Thursday, February 2, 2017

The Dreadnought Collective Series by Terry Tumbler - Book Tour + Giveaway


The Collective will embrace several types of Black Arts as it grows and
faces unusual challenges. These once belonged to the realms of
Science Fiction but are fast becoming a reality in the emerging new
world.

This is a series of Whodunits set in the future.

Seb Cage Begins His Adventures
The Dreadnought Collective Book 1
by Terry Tumbler
Genre:
YA SciFi Fantasy

 Seb and his younger brother Bart customarily spend all of their long
summer holiday in Spain, with their grandparents. Gradually, as they
all become older, relationships are strained, as the old folk try to
find things to keep the boys amused.
It is not long before the grandfather, Tumbler, who is a retired
detective, is using Seb as a trainee investigator to keep tabs on the
movements of a sector of the local town who he thinks ‘don’t fit
it in’ – they are in fact dwarves of alien origin.
Soon, Tumbler and his apprentice are rumbled, and Seb is invited to join a
summer campus. Coincidentally, this is run by the dwarves and has
only recently been set up, virtually on the Tumbler’s doorstep!
At the campus, it gradually becomes apparent that Seb and his classmates
have been chosen beforehand, by genetic engineering. They find that
they possess special abilities, which have been implanted in them at
an early age, and realise that these are now being developed in a
matter of weeks.
Whatever plans they may have had for the future, their chosen destiny now
awaits them.


Excerpt
When the food had been served, they all settled down to eat, with Bart taking his teasing of Seb to a new level by swinging his legs back and forth to brush against his legs. Grandfather Terry witnessed this when he sneaked a look under the table, and it was not long before minor foot contact was being made with the target, which was one of Seb’s shins.
When Seb failed to react to the regularly delivered kicks, the swings got longer and the contact became stronger, with Bart being determined to get a reaction from his silently suffering brother. Seb had in fact attached his footballers’ pads to his legs, anticipating what his odious brother would do.
Terry could stand it no longer when Bart resumed his awful humming. Forgetting that he was wearing hard-soled brogues, he retaliated instinctively by aiming a savage kick at Bart under the table. He hit Bart’s nearest shin dead centre, and realised with sudden alarm that the pain must have been excruciating for the younger piglet. This was confirmed immediately, as Bart’s eyes rolled back, his face screwed up in anguish, and he howled the roof down.
Sandra and Maisie looked up startled, and the female boss of the house asked, “What on earth’s the matter?”
“He kicked him!” said Terry, pointing at Seb.
“You rat!” said Seb, scowling. “It was you that did it!”
“Well whoever did it, it was really cruel!” Sandra said.
“Look at my leg!” yelled Bart, who held it up to show a slight, emerging bruise, and trying to launch a kick back with his other foot, without success.
Maisie calmly got up, walked around the table to where Bart was clutching his injured leg, and daintily dabbed it with the damp cloth that Sandra had just fetched from the kitchen.
“You poor thing,” she said sympathetically, as she stroked his forehead with her free hand.
“That’s better isn’t it?”
“A little,” he sobbed, glaring with hate at his brother and grandfather. “But I’m gonna get the one of you toe rags that did it!” You had to admire him for his pluck, even if he earned no brownie points by saying it.
The Inlooker: Full Length
The
Dreadnought Collective Book 2

This is a ‘black humour’ science fiction story set in the near future,
where a man finds that he has a very special talent. It is to take
over other people’s souls and thus possess their bodies as if they
were his own.
As he becomes increasingly aware of his abilities, he first uses them to
mete out justice to mentally warped criminals, and then to undertake
sexual adventures.
Growing tired of what are, in the scheme of things, trivial pursuits, he
embarks on a life of crime intent on accumulating serious amounts of
money. Whilst fleecing the wealthy, he comes across an alien hiding
amongst us, and is impressed by the seamless transport system on its
own planet, so he decides to emulate it on Planet Earth.
With a colleague recruited from The Lockheed Skunk Works in America, he
develops a vehicle based on UFO technology, and uses it as a stepping
stone to power. His motivation soon goes beyond his revolutionary and
hugely successful transport system, and extends to a serious attempt
at population reduction. For this he requires even more prominence on
the world stage, as he battles aliens to prevent annihilation of the
expanding human race.
This book charts his progress, as he strives to achieve the impossible. It
also monitors the impact on his family life, where he eventually has
to decide whether to opt for mortality or immortality.
If all you want to read about is sexual adventures, and cannot be
bothered with the future of mankind, this book is not for you. It is
intended for those who like to ponder the value of life as we lead
it, and what it could be like if we chose to take up the challenge.


The Time Slipsters
The Dreadnought Collective Book 3

A group of friends who have drifted apart decide to reunite and take a
trip together. It is the near future, and their intention is to
travel on the latest type of transport, in order to visit the ancient
sites in Turkey.
They want to do this in luxury, and the travel company they selected has
done its best to accommodate their desires. They are lost for words
when they first cast their eyes on the spectacular, gleaming new
vehicle waiting for them. It is in fact alien in technology, and far
more of a futuristic craft than a mere ground-hugging coach.
Unwittingly, they are entering a world where time travel is a reality and machines
can cater for individuals as well as the masses.
Soon, they embarking on a sightseeing tour like no other they could have
imagined, and meeting a time-travelling stranger who takes them under
his wing.
More than one person has a hidden agenda, as they realise when reach a
highly protected secret location. It contains hybrid creatures on
which the Gods of mythology are based.


The Deaduction Agency
The Dreadnought Collective Book 4

Witness at first-hand a group of specialist investigators, as they set up and
run a new, innovative crime fighting agency. They are dedicated to
the resolution of criminal cases using paranormal assistance. This
will be a new, innovative and emerging brand of policing designed to
protect the citizens of our country.
Read how they deal with the anti-social, disturbed behavior of a wayward,
divorced husband, who is on the verge of destroying the lives of his
ex-wife and their two young sons.
Read how they identify the members of a murderous ring of pedophiles from
relatively few clues, and bring them to justice.
Read how they move from ineffectively resolving one case at a time, and
onto tackling multiple cases with far more beneficial results to
society.
Read thereafter how they clear the penitentiaries of criminals, starting
with the most dangerous inmates, using novel means to cleanse their
souls of sin, and equip them for new roles in life in special
clearing centers. The objective is to reintegrate them into society,
rendered capable of performing straightforward tasks and genuinely
purified, via the novel process of atonement.
Read how they find one talented young man who was lost, presumed dead, and
reunite him with his family. Thereafter, as agents of change, they
help launch him on the path to stardom.
This is not a simple, gory, two dimensional book, but an exploration into
the timely use of mediums in crime detection. It can pay dividends in
assisting the fight against crime.
They use the latest techniques and technology in a future world that is
not far removed from that which exists today.


The Sightseers Agency
The Dreadnought Collective Book 5

The first recruit to the new Sightseers Agency is a remote viewer who
actively seeks the resolution of events threatening world security.
Both his fledgling agency and that of The Deaduction Agency are members of
The Dreadnought Collective.
The term ‘Dreadnought’ is based on a type of battleship introduced in
the early 20th century, larger and faster than ever before and
equipped entirely with large-caliber guns.
It applies in this instance because the cerebrally talented agents who
enter its portals are expected to fear nobody and be scared by
nothing in the performance of their duties.
They pursue those who indulge in criminal and seditious activities in the
modern meritocracy using unorthodox techniques.



To give you some idea of my background, I was born in 1944, retired in
2004 and now living with my wife in Spain, amongst the Spanish. For
over 30 years I was in the computer industry, some of which were with
IBM before I got itchy feet, even though I was well regarded.
Afterwards, I worked as an Organisation & Methods specialist and
came up with some cracking ideas before I moved into mainstream
computing and became involved in programming, analysis and
management.
At school, I gained a string of school level certificates before leaving
and gaining a commercial apprenticeship, an Advanced Certificate in
Business Studies, and professional qualifications in Personnel
Management and the Institute of Company Secretaries and
Administrators. During my time, I have used desk top publishing and
spearheaded the writing and publication of two detailed, technical
manuals, one of which was regarded as the administrative bible by a
(then) major force, British Olivetti. The other manual was used by me
as a resident teacher of electronic data interchange (EDI) for a
specialist software house, where it was distributed as a tour de
force.
I took up writing at an advanced age simply because I had the time and
desire, and the first hand enjoyable experience of helping my younger
daughter to tame her two mischievous boys. 





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