Thursday, February 7, 2019

*Book Tour & Giveaway* Godeena by Stjepan Varesevac-Cobets-GUEST POST

by Stjepan Varesevac-Cobets
Genre: SciFi Adventure

Major Henry Broncon miraculously survives a battle with Ansker soldiers on the planet Morad. He is found under a pile of corpses, the only survivor; his best friend and the whole of his brigade remain in the field of death. Broncon is fully acquitted, receives a medal for bravery and is promoted to the rank of Brigadier, but he cannot forgive himself and he feels responsible for falling into the Ansker trap.

Shortly after, the Anskers are beaten and the war ends. The winning terrestrial colonies receive ownership of a system called Naude, comprised of various planets including Godeena. On the surface of Godeena, there is a huge, completely preserved but uninhabited city that scientists have named the Absolute. Analysis of the city reveals no signs of life. A team of scientists is sent to investigate what has happened to the people and animals of Absolute. A few days later the team is attacked and contact with the scientists is lost. The General Staff sends two teams of Special Forces to find out what has happened to the expedition but they also disappear, leaving no trace.

The Commander of the General Staff, General Hensell, is personally involved with the mystery. He requests Brigadier Henry Broncon to gather a unit, composed of the worst inmates from the inescapable prison, Hades, to investigate what is happening on Godeena. Henry accepts this task and collects 17 prisoners, each with unique skills. Among them is Maria, who possesses enormous psychic powers and has a wicked second personality called Kir.

The unusual team of criminals, led by Broncon, travels to Godeena to discover what terrors await them there.

Stjepan Varesevac-Cobets was born on 12 September 1965 in Split, Croatia. He lives and works in Kastel Sucurac, where he finished his elementary and secondary schooling.

At a very young age, he started reading and loved it because, through books, he traveled to places he could never visit in person. As a child, he loved fairy tales and adventure but later discovered other genres. When he found a Jules Verne book in the library, he became fascinated by science fiction. He has been writing poetry for fifteen years and has started writing science fiction. Lately, he has also written children's fairy tales and fables.

He has published, in Croatia, "An Opened Heart" in 2002, "The Sleepy Way" in 2005, and "Love" in 2006. On Amazon he has published the poetry collections "The Child of Happiness" in 2015, science fiction novel "Godeena" in 2015, the science fiction short story "Butterfly" in 2016, the poetry collection "When the moon takes over the dream: Love Poetry" in 2016, and in 2017 the poetry collection "The Flaming Horses: Collection of poetry". He also translated his new Sci-Fi novel "The Dream of the Forest".

What is something unique/quirky about you?
I'm making stories, I guess it's a kind of uniqueness.
Tell us something really interesting that's happened to you!
I became father in forty and it makes me happy.
What are some of your pet peeves?
I have a cat, Leo, dog ńĆupko and goldfish who does not fulfill the wishes.
Where were you born/grew up at?
Split, Croatia.
If you knew you'd die tomorrow, how would you spend your last day?
With my family and friends.
Who is your hero and why?
Ordinary people who survive every day.
What kind of world ruler would you be?
Honest and fair. Definitely everyone would get awards on merit, but all those who would do evil would certainly be punished. In the end we all have to respond to our actions whether they are good or evil.
What are you passionate about these days?
This is now the holiday season and everything is in that spirit.
What do you do to unwind and relax?
Read the book or if I'm very tired to play the game on my computer.
How to find time to write as a parent?
I do not even know how to do that.
Describe yourself in 5 words or less!
Dreamer, Adventurer, Questioner, Husband and Father
When did you first consider yourself a writer?
I still do not consider myself a complete writer. This is my hobby.
Do you have a favorite movie?
I'm a movie lover and there are too many movies to list.
Which of your novels can you imagine made into a movie?
I would love if they were both my novels made into a movie, but that's just my dreams.
What literary pilgrimages have you gone on?
At the fairs book in my neighborhood, I love books.
As a writer, what would you choose as your mascot/avatar/spirit animal?

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