Gallup, NM (PRWEB) August 20, 2005
Gallup, New Mexico - Author Nicole Givens Kurtz is releasing her much-anticipated fourth novel, ZEPHYR UNFOLDING at Bubonicon 37 in Albuquerque, NM, August 27 Â 29. ZEPHYR UNFOLDING is the sequel to her highly acclaimed novel, BROWNE CANDIDATE.
The novel takes place a year after Aurora, once Browne, escaped the Candidacy. Life amongst the Resistance hasn't brought peaceÂas Aurora, Bain, Ren, and Angel expected and the group is dismayed and disillusioned. However, a surprise attack and abduction changes everything and Ren's second-in-command rank is threatened. He's given a new assignment where he meets with the mayor of Zephyr and must convince him to join the Resistance. But, once Ren reaches the city things arenÂt what they seem and he's falsely charged with a crime he didn't commit. His crew must put their lives, morals, and vows on the line to save him.
This fourth novel is already receiving praise. Author Jeanne Allen, ORPHILION DREAMS, said it "Â is a skillfully-plotted, roller-coaster ride of a story, packed with action and suspense, love and betrayal."
BROWN CANDIDATE, the preceding book in this series received national attention when named a finalist for the 2003 Electronically Published Internet Connection (EPIC) EPPIE Awards honoring electronically published books and the 2002 Dream Realm Awards for Best Science Fiction novel. Givens Kurtz's other novelsÂTHE SOUL CAGES was raved as a "highly imaginative, gripping fantasy," by Jeanne Allen of Knowbetter and A COMPLETE WOMAN, her debut novel, captured romance and mainstream e-book audiences by storm as it reached Book-of-the-Month status within a few weeks of its release and praise from The Romance Readers Connection.
Nicole Givens Kurtz lives in New Mexico and teaches at the University of New Mexico, Gallup. Her short stories have appeared in such noted publications as Anotherealm, Jackhammer Ezine, Dragon Soup, Orpheus Romance and Wild Child Press. She is working on a private eye science fiction series. Visit her website for upcoming events and promotions at http://www.mochamemoirs.com/NGivens.htm.
ZEPHYR UNFOLDING is available now through online retailers or directly from Lulu.com (http://www.lulu.com). ISBN:1-4116-4111-6; Paperback: 224 pages, Retail Price: $12.98