Posts Tagged ‘Sci-Fi’

She must put the pieces together, or she’ll find herself lying in a cursed grave at the bottom of the ocean

Sunday, November 10th, 2019
Deep
Echoes
Web
of Echoes Book 1
by
Melody Ash
Genre:
Time Travel Adventure 
 
She’s
a no-holds-barred, kick-butt, don’t-cover-the-ugly-parts
archaeologist. History wants to teach her a lesson.

 

 

The
journey begins with a backpack and lip gloss.

 

 

Caitlin
Benoit finds her blood quickened by a new, intriguing site. An
initial exploration leads to the discovery of a mysterious river rock
with peculiar etchings. Puzzled, she breaks all the rules to examine
the stone closer.

 

 

When
she brushes away the dirt, 2017 folds away to leave Caitlin standing
in pre-Civil War Charleston. As she tries to work out how she time
traveled to 1859, Caitlin learns the terrifying risk she poses even
while she tries to return home.

 

Add
to Goodreads
Amazon
* Apple *
B&N
* Google
* Kobo
Northern
Echoes
Web
of Echoes Book 2
 
She’s
a no-holds-barred, kick-butt, don’t-cover-the-ugly-parts
archaeologist. History wants to teach her a lesson.

 

 

Adventures
are launched with a parlor and a sword.

 

 

Caitlin
Benoit assumed the next destination would be her time, her world.
Instead, the stone thrusts her further into the past and onto a
different continent. Now in 1831 England, she’s discovered by
William, the Duke of Lancaster. By sheer luck, he’s willing to allow
her into his manor.

 

 

While
she fights to gain a footing in this new time, Caitlin discovers the
stone also ripped John from Charleston. Everything she thought she
knew about how the stone worked is false, and neither of them
understand how to escape the grip of the past.

 

 

As
they work to uncover the mystery of the stone, an acquaintance of the
Duke plots an intricate scheme certain to destroy them all. She and
John must solve the puzzle, in an unknown amount of time, or risk
getting stuck–or buried–in 1831.

 

Add
to Goodreads
Amazon
* Apple *
B&N
* Kobo
 
 
Sunken
Echoes
Web
of Echoes Book 3
 

 

She’s
a no-holds-barred, kick-butt, don’t-cover-the-ugly-parts
archaeologist. History wants to teach her a lesson.

 

 

 

Discovery
has an hourglass and a necklace.

 

Caitlin
lands hard on the decks of an infamous ship–with only 24 hours
before it sinks, and John is missing.

 

Trapped
in 1912 on the Titanic, sand is slipping through the hourglass as she
tries to jump ship before it plunges to the bottom of the Atlantic
Ocean. She meets Elizabeth, a woman with valuable knowledge about
time travel and how it works. Yet nothing is ever easy, and her new
friend’s memory proves to be unreliable.

 

As
Caitlin searches for John, the grains of time slip away. She must put
the pieces together, or she’ll find herself lying in a cursed
grave at the bottom of the ocean.

 

**Only
.99 cents!!**
Add
to Goodreads
Amazon
* Apple *
B&N
* Kobo
 
 
Melody
grew up loving the endless possibilities fantasy and Sci-Fi held
between their pages or played on the big screen. At age ten, she
picked up a pencil and began coming up with stories of her own that
toyed with other worlds and the mysteries of this one.

 

 

When
she’s not delving into the worlds created by words, she’s digging
into Ghiradelli chocolates and creating memories with her families.

 

Website
* Facebook *
Twitter * Instagram
* Bookbub
* Amazon
* Goodreads

 
 
Follow
the tour HERE
for special content and a giveaway!
 
a Rafflecopter giveaway
 
 

This book contains traditional, bootiful Halloween recipes prepared from nondairy and cruelty free ingredients

Wednesday, November 6th, 2019
A
Very Vegan Halloween: The Witch’s Cauldron
The
Vegan Holiday Cookbook Collection #1
by
Rebecca Henry
Genre:
Cookbook
 
Halloween
has always been an important holiday in my home and a time for food
and parties. This book contains traditional, bootiful Halloween
recipes prepared from nondairy and cruelty free ingredients.

 

 

With
41 bewitching recipes to chose from, you will have a spooktacular
selection of recipes to inspire your little ghost or goblins to
gobble up their plates! Being a mom of two, and so no stranger to
hosting Halloween parties for little ones, I understand the
importance of presentation. If the food is fun and engaging, children
and adults alike, will want to try vegan options. The recipes come
with creative decorating ideas, party suggestions and terribly
terrifying recipe names, to get your cute little ghouls eager to bake
with you in the kitchen.

 

Goodreads
* Amazon
 
 
Best
Selling Amazon Author of Hybrid: Adapt or Die. Her debut novel was
The Lady Raven: A Dark Cinderella Tale, which was published in 2017.
The Lady Raven, is for those who have an infinity for fairy tales
retold with a link to witches, magic and the macabre. Rebecca’s
second novel, Louisiana Latte, a chick lit comedy was released
February 28th 2019. Louisiana Latte, is a feel good comedy that
focuses on the bonds of sisters, and how audacious life can be when
you have a diva for one! Rebecca’s third novel Hybrid: Adapt or Die,
is a sci-fi, horror, romance novel. It takes the reader on a wild
ride of government conspiracy theories, ancient aliens but also
touches your heart with a tender love story. Hybrid was released
August 1st 2019. Her fourth novel Conjure Lake, a ya, dark fantasy,
horror novel will be released in 2020. The entire first chapter is
included at the end of Hybrid first edition copies. You can find all
of Rebecca’s books on Amazon.

 

 

Rebecca
Henry is a world traveler living abroad in England. Besides being an
author, Rebecca is also a podcast talk host on the show The Latte
Talk. The podcast was inspired by her latest novel, Louisiana Latte
and her diva sister Deb. She is a serious vegan, gardener, crafter,
wife and mom who practices yoga. She loves to laugh, her drug of
choice and loves all things witchy with a hint of the macabre. Her
favorite holiday is Halloween and her favorite movie of all time is
Practical Magic.

 

Website
* Facebook *
Twitter * Instagram
* Amazon
* Goodreads
 
 
 
Follow
the tour HERE
for special content and a giveaway!
 
a Rafflecopter giveaway
 
 

 

Dalphnia, is a woodland nymph who can control the trees of the forest and is determined to see her husband come through this journey alive

Saturday, October 26th, 2019
Fall
of the Western Kings
Tirumfall
Trilogy Book 1
by
J Drew Brumbaugh
Genre:
Epic Fantasy 
 
Gant
is a commoner, forbidden from learning swordsmanship. He trains in
spite of the law and ends up branded an outlaw. However fate
intervenes while Gant is on the run and soon he is embroiled in an
odyssey with forces of darkness that can only be vanquished with help
from his friends, not all of whom are human. An epic that delivers
the best in the tradition of classic fantasy.
Goodreads
* Amazon
 
 
Child
of Evil
Tirumfall
Trilogy Book 2 
 
The
story started with “Fall of the Western Kings”. Now “Child
of Evil” continues the odyssey of Gant, the hero who killed Varg
with his magical sword Valorious and who must now use his strength
and cunning to find and neutralize the child born of evil. This child
is prophesized to lead the demons of the western kingdoms to victory
over the people of the east. Other characters accompany Gant to Ferd,
the city where the child will be born. Amelia is a shape-changer who
flies to the west to do reconnaissance only to be captured and
imprisoned. Pris, the emperor and blossoming wizard, worries about
the evil forces and knows the child cannot be allowed to unite the
demonic powers. His untested magic will be key to stopping the
impending doom. Dalphnia, Gant’s wife, is a woodland nymph who can
control the trees of the forest and is determined to see her husband
come through this journey alive. Can this unlikely group intervene in
time to stop the child and the carnage that is sure to follow? Will
it mean killing the child? Resolving this moral dilemma while
outwitting the demons and getting back to the safety of their homes
makes for a rousing adventure. “Child of Evil” is the
second book in J. Drew Brumbaugh’s fantasy series, The Tirumfall
Triology.
Goodreads
* Amazon
 
 
I
live in northeast Ohio where I write sci-fi, fantasy, and suspense
novels, along with a few short stories. Mostly I write stories I
think I’d like to read with characters that are interesting enough
that readers want to find out what happens to them. I also spend time
teaching and training at the karate dojo my wife and I founded,
building a Japanese garden in the back yard, and taking walks in the
woods with our dog. I have six novels in print, the most recent being
“Bula Bridge,” a collection of short stories, and a
co-authored children’s book. I continue to work on my next book and
seem to always have several stories in various stages of completion.

Website
* Facebook *
Twitter * Pinterest
* Bookbub
* Amazon *
Goodreads

 
 
Follow
the tour HERE
for exclusive excerpts, guest posts and a giveaway!
 
 

Keeping the living safe in the subway tunnels, scavenging food by day, hiding by night, all the while haunted about how they lost the world above them

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2019

 

Underground: Revelations
Underground Book 1
by John Grover
Genre: Horror
THEIR LAST
REFUGE COULD BE THEIR TOMB…

Underground: Revelations
The war the world feared finally came except this
was a different kind of war. One fought between the living and the dead. The
living lost.
Liam, a former soldier in the war against the dead,
had done everything he could to hold back the enemy but in the end he joined
the other survivors in the only safe place left— underground.

Now Liam helps keep the last of the living safe in
the subway tunnels, scavenging food by day, hiding by night, all the while
haunted about how they lost the world above them. He always believed the dead
had help but he could never prove it.

He would soon learn he was right all along and that
there is no safe place to hide from extinction—underground just might turn out
to be everyone’s tomb after all.

**Get it at half price for
only $2.49 until Nov 1st!**

John Grover
is a fiction author specializing in Horror, Fantasy and Sci-Fi residing in
Massachusetts. John grew up watching creature double feature with his brother
on Saturday afternoons. This fueled his love of monsters, ghosts and the
supernatural. He never missed an episode. In his spare time he loves to cook,
garden, go to the theater to watch horror movies with his friends, read, talk
about food, bake amazing desserts, play with his dog Buffy (yes named after the
character in the TV show) and draw-badly.
 

Some of his favorite TV shows and influences are The
Twilight Zone, Tales from the Darkside, Space 1999, Battlestar Galactica,
X-Files, Night Gallery, Monsters, Star Trek, and much more. 
 

He completed a creative writing course at Boston’s
Fisher College and is a member of the New England Horror Writers, a chapter of
the Horror Writers Association.
 

Some of his more recent credits include Best New Zombie
Tales Vol 1 by Books of the Dead Press, The Book of Cannibals by Living Dead
Press, The Vermin Anthology, The Northern Haunts Anthology by Shroud
Publishing, The Zombology Series by Library of the Living Dead Press, Morpheus
Tales, Wrong World, The Willows, Alien Skin Magazine, Aurora Wolf and more.
 

He is the author of several collections, including the
recently released Terror in Small Doses for Amazon Kindle as well as various
chapbooks, anthologies, and more.

$25 Amazon
 Follow
the tour
HERE for special content and a giveaway!
a Rafflecopter giveaway

A SISTER’S WRATH KNOWS NO BOUNDS…

Tuesday, October 8th, 2019
Perdition
Bleeds
Knightshade
Series Book 1
by
John Grover
Genre:
Epic Fantasy 
 
WHAT
WAS ONCE BELOW IS NOW ABOVE

 

King
Gravynmere of Vanosia has sent some of his best soldiers to
investigate strange stories in the nearby border town of Faxon.

 

The
men will soon learn there is more truth than fancy to these stories,
for something walks in the fields, something with cloven hooves and
fire dripping from its hands.

 

 

The
king rallies his son, Prince Quinn, his entire army and all of the
Kingdom of Vanosia to confront the very forces of darkness in an epic
tale of adventure, magic and mystery as the veil between their world
and Perdition grows thin.

 

 

Join
the Prince as he battles for his land, his people and his beloved on
a mission that will take him to ends of the world and back, through
pain and sacrifice, war and horror as what is below claws its way to
above.

 

Add
to Goodreads
Amazon
* B&N

 
 
Shadow
Scourge
Knightshade
Series Book 2
 
A
SISTER’S WRATH KNOWS NO BOUNDS…

 

The Great War with Perdition has
ended but all is not well in the continent of Eurone. Prince Quinn,
half human, half shade, lives in exile at the hands of his father,
King Harlequin. The King withers into depression, leaving the kingdom
of Vanosia weakened and open to attack. It is now that the Shrouded
Woman seeks vengeance for the death of her sister at the hands of
Prince Quinn. She will stop at nothing to see the extermination of
the royal family and all of Vanosia.

 

In this sequel to
Knightshade: Perdition Bleeds, the forces of darkness and light will
once again collide in an action-packed, fantasy tale of family
secrets, dark history, forgiveness and redemption. Prince Quinn is
the only way to stop the dark shadow magic of the Shrouded Woman and
the scourge she has unleashed upon the world. He must learn that to
finally bring peace to the kingdom he will need to not only face the
truth of the Shrouded Woman’s identity but the truth about his own
family as well.
This is book 2 of the Knightshade
Series. It is highly recommended that you read Book 1: Perdition
Bleeds before starting this book.

 

Add
to Goodreads
Amazon
* B&N
 
 
 
Coming
Soon!!
Knightshade
Book 3 – King Ascends
 
 
 
John
Grover is a fiction author specializing in Horror, Fantasy and Sci-Fi
residing in Massachusetts. John grew up watching creature double
feature with his brother on Saturday afternoons. This fueled his love
of monsters, ghosts and the supernatural. He never missed an episode.
In his spare time he loves to cook, garden, go to the theater to
watch horror movies with his friends, read, talk about food, bake
amazing desserts, play with his dog Buffy (yes named after the
character in the TV show) and draw-badly.

 

 

 

Some
of his favorite TV shows and influences are The Twilight Zone, Tales
from the Darkside, Space 1999, Battlestar Galactica, X-Files, Night
Gallery, Monsters, Star Trek, and much more. 

 

He
completed a creative writing course at Boston’s Fisher College and
is a member of the New England Horror Writers, a chapter of the
Horror Writers Association.

 

 

Some
of his more recent credits include Best New Zombie Tales Vol 1 by
Books of the Dead Press, The Book of Cannibals by Living Dead Press,
The Vermin Anthology, The Northern Haunts Anthology by Shroud
Publishing, The Zombology Series by Library of the Living Dead Press,
Morpheus Tales, Wrong World, The Willows, Alien Skin Magazine, Aurora
Wolf and more.

 

 

He is the author
of several collections, including the recently released Terror in
Small Doses for Amazon Kindle as well as various chapbooks,
anthologies, and more.

 

Website
* Facebook
* Twitter * Instagram
* Bookbub *
Amazon
* Goodreads

 
 
Follow
the tour HERE
for exclusive content and a giveaway!
 
a Rafflecopter giveaway
 
 

Snow White is now Snow Leslie, trapped in an off-script fairy tale that’s doomed to spiral into a never, ever after

Monday, September 9th, 2019
Summons
Fable
Ranger Book 1
by
A.L. Brown
Genre:
MG Fantasy, Fairy Tale Mashup
Take
care what you wish for. You just might get it.

 

 

Twelve-year-old
Casey doesn’t think life could get any more unfair. Plans for her
special basketball tournament are tossed aside by her sister’s
wedding plans. She even has to be a bridesmaid now, with all the lace
and silk and—oh, the horror! All she wants is an escape, but she
never imagined she’d be swept away to a world of Mother Goose
rhymes, fairy tales, stories of Arabian Nights, and oh, by the way,
all but one fairy godmother has been kidnapped.

 

 

Casey
learns she’s been summoned as the Fable Ranger to lead the search
and rescue of the missing wish-makers. But she’s not the hero they
want. In the world of fairy tales, damsels aren’t meant to swoop in
and save the day.

 

 

Now
all Casey wants is to go home, but the veil between worlds is on
lockdown. Taking fate into her own hands, she embarks on an airship
flight to find the phoenix tears that can open her way home. Her
journey would’ve gone as smooth as the perfect layup if it weren’t
for that pesky bounty the evil Dovetail has placed on her head. But
if Casey fails, the Arabian Nights will disappear forever—and leave
her trapped in a world unraveling one fairy tale at a time.

 

**Only
.99cents!!**
Goodreads
* Amazon
 
 
Return
Fable
Ranger Book 2 
 
Casey
is home! But not for long…

 

Casey’s
short-lived return to the real world is followed by a rapid scramble
back to Lorealia to tackle Dovetail and more of his mischief. This
time, it’s a family affair — not just to save the missing
godmothers, but to rescue her sister Leslie as well.

 

Snow
White is now Snow Leslie, trapped in an off-script fairy tale that’s
doomed to spiral into a never ever after with the rest of Lorealia if
Casey, her father, and Charlie-boy fail their mission to stop a
war.

 

And
has the book finally realized it made a mistake in choosing Casey as
the Fable Ranger after all? Why is it rejecting her?

 

Don’t
miss this final installment of the exciting Fable Ranger duology.

 

Goodreads
* Amazon
 
 
Born
and raised in Little Rock, AR, Angela now calls Central Texas
home.

 

 

Reading
and writing have been lifelong passions. It was around the time she
gave birth to her forever-love, nicknamed Chipmunk, that she really
took writing seriously. After all, how could she teach her child to
follow her dreams if she hadn’t tried herself?

 

 

As
a YA fantasy/sci-fi reader and author, she favors the magical,
mysterious, the darker side of life…even harbors a secret fright
for things that go bump in the night.

 

Website
* Twitter * Instagram
* Amazon
* Goodreads
 
 
Follow
the tour HERE
for exclusive excerpts, guest posts and a giveaway!
 
a Rafflecopter giveaway
 
 
 
 

Becoming a highly-trained child soldier was just the start of Adam’s journey

Thursday, March 28th, 2019
A
Weapon’s Journey
by
Frank Martin
Genre:
SciFi
 
Living
in poverty with his abusive father, Adam Judson never considered
himself special. Not even when the authoritative American government
abducted him to be part of its secretive weapons program. But
becoming a highly-trained child soldier was just the start of Adam’s
journey. After being condemned to undergo the program’s most brutal
procedure, Adam became a super human of unimaginable power. Now he
faces the burden of deciding if his newfound abilities make him a god
or just another weapon.
Goodreads
* Amazon
 
 
Frank is a comic
writer and author that is not as crazy as his work makes him out to
be…seriously.
Since his writing
career began he’s had multiple short stories published in horror
anthologies by both Burning Willow Press and Stitched Smile
Publications. Frank has also had comic shorts appear in the
“fluff noir” anthology series Torsobear and the
all-ages horror anthology Cthulhu is Hard to Spell.
Frank also wrote and
produced the comic anthology series Modern Testament, which featured
a wide ensemble of artists throughout its four volumes. Frank’s
novels include the YA sci-fi thriller Predestiny published by
Crossroads Press and the zombie horror Mountain Sickness published by
Severed Press.
Frank currently
lives in New York with his wife and three kids.
Website
* Facebook *
Twitter *
Instagram *
Goodreads
 
 
Follow
the tour HERE
for exclusive excerpts, guest posts and a giveaway!
a Rafflecopter giveaway
 
 

Everything Phoe thought she knew is…well, wrong. Dead wrong

Friday, February 22nd, 2019
Naked
Phoenix
Rising Book 1
by
Alexandra Christian
Genre:
SciFi Romance
 
OUT
OF THE STACKS

 

 

Librarian
Phoebe Addison has lived her entire life within a seventy-five mile
radius of her small Louisiana town, but when she receives a strange
medallion from her adventurous, off-world sister, reality tilts
toward the bizarre. Everything Phoe thought she knew is…well,
wrong. Dead wrong. But bone-numbing fear has no place in this brave
new world—nor by the side of the dangerous, exquisite man who saves
her life.

 

 

…AND
INTO THE FIRE

 

 

Following
the tragic slaughter of his family, operative Macijah “Cage” St.
John understands evil in a way no man ever should. He traded
happiness for a magnificent and terrible power, and fate isn’t done
with him yet. He wasn’t looking for comfort. He didn’t need
tenderness. But today he’ll play hero to a damsel in distress, and
his quest will deliver him to the uncanny Martian colony of New
London—and his heart to the demure Phoebe Addison. The bookish
beauty’s hidden talents and deep abiding love just might save Cage
from himself.

 

Goodreads
* Amazon
 
 
NeoGeisha
Phoenix
Rising Book 2
 
 
BACK…

 

 

Macijah
“Cage” St. John’ didn’t want the spy life anymore. He would
have been thrilled to spend every morning lying in the field behind
Phoe’s home in smalltown Louisiana watching the clouds roll by. But
his Miss Addison wanted to spread her wings, literally. So Cage
accepted a mission that teamed him up with his lady love. If only he
had trusted her.

 

 

TO
THE FUTURE

 

 

Everything
about being a spy was a million times more exciting, and scarier,
than the books she’d read in her former life as a librarian. When her
first mission with Cage turned into a colossal clusterf*ck because he
withheld information and kept secrets, Phoebe’s world narrowed into a
long tunnel of betrayal. Captured by space pirates and delivered to a
horrible fate, she wished the last words between them had been of
love, because she was certain she would never see Cage St. John
again.

 

 

In
NeoGeisha, Alexandra Christian returns to the intriguing,
post-apocalyptic world she created in Naked. Cage and Phoe continue
to build their relationship, but not without complications. Romantic
conflict and fast-paced action keep the pages turning, right down to
the satisfying ending. ~ Nancy Northcott, Author of the Light Mage
Wars series

 

 

NeoGeisha
hit all my personal high points: wild adventure, sheet-scorching sex,
killer machines, thousands-to-two odds and a vampire shape-shitfting
James Bond in space. ~Vivien Jackson, Author of Wanted and Wired
series

 

Goodreads
* Amazon
 
 
In
Absinthia
Phoenix
Rising Book 3
 
ALL
INCLUSIVE VICTORIANA & STEAMPUNK

 

 

Interplanetary
master spies, Macijah “Cage” St. John and Phoebe Addison
are forced to take vacation time, and she wants to go to Absinthia,
an off-world all inclusive interactive vacay planet set up as
Victorian London, but with all the future comforts. Cage doesn’t do
down time, but their boss has other ideas, so begrudgingly, Cage
agrees to go to Absinthia. Within a day of their arrival, they get
embroiled in a Ripper copy cat series of murders complete with
séances, “altered” humans, kidnapping, and affairs of the
heart – their hearts, which will always belong to each other.

 

Goodreads
* Amazon
 
 
Out
of Ashes
Phoenix
Rising Book 4
 
THE
LOVE YOU TAKE IS EQUAL TO THE LOVE YOU MAKE

 

 

Phoebe
Addison and Macijah “Cage” St. John have so much going on
they can barely take a breath. Interplanetary master spies who
generally drive their boss crazy, they are now trying to track down
the person – is a skin walker a person? – who tried to kill him at
their engagement party. Yeah, they were talked into returning to
Louisiana so the whole town could show up and gawk at Cage. But they
have bigger problems than usual when tracking an assassin. Secrets
that have been buried for too many years are about to be uncovered if
Cage and Phoe can survive the people, vampires and “things”
that are trying to kill them. And to top if off, Phoe has a secret
she’s sure will send Cage into a tailspin. But, as with everything
they have lived through to be together, their love is the constant
that is its own reward.

 

Goodreads
* Amazon
 
 
 

 

Alexandra
Christian is an author of mostly romance with a speculative slant.
Her love of Stephen King and sweet tea has flavored her fiction with
a Southern Gothic sensibility that reeks of Spanish moss and deep
fried eccentricity. As one-half of the writing team at Little Red Hen
Romance, she’s committed to bringing exciting stories and
sapiosexual love monkeys to intelligent readers everywhere. Lexx also
likes to keep her fingers in lots of different pies having written
everything from sci-fi and horror to Sherlock Holmes adventures. Her
alter-ego, A.C. Thompson, is also the editor of the highly successful
Improbable Adventures of Sherlock Holmes series of anthologies from
Mocha Memoirs Press. A.C. will also pen several Shadow Council
Archives novellas starring everyone’s favorite sidekick, Dr. John
Watson, coming soon from Falstaff Books.

 

 

A
self-proclaimed “Southern Belle from Hell,” Lexx is a native
South Carolinian who lives with an epileptic wiener dog and her
husband, author Tally Johnson. Her long-term aspirations are to one
day be a best-selling authoress and part-time pinup girl. She’s a
member of Romance Writers of America and Broad Universe—an
organization that supports female authors of speculative fiction.

 

Website
* Newsletter
* Facebook
* FB Group
* Twitter *
Instagram *
Amazon
* Goodreads
 
 
 
Follow
the tour HERE
for exclusive excerpts, guest posts and a giveaway!
 
a Rafflecopter giveaway
 
 
 

One-hundred-and-forty-million miles away from home, Devans is feeling expendable, betrayed, a little adrift, and a lot wild-eyed

Thursday, February 21st, 2019

Detonation
Event
Mars Wars #1
by
John Andrew Karr
Genre:
Science Fiction
Pub
Date: 2/5/19
 
For
decades the Space Consortium of America has searched for new ways to
harvest resources beyond an increasingly depleted Earth. The ultimate
plan is about to be ignited. So is the ultimate threat to humankind.
. .
Detonation
Event
Battle-hardened
Captain Ry Devans and his crew of the Mars Orbiting Station-1 are
part of a bold plan: resurrect the once-active molten cores of the
Red Planet with synchronized thermonuclear explosions, and terraform
the hell out of that iron-oxide rock for future generations. It’ll
change history. So will the strands of carbon-based Martian cells
that have hitched a ride on the ship.
Dr.
Karen Wagner knows the microbes’ resistance to virus is incredible.
It’s the unknowable that’s dicey. Her orders: blow them into
space. But orders can be undermined. Two vials have been stolen and
sent hurtling toward the biosphere. For Devans and Wagner, ferreting
out the saboteurs on board is only the beginning. Because there are
more of them back on Earth—an army of radical eco-terrorists
anxious to create a New World Order with a catastrophic gift from
Mars.
Now,
one-hundred-and-forty-million miles away from home, Devans is feeling
expendable, betrayed, a little adrift, and a lot wild-eyed. But space
madness could be his salvation—and Earth’s. He has a plan. And
he’ll have to be crazy to make it work.
“Detonation
Event
 starts with the unusual proposition that the
greatest difficulty in terraforming Mars will be not geophysics but
Earth politics–rising quickly to open warfare. Interesting and
intelligent.” –Dave Drake Author of 
Hammer’s
Slammers
Add
to Goodreads
Amazon
* Apple
* B&N
* Google
* Kobo
 
 
John
Andrew Karr writes of the strange and spectacular. He enjoys
creating fantasy, paranormal, horror, and science fiction, having
self-published novels in all these genres. He’s a North Carolina
resident, IT worker, and all-around family guy.
Website
* Facebook *
Twitter * Goodreads
 
 
Follow
the tour HERE
for exclusive content and a giveaway!
 
a Rafflecopter giveaway
 
 

42 And Beyond Anthology Series

Tuesday, November 20th, 2018

 

Loving there book

 

Chandra Truelove Fry
Date: 14 – 20  Nov
Genre – YA, Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Dystopian​

The surviving inhabitants are now living in Heavenly Cities high above the clouds

Sunday, November 18th, 2018
The
Dream of the Forest
by
Stjepan Varesevac Cobets
Genre:
SciFi Romance Adventure
 
The
year is 2197. More than one hundred years have passed since the
natural destruction of the Earth’s surface. The surviving inhabitants
are now living in Heavenly Cities high above the clouds with no
intention of ever descending back to the unstable surface
again.

 

Helen
is a lawyer who lives in one of those cities. Her life is almost
perfect, but very soon she is going to find out that it was all just
an illusion as her dreams scatter like leaves in the wind and the
only thing left for her to return to will be her hometown. 

 

But
on her way home, an almost fatal car accident on the heavenly highway
turns her life in a drastically new direction. Helen finds herself
crashing down onto the earth’s destructive surface and landing in a
forest world that is completely alien to her with a million and one
questions and very few answers.

 

The
number 1 question being – is it really true what the government told
her and the surviving population that no one ever survived down on
Earth? Well, what if the truth was the complete opposite? What if
there really were survivors?

 

Goodreads
* Amazon
 
 
Stjepan
Varesevac-Cobets was born on 12 September 1965 in Split, Croatia. He
lives and works in Kastel Sucurac, where he finished his elementary
and secondary schooling.

 

 

At
a very young age, he started reading and loved it because, through
books, he traveled to places he could never visit in person. As a
child, he loved fairy tales and adventure but later discovered other
genres. When he found a Jules Verne book in the library, he became
fascinated by science fiction. He has been writing poetry for fifteen
years and has started writing science fiction. Lately, he has also
written children’s fairy tales and fables.

 

 

He
has published, in Croatia, “An Opened Heart” in 2002, “The
Sleepy Way” in 2005, and “Love” in 2006. On Amazon he
has published the poetry collections “The Child of Happiness”
in 2015, science fiction novel “Godeena” in 2015, the
science fiction short story “Butterfly” in 2016, the poetry
collection “When the moon takes over the dream: Love Poetry”
in 2016, and in 2017 the poetry collection “The Flaming Horses:
Collection of poetry”. He also translated his new Sci-Fi novel
“The Dream of the Forest”.

 

Facebook
* Twitter * Amazon
* Goodreads
 
 
Follow
the tour HERE
for exclusive excerpts, guest posts and a giveaway!
a Rafflecopter giveaway
 
 

Has the Hunters’ security been breached—or do they have a traitor in their ranks?

Wednesday, November 14th, 2018
The
Shadow City

 

Hunters of
Infinity #2

 

by
Ryan Wieser

 

Genre: Sci-Fi/Space Opera

 

Pub
Date: 10/16/18

 

The
Hunters of Infinity have guarded the Daharian galaxy for ages, but
when betrayed, they can become a vicious enemy . . .
Jessop,
the first woman to join the Hunters, has finally been reunited with
those who mean the most to her. In her quest for vengeance, she has
left many embittered and betrayed, chief among them Kohl O’Hanlon,
the Hunter who once loved her.
Now,
as the feared Falco Bane leads his forces into the Hunters’
territory, Kohl attempts to retaliate, flooding their infamous Shadow
City with his own followers. Jessop must fight a war on two fronts,
testing her commitment to the ones she loves and challenging her
abilities as the most elite warrior among the Hunters. With the
future of Daharia’s leadership at stake, Jessop is determined to
protect those closest to her at all costs . But when allies turn into
adversaries, the real threat comes from a place least expected . . .
 
 
The
Glass Blade
Hunters
of Infinity #1
 
The
Hunters of Infinity have been protecting the Daharian galaxy for
years, but there has never been a female Hunter—until now.

In
a seedy bar in the shadowy corners of Daharia, Jessop comes to the
rescue of young Hunter Kohl O’Hanlon. Impressed by her remarkable
sword-wielding skills, the Hunters invite her to their training
facility, the Glass Blade, though not all are pleased with the
intrusion. But they soon discover that Jessop learned to fight from
the rogue leader of the Shadow City of Aranthol—and 
escaped.
Now they want to use her intimate knowledge of their enemy to destroy
him.

As
Jessop grows closer to this elite brotherhood, their leader succumbs
to a mysterious ailment, and Kohl learns that Jessop is hiding dark
secrets, raising suspicions about the enigmatic woman who saved his
life. Has the Hunters’ security been breached—or do they have a
traitor in their ranks?

Allegiances
will be questioned.

Loyalties
will be betrayed.

Vengeance
will be brutal.

“This
thrilling, action-packed debut ties together a strong characters with
a building story line that will have readers clamoring for the next
volume in this new series.” —
Library
Journal
,
STARRED REVIEW, on
The
Glass Blade
 
 
Ryan
Wieser 
completed her B.A. in Sociology and Socio-Legal
Studies before going on to complete her MSc. in Experimental
Psychology. Having been raised in Africa and educated across multiple
countries, Ryan has a passion for travel and an interest in diverse
cultures. She currently resides in Wyoming with her husband, where
she is writing her next book.
 
 
Follow
the tour HERE
for exclusive excerpts, guest posts and a giveaway!
 
 
 
 

Francis opened fire, and I could hear the bullets glancing off the bots’ metallic bodies…

Saturday, November 10th, 2018

 

 

C.A. Gray is the author of the YA Fantasy PIERCING THE VEIL trilogy, as well as the YA Dystopian trilogy, THE LIBERTY BOX. By day, she is a Naturopathic Medical Doctor (NMD), with a primary care practice in Tucson, AZ. Additionally, she writes medical books under her real name.
Her favorite authors include J.K. Rowling and Suzanne Collins, and she also reads an exceptional amount of non-fiction. She is blessed with exceptionally supportive family and friends, and thanks God for them every single day!

 

~ Facebook ~ Twitter ~
~ Amazon ~ Goodreads ~
~ Instagram ~ Pinterest ~
Synopsis:
Sometimes the person you lie to the most is yourself.
The Silver Six have blown the Renegades’ underground compound to bits, killing several of Rebecca’s best friends in the process—and to her horror, the boy Rebecca had convinced herself she loved for all these years was the one to betray them all. At the same time, General Specs, the company Liam was once slated to inherit, has developed a superintelligent robot called Jaguar which is quickly becoming godlike in her omniscience. As the remaining Renegades flee to their last bastion of safety in the Caribbean, Liam makes his way back to London, in a last ditch effort to convince his father to destroy Jaguar before it’s too late.
Rebecca, meanwhile, finally understands her own heart: she never loved Andy. He was merely a ‘safe’ choice who would never require anything of her. Liam, on the other hand, exasperating as he was, had seen past her defenses. All of his teasing and provoking had been his attempt to get her to be real with him—but the more he made her feel, the further she had retreated. She had even substituted her companion bot Madeline for real, deep human friendships, and for the same reason: she’d been avoiding love to protect herself from another loss like the one she had experienced when her father was killed for the Renegades’ cause. Ironically, she only realizes this once Liam is on his way to a similar fate.  But she’ll be damned if she lets him go without a fight.
This high stakes conclusion to the Uncanny Valley Trilogy envisions a world not too far off from our own, in which superintelligence is a reality, humanoid bots have supplanted human power and influence, and there are eyes watching and reporting our every move. If humanity is to survive, the Renegades will have to galvanize support across the globe, under the radar—and it will require every last bit of ingenuity they possess. But is attempting to outwit a superintelligent being really the answer? Or will it require something much more fundamentally human?
And now for the Cover


♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡
♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡
♡♡♡♡♡♡
♡♡♡♡
♡♡
♡
♡
♡

 

~ Website ~ 
~ Goodreads ~ 
 
Let’s take a look inside the book with a Snippet:
 
“He can’t help us!” I shouted to Rick, “He’s unconscious!” 
With one glance back at the hovercraft, Rick tossed the hammer back inside and barked at Francis, “Cover us!” 
“What do you think I’m doing?” Francis yelled back. 
I realized Rick must have sliced open his hand on the jagged glass when he scooped Liam up over one shoulder, leaving trails of blood on his hospital gown. Rick scrambled back to the window, just as the chair in the doorframe slid all the way loose. 
“Closer!” Francis shouted to the hovercraft pilot bot. The hovercraft scraped the ledge now, but it was enough for Rick to leap up to the ledge and haul Liam’s shoulders aboard. I grabbed his legs, held them up, and shoved. 
“Stop!” called the bots in the doorframe. Francis opened fire, and I could hear the bullets glancing off the bots’ metallic bodies. You have to shoot them in the eyes! I thought frantically. The humanoid bots behind us fired bullets out of their wrists. Searing pain shot through my shoulder, just as a strong arm locked around my waist. Francis gave a cry, and just before I collapsed on top of Liam’s limp form, I saw the blossom of blood spreading across the side of Francis’s t-shirt. His face went white, and he let out a gurgle. 
No, I thought, just as Rick shouted at the pilot bot, “Go go go!” Then we rocketed up, leaving my stomach on the ground below.
 

 


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

 

a Rafflecopter giveaway

 

If the nightmares she kept having come true, they were in desperate need of a hero

Thursday, November 8th, 2018
Two new books by Cheree Alsop that you have to give a try:

 

Werewolves are the guardians of sleeping vampires, protecting their masters during the deadly light of day. But what happens when a werewolf gets fed up with the persecution and tempts fate by breaking his chains and fleeing while his masters sleep?

Wounded and desperate, Zev finds himself at the mercy of a family who stumbles upon him during their own quest for vengeance against the demons of the night.

Purchase Link
The fall of Orion was the prophecy all of Earth awaited, but when the constellation vanished instead of the great ruling ship of the overlords, chaos fell across the savage land.

Zyla had always felt a connection to the constellation. While experts were busy speculating about vanishing star systems, astronomical impact, and the longevity of the battle that began as a result, Zyla started searching for Orion because, if the nightmares she kept having come true, they were in desperate need of a hero.

Purchase Link

The governments of the world must either recognize their human nature or brace for a revolution

Monday, October 15th, 2018
SINdrome
The
New Lyons Sequence #3
by
J.T. Nicholas

 

Genre: Science Fiction, Artificial Intelligence

 

Pub
Date: 9/18/18
 

 

The
Sickness unto Death
The
Synth revolution has come at last. The supposedly synthetic beings
humans crafted to do their dirty work for them have fully actualized
their own humanity—and they no longer acquiesce in their
enslavement. Victory in the struggle to tear down the institutions of
oppression seems just a matter of time. But the halls of power are
not so easily shaken—and a counterstrike is inevitable.
Former
Detective Jason Campbell has pledged his life to the Synthetic cause.
So when a mysterious virus starts wiping out Synths left and
right—and shows signs of mutating to target everyone else—he must
lead a race against time to prevent the outbreak of the most horrific
plague the world has ever seen. If he succeeds, he’ll expose the
moral bankruptcy of the depraved elites who will stop at nothing to
restore the old order. If he fails, it could mean the end of life on
this planet. For both Synth and Human.
 
 
SINdicate
The
New Lyons Sequence #2
 
The
Post-Modern Prometheus
 
Synths
were manufactured to look human and perform physical labor, but they
were still only machines. That’s what the people who used—and
abused—them believed, until the truth was revealed: Synths are
independent, sentient beings. Now, the governments of the world must
either recognize their human nature and grant them their rightful
freedom, or brace for a revolution.
Former
New Lyons Detective Jason Campbell has committed himself to the
Synths’ cause, willing to fight every army the human race marches
against them. But they have an even greater enemy in Walton
Biogenics, the syndicate behind the creation and distribution of the
“artificial” humans. The company will stop at nothing to protect
their secrets—and the near-mythological figure known to Synths as
“The First,” whose very existence threatens the balance of power
across the world . . .
 
 
SINthetic
The
New Lyons Sequence #1
 
The
Artificial Evolution
 
They
look like us. Act like us. But they are not human. Created to
perform the menial tasks real humans detest, Synths were designed
with only a basic intelligence and minimal emotional response. It
stands to reason that they have no rights. Like any technology, they
are designed for human convenience. Disposable.
In
the city of New Lyons, Detective Jason Campbell is investigating a
vicious crime: a female body found mutilated and left in the streets.
Once the victim is identified as a Synth, the crime is designated no
more than the destruction of property, and Campbell is pulled from
the case.
But
when a mysterious stranger approaches Campbell and asks him to
continue his investigation in secret, Campbell is dragged into a dark
world of unimaginable corruption. One that leaves him questioning the
true nature of humanity.
And
what he discovers is only the beginning . . .
 
 
 
J.T.
Nicholas
was born in Lexington,
Virginia, though within six months he moved (or was moved, rather) to
Stuttgart, Germany. Thus began the long journey of the military brat,
hopping from state to state and country to country until, at present,
he has accumulated nearly thirty relocations. This experience taught
him that, regardless of where one found oneself, people were largely
the same. When not writing, Nick spends his time practicing a variety
of martial arts, playing games (video, tabletop, and otherwise), and
reading everything he can get his hands on. Nick currently resides in
Louisville, Kentucky, with his wife, a pair of indifferent cats, a
neurotic Papillion, and an Australian Shepherd who (rightly) believes
he is in charge of the day-to-day affairs.
 
 
Follow
the tour HERE
for exclusive excerpts, guest posts and a giveaway!
 
 
 
 
 
 

Distracted by heartbreak, he is caught off-guard by a military coup

Wednesday, September 19th, 2018

 

Adam Gowans is the youngest of five Air Force brats, out of which his siblings have voted him the weirdest. He loves anything that deals with stories, including movies, novels, television dramas, music, video games, manga/manhwa, and webtoons.
In his mid-twenties, he lived and taught English in South Korea for four years before returning to the States to live, like many LDS authors, in Utah.
His first novel is On Angelic Wings, which has a planned sequel, but the sequel will be released after two other novels that are calling for his attention.

 

Ever since magic caused his mother’s death, Ha-Neul, crown prince of Balhae, hates witches and the magic they wield. He has instituted harsh laws against all magic users.
 

 

Lisa is a young witch working undercover as a servant in his palace, hoping to gain freedom for her people. The last thing the two expect is to fall in love. But when Ha-Neul learns that Lisa is not only a witch, but the daughter of the Prince of Vires, land of witches, he banishes her. Distracted by heartbreak, he is caught off-guard by a military coup.
In hiding and on the run, Ha-Neul swallows his pride and travels with his siblings to Vires, planning to beg Lisa’s aid, only to learn that she has mysteriously vanished.
Now his only hope in reclaiming his kingdom and reuniting with Lisa lies in the remote Northern Mountains, a country no one has ever penetrated and rumored home of a powerful magic source. There, Ha-Neul learns that a being powerful beyond comprehension has been carefully guiding his destiny. But if Ha-Neul can’t let go of his hatred of all things magic, and accept the new path offered to him, it will mean the destruction of his entire world.

 

 
  1. What is your favorite book that is not yours?
  2. Pride and Prejudice. I read it once every year.

 

  1. Do you write in multiple genres? Which genre is your favorite to write?
  2. I don’t. I’m not sure why, but I prefer to write stories with science fiction and fantasy elements, though I do have ideas for an alternate history novel and others that take place here on Earth.

 

  1. How young were you when you started writing?
  2. I started writing in the 8thgrade, so I was fourteen.

 

  1. If you could meet any author, past or present, who would it be and why?
  2. I have three, two present and one past. J.K. Rowling, Rainbow Rowell, and Jane Austen

 

  1. How long does it take you to write a book, and what was your fastest book to write?
  2. At least a year or more. Raven’s Eye took me less than a year to write though.

 

  1. What is your favorite thing to do in the summertime?
  2. Stay indoors as much as possible. I’m a bit of a homebody, and introvert. I also don’t like the summer temperatures of Utah.

 

 

 

SaveSave

SaveSave

Raven’s Eye Teaser/Snippet from the Book

Wednesday, September 19th, 2018

loving the book

Would you sacrifice your humanity to save mankind?

Thursday, August 9th, 2018
Would you sacrifice your humanity to save mankind?
 
IT’S THE YEAR 2828, and Domus is the last remaining country. Divided into twelve walled cities known as genuses, Domus spans what’s known as the purist lands—lands unaffected by the genetic modifications that killed all other species of mammals. But outside the walls of each genus the Immundus threaten the welfare of those within. From a young age, all citizens of Domus are trained for combat against these intruders.
 

 

At sixteen, Nia Luna knows little of the Immundus, except for the citywide alarms that ring any time an Immundus nears the genus walls. What she does know is that her own species is dying—their numbers dwindling as a mysterious disease called allagine kills many before their eleventh birthday. The same disease that ravaged her family when it took her sister.
 
When Nia is recruited into Genesis, a research company pioneering the path to a cure, she knows that her dream to find a cure for allagine is finally within her grasp. But within weeks of starting at Genesis, Nia witnesses something she shouldn’t have—something that changes everything. As she sets down a dangerous path that uncovers national secrets, Nia will have to decide not only what kind of person she wants to be but also how far she’s willing to go to save humanity.
In addition to the Amazing Give away below Author Christina Enquist is offering another chance to win $50!!! 
Find the flyer with all detail, terms and conditions, below the Giveaway!

 

 

I grew up in Salinas, California, the same hometown of John Steinbeck, one of America’s greatest writers. I loved to read (and still do) and frequented the John Steinbeck Library as a child. I discovered at an early age that I also enjoyed writing. In sixth grade, my teacher, Mr. Graham gave the class an assignment to write a story for a contest. The contest required that we create our book binding as well, which we did with cardboard, glue, and wallpaper. My book was called “Mully Mully” about a creature who lived in an underwater lake city. I was sad when I didn’t win, but I cherished my book so I kept it all these years. It wasn’t until a few years ago that I decided to put other stories, roaming around in my mind, down on paper again, or actually, in my case, into a computer.
I took a non-traditional route to writing, considering I have a doctorate in Educational Leadership. Aside from writing, I work full-time as a Training & Development Coordinator at Kaweah Delta, a  teaching hospital, and some semesters I also teach at College of the Sequoias in Visalia, California, where I currently live. When I’m not at my full-time and part-time job, I enjoy writing, reading, watching TV, and spending time with my husband and pets (cat-Smokey, dog-Princess).
The Immundus is my debut novel.

 

What writers inspired you to become an author?

 

Ray Bradbury (The Veldt), Robert C. Obrien (Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of Nimh), Richard Adams (A Watership Down). These authors inspired me through their stories that helped me see the world differently. I wrote my first book in 6thgrade (video attached).

 

 

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

 

During one of my speaking events, one of the people who asked me a question referred to me as a Renaissance woman after I gave him my answer, so I would like to visit a time during the Renaissance.

 

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

 

I would have the Marcello family over for dinner. Since animals don’t exist in their world I would serve them a vegan meal, so as to not shock them.

 

What gets your creative juices going? Do you write to music, and do you want to share your playlist?

 

I actually don’t write to music. For me it’s distracting. I need silence to write and when I put my fingers on the keyboard I just start typing. I don’t do anything to get my creative juices flowing. I think this is because I have a full-time job (more than 40 hours a week) so by the time I get home the ideas just flow out after having them backed up in my mind all day.

 

 

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

 

Mars, to see if the hype is real. J

 

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

 

Coral

 

Describe your dream writing spot.

 

At a beach house in the tropics, lounging on the outdoor patio as crystal blue waves massage the sand. There’s a small table to the right of me that holds an ice cold banana shake that chills my throat with every sip, but that’s okay because it tempers the hot kisses from the sun.

 

 

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

 

a Rafflecopter giveaway

 

 

 

SaveSave

Now, all that mattered was the limitations that the sky had to offer

Wednesday, July 18th, 2018
Life
in the Atmosphere
by
Anthony Wilson
Genre:
YA, Coming of Age
 
Jahlil
Adams is just a regular teenager. In fact, you could say that he is
“super regular” with his glasses, comic books, and cheap fashion
sense. He doesn’t want popularity. He doesn’t want a pretty
girlfriend. He wants to just be who he is. Well that and not to be
bullied by Max Maniac. 

 

 

Yet,
everything changes once Mr. Malachi gave Jahlil a necklace that he
didn’t even want.

 

After
that, everything was not the same. In fact, Jahlil began to realize
that there was much more to who he was. There was much more to who
Mr. Malachi was. There was much more to his existence. The lid of
limitations was lifted from Jahlil’s life.

 

Now,
all that mattered was the limitations that the sky had to offer.

 

Goodreads
* Amazon
 
 
Anthony
Wilson is a new author that hails from the Midwest. Being that this
is his first book, he took the extra care of creating a 1st person
perspective from the realities of teenage living in the year 2000.
Being that Anthony Wilson is an educator, he wanted to create stories
that students in middle (and even high) school could relate to. Also,
he wanted to create stories that his teenage daughter would be proud
of. When he isn’t being a husband, teaching, or writing, Anthony
Wilson also maintains his health through physical activity. 

Facebook
* Amazon *
Goodreads
 
 
Follow
the tour HERE
for exclusive excerpts and a giveaway!
 
a Rafflecopter giveaway
 
 

No. Can’t think of them now. They’re gone, and I can’t change it

Tuesday, July 17th, 2018

 

William C. Tracy is a North Carolina native and a lifelong fan of science fiction and fantasy. He has a master’s in mechanical engineering, and has both designed and operated heavy construction machinery. He has also trained in Wado-Ryu karate since 2003, and runs his own dojo. He is an avid video and board gamer, a reader, and of course, a writer.

 


In his spare time, he wrangles three cats. He and his wife enjoy putting their pets in cute little costumes and making them cosplay for the annual Christmas card.
You can visit him at williamctracy.com.

On a bright August day, the sun disappears.
 
Sam van Oen barely escapes freezing to death in his house, as his watch stops and fire ceases to burn. He is pulled into the Nether—a nexus between ten diverse alien cultures—where he meets two maji who can control the musical foundation of the universe. While coping with anxiety attacks prompted by his new surroundings, Sam must learn to hear and change the Symphony, and thus reality, in order to discover what happened to his home.Sam is surrounded by aliens, both strange and familiar. Soon, he meets sister and brother twins, also new to the Nether, who support him during his anxiety attacks. Sam finds he is attracted to both of them, and does not want to choose.

But more freezing voids like the one that started his journey are appearing, and Sam’s chances of getting back are fading. The Assembly of Species is threatening to dissolve and the maji are being attacked by those they protect, while rumors grow of an ancient, shape-changing species of assassins, returning to wage war.

The Dissolution is coming.

 

Snippet:
Sam was reading when the sun dimmed.
As he looked up from his book, he caught the sky outside his window shading into twilight. Overhead, the light blinked off, then on and the music playing on his laptop—Beethoven’s 7th—croaked a discordant jumble of notes before the screen went black. A breath of cold air left goosebumps on his arms.
“What the—” Sam pushed up from the chair as the overhead light faded again. His breath caught in his throat, like he had swallowed a lump of ice. His room was not large, made smaller by the piles of boxes making up his collection, and now shadows rose between stacks of waist-high containers. He wormed through them in the dim light, heart racing. Was this really happening, or was he having an attack? Why now? It took two tries to pick up his grandfather’s pocket watch from where it rested on an end table beside his bed. His hands shook, and the thump of his heartbeat nearly overpowered the rhythmic ticking transmitted through his palm. He focused on the mechanical beat—let it inform his body with the regular beat of time.
Calm down. Stillness evaded him, left him unsteady. Everything is going dark in the middle of the day. At least the watch was working. He made sure to keep it wound, and kept it safe in his room.
While watching the darkened sky, his other hand fingered the lid of a small shoebox. His collection of boxes contained grass clippings, shells, sand, and other things, bought by friends and customers of his aunt. They reminded him of favorite sights and smells. However, the shoebox contained things more precious than the rest: half a belt, stiff from water damage, and the heel of a woman’s left shoe, sheared off cleanly.
No. Can’t think of them now. They’re gone, and I can’t change it. He shivered at another gust of cold air. His room felt like late January instead of August. He eyed the window, but the thought of opening it—letting in the places he didn’t know—made his hands sweat. His hand left the box, moving to the windowpane. He hissed and shook his fingers. The window was colder than the house, which meant outside must be too. He breathed out and raised his watch to his ear, listening to the steady beat.
Is this all in my head? He hadn’t heard a transformer blow, and there was no storm. It was so quiet his rough breathing was like a train. He rubbed his arms, and a quick touch on his laptop’s case nearly numbed his finger. His cellphone was powered down and wouldn’t restart.
Aunt Martha will know what to do. Get to safety. Sam weaved through the precise stacks of boxes, trembling. She would be in her sewing shop. Sam wiped sweaty hands on his shorts before pulling a coat from the closet and socks from a drawer. He dropped his watch in a pocket of the coat, but kept one hand on it. If the power outage kept up, he couldn’t log in for his shift in technical support. What will they think? Will they fire me? He couldn’t get his ethics essay done either, and he had to email it in by tomorrow night for the ethical theories class at his online community college.
The chill air in the hall made him regret the shorts, but he shrugged his coat on, then leaned against the wall, pulling his socks on carefully. If the seams were going the wrong way, they’d just distract him, and there was too much going on already. He closed his eyes. Don’t shut down. Keep moving.
The dark wood-paneled hallway was cold even through his socks, and Sam made a detour to the front door to get his sneakers, adjusting his feet in them, making sure the laces were the same length. It took two tries with his shaking hands. The dark was deepening outside, and by the time he got to the other end of the house, he was using his sense of touch more than sight to navigate.
He met Aunt Martha coming from the small one-room addition that served as her workshop. She held a flickering beeswax candle in her hand. It’s not just in my head.

 

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

 

Join the Second half of this fantastic event HERE!!!

a Rafflecopter giveaway