Thursday, August 8, 2019

Feature Spotlight & Giveaway ~ ONE OF TWO by S.R. Cronin


One of Two (46. Ascending, #6)
by: S.R. Cronin
Series: 46. Ascending
Genre: Sci-Fi Fantasy
Release Date: July 12, 2019
Publisher: Cinnabar Press
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Join an extraordinary family on a heart-pounding adventure as they face mortal danger.

Telepathy creates as many problems as it solves, as everyone in the secret organization x0 would admit. When new member Lola discovers another group of telepaths with a totally different approach, those problems multiply at the speed of thought.

Soon, Lola’s family and friends are in danger. Lucky for her, she’s not your average budding psychic. Each person she is close to has a special gift of their own. That’s good, because it’s going to take every power they possess to stop these others from tearing apart x0.


“So, we’re looking into her. She did an interview on the radio yesterday, and several of you worked with Gabriel to learn more about her. You said she appeared harmless, and I believed you.”

To Warren’s satisfaction he saw a few surprised faces in the audience.

“But you were wrong. Gentlemen, she tricked you. How do I know? Because while your telepathic abilities were being toyed with, I went at this the old-fashioned way. I hired a private detective in Houston, where Lola lives.”

Now there was a bit of restlessness in the room as various men shuffled in their seats.

“That’s right, her name is Lola. When I showed this woman’s picture to my PI, he knew her! Turns out four years ago, my guy Harold was hired to find some dirt on Lola’s family. Guess what?”

Warren paused to enjoy the attention he was being given.

“Four years ago, Lola walked up to Harold in a parking lot and started rattling off things to him about his personal life and his private indiscretions. That’s right. Even Harold recognized she’d read his mind and done a real good job of it, too. Scared the heebee jeebees out of him, and when he asked her how she knew this stuff she started to brag. She told him she was a telepath with a whole lot of telepath friends, and if he knew what was good for him he’d go back to his client and say he’d found nothing. Harold was smart enough to do just that. He doesn’t want anything to do with her even now, but he kept his file on the family. I bought those files from him yesterday.

“Lola is our entry point into this dangerous organization. We have to find them—all of them—and we need to use every tool available to us. No less than the safety of our world depends on it.”

Even Warren could sense the surprise in the room and the increase in respect he was being afforded. He didn’t try to hide his self-satisfied smile. It would have been pointless, the telepaths all felt it anyway.

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Sherrie Roth grew up in Western Kansas thinking there was no place in the universe more fascinating than outer space. After her mother vetoed astronaut as a career ambition, she went on to study journalism and physics in hopes of becoming a science writer.

She published her first science fiction short story and then waited a lot of tables while she looked for inspiration for the next tale. When it finally came, it declared to her it had to be a whole book, nothing less. One night, while digesting this disturbing piece of news, she drank way too many shots of ouzo with her boyfriend. She woke up thirty-one years later demanding to know what was going on.

The boyfriend, who she had apparently long since married, asked her to calm down. He explained that, in a fit of practicality, she had gone back to school and gotten a degree in geophysics and had spent the last 28 years interpreting seismic data in the oil industry. The good news, according to Mr. Cronin, was she found it at least mildly entertaining and ridiculously well-paying. The bad news was the two of them had still managed to spend almost all of the money.

Apparently she was now Mrs. Cronin, and the further good news was they had produced three wonderful children whom they loved dearly, even though to be honest that is where a lot of the money had gone. Even better news was that Mr. Cronin turned out to be a warm-hearted, encouraging sort who was happy to see her awake and ready to write. "It's about time," were his exact words.

Sherrie Cronin discovered that over the ensuing decades Sally Ride had already managed to become the first woman in space and done a fine job of it. No one, however, had written the book that had been in Sherrie's head for decades. The only problem was the book informed her it had grown into a six book collection. Sherrie decided she better start writing before it got any longer. She's been wide awake ever since, and writing away.

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21 comments:

  1. It has been great hearing about your book and although I am not the reader myself, my 2 sisters and 2 daughters are. They love hearing about the genre's they like and me helping them get to find books they will enjoy. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thanks for sharing that, James. I always appreciate your comments and do hope one of your sisters will give this book a try.

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  2. Thanks so much for hosting me. This is a lovely blog and I appreciate your beautiful and clear formatting!

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  3. I love the excerpt, and the cover. Looking forward to reading the book.

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  4. Thanks so much Anita. I hope you enjoy it!

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  5. Sounds like a book I will enjoy reading.

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  6. I'll definitely be checking this one out!

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  7. The excerpt was great, thank you for sharing

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  8. I love the cover and I am excited to reading this book. My email is tmcooper1972@gmail.com

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  9. Yay. Very interesting book cover. Thanks!

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  10. What an interesting subject telepathy is!

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  11. My aunt wants a copy of this book on kindle as well!

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  12. Are the books in this series standalone reads?

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  13. Thanks for the excerpt & congrats on the release!

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  14. Thanks for hosting such a great giveaway!

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  15. My cousin is excited to read this book as well!

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  16. I am excited to learn more about the character of Lola!

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  17. I am interested in the character of Warren!

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