Ultimatum by John Andersen / #Extract #BlogTour @LoveBooksGroup @CayellePub

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When alien delegate Charlie was sent down to Earth, he never imagined the humans would comply with his demands. He wanted to give humanity a chance to eradicate all the wrong in the world by eliminating discrimination, hate, greed, immorality, and envy. The only way he believed they would comply was to threaten their entire existence by an alien invasion takeover. He would give them 10 years to right all the wrongs and to unify with one another. Even the President of the United States expressed extreme displeasure about the demand. However, stricken with fear, even though the humans didn’t want to bend to the threat, they knew there was not much of a choice. Ten years pass…

Did the humans come together to force out the aliens or did the aliens return seeing not much had changed since giving the Ultimatum? Will destruction fall upon Earth obliterating human civilization? 

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Extract

“It was April, after a long and harsh winter up in the northern states, and the people in Fort Lauderdale, Florida were glad to see that the snowbirds—large crowds of whom had been plaguing them all the winter—were finally going home, leaving the locals to the sleepy routine they maintained during the summer. It was just going on dusk, with the western sky brilliantly lit in shades of gold, red, and orange.

“Those standing outside the bar at the makeshift counter on the sidewalk, which had been fastened to the support posts for the overhanging roof, were the first to notice the arrival of the futuristic-looking black sports car, which pulled into the spot that had just been vacated by the van belonging to the band playing that night. It was silent as it maneuvered into the parallel parking spot with ease, a maneuver that most Florida drivers seemed to find difficult, judging by their haphazardly parked cars.

“The black sports car didn’t show any manufacturer’s identification, and a temporary paper registration was taped to the back window, which was blacked out like all the other windows, to the point of illegality.

“The car door opened, swinging upward instead of outward, and a tall, slim figure emerged from the cockpit. Despite that it was a hot, humid evening, he was overdressed and in all black. His cotton shirt, leather pants, and leather boots were topped by a leather duster and a full-face helmet. As he walked over to the pay meter to get his parking ticket, the door on the car slid silently shut, apparently on its own, because the stranger had not touched it.

“He walked with a measured and subtle grace from the meter, into the bar, and found a seat in the back, since all the seats in the front were taken by people waiting to hear Florida’s premier blues band. He removed his helmet as he took his seat, and placed it on the bar. He had smooth, Germanic-Scandinavian features, and was tanned, with startling blue eyes that seemed to glow in the dim lighting of the bar, and short-cropped black hair. In a quiet, rumbling voice, he placed his order with the bartender and then turned to survey the patrons of the bar, who were openly staring at the stranger.

Thank you, John Anderson and Love Books Group

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About the Author

John Andersen is a USCG licensed yacht captain, a travel photographer and a graphic designer. As an avid traveler, he has captained private yachts in many parts of the world, including Australia, Asia, the Middle East, Europe, the Caribbean, and the United States. After living in Florida for many years, and working for newspapers and magazines, he has written an action/adventure trilogy entitled The Final Option Trilogy. He has finally escaped to his new home, along with his wife and many assorted cats, to the mountains of western North Carolina. With this novel, his first book in the science fiction genre, he attempts to lure his audience into a world of infinite possibilities.

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Book Links

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08Y7NJP9W/

Publisher: https://cayellepublishing.com/product/ultimatum-paperback/

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