Gifting Reviews

December 21, 2013 at 2:36 am (Reviews) (, , , )

A Co-Worker did this for the Author… I’m conceitedly honored that it’s MY review in the frame.

“I almost teared up. The card said, “Hang this on your wall and think about your sequel. Write it and have a cup of coffee on us.” There was a $5 SB gift card with it.” – Gershom Reese Wetzel

Everyone should do things like this for the writers in your life.  You have no idea how much this means to authory introverts.

My Teres review framed

 

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Raine Corbette

December 12, 2013 at 6:01 pm (Fan Art) (, , , , , , , , )

From Gershom Reese Wetzel’s Teres

Raine Corbette

He seemed vampiric, sallow. Maybe it was the light from the table lamps. Maybe it was his size against the looming scale of the room with its tall windows. Perhaps it was just Raine’s abundant personality, magnified like a sun when he smiled, churning like a storm when brooding suited him.

“How long have we been friends, Teres?”

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Teres – It’s About Time

December 10, 2013 at 8:46 pm (Fan Art, Reviews) (, , , , , , , , , )

TeresTitle: Teres

Author: Gershom Reese Wetzel

Publisher: LucidBooks

Genre: Science Fiction

I read this book in April of this year (2013) when it was still a pdf file. Go back in time a few (or ten) years and I remember listening to Gershom (my dear friend) talk about his ideas regarding a character named Teres.  I remember a very cool dinner party at Macaroni Grill with Teresa Noreen, who seemingly semi-inspired the character Wetzel invented in his mind.

She was stunning.  So is the book.

I read the book in approximately three to four hours.  I believe it’s 300 pages or so long.  It was riveting, and I was doing a real time discussion as I read with the author, searching for mistakes.  There really weren’t any that I recall.

I’ve been leery about posting a formal review on any of my typical sites (shelfari, goodreads, amazon, etc.) though.  Not because I don’t like the book – I love it – but because I have the great honor of being mentioned on the back of the book and I don’t want any potential customer to feel duped or think my thoughts are self-serving or insincere.

back cover Teres

I feel too close to write an unbiased review, but I am way too excited about Teres to leave my thoughts undocumented.

Teres is all action and go from start to finish.  It’s glorious sci fi patterned stylistically after typical books of the genre, but with a depth that is not easily comparable in anything else I’ve read.  Wetzel may not have intended on delivering such a moving message about life, government, and religion, but by nature he’s a wise messenger and that couldn’t help but come across in his writing.

As I mention in so many of my posts, I am a sucker for dystopian societies, and this one is right up there with the infamous Big Brother from 1984 and Libria from the amazing film Equilibrium.

What makes Wetzel’s work so engrossing is what a visual masterpiece he has created.  He is first and foremost an artist, then a graphic designer and author.  His writing is enhanced by the images his fingers itch to draw out on paper.   It’s also really cool that he has the ability to do all his own cover and concept art.

I can’t wait to see more from this character – and her creator.  I see sequels and graphic novels and films of the Aeon Flux caliber in Teres’ future.

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Now Available for Purchase!

October 22, 2013 at 2:33 pm (Reviews) (, , , , , )

Now Available for Purchase!

A dear friend of mine just got his first book published!

Teres by Gershom Wetzel

back cover Teres

Purchase Here!

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