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Today's offering is ESSENTIALLY HUMAN by Maureen O. Betita. Here's the blurb:
At eighty three years of age, Rachel Inez Astor threw herself from the bow of a cruise ship, only to wake up aboard an alien ship, restored to youth and cut off from the rest of the world. She adapts to her changed circumstances, growing to love the underwater realm.
Twenty six years later, Federal Investigator Sam Montgomery inadvertently rescues her and finds himself taken aboard the submerged alien ship. He isn’t sure what to make of this woman or the aliens who care for her. Are they a threat? Is she?
The world is full of paranoia, restricted freedoms and environmental catastrophe. With the advanced science and technology, the aliens hold the power to restore balance - if they can survive exposure to a frightened planet. They’ve planned to reveal themselves and have worked for decades to assimilate and prepare to meet humans face to face. The key rests with the reborn Ria, who is learning how to be human once more, and Sam, a man torn between a lifetime of lies and taking a chance on the unknown.
What I liked about this was the unique take on alien/human interactions, and how we are so much more than just the bodies we inhabit. This was the perfect mixture of science fiction, romance, and mystery. It explored the idea of being human and what it truly meant. It is our bodies? Our universal geography? Or is it the emotions we carry and convey? Ms. Betita really brings it all together and shows that we as beings are so much more than just our bodies. Great sci-fi tale with romantic elements.
If you'd like a copy, you can find it for $3.99 ebook here:
| Maureen O. Betita's Website | Amazon |
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