Machinations: A New Sci Fi Adventure

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Today, my critique partner and friend, Hayley Stone, is celebrating the release of MACHINATIONS, her debut novel. Huzzah! You can purchase your copy from Amazon, Barnes and Noble, or Kobo.

Having read an early draft of the complete book, I can assure you it’s an amazing story that will keep you flipping pages. You have a strong woman as the central character, a romance woven into the narrative, and plenty of intense action. As a fan of the Matrix trilogy, I especially loved her take on how sophisticated computers could spell doom for humankind. If you’re in a reading slump or need another summer read, I strongly encourage you to move MACHINATIONS to the top of your list!

Here’s the official description:

Perfect for fans of Robopocalypse, this action-packed science-fiction debut introduces a chilling future and an unforgettable heroine with a powerful role to play in the battle for humanity’s survival.

The machines have risen, but not out of malice. They were simply following a command: to stop the endless wars that have plagued the world throughout history. Their solution was perfectly logical. To end the fighting, they decided to end the human race.

A potent symbol of the resistance, Rhona Long has served on the front lines of the conflict since the first Machinations began—until she is killed during a rescue mission gone wrong. Now Rhona awakens to find herself transported to a new body, complete with her DNA, her personality, even her memories. She is a clone . . . of herself.

Trapped in the shadow of the life she once knew, the reincarnated Rhona must find her place among old friends and newfound enemies—and quickly. For the machines are inching closer to exterminating humans for good. And only Rhona, whoever she is now, can save them.

Hayley StoneHayley Stone has lived her entire life in sunny California, where the weather is usually perfect and nothing as exciting as a robot apocalypse ever happens. When not reading or writing, she freelances as a graphic designer, falls in love with videogame characters, and analyzes buildings for velociraptor entry points. She holds a bachelor’s degree in history and a minor in German from California State University, Sacramento.