Friday, January 11, 2019

New Indie Book Release: Promises (Aleatha Romig)


New Indie Book Release:
Promises (Web of Sin) - Aleatha Romig
Dark Romance (446 Pages - January 2019)

Promises is the much anticipated, highly-acclaimed conclusion to Aleatha Romig's return to dark and dangerous, dark romance trilogy WEB OF SIN.

"[...] If you are looking for a book that will captivate and keep you questioning along the way, you must read The Web of Sins series. But please do not stop with this series go back and read all her books--she has never disappointed this avid reader." - Reader Review


About the Book

Promises (Aleatha Romig)
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The twisted and intriguing storytelling that you loved in Consequences and Infidelity continues with the epic conclusion of the all-new alpha anti-hero in the dark romance series Web of Sin, by New York Times bestselling author Aleatha Romig.

The dramatic conclusion to the Web of Sin trilogy is here.

Araneae McCrie has lived her entire life without knowing the truth.

Deceived by so many, is Sterling Sparrow able to keep his promise?

Even if he does, will it be too much?

What promises should be kept and which ones should be left in the dark?

Have you been Aleatha’d?





About the Author

Author Aleatha Romig
Author Aleatha Romig
Aleatha Romig is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author who lives in Indiana. She grew up in Mishawaka, graduated from Indiana University, and is currently living south of Indianapolis. Aleatha has raised three children with her high school sweetheart and husband of nearly thirty years. Before she became a full-time author, she worked days as a dental hygienist and spent her nights writing. Now, when she's not imagining mind-blowing twists and turns, she likes to spend her time a with her family and friends. Her other pastimes include reading and creating heroes/anti-heroes who haunt your dreams!

Aleatha released her first novel, CONSEQUENCES, in August of 2011. CONSEQUENCES became a bestselling series with five novels and two companions released from 2011 through 2015. The compelling and epic story of Anthony and Claire Rawlings has graced more than half a million e-readers. Aleatha released the first of her series TALES FROM THE DARK SIDE, INSIDIOUS, in the fall of 2014. These stand alone thrillers continue Aleatha's twisted style with an increase in heat.

In the fall of 2015, Aleatha moved head first into the world of dark romance with the release of BETRAYAL, the first of her five novel INFIDELITY series. She also began her traditional publishing career with Thomas and Mercer. Her books INTO THE LIGHT and AWAY FROM THE DARK were published through this mystery/thriller publisher in 2016.

In the spring of 2017, Aleatha released her first stand-alone, fun, and sexy romantic comedy with PLUS ONE, followed by the sweet stand-alone, ONE NIGHT.

Aleatha is a "Published Author's Network" member of the Romance Writers of America and a member of PEN America.

Connect with Aleatha Romig via the Author's Website
and on Facebook

Monday, January 07, 2019

New Indie Book Release: Orphans of Liberty (Nathan S.M. Knapp)


New Indie Book Release:
Orphans of Liberty - Nathan S.M. Knapp
Near-Future Thriller (295 Pages - December 2018)

Orphans of Liberty is a near-future thriller, situated in between our world and a dystopia. This 5-Star Novel combines action, comedy, and a fast-paced plot, with a complex and nuanced consideration of unsettling trends in contemporary society.

About the Book

Orphans of Liberty (Nathan S.M. Knapp)
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The United States nearly bankrupted itself fighting terrorism. Traditional law enforcement failed. In order to protect its citizens, the government launches the Counter-Terrorism Bounty Hunter Program. Independent citizens arm themselves, using high-tech surveillance and militant tactics to hunt down suspected terrorists. Only the winners get paid.

Omar Issa is a rising star in the Program; capturing terrorists, dead or alive, with seeming ease…until his name appears on the List. Forced to run for his life, Omar’s last hope is a mismatched team of fugitive hackers and a militia of survivalist hicks. Together they will fight to uncover the truth about the List and take down the Program.Orphans of Liberty is a near-future action thriller.

In Knapp’s world of heart-pounding car chases, hilarious paranoid conspiracy theorists, and dark revelations about the twisted politics in this possible America, innocence is irrelevant and the "truth" cannot be trusted.




About the Author

Author Nathan S.M. Knapp
Author Nathan S.M. Knapp
Nathan S.M. Knapp is an author, educator, and baseball fanatic. His short fiction has appeared in the literary magazine One Throne and the short story collection "Death and Pestilence." His short fiction has been nominated for the Journey Prize (a national literary award for debut short fiction).

His debut novel, Orphans of Liberty, is a near-future thriller.

Originally from Canada, he currently lives in Central Florida.



Connect with Nathan S.M. Knapp via the Author's Website
and on Twitter: @nathansmknapp

Thursday, January 03, 2019

Featured Indie Book: Magic Required (HS Paisley)


Magic Required (HS Paisley)

Featured Indie Book on Indie Author News: Urban Fantasy Magic Required: A Lochlan Ellyll Novel by HS Paisley.

Magic Required: A Lochlan Ellyll Novel is the story of a man trying to find a redemption he doesn't believe he deserves. There are loose ties to Celtic Mythology. The Story comes alive because of its characters. They characters are a mix of ethnic background, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, and nationality. They all have stark personalities that you grow to love or hate as the novel pushes towards its conclusion.

The Book has been self-published via Amazon and IngramSpark and is available as eBook and Paperback - 310 pages - December 2018.


About the Book

IN THE YEAR 2047, Lochlan takes the bus to his soul-sucking job answering phones to remain unnoticed. Life is easier that way. Little attachment. Few friends. That means less people caught in the crossfire when he loses control again. The last time he came close to losing it was when he was around Zemila. That was five years ago, just before he disappeared. That was why he disappeared.

He’s good at that. Disappearing. Resettling. Being overlooked.

That is, until the visions started.

Prophetic visions. That’s when he knew the Old World had found him.

These weren’t the fun kind of visions… if there were such a thing. They were the watch-people-die kind, the try-to-stop-it-before-it-happened kind, the maybe-save-some-lives kind.

He thought the visions were his redemption. A redemption he didn’t believe he deserved. When one of them led him to Zemila, he thought it meant he wasn’t a danger to her anymore. That he wasn’t a danger to anyone anymore.

Power attracts enemies. Lochlan thought he’d learned this lesson.

He was wrong. Wrong about the visions. Wrong about everything. And it was going to cost him.

Him and everyone he loved.

Magic Required (HS Paisley)
Click to Read an Excerpt

Reviews (Excerpts)

- "[...] I really liked how it started off not having a big, long, boring, backstory. Paisley did a very good job of putting a lot of import details throughout the story as it was being told. We learned a lot about Loch’s past at the same time other characters did, which was enjoyable for me.
The storyline never fell flat. There was always something fun, interesting, and mysterious happening, that all came together at the end. Every character had their own personality and impact to the story line and I luved every one of them!"
- Kelli (Amazon)

- "I really enjoyed this novel! It was fast paced, kept my attention, and had plenty of magic, mystery, and lore to make my fantasy heart swell! The characters are well rounded and the plot continued to move forward, which is necessary for a book that could potentially have sequels. I enjoyed reading this and look forward to more novels by H.S. Paisley!" - Amazon


About the Author

Author HS Paisley
Author HS Paisley
HS Paisley grew up in Toronto, Canada. At the age of 18, she left her hometown to play basketball for the University of Ottawa. Paisley graduated in 2012 with a Bachelor of Arts and three All-Canadian awards to her name.

After university Paisley played one year of professional basketball in Germany. While there, she began to write her first full length novel. In the fall of 2014, Paisley hung up her basketball shoes and went back to school. She spent a year at college before deciding to focus on her writing.

In 2015, Paisley realized she wasn’t done with basketball and started training again. In the fall of 2016, she signed her second professional contract, this time in France. Basketball gave Paisley the freedom to write nearly full time.

Now she is completing her fourth pro season while working on the second installment of the Lochlan Ellyll Series.




Links to the Book

Connect with the Author via the Author's Website

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Connect with the Author via on Twitter: @hspaisley

Link to the Paperback Magic Required on Amazon

Link to the eBook Magic Required on Amazon

Magic Required (HS Paisley)

Saturday, December 29, 2018

3 Tips to Indie SUCCESS from 3 Successful Authors


Asking successful Indie Authors:
3 TIPS TO SUCCESS FROM 3 SUCCESSFUL AUTHORS

Indie Author Tip
We’re a few years into the rocket ship that is independent publishing, so most of us have read countless articles and books on the ‘how to’ and ‘what not to’ and ‘try this’ types of tutelages. The Indie Author has become a successful one-man and one-woman show. We’re educated in the fields of production and marketing. So of course many of these tips and articles have proven effective! But because our industry has grown with so many success stories out there, we can now start asking deeper questions on the motivation that has driven these successful authors.
As cover designer, illustrator and writer I’ve worked with countless independent authors and publishers. On this journey with them all I’ve seen some authors enjoy incredible achievements.
However, how do we measure an author’s success? Is it the amount of books sold, awards won – or is it the mere fact that so many authors have to overcome various challenges to complete a book, or even series?

‘Success’ is NOT just one thing. Its many things.

In my humble opinion, I would say it’s all of the above. ‘Success’ is NOT just one thing. Its many things.
It has been my privilege to work with these three authors, from diverse genres, who have gone onto publishing numerous books, won awards and even kick-started a whole product range!
So I asked them this question: “How did you go from ‘Wanting to write a book’ to now having published and doing so much more?”
All three answered generously (and authentically), and it’s my honor to share their insights with all authors out there, new or established. Each of these answers resonate with me, and I KNOW every author will find an echoing thought and driving inspiration.


HOW DO YOU ACHIEVE YOUR WRITING SUCCESS?

A.J. CULEY -Young Adult and Children’s Book Author
(@ajculey)

Tweet-worthy: “It’s not about reaching the peak. It’s about the journey to get there and then the journey to the next one.” – A.J. Culey

Author A.J. Culey
Author A.J. Culey
I think for much of my life I was waiting for the stars to align – for me to have the energy, the time, the inspiration AND the motivation all in the same moment. This is how years passed with plenty of ideas and tons of story starts but no finishes. Eventually I realized the stars would never align, at least not perfectly, for me to ever feel like this was the one moment I had to write. And that was my big lesson – realizing the moment had always been and always would be now.

So I started taking classes and I joined writers’ communities and I began to take my writing seriously. I think that's the big thing. We have to take ourselves seriously, as artists, as writers, as creative thinkers. And in that process of taking myself, my craft and my dreams seriously, one book led to another and another until one day I woke to the realization that I was an award-winning author with twelve published books in three different genres and several more on the way.

But to say “I woke” to that realization is to somehow imply that it just happened, which really isn’t the case at all. The truth is I invested the time and money in developing my career. I focused on the goal, invested financially in amazing book covers and illustrations, not to mention promotions, and committed my time to writing quality stories. I just plain did the hard work. And I think the big thing for me moving forward is to keep doing that hard work. I can’t stop to rest on my laurels. I have to constantly work at developing my craft and reaching for that next great story.

It’s not about reaching the peak. It’s about the journey to get there and then the journey to the next one.

Thursday, December 27, 2018

New Indie Book Release: Magic Required (HS Paisley)


New Indie Book Release:
Magic Required: A Lochlan Ellyll Novel - HS Paisley
Urban Fantasy (310 Pages - December 2018)

Magic Required: A Lochlan Ellyll Novel is the story of a man trying to find a redemption he doesn't believe he deserves. There are loose ties to Celtic Mythology. The Story comes alive because of its characters. The characters are a mix of ethnic background, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, and nationality. They all have stark personalities that you grow to love or hate as the novel pushes towards its conclusion.

About the Book

Magic Required (HS Paisley)
Click to Read an Excerpt
IN THE YEAR 2047, Lochlan takes the bus to his soul-sucking job answering phones to remain unnoticed. Life is easier that way. Little attachment. Few friends. That means less people caught in the crossfire when he loses control again. The last time he came close to losing it was when he was around Zemila. That was five years ago, just before he disappeared. That was why he disappeared.

He’s good at that. Disappearing. Resettling. Being overlooked.

That is, until the visions started.

Prophetic visions. That’s when he knew the Old World had found him.

These weren’t the fun kind of visions… if there were such a thing. They were the watch-people-die kind, the try-to-stop-it-before-it-happened kind, the maybe-save-some-lives kind.

He thought the visions were his redemption. A redemption he didn’t believe he deserved. When one of them led him to Zemila, he thought it meant he wasn’t a danger to her anymore. That he wasn’t a danger to anyone anymore.

Power attracts enemies. Lochlan thought he’d learned this lesson.

He was wrong. Wrong about the visions. Wrong about everything. And it was going to cost him.

Him and everyone he loved.





About the Author

Author HS Paisley
Author HS Paisley
HS Paisley grew up in Toronto, Canada. At the age of 18, she left her hometown to play basketball for the University of Ottawa. Paisley graduated in 2012 with a Bachelor of Arts and three All-Canadian awards to her name.

After university Paisley played one year of professional basketball in Germany. While there, she began to write her first full length novel. In the fall of 2014, Paisley hung up her basketball shoes and went back to school. She spent a year at college before deciding to focus on her writing.

In 2015, Paisley realized she wasn’t done with basketball and started training again. In the fall of 2016, she signed her second professional contract, this time in France. Basketball gave Paisley the freedom to write nearly full time.

Now she is completing her fourth pro season while working on the second installment of the Lochlan Ellyll Series.


Connect with HS Paisley via the Author's Website
and on Twitter: @hspaisley

Thursday, December 20, 2018

Featured Indie Book: Full Circle (E. E. Kellogg)


Full Circle (E. E. Kellogg)
Featured Indie Book on Indie Author News: (Small Town) Romance Novel Full Circle by E. E. Kellogg.

Full Circle is a story of family, love, romance, community, and food, set in small-town and rural Maine. Spanning a decade, Full Circle is the first novel in the Seasons’ Turn series. A book full of decent people, holiday feasts and family tables, long-standing traditions, family friendships lasting generations. The lives of those who live with Nature up close. Mistakes and revelations, loves and deaths and romances.

The Book has been self-published via Amazon and is available as eBook and Paperback - 413 pages - released in December 2018.

About the Book

Haven Point sits at the tip of one of the peninsulas along Maine’s Bold Coast – the landscape is beautiful, but life there can be as hard as Maine winters.

When Seth Greenlaw ’s father dies, the 17-year-old needs all his determination to keep his brilliant 12-year-old brother out of foster care, and see him into college. Good thing he has plenty of it.

Gwen Hardie, the headstrong, red-haired girl next door, cooks like nobody’s business, and calls Seth her favorite ‘brother.’ Seth’s feelings for her are not brotherly, but what he wants for himself has to go on the back burner, and Gwen is sent to college in Boston. There, she finds the new life – and the opportunities – her parents want for her.

But tragedy strikes, and, heartsick and homesick, Gwen returns to Haven Point. Will Seth find the words to tell her how passionately he’s always loved her? He’s used to keeping his secret. If he does, can Gwen come to see him as something more than her best-beloved brother?

Or will the revelation wreck the closeness they both depend on?

Full Circle (E. E. Kellogg)
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Reviews (Excerpts)

- "A story you'll love, widely varying characters you'll care about. Lots of love - family, romantic. Lots of food at family tables and details of holiday feasts. A heart-warming family saga. [...]"

Saturday, December 15, 2018

New Indie Book Release: Silkworm (Kevin Land Patrick)


New Indie Book Release:
Silkworm - Kevin Land Patrick
Techno-Thriller (265 Pages - December 2018)

Silkworm is about Elle, the main protagonist, who is afflicted by stunning looks and an analytical mind that isolate her from social contact and stereotype her, she is wed to and passionate toward her country, job and sense of moral boundaries on how to combat terrorism.


About the Book

Silkworm (Kevin Land Patrick)
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Manipulation for altruistic gain masks greed. Terrorists have committed the unthinkable, nuclear and conventional attacks on the world’s vulnerable infrastructure. A group so powerful that many of the events of the last half-century may be tied to them. Elle Hardwick isn’t the standard CIA operative and her means and methods aren’t conventional. She won’t stop in her hunt for them across the globe and ultimately into the White House.

1987, the “Tanker War” escalates in the Gulf as the Iran-Iraq War moves into its 7th year. Tankers and their escorts are attacked, crashing the world’s markets. Black Monday. 2010, the unexplained Flash Crisis nearly triggers a global recession. And two years ago, nuclear terrorism against America’s vulnerable water and electrical infrastructure triggers recession and massive loss of life. Now, an attack by a rogue North Korean artillery base decimates Seoul. All the attacks are traced to one organization, led by men who hide in plain sight.

As the attacks escalate, the world’s intelligence agencies are infiltrated, compromised. For Elle Hardwick, an CIA officer unconventional in every way, the solution is simple, assemble trusted team members and go dark from Langley before the group launches an attack that will push the world into economic ruin. Hours are all that Elle has as she hunts them across the globe and ultimately into the White House.



Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Featured Indie Book: The Ghost Beside Us (Pete Nunweiler)


The Ghost Beside Us (Pete Nunweiler)

Featured Indie Book on Indie Author News: Paranormal / Suspense Thriller The Ghost Beside Us by Pete Nunweiler.

The Ghost Beside Us is where paranormal romance meets suspense thriller. It will grab you from the very first page and won’t let go until the last.

The Book has been self-published via As We See It and is available as eBook, Paperback, and Audiobook - 248 pages - November 2018.




About the Book

Everybody has secrets.

To keep his promise to his widower, Toby Miller is learning to live again without his wife who died in a car accident. Just as he began to settle into his Forever House in the mountains of Tennessee, the couple's dream house proved to be anything but settled.

Toby learns more about his gift when he sees entities in various places and he questions his own sanity. This is one gift he's not sure he wants.

Toby's lady friend, Alex is holding on to another secret that directly impacts Toby and their trust and relationship is tested.

Is Sara really back?

The Ghost Beside Us (Pete Nunweiler)
Click to Read an Excerpt

Reviews (Excerpts)

- "I read this book in less than 48 hours because I couldn't put it down. It is incredibly descriptive and it's very easy to place yourself in the scene. I love raw emotion, mystery, the paranormal and suspense, this book has it all. Read it...it won't disappoint. [...]" - Amazon

Monday, December 10, 2018

Featured Indie Book: Radioactive Evolution (Richard Hummel)


Radioactive Evolution (Richard Hummel)

Featured Indie Book on Indie Author News: Science Fiction / Fantasy Novel Radioactive Evolution by Richard Hummel.

Radioactive Evolution is set in a dystopian, post-apocalyptic world hundreds of years after nuclear war decimated the earth's population. It is a story about one man's quest which lead him on a wild adventure fraught with danger, intrigue, and discovery.

The Book has been self-published via Amazon and is available as eBook, Hardcover, and Paperback - 492 pages - November 2018.


About the Book

The elite of society fled to cities created to float in the skies and oceans after nuclear war destroyed much of the planet, leaving humanity to die and fend off the many mutated creatures that roam its surface.

Jared Cartwright sets out to explore the wastelands nearly a decade after a brilliant scientist released nanotechnology across the globe, allowing man to survive the nuclear radiation permeating the air. He leaves the safety of his colony following a tragedy.

Unbeknownst to him, the tragedy was entirely preventable and those in power are to blame.

Jared uncovers the truth through a series of surprising events and finds himself in a quest to bring vengeance and justice to those deserving.

Radioactive Evolution (Richard Hummel)
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Reviews (Excerpts)

- "The story was amazing and it was so well constructed. I loved how the twists and turns took the story to new heights. The dialogues showed so much more about the characters and showed how vital each and every one of them was. I enjoyed the smooth flow of the story. The action was intense, and the emotions were too. I could feel what Jared was feeling. I could feel his fear, his energy and his own desire to fight on. Radioactive Evolution is a wonderful and very entertaining reading experience." - Rabia Tanveer

- "Richard Hummel has created a fantastical adventure that is so visceral it feels real, and overall I'd definitely recommend Radioactive Evolution to all readers of dark science fiction, post apocalyptic and dystopian worlds" - K.C. Finn

Wednesday, December 05, 2018

New Indie Book Release: The Ghost Beside Us (Pete Nunweiler)


New Indie Book Release:
The Ghost Beside Us - Pete Nunweiler
Paranormal / Suspense Thriller (248 Pages - December 2018)

The Ghost Beside Us is where paranormal romance meets suspense thriller. It will grab you from the very first page and won’t let go until the last.

"I read this book in less than 48 hours because I couldn't put it down. It is incredibly descriptive and it's very easy to place yourself in the scene. I love raw emotion, mystery, the paranormal and suspense, this book has it all. Read it...it won't disappoint. [...]" - Reader Review


About the Book

The Ghost Beside Us (Pete Nunweiler)
Click to Read an Excerpt

Everybody has secrets.

To keep his promise to his widower, Toby Miller is learning to live again without his wife who died in a car accident. Just as he began to settle into his Forever House in the mountains of Tennessee, the couple's dream house proved to be anything but settled.

Toby learns more about his gift when he sees entities in various places and he questions his own sanity. This is one gift he's not sure he wants.

Toby's lady friend, Alex is holding on to another secret that directly impacts Toby and their trust and relationship is tested.

Is Sara really back?





Sunday, December 02, 2018

New Indie Book Release: Radioactive Evolution (Richard Hummel)


New Indie Book Release:
Radioactive Evolution - Richard Hummel
Science Fiction / Fantasy (492 Pages - November 2018)

Radioactive Evolution is set in a dystopian, post-apocalyptic world hundreds of years after nuclear war decimated the earth's population. It is a story about one man's quest which lead him on a wild adventure fraught with danger, intrigue, and discovery.


About the Book

Radioactive Evolution (Richard Hummel)
Click to Read an Excerpt
The elite of society fled to cities created to float in the skies and oceans after nuclear war destroyed much of the planet, leaving humanity to die and fend off the many mutated creatures that roam its surface.

Jared Cartwright sets out to explore the wastelands nearly a decade after a brilliant scientist released nanotechnology across the globe, allowing man to survive the nuclear radiation permeating the air. He leaves the safety of his colony following a tragedy.

Unbeknownst to him, the tragedy was entirely preventable and those in power are to blame.

Jared uncovers the truth through a series of surprising events and finds himself in a quest to bring vengeance and justice to those deserving.



Saturday, December 01, 2018

Featured Indie Book: Cobasfang Justice Returns (David Walker)


Cobasfang Justice Returns (David Walker)

Featured Indie Book on Indie Author News: YA Fantasy Novel Cobasfang Justice Returns by David Walker.

Cobasfang Justice Returns is a fun filled adventure story that filled the author's son's dreams for years. It started like every evening with three questions. Present, past or future? The story revolves around a young boy and his adventures in a fantasy land, battling creatures and getting into trouble.

The Book has been published via Page Publishing and is available as eBook and Paperback - 468 pages - July 2018.


About the Book

Cobasfang Justice Returns, is a new and exciting family adventure story that follows an impulsive young boy’s desperate journey through the treacherous realm of the Shadow Forest. In a noble quest to find the miraculous Blue Fire Rubies, Ty’s incredible journey quickly turned into a battle for his own survival and the future of his people.

This amazing adventure through the Shadow Forest will pit Ty against the most ferocious creatures that slither and creep in the dark shadows of fear. Outside of the safety of the protective barrier wall of razer bushes that surrounds his home, lurk mighty creatures that devour anyone that trespasses into their world. A haunting land filled with massive snakes, invisible spiders, giant monsters formed from stone, and insect creatures so hideous and evil that they ride on the backs of giant rats to surround and devour their prey. Deep within this formidable land and desperate for survival, Ty will form an alliance with the most unexpected team of creatures. A fierce, slithery, fifty-foot vipercon named Normack and Torg, a half-man half-reptilian Zintarian Guardian will join together to survive. Throughout this desperate journey, their constant taunting and never-ending teasing of each other, this ragtag trio will blast into the unexpected corners of the Shadow Forest until finally the desperation and the determination of Ty’s quest collide together. It would be at that moment that Ty will realize his destiny.

In the quiet of the night, as thoughts turn to anticipation, the dreams of the future will be determined by the actions of one… Ty will realize his destiny, the prophesized legend of “Cobasfang” rises again!

Cobasfang Justice Returns (David Walker)
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Reviews (Excerpts)

- "It's a very interesting read of heroic fantasy in the tradition of Edgar Rice Burroughs, Robert E Howard & Rick Riordan" - Larry Kenton

- "This book is excellent for a family read, and funny." - Sheena L. Scott