This is my stop during the book blitz for True Calling by Siobhan Davis. This book blitz is organized by Lola’s Blog Tours. The book blitz runs from 13 till 17 April, you can view the complete blitz schedule on the website of Lola’s Blog Tours.
From 13 till 17 April True Calling is free! So go grab your copy at Amazon.
Planet Novo, nestled in space twelve hundred miles above the surface of the Earth, is the new home of 17-year-old Cadet Ariana Skyee. Confused by the government-sanctioned memory erase and distressed at her impending forced marriage and motherhood, Ariana’s plans for the future are thrown into complete disarray.
As the traumatic events within her family life enfold, Ariana grows increasingly alarmed at the authorities apparent pre-occupation with her and feels progressively more isolated and alone.
Her growing feelings for fellow Cadet Cal Remus intensify as the recently announced pageant, ‘The Calling’, gets underway. Struggling to comprehend the continuous, inexplicable dreams of the mysterious Zane, discovering the past helps shape her future, with devastating personal consequences.
You can find True Calling on Goodreads
Here’s what reviewers had to say about True Calling:
“In a word, WOW!! Talk about a fascinating and magnetic tale!” Dianne Bylo. Tome Tender.
“True Calling is a dystopian-sci-fi-romance that is FABULOUS! Siobhan did not fail to impress me with this debut novel.” Ashley Colby. The Caffeinated Booknerd
“True Calling is an excellent read from YA to adult. The entirety of the story is addicting.” Bri Wignall: Natural Bri-Pursuits of Life
“Story driven with a nice cast of characters. I was pleasantly surprised at the paranormal twists and I found it an original addition.” Lola’s Reviews
“It is a true page turner. I read this book in 2 days and I can’t wait for the sequel.” Etnik. Geeky Bookie
“I really loved this book! I liked the characters, the writing, the plot, the world-building….all of it.” Lillian. Mom With A Reading Problem
“The story line was awesome, it kept me into it, and was hard to put down.” Kim Gailey. Superbookgirl13
“Now my problem is: I WANT THE NEXT BOOK!” Amber Hodges. Paradise of Pages
5 Star accolades from Readers Favorite:
“A perfect blend of reality-TV-show, super high-tech sci-fi and teenage drama meets government conspiracies.” Faridah Nassozi
“This is the type of book you’ll recommend to everyone you know and one you’ll read again.” Samantha Rivera
“True Calling takes you on a stimulating journey, then screeches to an abrupt halt, leaving you screaming for more.” Cheryl E. Rodriguez
“… A world with a government that’s not unfamiliar in YA fiction these days, but a fresh and interesting take on it.” Kathryn Bennett
“… caught my eye immediately and held my attention until the very end.” Trisha Dawn
The rest of Sunday passes by in a blur. I’m deeply perturbed. Locking myself in my room, I try to read a book, but I can’t stop my mind from recalling everything that Dad has told me. I don’t understand exactly what’s going on within government circles, but I know enough to determine that the fragile fabric of society is under silent threat. I wonder if the president ever thinks that things might’ve been better if we’d all just stayed on Earth and tried to rebuild our lives there. While I’m afraid at this latest turn of events, I also feel somewhat invigorated; perhaps there’s hope that things could change for the better. When nightfall arrives, I drift into a troubled sleep.
Zane is walking alone in the dark. Someone grabs him from behind and pulls a black cloth bag over his head. Two pairs of arms propel him forward as he thrashes about in vain.
I wake, screaming loudly, and the Medicet is there in a flash. The sedative knocks me out, and I sleep right through my alarm. Damn, I could really use a run. I do my best thinking when I’m out on the track, but there’s no time this morning.
I make it to the convention center with minimal time to spare.
The conversation with my father and my most recent dream of Zane has me completely on edge. Every part of my body is tense, and my entire upper back feels like it’s in a million knots. I shrug my shoulders in a desperate attempt to loosen up. Today is the Talent Showcase, and at least this activity doesn’t require any fake expression of excitement on my part; it’s been so long since I’ve indulged my passion for painting. I included my oils, canvases, and easel in my travel allowance when we first came to Novo, but they quickly ran out, and it’s been near impossible to replenish my supplies. I’ve been itching to paint ever since.
Making my way to the fifth floor as instructed, I knock on room 5314. I’m immediately welcomed into a small square room, decorated sparsely in white. A large, stout man rises to greet me before formally introducing me to his two companions. In the middle of the room is a large canvas, resting on an impressive easel, with a huge expanse of oil paints in every conceivable color. Letting out a squeal of delight, I feel like I’m eight years old again and it’s Christmas morning. The assessors nod agreeably to one other. My dad’s words replay in my mind, and I know this is the type of enthusiasm I must replicate at all stages of the pageant.
I don’t need to think about what to paint: I recreate the woodland from home. The contrasting shades of green depict the different trees as I recall them. The sun shines in shafts of light through the branches, and the muddy brown earth rises and dips along the trodden path as birds hover high up in the blue sky. I even include the small stream that ran perpendicular across the expanse of the northern edge of the wood. On the spur of the moment, I paint two joggers running through the woods. I stand back to admire my work. I think it’s one of the best I’ve ever done. Smiling, I turn around as the panel rises to inspect it.
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About the Author:
Siobhan Davis is the author of YA science fiction romance series True Calling.
A self-diagnosed ‘teenager forever’—at least when it comes to books, music and movies; Siobhan is totally addicted to teen fiction and superhero/blockbuster movies. Siobhan loves baking, crime novels, shoes, bags, make-up, anti-wrinkle cream, anything pink, Kelly Clarkson, Katy Perry, and Robert Pattinson (definitely Team Edward).
Siobhan has forged a successful corporate career, in Human Resources, over the last twenty years.
A member of the IWI writers group, Siobhan resides in the Garden County of Ireland with her husband and two sons.
Contact Siobhan at: www.siobhandavis.com
Sample chapters, quotes, reviews and book excerpts are all available to download from the authors website
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