Monday, April 4, 2016

Blog Tour: Home by Donna McIntosh #Review #Excerpt #Giveaway

Title: Home
Author: Donna McIntosh
Genre: Science Fiction, Thriller, Gay Romance
Length: Novel
Publisher: Wayward Ink Publishing


LAPD Detective Sean Hennessey has one person he’s repeatedly tried to arrest and bring to justice: his nemesis, Mitchell Yates.
Yates has been in and out of trouble for years, always skating around the edges of LA’s underbelly; however, Sean can never pin anything on him.
But one night all of that changes.
Caught in the wrong place at the wrong time, instead of arresting Yates, Sean is rescued by him and taken to Yates’ home—a satellite high above Earth. There, Sean discovers a world he thought possible only in Science Fiction.
Everything he believed he knew about Yates is turned upside down, and Sean must make a decision: to remain with the LAPD or join Yates and work toward intergalactic peace.

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The outer doors to the lab were being blasted away. Yana dropped the chip on the floor and grabbed for it frantically. A loud pounding started on the door outside the lab.

“I hear it, Yana. The clicking. What is it?”

“They’re here.” Yana did a quick assessment of their location. “The cabinet. Sean, get inside. Now!” He fumbled with the last chip until he managed to get it inserted.

Yana dashed across the room to the storage cabinets, shoved Sean inside one, and climbed into the one next to it. He barely got the doors closed when the entrance to the lab burst open and the Krill swarmed in.

Yana had given Sean extensive insight into the Krill during their journey. But the clicking noise of their chatter was the stuff of nightmares. As they entered the room, Sean could hear the sandpaper sound of their bodies over the floor, followed by the odor of something truly foul. Sean’s heart thumped so loud he was afraid they might be able to hear it from his hiding place.

The Krill circled the device with their instruments, connected them together, and stood back. In a few seconds, the room filled with a humming sound, followed by a loud snap of electricity, and the device disappeared.

This here is sort of an enemies to lovers story. The enemy part doesn’t last long lol. Paranormal stories are always touch and go with me. Sometimes they blow my mind and other times they fall flat. Home was different than some I’ve read. Donna McIntosh is creating a world here. Never an easy thing to do. I love the world Yanas comes from. I love the little things and big things. How they handle money, transport, peace. That was all very cool! I wouldn’t mind living there at all.

As fabulous as the world up above was the world below (Earth) was, well, horrible lol. But we all live there so we know. Sean is an LAPD cop and that is fine, but at forty two you’re really a part of that unit. You’ve been doing it a long time. He’s an outcast by his own doing and he has a Captain who really cares a lot about Sean and I found Sean rather rude to him. Very dismissive and the whole “men in blue” bond that is VERY strong in the police force wasn’t there. It was like Sean had a side job after school and when he quit it was like, “See ya.” The cop relationship was written too fast and with little compassion. 

That said, the total opposite is to be said of the world above. It’s written with descriptive eloquence. The characters are individually enjoyable. The time is taken there where it’s rushed on Earth. I think because the world above is so brilliantly written it made the difference so glaring to me.

This is a paranormal love story. It’s suspenseful in certain parts and wildly creative.

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About the Author

DONNA McINTOSH was born in Elmira, New York, grew up in Phoenix, Arizona, married a Texan and has lived all over Texas for the last thirty-plus years. Donna has four children, ran a Day Care Center for many years and has written fan fiction since she was thirteen.
Donna loves long walks so her mind can ramble. She loves reading and her tastes run from Historical novels, to Sci-Fi, Westerns, Classics, all the way to WWII and biographies. In short, anything that catches her eye.
Donna loves total quiet, very little TV, occasional movies, wildlife, beaches, birds, cats, newborn babies, flowers, and great big smiles. Oh, and hugs!
She hates flying, total darkness, people who talk endlessly about themselves, intolerance, and bigotry.
Donna’s biggest asset?  Her wild and endless imagination.
Her biggest flaw? She’s a Libran and simply cannot make a decision!
DONNA McINTOSH can be found at her website:

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