Monday, February 28, 2011

Featured Author - Bradley Convissar

Bradley Convissar
Pandora's Children Book 3: Death Bleeds Into LifePandora's Children Book 1: In the Chair

Description:  
What you will find in the Pandora’s Children short story books is what I describe as classic horror; no slasher stories, no gore for the sake of gore, no zombies and definitely no vampire romances.  This is strictly old school King/Koontz/ Staub/Barker psychological horror featuring men, monsters and ghosts.  

I currently have 3 short story collections out with 1 more on the way: Pandora's Children Books 1-3, In The Chair, Too Young To Die and Death Bleeds Into Life, respectively.  The first book has 2 stories (16,000 words), the second has 3 stories (30,000 words) and book 3 has 4 stories (40,000 words).  

Pandora's Children Book 3: Death Bleeds Into LifeThe fourth book, entitled the Wretched Ones, will have 4 stories and be close to 55,000 words.  

I also have a free 7-story, 20,000 word collection called Pandora's Children: Dark Interludes at Smashwords.  If you enjoy horror, take a look.  You won’t be disappointed.  More info on the individual books can be found at the official website: www.pandoraschildren.com.
 






Author Bio:  
I am a 33 year old dentist from NJ.  I graduated from Tulane University in New Orleans in 1999 with a degree in Evolutionary Biology and earned my DMD in lovely Newark, NJ in 2003.  I am married, have 2 young kids and a diabetic wiener dog, and I love to extract teeth :-)  I a diehard Philadelphia Phillies fan who was there when they won the World Series in 2008.  I’ll tell you, I feared for my life when I stepped out of the stadium that night; I felt like I was in a post-apocalyptic America.  Teenagers were rioting, cars were overturned, broken glass was everywhere, and every trashcan was full of flames.  My wife and I raced back to our car as quickly as possible for fear of being trampled. I love reading comic books and playing on my Nintendo Wii During my oral surgery rotation, I actually had the honor of extracting the teeth of felons while they were handcuffed to my chair.  I was warned more than once to keep the sharp instruments away from them. And one morning, not long after 9/11, while living in an  apartment in Northern Jersey, I was awoken at 8:00am by 2 men in full biohazard suits searching for the presence of a mystery chemical reported by one of the residents.  Turned out to just be liquid curry spilled in the common room.  And that, my friends, is the extent of the interesting parts of my life.  

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Promotions
I have 2 promotions going on at this moment:
  • I am offering a coupon code for Pandora’s Children Book 2: too Young To Die on my Facebook Fan page.  Just head over to  http://www.facebook.com/pages/Bradley-Convissar-Author/178862205471284, click the free tab button on the left, hit the Like button, and a coupon code for Smashwords becomes available so readers can download it in any format they choose.  This promotion runs through 3/10/11


  • Description of Dark Interludes is as follows (simple but effective):  A horrific car accident.  A child’s playhouse that is not what it seems.  A four-way intersection that shouldn’t exist.  An anniversary dinner between Vietnam veterans.  A dentist and a wood chipper.  A man trapped within his own skin.  A Christmas Grinch.  Seven short and disturbing tales that will keep you thinking long after you turn your eReader off.  
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Saturday, February 26, 2011

Recently Read - Model Agent

Model Agent
by
Sean Sweeney

Model Agent: A Thriller (Jaclyn Johnson, code name Snapshot series)  

This book is one I'd been waiting for.  Though, I've read many good books over the past few years, I've not watched bookshelves or waited for release dates for a very long time.  That was until I heard about Model Agent.  I'd read a few snippets online over the past couple of months and was instantly hooked.  The author didn't plan to release until August or September, so when I found out this was available now, I was very happy.

Here is the review I posted on Amazon:

I went into this book expecting to really enjoy it and wasn't disappointed. Jaclyn Johnson is a great character that I would love to read about again. At the end of the book is a sneak peak into the next in the series - Rogue Agent. I'm excited!

Though the main character is Jaclyn Johnson, the author does a wonderful job of telling the story from above and making the situations and characters extremely believable. I'd love to tout the fact that this book is full of strong female characters but that doesn't mean the book is geared toward women only. It's not.

This story line is great and the writing descriptive and flows with ease. This is not a short book and I finished it in just a couple of days because I just couldn't put it down. I had to know what was going to happen next.

I can hardly wait until the next installment! 

Description:
The human body consists of two-thirds water.

As concertgoers on a steamy day in Boston find out, water can kill as much as it gives life.

A terrorist attack at City Hall Plaza has the authorities perplexed. The government, in response, sends in a capable but young agent – an agent born from the ashes of terrorism itself – to handle it.

But as her partner dies and the terrorist strikes again, Jaclyn Johnson – code named Snapshot – finds herself in a situation she has trained a decade to face: She’s up against a man with enough money to finance a war against his competition. With a deadline in place to stop him – and with a car holding enough hidden tricks to evade capture – Snapshot infiltrates his hidden installation and finds out her target’s true end game, a secret that could have the world fighting over water.

BigAl's and Pals recently posted a review of this book.  You can click the link below to read it.

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Friday, February 25, 2011

Current Giveaways - February 25th, 2011

To submit to my blog for giveaways, contests and sales please check out my Submissions page for more information.



Blog Giveaways!
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Author AdvenTours

Win a $40 Amazon Gift Card.

Here's how it works: Purchase any of the books shown below during the month of February and you will be entered in our gift card drawing. One entry for each book purchase. Already purchased all of them? Why not gift one to someone you love? Forward your reciept to breakoutbooks (at) gmail (dot) com to be entered. (Subject Line: February Blog Tour Giveaway)
All entries will also be entered in the 2011 Kindle Giveaway.
Encrypted (a science fantasy romance)
Summer Solstice Wishful Thinking (Daughters of Oberia, Book I) Union of Renegades: The Rys Chronicles Book I Piety and Murder
 
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JohnHartness.com

Win a Kindle or a Nook!

Now through March 2011, I’m accepting entries into a contest to win a brand new Kindle 3 or Nook e-reader! That’s right, kids, just for being cool and commenting on this here blog you could win almost $200 worth of swanky electronic toys! And to make it better, I’ll load my books onto the device for you, so you don’t have to do anything but take it out of the box and start to enjoy it! This contest will run through the end of March, 2011, and here’s a sweetener for those of you who already own e-readers - if you win and decide you don’t want a Kindle or a Nook, let me know and I’ll send you a $200 Amazon gift certificate! So no matter what, you can get some cool stuff!

How to enter:
1) No Purchase is necessary. You may earn an entry into the contest by simply commenting on this blog post. You will earn one entry for commenting here. You will not earn multiple entries for multiple comments.
2) You can earn multiple entries, and this is how you do that. You earn two entries for each copy of my books you buy, no max. Just send me an email with the Amazon/Apple/BN order confirmation and your name. Please block out confidential information like where you live.
3) You can earn multiple entries by answering trivia questions about the books, and those will be posted below. You get one entry for each correct answer. Please don’t share the answers, the whole point is to generate readers. That said, if you borrow the book from someone, you can still get all the entries for the correct answers.
4) You can get two entries for posting a review on Amazon, regardless of whether you liked the book or not. If you hate it and give it a review (must be at least 100 words, and no bs like “I hated it” 34 times) I’ll give you two entries. That’s two entries per book reviewed, so the more reviews you write, the more entries you get. Obviously you can only review each book once, because to do anything else skews the review process. And I really do want honest responses, so if you think it’s crap, don’t be afraid to tell me. I’ll just curl up under my keyboard any cry, that’s all.
5) You can win extra entries by donating to 24 Hours of Booty on my page. This is a bike ride to raise money for cancer that I participate in with some folks from work. For every $10 you donate, you get one entry!

Please visit the site for the trivia questions.

JohnHartness.com


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Facebook Giveaways

Pandora’s Children Book 2: too Young To Die   
Just head over to  http://www.facebook.com/pages/Bradley-Convissar-Author/178862205471284, click the free tab button on the left, hit the Like button, and a coupon code for Smashwords becomes available so readers can download it in any format they choose.  This promotion runs through 3/10/11 








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Goodreads Giveaways




 
Giveaway dates: Feb 06-Mar 06, 2011
1 copy available, 120 people requesting
Countries available: US and CA  
Outcast from Hell. Banished from Heaven. Lost on Earth.

The battle of Armageddon was finally fought... and ended with no clear victor. Upon the mountain, the armies of Hell and Heaven beat each other into a bloody, uneasy standstill, leaving the Earth in ruins. Armageddon should have ended with Heaven winning, ushering in an era of peace. That's what the prophecies said. Instead, the two armies--one of angels, one of demons--hunker down in the scorched planet, lick their wounds, and gear up for a prolonged war with no end in sight.

In this chaos of warring armies and ruined landscapes, Laila doesn't want to take sides. Her mother was an angel, her father a demon; she is outcast from both camps. And yet both armies need her, for with her mixed blood, Laila can become the ultimate spy... or ultimate soldier. As the armies of Heaven and Hell pursue her, Laila's only war is within her heart--a struggle between her demonic and heavenly blood.

 

 
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Smashwords Giveaways


The Yellowstone Caldera has erupted once every 600,000 years. We’re 40,000 years overdue. Lava flows stretch for hundreds of miles. A cloud of ash billows east, burying the Midwest, destroying crops, and falling upon the Pacific Coast like a warm, dead snow. The remnants of the United States flees south as the global temperatures plummet. These are the stories of the survivors.
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? A screwball comedy about family.





A collection of my first five short stories, plus two new ones, all in one place! the new stories include "By The Teeth Of His Skin", a dark tale of the wicked way the mind works, and "Naughty and Nice", a twisted Christmas tale.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Featured Book - Sink or Swim

Sink or Swim
by
Stacy Juba
 
Sink or Swim  

Description:
How do you change the channel when reality TV turns to murder? Personal trainer Cassidy Novak has gained fame for starring on a hit reality show. Not only does she lose and have to walk the plank, but upon returning home, Cassidy discovers she is being stalked. As her former competitors get killed off, Cassidy refuses to play by the stalker’s bizarre rules. She’s also being shadowed by photographer Zach Gallagher, who has been assigned to capture her personal moments for the local newspaper. She wants to trust Zach, but fears he may not be as nice as he seems. When the stalker forces a showdown, Cassidy must walk the plank again – this time for her life.

Review:
“Being on a hit reality show not once, but three times, made Sink or Swim really hit home for me… It was an easy read and extremely well written… I would love to see it come out as a movie one day!”- Stephenie LaGrossa, owner of GiGi Restaurant & Lounge, Philadelphia PA, Television personality and fan favorite Survivor: Palau, Guatemala, Heroes vs. Villains

Connect with the author:   http://stacyjuba.com/blog/


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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Featured Book - Three Sisters

Three Sisters
by
Helen Smith 

Three Sisters (The Emily Castles Mysteries) 


Description:
It's bonfire night in London. Emily has been invited to a party in the big house at the end of her street by the new owners, whom she has never met. Emily's dog Jessie has recently died so Emily is feeling a little raw and emotional. How could she know, as she left her house that evening, that she was making an appointment with death?

Three Sisters is short fiction - approximately 17,000 words, equivalent to around 70 printed pages. It is the first story in a new comic mystery series by award-winning novelist Helen Smith, featuring amateur sleuth, Emily Castles.

It contains no swear words or sexual content.



Review
"I thought this was a great read from start to finish and will be looking out for the series."
5* Booked Up
 
News:
I'm taking part in a story-telling event called YARN in London on 20th February. I will be talking about the mysterious disappearance of my friend, Araminta, a time-traveler.

Author bio:
Helen Smith is the author of Alison Wonderland, Being Light and The Miracle Inspector as well as children's books, and plays.


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Amazon Page:   Amazon.com author page



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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Featured Book - Where Dreams are Born

Where Dreams are Born
by
Joyce DeBacco
Where Dreams are Born  



Description: 
It was supposed to be a win-win situation—a safe environment in which to raise a son for single mom Vicky, housekeeping and childcare for widowed Jack. Believing they’ve had their shot at happiness, neither is looking to complicate their lives with a romantic entanglement. At first Jack sees Vicky as skinny and plain, guarded with him, but openly warm with his children, an important quality for a man who grew up in the foster care system. However, his growing attraction to the woman who scrubs his toilets and washes his underwear endangers their good working relationship. Vicky, too, is reluctant to get involved, having been down that road before with disastrous results.
When Jack learns his best friend fathered Vicky’s son and now wants partial custody, he feels threatened. He’s come to care deeply for both, and doesn’t want to lose the family they’ve become. In desperation he offers a radical solution—marriage. Vicky knows she can do worse than marry Jack, but wonders how successful their marriage would be when its only reason for being was to keep from losing her son. Add to this a troubled child with a secret about her dead mother and a vindictive ex bent on revenge and complications abound.


 See sample chapters at the Author's Website:   joycedebacco.com

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Monday, February 21, 2011

Featured Book - No Rest for the Wicca

 No Rest for the Wicca
by
T.C. Lotempio
NO REST FOR THE WICCA 

Description:
Communing with the dead is an everyday occurrence for PI Morgan Hawkes. A half-Wiccan witch who can commune with spirits of those caught between worlds, Morgan uses her talents to exorcise the trapped ghost or demon as part of the Paranormal Investigation Squad – until a string of murders with a voodoo slant prompts the Special Forces Agency to ask for her assistance. Someone’s killing pureblood witches- and the SFA’s convinced Morgan’s heritage (her father was a voodoo priest) could be instrumental in solving the mystery. Teamed with dashing SF agent Cole St. John – an Inheritor Vampire that sets her blood racing – the two of them fight their attraction for each other as they race to stop a madman from unleashing a demonic force upon the world.

Review:
5.0 out of 5 stars I Couldn't Put It Down, November 7, 2010
By 
The Bookish Snob 
This review is from: NO REST FOR THE WICCA (Kindle Edition)
When I finished reading this book, I was really tempted to send the author the dry cleaning bill for the clothes I ruined while reading it. I enjoyed this book so much, that I couldn't put it down long enough to eat my dinner. So as a result because I missed my mouth quite a few times, I basically ended up wearing my food. So here's a warning to everyone wanting to read this amazing book - wear a bib or better yet, don't eat. You may end up famished but a little sacrifice is worth it because this book was something I couldn't get enough of.

Where to even begin? I love the emotions that I felt when reading this book and how the story pulled me in. What fascinated me were all the details that came with the voodoo angle in the plot. I didn't really know too much about it other than what I'd read in Dean Koontz books and the author did an amazing job describing it. At no time did I feel overwhelmed as I read it and it was done in a way that complimented the story. Too many times I've read books where things are over explained and I become bogged down with details to the point my mind rebels. With this book however, I read eagerly wanting to know more and as the author weaved it in through her story, it heightened my experience and how much I loved the story. It was a great story idea, one that immediately caught my interested and adding in the sexual tension between Morgan and Cole absolutely sealed the deal for me.

Morgan was such a haunted character that I immediately identified with. Nothing quite beats the burden of guilt we often place on ourselves when for all our good intentions, plans back fire and people get hurt. Morgan wasn't quite comfortable with her heritage and I can only assume that when added to the tragedy of her partner's death, it made it easier to deal with by separating herself and not totally accepting herself as a whole. Morgan had this wicked sense of humor and sarcasm and I loved how she had a comeback for everything. I especially liked how she refused to put up with anyone's crap, at one point taking on a nasty co worker when he pushed her too far. I love watching her slowly putting her grief into perspective, something I'd recently had to do myself and seeing how she worked it out was insightful. I LOVED her with Cole through all the different stages of their relationships and way they bantered back and forth. She's full of sass and again I found a character who doesn't play the "Oh I'm a damsel in distress, come rescue me my fine knight" role. She spoke her mind and she thought for herself, something I've always appreciated.

I have a pretty intense infatuation... okay obsession when it comes to the sexy vampires I read and Cole St. John did NOTHING to help reduce it. If anything he added fuel to the flame. My gosh, this guy SMOULDERED and he had the whole seductive charm down to a science. Being a different breed of vampire - an Inheritor - he shares traits from both worlds and it made for interesting reading. I loved how he matched Morgan's sass with his own and how he never stopped until he got what he wanted. He bought such an amazing intensity to the story that had it where I couldn't read fast enough. He was so patient with Morgan, waiting and helping her work through what bothered her. He showed complete faith in her and it was little wonder that Morgan found herself drawn to him. But having said that I also loved the moments when his eyes would flash with strong emotion, when anger and a need to protective boiled just under the surface. I enjoyed every part of Cole - EVERY sexy part of him and he joins the ranks with all the other book crushes I have. At this rate I'm going to need to add another room to my imagination because it's getting a little crowded in there.

I never wanted this book to end. It completely absorbed me with all the different twists and turns and had me always guessing on who the killer was. I loved the deviousness behind the murders and how it took Morgan embracing her voodoo heritage to help solve the case. This is definitely a book people will want to read because it has just so much offer, leaving the reader completely satisfied at the end. My only question now is - how soon can I get my hands on the other books the author has written. Happy reading everyone!!


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Saturday, February 19, 2011

Blog Tour! Gayle Hayes

Yay!  Another blog tour!  I love these.  Today I have the pleasure to feature Gayle Hayes and her book, Summer Solstice



Description:
When an old woman falls while answering her doorbell at one o'clock in the morning on the SUMMER SOLSTICE of 2010, her niece enters the same orbit as a dangerous and diverse group of people whom she otherwise never would have known.

JAYME BAKER appears to be in her thirties and is attractive, newly divorced, and hopes to write nature stories for children someday. She leaves her "dream job" to become caregiver to her aunt, CORA, in Port Owen, Montana, nestled on the shores of Flathead Lake, a tourist attraction. Jayme meets SHERIFF R. BATES RIGGS on the plane to Montana. He is a disgruntled former FBI agent who is still sexy at fifty-five, plays jazz piano, and photographs wildlife instead of mounting them on his wall. He is the son of a Native American mother and "a high roller from back east by way of Texas who had a good job with the Bureau of Indian Affairs under Eisenhower."

Jayme rides to Port Owen with the sheriff, who loans her his car when he leaves to investigate an accident. This "sensible decision" leads to the first of three crimes where Jayme finds herself a victim of the type of people she has seen only from a distance as a criminal paralegal. Seemingly minor crimes have tragic consequences. The story moves quickly as the crimes and criminals overlap. As companion to the sheriff, Jayme is privy to the investigation of a series of murders. Jayme's attention to detail and analytical mind make her a valuable sidekick. A "quirk" in her personality compels her to follow a good mystery.

If you long for a wholesome, old-fashioned love story with an admirable hero and heroine in believable predicaments and enjoy solving a mystery, SUMMER SOLSTICE will not disappoint.

Amazon Reviews:

5.0 out of 5 stars Summer Solstice by Gayle Hayes, January 23, 2011
By 
DVAM  
 
This review is from: Summer Solstice (Kindle Edition)
I sincerely enjoyed reading this book. The sequences of events develop right when you start reading and continue at good pace. There are neither boring gaps nor diversions. The writer primarily hooks you with a budding romance and secondarily with a crime related mystery. I could not put it down because I was very curious as to the ending. It is a fast read.




5.0 out of 5 stars Thanks for introducing me to reading!, January 31, 2011
By 
Grandma Bawb 
 
 
 
 
 This review is from: Summer Solstice (Kindle Edition)
I have never been a reader! My folks were not, so I guess that made me uninterested. I have several friends who read a lot. I always wondered how that could be of any enjoyment. I would rather go visit with someone or travel. I am a social person, so being alone with a book is not very appealing! However, after reading Summer Solstice by Gayle Hayes, I have turned that corner! Her novel was so exciting that I could not put it down. All of the turning points just seemed to hold my attention and encouraged me to keep reading - even late at night and into the early a.m.!! I really can't believe it!! Now I'm asking my friends what books they would recommend for me to read!! Thanks, Gayle, for getting me going!


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Friday, February 18, 2011

Current Giveaways - February 18th, 2011

To submit to my blog for giveaways, contests and sales please check out my Submissions page for more information.



Blog Giveaways!
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Win a $40 Amazon Gift Card.

Here's how it works: Purchase any of the books shown below during the month of February and you will be entered in our gift card drawing. One entry for each book purchase. Already purchased all of them? Why not gift one to someone you love? Forward your reciept to breakoutbooks (at) gmail (dot) com to be entered. (Subject Line: February Blog Tour Giveaway)
All entries will also be entered in the 2011 Kindle Giveaway.
Encrypted (a science fantasy romance)
Summer Solstice Wishful Thinking (Daughters of Oberia, Book I) Union of Renegades: The Rys Chronicles Book I Piety and Murder
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JohnHartness.com

Win a Kindle or a Nook!

Now through March 2011, I’m accepting entries into a contest to win a brand new Kindle 3 or Nook e-reader! That’s right, kids, just for being cool and commenting on this here blog you could win almost $200 worth of swanky electronic toys! And to make it better, I’ll load my books onto the device for you, so you don’t have to do anything but take it out of the box and start to enjoy it! This contest will run through the end of March, 2011, and here’s a sweetener for those of you who already own e-readers - if you win and decide you don’t want a Kindle or a Nook, let me know and I’ll send you a $200 Amazon gift certificate! So no matter what, you can get some cool stuff!

How to enter:
1) No Purchase is necessary. You may earn an entry into the contest by simply commenting on this blog post. You will earn one entry for commenting here. You will not earn multiple entries for multiple comments.
2) You can earn multiple entries, and this is how you do that. You earn two entries for each copy of my books you buy, no max. Just send me an email with the Amazon/Apple/BN order confirmation and your name. Please block out confidential information like where you live.
3) You can earn multiple entries by answering trivia questions about the books, and those will be posted below. You get one entry for each correct answer. Please don’t share the answers, the whole point is to generate readers. That said, if you borrow the book from someone, you can still get all the entries for the correct answers.
4) You can get two entries for posting a review on Amazon, regardless of whether you liked the book or not. If you hate it and give it a review (must be at least 100 words, and no bs like “I hated it” 34 times) I’ll give you two entries. That’s two entries per book reviewed, so the more reviews you write, the more entries you get. Obviously you can only review each book once, because to do anything else skews the review process. And I really do want honest responses, so if you think it’s crap, don’t be afraid to tell me. I’ll just curl up under my keyboard any cry, that’s all.
5) You can win extra entries by donating to 24 Hours of Booty on my page. This is a bike ride to raise money for cancer that I participate in with some folks from work. For every $10 you donate, you get one entry!

Please visit the site for the trivia questions.

JohnHartness.com


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Facebook Giveaways

Pandora’s Children Book 2: too Young To Die   
Just head over to  http://www.facebook.com/pages/Bradley-Convissar-Author/178862205471284, click the free tab button on the left, hit the Like button, and a coupon code for Smashwords becomes available so readers can download it in any format they choose.  This promotion runs through 3/10/11 








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Goodreads Giveaways




 
Giveaway dates: Feb 06-Mar 06, 2011
1 copy available, 120 people requesting
Countries available: US and CA  
Outcast from Hell. Banished from Heaven. Lost on Earth.

The battle of Armageddon was finally fought... and ended with no clear victor. Upon the mountain, the armies of Hell and Heaven beat each other into a bloody, uneasy standstill, leaving the Earth in ruins. Armageddon should have ended with Heaven winning, ushering in an era of peace. That's what the prophecies said. Instead, the two armies--one of angels, one of demons--hunker down in the scorched planet, lick their wounds, and gear up for a prolonged war with no end in sight.

In this chaos of warring armies and ruined landscapes, Laila doesn't want to take sides. Her mother was an angel, her father a demon; she is outcast from both camps. And yet both armies need her, for with her mixed blood, Laila can become the ultimate spy... or ultimate soldier. As the armies of Heaven and Hell pursue her, Laila's only war is within her heart--a struggle between her demonic and heavenly blood.

 

 
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Smashwords Giveaways


The Yellowstone Caldera has erupted once every 600,000 years. We’re 40,000 years overdue. Lava flows stretch for hundreds of miles. A cloud of ash billows east, burying the Midwest, destroying crops, and falling upon the Pacific Coast like a warm, dead snow. The remnants of the United States flees south as the global temperatures plummet. These are the stories of the survivors.
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? A screwball comedy about family.






A collection of my first five short stories, plus two new ones, all in one place! the new stories include "By The Teeth Of His Skin", a dark tale of the wicked way the mind works, and "Naughty and Nice", a twisted Christmas tale.