Wednesday, January 3, 2018

5-Star Review of TALLY

Theresa's Reviews

TALLY: A Polyamorous Romance

TALLY: A Polyamorous Romance

's review
Jan 01, 2018

it was amazing

A short and sweet story showing the changing culture that is happening in America the LBGT community is gaining acceptance. The changing dynamics of the law throughout the land is affecting our interpretation of the legal ramifications of polyamorous relationships. It is the reliance on the law keeps people from accepting these changes. This book shows not only the legal changes that will accept polyamorous relationships but allow a realignment of our perception of family.
Tally is a strong female character that finds that her attempts to have a family has been prohibited by her inability to accept the love that is already in her life. Her best friend is the closest human to her in the world. Yet she has found endless problems in finding true love and creating the family she has always wanted. It is accepting reality that changes her life for the better.
This book in one of those first steps in understanding the change in america and how looking at love with an open mind may change your acceptance of life. 

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Wednesday, December 27, 2017

The Paperback Is Live!!!

A Polyamorous Romance

The paperback version is live.
If you purchase the paperback version through Amazon,

you will also receive the eBook version for FREE!

Starved for love and fearing time is running out, attorney Tally Abram seeks the aid of her gay best friends, Lex and Ishkode Ackerman, in fathering the children she desperately wants. Will they comply? Will Tally find the family she craves? Or will her need for completion destroy the most important relationships in her life?
This book contains mature content and is not suitable for those under 18 years of age.
Concepts of sexuality, family structure, tri-parenting, and polyamorous relationships are explored in detail.

Saturday, December 23, 2017

New Release Available for Pre-Order


A Polyamorous Romance

TALLY: A Polyamorous Romance written by author J.M. Northup is now available for pre-order exclusively on Amazon!  Get your digital copy today:

Starved for love and fearing time is running out, attorney Tally Abram seeks the aid of her gay best friends, Lex and Ishkode Ackerman, in fathering the children she desperately wants. Will they comply? Will Tally find the family she craves? Or will her need for completion destroy the most important relationships in her life?
This book contains mature content and is not suitable for those under 18 years of age.
Concepts of sexuality, family structure, tri-parenting, and polyamorous relationships are explored in detail.
The official release date is January 1, 2018.
Though the pre-order is exclusive to Amazon, the ebook is not.  It will be available, along with the paperback edition, from various vendors on or after the official release date.

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

DEAD MARKET by Gary Starta


1.  Who are you?
o   What is your name?
·     Derek Burnham
o   Are you a fictional or historical character?
·     Fictional
o   What should we know about you?
·     I was a vice cop in Tampa, Florida before I got bitten and turned into the living dead.
·     I can recall everything about who I was, and the tough part is trying to keep my humanity, my morality, while my body hungers flesh.
2.  Tell us about your story:
o   When and where is your tale set?
·     Tampa, Ybor City and Miami Florida
o   What is your personal goal?  I mean, what do you ultimately want?
·     I want to get justice for the people who spread a virus on purpose to create a Dead Market for the next big pharmaceutical pill.
o   What is standing in your way?  What conflict(s) do you face?
·     I don’t know who they are.
3.  How do I get a copy of your book?
o   What is the title or working title for this piece?
·     DeadMarket written by Gary Starta
o   Is it available now or when can we expect to see it released?
·     Available now on Amazon!

Monday, December 4, 2017

Stewart Bint's Character, ASHDAY'S CHILD


1.  Who are you?
o   What is your name?
·        Ashday’s Child.
o   Are you a fictional or historical character?
·        Fictional.
o   What should we know about you?
·        I’m 73 years old, and have been described as resembling a tramp. I’m a field agent for an environmental group, called WorldSave. Secretly, we’re a guerilla group with access to an incredible phenomenon, known as the Timeshaft, which connects the ages from the very beginning of time in the past, to the very end in the far future.
·        Modesty forbids me from saying I’m their best field agent, but you’ll quickly see when my story begins that I very definitely am.
·        Although I’m the main  character in Timeshaft, readers first came across me in Stewart Bint’s novella, Malfunction, which came out a year before Timeshaft. And although a second novella which was published shortly after Malfunction, bears my name (yes, it’s called Ashday’s Child), I don’t actually feature in it, but it tells you about my origins.  Confused? No, don’t be. Everything’s explained in Timeshaft. And while I’d love you to read absolutely everything you can about me, please don’t waste your money on Malfunction or Ashday’s Child, as their stories are told word for word in Timeshaft.  Malfunction forms the first chapter, and Ashday’s Child is chapter 6.   
2.  Tell us about your story:
o   When and where is your tale set?
·        Now you’re asking! You first meet me in Australia in the year 2345, but then you find me in London 1994, as well as a brief stopover in an undetermined place and time, before heading back to London in the 17th Century. I’m then stranded millions of years in the future, right at the very end of, not only the world, but  the sun itself – you’ll love how my genius gets us all back to where I call home, Scotland in the year 2745.  Oh, and you’re also there at my birth in London on December 25th 1627.   
o   What is your personal goal?  I mean, what do you ultimately want?
·        I need to bring a set of time paradoxes full circle to ensure the safety of Earth. I thrive on the fact that I’m really the only person who knows what the hell’s going on. Then that rug is unceremoniously pulled from under me!
o   What is standing in your way?  What conflict(s) do you face?
·        Only my own fallibility at first. I have to tread the minefields of time extremely carefully as I pose the question to myself “Do our actions as time travellers change what would otherwise have happened, or is everything already laid down in a predetermined plan?” But then, stranded in a desolate and dangerous far future I start to feel my age. And none of my lifetime of time travelling can reverse that.
3.  How do I get a copy of your book?
o   What is the title or working title for this piece?
·        Timeshaft
o   Is it available now or when can we expect to see it released?
·        It’s available now, published by Dragon Moon Press.

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Mock Interview With Book Protagonists

Gary Starta's


In January 2017, The Twilight Recorder interviewed the lead investigators of two major paranormal research groups: Iris Camden of the Colorado Ghost Hunters, and a man who only would like us to identify him as "Mitchell" from the Colorado Eyes in the Skies.
Skeptics and believers both, I thought listeners might find it interesting to find such a division in beliefs as evidenced in the following transcript. As both Iris and Mitchell investigate the unknown, they both rather have strong opinions on ghosts and aliens. Iris believes in ghosts, Mitchell in aliens. So, the more interesting aspect of my interview will be to get both to divulge their skepticism respectively.
Ultimately, you will be the judge if paranormal investigators residing on different ends of a spectrum can make each other stronger in the quest to shed the fiction from fact and determine if we are really "not alone" in both the universe and the spiritual realm.
Unfortunately, the interview gets cuts short. It's indeterminable if it's a malfunction or a paranormal manifestation that interferes. Again, I'll let you be the judge.
Interviewer Tim Cage:  Good Evening, Mitch and Iris. I'm finding it hard to pick which of you to go first. But let's make it Iris. What made you find ghosts so fascinating?

Iris:  Ghosts kind of found me fascinating, I guess. I have a psychic sense, and I can sense they are out there. But I'm not a medium like my sister, DJ, who can actually speak with the dead.

TC:  Mitch, you look like you're going to burst. What's on your mind about this topic?

Mitch:  I'm just wondering if Iris can substantiate how her sister "talks" to the dead. Without an audio representation, which would still be subject to scrutiny, how do you know who she is talking to isn't really alive?

Iris:  Grunts. So you think I'm making this up? She shakes her head. My sister is talking to my dead stepmom, Mitch. We know it's Mom; no one else could pretend to be that annoying. I must admit I'm not really close to her and that's why she is probably attracted to DJ. But, just to let you and the audience know, it's not even DJ's choosing. The girl is freaked out by her mother's death and each visit just reminds her of an untimely passing. She is becoming a recluse and I'm worried about her. Actually, I wish I could just tell my stepmom to stop!

TC:  This is an interesting take on a paranormal relationship. I'm wondering if the blood relation is making the afterlife connection possible. I mean, Iris, you would think your stepmom might find a way to communicate with you.

Mitch:  Scrubbing at his chin. That's a fascinating take, Tim. If what you posit is true, why doesn't every one of our parents come back and "annoy" us in the fashion DJ's mother is said to be capable of. I'm wondering if DJ is so scarred by the death, the "haunting" is in her imagination. Perhaps, it's guilt revisiting her. If so, I would think DJ might be better served by a counselor who might make the guilt tenable. Perhaps, she needs the guilt to disappear more than her "visiting mother."

Iris:  While I'm finding Mitch's skepticism "fascinating," I'm also wondering how a man who chases lights in the sky can be qualified to disqualify the existence of ghosts. I mean, lights in the sky can be anything, stars, gas, photo distortion, and even just an earthbound craft.

Mitch:  Rubs his hands together. Of course! You're absolutely right...I believe in UFOs--meaning "unidentified" objects. They could very well be Earth-based ships, but what I find untenable is the government's complete denial of the sighting itself. I don't think every ship in the sky is from another planet, but I do think that some of "our" ships were reverse engineered from confiscated alien technology. How else do you explain the rapid advances of technology since the 1960s? Why were we just learning to make an automobile and develop a photograph some fifty years or so prior? Who gave us the edge, and more importantly, why?

TC:  Mitch you've stated your case very well. So Iris, do you believe every apparition or specter is a ghost?

Iris:  I never made the claim that I do. I head an investigative team where it's very important to rule out what things "aren't". My dear friend, a former lead investigator who I won't name out of respect, came upon something even I can't classify to this day. But it did its damage to him. It disabled him. It's my duty as the lead investigator to direct my team in the proper direction and get in the face of danger if necessary. We are not talking about fantasy or delusions in most cases. I can't tell you if the entity was a ghost or even a person. But it was damaging—

Mitch:  Ah! So, you've just admitted that even when you think you are classifying a ghost, you might be experiencing another entity, something not of our known world...

TC:  Okay, you two are sparring pretty well. So Mitch, what are you getting at?

Mitch:  What if an inter-dimensional being were to appear to us? It might be slightly out of phase with our world. What most think of as apparitions of former living persons might just be aliens in disguise. It may be capable of appearing to us in a form we can understand. So, even if you can prove a shadowy being beyond doubt on an EVP, what if it's impersonating a human?

Iris:  Takes off her spectacles and cleans them with her shirt. Mitch, what reason would an alien have to do such trickery? And are you seriously suggesting an alien is impersonating my annoying, but loving, stepmom?

Mitch:  I think the very nature of an alien encounter would be unclassifiable. I mean, you've got me, Iris. I don't know how I can prove it because it's an entity not previously "officially" categorized. It would break the mold, at least, if you believe the government's story that a weather balloon crashed in Roswell in1947. So, we start from scratch. But we don't always jump to the ghost conclusion, either.

Iris:  This is your idea of being fair? Huh. Well, I can't find the motivation for an alien to target my lonely stepsister DJ. The only consequence would be cruelty. I can agree that the entity which harmed my friend was not your typical specter. It certainly wasn't just residual energy, meaning it could react. And its reaction was terrifying.

TC:  And do you have any record of this entity?

Iris:  It did its best to wipe my memory, Tim.

Mitch:  So, if it did that, what even makes you think you experienced something formerly alive, and not an entity fully alive, aware, and possibly from another realm of our universe, or, possibly, a hallucination?

Iris:  It was a red ball for God's sake.

Mitch:  Red, and not orange?

Iris:  It was red, like your shirt, Mitch.

Mitch:  There are orange balls of light known as OBOLs.  They are thought to precede UFO sightings. They are even thought to forge the distinct geometrical shapes known as crop circles. Just wondering...

Iris:  Come now! We have two old men admitting to this forgery.

Mitch:  If you think two old drunken men were capable of crafting such magnificence with a wooden board in the dead of night, then you are...

TC:  What was that? Ladies and gentleman, we may be losing our broadcast signal. It appears our lights have just flickered on and off. Is this a technical malfunction? I'd have to ask my engineer. But with the very nature of our conversation this evening, do either one of you think...

Iris:  The problem is we cannot think or even theorize without facts and evidence. So, you see not every bump in the night is a ghost to me. Nor, is it a deceased and annoying relative waiting in hiding...

Mitch:  Perhaps I'm such a loner that ghosts don't think to visit me. But for this light flickering, I cannot hazard a guess. It would be speculation. And Iris, you have my respect as an investigator. I just wanted to see if I could rattle your cage tonight...