SEVEN POINT EIGHT by Marie Harbon
Seven Point Eight: The Second Chronicle
Genre: Science Fiction, Science Fiction Adventure
The Seven Point Eight Chronicles
‘The Truth Will Set You Free’
Written in the style of a TV series, Seven Point Eight draws together quantum physics, psychic powers, alternate dimensions, time travel, past lives, ancient wisdom, and conspiracy in a soap opera for the soul.
It’s the ideal read for lovers of sci-fi, contemporary fantasy, the paranormal, metaphysics, ‘Lost’, ‘Fringe’, ‘Touch’, and Dan Brown books.
Seven Point Eight: The Second Chronicle
‘What Goes Around, Comes Around’
In the second instalment of the five part Seven Point Eight series, the legacy of the OOBE project weighs heavily on the conscience of Dr. Paul Eldridge. Tahra Mamoun needs to muster all her courage and venture back into the alternate dimensions of reality. Through a series of challenging, surreal and frightening experiences, she comes to comprehend the destructive power she can yield and must face her own demons in the process.
Paul continues his quest to understand the ancient knowledge of the cosmos, while dark forces seek to hijack his research to further a secret agenda. With their lives in jeopardy, Paul and Tahra confront their enemies against an international backdrop featuring the pyramids of
Giza and the peaks of . Switzerland
Meanwhile, Sam and Ava endeavour to uncover their past, even though it may irrevocably change their lives.
In a tale of courage and tragedy, love and betrayal, their lives are interwoven around the demons of one man, Max Richardson, who'll stop at nothing to achieve his objectives.
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Seven Point Eight: The First Chronicle
‘Out of Body to Out of Universe’
‘Seven Point Eight: The First Chronicle’ lays the groundwork, and sweeps through the 40s, 50s and 60s to modern day in a wild nostalgic, scientific, paranormal ride.
It’s a twist of sci-fi confusion that asks some interesting questions. If you had special abilities to travel out of body, what would you do with them? Where would you go? What would secret agencies do with these abilities? And how far could you go?
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1. - Describe your book in 5 words or less.
Epic paranormal sci-fi soap opera.
2. - Where did you get the idea for your book?
It amalgamates all the things that interest me and that I’ve read about, including psychic powers, time travel, past lives, folklore, ancient wisdom and technology, quantum physics, mysticism, conspiracy, and the universe. I wanted to create a highly ambitious series that encompasses life, the universe and everything, in an epic story revolving around five principal characters.
The concept revolves around visiting other worlds via the power of the mind, so you don’t need your physical body. Through consciousness alone, it’s possible to explore not only the universe, but your own spiritual heritage. The series involves a group of extraordinary people, and their quest for the meaning of life, the universe, and everything. I wrap all these elements up in a TV series style drama.
3. - What is the hardest and easiest part of writing in your opinion?
In many ways, I’d say the second draft is the most pleasurable, in that you’re not faced with a totally blank page. At this stage, you can really lay down the more emotional aspects of the story, such as the character’s thoughts and feeling in each situation. It’s where you really cut the diamond. I enjoy writing both action sequences and relationship interactions, one because you get to create dangerous and exciting situations where you can kill characters in highly imaginative ways, and the other because you can really touch the soul of the reader, creating joy or heartbreak.
Like many writers, I find sections of a book where it doesn’t flow so easily and when you’re staring at a blank page, it can be frustrating. The final read through can make you want to gouge your eyes out, so it’s handy to have something else to work on for a bit.
4. - How do you react to a bad review?
I’ve reached the point where I ignore it if it’s not constructive. Some people will always find something to moan about regardless. At the end of the day, you’re writing for fans, not complainers.
5. - Which is your favorite book ever?
There are simply too many to choose from!
6. - If you could have coffee with any character of any book, who would it be and why?
I think I’d rather have coffee with the characters from my own books, just to see them live and breathe. They are a fascinating, and at times annoying, bunch of personalities in many ways.
7. Any plans for the future?
In terms of writing, I have ‘Seven Point Eight: The Third Chronicle’ scheduled for November, and a YA soft sci-fi/fantasy novel planned for a June release. There may any number of short stories or anthologies along the way, plus a departure into women’s lit under a pen name. I tend to multi-task when a deadline isn’t hanging over my head.
About the Author:
Marie Harbon has worked in both the retail and fitness industry. She has a degree in sport and fitness, and taught group exercise for several years, delivering aerobics and Pilates. For two years, she delivered BTEC sport courses and has also instructed dance and sport with children.
Marie is a member of Nottingham Writers Studio, Her future plans include not only completing the 'Seven Point Eight' series, but involve writing YA, children's and adult books, short stories, novellas and scripts.
Aside from writing, Marie is a self-confessed fabric geek and purveyor of beautiful, often ostentatious bags, bustiers and clothing. She lives in the town of
Nottinghamshire, which is in . England
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