Does Joaquin have sex? Does he hang around with the wrong people and someone ends up dead? Does he hallucinate? You bet. My name is Paul Comstock, and I have twelve science fiction and fantasy short stories and noveletes available as ebooks on Amazon. They are stories involving inner space, outer space, magic, and memories. Stories of the unusual and impossible. Stories to excite and thrill. Stories of imagination and delight.
All are listed at Amazon individually and also bundled into anthologies. Some are also available for free on Smashwords and would make great free stocking stuffer ebooks for an ebook reader you may be buying as a gift for someone. Nalena Maxwell, known as The Waste at her school, has received a sign. So when she offers her old friend poetry professor Mick Thooft some help in his impending divorce, he smells an ulterior motive. Just when Mick and Octavia are on the cusp of victory, it all goes terribly wrong. This week marked 78 years since Prohibition Repeal Day Dec 5, Also for your consideration, may I offer the ultimately politically incorrect blending of religion and politics, The Cenacle Scroll.
Jennifer Goodwyn, a Cornell University graduate student, inadvertently returns home to sleepy Ithaca, N. The ossuary is found to contain several pieces of early first century stoneware, and a mysterious, tiny scroll. But soon, all hell breaks loose. While the State Department is aggressively seeking its return to Israel, a nationwide political movement starts rising up around the relic. And Jennifer soon discovers that the storied artifact is causing sickness and even death among those who remain too long in its presence.
Rather than face the prospect of having to put the entertaining, talkative parrots to death, he secretly places them with a retired bird breeder, safely removing them from the public eye. Thanks again, John. So if a classmate asked you to help him get rid of a phantom in his closet, would you run screaming into the night? Or would you arm yourself with knowledge and wade right into the ghostly fray? Stevie-girl, the 12 year old heroine of The Phantom Pilot, decides to wade.
Only then does she realize that once the paranormal closet door gets opened, getting it shut again may be impossible. You may order at annswann. Stellar Ranger Devon Ardel aims to avenge the death of her best friend Hap, killed by a new alien race known as Votainions, bent on destroying the Federation. Her vengeance leads her to join the Starforgers, a new interstellar division of the military, at a time when the Federation is on the verge of the first galactic war.
The Starforgers are woefully under manned and out gunned; they are forced to make deals with cutthroat pirates and civilian merchants to protect the Federation in its hour of need. The civilian leaders of the Federation are locked in bitter political debates about their future and the future of sentient androids known as Silicants. The Silicants want freedom from their human masters and are willing to make secret alliances to buy their freedom.
His actions start a war that will rage for a thousand years and have far reaching implications. Ebook available now on Kindle , Nook and Smashwords. The mountain kingdom Teldine has been protected from ancient enemies for a thousand years by an impenetrable fog wall and by the power of the gods-given Cobaltine Flower. The outcome of the duel devastates Rydan and sends him on a journey of redemption in an increasingly unstable kingdom. When the magical protections deteriorate, Natena and Rydan combine forces as intrigue, murder, and betrayal threaten the tiny realm.
This book has heart and deserves a much wider audience. Buy this book and then go buy the sequel. Garcia, Susan Gibb, Nancy A. Hansen, K. Join us and make a difference while you read 30 great stories genres by writers from the U. I have a self-published short story for Kindle.
Caldera of Trouble is a short historical horror story with mystery elements. It is set in Santorini, Greece, in Two young men touring the Mediterranean encounter the dreaded vrykolakas. TinyUrl is below. We live in difficult times. Political gridlock at home. Political instability abroad. Where can you turn for relief? How about another universe? For your entertainment and edification, the Alternate Reality News Service [ARNS] sends reporters into other dimensions and has them report back on what they find there. But, wait! People in other universes die too, right? Both books are available for purchase though Amazon.
Or on the coffee table. Anywhere people might pick it up to leaf through. Find it on Amazon Find it on Smashwords. No one knows how the mistake made its way into the most widely used map in the world. GeoMaps promises to remove the anomaly but yet, it persists. Finally, Matt can resist no longer. He persuades his friend and flatmate Charlie to drive them both to Lancashire to find the non-existent town.
Direct links to all these Kindle stores are listed on my website, Chocolate and Vodka , where you can also download it, for free, in a variety of formats. A perfectly formed novella, it mixes elements of mystery, thriller, SF and even a little romance into a tight, easy to read package. When Adam bursts in on his wife, Moire, being murdered by a monster, he tries to save her but is slaughtered as well.
On his way to the other side, Adam is given a choice: Move on alone, or go back to earth and seek vengeance. Without Moire, there is no choice for Adam. He forfeits his soul and goes back to hunt. Yet, deals with the Devil are never what they seem. Even though Adam is gifted with new powers and abilities, he is also afflicted with a carnal hunger that runs wild if not fed. To find the murderer, Adam must search the streets of a Scranton very different than the one he knows. It will take all of his new abilities and more to survive Demon gangsters, hellhounds and The Catholic Church itself.
Even then, will Adam be able to slay a creature that already killed him once? My two newest books are really tools to help authors. The first book is a small notebook that allows an author the ability to organize their new book in progess with sections for plot, characters, setting and notes. I read about books to my boys every night and they kept wanting me to change the story. So I made a simple book that allows the child to draw their own pictures and write their own stories in a book that can be kept forever.
Sounds good here! The print versions, published through Amazon in both paper and Kindle formats, contain retail-only bonus stories that dig deeper into the universe of the series. So, you decide your own level of readership; enjoy the series, or OWN the series and then some. Like all my fiction projects, I post drafts-in-progress as I go, and invite reader comments which I take into account when doing final revisions. This has really helped my writing process, and it means readers regularly have new material to enjoy, right on the cutting edge of the project. Irish Horse Productions is pleased to present the work of up-and-coming new author J.
Cummings, available through Amazon. The Clans Saga, books one and two, chronicle the adventures of Tobyn Reyes, an unwilling vampire and the first of his kind. Now that he has been Made, how will he and his new Clan of vampires, the Kris, carve out their place in the night? If short stories or poetry are your thing, we can satisfy that craving, too, with collections by Ms. Compassion with an edge. Worse, it was a suicide pact. She had leapt off a cliff, hand in hand with her secret lover — with a video camera set up to record the event as their final artwork.
Devastated by this, at first Jason contemplates killing himself too. However he finds himself compelled to discover just what Catherine meant by the cryptic comments she made to the camera just before she jumped. Jason starts on a journey that will take him both across London and back through the memories of his past relationship with Catherine in the hedonist art world of the nineteen-nineties as he unearths the many hidden lives that she has led. Dig Two Graves by Eric Beetner — a revenge crime novella. This is a collection of some of her best stories.
Harvest of Ruins by Sandra Ruttan — a dark police procedural with a touch of the supernatural. Speedloader — an anthology of six very dark crime fiction stories. John, thanks so much for giving an opportunity such as this to fellow authors. Their given mission: to eradicate a drug cartel that is producing a highly-addictive stimulant brutally extracted from the bodies of the native inhabitants.
Interstellar action and political intrigue mix with one-on-one battles on the surface of a frozen planet in this exciting tale of salvation. Now he is being called away on a new mission by a friend in trouble, and by a name from his distant past. He and his surviving team must again travel across the galaxy to the planet where he lost his naval command, and his original team, so many years ago: Eden. Evan Gabriel must face three distinct threats on Eden: the well-armed terrorist group that has been raiding Eden City, the dangerous planet itself, and his own haunting memories of his past.
Reckless Runaway at the Racecourse In a dramatic encounter at the racecourse Fliss Merrick erupts into the calm, orderly life of racehorse trainer, Luke Caldecott. Now, if only he can work out how to persuade her to stay. Reckless Runaway at the Racecourse is a 41, word novella. Amazon link. Until she fell in love with him and he married someone else. Now Guy needs an enormous favour from his old friend and Emily has a chance to see if love can strike twice. Its topics are geared to readers interested in the world of PIs, including fiction writers, researchers, investigators and those simply curious about the profession.
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Packed with details and insights. The Army has known they exist for over a hundred years, and has been quietly and expertly keeping the secret. His hometown destroyed, with everyone he has ever known dead and gone, the sole survivor of the massacre at Fall Creek joins a secret military group to combat the single greatest threat our world has ever faced. Unfortunately, his help may come too late.
Even as victories over the walkers mount, the seeds of our ultimate doom are sown from within, and at the last, only a brave few may survive to carry on. Thanks, John. Mad genius, that guy. The first is Bad Radio, which is about a man who tried to save the world at the end of WW2 and wound up the immortal vessal of a ravenous god for his troubles. He gets a second chance in present day Wyoming, providing he can outsmart a man who has been planning this reunion for the last sixty years. And who happens to have an army of enslaved townspeople on his side.
Out in both ebook and print editions. Find out more here. He is immediately captured by a ruthless group of people who use Walkers like him to control all of the known worlds. Shackled with a restraint bracelet, constant surveillance, and superhuman captors, he must outsmart an overwhelmingly powerful enemy and seek freedom in the one place that is left to him, a new world that only he can reach. Find out about it here. I hate bullies. My stubbornness kicked in. They called me a lesbian not true , and a lush mostly not true , set honey traps using both sexes, constantly sent me out for drug tests, stalked me with cameras I thought that was funny , flattened my tires not funny , cancelled work without telling me, put scorpions in my office as if!
Oil was poured on my car from an overpass, but I was quick. They flooded the factory with poisonous gas, there were no alarms, and everyone else was quietly removed. I was still stubborn, and brought in the IRS to get the creeps off my back. Finally, they threw up their hands and eliminated my job. This is fiction smiling coldly. It is currently free for all readers of Whatever because I want you all to read my book. The thing is, he could be right. Sylvia has just a few weeks to prove that she can fly as well as any man. The offer is available for this week only.
By the way, the awesome cover art is by Dixon Leavitt. This year, digital publisher Hukilau released an expanded electronic edition of my book Collect All 21! The original paperback edition is still available, too. These immersive stories involve aliens with three sexes—male, female, neuter—who can switch between them twice in their lives; there are no humans in this universe, and the stories explore gender, identity and loss and the consequences of living in a harsh environment that leaves the breeding sexes prone to stress-related strokes.
You can check those out some of them are free! Thank you so much for creating this opportunity for self-published authors and micropresses. Tales is a romantic comedy set in a fantastical near-future universe, but more specifically set in a supermarket. The novel follows the travails of several afternoon shift employees as they deal with problematic customers, company training, employee romance, and no small amount of corporate strife.
A hard copy of the book can also be purchased from amazon through the link on my site. Or more specifically, a car-load of tough-talking, poker-playing, metaphor-spewing clowns. Jacobs, My Life as an Experiment. In Top Town, a ghetto full of washed-up circus lifers in the shadow of a big city, audiences come every night for cheap thrills, both wholesome and not.
Fire eaters perform for gin money. Gypsies reveal the future and for a sawbuck can make it happen. Daredevils cheat Death time after time, but once. And witness to it all is one of the most loved and notorious figures in Top Town, a tough joey with a deadly past and a nose for picking all the wrong fights: Rex Koko, private clown. Like Raymond Chandler before him, Garner explores the seedy underbelly of show business.
Every time Rex comes close to finding her, however, other aerialists come to gruesome and spectacular ends. Is Rex really cursed with bad luck? Why is he being followed by those red-headed roustabout bastards, the Redd Brothers? Revenge, corruption and murder headline the bill in Top Town, where life comes 3 balls for a nickel. Told in the year WikiLeaks took subversive geek politics into the mainstream, Barefoot into Cyberspace is the ultimate guided tour of the hopes and ideals that are increasingly shaping world events.
Will the internet make us more free? Or will the flood of information that courses across its networks only serve to enslave us to powerful interests that are emerging online? You can buy the book on Amazon. It is not about the end of the world. And a computer, Cel, who falls in love and spends the novel trying to do the right thing. And a dirty jump rope rhyme. For more reasonable information, go to Cel and Anna. It is the story of two homicide detectives Tony and Julia who have been partners for more than twelve years.
Julia is killed in the line of duty, comes back to haunt him, and they team up again to solve crime. Together they face one of the biggest challenges of their careers, the capture of a sadistic serial killer. The story combines gritty police drama with a paranormal twist, interspersed with laugh out loud moments. Norm Goldman, Publisher and Editor of Book Pleasures says of Dead By My Side: Galloway has certainly succeeded in crafting a haunting and chilling debut with a heady mix of suspense, touching characters, and even at times quirky humor with the bantering between Tony and Julia.
Succinctly, what we have here is a thoroughly upsetting yarn that firmly exposes the workings of a crazed mind in all of its complexity while retaining the page-turning pleasures of a genuine thriller with a paranormal twist. Just as the law enforcement officers are clueless, so too are her readers, which commit them to finding out what happens next and leaving them constantly tense on the edge of their seats.
Before long she finds herself head over heels for her charming suitor. Before the Midnight Bells is a fresh look at the Cinderella story, with humor, intrigue, and a healthy dose of passion. I cannot count how many times I stopped reading to recount parts to my roommate just because the laughter needed to be shared. Greetings, all. Do you like epic fantasy adventure? Sword fights? We have self-published the first two novels in the series, and the third is in the works.
They are available for sale from Amazon. Here is the blurb for the first book: Spellbound is about the adventures of two young people, twin sisters who have known community and family their entire lives. Along the way, they befriend a mysterious stranger who has been alone for as long as he can remember. After strange events touch all their lives, the three find themselves drawn together and then embroiled in a plot to overthrow the Kingdom of Illyander by an ancient enemy long thought dead.
As they journey through the world of Aronshae on their quest for answers, even more questions are raised as they find out more about each other, themselves and their strange emerging powers. I could sum up the plot Zombies! Deserted island! His use of tone and narrative structure are miles ahead of most who work in the genre. Dick Award. The first complete collection from international bestseller Jeff Carlson, this ebook is 80, words and packed with artwork from award-winning illustrators such as Frank Wu and Billy Tackett.
Disillusioned with the Alliance and its subjugation of its citizens, Maarkean, a former naval pilot and supporter of the Alliance, has become a smuggler. Now, Maarkean must decide where his loyalty lies, and will either spark a rebellion or crush the spirit of democracy once and for all. Written in the spirit of heroic space adventure, Aristeia; Revolutionary Right is the first book in a series that explores the essence of resistance, loyalty and friendship.
Available on Amazon, BN. That was the link to the Amazon UK print edition! With bookstores disappearing from around us, we risk losing those moments in which we connect to each other in person by sharing what we read. Online threads like this one may fill some of the void, but the warmth and thrill of turning others on to books and music. The end of the firm comes right on the heels of the publication of his book 19th Nervous Breakdown: Making Human Connections in the Landscape of Commerce , which grew out of his experiences working at a Borders in the Bay Area.
It is an example of what is being lost as bricks-and-mortar bookstores fade from the landscape. You can buy 19th Nervous Breakdown here , with links both to the usual major retailers and to IndieBound. Support your local bookseller! Hungry For You by A. Love is horrible. It takes no prisoners. It chews you up and spits you out and leaves you for dead.
Love is, you could say, very much like a zombie. In this haunting short story collection, anything is possible—a dying musician turns to tea for inspiration; a police sergeant struggles with a very unusual victim; a young wife is trapped in a house hiding unimaginable evil…. With Hungry For You, A. Harte explores the disturbing and delightful in an anthology that unearths the thin boundary between love and death. Harte writes with such beautiful subtlety that I really needed to pace myself reading Hungry For You… This is a brilliant collection that I recommend to any zombie lovers, those of us who like our fiction on the dark side, or for readers who love love, no matter what it does to you.
In the area that today is called Ontario two technologically advanced societies, Nova Gaia and the United Grid Regions, hang on around the old hydroelectric plants. The rest of the area is referred to as the Dark Lands and has a roughly s technology. The Nova Gaians have what they call their tinker program where they send Doctors of General Applied Technologies out into the dark lands to help them boot-strap themselves back to energy abundance through the use of wind, wave, solar energy, etc, all the things that would have prevented the collapse in the first place.
One of these tinkers is doing his wrought when he comes to the town of Guelph and finds that a couple of farmers have stumbled across an abandoned bio-research facility, gone into it to loot it and accidentally brought out a plague. Now the tinker must try to deal with the plague with his limited medical training while the United Grid Regions and Novo Gaia fight a cold war battle about how to maintain the quarantine and how much aid to give into the plague zone.
Mean while, the people in the quarantine area just want to get out of the plague zone so they behave like gits. Review by Faye — on goodreads 5 stars. Wow what a gripping story, loved every page. Andromeda Strain crossed with the Postman with a little bit of I am Legend thrown in no zombies …. This book is worth getting if you love PA sci fi. Several secrets, in fact. She is not, as her traveling family believes, safely ensconced in the Metan Seminary for Young Ladies.
Oh yes, and Miss Andrews is a magician, the most dangerous secret of all. In the world of Aerope women are believed to be incapable of magic, and all magicians must be certified and licensed by law. Then her quiet idyll is shattered by a sudden massive magical attack — and a mysterious stranger arrives who is impervious to all her spells of illusion and misdirection. Is this the danger Oron warned her of, in his cryptic final words? Is this Dominic Kermarec a mere penniless, out-of-work tutor as he claims, or a spy? Then she learns Oron bequeathed her more than his chateau—and she must travel to the ends of Aerope to stop a magical plot amid political intrigue, betrayal, and echoes of an old war that has not truly ended ….
The Last Mage Guardian is set in a world where magic and science coexist, with a steampunk flavor. Moses McGuire a suicidal strip club bouncer is out to avenge the death of one of his girls. From his East L. Just like one of the hard asses in his own books. The man knows what to do with paper and ink. Read the damn thing. It follows the inhabitants of a small town in rural Alabama as they struggle with the breakdown of civilization.
It is for mature readers and has plenty of gore. That said, it would make a great gift for a fan of the zombie genre. Available on: Amazon. That novel ends with most superheroes either retired, outlawed, or dead, so Burn Baby Burn is the story of two supervillians who go on a coast to coast crime spree in a world without superheroes.
Pit Geek is a brain-damaged drifter who is seemingly immortal, able to shrug off gunshots like they were bee-stings. Sundancer is a fiesty revolutionary with the power to channel radiation from the sun. Their combined powers make them unstoppable, until the government unleashes a new team of superheroes to hunt them. But the superpowered battles that ensue flatten mountains and set cities aflame. When Sundancer pushes her solar powers beyond her ability to control, can the world survive? Burn Baby Burn is also noteworthy in that I wrote the first draft in a single week. The story had been bottled up in me for a long time.
That novel vanished quickly from bookstores, so I never wrote the sequel despite really wanting to tell the story. Hopefully, thier underlying humanity does come through.
But then he has a great idea: getting to know his temporary neighbor. City of Roses is a serialized epic very firmly set in Portland, Oregon—an urban fantasy mixing magical realism with gonzo noirish prose, where sinister high-rise riverfront condos are fought by a sprawling tea-house constructed from scrap lumber and old windows, and ancient sea-gods retire to close-in Southeast apartments with lovely views. In search of a cure for her infection she lands in the middle of a turf war for the Underworld. I write mostly fantasy and SF for YA and adults.
Sick of Twilight? Over vampires? Romance, action and adventure, and some Elijah Wood jokes just for good measure. Readers ages , male and female, are losing sleep to its page-turning twists. Lose some sleep this holiday! In creating her paranormal world she combined a lot of elements from many religions around the world as well as a few twists of her own to create a fascinating concept of what happens after we die and what happens to our souls.
Available in paperback and eBook editions. My first three novels are traditionally published, but now, out of print. Her problem? Now, the bindings are breaking. The three main characters have to either rebind the demon, or destroy it, before it causes another war in Eastern Europe. Frankie works at the Happy Restful Sanitorium, a housing facility for those who choose to keep their loved ones around long after their death. This novel has sustained some detailed, positive reviews, and is a great romp for zombie fans.
Thanks, John! So against his will and his better judgment DuckBob teams with a MiB he calls Tall, an alien techie named Ned, and a hot alien-augmented not that way! Under my pseudonym William Cardini, I draw comics that explore my psychedelic space fantasy cosmos the Hyperverse. You can see some of my work on the comics page of my website. It chronicles an epic battle of swordblows and slime between my recurring character the Miizzzard and a new alien with unknown powers. But, instead of babbling on in my own words, here are what some reviewers are saying:. The premise is fascinating.
The characters are real and engaging. The book is well written, well edited and a fast, fun read. From the moment I picked it up I did not want to put it down. Such a compelling and engaging and completely absorbing story… I literally could not put the book down. I especially love his attention to little details that add a quality of richness and depth to his story. The first 80 pages are available to read for free! Readers seem to be emotionally connecting to my characters and the story is staying with them.
Then he was murdered. Now someone is trying to kill her. Rollin Hanson, a mercenary bad boy, and Burke Cherlenko, a suave crime lord, offer to protect her and help her find the missing money and weapon. Emma must determine which man to trust, find the money and the nuke, before time runs out. Writers and book-lovers! Learn to talk about novels like a pro. Become a revision-savvy writer. It decodes, defines, and provides helpful examples of the editorial jargon used in writing workshops, critiques, and online forums.
Written by an experienced editor and writing teacher, this slender, dictionary-style reference book is a fundamental guide for writers across the spectrum of experience—from new writers learning the craft, to seasoned nonfiction writers working on a first novel, to intermediate-level authors wishing to sharpen their technical skills. With over three quarter of a million downloads, Spinward Fringe: Origins has become a staple for anyone who likes to try new authors.
This complete, free collected trilogy tells its own tale of high adventure in approximately one hundred seventy thousand words. It also provides the back story to the Spinward Fringe series of Space Opera novels, so, if you like what you see in this complete trilogy, there is more to read. It is the distant future and one man, Jonas Valent, is letting his life slip by. He is employed by Freeground station as a port traffic controller, a job he took after completing a tour in the military. His only real joy in life is his participation in true-to-life military simulations with a cadre of friends who come together regularly to defeat challenges made to test the brightest military cadets.
These restricted scenarios are an addictive preoccupation that is so enticing that they ignore the potential repercussions of breaking in to participate. When someone reveals their identities to the Freeground Fleet Admiralty, Jonas and his friends are recognized for their talents and pressed into service.
Their mission: to venture out into the populated regions of the galaxy to acquire technology and knowledge. Spinward Fringe Broadcast 0: Origins is a collected trilogy that chronicles the early adventures of an ambitious crew. Their leader, Jonas Valent, has the least to lose and everything to gain as he tells the tale of his first tour as Captain of a ship tasked with making allies and discovering new technologies for the good of his people. This simple mission becomes more complicated as the crew ventures further into the settled fringes of the galaxy.
I publish only in ebook form, and my first three books are all far-future science fiction novels. So when the unstable Vesperan notable Iolani Jharissa assassinates the ruler of the New Empire, intelligencer Raphael Quiridion is sent to Vespera to prove her guilt and bring her down — only, it turns out, she is the least of his problems.
His sinister uncle Silvanos wants him out of the way, the charming and astute Leonata and her idealistic shipwright daughter want to recruit him to an unspecified cause, and his superior, the implacable Empress Mother Aesonia, is spreading poisonous propaganda. They all know Iolani killed the Emperor. Too few of them know why — and by the time they do, the stakes are terrifyingly high. Because a second civil war has started, and they now know what happened to the people who lost the first one….
Definitely not noir — you might actually want to live in a city of cream stone and tropical sunshine — but a story of pride, envy, revenge, and the terrible cost of civil war. A chapbook of poetry written during and about my experiences in the US Navy in the early s. An heir to the New England gothics of Frost and Melville, his relentlessly honest poems are lit with absence and wise to the intimacies of observation.
Evening Watch is a startling debut. American poetry has a bright, new voice. Published by Ibbetson Street Press and available through their storefront on Lulu. The first in an epic fantasy trilogy that takes the traditional bounds of the genre and kicks them in the teeth. The number one response is that people can see it in their heads as they read it — and love it. There are no elves. There are no orcs. There are no vampires. There is a love story and there is a lot of action. Plucked off the streets, he is thrust into the rigorously-disciplined environment of Psion Beta headquarters.
As a new Beta, Sammy must hone his newfound abilities using holographic fighting simulations, stealth training missions, and complex war games. His fellow trainees are other kids competing to prove their worth so they can graduate and contribute to the war effort. But the stifling competition at headquarters isolates Sammy from his peers. Learning to use his incredible powers is difficult enough, but when things go horribly wrong on a routine training mission, he must rely on the other Betas to stay alive. But to do so, he must survive. For a Kindle book this is well worth the effort in reading.
This is a story about God and the Devil, but not how you were taught to believe. This is also a story about love and hate, and the suffering both can bring. This is about rights and wrongs, and all of the spaces in between. This is about revenge, courage, death, passion; with no villains, no heroes… only those left scorned.
This is a story about Heaven, Hell, and the Jury that holds them together. This is The Antithesis. Justice Alezair Czynri is the newest recruit of the Jury, a group of powerful beings who reside in Purgatory and enforce the Code between Heaven and Hell. However, Justice Czynri could not have come at a worse time.
A storm lays just over the horizon…. Learn about traditional Chinese painting and calligraphy through the artwork of Chinese-American artist Bertrand Mao. Art lovers everywhere will enjoy this ebook. Art work is in color for those who view the ebook on their computer, iPad, or Kindle Fire. In addition, Bertrand Mao has translated into English all the Chinese calligraphy that appear in this book so that the English reader can enjoy the poetry and verses, many of which were written by ancient Chinese scholars.
But all is not well. On the planet Nuala, a world cursed with riches and radiation, comes a tale of truth, honor, and treason, with a drop of romance and a generous helping of murder. Length: app. Seven year old Grace always dreamt of becoming a guardian angel; like those who guarded and guided her people and prepared to bravely fight in a dreaded mythical event, the Crystal Shade — which never came.
Or wants to know what evil and darkness is — things that no one ever faced on her world and as the legends says, the Crystal Shade carries within —, nor does she want to die to be reborn as a guardian. But she thinks the mysterious life of angels is so noble, a fable that it sounds exciting — until it actually happens. Crystal Shade: Angeni, Volume 1 explores the early life of a young daydreaming soul who is destined to reveal the forgotten past of her home world and to seek the answer for the eternal question; what the legendary Crystal Shade really is.
Hi John, thanks so much for this opportunity! In this bleak, medieval world, nothing is black and white, and even a thief must make a stand for what she believes is right. No favorite parts have been omitted. Every scene, character, and song from the original is in this new parody. Military science fiction anthology by all women writers!
David Weber has called me a brazen hussy. Is a violent response ever the right thing? What could be worse than burning in Hell for eternity? For the Nameless Demon, it was his release. Pursued by both his ex-wives one angel, one succubus, both seductively deadly , the Demon is plunged into the teeth of the Second Crusade, a war between Templars and wizards, kings and clergy. This book has photos of baby MikiSquirrel coming to live with me and my dogs. Seven yrs old and younger. To get close to Dragan Dilaver, a Kosovo kingpin involved in drugs and arms—trafficking, Hawk helped him escape from Asia and return to his former country of Yugoslavia.
Now Hawk has to discover where certain weapons have been dropped for Dilaver over the diverse regions of Montenegro, Macedonia and Albania —— not an easy task for someone unfamiliar with the territory. In order for the operation to succeed, he needs a tracker and the only available person is CIA contact agent Amber Hutchens. Beautiful and smart, Amber has made a life for herself in Velesta, Macedonia and she is more than capable of assisting Hawk in finding the cache of hidden weapons.
Despite the danger of exposure and torture, they risk everything in their mission to strike down Dilaver and his ruthless gang —— even their love. Hello, Mr. Scalzi: thanks again for giving me this forum. More to come from me from both publishers in the new year.
A samurai smelling of the sea, dripping on the ground, algae strung from his armor. For the first time in his life, he discovers that monsters do roam the earth. And this one has been specifically looking for him. Dragged from his home and all he has ever known, Toshi must now use his acquired skills in foreign maps to help the creatures who have taken him. Yet at every turn there are problems. There are even those seeking to terminate his very life, not wanting his new master to succeed in his assigned task.
Can he do what even the undead cannot? Or will he fail and be forced to wander the world as one of them? I have a bunch of backlist and an original nonfiction up at Book View Cafe as ebooks. These are on Kindle and Nook as well. Many little details that the writer needs to know in order to write horses accurately. Copiously linked and illustrated your tablet or your NookColor or Kindle Fire will love this one.
In all the years of interstellar exploration, lifeforms no more complex than invertebrates have ever been found. Until now. Almost 9, light years from Earth, the SS Orca colony surveying ship has been in orbit around a candidate colony planet for over a year with its family crew of Dr. But before he can report his findings, his research is interrupted and his family is torn away from him. I explored a few threads of what the humans might be experiencing before I took a stab at what the AI directing the ship was experiencing. Having spent a good chunk of my professional career eyeballs deep digging through syslogs looking for the signal in the noise, I know that these logs tell stories ranging from the sublime to the hilarious to the downright terrifying.
While the plot was clear in my mind, elevating a logfile to a central character and have it tell a hopefully coherent story was a special challenge. I had to invent my own command set, keep track of process IDs, and ponder what an AI would log. My hope is that attuned readers will find the logs realistic and non-techie people find the syslog portions accessible and understandable. Intrigue, suspicion, and rivalry among princes casts a shadow on the court of Owain, king of north Wales. Available in print and ebook formats, at Amazon. Do you like Sherlock Holmes?
Do you ever find yourself wishing that not all of the seemingly other-worldly events in the original Holmes stories were rationalised at the end? Written by Barbara Roden, an investitured member of the Baker Street Irregulars and a World Fantasy Award-winner, the four stories in the collection remain true to the spirit and characters of Conan Doyle. Cecil Forrester. Fans of M. And in the title story, Holmes and Watson try to solve a horrific real-life series of murders which shocked a London already reeling from the Ripper atrocities.
Available for Kindle from Amazon. Thanks for the opportunity, John! Telly is a homeless teenager struggling to survive on the streets of Los Angeles, but he has just met a man that can make all of his dreams come true. His rich new benefactor only asks for one thing in return—something no one else has been able to do for two and a half centuries. The man with the death wish is named Van, and he offers Telly an escape from the constant fear, hunger, and shame that have haunted him during his homelessness. He desires a higher plane of existence, but in order to get there he must train someone to complete the grim ritual that will free him from the confines of his immortal body.
I published my novel Lunatic Fringe this year. It is about, to put it briefly, lesbian werewolves. I also created an online class Self-Publishing , which you can find on my website, for the aspiring authors out there. I would like to offer my two recent science fiction novels, two very different kinds of stories. Is this real or is he losing his mind?
And who can he tell?
First, he must understand the rules of his new reality, then figure out how to use it to stop the terrorists. With the economy on the verge of collapse, a desperate government has bet the future on a star mission. Lonely young Harry Middleton finds his soul mate, and they dream of escaping to the stars together, but she disappears on her 14th birthday. The books are available as ebooks and as trade paperbacks. You can read the first chapters and purchase them at all e-retailers and Goodreads. A story of a bullies quest for redemption. On Amazon.
And now for something completely different: In an ancient and obscure book in the British Library in London, a mystery writer finds an anonymous poem. Yes, it could. Very enjoyable, and I learned a bit more about India. Matt spends quite a bit of time traveling through India in this delightful collection of e-mail messages. It is well worth the price. Grassroots Sustainability — A Guide to Organizing a Thriving Community written by Lisa Chipkin and Pam Hartwell-Herrero self published Grassroots Sustainability was inspired by the real-life efforts of a handful of grassroots groups in Marin County, California that successfully brought sustainability policy and education to their communities.
This guidebook documents their best practices and shares important lessons learned along the way. It is intended to empower individuals and grassroots groups near and far to facilitate meaningful change in their communities from the ground up, without having to reinvent the wheel. Buy a copy for the advocate or organizer in your life. This is the Occupy movement in action in your community! But then what happens?
Even as the heroes and villains fight in the streets and in the skies, the officers and detectives have to deal with the everyday slog of maintaining law and order. The first novel is The Case of the Claw , and it features two detectives trying to find a super-powered spree killer known as the Claw, who has returned again after two years.
Purchasing links are at my web site. The third novel in the series, Goblin Precinct , is due out in My first contribution is Guilt in Innocence , which features the Olodumare Hegemony, a solar-system-wide empire made up of people derived from humans from western Africa. Again, full ordering info on my web site. If you think it was all good deeds and fancy ideals back in the days of Camelot, think again.
Young Leonard would have been shocked to learn any of this but right now all that concerned him was where his next meal was coming from. As page to Sir Ronald, a poor but kind knight, events at the castle took a back seat to a rumbling stomach. Oh sure, he held a secret dream that one day Sir Ronald would take a seat at the Round Table, but seriously, that was about as likely as Maid Glennys seeing him as anyone other than the dirty page of a low-ranking nobleman. Not gonna happen. Wait a minute. If the dragon will allow Sir Ronald to slay him, his misery would be over, Sir Ronald would surely get a Round Table invite for such a brave deed, and Leonard might even climb a notch or two in the eyes of Glennys!
Everybody wins, right? Leonard is a marvelous hero-in-the-making and Mantooth is the first dragon in a long time who really deserves a hug. Click here for additional info including buy links. Against the backdrop of epic warfare and the powers of ten mysterious gods, Lucia struggles to understand The Black One.
Also free at Amazon UK. Last night a wicked storm swept a beautiful sacrifice onto the shore. Shipwrecked Jessica Stanton is about to be discovered, cherished, and trained to survive on a remote island by a man who is not what he seems. The first book, Eggs A Year Per Hen , was originally published in , and is a first-hand explanation of how to run a small poultry operation. My latest effort is currently being processed at both stores and will be available within a day or two.
Also chapters on roses, grapevines, mushrooms, and tons of other oddities. What an interesting idea, thank you! Hope this generates lots of interest in micro-publishers. Her grandfather dies and his mansion is usurped by a stranger. The threads of three mysteries twine together, and someone wants to cut the cord before Ana finds the answers. Wow, thanks. The Sable City by M. Edward McNally, first of a three-volume epic fantasy series. Muskets, Magic, and Matilda Lanai. Ketty is a pretty shepherdess with a contrary nature, who runs away from home to escape an unwanted marriage. As she flees along the forest road, she prays to the Dread Hammer for help—and to her astonishment help comes in the form of a charming and well-armed young murderer named Smoke who is not entirely human.
Smoke, too, is taken by surprise at their encounter. He had lurked beside the forest road intending to pierce hearts and slit throats, not to fall in love. Now the army wants him back. Good for read aloud. Almost makes a point or two. Rose, Author. This is in contrast to the vast majority of treatments that deal only with symptoms. Brave, honest, and educational. Three stories, each written within three days for the Three Day Novel Contest. Picaresque magic realism, slipstream, myths, legends and ghosts. Mad scientists. Gods rising from snot and blood. Lack of sleep accounts for most of it.
At 45, words or about pages, this book is a perfect weekend read. The victim of a brutal attack, Fiona remembers little about her life until she meets someone who claims to be from her past. He tells her that her parents were killed for a human replication machine. She soon travels to her old home in New York to figure out what happened to her and her family. She needs to find out who she is, but more importantly, confront the men who killed her parents. Follow the guys on their world-spanning adventure as they defeat mobsters, an evil step-mother, a rakish brother-in-law and pirates.
No, really — pirates! And hockey. Come for the romance, stay for the hockey. Find out why you should always bring backup on a cruise, who responds better to beer than to pay raises, and what goes on at those charity parties. Three teenage lives are changed forever by Dr.
The Remembrance, pages The world has died — in fire and flood, violence and destruction. From the singed remains, a new world has risen — one that is not bound by the laws of conventional man. Madman and visionary, he will be the first to create his own world — one that is both familiar, and yet strange and fantastic. Herod has become the King of Dragons and he, along with his companions and enemies, will form the shape of things yet to come.
His friends wish to build a new Utopia. His enemies — kingdoms under their complete control. Both will try to use Herod to their own ends. Herod has other plans, and while it might cost him everything he has sought to build, he will stop at nothing. The Collapse. Civilization swept away in the historical equivalent of the blink of an eye. Man reduced to little more than a parasite living off the carcass of the Old World. After twenty years, little was left for even the most diligent of scavengers to recover.
Animals had vanished, replaced with creatures that had never existed on Earth. Reproduction was difficult, water supplies poisoned and the world just kept on getting warmer. As the saying went — The world was not what it was. For Nathan Smith, inveterate wanderer, his latest trip was one of desperate need. His community was on the verge of falling apart due to lack of food, water and other vital supplies. Author of The Rise of Chaos Reborn, 1. Walter Eckland rated a book it was amazing.
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Decidedly easier than Books You Must Read Before You Die, the books on this list still pack plenty of emotion, philosophy, and fun. Feel free to share thoughts on these books, as well as experiences you've had reading these books to your child. Also, if you do not have access to Julia Eccleshare's guide, please browse the bookshelves to see our group's focus. It is organized by age group—from board books to YA novels and all the gradations in between. Each entry features evaluations by a team of international critics complete with beautifully reproduced artwork from the featured title.
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