Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Book Blast and Giveaway: Starseed by Liz Gruder


Author: Liz Gruder

ISBN: 978-1937178291

Publisher: WiDo Publishing

Published: February 2013


Kaila Guidry has always known she is different. When she meets Jordyn Stryker at school, she finds out just how different.

Jordyn was born and raised far from Earth, a starseed, one of six new students sent to Louisiana's Bush High to learn human ways.

But Jordyn didn't count on meeting someone like Kaila. When Kaila is pushed to her limit by high school bullying and cruelty, Jordyn awakens her to a new reality—and to love. But to prove herself, Kaila must look the other way as the real purposes of the starseeds unfold.

As the horrific plan behind the starseed visit to Earth moves inexorably forward, Kaila and Jordan, caught in an impossible love, must determine where their true loyalties lie.


"You know from the opening paragraph that something very strange is going on… We see Kaila try to live the life of a normal teen, and we see her "otherness" pull her back into an increasingly tangled web of questions, deceit, and hidden intentions. Liz really shines as a writer, lining the closets and drawers of everyday life with spine-chilling suspense that springs out at you when you least expect it. Starseed is an entertaining read. I highly recommend."

--Patricia B. Smith. Author “What the Animals Tell Me” and “Fifty Shades of Santa” (clean romance fiction)

"Liz Gruder’s characters come alive through youthful, spunky narrative, and her headstrong heroine, Kaila Guidry, elicits a reader’s encouragement from the first page. Fans of Amanda Hocking will find themselves similarly transported into Gruder’s exploration of the dark sides of faith, love, higher dimensions, and, of course, high school." --Jadie Jones, young-adult fantasy author


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Author Liz Gruder

As a youth, Liz Gruder saw a series of UFOs with her best friend while riding bikes. Ever since, she’s held a fascination for the stars. An avid reader, she used to hide under her covers and read with a flashlight. She has degrees in English and Psychology from Tulane University, a nursing license and a yoga certification. After going through Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans, Liz realized how short life is and is now slowly fulfilling her bucket list: she’s been to the Egyptian pyramids (totally awesome and thought provoking) and is now teaching yoga and writing speculative fiction. Starseed is her debut novel.

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  1. The story could be interesting after all if Jordyn has been sent here and know why, kayla is lost and ignorant of the reason she is different.... it could be really interesting to see why, how she came here, was she alone etc

    however.... when i look at the cover the boy's eyes are really putting me ill at ease..; i really don't like that

    1. I'm guessing that they are freaky because he's an alien. I'll be reviewing it soon. I'll let you know how interesting it is.:D

    2. I agree Miki. I was thinking the exact same thing about the story and the cover LOL

  2. +JMJ+

    Miki beat me to the comment about the eyes! LOL! They are really freaky, Brenda! =P But perhaps that's the point?

    I'm currently not a huge fan of alien books, but I've promised a friend to read some Edgar Rice Burroughs and Robert Heinlein in the next few weeks. So who knows? I might discover that I am one! =)

    1. ^^ if you want funny and sexy aliens i really love the kitty katt series by gini koch

    2. Enbrethiliel I've read a few alien books that I really enjoyed but usually they don't interest me as much as werewolves and vampires. There seems to be a lot of new alien books lately.

      Miki I've had that series on my tbr list for awhile but I haven't read it yet. I'm glad to know you like it so much! :-)

    3. i did a review of the first books if you want to get a more complete insight. i think, i remember right, that there is one i liked a little less but in a whole yes i do appreciate this series because of teh humour ^^

      ( and fighting a giant slug isn't something you see often) ^^ you will want one of their pets that's for sure^^

    4. I trust your opinion Miki. Like I said they were already on my list, to hear you like them so much just sealed the deal for me. :-)

    5. Miki, thanks for the suggestion. I'll have to check them out too. I'm wondering if it's the one I've been seeing at the bookstore, it looked interesting.

  3. I have this one on my wishlist! It sounds really interesting.

    1. I'm glad you're interested in this one too. As I told Miki, I'll be reviewing it soon. :-)

  4. I really do like some of the alien based romances that I have read. LOVE Laurann Dohner's Zorn Warriors and Cyborg Seductions series. I've read a few other stories over the past couple of years that were really good as well... just can't pull them out of my memory right now LOL

    The story sounds interesting, but that cover creeps me out. Their eyes! LOL

    1. I think their eyes were meant to be eye catching! lol!

    2. Well, to me the boys looks kind of animalistic and the girl reminds me of a doll. ;D But, I'm sure you are right.

    3. lol! I thought the same thing Josette.