SECTOR C Series ~ Giveaway

The Chosen (SECTOR C Series Book 1) by Nina Soden
Genre: Urban Fantasy

Set in a futuristic dystopian where society is governed by a council of vampires and lycanthropes, selection students are sheltered and raised in a deceptively utopian world. Strict rules are imposed to control population growth, education, and even personal interactions with other members of the Sector, all in the name of safety. When ‘A’ comes of age, she like all youth throughout Sector C and her selection classmates aren’t sent out into the world to find jobs, make money and lead happy carefree lives. They are forced to endure the rigorous physical and mental testing of Selection Week before choosing their destiny or being forced into a fate far worse. Those that make it out alive are announced as sector residence, given a position within the society, and allotted all the privileges of their chosen “culture.” However, when your only choices are vampirism, lycanthropy, breeder, blood donor, or banishment to the Wastelands, what choice do you really have? Suspenseful, intense, passionate, and awash in paranormal delights, Sector C captures the enchantment and mysteries of the supernatural world and the power of friendship.

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The Hunted (SECTOR C Series Book 2) by Nina Soden
Genre: Urban Fantasy

In the future, most of the world is governed by a council of vampires and lycanthropes. Sector residents are offered the freedom to live as they desire provided they stay and abide by the laws handed down. After being jolted awake by the blaring screech of the sector alarm, Zelina is dragged from her bed, gagged, and tied to a chair. Confronted with the brutal murder of one of her former classmates, she realizes that all eyes are on her as the primary suspect. Whether she was involved or not doesn’t matter. In the eyes of most sector residents, and most Council Members, Zelina is already a pariah—feared for the powers she will certainly come to possess. For she is the first human known to have both vampire and lycanthrope blood flowing through her veins. Zelina will find herself on a gripping adventure that will take her beyond the borders she’s known all her life in an attempt to save those she loves—and herself from becoming The Hunted.

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The Bridge (SECTOR C Series Book 3) by Nina Soden
Genre: Urban Fantasy

Change is happening all around Zelina and with it a prophesy is revealed. Is Zelina the key to unlocking a new way of existing on earth? What will she do when she discovers the true monsters of Sector C – the darkness that feeds off of the fear and the unknowing. Will she be able to suspend her own disbelief about what is possible and secure a new future? With the help of Merick, a motley crew of defectors, and a host of unexpected allies, Zelina bridges space and time in an attempt to bring forth a new future for all sentient beings. Join Zelina, Merick, and the others as they discover the power of the prophesy and their parts in setting their stagnant world free.

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I have always been creative, be it art, theatre, film – anything but singing – you don’t want to hear that! I earned her bachelor’s degree in Theatre and Military Science from EMU where I spent most of my time either on stage, rappelling down buildings, or working one of three jobs. After college, I moved to Los Angeles, like so many other want-to-be actors, in pursuit of my dreams. I worked to pay the bills… but my love was acting and I was actually somewhat successful, mostly in commercials and independent films and I had a great time doing it.

In 2008, after some major life changes, I self-published her first book PRIVATE WORDS UNSPOKEN, a compilation of poetry. Since then, my dreams have gotten bigger and I would like to think my storytelling ability has gotten better. I have done everything from secretarial work to business development to being the Director of a private preschool. I have fired an M16, jumped out of a C130, and given birth – TWICE – but I always return to my art.

Though I’ll forever be a Michigan girl at heart, I now live in the South with my husband and two beautiful children. If I’m not working on my latest story, you can find me lounging with a good book, playing with my kids, or indulging in my unhealthy addiction to Starbucks coffee.

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The SECTOR C Series by Nina Soden
I’m so excited to be participating in the Silver Dagger Blog Tour featuring my SECTOR C Series.

CHECK OUT THE OTHER STOPS ON THE TOUR BELOW:

Apr 1 – kickoff at Silver Dagger Book Tours | Book-Lover

Apr 2Java John Z’s   | All Things Dark & Dirty    

Apr 3Nicolie-Olie’s Meanderings | A Pinch of Bookdust

Apr 4Twisted Book Ramblings

Apr 6Authors From Everywhere

Apr 7Zolablue | Craving Lovely Books

Apr 8Rabid Readers Book Blog | Insane Books

Apr 9Bedazzled By Books  | The Book Dragon

Apr 10#BRVL Book Review Virginia Lee  | Word Processor, Romance, Cats, Kids and Creed

Apr 11Readeropolis  – GUEST POST

Apr 13Literary Gold  | The Bookshelf Fairy

Apr 14Hurn Publications | Maiden of the Pages

Apr 15Luv Saving Money | Teatime and Books    

Apr 16Books a Plenty Book Reviews | Girl with Pen  

Apr 17Taryn Jameson | Scrupulous Dreams

Apr 18FUONLYKNEW | Anna del C. Dye official page

Apr 19A Wonderful World of Words  

Apr 20Books, Authors, Blogs | Momma Says: To Read or Not to Read

Apr 21Book Corner News and Reviews   | Sylv.net

Apr 22I Smell Sheep   – GUEST POST | Musings From An Addicted Reader  

Apr 23The Sexy Nerd ‘Revue’  | Inside the Insanity – GUEST POST

Apr 24Pen Possessed  | T’s Stuff  

Apr 25The Avid Reader – REVIEW

Apr 26Nina Soden #TheRedheadedAuthor

Apr 27Stormy Nights Reviewing & Bloggin’  | Midnight Book Reader

Apr 28BookNook2020 | nanasbookreviews

Apr 29Books all things paranormal and romance | Dragon’s Den

Apr 30JeanzBookReadNReview | Sapphyria’s Book Reviews  

May 1Valerie Ullmer | Romance Author | eBook Addicts


ASK THE AUTHOR

Since I’m participating in my own series blog tour, I thought it might be fun to have a Q&A. So, if you have any questions for me about the books, my writing style, or just being an author, let me know in the comments below. I’d love to start a dialogue.


Please Support my Thunderclap Campaign!

Books 1 and 2

As an author, with 5 published YA novels, the hardest thing I have found is to ask for help when it comes to marketing myself and my books. I know that it is vital to an author’s success to be seen by as many readers as possible. So, I am stepping out of my comfort zone and asking for your help.

Please support my Sector C Series Thunderclap campaign and help me spread the word by following the link below and clicking on support with Twitter/Facebook, and/or Tumblr. It only takes a few seconds, but it will mean so much to me. Thank you in advance.

http://thndr.me/Y5G99u

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You will be asked to support on either Twitter, Facebook, or Tumblr. You can select one or even all social media sites. The more you select the better. 🙂

Don’t worry, Thunderclap does not keep your personal information. You will be giving Thunderclap access to post the following:

 “Nina Soden’s new Paranormal dystopian series, SECTOR C, can be yours today. Please spread the word #NinaSodenBooks http://thndr.me/Uz0cVL

…on your social media site(s) ONLY ONCE, on the day of the campaign (March 30th).

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When your only choices are vampirism, lycanthropy, breeder, blood donor, or banishment to the Wastelands, what choice do you really have?

Set in a futuristic dystopian where society is governed by a council of vampires and lycanthropes, selection students are sheltered and raised in a deceptively utopian world. Strict rules are imposed to control population growth, education, and even personal interactions with other members of the Sector, all in the name of safety.

When ‘A’ comes of age she, like all youth throughout Sector C, and her selection classmates aren’t sent out into the world to find jobs, make money and lead happy carefree lives. They are forced to endure the rigorous physical and mental testing of Selection Week before choosing their destiny or being forced into a fate far worse. Those that make it out alive are announced as sector residence, given a position within the society, and allotted all the privileges of their chosen “culture.” However, when your only choices are vampirism, lycanthropy, breeder, blood donor, or banishment to the Wastelands, what choice do you really have?

Suspenseful, intense, passionate, and awash in paranormal delights, Sector C captures the enchantment and mysteries.

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Please help me make this launch a huge success by participating in this social media blitz through Thunderclap!

Thank you in advance for your help and your support. 

Happy Reading 🙂

 

 

 

The Hunted (SECTOR C #2) – Book Tour Schedule

 Sector C The Hunted - Front Cover

I am so excited to share my newest novel The Hunted (SECTOR C #2) with everyone. Below is my scheduled book tour events. I hope to add more dates as we get closer to the release on October 31st.

September 18th Cover Reveal

September 21st – Book Release Announcement

September 23rdAuthor Interview

October 14th – EvilCheezProductions Author Interview

October 15th – Book Announcement

October 19th – Private Author Appearance – Local Elementary School

October 23rd – Vampire.com Article

October 23rd – Author Appearance at the Rocket City Nerd Con 4:00 pm-9:00 pm

October 24th – Author Appearance at the Rocket City Nerd Con 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

October 25th – Author Appearance at the Rocket City Nerd Con 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

October 30th – Author Interview on Legalthrillernovels.com

October 30th – Author Interview on Kennetheade.wordpress.com

October 30th – Author Interview

October 31st – RELEASE DATE

Thank you to all my readers and those to come.

 Sector C The Chosen - Front Cover  Sector C The Hunted - Front Cover

Do you use Grammarly? Here are my thoughts!

I was recently asked to give Grammarly a try.

“What’s Grammarly?” I asked.

THE ANSWER AMAZED ME!

Their website www.grammarly.com says that Grammarly is “the world’s most accurate grammar checker.” I decided that I should be the judge of that myself. The program allows you to either download or cut and paste your text into their online platform. Once the text is in the program, it scans for over 250 points of grammar. Now, I’m not going to list them all but some of the things it looks for are:

Contextual Spelling
Grammar
Punctuation
Sentence Structure
Style
Plagiarism

My Test Drive:

In order to test out “the world’s most accurate grammar checker” I decided to cut and paste, into their online platform, the latest chapter of the novel I’m writing:

The Hunted

(COMING SOON)

Just a little plug for me 🙂

WOW – OMG – SO COOL!!!

The program proceeded to mark grammar issues, words that were miss used, spelling errors, and even overused words – things that Microsoft Word doesn’t find. Things that I am sure my editor will love for me to have fixed before sending her my manuscript. Already, after only five minutes with the program, I was sold.

But wait, there’s more!

There is a FREE version!!!

Nope, that’s not all…

If you upgrade to the premium version, you can also download Grammarly to your computer and activate it in Microsoft Word. That means you don’t have to upload your manuscript to the internet or cut and paste it into the online platform. This made me feel so much safer. So, I gave it a shot.

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Once the download was complete, I opened up my current work in progress. The 176-page document (34,632 words) only took a matter of minutes to be processed. When it was done, Grammarly had marked all of the “errors”. From the use of passive voice, squinting modifiers,  incorrect use of commas, and so much more. No, I don’t like my “errors” to be thrown in my face, but trust me I am glad that there is a tool that will allow me to catch them now – before I send the completed document to the editor. PLUS – I can now use Grammarly as I type instead of going back and trying to catch the errors after the first draft is already completed.

Grammarly

Here’s a little more information

Grammarly’s free version checks for the most frequently made writing mistakes.

  • 100 points of grammar
  • Contextual spellchecker
  • Punctuation checks
  • Works anywhere on the web. (Use the editor at Grammarly.com or use the free Chrome add-on)

Grammarly Premium eliminates both basic and advanced errors.

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  • 250+ points of grammar
  • Sentence structure
  • Style checks
  • Vocabulary enhancement
  • Plagiarism detection
  • Document type checker (business, academic, etc.)
  • Windows Microsoft Office add-in

My recommendation…

If you are a writer – GET Grammarly NOW!

Still not convinced? Check out the screenshots below to see more things you can do with Grammarly!

Use Grammarly to help edit your emails to ensure the quality of writing.
Use Grammarly to help edit your emails to ensure the quality of writing.
Choose your document type.
Choose your document type.
Choose what types of errors you want Grammarly to find.
Choose what types of errors you want Grammarly to find.

What are your thoughts? If you’ve used Grammarly or another program like it, please share your thoughts by commenting below.