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Science or Sci Fi?

I see there is someone purporting to soon be able to stick the head of someone with a paralysed body on top of a new body. Now I had always thought the reason a person got paralysed in the first place was that their spinal cord had been snapped. Attaching a head to a new body seems to fit this criteria, although with the added annoyance of anti-rejection drugs for as long as the two bits manage to stay together. What amazes me is that if a person can splice together two people at the neck, why can’t they repair the existing injury? That seems to be a far better proposition for the poor victims. Imagine going through life with smart-ass remarks about bolts in the neck?

Anyhow, the article sparked off another thought. When I have done with what I am working on right now I really must get my Sci Fi, Angelus, polished and ready to go. One to the premises is of eternal life based on transferring the essence of the person into a new grown cadaver body. All the experience, memories and wisdom in a brand new young body.

Anyhow, pictures are nice. Here is a temporary cover. Obviously not up to the usual standard, but made my me just as a place holder.

Shadow Over Avalon: The makings of a cover.

Shadow Over AvalonBackcover of SOA Shadow Over Avalon Front cover  SOA Postcard

Evelinn Enoksen, wonderful artist. https://evelinnenoksen.wordpress.com/

Ken Dawson talented graphic designer: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Phoenix-Designs/422386537864899?pnref=lhc

The concept is the bands controlling the surface humans interlinked and hovering over the undersea city of free humans, Avalon. The second picture is a Moonscape with a flying saucer in the background against the beginnings of Earthrise. These are all elements in the book series, the first of which, ‘Shadow Over Avalon’ is at a temporary and amazing discount of only 99c. Get it while you can at this price.

5 star review for Shadow Over Avalon

by C.N. Lesley

Shadow Over Avalon

A review taken at random from the Amazon.co.uk website. Wow! Does happy dance. #kingarthur #dystopia #achievednumber1bestsellerpaidonAmazon #99c #C.N.Lesley

5.0 out of 5 stars Shadow over Avalon! 14 April 2014
By brenda
Format:Kindle Edition
Shadow Over Avalon is an unusual book that caught my attention, grabbed hold and didn’t let go until the very last page. I loved the ongoing adventure that was both thrilling, entertaining and wildly suspenseful.

This is a well developed story with great characters and extremely good writing. So much creativity and imagination. Pretty mind blowing if you ask me. This futuristic tale took me by surprise and brought me to a completely different time and place. How I loved the surprises. This story moved at a quick pace as there was never a dull moment. Surprising since I am not much of a fantasy or science fiction fan. The writing was enough to keep me glued to the pages. Loving every minute. This is a smart story that will take you places you never imagined existed. I would highly recommend this great tale if you are looking for a great escape with a great unpredictable plot. I love how the different story lines come together. Very clever. I would read more from this author. Without a doubt. So enjoyable.

Excerpt ~
“Two days of rest refreshed Shadow. The morning of solstice started a warm, cloudless day. She walked along the shore after breakfast, followed by two brothers. They didn’t appear to trust her not to leave them, looking on the edge with her so near water. She returned to the camp with reluctance and one backward glance at the sun glinting off the waves.”

The writing is soothing and poetic. Sophisticated and yet easy to get lost into. I would highly recommend this sophisticated story that has the wow factor!





The Blood Moon

Well I have never seen one of these before and being in Western Canada, the timing of the event was not going to be that late. It was due to start at midnight, our time. I thought this would worth the extra waking hours, especially given the proximity of the planet Mars, and duly went for it.

Eagerly, I peeked out of first one window and then, in increasing chagrin, others.  I eventually located something that looked like a fuzzy cotton ball behind a multitude of frosted glass layers. I miserably failed to see the planet Mars, which may have been balefully lurking behind the dense layers of cirrostratus clouds that spitefully scudded into place after sundown. Disappointed, I went to bed, but I did set my internal alarm clock to wake me in approximately one hour in case the chance of a breeze might put a window in the fuzzy mess. Um no. Not only hadn’t the clouds shifted at 1:30 am, but they had become more so. I was unable to locate the moon, bloody or otherwise. Major fail.

Of course, this just gives me another reason to go after the weather fairy with a punt gun. LOL.


My new series, the Shadow books, are based on the tarot. The first book, Shadow Over Avalon, out now on all ebook platforms, is the first one and runs with the mystic of the wand. How does magic feature in a futuristic dystopia? How does Merlin figure in all this? You will have to read it to find out. In the meantime, there are small snippets on this site and a larger helping on Amazon. The next book, Sword or Shadows, is self explanatory. This is due out in 2014 from my publishers, Kristell Ink, an imprint of Grimbold Books.

TA DAH! Important Announcement.

My publishers, Kristell Ink, in celebration of the upcoming publication of Shadow Over Avalon on Halloween,  have just released Darkspire Reaches as FREE on Smashwords. Over the next few days this will filter down to Barns and Noble, Nook and finally to Amazon. Can I please ask everyone to let Amazon know when the price on Barns and Noble becomes free? Amazon will then do a price match and it will be for all the Amazons.

I am really excited over how SOA is shaping up with the help of my amazing editor, Zoe Harris. This is a totally positive experience. Does happy dance. As per usual, there will be a few chapters of SOA released for free reading on Amazon when it goes live. In the meantime, I have the prologue and a few snippets up here, on my webpage. These are all previous to editing, although the changes will be minimal.

Come take a peek at my worlds.


Digging for one’s past can be a two-edged sword. My cousin went to Australia to start a new life and he had a son. This son was unaware of any of his father’s family until his father died and he found a contact. This was not all he has found.

I knew my cousin was a flake for the first water, but I had no idea this extended into his immediate family. The poor boy learned that his father had not bothered to marry his mother, now diseased. It is one thing if a relationship is out in the open and acknowledged for what it is. It is entirely another if it is purported to be one thing and is in fact another. How can a person do that to their own kid? No idea.

What I could do for this young man was to give him access to my Ancestry site so he may know of the origins of his roots. It won’t take away the pain of learning what he did, but it may help knowing the rest of his extended family aren’t flakes and welcome him.  So not impressed with my cousin.