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By the Stars- new release from Jessica Marie Baumgartner

04 Aug
By the Stars- new release from Jessica Marie Baumgartner

By the Stars Social Media CoverIf you enjoy science fiction, or just interesting fiction, you’ll enjoy By the Stars. I received a copy of By the Stars a few days ago and I’m about half way through it, even though I have been really busy and shouldn’t have taken the time to read it. Since it is on my Kindle it is harder to peek at the end the way I usually end up doing, so I’m interested to see what happens in the rest of the book.

Synopsis:

Allie is faced with her worst nightmare as she boards a space ship that will transport her and her children from their home forever. The human population has dwindled to around 15,000 as the Earth’s become hostile. If they stay they will die.

The alien race who’s come to their rescue seem to have no concept of selfishness, but Allie has her doubts. She’s separated from her husband and left to fend for her family on her own. It’s up to her to make sure that they survive the trip across the stars.

Book Excerpt:

I used to have nightmares about this. I would wake up scream­ing as they forced me to leave. People giving up; abandoning Mother Earth. The thought alone caused my heart to race, my under arms to sweat.

Here I stand clutching my children, one on each side, as we pre­pare to be torn away from everything that’s tangible. Before me, a gargantuan structure glares from above. This beast, this ship is supposed to save humanity, or at least what’s left of it.

I’ve lived through mass devastation. It’s hardened me enough.

But leaving? It still scares me.

We have no idea what’s out there for us.

My husband has faith in the alien colony that is aiding us. They made contact just in time. Said they had revolutionized their space program and stumbled upon our signal.

I don’t know what I believe.

As the line moves forward, I pull my girls along. They stumble ahead with fright, carrying their backpacks strapped to their bodies. Our packs are the only human luggage allowed on the crowded craft. But that’s not what they’re worried about.

It’s not the new race they fear. Or even the new world. It is the missing presence of their father.

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Author bio:

Jessica is a member of The St. Louis Writer’s Guild. Her stories have been featured by Bewildering Stories, Fiction on the Web, Beyond Imagination Literary Magazine, Hellfire Crossroads, and others. She has a Paranormal Romance novelette titled Tale of Two Bookends through Cobblestone Press LLC, and a children’s book about religious diversity and acceptance titled, My Family Is Different. You check her out at www.jessicamariebaumgartner.com

Author Website: www.jessicamariebaumgartner.com

Author Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jessicamariebaumgartner

Author Twitter: https://twitter.com/jessmbaum

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