This is my stop during the blog tour for Crossline by Russ Colchamiro. This blog tour is organized by Lola's Blog Tours. The blog tour runs from 18 March till 7 April. See the tour schedule here.
By Russ Colchamiro
Genre: Science Fiction/ Space Opera
Age category: Adult
Perfect for fans of Firefly, Flash Gordon, Stargate, and Escape from New York...
Hotdog pilot Marcus Powell has been selected to test Taurus Enterprises' Crossline prototype craft and its newly developed warp thrusters, which, if successful, will revolutionize space travel as we know it.
But during his jaunt across the stars, Powell is forced into a parallel universe -- including a parallel Earth -- where he finds himself at the center of an epic battle he may have been destined for all along.
Meanwhile, back home, reclusive oil tycoon and Taurus CEO Buddy Rheams Jr. -- who sent Powell on that very mission -- has a mysterious past and a secret agenda, one that could prevent Powell from ever making it back to his wife and little girl.
From author Russ Colchamiro, Crossline is a psychedelic, action-packed romp across time, space, and dimension that asks the question: once you cross the line, can you ever really go back?
You can find Crossline on Goodreads
You can buy Crossline here on Amazon
About the Author:
Russ Colchamiro is the author of the rollicking space adventure, Crossline, the zany SF/F backpacking comedy series Finders Keepers: The Definitive Edition, Genius de Milo, and Astropalooza, and is editor of the new SF anthology Love, Murder & Mayhem, all with Crazy 8 Press.
Russ lives in New Jersey with his wife, two ninjas, and crazy dog Simon, who may in fact be an alien himself. Russ has also contributed to several other anthologies, including Tales of the Crimson Keep, Pangaea, Altered States of the Union, Camelot 13, TV Gods 2, They Keep Killing Glenn, Camelot 13, and Brave New Girls.
He is now working on the first novel in a new series featuring his hardboiled private eye Angela Hardwicke, and the first of three collaborative novella projects.
Russ is repped by The Zack Compnay.
For more on and Russ’s books, you can visit www.russcolchamiro.com, follow him on Twitter @AuthorDudeRuss, and ‘like’ his Facebook author page www.facebook.com/RussColchamiroAuthor.
You can find and contact Russ Colchamiro here:
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- one physical copy of Crossline by Russ Colchamiro (US Only)
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One thing I happen to know about Crazy 8 Press, the publisher of Crossline, is that it has comic book and cinematic novel DNA. The founders of Crazy 8 Press and many of its authors come from a proud background of writing for comic book publishers like Marvel and novelizations set in cinematic worlds like Star Trek. They’ve expanded to include more diverse authors and material over the years, but it seems obvious that Crazy 8 Press is still a publishing house that exudes action, adventure, and comic book energy. Russ’s book certainly exemplifies that.
Crossline starts out with a literal bang (the launch of a nuclear powered space ship) and doesn’t let up. It’s pace begins with a sprint that sometimes slows to a fast walk, but never comes to a complete stop. I’ve read some of Russ’s stuff before, short stories mostly, so Crossline is really my first introduction to his long form prose. I was charmed by his stylistic choices—he often employs onomatopoeia like a comic book (for example: describing Marcus Powell’s frantic heartbeat propelled by the excitement of FTL travel as KOONG-KUNG… KOONG KUNG…) , and his use of repetition and callbacks creates a rhythm that enhances that slightly frenetic pacing I was just talking about. Russ is also great at snappy dialogue and his imagery is vivid, his world-building sharp.
Entertaining and the complete opposite of boring, Crossline will sink it’s hooks in you at the first page and hurl you Faster-than-light to the end. Hang on tight for this exciting ride!