by Michael Leon
A naturally gifted ex-national champion and a savant with a computer-like mind compete against the world’s best in the 22nd century’s most popular sport – CUBEBALL – the chess-like, technology-enhanced, snooker of the future where the world stage is dominated by gambling, drugs and massive audiences.
Jules’ gaze emboldened Mickey to reveal his special gift to her. He strode confidently to the cue-ball and lined up one of the most difficult shots in cubeball. Then with little thought, he cracked the cue-ball with a force that matched the passion he was feeling. The curve on the first line was more pronounced than the programmed line set by the computer.
Mickey had struck the perfect shot. Sam and Riley sat staring at the console, mesmerised by what they had just seen and eager to re-capture its perfection on replay. Only champions could play this way and it was clear to all that Mickey was developing into one.
“Fucking incredible,” said Johnnie. His eyes were wide. Filled with awe for Mickey’s skills and expectation with how much he could earn from it.
Mickey didn’t hear his appreciative manager. He didn’t see the small tear that had formed in his kid sister’s admiring eye. His gaze remained on Jules. She brushed her hair back on to her shoulders before resting her slender hands on her hips. Her mouth was wide open, breathing in her excitement for what she had just seen. Then her eyes revealed that there was more to her feelings than that of an adoring fan. Her gaze began to fill with a stirring hunger. Fate was beginning to move into Mickey’s life like an evening moon tide.
AUTHOR Bio and Links:
I worked with national and international organisations as a business analyst in Australia and overseas. I authored many business books analysing the foodservice and food retail industry in Australia, Europe and Asia, as well as agribusiness global trends. I also ran a consultancy business that assisted Australian enterprises to develop new markets in Australia and overseas.
I commenced writing science fiction novels full time in 2009. It was a life-long interest of mine. I have written five novels – all exploring contemporary social issues in future speculative worlds. They are: Shadow Dance; Extinction; Cubeball; Titan Sages and Alive. My novels blend speculative science, new age and poetry. Readers of novels such as Carl Sagan’s Contact would enjoy my novels.
Amazon Kindle: http://www.amazon.com/Cubeball-Michael-Leon-ebook/dp/B016VTRID0
GIVEAWAY INFORMATION and RAFFLECOPTER CODE
Prize for the tour are as follows:
- One randomly chosen winner via rafflecopter will win a $50 Amazon/BN.com gift card.
16 thoughts on “Book Blitz for Cubeball by Michael Leon w/a rafflecopter giveaway!”
I really loved the excerpt, thank you for sharing!
You’re welcome, Dario. Thanks for visiting!
I hope the book does well and catches the eye of a hollywood producer. It would translate to film very well. A very epic and graphically visual storyline.
Hi Sue! Thank you for your feedback. Yes, I do believe this would translate very well to the screen. I did visualise this book more than any other I have written, imagining massive audiences, bold technology and large music scores. Keep your fingers crossed for me!
Sounds like an exciting book! Thank you for the post and the giveaway!
Thank you, Ree! Your support has been wonderful. Best of luck with the giveaway!
Awesome giveaway! Crossing my fingers…
Hi Becky! The very best of luck to you with the giveaway!
Really loved this excerpt.
Hi momjane! It is moment in Mickey’s life that will have ramifications for years to come. Glad you enjoyed it!
I can’t wait to get my hands on this one, sounds like a great book! Thanks for sharing 🙂
Thanks so much, Victoria! I appreciate your support and look forward to your feedback. Best of luck with the giveaway!
Thanks for hosting!
thanks for the giveaway
Thanks, Lee. I hope you check my book out and good luck with the giveaway!
Thank you Harlie’s Books for hosting me today and thanks to Goddess Fish! Wishing everyone good luck in the giveaway!