5* Review Vigilance

Regina Shen Vigilance

Regina is such a strong character that I initially thought she was going to have more trouble fitting in at the University. But thankfully she has some professors helping keep her out of the line of those looking for her. But besides seeing how Regina has grown and how she is better prepared for this fight was seeing how the Federation is run. Here Regina is told all of these stories and everyone thinks that it would be better than stuck in the swamp. But the inside is not any better than where Regina came from.

I love how this series is progressing. I really cheered for Regina and hoped that she rescued Colleen even though everything was stacked against her. I am definitely excited to start reading Defiance.

(https://jbronderbookreviews.com/2016/07/26/vigilance/)

5* Review Resilience

Regina Shen Resilience

Think Hunger Games. Think in the future (way future) and battle for survival. The rich survive while the poor fight for their lives to be… well, the last one standing.

Let me set the scene…

The inner circle is surrounded by a giant wall. Have you ever watched the Avatar cartoon? The “big city” is surrounded by this giant wall to keep the outside world out, separate from the inside world. That’s what we have here.

On the inside is the “worthy”. BUT, they are all women. No men. The world is run by women. “Grand Old Dames” to be exact. Hundreds of years old Grand Old Dames because technology.

On the outside is “swamp” with the residents being called “swamp rats”. Again, no men. All women. (Men no longer exist, sorry guys!)

Resilience essentially follows Regina going through a severe thunderstorm that floods the entire swamp, losing her family and everyone else they knew.

While trying to survive the swamp and all that comes with it, the flooding, and losing everything (family, home and belongings) she now must remain out of the reach of the Antiquities from the “inner city” who want her unique DNA for breeding.

I thoroughly enjoyed following Regina’s adventures and escapes as well as her creativity. I look forward to reading the next books in the series to see what happens to her along the way!

(by Lela at http://lifeasleels.com/regina-shen-resilience-book-1/)

Interview–Regina Shen 2

Do you have a specific writing style?

My writing style varies from story to story. Of my published stories, Rebels Divided was the first written. I did extensive notes on world building, some sixty thousand words. I also heavily outlined because I had two storylines I needed to have come together and I wanted to make sure they worked before I wrote. Rebels Divided is now the third book in the Rebel series. I next wrote The Rebel Within, or should I say Annabelle dictated it to me, often in the middle of the night. She had a story to tell and I was the vehicle. It helped that I’d already fleshed out the world. I did virtually no outline, but from the beginning I knew how her story started, what her major hurdles would be and how it would end. The Regina Shen series began pretty much like The Rebel Within, driven by a strong character, a beginning, hurdles, and an end. The first story in the new series was the novelette (Regina Shen: Into the Storm). Like Annabelle, Regina wouldn’t leave me alone until I continued her story. Unlike the Rebel series, each book of which was written as a standalone novel, the Regina Shen novels were written from the beginning as a series. What I found after writing the first book and launching into the second, was that the more of the second I wrote, the more I had to go back and change the first. Thus, I waited until I’d completed all three books in the Regina Shen series before seeking publication.

Interview–Regina Shen 1

How much of the Regina Shen series is realistic?

While I hope we can avoid the calamity of rising seas and economic collapse, there are those who would suppress knowledge of the past and knowledge they don’t approve of to suit their aims. We may not have an official caste system, but at times in our history moving up from our birth station has been difficult for many. The places in the story match names on our maps, but after four hundred years have changed in ways to be unrecognizable. In addition, I’ve taken a few liberties for the sake of creating an interesting story. Thus, I believe the conflicts, emotions, and struggles are real, yet this is a futuristic, some might say fantasy type world.

Endurance Review

Regina Shen is an outcast in her futuristic society.  She lives in a time where everything we know is gone.  She is once again caught between the people who run the government.  This time it is the Department of Antiques and the political turmoil over who will become the next World Premier.  She is also still trying to find enough treasures to sell in order to buy her sister’s freedom.  This journey is not an easy one and it will push Regina to her limits.  Will she be able to endure such trials?

This book in the series is the best of the entire series. Regina has really grown as the character who has become a very strong female protagonist.  This book has so many twists and turns that it will keep the reader at the edge of their chairs.  The author knows how to draw the audience into this world.  This book was a wonderful way to end this series.  This book I give five out of five stars.

This series is one I would recommend to those who love the “rebuilding of a society after this one has collapse” genre.  Lance Erlick is a wonderful writer.  The reader can tell his joy of writing just by reading this series.  It is amazing to see how Regina has grown throughout these books. This character will be missed.

(by Catherine Carrington at http://bookreviewsandwallpapers.blogspot.com/)

Defiance Review

Join Regina Shen as the exiting, great, daring, and dangerous adventure continues in book three of the Regina Shen Series, Defiance.  Regina is still on the run and continues to elude capture from the patrol-women who want her for her DNA in hopes to reverse a worldwide fertility catastrophe, as they think Regina’s genes are the key to saving the world.  Having previously taken and tested Regina’s sister, Colleen, but found her DNA lacking, the patrol-women now want Regina more than ever.  But Regina perseveres and comes up with a plan to barter for her own freedom and that of Colleen as well.  But this plan leads Regina on a dangerous and thrilling journey not only across the Alaskan wilderness, but a personal journey to also discover herself, as Mo-Mere previously instructed and suggested.  I would recommend this novel to teens that enjoy science fiction and dystopian fiction.

(by Sydney Anderson at http://www.singinglibrarianbooks.com/teens/defiance-regina-shen-3-by-lance-erlick-book-tour-review-author-interview-giveaway)

New Release Tour

We’re excited to announce a virtual book tour hosted by IReadBookTours for the newly released science fiction thriller Xenogeneic: First Contact. You can learn more at

http://www.ireadbooktours.com/blog—current-tours/book-tour-xenogeneic-first-contact-by-lance-erlick

Xenogeneic: First Contact

Xenogeneic: First Contact

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

Here is the tour schedule:

March 13 – Library of Clean Reads – review / giveaway
March 14 – Books, Dreams, Life – book spotlight / author interview
March 15 – Rainy Day Reviews – review / giveaway
March 16 – A Mama’s Corner of the World – review / giveaway
March 17 – Olio by Marilyn – review
March 17 – Book Crazy Scrapbook Mama – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
March 20 – Outset – book spotlight / author interview
March 21 – Leels Loves Books – review
March 22 – 3 Partners in Shopping Nana, Mommy + Sissy, Too! – review
March 23 – T’s Stuff – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
March 27 – Stormy Nights Reviewing & Bloggin’ – book spotlight
March 28 – Haddie’s Haven – review / giveaway
March 29 – fuonlyknew – review / author interview / giveaway
March 29 – Thoughts on Books – review / giveaway
March 30 – Reviews by Martha’a Bookshelf – review / guest post / giveaway
March 31 – The Silver Dagger Scriptorium – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
March 31 – Deal Sharing Aunt – review / giveaway
April 3      – Mommy’s Gone Shopping Again – review / guest post
April 4      – Rockin’ Book Reviews – review / giveaway
April 5      – JBronder Book Reviews – review / guest post
April 6      – Books for Books – review
April 7      – Elsie’s Audiobook Digest – review

 

Thanks,

Lance Erlick

Author of science fiction thrillers: the Regina Shen series, the Rebel series, and Xenogeneic: First Contact.

http://www.LanceErlick.com

http://www.twitter.com/lanceerlick

https://www.facebook.com/AuthorLanceErlick

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/33758055-xenogeneic

 

LINKS to XENOGENEIC: FIRST CONTACT

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01N5Y82JY

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/xenogeneic-lance-erlick/1125726223?ean=2940154001462

https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/xenogeneic-first-contact

https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/xenogeneic-first-contact/id1204050039?mt=11

Vigilance Review

At the beginning of the book we discover that 2 years have passed between this book and Resilience.  Regina is now 17.  She continues her journey with constant challenges and meets new allies along the way.

Her character continues to evolve and become more complex without losing what makes Regina special in this new world.

Since reading the first book and finding the fertility technology very interesting and learning more in this book I did a little research of my own.  I found out they are doing this stuff now, which is really quite interesting.

The description of the GODs continues to intrigue me, yet make me cringe at the same time.  I’m not sure I’d want to live 300+ years, would you?

In this book you will find answers to some questions from the first book such as: Why Mo-Mere and Regina’s mom Zola, were kicked out of the federation.  We also find out a bit about Zola Shen’s life on the other side including friends and family.

The ending leaves you with a nice conclusion, yet wondering about the next steps in her journey.  Great job Lance!

(on http://cheshirecatlookingglass.com/take-regina-shen-vigilance/)

5* Resilience Review

I knew instantly that this was going to be a favorite series of mine. I loved Regina straight from the get go, and the plot was seriously made for me. This covers many buzzwords for me, a few being DNA, environmental collapse, climate change.

Regina was such an awesome character. I felt that she portrayed so much that many authors like to hide about characters, the human side. She was a young teenager, living in a tough time, and she rose to the challenge, but at times you could still see that 15 year old shining through. And I loved that aspect. It’s nice, and it brings the story to a grounded level, one that as a reader I can connect with.

The plot of this book was perfect. It has Regina on the run from a Department of Antiquities officer due to Regina’s special DNA. This entire part of the book had me completely enthralled, and I can’t wait to find out more. It’s a storyline that, personally, I haven’t seen done. And done this well. Lance Erlick really knows how to keep the story moving, but at the same time giving the reader enough information that they aren’t fumbling along.

This book takes the much used dystopian trope and gives it a new set of wings. I think Lance Erlick did a fantastic job spinning a unique tale, and one that I can’t wait to continue one with. I am so glad I have book two waiting and ready to be started!

(by Kari at http://bookishlydevoted.blogspot.com/)

Xenogeneic: First Contact

After many family distractions including helping my brother after he had a stroke and helping my mother to move to the Chicago area, we are finally launching a new science fiction novel (Xenogeneic: First Contact). It is due out March 8 and is available for pre-order on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and elsewhere (see below) at a pre-order discount until March 8, 2017.

Xenogeneic: First Contact

Xenogeneic: First Contact

SUMMARY OF XENOGENEIC: FIRST CONTACT

Xenogeneic is a science fiction thriller about first contact with an alien race that lost their civil war and wants to take over Earth.

Dr. Elena Pyetrov’s father vanished in space 18 years ago while searching for extraterrestrial life. As an aerospace engineer, Elena travels into space to search for answers and to continue his work. Her ship is pulled off course and crashes.

The alien Knoonk lost their civil war in a distant star system and fled to Earth’s neighborhood to hide and regroup. They seek a new home—Earth. Unable to live in Earth’s toxic environment, the aliens kidnap and use humans to genetically modify their species to adapt.

Surviving the crash, Elena and her shipmates are transported to a closed cave system where the Knoonk monitor and control everything. Elena tries to make a connection with her hosts and find ways to work together, but Knoonk leaders rebuff her and force the humans to submit as slaves. The aliens use illusions, distractions, and social experiments to learn from their hostages and keep them off balance. Resistance by captive humans brings swift punishment to break the human spirit.

While Elena continues to look for ways to cooperate with the Knoonk, the aliens want to capture Earth for their species. With time running out, Elena must dig deep to uncover the alien plan and find a way to stop them before the human race faces enslavement and extinction.

LINKS to XENOGENEIC: FIRST CONTACT

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01N5Y82JY

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/xenogeneic-lance-erlick/1125726223?ean=2940154001462

https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/xenogeneic-first-contact

https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/xenogeneic-first-contact/id1204050039?mt=11

If you read and enjoy this story, we would greatly appreciate if you could take a few moments to provide star ratings and brief comments on Amazon and/or Goodreads (links below). This will help other potential readers to find Xenogeneic: First Contact.

If you know of anyone who might be interested, please pass this along.

Thanks,

Lance Erlick

Author of science fiction thrillers: the Regina Shen series, the Rebel series, and Xenogeneic: First Contact.

http://www.LanceErlick.com

http://www.twitter.com/lanceerlick

https://www.facebook.com/AuthorLanceErlick

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/33758055-xenogeneic

 

LINKS to XENOGENEIC: FIRST CONTACT

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01N5Y82JY

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/xenogeneic-lance-erlick/1125726223?ean=2940154001462

https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/xenogeneic-first-contact

https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/xenogeneic-first-contact/id1204050039?mt=11

Defiance Review

Erlick draws readers into Regina’s world. I loved the author’s setting creation in the first book–and really felt that Erlick’s descriptive talents drew readers into this third book as well. I felt comfortable with Regina’s environment again and could feel her surroundings through the author’s words.

Defiance continues the series’ action-packed pace. In spite of the changes to setting and the addition (and return) of characters–Erlick offers a lot of detail without slowing the fast-paced action that readers have come to expect from the series. Readers are moved ahead in time a bit at the start–but, won’t feel that they have missed anything vital to Regina’s story.

Would I recommend Defiance by Lance Erlick? I think this book is my favorite of the series so far. I love the author’s writing style and the flow of Regina’s story. This book ends with a cliffhanger to push readers on toward the final book. The author has created a very well-done series to keep readers on board for the entire set!

(by Angela Thompson at http://www.amamascorneroftheworld.com/2016/07/book-review-defiance-book-3-of-regina.html)

Vigilance Review

What makes this series so good are the well-developed characters and the world-building. This continues in the second book as we get deeper into the story.

Vigilance is the second book in the Regina Shen series and I found it just as thrilling as the first book.

What makes this series so good are the well-developed characters and the world-building. This continues in the second book as we get deeper into the story. Regina, who lives in the swampy islands outside The Wall with the outcasts of their only-female society has been training for the last two years to manage the huge feat of crossing this impossible barrier wall and then infiltrating the University as a student.

She manages it but her intelligence and free-thinking gets her into trouble. It also makes her see just how much The World Federation bullies their society into submission and conformity, and Regina goes against the grain. She discovers other free-thinkers and manages to find her sister, evade capture, and decide that she must use her skills and life to change things.

Once again, Regina uses her wits and this time, unbeknown to her, she is up against two rivals who are using her as a pawn in their own game for power and greed. New characters are introduced and Regina goes through many trials. She experiences tragedy, makes new friends and discovers her worth in view of what she can do to bring about possible change.

Because the world in this novel is an all-female society there were instances where two of the characters showed a love attachment to another female. It was subtle however. The author has not portrayed the society as a lesbian one so I have been comfortable up to now reading this series and hope that this aspect does not become a major theme in the series.

I look forward to digging into Defiance Book 3 in the series to see how Regina keeps growing as a character and as a leader for change in her broken society. If you like well-written dystopian novels don’t miss this series. It will not disappoint!

(by Laura Fabiani at http://www.libraryofcleanreads.com/2016/06/regina-shen-vigilance-book-2-by-lance.html