Monday, October 31, 2011

November is the month for the National Novel Writing Month Compition


Hello everyone.

Starting tomorrow, 11/1/11, I have decided to participate in the NaNoWriMo competition. It is a competition to write a full novel in thirty days. Wish me well. Below is a synopsis and excerpt from the forthcoming novel. enjoy!



3732 A.D.


The maiden flight of Earth’s new FTL drive battleship Expedition discovers the abandon Spanner Generation ship Lazarus. On board they find three life forms – two human, one alien. They also uncover a message left by the Admiral in charge of the mission that leads them to believe there is a colony of humans that need to be rescued.

They radio their findings back to earth and head for home. Their trip home is fraught by a battle to destroy the hostile life form let loose on the ship causing deaths onboard. When they make it to earth’s solar system the battle escalates to fevered proportions. Unwittingly they have uncovered a century old secrete that many want kept that way.

In 2300 A.D. Earth launched five generation ships on a mission to save humanity. They’re tasked with journeying to humanities new home world – Zephyr. But it was all an elaborate lie. After the ships have left the solar system, someone worked really hard to make sure the crew and the mission were completely removed from human history and memory. They were successful for a century, but now Humanity wants to know what happened to its brethren.


The knowledge that Zephyrusians are descended from Earthlings is a long forgotten memory. The four Spanner Generation ships that made it through three hundred years of space travel, and landed on the planet, are nothing more than what they were built to be; City States. After fifteen hundred years inhabiting this new world information has been lost and forgotten. Extremely advance equipment broke down over time and became disused, ultimately forgotten or re-purposed. But deep in the bowels of these city ships – Iviron, Vatopedi, Hilander, Lavra – something long forgotten stirs. It has been awakened by humanities greatest enemy and long thought dead – Fallon – and now it wants to go home.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

The Back Passage (Mitch Mitchell Mystery, #1)The Back Passage by James Lear
My rating: 1 of 5 stars

I felt extremely insulted by this book. The main protagonist, Mitch, spends the entire book obtaining clues to solve the mystery by jumping into bed with any guy who will lay down with him. That's not to say a bed was necessary. I found nothing about this book redeeming. Had I not been fooled into believing that this was a fun read, and a great novel, I would have never purchased the book. I love a good mystery, and, though I prefer not to read erotica. I am not opposed to it popping up in the book I’m reading if it is done well and fits within the storyline by moving the story forward. This book did none of those things. The mystery itself is so weak to be nearly missed because so much sex is going on. I've read reviews of this book comparing it to movies like Gosford Park and books by authors like Agatha Christie. How insulting!! I just rolled my eyes and said Oh Please!!! Take it from me, if you are looking for a good mystery you’ll do yourself a big favor by giving this book a wide berth.

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Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Crime SceneCrime Scene by Rick R. Reed
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

An amazing, heartfelt look at one woman's need to offer herself a reason for the horror she feels looking at a crime scene photo. This is a riviting short story. It will be very hard to stop reading until the end; this story is so well crafted, even than you will want more. I will be reading more of Rick Reed's writings for that reason alone.

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