Sacramento author Ricardo Cabral is a creative artist specializing in literature steeped in fantasy: from his first work
The Pitch--a novel--to the paranormal fantasy TWO TEDS ~ Twilight Rendezvous, which was released Jan 2023.
TWO TEDS ~ Twilight Rendezvous
Theadora Bulda and Ted Nelson co-host a radio program on KPFA Berkeley called “Two Teds.” Thea was brought on to incorporate her views on archaeology, especially Egyptology. The Berkeley grad student pens a thesis that advocates for “The Orion Correlation Theory,” dating the pyramids at Giza Plateau to 10,500 BCE. This lands her on the wrong side of Berkeley academia, i.e. department head, Dean Simmons.
While recovering from an appendectomy Thea is surprised by an Extra Dimensional Being (EDB), a Plejaren woman named Lumia. She says Thea has been tabbed as their emissary to lead The “New Path” enlightenment program. Against the advice of Ted Nelson, Thea promotes New Path on the radio show and forms a support group, self-named Pathfinders. Despite the increasing personal and professional attacks by the dean and his associates, Thea fully commits to her new role, placing her life – literally – on the line. The story culminates in high drama on the floor of Cal Berkeley's football stadium.
WHAT THEY'RE SAYING
"In Two Teds … R. A. Cabral crafts a world that is spiritually rich and succeeds in merging multiple worlds in this spellbinding narrative. This is a nuanced tale with strong and fully drawn characters and one that will appeal to fans of paranormal and science fiction. The author has the ability to meld realistic themes with the magic of the supernatural, teasing readers with the persistent thought of the spiritual while putting the heroine in a world that is easily recognizable —immediate and real. The voice is compelling, the prose is beautiful, and the characterization is as inventive as any reader could expect. The Book Commentary
A Clockmaker's Journey
On Christmas Eve 1700, British clockmaker Clarence suffers the indignity of an accidental drowning in the River Avon. In the Spirit World, given the option of guardian-angel-in-training (GAIT) or a cushy cloud overlooking the English Channel, he selects the former. But after two underwhelming missions, he leaves GAIT and ventures with his partner Sharah to the coast of Marseille. Shar introduces him to the Vulkhans, a renegade band of angels led by the charismatic leader, Phosphorus (aka “The Shining One”). Phosphorus encourages Clarence to pursue his passion and provides the facility and resources to create the world’s finest clocks. In time, the master horologist learns his new clocks—marketed under the Vulkhan’s brand LUCIFER LUX—are integral to their nefarious plans. Clarence escapes and returns to the Spirit World. His first assignment back at GAIT is to assist Bedford Falls’ suicidal resident George Bailey on Christmas Eve 1945. Movie fans will recognize the angel as Clarence Odbody: Angel-Second Class from the beloved holiday classic IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE.
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WHAT THEY'RE SAYING
Author R.A. Cabral delivers a fun, funky backstory for Clarence Odbody in A-S2: A CLOCKMAKER’S JOURNEY, a sweetly imaginative and appealing book that should amuse (most) fans of the Frank Capra classic holiday film, "It’s A Wonderful Life." -- IndieReader
THE MIRACLE OF THE
Christmas Wish Holder
In this holiday novella PR pro Grace McBride and her former high school sweetheart Donte Soltero reunite on a solution to save the Soltero family’s wooden toy creations from a high-tech company’s threat of a lawsuit. In the process the couple discovers the miracle of faith and the power of magick on a rare snowy Christmas Eve in Sacramento. This book has the heart of the holiday classic, MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET.
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The Adventures of Luther Woundup
and His Magical Orange Ball
From the moment Luther Woundup launches the orange baseball over the wall at Riders Field, Sacramento fans are introduced to the most intriguing mascot the game has ever seen. Luther bursts onto the field and into their hearts with the most ingenious, magical displays. But like a modern day Trojan Horse, the display serves as a ruse to collect human brain waves with an innocent-looking device invented by Luther's father, the reigning scientist on Spalding. The mission: convert the contents into cortesium, which is needed to save his people. At least, that's what Luther is told. Eventually, he learns the true purpose of his mission, pitting father against son in, "The Pitch," by Sacramento author, R. A. Cabral.