Wednesday, 3 October 2012

My Wonderful Guest Maureen A Miller Talking about Beyond

Today I am so delighted to have the amazing Maureen A Miller sitting around my pool, drinking bubbly and eating stuffed olives. Now whilst we are gorging ourselves of these scrummy delights Maureen is going to be talking about dreaming and her fabulous new book, Beyond. So please join us for a glass of bubbly as we sit in the hot sunshine talking with my special guest… take it away Maureen!

We all daydream. Right? You don't have to be young to daydream or fantasize. Sometimes it is as simple as picturing yourself in a hammock on a tropical island. Maybe you envision yourself as a powerful giant capable of taking that smirk off your boss's face with one swipe of your granite hand.

As a child I used to fantasize that a space ship would come take me from my back yard and whisk me on exotic adventures in the stars. And of course there would be a young, handsome space soldier up there that would fall madly in love with me.

Well, that fantasy never quite came to fruition for me. :) But why can't it happen for my character? Isn't fiction a wonderful thing? It turns fantasies into least for 300 pages.

Did you have any childhood fantasies?


It is the day after Aimee Patterson’s high school graduation. College beckons, as does her dream of becoming an engineer. On an early evening walk, her cocker spaniel charges into the woods on the other side of the pond. Aimee trails after him, and in the stillness of that forest the unthinkable happens. She becomes paralyzed and watches in horror as her hands vanish before her eyes.

Waking to the sound of voices, Aimee realizes that she has been kidnapped. Little does she know how far away from home she is, though. In an attempt to flee her captors, she launches from their confines only to freeze at the view outside the window. The sky is black and filled with stars, and in the distance is a familiar blue globe. The planet Earth.

A group of humans forced to flee their planet after an epidemic destroyed their civilization now travel the galaxies in search of an antidote. Retrieving samples of plant life from every solar system, on this occasion Aimee was accidentally seized instead.

Aimee must learn to avoid the advances of an awkward young scientist who seems intent on dissecting her, as her own fascination turns to the exotic young warrior, Zak. Having fallen in love with Zak, she is now torn with the decision to return to Earth or live beyond the stars.

You could win a kindle or Nook copy of Beyond, just leave a comment why you would love to read Beyond

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Misty Evans said...

Congrats on the new release, Maureen! Sounds fascinating. I daydream of making enough money as an author to send my kids to college! LOL.

Amanda said...

Maureen speaks to me today ... "Maybe you envision yourself as a powerful giant capable of taking that smirk off your boss's face with one swipe of your granite hand." Oh, how sweet it'd be.

Maureen A. Miller said...

@Misty - You are a fantastic author, so you are well on your way, Miss Misty. The kids will be going to Harvard. :)

@Amanda - I'm going to start calling you Amanda (granite-hand) Schirmang. :)

Thanks for stopping by ladies. And thank you Pauline!!

Pauline Barclay said...

Thanks Misty & Amanda for popping over to chat with my lovely guest, Maureen, I hope you enjoyed the bubbly and all the words about Beyond :)

Deborah Carr (Debs) said...

Congratulations to Maureen for her new release.

I love the idea of sitting around the pool with a with a glass of bubbles!

Maureen A. Miller said...

Thank you, Debs. I'll meet you there in ohhhh, let's say five minutes!! :)

Pauline Barclay said...

Hello Debs, you're welcome round my pool anythime. x