Lone Star Book Blog Tours – Infinity’s Gateway By James S Parker

INFINITY’S GATEWAY
by JAMES S. PARKER
Published by: Morgan James Publishing
Series: The Infinity’s Gateway Trilogy
Pages: 361 Pages
Pub Date: January 26th, 2021
Categories: Science Fiction / Adventure / Action
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Every year, all across the planet, people simply vanish, completely disappear and are never seen again. Some areas of the world are well known for this phenomenon. Infinity’s Gateway opens with a very famous incident that took place just after the end of World War II with the United States Navy. The story then jumps to the present day with an unexplainable event that occurs off the coast of Florida, an event that cannot be ignored by the military.
The Navy ship Eclipse and its crew are sent to investigate, but after several days come up empty. Two days before returning to port, the event reoccurs, and the Eclipse is caught up in something it cannot escape. The Eclipse and its crew suddenly find themselves completely isolated, all communication lost, surrounded by a terribly hostile environment where each day is a struggle to survive. Infinity’s Gateway is an intense, action packed story of survival, self-reliance, and discovery.

PRAISE FOR INFINITY’S GATEWAY:

Infinity’s Gateway is an engaging science fiction thriller with tones of Michael Crichton Tom Clancy. To fans of the science fiction genre it will feel like an old friend with a surprising, and exciting new makeover.” —Joseph Mauceri, Executive Editor, Fearsmag.com.

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Interview with James S. Parker

What is the book about and who is it for?

Every year, all across the planet, people simply vanish, completely disappear and are never seen again. Some areas of the world are well known for this phenomenon.  Infinity’s Gateway opens with a very famous incident that took place right after the end of World War II with the United States Navy. The story then jumps to the present day with an unexplainable event that occurs off the coast of Florida, an event that cannot be ignored by the military.

The Navy ship Eclipse and its crew are sent to investigate, but after several days come up empty.  Two days before returning to port, the event reoccurs, and the Eclipse is caught up in something it cannot escape.  The Eclipse and its crew suddenly find themselves completely isolated, all communications lost, surrounded by a terribly hostile environment where each day is a struggle to survive.  Infinity’s Gateway is an intense, action packed story of survival, self-reliance, and discovery.

This book is for readers who love fast paced thrillers filled with action and suspense.  It is especially enticing to those readers who enjoy science fiction, as they will appreciate the many unique plot twists in the novel.  The reviews on this book, from both men and women, have been very positive.

What do you hope the reader will be left with after reading it? 

For all three of the novels that I have written, I simply try to write the kind of stories that I enjoy.  Infinity’s Gateway is the first book in a trilogy. I want to the reader to be left wanting more. I want to leave the reader so immersed in the story that they will be anxious to get their hands on the second book.

What advice or words of wisdom do you have for fellow writers?

There are a few strong suggestions that I would make to each and every writer out there.  Get started on your manuscript now!  Do not wait. So many people tell me that as soon as the retire, they’re going to write a book; as soon as things settle down, they’re going to write a book; as soon as their kids are back in school, they’re going to write a book.  There will never be the perfect time to write. Get started now. You’ll find the time.

And just as important, do not listen to the naysayers!  Ignore the dream stealers that tell you you’ll never get it done. And the biggest naysayer of them all, and the hardest one not to pay attention to, is that little voice in your head.  You can get it written and there are all kinds of people who can help you along the way.

What trends in the book world do you see — and where do you think the book publishing industry is heading?

The recent pandemic, according to some publishers I spoke with, brought about a 9% to 11% increase in book sales.  The format for books has changed with the times, which has served to broaden the market.  Books now come in the traditional hard and soft cover, as well as audio and eBooks. These various formats have made books more accessible.

My business, as well as my writing, has given me contacts across the country and in the United Kingdom. It is encouraging to me to see book clubs jumping up in neighborhoods everywhere, as well as the independent bookstores hanging in there against the corporate giants such as Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

Regarding the publishing industry, the number of publishers seems to be growing, many offering their own unique twist on publishing.  This is helping more and more writers to get their books out there, whereas before, if one of the larger publishers didn’t pick your book up, self-publishing was about the only choice available.  This isn’t the case anymore.

What challenges did you overcome to write this book?

This story has been in my head for a long time. Twice before I’d tried to write it, but for some reason, could not get it down on paper. Finally, with some good advice from my wife and my editor, the clouds finally parted, and I got it written. A great deal of research went into this book to make it as realistic as possible.  Although it has been a long time coming, I could not be more pleased with the result.

If people can buy or read one book this week or month, why should it be yours?

Although I am obviously biased, this book will furnish the reader with everything we all look for in a good story. It is a very entertaining read that is well paced with a strong storyline that pulls the reader in early. The characters have depth and are quite real, each with flaws and strengths that all of us can relate to. Many of the readers I’ve heard from open with the character they liked the best.  This is some of the highest praise I can ask for. Finally, the suspense is tightly woven throughout the story, which is what makes this book hard to put down. When the reader does get to the end, they’ll are anxious for book two.

Every now and then author James S. Parker has a vision. And, when he does, he sees people and places off in the misty distance. Sometimes these visions are futuristic and filled with danger. Most often they are mystical, with good and evil and a cast of characters who beautifully represent both.

In his high school years James experienced a spine-tingling brush with the supernatural. That single event – complete with the sound of heavy footsteps and an invisible visitor – etched forever in his mind the idea that life is much more mysterious than we oftentimes admit — that the spiritual world is all around us, and that its impact on us cannot be denied.

Though he sees through a glass darkly, he writes as though he has been granted a glimpse into the unknown, one that has informed his novels and their powerful stories of good and evil and the struggles we all face every day to assure that good wins.

Infinity’s Gateway, the first book in a fascinating sci-fi adventure trilogy, is his latest work. James lives in San Antonio, Texas with his wife Margaret. He is available for in-person and online book club visits.

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