Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Reconnaissance Blog Tour
With Reviews, Excerpt & Giveaway

Reconnaissance Book 2

Reconnaissance (Paradise Reclaimed, #2)

  Title: Reconnaissance
  Genre: YA, Sci-fi, Aliens
  Published: April 5th 2013


Nova Williams has lost her one shot at Lieutenant hood and at love. Lieutenant Crophaven has promoted her rival, Andromeda, all because her lifemate, Sirius, sacrificed their mission to win back Andromeda’s love.

While sneaking out to prove Andromeda is a fake, Nova finds an alien ship hovering over their colony. Lieutenant Crophaven assigns her to a reconnaissance mission, giving her a second chance to redeem herself. Sirius must fly her and a research team to the vessel to decide if they are a threat. Thrown together with the lifemate that betrayed her, she battles with her own jealousy while her team battles for their lives.

Can she forgive Sirius in order to save her team and warn her colony?

 New Adult Addiction     New Adult Addiction


A drone, as deep and low as the growl of a primordial beast, resonated in my gut and I yanked my hand away. My heart sped like someone had fired a starter gun to a race, and my chest tightened until I couldn’t breathe.
That blaring blasphemy wasn’t from my ship.
The sound tapered off, leaving me in silence. I stared at the bones, wondering if I’d imagined it, or if I should hide here in the ruins in case the sound came back.
What am I doing? I’m a team expedition leader, for crying out loud!
I pulled myself back together. Everyone else was attending the ceremony on the ship. The thick hull, designed to protect us from deep space, blocked all sounds from the outside world. I was the only one who would have heard it. The only one who could investigate. I thought about going back for help, but every second I delayed, the source of the sound could disappear. Besides, I didn’t want the credit taken away from me. Not this time.
I scrambled to the window and climbed over the ledge, throwing myself down so fast my ankles exploded in pain. Cursing, I hobbled up the embankment of the excavation site. The sound boomed around me, vibrating the crystals underneath my feet. I fell to my knees and covered my ears. It reminded me of warping metal, growling monsters, and screeching alarms all at the same time.
The sound came from the jungle. I pulled myself up the incline and peered over the edge. A dry, fiery breeze blew my hair back, and I looked above the rustling canopy.
My heart stammered then beat into a frenzy. A massive ring of a ship, twice as large as the New Dawn, hovered over the jungle. Spires jutted from the top and the bottom, like a two-sided pin cushion. Blinking reddish lights adorned the ends. The hull was a dull gray shield of impenetrable metal with no sight panels or markings of any kind.
The buzzing sound made my eardrums throb. I pressed my nose up against the crystal ledge and peered over as my whole body shook. The lowest spire, thick as a nuclear reactor, lengthened from the belly of the ship until the tip hovered a meter from the jungle canopy. A trap door opened, and a beam of white light seared a hole in the foliage. The smell of burnt vines choked my throat, and I cowered against the side of the ledge.
I have to warn the ship.

Reconnaissance, Book 2 Mini Review

The second book in the series I think was probably better then the first. It felt more fast-paced, and more thought-out. The plot was better, and the writing itself seemed to be a little more organized then the first. I really liked this book.

This book picks up with Andromeda's rival Nova Williams still fuming over Andromeda's success, and her having the heart of Sirius, the man she not only care's for, but also was assigned with to be life-mates. But Sirius's heart is with Andromeda. That becomes the least of Nova's worries when she discovers a hovering alien ship over their colony. She is given a second chance to show she is worthy and capable. So she is assigned reconnaissance mission, with Sirius, her chosen life-mate and a research team, to assess the hovering alien ship and determine if it is a threat or not.

But when the mission goes harablie wrong, she will have to learn to put her feelings aside and work with the man that not only betrayed her, but also broke her heart in a million pieces. The mission is failing unless they come up with a plan before it's to late!

It's really hard to explain the plot without giving spoilers. So I'm keeping this review short and sweet. Overall, I enjoyed this book and I'm looking forward to the next book in the series!

4 Stars

Check Out How It All Started With The 1st Book In the Series

Colonization Book 1


Colonization (Paradise Reclaimed, #1)   

Title: Colonization
Series: Paradise Reclaimed #1
Author: Aubrie Dionne
Genre: YA, Sci-fi, Aliens
Published: November 7th 2012

Andromeda has spent all seventeen years of her life aboard a deep space transport vessel destined for a paradise planet. Her safe cocoon is about to break open as Paradise 21 looms only one month away, and she must take the aptitude tests to determine her role on the new world and her computer assigned lifemate. As a great-granddaughter of the Commander of the ship, she wants to live up to her family name. But, her forbidden love for her childhood friend, Sirius, distracts her and she fails the tests. The results place her in a menial role in the new colony and pair her with Corvus, “the oaf”.

But when Andromeda steps foot on Paradise 21, her predestined future is the least of her worries. Alien ghosts from a failed colonization warn her of a deadly threat to her colony. And when Sirius’s ship crashes on the far ridge in an attempt to investigate, she journeys to rescue him with Corvus.

Andromeda now must convince the authorities of the imminent danger to keep her protect her new home. What she didn’t expect was a battle of her own feelings for Sirius and Corvus.

Can she save the colony and discover her true love?

New Adult Addiction    New Adult Addiction

Colonization, Book 1 Mini Review

In a futuristic world that Andromeda lives in at the age of 17, she has faced many challenges, but nothing like she's going to face now! Andromeda's grandfather is the commander of the spaceship that she has spent her whole life on. She is coming to terms with what she must do! She will have to take a aptitude test to determine where she belongs in her job assignment. But that's nothing compared to having to be ASSIGNED a life-mate. And to top that off, the computer choose for her!

Life gets very complicated for Andromeda after that! Their is a threat out there bigger then she could of ever imagined, and it's coming strait for her colony! But the authorizes don't believe her. So she is in a race against time to save not only her friends, but the entire colony from their demise.

Overall, the plot was very intuiting and different then my normal reads. I enjoyed the world that Aubrie created, and I'm eager to read the next book in the series!

3.5 Stars

Aubrie Dionne

Aubrie DionneAubrie grew up watching the original Star Wars movies over and over again until she could recite and reenact every single scene in her backyard. She also loved The Goonies, Star Trek the Next Generation-favorite character was Data by far-, and Indiana Jones. But, her all time favorite movie was The Last Unicorn. She still wonders why the unicorn decided to change back to a unicorn in the end.

Aubrie wrote in her junior high yearbook that she wanted to be "A concert flutist" when she grew up. When she made that happen, she decided one career was not enough and embarked as a fantasy, sci fi author. Two careers seems to keep her busy. For now.

Now for the professional bio:

Aubrie Dionne is an author and flutist in New England. Her writings have appeared in Mindflights, Niteblade, Silver Blade, Emerald Tales, Hazard Cat, Moon Drenched Fables, A Fly in Amber, and Aurora Wolf. Her books are published by Entangled Publishing, Lyrical Press, and Gypsy Shadow Publishing. She recently signed her YA sci fi novel with Inkspell Publishing titled: Colonization: Paradise Reclaimed, which will release in October 2012. When she's not writing, Aubrie teaches flute and plays in orchestras. She's a big Star Trek TNG fan, as well as Star Wars and Serenity.

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  1. Thank you for hosting me and for the reviews! I'm glad you enjoyed reading my book!

    1. Your very welcome! I look forward to more of your books in the future! :)

  2. Thanks for the giveaway, Aubrie. As arachnophobic as I am, this necklace still looks awesome.


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