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Feel the Soul (Cages)

10/06/2004. Contributed by Jessica Martin

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EPPIE-winner Nicole Givens Kurtz's new SFF novel.

Author Nicole Givens Kurtz is planning to take readers on a journey into a world known as Solis with her latest novel, The Soul Cages.

The book spins a tale of captures, rescues, and escapes, and our Nicole will be attending science fiction cons this summer to celebrate the release of this recent novel.

The Soul Cages is the story of Sarah, who as a child is captured by Valek and taken to his soul cages on Solis. Valek is in the business of selling Solance, a mind-reading serum that takes human souls as a major ingredient. At the onset of the novel, Sarah and her sister Amana have managed to escape the soul cages, only to be ambushed at the
Allerton Circle, a gateway to another world. A mysterious man arrives through the Allerton Circle, sporting a shield and a sword.

Nicole starts her tour at 'Black to the Future', June 11th in Seattle, WA. She'll also be attending ConKopelli in Litchfield Park, AZ, July 2nd - 5th, Bubonicon 36 in Albuquerque, NM, August 27th - 29th, and completing her tour at Dragon Con 2004 in Atlanta, GA on September 3rd - 7th.

Givens Kurtz second novel, 'Browne Candidate', received a fair bit of attention when it was named a finalist for the 2003 EPPIEs and 2002 Dream Realm Awards for Best Science Fiction novel.

Nicole Givens Kurtz was born in Knoxville, Tennessee. She is the publisher of the zine 'Mocha Memoirs Ezine of Short Fiction & Poetry'. She is an Instructor at the University of New Mexico, Gallup. Her short stories have appeared in publications such as Anotherealm, Jackhammer Ezine, Dragon Soup, Orpheus Romance and Wild Child Press.

The Soul Cages will be available mid-June through retailers or directly from Crystal Dreams Publishing.

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