The Connection: Two Worlds. One Connection.
by Dana Claire
Publisher: Chamberlain Publishing House (December 11, 2020)
Category: Young Adult, Science Fiction, Aliens, Romance
Tour dates: March 12-April 16, 2021
Available in Print and ebook, 280 pages
Beatrice Walker thought she lived in a normal world—that is until she learned she’s a living hostel for an alien energy source, and apparently the answer to preventing extinction.
Bea has no memory of her last moments with her mother. The week they’d gone missing is a complete mystery. Suddenly moved back to her hometown with her father, Bea has rekindled her friendship with her two best friends—and seems to have caught the attention of an arrogant, yet gorgeous boy named Cash Kingston. But there’s more to Cash than his annoying attitude and good looks. Cash isn’t human, and he’s now in charge of protecting Bea from those who know what she keeps safe inside her: the energy source that once belonged to his murdered girlfriend.
Tensions mount as Bea learns her energy source must be paired with the one Cash holds to protect both their planets from an imminent threat. But what Bea doesn’t realize is there’s more to her than being human a host, that her feelings for Cash are not just a prophetic plan that will save their planets, and that the fate of everything lies in her choices.
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BOOK REVIEW by LAWonder10:
From the first riveting page to the last, 'The Connection' captivates the reader's interest which increases as the momentum builds. Then, it all comes together in the final two pages.
This is a sci-fi like none other I have read. It is an intriguing tale of, seemingly, friendly relationships between Earth and the planet Ferro. It is of necessity that both planet leaders work together or be doomed to destruction.
This story has some similarities to Stephanie Meyer's 'Twilight series, yet is still very different.
The ending is profound and complete, if there is to be a sequel. Otherwise, it is a cliffhanger, causing the reader to feel the story is incomplete.
The characters are very interesting and well-developed. The scenes are well defined. It is easy for the reader to feel apart of the story.
I offer a Five Stars rating.
*This book was gifted me, with no pressure for a positive review. This is my honest review.
What process do you go through in creating visual background scenes to involve your audience the feeling they are in the story?
I use the same process to create visual background scenes that I use to build a brand-new concept. By developing a reference sheet that includes aesthetics by broad strokes, the current climate, clothing, and cuisine of my novel’s world, I narrow down the details of my landscapes allowing the reader to feel as if they are physically there.
As most people, I’m a visual person so I’ll print images off Pinterest, Instagram or Google and hang them on the wall above my computer as I type to inspire my words. By using these visual guides, I’m reminded of where my characters are and what they are feeling in their environment hoping this translates to my audience. I’ll break down the natural ecosystem and animal life including agriculture, livestock, and weather. I’ll create politics, culture, and economic hierarchy.
All of these factors contribute to the setting and are important for the reader to feel immersed in my innovative world. When a reader is emotionally tied to the story, they hold the characters and plot in their hearts long after the last page is turned, and the book closed. I don’t just want my reader to fall in love with my characters, I want them to believe and feel as if they are there for the journey and experiencing all of the aesthetics.
About Dana Claire
Author, Dana Claire, believes that a good story is made through strong character development. When readers become attached to the characters’ emotional state and are invested in their objectives, the readers are there for the long haul backing the characters and their emotions. How cool is it to read a book and think about the characters long after you’ve read the last page? She believes that the beauty of reading is that one can live a hundred lives within the stories of books.
If you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to be a vampire, slay a dragon, or use a time machine, there’s a book for that.
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