Karen’s Killer Book Bench #LGBTQ #SciFi: PARADOX, A Beyond Human Novel by Michelle Schad

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A Beyond Human Novel


Time is being manipulated. The strands that hold the multiverse together are being cut and resewn into something new, something wrong.

Nat and Zoe Amadour refuse to stand helplessly while the world is rebuilt in their parents’ vision – perfect Evolved, perfect children, and unlimited power while television broadcasts 24/7 news coverage of horrors committed by the rampaging “villians,” Hellfire and Crush. The twins know they’re anything but the monsters portrayed, even  as the two Evolved “villains”, tear apart the world in search of revenge.

If the world is to survive, the Amadour twins will have to step into the arena of time and space, and face off with their parents to undo the wrong they’ve created. But to do that, they’ll need a very dead AEC agent.

Can they mend the multiverse? Or will their deaths be sewn into the new tapestry of life that their parents created?

Publisher ‏ : ‎ Chaos Publications
19th ed. edition (April 29, 2022)

Language ‏ : ‎ English
Paperback ‏ : ‎ 182 pages
ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1954413068
ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1954413061

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A Beyond Human Novel


A crack and hiss of a freshly opened beed echoed out over the smoke-filled sky. The sun came up over the horizon, adding a blanket of purple and pink to the hase of orange and red spreading across Kansas City. The fire grew from the ground up, sprouting through the cracks and crannies of broken concrete that swallowed a building whole. Preople has watched the devastation happen. They’d run from the horrors that exploded upward and out around them in an untamed inferno, then swarmed the remains like vultures over a corpse.

“Kinda pretty, ain’t it?”

Virgil watched te sunrise sitting beside his best friend. What they did put them on the most wanted list in the US and neighboring nations. Not that they wanted to run. The point was to eviscerate the that had caused so much heartache. Most of the middle part of the country was a torched mess of ashes and disorganized chaos. Evolved fought agents from the Agency for Evolved Control in barely contained street battles, hollering for their right to just live.

“Hey, you awake over there?” Virgil asked, elbowing his best friend. Hadi looked up at him, a glazed look in his ember-colored eyes. At one point, Virgil recalled, they were a soft hazel green color, giving him the nickname of ‘Haze’. The younger man’s eyes has not been that color since his brother’s murder in Chicago. Virgil stiled his tongue at Hadi’s haunted look.

About Author Michelle Schad…

From a young age, there have been voices inside of Michelle’s head. No, not those kinds of voices – or, maybe they are; who really knows? Rather than fear those voices, Michelle wrangled them like wild mustangs on the prairie, make each one bend to her will in its own time. Well, what does that mean?

It means that Michelle has been writing stories of the fantastic, the horrific, and the mysterious for as long as her little fingers have been able to hold a pen and probably longer, but memory only goes back so far. In a world that passes for ‘normal’, she is all of the ‘normal’ things one might expect: mother, wife, keeper of fur-babies. She is also a student of life, meaning if there is something to learn, she will learn it, thus making her a veritable font of only partially useful knowledge.

The whimsy and ChAoS that actually controls the rest of Michelle’s existence has earned her a place in two different arenas so far: Bards and Sages Quarterly and Corrugated Sky Publishing. While wielding the unwieldiness of words is her primary function, she is also an avid crafter, collector of “creepy” ball-jointed dolls, and can run through a Target in under an hour with only two extra items from her intended list. Talent!


Links to Michelle’s website, blog, books, #ad etc.:

Amazon: mybook.to/ParadoxBH

You can find more about her on her website at https://tamingchaos.net/



Special Giveaway: Michelle will give away an ebook copy of PARADOX to one lucky reader who comments on her Karen’s Killer Book Bench blog.

Happy Reading!


Thanks, Michelle, for sharing your story with us!

Don’t miss the chance to read this book!


5 thoughts on “Karen’s Killer Book Bench #LGBTQ #SciFi: PARADOX, A Beyond Human Novel by Michelle Schad”

  1. Good morning, Michelle, and welcome back to Karen’s Killer Book Bench. I love stories about time manipulation. It’s a fun concept and I can’t get enough of those stories. Thanks for sharing your book with us today!

  2. Good morning , wow, your book sounds and looks very intriguing ! Thank you so much for sharing about it, I will be adding it to my TBR list. Very nice to meet you and your book. Have a great week and stay safe. (I am not entering this giveaway as I don’t read ebooks at all, I am not tech savvy, but thank you)

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