Transformation - Tour and Book Review


TransformationEmily Winters was kidnapped as a teenager by Psi-Tech, a corrupt and power-hungry corporation that learned of her precognitive ability. Imprisoned for years and forced to use her talent to help a company thrive, she now reaches a point where she must escape or die. A natural disaster will cause chaos, death, and destruction throughout the entire world while transforming most of the survivors into psychics. After this happens, Psi-Tech will kill all of their prisoners to hide the evidence of their horrific crimes.

Knowing how the disaster will affect her captors gives Emily one slim chance to escape. She must seize this opportunity to save not only herself but her brother as well who will die without a medical treatment that doesn’t yet exist.

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Author Bio for John O’Riley:

John for NPWAJohn O'Riley has been writing as far back as he can remember. He is an author of novels and an award winning writer of screenplays in the category of urban fantasy, comedy, science fiction and young adult. His movie feature screenplay, Cursed, is an Honorable Mention Winner for the 2012 Screenplay Festival. His most recent accomplishments include the screenplays New Earth, Pinky Swear, and Mutant Wizards in the 2014 Filmmakers International Screenplay Awards which made it to Quarter-Finalist status. Other recognition includes the screenplays Cursed, Project Pandora, Pinky Swear, Incipio, and Bad Sister which have been listed as Quarter Finalists, Semi Finalists, and Top Finalists in the 2013 Filmmakers International Screenplay Awards, 2012 Screenplay Festival, 2012 Filmmakers International Screenplay Awards, 2012 StoryPros International Awards, 2012 Pulsar Sci Fi Screenplay Contest, and the 2012 Reel Authors International Breakout.

He was born in California then raised in Washington state. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Spanish and French and worked in a variety of bookstores including Borders and was the manager for one of the bookstores in Florida that was actually owned by Goodwill.

He loves reading fantasy, science fiction, and humorous fiction. Some of his favorite authors include Kim Harrison, Jim Butcher, S.J. Viehl, Kat Richardson, J.K. Rowling, Angie Sage, Jayne Krentz, and Janet Evanovich. He currently resides in Washington state and owns a parakeet named Amy who sings like a canary to help encourage and inspire him.


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I received a copy of this book for free in exchange for my honest opinion.

When I first began reading this story, I wasn't sure how I would like it.  It didn't take long for me to be drawn into the plot.  I liked the main character Emily very much.

For the most part I did enjoy this book.  After a few chapters though, the author seemed to run out of descriptors.  One of the characters lines are spoken crisply and she speaks crisply quite often.  And, I don't know, but it seemed to flow a bit awkwardly after the action really started.  Like oh someone is attacking us, but oh now they're gone.

The ending of the story comes quite abruptly as well.  The story is building up to a conflict between the good guys and the bad guys, the good guys see it coming because of their psychic abilities, they get going, and then they're faced with the enemy.  So now it's gonna get good.  And then one of the good guys figures out this easy way to defeat the enemy and it's all done.  

This book is a fairly quick read.  If you're looking for a quick Sci-Fi novel for the summer, this one would suit.  It is a bit choppy, but overall a satisfactory story.


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