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@MarcADiGiacomo on Why He Wrote IN A SMALL TOWN #AmReading #Thriller #BookClub

What inspired me to write In A Small Town?
I always believed I had a book somewhere within my warped brain. Its one thing to have that feeling about yourself but to actually write that book is a story within itself. How do you motivate one’s self to follow through on a conceptualized idea? For me, I have three small children. Only my oldest will remember the late night/early morning calls from the police department notifying me of the latest crime to occur within our boundaries. He would watch his father leave with bright, wide opened eyes fully believing I would return as soon as I could. Truth be told; it was very difficult to leave him, but I had a job to do, a responsibility to others I was sworn to uphold.
When I retired from the police department after a string of back injuries and surgery, I needed to set a new course for myself. My back injury makes it difficult for me sometimes but it was just another challenge I needed to overcome. What started off as a memoir of a small town cop’s career quickly grew legs and became an organized crime thriller. I had a very unique police career working for such a small town; I wanted to emphasize to others even though I worked for a small town, big crime still happens and needs to be solved.
The encouragement I received from my oldest son was all I needed. His face upon seeing In A Small Town, was a priceless memory I will never forget. He’s only eleven, and will not be reading any of my books for quite some time, but his praise and reassurances have motivated me to write more. So, I write for my kids, and one day, when they read my books, they will know a little piece of their father is alive and well within those pages.

The shotgun blast catches Detective Matthew Longo by surprise. His world unravels into a nightmare that seemingly won’t end. Murder, rapes, pedophiles, the small town of Hutchville, N.Y. is changing. It is up to him to make a difference.
While partner Donny Mello is in Italy attending a funeral for a family member who is connected, to say the least, a beautiful F.B.I. agent waits to question him about his family business. Can Matt keep from answering the Agent’s questions? More importantly, can he hide a potentially career-ending secret from his community, his brother, and most especially Agent Cynthia Shyler?
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Genre – Thriller
Rating – R
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@ClarissaClemens Opens Up About How the Poems Came to Be #AmReading #Erotic #Poetry


Excerpts from: The Poetic Art of Seduction – The Erotic Poetry Collection
With Commentary on How the Poems Came to Be 
(Warning: 18 and Older Only Please – Sexual Content, No Profanity)ß

Feminine Skin

Your feminine skin
Makes me want to reach within
The softness invites
Sensuous nibbles and bites
As your breath exhales
I strive for your moans and wails
The part of you I find
So deep so tight so divine
Is yearning for my touch
Looking into your eyes as you blush
My fingers tease and tantalize
Traveling softly slowly up your thighs
Quivering ripples collide between us
Charging electric surges of lust
Finding my way drawn by your heat
In search of your nectar so sticky and sweet
Your body arches as it yearns and burns
My mouth explores you as I watch you churn
The anticipation builds as I find your spot
Tip of tongue flickering hot
Sparks of desire ignite your fire
Shuttering waves taking you higher
To that plain of pleasure
Watching you in beauty and splendor
Pulling you open I pulse and probe
As my excitement builds I completely disrobe
Feeling you grab me the intensity builds
Tensing your muscles with me you’re filled
Spreading you open soaking up the view
The final plunge sends me deep inside of you
Rising and falling exhilaration takes over
Our bodies entwined ultimate lover
Massive magnitude melds our mounds of flesh
Shockwaves shaking pleasured fresh
***
I had been sharing all of my poetry with my best friend and confidant, Wendy, from the very beginning. Whenever we would do a girl’s night out she would ask for me to pull out my latest creations which would definitely spark up the evening’s mood. Her husband was a big advocate of our getting together and when she would go out with me, he knew when she came home, she would always be in the mood for love.
Wendy asked how I came up with the topics for my poems. I told her that the ideas usually were born out of my obsessions and fantasies. She mulled that over for a bit and asked if it would be okay if she gave me a suggestion for a poem. To this day I wonder if maybe she was trying to tell me something between the lines. The topic she offered was for me to write a poem from the perspective of a woman who is in lust with another woman. In other words write a poem from a lesbian point of view.
I took the challenge and began writing the poem you see in the beginning of this post. I placed myself in the position of drinking in the beauty of the female form and allowed myself to describe what those lust-filled feelings would be.  I titled the poem, Feminine Skin, and presented the poem to her for her evaluation. She loved it! I hope you also find much pleasure from reading it and will take the plunge to read more of my erotic poetry.
Thanks so much for reading this post! I’m thrilled and honored to be participating in this Book Blog Tour for my book, The Poetic Art of Seduction – The Erotic Poetry Collection.
Seductively yours,
Clarissa O. Clemens

A collection of all 3 volumes of Clarissa O. Clemens’ erotic poetry book series, The Poetic Art of Seduction, under 1 cover! 

An erotic gift of lyrical rhyme to keep on every bedroom nightstand for play. Kinky yet classy erotic poetry painting sexy pictures and scenes with seductive words to read to each other and get the mood soaked in seduction. 

What critics have said about Clarissa’s poetry: 

“…A delicious dance with words…” 
“Impossible not to be aroused…” 
“…mouth-watering feast of erotic rhyme…” 
“…her words ebb and flow with a superb sensuousness.” 
“5 Stars is just not enough for this exquisite work of erotic art” 

78 Passionate poems of seduction are waiting for you to be devoured with lust and desire. 

41Beautifully sensuous photographs have been included to heighten your visual experience with Ms. Clemens poetry. 

A must-have for every couple looking for new ways to add the spark back into their flame.
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Genre - Erotic Poetry
Rating – R
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SO GO ON & LIVE by Erick Galindo by @ErickGEEE #AmReading #Literary #Fiction

I never really understood how bad it was between Lucy and her mother until the incident. When Lucy was a sophomore in college, a male friend of hers physically assaulted her. It wasn’t sexual, at least not overtly. Apparently they were arguing and Lucy must have pushed one too many buttons because this asshole attacked her in the school library. I didn’t know him very well but in my brief encounters with the guy it was obvious to me that he was an insipid narcissist whose boyish good looks helped pass off his brashness as charm. He was stupid enough to attack her in public and thankfully was spotted and arrested before he could do too much harm to my Lucy.
I was working for some Fortune 500 company at the time. When I got the call from Lucy, I explained to my boss why I had to go in the middle of one of our meetings.  My boss told me to go but that it would count against my record. I was still in the evaluation period before they could accept me as full time. I told her that would be okay because the job was terribly fucking boring and I was really hoping to get fired. She fired me about a month later.
When I got to Lucy, she was a mess. I was angry and wanted to kill the motherfucker who had accosted her. I was an idiot, but not for very long. She was wearing a face I hadn’t really seen before. She was ashamed, frazzled and terrified. I adjusted my attitude and focused on her.
“Are you okay?” I tried holding her.
“My mother.”
“Your mother?”
“What am I going to tell my mother?”
Lucy had to file an official report and the school notified her parents. I followed her home and we sat in my car for a few hours outside of her parent’s house. She didn’t want to go in and face whatever punishment her mother had planned. I had already witnessed Lucy wither away as her mother’s muffled voice came out of Lucy’s iPhone receiver. Despite all the bullshit arguments and fucking insanity that we ever went through, that was one of the only moments I ever felt removed from Lucy. That wasn’t the only time her mother created a divide between us. Even after Lucy cut off all communication with the bitch, her mother’s indelible mark would fuck us both over.
sogoonandlive

A winner of the Hollywood Book Festival, So Go On and Live poignantly and bitingly captures the angst and restlessness of modern American youth. Pedro "Pete" Salcedo, a young but worn down journalist, is on a figurative and metaphorical journey through the absurdity of life, America and beautiful women. 

After accepting a prestigious job in Washington, D.C. and subsequently losing the love of his life, Pedro loses himself, first to his work, then to the road and eventually to the apathy, alcohol and cynicism that permeates through youth culture. Pedro struggles, like many of his generation, to get his life in order and hang on to love, sanity and pathos in this modern world, where women, relationships and sexuality are constantly evolving. 

So Go On and Live is a wild and emotional expedition into the existential and farcical perspective of a drunken, Mexican-Irish, would-be poet offering a new breed of optimism that comes with a nihilistic twist.

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Genre - Literary Fiction
Rating – PG-13
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@ScottMoonWriter Dissects the #BestSeller Status for #eBooks - #WriteTip #SelfPub

During the last two years I have read countless books, blogs, Facebook posts, and tweets on the the topic of book marketing. One of the strangest revelations was that being a bestseller is not clearly defined. Growing up with dreams of writing success, I’d always assumed there was one list. Everyone knows about the New York Times Bestseller list. Clearly, if you are on this one, you can justifiably use the distinction in your promotional efforts. Amazon ranks books by sales (total sales and category sales rank) and popularity. (1) (2) Amazon also uses other criteria such as “movers and shakers.” This last metric is based on a spike in sales during a specific time frame.
I was unable to find exactly what makes a New York Times bestseller with mere Google research, though it seems it is not as straight forward as I had assumed. (3) As an independent author, it appears I could set my own criteria for calling my novels bestsellers, but would this be honest, or just a promotional scheme. More importantly, could there be negative repercussions?
The reason I ask this question, is that I see a lot of “bestsellers” I have never heard of and thus rarely consider reading, unless the book description and reviews catch my interest.
This blog post is less to express my thoughts or conclusions on the subject, and more to start a discussion. Should there be a strict criteria for claiming bestseller status? Do readers resent overblown claims of a book’s popularity? And does labeling a book in this manner increase sales?
A related concern is unknown books with extraordinarily high numbers of reviews. I read a book review that brought this up, and the author of the review wondered how the book achieved nine-hundred five star reviews. After reading the book description and a dozen other reviews, I shied away from making a purchase and chose to add it to my wish list instead–with plans to read the sample provided by Amazon before spending time and money on the title.
I had serious reservations about posting this blog, because I don’t want to disparage authors and their promotional efforts. However, both indie and traditionally published authors are serious about the craft of writing and the industry. No one invests hundreds or thousands of hours in a project without self-sacrifice and courage. Like all artists, they take their vocation seriously and would like others to do the same.
I admire all writers, no matter where they are in their journey. I also realize there are a lot of books promising to make people rich quickly in the self-publishing arena. Have you ever bought a “book” only to find it was eight pages long? I have, and I wasn’t happy. Eight pages isn’t a book. It’s not even a pamphlet. People who try this stunt should not call themselves authors.
Most books on book marketing start with the admonition to write the best book possible. No one argues with this advice. For long term success, this is infinitely more valuable than slapping a bestseller label on the cover.

2) Amazon: What Does the Amazon Sales Rank Mean and is It Significant? http://ezinearticles.com/?Amazon:-What-Does-the-Amazon-Sales-Rank-Mean-and-is-It-Significant?&id=166716

Lost Hero

Changed by captivity and torture, hunted by the Reapers of Hellsbreach and wanted by Earth Fleet, Kin Roland hides on a lost planet near an unstable wormhole.

When a distant space battle propels a ravaged Earth Fleet Armada through the same wormhole, a Reaper follows, hunting for the man who burned his home world. Kin fights to save a mysterious native of Crashdown from the Reaper and learns there are worse things in the galaxy than the nightmare hunting him. The end is coming and he is about to pay for a sin that will change the galaxy forever. 

Books

Enemy of Man: Book One in the Chronicles of Kin Roland was written for fans of military science fiction and science fiction adventure. Readers who enjoyed Starship Troopers or Space Marines will appreciate this genre variation. Powered armor only gets a soldier so far. Battlefield experience, guts, and loyal friends make Armageddon fun. 

Movies

If you love movies like Aliens, Predator, The Chronicles of Riddick, or Serenity, then you might find the heroes and creatures in Enemy of Man dangerous, determined, and ready to risk it all. It’s all about action and suspense, with a dash of romance—or perhaps flash romance. 

From the Author

Thanks for your interest in my novel, Enemy of Man. I hope you chose to read the book and enjoy every page. 

If you have already read Enemy of Man, how was it? Reviews are appreciated! 

Have a great day and be safe.
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Genre – Science Fiction
Rating – R
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How the #English Establishment Framed Stephen Ward by @StephenWardBook #AmReading

FBI director, J.Edgar Hoover, was convinced that British society was riddled with whores, pimps, sex maniacs and Soviet agents. His conviction was given a boost on Sunday, 16th June, when an article by British solicitor, Michael Eddowes, appeared in the Journal-American. In it Eddowes told of his meeting with Yevgeny Ivanov during the Cuban missile crisis. Eddowes described Ivanov as highly aggressive and full of blustering threats to wipe out England and to drop an atomic bomb in the sea 60 miles off New York. According to Eddowes, Hoover immediately ‘instructed’ him to make further enquiries into the security aspects and report back to him.

Washington was now buzzing with as many rumours as had swept London during the height of the scandal, so what happened next was not entirely a surprise. The White House became involved. The most likely explanation for President Kennedy’s sudden interest in the affair is that his brother, Attorney-General Robert Kennedy, told him of the long report from Hoover.

There were then both political and personal reasons for the President’s interest. One was that the scandal could provide Kennedy’s opponents in Congress with ammunition to attack his plans for a multi-nation NATO nuclear force. If Britain was so leaky, why should the US share it’s defence secrets? Another was a call in the Washington News for Kennedy to cancel his scheduled visit to London because it would provide moral support for the foundering Government of Harold Macmillan. ‘We can think of no better time for an American President to stay as far as possible away from England.’

And a third reason, a personal one, was that given Hoover’s animosity for the Kennedy family, the President became concerned that Hoover would somehow use the scandal against him….The only feasible reason for this widespread fascination is that all these people feared that the President of the United States was about to be dragged into the scandal, not on a political level, but on a sexual one…..The reason was that Robert Kennedy was worried that Christine or Mandy, or even both girls, might have slept with the President during their recent visit to the United States and he needed to know for certain so that he could protect the President from the scandal that would follow if the girls blabbed. It would have been simpler for Robert Kennedy to ask his brother if he had slept with either of the girls. But, as we now know, John F. Kennedy’s sexual appetite was so prodigious and so indiscriminate that he would not have been able to remember.

How The English Establishment Framed
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Genre – Politics, Espionage, Scandal
Rating – PG-16
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@RobertBreeze on Characters Who Always Come First #AmReading #Politics #GoodReads

What’s your weakest character trait?
Obsessive about planning.
Why do you write?
Sounds vomit inducing but it’s just become my main passion.
Have you always enjoyed writing?
Not really. At university I noticed I had a bit of a talent for piecing essays together. Then thought it’d be fun to do that but with my own creations and characters I love. 
What writing are you most proud of?
I guess publicly I have to say The Chronicles Of Hope series (www.thechroniclesofhope.com) which I’m writing now. Secretly it’s probably a little known offensive book I’ve written that’s like an offensive critique on modern society. 
What book should everybody read at least once?
The Bible. It’s a great science fiction novel but the more we evolve as a species and the more it’s read, the more people will become conscious of the fact that it’s nonsense and that the main charac­ter is a jealous, vindictive, misogynistic, homophobic, racist, genocidal bully.
Is there any books you really don’t enjoy?
Erotic fiction.
How did you develop your writing?
The characters always come first. From there I fit them into a situation/story. I think the writing naturally gets better as you progress, so the key developing factor is time and patience.
What is hardest – getting published, writing or marketing?
Now self publishing is a very feasible option I’d say the writing.
What marketing works for you?
Online. Interacting on forums, blogging, social media.
Do you plan to publish more books?
Yes, The Chronicles Of Hope series is likely to consist of 5 books, spanning the years 2082 – 2086.
What else do you do to make money, other than write? It is rare today for writers to be full time
I work full time in local government so have to write around that (sometimes I can’t resist and cheekily fit some in at work)


Frank Noon divides opinion. Whilst some say he’s a philosophical genius, some say he’s a fanciful dreamer who deliberately courts controversy with his anti-establishment views about the failings of modern society.
Seemingly nearing the end of his life in politics, he reluctantly fronts an experimental inter-galactic government project late in the 21st century aimed at making life on an overpopulated Earth more sustainable. As he battles to gain control of a relative asylum, consisting of a cross section of the populous as much at odds with themselves as the situation, he unwittingly embarks on a life-changing journey of self discovery.
As they learn more about the project and its intentions how far-reaching might the consequences be for the future of humanity?
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Genre - Political Fiction
Rating – PG
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Donald J. Amodeo on His Book's Greatest Triumph @DonAmodeo #Christian #Fiction #AmReading


What do you feel is your book’s greatest triumph?
That people enjoy reading it! More specifically, I’d say the book’s greatest strength is that it confronts the tough subjects in Christian theology (such as Hell and the Problem of Evil) in an engaging way that allows readers to see traditional teachings in a new light.
Can you tell us about your new book?
Dead & Godless is the tale of Corwin Holiday, an outspoken atheist whose unplanned, yet heroic death sets off a string of surprising events when he’s assigned a chain-smoking, alcoholic angel as his defense attorney in the trial to decide the fate of his soul.
What do you hope people will take away from your writing? How will your words make them feel?
I hope that readers are entertained, as well as strengthened in their faith. And for those who are still searching, I hope Dead & Godless illustrates that being Christian doesn’t mean having to check your brain at the door.
What’s your next project?
Right now I’m juggling several plots in my head. The most likely candidate is a mystery novel centered around an exorcism gone wrong. I can’t say too much, but compared to Dead & Godless, expect it to be lighter on dialogue and heavier on action.
How did you come up with the title?
The best titles don’t just sound catchy, they say something about the plot. “Dead & Godless” came to me early on. It was snappy and direct. Plus, it doesn’t sound like a typical Christian novel, and the fact that it raises some eyebrows tends to help people remember it.
Can you tell us about your main character?
Corwin Holiday is strong in his convictions and he loves to argue. Like many proponents of the “new atheism” movement, he doesn’t see any problem with being godless and yet having a moral compass. As for his journey through the afterlife, he’s quite certain that its all an illusion – a vivid dream brought on by the last desperate spasms of his dying mind.
How did you develop your characters?
Dead & Godless revolves around two characters: the recently deceased Corwin Holiday and his angelic defense attorney Ransom. There’s a good chunk of me in both of my protagonists. Corwin’s zealous atheism and insistence upon the primacy of truth echoes my own journey of faith, particularly those formative years when I questioned why I believed what I did. Ransom draws from my theological studies, but also my shortcomings as a sinner who doesn’t always live what he preaches. He may be an angel, but he still has his vices.
Who designed the cover?
I already had a vision for the cover, and since I have quite a bit of experience with Photoshop, putting together a mockup wasn’t difficult. However, I know my limits. I wanted to hire a professional to give it that extra layer of polish. Surfing forums, I happened upon digital artist Renu Sharma (thedarkrayne.com). Working with her was a joy. She has a great artistic sense and delivered a cover that I’m very happy with.
Was it ever hard to stay motivated while writing Dead & Godless?
I don’t have the luxury of being a full-time author, and I’m not one of those writing savants who can pump out a novel in two weeks (if I did, you wouldn’t want to read it), so committing the hours wasn’t always easy. Like many writers, I’ve got a ton of half-finished books collecting virtual dust on my hard drive. What helped me stay motivated to finish this one was partly a sense of obligation. I was excited about the story, but more than that, I felt Dead & Godless had a message that needed to get out. Atheism is gaining strength, and Christian artists and apologists are needed today more than ever.
Did you learn anything from writing this book?
Definitely! I was already a theology and philosophy nerd before writing Dead & Godless, but in order to do the arguments justice, I devoured a ton of additional books covering both sides of the God debate. Authors with starkly different views, from Christopher Hitchens to Peter Kreeft, helped deepen my understanding of issues such as Original Sin and God’s wrath in the Old Testament.
Will you write other books in this same genre?
It’s almost inevitable that I’ll be writing more Christian fiction, although my next work is unlikely to be a direct follow-up to Dead & Godless. We really need more Christian writers producing not just devotional or theological works, but entertainment, and telling stories is what I love to do.

When outspoken atheist Corwin Holiday dies an untimely but heroic death, he’s assigned a chain-smoking, alcoholic angel as his defense attorney in the trial to decide the fate of his soul.
Today many cast Christianity aside, not in favor of another faith, but in favor of no faith. We go off to school or out into the world, and we learn that reality is godless and that free thinking means secular thinking. But must faith entail an end to asking questions? Should not the Author of Reason be able to answer the challenge of reason?
Dead & Godless is a smart and suspenseful afterlife adventure that explores the roots of truth, justice and courage. In these pages awaits a quest that spans universes, where the stakes are higher than life and death, and where Christianity’s sharp edges aren’t shied away from, because we’re not called to be nice. We’re called to be heroes.
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Genre - Christian Fiction
Rating – PG-13
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"Depth & Substance mashed up with #Fringe Science" DOUBT by Anne-Rae Vasquez @Write2Film #YA


Outside the building, she welcomed the fresh air. She stood still for a moment, taking in deep breaths, hoping to relax. She looked around. People were scattering on the streets like the fire ants that used to seek safety from the garden hose she used to wield on in the backyard of her childhood home.
“There is no signal,” a young man said to her. He was waving his cell phone. “Do you have a signal?”
She shook her head, knowing full well that her cell phone was working fine. It was connected to a satellite and not on a regular cellular network. Harry had made sure that all the Truth Seekers were able to communicate with each other at all times.
A group of teenagers on the corner were pointing towards the sky. She tilted her head to see what they were looking at. Something was very different. Angry strokes of crimson red with charcoal rain clouds hung above them. What was strange were the streaks of lightning that were crisscrossing each other like an intricate woven rug. If she squinted, she could make out an image, almost like a painting. Odd, very odd.
She began walking down West 34th Street, hoping to find a cab. Abandoned cars were making the normally traffic congested street even more difficult for cabs to get through. She started picking up her pace. She was going to have to walk to GN, which was on Lexington and East 33rd Avenue. It was probably a good twenty-five-minute walk.
She walked past pockets of people. She noticed one thing they all had in common. Their eyes were opened wide, blinking fast as they raced past her. A woman with snow-white hair and clear blue eyes caught her gaze. She was walking towards her, clutching her black purse. Her shoes were black with thick heels. Each step she made was like a crack of thunder in her head. She covered her ears, but it didn’t stop the sound. Walk past her. Look away.
She tried to avoid making eye contact, but her eyes were drawn back to the woman. They were now face to face with each other.
“You. It was you,” the woman said in a quiet voice.
Standing in front of her now, the woman seemed fragile and small.
“I think you are mistaking me for someone else.”
She took a step to the side intending to walk around her.
The woman grabbed her arm.
“I saw you in my vision…when the earth was shaking.”
Cristal stopped and turned slowly towards her. Her skin felt like fire ants crawling up her arms.
“I don’t know what you mean,” she said, half believing her own words.
The woman continued, “It was you. There was a bright light coming down from heaven through your body into the earth.”
She clutched the gold cross around her neck with her left hand.
Cristal shook her head and said firmly, “No, not me! It wasn’t me.”
She yanked her arm away from the old woman and started running down the street. Her heart was pounding; her palms sweating. Her backpack bounced against her and the straps rubbed against her shoulders.
She kept running, oblivious of the people bumping into her. The words repeated in her head like a mantra.
“It wasn’t me. It wasn’t me!”
She looked up and realized that GN was at the next corner. She dodged traffic and ran across the street. As she ran up to the busy intersection, another voice entered her head.
“But it was you, darling.”

Do you love shows like J.J. Abrams’ Fringe and read books like Cassandra Clare’s City of Bones?
“Doubt” mashes fringe science, corporate espionage and paranormal encounters to catapult you into an out-of-this-world experience.
At 21 years old, Harry and Cristal are fresh out of university with their PhD’s. Labeled all their lives as being ‘weird’ and ‘geeky’, they find true friendships with other outcasts by playing online virtual reality games.
Harry Doubt, a genius programmer and creator of the popular online game ‘Truth Seekers’, has a personal mission of his own; to find his mother who went mysteriously missing while volunteering on a peacekeeping mission in Palestine. His gaming friends and followers inadvertently join in helping him find her; believing that they are on missions to find out what has happened to their own missing loved ones. During Harry’s missions, Cristal and the team of ‘Truth Seekers’ stumble upon things that make them doubt the reality of their own lives. As they get closer to the truth, they realize that there are spiritual forces among them both good and evil, but in learning this, they activate a chain of events that start the beginning of the ‘end of the world’ as they know it.
Doubt is Book 1 of the Among Us Trilogy. Among Us is a book series which delves into the world of the supernatural and how it intersects with the everyday lives of seemingly ordinary young people as catastrophic events on earth lead to the end of times. Among Us weaves the theme of a young man and woman, who while not fully understanding their ‘abilities’, are drawn together in their desire to find out the truth about the world they live in which is similar to themes used in J.J. Abrams’ TV shows Fringe and Lost.
What readers have to say…
As a big fan of the show Fringe, this book appealed to me tremendously. The writing was well done, and the way the “supernatural” forces were introduced was great.
A good, clean read for any age.
It was an excellent story that I’m sure both adult and teen urban fantasy fans will enjoy. You don’t have to be a gamer or know one to identify with the characters. They’re very well developed and definitely feel like people. I would definitely recommend it to a friend and I’m really looking forward to the second book.
…the novel is written in such a languid style, it moves on effortlessly and absorbs the reader into the story completely. Although the story itself revolves around the online gaming industry, one does not have to have an in depth knowledge as it is ably explained and discussed within the plot line.
OMGosh! I just finished reading “Doubt” INCREDIBLE! I couldn’t put it down.
˃˃˃ >>> Depth and Substance mashed up with Fringe Science. Will entertain young and old alike.
This book is intended for mature young adults and new adults. Ages 16 to 45 +
˃˃˃ >>Inspired by real Truth Seekers Aaron Swartz and Harry Fear
The main character Harry Doubt was inspired by Aaron Swartz, internet prodigy and activist, co-founder of the Creative Commons and Reddit, and Harry Fear, journalist, documentary filmmaker and activist whose coverage of the conflict in the Middle East was seen on UStream by millions of viewers.
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Genre - Young Adult, Paranormal, Science Fiction, Thriller
Rating – G
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