Saturday 7 March 2015

Blog Tour Guest Post & Giveaway - The Burned Bridges Protocol by Abigail Borders


Welcome to my tour stop for The Burned Bridges Protocol by Abigail Borders. This is a YA science fiction published by Giant Squid Books. 

The tour runs March 2nd-13th with reviews, author interviews, guest posts and excerpts. Check out the tour page for the full schedule.

Burned Bridges Protocol CoverThe Burned Bridges Protocol
Author: Abigail Borders
Genre: young adult, science fiction 
Pages: 238

Book Description:
Seven hundred years ago, disaster forced humanity to abandon Earth. Life on the colony ship New Edinburgh is all sixteen-year-old Lilliane, the best programmer in her year at the Institute, has ever known. A week ago, Lilliane woke up in a life-pod. Its destination? Earth itself. Because it's time to rebuild. It's up to Lilliane and the four other survivors of the New Edinburgh to reclaim humanity's ancestral home. Today, the life pod arrived at Lady Diana--the lunar holding station that was once the luxury holiday destination for Earth’s super-rich. It’s supposed to be a good place. A safe place. Not anymore. Today, Lady Di is a battlefield. Because while Lilliane and her friends thought they they were the only humans left, somebody else got to Lady Di first. And he will stop at nothing to keep Lilliane from ever getting to Earth.

Buy Links:

 Inside the Mind of the Author

Is there anything as scary as a blank page? Nope. Nothing. A blank page screams to be filled with words, reflecting thoughts, both wondrous and banal. What was that? You want to jump into my head for a moment?
                Are you sure? I’m never quite sure of what I’ll find inside my head, and I am me. I doubt you’ll find any hairy/scaly/toothy leviathans. You might the odd squirrel or two, though. Oh, you want to sneak a peek at what I laughingly call my writing process? See how the sausage is made, so to speak? Well then, come on in and be welcomed.
                So I am currently working on how Lilliane can escape an angry and possibly armed mobwithout hurting anyone. No backup. Lemon just shot his mouth off in public and started a riot.
                My research assistant, who goes by the singular name Google, tells me about Nitrous Oxide – a gas used for anesthetic purposes.
               The upside: it is a non-legal gas and takes about five minutes to kick in. The downside: Lilliane only has two, at most three minutes before the metal strikes the meat, so to speak. The gas takes too long.
Well, Lemon can suck all the oxygen out and replace it with pure nitrous oxide, which should speed up the process.
               Upside: The action takes place in an enclosed environment (the Lady Diana), so this should work. Downside: the human body cannot metabolize the gas. How long does the human brain need to be in a state of oxygen deprivation before permanent brain damage ensues?
               Google is spouting medical gibberish. Attempting to decipher –
               Oooh look! I still have a few sticks of butter in the fridge. Maybe I should make some cake. Cake would be good about now. There is also ice cream in the fridge, which would go great with cake. And coffee. Cake, and coffee, and ice cream. Yummmmm! Reading through all this medical stuff would be better if I have a slice of freshly-baked cake next to me.
               Yes, that is an excellent idea. I shall make cake.
               *wanders off muttering* wonder if I have enough eggs…?

Abigail BordersAbout the Author
Abigail is fluent in three languages, grew up in Asia, studied History in the UK, and now calls sunny Southern California her home. When not working with flowers (and daydreaming about what a ranunculus flower fairy looks like) she sings about Winnie the Pooh while baking treats like pineapple tarts and sand dollar cookies for her son, El Kiddo. She has an-going love/hate relationship with all things chocolate, although coffee will always remain her first love. She also holds graduate degrees in International Management and Special Education. 

The Burned Bridges Protocol is Abigail’s first novella. Her first novel, Cyrion, is scheduled to be released by MuseItUp Publishing in spring 2015.

Author Links: 


Five (5) digital copies of The Burned Bridges Protocol (INT) & a signed paperback copy (US).
Ends March 18th.

Blog Tour Organised by CBB Book Promotions:


  1. Thank you so much for hosting a tour stop!

  2. Thanks for hosting the tour stop. This book only came to my attention about a week ago, but I'm looking forward to reading. Thanks for the chance!