Friday, April 17, 2015

Sci-Fi Adventure on the blog as Kenzie Michaels visits with an excerpt from new @SecretCravings release #contest

Thanks for having me today, Elodie!
Did you ever have a crush on your babysitter?  Or remember your first crush?  OkVei SiLah is an only child whose closest companion is the GiNae SoJae, daughter of his father’s Domestic and four years older.  OkVei is devastated when GiNae graduates from Primary School at age twelve and enters the Academy, the equivalent of junior/senior high school.  NiKoh’s Chosen begins with OkVei and GiNae’s friendship, to show their closeness and perhaps give some insight as to why GiNae is reluctant to go through Maturity.  I hope you enjoy eight-year-old OkVei’s first letter to her!  Enjoy!

Still mourning the tragic death of his beautiful mate, could another Chosen one already be waiting for NiKoh SiLah? To avoid what he’s not ready to accept, he throws himself into his work at Planet Security. 
Leaving the Academy behind to follow her dream of working with animals, GiNae SoJae returns home. Preoccupied with work and not ready to take a mate, she’s horrified when her body enters Maturity. GiNae fights the changes occurring within her. But during nightly dreams she cannot control, an unknown man teaches her the secrets of her body.
Will NiKoh and GiNae succumb to the paths they think have been chosen for them or will they discover the true Chosen life that awaits them? 





Read an Excerpt:
“But I don’t want you to go.” Eight-year-old OkVei SiLah watched in dismay as his friend GiNae SoJae packed her clothes. “Father leaves for Xaxa next week with Uncle LoGar, and I’ll have to go to the Council of Elders after school, to help Mother. You can’t leave me here all alone. Who will play with me and SuWeh?”
GiNae paused, then placed her tunic in her suitcase. “I would think you and SuWeh would be happier without me. You can play War to your heart’s content, instead of having me around to remind you to do your homework.” She sat down on the bed and put her arms around him, drawing him onto her lap. “I’ll be back for visits. You’re not getting rid of my entirely.”
“It’s not the same.” OkVei leaned his head against her shoulder. “Why can’t you take lessons at school anymore? I wish I could go with you.”
GiNae sighed. “It’s the way the system works. Everyone who’s eligible enters the Academy when you complete Primary school. When you’re nineteen, then you take the Placement Test, to see what occupation suits you best.”
“I’ll write you every day.”
“You don’t need to do that.”
“But I want to. I’m going to Bond with you someday, you’ll see.” OkVei slid off her lap and ran to the door.
“Don’t be ridiculous. I’m four years older than you are.” He looked back and saw her reach into her closet again. “Besides, I’m never going to Bond. I’m going to be too busy with my animals.”
“If Mother got the Council of Elders to approve her conservatory idea, then she can make the military approve an animal shelter near my base.” OkVei yanked open the door and ran to his room.

Mu’Tae 930155
Dear GiNae,
I am riting writing to you since my teacher wants us to write a letter, and you’ve been gone 2 hole whole weeks. I miss you. Are you missing me? How are your classes? SuWeh and I accidentally telporated teleprated went to the wrong place the first day after skool and interuptaded a meeting. Mother scolded us, but it was kinda fun, seeing all the Elders in that room with all the screens.
Write back soon and tell me all about it!
Sincerely yours,
OkVei SiLah
PS: Don’t fall in love with anyone. Remember, you have to wait until I grow up.

Thank you again for having me!  I’m holding a month-long contest.  Simply comment with your contact info and after the tour is over, all names will be tossed in a hat for a Grand Prize, a special gift pack full of goodies, along with a free book awarded daily.   If you’re a member of the LRC chat loop, I would appreciate any votes cast for Book #1 in this series, Heart’s Last Chance, which has been nominated for Best Sci-Fi/Futuristic Book of 2014.  Voting ends tomorrow!  Here’s the link:     

Thanks again Elodie!


  1. Thank you again for hosting me today Elodie:)

  2. Looks like such a good book! Can't wait to read it!

    1. Thank you Sabrina:) I certainly enjoyed writing it!

      -Kenzie Michaels


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