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Science Fiction Novel "Ares" Wins New Apple Book Award For Excellence In Independent Publishing

"Ares" by K.A. Finn chosen as Medalist Winner in the Science Fiction category of the 2015 New Apple Book Awards for Excellence in Independent Publishing.

Dayton, OH, September 7, 2016

Ares by K.A. Finn chosen as Medalist Winner in the Science Fiction category of the 2015 New Apple Book Awards for Excellence in Independent Publishing.

Book Synopsis
He wasn't expected to survive -- no one else did -- and for twenty years, he has managed to stay off their radar. Until now. Until her... Gryffin was the sole survivor of The Foundation's experimental project to transform human children into hybrid cyborgs - half human, half machine. The program failed and he was sent on a one way trip into The Outer Sector where he was left for dead. He has survived for twenty years by suppressing his human emotions and embracing his machine side. Officer Terra Rush believes in her duty to the Foundation. The Sector needs to be prepared for colonization, and nothing can stop her from doing her job...except him. When Gryffin saves her from an attack, Terra uncovers a terrible secret. The Foundation has been lying to her...and maybe they still are. They have labelled Gryffin a killing machine, yet he acts more human than many of The Foundation's leaders. He has awakened intense feelings in Terra that throw her loyalties into question, and even though he pushes her away, she is determined to find out the truth about the cyborg program. Gryffin refuses to be a mindless soldier, yet escaping The Foundation's control and stopping the colonization of his home will require Terra's help. Can Gryffin overcome the machine inside and trust her? Or will getting in touch with his human emotions destroy him once and for all?

About the Author
K.A. Finn grew up on the South East coast of Ireland before moving to a rural smallholding on the Welsh marches. After studying media production, KA Finn enjoyed a working career in veterinary nursing, financial services and, most recently, in the electrical and engineering industries. Opportunity offered KA Finn the chance to write and publish the first book of the Nomad Series, Ares; a concept that had been written and re-written (and re-written again) for more than 20 years, evolving,and developing with each year. KA Finns' writing incorporates science fiction with elements from past and present, and hints of Celtic mythology. KA Finn's passion for writing science fiction integrates with a busy family life, freelance proofreading and agricultural interests. Any free time is spent reading Stephen Leather, Andy McNab, J.R. Ward, Lee Child, James Rollins, and J.D. Robb.

About the New Apple Book Awards
The Annual New Apple Book Awards for Excellence in Independent Publishing was established to honor the creative achievements of the unsung books fighting for their place within the digital publishing world. Any English language book published within the last three years, currently available for sale by an independent author or small press that met the Awards' guidelines was eligible for entry. One book was chosen in each category as the Medalist Winner receiving the highest honors. In addition, the judges were permitted to choose up to three Official Selections for category distinction.

Contact Information
Ares is available in Paperback, Audiobook and eBook on Amazon. To find out more about the New Apple Book Awards, visit

Author: K.A. Finn
Publishing House: Self-Published
ISBN: 978-0-99320730-3
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Twitter: @K_A_Finn
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