Monday, January 25, 2016

#GiveAway - Cubeball by Michael Leon


Cubeball
by Michael Leon

One randomly chosen winner  will win a $50 Amazon/BN.com gift card. Please use the RaffleCopter below to enter. Remember you may increase your chances of winning by visiting the other tour stops. Those locations maybe found here.

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BLURB:

A naturally gifted ex-national champion and a savant with a computer-like mind compete against the world's best in the 22nd century's most popular sport - CUBEBALL - the chess-like, technology-enhanced, snooker of the future where the world stage is dominated by gambling, drugs and massive audiences.

GENRE:  Sci-fi

Buy links: 
Amazon | BookPOD  



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EXCERPT:

Unlike the real Mars settlement, Mons City was surrounded by a vertical city. Skyscrapers impossible to build on Earth or Mars dwarfed the largest mountain in the solar system. Mons City consisted of two cities, the Left Bank and Right Bank. Each city was built at the base of Olympus Mons, forming the largest boulevard ever digitally designed. Two parallel lines of skyscrapers extended thirty kilometres out from the Martian mountain and five kilometres apart. There was only one way in to Mons City and that was through the boulevard. Hover lines crisscrossed between the two cities making a Tokyo train station look like a country town. Twenty two million gamers (most online from their home) competed in this game. Around fifty thousand actually entered the game from Velvet Underground. Most of them were there to hide from the real world or rest and recover from the demands of the game. About another thousand were like Mickey, looking for someone. It was a melting pot of technology, human energy, drugs and dreams. So much had been won, lost or wasted in this boulevard of broken dreams. Mickey slowed as he entered Mons City.


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AUTHOR Bio and Links:

I worked with national and international organisations as a business analyst in Australia and overseas. I authored many business books analysing the foodservice and food retail industry in Australia, Europe and Asia, as well as agribusiness global trends.  I also ran a consultancy business that assisted Australian enterprises to develop new markets in Australia and overseas.

I commenced writing science fiction novels full time in 2009. It was a life-long interest of mine. I have written five novels - all exploring contemporary social issues in future speculative worlds. They are: Shadow Dance; Extinction; Cubeball; Titan Sages and Alive. My novels blend speculative science, new age and poetry. Readers of novels such as Carl Sagan’s Contact would enjoy my novels.

Links:  

Blog: http://odyssey2k1.blogspot.com/
Goodreads:  https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5369984.Michael_Leon
Website: http://www.michaelleon.com.au/
iBooks:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/cubeball/id1050883428?mt=11


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28 comments:

  1. thank you for the chance to win :)

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  2. Thanks Crystal for hosting today and thank you to Goddess Fish! Wishing everyone good luck in the giveaway!

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    1. Hi Gabrielle! Thanks so much for your positive feedback. I appreciate it. Best of luck with the giveaway!

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    1. Hi Kim! Thank you for visiting and good luck with the giveaway!

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  5. It seems like a great book! Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thank you Thais! It's been fun sharing my book today. Thanks for visiting!

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    1. Hi Rita! I appreciate your encouragement and best of luck with the giveaway!

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  7. I really enjoyed reading the excerpt, well, actually the entire post was terrific, thank you!

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    1. Thank you, Betty! I appreciate all your support and positive feedback!

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  8. Where is your favorite spot to read?

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    1. Hi Becky! I have many favourite spots for reading! But I particularly like to read on a train. Travel and reading, now there's a wonderful combination!

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  9. I am really enjoying this tour. This book sounds fantastic.

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    1. Hi MomJane! Your ongoing support is so appreciated. Thank you and best of luck with the giveaway!

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  10. Thanks Roselle! Good luck with the giveaway!

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  11. This book sounds like something I'd really enjoy reading, thank you for sharing!

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    1. Hi Nikolina! Thanks for visiting and good luck with the giveaway!

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  12. Can you explain the thought process for the book cover? It is an eye catching cover. Thank you.

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  13. Hi Ree! Sometimes less can say more and I think that's the process my publisher used. Thanks for visiting!

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  14. Good luck with the release!

    --Trix

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    1. Thanks for your support, Trix! Good luck with the giveaway!

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