Friday, March 21, 2014

Blog Tour: Across The Wire by Stella Telleria

Across the Wire

About The Book:

Title: Across the Wire
Author: Stella Telleria
Published: November 4, 2013
Genres: Adult, Science Fiction
Purchase: Amazon | Smashwords | Kobo | iTunes

When Mia Mitchell, a hardcore but lonely former Marine, steps into an alley to pull some thugs off an unlucky foreigner, she walks into a fight she expects. What she doesn’t see coming is the foreigner making her a job offer any sane person would refuse. So, she takes it. She thinks she’s headed for some third-world country; instead she’s mysteriously transported to an Earth-like parallel world. That’s a mad left-hook.

Mia discovers a matriarchal dystopia where freedom doesn’t exist and fighting for it means execution. Lethal force bends all to the law; women fear for their families and un-wed men suffer slavery. Mia’s job is to train an underground syndicate of male freedom-fighters for a violent revolution. However, the guys don’t want a pair of X chromosomes showing them the way.

Eben, an escaped slave, is encouraged by Mia to become a leader among the men. But when he turns his quiet determination on her, it spells F.U.B.A.R. for cynical Mia. Their unexpected connection threatens more than her exit strategy; it threatens the power struggle festering with in the syndicate.

Haunted by nightmares and post-traumatic stress, unsure who to trust or how to get home, Mia struggles to stay alive as she realizes all is not what it seems.

My Review: 

Across the Wire (Across the Wire #1) My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Across the Wire by Stella Telleria is the first book in her Across The Wire series.

First off, what a story line - I've never read anything remotely along the lines of this story. First off - the heroine is a bad ass Iraq War veteran. Mia, we thank you for your service. Second, SHE comes to the rescue of a man being attacked by muggers in San Fransisco. She is brave and courageous AND moral. This man she rescues offers her a job training freedom fighters, leaving out the part about it being on a parallel earth where women rule and men are slaves.

While this genre was outside of my bubble of comfort, it was such a different story I had to read it. The characters are deep and well develeoped but not always likeable. Mia is a hard ass and has been through so much she comes across as quite cold most of the time. But it was a REAL character development that was necessary for the story.

The book ends on a cliff hanger, so beware if those drive you bonzo. All in all, I enjoyed it enough to warrant a 4-Star "really liked it" for originality and creativity.

About The Author:

All my life I’ve dreamed of stories or have had my nose buried in one. I live in Edmonton, Canada with my husband and my weird sense of humor. Across the Wire is my first novel.

I love old war movies, dystopian fiction, and any story with action, a good plot, and characters I'd get into a fight at the pub for. Not that I'm a brawler or anything. Unless you think that out-of-print book or vintage piece at the thrift shop is going home with you instead of me. Then, my friend, the gloves are off.

Some say if you have your nose buried in a book, you're missing out on life. I say my nose is buried in a book because one life is not enough.



  1. Glad you liked it, Lisa! It does sound like a very unique story!

  2. Thank you so much for reading and being a part of the tour, Lisa.