Thursday, June 22, 2017

99c Today Only! Rebirths: A Tale of Azuran by Frank B. Luke

Christian Fantasy

Rebirths: A Tale of Azuran by Frank B. Luke is a fantasy novel with strong Christian themes and for today only, it is on sale for 99c!

Here's the blurb:
He played the flute while his wife lay dying so she could hear her favorite hymn one last time.

Derke, a blessed man and a prophet, loses his wife, his family, and his faith in a single day of disasters. Enraged at the Father, he embraced the tool of their oldest enemy--black magic. Derke decided to bring his family back from the dead.

But there's more to being a necromancer than just making skeletons walk again. Derke can't just go by rote; he has to give himself to the magic to regain his family. If he does, though, how much of himself will he lose?

In a world where God's children thrive but so do dark forces of magic and evil, this promises to be a binding tale for any who have ever had to face troubles of their own making. Derke's painful journey takes him through the darkness of death into the brightness of Rebirths!

Frank B. Luke, author of Joshua's Pawn Shop and Lou's Bar & Grill, brings to life three dark fantasies of love's renewing power.

Rebirths 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.

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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

For Steam and Country by Jon Del Arroz (guest review by Paul Duffau)

Paul sent me a review of Jon's new steampunk novel. It's like Christmas in June here!

For Steam and Country

Author: Jon Del Arroz
Reviewer: Paul Duffau

Young Zaria von Monocle is the hero in Jon Del Arroz’s first entry into the steampunk genre. An orphan farm girl whose father, the Baron, was a swashbuckling figure throughout the kingdom of Rislandia, Zaria struggles to keep her life and the family farm together.

All of that gets turned on its head when the dignified Mr. du Gearsmith and the martial Captain von Cravat present her with her inheritance from her legally deceased father. When her farm gets invaded by soldiers of Wyranth, she faces a decision to die on the farm – or accept the mantle of the true daughter of the famous Baron von Monocle.

For Steam and Country is a refreshingly fun read. Nicely paced with action throughout, author Del Arroz paints a picture of a world where steam rules. Rather than resorting to the intricacies of the machinery, he leaves us enough detail to bring out the clanks and vibrations of the equipment and place us squarely into every twist of the story. That story moves along crisply to keep the reader engaged.

The real strength of the steampunk world that Del Arroz created lies in the people he populated it with. Woven into the story is a playfulness that comes through with the dialogue. The cast of characters add verve and flair to his world without resorting to cliches.

A clean fun read for everyone. Very much looking forward to the next book in the series.

Paul Duffau writes YA adventures. His excellent YA novel Trail of Second Chances is ON SALE for only 99c right now! Read my review of it here. And watch out for his new YA fantasy coming in August - I just read an advance copy of it and it is THE BOMB! Review coming soon.

Sunday, June 18, 2017

99c SALE: Nocturnal Origins by Amanda S. Green

Urban Fantasy Sale

On SALE for only 99C - the first book in the Nocturnal Lives, Nocturnal Origins, by Amanda S. Green.

Here's the blurb:
Some things can never be forgotten, no matter how hard you try.

Detective Sergeant Mackenzie Santos knows that bitter lesson all too well. The day she died changed her life and her perception of the world forever.It doesn’t matter that everyone, even her doctors, believe a miracle occurred when she awoke in the hospital morgue. Mac knows better. It hadn't been a miracle, at least not a holy one. As far as she’s concerned, that's the day the dogs of Hell came for her.

Investigating one of the most horrendous murders in recent Dallas history, Mac also has to break in a new partner and deal with nosy reporters who follow her every move and who publish confidential details of the investigation without a qualm.

Complicating matters even more, Mac learns the truth about her family and herself, a truth that forces her to deal with the monster within, as well as those on the outside.But none of this matters as much as discovering the identity of the murderer before he can kill again.

Nocturnal Origins 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, June 16, 2017

Friday Freebie! A Star Curiously Singing by Kerry Neitz

Cyberpunk Thriller in A Sharia Future

A Star Curiously Singing (DarkTrench Saga Book 1) by Kerry Neitz is a science fiction cyberpunk thriller set in a world under sharia law. And right now it is 100% FREE.

Here's the blurb:
** Reader's Favorite Gold Medal Award Winner **

Sandfly is a debugger. He is property, bought and paid for in an Earth under sharia law. All faiths but one have been banned. And the rule of the great Imam is supreme.

As a debugger, Sandfly has an implant in his head that connects him to the world’s technology—and doles out mental shocks to keep him obedient. All he wants is to fix bots and avoid shocks

Now he's been called into Earth orbit. The masters have a new spacecraft—one capable of interstellar flight. On its maiden voyage, the only robot on board went mad and tore itself apart.

Why? Better question: does it pose any risk to humans?

When Sandfly reviews the bot’s final moments, he perceives something unexpected. Something impossible.

As Sandfly pieces together the clues, a trap spreads beneath his feet. If he solves the mystery, he may doom himself. And if he fixes the robot, he may shatter his world.

Suspenseful, unique, and awash in cyberpunk jive, A Star Curiously Singing presents a bleak future that might be closer than we think.

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, June 15, 2017

New Release with Excerpt! For Steam And Country by Jon Del Arroz

New Steampunk from Banned Author Jon Del Arroz

Jon Del Arroz, whose debut novel Star Realms: Rescue Run was featured here as a banned book, has a new steampunk series which starts out with For Steam And Country: Book One of the Adventures of Baron Von Monocle. And the author has shared an exciting excerpt!

Here's the blurb:
Her father's been pronounced dead. Destructive earthquakes ravage the countryside. An invading army looms over the horizon. And Zaira's day is just getting started...

Abandoned at an early age, Zaira von Monocle found life as the daughter of a great adventurer to be filled with hard work and difficulty. She quickly learned to rely on only herself. But when a messenger brought news that her father was dead and that she was the heir to his airship, her world turned upside down.

Zaira soon finds herself trapped in the midst of a war between her home country of Rislandia and the cruel Wyranth Empire, whose soldiers are acting peculiarly—almost inhuman. With the enemy army advancing, her newfound ship’s crew may be the only ones who can save the kingdom.

And here's an excerpt:
Six people in dark clothes descended from the side of the ship’s hull, rappelling down long ropes. They hollered like maniacs, brandishing guns and swords.

Our guard stumbled backward, mouth agape. He shook where he stood, staring at me. His Wyranth uniform had several holes in it. Before he could do or say anything else, he fell to the ground. Blood pooled around his body. I dragged my feet and backed away. Bile rose in my throat faster than I could suppress. I’d never seen a dead man before, let alone one killed so brutally. The six commandos from the airship dropped to the ground. They spread out, five of them circling around me and James. One I recognized as Marina, but the sixth member of the party surprised me — Captain von Cravat. She glowered at me, but her attention shifted when more shots rang out.

`        One of the Liliana’s commandos collapsed. The three Wyranth soldiers who had left stood with their guns trained on us, using a nearby tree as cover. My rescuers returned fire, several shots hitting one of the Wyranth soldiers in the shoulder. He fell.

The other two Wyranth soldiers wasted no time. Major Anton moved the quickest, charging the circle of my rescuers. His companion fired his gun behind him to cover him, keeping Major Anton from getting shot. Before I could think to yelp, Major Anton had a knife to my throat.

For Steam And Country is available at Amazon and other booksellers today!

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

New Release 99c SALE: The Suriname Job by Vince Milam

If you like Jack Reacher ...

Vince Milam has a new action series out with the recently released thriller The Suriname Job: A Case Lee Novel, and it is currently only 99c!

Here's the blurb:
When a mysterious client asks former Delta Force operator Case Lee to investigate a rebellion in South America, he uncovers an incredible global conspiracy. Welcome to revolution, murder, and behind-the-curtains intrigue. As events unfold, the spies and mercenaries come to a hard realization. You may mess with a lot on this good earth, but you don’t mess with Case Lee.

A murdered wife. A bounty on his head. Case lives an isolated life on the Ace of Spades, an old wooden cruiser plying the waters of the Intracoastal Waterway from Virginia to Florida. His only friends are a collection of former Delta Force teammates spread across the globe. And an enigmatic broker of clandestine information, Jules of the Clubhouse.

Case wants out. But when he returns from South America, bounty hunters arrive. And in their search for him discover his special skills. Very special skills.
If you like Jack Reacher and Mitch Rapp, you’ll love this new novel from acclaimed author Vince Milam.

The book draws from Milam's time in Suriname. From the author:
It includes sights and sounds and senses from my stint in Suriname, working on a project. And, yes, a revolution kicked off while I was living there.

The burnt-out vehicles on the road, the mix of government and rebel forces, the gunfire at night - all happened. As did contracting the mercenary helicopter pilot to fly a side-gig for me between his transporting-the-president-around duties.

Milam is the also author of supernatural fantasy The Challenged World series, check out our reviews of The Unknown Element and Pretty Little Creatures.

I'm not sure how long this 99c sale ends, so better grab The Suriname Job: A Case Lee Novel now!

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Pre-Order Now! Dangerous by Milo Yiannopoulos

Dangerous Milo

Remember how the Left bullied Simon & Schuster in killing Milo's book deal? Well, guess what? No one can shut Milo up!

Just as I'd hoped, Milo is self-publishing his book anyway, and it gets released on Independence Day.

Here's the blurb:
The liberal media machine did everything they could to keep this book out of your hands. Now, finally, DANGEROUS, the most controversial book of the decade, is tearing down safe spaces everywhere.

Pre-order Dangerous now and help rocket it to the top of the bestsellers' list.