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Thursday, December 12, 2013

Blog Tour + Giveaway: Mind Trace by Holly McCaghren (Review)


Mind Trace
Holly McCaghren

What would you do to possess unlimited knowledge and power?

Nineteen year-old Alice McArthur never had a choice. A shy girl from a small town, Alice has gained a reputation for her near-genius programming abilities, even getting the attention of EngineerCorp, a rising electronics empire. With her unique skill-set she is hand-picked to test their network security by hacking into their global mainframe.

But something goes terribly wrong.

The next thing Alice knows, she wakes up on the floor with a migraine, unnatural powers, a server’s worth of data in her head and the realization that this job was not what it seemed.


Now a fugitive from justice and on the run from the evil leader of a corporate empire, Alice doesn’t know who to trust or where to turn. She must find a way to secure her freedom and stop those who would keep her prisoner for life — or worse.

My Thoughts:

First off, this wouldn't be a book I would normally select. Lets be honestly, I'm probably not the target audience for Mind Trace. However, for those who like Sci-Fi and fantasy might actually enjoy this story. Don't get me wrong I did enjoy the book, but I'm not a big Sci-Fi fan. However, every now again I do venture out of the romance section sometimes in the form of a book club read or I didn't really read the book blurb. Oh well, here we go.

So, we have a cast of characters that play an intricate role in the story. However, the main characters you need to keep in mind are: Alice McArthur who is a bit of genius. Eric Martin he's the CEO of EngineerCorp and needs to get his hands on Alice. Finally, we have Garrett Wiggins who's the President of Cyberconn. Basically, Eric wants Alice for evil purpose and so Alice is trying to stay away from him. At the same time she's trying to get to Garrett, because she has the information that might help his company get back on top.

Overall, not a bad read for someone who wouldn't read this book normally and surprisingly enjoyed Mind Trace. It's suspenseful and you wonder what's going to happen to Alice. I did like Alice and how she tried to escape from Eric's clutches every chance she got and how she was willing to help Garrett. Plus, there were some twist in the plot, I never saw coming. So, for a girl who doesn't normally do Sci-fi I enjoyed the story,  and you might enjoy Mind Trace too.

Copy provided by A Book Obsession for Blog Tour

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Author Info:


I was born and raised in the Houston, Texas area, and have lived in Texas my whole life! (Gotta love humidity!)
Nothing makes me happier than settling down with a good book, but they aren’t always easy to find! Some of my favorites (in no particular order) include: Jane Eyre, The Blue Sword, Dracula, Ender’s Game, Heir to the Empire, and the Harry Potter series. I love a good scifi/fantasy book, but it certainly isn’t limited to that genre.

My first book was just published via Createspace, called “Mind Trace.” It is a science fiction/adventure novel, appropriate for all ages! It is currently available through Amazon.com (paperback and Kindle), Barnesandnoble.com (paperback), and the Createspace store.

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Excerpt:          
 As she was closing the side cargo compartment on her Ducati, a deep, velvety voice spoke behind her.

"Going somewhere, Alice?"

She spun around so fast that she tripped over the wheel on her bike and fell down onto gravel. As fast as she could manage, she stood up and found herself backed against the opposite sidewall under the carport.

It's him!

Eric stood there, on the edge of the opposite wall. He was dressed in a perfectly fitted, expensive-looking suit, leaning casually against the wall as if he had every right to be there. A smirk teased the corner of his lips, and his eyes glittered menacingly down at her. She quickly glanced around, trying to assess her chances of escape. She didn't see anyone else around, but she had to assume that there were others, currently hiding out of view.

How did this happen? I should have known better. I should have been prepared! What am I going to do? I have to stall him until I figure out a plan.

"Wha-what are you doing here?" she finally managed to ask him.

Eric smiled; a confident look on his face.

"Alice, dear. Let us not feign ignorance. You know very well why I am here. You took something from me, and I want it back. It's really quite simple."

"How could I possibly have anything that you want? I don't even know who you are!"

"Oh, I think you know exactly who I am. That is irrelevant though, because I know for a fact that you gained unlawful access to a large amount of data that did not belong to you. You are going to take a little trip with me, so we can discuss all of this in great detail."

He paused, and then turned his head, glancing behind him, mouth opening as if to speak. She saw four men dressed in black tactical uniforms seemingly materialize, fanning out behind Eric.
You have to be kidding!

Alice looked around, rapidly calculating the best possible route of escape.

Now or never.

Without hesitating, she bolted around the edge of the carport, running as fast as she could in the direction of the forest surrounding the cabin.

Giveaway:
5 Copies of Mind Trace (Print or eBook)


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Tour Schedule:

12/2 - A Book Obsession - Spotlight
12/3 - A_TiffyFit's Reading Corner - Excerpt
12/4 - 
The Reading Obsession - Spotlight
12/5 - 
Michelle Chew Writes - Excerpt
12/6 - 
Library Girl Reads and Reviews - Spotlight
12/6 - 
The Readiacs - Review
12/7 - 
Cassandra Lost in Books - Excerpt
12/9 - Chelle's Blue and Sparkly Corner - Spotlight
12/9 - 
Romancing the Readers - Excerpt
12/10 - 
Stitch Read Cook - Spotlight
12/11 - 
The Qwillery - Excerpt
12/11 - 
What the Cat Read - Review
12/12 - 
Happy Tails and Tales - Spotlight
12/12 - 
What I'm Reading - Review
12/13 - 
Hot Off the Shelves - Review
12/13 - 
Realm of the Sapphired Dragon
 - Review

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