I'm speculative author Nora Weston. My fiction and poetry slips in-between and all around science fiction, fantasy, and horror. Frequently, my characters find themselves in frightening situations. Reality is then turned upside down and placed in the middle of a supernatural event. I use these extraordinary situations to explore human nature since some of my characters rise to the occasion, stay focused, and beat the odds; other characters consistently make decisions that lead them into a bleak reality.
GUARDIAN 2632: Travel through time with Dr. Zane Grayson, executive director of Guardian TMF…a monstrous time traveling facility, as he fights against corruption, Elites, Time Mercs, and his own obsession with time surfing to realize his future may actually exist in the past, 1998 to be exact. Guardian 2632—a story of epic proportions depicting what a man will sacrifice to save a life. Read the prologue!
Bits and Bytes from Reviews
“Nora Weston spins a stimulating story that will keep readers rapidly turning pages as they get zapped into a wormhole and sent back in time! Zane created the super computer Gabriel and trained the Mercs, an Entity that were loyal to Guardian TMF who were sent back to correct the wrongs in Time. Guardian 2632 is a book that stays in the mind, long after the final page is read!” Linda’s Reviews: 5/5 Goodreads
"I'm normally not a sci-fi reader, but this tale, with its strong romantic plot, kept me interested. The author really brought the futuristic details to life in all the technology. Ms. Weston writes the technological aspects clearly, so that even sci-fi novices like myself don't fumble over them. My favorite was Gabriel, Zane's interactive computer. He had a snarky attitude all his own. My verdict: I enjoyed this read about a man who will do anything to save an innocent life. The characters were well-defined and complex. The emotional undercurrent was strong, and I hope to read more of Nora Weston's work really soon! Pick up your copy at Melange Books today!” Mysti Parker’s Reviews: 4/5 Unwritten
“There was quite a bit to like about this book. The story was very interesting. It reminded me a bit of quantum leap. A man is tasked with the job to travel to different periods in time, and set right what went wrong. The plot involves a woman who Zane had met during one of his travels in time. She is the wife of a corrupt cop, and is desired by a local mob boss. The Boss is willing to do anything he can to save her. Zane shows how much someone will sacrifice in order to protect another. I look forward to seeing more from Ms. Weston in the future, and I’d like to see what’s next for Dr. Grayson.” No Rating/Rhodes Review
“A very interesting Sci-fi, a sci-fi full of mind boggling adventures that will have your head spinning with all the twist and turns. If you’re into a sci-fi world than you will definitely enjoy this futuristic world full of neat gadgets, weapons, computers, and the intelligence mode of the sci-fi. I liked Dr. Zane Grayson's character; he was definitely a bad ass when it came to fighting, not only physically but mentally. My heart went out to Julia as I learned of her life of abuse from her husband and I was so glad Zane went back in time to save Julia's life so he could have his life with her. Even though my usual reads are paranormal romance/erotica, I will definitely remember this sci-fi story.” Queentutt’s World of Escapism Reviews: 3/5 Goodreads
"With cosmonauts time surfing and a manager in charge of the Guardian TMF (Dr.Grayson), this novel steps right into the sci-fi time travel aspects that will draw sci-fi fans in. The techi is named Zane and keeps the system operating. The female Marissa gives the story an extra kick, of characters playing off of each other.
Stealing from time, the characters go through the past and present -2632. The very beginning of the novel did not capture me, and it took a while for me to get into it with all the time changes to keep up with and various characters, but I'm glad I stuck with it, because this novel had a series on twists and intriguing moments as well as characters.
I would recommend this to sci-fi fans." Ami Blackwekder: 3.75/5 BK Walker Books
Check out Issue 38/NewMyths.com, which
includes my poem, "Enhancements of an Imminent Kind." New work at Star*Line & Ramingo's Porch & interview."On Second Thought" at Bull & Cross. Two poems in The Literary Hatchet Issue 22.
Be sure to check them out and then submit!
The Twelfth Paladin: Good against evil battles as an angel, demons, and a temptress extraordinaire vie for the soul of Jake Cottrell. Jake dares Hell to burn him. Hell agrees.
Scarred with angelfire by a rebellious angel, named Micah, Jake Cottrell is sanctioned to become the twelfth paladin in Micah’s supernatural unit of slayers. However, regret abounds as Micah is banished and ordered to protect what he now despises…a human he believes is unworthy of such an honor. Never fear, Jake is a seeker of mischief who soars on a blistering blacktop to escape the wrath of Hell while he transforms into the twelfth paladin.
Bits and Bytes from Reviews
"This was a really intense book to read. It was very much about the battle between Heaven and Hell, right and wrong, good and evil. It has angels and demons, virtuous women and succubae, and choosing to do good or evil. It contains a strong sexual theme and furious battles where personal souls are at risk. It was at times funny and at times very difficult to read.
That said the story was gripping. I was on the edge of my proverbial seat, the entire time I was reading. I have read angel/demon stories before but none quite so compelling. I loved the characters, even when l hated what they were doing." Books, Books, and More Books/5 out of 5 clouds
"The Twelfth Paladin is a crazy story with lot's of action and suspense that will leave you reeling. This story had side stories that made the whole book come together. There was never a dull moment and I really enjoyed it. Plus the characters all seemed to feed off of each other and need one another." Kaidans Seduction 5/5
"To live up the standard of a paladin is a tall order, but Jake may be more up to it than he knows. "The Twelfth Paladin" is a fantasy of heaven and hell as Jake Cottrel is sanctioned to become the titular paladin. But his journey will be one of temptation, spite, and the fires of hell following him wherever he may go. "The Twelfth Paladin" is a read for those who want a story of good and evil with a bit of spice on board." Midwest Book Review
“What a plot!! As soon as I started- I was immediately drawn in by the brilliant writing of Nora Weston- amazingly well drawn characters and plot-lines, locations so well written you feel you are there- this book is a winner!!!” Rick Friedman: 5/5 Goodreads
"For starters, this is my first experience reading a book from a young man's point of view and it was quite interesting. I wanted to smack Jake upside the head several times during the first few chapters for a variety of reasons. But Jake grows on you as the story progresses, and ends up burrowing under your skin. He was my favorite character! He definitely didn't start out the way. I loved the way the author used our technology against us. It was an intriguing concept of hell having its own website. LOL! It also made complete sense. The web, while linking us together around the world for good, also has plenty of other temptations littering the cyberspace. So why wouldn't the devil capitalize on such an open market? I enjoyed getting to know Jake and Micah and couldn't help but hope that the author dips back into this realm sometime in the future! After all Jake is the twelfth paladin. There are eleven more stories out there!!" Nikki/5/5/Goodreads
"Well, this is definitely a keeper for the bookshelf. I loved the concept of the novel. What a way to showcase angels, good versus evil. The flow of the book was great, transition from one chapter to the next kept me wanting to read and never put the book down. I loved being kept on my toes and trying to figure out what would happen next. A very well written novel and I would highly recommend this to anyone who enjoys the concepts of good versus evil, storylines including angels.
Carla: 4/5 Goodreads
“Awesome Read with the powerful message of how light consumes the darkness. I loved how the characters played a game with hell not knowing they had made a deal with the devil. I loved how it started out by receiving emails from email@example.com and to firstname.lastname@example.org – I thought it was brilliant how even evil can get to us through technology. Great Read!” Queentutt’s World of Escapism Reviews: 4/5 Goodreads
“In a battle of Good vs. Evil, who will come out on top? You'll have to read it yourself to find out. A must-read for anyone who loves reading about the supernatural and can open their minds about heaven/hell, angels/demons and the like.” Megan Hardy: 4/5 Amazon
"I found myself mentally willing Jake to stop his actions as he stepped further and further into the darkness ruled by evil. At the same time, I found myself as curious as Jake as he begins to realize Davis isn't playing an imaginary game. I became caught up in the action as Jake finds himself being pulled in by temptations which would appear to be too delightful to resist.
Nora Weston captures her characters with a vivid imagination. As you read, you can visualize the scene exactly how she describes it. You will find yourself rooting for the good guys, holding your breath, your heart beating just bit quicker during some of the more intense scenes, and completely caught up in this book!
I can say after reading "The Twelfth Paladin," Nora has a new fan. I will definitely be paying attention to when Nora has a new book in the works. Don't just take my word. Visit Nora and let me know what you think!" Michelle/No Rating/A Lil of Dis, A Lil of Dat Chelle Style
"The Twelfth Paladin is a modern tale about the making of a man with a scarred and disappointing past into one of God's true knight and defenders of old. The second half of the book is one hard, heaven bent against hell ride which I will not spoil for you.
I liked how the characters were drawn possessing the ability to do good or evil so always having to make the choice. In the story, evil is always more enticing and easier than good. The hero and heroine are flawed, but have potential for growth. The villains were a love to hate crowd for me.
Speaking of Jake's point of view, I just have to say that I felt Nora Weston did a great job of Jake's thoughts ringing true to his being a male. Many women authors struggle having their men think, speak, and act male, but Nora has that part down. If you like tales of angels and demons fighting for supremacy over flawed human souls, then give this one a try. Sophia Rose: