Tuesday, August 14, 2012

BLOG TOUR: The Immortality Virus by Christine Amsden

Today's Blog Tour is Presented by Reading Addiction Blog Tours! 

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I will have a Review/Excerpt/Giveaway, first let's get to know the Author! 



Christine Amsden has been writing science fiction and fantasy for as long as she can remember. She loves to write and it is her dream that others will be inspired by this love and by her stories. Speculative fiction is fun, magical, and imaginative but great speculative fiction is about real people defining themselves through extraordinary situations. Christine writes primarily about people and it is in this way that she strives to make science fiction and fantasy meaningful for everyone.

At the age of 16, Christine was diagnosed with Stargardt’s Disease, a condition that effects the retina and causes a loss of central vision. She is now legally blind, but has not let this slow her down or get in the way of her dreams.

When she's not writing, Christine teaches workshops on writing, usually at Savvy Authors. She also offers professional editing services. She maintains a book review blog on her website with occasional writing tips thrown in for the fun of it.

Christine lives in the Kansas City area with her husband and two children. 



Sci-Fi
Date Published: 6/15/2011

In the mid-21st century, the human race stopped aging. Those who know why aren't talking, and the few who are brave enough to ask questions tend to disappear. To an elite few, The Change means long life and health, but to the ever-increasing masses, it means starvation, desperation, and violence.

Four centuries after The Change, Grace Harper, a blacklisted P.I., sets off on a mission to find the man responsible for it all and solicit his help to undo The Change -- if he's still alive. To complicate matters, Grace's employer is suspected of murdering his father, and when the police learn of their connection, they give her a choice -- help them find the evidence they need to convict Matthew Stanton, or die. But if they discover Grace's true mission, they won't hesitate to kill her in order to preserve their shot at immortality.

Winner of the Epic Award for Science Fiction, the Global eBook Award for Science Fiction, and a finalist in The Next Gernation Indie Book Awards. 






My Rating:

My Review:

Grace is hired by the CEO of Medicorp to find a man who used to work for the company and deliver him so that he can help reverse the "immortality virus". This is the beginning of a thrilling ride for the reader in which you will often find yourself imagining what an immortal life would be like.

The 2040 world that Christine Amsden has created is quite violent and dark, but engages the readers senses. Fast paced and action packed from the start, this story has a plot that unravels effortlessly.


Grace is a strong lead female character and easy to get behind as the reader. As the story progressed, I myself was so engrossed and in-tune with the story. 


Overall 4.5 and a great Dystopian/Sci Fi story! 





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EXCERPT

A five-second scan of her apartment told Grace it had not been vacant during her absence. A few more seconds confirmed that the vagrants, despite their hopeful looks during her arrest, had not been the culprits. They wouldn't have left the steak. 

No, whoever had turned her apartment upside down had been looking for something. The sofa cushions lay on the floor, the contents of the kitchen cabinets, though present, were strewn across the kitchen, and when she entered her bedroom, she saw the bedding all over the floor.

Immediately, she pried up the loose floorboard and checked the contents of the safe. The diary was still there. Breathing a sigh of relief, she took off her coat and placed the diary in her backpack for safekeeping.


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2 comments:

ayshwariya said...

I actually enjoyed reading through this posting.Many thanks.






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Anonymous said...

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