Cover Reveal, Exclusive Excerpt, and Giveaway – Cosmic Inception by Alicia Nordwell

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Cover Artist: Christine Griffin

Pre-order Release Date: 6/17/2016

Official Release Date: 7/18/2016

Genre: MM Science Fiction
Length: 288 Pages/110k
Rating: Adult/Mature
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Their journey will span the universe and back, but there’s no guarantee they’ll make it together.

Though Nick and Fieo are drawn to each other, their relationship has never been easy. Their differences go beyond their races, but they’ve managed to work together to prevent the spread of corruption, growing closer along the way. Nick still battles the effects of years of oneliness, fear, and pain but surprises everyone when he refuses to stay behind when Fieo is sent on a vital mission to find the Collectors. Fieo objects, but there’s no stopping Nick when he sets his mind to something. Over the course of their mission, it becomes clear Nick is more than anyone ever imagined, but the mystery of his past threatens to derail his future.

The search for the truth will take Fieo and Nick far from Caeorleia, to worlds both familiar and completely alien, and put stress on their already tenuous relationship. It’s a journey that will either tear them apart or finally bring them together.


Fieo was still sitting in his chair. I frowned. How long did he expect me to wait?

“Hey.” The guard walking past my seat stopped short when I reached out an arm.


“Hi.” I smiled. “Would you mind taking me to the captain’s quarters?”

He hummed, looking uncertain.

“Please.” I played up my exhaustion; it wasn’t that much of an effort. The interrupted nights meant I often had dark circles under my eyes. The seats in the ship weren’t comfortable, and I really needed to stretch out.

And use a bathroom.

I had to wonder how that would work on the Caeorleian ship. Their technology was different. Maybe that would have to wait until after Fieo was done with his duties and could show me the facilities, if I couldn’t figure it out. A nap would be better than nothing.

“Come with me,” the guard said.

“Oh, thank you.” I went to stand up, but couldn’t. I frowned.

“You must release the webbing.” He leaned down, reaching between my legs.

“Hey!” I didn’t expect him to move that fast. I couldn’t move; my heart pounded hard enough to leap from my chest.

“What are you doing?” Fieo roared. He burst out of his seat, shoving the guard away. He stopped with his back to me, baring his fangs and letting out a vicious hum. “Do not touch him, Oshul!”

Shit. Fieo was going to attack one of his own men. I fumbled between my legs, searching

for the release Oshul mentioned.

About the Author

Alicia Nordwell is one of those not so rare creatures, a reader turned writer. Striving to find something interesting to read one day, she decided to write what she wanted instead. Then the voices started … Yep, not only does she talk about herself in the third person for bios, she has voices in her head constantly clamoring to get out.

Fortunately for readers, with the encouragement of her family and friends, she decided for her own sanity to keep writing. Now you can find her stories both free and e-published!She can be found quite often at her blog, where she has a lot of free fiction for readers to enjoy or working hard, or maybe hardly working, as an admin on under her online nickname, Cia.

Oh yeah, she’s a wife, mom of two, and lives in the dreary, yet ideal for her redhead complexion, Pacific Northwest. Except for when she disappears into one of the many worlds in her head, of course!

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  1. Thank you for having me on your site today!!

  2. Sci fi was my first love in fourth grade, so choosing one alien is hard! I’ll go with Spock, in homage to Leonard Nimoy, a classy man.

  3. I’m with Susan – Spock has bee a huge favorite of mine since I watched Star Trek (The Original) reruns as a kid.

    Thanks for the post – not sure how I missed this series, but it sounds great and I am going to add to my TBR list.

    • Since I was a TNG fan, Spock was never a big alien for me growing up, but I would say he is essentially the most iconic character imo. I’m glad the series sounds interesting, Jen! Perhaps you’ll win the backlist copies!! 😀

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