Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Virtual excerpt stop for Seven Point Eight by Marie Harbon

Today is a virtual book excerpt stop for the sci-fi novel Seven Point Eight by Marie Harbon.

Blurb about Seven Point Eight:
'The Truth Will Set You Free'
In the second installment of the Seven Point Eight series, the legacy of the OOBE project weighs heavily on the conscience of Dr Paul Eldridge. Tahra Mamoun needs to muster all her courage and venture back into the alternate dimensions of reality. Through a series of challenging, surreal and frightening experiences, she comes to comprehend the destructive power she can yield and must face her own demons in the process.

Paul continues his quest to understand the ancient knowledge of the cosmos, while dark forces seek to hijack his research to further a secret agenda. With their lives in jeopardy, Paul and Tahra confront their enemies against an international backdrop featuring the pyramids of Giza and the peaks of Switzerland.

Meanwhile, Sam and Ava endeavour to uncover their past, even though it may irrevocably change their lives.

In a tale of courage and tragedy, love and betrayal, their lives are interwoven around the demons of one man, Max Richardson, who'll stop at nothing to achieve his objectives.

Written in the style of a TV series, Seven Point Eight draws together quantum physics, psychic powers, alternate dimensions, time travel, past lives, ancient wisdom and conspiracy in a soap opera for the soul.

It’s the ideal read for lovers of sci-fi, contemporary fantasy, paranormal, metaphysics, ‘Lost’, ‘Fringe’, ‘Touch’, and Dan Brown books.

Marie will be awarding a free copy of Seven Point Eight: The First Chronicle via Smashwords and a 12 e-book swagbag including, sci-fi, fantasy, paranormal, and YA titles to a randomly drawn commenter during the tour. To be entered for a chance to win, leave an e-mail address with a comment below. And to increase your chances of winning, visit other tour stops and leave additional comments.

Seven Point Eight Character Profiles

Name: Tahra Mamoun
D.O.B./Star sign: 7th Nov 1944, Scorpio.
Profession: I work at The Institute for Max Richardson as a psychic spy, helping out in the Cold War with my remote viewing abilities. However, in my first adventure, I worked closely with Dr. Paul Eldridge on Project OOBE, where I projected my consciousness into alternate dimensions of reality.
Celebrity/person lookalike:  I’m represented by New Mexico actress Monique Candelaria, who featured in ‘Ten Year’, ‘Bless Me, Ultima’ and an episode of ‘Breaking Bad’.
Qualities: I would describe myself as passionate, courageous, driven, adventurous, dedicated, devoted and emotional. Suffice to say, I have a darker side, which has been exacerbated by Project OOBE.
Likes: Exploring and knowing that there’s more to life than what we can see with our physical eyes. I also like to share that with others, and be a part of something big and exciting.
Dislikes: People who try to control me, those who bullied me as a child, and a lack of true love in the world.

Name: Max Richardson
D.O.B/Star sign: 13th December 1920, Sagittarius
Celebrity/person lookalike: Some say the actor, Henry Cavill, looks like me.
Profession: I’m the CEO of two research organisations, The Establishment and The Institute, both of which are subsidiaries of Weinberg Associates.  I oversee projects commissioned by private individuals and corporations, that’s as much as I’m willing to divulge.
Qualities: I have my feet firmly planted on the ground, coupled with a shrewd business sense and an eye on the future. I’m patient, organised, methodical and wise, although I party as hard as I work.
Likes: The good life, wine, women, horse riding, and a host of fine things.
Dislikes: Failure, not getting what I want, and losing money.

Name: Dr. Paul Eldridge. I have a PhD in Quantum Physics, hence the Dr prefix.
D.O.B/Star sign: 21st February 1921. I'm not a great believer in astrology but my star sign is Pisces, identical to my favourite scientist, Albert Einstein.
Celebrity/person lookalike: Some people say I resemble the contemporary actor, Michael Fassbender.
Profession: I'm both a physicist and a university lecturer, although the latter I've only been so for a few years.  I've been a researcher in residence working for Max Richardson at The Establishment and The Institute although now I'm managing my own ground-breaking projects. My quest is for the truth, because that’s my vision for the future of humanity.
Qualities: I’d describe myself as intelligent. My students always looked up to me so I would say I have a degree of charisma and good leadership qualities. I value investigation and breaking boundaries, I'm not afraid to be bold. It's been pointed out I'm somewhat impetuous; maybe, I'm enthusiastic and driven although I don't see myself as reckless.
Likes: Albert Einstein, physics, science, the cosmos, space exploration... you get the gist. Spiritual matters draw my interest too. I also enjoy the outdoors, horse riding and the occasional pint of fine ale.
Dislikes: Narrow-mindedness, negativity, people who treat others with disrespect, not being able to follow my dreams.

Name: Ava
D.O.B./Star sign: 19th November 1967, Scorpio
Celebrity/person lookalike:  I’ve been told I look a little like Dianna Agron, from Glee.
Profession: I graduated with a degree in genetics. Currently, I moved from working in a biomedical research lab to researching on the Human Genome Project. Science is my passion.
Qualities: I regard myself as a rational person due to my scientific background, but in some ways, I think of myself as compassionate and sensitive too. Sometimes, people try to take advantage. I’m not afraid to make difficult decisions and pride myself on my independence, although I’m a sucker for true love as much as the next person. Helping others is as important in life as success, it really isn’t all about money. We need to look out for each other, and not just ourselves.
Likes: Music, particularly Sam’s compositions. I also enjoy entertaining, science, and companionship.
Dislikes: Not knowing who my real parents are, selfish and untrustworthy people, and my life being so weird sometimes.  I wish it were more rational and straightforward.

Name: Sam
D.O.B./Star sign: 31st October 1972, Scorpio. Yeah right I know, Halloween.
Celebrity/person lookalike: the actor, Nicholas Hoult when he has longer hair.
Profession: Artist, musician – I play piano and guitar. My band, Loaded Bites, plays gigs around the local pubs and clubs.
Qualities: I’m confident in my artistic and musical abilities, and find passion in expressing myself creatively. At heart, I’m a true romantic and equally arduous about my love interests. Some say I’m a little cocky, but they don’t know me well enough to pass judgment.
Likes: Music, rocking out, art, parties, guitars, and my motorbike..
Dislikes: My father because he’s critical of my career choices, and keeps the identity of my mother from me. Therefore, I hate negativity. I can’t stand people who are obsessed with money either, and dead people talking to me.

Author Bio and Links:
Marie Harbon has worked in both the retail and fitness industry. She has a degree in sport and fitness, and taught group exercise for several years, delivering aerobics and Pilates. For two years, she delivered BTEC sport courses and has also instructed dance and sport with children. 

Marie is a member of Nottingham Writers Studio, Her future plans include not only completing the 'Seven Point Eight' series, but involve writing YA, children's and adult books, short stories, novellas and scripts.

Aside from writing, Marie is a self-confessed fabric geek and purveyor of beautiful, often ostentatious bags, bustiers and clothing. She lives in the town of Eastwood, Nottinghamshire, which is in England.


Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thank you for hosting today.

Andra Lyn said...

Cool...holy creepy cover though! I'm a big cover girl and I don't know if I'd want to try just looking at that! Good thing I've got you to make me want to read it :P