Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Guest Post & Giveaway with Aubrie Dionne

Please welcome Paradise 21 author, Aubrie Dionne, to the blog today!

Paradise 21: the twenty first planet capable of sustaining life.

A lot of people have come up to me and asked: Why title your book Paradise 21?
When choosing a title, I thought about how I wanted to write a series, and how each book could be about a different colony ship flying to a different paradise planet. Granted, I didn’t want to write 21 books! But I thought about how vast our universe is, and what would happen if astronomers found a bunch of planets suitable for life. They’d probably name them and number them as such. So, Paradise 21 was born.

Aries doesn’t like her life aboard her colony ship, or her computer designated lifemate, so she escapes to a planet called Sahara 354. Not suitable for a major colonization effort, Sahara 354 is still capable of sustaining a single woman. So she plans ahead, packing lots of water bottles, and crash lands on the three hundred and fifty fourth desert-like planet found. I figured they’d be many more desert planets and ice worlds than perfect paradises. Of course!

What Aries doesn’t count on is expecting another human to be there: a handsome renegade space pirate.
Read Paradise 21 to find out what happens!

My question to you is: If you found a planet, what would you name it? 

Aubrie Dionne on the web:

About the author:

Aubrie is an author and flutist in New England. Her stories have appeared in Mindflights, Niteblade, Silver Blade, A Fly in Amber, and several print anthologies including Skulls and Crossbones by Minddancer Press, Rise of the Necromancers, by Pill Hill Press, Nightbird Singing in the Dead of Night by Nightbird Publishing, Dragontales and Mertales by Wyvern Publications, A Yuletide Wish by Nightwolf Publications, and Aurora Rising by Aurora Wolf Publications. Her epic fantasy is published with Wyvern Publications, and several of her ebooks are published with Lyrical Press and Gypsy Shadow Publishing. When she’s not writing, she plays in orchestras and teaches flute at Plymouth State University and a community music school.

About Paradise 21 via Entangled Publishing:

Aries has lived her entire life aboard mankind’s last hope, the New Dawn, a spaceship traveling toward a planet where humanity can begin anew—a planet that won’t be reached in Aries’ lifetime. As one of the last genetically desirable women in the universe, she must marry her designated genetic match and produce the next generation for this centuries-long voyage.But Aries has other plans.
When her desperate escape from the New Dawn strands her on a desert planet, Aries discovers the rumors about pirates—humans who escaped Earth before its demise—are true. Handsome, genetically imperfect Striker possesses the freedom Aries envies, and the two connect on a level she never thought possible. But pursued by her match from above and hunted by the planet’s native inhabitants, Aries quickly learns her freedom will come at a hefty price.
The life of the man she loves.

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Giveaway Details:

Up for grabs is a signed postcard and winners choice of eBook from Aubrie’s previous work. 
You can find out more about these titles here
Open Internationally!
Leave a comment with a way to contact you to enter (email/Twitter/etc.)
Ends 8/26

& that’s not all!

Follow the blog tour & comment on each stop to be entered in the Grand Prize Giveaway on August 30th. Commenting once at each tour stop will give you 15 entries!
You could win three necklaces made by Aubrie herself.

Follow the Paradise 21 Blog Tour:

Thursday, August 18th - Grace, Books Like Breathing / Character Interview, Aries
Friday, August 19th - Ambur, Burning.x.Impossibly.x.Bright / Guest Post, Character Building: Challenges and Rewards

Tuesday, August 23th - Christie, The Fiction Enthusiast / Guest Post, Paradise 21: the twenty first planet capable of sustaining life
Wednesday, August 24th - Pushy, Bewitched Bookworms / Author Interview
Thursday, August 25th - Farrah, The Book Faery Reviews / Guest Post, What Makes Space Opera So Awesome?
Friday, August 26th- Mandy, The Well-Read Wife / Guest Post, Pirate names: learn the crew of the Morphic Marauder


  1. Thanks for having me here today, Christie!

  2. PARADISE 21 sounds like the perfect title for your book, Aubrie. Can't wait to read this one!

  3. If I find a planet I will give to it, my name: ARTEMIS.
    Thanks for the giveaway and tour!

    artgiote at gmail dot com

  4. I think if I got to name the new planets I'd name them different versions of "Home"... :)

    Fun blog Aubrie!

    Lisa :)

  5. Thanks for the giveaway. Please enter me in contest. I would love to read your books. Tore923@aol.com

  6. I would name my planet Noir :) This might change depending on what the planet actually looks like.