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EVIL SEED: An Occult Sci-fi action adventure (pb)
by C. G. McGovern-Bowen   

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Publisher:  1st Books Library ISBN-10:  0759647801 Type: 


Copyright:  Nov 8 2001

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Evil Seed: Mother Earth vs. the Human Race; Who Will Survive?
Launched onto a surreal odyssey by a desperate call for help, a heroine reluctant to save her own unworthy species, coupled with her closest friends and a band of otherworldly allies, confront the essence of evil while helping Mother Earth avert annihilation at the hands of a rapacious psychic vampire; one lured to her celestial sphere eons ago by human-driven negative energy.

Evil Seed ...Great Reading! Great Gift! ... If it is not already your worst fear, maybe it should be. Our mother Earth, after eons of abuse at our hands, finally makes her power known as she ponders annihilating the human race. The worst is close at hand in C.G. McGovern-Bowen's new work, Evil Seed. Carlin Thornton-Kramer finds herself in the clutch of a remarkable struggle when she, a band of close friends and otherworldly allies, are called upon to help Mother Earth brace for an epic battle with the Evil One, a cosmic psychic vampire who thrives on human-driven negative energy. The stakes are the planet's very survival and Gaia must seek to eliminate the source of the Evil One's attraction--the human race itself. But at what cost? From communing with compassionate aliens to razor-edged rescue operations from a tainted modern-day Atlantis, from spiritual cleansing rituals to discovering the truth about the curse of orchestrated chaos to thwart human social development, from telepathic visualizations and clairvoyant dreams to fate-driven battles, Carlin's adventures are only just beginning. Will she find true love and healing in the arms of a tall, exotic stranger from India? Will her awakening paranormal powers help her triumph in her wrenching encounter with the Evil One's "parasitic psychosexual powers"? Will she unravel the mystery of her recurrent sightings of a spiritual guide in the form of a large white wolf? Will she survive an arduous trek through the Sahara Desert and up the Nile River to the dizzying heights of the "Mountains of the Moon"? Will the climatic battle between good and evil spell the end of the human race? Find out, read Evil Seed! 

ON ALIEN ENCOUNTERS: At that moment, a strange orifice appeared on Bee's forehead in the location of the mythical third eye. It resembled a nautilus shell severed lengthwise. Carlin jumped back, like a monkey who had unwittingly disturbed a slumbering cobra. Bee continued its glittering dance of iridescent colors as it began to emit a low-pitched hum. Carlin cautiously moved a good four feet away. Fighting off a powerful urge to run like hell, she checked her retreat and waited. Soon the shell's spiril pattern uncoiled, exposing an opaque center of brilliant turquoise blue. It was the exact color of the white wolf's penetrating eyes! Her mind raced wildly as a tidal wave of confused panic washed over her, taking with it her earlier sense of joyous wonderment...

ON EVIL INCARNATE: There they stood, evil incarnate and all manmade; the untouchable inner circle of Mother Earth's global elite; the duly consecrated Godfathers of every conceivable form of exploitation; the ultimate power brokers behind every imaginable event that has occurred and will occur. How can it be that they remain so completely unknown to the public? Like their forefathers, this current generation of ultra-exclusive hereditary elite boasts a lineage whose roots predate recorded history by eons. Indeed they rose to power as religious or military elite during that time when human consciousness initially emerged on a far, far away planet. All-powerful and untouchable, they answered to no one, save the Evil One. For he alone commands the perpetuation of their priviliged lives. It had been easy enough for this cosmic psychic vampire to handpick his underdogs. Humanity contains countless mutant specimens equipped with that requisite dose of indomitable greed genes...

WHEN LOVERS FIRST MEET: ...Carlin's gaze casually shifted to the third person--a princely looking man in his early fifties whose wavy, shoulder length black hair was just beginning to gray around the temples. His large almond shaped, deep brown eyes were fired with life, laughter, and keen intelligence. His flawless richly bronzed skin and distinctive facial features suggested an Asiatic influence--possibly from India's northern realm... How blithely, and with such benighted bliss, sweet Carlin fell into that infamously inescapable emotional torture chamber so cruelly mislabeled, "love at first sight!" Yes, the prankish gods had set a malicious trap with that which they knew to be her most vulnerable temptation--she who so very much preferred the heady challenge of romancing god-hammered exotic men! Indeed, this unsuspecting sacrifical lamb was totally unprepared for the top-of-the-Richter scale, magnitude 10.0 earthquake that rocked her world to its innermost core the very instant this man's penetrating eyes locked onto hers with a powerfully numbing force. Her breath was literally snatched away, her heart stopped, her brain short-circuited, and her shamefully neglected groin convulsed wildly... "Oh no," she whimpered under her breath, as the shockingly raw impact of their explosive chemical magnetism hit home. She had never, but never, in her life felt such a decidedly cosmic tug. Never. It was undeniably an attraction forged by the cosmos. Resistance was futile. With just one glance, it was already far too late to obey her immediate instinct to run like hell! And she knew, that he knew, that she knew it! Oh lost!...

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Evil Seed, Gaia vs. the Human Race: Who Will Survive? a book review from Twisted Tales by Annette Gisby (author of Silent Screams)
A frantic phone call from [a] close friend[s], puts Carlin Thornton-Kramer on the first step to an adventure of a lifetime. Two strange statues have been discovered at the North Rim of the Grand Canyon, one three foot tall, the other a smaller replica. The statues exert strange influences over all who come into contact with them, including Carlin. Already showing signs of psychic ability, her powers increase when anywhere near the statue.

But what is it? Where is it from and how did it get here? For the place where the statue is discovered, predates human occupation of that section of land. Carlin starts getting disturbing visions [of] war, terror and bloodshed; visions that seem to be of the future. But how can it be stopped?

It seems that the cosmos is home to a psychic vampire, who feeds on negative energy from humans and lately, there has been a lot of it about, and things are going to get much worse.For Gaia, Mother Earth herself, wants to wipe out the human race...

This is a sweeping adventure of a book, taking the reader on a fantastic journey from the U.S., [Middle East], Africa and the cosmos itself. The descriptions are breathtaking with a wealth of well drawn characters, feisty heroines, murderous villains, all entwined in a story of adventure and romance.It deals with a lot of things, reincarnation, predestiny, psychic abilities, but all flows well within the central storyline. My only complaint is that sometimes the dialogue comes across as a bit stilted and unrealistic and anytime the British characters spoke, it was like a cliche. Things like, "My good man," and "Old Chap."

Living in England, I have yet to hear anyone actually say that!

It's an epic tale, so make sure to leave some time to savour it. A good read.

July 27, 2002

EVIL SEED, Reviewed by Meeta Chaitanya Bhatnagar,, New Delhi, July 19, 2002
Does the earth need saving? Are we truly headed towards an abysmal darkness and annihilation of life ascertaining forces?

If one were to go by the very fascinating speculation of the author, C.G.McGovern-Bowen, Gaia, or earth would be seen as a truly valuable cosmic entity that must be saved from the forces of disaster, at all costs. Even if it means obliterating a huge mass from the human race.

Evil Seed is a strikingly different read. Pacy and zany from the word go, this fast paced surreal adventure examines through its fictional authority, the validity of civilization on earth. Why should diminutive and vicious human beings be allowed to spread negative energy that plagues both Gaia and other inhabitants, the book questions. McGovern-Bowen draws from her geographer's perspective to create a gargantuan global odyssey.

The fiery and resolute protagonist, Carlin Thornton-Kramer along with a disparate yet motivated group of friends including aliens and humans takes it upon herself to save Earth from the sinister clutches of the cosmic villain, the Evil One. The Evil One, we are told thrives on the villainy generated by a motley group of powerful and influential plunderers. These men have over the years played a key role as traitors and detractors to the Earth's progressive stridency.

Gaia awakens to the fact that she must save herself and her progeny from the deteriorating and regressive breed of men who have over time plundered all her goodness and are now out to destroy her utterly! She hopes to move towards a fine plane of existence, which nurtures and nourishes a healthy, vast 'multiverse' and that reinstates her as the 'jewel' of the cosmos.

Carlin's fantastic journey is one that enables her to explore both her inner aspirations and Gaia's retribution. She is able to reunite with her soul mate, is able to harness the power of her many dreams and connect with reality more ably, her telepathic prowess is enhanced and so is her intuitive wisdom.

The stylistic accomplishment of Evil Seed lies in the fact that although it's theme and subject matter is surreal, its narrative and language is both contemporary and grounded. Evil Seed, almost in spite of what it espouses, is just like any other interesting thriller, replete with twists and turns and surprises and denouements.

For fans of the X-files and for those fascinated by the chimerical and elusive cult of the paranormal, this will prove to be an exciting phantasmagoria that promulgates the creed that, if we, humankind, continue to stay the way we are, Earth herself shall endure to have us reduced to mere ashes. The belief that all natural catastrophes are a manifestation of this very phenomenon is a creed not unknown to Eastern esoteric practice. Evil Seed takes this intriguing dogma a step further, and at least within the ambit of the book, makes it possible for Earth, to take reprisals.

EVIL SEED, Reviewed by Brenda Gill, Simegen (Romantic Science Fiction) July 25,2003/at:
In 1534, six years before the Spaniards came to the new world as conquerors, a chest was buried in the Grand Canyon's North Rim. Hopi Indians watched over and guarded the chest until the time was right for it to be found. That time was now.

When Dr. Carlin Thornton-Kramer got the phone call from her life-long friend, Aife, she had a premonition that life as she knew it was about to be changed. Aife was a world reknowned archaeologist, and she had found a statue in the North Rim of the Grand Canyon. She needed Carlin's help to get it from the dig. Aife had hidden it away from many of the people interested in getting it. The statue was of a woman formed in such a way that it appeared she was being held in the arms of another. Carlin found out that the statue was a living entity, an alien; and they needed to find her counterpart, Shait. The alien called herself Tara and told Carlin that the Earth was seeded by humans from the planets Mars and Venus thousands of years before. Gaia, mother Earth, had called for assistance in saving the planet from total annihilation. She needed help in defeating Rypan, the Evil One. The negative energy created by humans through the years had attracted Rypan to Earth, and his one goal was to destroy the planet and go on to other planets in the solar system.

Carlin is introduced to Rama, her soul-mate from many past lives. She begins to experience awakening spiritual powers and her slight telepathic skills appear to be growing. Rypan is destroying the planet; and only Carlin and a handful of humans, along with their alien allies, have any hope of stopping him. From the Evil One's stronghold of New Jericho, they make a treacherous journey up Africa's Corridor of Conquest to the fabled Mountains of the Moon, where the small band of stalwart heros make their last stand against Rypan. The fate of Earth and her remaining inhabitants hang on the outcome.

EVIL SEED is an epic story of good and evil with a villain who is sure to keep you up at nights. There is good development of characters with a spine-chilling suspenseful plotline. You will find yourself on the edge of your seat wondering if they will succeed in defeating the evil Rypan. The romantic element is sizzling and red-hot as the two lovers find each other again after decades apart. I did find the author wordy in places, and the story could have been told without so much detail to the historical aspects of the tale. Still, readers will find EVIL SEED a good read with an ususual storyline that will have them thinking about the book long after they finish.

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Reader Reviews for "EVIL SEED: An Occult Sci-fi action adventure (pb)"

Reviewed by Mark Rockeymoore 8/29/2005
looks great! a sci-fi writer after my own heart!
Reviewed by Elizabeth Smith 1/30/2003
I want to read this soooo bad. But alas, for now I'm broke. God bless!

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