Saturday, July 21, 2012

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Stella speaks to me when I least expect to hear her.  Sometimes I'm able to ignore her and get on with my day.  Other times, she demands attention.  Today she said, "Okay, T.  I know you've had a lot going on.  I know you're a busy person, juggling many things in your life right now, but come on.  Let's finish this!  People need to hear the next part of my story!  So sit your ass down and start typing.  I'll tell you what to write, it's like taking dictation.  Easy-peasy."

All right, Stella.  Let's do this.  But before I get going, I'd like to share some stellar reviews from a reader that popped up on Goodreads and Amazon this week.  I'm guessing it's the same person, but I could be wrong.  The reader is my perfect target audience and it absolutely warms the cockles of my heart that I was able to share Stella's story with them.  Thanks for reading and leaving ratings/reviews!  It really helps boost exposure to other readers.  Now I'm off to write!

This review is from: MONAD 12.21.12 (Kindle Edition)
Absolutely extraordinary book. I finished this book in a day - I never do that! You get some Norse mythology, spirituality, toss in some religion, a little science and you have a really great read. If you have an open mind to spirituality, reincarnation, past life regression, and have a quest for knowledge this book is all that and more. Written very casually you are easily swept up in Stella's life. I felt a very real connection to the characters. This book is in no way preachy or judgemental. The only problem with this book - it ended! Far to soon! I am anxiously awaiting the next one to come out.......

Jul 18, 12
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Read from July 16 to 18, 2012

WoW! Absolutely loved this book! This had all the elements in it I love. Spirituality, religion, a little science, fate, reincarnation - extraordinary.
It's the story of Stella's reincarnated life - but can she change fate? Stella is the product of a scientific group seeking the ability to reincarnate people. Wouldn't life be better if we could remember our past lives? or would it? It's about changing your fate - or can you? The book was well written in an easy style, the characters are real and the ending was well - frustrating!! It ended!! I cannot wait until the next book comes out. I got Monad from ENT for $0.00 - I would purchase the next book - it's that great!!

Friday, July 06, 2012

Latest Review by Erika from Suddenly Books

Since the close of 2012, there have been a number of books published that deal with the end of times, mainly that prophecy based off the Mayan calendar. This is one of them.

I have read three books in the past year whose plots are based off this prophecy. T. Anderson's version dealing with a conspiracy and the reincarnation of Stella Steinar, is so far the smartest, most down to earth approach. You wont find any shape-shifters or crazy disaster scenarios. There are no blow-em up, shoot em down scenes. If you're looking for that I'm sure there are plenty of books out there. This one however, deals with a group of people and the clandestine efforts they put into sorting out a conspiracy that puts all their lives on the table. Perhaps there are also a few crazy scientists. But, that's besides the point.

I enjoyed The Awakening of Stella Steinar and there were a few things that really stood out for me. For one, is the relationship between Stella and Aron, two twins who until they begin college and are roomed together have never met and didn't know about each other's existence. This relationship is really what grabbed me at the start of the book and made me keep reading. I connected with both of them and enjoyed watching them work together and figure out what was going on all while simultaneously trying to "throw off" the bad guy. It did bother me a little that they both got along almost immediately. I don't know how I'd react if I suddenly found out I had an identical twin. I do think though that their relationship was fun to watch and that was more important to me while reading the book.

The second aspect of the book that really worked for me was the reincarnation aspect and how that played into Stella's "awakening". What the group finds out at the end of the book was a twist I didn't see coming. Either the author really knew how to divert my attention from what was really going on or I am not as an ostute observer as I believed to be. Either way I thought it was pretty cool.

This book was really interesting and had a lot of things that might pull a reader in - the 2012 Mayan prophecy, religion and reincarnation, conspiracies, relationships. It's all there. This is the first book by T. Anderson and although I felt the author still has room for improvement with regards to writing style it was a good start and very well thought out plot with some interesting characters to throw in the mix.

Suddenly Books: Book Review: MONAD 12.21.12 by T. Anderson: Publishing Info: Title - MONAD 12.21.12: The Awakening of Stella Steinar Author - T. Anderson Publisher - Sunbury Press Date Published...