Author Blog Tour Spotlight & Contest: Burn Out by Kristi Helvig

Welcome to the Working for the Mandroid stop on Kristi Helvig's tour for Burn Out, hosted by Rockstar Blog Tours. Today we are happy to introduce you to Kristi and her recently released post-apocalyptic/space adventure story about the last girl on Earth and the uneasy alliance she forms with her rescuers. Kristi is providing a hard copy of Burn Out along with some other goodies to one lucky winner. You can enter that contest later on in this post. First about Burn Out!

Burn Out
Kristi Helvig

Egmont USA
Released April 8, 2014
272 pages

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A futuristic blend of Beth Revis's Across the Universe and Lenore Appelhans's Level 2, Burn Out will satisfy the growing desire for science fiction with a thrilling story of survival, intrigue, and adventure.

Most people want to save the world; seventeen-year-old Tora Reynolds just wants to get the hell off of it. One of the last survivors in Earth's final years, Tora yearns to escape the wasteland her planet has become after the sun turns "red giant," but discovers her fellow survivors are even deadlier than the hostile environment.

Holed up in an underground shelter, Tora is alone--her brilliant scientist father murdered, her mother and sister burned to death. She dreams of living on a planet with oceans, plants, and animals. Unfortunately, the oceans dried out ages ago, the only plants are giant cacti with deadly spines, and her pet, Trigger, is a gun--one of the bio-energetic weapons her father created for the government before his conscience kicked in.

When family friend, Markus, arrives with mercenaries to take the weapons by force, Tora's fury turns to fear when government ships descend in an attempt to kill them all. She forges an unlikely alliance with Markus and his rag-tag group of raiders, including a smart but quiet soldier named James. Tora must quickly figure out who she can trust, as she must choose between saving herself by giving up the guns or honoring her father's request to save humanity from the most lethal weapons in existence.


About Kristi:

Kristi Helvig is a Ph.D. Clinical Psychologist turned sci-fi/fantasy writer. You can find her musing about space monkeys, Star Trek, and other random topics on her blog. Kristi resides in sunny Colorado with her hubby, kids, and behaviorally-challenged dogs.

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Giveaway Details:

1 signed hardcopy of BURN OUT, a red sun necklace, and assorted sun survival items (ie. chapstick, sunscreen) US Only

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Tour Schedule:

Week One:

3/31/2014- Library of a Book WitchInterview

4/1/2014- Shortie SaysReview

4/1/2014- Literary MeanderingsGuest Post

4/2/2014- Ketch's Book NookReview

4/3/2014- A Book and a LatteInterview

4/4/2014- Such a Novel IdeaReview

4/4/2014- Fantasy Book AddictGuest Post


Week Two:

4/7/2014- Reading with ABCReview

4/7/2014- Refracted Light ReviewsInterview

4/8/2014- Imagine a WorldReview

4/8/2014- Ticket to AnywhereGuest Post

4/9/2014- The Demon Librarian- Review

4/10/2014- Two Chicks on BooksGuest Post

4/11/2014- Working for the Mandroid- Feature

4/11/2014- Parajunkee's View- Interview