The Adventures of Ichabod Temperance by Ichabod Temperance

1.  Please tell us about your book—title, genre, and storyline.  Is your book a short story, novel, and/or a part of a series?  Hello Jessica! Thank you for allowing me to be a part of your lovely blog. I have a steampunk paranormal series entitled, ‘The Adventures of Ichabod Temperance’.The first is titled ‘A Matter of Temperance’. The rest have titles in that vein. The first book is predominantly adventure, with elements of humor, but the books have gotten progressively more laden with humor as they go. There is an ongoing storyline of an innocent love affair between Ichabod and Persephone, but each is a stand alone, themed adventure. The first, is Lovecraftian in nature, followed by a story of megalomaniacal madmen. Book three is a humorous homage to ‘The War of the Worlds’. The fourth book involves a Victorian era London detective of some notoriety, and my ‘work in progress’ is a non-serious incursion upon the vampire genre.

2.  How long did it take you to write this book?  It usually takes me a month or so to write a book from beginning to end. Then I have to go back and work on it for another six weeks. I then have to get away from it for about six months, and return to find all the errors I missed the first time.

3.  Where do you find your inspirations?  In my friends! I populate my novels with people I know. I find it so much easier to bring that character to life if it is a real person to begin with.

4.  Are you self-published?  Yes, Ma’am.

 

A Lost Kitten by Jessica Kong

 

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Readers are excited about A Lost Kitten!

 

From the very beginning of this book to the very end, the dynamic scene-building, character dialogue, descriptions and personalities of the characters are alive. Every time I wanted to leave off somewhere and read more of this book later, I found myself looking at the clock and realizing how late it was.  But I couldn’t stop.”

John and Jasira’s unusual relationship is believable and quite passionate.  Love does indeed conquer all, including Jasira’s lack of visible body.  The love story forms the heart and soul of the book, sandwiched between galactic warfare scenes which rather paled in comparison to the fervent love story.”

Loved, loved, loved this fantasy romance book. It has enough steamy romance to suit me, but not over the top. Not often you find a book that will keep your interest from beginning to end, but trust me this book did just that and more. In fact I just may read it again!!!”

This book should be made into a movie!! A Lost Kitten transported me into a world of fantasy that I could only dream of. Read how Jessica Kong masterfully tests her complex characters’ limits by thrusting them in dangerous situations. It was fast paced and action packed. Expect to be awed by her use of powerful literary techniques, which were well placed, as they are subtly interwoven into the book.”

It was with some trepidation that I started this book as I am not particularly a fan of the Sci-Fi genre. However, within a few pages I became engrossed in the narrative as the opening adventure had me gripped. Even so, I then started to relate the story to the Star Wars style of many years ago. But the dawning realization that the leading character John McCall is not wholly human, which incidentally begins to give a clue as to the connection to the title of the book, takes the reader on to another plane.”

I loved this book. It has the depth and pace of a Lord of the Rings Trilogy…and so visual it would make a fantastic movie script. There is something for everyone: spacecraft, humanoids, aliens, ghosts…and handsome hero and heroine. There is love and loss and all the human elements wrapped in the sensuous down to the soap and scent of essential and recognizable human everyday and luxury things. Along with the fantasy there are elements that are familiar and these juxtaposition to create the solid ground to remind the reader that all things are taken into consideration here. Pine. Vanilla. Lilac blossom and the scent of a woman. There are even bracelets that have spells on them. I just loved the idea of that.”

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A Child Lost in Flight by Mohan K

 

 

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A Child Lost in Flight written by Mohan K. is about the worst tragedy an individual could ever experience.  The loss of a child is like losing a part of yourself, a part of your soul.  That void can never be refilled, no matter how many children you have, or how long you live.  However, if given the time to grieve properly, then the pain would lessen.

This grieving period is not the same for everyone, nor do we grieve alike.  Each person must find their own path to inner peace.  For some it would take a few months before they could move onward, for others a few years.  Eventually one learns to live with the loss and move forward.

A Child Lost in Flight is about the loss of Mohan’s firstborn child and the path he was thrown onto in search of inner peace.  This story engages the reader from the beginning.  Any parent with a sympathetic heart would be touched by this incident.  How can they not be?  We have all flown with small children.  It could happen to anyone.

I, myself, have three children, and children are my weakness.  Normally, I stay away from stories with sad plots that involve children.  They give me nightmares and haunt me for several days.  For this reason only, I give this book four stars.  DO NOT allow my personal feelings keep you from reading ‘A Child Lost in Flight’.  I feel EVERYONE SHOULD READ this book.  Knowledge is power.  And this book opens your eyes to many things that we take for granted on a daily basis.

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The Trial of Tompa Lee by Edward Hoornaert

 

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Have you read a good book lately? I have.

 

The Trial of Tompa Lee  is a superbly written, well-paced Science Fiction by Edward HoornaertWith an artistic flare of conveying imagery, Mr. Hoornaert convincingly transports a reader into a world where an orphaned girl named Tompa Lee tries to raise herself from poverty and make a name for herself in what she perceives as the perfect career in the Commerce Space Navy.

On her first visit to an alien planet, Tompa comes across alien radicals whose hatred, misunderstandings, and distrust of humans is blatantly obvious.  When a grenade explodes in a local bar killing aliens and humans alike, the Space Navy is quick to point the finger on Tompa Lee to appease the aliens and salvage any trading opportunities.  Betrayed by her superiors, Tompa must now prove her innocence by surviving the aliens’ trial by death hearing.

Will justice be served?  Or will Tompa Lee be just another victim of being in the ‘wrong place at the wrong time’?  To find out read The Trial of Tompa Lee.  It’s sure to keep you coming back for more.

 

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