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Burn Out by Kristi Helvig: 250+ Book Giveaway (INT)

Monday, March 3, 2014

A futuristic blend of Beth Revis's Across the Universe and Lenore Appelhans's Level 2, Burn Out will satisfy the growing desire for science fiction with a thrilling story of survival, intrigue, and adventure. 

Most people want to save the world; seventeen-year-old Tora Reynolds just wants to get the hell off of it. One of the last survivors in Earth's final years, Tora yearns to escape the wasteland her planet has become after the sun turns "red giant," but discovers her fellow survivors are even deadlier than the hostile environment.

Holed up in an underground shelter, Tora is alone--her brilliant scientist father murdered, her mother and sister burned to death. She dreams of living on a planet with oceans, plants, and animals. Unfortunately, the oceans dried out ages ago, the only plants are giant cacti with deadly spines, and her pet, Trigger, is a gun--one of the bio-energetic weapons her father created for the government before his conscience kicked in.

When family friend, Markus, arrives with mercenaries to take the weapons by force, Tora's fury turns to fear when government ships descend in an attempt to kill them all. She forges an unlikely alliance with Markus and his rag-tag group of raiders, including a smart but quiet soldier named James. Tora must quickly figure out who she can trust, as she must choose between saving herself by giving up the guns or honoring her father's request to save humanity from the most lethal weapons in existence.

Author Bio/Links:

Kristi Helvig is a Ph.D. clinical psychologist turned sci-fi/fantasy author. She often muses about Star Trek, space monkeys, and other assorted topics on her blog. Kristi resides in sunny Colorado with her hubby, two kiddos, and behaviorally-challenged dogs.

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  1. Awesome you're giving this away. I got an ARC for an interview with Kristi later this month. It's really good.

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  1. bn100 said...:

    Sounds suspenseful

  1. Based on the review...this is a real thriller. Love survival in unreal conditions. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

  1. patanne said...:

    this looks to be a really fast paced book!! Very readable with an edge that catches you then draws the hook in with the reader on the end of it! I'm interested in how things turn out for Tora - does she make the right choice in the end

  1. I'm looking forward to Tora trying to save humanity, and how she does it. It sounds like an exciting book. Thanks for having the giveaway.

  1. This sounds like a very exciting read.

  1. Daniel M said...:

    love scifi and apocalypse scenarios - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

  1. Unknown said...:

    I love scifi and and it looks fast paced too! :D

  1. I have recently gotten more into sci-fi and Apocalyptic or dystopians have been a long time addiction, so this is basically the perfect read for me right now <3
    Thank you so much for the chance to win

  1. Unknown said...:

    Thanks so much for featuring my book BURN OUT--hope you enjoy it! :)

  1. Chelsea B. said...:

    Well, I have to say, having a pet gun sounds seriously interesting!

  1. Unknown said...:

    It sounds really good and I quite like sci-fi so I'm excited to read this! :) Thanks for the post & giveaway :)

  1. Kristia said...:

    It sounds like something I would enjoy! Thank you for the giveaway!

  1. Unknown said...:

    I've been looking forward to reading Burn Out ever since I saw the cover reveal.

  1. M said...:

    A sci-fi adventure sounds awesome!

  1. Unknown said...:

    Havent read a scifi book in awhile.

  1. Courtney said...:

    I've had dozens of friends on Goodreads send this to me as a recommendation! I want to see what the fuss is all about ;)

  1. Camila said...:

    Sooo intriguing! Im very curious to read this book. Loved the story!!!

  1. I want something to pump my heart on summer!

  1. _Sandra_ said...:

    Heard great things about his one and as a big fan of sci-fi, this one sounds really like my kind of read. Besides, absolutely love the cover! Thanks for a giveaway! :)

  1. _Sandra_ said...:

    Heard great things about his one and as a big fan of sci-fi, this one sounds really like my kind of read. Besides, absolutely love the cover! Thanks for a giveaway! :)