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Odette Speex by Padgett Lively

The Indie Book of the Day for 14th of July 2014!

Genre: Science Fiction, Time Travel

Western literature is known for its lack of stories featuring plucky time-traveling ballerinas. Odette Speex: Time Traitors Book 1 seeks to remedy this disgraceful oversight.      Rebellious yet kindhearted, our hero traverses the mean streets of twenty-first century New York City. A heavy poisonous smog hangs permanently over this bleak metropolis. Testament to a technology that has advanced little since the advent of steam powered locomotion. The revolutionary movements of the late eighteenth century never materialized, and the great city is part of a vast British Empire. 

     Its teeming underclass struggles daily to survive. Odette Speex is among them. A talented ballerina, her defiant spirit chafes at the unyielding tyranny of the nobility.      Unbeknownst to her, she lives in a terribly distorted world–one that should never have been. One created by an unscrupulous fellowship to advance the ambitions of a corrupt elite. They are the reason her devious and genius twin brother, Odell, is acting more than usually cold and distant. He draws Odette into a time-traveling conspiracy that saw the defeat of the American Revolution and destroyed the ideals of the Enlightenment.      Thrust back over two hundred years in time, Odette finds herself in mid-eighteenth-century London. There, she must avert the murder of an important colonial diplomat and stop the shadowy brotherhood from subverting history’s march toward progress. 
      She is aided in her mission by a staunch group of allies; a beautiful dressmaker, a reluctant lawyer, a teenage prostitute and a mysterious Buddhist monk round out the requisite band of oddball characters.      The fate of the world is laid upon Odette’s slender, albeit graceful, shoulders. And she is left to ponder the age-old question all heroes must answer: “What the hell am I doing?”
     An alternative history, time-traveling, historical mystery/romance, Odette Speex: Time Traitors Book 1, delivers a well-written, fast-paced adventure that is hard to put down. 

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Book Insight

  • File Size: 586 KB
  • Print Length: 297 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Mar Y Mariposa Press; First edition (March 19, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00J4XB7K6
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled 
  • X-Ray: Not Enabled 
  • Lending: Not Enabled

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Padgett Lively was born in Anchorage, Alaska into an army family. She spent the formative years of her life living in various places across the country and enjoying the adventure of each new move. The love of books and storytelling was instilled in her early by a father who read to her often.

She lives in California. In the same house for the past twelve years- a record! She started writing about ten years ago. Heavily influenced by the books of her youth, Padgett loves to read and write across several genres including fantasy, science fiction, historical fiction and alternate reality.

“Odette Speex” is her first published book. She is currently working on a couple of other projects. One of which is, “Odell Speex: Time Traitors Book 2.” Where she hopes to deliver another fast-paced, time-traveling, historical adventure.

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