I met C. R. Asay at the St. George Book Festival. I was intrigued by the novel this author sold, marketed as a 'Military Sci-fi'. I have an affinity for anything military, as it represents strength, courage, and unselfishness along with fierce patriotism. The more I discussed this authors work, military experience and book premise the more intrigued I became.
At the conclusion of the festival I immediately came home and bought "Heart Of Annihilation".
My favorite parts of this story were: dual points of view, accurate military depictions and, of course, her leading man...Crpl. Thurgood.
Asay held nothing back from her depictions of the brutality, action and pacing of the scenes with specialist Chris Rose. The Science in both the reality portion of the story and the fictional alternate dimension were accurate enough to be believable, but far fetched enough to draw you into the fictional world.
As I got to know the two characters in the alternating perspectives, I began to love and hate them. I also understood the complexities of how their lives intertwined. The weaving of the story was well done and kept me turning the pages.
Asay lists "Heart Of Annihilation" as the first in a series and I'm looking forward to her forthcoming books. You can find "Heart Of Annihilation on goodreads.com, amazon.com, bnn.com and other places where e-books are sold. You can also find links to this author's work on www.crasay.com, www.facebook.com/authorcrasay and through the publisher Wido Publishing.
C. R. Asay joined the Utah National Guard at the age of seventeen. After spending time in the 625th Military Police Corp she transferred to the 19th Special
Forces group as a counterintelligence agent. She retired from the military after marrying her best friend and graduating from college so that she could
embark on the most exciting adventure of all; being a mom.
The short story version of her first novel, Heart of Annihilation, earned an honorable mention from the L. Ron Hubbard Writers of the Future contest. C.
R. Asay currently resides in West Jordan, Utah, with her husband, four children, and a dog. There is always a dog.