||Dec 5, 2010
Follow Brandon, Brielle, & Bennett as they take you for the ride of your life!
With the Society's clutches deep within Bennett, he will stop at nothing to get revenge against Brandon & Brielle. Learn more about the Society itself as its secrets are exposed.
Discover for yourself, the Hudson's aren't the only ones with power. Do they have what it takes to take the Society down? Find out in the final installment to this intriguing story!
The "Self" series brings you on an emotional ride with Brandon, Sarah, Brielle, & Bennett. With a secret society tracking them at every turn, the action doesn't stop. These people have something most others don't...mental abilities. One would think these powers should be a gift, but they end up being more of a curse.
I invite you to enjoy the Hudsons' story with Self Convictions, Self Consciousness, Self Conclusions, & Self Consequences.
I am walking down a cobblestone street. The sounds of my footfalls clop against the rocks. I can feel the breeze blowing through my hair, it flows softly. The water courses gently in the river beside me. A boat floats nearby, its lights reflecting off of the canal waters. I donít understand what the people on the floating vessel are saying but I can hear them. Itís some other language, very familiar. I ignore them in their shouting obnoxiously, they arenít yelling at me anyway, just in general for all to hear. The things that drunken people do are amazing. I direct my eyes to where Iím strolling. A gloriously architected bridge of stone arcs over the waterway, the streetlamps that line it from one side to the other are old in fashion and beauty. I can see that each pillar of the enormous overpass is wonderfully detailed and thick. A vehicle drives over it and then another and another. I look up into the skyline, I hadnít noticed it before. The lights from the tower show it off in the middle of the city for all to admire and observe. I suddenly hear something behind me, itís another set of footsteps. I turn round by spinning on the front of my shoe sole, the earth crunches as I pivot, grinding the pebbles beneath. The dark vestige of the figure is unrecognizable in the lack of light. The person continues to approach even though Iím staring directly at it, without fear. The black trench coat flaps behind it in the wind. My skull begins to burn within. Oh God, it hurts so badly. It feels like a nail driving into my forehead right between the eyes. A blaring foghorn from the nearby party barge sounds its alarm. It blasts wholly into my ears breaking my concentration. This has been my dream recently and my reason for continuing our story.
...I found it impossible to put down!...Brandon Hudson is one of the most arrogant and murderous protagonists you'll ever meet...it made for a delicious read!...Self Convictions is the first...I can't wait to see what happens next!~Kelly Davis
New Consciousness Reviews
Long before Heroes was a popular television series, author R.J. Hamilton was writing a story in his mind about a young man with extraordinary powers. The protagonist of Self Convictions, Brandon Hudson, has the power of telekinesis. Not tamely moving pens across a table, but a great force that seems to come from inside of his head, someone else's voice and unchecked emotions, willing him to commit murderous and appalling acts. As Brandon grows from childhood to early adulthood, he discovers the strength and intensity of his "alter-ego" powers, as well as a growing tension of both loving and hating what they--he--can do. Each act seems more hideous than the last, and yet he manages, just barely, to retain his sanity--and some conscience.
The story moves along at a good clip, so you may have to force yourself to slow down and savor the unexpected and original storyline developments, which I won't divulge -- better that you should enjoy finding out for yourself.
As a first-time author, R. J. Hamilton is a natural writer with loads of talent and imagination; I anticipate that the next installment in this series will be even more compelling and well worth the wait. But please don't make us wait too long, R.J.!~Julie Clayton (Founder)
From start to finish I was intrigued by the idea of telekinesis in R. J. Hamilton's book, Self Convictions, as I've been in real life. However, the fast paced and sometimes violent journey of the main character, Brandon Hudson, went beyond what I could ever imagine. As his extraordinary powers emerge, one is thrust into a journey as his insanity comes to life through his experiences and the events that occur in the lives of those around him. This story was a page turner that I had to force myself to read at a slower pace. I was eager to finish it the first day because it snatches the reader's attention from the Prelude holding onto it until the very last page.
Brandon is a character that one might envy, love and feel empathy for. He appears at times to be a lost soul struggling with his real powers. Every time I thought one thing was going to happen, the author took the story in a different direction. As each event took place I felt a range of emotions--sadness, fear, anxiety, anger, nervousness and love. The author created an extremely vivid story making it hard to believe this is his first book. I highly recommend this fantasy book to readers looking to get lost in the mind of one with telekinesis. It might make you think twice about wanting the ability to read minds or seek revenge on someone using your mind rather than your hands.
The author challenges the reader to think about becoming at the very least a friend to the Hudson family, feel for them or wish to be with one of them. After reading this story I've decided to watch them from afar.~Stacey Pierce
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