Hunter’s Challenge by M.A. Abraham – Review & Giveaway

Hunter’s Challenge by M.A. Abraham – Review & Giveaway

 

Hunter's Challenge Banner

 

Hunter's ChallengeAmazon / Barnes & Noble / Kobo / BAM

Descripton:
The Sociopath, who has been wrongly labeled ‘the witch hunter’, is focusing on those who have psychic powers. He has challenged the wrong people, though he doesn’t seem to realize it. He has issued an edict to the Tantalarians, demanding that they bow to his will. That will never happen.

One Tantalarian, in particular, feels he has an axe to grind with this ‘witch hunter’. The man has mentally attacked him, singled out the woman he has chosen for his future mate for extermination or worse. He will not rest until his foe is dead, the game lines have been drawn, the war is on. He might be new to this form of fighting, for he is young, but he knows how to protect his own. He has nothing to lose but his life, for until the one he loves is safe from the madman, he will cling to nothing.

Adele, a young Earthling, has connected with one of the Phoenixes and bears it’s protection. The bonding between them is bringing changes, both mentally and physically that no one expected. She has also fallen in love with the young Tantalarian Hunter, Terec.

Adele, agrees with Terec’s decision to go after the ‘witch hunter’, but has other ideas when it comes to his other plans. She knows how dangerous his plans are, but not his real reasons. As she prepares to fight at the side of the man she loves, she can only wonder, who will win, and who will lose?

 

 

Review:

Hunter’s Challenge by M.A. Abraham is the 3rd book in her Tantalus series.  A brief refresher of the premise of Tantalus: This is a Sci-Fi story about two species (Humans & Tantalarians) that are forced to work together on the planet Tantalus. In the first book, Noah’s Arc brought thousands of humans to land safely on Tantalus, as they learned all about their new planet & their hosts, who look human, but they do have wings. In the second book, the villain (witch hunter) was introduced and in Hunter’s Challenge, he is the focus of this story. 

We get to meet all the characters we have met before, but Terec is our hero.  The rulers of Tantalus recognize that Terec is not only a good hunter, but very smart and savvy.  When the Witch Hunter has his eye on Adele, our heroine, and the human girl that Terec is falling for, he will do everything in his power to find a way to destroy this evil and powerful madman.  The Witch Hunter wants to absorb the powers of those with psychic powers, as well as take over the body of the young hunter.  Will Terec be able to stop the Witch Hunter?  Can he survive?

Adele was a very good heroine, especially in the face of her body changing into a strong woman similar to the Tantalus females who have been chosen Tantalus by the Phoenixes, who protect them and Tantalus. Adele must deal with her changes, as she is now growing wings, and deal with her burning lust for Terec  (Phoenixes push those boundaries into their chosen female).

It will be Terec who will convince Michel and the tribunes to work with his idea to catch the Witch Hunter.  I do not want to give spoilers.  The final half of the book was very exciting, with lots of action and suspense. The romance between Terec and Adele was very well done.

M.A. Abraham has once again given us an exciting and tense story of the two species working together, to fight the evil villain and free those from the last ship from the villains mind control.  I really enjoyed this story, and though the first two books were good; Hunter’s Challenge is the best one yet. Again, if you read this series, I do suggest you start with the first book to be able to understand this world.  The end of the story, leaves a surprise twist that will have us waiting impatiently for the next book.

Reviewed by Barb

Copy provided by Author

Giveaway-mauve

M.A. is offering an e-copy of HUNTER’S CHALLENGE to TWO (2) lucky commenter at The Reading Cafe.

1. If you have not previously registered at The Reading Cafe, please register by using the log-in at the top of the page (side bar) or by using one of the social log-ins.

NOTE: If you are having difficulty commenting after logging onto the site, please refresh the page (at the top of your computer).

2. If you are using a social log-in, please post your email address with your comment.

3. LIKE M.A.Abraham on Facebook

4. LIKE us on FACEBOOK and then click  ALL NOTIFICATIONS under ‘liked’ for an additional entry.

5. LIKE us on Twitter for an additional entry.

6. Please FOLLOW us on GOODREADS for an additional entry.

7. Please follow The Reading Cafe on Tumblr

8. Giveaway open Internationally

10. Giveaway runs October 1-4, 2016

Share

Integration by M.A. Abraham – Review & Giveaway

Integration by M.A. Abraham – Review & Giveaway

Integration Banner

Integration
Tantalus series – Book #2
by M.A. Abraham
Release Date: October 6, 2015

IntegrationAmazon / Barnes & Noble / Smashwords

Description:
The members of the Noah’s Arc have been busy, along with their hosts. The Tantalarians have done what they can to guide and help the new members of the planet, but there are problems. Not everyone is ready to accept the differences between the two species, the idea that some day the two species could become one, which causes jealousy, prejudices.

The Arc Royal is right on schedule, and everyone is on hand to greet them. Lieutenant Nobel greets her sister, but her sister’s eyes are glued on Synric, not her son, as Julia thinks they should be. Her sister’s husband is not pleased with his wife’s lack of enthusiasm at seeing their child, nor the attention she is giving the winged alien. Is something wrong?

Synric doesn’t appear to be very pleased with the sudden attention, but his actions speak louder than words. Will her sister steal the man Lieutenant Nobel is falling in love with? She will fight for him, using every dirty trick in the book if she has to.

 

Review:

Integration by M.A. Abraham is the 2nd book in her Tantalus series. Integration picks up not long after First Contact ended. For those of you who have not read the first book or my review on First Contact, here is a brief description of the premise of this series. This is a Sci-Fi story about two species (Humans & Tantalarians) that are forced to work together on the planet Tantalus. In the first book, Noah’s Arc brought thousands of humans to land safely on Tantalus, and get to know their new planet & their hosts, who look human, but they do have wings. There were the obvious differences, as well as an evil villain bent on destroying humans who have physic ability.

Abraham continues the world building in Integration, as another ship from earth, The Arc Royal is set to arrive on Tantalus. But with it comes a hidden villain who continues to hurt those working with the Tantalarians. The mystery as to who is bet raying them is the base of the story; but the romances that develop between the Tantalarian men and human women continues. We get to spend time with those we met in the first book, and meet some new wonderful characters to add to this mix. Both species do live by different rules, but they work together to form a common ground to help make things easier.

This is a hard review without giving too many spoilers, though the description above does explain a lot.   There is a lot of action, suspense, romance, and some sexy scenes. There is some sexy humor with the human teen age girls watching the Tantalarian men play games in the buff. Cute. The race is on to try and find the villain, before he kills more humans. It is very exciting, and I loved the new relationships that developed, as well as seeing how the previous relationships continue to grow.

M.A. Abraham has once again given us an exciting and tense story of the two species working together, and the dark cloud of evil that threatens to destroy everything. I will say that this is not to be read as a standalone. You need to read the first book, First Contact to fully understand this planet they will all live in together. Integration was a fun and exciting story, which has us waiting impatiently for the continuation in the next book.

Reviewed by Barb

Copy provided by Author

 

Giveaway-Black and Deep Blue

M.A. is offering an ecopy of INTEGRATION to TWO (2) lucky commenters at The Reading Cafe

PLEASE NOTE:  There have been some issues with logging into the site and trying to comment. Please ‘refresh’ the page once you have logged in and you should have no troubles commenting.

1. If you have not previously registered at The Reading Cafe, please register by using the log-in at the top of the page (side bar) or by using one of the social log-ins.

2. If you are using a social log-in, please post your email address with your comment.

3. Please LIKE us on FACEBOOK and click GET NOTIFICATIONS

4. Please FOLLOW us on Twitter for an additional entry.

5. Please FOLLOW us on GOODREADS for an additional entry.

6. Please LIKE us on TSU for an additional entry.

7. Follow M.A. Abraham  on Facebook.

8. Giveaway is open Internationally

9. Giveaway runs from October 3 to 7, 2015

Share

First Contact by M.A. Abraham – Review, Interview and Giveaway

First Contact by M.A. Abraham – Review, Interview and Giveaway

First Contact Banner

 

First Contact

 Amazon / Barnes & Noble / Kobo / Itunes / Smashwords

Description:
Twenty ships have left the gravitational field of the Earth with the intention of colonizing Mars. Each is independent of the other and set to become domed cities upon landing. The mission is simple: go forth to develop the new planet, make it an extension of our home. Well, it sounded simple.

No one expected life on Mars to be easy, they are pioneers and that is a type of life that comes with dangers. What they didn’t expect was for the settings of one of the ships to be off enough to miss their landing, to miss the very planet they were meant to settle.

Even more astounding was to find another planet within a three-week travel period that lies in the shadow of the red planet. It is where they will land, where their ship will unfold to become a domed city. Where life is dangerous in a hostile land and they find unexpected help. The indigenous winged people of the planet don’t live on the surface of the planet, they live in cities in the clouds, but they are willing to extend a welcoming hand to those who have come to their land, as well as teach them what they can to survive. Their relationship begins with three words.

“Welcome to Tantalus.”

 

Review:

First Contact by M.A. Abraham is the 1st book in her new Tantalus series. This is a Sci-Fi story that has space traveling, romance, mystery, new planet, new species, and interesting world-building. The premise of this story is to introduce us to the two species that will come together by the end, leading the way to a world that will co-exist between humans and Tantalarians, who look human, but they have wings.

But to get there is what First Contact is all about. We meet the humans on a huge space ship with 50,000 people traveling to Mars, where they will live. A few ships have already landed on Mars, working hard to make it livable for humans. Immediately, we learn that the ship has gone off course, with the Captain and his team unable to fix the issue, which means they will miss their landing to Mars. Surprisingly, they see an unknown planet only weeks away, where they will be able to land. The Captain also learns that one of his lieutenants has some physic ability, and was the one whom the planet contacted to let her know they will help them reach their planet. We learn early on that there are a few others, who are also physic. Cara, and her children have tried to hide their physic ability, because they fear for their lives. It seems there are a group of hostiles that have secretly killed those that are physic, as they feel they are witches. Yes, it does have the similarity to Salem. The captain becomes involved in the mystery to find out who is the leader of the group determined to stop the ship from reaching the new planet.

While this is going on with the humans on the ship, there is also another main storyline of the people of Tantalus. Our heroes here are Karia and Mitchel, who are destined to be mates, thereby changing the rules in Tantalus that was led astray many years ago by corrupt men, who wanted to rule the women. With the help of her mother, and the other Phoenix from the past, Karia will be the strongest women, who will bring back the old glory. It is Karia who was able to warn the ship and help guide them to Tantalus. The main story here is the revolution to stop the corrupt rulers, and the hot romance between Karia and Mitchel.

There is a lot of action, romance, and steamy sex going on in both stories. Telling too much more would be spoilers, but each storyline was very well done.

M.A. Abraham has given us another wonderful imaginative new series. First Contact gives us a new race, The Tantalarians and an exciting adventure that will keep us hooked until the very end. This is a different and exciting story, with some wonderful characters. Abraham has built this world that has us looking forward to see what happens next, as they begin to work together. I can’t wait for the next book, Integration.

Reviewed by Barb

Copy provided by Author

 

Interview beige 2

Welcome back, M.A. Thank you for taking the time to visit us again at The Reading Cafe, and to give us an update on your new releases, as well as what else you may have upcoming in 2015.

M. A.: Thank you for the invitation, it is always a pleasure to come here.

TRC: You have a new series that will debut tomorrow, Tantalus. This is a different genre than you have written before…..SciFi/Romance. What can you tell us about this new series, and how did you came up with the idea?

First ContactM. A.: The Tantalus Series is a look at mankind’s efforts to reach out into space, to find a new start. They are bringing the good traits, as well as the bad ones of our people along with them. As they travel they find there is life on other planets, although it isn’t expected. They are not as prepared to put their best foot forward as people on Earth think we would, but that is all right, because neither are the Aliens encountered. It shows that for all our faults, we are not alone with our actions; people the Universe over are much the same. The Tantalarians are not perfect either. ‘First Contact’ is only the beginning.

The idea for Tantalus was formed many years ago, when I had an Astronomy fetish. I have always been interested in the worlds beyond our own and the sciences that are connected with the study of them. I used to fantasize about life on other planets, and searched out all the information I could find to feed that curiosity. I believed, and still do, that we are not the only people in the Universe, life is too diverse for such small expectations. There was a time when my dream was to work in a planetarium, but life had other plans for me.

TRC:   Can you please give us a brief synopsis of Tantalus, and how many books are you planning for this series?

M. A.: Twenty ships have left the gravitational field of the Earth with the intention of colonizing Mars. Each is independent of the other and set to become domed cities upon landing. The mission is simple: go forth to develop the new planet, make it an extension of our home. Well, it sounded simple.

No one expected life on Mars to be easy, they are pioneers and that is a type of life that comes with dangers. What they didn’t expect was for the settings of one of the ships to be off enough to miss their landing, to miss the very planet they were meant to settle.

Even more astounding was to find another planet within a three-week travel period that lies in the shadow of the red planet. It is where they will land, where their ship will unfold to become a domed city. Where life is dangerous in a hostile land and they find unexpected help. The indigenous winged people of the planet don’t live on the surface of the planet, they live in cities in the clouds, but they are willing to extend a welcoming hand to those who have come to their land, as well as teach them what they can to survive. Their relationship begins with three words. “Welcome to Tantalus.”

At this point I am looking at 4 books, however, I never expected the Elven Chronicles to go on as long as it has, will. With that in mind, anything is possible.

TRC:   What challenges or difficulties (research, logistics, etc) did you encounter writing this story and series?

M. A.: This world would have been a lot more difficult to write if I wouldn’t have had such a diverse education. I still read and watch anything I can about space, I find it fascinating, not only the concept, but also the mathematics that goes with it. (Yes, I can be a geek about the subject, when I get in the mood.)

TRC:   How many books do you still anticipate for The Elven Chronicles?

M. A.:  At this time I can say for sure that there are 7 or 8 titles left for me to publish in the Elven Chronicles, starting with ‘For The King and Elven Empire’ (Novel) in June. That will be followed by my Christmas release, “Surrounded by the Light’ (Novella) (which I haven’t written yet). ‘Tratchars’ (Novel) will follow, with ‘Eärwen’s Song’ (Novel), and 3 others after. They are all in my mind, just not the last 3 titles, or the length of the last 3. I believe by then everyone will be happy to see the end of that series. Some say they are not happy to see those words, but that is the way the cookie crumbles.

TRC:   What are you currently working on now? Also, would you like to share with us what you may have upcoming in 2015/2016.

M. A.:  I am currently working to finish off the manuscript for ‘Integration’, and by the time anyone reads this, I should be over 3/4 finished. I have already begun ‘Surrounded by the light’, ‘Tratchars’, and ‘Eärwen’s Song’.

In 2015 I am releasing ‘For the King and Elven Empire’, ‘Integration’ and ‘Surrounded by the Light’. In 2016 I will release ‘Tratchars’, ‘Hunter’s Challenge’, ‘Forbidden Contact’, and a couple EC Novellas still to be named. In 2017 I will release ‘Eärwen’s Song’, not sure about after yet.

TRC:   When not writing, what do you like to do to relax?

M. A.: I am an avid reader, when my mind isn’t so full of characters blurting out their stories that I can’t think about anything else. I like to visit the mountains and I work for a small company. There is always something to do to keep my mind occupied. I am not someone who can sit still for long, I need a project.

TRC: Would you like to add anything else?

M.A.: Nothing I should talk about, there are rumors of another series and some stand alones flying about. Shhh…

TRC: LOL   Such a tease 

TRC:   Thank you, M.A. for giving us an update on what we can look forward to in 2015, and beyond. We wish you the best with First Contact.

M. A.:  Congratulations on the anniversary of your site, you are all doing a wonderful job.

To learn more about M.A. Abraham, you can find her at the following links:
Website / Facebook / Twitter / GoodreadsITunes

 

Giveaway beige

M.A. is offering an e-copy of FIRST CONTACT to TWO (2) lucky commenters at The Reading Cafe.

1. If you have not previously registered at The Reading Cafe, please register by using the log-in at the top of the page (side bar) or by using one of the social log-ins.

2. If you are using a social log-in, please post your email address with your comment.

3. Please LIKE us on FACEBOOK and click GET NOTIFICATIONS

4. Please FOLLOW us on Twitter for an additional entry.

5. Please FOLLOW us on GOODREADS for an additional entry.

6. Please LIKE us on TSU for an additional entry.

7. Follow M.A. Abraham on Facebook.

8. Giveaway is open Internationally

9. Giveaway runs from February 9-February 14, 2015

 

Share