Tuesday, April 22, 2014


Today we have a new YA SciFi/Adventure tour from
Bewitching Book Tours.
From Author Braxton A. Cosby,
Protostar Book 1, The Star - Crossed Saga.
The prologue truly grabbed my attention, I think it will 
do the same for you.  The reviews tout it as a great mix of
Romeo and Juliet with Star Trek…anything that relates to
my beloved Star Trek is something I want to take a closer 
look at.  We have a special added bonus of a Character 
Interview with Noella, so be sure and read through.  Plus
our Author has included a GIVEAWAY with the tour,  so
make sure you put you name in the hat for a chance to win
an autographed copy of Protostar.  As always, enjoy the
 rest of the tour and please leave a comment so we know 
you were here, thx for stopping by, PLP.

The Star-Crossed Saga
Book 1
Braxton A. Cosby
Genre: Young Adult/Sci-fi Romance
Publisher: Winter Goose Publishing
Date of Publication: April 16th, 2014
ISBN: 978-1-941058-01-5   ASIN: 1941058019 
Number of pages:346  Word Count: 99k
Cover Artist: Winter Goose Publishing

Book Description:

On the brink of civil war, the Torrian Alliance continues with its mission to obliterate Star-children across the universe in order to suppress an intergalactic evil. Following the recommendations of his council, King Gregorio Derry reluctantly agrees to send his only son William on a mission to restore honor to his family name. 

William seeks to complete his assignment, the elimination of a Star-child named Sydney on planet Earth, but when the assassination is delayed he begins to realize an emotional connection with his target. 

With conspiracy threatening his home planet, and a hidden menace on Earth seeking to secure a vested interest, William finds himself torn between irrevocable duty and sacrificing everything he stands for to defend Sydney. 

As William and Sydney struggle to overcome their impossible circumstances, they start to wonder if the connection of two Star-Crossed lovers will be enough to save them from certain doom.

Available at Amazon

Seventeen Years Ago . . .

Sarah stood atop the mountainside looking out into the sky. The expanse of rich darkness and scattered stars reminded her of home. She desired to return there someday, but knew that she couldn’t. Things had been set in motion. There was no way to turn back now, even if she tried.
Still, something within her body felt wrong. 
Is this the right place, right time? she thought.
Maybe the details got skewed, blended together, lost amongst all the immaculate planning. Even they were known to be wrong sometimes. She hoped against all hope that they weren’t. But stars never lie. She gazed into the sky. Their configuration—constellation after constellation, linked like a chain, with the Star of David perched in the center—was picture perfect. This had to be it. All she had to do now . . . was wait.
And wait she did.  
Hours passed as the moon slid by. Just as her mind began to fill with doubt, it finally happened. The ground underneath her shifted, rocking her from side to side, up and down, as the stars burned brightly. She braced herself, running down from the mountain the best she could. Her old bony legs wobbled, struggling to keep her upright as she negotiated the uneven layers of rock and grass. A loud crashing noise like the banging of cymbals lit her ears on fire as the sky parted, sending a tiny bright shard screaming across the black canvas, growing larger as it drew near. 
Her eyes snapped to the road—the projected point of impact. But one detail had been missed. 
Unaccounted for.  
Someone else was there. 
A vehicle sped down the dusty road, on a straight collision course with the object, which continued to grow larger and larger as time ticked on. Sarah waved her hands as wildly as she could screaming, “Hey, you have to stop!”
But her screams went unnoticed. She gasped as the object crashed to the earth, tearing the car into pieces. She squinted, filtering the heat from the explosion as she moved in closer to examine the wreckage. 
A gaping hole where the roof used to be greeted her, revealing the charred remains of the female passenger. She scanned the rest of the vehicle for survivors, finding only the shell of the driver white-knuckled to the steering wheel. 
Her heart dropped. 
The muffled sound of a baby crying tickled her ears, urging her to examine the object in the passenger seat more closely. It resembled a meteor, covered in craters and black ash that sent her into a coughing panic. A small crack in the outer shell provided just enough space for her to look inside. Reaching out for the door handle, she grabbed it with both hands—wrinkled fingers trembling as she ripped the car door free—tossing it by the wayside. With a sigh of relief, she peeled back the shell. Black smoke stung her eyes as her hands burned from the heat. But Sarah ignored them both, pressing forward with her mission. Nothing would stop her now. With wet eyes she smiled, finally finding what she was so desperately looking for—a baby girl.  


So, tell everyone your name.
My name is Noella. 
Is that it? No last name?
No. That’s all I want to share at this time. 
Ok. Well, thank you for participating in this interview. Can you please tell the readers a little something about yourself?
I’m new to Madisonburg. I arrived, I mean, I moved here about a year ago, and Sydney has been nice enough to take me under her wing and be an amazing friend. She’s shown me around and introduced me to so many great people. She’s the best. I’m excited about starting our senior year of high school together. 
That’s excellent. Now, your role in Protostar; do you consider yourself a villain or a hero?
I’m the hero of course. I mean, I don’t really have a part to play on either side. I love Sydney, and I’m here to help her and build our friendship. If there’s anyone that may pose a threat to her, it’s the new guy William. I’m keeping my eye on him. 
Interesting. What do you love most about your character?
My relationship with Sydney. Like I said before, she is truly someone special. I knew it from the day I met her and that has not changed. She has a gentle warmth and spirit about her that is both calming and exhilarating. Hopefully, our friendship will last the test of space and time.
Space and time?
I mean, time. You can delete the space line.
Ok. No problem.
And what do you hate most?
My loyalty to Zelwyn. He’s my cousin. He has these hidden agendas that sometimes get in the way of how I feel. My emotions fluctuate on a daily basis and he never considers my feelings. He just thinks that I should jump up and do whatever he deems important. But that’s just not the case. At least not recently. I have the right to change my mind about certain things and he doesn’t see eye to eye on that. 
What do you like most about the story in Protostar?
It’s a love story. It spans all that action and no substance stuff that is clogging up the media nowadays. The attention to delivering a book that focuses on the importance of building relationships with substance versus sex and materialism is appreciated. 
This story is to be told over three expansive novels, all told from the deep third person perspective. The author tried to capture a lot of detail and switches back and forth between characters to capture the ‘big picture’ of what is going on in The Star-Crossed Universe. With that being said, the scope of the project is very big. Do you ever feel lost?
Sometimes. But not because of the story. It’s personal. I am not the same person I used to be a year ago. I don’t see things the same way. My priorities have changed. I keep hoping that the people around me will as well. Maybe they will have a change of heart also. 
What is the one thing you would change about your character’s story if you could change anything at all?
I want to be the hero. I’m not sure how that’s trending right now, but if there’s a way, I’m going to do my best to make it happen. Heroes live forever. 
That’s it for now. And thank you again for stopping by. 

About the Author:

Braxton A. Cosby is a dreamer with a passion for inspiring others to love, in spite of circumstance and convenience. 

His calling to pen a young-adult series that is smart, witty, and thought provoking, has challenged readers to answer the question: What would you choose, love or irrevocable duty? 

Braxton lives in Atlanta, GA, where he co-hosts a local radio show on WAOK which is a mash-up of current events and health and wellness. He also has a blog where he discusses everything from health and entertainment to spirituality and relationships. 

Tour giveaway details 

One signed copy of PROTOSTAR open to US Shipping

 a Rafflecopter giveaway


  1. Star Trek and Romeo and Juliet? Love it! And the excerpt is definitely gripping. It's refreshing to see a YA book written in something other than first (not the usual trend, but I personally prefer 3rd). Definitely adding this one to my TBR list :). Thanks for introducing me!

  2. Thx for checking us out today…I'm sure Braxton will be happy to read your comment..june

  3. Thank you Kristen. I am very proud of Protostar and I hope you get a chance to read it. It has so much to offer and is a huge change from the normal YA reads out there. Enjoy.