Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Giveaway: The Trajectory of Dreams by Nicole Wolverton

In my Mailbox Monday post this week, I mentioned a book called The Trajectory of Dreams by first-time novelist Nicole Wolverton.  It’s a psychological thriller from BitingDuck Press set for release in March of 2013.  I also mentioned the fact that there was a giveaway in the works.  As promised, we’ve got a paperback ARC (that’s Advanced Review Copy) up for grabs today, and you can win it for yourself by entering using the Rafflecopter widget way down below.  Sorry all you international folks.  The physical copy is available only to residents of U.S. and Canada, but you can still win a nifty electronic copy.  So buck up!

Before signing your life away signing up, though, you probably want to know a little more about the book, right?  Well here that is.
For Lela White, a Houston sleep lab technician, sleep doesn’t come easy—there’s a price to be paid for a poor night’s sleep, and she’s the judge, jury, and executioner.

Everyone around Lela considers her a private woman with a passion for her lab work. But nighttime reveals her for what she is: a woman on a critical secret mission. Lela lives in the grip of a mental disorder that compels her to break into astronauts’ homes to ensure they can sleep well and believes that by doing so, she keeps the revitalized U.S. space program safe from fatal accidents. What began at the age of ten when her mother confessed to blowing up the space shuttle has evolved into Lela’s life’s work. She dreads the day when an astronaut doesn’t pass her testing, but she’s prepared to kill for the greater good.

When Zory Korchagin, a Russian cosmonaut on loan to the U.S. shuttle program, finds himself drawn to Lela, he puts her carefully-constructed world at risk of an explosion as surely as he does his own upcoming launch. As Lela’s universe unravels, no one is safe.
Need more?  Here’s a little something-something about the author.
Nicole Wolverton fears many things, chief amongst them that something lurks in the dark. From ghosts to stalkers, her adult and young adult fiction plays on the mundane and not-so-mundane things that frighten us all. Her debut novel, The Trajectory of Dreams, is an adult psychological thriller forthcoming in March 2013 from Bitingduck Press. Her short stories and flash fiction have appeared in Black Heart MagazineThe Molotov Cocktail, and Penduline, among others (see a full listing of publications here). She also moderates 5 Minute Fiction, a weekly international flash fiction challenge.

When Nicole isn’t writing, you can find her on the Schuylkill River paddling with the Philadelphia Flying Phoenix women’s dragon boat team, sky diving over New Jersey, or digging around in her gardens. She is founder and Editor-in-Chief of Farm to Philly, a website focused on eating locally grown foods and sustainable living. Wolverton has been featured for her work with Farm to Philly in GRID Magazine, Slashfood, Philly Homegrown, and various other food-related websites. She offers freelance editing and writing services.

She attends Temple University and earned a certificate in grantwriting from The Grantsmanship Center.  To find out more about Nicole Wolverton, visit
Satisfied now?  OK then.  Do the clickity-click thing and sign up to win this bad boy.  I promise you won’t be disappointed.  Well… maybe if you don’t win.  But you’re big boys and girls.  You’ll get over it.

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  1. Hi there! Glad to have found your blog via Book Blogs! I'm happy to be your 100th GFC follower :) Have a great day!


    1. Thanks so much, Danielle. I've followed your blog as well and will be commenting forthwith!

  2. Hey there! I found you through Book Blogs and I am now your newest follower! I hope you are having a great Wednesday! Stop by for a visit sometime if you'd like! :)

    Leigh Ann
    MaMa's Book Corner

    1. Thanks, Leigh Ann. I've followed you back, and I will swing by your blog very soon. Thanks again.

  3. Can't wait to get my copy in my hot little hands! So proud of you, woman! :)

  4. Sounds like an interesting read!
    Can't wait for the release :)

    1. It does indeed. Thanks for stopping by and entering the giveaway.