The Calling by Branwen Oshea / #bookblast #giveway

Welcome back to Lamon Reviews. We have a bookblast for a YA novel, The Calling by Branwen Oshea. This sci-fi novel looks interesting and I hope you decide to give it a try.

Remember to use the link in the post to enter for your chance to win in the giveaway.

Branwen OShea will be awarding a prize pack of:

1) One signed paperback

2) One Tote bag with the Finding Humanity Series logo (Savas’ Compass)

3) Two different bookmarks for The Calling, one signed by the author, to one randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.

GENRE: YA Sci-fi

The Calling BLURB:

Humanity’s wake-up call. Answer it or face extinction.

When Bleu’s little sister shows symptoms of the deadly Sickness, a strange vision directs him to leave humanity’s subterranean haven and seek the cure on Earth’s glacial surface. Joining the expedition team, Bleu expects extreme temperatures, not a surface ruled by ingenious predators.

Rana and her fellow star beings have co-existed with Earth’s top carnivores since the humans disappeared. But when her peers transform into Crowned Ones, the final stage of star being development, she fears remaining Uncrowned like her parents. To prove her worth, she undertakes a dangerous mission—contacting the hostile and nearly extinct humans.

But Rana’s plan backfires, and Bleu’s team retaliates. As war with the more advanced star being civilization looms, both Rana and Bleu separately seek a way to save their people.

I would like to take a moment to say I really like this novel’s cover art. It appeals to me as an interesting YA cover. I like it! I think good cover art is in my wheel-house.

The Calling by Branwen Oshea. An Excert

A bloodcurdling howl pierced the darkness nearby. He startled, and the rover lurched to the side, the treads grinding against the ice.

In all his years of secret studies, he’d never considered studying animal vocalizations. Anything, including the Undescended, could be making the howls beyond the range of his snow rover’s headlights.

As much as he had longed for this world, he was lost here. As he scanned the inky horizon, a large dark blob drew his gaze to an elevated area of ice. Did it move? He narrowed his eyes, straining to confirm reality. Just get to the camp. Just get to the camp. It moved.

“Base, something’s out here…pacing on a hill above me. I’m maintaining course, but I’m going to have to pass below it. Should I change course?”

“You heard Commander Savas. Shoot it as soon as it’s in range. Continue course.”

“Continue course. Got it, sir.” Bleu hastily checked his gun, wishing for Stamf’s longer-range rifle. It’s not close enough yet… His hand tightened on his gun. I don’t even know what it is, and I have to kill it?

The rover sped along as his indecision churned within him. Trust your instincts, Bleu, his mother had said. It lured us, Savas had said. In his mind, Bleu replayed Neviah’s terrifying video footage. That creature could be stalking him right now. Orders were orders. He raised his gun.

AUTHOR Bio and Links:

As a young girl, Branwen wanted to become an ambassador for aliens. Since the aliens never hired her, she now writes about them.

Branwen OShea has a Bachelors in Biology from Colgate University, a Bachelors in Psychology, and a Masters in Social Work. She lives in Connecticut with her family and a menagerie of pets, and enjoys hiking, meditating, and star-gazing. Her previously published works include contributing to a nonfiction yoga book, wellness magazines, and her published science fiction novella, Silence of the Song Trees.

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Did you enjoy today’s excert from The Calling by Branwen Oshea. I did, and it left me with questions. It certainky looks like an interesting YA novel. What did you think? Has it piqued your interest? Let me know in the comment section below. Have you read her other novel?

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K. LaMon
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      1. Yes! There’s five POVs:
        Two human teens from Northern Haven: Atsushi Collins and Bleu Reinier
        A human adult: Commander Kern Savas
        And two star being teens: Rana and Kahali
        Years ago, there were 8, but the most I could reduce it to and still have the story work was these five. 🙂

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      1. It’s the first book in the Finding Humanity series. The next two, THE CHASM and THE RUINED (titled of this one may change), are already in edits. 🙂 I’ll be giving out a free short story to everyone on my newsletter list that takes place between books 1 and 2 this spring. I’ve got a lot planned and in the works for these characters. 🙂

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      1. Yes, Rai Fiondella did them all- they’re a wonderful person and a joy to work with. Met them by shear happenstance at a book event.
        Also, OMG! I just got a text that The Calling’s paperback version just got the #! New Release Amazon orange flag in YA Fiction dealing with violence. Woohoo! 🙂

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