Monday, January 18, 2016

CUBEBALL BY MICHAEL LEON - VIRTUAL BOOK TOUR + GIVEAWAY


Cubeball
by Michael Leon


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GENRE:  Sci-fi


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A naturally gifted ex-national champion and a savant with a computer-like mind compete against the world's best in the 22nd century's most popular sport - CUBEBALL - the chess-like, technology-enhanced, snooker of the future where the world stage is dominated by gambling, drugs and massive audiences.








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EXCERPT


Unlike the real Mars settlement, Mons City was surrounded by a vertical city. Skyscrapers impossible to build on Earth or Mars dwarfed the largest mountain in the solar system. Mons City consisted of two cities, the Left Bank and Right Bank. Each city was built at the base of Olympus Mons, forming the largest boulevard ever digitally designed. Two parallel lines of skyscrapers extended thirty kilometres out from the Martian mountain and five kilometres apart. There was only one way in to Mons City and that was through the boulevard. Hover lines crisscrossed between the two cities making a Tokyo train station look like a country town. Twenty two million gamers (most online from their home) competed in this game. Around fifty thousand actually entered the game from Velvet Underground. Most of them were there to hide from the real world or rest and recover from the demands of the game. About another thousand were like Mickey, looking for someone. It was a melting pot of technology, human energy, drugs and dreams. So much had been won, lost or wasted in this boulevard of broken dreams. Mickey slowed as he entered Mons City.


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AUTHOR Bio and Links:

I worked with national and international organisations as a business analyst in Australia and overseas. I authored many business books analysing the foodservice and food retail industry in Australia, Europe and Asia, as well as agribusiness global trends.  I also ran a consultancy business that assisted Australian enterprises to develop new markets in Australia and overseas.

I commenced writing science fiction novels full time in 2009. It was a life-long interest of mine. I have written five novels - all exploring contemporary social issues in future speculative worlds. They are: Shadow Dance; Extinction; Cubeball; Titan Sages and Alive. My novels blend speculative science, new age and poetry. Readers of novels such as Carl Sagan’s Contact would enjoy my novels.
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GIVEAWAY
One randomly chosen winner via rafflecopter will win a $50 Amazon/BN.com gift card

24 comments:

  1. I really loved the excerpt, thank you for sharing!

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  2. Hi Dario! I'm glad you liked the excerpt. Good luck with the giveaway!

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  3. Thank you Romorror Fan Girl for hosting me today and thanks to Goddess Fish. Wishing everyone the best of luck in the giveaway and good reading!

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  4. Happy to be a part of this tour, thank you for sharing!

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    1. Hi Nikolina! Thank you for your positive contribution to this tour and best of luck with the giveaway!

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    1. Thanks MomJane! My novel does have many unpredictable twists and turns. Best of luck with the giveaway!

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  6. What a great giveaway!
    Thanks for the chance to win!

    wildorchid985 at gmail dot com

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    1. You're welcome Gina! Thanks for visiting and good luck!

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  7. Thank you for the amazing excerpt and contest!

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    1. Hi Betty! Thanks for your encouragement and support! I had fun imagining how our world would look in the future. Good luck with the giveaway!

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  8. It's a cool premise!

    --Trix

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    1. Hi Trix! I appreciate your feedback and support. Good luck with the giveaway!

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  9. Thanks Rita! Good luck with the giveaway and thank you for visiting!

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  10. Great post, I enjoyed the excerpt! I'm looking forward to reading Cubeball :D

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  11. Hi Victoria! I really appreciate your feedback! I hope you enjoy reading my novel.

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    1. Thank you, Fiza! I had a lot of fun building this future world around my characters.

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  13. Sounds like a great read, thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thank you, Eva! I have enjoyed sharing my novel with you and all the other visitors. I really appreciate your support and interest!

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  14. I enjoyed the excerpt. Thank you for sharing.

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