Stealthy Steps

Stealthy Steps Stealthy Steps Nanostealth Book Gemma Keyes was an ordinary unexceptional young woman with a lackluster life until an overheard conversation ends her budding career and her loyalty to an old friend

  • Title: Stealthy Steps
  • Author: Vikki Kestell
  • ISBN: 9780986261527
  • Page: 214
  • Format: Paperback
  • Stealthy Steps, Nanostealth Book 1Gemma Keyes was an ordinary, unexceptional young woman with a lackluster life until an overheard conversation ends her budding career and her loyalty to an old friend puts her very existence in jeopardy My name is Gemma Keyes.Other than my name, I am utterly forgettable so those who never paid much attention to me in the first place havStealthy Steps, Nanostealth Book 1Gemma Keyes was an ordinary, unexceptional young woman with a lackluster life until an overheard conversation ends her budding career and her loyalty to an old friend puts her very existence in jeopardy My name is Gemma Keyes.Other than my name, I am utterly forgettable so those who never paid much attention to me in the first place haven t exactly noticed that I ve disappeared Vanished Oh, it s much complicated than it sounds And let me tell you, invisibility comes with its own set of problems I should tell you about Dr Samuel Bickel, world renowned nanophysicist We used to work together, but I ll be candid with you He s supposed to be dead Well, he s not Imagine my surprise Instead of the proverbial six feet under, he s subsisting in an abandoned devolution cavern beneath the old Manzano Weapons Storage Facility on Kirtland Air Force Base here in Albuquerque I need to show you what I m protecting here, Gemma, he insisted I stared into the clear glass case I could hear humming, clicking, buzzing A faint haze inside the box shifted Dissolved Came back together It reminded me of how mercury, when released on a plate, will flow and form new shapes Only this, this thing was flowing and forming in midair Do you see them Dr Bickel asked Them I was confused My mouth opened to a stunned o as the silver haze resolved into blue letters H E L L O Dr Bickel hadn t pressed any buttons Hadn t said anything to them Hadn t gestured He grinned Ah They ve noticed you They know they haven t seen you before Well, I wish they wouldn t notice me And I need to warn you about General Cushing The rank and name likely conjure images of a lean but muscled old soldier, posture rigid, face cemented in unyielding lines, iron gray hair cut high and tight Let me disabuse you of that impression General Imogene Cushing is short and a tiny bit plump She wears her silvered hair in an elegant braid knotted at the nape of her neck, and she knows how to smile sweetly With the deadliest of sharks You wouldn t suspect a two star general, an Air Force O 8, of being a traitor, would you NanostealthStealthy StepsStealth PowerStealth Beyond Borders, June 2017

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    About “Vikki Kestell

    • Vikki Kestell

      Vikki Kestell s passion for people and their stories is evident in her readers affection for her characters and unusual plotlines Two often repeated sentiments are I feel like I know these people and I m right there, in the book, experiencing what the characters experience Vikki holds a Ph.D in Organizational Learning and Instructional Technologies She left a career of twenty plus years in government, academia, and corporate life to pursue writing full time Writing is the best job ever, she admits.Also an accomplished speaker and teacher, Vikki and her husband Conrad Smith make their home in Albuquerque, New Mexico.To keep abreast of new book releases, visit her website, vikkikestell , or find her on Facebook, facebook TheWritingOfV.

    624 thoughts on “Stealthy Steps

    • Wow! This book blew me away! The narrator's voice was so powerful and compelling, that even though the structure was atypical, it definitely worked for this story! The characters, major and minor, are thoughtfully portrayed, and the science is so well-described that it totally believable. The plot was so twisty I could not guess what would happen next, and the ending was completely unexpected. The spiritual aspect was deftly woven into the plot and felt organic to the characters. I am anxious to [...]

    • “You think you’re scared I’m the invisible freak!”I liked it. Well-developed tale with a strong, if emotionally immature protagonist. Self-depreciating humor fits the character and story. Everything breaks her way, even the bad breaks. Too easy. Italics overused. “Giggles” a lot.“He’s a hardcore Christian. I couldn’t keep seeing [him] anymore.”Christian literature, but protagonist realistically resists the initial gospel hard sell. Christian characters well drawn. Some antago [...]

    • This review is going to contain a ton of spoilers (in case you couldn't tell by the fact that it was hidden because it contained spoilers). You've been warnedMMARYOkay, so the story starts out right smack dab in the middle of some pretty intense goings on. I don't usually appreciate that because I have NO idea what the heck is going on. Gemma is babbling about them and it sounds important, but the reader has zero idea what's happening. But this book reads like my friend wrote it, so I put up wit [...]

    • (Hey Pumpkin, thanks for recommending this book. You do know what kind of TV shows I like. And obviously books too. Thank youuuuu)What a cool book. Star Trek, Wizard of Oz, and Pinterest references - plus great Christian messages. Then you throw in the suspense, technology, awesome characters (I may or may not have found a couple to ship), and crime drama, and what could be better? I NEED TO READ BOOK TWO.

    • Title: Stealthy Steps (Nanostealth #1)Author: Vikki KestellPages: 298Year: 2015Publisher: Faith-Filled FictionMy rating is 5 stars.What a brilliant and well-crafted story that will definitely keep you enraptured and turning pages until you either have to take a break or finish the book! I simply sat down and over a couple of days lost myself in the multilayered, suspense-filled thriller written by Vikki Kestell, who is a new author to me. She has written other books if you look her up on . Comin [...]

    • NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!That's the sound of me realizing that I don't have enough gift card money to purchase the sequel to this book.This must be remedied.I need it.Okay, maybe I don't need it but I enjoyed this and I'm anxious about what's going to happen next! Which is good because I felt like this book had a sloooooow start. There were loads of technical explanations combined with a snarky/whiny narrator. There were some annoyed yawns going forth from my mouth for the first quarter of this book, a [...]

    • Amazing!!!!I absolutely loved this book!! Great character development, great story line, great twist at the end!!! This is my first book by this author and I am ecstatic!! Loved the Christian message woven in. It wasn't awkward in any way but flowers so well with the characters and story!! She also captured real life in these characters good and bad!! Very believable!! I LOVED the cat!! I have laughed, been intrigued over the nanomites, been on edge of my seat and love the relationship developin [...]

    • If you can somehow move past the corny title, and you enjoy sci-fi or speculative fiction you will definitely be rewarded. This was an engaging read that appealed simultaneously to my inner geek and interest in nanotechnology. The protagonist, Gemma, at times behaves more like an adolescent than an adult but overall, the characters and plot development are believable. Vikki Kestell manages to weave Christian principles into the narrative without beating you over the head or sounding preachy. I [...]

    • I really enjoyed the storyline. I liked the characters. I felt the dialogue of the heroine was sometimes pretty juvenile. I felt the comparison of Gemma's past with her sister to Emilio's struggles were an imbalanced comparison. Some the events were redundant but I won't go into detail because it would be a spoiler. I would recommend to others. I don't know if I would read this again, though, which is kind of a test for me on how good a book is. Oh, and I found a small error that while in a phon [...]

    • I won't dock this one points for horrible science, or overbearing "stop the storyline for a few pages" preaching, or for a few unrealistic characters. It's a decent enough story.It's odd the way most everyone is like monotone voice "oh, hey, invisible, wow, so now what?" - seriously?I'm not convinced that this totally unskilled newbie can defeat the US Gov by any description of her skillz or motives.But still, fun story. Next books? Probably not. I'm glad she ended as she did. Good enough.

    • A great story containing occasional flashes of Christian faith—but these were appropriate to their context and not overdone (writing as a Christian myself).I wasn't too fond of the "Dear Reader" approach in the beginning, but that faded to the background as the story picked up and became increasingly gripping.The central science fiction premise and storyline are really gripping—and the bibliography at the end validating her scientific speculations is impressive.Had to get the other two in th [...]

    • A surprisingly good readI normally do not read this genre but it was a free book so I thought I would give it a try. I was amazed that it held my interest. I really liked the style of writing and someone did a great job of editing. It was intriguing and gave a real picture of God with no preaching. Even though it was fantasy there was a lot of realism included. I intend to purchase the second book in the series.

    • Christian Sci-fi at its bestI had no idea what to expect from this book. However, it draws you in from the very beginning. There are a lot of details that makes it slow and little bit at times, but they are necessary for the story. The only negative I would say is I had to keep reminding myself it wasn't young adult fiction because the is a bit whiny like a teenager. Overall, great character development and engrossing story.

    • What a great story! First book in ages I've struggled to put down. The narrators voice / author, is powerful. Characterisation is brilliant, even the cat. The beginning of the story was a little slow, and much of it I didn't understand, so admit to skipping a page or two, but once I got into the story, wow!! One of the best stories I've read in a long while. Desperate to read book two, but will have to wait. :(This would make a fabulous film.I loved it.

    • Amazing bit of realistic science fiction (as in no alien species or elves etc) and a plot of secrecy and destruction a very realistic and beyond-well-developed main character, Gemma, whose voice narrates the story and mixed in are some very uplifting little Christian tid bits. I bought the ins book the moment I finished Stealthy Steps!

    • GREATI normally don't care for science fiction,but this book was an exception. The science fiction is what made this a thriller. I kept waiting for the other shoe to fall, and Gamma would be exposed at the wrong time. The ending was okay,but, could have gone on for another page or two. An enjoyable read.

    • Really good! Not what I expectedI prefer mysteries and spy stories and historical romance so I didn't expect to like this. I was pulled in from the beginning and stayed up too late too many nights finishing this book. My book budget is minuscule but I may have to figure out how to pay for the next book.

    • The parts where she explained the technology sort of dragged but it's an interesting concept and the characters are well developed. I liked the sequel Stealth Power even better and I'm about to start the third one, Stealth Retribution. I agree with another commenter that the places where faith is brought in it fit naturally and wasn't contrived.

    • A great story containing occasional flashes of Christian faith. The central science fiction premise and storyline are really gripping—and the bibliography at the end validating her scientific speculations is impressive.Had to get the other two in the series!

    • Very suspenseful I wasn’t sure if I could understand the concept of this book. However the writer told this in a way that kept my attention! If you enjoy a clean suspenseful story you will love this’

    • Wow!Read this book all in one sitting! Almost forgot to review it because I was so eager to get the next one. Love the voice, lots of intensity, awesome characters, really enjoying her struggles of daily life in her predicament! Ok gotta go buy book 2 now bye!

    • An exciting book on the misuse of nano technology, with subplots that tie nicely into the main plot. This is a series, so if you don't like series then you will be unhappy with the ending. But it does end in such a way as to conclude this book and peek your interest in the next.

    • FAN tastic!I love Nano! This was an adventure from the very beginning. I found it difficult to put down. I definitely recommend this book and I look forward to reading the rest of this series.

    • Wow!Very cutting edge technology can be used for good or bad. Great characters and a very cool story. Loved this book!

    • Normally, I don't care for books that don't end, but this one intrigued me, and I can't wait to read the next one!

    • Exciting technothriller with a solid Christian foundationGemma is realistically compelling. The threat is believable. What more could you ask?I'm looking forward to the rest of the trilogy.Spiritually, there is a reasonable hope that it will develop into a redemptive tale. There are realistic believers in the story. A lot of good things seem to be on the edge of happening. But, then you know how second books tend to be.

    • Surprisingly I was a big fan of Christian thrillers when I was younger. Then, as a genre, it felt like quality went the way of the dodo in favour of preaching. Considering most of the audience reading these consisted of believers that's a thing that annoyed me. This book wasn't perfect (needed a stronger editorial eye for one) but it was like the books I used to read and enjoy. The preaching/teaching moment made sense because it came from a preacher. Recommend.

    • NOTE: This review is for the audiobook version.Have you ever wished your were invisible? Or how about get a hold of that invisibility cloak the famous Harry Potter has? Well, our heroine, Gemma in Vikki Kestell's Stealthy Steps didn't wish it, didn't think it's possible, yet, she became invisible. Disappeared visually. You can still touch her, but to the naked eye, she doesn't exist. Cool, right?! Well, not if you're Gemma, especially when it means danger is lurking very close.Doesn't that just [...]

    • I really like the first person writing and especially starting the book from a very exciting scene later in the novel. I liked the scientific, futuristic ideas but became uncomfortable with the "merging" idea. It's nice when a book makes you excited to read the next one but this book didn't really end. Book 2 seems to be a continuation so they really don't stand on their own as individual stories which is kind of a disappointment!

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