Eviction Notice Series

Eviction Notice by Robyn WyrickEviction Notice (Tantor 2012), is a raucous Sci-Fi/Fantasy adventure about Alice Able, an Iowa divorcee at the end of her rope. In the minutes before ending it all, she’s approached on her door-step by what appears to be a well-mannered lawyer in a tweed suit, explaining that the human race is being evicted from Earth. 

Humanity’s survival in the balance, Alice has to find a way to stop the eviction by the casually psychotic Councilwoman Fry. Alice’s country-girl earnestness and sincerity drives her transformation from hopelessness to hero. Eviction Notice is packed with comic missteps, alien abductions, romantic revival, space battles, invisible lawyers, rednecks with super powers, and a great mashup of Sci Fi fun.

Look for the second book, The Face of Planet Earth, in 2015.

The third book, The Forest Outside is anticipated for 2017.

2015 edition of Eviction Notice includes new chapters and expanded content.

Buy paperback on Amazon.com or here for the E-Book version.

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Review: “Eviction Notice” by Robyn Wyrick

I received a free copy of Eviction Notice (*****) through the Goodreads FirstReads program with the understanding that I would review it after reading. This affects my review only in that I probably never would have read this book otherwise–not for any lack of interest, but since I typically buy used books (budgetary considerations) and this was self-published, I probably never would have seen a copy otherwise. In fact, because it is self-published, I’m including the link to the Kindle version on Amazon, which is currently only about $3. You probably won’t find another way to get ahold of the book, and I highly recommend finding a copy.

Things are not going well for Alice Able. She’s recently divorced, she’s broke and unemployed, and emotionally a wreck. She’s planning to end it all, until she discovers that all life on Earth is about to be destroyed unless she can stop it…. We start out with high school seniors Sarah, Jenny, Gary and Barnaby as they set out to pull off an epic senior prank. They settle for a crop circle, setting off the series of events chronicled here. Their crop circle coincidentally mirrors the one being used a couple thousand miles away as a landing beacon, causing a fateful delivery to go awry. As a result, intergalactic trader Aloon and his misfit crew, Scrap and Carl, are alarmed to discover that not only has their delivery failed to arrive but the resulting breach of their contract is punishable by death. In order to buy a grace period in which to attempt to locate their cargo, Aloon quickly claims Earth as his property and then uses it as his collateral. If his claim is found to be valid, all life on Earth will be evicted. Investigating this claim are Clayton and Tyler, two bureaucrats from the council. Seeing that the USA is the dominant power on the planet, that it is a democracy, and that Iowa is the first state to vote in an election, they decided that whoever is first on their voting registry must be the person in charge. (Makes sense, right?) Thus, they show up at Alice Able’s door to inform her of the situation and ask if she has any comment?

Across the board, I absolutely loved this book. It was incredibly funny, and Wyrick shows a definite flair for taking the stereotypical scenes from films in this vein and turning them on their head to make you laugh. That said, the beginning was a little flat for me. Wyrick takes a moment from the climax and just drops you in, then goes back to the beginning. Sometimes this would work, but in this case you don’t know any of the characters yet and it is just confusing. Add that to the lack of comedy in these opening bits, and you think you’re in for a mediocre Independence Day knock-off. Then the first couple chapters are a bit slow. After that it really picks up though, so much so that I ended up giving it five stars. The voice of the book is excellent, if initially a bit confusing. One of the characters, Sarah, acts as the narrator for the story. All well and good, but she isn’t directly involved in most of it–and would have no way of knowing some of the included details, such as characters’ inner thoughts–and so the format becomes third-person-omniscient with scattered episodes of first-person narration. I was initially confused, but I got over it. I certainly wouldn’t change anything, as the resulting voice is incredibly fun. You just have to purposefully not think about how the narrator knows certain things. Like I said, well worth the read!

Content: Pretty PG. Mild language, a little violence (sometimes comedic), little to no sexual content.

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Sunday, April 7, 2013

Eviction Notice by Robyn Wyrick

When a group of teenage kids make a crop-circle out in a corn field as their senior high school prank it doesn’t quite go as planned. They accidentally create a landing beacon for an alien spaceship and a premise for a first novel. So begins Eviction Notice, a fun and lighthearted adventure story about hope, adventure, and amazing second chances. Continue reading “Great Review for Eviction Notice at Eat, Sleep & Read!”

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Review: Eviction Notice by Robyn Wyrick

by on March 5, 2013 · 1 comment

in 5 Stars, Alien, ARC, Guest Reviews, Science Fiction, Survival, V-Z

eviction noticeReviewed by Karin

I thoroughly enjoyed Eviction Notice. I didn’t want it to end, so instead of blitzing through it, I tried to savor it.

The author has a wonderful imagination, and the book flows well. I was given a copy to review, but that has not influenced my feelings for the book.

The book isn’t quite a romance, yet there is a romance in it.

Alice Able is having a hard day on top of a hard year. She has decided to kill herself, but first she feels she should take a shower, look her best, and put post-a-notes on all her belongings so they will be distributed after her death. Imagine her surprise to be confronted by two aliens, one that looks like a huge white furry monster (a lawyer) and only speaks in what sounds like growls, who think she is in charge of the planet. They are investigating whether it is owned by the other and can be used as his collateral in place of delivering the Glen Fairy.

Alice has to do some fast thinking. She ends up being the heroine of the story, courageous and resourceful.

Some high school kids, as a prank, have crushed a large crop circle design in a nearby field. Unknown to them, the identical design was to be the drop off point (or pick up point) for a Glen Fairy who is going to be given to the Zorgons so that war will be averted. When the space ship carrying her crashes in the high schoolers’ field, she is unexpectedly freed, but the one who is to take her to the Zorgons finds out he signed a contract that he will be killed if he doesn’t fulfill his part. Using the earth as collateral, which he claims he owns, he is given a one week grace period to deliver the Glen Fairy. If he doesn’t, all earth peoples will be evicted from the earth. Of course, the aliens don’t think this means our extermination. They think we have space craft.

Well, the book is off and running. Some chapters are Alice’s story with the investigators. Some chapters are the high school kids with the Glen Fairy. Some are the aliens trying to find the Glen Fairy.

The action heats up. You can imagine how difficult it would be to get anyone to believe you, if this were happening to you, but when you can be spirited away instantly to where you want to go (and away just as quickly), it makes for a fast learning curve for the nonbelievers.

Honestly, I can’t begin to tell you how clever the book is. It even has a bit of gentle satire. And Alice finds out her one high school date years before with the fellow who is now a sheriff had more going for it than either of them knew at the time, and her thoughts of him and how he acted when he never dated her again were not his motivation at all. And you guessed it, if they haven’t fallen in love, it is sure the next best thing.

There is a lot of humor in the book — it simply is very clever. There was one paragraph that echoed the idea of Christ — at least to me.

It is a very good read.

Rating: ★★★★★

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This book review has taken me ages as I was swamped with other books and some peripheral indulgences. So without much ado, here it is!
An absolute roller-coaster ride is what I would describe Eviction Notice as. Author Robyn Wyrick has taken an alien adventure story and turned it upside down punctuating the storyline with surprises, humor and incredible phantasm. A sci-fi that makes jokes at technology and aliens is a refreshing departure from the usual fare that we have been served in recent times.