When Maya Smock writes her first novel, everything seems to go her way. Her book practically writes itself. She marries her gorgeous agent. Her name is on all of the best seller lists. Billionaire author Jay McCallister takes an interest in her meteoric rise to fame and invites her into his world of alien-believing celebrities. Her life changes forever when he tells her that they were both created inside of a laboratory. These authors are embedding an alien genetic code within the pages of their novels that originated from Nazi Germany because...
The time has come. They are here.
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It's rare that I read scifi, but it was The Best Seller's particular blend of genre -- scifi meets thriller, meets conspiracy theory -- combined with historical elements that intrigued me. The Best Seller by Dina Rae introduces the reader to a huge conspiracy/cover-up. The author did a good job of making the story seem real and believable, which I think is key for this kind of story. I wasn't sure what to expect when I started reading, but I became invested in the plot quickly. With alternating chapters between the present and past (what happened during Hitler's reign with the Nazi's) readers learn that the US government allowed Hitler's doctors to conduct experiments and hid this from everyone. These experiments involved aliens. But these weren't docile aliens. Instead, they were vicious killers.
Present day in the novel introduces us to a young female, author--Maya--of a scifi fantasy. She goes to an event in the hopes of snagging an agent or publisher. Of course, she gets lucky and finds what she went for, including meeting her favorite author, but he goes all whacko when he sees the necklace she had on that her mother gave her because it's linked to the aliens.
Overall, the pace was good and the premise for the story very unique. This is a worthy read and an interesting book.
Dina Rae brings an academic element to her novels by weaving research and history throughout the stories. Big Pharma, Big Agri, Big Conspiracy is Dina's first nonfiction work.
Dina lives with her husband, two daughters, and dog outside of Dallas. She is a Christian, avid tennis player, movie buff, teacher, and self-proclaimed expert on several conspiracy theories. She has been interviewed numerous times in e-zines, websites, blogs, newspapers, and syndicated radio programs. When she is not writing she is reading novels from her favorite authors Dan Brown, Stephen King, Brad Thor, and George R.R. Martin. She also enjoys reading about religion, UFOs, New World Order, government conspiracies, political intrigue, and other cultures. The Best Seller, her newest sci-fi novel, is released by Solstice Publishing.
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