Wednesday, August 12, 2020

The Rose


This post is part of a virtual book tour organized by Goddess Fish Promotions

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A masterful, dystopian science fiction thriller of underground genetic experiments, telepathic evil greys, mysterious rebellion, conspiracy, martial arts, and Alien Vampires.


Sandy Cox believed WW3 was over. But for those Alien Vampires, War Has Just Begun.


Forty-eight hours after a World War III treaty is signed Sandy Cox awakens in an underground compound unable to move. Tied to machines she screams for help but no one answers. At least NO ONE HUMAN.


And they’ve taken her unborn child.


Enter Phil, a rebel freedom fighter who has had more than his share of Alien Vampires. Armed with THE BLADES, a sacred alien martial art, he enters the compound on a mission to find Sandy. But as he battles his way through the compound, Phil discovers Sandy has her own agenda. Finding her stolen child is all that matters.


But the vampires have their own plan and Sandy’s baby is at the heart of their diabolical plot. Joined by a crew of rogue soldiers, they must navigate the underground compound, battling genetically mutated humans, aliens and monsters.


When battling Alien Vampires, one thing is certain…Get Ready To Bleed!


Fans of The Hunger Games, George RR Martin, VE Schwab, Star Wars and Ancient Aliens will be fascinated by this high-powered, intelligent, edge of your seat dystopian sci-fi action thriller.

My review...

This was an interesting rather epic book to read. There is a basic story line that seems to weave in and out. I say basic only in the sense of the word meaning fundamental. Two characters seemed to be the glue that held this story together for me. There was so much else going on that I needed that storyline to keep me focused.

If you can imagine a world being dystopic and in the midst of WWIII, then this is a picture of this book. This is a book about a world full of vampires, uglies, scary people, you name it. With all of this combined, there should be a cacophony of sound in your head or at least in the flow of your reading. So, while some of these vampire creatures and scary people might not be my thing, I think there is no question P.D. Alleva accomplished what he set out to write and he has created a very interesting read.   

read an excerpt...

“It’s in the blood, dear,” said Ellen, one of the women Sandy shared time and space with, her skin worn by age, hard labor, and days spent under the sun. Blotches, liver spots and creases led the observer to the eyes. One dark, the other a cataract milky white and she always wore a dark shawl draped over the head and shoulders. Sandy was afraid of Ellen, she reminded Sandy of a gypsy or witch from a fairy-tale.

 “Come again?” said Sandy, her eyes shifting from soldier to Ellen to soldier then back to Ellen.

 Ellen had cut herself transferring a wood bucket filled with rice to add to an already large trough of buckets. A thick wood splinter pinned in the bottom of her palm dripping with a thick stream of blood. She turned to Sandy raising the bloodied palm and caught a drop of blood in her unwounded hand.

 “The blood dear,” said Ellen. “All magic comes from the blood.”

 Sandy cringed at the sight; she’d always been squeamish. Her stomach bumped, blood curled. Magic, Sandy thought. If only magic was real. How wonderful would that be? Sandy understood she was naïve, the result of an isolated childhood and her parents’ death when she was ten years old. Not that they had taught the young Sandy about the world she lived in either. They’d kept her under lock and key, never so much as offering a glimpse or advice on the outside world. They were always so cryptic with their explanations, living in an abundant and overgrown mansion as if luxury were a childhood friend. Sure there were plenty of rooms for a child to explore but as time went by those rooms seemed more like a prison than a home.

 Years of neglect, isolation and secrets were as torturous as physical suffering. And she was tired of secrets. She wanted to know truth. Truth was like a blanket that keeps you warm in the coldest winter.

 “The blood, Sandy,” said Ellen who clenched her fist around those crimson droplets, shaking her hand in front of her face. “All is in the blood.”

about P. D.  Alleva...

P.D. Alleva is an author, psychotherapist and hypnotherapist specializing in trauma, addiction and mental health. He is the author of several books, including fiction novels, Indifference and ABillion Tiny Moments In Time…, Seriously Twisted; These Gods of Darkness (Poetry), Let Your Soul Evolve (1st and 2nd ed), and Spiritual Growth Therapy: Philosophy, Practices and Mindfulness Workbook (non-fiction). He has developed behavioral protocols for addiction and mental health and teaches mindfulness, Buddhist meditations and manifestation techniques to his patients as a means and alternative to using pharmaceuticals. He is currently in private practice with his wife, Lisa. He lives with his wife and children in Boca Raton, Florida.


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  1. Thank you for hosting and thank you for the review. Hello everyone, hope you enjoy the book description, cover, excerpt and review. I'll be popping in and out throughout the day to check in and reply to comments and any questions you all may have. Good luck on the giveaway and have an awesome day. Thank you.

    1. It was nice to have you here.I enjoyed the book. Best of luck with it.

    2. Thank you Kathy. And thank you for supporting indie publishing, hosting and reviewing.

  2. Great post and I appreciate getting to find out about another great book. Thanks for all you do and for the hard work you put into this. Greatly appreciated!

  3. Thank you James. Grateful you stopped by. Enjoy your day.

  4. I liked the excerpt, sounds good.

  5. Great review, can't wait to check this one out!

    1. Awesome. Enjoy the ride. Thank you for stopping by

  6. I really like the cover. It is creative and sets the tone.

    1. thank you Heather. I love the cover too. Designer hit the nail on the head.

  7. Do you have any ideas for a follow up?

    1. 100%. The Rose if the first in a planned seven book series. Vol. 2 will be published in 2021 with one book each year after that until the series is complete. Thank you for stopping by Bernie

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