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Splintered Energy (The Colors Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Arlene Webb
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The Colors is a science fiction romance for adult audience and a four novel saga. The series has been edited since first released. Splintered Energy begins the journey.
Waves of energy are happy hanging in the cosmos until dawn breaks—literally.
Light fractures, zaps into human bodies and becomes trapped.
Without memories to guide them, a handful of confused beings are left wondering why, where and what.
Their skin tones now specific colors, they only understand they don’t belong here and don’t want to. While the few humans clued in to Earth’s invasion struggle to protect the color they bond with, survival odds grow dim.

California. A widower’s twelve-year-old son is rather young to bring home a woman, especially a collapsed green beauty too frightened to open her eyes.

Arizona. A divorcee blinks hard, but the gorgeous red guy stepping in front of her car is still red—hello, ditch. When she comes around, she wonders which layer of hell she’s fallen into.

Ohio. A teen fears he’s dealing with the demonic, but no matter how dangerous things become, he’s determined to stand by a man with inhumanly blue eyes.

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    • Format: Kindle Edition
    • File Size: 1251 KB
    • Print Length: 364 pages
    • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
    • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
    • Language: English
    • ASIN: B0055L2FHU
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    • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
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    6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic Read! 13 Jun. 2011
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    Splintered Energy is one of those books that only comes along once in a blue moon. It's innovative, exciting and well written. It will make you laugh, cry, sigh with satisfaction and moan with frustration. I have to admit to bias with this book because I've read it more than once and helped to critique it. My son designed the cover, but please believe me when I say this book is special. You'll not have read anything like it before. The characters will live with you long after the book is finished.

    It's the story of what happens at dawn one fateful morning when light splinters. Seven die at locations all over the States and seven new beings are unleashed on the world. They occupy host bodies, inheriting personality traits but not memories. All they want is to return to wherever it is they came from. How - is the question. Where that place is - another. Arlene Webb takes readers on an exciting adventure along with the colors and the humans as they try to reunite with those still missing while battling innocence, psychopathic malevolence and the authorities. It's a struggle for survival.
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    4.0 out of 5 stars A different sort of first contact book 30 Mar. 2015
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    Splintered Energy is a first contact book, set in contemporary America. For this, Ms. Webb has chosen to have the aliens come to Earth, rather than get involved in our own space travel. This first contact does not appear to have been deliberately sought out. Rather, it seems to be an unintentional fallout from an event which, at the end of the book, is still veiled in obscurity. The aliens themselves have no memory of it, and the technological establishments of Earth have not become involved. The encounter is with regular middle-class Americans rather than the military or scientific communities. The title reveals something of the core of the book--the group of aliens are split and identified by the colours of the spectrum.

    There is a strong sense that as individuals they are incomplete, and that only in recombination can they regain their real identity--whatever that is. Unfortunately the original event that split them apart also scattered them across the United States, so a considerable part of the plot deals with their journeys. These are random at first, but gradually become purposeful.

    Each colour has a separate personality, ranging from benign to rampantly violent, but each is polarised and immature in very distinctive ways. I have to confess I could not really understand why the specific personalities had been chosen by Arlene, nor why they are so strongly gendered. However, the portrayal is consistent throughout the book, so is clearly meaningful. It was also effective as a story device--the separate aliens had unique identities, but always with the sense that once reunited, they would be so much more whole.
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    5.0 out of 5 stars Innovative and exciting 7 Nov. 2012
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    I wasn't expecting such an excellent novel when I downloaded this for free. The writing flowed and dragged me along on a puzzling and exciting trip. I've never read anything like it. Arlene Webb has woven a fantastic tale of emotions drawn out of colours and the random bodies they inhabit. I became totally engrossed and couldn't wait to read the nest section. Close to the end, I couldn't see how it would end. I must admit to disappointment that further reading would be needed to sort everything out. Easy to do. Download the next book. But wow! What a read this one was.
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    4.0 out of 5 stars Series started well, continued badly 12 Mar. 2015
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    But I couldn't bear the rest of the books - my disbelief became unsuspended, and somehow the writing seemed to get worse - I suspect pot-boilerism.
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    25 of 25 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Fascinating, unusual and touching story 14 Sept. 2013
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    In Splintered Energy we are introduced to an interesting cast of characters and the premise of the series, which is fractured light entering humans and starting their long odyssey to reunite and return to their true form.
    The main strength of this book for me comes from the depiction and development of these characters. It is done in such a vivid and interesting way, through their particular and distinct ways of thinking and speaking, their particular reactions and actions, that each character was perfectly defined and different, making them memorable and impossible to confuse with each other. I love a book where I know from the first words in each scene whose point of view it is because of their particular `voice'.
    The premise is equally interesting, the light splintering into its rainbow of colors and each one having specific antagonistic or complementary relations with certain hues. The book is not science fiction but rather fantasy, speculative fiction based on this fascinating `what if'. The splintering of light into colors which have personalities and can take over human bodies is placed in a pseudo-scientific context which gives it a gritty air - although it must be said that all other realistic aspects of the story are obviously well-researched and scientifically correct.
    The struggle of each color to comprehend the world it has been thrown into, to understand humans and their strange habits and emotions, to fit in while searching for the others of their kind - it was all beautifully done. The tension ran high throughout the book, conflicts both internal and external driving the characters all the way to the end. The action sequences were frequent and exciting and the emotional turmoil of the protagonists touching.
    This author's writing style is quite unique, and I admit this was one of the reasons I enjoyed this book: its uniqueness. The language structure can be complex and occasionally a bit daunting, but the story is well worth it.
    In conclusion, I highly recommend Splintered Energy to fans of speculative fiction (especially of urban fantasy with an original twist) and to all those interested in good suspense, fast-paced action and psychological drama. This is an author who does not pull her punches and delivers a fascinating, unusual and touching story.

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    5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome adventure 19 Oct. 2013
    By Joseph H. Webb - Published on
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    I can't remember a book that captured my imagination more than when i started the Foundation series by Asimov. Ms. Webb's writing style just grabbed me and engulfed me into her world of colors. I just purchased the next in series looking forward to my next spectral journey. Highly recommended.
    12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars It Was Different! 28 Mar. 2013
    By Kathryn I. Marshall - Published on
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    This is the first book of Arlene Webb I've read. I just have to purchase the rest of the series. The colors of the zapped ones are so vivid that I could see them as I read. I believe she has a hit in this series. Great story plot and leaves you wanting the next NOW!!
    I recommend that sic-fi fans pick up the series yesterday.
    12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars A unique sci-fi series 20 Sept. 2013
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    A fun read that is difficult to put down. I'll have to get the next in this series just to satisfy my curiosity as to what these color beings are and where they come from. There is a whole lot of great, well written action, some romance, which suits me just fine. She's a new author to me and I am thrilled to have discovered her.
    10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Beautifully constructed, great read 18 Sept. 2013
    By Ahsitan - Published on
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    Splintered Energy is a book unlike any other mixed genre book I've read. The characters are fully developed, and the story is crafted beautifully. Ms. Webb weaves several storylines together in beginning of her Colors stories.

    We start at the beginning, where the non-terrestrial beings are transplanted into their hosts. In most stories, the body snatching scenario is intentional. Ms. Webb adds a new twist. The "body snatchers" didn't pick their hosts, and they don't much about their existence before inhabiting their humans.

    This story was a great read, and I'm looking forward to reading the continuation, the next episode, in the Colors tale.
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