Review for The Lightbearers by Nora M. Garcia

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My Rating:  3/5

Author:  Nora M. Garcia
Title: The Lightbearers

Genre:  Science Fiction

Background:

Amazon Description:
THE LIGHTBEARERS is the story of an ancient Egyptian King and Queen, Akhenaton and Nefertiti, who have been reincarnating together for the past 3300 years. They have been entrusted with the mission of The Lightbearers, whose responsibility is to be guardians of the human race and to enlighten any whose path they cross. Through reincarnation, during each of their lifetimes, they strive to overcome violence, greed and injustice and in each lifetime they leave pockets of individuals with whom they have shared their secrets of life and death. They have also been ascribed with the powers of telepathy, astral projection and psycho kinesis. They are highly evolved and highly enlightened.

Discovery of their innate mystical powers is facilitated by the assistance of an alien being who introduces them to the mission of the Lightbearer. Through a series of flashbacks two of their previous lifetimes are revealed beginning in Ancient Egypt and including 17th century France where they switched genders.

The story unfolds in the 21st century where Jean Crystal, Nefertiti’s incarnate, has been kidnapped by Dr. Natas, whose plan for world domination has been temporarily disrupted by Jean and her husband George, Akhenaten’s incarnate. Jean and George have discovered a secret about Dr. Natas experimental school, a school completely computerized and robotized.

Jean is held captive on a laboratory table by a motion sensitive laser directed toward her central nervous system. Not realizing this, upon awakening from a narcotic sleep induced by the doctor, she attempts to move and is suddenly wracked by a mind numbing pain. The more she moves the more pain she receives. By astrally projecting herself she is able to overcome the pain and investigate her circumstances. George has already been assassinated and while awaiting her own demise, George pays Jean a visit in the lab, assuring her of their eternal vow to each other. Jean is very shortly, thereafter, assassinated. Upon the joyful reunion of their spirits on Petite Terre, a tiny island just off the Normandy Province of France, Jean and George plan their return. While it is possible to determine their gender and the time in which they return, they cannot predetermine their identities. They must pick a place, a time and a signal by which they can find and identify each other in their subsequent lifetime. In this particular lifetime, their favorite song was “Imagine” by John Lennon and so on the first Monday of October, 2024 at 12 noon, they decide to meet outside the computer science building on the UCLA campus in Los Angeles. She will find him sitting under a tree near the building with a guitar strumming “Imagine”.

Their reunion takes place 20 years later, albeit not without a hitch. Together they set out to rescue the United States from Dr. Natas’s well-placed plans, he has already begun to execute.

This book is for people who enjoy:

  • Science Fiction, pre-dystopian, romance novels
  • The idea of reincarnation
  • Futuristic settings but also flashes back to the past – namely Egyptian and French Industrial Revolution
  • The concept of using your mind to achieve many things
  • Purely evil bad guys

This book is not for those who hate:

  • Rushed endings – a high building climax with a rushed execution
  • Minimal resolution explanation
  • One dimensional bad guys
  • Long dialogue
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Book Promotion: GILLS by K.M. MacKinnon

Today’s book promotion comes from K.M. MacKinnon and her book called GILLS. If you like Young Adult Science Fiction novels, take a look below. You might just find another book for your “to read” pile!

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Book: GILLS
Author: K.M. MacKinnon
Genre: science fiction, YA

Publisher: maggiemackbooks.com
Format: Paperback, ebook
Release Date:
3/13/2014

Summary:
A fantastical aquatic adventure written for young adults and children of all ages. Off the beautiful California coast from Mendocino to San Diego, our heroine Cassie discovers and forges her superpowers. One day she is a typical 14 year old going to school and swimming on the swim team. The next day she is on a breathless adventure to save her life and the lives of her siblings. Suddenly upon hitting puberty Cassie discovers she is more unique than she could ever have imagined. Half water breathing alien, half human – pure superhero …her life will never be the same…

Read entire first chapter at www.gillsthebook.com

The Author:

K.M. MacKinnon’s Twitter: Here
K.M. MacKinnon’s Twitter: @gillsthebook

I want to thank K.M. MacKinnon for allowing me to promote her book on my blog. I hope this post has inspired you to go out and read GILLS!

Review for Red Star Falling by Ian Hocking

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My Rating: 3.5/5
Author: Ian Hocking
Title: Red Star Falling
Genre: Novella/Science Fiction

 
**SPOILERS FOR THE AMBER ROOMS, DÉJÀ VU, and FLASHBACK BY IAN HOCKING**

Goodreads Summary:
In 2028, a mysterious group known as Meta begins sending agents back through time. Nobody knows who these time travellers are, or their purpose.

Exactly 120 years earlier, murdered agent Saskia Brandt opens her eyes in a Geneva mortuary locker. Medical technology from 2028 has given her a few more hours of life.

Completing her mission will take her to the north face of the Eiger—treacherous, unclimbed, enshadowed—and a reckoning with a Georgian outlaw, Soso: the man who killed her.

Red Star Falling is a thoughtful, character-based science fiction novella with a philosophical edge, written by the winner of the Red Adept Science Fiction Award.

Opinions:
This is a short, quick read on the remaining hours of Saskia’s life. After being mortally wounded in The Amber Rooms, Saskia wakes up to find herself in a morgue. Her memory is a little fuzzy, but she know that she only has a few more hours to live from the technology in her brain. The story follows Saskia as she tried to finish her mission with Soso before she dies (completely.)
It was a while since I last read The Amber Rooms, but there were some recaps in this novella. I suggest reading the books about Saskia Brandt before reading this novella. You would be lost if you jumped right into this book.

Book Promotion: Ashlynn’s Dreams by Julie C. Gilbert

Today’s book promotion comes from Julie C. Gilbert and her book called Ashlynn’s Dreams. If you like young adult/science fiction novels, take a look below. You might just find another book for your “to read” pile!

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Book: Ashlynn’s Dreams
Author: Julie C. Gilbert
Genre:
YA, science fiction

Publisher: Createspace
Format: paperback, new cover paperback, kindle
Release Date:
February 8, 2013

Summary:
Before she was kidnapped, Jillian Marie Antel Blairington was just an average bright, brave, headstrong child. She was excited for life in a new house with her Momma and new Daddy. Afterward, she’s all that … and so much more.

Held in a scientific facility, Jillian discovers her past-a family she never knew and a power she doesn’t understand. With her ability now activated, she can enter and even shape a person’s dreams. Jillian’s been kidnapped, and her Gift has been triggered, so she can locate and save Benjamin Connelly, a brother she never even knew she had. She’d better master this strange ability quickly, though, because her life isn’t the only one at stake. Her babysitter, Danielle Matheson, is being held as a hostage to ensure Jillian’s full cooperation. Slowly, Jillian begins to learn more about her captor and the other genetically altered children held at the facility.

Join Jillian as she tries to survive the training being forced upon her, find her unknown brother, escape with Danielle, and work her way back to a normal life once more.

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The Author:

Julie C. Gilbert’s Blog: Here
Julie C. Gilbert’s Twitter: Here
Julie C. Gilbert’s Facebook: Here
Julie C. Gilbert’s Goodreads: Here
Julie C. Gilbert’s Pinterest: Here
Julie C. Gilbert’s Linkedin: Here
Julie C. Gilbert’s Amazon: Here
Julie C. Gilbert’s Youtube: Here
Julie C. Gilbert’s Hubpages: Here
Book’s Facebook: Here

Q & A:

The best thing about writing this book?
I enjoyed getting to know the characters better. Jillian came to life years earlier in a series of short stories, but I got to see how she grew up in the intervening years. Danielle was a newcomer, so it was a joy to see her go from just a name to a character with her own likes, dislikes, and quirks.

Where did you get your idea for this story?
I wanted to write about a kidnapping, and I knew it would feature Jillian because I’d already fallen in love with her character voice.

What would you tell aspiring writers out there?
Read, write, watch movies, experience life, rinse and repeat.

What is your favorite book?
Oh, and here I was doing so good on those questions. That’s a tough question and it changes a lot. I’d say Stuart Hill’s Cry of the Icemark was a lot of fun, so I guess I’ll go with that.

Coffee, Tea, or Hot Chocolate?
Decaf coffee when there’s half and half around. Tea when I’m trying to review something. Hot chocolate when I’m watching snow fall.

 

I want to thank Julie C. Gilbert for allowing me to promote her book on my blog. I hope this post has inspired you to go out and read Ashlynn’s Dreams!

Book Promotion: The Shifter’s Trail by Adam Alexander

Today’s book promotion comes from Adam Alexander and his book called The Shifter’s Trail. If you like Science Fiction, take a look below. You might just find another book for your “to read” pile!

Book: The Shifter’s Trail
Author: Adam Alexander
Genre: Fiction, Science Fiction, Adventure

Publisher: Outskirts Press
Format: Paperback, ebook
Release Date:
11/25/2013

Summary:
The Shifter’s Trail is a tween/teen sci-fi adventure that stems from a couple of questions. First, if you were a member of a highly advanced star-traveling species and you wanted to study the Earth, how would you go about it? Would you land a giant spaceship in the middle of Central Park, New York or do something more subtle? Second, if Einstein is right and there is no practical way to travel faster than the speed of light, star travel will always be incredibly hard. So, if, after dozens of years, you can only bring a few hundred or a few thousand aliens to the Solar System, how do you occupy and control a planet of seven billion people?

OK, so the last paragraph is sort of “grown up.” The basic premise of the book is this. Except for an unfortunate attachment to numbers, Andromeda Brown is an ordinary girl with an ordinary life at a perfectly ordinary school. Until, that is, a spaceship crash-lands near her home in Chicago, and circumstances throw her into contact with folks whose zip code is, quite literally, out of this world. Her new acquaintances are in trouble and desperately need her help. They are frantically looking for a shape-shifting alien scientist who has been hiding out and observing planet Earth for, well, ages. But hard as it is to track down someone who can change appearance at will, Andromeda’s difficulties are multiplied by the fact that she and her friends are not the only ones on the shifter’s trail. Darker forces are at work. For if the shifter’s knowledge falls into the wrong hands, humanity is in for a very bad day.

The Author:

Adam Alexander’s Website: Here
Adam Alexander’s Youtube: Here

Q & A:

The best thing about writing this book?
The way the characters insisted on doing their own thing, regardless of what I had originally intended to write. They are a headstrong bunch!

Where did you get your idea for this story?
I love reading fantasy fiction – I remember getting the complete “Lord of the Rings” for my thirteenth birthday and never looked back – but I never forget that the world we live in is built by science. Without science, the Internet wouldn’t exist; without science, we would die from what we now view as minor ailments (appendicitis anyone?); and, without science, even if there were supermarkets, there’d be next to no food on the shelves: most of us would starve. Science matters.

And yet I sometimes wonder if science – and scientists – get enough credit for the world we live in. We weave marvelous tales of wizards and magic and the paranormal without stopping to think that science already performs most of these marvels for us. In a death match between wizards and “ordinary” 21st Century folk, wizards would most likely come out second. An airplane is more comfortable and far faster than a broomstick, a torch is every bit as effective as any form of witchlight, and a dark wizard’s death dealing wand is seldom better at what it does than the average handgun. As for modern medicine, what can one say? Pure magic!

So, I got to thinking: could you write a story with all the twists and turns of a magical fairy tale with science instead of magic? Aren’t science and mathematics every bit as challenging (and life changing) as the most difficult spell? Aren’t wizards, when all is said and done, just scientists with an old fashioned name? Well… maybe. I had a blast trying to find out!

What would you tell aspiring writers out there?
Treat it like a job. Aim to write a certain number of words per day and then write them, regardless of how you feel. You’re going to have to rewrite anyway, so don’t worry too much if you’re not happy with it the first time around. It’s better to have a novel that needs editing than no novel at all.

What is your favorite book?
Masters of the Vortex by EE Doc Smith – because it was my first “grown-up” book. I was 10!

Coffee, Tea, or Hot Chocolate?
I’m a Brit by birth, so tea: hot, not iced (ick!)

Anything else that you would like to add?
I hope to publish another book towards the middle of 2014 – a YA dystopian with the working title of Saviors’ Spring. I’m also mulling over a sequel to The Shifter’s Trail: I have some ideas but I would like them to be really, REALLY good before I launch Andromeda and her friends on another adventure.

 

I want to thank Adam Alexander for allowing me to promote his book on my blog. I hope this post has inspired you to go out and read The Shifter’s Trail!

Review for The Atlantis Gene by A G Riddle

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My Rating: 4/5

Author:  A. G. Riddle
Title: The Atlantis Gene

Genre: Science Fiction

Background:

Amazon Description:
70,000 years ago, the human race almost went extinct.
We survived, but no one knows how.
Until now.
The countdown to the next stage of human evolution is about to begin, and humanity might not survive this time.
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The Immari are good at keeping secrets. For 2,000 years, they’ve hidden the truth about human evolution. They’ve also searched for an ancient enemy–a threat that could wipe out the human race. Now the search is over.

Off the coast of Antarctica, a research vessel discovers a mysterious structure buried deep in an iceberg. It has been there for thousands of years, and something is guarding it. As the Immari rush to execute their plan, a brilliant geneticist makes a discovery that could change everything.

Dr. Kate Warner moved to Jakarta, Indonesia to escape her past. She hasn’t recovered from what happened to her, but she has made an incredible breakthrough: a cure for autism. Or so she thinks. What she has found is far more dangerous–for her and the entire human race. Her work could be the key to the next stage of human evolution. In the hands of the Immari, it would mean the end of humanity as we know it.

Agent David Vale has spent ten years trying to stop the Immari. Now he’s out of time. His informant is dead. His organization has been infiltrated. His enemy is hunting him. But when David receives a coded message related to the Immari attack, he risks everything to save the one person that can help him solve it: Dr. Kate Warner.

Together, Kate and David must race to unravel a global conspiracy and learn the truth about the Atlantis Gene… and human origins. Their journey takes them to the far corners of the globe and into the secrets of their pasts. The Immari are close on their heels and will stop at nothing to obtain Kate’s research and force the next stage of human evolution–even if it means killing 99.9% of the world’s population. David and Kate can stop them… if they can trust each other. And stay alive.

Opinions:

My Short Summary:

The Atlantis Gene story is a fast-paced adventure/sci-fi story. Kate, a doctor working on a cure for autism, discovers that her research may be applied to a bigger project. Two children are kidnapped from her research facility, and she must find them. David has been seeking answers to the 9/11 attacks for years. He eventually enters into a top secret agency and plans to stop the culprit at all cost. When the agency is compromised, David must uncover exactly what is going on. With unexpected assistance from each other, the two set out to find the children and help save the world.  They soon discover that everything stems back thousands of years. Mankind might be in danger, but they aren’t sure if it’s from another subhuman species or their own. Can they figure things out, and more importantly, can they save the world in time?

Narration:

Third person through multiple people

 

Character Development:

Kate is smart and resourceful. She’s not the strongest person in the book, but she doesn’t shy away from trying. When the children from her research facility are kidnapped, she would stop at nothing to get them back. Having had emotional and physical scars from her past, she must face them now. Similar to Kate, David must also face his fears from his past. The years of dedication and research into the Immari now leads him on an adventure that he might not be ready for. After almost dying in 9/11, will he make it through this next confrontation?

For most of the story, things move at a fast pace. Sometimes it’s hard to get to really get to know the characters from the jumps. However, the story touches upon the characters pasts as well as the struggles they face. I think I would have preferred a few more pages at a time with characters to know and connect with them better. I don’t want to include spoilers, but near the end I had to slow down to keep up with everything.

 

Plot Development/Flow:

As stated above, the story usually moves at a fast pace. The chapters are short, so there is a lot of jumping around. The jumping isn’t confusing, but sometimes I wished that I had a few more pages within the chapter instead of jumping to another scenario. The story moves along well. It slows down a little in the middle of the book as the reader gets more information on the past events. The ending was a little abrupt. However, this may be because I did not realize this was a series instead of a standalone novel.  I would have at least liked to have read a few more details about what happened during those last two months.

 

Standalone or Part of a Series:

First book in a series

Book Promotion: Memories from Reality by Avram Mihnea

Today’s book promotion comes from Avram Mihnea and his book called Memories from Reality. If you like SciFi, take a look below. You might just find another book for your “to read” pile!

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Book: Memories from Reality
Author: Avram Mihnea
Genre:
Science Fiction

Publisher: Smashwords
Format: ebook
Release Date: October 10, 2013

Summary:
A collection of twelve short stories telling a tale of delusions, paranoia, dark humor and the visceral reality that’s around us, inspired by the work of Philip K. Dick and my imagination.

Buy from Smashwords, iTunes, or Barnes & Noble

The Author:

Avram Mihnea’s Facebook: Here

Q & A:

The best thing about writing this book?
The best thing about writing this book was that I was fulfilling one of my many dreams and also having a lot of fun doing it. I was laughing all the time, to be honest.

Where did you get your idea for this story?
All the stories were inspired by real life at some extent.

What would you tell aspiring writers out there?
My advice would be to work smart, not hard.

What is your favorite book?
My favorite book is God-Emperor of Dune by Frank Herbert.

Coffee, Tea, or Hot Chocolate?
Coffee!

I want to thank Avram Mihnea for allowing me to promote his book on my blog. I hope this post has inspired you to go out and read Memories from Reality!

Book Promotion: Einstein Must Die! By Chris Kohout

Today’s book promotion comes from Chris Kohout and his book called Einstein Must Die!  If you like Sci-fi/Steampunk novels, take a look below. You might just find another book for your “to read” pile!

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Book: Einstein Must Die!
Author: Chris Kohout
Genre:
Sci-Fi/Steampunk

Publisher: Unbound Reality
Format: ebook and paperback
Release Date: September 1, 2013

Summary:
1910 AD – Impending war with England has given Nikola Tesla the chance to build his dream: a weapon to end all wars. The American steam-powered Beowulf tank is larger than a house, and carries enough firepower to face an army. Beowulf also has a mechanical brain, embedded with the consciousness of Colonel Browning, America’s best military strategist.

But in England, King George has put Albert Einstein to work for his own war effort: zeppelins capable of reaching the former colony, and new, radiological bombs to remind them of the price of disloyalty.

When two brilliant pacifists wield technology to bring peace to a planet at war, the final outcome will surprise them both, and the world.

Buy from Amazon


The Author:

Chris Kohout’s Website : Here
Chris Kohout’s Twitter: Here
Chris Kohout’s Facebook: Here

Q & A:

Interview can be found here

Q: You wrote three screenplays before writing your first novel. What inspired you to switch?

A: I love the screenplay format. I tend to create fairly cinematic scenes, and those work great for screenplays. But since a proper script contains only what the camera can see, the format is very limiting. Any thoughts inside a character have to manifest as something visible, or they’re cut out. I wanted to explore my character’s minds more deeply.

 

Q: Why did you write this book?

A: Nikola Tesla was such a fascinating man. He invented many of the technologies we use today, but he had a blind spot for business that ultimately hurt him badly. I thought it would be fun to give him the hero treatment, which set things up nicely for Thomas Edison to be the villain.

 

Q: What is it like being a author? Do you enjoy it?

A: I love it! Being able to create something out of nothing is really satisfying. And to share your creation with others and have them get enjoyment from it? Awesome.

 

Q: In Einstein Must Die, it seemed like Madelaine was your favorite character. Am I right? Was there any special connection there?

A: Nice call! I do have a young daughter, and I thought of her often as I was writing Madelaine’s scenes. I’m sure some of that fatherly love comes across.

 

Q: This is the first book of your Fate Of Nations series. What can we expect in the future?

A: I wanted the series to have a wide, epic feel. So there’s a lot that gets set up in this first book, but not fully explored. How the war will play out on a global scale, for example. How Madelaine will adjust to her new life. Each book will have a primary focus on one historical figure. This one was Tesla, but the next will be Jack Daniels.

 

Q: Will that be your next book released?

A: No, I’m wrapping up now on my second book. It’s a science fiction book called Lawgivers. Law enforcement has evolved and been given new powers to more efficiently deal with crime. Attorneys are judge, jury and executor in one. Police officers are free to investigate and apprehend at will. Working together as a pair, they are called Lawgivers. When a young girl stumbles into their office after witnessing her father’s murder, attorney Sarah and her cop partner Robert seek the murderer but soon find they’re on the trail of a vast conspiracy that revolves around a new drug that vaccinates against all genetic diseases. Going up against its creator, Integrated Life Sciences, would be the case of a lifetime. But against ILS and its shadowy backers, even the law offers little protection.

 

Q: Sounds great! Tesla came across as quite the eccentric genius. Will he be back?

A: He won’t be the main character, but yes, definitely.

 

Q: Did you do any interesting research for this novel?

A: Quite a lot, actually. Even though it’s an alternative history, where things don’t play out as they really did, I wanted the details to feel real. So I learned a lot about all sorts of things. The internal structure of zeppelins. Naval warfare tactics in 1890. All about the lives of Tesla, Edison, Mark Twain and Winston Churchill. For the town of New Haven, CT, I found the census records from 1910, complete with hand drawn maps of the city. It was quite fun.

 

Q: Do you plan out your scenes before writing? Or do you tend to just create as you go?

A: I’m a planner, but it’s important to leave enough breathing room for inspiration to strike. Before getting started, I’d map out the major points I want to hit, but I left a good bit open in between the main beats. I’m glad I did too. It would be really easy to get halfway through and only then realize something wasn’t working.

 

Q: It’s a striking cover. Who made it?

A: Thank you. I found a Serbian artist, Darko Tomic, who took my general ideas and made them real. Since Tesla was Serbian, that was a nice connection. Tesla is a hero in Serbia, and is on their currency. Darko sent me their equivalent of a US $10 bill with Tesla’s face on it. I have it framed over my desk.


I want to thank Chris Kohout for allowing me to promote his book on my blog. I hope this post has inspired you to go out and read Einstein Must Die!

Book Promotion: The Children Who Time Lost by Marvin Amazon

Today’s book promotion comes from Marvin Amazon and his book called The Children Who Time Lost. If you like dystopian novels, take a look below. You might just find another book for your “to read” pile!

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Book: The Children Who Time Lost
Author: Marvin Amazon
Genre:
Dystopian/Science Fiction/Thriller

Publisher: Corinthian Publishing
Format: Hardback, Paperback, Ebook
Released: October 28, 2013

Summary:
What happened to the children?

The year is 2043, and humans have been mysteriously unable to reproduce for almost thirty years. To prevent panic and keep the population from dwindling to nothing, global authorities offer a Lotto, where a few winners each  week can enter a time portal and bring back adopted children from the future. They’re never allowed to talk about  what they saw.

The exception to this system is Los Angeles resident and reluctant celebrity Rachel Harris, the only woman of her  generation to naturally give birth. Years of medical tests and treatments have been unable to explain or replicate  her pregnancy, and the whole world grieved when Rachel’s daughter died in a tragic accident.

When Rachel wins the Lotto, she’s shocked, and then elated. She can be a mother again. But the baby she meets in 2108 carries a secret that will shatter Rachel’s reality and endanger everyone close to her. Now Rachel must race across time to save her life and her child, even as she discovers that nothing—and no one—are what they seem.

The Author:

Marvin Amazon’s Website : Here
Marvin Amazon’s Twitter: Here
Marvin Amazon’s Facebook: Here

Q & A:

The best thing about writing this book?
I enjoyed writing the entire book from a woman’s POV. It was very interesting and challenging, but great fun.

Where did you get your idea for this story?
The story was sparked by a conversation I had with his brother about happiness. He asked me whether I’d rather have a child or all the money in the world, but I could only choose one. I said I’d have a child without hesitation, but then paused to consider it. My final answer was still a child, but my mind went into overdrive for the rest of the night. By the morning, a fragment of a story came to me, and it grew to be The Children Who Time Lost.

What would you tell aspiring writers out there?
Stay true to your vision and never compromise your ideas for what you think others might want to read.

What is your favorite book?
Dune

Coffee, Tea, or Hot Chocolate?
Hot Chocolate

I want to thank Marvin Amazon for allowing me to promote his book on my blog. I hope this post has inspired you to go out and read Children That Time Lost!

Book Promotion: Affairs of Another American Revolution by William Clark Gayton

Today’s book promotion comes from William Clark Gayton and his book called Affairs of Another American Revolution. If you like Science fiction, take a look below. You might just find another book for your “to read” pile!

Book: Affairs of Another American Revolution
Author: William Clark Gayton
Genre:
Science fiction/Alternative History

Publisher: Outskirts Press
Format: Paperback, Hardback, and eBook

Summary:
The story revolves around four people in an Imperial Society, that has disbanded religion and art, and replaced it with Engineering, Industry, and Slavery. The first being the Gentleman General, who is still fighting for freedom and independence. After many years in hiding, he and the Continental Resistance bring the fight back to the colonies at New Oxford(Orlando), Florida.  Many miles north in Londonbridge(Richmond), Virginia, a slave uprising is incidentally started by the Slave King, Dejones, the British Empire’s most barbaric experiment. A man of many masters, he was molded for a single purpose, the downfall of the British Empire. Across the Atlantic, Silas Ryders, a young captain, who has a fear of heights that made him take the nautical route in the British Navy.  Unfortunately, an attack on Parliament, by the newly allied nations of Asia has forced him to go back into Skyfleet, the British Airforce, but before he can go on the attack, the Grand-Marshal of Sky-Fleet asks him to deal with the rebellion back in America.  His beloved, is a slave but he also falls in love with his best friend, a Sky-Captain, Rachel Glynn.  The Gentleman General, the Slave King, and Silas Ryders are all brought together by Don Dominic Negroni, who is the Petrolian Man.  He brought the British Empire to a golden age thanks to the invention of his airships and his architectural ingenuity.   He brings all the characters together with his conflict with society and a long kept secret that could bring back the old Empire, but his creation of Dejones sparks another American Revolution that could divide the Empire on all fronts; leaving the threat of an Asian Invasion all too real.

The Author:

William Clark Gayton’s Website : Here
William Clark Gayton’s Facebook: Here

Q & A:

The best thing about writing this book?
I loved making the characters and events in a Steampunk setting.  Basically making history my playground.

Where did you get your idea for this story?
At first it was a naval warfare book set in the 1700s during the Golden Age of Piracy.  But when I watched the 2011 adaptation of “The Three Musketeers”, and thinking that it was just another Pirates of the Caribbean, I made it Steampunk.

What would you tell aspiring writers out there?
Let’s start a revolution and bring more original stories to Hollywood!

What is your favorite book?
Right now it has to be Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell.

Coffee, Tea, or Hot Chocolate?
French Vanilla Latte, unfortunately with a lot of sugar.

Anything else that you would like to add?
The one thing that got me to start writing was Star Wars.  It is my dream to write a Star Wars movie one day, and thanks to Disney it’s now possible.

I want to thank William Clark Gayton for allowing me to promote his book on my blog. I hope this post has inspired you to go out and read Affairs of Another American Revolution!