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The Eslites (Prequel/Short Story) [NOOK Book]

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Can Miranda save the Eslites?
When an advanced alien species invades Earth, it negotiates an agreement with the world?s leaders to provide cures for various human diseases in exchange for a generation of young women. Detained in an otherworldly facility named Nidus, sixteen-year-old Miranda Mays is designated a superior donor and must submit to risky egg extractions, which the Eslites fertilize in a last-ditch, desperate attempt to reproduce. While Miranda is more than willing ...

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The Eslites (Prequel/Short Story)

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Overview

Can Miranda save the Eslites?
When an advanced alien species invades Earth, it negotiates an agreement with the world’s leaders to provide cures for various human diseases in exchange for a generation of young women. Detained in an otherworldly facility named Nidus, sixteen-year-old Miranda Mays is designated a superior donor and must submit to risky egg extractions, which the Eslites fertilize in a last-ditch, desperate attempt to reproduce. While Miranda is more than willing to help the aliens survive, she soon wonders if there is more to their story.

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940044238343
  • Publisher: CM Doporto
  • Publication date: 1/7/2013
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 30,001
  • File size: 391 KB

Meet the Author

CM Doporto lives in the great state of Texas with her husband and son enjoying life with their extensive family along with their Chihuahua, Mexican Redhead Parrot and several fish.She earned her Bachelor's Degree in Journalism from The University of Texas at Arlington. She briefly worked in the area of Public Relations and Advertising and then pursued a career in the field of Human Resources. CM considers herself a life-long learner and returned to school and earned her Master of Art's Degree in Organizational Development from Dallas Baptist University.She writes Young Adult and New Adult Sci-Fi/Urban Fantasy stories about ordinary women who do extraordinary things, become a heroine, and find love along the way.CM is a member of Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators and Romance Writers of America and is associated with the Young Adult Special Interest Chapter. Visit her heroine blog at: cmdoporto.com
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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 9, 2013

    Where's the book?

    I enjoyed this story though it was quite short. There didn't seem to be much time to develop the characters but the short introduction to them makes you want to know them better. It felt like this was more of an excerpt from a bigger story and, if that is the case, bring on the book! I would love to read it. I believe this author has potential and I'm looking forward to reading more of her work.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 13, 2013

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    There was an interesting concept to this story. Though, I think

    There was an interesting concept to this story. Though, I think that it’s a concept better fleshed out in a longer piece. I’m a fan of short stories, but I feel that this one was in need of a little world building at the very least.

    While reading questions continued to pop into my head about just what kind of events lead to this alien race coming into control in the way they did. Also, the use of the term “state of the art” occurred often, but there was nothing to base that off of. This was obviously a futuristic story, but what is state of the art when it comes to a world that’s already going to be state of the art to the reader of today?

    I also had questions arise near the end (which I won’t get into due to them spoiling things). The characters knew more than I did as a reader, and I think that it limited my understanding of why some themes were brought up in the end.

    All in all, with me still having questions and also zipping right through this one, I think I’ll be looking forward to book 2, “The Coming,” when it is released.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 5, 2013

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    Miranda is a sixteen year old girl with the love of her family a

    Miranda is a sixteen year old girl with the love of her family and Bryce. She is the love of his life and he is hers. She is being taken for testing by the Eslites as all women do when it is their time.
    Miranda puts on a brave face and only hopes for the best but fears the worst.
    But inevitably the outcome wasn't the desired one....
    I am hooked and NEED more of this page turning story!


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     The Eslites put the human girls through testing to see who would become an egg donor. 
    Seven months in Nidus because Miranda was extraordinary. All of her tests scores way above the average! The exact opposite of what she and Bryce had wished for. She endures egg extraction after egg extraction because the Eslites have been unsuccessful in the attempts at breeding their race with the humans. Miranda stumbles upon their true identity... this is indeed a battle if good against evil and humanity hangs in the balance

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 18, 2013

    Good

    I really liked this book. Very interesting, and yes good will win over evil everytime. J..... :)

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 13, 2013

    Great Story but too short The storyline was good and had potent

    Great Story but too short

    The storyline was good and had potential for a full book length version, unfortunately, the author chose to give it all away in only a few short chapters.

    The final revelation about the Eslites was a nice twist though.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 7, 2013

    This short story was great! There is so much potential and I was

    This short story was great! There is so much potential and I was sad to see it end. I hope there is more to come; would love to read more about this!! There was a time gap in the story that has potential to be a great read.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 10, 2013

    This story has great potential, but it's needs more development.

    This story has great potential, but it's needs more development. The opening chapter is good, but then jumps into the middle of the story and abruptly ends. It left me with so many questions unanswered that I had a hard time seeing it as a full story, even a short one. The writing style is great, but I'd love to read those missing 7 months!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 6, 2013

    All I can say right now is 'WOW'. I loved this short story, and

    All I can say right now is 'WOW'. I loved this short story, and when I got to the end it made me want to read more. I love the plot, it was so unique and creative....words can't describe it. I really think that if the author continues on with this story it could be a bestseller. I am so interested to find out what happens next!! Seriously I recommend this story, short but so, so amazingly entertaining.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 8, 2013

    Love this book.

    This book is very good. I loved the story it is a little short but very good.

    I have tryed to find the next ones but I can't them, if Icsn find them I will read them. It was that good. I can't wait to read them.

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  • Posted April 4, 2013

    CM DoPorto is a new author for me, and I am SO glad to have foun

    CM DoPorto is a new author for me, and I am SO glad to have found her - I just started reading this book and I am hooked already.

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  • Posted January 4, 2013

    I was a little skeptical at first because of the length, but onc

    I was a little skeptical at first because of the length, but once I started to read the story I really enjoyed it. Starting the novel in the middle of the main crisis was a good idea and there was enough detail to tell me what was going on. My only wish is that it was longer!

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  • Posted January 4, 2013

    Way to short of a story!!!

    This short story was given to me by the author to read in exchange for an honest review.

    I am so upset this story was a short one! This author and story have so much potential. I wanted to yell when I Realized it was over! I want to know more, how does it end? Do the humans get away? Do the Eslites survive...Oh so many questions.

    MORE PLEASE!!!

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