Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Blog Tour: Shattered Minds by Laura Lam (Guest Post + Giveaway)

(Check out the full schedule of the Blog Tour HERE)

Adult, Thriller, Fantasy, Science Fiction
Publication.Date:June 15, 2017
Published By:  Tor Books
Website:Laura Lam

Shattered Minds on Goodreads
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She can uncover the truth, if she defeats her demons

Ex-neuroscientist Carina struggles with a drug problem, her conscience, and urges to kill. She satisfies her cravings in dreams, fuelled by the addictive drug ‘Zeal’. Now she’s heading for self-destruction – until she has a vision of a dead girl.

Sudice Inc. damaged Carina when she worked on their sinister brain-mapping project, causing her violent compulsions. And this girl was a similar experiment. When Carina realizes the vision was planted by her old colleague Mark, desperate for help to expose the company, she knows he’s probably dead. Her only hope is to unmask her nemesis – or she’s next.

To unlock the secrets Mark hid in her mind, she’ll need a group of specialist hackers. Dax is one of them, a doctor who can help Carina fight her addictions. If she holds on to her humanity, they might even have a future together. But first she must destroy her adversary – before it changes us and our society, forever.


“Riveting.” ―F. Paul WilsonNew York Times bestselling author

“A multilayered, suspenseful thriller, False Hearts explores themes of identity and power in a breakneck plot that keeps the pages turning.” ―Ilana C. Myer, author of Last Song Before Night

“An ingenious premise, and Laura Lam executes it flawlessly. Gritty and wise, your own pulse will be racing as you get caught up in this exciting tale.” ―Robert J. Sawyer, Hugo Award-winning author of Red Planet Blues

“A taut futuristic thriller, set in a San Francisco where everybody is beautiful... and nobody is exceptional. Two unusual sisters are caught in a war for control of a society that quietly suffocates its outsiders, rebels, and the damaged. Taema and Tila are all three, and their strange past and unique bond make False Hearts a difficult book to put down.” ―A. M. Dellamonica, author of Child of a Hidden Sea

“A smart debut from someone who's clearly got what it takes.” ―Peter F. Hamilton, author of the Commonwealth Saga

Guest Post:

A genie grants you three writing-related wishes: what are they and why?

We may as well reach for the stars here, as they are wishes, after all!

1. To really have my work connect with readers on a larger scale. So far, I’m an author that tends to get good reviews and has a smallish but very loyal reader base. It’s not like I expect to sell Gone Girl levels of books or anything, but I would like to know that if I have an event, I’m unlikely to be the only person there. I’d like to know that there’s a ready audience out there excited to read what I put out, that I’m entertaining people and making them happy. If we’re wishing for the stars, consistently being a bestseller would be amazing. But it’s not something I expect or feel I am owed. I’m OK with slowly and steadily building my readership.

2. To banish (most of) my writer self-doubt. I write fairly quickly (so far in 2017 I’ve written around 145,000 words of fiction and nonfiction), but I’d write more and better if I wasn’t constantly terrified. I procrastinate in very creative ways before I settle down and actually get the words on the page. I wouldn’t want to lose all of that fear, as then I might not work as hard to make my books the best they can be. A little bit of fear is good for you. But I’d like to not be as frozen with self-doubt.

3. To get all the books I have in my head out into the world. I currently have a queue of about ten I want to write, with glimmers of ideas that might become more. Nothing excites me more than that initial buzz of the idea, or that moment when I hold the book in my hands for the first time. I have so many stories I want to share with people, and I hope I can do that.

And, you know, I wouldn’t say no to a film or a TV sow based on my work :)

About the Author:

Laura Lam was born in the late eighties and raised near San Francisco, California, by two former Haight-Ashbury hippies. Both of them encouraged her to finger-paint to her heart’s desire, colour outside the lines, and consider the library a second home. This led to an overabundance of daydreams.
After studying literature and creative writing at university, she relocated to Scotland to be with her husband, a boy she met online when they were teenagers and he insulted her taste in books and she insulted his right back. She almost blocked him but is glad she didn’t. She is now a dual citizen, but at times she misses the sunshine.
While working a variety of jobs from filing and photocopying endlessly at a law firm to library assistant to corporate librarian, she began writing in earnest. Her first book, Pantomime, the first book in the Micah Grey series, was released in 2013, which was a Scottish Book Trust Teen Book of the Month, won the Bisexual Book Award, was listed a Top Ten Title for the American Library Association List, and was nominated for several other awards. Robin Hobb says “Pantomime by Laura Lam took me into a detailed and exotic world, peopled by characters that I’d love to be friends with . . . and some I’d never want to cross paths with.” The sequel, Shadowplay, followed in 2014, as well as several the Vestigial Tales, self-published short stories and novellas set in the same world. The third book in the series, Masquerade, will follow in 2017.
Her newest book is False Hearts, a near-future thriller released in June 2016 by Tor/Macmillan and in three other languages. Peter F. Hamilton calls False Hearts “a strong debut from someone who’s clearly got what it takes.” Another thriller, Shattered Minds, will be released in 2017.
She is still hiding from sunshine in Scotland and writing more stories.


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