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Albert Camus

Don't walk behind me; I may not lead. Don't walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

are they doomed to suffer for their mistakes? - Stardust Dreams by S. B. Redstone

Lance Forrester is a dreamer.
After a celebrated career as an astronaut and engineer, he and a friend build a secret spacecraft to seek their destinies in the stars. But his friend dies and Lance is diagnosed with terminal cancer. Desperate not to succumb to his fate, he convinces an acquaintance..

Description:

Lance Forrester is a dreamer.

After a celebrated career as an astronaut and engineer, he and a friend build a secret spacecraft to seek their destinies in the stars. But his friend dies and Lance is diagnosed with terminal cancer. Desperate not to succumb to his fate, he convinces an acquaintance, ailing actress Sage Saint Claire, whom he hasn’t seen since high school, to join him on his quest to reach an advanced alien civilization which can heal them both. 

Unfortunately, true life is not a Hollywood movie, as much as Sage might want it to be, and problems abound. Mistakes in the past have turned Sage into a bitter old woman, and she turns out to be a less-than-perfect traveling companion which no amount of optimism, youth, or good health can cure. 

Can these two intrepid octogenarians-turned-immortals overcome the emotional scars of their pasts and achieve true happiness, or are they doomed to suffer for their mistakes, no matter how far from Earth they go?

EXCERPT

I knew that the truth in my heart reflected in my old, weary eyes. “Yes, I do. Look, I’m no slick-talking salesman, as you can see. I’m just a scientist and engineer, but I truly believe there is a statistical probability of success. But even if I’m wrong, and our voyage ends up to be pointless, so what? Think of the fun you’ll have. Imagine the excitement and wonders of space travel that come before our long sleep.” I paused to dramatize my resolve and let a burst of quixotic energy erupt from me. “Cherish the adventure!”

It wasn’t her fears that I was battling against, but a lifetime of distrust. My confidence in a successful mission collapsed. “Of course, you have no reason to believe a word of what I’ve told you. You don’t really know me, except through my noted accomplishments. But I can’t disappoint you because I’m only offering friendship and hope.” I pushed my point harder. “Sure, we can die here on Earth. We can die in space. Or we can awaken on a remote and caring world that saves us! We are the captains of our fate, not the Grim Reaper—yet!”
About the author:
Steven Rosenstein, penname S. B. Redstone, had a career as a school psychologist and private practice Licensed Clinical Social Worker on Long Island. Always seeking the truths of human nature, he wrote a personal improvement book, Taming Your Inner & Outer Bullies: Confronting Life’s Stressors And Winning, published by New Horizon Press Books. He has written articles on human nature and relationships, given lectures, and appeared on radio shows. Always having a vivid imagination, he first became a successful writer of short stories. His mystery thriller, A Sinister Obsession, was published by Black Opal Books. As an expert in the field of human psychology, he has an exceptional ability to develop realistic and exciting characters in his novels. Many of my characters have been taken from his clinical experiences. Stardust Dreams is his first romance novel, although romantic relationships stand out in his other works. He is a member of the International Thriller Writers Org and Romance Writers of America. He resides with his wife in New York and Florida.


14 comments:

Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thank you for hosting

Danielle Merkle said...

Great excerpt, thanks for the giveaway!

Andrea Heltsley said...

I like the sound of this book!!! Thanks for sharing!

patrick siu said...

I have enjoyed learning about the book. Thanks for sharing it.

Steven Rosenstein, LCSW, MS said...

Hi,


You have a lovely, interesting, and informative blog and I really appreciate your giving me the opportunity to present myself to your audience today and for them to get to know me and my writing. I look forward to viewing comments and responding to them. This gives writers the most pleasure, at least me, as we can't actually meet face to face in a bookstore-yet.

Thank you,
S. B. Redstone

Steven Rosenstein, LCSW, MS said...

Thank you Patrick, Danielle, and Andrea for your wonderful comments. Should you purchase my novel, I believe you will never forget your journey into the universe with Lance and Sage.

Best,

S. B. Redstone

Amanda Sakovitz said...

Beautiful cover! Thanks for the chance!

Steven Rosenstein, LCSW, MS said...

Thank you Amanda for your beautiful comment. Jack at Black Opal Books along with my son who is a professional artist created this masterpiece. The read is just as terrific.

Steve

Juana said...

I liked both the book description, and the excerpt. I have added this book to my book wishlist.

Steven Rosenstein, LCSW, MS said...

Thank you Juana. I hope you enjoy my novel. It is designed to give you the feeling that you've joined Lance and Sage's quest for immortality.

Best

S. B. Redstone

Jan Lee said...

I have a BSW so I find it interesting that you take some of your character's backgrounds from patients you've worked with :) I wouldn't be able to do that with the situations I specialized in with my degree, lol It would be interesting to find a cure for cancer, no doubt :)

gemiinii said...

Sounds really good, looking forward to reading this book!

Thomas Murphy said...

sounds like a great book! Thanks for the giveaway.

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Steven Rosenstein, LCSW, MS said...

Hi,

I know you'll enjoy the read and I'm looking forward to hearing from you. Connecting with readers is as enjoyable as writing.

Best,

S. B. Redstone