Friday, June 1, 2018



The Eclipse is a company of evil.

Ronald Carpenter finds himself stuck helping them after they assist him.
Dr. Nigel Hunter gets caught up in mad experiments for The Eclipse, and doesn't know how he can escape once the company turns on him.

Book Details:

Title: The Illumination Query (The Speed of Darkness, book 1)

Author’s name: Sarah Baethge

Genre: sci-fi/fantasy

Publisher: Total Recall Press

Page count: 118


A few of your favorite things: Rabbits, chocolate and anything that flies.
Things you need to throw out: I probably don't need the clutter of old letters on my desk.

Things you need in order to write: Quiet, I never understand it when someone asks what music I listen to as I write.
Things that hamper your writing: Worrying that I need to finish quickly kills inspiration.

Things you love about writing: Getting the story to go how I want it to feels good.
Things you hate about writing: Worrying how people will like it can be another thing that stalls me.

Easiest thing about being a writer: Focusing on imaginary worlds.

Hardest thing about being a writer: Spending time worried about promotion instead of just writing.

Words that describe you: Strange, quiet.
Words that describe you but you wish they didn’t: Lazy, shy.

Favorite foods: Macaroni & cheese, dark chocolate
Things that make you want to throw up: Gushy peas

Something you’re really good at: In school I was always good at math.
Something you’re really bad at: I don't spend enough time with other people.

Last best thing you ate: Pad Thai
Last thing you regret eating: I sometimes feel wrong about eating meat and killing animals.

Things to say to an author: What are you writing now?
Things to say to an author if you want to be fictionally killed off in their next book: Your writing is a waste of time.

Favorite places you’ve been: San Antonio, Texas.

Places you never want to go to again: The place where I began high school.

Favorite book: Stephen King's Misery.
Books you would ban: None, if you try to ban something, it nearly guarantees that someone will try to read it.

People you’d like to invite to dinner: First name I thought of was Morgan Freeman.

People you’d cancel dinner on: I'm not sure I'd want to eat with Donald Trump.

Things that make you happy: Disney cartoons.
Things that drive you crazy: Political debates.

Book Trailer


Sarah Baethge was born in Houston in 1982, and grew up in Texas and Louisiana. She was an intern for Lockheed-Martin directly out of high school where she graduated with a national merit scholarship in 2000. She worked loading the software onto computers at NASA in Houston in the summer before college at The University of Texas at Dallas.

In November of 2000 when driving to school, she was in a car wreck that left her in a coma for 6 months. After waking, she began writing and self-publishing short fantasy and science-fiction stories, starting with the original The Speed of Darkness book. Soon after it was out she had greatly expanded the story in her notes. She decided to take the book down from Amazon and Smashwords because it began a bit abruptly, having plans to improve it with a prequel or two.

She currently has other writings on Amazon including a short story piece of the Speed of Darkness series as an ebook. She also has a vampire poem called ‘And I Was Hungry’ that was published in an online magazine called What the Dickens in March of 2014.

Connect with Sarah:

Website  |  Blog  |  Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Goodreads 

Buy the book:
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