From the Author
I recently had to post a description/introduction to my book on Goodreads and I didn't want to go with the standard back cover blurb. So, what's this book about? Well, it's a science fiction military action adventure, spanning new worlds and species. It's got aliens, good guys and bad guys. The bad guys are of course trying to take over the galaxy and the good guys are trying to stop them. Pretty much every other science fiction book right? So why read mine?
First off, my mom says it's a great book, so how can you go wrong with that kind of endorsement? Secondly, I wrote this book for myself, as a reader, and made it something that I would enjoy even if I hadn't written it.
I'm a fast reader so I like long books; I finish 350 pages in a day if the story is worth it. I wanted my book to be long enough to be fulfilling but not too long as to get boring. I think I achieved that with just over 188k of life-enriching words.
I enjoy books with a single plot and/or single group of characters driving the story, but I also really enjoy when there's a lot going on in a book with multiple groups and subplots to follow. When there are multiple groups or locations involved, I love finishing a chapter with the angst of leaving one story line combined with the joy of being able to get back to the other one. I wrote my book with a few subplots that take place within two distinct groups who are in different locations working towards a common goal. I think I achieved the right balance of the reader wanting to keep reading without feeling like a chapter ended with no resolution and a crappy cliffhanger that was annoying rather than compelling.
And lastly, what's a story without good character development? I dedicated nice long chapters to back stories for most of my main characters. The biographies delve into the characters' history, what brought them to where they are today, and how their lives intertwined with each other before they started their current mission to save the galaxy or really even knew each other. I think these chapters really bring you closer to the characters and help you feel more for them when good and bad things happen to them.
So there you have it, some pretty good reasons to read my book. Take a look at it and let me know what you think, good or bad. And remember, you'll make my mom really happy if you buy a copy, or two. Eh, why not just make it a clean baker's dozen?
About the Author
Jay was born in California and moved to Tucson with his family when he was seven. At eighteen he joined the United States Navy and became a Hospital Corpsman. Jay worked in the Emergency Room at the Navy Medical Center San Diego (dubbed "The Starship of Navy Medicine) in California. After four years of service, HM3 Korza took his leave and went into the private medical sector, a decision he has regretted more than once.
Jay has managed a private medical practice, worked on ambulances in Tucson and Massachusetts, and has been a paramedic for the US Department of Justice Federal Bureau of Prisons. In 2000 he started his career in law enforcement and has ever since been elated with being a deputy.
Jay currently has thirteen years of law enforcement service and seven years on the SWAT Team. He is currently assigned to a specialized support operations unit as well as being a medic and sniper for the SWAT Team.
In his spare time, Jay also teaches at the local college's paramedic program and he has desperately been trying to finish this book. If you're reading this, then he finally has. For more information about the author, please visit his website at 1393productions.com . Any and all feedback or questions are always welcomed.
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