I’m not going to tease this out.
So, my friend Stephanie writes books. (Actually, I have more than one friend named Stephanie who writes books. But we’ll just talk about the one today.) She is an author-publisher and created her own press to publish the Nogitu series, new adult sci-fi with some romance and a ton of Japanese culture. The first book, REMOVED, is my current read. I read earlier versions of it and RELEASED and I tell you, this world is addicting.
Here’s the official blurb, but BEWARE! It contains massive spoilers for REMOVED.
Left in the desert to recuperate from her injuries, Sanaa Itami paces the floors and contemplates her mistakes. She trusted too easily, and now people she loved are dead, killed at the hands of men coming to assassinate her. Sanaa feels beaten, but life awaits her at home. While Nishikyō recovers from the earthquake, negotiations for Sanaa’s eventual rule on Yūsei continue. New allies must be made, new friendships brokered, new skills acquired — at all costs.
Life at the top of the chain is complicated and lonely, though. With relations in Sakai clan rocky and uncertain, Sanaa must learn to trust others again more than she’s willing. Who amongst the clans is left holding a grudge? And will the new family Sanaa has found with Jiro support or betray her?
From Nishikyō to Yūsei, RELEASED, Book TWO of the Nogiku Series, is the second book in a captivating New Adult post-apocalyptic romance series that harnesses the cultures and traditions of Japan and sweeps them in the future.
WOW AGAIN, amirite?
So, listen. You want this book. You do. Trust me.
Visit http://www.spajonas.com for more information.
AND! You can win a copy of REMOVED (Kindle or e-pub) along with a $10 Amazon gift card. (Hint: you will be able to buy RELEASED with it when it’s, um, released. If you want to. You can also buy something else. No judgment.)