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Goddess Fish Promotions has organized a Virtual Book Tour for LIFE FOR SALE by Linda Nightingale and it stops at Readeropolis with an au...


Goddess Fish Promotions has organized a Virtual Book Tour for LIFE FOR SALE by Linda Nightingale and it stops at Readeropolis with an author interview. The sci-fi romance is available now. 

Linda Nightingale will be awarding a $25 Amazon or Barnes and Noble 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 by clicking the banner below.


Life for Sale
by Linda Nightingale

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GENRE: Science Fiction Romance

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BLURB:

Mayfair Electronics has created life.

But four of their Special Editions—sentient androids indistinguishable from human—have escaped. Rebel, Christian Aguillard and his owner, March, are on the run, but they have a bigger problem than his creator's plan to destroy him. They've discovered that one of the renegades has suffered a dangerous malfunction, threatening them with more than just exposure.

Trapped on a cruise ship in the middle of the Atlantic, March and Christian must stop the insane robot before someone else dies. All the evidence points to March being the killer's next victim.


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EXCERPT:

“Why are you here? To spout more nonsense?” Spitting mad, Monica reared up in her enemy’s face.

“Not at all.” March’s hand flashed, almost too rapidly for Monica to see, and came down hard below her nose in a Judo-like attack.

Shocked and in pain, she stumbled back, switching modes as she pushed off the bed. “That’s it, whore. You’re a dead woman.”

“I don’t think so,” her rival gritted out, hands braced on her hips, her expression as cold and hard as her mediocre brown eyes. She shook her head. “Look, Monica, I know you’re aware of your actions. I’m going to give you a chance. You must deactivate until we can safely transport you to Dr. Cross for testing. Surely, you know something is wrong.”

“As they say in the films, you and whose army?” She squared her shoulders, preparing to strike without notice. “I didn’t do anything to that bloody dog. I didn’t do anything to you, fool.”

 “You didn’t mention Anne.” The other woman seized Monica’s arm. “What did you do to Anne?”

Claws out, Monica lunged. March darted beneath her guard, stabbing at a spot beneath her left earlobe. Monica shoved her back. “Looking for my off switch, fool? It’s well hidden, like where Ms. Goodie Two Shoes wouldn’t even think about going.”

Her insane human rival stood at the locked door, her stance as much as saying to leave Monica would have to get past her. No prob. She stalked toward her rival, murder in her eyes. March didn’t move. When Monica threw a punch at her eye, she moved by the gods.

The American whore lurched back, crossing her arms across her face, anticipating Monica’s next attack. Forearm struck forearm. A human bone should break, but March stood her ground, her limb intact. She recovered too quickly, dealing Monica a hard blow beneath her cheekbone, barely missing her eye, slamming her back against the wall.

“I don’t know what you are, March Morgan,” she sneered. “But it’s not going to save your butt.”

“No, but I am.”  Looking like an avenging angel, Christian—in a Houston t-shirt and khaki shorts, his long hair disheveled—had somehow appeared behind March without either of them hearing.


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AUTHOR Interview:

Who is your intended audience and why should they read your book?

My intended audience is everyone! Kidding. My target audience is anyone who enjoys sci-fi romance or perhaps even paranormal romance. Readers of sci-fi romance will hopefully appreciate my Special Editions—human-like androids with emotions and human responses. In a crowd, you wouldn’t spot one as a machine. In Love for Sale (first book in the Tomorrow’s Angels series), their creator Mayfair Electronics is marketing the Special Editions as the perfect companions and the perfect lovers. Though Life for Sale is a standalone, I recommend reading Love for Sale for more background, I think people should read my book because sci-fi often predicts the future. We are making tremendous steps in the development of such robots (they are not conscious, not androids yet) but already the US has Sophia who has addressed the UN and was given citizenship by Saudi Arabia, China has a AI newscaster, and Japan has a hotel staffed by robots. It may take 5-10 years for the robots to be like my androids, but the possibility definitely exists.


How did you come up with the title of your book or series?

Life for Sale follows a clue given at the end of Love for Sale. It’s something of a spoiler, so I’ll be silent on what that hint is. The title for Love for Sale is because the Special Editions are sold as the perfect lovers.


Tell us a little bit about your cover art. Who designed it? Why did you go with that particular image?

The talented Kim Mendoza did the cover for The Wild Rose Press. I’m particularly pleased with the robot hand reaching for the human hand. It reminds me of Michelangelo’s “Creation of Adam”. I love the blue background, and the guy looking down at the hands isn’t hard on the eyes either.


Who is your favorite character from your book and why?

Christian, the android. Even without the Love module installed at purchase, Christian falls in love with March at first sight. (newsy note: the Special Editions cost about the same as an Aston Martin). After she has fallen for him, she learns he has an independent streak that his programming shouldn’t allow. Christian is handsome—long blond hair, blue eyes, tall. He is considerate, affectionate, and truly loves the heroine to the exclusion of all else. He is the perfect lover.


Give us an interesting fun fact or a few about your book or series:

Would you buy a Special Edition?  I would…and live happily ever after with a man who loves only me, is a good lover, thinks only of my needs and wishes, and dreams with me. I’m interested in what others think of my children (even the villain). So far, I haven’t received any negative comments about them. I do think in one review, a girl said something about creepy, but she still loved Christian, and it gave an idea for a character in Life for Sale. Most people love Christian. Love for Sale has a 5-star rating,


What other books are similar to your own? What makes them alike? 

The Silver Metal Lover series by Tanith Lee. Great! Marvelous! I love her writing and the characters in Silver Metal Lover. On Amazon, I saw The heiress and Her Cybernetic Lover, a novella by Olivia Myer. I wondered if it might not be like Life for Sale, but I haven’t read it yet.


Do you have any unique talents or hobbies? 

I used to be a certified judge for Andalusian horse shows. Course I was certified in Costa Rica but somewhere I still have my certificate. Any takers?


How can we contact you or find out more about your books? 

My web site is the best place to learn about my books and me. http://LindaNightingale.com  

BUY LINKS:

Life for Sale - https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08D2Z5XLC
Love For Sale - https://www.amazon.com/Love-Sale-Linda-Nightingale-ebook/dp/B00XCZ6EVY

Social Media Links:

Twitter:  https://twitter.com/LNightingale
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/LindaNightingaleAuthor
Web Site:  http://www.lindanightingale.com – Visit and look around. There’s a free continuing vampire story.
Blog:  https://lindanightingale.wordpress.com/ - Lots of interesting guests & prizes
Goodreads:  https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4839311.Linda_Nightingale
Pinterest:  https://www.pinterest.com/lbnightingale1/
Amazon:  https://www.amazon.com/Linda-Nightingale/e/B005OSOJ0U
Book Bub:  https://www.bookbub.com/profile/linda-nightingale


What can we expect from you in the future?

I’m currently working on a contemporary western for a new series call from my publisher. All stories must be set in a fictional town in Wyoming called Wylder. I have an approval on my proposal. No contract is given until my editor says yay or nay. My submission is The Wylder Years. When a cowboy raised in England returns to his Wild West home, he finds the managing of his father’s horse ranch less challenging than a sassy ranch hand with her own agenda.


What can readers who enjoy your book do to help make it successful? 

To help me, or any other, leave a review of the book (unless you hate it, of course) and spread the word about how much you enjoyed the read.


Do you have any tips for readers or advice for other writers trying to get published? 

Persevere and develop a thick skin.


Is there anything else you’d like to say? 

Thank you for hosting me and my books on your blog today.


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AUTHOR Bio and Links:

After 14 years in Texas, Linda returned home to her roots in South Carolina. She has 8 published novels, four of which are available from Audible.com in audio. For many years, she bred, trained and showed Andalusian horses. So, she’s seen a lot of this country from the windshield of a truck pulling a horse trailer. Linda has won several writing awards, including the Georgia Romance Writers’ Magnolia Award for Excellence, the Raven Award in Anthologies, and the SARA Merritt.  Sinners’ Opera is a finalist in the 2020 Raven Awards. She loves horses, sports cars, music, reading, writing, and piano—oh, and dressing up and hosting formal dinner parties.

BUY LINKS:
Life for Sale - https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08D2Z5XLC
Love For Sale - https://www.amazon.com/Love-Sale-Linda-Nightingale-ebook/dp/B00XCZ6EVY

Twitter:  https://twitter.com/LNightingale
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/LindaNightingaleAuthor
Web Site:  http://www.lindanightingale.com
Blog:  https://lindanightingale.wordpress.com/
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4839311.Linda_Nightingale
Pinterest:  https://www.pinterest.com/lbnightingale1/
Amazon:  https://www.amazon.com/Linda-Nightingale/e/B005OSOJ0U
BookBub:  https://www.bookbub.com/profile/linda-nightingale
Amazon Page:  https://www.amazon.com/Linda-Nightingale/e/B005OSOJ0U/ref=dp_byline_cont_pop_ebooks_1
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/linda.nightingale.52/


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GIVEAWAY:

Linda Nightingale will be awarding a $25 Amazon or Barnes and Noble GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.

a Rafflecopter giveaway


9 comments

  1. Another great book to discover. Thanks so much for sharing this with us.

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    1. Hello, James, so good to see you. Life for Sale is more science fiction with a psychological twist than romance.

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    1. Hi Victoria! Glad you could stop by. Author interviews can be intense sometimes,but this one was fun!

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  3. I thought you made really interesting points about AI and the strengths of Science Fiction. Very thought-provoking.

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    1. Thank you, Beth. I'm very interested in the subject of humanoid androids, like those pictured on this post. I don't think it will be long before the Special Editions are a reality.

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  4. Thank you for sharing! Sounds great!

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