Monday, February 4, 2013

Colonization by Aubrie Dionne: Guest Post and Giveaway.

Colonization (Paradise Reclaimed #1)
by Aubrie Dionne

Genre: YA Sci-Fi/Fantasy Romance (Action/Adventure)

Published by InkSpell Publishing

Released on November 7, 2012

Heat Level: Sweet

Word Count: 60,000


Andromeda has spent all seventeen years of her life aboard a deep space transport vessel destined for a paradise planet. Her safe cocoon is about to break open as Paradise 21 looms only one month away, and she must take the aptitude tests to determine her role on the new world and her computer assigned lifemate. As a great-granddaughter of the Commander of the ship, she wants to live up to her family name. But, her forbidden love for her childhood friend, Sirius, distracts her and she fails the tests. The results place her in a menial role in the new colony and pair her with Corvus, “the oaf”.

But when Andromeda steps foot on Paradise 21, her predestined future is the least of her worries. Alien ghosts from a failed colonization warn her of a deadly threat to her colony. And when Sirius’s ship crashes on the far ridge in an attempt to investigate, she journeys to rescue him with Corvus.

Andromeda now must convince the authorities of the imminent danger to keep her protect her new home. What she didn’t expect was a battle of her own feelings for Sirius and Corvus.

Can she save the colony and discover her true love?

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Symbolism in the Cover of Colonization
When I first saw my cover for Colonization: Paradise Reclaimed, I melted into my computer keyboard. I was amazed, impressed, excited. It represented my book so well, I could tell Inkspell Publishing had put a lot of thought into what they wanted to portray. Colonization is so much more than typical teen romance, and this cover bypasses that whole aspect, highlighting the sci fi element in the story. It’s intelligent, mysterious, and alluring. Everything I could have wanted to represent my book. 
Without going into too much detail, because that would give away spoilers, I can say the cover represents a crucial element of the plot, a defining factor in Andromeda’s decisions. This time it’s not evil aliens they need to worry about. And that’s all I can say about that!
To me, the globe on the cover represents a whole new world to explore, but also the bubble Andromeda has lived in all her life on her colony ship. Colonization: Paradise Reclaimed is a coming of age story that’s all about redefining boundaries, and the right to choose your own path.
To learn more, read Colonization: Paradise Reclaimed for yourself! 

About the Author
Aubrie grew up watching the original Star Wars movies over and over until she could recite and reenact every single scene in her backyard. She also loved The Goonies, Star Trek the Next Generation--favorite character was Data by far--and Indiana Jones. But, her all time favorite movie was The Last Unicorn. She still wonders why the unicorn decided to change back to a unicorn in the end.

Aubrie wrote in her junior high yearbook that she wanted to be “a concert flutist” when she grew up. She majored in flute performance at the University of New Hampshire on a full scholarship, then secured two teaching jobs at a University and a local community music school. While playing in orchestras and teaching, stories popped into her head, and she used them to make the music come alive for her flute students. Her students said they were so good, she had to write them down! Maybe they were right, who knows? Two careers seems to keep her busy. For now.

She is represented by Dawn Dowdle and writes sweet and adventurous fantasy, science fiction, and contemporary romance.

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Prize is a 2 Custom “Colonization” Key Chains. Contest is tour-wide, open internationally and ends Feb 14.

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