It’s 1975 in the Big Easy where Mardi Gras floats and strangely dressed people are in abundance. Mindy Nichols, an agent of the Inner Space Monitoring Alliance Team “ISMAT,” is about to set the Crescent City on its ear. This special government team protects Earth from the Blink phenomena that connect our world to the Realm of Ortharos. An energy portal indiscriminately exchanges beings between both worlds, Blinking insane Other Realm Beings (ORBs) in as Earthlings Blink out, causing worry and angst over missing loved ones who sometimes never reappear. ISMAT’s long-standing protocol, to exterminate all ORBs for the safety of mankind, is challenged one fateful night when Mindy wakes up to find her husband, Jim, missing; a huge, naked Cyclops in her bed; an OCD brownie cleaning her kitchen; and six purple imps swinging from a chandelier. The last time ORBs roamed the Earth unchecked, a great war ensued, and Mindy knows things are about to get ugly…
|Publisher:||Black Opal Books|
|Product dimensions:||5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.72(d)|
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
In this humorous fantasy, the authors offer their readers a novel set in alternate universes. Mindy Nichols is a special agent with the Inner Space Monitoring Alliance (ISMAT) which is dedicated to destroying creatures from another dimension who “blink” to earth via an energy portal. Mindy goes to bed with her husband Jim only to wake up with a blinked Cyclops (one-eyed monster) in Jim’s place. She shoots the creature. However, along with it have come the Brownie Winnalea, a dwarf, and five purple imps who scatter. Meanwhile, Mindy’s husband Jim, a history professor at Tulane University, has been transported to Ortharos. Winnalea teaches Mindy in the ways of magic while Jim becomes embroiled in the affairs of the residents of Ortharos. The shifting first person viewpoints provide interesting contrasts. This is an original novel, a cleverly creative work of fantasy. I particularly recommend it to readers who enjoy reading speculative fiction.