#APC #Spotlight: First Steps For A Hero By Judith Rook!
Hey Everyone!! :-)
I've got Judith Rook in my APC spotlight, today! Judith is an active and supportive member of the Authors-Professional Co-op Facebook group and her first contact, science fiction, action, adventure novella, First Steps for a Hero, looks great! Here's the description:
Living on a farm in the north country of England in 1969, David Eldwick has finished high school and is looking forward to his new adult life. His enemy, Martin, lives on the farm next door. He is jealous of David and has made his life at school as unpleasant as possible.Soon, Martin and his father will try to seize ownership of the Eldwick land by forcing David’s sister into a marriage with Martin. David warns Martin off, but Martin wants Jenevieve and goes ahead with his plans.Although he is determined to protect his sister, David avoids confronting Martin. Then a stranger comes to work on the Eldwick farm, and things begin to change.The enigmatic stranger, the Captain, comes from Arrath, an Earth-like world, existing in a parallel universe. He teaches David the Arrathan way of self-defence, and David begins to develop in skill and character.At the end-of-summer ball, Martin kidnaps Jenevieve. Knowing he will have to fight, David faces his adversary. He saves Jenevieve, and the captain invites him to visit Arrath.David learns malevolent alien beings have also found their way to Earth, intending to infect it with evil. Helping to deal with the dark invaders, he meets the greatest danger of his life, but he must overcome his fear and protect both Arrath and Earth.What will be David’s path into his future? Does he truly believe the other universe exists and can affect the lives of people on Earth? Will he become a farmer or a warder of Arrath? If you think this sounds like something you might enjoy, go ahead and grab your copy here: