Sunday, December 15, 2013

The Harvest: Taken giveaway



Or, are we?
Grab a group of people and ask if they believe aliens have visited Earth. Then sit back and watch what happens, lol. If all you end up with is a heated discussion, you’re lucky. No matter what people believe, they defend their opinion vigorously.
Ever watch those TV shows that talk about the pyramids and how they were built? Or Stonehenge? What about Aztec temples? It does get you to thinking, does it not? How did they move those stones, carry that stuff… and do it without modern technology? Even if you don’t believe in alien visitation, it still leaves huge questions. Hate to say it, but some of the theories of how ancient man accomplished those things are lame.
Or hey, let’s talk Area 51 and the secrecy which surrounds that facility.
So, are we alone in our little corner of the universe? And that begs the question: What if we aren’t alone? Then, what else is out there, watching… waiting? Are they friends or foe? Or worse yet, what if they are neither? What if we just happen to have something they want? What then? And what happens when they no longer wait?
This brings me to the basics of The Harvest: Taken. Aliens come to Earth and yes, we have something they want: DNA, the building blocks of life. And that’s very important to my aliens, the Tah’Narians. You see, they can’t reproduce anymore and they need DNA. They also are looking for mates to reproduce with.
Welcome to Earth, a lotto system, and young males that are harvested between ages twenty-three and twenty-eight. A scary concept, is it not? But it gets even scarier when a Tah’Narian starship captain is given permission to harvest a young male who is under the age limit.

Dale Michael thought he was safe since he was under the legal age limit. He was wrong.




Blurb:
In the year 2050, humanity finds out they are indeed not alone.

Massive space ships appear without warning above the capital cities of all major nations. The planet Tah'Nar is dying. Chemical warfare has reduced the once-intersexed warrior race to sterility. They need fresh DNA in order to reproduce and have an idea for a harvesting program... and so they turn to Earth.

Earth governments negotiate a lottery, and Dale Michael assumes he's safe since he's under the Harvest age limit. How wrong he is. He's illegally harvested and claimed by Tah'Narian starship captain Keyno Shou. From the moment Keyno sees Dale, he knows he must claim the spirited human male for his own. What he doesn’t expect is a spitfire with a mind of his own—and a deadly disease that will require a risky procedure to cure.

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Open to US folks only. 
So, to enter the giveaway, comment with an email addy, and tell me if you think aliens have visited Earth. The giveaway runs from now to Friday, December 20th. I'll email the winner for their home address. 
You get a signed print copy and a notebook I had made. The notebook has the cover of Harvest on it. It's pretty cool lol. There's also a few surprises I plan to throw in lol. Just some swag I have. ;)
 After Christmas I'll do an  eBook giveaway for everyone inside and outside the US. Then in Jan I have another book coming out and more giveaways planned for that.

31 comments:

  1. saramyshelleturner@gmail.com I don't think they have, and with the way we treat each other, I see no reason for them to want to.

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  2. Mistyluh@gmail.com
    I think so... they left one of their own where I work, lol

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  3. Hi, M.A.: Yes, I believe they have visited quite a bit. There are too many consistencies and inconsistencies concerning stories of alien visitations, things that cannot be explained away to any real degree of satisfaction. And, to me, it makes sense that they do exist, and have visited us. After all, the universe is infinitely large; why in the world would we be the only planet that has a form of higher form of life? That, to me, makes more sense than the doubters who say that aliens could not possibly exist. Foolishness.

    Jim Evans
    lakeviewfella@yahoo.com

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  4. Honestly? I feel like there is a large chance that aliens have visited at one point or another. Perhaps they are with us right now or perhaps they have moved on. Just considering all of the myths, supernatural beings that are in folklore and have been said in history, there is a possibility that aliens have influenced them. Unless of course there are actual supernatural beings around us. But that is a conversation for another time.

    Sam Stinson
    stinson0987@yahoo.com

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  5. Hi, Michelle! I think they have definitely been here. It is a very logical explanation for similar pyramid designs across the pre-Columbian world.
    Danielle
    dandatins at yahoo(dot)com

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  6. Hmmm... good question. Do I believe aliens exist - yes. The universe is way to big to be just our little planet. Have they visited us? Possibly. We're very good at coming up with mythos to explain the unexplainable, and given our temperament I wouldn't want to visit us. However, all that myth is pretty compelling. After mulling it over, I'd have to say probably :-)

    dreamseeker331(a)gmail(dot)com

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  7. I don't think aliens have visited earth but I sure like reading about them!!

    baileyzweifel(at)gmail.com

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  8. I like to believe we have been visited by aliens, that they may still be here, and even if they aren't... they may be coming back one day. :o) Love, love, love your work!
    denise_candles@yahoo.com

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  9. I believe other life exists out there because if we are here then they are there....but I don't think they have visited...but love to read about it......

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  10. I believe aliens have visited us but don't make themselves known because of how primitive we still are. And yes, I understand we are no longer cavemen but look at the way we act: we kill each other, sometimes for no reason at all. But perhaps someday, when we've matured and learned some more, they may make their presence known.
    jbkb951@yahoo.com

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  11. Aliens as evolved or less evolved would not have the technology and those more evolved would see the mess we're in and leave. I think they might have observed, but not visited.
    shhp61@aol.com

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  12. Hi, Michelle
    I have always believed that life on other planets exists, simply because there are other suns and planets out there just like ours.

    Whether or not extraterrestrials have visited is a good question. I certainly believe they have - how else to you explain the great pyramids of Giza, the sphinx, the megaliths of Easter Island, and even Stonehenge itself. It would totally not surprise me to find that they have observed us, and left us alone until we mature enough as a species so as not to kill them onsite. Personally, I'd love to meet Keyno, Gibor, Doc and even Ti.

    I'd also love to see a feature film made of The Harvest: Taken and The Harvest: Journey's End. That would be awesomely awesome!

    playmaster0023@hotmail.com

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  13. Hi, hmmm have aliens visitedI'd hhave to say yes. Depending on what your view point is how can the old mythic gods be explained as well as some advancements that just happen out of the blue sooner than they should. I'm not a conspiracy nut just thinking outside the box lol.
    Char
    starsnmoons01@hotmail.com

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  14. There are many strong debates about alien visitation. I am still on the fence about it. Yes they might have visited but I don't think they did some of the things people suspect they did. But I do have to believe they might have just observed our planet from afar to see. But if they want to make contact soon they should do it before we are more technologically advanced so they have an easier time subduing the military. Just my opinion.

    witchinreader@gmail.com

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    1. I agree with you about the military, having been in the Air Force for many years. What we do not understand, we fear, and what we fear we tend to destroy, the shoot-first-ask-questions-later syndrome.

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  15. I rather doubt they have, but I've always secretly hoped that they would!

    koozebane(at)yahoo.com

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  16. IMO... it is arrogant to think that with all of the suns and planets that we KNOW are out there to believe that we are the only sentient life.
    chellebee66(at)gmail(dot)com

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  17. Well, to quote a line in the movie Contact, at the end, "If only 1 of every million stars has planets, and only 1 of every million of those had life then there'd be an awful lot of opportunities out there. If not, it'd be an awful waist of space." Or something like that. So, I gotta say, I really hope we're not alone. As for whether or not they've visited, well no one can prove they haven't.

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  18. I don't really think they have visited but I've met a few people that I wish they would come and take with them.
    sstrode at scrtc dot com

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  19. I think it's silly to assume we're all alone in the vastness of our universe. Not sure if we've been visited or not but you never know. :)
    lori

    loriwarwick220@yahoo.com

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  20. I'm not sure that the we've been visited or not but there's so many possibilities of things that can happen in this world and things that can't be explained that I wouldn't put it past anything I'm sure some people truly believe that we have been visited I'm not sure if I'm one of them but I wouldn't give up a chance to meet them if there anything like your stories.

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  21. Honestly I do believe that aliens exist and have visited earth. But then again who's to say they aren't real and haven't, just because movies and books depict them as looking one way doesn't mean they don't look the opposite. They could be walking amongst us looking completly human. Although I would have to question them on why they would come to the U.S. Lol after all we went from a semi-peace loving nation to a Miley Cyrus twerk obsessed one lol Rileycontrearez@gmail.com

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  22. Personally, no I don't. My general problem with this is simply: Why are the aliens so much more advanced that us? Are we simply that stupid, that they've been watching us since long before we figured out that we weren't the center of the universe? I don't know if aliens exist, but if they do, I doubt they've discovered us yet either. ;)

    ashley.vanburen[at]gmail[dot]com

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  23. I never used to think about aliens but lately I've been reading about aliens so thy makes me want to believe. They always seem so advanced and it makes us humans look far behind. I would love to meet one and talk about their lives and how they live.

    I love your stories and I don't know how you have any more ideas in your head to continue writing.
    Jay xxjsc929xx@yahoo.com

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  24. I think that there is other life in our universe, and that they more than likely have visited us. But maybe that's just wishful thinking.
    garnet_april13@yahoo.com

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  25. I just realized I forgot to leave my email on my comment.
    katcleve25@gmail.com

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  26. they have they have I know they have. I swear my sister is alien.

    Kayla
    Kcnjdc04@gmail.com

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  27. Yes, they must have at some point in history.

    andrea.antoine@gmail.com

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  28. Hmm. I absolutely think humans are not the only beings in existence, but I'm just unsure if we've had any visitations. It always brings up interesting discussion, though, and I certainly enjoy it in my fiction.

    Thank you for the wonderful giveaway!

    caroaz [at] ymail [dot] com

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  29. I certainly don't believe we are the only living beings in the universe, so it's possible that aliens have visited us already. But we wouldn't know about it. If they're advanced enough to visit us then they are advanced enough to not leave a trace. I doubt that would have evil intentions. They probably just want to explore and learn.
    mccormnj@yahoo.com

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  30. Phoenyxsiren7574@gmail.com

    I think those who believe that we are alone in this world are either limited by narrow minded sight or oblivious to the truth. I think aliens have visited and on a small scale communicated with beings on this planet. By dream or trick of eye or trusting our third eye, I think that some of us have seen things that our minds are too primitive to believe or decypher. There are spirits, ghosts and other outer worldly entities. Aliens are not too far of a stretch. Its all about your suspension of disbelief...

    April

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