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Archive for August 22nd, 2017

Blood Vector

Blood Vector

By Sci-Fi Thriller/Horror

Genre: Robert Kiesling

What if you were given the darkest secret of the world and it turned out to be you?

Three People. One Chance. On the verge of losing her sanity from visions of otherworldly creatures destroying mankind, journalist Khloe Marks discovers that those who share her rare blood type also have the nightmares.

Her search for the connection between them leads to a disgraced lawyer, locked away in a mental institution for his belief that a young girl is the key to stopping the imminent destruction of mankind. Together, they must solve an ancient mystery to save humanity—even if it costs them their own lives. If they fail: In Memory of Man

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About the Author

ROBERT KIESLING
Science Fiction Author, Trial Lawyer

FACT SHEET:

Books published to date:
3

First Original:

Blood Vector (2017)
In Memory of Man: Dawn of AI (2017)
In Memory of Man (2007)

Career:
Criminal/Family Law

Trial Lawyer – 13 years

Smith & Carlson – 1 year
Law Offices of RRK – 12 years

Degrees:
Michigan State University, J.D.
Northern Michigan University, B.A. in Political Science

Licenses:
State Bar of Texas – 2004-Present

Born:
Detroit, MI

Family:

Father was a high school football coach and school teacher, mother was an HR manager. Robert is the second of two children.

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EXCERPT

The rope ladder swayed back and forth as the woman relentlessly moved up the sheer cliff rung by rung. Her fear and horror increased as the dangerous ascent brought her closer to the cave the elders had warned to avoid. Anyone who dared to enter the sacred place faced death, for it held within it the monstrous creatures of legend, the Asakkus—those that would bring about mankind’s destruction. If the visions that drove her to seek out the cave were right, it meant they were coming, and everything was soon to end.

The chill wind whipped down from the snow-capped peaks of the Rocky Mountains, stinging her skin as it howled and swirled across the desert towards her, its intensity increasing to nearly gale force. A strong gust hammered against her back and she instinctively tightened her grasp on the wooden rung, leaning into the cliff’s face, knuckles white from the exertion.

She was almost two hundred feet up, and the rocks below looked dark red in the failing light. The woman closed her eyes. Don’t fall. One slip and they would break her body to pieces. She glanced up at the top of the cliff.

Only fifty feet more.

Only fifty feet and she would reach the cave, finally learning the truth that surrounded the beings she had dreamt of; the creatures her people had created folklore about for centuries.

A high-pitched scream shattered the landscape. The woman immediately ducked her head. Feeling exposed, she scrambled up the ladder as fast as she could, scraping her cold hands against the cliff’s jagged edges and bruising her knees but oblivious to any pain because that shriek had not been human.

Moments later she reached the top and pulled herself up onto a flat ledge. The woman crouched down, breathing deeply in both fear and anticipation, continuing to listen for confirmation. Within seconds another inhumanly loud shrill echoed through the air. She pressed her fingers into her ears to muffle the piercing sound. When she dropped her hands, she noticed her fingertips were smeared with watery blood.

It had to be the Asakku.

She walked toward the mouth of the cave, hoping she wasn’t too late. In addition to the drawings and countless stories that drove her pursuit, the discovery of an elongated skull by her father in this very same region had created an unstoppable obsession to find one alive.

The woman had been bravely coming to the caves year after year. Each time gaining the courage to venture furtherand explore, hoping to catch a glimpse of the Asakku. The woman had to know what she was facing; then there would be an answer exposing their weakness. She must not fail if the human race was to survive.

I would like to thank Sage’s Book Tours for the opportunity to share this book.

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Murder at the River Bend Retirement Resort by Stan Schatt

When a very disagreeable resident of the exclusive River Bend Retirement Resort is murdered, bestselling mystery writer Miriam Lipsky has to find the real killer to save her dear friend from prison. She finds the retirement home seethes with intrigue, passion, and jealousy. To make matters worse, it’s hard to distinguish what residents actually saw from what they imagined.

Miriam finds she has to search for the killer while juggling an autistic grandson, a divorced daughter with a tendency to choose the wrong man, her best friend’s overly friendly husband, and a stalker who who leaves her more and more threatening notes. To make matters worse, her rabbi who won’t take no for an answer when it comes to fixing her up.

Miriam, a widow after a disastrous marriage, has given up on love. Just when she is sure that part of her life is over, someone new appears from a very unexpected place.

Murder at the River Bend Retirement Resort is a cozy mystery with a sleuth who has to learn on the job. Despite her best intentions, Miriam makes mistake after mistake and yet moves ever closer to discovering a cold blooded killer who has no remorse.

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 Stan Schatt

Author’s Bio

Stan Schatt has written forty books on a wide variety of topics including science fiction, mysteries, a chapter book for children, a YA novel, biographies of Michael Connelly and Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., and books on technology and career changing. His love for teaching is reflected in outstanding teaching awards he received from the University of Southern California and DeVry Institute of Technology.

Rather than having one career, Schatt has had several. He has worked as an autopsy assistant, an English professor, a software trainer, a law enforcement administrator, a market research executive, and a sales manager. He spent the last two decades as a technology analyst or ‘futurist” trying to figure out what future technologies will be successful.

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My Review

5 stars

Miriam Lipsky is a retired author that writes mystery stories with the main character Detective Romeo Winston. Miriam gets the call that a friend of hers in the retirement resort is being accused of murdering another resident. Well, she writes about murder, why not look into the murder herself? Miriam learns the hard way that writing about and taking part in an investigation are completely different. If this is not enough on her plate, Miriam also has a divorced daughter and autistic grandson at home to take care of too.

There is a lot wrapped up in this story. Miriam is relatively famous for her mysteries. She learns that her friend is being accused of a murder of someone in the same retirement home. Miriam decides to help her friend out when he doesn’t have any money to hire an investigator and gets a bit of an eye opener with operations and staff at the nursing home and when someone wants to silence her. There are a lot of suspects and a lot of information to go through to make sure she has the right person.

But as important has it is to find the real killer, Miriam has her hands full at home too. Her daughter is divorced and has bad taste in men. She also brings an autistic son to Miriam’s home. She also has her hands full with a friends over attentive husband and the town sheriff too.

This is a great story rich with details. The retirement home rang true for me since I worked in one for a very short time with I was a teenager. I loved how Miriam learned from all the mistakes she made in her investigations, it made her more real. This is a great story and I can’t wait to read more adventures with Miriam.

I received Murder at the River Bend Retirement Resort from the author for free. This has in no way influenced my opinion of this book.

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