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Perfection Unleashed (Book 1 of the Double Helix series)

Perfection Unleashed (Book 1 of the Double Helix series) [Kindle Edition]

Jade Kerrion
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)

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WINNER of SIX awards, including Gold Medal, Science Fiction, Readers Favorites 2013.

Two men, one face. One man seeks to embrace destiny, the other to escape it.

Danyael Sabre spent sixteen years clawing out of the ruins of his tortured childhood and finally has everything he wanted--a career, a home, and a trusted friend. To hold on to them, he keeps his head down and plays by the rules. An alpha empath, he is uniquely powerful in a world transformed by the Genetic Revolution, yet his bitter experience has taught him to avoid attention.

When the perfect human being, Galahad, escapes from Pioneer Laboratories, the illusory peace between humans and their derivatives--the in vitros, clones, and mutants--collapses into social upheaval.

The first era of the Genetic Revolution was peaceful. The second is headed for open war.

Although the genetic future of the human race pivots on Galahad, Danyael does not feel compelled to get involved and risk his cover of anonymity, until he finds out that the perfect human being looks just like him.


Q - So, what makes the Double Helix series special? 

A - The Double Helix is a series premised upon the creation of the "perfect" human being, Galahad, but it is ultimately about his less-than-perfect physical template, Danyael Sabre, and the power, strength, and beauty found in humanity's imperfections. Ultimately, what makes the Double Helix series special are its characters. You will fall in love with them.

The series offers readers a great mix of science fiction, fantasy, and action-adventure genres. It is also grounded in science. Fiction is a great deal closer to reality than most people realize, and the societal pressures and dilemmas faced by Danyael and Galahad are imminent.

The fast-paced action will have you turning pages, while the plot layers on complexity after complexity, offering you an unlikely romance you will root for and a happy ending you can believe in.

Q - What order should I read the books in? 

A - The four books of the Double Helix series should be read in order for maximum enjoyment and a deep down, gut-felt happy ending. The novellas and the YA novels are standalone, but fit into the timeline as follows:

- Miriya (Novella) 
- Perfection Unleashed (Double Helix #1)
- Perfect Betrayal (Double Helix #2)
- Zara (Novella - coming soon)
- Perfect Weapon (Double Helix #3)
- When the Silence Ends (YA) 
- Perfection Challenged (Double Helix #4)

Q - So, why should readers give these books a try? 

A - Because the Double Helix series is the perfect mixture of non-stop action, gripping plot, thought-provoking philosophy, and beautiful visuals that fans of science fiction, fantasy, and superhero novels will love. The five novels in the series have won a total of eight literary awards in science fiction, including Gold Medal, 2013 Readers Favorites.

Robin Lynn, an Amazon reviewer, describes it as "Truly enjoyable and delectable in its subtlety. The action is jackhammer fierce while the mental machinations slowly weave their way through your psyche. Potent and spellbinding. Wow."

Q - Can readers get the whole series in one go? 

A - The Double Helix Collection offers five novels, two bonus features, and saves you money! Check out my author page here at Amazon (just cut and paste into the browser field) for more details, and a full list of my available titles. 

And thanks for reading! 

About the Author

Jade Kerrion holds B.A. degrees in biology and philosophy from the Johns Hopkins University and an M.B.A. from the University of Virginia. When not writing or working, she ekes out time for dance and computer games. She resides with her husband and two sons in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

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  • Print Length: 212 pages
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  • Language: English
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #379,164 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Jade Kerrion, an award-winning author, got her start in fan fiction. She developed a loyal reader base with her fan fiction series based on the MMORPG Guild Wars. She was accused of keeping her readers up at night, distracting them from work, housework, homework, and (far worse), from actually playing Guild Wars. And then she wondered why just screw up the time management skills of gamers? Why not aspire to screw everyone else up too?

So here she is, writing books that aspire to keep you from doing anything else useful with your time.

She lives in Fort Lauderdale, Florida with her wonderfully supportive husband and her two young sons, Saint and Angel, (no, those aren't their real names, but they are like saints and angels, except when they're not.)

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Comic Book Heroes 1 Oct 2012
By simon211175 VINE VOICE
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I'm not sure as I write this exactly what to say about this book.

Initially, I was drawn by the comparisons to comic books and Heroes Season 1-4 Complete [DVD]. It's all here really, X-Men, special powers, mutants, genetic engineering gone wrong etc. So, obviously I'll enjoy it.

The story however was slightly less super-heroey than I imagined it would be. I soon thought that maybe this wouldn't be for me after all, but it was free, so I may as well keep at it.

I'm glad I did. The story was gripping right to the end, and the characters well imagined to keep us wanting to read more about them.

The writing style of this book reminded me a lot of the excellent Idlewild (Idlewild Trilogy 1) by Nick Sagan - and that should be enough to warrant you buying this to be honest.

There were some parts that I didn't warm to however, but nothing that put me off the book enough to even bother detailing them here.

Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed this book, and was pleased to see there is a second in the series due out later this year. I'm keeping my eyes out for it, and would gladly pay full price.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant plot and non stop action 14 Oct 2012
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I really enjoyed this novel! I don't read a lot of scifi and the cover looked VERY much that genre but I liked Jade's voice on her blog after discovering her on Twitter and wanted to read her book. The action is pretty non stop from the first page, which is brilliant. Though a lot of characters are introduced quite quickly in the first few chapters and subsequently throughout the entire book (some of whom could easily be the main protagonists in their own novels, such as Miriya!), their 'voices' make it easy to get to know them quickly and acre about them. My one bug-bear about the book and it's a totally personal one, which is why I still felt it merited the 5 star rating, were the main characters ( or who I consider to be the main ones). Danayel and Zara. I want Danayel to grow some balls fast, get angry and stop feeling sorry for himself and being a freakin' doormat. I know he's meant to be flawed and deeply traumatised, but I did want to slap him several times. Zara, while being a super kick ass heroine, is a complete bitch in the first book. I do not like the woman. I much prefer Miriya. I think Jade Kerrion has done a great job as an author to be able to elicit such strong responses from me as a reader! I'm hoping both Danayel and Zara change in the sequels, which I will be reading!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Perfection to read 6 Jan 2014
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This book is one that could be easily become reality in the not even too distance future and it freaked me out, in a good way though. Even the far fetched plot lines were brought in a way that made them believable.
The characters were all more than well developed and even the general, unimportant, minor ones had traits not uncommon to mankind; i.e. The whole population is a reflection of our current state of mind, and behaviour patterns. Even the mutants are what you expect, and do not stretch the suspension of disbelief. They are all fleshed out fully and alive. I rooted for them, all of them, even the scary ones made me feel sorry for them. It were the humans, bar a few exceptions, that were despicable.
Plot? Great! I'm not going to give anything away but I will say that the conspiracy lovers will have a ball reading this book.
My one and only gripe is that it's the first in a series and I loath serialised novels, but on the other hand I'm glad that it doesn't end with this book because there's more to this story than just told in part one. I can imagine the whole complex woven tapestry with all its twists and turns couldn't fit into one book. By the by, it ends in a perfect cliff-hanger and I can't wait to read book two. Luckily it is available for download and I don't have to wait any longer than it takes to press `buy now'.
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4.0 out of 5 stars interesting 19 Nov 2013
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xI have to admit that there was more to this book than I expected. Not only was there an interesting science fiction plot, there were also some interesting social questions raised about the morality of genetic modifications, as well as a mild romantic subplot and plenty of action. I'd argue too much adventure, it's a subjective thing, I know.

While on one hand nonstop action is a good thing, it's never boring, but it also means that the reader is never given a moment to breathe. The main character, Danyael, is hit with one thing after another until he is so exhausted he's about ready to pass out. This is actually how he feels from the first page to the last. I mean, three completely unrelated baddies came after him one after another (more if you count the attacks on the group he was with as opposed to him specifically)!

This constant fragile, borderline helplessness made him feel very child-like, which tended to counter his badass alpha empath status. Though it did make him really easy to empathise with. I liked him a lot. I liked his cronies. I loved the strength of friendships represented without being tarnished by unrequited love, or lust, or some past betrayal. Pure, strong friendships can feel hard to come by in fiction sometimes. I really enjoyed finding one here. I also liked the opposing military factions, though I strongly felt X-Men's influence in the two mutant factions. I just really wish there had been a few less irons in the literary fire.

The repetitive plot additions left me feeling exhausted too. There were just too many invested parties vying for Danyael in some fashion or another. Really, what's the likelihood they would all come to culmination at the same time? It left the book feeling rushed as it leapt from one crisis to another.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant and Original
right from the start we are thrust into the action, as the events of Galahad escape are set into motion,as Galahad escapes so too do the abominations but Galahad and his rescuer... Read more
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