Monday, May 29, 2017

Thursday, May 25, 2017

New Release: The Genie Hunt by M. C. Tuggle

Supernatural/Legal Thriller Novella

I have a soft spot for genies which is why I'm featuring this new cross-genre novella from M.C. Tuggle: The Genie Hunt.

Here's the blurb:
Buddy Vuncannon, an attorney in High Point, North Carolina, and his friend Coot Pickard are heading out of town for a fishing weekend when they're surrounded by a SWAT team. Three eyewitnesses have identified Coot as the gun man in the latest of a string of robberies. To defend Coot, Buddy must stand up to a bullying district attorney, uncover the identity of the real robbers, and battle a powerful genie who serves the robbers. Buddy's investigation implicates an old friend, reigniting long-forgotten friction between Buddy and Coot. Old and new loyalties clash, leading Buddy and Coot to a desperate chase that forces them to seek the help of a madman they both fear.

Check out M. C. Tuggle's other fantasy and science fiction at his Amazon Author Page.

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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

My Word is My Bond - RIP Roger Moore

My Favorite Bond

I'm really saddened to learn of Roger Moore's passing today. He was the first James Bond I ever watched, and to me he will always be THE James Bond. Handsome, debonair, funny, just completely likable. I will miss him.

I didn't realize that he'd written a memoir: My Word is My Bond. Of course it's going on my to-read list. And I just noticed that it's on sale for 99c - I wonder if that is in honor of his death.

Here's the blurb:
One of the most recognizable big-screen stars of the past half-century, Sir Roger Moore played the role of James Bond longer than any other actor. Beginning with the classic Live and Let Die, running through Moonraker and A View to a Kill, Moore brought his finely honed wit and wry charm to one of Hollywood's most beloved and long-lasting characters. Still, James Bond was only one in a lifetime of roles stretching back to Hollywood's studio era, and encompassing stardom in theater and television on both sides of the Atlantic. From The Saint to Maverick, Warner Brothers to MGM, Hollywood to London to extreme locations the world over, Roger Moore's story is one of the last of the classic Hollywood lives as yet untold.

Until now. From the dying days of the studio system and the birth of television, to the quips of Noël Coward and David Niven, to the bedroom scenes and outtakes from the Bond movies, Moore has seen and heard it all. Nothing is left out—especially the naughty bits. The "special effects" by which James Bond unzipped a dress with a magnet; the spectacular risks in The Spy Who Loved Me's opening scene; and Moore's preparation for facing down villains (he would imagine they all have halitosis): the stories in My Word is My Bond are priceless.

Throughout his career, Moore hobnobbed with the glamorous and powerful, counting Elizabeth Taylor, Jane Seymour, and Cary Grant among his contemporaries and friends. Included are stories of a foul-mouthed Milton Berle, a surly Richard Burton, and a kindhearted Richard Kiel, infamous as Bond enemy Jaws.

As much as it is Moore's own exceptional story, My Word is My Bond is a treasure trove of Hollywood history.

Goodbye, Mr. Bond. I expect you to live forever on screen and in our hearts.

Monday, May 22, 2017

New Release: A Doctor to Dragons by G. Scott Huggins

Deep Dragon Doodoo

The first line in the blurb of the new fantasy novelette A Doctor to Dragons by G. Scott Huggins cracks me up so much I just have to post it.

Here's the blurb:
The Dark Lord's favorite dragon is constipated. Dr. James DeGrande, veterinarian and orc-slayer, is going to have to deal with it.

This one could get messy.

Everyone says it was better in the Good Old Days. Before the Dark Lord covered the land in His Second Darkness.

As far as I can tell, it wasn't that much better. Even then, everyone cheered the heroes who rode unicorns into combat against dragons, but no one ever remembered who treated the unicorns' phosphine burns afterward. Of course, that was when dragons were something to be killed. Today I have to save one. Know what fewmets are? No? Then make a sacrifice of thanks right now to whatever gods you worship, because today I have to figure a way to get them flowing back out of the Dark Lord's favorite dragon. Yeah, from the other end. And that's just my most illustrious client. I've got orcs and trolls who might eat me and dark elf barons who might sue me if their bloodhawks and chimeras don't pull through. And that doesn't even consider the possibility that the old bag with the basilisk might show up.

The only thing that's gone right this evening is finding Harriet to be my veterinary assistant. She's almost a witch, which just might save us both. If we don't get each other killed first.

G. Scott Huggins is a prolific Fantasy and Science Fiction writer. Check out his other books at his Amazon page.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

New Release: Battle Wounds by Sam Schall and Amanda S. Green

New in the Honor and Duty Universe

A new short story in Honor and Duty series universe by Sam Schall and Amanda S. Green has just been released: Battle Wounds.

Here's the blurb:
Captain Ashlyn Shaw has faced the realities of war. Death is her constant companion, an unwelcome one. After losing four of her company in an ambush that never should have happened, she is asked to accept a special mission. Command suspects a traitor has infiltrated their ranks and they want Ash and others to act as bait in an attempt to draw them out.

Worse, at least as far as Ash is concerned, FleetCom is focusing on only one possible explanation for the ambush. That narrow view could lead to even more deaths before those responsible for betraying Fuercon are identified. All Ashlyn can do is keep her eyes and ears open and pray the Marines onboard the Dresden are as dedicated to keeping Fuercon safe as are the Devil Dogs.

And God help the traitor should Ashlyn discover their identity. No one betrays home and Corps and gets away with it.

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Tuesday, May 16, 2017

May CLFA Booknado! Sale and New Releases!

CLFA Booknado

Check out the May New Releases from the Conservative Libertarian Fiction Alliance.

This month we have a bunch of new books to check out from the freedom-loving, non-PC writers of CLFA. I am so sorry I've been so time-strapped I can't feature them all BUT be sure to check out the 99c SALE on Declan Finn's vampire novel, today only!

99c Today Only!
I will have to make it up with new release posts for the other books because they look good!

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Review: Fade (Paxton Locke Book 1) by Daniel Humphreys

Great New Urban Fantasy Series

Fade by Daniel Humphreys introduces Paxton Locke, "son of a witch," who may be my new favorite paranormal paladin since Harry Dresden.

Here's the blurb so you know the premise:
Family drama is bad enough without adding magic and human sacrifice. Ten years ago, Paxton Locke’s mother killed his father in a mysterious ritual that – thankfully – went incomplete. Now, Paxton makes his living as a roving paranormal investigator, banishing spirits while Mother languishes in jail.

When a terrified ghost warns him of a dangerous, newly-freed entity, Paxton faces a fight far beyond simple exorcism. In a battle for his very soul, will he be able to endure – or simply fade away?

Paxton is really likable - he has a horrible backstory, as he gained his powers when his mother sacrificed his father in a black magic ritual, and the guilt is overwhelming. Despite that he isn't angsty and broody. Instead of posturing as a tragic victim/hero, he's out trying to do good in the world by helping ghosts move on. But his mom is still trying to get back the grimoire he took from her that night, and she has minions coming after him.

This book has great pacing. There's always something going one even as we slowly learn more about the past that's quickly catching up to him. The action unfolds briskly, and just as we think everything is going to be resolved neatly, new angles and actors get introduced which hint at a much bigger field of action to come.

This is a really fun read. I also really liked pop-culture mentions, specially the shout-outs to Tolkien and Supernatural. I really hope the next book arrives soon.

Daniel Humphreys is also the author of zombie apocalypse novel A Place Outside The Wild .

Fade is free for Kindle Unlimited subscribers. If you want to see if subscribing is right for you, can get a Kindle Unlimited 30-Day Free Trial.