Title: Thirty-Three Days
Author: Stephen B King
Genre: Fantasy Romance, Romantic Suspense
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
Jenny is a lonely university lecturer whose consciousness has traveled back in time to her younger body to try to save the future of the world. A young microbiologist is going to release a genetically modified wheat that will mutate and ultimately destroy all plant life, leaving nothing but barren windswept dust bowls.
In the past, Jenny finds a love that has been missing from her life; the kind that comes just once in a lifetime. But Jenny can only stay in that time-period for thirty-three days.
Meanwhile, in the future, fearful Jenny will fail, plans are made to send another back in time--an assassin. How can she choose between saving the man she loves or saving the future?
Jenny looked at Simon’s kindly, but sun weathered face. “That’s so sad, they are going to die? Brad is going to make a discovery of such epic proportions and then die in a vehicle accident? Can’t I stop it when I go back, warn them somehow?”
“Jenny, any change we make in the past will affect what has already happened in the future, because, as we now know, time is a continuum. If you save someone’s life who otherwise would have died, who can say what will occur. One alteration now could cause fifty others down the line and have some sort of huge domino effect. Maybe they will be good changes, maybe they won’t. The whole reason for ASX, and us taking it, is to save humankind from the Yellow Spot Blight. Anything else? Well that’s up to you and your conscience in your allotted thirty-three days.”
“So, are you saying I shouldn’t save their lives?”
“I’m saying it will be your call when you are there. People will not, and cannot, judge you because whatever changes you make will become their new reality. No-one would know any differently. Just remember this though, Jenny.” He paused to gather his thoughts. “When your thirty-three days are up, the young you won’t remember what the older you did. It will be as if you’ve been asleep, and, as you know, your dreams disappear sometime after waking. Similarly, when you wake up, back in your future, within hours you won’t remember what happened in the past. If you are successful, you alone will have saved the future of every person, animal and plant on earth, but you won’t know it. So, you do whatever feels right to you in the past, and damn the consequences.”
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I left Perth, Australia to go East and find fame and fortune in the music business as a long-haired rock guitarist. I wrote poems and music, and my band used to open for some pretty big groups in my wild days. I gave it all up for love and got married (as you do when the right one comes along). Then, real life took over, children came along, and I threatened to write a book for so many years my long-suffering wife eventually pushed me into it by buying me a laptop and said: "No more excuses, do it." And so began this amazing journey.
My first book, Forever Night, was contracted and published by now defunct Totally Entwined Group 's Evidence Press. It features a returned veteran soldier who has suffered horrifically, physically and mentally to become a serial killer while hunting for his runaway wife. As an SAS soldier he is far more highly trained to kill and survive, than the cops are trained to stop him. If you enjoy dark, Scandinavian type crime thrillers, you will love this story.
That was followed by a trilogy, about the rise of a cop through the ranks from Detective to Detective Inspector, when his world falls apart. Domin8, is about a married man who is drawn into the dark world of online dating, until someone starts murdering his lovers. The Vigilante Taxi features a man who knows tragedy, his life has been full of it and with nothing to live for he becomes a vigilante during the night shift while driving his cab. When he falls in love, and wants to stop, it's too late; the cops and an underworld figure are closing in. Burial Ground, is about newly appointed Detective Inspector Sam Collins, who is handed the job of finding a serial killer who has been killing and burying his victims in an old disused gravel pit for seventeen years. He is a close to a pure psychotic evil as you will find, worse than Hannibal Lecter, or anything from the mind of the great Stephen King.
Repo saw me return to two characters from Forever Night. New private investigator husband and wife sleuths trying to save a man from jail for a murder he did not commit. He returns home from working in a mine to find his wife gone, bank accounts empty, and fully restored classic muscle car repossessed. When his wife's body is found, he is arrested for murder. Dillon and Jayne enter a world of illegal poker games, protected by the underworld, to find the real killer and free their first client.
Next, I wrote a beautiful love story/thriller about Jenny, who travels in time to come back to save the world from an all-consuming blight that was genetically modified. She falls in love in the past but can only stay for thirty-three days. This was picked up by my new publisher: The Wild Rose Press of NY. They have also contracted a trilogy, called The Deadly Glimpses. Book 1 is called Glimpse, Memoir of a Serial Killer,. Book 2, Glimpse, The Beautiful Deaths and book 3, Glimpse, The Tender Killer will be released in three months. The trilogy follows the fortunes of two married colleges who are attracted to each other while working together to track down three murderers. What will the effect be on their marriages, and their relationship if they act on the desires they have?
Thrillers and crime genres have always fascinated me, and in particular, the dark world of serial killers. I love a good, unputdownable, thriller. You know, the kind you just want to read one more chapter of at three in the morning before bed, but you have to be up at six to go to work. Have I succeeded in creating stories that can take people to that place? Boy I hope so.
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