Hello and thank you for your interest in being a part of the virtual book tour for Darby Harn’s Space Opera novel, Stargun Messenger! We’re so excited to hold a 7-day virtual tour, consisting of 7-15 stops, and would love for you to be a part of it.
For this tour, we’re looking for 7+ bloggers, bookstagrammers, TikTokers, or YouTubers to show some love for Stargun Messenger through reviews, guest features, spotlights, interviews with the author, or any other creative posts. The tour will run from May 15th – May 21st and hosts will be given complimentary eBooks, with limited physical copies available upon request (US only). This tour is open internationally.
Please note that filling out the following form will not guarantee you a place on the tour schedule, as the spots are limited. However, we want you to know how much we appreciate your interest and hope you’ll consider joining us as we roll out the “read” carpet and celebrate amazing SFF.
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Stargun Messenger by Darby Harn
Published: May 5, 2023
Series: Stargun Messenger
Genre: Space Opera
Intended Age Group: Adult
Publisher: Fair Play Books (Self Published)
To save the stars, Astra Idari must outrun her own shadow.
Astra Idari is a mess.
She drinks too much, remembers too little, and barely pays for it all as a Stargun Messenger. She hunts down thieves who steal filamentium, the fuel that allows for faster-than-light travel. When Idari meets Gen Emera, she meets the girl of her dreams and the last living star. There’s just one problem.
Filamentium is only found in the blood of living stars.
Everyone wields knives and justifications for butchering the living stars to get around, but once Idari knows the truth, she faces a stark choice. Either she turns Emera over to her employers who control the filamentium monopoly, or risks everything to help Emera fulfill her quest to save her people.
The choice should be simple, but it’s not losing her life that terrifies Idari. It’s finally living. Idari knows she’s human despite outwardly appearing to be an android with a failing memory stitched together by her ship’s irascible AI, CR-UX. She’s been just getting by for longer than she remembers, assured in her humanity, but not enough to risk it.
Idari has lived her entire life in darkness. The dark comforts and shields. The dark preserves in its cold, and Idari may not be able to keep her star out of her shadow.
“If James Joyce had grown up reading X-Men comics and obsessively playing Destiny, he would have written this. A breathtakingly imaginative, star-spanning romp that is equal parts swashbuckling galactic adventure and lyrical introspection about love and identity.”
– Wayne Santos, author of The Chimera Code
I Forgor • I Want To Break Free • Rebel Rebel
Shown on Page (things clearly told to the reader):
- Alcohol abuse
Alluded to (things only mentioned in passing or hinted at):
- Transphobia (villains are not nice)
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