I am a freelance author/screenwriter currently residing in Philadelphia by way of Memphis. The preferred genre is horror/sci-fi, but any genre is fair game. I am a film buff and will occasionally review a film on my facebook status. I like beer, a good steak—medium to medium well. I tend to keep comfortable T-shirts forever and I hate talking on the phone.
The follow up to ‘Second Dawn’ is titled Obey: Second Dawn Book II, to be followed by the last book in the series, Blood Theory: Second Dawn Book III
Thank you for taking the time to read my work. It is very much appreciated.
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Obey: Second Dawn Book II
by Larey Batz
After learning the truth about hybrid aliens and their assimilation into the human population, Dillon Shaw’s next mission is to find the people responsible. In order to do that, she’ll have to face off against the NIA—the covert agency where she served for 19 years. As more secrets come to light, Dillon realizes she can't afford to trust anyone—not even her allies.
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Rhythm in Blue
on March 06, 2011
The best stories don't tell a story, they bring you into the story. When reading this book, there was never a moment that I didn't feel as though I was actually in the scene and watching these characters come to grips with their various choices.
The center of this story is Rick and Shelby and as we follow them over the course of the novel, we find much to love and hate in each. We hope that they are meant to be together, but the beauty of the writing is that we are never sure what Ms. Parks has in store for them. We do however come to understand each of them, and those around them in dramatic layers that unfold throughout their journey to reconcile, re-invent and define themselves.
In the end this is a less a story about love and more a tale about connections, both the healthy and the dangerous, that help shape our lives. TFC Parks was able to lay out the complexity of these relationships on the page without overplaying the dramatic elements for effect.
Overall, I enjoyed following these characters and I found the writing smart, sensual but also very rhythmic. The mood of the writing stays with you long after you've finished the last page.
Very well done debut for Ms. Parks and I look forward to her next project.