Today, I am very pleased to be hosting a guest post from the lovely Nora Weston, who has stopped by to promote her latest work, Guardian 2632.
Before we get into things, please allow me to tell you a bit about Nora's latest:
Time surfing in illegal time zones is the rush Zane can’t live without. As addictive as the Martian dust called kilred, time surfing becomes Zane’s obsession. And knowing full well if caught by the Elite Guardians, he’ll suffer an unwelcome death by Time Mercs, Zane still dives deep into trouble. Soon, he discovers a mission in 2035 left him trapped in a timehole. This timehole places him in Pittsburgh, PA in 1998, instead of home. In Pittsburgh, Zane strolls into a coffee shop to see the bewitching Julia Emerson. From that point on, his life spirals out of control as he fights to protect what he loves most.
It’s possible Zane’s future is no longer in 2632...but actually in 1998. Slip through time with Zane Grayson as Guardian 2632 reveals what he will sacrifice to save a life.
For her guest post, Nora was kind enough to share her thoughts on the need for fictional heroes.
Nora Weston: Summoning Superman
Whether it’s isolation from within one’s mind due to societal pressure, governmental laws that suppress freedoms, the devastating stress from peer pressure, or as in the case of Zane Grayson in Guardian 2632, no one wants to be trapped, anywhere or in any time. It gets to the point in this novel concerning unjust laws, love against all odds, and good against evil that Zane decides to betray everyone he’s ever known at Guardian TMF to set things right.
Zane Grayson, executive director at Guardian TMF, in the year 2632, is a man who has made mistakes involving the eligibility of people who need their paradoxes fixed. While Guardian 2632 is a Sci-Fi adventure/romance, it’s also about the complexity of human nature and how we, as flawed creatures of the cosmos, seem to learn everything the hard way. Zane suffers greatly for not acknowledging soon enough in his career that everyone matters...life is precious.
Once Zane is enlightened to the fact the laws of 2632 must be rewritten for the betterment of mankind, his conscience is free to plan out how to save the one person who means more to him than anything—Julia Emerson. A pastian living in 1998, she holds the key to Zane’s future, providing him with the necessary drive to get his priorities straight.
Zane is a genetically altered human, who heals faster than normal, he ages at a much slower rate, and his intellect is off the charts, yet he is not a super hero. Zane’s journey of self discovery enables him to image a world without hypocrisy, which thrusts him into a perilous journey through time for the sake of another human being’s welfare. That’s why Zane Grayson is a super-man, extraordinary.
What fictional characters do you think could help clean up our planet in terms of injustice, prejudice, and hatred? Certainly, the mythical champions of bygone days, like Odysseus and Apollo, used to motivate men to have hope...to strive for excellence in all they did. Honestly, we’ve been here thousands of years and are still fighting over the same dirt and illogical inequalities. That says something about our species, and it’s not at all flattering. I believe we are in dire need of real inspiration.
Can we learn from fictional heroes who make us dream about a better tomorrow, and then become proactive in our societies, or are the super men and women only to be found in prose? If someone you know is making a difference...give them a shout out and leave a comment to make their day.
Thanks for visiting!
About Nora Weston:
Nora Weston’s fiction and poetry slips in-between and all around science fiction, fantasy, and horror. Her publishing credits include the anthologies Mind Mutations, Cyber Pulp’s Halloween 3.0, and Dark Pleasures. Other venues in print and online include; The Hacker’s Source, The Dream People, Hoboeye, Abandoned Towers, Lost in the Dark, Sputnik 57, Soul Engravings, and Decompositions. Recently, Dark Gothic Resurrected Magazine, Worlds Within–Worlds Beyond, Trapeze Magazine, and Four and Twenty published her work. Melange Books has accepted The Twelfth Paladin for a May 2011 release. Nora has had the pleasure of reaching people through the airwaves on radio stations throughout the US, and episodes can be downloaded from Blog Talk Radio’s show Not Picture Perfect.
Thanks so much to Nora for stopping by. If you'd like to follow her virtual journey in support of Guardian 2632, check out her schedule on the Calendar of Events page at The Virtual Book Tour Cafe