Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Condemned by Eric Dulin ~*~ Giveaway & Review ~*~

Title:  Condemned
Author:  Eric Dulin
Series:  Deus Ex Machina #1
Published:  November 24th 2012 by The Lost Sanctum 
(first published November 20th 2012)
Page Count: 270
Genre: Science Fiction
Shelf: Review Copy
Rating:  ★★★★

Synopsis from Goodreads:

Imagine waking up covered in blood.
Without knowing where you are. Who you are.
Hunted by a team of the deadliest soldiers in the galaxy.
This is the nightmare Arigus Vanes faces. Sheltered within the chassis of a powerful Guardian battlesuit, Arigus has no idea who he is or what happened when he wakes up at the site of gruesome murders. Government Enforcers storm in, and he flees for his life into Kingston, an enormous underground city on the industrial planet Korscia. Thrown into a world of thieves and murderers, he befriends a woman and her subservient android whom prove invaluable to helping him uncover his shrouded past while surviving the present. Together, they unearth secrets about Arigus and his assailants that had been hidden from the galaxy. The twisted truths connecting them together.

But some secrets are meant to be buried.

My Review:

This was a very fast paced, phenomenally well written novel. Dulin creates a world that is so well developed you can’t help but picture it. I feel like I’ve been there. The author describes everything in such vivid detail and clarity that you can envision the novel in its entirety. Everything becomes quite lifelike. The storyline itself is also very well developed and exceedingly well put together. He took the notion of AI to an entirely new level with his very unique take on it. His AI ‘machines’ are so lifelike that it’s hard to fathom. Through them, this novel provides a complete and utter escape from reality as we know it.

This unique cast of characters was quite well developed. Not only was this cast of characters unique as a whole, each individual was also unique within the novel. It was very interesting to see where each of these characters came from and how they all came together to be in their current situation. Some of them even have unique speech patterns that stay consistent throughout the novel. His characters also embrace the best and the worst of humanity, creating both hope and catastrophe.

This novel was a brilliant introduction to Dulin’s new series. It draws you in, creating a picture that you can’t help but immerse yourself in. Although this novel is complete in and of itself (something unique for many series published recently), it also leaves you wanting to know more and travel further with these characters.

Buy your copy online here today!

Also, a huge announcement!
The sequel to this awesome novel, Redemption, is set for release May 20/13.
Check out Eric's website for further details at

And now for the part you've all been waiting for....

Enter to win 1 of 5 ecopies of Condemned by Eric Dulin.
Winner's choice of ecopy format (epub, mobi, or pdf).
Entries close 11:59pm May 12/13.
Winners will be announced May 13/13.
Good luck to everyone!


  1. I take my cell phone with me everywhere. I don't have an Ereader, so I use the kindle app on it. I also use Facebook and Twitter, as well as contacting people if I need too. I also keep track of my emails! Everything is on there haha.

  2. About the only thing I take everywhere with me is my wallet. I wouldn't call it my tether to reality, but I'm glad I have it so that they can identify my body in the event I'm ran over by a bus or something.

  3. I take something to let me back in my house!

  4. I take my cell phone with me everywhere. When I get a "minute" I read even if it is only a sentence or maybe a paragraph. I have the kindle app. Love it. Wish I had a kindle though. Thanks for the giveaway. Condemned sounds very intriguing.

  5. I take my Nook everywhere I go... to keep me as far FROM reality as possible ;P

  6. I take my wallet with me. It has things in it like money, my driver's license and credit cards. Very based in reality, lol ;)

  7. I take at least two of my Kindles...earbuds and a charger...are these things based in reality? Hmm, is breathing part of reality? :)

  8. Looks like a great read. Thanks for the giveaway!