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Thursday, March 19, 2020

Ordinary Book Blast and Giveaway

Here we have the first book in a young adult Sci-Fi Dystopian series from author Starr Z. Davies. Along with the book info, you'll find a giveaway for an Amazon gift card. Open worldwide, you have through 4/17 to enter. Good luck.

Ordinary Series Book 1 
by Starr Z. Davies 
Genre: YA Sci-Fi Dystopian 

Fans of Powerless, The Testing, Hunger Games and the Maze Runner will crave this world of iniquitous secrets, intrigue, and desire to find a place in society. 

Divinic. Somatic. Psionic. Naturalist. Who will you be? 

Having a superpower is ordinary. Your Power determines your job, social class, and future success. 

But Ugene doesn’t have a Power. The only thing special about him is that he isn’t special at all. Ugene is Powerless. 

So when the most prominent biomedical research company in the city offers Ugene a solution, he jumps at the possibility to be ordinary. All he has to do is agree to allow them to use him in their research. But the longer he stays at the research facility, the more he realizes something isn't right. 

Friendships are forged. Trust is broken built and broken. And everything Ugene thought he understood and believed is called into question. 

Who can Ugene trust in his search for answers? What is he willing to sacrifice for Powers? 

STARR Z. DAVIES is a Midwesterner at heart, and lives in Wisconsin with her husband and kids. From a young age, Starr has been obsessed with superheroes like Batman and Captain America, which inspired her novel, ORDINARY. If Starr had a superpower, she would be an Empath, because she is an emotional sponge and easily relates to how others feel. 

While pursuing a degree in Creative Writing from the University of Wisconsin, Starr gained a reputation as the “Character Assassin” because she has a habit of utterly destroying her characters both emotionally and physically. 

In her free time, Starr loves watching Doctor Who or anything with superheroes, reading books (duh!), writing about her favorite fantasy stories (Song of Ice and Fire, Mistborn, The Wheel of Time), and staring out the window as she dreams up more stories. Oh, and sometimes she steps out the door. 

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  1. I like the cover. The colors make it really eye catching.

    1. Thanks Debby! My cover designer did a terrific job. I loved it instantly. I think you will enjoy the book even more!

  2. This looks like it would be an interesting read. I like the blues on the cover.

  3. The cover art seems appropriate for the book. Good job.

  4. The cover is really cool and so is the story line. Normally one person has the power and everyone else is the switch up!

    1. Thanks! It started as a "what-if" joke one night between my husband and I. Then it became a series of books!

  5. I just wanted to stop by and say thanks to everyone for the kind comments. It means a lot to me. I hope you enjoy the book, too, and I would love to hear what you think after you read it!

  6. No questions - the cover is interesting.

  7. Wow, sounds like an amazing read. Love the cover!

    1. Thanks Linda! You will have to let me know what you think once you read it :)

  8. Thanks so much for sharing this with your readers! I'm excited.

    I know this is s challenging time for everyone, which is why I am hosting a LIVE reading on Facebook on release date, March 24 @11 am CST. Just search for me on Facebook as @SZDavies, or through the FB link on my website. If you have questions about the book, I would love to hear them!

    I've also scheduled several readings and signings around Wisconsin, so if you live in the state, you can find details on the events on my website:

    I look forward to hearing from everyone! Please reach out with any questions. I love answering them!