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Friday, 7 November 2014

Blog Tour Spotlight & Giveaway - Frontier Resistance by Leonie Rogers



Frontier Resistance
Frontier
Book Two
by Leonie Rogers
Genre: Science Fiction, Young Adult
Publisher: Hague Publishing
Word Count: 133,000
Cover Artist: Emma Llewelyn

Book Description:
The much awaited sequel to Frontier Incursion.

The Garsal have landed and Frontier has changed forever. Now Shanna and her friends must master their new gifts that will enable them to seek out the alien invaders before they enslave her world.

On the plateau the Council under Tamazine (the Senior Councillor) allies with the Starlyne race. Only united do the Scouts, their starcats, and the Starlyne have any chance of surviving, but Tamazine's distrust of the alliance creates a fatal weakness.

Below, the Garsal plot. They need a new pool of human slaves to expand their empire, but first, they must locate the humans already on Frontier and subdue them. Time is running out for both invader and settler, and the outcome hangs in the balance.


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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tvymDYRwj6Y&feature=youtu.be

Excerpt from Frontier Resistance

Chapter 4

“Learn to fly? Are you serious?” Amma leapt abruptly to her feet, gesticulating wildly with her arms. “How on earth will I fly? You might not have noticed, but I don’t have wings.” The normally calm cadet was almost hysterical, and Shanna reached up to lay a hand on her arm.

“I had no idea I could vanish either Amma – and now I discover that apparently I can manipulate light waves! I mean, really!” There was a small sound of hastily stifled laughter from Verren. “Fractus, exactly what do you mean by ‘fly’?”

The Starlyne gestured gracefully with its small hands and indicated the door in the wall. “I shall show you.” The door opened of its own accord, and they followed the Starlyne into a small cavern. Shanna smelt the freshness of Below, mixed with the pungent odour of pungo, as a small air current stirred the wisps escaping from her braids. There were a number of strange looking suits, which appeared to have oddly elongated extensions on the arms and legs. She frowned at them, thinking they looked remarkably like the kites her father had made when she was a small child.

“The Garsal are a high technology race. They conquer because their defence and detection technologies are second to none, and their sheer numbers then allow them to overwhelm other species. Approaching them using high tech equipment is unfeasible – we learnt that at the expense of almost all of our race.” A sensation of sadness floated over the room. “These glider suits will allow Amma, and perhaps a few more of you, to fly. Amma will learn to read the air currents, she will learn to launch and fly and she, and you, will travel more swiftly than you have ever dreamed. She will be able to search for the Garsal ship from the air, locating in a short time what might otherwise take you months.”

Shanna turned her head to watch Amma and almost laughed out loud as she saw that the older girl was standing stunned, mouth hanging open. She took the opportunity to nudge her gently in the ribs.

She grinned as Amma shut her mouth with a snap, then opened and shut it again, completely speechless. She shook her head.

The Starlyne beckoned them back into the other room, and when they had seated themselves, nodded to Challon. “Challon, you will learn to create lightning.”

“I’ll what?” The dark, lean man nearly fell off his cushion. Dipper nudged him with her head, and he reseated himself.

“You have the ability to draw electromagnetic charge from the ambient atmosphere. This will prove most useful as an offensive weapon. And for sabotage.” Shanna felt slightly evil to be enjoying everyone else’s discomfiture so much. But she was finding it a nice change not to be the centre of attention for once.


About the Author
Originally from Western Australia, Leonie now lives in NSW in the Upper Hunter.  She is the author of “Frontier Incursion” (YA Speculative Fiction) published in October 2012 by Hague Publishing, and also works part time as a physiotherapist. She dabbles in poetry, and has had a short story published in Antipodean SF.

Frontier Resistance, part two of the Frontier Trilogy was published on the 3rd of October 2014, and she has also finished the first draft of the concluding book. They’re full of glow-in-the-dark cats who like to sleep on the bed, alien invaders, and a planet out to kill the unwary.

She has a past life as a volunteer firefighter and State Emergency Service member, and once trekked almost six hundred kilometres with eight camels and several other human beings. She is married with two late teen kids, two dogs and two cats, one of whom frequently handicaps her ability to use a laptop computer.

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***GIVEAWAY***

2 paperback copies of Frontier Incursion (Book 1 in the Frontier Trilogy).


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9 comments:

  1. this sounds so good - an excellent series to be involved in reading!

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    1. Thanks so much for your kind comments!

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  2. Awesome trailer! Love the cover too.

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    1. My cover artist's name is Emma Llewelyn, and you can find her on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/ejl989?fref=ts She's very talented :)

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  3. Thanks so much for featuring Frontier Resistance on your site!

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  4. The Frontier Trilogy sounds awsome. I would enjoy reading this series. Thank you

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  5. looking forward to reading this book!

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