Divorce By Grand Canyon: 8 Riveting True Crime Stories
by Elizabeth Engstrom
Genre: Crime Thriller, Suspense
Christian Longo. Jeremy Bryan Jones. Joel Patrick Courtney. Patrick Wayne Kearney. Russell Obremski. Robert Spangler. Gabriel Morris.
Veteran author Elizabeth Engstrom dives into the horrific stories of these seven serial killers, along with a glimpse into the maggoty world of forensic entomology. Why do these killers do what they do, how do they get away with it for so long, and what is their final undoing? Riveting true crime stories to make you lock your doors at night.
Elizabeth (Liz) Engstrom grew up in Park Ridge, Illinois (a Chicago suburb where she lived with her father) and Kaysville, Utah (north of Salt Lake City, where she lived with her mother). After graduating from high school in Illinois, she ventured west in a serious search for acceptable weather, eventually settling in Honolulu. She attended college and worked as an advertising copywriter.
After eight years on Oahu, she moved to Maui, found a business partner and opened an advertising agency. One husband, two children and five years later, she sold the agency to her partner and had enough seed money to try her hand at full time fiction writing, her lifelong dream. With the help of her mentor, science fiction great Theodore Sturgeon, When Darkness Loves Us was published.
Engstrom moved to Eugene, Oregon in 1986, where she lives with her husband Al Cratty, the legendary muskie fisherman, and their Duck Tolling Retriever, Jook. Liz holds a BA in English Literature and Creative Writing and a Master of Arts in Applied Theology, both from Marylhurst University. A recluse at heart, she still emerges into public occasionally to speak at a writers conference, or to teach a class on various aspects of writing the novel, essay, article or short story. An avid knitter and gardener, she is on faculty at the University of Phoenix and is always working on the next book.
This Blitz is a bit of a change of pace for us We are doing something different and fun as Author Ren Garcia is making YouTube videos telling you the backstory of each chapter in his book and then narrating the chapter. The Treasure Hunt Questions will be based on the videos and you can answer the questions in the Rafflecopter.
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 archaeology, taking pictures of clouds, and architecture. He currently lives in Columbus, Ohio with his wife, and their four dogs.
Raised in the dark under the lash of the Black Hat Sisterhood, when the woman who would become known as Kat, is sent on a suicide mission into the heart of the League, she was not expected to survive. Her mission: discover the identity of the fabled Shadow tech Goddess, a being who does not exist. All other considerations, including her possible death, are secondary.
But, Kat is guided by higher powers, by merciful hands that feed her, clothe her and whisper in her ear. As she watches the sun rise for the first time, she recalls their words: “Be strong,” they said. “You have much to live for.
The answer to Treasure Hunt Question #17 is in this video.
Interview with Author Ren Garcia Answering as Kat, the 1st Countess of the House of Belmont-South Tyrol:
1. When you walk into a room what do you
notice first? Second? Oh, you’re going to think I’m weird or
something, but the wallpaper. I just LOVE wallpaper. I like to look at it, and
I like to touch it, especially if it’s padded wallpaper like we have in the
Chalk House. Hehe, you know, I even like licking
the wallpaper when nobody’s watching. I guess countesses aren’t supposed to do
that sort of thing. But, yeah, I like the taste of the glue. The second thing I
look for is a bathroom. I love sitting in bathrooms. Yeah, I’m mental, I guess.
2. How would you change the world? The
things around you? The people around you? I don’t know—I’m
still pretty new to the world and how it works. I guess I just want everybody
to love each other. I’ve spent such a long time not being loved, I want to make
up for it now. Love all around, everybody happy. Let’s dance and love each
other. Why not?
3. How do you learn best? On
the floor, after lunch. I love sitting on the floor. I feel all caged up in a
chair. Yeah, I’m weird, right? But, that’s how G taught me to read mostly, us
sitting nose to nose on the floor. I think I’ve thrown more chairs than have
actually sat in them. Chairs are great for throwing, but, they kind of hurt my
4. What are your goals in life? You’re
making my head hurt, haha. I just want to be a good wife and a good mom once we
have kids. That might sound simple, I guess, but when you’ve lived underground
under the Black Hat’s heel for most of your life, it’s the simple things you
crave. Oh—I guess I want to master my Shadow tech too. I’m trying, I practice
all the time, and I’m trying not to cheat using NatalZ of Mund’s ‘squash data’
we got in Vain. That’s cheating. I want to figure out how to make StT’s, like
NatalZ could. But, it’s really, really hard. Hey, you’re not a Black Hat are
5. What unusual hobbies or interests do you
have? (Kat blushes) Well, ok, I’ll just tell you. I love tying G up. I’ll tie him to
anything. Have sex isn’t the same unless he’s trussed-up like a Nether Day
goose. Umm, that doesn’t freak you out or anything, does it? I mean, it’s all
in good fun. I’m sure other countesses tie their guys up—look what they’re
missing out on. I love my G … but I really, really, really love him all tied
6. What are you most afraid of? Well,
I really don’t like being shut into confined spaces. It’s not something I like
talking about much. I just don’t like small spaces.
7. If you had one wish, what would it be? (Kat
tears up) My Sisters … Bird, Walker, even Wheel. I’d give anything to have them
back. Really miss them. I’m sorry, I need to step away for a moment …
8. What do you like best about yourself? I
like my hair. Yeah. I like the color and I like my temples freshly shaved. I
like how my hair whips around when it’s windy. I could sit in the boudoir for
hours letting them comb my hair. I used to not like my hair color, but, as few
other people seem to have it, I guess it makes me stand out a little.
9. What do you like least about yourself? I’m
too short. When I want to kiss my G, I’ve got to stand on something, or he’s
got to stoop. I loved how tall Walker was, that’s how I’d like to be: longer
legs, way tall, my head in the clouds.
do you think other people think of you? I have no
idea. G likes me, his sister Lyra likes
me, and the other 28 sisters are coming around. I guess that’s fine with me for
now. The people I love, love me back, and that’s great. The people in Tyrol
seem cool, I don’t have issues with anybody. I know I’m probably not what they
were expecting as far as a countess and all, but, what you see is what you get.
I’m happy, and that’s all that matters.
Treasure Hunt Questions 15-17: (put your answers in the rafflecopter below)
(One of the Rafflecopter Prizes is specifically for the Treasure Hunt
everybody is against them, it is tough being a lifeliner, as Nash
Bannon found out. Lifeliners are ordinary people…almost. They can
draw energy from another person; they live longer and are smarter.
Scientists claim that Western high-pressure living and growing
sterility in developed countries has triggered the rise of
lifeliners, and homo sapiens will replaced by homo renata within ten
generations. So, what’s not to like about lifeliners? Protest
marches by extremist groups, riots, attacks against lifeliners,
repressive laws enacted by governments everywhere, were portents of a
dark future. Young, successful, Nash Bannon did not like what was
going on, but he thought he had the world at his feet and life in
Australia was good, provided no one found out he was a lifeliner. A
chance encounter with Cariana during a lunchbreak develops into
something he considered important. The Australian government calls a
snap election, and Nash stands as a Senate candidate on the Lifeliner
Party ticket. Unless lifeliners rise up and fight for their rights,
they can expect sterilization, incarceration, and possible
extermination as democracies everywhere turn into autocracies. To
survive, the Lifeliner Party must employ the same dirty tricks the
government used against them, but they were not prepared for what
Vucak has written eight Shadow Gods Saga sci-fi novels and six
contemporary thrillers. He started writing science fiction while
still in college, but didn’t get published until 2001. His Cry of
Eagles won the coveted Readers’ Favorite silver medal award, and his
All the Evils was the prestigious Eric Hoffer contest finalist and
Readers’ Favorite silver medal winner. Strike for Honor won the gold
leveraged a successful career in the Information Technology industry,
which took him to the Middle East working on cellphone systems. He
applied his IT discipline to create realistic storylines for his
books. Writing has been a road of discovery, helping him broaden his
horizons. He also spends time as an editor and book reviewer. Stefan
lives in Melbourne, Australia.
hundred years ago, it was the Trial of the Century. A young woman
stood accused of brutally murdering her father and stepmother in a
crime so heinous that it became a benchmark in human tragedy.
hundred years later, the Lizzie Borden case still resounds in the
imagination. There are those who staunchly defend Lizzie’s
innocence while others vehemently declare that she did it, and that
the murder was justified.
Elizabeth Engstrom’s brilliant novel, the dark psychology of the
Borden household is laid bare. Lizzie, her sister Emma and their
parents Andrew and Abby Borden, are sharply illuminated—as are the
paranoia and concealed hatred that secretly ruled the family.
Domestic violence and dysfunctional families are not inventions of
door in the Borden house is metaphorically locked, and each room holds
the terrible secrets of its occupant…Engstrom skillfully and subtly
builds a psychological plot, moving the reader inexorably toward the
anticipated savage denouement.” —Publishers Weekly
(Liz) Engstrom grew up in Park Ridge, Illinois (a Chicago suburb
where she lived with her father) and Kaysville, Utah (north of Salt
Lake City, where she lived with her mother). After graduating from
high school in Illinois, she ventured west in a serious search for
acceptable weather, eventually settling in Honolulu. She attended
college and worked as an advertising copywriter.
eight years on Oahu, she moved to Maui, found a business partner and
opened an advertising agency. One husband, two children and five
years later, she sold the agency to her partner and had enough seed
money to try her hand at full time fiction writing, her lifelong
dream. With the help of her mentor, science fiction great Theodore
Sturgeon, When Darkness Loves Us was published.
moved to Eugene, Oregon in 1986, where she lives with her husband Al
Cratty, the legendary muskie fisherman, and their Duck Tolling
Retriever, Jook. Liz holds a BA in English Literature and Creative
Writing and a Master of Arts in Applied Theology, both from
Marylhurst University. A recluse at heart, she still emerges into
public occasionally to speak at a writers conference, or to teach a
class on various aspects of writing the novel, essay, article or
short story. An avid knitter and gardener, she is on faculty at the
University of Phoenix and is always working on the next book.
witch, Isabella Pethany, has heritage but not magic.
powerbroker, amnesiac vampire Maldit, has magic but no
Sindis, coven sorcerer and famous psychopath, has both.
knows her null magic status makes her an embarrassment to her family,
but since Natalie, her sister, was murdered, she is all they have
left. Guilt makes her willing to do almost anything to compensate for
her lack of value, but her grandmother’s proposal to match her with
Lukas, in an attempt to bring strong magic back to their bloodline,
is a step too far.
Maldit rescues a strange witch from hunting vampires, his main
concern is to limit trouble in his territory. Everyone knows witches
are troublesome, and this one is no exception. Her proximity slashes
through his damaged memory, allowing him to catch glimpses of his
have suppressed Lukas’s magic for almost twenty years, filling him
with a reservoir of trapped power. When he escapes, his magic flies
free, washing over Maldit and Isabella, and clearing away the spells
paralysing both of them.
dark secrets of the London coven are about to explode into the light
Carr lives in the English Lake District, where she shares a view of
the fells with three cats. She spent the early part of her life
working as a protein crystallographer, a job she found fascinating.
She now spends her time writing, in a variety of genres. Science
Fiction, fantasy and fantasy romance are her favourites.
New World” book series, by Andy Skrzynski, is a creative,
science-fiction adventure depicting the life-and-death struggles on
Earth after an apocalyptic period between 2019 and 2025. If you enjoy
a thrilling tale full of suspense, action, a touch of romance, and a
crazy twist here and there, “The New World: A Step Backward”
and the sequel, “The New World: Blue Moon Generation,” will
help you escape your current world worries. The action’s so real and
descriptive you’ll feel as if you’re alongside Thoruk, his loyal
friends, and the younger generation as they fight the warriors and
vicious creatures stalking the villagers of Ukkiville in the nearby
forests, lakes, and mountains before the turn of the next
more to get a taste of what’s to come in, “The New World: A Step
2075, following the World Annihilation Period and Earth’s 50-year
transformation, the detested Skalag clan periodically pillages
Ukkiville to murder and enslave its inhabitants. Dangers intensify as
vicious, mutant beasts lurk in the shadows, preying on villagers. At
the heart of this evil, the twisted scientist, Zolokt, creates killer
combinations of animals, plants, and insects to inflict his acts of
by the savage attacks, a young leader, Thoruk, and his two lifelong
friends pledge their lives to protect Ukkiville. The determined ruler
aims to forever put an end to Zolokt and his followers, for only then
will true freedom reign in The New World.
peaceful years have passed since the devastating battle of 2075. The
new generation, conceived under a mystical blue moon, is about to
awaken to the vicious attacks unveiled through their parents’ tales.
Once, living only in youngsters’ nightmares, ferocious mutant beasts
now stir in the shadows of Ukkiville — even during the light of
day. Blood-thirsty predators with glowing eyes, gnashing teeth, and
razor-sharp claws prey on unsuspecting victims.
the brave but brash young daughter of Ukkiville’s ruler, fears
nothing. Trained by the best and possessing powers of the mind
greater than her father’s, she leads her two lifelong friends into
the teeth of intensifying perils.
in enemy caverns on the other side of the mountains, descendants of
the evil Zolokt prepare as well, cloning savage creatures from DNA
combinations of animals, insects, and plants. Only time will tell how
many of the deadly muclones get released.
the verge of winter in 2105, a vicious attack soaks a pasture with
blood and crushes Ukkiville’s serenity. Ominous premonitions haunt
Hoot while similar dangers surge across Old North America. Tormented
by nightmares, the courageous young warrior recruits her friends to
join her and hunt the demon of her dreams. Before long, they
encounter a beast far more ferocious than any discovered
fall squarely on the village’s nemesis, as Hoot and the leaders of
Ukkiville fear Zo and his Skalags have advanced their DNA process to
create monsters nobody can control. With little choice but to ready
themselves to thwart increasing slaughters, Hoot, her brother,
Skeeter, and a precocious android named Andralec hone their skills
and special powers. Until the inhabitants of Ukkiville and the
surrounding territory halt this growing threat, survival remains all
writing The New World trilogy proved to be one of the most exciting
challenges of my life, if anyone had told me six years ago I’d be
writing science fiction action-adventure novels, I would have
declared them bonkers! For most of my life, I had been an engineering
and programming nerd whose main reading materials included technical
scientific articles and books with little time to read novels of any
sort of fiction.
few dreams I experienced during my lengthy career as a Sr. Software
Development Manager at IBM mostly focused on conjuring solutions to
tough technical issues at work. Never did sleep delve into imagining
some fictional adventure. But that all changed after I retired from
IBM in March of 2007 at age 53 with 30 rewarding years of service.
The extra time on my hands provided plenty of hours to devote to more
initial attempt at writing capitalized on my 30 years of investing in
all sorts of financial assets. I wanted to share my knowledge with
our children to aid their financial planning. After completing more
than 400 pages of the manuscript, I joined a writers’ group. The
members liked the technical content but advised me to liven it up to
make in more attractive for my younger target audience of high school
and collage graduates getting a start on life. I came up with an
fictional world and a couple of quirky characters to weave into my
members loved the improvements, but an unexpected problem bared
itself: my brain refused to churn out nightly ideas about
investments. Instead, my dreams gushed with captivating characters
and an intriguing new world with plenty of vicious beasts lurking in
the shadows of my mind. I had no choice but to follow the fate which
unfolded night after night, providing oodles of exciting material to
more than fulfill any writing desires. I provided my financial
manuscript to my daughters, and from that exhilarating change of
direction in 2014, I’ve been creating a fascinating new world at the
turn of the next century!
began writing my first novel, The New World: A Step
Backward in June of 2014 and published it on June 28, 2015.
A little over a year later, on October 1, 2016, I published Book 2 of
the series, The New World: Blue Moon Generation. After a
bit of a delay due to the challenges of a serious family illness, I
completed the final novel of the Trilogy, The New World:
Crimson Winter and published it on November 6, 2018.
species became extinct decades before the aliens rescued and cloned
him, but he still must do everything he can to save them all. Karm
must travel back in time, create the most powerful financial empire
ever seen on the planet Dyan’ta and assemble a team of experts who
must be kept in the dark about his plans for fear of upsetting the
Jontar Rocker is an up and coming geneticist whose untested and
controversial theories on cloning become the lynch pin in Karm’s
schemes. Maripa, Karm’s petite and beautiful surrogate niece,
personal secretary, and deadly bodyguard must learn to trust Karm
despite his deceptions and secrets. Can the emerging love between Dr.
Rocker and Maripa survive the demons and surprises of their own past,
as well as Karm’s impenetrable air of mystery?
and his companions must save the Brin. To do so, they must band
together to overcome Brach, the ambitious and obsessed monarch.
Determined to take control of Karm’s vast industrial empire, Brach
joins forces with his conniving brother Pareth, leader of The Faith
an ultra-conservative religious order committed to stopping Dr.
Rocker and his heretical efforts to develop cloning techniques.
Nothing less than survival of their species is at stake.
this sequel to Hegira, the Brin are thriving on their new world, but
will greed, prejudices, and old rivalries tear apart their grand
civilization? Maliche Rocker, descendant of The Saviors, uncovers a
terrible secret and must fight those in power, including members of
his own family, to save thousands of innocents from the cruelty of
his own people.
this conclusion to The Brin Archives, Maliche Rocker must risk
everything including his family’s reputation and even his life, to
uncover the truth about the Skae. For over three hundred years the
Brin have believed the Skae to be their benefactors, and the race
that rescued them from extinction. But recent revelations by a group
of young Kolbri, the offspring of Brin and Kolandi mating, tell a
disturbingly different story.
Kolbri, including Maliche’s son Jontar, must use their unique
abilities to telepathically connect with technology, and discover the
truth about the Skae once and for all by undertaking a perilous
journey through thousands of years in space and time, unravelling the
history hidden from them by Skae. During this expedition, Jontar and
his two companions must encounter the Gorvin, hated enemy of the Skae
and supposed instigators of the current interstellar war.
turned the Skae and Gorvin into mortal enemies? What is the true
cause of the war responsible for the destruction of hundreds of
worlds over thousands of years? Will Maliche and his small group find
the truth and avert disaster both at home and across the galaxy? Can
his wife, Ryma, hold the Brin government together long enough for
Maliche to succeed? Only time will tell.
Cronin is a retired middle school science teacher, currently working
part-time as an educator/performer at the Denver Museum of Nature and
Science. Born in Kansas City, Missouri, raised in Arlington, Virginia
and Denver, Colorado, he became an avid science nerd at the height of
the space race of the 1960’s. After thirty-five years teaching
science in the middle school classroom, he decided to retire and
explore new worlds of opportunities, including volunteering,
bicycling, and writing. It is the writing experimentation which
resulted in this novel.
Jim Is an Educator Performer, or Edutainer if you prefer, at the
Denver Museum of Nature and Science. The museum makes science fun and
entertaining with an entire crew of performer/educators. Two years
ago I was lucky enough for the museum to hire me, and pay me to come
and play with kids and science.He lives in Colorado with his
beautiful wife of thirty seven years. Together, they look forward to
completely spoiling their new granddaughter.
Thompson invented a time machine in 2015 and her boyfriend, John
Salvador, was accidentally transported back to 1970. Left with no
other option, Angelie journeys through time, searching for John.
Along the way, she encounters several adventures, meeting new people
on her desperate search for her lover.
stranded in 1970 and with no hope of ever returning back to his own
time, John begins a new life, working as a receptionist in Lesti
Hotel where he finds a new love, Elisha.
arises among the characters due to their complicated relationships
and when disaster strikes, it’s up to Angelie to save the world with
her time machine invention.
tale of ‘Time Travel’ highlights love, determination and
name is Roxanne Angelie Torres San Jose, I was born in Manila,
Philippines on September 26, 1989. I migrated in America at the age
of 13 and graduated with a degree in Political Science in UNLV Class
love reading and my favorite authors are Dan Brown and Paulo Coelho.
is my first book which was published on March 2015.
second Book, Time Travel, received a publishing contract with Avid
Book Description: Life as
the king’s younger sister should be exciting.
Princess Kalendria. She’s sick of the dissent and of constantly having her
family undermined by those who think they could rule Malorn better than King
lighten the mood in the palace, Kalendria plans a ball to celebrate her
seventeenth birthday. It doesn’t hurt that their handsome Alasian ally King
Jaymin has promised to attend, and she’s been waiting for him to notice her for
as long as she can remember.
unfriendly forces have their own party plans. When Kalendria, Korram, and
Jaymin barely survive an assassination attempt, their only recourse is to flee
into the wilderness. Tracked by unknown assassins, they must figure out whom
they can trust and who is behind the plot. Can Kalendria help her brother
reclaim his throne – oh, and catch Jaymin’s attention while she’s at it –
before they are all killed and war destroys both kingdoms?
Click here to download your copy of King of Malorn on Amazon now!
of Alasia. But don’t worry if you haven’t read the others; it will still make sense on its own.
Each of the first four books can stand on its own as well. They each deal with events surrounding the same major political incident: the invasion
of the kingdom of Alasia by the neighboring kingdom of Malorn.
Prince of Alasia begins on the night of the Invasion and
describes what happens to twelve-year-old Prince Jaymin after he is forced to
flee for his life. In
the Enemy’s Service
features a girl as the protagonist and tells the story of those who were not
able to escape from the Alasian palace when the enemy invaded. Prince of Malorn begins several months earlier and
focuses on the Malornian perspective of the events leading up to the
Invasion. The Nameless Soldier shows how a young Alasian soldier lives through the Invasion but then has to survive and make a name for himself in enemy-occupied Alasia.
In each of the books, main
characters from the others make brief appearances and interact with each other
at the point where the timeframes and settings overlap.
I also have a short
ebook of “interviews” that I conducted with the characters in the other three
books. Annals of Alasia: The Collected
Interviews is not available on Amazon, but I send a free copy to anyone who signs
up for my mailing list
(to receive updates when I release new books or occasionally offer them for free).
Annie Douglass Lima considers herself
fortunate to have traveled in twenty different countries and lived in four of
them. A fifth-grade teacher in her “other” life, she loves reading to her
students and sparking their imaginations. Her books include science fiction,
fantasy, YA action and adventure novels, a puppet script, anthologies of her
students’ poetry, and Bible verse coloring and activity books. When she isn’t
teaching or writing, Annie can often be found sipping spiced chai or
pomegranate green tea in exotic locations, some of which exist in this world.
and Strange Events â€“ Nine Short Stories
and Strange Events Volume One brings together an evocative debut
collection of nine short stories from the author Drew Jones. They are
fantastically wide ranging in subject, and includes Jaguar cars,
railway accidents, strange salvage operations, commercial espionage,
greed, science fiction and ghosts – and every reader will find a
favourite within the book. They will all make him stop, think, and
question. This amazing mix is completed with some light humour as the
flamboyant sleuth â€“ Mr Theodore Halfpenny, makes his first
irresistible book will be your perfect companion as you commute to
work, struggle through a long haul flight, or just to keep at the
side of the bed after a long day.
name is Drew Jones and enjoy writing about mysterious and strange
events. Some of my ideas are derived from my interest in classic
cars, military airfields and the paranormal. I normally write in my
study in Wales with my Labrador dog Monty at my feet, and many ideas
and plots are thought through on our walks together in the woods.
There are lots of ideas buzzing in my head, many involving our sleuth
Theodore Halfpenny, who will appear in Mysterious and Strange Events
Volume 2 – which I hope to start work on soon!
have really had fun putting this collection together â€“ so I hope
you have enjoyed them too. Perhaps you have read them on your
commute to work, on a plane as you travel towards your holiday, or as
a quick read at the end of a long day.
with all authors, I would be grateful if you would leave a review on
Amazon â€“ it only takes a second, and is always much appreciated.
would be very nice to hear from all my readers, so if you would like
to contact me personally, please email at:
the dead rise, he’ll either find his family or end up a ravenous
James would much rather hang with friends than go hunting with his
survivalist dad. But the boring weekend trip turns into a living
horror when they’re attacked by an undead horde. Terrified and
confused, James has no choice but to escape with his trusty dog
through a forest stained with bloodâ€¦
up with his best friend, James frantically fights his way back to his
missing family. But on a trail of clues littered with corpses,
reaching his loved ones means venturing deeper into the deadly
James reunite with his family before he’s consumed by a relentless
pack of zombies?
is the first book in a gritty post-apocalyptic series. If you like
spine-crawling suspense, ruthless zombies, and rugged survival
stories, then you’ll love Derek Shupert’s dark coming-of-age tale.
Buy Fallout to unlock an infectious thriller today!
Shupert is an emerging Science Fiction Author known for his
captivating dystopian storylines and post-apocalyptic-laden plots.
With various books and anthologies underway, he is also the author of
the Afflicted series and Sentry Squad.
of the fantastical world of sci-fi, Derek serves as the Vice
President at Woodforest National Bank. During his free time, he
enjoys reading, exercising, and watching apocalyptic movies and TV
shows like Mad Max and The Walking Dead. Above all, he is a family
man who cherishes nothing more than quality time spent with his loved
Darek of the Red Claw Clan through this three book box set, a young
sailor crossing blades with ruthless pirates and warring clans. As
his hidden powers grow, first in his natural ability to commune with
sea dragons, so too does his uncanny dragon-riding skill and sudden
bursts of psi power.
a foul wind blows across the serpent deeps, bringing with it a former
apprentice, Cyrus, a forsaken sorcerer who wields terror and death.
The Dragonclaw Islands are thrust into the brink of war as Darek
struggles to find his path, unlock his skills, though alienated from
his sister and parents. Is he destined to become the Mage Reborn?
Ever more does he realize he must stop the tides of war, bring order
to clan and family while the rising menace of Cyrus lurks
under the wing of the ailing Dragon Mage Agrippa, Darek uses his
powers to unite the Dragon Riders against the growing swarm of sea
serpents controlled by Cyrusâ€™s forbidden magic. The fires of
rebellion, stoked by a Pirate Queen, plunge the Islanders into an
all-out war among dragons, sea serpents, and monsters of the deep.
But are Darekâ€™s powers enough to combat these foes, especially when
he is linked to the pirates by blood bond and their beautiful
into this world of adventure, imagination, and danger that fans of
Dragonriders of Pern, Eragon, Dragonlance, Dragon Blood, Dragonvein,
Temeraire, and Dragon School will love.
up and one-click to buy this box set today while the introductory
order to be happy you must create something meaningful in this world
and not just be a consumer of life. It is also important to share
your love freely with friends and family. I believe in confronting
your fears and experiencing new things, places, and people. Lastly,
everyone needs something to believe in whether it be religion, a
cause, or even themselves.â€Â â€“ Brian
S. FerenceÂ lives
in Cave Creek, Arizona with his wife Rachel and three children
Nathan, Lena, and Victoria. He has always had a passion for reading
and writing from a young age.Â Brian loves new experiences,
which has included operating his own company, traveling the world,
working as a project manager, diving with sharks, and anything
creative or fun.Â He is always up for a new adventure such as
writing or other artistic pursuits.
a prolific author of fantasy, adventure and science fiction. His
books include: The Dragon Sea Chronicles, Starhustler, Icarus, The
Timelost, The Dim Zone, Avenger : a swords and skulls fantasy, Dragon
Lords, The Relic Hunter series, Beastslayer : Rise of the Rgnadon,
the Rogues of Bindar series, Future Destinies, Fantastic Realms and
is also a prolific painter, with nearly a thousand oil art works to
his name. He has also been involved in extensive studio recording.
After graduating from University of Waterloo in Honours Mathematics
and Computer Science in the â€˜90s he backpacked and biked throughout
Europe and Asia before teaching computer programming courses in
other interests are guitar, cycling, meditation, canoeing and tennis.
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Storm and Fury Adventures Collection
Gail Z. Martin & Larry N. Martin
Paranormal Historical Adventure, Steampunk
Pittsburgh, 1898 â€“ a crucible of invention and intrigue. Born from
the ashes of devastating fire, flood and earthquake, the city is
ruled by the shadow government of The Oligarchy. In the swarming
streets, people of a hundred nations drudge to feed the engines of
progress. The Department of Supernatural Investigation was set up to
take care of those things that live below, that go bump in the nightâ€¦
those odd cases that go beyond â€˜standardâ€™ investigation.
Nicknamed â€˜Storm and Furyâ€™, Mitch Storm and Jacob Drangosavich
are two of the more creative agents, working in New Pittsburgh and
obeying the rules â€“ when they have to.
collection of short stories and novellas set in the world of the Iron
& Blood novels and the related Storm and Fury
Airship Down, Ruin Creek, Resurrection Day, The Hunt, Grave Voices,
and Rogue. Plus two bonus stories: Ghost Wolf and a Steampunk fairy
tale: The Patented Troll
discovered her passion for science fiction, fantasy and ghost stories
in elementary school. The first story she wrote at age five was about
a vampire. Her favorite TV show as a preschooler was Dark Shadows. At
age 14, she decided to become a writer. She enjoys attending science
fiction/fantasy conventions, Renaissance fairs and living history
Larry N. Martin
is the author of the new sci-fi adventure novel Salvage Rat. He is
the co-author (with Gail Z. Martin) of the Spells, Salt, and
Steel/New Templars series; the Steampunk series Iron & Blood; and
a collection of short stories and novellas: The Storm & Fury
Adventures set in the Iron & Blood universe. He is also the
co-author of the upcoming Wasteland Marshals series and the Joe Mack
Cauldron/Secret Council series.
The Martins have
three children, a Maltese, and a Golden Retriever.
is a killer. As a policeman he was recruited to be a weapon at the
Martian government’s disposal. Brainwashed into compliance, heâ€™s
lost the life he once had, but his memories remain. When a hit is
placed on his sister’s life, Serus is faced with the dark reality
that in order to save Kara, he must go rogue and doing so will put
both of their lives in danger. Forced into an unlikely alliance to
save Kara, Serus discovers a truth that could bring Mars to its
knees, but what if it’s too late?
you like fast-paced science fiction then immerse yourself into a
world controlled by a militant force; where humanity’s purpose is to
make the rich richer.
you enjoy cyberpunk novels with a noir feel, then grab Exodus, the
first book in The Dead Planet Series, today!
Drew Avera, author of The Dead Planet Series, comes an all new vision
of humanity’s future.
is the second book in The Dead Planet Series
hundred years in the future humans have colonized Mars. The
advancements in technology have taken humanity to a new world, but in
that new society the problems of old have once again taken root.
Corruption and murder are on the rise, but not from lowlifes on the
streets. The real threat to civilization lies in the one world
governing entity known as The Syndicate.
with money and power, The Syndicate rules with an iron fist. Their
form of government has brought forth an era of humanity that has
surpassed every empire in human history, but behind that veil of
wealth is The Agency; an organization of Policemen who do anything
except protect and serve.
incredible odds, Serus Blackwell, a Policeman within The Agency, is
determined to save humanity from a horrible truth discovered by his
sister Kara. In the crosshairs of The Syndicate, Serus fights to save
the only member of his family he has leftâ€“and in the process, might
end up saving himself.
arriving on planet Earth, Serus and Kara are taken prisoner by a
local group of soldiers. Knowing that The Syndicate will do anything
to stay in power, Serus forms an unlikely alliance in order to stop
The Syndicate from taking control of Earth and hope to find the
answers they need in order to save the people on Mars. But it may be
you love fast-paced science fiction then take a peek inside a world
controlled by The Syndicate. The future is darker than you thinkâ€¦
is the third and final novel in The Dead Planet Series.
returning to Mars, Serus discovers that things arenâ€™t quite the way
they were when they left almost two years before. Thanks to their
efforts, the answer to Marâ€™s salvation has been safely delivered,
but bad news travels fast. Serus learns that Harris has been abducted
and Midican has been destroyed. Knowing what is at stake, he vows to
return and save his friend before his enemies can take another life
of someone he cares about.
a renewed sense of justice, Serus and his friends must return to
Earth to finish what they started; to stop The Syndicate once and for
Avera is a U.S. Navy veteran and the bestselling author of the
Alorian Wars; a fast-paced space opera adventure series.
and raised in rural Mississippi, Drew longed to see the world and
enlisted in the Navy at seventeen. With nearly twenty-years of
service, four combat deployments, and countless miles traveled on the
open ocean, it was only a matter of time before the worlds he created
in his head sprang to life in a new venture. He began his writing
career by participating in National Novel Writing Month 2012 and
published his first book, Exodus, in March 2013. Since then, Drew has
written more than twenty books. Additionally, he has had several
stories featured in The Future Chronicles, The Expanding Universe,
and the Pew! Pew! Anthologies.
Worthington spearheads the First Contact Team to unravel a message
from an alien race. â€œThe Lambdonsâ€ promise free energy if
humanity builds a few special robots and downloads their message into
a super computer to direct construction of the fusion reactor. An
excited world agrees and builds a massive structure called the Dome
to house the alien enterprise.
years later, thereâ€™s no â€œfree energyâ€ and strange things happen
in and around the Dome. Aster and her colleagues mount an expedition
under the protection of Army Rangers to investigate the interior.
Instead of friendly aliens, they discover hordes of deadly
intelligent humanoids with insect-like characteristics.
the military team is brutally murdered by the Lambdons, the
scientists scatter. Itâ€™s soon apparent that the Lambdons intend to
take over the planet using biological warfare. The only hope for
humanity lies with a two-thousand year old scroll hidden by the
church. The question is, can Aster and her team unravel the scroll’s
mystery in time to save the planet?
attended college at Ohio Wesleyan where I struggled with physics.
Having made so many mistakes in college with physics, there werenâ€™t
too many left to make and I did quite well at graduate school at
I worked for nearly
twenty years at Choate Rosemary Hall, an exclusive boarding school in
the heart of Connecticut. More often than not, students arrived in
limousines. There was a wooded area by the upper athletic fields
where I would take my children for a walk. There, under a large oak
tree, stories about the elves would be weaved into the surrounding
Returning to my home
town to help with a father struggling with Alzheimerâ€™s, the only
job open was at a prison. There I taught an entirely different
clientele whose only interaction with limousines was stealing them. A
year later Alfred State College hired me to teach physics. I happily
taught there for over ten years. A rural, low income high school
needed a physics teacher and the superintendent, a friend, begged me
to help out. So, I am finishing my teaching career in a most
fulfilling wayâ€¦ helping kids who would otherwise not have access to
a qualified physics (and math) teacher.
My wife pestered me
about putting to â€œpenâ€ some of the stories which I had created
for the children and other relatives. I started thinking about a
young boy and a white deer, connected, yet apart. Ideas were shuffled
together, characters created and the result was the Return of the
White Deer. This book was published by the Martin Sisters.
Years ago I gave a
lecture on evolution. What, I wondered, would be the next step? Right
away I realized that silicon â€˜lifeâ€™ had considerable advantages
over mortal man. Later this idea emerged as the exciting and
disturbing story called Reap the Whirlwind, my most recent novel.
I have many other
stories inside my mind, fermenting, patiently waiting for the pen to
give them breath. Perhaps someday I will even write about those elves
which still inhabit the woods in the heart of Connecticut.
hundred years in the future, Earth is a different planet. Antigravity
has been invented and â€œflyingâ€ has given way to â€œfloatingâ€:
giant platforms with cities remain above the growing surface
temperatures as enclaves of the privileged. A global pandemic has
wiped out 80% of those on the ground, and a virulent, flesh-eating
disease, necrofasc, has left most with artificial body parts. Insects
are the main food staple. A utopia for some, a dystopia for
New York, a futuristic city of thirty million, is run by an oligarchy
of five rich and powerful people. An unknown assassin, working from
within the system, attempts to seize control and declare himself
dictator by methodically removing all rivals. Detective Matthew Heart
of the Metropolitan Police must deal with his partner, a cyborg
policewoman, his unofficial family, a transgender woman and her
one-legged daughter, and a mysterious assailant bent on taking over
the world by killing anyone who stands in his way.
Quincy Belle is just a guy. Nobody famous; nobody rich; just some guy
who likes to periodically add his two cents worth with the hope,
accounting for inflation, that $0.02 is not over evaluating his
contribution. He claims that at the heart of the writing process is
some sort of (psychotic) urge to put it down on paper and likes to
recite the following, which so far he hasn’t been able to attribute
to anyone: “A writer is an egomaniac with low self-esteem.”
You will find Mr. Belle’s unbridled stream of consciousness floating
around in cyberspace.
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.
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. Itâ€™ll
change history. So will the strands of carbon-based Martian cells
that have hitched a ride on the ship.
Karen Wagner knows the microbesâ€™ resistance to virus is incredible.
Itâ€™s the unknowable thatâ€™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 Earthâ€”an army of radical eco-terrorists
anxious to create a New World Order with a catastrophic gift from
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 salvationâ€”and Earthâ€™s. He has a plan. And
heâ€™ll have to be crazy to make it work.
EventÂ 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.â€ –Dave Drake Author ofÂ Hammer’s
Andrew KarrÂ writes of the strange and spectacular. He enjoys
creating fantasy, paranormal, horror, and science fiction, having
self-published novels in all these genres. Heâ€™s a North Carolina
resident, IT worker, and all-around family guy.
the planet Brink, calcium is cash. The element’s scarcity led the
world’s government to declare it the official currency. In the
decades since, the governments of other colonized worlds have
suppressed shipments of calcium in order to maintain favorable
exchange rates, while Brink’s Commerce Board has struggled to
negotiate importation quotas to keep the population alive and
Dare is a Collections Agent, a specialized detective tasked with
finding black market calcium and recovering it, so that the Commerce
Board can recycle it and distribute it as currency. Taryn is fueled
by one goal: to save up enough currency units for a one-way ticket to
a better world. But when a job recovering a human corpse uncovers a
deadly conspiracy in the system, Taryn is drawn into an investigation
that may threaten her life, and the very fabric of her society.
Ollinger grew up in a small swamp town in Florida. After graduating
from USC, he worked for several years as a reader and story analyst
for Academy Award Winning Filmmaker Oliver Stone. Currently residing
in Los Angeles, he was a semifinalist in the Nicholl Fellowships in
screenwriting. He works as an attorney when he’s not writing.
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.Â
Ren has been an avid lover of anything surreal since childhood. He also has a passion for caving, urban archeology, taking pictures of clouds, and architecture. He currently lives in Columbus, Ohio with his wife, and their four dogs.
Raised in the dark under the lash of the Black Hat Sisterhood, when the woman who would become known as Kat, is sent on a suicide mission into the heart of the League, she was not expected to survive. Her mission: discover the identity of the fabled Shadow tech Goddess, a being who does not exist. All other considerations, including her possible death, are secondary.
But, Kat is guided by higher powers, by merciful hands that feed her, clothe her and whisper in her ear. As she watches the sun rise for the first time, she recalls their words: â€œBe strong,â€ they said. â€œYou have much to live for.
The Autocon inside her body swam through her Shadow
tech like a giant parasite. It cajoled her along the way with its icy Shadow
â€œDo not die! The Black Abbess is invested in your
success. Die, waste our training in you and we will reclaim our Shadow tech and
cast your soul to Hell where it will be devoured for the remainder of eternity
â€¦ Do not die!â€Â Â —Kat, along with a
tormenting demon, confined within an atmosphere suit.
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genocide, the Apocalypse.
the future of humanity in Massimo Marino’s sci-fi debut, Daimones, an
apocalyptic tale that feels like it could happen tomorrow. You may
never sleep through a windstorm again.
could have prepared them for the last day. Death swept away the lives
of billions, but spared Dan Amenta and his family, leading them to an
uncertain future. When merely surviving isn’t enough and the hunt for
answers begins, memories from the past and troubling encounters lead
Dan to the truth about the extermination of the human race.
Distressing revelations will give new meaning to their very
humans shaped the future and seeded a plan millions of years in the
making. Now survivors must choose: Endure a future with no past or
fade away into a past with no future?
rebirth of the race of man is closely watched, and the Selected, the
transgenic humans created by the MoÃ®rai, guide and care for the
wellbeing of the remaining humans in their various Communities around
and security are suddenly shattered with acts of sabotage disrupting
the fragile equilibrium of the growing society. Betrayal, fear, and a
cosmic conspiracy risk sending the planet to the brink of
self-destruction. Will Dan Amenta be able to come to terms with the
logic of alien minds? Who is behind the sabotage and why?
and blind violence walk in the secret alleys and in the depths of the
planet, from the coldest lands to the bottom of the oceans; someone
is at work with an evil agenda dictated by greed and lust for power.
Ancient aliens, a galactic struggle, the control of a unique
resource, meld to dictate the fate of humankind.
is inevitable, and the human race sets out to finally deliver
alien colonization has altered the destiny of the human race forever.
After wiping out billions of people, the race known as the MoÃ®rai
created a new, transgenic species of humans called the Selected —
giving them both the gift and burden of longevity and memories of
human history on another world.
aliens charged the Selected with the responsibility of caring for
“the spared ones,” unaltered humans who survived the global
catastrophe. That includes Dan Amenta’s daughter Hope, the only
spared one who remains.
Dan and Hope have witnessed Earth transform into a different world,
where a powerful new neurological drug sparks the rapid evolution of
the Selected, but Hope is nearing death. Once she’s gone, obligations
die with her, and the path is clear for a chain of events destined to
rip apart the foundations of the galaxy.
Publishing LCC has published Massimo Marino’s works up to June 2016
when Booktrope closed its business. Massimo is member of SFWA
(Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America), and a scientist
envisioning science fiction.Â
contributed to the experiments at CERN and The Lawrence Berkeley Lab,
then accepted leading positions at Apple, Inc. and at the World
Economic Forum. He is also co-founder of “Squares on Blue”
— a Big Data Analytics service company — and of “BookGarage”
— a publishing services brokerage firm.
currently lives in France and crosses the border with Switzerland
multiple times daily, although he’s no smuggler. He went from
smashing particles at the largest accelerators in the world, to
smashing words on the most popular laptop in the world.