Wednesday

Eternity Falls by Kirk Outerbridge

I just spent 30 minutes writing my review which completely disappeared on me. That hasn't happened in years! What a pain!
I'll never remember everything, but I'll try.
This story has plenty of twists and curves. One thing that bothers me is there is no publishing house imprint on the thing. Another thing that bothers me is that there is no real reason why the protag falls in love with the girl who happens to be as irritating as any character I've met. I guess it's a guy thing.
I really like the main character, though. He is very well developed and matches the story line. There's no out of character experience. The support cast, however, seems to be rather shallow which gives them a two-dimensional feel. While the villians are evil and there's a lot of betrayal, their motivations are not fully developed which gives the story sort of a crackling, brittle feel.
The gadgets are fun, though, and very convenient.

This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing

Eternity Falls

Marcher Lord Press (October 1, 2009)

by

Kirk Outerbridge



ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Kirk Outerbridge developed a passion for storytelling at an early age. Through years of reading Fantasy and Science Fiction novels, comics, table top gaming and watching endless hours Japanese anime, he developed a keen sense for what made stories enjoyable and more importantly—what didn’t.

While pursuing an engineering degree in college, Kirk endeavored to tell his own stories, choosing writing as the easiest and cheapest medium to master—or so he thought. Several years and several hundred thousand words later, he produced a Sci-fi trilogy that shall never (God willing) see the light of day, but that did teach him much needed lessons about the craft of writing fiction.

After college Kirk returned to his homeland of Bermuda where he reunited with his childhood friend and future wife, Ria. But before marrying his lovely wife, Kirk entered an even greater marriage and devoted his life to Christ in 2002.

With a new found direction in life, writing fell by the wayside but the urge to tell futuristic stories never left. After much prayer and contemplation, Kirk purposed his writing for God’s Will, seeking to draw to Christ those who shared his passions for all things futuristic and Sci-fi.

Kirk currently lives with his wife Ria and 18 month old son Miles in beautiful Bermuda. He is a faithful member of the Church of Christ and is a professional engineer employed by the government.



ABOUT THE BOOK

In the future, death is only a problem if you can’t afford the price. Such is the promise of Gentec Corporation’s “Miracle Treatment”, a genetic anti-aging elixir that grants eternal life—or does it?

When a Gentec client suddenly dies of natural causes, the powers that be will stop at nothing to ensure their version of eternity remains unchallenged; even if it means concocting a religious sabotage conspiracy to cover a lie.

With the media about to blow the story wide open, the credibility of Gentec and the lives of millions of clients rest on one man’s ability to uncover the truth.
Enter detective Rick Macey, religious counterterrorist expert and Gentec executive Sheila Dunn’s last hope for salvation.

Now with the clock ticking and the corporate brass seeking their own solution at any cost, Macey must track down a religious zealot out to destroy the Miracle Treatment for good.

But when Macey finds himself not only falling for his client, but confronted with the possibility that the culprit could hold a connection to his shaded past, the truth suddenly becomes a dangerous thing.

Only through a test of faith can he stop the crisis before it’s all too late and eternity falls.

If you would like to read an excerpt from Chapter 1 of Eternity Falls, go HERE

7 comments:

Kerry Nietz said...

As another author with a book by the same publisher, I'm fairly certain that Kirk's book does have the Marcher Lord Press imprint on the spine. Believe me, Kirk worked hard to earn that imprint. Marcher Lord is selective in who they publish. Only six titles a year.

Nuff said,
Kerry Nietz

Gina Burgess said...

Thank you, Kerry, for pointing out about the imprint! I deeply apologize. It was "Loss of Carrier" that had no imprint, not "Eternity Falls".

Kerry Nietz said...

No worries. Just wanted to clear that up. I hope you give some of the other Marcher Lord titles a chance in the future. Lots of good stuff, I think.

Gina Burgess said...

I certainly will! I just might have to crack open a Graphic Novel. I've not done that since I was 13... those weren't really classified as graphic novels back then, just comic serials.

Kerry Nietz said...

Interesting. Do you have a particular graphic novel in mind? I know what you mean, though, some of the writing and artwork in those are top notch. Gripping, really.

Gina Burgess said...

Actually, no, I don't have one in mind. What got me interested in looking at one was the recent Castle episode which featured one. The artwork is amazing. Too many years ago to think about, I liked Millie The Model, Superman, and Archie comic books. Millie The Model was a continuing serial. Mom would get so aggravated that I'd finish it almost before we left the store and I'd beg for the next one...

Kerry Nietz said...

That made me chuckle. Thanks!

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