Jettison was in Houston at the Romantic Times Bookfair - best selling novel!
Captain Martin Daniels of the USS Nantuckett, Space Central Fleet - Troy Sutter, Model
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Model: Troy Sutter
Photographer: Ron Jones, Phase Infinity
Artwork photoshop work by Chrome Digital
Printing by Banta - Fulfillment also by Banta
THIS BOOK MADE ON A MAC!
Romantic Times May (centerfold) and June (inside back cover); September Romantic Times (inside front cover I believe); October CENTERFOLD, Sept backcover
Starlog 1/2 page May and June issues, October full page ad in StarLog AD- STARLOG - October [PDF file] WOW!
Articles have been running in Romantic Times all year - 2000, and continue to run - 20001
There was an article about the calendar in the September issue of Romantic Times. This follows the article appearing in the June issue.
Cover and inside story - February Romantic Times 2001
Reviewed by: Romantic Times (4 star review), Romantic Communications, Pepper Gregory, Janice Imkamp; Amazon.com (5 Star Review)
Book: ISBN 0-9677828-0-5 396 pages, $6.99 U.S. Published by White Enterprises
Rigel Sector spaceships have gone unexplainably gone missing.
Sat Fleet headquarters is bringing the USS Nantuckett, badly damaged but
not destroyed, back into service. Martin K. Daniels, the court-marshaled
former captain of the Nantuckett is also being brought back, not without
vehement protest. It's the shock of his own personal tragedy that gives
him the final push to accept command. Not only Daniels, but most of his
original crew, including his forst officer Thalos, the half-breed Aldeberon,
are encouraged to volunteer for service on the Nantuckett.
Sabotage and internal conflicts combine to try to keep the Nantuckett out of action. Yet when a distress call arrives from teh Rigel sector, the Nantuckett is on its way, especially since one of the survivors is the half-human Aldeberon Kali Healer, T'Zara. If you are a Star Trek fan you will find JETTISON an excellent science fiction novel. In fact, take the crew of the original Star Trek, give them new names and textures and you have the core crew of the Nantuckett. This is not a romance. JETTISON is a science fiction which does not overwhelm you with techno-babble. Once started, it is a book I did not willingly put down. I eagerly await the sequel, HELLSFIRE.
Romantic Times, pg 61, May 2000
Romantic Times Magazine, May 2000, 4 stars
When last Captain Martin Daniels docked his badly disabled ship, the U.S.S. Nantuckett, with less than half the crew alive, he did not receive a fair hearing. Instead, no matter how his remaining crew vouched for him, Daniels lost his command and was put behind a desk. Now, years later, the Fleet was losing ships to an unknown predator in an unexplored sector of space. The refitting of the Nantuckett was almost complete. Fleet wanted Daniels back in command, along with his former crew.
T'Zara was a high priestess of the fierce Kashin warriors. She was one of the mysterious Kali-healers. Her full power was unknown to most. When her ship was attacked only a few of them survived. They were stranded on an alien planet where the natives, and even the carnivorous plant life, were hostile. She reached out with her mind to call on the one person she knew would risk anything to come to their aide.
Thalos was of the Aldeb species. His kind always had tight control on their emotions. No "outworlder" knew the inner-workings or rites of the Aldebs. But Thalos had been one of Daniels' best crewmen ... and was again. However, something was wrong with Thalos. Something the Aldeb understood, but could not explain, to anyone other than someone of his own species. This problem would kill him, unless he received treatment soon! But treatment would have to wait, because only Thalos could lead the crew to the Kali.
**** Other than quite a few typos that a spell checker could not catch (such as "head" instead of "heed" in one sentence) this book was wonderful! Fans of Gene Roddenberry will DROOL over this crew and its adventures! As with the "Star Trek" episodes, the title made no sense to me until I had finished the entire book. Creative thinking at its best!
The model used as Captain Daniels was Troy Sutter (who attended the last two RT Conventions) and was easy to picture in the role. If the author was the one who chose Troy, she could not have picked better! (And yes, Troy really is as nice as he seems!)
Add to all this that the author, D.E. White, kept several sub-plots running so I was unable to put the novel down, and you come up with an awesome read! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED READING! ****
About the Kashin Saga: Jettison, Hellsfire, Kali's Song
HELLSFIRE! Book 2
The sequel to Jettison:
The sharp pain in her chest was making her gasp for air.
Her small feet pounded in the sandy path bed, flinging sand up behind her as she ran deeper into the temple gardens. The swish of her feet was contrasted with the heavy thuds of the warrior’s boots as they shortened the distance between her and the hands that wanted to claim her.
The wall! If only she could reach it. Or the dense green bushes. She could blend into those, her thin green limbs merging into the branch work of the plants themselves. Especially now, in the dusk.
She gulped in air, then fingers pressing the torn muscles in her side, tried harder. It was as fast as she could move in the soft sand. And she knew they were playing with her.
Her smock flapped against her as she twisted and turned under the barren branches of the mull tress, dodging the walkway light bushes with their pale glows. The path zig-zaged in a twisted track, teasing her with the glimpses of the wall beyond which offered sanctuary, however temporary.
Her small body would not survive what they intended just as the other youngsters had not survived. The images of Juanah’s broken and violated corpse fired her to keep moving, although running was not one of her people’s favorite pastimes.
The warriors behind her moved closer, she could hear their ribald remarks and laughter. Her eager eyes burned, her lungs strained, and her legs ached.
A little further. Just around this turn. She was almost to the wall!
The warrior stepped from behind the nearest tree, casually tripping her with her sword, laughing as she fell forward, face down in the sand, a few feet from the wall, a few feet from sanctuary.
She screamed in horror as hands grabbed her, held her down and tore her smock open. Her mind refused to know more. She screamed once more and went silent.
See the longer exerpt on the link list to the left
Mr. Romance 2000
Troy 2001 Calendar - was at www.Amazon.com