Monday, July 25, 2016

Virtual Book Tour: Cosmic Inception

Envisioning Alien Worlds Part 2

Sometimes when you’re creating something, you’re really destroying it. One of the planets Nick and Fieo visit is inimical to all life. Not from any natural means, but because it was destroyed by the dominant life form. The cycle of life was broken, from the smallest organism to the largest creature. The extinction level event wiped out every planet and every creature who called the planet home.
What happens when there’s no plant life? Erosion... there goes the soil! The air becomes a poisonous mix without the purifying miracle of photosynthesis leading to rapid climate change. The land quakes, volcanoes erupt, and storms rage without pause until only the dead, fossilized forests remain to hint at once was a paradise.
Could anything survive this planet? It doesn’t appear to be so, and without the wondrous technology of the Caeorleians, it wouldn’t be possible. But not even the most advanced bio filters can keep the toxic mix of chemicals in the atmosphere at bay forever or prevent the damage from a concentrated lightning storm.
The true question is why Fieo and Nick must go there and if they will find a way to survive... or fail in their mission and die. I’m sharing this photo inspiration so you can catch a glimpse of the hell that hubris (and my imagination) wrought. Dun-dun-duh!

Their journey will span the universe and back, but there’s no guarantee they’ll make it together.

Though Nick and Fieo are drawn to each other, their relationship has never been easy. Their differences go beyond their races, but they’ve managed to work together to prevent the spread of corruption, growing closer along the way. Nick still battles the effects of years of loneliness, fear, and pain but surprises everyone when he refuses to stay behind when Fieo is sent on a vital mission to find the Collectors. Fieo objects, but there’s no stopping Nick when he sets his mind to something. Over the course of their mission, it becomes clear Nick is more than anyone ever imagined, but the mystery of his past threatens to derail his future.

The search for the truth will take Fieo and Nick far from Caeorleia, to worlds both familiar and completely alien, and put stress on their already tenuous relationship. It’s a journey that will either tear them apart or finally bring them together. 

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press  Cover Artist: Christine Griffin
Length: 288 Pages, 110.5k

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Alicia Nordwell is one of those not so rare creatures, a reader turned writer. Striving to find something interesting to read one day, she decided to write what she wanted instead. Then the voices started ... Yep, not only does she talk about herself in the third person for bios, she has voices in her head constantly clamoring to get out.
Fortunately for readers, with the encouragement of her family and friends, she decided for her own sanity to keep writing. Now you can find her stories both free and e-published!She can be found quite often at her blog, where she has a lot of free fiction for readers to enjoy or working hard, or maybe hardly working, as an admin on under her online nickname, Cia.
Oh yeah, she's a wife, mom of two, and lives in the dreary, yet ideal for her redhead complexion, Pacific Northwest. Except for when she disappears into one of the many worlds in her head, of course!    
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