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Conspiracy Theories

I write thrillers based upon conspiracy theories. I don’t think of myself as a conspiracy looney tunes or nut job. I find many of these hypotheses interesting, sometimes horrifying in their implications of corruption and deceit by government/political leaders, but in all cases worth investigating. For me, they provide the perfect foundation for writing fiction that might have a smidgen or more truth in the mix. Fictionalized fact is the best in my book(s).

To be clear on what conspiracy theories are, here are two definitions:

Conspiracy: an evil, unlawful, treacherous, or surreptitious plan formulated in secret by two or more persons; plot.

Theory: a coherent group of tested general propositions, commonly regarded as correct, that can be used as principles of explanation and prediction for a class of phenomena.

So, a conspiracy theory would be defined as an evil, unlawful, treacherous, or surreptitious plan/plot formulated in secret by two or more persons planned and based upon a coherent group of tested general propositions, commonly regarded as correct, that could be used as principles of explanation and prediction for a class of phenomena.

Sounds like something a lawyer would write. No worries, I’m not a lawyer.

My Eloah Trilogy are religious conspiracy thrillers based upon theories regarding who started the Church of Rome (Saint Peter or Simon Magus) which became the Roman Catholic Church, the crucifixion swoon theory, the theory that Jesus may have been a mix of twin brothers—Khrestus and the rabbi Yeshua, and includes scientific/ philosophical theories about alien life forms, spiritual immortality, reincarnation and the quantum physics theories entanglement and multiverse.

Lots of neat stuff in three novels all set for publication in September, October and November, 2016.

Already deep into my next book project, Boomer will explore conspiracy theories connected to the Bilderberg Group, the New World Order and extreme transhumanism with links back to some of the trilogy characters and some new ones that will rock your world.

I’d like to hear your thoughts on conspiracy theories, so please feel free to comment about any theory that interests you. I’ve probably got my own thoughts on just that supposition. Let’s talk it!

BLOODY GULLETS

“Bloody Gullets,” by Michael Golvach contains a group of stories that run the gamut from psychologically entertaining to philosophically astute to whimsically provoking; all of which will rock your mind. Mr. Golvach is blessed with an ability to write provocative stories, with a sprinkling of blood and gore that clarify several abstruse concepts of the human condition. I loved each and every one of the eighteen stories (one of which has three parts) but my favorites were:bloody-gullets-cover

“Believer” — where a prisoner practices a reverse form of mind control on a guard to get himself released. Included here is the abstraction that “We are hamsters. All of us. Running at breakneck pace on our wheels, trying to outrun ourselves. But the wheel never stops turning until we drop from exhaustion or death. All of us.”

“The trick is to feel like you believe what you say, and then believing what you feel. And, once you’ve figured out how to make yourself believe what you say, as fantastic as it seems, making other people believe what you say is easy.” A crafty bank robbery, an engaging interrogation and a mind-boggling conclusion make “Led Dogs,” one of my favorites.

“Infection Is The Game” is the last story in the book and ranks among my favorites as it describes the potentially horrific results of today’s explorations into mind-control technology. Mr. Golvach’s presentation of the concepts in this story is indicative of his authoring genius and understanding of the realities of the world in which we live.

These are stories I will read again and again. Each of them stands alone in character and concept, some are light, some are heavy, but they all provide insight into the human psyche and truths of human behavior.

Reviewed 17 July 2016 for Reader’s Favorite International Book Awards

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MECHLANICLISM

Four hundred years ago, a clockmaker was forced into slavery by a brutal Austrian nobleman. Frederick Jori becomes a prisoner in the lord’s castle, tasked to provide a “miniature city of automatons to… [amuse his master] and impress the aristocracy.”

mechaniclismEventually, he succumbs to unbelievable torture and provides his tormentor with the desired product, albeit with a gruesome twist. In 21st century San Francisco, Ireland Barton is a brilliant scientist that suffers from a rare immune disorder that keeps her confined to a plastic bubble. In “Mechaniclism,” authoress Lynn Lamb, brings converges these two events into a brilliantly orchestrated dystopian thriller.

Ms. Lamb has created a story as shocking as anything horror writer Richard Laymon ever conceived, and as ominous in setting as Stephen King’s “The Stand.” Throw in some fantasy elements along with several unforgettable characters and you’ve got a certain best-selling novel destined to become an international mega hit in movie theaters.  This story is perfectly orchestrated and delivered. The characters are few, but each is impeccably described and true to life. “Mechaniclism” was a book I could not put down. A caution noted on Amazon’s book page reads, “Mature Audience…” should not be ignored. However, Ms. Lamb is adept at insinuation and allows the reader to imagine their own details. Where Laymon explicitly describes horrific scenes, Ms. Lamb leads you to the scene and lets the reader imagine the details. I loved this book and I’m eager to read more of this author’s work. I think you will be, too.

Reviewed 2 June 2016 for Reader’s Favorite International Book Awards

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STRONGHEART’S WOMAN

Having read, reviewed, and loved “The Edge of the World,” I immediately followed it with“Daniel’s Fork: A Mystery set in the Daniel’s Fork Universe.” The story, the characters, and the talent of author Zeecé Lugo ensured that I would continue to emerge myself in this fabulously inventive series as soon as the next book arrived. stronhearts-woman

That third book, “Strongheart’s Woman” supplements a set of stories that are all part and parcel of a fantasy tale set in a future past. The saga of Daniel’s Fork is described, at least partially, as a dystopian story. The saga is certainly set in a future following an apocalyptic event—in this case a pandemic—but it is far from ‘a society characterized by human misery, as squalor, oppression, disease, and overcrowding.’ Instead, the future world has gone back to an American future where the great Choctaw and Creek Indian tribes have reestablished timeless traditions, and the ‘white’ man has reverted to a feudal system of government, reminiscent of the Middle Ages in Europe. This future world is anything but dystopian. The story combines fantasy, romance, and suspense genres with a sprinkling of alternative history to thoroughly delight all readers who enjoy any of these genres.

The story is epic in scope and, in the hands of its creator, could easily become the next ‘Game of Thrones ‘or ‘Outlander’ series in print and film. As much as I love the story, I must also add that to write a tale of this scope requires an accomplished and talented author. Ms. Lugo is with a doubt capable of accomplishing this feat and much more. She writes with confidence and skill, weaving a wonderful love story into a fantasy world that contains more verisimilitude than many novels set in the real world. Her characters literally leap from the pages through dialogue, thought and actions. Although the Daniel’s Fork saga is a series, each individual book stands on its own. As in real life, the times and places remain stable, while the characters come and go but are always connected to each other. The author has a firm grasp of historical societies that she blends into this new world with a deft hand. “Strongheart’s Woman” is a tale you’ll not want to miss. After your first glimpse of Daniel’s Fork, whether the prelude story or any of the three novels, I am confident you’ll want more. I do and “A Time For Love” is already on my Kindle.

Reviewed 14 September 2015 for Reader’s Favorite International Book Awards.

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