Here is the cover art and synopsis of the upcoming novel Strykers by K. M. Ruiz, an omnibus edition of Mind Storm and Terminal Point.

Here’s the synopsis:
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[GUEST POST] K.M. Ruiz on Writing Beyond What You Know

The old adage for writers seems to be write what you know. There’s nothing inherently wrong with that advice. It’s a good place to start but that’s exactly what it is. A start. When you move beyond what you know into what you want to know is when things get interesting. It’s not like anyone has ever fought a dragon before (unless you’re Sharon Stone’s ex-husband, and by fight, I mean get one-upped by a lizard) but that’s never stopped people from writing about it.

For me, what I’m familiar with is the way disease can erode a person’s life. My mother was diagnosed with progressive-relapsing Multiple Sclerosis before I was born and I’ve shared her with that disease for decades. Since I was a kid, I’ve been fascinated with the way the central nervous system works (and doesn’t work) in the human body; the way science is still learning about the human brain’s reach and how easily it can be damaged.

Growing up, I devoured comic books, scifi/fantasy novels, TV shows, and movies. I got teased at school for not liking typical girly things but my way of coping with things I couldn’t control was to stubbornly stick with what I liked. I found escape from an invisible, encroaching enemy in other people’s stories, which kick-started my own desire to write.

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REVIEW: Mind Storm by K. M. Ruiz

REVIEW SUMMARY: A fantastic set-up for the rest of the series.

MY RATING:

BRIEF SYNOPSIS: Two groups of psions fight in a post-apocalyptic world, unaware of the greater plots being enacted by three men of power.

MY REVIEW:
PROS: Lots of psionic action; complex post-apocalyptic world; political intrigue.
CONS: Little character development; repetitive.
BOTTOM LINE: It’s like X-Men, only more brutal.

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