Sunday, August 3, 2014
The Tesla Gate by John D. Mimms Blog Tour $25 Amazon Gift Card or Paypal Cash
When a cosmic storm enters Earth’s atmosphere, scientists are baffled by its composition and origins, but not nearly as much as they are by the storm’s side effect – anyone who has died and chosen not to cross over is suddenly stranded here, visible, and can interact with the living.
With the world thrown into chaos, Thomas Pendleton is eager to make up for many broken promises to his six-year-old son, Seth. Soon after the storm, they set out on a road trip to the National Air and Space Museum in Washington DC, completely unaware of the social and political maelstrom they’re heading into that will change their lives forever.
John D. Mimms is a business owner, paranormal researcher, and author. John served as the Technical Director for the Arkansas Paranormal and Anomalous Studies Team (ARPAST). During his four-year tenure with the organization, he helped supervise over 100 investigations and wrote more than sixteen technical articles. One of John’s articles, titled “A Christmas Carol Debunked,” was read live on Parazona Radio by Paul Bradford of Ghost Hunters International fame. John also wrote the ARPAST technical/training manual which is a comprehensive guide on equipment usage, investigation protocol, and scientific theory for paranormal research.
In 2009 John decided to couple his knowledge of paranormal phenomena with his lifelong love of literary fiction. Among his titles are The Great Keep, Death Theory, and The Lemonade Girl. John is currently working on book two of The Tesla Gate trilogy.
My review: The Tesla Gate
I saw that most people loved or hated The Tesla Gate. I am more in middle. Parts I loved and parts okay.
The weak part of the story in my eyes is we did not get to know Mrs. Pendleton and Seth before they died. Then their death's was pretty much skipped over. So I did not know or mourn them.
I think I would freak out if all of a sudden loved ones reappeared in front of me too. People had a hard time believing that they were back.
Thomas Pendleton was a work fiend. He was always breaking promises to because he had to work. He thought he was being a good father and husband because he was doing it for his family. Then he loses his family and realizes it is too late to make it up to them.
When Seth turns up in his bedroom he has changed but still the same little boy. Thomas realizes he can at least try and keep one promise to his son. He is going to take him on a trip.
For a while I was thinking why would the roads be so much worse in Memphis, TN. Who would you like to see and visit with? I liked Lincoln coming back. Can't think of anyone besides family members who I would want to visit with.
The dead had a choice to go through the door or stay here. Now the newly dead have to stay here. Thomas has no idea how long the storm will last so he wants to make the time with his son count.
I believe this is the first of three books. I would want to read the next two books and see how it all works out. I liked the story and ended up caring for a lot of characters and still want to know what happens to them. I really like the characters who know what the government is doing is wrong and they do what they can to save those whose path they cross.
I wonder what I would do. Would I open my home to those in need? Or would I call the number and turn them in trusting the government? The Tesla Gate is a good story but it makes you think too.
I was given this ebook to read and asked in return to give honest review of it by Net Galley and be part of its blog tour.
I passed two more rows of stones, all of which were so badly weathered that they could have been little more than smooth rocks protruding from the ground. As I approached the far wall of the little cemetery, I stopped in my tracks as a lump formed in my throat. A single headstone had caught my eye, one that was probably in the best condition of any I had seen so far. It was not the condition of the stone that got my attention; it was the name on the stone – Stan Pendleton.
I walked up and ran my hand over the smooth surface, reading the rest of the inscription. Stan was born in July of 1842 and passed away on February 3, 1884. He was a loving father and husband. That was it, nothing more.
I, at first, felt a flash of intense grief as I was reminded of a tombstone back home in Conway with the same last name, but it memorialized two names, not just one. It also displayed two epitaphs, not just one – Beloved wife, mother and friend and the other short and to the point Sweet angel. A tear streamed down my cheek as I absently knelt then sat in the grass. I pinched the bridge of my nose and wept for a few moments until the realization of where I was came back to me with a jolt. I looked around at the headstones with embarrassment, like I had just been caught weeping in a crowded room. Were any of these people around now, due to the storm? I didn’t know but I did know they definitely weren’t here, not in this sad and lonely place.
It suddenly dawned on me just how woefully inadequate the living is when it comes to memorializing our fallen friends, family and fellow people. This little cemetery was a perfect example of this shortcoming. How can a life lived be reduced to a name, dates and a clichéd sentence or two carved into a rock? A life that will gradually be forgotten as those that remember move on to receive their own carved epitaphs until presently there are none that remain who remember … or care? We leave their memory to the mercy of time and the elements until nothing is left to remind us that they once lived, once laughed and once loved, nothing but a weathered stone.
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