Star Trek: The Klingon Gambit
Author: Robert E. Vardeman
Published: January 2, 1990
Reviewed By: Kim
Kim’s Rating: 4 stars
The Klingons are hungry for war… their target: The Enterprise!
When Captain Kirk and his crew are ordered to Alnath II to challenge the deadliest Klingon starship Terror, they’re ready for anything–or so they think. But the defenseless Vulcan crew of a Federation science ship has been wiped out. The remaining members of the Alnath II mission have discovered a fabulous ancient city–but their report doesn’t make sense. The Klingon battle cruiser has the Enterprise in its sights, and is ready to destroy it.
But Captain Kirk can’t seem to make decisions. Spock has started to throw temper tantrums. And Chekov has disobeyed vital orders. The crew of the Enterprise are losing their minds… one by one… all victims of the Klingon gambit.
This is a small book and more like a regular Star Trek episode than any I’ve read so far. It was simple and straightforward, but detailed enough to add a little oomph! While the action and story were classic Star Trek, it was nice seeing inside the minds and thinking of the characters. I never really thought to compare Kirk and Chekov while watching, but it’s true that Chekov always has the passion that Kirk is so known for. Chekov is definitely the more impetuous, but I liked seeing the similarities. Plus, Spock showing some intense emotion is always a fascinating ride!! Overall, I liked this book and it fit in well with the franchise! Definitely not one for anybody who has never watched Star Trek, but Trekkies would definitely enjoy it!
I interviewed Paige Dearth back in 2018 and the interview is here. She writes real-life horror and refers to her work as: Fiction with Mean-ing. Her stories teach lessons and Paige hopes that awareness through fiction creates prevention. And she is finally back with a new release that I am sharing with you today. It was just released this past week:
My Final Breath
Published: June 24, 2020
An unbearable tragedy. A life cut short. A dead girl searching for truth.
Twelve-year-old Molly suddenly wakes up dead in Limbo after spending four years in and out of hospital beds. Fearful of being forgotten by her family, she wants nothing more than to return to Earth, until her guardian exposes the grim truth about her demise.
Devastated, Molly learns everything she believed about her life and death was a lie. But the greatest blow arrives when Molly discovers she isn’t the only one who suffers from unexplained ailments.
Unable to reach the living, Molly can only hope for an intervention to prevent the same terrible consequence from happening again.
My Final Breath is a suspenseful psychological thriller about an intolerable offense ripping a family apart. If you like twisted tales of loyalty, deception, and intentional acts of evil then you will love this gripping story.[Top]
I am beyond excited to share the cover of Fiona’s Guardians by Dan Klefstad with you today! I have worked with Dan and reviewed several of his short stories which will make up this novel when it comes out this Fall. Over on social media Dan showed two possible covers and let people give their opinions. There was a winner and the image was tweaked some and we now have a final product!
Fiona’s Guardians is scheduled to be published in October 2020, just in time for Halloween!
What does the cover look like??? Keep scrolling and you will see……….
When a vampire seduces you, death is minutes away. When she hires you, you’ll soon wish you were dead.
It’s a truth known to every guardian who worked for Fiona, including Daniel. Aside from managing the day to day chores and keeping her protected, he manages an investment portfolio to buy stolen blood from hospital workers. The 250-year-old Fiona needs 10 pints of human blood every night. As a result of this, Daniel and Fiona are always on the lookout for police, but fail to notice their gradual encirclement by Mors Strigae, an ancient order of monks dedicated to the extermination of vampires. Gone for a century, the monks start a new war when they destroy Fiona’s sire. This time, her vampire family is pushed to the edge of extinction — and the humans who serve them are hunted and executed.
After 35 years, what keeps him loyal? And will he ever be allowed to leave?
Here it is:
I love this cover and can not wait to read this! Of course I will be reading this one soon and reviewing it!!!