Embattled by Darlene Jones
Harsh reality, a little magic and a lot of imagination.
EM’S LIFE IS HIJACKED by alien gods. Armed with the superpowers they give her, she’s supposed to fix the world’s problems. Trouble is, Yves, the alien controlling her, is a newbie and lousy at communication.
He can’t figure out how to let her know she won’t be hurt as she barges into jungle battles and courtrooms filled with armed soldiers, and faces Taliban-like zealots, defeating them all. Yves manipulates the media to maintain constant attention on Em and her exploits.
The world falls in love with this “madam of miracles.” Em doesn’t quite see it that way. She agonizes over the impact of her actions and whether or not what she is doing is right.Em is not the only one confused and in agony. Coming from the sterile world of the gods, Yves succumbs to human emotions.
Jealousy takes over as he watches Em and her lover. How will Em decide whether or not she wants this sci-fi life that’s been thrust on her? Can she ever really go back to a normal life? And Yves? Will he risk everything for his love of Em?
From Darlene Jones:
A long time ago, I lived in Mali. Every single day, I wished I could wave a magic wand to relieve the heart-wrenching poverty. The story line of my books reflects my desire to wave that wand and make the world a better place.
If only wishes could come true. And of course, every novel needs its love story, so along with the sci-fi magic, I’ve added the requisite romance. I’ve always believed we can’t be the only beings existing in the vastness of the universe.
There must be others “out there somewhere” and I brought some of them along for the ride.The setting stays, for the most part, within the realities of our world, but I’ve found that I love the magic the sci-fi element of other beings can bring to the story.
- Harsh reality, a little magic and a lot of imagination …
- A good ear for dialogue and writes convincing sex scenes (no easy feat!)
- Fantastic fight scenes – realistic, engaging and entrancing!
- High entertainment value yet provocative, original, and straight from Mencius’ ‘unbearing mind’.
- Touches of the reality we all share, the reality that so often disappoints and dismays us, abound. I love the underlying thesis, that satisfying though instant authoritative intervention may be, human solutions demand involvement and time, and break the heart.