Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Cubeball by Micael Leon - Spotlight and Giveaway

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MediaKit_BookCover_CubeballA 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.


Enjoy an 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.

About the Author:MediaKit_AuthorPhoto_CubeballI 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.

Blog: http://odyssey2k1.blogspot.com
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5369984.Michael_Leon
Website: http://www.michaelleon.com.au

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18 comments:

  1. Thank you It's Raining Books for hosting me today and thanks to Goddess Fish! Wishing everyone good luck in the giveaway!

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  2. Thanks so much, MomJane! Best of luck with the giveaway!

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    1. Thank you, Victoria! Thanks for visiting!

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  4. Thanks for the excerpt and the chance to win!

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    1. Hi Rita! Thank you and best of luck with the giveaway!

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  6. I can't wait to read more. Thank you.

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    1. Thanks Ree! I look forward to your feedback!

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  7. Great excerpt, thank you, Michael! I hated to miss some of the tour but I got seriously sidelined by the flu! BAH!!!

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    1. Hi Betty! Great to have you back, fit and well!

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  8. Hi Mary! You're welcome. Good luck with the giveaway!

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    1. Thanks so much, Becky! I look forward to hearing your feedback. Best of luck with the giveaway!

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