Tuesday, September 13, 2016

{Book Nerd Tour} H.A.L.F The Makers Excerpt & Music Playlist! Plus GIVEAWAY!

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Hello! Welcome to my stop in the H.A.L.F The Makers blog tour!
Today I have for you and excerpt from book 2 in the series 
as well as a music playlist from the author herself!

Also, keep scrolling to the bottom of the page for a giveaway!

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Roswell. Area 51. The X-Files.

You've seen the aliens known as "the Greys" in movies and on T.V. But what if everything you think you know about them is wrong?

And what if the Greys are only the beginning?

Erika Holt dodged death and departed Earth in an alien ship. It wasn't how she'd planned to spend her senior year. Is Erika on her way to paradise? Or to a hell worse than the underground lab she escaped?

The greys rescued Tex from the underground lab and promised him a life he could never have imagined. But what will he have to give up to become one with The Conexus?

Jack Wilson is still Commander Sturgis' prisoner, but a promise of freedom comes from an unlikely source. Will his liberation cost more than he's willing to pay?

On a nondescript planet on the far side of the galaxy, the M'Uktah have evolved from a wolf-like predatory creature into a highly advanced species that has mastered intergalactic travel. They are cultured. Refined.

And hungry...


Natalie is the award-winning author of H.A.L.F., a young adult science fiction series, and The Akasha Chronicles, a popular young adult fantasy trilogy with over 2 Million reads on Wattpad. She lives in Tucson, Arizona with her husband, teen daughter, and two cats. Natalie spends her time writing, reading, geeking out over nerd culture and cool science, and meeting readers and fans at book festivals and comic cons throughout the western United States. Natalie appears frequently on radio, podcasts and vlogs such as The Speculative Fiction Cantina, Front Row Geeks and iHeart Radio.

Excerpt #1: Erika 
The cold void that had swallowed Erika’s scream as she entered the alien ship enveloped her. Her once-again boyfriend Jack was no longer below her. Ian was not beside her. She didn’t know where Tex or Dr. Randall were. She was surrounded by darkness, the only sound the frantic beating of her heart.
The fat, wet tears that had spilled onto her cheeks evaporated into the cool, dry air. She’d feared being compressed into nothingness, but the pressure subsided. She tried to kick her legs and run but she was paralyzed, able to move only her eyes.
She couldn’t tell if she was floating in the center of the alien ship or hovering in a void of nothingness. She could have been upside down and not known it.
Erika screamed for Ian but no sound came from her. Despite the chill in the air, sweat dripped from her temples. Her eyes flitted wildly from side to side, trying to see something – anything. She closed her eyes in an effort to shut out the unnatural vacuum around her, but it was no good. The dark inside her mind was no better than the black emptiness of the ship she presumed she was in.
Don’t panic, Erika. Maybe they immobilize us for our own safety. Since humans had not achieved interstellar travel, there was no reference point for how it was done. She remembered Jack’s words. “Cowboy up,” he’d said. Erika wasn’t sure she was cowboy enough for space travel.

The Makers (H.A.L.F. #2), by Natalie Wright

Copyright 2016

Playlist for H.A.L.F.: The Makers

I create a “soundtrack” for all of my books. Some songs on the list are ambient, mood setter songs. Other songs capture a character’s feelings or ideas. Still others actually inspire scenes.

For The Makers, my soundtrack is heavy with songs by Moby. The electronic, sometimes futuristic tunes captured the vibe of the book. The song Scream Pilots is on the soundtrack for all books in the H.A.L.F. series and is the “theme” for Tex and Erika. I’m quite literally writing their story to get to the place where it will match this song!

1. Wait for Me by Moby
2. Hunger of the Pine by alt-J
3. Everloving by Moby
4. Aero by Jean-Michel Jarre
5. Fight for You by Morgan Page
6. Teardrop by Massive Attack
7. These European Cities by Marconi Union
8. Our Remains by Bitter: Sweet
9. 6 Underground by Sneaker Pimps
10. Isolate  by Moby
11. Scream Pilots by Moby

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  1. Thank you for hosting me today :-)

    1. You're so welcome! I'm reading the first book right now and it's quite intriguing! Can't wait to read the second one!