Denise Baer is a native of the South Side of Chicago, Illinois, and currently resides in Germany with her husband and fur-baby, Shakespeare. She can be stubborn and downright finicky; the last one doesn’t apply to food though. Perseverance is a trait she often equates with her college degree, but she’s still waiting for her Pulitzer Prize nomination. Denise is a blogger, poet, and multi-genre author of two published books: a dark, psychological suspense thriller, NET SWITCH; and women’s fiction / romantic comedy adventure, FOGGED UP FAIRY TALE. Currently she’s working on a crime mystery series, and a humor novel to tame her unbalanced side.
This book contains 50 stress relieving designs obtained from Puck covers found in the Library of Congress. Puck was the first successful humor magazine of colorful cartoons, caricatures and political satire. It was published in the United States from 1871 until 1918.
Michelle Balge is a mental health advocate, web designer, and animal lover. She has won awards thanks to her dedication to mental health, and has spoken about her experiences to students, the community, and professionals in the field. Michelle holds an Honours BA in Sociology with a Concentration in Critical Animal Studies, and will receive a Web Design Graduate Certificate in June, 2018. She was born and raised in Ontario, Canada, with a taste of city and small-town life. A Way Out gives an unfiltered look into the life and thoughts of a young woman, Michelle, experiencing depression and social anxiety. She shares her experiences in a way that allows others to go along for the ride with her: the highs, the lows, and the amusingly unexpected. Beyond the haunting honesty, A Way Out delivers heart, humour, and hope.
An African fantasy based on the Angola folklore of the kishi! The Kishi—shape-shifting demons who lure young women to gruesome deaths. They can’t be real, can they? Something has slain a villager, and the locals point their fingers at Amana, a pacifist monk running from his dark past. But Amana knows there’s something else, something much darker, lurking in the village. Can he save the village, his name, and his principles? To save one would mean the sacrifice of the others, if he has the strength.
J. W. Barlament
I’m a full-time student, part-time author and occasional philosopher. My first novel, The Plight of a People, is a fantasy epic that is split into three separate stories about one group’s unending struggle to survive. Its sequel, The Agony of an Age, is the one I’m putting forward for a possible review. This second book is an intricate tale of power, warfare, and torment. It continues the saga set up in its predecessor with three more riveting stories, spanning nearly three centuries in all. Each story has its own characters and events, but they are all united in their examinations of war, misery and the strength of the human spirit. My new novel is filled to the brim with pressing issues, political intrigue and personal perseverance, and I do dearly hope you’ll all consider it.
Laura A. Barnes
Rescued By the Captain is a 75,000-word Historical Romance set in the early 1800’s. It is the story of Marcus Thornhill and Ivy Mallory, childhood friends that have spent years apart denying their love. They rediscover their love while searching for Ivy’s missing brother Charles that has been working undercover in a treason plot against the Crown.
Captain Marcus Thornhill never imagined he would find a woman floating unconscious in a lifeboat out in the open sea. But this wasn’t just any woman. This was Ivy, the woman that he loved and abandoned seven years ago. As Marcus rescues Ivy he gets involved in a treason plot that will bring the war to his beloved shores of England. As he unravels the plot he is unable to deny his desire for Ivy. As he gives into the desire he concludes that he was not going to lose her or her love again.
Ivy Mallory loved Marcus her whole life, but he rejected her love seven years ago. While he was away working for the Crown, she embraced the London Seasons trying to forget him. When her brother Charles starts to behave suspiciously, Ivy begins to follow him. When she hears of a plot against her brother she tries to warn him but gets caught by the mastermind of the treason. When her kidnapper leaves her for dead in the middle of the sea, the one man who rescues her is the one that she can no longer trust but still loves.
After a decades-long detour through the entertainment industry. author P.I. Barrington has returned to her original career of fiction writing. Below is the short blurb of her current novel, The Brede Chronicles, Book One:
Half-human Alekzander Brede is a law unto himself…or so he thinks. Elektra Tate, the street orphan who loves him has other ideas.
Book Two is underway.
I have published 5 books, the latest ‘CALLING EARTH’ is a fictional story wrapped around well-researched facts. SUPERPOWERS FIGHT FOR DOMINION OVER PLANET EARTH This is a compelling and exciting new novel which underscores the necessity of spiritual growth and awareness to save the human race. It involves awakening into the bigger picture and clearly indicates that we need to take responsibility for ourselves and for our home planet. You will be riveted by the notion that the events in the story are based on facts. This book reveals details of secret agendas and cosmic planet raiders for a takeover of Earth. Will we be allowed to join our galactic family, or will we destroy our home planet? Kate and her father are in danger from secret powers as they try to alert the public.
Although a science-fiction thriller, it has a much deeper message. Shirley Battie may have put the cat among the pigeons regarding our knowledge of what goes on in space and within governments. It asks us to consider that we are not alone in the Universe, but that of world species would love to live on our beautiful planet too. Perhaps it is this, which will ultimately bring us to our senses and ensure that we protect Mother Earth, for our own sakes.
The trouble with trust is once it’s broken, it changes who you are and who you will become–forever. Michael Jarrid’s the youngest of four brothers. His dad has hopes that finally one of his son’s will go to college and really make something of himself. Then Mike’s ex-girlfriend wrongly accuses him of fathering her child and manages to convince his parents to take her side. Mike is stunned as his trust is shattered. Lacey is a nurse with a young son. When Mike takes a spill on his motorcycle, she comes to his rescue. She offers a nonjudgmental, listening ear as he confides his dilemma. One thing leads to another. Neither of them means for it to happen, it just does… Bad decisions leave him with no plans for college, alienated from his parents, lost and alone. Will anything about his life be salvageable?
Heather L. Beal
Tummy Rumble Quake
Lily and Niko Rabbit’s childcare class is practicing for the Great ShakeOut. They learn that the Great ShakeOut helps prepare them for an earthquake. They also learn the basics of what causes an earthquake and how it causes things to fall and break. It also can sound like a really loud tummy rumble. They also learn where they can go and what they should do (drop, cover, and hold on) to be safe inside buildings, outside, and in a car. At the end of the day they feel comfortable recognizing what an earthquake is and how to be safe should it happen.
“Sports Are Worth How Much!? And Other Questions in Pro Sports, Answered (Kind Of)” takes analytical and opinionated looks at the professional sports industry in the U.S. and Canada, and offers answers to the following debates: Should taxpayers help fund sports arenas? Do sports teams have any economic impact on their local communities? Why are some sports more popular than others? And what’s the big deal with fantasy sports? I use economics to tackle many of the debates, but the book is also filled with plenty of bad jokes and personal anecdotes to keep it fun.
Justin Bedi is a sports writer living in Canada. He has been a successful civil servant, economic policy analyst, and opinions writer. He holds a Master’s degree in International Trade from the University of Saskatchewan’s Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy and a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Journalism from the University of Victoria. His writing and empirical work has appeared in newspapers, sports websites, and other media outlets across the U.S. and Canada. He is considered by many to be classically handsome.
Unafraid to delve into subjects other authors would happily pass up, Sean Benham’s work trends towards the bizarre while remaining deeply personal. He has a knack for creating alternate worlds that mirror our own in the most unfortunate ways, as well as the memorable characters that inhabit them. His work is grim but hopeful, thought-provoking and funny. It’s usually a little bit gross, too. When he’s not writing, Sean Benham is an entertainment industry professional who has worked as an art director, graphic animator, writer and producer on everything from Emmy award-winning children’s television programming to heavy metal music videos. He lives with his wife in Toronto.
I grew up never believing I would become an author, it took the undead to salvage that dream for me.
This surely has to be a first? Crime fiction about an undercover cop written by a former undercover cop! From author, Stephen Bentley, comes a fictional undercover cop, Steve Regan, following on the success of his true crime undercover cop memoir ‘Undercover: Operation Julie – The Inside Story.’ Steve Regan, undercover detective, is tempted by the riches of drug smuggling so he can be free of debt, police bureaucracy, and help a loved one. He wonders whether he can go ‘rogue’ and cross the line. Regan gets involved in one deal with a Miami-based drug lord. But is everyone who they say they are? Short, fast-paced, high-impact entertainment, from a writer who knows how to suck you into a story.
I recently posted my book, LAINIE’S LADIES on Amazon. here is the description.
Lainie Stockwell is a well-known portrait painter who lives in her studio loft in the DUMBO area of Brooklyn, noted for a characteristic artistic charm. She was considering an early retirement on a beautiful island when to her surprise she receives not one, but four inquiries for portraits. These four “ladies”, each one with her own particular reason for a portrait, invade her life and she finds that helping them settle their personal affairs becomes her goal. Lainie learns that painting someone’s portrait means “discovering” . She sneaks a look into their lives to capture their essence and gets a glimpse into their past. This can lead to many surprises.
There are great satisfactions as she unravels long ago secrets and even gets a chance to play cupid! The story doesn’t end there. A mysterious missing portrait causes chaos and it’s Lainie, with the help of a determined private eye, who discovers still another secret that will change the life of one of her ladies.
Kapil Kumar Bhaskar
Kapil takes you on his unforgettable true journey of the supernatural world of mystics and higher beings, unbelievable miracles and the parallel world of darkness and light, in his spiritual pursuit of seeking the ONE – who would show him the Ultimate Divine. A series of events catapults Kapil into the fascinating world of Dark Arts and suck him into the quagmire of drama, suspense, greed and betrayal. And just when the trials and tribulations seem to engulf Kapil completely, there emerged from the deepest darkness, a Brilliant Light of his True Master. The existence of the paranormal world is as much real and any ordinary person can get caught in that world unless one is careful. We belong to such a period of time wherein innocent seekers are lured into the trap of so-called “Masters” who fool them easily by playing onto their deepest fears and weakness. The book hopes to save people from making that false step and even if one does commit that mistake, the book offers hope that it is not the end of the world;one can always get to the Light, A thrilling true account of an ordinary man plunged into extraordinary circumstances of the Dark World
I am an indie author and poet from Massachusetts. I am diverse in several different genres but mainly write horror and poetry. I graduated high school in 2006 with a background in Creative Writing which has definitely come in handy for me as a writer. I have written five books. I have also written several stories and poems which have been published in anthologies. When not writing novels I also write short stories and drabbles(100 word stories). I enjoy helping out my fellow indie authors by interviewing them on my page IAT: Indie Author Tactics. When I’m not writing I enjoy watching football and baseball, enjoy the outdoors and reading up and learning about history as well as Egyptology and Ufology. I also have a write Hundred Year Old Horror, a Horror Blog.
Horror Landing Page: http://subscribepage.com/HorrorPoems
Tragedy… heartache… how much more can Tyler Montgomery and John Webster take? This missions trip, the “healing” one, has only added fresh layers of pain. Construction of an orphanage in Haiti’s northwest… yes. But a doomed rescue operation, human traffickers, human anomalies, extreme personal danger… risk of death? They hadn’t signed up for those.
Born and raised on a farm near Brockville, Ontario, Mark Bierman’s childhood consisted of chores, riding horses, snowmobile races across open fields, fishing trips to a local lake, and many other outdoor adventures. He was also an avid reader of both fiction and non. Transitioning towards adulthood also meant moving from the farm and into large urban areas that introduced this “country boy” to life in the big cities. Drawing on his many experiences as a private investigator and later a Correctional Officer, Mark combines his unique experiences and imagination to create his stories and characters.
James Wallace Birch
Existentialist quest, paranoid mystery, radical counterculture expose, witty social commentary, and finger to the man: Discontents is a tour de force! A story that almost didn’t get told: In January 2011, Emory Walden, one of the most notorious political dissidents and graffiti artists hunted by authorities throughout the District of Columbia disappeared. Half a year later, James Wallace Birch, an old high school friend, received a letter from Emory. James later published Discontents for Emory. It is a Emory’s riveting first-hand account that puts to rest the speculation surrounding his disappearance. In it, we see a rare account of a man struggling against amnesia to uncover the nebulous forces that sought to bring him down.
Baylor Blackwell is a hobbyist author with aspirations to branch out creatively in all manner of directions. His debut series is The Utopian Saga, a chronicle of two girls’ hard journey across a destroyed land in search of a purpose.
Mat Blackwell is a multi-award-winning writer and reclusive bearded troglodyte. He has written jokes for performers as varied as Waleed Aly, Paul McDermott, Corinne Grant, Amanda Keller, Sammy J, Wil Anderson, and Barry Humphries. He also co-created and co-wrote the hilariously grotesque sharehouse-convict-black-comedy BRUCE (brucetheseries.com), which was the 3rd-most awarded webseries of 2017. When he’s not cranking out the gags for TV, or penning satirical novels for discerning adults, Mat writes philosophical essays on music, art, humour, and morality. BEEF is a contemporary satire about love, meat, and infidelity, set in an Australia of the incredibly-near future. It is a multi-generational tale of unseen consequences, and the pressures of legacy. But most of all, it’s the tale of an awkward middle-aged sociophobe’s attempts to not have an affair with a wildly attractive psychic, who insists they are going to end up together, like it or not, because “it’s destiny”.
William Blackwell studied journalism at Calgary’s Mount Royal University and English literature at Vancouver’s University of British Columbia. He worked as a print journalist for many years before becoming an author. He has written over seventeen novels, mainly in the horror genre. Currently living on an acreage in Prince Edward Island, Blackwell loves to travel and write dark fiction. Blackwell’s newest release is horror novel Freaky Franky, a dark tale about the terrifying consequences of worshiping Saint Death (or Santa Muerte) with evil intentions.
I am a Welsh girl currently living in sunny Turkey 🙂 I started writing a number of years ago, and especially love the research aspect of my historical books. Vikings; Taken is the first in the ‘Great Heathen Army’ series, although it can be read as a stand-alone. It follows the lives of Rosfrith Guader, a mistress of Dunwich Fortress in East Angles, and Ubba Ragnarsson, Viking Chieftain of Ranaricii.
Born in South-East London, I was a power cut baby of the early 70s. I’d wanted to write stories ever since I read ‘Salem’s Lot by Stephen King and Flowers in the Attic by Virginia Andrews when I was around 11 years old, but life had other ideas for me. Circumstances led me to leave school when I turned 15 to start labouring and painting. I remained in the construction industry for many years after, learning various trades. Writing looked as though it had become one of those faded dreams that would fail to materialise, but like many thoughts planted in our minds by our younger selves, it never went away. It was a long ride and wait with plenty of obstacles to overcome along the way. My debut novel took me two and a half years of writing, rewriting, and editing. I hope you’ll join me on a journey that will lead wherever my mind decides to take us.
Join me on Twitter, it would be fantastic to chat with everybody who reads my novels, and I will always do my best to reply: https://twitter.com/GabrielBlake_ View my Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/GabrielBlakeAuthor/ https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/17165240.Gabriel_Blake https://www.instagram.com/gabrielblake_/?hl=en Thank you all for reading this, and of course, if you read my stories and enjoy them, it means the absolute world to me.
My name is Jessica and together with my friend, Susan George, I have written and published a children’s book called SNOT. It is a story of a girl at a very special school where knowledge is literally poured into the brain! Here is the blurb from the book. Ever feel like everything you learn at school goes in one ear and out the other? That knowledge literally drips out of your head faster than it is poured in? For Flora ‘Pea’ Brain that is actually the case! If that doesn’t sound bad enough, imagine having to contend with a horrible Headmaster who likes nothing better than dishing out detentions and dreaming up terrible, torturous methods to get rid of failing students. Will Flora survive and pass her exams, or will Headmaster Prickles (the biggest bully EVER) get his way?
I’m an independent author with one book of fiction, two poetry books, and a collection from my blog: https://itisallconnected.wordpress.com/
Bio: I am a husband and father of six children. I have spent the past 20 years in education as a high school English teacher, coach, professional developer, and college instructor. My writing often reflects my own life experiences as well as my personal observations of the world around us.
I’ve been writing for years, before I even had any dreams of somehow publishing books. I probably have more ideas than I can ever put to paper (I calculated, it would take longer than my lifetime). I love writing science fiction, fantasy, light-hearted mysteries, and sometimes things that are a little of each. I have parallel dimensions (In Dreams), dark forests permeated by magical creatures and a world where death isn’t an immediate end (Grace), and “fake” magicians just hiding in plain sight (Cameras Tell No Lies). The stories and their characters are usually a little bit weird, a little bit dark, and a little bit hopeful, and anyone who can relate to that probably will find a kindred spirit somewhere in those pages.
David J. Bookbinder
Find balance, build resilience, and expand your heart with this unique, visually stunning guide to successfully traversing the hills and valleys of human experience. Psychotherapist, photographer and near-death survivor David J. Bookbinder brings his talent for personal transformation to his readers. Combining potent, pragmatic essays in the lineage of Carl Jung with 52 award-winning Flower Mandala images, David both shows and tells the tale of a spiritual seeker who, having traversed his own winding path toward awakening, now guides others to find balance, build resilience, overcome fear, and expand their hearts.
Jesse works in the IT field along the Wasatch Mountains. When he’s not fiddling with systems and computers, he can be found reading or writing. Jesse is also a musician and composer.
Book: The Network (https://www.amazon.com/Network-Jesse-Booth-ebook/dp/B00FEQG73E/)
Born amid a battle between her Veillen father and graekull demons, Sterling is secreted away by Hemi – a trusted family servant. She grows in peace and safety until the Severon find her, years later. As they destroy the people and the places she grew to love, Sterling battles their constant push to capture her, as well as her own regret over the trail of destruction that follows her escape. No amount of Hemi’s training could prepare Sterling for the relentless pursuit of the Severon. As she flees, Hemi’s dying words ring in her ears — urging her to find shelter in the land of Kai’Vari, the place of her birth. While she hopes to find a place to finally call home, she returns to the millennia old battle between man and demon, as well as fear and mistrust from those who should instead protect her.
Alpha 9 – In order to defend the world against an impending alien invasion, global government agencies created soldiers, clones made to be stronger, faster and loyal to the cause. Is Alpha 9 the leader the resistance needs or will the secrets of humanity’s past lead them all to their ultimate destruction?
About me – I love writing sci-fi and fantasy while I await an adequate plan for world domination.
Light’s Rise-Book One of the Light in the Darkness Series Darian was a young scout in the Imperial Austrian Army when Napoleon Bonaparte started his campaign across Europe. It isn’t until Darian’s hometown is threatened that he discovers an insidious evil lurking behind enemy lines; taking advantage of the chaos of war. A mysterious man named Raphael provides two choices: stay and fight against the French, or join the Council of Light in the struggle to save Europe from an evil mastermind intent on conquering humanity with his army of demons. Darian’s choice leads him into a new war, where victory lies in the hands of an unusual group of warriors with supernatural abilities whose sole purpose is to protect humanity from an unending tide of evil. Light’s Eyes-Book Two will be released February 2018
Ian S. Bott
I am a science fiction author who avoided all forms of creative writing until rather late in life, when the writing bug finally caught me napping. In hindsight this should not have been a surprise; trained as a software developer, the switch from business requirement documents to speculative fiction was only a small step. I live in beautiful British Columbia with my wife, two children, and an assorted collection of pets.
I’m an author from Argentina who writes stories in english. I recently published a short story on Amazon and I want to increse its exposure
Here’s a description of the story:
Isolated. Dark. Endless. The railroad tracks are a place where anything can happen with only the night as a witness. And the worst thing is most of the time they go unnoticed.
Kenny made a habit out of walking over them, completely ignoring their existence. Until they called him. A messenger in the form of a wagon came to get him. To take him away. No matter how much he tried to avoid it, he had no choice. Now his life is in danger.
Jonathan J Bowerman
The Secret Realms of the Hidden Elves: The Beginning, is book one in the Hidden Elves Series. Stepping into her new home, Jasper had no idea her life would change forever. Being a typical 12-year-old girl with a typical 12-year-old imagination, she is never short of new adventures. Although the adventure she would soon embark on would change her more than she knew. Join Jasper and her team of majestic elves as they seek to save Whisper-Feet from the treacherous villain Veranon. High flying excitement, dark and dangerous caves, magical weapons, and beautiful realms all await her the moment she touches the Great Willow tree. The Secret Realms of the Hidden Elves: The Beginning is sure to keep your heart pumping and your mind racing!
My books tend to have a mixture of drama, suspense, action, and humour revolving around family dynamics between fathers and sons, uncles and nephews, and brothers. It just seems to be part of my DNA. lol All of my stories are also clean reads. I love to write strong characters—male or female, young or old—each with an undeniably vulnerable side and hidden insecurities. I don’t believe a book can have suspense and action without at least some violence but it’s all in how that violence is described; I strive to write drama without ‘melo’; and my humour contains a lot of dry wit but it’s owned within the story in that one or more character usually rolls his/her eyes or the character doling out said wit acknowledges their atypical sense of humour quite readily. I sometimes write romance but it’s typically a subplot as opposed to a genre.
The first book of The Toby Garrison Chronicles, Pride Be Damned, is currently available for free on Smashwords and most other major online retailers!
How did ten-year-old Clemmie Beaumont die? That was the question on everyone’s lips when Clemmie woke with amnesia at Chalk House, an enchanting home for dead children. However, her arrival set off a chain of events which threatened the lives of the people and creatures she met. So, when her memory returned, she hatched a plan to wage war on those who killed her. Yet, one thing stopped her. Time itself. Follow Clemmie as she travelled seventy-five years in the past to stop a time-rift. Did she summon the courage to face her nemesis? And most importantly, did she make it back home in time for lunch? Only time, and toffees, will tell.
Hiding in Third Person
Hiding in Third Person is a story within a story. A mental patient tells a wild story of two boys running from a killer. The boys take refuge at an abandoned military facility in the Central Jersey Pine Barrens. The patient’s story ends in a bloody showdown, and the disappearance of one of the boys.
Doctors do not take the man’s story seriously. One orderly is compelled to prove the story true, even though to do so will put him in harm’s way.
Bio: After retiring from the military, I became a high school teacher. The two main characters in the patient’s story are loosely based on several boys I have taught over the years.
Melody J. Bremen
Melody J. Bremen writes books for middle grade and young adult readers. She lives on a distant planet where all they do is write and read books. (Sometimes they eat jelly beans.) She has a faithful computer named Oswald.
Descendants of H.G. Wells & Leonardo Da Vinci build a Time Machine based on their famous ancestors’ works. Rather than go through history eliminating evil dictators they decide they’d rather make love to the sexiest women in history instead. However, they get more than they bargained for as they get caught up in some of the most famous conspiracies of the last 3,000 years from Cleopatra to Elizabeth 1st and beyond, with Marilyn Monroe, Bridget Bardot, Jane Fonda, Princess Diana, The Kennedy’s and many more household names front and centre of some very interesting storylines. It also features a very poignant love story between Marilyn & Frank Sinatra as a core story.
The novel features lots of thrills and twists plus the author’s trade mark tasteful ultra-erotic element. Although not a comedy story it has more funny moments in just one chapter than most comedy feature films, such as when Marilyn is kidnapped through time to this Century and even struggles to get a job as an M.M look-alike! The book is full of water-cooler moments that will leave you on a high with a smile on your face.
If you are already a fan of any of the characters mentioned you’ll love this book but always remember this is Science Fiction and although some things may seem familiar they are not always as they seem. History will never be the same again!
Stephen Hawking’s warning that humanity should never respond to alien communication has gone unheeded for too long, and now the human led United Planetary Coalition is faced with a seemingly insurmountable threat from a brutal and merciless race known as the Jaari. With mounting casualties and obliterated colonies, the desperate UPC turns to conscripting prison convicts into active military service, with promises that these men and women will be turned into the next generation of super soldiers—the Avatars. This includes disgraced starship Captain Joaquin Lafontaine, who sees this opportunity as a means to redeem himself. However, the program is shrouded in mystery. Joaquin will discover the Avatar program’s true nature, and will struggle not only to defeat the Jaari against all odds, but to also retain his humanity—and perhaps his very soul.
A J Britnell
Andrea J Britnell is an independent author living in West Sussex, England. As a reader, Andrea has a broad taste in literature but when she came to write her debut novel, her love of science fiction and real science led to the creation of EVAC Ignition. “EVAC Ignition is a near future, fast paced, space adventure, exploring the impact of our commercial ventures as we finally colonize the Moon and beyond. I’m always fascinated by the little things in a sci-fi film or documentary, the down to earth, gritty bits of space life the really tell the story. I hope I’m around when the first tourists take a trip to the stars, maybe I’ll even get a chance to see the Earth from space.”
Aliaha Brown is a part time tutor, a dabbler, and a full time writer. She published her first book called Beck The Speck in November of 2017. Beck The Speck was created one day when Aliaha’s little sister Rebecca was driving her crazy. As younger sibling often do. So Aliaha made up a rhyme that turned into a story. She is currently working on a young adult science fiction thriller. She enjoys playing the piano, drawing, and reading anything she could get her hands on.
Grady P. Brown
Grady P. Brown is a science fiction author who is diagnosed with high functioning autism. He is a connoisseur of the science fiction, fantasy, and superhero genres. In addition, he is an autism ambassador, hoping to demonstrate the potential benefits one can gain from being autistic. As a writer, Grady P. Brown utilizes his autism to visualize the story taking place inside of his head like a movie. Also, he has a very strong memory, allowing him to store information about his characters and stories in his brain as though it were a computer hard-drive. He is also a passionate pit bull lover and owns a pair of sweet and loving pit bull named Wally and Fitch.
You will meet Dan – a deep thinker, who challenges Welsh Calvinist beliefs which gained converts throughout the 17th and 18th centuries. Branded a rebellious non conformist, he is desperate to escape confusing doctrines to discover his identity. Charlotte predicts shame and disgrace as her destiny; after indulging in a relationship fraught with complicated challenges. Separately they join the thousands of emigrants who became the early pioneers in Australia.
Australian/New Zealand author Glennis Browne, through her protagonists lives, examines possibilities in her debut novel, ‘The Fortune Seekers – Dan and Charlotte’. ‘ This is a moving novel portraying crisis, hope, adventure, and love. Repercussions from sexual and marital infidelity, religious bigotry and family estrangement are explored in this compelling tale of 18th century life. What is the meaningful lives Dan and Charlotte are seeking? And is such a destiny achievable? The 21st century reader will discover their own ancestors’ experiences; perhaps providing answers as Browne chronicles possibilities The first of this historical fiction series explores reasons our ancestors left their homelands to emigrate to Australia. Charles Darwin’s theories, church expectations and beliefs challenged Dan and Charlotte, causing life challenging decisions to be made. Discover also what life was like during the gold rush years and what fortune they are really seeking.
The second of The Fortune Seekers Series is in the revision process and expected to be published late 2018. Glennis has an active author Facebook page that supports fellow authors worldwide. She also blogs and twitters regularly; focusing on supporting authors and for her followers she provides interesting , informative titbits about the progress of her novels. You tube videos with photos, videos and novel content are worth searching for. To view You Tube YouTube: https://youtu.be/tGmaalu4RHc To view Xlibris photos – check out http://www.authorglennisbrowne.com/photograph-album/ WORDPRESS website: https://glennisbrowne.wordpress.com/
How do you protect yourself from a murderer on a planet that wants to kill you? In the four years between the arrival of the first team of Mars colonizers and the landing of the second team, everything has gone horribly awry. Five of the original colonists have become disillusioned with the mission and each other. The sixth original colonist is dead and it doesn’t look like an accident. Now trapped on this planet and chained to the colony for life support, Sadie Blaine and her two teammates must solve the murder before the killer ends all life on Mars. In this novella inspired by multiple organizations’ plans to colonize Mars in real life, Veronica Brush creates the ultimate locked room mystery, where the suspects are the only eight people on the planet, and maybe Mars itself. First Grave on Mars is the first in a series.
STRAIN OF RESISTANCE
Bixby was 12 years old when the world ended. A mysterious mist had blanketed the earth, turning most of the world’s population into blood-thirsty predators. The remaining survivors were the prey. Demoted to the bottom of the food chain.
Now, eight brutal years later, these survivors face another challenge-a new threat is turning the tide of war between humans and infected. The parasite is evolving, becoming smarter, stronger, and deadlier.
In a race against time, Bixby and her crew battle to stop the decimation of the human race at the hands of these new mutations.
They are the last strain of resistance.
John David Buchanan
I have a lot of hobbies – playing guitar and drums, cooking, inventing, and most recently writing science fiction. After 36 years in the environmental business I decided it was time to ease out of writing technical reports and starting writing science fiction for fun. I was going to write one book – Jump Starting the Universe. It has turned into three books, the second being The Edge of Nothing and Everything, and the third – World Eaters (in-progress and hopefully will be published in June 2017).
I have an overactive imagination and believing in the “let no story go unwritten” I’m writing a thriller titled The Obsession of Mr. Pendergrass . I’ve posted short chapters on my website –
www.jumpstartingtheuniverse.com – and on Goodreads. Ultimately, the serially released chapters will be expended and published as a full novel. Check out my author page on Facebook- John David Buchanan – and twitter @JDBuchanan. Did I mention the epic poem I’m writing? The Rune of One – to be published in the distant and unforeseeable future.
Daccari Buchelli is a British born Author, who first stumbled upon the world of Fantasy during his childhood years. He soon found himself won over by the genre and now spends his time exploring his own magical wonderlands. Daccari focuses on the darker side of human nature, with just a sprinkle of old school magic. When away from his trusty ball point pen, Daccari enjoys art and music, as well as curling up with a good book and a cup of tea.
The apocalypse has already happened. Humanity fought, and won, but paid a heavy price. No one expected it to happen again. A brutal virus is spreading across the divided country- it’s cause unknown. All hope seems to lie in the capital- Carrion City- the last standing defence against an invisible plague. But as survivors flock to the city walls, it seems that not everyone has chosen the same side. Not everyone wants humanity to survive this time. With humanity teetering on the edge of extinction, a group of strangers must band together to uncover the truth and fight for the very survival of their species.
William D. Burt
William D. Burt’s 7-title fantasy series for pre-teens, teens and young adults especially appeals to C.S. Lewis and Tolkien fans. Series titles are listed on our website and are available for purchase at a discount. Book I—The King of the Trees—won the 2014 Readers’ Favorite silver medal for Christian Fantasy/Sci-Fi. Synopsis of Book I: What do an old wooden box, a jeweled pendant and some mysterious, green-garbed strangers share in common? When Rolin son of Gannon sets out to solve this riddle, his adventures take him worlds beyond the walls of his little log cabin in the mountains. With the help of some fierce griffins and a long-lost prophecy, Rolin and his friends battle batwolves, a dragon and other mythological creatures as they embark upon a perilous quest for the fabled Isle of Luralin and the Tree of Life.
In 2017, William Burt’s publishing company, Creation Way Books, released The Lake Lights. This title is also available on Burt’s website. A synopsis follows. “What are the mysterious lights flitting above Oswego Lake on moonlit nights? Marsh gas? Ball lightning? Or holdovers from the dawn of Creation? When Jonathan Oliver tries to track down the source of the lights, his search leads him to Iron Mountain’s abandoned Prosser Mine. After his physicist father goes missing in Afghanistan, Jon is left to decode a cryptic message leading to yet more mysteries and a remarkable, game-changing invention. With his grandfather’s help, Jon matches wits with an unscrupulous scientist who will stop at nothing to steal the device and sell it to a shadowy criminal organization. Jon’s dual discoveries not only help him to deliver his city from total annihilation but also ultimately rock the scientific world to its very foundations.”
I’m old enough to remember when gas was less than $1 per gallon. When I was ten, yellow ribbons were tied around the elm trees outside my elementary school during the Iran hostage crisis, and scary pictures of the Ayatollah Khomeini were constantly on display during the evening news. Gas prices rose dramatically. It seemed clear who was at fault. Although my parents are very conservative, conservation wasn’t a dirty word in our household. When gasoline prices spiked during the hostage crisis, my family made the switch to more fuel efficient cars. I don’t recall this being some kind of political statement on my parents part. It was just a change that needed to me made. We scoured the car lots looking at the MPG ratings of all the vehicles. During my lifetime, the United States has supported the Shah of Iran, Afghan rebels, and Saddam Hussein, all to disastrous effect. Over and over again, we make dubious foreign policy decisions in the name of Middle East stability instead of preparing our nation for the inevitable instability. When Iran’s monarchy fell, the United Sates was caught unawares. Will we be any better prepared when the Saudi monarchy crumbles?
Nathan Bush is the author of The Foley Chronicles: Files from the 8th District, a Christian based crime series. He currently has two published works: Written in Blood (2016), and Root of Evil (2017). His third work in the series, Twisted Christian, will be published in 2018. The Foley Chronicles: Dark Sides of Foley is a spin off series of short stories that will give readers a ‘behind the story’ look into the past of Foley. The first title in this series, Dark Blue Rising, will be published in 2018. His writing is not so much a ‘who dunnit’, but a ‘how and why’, style. His purpose in writing is not only to entertain, but to draw readers into the lives of his characters, as well. His work can be found at www.amazon.com/Nathan-Bush/e/B06WD4H9LY/. You can follow him and get updates on Facebook at www.facebook.com/FoleyChroniclesNathanBush/
Ctrl+Alt+Deleted is my first foray into a genre (let’s call it mystery from your genre list) that I love to read and watch. To say I was intimidated writing it is an understatement. I’m hoping I’ve achieved a page-turner with some in-depth characters and some diversity. Hoping the mystery part holds up too. As with my Historical Fiction Saga, the female protagonist has plenty to do. 😀
Trish Charlotte McBain, the tech consultant for Rockmond PD’s missing person team, has disappeared. She went missing after her boyfriend, Mateo Jaso, one of the team’s detectives, left their bed in the middle of the night to console a friend, whose worthless husband left her again. Sean Benson, who heads the investigation into Charlotte’s disappearance, must explore the history of Matt’s alcoholism, the unusual, straight-talking Charlotte, and their passionate and sensual relationship, leaving no stone unturned in his effort to find his teammate. No one is above suspicion, ex-lovers, estranged family members, and those who disapprove of their inter-racial relationship. Who has the most to gain by separating Charlotte from Matt? Will they find Charlotte and, if so, will the incident and the secrets uncovered forever affect her relationship with Matt? Find out in this character-driven, missing person mystery. https://read.amazon.com/kp/embed?asin=B07H15N84Z&preview=newtab&linkCode=kpe&ref_=cm_sw_r_kb_dp_DwcRBbK7THBB0
Trish Butler is the author of the Historical Fiction saga, Redway Acres, and now a new contemporary detective series based in the fictional New Jersey town of Rockmond. Born in Norwich, in the county of Norfolk, England, Trish moved to Connecticut in the US, in 1999. Her daughter was born there two years later. Currently, she works as Communications Director for the Connecticut Family Support Network (CTFSN) a non-profit organization that helps families with children with special needs. Trish’s own daughter is on the autism spectrum. Redway Acres, which Trish calls Pride & Prejudice with horses and a healthy dollop of feminism, is set during the early 1800s in Lincolnshire, Cambridgeshire and Norfolk, UK, an area that she knows well. Over the past nearly twenty years, Trish has got to know the tri-state area well too, and hopefully enough American English terms that make the new book sound authentic. Trish always wanted to write a book and at age fifty, finally realized that dream. Three years later, at the end of 2018, Trish hopes to have five books in the Redway series published, and the first in her new series of Rockmond PD Mysteries. Read her blogs about her process, the Redway Acres saga, Rockmond PD Mysteries, and her characters on her website. www.trishbutlerauthor.com Follow Trish @trishbutlerauth #RedwayAcres #RockmondPD