The Multi talented Ann B Author Brings Readers Three Exciting Books And All Three Are Vastly Different

September 11, 2009 at 1:19 am (Ann B Keller, dragons, fairies, historical, Magic, poetry, romance, scifi, Suspense Novels, western) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )


BriggenIn the first book of this exciting sci-fi/fantasy trilogy, Briggen, the brawny warrior prince, is plucked from a hostile planet by the powerful wizard, Quinhelm, beginning his desperate plunge into the midst of an interplanetary war. Briggen and Quinhelm rush home as the powerful Xandoth and their allies surge across the galaxy, killing and laying waste to everything they encounter. As Briggen confronts the evil Sorceress of Endih, squabbling nobles and an assassin on his home planet, the great dragon Ephereon abducts the good sorceress, Telana, instructing her in the ways of magic. To her astonishment, Telana learns that she is the Chosen One, the one foretold by the ancients to lead the people of Mantasi to a stunning victory. Telana joins forces with Briggen as they battle the Xandoth for supremacy over the planet. Will magic and courage triumph over the powerful forces of evil?

 

Devils CrescentIn The Devil’s Crescent, hardened bounty hunter Diego Montoya descends upon a small Texas village in the midst of a cloudburst and boldly plunges into the life of beautiful, small time cattle rancher, Maggie MacNaughton. Diego is a man haunted by a past filled with death and disappointment, a nobleman fleeing from the dictates of his demanding father and an arranged marriage. When a U.S. Marshall asks Diego to infiltrate a gun runner’s operation, Diego reluctantly agrees, shadowing the powerful land baron, Morgan Lansing. Morgan’s efforts play into the hands of a group of Mexican nationalists, who quickly claim the land vacated by the terrified settlers until only one parcel stands in the way of their march toward the border — the one occupied by Maggie MacNaughton. Diego and Maggie match wits and wills as the danger mounts. Only their reliance upon each other has the power to save them from a swift and certain death.

CrenellationsCrenellations is a marvelous collection of poetry that will enchant and inspire the reader to the greatest of human emotions. This is a seamless journey from the mist-enshrouded hills of Scotland to the peace of the Cathedral at York, from the mysterious Stonehenge to the sparkling vision of a fairy bower, and from dragons and wizards to the simplest of Earth’s creatures. May this journey be but the first step as we stride the path of greater knowledge, embracing all that we are and all that we may some day become.

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Authors Stephanie Osborn and Darrell Bain Bring The Y Factor to E-Books

September 5, 2009 at 2:12 am (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , )


Y_FACTOR2_flatSynopsis:
Darrell Bain, multiple Eppie Award winner, and Stephanie Osborn, author of the science fiction
mystery Burnout: The Mystery of Space Shuttle STS-281, have collaborated on the next
science fiction novel in the Cresperia series, The Y Factor. Osborn’s mentor, Travis “Doc”
Taylor, and Bain co-authored the first novel of the series, Human By Choice, published by
Twilight Times Books.
The series concerns the first contact between the pacifistic natives of Cresperia, whose planetary
government is a loose political anarchy, and the inhabitants of Earth. The Cresperians have a unique ability
to tap into the quantum foam, not only to read general impressions of events, situations, and emotions,
but to manipulate certain aspects of their reality – up to and including their own forms and the forms
of humans for whom they care. This ability to manipulate the humans includes healing and delaying
aging, both highly desired abilities, making them valuable “commodities.” Upon crash-landing
on Earth in the first novel, several of the “Crispies” take human form and must contend with the strange
customs and political environments of Earth.
The Y Factor picks up where Human By Choice leaves off, with the international race to obtain
Crispies and Crispy technology. But there’s a catch. Crispies are delicately balanced creatures, and not all
of the nations after them – good OR bad – understand just HOW delicate. Can they even survive, let alone
thrive, on Earth? And what if more Crispies come? What happens then? And who – or what – else is
out there?
The Y Factor is a fascinating continuation in what promises to be an exciting and popular
science fiction series.

DarrellPhotoMaryNicklow_med1yBios:
Darrell Bain is the author of more than three dozen books, in many genres, running the gamut from humor to mystery and science fiction to humorous non-fiction. For the last several years he has concentrated on humor and science fiction, both short fiction, and suspense thrillers.

Darrell served thirteen years in the military as a medic and his two years in Vietnam formed the basis for his first published novel, Medics Wild. Darrell has been writing off and on all his life but really got serious about it only after the advent of computers. He purchased his first one in 1989 and has been writing furiously ever since.

While Darrell was working as a lab manager at a hospital in Texas, he met his wife Betty. He trapped her under a mistletoe sprig and they were married a year later. Darrell and Betty owned and operated a Christmas tree farm in East Texas for many years. It became the subject and backdrop for some of his humorous stories and books.
http://www.darrellbain.com/
 
StephanieStephanie Osborn is a former payload flight controller, a veteran of over twenty years of working in the civilian space program, as well as various military space defense programs. She has worked on numerous Space Shuttle flights and the International Space Station, and counts the training of astronauts on her resumé. Of those astronauts she trained, one was Kalpana Chawla, a member of the crew lost in the Columbia disaster.

She holds graduate and undergraduate degrees in four sciences: Astronomy, Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics, and she is “fluent” in several more, including Geology and Anatomy. She obtained her various degrees from Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, TN and Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN.

Stephanie is currently retired from space work. She now happily “passes it forward,” tutoring math and science to students in the Huntsville area, elementary through college, while writing science fiction mysteries based on her knowledge, experience, and travels.
http://www.stephanie-osborn.com
 
Reviews and links:
http://www.sff.net/people/steph-osborn/The-Y-Factor.html
http://www.sff.net/people/steph-osborn/The-Y-Factor-Press-Releases.html
NYTimes: This Week at Mobile Tech Manor
http://www.nytimes.com/external/gigaom/2009/05/22/22gigaom-this-week-at-mobile-tech-manor-40–e-books-and-id-10572.html
http://www.twilighttimesbooks.com/TheYFactor_ch1.html
http://www.fictionwise.com/ebooks/b86502/The-Y-Factor/Darrell-Bain/?si=0

Stephanie Osborn
Best-Selling Co-Author of The Y Factor
http://www.fictionwise.com

http://www.twilighttimesbooks.com

 
and SF Top-25 Seller Burnout: The mystery of Space Shuttle STS-281
ISBN: 978-1-60619-200-9

 

and PopSyndicate Blog It Ain’t Rocket Science – Oh Wait, It Is
http://www.popsyndicate.com/site/categories/category/books/
http://www.Stephanie-Osborn.com

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Coming from Nowhere by Pembroke Sinclair, Review by Fran Lewis

August 22, 2009 at 12:23 am (mystery, scifi, Suspense Novels) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )


Sinclair-1Coming From Nowhere by Pembroke Sinclair

Reviewed by Fran Lewis

 

 

     You need to always be aware of who is coming toward you when you are driving or are walking down the street. Imagine, listening to your IPod or talking on your cell phone and all of a sudden you are knocked down or knocked out and have no idea where the person or car came from. It came out of nowhere. When you wake up you remember nothing about the incident, nor who you are or your name. You wind up in a place that is more than unfamiliar, frightening and a whole different world that you lived in before. You lost your life. Now, imagine being the CEO of a major corporation and your company is on the stock market and your stock prices are rising daily. Then, one fateful morning you come into work and all of a sudden a group of men and women enter your office with armed guards and you and your fellow officers are escorted out into another office somewhere else to explain that they now own your company: CORPORATE TAKEOVER and worse. Coming From Nowhere is a frightening and thought provoking first novel that gives the reader the reason take a step back and pause to realize that the events in this book make you shake and shudder. If you think 9/11 was horrific or the bombings in England, Madrid or any other foreign country were horrendous the events that take place and the reasons behind them in this book should make everyone start watching their backs and paying closer attention to their lives.

 

JD or Jane Doe our main character was blindsided. She was knocked out and forced out of her life and woke up in the hospital only to find out the entire memory of her past had been obliterated. This brings me to my review of Pembroke Sinclair’s novel Coming From Nowhere, which definitely has the potential to go somewhere fast.

 

What started this whole chain of horrific events: People of course. Three countries on Earth: America, England and China each started out living under their own bubble with democratic governments in place. Each country had its own bubble and each had to deal with their daily life basic needs. There were many who lived on Earth and who could afford space travel and they moved to Mars. Earth was overcrowded and with anything or anywhere that has too many people, those that were rich took the opportunity to move to other worlds, which of course created more problems. Naturally, these people needed certain things to sustain their lives and Mars was developed into a Universal Planet.

 

China, the U.S. and England each set up their own schools on Mars that would function under the structure of democracy. But, not everything works out the way you want it too. When the populations grew and the planet established a mineral export, the democratic structure fell apart and like children or the countries in the world today, instead of coming to a common agreement, they went to war. Mars took matters over and the downfall of democracy occurred and the military took over. Military domes created and Mars was by ruled by one sick and demented general who had her own sadistically agenda. Thus, the fate of JD who was then sent to become one of the Generals soldiers, or someone who would turn into a cold-blooded killer and more.

 

In walks Roger, the general’s assistant, the general, Skinner, Alex, Maxx, Chris and a host of other dangerous people and inhabitants from the many different worlds and planets in the new solar system. Each having their own agenda, but one so deadly and dangerous the world would never be the same and when looking at its inhabitants you would never know who is real and who is a clone or worse.

 

What would you do if you knew that you were resurrected from the dead and created from an army of dead soldiers? JD was created that way and had no choice but to deal with it. Sent to military school and programmed to do as they say, she soon learns the severity of what happens when you speak your mind and disobey their rules. With every turn she makes, she finds obstacles. No one to trust, no one to rely on but herself and her physical attributes and strength. Lied to over and over again, tortured by Roger, the General and tested to the limit, JD learns the harsh realities of what these people are planning for the worlds they live in and why. Determination and fortitude are her guide and destroying those in her way, the goal.

 

Mason, her instructor, one minute on her side, the next not, Roger a crazy and sick minded man who is the pawn of the General who rules all of the planets and more and who everyone would like to destroy. As in the world today, wars ensued, overtaking planets and more continued, killings ran rampart, the collection of dead bodies to use and recreate soldiers the goal. Pembroke Sinclair has shown us the horrors of what could be, if we do not pay closer attention.

 

Imagine people buying cariensis, animals that are so dangerous that would kill you just by looking at you. So violent, so dangerous that their temperament and demeanor cause them to attack, even the owner when let loose. Who would want them? Those that need to have the power over others to terrify them and to help create their world of robotic soldiers who would do their bidding without question wanted these creatures. In other words, a Master Race fit to survive, but only by their rules.

 

 

Thinking they are safe from harm they procure several ships, deliver prisoners from Mars only to have their plan foiled again by Roger, Skinner and the General. But, fear not, the people who are helping them get the dangerous creatures hate the General and Roger even more and the tables get turned. But, JD learns at this point the lesson that Roger hoped she’d learn sooner: HOW TO BE A COLD-BLOODED KILLER!

 

But, this was not over yet. Many other people from different planets were now involved: Xyphons, Humans, people from Cha’Oon and more banned together to destroy the lab with these Cariensis or creatures that are dangerous and the bodies that were to be recreated from the dead. They were fighting a war to the end and hoping that Roger did not have any backup to work against them. But, the creatures were strong and they would have to find a way to make the creatures repel them in order to survive.

 

Telepathic thoughts from the Xyphons that entered JD’s mind to the help her fight the war. People that are so diverse and different in appearance working together, just proves that people of different species and races can get along and work toward a common goal.

 

Inside the lab with the dead bodies and trying to compose herself and not get sick, JD gets the scare of a lifetime and realizes that what might appear to be the truth is sometimes just an illusion. Coming back from the dead, the one person she thought really loved and cared about her, was aiming to kill and destroy her just for the lab and what was going to happen there. Eternal Life: at what cost and to whom? Taking dead bodies and recreating them in the image and form they want and making those that would be undead into living military robots, is not beautiful; it is scary, frightening and mindboggling to say the least. But, at what cost to your self-respect and more. Would you want to have to obey the orders of a mad man for the rest of your life in order to live DEATH FREE? If you disobey or accidentally miscarry out an order you will be terminated? Think about it!

 

The goal: to take over the WORLD with a reanimated army: Human takeover: World Domination: Watch your Back you will be blindsided.

 

Isolated and feeling she belongs nowhere, JD realized she had become an emotionless killer, exactly what they wanted from her. She enjoyed killing the people she did and she wanted to kill more.

 

Mars fell, the horror over, and Alex in charge. Roger and the General awaited trial but JD disagreed and wanted revenge not the courts to decide. She wanted exact revenge and not jail time for these two. They wanted to have a democracy in place on Mars and hopefully follow the rules and thrive. What does she do? You need to read this book to find out.

 

When all was said and done JD decided to find a new place and a new beginning in a new world away from everything and everyone. Does she? Will she ever be free of her past and start Going Somewhere? You need to read this innovative and unbelievably captivating novel to find out. Just think there could be a sequel and we could find out what really happens to Roger, the General and of course JD. The World and its leaders need to stay focused and awake: YOU NEVER KNOW WHO IS WATCHING OR WHAT

MIGHT HAPPEN NEXT!

 

I am the General and I feel justified in what I was trying to do and don’t count me out just yet.

 

I am Roger and I will do my best to take revenge on JD and all those who helped her and more. How dare they think that Eternal Life is wrong? How dare anyone destroy all that I worked for in order to create the perfect person: Unfortunately, I forgot to make these undead devoid of human emotions. But, watch out and look over your shoulder every minute of every day JD. This is not over yet.

 

 

 

I give this book FIVE BRAND NEW SAFE PLANETS AND FIVE GOLD SPACESHIPS: Fran Lewis Reviewer

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Genesis Book 4 Sarah’s Landing Series by Elena Dorothy Bowman

August 2, 2009 at 8:53 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )


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Synopsis – *Genesis Book 4 – Sarah’s Landing Series***
As the fourth episode unfolds, around the year 2055 AD, two volunteers from the first group returning to Earth from Theon, appear on the outskirts of Waverly, Australia.  They notice that their craft has already disappeared on its mission to drop off the other members of the group at specific destinations around the globe.

The impact of returning to Earth causes havoc with their mental and physical senses.  After arriving at a pre-designated Safe House, the man and woman realize it is just the first step in their indoctrination back into a life they once knew.  Weeks later, they immigrate to North America and become integrated into the population at Genesis and at Ocean-view, as part of their re-entry.
  As the difference in the time rotation span of the two planets, Earth and Theon, begins to take its toll on Martha and John, they realize they tire more easily and no longer wish to teleport anywhere, except for emergencies.  They are content to watch the younger members of the group from Theon adjust to their new environment on the land they now call home—Planet Earth.

* * *

Andrew as commander of the Starship Pleiades has to patrol and protect Earth’s space station network.  Because of the advancement in technology, some of the stations are manned by Humanoids, a cross between an android and a human. The inhabitants at Genesis and Ocean-view are “tuned in” when the first challenge comes from an unknown source in deep space destroying a space platform, as Andrew is patrolling nearby in the Pleiades. Months later, when the second attack materializes, the people of Genesis and Ocean-view again glued to their telepathic visions, watch spellbound as the impending encounters are being played out in space. Mesmerized by the raging battle between the Earth forces, led by the Pleiades, and the Crlllion forces, led by the Barbarian, they are horrified by the visions of the Barbarians bent on destroying the Pleiades.

As the story continues Andrew introduces Adam to his girlfriend’s friend.  The two women become deeply involved with the two men and thoughts of marriage enter the minds of all.  As the Earth girls learn the secrets of their boy-friends lives, their ties to the Planet Theon, and the arrival and departure of people from that planet, the probability of their own travel by teleportation frightens them and they wonder if it is wise to continue their relationship.  How do they explain their feelings or their love for Andrew and Adam to their parents?  What do they do about the little known enclave of Theonians on Earth?  And how do they avoid hurting the people they’ve come to know and love without betraying their own family, their own people, or their own planet?

*Excerpts and reviews of all my novels can be viewed on my website: http://elenadb.home.comcast.net <http://elenadb.home.comcast.net/>.

Genesis is available as an ebook and kindle book from Amazon.com.  The print edition will be released in November 2009.
http://www.amazon.com/Genesis-Sarahs-Landing-Book-ebook/dp/B000Q9J03I/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1249237582&sr=1-3 <http://www.amazon.com/Genesis-Sarahs-Landing-Book-ebook/dp/B000Q9J03I/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1249237582&sr=1-3>

Reviews:

Genesis – Book 4 – Sarah’s Landing Series
By Elena Dorothy Bowman
ISBN# 1-59431-519-1 (ebook) – Print edition (November 2009) – 1-59431-746-1
Write Words, Inc./Cambridge Books

Reviews:
“THE BEST IS STILL COMING. Each time I read another in this excellent series, I wonder how Bowman can ever
top it, but she always does.” —Arline Chase, author of Killraven, Ghost Dancer and the Spirit Series

“SHOWS THAT EVEN against unsurpassed obstacles, across vast distances of space, a family’s love can still
conquer all…” —Ray Morand, author of the Red Knight Series, Army of the Dead, Dark Elf, etc.

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The Telepaths of Theon- Book 2 Sarah’s Landing Series by Elena Dorothy Bowman

August 2, 2009 at 8:11 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )


Sarah's Landing II - * The Telepaths of TheonSynopsis of The Telepaths of Theon – Book 2 – Sarah’s Landing Series:

Sarah’s Landing –II – The Telepaths of Theon  – Synopsis  

Torn by the plight of the people of the planet Theon and his love for one of their daughters, the man from Earth, Joshua has returned to his own planet to re-evaluate his dedication to his first love. As the novel of the second episode opens it is slightly before the time of the birth of his Earth son. After Joshua reluctantly decides to return to Theon, the guilt of leaving Alexandra, his first love, and Andrew his son to be, dulls his senses as he traverses the void between Earth and Theon. His thoughts thus consumed he is unaware of the pull towards the dark planet Crlllion until suddenly an internal alarm alerts him. Trying desperately to gain control, he wonders if the barbarians are actually the cause of the diversion in his transport destination. Joshua’s plight is detected on Theon by the Ruler, Heron, in time to avoid disaster by correcting his trajectory, and bringing him safely through the void. As the weeks and months pass, Joshua and his Theonian wife, the Ruler’s daughter, settle into a normal routine while awaiting the birth of their son Adam. Meanwhile the birth of his Earth-bound son, Andrew, proceeded in near unison with his half-brother.

               Joshua’s decision to return to Theon leaves his first love feeling hopelessly abandoned which drives her into the arms of his best friend.  Although reluctant at first, the feeling of total loss compromises Alexandra’s innermost desires for the sake of her son, Andrew.  Before her marriage can be consummated Alexandra’s husband-to-be “dies” in a mysterious car crash. His body is never recovered, which drives her to the brink of insanity.  She doesn’t realize these events are being orchestrated by the Ruler of Theon and his henchman on Earth.

Theon’s Council and its Ruler, Heron, worry that Joshua’s loyalty to his first love on Earth cannot be completely broken. Believing it to be the only way to keep him on Theon, they plot to destroy all his Earthly ties, which mean the destruction of Alexandra and his first-born son, Andrew. Detecting their plan, Joshua, with extra-ordinary powers gained from discovering their Ancient culture, imprisons Theon’s Council within the depths of the planet where signs of their ill health, manifests itself.

While Joshua’s attention is diverted on Theon, he is unaware that on Earth, his young son, Andrew, desperately wishes to spend this third birthday with his alien brother. Andrew plans to wait until all are asleep before teleporting to Theon to be with Adam. He does not realize the danger he places himself in, or the heartache he causes everyone, both on Earth and on Theon.

               Joshua’s search for Andrew brings him to an offbeat planet where he discovers the answer to a long sought secret. He knows, once he sees to Andrew’s safety, he will have to return to the rescue site in order to ensure no evidence remains that might lead the Theonian nemesis, the barbarians of the dark planet Crlllion, to them.

               With the death of Heron, Theon’s Ruler and Adrianne’s father, the role of Leader is thrust upon Joshua and any thoughts of life on Earth forces a decision he would rather not make. After all, each of the two women is desirable and they are the Mothers of his children. Reluctantly, final decisions must be made for the survival of an entire race, the safety of his two sons, and the home he yearns for where the happiness of his first love still remains.

*Excerpts and reviews of all my novels can be viewed on my website: http://elenadb.home.comcast.net.
The Telepaths of Theon is available at amazon.com

http://www.amazon.com/Telepaths-Theon-Sarahs-Landing-2/dp/1594315981/ref=sr_oe_11_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1249237582&sr=1-11

Reviews:

The Telepaths of Theon – Book 2 – Sarah’s Landing Series
by Elena dorothy Bowman
ISBN#1-594312-598-1
Write Words, Inc./Cambridge Books

Review by: Angela Verdenius author of:    
“Soul of the Forgotten” Wings Press Author, Australia

     The Theonians, a civilization far advanced, and with fantastic psychic abilities, are on the brink of disaster.  The need to find another universe with a compatible life form is urgent.

     That life form is found on Earth.  The Theonians easily integrate amongst the people of Sarah’s Landing, New England, unbeknownst to the inhabitants.
Joshua Morgan is a special investigator of the Alien Intelligence Team of the Space Intelligence Command (SICOM).  In love with telepath Alexandria, he mysteriously vanishes leaving her alone and pregnant.

     On Theon, he is chosen as the next leader of the Theons, and joins with Adrianne, the daughter of the leader, Heron.  He also fathers a baby with her, and telepathically, all five are linked ? Alexandria, Adrianne, Joshua and the babies, sons Andrew and Adam.

Joshua’s friend, Lt Harry Jacobsen, loves Alexandria, and hopes to marry her.  At first disbelieving, he eventually comes to realize that she speaks the truth about another species.  This results in his disappearance and ‘believed death’.

     The problems are building at a tremendous rate, for now not only is Joshua caught in a quadrangle with the two women and the two sons he loves, but the possible ‘neutralizing’ of Alexandria and her son Andrew by certain Theon Council members is a very real threat.  Internal conflict breaks out between the Earth men who live on Theon and the Theon council themselves.  Andrew disappears when trying to teleport to Theon. And to top it all off, a growing threat in the form of a cannibalistic race called the Crlllions is looming.

     A story of epic proportions, book 2 of Sarah’s Landing is a whirlwind of happenings and possibilities, and heart-wrenching emotion, as a group of people are caught up in a future of what remains to be seen…horror, love, or despair?  What are the secrets that link Sarah’s Landing to the Theonians?

Elena Bowman is a mistress of her craft!  A recommended read for any lover of the sci-fi genre.
 

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Sarah’s Landing Contact by Elena Dorothy Bowman

August 2, 2009 at 7:31 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )


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Sarah’s Landing – 1 — Contact — Synopsis*

A 111-year-old mystery — people who vanished ten years before the new millennium — the first space-exploration star-ship, Earth Star-I, lost in deep space fifty-one years later — Is there a connection between these unexplained disappearances, and a village situated along the rocky coast of New England, a place out of time, called Sarah’s Landing?

Joshua Morgan, the Astronaut/Biologist scratched from the ill-fated space flight, had the determination to seek out the answers. Working out of the Space Intelligence Command in Houston, Texas, his investigation leads him to long-forgotten secret government archives in Washington, DC, and to a little-known underground chamber in the old uranium storage caverns along the Colorado River in Utah. Slowly, almost magnetically, he is drawn to Sarah’s Landing. Stories told by the local townspeople of the Founders’ House, and of the strange going’s-on within, draw him to the site over the objections of a redheaded telepath, Alexandra McKay, who interests him greatly. Little does he realize his quest will take him to the far reaches of space and to an alien planet no one knew exists.

The story takes place in the year 2055 and weaves around Sarah’s Landing, one of the last vestiges of an earlier era. Unknown to most of its inhabitants, it maintains an unusual bond with an alien city, in an undiscovered galaxy thousands of light years away, on a planet where a race of aliens possess telepathic, telekinetic, psychic abilities more powerful and far-reaching than anyone could have imagined.

In his search for answers Joshua falls deeply in love with Alexandra, who senses danger in his life. Soon after his disappearance, the first inkling of an alien bond manifests itself in her dreams. Trying desperately to find him, Alexandra enlists the aid of Joshua’s friend, Lt. Henry (Harry) Jacobsen, a Navy Lieutenant who is quickly smitten by her.

A quadrangle develops when the main characters, Joshua, Alexandra, Harry, and the alien leader’s daughter, Adrianne, are helplessly caught in the entanglement of an affair that spans two different planets light years apart. Joshua discovers that his love for the two women, results in the birth of two sons— siblings — one from the alien planet Theon, and one from Earth, empowered with mind-linking capabilities. This phenomenon results in detection by an ominous dark force whose threatening presence is overcome by the interconnecting relationships of the people of the Planet Theon and Planet Earth.

Reviews:

Contact – Book I- Sarah’s Landing Series
By Elena Dorothy Bowman
ISBN# 1-59431-497-7
Write Words, Inc./ Cambridge Books*

The Review is by Sandy Bernstein, Editor of the Sour Grapes Magazine:

*by Sandy Bernstein,*
*Sour Grapes Magazine, Editor*
*Methuen, MA*

*5 Stars ******

Sarah’s Landing is a work of pure imagination. September 10, 2001

This sci-fi tale is a perfect blend of fantasy, mystery, and romance working together in a most seductive way. The peaceful setting of this New England coastal village is anything but what it seems. Dark forces are at work breaking down the barriers of two separate worlds. Its rich characters will draw you in as they struggle to find answers to a century old mystery they believe is a connection between our own planet and one called Theon. Sarah’s Landing is the first in a four part series, and as such leaves the reader begging for more. The characters are real and complex, driven by compassion and loyalty. But where their loyalties lie is another matter. The plot is intriguing and spun in true sci-fi fashion. All the elements of a wondrous tale are here as Elena keeps the reader in suspense from beginning to end. I can’t wait to read book II, The Telepaths of Theon.

The Second Review is by Jackie Young: Correspondent of the Westford Eagle:

*by Jackie Young*
*Correspondent – Westford Eagle*
*Westford, MA*

*/”Chelmsford author’s tale is out-of-this-world”/*

Even those who are not sure they are science fiction fans may be swept up in Sarah’s Landing-I, a spellbinding tale which takes the reader from the rocky shores of a small New England town to a planet in an undiscovered galaxy thousands of light years away. The wonder of it is that the author has managed to tell the tale of astronaut/biologist Joshua Morgan so convincingly. Her down-to-earth approach, soaring imagination and her expertise in software engineering are a winning combination. The kinds of experiences that her characters encounter have the ring of truth to them.

Set in the year 2055, the book centers around the hero’s attempts to solve the 111-year-old mystery of people who vanished 10 years before the new millennium, and the loss of the first starship, Earth Star-I which vanished 51 years later.

This fast-paced novel, which incidentally, is also a first-rate love story, will undoubtedly pull readers in. Bowman’s powers of description are second to none. Here is a book that is difficult to put down ? a real page turner.

 

 

Bio:

Elena Dorothy Bowman, formerly an aerospace software engineer, is an Honors graduate of Fitchburg College earning her BS Degree in Engineering and Management. She serves as an officer in the /Massachusetts Chapter of the National League of American PenWomen/. Her novel */Contact,/* which has won the coveted APA award for its audio book, is the first in the */Sarah’s Landing Series/* of four science-fiction/ mystery/ romance novels all of which have been published by /Write Words Inc/Cambridge Books/. Other novels -*/The House On The Bluff/* is the first in */The Legacy Series/* of three Romantic Suspense/Mystery/Thriller, bordering on the Paranormal. All of which were published by /Write Words Inc/Cambridge Books/. Three stand alone novels, */Time-Rift/*, */The Odyssey/* and */The Imposter/* have all been published by Write Words Inc. as ebooks with /Write Words Inc., ebooksonthe.net./

Elena has co-written and published through Lulu.com, two other non-fiction books. One with her husband, James; */The Continuum/*, and a biographical one with her brother Alfred, */Military Justice-Denied,/* which is a limited private release.

Her prize winning short story */Canollies For Christmas/* was published in /The Lowell Sun/. She has also co-written and co-produced a Musical Workshop, which was performed at the /Merrimack Regional Theater/. The Mother of four and Grandmother of one, she lives in Massachusetts with her husband.
Excerpts and reviews of all my novels can be viewed on my website: http://elenadb.home.comcast.net.

*Sarah’s Landing Series Links at Amazon.com for all 4 books:
http://www.amazon.com/Contact-Book-I-Sarahs-Landing/dp/1594314977/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1249237471&sr=8-1
http://www.amazon.com/Telepaths-Theon-Sarahs-Landing-2/dp/1594315981/ref=sr_oe_11_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1249237582&sr=1-11
http://www.amazon.com/Barbarians-Landing-Elena-Dorothy-Bowman/dp/1594316589/ref=sr_1_9?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1249237582&sr=1-9
http://www.amazon.com/Genesis-Sarahs-Landing-Book-ebook/dp/B000Q9J03I/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1249237582&sr=1-3

Legacy Series Links at Amazon for 3 books:
http://www.amazon.com/HOUSE-BLUFF-Book-One-Legacy/dp/1594313636/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1249237582&sr=1-6
http://www.amazon.com/GATEKEEPERS-REALM-Book-Two-Legacy/dp/1594314519/ref=sr_1_8?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1249237582&sr=1-8
http://www.amazon.com/Adams-Point-Book-3-Legacy/dp/1594314527/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1249237582&sr=1-5

Stand Alone Novels at Amazon
http://www.amazon.com/Time-Rift/dp/B000JMKN2Y/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1249237582&sr=1-4
http://www.amazon.com/The-Odyssey-ebook/dp/B00140FXA2/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1249237582&sr=1-2

And the Imposter at Barnes and Noble.com
http://search.barnesandnoble.com/The-Imposter/Elena-Dorothy-Bowman/e/9781594315350/?itm=7

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The Warrior By Thomas Paul Sternerhowe

July 28, 2009 at 10:06 pm (scifi, Suspense Novels, Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , , , , , )


 

Warrior

 

The Warrior  is a novel of approximately 312,000 words.  It is set at the end of a cataclysmic five year global war.  The year is 2010 and the planet is in a state of chaos.  Wulf leaves his family and the beautiful Lylia,  descends into the Earth to seek a place of refuge for his People.  He is accompanied by his comrade-in-arms the Cajun, Angelo.

            Once in the “Labyrinth”, they are accosted by blood-thirsty mutant creatures and a raging assassin.  Wulf faces many perils, not the least of which is the truth about himself.  Is he a “Climber”, a soul thief, vampire victim of a four hundred year curse?

            The Patron knows, watching from his lair, “The Night Room”.  The naked ladies dance on his fiery stages as he watches and manipulates Wulf.  Lylia finds him there, on the wrong side of the one-way glass.  She is raped and beaten, cold as ice and forced to dance.  Still she stands proud and proves to be more than the wicked Patron can handle.,  He laughs as she makes her danse, gives her the tattoed skin of her raper as a gift, sends his head to Wulf.

            Wulf emerges from the Labyrinth with the sultry lady doctor, Jennifer.  She has saved him, shared the secrets of the Labyrinth and her brother, Hood.  He discovers “After Earth”, a ship buried in the Earth and surrounded by the Labyrinth. He and Jennifer join Wulf’s Children, find Lylia gone and a world gone mad.

            Wulf rides with The Lords of the Dragon into the stronghold of the United Republic of Allied Continents (YURASS) to seek peace, only to be attacked by the merciless assassin from the Labyrinth.  He returns to his home in the Great Stone Mountains, finds he has been betrayed by his brother and Boss Tongue, field commander of  The Lords of the Dragon.

            Finally he begins to listen to the metal voice from the Labyrinth.  He makes plans to go with Jennifer, his Children and a handful of faithful riders from the Lords, into the Earth.  The YURASS strikes and the enemy from the Land of the Rising Sun.  An exodus begins as people in the cities hear about the wolf man going to live with the spiders and snakes.  Wulf welcomes them and waits with his comrades and Children, one thousand feet under the Earth, for the final ending to begin.

 

Tom {WordWulf} Sterner

2360 Shining Star Way

Redding, CA  96003

wordwulf@gmail.com

http://pages.prodigy.net/sterner-howe/

{720} 890-7217

 

Madman Chronicles: The Warrior now available at:

http://www.publishamerica.com/shopping/shopdisplayproducts.asp?catalogid=3425

 

REVIEWS

A compelling read!   
Daniel Meyer
Texas
  (12/27/2004)

An epic and compelling adventure. An artful blending of motorcycles and the unique souls who ride them, clashing cultures, family love, the loyalty and honor of friends, stunning betrayals, and inconceivable evil all swirling in a land teetering between apocalypses. Join Wulf as he leads his people into the labyrinth, part of which is a futuristic underground habitation that just might be their salvation…or something much, much more.

Excellent!   
Sherry
Vero Beach
  (3/5/2004)

Immerse yourself in this voyeuristic world with a junket through a timeless labyrinth and an abyss of imagination. The book is like an all day multi layered tasty jawbreaker – very complex and delightfully mystical down to the very last bit. The story opens at the conclusion of the world conflict in the year 2010 with Wulf saying a farewell to his loved and trusted friend, Hood. The farewell is an elaborate high ceremony at the Stone Mountains behind the City of the Rock. Wulf is a descendant of the North American Peoples and a member of Lord of the Dragon. He created a community known as the Cave of the Dark Heart. With help from the ancient Book of the See, Wulf along with his staunch companion, genus Cajun Angelo, boldly search for a secure haven for his people. The reader will jump in and out of dreams into nightmares in a flash of a thundercrack. In one mad dream Wulf experiences an intense vision of “ a worm crawled out of her mouth, white and fat, burrowing itself between her bleeding lips, feeding.” Meet the soul hopping Patron who is “fueled by hate and a burning lust for revenge”. There is nothing cookie cutter about this book. It has a distinct style all its own. It is written with an elaborate herculean and provocative style. This book aggressively takes on in limitless futuristic action the very human elements of mistrust, fears, abuse, sex, tenderness, love, and the dynamics in all relationships. This is not a book you can skim. The author vibrantly interweaves creativity, intensity and exquisite detail. Mr. Sternerhowe also provides music that may be downloaded from his site that correlates to the chapters in the book. A unique concept that should not be missed by the reader. The Madman Chronicles: The Warrior offers an adult cerebral momentousness makings of a first rate epic. Sherry Russell Author/reviewer

Warrior,The Madman Chronicles   
Maggie
USA
  (2/10/2004)

Having read just three chapters, I knew I needed to add it to my collection. This is a fast paced, well thought out book with multi themes that require you to read slowly. I am looking forward to its arrival. The characters are not only drawn well, but have had flesh and blood added to them everyone. I am looking forward to the whole book.

Warrior, The: Madman Chronicles   
Christy
Arvada, Colorado USA
  (1/24/2004)

What a ride! I couldn’t put it down! The characters are so real that you feel what they feel as if you’re one of them (you definitely want to be). This novel keeps you on your toes anxiously waiting for what will happen next! You’ll ride a rollercoaster of emotions from cheering to crying! Thanks to this thrill ride I’ve been to the Great Stone Mountains, the family Wulf spiritual ground, and felt the hope of After Earth. Read this novel and you’ll have been there too! I can’t wait for the next one! To the author…Word! Wulf!

Madman Chronicles: The Warrior   
Paul
United States
  (12/3/2003)

” Madman Chronicles : The Warrior ” By Thomas Paul ( Wordwulf ) Sterner Howe Reviewer : Paul Berube, Author/Poet SternerHowe’s novel is a futuristic shocker containing something for everyone. This excellent work of fiction will keep you on the edge of your seat and glued to it’s pages from start to finish. Join SternerHowe in this wild ride through the bat and giant spider infested caves of THE LABYRINTH or the beauty of AFTER EARTH. Walk walls with Wulf and Andrew or leap into a soul or two with The Patron. Enjoy the cajun humor of Angelo or the eroticism of Lila and beauty of Jennifer. Cry, laugh, love and sing with the entire cast of characters or just fly through Vera’s world of Cyberspace. Whatever your preference you are truly in for the treat of a lifetime. This novel is definitely an outstanding read.

A true man   
Brandie
Illinois
  (11/17/2003)

You will absolutely marvel as you join Wulf in his action packed journey in the not so distant future. Witness the heroics as him and his comrade the Cajun, Angelo perform heroic feats and obstacles. This book is sure to keep you at the edge of your seat just waiting to turn the page. The details make you feel as if you are right there living this adventure with our new found friend Wulf. Thomas Sternerhowe shows great talent and skill in his writings. This is most definitely a book you will want to read again and again!!

 

The Warrior: Madman Chronicles    Saturday 24 of January, 2004 [21:11:39 UTC

I have just finished reading this extraordinary novel and wanted to let you know (and any others who read this) what an incredible masterpiece it is. For those of us who have read your writings and heard your music this novel represents a consummation of it all! I will (and have been) recommend this read to anyone who is willing to listen! Put the CD with it and you (the reader) will have an already awesome experience heightened beyond belief. There really aren’t words to express (especially to someone who says them so well) what I get from your words and music! Fist extended to you Wulf…Word!

 

Excerpt:

There was no air to breathe, nothing to pull into his tortured lungs. His internal organs screamed, his chest bound, ragged breaths coming in short wheezing gasps. Wulf was awake, fallen into a nightmare world beyond compare, where? A stinking odor of musk owned the rancid air. His body was bound by tens of thousands of sticky rope things. Tensing his muscles, he could break ten of them, a hundred, but there were hundreds of hundreds and they held his body fast. It was impossible for him to move.

Each time he attempted to escape, Wulf became further entangled, his movement restricted more and more. Each shortened and struggling breath made a tightening of the rope threads that held him bound. Once more he was forced to push away his mounting panic in an attempt to get his bearings. As he gathered his wits about him, his mind barely able to assimilate the information received from his eyes and body, he entered a realm of fear and disbelief beyond anything previously experienced.

The sticky strings bounced this way and that. A silent shadow inched its way toward him. Out of nowhere the horrendous Mother of all wolf spiders was hovering over him. Her spider feet picked their way nearer, touching him here and there, probing the outside edges of the form his body made. She was aware of his waking, examining the bonds of the prison she had created for him. She had him solidly wrapped in the corner of the web she had constructed around him, pulling him up from the floor in her spider way. As she moved he saw a fine silk sac hanging a few feet from his head. It swayed back and forth, a silken womb in a darkened room. He could only imagine the thousands of tiny round spider eggs in the sac. His body shuddered violently and tears ran from his eyes as he became acutely aware of his rightful place in the scheme of things. A shrieking in his head wailed, “Food chain…spider brain!”

Wulf’s mind careened out of control. He babbled incoherently as he felt it let go. He was gone and that was so fine, until… His body ached so terribly in forever places as he sensed a tugging on the strands of silk holding him in a mortal embrace. Ignoring the pain, he twisted his head around. His eyes came to rest on the dripping fangs of his captor. There was a wildly squirming
bat hanging from them. It was still very much alive. Through the fuzz of his vision Wulf could see she hadn’t yet begun the process of draining the life fluids from its flying rat body. Its small beady eyes were shock-glazed over. Its filthy little fuzzy chest was rising and falling rapidly, the trip hammer of its heart beating double time with the effort of its futile struggle.

Wulf giggled and burbled, “Die Mister Bat.” His body shook with his unwarranted and completely senseless fear of the tiny winged animal. The inside of his half-crazed mind exploded with the absurd command, “Just eat the fucking thing you spider bitch!” He attempted to close his eyes but they were fastened on the doomed creature, mesmerized by its death throes. He felt hate in his soul for the merciless glistening fangs that held the poor damned thing. He would soon bear witness his own impending death. His other mind spoke, “We are one, little flying bat.” The voice whispered in his head, “Our twin fates are sealed and so be it. You will haunt me no more. We will hold our eyes open in the face of eternity, at the feast on our mortality. You are fortunate to be first, then done and through with her spider madness!” As if she could read his thoughts, the spider inched forward, legs lifting high in her exaggerated spider-walking. She was smooth and then stopped in a strobe-light danse of evil. Wulf heard all the things she did in a halting slow motion, the monster sound of her demented movements, smooth and whispers… whispers… bitch!

The bat gave a terrified squeal as she hooked it with the mating claw of her front leg and sprang at Wulf. She was so much quicker than his horrified mind could assimilate. He felt himself freefalling into a lunatic void. She wrapped herself around his head, the stiffness of his filthy matted hair, the stinking scent of her musk assailing him. He screamed at her and into her as
she shoved the struggling and bleeding bat into his mouth. She held him open with her claws, entering him, shoving the pathetic creature down his constricting throat. His choking and gagging were of no consequence to her. Against every bit of will he had left, he felt his throat accept what she offered, his body swallowing.

She pulled herself from inside him, slammed his mouth shut, wrapped her body tightly around his face. She held him thus until his retching and heaving subsided. Wulf was a thing of her embrace, a necessary link in the chain of her evolution, mutation. He was an unwilling patient, a
prisoner in her bleeding hospital. He would eat when she decided to feed him. And feed him she did. He spent the remainder of the most terrifying night of his life being fattened up on bats and spider milk, whatever else she found trapped and squirming in her killing web. The fight had gone out of him but she held him fast. He drank of her with his lips, his tongue probing the sac of her juice, sucking her dry. She held his head in a warm embrace, tending to him constantly, taking no nourishment herself. She was preparing for the long sleep. Her purpose for living was nearly over, eternity close at hand.

Wulf’s hairy hostess finally decided he had been fed enough. Perhaps she had simply run out of squirming, fighting, scratching and bleeding things to shove down his whore of a throat. She busied herself with repairs to her web, strengthening it where it attached to the floor and the wall. Wulf stared wide-eyed, with a morbid sense of fascination and impending doom as she worked. He watched as her abdominal spinnerets spewed forth fine silk, wrapping unidentifiable things, patching rents in the web and tending to the cocoon-like sac of her young. Her eight legs never stopped moving. They were a thousand fold, scratching and brutally raping the mouth and throat of him.

Now that she had left him alone he teetered on the very fringe of madness. He was nauseated by the writhing, biting and body fluids leaking, filthy crawling things of the earth he had been force fed. That is very well and good, his mind told itself. You don’t have to accept her offerings like the whore of your body. Then he would see her sac of eggs hanging, swinging back and forth, slow/fast like her and his mind would take yet another turn into and upon itself.

She was so busy all at once, her womb sac swaying madly, touching the web at each end of its arc. Pendulum, Wulf thought, pendulum. For his new terror he imagined the tens of thousands of baby wolf spiders clawing their way out of their eggs. They would use their tiny egg tooth, sharp and already mean. Their spider legs would crawl up and out of the sac, through its thin wall of Mother’s silk. They would be hungry… no, starving… voraciously starving, injecting their tiny needle fangs into him, twenty thousand of their needles, fastening themselves to every available surface area on his body, eyes, face, genitals.. And inside, drinking the essence of his mortal life from the inside and out, the outside and in, eating him alive in slow painful little pieces.

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