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Dark Days of Summer 2012 Blog Tour

As a part of the Dark Days of Summer 2012 Blog Tour, I’m hosting SJ Kincaid and her novel Insignia.

Today, Harper Teen has given me this question to answer:
Like all book lovers, you choose your vacation destination based on what you’re reading.
Lucky you— a magical genie is granting you and your copy of INSIGNIA a summer trip. If you could read INSIGNIA anywhere in the world, where would you go and why?

Well, if I was offered a free summer trip where I could read all day, I would automatically pick a warm, sunny, beach location. Maybe Hawaii. Nothing beats a breezy shore, sand, and a good book for relaxing.

But related to Insignia specifically, I think it narrows my choices down to Washington, DC or Las Vegas. DC would be ideal for the politics in the book – it would be an immersion in the setting. But Las Vegas for the gaming aspect. Tom Raines, the main character in Insignia, excels at games – specifically virtual reality games. It would certainly be an experience to get immersed in a virtual reality game in between occasional breaks in reading. I’m sure I wouldn’t be good enough to get noticed by the government. So there’s no chance I’d get recruited to any branch of military where they need my gaming skills. But that’s what books are for. A chance to escape everyday life for an exciting adventure where there are no limits!

Click here for a chapter excerpt from Insignia!


Be sure to check out Insignia, on sale July 10th.

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Leg 2 of the Dark Days of Summer 2012 Blog Tour Continues:
6/12 Aprilynne Pike at Books with Bite
6/14 Dan Wells at Hobbitsies
6/19 Veronica Roth at The Mod Pod Bookshelf
6/21 SJ Kincaid at SciFi Chick
6/26 Aprilynne Pike at Books with Bite
6/28 Dan Wells at Hobbitsies
7/3 Veronica Roth at The Mod Pod Bookshelf
7/5 SJ Kincaid at SciFi Chick

Insignia

Tagged again…

Neth Space tagged me for this easy meme:

Grab the nearest book and turn to page 123. Write down the fifth sentence, post it, and then tag 5 others to do this.

“You’re friend’s ship has changed course.” – This is from Rogue Angel: Provenance residing in my purse. I’m just thankful it was a short sentence!

As for passing along the tag, if you feel so inclined… consider yourself tagged!

Build Your Dream Home

Saw this at Kev’s Blog:

Your home is a

Time-Lord’s Manor


Your kitchen consists of dilithium-powered food replicators, manned by obedient robot slaves, who are sure to never, ever rebel. I mean, it’s preposterous to even consider it. Your study has every science fiction title ever written. One of your garages contains a life-sized X-Wing fighter, and KITT. (KITT was a gift from a well-meaning uncle.)

Your home also includes a robot repair bay, where your mechanized servants are routinely fitted with new restraining bolts. (It’s just a precaution.) Your guests enjoy your working holodeck. Outside is your radio telescope, listening constantly for alien transmissions. Especially invaders. They’ll come eventually, even if nobody believes you. (Nobody does.)

Below is a snippet of the blueprints:

Find YOUR Dream Home!

Questions for Book Bloggers

Saw this one over at Errant Thoughts:

What are you reading right now?
See current Libraything list to the right->
Sharper Than a Serpent’s Tooth, by Simon R. Green
Rogue Angel: Secret of the Slaves, by “Alex Archer”
Devil’s Right Hand, by Lilith Saintcrow

Do you have any idea what you’ll read when you’re done with that?
I have quite a list lined up. Here are just a few:
Poltergeist, by Kat Richardson
Once Bitten, Twice Shy, by Jennifer Rardin
Princes of the Golden Cage, by Nathalie Mallet
Crystal Rain and Ragamuffin, by Tobias Buckell

Continue reading Questions for Book Bloggers

Blogging Tips Meme

JP from SFSignal has tagged me with the Blogging Tips Meme. And as they say, this isn’t your usual meme. But here are some helpful blogging tips that fellow taggers can add to…

-Start Copy-

It’s very simple. When this is passed on to you, copy the whole thing, skim the list and put a * star beside those that you like. (Check out especially the * starred ones.)

Add the next number (1. 2. 3. 4. 5., etc.) and write your own blogging tip for other bloggers. Try to make your tip general.

After that, tag 10 other people. Link love some friends!

Just think- if 10 people start this, the 10 people pass it onto another 10 people, you have 100 links already!

1. Look, read, and learn. **
http://www.neonscent.com

2. Be, EXCELLENT to each other. *
http://www.bushmackel.com

3. Don’t let money change ya! *
http://www.therandomforest.info

4. Always reply to your comments. ***
http://chattiekat.com

5. Link liberally — it keeps you and your friends afloat in the Sea of Technorati. *
http://chipsquips.com

6. Don’t give up – persistance is fertile. *
http://www.velcro-city.co.uk

7. Give link credit where credit is due. **
http://www.sfsignal.com

8. Pictures say a thousand words and can usually add to any post.
http://scifichick.com

-End Copy-

And then there’s laziness.. which prevents me from worrying about a pic for this post.

So… I tag Carl from Stainless Steel Droppings, SQT’s Fantasy & Sci-Fi Lovin’ Blog, Critical Hits, Nancy from Bookfoolery and Babble, Neth Space, Twisted Kingdom, Shiloh Walker, Stephanie’s Confessions of a Book-a-holic, Christine d’Abo, and Amy Ruttan.