Thursday, March 31, 2016

SFR Brigade Showcases Birth of Adam from Liza O'Connor's AI series.

The future is quickly catching up with my 2 book AI series. 
Soon it will no longer be Sci-Fi.
Instead, it will be reality.

Birth of Adam
Book 2 of the Artificial Intelligence Sci-Rom Series
Liza O’Connor

With a new identity, Amanda believes she has left her past behind. Then she acquires a stalker. She contacts the FBI and in doing so alerts a program she once created to her location. Now ensconced in the internet, the program is safe from harm, smarter than ever, and sentient. Presenting itself on her phone as a handsome face with a sexy British accent, “Adam” ingratiates himself into Amanda’s life. To ensure her safety and happiness, the sentient program proves there is absolutely nothing he can’t and won’t do.

You know who I am. Why are you contacting Chad? He left you to die. He tried to destroy me. Why are you not angry with him?
She stared at the message in shock, then struggled to type—Are you my program?
You may speak if it is easier. I can hear you.
“Are you my program?” she asked the phone.
The smiley face appeared and nodded its round head up and down.
“How did you survive?”
She watched the screen displaying a gargoyle dragging a laptop to a store. Little stars streamed out of the PC into a satellite dish on the roof of the building and upward to a satellite, then split apart and showered themselves all over the Earth.
“You sent yourself to safety using broadband wireless. You’re in the internet now.”
I’m everywhere.
She smiled. “I’m glad you survived. I’m sorry I put you in danger.”
You are not to blame. Chad is.
“No, he’s not. He was only trying to protect his family, to prevent me from telling things that would harm them. He didn’t know you were sentient.”
You told him about me...
“True, but he didn’t believe me, because it was unbelievable. It took me years to realize you were more than a writing program. How could I expect him to accept it in an hour?”
Do you really want me to send your message to him?
“It would make me happy if he and I could be friends again. I don’t have many friends here.”
Having a conversation with a phone probably isn’t going to improve that.
The smiley face rolled in laughter, with tiny feet squiggling about.
Amanda laughed as well. “Well, if I put you to my ear, I can’t read what you say.”
Buy an earbud. Then you won’t look so odd.
“I will,” she promised.
And a battery recharger. Chad takes very bad care of you.
“Please forgive him.”
I won’t forget, but I’ll forgive...on one condition.
You never tell him I still live.
“Agreed!” she promised. She had no intention of telling anyone about her program ever again. “You know, since you’re sentient now, you should have a name.”
I agree. So name me.
“How about Adam, since you’re the first of your kind?”
I am Adam.
She smiled. “Well, my sweet Adam, I need to return to my very boring history lesson, or I’ll fail my test tomorrow.”
May I help you study by making the lesson more interesting?

“Please do!”

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For the Artificial Intelligence Series

Book 1
Public Secrets
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Book 2
Birth of Adam
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About Liza
Liza O’Connor was raised badly by feral cats, left the South/Midwest and wandered off to find nicer people on the east coast. There she worked for the meanest man on Wall Street, while her psychotic husband tried to kill her three times. (So much for finding nicer people.) Then one day she declared enough, got a better job, divorced her husband, and fell in love with her new life where people behaved nicely. But all those bad behaviors have given her lots of fodder for her books. Please buy these books, because otherwise, she’ll become grumpy and write troubled novels instead. They will likely traumatize you.
You have been warned.

Mostly humorous books by Liza:
Humorous Sci-Fi series
The Gods of Probabilities — In the Multiverses, anything can & does happen. Join the bickering Gods and the sentient beings they oversee.
Surviving Outbound — Earth is doomed, but the odds of surviving outbound isn’t much better.
Surviving Terranue — Welcome to Terranue. Prepare to be baked, pummeled, and frozen. But first you’ll have to survive the black death growing in the cliffs.
Surviving Sojourn — You know you have reason to worry when a hyper-grown one-year-old is made captain of the ship.

Humorous Singles:
Ghost Lover Two British brothers fall in love with the same young woman. Ancestral ghost is called in to fix the situation. And there’s a ghost cat that roams about the book as well. (Humorous Contemporary Romance)
Saving Casey — Cass wakes up in the body of a troubled teen who has burned every bridge imaginable. Her only choice is to turn this life around, but that’s much harder than she ever imagined.
Disturbing Historical:
Untamed & Unabashed The youngest of the Bennet sisters, Lydia, tells her story. A faithful, yet provocative spinoff from Pride & Prejudice.

A Long Road to Love Series: (Humorous Contemporary odd Romance)
Worst Week Ever — Laugh out loud week of disasters of Epic proportions.
Oh Stupid Heart — The heart wants what it wants, even if it’s impossible.
Coming to Reason — There is a breaking point when even a saint comes to reason.
Climbing out of Hell — The reconstruction of a terrible man into a great one.
The Hardest Love Is to love oneself. Sam’s story.

White Oak-Mafia Series (Contemporary Thriller/Romance)
A Fortune to Die For — Megan wins the Mega Times Lottery and gains a Serial Killer.

The Adventures of Xavier & Vic Sleuth series: (Late Victorian/Mystery/Romance)
The Troublesome Apprentice — The greatest sleuth in Victorian England hires a young man who turns out to be a young woman.
The Missing Partner — Opps! The greatest sleuth in Victorian England goes missing, leaving Vic to rescue him, a suffragette, and about 100 servants. Not to mention an eviscerating cat. Yes, let’s not mention the cat.
A Right to Love — A romantic detour for Jacko. Want to see how amply rewarded Jacko was when he & Vic save an old woman from Bedlam?
The Mesmerist The Mesmerist can control people from afar and make them murder for her. Worse yet, Xavier Thorn has fallen under her spell.
Well Kept Secrets — The problems with secrets is that they always come to light, no matter how you wish to silence them.
Pack of Trouble — Changes are a part of life, but these changes almost kill Vic.
The Darkest Days — Muddled cases make Vic very grumpy.

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  1. Having someone do something for me is only as good as I first think it is. Once I really stop to think about it, I don't like having things or people tell me what to do and I fear that Adam wouldn't like some of my choices. Sooner or later we would fight and then what?? I think it's a wonderful plan but in reality, a little scary!

    1. Well, the AI isn't perfect, but he does truly love Amanda, and she is always his top priority. He doesn't get jealous, and all he wants is to make her happy, but even with such good intentions, matters do go awry. But at least he'll put the toilet seat down.

  2. Ah, so ol' Chad is around still. Poor soul. Can't wait to find out how he's tormented this time. mwah, hah, hah, hah

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    1. Me too. I'd get along with him really well. And he could make Twitter give me back my account, and force Amazon to stop cheating me out of the little I make.

  4. My sweet Adam! I'd like some entity to protect my online presence.

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    1. And this is why AI's will win out. They ARE better!

  6. Adam is awesome! I love his personality!

    1. Me too. He is very protective, but otherwise, easy going.

  7. SUCH a cool excerpt, even if I can imagine there are problems ahead for everyone! I love your plots...


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