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DIRE CONTACT - Urban Fantasy Thriller Series Book 1

by JC Spark

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What do you do when a stranger disintegrates right in front of you? asked eleven-year-old Steve, to whom this had just happened. And whether it made any difference that it had been a stranger. Should it, or shouldn't it?

From the moment eleven-year-old Steve witnesses the terrifying phenomenon, the stage is set for a mystery that will haunt him for years to come.
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Fast forward two decades: 
Now a physicist grappling with the aftermath of that fateful day, Steve is determined to uncover the truth behind his inexplicable experience - even if it means risking his own sanity.

FBI agent Rena races against the clock clinging to a case with bizarre twists, determined to stave off dismissal, while Steve's best friend Cain struggles to navigate the complexities of his own life

A chilling realization dawns: their fates are intertwined in ways they never could have imagined. With each revelation, the boundaries of reality are tested, leaving them struggling with questions of morality, sacrifice, and the true nature of existence.

The question lingers: What does it mean when the impossible becomes possible, and how does it shape the lives of those who experience it?
As they wrestle with the consequences of their actions, they are forced to confront the age-old dilemma: What does it mean to do "the right thing"?

Against the backdrop of a world teetering on the brink of destruction, "DIRE CONTACT" explores the power of resilience, courage, and the bonds that unite us in the face of adversity. 
It is a journey into the unknown, where the familiar becomes strange, and the ordinary becomes extraordinary.

With its blend of suspense, intrigue, and thought-provoking themes, "DIRE CONTACT" is a must-read for anyone who has ever dared to imagine what lies beyond the stars - and within themselves.


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JC SPARK


Hi, I'm JC Spark, author of the No Brainer series.

Book 1 - DIRE CONTACT - is a Supernatural Urban Fantasy Thriller a beta reader described as "Dr. Who meets X-Files".

It will be available in English and German in this campaign as

- ebook (digigal)
- audio narration (digital)
- softcover (print)

Es wird im Rahmen dieser Kampagne auf Englisch und Deutsch verfügbar sein als

- Ebook (digigal)
- Hörbuch (digital)
- Softcover (print)

Every print version of the book funded in this campaign will be an exclusive edition with additional content that will never be available in printed versions later (except my own website or fairs/conventions/signings or future crowdfunding campaigns).

The book is written and currently with my beta readers - thanks to you all.

Books Two and Three are already roughly outlined and waiting to be written and published in 2025 - so no one has to wait long to see what happens after the end of "DIRE CONTACT". Believe me, you'll want to know :-)

And here is what I would say about the book if somebody would ask ... and would publish the interview ;-)


"Behind the Pages: A Conversation with JC Spark, Author of 'Dire Contact'"

In "DIRE CONTACT," author JC Spark invites readers on a journey through the unknown, blending elements of science fiction, fantasy, mystery, adventure and thriller to create a world that is as captivating as it is thought-provoking. In this exclusive interview, JC Spark shares insights into the inspiration behind the novel, the challenges of writing across genres, and the themes that resonate most deeply with readers.

Q: What inspired you to write "DIRE CONTACT"?

A: "Dire Contact" was born out of a fascination with the unknown and a desire to explore the boundaries of reality. I had an early idea of something that would become Space World later and wrote a short piece about it coming to be. I've always been drawn to stories that challenge our perceptions of the world and ask us to question what we think we know. With "DIRE CONTACT," I wanted to start a narrative that would keep readers guessing until the very end, while also delving into themes of identity, morality, and the power of human connection.

Q: How would you describe the main themes of the novel?

A: At its core, "DIRE CONTACT" is a story about the search for truth and the quest for meaning in a world that often feels chaotic and unpredictable. It's about grappling with the choices we make and the consequences of those choices, and ultimately finding the strength to face our fears and overcome adversity. It's a story about hope, resilience, the enduring power of the human spirit, and the relationships and community we build.

Q: Why do you write a series?

A: When I started writing the book I noticed very soon, that if this would be one book it would have over 1000 pages! A bit hefty for a debut novel 😊 So I thought about it, and it did me the favor of falling into three very clear parts – that became the No Brainer Trilogy.

Q: Does this mean there is even more to come?

A: Absolutely. Not only did I fall in love with my characters while writing book one (as have my beta readers 😊) but I realized that the first three books of the No Brainer series kick off a bigger story I want to tell. In addition, my characters did this thing that changed the world forever creating Space World which I want to explore with my readers and characters in the future.

Q: What do you hope readers will take away from "DIRE CONTACT"?

A: I hope that "DIRE CONTACT" will spark conversations and inspire readers to think critically about the world around them. I want readers to be swept away by the adventure and mystery of the story and its characters, but I also hope that it will leave them pondering deeper questions about life, love, and the nature of existence. Ultimately, I hope that "DIRE CONTACT" will remind readers that even in the darkest of times, there is always hope - if we're willing to fight for it.

JC SPARK


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