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Denise Zen arrives in Southern Illinois for the summer term at SIU where she is approached by peaceful, highly advanced beings from another world to aid them in a search and rescue mission to retrieve two of their crewmembers that have disappeared. More
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About Jamie Antonia

Jamie Antonia is a alumnus of Southern Illinois University in Carbondale.

She is living EVERYWHERE and works as an author and painter.

Ms. Antonia has just finished work on her latest sci-fi adventure Coventina.

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Join Denise Zen and her newfound friend Layla Martine in a race against time to find beings from another world and bring them back alive.

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ml4949 reviewed on Jan. 9, 2013

This novel is very enjoyable! The decors and places are so well described you may use this book as a guide if you travel to that region. The landscapes are vividly described. The action scenes are amazing, the pace is breathtaking and the story rebounds are so well put that you don't want to drop that book! The story is fundamentally positive and many moments are hilarious! The care put into small details make for a very authentic experience.

The two main characters's portraits are, however, very superficial. They make live-changing decisions with a shrug, are obsessed with futilities and don't seem to be able to express any deep thoughts about anything. And they giggle, they can't speak normally in any circumstance it seems. The other characters are also rather naiv: the baddest baddies remind me of cartoons I watched as a child and the terribly nice ones - who should be the most intelligent beings on/above earth - are sad sidekicks who's only purpose is to make the two immature and irritating heroines look like geniuses.
I looking forward for Denise's next aventure.
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Jack DeTate reviewed on Sep. 3, 2012

The adventures of DeniZen and Layla are exciting and entertaining. I was running Google Maps, in a seperate browser window, so I could get a better sense of their travels and what they were seeing. At some point, I became facinated with the concise, neatly packaged way the story was being told. The way each chapter or two, has been put together as a complete set of events adds to the enjoyment, in the same way that a good mini-series is a sequence of selfcontained stories, with familiar themes that frame them and add the flavor. Thank you for the fine work.
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P Brger reviewed on June 17, 2012

Thanks for the many memories of Southern Illinois, and all in a well written book that tells a magnificent story.

On to Coventina. Love anything Roman.

Will be looking forward to many more from this author.
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Claude Jones reviewed on March 23, 2012

A great read. I too went to SIU and lived for an extended time in the area. It was a must read for me. Keep a copy handy if you ever travel the areas covered in the novel. You will the have ready guide to many of the best dining available.
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julianna streba reviewed on Nov. 28, 2011

I loved this book, perhaps a tad because I am from Makanda originally. It was a delight to read a book as fun and fast paced as this which begins in Southern Illinois and SIU.

Loved the characters, the visitors, the story, and the twists and turns. It is all very believable and wild.

I will say no more (don't want to give anything away).

Can't wait for their next adventure which I hear is in the works.
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