Welcome to Novo: Your new home in Space
For Ariana Skyee, Planet Novo was everything it promised to be until the authorities introduced “The Calling” as their response to repopulation. Now, all seventeen-year-olds are to participate in this Bachelor-style pageant to find their perfect match, marry, and have children.
But that’s not Ariana’s only concern. Thanks to the government-sanctioned memory erase, she has no recollection of Zane, the mystery boy who haunts her dreams. Things are further complicated when the pageant commences and her feelings for fellow Cadet Cal Remus intensify. Together, they start to realize not everything about their new home is as it seems.
Entangled in a dangerous web of deceit, Ariana sets out to identify the truth. Conflicted over warnings that Cal isn’t trustworthy and alarmed at the government’s increasing interest in her, she doesn’t know where to turn. But her search for the truth comes at a high personal price. When her world implodes, discovering the past shapes her future with devastating consequences.
TWO DIFFERENT WORLDS. ONE SHARED DREAM
SAMPLE FROM TRUE CALLING:
Changing back into my clothes is no easy feat. It’s too dark to get changed under the shade of the trees, so I strictly instruct Cal to turn his back while I try to pull my clothes on over still too wet skin. I end up falling several times in the sand, much to his amusement. Finally, I succeed, and we’re ready to go.
Cal takes my hand as we navigate our way out, and he never lets go. I raise no objection, relishing the warmth radiating between us.
I realize I’m totally starving at about the same time my stomach does, making a loud rumbling sound. “I really need to eat.”
“Me too, let’s see what our options are in the square.” Our options, it seems, are rather limited at this late hour, so we settle for takeout burgers, which we eat sitting on a bench in the square.
“Thanks for sharing your cove with me. I had a great time.”
“You’re welcome,” he says, moving in close beside me.
My heart accelerates wildly at the look in his eyes. This time, I don’t move away when he lowers his lips to mine and gently kisses me. Instinctively, I return the kiss, and a surge of warmth floods every cell and nerve ending in my body as my lips brush his. I’m surprisingly adept at this, I think fleetingly, as my mouth moves naturally against his.
Emboldened, he deepens the kiss, and I lose myself in him. I only break away when the kiss grows in intensity and our joint ragged breathing accelerates. My father’s caution is all too fresh in my mind. “What’s wrong?” he asks, wrapping his hand around my wrist.
“No good can come of this, Cal,” I whisper. “You remember what your father said–we’ve no choice but to comply with the rules of ‘The Calling.’ There’s no point starting something, no matter what we might feel.”
“Nothing that feels this right can be so wrong,” he says quietly. But he doesn’t make any other move on me, and we head back to Aqua in silence.
It takes me ages to fall asleep; I can’t stop thinking about Cal. Touching my lips, I smile as I remember our tender kiss. In my dream, he’s kissing me passionately as we lie entwined on the golden sandy beach of the cove. But it’s not Cal’s arms that embrace me–it’s Zane’s.
Praise for the True Calling series:
“In a word, WOW!! Talk about a fascinating and magnetic tale!” Tome Tender
“With intergalactic battle, love that traverses countries—entire planets—and endless twists and turns, this series deserves a spot on your e-reader.” A Leisure Moment “True Calling is a dystopian sci-fi romance that is FABULOUS!” The Caffeinated Booknerd “Fresh with original ideas, exciting characters, great storyline, and a realistic love story.” Amazon reviewer. “This series deserves to become as well-known as popular series such as The Maze Runner, The Hunger Games, Divergent, etc… it’s that good.” Paranormal Books.
“I cannot put my love for Siobhan Davis’ True Calling series into words – it’s easily one of my favorite series.” RamblingB00ks “This isn’t just a book I couldn’t put down, but a series I cannot put down. All I can say is wow!” Patricia Hamill. Author-Blogger. Puretextuality
“It’s Hunger Games meets Twilight but only better!” Amazon reviewer.
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About the Author
Siobhan Davis writes young adult science fiction fantasy romance books, and she is the author of the Amazon bestselling True Calling series. The first book in her new Saven series was released in December 2015.
A self-professed teenager forever–at least when it comes to books, music, and films, Siobhan is totally addicted to teen fiction and superhero/blockbuster movies. She loves baking, shoes, bags, makeup, anti-wrinkle cream, anything pink, Kelly Clarkson, Katy Perry, and Robert Pattinson (definitely Team Edward).
Before pursuing a full-time writing career, Siobhan forged a successful corporate career in Human Resources over the last twenty years. She resides in the Garden County of Ireland with her husband and two sons.