Foreign Identity Sneak Peek Blog Tour

I know I have been deluging my blog with fairies, so for a change of pace today I will be highlighting Becca J. Campbell’s new science fiction novel, Foreign Identity. You might recall I was fortunate enough to be one of the first bloggers to unveil the cover.

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Foreign Identity is available at both Amazon and Barnes & Noble as a paperback and eBook. Quick, go buy a copy! Or enter below to win your own FREE!

Since you’re on my blog, I know you want to read my review of Foreign Identity.

You can find Foreign Identity on Goodreads: Be sure to add Becca as a friend and become a fan.

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To follow along on the blog tour and see more exclusive excerpts from Foreign Identity, check out the links below:

Blog Tour Schedule :
May 22ndMelody with Words
May 23rd Cover Analysis
May 24thWrite Me Happy
May 25thHave You Heard My Book Review
 May 26thCourt Can Write
May 27thYearning for Wonderland
 May 28thCatharsis of the Bogue
May 29thAaron Pogue
May 30thPen and Whisk
May 31st — Stormy Night Publishing

Cover Reveal! Foreign Identity by Becca J. Campbell

Good morning, Wonderlandians!

I am extremely excited to have the privilege of unveiling the cover of the new release by urban fantasy author, Becca J. Campbell.

Behold! The brand new cover of Foreign Identity!

One reason I loved the cover is the sense of mystery. Becca described her book as science fiction, which it certainly is, but I had imagined starships. The ambiguity of the cover with the spooky hand sets you up for delicious anticipation for the tale ahead!

Below is the cover copy, which hooked me immediately. I have every confidence it will do the same for you!

Cold. Confusion. Fear. This is how it all begins.

Waking up without your memory in a cell and bound by chains is terrifying.

Two nameless strangers, a man and a woman, find themselves imprisoned together. With no memories of their own identities, let alone their captor and tormentor, escape is the only option. The pair faces a bizarre labyrinth of rooms and clues that confuse more than they explain. Every discovery only brings more questions.

Who captured them? Why were they taken? What does their captor want from them? What can the riddles mean?

Who are they?

Lacking allies and options, the duo must learn to trust one another. Mazes, puzzles, and even strange, lurking creatures force them to rely on their wits–and each other–for survival. But survival isn’t enough. They need answers.

Will the answers be enough? Will the truth bring them closer together, or drive them forever apart? Will discovering their identities finally bring them home?

Foreign Identity by Becca J. Campbell

Genre: Science Fiction

Publisher: Consortium Books (

Pub. Date: May 15th, 2012, available as e-book and paperback

Photography and Cover Design By: Anna Howard (

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Singing the Dragons to Sleep: Farewell to Anne McCaffrey (1926-2011)

Today marks the end of an era: author Anne McCaffrey passed away at the age of 85, from a stroke at her home in Ireland.

I remember the first time I saw an Anne McCaffrey book: I was in a used bookstore, one that I frequently haunted in hopes of discovering some dusty paperback treasure. The books were always shelved stacked, spine-out, so you could scan whole stacks in a hurry. I was about 11 years old.

I was getting bored, as I already had a small book pile tucked under my arm, so I ran my finger down the shelf for “M-Mc.” The word “Dragon” caught my eye. I pulled it out; it was Dragonflight by Anne McCaffrey. I had never heard of her, but I definitely liked dragons and I liked that there was a girl riding on the back of the dragon and that she seemed to have most of her clothes on. Even at the age of 11, I was skeptical about the fantasy novels that featured scantily-clad barbarian ladies on the cover.

I had read The Hobbit a few years before and had shuddered at visions of Smaug curled up, one eye half-open, gleaming with his gold. Who wasn’t fascinated with dragons? Who didn’t want to fly?

When I was older, I learned to appreciate her accomplishments. The White Dragon was the first science fiction novel written by a woman to make the New York Times Bestseller List. Her work often had strong female protagonists, not to mention queen dragons. She was the first woman to win a Hugo Award for fiction and the first to win a Nebula Award. She paved the way for countless female genre writers thereafter.

Anne brought us a whole world, blended science fiction and fantasy with carefree elan. Pern takes its place alongside hallowed fantasy lands: Middle Earth, Narnia, Oz, Earthsea, Discworld. Her writing allowed us to feel the wind blasting our hair back as the dragon launched into the air, to hear the flap of mighty wings.

She allowed us to fly. So ride the dragon’s wings to your well-deserved rest, Anne. Pern awaits.

Article first published as Singing the Dragons to Sleep: Farewell to Anne McCaffrey (1926-2011) on Blogcritics.