Friday, 9 October 2015

Blurb Blitz Tour Excerpt & Giveaway - I Dreamt of Trees by Gilles DeCruyenaere

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I Dreamt of Trees
Author: Gilles DeCruyenaere
Genre: Science-Fiction / Dystopian

Book Description:
Jason Crawford has dedicated his life to fighting the mysterious alien race which threatens the massive city-ship he calls home. A few days before his first mission, however, Jason discovers a terrible secret which could mean an end to his way of life forever. Fearing government reprisal for this new-found knowledge, Jason takes refuge in the Rim, a walled-off section of the ship where citizens are left to fend for themselves while the government ruthlessly plunders its resources.

While there, Jason forms an uneasy alliance with fellow exile Greg. Though they share the same goal of exposing the government's terrible secret, their relationship is strained; Jason is selfish, profane and morally ambiguous, while Greg is generous, kind and liberal-minded.

Will Jason and Greg manage to achieve their goals despite their ideological differences? Will Jason ever escape the Rim, and if so, can he hope to regain anything even resembling the life of entitlement to which he was accustomed?

"I Dreamt of Trees" is a story of struggle and survival in a dystopian society built on fear and greed. Though you may be tempted to judge the characters, be certain of one thing: On the USS McAdam, no one is quite as good, nor quite as bad as they seem.

"I Dreamt of Trees" will be $.99 on Amazon.com from October 10th to October 16th

Buy Links:
Amazon ¦ B&N

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25782078-i-dreamt-of-trees

Excerpt

It was a typical Friday night at Core Plaza. Thousands upon thousands of happy citizens wandered about the mall's perimeter, some in search of food and drink, some looking for entertainment, and others simply soaking up the festive atmosphere.

Of course, no trip to Core Plaza was complete without a stroll across the huge circular glass floor commonly known as the “Star Walk”. Measuring exactly one mile in diameter, the Star Walk spanned the upper end of the USS McAdam's primary waste chute. Used mainly as a vent for the insanely dangerous radioactive gas created by the McAdam's PNTPD (photo-nuclear tri-phasic drive), the chute also served as a conduit for any unpleasant waste which could not be reclaimed by the ship's many complex recycling mechanisms. As the tube, by necessity, pierced the ship's photonic shields, the star walk now offered the populace their only truly clear view of space. On any given day, hundreds of people could be seen gazing in wonder at the breathtaking view below, from time to time emitting a small group cheer as a Squelcher ship would inexplicably fly below the mouth of the vent, only to be summarily torn apart in a maelstrom of glowing blue plasma. For many of the residents of the Good Ship McAdam, a Friday night “Star Stroll” was truly the highlight of their week.


About the Author
Gilles DeCruyenaere lives in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada with his wife Joanne and their fur-baby Yogi. In his spare time Gilles enjoys reading, watching movies, creating art and experiencing nature, as well as collecting rocks, minerals, antiques and Star Wars paraphernalia. A graduate of the Digital Media Design program at Red River College, Gilles recently served as film editor for the feature-length animated film “Emma's Wings: A Bella Sara Tale”.

Author Links:
Twitter ¦ Vimeo ¦ Amazon ¦ Goodreads




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25 comments:

  1. Good morning! Thank you very much for hosting – I’m looking forward to reading today’s comments and answering any questions your readers may have! :)

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  2. If you'd like to pick up "I Dreamt of Trees" at a really great price, check Amazon.com from Oct 10-16!

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  3. What literary character is most like you?

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    1. Wow, that's a tough one... I hate to wimp out on your question, but I'm really stumped. I could say, however, that a combination of Claude and Greg from "I Dreamt of Trees" might be like me in many respects? :)
      Thanks for the question!

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  4. Enjoyed the excerpt. Sounds like a fascinating story.

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    1. Thank you very much - I'm glad you enjoyed it! :)

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  5. Congratulations on your new book! It sounds fascinating. What was your inspiration for this story?

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    1. Thanks!
      The inspiration was actually a dream I had over 25 years ago. I dreamt I was flying over a city, but I knew it was in fact part of a giant spaceship. (I believe the dream also had young men training to be soldiers of some kind, but I can't say for sure that part didn't come later.) The city-ship dream stuck with me, and I decided to find some way to work it into a story. Result: "I Dreamt of Trees"!
      Thanks for the question! :)

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  6. Thanks!
    The inspiration was actually a dream I had over 25 years ago. I dreamt I was flying over a city, but I knew it was in fact part of a giant spaceship. (I believe the dream also had young men training to be soldiers of some kind, but I can't say for sure that part didn't come later.) The city-ship dream stuck with me, and I decided to find some way to work it into a story. Result: "I Dreamt of Trees"!
    Thanks for the question! :)

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  7. Great excerpt and great deal on the book, I'll definitely be purchasing it :)

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  8. Thanks for the intro to a new author for myself!

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  9. I enjoyed the excerpt. I am looking forward to reading more. Thank you.

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  10. $.99 sale for "I Dreamt of Trees" on now at Amazon.com! http://www.amazon.com/I-Dreamt-Trees-Gilles-DeCruyenaere-ebook/dp/B00U2XL3VK

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  11. I'm a big sci-fi fan so it sounds really good.

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