By Lynda Aicher On Sep 11 2012, 3:00 am
September 11th – what an ominous date for a book release. Because let’s be honest, buying a book on this day is not the first thing on people’s minds. Even eleven years later, America is still impacted by the events of that day. It’s darkly iconic in a way that nothing in our recent history has surpassed. And thank the universe for that, since we really don’t need or want an event that outshines that attack in our country.
However, that statement right there brings to mind the countless other tragedies and events that have happened in the world since that day in 2001. Thousands of men and women have given their lives defending our freedoms, avenging that day and bringing liberty to others. There are controversies and arguments galore regarding the right of what the U.S. has done. And I won’t debate that. Everyone has an opinion and that is one of the often forgotten glories of the freedom we do have.
But I will take the time to say Thank You to all of the people who have sacrificed their time, hearts, families and too often, their lives, so that we may have a voice. So that I can write a book and have it published, my children can go to school and learn, and our little world can revolve within the blinders of peace that we wake up to every day.
Buying a new book just doesn’t seem high on the list of things to do on September 11th. So my book, Stone of Ascension, is releasing today, you say? Oh yeah. I’m supposed to be promoting that. Well, just like all the silent men and women who fight for our freedom, there is a race of beings doing the same in the world of the Energens. They don’t want glory or recognition, it is simply the job they were born to do.
In real life and fiction, every war has two sides and each is convinced that they are right or there wouldn’t be a war. Conviction that strong ensures that many tragedies will occur before victory is achieved. In my fictitious world, if we humans want to keep living with our peaceful blinders on, we better hope that the Energens prevail.
The Apocalypse is coming, but the question remains – when will it arrive and what will it look like when it does?
“I was smitten with this book from the first chapter and couldn’t put it down. The descriptive prose drew me into this alternate world view of Earth and left me reaching for more.” – 5 stars, Sensual Reads