Saturday, April 30, 2016
They’ve made it this far. If only that increased humanity’s chances on this new planet…
Against all odds, the Ark and her thirty-thousand survivors have reached Tau Ceti G to begin the long, arduous task of rebuilding human civilization. Meanwhile, on the other side of the world, Tau Ceti G’s natives, the G’tel, are coming to grips with the sudden appearance of what many believe are their long-lost Gods.
But first contact between humans and g’tel goes catastrophically wrong, visiting death on both sides. Rumors swirl that the massacre was no accident. The Ark’s greatest hero, Bryan Benson, takes on the mystery.
Partnered with native ‘truth-digger’ Kexx, against both of their better judgment, Benson is thrust into the heart of an alien culture with no idea how to tell who wants to worship him from who wants him dead.
Together, Benson and Kexx will have to find enough common ground and trust to uncover a plot that threatens to plunge both of their peoples into an apocalyptic war that neither side can afford to fight.
Praise for Trident's Forge:
“I could not put Trident’s Forge down, and read it in one marathon sitting. That is as much due to the writing style and characters as the non-stop, nail-biting story thread. If you’re an outer space sci-fi geek like I am, you’re going to love this series!”
– Popcorn Reads
About the author:
Patrick S. Tomlinson is the son of an ex-hippie psychologist and an ex-cowboy electrician. He lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin with a menagerie of houseplants in varying levels of health, a Ford Mustang, and a Triumph motorcycle bought specifically to embarrass and infuriate Harley riders.
When not writing sci-fi and fantasy novels and short stories, Patrick is busy developing his other passion for performing stand-up comedy.
You can find Patrick online at his website and on Twitter.
Friday, April 29, 2016
The Silent Army
The City of Wonders has been saved by nearly miraculous forces and the Silent Army is risen, ready to defend the Fellein Empire and Empress Nachia at any cost.
The power that was hidden in the Mounds is on the move, seeking a final confrontation with the very entities that kept it locked away since the Cataclysm. Andover Lashk has finally come to accept his destiny and prepares to journey back to Fellein. The Sa’ba Taalor continue their domination over each country and people they encounter, but the final conflict is coming: The Great Wave of the Sa’ba Taalor stands to destroy an empire and the Silent Army prepares to stop them in their tracks.
Caught in the middle is the Fellein Empire and the people who have gathered together on the final battlefield. The faithful and the godless, the soldiers and killers alike all stand or fall as old gods and new bring their war to a world-changing end.
Some struggles are eternal. Some conflicts never cease. The Gods of War are here and they are determined to win.
Praise for The Silent Army:
“James A. Moore keeps getting better. The cast of characters expands. Moore juggles them with ease, giving each one some background so that they don’t all run together. And the battle scenes, whether it’s individual combat or armies clashing, are riveting. Plus the intrigue keeps on getting more complex. This is one is highly recommended.”
– Adventures Fantastic
About the author:
James A Moore is the author of over twenty novels, including the critically acclaimed Fireworks, Under The Overtree, Blood Red, Deeper, the Serenity Falls trilogy (featuring his recurring anti-hero, Jonathan Crowley) and his most recent novels Alien, Sea of Sorrows as well as Seven Forges series: Seven Forges, The Blasted Lands, City of Wonders and the forthcoming sequel The Silent Army.
He has twice been nominated for the Bram Stoker Award and spent three years as an officer in the Horror Writers Association, first as Secretary and later as Vice President.
James cut his teeth in the industry writing for Marvel Comics and authoring over twenty role-playing supplements for White Wolf Games, including Berlin by Night, Land of 1,000,000 Dreams and The Get of Fenris tribe. He also penned the White Wolf novels Vampire: House of Secrets and Werewolf: Hellstorm.
Moore’s first short story collection, Slices, sold out before ever seeing print.
He lives in Massachusetts, US. Meet him on his blog and on Twitter.
Thursday, April 28, 2016
So…about fairies. They are not the Tinkerbell-ish, benevolent little winged creatures I grew up with. But, being SFF and Urban Fantasy readers…we all knew that, right? Debut author Ruth Vincent definitely knows that: the fairies in her first Changeling P.I. novel (on-sale 5/3), ELIXIR, are compelling, three-dimensional characters that are slightly beyond the human realm. And of course, the fairy queen is as deliciously evil, terrifying, and treacherous as you could hope for.
ELIXIR is a gritty, NYC-set Urban Fantasy: on the surface, Mabily “Mab” Jones seems like your average millennial: over-educated, under-employed, and just barely getting by as an unpaid intern for a private investigator. But she’s also a once-powerful fairy, tricked by the Fairy Queen into an existence forever trapped in her human form. Her two worlds collide when she’s investigating a missing person case a modern speakeasy, and she’s forced to confront her past life as a changeling. Meanwhile, Obadiah Savage (yes, that is in fact the coolest name you’ve ever heard), is happily bootlegging fairy Elixir for humans looking to score a magical fix. After spending decades trapped in the fey world, he’s settled into his new lot in life—but when he and Mab are jointly accused of a crime they didn’t commit, they must journey back into the fairy realm to prove their innocence. The risks are extreme, and of course, as with all good fairy realms, the spectre of an evil fey queen lurks everywhere. When Mab finally confronts the Queen, she realized that her betrayal is even greater than she’d thought, and must decide whether the fate of the fey world is worth destroying the lives of the humans she’s come to love, setting her present life against her past origins.
Tuesday, April 26, 2016
The end is only the beginning...
Book #3 in the NEXT series is now live in all markets!
NEXT #3: RADIOPHOBIA
When mutants develop technology that threatens the dwindling human race, the last survivors fight to regain control of their world.
Rachel Wheeler and her friends are dropped into the enemy stronghold of Wilkesboro as part of a desperate military operation. Their mission is to disrupt a new energy source that will give the mutants unlimited power. Even as the remnants of the central government plan nuclear strikes on all major mutant colonies, a mysterious new fallout threatens them all.
Will the nuclear holocaust deliver a final victory to the human race, or will the survivors face their own extinction in a world overrun with monsters and strange new races?
Look for Next #4: Directive 17
Also live, the final book in the Zapheads post-apocalyptic series!
The thrilling conclusion to the ZAPHEADS post-apocalyptic series.
Five months after a doomsday solar event, Mackie Dailey has settled in with a group of survivors at a remote college campus.
Mackie is haunted by his former life as a hired gun for ruthless drug lord Lucas Krider, but even the apocalypse offers no escape from the past. Krider has established his own camp and preys on Mackie’s addiction and rage. But their personal battle is buried in a larger war with the mutant Zapheads who threaten the extinction of the human race. Then a mysterious infant turns their world upside down.
Can Mackie save his friends and help them build a better future, or will he destroy them all in his quest for revenge?
Monday, April 25, 2016
Five bedraggled refugees and a sinister wizard awaken a dragon and defy the gods.
After their homeland is struck with a deadly plague, five refugees cross the continent searching for answers. Instead they find Psander, a wizard whose fortress is invisible to the gods, and who is willing to sacrifice anything – and anyone – to keep the knowledge of the wizards safe.
With Psander as their patron, the refugees cross the mountains, brave the territory of their sworn enemies, confront a hostile ocean and even traverse the world of the fairies in search of magic powerful enough to save themselves – and Psander’s library – from the wrath of the gods.
All they need to do is to rescue an imprisoned dragon and unleash a primordial monster upon the world.
How hard could it be?
Praise for Silent Hall:
“Silent Hall is very nearly a perfect novel. I wish my first book had been anywhere near as inventive and challenging to the norm.”
- James A Moore, author of the Seven Forges series
About the author:
NS Dolkart, otherwise known as Noah, was home-schooled until high school by his Israeli father and American mother, and is a graduate of the notorious Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts. He studied creative writing and Jewish studies there.
By day, he leads activities in a non-profit nursing home, where he also trains fellow staff in caring for dementia patients. He writes his tales of magic and Godhood late at night, and doesn’t sleep much.
Silent Hall is his first novel.
Sunday, April 24, 2016
Like a Boss
In this breathless and hilarious followup to Philip K Dick Award-nominated Windswept, former labor organiser Padma’s worst nightmare comes true: she gets yanked out of early retirement.
After buying her favourite rum distillery and settling down, she thought she’d heard the last of her arch nemesis, Evanrute Saarien. But Saarien, fresh out of prison for his misdeeds in Windswept, has just fabricated a new religion, positioning himself as its holy leader. He’s telling his congregation to go on strike, to fight the system. And unfortunately, they’re listening to him.
Now Padma’s summoned by the Union president to help stop this strike from happening. The problem is, she’s out of practice. And, the more she digs, the more she realises this whole strike business is more complicated than the Union president let on…
Praise for Like a Boss:
“Like a Boss is one of those rare, perfect novels that somehow packs huge ideas into a story that is simultaneously wildly speculative and completely digestible. Like a Boss lives up to its name. A masterwork of big ideas, perfectly executed.”
- Ted Kosmatka, author of The Flicker Men
About the author:
Adam Rakunas has worked a variety of weird jobs. He’s been a virtual world developer, a parking lot attendant, a triathlon race director, a fast food cashier, and an online marketing consultant.
Now a stay-at-home dad, Adam splits his non-parenting time between writing, playing the cello, and political rabble-rousing. His stories have appeared in Futurismic and the Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction. Windswept is his first novel.
Friday, April 22, 2016
The third novel in the stunning Majat Code series...
Defeated by the Majat forces, Nimos and the other Kaddim Brothers retreat to their secret fortress in the southern mountains. Nimos knows that the Majat’s victory is only temporary: during the flight, he managed to place a mark on Kara, one of the top-ranked Diamond Majat. His mind magic would now allow him to use this mark to confer her fighting skill to the Kaddim warriors and turn her loyalties to their side.
The new Majat Guildmaster, Mai, is planning a march against the Kaddim. His key ally, Prince Kyth Dorn, is instrumental in these plans: Kyth’s magic gift can protect the Majat against the Kaddim mind control powers. But Mai and Kyth are having trouble getting over their rivalry for Kara’s affections – even after they realize that this rivalry is the least of their worries, at least for the moment. Something about Kara is not right…
Praise for Assassin Queen:
“Assassin Queen, the third book of Anna Kashina’s Majat trilogy continues to thrill and titillate with its heady blend of fantasy romance and battle arts. It isn’t about love – but it is! But it isn’t! But sometimes swordplay is foreplay, a kiss can be a debilitating blow, and the battle of the sexes spills onto the battlefield. The trilogy’s heroes Kara and Mai, the elite assassins madly in love, are simply irresistible!"
- J. M. Sidorova, author of The Age of Ice
About the author:
Anna Kashina grew up in Russia and moved to the United States in 1994 after receiving her Ph.D. in cell biology from the Russian Academy of Sciences.
She works as a biomedical researcher and combines career in science with her passion for writing.
Anna’s interests in ballroom dancing, world mythologies and folklore feed her high-level interest in martial arts of the Majat warriors. She lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.