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Sci-Fi
Date
Published:
June 11, 2019
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Da
Vinci’s secret pales. Michelangelo concealed an explosive truth in his famous
Creation of Adam fresco in the Sistine Chapel at the Vatican. Eve did not cause
the fall of man. She carried a far more devastating secret for millennia—one
that will change the world forever.
As
the modern-day world suffers the cataclysmic effects of the “Plagues of Egypt,”
Avery Fitzgerald, a statuesque Astrophysics major at Stanford, discovers that
she is mysteriously bound to five strangers by an extremely rare condition that
foremost medical experts cannot explain. Thrust into extraordinary
circumstances, they race against time to stay alive as they are pursued by an
age-old adversary and the world around them collapses into annihilation.
Under
sacred oath, The Guardians—a far more archaic and enigmatic secret society than
the Freemasons, Templars, and the Priory—protect Avery as she embarks on a
daring quest that only legends of old have been on before. Avery must come to
terms with the shocking realization that the blood of an ancient queen flows
through her veins and that the fate of the world now rests on her shoulders.
EXCERPT
1
Remi
had always dreamed that he would do meaningful work in his life. His parents
repeatedly told him that he had a great destiny ahead of him and that one day
he would do amazing things. Remi believed that perhaps one day he would become
a senator or congressman and would change the lives of millions of people. The
fact that at twenty-one, he was now in a room with the President of the United
States, his chief of staff, and possibly the only congressman left alive,
working on a plan to keep the United States government functional, left him
with mixed feelings. It was awe inspiring on the one hand, but on the other,
the circumstances around which it was happening were terrifying.
As
the four men conferred around an old coffee table, which had now become the
platform on which the future of the United States was being shaped, the door to
the war room burst open and a Marine rushed in with terror in his eyes. He
doubled over, choking, like something was stuck in his throat. Remi rushed to
his aid.
“What
now?” the president barked. He was frustrated and at a loss after everything
that had happened over the last few hours. He had run out of patience, and his
capacity for sympathy was completely eroded.
“Mr.
President, you need to come up to the surface entrance. You need to do it now,”
the Marine said, gasping for air.
The
president knew enough about the Marines’ degree of professionalism that he did
not object.
Everyone
followed the Marine down the hall and hopped into the Humvee for the
three-minute ride up the steeply inclined roadway to the entrance of the
bunker.
“Maybe
you should slow down for a minute and catch your breath.”
“I
am going to be fine, Mr. President. I am able to breathe a lot better now,
sir.”
“Sorry
I was curt earlier. It’s been a rough few days, and my nerves are a little
frayed. I should have been more compassionate.”
They
stopped at the head of the roadway, which was protected by a steel gate large
enough for a semi-truck. Instead of opening the gate, the Marine walked to the
side and opened a smaller door that led down a short hallway and to a steep set
of stairs. The group of men climbed up the stairs in silence and emerged at the
top of the guard tower.
The
president was the first to step out of the stairwell and into the guard tower
opening. He let out a loud gasp. His chief of staff followed and let out an
equally loud expletive. As Remi stepped out of the stairwell, he had instinctively
braced himself for anything; yet still, what he saw shocked him to his core.
About
the Author
K.M.
Lewis has lived in multiple countries around the world and speaks several
languages. Lewis holds a graduate degree from one of the Universities featured
in his book. When he is not writing, Lewis doubles as a management consultant,
with clients in just about every continent. He does much of his writing while
on long flights and at far-flung airports around the globe. He currently
resides on the East Coast of the United States with his family.
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Teddy and Teri – Blitz

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Literature,
Fiction
 
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Theodore
Roosevelt Crenshaw, “Best Heart-Throb” of his high school class, now
in is early thirties is looking to get what he wants out of life regardless of
what anybody thinks.
He
meets Pamela White, a sharp 38-year-old business woman whose sexual hunger
cannot be drowned in bourbon. She makes him an offer he can’t refuse.
At
nearly the same time he runs into Beverly Simons, a slightly neurotic, rather
plump high school classmate with whom he once had a one-night stand. She is now
widowed with a strikingly beautiful six-year-old daughter.
Enter
Jerry Weinstein, Esq., a rotund, gourmand bachelor lawyer specializing in
criminal law and a very dead Bradford Vincente, the 17-year-old son of pizza
king Tony “Pan-a-Mint” Vincente of Palos Verdes…
Set
in the South Bay beach communities of suburban Los Angeles some thirty years
ago, the novel is a lurid tale of murder, lust and the inevitable consequences
of ravenous appetites that can never be satisfied.
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I’ve
been a soldier, a newspaper reporter, a high school English teacher, a day
trader and a poker professional. I’ve written literally millions of words in my
career as a writer, and think of myself primarily as a writer. My work has
appeared in popular publications like Playboy and Smoke magazines and in
literary journals where it has won some minor awards. My novel A Perfectly
Natural Act gained royalty publication from G.P. Putnam’s in 1973 and was
brought out in paperback the following year by Pinnacle. First Artists was
considering an option on it when they went defunct. The novel would make a
rather good movie. (Maybe I’ll write the screenplay one of these days.)
Additionally, I’ve written over fifteen hundred reviews (over a million words
in all!) for various Web sites, most notably Amazon and the Internet Movie
Database. Some of my reviews are among the best appearing anywhere (or so I
have been told). Over the years I’ve also written about a dozen book-length
manuscripts. My project now is to present perhaps eight to ten of these
manuscripts before the public in book form. I was graduated from UCLA in 1969
with a major in Political Science and minor in English Literature.
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The Winter Loon – Blitz

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Historical
Women’s Fiction
Publisher:
Cougar Creek Books
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2017
Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Awards Silver Winner in the LGBT Category
 
B.R.A.G.
Medallion Honoree
 
Finalist
in the Self  Publishing Review Awards
2017
 
Finalist
in the Golden Crown Literary Society – Debut Novel and Historical Fiction
 
Women’s
Fiction Writers Association Star Award Finalist Debut Category
In
the shadow of the Great Depression, long before historical changes leading
toward LGBTQ advocacy and equality, eighteen-year-old Ruth Thompson defies her
family’s expectations to marry Duke, her long-time sweetheart. Instead, she
joins a rodeo circuit in order to earn money for college and comes of age in
the male-dominated culture of rodeo competition.
Ruth
returns home to Minnesota a prize-winning competitor and resumes her familiar
relationship with Duke. Once at college she grows increasingly restless in her
role as sorority girl with Duke as her escort for all social occasions. Her
safe existence is upended when she meets confident and free-spirited Gisela and
then further unravels when the two women fall in love.
The
lives of Ruth, Gisela, and Duke entwine while Ruth embarks on a journey of
self-discovery, full of dangerous social repercussions that takes her from
Minnesota to the Pacific Ocean of California. As WWII escalates, each of them
faces a test of their fortitude as all three must come to grips with
redemption, forgiveness, the meaning of family and how to honor their authentic
truth during this perilous time in history.
Both
heart wrenching and uplifting, The Winter Loon honors the strength and spirit
of all those who struggle with social persecution because of who they love and
how they define family whether it is their own flesh and blood kinfolk and/or
those nearest and dearest to their heart.
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Praise
for The Winter Loon:
“The
Winter Loon is a compelling story of a woman’s secrets, choices, and courage.
Both tender and wise, Henriksen is a fine storyteller and her characters are
skillfully drawn and memorable.” ~Sandra Butler, award-winning writer,
group facilitator and activist. sandrabutler.net. motheringdaughters.net.
 
 
 
“The
Winter Loon is an ambitious, gripping, often painful story with a lot of drama
and emotion, ups and downs and an ending that leaves the reader in satisfying
tears.” ~Alan Rinzler
 
 
 
“What
a beautiful, thoughtful book. The Winter Loon offers up complex characters and
issues, a multi-textured plot and lots of heart. I have felt wrapped in the
cocoon of this beautiful love story.” ~Alissa Lukara
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A
retired family therapist, Lori Henriksen believes in the influence of past
generations and is convinced that we have the potential to strengthen and
transform ourselves through the power of story. Her debut novel, The Winter
Loon, about the healing power of love, is inspired by her mother’s life. She
lives in the foothills of the Siskiyou Mountains of Southern Oregon with her
husband Patrick, two rescue dogs and a reformed feral cat turned couch potato.
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Matching Configurations – Blitz

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QUANTUM
ROOTS III
Fiction,
Light Sci-fi, Satire
Date
Published:
March 2019
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Olan
Chapman returns in this third edition of Quantum Roots, as Calvin Cannonball
Cooper, a vigilante from yesteryear who uses powder guns, throwing knives and
cannonballs to neutralize the bad guys of today’s society.
History
books fail to mention Calvin Cooper, but this defender of the weak and  helpless, went down with Jim Bowie, Davy
Crockett and William B.Travis in that 1836 slaughter we remember as The Alamo.
Acknowledged
or not, Cooper lives again each time Olan Chapman dons a cavalry outfit, found
in a New England attic overlooking the sea.
Matching
Configurations is based on a belief that any quark assembly that spins through
a series of worm holes, must format with a matching configuration triggered
from this side of the Time Wall.
This
296 page novel contains some adult material not suitable for readers under 18.
Other
Books in the Quantum Roots Series:
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Quantum
Roots: The Vigilante Sightings
Fiction,
Satire
 
Federal
agents, Alexis Grumman and Jeremy Wade track down a current day vigilante,
whose fingerprints match those of a Korean War veteran. Author Kyle Keyes uses
characters from two previous novels, to promote a theory that particle energy
formats with a quantum root system, that can bypass time and space. Keyes
believes that such fiction could turn to fact as we move into the age of
quantum mechanics. Adventure fans everywhere should delight in this fast paced
action story, that brings yesterday’s gun play back to settle cyber-age
injustice. Synopsis: Jesse Joe Jacks was born sometime during the snow blizzard
of 1923. The Lower Elk County, game warden died from a lightning strike on July
23, 1959, while wearing a sheriff’s star. Olan Chapman came to life in August
of 1974 and found a computer career with a center city, electronics firm.
Chapman drinks heavy and is haunted by flashbacks of an older sister, lost to
an unsolved case of gang rape and murder. Jacks loved nature and lived to
protect wildlife. He stood tall and fought to uphold justice. Jacks was also a
crack shot with a firearm – any firearm. Chapman attends the theatre, plays
piano and at one time led a march against the National Rifle Association. Both
men have the same fingerprints, much to the chagrin of Lt General Alexis
Grumman who heads the federal department for para-normal activities. Working
with special agent, Jeremy Wade, Grumman breaks open the case when Chapman’s
fingerprints also match those of the vigilante.
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Quantum
Roots II: Worm Holes
Published:
February 2017
Genre:
Fiction, Satire
 
In
this sequel to Quantum Roots, the meekish Olan Chapman faces danger as
vigilante Samuel Leroy McCoy, a US deputy marshal who upheld law and order in
1876, Dodge City.
The
metamorphous holds an eerie transformation, cloaked with rolling sagebrush and
horse whinnies from yesteryear, which causes DPA Director, Alexis Grumman to
rethink the validity of worm holes.
“Creation
is a worm hole,” replies Dr Norman Daly, “Atoms require hadrons to form a
nucleus, and each hadron comes through it’s own worm hole. Two quarks form the
bi-dimensional plane needed to support the hole. The remaining quark squeezes
through this hole, after which the first two quarks follow to shape the hadron
to a given genetic, configuration. The hole then closes to divide time from timeless.”
The
gunfighter is wanted for multiple killings, a consequence that keeps the
slender computer wizard on the run from authorities – and domineering wife, Ivy
Chapman.
As
in Quantum Roots, aka The Vigilante Sightings, Quantum Roots II is based on mounting
evidence that people form from recycled energy.
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Kyle
Keyes is widowed, has two children and an armload of grandchildren and great
grandchildren. When Keyes isn’t at work, he can be found in the nearest sand
trap, hitting himself in the ankle with a sand wedge.
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Along the Waterways – Blitz

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Historical/Fantasy
Fiction
Published:
October 2018
Publisher: Xlibris
 
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Along
the Waterways is book two of the Dreamtime Mysteries trilogy. Anthropology
student, Rex Graham, is presented with a second set of ancestral paintings
encoded with clues about the forgotten legends that formed the Dreamtime
legends of his people. Rex revisits a sacred tree in his native territory: the
resting place of his deceased grandmother, where the atmosphere of the bush has
a hypnotic effect on his mind.  After
falling asleep, the bush springs to life and ‘Gran Yan’ shares more history
with the Australian bush about a bygone era of indigenous peoples: their
journeys, adventures, social gatherings and way of life.
The
Booran people, territorial owners of the region, returned to their homeland
many generations after journeying to the desert in the wake of catastrophic
wild-fires, guided by their migrating bird totem, the pelican.
Following
their return to Yaraan Grove, the first-born child was named after the great
eagle, Mullawaa that guided them home. The boy proved gifted beyond the
people’s understanding, and his innovative projects proved unacceptable to
their tradition-bound culture. Fearing the youth would anger their earth-mother
and punish them with more droughts, they called upon Mullawanda to utilise
inventive gifts to rediscover lost skills due to their time spent in the
desert, and concentrate on practical needs such as boat-building.  Defying the elders, the youthful adventurer
landed himself in unexpected situations and encounters with some unique
communities.    Some unsolved mysteries
that were raised in book one unfold, as Gran Yan shares the stories. Action,
suspense, intrigue and a dabble of romance add flavour to the story, along with
the unique inclusion of illustrations created by the author, together with her
front and back cover paintings.
The
book is divided into seven parts and includes a glossary of indigenous
languages, index of characters and their tribal groups, plus a bibliography of
cultural research.
Other
Books in the Dreamtime Mysteries series:
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Native
Companions: Dreamtime Mysteries
Publisher:
Xlibris
Published:
August 2018
Rex
Graham, a part-Aboriginal student of anthropology, is searching for his own
indigenous ancestral history: customs, language and dreamtime legends. Due to a
lifetime bond to his Aboriginal grandmother, he is enlightened after her
passing, when he discoverers the key to his lost people’s history and
traditional history: preserved in artwork bequeathed to him on her deathbed.
Driven by a passion to learn the truth about the simplistic drawings, the
legends unfold as epic mythology: filled with adventure, drama and a wealth of
traditional Aboriginal survival and culture.
Barnett
captures the strong bond the Booran people have with nature—how they lived off
and with the land, communicating with it, respecting it, learning from it. Like
any good collection of myths, there is also the educational aspect of these
tales. Readers will learn about the spirits the Booran people believe in,
manhood initiation ceremonies, and other cultural practices such as
communication rules and skin signs with other tribes. Blending a fictional
premise with well-researched legends, this book is a great starter read for
those interesting in learning more about Aboriginal stories, and includes a
glossary of mixed aboriginal language, index of communities and bibliography at
the end of the story.
About
the Author

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Jenni
Barnett was born and raised in South Australia. During her college education at
Glenelg, the author developed an interest in archaeology and indigenous
societies. Further to an extensive nursing career, Jennifer embarked on studies
in traditional medicine with which she is still involved.
As
a registered Traditional Western and Chinese Medicine practitioner, the author
has done considerable research into early indigenous cultures. While enjoying
creative writing and drawing, she decided to combine the two art forms and
incorporate them in a traditional, pre-European setting.
During
her youth, Jenni spent considerable time working in remote regions of Central
Australia, where she learned about many aspects of Aboriginal culture. She
developed a respect for certain Aboriginal people of the time, whom were still
practising certain traditional ways of living, including bush foods and
medicines as well as arts and crafts.
The author is particularly fascinated by the ability of Australian
indigenous bush-men to access a higher sense, or instinct. Their survival
skills in remote regions of Australia where early pioneers often perished are
emphasized in her writing.
As
a semi-retired traditional medicine practitioner, Jenni resides with her
husband in Queensland Coastal region, dividing her time between writing,
sketching and her health practice. Along with her husband she has spent
countless hours establishing a bird friendly environment by cultivating native
plants and an eco-friendly environment.
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