Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Giveaway for The First Dragoneer and The Blood of Coldfrost

Giveaways!

M.R. Mathias, author of The Sword and the Dragon, is giving away a fantasy Novella at Smashwords.



"The First Dragoneer" is the first installment of the Dragoneer Saga. 
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M.R. Mathias writes:
"The Royal Dragoneers" releases in mid Oct. and this free Novella is my only real promotion for it!
 
 
 
 
 
 
Also FREE:  "The Blood of Coldfrost" (A Wardstone Short)   click here to get your free copy of  "The Blood of Coldfrost"    No coupon needed for this one!

 


Celebrities for Breakfast

Celebrities for Breakfast
Shelley Stout



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Celebrities for Breakfast - a romantic comedy


Description: Personal shopper to the stars, Judith Collington, refuses to spend one more day in LA, answering the whiney demands of her Hollywood clientele. To escape, Judith and her seventh-grader, Shannon, give up their lucrative lifestyle to run a bed and breakfast in central Illinois. Judith prepares to purchase the property, until it changes hands in a poker game. New owner: Hollywood actor and part-time egomaniac, Ren Spencer. Judith installs Ren into the nearest guest room, where he insists on heated towels and meals on a tray. She would love to hate him, except he’s pathetic in an endearing sort of way. Oh, and did I mention he’s about to become engaged?

If you really want the latest, just read Shannon’s private computer journal. Her bedroom wall is plastered with posters of her all-time favorite star, but Shannon could care less if Ren Spencer’s a has-been at 35. He’s so hot, she can’t stop writing love stories about him. So what if Ren drinks too much and has to sober up in jail? And why can’t Shannon just have a normal mother like everybody else?

Monday, August 30, 2010

Virtual Pulp: Tales of High Adventure, Low Adventure, and Misadventure

Virtual Pulp
Henry Brown


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Virtual Pulp: Tales of High Adventure, Low Adventure, and Misadventure
#1


Description:
From medieval Europe to Reconstruction; from a post-apocalyptic future to an alien world's Dark Ages, the drums pound in adrenaline-charged unison. Strap yourself in for a wild escape from the mundane, into adventures that transcend space and time.
Allan of Barnsdale pledges loyalty to a doomed knight in exchange for inspiration to craft his tale of King Arthur...never imagining they are en route to an ambush by outlaws in Sherwood Forest.
Pick Garver returns to his hometown after the Civil War a hero to some, a turncoat to most, and less likely to be with his true love than when he left.
Three warriors from vastly different races must battle a sorcerer, an invading armada, and each other, while desperately seeking honor in a world where treachery is the norm.
Mechanic, armchair engineer and hot-dog pilot Rebble Rauser and his fellow citizens of the "Barbarian Nation" have their hands full protecting their sovereignty with blazing wing guns when an old rival of Rebble's makes a surprise visit during a war in a chaotic American future.
The convenience of E-reading is given a pulp magazine flavor in this fusion of quality writing with the imaginative adventure-lust of yesteryear.


Virtual Pulp is only $0.99 at Smashwords.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Corpse Whisperer

The Corpse Whisperer
Chris Redding


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Chris Redding is currently hosting a contest to win a tote bag filled with chocolate.  Open to US Residents only.  Please see her blog for more information.
 
Description:
A paramedic who can talk to dead people to solve their murders will lose her power on her rapidly approaching 30th birthday. She has one more murder to solve before that can happen.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Radium Halos: a Novel about the Radium Dial Painters

Radium Halos
a Novel about the Radium Dial Painters
Shelley Stout


 
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Description: Radium Halos is historical fiction based on the true events of the Radium Dial Painters, a group of female factory workers who, in the early 1920s, contracted radiation poisoning from painting luminous watch and clock dials with radium paint. Our narrator is Helen Waterman, a 65-year-old mental patient who worked at the factory when she was 16. She tells us her story through flashbacks, slowly revealing her past, the loved ones she's lost, and the dangerous secrets she's kept all these years. Includes a foreword by Leonard Grossman, son of the attorney for the Radium Dial painters.

Review:

Batt Humphreys, former senior producer for CBS News and author of Dead Weight

"Shelley Stout debuts with a novel of characters as compelling as the true story it covers. Like a good reporter, she follows the facts. In this case she not only uncovers a story little known, but more importantly she reveals in her characters, the humanity of a tragic tale."



 

Friday, August 27, 2010

Hell and Gone

Hell and Gone
Henry Brown

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BLURB:

A black market Russian nuke. Religious extremists who must conquer at any cost. An alienated loner with a deathwish. An Israeli city. These ingredients comprise a recipe that terrifies US intelligence. How can suicidal killer Bassam Amin be stopped before the Israelis take action...without assistance from the US military; without fracturing the Coalition Against Terror; and without triggering global jihad?
Enter retired commando Dwight "Rocco" Cavarra and a handful of other alpha-male SpecOps veterans who have never worked together. Within days of assembling, they must plow through an African civil war; infiltrate a heavily defended desert fortress; wrestle the WMD away from Amin and his fellow sociopaths while surrounded and outnumbered by desperate proportions; then waltz out of harm's way undetected by local warlords or the genocidal government. No problem--hooyah! But how should Rocco's Retreads handle the hard-charging Mossad agents Israel dropped in the hornets' nest to help the mission along...or was it to frag Cavarra and take over the operation themselves?
Only a maniac would volunteer for such an ate-up mission. Only a monster would use an A-bomb for terror. Both maniacs and monsters are on a collision course which could blow the world to hell and gone.

FEATURED REVIEW:

There are plenty of thrillers available that deal with threats that concern all of us in this age of terrorism. Some are even semi-realistic. None I have read, however, get down to the grunt-on-the-ground level like this little novel.
I was pleasantly surprised by the vernacular. The language is salty in places, but does not belabor the story.
The weaponry details, tactics and mutual support aspects of the story were as well done as I've read in any novel. There are no super men or women in Hell and Gone, just some flawed people going into a supremely dangerous situation with their eyes open. Some are not capable, whether morally, physically or intellectually of performing perfectly, or even of doing the right thing. Sounds like life to me.
I can heartily recommend Henry Brown's Hell and Gone to anyone who wants a timely thriller about imperfect humans thrown together into face to face combat for some reasons right, and some wrong. --Barnes & Noble Online customer review

Thursday, August 26, 2010

The Adventurion

The Adventurion
M.R. Mathias

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The Adventurion is on sale at Smashwords until Halloween.  
Use coupon code VF33D to get it for $1.00 




The Adventurion-
Fizz and Rodger, two adolescent boys, get caught up in a cutting edge, virtual reality internet game worlds actually exist. A dangerous on-line dragon hunt, and a gripping space battle on the Starship Parallax are but a few of the thrills they find there. Rodger pushes his luck and gets caught by ethereal aliens, leaving Fizz to tryand save the day. 

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Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Memoirs of a Bar Steward

Memoirs of a Bar Steward
Scott Evans

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Description:
Jacob Cox is 18 and finds himself running his family's new business, a dilapidated bar in a forgotten seaside town. Jacob longs to escape his family of villains, liars and psychopaths.  Could the bar be his last chance to make money and get away from everyone he despises?  Is his family really that bad or is he actually worse than all of them put together? 

To make the business a success he needs help from his dangerous twin brother Miller, his disastrous best friend Curly and his annoyingly cool younger brother Clint.  It's a perilous undertaking with monstrous foes and maybe even love (or just deadly sex).  If his con artist father, gang member mother, and his sinister little sister Marie don't destroy his plans, maybe, just maybe he can escape. 

A screwball comedy about a dysfunctional family who need each other to survive.

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Tuesday, August 24, 2010

The Usurper

The Usurper
Cliff Ball


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Goodreads has a two book giveaway that expires on August 25th.

Description:
Ever wonder what would happen if our worst fears were realized and we elected someone who was willing to destroy the USA, even if he was destroyed himself? The Usurper is that novel.

The Usurper  is a fictional account of what would happen if the Soviet Union and KGB were given the chance to take down the United States from within. They use the American political system, education system, terrorism, and commit environmental disasters to achieve these goals.

The Soviet Union and the KGB refuse to let the purging of communists in the United States government by Senator Joe McCarthy and the House Un-American Activities Committee deter them. Soviet Premier Khrushchev authorizes the KGB to embark on an ambitious, decades long plan to destroy the United States from within through the corruption of American politicians, the American education system, terrorism, and environmental disasters.

Gary Jackson, the main character, is the fulfillment of the KGB plan to destroy the United States from within. They raise him from birth to hate everything about the United States, indoctrinate him, and introduce him to terrorists across the world, where the KGB dictates all terrorist attacks. When Gary is a teenager, he is sent to the United States, with his fake birth certificate, to assimilate and begin his mission. Nothing will deter his goals of completely and utterly destroying the United States. When the Soviet Union dissolves, he is given a choice, and he decides to continue with the mission. A terrorist organization ends up filling in the gap left by the absent KGB, and they, together with Gary, conspire to destroy everyone in the United States who doesn't agree with them.

Find out what happens next, as a select few try to stop Gary Jackson.


Cliff Ball
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Monday, August 23, 2010

Not What She Seems

Not What She Seems
Victorine Lieske

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Back Cover:
Steven Ashton, a billionaire from New York, and Emily Grant, on the run from the law... and when they meet he can’t help falling for her. What he doesn’t know is that interfering in her life will put his own life in danger.

Not What She Seems holds you in suspense from the moment you begin down the path of murder and romance.


Description:
When billionaire Steven Ashton couldn’t stand his high society social life anymore, he left the stress of New York on a vacation for his soul. The need to meet real down to earth people lead him to a small Nebraska town he remembered visiting as a child. He didn’t want to lie about who he was, but he couldn’t exactly tell them the truth.

Emily could have easily fallen in love with Steven, under different circumstances, but her past was catching up with her and she needed a new life. If the authorities found out about her, she could lose the one thing that meant everything, her four year old son.

Not What She Seems is approximately 67,000 words long.



This book is a "sweet" romantic suspense, appropriate for all ages.
"I loved this. Edge of your seat suspense along with an excellent plot and great twists that keep you guessing. Pacy and well written, it's got everything you could want for an engrossing read." - Amazon Review


Sunday, August 22, 2010

Forbidden the Stars

Forbidden the Stars
Valmore Daniels

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Forbidden the Stars by Valmore Daniels
When Valmore Daniels watched the Space Shuttle Columbia's maiden voyage into space, his first thought was, How would a teenager, such as himself, get on one of those flights? Simple, hijack the shuttle! And with that kernel of a story, he began to plot out Forbidden The Stars, an epic science fiction journey from the Space Age to Earth's next era - the Interstellar Age.
The race for Interstellar Space is on!
Book Description:
At the end of the 21st Century, a catastrophic accident in the asteroid belt has left two surveyors dead, but the asteroid itself is completely missing, along with their young son, Alex Manez, who was accompanying them.
On the outer edge of the solar system, the first manned mission to Pluto, led by the youngest female astronaut in NASA history, has led to an historic discovery: there is a marker left there by an alien race for humankind to find. We are not alone!
While studying the alien marker, it begins to react and, four hours later, the missing asteroid appears in a Plutonian orbit, along with young Alex Manez, who has developed some alarming side-effects from his exposure to the kinetic element they call Kinemet.
From the depths of a criminal empire based on Luna, an expatriate seizes the opportunity to wrest control of outer space, and takes swift action.
The secret to faster-than-light speed is up for grabs, and the race for interstellar space is on!


About the Author:
In true nomadic spirit, Valmore Daniels has lived on the coasts of the Atlantic, Pacific, and Arctic Oceans, and dozens of points in between.
An insatiable thirst for new experiences has led him to work in several fields, including legal research, elderly care, oil and gas administration, web design, government service, human resources, and retail business management.
His enthusiasm for travel is only surpassed by his passion for telling tall tales
Visit the Author at ValmoreDaniels.com

Friday, August 20, 2010

First Snap of Winter

First Snap of Winter
Barry Eysman
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First Snap of Winter
Barry Eysman

Description of stories:
Malevolent fangs include: A neck of horror; Deformed Divination; A freak tabulating midnights; An Xmas present to Twirl; Shattered puzzles leading down to Bruised butterflies; Bloody 8th grade retribution; Surprise suburban grue; Goriest matricide; Knees and hands betray. Meant to hook--- Grim potato chips; Find winter has come calling--- Forever. For you.
262 pages, over 35 horror stories grim, well, except my obligatory IT,  that have that deep down childhood fear hook--written in the style of what I would like to see in Hitchcock magazines but rarely do. The Kindle is $6. Lulu has it available as download.

Review five stars Amaon--Larry Doxey
I RECENTLY PURCHASED BARRY EYSMAN'S BOOK 'FIRST SNAP OF WINTER, STORIES OF DREAD"
IM NORMALLY A SLOW READER BUT THIS BOOK CAPTIVATED ME. IT CARRIED ME INTO WORLDS OF
THOUGHT AND WONDER. MR. EYSMAN TRUELY HAS A GIFT TO WEAVE A DELIGHTFUL STORY.
FROM HIS STORIES 'LAMB IN THE WOODS' TO "WINTER WITH A GHOST" TO A STORY OF HANDS AND GHOSTS OF TOMORROW YOU WILL FIND IT HARD TO PUT THIS BOOK DOWN. I HAVE EVEN CAUGHT MYSELF GOING BACK AND REREADING CERTAIN STORIES. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS WONDERFUL
BOOK "FIRST SNAP OF WINTER" THANK YOU MR EYSMAN FOR GIVING US A TRIP INTO THE WORLD OF
OF WONDER ...AND YES WINTER HAS COME CALLING.

JC Phelps Blog with Connections

JC Phelps Blog
Now Has
Connections

This is exciting news!  

Dawn Judd, author of Reining In and the administrator of Breakout Books on Facebook, has allowed me to start feeding my blog directly into the Breakout Books Facebook page as well as my own Facebook fan page.

Hopefully this will help all of us authors out there.  If I haven't yet listed your book, contact me and I will get your book scheduled.  If you have more than one book send them all my way.  For full details about listing your book on this blog click here.


Don't forget to tell everyone you know about JC Phelps' Blog, JC Phelps Author page on Facebook and Breakout Books Facebook page and Breakout Books Blog.  The more people that know, the more people that will see your book listing!

 Thanks for reading!


~JC~

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Cameo the Assassin
Dawn McCullough-White
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Description:


~A dark fantasy set in the pseudo 18th century. In a world of corrupt royals, charming libertines and the supernatural, sometimes the anti-hero is the only hero you can find.


With a foiled revolution dividing the land, the royal family enlist the aid of assassins to keep things in order. The townsfolk entertain themselves regaling in stories of the undead said to walk the graveyards at night. . . and of Cameo the killer with corpse-like eyes.  Scarred and jaded, Cameo is one of the most formidable assassins in the employ of the Association. Moving from one mission to the next, she meets two dashing highwaymen who unwittingly throw in with the dangerous and otherworldly Cameo. But that's where the story really begins...


Review by Robert J. Duperre:

4.0 out of 5 stars A very good start..., July 18, 2010
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This review is from: Cameo the Assassin (Book One) (Kindle Edition)
At the end of the day, the art of writing fiction comes down to simply this: telling a good story. Sometimes there are other aspects involved, other points to be made. Yet, if those points of contention aren't held within the framework of a tale interesting enough for the reader to endeavor, they will be words used for naught. They will remain unread.

More on this later.

First of all, it's synopsis time. Cameo the Assassin is the story of, well, an assassin named Cameo. She is a woman with eyes white as a corpse, the best killer of a group called simply The Association. She resides in her tower when not off stalking her next victim, drinking copious amounts of liquor and being generally a miserable sod. She is a legend in her time, seemingly much older than she appears, never questions orders, and uses very unusual (and unknown to her employer) methods of both finding her prey and keeping herself safe.

Cameo seems content to live out her life in whatever perverse way she can, until she runs into a pair of highwaymen (coach robbers) while they hold up her carriage. These two men are named Black Opal, a "dandy" who wears too much makeup and enjoys women's clothes (seemingly in an attempt to compensate for his scarred appearance) and Bellamy, a lawyer-slash-poet-slash-playwright turned criminal. When our heroine meets these two, and falls into line with them, her known life takes a turn for, if not worse, at least very, very different.

It is with these two characters, and one who comes later, that the joys of this little tale are met. Cameo herself is a one-note creation - and she has to be, especially when one considers her backstory - and cannot carry the novel on her own. Which is why having two enjoyable, fleshed-out characters such as Opal and Bel is important. In many ways, they steer the plot more than the main character. Cameo does what she does because she doesn't have a choice in the matter. Opal and Bel, however, have free will, and they use that will to choose and follow a dangerous killer, for reasons of love. This is beautiful, it is necessary, and it's also interesting, because many times it's hard to figure out who exactly loves who. That guessing game in particular is quite fun.

The world that Dawn McCullough creates is one of magic and monsters, along with the type of technology one might see at the beginning of the nineteenth century. There are vampires, witches, corrupt royalty, and killers for hire, all plotting, both together and separately, to bring down our small band of antiheroes. This is something I really liked, as well. There are very few purely "good" characters in the book. All are deeply flawed, and some downright contemptible. They change very slightly, if at all, and yet seem to develop at least a sense of honor and duty, which presents itself in the loyalty they have to each other. I found this to be unusual and pleasing. It isn't often that I've read a book like this.

Now, onto what I started out this review saying.

"Cameo the Assassin" is an adventure novel, and one that works, but that isn't what I found to love the most about it. No, it's the underlying message that snatched me by the eyelids and forced me to look deeper. You see, to this reviewer's eye, Cameo the character isn't just an alcoholic killer. No, she is much, much more than that. She is a metaphor for the battered woman; a survivor, dead on the inside, strong in a certain way, with a knowledge of all the horrible things that have happened to her, and yet always, around every corner, she is a slave to that pain and the men in her life who inflict it upon her. She was a rape victim, an abuse victim, and a victim of the supernatural, and she allows them to define her. Even her relationship with Opal, who is outside that sort of misogynistic realm, is defined by his feelings for her, and not the other way around. This shows great character weakness, and is sorrowful in its reality, though presented in a fantastical way. This is my favorite part of all, and a reason in and of itself to pick up this book.

Now, one might wonder, with all the praise I've heaped upon this book, why I gave it four stars instead of five. I do this because of the only problem I had with the novel, which is the way it was written. It is constructed in third person omniscient, which is to me the worst of all points of view. We jump into and out of every character's head from one paragraph to the next, which can be 1) confusing, and 2) irritating. Now, I understand that it isn't technically the wrong way to do things, but I personally can't stand it, and think it's actually a bit lazy, so I'm docking a point.

With that being said, I still loved it, which should tell you something about how good the story is. It's definitely worth the couple bucks it'll take to try it out, and I think anyone who reads this review should do just that.

Contest and Sale Reminders!

This is just a reminder of the reviewer appreciation contest I'm running.  I've decided to offer Color Me Grey, the first book in the Alexis Stanton Chronicles, for $2.50 at Smashwords.  Click here to go to the Color Me Grey page at Smashwords and don't forget to enter the coupon code BU78K at checkout.

Also, the paperback version of Color Me Grey is discounted 25% via Createspace until August 31st.  Click here to be directed to the Createspace page and be sure to enter coupon code ETC33SHS at checkout. 

Click here for full details on prizes and method of entry.



If any of you authors out there have a contest/giveaway you'd like me to post just send me an email and I'll get it up here.  I'm still running the book posts as well, so if you haven't been featured but would like to be, send me your info.  To find out what I need from you, you can click here to read the post.



~JC~

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Phantom Love Story

Phantom Love Story
Jason W. Chan

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Summary:

A Phantom Love Story: When 16 year old Dash goes to summer camp, he sees a beautiful ghostly girl in a mural. One night, she pulls him into the mural, where they bond and fall in love. He finds out that she's bound in servitude by a demon, who marries her off to an even stronger demon.

Can Dash rescue the girl before she is married off? Or will she suffer in death, as she had in life?

A PHANTOM LOVE STORY explores how the love of a good girl can change the life of a boy forever.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Fourteen Days Later

 Fourteen Days Later...
Sibel Hodge

 

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Description:
Fourteen Days Later was short listed for the Harry Bowling Prize 2008 and received a Highly Commended by the Yeovil Literary Prize 2009. It is a romantic comedy with a unique infusion of British and Turkish Cypriot culture. Written in a similar style to Marian Keyes, it is My Big Fat Greek Wedding meets P.S. I Love You.

When accident-prone Helen Grey finds a thong stuffed into the pocket of her boyfriend’s best work trousers, it’s time for her to move on. His excuse that he needed to dust the photocopier and just thought that it was a rag sounds like a lame excuse.

Helen’s life is propelled in an unexpected direction after her best friend, Ayshe, sets her a fourteen-day, life-changing challenge. Helen receives a task everyday which she must complete without question. The tasks are designed to build her confidence and boost her self-esteem but all they seem to do is push her closer to Ayshe’s brother, Kalem.

How will Kalem and Helen get together when she’s too foolish to realize that she loves him? How can he fall for her when he is too busy falling prey to her mishaps and too in love with his own perfect girlfriend? How will Kalem’s Turkish Cypriot family react when they find out?

Is it really possible to change your life in fourteen days?

 
Review:

"A very good read." "Very enjoyable and fresh." --TRISHA ASHLEY


For reviews and purchases of Sible Hodge's latest novels: http://www.sibelhodge.com/Follow her on Twitter: http://twitter.com/sibelhodge

Monday, August 16, 2010

Shard Mountain

Shard Mountain
Joesph Mitchell


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Shard Mountain’s Website:
http://shardmountain.com

Shard Mountain by Joseph Mitchell - Sci-fi / Fantasy


THEY WERE ASLEEP FOR 572 YEARS...

Shard Mountain is an epic science-fiction fantasy novel set in a distant post-apocalypse future America.

Three young men involved in a highway accident are surprised to wake up not in a hospital, but in a dark underground tomb, five-hundred years in the future.

They emerge to discover a world completely unlike anything they knew, where bizarre mutations are common among people and wildlife, and scraps of ancient technology are dug from the ground like buried treasure.

They will have to learn to survive in this dangerous new world, and to unravel the mystery of what happened while they slept, to discover why they would be categorized as something other than human beings.


Review excerpt by Steven L. Hawk, author of 'Peace Warrior', from Amazon reviews.
Joseph Mitchell has crafted a wonderful piece of work with Shard Mountain. Reading this book is like watching a master juggler at work. He keeps dozens of creative balls, artistic daggers and literary chainsaws in the air simultaneously. And drops nary a one.

The story centers around two petty criminals, Charles and Jake, who meet on their bus ride to prison. One is a geek with too many unpaid tickets; the other, a stoner who jaywalked at the absolute worst time. The bus is in an accident with a military convoy and the pair, along with one of their guards, wakes up 571 years later. Mutants, mind reading, and mayhem ensue.

In telling this tale, Mitchell requires his readers to engage all seven senses (and then some) as he describes his version of Earth in the year 2581. The post apocalyptic world that he creates is vivid, lush and full of imaginative wonders. Similar to the world of Dune that Frank Herbert created more than forty years ago, this version of earth is as much a character in this book as any named protagonist.

...one of the best books I have read in a long time.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Erich's Plea: Book One of the Witchcraft Wars

Erich's Plea: Book One of the Witchcraft Wars
Tracey Alley
 
 
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Description:
The Kingdoms of Kaynos have been at peace for nearly a thousand years. Now the ambitions of a dark sorceress armed with a new, deadly type of magic called witchcraft threaten to tear the Kingdoms to pieces.

Locked deep in the bowels of Zeaburg's infamous, horror-filled subterranean prison the young druid Slade is haunted by a strange, recurring dream. A dream in which his beloved father, High King Erich of Vestland, pleads for Slade's help. 

Convinced of the dreams truth Slade must somehow attempt the impossible and escape the inescapable Zeaburg prison in order to find and save his father. 

Gathering an unlikely assortment of allies along the way Slade must not only find a way out of Zeaburg prison but must also find a way to prevent what threatens to be the bloodiest, most brutal war in the history of all the Kingdoms of Kaynos.

Will an unimaginable alliance, an unlikely friendship and a forbidden love be enough to save the Kingdoms of Kaynos?

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Take the Monkeys and Run

Take the Monkeys and Run
Karen Cantwell 


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Take the Monkeys and Run is available at Amazon until Aug. 15th for 99¢ then it goes back up to $2.99.  

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Description:
Film lover Barbara Marr is a typical suburban mom living the typical suburban life in her sleepy little town of Rustic Woods , Virginia.  Typical, that is until she sets out to find the missing link between a bizarre monkey sighting in her yard and the bone chilling middle-of-the-night fright fest at the strangely vacant house next door.  When Barb talks her two friends into some seemingly innocent Charlie’s Angels-like sleuthing, they stumble upon way more than they bargained for and uncover a piece of neighborhood history that certain people would kill to keep on the cutting room floor.

Enter sexy PI Colt Baron, Barb’s ex-boyfriend who would love to be cast as new leading man, filling the role just vacated by her recently estranged husband, Howard.  When Colt flies in from out of town to help Barb, events careen out of control and suddenly this mini-van driving mother of three becomes a major player in a treacherous and potentially deadly FBI undercover operation.  It’s up to her now.  With little time to spare, she and she alone, must summon the inner strength necessary to become a true action heroine and save the lives of those she loves.  The question is can she get them out alive before the credits roll?
               
From Publishers Weekly
This fun if light novel’s quippy, hilarious narrator, Barbara Marr, has so much warmth and genuine gumption, you’d certainly want her on your criminal investigative team. The spunky Virginia housewife and mother of three is almost at the end of her rope — her hunky husband, Howard, has left her; it’s her 45th birthday; and she’s just discovered three monkeys living in the trees in front of her house. “Life was pretty sucky” as she puts it. But while investigating the curious case of these monkeys, a bit of unexpected adventure shakes things up just the right amount. In a warm-hearted, deftly observed comic-farce-meets-mobster mystery, Barbara and her friends from her quiet suburban neighborhood, Peggy and Roz, stick their noses into the business of a deserted house down the street and find themselves caught up in some off-the-wall FBI business that hits way closer to home than they could have imagined. Perhaps a bit goofy at times, this is nevertheless an outright treat: diverting, funny and fast-moving.  --
This text refers to the manuscript reviewed as a part of the 2009 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award Contest.

Karen Cantwell,
Author of Take the Monkeys and Run, www.karencantwell.com
Watch the book video at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZlCJKr9xvlE

Friday, August 13, 2010

Bliss and Grief

 Bliss and Grief
Jason W. Chan


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Bliss and Grief:

Romance, fantasy, betrayal and forgiveness are the driving forces behind BLISS AND GRIEF.

Incubus Colton confesses his love to his human best-friend Daphne, knowing that it's forbidden for an incubus to fall in love.

He is immediately recalled to a nightmare world called Grief for punishment, where he is bound in servitude to a plant monster and forced to seduce dreaming girls to survive.

Colton must choose to stay in Grief forever or take a pill that makes him forget Daphne entirely.

As thoughts of the pain of neglect flood his mind, he impulsively takes the pill, and but then immediately regrets it when he relives blissful times with Daphne. Will he find a way to undo its effects before the police recapture him and take him to the torture chambers? Or is he destined to return home without love for the only girl he has ever loved?




Author bio:

Jason W. Chan is a Canadian citizen. He is also a University student as well as a civil servant. He loves to read and write. His favorite writers include Anita Shreve, Stephen King, Marian Keyes. His favorite films include Titanic, Beauty and the Beast. As for music, no one can beat Celine Dion.


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