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LM. Preston was born and raised in Washington, DC. An avid reader, she loved to create poetry and short-stories as a young girl. With a thirst for knowledge she attended college at Bowie State University, and worked in the IT field as a Techie and Educator for over sixteen years. She started writing science fiction under the encouragement of her husband who was a Sci-Fi buff and her four kids. Her first published novel, Explorer X - Alpha was the beginning of her obsessive desire to write and create stories of young people who overcome unbelievable odds. She loves to write while on the porch watching her kids play or when she is traveling, which is another passion that encouraged her writing.
on Aug. 10, 2012 :
Bandits is written for ages 12 and up, it had the adult in me interested and the kid in me excited for the adventure from beginning to end. It is sci-fi genre, which isn't my norm, but I am a sucker for pirates of any type.
Daniel's father Rayne is always leaving messes for him to clean up, but this time, Rayne got himself killed. Daniel and his brother Nickel now on the run from the kings officials and whomever killed their father for an unknown treasure. The only thing they have to guide them is the journals their father left for them. They set out to find this treasure and are accompanied by their cousin Faulk and Daniel's best friends sister Jade. They soon find that this treasure not only got Rayne killed, but may be the end of them and their planet Merwin. There are many obstacles for them to overcome and their time is running out.
The book is filled with adventure, twists, and turns. The characters and storyline are amazing and the descriptive details are out of this world. This authors style is beyond creative. I am a proud owner of an e-copy and print of this book.
(reviewed 7 months after purchase)
De Ann Townes, Jr
on July 27, 2012 :
By: L.M. Preston
Step into a world within the pages of “Author L.M. Preston’s” Novel, that is liken unto a futuristic “Pirates of The Caribbean”, “Star Wars”, and a major splash of “Battlestar Gallactica” ……
Main Character “Daniel” finds himself in a very precarious situation as he now becomes not only responsible for his younger brother “Nickel”, but also in the hard place within himself as a result of their father’s untimely death, for which he will revenge…..But also a wet behind the ear cousin “Faulk” and a 16yr old girl named “Jade”……..Life for Daniel was always rough, now it is about to become even more adventurous…..
I Love “Author L.M. Preston’s” way of detailing each and every character…..The storyline’s that she so creatively builds around each character’s life and within each chapter…..I really don’t think “Pirates of the Caribbean’s Jack Sparrow” had anything on Daniel, sonrisa…..
A truly riveting other world space ride that will keep you on your toes, and hurrying to the next page…..
A definite Must Read!!!!
Reviewed By: De Ann “Native” Townes Jr. Author of: “Peer Inside My Soul and See Me”
(reviewed 28 days after purchase)
on May 22, 2011 :
The first quality of the book that struck me as amazing was the ability of the author to describe the scenes in such descriptive detail. The reader will literally be able to see each scene through the main characters eyes; the scenes will be tactile, the reader will feel as if they are truly in the moment. The main character lives on Zukar, an area where thieves/criminals live. The main character is trained by his father to become a criminal. Quite quickly, his father dies and the main character is left with the need for revenge and a need to know why his father as killed. His best friend, Faulk, accompanies him on his journey to find out the truth. He discovers that his father had stolen a treasure, his father had not shard with the Zukar. The treasure may have the potential to destroy the world. The book is littered with pirates, the characters are exciting to read about and follow. The plot is very interesting, a new twist containing pirates. The scenes are graphic and tangible. This book is great for teens/young adults.
(reviewed 5 days after purchase)
on May 19, 2011 :
I LOVE THIS BOOK! I have a paperback, but it's looking a little...used. I couldn't resist having one on my computer. This way, it's ALWAYS with me. I can just read a chapter whenever I want. I am a reviewer. I can be really harsh on books, this one gets a five star, that is REALLY serious. Very few books get five stars from me. Take it seriously.
(reviewed 2 days after purchase)
on May 19, 2011 :
I already have this book in paperback, but wanted a copy for my e-reader. This is a wonderful story, with exotic landscapes, and plenty of action for action junkies like me. My 14 year old son and his friends have passed our copy back and forth so much that it's already worn. This is a must read!!! I also recommend reading the other books this author has published. Very well done and quite a nice fantasy trip for the mind!!!!
(reviewed the day of purchase)