Sunday, 13 March 2016

Cover Reveal - Unknown Reality by Kurt Chambers

I am so very excited to show off to the world the new cover for my sci-fi novel, Unknown Reality. Isn't it pretty! And just so perfect for the story. The cover artist, Dawne Dominique, is just spectacular. Every cover she has created for me has been just beyond perfect. If there are any authors out there who are seeking the perfect cover for their masterpiece, I would highly recommend giving Dawne a try. You couldn't work with a lovelier person who is so good at her job.  Don't just take my word for it, check out her site for yourself. DusktilDawn Designs.

So, let me tell you a bit about my new middle grade sci-fi novel. This is an exciting time for me. I am expecting my manuscript to return from the editor in the next week or so and I have this beautiful cover. There are still a million things to do, but there is finally an end in sight. The thing I am most excited about is being able to reach out to a whole new audience. My previous two published books, Truth Teller and The Wrath of Siren, are both from a fantasy series. I will soon have a stand-alone sci-fi novel to add to my collection.

Unknown Reality Blurb

Eleven-year-old Chloe gasps in awe at the magical splendour of the theatre performance, but her excitement soon vanishes during an autograph hunt and an encounter with the baddie from the show. His unbelievable claim of a flawed universe freaks her out. This starts a chain of unexplainable events that threaten to destroy the only reality Chloe has ever known.

Then, one night, they come for her.

Claiming to be her friends, the Scientists try to persuade Chloe her life was some kind of experiment that went horribly wrong, and a computer virus left her with no memory of this alien planet. Struggling to come to terms with a world she doesn’t understand, she is kidnapped from the futuristic outstation by a clan of Savages that live out in the wilderness. When confronted by a father and brother she never knew she had, she is torn between two cultures, none of which she wishes to be part of. All she wants is return to the only family she knew; a family that never really existed.

Sunday, 6 March 2016

Book Review: The Tears of San'Ferath by D. Thomas-Jerlo

General Information

Publisher: DusktilDawn Books
Year of publication: August 29th 2014
Number of chapters: 29
Author: D. Thomas-Jerlo

Plot summary: (blurb)

Allanoria is shifting into a new age—a world without mage’ic. For reasons unknown, I sense this is a passing phase, and that one day the land’s mage’ic will return. San’Ferath readies to succumb to my final spell, The Undying Sleep. Invoking such power shall end my life, but I go willingly, as does he, for when the need is shall he wake.

Positive points

This was a great high fantasy read. It had all the classic fantasy elements woven into an original story line. The thing that I liked best was the way I became emotionally involved with the characters. They were so well drawn out and so very believable. I admire any author that can create such colourful characters out of thin air and make the reader actually care for these people. This book made me laugh a lot, especially at the medieval cursing, and it also brought a tear to my eye. Very well done!

Negative points

I have to confess, I wasn't a massive fan of the summary chapter that explained some of the plot points at the end. Personally, I would have done this throughout the story, but it didn't take anything away from the story itself, so it was a minor issue for me. The whole story was very well written and edited from start to finish.

What makes this book unique

I liked the way it took all the fantasy elements and wove them into a good, original storyline. It worked really well.

Overall impression

If you are a high fantasy fan then this story is definitely for you! It has such great characters and a really well thought out plot. I enjoyed reading this story from the start. I highly recommend this well written book.  

My rating

It has to be five stars!

Available at

Amazon US

Amazon UK

Meet the author

As a best-selling and award nominated author of fantasy and paranormal, D. Thomas Jerlo's novels hook unsuspecting readers into worlds of mage'ic and refuses to let them go until that last page is read.

Although published in the United States, D. Thomas Jerlo is a Canadian author through and through.

Author Quote:  "Everything in life happens for a reason, be it good or bad, and
it's because of this we learn to never take anything for granted."