Monday, October 14, 2013

Dark Biology by Bonnie Doran - REVIEWED - Releases October 25th!!

About the Book: (from the publisher)
Renowned vaccinologist "Hildi" Hildebrandt has set her sights on beating her brother to a Nobel Prize, and the opportunity to conduct experiments on the International Space Station might just provide the means to obtain that goal. 

Chet Hildebrandt should have had that opportunity. But now he'll teach a lesson to them all: his hot-shot astronaut sister, his philandering hypocritical father, and the CDC for not properly appreciating his work. One vial of a virus purloined from the CDC labs and released at his father's marriage seminar should do the trick, without hurting anybody. After all, it's only a mild influenza strain...

Or is it?

My Thoughts:
It was up to God now. It always had been.”  (Hildi’s thoughts after visiting the prison.)

Hildi Hildebrant and her brother Chet live lives that are driven by the fierce competition to achieve greatness in their field – vaccinologist.  Both work to find vaccinations against the world’s most deadly diseases.  Their work for the CDC is highly rewarding and highly dangerous!  In addition to a very unhealthy sibling rivalry, both Hildi and Chet live in the shadow of their infamous father – a pastor who now conducts marriage seminars after his own marriage survived a very public revelation of multiple affairs.  Their relationship with both of their  parents are strained and broken – a brokenness that reveals itself in their own failed relationship attempts.

Dark Biology is a very multi-layered, deeply involved novel on many levels.  At the beginning, it seems that the sibling rivalry between the Hildebrant children will be the main thrust of the story.  Suddenly, you are plunged into a tricky situation among the astronauts working with Hildi – a complicated romantic triangle that is only exacerbated by their close proximity as they train to go to the international space station. Then Chet goes rogue and sets a deadly pandemic in motion that actually impacts Hildi’s work on the space station!  Honestly, this book has so many twists and turns, is so fraught with intrigue and danger, both emotional and physical, that you will not be able to read fast enough!  This is an amazing thrill ride that ends both with realistic resolution and a few loose ends.

I highly recommend this book to everyone, and fully expect to see this on the big screen in the future! Pick up your copy of Dark Biology today! 

About the Author!
Bonnie is a science fiction author. Her debut novel, a science thriller entitled Dark Biology, releases October 25, 2013, from Harbourlight, an imprint of Pelican Book Group.

She also penned 67 devotions for compilations and devotional magazines and two flash fiction pieces.

She lives in Denver, Colorado, with her husband of thirty years. John is an electrical engineer who works with lasers for a living. He's also a Mad Scientist who owns a 2,300-pound electromagnet. The Dorans are owned by two Siamese cats.
Other interests besides writing include reading, cooking, solving Sudoku puzzles, and volunteering at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. Bonnie attends a local science fiction convention as well as writers conferences every year. She is a member of the American Christian Fiction Writers and the Denver Area Science Fiction Association.

She has a reputation for telling groan-producing puns.

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