Monday, December 28, 2015

OBSIDIAN WORLDS BY JASON WERBELOFF - REVIEW TOUR + GIVEAWAY


Obsidian Worlds
by Jason Werbeloff

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GENRE:  Sci-Fi

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Jason Werbeloff’s short stories have been downloaded over 20,000 times. Obsidian Worlds brings together his 11 best-selling sci-fi shorts into a mind-bending philosophical anthology.

In Your Averaged Joe, a man’s headache is large enough to hold the multiverse. Q46F is an obsessive-compulsive android who finds love in a zombie-embroiled apocalypse. The end of the world isn’t all that bad – The Experience Machine will fulfil your every desire (and some you hadn’t considered). A sex bot dares to dream of freedom in Dinner with Flexi. But mind what you eat, because The Photons in the Cheese Are Lost. Don’t fret though: The Cryo Killer guarantees that your death will be painless, or your money back when you’re thawed. Unless, that is, you’re The Man with Two Legs.

Plug into Obsidian Worlds for these and other immersive stories, including the hilarious Time-Traveling Chicken Sexer. Your brain will never be the same again.








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EXCERPT

(from Bleed Me Silicone):

My first memory is of the inside of a cardboard box. The material is gray and slightly rough to the touch. It smells of fluorescent light and ancient canyon floors.

I savor the feeling of being lifted from the shelf – rubbed and jostled against the almost-smooth interior of the box, as I’m carried through the aisles. My new owner places me on the till. The other products and I have talked about this day. Wondered when our time would come. The time to be purchased.

“Would you like a packet for that, ma’am?” the teller asks. I recognize his voice. He does stock-take on Sundays.

“Umm … yes,” says a nervous voice. Nervous, but forgiving. I like her already.

The crinkle-swoosh of plastic competes with the sound of a radio. Sunlight perforates the miniscule holes in the edges of the cardboard that encloses me. I feel warmth for the first time. She drives me home.

The roof of the box opens, and I’m out. In the world. Her face is just as I’d imagined. Elfin and freckled. No frown lines. Her eyes are intense as they follow my instructions.

I tingle at the touch of her fingers. Delicate, careful. Fleshy and warm. Her lips curl into a smile, before she places me at the back of a dark shelf. The other lubes at the store told me this would happen. Life’s not all action for us. But when our owners take us for a night out of the closet, the world comes alive. Or that’s what the other lubes say.

There aren’t many voices in her apartment. I wait patiently at the back of the closet, as the weeks and months pass. Just when I think she’s forgotten me, one warm evening the door of the apartment opens. A man sits on the creaky springs of the bed.

“Are you ready?” His voice is young. Excited.

“Yes,” she says. I know she’s trying not to sound nervous, like she did that day at the store when she purchased me.

And then it begins.

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MY REVIEW
Obsidian WorldsObsidian Worlds by Jason Werbeloff
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Obsidian Worlds is a collection of eleven weird and bizarre short stories.
Sci Fi based with strange characters, unique scenarios, and bizarre plots, each one of the stories it's going to blow your mind.
The Author has an incredible ability in telling a story, once you start reading it's going to be almost impossible to put down your Ereader, I seriously recommend you "Falling for Q46F" it's hilarious with a touch of romance and also hopeful.
So if you ask me what I'd say about Obsidian Worlds? Expect the unexpected.
Highly Recommended!!
*I received a Free copy in exchange for an Honest Review*

View all my reviews

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AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Jason Werbeloff is a novelist and philosopher. He loves chocolate and his Labrador, Sunny.
He's interested in the nature of social groups, personal identity, freedom, and the nature of the mind. His passion is translating philosophical debate around these topics into works of science fiction, while gorging himself on chocolate.

Amazon Author Page – download all of Werbeloff's fiction from Amazon.
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Goodreads – read reviews of Werbeloff’s fiction.
Facebook and Twitter – follow Werbeloff for release date information on upcoming shorts and novels.
https://twitter.com/JasonWerbeloff
Website - read about the author, and the philosophy behind his fiction.

Buy Link:

The book is $0.99 during the tour.



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GIVEAWAY
Jason will be awarding a $15 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner

22 comments:

  1. If you had a chance for a “do-over” in life, what would you do differently?

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    1. I was in a loooong relationship with an unsuitable partner. Years and years and years. I've been told many times that relationships are growthful, wonderful creatures. But some of them just aren't. I should have left much sooner.

      Other than that, there was once a gas-station pastie that didn't go down well. I would avoid that in a parallel universe.

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    2. Hi Mai! Good question and Great answer!!

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    1. Hi, Becky! It's a really good excerpt and an amazing book!! Thanks for stopping by.

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  3. Thank you for reviewing my book!

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    1. Hi, Jason! Thanks for letting me be part of your Blog Tour!!

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  4. Thanks for the giveaway! I like the excerpt.

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    1. Thank you, Cali! Good luck with the giveaway.

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  5. Great review! I'm looking forward to reading and enjoying this one myself :)

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    1. Good luck with the giveaway, Thomas.

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  7. I enjoyed the excerpt. Thanks for the chance.

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