Spotlight & Giveaway: NEUROGARDEN by Bryon Vaughn

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This post is part of a virtual book tour organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. The author will award a $50 Amazon/BN GC to one randomly drawn commenter via Rafflecopter. Click on the tour banner to see the other stops on the tour.


GENRE:  Science Fiction, Techno-thriller


Book Description


Where can you run when there is no place to hide?

Brenna Patrick is a brilliant technologist specializing in neural-cognitive functions and AI. She has cracked the code to solve one of the most troublesome problems in the field, and turned that into the multi-billion dollar NeuralTech Corporation.

Working quietly with the U.S. Department of Defense, NeuralTech is poised to leapfrog the competition with a revolutionary system for tracking people, starting with the world’s most wanted terrorists. But there are only so many terrorists in the world, so who’s next?

When a pair of Columbia graduate students, Jenny and Leo, stumble on the dark secret of NeuralTech’s success, it kicks off a tense game of cat and mouse. As they fight to defeat the powerful forces arrayed against them, nothing less than the fate of humanity hangs in the balance…

NEUROGARDEN is a roller-coaster ride of a thriller, one that will have readers pondering the nature of memory, and of reality, long after they’ve read the last page. 


Book Excerpt


neurogardenSettling into a location near the bottom of the dome, the zone transitioned to red. She pointed toward the red node, and up popped Henry Alan Foster’s mugshot, coupled with his current location. The crowd murmured, their faces masks of disbelief.

“What say we send the authorities to pick up Mr. Foster?” Brenna outstretched her arms with her hands giving a “thumb’s up” sign as if to ask for the crowd’s approval, answered by a rise of clapping and a smattering of cheers. At that moment, Jenny saw how much Brenna enjoyed being not only the center of attention, but the person with all the power. It was a look she had seen earlier in Brenna’s office, but in the moment she’d thought it was a look of infatuation, or perhaps love.  Now, however, it was clear to Jenny that Brenna relished control more than anything else.

Brenna scanned the viewers at The Podium glass. “Or should we send a bullet?”

The crowd roared its approval, and with that, Brenna turned her thumbs downward as she nodded to her engineer. After a few taps, and about ten seconds, the mugshot of Henry Alan Foster disappeared from the dome and the room erupted in resounding approval.

Jenny watched Brenna bask in the glow of this moment, and while she was still in awe of the majestic raven-haired figure before her, her stomach lurched as if she were dropped out of an airplane. At this moment she wanted nothing more than to be wrapped in Leo’s strong arms and to forget this whole day happened.


Author Bio and Links


author of newrogardenEver since reading Douglas Adams back in my formative years, I have had an interesting relationship with humor, science fiction, and technology. My first computer was a TI-99/4A, so yeah, I’m old, but only until scientists have cracked the code on transplanting our brains into shiny new vessels.

My body may be showing signs of wear, but I’m keeping my brain tight.

When I am not dreaming of far off worlds and writing, I am living a semi-normal life working in New York City, and watching movies with my wife and her spastic cat, Moss.

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  • Victoria Alexander
    September 22, 2020 at 10:16 am

    Sounds like a good book!

  • Rita Wray
    September 22, 2020 at 12:15 pm

    Sounds like a great read.

  • Goddess Fish Promotions
    September 22, 2020 at 12:23 pm

    Thank you for hosting!

  • Marisela Zuniga
    September 22, 2020 at 3:45 pm

    this sounds very interesting

  • James Robert
    September 24, 2020 at 3:38 am

    Great post and I appreciate getting to find out about another great book. Thanks for all you do and for the hard work you put into this. Greatly appreciated!

  • Sherry
    September 25, 2020 at 2:16 pm

    Sounds like a very good book.