Tuesday, March 19, 2013

The Empire: Excerpt and Giveaway

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Thank you for stopping by and joining us for our stop on the Read-A-Long portion of The Empire by Elizabeth Lang virtual tour. We are excited to post this segment of the story and we hope you enjoy it too! 

"It will be interesting to discover which will make you beg. Will it be the pain or the pleasure?"
How do you tame a man without breaking his spirit?
The galaxy is under siege from alien invaders. The Empire is the only force that stands in the gap, trading the freedom of its citizens for a tenuous security.
Amidst this chaos, Lt. Adrian Stannis is a brilliant scientist trying to stay out of the limelight. He hides on a research vessel plying the Outer Rim and finds peace of a sort with Kali Mirren, a psi-enabled humanoid. But his days of anonymity may be coming to an end. Someone has discovered his secret and is determined to make him pay for his treachery. He must finish the project he abandoned years ago, one the Council deems essential in its fight against the aliens, but things are never that simple where Adrian is concerned.
Is he more man than machine, or have years hiding behind a mountain of logic eroded his humanity? Can he learn to love and will he be able to survive the tangled web of political expediency and psychological manipulation that surrounds him?
Will Kali be able to save him from himself, or is there a mystery surrounding him that may explode in their faces?
Everyone wants to know the truth, but will it set them free?

The Empire - Chapter 13 

Adrian’s face was different in sleep. The grim lines smoothed out and the hard set of the jaw relaxed, leaving a boyish charm. Kali followed the line of his cheekbone lightly, tracing down his jaw and throat, stroking him gently, feeling the comforting rise-and-fall of his chest. It was good to see him at rest. He had a tendency to bottle stresses up until the force of them tore him apart. 
Late at night, he would stumble back to their cabin, give her a peck on the cheek, and drag himself to the shower before collapsing into bed, already asleep when his head hit the pillow. Kali hugged him and placed her head on his shoulder, enjoying his clean scent. The tension was tearing him apart. He was a caged animal who needed to be free and she was determined to help him. 
For the rest of the chapter, please click here.

Also Elizabeth Lang has shared with us an exclusive picture from The Empire Series

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To read more of the Read-A-Long please follow the tour schedule…

03/03/2013 - Tribute Books Reviews & Giveaways -  Chapter 1

04/03/2013 - Vixie's StoriesChapter 2

05/03/2013 - Decadent Decisions Chapter 3

06/03/2013 - Reviews From Beyond the Book - Chapter 4
07/03/2013 - Great Alpha SpeaksChapter 5
09/03/2013 - The Edible Bookshelf Chapter 6
10/03/2013 - Independent Writers AssociationChapter 7
11/03/2013 - Self Publish or DieChapter 8
12/03/2013 - Natasha Larry BooksChapter 9
13/03/2013 - Michelle Anderson-PicarellaChapter 10
17/03/2013 - Sheenah FreitasChapter 11
18/03/2013 - Castle MacabreChapter 12
19/03/2013 - My WorldChapter 13
20/03/2013 - Reading, Writing And MoreChapter 14
21/03/2013 - Ami R BlackwelderChapter 15

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About Elizabeth Lang: 

I'm a science fiction writer who started off life as a computer programmer with a love for reading, especially science fiction, fantasy and mystery.
Being in computers, I found my writing skills deteriorating so I decided to take up writing. It became a joy to create characters, stories and worlds and writing soon became a passion I couldn't put down. As a writer, I like to explore, not only the complexity of characters but the human condition from differing points of view. That is at the heart of the Empire series, of which 'The Empire' and 'The Rebels' are the first two of a four books series. 
You can connect with Elizabeth Lang at the following places: 

Author Page on FaceBook | Blog | Twitter | Website

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Thank you for joining us and Page Turner Book Tours and Elizabeth Lang today on our stop. 

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