Shay West’s sci-fi/fantasy series, The Portals of Destiny, kicked off this summer with book one, The Chosen. The series concerns creatures of five planets banding together to fight off the Mekans, great machines coming to mine and destroy the planets. Gentra is an underwater world of gelatinous creatures who rely on prophesy–and their prophesy is telling them that only the Chosen can save their world from the Mekans. But the problem is that the Chosen aren’t on Gentra: they’re on Kromin, a planet of clones; Volgon, a planet of reptilian war; Earth, post-global warming apocalypse; and Astra, a world similar to Earth if society had never progressed from the middle ages–and if magic existed. Continue reading
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The Chosen by Shay West
Astra. Kromin. Volgon. Earth. To each of the four planets are sent four Guardians, with one mission: to protect and serve the Chosen, those unwitting champions of prophecy who alone can save the galaxy from the terrifying Mekans. But the signs of prophecy have not yet appeared, and the decision to send the Guardians early could doom all in the galaxy to death.
Sex and Death in the American Novel by Sarah Martinez
Vivianna Post is the family anomaly. Daughter of a Pulitzer Prize winner and an academic, she has never quite fit her parents’ expectations as a free-spirited erotica writer. When Vivianna encounters the award-winning author Jasper Caldwell at a nightclub, all she wants is to blame him for blowing off her brother at a writers’ conference the year before and possibly causing his suicide. But as the night—and then the weeks—wear on, Vivianna finds herself drawn to Jasper in ways she cannot understand. When their differences—literary and sexual—threaten to pull Vivianna and Jasper apart, Jasper rediscovers Alejandro, an old friend who just might have the power to complete them both in every way. Using quotes and references to classic erotic and literary icons, Sex and Death in the American Novel is on one level an unconventional romance and on another a discussion of the merits of erotic literature.