She Saw Sam on the See-Saw

Something about a boy named Sam. Sam Brock is the brother of Jasmine of ‘Neutron Star’ fame. He is clued into her ‘situation’ (as her mother calls it), more so than Jasmine is herself. He watches her back while she watches the stars.

But, like many sibling relationships, this ‘caring’ doesn’t always come across as intended. Tactless words are spoken, pride is offended, more tactless words are spoken, and more pride takes a nose dive, ultimatums are declared, war is eminent. As illustrated in this extract from ‘Jasmine Neutron Star’:
‘She’s trying to enter another world.’ Sam’s nonchalant reply sailed from the edge of the river.
Jasmine turned to him, mortified.

‘She’s a spirem. Didn’t she tell you?’

‘What’s Sam going on about?’ Cassie stopped laughing.

‘Don’t listen to him,’ Jasmine said scornfully.

‘Whatevers. She goes in less than two weeks. Her darkie has even told her not to be so anal about being a quantum physical marvel. He wants to do an interview with her but she won’t. She won’t talk to anyone about it, except Dad,’ coasted Sam’s voice from between two saplings.

‘Shut up, you,’ repeated Jasmine, now on her feet and screaming angrily after her brother.


Thankfully, the Sam we met in this week’s Reel Time, is a model brother. The oldest of three boys, he has ‘big brother’ down pat. And no arguments – or else!

Jasmine Neutron Star is the first book of the Star Ways Chronicles. It is a novel most suitable for young adult and teenager readers of speculative, fantasy / science fiction, urban fantasy. It is a humorous account of Jasmine’s first adventure into the world of light – Quanta. She is a spirem – a new kind of superhero – and perfect for the sphere of Terra.