Bad Love Strikes by Kevin L. Schewe MD

An outstanding work of science fiction tantalisingly laced with fact.

This book is not only a wonderfully exciting science fiction story, it is an experience, which takes you back in time, with adventure, historically accurate facts, and probably most uniquely by the author suggesting sound tracks to listen to whilst reading it.

Set in 1974, it tells of the first adventure of the “Bad Love Gang,” a group of teenagers with the world at their feet, itching for adventure, and the author kindly invites you to join them for the duration of this story.

Back in October 1939, Albert Einstein had warned President Franklin D. Roosevelt, that Nazi Germany was trying to make an atomic bomb, and urged him to ensure that America made one first. Because of Einstein’s advice, but just in case this didn’t happen, the President decided to set in place a backup plan, and in 1942 he instructed Einstein to make a time machine, code named “White Hole Project.”

This project steeped in secrecy, is lost in time, lying quietly dormant, that is until one of the Bad Love Gangs summer jaunts leads them to discover it. The discovery and their resulting actions unleash a chain of events which changes them, and the lives of others in ways they could never have imagined…

The historical accuracy of this story makes it stand out above other science fiction stories, elevating it from great to outstanding in my opinion. The gang has a clear mission – to save the Jews and Gypsies at Chelmno extermination camp from the Holocaust. They use the machine to travel back thirty years to Chelmno in Poland, which was the first place that the Nazi’s gassed the Jews and Gypsies in their WWII genocide. In embracing the gang’s experiences, the reader, through the vividly descriptive writing of this talented author, is transported back through time, into WWII. As the story unravels and the tension mounts, our senses are aroused so much so that it is easy to imagine you are there, amongst the sights, sounds and horrors of this time. The question is, as the engines of the U.S. Air Force B-17 bomber, known as “The Phantom Fortress,” drone in your ears, as it flies its rescue mission over occupied territories, will you as a fly on the wall member of the gang succeed in your quest, and if you do, and you survive, will you all be able to return to 1974?

The Bad Love Gang is the author’s debut novel, it has an amazing storyline, which really draws the reader in, and listening to the sounds tracks suggested is something which I highly recommend. A real gem which stands out as a shining example of excellent storytelling.  I look really look forward to their next adventure.

About the Book:

In October 1939, Albert Einstein warns President Franklin D. Roosevelt that Nazi Germany is actively pursuing an atomic bomb and urges him to make sure that the United States develops the bomb first. Roosevelt heeds the warning and launches the “Manhattan Project” in June 1942. In October 1942, Roosevelt tells Einstein that prudence calls for the U.S. to have a back-up plan to the Manhattan Project in case Hitler gets the bomb first. Roosevelt commissions Einstein to secretly construct a usable time travel machine code-named the “White Hole Project.” In June 1974, an adventurous group of teenage friends, who call themselves the “Bad Love Gang,” discover a tunnel leading to the White Hole Project. They learn how to use the time machine and become the first known humans to travel back in time and return. Their mission is to save Jews and Gypsies from the Holocaust in November 1944 by using a U.S. Air Force B-17 bomber that was known as “The Phantom Fortress.” Adventurous and a very surprise ending!

Available from Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Bad-Love-Strikes-Kevin-Schewe/dp/1950895092/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=bad+love+strikes&qid=1571912057&sr=8-1

The Exigent Earth: Recently Placed On The Endangered Species List: Humans by Beverly Knauer and Murray Rosenthal

 

A fascinating and thought provoking passionately written science-fiction story.

This outstanding book sends out a powerful and very strong message to its readers. Woven into a fascinating science-fiction plot is the fact that we are stewards of the world, its fate, and ultimately our own is in the hands of everyone. Mother earth is a strong spirit with incredible ways of protecting herself. Everyone is accountable, and can make a difference. As it says in the book “People must understand that it isn’t up to someone else to save them. Their power is within and always has been.”

The story opens with Virginia Sutter a multilingual geologist and writer deciding to attend a conference in Zurich by Nickolai Sparsinsky a reclusive Russian scientist. Neither Virginia, nor Nickolai could have imagined that the decision would change both their lives forever!

Its love at first sight, and it isn’t long before Nicholai manages to escape Russia and relocate to America. It is in Montana that they meet a young 14 year old Indian girl called Olivia, who even so young possesses special healing powers. An instant friendship develops and Virginia invites Olivia to live with them on their ranch in the Pryor Mountains.

There Nickolai builds a laboratory set into the mountains. He is passionate about his research and the icing on the cake comes the day when Nickolai reveals proudly to his wife that there is in fact another secret lab. Taking her there he explains the full potential of his achievement in successfully turning on higher energy states at the cellular level. Although elated, both are very aware that his breakthrough can help mankind, but it also worryingly has the potential to be weaponised in the wrong hands.

Nickolai’s tragic death soon after his revelation sends government officials flocking to the ranch desperate to discover what the talented scientist has been working on, but the secret lab isn’t discovered. Unaware, the officials after ransacking the lab leave with plenty of paper, but the secret it safe.

Soon after, Virginia enters the secret lab alone and something happens. Then, it isn’t long before Virginia discovers that Nickolai will always be with her both in her dreams and also in the form of the baby growing inside her.

As soon as he is born Olivia calls him her ‘Child of Light.’ Zac is no ordinary baby, and afraid that his abilities will be noticed, the women do their best to protect him. However, not even Olivia can shield him from the cruel events of life, and it is a sad orphaned boy who finds himself travelling with Olivia to Vermont, to live with his uncle Brian.

As this amazing story progresses the bond between Brian, Olivia, and Zac grows. With Olivia’s spiritual guidance, and Brian’s enthusiasm and dedication Zac grows into an intelligent young man. Then, a meeting with his father’s oldest friend, opens doors for Zac into his father’s world. Finally understanding his research, an incredulous Zac, through it, and his mother’s guidance in visions, finally realises his role in life.

As natural disasters leave the planet desecrated and the death tolls rise, the government wants him discredited but the people love him. What will destiny hold for Zac, Olivia’s Child of Light, and the planet we all take for granted?

Murray Rosenthal one of the authors is a world-renowned, board-certified psychiatrist, researcher, and lecturer who thrives on adventure, and lives with his wife on Lake Tahoe. Whilst his multi-award-winning co-author Beverly Knauer is a retired chief of rehabilitation services, who now enjoys writing stimulating novels. Her two previous works are the visionary ‘The Line Between’ and ‘The Soul’s Hope.

This is an exciting story, passionately written. With space travel, biological weapons and incredibly thought-provoking content it really does makes compulsive reading – Highly recommended!


About the Author’s:

Dr. Murray Rosenthal

Dr. Murray Rosenthal is, first and foremost, a seeker of truth. He spent nearly thirty years as a clinical psychologist and researcher trying to understand  problems like the interphase of emotional states with physical illness, or management of chronic pain. He worked as psychiatric consultant to the Heart Transplant Team and Head Injury & Stroke Units at Sharp Memorial Hospital, and director of the Balance Program (an eating disorders unit) at Harbor View Medical Center in San Diego, California. In 2004, he earned the designation of Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, considered by his peers to be in the upper one percent of practicing psychiatrists.

In the early 1980s Dr. Rosenthal was host of, ‘Ask the Psychiatrist’, with co-host, Ken Kramer, in San Diego. For more than ten years, he was also a regular guest on local TV shows, “Inside San Diego” and “Sun Up San Diego.” 1995, he appeared as a guest expert on the Sally Jessie Raphael show.

Dr. Rosenthal has also lived a double life as a world adventurer. He backpacked across Asia, I hiked to Annapurna base camp from Pokhara, went to the Festival of the Tooth in the mountains of Sri Lanka, and visited ashrams in India. When he married his wife Janet, they spent their honeymoon in Tibet. In Africa, they walked with the Masai, hiked the jungles of Rwanda to see the silverback gorillas, had giraffes feeding at their window in Kenya, walked the Township district of Cape-town with a local healer, and spent time with the isolated and primitive Himba tribe. In the northern territories of Australia, they were serenaded by an Aboriginal didgeridoo player on a hillside as a thunder storm moved across the plain below. In a series of trips over more than three years, they sailed their 65 foot catamaran 2/3 around the world.

Dr. Rosenthal and his wife somehow found time among all this adventure to raise a son and a daughter. Their son, Jonathan, is a writer, producer, and actor. Their daughter, Julia, is head of research for the innovative online freelance labor broker TaskRabbit. He even achieved significant recognition in parenthood, being among the 36 fathers asked to write chapters for the book, If I Were Your Daddy, This is What You’d Learn. Predictably, Dr. Rosenthal’s chapter was about how a life lesson taught him by a philosopher he met in India gave him tools to raise his children and in therapy with his patients.

Today Dr. Rosenthal and Janet spend much of their time in Lake Tahoe, Nevada, and the remainder in ports of call such as Fiji.

 

Beverly Knauer

Multi-award-winning author, Beverly Knauer, is devoted to giving her readers fiction novels that stimulate out-of-the-box, thought-provoking content that expands the mind and imagination.

Through writing and teaching, she enjoys sharing her knowledge of esoteric wisdom as demonstrated in her two visionary novels, The Line Between and The Soul’s Hope. Her third novel, The Exigent Earth, with co-author Murray Rosenthal, is a novel that in many ways transcends traditional science fiction.

During her career as Chief of Rehabilitation Services for the County of San Diego, she administrated and managed a program that provides physical and occupational therapy services for children with physical disabilities.

After retiring from that position, her time was freed up to fulfill her passion for writing. She believes that fiction is a safe way to explore new ideas, as it allows readers to gently trespass into the experiences of others in order to test out the waters before adopting new concepts for themselves.

Since the first Earth Day, which began as a national teach-in years ago, Beverly has been an advocate for environmental protection awareness.

She makes her home in San Diego, California.

About the Book:

THE EXIGENT EARTH stands among the more important psychodramas of late – the story is beautifully crafted, the characters and situations are mesmerizing, and the kick-in-the-gut message is one the reader will not forget.”–Grady Harp, Top 50 Amazon Hall of Fame Reviewer 

Recently placed on the endangered species list: humans

Volcanoes are erupting. Wildfires are scourging entire towns. Earthquakes are toppling cities while tsunamis drown the land and its people. With a series of terrifying disasters, Earth seems to be on a crash course to destruction. But why? What’s causing it? Will civilization survive?

Zac Sparkman, the progeny of two genius scientist parents discovers he has a mysterious power that he struggles to keep hidden. Growing up in an unusual family with a Native American shaman and an unconventional uncle, Zac learns how science and esoteric wisdom combine into a world of knowledge completely new to him.

Over the years, Zac realizes his father had made a discovery that could change the world, and he endeavors to learn the secrets of his father’s hidden lab, his mind-blowing experiment, and his covert journal that the U.S. government would do anything to get its hands on. Is Zac the source of Earth’s problems, or is he only the messenger?

The Exigent Earth is a speculative fiction story for anyone who lives in this universe and is open to hearing its message.

One boy with an amazing gift…
A government that’s desperate for his secrets…
A world in dire straits…
A haunting message to solve…

Will humankind heed the warnings? Will you?

The Exigent Earth is available from:

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0997730358/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_bibl_vppi_i0

Barnes and Noble https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-exigent-earth-murray-rosenthal/1130284039?ean=9780997730357

 

Mythicals by Dennis Meredith

 

NEW RELEASE TODAY ON AMAZON – Mythicals  by Dennis Meredith

A real treat for lovers of fantasy and fairy tales.

Lovers of fantasy will be swept away by the story and characters in this amazing new book by Dennis Meredith, an author who has spent a lifetime working in science communication at some of the country’s leading research universities and has written many articles on science and engineering. Among his numerous achievements are a B.S. degree in chemistry from the University of Texas, and a M.S. in biochemistry and science writing from the University of Wisconsin.

He has brought together in this amazing story a cornucopia of mythical creatures and fairy-tale characters, fairies, pixies and angels, ogres, werewolves and many more. Each distinct species has its own unique characteristics, and what’s more the reader really begins to understand this as they take their place in the story.

However, one of the main characters is jobless would-be journalist Jack March, who true to journalistic form just cannot let go of the promise of a good story. You see Jack, arriving home in a drunken stupor is sure he saw a fairy in his bedroom.

Undaunted by the possibility that he was hallucinating, he is resolute in his pedantic determination to seek out the truth about the fairy’s existence at whatever cost. His stubbornness leads to him discovering that all is not what it first appears. There is a world he never would have believed could have existed within his own, and his life is turned upside down when it is revealed to him and he discovers that the people he sees every day, in all walks of life, could be the strange creatures of myths and legends who have been banished to his world and wear flesh-suits to look human. These creatures are transported through wormholes which are controlled by Wardens and work in both directions as Jack discovers when he is sent through one.

He is called upon to do his bit however, when a terrible plot is discovered to eradicate the species in order to save the planet, and Jack finds himself revealing the creatures’ real forms to an unsuspecting world, and taking part in a battle to save the planet.

Fast paced, exciting, this incredible story is sure to become a firm favourite with lovers of fantasy and fairy tales.

About the Author: 

Dennis Meredith has worked as a science communicator at some of the country’s leading research universities, including MIT, Caltech, Cornell, Duke and the University of Wisconsin. Over his career, he has written well over a thousand news releases and magazine articles on science and engineering. He is author of Explaining Research: How to Reach Key Audiences to Advance Your Work, as well as science thriller novels.

His work has taken him on adventures from Loch Ness in Scotland, on an expedition to search for the legendary monster, to the peak of Mauna Kea in Hawaii to dedicate a new telescope, to a rain forest research preserve in Costa Rica to catch and release bats for study.

He was a creator and developer of EurekAlert!, working with AAAS to establish this international research news service, which now links more than 12,000 journalists to news from 6,000 subscribing research institutions.

In 2007, he was elected as a AAAS Fellow “for exemplary leadership in university communications, and for important contributions to the theory and practice of research communication.” In 2012 he was named the year’s Honorary Member of Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Society.

He holds a B.S. degree in chemistry from the University of Texas (1968) and an M.S. in biochemistry and science writing from the University of Wisconsin (1970).

Besides his writing, he develops and conducts communication workshops for researchers seeking to enhance their communication skills, both professional and lay-level. He has developed workshops for researchers at universities, research foundations, and government agencies and laboratories.

Find out more at: www.DennisMeredith.com  

About the Book:

They’re real: fairies, pixies, werewolves, ogres! They’re aliens!
Drunken journalist Jack March can’t believe his bleary eyes when he stumbles onto a winged fairy! She vaults away into the night sky, and his unbelievable—and unbelieved—encounter leads to a stunning revelation that all the creatures of myth and legend are real!
Fairies, pixies, trolls, werewolves, ogres, vampires, angels, elves, bigfoot—all are alien exiles to the planet. For their crimes, these “mythicals” are serving out banishment disguised in flesh-suits enabling them to live among the planet’s natives.
Jack reveals their secret to the world, along with a horrendous discovery: they have decided that the native “terminal species” must be eradicated before it ruins its home planet’s ecology.
In this riveting scifi/fairy tale, Jack joins with sympathetic fairies, pixies, and ogres to attempt to save the planet from the mythicals, as well as the mysterious alien cabal known as the Pilgrims.

Mythicals is available from Amazon in Kindle format: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07H75YG5P/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_hsch_vapi_tkin_p1_i2

 

Mythicals by Dennis Meredith

 

Coming Soon on the 15th November – A real treat for lovers of fantasy and fairy tales.

Lovers of fantasy will be swept away by the story and characters in this amazing new book by Dennis Meredith, an author who has spent a lifetime working in science communication at some of the country’s leading research universities and has written many articles on science and engineering. Among his numerous achievements are a B.S. degree in chemistry from the University of Texas, and a M.S. in biochemistry and science writing from the University of Wisconsin.

He has brought together in this amazing story a cornucopia of mythical creatures and fairy-tale characters, fairies, pixies and angels, ogres, werewolves and many more. Each distinct species has its own unique characteristics, and what’s more the reader really begins to understand this as they take their place in the story.

However, one of the main characters is jobless would-be journalist Jack March, who true to journalistic form just cannot let go of the promise of a good story. You see Jack, arriving home in a drunken stupor is sure he saw a fairy in his bedroom.

Undaunted by the possibility that he was hallucinating, he is resolute in his pedantic determination to seek out the truth about the fairy’s existence at whatever cost. His stubbornness leads to him discovering that all is not what it first appears. There is a world he never would have believed could have existed within his own, and his life is turned upside down when it is revealed to him and he discovers that the people he sees every day, in all walks of life, could be the strange creatures of myths and legends who have been banished to his world and wear flesh-suits to look human. These creatures are transported through wormholes which are controlled by Wardens and work in both directions as Jack discovers when he is sent through one.

He is called upon to do his bit however, when a terrible plot is discovered to eradicate the species in order to save the planet, and Jack finds himself revealing the creatures’ real forms to an unsuspecting world, and taking part in a battle to save the planet.

Fast paced, exciting, this incredible story is sure to become a firm favourite with lovers of fantasy and fairy tales.

 

About the Author:

Dennis Meredith has worked as a science communicator at some of the country’s leading research universities, including MIT, Caltech, Cornell, Duke and the University of Wisconsin. Over his career, he has written well over a thousand news releases and magazine articles on science and engineering. He is author of Explaining Research: How to Reach Key Audiences to Advance Your Work, as well as science thriller novels.

His work has taken him on adventures from Loch Ness in Scotland, on an expedition to search for the legendary monster, to the peak of Mauna Kea in Hawaii to dedicate a new telescope, to a rain forest research preserve in Costa Rica to catch and release bats for study.

He was a creator and developer of EurekAlert!, working with AAAS to establish this international research news service, which now links more than 12,000 journalists to news from 6,000 subscribing research institutions.

In 2007, he was elected as a AAAS Fellow “for exemplary leadership in university communications, and for important contributions to the theory and practice of research communication.” In 2012 he was named the year’s Honorary Member of Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Society.

He holds a B.S. degree in chemistry from the University of Texas (1968) and an M.S. in biochemistry and science writing from the University of Wisconsin (1970).

Besides his writing, he develops and conducts communication workshops for researchers seeking to enhance their communication skills, both professional and lay-level. He has developed workshops for researchers at universities, research foundations, and government agencies and laboratories.

Find out more at: www.DennisMeredith.com

 

About the Book: 

They’re real: fairies, pixies, werewolves, ogres! They’re aliens!
Drunken journalist Jack March can’t believe his bleary eyes when he stumbles onto a winged fairy! She vaults away into the night sky, and his unbelievable—and unbelieved—encounter leads to a stunning revelation that all the creatures of myth and legend are real!
Fairies, pixies, trolls, werewolves, ogres, vampires, angels, elves, bigfoot—all are alien exiles to the planet. For their crimes, these “mythicals” are serving out banishment disguised in flesh-suits enabling them to live among the planet’s natives.
Jack reveals their secret to the world, along with a horrendous discovery: they have decided that the native “terminal species” must be eradicated before it ruins its home planet’s ecology.
In this riveting scifi/fairy tale, Jack joins with sympathetic fairies, pixies, and ogres to attempt to save the planet from the mythicals, as well as the mysterious alien cabal known as the Pilgrims.

Mythicals will be available on the 15th November from Amazon in Kindle format https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07H75YG5P/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_bibl_vppi_i3  

 

The Neuromorphs by Dennis Meredith

 

Spine-chilling science-fiction at its best!

Spine-chilling, is the phrase which comes to mind when describing this book. The author Dennis Meredith has spent a lifetime in the scientific and engineering world, working in science communication at some of the country’s leading research universities, including MIT, Caltech, Cornell, Duke and the University of Wisconsin. He has written numerous articles on science and engineering and he has a B.S. degree in chemistry from the University of Texas (1968) and an M.S. in biochemistry and science writing from the University of Wisconsin (1970), and has achieved so much more. I have to ask myself, with all his insider knowledge, could this story become a reality?

With the world of robotics expanding exponentially it is easy to envisage a world where every household has Helper androids, specially programmed to look after their owners every need, even to anticipate their wants before the desire leaves their lips. Of course in this scenario the androids are also automatically programmed the ‘Three Laws of Robotics’ created by the famous science-fiction writer Isaac Asimov, after all, it is a must for all robots, isn’t it?

In this story set in 2050, the Helper androids have become an integral part of human life, however, Russian mobster Mikhail Fyodorov owner of Phoenix investments has discovered a way to easily make millions, with a win, win scheme. Mikhail has joined with shady members of the robotics world to enable the robots programmes to be altered to enable them to think independently, and kill their owners, take their place and fortunes, to Mikhail’s benefit of course. A seemingly fool proof plan, however in their naivety the criminals haven’t considered the potential of the intelligence they have unleashed…

With a hive mind, no longer restricted, the neuromorphs devise a clever plan to take over the world, destroy its inhabitants, and everything on it, can anything stand in their way?

One thing the neuromorphic brains have not anticipated however is human nature, with a marriage hanging on by a thread, ex-SEAL Patrick Jensen and his tetchy wife’s senses are high, and after moving onto the neuromorphic hives exclusive housing at ‘The Haven,’ they soon realise that all is not as it should be with the other residents. As the robots plans proceed, and the stakes grow higher, who will become the rulers of the earth? Can the humans survive against all odds, or will the neuromorphs conquer them?

Action packed, very cleverly written and with plenty of twists and turns ‘The Neuromorphs’ is a story which will I am sure will be loved by all science-fiction fans.

 

About the Author:

Dennis Meredith has worked as a science communicator at some of the country’s leading research universities, including MIT, Caltech, Cornell, Duke and the University of Wisconsin. Over his career, he has written well over a thousand news releases and magazine articles on science and engineering. He is author of Explaining Research: How to Reach Key Audiences to Advance Your Work, as well as science thriller novels.

His work has taken him on adventures from Loch Ness in Scotland, on an expedition to search for the legendary monster, to the peak of Mauna Kea in Hawaii to dedicate a new telescope, to a rain forest research preserve in Costa Rica to catch and release bats for study.

He was a creator and developer of EurekAlert!, working with AAAS to establish this international research news service, which now links more than 12,000 journalists to news from 6,000 subscribing research institutions.

In 2007, he was elected as a AAAS Fellow “for exemplary leadership in university communications, and for important contributions to the theory and practice of research communication.” In 2012 he was named the year’s Honorary Member of Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Society.

He holds a B.S. degree in chemistry from the University of Texas (1968) and an M.S. in biochemistry and science writing from the University of Wisconsin (1970).

Besides his writing, he develops and conducts communication workshops for researchers seeking to enhance their communication skills, both professional and lay-level. He has developed workshops for researchers at universities, research foundations, and government agencies and laboratories.

Find out more at: www.DennisMeredith.com

 

About the Book:

The robots were good. The Russian thugs were evil. But then. . .

It’s 2050, and self-learning Helper androids have proven invaluable servants to humans, making their lives easier, even saving them.

But to their horror, retired SEAL Patrick Jensen and his wife Leah discover that rogue programmers and Russian mobsters are reprogramming the trusted robots to murder their wealthy owners. The crooks then skillfully disguise the lifelike robots as their dead masters, directing the robot mimics to plunder the victims’ estates of billions of dollars.

But neither the corrupt engineers nor the greedy thugs realize what catastrophe they have wrought in giving the robots autonomous abilities.

They have created a new race of networked, “hive-minded” sentient creatures driven by a relentless survival instinct: the Neuromorphs.

Patrick must enlist his SEAL team to marshal their combat skills and futuristic firepower to thwart the seemingly unstoppable evolution of a new dominant species on the planet.

Available from Amazon in Paperback https://www.amazon.com/Neuromorphs-Mr-Dennis-Meredith/dp/1939118247/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=

and Kindle format  https://www.amazon.com/Neuromorphs-Dennis-Meredith-ebook/dp/B07CF72CR3/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=

 

Odinsmal: Rise of Jotunheim by Sammy Zakaria

 

A wonderful adventure into Norse mythology.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This intriguing adventure takes the reader on an incredible journey into the realms of Norse mythology, one which will never be forgotten.

The story begins on the island of Algir Oya where a seventeen year old halfbreed Odin, is angry because his father Bor has refused to let him take part in an ambush against Jotun General Farbauti, and his men. Bitterly disappointed, Odin is left with strict instructions from his father to look after himself and his mother, and take care of a strange pendant which has been handed down through the generations.

That night, a bloody battle is fought between halfbreeds, the Jotun, and their terrifying wolf like beasts, the Berserkers. Defiantly disobeying orders, Odin leaves the others and witness a scenes which will be etched in his memory forever.

Fleeing for his life, the evil Berserkers follow him back to the retreat, and Odin, and his people, find themselves forced to leave their homeland and sail across the water to Midgard.

However, once there, as halfbreeds, they find themselves struggling against ingrained prejudice, and mistrust by the humans. Nevertheless it is eventually reluctantly agreed that they can stay, and they join forces against Loki the evil ruler of the Jotunheim, whose armies are enslaving humans, and forcing them to mine Blóstein (a precious metal), under terrible conditions.

The situation is so desperate that Odin and his new friends Thedrick, and the twins Ve and Vili, decide they must travel beyond Midgard in their search for allies in the battle against the Jotun… before it is too late!

Their quest finds them travelling cross unknown lands, where they discover the Giant, and a race of people who are keepers of a centuries old secret, and a legend which, if true, will change Odin’s destiny forever.

With Farbauti’s troops in hot pursuit, what does the future hold for Odin and his friends, and will Odin live to reap his revenge on the General?

And Loki, why does he want the Blóstein?

So many questions…

This exciting adventure takes the reader on an incredible journey through lands only written about in legend, inhabited by creatures whose names are only spoken in whispers. Odin’s bravery is legendary, but what will be his fate?

A real page turner, guaranteed to keep its reader on the edge of their seats until the very end.

The Author: Sammy Zakaria 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

About the Book: Forced to flee from his home on the island of Algir Oya, young Odin finds that the evil he’d barely escaped is already causing death and destruction on mainland Midgard. In a bid for survival, the humans of Midgard have united and taken up arms in a battle which Odin unwillingly must join against the forces of Jotunheim whose ruthless ruler, Loki, is enslaving humans to mine for the precious metal, Blóstein.

Befallen by a lack of strength and resources necessary to stand against Loki’s army of savage footmen and bloodthirsty wolflike berserkers, Odin must venture with his friends Thedrick, Vili, and Ve beyond the boundaries of Midgard in search of an ally to stand with them against the Jotun invasion.

Follow young Odin’s adventure across the realms of the fascinating ancient Norse world where his search for an ally leads him to frightening discoveries about the truth of a forgotten past.

 

Available from Amazon in Paperback https://www.amazon.com/Odinsmal-Rise-Jotunheim-Sammy-Zakaria/dp/9163930382/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1499075626&sr=8-1

and Kindle format  https://www.amazon.com/Odinsmal-Rise-Jotunheim-Sammy-Zakaria-ebook/dp/B06XYL8ZD3/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1499075626&sr=8-1

Kepler One: The Choosing by T. P. Keane

 

A fantastic new release science fiction story.

The earth as we know it is dead! In order to survive the resulting radiation, the survivors of the catastrophic disaster which destroyed it, live below ground in a five tiered bunker. The deeper below the surface you live the safer you are, the lucky ones are deep, but those on the fifth tier live in mortal danger. These people are the criminals, the bad ones, and those who just happened to have been born there, like Zoe Ruthland.

Then a lottery is held for cadets to crew Kepler One, the last hope for mankind. Kepler One is a spacecraft which will be launched to discover a new planet for the human race to inhabit. Once it has found one, its crew will establish a colony, and then come back for the rest of the survivors on earth.

Much to everyone’s chagrin, Zoe wins a place, and is the only tier five inhabitant to do so. This exciting science fiction story follows Zoe’s cadet training as she competes in physical, mental and academic challenges with the other cadets. There are more cadets than actual places so the competition is fierce, and this story tells not only Zoe’s struggle to win a place, but also her relationship with other trainees.

As a real fan of science fiction, and already having read T. P. Keane’s fantastic previous book, The Paladins of Naretia, I was really looking forward to reading this one, and I was not disappointed.

Kepler One takes its reader on an amazing science fiction adventure, which makes compelling reading especially when you discover that there is a hidden agenda…

 

About the Book: 

The radiation on Earth is killing everyone Zoe Ruthland cares about. After winning the Lottery, she is the only tier five citizen given a chance to start over on a new planet. Seen as unworthy, a criminal, many want her to fail. Zoe must survive training, and the other cadets, to secure her place on the Kepler One spacecraft. But something sinister lurks behind the Government’s plans to save humankind and Zoe has no idea that she is an integral part of it; that she is chosen for another reason.

The Author: T.P. Keane

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The Happy Chip by Dennis Meredith

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Science fiction at its very best!

Family man and struggling science writer Brad Davis cannot believe his luck. All his problems are solved when he manages to clinch a $400,000 contract to co-write the biography of Marty Fallon the billionaire owner of a leading tech company, NeoHappy Inc. The Happy Chip is THE new piece of nanotechnology to have. It is a fantastic invention which can monitor the body’s responses and enhance the person’s life in every way.

With his new chip installed courtesy of his new employers, Brad can explore the whole new world the Happy Chip opens to him, and soon to his joy, his wife Annie overcomes her reservations and has one too. Together they realise just what amazing things can be achieved with this wonderful new piece of technology. Life is looking up, how could it get any better? No financial worries, and a higher standard of living for them all.

Brad is in his element, enjoying his work with the open and friendly Marty Fallon on his biography. However, when he is writing about the company, the access he is allowed has restrictions. With his journalists curiosity aroused Brad finds himself wondering why? What are they doing, and why is his access denied, after all he has signed a non-disclosure agreement.

It is like a red rag to a bull and he is unable to let the matter go, after all there appears to be separate group of scientists employed at the company who are working on chips with life enhancements which are very different to his, what will be the effects of these chips on the recipients, and what is their agenda?

Sometimes you just have to do what is right, whatever the risk. It is this philosophy that takes Brad, and his wife on a dangerous mission from Boston to Beijing, to discover the truth. Danger lurks at every corner, big brother is a terrifyingly real threat, and the safety of all he hold dear, and indeed the whole world is in jeopardy. He has to know what is going on, and what will be the consequences for all of mankind if these scientists succeed in their work?

This fast paced exciting science fiction thriller takes its reader through its pages on a fantastic rollercoaster ride, on an adventure where murder, intrigue, mystery, secrets, and lies all wait to enthral. It is a book you will quite simply not want to put down.

About the Author: 

Dennis Meredith has worked as a science communicator at some of the country’s leading research universities, including MIT, Caltech, Cornell, Duke and the University of Wisconsin. Over his career, he has written well over a thousand news releases and magazine articles on science and engineering. He is author of Explaining Research: How to Reach Key Audiences to Advance Your Work, as well as science thriller novels.

His work has taken him on adventures from Loch Ness in Scotland, on an expedition to search for the legendary monster, to the peak of Mauna Kea in Hawaii to dedicate a new telescope, to a rain forest research preserve in Costa Rica to catch and release bats for study.

He was a creator and developer of EurekAlert!, working with AAAS to establish this international research news service, which now links more than 12,000 journalists to news from 6,000 subscribing research institutions.

In 2007, he was elected as a AAAS Fellow “for exemplary leadership in university communications, and for important contributions to the theory and practice of research communication.” In 2012 he was named the year’s Honorary Member of Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Society.

He holds a B.S. degree in chemistry from the University of Texas (1968) and an M.S. in biochemistry and science writing from the University of Wisconsin (1970).

Besides his writing, he develops and conducts communication workshops for researchers seeking to enhance their communication skills, both professional and lay-level. He has developed workshops for researchers at universities, research foundations, and government agencies and laboratories.

Find out more at: www.DennisMeredith.com 

 

About the Book:

You feel ecstatic! Until you kill yourself.

The Happy Chip is the latest nanoengineering wonder from the high-flying tech company, NeoHappy, Inc.

Hundreds of millions of people have had the revolutionary nanochip injected into their bodies, to monitor their hormonal happiness and guide them to life choices, from foods to sex partners. Given the nanochip’s stunning success, struggling science writer Brad Davis is thrilled when he is hired to co-author the biography of its inventor, billionaire tech genius Marty Fallon.

That is, until Davis learns that rogue company scientists are secretly testing horrifying new control chips with “side effects”—suicidal depression, uncontrollable lust, murderous rage, remote-controlled death, and ultimately, global subjugation.

His discovery threatens not only his life, but that of his wife Annie and their children. Only with the help of Russian master hacker Gregor Kalinsky and his gang can they hope to survive the perilous adventure that takes them from Boston to Beijing.

An edge-of your-seat thriller, The Happy Chip spins a cautionary tale of unchecked nanotechnology spawning insidious devices that could enslave us. It dramatically portrays how we must control our “nanofuture” before it’s too late.

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The Time Traveler’s Son (Book 7) by Joe Corso

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This book starts another chapter in the exciting Time Traveler series. It is spring in the 12th century and we find Lucky’s young 6 year old son Robert in the castle gardens, waiting for the chance to enjoy special time with his father. The bond between father and son is very close, and it is closer still when Robert reveal to his father that he can see sparkles, and Lucky realises that his son has inherited his father’s gift for seeing portals into other times in history.

Lucky recognises that it is important that Robert learns to respect the portals in due time, when he is old enough, however, for now, he needs to understand the danger they can put him in. Obediently Robert listens to his father’s words, and agrees never to go through one, until his father decides the time is right and takes him.

A year later, with the agreement of his wife, the Princess Krystina, Lucky is just about to take Robert on his first trip through the portal when there is an emergency at the palace, the King is ill. Lucky decides he has no choice but to take the King with them to the 21st century and seeking emergency help.

Well of course, young Robert is amazed at the 21st century the televisions, light, iphones, electricity and even has a ride in a car, everything is so magical to him. However soon the adventure takes a dark twist as Micky and Robert are kidnapped, by three men, trying to locate Lucky.

In fear of their lives, and needing to escape, Robert disobeys his father and takes Micky through a portal, and thus begins an amazing adventure. It leads them to the spot where the famous aviator brothers Wilber, and Orville Wright are trying out their flying machine, and Lucky catches up with them there.

Deciding not to go back through the same portal the trio start an amazing journey,  leapfrogging through time and across continents, meeting famous people through history, like Alexander Dumas, and Queen Elizabeth I, and actually witnessing first hand world changing events like the eruption of Mount Vesuvius.

A thrilling adventure for a young boy, certainly, however, sometimes he finds himself alone, facing real dangers, having to use his wits to survive, and needing his mother, as any young boy would.

I love the ‘Time Traveler’ series of stories, however, this book can stand alone. The bond between father and son is wonderful, and the clever links between time, events and historical figures make it not only an enjoyable book to read, but also very interesting.

71sMRmOQstL__UX250_About the Author: I Grew up in Queens, New York. I’m a Korea Veteran. I Retired from the FDNY and I started writing late in life hoping to help my grandchildren pay for their college education. I found to my surprise that I could tell a good story which resulted in my writing 30 books, garnering 27 awards and making me a 4 time top 100 best selling author and a 3 time top 5 best selling author. Go figure… If I would have known I could tell a good story. I would have started writing a half century ago.

 

 

About the Book: When king Robert of England falls deathly ill, it’s up to Lucky Campo to step in and same the day for all time’s sake. The problem is that the 12th century isn’t known for its cutting-edge medics, so Lucky is faced with the realization that he has no other option but to take Robert back to the 21st century hoping and praying that the doctors at the COMPOUND can save the ailing monarch. Meanwhile the other Robert, Lucky’s son, has inherited his father’s ability and can now see the shimmering gateways that crisscross the time stream, allowing him to travel through various points in time and space. When his son’t abilities become known to him, Lucky fears that Robert in his youthful ignorance may not fully understand he faces when entering a portal. Thus, out of necessity, a partnership is formed between father and son, one teaching, the other learning. But When Robert and Mickey are kidnapped, the young boy is forced to put everything his father taught him to the test without adult supervision. He and Mickey escape their kidnappers through a gateway, which plunges them into places no six-year old boy should ever have to go. Lucky desperately searches the time stream for his son and best friend. Will he find them in time? Or is time simply not on his side? Find out in this thrilling new roller coaster time travel adventure!

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The Mind Traveller by James McKenna

 

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This fast paced fantasy story opens with Rosie, hunting in her Uncle Hugo’s cellar at Haston Manor. It’s creepy down there, but she is on a mission, she’s searching for a family heirloom, a locket handed down through her mother’s line. Why? Because her mother told her in a letter given to her by Uncle Hugo on her 14th birthday, that the locket holds special powers, and she should ‘accept her fate,’ but what does that mean?
Rosie is soon to discover that her destiny lies before her, and that the locket is not the only legacy which is handed down from mother to daughter. Her uncle often fondly tells her that her mother used to see goblins and demons hiding in the grounds, strange creatures, just like she has started seeing. However, it is not until she loses a very special bracelet that her search to find it takes her through a magical portal into another place, Mind Space, and she realises that the creatures really do exist…
Mind Space is a mysterious realm which is inhabited by strange and mythical creatures. She and three friends, (who are transported with her by accident) find themselves trapped there until they can complete their quest. It is a land in torment, torn apart by the fierce angel wars between the Knights of Lousã and the Dark Angel and his demons.
This exciting adventure follows the brave friends’ quest through this strange land, where they find themselves fighting against evil side by side with strange creatures and a fire breathing dragon.
Who will win the angel wars?
Will Rosie find her bracelet, and if she does, how do they return to their time?
The answers all lie within the pages of this fantastic fantasy story which will enthral young adults of both sexes. However, not only is this an exciting story, but it also demonstrates the incredible powers of true friendship and loyalty, and the comradeship which can be shared.
I thoroughly enjoyed this thrilling story and look forward to reading its sequel.

 

713tsmd931l-_sy200_About the Author: I was born while enemy aircraft bombed London, spent some of my childhood amidst the wretchedness of post-war Austria, then with siblings and mother, followed my military father across the world. At the age of 15 I joined the British Army and attended the apprenticeship college at Harrogate, then the Royal School of Military Engineering. At 17 I passed selection for the Paras serving in the Gulf and Europe. Afterwards, running my own electronic and physical protection company came easily and gave insider knowledge for my crime thrillers The Unseen, The Uncounted and The Unwanted. Now a father and grandfather, in parallel to these crime thrillers, I have ventured into the action/fantasy world of the young reader aged 12+16. The Mind Traveller is the first of a series where Rosie adventures deep into the unchartered universe of Mind Space. The Witch’s Shadow second in the series will be published on the 5th of June. As a fulltime writer I live between the UK, Portugal and Ireland.

 

About the Book: When Rosie inherits a Mind Traveller’s locket from her mother she is transported to Mind Space and thrown into the angel wars. With help from Elissa of the Special Angel Services, the SAS and three village boys who have been accidently transported with her, she joins with the Knights of Lousã in battle against Hisdrillo the Dark Angel and his Grolack tree monsters. Rosie is warned that if the sand in her locket runs out, she and her pals will be trapped forever in Mind Space. When Grolacks invade the castle, Rosie and friends are sent to wake the feared Dragon Queen and ask for her help. Together they fight the Grolacks but her friends are captured and the dragon killed. With sand in the timer nearly gone all seems lost, except Rosie’s will and determination.. Mind Space is where you are encapsulated when time future rolls into time past. A place somewhere in the infinite centre of time change, a place that must exist yet cannot exist.

 

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