Monday, March 11, 2013

"The Priest," by Monica La Porta

An "emotional journey that will leave you in tatters because of its beautiful poignancy." This Sci-Fi adventure is warmly-praised for its impeccable writing. Today you can save $2 on it - pick up this read for just $0.99.

"This is, hands down, one of the best books I've ever read. Mauricio's plight as a slave, brutally abused and treated no better than a somewhat useful animal, made me realize just how much I take my freedom for granted. The temptation to share some of the powerful lines from THE PRIEST is great, but I cannot in good conscience give away such gems. Any reader will feel the wind knocked out of them upon encountering these aforementioned lines. Monica La Porta has instilled in me a new perspective on life." -- Amazon reviewer

The Priest (The Ginecean Chronicles), by Monica La Porta

Mauricio is a slave. Like any man born on Ginecea, he is but a number for the pure breed women who rule over him with cruel hands. Imprisoned inside the Temple since birth, Mauricio has never been outside, never felt the warmth of the sun on his skin. He lives a life devoid of hopes and desires. Then one day, he hears Rosie sing. He risks everything for one look at her and his life is changed, forever. An impossible friendship blossoms into affection deemed sinful and perverted in a society where the only rightful union is between women. Love is born where only hate has roots and leads Mauricio to uncover a truth that could destroy Ginecea.

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Meet the Author

Monica La Porta is an Italian who landed in Redmond, WA, several years ago. Despite popular feelings about the Northwest weather, she finds the mist and the rain the perfect conditions to write. Being a strong advocate of universal acceptance and against violence in any form and shape, she is also glad to have landed precisely in Washington State. She is the author of The Ginecean Chronicles, a dystopian/science fiction series set on the planet Ginecea where women rule over a race of enslaved men and heterosexual love is considered a sin. She has published The Priest and Pax in the Land of Women, respectively book one and two in the Ginecean series and is currently editing the third, Prince of War. Stop by her blog to read about her miniatures, sculptures, paintings, and her beloved beagle, Nero. Sometimes, she also posts about her writing.

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