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Wednesday, February 8, 2012

REVIEW & GIVEAWAY: Nuclear Romance by Abby Luby



Nuclear Romance begins with the death of a little girl while swimming in the Hudson River. The river that she's swimming in happens to be right by a nuclear power plant. Even though no reason can be given for her death, no one at first associates her death with the nuclear power plant. Due to budget cuts and a shorter staff, sports writer Lou Padera is assigned to cover the little girl’s death. The experience haunts him. In the meantime Lou gets a mysterious phone call stating that the power plant is the reason for the little girl’s death and the story suddenly becomes an obsession for Lou. Meanwhile he meets Diana, who leads the anti-nuclear power group and develops a relationship with her that could end his career. Throw in corrupt nuclear power employee, Bob and young reporter Chrissy, who is willing to sell out her morals for a chance at the big time. When the power plant has a disaster the community is thrown into turmoil but unite to try to shut the plant down while power plant representatives try to save face.

Nuclear Romance is a well written, easy to read book that keeps you hooked from the very beginning until the final pages. Abby Luby’s experience as a journalist is seen throughout this book which gives the story the feel of reading a gripping news story. Abby is passionate about the topic of nuclear power, which also shines through in this book, drawing you in and making you want to know more. I found the subject matter so interesting that I read it in one sitting, and I’ve asked Abby’s rep if she would like to write a guest post on nuclear power. Hopefully, we will see that soon.

Abby Luby is a freelance journalist who, for over ten years, has covered nuclear power, particularly issues surrounding the Indian Point nuclear power plant in New York. Her articles have appeared in The New York Daily News, The Villager, The Westchester Guardian, The Real Deal, SolveClimateNews, The North County News and the Record Review. She also writes for the Poughkeepsie Journal, The Stamford Advocate/Greenwich Time, Valley Table Magazine, Roll Magazine, Hearst publications HealthyLivingCT, Living@HomeCT covering news, art, food and health. She teaches writing and literature at Marist College.

To find out more about Abby visit http://www.abbylu.com/


***UPDATED 2/10/12*** - GIVEAWAY:  I enjoyed Nuclear Romance so much that I would like to share it.  I am giving away a Kindle or Nook copy of the book to one of my lucky readers.  Because I've been having so many problems lately with rafflecopter, we'll do this the old fashioned way. 


To enter please leave a comment with your name and content information (1 entry). 
You can get an extra entry for following me either with google friend connect, google +, or twitter (1 entry).
 I will also give an extra entry for blogging about this giveaway, tweeting about it or spreading the word in some other way.  Please provide the link to your sharing (3 entries).
 
Please leave a seperate comment for each entry.  The giveaway will go from now through March 15 at Midnight.

22 comments:

Anonymous said...

I loved `Nuclear Romance' and reviewed it on my blog here:
http://theuniversalthump27.blogspot.com/2012/01/review-of-abby-lubys-novel-nuclear.html.

The novel is excellently paced and the characters memorable. A fine book and highly recommended.

Joshua J. Mark said...

Sorry, I don't know how I managed to post the above as `Anonymous'.

Susan Baumel said...

"Nuclear Romance" has all the elements of the finest type of story. It is meaningful and romantic. What else could one ask for in a good read. It's also valuable information of the kind that can save lives. Let's all read it now, while we can still learn and before the crisis it attempts to prevent.

Susan Baumel said...

"Nuclear Romance" has all the elements of the finest type of story. It is meaningful and romantic.

What else could one ask for in a good read? It's also valuable information of the kind that can save lives. Following the crisis in Japan there is no excuse for ignoring these realities and addressing them in an exciting and realistic format is the best approach.

Let's all read it now, while we can still learn and before the crisis it attempts to prevent.

Theresa Senato Edwards said...

I've been reading the excerpts, and it has been a great read!

billchestnut said...

I've read the book a few times now.I was intrigued by what I perceive as the the realities of a nuclear mishap, discounting the hype that often accompanies politicians and companies that have a vested interest in snowing the public that everything is "safe and secure". Evacuation!,Have you ever been on the Taconic or Route 9 at rush hour?

Julie W said...

I hadn't heard of this book before, but after reading your review I'm definitely adding it to my TBR list! Thanks so much for the chance to win a copy:)

GFC: Julie Witt
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desitheblonde said...

Nuclear Romance is a well written, easy to read book that keeps you hooked from the very beginning until the final pages. Abby Luby’s e I POSTED IT ON MY TWTTER DESI THE BLONDE
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Rasberryswrlgirl said...

Hi Julie. It really is good. I hope you enjoy it. Good luck, maybe you'll win it.

Gisele Alv said...

I would love to read this one!
Thanks for the chance!
GFC: Gisele Alvarado
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Maya Floria Yasmin said...

I've never read this book before :)

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Ramblings of a Part time Druid said...

I'd love to win.

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♥Katrina♥ said...

Name: Katrina (Kindred Dreamheart)
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Twitter: @studiokd3

Farin said...

Thanks for the opportunity to win.
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and also by Twitter: ThoughtsofFarin
My email is:farinrochelle(at)gmail(dot)com

Judy said...

Thanks for your giveaway. Nuclear Romance looks like a great read.

Judy

Judy said...

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Clarissa (Bookadicea) said...

Thank you for this Awesome Giveaway!
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Fran Yaker Higgins said...

I have always found discussion about nuclear plants very scary, so I don't read much about it. This book made it easy to learn about because it was set in a fun, interesting story.

Sayomay said...

Awesome! XD
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GFC Samantha D

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thx so much for your giveaways :))

 
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