Junior Inquisitor

Junior Inquisitor

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Liza O'Connor's The Gods of Probabilities

Today, instead of me blathering away about the lack of organic, free-range Twinkies at Food Lion, I have a very dear friend and excellent writer Liza O'Connor promoting her latest book, The Gods of Probabilities. When I was just starting out; trying to become an author it was Liza who encouraged me, provided me advice, and helped me grow. She also suggested my excellent editor Danielle Fine, as a good match for my twisty style after several others did not work out. Liza is a prolific writer who likes to find love and romance in every imaginable situation. Even if you do not care for romance as a genre, you will enjoy her books as they are crafted with attention to detail, interesting premises, and for her historical novels, so much authenticity, you will swear you can hear horses clop past your window.
                                                      Take it away Liza


Meet Medusana & Lucifer


Medusana is a junior style officer. So while the Sr. Style Officer is on maternity leave, she takes her place on the Officers Round Table. Contrary to the evidence and the instructions of Captain Zousan, she declares Pane guilty of seven code violations, which angers our God Captain.

Excerpt 1:

What is your prime directive?” Zousan demanded.

To ensure we look like Gods,” she replied.

Second gripped her arm and whispered in her ear with great energy.

She paled. “Forgive me, Commander. My prime directive is to ensure the Path of Light and thus I find the unstylish fellow not guilty of all but violation seven. And to be honest, I will try, but I do not believe I can bring him into compliance with our style standard.”

The auditorium filled with chuckles at her conclusion.

Pane, if anything, grew smaller. His head hung in shame.

Then this court procedure is concluded. Second, you are to locate me a new style officer at once, someone less prejudicial who knows our prime directive without being told.”

(After complimenting Pane for a job well done, he noticed the young woman remains at the round table.)

I want her gone,” Zousan barked, pointing at Medusana. The pretty brunette looked at him, her eyes rounding in fear, and without another word she scurried from the room, her curls bouncing about like writhing snakes.

Excerpt ended:

When Zousan wants someone gone, he normally means sent through the next black hole they pass. Thus imagine his surprise when he later contacts the Dreams department only to find Medusana beneath the table servicing the worthless Poseidon Jr.

When he calls in Second to explain why she’s ‘not gone’ yet, Second admits she escaped a locked room, and the only way that could happen is if one of his security guys assisted her. It takes him a while, but he finds the culprit: Lucifer.

Lucifer has inserted a virus into the ship’s computer and threatens to kill everyone unless he and Medusana are allowed to leave the ship alive. After a bit of negotiation, Zousan agrees to send him to the closest planet, which he hopes is the nearby sun.

Excerpt 2:

Computer, state name of the planet closest to ship.”

Planet Zepwick.”

Damn it. I wanted him sent to the sun!”

You can’t change that, but you didn’t state when they’ll arrive. I can send them back to a time megazega-echons ago. That should keep them out of trouble.”

That’s not even possible.”

Oh, I can do it. However, established time doesn’t like having its data changed, so it ignores new input,” the female computer-voice explained in a tone one might use when talking to a child.

Zousan laughed at the computer’s brilliance. “Do it.” It was a clever solution. Lucifer and Medusana would arrive on an ice-cold barren planet with no way to influence, change or interact with it. He couldn’t have chosen a better Hell if he’d tried.

The Gods of Probabilities


Liza O’Connor


The Gods require a time shifter to ensure the Path of Light reigns during the final collapse of possibilities. To speed the process of finding an Oceanic with the specific talents needed, God DNA is induced in several batches of Oceanic eggs, resulting in a generation of brilliant tiny blue Oceanic children.

One charming boy named Drogan has the ability to manipulate quantum reality in ways that will strengthen the Path of Light. Only trouble is that his gift runs a high probability of killing him and wiping out the Path of Light for good.

While the bureaucratic Gods will try to assist, in Quantum all possibilities not only can, but do happen, so the future is never certain.

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About Author

Liza is a multiple genre author of 15 novels. A Late Victorian Series, The Adventures of Xavier & Vic, plus a spinoff, A Right to Love, is an ongoing series. A Long Road to Love is a humorous Contemporary Disaster Romance series (5 books). She has two single books. One is a humorous, bad boys contemporary novel with ghosts, called Ghost Lover, the other is Untamed & Unabashed, a spinoff from Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice.

Now, she’s rolling out her Science fiction series (with romance & humor) called The Multiverses. The first four books are slotted for last half of 2015. In addition she hopes, if she hasn’t dropped from exhaustion by then, to re-release a sometimes humorous/suspense thriller called Saving Casey.

Liza would love to know: What’s your favorite genre?

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As for me The Soulless Monk is back from Danielle for revisions, and with luck, it be ready to go by August. I still have to finalize the cover, work on some ads, and line up bloggers for a blog tour, but I am headed towards the finish and soon The Soulless Monk, #2 of the Inquisitor Series, will be ready for purchase by you.

Saturday, June 20, 2015

M.Y. David's BoBo

As this is a short story it is tough to describe this story with out spoilers. It Begins with a father reading a bedtime story to his son, when his son starts talking about his imaginary friend, “Bobo.” Only maybe Bobo isn't really imaginary. I found this to be a rapid read, maybe ten minutes for me. The setup was well done, the payoff was a bit abrupt for me, but overall a good story. It'll be worth watching this author for his future work, and buying his previous story.
                                                       4 Stars.



                                                               Price - free

Where – Smashwords https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/548543

I'm going to be doing some training with the Dutch at the behest of the U.S. Army, so it maybe a bit before I post again. I will be very busy learning new drinking songs, and sometimes that takes a while.

Speaking of beer, how about putting a bit of coin in my pocket, so I won't have to drink Schaffer Light or National Bohemian or even Schlitz, and be ridiculed by my classmates. This isn't just for me, but to uphold the pride of the U.S. Army!
                                                  Now just 2.99!


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Wednesday, June 17, 2015

My review of David Rodger's “God Seed”

As we write in similar genres, I follow David Rodger on social media. Recently he held a contest and I won a free copy of his book “God Seed.” He did not ask me to write a review, but I enjoyed the book so much I decided to do so.



God Seed is Cthulhu, cyberpunk, and Sci-Fi wrapped into one fantastic story. In the not to distant future a documentary film maker Adam Kyle is on assignment, filming a team of corporate mercenaries on what is supposed to be their last mission before retiring. Inevitably things go wrong, dozens are killed and Adam is on the run with the last living member of the team, Kurt Hansen. Law enforcement, corporate spies, wet work teams, and something not human are all hunting Adam and Kurt. The chase goes from London, to Florida, to Cairo, to the Hygens Space station orbiting Titan.

Rodger's world is one of shadows and double dealing, cloak and dagger. No one is as they seem and everyone has a tainted past and secrets. There are numerous of twists and turns, not for the sake of obfuscation by the author, but because Adam Kyle lives in a very dark murky land and that is just the way things are. Reveals are not there just to jar the reader and keep them off balance, but are natural, and believable.

The action is tight and fast paced, once you start reading you will not want to stop until the last line. I will be adding more of David's books to my collection and you should as well. Yep, another 5 star book.

So what about me and my book? Where can you get it?

Glad you asked, cause it's now just 2.99

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Sunday, June 7, 2015

Beneath a Sunless Sky by Jessica Alter

Beneath a Sunless Sky is a coming of age story in the same way Dune is a story of a boy named Paul becoming a man. Under Jess' careful hand, the story, Remy, the main character, and all of the other inhabitants of this world come alive. Almost everyone lives in a dome controlled by a central computer, placed into a rather rigid caste system depending upon skills and testing. At the same time what appears to be a utopia has a dark side, and there are hints the central computer is acting more of a puppet master, than benevolent deity. Information has been suppressed, history sanitized, and the obstinate eradicated. This is not a free society, but one where obedience is compelled.

Remy was on track to become one of the leaders, a member of the highest caste when a freak accident, an impossible accident, causes brain damage that even the best doctors can not fix. Yet, healing does occur, she remembers more and more of what she was and the knowledge she had before the accident. Despite her improvements, for some reason she can not pass the central computer's standardized test for even the most basic level of citizenship.

Remy's biggest problem, and one she does even seem to quite understand is that men want to possess her, like a trophy. They do not want her love, marriage is only offered as a gilded cage, These men want to collect her, own her. It is from this many of her problems spring forth.

Remy is penned in detail, she is real, alive. She makes mistakes, and shows brilliant flashes of insight, she can both be the naive little sister and the ingenue. She picks fight where she shouldn't and avoids help when she should. She comes across as fallible, human.

This is not a fast read with lots of explosions and pirates fighting ninjas, this is a thinking book one best digested over time. Even after you put it down, it will linger with you asking questions, fostering internal debates on the nature of people, how civil society is versus how it should be, and why did Remy make a particular choice.

For me, a book that lingers, that I remember long after I hit “The End,” is the best type to read, even if there were no dinosaur rampages or zombie outbreaks. It is well worth the three dollars it is currently priced at Amazon.