lunedì 15 giugno 2015

Review & Giveaway: Stardust Dreams by S.B. Redstone


STARDUST DREAMS
by S. B. Redstone

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BLURB:

Lance Forrester is a dreamer. After a celebrated career as an astronaut and engineer, he and a friend build a secret spacecraft to seek their destinies in the stars. But his friend dies and Lance is diagnosed with terminal cancer. Desperate not to succumb to his fate, he convinces an acquaintance, ailing actress Sage Saint Claire, whom he hasn’t seen since high school, to join him on his quest to reach an advanced alien civilization which can heal them both. Unfortunately, true life is not a Hollywood movie, as much as Sage might want it to be, and problems abound. Mistakes in the past have turned Sage into a bitter old woman, and she turns out to be a less-than-perfect traveling companion which no amount of optimism, youth, or good health can cure. Can these two intrepid octogenarians-turned-immortals overcome the emotional scars of their pasts and achieve true happiness, or are they doomed to suffer for their mistakes, no matter how far from Earth they go?

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My Review:

The sci-fi is not my favorite genre but I liked this story: is about the ability to not give up, if you really believe in something and fight hard for it, any dream can become reality.
Lance meets his heirs: he is a man of about 200,000 years old. He wanted to survive death by exploring other planets, convinced that intelligence superior alien is able to create eternity. He studied hard, he managed to create a rocket that launched him into space and so has survived so much. During this novel, he tells grandchildren how and with terminal cancer has succeeded in his business and how much was essential the help of Sage Saint Charles.

I enjoyed this book, original and exciting history, really well written. The pace is fast and engaging, thanks to short sentences, the plot was well developed as were the characters, excellent descriptions. Surely I will read other jobs of Redstone.






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EXCERPT:

I knew that the truth in my heart reflected in my old, weary eyes. “Yes, I do. Look, I’m no slick-talking salesman, as you can see. I’m just a scientist and engineer, but I truly believe there is a statistical probability of success. But even if I’m wrong, and our voyage ends up to be pointless, so what? Think of the fun you’ll have. Imagine the excitement and wonders of space travel that come before our long sleep.” I paused to dramatize my resolve and let a burst of quixotic energy erupt from me. “Cherish the adventure!”

It wasn’t her fears that I was battling against, but a lifetime of distrust. My confidence in a successful mission collapsed. “Of course, you have no reason to believe a word of what I’ve told you. You don’t really know me, except through my noted accomplishments. But I can’t disappoint you because I’m only offering friendship and hope.” I pushed my point harder. “Sure, we can die here on Earth. We can die in space. Or we can awaken on a remote and caring world that saves us! We are the captains of our fate, not the Grim Reaper—yet!”

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AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Steven Rosenstein, penname S. B. Redstone, had a career as a school psychologist and private practice Licensed Clinical Social Worker on Long Island. Always seeking the truths of human nature, he wrote a personal improvement book, Taming Your Inner & Outer Bullies: Confronting Life’s Stressors And Winning, published by New Horizon Press Books. He has written articles on human nature and relationships, given lectures, and appeared on radio shows. Always having a vivid imagination, he first became a successful writer of short stories. His mystery thriller, A Sinister Obsession, was published by Black Opal Books. As an expert in the field of human psychology, he has an exceptional ability to develop realistic and exciting characters in his novels. Many of my characters have been taken from his clinical experiences. Stardust Dreams is his first romance novel, although romantic relationships stand out in his other works. He is a member of the International Thriller Writers Org and Romance Writers of America. He resides with his wife in New York and Florida.

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GIVEAWAY INFORMATION and RAFFLECOPTER CODE

S. B. Redstone will be awarding a $25 Amazon/BN gift card to one randomly drawn commenter via Rafflecopter.


4 commenti:


  1. You have a lovely, interesting, and informative blog and I really appreciate your giving me the opportunity to present myself to your audience today and for them to get to know me and my writing. I look forward to viewing comments and responding to them. This gives writers the most pleasure, at least me, as we can't actually meet face to face in a bookstore-yet.

    Thank you,
    S. B. Redstone

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  2. And I especially wish to thank you for your wonderful review. I am so happy you enjoyed my novel.

    Steve

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  3. Again, in these late hours of the day, thank you for giving me this promotional opportunity today. You did a beautiful job. If ever I can return a favor let me know.

    Steve

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