Tour: Riebeckite

By O. R. Lea

June 3 – 6

Audio – Piano Horror, Francisco Alvear


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  • Genre:  Science Fiction, Psychological Thriller
  • Print length: 250 pages
  • Age range: This is an adult novel but suitable for mature teens age 16+
  • Trigger warnings: Deaths, horror components, political themes
  • Formats available for the Tour: all standard electronic formats (sorry, no paperbacks)
  • Amazon Rating: 5 stars

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About Riebekite

Dangerous spores gather on Earth after an asteroid strikes the moon. Humanity watches the skies…but the real danger is at their feet.

After an asteroid strike on the moon, a strange blue dust began to flow down through Earth’s atmosphere. It’s harmful to breathe, but at least the microscopic creatures within the dust are dormant. Or so we thought.

Tahira made a childhood promise to a friend that the crisis would bring their people together… before a violent riot tore their lives apart. Now, as an adult, Tahira works as a biologist for a corporation constructing experimental towers to force the spores—known as riebeckites—to germinate into harmless colonies.

Except they’re about to learn everything they think they know about the dust is wrong. The real threat isn’t the asteroid that struck the moon and by the time humanity figures it out, it might be too late.

Riebeckite combines suspense and conspiracy with heart-in-mouth action sequences and nightmarish encounters, all in an immersive near-future setting and, at its core, a heartwarming story of friendship against the odds.

Praise for Riebekite

Rating: 5 out of 5.

This is a story that will stay with me for some time. It’s an absolute page turner with an intriguing premise and two strong, complex female characters who are easy to root for, even with their flaws and moments of grey morality.

The plot is perfectly paced and extremely clever… The world building was terrifyingly believable and the reeb-creatures are the stuff of nightmares.  Amazon Review

Rating: 5 out of 5.

The author clearly has a tremendous imagination plus such an amazing way with words, whether that be how he builds engaging characters & relationships, creates visions of beauty & horror in equal measure, devises compelling narratives & enchanting intrigue, all of which keep you wanting more… Amazon Review

Rating: 5 out of 5.

I really, really enjoyed reading this novel, what a great story. I’ll admit, it’s not my usual genre (thrillers, murders and police procedural), but it ticked all my boxes for adventure, suspense and excitement. There was a brilliant story of friendship too – that brought a tear to my eye on several occasions – making this a well-needed bit of escapism. Amazon Review

About the Author

Raised and educated in North Wales, Oliver spent his early 20s working for a theatre-in-education music troupe for as long as it took to feel like his GCSE in Welsh language had provided its money’s worth. Since then, he’s lived in Portsmouth and currently works as a laboratory analyst. His biggest failure as a writer has been in his attempts to settle on a genre, having written about Middle Eastern vampires, African mercenaries and supernatural Welsh murderers. His first ‘properly’ published novel, “Riebeckite”, is a near-future speculative fiction story set in the Persian Gulf.


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