5* Review Xenogeneic

To be honest, I am not a book-reader. However, when I won ‘Xenogeneic: First Contact’ in a goodreads giveaway, I decided to give this one a shot. And guess what, I was hooked to it in an instant. Story is captivating from start and stays interesting throughout till end. I felt an instant connection to characters and could relate to their emotions as story progressed. It’s Sci-fi but not one of those where you struggle to understand story because of complications. Author paints a picture of interaction between Aliens and humans in a very simple yet descriptive way. I am hooked to reading now!!

(Narendra)

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5* Review Xenogeneic

I am thoroughly surprised at how enjoyable this book was for me. Don’t get me wrong. I enjoy a great Sci-Fi. Sometimes I have a hard time getting into them and I stop for a break. It never has anything to do with book or author, writing or whatnot. That is all on my and personal preference.

Xenogeneic: First Contact has strong female characters, both lead and villain-ish characters, and a very determined, handsome, shuttle captain. Yes. Marc’s determination must be acknowledged.

Elena’s character is admirable. She is on a strange planet; she has just reunited with her father, who has been supposed dad for last eighteen years, and learns that she has a younger sister. Elena’s father tries to warn her about “evil K”, which is where he breathes his last.

I must admit that I got so frustrated with plot because it just felt like Elena, Marc and rest of crew, were going in circles trying to find a way to either get off this foreign planet, or defy their host, Knoonk. However, once I got over that hurtle, my stress level went back down to 0 and I kept reading. I liked ending. What I’m worrying about is if there will be another book. If there is, this is going to be a great series. If not, it’s still a great book.

It’s technically an adult fiction, but I must say that everything was kept to a bare minimal. Most scenarios were kept behind closed doors, language was hardly there. It was great.

(Hadassah Harper)

4* Review Xenogeneic

Dr. Elena Pyetrov is a brilliant aerospace engineer with one goal in mind, travelling to space to finish dream her father had failed fulfilling 18 years ago. She is going to make if further than he did and finally prove that there is life beyond Earth. After working against government red tape and a few naysayers, she successfully convinces them that her mission is worthy of support but when day finally comes an unexpected event happens. mission goes terribly wrong and Elena’s ship is pulled off course crashing onto another planet. Elena and her crew quickly find out that their crash was orchestrated by an alien species that has kidnapped them and a number of other humans for a specific purpose. Elena will have to do everything in her power to lead humans and protect them while trying to figure out what exactly their captors have in store for them, humanity and with Earth.

The storyline is packed full of tons of twists and turns that keep reader engaged in characters and plot. There is a great deal going on from inner fighting between factions of Knoonk (the aliens) to inner fighting between human clans and interpersonal relationships between Marc, Elena and her sister. There is never a dull moment even when moments in storyline are meant to be dull. I do wish there had been more detailed background focus on Knoonk concerning what exactly happened within their civil war to cause factions and why they made choices they made concerning their religion, gender and so on.

Xenogenic is a great sci-fi story with a host of strong female characters leading charge on both sides of conflict. descriptive writing paints a detailed picture that doesn’t overwhelm sci-fi plot but adds to visuals and flow of story. Overall it’s a great book with potential to carry on as series that delves deeper into continuation of Elena and her sister’s life on Earth.

(Joy Remson-Johnson)

4* Review Xenogeneic

I chose to read this book after receiving a free e-copy from author. All opinions in this review are my own and completely unbiased. I was excited to read this book because I’d read Regina Shen series by Lance Erlick and I like his writing.

Xenogeneic is science fiction with many twists. Dr. Elena Pyetrov wants to continue her father’s work in space. Her space ship doesn’t even make it to base on moon when it is taken off course and crashes. Even though all of people on board should have died, most of them find themselves in a network of caves. They learn that their captors are Knoonk and they want to take over Earth for their species to live on.

Lance Erlick’s writing flows well and his descriptions are great. He has ability to make you feel like you’re actually there. In Xenogeneic, there are is continuous change for characters and many twists. What a ride!

All of characters, even Knoonk, carry baggage which affects how they deal with situation. One of Knoonk hates humans so she treats them horribly. Others aren’t so abusive, at least not one on one. Elena is driven, strong, and independent which makes her a born leader. Her ex-fiance is also a born leader but his type of leadership doesn’t work here.

I definitely recommend Xenogeneic. In fact, you may have trouble putting it down once you start reading it.

(Dawn)

Book Review: Xenogeneic First Contact by Lance Erlick

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

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