Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Aubrie's Alliance

Years ago, Aubrie Dionne and I were crit partners. While I didn't critique this one, it's the last in the series of others I read. Aubrie is one of the most prolific writers I know. She's published with Entangled and several other publishers. During her non-writing time she teaches flute and plays for the NH Philharmonic. (How cool is that?) 



Here's information about Alliance:




“Saving him meant saving her colony…”

Lyra Bryan has been saving people her whole life from a chick in the ventilation pipes to her mentally ill brother when his mind drifts back to Old Earth. She meets her match when she finds a gorgeous alien man aboard the arachnid ship. Captured after a failed attempt to save his people, his spirit is broken, craving only vengeance. To save her colony, Lyra must save his body and soul.

Lyra’s lifemate, Tauren, is jealous of her obsession with the alien man and will do anything in his power to break them apart. While they travel to the arachnid’s home world to defeat the mother brain once and for all, they must set aside their differences and work as a team. But, can Tauren be trusted?

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34 comments:

  1. Hi Teresa .. how fabulous you can follow along with Aubrie as she's published new books etc .. Alliance sounds interesting and I wonder if Tauren will betray Lyra ..

    And yes - to play/teach the flute in the first place, but with the NH Philarmonic - how very very cool!! Cheers to you both - Hilary

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    1. Hilary, I wonder as well. Unlike many of the times I've had Aubrie on my blog, I don't know the ending of this one!

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  2. It's so cool that you guys were critique partners! You are both two of my favorite blog/twitter friends. I see Aubrie's books everywhere and am steadily accumulating a list of them to read!

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    1. Julie, I learned so much from Aubrie. And I feel great pride knowing she went on to get an agent and publishing contracts... like maybe I helped in some small way.

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    2. Theresa,

      You helped in a BIG way! You have such great ideas and are a great support for me.

      Julie,

      Thanks for stopping by! I can't wait to see one of your books published someday.

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  3. Both Aubrie and her book sound awesome. Thanks for the book recommendation, Theresa. I'll go grab my Kindle now. :-)

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    1. Victoria,

      Thanks for stopping by and trying out my books! Woohoo!

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  4. I think Tauren in particular sounds interesting; it's a different kind of triangle, because it shows how complicated it can get when you feel pressured to choose between a boyfriend and a friend.

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    1. Neurotic Workaholic, I agree--it's an interesting triangle. I once had to choose between a boyfriend and a friend. I chose the friend. (There was no alien in sight.)

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    2. Yes, I wanted to create a different scenario in this book than in the previous two.

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  5. Aubrie is a sharp writer. Read her first Paradise and shared it with my students when they did a Hero unit. Would have been wonderful having Aubrie for a crit partner. Will pick up Book Two and Three soon.

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    1. Denise, Aubrie will be so happy to hear that. I enjoyed her first Paradise. I think I'm in the credits too! By the way, I enjoyed the story on your blog.

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    2. Denise,

      Thank you for sharing my book with your students! I hope it helped your hero unit.

      Theresa,

      Yes, you are in the credits!

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  6. Sounds interesting. (Too bad I didn't know about it sooner. It's my book tours week at Unicorn Bell, and a couple weeks back I was begging to fill the days.)

    Flute. Cool.

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  7. Concise yet interesting pitch. Congrats to Aubrie!

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  8. How lucky is that, having Aubrie as a crit partner. This book sounds really interesting. I will have to investigate. Thanks Theresa.

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  9. This was great! Loved finding out about Aubrie's book.

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    1. Deniz, funny I should wake up to a comment from you. I had a dream about you last night!

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  11. Did you really? Too funny! I hope it was a good dream!

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    1. In my dream, my daughter and I were watching you on a cooking show. You were stick skinny. I said, "I thought she was pregnant." The next second, you had normal pregnant stomach. I was trying to figure out how that happened. Then I woke up.

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    2. Aww, that's great Theresa! Neat too, because I only really started showing in the last week or so! :-)

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  12. Congrats to Aubrie! The book sounds great! How cool that you guys were critique partners!

    Enjoy the rest of your weekend! :)

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    1. Dawn, you enjoy the rest of your weekend too.

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  13. She sounds prolific and I hope to read her writing. Congrats to her.

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  14. I hope there's a reason for having the "N" facing backward in the title. Those kind of title gimmicks irritate me.

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    1. Michael, I have no idea. I'm sure Aubrie didn't have a say on how the cover was done. Maybe the publisher decided to do it because the backwards n symbolizes the uneasiness of the alliance?

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