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07/15/14: Free Book -E-Book @ Smashwords Use The CODE

Cripple-Mode:Hot Electric by Jerry Dobias is a Science Fiction Fantasy targeting the broader definition of Young Adult; from middle to high end. The completed manuscript is 250,000 words and bears some resemblence to the Juvinile Science Fiction novels of Robert Heinlein and has been described as bearing some resemblence to Frank Herbert's Dune.

Travis Lucia Hamilton-McQueen is a teen caught up in a strange circumstance. She has awakened from a coma to find everything out of control; her memories have been overwritten with another person's and she's battling to get her life back. It is no help that her Grandfather is a suspected mass murderer; her father is a convicted killer; and she is a clone who has apparently been bouncing illegally in and out of JumpSpace, which makes her a suspected terrorist. She suspects she is fitting into the family just fine. However there are more urgent issues because she's brought along a rider and eventually she'll discover she has three parasites sharing her body. Several agencies, including those responsible for engineering her existence, are interested in what she hosts. No one wants to share and everyone is willing to sacrifice the host if it comes down to that.

Travis will have to fight in order to live long enough to attempt to figure out who she is in a universe that will not allow time for someone to find herself.

Cripple-Mode:Hot Electric is the first novel of a trilogy followed by the second Cripple-Mode:Electric Touche and the third is presently under way with the Working title of Cripple-Mode:Spooky Action.

Thank you for considering this in your reading list. Enjoy.

For free copies of the Cripple-Mode Ebooks use the following codes at Smashwords.

Cripple-Mode: Electric Touche Book Two Code:: VH48C

Cripple-Mode: Hot Electric Book One Code:: RW100

If you have time; a review or comment would be appreciated.
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07/15/14: Some thoughts on Publishers and Agents

None of my thoughts on writing are original.
Here are some resources I often take thoughts from.
I neither endorse all thier notions nor blame them for mine.
They Just are: for you to check out.

Wiki
Tara K. Harper
Hugh Howey
John Scalzi
Charlie Stross
Robert Sawyer
Jeffrey A. Carver
After visiting several other sites; these are some thoughts about publishers and agents.
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07/01/14: Science Fiction Author -Links to Wiki-articles III

Links
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07/01/14: Science Fiction Author -Links to Wiki-articles II

Links
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06/30/14: Science Fiction Author -Links to Wiki-articles

Links
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01/01/14: Authors: I Have Read

In no particular order.
I'm beginning a page of authors I've read with links.  I'm not endorsing the links just the authors.

It may take me a while to complete this page...
This is a random listing I'm not playing favorites here. Though most if not all of these authors line my bookshelves.



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09/15/13: Cripple-Mode:Series




Travis Lucia Hamilton-McQueen is a teen caught up in a strange circumstance. She has awakened from a coma to find everything out of control; her memories have been overwritten with another person's and she's battling to get her life back. It is no help that her Grandfather is a suspected mass murderer; her father is a convicted killer; and she is a clone who has apparently been bouncing illegally in and out of JumpSpace, which makes her a suspected terrorist. She suspects she is fitting into the family just fine. However there are more urgent issues because she's brought along a rider and eventually she'll discover she has three parasites sharing her body. Several agencies, including those responsible for engineering her existence, are interested in what she hosts. No one wants to share and everyone is willing to sacrifice the host if it comes down to that.

Travis will have to fight in order to live long enough to attempt to figure out who she is in a universe that will not allow time for someone to find herself.

Now someone expects her to do their dirty work and won't take no for an answer.

The parasitic children of the JumpSpace Entities, are the cause of half her problems and she'd love to be rid of them; except that there's a fine line between them and what makes her what she is. They brought her father's memories into her mind and without those memories she has nothing and she might return to a mindless coma.

The three agencies that claim responsibility for her creation are expecting her to tow the line with them and several other organizations would use her or kill her if she won't work with them. Some of those have raised the bar by threatening anyone near her. Everyone thinks they own her.

She must question what constitutes property and what defines sentient and sapient and then whether a being who is both should be owned by anyone; and then she must decide if she intends on freeing herself alone or all the other cloned life-forms created by man and held in slavery.
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09/01/13: Places of interest::

Dean Wesley Smith
Ella Distribution
Cassandra Marshall: When To Give Up On A Book
A. Sparrow-Facebook
Gargon Buster aka 51 grammatical definitions
Passive Voice
Effect vs Affect (Obviously I'm still working this one out.) To the effect of being affected.
Weird stuff and it takes long time to load
Genre Fiction Rules
Genre categories agent query
Genre categories cuebon.com
Genre fiction categories WD
Library of Congress Genre Term List
Genre Category List
Dummies guide to genre lists
Big fat fiction genre lists
Hard vs Soft SF
Hard vs Soft SF@ asimovs.com
Hard sf on wiki
Genre fiction on wiki
Genre fiction vs literature


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07/27/13: original icon


COVERS
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07/27/13: New Cripple-Mode icon idea

COVERS
COVERS

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