Some of you have been praying for me or at least are aware that as of next week I will have been unemployed 6 months. As of Sunday, my part time job also is going away. They wanted someone permanent not someone who might well need to take off. So I am going to be in real financial straits until something comes through.
I have written a little book which is getting really good reviews (see below for examples), but hasn’t taken off yet in sales. I need money to keep going and people of all sexes and ages from 9 to 65 have enjoyed this book. It’s not Christian in focus but has some Christian characters. Even non-SF fans have enjoyed it. It’s short with small 4 to 5 page chapters (each episodes of a larger story). It makes great Christmas gifts. Please consider buying a copy today.
I don’t like being pushy so this is my one and only request. But you’ll be helping our food and rent budgets a ton, and you’ll enjoy it, I promise. It’s light escapism.
If you’d rather have one of my music CDs, I have tons of those available to. The book is $7.49 plus shipping. CDs are $13 each. You can get a discount and get the book for $5.50 plus shipping. If we can sell 125 copies (the current on hand stock), you will be helping with $687.50, 75% of our rent.
To buy the book, please go to www.bryanthomasschmidt.net
and click the BUYNOW button on that page or here. It will be up and functional with the new price by tomorrow. If you want CDs instead, email me and I’ll work that out.
Thanks for your friendship and support. Here’s some reviews to wet your appetite.
May 12, 2010
Recommends it for: star trek fans, space opera fans, all ages
Captain Janaai Resnick has her hands full in this first installment of the North Star Serial. Not only does she have to prove herself to her crew, but also as soon as they head out, she must prove herself a capable leader when the ship is attacked by the Korelean threat.
Author Bryan Thomas Schmidt creates for us a likable and believable female lead that is supported by a cast as three-dimensional as those at the helm of the Star Trek series. With snappy dialogue and genre-correct technology, I think anyone who enjoys the space opera will put this one at the top of their list. I don’t usually read this genre, and I was pleasantly surprised at how fun it was.
As a bonus, at the end of this tale, Schmidt includes novel excerpts from a couple of his upcoming works, THE WORKER PRINCE and SANDMAN.
Ellen C Maze
Author of Curiously Spiritual Vampire Tales
Rabbit: Chasing Beth Rider (less)
May 27, 2010
I really liked Part I of the North Star Serial. I am looking forward to further adventures of CAPT Janaai Resnick and her crew against the Korelean forces. This is a good sci-fi book that keeps the unnecessary subjects of sex and vulgar language out of the space battle storyline. The book is clean, wholesome fun that I know my 10-year old son will really enjoy and he is one of those that does not like to read.
The Koreleans have a deep hatred for Christians who have colonized the galaxy after escaping persecution on Earth. CAPT Resnick has just been given command of NORTH STAR, a destroyer in the Coalition Command fleet. While on her first assignment she comes into contact with Koreleans forces and thus the war begins. Many themes are at play here and the storyline is solid. I want to follow the story a find out what happens to the entire crew in future parts of The North Star Serial.
I also really enjoyed the excerpts from both The Worker Prince and Sandman. I will keep my eyes open for these novels as I am certin that they reach bookstands
I received this book for free through Goodreads First Reads giveaway program. Thanks to Bryan for making this book available in the giveaway program. These first 13 NORTH STAR Serial stories are the start of a great adventure! (less)