Catalyst by S.J. Kincaid, book blast & giveaway

Hi, everyone, it’s Sher here with a book blast for Catalyst by S.J. Kincaid. I was curious to see if this book was anything like another book with the same title by one of my favorite classic SF authors, Alan Dean Foster. But the cover made me think, not so much. There’s no cat.

Instead, the blurb sounds more along the lines of Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card, another favorite. Yes, I have a lot of favorites. And plenty of others I didn’t like. This looks like one I’d like. Otherwise, I wouldn’t post the blast. So let’s get to it.


About the book:

Published: 28 October 2014
Format: Hardback 432 pages
See: Full bibliographic data
Categories: Fiction General Adventure Science Fiction
ISBN 13: 9780062093059 ISBN 10: 0062093053


The explosive conclusion to the series reviewers have likened to Ender’s Game and “Hogwarts-in-Space”

This exhilarating, explosive, and heartrending conclusion to the Insignia trilogy brings Tom and his intelligent, passionate, and brave young friends stunning tests and dangerous confrontations and through to an impossible future they could never have predicted.

Tom Raines and his friends are eager to return to the Pentagonal Spire to continue training for the elite Intrasolar Forces, but they soon discover troubling changes: strict new regulations and the revelation that the Spire is under new military control. What begins as an irritating adjustment soon reveals a dangerous shift in reality. Those now in control are aligned with corporate sponsors and their ruthless agendas. And when the military academy begins welcoming new cadets with suspicious neural processors, the first step in a plan with horrifying worldwide ramifications, Tom is desperate to stop it, even if that means keeping secrets from his closest allies.

Then a mysterious figure, the other ghost in the machine, begins fighting against the corporations, but with methods even Tom finds shocking. And when the enemy comes for Tom, how much can Tom endure in the battle to save himself? He must decide if he can still fight when the odds of success seem to be sliding from his grip.


S.J. Kincaid was born in Alabama, grew up in California, and attended high school in New Hampshire, but it was while living beside a haunted graveyard in Scotland, that she realized that she wanted to be a writer. Her debut, Insignia, came out in July of 2012. The second book in the series, Vortex came out in July of 2013. The final book in the INSIGNIA trilogy will come out in Fall of 2014.


Giveaway is open to International. | Must be 13+ to Enter


3 Winners will receive a Copy of CATALYST by S.J. Kincaid.

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