Saturday, December 16, 2017

New Indie Book Release: The American Pearl (Peter Gilboy)


New Indie Book Release:
The American Pearl - Peter Gilboy
Thriller (420 Pages - December 2017)

The American Pearl is about an American woman left behind in Vietnam and is trying to leave the country. However... the government doesn't want her to come home.

"This is a captivating story that brings together, in a seamless manner, elements of different genres into a well-accomplished novel. I had the feeling of navigating between different genres without being distracted. The story has great psychological and emotional depth, with characters that are so wonderfully explored, action that grows in intensity, and characters that are memorable. " - Reader Review


About the Book

The American Pearl (Peter Gilboy)
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Why they still won't let her come home.

THE AMERICAN PEARL tells the 2006 story of QUINTYN AMES, a troubled government researcher who--on his honeymoon--inadvertently discovers that a female soldier left behind at the end of America's most notorious war, may be still alive and held.

PATRICIA PAVLIK has been fighting her own war for the last 34 years--fighting to stay alive and still trying to come home.

Both action filled and gut wrenching, AMES' pursuit of the truth brings him face-to-face with his own lies, as he is determined to find out why the government doesn't want her to come home; and then, against all odds, he fights to bring her back.




About the Author

Author Peter Gilboy
Author Peter Gilboy

Peter Gilboy is the author of 3 other novels.

He is a former ditch digger, bartender, short order cook, soldier, counselor and academic. He has been in jail only once.

Peter almost always takes his meds.






Connect with Peter Gilboy on the Author's Website
and via eMail: Hello @ PeterGilboy.com

Friday, December 15, 2017

New Indie Book Release: The End of the Beginning (Zachary Eichholz)


New Indie Book Release:
The End of the Beginning - Zachary Eichholz
Science Fiction / Climate Fiction (524 Pages - July 2017)

The End of the Beginning shows a world on the brink but not lost. There is still hope to be found which is something that is hard to come by in todays world, especially when it comes to environmental and social issues.

"Zachary Eichholz's debut novel has it all: nonstop action, engaging discourse, and a storyline that stays with you long after the book is finished. This is a must read for anyone interested in science fiction and climate change. Moreover, its timeliness (the end of the beginning) is spot on." - Reader Review


About the Book

The End of the Beginning (Zachary Eichholz)
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Tragedy. Death. Loss.

That is all retired U.S. Air Force para-rescuer Captain William Emerson has ever known. Both nature and man have controlled his life, and taken all he thought he was. Reduced to a shattered shell, William is ready to end it all when, after years of isolation, he is unexpectedly approached with a chance to begin anew. With Earth’s ecological systems nearing collapse, society finds within itself one final gamble to find its hope for a better future in the form of a new United Nations organization, called UNIRO, designed to rescue and rehabilitate the planet and its people. Swept back into the business of saving others under this new organization, William must first learn how to save himself in a new position that sees him struggle to become a leader again. As he trains and rebuilds his life within UNIRO, he finds strength through friendship, inspiration, and sheer human will, realizing he is not alone on his endeavors of recovery.

But UNIRO is not the only organization preparing to fight for change. A new sect of terrorist, formed from the inaction and corruption of an unjust system that serves only the powerful few, rises from the shadows of desperation and take matters of change into their own genocidal hands. Attack after attack begins to challenge the budding UNIRO and brings the planet closer to the brink. William is thrown back into chaos as suspicions of allegiances arise from within his own ranks and terror finds its way into the very heart of civilization’s final hope for survival.



About the Author

Author Zachary Eichholz
Author Zachary Eichholz

Zachary Eichholz has a Bachelor’s of Science in Sustainability Studies and is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Interdisciplinary Sciences. With them, he intends to save the world.

When he is not writing or going to class, it’s a sure bet you can find him watching a movie, playing tennis, or driving to see a rocket launch at the Kennedy Space Center.

The End of the Beginning is the author's debut novel.




Connect with Zachary Eichholz via the Author's Website
and on Facebook

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

New Indie Book Release: Brain Damage (J.A. St. Thomas)


New Indie Book Release:
Brain Damage - J.A. St. Thomas
Young Adult Horror / LGBT (274 Pages - November 2017)

Brain Damage is a YA Horror with a strong LGBT main character that explores themes of grief and loss both psychologically and supernaturally. Brain Damage blends the sometimes irrational and always very real fear of the unknown and unexplainable with the bottomless numbness of loss and grief.


About the Book

Brain Damage (J.A. St. Thomas)
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Desmond Linc thinks turning sixteen sucks. Usually sixteen means parties (trouble), cars (terrifying) and girls (umm, no). To Des, sixteen means the third anniversary of his brother’s death and the car accident that damaged his brain and left a dead space the doctors couldn’t explain.

When his best friend insists they attend the first big party of the summer to mark the occasion, he grudgingly obliges. Mistake. Des wakes the next morning with a black hole in his memory the size of an eighteen-wheeler, snuggled up to the most popular girl in school. Totally cool if he was straight and she wasn’t dead—brutally murdered.

There’s a depraved monster in town preying on teenagers and Des is an unwilling spectator. The space in his brain isn’t dead anymore. It’s a doorway to the afterlife, and the dead come telling secrets and lies and wielding accusations like scythes.

With escalating hallucinations and bodies piling up, Des can’t tell if his visions are really a connection to the dead or manifestations of his own guilt. The dead seek vengeance and they’ve chosen Des as their vessel and champion. Armed with a questionable team of ghostbusters, Desmond must find a way to quiet the increasingly volatile ghosts in his head and uncover a killer before another classmate dies.



Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Featured Indie Book: Mirror Me (Tara St. Pierre)


Mirror Me (Tara St. Pierre)

Featured Indie Book on Indie Author News: YA Paranormal Fantasy Mirror Me by Tara St. Pierre.

Mirror Me is about a girl who can't get over something that happened a year earlier. She's punished for it, but then she starts having bizarre experiences reminding her of the event.

The Book has been self-published via Amazon & Others and is available as eBook and Paperback - 278 pages - released in July 2017.


About the Book

Hannah McCauley doesn’t look at herself in the mirror anymore.

After a rebellious past, she now attends a strict private school in a new town, where her recently divorced mother has put her on social lockdown. No driving. No bad grades. No skipping classes. No unapproved friends. No makeup. No boys. And the subject of her best friend from her old school is definitely forbidden.

Hannah is being punished for something that happened a year earlier, something that she would like to put behind her. But strange occurrences frighten her, and she’s accused of breaking rules and doing other terrible things without any recollection of them. No one believes her, so she starts distrusting everything, even her own reflection.

Is she being haunted by her past? Stalked by someone with a grudge? Or is it all in her head? If she doesn’t figure out what’s happening fast, her existence could end up irreparably shattered.

Mirror Me (Tara St. Pierre)
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Reviews (Excerpts)

- "[...] Tara's writing is amazing. She knows how to draw in a reader, and holds them until they've finished the story. Fantastic read." - Haddie H. (Amazon)

- "[...] This book is suspenseful and gripping (but never in a horror type way, just in a fun page-turning way), it is heartfelt and poignant, and it is most definitely worthy of every one of the five stars I've rated it. Want something that will keep you reading way past your bedtime? This is the one." - Siouxshi (Amazon)

Monday, November 27, 2017

New Indie Book Release: Invasion (Roxanne Bland)


New Indie Book Release:
Invasion - Roxanne Bland
Paranormal Dark Urban Fantasy/Science Fiction (305 Pages - November 2017)

Invasion seamlessly pulls together two disparate genres, fantasy and science fiction. The characters, though paranormal, have been imbued with human qualities, for a fresh perspective.

"This book has it all - vampires, witches, werewolves and space aliens! The individual characters are interesting and well defined. The author also did a good job of switching back and forth between the four.[...]" - Reader Review

About the Book

Invasion (Roxanne Bland)
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Kurt, vampire Master of Seattle, Garrett Larkin, mage of Balthus Coven and Parker Berenson, alpha of the city’s werewolf pack, are in a world of trouble.

Already divided by love and jealousy, the three discover their auras are inextricably bound, the result of a spellcasting gone terribly wrong. Each one’s aura has been invaded by the auras of the others, and the consequences are both frightening and deadly.

Worse yet, Shen’zae Melera, interstellar assassin and Parker’s love, has returned to Earth with dire news: she didn’t return alone. She’d been followed by her nemesis, Mag Beloc, and his fleet of warships. Even if Beloc recaptures her, Melera knows that Earth will suit his purposes, and that his presence may well become permanent.

Drawn together by choice and fate while doing what they had to do, can Kurt, Garrett, and Parker now find a way to undo the magick that binds them, and with Melera, stop an alien invasion before it begins?



Friday, November 10, 2017

New Indie Book Release: When Dawn Breaks (Melissa Toppen)


New Indie Book Release:
When Dawn Breaks - Melissa Toppen
Contemporary Romance (300 Pages - November 2017)

When Dawn Breaks is a story about testing friendships and of breaking the bond of trust, but it's also about being a survivor and of learning forgiveness. Tess, Courtney and Bree are long time friends and when one of them falls in love with one of their girlfriends ex-boyfriend ... it becomes a mixing pot waiting to explode between them all.

"Very well written. So well that I couldn't put it down. I thought about this book even when I wasn't reading it." - Reader Review

About the Book

When Dawn Breaks (Melissa Toppen)
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Life is hard. There’s no secret in that statement.
Life. Is. Hard.
Simple enough.

But my life hasn’t just been hard…

I’ve gotten used to it over the years—come to expect it really. So when fate hands me yet another big f*ck you, I’m not even a little bit surprised.

Why should I be? I mean, after everything I’ve been through, why not throw my best friend’s ex-boyfriend into the mix and see how royally I can screw this up too.

It doesn’t matter that he loved her first.
It doesn’t matter that he’s wrong for me in every way possible.

It doesn’t matter that being with him could ruin everything.

One touch and I already know it’s too late.



Saturday, November 04, 2017

New Indie Book Release: Star Child (Leonard Petracci)


New Indie Book Release:
Star Child - Leonard Petracci
Urban Fantasy / Superhero (449 Pages - October 2017)

Star Child blends the excitement of super powers with the practical applications of everyday life to create an imaginative yet realistic world. Witty and humorous characters entwined with a rapidly developing plot immediately hook the reader, combining suspense and entertainment that make the pages turn themselves.

"Leonard Petacci has a unique style of writing, involving short chapters with hooks that beg the reader to keep the pages turning. This gives his work the extraordinary ability to be completely accessible for younger audiences, while still maintaining itself as a page turner for the more mature reader." - Reader Review

About the Book

Star Child (Leonard Petracci)
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Powers are determined by geographic birth locations, and only the rich and powerful are permitted access to prized sites. SC is the first person born in space.

The punishment for unauthorized births is death. Out of fear, SC keeps his strange abilities as his darkest secret. He pretends to be nothing more than a mere Regular while his peers develop unique powers, varying from controlling lightning to producing diamond hard skin. But when his mother is kidnapped by an unknown organization, SC has no choice but to act.

SC ventures into a school of talented students to learn to fight, where he must learn to master his powers without revealing their true nature. But soon he realizes that the school is more than it appears and that it may hold the secret to his missing mother. To rescue her, he will have to reveal powers never before seen in all of history.



Thursday, November 02, 2017

Featured Indie Book: iDENTITY (Cynthia Kumanchik)


iDENTITY (Cynthia Kumanchik)
Featured Indie Book on Indie Author News: Science Fiction Novel iDENTITY by Cynthia Kumanchik.

iDENTITY: The year 2040 is populated mostly by millennials and the robots to whom humanity has delegated menial labor. The government is all-powerful and all-intrusive; privacy is a thing of the past...

The Book has been self-published via Amazon CreateSpace and is available as eBook and Paperback - 230 pages - released in August 2017.


About the Book

Twenty years after the great drought of 2020, citizens in California and across the United States live under the government's watchful eye. In this age of intrusion, competition for resources and jobs is fierce. One mistake can be disastrous.

Maggie, Jasmine, Sydney, and Lena are strangers with one thing in common: they each have nothing left to live for. All these women need is a fresh start, but they'll find the cost is more than they could ever have imagined. A secretive biogenetics company offers them a mysterious serum that promises to change their identities, giving them great fortune and power. Is such a serum too good to be true?

The women find that their new success draws them into a world of rivalry and blackmail, and by the time they discover the truth about the serum, it's too late. The evil scientist who created it only cares about money, regardless of how many people get hurt.

After reuniting for follow-up testing, the four women realize their only choice is banding together to stop testing of the serum. They're watched from every side, but they must try to salvage what little is left of the humanity of Earth.

iDENTITY (Cynthia Kumanchik)
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Reviews (Excerpts)

- "[...] definitely an interesting futuristic dystopian page-turner. This novel has a bit of everything. It has the heroines, enduring friendships, greedy villains, revenge, philosophical twists and a lot of non stop action. I absolutely highly recommend this novel." - Midnight Sun

- "[...] This is an imaginative book that makes intriguing reading. Thoroughly recommended." - BobT (Amazon)

- "[...] I couldn't put it down. I definitely recommend this book! It's not often you find a book that continuously holds your interest." - Rêvvâ Tênâg

Friday, October 27, 2017

New Indie Book Release: Art of Love (Allie Boniface)


New Indie Book Release:
Art of Love (Hometown Heroes) - Allie Boniface
Contemporary Romance (120 Pages - October 2017)

Art of Love is a small town romance set in the French Riviera, a perfect place for love with an international feel...

“[...] very enjoyable read and I heartily recommend it. I enjoyed getting to know Chloe and Bodhi and see what was under the surface. The descriptions of the French countryside and food were amazing." - Reader Review


About the Book

Art of Love (Allie Boniface)
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College senior Chloe Garrick travels halfway around the world to work in a French art studio. While spending a summer in southern France might be a dream to someone else, all she really wants is to go home to Lindsey Point, where her friends, family, and sorority sisters are enjoying beach bonfires and late-night parties without her.

Bodhi Lawson has mastered the art of living alone. Scarred by a fire as a boy, he’s grown used to the stares of strangers and the rejection of women, and living in a small French town suits him well. But when Chloe moves in next door, he finds himself opening up to the bubbly American in ways he never imagined.

At first, Chloe is counting the days until she can return to the States, but the more time she spends with Bodhi, the more she wants to know about the man behind the mask. When an unexpected tragedy summons her home, will this beauty and the beast retreat to the safety of the worlds they’ve always known, or take a chance and risk it all for love?



Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Featured Indie Book: Keepers of the Gate (Adrian P. Stubbs)


Keepers of the Gate (Adrian P. Stubbs)
Featured Indie Book on Indie Author News: Military / Science Fiction Keepers of the Gate by Adrian P. Stubbs.

Keepers of the Gate: Defenders of the Free World is about the formation of a multi-national military special forces group initially tasked with fighting global terrorism and, later charged with protecting the planet from hostile aliens.

The Book has been self-published via Xlibris Publishing and is available as eBook, Hardcover and Paperback - 456 pages - released in August 2011.


About the Book

Like an epidemic, terrorism was spreading its reach globally. It was beginning to affect the lives of all people, no matter where they lived.

Colonel Anwar Roche, a career US Army officer and a commander in the elite Delta Force, was given the task of forming a response to this growing threat. He was ordered to create an organization that was unique for this purpose; he was to create a multi-national counter-terrorist command to answer that call.

This new military command is based in Virginia Beach, Virginia. It is called the "Supreme Headquarters of the S-10 Special Operations Group Command". Initially, this command combats the tentacles of terrorist reaching around the globe that include piracy at sea near the horn of Africa, operations in the Middle East, hijacking of an ocean liner, nuclear detonations in major American cities and attacks on major landmarks around the country such as the NASA facility at Cape Canaveral, Florida, the Miami International Airport, Sears Towers in Chicago and others.

Within a few years, the scope of operations for this military command soon changes from combating terrestrial terrorism to that of extra-terrestrial. This change is made shortly before the governments and major religions of the planet make full disclosures to the world that we are not alone in the universe.

The new direction for the military command is to defend the gates to planet Earth against attacks from malevolent beings from outer space. It also has the duty of preparing the planet's military forces for engaging the superior military forces from beyond the skies, with the aid of friendly extra-terrestrial forces.

Keepers of the Gate (Adrian P. Stubbs)
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The return of these hostile alien forces to planet Earth and the major battles that ensued, along with the major Earth changes underway, destroyed most of the planet. These events were prophesied in the apocalyptic books of the major religions. They also closely aligned with the prophecies made in the Mayan Calendar and the return of the rogue planet Nibiru and its planetary system on December 21, 2012. The ancient gods were returning...

Over six billion humans were transported off-world for safe keeping, to a planet over six light-years away. This is for their protection from the catastrophic planetary changes and rogue extraterrestrials planning to take advantage of the galactic turmoil created by the fast approaching Nibiru mini-solar system.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

New Indie Book Release: Perpetuating Trouble (Chris Orcutt)


New Indie Book Release:
Perpetuating Trouble - Chris Orcutt
Memoir / Humor (239 Pages - October 2017)

Perpetuating Trouble is an honest portrayal of the life of a full-time independent author. While others attempt to sell their success stories of fame and fortune, Orcutt chronicles the realities one writer's life away from the writing desk.

"[...] Orcutt is a tortured perfectionist who sees satisfaction as a form of surrender. Perpetuating Trouble is a testament to his torment and to his legitimacy as a Master Craftsman." - Reader Review

About the Book

Perpetuating Trouble (Chris Orcutt)
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"I avoided writers very carefully because they can perpetuate trouble as no one else can," wrote F. Scott Fitzgerald. In his humorous memoir Perpetuating Trouble, independent author Chris Orcutt debunks the myth that full-time writers are "livin' the dream." Orcutt reveals that the writing life is really one of crushing solitude, chronic dissatisfaction, mood swings and self-doubt, and where successes, when the come, are like diner mints--sweet, but short-lived.

Yet, Orcutt's deep love of language, his saintly wife, and his indomitable sense of humor keep him going. Whether picking up two female hitchhikers who later turn out to be aliens from another planet, or divesting himself of a hoard of tacky paintings, or using philosophy to get out of a traffic ticket, Orcutt finds the humor and the art in his trials. It's also a life of love and sadness, as he recounts a whirlwind love affair with a ravishing redhead, and the death of his beloved writing companion, his cat.

In the end, Orcutt discovers that to be a writer, he must be part adventurer, crusader, humorist, lover, philosopher, and, of course, troublemaker.



Monday, October 16, 2017

New Indie Book Release: Genesis II - A New Day, A New Beginning (Adrian P. Stubbs)


New Indie Book Release:
Genesis II: A New Day, A New Beginning - Adrian P. Stubbs
Science Fiction / Space Opera (324 Pages - August 2017)

Genesis II: A New Day, A New Beginning is an optimistic science fiction epic novel that shows the many ways humanity can overcome any obstacle. General Philip King’s love for his family will be with him through every challenge to come.


About the Book

Genesis II - A New Day, A New Beginning (Adrian P. Stubbs)
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In Keepers of the Gate: Defenders of the Free World, science fiction author Adrian P. Stubbs took the human race to the stars. Billions of humans traveled on Earth Arks to a point deep in space.

The Great Exodus was intended to save humanity from a cataclysmic event. The Nibiru mini–solar system was about to pass through the Earth’s solar system. Earth underwent violent physical changes as a result of the passage.

Now, in Genesis II, humanity is returning in a long-awaited homecoming. They must be careful. It isn’t the same planet as the one they left.

There are now two moons in the sky. The polar ice caps are gone, and there are no longer seasons. Humans may have survived a planetary apocalypse, but how do they rebuild on a world that seems so alien and new?

Helping humanity is a species of advanced aliens who are generous with their technology and knowledge. The planet isn’t the only thing evolving in this thoughtful science fiction saga. Humanity has always strived for a higher state of physical, emotional, and spiritual existence. It is now within their grasp, but are humans ready for the power this knowledge will impart?