Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Are humans merely alien slaves? Reader by Erec Stebbins #amreading #bookreview

I was given a copy of this ebook by the author in exchange for a fair and honest review.

Ambra Dawn is abducted as a child from her home by the Men in Black. Her parents are murdered and she is taken for "treatment" of the brain tumor that is stealing her sight to a government-run institution. It is there that she finds out the truth. She is merely a pawn in a much larger garme.

Instead of removing her brain tumor, the scientists instead extend her skull encouraging it to grow! The poor child's eyesight is a small price to pay in the eyes of her captors, for you see that tumor provides her sixth sense. One they want her to develop so she will be of use to the alien race that has REALLY been running our planet for centuries. Ambra Dawn's life becomes one of torture, neglect and degradation, until the day they disover her real value.

This is a very original work of speculative fiction. It is dark. Very dark. And not just because of Ambra Dawn's loss of sight. (Pun intended.) It is bleak. And only at the end do you find any hope for mankind.

I can't say I loved this book because it IS such a bleak story, but it is well-written. I did find it interesting and it kept me enthralled until the end.

Want to check out Reader for yourself? Just click here to find it on

Do you like your science fiction dark? What is your favorite science fiction story of all time? Please tell me in the comments section.

Book blurb:
From the future, a final plea. Out of the past, a last hope.

"A gripping science-fiction epic that will propel readers toward wonder" -ForeWord Reviews

"An original take on various sci-fi motifs that meditates on themes of love and humanity. Stebbins does an exceptional job. A richly detailed, compelling story about the power of love." -Kirkus Reviews

She was a VICTIM: enslaved after her parents' murder. She was made a MONSTER: deformed, modified against her will. She became a MESSIAH: opening the Orbs and leading a galactic rebellion.

Share the cosmic quest of seventeen-year-old Ambra Dawn, Reader, and the most unbelievable step in the adventure - will be your own.

From the author, Erec Stebbins:
I am a biomedical researcher who writes novels in a variety of genres. Here you will find information on my books, how to purchase them, and links to other media and contact information. Thanks for stopping by and I hope you find something of interest.

Author Website
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Day job: I'm an associate professor and head of the Laboratory of Structural Microbiology at the Rockefeller University in New York.
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