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When Maya Smock writes her first novel, everything seems to go her way. Her book practically writes itself. She marries her gorgeous agent. Her name is on all of the best seller lists. Billionaire author Jay McCallister takes an interest in her meteoric rise to fame and invites her into his world of alien-believing celebrities. Her life changes forever when he tells her th ...more
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Published May 31st 2016 by Solstice
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Dina Rae Thanks so much! U made my day! The next book is called The Sequel and is currently being edited by my publisher, Solstice. I am estimating end of Augu…moreThanks so much! U made my day! The next book is called The Sequel and is currently being edited by my publisher, Solstice. I am estimating end of August. Thanks again!(less)
Dina Rae Thanks so much, Marilyn! You made my day! I am almost finished with The Sequel (Volume 2/2). Thanks so much for your interest! My publisher (Solstice)…moreThanks so much, Marilyn! You made my day! I am almost finished with The Sequel (Volume 2/2). Thanks so much for your interest! My publisher (Solstice) will probably have it ready to go in July/August. Much appreciated!(less)
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megHan
Aug 08, 2016 rated it liked it
Have you ever read a book that you both loved and hated all at the same time? That is very much this book for me.

At first, the author completely had me captivated by the story of General Robert Andreas and Dr. Karl Jaeger, a military man who works for the government and a man who is described as "perhaps one of the Nazi's biggest monstrosities of the war." Very science fiction. Very Area 51. I'm hooked.

Then, out of nowhere, the story changes to the story of Maya Smock and how her life intermingl
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Sherry Fundin
Maya Smock has so many questions…does her inspiration come from her muse, is she channeling her writing, who are her parents, where does she come from…It’s downright terrifying the things she goes through as she heads to Area 51 for answers and I was totally engrossed in the story, unwilling to put the book down until the last page was read.

I voluntarily reviewed a free copy of The Best Seller by Dina Rae.

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K.S. Marsden
Maya has nothing in her life, except her love of reading. When she dabbles in writing her own novel, which instantly becomes a best seller, things start to get more than a little crazy.

I received a free copy in exchange for an honest review.

This story follows two timelines - that of Maya, a successful, newly-published author; and a secret government base, set up after the Roswell crash.

Both are highly-creative.
American General Andreas and ex-Nazi Dr. Jaeger are at the front of an exciting new ar
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Gerald Kubicki
Jan 24, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Satisfying book. It has Nazis, aliens, writers and a plot going back manay years.
Mary  Allen
Jul 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I Am Blown Away by this Book, wow what a story. I am having a hard time trying to decide what to say about a who knows, maybe conspiracies need another like its story. I really got into this plot.
Lillian
Jun 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Great book.

Could not put this book down. It reads like 2 stories at one time. I recommend thisis book and look forward to part 2.
Ian Miller
Feb 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This book is written in two streams. One involves a US General so taken by alien life that when he finds a Nazi concentration camp doctor doing experiments on trying to incorporate some allegedly alien DNA into fertilized eggs from camp victims, he loses his ethics and gets the doctor to the US. Then the General is put in charge of getting what he can from the Roswell incident. No, dear reader, in this book at least, Roswell was NOT a weather balloon. As the story progresses, the General's soul ...more
Nissanmama
Jun 03, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, twimom227-blog
The Best Seller is a solid foundation to an as yet unnamed new science fiction series by Dina Rae. With the flood of paranormal romance in the last decade, it’s been a long time since I’ve read a book about plain, old fashioned aliens. We’re talking little green men with big eyes, flying saucers, and government conspiracy. It’s retro in a good way. There’s even a nod to the History Channel’s Ancient Aliens. (Come on, you know you watch it and rant about the amount of product Giorgio Tsoukalos pu ...more
Ronda  Tutt
May 31, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Brilliant and Creative Writing!

A Sci-fi Conspiracy theory that leaps and expands into new boundaries.

What a Perfect book for those who love an excellent thought provoking, conspiracy twisting, and mind boggling turns of drama that will have you questioning every legend, tale, or heritage you think you knew. How pure of a human are you – Angel, Demon, or Alien? Ever thought why some individuals are smarter and more successful than others – how it came naturally for them and harder for others? Whe
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Danielle Urban
Jul 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing
The Best Seller by Dina Rae brings out one of the most unbelievable conspiracies of all. Yet, inside the tale, it seems so real. I was hesitant at first when reading this book. Then, I really got into the plot. The story chapters switch between the happening now moment to what happened back when the Nazis were a real threat. Here, readers will find the US government hiding as well as allowing Hitler's craziest doctors to conduct experiments. Experiments that involve four aliens. Aliens that can ...more
Dana Sexton
Sep 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Awesome!

Could not stop reading! Best read in years! Truly captivating! Looking forward to the sequel and any others by they author!
SHUiZMZ
Jul 10, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction, books-i-own
The book was a fun read, filled with lots of conspiracies and cool ufo and alien shit in it. who doesn't wanna read about Nazis? ...more
Sandra Crow
Aug 05, 2016 rated it really liked it
Intriguing

This is definitely a good read. It took me a bit to really get into it, but once I did I could not put it down. This is a really good story.
Rachel Jordan
Maya Smock's life changes for ever when her debut novel becomes a success. Maya feels as if the novel somehow wrote itself something she can't explain. But with her rise comes marriage to Claude her publicist, big houses and new cars.
Jay McCallister takes an interest in Maya and the two soon become friends. But Jay reveals something to Maya that will change her life even more.

This book has elements of sci-fi, paranormal and historical fiction and it had me gripped from the very start. Along wit
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Darlene
Jan 30, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I won a copy of Dina Rae's "The Best Seller: A novel about codes, chromosomes, and conspiracy" in a Goodreads giveaway. The story is an exciting sci-fi thriller with a historical fiction-esque feel on half of it. The book alternates between the present day life of main character Maya Smock and the post WWII past of General Andreas and the origins of his experiment. However, this doesn't affect one’s ability to follow the story. The best seller is full of intrigue, suspense, and action, some alie ...more
michael pilgrim
May 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
super si-fi

I am not a fan of si fi, but this book is super. the author made a mistake. NASA was created in 1958. my dad worked for NACA which was the precursor and the time frame of the book was 8-10 years earlier. I can really relate to this book, having lived in and around the area. this book will really make you think about the changes in our lives today due to the story line. have an open mind while reading this one. I look foreward to the sequel and hope it carries on the excellant story-ti
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Éric Kasprak
Feb 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Do you like the show Ancient Aliens? This book thread similar ground and does it very well. The story is split between two timelines (post WWII and present time) and they eventually link together nicely. The writing is very smooth and the protagonist are all interesting and well define. I really, really love the WWII part of the story, but found that the present time story was totally engaging as well and a breeze to read. Dina Rae his an awesome storyteller and this, somewhat, low key Alien/DNA ...more
R.K. Emery
I loved being back in this world with these characters. I enjoyed getting to read about their ups and downs. This was an action packed and drama filled installment in the Sci-Fi Series an it will not disappoint fans of the first novel. There is a lot going on and be prepared to be caught up in a whirlwind and dive right in.
MARILYN HOLLINGSWORTH
May 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Best SF Book I have Read Recently

I wish I could give this book higher marks than five stars. This book will captivate your imagination and hold you spellbound. Read it! Pass it around! Dina Rae is destined for success!!!
Douglas E.
Jun 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Good read

Good , fast read....any si-fi lover would really like it ,kept me coming back again and again I think the book would have been just as great without the foul language....
Teena Alihassan
Jul 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
great read, waiting for sequel.
Nancy (The Avid Reader)
Maya Smock lived in the system all her life. She grew up in foster care. Her mother left her at an orphanage when she was a baby. She was put into some very rough homes throughout her life. She was abused in more than one way. When she told once everyone thought she was crazy and she vowed never to tell again.

After the system threw her out on the street when she was eighteen years old with no job or anyone to help her she did manage to hit it lucky though. She met a guy that worked in a bookstor
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Jessica Bronder
Jun 10, 2016 rated it it was amazing
We start the story in 1947. General Robert Andreas is giving the task of covering up a crash landing of a UFO in Roswell. He transports the two ships and four bodies to Broom Lake were a former Nazi scientist, Doctor Jaeger has been relocated. He was a lesser known scientist that specialized in genetics during World War II. Now with the alien bodies he can continue these experiments.

We also follow Maya Smock, a girl that started out in an orphanage and bounced around in foster homes when she wen
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Brenda
Sep 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-in-2017
I don't know what to say. I don't usually read SCI-FI and I didn't know this was going to be more SCI-FI than about WWII. From the cover I thought it was going to be about Hitler and WWII but was very surprised that was only the tip of the iceberg and that it was a SCI-FI and I loved it. My only complaint is the second of two books is not available, yet! ...more
Randy Wolf
Jan 22, 2018 rated it did not like it
This book is terrible.

There are so many typos in this book that the author should sue her editor. At least get her money back. The story is two pronged, first the story of Maya, the protagonist and author of a sci-fi story about aliens during the nazi era. That part of the story holds promise but then devolves into her bad marriage and her will to get a divorce. Yawn. Not what I expected. Then the other part is the text of her book. It involves an Air Force General who is running Broom Lake, a
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Francene Stanley
Feb 26, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I found the plot in this novel riveting with its exposition of alien theories. The author shows the events viewed in first person by a young woman—humble, unassuming and poor because she was given away as a babe. Kaya’s experiences are interspersed with heartless scenes from a secret laboratory along with her husband’s calculated viewpoint, which built to a suspenseful climax and left me breathless to read The Sequel, Dina Rae’s next book.

Along with good descriptions of sights, sounds and smells
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Gina Stamper
Jan 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: sci-fi, historical
Another great installment in Dina Rae’s Sci-Fi series.
I was particularly happy that everything was taken up another notch in this novel, Rae wasn’t messing around when she wrote this.

At the beginning we are are given just enough information to get us caught up. Then you are back into the action and there is plenty of new drama unfolding.

Overall a great addition to the Sci-Fi series world.
Matt Harrison
Meh... cool story, pretty unsatisfactory ending, still think it sounded a little YA-ey. Aliens and ex-Nazi scientists and a rookie author livin' the dream. Lots of potential, but man, some of these Kindle Unlimited folks need to go to writing camp! ...more
Mike Tosto
May 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Wow awesome read I cannot wait for another book to come out written by Dina Rae!!
Joanne Yarrish
Aug 29, 2017 rated it it was ok
Hard to follow

You really need to be a scifi follower to like this. Cant believe it wasn't ended but now you have to read the sequel
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Dina Rae has written eight books. Crowns and Cabals is her newest conspiracy thriller. The e-book and paperback are sold on Amazon.
Dina lives with her husband, two daughters, and three dogs outside of Dallas. She is a Christian, avid tennis player, movie buff, teacher, and self-proclaimed expert on several conspiracy theories. She has been interviewed numerous times in e-zines, websites, blogs, n
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