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What is the true cause of the war responsible for the destruction of hundreds of worlds over thousands of years?

Sunday, July 14th, 2019
Hegira
The
Brin Archives Book 1
by
Jim Cronin
Genre:
Science Fiction
 
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His
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
timeline.

 

 

Dr.
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?

 

 

Karm
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.

 

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Recusant
The
Brin Archives Book 2
 
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In
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.

 

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Empyrean
The
Brin Archives Book 3
In
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.

 

 

Three
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.

 

 

What
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.

 

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Jim
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.

 

Today,
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.

 

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When Darcy comes to know the error of his ways, he wonders if Elizabeth could ever forgive him for his harsh judgment

Wednesday, July 10th, 2019
Returning
to Mr. Darcy
by
Sheena Austin
Genre:
Time Travel Romance 
 
Elizabeth
Bennet has the perseverance and heart of a warrior, but life has
knocked her down and she has lost her spark. However, after a car
accident and awakening to find herself back in time with a man who
calls her his wife, she finally finds the spark she had lost. She
realizes it’s time to stop being scared and embrace the
impossible.

 

 

Fitzwilliam
Darcy is plagued with the possibility of his wife never recovering
from amnesia. He shrugs off her odd habits as side effects of her
accident. Distraught, he finds solace in keeping his distance at the
bottom of a glass of whiskey. He assumes she has another lover, since
she calls out for another man in the middle of the night, and when he
sees her in the arms of another man, he is heartbroken, and finds it
all too easy to sever what ties remain. When he comes to know the
error of his ways, he wonders if Elizabeth could ever forgive him for
his harsh judgment.

 

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Sheena
Austin is the author of 
Returning
to Mr. Darcy 
and Alexandria.
A lover of all romance, fantasy, cat whisperer, and Kermit
obsessed, the author currently lives in Virginia with her boyfriend
and two cats. She is a substitute teacher and aspires to fulfill her
dream of being a Special Education teacher.
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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.
 
 
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They look like us. Act like us. But they are not human

Tuesday, April 10th, 2018
SINdicate

The
New Lyons Sequence #2
by
J.T. Nicholas

 

Genre: Science Fiction/Cyberpunk Noir


Pub
Date: 3/20/2018

 

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.
 
 
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But Duck, Duck, Pig is too messy, and Duck, Duck, Moose is too scary

Thursday, March 29th, 2018

Duck’s best friend Goose is gone for winter and Duck is lonely. The animals try to cheer Duck, but Duck, Duck, Pig is too messy, and Duck, Duck, Moose is too scary. 
Will Duck be alone until Goose gets back? Or can Duck come up with a game they all can play?

 

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Joy Heyer lives in Virginia with her loving husband and three of her four crazy children. Her oldest child now has a child of her own, making Joy a grandma. 


Her family recently convinced her to get a dog. What was she thinking? The dog now follows Joy everywhere, waits loyally at the front window every time she leaves the house, and goes berserk when she comes back, even if she was only gone for 10 seconds to get the mail. 


In her spare time….wait, what spare time? Whenever her children and dog permit, she loves to read, write, paint, and dream up home improvement projects.

 

Duck, Duck, Moose is a very cute book by Joy Heyer about a duck who is sad because he misses his friend Goose. The story is simple, yet perfect for ages 0 to 2+ years-old. It is also done as a rhyme which it makes the story come alive with its matching sounds. It should attract little ones and their parents alike.

I enjoyed the colors on each page as they depicted the mood of the sad duck. It does, however, have some brighter colors sprinkled throughout the story to make it colorful and interesting for the child. The drawings are superb and quite likeable. This is a great book for any home.

Review by Author Anna del C. Dye

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Author Interview: Joy Heyer

Book: Duck, Duck, Moose

 

 

When did you start writing, and was there a specific event or person who influenced you to become an author? I started writing 10 years ago. My friend, Lezlie Evans, an author of many children’s books, invited me to join her writers group. Since then Lezlie has been teaching and encouraging me to write and illustrate my stories.

Do you have a favorite author? I really like Kevin Henkes. His characters have so much personality, both in the text and illustrations!

What is some of your favorite or memorable books that you’ve read? I love the book “Each Peach Pear Plum” by Janet and Allan Ahlberg. It was my favorite to read to my kids when they were little and now I read it to my granddaughter! The illustrations and rhymes are wonderful and the “hide and seek” of the characters is fun.

What is one piece of advice you could give to a new author that you wish someone had passed to you? It takes a lot of hard work, practice, and dedication to be good at writing and illustrating. Who knows where I would be now if I had followed that advice from the beginning.

Do you have any pets? Yes. I have a very loyal dog and for whatever reason, he has picked me as his favorite. He runs past the rest of the family to get to me every time, much to their chagrin.

What do you do in your spare time when you’re not writing? Spare time? What spare time? When I’m not drawing, writing, or being mom, I love to dream up home improvement projects. Maybe someday I will have time to do them!

What is the best vacation you ever went on? I just went on a Mediterranean cruise with my husband to celebrate our 25th anniversary. It was the best.

Are you currently working on a project, and if so, can you tell us anything about it? I continue to draw every day (practice, practice, practice!) and I have some stories that I’m perfecting. I have great plans for these future books!

 

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If only she knew who was working with the thieves and who she can trust in this high-stakes game of finders keepers

Sunday, March 25th, 2018
Finders
Keepers
The
Jane Barnaby Adventures Book 1
by
J.J. DiBenedetto
Genre:
Light Suspense Thriller
230
pages
 
All
archaeology student Jane Barnaby had to do was deliver a box of
pottery shards to her professor at his dig site, along with his new
car. Yes, his office was in Oxfordshire, and his dig site was in
Spain, a trip of 1,400 miles across three countries and two bodies of
water. Still, it should have been simple.
That
is, until everything went wrong.
Now,
Jane has the wrong box and is being chased by thieves who want it and
aren’t particular about how they get what they want.
Add
to that, she’s picked up a pair of passengers who both claim they can
help her get her professor’s pottery back and return the artifacts to
their rightful owner. If only she knew who was working with the
thieves and who she can trust in this high-stakes game of finders
keepers.
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Losers
Weepers
The
Jane Barnaby Adventures Book 2
226
pages
 
Jane
Barnaby had everything going her way: a prestigious internship at the
Museum of Natural History, a fantastic Upper West Side sublet
apartment, and helping plan her newly-engaged college friend’s
wedding.
Until
a casual lunch with her friend’s fiancé set off alarm bells, and
sent her digging into the rabbit hole that is his past.

When
that rabbit hole leads Jane and her on-again, off-again boyfriend to
the English countryside, uncovering secrets dating back to World War
2, searching for priceless art treasures looted by the Nazis, and
fighting off the thieves who will kill to get those treasures for
themselves, will they discover the truth, or lose their lives?

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Her
Brother’s Keeper

 

The
Jane Barnaby Adventures Book 3
175
pages
 
Jane
Barnaby has planned the perfect Christmas vacation. Her father and
his fiancé are joining her in Spain at her archaeological dig.
They’ll see her work, meet her mentor, and they’ll all enjoy a few
days of sunny Mediterranean beaches in the dead of winter.

 

 

 

But
it all falls apart when Jane’s annoying brother tags along and lands
in jail for a crime he didn’t commit.
To clear her brother’s
name, all Jane has to do is chase a wily female con-artist across
Europe, catch her, and confront the woman and her accomplices. Oh,
and outwit an ex-KGB agent and his personal goon squad along the way.

 

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J.J.
DiBenedetto is author of the Dream Series and the Jane Barnaby
Adventures and lives in Arlington, Virginia with the love of his life
and a white cat who rules the roost. 

 

 

His
passions are photography, travel, the opera, the New York Giants, and
of course writing.

 

 

Mr.
DiBenedetto is devoted to writing books with a sense of mysticism to
entertain and perhaps invite his readers to suspend belief in a way
they might never have.

 

 

Since
he was very young , he has always been intrigued with the
supernatural and things that can’t be explained rationally.

 

 

By
always asking way too many questions, it piqued his interest to the
point of setting his writing off and running when he grew up! All the
curiosity building up all those years were finally getting put into
words to captivate readers. And it hasn’t ended. His main goal is to
share all the stories he has inside, putting pen to paper. And that’s
how the Dream Series was born.

 

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A dark world that make him questioning the true nature of humanity

Friday, February 9th, 2018
SINthetic
The
New Lyons Sequence #1
by
J.T. Nicholas
Genre: Science Fiction – Cyberpunk Noir

 

Pub
Date: 1/23/2018

 

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.
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