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Virtual Immortality by Matthew Cox Review

Disclaimer: I received a free copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.

Virtual Immortality

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Nina Duchenne walked away from a perfect life of wealth and ease to pursue a noble idea. Unfortunately, her hope of becoming a forensic investigator drowned in two years of mandatory street patrol. After one tragic night shatters her dream, she finds herself questioning the very nature of what it means to be alive.

Joey Dillon lives at the edge of a perpetual adrenaline rush. A self-styled cyber cowboy that chases thrills wherever he can find them, he is unconcerned with what will happen twenty minutes into the future. Lured into a dangerous region of cyberspace, he soon has the government of Mars trying to kill him. After fleeing to Earth, he takes refuge in places society has forgotten.

When two international agents threaten the security of West City, Nina gets command of the operation to stop them. Joey just wants to find his next meal. Voices from beyond the grave distract Nina from her pursuit, and send Joey on a mission to find out who is responsible. His suspicions lie grounded in reality while she hopes for something science cannot explain.

The spies prove more elusive than expected, convincing her they have help from a master hacker. Joey falls square in her sights with the fate of the entire West City, as well as Nina’s humanity, at risk.

 My Review:

I was very impressed with the book. I couldn’t put it down. It has a very interesting plot. There are some great twists and turns. The characters and the world that has been created are great. Nina has everything in the world going for her. One night her world crumbles. She has to face the changes and that her dream is over. Joey is the one who might just be able to help with the situation that Nina is dealing with. Would highly recommend it to others. I look forward to reading more of Matthew’s books.

Author Bio

Born in a little town known as South Amboy NJ in 1973, Matthew has been creating science fiction and fantasy worlds for most of his reasoning life. Somewhere between fifteen to eighteen of them spent developing the world in which Division Zero, Virtual Immortality, and The Awakened Series take place. He has several other projects in the works as well as a collaborative science fiction endeavor with author Tony Healey.

Hobbies and Interests:

Matthew is an avid gamer, a recovered WoW addict, Gamemaster for two custom systems (Chronicles of Eldrinaath [Fantasy] and Divergent Fates [Sci Fi], and a fan of anime, British humour (<- deliberate), and intellectual science fiction that questions the nature of reality, life, and what happens after it.

He is also fond of cats. Check out his site here.

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The Gateway Through Which They Came by Heather Marie Review

Disclaimer: I received a free copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.

The Gateway Through Which They Came

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To seventeen-year-old Aiden Ortiz, letting the dead walk through his body to reach the other side comes with the territory. Being a Gateway isn’t an easy job, but someone’s gotta send Bleeders where they belong. Heaven. Salvation. Call it whatever you want. Dead is dead. But when his search for Koren Banks––the girl who went mysteriously missing seven months ago––leaves him with more questions than answers, he finds himself involved in something far more sinister and beyond his control.

With the threat of the Dark Priest’s resurrection, and his plan to summon his demon brothers from hell, Aiden is left to discover his identity before the Dark Priest’s curse infecting his blood consumes him, and before the world as he knows it succumbs to the darkness of hell on earth.

Read the first chapter for THE GATEWAY THROUGH WHICH THEY CAME here: http://heathermarieya.com/first-chapt…

 My Review:

This is Heather’s debut novel. It’s a great book. I couldn’t put it down. Aiden is a great main character. Aiden’s job is to help the Bleeders cross over to their final destination. His best friends, Trevor and Evan, stay loyal to him even when they question whether he’s gone crazy or not.  It has some great twists and turns. The ending was a surprise. This is one that readers of YA books will want to add to their TBR lists. I highly recommend it. I look forward to reading more of Heather’s books.

Author Bio

Heather Marie lives in Northern California with her husband, and spends the majority of her time at home reading. Before she followed her dreams of becoming a writer, Heather worked as a hairstylist and makeup artist for several years. Although she enjoyed the artistic aspect of it all, nothing quite quenched her creative side like the telling of a good story. When the day had come for her to make a choice, she left behind her promising career to start another, and never looked back. Heather Marie’s debut, THE GATEWAY THROUGH WHICH THEY CAME, is forthcoming from Curiosity Quills on August 25th, 2014.  Check out her site here.

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  • E-Book/Paperback: To Be Released August 2014
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