Featured Friday: The Alien Mind by Virginia Lori Jennings | Jo Linsdell

Featured Friday: The Alien Mind by Virginia Lori Jennings

Featured Friday: The Alien Mind by Virginia Lori Jennings

Featured Friday

The Alien Mind by Virginia Lori Jennings

Title: The Alien Mind
Author: Virginia Lori Jennings
ISBN: 978-1480111561

Book blurb: 
Perfect for any science fiction reader in your life!

Young Rivinaig shares her adventures and trials that began on that fateful day when a group of aliens called the Aruk abducted her and several other children. Another group of aliens called the Aunantet rescue the children and raise them as their own. Their new families teach them how to harness the full capacities of their brains, enabling them to defy the laws of physics and develop special mental abilities.

The past returns to haunt them as the Aruk plot revenge and make a bid to regain their control; the fate of the entire galaxy depends on whether the children can maintain their freedom.

A 4-8 grade novel, written to be enjoyed by all age groups!

Author bio:

Virginia Jennings lives in South Carolina with her husband, three kids, and two cats. She graduated from High School at 16 and was published by the time she turned 18. She is the author of two science fiction books and has plans in the works for two fantasy books as well. Her ideal evening is spent watching Star Trek or Dr. Who with her family over dinner. She enjoys playing putt putt and watching the latest sci-fi or action adventure movie. She does most of her best writing in the car as her characters prefer to talk to her while she is driving. Finding time to write down what they tell her- now that is where the real challenge is! When she is not hanging out with her family or writing she also runs the 'Where Writers And Authors Meet' writers group online.
Author website and/or blog url: www.virginialorijennings.com

Some reviews of the book:

I recommend "The Alien Mind" to teens, adults, and science fiction lovers. The story is interesting from beginning to end, the plot is superb, and the characters come to life within the first few chapters. "The Alien Mind" is a science fiction thriller that reveals the extraordinary battle for freedom as the children become determined to fight for their rights with an extraterrestrial army. The story is as entertaining as "Independence Day" as it fills the pages with unparalleled magic, and imagination. ~ Geraldine Ahearn http://www.amazon.com/review/R3E5I3MGDIGX4O/ref=cm_cr_dp_title?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B009RRHCBC&nodeID=133140011&store=digital-text

My tween daughter really enjoyed this book. It was a great read to share and read together. Love the concept. Nice work! ~ Quakid_reader  http://www.amazon.com/review/R3CK02CL0BCLCU/ref=cm_cr_dp_title?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B009RRHCBC&nodeID=133140011&store=digital-text

The Alien Mind is a book that is out of my normal genre of books, but after reading a review I had to give this book a try and I am very glad I did. The overall moral of the book of friendship and perseverance struck a chord with me. It is a book that I will share with my teen readers too. ~ Mary  http://www.amazon.com/review/R31Y94NL6CUO4G/ref=cm_cr_pr_perm?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B009RRHCBC&linkCode=&nodeID=&tag=

Mini Interview:

Why did you write this book? There were numerous reasons I wrote this particular story. The first reason was that I wanted to write something that would inspire future generations to to reach for the unknown. When I was in my middle school years (12-15yrs old) I had trouble finding science fiction books that I found interesting. I wanted to show that science can be fun and I also wanted to do something different which is why we have a teenage human girl featured as the 'space visitor'.

Anything in particular you'd like to share about this book or it's creation? The publication of The Alien Mind has been a dream come true for me. This book started with some leisure research into Quantum Physics and turned into one truly wild ride. I have watched Rivi start out as a scared little girl struggling to forget her past and grow into a confident teen who is ready to protect those she cares about. The story does continue, though Rivi hasn't had a moment to finish telling it to me yet.

What can we expect to see from you in the future? Currently on the agenda for the end of this year is a reprint of Visionary From The Stars that is in production with PDMI Publishing and their sci-fi and fantasy imprint Rara Avis. Also being released soon from PDMI Publishing and their children's imprint Tari Books is a childrens picture book that I have illustrated called Wiggle Worm's Shape Adventures.

Besides those I am also working on a sci-fi/fantasy blended series with a girl who disguises herself to become a knight.


  1. Ah! WOW! Thanks for featuring me on your featured friday spot Jo! I'm just now finding this... (I was offline due to thanksgiving lolol)