Wednesday, July 19, 2017

The Vessel by Nancy Fraser - Blurb Blitz and Giveaway



The Vessel
by Nancy Fraser

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GENRE:   Sci-Fi Romance

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BLURB:

    Major Liam McGregor is a career soldier. Chosen by the leader of the United Republic to transport a government protectee to safety, Liam takes on a task that has cost his predecessors their very lives.

    Alora of Delawon is an alien princess who holds the key to the survival of mankind. With the women of the United Republic left barren by previous chemical warfare, Alora’s ability to bear humanoid children makes her the government’s most valuable commodity.

    Together, Liam and Alora make the trek from the government’s safe house back toward the current capitol, fighting off raiders, survivalists, and an unexpected attraction to one another.

    Will their desires put them in danger? Or, will their being together become more important than the mission?

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EXCERPT:

Liam McGregor crossed the embossed seal, pressed his hand to the encoded screen, and stepped into Cal Stewart’s office.

Cal, the leader of the military branch of the United Republic, sat behind a huge oak desk, his attention given to the older, rather gaunt-looking man who stood before him. Dressed in a dark, worn suit, his back bent with age, the man turned and raised his weathered gaze in Liam’s direction.

“Is this the guy?” the old man asked.

“Yes,” Cal confirmed. “Liam McGregor, this is John Barrow, Sciences Division Director.
He’s come to request our help, and I’ve assured him you’re the best man for the job.”

Liam nodded. “What job would that be, sir?”

“Sit,” Barrow said, waving his hand in the direction of the nearby chair. “I have some background information to give you. It will explain everything, and define your part in saving mankind.”

“Mankind?” Liam repeated in question.

“Yes.” Cal’s response was filled with conviction. “Our future depends on a successful mission.”

Liam lowered himself into the closest chair, his focus on the strange man who’d sought him out. Barrow shuffled across the room and perched himself on the edge of Cal’s desk. He drew a long, ragged breath and began.

“A little over eight years ago, the government discovered a small group of women who possessed a rare DNA string and previously unknown blood type. A very valuable blood type.”

Liam cast a glance in Cal’s direction. “Valuable in what way?”

Cal lowered his gaze, his robust voice a mere whisper when he admitted, “It allows them to procreate. To carry on with life.”

Liam thought about the childless couples he knew, and of how they’d suffered with sterility as result of the chemical war of 2150. “So, you’re saying these women are resistant to the radiation that left the rest of the known world sterile?”

“Yes,” Barrow admitted.

Liam bit back a curse. “And, I assume, the government has kept these women under lock and key since then.”

Barrow shot Cal a grimace. “Something like that.”

A shiver made its way along Liam’s spine, a well-honed warning all was not what it seemed. “Perhaps, you can enlighten me a bit more. For the sake of my mission, of course.”

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REVIEW

Earth is in trouble of their own makings.  Women can no longer bear children.  A familiar trope with a twist.  No-one should be forced to bear children and Liam is working hard to keep that from happening.  Look for tension, romance, danger and interesting world building.  The backstory is woven into the fabric of the plot and adds interest to the story.   Add two great main characters and you have a very nice story line.  A nice Science Fiction Romance with more romance that science. 

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AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Like most authors, Nancy Fraser began writing at an early age, usually on the walls and with crayons or, heaven forbid, permanent markers. Her love of writing often made her the English teacher’s pet, which, of course, resulted in a whole lot of teasing. Still, it was worth it.

Published in multiple genres, Nancy currently writes for four publishers. She has published twenty-four books in both full-length and novella format. In November 2016 Nancy celebrated twenty years as a published author and will release her 25th book in mid-2017.

When not writing (which is almost never), Nancy splits her free time between her five grandchildren. She’s also an avid traveler with Las Vegas being her favorite destination. Nancy lives in Atlantic Canada where she enjoys the relaxed pace and colorful people.


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GIVEAWAY INFORMATION 

Nancy Fraser will be awarding a $20 Amazon or Barnes and Noble GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour

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Be sure to visit the other blogs on the tour:


July 10Long and Short Reviews
July 10Books, Dreams,Life
July 11Author Deborah A Bailey
July 12The Avid Reader
July 13Kit 'N Kabookle
July 13Laurie's Thoughts and Reviews
July 14Readeropolis
July 17Fabulous and Brunette
July 17Two Ends of the Pen
July 18Christine Young
July 18Deal Sharing Aunt
July 19Mixed Book Bag - review
July 20Punya Reviews...
July 21It's Raining Books

8 comments:

  1. Thank you for hosting this stop on my tour and for your lovely review. I'll stop back later in the day to say "hello" and see if anyone has any questions for me. Best of luck to everyone in the drawing.

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  2. Congrats on the tour and thanks for the chance to win :)

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  3. Thank you for your honest review, it's much appreciated!



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  4. Great to have everyone here today. Hope you enjoy the post.

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  5. What upcoming books are you looking forward to reading in 2017? Thanks for the giveaway. I hope that I win. Bernie W BWallace1980(at)hotmail(d0t)com

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