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Featured Indie Book: An Abduction Revelation (Thomas L. Hay)

An Abduction Revelation: The Comeback Kid Returns (Thomas L. Hay)
Featured Indie Book on Indie Author News: Memoir / Science-Fiction An Abduction Revelation: The Comeback Kid Returns by Thomas L. Hay.

An Abduction Revelation: The Comeback Kid Returns is a intriguing and entertaining adventure inspired by some true life experiences of the Author. It is a journey beyond the border of reality, spiked with mystery, with a dash of romance, and a cup of imagination.

The Book has been published via Balboa Press and is available as eBook and Paperback - 175 pages - released in October 2012.

About the Book

Who are the abductors? Where do they come from? Where are they hiding? Do they even exist?

An Abduction Revelation: The Comeback Kid Returns is a revised story about the author discovering a revelation that had been buried in his subconscious during his entire life.
What really happened that evening in 1960, when the Kid lost control of his car and crashed? Was he abducted, or was it just a freak accident? What occurred a few years later when his ex-wife told him they were abducted by aliens, not once, but twice.

The Kid's ex-wife would claim the truth was revealed to her after their divorce. Her spirit persuaded her to become a vegetarian, fast and abstain from sexual activities. This melted the memory blocks instilled by the aliens during the abductions, and exposed traumatic experiences that were buried deep within her subconscious.

After writing his original memoirs, the Kid suspected he could have similar mysterious phenomenon buried within his subconscious. He became tormented to investigate the probability, so he adopted her ascetic lifestyle.

O-M-G. He had to rewrite his memoirs. Melting the abductor’s memory blocks exposed many revelations. The abductors were not who his ex-wife had believed. Who they were, where they came from, and where they were hiding was revealed. What they sought and what the Kid discovered about himself will startle your imagination.

An Abduction Revelation: The Comeback Kid Returns (Thomas L. Hay)
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NOTE: The genre is questionable. Some may think it to be a memoir, while others may classify it as sci-fi. Is this tale reality, a dream, a hallucination, or a fermentation of an imagination? In trying to figure it out, the reader may be questioning their sanity.

Reviews (Excerpts)

- "[...] It wasn't till the Abduction Revelation that it really got me thinking about UFO's that I've seen in my lifetime. It is funny how our government hides so much from us and this is just another thing. Wow...these books are well worth the read and the ending is not what I expected at all. [...]" - Kim

- "[...] The plot carries many twists and turns and thus, keeps most guessing. Many will find he or she knows the path direction, but do not be fooled; this is one tale where one and one may equal eleven. One portion in particular will pull a reader into the tale to the height of fear for the narrator. It is one of a few of heart-in-throat moments that only add to the enjoyment value. I will say that this is an adult story, and as such contains adult situations. Keeping that in mind, it was a fun and quite interesting read. " - C.M Truxler

- "Yes it was a real adventure reading this second book of Thomas L. Hay and his telling of The Abduction Revelation. The author is good to make you keep wondering and questioning and if you connect to another reader who has read his book, the conversation keeps going and we want to know more of what happens to the characters he portrays in the book. Now I have to think, when a person comes up to me and says you look like someone else I know.........I have to wonder is it my........read the book and find out! "- Abrabian Princess

- "Thomas L. Hay's "An Abduction Revelation" is a highly entertaining memoir. Hay describes being abducted as a teenager, then later during his first marriage and honeymoon. Since it's a memoir, Hay relates growing up in Missouri with many warm and comic details. At times, I became curious as to when we'd return to the abduction information, but it turns out that much of the personal narrative have a rhyme and reason and later tie in with the abductions. There's a particularly intriguing section with Hay falling in "forbidden" love with a Saudi Arabian woman -- his descriptions of living in Saudi and later, the love affair, are a compelling read on their own. But the abductions ... yes, after he is recruited by NASA, the story takes a fantastic turn with explanations of abductions replete with time travel and more. I won't spoil the gist of the abductions. You just have to read it for engaging material to rival the best sci-fi novels and question what life is really all about." - Zillie Carlson

About the Author

Thomas L. Hay
BORN: April 15, 1943 Kansas City, Kansas Moved to Clinton, Mo. in 1945 at the age of 2. (had to get away from Jayhawks)
PARENTS: Leonard M. Hay and Sue Hay, of Clinton, Mo.
GRANDPARENTs: E. M. Hay, of Clinton, Mo and Pete Fisher of Kansas City, Kansas.
SIBLINGS: Three half-sisters; Sandra Hay, Barbara Wood, and Susan Anderson and a half-brother; Michael Newhouse.
Graduate of Clinton High School class of 1961.
MILITARY SERVICE: US Navy, stationed aboard the USS Hancock 1961-65, Vietnam Vet.
EMPLOYMENT: Clinton Eye (Democrat) delivery boy. On a bicycle no less.TransWorld (TWA) Airlines and American Airlines for 39 years.
Retired in 2005.

Published first book, The Comeback Kid, Memoirs of Thomas L. Hay in November, 2011. Published second book, An Abduction Revelation: The Comeback Kid Returns in October, 2012.

Thomas L. Hay has lived in the Kansas City Northland since 1978. When he is not golfing or fishing, he enjoys spending quality time with family and friends. He currently resides in Lake Waukomis, Mo. with his lovely wife Karen, hyperactive squirrels, irritating geese and cranky old catfish.

The Story Behind The Story

An Abduction Revelation: The Comeback Kid Returns

Most of my life I remember wanting to write a bestselling novel. I dreamed of becoming rich and famous. Unfortunately, I never found the time to fulfill that dream. After retiring from a thirty-nine year career with TWA/American Airlines, time was no longer an excuse. The subject became the obstacle. To get me motivated, my wife suggested I write my memoirs. “You have had an interesting and complicated life” she commented.

The more I thought about it, the more it made sense. After all, I am the only person who knows all my memories. When I pass, they will turn to dust and evaporate with me. Writing them down would mean that I would live forever in this world. An added bonus would be that my descendants would have a history book to learn where their craziness came from.

I started writing my memories in a big notebook. After fifty pages with arrows pointing every which way and notes scribbled everywhere, I had a complete mess on my hands. Again, my wife came to the rescue. “Why don’t you get a computer?” Duh! Brilliant idea, honey! But then the computer and I had issues. Lots of issues! Until we finally came to an agreement that I take a class and learn a little more about it. We still had issues, but they can usually be resolved. It still took me two years to complete the memoir. Behold: The Comeback Kid, The Memoirs of Thomas L. Hay was published in November 2011.

The process was both an invigorating whirlwind of self-enlightenment and an intense emotional trip. To jog my memory I used song titles. A song would remind me of a person, a place, or a time in my life. Example: “Heartbreak Hotel,” when my first wife informed me that she wanted a divorce. When I looked at life, I recognized that it was but a series of events, much like an assorted box of chocolates, never knowing what would come next. I choose the title ‘The Comeback Kid” because of the many peaks and valleys I had during my life’s journey. Somehow I had always found a way to comeback from the valleys.

After publishing my memoirs, it occurred to me that I could had mysterious phenomenon buried within my subconscious. Shortly after our divorce, my first wife had claimed that we had been abducted by aliens during our short marriage. She divorced me because her spirit had persuaded her to become a vegetarian, fast, and abstain from sexual activity. This melted the memory blocks instilled by the aliens and exposed traumatic experiences that had been buried within her subconscious. I didn’t believe her. I assumed that she had a fertile imagination, like most who claimed to be abductees.

After writing my memoirs, I became tormented to investigate the probability of her claim. Since I could stand to lose a few pounds and age had diminished by sex drive, I adopted her ascetic lifestyle for a couple months. O-M-G... I discovered another life. I had to rewrite my memoirs. Behold: An Abduction Revelation: The Comeback Kid Returns was published in October 2012, by Balboa Press, a Div. of Hay House.

Who were the abductors? Where did they come from? Where were they hiding? Did they even exist? The answers to all those questions and many more were revealed when my memory blocks melted. What I discovered will startle and torment your imagination.

Determining the book genre gave me a headache. Is it a memoir or is it a science fiction story? I let the reader decide whether it is reality, a dream, a hallucination, or a fermentation of imagination. I don’t try to convince the reader one way or the other. I let them determine what they want to believe. However, I did remind them what Albert Einstein once said about the mysterious: “The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand in awe, is as good as dead, his eyes are closed and he is a stranger unto himself.”

Both my books are written in a rollicked conversational style. I used many idioms that we all use in our everyday discussions. Like: “What the Sam Hill?” Everyone knows what it means, but what of the origin? Curiosity can ‘kill the cat’ and thanks to the Internet, those funny little phases became ‘clear as a bell’. I added an appendix in the second book to explain their origin. It was quite interesting how some came to be. You could be interested to see my website blog (www.thomaslhay.com) on ‘Idioms’.

Both books stand alone. The second book is not a sequel. The original memoir was written with the memory blocks instilled, while the revised memoir was written after the memory blocks melted. Although there is some repetitiveness during the first few chapters, thereafter, the revised story takes a completely different direction. Buckle up, because you are in for one wild ride!

- Thomas Hay, Author

Links to the Author and the Book

Link to the Author's Website

Connect with Thomas L. Hay on Twitter: @tho2as

Link to the Paperback An Abduction Revelation: The Comeback Kid Returns with Excerpt on Amazon

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An Abduction Revelation: The Comeback Kid Returns (Thomas L. Hay)