Wednesday, January 27, 2016

"The Proving" by Ken Brosky

EXCERPT and GIVEAWAY
The Proving
(The Earth-X Chronicles Book 1)
by Ken Brosky


The Proving is the first book in the new The Earth-X Chronicles series by Ken Brosky. This book blast and giveaway is brought to you by I Am A Reader, Not A Writer.


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Description
It's been 133 years since the Specters invaded Earth. Like ghosts they haunt the planet, devouring anyone foolish enough to venture outside the last remaining protected cities. For some, venturing out isn't a choice - it's a necessary evil to prove yourself to your clan as you come of age.
But when a team of ambitious youth - New Adults - undertake a mission deep in Specter territory, they discover a terrible secret. Everything they've learned may be wrong ... and Earth is in grave danger.

Excerpt
Skye took a deep breath, held it, then forced it out quickly between her pursed lips. The loud whistle seemed ear-splitting, jolting her nerves - too late to change her mind now, she twisted her body, her boots digging into the gravel as she fell back and faced the farming contraptions. She lifted her rifle, seeing the Specter’s strange glow change, move, and then without warning its crocodile face emerged from the body of the large machine. Its mouth opened. Cleo fell back, screaming. A claw phased through, reaching out for Skye.
She fired her rifle. The blue proton bullet tore through the creature’s arm, sending yellow sparks fluttering like butterflies into the air. The Specter’s mouth opened wide, revealing sharp, finger-length teeth, so close that Skye could see their serrated edges.

Praise for the Book
"I like when an author really takes the time to paint the picture and Ken Brosky doesn’t disappoint. I also enjoy the characters, they are well written and developed throughout the story. None of the characters are overly emotional or whiny like you sometimes find in YA novels." ~ Angelica
"Very creative and imaginative. Plot is well developed as well as the characters. Nice new approach to aliens! Well done." ~ montzalee wittmann
"The world is rich and vivid, and I never feel lost even though I continually learn more and more about it. The characters are excellent, and the relationships between them are complex and filled with conflict. This is a great book on its own, but the groundwork is clearly set for a series that will be even better as a whole. I can't wait to see where this goes." ~ D. S. Atkinson
"Author Ken Brosky crafted a wonderful, daring and scary world in The Proving. An intriguing story about children coming of age to venture out of the safety of their city. Little did they know, the trip would change their lives, maybe forever." ~ Ann Simpson
"What was interesting for me was how much I identified and preferred certain characters (Skye!) over others. I think each reader will have their own reaction to the characters and the decisions they make throughout the novel. Brosky definitely ended the novel perfectly too." ~ Laura Craft Hogensen

About the Author
I received my MFA in fiction writing from the University of Nebraska-Omaha. I've had over a dozen short stories published, but my main focus now is Young Adult books. My previous series, The Grimm Chronicles, is an award-winning (really!) fantasy adventure series about a hero who must vanquish the monsters of Grimm's Fairy Tales.
My newest series is The Earth-X Chronicles, a YA sci-fi adventure that spans time and space. Alien ghosts, backstabbing clans, and mysterious keepers of knowledge all conspire to make this an entertaining series! I'm so excited about it that I just swallowed my gum!

Giveaway
Enter the blast-wide giveaway for a chance to win a $50 Amazon gift card or PayPal cash.

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