In addition to this announcement, Mysti also hooked me up with an excerpt! Here she is to introduce us to her newest work!
Today I have with me John Zunski, author of Cemetery Street, and he’s got a missing person alert for us. Maybe you can help him out?
Missing Person Alert!
Can you help? I’m looking for someone and I’m offering a reward! It’s a person whose name I don’t know – I don’t even have their physical description; if their likeness was on a milk carton, I wouldn’t know ‘em. I know it’s not much to go on, but, you may know this person, or someone similar. They have to be out there – somewhere. I’m looking for someone who hasn’t loved and lost. If you find such a person, would you do me a favor? Would you ask them if they could relate to my novel Cemetery Street.
If you have loved and lost, Cemetery Street is dedicated to you for persevering through bittersweet memories and endless speculation of what could have been. If you’re up for an adventure, you could laugh, cry, and blush with protagonist James Morrison as he learns that the bonds established early in our lives echo into our futures, shaping who we are and how we relate to the world. If I may be so bold: Continue reading
There it is Kiddies, the Kristufek House! Yeah, yeah, I know what the doctor said but surely, it’ll be fine if we just stop by and take a peek. You know, for old time’s sake. Oh my, Kiddies, it just like we left it, except for the house coat and slippers that is. The police are still holding those for evidence. And look, the window is still unlocked. Restraining order? I’m sure Ms. Kristufek didn’t mean it when she filed that against us. Come now, Kiddies, this was just meant to be.
Just let me get comfortable now and… Oh my, I see someone has been doing a little writing. Hmmm, The Finder. He he he, let’s hope no one finds us here or your Dear Old Uncle Bill will be fitted for one of those special jackets again.
Okay now, let’s get down to business. I have a little treat for all you Kiddies tonight, a little tale of death and despair. What other kind is there? It’s a little something from your Dear Old Uncle Bill’s Remnants of the Past series. Now sit back, Kiddies, while I read.
Today’s new release is from the Sidhe series by S.A . Archer and S. Ravynheart called “Eyes of Magic.”
He’s defective. Damaged. Malcolm knows he is. How could he not be, after a year of torture in the belly of a goblins’ nest? The only magic he can do is the Touch, a perverted magic he despises and learned at the end of a whip. Everyone else in the Glamour Club has loads of magic, but not him. He doesn’t fit it. But if he can’t find his magic, and his place among the Sidhe, then where could he go? And what if those that enslaved him before came after him again?
I look at the stars every night and think about home…
The leader of the Undead – a group of mercenaries – agrees to take Darkblood with them, against his better judgement when they are tasked with taking a dying scientist to the planet Valdorion in search of a cure. Once they’ve arrived, Darkblood is given the task of protecting the scientist, which also gives him a small amount of protection. Soon, the mission falls apart, and Darkblood slowly learns what the real mission was – and how he can stop it.
Set in a beautiful world similar to ours, the language making it easy to envision the surroundings and the people. The interactions of the different characters clearly defines each of them – and they are all clearly different. Mostly through dialogue, the characters come to life, encouraging the reader to feel right along with them. The tough decisions made and the depth of emotion shown add to the complexity of Darkblood et al, making them very “real” and relatable.
Undertones of friendship, loyalty, love and loss, as well as conspiracy and treachery, abound as the cast of characters grow before the reader’s eyes. Masterfully interwoven between the characters, The Mission is a quick read with a vivid world that can easily entertain more stories, as well as the reader.
Today’s new release is a tad different from my others. It’s a screenplay called A Good Man by Vanessa Morgan and is currently in pre-production with Radowski Films.
Loved Dexter and American Psycho? Then you’ll love A Good Man. Louis Caron is a good man – vegetarian, he feeds the homeless, takes care of animals and is concerned with the ecological future of the planet. But his altruism has a sinister edge – he’s a vampire – and local detective Taglioni is becoming increasingly suspicious. Louis’ attempt to escape the police will take him on a journey into his own private hell where he is not only forced to confront his worst fears, but also to destroy the lives of those he cares about. Continue reading
I’m proud to announce the release of Conditioned Response (Phoenician #2) by Marjorie F. Baldwin (aka Friday)!
I had the pleasure of working with Friday on this book as an editor/proofreader. I have fallen in love with Raif and can’t wait to read all about him in Book 1! But until then, come meet him and Shayla, and see who’s plan it really is!
The Seven Chiefs have a Plan for all life on Altair. The Seven Chiefs have a Plan for all death on Altair. The Seven Chiefs have a Plan for almost everything on Altair–but they never planned on Raif.
Shayla didn’t ask to be a Councillor. A Phoenician shouldn’t have to live among the humans, let alone take part in their world. She only came here when the Seven Chiefs ordered her to go with Raif, a Proctor from the world Outside. They said they had a Plan. The Seven Chiefs always had a Plan, but Shayla had made plans of her own now, after 13 years of life under the World Council.
Raif had never intended for things to go this far. A few months, maybe a year, and he could send the little Phoenician girl home again, back where she belonged. Where she’d be safe. Even a Proctor couldn’t protect her from the World Council. He couldn’t protect himself. The Seven Chiefs had gotten him started on a quest for answers about his own genetic history and the further he dug into it, the more questions he had. After producing a Designated Heir, Raif finds himself in competition with his own progenitor for control of his future and Shayla seems to be the only one who can save him now.
But nothing is as it seems and no plan survives first contact with the enemy. Who will live and who will die–and whose Plan is this anyway?
Conditioned Response is available at Smashwords: http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/150558
NEW TO GREAT MINDS THINK ALOUD INDEPENDENT PUBLISHING
THE NECRO DEVICE BY M.T. DISMUKE
“A page-turner of darkest depths, betrayal, fear, and layers of hidden agendas all play parts in this intense, pulse-pounding thriller.”
The story of The Necro Device begins several decades in the past with the Mandiev brothers. They were extreme circus performers and traveled the world with an amazing, yet daring, show. Their stepfather – Vince Stevens trained them in the arts and taught them everything they knew, but it was for another reason, one that will later haunt and control the community for years to come. Vince built a device that required elemental energy, human energy, to power it. It required four types total, and like a combination, depending on the four elements used, it produced a specific result.
In the case of the Mandiev brothers, each of them was trained in a specific element: Marcus was trained in the arts of physical endurance and regeneration – Body. Phillip was trained to master telepathic and mental abilities – Mind. Christopher was trained to withstand extremely cold temperatures – Ice. Ryan was the master of hell itself – Fire. The combination of elemental energy determined the machines output. If every requirement was met and it was designed correctly, it could then be powered up and operated one time before it would ultimately destroy itself.
The device was never meant to be built.
After constructing the machine, Vince later meets an untimely death, and somebody begins charging it. The Mandiev brothers are killed, and the machine is primed. 30 years later, Mary and John Hilt are hired to restore the Mandiev estate and begin to unravel decades of betrayal and a diabolical plot. Something has gone wrong with the machine, and it has been operating for years. What is it? What does it do? Who’s operating it? These questions and more will be answered as Mary discovers her fate and the secret behind The Necro Device. It has a purpose… Continue reading