Thursday, August 4, 2016

Virtual Book Tour: Soulless by Jacinta Maree


SOULLESS
by Jacinta Maree

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GENRE: Dystopian New Adult

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BLURB:
Welcome to Soulless.
We are the generation that laughs at death.

Reincarnation; what was once considered a gift of immortality has become an eternity of nightmares.

Nadia Richards lives in a world plagued by reincarnation, a system of recycling souls where all past memories, personalities and traumatic events are relived daily in disjointed sequences. Trapped within their own warped realities, not even the richest and most powerful are saved from their own minds unraveling. Madness is the new human nature, and civilizations are crumpling beneath themselves trying to outrun it.  

Within a society that ignores death, Nadia appears to be the one exception to the reincarnation trap. Born without any reincarnated memories and with printless eyes, the hot tempered 19 year old quickly becomes the ultimate prize to all those wishing to end the vicious cycle, or for some, to ensure they could evade death forever.

Readers discretion: Adult language, violence and some adult scenes. For mature audiences only.

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Excerpt two:

The world had turned to waste; immortality was never meant for man and it drove humanity to the edge of destruction. There had been plenty of stories about how the human race would end. Unlike the movies from Hollywood, there was no big bang caused by a sun exploding; there was no catastrophic moment where our world was flipped upside down like in a nuclear war or zombie virus outbreak. It was gradual, like a seeping virus that withered everything within its path until it ground us down into brittle, hollowed out cores. It wasn’t out to destroy our bodies; it destroyed everything we once treasured. Hope, love, compassion, joy… even our mortality. It was all gone. And now it mocked us with a peace we could never achieve: death.

I kept my hand behind me, ensuring Annie was safe before slowly creeping out. The steady thump of the Sweepers had almost gone silent as they walked further away down the block, but it was Annie’s sudden scream that spun me around. A dark shadow stepped up behind us just as a snap of red crossed my vision.
No! Before I had time to jerk my head away, the Sweeper lurched forward and snared me by the shoulder. My body seized underneath its grip as it hoisted me up from the ground.

“Run, Annie! Run!”

Annie squealed and pressed herself up against the building. “Nadia?”

“Just run!” I screamed as the robot reached over and took the shotgun from my hand. It crushed the barrel easily before finding the pistol in my back pocket. It smashed that one, too.

In its inhuman static voice, the machine said, “Corrupted identification code detected. Blacklisted threat. You are under arrest.”

“I’m not one of them!” I screamed as I wrestled in its grip. “Let me go. I’m not one of them!”


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AUTHOR Bio and Links:


Born in Melbourne Australia, Jacinta Maree considers herself a chocoholic with an obsession with dragons, video gaming and Japan. She writes a variety of genres including YA paranormal, steampunk, horror, new adult, dystopian and fantasy. Winner of 2014 Horror of the year and bestselling author, Jacinta writes to bring enjoyment to others while fulfilling her own need to explore the weird and the impossible.

You can find her here:






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GIVEAWAY INFORMATION

One randomly chosen winner via rafflecopter will win a $50 Amazon/BN.com gift card.


26 comments:

  1. This book looks so cool!! Thanks for sharing the excerpt with us, and I wish you continued good luck on your tour! :D

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    1. Thank you very much, I'm so glad to hear you think that. :D

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  2. Thank you so much for being a part of the tour, I really, really appreciate it! :D

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  3. It sounds intense but engaging!

    --Trix

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    1. Thank you very much Trix! It is pretty intense, hopefully in a good way.
      Cheers~

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  4. I really enjoyed reading the excerpt, thanks for sharing :)

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    1. Thank you very much Victoria, I'm so glad to hear that. :D

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    1. Thank you Rita, I sure hope it's an interesting read! <3

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  6. Unique and fascinating excerpt.

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    1. Thank you very much Becky, I really appreciate the comment!

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  8. Wow it sounds scary and spooky, good to read at night when you want to hide under the covers with your book or kindle!!!

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    1. hahahaha, funny visual! It is an intense read, I will admit that. Very fast paced too. Thank you for the comment.

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  9. Wow it sounds scary and spooky, good to read at night when you want to hide under the covers with your book or kindle!!!

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  10. The cover is amazing - the colours are spectacular!

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    1. Thank you very much Kate, the artist is called Thander Lin and she is amazing. http://las-t.deviantart.com/ here's her site!!

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  11. Congrats on the tour and thanks for the chance to win :)

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    1. Thank you for the comment, wishing you the best of luck.

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  12. What advice would you give to aspiring writers?

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    1. There is SO much to cover when it comes to publishing, I guess all I can really say is write for yourself. It really is an exhausting passion, but extremely soul fulfilling too. Determination will go a long way, so keep trying and don't give up on yourself just because it's hard.

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  13. I really enjoyed reading the entire post, thank you!

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    1. Thank you very much, I am really pleased to hear that.

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  14. Shared on Facebook to help spread the word! :)

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