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BOOK MARKS: New Release Today – TRIAL RUN by Thomas Locke

August 4, 2015

Trial-Run-Thomas-LockeI'm thrilled to be part of the street team for Davis Bunn, who also writes speculative fiction as Thomas Locke. Today, his new book TRIAL RUN is out! Here is the teaser:

Where does perception end and reality begin?

Can your mind actually cause something to happen in the “real” world?

What happens when we throw out our conception of the limits of space and time?

When science, government, and big business clash, who will ultimately have control of our information, our privacy, and even our very thoughts?

One thing remains clear:

What you don’t know can kill you.

Personally, I think the book is far more interesting than the above promo copy makes it sound. 🙂 It's all of the above plus some really interesting characters who make you want to know what in the heck they're doing and why! You can read a free sample of Trial Run here. There is even a video trailer for the book! And here is the review I wrote on Amazon:

I was hooked on the concept as soon as I read the short story prequel, Double Edge. I'm a complete neuroscience nerd and love the fringe science intertwined with known science in this story. The characters are all different and compelling, and you really get into why everyone is doing what they're doing. Maybe the bad guys are a little too “bad-guy-like” but the other two groups of people make up for it.

By the last page of chapter 32 (almost halfway through the book), I was gasping at what I thought was happening! New and different and really exciting concepts!

The reason I gave it four stars instead of five was that it seemed to me – just my opinion – that the excitement kind of leveled off. It kept getting more intense till about three-quarters through, and then seemed to be the same level of excitement to the end. It was good but… I like it better when it just keeps getting worse until the last few pages, and you can't stand not knowing what's going to happen. Also, there were some things brought up in the story that were SUPER INTERESTING and you didn't get a good explanation, just an okay explanation, like you would find out more in the next book. I know it's a series, but I like a book to feel finished to me, and I felt there were a few things left out.

All that to say, I LOVE this kind of psychological thriller! And I definitely want to read the next book! I've got to know what happens next! Haha!! I hope you like it, too. 🙂

Note: I received a complimentary copy of this book from Revell in exchange for my honest review.DoubleEdgeQuoteGraphic_02-700x366

Double Edge is a free short story prequel, so you should definitely check it out. They also wrote better promo copy for it.  🙂

Discover how it all began in this explosive prequel to Trial Run

There isn’t much that can throw Charlie Hazard off balance. But the mystery woman with the striking eyes and the intense request to follow her—now—just might accomplish it.

Knowing little more than her beautiful name, Charlie leaves his post as a guard at the Satellite Beach community center for what he thinks is just another risk-containment job.

But Gabriella, an experimental psychologist, has far more in store for him than protection duty—if the two of them survive the test.

Leave behind your perceptions of what is possible and race into the unknown corridors of human consciousness in this breakneck prequel to Thomas Locke’s Trial Run. Click here http://tlocke.com/fault-lines/ to download “Double Edge,” free from your favorite online bookseller.

And if you're interested, this is my review of Double Edge:

I just finished this psychological neuroscience thriller and I can't wait to read more! Thank goodness this short story is just the prequel to Thomas Locke's new book, Trial Run, which is waiting on my bedside table. (Is it bedtime yet? Please say yes so I can go read it!)

I am a complete nerd when it comes to brain science and this story has got me reading as fast as I can. The characters are diverse and interesting and are leaving me with a dozen questions I hope are answered in Trial Run. If you are at all interested in what might happen the more we learn about how to manipulate the brain, you've got to try this short story! I think you're gonna love it!

As you can see, I really enjoyed both stories. Try them out!  😀



Thomas Locke is an award-winning novelist with total worldwide sales of seven million copies.

His work has been published in twenty languages, and critical acclaim includes four Christy Awards for excellence in fiction and his 2014 induction into the Christy Hall of Fame.

Thomas divides his time between Florida and England, where he serves as Writer In Residence at Regent’s Park College at The University of Oxford. Visit Thomas at http://tlocke.com.



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