Posts Tagged ‘action’

The Prince of Ash and Blood Pre-order link

Thursday, March 9th, 2017
 THE PRINCE OF ASH AND BLOOD
A vampire prince imprisoned under false charges. The appearance of a new prisoner, a werewolf girl who was betrayed and tortured in the name of the crown, interrupts his plots of revenge. With a new cause to stand behind, the vampire prince plans his own death as a means for her escape. But the kingdom has needs only the prince can fulfill. If both survive the dungeon, can they also survive the world of political intrigue, vengeance, and a newly awoken threat to the crown and his people?
Action, adventure, conspiracy, and danger intertwine in this paranormal take of The Count of Monte Cristo.

Pre-order link: https://www.amazon.com/Prince-Ash-Blood-Cheree-Alsop-ebook/dp/B06XFNMMS1/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1488999129&sr=8-1&keywords=the+prince+of+ash+and+blood

Legion Lost, Legion Found

Monday, February 27th, 2017
Legion
Lost
By
K.C. Finn
Genre:
Dystopian
 
One
Underground girl escapes from a soldiers’ raid. Lost and above
ground for the very first time, she has only one option to secure her
survival: the Legion—a government organization for teenagers with
no place left to run. Leave your identity at the gate, and join a
life of military service until you reach adulthood. It sounds ideal,
but the Underground girl knows that the System won’t stop looking
for its female runaway. So, she tells a lie about her gender.
And
it will change her forever.
Posing
as Raja, a boy-soldier, the Underground girl is thrown into Legion
life at its full, brutal speed. Here, she meets Senior Commander
Briggs, whose savage authority reigns over the teenage soldiers.
Amongst them are a band of oddballs known as the South Tower Rejects,
led by Stirling, a tall, savvy stranger with bright copper hair and
eyes that shine like oceans. There’s something hiding behind his
cocky smile, and Raja wants to know what it is.
Goodreads * Amazon
Legion
Found
 
The
heart-wrenching sequel to Kindle Press’s LEGION LOST has arrived. As
our heroine Raja suffers with intense grief, her new identity as a
Highland rebel soldier is about to be put to the test. As part of an
intrepid rescue mission, she and her fellow Highlanders will travel
south to infiltrate the System itself, discovering the fresh horrors
that Governor Prudell has subjected her people to. Death, destruction
and all-out war awaits, and nothing can prepare them for the terror
of the truth.
Goodreads * Amazon
K.
C. Finn was born and raised in Cardiff, South Wales, where her love
for storytelling grew at a precociously young age. After developing
the medical condition M.E. / C.F.S., Kim turned to writing to escape
the pressures of disabled living, only to become hooked on the
incredible world of publishing.
Kim
spends most of her time locked in the writing cave with an obscenely
large mug of tea. When not writing, she can be found pursuing her PhD
in Linguistics, watching classic British comedy, or concocting evil
schemes in the secret laboratory in her attic.

Website * Facebook * Twitter * Goodreads * Amazon

***From
February 17th to 23rd, my fantasy novel The Book Of Shade will be 99
cents, a 78% discount on the usual Kindle price.***
 
Buy it on Amazon!

 

 

 

FBI agent Kramer and Shadow

Friday, February 24th, 2017
The
Pits
Kramer
and Shadow Book 1
by
Greg Smith
Genre:
Crime Mystery, Action, Thriller
 
THE
PITS, a contemporary crime novel, tells the story of Captain Kramer,
USMC, a compassionate, intelligent man, who rescues a pup from the
scene of a car bombing while on deployment to Afghanistan. The pup is
named Shadow, and accompanies Kramer back to Oceanside, California.
They commit themselves to a campaign which has them fighting for
their lives during an FBI operation to bring down a crime boss based
in Florida.
 
Goodreads * Amazon
You
Can Run
Kramer
and Shadow Book 2
 
Captain
Kramer, USMC, and his faithful four-footer partner, Sgt. Shadow,
USMC, both survive their first operation assisting the FBI in
bringing down the empire of a major crime boss in America. But more
is in store for the two Marines in yet another FBI operation to tie
up loose ends from the previous op. This time the action is more
intense and proves too costly for the Marines. 
 
Goodreads * Amazon
Lex
Talionis

(An Eye For an Eye)
Kramer
and Shadow Book 3
A
woman out for revenge. America took her husband. America will pay
10,000 fold!

 

Only
Kramer and his Anatolian Shepherd, Shadow, stand in her way. But
will they be enough to stop her?
 
 
 
 
 
 
The
advent of retirement opened a whole new world to me and now that it
has come to pass, I am turning my artistic bent from graphic design
and illustration to that of writing.
To
date I have published three books, KILLING SOFTLY (an erotic mystery
thriller), and begun an action crime series centered on two
characters, Captain Kramer, USMC and his Anatolian Shepherd dog, Sgt.
Shadow, USMC. Book One of the series is THE PITS, Book Two is YOU CAN
RUN, and at the time of this bibliography rewrite, I am working on
Book Three, LEX TALIONIS.

 

The
Kramer and Shadow series is an action, adventure, crime thriller
series that encompasses the world and has our two Marines fighting
hard against organized crime at many levels – but always involving
do-or-die confrontations.

 

My
hope is to establish a fan base for my writing so that my readers can
have an active role in helping me grow and develop as an author in
the years to come. I invite you to join me in this adventure.
 
Facebook * Twitter * LinkedIn * Youtube * Google+ * Amazon * Goodreads
a Rafflecopter giveaway
 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

The Azrael Initiative and the ISIS, in Syria

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017
The
Azrael Initiative
Kayla
Falk Series Book 1
by
K Hanson
Genre:
Action Thriller
 
Best
friends Kayla Falk, an engineering student, and Olivia Bellamy, who
is studying nursing, are nearing the end of their college career when
terrorists attack their university. Through a combination of
cleverness, bravery, and luck, the two manage to foil the deadly
plot. A mysterious man from the United States government, Mr.
Hightower, sees their potential and attempts to recruit Kayla and
Olivia for a program to take on ISIS. They initially refuse, but
another terrorist attack that strikes close to home pushes them to
change their minds and join the Azrael Initiative.
After
several months of hard training, the two women are dropped into
Al-Raqqah, the capital of ISIS, in Syria. Once there, they must blend
in with the locals as they strike from the shadows to kill ISIS
leaders, destroy their facilities, and free captives. As Americans
deep within enemy territory, they know that they will be killed if
discovered. As women, they also know that they would suffer before
death. Walking the line between vengeance and justice strains their
relationship. As they work to resolve their differences, the symphony
of brutality around them ultimately pushes them closer together and
forges them into the warriors that they were meant to become.
Goodreads * Amazon
K
Hanson is a new author and is currently working on launching his
debut novel, The Azrael Initiative, which features two young women
being thrown into the fight against ISIS. He is also working on Storm
Raven, the first book in a new fantasy series.
K
lives in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, where he works as a software
developer. In his spare time, when he isn’t writing, he enjoys
reading, working out, playing video games, and spending time with his
wonderful girlfriend, Bobbi.
Some
of his favorite authors are Tom Clancy, George R. R. Martin, and
Sarah Maas.
Website * Twitter * Facebook * Goodreads

What could melt a Heart of Stone?

Friday, February 17th, 2017
Heart
of Stone
by
Rob Buckman
Genre:
SciFi, Action
Mike
Grainger had enough of killing and death, and all he wanted now was
to be left alone in peace and to forget the past, finding a quiet
place, high in the Rocky Mountains where he could live his life.
Maybe now he could put the ghost that haunted him to rest. Here,
death and destruction were forces of nature, something he understood,
and respected, yet even as he watched a storms moving across the
mountains another storm swept towards him, one that had nothing to do
with the weather.
To
Roland Hawkins’, his world revolved around money and power, and
gaining a fortune that nothing could destroy. To him, disposing of
people who stood in his way meant nothing. He felt no remorse when he
ordered people killed to fulfill his ambition. Now he wanted an
insignificant section of land high in the Rockies, and to consummate
his latest business deal he’d arranged the death of the previous
owner. To his consternation, the land slipped from his grasp before
his agents could obtain it, and due to poor judgment and timing the
land was purchased by another. In fury, he ordered the property be
obtained by any means necessary, thinking his power and money would
protect him from anything. Nowhere in his calculation did he consider
the new owner, Mike Grainger, thinking him nothing more than some
local hick to be disposed of as quickly as possible. Bribery,
extortion, and murder were tools to Roland Hawkins and used to
justify his ambition. Mike Grainger used death and destruction as a
tool to keep what was his. To him, life and death were meaningless,
his own included. It would have all been so easy if Kat Ballard
hadn’t stepped into the picture. She gave him a reason to live, to
care, and pushed the stakes even higher. Now, it was not just a
question of fighting a pack of hired killers on their trail, but
staying one jump ahead of them. He now had to consider someone else’s
life, as well as trying to discover why Roland Hawkins wanted his
land so badly.
Together
they fought the mountain, the mercenaries, the elements, and each
other in a wild death hunt over and under the mountains, finding love
and losing it. Now he was mad. Roland Hawkins would pay a high price
for his ambition: his life. The hunted would now become the hunter.
No quarter asked, or given.
Goodreads * Amazon
He
Who Dares: Book One
The
Gray Chronicals 1
by
Rob Buckman
For
Mike Gray, his life was a series of mysteries and unanswered
question. Even the man who raised him, his paternal grandfather, was
a question mark. Beyond the love, understanding, and nurturing lay
the unanswered question of why a disgraced ex-Royal Naval Admiral
would pulled himself out of a bottle and take upon himself to bring a
one year old child home as raise him as his own. The question of why
his family, the Tregallion clan, refused to come to his aid went
unanswered. Even so, between them they build a life for themselves
until the fateful day he died. After that, Mike fled across the
stars, swearing he would never again take the responsibility for
another person’s death. Fate and destiny had other ideas, plunging
him into one situation after the other where he had to take command,
and decide the fate of others. With war on the horizon, and the
future of the free stars hanging in the balance, Mike reluctantly
accepted his destiny, and the part he must play. For better or worse,
he would find the answered to his question, and make those
responsible pay a terrible price.
Goodreads * Amazon
He
Who Dares: Book Two
The
Gray Chronicals 2
For
Mike Gray, his life continues to be series of mysteries and
unanswered question. Even the man who raised him, his paternal
grandfather, was a question mark. Beyond the love, understanding, and
nurturing lay the unanswered question of why a disgraced ex-Royal
Naval Admiral would pulled himself out of a bottle and take upon
himself to bring a child home as raise him as his own. The death of
his one grandfather still haunts him, and even after confronting the
head of the Tregallion clan, so many question remained unanswered.
Mike battled his way across the stars, looking for answered, swearing
to protect the lives of the men and woman under his command and just
do his duty. Fate and destiny had other ideas, plunging him into one
situation after the other where he had to take command, and decide
the fate of others. With war on the horizon, and the future of the
free stars hanging in the balance, Mike reluctantly accepted his
destiny, and the part he must play. For better or worse, he would
find the answered to his question, and make those responsible pay a
terrible price.
Goodreads * Amazon
He
Who Dares: Book Three
The
Gray Chronicles 3
For
Mike Gray, his life continues to be series of mysteries and
unanswered question. Even the man who raised him, his paternal
grandfather, was a question mark. Beyond the love, understanding, and
nurturing lay the unanswered question of why a disgraced ex-Royal
Naval Admiral would pulled himself out of a bottle and take upon
himself to bring a child home as raise him as his own. The death of
his grandfather still haunts him, and even after confronting the head
of the Tregallion clan, Max Tregallion, so many question remained
unanswered. Still looking for answers, Mike battled his way across
the stars now that the Sirriens have declared war, and prepares to
take the fight to the enemy. In a covert war in new ships and
untested crew, all the while swearing to protect the lives of the men
and woman under his command and just do his duty. Fate and destiny
had other plans, plunging him and the woman he loves into one
desparate situation after the other, and the future of the free stars
hanging in the balance, Mike reluctantly accepted his destiny, and
the part he must play.
Goodreads * Amazon
The
Prize
Book
1
To
everyone in the Empire military, all human’s were stark raving mad,
and no matter how hard they tried, or how many they killed, the crazy
human’s wouldn’t stop fighting. What the Emperor, Director Markoff,
and the Empire military should have remembered the old adage. …never
trust a human, and especially Richard Penn.
 

 

For
Penn, the hated and despised human killer, the choice was simple, go
on a suicide mission to a forbidden planet, or another human city
with over a million men, woman and children would die. To make the
mission even more interesting, Director Markoff send along seventeen
cold eyed killer as his escort who’d rather see him dead than breath.
Seventeen cold eyed killer, an inexperience Captain who couldn’t find
his butt in the dark with a flashlight and a map, and one human
female, Sub Major Ellis. A beautiful, gray eyed, cold hearted bitch
in cast iron panties. She hated and despised Penn more than all the
others put together, and held the other end of his electronic leash.  


 

 

So
all he had to do was crash land on a forbidden planet you couldn’t
escape from, lead the motley team through a hundred miles of
trackless jungle full of death traps, unimaginable monsters, and
alien troops, to a mountain size pyramid shaped building.  


 

 

Surviving
the crash landing was one thing, surviving forty eight hours with
seventeen killer another, getting to the building and finding the
Prize would be a miracle, so how could he refuse such an offer.
Getting to the building was easy compared to what they faced inside.
Here, he had to face the most dangerous monster of all to collect a
prize he didn’t want, and maybe lose the prize he truly wanted.

 

 
Goodreads * Amazon

 

The
Prize
Book
2- Retribution
For
Penn, the hated and despised human killer with bright, yellow, tigers
eyes, the choice was simple, go on a suicide mission to a forbidden
planet, or another human city with over a million men, woman and
children would die. Director Markoff send seventeen cold eyed killer
as his escort who’d rather see him dead than breath. So after crash
land on a forbidden planet you couldn’t escape from and leading a
band of killer through hundreds of miles of trackless jungle full of
death traps, unimaginable monsters, and alien troops. Reaching the
mountain size pyramid shaped building was a walk in the park compared
to what waited inside. Here, he had to face the most dangerous
monster of all to collect the prize he truly wanted. But even after
winning the prize, there was no rest. Now he had to put planet earth
back together, build an army, navy and air force, and get ready to
take the war to Director Markoff and Emperor Cytec. Just when he
thought he had a handle on thing, everything went sideways and he had
to fight and kill again to win the one prize he valued above all
others, a beautiful, gray eyed wildcat, by the name of Alexandra
Ellis.
Echo
of Tomorrow
The
Drake Chronicles Book 1
For
General Scott Drake the attack on four American cities by religious
fanatic using nuclear weapons destroyed not only US cities, but his
life as he knew it. They say that vengeance is a dish best served
cold, but to the men and woman who went with him over the border to
deliver that vengeance, it was dish served hot, and out of the barrel
of a gun and cannon, and from the air. Yet in victory came defeat as
he found three hundred years later in the world he woke up in. One
far different from the one he’d left behind when he went into cold
sleep. Now he had to find a place in this strange new world, one
without the means to wage war against an alien race raping the planet
of its young people. First, he had to build an army, navy and air
force from scratch while fending off attacks from the aliens and the
secret government that wanted to put him and his men back into cold
sleep or the grave.

 
 
Echo
of Tomorrow
The
Drake Chronicles Book 2
For
General Scott Drake the attack on four American cities by religious
fanatic using nuclear weapons destroyed his life as he knew it. Yet
in victory came defeat as he found three hundred years later in the
world he woke up in. One far different from the one he’d left behind
when he went into cold sleep. Now he and his men and women had to
find a place in this strange new world, one without the means to wage
war against an alien race raping the planet of its young people.
First, he had to build an army, navy and air force from scratch while
fending off attacks from the aliens and the secret government that
wanted to put him and his men back into cold sleep or the grave. Now
it was a race against time as they struggled to build a fleet while
fighting saboteurs with one hand and a religious fanatic on the
other. Now it was a question of if man could retain his place at the
top of the food chain, or be reduced to the status of sheep.

 
 
I

am a 65 year old retired mechanical engineer, ex-soldier, ex-sailor,
have mined and prospected for gold in the Amazon jungle in places no
white man has ever been, and generally tried to be a ‘jack of all
trades’ and turn my hand to many things. This came in handy when I
started to write, as I could draw on many different experiences, both
positive and negative to build my stories and characters. To me,
writing is similar to another activity that men do alone… no, not
that, I meant fishing (lol), in that it gives your mind a chance to
wander down strange pathways, and try to answer the question ‘What
if?’. Like many self published authors did before me, I posted my
stories before I had the means, or readership to edit or proofread
the stories, for which you have my apologies, and have attempted to
correct that oversight.  Like any good author, I try to write an
entertaining story of interest to a particular group of reader, i.e.
Sci-fi fans, and not to win an English essay contest, composition
award, or a spelling bee. With luck I have achieved that end, and beg
your indulgence, and hope you will overlook any irritating errors you
still may come across while reading and not let them detract from the
your overall enjoyment of the storytelling.
At
the moment I am working on Book Three of both ‘Echo of Tomorrow’
and ‘He Who Dares’.  During my ‘spare’ time I’m also
working on several short stories and plotting out sequels to a couple
of my other short stories.
Member of Sci-Fi Writers of
America
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Pit of Vipers or Shadow of the Raven

Thursday, February 16th, 2017
Shadow
of the Raven
Sons
of Kings Volume 1
by
Millie Thom
Genre:
Epic Fantasy
 
The life of Eadwulf, ten-year old son
of the Mercian king, is changed forever when his family is betrayed
to the Danes by his treacherous uncle. In a devastating Danish raid,
his father is killed, his mother raped, and along with his tutor and
childhood friend, Eadwulf is captured and taken to the Danish lands
to be sold as a slave.
As a slave in Jarl Ragnar’s village,
Eadwulf’s life is hard, his days unbearably long. But on the return
of Ragnar’s eldest son, Bjorn, from his summer raids, his life
begins to change. Eadwulf spends the next few years aboard Bjorn’s
beloved dragonship, sailing to places he’d never dreamed of,
trading and raiding. And although still a slave, he becomes a
well-respected member of Bjorn’s closely knit crew. Yet through it
all, the smouldering desire for revenge on those who destroyed his
family refuses to abate.
Eadwulf’s story plays out against the
backdrop of events unfolding in Wessex in the face of increasing
Danish raids. Alfred, the youngest son of the Wessex king, faces
family tragedies from an early age, losing first his mother, then his
beloved sister when she is married to the new Mercian king: Eadwulf’s
treacherous uncle. At his father’s court and the successive courts
of his elder brothers, he learns the weighty art of kingship. And,
like Eadwulf, he learns the harshest lesson of all … that a trusted
kinsman can so easily turn traitor.

Excerpt from Shadow of the Raven

 

The snorting and stomping of the horses was the first indication that anything was amiss, then the panicked shouts; the reek of smoke assailing their nostrils only moments later. They hurtled to the stable door, aware that it could take barely minutes for wood and thatch to burn to a crisp, and reeled in horror. Searing waves of heat smacked into them. The hall was ablaze, its heavy thatch ready to collapse; angry red flames lashed at the wood-planked walls. People collided with each other, precious water slopping from their pails as they raced to quell the towering flames. Yapping, terrified dogs added to the pandemonium.

Sigehelm crossed himself, uttering a prayer for anyone trapped inside the blazing hall. ‘Eadwulf; Aethelnoth; stay close to me,’ he ordered, grabbing Aethelnoth’s arm as the boy turned to lead the horses to safety. ‘The stables are far enough away to be safe for now. If need be, I’ll loose the horses when you’re both safe with Morwenna. But may the Lord help these other buildings. The kitchens will probably soon be ablaze. We must hurry. I must help to fetch water.’

It was then that the Danes struck.

Yowling men stampeded through the palisade’s main gate, their entrance unchallenged as people fought to control the blaze. Yet they had needed neither to burn down nor scale the palisade wall. The gates must have already been open – despite Thrydwulf’s insistence that they be kept locked and guarded.

Frenzied screams escalated. Sigehelm yanked Eadwulf and Aethelnoth behind the kitchens and, stooping low, they headed for the women’s bower. Suddenly Eadwulf froze. Burgred stood outside the bower’s door – and something about that was so very wrong.

‘Eadwulf, in God’s name, child, we cannot stand and stare. We must reach your mother and try to flee from the manor.’

‘Burgred’s a traitor, Sigehelm! He was meeting them in the woods. And he must have started the fire: the hall was ablaze before the Danes came through the gate. He must have opened that for them too. . .’

Goodreads * Amazon
Pit
of Vipers
Sons
of Kings Volume 2
 
The ninth century story of King Alfred
of Wessex and Eadwulf of Mercia continues to unfold against the ever
increasing threat of Danish raids. After years as a slave to the
Danes, Eadwulf has returned to his Mercian homeland and settles to a
life of calm domesticity, marred only by his incessant desire for
revenge. His frequent absences from his new home, connected to his
past life, threaten to destroy the relationships he has fostered and
alienate the family he has come to love.
In Wessex, Alfred, now a young man, has
spent his childhood at the successive courts of his father and four
older brothers, learning the skills of diplomacy and leadership.
Before too long those skills will be put to the test…
The Danish invasion of the Anglo-Saxon
kingdoms is merciless and relentless. Every year more Norse ships
come to join their comrades in a quest to plunder for wealth and gain
control over the people. The Danes take kingdom after kingdom and
Alfred and his brother Aethelred wait with baited breath for them to
set their sights on Wessex. By 869, their worst fear is realised.
And Eadwulf follows vital leads to the
objects of his revenge.

Excerpt from Pit of Vipers

Preparing to do battle…

Alfred moved along his own front line, noting that most of the fyrd carried spears, though the pitchforks and staffs amongst them would not fare well against the heavy swords and battle axes of the foe. Body armour was light. Some wore leather jerkins, others thinly quilted gambesons, and most heads were protected by a leather helmet. Better than nothing, he thought grimly, acutely aware of the protective qualities of his own mailshirt and helm.

‘On my order, the front line becomes an impenetrable wall of tightly locked shields,’ he shouted above the clamour for the benefit of the new recruits. ‘Shields overlap, left over right.’ His arm swung round to the sides. ‘You five men at each end of the lines – and those at the back – will do likewise if need be. And should a man in the line in front of you fall, you step over his body and take his place…

‘You’ll be fighting for your lives, not mourning the dead!’ he snapped at the appalled faces, ‘as well as the lives of the men around you. Thrust and stab through the gaps between the shields with your weapons. Aim for exposed flesh – face, legs, even spaces between armour covering chest, belly, or groin. Your purpose is to kill or maim.’ He swept the men with a commanding stare. ‘We fight as an ordered unit, and no one leaves that formation unless the wall becomes irrevocably destroyed. Only then do we resort to individual combat. Is all of that clear?’

Alfred took his position at the centre of the front line, between two experienced warriors, Ealdormen Wybert and Unwine.

The racket abruptly ceased. Warriors stood rigid, muscles flexed for the opening strike, the onslaught of spears and javelins. But no missiles flew. Instead, the two men Alfred had identified as ‘kings’ stepped forward a pace.

‘So, great king, we meet at last,’ the less burly of the two yelled, his eyes scanning the Saxon forces to locate the Saxon king. ‘We were not introduced at Nottingham. Pity, I like to know the face of my enemy. Wherever you’re hiding in the midst of your piss-poor army, I urge you to look closely at what you confront. We are double your number and hold the higher ground. Surrender – or by nightfall your carcases will feed the scavengers!’

Goodreads * Amazon
Millie is a former geography and
history teacher with a degree in geology and a passion for the Anglo
Saxon period. Since retiring a few years ago, she has been indulging
this passion by writing her historical fiction trilogy, Sons of
Kings, of which she is currently writing Book 3. Millie has also
become very fond of writing flash fiction, something that developed
from joining in with various challenges on WordPress. As a
consequence, she has also recently published a book of 85 flash
fiction pieces of 100 to 1,000 words, entitled A Dash of Flash.
Millie is the mother of six grown up
children, and after living in a number of places in England, she and
her husband now live in a small village in Nottinghamshire. When not
writing, Mille enjoys long walks in the countryside and visiting
historic sites and re-enactments. She is also an avid traveller,
swimmer and baker of cakes! Originally from the seaside town of
Southport in Lancashire, she still misses the smell of the sea.
Blog * Twitter * Facebook * Goodreads * Amazon
a Rafflecopter giveaway
 

The Undead Must Die or all is lost

Wednesday, February 15th, 2017

 

Floriana is a seemingly ordinary art student, until an exciting opportunity to study ancient Greek relics introduces her to long-held secrets and shockingly dangerous truths. 


Her life becomes altogether extraordinary when a seemingly benign morning excursion transforms into an agonizing race across Europe to save humanity. Soon, she must work against the clock to recreate an antidote to save mankind before nostalgic Nazi militias make good on their plan to create a legion of superhuman zombie-soldiers that will wreak havoc on mankind.

As the heir apparent to a family of masterminds, Floriana is the only one capable of thwarting their efforts, but first she’ll come face-to-face with black roses, presumptive killers, and mysterious sects.

With the fate of the world in her hands, can an inexperienced and clumsy art student create an antidote before it’s too late?

Find out in this adrenaline rushing, young adult thrill ride, chock full of espionage, conspiracy theories, spies, and zombies!

 

~ Amazon ~ Amazon UK
~ Amazon Canada ~ Amazon Australia ~
Penny BroJacquie is a passionate writer, travel blogger, and
life lover

 

After a long career working as a sports reporter for some of the largest media
outlets in Greece, she decided that life is more beautiful when you work
freelance.In 2014 Penny published her first book, a travel guide called City Break In Athens. Her first published
novella The Undead Must Die is Book 1
in The Order Of The Black Rose book
series.

When she doesn’t write, Penny pets her dogs, cooks new recipes, and takes
photos. You’ll find her somewhere in Europe enjoying a cup of coffee or
watching a movie.

 

 

Connect with the Author here: 
~ Facebook ~ Website ~ Amazon ~
~ Newsletter ~ Blog ~ Twitter ~
~ Google+ ~ Goodreads ~ Wattpad ~

The Undead Must Die by Penny Brojacquie is comprised of episodes one and two in the first book of the Order Of The Black Rose Series. It is great reading for anyone who likes adventure with a good plot. The setting is an island in Europe across the Mediterranean sea. Penny gives you a great idea of what it looks like there.

The story tells of an ancient people that is devoted to saving mankind from their own wrongdoings. Like in a great tale, there are other ancient people in it too, but these are the evil doers. The Order of the Black Rose are the good people and they are running out of time to save mankind from becoming mindless zombies with extraordinary physical powers. It takes one bite from an infected person to contaminate another, and there are many waiting to be unleashed on the cities of mankind.

The Order of the Black Rose knows where the paper containing the antidote recipe is and they also know there is only one person who can decipher it, Floriana. Floriana doesn’t know anything about The Order of the Black Rose and, because of the lack of time, they have to kidnap her to keep her from falling into the wrong hands. She can’t believe what they want, because their tale is hard to swallow and she is just an art student; how is she supposed to save the world? To see if she helps or not, you will have to read the book. The Undead Must Die by Penny Brojacquie is a wisp of fresh air in this genre and I enjoyed the clean contemporary story a lot.

To view our blog schedule and follow along with this tour visit our Official Event page 

 

a Rafflecopter giveaway



Hosted by:

 

The amazing adventures of DragonMan

Monday, January 23rd, 2017
 
Intro
to Series
The
amazing story of DragonMan was born at the dawn of the 21st Century,
when the world, about to change forever, watched in disbelief as four
passenger airliners crashed, not only into buildings and a field in
Shanksville Pennsylvania, but into the American certainty that the
horrors of the outside world could not touch them at home.
It
was into this world that a new kind of superhero emerged, one for
whom the lines between good and evil are blurred. Is he friend? Or is
he foe? No one knows for sure. What they do know, however, is that as
a friend there is no one better.
 
DRAGONMAN
NABS 2016 HONORABLE MENTION IN SUPERHERO SHORT FILM FESTIVAL

 

https://vimeo.com/145299506
4-6-16
ThunderBall
is pleased to announce our DragonMan trailer won HONORABLE MENTION in
the 2016 SUPERHERO SHORT FILM FESTIVAL.
 
All
of the books are being made into movies by ThunderBall films Ltd. And
two songs written by me for the Saga. ‘DarkSide Of Heaven’ (DragonMan
Theme) and In ‘That Gentle Moment’ for Descendants of Man’.

 

https://soundcloud.com/ted-lazaris/dark-side-of-heaven
https://soundcloud.com/ted-lazaris/in-that-gentle-moment-1
 
 
DragonMan
– The Adventures of Luke Starr

Book
1
By
Ted Lazaris
Genre:
Fantasy
 
Teenager
Luke Starr appears to be living a rather dull uneventful life in
Milwaukee, Wisconsin. That is until fate and a nameless, faceless
mysterious dark force from a different plane of existence catapults
Luke into a series of wondrous adventures, adventures that will
change his life and those around him forever. Luke Starr, respected,
feared and hated by many as the one born to greatness, is suddenly
propelled with great swiftness into a nightmare, then forced to come
face to face with destiny. Is it all a dream? A wild imagination
perhaps? Or is this unimaginable journey into the unknown real?

You’re
about to find out when you embark on this unforgettable journey with
DragonMan. A fantasy adventure filled with wizardry and mystery that
carries you away on the wings of magic to bewitching lands, where
goblins dwell, wizards rule and witches still cast their evil spells.
The
story unfolds with the mood of impending danger set early on, as a
likable young teenage hero, Luke Starr, enters a mysterious realm of
Earth known as the mythical world of Spellville, by way of an eerie
portal in search of his kidnapped friends. But the journey for Luke
is not so much a mission of mercy as one of self-discovery. For
despite his humble midwest origins, Luke is no ordinary teenager.
Imbued with super powers following a ritualistic exchange of blood
with a clever dragon, Luke soon discovers the awesome legacy of his
birthright, a dark side of great strength and brutal fury and must
learn to accept the fact that he is known in this other world as The
Chosen One.

Still,
unquestionably human, he must come to grips with what he has now
become, the most violent force in nature, a dragon hybrid, a.k.a.
“DragonMan.” And ready or not, he is thrust into a
nightmarish life and death battle to try and save Planet Earth from
alien beings hell-bent on destruction, at the same time grappling
with his own fears and doubts while always in an inner conflict with
himself trying to keep the violent nature of the dragon in check,
making it a tough road to travel for this teenage boy of strong
morals beliefs.
In
a pace that never flags, Luke and an ancient dragon must now join
together in an epic struggle that is all neatly stitched together by
an intriguing cast of characters, both good and evil and
not-exactly-as-they-seem, wherein , a mysterious psychic and an
ominous stranger and alien attack on Earth keep the action rolling
until the climactic conclusion.
Add it on Goodreads
 
on
sale for 99 cents,  Jan 20th – Jan 27th

Amazon
 
DragonMan
– The Poseidon Encounter
Book 2
In
Ted Lazaris’s first fantasy adventure novel, Dragonman, the
Adventures of Luke Starr, the reader was introduced to the likable
Luke and his seemingly normal way of life growing up in Milwaukee,
Wisconsin.
Luke
was portrayed as a quiet, average kid plagued by all the inherent
problems of the typical American teen: dealing with a crush on a girl
he’s too shy to approach, pesky sisters constantly poking their noses
into his business, bullies at school and exams to study for.
But
Luke, readers soon discovered, was burdened by a far greater weight
than any of his peers, as he struggled to come to terms with his
birthright as The Chosen One, savior of the distant world of
Spellville.

 

Not
only that, but, like hapless Peter Parker forced to juggle his
complex life as Spider-Man while pursuing his love interest and his
not-always-easy career, Luke had to learn to harness the enormous
powers of DragonMan, his super alter-ego, a persona that regrettably
did not come with an instruction manual.

 

In
this second, action comic-like installment, DragonMan and the
Poseidon Encounter, Luke seems to have come to terms with his legacy
and appears well in control of his super powers–which he will be
called upon to use this time around to save the world from an evil
demon who seeks to claim the souls of every human being on earth.

 

The
mood of impending danger is set from the very first page, when author
Ted Lazaris takes off his gloves to delivering a knock-out of an
opening scene: Five-year-old Bobby Blakely, running downstairs on the
morning of his birthday, finds not the hoped for brand new bicycle as
a gift, but rather an enormous blue whale that has somehow “washed
up” in the small lake on his parent’s isolated farm.

 

While
many consider the whale’s appearance a hoax, others believe it to be
a sign of impending Biblical doom. And it is enough to rouse Luke’s
suspicions that worse is about to happen–which it does. In a pace
that never flags, Poseidon Encounter unfolds in a complex thread of
differing tales, from an old-fashioned detective murder mystery to a
science fiction fantasy, all neatly stitched together by an
intriguing cast of characters, both good and evil and
not-exactly-as-they-seem.

 

An
imaginative writer, Lazaris blends magic, mysticism, religion and the
fast-paced action of the comic book world into a book that fans of
the first DragonMan tale will find hard to put down!
 
Add to Goodreads
 

 

on
sale for 99 cents,  Jan 20th – Jan 27th
 
Amazon
 
DragonMan
– Face Of The Unknown
Book 3
The
War to End All Wars Came Swiftly From East of the Dawn

 
A
series of savage and brutal murders is taking place by a killer that
might not be human. Where did it come from? How did it get here? And
how can it be stopped?

 

The
Order Of The Circle Of Light, a secret brotherhood first discovered
this baffling mix of man and God, in 1970. Now this Son of God, or
Satan is about to proclaim its divinity, through a ritualistic series
of slaying’s.
It’s
goal; wage war one last time to determine who shall rule Heaven and
Earth. To the victor goes the cherished prize … mankind.

In
the bloody heroic war to determine mankind’s fate, blood red
flames, smoke and dust soar high into the grim night sky above two
armies as they engage in mortal combat.

One
hopes and prays they will survive the night, retaining dominion over
their own world. While the other will wage war in ways mankind can
scarcely imagine, in a gruesome fight to end all life on Earth.
Not
only weaponry and blind fear will march into battle on December 24TH.
There will be hope and faith. There will be friendships. There will
be undying love.

But
far more than our fathers, mothers, brothers and sisters will fall on
the bitter cold December battlegrounds to determine mankind’s
destiny; shattered dreams, innocence lost, and the very essence of
the human spirit will also become casualties of war, the war to end
all wars.
Can
Luke Starr, aka, DragonMan, a new superhero for our times, figure out
whom this mysterious being really is and stop its relentless threat
to mankind?

Only
time will tell.
 
Add to Goodreads
on
sale for 99 cents,  Jan 20th – Jan 27th

Amazon
 
DragonMan
– Descendants Of Man
Book 4
Why
did the Anunnaki come here? Did they create human hybrids? What is
their plan for earth? And for us, the human hybrids? Why did some;
the original humans (Bigfoot) resist?

Will
we survive what is yet to come? — Those who look for the truth,
already know — those that fail to search, are lost — but those with
an open mind will soon come to know…The Descendants Of Man.


Much of the story information that was
obtained to create this story is believed to be true by many people
around the world — Fact or fiction — You decide.
Goodreads * Amazon
 
Free
Eight Chapter preview of AMAZON Best-Seller – DragonMan: Descendents
of Man
Also
listen to In ‘That Gentle Moment’ A song written for this adventure
by me.  
https://soundcloud.com/ted-lazaris/in-that-gentle-moment-1

 

Read
by Peter Avastrat.
Why
did the Anunnaki come here? Did they create human hybrids? What is
their plan for earth? And for us, the human hybrids? Why did some;
the original humans (Bigfoot) resist? Will we survive what is yet to
come? — Those who look for the truth, already know — those that
fail to search, are lost — but those with an open mind will soon
come to know… The Descendants Of Man. Much of the story information
that was obtained to create this story is believed to be true by many
people around the world — Fact or fiction — You decide.
Click
here for all eight chapters:
 
 
 
 
DragonMan-
Unfathomable
Book
5
un*fath*om*a*ble
1.incapable of
being fully explored or understood.
Synonyms:
inscrutable, incomprehensible, enigmatic, indecipherable,
impenetrable, obscure, esoteric, mysterious, mystifying, deep,
profound
“unfathomable mysteries”
2.(of water or a
natural feature) impossible to measure the extent of.
 
To most people, the
definition above, is just a word expressing similar
definitions  and nothing more.  But when a  bizarre
sequence of events draws not only the  United States, but every
world superpower on the globe  into the threat of World War III
the word takes on a whole new meaning. And  all the world can do
at this point is watch, as the  terrifying mystery slowly begins
to unravel, revealing the …UNFATHOMABLE.
 
 
DragonMan –
Experiment In Terror
Book 6
 
Luke Starr:
Milwaukee boy. Crown Prince of Spellville, aka DragonMan

Ten years
ago, Luke discovered that he was the Chosen One of Spellville, a
magical alternate dimension. He used his abilities as DragonMan to
fight against the ruthless Unter. With the help of his
great-grandfather Alaba and the other wizards of Spellville, Luke
banished Unter into the inescapable Eon Vault. All was well.

Until a
Supernova lends Unter the power to break free…

Now, the Evil
One is back and stronger than ever.

Outraged by his
previous defeat, Unter will hit Luke where it hurts most. Followers.
Friends. Family. Kidnapping one of Luke’s sisters and his
girlfriend Jenny Anderson, Unter will take one hostage on Earth, the
other on Spellville. While the Dragon is distracted by his loved ones
in peril, the Evil One will begin to terraform both worlds for his
dying race.

Luke must make
a choice: the Earth or Spellville, his sister or the woman he
loves…

A cat-and-mouse game with no rewards, only
consequences.

Our young hero must quickly adapt to this experiment
in terror or watch his world be destroyed by a god-like being bent on
revenge.

Time is running
out, Chosen One. Tick tock… Tick tock…



DragonMan – The
Awakening

 

Book 7
 
Born From Oblivion
– God no longer rules supreme.”

 

In the distant
past, long before people populated the Earth, and before animals
roamed the planet, something terrifying and cunning made its home in
the vegetation covering the planet like a soft green blanket. Lying
in wait for millions of years, this species continued to evolve.
Patiently crossing over and manipulating the genetic code of
different species. And now, this prefect omniscient being… born
from oblivion, has awakened and is ready to feed… God No Longer
Rules Supreme… IT’S COMING.
 
 
DragonMan:
Face Of The Unknown, authored by Ted Lazaris, who created DragonMan
and wrote the series of novels, which are being developed and
produced by ThunderBall Films, has accomplished the amazing feat of
debuting at NUMBER #1 on AMAZON KINDLE, ahead of David Baldacci and
James Patterson novels.
Ted
Lazaris, (Dragonman Productions) received the attention and a Letter
of Commendation from former First Lady, Laura Bush who commented “I
admire your efforts, through writing adventure stories, to encourage
people of all ages to enjoy reading.
The
following is the Foreword Written in the Novel, DragonMan –
Descendants Of Man, by Actress, Kya Garwood, who is also known for
roles in films such as Into The Woods – National Treasure – Dark
Shadows.

Ted
Lazaris is the successful, #1 Amazon best-selling, creator and author
of the DragonMan series, a 21st century superhero saga – like nothing
we’ve experienced before. With the DragonMan series optioned by
CEO/Producer Mario Domina of ThunderBall Films Ltd., Ted can add
screenwriter, producer and, if that wasn’t enough, writer of lyrics
to two songs set to feature in the films, to his impressive list of
achievements. 

 
Check out some
Bonus Trailers!!
 

a Rafflecopter giveaway



 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

The Forsaken Crown… A desolated Empire Prequel

Tuesday, December 27th, 2016

 

The Forsaken Crown:

A Desolate Empire Prequel

by Christina Ochs

Genre: Epic Fantasy

About the Book:

Sonya is a disgraced mercenary with shattered ambitions. Kendryk is a young ruler in danger of being overthrown. An unlikely pair, they must learn to trust each other to survive the turmoil ahead. But with a corrupt regent, a disloyal aristocracy, and an army in their way, the future looks grim.

The Forsaken Crown, a prequel to The Desolate Empire Series, delivers thrilling battles, devious political intrigue and compelling characters. The Forsaken Crown combines the action and excitement of the Three Musketeers with the sweeping imagery of fantasy. Readers are calling this powerful series “an all-ages Game of Thrones.”

Check inside to find out how to get a free copy of Rise of the Storm, Book One in the Desolate Empire Series.

The link:

https://www.amazon.com/Forsaken-Crown-Desolate-Empire-Prequel-ebook/dp/B01N7CFVDA/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1482544968&sr=1-1&keywords=The+Forsaken+Crown+by+Christina+Ochs

He must save the lives of innocent women and children

Friday, December 16th, 2016

Picture

Captain Hawkins
The Jamie Hawkins Sage Book 1
By H. Peter Alesso
Genre: SciFi ,Action, Adventure, Thriller
About the Book
Action packed battles – plus an alien mystery with an original twist
Jamie Hawkins was living on an obscure planet in the twenty third-century when on one fateful night–his life changed forever. His heroic effort to save the lives of innocent women and children, caught in the cross-fire of war, placed him squarely in the cross-hairs of avenging soldiers.
A former marine, Hawkins was stunned when his rescue effort was seen as treachery. Unfairly convicted of treason by a corrupt judge, he was sentenced to life imprisonment at hard labor on an infamous penal colony.
Once in prison, his courage and perseverance won him the admiration and trust of his fellow convicts. While he was plotting his escape, an enemy attacked the planet–giving this daring warrior his chance. Together with his fellow prisoners, he launched a bold assault and high-jacked an enemy warship.
From then on, Captain Jamie Hawkins on his ship, the Indefatigable, fought in ship-to-ship and fleet actions against the government–only to discover that something insidious was behind the war–a mysterious alien presence with a original twist.
Amazon:
https://www.amazon.com/Captain-Hawkins-Jamie-Saga-Book-ebook/dp/B01M8HVGS3/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1481688763&sr=1-1&keywords=Captain+Hawkins+By+H.+Peter+Alesso

A dragon has rattled Edge City…

Saturday, December 3rd, 2016

Dragon’s Bayne, Book 4 of the Fae Rift Series 

Rumors of a dragon have rattled Edge City along with mangled bodies that throw a light of distrust on Dr. Wolf. Protestors warn against the werewolf doctor while Dr. Wolf pushes himself to the limits to save more fae that have fallen through the rift into a scared city. A new foe surfaces. Desperate to save Lilian, Aleric goes back to Blays. But when he finds the city of his youth under attack from terrifying creatures, Dr. Wolf realizes he might be the only one who can save it. Torn between protecting his home or saving the woman he loves, Dr. Wolf faces a fight that might destroy them all.

dr-wolf-iv-amazon-kindle

Author Bio:

image

Cheree Alsop is an award-winning, best-selling author who has published 38 books, including two series through Stonehouse Ink. She is the mother of a beautiful, talented daughter and amazing twin sons who fill every day with joy and laughter. She is married to her best friend, Michael, the light of her life and her soulmate who shares her dreams and inspires her by reading the first drafts and giving much appreciated critiques. Cheree works as a fulltime author and mother, which is more play than work! She enjoys reading, traveling to tropical beaches, riding motorcycles, spending time with her wonderful children, and going on family adventures while planning her next book.

Cheree and Michael live in Utah where they rock out, enjoy the outdoors, plan great quests, and never stop dreaming.

My Social Media Links:

website: www.chereealsop.com

facebook: http://www.facebook.com/authorchereealsop

Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/chereealsop

Amazon for paperback & ebook: http://www.amazon.com/Cheree-Alsop/e/B006NPWD2Y/ref=sr_tc_2_0?qid=1464022349&sr=8-2-ent

Barnes&Noble for ebook: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/s/cheree-alsop?store=allproducts&keyword=cheree+alsop

Smashwords for all ebook formats: http://www.smashwords.com/books/search?query=cheree+alsop

GoodReads: https://www.goodreads.com/search?q=cheree+alsop

The Belmont Saga… vile evil and hopeless terror

Friday, November 4th, 2016
 banner-8

 

Welcome back to Author Ren Garcia and his Saga 

 

 

Book 1 – Sands of the Solar Empire
GET THE BRANDY TO BAZZ . . .
That’s all Paymaster Stenstrom, the Lord of Belmont-South Tyrol, has to do and the old warbird Seeker is his. He has dreamed of captaining a Fleet ship his entire life.
Little does Paymaster Stenstrom realize that he is in the grip of an old Vendetta and the short trip to Bazz might very well be his last.
Faced with a dead ship and a lost crew, Paymaster Stenstrom finds help in the strangest places: the thief Marine and the milquetoast young man from the Admiral’s office, and, though he just became acquainted with these two strangers, he discovers they have been influencing each other’s lives for a very long time.
Something sinister hovers over Paymaster Stenstrom and his two new friends, something they are only now becoming aware of. The SANDS OF THE SOLAR EMPIRE stretch out before them in an endless gulf brimming with the unknown. Can a masked Paymaster, a thief, a coward and a once great warbird face what awaits them?
Book 2 – Against the Druries
That’s what they say on Bazz, that the “Deep Sea”, the open space between the two planets, is cursed and full of bad dreams—but nobody ever listens to people from Bazz, do they?
Paymaster Stenstrom, Private Taara and Lord A-Ram struggle to navigate the Seeker, an old warbird, through the shipping lanes to Bazz. If the Paymaster can’t get to Bazz with his cargo of brandy, he loses the ship and will probably end up in jail as well.
Jail? If only . . . The three adventurers are about to discover the old farfetched mariner stories are very real and that the Devil himself waits for the unwary in dark places where there is no help.
The Circle closes in on Stenstrom, Taara and A-Ram, and its judgment for them is far worse than any jail cell. The Seeker is about of become just another ship that set sail from safe shores and was never heard from again, unless . . .
The Belmont Saga concludes in this heartbreaking and action-packed tale of friendship and dedication, of vile evil and hopeless terror, and that sometimes help for those gone astray comes from the most unlikely of places.
~ Amazon ~ GoodreadsAmazon UK
~ Amazon Canada ~ Amazon Australia ~

 

 

 

Ren Garcia is a Science
Fiction/Fantasy author and Texas native who grew up in western Ohio. He has
been writing since before he could write, often scribbling alien lingo on any
available wall or floor with assorted crayons. He attended The Ohio State
University and majored in English Literature. Ren has been an avid lover of
anything surreal since childhood, he also has a passion for caving, urban
archeology and architecture. His highly imaginative “League of Elder”
book series is published by Loconeal Publishing
  



Connect with the Author here: 

 

Facebook ~ Website ~ Amazon ~

What makes you passionate about writing?

[Ren Garcia]  That same things that make me passionate about breathing, eating, and dressing every day. Writing is something I have to do. The need to write is like a spring-loaded mousetrap in my head, waiting to SNAP!
What is the title of your book?

[Ren Garcia]   For the Belmont Saga:  “Sands of the Solar Empire” and “Against the Druries.” They were originally written as one book, but, due to word count, I was forced to split them into 2 books.
What genre does your book fall under?

[Ren Garcia]  Science-fiction/Fantasy
What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?

[Ren Garcia]  After purchasing the chair of the old warbird Seeker, Lord Stenstrom of Belmont-South Tyrol faces a myriad of deadly perils as he attempts to deliver a case of brandy to the planet Bazz.

What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?

[Ren Garcia]  Star Wars books, Dune.

Who or What inspired you to write this book?

[Ren Garcia] I always admired Micheal Moorcook’s lesser known character Ulrich von Bek, how he carried himself, how he looked, and I modeled Paymaster Stenstrom loosely after him. I wanted to capture some of that same imagination and spirit of adventure I found in the von Bek books.
Where can we find your book? (Please live links work best)

[Ren Garcia]  All of the League of Elder books are available via Amazon.com. Here is a link to all the books:   https://thetempleoftheexplodinghead.com/books/

 

To view our blog schedule and follow along with this tour visit our Official Event page 

 

a Rafflecopter giveaway



Hosted by:

 

Dekker’s Dozen – Book Tour

Sunday, October 30th, 2016

B-17 bomber crashes in German-occupied Austria

Thursday, October 27th, 2016

banner-7

Synopsis:
Just before their B-17 bomber crashes in German-occupied Austria, two of the three remaining crewmen manage to parachute out of the aircraft. Captain Charlie Banks and Corporal Samuel Aldridge find shelter in a barn, where they are discovered by a beautiful young Austrian woman. Despite the danger to herself and her family, Marianne Leichtner decides to help the two Americans. Her courage and character soon win Charlie’s heart.

crossinglines_final_rgb

When the Nazis come to investigate the plane crash, Charlie and Sam must escape through enemy territory. Just steps from freedom, they are captured by Italian fascists. Survival takes on a new meaning for the airmen, and Charlie begins to questions everything, including his faith. Only the hope of seeing Marianne again keeps him going over the long months in prison. But if he survives, will she still care for him? And will Charlie learn to trust in the Lord’s promises?

My Review:

Crossing Lines by Melanie Mason is an entertaining story of a bomber that falls down in enemy territory during WWII. I enjoyed the telling of this story that is not filled with horrible details and atrocities of war. It focuses more on the two men that escape from certain death and follows them to the end of the book. It has suspense and romance but neither is overpowering or becomes routine. Crossing Lines by Melanie Mason is a story that grips you from the beginning and doesn’t let you go. This clean tale will entertain all readers and mostly those who love a good, light war story mixed with romance.
Crossing Lines by Melanie Mason is about two American airmen that have to parachute from their airplane after a bomber excursion into enemy territory. It takes us through their narrow escape from death, the Nazi’s investigation of the crash, the help they find in a beautiful Austrian woman and her mother and their struggles to keep their faith strong in the light of imminent danger. This is an inspiring great read that is sure to become your favorite for years to come.
One thing I noticed with this story is that the pacing was faster than many other WWII stories I have read. I didn’t find any time that the descriptions got on the way of the telling. I enjoyed visualizing the different places and even the characters in my mind. What a super read!

The author:

melanie-mason

Melanie Mason

 

URL Links

Official Facebook Event page:

https://www.facebook.com/events/309754662725135/

Author Social Media Links:

www.melaniemasonauthor.com

 

https://www.facebook.com/MelanieMasonAuthor/

 

https://twitter.com/mmasonauthor

 

https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/9840036.Melanie_Mason

 

http://melaniemasonauthor.blogspot.com

 

https://www.pinterest.com/melaniemmason/

 

Book Buy Links

https://deseretbook.com/p/crossing-lines?variant_id=144613-paperback

 

https://www.amazon.com/Crossing-Lines-Melanie-Mason/dp/1599921472/ref

 

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/32372544-crossing-lines

 

https://www.amazon.com/Melanie-Mason/e/B014MX1ZEU/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_4?qid=1475515204&sr=1-4

 

 

Rafflecopter Giveaway:

http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/330006f8257/

Official Book Tour: The Temple of the Exploding Head Trilogy (Author Interview (they ask the Questions))

Monday, October 17th, 2016

 

Welcome back to Author Ren Garcia with his Trilogy today!

 

 

 

The Dead Held Hands – In the ruins of a distant castle, a light comes on signaling the end of everything…
 
Kabyl, son of the famed Captain Davage, discovers the world around him is not as it seems. His beloved is a haunted woman full of secrets. She looks over shoulder at things that are not there and dread’s the dark. What is she so afraid of? The Dead hold hands, they say, and lend the living their power. Will they hold hands for Lord Kabyl as he ventures into the unknown?
The Machine – The Temple of the Exploding Head Saga continues…
Lord Kabyl of Blanchefort, his cousins Sarah and Phillip and their friend Lord Lon of Probert quest to recover the three pieces of a fabled machine lost for centuries: The Oberphilliax. Their quest will take them beyond the safety of the League to the Xaphan city of Waam where an ancient Black Hat and her vile army of Spectre henchmen await their arrival with great anticipation

The Temple of the Exploding Head – A God In His Temple Is Invincible. An outlaw and evil spirit, the Horned God confronts the gods themselves. From his Temple deep in the ground he is finally ready to act.

Lord Kabyl of Blanchefort returns to his home with the pieces of The Machine in hand. He expects his love, Lady Sammidoran, will return to begin their life together as man and woman at last. However, the Horned God has other ideas and he pursues Lady Sammidoran without pause. As Lord Kabyl seeks to save his love from an insane god, all roads lead to the dreaded Temple of the Exploding Head, where none emerge alive. Elsewhere, Captain Davage and his Countess, Sygillis, find themselves lost deep in enemy territory where the Horned God’s horrific servants hold sway. Even if the Captain and Countess manage to return home to Kana, what will they find when they arrive? The Temple of the Exploding Head saga concludes in this action-filled adventure of love and loss. In a place where even the gods fear to tread, how can naught but a tragedy be the outcome?

 

 

~ Amazon ~ Amazon UK
~ Amazon Canada ~ Amazon Australia ~

 

 

 

Ren Garcia is a Science Fiction/Fantasy author and Texas native who grew up in western Ohio. He has
been writing since before he could write, often scribbling alien lingo on any available wall or floor with assorted crayons. He attended The Ohio State University and majored in English Literature. Ren has been an avid lover of anything surreal since childhood, he also has a passion for caving, urban archeology and architecture. His highly imaginative “League of Elder” book series is published by Loconeal Publishing
  



Connect with the Author here: 

 

Facebook ~ Website ~ Amazon ~

What writers inspired you to become an author?

Michael Moorcock and Fritz Leiber were my biggest influences. Michael Moorcock taught me to be bold and uninhibited in my writing, while Fritz Leiber taught me how to use my imagination to world build, filling it with all sorts of crazy things.

 

Any special appearances or events coming up that you want to mention?

I visit a number of different shows and conventions across the Midwest

 

If you could travel to any time in history, when would you visit?

I thought the 80’s were pretty cool.

 

If you could have dinner with any of your characters, which ones would you choose? What food would you serve?

The Goddess Atha. We will eat manna.

 

If you could travel anywhere, on earth or off, where would you go?

Saturn

 

What color would you wear if you had only one choice?

Red and Gray (I’m a Buckeye fan)

 

Describe your dream writing spot.

3:00am in my basement with a half-eaten Chipotle burrito.

 

To view our blog schedule and follow along with this tour visit our Official Event page 

 

a Rafflecopter giveaway



Hosted by:

 

A Devil In Hong Kong???

Monday, October 10th, 2016
David Harris Lang, a current resident of Hong Kong, has lived and worked in Asia much of his life. Besides being a prolific author of Asian-based thrillers, he is an international architect who brings an indelible sense of place’ to his writing as well as a deep understanding of Asian cultures, locales, and customs. His vivid fight scenes come from a life-long practice of the martial arts. A Devil in Hong Kong is David Lang’s third book.
Q&A With the Author: 
Do you have a favorite author?
Stephen King is definitely my favorite. From word-one he has me hooked.
What is one piece of advice you could give to a new author that you wish someone had
passed to you?
Just sit down and write, every day. Don’t listen to critics or people telling you it’s too difficult.
Write for you.
Connect With the Author Here:
 
On a snowy day in the year 889, Emperor Wu of the Han Dynasty had an epiphany: he was not immortal. His jade carver created the most beautiful jade burial suit in history, finishing just three weeks before the Han Emperor died. When the priceless two-thousand-year-old jade burial suit suddenly goes missing in modern Hong Kong, a brutal competition to find it ensues between rival Chinese, Burmese, and Japanese factions. As they battle for the priceless artifact, a psychotic killer with a Maori tattoo on his face surfaces leaving a trail of dismembered corpses strung together like traditional Burmese puppets. Detectives Ian Hamilton and Angela Cheung follow a trail of hacked bodies and terror through contemporary Hong Kong in their search for the killer.
~Amazon ~ Goodreads ~ Amazon UK
~ Amazon Canada ~ Amazon Australia ~

 

Snippet:
“Right, Liquid Hero. National eliminations are going
to be held right here, dude. Anaheim Convention Center. You should do it!”
“Entry fee is $200.00, Scott. Don’t have the bones.”
Carl said as he reached into a crumpled, grease-stained paper bag and pulled
out a French fry.
“You could get the smack easy, Dude. Lame-gamers pay
big dinero to people like us for weapons and armor and shit. You know that
Sword of Wuhan that you captured in ‘Wasted Souls’? You could sell that bad boy
for big bucks. What about the Invisibility Armor from ‘Blood Bath’ you got when
you killed the giant Kappa? You can sell lots of shit like that online to
lame-o’s.” Scott said.
“Selling virtual crap for real money, I heard about
it. ‘The Man’ Maniero comes up with a plan! Not bad!” Carl said.
“How do you think I’ve been funding all that E we been
rollin’ with, dude? Selling virtual weapons online is how!” Scott said as he
rummaged in the breast pocket of his plaid shirt. He removed a plastic medicine
bottle, and then wiped his Doritos stained fingers on his jeans.
“Which, by the way, we should partake thereof. Let’s
get mundo-level high and play some ‘Quake III’.”
To view our blog schedule and follow along with this tour visit our Official Event page 

 

a Rafflecopter giveaway

 

Engines of Liberty Series… a steampunk or alternate history?

Friday, August 12th, 2016

tour banner

The book:

REBEL HEART

cover 1 small

In 1776, the American rebels were thwarted by British magic. The leaders were executed, but the surviving soldiers went into hiding and kept the revolution alive. By 1984 they have developed better weapons and machinery to even the odds. Now all these “technomancers” need is an army for their arsenal, and their newest recruit is 15 year-old Calvin Adler of Baltimore. The problem is, he’s got a pretty strong will, and might give the technomancers at bit of trouble in training…

SUICIDE RUN

cover 2 small

Calvin learns that the technomancers aren’t all good guys like he’d thought, and soon runs afoul of the worst of them. Now, with a bomb in his chest and a lot of ground to cover, he has a little over a week to save his life, or else become another casualty in the revolution. Meanwhile, an old enemy comes back stronger than ever, with ambition to spare…

PATRIOT’S GAME

PG Cover

Calvin is on the brink of death. The army is scattered, the commodore is dead, and the British mages know about the technomancers’ secret weapon. Just as all hope seems lost, Calvin and his friends find out the mages have a weakness, one that could end the war overnight and liberate the colonials.
But it will take a miracle to reach it…

The Interview:

Graham, how long have you been writing? I started in 1993 as a third grader, but started pursuing it seriously about ten years ago and I’ve been trying to get better ever since.

Wow! Tell us where you were born and where do you live now. Southern California then, Southern Nevada now. I am very much a product of the desert.

Who has made the greatest difference for you as a writer? Oh jeez. There is no right answer to this! I have been blessed with many great influences and mentors. I guess my third grade teacher was the one who really started this whole thing though. I give her lots of credit.

What is the name of your Serie? and what genre? The series is “Engines of Liberty,” and the books are REBEL HEART, SUICIDE RUN, and PATRIOT’S  GAME. They are a bit of fantasy, alternate history, and steampunk. Aimed at YA but good for all ages.

Tell us more about it. Perhaps a back cover blurb. The Brits used magic to win the American Revolution in 1776. Two hundred years later the Americans have built a huge army with steam and gas engines, plus a ton of firepower, and they want a rematch. Romance and adventure abound!

So interesting… What kind of impact do you expect your works to have in the reader’s lives? Take an interest in history and open your imagination. I was a diligent daydreamer in my childhood and it brings me immense joy, I hope others take it up.

URL Links

Official Facebook Event page:

https://www.facebook.com/events/1741362579444700/

Author Social Media Links:

Blog: grahampbradley.wordpress.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/GrahamBeRad

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/GrahamBeRad/

Book Buy Links

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/bookseries/B0157F9YPO/kindle/ref=sr_bookseries_null_B0157F9YPO

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/search?utf8=%E2%9C%93&q=engines+of+liberty%2C+graham+bradley&search_type=books

Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=graham+bradley%2C+engines+of+liberty

Amazon Canada: https://www.amazon.ca/gp/bookseries/B0157F9YPO/kindle/ref=sr_bookseries_null_B0157F9YPO

Amazon Australia: https://www.amazon.com.au/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=graham+bradley%2C+engines+of+liberty

 

 

Rafflecopter Giveaway:

http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/330006f8227/

A fast-paced, roller coaster ride is free…

Saturday, August 6th, 2016

Promise Me is free until tomorrow. Get your copy now.

 

51FkS4eQmVL

Promise Me has it all. It’s a romantic thriller with plenty of dramatic moments. Fast-paced and addictive. It is a must-read for those enjoy full-flavored story-telling.

It poses a question: What would you do if the life of the one you love hangs in the balance, and only you could save her?

Thomas ‘Easy’ Steel is an EOD with the New York State Police’s Bomb Disposal Unit. An anonymous caller had demanded that he disarms a bomb strapped to a woman’s chest. When he arrives at the scene, he discovers that the woman is his wife, Bianca.

It shouldn’t be a big deal. After all, his nickname, Easy, had been bestowed upon him at bomb school because he’s so easy-going, even when disabling live bombs. This time, however, it’s different. He might not survive it.

And, what of the woman he loves with all his heart, to whom he promised eternity?

The author:

Jack O. Daniel is an alter-ego. He prefers to be an enigma. Someone who lives in the shadow, observing how people live and interact; sometimes participating but mostly he stays in the background.

Let’s just call him, the Chronicler

 

Buy

The Librarian who Shoots a Gun

Thursday, July 28th, 2016

Banner-3

Synopsis:
Audrey Scott is more upset for her jilted cousin than for the best man who supposedly disappeared and caused the cancellation of the wedding. That is, until the cops come around looking for him on suspicion of murder. When that very same best man, Foster McGuire, ends up bleeding in Audrey’s closet, she has no choice but to try and get him off the hook for a crime he didn’t commit.

Too bad there’s too many people, from an irritating homicide detective who’s way too attractive for Audrey’s own good, right to mob bosses, who don’t want to see Foster McGuire tell his story. Audrey is no detective. In fact, she’s a children’s librarian. However, there’s always room for some good old investigation work between story times, and she’s going to use the skills she knows to follow a trail that starts with murder and ends with betrayal, with a whole lot of guns in between.

cover-3

 

My Review:

The Librarian Shoots a Gun an Audrey Scott Mystery by Amber Gilchrist is an investigation tale full of surprises and some humor. You will find diverse and interesting characters throughout the story. The Librarian Shoots a Gun is a murder mystery that will provide you a few hours in a world full of conspiracy and real life. It is a clean, delightful mystery solved by a small but very intelligent woman.

Audrey is a Librarian in charge of the program for kids in her home town of Tulsa, Oklahoma. She is more than thirty and not yet married. Her cousin is getting married and the family decides to introduce her to the best man. The problem starts when he disappears from earth and is being hunted by the police for murder. The wedding is off, and the investigating policemen thinks that she knows where the guy is hiding. Since she has never seen the guy, she gets put out by the policemen and their suggestions. When the best man enters her room in the middle of the night, Audrey defends her five foot body with all she has, and breaks his nose. It is after this incident that she realizes that the best man doesn’t have anyone else he knows in Tulsa, and that he really wants her to help him. She starts her own investigation to prove the best man innocence, and gets entangled with the mafia, dead people and crooked policemen, but the most dangerous part is when her heart decides to fall for the wrong man.

The Librarian Shoots a Gun is not a romance, so don’t expect a happy ending, but you will get all the mysteries resolved. It is great reading for even a Young Adult although it is meant as an adult mystery. You can’t go wrong with this story.

URL Links

Official Facebook Event page:

https://www.facebook.com/events/583848361789160/

Author Social Media Links:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Amber-Gilchrist-160385777321999/

Book Buy Links

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Librarian-Shoots-Gun-Mystery-Mysteries-ebook/dp/B01F6HZ4X4

Goodreads:

Amazon UK

Amazon Canada:

Amazon Australia:

 

Rafflecopter Giveaway:

http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/330006f8225/

A Manhattan Murder Mystery

Saturday, July 16th, 2016
July 16: DEATH UNSCRIPTED: A Trudy Genova Manhattan Mystery by Author Marni Graff
                                                   Summer Banner
About the book:
“Trudy Genova has the best job a nurse could have: working as a medical consultant for a movie studio in Manhattan means no more uniforms, bedpans or white shoes. She’s working with a womanizing actor, teaching him to fake a heart attack, when he dies right in the middle of taping–but not before pointing his finger accusingly at Trudy. When detectives view Trudy as a suspect, she swings into action to clear her name, to the chagrin of NYPD detective Ned O’Malley. Soon the bodies mount up and Trudy realizes she’s put herself in jeopardy. Based on the author’s real work experience as a medical consultant, this is the book her mentor and friend, P D James, insisted she write.”
 cover-2
My review:

Trudy is a nurse working as a medical consultant for a TV studio where different movies or drama pieces are filmed. She teaches the actors what to do when a medical emergency happens, the doctors how to act during the emergency, and the director what terminology should be used in such emergencies. She can also use her computer to fake the signals on the machines that are attached to an actor portraying a patient in the hospital. She loves her work until one of the actors drops dead during filming. This happened right after she gave him eyes drop to make him look like he was having a heart attack. The problem arises when she becomes the main suspect of poisoning him.

Death Unscripted a Trudy Genova Manhattan Mystery by Author Marni Graff is good-paced murder mystery that will likely become your favorite. I enjoyed the twists, bodies, secrets and the light romance in this story. The characters are a great bunch of people, and the bad guys follow suit. You will find this murder mystery easy to read, yet you won’t guess who did it. What I didn’t like was the unnecessary swearing in it. There wasn’t much, but it certainly didn’t move the story or add to the telling–so why put them there?

 

 

Book Buy Links:

Bridle Path Press: http://www.bridlepathpress.com/Books/DeathUnscripted/tabid/276/Default.aspx

Amazon.com: www.amazon.com/Death-Unscripted-M-K-Graff/dp/0990828727/:

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/27396963-death-unscripted

 

The author:

 Author-2