Vigilance Review #2

This second installment was just as good as the first. Though the pacing wasn’t as fast as the first, I was still sucked into this crafty world of mystery.

I was glad a love interest appear, though I wasn’t too keen on her at first, she did grow on me and but I’m still not sure about her. I had high hopes for Wendy, but that dream was crushed. In all, I did like the new characters that appeared and I was surprised by the actions of some of the old.

This is a hard world that Lance Erlick has created, but a fascinating one. I loved the world building and the structure. There were clean explanations and I wasn’t left confused as I was in reading the first. Though as I said the pacing was slow, the rhythm was spot on and in truth I liked the ease of this read. It gave me more time to dive deeper into this world that Regina has learned to survive in.

Regina is quickly becoming a fav of mine. Strong, smart and determined. She’s going to be great, no great is the right word. Regina is going to be a legend, and I can’t wait to read more about her.

I highly recommend this book, this series. It has quickly become one of my favs and I can’t wait to dive into the next book. Take a chance you will not be disappointed.

Happy Reading

(by E.A. Walsh at http://dontjudgeread.blogspot.com/p/review-stop.html)

Resilience 5* Review #2

I couldn’t put this fast-paced book down! The best way I can describe it is kind of like Hunger Games combined with Their Eyes Were Watching God, with a little sci fi thrown in. Great characters with strong personalities, descriptions that put the reader into the swamps with the main character Regina, and enough danger to get your blood pumping. It’s probably one of the best books I’ve read in 2015! Highly recommended!

(by Jessica Buike at http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1456205470?book_show_action=true&from_review_page=1)

 

Endurance Review

This installment had me consumed. I couldn’t put it down.

The track across the wasteland to save her sister, her resolve to never back down has my heart in knots. Regina has turned into the hero I have always dreamed of. She knows her goal, her mission and she will let nothing stop her.

During her track, she meets with new friends, old friends and foes alike.

She is faced with some very real and difficult choices, some I don’t know if I could make. This set her apart and makes this story exhilarating. I’m invested in not only Regina but in this world that Lance Erlick has created. The world building is like noting I have read this year. Descriptive, lush and creative. Mr. Erlick has a way of showing you the world that has gone to hell and making you feel for that dying world in a way that makes my heart ache. He takes time with each character, making them memorable.

This fourth installment is by far my fav and I can’t wait to read more. I have to know, no, I need to know.

As I have said for the other three books, I highly recommend this series. This is a hidden gem, you will not be disappointed.

Happy Reading

(by E.A. Walsh at http://dontjudgeread.blogspot.com/p/regina-shen-endurance.html)

Defiance Review

There’s way more going on in this book. Regina is still on the run, but now she must travel the waste land that once was earth to get to her sister. The mother appears again, as mysterious as always, so I’m still on the fence about her. I feel like she should be doing more for her daughters.

We get a deeper look into this world and the way that it ticks. There were some clues as to the menlessness (I’m pretty sure I just made that word up, but you know what I mean :b), but not enough for me to figure it out. As much as a world full of women is intriguing, I got to know what happened to the men and if there are any left. So many mysteries.

Oh why the cliff hanger? My heart is racing and I need to know what happens. I hate cliff changers, but lucky for me I have the fourth book that I can’t wait to get going.

As I have said before, take a change on this series, it’s a rich world full of action, mystery and darkness. It will have you and the edge of you seat and wanting more.

Happy Reading

(by E.A. Walsh at http://dontjudgeread.blogspot.com/p/defiance.html)

Vigilance Review

Regina Shen is pursued by the notorious Department of Antiquities for her unique DNA. She jumps the Barrier Wall into the Federation to find her kidnapped sister. Stuck on a heavily-guarded closed university campus, she must use her wits to escape and rescue her sister without letting either of two rival Antiquities inspectors capture her.
The second book in the Regina Shen series is even more exciting than the first! Regina has grown so much as a person. She’s strong-willed, independent, and pretty awesome. The lore behind the story was great too. I never knew what to expect while reading.

(by Mira at http://booksareforever.weebly.com/blog/book-review-regina-shen-vigilance)

Resilience 5* Review

I found this book to be a quick enjoyable read. The author created a unique take on the YA dystopian and climate change genres. The story centers around a young woman who is struggling to survive in a desperate world. She is considered inferior to the elite city dwellers. Regina and her fellow Marginals are forced to live outside the flood walls and live in the swamps. The author created characters I feel invested in and is quite talented at world building. The book finishes nicely without a huge cliffhanger, yet left me wanting to know more about these characters futures. I look forward to reading more by this author.

(by Karen Reese, Amazon reviewer)

Stroke

I’ve had to take a long break from writing and social media on account of Gary (my older brother) had two strokes in June and I’ve had to step in to help him. He lives 400 miles away, which has made this difficult and as a result, we are going to move him closer so we can better help him.

Unfortunately, this has meant moving Gary’s Medicare Advantage plan from one state to another, which has been quite a challenge. It has also meant too many hours in a car traveling up to visit him.

At this time, Gary is in rehab and making progress, but he’s frustrated with the slow pace of his progress. He’s wheelchair-bound at this time, but we’re hoping he will be able to get up and move around with a walker. Gary has always been so independent, never married, always kept himself physically fit. He is still strong, but the stroke has taken its toll. We remain hopeful with the right therapy.

In the meantime, Laura Fabiani at iRead Book Tours put on a fabulous book tour for my latest series, Regina Shen, and I was not able to participate as I had wanted to.

Lance

Regina Shen Book Tour & Giveaway

The IReadBookTour is in full swing until July 29. We have received quite a few great reviews, interviews, posts, and there is a giveaway as well.

Regina Shen book series (SM)

You can learn more at http://www.ireadbooktours.com/blog—current-tours/book-tour-regina-shen-endurance-book-4-by-lance-erlick-and-whole-series.

Until July 29, we will be discounting the first book in the Regina Shen series at 99 cents on Amazon.

Check out the many reviews and come join in the fun. Here is the revised tour schedule:

June 1 – Mystery Suspense Reviews  – book spotlight / guest post
June 2 – Book Reviews Nature Photos – review of Resilience / interview
June 2 – misty103@HubPages – review of Resilience / interview
June 2 – Haddie’s Haven – review of Resilience / guest post / giveaway
June 3 – New Horizon Reviews – review of Resilience / guest post
June 3 – XOXO Book Blog – book spotlight / interview / giveaway
June 3 – Bookishly Devoted – review of Resilience
June 6 – The Autistic Gamer – review of Resilience
June 6 – Life as Leels – review of Resilience
June 6 – Haddie’s Haven – review of Vigilance / giveaway
June 7 – Rambling Reviews – review of Resilience
June 7 – Cheryl’s Book Nook – review of Resilience / guest post / giveaway
June 8 – 3 Partners in Shopping – review of Resilience / giveaway
June 8 – Don’t Judge, Read – review of Resilience / interview / giveaway
June 9 – Don’t Judge, Read – review of Vigilance / giveaway
June 9 – Reviews by Martha’s Bookshelf – review of Resilience / giveaway
June 10 – Don’t Judge, Read – review of Defiance / giveaway
June 13 – The Autistic Gamer – review of Vigilance
June 13 – Writers and Authors – guest post / giveaway
June 13 – Don’t Judge, Read – review of Endurance / giveaway
June 14 – Vic’s Media Room – review of Resilience
June 15 – Vic’s Media Room – review of Vigilance
June 15 – Deal Sharing Aunt – book spotlight / giveaway
June 16 – Vic’s Media Room – review of Defiance
June 17 – Vic’s Media Room – review of Endurance
June 17 – New Horizon Reviews – review of Vigilance
June 17 – Zerina Blossom’s Books – book spotlight / interview / giveaway
June 20 – The Autistic Gamer – review of Defiance
June 20 – Cheryl’s Book Nook – review of Vigilance / giveaway
June 20 – Haddie’s Haven – review of Defiance / giveaway
June 20 – Book Reviews Nature Photos – review of Vigilance
June 20 – misty103@HubPages – review of Vigilance
June 21 – Rambling Reviews – spotlight of Vigilance
June 21 – misty103@HubPages – review of Defiance
June 22 – Life as Leels – review of Vigilance
June 22 – Library of Clean Reads – review of Resilience / giveaway (Laura, Host)
June 23 – Reviews by Martha’s Bookshelf – review of Vigilance / giveaway
June 23 – Bookishly Devoted – review of Vigilance
June 24 – Olio by Marilyn – review of Resilience / interview
June 24 – 3 Partners in Shopping – review of Vigilance / giveaway
June 26 – Writers and Authors – book spotlight / giveaway
June 27 – The Autistic Gamer – review of Endurance
June 27 – Tea and A Book – review of Vigilance
June 27 – Haddie’s Haven – review of Endurance / giveaway
June 28 – Rambling Reviews – spotlight of Defiance / giveaway
June 28 – Library of Clean Reads – review of Vigilance / giveaway (Laura, Tour Host)
June 29 – The Travelogue of a Book Addict – book spotlight /guest post / giveaway
June 29 – misty103@HubPages – review of Endurance
June 29 – alwaysjoart – review of Resilience / giveaway
June 30 – Book Reviews Nature Photos – review of Defiance
July 1 – Rambling Reviews – spotlight of Endurance
July 1 – Cheryl’s Book Nook – review of Defiance / giveaway
July 4 – Olio by Marilyn – review of Vigilance
July 5 – 3 Partners in Shopping – review of Defiance / giveaway
July 5 – A Mama’s Corner of the World – review of Resilience
July 6 – Pause for Tales – review of Resilience / guest post
July 6 – alwaysjoart – review of Vigilance / giveaway
July 6 – Library of Clean Reads – review of Defiance / giveaway (Laura, Host)
July 7 – Reviews by Martha’s Bookshelf – review of Defiance / giveaway
July 8 – Cheryl’s Book Nook – review of Endurance / giveaway
July 8 – New Horizon Reviews – review of Defiance
July 8 – Book Reviews Nature Photos – review of Endurance
July 11 – Life as Leels – review of Defiance
July 11 – 3 Partners in Shopping – review of Endurance / giveaway
July 12 – Olio by Marilyn – review of Defiance
July 12 – A Mama’s Corner of the World – review of Vigilance
July 13 – alwaysjoart – review of Defiance / giveaway
July 14 – Life as Leels – review of Endurance
July 14 – Library of Clean Reads – review of Endurance / giveaway
July 15 – Bound 4 Escape – review of Endurance / giveaway
July 18 – The Cheshire Cat’s Looking Glass – review of Resilience / giveaway
July 18 – Tea and A Book – review of Defiance
July 19 – Olio by Marilyn – review of Endurance
July 19 – A Mama’s Corner of the World – review of Defiance
July 20 – alwaysjoart – review of Endurance / giveaway
July 21 – Reviews by Martha’s Bookshelf – review of Endurance / guest post / giveaway
July 21 – The Cheshire Cat’s Looking Glass – review of Vigilance / giveaway
July 22 – New Horizon Reviews – review of Endurance
July 22 – Tea and A Book – review of Endurance
July 25 – JBronder Book Reviews – review of Resilience / guest post
July 25 – The Cheshire Cat’s Looking Glass – review of Defiance / giveaway
July 26 – JBronder Book Reviews – review of Vigilance
July 26 – A Mama’s Corner of the World – review of Endurance
July 26 – Singing Librarian Books – review of Resilience
July 27 – Singing Librarian Books – review of Vigilance
July 27 – JBronder Book Reviews – review of Defiance
July 28 – Singing Librarian Books – review of Defiance
July 28 – JBronder Book Reviews – review of Endurance
July 28 – Bookishly Devoted – review of Endurance
July 29 – Singing Librarian Books – review of Endurance
July 29 – The Cheshire Cat’s Looking Glass – review of Endurance / giveaway
TBD –      Coffee Books & Art – book spotlight / giveaway
TBD –      Tea and A Book – review of Resilience
TBD –      Bookishly Devoted – review of Defiance

Regina Shen Book Tour & Giveaway

We’re excited to announce a two-month virtual book tour hosted by IReadBookTours. You can learn more at http://www.ireadbooktours.com/blog—current-tours/book-tour-regina-shen-endurance-book-4-by-lance-erlick-and-whole-series.

There will be reviews, guest posts, interviews, and, of course, a tour giveaway. Check it out.

Regina Shen book series (SM)

Until June 3, 2016 we’ve discounted the first book in the Regina Shen series to 99 cents on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

Here is the tour schedule:

June 1 – Mystery Suspense Reviews  – book spotlight / guest post
June 1 – Coffee Books & Art – book spotlight / giveaway
June 2 – Book Reviews Nature Photos – review of Resilience / interview
June 2 – misty103@HubPages – review of Resilience / interview
June 2 – Haddie’s Haven – review of Resilience / guest post / giveaway
June 3 – New Horizon Reviews – review of Resilience / guest post
June 3 – XOXO Book Blog – book spotlight / interview / giveaway
June 3 – Bookishly Devoted – review of Resilience
June 6 – The Autistic Gamer – review of Resilience
June 6 – Life as Leels – review of Resilience
June 6 – Haddie’s Haven – review of Vigilance / giveaway
June 7 – Rambling Reviews – review of Resilience
June 7 – Cheryl’s Book Nook – review of Resilience / guest post / giveaway
June 8 – 3 Partners in Shopping – review of Resilience / giveaway
June 8 – Don’t Judge, Read – review of Resilience / interview / giveaway
June 8 – Haddie’s Haven – review of Defiance / giveaway
June 9 – Don’t Judge, Read – review of Vigilance / giveaway
June 9 – Reviews by Martha’s Bookshelf – review of Resilience / giveaway
June 9 – The Chronicles of an Abibliophobiac – review of Resilence / giveaway
June 10 – Don’t Judge, Read – review of Defiance / giveaway
June 10 – misty103@HubPages – review of Vigilance
June 10 – Haddie’s Haven – review of Endurance / giveaway
June 13 – Don’t Judge, Read – review of Endurance / giveaway
June 13 – The Autistic Gamer – review of Vigilance
June 13 – Writers and Authors – guest post / giveaway
June 14 – Vic’s Media Room – review of Resilience
June 14 – Tea and A Book – review of Resilience
June 15 – Vic’s Media Room – review of Vigilance
June 15 – Deal Sharing Aunt – book spotlight / giveaway
June 16 – Vic’s Media Room – review of Defiance
June 16 – Book Reviews Nature Photos – review of Vigilance
June 17 – Vic’s Media Room – review of Endurance
June 17 – New Horizon Reviews – review of Vigilance
June 17 – Zerina Blossom’s Books – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
June 20 – The Autistic Gamer – review of Defiance
June 20 – Cheryl’s Book Nook – review of Vigilance / giveaway
June 21 – Rambling Reviews – review of Vigilance
June 21 – misty103@HubPages – review of Defiance
June 22 – Life as Leels – review of Vigilance
June 22 – Library of Clean Reads – review of Resilience / giveaway
June 23 – Reviews by Martha’s Bookshelf – review of Vigilance / giveaway
June 23 – The Chronicles of an Abibliophobiac – review of Vigilance / giveaway
June 23 – Bookishly Devoted – review of Vigilance
June 24 – Olio by Marilyn – review of Resilience / interview
June 24 – 3 Partners in Shopping – review of Vigilance / giveaway
June 26 – Writers and Authors – book spotlight / giveaway
June 27 – The Autistic Gamer – review of Endurance
June 27 – Tea and A Book – review of Vigilance
June 28 – Rambling Reviews – review of Defiance
June 28 – Library of Clean Reads – review of Vigilance / giveaway
June 29 – The Travelogue of a Book Addict – book spotlight /guest post / giveaway
June 29 – misty103@HubPages – review of Endurance
June 29 – alwaysjoart – review of Resilience / giveaway
June 30 – Book Reviews Nature Photos – review of Defiance
June 30 – The Chronicles of an Abibliophobiac – review of Defiance / giveaway
July 1 – Rambling Reviews – review of Endurance
July 1 – Cheryl’s Book Nook – review of Defiance / giveaway
July 4 – Olio by Marilyn – review of Vigilance
July 4 – Library of Clean Reads – review of Defiance / giveaway
July 5 – Book Reviews Nature Photos – review of Endurance
July 5 – 3 Partners in Shopping – review of Defiance / giveaway
July 5 – A Mama’s Corner of the World – review of Resilience
July 5 – Bookishly Devoted – review of Defiance
July 6 – Pause for Tales – review of Resilience / guest post
July 6 – alwaysjoart – review of Vigilance / giveaway
July 7 – Reviews by Martha’s Bookshelf – review of Defiance / giveaway
July 7 – The Chronicles of an Abibliophobiac – review of Endurance / giveaway
July 8 – New Horizon Reviews – review of Defiance
July 8 – Cheryl’s Book Nook – review of Endurance / giveaway
July 11 – Life as Leels – review of Defiance
July 11 – 3 Partners in Shopping – review of Endurance / giveaway
July 12 – Olio by Marilyn – review of Defiance
July 12 – A Mama’s Corner of the World – review of Vigilance
July 13 – Pause for Tales – review of Vigilance
July 13 – alwaysjoart – review of Defiance / giveaway
July 14 – Life as Leels – review of Endurance
July 14 – Library of Clean Reads – review of Endurance / giveaway
July 15 – Bound 4 Escape – review of Endurance / giveaway
July 18 – The Cheshire Cat’s Looking Glass – review of Resilience / giveaway
July 18 – Tea and A Book – review of Defiance
July 19 – Olio by Marilyn – review of Endurance
July 19 – A Mama’s Corner of the World – review of Defiance
July 20 – Pause for Tales – review of Defiance
July 20 – alwaysjoart – review of Endurance / giveaway
July 21 – Reviews by Martha’s Bookshelf – review of Endurance / guest post / giveaway
July 21 – The Cheshire Cat’s Looking Glass – review of Vigilance / giveaway
July 22 – New Horizon Reviews – review of Endurance
July 22 – Tea and A Book – review of Endurance
July 25 – JBronder Book Reviews – review of Resilience / guest post
July 25 – The Cheshire Cat’s Looking Glass – review of Defiance / giveaway
July 26 – JBronder Book Reviews – review of Vigilance
July 26 – A Mama’s Corner of the World – review of Endurance
July 26 – Singing Librarian Books – review of Resilience
July 27 – Singing Librarian Books – review of Vigilance
July 27 – JBronder Book Reviews – review of Defiance
July 27 – Pause for Tales – review of Endurance
July 28 – Singing Librarian Books – review of Defiance
July 28 – JBronder Book Reviews – review of Endurance
July 28 – Bookishly Devoted – review of Endurance
July 29 – Singing Librarian Books – review of Endurance
July 29 – The Cheshire Cat’s Looking Glass – review of Endurance / giveaway

Regina Shen Book Promo

In anticipation of the upcoming release of the 4th book in the Regina Shen series (Endurance), we are having a 99c ebook promotion on the 1st book in the series (Resilience) until June 3, 2016. The book will be available at both Amazon and at Barnes & Noble.

Regina Shen Resilience

Book Blitz; Chance to Win Free Ebook

Sage is sponsoring a book blitz to celebrate the new covers for the Rebel series.

The Rebel Within The Rebel Trap Rebels Divided

You can check out the raffle for one free ebook copy of the short story collection at https://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/70954c79125/

SF Collection D3 Alt (Front) (SM)

Here are the sites for the book blitz:

Cross My Heart and Hope to Read – http://crossmyheartandhopetoread.blogspot.com/

my name is Sage – http://sageadderley.blogspot.com/search/label/Reading

Literary Lunes – http://www.literarylunespublications.com/

The Book Adventures of Emily – http://thebookadventuresofemily.blogspot.com/

Celtic Lady’s Book Reviews – http://www.celticladysreviews.blogspot.com

Indy Book Fairy – http://paranormalbookfairy.blogspot.com/2016/05/the-rebel-within-by-lance-erlick.html

Hogwash – http://hogwashthirteen.blogspot.com/search/label/mainline

Freda Hansburg – http://fredahansburg.weebly.com

Nya Reads – http://www.nyareads.com/

JBronder Book Reviews – http://jbronderbookreviews.com/

Books are love – hello-booklover.tumblr.com

Am kinda busy reading! – http://www.amkindabusy.com/

Lisa’s Louisiana Home – http://lisatjung.blogspot.com/

Reecaspieces – https://reecaspieces.com/

 

To support the blitz and celebrate the new covers, we are offering on Kindle only the first book in the series (The Rebel Within) for 99c over the weekend.

Lance