Tuesday, 22 March 2016

Blog Tour Excerpt & Giveaway - Yours Truly, 2095 by Brian Paone



Yours Truly, 2095
Author: Brian Paone
Genre: Time Travel Romance

Book Description:
Jeff Blue - the victim of a time-travel conspiracy - wakes up trapped in the year 2095. The only familiar face is J0, a robotic copy of the wife he left behind in 1981. But can she be trusted? J0 could be the only key to unlock Jeff's journey home, but it will require her to do something against her programming , something human.

During Jeff's perilous journey through the future, he will have to discover the truth about J0's origins, and solve the mystery behind how he wound up in 2095, in order to uncover the reality of his own destiny.

Armed with a one-way ticket to the moon, Jeff must race against the clock to seize what might be his last chance to return home to his time. A time without hover cars, Justice Computers, or TeleSkins - a time over 100 years ago.

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Excerpt

J0 came out of the kitchen, went into the living room, and turned off the TeleSkin. Did I want to hear something familiar that I didn’t have to think about as it played? Or did I want to pretend to know music from a much later time to keep J0 under the impression my memory was coming back?

“How about something from the 1990s?” I requested. “Surprise me.”

“All right.”

The quiet picking of a guitar pierced through the speakers. It paused for a breath after each group of strums: da-da-da-da—da-da-da-da—da-da-da-da. It sounded bland and uninspired. I was just about to tell her I changed my mind and that I would rather hear The Dark Side of the Moon instead, when the drums just exploded out of nowhere.

Since I didn’t want to add to my ignorance of anything past 1981, I approached the stereo to see for myself what the heck we were listening to. I had to crouch to be at eye level with the digital readout. My heart jumped as keyboards and bass married with the drums and guitar, rounding out the song.

I waited for the information on what J0 had picked out to scroll past. Three different titles went by and then repeated: Nine Inch Nails / Somewhat Damaged / The Fragile. Which was the name of the band, song, or album?

“Is this okay?” she asked.

She poked her head around the corner from the kitchen. She caught me staring at the stereo.

“Absolutely,” I fibbed.

“If you want something a little bit mellower for breakfast, I can change it.”

I didn’t quite know what she meant until the song then became aggressive and loud. The instruments and the singer blended together as the song became even more mechanical and cold sounding. Wow! Was this really where music was headed? It sounded confusing and busy. It oddly reminded me of arguing with Julie in my dream. I didn’t think I could take a whole album of this. Yes, I did want her to change it.

“Do you mind?” I replied.

As the end of the song neared, the singer began to scream his lyrics. I had never heard anything that abrasive musically before.

“Not at all.”

J0 shut off Nine Inch Nails / Somewhat Damaged / The Fragile and, after only a brief moment of silence, a completely different type of music filled the room.

“Thank you,” I said.

It still wasn’t anything that I recognized right away, but at least it was relaxing. I waited for her to return to the kitchen before I looked at the screen again.

Pink Floyd / Cluster One / The Division Bell.

Pink Floyd. That other band must have been something called Nine Inch Nails. It actually gave me some anxiety to know that I was listening to a Pink Floyd album that wouldn’t even be made for at least another ten years after my time.


About the Author
Brian Paone was born and raised in the Salem, Massachusetts area. An award winning author, his love of writing began through the medium of short stories at the young age of twelve. After almost 20 years of consistently writing short stories for only his friends and family to read, Brian's first full-length novel was published in 2007, and he has published two more since then. Brian is married to an Officer in the US Navy, and they have 3 children. Brian is a Police Officer for the St. Mary's GA Police Department and has been working in Law Enforcement since 2002. He is also a self-proclaimed roller coaster junkie, and his favorite color is burnt-orange.

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39 comments:

  1. Are there vocabulary words or concepts in your book that may be new to readers? Define some of those.

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    1. Yea. I invented some new technology to exists in 2095: the TeleSkin which is an entire wall in your house that is a TV screen, its applied like a coat of paint; VewPaper which is kind of like a Kindle put as think as a piece of paper that has the morning news on it each day; Man-Delays which are robotic replicas of living humans... and much more.

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    1. Thank you... hopefully you will check out the book.

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  3. thank you for the chance to win :)

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    1. you're welcome.... hopefully you'll win and check out the book!

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    1. Thank you... keep following the tour to continue reading

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  5. Great post - thanks for sharing the excerpt :)

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    1. you're welcome! Hopefully you'll continue following the excerpt

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  6. Fascinating excerpt. This really sounds like a great story.

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    1. Thank you! Hopefully you'll check out the book.

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  7. Love the excerpt, can't wait to read this book,thank you for the review.....

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    1. Hopefully you will enjoy the entire book! Its an action-filled adventure, with just enough romance.

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  8. Super cool cover!! Thanks for the giveaway :]

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    1. We hired an artist in Japan to do the cover. It was done with water color and oil on a canvas.

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  9. Thank you for the excerpt and giveaway.

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    1. you're welcome. Hopefully you'll continue checking out the excerpts

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  10. I enjoyed the excerpt - this looks really interesting.

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    1. Thank you! Hopefully you'll check out the book and find the entire story interesting.

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  11. According to the author bio seems he's been writing just for friends and family for far too long. Glad you got published and I wish you much success.

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    1. wow... what a nice compliment! Thank you so much!!

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  12. Interesting. What Next? Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Next? My WIP is a recount of the 8 months my wife was deployed to Djibouti Africa and I was left home with 2 toddlers, and the craziness that ensued. Scheduled for a winter 2016 release.

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  13. Thank you for sharing you book. I am looking forward to reading more.

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    1. Hopefully you will read the whole book and enjoy it!

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  14. read the Excerpt thanks for your giveaway

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  15. Always love a good time travel story. :)

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  16. Love this giveaway! Thank you!

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  17. The book description and excerpt sound really intriguing.

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  18. Great excerpt! Thank you for the share. :)

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  19. I like the cover! I like time travel stories! I will add this to my TBR list!

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  20. I'm excited to read a solid time travel story. :) Thank you for the giveaway!

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  21. Thanks for the great giveaway!
    I really like books action in which takes place in somewhat-near future, great cover too!

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