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Beloved Enemy joined Starquest and Children of the Mist to continue the Destiny Trilogy and I'm thrilled to announce was shortlisted for the R.N.A. RoNA Awards 2017, awarded 2nd Runner up in the RONE Awards 2017 and was the winner in the SF/Fantasy category of the 'Best Banter Contest'.

Thursday, 12 July 2018

Resistance - Cockiest Red Planet Trilogy (Book 1) spotlight, Review and #Giveaway

Cockiest Red Planet Trilogy Book 1
by A.S. McGowan
Genre: SF

What would you do if the laws allowed anyone with money to trademark an everyday word? Or the copyrighting of a name, so no one could ever use that name again?

Over a hundred years ago, Earth was dying. A few rich men and women banned together to create a kingdom on Mars. They hand picked the people who would join them in this new kingdom. Then they brought their arrogant beliefs and made them laws. The Trademark Commission was established to allow anyone who could afford it, the ability to trademark any common word. The laws stated that once a word was trademarked no one could speak that word again. The Naming Commission ensures that all names are copyrighted and no one uses another person's copyrighted name. Fines and even prison time are given to those who violate the trademark and copyright laws.

Kathryn 5.0 was pregnant with her first child when the word 'baby' is trademarked. Forced to refer to her baby as "little human" she is tired of the 100 year old laws. Reaching out to friends, she works to create a resistance. Together they fight against the trademark and copyright laws. Battle lines are drawn and it is family against family. Those who resist the laws are branded "Bullies" while those who support the ancient laws wave the "Victim" banner.

**Only .99 cents!!**

There are quite a lot of 'spoof' books out there in response to 'Cockygate' and I reckon most of them are written with the proverbial 'tongue in cheek' This has a serious side to it though. I enjoyed the story, which highlights what might happen if the copyrighting of words was taken to extremes. It's not only the situation that causes problems for the main character though, it's the way she feels she has to rebel against it, which causes friction between her and her husband. I was surprised when I reached the end - not so much by the ending itself but because I was waiting to find out what was going to happen to Kathryn 5 and her baby and felt a bit disappointed that it ended so soon - but apparently this is just the first of a trilogy, so I'm looking forward to reading more. If you like a quirky, short read, which also makes one think and question how far bureaucracy should be allowed to impact upon the lives of ordinary people, you will enjoy this one!

I am a wife and mother, who lives in a small Southeast Missouri town. I
am the author of the Centaur Agency series. Currently I am working on
book 3 in the series The Making of a Centaur which will publish in
July 2017. I also have plans for a vampire trilogy that I am working
on. I will be publishing the trilogy after I finish the 4 book Centaur Agency series. From there I also am working on a Werewolf series. So much planned with a little bit for everyone. 

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