You can’t argue with a heart of stone.
Kezia Dovetree is a demigoddess. After years of abuse from her foster parents, she’s now free, and content to hide away in a safe little life.
Vengeance incarnate comes looking for her, in the form of the furies. With no other options, she runs to the only people who can help her.
She then meets Jasper, one of the three seers. He’s quiet and standoffish. Kezia finds herself drawn to him. He makes her feel safe. Despite her attraction, she doesn’t trust herself around him. But their desires might not matter in the end, because the furies’ chase has already begun.
We Will Gain Our Fury (Seers and Demigods, Book One) by Nicole Thorn and Sarah Michelle Hall captivated me to the point, I literally could not put my tab down. I don’t regret staying up all night reading it either. The personalities of the characters made this novel so much fun. Even in times of crisis, I found myself giggling out loud at some of the things they said. When Fate brings the Seers and the Demigods together with a vision of the Fury’s enacting undue justice on the two Demigods, the race begins to see if they can change the tapestry the Fades had started to weave together. You get everything in this novel; humor, love, deep emotional pain, action, blood and gore, and even hot bedroom scenes! I absolutely recommend reading this witty paranormal novel and I can’t wait to dive into the second installment!
“Put one member of all 34,000 religions on Earth, into a titanic edifice, beyond time & space, and eventually – they’ll kill each other!” Such is the wager the devil makes with God. But what are the stakes? Paradise? Or hell on Earth? And God accepts!
In the Shadow of the House of God by Jeffrey G. Roberts is quite an interesting read. Although fiction, it hits on a lot of religious points that are all too real. You must go into reading this short story with an open mind. There are too many who think their way is right and have no problems judging those that believe something different. This has started more wars than any other influencer. But who gives anyone the right to judge others? Last I checked, it is up to whatever god you believe in to judge and persecute. I was pleasantly surprised by the outcome of this story. Highly recommended! It will certainly make you think about a few things.
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Telluride, Colorado. A winter paradise unlike any other. Nestled into a remote canyon of the Rocky Mountains, the old Western mining town rose from the ashes to become a high society ski retreat catering to the rich and famous. But when a mysterious plague starts turning civilized people into ravaging fiends, the resort’s isolation becomes its curse. Struggling through blizzard and whiteout conditions, a band of scattered survivors, guests and locals alike, are forced to work together to keep their friends and family alive. However, with the decomposing horde of bloodthirsty zombies continuing to grow, those still uninfected by the disease must make a choice: escape or prevent this mountain sickness from reaching the world outside.
Mountain Sickness by Frank Martin is by far the scariest horror novel I’ve read in a long time. I grew up reading King and Koontz. I remember being scared out of my mind yet not able to put the book down. Those were the books that stayed with you, keeping you awake until exhaustion took over and you had to sleep with the lights on for a week straight. Martin absolutely has written something that rivals the best horror books from that era. As an avid reader of horror, paranormal, supernatural, it’s rare finding a book that can scare me to that extreme, yet this one did.
Martin writes about a secluded and beautiful town in the Colorado Rockies where skiing and snowboarding are the main tourist attractions, bringing in the rich and famous. When a huge storm rolls in, it’s not surprising that there are a bunch of people wanting to take advantage of the fresh powder. With only one road leading in and out of town, getting snowed in is not all that shocking.
With every old town comes old rumors, and only the people who’ve had generations of family in the area know what’s fake and what really happened. The mine that helped build the small community, now completely shut down, should have been sealed off. Bureaucrats, for whatever greedy reason, decided to leave it unsealed and run tours to the abandoned mine. Well, I’ll just leave the rest to your imagination, fellow bibliophiles.
Martin’s world building and cast of characters, whom we get to know in detail, help to make this zombie apocalypse an adventure you just cannot put down. Gruesome horror and adrenaline fueled action keep the pages turning, the reader needing to know what happens next and hoping that by finishing the book, they will somehow get some restful sleep. I highly recommend this novel, especially to those of us that grew up with King, Koontz, Freddie, and Jason. For so long, I’ve waited to find something that is actually scary, the horror movies of the here and now downright disappointing. Well done, Martin!
2018 WINNER AMERICAN FICTION AWARDS IN SCIENCE FICTION: POST-APOCALYPTIC
2018 WINNER INTERNATIONAL BOOK AWARDS IN SCIENCE FICTION
THE WORLD HAS CHANGED.
SCIENTISTS WARNED IT WOULD HAPPEN.
Meteors devastated the Earth. World Governments developed plans to help surviving citizens. The United States disbanded and salvageable land was divided into four quadrants—North, South, East, and West—governed by The Remnant Council.
Struggling to survive, seventeen-year-old Ava ends up in juvenile detention, until she is selected for a new life—with a catch. She must be injected with an experimental serum. The results will be life changing. The serum will make her better. To receive the serum, Ava agrees to join a program controlled by ISAN, the International Sensory Assassin Network.
While on a mission, she is abducted by a rebel group led by Rhett and told that not only does she have a history with him, but her entire past is a lie perpetuated by ISAN to ensure her compliance. Unsure of who to trust, Ava must decide if her strangely familiar and handsome captor is her enemy or her savior—and time is running out.
“Captivating from the very beginning … this thrilling dystopian drama has a splash of romance and tons of action.”
~ School Library Journal
“Addictive and impossible to put it down!”
~Addison Moore, NYT Bestselling Author
“… will leave readers breathless with anticipation as they race through each exciting page.”
~Tiffany King, USA Today Bestselling Author
“Dystopian fans, prepare to be blown away!”
~Ednah Walters, USA Today Bestselling Author
ISAN: International Sensory Assassin Network by Mary Ting is a dystopian sci-fi thriller that keeps your heart pumping fast with adrenaline as the pages turn promising mystery, intrigue and suspense. I could not put this gem down and was so into it, I didn’t realize I was nearing the end. The cliffhanger literally had me first just blinking at my tab, then I swear for a few seconds I was willing to sell my soul for the second installment to magically appear.
Ava is a delinquent teenager who ends up in juvenile detention. Given the opportunity to make something of herself, she signs on the dotted line to join ISAN, having been told her blood work came back with the special gene they were looking for. After some time though, she starts to question a lot of things. Truth and lies become indecipherable.
Mary Ting builds a most extraordinary post apocalyptic world, this story taking place two generations after a meteor strike demolishes the earth. The cast of characters are unique, some you will fall in love with, some will leave you guessing as to their true intentions. The suspense of waiting for the next book in series is excruciatingly painful but well worth it. I recommend, my dear bibliophiles, you pick up this book today!
International Bestselling/Award Winning Author Mary Ting/M. Clarke resides in Southern California with her husband and two children. She enjoys oil painting and making jewelry. Writing her first novel, Crossroads Saga, happened by chance. It was a way to grieve the death of her beloved grandmother, and inspired by a dream she once had as a young girl. When she started reading new adult novels, she fell in love with the genre. It was the reason she had to write one-Something Great. She also toured with Magic Johnson Foundation to promote literacy and her children’s chapter book-No Bullies Allowed.
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I started writing Crossroads after my grandmother passed away about 3 years ago. When these characters came to life in my mind, along with the character Gamma, inspired by my grandmother, it was a way for me to heal. I decided to start from a dream I had in high school, chapter one. Chapter two is also based on my dream as well. I didn’t think I would have much to write about, but when I made Claudia to be more like me, it was easy. Her first car, her first job, her first experience at camping and her grandmother having a stroke was all part of me. Too bad Michael wasn’t real…lol!!!
Many people like Davin, which I’m really happy about because his character was inspired by my friend who passed away. He was very likable and was a best friend to all his friends. Patty is my friend from church. She is exactly how I described her, social butterfly who knows everything about her friends and fashion. I named Claudia after a student I once had many years ago. I can still picture her face, just like an angel. When I was much younger, I had a crush on a boy name Michael, but his character is based off my husband, protective, romantic, and silly at times. No… he doesn’t have wings…lol!!!
Though I was busy with work, being a wife, a mother, and PTA president, I would always find time to write, even if that meant typing while I was cooking or brushing my teeth. Crossroads was written for a fast, fun reading with likable characters. Many have emailed me to let me know how Crossroads has helped them escaped from their everyday stress. Also, how they’ve connected to this book because of chapter one, having a loved one passed away. I took on a journey not knowing how rewarding it would be for me. I’ve meet so many wonderful people from all over the world through facebook, goodreads and blog sites. I’ve made everlasting friendship where friendship knows no boundaries. And I have to thank my grandmother who continues to watch over me from Heaven.
I want to share this wonderful news with you. ISAN-International Sensory Assassin Network is officially in development. My publisher Vesuvian Media Group, Inc has signed a deal with Boilermaker Entertainment and Arclight Films. You can read all about it here on this link: https://bit.ly/2vdmLGw
This could not be possible without my amazing agent and my publisher.
To celebrate the movie development of ISAN, the ebook is now on sale for $0.99 for a limited time. Grab your copy before the price goes back up.
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Award-winning author Mary Ting’s acclaimed 2018 sci-fi publication is now on deck for feature film development. ISAN: International Sensory Assassin Network, published back in May by Vesuvian Books, now sits as one of several titles in a deal brokered between independent production company, Boilermaker Entertainment and multilateral film banner, Arclight Films.
ISAN: International Sensory Assassin Network takes place on a meteor-ravaged dystopian planet Earth where the U.S. government has disbanded, splintering the remaining land into four sections. When Ava, delinquent teenager is arrested and given an ultimatum to join a clandestined unit of advanced assassins, she finds herself abducted by rebels during a mission and confronted with questions about her abductor, and her own mysterious past.
“We’re delighted to be partnering with Gary and Arclight Films who have a proven track-record of making captivating movies. The story and content of ISAN is compelling with its dystopian setting where truth struggles to be heard and women kick ass. We’re looking forward to bringing this timely and inspiring project, among others, to the big screen,” commented Milito and Conserva.
“This is just the start of a relationship where I see no boundaries to our collaboration and business plans,” said Hamilton. “Louis and Phil have a solid reputation in the industry making this partnership the natural next step between our companies. I look forward to a fruitful collaboration with Boilermaker and together producing exceptional films with mass appeal and worldwide box office potential.”
Year 2020: Caesar Meldano, Area 51 scientist and operative, survives the meteor strike that will change the world, creating a new threat to humanity.
Year 2027: The Government of Defense becomes the new world order while Caesar lives a life of seclusion, everything he has ever known gone in the wake of the creatures brought to life by the Syc Parasite brought to Earth by the meteorites. All while the world as we know it crumbles to fall to G.O.D. The monsters trying to rip them apart aren’t the true threat to the human race, but only the beginning of the horror.
When you pick up a zombie book to read, you already have a predisposed idea of how some of the story will turn out. Up until now, I figured there wasn’t much of a difference besides the plot the author chooses, the area in which it takes place, and so on. How could there be? You know, a zombie is a zombie, usually resulting in the end of the world as we know it. They eat flesh, pass on the virus so that that evenings meal comes back as some form of reanimated monster, and typically they only have the bassist of instincts to survive.
The Head Hunter: Zombified, Book One by Kindra Sowder and Santiago Cirilo blew me away with the creativity shown in their world building but also in the cast of characters chosen. This post apocalyptic storyline is unique and clearly well thought out. It’s extraordinary how well they planned it; mixing in some sci-fi and paranormal, adding their own perspective to make somewhat familiar creatures new again, showing that readers don’t need a new series of events to get interested, just a new way of looking at them. The names of the new species are completely different from what our society has become familiar with, the author’s adding their own spin, altering the aesthetic of the story to suit the intended time and culture in which this novel takes place.
I am super excited for book two to come out, waiting impatiently since this first installment ended on a gnarly cliffhanger. I’m giving this five stars and wholeheartedly recommend reading this for yourselves, fellow bibliophiles.
Kindra Sowder was born and raised in Rancho Palos Verdes, CA until the age of 12, when her family moved to Spartanburg, SC. She graduated from high school in 2006 with full honors and as a member of her high school Literary Club and the Spanish Honor Society. In January 2014, she graduated with her second degree in Criminal NeuroPsychology. She married her husband Edd Sowder in May 2014 and still lives in Spartanburg, SC where their company Burning Willow Press is based. She is the author of the Miss Hyde Novellas that are coming to television, and the ground-breaking series The Permutation Archives. She has earned a number of award nominations and wins for her literary works. She is currently penning more works and is earning her Masters Degree in English and Creative Writing with a concentration in Fiction from South New Hampshire University.
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Santiago Cirilo was born April of 1973 in Puerto Rico, He is No#6 of seven children to Hector and Maria Cirilo both originally from Puerto Rico. Santiago lived in both Ohio and Puerto Rico at a young age. Growing up in Lorain, Ohio was a big challenge for Santiago. Being bilingual and adapting to America culture was just the easy task, growing up with 5 brothers, 1 sister, in a 2 bedroom duplex was the hard task. During his teenage years to adult hood Santiago always had the passion for the entertainment business, but never had that push to precede it. Santiago was involved in numerous high school Dramatic Arts Programs hosted and coordinated events. You just couldn’t get him off stage or away from any type of camera. After college Santiago enlisted in the United States Army Infantry. For 6 years Santiago was a member of the 101st Airborne Infantry at Ft. Campbell Ky.Santiago’s dedication to America has earned him numerous achievement awards and metals to add helping in one mission as a Translator and Infantryman for USA Special Ops, Marine Recon, and Navy Seals. Once Santiago’s military term was up, he was hired at Gibson Guitars in Nashville, Tennessee. In less than 1 year Santiago moved up in ranks from a level 1 sander to being personally responsible and only builder for Chet Akins guitars and guitars for “A” List artists to include Kid Rock, Lenny Kravitz, Keith Urban and Toby Keith. During his time at Gibson, Santiago followed his heart and faith, and started going back to school for a Paralegal & Performing Arts Degree. Working 8 plus hours and going to school at night and weekends, gave Santiago the dedication and Drive to be successful in both professions.
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