When Planets Fall: Guest Post and Giveaway

When Planets Fall
Abby J. Reed
(Stars Fall Circle #1)
Published by: Soul Mate Publishing
Publication date: April 12th 2017
Genres: Fantasy, Science Fiction, Young Adult

“In this richly imagined start to a new sci-fi series, Reed brings optimism to the goal of solving entrenched violence in a galaxy far, far away . . . A propulsive, sharply crafted tale about a planetary war.” -Kirkus Reviews

Breaker’s home is cleaved by blood. The three tribes on the planet Scarlatti, whose only difference is their blood color, each want to exploit Breaker’s valley for themselves. The feudal tension has already claimed red-blood Breaker’s leg and his older brother. Now all this 18-year old wants is to maintain the tenuous peace in order to keep his little ‘stroid of a brother alive. Malani, a red-blood raised blue, is a kidnapped POW and only wants to return to her adoptive home with her dangerous blue secrets. Luka, a red-blood stewing for trouble, wants to right wrongs done to his family and bath his home in justice.

All three intersect when Breaker discovers a wrecked starship and is given seven days by the green-bloods to fix and hand it over as a weapon. Breaker must decide if aiding his enemies is worth the home he knows and his family’s life. War is coming. And war respects no boundaries. And war leaves no survivors.

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Top 3 Favorite Writing Places:

Because I have Chronic Migraine, leaving my house to write someplace cool is really difficult for me. There’s a lot of outside stimuli I can’t control that my brain instantly interprets as pain. Instead, I’ve built places within my house that work for both writing and migraining! So here are my top 3 places to write and why:

1. My office.

I always need a clean desk in order to write. A messy desk means my brain is messy and I can’t create when my thoughts aren’t organized! There’s a giant board above my desk where I’ve pinned inspiring quotes and pictures—all the things that give me little creative nudges. I love looking at it when I’m creatively stuck. I even have a massive lounge chair where I can take a nap mid writing session! Plus, I can close all the shades and turn my office into a vamp cave whenever my brain is hyper light-sensitive. It’s the perfect set up for an author with Chronic Migraine.

2. My loft.

I have this random loft in my house that I transformed into an art studio. I have a really comfy, really ugly chair up there (seriously. It has this purple floral pattern my mom thought was cool twenty years ago) along with a keyboard, easels, canvas, and way too much splattered paint. Just sitting up here makes my soul happy. So sometimes I’ll nestle in and type away, surrounded by color and texture.

3. My mini library.

I grew up in California. Nobody cares what size fork or spoon you use for meals. Nobody has a fancy-pancy dish set. And nobody has a formal living room. So when I moved into a house, I had no idea what to do with this entire extra room sitting by the front door. Why have a room you’re never going to use? Solution? Turn it into a library! Now, anytime I need a cozy spot to read or write while surrounded by great works of literature, I go to this room. I tend to do most of my writing research in here, curled up and surrounded by books Belle-style.


When I do feel good enough to get out the house, I really enjoy writing at my local indie bookstore. Again, being surrounded by great books is an amazing feeling. Then I can also wander the aisles while taking a break. There’s something so comforting about running your fingers along all the spines.

Confession: this option is really bad for my budget. I almost always end up walking out with out least two new books.

Thanks so much for having me today!


Author Bio:

Abby J. Reed writes young adult science fiction and fantasy novels that ask what if. She has a degree in English Writing and is drawn to characters with physical limitations due to her own neurological disorder called Chronic Migraine. Her debut novel, WHEN PLANETS FALL, will be published in April 2017 by Soul Mate Publishing.
Abby lives in Colorado with her husband and two fluffy pups. If her hands aren’t on the keyboard, they are stained purple and blue with paint. Find her online at http://www.abbyjreed.com.

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