The Warrior’s Seed (AKA The Warrior from Monde)
Genre: sci-fi romance
December 2016 – Update!
Thank you, beta readers!
I found 90% of my beta readers via Craigslist. Their feedback was totally objective, and they were not paid to read or review my book. I lost two out of twelve CLers. But those who finished my Manuscript loved it. The readers below were great, and I appreciate them for volunteering to read my full Manuscript.
Rose Garcia, Ann Gussman, Crystal Wrinkler, Brandi Philips, Anthony Valenz, and Becky Zimmerman.
Special thanks to my beta readers who did more than just read my MS, but also gave comprehensive feedback: Marta Gonzalez-Stitts, Connie Abrew, Matthew Hamilton Farmer, Steven Farmer, Susan Skipper, Marsha Morales, Kathleen Hicks, A.K.A Kat Stiles, Ingrid Foster, and my mother, Donna Soley.
Reviews on full manuscript:
“I’ll start by saying I was completely blown away by your book. I’m impressed by how well made this book is. Not just the story, but the formatting. It’s an easy read. That being said the story is excellent. It transcends so many genres. You have a small scale story of a soldier kidnapping a woman, and turn into a burgeoning romance novel, and it would have been good enough with just that. Then you added the backdrop of a looming war, the political effects of taking a foreign woman with child, and the sci-fi element. Combined them, and then you took the sci-fi to the next level. Never a dull moment. And it all flows together seamlessly.” – Steven Farmer – SPOILER ALERT! If you’d like to read this full review, please contact me.
“The Warrior from Monde” is a great book. I for one only read when necessary, never for entertainment. This book has changed my ways. It appealed to me so much that I’m going to start reading more and watching Netflix less. I can’t wait for the next book “End of One”. Thank you for opening this world to me Sylvia Petro. – Matthew Farmer
I love it! The image of Lucian fits the book’s description. It projects his other-worldliness, non-human power and magnificent beauty… I’m very excited for you Ms. Petro. I await my official copy! – Marta Gonzalez-Stitts
Reviews for free chapters:
“‘A Spirited and Proficiently Written Debut That Has My Mouth Hung Open like The Catch Of The Day’
S.N. Petro released the first three chapters from her upcoming novel, The Warrior From Monde recently through social media. Noticing immediately the high class and well-written form of the piece, I knew that I wasn’t dealing with the likes of any amateur writer. I wouldn’t even feel comfortable using the term amateur to describe such a work.” – Eric May (Author of The Will’s Downfall Saga & Owner/Operator of The Grim Tower) Read more of this review below in the comments section.
“You paint a wonderfully visual story sista!” – Member of Black Science Fiction Society
It sounds incredibly interesting. I would love to read more. Lucian almost sounds like Imaro with powers. – C. “Doc”
I like the style of your prose. It wasn’t overt and flowery but set a good tone for imagery, detail, and characterization. Most importantly it kept me engaged for all 25 pages, pulling me forward. When the story does that, u have a winner. – Member of Black Science Fiction Society
End of One (book two)
Genre: Adult sci-fi romance
This novel introduces, Amina. Once a star Marine, Mya, is now depressed, suicidal and some might say, delusional. Her mind is more on death than life. And her connection to the people around her is lost. The military was perfect for an emotionally vacant woman like her. But, an RPG blast ends her career and disfigures her body. Never before did she feel like such a loser, until she starts her civilian career, working as and over-the-phone computer technician. She wants out. Soon, she gets her wish…
More on this novel coming soon.