Title- The Samantha Project
Series- The Samantha Project Book #1
Genre- YA Sci Fi
Seventeen-year-old Samantha has a seemingly perfect life; great parents, early admission to Stanford, and a boyfriend who happens to be the hottest guy in school. But Sam's life takes a dark turn when she starts developing powers brought on by her unknown involvement in a global corporation's genetic enhancement project. Now the corporation decides it's time to take Sam back and turn on the genetic switch that will unleash all the powers of her enhanced genes.
During a heart-pounding race to flee from the people who created her, Sam encounters another person who was part of the experimental project. He's been living in hiding for years and now that Sam's found him, she's put both their lives in danger. But they can't run for long. A technological safeguard embedded in their cells ensures that if the corporation can't have them, nobody will.
âWhat is this? Why am I here?â I asked, still feeling like I was half asleep.
More footsteps entered the room. âI think sheâs slept most of it off,â I heard Erik say to whoever walked in.
I felt Erikâs other hand on my arm and then felt a prick from a needle. Soon I could feel the grogginess go away and the strength in my muscles return. I opened my eyes and could see normally.
Erik was sitting at my side, still holding my hand. âReady to get up now?â His smile was so warm and kind that the anger I had prepared to unleash on him was quickly disarmed.
Jack stood behind him, arms crossed, studying my every move.
âAmazing,â he said. âBut I canât quite understand it.â
Erik shot him a glance of annoyance.
âUm, yes. Well, letâs get started then, shall we?â Jack said, sitting on a chair at the end of my bed.
Erik sighed, disappointed in how the old man was handling things. He turned back to me. âI know it may not seem like it, but weâre actually trying to help you.â
I gave him the look that I had heard that line before.
âSure. You donât believe me,â he continued. âI wouldnât believe me either. Someone drugs me and I wake up in some strange place, Iâd be pretty pissed.â He flashed a slight smile. âBut hereâs the deal. We have a lot of stuff to tell you and weâd like you to tell us some stuff, too.â He paused, sensing my hesitation. âIf, and only if, you want to. Okay?â He waited for me to shake my head yes.
âIâll start with the basics.â Erik let go of my hand and sat in the chair next to my bed. âI donât know if you noticed, but Iâm a little like you.â I glanced over at him, unsure of what he was trying to tell me. âYou see what I mean? Not everyone can do this.â
I looked at him confused. Not do what? I thought. This guy is cute but not at all good at explaining things in clear and simple terms.
âSo you think Iâm cute, huh?â I looked up to see him smiling. âAnd by the way, I think my explanation is very clear. You just need to pay attention.â
âI AM paying attention!â I said loudly. And then it hit me. My voice had filled what had been a silent room. Nobody had spoken for at least a minute. Erik hadnât said anything. And yet we were having a conversation. A two-way conversationâwithout spoken words. He could read thoughts! Thatâs why he said we were alike.
Title-The Golden Couple
Series-The Samantha Project Book #2
By- Samantha Karpinske
In this action-packed second installment of The Samantha Project series, Samantha and Erik go on a search to find a way to save themselves from the genetic time bomb ticking away in their cells. Along the way, they discover a shocking secret that changes everything.
Although Samantha's boyfriend, Colin, is back now, she can't deny her feelings for Erik. It isn't long before she learns the real reason why she can't resist Erik. But only after she's gone too far with him. So far that Colin may never forgive her.
GlobalLife Genetics continues to pursue Samantha and they'll stop at nothing to get her. Sam still doesn't understand GlobalLife's plan for her but she knows it's something big. And she knows it isn't good.
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âAnd now, the moment youâve all been waiting for,â Drew announced. âThe arrival of our stars for the evening. Prototypes of the future. May I introduce for the very first time, Samantha and Erik. The golden couple.â
The golden couple? I glanced at Erik, who seemed just as confused. Rachel pushed Erik toward me, reminding him to take my arm as we walked out onto a small stage that had been set up. Bright lights shined down on us and people stood up and clapped. I peered through the light to see the room of onlookers. There were people of all nationalities. I could hear different languages and accents in the crowd.
âThey are simply amazing,â I heard one woman say.
âWhat a gorgeous couple,â another woman said.
I noticed two ladies near the stage staring up at us. âOh, can you imagine?â the one lady said to her friend.
âTheyâll be even more gorgeous. And perfect in every way,â her friend responded.
I looked back to see a large banner hanging behind us. On it were the words âCelebrate The Golden Coupleâ along with the Greek letter phi. Just like the one on the necklace Allie gave me.
âSamantha, turn around,â Drew scolded as he smiled at the crowd.
The clapping got louder as everyone stood up. The room gradually quieted. Drew went to the microphone again. âThank you. I can see youâre all as excited as I am about these two. And I encourage you to express your enthusiasm for the project by continuing to invest in the research that will bring this technology to life in all of us.â He gave them a huge salesman grin. Then he came over next to us and said loudly and forcefully, âThis is the future, my friends! Let us celebrate it!â
Title- A Chosen Destiny
Series- The Samantha Project Book # 3
By- Samantha Karpinske
Samantha's destiny was chosen long ago. At least that's what she's told by the people who created her. Her enhanced genes and genetic software were meant to do everything from mold her personality to pick who she falls in love with.
But can destiny be changed? Ever since Samantha learned the truth about herself, she's struggled to figure out who's really in charge of her life. Can she make her own choices? Or is her future determined by her genes?
Old enemies reappear and new ones emerge as Samantha and Erik use their powers to fight the people who are after them. But it's getting harder to figure out who's good and who's evil. The enemy they've been fighting may not be the one who's truly after them.
âNo! Please! Not now!â I said aloud to myself. Iâd never been stopped for speeding before. And I couldnât be stopped now. GlobalLife had connections with the police. The cop would look me up in his database and Iâd be back in GlobalLifeâs custody within the hour.
âCalm down.â I continued to talk to myself. âMaybe heâll just give me a ticket and leave.â
I slowed the car and pulled over. My hands were shaking as I waited for the officer. Escape scenarios began playing in my head in response to the stress hormones being released in my blood. It was one of my abilities, but it wasnât always that helpful. The scenes showed me different roads to take in an attempt to get away. But the last thing I needed was a police chase.
I took a deep breath to calm myself. It didnât work. As the officer approached the car, I heard his thoughts.
âStupid teenage drivers. She looks to be around 16. Probably just got her license. Bet sheâs one of those rich kids from The Academy. Taking Daddyâs fancy car for a spin.â
âYou were going 81 in a 55, young lady,â the officer said as I rolled down my window. âLicense and registration.â
I kept my head down. âI have to get it in the glove compartment. Is that okay?â
âGo ahead.â The officer let out a long sigh as he crossed his arms and stared down at me. âSo do you go to The Academy?â
âUm, no. I donât know what that is.â I reached over and opened the glove compartment. It was filled with papers. I started searching for the registration.
âItâs that private school. Just up a few exits from here.â The officer leaned down and poked his head through the window. âNice car you got. Is your daddy one of the execs at that research place?â
âI donât know what place youâre talking about.â I found the registration and handed it to him. It had Owensâ name on it. Once the officer saw Owensâ name, I knew heâd be suspicious. Some teenage girl driving a well-known billionaireâs car?
The officer didnât look at the registration. Instead he kept talking to me. âYou know, that research place that does something with genes? Itâs a big corporation. GlobalLife something.â
I tried to act normal. âUm, no. Iâve never heard of that place. Is it around here?â
âItâs down in White Plains. But a lot of the bigwigs who work there like to live out here in the country and send their kids to The Academy.â He paused. âLicense, please.â
I froze. I didnât have a license! It was sitting in my bedroom back in Minnesota. My mind began racing so fast that I developed a massive headache. How could I be so stupid speeding like that?
âLicense, please.â The officer repeated the request as he leaned down closer to me. âWhatâs the problem? You donât have one? Youâre driving without a license?â
I said nothing and stared straight ahead.
He sighed again. âOkay, then. Youâll need to come with me. Your folks will have to come get you at the station. Gather your things. Iâll be right back.â
The officer returned to his squad car. My headache intensified as my mind tried to hear what he was thinking. But I heard nothing as he walked away.
âPlease, please just let me go,â I whispered to myself as if doing so would somehow help. âIâm begging you. Let me go. Just forget this ever happened and go away.â
My head now felt like it was splitting into pieces. I closed my eyes and tried harder to hear the officerâs thoughts. I still couldnât hear anything.
I opened my eyes again. The bright sun made the pain in my head even worse. I checked my mirror to see if the officer was still in his car. But the police car was no longer behind me. I looked out the front window and noticed an expensive black car with dark tinted windows. Had another car been pulled over? Or did the car belong to someone from GlobalLife?
I wasnât sure what was going on, but I knew this wasnât going to end well. I decided I had to at least try to escape. I reached down to turn the keys in the ignition, but something didnât look right. Then I noticed the dashboard was different. It had all kinds of equipment attached to it. I quickly realized that I was sitting in the front seat of the police car. The black car in front of me was the one Iâd been driving. How did I get in the police car? I looked to my left and caught a glimpse of myself in the side mirror. But it wasnât me! It was the officer!
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About the Author-
Stephanie is a freelance health writer by day and novel writer by night. She's been dreaming up stories for as long as she can remember but finally put a few down on paper (or ebook) with her YA trilogy, The Samantha Project. She's currently working on a new adult romance series thatâs coming out soon! When sheâs not writing, sheâs reading (usually YA/NA romance or a mystery thriller), cooking something really good, or running (to burn off the calories of whatever she cooked that was really good).
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
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I have to say this is the first book that i read of this author, and i really like it i did not think i was gone like it but i did, and i am glad i got a chance to read it.
I love the characters and how this story formed.
Samantha life was perfect, she got the good grades, and a great boyfriends, and she got to score an early admission to standford. But all that changes when she loses her parents in a bad accident and her world comes crashing down, and thatâs when she finds out that her parents accident was not an accident at all and the fertility assistance resulting in her birth were not ordinary.
I really enjoy this book. I like the action the plots the twist and the romance in between, i also like the hole science fiction background and how the human emotions blend in this story. I want to thank Author Stephanie Karpinske for introducing me to this amazing book and awesome characters.
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My rating: 5 of 5 stars
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I read the first book and i really like it but i think i like and enjoy this one more.
The Golden Couple starts right of where The Samantha Project left off. And i really love it when a series is pick up where the other one ends. I am loving the characters, and i am having way too much fun with this book.
This is a book that is full of action packed, while reading this book i kept thinking to myself how far human will go. I am gone keep this short because i donât want to give anything away. If you havenât read the first book do it itâs a great book.
In this book you could expect spy like scenes, jealousy and running emotions from Sam and the journey that she and her friends had to go through just to stop their time bomb from shutting down their own bodies. I absolute love this book.
I said it once i am saying it again Thank you Author Stephanie Karpinske for introducing me to another amazing story and great characters.
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My rating: 5 of 5 stars
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Ok once again Author Stephanie Karpinske did it again. i donât have enough words for this one i love how this series end it, i am gone keep this short but you really gone have to read this amazing story.
Ever since Samantha learned the truth about herself she has been struggling to figure out whoâs really in charge of her life, and she is trying to make her own choices. And i am not disappointed of how this book end it. i was so hooked on this series that i couldnât put the book down i just did not wanted to finish it and i just wanted to keep on reading more, you just gone have to read this book and i am gone keep saying it . Thank you so much Author Stephanie Karpinske for this amazing awesome trilogy i love it and canât wait to read more of your books
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