One of my favorite genre-hopping authors (and blog content providers, due to her magnanimity when it comes to graphics) is launching a brand new sci-fi romance series. As a banner-carrying member of the SFR Brigade, I wholeheartedly approve. Without further ado....
Athena has known she was born to create the most fabulous art in the multiverses and to enchant men by her merest gaze.
While the first is working out very well.
The second goal had yet to begun. Whenever she walks into a room with crewmen, instead of falling to their knees in worship, they turn away from her. If she boldly approaches them, they scatter like bunnies fleeing a pack of dire wolves.
She sets out to discover if this behavior is her father or grandfather’s doing. First thing she discovered is that their aversion only works in person. If she calls them via the computer, they drool and grunt as their hands disappear into their pants.
Upon teleconferencing all the men in the ship, she realizes she owes a great debt of gratitude to whomever placed the fear of a God on the male crew. They all possessed fair faces, but horrid personalities, stupendous vanity, and total ignorance…and quite possibly have the crabs.
She spends nearly a billion years trying to figure out how to get new crewmember. The solution appears when her father asked for her help.
In Athena's word's (an exerpt from The Gods of Probabilities)
After ten billion years had passed and not one life form was to be found on any planet, Zousan decided he needed his brightest mind working on how to move things along. So he called in his daughter.
“I know you love painting, but I was sent here to make a better world, and while you’ve made the galaxies gorgeous, none of the planets have life on them. Nor does any of the crew know how to make life.”
“Why would grandfather not share that?” Athena asked.
Zousan wanted to say, “Because he’s an ass.” Upon taking a breath, he softened his response since Athena still loved the pompous, overbearing jerk. “He wants me to fail at my task. He sees this as a chance to humiliate and humble me.”
Athena hugged him, dissipating his anger at once. “I’m sorry. I wish you would have told me sooner.”
Zousan blinked. “Does that mean you know how to make life?”
She grinned. “Grandfather, show me how when I was but a year old. All we need are chemicals, an electric spark, and lots and lots of time.”
Once they had established life, it got rowdy, requiring the Gods to land on the planets and bully them into better behaving beings. In the process of this education to behave better, a great deal of half-Gods were born.
Athena convinced her father to build a bigger ship so they could take on the half-Gods. From this new set of crew, surely she could mesmerize some of them into loving servants.
The Gods of Probabilities
by Liza O’Connor
The Gods require a time shifter to ensure the Path of Light reigns during the final collapse of possibilities. To speed the process of finding an Oceanic with the specific talents needed, God DNA is induced in several batches of Oceanic eggs, resulting in a generation of brilliant tiny blue Oceanic children.
One charming boy named Drogan has the ability to manipulate quantum reality in ways that will strengthen the Path of Light. Only trouble is that his gift runs a high probability of killing him and wiping out the Path of Light for good.
While the bureaucratic Gods will try to assist, in Quantum all possibilities not only can, but do happen, so the future is never certain.
About Liza O'Connor
Liza is a multiple genre author of 15 novels. A Late Victorian Series, The Adventures of Xavier & Vic, plus a spinoff, A Right to Love, is an ongoing series. A Long Road to Love is a humorous Contemporary Disaster Romance series (5 books). She has two single books. One is a humorous, bad boys contemporary novel with ghosts, called Ghost Lover, the other is Untamed & Unabashed, a spinoff from Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice.
Now, she’s rolling out her Science fiction series (with romance & humor) called The Multiverses. The first four books are slotted for last half of 2015. In addition she hopes, if she hasn’t dropped from exhaustion by then, to re-release a sometimes humorous/suspense thriller called Saving Casey. It’s the story of a middle-class old woman who dies and wakes up in a trust-fund teen’s body with no choice but to turn around Casey’s life, despite the many bridges the teen has burnt.
Liza would love to know: What’s your favorite genre?