Thursday, 6 February 2014

Blog Tour & Giveaway: New Frontier by Jeremy Lee

I received a copy of New Frontier in exchange for my review.

The Argos ship is the first ship to leave the solar system using faster than light speed technology. The crew is made up of the best that the Alliance could come up with, ranging from natural engineers and career obsessed doctors to Danny, a girl that ran away from home and lived in the wilderness for years. At the head of the ship is aging playboy Davi, who is treated with some disdain by many of the members of the crew. New Frontier tells the story of how each of the crew members got where they are, and how they survived the attack on their ship.

New Frontier wasn't quite like anything that I have ever read. Basically instead of telling a linear story about the characters, this book skips about a bit more. Once I got used to the format (pretty much now, then, now, then) the book actually flowed really well, and some of the characters began to make more sense because of it.

At first I thought that that may be a barrier to getting to know the characters, because not all of them were around all the time, but to the contrary I found that it worked. By the end of the book several of the characters, particularly Davi, Danny and Cameron, seemed to have really grown and changed. Though I did like Danny as soon as we met her as a character, I wasn't so keen on the other two.

There was also a lot of action in the book. Not so much in the past scenes, but in the present there was a lot of emphasis on how the two Argos teams were surviving the potentially deadly situations they ended up in. This really kept the pages turning I found!

The past scenes had a lot of politics in them, which I couldn't help but enjoy reading, particularly about the idea that the world could get taken over by a corporation that replaces countries. The whole concept was both fascinating and well written.


About the Book - About the Author - Prizes!!!

About the prizes: Who doesn't love prizes? You could win one of two $50 Amazon gift cards or an autographed copy of New Frontier! Here's what you need to do...
  1. Enter the Rafflecopter contest
  2. Leave a comment on my blog
That's it! One random commenter during this tour will win the first gift card. Visit more blogs for more chances to win--the full list of participating bloggers can be found HERE. The other two prizes will be given out via Rafflecopter. You can find the contest entry form linked below or on the official New Frontier tour page via Novel Publicity. Good luck! About the book: As a new era dons for humanity with all the attendant celebrations and riots, finally breaking the bonds which left us tied to the Solar System is reported as being the moment which unites all the disparate parts of the world and brings us into an era of peace and discovery, and yet this giant leap is almost instantly marred by greed erupting into violence. The Argos, the ship sent out on this historic mission, is left adrift and crippled far from home, survivors of this mysterious attack struggle to hold their ship together and come to the rescue of homesteaders and compatriots relying on them to not only survive but retaliate, and rescue a world where the Solar System has become a rugged frontier ripe for colonization and opportunity filled with the honest and ruthless carving out lives past the veil of civilization. Several rival corporations, monopolies delving into every industry imaginable, have all but supplanted nation-states, keeping governments around only as a necessary fiction to pacify populations, and the realm of business now reaches into politics, military, religion, and all other aspects of human life. The frontier regions of space are a place filled with new homesteaders, miners, merchants, bandits, and scientific minds that is barely able to keep from slipping into total anarchy, a frontier region where people can disappear from their lives and head off into the unknown. New Frontier is an adventure which stretches from the furthest reaches of space, to slums in backwater cities, to the lunar capitol, and ultimately onto the wreckage of the great ship. The gallant and the selfish alike are forced to face the best and worst of human civilization far from home and decide what they truly believe in.

Get New Frontier through Amazon or Barnes & Noble.

  About the author: Born in Odessa, Texas Jeremy grew up mostly in southern New Mexico. Strongly
influenced by his grandmother’s adoration of history, and his mother’s love of reading, both of which he adopted early in life. Inheriting a work ethic from his father which served him well in the manic world of theater, Jeremy Lee started out writing for the stage, first in Denver and then in small New York venues while attending the New York School for Film and Television. With 2011's Where I'm Bound I Can't Tell he began working in novels with a deeply personal look at growing up without growing old, which simultaneously expanded into a worldwide adventure through the 20th century. Kings of New York began a long and rewarding relationship with Neverland Publishing, which continues even today. This gangster tale played in the wonderland of 20's New York, and painted a picture of cons just trying to survive and make a dishonest living the ruthless world they inhabit. With New Frontier his career took an abrupt turn, looking not into the past but into the possibilities of the future. Exploring themes of strife, political corruption, greed, adventure, and religion, the book touched off a storm from reviewers. Jeremy Lee currently lives in Denver with his family, writing ferociously when he can't find and excuse to be in the middle of nowhere fishing, getting blissfully lost in a museum, or occasionally just watching old Bogart movies and eating pizza on the couch.

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