Tuesday, March 19, 2019

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Off Planet by Aileen Erin - Book Tour + Giveaway

Off Planet
Aileen Erin
Published by: Ink Monster LLC
Publication date: March 19th 2019
Genres: Dystopian, Young Adult
From USA Today Bestselling Author Aileen Erin
Maite Martinez has always yearned for more than waitressing in a greasy diner on the polluted ruins of planet Earth. Hiding her special abilities is a full-time job on its own, even with the government distracted by the mysterious alien race – the Aunare.
When a SpaceTech officer gets handsy with her, she reacts without thinking. Breaking his nose might not have been her smartest move. Now she’s faced with a choice: serious jail time working in a chain gang on a volcano planet or join the corporate army to fight against the impending war with the Aunare. It’s really no choice at all.
As with everything in her life, Maite quickly realizes that the war with the Aurnare isn’t what it seems. And Lorne, the Aunare prince, keeps popping up everywhere she goes. Being seen with him could get her in even deeper trouble with her commanders, but he’s the first person who sees through the wall she’s built around herself and she can’t bring herself to send him away.
When the situation between SpaceTech and the Aunare escalates, Maite has a way to end the war before it even begins. There’s only one question: Can she stop the total annihilation of humanity without getting herself killed in the process?

Guest Post
 If it were possible to visit any planet without dying, which would you go to and why? 

I absolutely love this topic! It’s something that I can totally nerd out on. And now, I’m totally going to cheat…

Because if I could go anywhere in our solar system, I wouldn’t go to one of the planets. I actually would love to go to Europa, one of Jupiter’s moons aka Jupiter II. It’s a little smaller than our moon but has a thin oxygen atmosphere. And—even cooler than that—because the ice crust surface of Europa is so smooth and new, they think that it has flowing, moving ocean underneath it. Aaaaaand that it could possibly have life in it! I love Earth’s ocean. So many amazing, beautiful, wonderous creatures live under the sea, and I can’t imagine all kinds of things under there.

Suffice it to say I have an overly active imagination, but when I think of Europa, I think of a whole world of creatures—intelligent and not—under the ice. I’m sure it’s nothing like I’m imagining, and it could just be single cell organisms. But I would love to be able to go there and explore what’s actually under there.

And, now I’m going to double cheat and put something else on this post: I’d love to explore our solar system and see if Planet Nine exists. And if I found it, I’d love to visit it.

I love a good mystery, and Planet Nine is kind of an amazing one. It would explain so much about the anomalies in our solar system, but no one has ever actually seen it. So, no one knows for sure that it actually exists. But thinking about Planet Nine opens a window in my imagination. My mind goes all kinds of crazy places that include some sort of beings that are out of phase with us, but that’s just my imagination kicking into high gear again. I should probably look into reining it in… ;) But I’m an author for a reason, and mysteries are always something I can get behind.

Author Bio:
Aileen Erin is half-Irish, half-Mexican, and 100% nerd–from Star Wars (prequels don’t count) to Star Trek (TNG FTW), she reads Quenya and some Sindarin, and has a severe fascination with the supernatural. Aileen has a BS in Radio-TV-Film from the University of Texas at Austin, and an MFA in Writing Popular Fiction from Seton Hill University. She lives with her husband in Los Angeles, and spends her days doing her favorite things: reading books, creating worlds, and kicking ass.

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