Julie B. Gonzalez

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  • Coming Home (Dicky's Story) on April 19, 2011

    Overall, I really did enjoy it! It took me forever to finish between everything going on here at home and the beginning being a bit of science fiction. At first, it was confusing, but, I figured there must have been an apocalyptic, nuclear warfare disaster that destroyed most of earth. I couldn't visualize their living arrangements. Other than that, it was a beautiful love story and I was so happy with the ending. I was angry that Dicky was taken and the way he was raised. Even though he did grow up in a loving environment.
  • Conditioned Response (Phoenician #2) on May 03, 2012

    Fantastic! This is my first time reading a sci-fi book and I cannot wait to read book #1! I was hesitant to read the book because I'm not a sci-fi kinda girl but, I loved leaving mother earth and envisioning life on a alien planet. It was suspenseful, romantic, funny, and sad all at the same time! I couldn't get the characters out of my dreams! I Stayed up late and couldn't wait to get home to finish the book. Well done Friday! If you are a sci-fi lover you'd be crazy NOT to read this book!
  • When Minds Collide (Phoenician Short #0.1) on Aug. 05, 2012

    "When Minds Collide" is a wonderful, very descriptive, well written short story, (with no grammatical or spelling errors for an eBook!) and the prequel to "Conditioned Response", which, is set in the future on an alien planet. The author describes beautifully, two of the main characters- Andrew Caine and Joshua Scherrer who dislike each other intensely; so much so, that Andrew would have left Joshua behind on Earth but, his resourceful mind is needed if the human race is to continue to survive on this horrid planet, with creatures that will fry you with their eyes! So it's no surprise when Joshua grabs a ride with Andrew that "sparks will fly"! Sadly, they both perish in a horrid car accident and their ingenious minds are gone forever-- or maybe not? A third character, William, is devastated with the news and can't accept that the love of his life may be gone forever. The author describes William with such emotion that you can't help but feel his sorrow. Fourth character named Stafar, in my opinion, he's borders on being a little bit of a "mad scientist" and gives you that creepy feeling when you realize what he's about to do. I don't want to say anything more because you really should read this book for yourself. I will say that Friday does a fabulous job bringing her characters to life; she describes beautifully the feelings of love, sorrow and regret and she had me in tears the entire last chapter. On a final note, you should also read "Conditioned Response" to really get the bigger picture here. I suspect there is still lots of material and story still left to be told and I'm looking forward for the next book in this series .[book:Conditioned Response|13598337]