Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Blog Tour: The Zoastra Affair by Victoria Pinder

A hundred years from now, Earth has trading partners with alien beings, mostly humanoid. However, going into space brought forth an unknown enemy who attacks Earth at will.

The Zoastra is part of the Earthseekers, an organization originally designed to go into space. Its new mission is to find Earth’s enemies.

Ariel is stuck on a Victorian planet and steals Grace’s body and life to get off the planet. Grace must get her body back before Ariel bonds with Grace’s husband, Peter. Then there is Cross, the man on a mission to find those who killed his family. Ariel is attracted to Cross, but she’s stolen someone’s life.


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Excerpt Six:
The General turned to her and she froze. “Major Newman.”
Her gaze swung to Peter, who remained working diligently at his station. The General meant her, not her husband. Biting her lip, she put her tablet down and rose. Putting her hands behind her back, she nodded, giving him her full attention. “Sir?”
The General gave a curt nod. “The Sheratons requested our assistance in working on their planet defenses. You, Major Peter Newman, and Captain Cross will be deployed to the planet.”
Peter coughed. Grace knew he hoped for a promotion and wouldn’t be too excited about this mission. The last mission to rescue her from an alien planet hadn’t been much fun for her either. Her lips pressed together as Peter gave her a look. Crossing her arms, she waited until the other officers went back to their work before she sat down. Picking up her tablet, she tapped her finger on her seat. Why send a woman to the male run planet? The Sheraton home world was one place she’d never planned to visit, but the General’s orders were absolute. Narrowing her eyes she jotted down an electronic message, egotistical jerks won’t like me. She sent it to Peter while keeping her eyes on her view screen and holding her tablet.
A moment later, she turned her chair to see Peter smile at her before he went back to doing something at his seat.
Sighing, she flipped another page of the reports. Nothing. She couldn’t find one woman of interest. She preferred to move along to a planet no one else had studied, and not a place where men talked down to you because you were a woman. Rolling her eyes, her blood boiled. This planet could stop trading with Earth tomorrow for all she cared.

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Victoria Pinder grew up in Irish Catholic Boston before moving to the Miami sun. She’s worked in engineering, after passing many tests proving how easy Math came to her. Then hating her life at the age of twenty four, she decided to go to law school. Four years later, after passing the bar and practicing very little, she realized that she hates the practice of law. She refused to one day turn 50 and realize she had nothing but her career and hours at a desk. After realizing she needed change, she became a high school teacher. Teaching is rewarding, but writing is a passion.
During all this time, she always wrote stories to entertain herself or calm down. Her parents are practical minded people demanding a job, and Victoria spent too many years living other people’s dreams, but when she sat down to see what skill she had that matched what she enjoyed doing, writing became so obvious. The middle school year book when someone wrote in it that one day she’d be a writer made sense when she turned thirty.
When she woke up to what she wanted, the dream of writing became so obvious. She dreams of writing professionally, where her barista can make her coffee and a walk on the beach, can motivate her tales. Contemporary romances are just fun to write. She’s always thinking whose getting hurt and whose story is next on the list to fall in love. Victoria’s love of writing has kept her centered and focused through her many phases, and she’s motivated to write many stories.
Member of Florida Romance Writers, Contemporary Romance, Fantasy, Futuristic and Paranormal chapter of RWA, and in Savvy Authors.
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Tour long Giveaway: Two (2) ebook copies of the book

Dates: 1/17/2014 thru 1/31/2014

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