iFeel (The Vis Vires Trilogy)
by Marissa Carmel
The book, iFeel, is the first book of a trilogy not yet completed by Marissa Carmel. Liv is an almost crippled twenty one year old woman who due to her condition avoids crowds of any size. She has no idea of her potential powers due to the fact that her family, friends and society have conditioned her to belief she suffers from mental illness. She begins her journey to understand her powers and world mostly beyond human perception on her twenty first birthday when she meets her protector Justice. As she is introduced to the other world she becomes the target of a being that would feed on her energy and the adventure continues.
There appears to be a lot of borrowing and rearranging of popular franchise fodder in this work but that is good because it keeps the fans fed. Those who would take the opportunity to read this might want to play spot the cross-over. I enjoyed the book as I think most fans of popular supernatural fiction will today.
The Earth is hurting from radioactive wastelands, over crowding and a xenophobic fear of the intersystem alliance. While adapting Next You Interstellar LLC donated technological innovation to reclaim areas of Earth made uninhabitable by wars of the past, religious and ethical movements threaten to unleash more war. How many people are too many? What can aliens and alien technology do to nudge the balance between war and progress? Read Having Nice Things, a Next You novel, and find out.
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Sisterhood of the Suns: Pallas Athena
by Martin Schiller
This turned out to be quite the addictive novel and it is only book one of a series. Over the past week and a half I have built up my knowledge of the Sisterhood, a completely female society of humans formed as the result of a “Y” chromosomal plague, through the weaving of four separate but concurrent stories. On tale follows the exploits of a super agent with Psionic powers, another that of an orphaned girl who joins the marines to avenge the destruction of her birth colony, at the same time a ship commander who finds love after her life mate dies while continuing the search for her missing daughter and a forth story revolving around a religious sub-sect and their work to bring that male part of the species back.
Trust me, there is a lot of story there and I have not given any spoilers. Just hopefully wetted your appetite for more. The big box here is science fiction and there is very little if any hand waving involved. Sub-genres which are well addressed are military fiction, romance, space opera, alien encounters and dystopian society. All four of the main tales woven in this work are connected to the USSNS Pallas Athena, a huge naval vessel that projects sisterhood diplomacy into the colonial systems, and sometimes outside. Strap on your battle kit, check your Mark 7 blaster battery and make sure to have plenty of GSG-20 smart grenades for your adventure in this book.
Short version, I definitely recommend it. 5 out of 5 stars.
Nah, say it isn’t so. Fourteen days of potentially horrific, friend changing, fan winning (he says with a negotiators smile) blog entries that unveil facets of me that normally would see no light. I now have an insight into why authors take so long to finish their works. At least ones like me.
The synopsis, planning, writing, re-writing, proof-reading, fixing the oopsies, getting a cover made to fit the concept of the author’s work…I’m sure now that there is purpose beyond selection that delays these items. It is dread of the land of extroverts who fuel the promotion side of this activity. Now that I have been…assimilated by GMTA publishing I believe I will actually enjoy having someone else driving the promotion bus as that side was eating my soul when I was self-published.
Everyone really needs some form of creative art in their lives in order to help with emotional maintenance and discovering later in life that my form is writing has opened my world. When the pressures of tweeting, face-booking, advertising, blah-blah-blah hoot-suiting were preparing to behead my muse along came Kitty Bullard and GMTA. I am now looking forward to getting back to my art in a more determined fashion and helping the promo wagon along when needed rather than doing it all.
Destined for…Something has been my fifth entry into the Next You Universe and it is by no means my last. The sixth will be a four book mini-arc which I will release when all four are done, nothing left hanging. Any of you who have looked at my website will know I have a list of synopses there that keeps growing. As I finish more of the works I have to take time to go back and ret-con occasionally to make sure I’m staying straight. Even though I write them as being stand alones I still want you to read them all, I don’t have a favorite. So that is why things will start taking more time along with family -friend interactions, keeping my job as a chemist and escaping into the wilds whenever opportunity presents itself.
Yes I know it’s not my normal pace (eyebrows everywhere launch) having written five books in my first year but it will be my pace for now as I adjust to working with the excellent team at GMTA and As You Wish Tours. Thank you very much for reading my work.