The Shoreless Sea by J. Scott Coatsworth Blog Tour, Exclusive Excerpt, Review & Giveaway!

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Hi peeps! We have J. Scott Coatsworth visiting today with the tour for his brand new release The Shoreless Sea, we have a brilliant exclusive excerpt, a fantastic $25 Amazon GC, & Three eBook sets of his Oberon Cycle trilogy giveaway and my review, so check out the post and enter the giveaway! ❤️ ~Pixie~

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The Shoreless Sea

(Liminal Sky 03)
by

J. Scott Coatsworth

As the epic trilogy hurtles toward its conclusion, the fight for the future isn’t over yet. It could lead to a new beginning, or it might spell the end for the last vestiges of humankind.

The generation ship Forever has left Earth behind, but a piece of the old civilization lives on in the Inthworld—a virtual realm that retains memories of Earth’s technological wonders and vices. A being named Lilith leads the uprising, and if she succeeds in setting its inhabitants free, they could destroy Forever.

But during the generation ship’s decades-long voyage, humanity has evolved. Liminals with the ability to connect with the world mind and the Inthworld provide a glimmer of hope. They’ll have to face not only Lilith’s minions, but also the mistrust of their own kind and persecution from a new government as homotypicals continue to fear what they can’t understand.

The invasion must be stopped, the Inthworld must be healed, and the people of Forever must let go of their past and embrace what they’re meant to become.

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Exclusive Excerpt!

From Part Two, Chapter One

Aine cast a melancholy glance backward at the place that had given her birth.

The solar system was receding at an ever-quickening pace as Forever threaded its way across the stark divide between stars, intent on a destination so far from Earth that the distance was almost incomprehensible, even to someone like her.

Somewhere back there, life went on. Someone had survived, and the Earth itself would surely rebound, given enough time. It always had.

After their merger, the individual world mind versions of Andy and Shandra had ceased to exist. There was no need for them anymore, once they were no longer striving so hard to maintain their own identities separate and apart from each other.

Their coming together had created something new—the butterfly emergence of a different consciousness. No longer was the world mind a she or a he or a they or them, though she still thought of herself with the feminine pronoun.

Old habits died hard.

Instead, Aine occupied all these states—one, many, all—and all her genders and ideas simultaneously, and owned none of them.

She had chosen her new identity from Irish legend—Andy’s heritage—a goddess of love and summertime.

Aine the goddess had been fierce, independent, and redheaded. She’d bitten off the ear of the king who assaulted her, in the process taking away his kingdom.

Aine the immortal loved that story.

She existed for three purposes—to protect those in her charge, to grow the world, and to see them all safely to a new home. Perhaps she would survive long enough to see that task through. Perhaps others would take her place instead.

Sometimes her old human emotions surfaced like brightly colored fish leaping out of the still waters.

Her enormous body breathed, sending light and water and air to its inhabitants. Aine was everywhere at the same time, even when her consciousness was laser-focused on a single point.

Forever was calm, tranquil. Her human cargo had become prosperous, and major conflict was rare.

And yet….

Inside her vast domain was a seed. A cancer. A remnant of the mind before hers. The inthworld.

She had taken five long years to find it. The nodule that contained the virtual world had been well hidden. Perhaps the work of Davian the Betrayer, before he’d been purged from the world by Jayson, Andy, and the others.

Now that it was found, it would have been easy enough for her to destroy it. Indeed, it seemed to be decaying all on its own. A few more months and it might resolve itself.

Aine had stayed her hand.

As long as it existed in its current form, that seed represented a clear and present danger to the humans under Aine’s care. And yet, were its denizens—she’d taken to calling them ints—human, too, in their own strange way, and thereby also her charges?

If the ints aren’t sentient beings in their own right, then what am I?

It was a question that had haunted her ever since her progenitors, Andy and Shandra, had copied their consciousnesses into the seed that had become her current self: Am I real?

It was a philosophical question more than anything. Of course she was real in the objective sense. She existed. She exerted influence on the world.

But she wasn’t of that world.

Aine sighed, and a warm breeze spread out along the spindle to bring rain to the highlands outside of Thyre.

She needed to send someone into the inthworld to find out if it was still a threat. To neutralize it if needed, and to save its inhabitants, if that was even possible.

The sooner, the better.

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Liminal Sky Trilogy!

Humankind is on its way to the stars, a journey that will change it forever. Each of the stories in Liminal Sky explores that future through the lens of a generation ship, where the line between science fiction and fantasy often blurs. At times both pessimistic and very hopeful, Liminal Sky thrusts you into a future few would ever have imagined.

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The Rising Tide (book 02) $1.99/£1.99

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About J. Scott!

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Scott lives between the here and now and the what could be. Indoctrinated into fantasy and sci fi by his mother at the tender age of nine, he devoured her library. But as he grew up, he wondered where the people like him were.

He decided it was time to create the kinds of stories he couldn’t find at Waldenbooks. If there weren’t gay characters in his favorite genres, he would remake them to his own ends.

His friends say Scott’s brain works a little differently – he sees relationships between things that others miss, and gets more done in a day than most folks manage in a week. He seeks to transform traditional sci fi, fantasy, and contemporary worlds into something unexpected.

A Rainbow Award winning author and Science Fiction Writer’s Association (SFWA) member, he runs Queer Sci Fi and QueeRomance Ink with his husband Mark, sites that bring queer people together to promote and celebrate fiction reflecitng their own reality.

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Giveaway!

Win a $25 Amazon GC!
Win! Three eBook sets of his Oberon Cycle trilogy!

Review

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Author: J. Scott Coatsworth

Genre: Science Fiction

Length: Novel (381pgs)

ISBN: 978-1-64405-138-2

Publisher: DSP Publications (15th October 2019)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖💖 5 Hearts

Reviewer: Pixie

Blurb: As the epic trilogy hurtles toward its conclusion, the fight for the future isn’t over yet. It could lead to a new beginning, or it might spell the end for the last vestiges of humankind.

The generation ship Forever has left Earth behind, but a piece of the old civilization lives on in the Inthworld—a virtual realm that retains memories of Earth’s technological wonders and vices. A being named Lilith leads the uprising, and if she succeeds in setting its inhabitants free, they could destroy Forever.

But during the generation ship’s decades-long voyage, humanity has evolved. Liminals with the ability to connect with the world mind and the Inthworld provide a glimmer of hope. They’ll have to face not only Lilith’s minions, but also the mistrust of their own kind and persecution from a new government as homotypicals continue to fear what they can’t understand.

The invasion must be stopped, the Inthworld must be healed, and the people of Forever must let go of their past and embrace what they’re meant to become.

Purchase Link: DSP Publications | Amazon US | Amazon UK

Review: The Shoreless Sea starts in 2207AD 19yrs after the end of The Rising Tide. The Shoreless Sea is spilt in three parts with the last part set in the year 2229AD. The first two parts are concentrated on the threat from the Inthworld while the third part is centered on the threat from the Government.

The Shoreless Sea is not a book that can be read as a standalone it must be read in order, the previous two books, The Stark Divide and The Rising Tide has the world building and some events that lead to this book, it will also help to understand the circumstances of characters when they later appear in the book.

Andy is again a central figure throughout the book, with her children Kiyrn & Belynn leading the charge in both part 1 & 2. There are an assortment of characters that we are introduced to throughout the story who add their own unique experiences to the storyline.

I’d love to go into great detail about this wonderful story but I think my head would explode so I’ll give you the basics, the Inthworld is dying and Lilith is determined to survive, she leads an uprising and it’s up to the Liminals to stop her (it is so much more intricate than that but like I said head explodes). Then there’s Government trouble where a bitter person decides that the Liminals are the reason for all their woes.

The story is wonderfully written dragging you into a situation far in the future, filled with characters who are diverse and unique. The world building is yet again exceptional; descriptions are written in such a way that you can imagine being there experiencing events along with the characters.

The one thing that stuck in my mind more than everything else is humanity just can’t seem to break its cycle. I mean here’s what is left of humanity in an ever growing world with a complete fresh start and in less than a hundred years there’s orphan kids living on the streets, drunks passing out in front of pubs and politicians trying to crush those that they hate. I would hope that humanity would learn its lesson but I have a fear that J. Scott Coatsworth is just a bit prophetical.

I’d recommend this to those who adore science fiction, love epic storylines, amazing characters, intricate plots and brilliant endings.   

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