Happy Valentine’s Day everyone!
It’s official, now, Antaran Legacy: For Duty has been released! Below is the press release we distributed to the media earlier today.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Connecticut Author Launches First Book in Second Series
Matthew Plourde begins new book series Antaran Legacy with For Duty
Southington, Conn., February 14, 2011 – Torn between duty and love, Antaran Heiress Lady Helena leads her six sisters in a dangerous plot to end the war and conflict that found its way to their home. The neutral planet of Antares, self-published author Matthew C. Plourde’s setting of his new book series, has lived apart from the rest of the universe until now.
“Antaran Legacy: For Duty explores people’s reactions when faced with difficult decisions that challenge their upbringing and morals. These types of situations inevitably define a person, and changes their outlook on life,” states Plourde. “While set in an extreme fictional setting, Helena faces one of these situations and must make decisions that will ultimately decide who she is.”
Two superpowers – the imperialist Humans and machine state of Proxus – have waged war on one another, and caught in the crossfire are the people of Antares. In an effort to save his planet from fear and tyranny, Emperor Agreios sends his seven daughters, including Heiress Lady Helena, into the conflict.
Gifted with the ability to read people’s thoughts, the sisters devise a plan to befriend and infiltrate the Humans’ camp. However, the sisters, including Helena, find themselves conflicted between betrayal and honor; tradition and universal fellowship; reason and doubt; and love and duty.
“The Antaran Legacy series came about as a result from a spontaneous story telling moment with my wife. For Duty is the precursor to the story that developed that night,” explains Plourde. “Like with my other stories, my characters tend to take a life of their own, and help me share some of the life lessons I’ve learned through my struggles with cancer.”
Antaran Legacy: For Duty can be found on Amazon.com, iBooks and Nook. Electronic versions of the book can be purchased for $3.99, paperbacks are available for $12.99 and hardcover copies are priced at $23.99.
For more information about Matthew C. Plourde and his upcoming novels, please visit https://matthewcplourde.wordpress.com/.
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About Matthew C. Plourde
After attending the University of New Haven in New Haven, Conn. and planning to begin a career in criminology, Matthew Plourde experienced a life changing event. At 23 years old, he was diagnosed with stage 3 squamous cell carcinoma located on his tongue, which nearly ended his life.
With this second chance at life, Plourde learned a valuable lesson and offers these inspirational words to people, “don’t allow life to just happen around you; make changes, take risks and be true to your own heart.”
Now 11 years later, Plourde is now able to act on those lessons learned and has begun sharing his experiences and wisdom through his novels; Eden and newly released Antaran Legacy: For Duty.
Plourde has a wife, Bonnie, and two children, Jenna & Owen.
To find out more about Plourde’s upcoming books, check out his blog https://matthewcplourde.wordpress.com/.