You heard nothing happened on December 21, 2012, right?
Not exactly. Here’s where the cosmic shift began:
As election year 2008 unfolds, Tess Vaughn’s deepest desire is to give up romance and live a quiet life in rural Arizona. But when the former investigative journalist jogs into the arms of married presidential candidate Senator Harris Cantrell Henry, she finds trouble galore. Not only does Henry tell her things she doesn’t want to hear about abuses of the National Investigative Homeland Security Agency (NIHSA) and his political nemesis, Senator C. Clelland Collins, he babbles gibberish about doubles, ETs, and UFOs.
Tess finds herself pregnant when she ends the trysts. Her daughter Mikka’s paternity and precocious talents are secrets Tess knows she must keep. But her secrets aren’t safe when Senator Harris Henry becomes the 44th President of the United States. On 11.11.2011, the hyped pre-2012 window of positive opportunity, President Henry announces his intention to engage the United States in the international fight against global warming. But his deepest desire to provide full disclosure of his contact with extraterrestrials remains an uneasy secret.
When President Henry disappears, Tess’s fears for Mikka’s safety mount. She enlists the assistance of two upbeat New Age ministers, Marshall and Savannah Updike. Their greatest desire is to witness the triumph of good over evil in 2012. The couple challenges Tess’s common sense with their discovery of a Bible Code prophecy about an enigmatic “Starchild” whose fate is linked with President Henry. And the Updikes insist that meeting another handsome hunk is Tess’s best hope for Mikka’s survival.
Carson Hodges’ one-pointed desire is to live in the moment and reach enlightenment. The Native American healer charms Tess with his lack of guile and manages to steer her one step ahead of trouble. That is, until Tess’s brother Paul Vaughn – whose only desire is to be loved – talks too much to the wrong people.
Will the Starchild fulfill her karmic desire as the clock races toward December 2012?
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About the Author
Kate Robinson loves the appearance of the extraordinary in ordinary daily life and tries always to dance with paradox and absurdity. She began her lit career writing bad poetry in Des Moines, Iowa, and continued to hone her writing chops in Arizona, California, Florida, Illinois, New Mexico, Wales, Kenya, and Finland, which serves her well as chief wordwhacker at Starstone Lit Services and Tootie-Do Press on California's Pacific coast. Kate holds a BA in Anthropology with a concentration in Museum Studies from Prescott College (Arizona) and a MA in Creative Writing from the Aberystwyth University (Wales). Her stories, essays, and poetry appear in international anthologies and journals, and she also expounds upon jellyfish, sundogs, and sundry digressions on the writing life at her blog, Jellyfish Day.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Reviewed by Ryan Jordan for Readers' Favorite Heart of Desire by Kate Robinson is an interesting science fiction novel with mixed conspiracy theory and alternate reality elements that showcase a large cast of characters caught in a sticky situation. Tess and her daughter stand at the center of the story, running away from people who are chasing them because of her daughter’s relationship to her father, who has since become President of the United States. This is the introduction to the story, along with the President’s obsession with ET and aliens as he plans to give the entire world a briefing about how integrated aliens are. Gradually, the novel shifts from background information and exposition to show three parallel narratives that are all linked together between the President wandering the desert, Tess trying to survive with help from her friends Marshall and Savannah, and Tess’s brother Paul who is in a relationship with a man who is conveniently working with the enemies. One of the most telling lines in the novel is when one of the characters hangs a lantern on the entire story: “...this is beginning to sound like some bad movie.” Heart of Desire is a well-told story with a lot of moving parts that Kate Robinson deftly juggles. It can be a little bit difficult to keep up with at times because there are three different stories running in parallel, but each of the stories is interesting in and of themselves and contribute to the whole. There are lots of great things in this novel and it is an enjoyable read. Kate Robinson has presented a fine story with Heart of Desire, and I look forward to seeing what she will come out with next.
What is hovering in the sky above the White House and the halls of power in Washington, D.C. besides global warming, political intrigue, and secret love trysts? Who or what is controlling the balance of power in the ultimate sense, over and above the politicians on Capital Hill and the householders of America? And for what purpose? And from where on earth or beyond? Author Kate Robinson adroitly takes the reader through the tumbling complexity of lives at the pinnacle of power, as they unfold, in expected and unexpected ways, beyond public service and elections to something far greater; and perhaps insidious. It’s a ride that puts you on a collision course for answers. And you won’t want to put the book down, until you KNOW! And even then you may be looking over your shoulder in case… A five-star performance. Bravo! Carl Hitchens, author of “Sitting with Warrior”