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The Enhanced Chronicles: Dream Miner Paperback – December 30, 2011
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About the Author
Lakisha Spletzer is a native of Virginia but currently lives in Florida. When she's not writing, she can be found reading stories from authors Elissa Malcohn, K.L. Nappier, and Piers Anthony, to name a few. The adventures rattling around in her head drive her to put pen to paper so that she may share them with others. She describes her writing style as a blend of her favorite genres.
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Top Customer Reviews
A talented single Mom, her day job, if you will, roams between teaching Dance in her hometown of Inverness, Florida, and income tax preparation for H&R Block during tax season.
Most of Ms. Spletzar's work has been in a genre best described as Young Adult (Y/A) Paranormal/Fantasy/Science Fiction. But for the Y/A angle, her latest venture is no exception. Still relying heavily on her love of speculative fiction, Dream Miner, ISBN 1449950663, © 2011, Lakisha Spletzar, is intended for a broader audience, including, well, old farts like me.
In Dream Miner, the first book in the "Enhanced Chronicles" series, we are introduced to Continental Bureau of Investigations (CBI - and not to be confused with the California Bureau of Investigations CBI of television's The Mentalist, although the story line of Dream Miner does take place in the Island of California in the year 2102) Special Agent Verity Sanchez. As is the case with most of Ms. Spletzar's writing, Verity Sanchez is the quintessential strong female protagonist. A singer mother herself, Verity is a hard working investigative agent with the best closure record in West Division, and in super-heroic fashion manages to pull it off while still being a good mother to her precocious son, Zared.
Verity's world is one of three kinds of people. Normal human beings, not quite human any more natural Psionics, and others like herself: `enhanced' humans.
When we first meet Verity, she is tracking a serial rapist and murderer. She is just within mere seconds of capturing the suspect when she runs into another agent tracking the same killer. Neither knows about the other because Agent Arik Salim is from the East Division, located in rural Virginia. Once that gets sorted out, they work together until the unthinkable occurs. Verity's SWAT backup is inexplicably delayed, and in an action never revealed by the writer, Verity, an expert marksman, somehow kills the perpetrator by blowing a hole through his neck while aiming for his arm. Much is made of this, but it is never fully explained. Perhaps that's for future entries into the `Enhanced Chronicles' series. Salim and Sanchez soon find themselves working together and against a serial killer who can invade Verity's dreams and whose victimology is women who look like her, and often against the system in place to help them, but seems only a determined hindrance - as determined, perhaps as the killer himself.
If there is a serious flaw in the story it is dialogue. For what is perhaps Ms. Spletzar's best entry into the world of speculative fiction, some of her dialogue is just too Hallmark sweet.
Still, this is a good start for venturing into the world beyond Y/A where the author has been most comfortable, and I applaud the effort. Dream Miner is a fast paced, fun read for which I give it 3 ½ out of 5 stars because there is room for improvement, and frankly, this one slipped past the gate with a few too many editing errors. 5 Stars for J. D. Hollyfield's brilliant cover art.
I do recommend this author and will most likely be buying from her in the future.