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Author Interview: ‘The Demon Hunter’ by David Belau

About the Book:

Tsayad is tasked with vanquishing demons for his clients in the sleepy town assigned to him. With his trusty blade and riotous shotgun, unclean spirits were no match for him- that is, until a greater darkness began to seep in. Tsayad soon finds that he is not strong enough on his own to drive off this force of evil.

For fans of B-horror movies with ridiculous violence and plenty of cheese.

 

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Author Interview:

1: Tell us a little about yourself and what got you in to writing?

I’m a married father of three beautiful daughters, seven, nine and eleven. My day job is engineering work in the fenestration industry. We live in beautiful Southern Oregon and enjoy being active and spending time with family.

I had a teacher in the third grade that really planted the writing seed in me. We’d have a time during the week where we’d write books. My friend and I had a whole series about jet fighter pilots. I think we spent more time drawing pictures in them than actually writing and it still amuses me how the number of exclamation points corresponded to how large an explosion was. Nevertheless, I continued writing all through school and ended up writing a novel for my senior project in high school.

2: Do you have a favourite time and place where you write?

I usually like to write at night when the house is quiet.

3: Where do your ideas come from?

My mind wanders sometimes and these thoughts just pop into my head. I like to people watch when I’m in a crowd and I think in observing people I get ideas. That’s the best I can describe it.

4: Do you have a plan in your head of where the story is going before you start writing or do you let it carry you along as you go?

This is an interesting topic that I’ve talked with different writers about. I’ve tried both ways. On a previous novel, I tried writing an outline and then filling in all the scenes. It was almost like writing a screenplay and filling in the imagery. The problem was that I’d imagined the entire story in my mind and it didn’t end up on the paper. It made sense when I read it because it was in my mind, but others did not get it. For my latest work, I decided to start with a vague idea and just let it carry me as I went. I felt like this allowed the story to exist on the paper before it existed in my mind. In doing so, my hope is that the story will be more natural and translate to others.

5: What genre are your books and what drew you to that genre?

I’ve had a lot of genres through the years, but I’ve settled on supernatural/horror – but I don’t take myself too seriously. I like humor in my writing, so it ends up being kind of like a B-movie with elements of horror but also funny dialogue.

Growing up, I was drawn to horror movies, especially the ‘80’s vintage. A lot of those movies were really cheesy, but I loved it. I’ve also had experiences in my life that I can draw from. I don’t think that what we can see of the world is all there is. I’ve had too many experiences that say otherwise.

6: What dream cast would you like to see playing the characters in your latest book?

My main character reminds me of Jayne from Firefly, so I think Adam Baldwin would make a good lead in my story. Danny Huston would be great for my head villain. The rest of the characters would have to be CGI apparitions.

7: Do you read much and if so who are your favourite authors?

I don’t get to read as much as I’d like due to work and family commitments, but usually I find time during the winter to read. Frank Peretti was a favorite growing up. John Sandford is pretty good. CS Lewis is always good. Steven King has some good stuff, although I haven’t enjoyed all his works. Steigg Larsson, I am in awe of how he wove the story in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. Ken Follett is one that my mom has recently introduced me to.

8: What book/s are you reading at present?

I am currently reading Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy. It was recommended to me by a friend and it’s been a growing experience for me. He’s writing about a brutal time in American history and he has an extensive vocabulary. I think the hardest thing about reading it is that he doesn’t use quotation marks for dialogue, so it’s hard to tell when someone is speaking.

9: What is your favourite book and why?

The Visitation by Frank Peretti. I end up rereading this one every few years because I can relate to it so much. It has elements of the supernatural but also a man wrestling with his beliefs and how to reconcile them with what is happening in his town.

10: What advice would you give for someone thinking about becoming a writer?

Write what you know. I don’t write police detective stories, even though I love reading them, because I’m not a cop. My characters can’t be authentic if they don’t act like a real officer would. I read how Ken Follett spent time learning about WW2 aircraft and even about the exact model he wanted to write about so that his descriptions were authentic. You may not have the luxury of researching like Mr. Follett, so write what you do know.

11: What are the best Social Media Sites for people to find out about you and your work?  

I have a page on Facebook for The Demon Hunter. I also have a WordPress blog for my writing: www.davidbelau.wordpress.com

I also have another blog covering automotive projects at www.dartslantsix.wordpress.com

 

About the Author:

I’m a 30ish year old, married father of three girls. I’m a mechanical engineer that is moonlighting as a writer. I love cars and working on them, specifically old Mopars. I like writing on a variety of subjects, so you never know what you’re going to get.

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Author Interview: ‘Schrödinger’s Elephant’ by Jonathan Frame

About the Book:

The End of Man. The Future of Woman.

Schrödinger’s Elephant is collection of five novellas, inspired by the work of ethologist John B. Calhoun who defined the term Behavioural Sink to describe the collapse of society resulting from overcrowding. These stories take points in a history where the crisis of overpopulation is resolved by women uniting to eradicate men completely from the world, to continue humanity’s journey as a single-gender species. And the resulting consequence of that.

Why Schrödinger’s Elephant? The Austrian physicist Erwin Schrödinger said “Imagine a cat in a box. Quantum mechanics implies the cat is both alive and dead until the box is opened and its state can be determined”. And with that, the thought experiment Schrödinger Cat was conceived.

Schrödinger’s Elephant takes the idea of the Elephant In The Room, the subject no one is prepared to discuss, to be the ever-expanding global human population and the resulting environmental and social consequences – depletion of natural resources, the increase in violence as more and more people compete for survival. Only that particular Elephant is in the next room, the room politicians and world leaders ignore, the room no-one dares open the door to, for fear what state they may find.

The five novellas are:

Universe N :- A scientist despairing of the human race attempts to introduce a virulent flu epidemic to cull the human population to a more manageable number

Spark :- A series of attacks on women ignites the switch where women first band together to defend themselves against the rising tide of crimes against their gender by men.

Born of Woman :- Set several years after Spark, a group of men are on the run and being hunted down by the authorities. They believe they are some of the last men left alive on the planet.

Alphabet :- In a world populated by women, one woman investigates a Collective in the belief its members are illegally trying to create male babies. At the same time, the world’s paediatric scientists are trying to engineer foetuses to produce women who are capable of reproducing parthenogenetically, that is the ability to self-fertilize.

Only Human :- A lone woman travels through the world, pursued by a vicious pack of creatures that threaten to kill her.

 

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Author Interview:

1: Tell us a little about yourself and what got you in to writing?

I live in the UK and work in IT. After reading the book Doctor Rat by William Kotzwinkle, I was inspired to consider writing to channel my creativity. I wrote various sci-fi works over a period of 15 years or so, without much success, then took a break to focus on my IT career. After about 4 years, the urge to write grew too strong for me to ignore. This time, I didn’t just focus on sci-fi and found I was enjoying the process more than I had done previously.

2: Do you have a favourite time and place where you write?

I write before I go to work. It’s the quietest time and the freshest, especially if I get the chance the day before to think about what I’m going to write next. During the commute, I might be reviewing something I’ve written before or considering. And I have been known to jot down ideas at work.

3: Where do your ideas come from?

Generally it starts with saying What If? For my latest book, Schrödinger’s Elephant, when it was announced the world population had reached 7 billion, I wondered what would happen if the population kept growing.

Schrödinger’s Elephant consists of five novellas charting the course of human evolution over a number of centuries and focusing on five particular eras seemed the best way to do it.

4: Do you have a plan in your head of where the story is going before you start writing or do you let it carry you along as you go?

I’ll have a beginning and an end plus various points that I want to include. I’m not keen on planning in great detail – I like to have the option to change tack if a new idea emerges.

With my latest book, the book originally was just going what the first novella eventual became. As I was writing it, the ideas for the other four novellas emerged so I was left to figure out how to incorporate them all. In the end, I want with putting them into this book.

5: What genre are your books and what drew you to that genre?

My work tends to fall into the sci-fi/thriller genres. Basically, if you think of the SyFy TV channel in the UK which spans a variety of genres, my work wouldn’t look out of place on there.

6: What dream cast would you like to see playing the characters in your latest book?

I don’t really have a dream cast in mind although for one or two of the characters, I did find it useful to think of an actor. For example, with Siobhan O’Reilly in Schrödinger’s Elephant, I had in mind Kylie Bunbury from the Under The Dome TV series.

7: Do you read much and if so who are your favourite authors?

I don’t read as much as I would like. It simply comes down to time. When I was reading more, I found I was spending less time writing and I’m not the fastest of writers to begin with. Favourite authors? I would say Robert Harris, Christopher Priest and William Kotzwinkle.

8: What book/s are you reading at present?

I’ve just received a few books for Christmas so I’ll be making my way through those. The ones I’m looking forward to are Mythos by Stephen Fry and 12 Rules for Life by Jordan B. Peterson.

9: What is your favourite book and why?

I don’t have a favourite per se. Once I’ve read a fiction book, I rarely go back to it so reference books I enjoy include A Brief History of the Worlds by Bill Bryson, the Encyclopedia Britannica, some of the Reader’s Digest compendiums.

10: What advice would you give for someone thinking about becoming a writer?

Make sure you give yourself enough time and don’t rush it. Also, bear in mind what Elmore Leonard said on the subject, “Writing is all about rewriting”

11: What are the best Social Media Sites for people to find out about you and your work?  

I don’t really do Social Media at the moment. I did have a few accounts but then I found I wasn’t spending any time on them. Maybe that’ll change in 2019.

 

About the Author:

Jonathan Frame is combining working in the IT industry with writing fiction. Taking inspiration from various places and adding the catalyst flash of ‘What if ….?’, Jonathan has produced a number of books spanning different genres. He reasons as he enjoys books and movies across many categories, there’s no reason why his work shouldn’t reflect a broad range.

To Become Like Gods is a historical epic set in Ancient Greece, a re-imaging of the myth of Daedalus and Icarus where Icarus survives his fall;

Cat’s Paw, a thriller which was created in two versions, in a similar way to the films Let Me In and Let The Right One In, one is set in an English-speaking environment, the other not; Moving Pictures, a thriller set against the backdrop of Art fraud.

Schrӧdinger’s Elephant is a collection of five novellas which form the narrative of a world buckling under the burden of overpopulation, and the human race’s response.

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Author Interview: ‘The Divine Sedition’ by Martin Lundqvist

About the Book:

In the year 2872, a rebel-fugitive of The Martian Humanist Alliance, Keila Eisenstein crashes down on Eden, while running away from the Rear Admiral of Terran Council, Bjorn Muller; killing the God-dictator Abraham Goldstein and gaining the mind-control technology to dominate Eden’s population. Teaming up with Metatron, the Archangel guardian of Eden, Keila fakes her own death to fool Bjorn Muller to give up on his fugitive hunt.

Keila faces overwhelming odds trying to take down the overpowered Terran Council that has been dominating the solar system and oppressing most of humanity on Earth and Mars for over 500 years. She is governed by her primal instincts and premonitions, which made her the Chosen One: Her extra-terrestrial Divine connection. Her telepathic visions are leading her the way, and with access to The Divine Control Centre, Keila can unveil secrets of ancient Zetan civilisations that will help her free her people from the oppression of the Terran Council, Houses of evil plutocrats governing Earth and Mars. But with her Divine connection comes a price, so are the Zetans, using Keila as a puppet to gain control of Earth, or is it Rangda, the Xeno demon who lead her to the path of destruction instead, in fact better than the oppressors she seeks to dominate?

 

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1: Tell us a little about yourself and what got you into writing?

I have always been writing something, from blogs to school essays etc. Back in 2013, I was sick of blogging as it became repetitive and a friend suggested to me that I wrote novels instead as that gives more creative freedom.

2: Do you have a favourite time and place where you write?

I prefer to write things at home with as few distractions as possible. I like to go for a walk in the park or along the ocean pondering on plot lines, but the actual writing I prefer to do at home.

3: Where do your ideas come from?

I think my ideas come from my brain but that they are deeply connected with the things I read and play. Most of my works have a lot of uniqueness to them for better or worse, but creativity doesn’t occur in a vacuum and it’s impossible to be truly unique in a world 7 billion people.

4: Do you have a plan in your head of where the story is going before you start writing or do you let it carry you along as you go?

I always start my major writing projects by writing a plot outline where I outline what is going to happen in the plot. I only follow this outline loosely, however, and the result is often quite a bit different from the original outline

5: What genre are your books and what drew you to that genre?

So, I have written one crime story, two science fiction books, one kid’s book and one parody, so I would say I am genre fluid in that sense. I mostly gravitate towards science fiction and fantasy in my writing though as that gives me more creative freedom than other genres. I tend to be more interested in concepts than in visuals, and I feel like science fiction is a good genre for me to write for that reason.

6: What dream cast would you like to see playing the characters in your latest book?

I am not a fanboy and I usually don’t obsess about actors. I would love to see the Divine Sedition being made into a movie, and I have some thoughts on how I would like the movie to play out and what the actors should look like. Ideally, I would like less established actors so that the movie is the about the plot and not about the individual actor’s stardom.

7: Do you read much and if so who are your favourite authors?

I read a moderate amount, a lot of my reading is on forums such as Quora. I am not really into favourite actors, authors etc. and I more interested in the plot and what it is telling me.

8: What book/s are you reading at present?

I am reading the God Delusion by Richard Dawkins and the Art of Happiness by the Dalai Lama (Howard Cutler)

9: What is your favourite book and why?

I like the Lord of the Rings trilogy by Tolkien, so I’ll vote for that one.

10: What advice would you give to someone thinking about becoming a writer?

Just start writing. If you have an idea you should be able to get a full-length novel manuscript out in

200 hours or so. It might sound like a lot but subtract that time from when you are doing unproductive and stupid things like watching TV and it all adds up. As writing will be your hobby for now. Only write when you feel like it, but try to set aside time for it like you would any other hobby, (training, sports, holidays, religion etc)

11: What are the best Social Media Sites for people to find out about you and your work? 

Website: www.martinlundqvist.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/martinlundqvistauthor

 

About the Author:

My background:
I am a Swedish male born in 1985. I have been to Australia since 2012, and I have been with my partner Elaine since 2013.

My writing roots:
When I was younger I used to write blogs for the joy of writing and for attention. Unfortunately my blogs were pretty controversial and caused me more problems in life than I bargained for, so eventually I gave up on blogging.
In 2013 an acquaintance suggested that I wrote fiction instead of blogs. With a fair bit of enthusiasm I wrote my first book a psychological crime thriller James Locker: The Duality of Fate in a couple of months back in 2013.

Late in 2016 I decided to take up book writing again as it is a hobby with more potential upside than playing video games on my spare time. I finished my Science Fiction novel The Divine Dissimulation a year later

In July 2018 I released the Divine Sedition which is the sequel to the Divine Dissimulation. It is faster and slightly more mainstream than its prequel.

I have also written a children’s book as an experiment called “Matt’s Amazing Week” I am currently working on two projects The Divine Finalisation which is the third and final entry in the Divine Zetan Trilogy and Divine Space Gods: Abraham’s follies which is a light-hearted parody on the Divine Dissimulation.

My style:
My personal approach to writing is that I write what I feel like writing with limited regards to what others want to read. As my works are work of fiction I tend to include controversial topics, as I am not bound to political correct self-censorship.

My independence in book writing is not because I inherently want to rebel against what people want to read, but simply because I have no idea what people do want to read, hence I might as well write what I want to write and hope for the best.

The writing style is quiet different in my two novels. While James Locker is mostly character and dialogue driven The Divine Dissimulation is mostly driven by concept and world building. The Divine Sedition is a mix of the two styles.

 

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Book Review: ‘Holy Crap! The World is Ending!’ by Anna-Marie Abell

Title: Holy Crap! The World is Ending! How a Trip to the Bookstore Led to Sex with an Alien and the Destruction of Earth (The Anunnaki Chronicles Book 1)

Published: 26th December 2017

Publisher: Alien Abduction Press

Author: Anna-Marie Abell

Facebook: www.facebook.com/booksbyanna

Twitter: @writtenbyanna

Instagram: www.instagram.com/booksbyanna

 

Synopsis:

End Times Are Here! Now you can eat whatever you want and not care if you gain weight.

Autumn, a food and wine obsessed ad executive (who for the purpose of this retelling asked to be portrayed as drool-inducing hot with kick-ass ninja skills), has just been handed the task of saving all of humanity.

Here’s the deal. The president has just announced that the Earth is going to collide with a rogue moon, and in the process, our entire planet is going to be smashed to bits. As one would expect, upon hearing this news, humans went ballistic. No car was left unrolled—but oddly enough, Taco Bell remained open and made unfathomable profits in the last days. Apparently, Doritos Locos® Tacos were a popular last meal.

After drinking a bottle of wine and inhaling a wheel of Brie cheese, Autumn hijacks a spaceship and races to save her fellow humans with the help of her unbelievably sexy alien boyfriend and her kleptomaniac friend with fire-retardant hair. The task is simple enough, just loot the Ark of the Covenant from a secret government bunker under a department store in Arkansas and use it to convince the entire human race to come together in one giant group hug. No problem, right? Along the way, Autumn will discover just how sheltered people are from the truth of extraterrestrials and their power to either protect us or destroy us.

Stupid government.

Grab a bottle of wine, a spaceship full of snacks, and prepare to take a ride on this humorous chick lit romantic sci-fi paranormal adventure. If you crave a little sexy time in your reading, are into Ancient Aliens, conspiracy theories, UFOs, are curious if we were genetically engineered (like the Sumerian cuneiform texts claim), and are dying to find out the meaning of life, then this book is for you.

 

Review:

I think the title kind of says it all really so just hold on for a fun filled ride with lots of food thrown in for good measure – you’ll get that when you read it! You will find that Autumn likes her ‘what if’ questions. Not simple ones either, more like ‘what if flaming cats came out of his eyes’, you know that sort of thing.

So Autumn gets a shocked first encounter with ‘Mr. New Age’ at the bookstore. He seems to be a little different than other guys she’s met. Well with him being part of an alien race called Anunnaki from Nibiru, or what we call Planet X, it would kind of make sense. Seems this planet comes close to Earth every few thousand years. Just not as a good omen as last time it caused the great flood – you know the one with Noah. Now this race it seems appeared to have created humans – among other mythical creatures that is; mermaids, centaurs, unicorns and dragons to name a few. Creative bunch you could say. Meeting once would be a chance encounter but more than once, along with a feeling of being watched, you know that Autumn is going to want some answers to why she feels so connected to someone she doesn’t know.

Seems Rigel, aka Mr. New Age, has a bit of explaining to do about light beings and why he seems to be keeping an eye on her. His kind first came to Earth to mine its gold and that’s why they created the human race, to mine for them. They also realised that if they ingested the gold in liquid form then they could live longer and eventually morph into light. Nice quick way to get around it seems.

Seems their souls are calling each other, connected in a way that pulls the other near. Out of body experiences to get closer to the other? Hot connection to the extreme. Well this kind of connection between them might have to take a back seat though when her over active mind starts ticking things over. Namely by finding out said Planet X is coming in close again to Earth. So what if the Anunnaki have decided to fix another mistake in their design by wiping the humans out again so they can start the whole process over – the flood 2.0?

Some research is in order and this is where her bookstore buddy comes into play. ‘The Hair’ come ‘Zarf’, though real name Devon, is there to lend a hand – even if he thinks her a little strange with what she is looking for. Quick off the mark giving a space name when she asked, as she had been wanting to find out information on light beings. He’s Zarf and she’s Zooloo and both as quirky as the other. Looking into Greek myths to see what happened when a God would punish someone for breaking a rule is enough to make her question whether she should really see Rigel again. An Anunnaki and human cannot be together, not anymore anyway as they know what a possible outcome would be. Half gods, half humans – Nephilim – with none of the humans’ compassion but all gods’ strength and height. Something that could fight them it seems. Also seems all Anunnaki have gifts, not good when directed at you.

Myth goes that God created the universe down to a tee but to do so he had to create enough of a spark – hello big bang. This in turn split his soul in two. Great Prophecy says that these two souls will be drawn back together to create balance, for the universes to become one. They would tie back together with one blue light and one gold so the Creator would be made whole again. The thing is Autumn has a blue soul. Would this be the start of the Prophecy or the start of a terrible downfall?

Inanna was an interesting character who is the enforcer of the no mating rule between humans and the Anunnaki. She shows up at just the wrong time for Autumn’s liking. Sparks and souls were literally flying. Autumn’s best friend Emma seems to take her crazy explanations in her stride. Oh sure ok you met an alien, the race that created us, had an orgasmic kiss/soul explosion and the world might be coming to an end. Ok let’s eat while we can. Enlil on the other hand is a right dick who clearly isn’t on humans’ side. He just wants them gone, no matter what the prophecy could mean. The fact Autumn could be a part of it just winds him up even further. Good job that Inanna seems to be coming round and might be able to help. Enki needs to help too by finding another loophole like he did with Noah and his wife with the Ark – one that won’t end with a sacrifice.

Space ship to fly and Devon is like a kid in a toyshop begging to be allowed to play with it. Fab four at the end trying to save the world – Autumn, Rigel, Devon and Inanna. Shame Enlil is finding loopholes to slow them down – post-it notes are funny though.

A race against time to save the human race, let’s see if they make it? A funny, sci-fi, comedy read with a bit of romance thrown in for good measure. The power of the pinecone might be what saves the day but what is the price and are they willing to pay it? Got going a bit more from half way onwards but I enjoyed it nonetheless.

4 out of 5 stars

I received a copy of this book from the author via NetGalley for my honest review.

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Book Review: ‘The Time Bender’ by Debra Chapoton

Title: The Time Bender: An Alien Teen Fantasy Adventure

Published: 13th September 2017

Author: Debra Chapoton

Facebook: www.facebook.com/BigPineLodgeBooks

Twitter: @Debra_Chapoton

 

Synopsis:

Humor, charm, romance and intriguing characters fill this first book of THE TIME BENDER series.

Marcum arrives on an alien spaceship to search Earth for a girl he’s learned can manipulate Time itself. During a sudden snowstorm he finds Selina. Their connection is immediate, delicate and elusive. This shy and strange girl can slow time to a crawl and make his awkward advances both painful and wondrous. Marcum must abduct her for the good of his side of the galaxy, but he falls for Selina.  Now he’s caught between duty and compassion … or maybe it’s love.

 

Review:

A quirky, humorous, teen love rival, sci-fi mixed read with some aliens on a secret mission in the middle of a war searching for a time bender to help them thrown in for good measure.

Selina has always felt different but it isn’t until two mysterious exchange students come onto the scene that she starts to see things in a different light. Maybe she isn’t as strange as she first thought. Or more to the point maybe it’s just that she needed to go somewhere where she really belongs.

Selina suffers from social anxiety a lot and seems to rely on her best friend Alex just to get through the day. The only person – other than her brother Buddy – who can get her to smile and not feel like such an outcast. He has always been there for her and continues to be her guardian no matter what, or who, comes their way. Her journey starts with her wanting to wish on a star for something new. An adventure would be fun but getting a boyfriend is getting to be the top of the list. She should be careful what she wishes for because it might just come true.

On a dark night, when the lights have cut out, Selina notices someone wondering around her garden in the snow. Thinking its Alex – as he is her neighbour – she calls him over to get out of the snow. She gets a little surprise when Marcum comes through the door instead. No coat so freezing he tries to explain who he is. Really it’s more her saying ‘are you this’ and him saying yes. Thinking he’s just an exchange student – a hot one mind you – she helps him stay warm until the lights come on. When they do however she all but pushes him out the door. Seems she was bold in the dark but as soon as the lights are on reality sets in and her anxiety comes full force. Now one hot exchange student stranger is unusual but two would be unheard of in her little town. So when Coreg makes an appearance at school and tries to get her attention she doesn’t quite know how to act. These two strangers seem to take a liking for Selina and want her to come with them for something. Warning bells for Alex as he doesn’t really trust their motives. Good job too as they both came with the objection of taking her back to their home planet Klaqin to help fight a deadly war with her skill set – not that she knows this yet.

Seems Selina has a gift, one she never noticed before but can seem to use without trying. She can slow down time and not just in her head. She only learns this after Marcum comes to her house again to try to explain things. ‘Do you want to see my spaceship?’ A video game this is not. A trip to space but was it real or not? The fact she was missing for hours would suggest the later. Can she trust either guy with what they tell her? They seem to only have their own interests at heart, not hers, not like Alex always has. Could he be her knight in shining armour when trouble arises? He could lend a hand after finding out a secret of his own. She may not be the only one special in this town.

Now this picks up a bit more at the end when you get a space battle thrown in. What good space battle would be complete without a little romantic drama thrown in for good measure? Where does Selina’s heart truly lie and who will step up to help? A battle may be over but the war is about to begin. Fight to save their planet is key, but which planet will they be on to help.

Interesting story but could have developed the characters a bit more, rest of the series should see to this. Easy to read but I did find that this book is really aimed at a young adult audience though as parts did feel a bit childish to me. The whole ‘cue the blush’, ‘drop head, shrink to nothing’ or ‘hear the crickets’ side comments Selina always seems to add can get a bit annoying at times. I guess it’s sort of a way to see what’s going on in her head but not always needed. The start of a quirky story though where much is still to be explored. Not just with the war coming but emotions too.

3 out of 5 stars

I received a copy of this book from the author for my honest review.

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