Angela B. Mortimer

Biography

Born in the UK, married a gorgeous Aussie and have been living happily here ever since. Attended West of England college of art. Love reading sci-fi, fantasy and my fav subjects like genetics, planet sciences, philosophy, history - especially ancient, and of course space. I dreamt of being an astronaut. I've been writing since I could and painting for as long.I love the outdoors and gazing at the stars and wondering what might be out there.

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Books

Nothing Gained
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 64,830. Language: English. Published: March 23, 2014. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Adrienne thinks her father’s reaction to her choice of boyfriend is because he is not good enough for her. However, it is a deal more complicated than she imagines and she has to make some truly terrifying choices to keep everyone she loves safe.
Hyclos
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 93,050. Language: English. Published: January 31, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
(5.00 from 4 reviews)
In spite of being regarded by her race as a misfit and a rogue, Doella is asked to secretly save her home planet from powerful foes once more. While doing so she receives another gift that has been waiting for her for aeons, guarded by a hidden horror. In saving Varan again, she loses that which she loves most. But she must still fulfil her promise to discover what has happened to the Hyclos.
Flawed Gods
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 98,420. Language: English. Published: June 7, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
(4.67 from 6 reviews)
There are many Earths like ours, all created by the Varan race. We, their progeny, are imperfect, but so are our creators. In this first book of the series, we meet a Varan women named Doella, who becomes a champion for her charges because she cares about the right of humans to survive all the challenges forced on them, and if they do succeed they might just as well have lost…

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  • Enhanced on June 26, 2012

    Like the authors first book Pohon Setan, this too is just as as exciting. You jump in and never stop running and even forget to breathe at times. Zac may be a superhero but he still feels every bullet and you will too, the highly descriptive narrative forces you to visualise and feel everything. There is a deep sense of kindness too amid the mayhem. The temptation is to run from evil or let it overwhelm you and ordinary men too make the choice to fight for what they love most; their homes and families - just as the enhanced must.
  • Rescue Unit 867a. on Dec. 14, 2012

    This story is so real you feel everything so acutely it makes you cry. There is the best of humani condition in it as well as the best artifical life-form ever -(after Data of course).
  • Becoming Milla Blaire: Anomaly on March 17, 2013

    A fast good read that keeps you guessing The hero is the kind of girl you'd like to slap and then cuddle. She's a product of her families affluent lifestyle and in spite of many appearances to the contrary, she still has a good heart and a sense of right from wrong. Milla needs a sense of belonging and somewhere other than her own family. The plot twists this way and that, dropping clues in all the right places so you expect the conclusion to be the usual kind of contemporary genre..nah...Can Milla Blaire save us?...I hope so...
  • Becoming Milla Blaire: Anomaly on March 17, 2013

    A fast good read that keeps you guessing The hero is the kind of girl you'd like to slap and then cuddle. She's a product of her families affluent lifestyle and in spite of many appearances to the contrary, she still has a good heart and a sense of right from wrong. Milla needs a sense of belonging and somewhere other than her own family. The plot twists this way and that, dropping clues in all the right places so you expect the conclusion to be the usual kind of contemporary genre..nah...Can Milla Blaire save us?...I hope so...
  • Shell Song on May 03, 2013

    Conflict and Beauty in a Watery Paradise Humans are visiting Melusine and being human ourselves we all can imagine why - for profit...only there are already humans on Melusine and the planet has changed them. There is an intelligent native species there too and the once-human have taken the only surface land on Melusine as homes, cities carved out of coral remains thrusting out of the sea. However, the native merrow need the land for spawning...and both are prepared to fight. The scientific survey team includes a young woman, Dionia, she is insular and insecure and feels no kindness towards her own kind, and unknowingly she also brings the watery planet a gift. A gift that the human Melusine need desperately, only to use her gift they need a shell they have lost in the deep, dark cold of the ocean for without it they will perish; only by making it sing can sense prevail. The terrifying search for the shell will make those frightened of the deep, dark ocean shiver and the sound of the song will lift their heart and soul. A beautifully written and heartfelt book suitable for anyone who can feel and soar and love.
  • The Secret Empire - Atlantea Discovered 1 on Aug. 08, 2013

    Steampunk wonderworld romance. This is a well written book with a very good plot and wondrous descriptions; but there is much more to say that just that. Being an artist I've always loved the Steampunk movement, even in the early days before it had a name and people were just welding bits of old cars together, I had a desire to learn to weld a few bits together too. Now it's stupendous, remember the London Olympics and diva Annie Lennox in full regalia and the machines to die for. I've also a very nerdy interest in gearing - a handsome set of complicated gears from the industrial revolution sends me into just as much as swoon as does a Fra Angelico or Picasso. Added to that we have Atlantis; a small child with a large imagination and a comic book, shows this mythical land being destroyed because of a huge crystal harnessing the power of the sun and that's the reason for the destruction of their world. Well who knows the truth of it, but most say there is always something behind the old myths, sometimes we even find out. Those legends about us not being the first technological advanced humans on this earth have been hushed a little, my favourite is that Antarctica's ice has obliterated all of an early first great civilisation-who knows and who knows if we will go the same way? However there is much more than fantastic descriptions of a fabulously designed city of Atlantea and the dangers of the surrounding wilderness. It is also a beautiful love story between a clever Greek priestess and a Sea Captain from an Atlantis obsessed with genetic purity; a Nazi like wonder-world. If the early Greeks were brilliant philosophers and scientists then the later Romans were the best engineers and loved gearing....so logically.... If you just want a delightful love story between the wondrous Helena and the brave mariner Klaus, or if the old myths make you wonder what might have been, then I can thoroughly recommend a read of this fascinating book. Great ending too and I can't wait for the next book and I hope a certain dreadful lady gets her comeuppance.
  • Seeking Angel on March 09, 2014

    Criminal Minds on Steroids. This book was hard to get into, why? NOT because it was badly written or boring; quite the opposite. It feels very real; too real, too evil for my comfort; everything I detest. I know dominatrix exist; Tory MP's and their Nanny left-overs and all that are hysterically funny. However this murder mystery isn't funny at all. Bit of a giggle, no, this isn't a giggling matter either. I'd read the Authors The Secret Empire and thoroughly enjoyed it and so kept going and as soon as Bull arrived I hoped the story was on a more even keel, it was, apart from some interesting deviations from the police norm. Not for the faint-hearted, but if you like brutal murder mysteries than you'll enjoy the ride and I won't give away the ending but the more we know about the characters, the more we know it has to have a very exciting sequel, which I'm looking forward to reading. A rogue Bull on the rampage.
  • The Ancients and the Angels: Celestials on July 20, 2014

    Took me awhile to get a grip on this book but I am so glad that I didn't give up on it. I'm not sure why that was; perhaps because I was trying to get my new bearings; another civilisation on this world before us? I liked that; the author obviously read the same books and was taken by the same, maybe wacky theories that I was as a child. My mind slipped right back to the idea that another civilisation existed before us and it was thought that as we can't find any sign of them, their ruins are crushed beneath the south polar ice so we will never find the truth. Delicious, crazy ideas; opens up so many possible futures. What was apparent right from the start was the authors sharp observations about the world we live in, and then the tongue in cheek transfer of those observations to the one before. Why for example did they just believe whatever the media told them? Loved it; couldn't put it down and I felt like a child again; only I'm not sure if I were still a child I'd get the in-jokes. A parody on our whole of way of life. Only read if you have a sense of humour, are well-read in many subjects and genres, a comic child, toyed with the ideas of Chariots of the Gods and decided; well, anything is possible, but... Great fun, horrific, fast paced and very hard to put down.