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New Release: Shield of Health

It is my pleasure to announce the release of Shield of Health by Bill Talcott! I was lucky enough to get to edit this book, and I’m so happy these characters came back!

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Shield of Health is a story of Greed and Consequences.

Mercenaries Vince Jacobs and Don Grisio are friends whose lives are altered by a terrible accident. Don embraces his guilt and puts himself on a path of self-exile. Vince tries to make amends for their mistake by using a corrupted government agency known as the Shield of Health.

Wait, what’s that noise? I’ll be right back…

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Blog Tour: Sky’s End

Skys-End-VBTCheck out my review of this new sci-fi book here.

Blurb:

A secret she must never share. A secret that two warring species are determined to control. A universe’s future at stake. Twenty-year-old Cassiel Winters joins Earth’s new space academy in hopes of finding her brother, one
of Command’s top pilots and her only family, who’s been reported MIA. But she quickly realizes she may not be cut out for life in space, where female cadets are outnumbered, competition’s fierce, and she’s already failed her hand-to-hand combat test once. Even the station’s most respected officer, Lt. Damian King, probably can’t help Cassiel pass the second time around–so why is he so interested in her progress? If only one of her freaky déjà vu visions
would offer an answer instead of mysterious messages like hide. When Cassiel’s manipulate d into a perilous mission, she encounters a warrior species bred to protect the universe from an even greater threat. And she learns that her secret visions are at the heart of it all. Now Cassiel must fight to control her own destiny and race to save her brother–even if it means pretending to be the pawn of Prime Or’ic, the cold-as-steel Thell’eon leader. Even if it means risking
her life, facing hard truths, and making the ultimate sacrifice.

CBLS Blog Tour: For Whom My Heart Beats Eternal

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fwmhbe-coverFor Whom My Heart Beats Eternal

by Val Muller

Sci-Fi/Futuristic Time-Travel Romance

Publisher: Val Muller

Release Date: August 16, 2012

Heat Level: Steamy

Length: 118 pages

Available at:

Amazon – http://www.amazon.com/For-Whom-Heart-Beats-Eternal/dp/1479128775/

OmniLit: https://www.omnilit.com/product-forwhommyheartbeatseternal-1225960-153.html

Description:

In this time-travel novella incorporating sweet romance and science fiction, Anna, a young graduate student, has found her intellectual soul mate. She and Dr. Thomas Wellesley, forty years her senior, have been working on sensitive research on applied time travel. She respects the man: he is married to his work and just as passionate about science as she is. He is her favorite part of the day and she’ll stop at nothing to help their research.

When a rival professor follows the pair into the lab and threatens their research and their safety, Dr. Wellesley does everything in his power to protect Anna from harm. But in his effort to protect her, he inadvertently sends her back in time. Forty years back in time, to be exact—to a time when a young student named Tommy Wellesley is just embarking on his first degree in physics. And it’ll be up to young Tommy to see her safely back to her own time. If he can bear to lose her.

This edition also includes two short time travel stories. “Suicide Watch” explores the more dangerous ramifications of time travel. After an unfortunate fight with the love of his life, Matthew Mitchell discovers a time machine. Tempted to win back his girlfriend, Matt takes the machine for a spin, only to find out that time travel is much more complicated than he expected, and the results are catastrophic. “Toward Every Future’s Past” is flavored with sci-fi and fantasy and examines the cyclical nature of time and man’s difficulty in comprehending it.

Warning: This title is intended for readers over the age of 18 as it contains adult sexual situations and/or adult language, and may be considered offensive to some readers.

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Blog Tour: Writers Workshop of Science Fiction and Fantasy

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Writers WorkshopTitle: Writers Workshop of Science Fiction and Fantasy

Editor: Michael Knost

Page Count: 210 pages

Genre: Speculative Fiction

Published: April 18th, 2013

Publisher: Seventh Star Press

Synopsis:

Writers Workshop of Science Fiction and Fantasy is a collection of essays and interviews by and with many of the movers-and-shakers in the industry. Each contributor covers the specific element of craft he or she excels in. Expect to find varying perspectives and viewpoints, which is why you many find differing opinions on any particular subject.

This is, after all, a collection of advice from professional storytellers. And no two writers have made it to the stage via the same journey-each has made his or her own path to success. And that’s one of the strengths of this book. The reader is afforded the luxury of discovering various approaches and then is allowed to choose what works best for him or her.

Featuring essays and interviews with:
Neil Gaiman
Orson Scott Card
Ursula K. Le Guin
Alan Dean Foster
James Gunn
Tim Powers
Harry Turtledove
Larry Niven
Joe Haldeman
Kevin J. Anderson
Elizabeth Bear
Jay Lake
Nancy Kress
George Zebrowski
Pamela Sargent
Mike Resnick
Ellen Datlow
James Patrick Kelly
Jo Fletcher
Stanley Schmidt
Gordon Van Gelder
Lou Anders
Peter Crowther
Ann VanderMeer
John Joseph Adams
Nick Mamatas
Lucy A. Snyder
Alethea Kontis
Nisi Shawl
Jude-Marie Green
Nayad A. Monroe
G. Cameron Fuller
Jackie Gamber
Amanda DeBord
Max Miller
Jason Sizemore

This edition also includes several full page illustrations from award-winning artists Matthew Perry and Bonnie Wasson.

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Michael Knost~ About the Editor ~

Michael Knost is an award-winning author, editor, and columnist in the Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror and Supernatural Thriller genres.

He has written several books and dozens of short stories, edited a number of anthologies, including the Legends of the Mountain State series, and he currently writes a column for Shroud Magazine.

He recently won the Bram Stoker Award in the United Kingdom for his book Writers Workshop of Horror, a collection of articles and interviews on the craft of writing.

He is currently working on a Mothman novel due to hit bookshelves later this year.

Michael has worked in the radio, television, and newspaper industries, and currently lives in Chapmanville, West Virginia with his beautiful wife and daughter.

Seventh Star Press~ About the Publisher ~

Seventh Star Press is a small press publisher located in Lexington, KY.  SSP specializes in speculative fiction (fantasy, science fiction, and horror).  The company was established in October of 2008.

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FMB Blog Tour: Dreams of the Queen

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Title: Dreams of the Queen

Series: The Brajj #1

Author: Jacqueline Patricks

Genre: science fiction/romance

Publisher: self-published

Format: Ebook, Paperback

Length: 338 pages

Buy Links: Amazon | Smashwords | Kobo | B&N |

Book Description:

The alien culture of the brajj, to which Cass and her team are transported, is deftly revealed over time, not over-explained or tediously described. The interactions between humans and aliens are well handled. Plot twists at the end are genuinely startling, and leave the reader anticipating the sequel. IndieReader

Aliens, zombies, romance and a wormhole all wrapped up in a mystery!

*Rated Mature 17+ for violence, language, sexual scenes, gore* Science Fiction/Romance/Adventure

(Serious sci-fi with a romance-this is not a fluffy bunny)

Haunted by dreams of an alien world and obsessed with unlocking the mystery, Dr. Cass Baros does the improbable. She creates a wormhole. While her team preps to traverse it, she becomes more suspicious of her fiancé and co-project leader, Dr. Julian Saunders. Is he really so jealous and secretive?

Her boss, Dr. Janson, also has an agenda, which includes adding an U.S. Army contingent to her scientific team. Captain Lewis seems intelligent, but an army grunt is still a grunt, right? As if this isn’t enough to make a normal woman paranoid—and Cass is anything but normal—her dreams have altered to include an alien man who thinks she’s their predestined queen and savior.

Once through the wormhole, they make first contact with the brajj, and Cass meets Jeamon, the man from her dreams. According to him, she must be taken to the brajj’s leader, Master. Cass is conflicted. She is drawn to

Jeamon, but still engaged to Julian and rightfully uncertain, though she feels changes occurring within her.

Unable to return home and facing numerous dangers—external and internal—the team deals with this fascinating new world, including an altering Cass. How far is the team willing to go to discover answers? What is Cass willing to do if she is to be a savior? What will Jeamon choose when faced with split loyalties?

Forced to choose between their old lives and their new ones, Cass and Jeamon are plunged into an adventure beyond their control. One in which the rest of the team must struggle to survive along with them as they unravel the millennia old secrets of the brajj’s world.

Passion and love, genius and madness, jealousy and danger enough to cause the death of worlds await them through the wormhole…

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New Release: Everville

Today I have a new release that looks really interesting. It was just released on the 11th, the first in a series. I think the cover looks like a mix of Star Wars and a wizard. What do you think?
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Blurb:

The book is essentially a hero’s struggle between good and evil set in an urban and epic fantasy setting. The lead character, Owen Sage, has just discovered a fantasy world that has a very real connection to his own.  He mysteriously crossed into another dimension, into the beautiful land of Everville then discovered that there was a darkness seeping into his world and the new land which he discovered, Everville. He has to find a way to save both worlds while joining forces with the race of Fron and The Keepers as well as his college friends at Easton Falls University.

Excerpt:

We hurriedly walked towards the desk. The Keeper reached up and grabbed a rectangular shaped object from one of the crates. He pointed at some characters that appeared on the screen of the object and said, “See. It’s all wrong!” I tried to make out what was on the screen, but the characters were unrecognizable. It was like some sort of ancient language I had never seen before. I asked, “What’s wrong?”“

Everything is wrong. I don’t know if we can fix it.”

“Fix what?”

Buy Link:

http://www.amazon.com/Everville-The-First-Pillar-ebook/dp/B00BCOQSSQ/ref=ntt_at_ep_dpt_1

Bio:

I have many hobbies and interests. Traveling and scifi fantasy related things are some of my favorite things to do. I hold five degrees in four separate fields including liberal arts, history, secondary science education, and geoscience. I have backgrounds in art, history, education, business, real-estate, economics, geoscience, and satellite meteorology. I grew up on the East Coast but has spent more than half my life in Honolulu.

CBLS Blog Tour: Colonization

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Welcome to my stop on the CBLS Blog Tour for Colonization! This looks to be a good book for sci-fi lovers! Also, check out the guest post and giveaway below!

colonization-coverColonization (Paradise Reclaimed #1)

by Aubrie Dionne

YA Sci-Fi/Fantasy Romance (Action/Adventure)

Published by InkSpell Publishing

Released on November 7, 2012

Heat Level: Sweet

Word Count: 60,000

Blurb

Andromeda has spent all seventeen years of her life aboard a deep space transport vessel destined for a paradise planet. Her safe cocoon is about to break open as Paradise 21 looms only one month away, and she must take the aptitude tests to determine her role on the new world and her computer assigned lifemate. As a great-granddaughter of the Commander of the ship, she wants to live up to her family name. But, her forbidden love for her childhood friend, Sirius, distracts her and she fails the tests. The results place her in a menial role in the new colony and pair her with Corvus, “the oaf”.

But when Andromeda steps foot on Paradise 21, her predestined future is the least of her worries. Alien ghosts from a failed colonization warn her of a deadly threat to her colony. And when Sirius’s ship crashes on the far ridge in an attempt to investigate, she journeys to rescue him with Corvus.

Andromeda now must convince the authorities of the imminent danger to keep her protect her new home. What she didn’t expect was a battle of her own feelings for Sirius and Corvus.

Can she save the colony and discover her true love? Continue reading CBLS Blog Tour: Colonization