The natural world is on the brink. A park ranger is appointed from obscurity to be the new Secretary of Conservation. Not one thing stands in his way—everything does.
From the dust jacket of my psychological thriller, CELERITY:
The Learjet spirals out of control, then crashes into the Pacific. Onboard, Celerity, young, rich, and the world’s most famous female athlete. The world is stunned.
Recordings are discovered—a diary of her rapid rise to fame and fortune—her secrets revealed one by one.
Celerity usually comes in second at UCLA track—the first loser, her coach would say. But she is encouraged by her father, a botanist, her only parent. Then he dies unexpectedly. Now she is parentless and alone.
While wrapping up his affairs, she learns about his expeditions of discovery to the Darién jungle and a plant that transforms indigenous tribesmen into prolific hunters—and extraordinarily fast runners.
She takes a sabbatical from college and follows his work. After weeks enduring the tropics, she finds the plant—it’s fifty feet tall—and carnivorous. She returns with its extract.
Training at her local high school, her speed is increasing, and people notice. A student times her in the 100 meters—she breaks the women’s world record—videos go viral—and life will never be the same.
Approached by a flamboyant sports agent, he has a plan; there’s no money in track… try out for the Chicago Bears as a wide receiver. Nobody can touch her.
Then the side effects kick in.
Goodreads- Cassandra‘s review ***** Sep 08, 2020 really liked it: Celerity’s father, a botanist, has just passed away and his last wish for her is that she does not follow his studies. She is not sure why, so of course she decides to find out what he was studying in the Darién jungle. Well let me backup a bit. Celerity is now deceased also. She died in a plane crash and her agent is reading her journal entries which explain how she went from Celerity, a student and decent runner to Celerity record breaking runner and NFL player. Her father had discovered something no one had ever discovered before and even though he told Celerity to not follow his research, she does just the opposite. While I enjoyed this book, So much happened SO fast. We are, along with her agent, viewing her journals so time is not exactly relevant, but for me everything happened a tad fast. As a reader you have to keep reminding yourself you are not dealing with the typical time frame and unless Celerity documented the days, a good bit is passed by. Over all this was a good read and I am thankful to NG, the publisher, and the author for allowing me to read this story.
Goodreads- Yamil Pautler’s review ***** Sep 09, 2020 it was amazing: I wasn’t sure what to expect from this book. The blurb looked interesting so I gave it a shot. But WOW! I really enjoyed it. Read it all in one night! I liked the format of the book. The audio recordings concept worked well. It seems like almost like 2 different stories, the “before’ and “after”. It’s witty and funny and halfway thru takes a darker turn but it all works together. There are parts that seem like a science/history lesson and I really enjoyed that. All in all, a great story line, sympathetic characters, and great read!
Goodreads- Faith Hurst-Bilinski’s review **** Sep 05, 2020 really liked it, bookshelves: netgalley: Celerity is just an unusual book. Celerity is in a plane crash. Not giving anything away. That’s how it starts. As her life unfolds through the research of her agent we find out that she was the first female NFL player, a guitarist, and the fastest woman alive. Hmmm. So how did that happen. Through files from her laptop, her agent reads her journal of how she took her father’s research and made herself into what she becomes. It’s hard to say more than that, but I will say I really liked the way this was all brought together.
Goodreads- Cindy Lauren’s review Sep 09, 2020 really liked it: Super creative ideas here: and of course, the minute someone says don’t do it, there is nothing more urgent to be dome by the other person. In this case the daughter of a botanist inherits research and the warning was to his daughter, a regular person who liked to run. Be careful what you wish for, is the old curse. She found what she thought she wanted and with it came a whole bunch of other things she may not have wished for. It’s an entertaining story and an entertaining read. My favorite, however, is Bolt.
Goodreads- Emma Nelson’s review Aug 30, 2020: Celerity is an unusual book, it was an interesting concept – the main character is an average track star – nothing groundbreaking until she discovers her scientist/botanist’s father’s work – and ingests the serum from a plant he located in the depths of the jungle.
Without giving the plot away, Celerity becomes renowned worldwide as the fast female on the planet. She joins the NFL as the first female player on an all-male team but with her newly acquired wealth, comes a whole host of problems.
Cleverly written and a great unexpected twist at the end.
Goodreads- Misericordia ~ The Serendipity Aegis ~ ϟϟ ✺❂‘s review ***** Sep 05, 2020: it was amazing
Q: Celerity, the flavor of the manic month. (c)
The main idea: kids, don’t take underresearched substances. Not unless your key life goal is to start patrolling your living room with a knife and a gun. Well, if it is, by all means do it. All the best fun to you while you’re at it.
I’ve no idea what possessed me to read this one. It’s not like I get the all-American appeal of ‘stars’ or ‘celebrities’ or whatever the flavour this month’s obsession might be.
Meh. A girl playing for a male team on drugs. Granted, natural drugs but the side-effects… Then again, the ‘females’ they are displaying today as gymnasts and who actually take amph for supposedly ADHD and who take other stuff, including hormonal… that’s just no comment. I’m pretty sure that at some point we are all gonna get the 100% Dope Olympics.
Celerity – either her dad was really fond of his celeries (would not be out of his character considering he was a botanist) or this was a play on Celebrity without b… Whatever. I’m pretty sure it’s the latter but I like the former more.
Girl drinking up… Obsessed with some Tony Tango guru. <= This is precisely the sort of language this novel was written in. Chopped. Meh.
The ending is, once again, pretty incoherent. Triple meh.
They had special shoulder pads made for me that extended down over my breasts—cups with flexible frames. That was the only change to the equipment—tit guards. Oh, and one more thing; they had to send my pants to their seamstress to remove the extra space for a cup. Obviously, I didn’t need that. Sans package. (c)
A chaos crash is inevitable, he would say, the female and male species of the higher life-forms demonstrate a continuity of physical and mental attributes, a sexual selection process of peacock’s plumage… (c) Hopefully, we won’t get to the shemale singularity.
Red Bull, used to be Gives you Wings. Did you know some guy sued them for false advertising because he drank Red Bull for ten years and he grew no wings or achieved any enhanced performance? No kidding. (c)
I’m slowing the world down around me while they are all speeding up. I have hundreds of thoughts to their one. I can slip in between their shadows. Stalk like a specter between their spaces. (c) Sounds like a manic attack in process.
That makes sense, I said. Please continue, my bipolar meds are kicking in now. (c)
This could be contagious.
Can I give it to my dog?
Unlikely. I would avoid sex right now, though.
No problem, I don’t have sex with my dog. We’re strictly platonic, I say. (c)
What, you think I’m a drug addict? That’s racist. (c)
2040. Technology stops working.
All of it.No internet. No screens. Not even cars. But one thing is working—A.I.
It crossed the THRESHOLD. No going back.
An autistic savant holds the key to the future. Any future. If there’s going to be one.
***** The story brought tears to my eyes so many times I had to take breaks before I could see to continue reading. I am a joyful, recovering alcoholic. In the course of my recovery adventure I have contemplated many philosophical concepts and considered a variety of perspectives regarding mass, energy and god (lowercase “g”). This book while telling an intriguing story also touches on potential realties as yet unexplored, assuming they could ever be at all. 5.0 out of 5 stars Patrick – Amazon – July 6, 2020
***** Threshold The best kind of science fiction, this takes you on ride to ask questions, to think & wonder. Judy Kastner – Google Play – July 6, 2020
***** Threshold is an amazing book! Lkaterie Neal – Google Play – July 1, 2020
***** An engrossing story set in 2040 when the race to create Super Intelligent Artificial Intelligence is keeping the brilliant minds of the world on their toes. A fascinating world where the Stream gives people their every experience without leaving home. Thrills at every turn, Kip Wilde is willing to do all he can to cure his daughter Becca of ALS. Kept me up all night reading, reading and still reading until I could no longer keep my eyes open! Excellent world building and language creation…
5.0 out of 5 stars Jeannette A.0 SIAI – Amazon – June 17, 2020
***** THIS is not an easy read. If you start it, make sure you can dedicate time for it. Because it’s the coolest damn thing I have read in… years.. Makes what is happening now, just a small glitch in time..
5.0 out of 5 stars Cindy – Whew. Amazon – June 17, 2020
***** BEST Science Fiction Novel of 2020! I can imagine Hollywood Directors clawing at each other to make this novel into a film! It’s that good. If you are a Sci-fi fan like me, don’t miss out on this. It keeps you captivated the entire time and pulls you into the universe every page. If this book becomes a Movie, I will absolutely be buying the first ticket. New favorite author!!
5.0 out of 5 stars Dominic M. – BEST Science Fiction Novel of 2020! Amazon – June 18, 2020
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When you finish the book and can finally put it down…you’ll keep thinking about it; as the author cautions, nothing is what it seems.