Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Blogger Book Fair Day 3 Featuring Alberta Ross

It's day three of the Blogger Book Fair and today I'm featuring Alberta Ross author of the Sefuty Chronicles as well as A Patchwork of Perspectives.  Her imagination is an absolutely amazing place filled with climate-drive apocalypses, genetic engineering, global wars and, of course, love.  Read on to learn more about these amazing stories.



Ellen's Tale: being the first part of the Sefuty Chronicles

2111:  Ellen Wellfit, innocent and naive child of the safe,peaceful and sterile cities.  Bix Sefune, genetically modified as a child to fight with the Sefuty Comrades (popularly known as Ferals), now dangerously charming.

They meet when she seeks his help to fulfil the dying request of an old lady.  Terrified of life outside the city walls Ellen, in venturing out into the countryside, is forced to cling to Bix and he, responding, finds his interest in her growing. 

They both dare to think of a future together but he cannot live within walls and they have to part.  It is Ellen who seeks to find a way to achieve their dreams.  She takes a dangerous path but the results of her actions hold out hope for them and also for the dwindling survivors of mankind.

Ellen's Tale is an historical romance set in the future, with three time periods and two love stories set against a background of climate change, child soldiers, landmines,genetic engineering and eugenics.
 2162: Young researcher Maia Linne contacts archivist Ris Menai for assistance with a study of Ellen Wellfit, a young girl who had lived and loved 50 years previously.  Ris is an expert on Ellen and her times and agrees to help.  Through incomplete correspondence we follow their increasing interest and eventual love for each other.  Ellen's story is fed to Maia by copies of transcripts of recordings taken at the time.  Although these papers are also incomplete the story covers most of the events which were to prove important to mankind.
 
The Storyteller's Tale: being the second part of the Sefuty Chronicles

2116:  Ellen, Bix and Jack have moved away from the city and settled at Blaisemill to try and gain enough skills to survive in the wilderness.  They are to start opening up the beleaguered settlements and establish Trade Routes.  In Ellen's Tale Jack had rescued Keira Baha from death, and despite her being Blaisemill's black sheep, the comrades elect her their guide.  Some in Blaisemill say she is mad, they all say she is bad and consider it a mistake to take her on.  Jack believes she can be rescued from her own demons.  Can he do so in time, for her, for them.

2164:  Karina Morgan, friend and colleague of Maia Linne who, with archivist Ris Menai, has gone missing, presumed dead on a field trip, has taken up the uncompleted work on the Sefuty Chronicles.  Working with Keria Baha's recording of events during the three years Ellen and Bix resided in the settlement and some letters from Maia, Karina puts together this next instalment of the Chronicles.

Jack's Tale: being the third part of the Sefuty Chronicle
 
2120Away from the City and imprisoned behind rings of mines, deprived of resources, settlements battle famine, natural disasters and despair. The companions of Ellen’s Tale and The Storyteller’s Tale have moved south to settle in Belacot and to open new trade routes. This land to the west and north of the City has been untouched by any form of law and order for over 50 years and soon our companions face new conflict and danger. As they begin to liberate mined settlements they discover some of the survivors of the Great Wars live by violence banding together to exist by means of terror and murder.  Undermanned and lacking the resources of the City Bix’s Comrade is almost overwhelmed. Disasters threaten the close knit comrades and relationships begin to founder under the stresses of war.  
2165:  Karina Morgan continuing her friends research has the task of sorting letters and journal entries into some  semblance of order.  It is not work she is suited to and soon comes into conflict with Clemens the new head of department.


And her collection of short stories, A Patchwork of Perspectives, covers everything from innocent childhood to old age, from playtime to murder with a side dish of fantastical.  Can a mother's love keep her boy safe? Can you wake from a nightmare on the moon? Watch the mayhem develop on a sunny day in the quiet countryside. Go with Alberta on a chaotic story of life, listen to the talking cats, watch a murder most foul. Remember the child's imagination, worry about the old's fading grasp on reality. From the everyday ordinary to the quietly strange. Sit back, relax and enjoy the read.
Alberta's books can be purchased  in e-book  edition at
smashwords in multi ebook formats
amazon (UK and USA sites) for Kindle
and for print edition at lulu
Alberta spent the first part of her adult life travelling the world, the middle years studying  and now has settled down to write.  From the first part she has endless photographs and memories from the second she has a BSc Hons and a MA.  Now in this part everything comes together.
Over the years her interests have expanded, as have her book and music collections.  A short list would include reading (almost anything) science, opera, folk, gardening, philosophy, crazy patchwork, freeform crochet, ethics, social history, cooking (and eating of course) anthropology and of course climate change and sustainability.
 Her parents gave her, apart from a love of reading and music, an interest and curiosity  everything which in itself gives a total inability to be bored and for this she is always grateful. 

Don't forget to stop by the BBF to enter for your chance to win one a bundle of giveaway prizes if you haven't already and head one back here tomorrow for another fantastic author!

3 comments:

  1. Awesome! Congratulations Alberta! Nice selection!

    Go BBF!

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  2. Nice to meet you and your books Alberta.

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