Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Blog tour: Blood Crown by Ali Cross + guest post & giveaway

We have a YA sci-fi blog tour today. We are one of the stops on the Blood Crown Blog Tour. For our stop, we have a guest post by author Allie Cross and there's a tour-wide giveaway.

Blood Crown by Ali Cross
YA science fiction
Published February 20th 2014 by Novel Ninjutsu

Serantha is the daughter of the Emperor of the West, who rules over the remnant of humanity who escaped a dying Earth and took to the stars a thousand years ago. With no habitable planets found during their exile, the android Servants who were supposed to care for them rose up, took the name of Mind, and murdered her father. Now the androids amuse themselves by forcing humans like her into mindless drudgery. But flashes of memory hint that Sera is no ordinary human.

On the other side of the galaxy, Nicolai, Son of the East, has abandoned his crown and joined the rebel forces in the war against the Mind. Humans have no real chance... unless the enhanced DNA developed by the Blood Crown scientists can unlock mankind's potential. When Nic and Sera are united, they discover their true potential--and together, humanity just might have a chance. But there's a legion of androids and nine years of mistrust between East and West... and coming together will require more than they ever expected.

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Top Eight Sci Fi Movies that Inspired Blood Crown:

1. Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home--the Genesis Directive totally fascinated me and made me want to write about it. 

2. Fifth Element--Actually, Fifth Element could probably take up half the list all by itself because I'm such a huge fan of it I feel like it's a part of me. But I definitely imagined the Mind's ship like Fhloston Paradise.

3. Star Trek: First Contact--Uh, organic/tech hybrids who assimilate any and all useful technologies? YES.

4. Bicentennial Man & iRobot--pretty obvious, right?

5. Gattaca. Humanity's quest for perfection? Gotta be part of it.

6. Terminator--You've really gotta watch out for those autonomous machines. Don't we know by now that it always ends badly?

7. Resident Evil--Hello? Alice is "human" supersized. And she's totally badass.

8. And finally, War Games. I'm a child of the 80's through and through and I still think there's nothing quite so creepy as those five little words . . . "Shall we play a game?" 

About Ali Cross:

Ali Cross is the sensei of Novel Ninjutsu where she holds a black belt in awesome. She lives in Utah with her kickin' husband, two sparring sons, one ninja cat, one sumo dog and four zen turtles.

Ali is the award-winning author of young and new adult fiction and moonlights as Alex Cross when she can write wild middle grade adventures set in the faraway places of her imagination.

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1 comment:

  1. Thanks so much for hosting me today, guys! You're the best! <3