SAM & EMILY: A Love Story from the Underground: Tales from Earth's end (Book III), by Sandy Nathan
SYNOPSIS: The End of the World Was Just the Beginning of Sam's Troubles Sam Baahuhd has been the headman of the village for twenty-two years. He has the Voice and he has the Power. With them, he can control others with his speech and heal with a touch. Even with his powers, Sam has survived as the headman only because he's tough and canny enough to keep his fellow villagers from murdering him. Together, they live on Veronica Edgarton's estate in the Hamptons. Or they do until the nuclear Armageddon destroys the world.
The massive underground bomb shelter on the estate is intended for the planet's intellectual elite. When Sam and his nearly 100 villagers find themselves moving into the high tech shelter, it's a cosmic joke. Despite living at the end of the 3rd millennium AD, the villagers are serf-like and their society is medieval. They can't read, spend a lot of their time drunk or stoned, and are so inbred it's a miracle they can put two coherent words together. Now they are the heirs to the planet. Or at least their descendants will be in a couple thousand years when the radiation clears. If they don't kill each other first.
Dragging a battered but beautiful female federal agent with him as the shelter's massive steel doors close is not the best move Sam has ever made. Arthur Romero, a commando planted by the military, thinks she is seriously bad news. Arthur is the only non-villager and the only man who can run the shelter's computers and life-support machinery. He wants her dead. What's worse, Sam loses his powers the minute he enters the shelter. It's just a matter of time before the village thugs figure it out. If they gang up on him, he doesn't have a prayer. Sam has faced challenges before. He isn't afraid of them. But he has never faced a challenge like the one that comes crashing in when he realizes he is in love with the wounded warrior woman he has named . . . Emily.
- Promotes spiritual growth, conscious living and positive social change
- Sandy Nathan is an emergent bestselling author whose books highlight the spiritual values and have a gripping and unique content
- Book I was awarded with two of the most prestigious book awards in 2011 (IPPY Gold Medal in Visionary Fiction & National Indie Excellence Award in Visionary Fiction) and Book II acclaimed by readers and critics
KEY WORDS: VISIONARY FICTION, METAPHYSICS, SPIRITUALITY, MULTICULTURAL FICTION
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Sandy Nathan started out as an economist. Her first MA and publications were in economics. In a dramatic transformation, she changed careers and life paths, earning an MA in counseling. She has worked as a negotiation coach, businesswoman, horse rancher and author. Her four books have won twenty-one national awards.
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I have been following Sandy Nathan's writing since her very first book, STEPPING OFF THE EDGE. Then came her novel, NUMENON. Being a sci-fi fan, I have always been leery of new writers. Sandy put the lie to that for me. NUMENON definitely had what I was looking for: a good story, imaginative ideas, and good writing. When I got to the end I was both sad and happy; sad because I was so invested in the story that I wanted to know what was going to happen next and happy because I was assured this was only the first in a series and I would be able to spend more time with these great characters down the line.
Then LADY GRACE came along and I found that Sandy had reached new heights in her story-telling and her craft. I told her I thought it was the best thing she had written. But then I read SAM & EMILY. Out of the ballpark! It's a terrific story with wonderful characters, both the good guys and the bad guys in all kinds of wild situations. I think what makes Sandy's writing so powerful is that her stories originate from her real-life experiences. THE ANGEL & THE BROWN-EYED BOY, first in the Tales from Earth's End series, for example, came out of processing the grief over her brother's death. So her stories are charged with the authenticity of what she's going through.
If this is your first experience of Sandy Nathan's writing, prepare yourself for a wild ride. And give thanks that there are Sandy Nathan books already in print and even more on their way.
Laren Bright, Emmy-nominated television writer