What if you could travel back to some dark time in our human history, not just to unravel the hundreds of unanswered questions that were lost with time, but to stop it from ever happening? The atomic bomb. The Cold War. Hitler's Reign. Who shot JFK? The list goes on.
Maybe we too have some traumatic event in our personal lives that we'd kill to change. We would all jump at the opportunity to take advantage of this technology without thinking. But at what price would we be willing to pay? Could we really get away with it? No consequences? Or could our tampering with the past have a disastrous, rippling effect in the future?
The book begins with a Professor, a Scientist who works with the government to build an important piece of technology. It is meant to erase some of the most disastrous events in our human history. Something happens, and then the experiment is shut down. The Professor knows it works and cannot understand why no one believes in his project as much as he does. His arguments are futile and the project is abandoned.
We fast forward, and meet four really smart kids who just finished high school; Larry, Judith, Miko and Abdul. They decide to venture out on their own, take a road trip to Las Vegas and use their intellect to clean up and walk away with large sums of money. And they do. But Vegas has thugs who refuse to let them leave, not with "their" money. A crazy chase of adventure and hilarity ensues, leading the graduates to an abandoned facility. There, they discover the Professor still lurking around trying to find someone to help him change the past. He has them fooled. But not Larry, because we know the Professor has a false tongue. He has a dark and dangerous agenda. He enlists their help, preying on their thirst for knowledge to carry out his evil plan. Each of the graduates choose an important point in human history. They travel there to collect information, to watch and maybe to change it. I won't say anymore because I can't, not without giving away spoilers, and I'd rather you read the book yourself. You won't regret it. I read it in two days.
In conclusion, I love this book. The characters are lovable, from Judith's temper, to Abdul's hilarious Star Trek references. This book is a real gem. I found myself wishing this device were a reality, after all who wouldn't want to experience certain events in human history, in our history, and maybe change them?
My rating: FIRE
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I'm hoping to finish editing and formatting Callisto Moon for a summer release date.
Farnum's Land will be re-uploaded as a novel instead of a novella, meaning more chapters :-)
Heart of Ice has been put on the back burner while I focus more on promoting Winter Rose and editing Callisto Moon and Farnum's Land.
Winter Rose - Book Two is almost done :-) I don't have a release date for it yet. All I can say is soon.
I'm teaching myself how to write movie scripts. It's a lot different than penning a novel, but the creative side to it is very fascinating. I'm using one of my books as a test subject.
Winter Rose has been nominated for two awards this year...so far. It came second place in P&E's (you can find the link in the News section of my site) Young Adult novel category.
You can vote for the second one here: Solstice Awards. Just scroll down until you find Winter Rose in the Fantasy category.
In even more 'awesomer' news, I've been nominated for a Citizen Award by the city of Brampton (Canada) in the 'Arts Acclaim Award.' It doesn't matter if I win, I'm just happy to be nominated.
That's all for now :-)
"In a gentle way, you can shake the world."
What does depression feel like....?
It's like you can't breathe. Every breath you take feels like you're sucking in lead instead of air. It gets heavier and heavier. The weight breaks your heart and your spirit. You walk with a hunch but the load is so heavy that you're lucky to be walking at all. Getting out of bed in the morning is impossible. Sleep feels like the only remedy. It's the only escape...unless you dream, but even those horrifying, breathtaking nightmares are nothing compared to when you're awake because that fear you feel when you wake up from a frightening dream never leaves you, it follows you, you carry it with you throughout the day. It eats away at you, pokes holes in your heart until you're riddled through like Swiss cheese. You're losing weight fast because sometimes you forget to eat. You don't feel hungry. It's an almost repulsive thought...to eat, but you do it anyway because you know if you don't, you'll die, and sometimes that thought makes you smile...it's a sick, morbid kind of smile. You think everyone is out to get you. Your friends grow fins and turn into sharks. You're afraid to let them get close. Daylight...those bright sunny days that once provided you comfort and hope...doesn't. You're a creature of the night. But, still you fight because you know that through all the pain, the stress, the heartache and the sadness, there is some place better after this. You believe it because that's all you have and it's the only thing keeping you sane; knowing that it will get better. I heard once, I forgot where, that it's not about how far you fall or how hard you hit the pavement, it's about what you do after...it's about surviving the fall.
Statistics: Only 49% of people would socialize with a friend who suffers from mental illness. Let's put an end to the stigma.
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