Monday, January 27, 2014

New Release: The Experiment Available Today! Plus a Contest!

It's here, it's here! The Experiment is available for purchase today at Dreamspinner for just $5.24 during the last day of their 25% off sale!

To set off the promotion I'm starting off a Blog Hop here. One commenter will win a $10 Amazon gift card, so make sure you follow me to each blog where I'll be sharing character interviews, thoughts on the story, and other fun posts along with a new excerpt each day. The winner of the gift card, chosen by random number, will be announced on February 6th on my blog. Make sure you leave your email, or I won't be able to contact the winner.

Hop Stops

Tues, Jan. 28:     MA Church
Thur, Jan 30th:  Lily Velden
Fri, Jan 31st:      Rob Colton
Sat, Feb 1:        Andrew Q. Gordon
Sun, Feb 2:       LM Brown
Mon, Feb 3:     Shira Anthony

Tues, Feb 4:     Chris T. Kat
Thur, Feb 6:     Alicia Nordwell; Winner Announcement


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Synopsis: In the distant future, humans wage war against the alien planet Caeorleia, with no tactic off-limits if it will help the humans get their hands on Caeorleia’s resources. Ask Ryker. He thought he volunteered for a simple experiment that would help his government in the war. He didn't realize sadistic doctors would turn him into the experiment—by injecting him with blood from a captured Caeorleian, Seral Iorflas.

Nor did Ryker realize he’d be sent to sabotage a planet full of the very beings his world is battling, beings who kill humans on sight. But then, thanks to the experiment that irrevocably changed him, he isn’t exactly human any longer—and with each passing day, as his blood bond with Seral strengthens, he’s less and less sure as to whose side he's on.


Excerpt: Chapter One

They’d lied to us.

We weren’t working on an experiment. We were the experiment.

I shivered in my bed, the measly blanket that covered me not nearly enough to keep me warm. The effects of what they’d done had changed the others’ bodies more than mine, but the sadistic bastards enjoyed torturing me more for some reason. Maybe it was because I was the only one left. Maybe it was because I’d killed one of them. I’d fought so hard for the first year.

I didn’t have much fight left in me.

I’d lost my savings and my family. With only days left on the lease of my cardboard box of an apartment in the slums, I’d desperately scanned the ads. I’d seen one for scientific service that seemed promising.

They’d said we’d be locked in the dome for five years. It was supposed to be an ecological study to see if humans could adapt to a new environment. There had been a viable M-class planet discovered just outside of populated space, and there apparently were creatures on MC-214-XXV that were slaughtering the human troops they sent down to the surface to explore. Our job was to make sure the planet was worth the effort of subduing them. We were supposed to be alone, no outside contact, the entire time.

That was just another lie.

They wanted the planet. On Earth, what they wanted, they got. The nameless faces had stood behind thick clearplaz, watching the experiments they performed on me.



  1. Read this many times already from your blog and definitely buying it right now!! Hoping even with all the mayhem that there might be another chapter for Adverse soon? Well Good Luck with the Hop!!

    1. Thank you! I saw that a few folks even ordered the signed paperback copies! It's such a thrill to know people are willing to buy something I created, and put it on their eReaders and bookshelves too! :) AE is NOT forgotten and you WILL get a chapter this week, even with the blog hop and everything.

  2. The Experiment was a special favorite of mine and seeing it published makes me so happy for you! Congrats! Let's hope it stays highly successful and its sequels enjoy the same notoriety! :)

    1. Aww, thank you Mann! You're such a sweetie.

  3. Loved this story, it was awesome. Can't wait for the second book to come out. You did a great job Cia! Please enter me in the GC giveaway. Thank you. :)


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