Happy Friday friends! We are excited to be a part of the Reversal Zone blog tour. I don’t believe we have featured a science fiction novel yet. This one is part of a series and we love series,,don’t we? Be sure to enter to win signed copies of the first three novels!
J. Grace Pennington has published four science fiction novels. They each have a unique bent to them, but this one is very different. Each book is a standalone, but as with any series, you get more of the story if you read them all in order. In Reversal Zone, the main character, Andi Lloyd, becomes the only one who can save the ship and crew. Can she do it in time?
About the Book
Nothing is as it should be.
After weeks of boredom, Andi is excited when the Surveyor is called upon to rescue a freighter that mysteriously vanished in uncharted space. Excitement quickly turns to unease when the ship encounters an unknown phenomenon—a cloud that appears not to exist. But with the freighter’s crew in danger, the Surveyor has no choice but to venture into unknown territory.
As soon as they enter the cloud, its unstable effects wreak havoc on the ship. They’re flying blind. Every piece of equipment is malfunctioning. And every member of the crew is unable to think straight or act like themselves—except Andi.
Now she’s expected to guide them through the predicament with no previous command experience and no one to turn to for support. And with each passing hour, it becomes clear that if they don’t escape the cloud soon—they won’t escape it at all.
Amazon Link: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01LZV1ILB
About the Author
Grace Pennington has been telling stories since she could talk, and writing them down since age five. Now she lives in the great state of Texas, where she writes as much as adult life permits. When she’s not writing, she enjoys reading good books, playing movie soundtracks on the piano, and looking up at the stars.
You can find out more about her writing at www.jgracepennington.com.
Friday Reads Interview
- Tell our readers why they should choose your novel as their Friday Read.
Firmament: Reversal Zone is a great Friday read for three basic reasons.
- a) It’s short. Reviewers have told me that they’ve read it in one to three sittings. So you don’t have to worry about using up your whole weekend.
- b) It’s twisty. My readers so far have reported there were multiple twists they didn’t see coming. Who doesn’t love a good twist?
- c) It’s clean. Unless you’re sensitive to some medical jargon and moderate peril, you should have nothing to worry about.
1. d) Space. We all love space!
- e) The characters. I know I’m biased, but I love my characters—even if none of them are quite them selves this go-round.
(Okay, that’s five reasons. I thought of more while I was writing. But five reasons is better than three, amiright?)
- I agree, and they are excellent reasons. I’m sure our readers would like to know the book’s backstory, what inspired you?
Well, this is the fourth book in the series, so it’s partly inspired by the books that came before it. Other than that, I tend to be inspired by two types of “what if” scenarios. The first is “What if this idea were taken to its logical conclusion?” and the second is “What if this character were thrown into this particular situation?”
In Firmament: Reversal Zone, I was inspired by both. I wanted to explore the idea that we are responsible for our choices, no matter how we feel, and I wanted to explore what it would look like if my characters behaved in completely different ways than they usually do. It was great fun, and I have to say this might be my favorite of the series so far.
- Who were your favorite authors as a child and teen.
Too many and too varied to count, as per the norm, but among them were C. S. Lewis, L. M. Montgomery, Louisa May Alcott, Donald J. Sobol, Dr. Seuss, Laura Ingalls Wilder, and of course I loved Nancy Drew and The Hardy Boys! I also loved Elsie Dinsmore, but we won’t talk about that.
(As an aside, I can still recite much of Dr. Seuss. I pride myself on it. People love it when my brother and I just start spouting Seussian tongue-twisters for no reason. Or when my sister and I recite selections from The Silver Chair and other Narnia books.)
4. Those are interesting authors! Now, imagine a modern day, big name author that you love is reading and raving about your book. Choose one of these reactions and explain why.
- Freak out and shake all over.
b. Google everything you can find about your book and the author
c. Call everyone you know to share your excitement
d. Post immediately to Face Book so your friends can freak out with you.
e. Begin to mentally compose a tweet to tell the world.
Hmm, it’s hard to choose just one. I would probably post immediately to Facebook to tell all my friends and family, because all of them have been such a huge part of my writing journey, and I would be eager to share the joy and excitement with them. But I would probably be freaking out and shaking all over while I did it.
I’m sure I would be shaking too!
Grace is generously offering three prizes. A signed copy of each of her three previous novels in the series. They are each standalone stories, but they are also connected. If you would like to read more about them, you can read about them here: Radialloy, In His Image, Machiavellian.
To enter the giveaway, please fill out this form.
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