Beyond the Witherstream

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Looking for an entertaining Free read? How about a Star Trek Novel… Beyond the Witherstream by FVP Featured Author, David S. Moore is available HERE. Enjoy!
Here’s a quick review, followed by the beginning of the story:  (Note, the excerpt skips a prologue chapter.)
Beyond the Witherstream is a classy, thoroughly written bit of Sci-Fi. The Witherstream itself is a unique concept, lyrically-developed, yet it fits in the Science Fiction genre. The world of Star Trek expands to include other ships, new worlds to see, and scientific conundrums deeper than I can understand, yet explained in detail by the obviously intelligent, author. I enjoyed reading this tale/adventure story, told in the grandiose tradition of Star Trek!”
-Victoria Bastedo, Author
Beyond the Witherstream:
Engineer Theresa Mathers stared blankly at her monitor and wondered
when the geniuses in charge of this project were finally going to realize that
Sector 140459258 was the most boring region of the entire Alpha Quadrant.
Sixty-six days she had spent on a tiny research vessel no bigger than a Holosuite
with three of the most aggravating personalities ever assembled in a single crew.
Their esteemed leader was none other than Captain Harding– the absolute
quintessence of an Alliance stuffed shirt who thought far too highly of his talents
as a research vessel captain.
Actually, she thought him rather cute at first– that thin little mustache of
his and his black hair and dark, dark eyes. She thought he looked rather dashing
in a rather grim, determined sort of way. Single, too, she noticed, with more than
a little interest. And he did seem so very considerate. He took her to lunch on
the second day of their two weeks of briefing on Starbase Nurana.
“You have the most lovely eyes,” he said.
For a moment she was too stunned to reply. “Why that’s so sweet of you
to say!”
“And listen, if you need any help with the material we’ve been covering in
our briefings, I’d be more than happy to render my assistance.”
“Well thank you Captain– that’s very thoughtful of you. I will definitely
consider it.”
For a microsend, maybe– but no more. Theresa was absolutely certain
that she did not need his assistance with any of the materials. In fact Theresa
had excelled at the Alliance Academy. In fact Theresa was an expert on virtually
every type of known and unknown phenomena that they might reasonably be
expected to encounter on the most boring expedition in Alliance history. No, very
certainly she did not need any help from Captain Harding on any of the subjects
that had been covered.
Still, she found herself thinking that someone at Alliance Command must
have thought he had talent. He was a Lieutenant only six months earlier and
now he was to captain this, the Rim Quest, the first of a new type of research
vessel on its maiden voyage! And they were to explore uncharted regions of the
Rim, the borders of Alliance space. It all seemed so very exciting until, on their
first day out, Captain Harding assembled the three of them in the mess hall and
informed them that he would be in charge of every aspect of the mission, from
setting the course to determining how their research data should be gathered.
And true to his word, Harding took every opportunity to foul up the entire mission
with his tedious, picayune pronouncements on the proper observation of every
minuscule procedure in the entire Alliance rulebook.
It didn’t take long for her to transfer her romantic interests back to the
mysterious, misunderstood detective Swain whose latest adventure, Swain
Spurned, had entertained millions from Goridon to Mindos IV. Besides, Harding
quickly developed an interest in Vena Tularea, Engineer and obedient sycophant
of his every decree– and most recently an occasional late night visitor to his
quarters. Wasn’t she just a wee bit jealous of Vena? Well, perhaps. READ MORE…

Feeling Human Countdown Deal Celebration!

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? ? In celebration of the release of my new Kennedy J. Quinn, Miss LiV Adventures series book, Memory Key, I’m offering my Sheri J. Kennedy, Reality with a Twist book, Feeling Human,…

Scripting the Truth-Free Kindle!

SCRIPTING THE TRUTH by T.A. HENRY  -Grab this one free while you have the chance, and thank the author by leaving a review on Amazon. 5 star review rating already, and it’s only the first day…5 days free…don’t miss out!

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“That was so fun! I wanted to stay in that world as long as I could. Picture Downton Abbey meets Doris Day.”

“I can’t even tell you how big a kick I got out of this book…Austen’s comedy of manners has been brought forward to the 40’s.”

“The dialog was quick and witty; very English. The characters were well developed and likable. This novel is an authentic portrait of post-war England. Overall, a fun, well-paced read.”

“This book is clever, fun and has the hint of deeper issues. A great read! ”

Summary:

At loose end in post World War II London, Lady Margaret Leighton chances upon a movie poster showcasing the young soldier she gave her heart to while serving as a military nurse. Desperate to reconnect with him, she uses her wits and newly discovered writing muse to scheme her way into the movie studio where he is an actor. Molly is certain they will live happily ever after. And they just might… But first Molly has to figure out who she is and what she wants. Can she make this unexpected career work with the expectations of her elite family? She’ll try to do it all while trying to keep the seams on her stockings straight.

30 Days of Thankfulness + Big Giveaway #1

FVP Featured Author, Victoria Bastedo is one of many authors taking part in this great blog series…and there’s a magnificent prize available for you to enter to win!  See more…

Vicky shares her gratitude for this sweet boxer, Thatcher. More…pet-photography-melbourne-

Thanks, Mysti Parker, for hosting this project on your blog! Capture

 

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Snoqualmie Valley Block Party Photos and Free Kindle Offers!

We had a great time at the Snoqualmie Valley Block Party yesterday. Here are some photos of the FVP authors who were at the booth, and some images showing the flavor of the event on The Ridge.

At One's Beast coverBarnardAlso, in connection with the Event, author, Rachel Barnard is offering free Kindle copies of her poetry collection Wandering Imagination and her new release YA Novel AT ONE’S BEAST. They will be free September 19-21st so hurry and get yours today!

Dawn of Steam Gods of the Sun coverAlso watch for the .99 Kindle sale on author Jeffrey Cook‘s DAWN OF STEAM: FIRST LIGHT from September 24-31st in celebration of the release of his new novel in the series, DAWN OF STEAM: GODS OF THE SUN. Get the reduced price 1st book to prepare for the 2nd, officially released at the party on September 27th!

Free Book Giveaway! – YA Fantasy AT ONE’S BEAST

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Free Book Giveaway through 9/14/14- Young Adult Fantasy by Rachel Barnard

Rachel Barnard, a young author in the Seattle area released her newest young adult novel, AT ONE’S BEAST. The novel comes on the heels of the re-release of her debut novel, ATAXIA AND THE RAVINE OF LOST DREAMS (published March 25th, 2014)  which is also eligible as a Goodreads Giveaway here Until October 31st.

You are not required to review the book if you win a copy. However, Goodreads encourages you to do so, as it’s the reason the publishers gave Goodreads the books in the first place. People who review the books are also more likely to win more advance copies in the future.

Barnard began writing AT ONE’S BEAST last year during the Southern Cross Novel Challenge (SoCNoC – the Southern Hemisphere writing challenge mimicking the NaNoWriMo Challenge to write a 50k word novel in 30 days) in June. The next NaNoWriMo will happen this November, check out their website nanowrimo.org for more information.

AT ONE’S BEAST is about a village that creates a monster… Every girl and boy in the village of Frey fears the beast who lives in the forest. Ten years ago, the beast was formed from the town’s rage — and the evil that lurks inside all people in moments of weakness. Every year since, the townspeople have sacrificed one of their own to appease his anger. This year the sacrifice does not go as planned. A young man saves the chosen girl from fate. She is torn between doing her duty and untangling the identity of her savior and captor. The young man grew up with thoughts of revenge on the town that turned their backs on him, but when he is close to the girl, he is reminded of who he used to be. From once upon a time to happily ever after, the people of Frey will have to rally together to rid the town of evil once and for all, but in the process will they destroy everything that is good in their world?

“… a modern type of fairy tale that is hard to not finish in one sitting.” – D.R. Howey

“At times the book was dark to read, and yet I expect young people will sympathize with the difficulties that are perpetrated upon our main characters. By the end I had a difficult time putting the book down!” – Victoria Bastedo

“Rachel Barnard’s At One’s Beast is a compelling take on the original tale. The beast begins an innocent boy, infected with the scouring of other people’s hate. It’s a book that asks, what makes a person good or bad?” – Winney

To purchase At One’s Beast in print copy or for e-reader CLICK HEREPublication1

For more information on FVP Featured Author Rachel Barnard and her novels, you can visit her website at www.rachelauthorbarnard.com