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Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Cubeball


Cubeball
by Michael Leon

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GENRE:  Sci-fi

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BLURB:

A naturally gifted ex-national champion and a savant with a computer-like mind compete against the world's best in the 22nd century's most popular sport - CUBEBALL - the chess-like, technology-enhanced, snooker of the future where the world stage is dominated by gambling, drugs and massive audiences.

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EXCERPT:


Jules’ gaze emboldened Mickey to reveal his special gift to her. He strode confidently to the cue-ball and lined up one of the most difficult shots in cubeball. Then with little thought, he cracked the cue-ball with a force that matched the passion he was feeling. The curve on the first line was more pronounced than the programmed line set by the computer.

 Mickey had struck the perfect shot. Sam and Riley sat staring at the console, mesmerised by what they had just seen and eager to re-capture its perfection on replay. Only champions could play this way and it was clear to all that Mickey was developing into one.

“Fucking incredible,” said Johnnie. His eyes were wide. Filled with awe for Mickey’s skills and expectation with how much he could earn from it.


Mickey didn’t hear his appreciative manager. He didn’t see the small tear that had formed in his kid sister’s admiring eye. His gaze remained on Jules. She brushed her hair back on to her shoulders before resting her slender hands on her hips. Her mouth was wide open, breathing in her excitement for what she had just seen. Then her eyes revealed that there was more to her feelings than that of an adoring fan. Her gaze began to fill with a stirring hunger. Fate was beginning to move into Mickey’s life like an evening moon tide.


AUTHOR Bio and Links:

I worked with national and international organisations as a business analyst in Australia and overseas. I authored many business books analysing the foodservice and food retail industry in Australia, Europe and Asia, as well as agribusiness global trends.  I also ran a consultancy business that assisted Australian enterprises to develop new markets in Australia and overseas.

I commenced writing science fiction novels full time in 2009. It was a life-long interest of mine. I have written five novels - all exploring contemporary social issues in future speculative worlds. They are: Shadow Dance; Extinction; Cubeball; Titan Sages and Alive. My novels blend speculative science, new age and poetry. Readers of novels such as Carl Sagan’s Contact would enjoy my novels.

Links: 

Blog: http://odyssey2k1.blogspot.com/
Goodreads:  https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5369984.Michael_Leon
Website: http://www.michaelleon.com.au/
iBooks:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/cubeball/id1050883428?mt=11

Buy link:

Amazon Kindle: http://www.amazon.com/Cubeball-Michael-Leon-ebook/dp/B016VTRID0
BookPOD: http://www.bookstore.bookpod.com.au/p/9074542/cubeball.html

The author is giving a randomly chosen winner via rafflecopter a $50 Amazon/BN.com gift card. Use the link below to enter.

a Rafflecopter giveaway


17 comments:

Michael Leon said...

Thank you Hopes Dreams Life Love for hosting me today and thanks to Goddess Fish! Wishing everyone good luck in the giveaway!

Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thanks for hosting!

Danielle Merkle said...

Great excerpt, thank you for the giveaway!

Kim said...

This sounds interesting. I can definitely sense how things could get out of hand.

Michael Leon said...

Hi Danielle! Thanks for your feedback and good luck with the giveaway!

Michael Leon said...

Hi Kim! Yes, we see the pressures on professional sport everywhere. Thanks for visiting and good luck with the giveaway!

Eva Millien said...

Sounds like a really good read, thanks for sharing it!

Michael Leon said...

Thanks thanks for your support, Eva! Good luck with the giveaway!

Mary Lowery said...

This sounds very good. Thank you for the giveaway!

Mary Lowery said...

This sounds very good. Thank you for the giveaway!

Michael Leon said...

Hi Mary! Thanks for your interest and good luck with the giveaway!

Victoria Alexander said...

I really love the cover, that alone makes me want to read this one :D

Michael Leon said...

Thanks, Victoria! I hope you enjoy the story as much as the cover!

Betty Woodrum said...

I enjoyed the excerpt, thank you for sharing and for the contest!

Michael Leon said...

It's been my pleasure, Betty! Best of luck with the giveaway!

Nikolina said...

Happy to be a part of this tour, thank you for sharing!

Michael Leon said...

Hi Nikolina! It's great having you on my tour! Good luck with the giveaway!