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Featured Title and Giveaway! Embracing Entropy by Jessica Marie Baumgartner

Friday, March 18, 2016
Cover of Embracing Entropy by Jessica Marie Baumgartner, Featured Title and Giveaway, On My Kindle

I was overjoyed when I was asked to participate in the blog tour for Embracing Entropy by Jessica Marie Baumgartner. This is the first time that I have been able to participate in a blog tour, so I am very excited to be a part of it!

Official Blog Tour Banner for Embracing Entropy by Jessica Marie Baumgartner, On My Kindle

Not only do I have the opportunity to share some information about this science fiction/dystopian novel that was just released on March 15th, but I also get to give you a chance to win a free e-copy of the book!

Embracing Entropy Synopsis

As Earth dies, leaving its inhabitants struggling to survive, an alien race offers an unimaginable option: to relocate humans to their own planet on the far end of the universe. The Campbells, one of the last surviving families, quickly realize humanity’s hope for survival may come with a price. Accepting a new way of life, acclimating to a new atmosphere, and trying to fight against a universe that seems set on tearing them apart offers many struggles. Can the Campbell’s make it through, together?

About Jessica Marie Baumgartner

Image of Jessica Marie Baumgartner, author of Embracing Entropy

Jessica is the author of: The Embracing Entropy Series, Siren’s Snare, Tale of Two Bookends, and My Family Is Different. Her stories have been featured in numerous publications such as Everyday Fiction, The Lorelei Signal, Fiction on the Web, The Horror Zine and many others. She is a member of the St. Louis Writer’s Guild and is always weaving new worlds in the webs of her tales. You can check her out at

If I was not really excited about this before, I am now. I am always interested in reading and reviewing books written by fellow Missourians, and Embracing Entropy is a science fiction novel. You know how I love science fiction, and the excerpt of the book is amazing!

Embracing Entropy is available March 15th, On My Kindle

Excerpt of Embracing Entropy

I used to have nightmares about this. I would wake up screaming as they forced me to leave. People giving up; abandoning Mother Earth. The thought alone caused my heart to race, my under arms to sweat.

Here I stand clutching my children, one on each side, as we prepare to be torn away from everything that’s tangible. Before me, a gargantuan structure glares from above. This beast, this ship is supposed to save humanity, or at least what’s left of it.
I’ve lived through mass devastation. It’s hardened me enough. But leaving? It still scares me.

We have no idea what’s out there for us.

My husband has faith in the alien colony that is aiding us. They made contact just in time. Said they had revolutionized their space program and stumbled upon our signal.
I don’t know what I believe.
As the line moves forward, I pull my girls along. They stumble ahead with fright, carrying their backpacks strapped to their bodies. Our packs are the only human luggage allowed on the crowded craft. But that’s not what they’re worried about.

It’s not the new race they fear. Or even the new world. It is the missing presence of their father.

He has his duty. He’ll stay with his men until we pilgrims are secure, then meet up with us in a smaller craft. I’m glad for it. They’ve already had to break up some fights. People get pretty riled up in situations like this. It’s good to have someone who remains behind to keep order for a while, and to try and find any last survivors before leaving.
Finally we’re ascending the dock and I’m able to see our temporary home. It’s nothing like I imagined. The smell is what draws my attention first.

“Eww mommy.” My youngest daughter, Gwen, pinches her nose.

The odiferous enclosure is beyond human comprehension. I’ve smelt plague pits, leaking sewage, the rank smell of sea life left to rot on beaches. Although this isn’t as horrendous, it does make my eyes water. Despite the nausea I’m fighting, I grind my teeth. “Gwen, these people are saving our lives. Don’t insult them.”
I hope that I get a chance to review this book because the excerpt has me hooked.

Additional Information

Embracing Entropy is a printed collection of a series of three novellas. This printed collection includes the novellas By the Stars, Wish for Survival, and Perfect Chaos. The novellas are available in electronic format on Amazon.

By The Stars: Book One of the Embracing Entropy Series
Wish for Survival, Book 2 of Embracing Entropy Series by Jessica Marie Baumgart
Perfect Chaos, Book 3 of Embracing Entropy by Jessica Marie Baumgartner

Embracing Entropy Giveaway

The giveaway ends on March 22nd, so make sure to enter before the giveaway closes! If you are not lucky enough to win a copy of Embracing Entropy, it is okay, you can still purchase it on Amazon.

Good luck, and enjoy!