Saturday, March 30, 2013

DiSemblance by Shanae Branham Book Tour ~ Excerpt & 5 Star Review

Shanae Branham

Genre:  Techno-thriller (
Subgenres: Sci-fi, suspense, mystery, paranormal

ISBN: ISBN-10: 1477527761
ISBN-13: 978-1477527764

Number of pages:  272 pages
Word Count:  55, 894
Book Description:

Jason Tanner lives between two worlds. Problem is, only one is real.
 As a computer prodigy, Jason has spent his life with limited social contact due to his father’s secretive work on a hologram machine that can create digital immortality. When his father is murdered and framed as the Comfort Killer, Jason is targeted as the killer’s new fall guy. Having spent much of his youth living in the virtual world his father created, he must now go on the run if he is going to save himself, his brother, and the beautiful girl next door.

An exciting, action-packed ride to a future happening today, Shanae Branham's modern techno thriller is the perfect exhilarating adrenaline rush for a technosavvy generation. Expertly weaving cutting-edge technology with almost unbearable suspense, she crafts a wild, white-knuckled thriller that pushes the boundaries of science. Full of intensity and extraordinary vision, DiSemblance attacks the senses as it challenges the mind and imagination.

“Branham does a brilliant job creating suspense….She ramps up the tension by keeping readers guessing over the identities of Jason’s foes and about how Jason’s situation ties in with the hunt for the killer.”

“Jason’s love for his father and his motivation to find out what happened to him are particularly refreshing.”

“The characters of Jason and Isaac are … cool enough to rise to the occasion … making readers feel like they are rooting for real young men.”~  Jill Allen, Clarion Review (4 Stars)

Short Excerpt

The lines between reality and virtual reality are about to blur—and the result is murder.
Lloyd Tanner is a former MIT computer physics genius turned private sector visionary: he has created a hologram machine that can create digital immortality. This revolutionary technology is both a blessing and a curse. There are many who would steal the technology, and Lloyd’s family has had to live secluded from the world. But no matter how careful you are, there is no such thing as a well-kept secret, and there are those who will stop at nothing to get their hands on Lloyd’s.
Detective Bruce Durante has been handed the case of the Comfort Killer, a serial killer so named because he abducts terminally ill patients and returns their corpses to their families in refrigerated coffins. Picking up the trail, Durante finds it leading straight to the home of Lloyd Tanner.
When Jason Tanner’s father is murdered and framed as the Comfort Killer, Jason destroys all of the evidence in an attempt to save his father’s name. Trouble is, now Jason is in the crosshairs to become the fall guy. Having spent much of his youth living in the virtual world his father created, he must now go on the run for real if he is going to save himself, his brother, and the beautiful girl next door. But the secrets of his father’s invention run deep and Jason, his brother Isaac, Boston, the Comfort Killer, and Detective Durante hurtle towards one another on a deadly collision course that leaves everyone’s life hanging in the balance.

About the Author:

I am a professional writer with a bachelor's degree in creative writing and a minor in grammar. I have also attended several years of classes and workshops in screenplay writing at the Los Angeles Screenplay writer's Expo.

I love suspense thrillers and am a master at plot and character development. I enjoy stories with happy endings. I promise all my readers that when they put one of my books down or walk away from one of my movies, they will be enthused with excitement and joy. This does not mean there will not be some sad parts, because you have to feel the bitter in order to understand the sweet.

I was born and raised in a small town in Idaho. I am the second out of six children. When I was in my early 20's my mother was killed by a drunk driver. This one incident drastically changed my life. I have always had a passion for reading and writing fiction. Owing to a life long struggle with Dyslexia, early teachers discouraged me from pursuing a career in writing.

As I have spent over twenty years wrestling with my language disabilities-turning them into professional writing skills, God has honed my insatiable passion into an incredible vision.

My Christian upbringing has instilled within me the belief that "...with God nothing shall be impossible" (Luke 1:37). This has sustained me through the hard times. Because of my language disability, I have had to learn the structure of the English language like other people learn math - building block upon building block.

I am grateful for this experience because it developed in me a skill and love for diagramming sentences, which unfortunately is becoming a lost art.

I want my life to be a living testament that with God's help anyone can achieve their worthwhile dreams. What God requires is the humility to change, a childlike teach-ability to learn, and the patience and persistence to practice and work until their weaknesses are transformed into strengths.

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My DiSemblance Review

Wow, this book really can hook you in after you get into it, and it doesn’t take too long either. I am not really one to read the techno-thriller type books much, but have to say I did enjoy this one.

I found it to be really well written, and it kept me engaged and turning the pages of my kindle fast. The story is very interesting and the characters are well written, especially Jason and Bruce, who we get to see from their point of views.

It had that almost Star Trek vibe to it, but not in space, but in the technology of it, kindof. I ended up letting my mind think of it as fantasy, instead of trying to grasp the science of the technology, lol, it made my head hurt to think too hard on it. Just like when I read those time travel books, the technology, just goes over my head, but I still enjoy them, as I did this one.

When reading this book, you wonder what is real for the characters and what is not. But it’s not really confusing or anything, it’s the way it is supposed to be, I think.

It’s written like a mystery, and you follow detective Bruce Durante and Jason Tanner, while they are searching for the real Comfort Killer. I love seeing it from both of their eyes. It’s cool how one sees the real world and the other one is seeing an alternate one at times. What I loved is when the two collide and the truth comes out and we get a huge shock at which is actually the real world. The end will really shock you when you find out why the killer is killing its victims.

Overall I loved it, didn’t like Boston so much, to me, she is not very essential to the story, but that’s just me I guess.

I highly recommend this to anyone who likes a great mystery with some techno-thriller in there.

5 out of 5 stars for me. Give it a try!

I was provided a copy of this book by the author for my honest review.

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