Book Title: The Gateway
Synopsis: Chicago, IL, 2059. World-renowned physicist Dr. Richard Caulman aims to revolutionize transportation with an interdimensional gateway, but instead his creation leads to an alien invasion which puts the entire world in danger.
Publisher: Broken Bars Publishing
Publish Date: Don't know yet but very soon because the last thing that needs to be completed before it is released is the cover which is being worked on by the artist.
Excerpt from The Gateway:
It was 10 A.M. on Monday March 3rd, 2059 in Chicago, Illinois at a laboratory on the University of Chicago campus; where Dr. Caulman, was ready to do the inaugural test run on his highly controversial interdimensional gateway. Dr. Richard Caulman is a tall (six foot to be exact) skinny clean-shaven 38-year-old man with a somewhat deep voice; he has very short black hair and brown eyes. He has a wife Jennifer who is 37-years-old with shoulder-length blond hair a very soothing voice, and blue eyes. She is about five feet five inches tall with a slightly chubby build. They have two children: a 12-year-old son (that is in 7th grade) named Richard Jr. (or Richie for short) he has short nicely cut blond hair, blue eyes,, he has a somewhat high voice, and he is short and skinny; and their ten-year-old daughter named Beth (who is in the 4th grade) she is short with a skinny build. She has short black hair and brown eyes. They live in suburban Chicago.
He said to his colleague Dr. Jonathan Reynolds, "John is everything ready for the test of the gateway?"
He replied with great enthusiasm, "Yes, everything checks out fine!"
"Good. Dr. Jones could you come in here please?" A short chubby scientist with thick intellectual-looking glasses, long black hair and blue eyes came into the room.
He said, "Yes, Dr. Caulman. What can I do for you?"
"While Dr. Reynolds and I go into the other room to switch on the power to the gateway; could you stay in this room, and relay to us what you see in the gateway?"
"Of course I will."
"Thank you. Come on Dr. Reynolds let's go!"
Dr. Reynolds said, "All right." He then followed Dr. Caulman into the room containing the power supply for the gateway. Dr. Jonathan Reynolds is in his 40's with a heavy build, short brown hair brown eyes and glasses. He has a medium voice (not too high or low; he is a very soft-spoken man). He is five feet nine inches tall.
The room in which the Gateway will be opened is very spacious with a high ceiling to accommodate the height and width of the gateway once it has been fully opened. The power supply for the gateway is in the room directly to the right of the gigantic gateway room because the power supply is contained within a huge machine; the size of the machine is necessary to generate the enormous amounts of electricity it takes to create the gateway.
Dr. Caulman, once arriving to the "power on" switch, looked over at Dr. Reynolds and said with great anxiety, "I hope this test works John."
"Me too Rich. We've worked on Project Gateway for ten years now, and if something goes wrong today all of our years of work will be shot to s**t."
"I know, but if it works imagine the possibilities. With the gateway in full working capacity we could have the ability to make travel between anywhere on Earth instantaneous. Just think paramedics could use the gateway to get patients to the hospital with no need for ambulances, and travel by plane, ship, or automobile will no longer be necessary. Let's hope that our technology won't be used in warfare. I'd hate to have our technology cause the deaths of innocent people."
"I feel the same way. Now, let's throw the switch already."
"OK. Here it goes." Upon saying this Dr. Caulman threw the switch. A very loud crackling sound was heard; as millions of volts of electricity went into the generator that generates the large electromagnetic field that makes up the gateway. An hour later the gateway was completely open. Dr. Caulman said, "Dr. Jones what does the gateway look like?"
"It's approximately ten feet tall by eight feet wide. The energy field is blue in color. I put one foot all the way through it, and I touched ground. Unfortunately, I haven't seen anything or anyone yet."
Dr. Caulman said, "Great! Everything seems to be going well." Then Dr. Caulman and Dr. Reynolds waited for another report from Dr. Jones.
Dr. Jones asked, "Where did you set the gateway to open on the other end? Is it California where our colleagues Doctors Smith and Polaski are waiting for us so that we can conclude the test?"
Dr. Reynolds said, "Hold on, let me check." He went over to a computer, and began to figure out where they instructed the gateway to open. When he found what he was looking for he shouted, "F**k!! We didn't set any coordinates!"
Alarmed Dr. Caulman said, "What do you mean we didn't set any coordinates? If we didn't set any then where the f**k did the other end open up?"
Dr. Reynolds replied, "I don't know, but I think it may actually be another dimension. Let's just hope that there aren't any kind of beings that want to invade our dimension."
"If there are Dr. Reynolds I believe that we will be no match for whatever they are. If they are humanoids or monsters it doesn't really matter."
Dr. Reynolds replied, "Yeah, I agree. Either way you look at it we still could be f**ked. That is, if we've opened a doorway to another dimension. I'm still not sure if that's what we've actually done."
Meanwhile, Dr. Jones heard something coming through the gateway.
"Dr. Caulman I think something's coming through the gateway. Please stand by."
Dr. Caulman replied, "OK Dr. Jones. Standing by."
Five minutes later Dr. Reynolds and Dr. Caulman heard a scream of terror coming from the gateway room.
"Holy s**t! What the f**k is that! Rich! John! Get in here!" Dr. Caulman and Dr. Reynolds raced into the other room.
Upon their entry they saw six humanoids accompanied with six hideous creatures. The humanoids looked just like normal humans except for the fact that they all were very tall, they all had blue skin with silver eyes, and long flowing white hair going down their backs. The humanoids clothes consisted of: sleeveless buttonless gray one-piece suits with white boots. All of the creatures were very large with brown skin, large brown eyes, large mouths with razor-sharp teeth, and long very powerful arms.
Author Interview with Jeremy
Hi Jeremy, it's a pleasure to have you on the Hunters of Reloria website. Your books sounds exciting and I can't wait to hear all about you.
Tell us how you began your writing career:
I've been writing since I was fifteen. I am legally blind with cerebral palsy. I use Braille. I started out writing for fun; writing original stories based off of The Legend of Zelda and original stories based off a '90's cartoon I love called Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog, but in the years since
I also began writing my own original stories based on the anime Dragon Ball Z (which I'm a HUGE fan of); so far writing 3 original Dragon Ball Z stories. In 2009, I started writing my first real book; a horror/sci-fi book for adults entitled "The Gateway" finishing it in 2011. While writing that I began writing children's books. Completed three: "The Abduction of Benjamin Williams," "My Dog George," and "Tim's Story". (And I'm still working on a 4th: "Lost in Wisconsin". A friend named Matthew McElwain helped me in coming up with the plot for Lost in Wisconsin so I dedicated it to him and acknowledged him for helping in its creation).
I also wrote a how-to book entitled "How To Read and Write Braille". In 2014, I came across Author Ronnie C. Dawson, CEO and founder of Broken Bars Publishing and told him about myself and all 6 of my books. I e-mailed him The Gateway, and long story short I started publishing it through them. The last thing that needs to be finished before it's released is the cover which the artist is currently working on.
Here's what "all 6 of my books are about - How To Read and Write Braille: details how to read and write Braille, The Gateway: a physicist opens a gateway on a planet within another dimension which leads to an alien invasion; violence and strong language, The Abduction of Benjamin Williams: a family gets betrayed by a neighbor they thought they could trust, My Dog George: a boy's dog runs away, Tim's Story: A boy becomes an orphan after his parents are killed in a tragic car crash. (None of the characters in this book are based on actual people. The basis for this book was inspired by the story told in Contemporary Christian Music artist Steven Curtis Chapman's song "When Love Takes You In", and Tim's red hair was inspired by the hair color of the orphan boy in Steven Curtis Chapman's song "All I Really Want".), and Lost in Wisconsin: a boy gets separated from his parents while they are going on vacation, and due to his dyslexia boards the wrong plane.
Excerpts from all 6 of these books can be found under the "Notes" tab of both my official Facebook page and my personal Timeline (for those that wish to "Follow" me. To find my personal Timeline search my name; it'll say I work at Broken Bars Publishing. Links to my official Facebook page and my personal Timeline will be put at the end of my answers).
Here's what the books in my original The Legend of Zelda series are about - The Hyrulean Civil War: The Saga of King Link, Book 1 (a civil war breaks out in Hyrule), The Rezlorian Empire: The Saga of King Link, Book 2 (an emperor wants to conquer Hyrule), and The Great Moblin Invasion: The Saga of King Link, Book 3 (the King of the Moblins plans to invade the Upper World). Here's what my Dragon Ball Z original stories are about - The Return of King Piccolo (King Piccolo returns to Earth to seek revenge on Goku), Turles' Revenge (Several years after his defeat, Turles escapes from Hell in another attempt at taking over the Earth), and The Return of Garlic Jr. (The shattering of dimensions caused by Janemba destroys the barrier which separates the Dead Zone from Earth's dimension once again releasing Garlic Jr). Excerpts from The Legend of Zelda original series and my original Dragon Ball Z stories can only be found under the "Notes" tab of my personal timeline. (They will not be put into Notes on my official Facebook page. So if you are interested in reading "any of these particular excerpts feel free to "Follow" me.)
Wow! You certainly have a great body of work waiting to be read, congratulations.
What inspires you to write horror stories?
I started with horror as my genre because I'm a huge Stephen King fan. And I wrote children's initially to write a book for my Godson. But I enjoyed writing that one book I ended up writing 3 more; finishing two.
What did you choose the Gateway title?
Well, honestly, the only thing I can think of to say is that since the story is centered around the gateway and the danger it unleashes it was the best choice.
Describe the Gateway is a brief sentence:
The basic plot is Dr. Caulman, his family, and the world leaders try to combat the alien invasion.
How do you create your characters?
I develop what I want each character's physical attributes, age, and height to be before I begin writing because I find it really helps me in crafting the story
I thought up in my head well in advance what I wanted the cover to be: the main alien emerging from the gateway. I'll describe what I envision for it. The alien is a humanoid. His skin is blue (like a dark blue navy blue I think is the best way to describe it), he has silver eyes (his eyes are slits 1-2 inches from side to side), he has long flowing white hair (the hair also covers the sides of his face just past his ears), his ears are rounded and very small and not visible due to his hair length, he wears a light grey one-piece suit made of a soft smooth fabric with no markings on the fabric (the suit is buttonless and sleeveless up to the shoulders and it's not a space suit), he wears white boots that go up over his ankles, the pants portion of the suit go all the way down to the boots, and finally, the gateway itself is composed of an energy field that is a light blue color. If that is too much for the artist I do have another idea: just the gateway itself.
I'm so impressed that you had such a detail vision. It looks great.
What do you like to read when you take a break from writing?
Anything by Stephen King.
IT, Cell, 11/22/63, Carrie, and Cujo. There are a lot more books by Stephen King I'd like to read someday.
So I'm guessing your favourite author is ...?
Stephen King because of how great his books are and his storytelling skills are.
Good one. I have enjoyed a good many of his too.
What other hobbies do you have?
I like to listen to music and watch TV when I'm not writing.
Great. Thanks so much for sharing your thoughts with us today, Jeremy. It has been a pleasure. Best wishes for The Gateway and I hope to see your other works published soon too.
Folks, please check out The Gateway and Jeremy's links. The Gateway is available at the special price of 99c so please support this dedicated new author.
Official Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/OfficialJeremyBreitenbach
My personal Timeline (so those that wish to "Follow" me can do so):
Amazon: The Gateway:
My listing on Broken Bars Publishing's Website: http://www.brokenbarspublishing.com/our-authors