Saturday, March 29, 2014

Distant Cousin: Two Worlds Daughter now published!

Distant Cousin: Two Worlds Daughter is finally published!

Somehow (?), a friend of my wife learned of this: 

"AWESOME!!!!!!!  I will download it on my iPAD* this weekend.   DH and I are heading to New York city for some work and for some fun with B____ and family.  AND I need my Distant Cousin nearby on the airplane :)


An ER surgeon friend emailed at 4 a.m.:

"Damn! The first chapter got me hooked (again). Hopefully I'll have the fortitude to wait till tomorrow to continue. I still have some work to do."

That's the whole idea-->

"I think that having fun is a social function.... I think about the reader who has to put up with these pages.  He needs to have fun, he needs gratification; this is my moral.  Someone bought the book, paid money, invests time: he has to have fun." 

                                                                  --Italo Calvino

For those unfamiliar with Ana's stories, a quick intro:: 

"The most distinguishing trademark of Al Past's Distant Cousin books is their obvious similarity to some of Steven Spielberg's best movies. Ana Darcy is much like E.T. without the Disney cuteness or childhood orientation. She is an E.T.-type character for an adult audience. The sense of wonder we all had the first time we watched Close Encounters of the Third Kind is magically reincarnated. Reading all the Distant Cousin books is like playing a movie in your head. This is the way we want life to be. This is the way we want Americans to respond to aliens if they ever arrive on Earth. Life should always be like this." (Floyd M. Orr, PODBRAM) 

In the sixth tale of Earth's first extraterrestrial and her family, Ana Darcy Mendez finds herself on the other side of the world with her husband and children out of town, when both her extraordinary children suddenly face major life decisions--even deadly danger. We have all heard of teenagers who did things they barely survived, that shaped their characters--and that their parents never knew of. What sort of decisions will Ana's children make? And will their parents ever find out?

Available for Kindle, in a fine trade paperback, and Amazon UK in paper.
Kindle edition $2.99 (free for Prime), $12.42 in paper

NOTE! The Kindle editions are now $2.99. You can enjoy the entire set for less than the price of volume 1 in paper! See Amazon!

What are readers saying already?

For more information:

The covers make the Distant Cousin books look like science fiction, but the author disagrees...mostly. 

Why would Kindle Board members tell the author "You suck?"
 Why would another Kindle Board member say it again

What do authors and writers say about the books?

What's the deal with the series' main character?

You can "Look Within" at Amazon for a few pages if you like, or you can read the whole first chapter, which sets the main story nicely:

To those who have enjoyed the books, and to those who discover them and enjoy them, please pay it forward and tell others. I'm a terrible messenger and anyway, I have more stories to write.  Thank you so much!

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