Wednesday, May 15, 2019

VBT Revelations by Robert Sells

by Robert Sells


GENRE:   Science Fiction



Aster Worthington spearheads the First Contact Team who are unraveling a message from an alien race. The altruistic extraterrestrials promise free energy and an excited Earth builds a massive structure called the Dome to house the alien enterprise

Seven years later, no "free energy" and strange things are reported in and around the Dome. When Aster and her colleagues mount an expedition to investigate the interior, they are shocked to find it filled with humanoids having insect-like deformities. It becomes obvious their true purpose is to take over our planet. Now Aster and the scientists are trying to come up with a defense to fend off the invasion. A defense that is tied to a 2000 year old document hidden by the church. But, will it be too late?


Excerpt Two:

The Locusts

Dozens of the strange locusts had descended on the marine nearest her. Gun dropped, with arms, torso, and legs covered with the little creatures, his hands were frantically brushing off the locust-like creatures, but more and more took their place. Some had purchased holds on his hands, their small heads stubbornly attached like ticks on dog while their bodies bounced up and down with soldier’s panicky movements. More and more landed on his face and he started to run wildly, screaming all the while.

One of her earliest memories from childhood was her grandmother, a farmer’s wife, chopping off a chicken’s head. Headless, the poor bird ran in one direction, then another, somehow keeping its balance. After too many horrible seconds, the poor chicken fell to the ground, twitching. The man’s aimless running reminded her of the chicken running, not knowing it was already dead.

The man screamed again, fell to his knees and ripped his shirt open. The locust must have burrowed through his clothes because they now covered his entire chest. With each locust plucked away, a red wound appeared. She watched in horror as the man fell to his knees first, his arms by his side. Then he collapsed, face first, to the floor.

She pulled her eyes from the soldier only to witness other soldiers swatting at the locust or brushing them off their clothes, all experiencing the same horror. Some held tight to their guns while they tried to wipe the locusts off their uniforms. Others had discarded their weapons and employed both hands in ridding themselves of the vile little creatures. Small bumps of cloth rippled along their shirts and pants, giving the impression the uniforms were alive. There were more and more screams.


AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Robert Sells has taught physics for over forty years, but he has been a storyteller for over half a century, entertaining children, grandchildren, and students. He has written the award-winning novel, Return of the White Deer, historical fiction about Penda of Mercia. His second fiction book, Reap the Whirlwind, was a thriller about the dawn of artificial intelligence and the subsequent decline of humanity. His third book, The Runner and the Robbery, was a young adult novel about a teenager and his grandfather who had Alzheimer’s disease. Revelations, a science fiction novel, is his fourth book.

He lives with his wife, Dale, in the idyllic village of Geneseo, New York with two attentive dogs who are uncritical sounding boards for his new stories. He is intrigued by poker and history, in love with Disney and writing, and amused by religion and politics.

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The book will be on sale for only $0.99

Interview with Robert Sells
1. Do your characters seem to hijack the story or do you feel like you have the reins of the story?

The skeleton of a story is structured in my mind before I start to write. Main characters are imbued with specific strengths and weaknesses. I write the entire story in the matter of a few days. However, it takes dozens of rewrites to get it “right”. During those return trips to my make-believe world, the characters assert themselves in unforeseen ways. Aster Worthington, the main character, is described as “bright, beautiful and blond”. She suffered through a terrible childhood, but came out strong. Maybe too strong. As the story progressed, she took on another b-word… bitchy. Oh, she could be cuddily and cute, but sometimes she would just slice and dice with her words. I had a hard time writing that negative part of her personality. Fortunately, she wrote it for me.

2. Convince us why you feel your book is a must read.

It’s real science fiction. Spaceships zipping around with space cowboys is simply not ever going to happen. But this book shows how we would interact with alien species. It also show how there could be an invasion if we aren’t careful. So, read this science fiction because it’s real. Also, a great adventure story but on earth. The exterior of the Dome is constructed by humans. The interior is essentially constructed by an alien intelligence, over 12 square miles in area. Inside that alien arena is where the adventure takes place.

3. Have you written any other books that are not published?

I’m working on a fifth book, Rebecca’s Romances. A high school student is traumatized when her best friend is savagely murdered right after the prom. She leaves her hometown to go to college and doesn’t return for twelve years. When she does, an identical murder occurs. After a bit of investigation, she knows there are three suspects, all in law enforcement, all romantically entangled with her. It’s a murder-romance (if such a subset exists).

4. Pen or type writer or computer?

My gosh. Does anyone still use a typewriter?

5. Anything you would like to say to your readers and fans?

Just a rule of thumb. Give a book at least 50 pages of reading before you decide whether to invest time reading it. There’s a mystery brewing, a romance reluctantly growing, a great adventure story about a third of the way in, and some really scary science fiction scenes as you progress to the end.


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His Red Eminence by Laurel A. Rockefeller

Red Eminence
du Plessis de Richelieu
Laurel A. Rockefeller

Historical Fiction

Lover. Statesman.

the author of the best-selling “Legendary Women of World History”
series ...

Armand-Jean du Plessis, duc de Richelieu is one of the most famous --
or infamous politicians of all time. Made a villain in the popular
Dumas novel, "The Three Musketeers," the real man was a
dedicated public servant loyal to king and country. A man of logic
and reason, he transformed how we think about nations and
nationality. He secularized wars between countries, patronized the
arts for the sake of the public good, founded the first newspaper in
France, and created France as the modern country we know

with period music, dance, and plenty of romance, "His Red
Eminence" transports you back to the court of King Louis XIII in
all its vibrant and living color.

eight period songs, plus prayers, a detailed timeline, and extensive
bibliography so you can keep learning.

raised, and educated in Lincoln, Nebraska USA Laurel A. Rockefeller
is author of over twenty books published and self-published since
August, 2012 and in languages ranging from Welsh to Spanish to
Chinese and everything in between. A dedicated scholar and
biographical historian, Ms. Rockefeller is passionate about education
and improving history literacy worldwide. 

her lyrical writing style, Laurel's books are as beautiful to read as
they are informative.

her spare time, Laurel enjoys spending time with her cockatiels,
attending living history activities, travelling to historic places in
both the United States and United Kingdom, and watching classic
motion pictures and classic television series.

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Southern Devotion Series Box Set Books 1-4 by Amy K. McClung

Devotion Series Box Set
Amy K. McClung

Contemporary Romance

noun: devotion

love, loyalty, or enthusiasm for a person, activity, or cause.
complete series of stories about love, friendship, and making some of
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The love of Gracie •• Book 1
lengths will the man of her dreams go to… for the Love of

In The Road •• Book 2
a decision to make, is it possible for two lost loves to find their
way back to each other or are there too many curves in the

Relationships •• Book 3
it’s complicated.

Fate •• Book 4
love stories. Two lost souls. Two fates, twisted together.

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the Love of Gracie
Devotion Book 1

falling for the wrong guy, Gracie Walker hasn't had much luck finding
Prince Charming. She's reached a point where it's easier to forget
about romance and focus on what's important: college, clubbing, and
her friends.

the best-laid plans don't always pan out as hoped.

up in a web of relationships that threaten nothing but pain, Gracie
has to decide who she can trust and who can help keep her safe.

lengths will the man of her dreams go to… for the Love of Gracie?

in the Road
Devotion Book 2

in Nashville with his daughter, Katelyn, single dad Derrick Collins’s
main goal is to provide a good life for his daughter. With no social
life to speak of, he knows it’s time for a change. He just needs to
find the perfect woman who will complete his happy family. The
problem is he’s already met her and let her go.

Jane Evans’s life took a path she could only dream of. Though
leaving her home in Nashville meant saying goodbye to childhood
friends, family, and the first man she ever loved. Now she has to
choose if she will return or continue her new journey.

a decision to make, is it possible for two lost loves to find their
way back to each other or are there too many curves in the road?

Devotion Book 3

Jacob’s life is full of complicated relationships. Having been hurt
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But he's finally ready to find the girl
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When an auburn-haired beauty captures his
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who broke his heart. Will he get his happily ever after? Or will the
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love stories. Two lost souls. Two fates, twisted together.

habits are hard to break when lust factors in. Angel is celebrating
her sobriety and making changes in her life. Surrounded by happily
married couples, she realizes how much she wants to fall in love.
Angel meets her match in more ways than one.

has been working behind the scenes, manipulating fate to help his
friends find their happiness. But as he works to make everyone else
happy, he’s hiding his own pain. So focused on concealing the
truth, his relationship with Gavin suffers because of it.

Angel and Cameron in the spectacular conclusion of Amy K. McClung’s
The Southern Devotion series, as this group of friends battle to find
their happily ever afters.

K. McClung was born in Nashville, TN. She is the second oldest of
four girls and occasionally suffers from middle child syndrome. She
met the love of her life online in August of 2004, on his birthday of
all days, and married him in September 2005. Currently they have no
human children only the room full of colourful robots that transform
into vehicles and the large headed Pop Funko's who represent their
favourite characters. Collecting movies, shotglasses, Pop Funkos, and
dust bunnies are some of her favourite pastimes. She began writing in
September of 2011 and independently published her first YA novel
called Cascades of Moonlight, Book one of the Parker Harris Series
the following May. Her first book was a means of therapy for her as
it enabled her to escape reality for a while during a difficult
transition in her life.

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Famous Inspirational Quotes by Melanie Johnson and Jenn Foster

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Fiction, Self Help, Motivational
Elite Online Publishing
March 10, 2019

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the Authors

Bestselling Authors, Melanie Johnson & Jenn Foster, owners of Elite Online
Publishing, an independent boutique publishing company. Elite has published
over 75 #1 BESTSELLING books for authors on Amazon. Both Single Moms, Melanie
and Jenn started their business hosting a book writing retreat in the Dominican
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entrepreneurs, innovators and growth seekers. Jenn & Melanie have been
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Moonlight Moments by Emily Bowie

Title: Moonlight Moments
Series: Steele Family #2
Author: Emily Bowie
Genre: New Adult Romance
Release Date: May 15, 2019


Falling in love could be more dangerous than the past they

Criminal, liar, a fraud are all things that can be said
about Kellen Steele. It takes all but three seconds for the notorious bad boy
of Three Rivers to set his sights on Sloan Tate.

She is to be his distraction, to help him pull off his
biggest lie, which is also his greatest achievement.

Sloan Tate knows how to handle herself. Not looking to
settle anywhere never mind down with anyone. Her plan? Close up her late
Granny’s estate and leave town as fast as she came.

Sloan knows each day she stays in Three Rivers her past is
bound to catch up with her.

Powerless against the chemistry wrapping them together,
Kellen and Sloan must decide exactly what they're willing to lose in order to
win each other.

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Author Bio

Emily Bowie is from a small town in Western Canada. She has
been making characters come to life through her writing since she was old
enough to put her thoughts on paper.  She loves her white wine cold, her
heels red, and her books spicy.

She married her high school sweetheart and they have two
amazing children.

She is the author to the Bennett Brothers Series.

Recklessly Mine, Recklessly Forbidden, & Recklessly

When she is not writing she can be found reading a good
book, making digital scrapbooks and being physically active—whether it is at
the gym, going for a walk, or playing /keep up with her children.

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Struck by Emma Louise

Title: Struck
Series: Flawed Love #3
Author: Emma Louise
Genre: Contemporary Romance

Cover Design: Mary Ruth, Passion Creations
Release Date: May 30, 2019



Gym rat.


I’ve been
called them all.

Until one-night
changes everything. Changes me.

Trying to
drown a broken heart in cheap whiskey and a willing body leaves me with the
last thing I ever expected.

All that
matters now is my son. There’s no room for anything, or anyone else.

Until her.

A free
spirit. A nomadic soul.

intrigues me. She excites me. She’s everything I never knew I needed.

In the end,
loving her was the easy part. It was letting her go that almost ruined me.

is a surprise baby/single dad romance and can be read as a complete standalone.

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Author Bio

A long time
lover of all things romance, Emma Louise is a book blogger turned debut writer.
She’s a die hard bibliophile, addicted to tea (Real British tea) and speaks
fluent sarcasm.

She lives
with her husband, three children and overgrown puppy in South Wales, UK.

Having been
an avid reader for as long as she can remember, she’s recently decided to try
her hand at writing a love story of her own.

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