Friday, June 21, 2013

Science Fiction Romance Brigade Second Mid-Summer Blog Hop - My Favorite Aliens, the T'carais or Clutch Turtles

I love the Liaden Universe books by Sharon Lee and Steve Miller. The first book in the series (Agent of Change) introduces the T'carais or Clutch Turtles.  Here is how Edger and the turtles are introduced:

"He was regal, as befitted a T'carais and a being more than nine hundred Standard Years old, though among his race he was known for his occasional hasty action.  On visas he was thus: Twelfth Shell Fifth Hatched Knife Clan of Middle River's Sparing Spawn of Farmer Greentrees of the Spear-makers Den, The Edger."

Edger is the brother of Van Con yos'Phelium and friend of Miri Robertson the two main character in Agent of Change.  Edger is also very large.

I have two copies of Agent of Change to give away.  If you would like to know more about Van Con, Miri and Edger fill in the Rafflecopter giveaway form below. I will choose two winners and notify you on June 26th if you are one of the winners.  This prize is for my blog only.

To be eligible for the prizes offered by the SFB Blog Hop you must fill in the other Rafflecopter giveaway form below.

Remember  -One Rafflecopter for Mixed Book Bag and other Rafflecopter form for Blog Hop prizes.  Visit the other Blogs participating to get additional changes to win.   What are the Blog Hop Prizes?

1st Prize - $150 Amazon or B&N gift card (winner's choice) and an
ebook bundle (currently Ghost in the Machine, Bayne, Recast Book 1:Wither, Recast Book 2:Clash, Alien Adoration, Switched, Reckless Rescue, Wreck of the Nebula Dream, Keir, Terms & Conditions Apply, The Key, Marya, The Iron Admiral, Sasha’s Calling, Trouble at the Hotel Baba Ghanoush, Winter in Paradise, Once Upon a Time in Space, the Telomere trilogy, Winter Fusion, Blue Nebula, Demential, Wytchfire, Maven, Fires of Justice, Interface, Girl under Glass, and Breakout. Bonus books – Ghost Planet, The Iron Admiral: Conspiracy andDeception, and Games of Command.)

2nd Prize - $50 Amazon or B&N gift card (winner's choice)

3rd Prizes - four $25 Amazon or B&N gift cards (given to separate
winners and their choice)

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  1. I dont really have a fav kinda new to the sci-fi scene

  2. Oh and the link to your fb page is not showing up :(

  3. How fun - this is the first I've heard about the blog hop - and my first stop (from yoru email on the Loop).

  4. Lisa, I'm glad you found it and stopped by.

  5. Thanks for the great giveaway!

  6. Jo,
    a truly unusual character set! Sea turtles are one of my favorite creatures, love to swim with them in Hawaii. Always enjoyed tortoises as well.

    Glad someone thought to use them in a sci fi tale.

    Cathryn Cade

  7. I've heard so many good things about the Liaden Universe series, but haven't had a chance to read one of the books yet. I'd love a chance to win Agent of Change.

    Thanks for the chance, and for being a part of the Brigade's Midsummer Blog Hop.

  8. My favorite Alien is Stitch and Superman. Of course,Yoda has a place all his own.

  9. Lol, I have a race of chelonians, although they were a passing nod to the great A'tuin from the Discworld novels. :)

  10. I don't FB or Tweet so I really appreciate your having an optional method of entering. Thank you for the lovely giveaway!

  11. Sorry...should have clicked on both rafflecopters so I could see the question...I think Pip is one of my favorite aliens although I love treecats and plenty of other creatures as well.

  12. I so,so Heart the Hero & heroine Jake/Neytiri from the movie AVATAR. HaPpy Brigade HO:P!!! thanQ!

  13. It's hard to name a favorite alien, especially when some characters seem so human-planet earth variety. I currently favour Rhis from Linnea's Sinclair's "Finders Keepers".

  14. At the moment, it's Datak Tarr from Defiance.

    Thanks for the amazing giveaway!
    elizabeth @ bookattict . com

  15. I don't have a favorite alien. So many to choose from. Its fun to see what people come up with.

  16. I really don't have a favorite alien.
    thanks for the giveaway,
    skpetal at hotmail dot com

  17. Jar Jar Binks...just kidding!

    Don't think I can pick just one fav alien. Thanks for the book rec, Jo (uh oh, think my TBR is toppling over after this blog hop!)


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