Thursday, January 17, 2019

Inner Diverse by Nina Munteanu - Audio Book Tour + Giveaway

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Author: Nina Munteanu

Narrator: Dawn Harvey

Series: The Splintered Universe Trilogy, Book 2

Length: 12 hours 35 minutes

Publisher: Iambik Audio Inc.

Genre: Science Fiction


Detective Rhea Hawke continues her quest for truth and justice in a world that is not what it seems. Rhea's search takes her to the far reaches of the known universe from the Weeping Mountains of Horus to the blistering deserts of Upsilon 3. Amidst the turmoil of an imminent extra-galactic war, Rhea holds the key even as those she trusts betray her. No one is what they seem...

This is Book 2 of the Splintered Universe series.
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Nina Munteanu is a Canadian ecologist and novelist. Her novels include: Collision with Paradise; The Cypol; Angel of Chaos; Darwin’s Paradox; The Splintered Universe Trilogy; and The Last Summoner. In addition to eight novels, she has authored award-winning short stories, articles and non-fiction books, which were reprinted and translated into several languages throughout the world. Recognition for her work includes the Midwest Book Review Reader’s Choice Award, finalist for Foreword Magazine’s Book of the Year Award, the SLF Fountain Award, and The Delta Optimist Reviewers Choice Award. Nina's latest non-fiction book—“Water Is…” a scientific study and personal journey as limnologist, mother, teacher and environmentalist—was picked by Margaret Atwood in the NY Times as her #1 choice in the 2016 ‘The Year in Reading’.

Nina is a member of SF Canada. Much of Nina’s work is on the environment and sustainability, examining the role and evolution of humanity in the context of nature and technology. Her upcoming novel “A Diary in the Age of Water”, a near-future dystopia that explores the socio-political intrigues of water shortage in Canada, will be released in 2019.

Nina regularly publishes reviews and essays in magazines such as The New York Review of Science Fiction and Strange Horizons. She has been staff or guest writer for several online and print magazines or newspapers including Amazing Stories, Clarion, Niverville Citizen, and CBC Canada Writes. Nina co-edits Europa SF, a European speculative magazine. She was assistant editor-in-chief of Imagikon, a Romanian speculative magazine, and currently edits for Grimoire Books, USA, and Future Fiction, Italy. She has also served as acquisition editor of several anthologies such as “Water” (Reality Skimming Press) and “My Canada” (IOWI). Nina was interviewed or an invited speaker on topics to do with science & climate change, eco-fiction, writing and publishing at: The Globe and Mail, CUIT Radio, Delta Optimist, the Editors’ Association, Gazeta SF, Mississauga News, Impakter, Langley Times, THAT Channel, Observatorul, Planet S, Speculating Canada, Times Colonist, The Commentary, World Poetry Café, Wonderville, CanCon, and When Words Collide, among others. Nina was the science fiction writing Guest of Honour at Limestone Genre Expo in 2016.

Nina has taught writing since 2005 and currently lectures at George Brown College and the University of Toronto. She has been a writing coach and editor since 2005 and has worked with novice and established writers toward successful publication. Her books on writing “The Fiction Writer: Get Published, Write Now!” and “The Journal Writer” (Starfire) are used in universities worldwide. They were translated into Romanian and published by Editura Paralela 45.
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Narrator Bio

Dawn is an actress, singer, voiceover artist, and writer. She has narrated just under 50 audiobooks and is the recipient of both Earphone and SOVAS Awards for her audiobook work. Dawn lives in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, holds both Bachelors and Masters of Law degrees, is the mother of three adult children and shares her life with Dani, the most perfect dog in the world!

Dawn has been performing for as long as she has been able to walk, talk and sing. Her first memory is of being 5 years old, waiting on top of a hill with her family for the fireworks to begin and entertaining the hill full of audience members by dancing and singing “We’ll Sing in the Sunshine”, a song that had been released by Gale Garnett only a week earlier.
A stage and film actress for decades, Dawn began her voiceover career over a dozen years ago. Dawn’s voice has been described as rich, warm, smooth, soothing, calming, sultry, confident, and comforting. Specializing in narration, e-learning, animation and audiobooks, Dawn’s years of acting training enable her to bring characters, their voices and their stories to life. Dawn’s love of learning new accents and developing new characters results in the growth of her portfolio year over year. Dawn’s equal love of learning in general (how many actresses do you know who hold a Masters of Law degree? It might be a sickness, really) has resulted in her acquiring extensive training in acting for film, stage and voiceover over the years and to this day. This, in addition to her years of classical singing, musical theater and dance training, combined with her love of play and fascination with the human psyche (her undergraduate training is a combination of theatre, psychology and oil and gas management), allow her to continually create authentic characters, unique to a project’s requirements.
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Rhea’s Proverbs:
Part of her liberal use of sarcasm, Rhea Hawke is known for using Earth proverbs when she confronts a challenging adversary or situation…
Outer Diverse:
  • “Talking without thinking is like shooting without aiming” Old Chinese proverb
  • “Don’t open a shop unless you know how to smile.” Jewish proverb
  • “Don’t chase a dog into a blind alley—it might snap at you.” Chinese proverb
  • “The person who says it cannot be done should not interrupt the person doing it.” old Chinese proverb
  • “After victory, tighten your helmet chord.” Japanese proverb
  • “The afternoon knows what the morning never suspected.” Old Swedish proverb
  • “A hunting dog will eventually lose its life on the mountain.” Chinese proverb
  • “First rule of engagement: never underestimate your enemy, especially if she’s human.” Rhea’s proverb
  • “When you go up to the mountain often, you will eventually encounter the tiger.” Chinese proverb
Inner Diverse:
  • “They will eat the fruit of their ways and be filled with the fruit of their schemes.” Proverbs, Bible
  • “Dress the monkey in silk and it is still a monkey.” Argentinian proverb
  • “A drowning man is not troubled by rain.” Persian proverb
  • “Under a ragged coat lies wisdom.” Romanian proverb
  • “Who flatters you has either cheated you or hopes to do so.” Romanian proverb
  • “You can’t pick up two watermelons with one hand.” Persian proverb
Metaverse:
  • “There are many paths to the top of the mountain, but the view is always the same.” Chinese proverb
  • “Knowledge is learning something every day. Wisdom is letting go of something every day.” Zen proverb
  • “The acts of this life are the destiny of the next.” Eastern proverb
  • “Never cut what can be untied.” Portugese proverb
  • “A little help is better than a lot of pity.” Celtic proverb
  • “What a fool does in the end, the wise man does in the beginning. “Italian proverb
  • “Be careful what you wish for; you’re apt to get it.” Chinese proverb
  • “She who has been bitten by a snake fears a piece of string.” Persian proverb
  • “He who wants a rose must respect the thorn.” Persian proverb
  • “A beautiful thing is never perfect.” Egyptian proverb
  • “Good soyka should be black like the devil, hot like hell, and sweet like a kiss.” Hungarian proverb
  • “The night hides a world, but reveals a universe.” Persian proverb
  • “The difficult is done at once, the impossible takes a little longer.” French proverb
  • “If you can’t dance, you’ll say the drumming is poor.” Jamaican proverb
  • “A cat pent up becomes a lion.” Italian proverb
  • “It’s not enough to know to ride; you must also know how to fall.” Mexican proverb
  • “Each of us must sometimes play the fool.” Yiddish proverb
  • “The only Zen you find at the top of the mountain is the Zen you bring with you.” Zen proverb
  • “Beauty without virtue is like a rose without scent.” Swedish proverb
  • “After the game, the king and the pawn go into the same box.” Italian proverb
  • “Call on God, but row away from the rocks.” Indian proverb


Giveaway
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2 comments:

  1. Thanks for the showcase! Rhea thanks you with a smile: "A heartfelt smile gives warmth enough for three winters." Many thanks!

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