Friday, January 29, 2016

Sci-fi game and $50 GC Prize #contest #scifitale

Please welcome Michael Leon. He's giving us a sneak peek into Cubeball about a sci-fi game. He's also hosting a great contest - one winner will get a $50 GC!

Please read on for more...and be sure to leave a comment to show your love. :)

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One randomly chosen winner via rafflecopter will win a $50 Amazon/BN.com gift card.

Cubeball
by Michael Leon




GENRE:  Sci-fi


BLURB:

A naturally gifted ex-national champion and a savant with a computer-like mind compete against the world's best in the 22nd century's most popular sport - CUBEBALL - the chess-like, technology-enhanced, snooker of the future where the world stage is dominated by gambling, drugs and massive audiences.






EXCERPT:

At that moment Mickey knew he had to play his way and make a shot that would not be forgotten. He called “power-play.”

He imagined the perfect shot in his mind’s eye as he circled the table twice, deliberating his fateful shot. The balls loomed large, but strangely different. The table appeared more circular than a cube as he lowered his chin to his carbon steel cue. The whole shot played in his mind as he drew back the cue to strike the cue-ball with a force that engulfed the whole stadium.

The crack of the cue-ball as it struck its target echoed sharply its warning of an imminent tidal wave of spin and curve that would capture the imagination of every fan in the stadium, or at home in front of their cubebit. In one game changing savage strike, the red ball fell into the pocket as the cue-ball savagely spun into the red triangle, spreading the reds in all directions from the centrifugal force of the cue-ball. Mickey slotted twelve red and black combinations in four minutes, gaining an unassailable lead. He followed that with a perfect defensive stroke, leaving the cue-ball safely jammed behind yellow. Flaveau conceded the game and the match, shell-shocked by the unique high-spin attack Mickey had unleashed. The break was soon nicknamed ‘the pulsar’ and it had secured Mickey the first semi-final win and a shot at the world title.


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AUTHOR Bio and Links:

I worked with national and international organisations as a business analyst in Australia and overseas. I authored many business books analysing the foodservice and food retail industry in Australia, Europe and Asia, as well as agribusiness global trends.  I also ran a consultancy business that assisted Australian enterprises to develop new markets in Australia and overseas.

I commenced writing science fiction novels full time in 2009. It was a life-long interest of mine. I have written five novels - all exploring contemporary social issues in future speculative worlds. They are: Shadow Dance; Extinction; Cubeball; Titan Sages and Alive. My novels blend speculative science, new age and poetry. Readers of novels such as Carl Sagan’s Contact would enjoy my novels.

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Buy link:

BookPOD: http://www.bookstore.bookpod.com.au/p/9074542/cubeball.html






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21 comments:

  1. Thank you Tina for hosting me today and thanks to Goddess Fish! Wishing everyone good luck in the giveaway!

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  2. It looks very compelling!

    --Trix

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    1. Hi Trix! Thanks for your feedback and good luck with the giveaway!

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  3. Wow, a whole new spin on a friendly game of pool!

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    1. Hi Diane! Well said! Thanks for visiting and good luck with the giveaway!

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  4. Wow, all of your book's look interesting, I just love sci-fi! Are you in Kindle Unlimited? Thank you for the awesome giveaway!

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    1. Hi Judy! Thanks so much for your supportive feedback. Cubeball is available on Amazon at a special low price for the tour. Best of luck with the giveaway!

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  5. I love the cover of this one! Thanks for sharing :)

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    1. Hi Rita! Thanks again and best of luck with the giveaway!

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  7. My pleasure, Victoria! Thanks for visiting!

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  8. Cubeball sounds intriguing, thank you for sharing!

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  9. Thanks for your support, Betty! Good luck with the giveaway!

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  10. Sounds like a great read, thank you for sharing!

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  11. Thanks for visiting, Dario! Good luck with the giveaway!

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  12. I may have to start reading sci-fi as I have never read this genre.

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  13. Hi Becky! I hope you consider reading my novel. I'd appreciate your feedback. Best of luck with the giveaway!

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  14. Looks intriguing! Can't wait to read it!

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  15. Hi Leo! Thanks for visiting. I hope you enjoy it and I look forward to your feedback!

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