Not going to lie, I’m sad to be on the final week of this giveaway! I’ve had such a great time surrounded by great books, anti-heroes, and amazing worlds! Plus getting to know all of you, dear readers! This is the final week and it’s another two-fer, “Necrotech” and a signed copy of “Trans Liberty Riot Brigade”!
Week Nine: “Necrotech” by K.C. Alexander
Summary: Street thug Riko has some serious issues — memories wiped, reputation tanked, girlfriend turned into a tech-fueled zombie. And the only people who can help are the mercenaries who think she screwed them over.
In an apathetic society devoid of ethics or regulation, where fusing tech and flesh can mean a killing edge or a killer conversion, a massive conspiracy is unfolding that will alter the course of the human condition forever. With corporate meatheads on her ass and a necro-tech blight between her and salvation, Riko is going to have to fight meaner, work smarter, and push harder than she’s ever had to. And that’s just to make it through the day.
File Under: Science Fiction [ Viral Hitman | Renegade | Nano Shock | Swear On Your Life]
What Readers Are Saying (Goodreads):
“This book unapologetically throws cyberpunk into a sweaty ménage à trios with AI madness and Cthulhu-cum-tech-zombie foul-mouthed insanity.”
“This is cyberpunk with an emphasis on the *punk*. It's in your face, unapologetic, no-holds-barred asskickery. If you love the Miriam Black books, you'll love Necrotech.”
“It's a book that you should read. Satisfying that massive itch about hard-hitting cyberpunk you never knew you had. Truly an unexpected pleasure this year.”
“While there's just enough back story to show in part why Riko is the way she is, Necrotech is queer, profane, angry Riko's origin story. I expect the next book will be positively psychotic.”
“Riko is just the unrepentant, angry, vicious bitch I needed right now. She takes a beating and keeps going. She lives fiercely, and on her own terms. She defends her companions tooth and nail. She makes mistakes and owns the consequences. So must we all, now more than ever.”
This book will kick your ass and leave you begging for more! Truly an awesome wild ride with an edgy crass protagonist. I love Riko and she reminds me of Andi, for some weird totally unrelated reason…? ;)
“Trans Liberty Riot Brigade” by L.M. Pierce
Summary: How do you fight for who you are, when the government controls what you are?
Andi knows being born an intersex "Transgressor" and then choosing to stay that way, can have lethal consequences. After all, surgical assignment is mandated by law. But she ain’t going to spend her life hiding from the Society, hooked on Flow, and wanking tourists just to make a few bucks. She's a member of the Trans Liberty Riot Brigade, an underground faction of Transgressors resisting the government’s war on their illegal genitalia.
But it’s not enough to tag their messages on shithouse walls and sniff down the next high. The government has found their headquarters, decimated their ranks, and they’re crushing the resistance. Though Andi might be nothing but a junktard, she embarks on a desperate dash to stay alive and send a call for help before they’re all killed—or worse, surgically assigned.
Andi, together with Brigade leader Elenbar, must get beyond the communications block preventing all radio transmission, which means crossing the seaboard Wall barricading the United Free States borders. It’s designed to keep enemies out and the citizens in, but amid increasing earthquakes and deadly pursuit, Andi will discover there’s a far more dangerous secret hidden deep within the Wall itself.
What Readers Are Saying (Goodreads):
“This is a cross between Clockwork Orange and Tank Girl. Freaking awesome!”
“Dark, haunting, and intelligently written, Trans Liberty Riot Brigade shifts away from traditional gender binarism in narration to something far more complex and beautiful—a human being.”
“This story has a vibe that makes me think a little bit Handmaid's Tale, a little bit Les Miserables, and some 1984. I loved Andi's character, flawed and struggling and in way over her head.”
“The world building is excellent and the narrator comes up with the most astounding, and sometimes HILARIOUS, ways of describing the places she finds herself in as she navigates a harsh and restrictive world. I love a character who swears even more than I do.”
“It's a wonderful, impactful story with graceless, but charming characters. Five stars for the heartfelt nature, bravery and consistency. A really awesome read.”
Hope you will have the opportunity to enjoy Andi’s race for survival (and win a free signed book)!