SUMMARY: A thieving duo's world turns upside down when an Elven rogue uncovers the heinous dealings of a megacorporation.
GENRE: Urban Fantasy / Elf Punk / Cyberpunk
* Recommended for adults or young adults seeking cyberpunk themes (not hardcore sci-fi), and a love story (not fluffy romance).
NOTE: The final draft of the full novel (with all the "prettified, enhanced details") is currently being polished. The book will be released in segments of 3-5 chapters, followed by the fully tweaked, full-length version. It's been quite a big project for one person to handle, hence the breakdown. Part 2 and onward includes author's notes (in bold, and with a // prefix) alongside original text.
* Feb 2011: FINAL VERSION is available! -- amazon.com/dp/B004IEAEUK
PRAISE for Jess C Scott/TOSoL:
"[Please] keep up the good work . . . the world can certainly use some more authentic, original work like yours, rather than the same old re-packaged mass-market pulp."
-- TGirl Revelations / Bibrary.com, October 2010
"Dear Jess: You are a very good writer -- I like your plotting, your concept, the characters...pretty much everything. I would love to see future writing projects by you. You are very gifted."
-- Dr. Uwe Stender, May 2010
"[The Other Side of Life] features a writing style that is professional and thought provoking, with good dialogue."
-- Roger S. Williams, Central NJ, May 2010
Nin knew how much humans loved money, riches, and material things -- though he never really could understand why. The more technologically advanced the human species got, the more isolated they seemed to become, at the same time. It was alarming, how humans could spend entire lifetimes engaged in all kinds of activities, without getting any closer to knowing who they really were, inside.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Jess writes edgy/contemporary fiction (and is an English/Business senior at Adams State College). Her literary work has appeared in a diverse range of publications, such as Word Riot, ITCH Magazine, and The Battered Suitcase. She is currently working on TAKE-OUT (Part 2), the second book (gluttony) in the SINS07 series, as well as The Cyberpunk Elven Trilogy.