Left for dead by The Vampire High Council, Ethereal Oscurita is finding it very difficult to adjust to life as one of only two known lycanthrope hybrids to have ever existed.
Torn between her love for two vampires and the man killed by the very hybrid who had created her, she is no longer content to spend her days hiding in the basement of the master vampire’s country estate. She needs time – time away from a disintegrating love triangle, time to heal, but more importantly, time to figure out who she really is.
Ethereal sets out to fulfill a promise to Nikkolas Redpaw, the werebear who sacrificed himself for the sake of her family while fighting the Shield of Humanity.
She travels to the northern most regions of Alaska in a search to find any surviving member of his once great clan. What she discovers there could be the beginning of something truly wonderful – or the end to a tale five years in the making.
Allies will be made, friendships tested, and old wounds reopened. Will Alaska hold the key to Ethereal’s happily ever after, or a bitter ending to a life only half-lived?
In a distinctive mashup of Anne Rice’s Vampire Chronicles and Laurell K. Hamilton’s Anita BlakeSeries, Nicola C. Matthews’s Before the Sun Rises Series is a fast-paced, action-packed paranormal/science fantasy which poses the age-old question – who will triumph in the war of good vs evil?
Take a stab at a paranormal thriller with a psychic detective.
Michael Allan Scott writes stories that will leave you guessing.
Supernatural Murder Mystery – Realtor Carla Simon has her first showing in nearly eighteen months. Recovering from a nervous breakdown, she arrives at the bank-owned foreclosure well ahead of her prospect. When her buyer pins her against the wall, it turns out to be the last house she’ll ever show.
Looking for a new breed of supernatural thrillers? Paranormal mysteries of murder and suspense? Perhaps a psychic detective series which can be read and enjoyed in any order? Or maybe one of those scary books you can’t put down? Regardless, the dark, disturbing novels by Indie Author, Michael Allan Scott, won’t disappoint.
I want to introduce you to indie author and publisher Jim Nesbitt. He writes crime drama and has two books out. Both are exceptional reads, underpriced and are on Kindle Unlimited.
I’m going to cut to the chase: go to Amazon and buy the damn books. If you’re like me and have a Kindle Unlimited account, by all means, read them through that app.
Jim’s a cross between Jim Marrs and Rooster Cogburn. His writing is rustic and raw—which makes him a pleasure to read. I think you’ll agree.
Nesbitt’s first book, “The Last Second Chance,” introduced me to hardboiled noir even though it’s been around since the 1920s. Gino Cox wrote a review that is 100% spot on:
The Last Second Chance is a thoroughly enjoyable tale of two men on a collision course, each blaming the other and seeking violent retribution and revenge. The author is a gifted storyteller with a flair for allusions and an eye for detail that combine to make relatively commonplace settings seem fascinating and unique. The characters are three-dimensional with intricate histories and believable motivations. Some characters are familiar, but with unique backgrounds. Others are unique characters one would not ordinarily encounter in a thousand lifetimes. But they all seem authentic. The story is character driven. Half a dozen characters are pursuing conflicting goals, each of which is fairly simple and straightforward in its own right. Taken together, the story is filled with unexpected twists and turns as the characters and plots intertwine and conflict.
It is not a difficult read; however, it is not a quick read. The prose is crafted with such skill that it needs to be savored. The allegories and allusions give the descriptions a unique texture.
Another reviewer said this about The Last Second Chance:
I checked the author’s bio twice while reading the novel finding it hard to believe he hasn’t published a dozen other award winners. The character development was rich and deep. The pace of the story kept me interested. And the plot made the book impossible to set aside.
I bought the paperback of The Last Second Chance. It’s definitely a 5-star read.
For more than 30 years, Jim Nesbitt roved the American Outback as a correspondent for newspapers and wire services in Alabama, Florida, Texas, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Washington, D.C. He chased hurricanes, earthquakes, plane wrecks, presidential candidates, wildfires, rodeo cowboys, ranchers, miners, loggers, farmers, migrant field hands, doctors, neo-Nazis and nuns with an eye for the telling detail and an ear for the voice of the people who give life to a story. He is a lapsed horseman, pilot, hunter and saloon sport with a keen appreciation for old guns, vintage trucks and tractors, good cigars, aged whiskey and a well-told story. He now lives in Athens, Alabama.
Kane: Unhappily married. Yeah, that sums up my life. I messed up with that shit decision. I still have my sister though. When I attend her wedding, I run into an old friend. Ivy. When she admits that she had feelings for me, I take her home like any good man would do. I didn’t expect all the complications that came with it though. She was used before me and I want to show her that I’m not the same as him. The problem is, I am.
Ivy: I fought cancer and won. I fought a useless husband and won. When I see Kane again, I lose. Badly. I always had a crush on him when we were kids. I never thought the feelings would still be there years later. One night with him and my world is thrown off balance. His club is his life and I know that. When my cancer comes back in full force, I do the one thing I can. I run. He will chase me. He told me he would. When the tables turn, will I do the same?
You’re thinking what does that have to do with SciFi, RPG, or GameLit? Nothing actually. But, I know I have quite a few serial readers who follow along, from week to week, and I want to open you up to other genres and some great indie writers you probably haven’t considered. Erin Trejo fits the bill (she’s a great writer and she’s indie). Since I like talking about outstanding and talented indie authors—I want you to check her out and read a few of her books.
Trejo knows how to tell a story.
We’ve all read stories that just didn’t seem to flow from chapter to chapter. Or, stories where the protagonist’s actions were so typical you could see what was coming a mile away. Erin Trejo doesn’t write like that—and that’s one of the reasons I find her such a joy to read. Trejo knows how to tell a story. Often, her characters will twist and turn in unexpected ways leaving you thinking damn I didn’t see that coming. Contrary to popular belief, it takes talent to be able to do that.
While it might be true that some people don’t like reading explicit sex—I’m not one of them. I enjoy writers who take it to the edge. Erin doesn’t disappoint either. She knows a thing or two (maybe three) on how to write about sexy time. Writing a sex scene is not something every author can do successfully. It takes skill.
#SciFi, #Crime and #GameLit author Matt Doyle lives in South East, England. Rumor has it he has an extensive tea collection. From his Amazon author page:
Matt Doyle lives in the South East of England and shares his home with a wide variety of people and animals, as well as a fine selection of teas. He has spent his life chasing dreams, a habit which has seen him gain success in a great number of fields. To date, this has included spending ten years as a professional wrestler, completing a range of cosplay projects, and publishing multiple works of fiction.
These days, Matt can be found working on far too many novels at once, blogging about anime, comics, and games, and plotting and planning what other things he’ll be doing to take up what little free time he has.
A Sci-Fi murder mystery that has been described by reviewers as Sam Spade meets Blade Runner.
New Hopeland was built to be the centre of the technological age, but like everywhere else, it has its dark side. Assassins, drug dealers and crooked businessmen form a vital part of the city’s make-up, and sometimes, the police are in too deep themselves to be effective. But hey, there are always other options …
For P.I. Cassie Tam, business has been slow. So, when she’s hired to investigate the death of a local VR addict named Eddie Redwood, she thinks it’ll be easy money. All she has to do is prove to the deceased’s sister Lori that the local P.D. were right to call it an accidental overdose. The more she digs though, the more things don’t seem to sit right, and soon, Cassie finds herself knee deep in a murder investigation. But that’s just the start of her problems.
When the case forces Cassie to make contact with her drug dealing ex-girlfriend, Charlie Goldman, she’s left with a whole lot of long buried personal issues to deal with. Then there’s her client. Lori Redwood is a Tech Shifter, someone who uses a metal exoskeleton to roleplay as an animal. Cassie isn’t one to judge, but the Tech Shifting community has always left her a bit nervous. That wouldn’t be a problem if Lori wasn’t fast becoming the first person that she’s been genuinely attracted to since splitting with Charlie. Oh, and then there’s the small matter of the police wanting her to back off the case.
Matt’s other books include::
A sci-fi/GameLit series, ‘The Spark Form Chronicles’. The universal links for these are as follows (in order):
This series follows five professional card players as they take part in a future-based tournament where the battles are enacted for live audiences by holograms.
An ‘over the top’ performer guarding his companion’s right to life.
A genius programmer striving to retrieve her property.
An ex-mercenary sick of the abuse that she and her girlfriend receive.
A teenage girl desperately seeking to understand her past.
An old man intent on living on his own terms.
Five professional card players. Five reasons to fight. One thing in common: Their lives will be touched by the existence of the AI known as Carnival.
The Spark Form Chronicles combines card gaming with the excitement of professional wrestling, and tells a complex story that asks a simple question: Can an AI every truly be alive? Dive into Matt Doyle’s epic science fiction series to find out the answer.
I have 5 ebooks and one audio free code for this wonderful book by R.M. Mulder. Take advantage of this free offer while it lasts! *Conquest was a fantastic book. I read it back in June. The audio narration is second to none. I’ll be writing a review of the audio in the coming days. Rated 4/5 stars on Amazon.
An ancient continent is missing from Earth.
A primeval darkness threatens mankind.
A modern woman discovers her destiny.
When undercover agent Lily Thatcher is ordered to undergo a dangerous medical mind-wipe procedure prior to re-assignment, she avoids arrest and becomes a rogue agent. She quickly learns that there are much greater forces at work that are far beyond her comprehension.
Timur Demyan, formerly known as the feared Tamerlane of the ancient Tumurid Empire, has forged an alliance with a loathsome creature called the Leviathan. This beast’s insatiable hunger is currently being fed by another world’s few remaining souls.
Their paths meet at a showdown, but Lily knows that there’s far more at stake than just her mortality. A morbid question looms in the back of her mind:
Can she prevent Earth’s Apocalyptic Fate?
How to get the code: send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org, be one of the first 6 people and get the audio code or ebook.
“…this wild ride is a medley difficult to describe. It’s a bit Game of Thrones as you enter the world of Zion and witness, much to my approval, dragons… The author shows his geek constructing a realm of computer based technology that would rival the Arrow’s Felicity Smoak.” – Ame Terra
“I loved this story because the characters are well written, and I can relate to much of what they go through, having been a role-player for years. Having been deeply immersed in game worlds for hours and weekends at a time, I respect that the author was able to express that disconnect with reality on coming out of the game world, and the reactions to finding themselves in a real version of the game world.” – Timothy Bateson
“Mr. Mulder has woven in strands from both the Old and New Testaments, dragons, conspiracy theories, nano technology, myths and legends about such diverse historical figures such as Elijah, Tamerlane, John the Apostle, and Noah to a cohesive adventure story.” – Mainer
“Combining elements of advanced software engineering, biblical references, conspiracy theories, and even dragon lore, this is a very innovative and entertaining take on the fantasy, scifi, and dimensional travel genres that will keep you guessing right to the end.” – Guillaume Boisette
“Such an enjoyable and captivating read with as many twists and turns as can be imagined. R. M. Mulder pulls you in with a deep and mysterious scene before dropping you off in the modern world of Earth. Mulder’s novel continues to surprise with every twist and turn of the story while still keeping the story grounded with his impeccable descriptions.” – Zora Marie
“Giving five stars because, well it was a good book and I think this writer has a lot of potential. It really cracked me up in spots, the apocryphal quotes started similarly enough to what you may see in things like the book of Enoch or Jasher but when they started to include warp drive technology I just laughed out loud and went along for the ride.” – D. Milne
“I really enjoyed this book. What an imaginative story that R. M. Mulder has woven together. I was riveted. A great tale of the eternal conflict of good vs evil, rounded out with some romance, heroes and a damsel in distress. I loved all the biblical references.” – Amazon Customer
“This is a definite must read if you like romance, dragons, heroes, good against bad and so much more! it’s loaded.” – T. Ward
“I think the author has an incredible concept going. The world he has created and the multiple conflicts are fascinating…” – Heidi Angell
“Reading Conquest was a lot like going to a good adventure film. A fun ride. I’m ready for the next one.” – Ian Mitchell
About the Author
Husband to a gorgeous redhead, father of two little boys, an angel in heaven, and a beautiful baby girl. Currently working on a Bachelor’s Degree at Brigham Young University.
Most of his friends from High School still don’t even know his first name. Known only as either “Mulder” or “Agent”, there was an unforgettable moment when a girl he was dating expressed her confusion when a friend approached him and called him “Richard”.
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