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About the Author

Merita King has loved the science fiction and fantasy genre in both books and movies since she was a young child. She has been greatly inspired by years of watching movies and reading books and has wanted to make a contribution to this genre for many years. Her stories all contain a spiritual thread as she believes that spirituality is universal and crosses all boundaries. She believes that the creative process is largely intuitive and can be very effectively blocked by too much pre-planning. “Plot lines, characters and events all come to me intuitively,” she says, “and this makes the act of writing a constant pleasure.” She lives alone, with her vivid imagination, in Hampshire, UK.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2950 KB
  • Print Length: 252 pages
  • Publisher: Merita King; 1 edition (9 Jun. 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00DB4E83M
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #2,153,241 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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I've loved science fiction since I was a young child growing up with Star Trek and my parents' love of all things connected with space. Whether it was fiction or science fact, if it was about space, the planets, and the universe, they absorbed it and passed on that love to me. I deeply regret being born at a time before space travel is a normal daily event. I have an adventurous spirit and would go into space without a second thought, if the chance came my way.

I can remember being a very young child and looking up at the sky and wondering why my real family left me behind on this planet, and hoping they were coming to get me soon. They never did, but I still have that feeling that I belong out there. I cannot go there of course, but in my books I can. Having grown up on a diet of space opera movies, TV and books, it was a foregone conclusion that it I ever wrote a book, it would be space opera. Many books later and I'm still enjoying exploring my very own universe.

When building my alien worlds, I am inspired by movies I've seen in the genre, rather than books I've read. I guess I'm a visual person, and people often say my books read like movies, that they 'see' a movie in their head as they're reading. I like that, I'm happy that happens. It is very important to me that anything I invent in my future universe, gadgets, gizmos, diseases etc, have a basis in today's known science fact. I research and begin with a known fact, then build from there. I feel that this helps to make my worlds believable for the reader. The great thing about space opera is that you can invent stuff, but if you're too fantastical you risk losing your reader's attention.

I'm autistic and live inside my head more so than those who don't have this condition. Interacting on a very deep level with my imagination is necessary for my mental health, so I find connecting with the flow of creative force, very easy. Away from writing, I enjoy making Native American inspired beaded pow wow fans, and I'm a crazy cat lady in training. I live alone with my two cats and a very vivid imagination, in Hampshire Southern England.

My books are available in paperback and kindle from Amazon uk and Amazon usa and from most internet suppliers.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Jerky Jake 1 Oct. 2013
By Tiffani Baker - Published on
Format: Kindle Edition
I won this book in a contest. I had never heard of the author until I won. So, here's all you need to know. The book is fun and well worth the read. I started out hating Jake Elloway, the main character. He is a womanizing cocky jerk and I wanted to hate him throughout the entire book, but as the story unfolds and Jake learns some serious life lessons he becomes more human, needless to say by the end of the book I was cheering him on.
If you like futuristic space stories, bad pirates,and scary planets, you will enjoy this book.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Lots of Action And a Great Read ! 30 Sept. 2013
By debb - Published on
Format: Kindle Edition
Acts of Life by Merita King
Acts of Life
Published June 9, 2013
252 pages / 436 kb

Acts of Life is a movie that Jake Elloway, a famous vidicom star, is going to act in.
The movie requires him to do some research aboard an intergalactic freighter. I really enjoyed watching Jake go from a self-centered actor, to a person who really cared about the crew on the ship. Don't get me wrong, this guy is not nice, but he does grow, and learns who he is. I also loved not knowing the ending, there was a nice little twist. The characters are built up well, and I want to see more of them, always a good sign of some good writing. I especially liked that I almost forgot I was reading Science Fiction. Some Sci Fi I find hard to visualize, and don't enjoy the writing, but that was not the case with Acts of Life. If you've never read any Science Fiction, this is the book to try as your first. I was given this ebook in return for an honest review.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Acts of Life 7 July 2013
By Brian Bigelow - Published on
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
So far, the book is really good, and I'm getting into it. Finding it rather hard to put down and Sci-fi is not my first choice in reading. If it was up to me, I would have given the actor to the space pirates myself. I'm not exactly a fan of his.
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