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Monday, August 5, 2019

One of Two by S.R. Cronin





One of Two
by S.R. Cronin

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GENRE: Sci-fi Fantasy

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BLURB:

Telepathy creates as many problems as it solves, as everyone in the secret organization x0 would admit. When new member Lola discovers another group of telepaths with a totally different approach, those problems multiply at the speed of thought.


Soon, Lola’s family and friends are in danger. Lucky for her, she’s not your average budding psychic. Each person she is close to has a special gift of their own. That’s good, because it’s going to take every power they possess to stop these others from tearing apart x0.

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EXCERPTS (Exclusive Excerpt):


The last flight of the night to Houston was sold out, so they ended up at an airport hotel with a 6 a.m. flight. Lola didn’t expect to sleep, but she tried to lie still so Alex could get some rest. Every time she dozed off, she woke up more exhausted.

Then she started checking her gear, making sure she had the food and water she needed. Did she need first aid? Of course she did. There might be no doctors where she was going.

Why was she headed somewhere so remote? She must be running from the evil telepath. No, she’d planned this trip long ago. She wanted to walk to the edge of the Earth, following the coastline south. She ought to get a map and a Spanish dictionary. People spoke Spanish where she was going.

She looked down and saw her feet covered in mud. Maybe she was so tired because her shoes were so heavy. How had she gotten out into this marsh? She’d been walking for weeks. Or months. Perhaps the Earth had no edge?

Then there it was. After a rocky scramble up over boulders, she could see waves crashing underneath her, a hundred feet below. She was on a windy cliff, watching ocean swells coming from two directions as they exploded in a giant spray of noise and foam. It was the Atlantic and Pacific colliding at the tip of South America, and it was incredibly beautiful. She started to cry because she knew this was where she needed to be.

Lola, it’s okay.” Alex was sitting up in bed next to her. “You did everything you could today. Don’t be upset.”

She looked up at Alex, confused. What was he doing here? Rather, what was she doing here? The dream faded.

He wiped a tear from her check. “Tough day.”

It’s not why I’m crying.”

Why then?”

I have to go to Tierra del Fuego.”

You mean in South America? What on Earth for?”

Lola sat up and looked out of the small hotel room window at the moonless sky. She pulled the worn bedspread closer around her and shivered.

That’s the problem. I have to go, and I have no idea why.”

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AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Sherrie Roth grew up in Western Kansas thinking there was no place in the universe more fascinating than outer space. After her mother vetoed astronaut as a career ambition, she went on to study journalism and physics in hopes of becoming a science writer.

She published her first science fiction short story and then waited a lot of tables while she looked for inspiration for the next tale. When it finally came, it declared to her it had to be a whole book, nothing less. One night, while digesting this disturbing piece of news, she drank way too many shots of ouzo with her boyfriend. She woke up thirty-one years later demanding to know what was going on.

The boyfriend, who she had apparently long since married, asked her to calm down. He explained that, in a fit of practicality, she had gone back to school and gotten a degree in geophysics and had spent the last 28 years interpreting seismic data in the oil industry. The good news, according to Mr. Cronin, was she found it at least mildly entertaining and ridiculously well-paying. The bad news was the two of them had still managed to spend almost all of the money.

Apparently she was now Mrs. Cronin, and the further good news was they had produced three wonderful children whom they loved dearly, even though to be honest that is where a lot of the money had gone. Even better news was that Mr. Cronin turned out to be a warm-hearted, encouraging sort who was happy to see her awake and ready to write. "It's about time," were his exact words.

Sherrie Cronin discovered that over the ensuing decades Sally Ride had already managed to become the first woman in space and done a fine job of it. No one, however, had written the book that had been in Sherrie's head for decades. The only problem was the book informed her it had grown into a six book collection. Sherrie decided she better start writing before it got any longer. She's been wide awake ever since, and writing away.


Author Social Media Links

Blogs:

Face Painting for World Peace - http://tothepowerofzero.org/

Fire Dancing for Fun and Profit - http://ytothepowerof1.org/

Treasure Hunting for a Good Time - http://zsquaredblog.org/

Leaving the Nest to Touch the Sky - http://ctothepowerofthree.org/

Touching the Sky to Save the World - http://dtothepowerof4.org/

Email me at lola.zeitman@gmail.com


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GIVEAWAY INFORMATION and RAFFLECOPTER CODE


S.R. Cronin will be awarding a $25 Amazon/BN GC and a kindle copy of another book from the 46. Ascending collection (winner’s choice) to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.





11 comments:

  1. Thanks so much for both the book description and giveaway as well. I enjoy hearing about another good book.

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  2. Thanks very much for hosting me on your blog!

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  3. Who is your favorite character in the book?

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  4. I liked the excerpt, thank you.

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  5. I want all the books. I think they will be a great read!

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  6. Great excerpt, thanks for sharing

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  7. Congrats on the release & thanks for the chance!

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  8. I really liked the excerpt. Sounds like a great book.

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