Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Spark Rising Blog Tour & Giveaway!

Spark Rising by Kate Corcino
Publication date: December 15th 2014
Genres: New Adult, Post-Apocalyptic, 
Science Fiction

All that’s required to ignite a revolution is a single spark rising.
Two hundred years after the cataclysm that annihilated fossil fuels, Sparks keep electricity flowing through their control of energy-giving Dust. The Council of Nine rebuilt civilization on the backs of Sparks, offering citizens a comfortable life in a relo-city in exchange for power, particularly over the children able to fuel the future. The strongest of the boys are taken as Wards and raised to become elite agents, the Council’s enforcers and spies. Strong girls—those who could advance the rapidly-evolving matrilineal power—don’t exist. Not according to the Council.
Lena Gracey died as a child, mourned publicly by parents desperate to keep her from the Council. She was raised in hiding until she fled the relo-city for solitary freedom in the desert. Lena lives off the grid, selling her power on the black market.
Agent Alex Reyes was honed into a calculating weapon at the Ward School to do the Council’s dirty work. But Alex lives a double life. He’s leading the next generation of agents in a secret revolution to destroy those in power from within.
The life Lena built to escape her past ends the day Alex arrives looking for a renegade Spark.

Kate Corcino the author of Spark Rising did an awesome job in revealing the first in the Progenitor Saga Series. Her writing is detailed and her characters in this book are well developed. She easily brings the post apocalyptic way of life to our fingertips!

This book was no doubt an adventuresome book to read and Corcino keeps her readers in tune. Not only that but her main character shows the spirit of the power of women and that stays on the minds of her readers. I like the positive aspects that she does bring to women of this age via her main character. I rate this book 4 stars and recommend to all that enjoy futuristic readings!

*I was given Spark Rising in exchange for an honest review. All reviews are mine and I have not gained any compensation for them.

Kate Corcino is a reformed shy girl who found her voice (and uses it…a lot). She believes in magic, coffee, Starburst candies, genre fiction, descriptive profanity, and cackling over wine with good friends. A recovering Dr. Pepper addict, she knows the only addiction worth feeding is the one that follows the “click-whooooosh” of a new story settling into her brain.

She also believes in the transformative power of screwing up and second chances. Cheers to works-in-progress of the literary and lifelong variety!

She is currently gearing up for publication of Ignition Point and Spark Rising , the first books in the Progenitor Saga, a near future dystopian adventure series with romantic elements, science, magic, and plenty of action.

Tour-wide giveaway (INTL)
  • A gift basket including a silver “Dust” opal pendant, a signed paperback of Spark Rising, signed tote, bookmarks, and a mousepad

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Individual giveaway
 (1) ebook copy of Spark Rising. Open internationally. 
Contest Ends March 15, 2015.
Prize will be sent out after March 17th.



  1. This ounds like a really fun read! Glad you liked it! :)

  2. I really enjoyed this book, this is an excellent writer!