Monthly Archives: May 2014

NEW RELEASE: LEX TALIONIS by R. S. A. Garcia out today!!!

Happy release day to R. S. A. Garcia with her debut novel “Lex Talionis”, a science fiction thriller that Publishers Weekly calls a “stunning debut” in their starred review.

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The recently posted SF Crowsnest review characterizes this book as “astounding” and “remarkable”. And, during the pre-publication weeks we heard lots of other praise for this amazing debut from a Caribbean author.

Buy your copy today at:

Amazon.com

Barnes and Noble

Dragonwell Publishing bookstore

and other on-line retailers. Or, visit your local bookstore and ask them to order a copy.

TODAY ONLY: e-mail us the receipt from your Lex Talionis purchase OR a link to your Lex Talionis review and receive a $5.00 gift certificate to the Dragonwell Publishing bookstore PLUS a chance to win an Amazon $5.00 gift certificate (one raffled between each ten entrants).

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Lex Talionis

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lextalionisLex Talionis a.k.a. my twitter pal wrote a kick ass book.

I haven’t been doing much in the way of book reviews in the last few months due to the limited free time, but I need to take some time to pontificate about this awesome book.

Like most books I read now, I found Lex Talionis by RSA Garcia via a recommendation from another person I know. I’ve been twitter pal’s with the author’s sister for a while and she was all like “Hey, my sister has a book coming out. You should check it out.” Whaddya know, it’s right up my alley.

On one of Earth’s planetary outposts, a young woman dies–and is brought back to life by a mysterious alien.

Inside a military starship, a wounded soldier is stalked by an unseen enemy.

When Lex reawakens in a clinic, she doesn’t remember who she is, or who killed…

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Lex Talionis by R.S.A. Garcia

The Online Eccentric Librarian

Lex Talionis is a well written sci fi novel featuring a strong female protagonist in a harsh, gritty story. The author successfully uses different POVs and even time periods, to create a mystery worth reading.  Although there are aliens and metahumans, they aren’t used as a deus ex machina and add to the story in very simple but effective ways.  The book is a dense read but a mature protagonist and well built world keep the plot moving at an engaging pace.

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Story: A badly beaten and sexually assaulted woman is saved from the streets and ends up in a hospital. She has no memory of how she was abused or who she is. As she spends time in the hospital recovering, a large cast of characters will become involved in her case – from the doctor treating her, hackers, police, government officials, even a circus performer and an alien…

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LEX TALIONIS by R. S. A. Garcia: Nebula weekend, giveaway, and media round-up

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Click on the cover to enter a Goodreads giveaway for 5 print copies of this stunning debut novel by a Caribbean science fiction author. The giveaway will be open until the release day on May 30, 2014.

R. S. A. Garcia’s science fiction thriller is receiving a great response from readers and early reviewers, in the wake of the starred review from Publishers Weekly that came out earlier this month. Here is what the reviewers say about the book:

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“The setting is handled in an effortless way that makes aliens and advanced technology feel commonplace. Artificial breeding, interplanetary settlement, and political rebellion are just a few of the concepts that Garcia infuses with ethical tensions and deep personal emotion in this intense and intriguing work.” — Publishers Weekly

A tense, morally complex science fiction thriller that tackles hard questions of loyalty, exploitation, and human decency without compromising on plot.— Elizabeth Bear

I could not put the book down and stayed up all hours reading.— Angela Street

Wow. WOW.” — Kate McNeil

This is a very complex book with many different aspects and if you can follow along without getting lost it is very much worth the read. The story ends, yes, but it does leave it open for more and I hope their are more books coming. — Hannah

An exciting and thought-provoking story! I hope it is the beginning of a series.” — Jay Williams

A compelling, thought-provoking novel. R.S.A. Garcia is an author to watch!” — Analouise Keating

the story was entirely compelling, I couldn’t put it down and when it came to the end, I read and re-read the last chapters wishing it weren’t over and trying to eek every last nuance out of it.— Erin Burns

I had some preconceived notions about this novel as the author is new and the publisher fairly unknown. What surprised me was how much I enjoyed everything about this novel. The characters were very well developed within the movement of the story-line. I really liked Troi and Chris even though they had minimal appearances. The world building is splendid in that you get a sense of the alien/human interaction that promises a truly unique experience.— Koeur

“R.S.A. Garcia is good at tense moments that hook the reader…  The way the scenes flowed together was flawless and enthralling.” — Beverly

Worth a look at.— Jaiw

And, check out the author’s pre-publication interview on Geek Syndicate at the following link:

http://geeksyndicate.co.uk/features/eye-for-an-eye-talking-vengeance-with-r-s-a-garcia/

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This weekend “Lex Talionis will be showcased at the Nebula Award weekend in California. If you are attending the weekend, look out for out electronic and print giveaways!

For those *not* attending the Nebulas, preordering is now open at Amazon:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1940076129/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=1940076129&linkCode=as2&tag=dragopubliblo-20&linkId=AZENLHWOPOYMBYVX

and at the Dragonwell Publishing Bookstore:

http://publishing.dragonwell.org/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=65&products_id=10016

Follow our blog and check back for updates and R. S. A. Garcia’s upcoming blog posts.

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MISTRESS OF THE SOLSTICE by Anna Kashina a silver medalist in 2014 Independent Publisher Book Awards

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Partial results were announced last night, and we were all thrilled to find Anna Kashina’s “Mistress of the Solstice” among the winners. For the current list of winners see: http://www.independentpublisher.com/article.php?page=1791&urltitle=2014%20Independent%20Publisher%20Book%20Awards%20Results

“Mistress of the Solsice” has received high praise from many venues, including Publishers Weekly and ForeWord Reviews, which characterized her book as “a superior fantasy novel with a strong flavor of romance and myth”. This dark romantic fantasy based on Russian folklore is centered about the gruesome Solstice rites that were practiced in Russia before Christianity and brings to life many creatures of the Slavic myths.

This year, Anna is celebrating the release of two installments in her action-packed Majat Code series from Angry Robot Books, UK. Book 1, “Blades of the Old Empire” came out in February, and book 2, “The Guild of Assassins” will come out in August.

Congratulations to Anna!

 

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