The Clay Queen
The Children of Clay Book 1
by Ono Ekeh
Genre: Urban Fantasy, SciFi
With her armies defeated, Queen Nouei’s enemies march north to capture her. The earth god’s only hope is to alter history before they arrive. To become stronger she must restart her divine journey by reincarnating as Bridget Blade. But what if Bridget doesn’t want to be a god?
All Bridget wants is a simple life with love and family. But she is confronted by a destiny she doesn’t even understand and burdened by powers and impulses she struggles to control. Bridget must choose a path that leads her to Nouei or, must force the Queen to settle for Bridget’s modest ambitions.
Two women, two destinies, one life. Who will prevail?
Clay to Ashes
The Children of Clay Book 2
Bridget Blade is both a god with an insatiable desire for love and adoration and a human plagued by insecurities, fears, and anxieties. Unaware of her true divinity she longs for the kind of love and a happy family she's never had. Her husband, Jeremy, though, seems more interested in turning her into a research project that he can commercialize.
When Bridget discovers her new abilities she revels in the discovery that she is a god. But her new powers attract unwanted attention and Bridget must fight for her independence and survival.
But when survival means giving up the adoration she craves Bridgett must confront the desires that drive her. Does she want freedom or does she want adoration? She can have one or the other, but not both.
Do you have a favorite movie? which of your novels can you imagine made into
Favorite movie would be Ben Hur, the original one. My favorite line, “We keep you alive to serve this ship, so row well and live.”
After that, I’m a big fan of a film called The Hunter with Willem Dafoe. I love The Chronicles of Riddick with Vin Disel. I think it is a film that is vastly underrated and on my blog I’m slowly teasing out some of the beautiful elements of that film. The Visitor is a great one to watch. Amazing Grace about William Wilberforce is also a favorite. Glory with Denzel Washington and Morgan Freeman is one that I can watch over and over again. There’s a scene before they storm the fort which Matthew Broderick’s character looks over the water and watches a flock of birds fly graceful over the calm waves capturing this wonderful moment of zen before marching into the hell of war. I’m embarrassed to say, but I love the Small Soldiers. It does a great job of raising question about artificial intelligence, the moral obligations with regard to sentience, and the dangers of commodifying things like war.
Every writer sees their book as a movie. If it ever does happen for me, I’ll eat a hot pepper and horseradish wrapped in cheddar cheese while singing “Let it Go.” My writing style is more visual so I run through scenes in my head visually but I try to be careful not to write screenplays.
Ono Ekeh is a fifth generation android whose initial programming has exceeded its original boundaries resulting in a self-conscious, fully functional, quasi-human life form. He is married to a wonderful human woman and has four amazing kids. He is interested in religion, politics, science fiction, writing, food, mathematics, and other things.
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