Spotlight on True North (L.E. Sterling), Guest Post & Giveaway!

Spotlight on True North (L.E. Sterling), Guest Post & Giveaway!

Today we're spotlighting L.E. Sterling's novel, True North!! 

Read on for more about L.E., her novel, a guest post, and a giveaway!

 

 

Meet L.E. Sterling!

L.E. Sterling had an early obsession with sci-fi, fantasy and romance to which she remained faithful even through an M.A. in Creative Writing and a PhD in English Literature - where she completed a thesis on magical representation. She is the author of two previous novels, the cult hit Y/A novel The Originals (under pen name L.E. Vollick), dubbed “the Catcher in the Rye of a new generation” by one reviewer, and the urban fantasy Pluto’s Gate. Originally hailing from Parry Sound, Ontario, L.E. spent most of her summers roaming across Canada in a van with her father, a hippie musician, her brothers and an occasional stray mutt - inspiring her writing career. She currently lives in Toronto, Ontario.

 

 

Website * Facebook * Twitter

 

 

 

 

Meet True North!

Abandoned by her family in Plague-ridden Dominion City, eighteen-year-old Lucy Fox has no choice but to rely upon the kindness of the True Borns, a renegade group of genetically enhanced humans, to save her twin sister, Margot. But Nolan Storm, their mysterious leader, has his own agenda. When Storm backtracks on his promise to rescue Margot, Lucy takes her fate into her own hands and sets off for Russia with her True Born bodyguard and maybe-something-more, the lethal yet beautiful Jared Price. In Russia, there's been whispered rumors of Plague Cure.

While Lucy fights her magnetic attraction to Jared, anxious that his loyalty to Storm will hurt her chances of finding her sister, they quickly discover that not all is as it appears…and discovering the secrets contained in the Fox sisters' blood before they wind up dead is just the beginning.?? 

As they say in Dominion, sometimes it’s not you…it’s your DNA.

 

 

Amazon * B & N Indiebound

 

 

 

 

 L.E. Sterling’s Top 5 (Romantic) Classic Sci-Fi/Fantasy Films

Okay, so here’s the truth: I’m an obsessive, over-the-top fan of sci-fi and fantasy. Everything: books, films, comics… I mean, there’s a reason why I write the stuff, right? But here’s a weird little factoid that very few people know about me: I’m one of those obsessive film fans, and I have a rather impressive collection of movies (not to rival Netflix, but…). So in honor of my love of this genre and its absolute profound influence on the True Born Trilogy (and in celebration of the release of Book 2 - True North) I thought I’d share a short list of some of my fave classic sci-fi fantasy flicks. (Big hint: each of these picks enjoys a heavy-duty romance streak, too!). It’s likely that you’ve never heard of some of these—but you should definitely check them out if you can!

Bladerunner (1982)

This incredible film is based on the novella Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by the godfather of modern sci-fi, Phillip K. Dick. And in case you’re wondering, the book bears very little resemblance to the film! This is a beautiful love story about Rick Decker (played by a young and hunkyHarrison Ford), a man in a dystopian future complicated by rogue killer androids. Rick has been assigned to track down and eliminate the androids, and while on his case he comes across the beautiful and mysterious Rachel. He falls in love with Rachel—but the woman of his dreams may actually not be human.

(gif: https://goo.gl/images/jVXsBU)

(Gif: https://goo.gl/images/lHJwO3)

 

Image result

 

Image result

 

Night of the Comet (1984)

The original Canadian zombie film! Imagine that you get into a fight with your boyfriend and accidentally get locked in a steel storage shed on the same night that the biggest comet in history is expected to go past the earth. Worse, when you finally get out in the morning you realize that everyone seems to be…well, gone. Dust. That’s what happens to 18-year old Regina Belmont. She survives, but people who’ve been partially exposed become cannibal zombies! Luckily, Regina finds her sister alive and well, along with two other (cute) survivors. The girls and their new best boyfriends forever (and also maybe the only men left on earth -- good thing they’re so cute!) have to get away from some bad scientists and fight a horde of violent, flesh eating zombies. Oh - and in between there’s the greatest shopping spree ever. And did I mention these sisters totally kick butt? Best. Night. Ever!

(gif: https://goo.gl/images/cQ6i0J)

(Gif: https://goo.gl/images/nM0VfG)

 Image result

Image result

 

 

Dune (1984)

This is a spectacular film by David Lynch, based on the classic book by Frank Herbert. Dune is a sand planet where the mysterious Fremen live, carefully conserving water. What makes Dune special is the monstrously huge sandworms that make Spice, the most precious substance in the universe. The Fremen are the guardians of the planet, and the spice. Enter hunky Paul Atreides, whose mother is a witch and whose father is a duke. When his father is betrayed and assassignated, Paul falls in with the Fremen, where he falls in love—much to the chagrin of his politically-arranged fiancé.

(Gif: https://goo.gl/images/6zjCa2)

(Gif: https://goo.gl/images/ztXMXA)

(Gif: https://goo.gl/images/nCPQeG)

 

Image result

Image result

 

Image result

 

Starman (1984)

What would you do if a naked man showed up at your door, and he looked just like your dead husband? That’s the starting point of Star Man, a film about a really sweet (and smoking hot) alien who finds love with the human woman who helps him survive his crash landing. And did I mention the alien, played by a very young and handsome Jeff Bridges, looks mighty fine??

(gif: https://goo.gl/images/U7JFbA)

(image: https://goo.gl/images/19XydO)

 

Image result

Image result

 

Gattaca (1997)

In a world where some people are considered genetically superior and others genetically interior, Vincent Freeman (played by a young and gorgeous Ethan Hawke) is willing to break the rules. He assumes the identity of one of the “upper class” genetically superior types, and ends up falling in love with the very superior Irene (played by an even more beautiful Uma Thurman). All Vincent really wants is to be free to travel space—but if he’s caught, it’s not only his life on the line, but his lady love’s… Other eye candy in this beautiful and edge-of-your-seat film is an absurdly young and beautiful Jude Law.

(Gif: https://goo.gl/images/BjaPCb)

(Gif: https://goo.gl/images/Nrd2v4)

 Image result

 Image result

 

 

 

 

 

 

True North

By: L.E. Sterling

Release Date: April 4th, 2017

Publisher: Entangled Teen

 

 

 

*GIVEAWAY DETAILS* 

One winner will receive an $5 Amazon Gift Card!

 

*Click the Rafflecopter link below to enter the giveaway*

 

a Rafflecopter giveaway

 

 

 

 

Indie Superstars with Raye Wagner + Giveaway (US a...
YABC Staff's Current Reads ~ March 27th, 2017

Related Posts

 

Comments 3

Already Registered? Login Here
Anne on Thursday, 06 April 2017 20:27

I like the blurb, the cover not too much.

0
I like the blurb, the cover not too much.
Penny Olson on Friday, 14 April 2017 18:39

The cover has really cool bluish green tones. I like the sci-fi elements of the story.

0
The cover has really cool bluish green tones. I like the sci-fi elements of the story.
Saundra Bowers on Saturday, 22 April 2017 00:21

I like the mysteriousness of the cover and the coloring is perfect. The story sounds like it would be wonderful to read and share with my granddaughter. Something we could discuss.

0
I like the mysteriousness of the cover and the coloring is perfect. The story sounds like it would be wonderful to read and share with my granddaughter. Something we could discuss.

FEATURED GIVEAWAYS

Latest Book Listings Added

Even Monsters Go To School
What’s a school day like for you? ...
 
5.0
 
0.0 (0)
Can Cat and Bird Be Friends
In a sweet and clever picture book from debut author-illustrator...
 
3.5
 
0.0 (0)
Origami Bible Stories For Kids
Perfect for Sunday school lessons and youth group activities--paper figures...
 
5.0
 
0.0 (0)
Pig the Stinker
In this hilarious adventure, Pig the Pug STINKS! Pig likes...
 
4.5
 
0.0 (0)
Little Rabbit Lost
It is Little Rabbit’s birthday and his family surprises him...
 
4.5
 
0.0 (0)
Cece Loves Science and Adventure
Cece loves science and adventure! ...
 
5.0
 
0.0 (0)
Hannah Sparkles: Hooray For the First Day of School
Cheer along with Hannah Sparkles on her first day of...
 
5.0
 
0.0 (0)
Turtle and Tortoise Are Not Friends
This is Turtle. This is...
 
3.5
 
0.0 (0)
Trace
In a debut novel that's perfect for fans of Jason...
 
3.0
 
0.0 (0)
When Summer Ends
Three months Two changed fates One...
 
5.0
 
0.0 (0)
Mystery Club (Mr. Wolf's Class #2)
Mr. Wolf's students are settling into their new classroom, and...
 
5.0
 
0.0 (0)
Baby Astronaut (Baby Scientist)
Baby Scientist is an adorable board book series that brings...
 
5.0
 
0.0 (0)
Tree of Dreams
Dear Coco and Leo, I miss you! We...
 
5.0
 
0.0 (0)
Teeth in the Mist
A genre-bending epic horror-fantasy, inspired by the legend of...
 
5.0
 
0.0 (0)
A Bond of Venom and Magic
Magic awakens. Darkness stirs. The Wraith Lord hunts. The...
 
4.0
 
0.0 (0)
Piranhas Don't Eat Bananas
Everyone knows that piranhas don't eat bananas -- except for...
 
5.0
 
0.0 (0)

Latest Member Reviews

Even Monsters Go To School
 
5.0
"This book is so completely adorable it's hard to figure out where to begin. The story is about..."
Can Cat and Bird Be Friends
 
3.5
"This was an odd one. Cat and bird are trying to determine if they can be friends or..."
Origami Bible Stories For Kids
 
5.0
"They really thought of everything. This origami kit is more than just folding paper, every part of it..."
Pig the Stinker
 
4.5
"PIG THE STINKER follows Pig the Pug on a new adventure- bath time! Pig does not like to bathe, and..."
Little Rabbit Lost
 
4.5
"LITTLE RABBIT LOST follows Little Rabbit as he celebrates his birthday with his family. Little Rabbit wakes up feeling grown..."
Cece Loves Science and Adventure
 
5.0
"Books about girls who love science are always winners! Cece and her friends are trying to win their..."
Hannah Sparkles: Hooray For the First Day of School
 
5.0
"This book is absolutely adorable. Hannah is starting first grade and excited about making friends. Only, every time..."
Turtle and Tortoise Are Not Friends
 
3.5
"Turtle and Tortoise Are Not Friends is a cute children's book that kids will like simply for the fact that..."
Trace
 
3.0
"TRACE is a book about healing. Trace lives with his Auntie Lea after his parents died in a car accident..."
Falling For My Nemesis
 
4.8
"This book was so good. The Story: Mia and Carson have always hated each other. As Carson's brother's best..."
When Summer Ends
 
5.0
"This book is everything. The Story: Olivia and Aiden have good lives. Olivia has a boyfriend she loves..."
Mystery Club (Mr. Wolf's Class #2)
 
5.0
"Super-cute and full of adventure, MYSTERY CLUB is a great comic for reluctant or new readers in elementary school. Featuring..."
Baby Astronaut (Baby Scientist)
 
5.0
"In a cute board book, older infants and toddlers are introduced to outer space and space exploration. BABY ASTRONAUT teaches..."
Tree of Dreams
 
5.0
"TREE OF DREAMS is a story about facing yourself, healing, standing up for/with others, and environmental activism. Coco is a..."
The F Word (Redefining Me book 1)
 
5.0
"Some books hit you right in the feels (or a bit lower). This is one of them. In the..."
Lost in Outer Space: The Incredible Journey of Apollo 13 (Lost #2)
 
5.0
"Thrilling and epic, LOST IN OUTER SPACE tells the harrowing story of the Apollo 13 mission as they learn that..."
Piranhas Don't Eat Bananas
 
5.0
"PIRANHAS DON’T EAT BANANAS is a delightful, rhyming romp! Brian is a piranha who loves fruit and vegetables. However, when..."
Fabulous Fishes
 
4.5
"With fun poetry and lovely illustrations, FABULOUS FISHES is a fun introduction to the variety of animals that live in..."
Lost in the Pacific, 1942 (Lost #1)
 
4.3
"LOST IN THE PACIFIC, 1942 is a true story of survival. During World War II, a plane is on a..."
Lost in the Amazon (Lost #3): A Battle for Survival in the Heart of the Rainforest
 
5.0
"LOST IN THE AMAZON is the incredible true story of a plane crash survivor who survived in the Amazon rainforest..."