This is a new thing for me: one of my books is now an audiobook! Last week, The Dangerous Type was released by Audible.com. You can find the link here: http://www.audible.com/pd/Sci-Fi-Fantasy/The-Dangerous-Type-Audiobook/B01554G02M?source_code=AUDORWS0911159EWR&
There’s even a free sample, drawn from the book’s first chapter, so you can get a taste before you bite.
One lucky winner will win a copy at the week’s end. Details are below.
In the meantime, here’s the description:
Set in the wake of a galaxy-wide war and the destruction of a human empire, The Dangerous Type follows the awakening of one of the galaxy’s most dangerous assassins and her quest for vengeance.
Entombed for 20 years, Raena has been found and released. Thallian has been on the lam for the last 15 years. He’s a wanted war criminal whose entire family has been hunted down and murdered for their role in the galaxywide genocide of the Templars. His name is the first on Raena’s list, as he’s the one who enslaved her, made her his assassin, and ultimately put her in a tomb. But Thallian is willing to risk everything – including his army of cloned sons – to capture her. Now it’s a race to see who kills whom first.
Alternatively, Gavin has spent the last 20 years trying to forget about Raena, whom he once saved and then lost to Thallian. Raena’s adopted sister, Ariel, has been running from the truth – the one about Raena, about herself and Gavin – and doesn’t know if she’ll be able to face either of them.
The Dangerous Type is a mix of military science fiction and an adventurous space opera that grabs you from the first words and doesn’t let go. Along with a supporting cast of smugglers, black-market doctors, and other ne’er-do-wells sprawled across a galaxy brimming with alien life, The Dangerous Type is a fantastic beginning to Loren Rhoads’ epic trilogy.
©2015 Loren Rhoads (P)2015 Audible, Inc.
That’s great, Loren, but how do I win?
I’m glad you asked. I have a code for a free copy of the audiobook. In order to win it, you need to tell me in the comments below what your favorite science fiction novel is — and why. I will pick a winner by the end of the week.
When I first read the requirements for entering this giveaway, I was temporarily stumped. I have read many science fiction books but only one title came immediately to mind: The Martian by Andy Weir. I attribute this to the fact that not only did I thoroughly enjoy the book, I had also read an article about the book earlier this morning.
I decided a quick look at my Goodreads shelf was in order before I committed to The Martian. I’m glad I looked! I have so many favorites, some more well known than others.
Old Man’s War by John Scalzi
Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card
Mute by Piers Anthony
The Rookie by Scott Sigler
I Will Fear No Evil by Robert Heinlein
The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula Le Guin
Oh…the options! In the end, I guess I would have to say that I Will Fear No Evil is in a tie with The Handmaid’s Tale.