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AudioBook Released

Oct 01, 2015

Aegis Incursion was selected by Amazon/ACX in June 2015 to be produced as an AudioBook. After a brief but intense auditioning process, Hollywood actor Tristan Wright was selected to be the narrator for this bestselling Action-adventure YA novel. Production began soon after and the audiobook was submitted to Amazon/ACX for final approval in early September. The audiobook was officially released on September 22 and is now availalable at Audible.com, iTunes, Amazon and ACX. Listeners will get to download a free copy of the audiobook by signing up for a free trial membership at Audible.com here

Aegis Incursion Wins the 2015 Readers' Favorite International Awards

Sept 01, 2015

AEGIS INCURSION wins the 2015 READERS' FAVORITE INTERNATIONAL BOOK AWARDS. Thank you fans and readers for your support! To see why some readers are calling it, among other things, 'one of the most original and engaging YA series out there today' and 'an electrifying thrill-ride over Hunger Games, Percy Jackson and Maze Runner territory' check it out HERE.

 

 

Aegis Incursion Awarded the coveted B.R.A.G. Medallion

August 28, 2015

We are thrilled to announce that S.S.Segran has once again been awarded the coveted B.R.A.G. Medallion. This time for her second novel, Aegis Incursion. Thank you IndieBrag for this honor!

 

BRAGMedallion.com is owned and operated by indieBRAG, LLC, a privately held organization that has brought together a large group of readers, both individuals and members of book clubs, located throughout the United States and in ten other countries around the globe. All books brought to the attention of indieBRAG, LLC are subjected to a rigorous selection process. On average, 50% of the books submitted fail to pass the initial screen and another 40% are subsequently rejected by readers. If it passes this preliminary assessment, it is then read by members drawn from a global reader group. They judge the merits of the book based on a comprehensive list of criteria. Thus, only 10% of the books considered are awarded the B.R.A.G. Medallion.

eveRIAthing Wall of Stars Award Night 2015

July 25, 2015

eveRIAthing is a TV Show based in Vancouver, BC, that features Canadian talents and achievers and Canadians with inspiring stories. The show also features places and events that benefit the youth. eveRIAthing airs on SHAW TV/SHAW Multicultural Channel 116, Metro Vancouver.

 

The eveRIAthing Wall of Stars Awards Night recognizes the 2015 Inspiring Youth Awardees, the winners of The Star Experience Canada Songwriting Competition, and eveRIAthing featured guests on the show! Among the awardees this year is Canadian teen author S.S.Segran who was recognized for her award-winning, best-selling YA Series and her work to empower youths in developing countries through her charity aegisleague.org.  

 

Explosive Sequel from Author S.S.Segran Hits the Amazon Kindle Bestseller List Ahead of “The Hunger Games” and “Maze Runner”

June 23, 2015

Buffalo, Wyoming, USA – WEBWIRE – Tuesday, June 23, 2015

AEGIS INCURSION” the eagerly awaited sequel to the award-winning YA action-adventure thriller, “AEGIS RISING,” was officially launched on Friday, June 19, 2015 with extensive blog tours and exciting giveaways. Following the trailblazing path of her debut novel, S.S.Segran’s second novel has made it to the No. 1 spot on Amazon Kindle’s Bestseller List ahead of iconic titles such as “The Hunger Games,” “Maze Runner” and “Allegiant.” (For full press release please click here)

S.S.Segran Receieves the SAGE Foundation Excellence Award

May 23, 2015

S.S.Segran received the SAGE Foundation Excellence Awards on May 23, 2015 at an event held at the Bill Reid Gallery in Vancouver, B.C. The SAGE Foundation was founded as a non-profit organization in 2007 to recognize excellence in youth, leadership, community, arts and culture. S.S.Segran was chosen for her work as the author of the award-winning Aegis novels, a Young Adult Visionary Action Adventure series and for her contribution to youth empowerment through AegisLeague.org, a non-profit that she founded in 2013. Please click on the image for a link to the announcement on the SAGE Foundation website. 

 

Official Review of Aegis Incursion by The US Review of Books

Apr 15, 2015

Aegis Incursion received a RECOMMENDED rating from The US Review of Books. Here's an excerpt from the review: (click on image for the full review on The US Review of Books website)

"Where the first book excelled in building a mythology and a legend capped with an exciting showdown, the sequel provides nearly cover-to-cover action that never loosens its hold on the reader. Once the wheels of the plot begin turning, it isn't long before kidnappings, explosions, gunfire, fearful monsters, shadowy ringleaders, and espionage begin unfolding across dozens of chapters and multiple U.S. states. There are occasional moments where the story comes up for air, but with new characters both good and bad and more build-up to the inevitable tipping point of the world, the action is the clear focal point here. A good sequel stands alone as a strong work without the accomplishments of its predecessors, but a great sequel inspires readers to go back and relive a book they've already read, and that is precisely what this book accomplishes."

Aegis Incursion - #1 on Amazon's Hot New Release

Mar 28, 2015

Aegis Incursion, sequel to the #1 Amazon Kindle Bestseller, Aegis Rising was published on March 23. The novel is now listed at #1 on Amazon's Hot New Release category for YA. Aegis Incursion chronicles the adventures of five teen protagonist who, in the first book, were appointed by an ancient prophecy to be the Bearers of Light against a dark storm that was gathering on humanity's horizon. Hot on the trail of Aegis Rising which had garnered loyal fans from around the world, book two, in the words of a reviewer, "Brings us a worthy sequel... filled with relentless action and gravity defying twists and turns that hold the reader in a tight grip till the last page."

Aegis Incursion Release Date

Feb 21, 2015

INKmagination LLC, publisher of the Aegis League Series by award-winning author S.S.Segran, announced today that Aegis Incursion, book two of the series will be released on March 28th 2015. This initial release exclusively on Amazon will be followed by a full launch in May on a date to be announced. Upon full release, the eagerly awaited sequel to the #1 Amazon Kindle Bestseller, Aegis Rising, will be available at all major online retail stores as well as selected bookstores in Canada and the USA  

Best Debut Author Award

Jan 31, 2015

Author S.S.Segran wins the Silver Award in the Best Debut Author category! Thank you Feathered Quill for this amazing recognition! Thank you also to our readers for your awesome support.

Here's an excerpt of the announcement from Feathered Quill:
"We are excited to announce that the book "Aegis Rising" has won the Silver/2nd Place in the 2015 Feathered Quill Book Awards Program for the Best Debut Author category! Congratulations! We had a HUGE response to our annual awards program, with many excellent books vying for top places. Your title rose to the top and you should be justifiable proud..."

 

http://www.featheredquillblog.com/search?q=aegis+rising

Aegis Rising Wins the Pinnacle Book Awards

Dec 11, 2014

Each year, for the past 30 years, NABE,

now known as the National Association of Book Entreprenurs, 
presents some of the finest books published by our members. 
Please click on the link below to check out the latest winners.

 

http://www.bookmarketingprofits.com/PinnacleAwardsFall2014.html

Samuel F. Pickering Reviews Aegis Rising

Nov 12, 2014

Excerpted from the press release:

Vancouver, British Columbia (MMD Newswire) November 12, 2014 -- AEGIS RISING, a sci-fi adventure novel by Canadian author S.S. Segran was declared a winner at the 2014 Readers' Favorite International Book Awards in September of this year. More recently, Dr. Samuel F. Pickering, professor emeritus of English at the University of Connecticut has given it a glowing review. Dr. Pickering was the inspiration for the character of Mr. Keating, portrayed by the late Robin Williams in the film Dead Poet's Society. Please click here for the complete article as it appeared on Boston Globe.com

 

S.S.Segran Visits Heritage Woods High School

Oct 29, 2014

S.S.Segran had a great time sharing her journey as a teen author with students at her former high school. She enjoyed being back at Heritage Woods after graduating in June. "I am so thrilled to see my teachers and friends again. They have been so supportive of my work," she said. The author looks forward to more visits in the future, but for now it's back to working on Aegis Incursion, Book Two of the Aegis League Series which is due for release at the end of November 2014.

2014 B.R.A.G. Medallion Honoree

Oct 14, 2014

Author S.S.Segran today received the coveted B.R.A.G. Medallion Honoree award. "I am thrilled and honored to receive this recognition" she said when asked about the award, "It is the perfect catalyst to charge up the coming days and weeks as I make strides to complete my second novel, Aegis Incursion, in time for a November/December release."

 

BRAG Medallion is owned and operated by indieBRAG, LLC, a privately held organization that has brought together a large group of readers, both individuals and members of book clubs, located throughout the United States and in ten other countries around the globe. The selection criteria for this award is very stringent and just ten percent of the books submitted for consideration are awarded the Medallion. For more info on the award click here.

Aegis Rising Commercial on AMGTV

Oct 10, 2014

InkMagination LLC, publisher of Aegis Rising secured commercial spots on AMGTV to air the video trailer of Aegis Rising, the bestselling novel by award-winning Canadian author S.S.Segran. The commercials will be aired in between well-known television shows such as Sanctuary, Da Vinci's Inquest, Cold Squad and Forensic Files begining on October 10, 2014.

 

AMGTV is television’s newest broadcast network providing a 24/7 lineup of family entertainment programming dedicated to supplying broadcasters and cable casters well produced, affordable, easy to obtain, variety barter programming. Reaching 40 million potential homes, AMGTV is one of the fastest growing broadcast networks in the industry. Click here to watch AMGTV.

 

Teen Fest Nanaimo B.C.

Sept 13, 2014

S.S.Segran attended the 2014 Teen Fest in Nanaimo B.C. on September 13. The event was held at the beautiful Maffeo Sutton Park by the water. This one day event for youths aged 12 to 18 and their families gives the teens opportunity to connect with each other, their peers, their communites and community leaders.

 

S.S.Segran was honored to meet with Mr. Fred Pattje, Councillor for City of Nanaimo who dropped by to chat with the author. For info on other Teen Fest events in B.C. please check out their website at www.teenfest.ca 

Aegis Rising Wins International Book Award

Sept 01, 2014

Aegis Rising, an action-adventure, sci-fi novel by author S.S.Segran won the silver medal in the 2014 Readers' Favorite International Book Awards. The Awards Ceremony will be held on Saturday, November 22, 2014 at the Regency Hotel in Miami. More than 300 contestants and award winners are expected to attend. Readers' Favorite will be announcing the results of this contest and the details of the Awards Ceremony in a press release soon. 

Interview on the eveRIAthing Show on SHAW TV

July 27, 2014

S.S.Segran had a great time with host Ria Jade on her SHAW TV program called the eveRiAthing show! The two talented young ladies had a riot of a time during the taping with crazy antics especially with the hilarious 'workshop' sessions! The show will air on CH116 on SHAW TV at 9.30 am Monday, August 11.

 

Be there! 

Bird's Eye View of Lake Mead

July 14, 2014

S.S. decided to jump off a perfectly fine airplane at 15,000 feet, just for the fun of it. The added bonus? She got to take in the amazing bird's eye view of Lake Mead and the surrounding landscape. The large, man-made lake is one of the key settings in which an important event takes place in the prologue of Book Two of the Aegis League series.

 

Upon getting her feet safely back on terra firma, the first words out of her mouth, "Let's do this again!"

Author treks to St. Thomas - Town that Vanished in 1938

July 12, 2014

S.S.Segran trekked through the arid landscape outside Lake Mead, Nevada in search of the 19th century town of St.Thomas that vanished underwater in 1938 when the valley was flooded during the construction of Hoover Dam, forcing the inhabitants to flee their homes.

 

The town re-emerged recently as water levels at Lake Mead dropped in the past few years. Trekking for almost two hours in 113F (45C) heat the author finally found the ruins of the town scattered in the desert. After surveying the site, she photograhed the remains of the once thriving village. This ghost town will play a significant role in Book Two of the Aegis League Series. For more info on St. Thomas, please click here.

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