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Tuesday, 15 December 2015

☀☄ A Beginner's Guide to Invading Earth [1] - Gerhard Gehrke

Thank you for joining us on the Virtual Book Tour for A Beginner's Guide to Invading Earth, a Science Fiction novel by (14 January 2015; this edition , Booktrope Editions, 326 pages).

PREVIEW: Check out the book's synopsis, trailer and excerpt below, as well as our Q&A with author Gerhard Gehrke.   Read the first six chapters with Amazon Look Inside.

Gerhard Gehrke will be awarding a $10 Amazon/BN gift card to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter during the tour.   Please do take part: comment on our post and follow the tour where you will be able to read other excerpts (☀), interviews (ℚ), reviews (✍) and guest blog posts (✉).


Synopsis | Trailer | Teaser | Author Q&A | About the Author | Giveaway & Tour Stops

Synopsis

What would you do if you found a dead alien on a lonely highway?

Was it an accident, sabotage, or murder? And why is everyone blaming Jeff?

The extraterrestrials aren’t waiting for answers. They want revenge. And Jeff isn’t ready for company.His only hope is an outcast mechanic from another world and a woman who might do anything to get off planet, including selling out her own kind. Jeff has to get to the bottom of why there are so many alien bodies piling up and who is really responsible.

A science fiction adventure novel, A Beginner’s Guide to Invading Earth tells the story of a reclusive ex-computer programmer who is the unwitting central figure of a plot to keep humanity from ever making first contact.


Teaser: Excerpt

     “Do you believe in aliens? Jordan asked.
     Outside of town and with no moon, Jeff drove with care. The road ahead curved into black beyond the pickup truck’s headlights. Some of the turns had helpful signs with black arrows on reflective yellow, but most did not.
     “Like little green men with designs on our world?” Jeff said.
     “More like what’s been going on in the news,” she said. “The actual sightings of extraterrestrials. That alien body in Nevada.”
     “I don’t watch T.V. Heard some crazy stuff on the radio. But I don’t listen to it much, either.”
     “You really are cut off, you know. Like a hermit.”
     Jeff smiled. Only a couple of cars passed them, both heading the opposite way. He thought of the gangly, hairy creature he had seen, working to fix his broken spaceship, panicking at the sight of a human, and somehow knowing Jeff’s name without so much as an introduction. Had that actually happened?
     “It seems like pretty big news,” Jordan said. “If it’s real, that is. So do you like keeping yourself so isolated?”
     “I like to think of myself as unplugged,” Jeff said. “Maybe more people should try it. As for the aliens, there’s this old theory about hysteria. It’s happened before. A commie in every closet. Fluoride in the drinking water lets the government control the population.”

A Beginner's Guide to Invading Earth
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About the Author

Gerhard Gehrke studied film at San Francisco State University. He wrote and produced several shows for community television.

His Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror short stories have appeared in several publications, including an Editor’s Choice-winning short story at AnotheRealm.com. A Beginner’s Guide to Invading Earth is his first novel.

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