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Giveaway (US/Int): Linda Andrews on the mystery of Atlantis and society’s incarnations
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Giveaway (US/Int): Linda Andrews on the mystery of Atlantis and society’s incarnations

by davincikittieMarch 23, 2012

Please help me welcome Linda Andrews, author of Blue Maneuver!

Atlantis. Just the word gives me shivers. Plato originally told the story about a mythical civilization beyond the pillars of Hercules that had been destroyed over ten thousand years ago. While he is credited with first bringing the idea to western civilization, he is said to have based his story on Egyptian writings from the Library at Alexandria.

The idea that an advanced society could simply disappear overnight from an explosion is perfect story material.

But it’s more than that. Depending on the theory, humans have been around for over fifty millennia or two million years. Can you really imagine us banging rocks and muttering oga-boga in caveman speak for all that time?

Just look at what we’ve done in the last 100 years, to see what we can accomplish. How can we think that our ancient ancestors would be any less driven or capable? I can’t, which is why the legend of Atlantis is so appealing. I love the idea that we humans keep advancing to pinnacles of civilizations then self-destruct.

The thought is rife with conflict, emotion and human survival. The true makings of a great story. Add into that the obscure belief that mankind is on it’s fifth incarnation of society and I was hooked.

So I used it in my latest book, Blue Maneuver. Some of the aliens that are visiting Earth are human and some of them are from the original Atlantis. And being that we humans keep repeating our mistakes, I made sure there were other humans from other civilizations that were out in space as well.

Sometimes the greatest story inspiration isn’t about dreams of the future but looking into our past.

Do you believe in the legend of Atlantis?

Blue Maneuver

By Linda Andrews

The extraterrestrials have landed and they’re human.

Rae Hemplewhite didn’t believe in aliens until a close encounter with out-of-this-world technology drags her into the extraterrestrial security program. Helping alien refugees adjust to life on Earth is difficult enough, but her first clients have a price on their heads. Plus, her new partner seems torn between the urge to kiss her or kill her.

And that’s the good news.

The bad news: Alliances are forming in deep space. If Rae doesn’t keep her witnesses alive long enough to transfer their top secret information to the right faction of humanity, Earth will become a battlefield.

Read an excerpt…

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Giveaway (US/Int)

Linda is giving away one ecopy of Blue Maneuver to a commenter today. To enter, leave a comment and let us know what YOU think about the legend of Atlantis, then fill out the Rafflecopter!


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About The Author
davincikittie
Sue "DaVinciKittie" Brown-Moore is a veteran romance blogger and reviewer and the primary voice for GraveTells.com. Sue has been shamelessly pimping book boyfriends since 2011 and has won several blogging awards with GraveTells. Sue is also a freelance Developmental Editor passionate about helping authors bring out the best in their stories. She loves reading romance, fantasy, and sci-fi and edits any genre she reads for pleasure. You can follow Sue's editing blog, with tips and tricks for authors, at DaVinciKittie.com.
14 Comments
  • Andrea
    March 23, 2012 at 8:02 am

    I think I’ve been in a sci-fi mood lately. The idea of helping out human extra terrestrials is interesting, I would like the chance to read it.

  • Viki S.
    March 23, 2012 at 3:13 pm

    I have always loved the thought of Atlantis. My family watches all those Discovery et al channel shows on Atlantis.

    • March 23, 2012 at 10:33 pm

      Hi Viki,

      I too am an Atlantis junkie. If it has the word in the title and description, I’ll watch it. Eventually, I even plan to write about it:-)

  • Sophia Rose
    March 23, 2012 at 3:14 pm

    I like the idea of a modern civilization possibly better than our own coming thousands of years earlier. It would be so neat if archeologists found it and could dig up and learn their ways and inventions.

    Loved the excerpt and look forward to reading your book. The concept of advanced civilizations exploring and colonizing in space and then returning to earth is a very creative take.

    Thanks for the share and the giveaway opportunity.

  • DawnM
    March 24, 2012 at 2:27 pm

    I’d like to think there’s something to the Atlantis myth, it’s so pervading that you feel there’s got to be a grain of truth somewhere. And as I also feel that it’s unlikely that mankind has spent so long evolving to this level, I’ve always liked the idea that there have been previous advanced civilizations that implode in one way or another once they reach an unsustainable level. So Atlanteans making a mistake with their technology and blowing themselves up would fit right in there.

  • bn100
    March 24, 2012 at 6:43 pm

    I think it’s very intriguing and I like that you used it in your book.

  • sienny
    March 24, 2012 at 8:17 pm

    i love anything myth, and atlantis definitely fit in it

  • March 26, 2012 at 12:02 am

    Congratulations to Sophia R. on winning the ebook of Blue Maneuver!

    Thanks so much to Linda for visiting with us and for sharing her book, and for the great discussion about Atlantis and our various theories about it. And thanks to everyone who commented and entered! <3

  • Sophia Rose
    March 26, 2012 at 12:11 am

    Sweet!

    I loved the premise of this story. Thank you to Grave Tells for hosting and to Linda for generously giving her book away.

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