Monday, February 8, 2016

February 8th 2016 - Monday Meet the Authors

Hi, it’s Christina!

It’s Monday! I’ve looked back at the past few weeks’ worth of Monday Meet the Authors and I realized I seem to have been neglecting the menfolk, so today’s post will feature the guys.

Alexander Paw
First up is Alexander Paw. Alex and his wife live in Thailand, and to say Alex’s an interesting guy, would be an understatement, but I think you’ll get the same vibe when you read about his books. Don’t let them scare you off, he’s truly a sweetie-pie (but don’t tell him I said so). 

I guess the way Amazon Thailand sets up their books is a little different than they do here or in Europe, but since all his books kinda tie in to each other, the brief description should give you the gist. If you’re looking for unicorns and rainbows, keep right on scrolling, ‘cause ya ain’t gunna find that here.

Dance with the Devil on a Pale Moon’s Light, Human Killers tells a story about a young boy whose life becomes transform by the Devil who finds out all too late the Devil is the father of the lie always has and until the end of time will be.

Ladyman (Dance with the Devil Book 2): Ninety-nine years after his control over me has stopped, I feel truly comfortable with myself. I needed that closure. When you have lived with the devil nearly all your life, and you somehow escape him, it is important to see him hurled into the abyss of total darkness. His death and power, over me destroyed.

One Shoe in Thailand: A trip into the underbelly of the sex trade in Thailand.

The Maze: A journey into the darkness of a man’s mind.

Doug Cooper
Next up in this brofest is Doug Cooper, husband, dad, author, professor and chemical engineer, who hails from Connecticut. As a wide-eyed child, Doug was able to experience an Apollo launch, which sparked his imagination, and ultimately led him to become an author of SciFi thrillers. 

I will be listing his books out of order because, two years after the release of Crystal Deception, and after pressure from his fans who wanted a back story of some of his main characters, Doug released the series prequel – Crystal Horizon. So, if you’ll forgive my slight OCD tendencies, I am going to list his books in chronological story order as opposed to publication order.

Crystal Horizon: A Short Prequel to Crystal Deception: This prequel takes place five years before the time of Crystal Deception, where we meet Cheryl as a captain of a military space cruiser and Sid as a covert warrior for the Defense Specialists Agency.

We learn in Crystal Deception that Sid and Cheryl have a shared history and, in particular, a romantic relationship that has somehow gone awry. In this prequel, we join them on the day they first meet and we experience that history with them.

Crystal Deception: Criss lives in a special kind of prison. He can see and hear everything around the world. Yet a mesh restrains his reach and keeps him cooperative. His creator, Dr. Jessica Tallette, believes his special abilities offer great promise for humanity. But she fears the consequences of freeing him, because Criss, a sentient artificial intelligence with the intellect of a thousand humans, is too powerful to control.

Guided by her scientific training, Tallette works cautiously with Criss. That is, until the Kardish, an otherwise peaceful race of alien traders, announce they want him. With technologies superior to Earth’s, the Kardish express their desires with ominous undertones.

The Union of Nations is funding Tallete’s artificial intelligence research, and she turns to them for help. Sid, a special agent charged with leading the response, decides Earth’s greatest weapon is the very AI the aliens intend to possess. But what happens when an irresistible force meets an immovable object? And what is humanity’s role if an interstellar battle among titans starts to rage?

Crystal Conquest: Aliens fire the first shots in their invasion of Earth, and that’s when Criss realizes he’s outmatched. He spent years preparing for this moment, working with his human leadership to develop weapons and refine strategies. Created with the thinking and reasoning ability of a thousand people, Criss never expected the invaders to arrive with an artificial intelligence that dwarfed his capabilities, nor did he expect to be the target of their vengeance. 

When he squares off against the alien Goliath to protect the world, defeat is certain. Or is it? Together with Sid, Cheryl, and Juice—a covert operative, Fleet officer, and crystal scientist—Criss struggles to defeat the aggressors and save civilization from annihilation. But can he outsmart the alien intelligence in a titanic battle of wits? And can he do so before Earth lies in ruins?

Jason Thibodeaux
Last, but certainly not least, we have Jason Thibodeaux. Our Texas raised author is a husband and dad, and a HUGE supporter of other authors. Through social media, I have known Jason for a little less than a year, and in that time, he has faithfully supported me and my writing. However, I have yet to see him promote any of his own work, which is a shame, because he is a gifted and talented writer in his own right. Jason’s books cater to younger readers.

Detective Shannon in Who Stole the Cookies From The Cookie Jar: Who stole the cookies from the cookie jar? Detective Shannon is on the case to find the culprit . Follow Detective Shannon as she searches her home for the usual and unusual subjects.

The Incident at Bottomless Lakes New Mexico: An Elephant-like alien name Trusk comes to Earth in search for the Utopian Hyrule Princess Calista , who is a lioness like alien who crashed landed on Earth. Trusk arrives at The Bottomless Lakes State Park near Roswell Air Force Base. Trusks arrival sparks fear and first contact which alerts military and government officials. A Reporter, Cherry Hill, covering the Incident at Bottomless Lakes befriends him and helps him to find his Princess before The Utopian Armada comes to Earth to dominate Earth unless the Princess is returned.

Encounter at Canyon City (Incident at Bottomless Lakes Book 2): After the events of the incident of Bottomless Lakes New Mexico the Big Elephant Alien Trusk, that caused the prom a few months ago, is back and he's not alone to search for unrecovered alien technology. They befriend a boy and his family and run into old enemies and a new enemy with a dastardly plan.

Xura's Quest: Xura's Trials: A young beautiful amazon warrior, named Xura to her Father and the Herotopian Tribunal Council, must face trials to prove that she can be a hero in a land that does not deem her kind a hero.

So there you have it, the “boys” are represented. Hopefully you, or one of the younger readers you know, will find something which sparks your interest.

Until next time… wishing you a wonderful day and Happy Writing!