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.

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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.

Friday, May 12, 2017

New Release: Pinch of Larceny by Anastasia Atelier

Cat Burglar for the CIA

New from Anastasia Atelier is the short story Pinch of Larceny (A Tanya Winters Adventure Book 1). Right now it is only 99c!

Here's the blurb:
Tanya Winters is a specialist, a High Value Asset Retrieval Expert. The CIA called Tanya a cat-burglar and immediately recruited her.

Now an independent contractor hired to retrieve for a museum the legendary sapphire called the Tear of Poseidon which was stolen twelve years ago.

Can Tanya and her cat-spirit companion Kucinta sink their claws into this job and return with the jewel?

Atelier is also the author of Golden Isis and The Princess Who Caused Fear.

Anastasia Atelier's books are 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.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Free Books Today from Libby Malin!

Reality Food Show Romance

Four Free Books!

Libby Malin, aka Libby Sternberg, is giving away four of her novels! Click on the covers to get your copy.

And read more about the kind of fiction Libby writes under the Malin and the Sternberg names on her blog.

These all look like fun beach reads. If you grab them and read them, please leave your honest review on Amazon. It can just be one sentence, but getting reviews is really important to writers and the main reason they offer free books.
Old Crush at the Ren Faire
Texan Snow White
A Mother's Love

These books are also 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.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Windswept House and Macron and the EU

When New Events Echo Old Conspiracy Theories

Warning: Religious and Supernatural Musing Ahead

I just read Windswept House by Malachi Martin. Originally published in 1996, it is only available new as a rather expensive paperback, but chances are your library or used books seller has it. It's a novel that is ostensibly fiction but reads like a thinly veiled expose of Satanism in the Vatican and among the power-brokers of the globalists running Europe.

The book is famous for starting out by depicting secret Satanists in the Vatican performing a Black Mass to "enthrone Lucifer" and thereby corrupt and takeover the Church from the inside. And through that take control of the reins of global power and ensure Lucifers earthly ascendance.

The book is very dense, and incredibly rich in details on the inner workings of the Vatican. If you check around the internet, there are lists of who the main characters correspond to, except for the fictional protagonist and his family, who are there to provide personal stakes to the plot. It's basically a roman à clef.

From the blurb:
As the Cold War ends and the Soviet government collapses, a secret international association of political, religious, and financial leaders at last sees a clear path to a new world order--the establishment of a single global government and economy. Their modus operandi: taking control of the Roman Catholic Church by forcing the Pope's resignation and seizing power through a network of co-opted cardinals. Their perfect pawns: a pair of American brothers, one a lawyer and one a priest, scions of an old Texas family based at Windswept House, who will be placed as unknowing operatives within the Vatican. What the conspirators cannot know is that, while one brother will play along willingly, the other will become one of the Pope's closest allies--and that within their own ranks lies another, more secret group, with aims even more ambitious and deadly than their own.

I'm guessing that if I had read this back even just 5 or 10 years ago I would have rolled my eyes at how far-fetched the whole thing was. But real world events make me wonder. In the book, the cabal plots to force the "Slav Pope" to resign so they can replace him with a more malleable Pope. Seventeen years after the book is published, Pope Benedict unexpectedly and mysteriously abdicates, an act unheard of since the 15th century.

It also mentions the abortion industry selling fetal remains - too gruesome to contemplate until we found out in 2015 that they do exactly that. Talk about history bearing you out. So this makes me pay attention to the other things Martin describes, including the overlap of pedophile abusers and Satanists in the Church. The puzzling downward trajectory of the Church since Vatican II. And quite intriguingly, the intersection of powerful globalists in Europe with the malevolent cabal at the heart of it.

It's rather an interesting coincidence that I happened to read this just as the French election wrapped up. Macron would fit perfectly into Martin's book - a charming cypher with a curious sexual past suddenly, inexplicably, basically promoted into being the head of a European nation in order to keep the globalist agenda going.

You know, once upon a time I didn't really think the Devil existed. Evil, I thought, was simply the absence of good. But that was back in my teen know-it-all days. As I experienced life, and as I observed world events, it eventually came down to Occam's Razor: the simplest explanation for the evil that abounds is that there is indeed an Adversary.

As a corollary to that, while I was reading Windswept House, it occurred to me that it explains one of the things that puzzle rational observers about Europe - how can they be so suicidal as to follow globalism to such an extent that they invite in the very force that will conquer and enslave them (i.e. militant Islam). But if you think of the globalists serving, wittingly or unwittingly, Lucifer's agenda, then it makes sense that in pursuing their own temporal power they open themselves up to destruction by even greater evil. It's the kind of double-cross of his own followers that "the Prince" would find amusing as he goes about his goal of destroying good.

Malachi Martin wrote a bunch of books about the Church. I think I am going to try reading Hostage to the Devil next.