Saturday, August 24, 2013

#Giveaway: The Infinite Within - Michael Drakich (With Guest Post)

Author of four novels
The Brotherhood Of Piaxia - Years have passed since the overthrow of the monarchy by the Brotherhood of Warlocks and they rule Piaxia in peaceful accord. But now forces are at work to disrupt this rule from outside the Brotherhood as well as within! In the border town of Rok, a young warlock acolyte, Tarlok and his older brother, Savan, captain of the guard, become embroiled in the machinations of dominance. While in the capital city, Tessia, the daughter of Piaxia’s most influential merchant, begins a journey of survival. Follow the three as their paths intertwine, with members of the Brotherhood in pursuit and the powerful merchant’s guild manipulating the populace for their own ends.
Grave Is The Day - In October of 1957, more than Sputnik fell to Earth... Set against the back drop of the Space Race and the Cold War, both the United States and the Soviet Union have a new issue to deal with, aliens from outer space. Both the Braannoo and the Muurgu are at war with each other and Earth becomes the newest battleground in their struggle. Spanning time from the launch of Sputnik to the near future, the interplay of historical events from a new light make you ask the question, could this all be true? The capture of aliens near small town USA unites three players from different quarters, Commander Kraanox of the Braannoo, First Lieutenant Wayne Bucknell as his captor and seven year old Justin Spencer, the first to make alien contact.

Lest The Dew Rust Them - Terrorism in America has a new game…decapitations!

Homeland Security Director Robert Grimmson faces the task of catching five men in New York City. They call themselves the Sword Masters with a single minded plan of terror through decapitations. Barely has the task begun when a new arrival at JFK is a man importing thousands of swords! Alexander Suten-Mdjai is a trainer in the deadly art of swordsmanship and Robert cannot help but believe there is a connection between him and the Sword Masters. As he goes about the task, each step in his search is made more difficult through the interference of politicians, the media and his own government. Robert’s examination constantly draws him back to Alexander who regales him with a tale of swordsmanship from his lineage featuring events of mankind’s bloody past and often oddly having a connection to the case before him. With the clock ticking as New York collapses into a deep panic, he must catch the Sword Masters before it is too late!

The Infinite Within - Going into outer space calls to Astronaut Brooke Jones like the sirens of old, and when the chance to be part of the first manned mission to Mars arises, she is ecstatic. But little does she know the fate that awaits her on the surface of the red planet or the results of her encounter when she gets back to Earth.
No awards, no accolades, no writing degrees or diplomas, only a deep rooted love of reading and writing.
Michael can be found at Goodreads.


I asked Michael how he came about writing The Infinite Within, and here is what he had to say.

I’m an avid fan of things like the Science Channel and NASA television. With all the news in the last year about the Higgs boson and the ongoing search for what comprises dark matter and dark energy, I wanted to throw my own two cents into the theories of quantum mechanics. In no way am I a physicist, but since quantum mechanics still had a lot of holes in it, what better opportunity for a layman such as myself to espouse a crazy variation on the currently accepted versions. At the same time, I had been contemplating the concept of a hero theme for a novel. I threw in a couple of intergalactic gargle blasters, mixed, and out came my new novel, The Infinite Within. Although this is my fourth release, as novels go this is the first where the main protagonist was a female. It was a challenge to look at things from her perspective. I hope I got it right.


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