Charlie Hong is on the run from both sides of the law. He’s spent the last year in hiding, cultivating one last hair-brained scheme to escape his troubles: a clandestine marijuana operation. Just as he’s about to cash in, his cash crop is stolen by a bright light appearing in the night sky. After catching a ride with one of his plants, he finds himself thrown into a world far stranger than anything he could have possibly imagined. Does the stoned stowaway have what it takes to free the Starseed, a massive living spaceship overflowing with bizarre life forms, from the clutches of a mysterious force field trapping it in Earth’s orbit? More importantly, before he decides anything, does he have time to light one up?
Michael J. Sahno
Born in Bristol, CT, Michael J. Sahno began writing stories at an early age. He obtained a Master of Arts in English from Binghamton University, Binghamton, NY at the age of 24, going on to become a full-time professional writer in 2001. Sahno is the author of Miles of Files, Jana, and Brothers’ Hand.
I relish to ruminate, with my impassive glance, the never-ending path of a creek, which gush in the most vivace music played by water and rocks. Music accompanied by the muttering of the leaves, under the direction of the shivering breeze, with the beat of the falling drops over the water film. Intense trained in the art of chill-ax and deep enthusiast of the roasted coffee scent, combined with the emanating petrichor of grass, I am an expert in burning the daylight or contemplating the sky in search for clouds’s patterns.
You know you have issues being a successful slave if:
– You started to hate your job?
– You want more time for yourself and less time for work? (8 to 10 hours per day working – sometimes more too)
– You want to work without fixed schedule constrains?
– You are sick of management, ass kissing and stupid methodologies that does nothing?
– You want to be your own boss?
This manifesto is a satire and need to be treated as is. However, you can change its sense by reading it between lines.
Chris Sarantopoulos studied Geology in Scotland, then decided to diversify and did a Masters in Service Management. Now he creates fictional characters in genres such as science fiction, post-apocalyptic fiction, dystopia, cyberpunk, fantasy, high fantasy, dark fantasy, and horror (not the splatter type though). When Chris is not writing, he spends his time crafting new stories and worlds, talks to friends who considered him lost somewhere in an imaginary world, or plays video games. Oh yeah, he likes music too. And books. He lives in Greece, and if you happen to spend time there, contact him. He may be able to arrange a meeting. His work has appeared on Beyond Imagination, Voluted Tales and Eternal Haunted Summer among others. You can sign up for his newsletter for updates and news at http://eepurl.com/cUX9hr
The Fist Chronicle of Hirem Bantazzar
Follow the exploits of Hirem Bantazzar as he struggles to control his newfound magical abilities. From the desert battlefields of the southern continent to the cursed summit of Alcazzor Mountain, Hirem comes to grips with an ancient power that will some day rule his destiny. Along the way he gains many stalwart allies and vanquishes many powerful foes.
Three generations of Applebaum women— in order, recovering alcoholic Ava, hippie Suzanne, and Goth Molly— in one house for two weeks brings about the chance for each of them to stand up for who they really are, once and for all.
18-year-old Molly, with her tattooed, pierced, bleached blond friend Brandon in tow, has revealed that she has an important announcement to make before she heads off to Vassar. 36-year-old Suzanne is convinced that history is repeating itself, and that Molly’s news will make her a 36-year-old grandmother. Ava, despite herself, develops a fervent case of baby fever.
Meanwhile, Buddy McKinley moves in to the house next door. Buddy was once Ava’s late husband’s business partner, and the man she blames for the failing of the business–which, she claims, ruined her husband’s life and “turned me into a fall-down drunk”.
However, after a little digging, Suzanne finds out that Buddy and Ava’s past goes much farther back that either has admitted . . . does Ava truly “blanking” hate Buddy, or are those rabid feelings covering up something just as intense?
When Molly finally makes her grand announcement, Suzanne reacts in a way no one, least of all herself, was prepared for. And it takes a head to head fiery confrontation to find out exactly why Suzanne’s suddenly avoiding her only child.
It’s a tale about love, truth, family, and accepting people for who they are . . . and more importantly, who they’re not.
Quoleena Sbrocca (pronounced Kwo-LEE-nuh Su-BROH-kuh) is the author of two alternate history/time travel novels, and a young adult futuristic/sci-fi series. She is currently working on the final book in the trilogy. She is a Denver native, lover of photography, training for her second-degree black belt in taekwondo, and dreams of one day owning a horse. She is afraid of heights, but if she were an animal, she would be an eagle. Luminescence, book one of her YA sci-fi series The Rayne Trilogy, is a B.R.A.G. Medallion honoree and earned a Readers’ Favorite 5-star review. Quoleena has loved creative writing since she was a child. In 3rd grade, she won a scholastic award for her illustrated short story called, “Little Girl Lost.” She wrote poetry and short stories during her guitar-playing college days in San Diego, all of which she keeps buried in a box of memories. Her favorite books to read tend to be in the days of horse-drawn carriages and noble courts. And she absolutely loves books set in worlds void of technology and unlike our own, with swords and magic and mystical creatures.
I started writing full time in 2012 after years of denying my desire to be creative. I’m a military wife so it’s always a question of what city will I move to next? To keep active I participate in 5km races and hope to graduate to marathons and possibly Spartans one day. I adore immortals, magic, and dragons, I enjoy TV entirely to much, and video games just the right amount. My adoration for magic and dragons can be seen clearly in my Mechanical Dragons series and my love for immortals in my Guardians books.
I’m a rocket scientist and aspiring science fiction author. My first novel is hard sci-fi and features interplanetary space travel, asteroid mining, manned Mars missions, and first contact with highly advanced aliens.
Pamela Schloesser Canepa
As a child, Pamela’s family moved around a lot, so she started writing poems and stories as a child to provide entertainment for long trips. After a while, her family settled in the southeast. Writing provided an outlet for private thoughts and emotions for years, until she decided she was ready to share her ideas with the world. Pamela’s genres include sci-fi and speculative fiction, and poetry of all types. “Made for Me” is Pamela’s first published work of fiction and was followed by a sequel in 2016. Both are now also available in print. Pamela’s first full-length time travel novel, Detours in Time, has been published in e-book and print as of June 2017! Pamela is planning a sequel to Detours in Time and an origin story for Norrie from Made for Me, as well as a few other ideas. Stay tuned!
Victoria was born in Jamestown, New York, and now resides in Sacramento, California with her husband, children, and grandchildren. She grew up reading, waiting anxiously for the next good book to be placed in her hands. It was only natural she would turn to writing as a hobby and later a career. She has been writing since childhood, always looking for the next story to tell. Writing is as natural a part of life for her as breathing. She loves getting to know her characters and bringing them to life. She is in as much anticipation about the ending of a story as she hopes her readers are.
Death, so complete, so final. It releases a torrent of raw emotion unlike any other tragic, human experience. Thus is the case for Moira, as her best friend is brutally taken from her, marking a descent from which she may never return.
Darkness clouds her mind, threatening to destroy the only remaining relationship that means anything to her.
Walk in the shoes of one vexed with a lingering sadness, that only few understand, and discover true love, appreciation, and the will to overcome.
Brian Scutt spent his childhood in Central New York until he enlisted in the US Navy. He spent 5 years serving on an Ohio Class, nuclear submarine as a Torpedoman’s Mate, stationed in Washington State. Since then, he has come full circle back to Central New York, and now writes full time.
I’m Personal Development Coach and Motivational Speaker Peggy Sealfon. I’m also a publisher and author of self-help books. My best seller is ESCAPE FROM ANXIETY–SUPERCHARGE YOUR LIFE WITH POWERFUL STRATEGIES FROM A to Z(available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble or EscapeFromAnxiety.com). Anxiety and stress can be debilitating. This book offers over 100 easy-to-use strategies for interrupting patterns of fear to more easily manage life’s challenges. Most recently, I published EMBODYING THE POWER OF THE ZERO STRESS ZONE which is a compilation of the remarkable teachings of world-renowned spiritual master Yogi Amrit Desai. This powerful book teaches you how to enter an integrated state of being which allows life to become more effortless. By living in the “zone,” you access the best version of yourself in your relationships, work, health and spirituality. The book is available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble or StonewaterStudioBooks.com. (My coaching website to train in my Integrated Life Coaching System is PeggySealfon.com)
Alan Seeger and Bruno Carlos Santos
Bruno Carlos Santos is an author from Brazil. He is the author of several collections, including Restless Nights. This is his first novel. Alan Seeger is an author and editor from Arkansas, and the author of The Gatespace Trilogy, including Pinball, Replay and Tilt.
Melissa Willis Sell
I am a novelist born and raised in the Derby City of Kentucky. I am a mother of four, wife and major Doctor Who fan. Major fan. Okay, I’m an obsessed Whovian and major nerd for the sci-fi world. Don’t judge 🙂 . Peace, love and reading!
The Chronicles of Fey Trilogy
Two sisters embark on a road trip that will lead them to a destiny they never knew existed. A royal heritage they never imagined and an ancient prophecy that could lead to their demise.
Novelist, Ann Montgomery, uncovers a sinister plot that leads her to a secluded island. An island owned by a madman who will stop at nothing to get his next murderous story.
B P Senapati
The revenge of Gandhi’s follower
Nobody is going to remember your mark, people only remember your work.
Without innovation mark is meaningless, without creativity knowledge has no value, without vision and goal a man is nothing more than a dead body .
Only human can innovative things, discover something, write a book, and create marvelous paintings. By a business idea can give employment to thousands of employee. Try to create or innovative something, if you get success then it’s great. If you become a failure then what’s the big deal?
It’s thought of Vijay, he was a man with different thought, he had every symptom of a great man, still he lived with his mediocre dreams to get a job and then marry his childhood sweetheart. After few years of job experience wanted to establish his own business like millions of other, but fate had some different plans. Our corrupt system forced him to enter into the dirty game of politics. He gained power to avenge his antagonists, but being a Gandhian, his strategy was something unusual . . . his revenge wasn’t ordinary…
Lyra Shanti is a novelist, poet, playwright, and songwriter who currently lives in Florida with partner and spouse, Timothy, and their two insane cats. Author of the sci-fi series, Shiva XIV, Lyra is a lover of nature, animals, anime, music, theatre, movies, myths, and of course, great books.
Shiva XIV (Book 1)
Prophecy rules, science rebels, and the fate of all depends on a boy named Ayn.
Predestined to become the great messiah of his people, Ayn must save his galaxy from disease and war. But when an unknown enemy threatens everyone he loves, the destiny he thought was his spins out of control.
A coming of age story amidst galactic turmoil, Shiva XIV has action, romance, mysticism, and magical creatures. Join Ayn and his friends as his journey to become a heroic legend unfolds!
This diaspora novel is a celebration of Indian and African culture as seen through the eyes of a young woman. As a member of an Indian minority in a small African country, Shaza’s life is complicated. She lives in a lively house full of relatives. Later, she meets Idi Amin, the bloodthirsty Ugandan dictator and has a narrow escape… As a teenager, Shaza goes to a convent school. Despite the strict rules, the girls are beginning to discover the opposite sex. Shaza is part of a Muslim family that emigrated from India, the old ways still rule. No one in Kenya dates, they just sneak around. Shaza meets a Hindu boy at a party; Sameer is smitten but they come from two different religions. Shaza is torn between her sense of duty and her longing for Sameer. Will the relationship survive her family’s disapproval and a long separation? They live in difficult times in a turbulent African country; Kenya has a coup d’état where the Indian minority is targeted. The saga follows Shaza’s life from the 1960’s to the 1980’s showing the political upheavals in Kenya and her move to the United States. Nairobi Days is a coming of age story, a love story, a political novel and above all a celebration of life.
My name is Raja and I am a first time author from India. I have just released my first fantasy novel, Age of Azmoq: The Valantian Imperium, which is the first of a 5 part Age of Azmoq series.
Azmoq is the rarest and most coveted metal on the planet. It’s the ultimate source and symbol of real power, and the Valantian Imperium controls it all. Or so they thought… For the first time in generations, the Valantian Imperium, masters of the Valantian continent glimpse the first tremors of fear. There are rumors abound. Rumors of legends. Legends of both ancient Azmoqian weapons and men of godly powers, long thought to be myths. As these rumors grow, a small group of people, from various walks of life, some commoners, some within the mighty Valantian Imperium itself, by pure coincidence, have set in motion a chain of events. The legends, if true, along with these set of events, might reignite the flames of a revolution. A revolution the Imperium had long suppressed. A revolution that might alter the balance of power in the continent, and eventually the entire world…
Evelyn knows that she has just died but she can’t remember anything else about her life. She is in an empty space, void of any colors, shapes or sounds. Just when she thinks she will go crazy, she meets Adrian. Adrian is a man-like creature who tells her that he will be her guide in this after-life. He will help her to capture every emotion that she ever felt in life so that she can move on from this place. The more Evelyn learns about herself, the more she learns about Adrian. She soon realizes that Adrian is not who she thought he was. In the end, she must make a choice: forgive those who hurt her the most, or stay trapped in the empty place forever.
Discover the epic story of old Hawaii James Michener never told. The Hawaiian people lived in an isolated Garden of Eden and fought over it for centuries. One day, strangers came from beyond the horizon on floating islands. At first, the Hawaiians thought they were gods. Having no metal of their own, they marveled at the visitors’ iron daggers, axes, muskets, and cannons. One man, Kamehameha, was the first among the Hawaiians to understand that the strangers’ arrival had transformed everything for his people. He would go on to use these new weapons to defeat his rivals, unite the Hawaiian Islands, and found a new kingdom at the crossroads of the Pacific Ocean.
Stephen Shender is a former journalist, political and corporate speechwriter, and marketing communications writer. Once There Was Fire is his first novel.
Originally from the United Kingdom, I now reside in Germany, although I freely admit to having part of my heart left in Wales. I am the author of the fantasy series, World of Wraidd Elfennol, and also the contemporary, women’s fiction novella, Disjointed Lives. Whilst a writer mainly in the fantasy genre, I am more than happy to share my love of reading amongst the many different genres out there, and can always be found with a book close by. As well as reading and writing, I spend my time looking after my family and trying to learn German. Unfortunately, a natural aptitude for languages doesn’t appear to be one of my strong points. However, stubbornness is, so I continue to persevere. So far, I am confident enough to order a beer and a pretzel. Feel free to email me at MorganJSheppard@gmail.com or stalk me online on Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr.
Bryan G. Shewmaker
The Solar Empire spans more than fifty galaxies and a hundred thousand years of history. Its military, economic, and industrial power can shape or destroy entire civilizations even beyond its own borders. Those who have seen its influence firsthand call these political tides the Solar Winds. But in the Hourglass Galaxy resides a nation that stands against the wind, the Interstellar Combine. Now these two intergalactic superpowers are embroiled in a cold war for dominance of the region. Simmonne, the carefree daughter of the Solar Emperor, is tasked with a public relations mission to welcome refugees fleeing Combine occupation. The enigmatic Robert Panzer, a metapsion of enormous telepathic and telekinetic abilities, is assigned as her protector. Frustrated by her inability to perceive his emotions, Simmonne is unaware that she might require protection from him most of all. Within the Hourglass, newly minted Lieutenant Jonathan Clearwater balances his role as an officer of the Solar Legionnaires and his fraying family life. Meanwhile Oul’sor, a Warlord of the Combine, is resurrected to seek vengeance for the death of his son at Panzer’s hands. And near the center of power, Simmonne’s weak-willed and jaded brother Steven is tempted to corruption by the power of the Encephalon. The characters must work together – or against one another – as the cold war between intergalactic superpowers threatens to turn hot, all under the eye of an entity older than the universe itself. If they fail, the Encephalon’s power will consume far more than the trillions of lives in the Hourglass Galaxy.
Born in 1991, I have always found history fascinating. Growing up, the idea of “other worlds” and “paranormal creatures” have also gained my interest. Using both of these together, along with politics and psychology, I have created the first of a 4-book series named The Grate. The Grate is about life after WWIII, when the USA chooses to create a new capital. Inside of the Grate, life is far far from perfect, as they wage war on their own citizens, and even conducting scientific experimentation on the Mentally Ill. When the main character, Sarah, finds herself in the hospital after a terror attack, she recalls her moments leading to her stay. When she begins having paranormal encounters, she is taken to the Mental Hospital, Ward Seven. There she must work hard to break free. But how can she escape when those meant to protect her are now out to kill her?
I truly hope that this book will make people think about perspective, and how we can work together to create societal norms and help each other grow in compassion. Currently this book, which is the first of the series, is Edition 1, although I do know that another Edition will be required so that I may feel satisfied with it. I hope that you enjoy it also. (By the way, if you have the Kindle Unlimited, it is absolutely free to read for you)!
GONE VIRAL The year is 2032, and the deadliest bioterrorist attack on record had already fallen on the Sydney Olympic Games, killing thousands of spectators and athletes. CIA agents Miles Stevens and Terri King are transported back in time from their Langley offices in 2050, arriving two weeks prior to the disaster. Their mission: to erase the epic attack from history.
D.R. Shoultz A dog lover, blogger and author of several novels, D.R. (Donn) Shoultz hails from a small town in central Illinois. He and his wife Claudia have called North Carolina home for more than 20 years. Donn writes at their mountain retreat off the Blue Ridge Parkway where Claudia shares her editorial experience in shaping his novels, and where they both enjoy hiking nearby wooded trails with their dog, Milo. Donn turned his focus to writing in the fall of 2010 following a 32-year career in corporate America that took him around the world. His ongoing writing projects include posting regular thoughts to his blog, submitting short stories to competition, and working on his next novel. Having recently finished the third book in the Miles Stevens series, GONE VIRAL, Donn has begun a murder mystery set in the foothills of North Carolina. Donn’s short stories have received recognition in national writing competitions. Blending captivating characters with suspenseful plots, Donn strives to appeal to a broad range of readers. His books include: • Corrupt Connection • Better Late Than Ever • Melting Sand – A Miles Stevens Novel #1 • Cyber One – A Miles Stevens Novel #2 • Gone Viral – A Miles Stevens Novel #3 • It Goes On – Short Story Collection #1 • Most Men – Short Story Collection #2 You can find Donn’s books on Amazon and Goodreads, or go to drshoultz.com to learn more.
Devil’s Run is the 12th in a series of stand-alone mystery/suspense novels. The setting is the contemporary Missouri Ozarks. Deputy Richard Carter, his cynical partner Ron Guidry, and rookie Kit Kittredge (the lone female deputy in the department) investigate a series of murders by arson and uncover something not just criminal, but unholy (in a figurative sense).
Ray Simmons was born and raised in Bayou La Batre, Alabama. He attended and graduated from Alba High School and those High School Days were some of the best of his life. He has been a Deep Sea Diver, a soldier, a teacher, and most of all a traveler and a student of life. Now he wants to try his hand at writing and he welcomes all comments, help, and suggestions any friends and fans might have. He remains convinced that friendship, loyalty, and hard work make life fun, interesting, and meaningful. This whole arena of e publishing is new and exciting to him and he looks forward to working in it and eventually mastering it.
Paris Singer was born in Brussels, Belgium. He has lived in the U.K. and in various places in Spain, where he currently resides. He has far too many interests, he’s told, a few of which being sports, playing his old guitar, learning Japanese, painting, reading and cooking. Not a day goes by, however, where he doesn’t write something, be it under a palm tree or on a bench at a bus stop somewhere. I’ve two books released: The Sky Drifter (Science Fantasy), and The Skull Collector (Dark Fantasy), both of which you’ll find on the site.
The Sky Drifter: A dark secret lurks aboard the Sky Drifter… Seven is a popular student, gifted in strategy and the brutal sport of Sphere. Wandering the vastness of space, his home is the Sky Drifter: an academy for the best students in the universe. With his friends, Iris and Pi, Seven takes on rivals and visits planets for exploration and competition. Everything is the way Seven likes it, until he sees a mysterious girl who reveals a secret that brings everything he thought he knew crashing down around him. A secret that will rip him from his reality into a dark new world. Will Seven be able to escape the Sky Drifter before it’s too late?
The Skull Collector: How far would you go to get your parents back? In a world in which children are exploited, monsters are saviors, and dark magic is constantly at play, a little girl will go to any lengths to be reunited with her lost ones. After the disappearance of her parents, a heartbroken child is sold to the Doll-Maker who promises to revive them. In return, she is to travel from cemetery to cemetery, unearthing graves and collecting skulls. While doing so, she must avoid the Violinist and his crows, who are determined to steal the skulls she has painstakingly gathered. As she travels across the province, with her life in constant peril from vengeful policemen to strange creatures, the little girl must use her wits to succeed in her macabre mission.
I love the concept behind Diabolic Shrimp! Thanks to Joshua Grant for being a visionary and creating this avenue to give authors a voice and a new forum. I’m looking forward to this new chapter in my journey and I’m looking equally as forward to growing and networking with everyone!
Air Fryer Cookbook for Beginners: 7 Healthy Recipes For Breakfast.
Cameron Wayne Smith
Hailing from the land where people wrestle crocodiles for sport and utilise kangaroos for transport, Cameron Wayne Smith is the author you’ve been searching for—possibly your entire life, or perhaps a few clicks before you found this page. Cameron has spent his adult life travelling and learning about the world while working in a huge variety of jobs. Seriously, at just over 30, Cameron has worked in libraries and fighter jets, been a tour guide in Central Australia and North Queensland, and engaged in all sorts of miscellaneous employment. Best known for his Holtur series, Cameron writes fast-paced action stories set in fantasy worlds. His stories are garnished with a hint of horror and a modest sprinkling of hilarity. Cameron’s hobbies include travel, skydiving, snorkelling, bush-walking, pet-sitting, and brewing his own beer. He also loves the geeky, fantasy, and science fiction stuff that you can find in books, games, and on screen.
Jeffery J. Smith
See how good it can get: Perfect Timing, a romp of a book plus a powerful way to improve our lot (a Citizen’s Dividend). It’s like Callenbach’s classic, Ecotopia, but comedic with surprising twists. (BTW, Ernest C. edited my nonfiction work, may he RIP). Perfect Timing conveys the tone of Hitchhiker’s Guide, offers insights like Stranger in a Strange Land, and presents an upbeat alternative, unlike Brave New World. Caterer Crik Duvall is bewildered. In the city he thought he knew, suddenly buildings grow, people incorporate animal powers, smart phones know it all, and vehicles defy gravity. He’s been accidentally transported to a future where he’s unwanted. To keep their past intact, the future’s authorities must return Crik to the moment he left, a moment when he was dodging gunfire. That is, unless he can show he was vital to progress. With his cat-woman guide, Tepper — could she be his distant descendant? — the duo dash around to suss out what makes Geotopia work so well for people and planet. Vigilante Voltak, protector of the status quo, pursues them to return the “Pastian” runaway before his allotted 24 hours are up. If by then Crik can prove he’s their Founder, he’ll be a celebrity in his new time.
Reunited, Book, 1, The Hamilton Series.
Life for Dr. Aiden Hamilton has never been easy. Plagued by regrets and closely held secrets, he struggles to maintain his equilibrium and create a future. When a chance encounter brings his past rushing in, he’s forced to confront his controlling family, take action, and break the silence.
Adopted at birth, Savannah Phillips has always felt a piece was missing from her life. After the devastating and tragic loss of her mother, she longs for answers about the couple who gave her away. When presented with the opportunity she pursues her dream, but the reality is far from what she’d imagined.
Sometimes there is no fixing what has been said and done. What we once wanted may simply be unattainable. A chain of uncontrollable events set these two individuals on a path that will forever change their worlds.
W L Snowden
A blue moon has appeared, threatening an ancient way of life, forcing the custodians of paradise to confront nature’s greatest nemesis, humanity. A fantastical tale, rich in history and myth. Meet Padma, an unlikely champion of hope, and George, a man tormented by the cruel deeds of his past. Carried from ancient days to distant constellations, a captivating and extraordinary journey unfolds in pursuit of a destiny they must claim. Beginning in Ceylon in the 1830’s, ‘Padma and the Elephant Sutra’ follows their epic struggle to fulfil an ancient covenant, agreed in a time beyond recollection, to save a fragile world. The price of success will be great, but the cost of failure, unimaginable.
Mona Soorma a.k.a. Manic Sylph
I am Mona. I started writing seriously about 4 years ago under the pen name of Manic Sylph. I have written poetry, poetic prose and inspirational short writes which can be found on my website manicsylph.com and on social media sites like twitter, instagram, google+, wattpad and more. My personal favourite form of writing is poetry. I have recently self published a book of poetry and a book of motivational thoughts and they are available for purchase on amazon.
Canadian author who loves to write stories about speculative fiction and magic.
Longtime detective Stanford Carter and his wife, forensic scientist Jill Seacrest, have always felt one was the yin to the other’s yang. Carter is formal, logical, detached and incredibly reserved. As team leader, he displays an unflagging commitment to duty, a keen sense of logic and strategy, and the poker face of a true champion. Despite his ardent desire to learn the secrets of the universe and its plan for us all, the introspective student of Zen demonstrates an extraordinary inability to understand himself or anyone else. Seacrest, on the other hand, is a scientific steamroller, often intimidating even the most seasoned veteran agents. Possessing a strong and fiery personality, her determination to find the truth often clashes with a quick and sarcastic wit, a fiery personality, and the tendency to leap before she looks. Together, they’ve made the tough decision to leave their home town of Boston to move to the Big Apple, where they have accepted new positions with the F.B.I. to help solve a string of murders. When Shania Deeprose joins the team, the overly enthusiastic, down-to-earth rookie from Alabama provides a spark that forges the immediate and unbreakable bonds of heart, mind, and courage. In this stand-alone mystery/thriller the team must break the biggest case of their careers while confronting personal and social truths that change them forever. Will they be able to expose a secret so old and far reaching that it has already begun to impact the very fabric of society? Gary Starta is a former journalist who studied English and Journalism at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst.
Hi there, I’m an author looking for more reviews and exposure. I have one book (Codex of Light) already available on Amazon, the first of my series “Exile of Lumin.” The sequel (book 2, “Codex of Darkness”) should be available next week. And I have a third book, “The Dreamchest” which is a stand-alone (so far) that my publisher should release later this spring. I’d be glad to work together with you on these and forthcoming books. The Exile of Lumin series takes place in the fantasy world of Codytha, and features the adventures of Dallet and Torak. Dallet is neophyte of the Luminean Exiles, a literate but oppressed people. Dallet spent his whole life at the study of wisdom and virtue, which does little when he is enslaved by Torak the Drakin. Drakin are a violent race of half-man / half-dragon hybrids, whose culture is more geared towards conquest and domination. Dallet has to not only survive and complete his errand — but also try to keep his conscious intact.
Codex of Darkness
When you and your best friend each have acquired an elicit power from a sacred book, do you retire in shame, or look for the next book?
Dallet and his friend Malvin have different ideas about what to do with their unexpected ability to look across the timescape, but difficult times among their people force even Dallet’s cautious hand. Meanwhile, Torak grapples to understand his role following the political upset that has taken place among the Dragonkin tribes, where his treacherous uncle has seemingly discovered the mystery of dragon flight and dragon fire.
Whether it comes from the Dragon god Boragh, the military might of a sprawling empire, the magic imparted by elemental spirits, or the gifts bestowed by the Divine of the Lumineans, there is power that calls to Dallet, his former Drakin captor Torak, and the friends they will meet along the way.
I’m a former internal audit manager and now a full-time novelist. I love traveling, especially on ships, to explore new ports of call. When I’m not living out of a suitcase, I’m home in Philadelphia with my Danish husband and cats.
Born in New Zealand to a Brit and an Australian, I am an emerging writer with a passion for all things storytelling. I love reading, writing, TV and movies, gaming, and spending time with family and friends. I am an avid fan of British comedy, superheroes, and SuperWhoLock. I have too many favourite books, but I fell in love with reading after Isobelle Carmody’s ‘Obernewtyn’. I am obsessed with all things mythological – my current focus being old-style Irish faeries. I write YA novels in a variety of genres – one day I hope to have published in every genre. I live in Adelaide with my long-suffering husband, delirious dog, mad cat, two guinea pigs, three chickens, and turtle.
For Kate Sweeting, love isn’t in the air. It’s in the water.
Since her father died, Kate Sweeting’s home life has been in the pits, her well-being on life support. Her future looks desolate until she and her mother, Cara, make another plan: abandon their shriveled existence for more promising prospects on the coast, where Cara can play small-town librarian-bachelorette and Kate can figure out what’s up with that secretive Blake family from the beach.
Everyone is eerily captivated with Kate and her mother, and Cara is the first to figure out why when the man of her dreams arrives all dripping and devoted and closed-mouthed about what he intends. Kate is willing to go along with their subterfuge for a while, but eventually makes a charge for the water to learn what her mother is hiding. Gabe Blake is there waiting for her…and so is someone considerably less friendly. By the time Kate navigates her way home, everything will have changed for her—what she feels, what she wants, and what she’ll risk to be with the man she loves.
Her Secret Friend
Kaya James doesn’t think like every other culmin. In her cold, hard world, she is not looking to get married. Her overbearing mother has other plans…and so does an unexpected secret admirer. Men are not romantic, at least that’s what Kaya always thought. But the gifts keep coming and for the first time, she is wrapped up in the idea of romance. With each note received more enthralling than the next, and a little help from the Paragons watching from afar, Kaya’s heart may not be as safe from love as she once believed. (This is first in a series, but the story is standalone)
Gem Stone is a romance writer who lives in England with the man of her dreams and her two children. She spends her spare time reading, writing, blogging, and talking to her pets. She is a firm believer that surprises make life worth living, you can’t pick who you fall in love with, and everyone deserves a happy ending.
In a mere seven years Maura has published four novels, won two national book awards and critical acclaim from the Midwest Book Review. In her spare time, she serenades her cat.
Max E. Stone
The well-meaning and meddlesome Mr. and Mrs. Aden want nothing more than to protect their only daughter, Hannah.
After her childhood kidnapping in Somalia and a final showdown in Italy against the monster responsible, nineteen-year-old Hannah just wants back the life stolen from her.
She isn’t naïve like her mother believes. Frequent flashes of past terrors assure her that the healing process is far from over. At the same time, she’d hardly use her dad’s words and call herself “strong” or “brave.” That description belongs to Melissa Bennett, the woman who almost died saving her.
Melissa doesn’t feel much like the hero she’s being hailed.
While she is glad to have saved a life for once, the one she’d almost taken continues to haunt her dreams and stall her recovery.
Despite her good deed and continuous help from friends and family abroad and Kyle—the father of her little girl—she knows her days of freedom are numbered.
As an independent author, to date I have published four stand-alone novels plus the first four volumes in an evolving saga, where readers are invited to contact me and suggest possible plot lines for their favourite characters. I am currently working on the fifth volume in the series, part of which was suggested by one of my readers! Hoping to hear from more of you soon 🙂
In his newest work, the Amazon bestselling author of A SMUDGE OF GRAY and VEGAS WAS HER NAME offers you a riveting journey of survival. What would you do if the world were on fire? It’s the year 2045 and global warming has turned the world into a fireball. Nothing can survive outside and the last humans are confined to the underground. Recently, scientists have discovered the temperature has been rising at a much faster rate and in one month, the shields that protect the underground oxygen supply will be destroyed. All life will be exterminated! Follow Melissa Mercer, James Wilson, and the President of the New America as they try to save the human race from extinction.
My book, “Mostly Rapscallions,” proves beyond reasonable doubt that learning history can be fun. It is real history, but also biography and humor.
Maxine is the author of the children’s book series Ronaldo the Flying Reindeer. She is currently going through the final edits for book 3.
The Reindeer Flying Acdemy
“A NEW SHERIFF IN TOWN” and the name is “Ronaldo”
Ronaldo is a young flying reindeer cadet who someday dreams of becoming one of Santa’s reindeer, just like his hero, Vixen. With the love and support of his friends and family and the great advice of his grandpa he can face his greatest challenge yet, the Endurance Challenge. Ronaldo doesn’t have a “traditional” reindeer name (like Dasher) so he faces some bullying from his peers. And despite all his slap-stick humor style clumsiness he gets to enjoy his success with pride.