Wednesday, June 20, 2018

New Indie Book Release: Jurassic Jail (William Alan Webb)


New Indie Book Release:
Jurassic Jail - William Alan Webb
Science Fiction (441 Pages - June 2018)

Jurassic Jail is a Science-Fiction Novel about time travel with a dose of military and covert ops like "Spectre agents chasing Mad Max through Jurassic Park."

"After the heart-pounding finale, you won't see the shocking ending coming. Guaranteed to keep you awake at night."" - Reader Review


About the Book

Jurassic Jail (William Alan Webb)
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In the Jurassic, nobody cares if you scream.

The first spinoff from the immensely popular Last Brigade series finds a future America that is dangerous and nearly bankrupt. The interstate highways are littered with the rusting hulks of shot-up cars and trucks and only heavily armed criminals dare travel the backroads.

When the USA becomes embroiled in an arms race with Russia, China and other countries to develop time travel for military purposes, the body count goes up. Such a project attracts the best and the brightest as well as the worst and the psychotic.

But not everyone has given up on the rule of law. Fayette County, TN, D.A. Pete Dance wants to prosecute the murder of a man whose fossilized remains turn up after a series of devastating earthquakes. The problem is that the victim is still alive.





About the Author

Author William Alan Webb
Author William Alan Webb
William Alan Webb majored in creative writing and it took 25 years to forget all of that. Once he did, his first series rocketed up the sales charts and has stayed there. His first fantasy book won the 2018 Darrell Award for Best Novella and next year Helion Books will publish his first non-fiction World War 2 military book.

A West Tennessee native, Webb grew up reading history books, comic books, Conan, Starship Troopers and just about anything else he could get his hands on. As the world's oldest teenager, not much has changed. The truth is, he's a really big nerd who also loved played basketball and baseball and almost anything else that was fun. Including chess. He was Tennessee state team champion in 1972.

He's also pretty loyal. If he's your friend then he's your friend, regardless of circumstance. Kind of like a really good dog, except he doesn't pant as much and usually drinks from a glass, not a bowl.


Connect with William Alan Webb via the Author's Website
and on Twitter: @JointheBrigade1

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Featured Indie Book: A Nighttime of Forever (Matthew S. Cox)


A Nighttime of Forever (Matthew S. Cox)
Featured Indie Book on Indie Author News: Paranormal Urban Fantasy (Vampire) A Nighttime of Forever by Matthew S. Cox.

A Nighttime of Forever is an emotional, character-driven story that juxtaposes the fantastic elements of an immortal with mundane suburban life of a teenage girl. The book combines elements of often sarcastic humor with dramatic and endearing moments. One beta reader called it a “reverse Buffy” (since the female lead is the vampire).

The Book has been self-published via Amazon and is available as eBook, Paperback, and Audiobook - 241 pages - released in February 2018.


About the Book

Sarah Wright woke up a few times after parties in strange places―but the morgue’s a first.

At eighteen, she’s eager for a taste of independence, moving out of state to attend college. A change of scenery is extra-needed due to a bad breakup with her boyfriend, Scott. However, soon after escaping the body cooler, she makes two startling realizations: vampires are real, and she is one.

There’s nothing quite like an untimely death to ruin plans. California’s sunny beaches aren’t the best place for vampires to chill, and worse, not only does she wind up stuck in Seattle, she’s still living (figuratively) with her parents.

They take the news surprisingly well―after all, it’s better than burying her―even helping move her bedroom to the basement. A disinterested sire, distraught friends, nosy Men in Black, and awestruck younger siblings complicate her adjustment to the new normal of being an immortal still subject to her parents’ rules.

Undeath has its perks, but it also brings enemies. Without a copy of ‘Fangs for Dummies,’ Sarah’s left scrambling for answers when one such new enemy attacks her siblings and friends. If she can’t figure out how to vampire, her attempt to spare her family the grief of losing her may wind up killing them.

A Nighttime of Forever (Matthew S. Cox)
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Reviews (Excerpts)

- "Fun, fast read. Well written. Very likable protagonist." - Austin Erin

- "Matthew Cox writes a fun, fantastical, and wimsy look at being a teenage vampire that has you laughing. The characters are so lovable and the heroine is dripping with sarcasm. You follow a new vampire thru the trials of finding her powers and seeking revenge. A must read!" - Amanda (Amazon)

- "[...] Everyone knows vampires exsist for very long periods of time, and the ones who have been around the longest seem to be the ones with the most problems and cause the most problems! This is a great, fun read, and I look forward to reading more of Sarah’s adventures among the undead!" - Brandy Y.

- "[...] well written, funny and interesting characters. for someone like me, who reads a LOT of books, I like something different and this was definitely different!" - Amazon


About the Author

Author Matthew S. Cox
Author Matthew S. Cox
Matthew S. Cox has been creating science fiction and fantasy worlds for most of his reasoning life, which early on, took the form of roleplaying game settings.

Since 1996, he has developed the “Divergent Fates” world, in which Division Zero, Virtual Immortality, The Awakened Series, The Harmony Paradox, and the Daughter of Mars series take place.

Matthew is an avid gamer, a recovered WoW addict, Gamemaster for two custom systems, and a fan of anime, British humor, and intellectual science fiction that questions the nature of reality, life, and what happens after it.





Links to the Author and the Book

Connect with the Author via the Author's Website at CQ

Connect with the Author on Twitter: @mscox_fiction

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Link to the Audiobook A Nighttime of Forever on Amazon

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Link to the eBook A Nighttime of Forever on Amazon

Monday, June 18, 2018

Featured Indie Book: Flawed Machines (J. Tyler Copeland)


Flawed Machines (J. Tyler Copeland)

Featured Indie Book on Indie Author News: Science Fiction / Fantasy Novel Flawed Machines by J. Tyler Copeland.

Flawed Machines is a fascinating story of purpose-driven people, time travel, and unexpected consequences when the former two collide. An underlying special quality of this book is the timeline of henosis and the inevitable control of the universe by artificial intelligence.

The Book has been self-published via Amazon and is available as eBook and Paperback - 262 pages - released in April 2018.


About the Book

It has been five years since Osmond Diaz’s return to Chun from his seemingly endless journey abroad. Now, Andres (his unique research assistant) and Osmond must find a new purpose as their extensive project has finally come to an end.

While refamiliarizing with the vibrant Chun region, trouble ensues from an eerie tech-infused cult, the Mounean Order, as they begin to trail every step Osmond and Andres take.

What the Mounean Order intends to do when they meet Osmond and Andres is nothing short of a mystery, so the two may need the help of friends and acquaintances Osmond hasn’t seen in years. The question remains, “What do they truly want?”

Flawed Machines (J. Tyler Copeland)
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Reviews (Excerpts)

- "Flawed Machines is a beautiful creation of a Frankenstein tale influenced by Asimov's brilliantly contemplative, robotic scenery." - Reader Review

Friday, June 15, 2018

Featured Indie Book: Orope -The White Snake (Guenevere Lee)


Orope -The White Snake (Guenevere Lee)

Featured Indie Book on Indie Author News: Historical Fantasy Novel Orope -The White Snake by Guenevere Lee.

Orope -The White Snake explores a world in decline, at the end of the Bronze Age, and the attempts by some to turn to the gods to stop the oncoming apocalypse.

The Book has been published via Morgan James Fiction and is available as eBook and Paperback - 286 pages - released in March 2018.


About the Book

The Whisperers of the Gods have seen the vision – the gods will destroy the world in a flood because people have corrupted and forgotten the old ways . Three are chosen, Tersh, Kareth, and Sha’di, to go out and warn the world: the gods must be appeased.

In Orope – the White Snake Tersh must leave her children and travel to Matawe, the kingdom in the mountains. She must also care for Kareth and keep him out of trouble. Kareth, told since birth that he is destined for greatness, has been expecting this moment. Certain that he is ready, he quickly discovers that his confidence and curiosity have a tendency to lead him into dangerous situations. Sha’di finds himself travelling alone to find the people of the jungle, the Petzuhallpa. The jungle seems like a paradise, until he discovers the darker rituals practiced within.

Samaki is a merchant who returns to Mahat to find his home destroyed, his father dead, and no one to buy his expensive cargo. With his first mate Tiyharqu, the merchant struggles to move forward after his entire world has been upended. The stories of these four travellers intersect and entwine with each other as they move towards their destinations. Guided by visions the Whisperers must use their wits to survive in these strange new lands that would rather use them as political pawns than listen to their warnings.

Orope -The White Snake (Guenevere Lee)
Click to Read an Excerpt

Reviews (Excerpts)

- "Very beautiful descriptions, interesting characters. A little violent. The time period is well researched and feels real. Love the maps." - B. Thornton

- "As a fantasy/sci-fi fan and history lover, I found Orope refreshing since it’s placed in a fantastical bronze age in the already saturated market of medieval-fantasy novels.
The book’s world was heavily influenced by both Ancient Egypt and pre-Columbian American people [...]"
- Noel Sayar

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

New Indie Book Release: Reversed - A Memoir (Lois Letchford)


New Indie Book Release:
Reversed: A Memoir - Lois Letchford
Non-Fiction Memoir (285 Pages - March 2018)

Reversed: A Memoir illustrates how easily children can fall into the educational abyss, and why we must understand that not all children learn the same way. Readers will laugh and cry, cheering for those often sidelined in our society. Nothing is impossible when one digs deep, and looks at students through a new lens.

"Read this book and you'll be challenged by questions about traditional teaching methods, measures of success and failure and what shapes how we view ourselves." - Reader Review


About the Book

Reversed - A Memoir (Lois Letchford)
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A journey from “the worst child in 20 years of teaching,” to Ph.D., Oxford University.

When Lois Letchford learns her son has been diagnosed with a low IQ at the end of grade one, she refuses to give up on his future. Testing showed Nicholas had no spatial awareness, limited concentration, and could only read ten words; he is labeled "learning disabled," a designation considered more derogatory than "dyslexia."

The world of education is quick to cast him aside. Lois begins working with him one-on-one. What happens next is a journey--spanning three continents, unique teaching experiments, never-ending battles with the school system, a mother's discovery of her own learning blocks, and a bond fueled by the desire to rid Nicholas of the "disabled" label.

Reversed is a memoir of profound determination that follows the highs and lows of overcoming impossible odds, turning one woman into a passionate teacher for children who have been left behind.




Monday, June 11, 2018

Featured Indie Book: A u 7 9 - A Tracker Novel (Anita Dickason)


A u 7 9 - A Tracker Novel (Anita Dickason)

Featured Indie Book on Indie Author News: Thriller / Suspense A u 7 9 - A Tracker Novel by Anita Dickason.

A u 7 9 - A Tracker Novel: While the plot and characters of A u 7 9 are fictional, it is based on fact. In 2015, the State of Texas Legislature approved a new bill that set in motion a series of events.

The Book has been published via Mystic Circle Books and is available as eBook and Paperback - 314 pages - released in May 2018.


About the Book

What links the two largest Texas Universities to the disappearance of Laredo ATF agent, Stuart Dyson? When the investigation stalls, FBI Tracker Adrian Dillard is sent to Texas, and he’s not greeted with open arms.

Plagued by resentment from local agents, his uncanny intuition kicks into high gear when every lead ends with a dead body. Who knows more than they are telling? Is the missing agent an unwitting victim, or a deadly mastermind? And who is staying one step ahead of him?

Dyson’s fiancée, Homicide Detective Tracy Harlowe, may have the answers, but she’s not talking. The secrets the impetuous detective is hiding could very well get her killed.

A chilling discovery puts Homeland Security on high alert. Pressure mounts as the President demands answers. When Tracy disappears, Adrian knows he’s running out of time. There’s only one question left.

Who dies next?

A u 7 9 - A Tracker Novel (Anita Dickason)
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Reviews (Excerpts)

- "[...] It is mystery. It is intrigue. It is interesting. It is well crafted. It is impressive. It is apt. It is everything a fast-paced investigative thriller should be Five stars for A u 7 9, perhaps a little something more for that clever title." - David Gunner

- "Anita is a new author for me, and I'm so glad I bought this book! What a great suspense/mystery. Dead ends everywhere, and time is running out to figure out what needs to be done. Fantastic story.[...]" - D.Y. Danis

Sunday, June 10, 2018

Featured Indie Book: Slay the Dragon (Laura A. Zubulake)


Slay the Dragon (Laura A. Zubulake)

Featured Indie Book on Indie Author News: Political Fiction / Suspense Slay the Dragon by Laura A. Zubulake.

Slay the Dragon is a topical, provocative political suspense story about corruption and crime, the causes and consequences of the opioid crisis, truth and justice, and what is perceived as right versus wrong.
Slay the Dragon was a FINALIST in the 12th Annual National Indie Excellence Awards for New Fiction.

The Book has been self-published via Amazon and is available as eBook and Paperback - 288 pages - released in March 2018.


About the Book

César Rosada is on a crusade. Descended from generations of coffee farmers, the former professional athlete turned politician is determined to improve life for the working class of his country.

As Minister of Finance, César is committed to righting decades of corruption, crime, and misguided economic policies, and defending progress made in the fight against the illegal drug trade. He anticipates resistance from those with money, power, and vested interests. However, he now confronts a burgeoning challenge—America’s opioid epidemic. This deadly crisis poses more than the usual conflict between law enforcement and organized crime.

It is a complex and insidious challenge with pervasive and deep-rooted origins. César’s adversaries intent on maintaining the status quo conspire and threaten everything for which he has worked. The stakes are high—a reversion to the days when drug syndicates rule, politicians collude and profit, and the people remain hopelessly trapped in a cycle of poverty.

César is conflicted, but must decide on a course of action. Weighing choices between what is perceived as right versus wrong, he pursues a path that for some is morally ambiguous.

Slay the Dragon (Laura A. Zubulake)
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Reviews (Excerpts)

- "[...] This political and crime thriller is better than I could have ever imagined. Zubulake is a fantastic author and has the ability to make a book, regardless of the number of pages, pass quickly! Wonderful read!" - Brandi Perry

- "Laura A. Zubulake weaves crime investigation, corruption, and social ills into the story of a man's gritty fight to defend his values and the lives that matter to him. [...] The conflict is developed at multiple levels, from the protagonist's struggle to reconcile his position with his core values, to the opposition he faces from his peers, and then there is the social plague of opioids. [...] The characters are believable, the plot intelligently done, and the prose exquisite. [...] The story is deft and balanced, as entertaining as it is thought-provoking." - R. Oserio

Thursday, June 07, 2018

Featured Indie Book: Never Knew (Maria Elena Martinez)


Never Knew (Maria Elena Martinez)

Featured Indie Book on Indie Author News: Romantic Suspense Novel Never Knew by Maria Elena Martinez.

Never Knew is a Romance Novel not only about love but there is some suspense as a mystery unfolds.

The Book has been published via Amazon and is available as eBook and Paperback - 186 pages - released in April 2018.




About the Book

Never Knew is a romantic suspense about Lexi-Anne Wineberry, who just inherited her grandfather’s hotel in Coral Gables, Florida with her brother, Jaxton Wineberry.

Being an attorney, her brother prefers to sell the business.

Lexi-Anne wants to try to be a hotel owner but knows nothing about running a hotel. She thinks that by relying on her employees and using the internet she can make it work. Only someone has other plans for and the company.

Lexi-Anne isn’t the most ideal victim though. She has the support and trust of her family and long-time boyfriend to help her accomplish whatever it is she wants.

Never Knew (Maria Elena Martinez)
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Tuesday, June 05, 2018

New Indie Book Release: Orope -The White Snake (Guenevere Lee)


New Indie Book Release:
Orope -The White Snake - Guenevere Lee
Historical Fantasy (286 Pages - March 2018)

Orope -The White Snake explores a world in decline, at the end of the Bronze Age, and the attempts by some to turn to the gods to stop the oncoming apocalypse.

"Very beautiful descriptions, interesting characters. A little violent. The time period is well researched and feels real. Love the maps." - Reader Review


About the Book

Orope -The White Snake (Guinevere Lee)
Click to Read an Excerpt
The Whisperers of the Gods have seen the vision – the gods will destroy the world in a flood because people have corrupted and forgotten the old ways . Three are chosen, Tersh, Kareth, and Sha’di, to go out and warn the world: the gods must be appeased.

In Orope – the White Snake Tersh must leave her children and travel to Matawe, the kingdom in the mountains. She must also care for Kareth and keep him out of trouble. Kareth, told since birth that he is destined for greatness, has been expecting this moment. Certain that he is ready, he quickly discovers that his confidence and curiosity have a tendency to lead him into dangerous situations. Sha’di finds himself travelling alone to find the people of the jungle, the Petzuhallpa. The jungle seems like a paradise, until he discovers the darker rituals practiced within.

Samaki is a merchant who returns to Mahat to find his home destroyed, his father dead, and no one to buy his expensive cargo. With his first mate Tiyharqu, the merchant struggles to move forward after his entire world has been upended. The stories of these four travellers intersect and entwine with each other as they move towards their destinations. Guided by visions the Whisperers must use their wits to survive in these strange new lands that would rather use them as political pawns than listen to their warnings.



Monday, June 04, 2018

New Indie Book Release: Master of Hounds (C.Steven Manley)


New Indie Book Release:
Master of Hounds - C.Steven Manley
Dark Urban Fantasy (380 Pages - May 2018)

Master of Hounds is a dark urban fantasy with a thriller twist - filled with magic, monsters, secret societies, and dark conspiracies.

"C. Steven Manley spins a pretty darned good tale about the darkness of evil and the powers of magic and mysticism. [...] I enjoyed the book because it was a good story and the author didn't let me down at the end." - Reader Review


About the Book

Master of Hounds (C.Steven Manley)
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Clint Mercer is about to get a crash course in magic.

After he barely survives an attack on the hospital where he works, Clint is quickly recruited by the brilliant but often unstable wizard, Arlo Dandridge.

Working on behalf of the mysterious Pickman Institute, the two men soon find themselves in a race to recover an ancient relic of deadly power before a centuries old warlock and his cult of militant followers can beat them to it.

With the lives of an entire city on the line, failure is not an option.







Saturday, June 02, 2018

New Indie Book Release: A u 7 9 - A Tracker Novel (Anita Dickason)


New Indie Book Release:
A u 7 9 : A Tracker Novel - Anita Dickason
Thriller / Suspense (314 Pages - May 2018)

A u 7 9: While the plot and characters of A u 7 9 are fictional, it is based on fact. In 2015, the State of Texas Legislature approved a new bill that set in motion a series of events.

"Riveting action thriller. Terrific dialogue, amazing intrigue and intense action keep you turning pages. Spirals to an explosive conclusion. Well-written. Excellent story!" - Reader Review


About the Book

A u 7 9 - A Tracker Novel (Anita Dickason)
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What links the two largest Texas Universities to the disappearance of Laredo ATF agent, Stuart Dyson? When the investigation stalls, FBI Tracker Adrian Dillard is sent to Texas, and he’s not greeted with open arms.

Plagued by resentment from local agents, his uncanny intuition kicks into high gear when every lead ends with a dead body. Who knows more than they are telling? Is the missing agent an unwitting victim, or a deadly mastermind? And who is staying one step ahead of him?

Dyson’s fiancée, Homicide Detective Tracy Harlowe, may have the answers, but she’s not talking. The secrets the impetuous detective is hiding could very well get her killed.

A chilling discovery puts Homeland Security on high alert. Pressure mounts as the President demands answers. When Tracy disappears, Adrian knows he’s running out of time. There’s only one question left.

Who dies next?



Friday, June 01, 2018

New Indie Book Release: Slay the Dragon (Laura A. Zubulake)


New Indie Book Release:
Slay the Dragon - Laura A. Zubulake
Political Fiction / Suspense (288 Pages - March 2018)

Slay the Dragon provides readers the essential ingredients for a page-turner of a suspense novel- tension, conspiracy, corruption, crime, a conflicted protagonist, intriguing villains, interwoven plot and sub-plots, and a lush tropical setting.
Slay the Dragon was a FINALIST in the 12th Annual National Indie Excellence Awards for New Fiction.

"Slay the Dragon by Laura A. Zubulake hooks you in immediately [...] The plot was superbly executed with the perfect mix of suspense and tension. The characters were gritty and true to life. [...] I highly recommend this superb piece of writing." - Reader Review


About the Book

Slay the Dragon (Laura A. Zubulake)
Click to Read an Excerpt
César Rosada is on a crusade. Descended from generations of coffee farmers, the former professional athlete turned politician is determined to improve life for the working class of his country.

As Minister of Finance, César is committed to righting decades of corruption, crime, and misguided economic policies, and defending progress made in the fight against the illegal drug trade. He anticipates resistance from those with money, power, and vested interests. However, he now confronts a burgeoning challenge—America’s opioid epidemic. This deadly crisis poses more than the usual conflict between law enforcement and organized crime.

It is a complex and insidious challenge with pervasive and deep-rooted origins. César’s adversaries intent on maintaining the status quo conspire and threaten everything for which he has worked. The stakes are high—a reversion to the days when drug syndicates rule, politicians collude and profit, and the people remain hopelessly trapped in a cycle of poverty.

César is conflicted, but must decide on a course of action. Weighing choices between what is perceived as right versus wrong, he pursues a path that for some is morally ambiguous.