Blog Tour: Oden by Jessica Frances Review & Giveaway!
New Adult / Sci-Fi Romance
Date Published: October 18, 2014
Mattie: A war is coming. It will not be an Earth bound battle yet humans will have to fight for their survival. This is no longer about fighting to take our planet back, this is a fight for our society, our way of life. However I will not be fighting in this war, I have another I must battle against, to stop him and keep myself, Marduke and our child safe and out of his clutches. I will do anything to protect my family from this evil maniac. Jeprow doesn't know of human’s strengths. He doesn't know how resourceful we are. How brave and cunning and smart we can be. He thinks he’s already won and the battle between us is over, but he has no idea who he’s messing with.
Marduke: Oden is under attack and suddenly there is more at risk than just my own life. Mattie and our baby now rely on me and I can’t let them down My new family is trapped in a warzone and I must protect them. But I must still protect my people, my family’s legacy and the leadership that holds it all together. If we lose this war, then the humans lose as well. We are in this fight together and the losses on both sides will be many. Never before have I been under such pressure, never before has the risk of failure been so high.
What happens when they end up sacrificing more than they ever intended, if they lose who they are and what they are fighting for? Can they move on from all they have lost, forgive each other for what they have been forced to do? Most importantly, can they ever learn to forgive themselves? Who will win the war and who loses everything?
Born and raised in South Australia, Jessica spends her days working in a bakery, afternoons catching up on lost sleep, and nights reading and writing. After having the Taken Trilogy taking up space in her head for years, she was relieved to have a break and her mind clear. But apparently the free rent was announced to the world and Mattie and her friends heard, because now she is hearing their new voices and a whole new story. The Invasion Trilogy was then born.
“I really can’t do this right now.” Her
voice breaks, which in turn, breaks my heart. “Please, can you just leave?”
“I’m sorry,” I say sadly, moving to
stand in front of her and crouching down, taking her hands that are resting on
her lap and overlapping them with mine. “I never meant to hurt you. I will do
whatever it takes to make this right between us.”
“What if there isn’t anything that can
make this right? What if, when I look at you now, all I see is pain and
suffering that humans are about to go through and have already been through?”
“I’m hoping that, perhaps, you’ll be
able to look at me and see the man you once saw before.”
“I’m not sure if he even existed now.
Did you always know you’d use humans this way? That we wouldn’t have any rights
on Oden? Did you know that we were as good as dead when you invaded us?”
“I couldn’t have predicted Jeprow and
the Claws. This wasn’t planned, and right now, this is our last resort. If we
don’t have a distraction, then there is no chance of us slowing down the Claws.
More people will die, and that will include humans. They’ve already taken over
most of Oden. We’re losing this fight. Our hinemas are being destroyed. If we
don’t act now, within days, Oden will be lost.”
She sighs, her eyes looking sad, and her
shoulders sag. “I’m tired, Marduke. I don’t hate you, but I hate the choice
that you have made. It forces me to make my own choice, one that neither of us
likes. I guess, we are doomed to always be unhappy now.”
“I want that family I envisioned. I want
our baby—our son—to have that happy
family. He is ours and you are mine.”
“I can’t be with someone who thinks my
race is expendable. Riley is part human, too, you know? When you sentence my
people to death, you’re sentencing his, too.”