Tuesday, September 28, 2010

The Right Path
Debra L Martin
David W Small 





Description:
THE RIGHT PATH: Abraham "Ham" Jones, a cripple, and Zia Slate, a tomboy with an attitude, find themselves unlikely partners in this post-apocalyptic tale of survival. It is decades later since the world blew itself apart. Life is harsh, gangs rule the streets, the system cops keep the peace anyway they can. Being a kid in this world isn't easy, being a cripple is about the worst sentence handed down. Being a girl with no protection is only slightly better. 

Ham and Zia's lives are irrevocably changed when they meet a mysterious old man bearing gifts - a cane for Ham and a knife for Zia. But, nothing is as it seems. Everyone wants something and no good deed goes unpunished. Forced into a desperate encounter, they must fight for their lives when it's discovered they now have possession of two of the legendary memory weapons, the very weapons that ultimately destroyed the world.


Review:
Here's an excerpt from a recent review: 5 stars
"The last time I've seen an extraordinary example of the spectra of the human machine, from the darkest shade of cruelty to the lightest shade of kindness and charity, was when I saw the film 'Blindness' a few years ago. THE RIGHT PATH is a poetic start to an epic journey of reviving humanity. 
5 Stars across the board. If novelettes could be nominated for Oscars, this would be in the category."

Author Bio:
Deb and Dave began their writing career together in the Fall of 2006 when they were both looking for something new to read. Their habit of sharing books back and forth had led them both to like and read pretty much the same kinds of genre. Their favorites were fantasy and science fiction. While on the phone, Dave in CA and Deb in MA were lamenting the fact that there was nothing new to read -- fantasy novels at the time were all about dragons and elves. They wanted something different and the sentence was spoken....."We could write better than some of this stuff." Of course, the next sentence was, "Well, why don't we?" and that's how it all began.

Those first drafts were certainly nothing to write home about. With authors in two different locations, there was lots of repetition which was good in a weird way. At least, they were on the same page about their writing. After many cross-country visits and too many edits to count, their first novel was born, Quest for Nobility, Book 1 of the RULE OF OTHARIA trilogy.

With the book finally finished, their own quest to find an agent started. Although they got many "excellent" rejections, no offer of representation happened. Fast forward just shy of 4 years later, they have decided to take control of their books and become Indie authors. Books 1 and 2 of the RULE OF OTHARIA series is now available for sale and a series of novellas in the DARK FUTURE series are also available for sale.

Deb and Dave are currently working on a new fantasy novel and hope to have it finished by 2011.

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