Big ass story and I love the covers. Bring on the fall.
The Series is Marium Kahnet Book 1 by R.J. Amezcua, a Sci-Fi, with elements of fantasy
Mantis Force: Retribution (Marium Kahnet Book 1)
In a war-torn galaxy, Jazrene Vallo, the supreme spiritual leader of the Marium Kahnet, is close to fulfilling her divine destiny: refashion the Order as a beacon of light. But her plans for the sisterhood to become the official ambassadors of peace are compromised when she is forced to send mercenaries to capture rogue elements of the sisterhood seeking revenge against those responsible for murdering their families. Failure to capture them will bring an irreversible blemish upon the sisterhood. Unbeknownst to her, it may be too late to stop them.
After fifteen years of methodical planning and burrowing into the highly classified Leviathan project, the cadre of vengeful sisters are ready to execute their mission. Their goal: to destroy the Stadageos, vast military testing and bio-engineering bases where the twisted machinations of fallen creation formed the ungodly fierce races of Leviathans. Their failure will release death and destruction on a scale not experienced since the fall of creation. But even if they succeed, not all of them will survive.
Mantis Force: Decimation (Marium Kahnet Book 2)
Led by Victoria and Balese, the rogue sisters of the Marium Kahnet have successfully completed their life-long quest for revenge against the sorcerer’s guild. Now a new mission has begun, one of survival, as their enemies seek their lives with a vengeance. As planned, the sisters who managed to survive the destruction of the testing facilities have joined their adopted family’s nefarious criminal organizations, plotting to escape with detailed plans of the Leviathan project to justify their actions to their home world of Ramah. But they are unaware they are being hunted by elite mercenaries hired by the sisterhood.
Mantis Force: Rebirth (Marium Kahnet Book 3)
It is a day of prophecy and celebration when Jazrene Vallo accomplishes her ordained task to refashion the Marium Kahnet, and witnesses them finally becoming representatives in the Grand Assembly of the Mantis Alliance. But the victory is soiled by reports of a faction of wayward sisters joining a necromancer Order, the Saurcine.
The rebels plan to bring forth the Krevomax, the seed of the Tisrad Dragon, to defeat the Mantis Alliance. To combat this new evil threat, in Jazrene Vallo’s last act as supreme leader, she activates the sisterhood’s elite warriors, the Criss Lumbra. Their mission: destroy the spawn of the Tisrad Dragon. Should they fail, it will mean the end of the sisterhood and all peace in the universe.
I had the pleasure to speak with R.J. and here’s our brief chat:
Thank you for being here, R.J. So, what advice would you give budding writers?
Don’t be afraid to get feedback or critiques from family or friends. Although I have to admit, the first time I asked a friend to critique my work it made me feel extremely anxious.
What made you write your science fiction book?
A: I have always loved sci-fi movies. My fascination began early on, Id say I was around 5 or 6 years old. I would sit in front of our families black and white tv and watch flying saucers travel through space. Of course, now when I watch them, I could see the strings holding up the space ships.
Will you continue to write science fiction work?
Yes, but I am also working on several other projects that are pure fantasy.
What is your next science fiction book project?
I am currently working on a second book trilogy, to be published early 2019.
Is there a specific ritualistic thing you do during your writing time?
Yes, it might sound strange, but I enjoy listening to soothing instrumental music.
What is your writing schedule?
I usually begin writing first thing in the morning, around 5-6am.
What is your favorite dessert?
A: My favorite dessert used to be cheesecake, but since me and my wife are on a sugar free diet, I would have to say it sugar free dark chocolate from See’s Candies.
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R. J. Amezcua was born and raised in Silicon Valley, and is happily married to Sheryl. As a young boy, one of his favorite TV shows was Lost in Space. Being an entrepreneur and visionary by nature, he has begun his journey as an author and writer. Using his love for science fiction, he created the epic saga “Mantis Force,” which encompasses a vast universe.
Prizes: Win one of 10 ebook copies of the first book in the Mantis Force trilogy (10 winners / open to USA & Canada)
Ends Nov 7, 2018