Exclusive Sneak Peek at the Extraction Series by Stephanie Diaz + Giveaway (US/Canada)

Exclusive Sneak Peek at the Extraction Series by Stephanie Diaz + Giveaway (US/Canada)

EXTRACTION

by Stephanie Diaz

Today we're giving you an exciting look at the EXTRACTION series, with an exclusive excerpt and character profiles. Scroll down, YABCers, to learn more!

About the Books

b2ap3_thumbnail_Extraction.jpgEXTRACTION (EXTRACTION #1)

"Welcome to extraction testing.”  Clementine has spent her whole life preparing for her 16th birthday when she'll be tested for Extraction, in the hopes of being sent from Kiel's toxic Surface to the much safer Core, where people live without fear or starvation. When she proves promising enough to be "extracted," she must leave without Logan, the boy she loves. Torn apart from her only sense of family, Clem promises to come back and save him from brutal Surface life. What she finds initially at the Core is a utopia compared to the Surface—it's free of hard labor, gun-wielding officials, and the moon's lethal acid—but life is anything but safe, and Clementine learns that the planet's leaders are planning to exterminate Surface dwellers—and that means Logan, too. Trapped by the steel walls of the underground and the lies that keep her safe, Clementine must find a way to escape and rescue Logan and the rest of the planet. But the planet's leaders don't want her running—they want her subdued.  
 
With great writing, fluid dialogue, and a cast of unforgettable characters, Extraction is a page-turning, gripping read—sure to entertain lovers of Hunger Games and Ender's Game—and leave them breathless for more.
 
To learn more about this book and see our review, go HERE.
 

b2ap3_thumbnail_rebellion.jpgREBELLION (EXTRACTION #2)

It's been seven days since Clementine, Logan, and their allies retreated into hiding on the Surface. Clementine feels almost safe in their company, but she knows it won't last. The rebels may have won one fight against Commander Charlie, but the war is far from over. He will find a way to fly his Core battleship to the nearby planet, Marden, no matter how many lives are lost in the process. Unless the rebels defeat him first.
 
The rebel plan is simple: they will infiltrate each sector and weaken his infrastructure from within his ranks. They will convince the underage workers in the camps to join in the uprising. They will hijack ships, enter the Core, and assassinate Charlie. But Charlie has more weapons in his possession than guns and bombs, and he will do whatever it takes to keep the rebels from ruining his plans. With every step, Clementine draws closer to losing Logan and everyone she cares about—and losing control of herself.
 
To learn more about this book and see our review, go HERE.
 
b2ap3_thumbnail_Evolution.jpgEVOLUTION (EXTRACTION #3)
Clementine's world is on the brink of destruction. An army of aliens from the distant planet Marden has arrived with a massive fleet of battleships, intent on finally putting an end to the war Kiel's old rulers initiated. With the Alliance headquarters reduced to rubble and one of the rebel leaders close to death, Clementine and her friends have no choice but to retreat to the Core to escape the alien ships attacking the Surface. But safety in the Core means forming a temporary alliance with their sworn enemy, Commander Charlie. 
 
He's a ruthless man and a liar, but striking a bargain with him—his pardon in exchange for their help defeating the Mardenites—is the only way the rebels might survive the war. And Charlie needs their help too, for Marden's force is more powerful than anyone anticipated, with weapons and technologies never before seen on Kiel. Unless old feuds can be set aside long enough for a diplomatic solution to be found, all of Kiel's people will be destroyed, and everything Clementine and her friends have sacrificed in their fight for peace will have been for nothing.
 
To learn more about this book and see our review, go HERE.

 

Are you ready to start reading?!

EXTRACTION EXCERPT
 
Today I have to prove I deserve to stay alive.
 
I push the front door of my shack open a crack, enough to peek outside. It's dark and dusty out there. Soft pink moonlight falls on some of the shacks across the street. A small black ball hovers through the air with two red lights blinking on its metal surface
 
I hold my breath, waiting for the cam-bot to pass. The red lights—fake eyes, we call them—double as motion sensors and cameras. They monitor our every move, relaying a live feed to the security hub in the city. Nighttime curfew isn't over yet, so I don't want to get caught.
 
But I hate waiting. My nerves have been on edge all night. Not just because of today, which is scary enough, but also because Logan should be here already. The wardens kept him late in the fields, but his extra shift shouldn't have lasted this long, or even half this long.
 
Finally, the cam-bot is far enough down the road that it probably won't notice me. I slip outside into the cold. Bitter wind rips at my red-orange curls. The wind is loud, but not loud enough to drown out the whimpers floating from the other shacks, from children having nightmares. Nor does it cover the constant hum of the acid shield in the sky.
 
Tonight the moon beyond the shield is only half an orb, but it still fills the sky, blocking many stars from view. Every night I see the pink acid clouds swirl on its surface and drip into the vacuum of space, pooling in rivers across the thin membrane scientists built around the edge of our atmosphere. 
 
Every night I pray the shield won't break and let the acid through.
 
Dropping into the dirt, I lean against the front wall of my shack and dig my boots into the mud. I hug my knees to my chest. My heart hammers beneath my ribs. In my head, I recite chemical formulas—like LF for the moon's acid—and divide big numbers by other big numbers to stay calm.
 
Logan will be here soon. And I'll get through today.
 
The smells of sewage and decay settle in my nose. I try to ignore them. There isn't time today to regret the way the Developers have made me live for sixteen years.
 
There's only time to escape.
 

Now it's time to meet the characters!

Clementine

Citizen Number: S68477
Sector of Birth: Surface
Age: 16
Height: 5’3”
Hair Color: Red-orange.
Distinguishing Features: Scar on her jawline.
Promise Levels: Intelligence – High
Obedience – Low
Physical Strength – Medium
Relationship(s): Strong attachment to Logan, citizen Z13729.
Extraction Status: ACCEPTED
 
Logan
 
Citizen Number: Z13729
Sector of Birth: Surface
Age: 17
Height: 5’8”
Hair Color: Muddy brown.
Distinguishing Features: Disabled leg.
Promise: Intelligence – High
Obedience – Medium
Physical Strength – Low
Relationship(s): Strong attachment to Clementine, citizen S68477.
Extraction Status: DENIED
 

b2ap3_thumbnail_Diaz-Stephanie--Melinda-Casteloes.jpgAbout the Author

Twenty-one-year-old Stephanie Diaz wrote her debut novel, Extraction, when she should've been making short films and listening to college lectures at San Diego State University. When she isn't lost in books, she can be found singing, marveling at the night sky, or fan-girling over TV shows. You can visit her online at www.stephaniediazbooks.com.

 

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Giveaway Details

One winner will receive a set of all three EXTRACTION books.

Entering is simple, just fill out the entry form below. Winners will be announced on this site and in our monthly newsletter (sign up now!) within 30 days after the giveaway ends.

During each giveaway, we ask entrants a question pertaining to the book. Here is the question they'll be answering in the comments below for extra entries:

What is the name of the night patrol in the work camp? (Hint: the answer can be found in the excerpt above!)

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Guest - Sara Stevens on Tuesday, 08 September 2015 12:12

Cam Bots or Fake Eyes. This book sounds so good. I want more from that excerpt!

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Cam Bots or Fake Eyes. This book sounds so good. I want more from that excerpt!
Mariana on Tuesday, 08 September 2015 13:58

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Guest - Mariana on Tuesday, 08 September 2015 14:40

Aaw, I accidentally pressed "enter" before I filled in my address and rafflecopter wont let me fix it. Any ideas as to what I can do?

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Aaw, I accidentally pressed "enter" before I filled in my address and rafflecopter wont let me fix it. Any ideas as to what I can do?
Guest - Stephanie Moore on Tuesday, 08 September 2015 18:10

Can bots!

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Guest - Stephanie Moore on Tuesday, 08 September 2015 18:12

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