Friday, March 13, 2015

AVANT NATION BY C.D. VERHOFF - VIRTUAL TOUR + GIVEAWAY


Avant Nation
by C.D. Verhoff

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BLURB

CLARA SPINNER'S genetic code, future occupation and date of death have all been mapped out by the government. So when her innermost desires conflict with her rigidly planned life, she must hide them or risk losing everything.

Fresh out of the academy, she loathes her new assignment as a medical technician, but those who complain tend to disappear, so what can she do? Deciding to make the best of the situation, it isn't long before she becomes one of the top techs at the hospital, specializing in the use of memory retrieval equipment. As her skills gain recognition, she begins to make peace with the system until the day a loved one vanishes without a trace.

Seeking answers, Clara's search points to the Liberty Union Democracy, a nation at war with her own. Traveling incognito in enemy territory, where one wrong move could be her last, Clara retrieves a memory the government never intended anyone to see. Full of suspense, danger and romance—Avant Nation will take you on a wild ride into he near future.

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Excerpt

from Chapter 20

In the dim green light, staring at the ceiling, I wax philosophically.

“Do you ever think what it would be like, Hawk?”

“What what would be like?”

“To be born of a sexual union instead coming from a factory?”

“Either way, we all roll out human beings,” he replies, “so it makes no difference to me.”

“And to give birth—do you ever think about what that would be like?”

“Can’t say that I have.”

“Do you ever have fantasies about making a baby the old fashioned way?” I ask.

“Yeah,” he says, playfully giving me a come hither look with a flick of his eyebrows. “All of the time.”

“I mean to be a parent—a mother or a father. Do you ever wonder if you’re missing out on something amazing?”

“I thought about it for like five minutes one time.”

“Everybody has to feel it,” I say, pointing to my heart. “The big hole right here—that ache that says you’re incomplete.”

“If people feel it, they don’t talk about it, because what’s the point?”

“The point is that having children and nurturing them has been the foundation of humanity since the beginning,” I say. “Try as they might, the geneticists can’t remove our deepest yearnings.”

“I suppose not. Nor can you suppress the longing for the truth.” Hawk’s voice becomes wistful. “Do you ever wonder if there is a greater power up there guiding our lives?”

“Like fate?”

“Like God.”

“The stories of the gods are just adult versions of fairytales.”

“Sometimes I pray to whatever is up there,” he confesses.

This surprises me. Such a big strong guy, believing in a childish fantasy. Now, I’m curious. “Which god do you pray to?”

“I don’t have a name for him,” Hawk confesses. “I just call him Commander-in-Chief.”

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MY REVIEW
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Avant Nation took me on a thought-provoking ride into the near future...

The Author was able to create a fantastic tale, I'm amazed, she's giving us an excellent book, the plot is interesting, the description of this future is terrifying, the characters are complex,the dialogues and interactions between the characters are well written. Also, the idea of two worlds, one modified by the hand of science and the other like the one we are living now, is fascinating!

We live this type of dystopian story through the eyes of Clara, she's our "Compassionate" heroine, I really liked her, she's like an average teenager, but instead of worrying on what shoes to wear, she's questioning herself about more profound things. i enjoyed the relationship between Clara and Hawk, but unfortunately, I'll have to wait for the next book, and I will wait!!

Anxiously, very anxiously.

*I received a copy in exchange for an Honest Review*



AUTHOR Bio and Links


C. D. Verhoff grew up in Indiana, the fourth of five sisters, and currently lives in rural Ohio with her husband and two children. In real life, she goes by her middle name, Deanna. Her resume includes retail, teaching, medical lab processor, the contemplative life, insurance and finance. Authors like Piers Anthony, Issac Asimov, Terry Brooks, Dean Koontz, Madeleine L'Engle, Anne McCaffrey and J.R.R. Tolkien were early influences, sparking a lifelong love of fantasy and science fiction. She says that writing fiction ranks somewhere between eating warm chocolate chip cookies and riding the Millennium roller coaster at Cedar Point. Her interests include weird trivia, landscaping, dogs, dragons, history, The Walking Dead, coffee and chocolate.

Amazon Link by Author Page: http://www.amazon.com/C.-D.-Verhoff/e/B009989JGU/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1?qid=1420546971&sr=8-1
World of C. D. Verhoff  blog: http://cdverhoff.blogspot.com
Twitter: @CDVerhoff
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/pages/C-D-Verhoff-Author/106424996172224

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25 comments:

  1. Thank you for reviewing this book, sunds like something I'd enjoy reading!

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    1. Hi, Nikolina! This is a great book, thanks for stopping by!

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  2. I can't decide which was the most exciting. The blurb, the wonderful review or the excerpt. Wow this is a wonderful sounding book.

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    1. Definitely the book, MomJane!! Thanks for stopping by.

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  3. Thank you for hosting and reviewing my book, Romorrow Fan Girl! I'm glad you enjoyed it. The release date is next week on the 19th. For all of you lovely readers out there, the book might bring up a few questions. Do you think the government, or anyone for that matter, has the right to manipulate the DNA of another person? What about parents who are trying to create a more intelligent, healthier or compliant child? When is it okay? When is it not? I'd love to know your thoughts!

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    1. Thank you for letting me read your book!! For me, the best thing of the story is the idea of a world create by the hand of science, it reminds me a litte bit the movie Gattaca (Awesome film)
      Like I said in my review, only thinking on the possibility, terrifies me.

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  4. Enjoyed reading the excerpt and review today.

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  5. I'll be checking in regularly, so if you have any questions for me about the book or otherwise, post away.

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  6. I liked the excerpt, the book sounds very intriguing.

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    1. Hi, Rita! Thanks for stopping by! The book is excellent

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  7. Thanks for the giveaway! The excerpt and the cover are both cool. :)

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    1. Hi, Cali! Thanks for stopping by. Good luck!!

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  8. I really like the excerpt and the giveaway! Thank you!

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    1. Hi, Ree Dee! Thanks for stopping by. Good luck!

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  9. I like the Blurb. It's hard to think that with your genetic code, everything you do, including your death has been mapped out by the government. That's a scary thought. It sounds like a great read.

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    1. Hi, Tammy! This is a great read in did, highly recommended. Thanks for stopping by.

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  10. I really love the cover. Along with the excerpt, it definitely catches my interest.

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    1. Hi Kelsey! Thanks for stopping by, good luck!

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  11. Hi, Amanda! Thanks for stopping by, good luck!!

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