We interrupt this Month of Thanks to bring you something new and shiny!
A few months back, I met a very nice person by the name for S. J. Pajonas. What I discovered is another author writing New Adult Science Fiction Romance! Whee! It’s great to meet a kindred spirit, and I was happy to include a small sample of REMOVED (book 1 of the Nogiku series) at the end of the ebook version of NEMESIS.
Pajonas’ series is sci-fi with a heavy influence from the Japanese culture. Here’s the info for book 1:
“Twenty-year-old Sanaa Griffin, a sweet and smart half-Japanese girl, is about to get more than she bargained for when she wishes for love and excitement on New Year’s Eve 3103. Mark Sakai, who knows more about her than any stranger should, thinks Sanaa is the perfect person to spy on the heads of the three biggest Japanese clan leaders in Nishikyō. He wants her to gather enough evidence to keep them from going to war when they land on Earth’s colonization planet, Yūsei. Nishikyō, built by the Japanese 300 years ago to house the rest of mankind, is failing and everyone is preparing to leave.
Sakai has known Sanaa’s family all her life but she knows nothing of him! And despite all the time they spend together, he keeps his distance from her. Then one day, he brings her to Jiro, his nephew, to learn sword fighting, and it changes her life irrevocably. Between falling in love with Jiro and the information she is gathering on the clans, Sanaa realizes Sakai is holding back secrets about her family and her deceased parents, secrets as to why she was chosen for this job, and learning the truth puts her and all of Nishikyō in danger.”
Add REMOVED on Goodreads here.
And now, here’s the reveal for the cover of book 2 in the series, RELEASED (warning, blurb contains spoilers for book 1):
“Left in the desert to recuperate from her injuries, Sanaa Itami paces the floors and contemplates her mistakes. She trusted too easily, and now people she loved are dead, killed at the hands of men coming to assassinate her. Sanaa feels beaten, but life awaits her at home. While Nishikyō recovers from the earthquake, negotiations for Sanaa’s eventual rule on Yūsei continue. New allies must be made, new friendships brokered, new skills acquired — at all costs.
Life at the top of the chain is complicated and lonely, though. With relations in Sakai clan rocky and uncertain, Sanaa must learn to trust others again more than she’s willing. Who amongst the clans is left holding a grudge? And will the new family Sanaa has found with Jiro support or betray her?
From Nishikyō to Yūsei, RELEASED, Book TWO of the Nogiku Series, is the second book in a captivating New Adult post-apocalyptic romance series that harnesses the cultures and traditions of Japan and sweeps them in the future.”
RELEASED is set for publication on December 17th, 2013.
And now, a giveaway! Ms. Pajonas is giving away a $10 Amazon giftcard and an ebook copy of REMOVED.
a Rafflecopter giveaway
S. J. Pajonas (spajonas) says
Starla! Thanks so much for helping me out today with the cover reveal. I’ve enjoyed all of our chats and sharing the highlights of our journey through the New Adult Scifi universe together. I am grateful and thankful for you, your help, and kindness. Xo