11 June 2010

Kaz Augustin, author of "In Enemy Hands"

I'll admit it. I'm in awe of Jenny. I have this blog on feed, you see, and at any given time, will see several posts from her. Sometimes even six!!! How does she do it? I look at what she's written, mutter “cow” and try to concentrate on what I was doing. Not very successfully, I might add.

Jenny's new book is about djinn and angels and is set on Earth. Mine is about scientists and a world-shattering weapon and is...not set on Earth. I wondered for a long time how to draw a line between the two, then just gave up and decided to tell you about IN ENEMY HANDS and let you make up your own mind.

Here's the cover:

and here's the blurb:

The Republic had taken everything from Moon―her research partner, her privacy, her illusions. They thought they had her under control. They were wrong.

Srin Flerovs, Moon’s new research partner, is a chemically enhanced maths genius whose memory is erased every two days. While he and Moon work on a method of bringing dead stars back to life, attraction between them flares, together with the realisation that they are nothing more than pawns in a much larger game.

When Moon discovers the lethal applications her research can be put to, she knows she must rescue Srin and escape the clutches of the Republic. But there are too many walls around them, too many eyes watching. They want to run, but they’re trapped on a military spaceship in the depths of space, and time is running out….

It's categorised as hard science fiction romance and features:

• An astrophysicist who really wants to concentrate on her work and not get involved in politics.

• A brilliant human computer who is controlled through drugs, only living his life in two-day cycles.

• An handsome but enigmatic spaceship captain, in command of almost two hundred soldiers in a vessel out on the edge of known space.

• A xenoanthropologist who must live with the fact that he's turned his back on science in order to keep one man imprisoned in his own mind.

What's binding them together is an experiment that can either bring stars back to life...or extinguish entire solar systems. You'll find the entire prologue at my site [http://www.ksaugustin.com/?page_id=378], so please feel free to visit and have a read and see if it's your cuppa.

In addition, I'm also having a COMPETITION: I'm also giving away two copies of IN ENEMY HANDS at my blog, Fusion Despatches [http://blog.ksaugustin.com]. To be in the draw, stop by and comment at the Competition post, telling me at which blog you read about my book. You have till 30 June!

I'll only add that I visited Perth for a conference once and found it a delightful city. And it has the perfect climate for kite-flying. :) Thanks for inviting me here, Jenny, take care, happy snapping and thanks to all of you for reading this far.


Kaz Augustin is a Malaysian-born writer of science-fiction, romance, and permutations of the two. Her website is at http://www.ksaugustin.com and she blogs at http://blog.ksaugustin.com You can also find her on Facebook and Twitter; just look for “ksaugustin”.


  1. Wishing you many many sales, Kaz!

  2. Thanks for dropping in, Toni. Stupid Blogger was telling me there were 0 comments -- must sort that out!

  3. Thanks for another great interview on your blog tour.



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