The Fifth Watcher – Melissa Barker-Simpson

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Melissa Barker-Simpson: Mother, interpreter, pen-wielding conjurer, and author of the “Morgan and Fairchild” series has written a new novella, and if you haven’t guessed it already, it’s titled “The Fifth Watcher”.

Synopsis:  

“At the moment of Audrey Montgomery’s birth a new world came into existence. It is a barren place, a catalyst for the darkness spreading through the multidimensional system. The shift in power makes Audrey an invaluable pawn in a war between those who want to protect her and those who will go to extraordinary lengths to eliminate her.

 As a result, she has spent her life on the run, unaware of her true origins. When her father dies and leaves her with a shocking legacy, her life is irrevocably changed. If she has any hope of surviving, Audrey must embrace her new reality and trust a man who is as dark and uncertain as the future…

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Author Spotlight – Melissa Barker-Simpson

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Behind the Scenes with Sci-Fi Author Melissa Barker-Simpson

The first time I wrote a science fiction novel I was fifteen. I haven’t thought about it in a long time, but it was a story I shared with my father, and one day I hope to revisit one day. Since that earlier attempt, no other characters emerged (except in short pieces of work), and since my process is character orientated, I went in a different direction – until the Fifth Watcher. The concept of the novel came to me after a discussion with my sister. We talked about the theory of alternate universes, shared our philosophies on the subject, and allowed our imaginations to create interesting new versions of ourselves. Shortly afterwards Audrey Montgomery was born and she certainly had a story to tell!

I allowed her to tell it, in my usual way, and pretty soon a new character began…

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THE FIFTH WATCHER

By Melissa Barker-Simpson.

I was five years old when they came for me. I don’t recall everything that happened, and perhaps I never will. But I know there were four of them.

They were dressed completely in black, blending into the shadows of my bedroom like wraiths in the night.
I couldn’t scream, couldn’t even move. I was frozen in a cocoon of fear, incapable of defending myself.

What happened after is a muddy web of confusion. I recall being bound and driven away from my home. It was dark inside the van. The only light came from the front, as we travelled beneath a series of streetlamps. They cast an unnatural glow, distorting my surroundings and feeding the fear.

I remember squeezing my eyes shut and wishing for home, praying with all my heart to be free of the nightmare. Then, nothing. Nothing…

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The Fifth Watcher – A Book Review

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Worlds Apart Series

Book One

The Fifth Watcher

By: Melissa Barker-Simpson

Synopsis

At the moment of Audrey Montgomery’s birth a new world came into existence. It is a barren place, a catalyst for the darkness spreading through the multidimensional system. The shift in power makes Audrey an invaluable pawn in a war between those who want to protect her and those who will go to extraordinary lengths to eliminate her.

As a result, she has spent her life on the run, unaware of her true origins. When her father dies and leaves her with a shocking legacy, her life is irrevocably changed. If she has any hope of surviving, Audrey must embrace her new reality and trust a man who is as dark and uncertain as the future itself.

Lieutenant Keith Delany, an Interdimensional Officer of the Law (IDOL), is tasked with bringing her in. It is an assignment his entire team is invested in, having spent years searching for her. As a senior member of the squad, Keith is charged with protecting her, with showing her the truth about her past, and with preparing her for an unknown future. As an IDOL he is responsible for every life, for every traveller who navigates the system. But his connection to Audrey is unprecedented, and he soon discovers she alone holds the power to prevent the continuum’s collapse.

Book Review

Author Melissa Barker-Simpson begins a new series with Worlds Apart Series, Book One, The Fifth Watcher. The Fifth Watcher is packed with action; one right after another, leaving the reader on the edge of his/her seat throughout the book. I was captivated from start to finish.

Melissa Barker-Simpson does an excellent job creating the different worlds and their dimensions.The characters are strong and filled with personality. Some are shifters, some are borrowers, and some are followers. There is romance mixed in with the action, along with many twists and turns that keep the reader turning the pages.

Worlds Apart Series, Book One, The Fifth Watcher is an entrancing and quick read. I highly recommend the book to all science fiction readers. The Fifth Watcher will leave you looking forward to Book Two.

Five Stars *****

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Melissa Barker-Simpson fills her days with language and words so she doesn’t get lost among the clouds. She is an interpreter by day, and a pen-wielding conjurer by night. Of course the only thing she conjures belong between the pages of a book, but it doesn’t make them any less compelling.

Her most important job, as far as she sees it, is being a mother to two impish teenagers. They keep her feet firmly on the ground, are a huge source of joy (despite the rampant emotions) and allow her to live out her fantasy of being a musketeer!

She spends her time living between different communities, one of them being the (mostly) online writing community and giving back the magic that has touched her life.

Melissa runs a series of blogs, has a thing for collaboration, and enjoys to support others as often as possible.

How to Connect:

http://www.mbarkersimpson.wordpress.com

http://www.mbarkersimpson.co.uk

http://www.facebook.com/melissabarkersimpson

http://twitter.com/mbarkersimpson

http://www.goodreads.com/mbarkersimpson

Purchasing Links:

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Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/493377?ref=DragonKnight2013

Createspace: https://www.createspace.com/5107982

http://mbarkersimpson.wordpress.com/published-works/worlds-apart-series/

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Cinnamon Essential Oil for the Holiday’s

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Cinnamon Essential Oil for the Holiday’s

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Many people associate the aroma of cinnamon with the Holiday’s. You will find many candles, incense, aroma lamps, etc… oozing cinnamon into the atmosphere.

Cinnamon has a very strong, overpowering scent, and is not among my personal favorites, but I wanted to take a look at it for those who enjoy the scent.

Cinnamon Essential Oil, Cinnamomum zeylanicum, is steam distilled from the bark, or leaf, of the cinnamon tree. The oil has a slightly oily feel and is golden yellow, or brown, depending on the part of the tree that was steam distilled. As mentioned above, Cinnamon Essential Oil is a strong aroma. It is an earthy, peppery, spicy, and woodsy scent.

Cinnamon Essential Oil helps increase blood circulation, reduces flatulence, and helps lessen stress, making it a perfect scent for the Holiday’s.

Cinnamon Essential Oil blends well with Cardamom Essential Oil, Lavender Essential Oil, Lemon Essential Oil, Geranium Essential Oil, and/or Rosemary Essential Oil. It is best to start with only two to three essential oils, until you come across a blend that feels and smells right for you.

An excellent Essential Oil Blend Recipe to use in Aroma Lamps, Diffusers, or Oil Lamps is as follows:

Add the following essential oils in one ounce of your favorite carrier oil, (I prefer jojoba):

12 drops Cinnamon

16 drops Lavender

17 drops Geranium

Swirl gently to make sure all the oils are well blended, before each use.

Use 3 – 5 drops of the oil blend placed into water in a dish of an Aroma Lamp, Diffuser, or Oil Burner.

*Do not use this blend in a bath or wear as a body perfume as Cinnamon Essential Oil is volatile to the skin*

A good room spray recipe:

Add the following essential oils into an ounce of water in a spray bottle:

12 drops Cinnamon

16 drops Lemon

17 drops Rosemary

Shake well, until thoroughly blended, then spray around a room. Make sure to shake often.

The Telepath Chronicles (The Future Chronicles Book 2) – Book Review

Telepath Chronicles

The Telepath Chronicles

The Future Chronicles Book 2

An Anthology of Short Stories by Various Author’s

Summary

In THE TELEPATH CHRONICLES, fourteen of today’s top sci-fi writers share stories of the uncanny and unexpected.

Telepathy. Just a far-fetched bit of science fiction “hocus pocus.” But is it? With today’s giant leaps forward in technology and biotechnology, with people constantly surrounded by sophisticated yet invisible communication networks, and with a rapidly increasing understanding of the brain’s inner workings . . . is it so hard to imagine that we might be able to develop direct mind-to-mind communication?

Or might it not be the case that evolution alone, in the right circumstances—if not on this planet, then on others—could give rise to creatures with telepathic abilities?

This collection of fourteen stories explores the ramifications of a future where telepathy is real. From that first glorious moment of discovery, to the subsequent jealousies and class divisions, to the dangers of weaponization and the blessings of medical miracles, The Telepath Chronicles promises to take you inside the creative minds of some of today’s top science fiction authors.

Book Review

The Telepath Chronicles (The Future Chronicles Book 2) is an anthology of excellent short stories on telepathy. The various artists featured in the book, do a great job showing what the mind is capable of, even if it is fiction. Who knows what is to come in the future? There surely may be a day coming when humans communicate mostly with their minds. The story that displays this mode of thought best is MeiLin Miranda’s ‘Word Bound’.

My personal favorite is ‘Green Gifts’ by Endi Webb. Endi writes a descriptive planet, full of beauty, energy, and vitality. This planet is named ‘Belen’. I love the way she connects nature with the strong characters.

Another close runner-up is ‘Venus In Red’ by Therin Knite. Therin writes an action packed, page turner, that leaves the reader riveted to their seats, and best of all, he leaves the reader with an unexpected ending.

I loved this book and look forward to reading more from all the authors featured in the anthology. I highly recommend this book to all who read Science Fiction, all who are interested in telepathy, and the future of the mind.

I received a PDF copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Writing Contest Winners Announced

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Fantasy Writing Contest Winners

1st Place:

Helen Screaming

by: Wilson F. Engel, III

2nd Place:

Challenging a Demon: Idiot Number 73, 854

by: Louise Findlay

CONGRATULATIONS!

This contest was the last Fantasy Writing Contest. Dragon Knight Chronicles is making several changes and a new writing contest will be part of the changes.

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