The Eslites (Prequel/Short Story)

Rated 4.00/5 based on 13 reviews
Sixteen year old, Miranda Mays, discovers she is a superior donor for the alien race known as the Eslites, who have come to earth demanding humans help save their race from extinction. Will she be the one to help them or will their quest continue? More
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Words: 6,440
Language: English
ISBN: 9780988829916
About CM Doporto

CM Doporto lives in the great state of Texas with her husband and son enjoying life with their extensive family along with their Chihuahua, Mexican Redhead Parrot and several fish.

She earned her Bachelor's Degree in Journalism from The University of Texas at Arlington. She briefly worked in the area of Public Relations and Advertising and then pursued a career in the field of Human Resources. CM considers herself a life-long learner and returned to school and earned her Master of Art's Degree in Organizational Development from Dallas Baptist University.

She writes Young Adult and New Adult Sci-Fi/Urban Fantasy stories about ordinary women who do extraordinary things, become a heroine, and find love along the way.

CM is a member of Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators and Romance Writers of America and is associated with the Young Adult Special Interest Chapter. Visit her heroine blog at: http://cmdoporto.com

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Review by: chucklesthescot on June 09, 2014 :
Every female between 14-25 is sent for government testing. If you fail the test you are sent home untouched to your family. Pass the test and you are selected for breeding with an alien species that need to repopulate, by donating your eggs.

This one was ok but didn't really grab me. Miranda was a bit of a pain, always mouthing off to the chief officer she has to deal with. Her behaviour could have put all the girls in danger. Also I hate babies so a story centered on producing babies and babies dying in failed breeding experiments was not my thing.

The one good thing is the bad guy officer who was well written and interesting. Story itself was well enough written and presented to no issues with the author's ability or style.
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Review by: Joe Donor on March 10, 2014 :
Egg donors/surrogates for aliens! Who would have thought this would all take place near Martinsburg, WV?
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Review by: shona lawrence on Feb. 25, 2014 :
When i first read this i was quite disappointed, this little book has great potential and deserves to be a full length novel, not just a short story. What i hadn't realised was this is only a prequel. There is more to come and if it is anything like this then it is going to blow your socks off.
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Review by: Jennifer Ricketts on March 26, 2013 :
I read this along with my Goodreads group, David Estes Fans and YA Book Lovers Unite, downloading my own copy which is offered for free at this time on Amazon and Smashwords.

Please don't tell me there isn't more! I was pulled in right away and loved it. I have a strong feeling there will be more coming soon; this story is that good. I can easily see this becoming a series or trilogy. This has to be only the beginning of meeting Miranda, and I want to find out more about this world the author has created.

A few months were skipped over in the middle of the story, which is the only reason I rated this four stars instead of five; however, this is a short story - not a novella nor a novel - and maybe those months weren't that essential to the overall story. I still would love to know what happened during that time, and I am definitely looking forward to more from this author!
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Review by: Robert Zimmermann on March 13, 2013 :
There was an interesting concept to this story. Though, I think that it’s a concept better fleshed out in a longer piece. I’m a fan of short stories, but I feel that this one was in need of a little world building at the very least.

While reading questions continued to pop into my head about just what kind of events lead to this alien race coming into control in the way they did. Also, the use of the term “state of the art” occurred often, but there was nothing to base that off of. This was obviously a futuristic story, but what is state of the art when it comes to a world that’s already going to be state of the art to the reader of today?

I also had questions arise near the end (which I won’t get into due to them spoiling things). The characters knew more than I did as a reader, and I think that it limited my understanding of why some themes were brought up in the end.

All in all, with me still having questions and also zipping right through this one, I think I’ll be looking forward to book 2, “The Coming,” when it is released.
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Review by: Chris The Story Reading Ape on March 13, 2013 :
The storyline was good and had potential for a full book length version, unfortunately, the author chose to give it all away in only a few short chapters.

The final revelation about the Eslites was a nice twist though.
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Review by: amber riley on March 07, 2013 :
This was a very well written short story. The idea was very intriguing and covered a lot in a few chapters. I felt the very end detoured from the feel of the rest of the story a little. But, overall, I found it very enjoyable!
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Review by: Brian Blose on Feb. 07, 2013 :
The blending of ideas was certainly unique in my experience, but it didn't work for me. The story seemed too rushed and when I expected a resolution to the plot, there was instead a cliffhanger. I think the story could have been greatly improved if the main character had been more proactive and discovered the great secret instead of receiving it as a blunt revelation.
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Review by: Shayne T Wright on Feb. 05, 2013 :
I really enjoyed chapters 1 ~ 3. Very hard hitting overtones with a great portrayal of the emotional anguish experienced by the main character. Chapter 4 started great but then I felt the story focussed more on a "man hating feminist" angle rather than the "demon worshipping alien" aspect which I was engaged with.

Overall an engaging story with a definite twist and I am left wanting more...
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Review by: Kim Taylor-DiLeva on Jan. 21, 2013 :
Woah, heavy stuff in a short story - good versus evil, science fiction, devil worshipping alien race. A lot of concept covered in such few pages! Sci-fi readers will like this one!
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Review by: Patrick Doporto on Jan. 15, 2013 :
A FIRST EFFORT WITH POTENTIAL: Though just a short story I can see Sci-Fi potential in the writer. I recommend it for those who want a quick read. This story has a hint of Arthur C Clark and Suzanne Collins with a dash of Orson Scott Card. By the end I was wishing it was longer. It really reads like the first chapter to a Sci-Fi book that is a morality tale.
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Review by: Tonya Mabe on Jan. 15, 2013 :
I really enjoyed the book for it to be a short story! I usually don't care to much about short stories. The way CM Doporto covered the story line had my attention from the beginning. Then the way it ended had me wanting more! I personally can't wait to read the next book.

The main character Maranda Mates is very strong will. She stands up to an evil as bad as Satan, Lucifer, the devil himself. Up close and personal ! But the main thing Maranda believes is that "Love" can conquer all things!!!
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Review by: Jocelyn Sanchez on Jan. 12, 2013 :
All I can say right now is 'WOW'. I loved this short story, and when I got to the end it made me want to read more. I love the plot, it was so unique and creative....words can't describe it. I really think that if the author continues on with this story it could be a bestseller. I am so interested to find out what happens next!! Seriously I recommend this story, short but so, so amazingly entertaining.
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