Omitted Pieces by Stephanie Hansen

Omitted Pieces
Transformed Nexus Book Two
Stephanie Hansen

Genre: YA Sci-Fi
Publisher: Fire and Ice YA and Tantor Audio
Date of Publication: 03/01/22
ISBN: 978-1-955784-21-4
Number of pages: 268
Word Count: 67,302
Cover Artist: Caroline Andrus

Tagline: The amazing conclusion to the Transformed Nexus duology explores uncharted territory with dangerous compassion.

Interview with the Author

Where do you get the inspiration for your story?

I get inspiration for my stories from my dreams, life, etc. I’m a lucid dreamer, not in the sense where I necessarily know that I’m in a dream while dreaming but that I can change the outcome of a dream. It’s more as if I were dropped into a book, like where fiction becomes reality. At least that is how it feels to me. I also gather a lot of data, information, and inspiration from the numerous medical procedures I’ve been through but I morph it by fictionalizing it and making it more fun. I believe this has been a cathartic way for me to handle it.

How do you find such interesting names for your people and places?

My character names are inspired by history, places, and more. Vienna is a beautiful place that I would love to visit so that’s why one of my main characters is named that. A sierra is a long, jagged mountain chain and beautiful to look at…therefore another character name. My antagonist, Dr. Henry Cromwell, is a combination of the wife killing King Henry the 8th and the Cromwellian conquest of Ireland. Yesha was beautiful to me the first time I heard it and I believe its meaning is something like “you will be accepted” so it felt perfect for the name of the protagonist’s friend.

Do you base your places on places you’ve traveled to or ones that you’ve read about?

Yes & No, Earth cities are either cities I’ve visited or lived in or are inspired by them but my fantasy and science fiction settings are often from dreams. Bits and pieces of the made up worlds might also be inspired by fictional stories I’ve read and watched. For example, I often have planets with one of the few climates from Earth. One planet might be like the tropical climates and another like the polar climates. Then I often add a fantastical characteristic like glowing leaves and water that gets clearer where the dirt and sand is disrupted by taking a step instead of becoming cloudier.

If you had the chance to live in the world you’ve created, would you?

If I had the chance to live in the world I’ve created I would or would not depending on the world. Perhaps I would like living on planets Scepter and Funen as one is a beautiful jungle world and the other a fun place of relics. I would not however choose to live on the desert planet Vortex…at least not in its current state. Perhaps if Colsam and Theopat get a chance to turn it around I might change my mind but for now I’m good on Earth. 😉

About the Author:

Stephanie Hansen is a PenCraft and Global Book Award Winning Author. Her novella series, Altered Helix, released 2020 and book one of the Transformed Nexus duology, Replaced Parts, released 2021. Her short story, Break Time, and poetry has been featured in Mind’s Eye literary magazine. The Kansas Writers Association published her short story, Existing Forces, appointing her as a noted author. She has held a deep passion for writing since early childhood, but a brush with death caused her to allow it to grow. She’s part of an SCBWI critique group in Lawrence, KS and two local book clubs. She attends many writers’ conferences including the Writing Day Workshops, New York Pitch, Penned Con, New Letters, All Write Now, Show Me Writers Master Class, BEA, and Nebraska Writers Guild conference as well as Book Fairs and Comic-Cons. She is a member of the deaf and hard of hearing community.


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Hangovers and Holidays (Untouchable Book 5)

You know, I never imagined having one boyfriend, much less four. Jake, Archie, Coop, and Ian are still my best friends. They’re also even more entrenched in my life than I ever imagined. They’ve been my rocks, but I’m not the only one with issues.

We’re fighting our way to a new normal. I’m in therapy. Ian and I are dating. Archie introduced me to his grandfather. Both Coop and Jake’s moms refer to me as their son’s girlfriend. I don’t know how much our parents know about our relationship, but I also don’t care.

Not anymore.

The holidays are here, and we’re halfway through the year. Everyone wants a piece of us. We’ve survived so much. We’ve been trying to figure out who we can be amidst all the drama and sabotage surrounding us. Now we have to figure out who we can be, period.

That starts with us.

It starts now.

Rating: 4 out of 5.

It was a wonderful change of pace to not have the group battling outsiders for a change. A holiday break away from their families and the problems that normally would result from that. They got into better sync with each other and that was really nice to see. Great Job!

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Keys and Kisses (Untouchable Book 3)

When the year started, I had one goal—make my AP classes count and keep my grades up. Both my focus and my grades started wobbling. Dating my best friends came with perks like hugs, kisses, and invitations to dances, but it also came with cons in the form of vindictive posts, hate mail, and vandalism of my car.
I asked if it could get any worse, and I guess I got my answer.
My college essays suck.
My mother and I are racing toward a collision.
My secret admirer might turn out to be a real friend.
My dance partner wants to walk away to preserve our friendship.
My best friend demanded I keep no more secrets.
My first offered to move in with me.
My second… he’s got my back.
They all do.
But what brought us together seems to be tearing us apart and I can’t jeopardize those friendships.
I won’t.
I thought losing them was the worst thing, but losing even one… it might be the change we can’t survive.
The real key here isn’t what do I want… it’s am I willing to fight for it?

Rating: 5 out of 5.

This is such a great example of how a reverse harem might evolve naturally. The situation is treated with respect as are the individuals. Again, Heather has taken on a sensitive subject and done right by it. And Heather, if you need it, I’ve got a Master at Arms Chief (E-7) and a Special Ops Colonel (O-6) I can bring with me to help out!

USA Today bestselling author, Heather Long, likes long walks in the park, science fiction, superheroes, Marines, and men who aren’t douche bags. Her books are filled with heroes and heroines tangled in romance as hot as Texas summertime. 

From paranormal historical westerns to contemporary military romance, Heather might switch genres, but one thing is true in all of her stories—her characters drive the books. When she’s not wrangling her menagerie of animals, she devotes her time to family and friends she considers family.

She believes if you like your heroes so real you could lick the grit off their chest, and your heroines so likable, you’re sure you’ve been friends with women just like them, you’ll enjoy her worlds as much as she does.

Heather is best known for her 20-book paranormal romance series Wolves of Willow Bend, which begins:

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