Sunday, 23 June 2013

Maven Blog Tour!

    When I signed up for the cover reveal, I had no idea who Starla Huchton was, or what she was writing about. But I did it anyways, because I was once told that Indie Authors will get no where without the help of others. Whether it be readers, other writers, or bloggers, every little bit helps.

   When the time came around for the blog tour, I jump back on the band wagon because of that reason, I wanted to help this woman get her book out there. So I told her to sign me up for a review. ` When I got my e-copy of the book, it sat in my email for about a week. I was hesitant to actually start reading it because I knew it was a Sci-Fi/Romance, and neither of those genres are what I normally read. But I woke up one morning and told myself that it had to get done, I told Starla Huchton that I would write a review for her book, so I best get started on doing just that.

  I cannot remember who told me this, but someone had mentioned that if something interesting doesn't happen in the first ten pages of the novel, the rest of the book will not grab your attention the way it should. Luckily, Maven by Starla Huchton caught my attention within the first few pages. The characters were so alive in this story, it's as if I were standing there watching everything play through. Starla really knows how to draw a picture in ones mind. Not only was I surprised that I was pulled under the water with this novel, but I couldn't put it down. I didn't want to put it down! There were twists and turns in the story that I didn't even pick up on, and normally I find things pretty predicable, not in this story though.  The story hooked me like no other, and I shouldn't have judged it for being a Sci-Fi/Romance, because this is a book that I would recommend to everyone! 

It was a wonderful read, and I definitely give this novel five out of five stars!  Kudos Starla, Kudos!


Blurb/Book Description:

How far would you go for love?

Since losing her parents at 14, young prodigy Dr. Lydia Ashley has focused on one thing: an appointment on the Deep Water Research Command Endure. Now 21, she’s about to realize that dream, but nothing is how she imagined it would be. Her transitional sponsor forgets her, her new lab is in complete chaos, and, as if that weren’t enough, she’s about to discover something so horrific it could potentially destroy all life on the planet.

Daniel Brewer, a noted playboy and genius in his own right, may be exactly what she needs… Or he may make everything worse.

Has she finally found a puzzle she can’t solve?

                                      Author Bio:
Starla Huchton released her first novel, The Dreamer's Thread, as a full cast podcast production beginning in August 2009. Her first foray went on to become a double-nominee and finalist for the 2010 Parsec Awards. Since her debut, Starla's voice has appeared in other podcasts including The Dunesteef Audio Fiction Magazine, The Drabblecast, and Erotica a la Carte. She is also a voice talent for Darkfire Productions, and narrates several of their projects, including The Emperor's Edge series, This Path We Share, and others. Her writing has appeared in the Erotica a la Carte podcast, a short story for The Gearheart (earning her a third Parsec nomination), and an episode of the Tales from the Archives podcast (the companion to Tee Morris and Philippa Balantine's Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences series), which garnered her a second finalist badge from the 2012 Parsec Awards. Her second novel, a Steampunk adventure entitled Master of Myth, was the first place winner in the Fantasy/Science Fiction category of The Sandy Writing Contest held annually by the Crested Butte Writers Conference. Maven is her third completed novel and the first in a planned series of four, being released under the name S. A. Huchton.

After completing her degree in Graphic Arts, Starla opened up shop as a freelance graphic designer focusing on creating beautiful book covers for independent authors and publishers. She currently lives in Virginia where she trains her three Minions and military husband.

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