Monday, April 14, 2014

A-Z Indie Books: Lyon's Legacy

Lyon's Legacy

Author: Sandra Ulbrich Almazan

Sometimes being a geneticist isn't enough to understand your family....

Joanna Lyon is the great-granddaughter of the legendary TwenCen musician Sean Lyon. She may have inherited her ancestor's musical talent, but her parents' bitter divorce and her Uncle Jack's attempts to remake her into another Sean have left her hostile toward her family and music. Her passion is for science, but since she has no access to the family funds, she struggles to earn enough credits for graduate school. Then her uncle sets up a business deal with her employer to make Joanna go on a mission for him: travel via the spaceship Sagan to an alternate TwenCen universe where Sean is still alive in Chicago, 1962. Joanna must collect a DNA sample from Sean so her uncle can create a clone of him. She refuses at first, but finally agrees to go. Secretly, however, Joanna believes her uncle will exploit the clone, and she plans to sabotage the project to stop him. But when she falls in love with one of the scientists in the Sagan's genetics lab, clashes with other time travelers who fear she'll change how history develops on the alternative TwenCen Earth, and receives devastating personal news, Joanna will find herself pushed to her limit even before she comes face-to-face with her hated ancestor. Their encounter will leave her changed forever. Will she still be able to thwart her uncle's plan, and what will she have to sacrifice to do so?

Sandra's Comments: This novella was fueled by my twin passions for science and the Beatles, especially John Lennon. It was also my debut as an indie author. It's peaked at #3 on the Time Travel bestseller list on Amazon during promotions, and it's also earned recognition by the Book Readers Appreciation Group. It's available in all eBook formats as well as paper and audio. To purchase on Amazon, click here for the eBook (priced at $2.99) and here for the paperback (priced at $7.77).


  1. 'Lyon's Legacy' seems to have an appealing content. I'd love to read it. I like novels containing science, time-travel and genetics, and it also sounds like a thriller. It is interesting that John Lennon would have inspired Susan.
    Glad I found this site on the A-Z.

  2. Science and the Beatles seem like an unlikely combination, but it sounds like it works!

  3. I haven't gotten to the sequel yet but I will say: this was a top-notch scifi story. Hard science, good storytelling, unique premise. You've got a lot of talent, Sandra.

  4. And it's on my list... sitting in my kindle app, actually. I might do better with that stuff if I had an actual kindle. >sigh<

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  6. I read and enjoyed the book immensely. Especially the portions in the alt earth. Great job!