A Tag Team Event ~ Precipice ~ The beginning of the end. Review and Giveaway

Posted: May 22, 2013 in Creatures, giveaways, horror, otherworldly, reviews, Science Fiction, Series
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A Tag Team Event!

I’m so excited!

 Precipice: The Retrieval, Book Two, has been released and is now available.

What better way to celebrate Kevin’s new release than a giveaway!

Enjoy my review of Precipice, The Beginning.

Don’t forget to enter the awesome Giveaway!

Precipice: The Beginning (Book One)


I love books about space travel and other planets. I also love stories with horrific creatures.

I found both in Precipice.

A large ship is swallowed up in the ocean and it sounds the death knell for Earth.

Meanwhile, 55 million miles from Earth, Lieutenant Travis Daniels and his elite team are little more than prisoners.

After a FUBAR mission, Travis made a deal to keep his team from a death sentence and they are now on Mars, helping to colonize it.

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When they aren’t mining, they spend most of their time in their cells.

“The excitement of being stationed on the fourth planet from the sun has long since worn off.”

Travis was already on Mars when his wife, Annie, discovers she’s pregnant. Since then, he’s only seen his son, Logan, twice, and that was on a monitor.

When they lose all communication with Earth, and finally do get a transmission, it shows an Earth with deep trenches ripped through it and flashes of strange creatures crawling out of them.

Travis has to find a way to get to his family while dealing with a madman that has control over them and the only ship able to get them home.

I enjoyed the camaraderie between Travis and his team. Each had their own distinct voice and their own place in the story. Without good secondary characters a story falls flat. Not so with this book.

While the situation on Mars is deteriorating, Earth has fallen into ruin. What crawls out of those trenches is terrifying.

They are so fast, you barely have time to blink before they’re on you. With lizard like skin and jaws of a hell hound, once they get close to you, you’re dead. I call them the ‘dobiegators.’

Then there’s the big guy. He is so huge he is beyond comprehension. The best description I can give you is the creature from the movie Cloverfield.

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This thing is so big it crushes buildings, reaching in to grab the people cowering inside.

It’s one thing after another, both on Earth and on Mars.

With Earth overrun and Mars not ready to be colonized yet, these people are between a rock and a hard place.

Kevin has written a thrilling, terrifying story with special ops, the end of the world, madmen, creatures from the bowels of Hell, and action galore.

When I finished reading Precipice, I said, “Yep, just what I needed.”

I love my horror and suspense and that’s just what I got!

5 Stars

Here is the amazing cover for Precipice, The Retrieval, Book Two

Available now on Amazon

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I have an awesome giveaway from Kevin!

Alert! This is a Tag Team Event!

Sherry and I, the Tag Team Sisters, are both posting our reviews and having a giveaway.

For a second chance to win visit Sherry at  fundinmental

I’ll be giving away one paperback of Precipice and some Bookmarks from his other thrilling story Faithful Shadow.

An International Giveaway.

To enter, please leave your email address and answer this question:

“Do you think we will ever colonize another planet?”

Giveaway ends June 5th.

I’ve also read Faithful Shadow

Faithful Shadow


Faithful Shadow takes you beyond the splendor of nature to the terror that lies beneath, one that should have never been discovered. Yellowstone is suffering from the largest forest fire in the park’s history. Ranger JOE RAND, once passionate about nature and now drowning in alcohol after the recent death of his son, notices something is very wrong within Yellowstone after a string of disappearances. But when a fireman is found dead in the Old Faithful Inn after falling into a hole earlier that day, his body mauled and deprived of all its fluids, Joe knows he has no choice but to set down his flask and investigate. Joe and Lieutenant DALE CAFFEY of the Billings Fire Department go into the woods to search the hole the fireman had fallen into. They discover a series of tunnels lined with bones, the air thick with smoke. Joe and Dale conclude that the creature that had killed the fireman had left its subterranean dwelling to flee the overwhelming smoke from the fire above. The creature takes shelter inside the Inn, concealing itself within the darkened crevices, emerging to feast on passersby. After staging an evacuation of the park, they lock themselves inside the Inn to hunt the creature. After just a short while it becomes frighteningly clear that it is, in fact, the creature that is hunting them.

Hell has come to Yellowstone and it’s just getting started.



Go here for my review of Faithful Shadow

You can find all of these on Amazon

About the author

Kevin J.  Howard

Kevin Howard lives with his family in Washington.  He worked in Yellowstone National Park for the summer season as part of a family tradition.  Kevin, his wife Melissa, and his two young children enjoy spending summers there.





  1. jannashay says:

    Sounds fantastic. You’re helping me overload my TBR list, but that’s what the list is for. I can’t wait to read this. Thanks, Laura.

    • fuonlyknew says:

      I’m as bad as you are. I’m doing as much as I can now and June so I can relax and just read some books in July that are getting dusty!

  2. Rose Milligan says:

    Thanks for having the giveaway. I really don’t think we will ever colonize another planet, but who knows.

    Rose M.

  3. LeKeisha Thomas says:

    My answer is, I don’t know. Everyday things happen. Who knows what will happen to us earthlings. Hopefully, though, I’ll be long gone from this world by then. Thanks for the giveaway Laura!!

  4. I think we will, though not any time soon.


    • fuonlyknew says:

      We didn’t think we would have a space station either. Of course, it wasn’t much, but you never know. I think we are just not advanced enough for space travel.

  5. sandys5 says:

    I think we will colonize another planet but it will not be in my lifetime. Just think of the possibilities there. I always thought that perhaps if it wasn’t such a luxury idea in the future, one of the other planets we could use like a jail for criminals. Is there a book out there with this idea….I’d love to read it.

  6. jaxgrampy says:

    Howdy! I’m at acwa at netscape dot com. I think perhaps we will colonize another planet IF we don’t kill off the entire human race first. I just hope that when and if we do colonize another planet, we will have advanced enough to know better than to make a lot of the mistakes we made on THIS planet. It would be tragic if we colonized another planet simply because we made this one uninhabitable. I also believe there IS ALREADY intelligent life somewhere else in the universe, and it’s a 50/50 proposition which of us will be first to colonize another planet. For all we know, there may be a massive mother ship headed toward Earth right now, with colonization as their main objective!

    • fuonlyknew says:

      Now you’ve got me worries. I believe there is other life out there, just don’t think I’d like to meet them.
      We are so challenged and anything that could reach us would be so far advanced it would be too scary to contemplate.
      As for learning from our mistakes. Maybe for a few generations, but that’s it.

  7. Lacey Galicia says:

    I think we will, I believe that we have the technology to do so. The US doesn’t have a space program anymore, but I still believe that it is possible. Especially with all the new technology that we are seeing nowadays.


  8. Hey Laura, fantastic review. It’s funny how we like so many of the same books, yet see them in a different way.

  9. Midu Hadi says:

    Sure! It’ll happen!

  10. Hello! Thanks for the opportunity :)
    I think we will colonize another planet eventually.
    My email is fayehollidaye@gmail.com.

  11. Penumbra says:

    Yes, I think we will some day, but probably more as a scientific or commercial experiment or endeavour. Not as people who just want to go and live there unless the planet is almost like Earth. Migration will be something on a small scale.


  12. I’m confident humanity will one day live on another planet, but I believe it will be many years from now, if not centuries. I’m not entirely sure it’s a good thing for humans to extend themselves out into the galaxy, but I have no doubt we will try. I want to say that I love all the comments above, and I look forward to sending the lucky winner a signed copy of my novel. For obvious reasons you don’t need to enter me into the contest :)

    • fuonlyknew says:

      Hi Kevin. Nice of you to drop by. Please feel free to chat with us:)
      Now that we don’t even have a space program I think it will be a private endeavor and way in the future.

  13. Melany Van Every says:

    One day we will colonize another planet, maybe Mars. I don’t think I’ll live to see that day, though.

  14. ramiyah says:

    Yeah its possible, it just might take us a few more generations and you’ll never know unless we try.

  15. Marianne says:

    I say there is a definite possibility.

  16. Robert says:

    I think it is a possibility we could colonize another planet, but not until we have advanced a lot further than we have so far. Given how rapidly we have advanced since I was a kid (I remember when 56k modems and Pentium 233 computers were state of the art advancements, lol!), so I think it is definitely possible.


    • fuonlyknew says:

      I know what you mean. I tell my son about growing up with wordprocessors and typewriters, no video games or movies and he shakes his head. Probably sound like my parents with the line, “I remember when we….”lol

  17. I love space and this book is right up my alley!! :o) Do I think we will ever colonize, I am on the fence about that one. I think we need to figure out space travel first but sadly I think that’ll take such a long time. Maybe in a few hundred years but thats me hoping! lol


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  19. jaxgrampy says:

    acwa at netscape dot com says: I think we will reach another planet, most likely Mars, obviously, and certainly establish scientific research stations similar to what we have done in Antarctica, but to actually colonize a planet? I just don’t see that happening in the next millennium. Too many “things” would need to be invented first, like the proverbial protective “bubble” to contain the artificially created atmosphere. Then, after inventing them, we’d somehow have to get them to Mars and assemble them, plus we’d have to accomplish something we’ve never yet been able to do: make them FAILSAFE! One little pin-hole in the bubble, and it’s “Adios, colony!” That minor detail would be the deal-breaker for anybody with any sense.

  20. Stephanie Grant says:

    The way technology is I would say that yes one day in the near future we will be colonizing on another planet.

  21. Amanda Ray says:

    I firmly believe that at some point we will indeed colonize another planet, although I believe initially it will be scientists who will be doing a multitude of tests prior to anyone actually establishing a “colony”. With the technological advances that area being discovered daily, colonizing another planet is certainly in the future. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  22. Beth Hoover says:

    I love reading about colonizing another planets. But, no I believe that is best left for fiction. There is still unexplored depths of the ocean on this planet that we don’t have the technology to complete investigate, how many 1000’s of years will it take us to reach a planet that can sustain human life.

    • fuonlyknew says:

      We are definitely focusing on undersea exploration. especially since the space program is no more at the moment. Who knows what’s down there?

  23. haili says:

    I don’t think that we can colonize another planets, at least not in the nearest future that we can see.


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  25. babyblue7299 says:

    Eventually, it will happen, but not in our lifetime! I’m sure the seas will get overpopulated and the sky will be the limit!

  26. glam009 says:

    I don’t think we will colonized … but other way around one day we will colonize another planet, but heck everything is posible….

    • fuonlyknew says:

      Who knows what we can do? Who knows if we’ve been visited. That’s how I feel we will get the technology. From alien visitors.

  27. Michelle Hofacker aka Zombimom says:

    I would like to think we will. I love the whole idea of this book. Who knows who/what is out there waiting for us to show up. I love reading books that scare me too. I can’t wait to read these. Thanks for bringing them to my attention.

  28. We are overpopulating and draining our own planet, so we must expand our borders. I think the powers that be will decide it will be easier and more cost efficient to colonize another planet than to clean up the mess we’ve made here.

  29. Being an idiot, I forgot to leave my email address…michelle_willms@yahoo.com.

  30. I think it’s in the far future, but it will happen. I only wish we could clean up the mess we’ve made here, first.

  31. Esther Gayoba says:

    No way. I have no interest in venturing to other planets. Earth is where it’s at for me.

  32. Roxanna Rose says:

    Heck yes we will travel. I have already started to put together my veterinary space creature medical bag. I plan to be on the second ship to land where ever we are headed.

  33. Michael says:

    I sure hope so. We probably have all the technology already, we just need the motivation, like a dying earth, or competition from other countries/species. Right now we are too complacent but also too violent and short-sighted. I’m worried we’ll just go extinct one way or another before we get the chance. : (


  34. scout paige says:

    thanks for the giveaway. I think we will but not for a long time.

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