Friday, September 13, 2013

Blog Tour: Home World by Bonnie Milani

Sci-Fi - Romance
Date Published: 9/15/2013

 Amid the ruins of a post-apocalyptic Waikiki, Jezekiah Van Buren thinks he’s found a way to restore Earth – Home World to the other worlds of the human Commonwealth – to her lost glory. 
Ingenious even by the standards of the genetically enhanced Great Family Van Buren, Jezekiah has achieved the impossible:  he has arranged a treaty that will convert Earth's ancient enemies, the Lupans, to her most powerful allies.  Not only will the treaty terms make  Earth rich again, it will let him escape the Ring that condemns him to be Earth's next ruler.  Best of all, the treaty leaves him free to marry Keiko Yakamoto, the Samuari-trained woman he loves.  Everything’s set.  All Jezekiah has to do is convince his xenophobic sister to accept the Lupan's alpha warlord in marriage. Before, that is, the assassin she's put on his tail succeeds in killing him.  Or the interstellar crime ring called Ho Tong succeed in raising  another rebellion.  Or before his ruling relatives on competing worlds manage to execute him for treason. 
But Jezekiah was bred for politics and trained to rule.  He’s got it all under control. Until his Lupan warlord-partner reaches Earth.  And suddenly these two most powerful men find themselves in love with the same woman.   A woman who just may be the most deadly assassin of them all.

My Review:
Home world is Sci-Fi, but has Dystopian characteristics as well. 

Bonnie Milani has found a way to ensnare readers into her world and connect them with her characters in a way that you feel trapped with them, in a good way. I felt what they felt and I understood their desires and motivations. 

The Romance is superbly done. This is definitely a Sci Fi-ROMANCE. Often times when you get Sci-Fi you don't get too much Romance, as it takes a back seat, bot I  really felt the Romance was front and center, the way I love my Novels. 

Bonnie has taken what might be called the sandwich approach to writing.  She started writing early, winning state-wide writing contests in grammar school, publishing an environmental fairy tale under the aegis of the NJ Board of Education in college.  After earning her M.A. in Communication at Stanford, Bonnie freelanced feature articles for East Coast newspapers and regional magazines, from Mankind and Peninsula to Science Digest as well as how to articles for the late & much lamented fanzine Speculations.  She stopped writing completely after marriage while building a pair of businesses with her husband.  It was only with the successive deaths of each member of her family that she reclaimed her love of story-telling.  Home World is the result.
Today, Bonnie lives with her husband of thirty-six years in Los Angeles.  She is still a full-time benefits broker, specializing in employee benefits for entrepreneurs and micro-businesses. 

1 comment:

  1. This is just SO COOL! Check out this great review of 'Home World'!