I’m Heading to Mars!

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Good morning, Ladies and Gents! Welcome aboard Flight 74 heading for the Red Planet, Mars. Please strap on your seat belts because this promises to be one wild ride. We’ve got free books galore, three fun giveaways, author interviews, and more. Let’s get this adventure started!

About the Book

Book
17-year-old Philadelphia has been imprisoned most of her life because of her Christian beliefs. When her father is sent to Mars against his will to work on a mysterious science project and a benevolent official allows her to accompany him, Philadelphia knows she must keep her head down or be sent back to prison on Earth. But when she stumbles into the wrong hallway and accidentally learns too much, Philadelphia is faced with a question she doesn’t want to answer: the choice between returning to Earth — or destroying it.

Free Offers

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Aubrey is such a generous gal. She’s not only offering Red Rain for free this week, but if you sign up for her newsletter, you can also get the prequel short story for free! What are you waiting for?

About the Author

Author
Aubrey Hansen is a pink-haired, caffeine-fueled twenty-something. She’s a writer (obviously), barista, dog trainer, and the co-founder of Penoaks Publishing. She shares her house in Kansas City with three cats, a pit bull, a snake, a ferret, and a husband.

What Reviewers are Saying

“One day while I was busy mindlessly entering data into the computer at work, I put on my head phones and started listening to the book. I was hooked from the first few sentences. In fact, I stayed up late when I got home (even though I had to get up early the next morning) to finish the book.” -Amazon Reviewer

“With solid craft and poignant world building, Aubrey Hansen has outlined a future both horrifying and realistic. I appreciated Hansen’s character building skills.” -Amazon Reviewer

“I loved this book! I didn’t realize it was a short novella, and I wished it would have been longer.” -Goodreads Reviewer

“The story was fascinating. I wasn’t really sure what to expect, but everything came together in the end and it made sense.” -Goodreads Reviewer

Giveaway

Giveaways

 

Aubrey is offering three paperback copies of her book, Red Rain. This book will have the new cover on it. And the grand prize offering will also have the paperback of Faith Blum’s book, Heaven’s Jubilee, a Christian futuristic collection of short stories. To enter the giveaway, please fill out this Google form (you do not need a Google account to enter). The only required entries are your name and email address, but the more you do, the more chances you have to win.

Excerpt

Cea was silent. I glanced over at her. She was bent over the crate, holding the digital picture frame in her hands.

The picture of Ephesus was still on the screen.

Cea frowned and squinted.

“That’s my older brother,” I explained.

She jerked her head up. Her face was colorless. “He’s your brother?”

“Was.” I looked down at the gray sweater in my hands. “He was sent to Mars on scientific business as well… But his transit home exploded.”

“I know,” Cea said quietly.

I looked up again. “You know?”

She nodded and stood up. She held the frame close to the wall, and the magnets snapped into place. “I’ve met him.” She gave the corner a tweak, adjusting the position. She regarded the image for a moment, then glanced back at me.

“This was the base he worked at.”

 

Tour Schedule

June 2
Bookish Orchestrations-Tour Introduction and Excerpt
Laurel’s Leaves-Author Interview
Frances Hoelsema-Excerpt
Aubrey Hansen, Author and Screenwriter-Excerpt
Perpetual Gardener, Writer, and Mormon-Book Spotlight
The Overactive imagination-Book Spotlight

June 3
Grace Pennington-Excerpt
Gabriellyn-Excerpt and Author Interview
Joyful Peacock-Author Interview

June 4
Letters from Annie Douglass Lima-Excerpt
Another Other World-Character Interview with Philadelphia
Jaye L. Knight-Excerpt

June 5
Mary’s Writing World-Book Spotlight
God’s Peculiar Treasure Rae-Book Spotlight
Rachel Rossano’s Words-Excerpt and Book Spotlight

June 6
Tale Weaver-Author Inteview
Lisa Swinton Queen of Random-Book Spotlight
Irly Scribblings of David J Hartung-Excerpt

June 7
Bookish Orchestrations-Tour Wrap-up and Giveaway Announcement

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