Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Reviews for READER and WRITER by Erec Stebbins. Remarkable is only one word to describe these books.

From the future, a final plea. Out of the past, a last hope.
A young girl, born to die in freakish disregard. A doomed world, enslaved to forces unseen. A final hope beyond imagining. Become a Reader, because in the end, the most unbelievable step in the adventure - will be your own

Review: 5 Stars
I received the book from the author for an honest review. 
If I could I would have given more than the required 5 Stars. Remarkable, captivating, spellbound and magnificent are only some of the words that I can use to describe my reading experience. This book just grabs your attention and holds it the entire time, keeping you glued to every page with its compelling story and mesmerizing plot. The author never deviate, but keeps your interest, his descriptions of worlds and alien species alive and believable. The way the author draws you in, makes you feel that you are part of the solution to this Alien Armageddon; this evation that wants to destroy our way of life for power and rule. 

Written in the first person, you instantly connect with Ambra Dawn and her quest to save earth and all its occupants. Her story so compelling as you witness first hand the torture, the pain and her own acceptance of who she is. Daughter of Time is a fitting title that describes Ambra very well. Deformed by humans she found herself sold as a slave to aliens, removing her from her home, her family and earth. Her gift a magnet that opens doors in the most unusual ways, but also takes her beyond what she could bare at times.
Every scene in the book gives you a better glimpse of her experiences, her solitude, loosing her eyesight and stepping into the role as a reader. Sometimes you forget that you are dealing with a young adult, still 17 years old as her maturity signals her role perfectly, forgetting that she is so very young.

I must admit that when the author asked me to review the book, the titles had my attention. Interesting names that says so much but reveals nothing, enticing you to read the book and discover the secrets within.
A series I can recommend wholeheartedly, not only for science gigs but every reader that loves a good plot, that likes the rhyme of words, the enticing imagination of new worlds and the compelling writing of a talented author. The book have so many aspects in it that it would speak to every reader, young or old. With great characters placed at important stages through out, all forming part of this remarkable story. Some scenes were intense, some filled with awe and some just holding your attention purely for the awesome writing.
I loved the quotes in the beginning of each chapter, it entice and say in short what the chapter is all about. Drawing you in to discover the next part of her journey. Really an excellent piece of work.

From hatred, Love. From many, One.
Book 2 in the Daughter of Time trilogy: A love story and sci-fi epic about the beautiful and terrible destiny of profoundly star-crossed lovers with a galaxy's fate in their hands.
Another 5 Star Review.
I received the book from the author for an honest review.

I really loved these books. The author's absolute flair with words as he painted the love between the two main characters, Ambra Dawn, and Captain Nitin Ratava, with so much depth and passion that you  feel like a third person most of the time when they met. As if you are invading their privacy. I have never read a science fiction book with this much romance in it that it really grasps your attention all through its pages.
The turmoil of their choices as they accept this love just to be together, kept you turning the pages. The love that this man had for this deformed young woman was something you don't witness often. When they finally meet and was introduced to her world his devotion became just clearer. But yet he was a strong man with his own unique characteristics that qualifies to be her lover and friend. 
Adding the plot of the New Earth that is still in danger and had to be rescued from the ever dreadful Dram, you were totally lost in the story itself. As the story unfolds and you become involved with it, you could not help but be fascinated with this Universe he was describing, with so much color and life that you are in awe yourself as they go from new planet to new planet, even the Milky Way, riding the Orbs in the quest: it all becomes so alive right in front of you.
I liked the new cast of characters as well, with some of the older ones still there, giving it more substance. But I must say I really liked Moore's character the best. His wit was just something that made the story very realistic.
With the eminent threat of Dram, the Anti and Shadows a new threat surfaced as well. One amongst their own that left them with many riddles as calamity follows them wherever they went to investigate. Time was of the essence.
A fascinating tale of endurance, and love infused with science fiction at its best. Really a keeper to add to your shelf. Again, the quotes was a wonderful edition to each chapter that keeps you curiosity, wondering what will happen next.
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Author Bio
I’m a biomedical researcher who writes novels “on the side” in a variety of genres. I was born in the Midwest. My mother worked as a clinical psychologist, and my father was a professor of Romance languages at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln. I have pursued diverse interests over the course of my life, including science, music, drama, and writing. My academic path focused on science, and I received a degree in physics from Oberlin College in 1992, and a PhD in biochemistry from Cornell University in 1999.

What the author said about his own book:
In a blurb, I’d describe the series as: Speculative fiction with time travel, alien armageddon, metaphysical mysteries, action, adventure, cosmology, cybernetics, spirituality, and romance. (and that’s just the Prologue! ;) )

Overall, the books are somewhat unusual in being a combination of metaphysical science fiction and action/adventure genre writing: "Unique and altogether profound, reminiscent of Bradbury, haunting, thought-provoking and surprisingly philosophical while remaining engaging and thrilling throughout” -San Francisco Book Review of READER

3. Information about READER 
Book title: Reader (Daughter of Time, Book 1)
Author: Erec Stebbins
Publisher: Twice Pi Press
Publisher address and email: 1161 York Ave, Box 12C, New York, NY 10065  twicepipress@gmail.com
ISBN number: 978-0-9890004-2-0 (ebook), 978-0-9860571-7-5 (paperback cover 1), 978-0615763859 (paperback cover 2), 978-0-9890004-4-4 (hard cover)
Price: $3.99 (ebook), $11.50 (paperback), $24.99 (hardcover)
Print page count: 312 (~75K words)
Ordering links for Reader Ebook / Paperback:

4. Information about WRITER and author 
Book title: Writer (Daughter of Time, Book 2)
Author: Erec Stebbins
Publisher: Twice Pi Press
Publisher address and email: 1161 York Ave, Box 12C, New York, NY 10065  twicepipress@gmail.com
ISBN number: 978-0-9860571-2-0 (ebook), 978-0-9860571-1-3 (paperback cover 1), 978-0-9860571-8-2 (paperback cover 2), 978-0-9860571-0-6 (hard cover)
Price: $3.99 (ebook), $16.99 (paperback), $28.99 (hardcover)
Print page count: 444 (~95K words)

Ordering links for Writer Ebook / Paperback:

Book Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7CE3UQ7AtJ4


Be sure to look at Book 3 due in Spring 2015. This is really a great series so far.

Until all is lost, nothing is found.

MAKER (Daughter of Time, Book 3): The final element of a unique trilogy. A story in which the one that was lost will be found. Where a thief will guide through chaos and time. Where all that was held dear will perish. And in that final and utter destruction - there will be a Creation

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