Fertility Pirates Juniper Grove Book Tour

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Title:   Fertility Pirates
Series:  The Abraham Project, Book 1
Author:  Lynn Donovan
Published:  December 4th, 2015
Publisher:   Third Rise Publication
Genre:  Speculative Fiction

Synopsis:  Six hundred lightyears away, a dying civilization cries out in desperation. On Earth, a small band of faithful missionaries commit to bring reproductive technologies and the Christian gospel. The Abraham Project includes scientists, medical personnel, humanitarians, and philanthropist Austin Abraham.

But, piracy taints the mission and the self-sacrificing soldiers of God are trapped—until one is smuggled back to Earth.

Kita and Molly, daughters of Pastor Levi Jacobsen, react to the commission with polar responses—one goes, one stays. When Kita mysteriously returns sterile and claiming things that are impossible, Molly goes undercover. Can she disguise her lack of faith well enough to fake a missionary spirit or will she blow her cover?

Dr. Deuce Abraham, Kita’s doctor after her return, is the last person Molly trusts. How can she possibly, he’s Austin Abraham’s son? Worst yet, he has joined the next pilgrimage. The very one she is on as a covert operative. He has legitimate reasons for going, but how can she believe anything he says? Should she rely on her tried and true gut instincts, or her stupid “gift of discernment”?

With no back up, one inside mole, and a mysterious contact, can she end this cradle of deception? Or will she lose everything, including her own fertility?
Author Interview

What was the inspiration for your story?

I have several author friends who write speculative fiction, I love sci fi (Star Wars, Star Trek, etc.) I challenged myself to take a leap of faith and move away from ghost stories and write a Spec Fic story. It took me three years to get it to where I felt it was right. Fertility Pirates is the result.

What kept you going throughout the writing process?

That’s hard to explain. It’s a driving force within my brain. When I get a story brewing in my head, I keep coming back to it until I write it down even if its only in a draft form or just a scene.

Who is your most meaningful character and why?

Molly. She is the prodigal son (daughter) who is left behind, does what is expected of her, but doesn’t really agree with the parents. She has a lot to deal with and then she has to go where she never wanted to go in order to save her nephew, and help the people who seem to be abandoned by the project they believed in. Bravery is defined as doing something inspire of your fear. Molly does that and grows in character as a result. That’s why she is my favorite character.

Can we expect to hear more from these characters in the near future?

Oh Yes. I’m working on the Sequel to Fertility Pirates, Cloned Choas. Molly, Deuce, Lilly Lupus, and Levi, Sarah, and Kita Jacobsen will all be present.

How has this story touched your life?

This story was my challenge to myself to write a Spec Fic. It took me three years of start and stops but I finally got it to a publishable state. I’m very proud of this book and can’t wait to write the sequel.

What motivated you to start writing?

I’ve wanted to write for over 30 years. I finally got to a season to where I had time and space to begin. So I did. With the help of an online critique group I learned and grew as a writer. The results is The Wishing Well Curse and it’s two sequels.


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Excerpt for Fertility Pirates by Lynn Donovan:
Molly jumped when the heavy metal doors broke open. A man in a white lab coat stepped through. What hair he had on his head was mottled grey and white. He scanned the waiting area, touched his comm link, and zeroed in on Molly.
Molly swallowed and watched the man approach her. She was frozen in place.
“Ms. Jacobsen?” he asked unnecessarily.
“Yes.” She squeezed the word out of her restricting throat. Suddenly, tears stung her eyes. Fear, relief, anxiety—all three fought for their place in her conscious mind.
“Can we sit?” The man gently guided her elbow.
Molly nodded. Not so gracefully, she collapsed in the chair. Her nerves were shot and her legs had held her as long as they could.
“Ms. Jacobsen, your sister has suffered a…cognitive cessation.”
Molly tilted her head as her right eyebrow shot up. “A what?”
“Well, we’re not sure, yet. We don’t know exactly what has happened. Your sister arrived here in hibernation. When we reversed the state, she…” he looked down as if he were searching for something on the floor, “…became hysterical.”
“Hysterical?” Molly struggled to understand. Was he being cryptic on purpose?
“Yes, we had to sedate her. She’s conscious, but heavily sedated. I—I wanted you to know before we transfer her to a healing facility.”
“A healing facility!” Molly repeated, dumbfounded. She sent out a quick twin-scan. Nothing.
“Yes,” the healer’s attention suddenly focused on Molly’s face, “Are-are you all right, Ms. Jacobsen?”
“Um, yes, I—it’s just that, she’s my twin. But I can’t feel her.” Molly tried. Could he possibly understand?
“Ah, yes, well she’s heavily sedated, as I said. We hope to learn more when we get her to the healing facility.”
“Will you be attending her healing?”
“Yes. Forgive me, I’m Dr. Polaris.” He bowed his head slightly. The ancient ritual of shaking hands had long since been discouraged. It had simply gone out of style. It still felt awkward to Molly not to shake a person’s hand. Her grandmother was a stickler for manners. Dogmatically, she had taken this ritual to her grave.
“Dr. Polaris? Well—thank you, Doctor,” she stammered.
“There—there’s one other thing.” The doctor ran his hand through his hair on the back of his head like he was trying to rub something that was irritating his scalp.
Molly stared at him until he looked back into her eyes.
“She—your sister has attached herself to—I don’t know how to explain this.”
“Just say it, Doctor,” Molly snarled.
“Well,” he continued to run his hand through his grey hair, “she clings…to a doll.”
“What?”
“A doll, Ms. Jacobsen. She clings to a doll. She insists it’s her child.”

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About the Author:

Lynn Donovan spends her days chasing after her muses, trying to get them to settle down long enough to write down their words and actions. The results have produced short stories published in anthologies, full-length novels and one novella.
Lynn enjoys reading and writing Christian fiction, paranormal, and speculative fiction. But you never know what her muses will come up with for a story, so you could see a novel under any given genre. All that can be said is keep your eyes open, cause these muses are not sitting still for long! Oops, there they go again…


Giveaway Details:
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  • A signed, print copy of Fertility Pirates


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