Blog Tour- Quantum by Jess Anastasi

Hey Bookends,

I am really excited to tell you guys that I have an amazing opportunity to be apart of a blog tour and share a book with you guys today. I am going to give y’all a little excerpt for the book Quantum by Jess Anastasi which is a futuristic, fantasy romance mixed with some science fiction and it’s the second book in the Atrophy series.

Here’s the synopsis:

Someone wants Captain Admiral Zander Graydon dead. Like yesterday. Zander’s convinced his attractive assistant knows more than she’s willing to say, and if he can stop running long enough, he’ll find out exactly what she’s hiding. Lieutenant Marshal Mae Petros is determined to keep her CO safe. Before she tips her hand, however, Mae has to figure out if the alluring man she’s protecting is the real Captain Admiral Graydon. Or an alien shape-shifting imposter.

On the run and no one to trust…not even each other.

Captain Admiral Zander Graydon has seen a lot of action, but almost getting killed three times in one day is pushing it. Only the company of his new assistant, Lieutenant Marshal Mae Petros, makes things a little easier to swallow. Except the delectable Lieutenant Marshal Petros is hiding a number of secrets, and her presence might have something to do with the continued attempts on his life.

It’s no accident Lieutenant Marshal Mae Petros finds herself in the firing line alongside the charming but very off-limits Captain Admiral Graydon. She’s taken the job as the admiral’s assistant to determine if a shape-shifting alien has killed the CO and assumed his form. Whether the admiral is human or not, Mae finds herself getting way too close to him as they run for their lives.

Military to the core, Mae and Zander will have to overcome their suspicions of each other to work together, when they realize the fate of the entire universe is at stake

Purchase the book:

Amazon / Barnes and Nobles / iTunes/ Kobo / Goodreads

About the author:

Jess has been making up stories ever since she can remember. Though her messy handwriting made it hard for anyone else to read them, she wasn’t deterred and now she gets to make up stories for a living. She loves loud music, a good book on a rainy day, and probably spends too much time watching too many TV shows. Jess lives in regional Victoria, Australia, with her very supportive husband, three daughters, two hyper-active border collie dogs, and one cat who thinks he’s one of the kids.

Contact the author at:

Author Website: www.jessanastasi.com

Author Blog: www.jessanastasi.blogspot.com

Author Twitter: @JessAnastasi

Author Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Jess-Anastasi-Author-Page-129441077081452/

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Here’s the excerpt:

“Take her back down.” Sweat crept along his hairline, and he took a second to wipe at the gathering drips.

“Navs aren’t responding.” Apart from her words coming fast, Petros’s tone sounded mostly calm. Good, because he needed her to keep her head if they were going to get off this shuttle alive. The whole vessel was shaking hard enough now that anything not bolted down skittered across the grate floor. The groan of stressed metal was audible under the shrill chime of the emergency sirens.

He abandoned the shielding as a lost cause. The only play they had left was to disconnect the autopilot, which was taking them higher into the ether. Another few moments before they left the stratosphere altogether. Without the shielding, the craft would burn and implode almost in the same instant.

His breath came too short, chest too tight as the same error message kept blinking at him, telling him autopilot could not be disengaged. Frecking christ, the higher they got, the harder it would be coming down. And he had no doubt they were going down. Whether or not they got destroyed in the planet’s atmosphere before they crashed was still up for contention.

Swiveling the chair away from the all-but-useless control panel, he ducked down and pulled a section off the bottom of the console.

“What are you doing?” Petros demanded as he wrenched out a whole bunch of wiring.

“Manually disengaging autopilot. Until that’s off-line, we’ve got no hope of doing anything.” He skipped through several wires until he found the one he needed and yanked it clean out of the micro-crystal panel.

A new warning siren joined the dozen others already wailing, and the ship dropped sharply to the right, on the verge of going into an uncontrolled spiral. Zander’s stomach flipped up into his chest, and he grabbed hold of the chair’s armrest.

Petros pulled the physical flight control from out of its recess and jerked them to the left to counteract the ship’s listing. The angle of their hard decent lessened, but they were still going down on a bad, barely-in-control trajectory. Her face twisted into a grimace as she fought for control of the vessel, yet the shuttle hardly responded. They were beyond hope. There was only one way this crisis was going to end.

He tightened his harness and glanced over his shoulder to where his three crew were holding onto their seats in much the same way he had been. “We’re going down and it’s not going to be a soft landing. Brace for impact.”

You can see other excerpts, reviews, and guest post at other tour stops:

Blog Tour Schedule:

August 16th

Misa Buckley                     Excerpt

blissfully bookerized                       Excerpt

Mes Livres          Review

Whiskey With My Book                 Excerpt

Deluged with Books Cafe              Excerpt

August 17th

Whiskey With My Book                 Excerpt

Maari Loves Her Indies                  Excerpt

Books n Wine                    Excerpt

What Is That Book About              Guest Post

August 18th

Hart’s Romance Pulse                    Guest Post

Fictional Rendezvous Book Blog                Excerpt

Loves Great Reads Blog                 Excerpt

Fangirl Moments and My Two Cents        Excerpt

August 19th

Evermore Books               Excerpt

The blonde book lover                  Review

August 20th

Maari Loves Her Indies   Excerpt

Booksfordaysonend        Excerpt

For The Love of Fictional Worlds                Review

August 21st

Nerdy Dirty & Flirty         Excerpt

Paranormal Book Boyfriends       Excerpt

Always Falling for Book Guys       Review

August 22nd

A Bookish Mess                Review

My Nook, Books & More               Excerpt

August 23rd

Socially Awkward Book Nerd       Playlist

RhiReading          Excerpt

Have Words Will Scribble             Review

August 24th

Southern Vixens Book Obsessions             Excerpt

Books, Blurbs, and Beyond           Guest Post

August 25th

Happy Tails and Tales Blog           Review

A Taste of Sin     Excerpt

August 26th

Reading Reality                Review

Evermore Books               Excerpt

August 27th

More Books Than Livros                Excerpt

2 girls who love books                   Excerpt

August 28th

Novel Addiction                Review

Penny for My Thoughts                 Review

August 29th

Alpha Book Club               Excerpt

My YA NA Book Obsession            Excerpt

August 30th

Lynn’s Romance Enthusiasm        Review

G & T’s Indie Café            Excerpt

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