Book Feature: Karma’s Epic Sci-fi Thriller, RACE!

Hi, readers! We have a real treat in store for you today, a spotlight on a book by Karma, quite a talented author!    
We wish you lots of success on your epic science fiction thriller! 

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Here is the book blurb for Race.

The thrilling race to find the Philosopher’s Stone and save a planet…

Race is a thrilling masterwork of fiction, where you will experience a love triangle, fierce competition, relentless enemies, racial tension, and side-by-side combat in a quest to find the Philosopher’s Stone. Where do you start when the Stone could be anywhere?

An 18-year old Princess, Tara, enthralls the affection of two young men, Andy and Joe, on her search for the Philosopher’s stone that will save her planet, Artan, an Earth-like planet in the star system of Centauri, the closest star to our sun. Accompanied by her friend Lea, first they must find Nemo, the sage, the last surviving member of the Brotherhood, a secret organisation dedicated to the fight against evil.

As forces of evil battle against them, the obsessive love of Andy and Joe for Princess Tara underscores the fierce competition between them, brimming with racial tension, one that drives the thirst for each other’s blood, but must be set-aside in the greater threat to them both: Satan.

Satan has sons who lack the perfection of evil to succeed him. His rightful heir, the Anti-Christ, is whom will bring the end of humanity on Earth, and Satan has named Princess Tara potential mother of the Anti-Christ, to the horror and vengeful shock of his current wife, Lori, the queen of vampires who now sees Tara as a threat that must be extinguished.

Complications precede twists that only raise more questions before the next turn. In the end, love demands sacrifice. But what is the price of love? Perhaps love itself.

Set in two extraordinary parts, the narrative should be haven for all young adult and adult Sci-Fi lovers alike who need a 2020 masterpiece to bite into. Race is exactly what you will be eager to do to get to the very last page. Karma is what to expect if you don’t jump onto the opportunity to read this masterwork of fiction meant for those who want to experience more not less.


Release Date:  December 19, 2019


Genre:  Science Fiction, Thriller, Some Romantic Elements, Epic Fiction


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Let's hear from the author, Karma, about this book.

Hi, readers.

I am very grateful to Marie for providing me with the opportunity of writing a book post.

Before I tell you about my new novel, I want to answer a question that might arise in your mind. Given there are already so many writers (some might think too many), the question is:  

Why should I write at all?

Simply, I write because I was not allowed to write. Or read, at least any book which had the word love in it. In my family, it was believed that reading about love would lead to rebellion. I myself picked up the pen when my only child was six-months old. At that time, I was without a job. I wrote because there was a lot that I wanted to tell my child, even if one day in the future, to make sense of this world. Writing also helped me keep hope alive, one page at a time, as I went from one fruitless interview to another.

As my child took first steps, I reached a milestone of my own. I completed my first book; the story of a young man’s quest to find answers to life’s questions. A boutique publisher in Paris loved it and translated my work into French. I even found a job soon after.

The title of my new novel, which is my second, is Race. I am very excited to tell you about it. It’s a narrative driven by two young men who fall in love with the same woman; a woman with many enemies. Far too many and far too powerful. The rivalry between the two young men brims with racial tension because they are from different ethnicities. Their enemies are only too happy to capitalize on their hatred. In the end, love demands sacrifice. What will they sacrifice? What is the price of love? Perhaps, love itself.

I am writing this novel under a pen name because I am at a stage in my life where I prefer and love anonymity. Once my child is older, I intend to write under my own name.

Many thanks for reading this post and I hope you enjoy reading my novel, which is my small effort towards not seeing the world in black and white.

Yours faithfully,


Thanks for visiting! :)


Karma is also giving us a peek at thia sci-fi thriller book today!


Readers, here are some excerpts...


He smiled as he approached them, reached into his robe and drew out a machete.
“If it’s any consolation, this will be over quickly.”
Tara and Lea could fight a little, but they didn’t feel they had much of a chance against the machete. “Run away, Tara. I will fight him,” Lea said.
“No, let’s run in different directions,” Tara whispered.
When the approaching attacker came closer and raised his machete, they ran in opposite directions. The attacker pursued Tara because she was the prize.
Tara could hear the attacker panting behind her, as he was quickly closing the gap between them. When he reckoned that Tara was close enough, he swung the machete to get her. Lea, who had stopped running and was watching them, shouted a warning to Tara, who swerved sharply to her left. The machete missed her by inches.
Tara had to find a way because she couldn’t outrun the man for much longer. The only thing that could possibly work was to face him. Perhaps, there was a slim chance that she could catch him by surprise and find an opportunity to kick him between the legs, even as he was raising the machete for another strike. Making up her mind in an instant, she tried to turn around in her sprint. She had almost done so when her right foot slipped on the moist, grassy surface and she fell.
Her pursuer laughed in pleasure, savoring the sight of Tara’s anxious face as he raised the machete for the killing blow. He wanted to make it quick so that he could take care of Lea as well. Tara looked at oncoming death, as the machete started its downward swing, unable to move purely because of the shock of it. She closed her eyes and waited for the end.
The next moment, she heard the sound of a hard kick and a surprised gasp escaping her attacker’s mouth. She opened her eyes, expecting to see Lea, but instead saw two strangers, both young men, one white and one black.


After lunch, the time had come to devote themselves to the search of the Stone.
“How exactly do we go about searching for the Stone?” Tara asked.
“In my study, there are lots of ancient manuscripts. Some of them have faded away with age, but I guess we can think of it as another challenge.”
“So, we pour over tonnes of ancient manuscripts?” Tara asked.
“The good news is that over the years, I have narrowed it down, so let’s say it’s just a ton of ancient manuscripts and not tonnes,” Nemo replied.
“Nemo, haven’t you heard of the internet?” Joe asked.
“They say any old thing on the internet,” Nemo replied.
“As opposed to any old thing your ancient manuscripts say?”
“Well, if you put it that way, I guess we can give it a shot.”
They tried using Google on Nemo’s ancient-looking computer, however, the page wouldn’t load, because the web browser was no longer supported.
“This computer hasn’t seen the invention of the wheel. I need to install a newer version of the browser, but before that, I need to upgrade the operating system itself,” Joe said, taking over. “How did you manage to get an internet connection in this remote spot?”
“It’s Wi-Fi,” Nemo replied.
“But, wouldn’t that enable Satan to track you down?”
“Not really, because my Wi-Fi uses rerouting techniques, so anyone tracing it will go around in circles.”
“How did you manage to convince your internet provider to do it for you?”
“I didn’t. My Wi-Fi is not registered. It’s a hack.”
“Hack! You, a sage, who has a redundant web browser, have hacked into a Wi-Fi provider’s network, using re-routing to mask your location?”
“I never said I did it myself. The one benefit of living near Oxford is that one can find young people who know all these things and are willing to bend the rules a little.”
“A little? Anyway, what do you use your Wi-Fi for, if you don’t use the internet at all?”
“I have been scanning the ancient manuscripts and e-mailing them to myself, in case Satan destroys my hideout.”


“Now that you have learnt some martial arts, the time has come to train with weapons,” Nemo said.
“We will get weapons too! That’s cool.” Joe said.
“I have a feeling that they are the Star Wars kind,” Andy said.
“We have some on our spaceship, too,” Lea said.
“Not the ones I have,” Nemo said and led the four of them to his study.
He stopped before a cupboard, made of solid oak, presumably hundreds of years ago. Its doors had a large symbol of infinity carved across them.
“Infinity is the symbol of the Brotherhood,” Nemo said and opened the doors of the cupboard to reveal four swords.
“Swords, that’s it?” Joe asked.
“These aren’t ordinary swords.”
“What’s so special about them?” Andy asked.
“One of them is Excalibur, which belonged to King Arthur. He was one of the Brotherhood.”
“Seriously?!” Joe asked.
“Yes, there was a time when the Brotherhood flourished. Not only King Arthur, but even the likes of Abe Lincoln, Newton and Da Vinci had been members across the ages. But, that’s in the past. Now, we need to rebuild it, from scratch.”
“So, let’s rebuild it. Which of these swords is Excalibur?” Andy asked.
“Whoa! Hang on a second there. Does his Lordship think he can just pick Excalibur for himself?” Joe asked. “You’ll have to fight for it.”
“Anytime,” Andy replied, walking a step closer towards Joe, who did the same towards Andy.
“Just for that, I am not going to say which of these is Excalibur,” Nemo said, coming between the two.


Tara was finding it harder than Andy, purely because Lori was tougher than the other vampires. Whenever Tara managed to make a cut on Lori, it healed almost instantaneously. Tara remembered that she had another option. The strap of her wristwatch could deliver an electrical charge, activated by hard contact. She had to use it. That was the only way she could buy enough time to get to the spaceship. To deceive Lori, Tara feigned fatigue. Lori seized on the opportunity and reached out to grab Tara, who let Lori come close. When she was close enough, Tara used the side of her hand to thump Lori on the tip of her nose, very hard, activating the electric charge from the strap.
“Ow!!!” Lori shouted, grabbing her nose with both her hands and slumping to the ground.
Immediately, Tara ran towards the spaceship, deactivated the invisibility shield and opened the door, pressing a button to the side of her wristwatch.
“Come here, you husband-stealing bitch!” Lori shouted at Tara, before getting up and running after her.
“What?!” Tara shouted, as she got into to the spaceship, half-hoping that this had all been some misunderstanding over the lady vampire’s husband, whom Tara had never even seen, let alone tried to steal.

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About the Author:

Karma lives in London.
His ethos is to write immensely enjoyable novels, which brim with hope. His debut novel, the story of a young man trying to find answers to life’s questions, has been translated into French some time ago. Race is Karma’s second novel.


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