Memories With Maya by Clyde Dsouza. Memories with Maya – ‘The Dirrogate’ – has been appropriately described by an astute reader : “..If you are looking for a book with an amazing plot and surprises, maybe try a different one. If you’re looking for an interesting insight on what future technology holds, go for it…”
The story is heavy on science, yet it is two layered and aimed at audiences who like to geek out on the social aspects of near future technology such as upcoming iterations of Google Glass. Reading carefully, reveals what may be a ‘second story’ or philosophy. Giving examples might get into spoiler territory. I value my readers, and understand that it is counter intuitive to patronize you with suggestions. The above explanation is solely to motivate those audiences who might otherwise be tempted to skim through. Read more on Amazon.
Third Willow by Lenore Skomal. It’s the summer of ’54 in the sleepy midwestern town of Sand Flats, Nebraska. Four lonely misfits forge an unlikely friendship under the draping branches of the third willow–a safe place where humor, magic and sorrow coexist. There they discover that best friends can ease the pressures from the adult world that threaten to steal their innocence. Ringleader Hap–a poor man’s Peter Pan–is unwilling to let the abuse of his alcoholic father taint his boyish optimism while he secretly searches for his missing mother. Obsessed with his Indian roots, he constructs a carefree world on the outskirts of town. As the new kid in Sand Flats, tomboy Patsy joins him, eager to escape her father’s iron rule and the pain afflicting her wounded brother, a Korean War veteran. Together, Hap and Patsy befriend timid Beah, who struggles to earn the love of her cold mother following the death of her only brother. It takes levelheaded Raz, the eldest of the only Jewish family in town, to be the conscience of the group. Read more on Amazon.
BRB, A CUL8R Time Travel Mystery by Bob Kat. Book #2 in the award winning CUL8R series! Book #1 OMG was named the Best Indie Book of 2013.
“It’s difficult to investigate a crime that hasn’t happened yet.” Kelly, Scott, Austin and Zoey have just returned from changing a girl’s life in 1966 and are a little battered and bruised from their adventure. But when a small voice pleads for their help to save her family from a murderer, they know they must respond. They research the story, but there is very little information to be found. All they know is that it takes place on Crystal Key, a small private island off the Florida Keys. Since it appears to be deserted, they decide to pop in, gather clues, then pop back. It was a good excuse to spend a lazy day on a beautiful beach.
But from the first step, their journey back to 1980 goes horribly wrong. The area is crawling with drug traffickers and tens of thousands of refugees fleeing Cuba. They accidentally meet the young girl and her family, but their intervention puts them in the direct path of the killer. Read more on Amazon.
See the complete list of all New eBook Releases for May 2013 (click to see all the new releases). If you are looking for something new to read this is a great place to start.