You Can Now Pre-Order I, Darcy ebook

Happy Friday readers! I hope you’re doing well.

It’s been a few weeks since my last post. I’ve been busy conducting research for the next books I’ll write, in addition to editing and formatting two other books.  Also life’s been busy with work and my mother was hospitalized but is doing much better now.

Today I have some wonderful news. You can now pre-order your ebook copy of my upcoming novel I, Darcy! Since 2013 I’ve worked on this novel and it’s been a long journey that will come to end when both the ebook and print versions of the book are released on October 1st, 2017.

You can pre-order your copy at the Kindle Store and over at Smashwords. The ebook version of the novel costs $2.99, while the print version will be around $8.00.

A few months back I revealed I, Darcy’s cover and premise, but since it’s been a while here’s the cover and premise:

Genre: An alternative historical YA novel.

Teaser:

A sixteen-year-old eidolon girl’s charged in the death of her human bully. Her human step-father volunteers to represent her but they distrust each other. Can they reconcile in time to win the case?

Blurb:

“Society believes I’m disposable. To them I Darcy Mary Elizabeth Munroe am the monster that they’ve seen on TV shows, books, and films brought to life.”

Sixteen-year-old Darcy Munroe enjoys books, music, fashion, and other aspects of pop culture. Unlike most teens, she doesn’t have the privilege of living a normal life due to being born an eidolon. Darcy lives in a world that not only hates and fears her but is edging towards an apocalypse.

When her human bully dies in a school-related incident, Darcy’s charged with their death. With her fate lying in the hands of a human jury, things become more complicated when her human step-dad Eric volunteers to represent her. They don’t trust each other and often butt heads over the human/eidolon conflict. Can Darcy and Eric settle their differences in time?

Sounds awesome right? I’m looking forward to sharing this story with you and I hope you’ll enjoy it. I, Darcy will be out in print and ebook on October 1st.  You can purchase your copy at Amazon.com, Smashwords.com, and BarnesandNoble.com.

I’ll close out this post by thanking those who’ve purchased copies of my previous works including my mermaid fantasy novella Orniainthi. Your support means a lot to me.

I hope your weekend goes well and I send Galactus sized hugs to those you need it. Stayed tuned for more updates and posts! Have a wonderful day and weekend and to those who celebrate, Shabbat Shalom.

Official Cover Reveal: I, Darcy

After a lot of false starts, my first novel I, Darcy finally has an official cover. Here it is below:

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And here are the official teaser and blurb:

Teaser:

A sixteen year old eidolon girl’s charged in the death of her human bully. Her human step-father volunteers to represent her but they distrust each other. Can they reconcile in time to win the case?

Blurb:

“Society believes I’m disposable. To them I Darcy Mary Elizabeth Munroe am the monster that they’ve seen on TV shows, books, and films brought to life.”

Sixteen-year-old Darcy Munroe enjoys books, music, fashion, and other aspects of pop culture. Unlike most teens, she doesn’t have the privilege of living a normal life due to being born an eidolon. Darcy lives in a world that not only hates and fears her, but is edging towards an apocalypse.

When her human bully dies in a school-related incident, Darcy’s charged with their death. With her fate lying in the hands of a human jury, things become more complicated when her human step-dad Eric volunteers to represent her. They don’t trust each other and often butt heads over the human/eidolon conflict. Can Darcy and Eric settle their differences in time?

I’m still in the midst of the editing process, but I hope to have I, Darcy out by the end of this year or early next year.  So stay tuned and let me know your thoughts on the cover, teaser and blurb.

Book Review: Storykiller

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I was a Kickstarter backer (I didn’t get The Girl Who Be King) and received the limited edition illustrated hardcover book with was numbered and signed. I really loved all the illustrations especially those of which were scenes from the book. Very beautiful.

Storykiller is an excellent novel. The short description author Kelly Thompson gave for the book “It’s classic Fiction meets Buffy The Vampire Slayer for a new generation.” is absolutely correct. I also loved the tagline “Fight your fiction.” which has an important role in the story.

Tessa is a great character who continues to develop throughout the story. You can feel her struggle with the burden of being the Last of the Scions-those who have the power to kill stories.
The complex world of the novel is explained very well by the author. She also does an excellent job of giving readers her spin on classic story characters such as the Snow Queen and Robin Hood both in their description and character development. Also Micah and Brand were great characters and they had great moments humorous and serious.

There were a few scenes in the book which were unclear or irrelevant to what was going on. I also felt that the pace was a little too fast. We didn’t have time in a few instances to dwell on what was going on.

Overall the story was great and I am curious as to what lies in store for Tessa, Micah, Brand, and their allies, frenemies, and enemies alike.

 

Book Review: Schrödinger’s Gat

Author: Robert Kroese

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Premise: 

Paul Bayes has begun to feel like all of his actions are dictated by forces beyond his control. But when his suicide attempt is foiled by a mysterious young woman named Tali, Paul begins to wonder if the future is really as bleak as it seems. Tali possesses a strange power: the ability to predict tragedies and prevent them from happening. The possibility of breaking free from the grip of fate gives Paul hope. But when Tali disappears, Paul begins to realize that altering the future isn’t as easy as it seems: you can fight the future, but the future fights back.

This quantum physics noir thriller takes readers on an adventure from beginning to end. It all begins with a suicide attempt by the main character Paul Bayes. Just as he’s about to step out in front of the oncoming train, a female voice-belonging to a young lady named Tali-cries out to him and Paul’s life was never the same afterwards.  

Excitement, mystery, and action is what the story is about and there’s never a dull moment as Paul unwillingly becomes a scientific detective in order to solve the mystery of Tali’s disappearance. 

Each character is  well-developed, realistic, and relatable. Their interactions with each other are well written, witty, and intriguing.  A dark humor is found throughout the story and it plays out well with the themes in the book. 

The science in the story may at first appear to fly over readers heads who aren’t well acquainted the terms and theories. Kroese however, writes the science in a way that it is easy to understand and readers won’t be overwhelmed. 

Overall the story moves at a balanced pace and it will keep readers involved in the story and invested in the characters. This is an excellent book and I look for more works from Kroese in the future.