by Gene Helfman

  • Released: July 2021
  • Genre: Novels

Time is running out for the iconic killer whales of the Pacific coast. Orca families have been decimated by humanity’s greed and folly, their food supply wiped out, their infants dying from starvation and tainted mother’s milk.

Captive male orca Makai is destined for freedom, but a human-caused tragedy upends his world. Plotting revenge, acceptance into orca society, and reversal of his adopted family’s decline, his success hinges on fellow orcas, whale researchers, and a runaway teenager with Orca Clan roots. But Makai’s radical plan must first overcome millennia of orca cultural tradition.

Profits from the sale of Beyond the Human Realm will be donated to orca conservation efforts.

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Luminare is superb. They hold your hand through the entire publication process, A to Z. And that's with their basic service package. They answer questions promptly, even the stupid ones. Other "hybrid" companies cost more, wanted a guarantee of sequels, or had a two year delay before publication. The only delays I experienced were the ones I caused. And at each step, I could see where I would have wasted time being confused with how to deal with proof reading, type face, book layout, cover design, and pretty constant modifications to each. Then they walk you through (or rather walk and you follow) downloading your files for print and e-book distribution, including running interference with Amazon, Kindle Direct, and Ingram Spark, the main outlets for a self-published book. I couldn't be happier and have already recommended Luminare to fellow authors. Gene Helfman