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Goddess Fish Promotions has organized a Virtual Book Tour for EVOLVED by Archer Miller, a science fiction available now from Epitome Press.The book is on sale for $0.99.

Archer Miller will be awarding a $25 Amazon/BN GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.

Be sure to follow the tour and comment; the more you comment, the better your chances of winning. The tour dates can be found at the bottom of the post.






Evolved
by Archer Miller


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GENRE: Science Fiction


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BLURB:


Humanity has spread to the far reaches of space with The Golden Door, a planetary colonization monopoly, selling off every desirable and not so desirable planet to desperate settlers.


Each new world comes with new challenges, and to meet that challenge the children are evolving.


When Pieter, and other gifted children like him, become the target of government research they must fight not only for their lives but the future of their kind.


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NOTE: The book is on sale for $0.99.


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EXCERPT:


Mary’s telepathic shout jolted him out of a sound sleep. As his eyes opened flashes of blue light filled his room. He turned his head to check the common area between the cells. Arcs of lightening sizzled through the room. Kakogo cherta, he thought, watching the dancing discharge.


It’s Mike. He’s having a nightmare. Mary sounded frantic inside his mind.


Can’t you switch him off?


He can’t hear me.
Pieter stood and approached the barrier between his cell and the common room. The crackling discharge reminded him of a small Tesla coil his teacher brought to class. The lightning followed any hand or finger that touched the glass sphere. But this was on a scale he had never seen.


His eyes focused on the room across from his and  caught sight of Joan watching the lights. They were all watching, too terrified to do anything to stop it.


Pieter pressed his hand to the clear wall and immediately the blue, static lights flowed to the spot. He felt no pain. The electrical discharge stopped at the other side of the wall, just like the Tesla coil in school. The pops and crackles from the common room made him wary. As he listened he could hear the electric lock mechanism on his door cycle on and off every few seconds.


Has he ever done this before? He asked.


Not like this, Mary replied. Not this bad.


Pieter listened for his door to open and pushed his hand against the clear panel.


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AUTHOR INTERVIEW:

Who is your intended audience and why should they read your book?
Syfi lovers in general but especially fans of Robert Heinlein and Anne McCaffrey

How did you come up with the title of your book or series?
The original working title was, believe it or not, The Lost Kids. Doesn't really have a ring to it. So, considering the main theme of the book is the Evolution of mankind the name became obvious.

Tell us a little bit about your cover art. Who designed it? Why did you go with that particular design?
The amazingly talented Cherrie Newman, who is also my editor, created the cover based on the descriptions of my principal characters. I think she did a fantastic job.

Give us an interesting fun fact or a few about your book or series:
The story is filled with what people call Easter Eggs. Look at the names especially and be prepared to do your homework.

What other books are similar to your own?  What makes them alike?  
Time Enough for Love and Methuselah's Children and the Pern Series by Anne McCaffrey.  Both are multi generational space epics. I picked up my use of family from Heinlein and a willingness to let time pass from McCaffrey.

Where did your love of reading/storytelling/writing/etc. come from?
My mother. She introduced me to reading at an early age and science fiction shortly thereafter.

Do you have any unique talents or hobbies?
I garden, I cook and I fly.

What's the strangest thing you have ever had to research online for your book?
Russian customs surrounding birthday celebrations and also Russian Orthodox customs and prayers.

How can we contact you or find out more about your books? archermiller@archermiller.com

What can we expect from you in the future? What are you working on now?
I have at least two more books in this series and two more in a different genre.

What can readers who enjoy your book do to help make it successful?
Spread the word, post a review.

Do you have any tips for readers or advice for other writers trying to get published?
Read what you love but don't be afraid to get out of your comfort zone. If you're going to write just get the story out of your head and onto paper (or your computer). Clean it up later. Listen to the voices in your head. Any good writer has them. And find an editor you can work with. Not someone who will pat you on your back and tell you how great you are but someone who can be ruthless and push you to be better then you thought possible.


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AUTHOR Bio and Links:


AuthorPhoto_EvolvedArcher Miller emerged from the East Texas hill country and set his sights on finding the life of which few of his contemporaries dreamed. In 1974, he migrated to Boulder, Colorado to enroll at the Naropa Institute – now known as the Naropa University, a tiny Liberal Arts college founded by the renowned Tibetan Buddhist scholar and lineage holder, the Ven. Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche (1940-1987). Rinpoche was enormously influential in spreading the teachings of Tibetan Buddhism to the West.


Archer earned a degree in herbs and creative writing. He was a four-year Letterman on the Varsity Competitive Meditation Team.


After graduating in 1978, he took a year off to hike the Jack Kerouac literary trail. He became a top freelance gun-for-hire with dozens of ad agencies across the south and southwest. As a way to deal with the proliferation of Disco, he took up Zen Archery.




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GIVEAWAY:


Archer Miller will be awarding a $25 Amazon/BN GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.

a Rafflecopter giveaway


TOUR PARTICPANTS:

November 20: It's Raining Books
November 21: Christine Young
November 22: Queen of All She Reads
November 22: Author C.A.Milson
November 24: Readeropolis
November 27: Fabulous and Brunette
November 28: Laurie's Thoughts and Reviews
November 29: Sharing Links and Wisdom
November 30: Author Deborah A Bailey
December 1: Long and Short Reviews
December 4: Mixed Book Bag
December 5: Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer
December 6: Emily Carrington - review only
December 7: Straight From the Library
December 8: Kit 'N Kabookle

About Mayor Sonni

Reader extraordinaire. Mayor of Readeropolis. Lover of books, lists, sweet tea, and vacations. Well, not necessarily in that order.
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