Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Audio Book Review: To Beat the Devil

To Beat the Devil

By:  M.K. Gibson

Publish Date:  March 23, 2016, Audiobook Release January 3, 2017

Format:  Audiobook - 10 hrs 51 mins
Narrated By:  Shawn Purvis

Genre:  Fantasy

Series:  1st in The Technomancer series

Impression:  Cyborgs, technology, magic, Demi-gods, and demons. Totally awesome combination!

175 years have passed since God quit on mankind. Without his blessing, Hell itself, along with the ancient power of The Deep, were unleashed upon the world. Two world wars and oceans of blood later, a balance was reached. Demonkind took its place as the ruling aristocracy. Mankind, thanks to its ability to create, fell to the position of working proletariat. Alive, but not living.

Lucky Us.

Welcome to New Golgotha, the East Coast supercity. In it you will find sins and cyborgs, magic and mystery, vices without virtue and hell without the hope of heaven. In the middle of it all is Salem, smuggler extraordinaire and recluse immortal, who has lived and fought through the last two centuries, but his biggest battle is just beginning.

To Beat The Devil: A technomancer Novel is an incredible adventure full of cyborgs and demons, gods, magic, guns, puns and whiskey, humor and heart. Follow Salem as he embarks to discover the meaning of the very nature of what mankind is: our souls. And, who is trying to steal them.

First Sentence:
I was being followed by at least three demons.

Purchase At:
Amazon  /  Barnes & Nobles  /  Book Depository


My Thoughts and Summary:
*I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

I'm a sucker for a narrator who does different voices with the characters. So when Shawn spoke as a hellion or a demon, I smiled. He had me. Each character had their own sound/voice. When Shawn read Salem I found his voice monotone-ish. There didn't feel to have a lot of feeling to the character, however this could have been the character that's written. Salem is more of an even keel type character and independent with the life he's living.

Baltimore's Inner Harbor is turned into Razor Bay. There are demons of all sorts present. And we get a feel for the city from the get go. Wow, really did an overhaul on things when God left and demons arrived.

Salem is a very special person. What he can do and why caught my attention when he started explaining it. I really like this creation and blend for Salem and the world. Cyborgs, technology, magic, Demi-gods, and demons. Totally awesome combination!

I found the story very interesting as it's taking place years after God left. There's a reason for why he left, you get to know it. I liked this concept and spin on the world. There is a lot of details to the world and drops of how it came to be. As much as I enjoyed learning the past, sometimes I found it dragging and my mind drifted.

The story is well written in that we are given all the pieces we need before we get to the moment we need it. It all fits the events and scenes we come through. I had moments where I knew when we learned a small detail that backed current scenes as I came across them in the story. I like that I can connect those dots when reading/listening.

There is more to life than simply getting through. To feel and live it in your heart is important and what keeps you tethered to humanity. I love this feel I got. I don't know if it's a theme for the book or not, but it really stuck out for me. Salem comes through on the other side of this story learning this lesson. He may be starting to change from the closed off man to opening to those around him. There is a hint that we could get more in this world with Salem. I'm curious with this small drop.

****If you found my thoughts helpful, please click Yes at Amazon and/or Audible. Thank you!

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Guest Post: Last Cities of Earth

One last post for the Kickstarter Last Cities of Earth. I'll say, the images of these cities is worth picking up. I am loving these images! Hope you are enjoying them as well.

If you would like to pledge and join to get the anthology, head over to the Kickstarter now. There is only a few short days left.

LAST CITIES OF EARTH by Kevin J. Anderson

My friend Jeff Sturgeon is an amazing artist with an amazing imagination. I have watched him exhibit at science fiction conventions with his gorgeous and innovative paintings on burnished metal, but over the past several years Jeff has been possessed by a very energetic and demanding muse.

He’s developed a breathtaking science fiction concept, THE LAST CITIES OF EARTH, a future after the explosion of the great Yellowstone caldera makes the surface of the world uninhabitable, but with enough forewarning, the major cities have used new technology to levitate themselves above the clouds. Now, centuries have passed, and each city has developed its own culture, its own airships, and a new trading network is evolving. The ideas abound, and Jeff has created painting after painting of city after city.

New Las Vegas
With his new project, Jeff is opening it up to other authors, so that we each write a story based on a particular city. John Pitts, Jody Lynn Nye, Ian Douglas, Brenda Cooper, Mike Resnick, David Gerrold, and others. I am going to write about glitzy and seamy New Las Vegas and a group of genetically modified avian airship navigators. Each painting inspires a story, and all stories will be collected in an anthology.

But that only happens if the Kickstarter funds. One week remains, if you’d like to contribute. Help us meet our goal at

Author Bio:
Kevin J. Anderson is the author of more than 140 books, 56 of which have appeared on national or international bestseller lists; he has over 23 million copies in print in 30 languages. He has won or been nominated for the Nebula Award, Hugo Award, Bram Stoker Award, Shamus Award, the SFX Reader’s Choice Award, and New York Times Notable Book. Kevin has written numerous Star Wars projects, three X-Files novels, and he also collaborated with Dean Koontz on the novel Frankenstein: Prodigal Son.

As the publishers of WordFire Press, Kevin and his wife Rebecca Moesta have released two hundred eBook and print titles from Frank Herbert, Allen Drury, Alan Dean Foster, Michael A. Stackpole, Brian Herbert, David Farland, Jody Lynn Nye, Mike Resnick, Todd McCaffrey, Christie Golden, as well as their own backlist.

Monday, August 28, 2017

Guest Post: On the Grey Side

We have a great post with Raven Oak sharing about her story that will appear in the anthology Last Cities of Earth with artwork from Jeff Sturgeon. After you read this, you may want to jump over to that Kickstarter and pledge to get your copy.

On the Grey Side by Raven Oak

Post-apocalyptic media has always held a certain draw for me, even when I was young. I suspect it ties into my anxiety, which often imagines the worst-case scenario and ponders the what-next, but some of my fascination stems from old books read during childhood such as Alas, Babylon and On the Beach. All of this led to a lifetime love of the genre, zombies, and plagues, but that’s another blog post.

When I first saw Jeff Sturgeon’s floating cities, particularly his vision of how San Francisco's would rise above the clouds to avoid the after effects of the Yellowstone eruption, my brain spun a million ideas about the how and the why of such a city and its people. I love how it hovers above the Golden Gate Bridge while down below, a mer-person watches a lone airship cross rather ominous looking clouds. There are so many different directions a writer could go with such art before us. But San Francisco wasn’t the only piece to draw me in. The more I saw of Jeff’s Last Cities of Earth art series, the more I was excited to be involved. This is a project unlike any other I’ve seen and worth backing.

In the Last Cities of Earth anthology, my story takes place in Mexico City—or it’s floating city equivalent. After YE (Yellowstone Eruption), Mexico City is a ‘retched hive of scum and villainy’…I mean, it’s a city controlled by drug cartels and gangs. Being a large trading port for pirates and those less scrupulous, I wanted to tell a story about an airship captain whose down on her luck—like most captains tend to be.

I’ve always been drawn to writing gray characters—characters who are scoundrels and anti-heroes. I love characters like Malcolm Reynolds (Firefly) and Han Solo (Star Wars) because they feel a bit closer to the everyday people who make up our world. Humans know it’s wrong to steal, but if they had no other choice, who wouldn’t take a piece of bread to feed a starving child? One of the best parts of being a science fiction author is that exploration of morality and technology, something covered in the expanded universe of this world. Cities rush to survive the coming disaster, whether it be by natural or unnatural means. This changes humanity and its cities in ways that will be explored in the anthology and art book.

My own experiences with Mexico also drew me to the city. Before moving to Seattle (and writing full-time), I was a public school teacher in Texas in inner-city schools. The majority of my students were Hispanic and as many of them were born in Mexico, I spent many years surrounded by the cultures and flavors of this country. On the flip-side of that, I found myself amidst the gang culture and drug-cartels that often impacted the lives of my students in unimaginable and heartbreaking ways. Many of my students had a love-hate relationship with the place of their ancestry. They were proud of it, yet the stain of drugs and crime overshadowed what could be.

My hope is that with my pirate character, I can show how good can come from dark places in dark times, a lesson many of us could use these days.

Author Bio:
Award-winning and bestselling speculative fiction author Raven Oak is best known for Amaskan’s Blood (2016 Ozma Fantasy Award Winner and Epic Awards Finalist), Class-M Exile, and the collection Joy to the Worlds: Mysterious Speculative Fiction for the Holidays (Foreword Reviews 2016 Book of the Year Finalist). She also has several published short stories in anthologies such as Untethered: A Magic iPhone Anthology and Magic Unveiled.

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Sunday Post #177

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer ~ It's a chance to share news ~ A post to recap the past week on your blog, showcase books and things we have received and share new about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead.

I skipped last Sunday. Sorry. I just had to vegetate on the couch that morning. Things feel like they are moving so fast these days. I was working on wedding picture touch-ups I took for a dear friend and started content editing work that came in. Then trying to work during the day and cook dinner for kiddo so when he gets home from football he's got food to eat (he's starved!). Then tend to the dogs. Before I know it, the day is done and I'm sitting down at eight o'clock. O.o Where'd the day go?!

And I feel like I'm being lazy. Seriously. I've been so caught up with life's events and thing happening with family (nothing bad, just being with everyone) that I am falling behind again. Well, not that I really ever got caught up. lol.

I need to get back to exercising and get my blog back in order with links and such. Gah!


The Fit Booker:

Goal:  Workout in any form of exercise (or on Wii Fit) 2x's a week. (to feel better and hope to drop a few pants sizes)

How did I do last week... Seriously!? What's exercising?!?! lol. It's been to chaotic around here to get exercising in. How do others do this? Raise a family, work, AND exercise? O.o

What's Happening in Books:

Current Read:
Burn for Me by Ilona Andrews
AND Content Editing work

Current Audiobook:
Will start new on Monday

Current Podcast Book Listen:
Stonebriar Casefiles: Bad Alchemy by Laura Nicole Spencer (You can listen for free too!)

Finished Last Week: 
Should finish this week.

Audiobooks from Audible:
Greatshadow by James Maxey
To Beat the Devil by M.K. Gibson

Finished Podcast Book Listen:
Nothing yet.



Last Two Weeks on the Blog:

Cover Reveals: (click titles to go to post & learn more)


Around the Internet...

High Fantasy by Harmon Cooper

"I feel we get a closure to one piece of the story with Quantum. With his Proxima world he's lived in for eight years and finding Strata Godsick. This book also leaves open the next mission started here..."

The Dark Wife by Sarah Diemer

"Sarah's writing feels as though it's poetic with emotions strong in her words. The cadence of the telling, along with Veronica's vocals, felt to fit the old sway of words with the Greek gods and goddesses. The details and emotions invested into this story feel to be strong. There is such love written here. And in the voice! Veronica relates the strength of all the emotions present."

Beacon by Chess Desalls

"Of course we get a pleasant ending for Serah, after all. But the journey to the end is different through the globes. It's different for each person. I didn't expect the story to take the turn it did here, and I like it. The globe, the locket that's a door, and the delight to see who's where in the end."

Greatshadow by James Maxey

"I found it interesting how the characters on the journey to kill Greatshadow have their lives intertwined with this adventure. We learn a great deal about them and face dangers as we journey, and I didn't realize that we were still working to get to the dragon. I didn't feel as though the book needed to skip ahead or anything. I truly enjoyed the story from the view point we got it. "

Podcast Review:

Mama Bitchstress Reviews:



This Week to Come on the Blog:

I will write up two reviews and schedule.


Received In Last Two Weeks:
(Note: Links to Amazon are buy links where I could earn commission, in case you are interested.)

For Review Consideration:

Audio Books Requested for Review:
Reconnaissance in Force by Terry Mixon
Goodreads Synopsis:
When going to war, it pays to know your enemy. Particularly when they can crush you like a bug. 

Princess Kelsey Bandar has one slim chance to steal the tech her people need to survive. Only a bold strike deep into enemy space keeps the New Terran Empire alive. 

Success gives them a chance. Failure dooms them to death and worse. 

Kelsey and her friends once again risk everything for their people. If you love military science fiction and grand adventure on a galactic scale, grab “Reconnaissance in Force” and the rest of The Empire of Bones Saga.

End of Days by J.F. Penn
Goodreads Synopsis:
The thousand years are ended.

An ancient tablet is found in the ruins of Babylon that warns of the resurrection of a banished serpent in the final days. A sarcophagus is discovered in the deepest ocean locked by seven seals that are scattered through the ancient world.

As the Brotherhood of the Serpent race to find the seals before a rare lunar eclipse over the heart of Jerusalem, Agent Morgan Sierra and Jake Timber battle to find them first.

But this time, evil threatens to destroy all that Morgan loves and she must wrestle her own fear as well as an apocalyptic foe.

In a fast-paced adventure from the ruins of Iraq to the snake-handling churches of the Appalachian Mountains, from archaeological digs in Israel to snake-worshipping cults in Egypt, Morgan and Jake must find the seven seals and stop the resurrection of the Serpent before it’s too late.

End of Days is Book 9 in the ARKANE action adventure thriller series, but can be read as a stand-alone story.

Destroyers of Planets by L.A. Johnson
Goodreads Synopsis:
Enter a galaxy full of snarky comebacks, inappropriate use of tentacles, and a mythical warrior-girl on the edge in this fast-paced, Douglas Adams style space romp.

A life of captivity is getting to Kirian, the self-styled Destroyer of Planets. She has never actually destroyed any planets, but getting to choose your own title is one of the few perks you get when you work against your will for an evil Octopus Overlord.
In an attempt to regain her freedom, Kirian defies her tentacled boss and secretly saves Ari, the human she is supposed to kill. Can the two of them and a band of misfits join forces to thwart the Neon Octopus Overlord? And can a revolutionary rock song from an illegal grunge band save a planet?

Monster Born by Kris Austen Radcliffe
Goodreads Synopsis:
Elves, werewolves, witches, vampires, and the patchwork son of Victor Frankenstein… 

A little Penny Dreadful
A tad bit Fargo
All Northern Creatures. 

Welcome to Alfheim, Minnesota. 

I walked out of the Arctic and into Alfheim’s magic two centuries ago. The elves had no idea what to do with the giant, re-animated corpse in their midst other than to offer me what they had long offered all unloved and unwanted magicals — a home. Without elven magic, the Alfheim Werewolf Pack would descend into madness. Without the stability of the elves, the local vampires and witches would fall prey to their own evil natures. And without the elves, I would still be the rage-filled monster stitched together by my father’s genius and unholy hubris. 

Now, I have a good life. I have family. Friends. A community that supports and protects me. But some ghosts from rage-filled pasts are more horrific than others. Some want to rip apart more than just my soul. 

Some want my flesh. And now I must face a vampiric demon so powerful not even elven magic can stop it…. 

Join Frank Victorsson and the magical people of Alfheim, Minnesota, in Monster Born, the first novel in the new Northern Creatures series from Kris Austen Radcliffe. 

Skykeeper by S.M. Gaither
Goodreads Synopsis:

And all her life, Aven has been trained to prevent it from collapsing completely. As a keeper of her underwater empire, her blood is laced with the magic that allows her to seal the ‘sky’, to reinforce the barrier that holds the great Sea Above in place.

But that sea has never liked being restrained.

Strange things are happening in the western corners of the empire. There are rumors of increasingly broken skies. Rising flood waters. Of a tidal wave of destruction that is spreading, racing toward Aven's own peaceful, glittering kingdom. When a routine sky sealing goes tragically wrong, Aven finds herself thrust into a journey toward those hostile western lands, desperate for answers, for a way to stop that wave from surging deeper into the empire and lifting tensions between kingdoms already on the brink of war.

And what she discovers will challenge everything she thought she believed, forcing her to rise and meet an impossible destiny—or else watch the sky crash down and drown her along with the rest of her world.

Immortal Progeny by Phillipa Ballantine
Goodreads Synopsis:
For generations the world of Rahvas has been awash in holy war between its many temples.

Priests and priestesses have built towering monsters to destroy one another and prove their deity the One True God.

But those temples also made two mistakes. When three little girls came out of the void where Gods are born, they mistake them for humans and let them live.

Separated, Rowan, Vervain and Amaranth have lived out very different lives. One lived as a temple acolyte, another as meat for the creation of progeny, while the third learns the magic of the atheists.

As the sisters' power unfolds and they learn the truth of who they are, the temples and all those that fight for them will find a new war on their doorstep. Rahvas will become the battleground between gods and monsters.


Free Ebooks:
(On my Kindle and Nook App) Links to books under title. They may or may not be free at this time.
Born of Fire by A.L. Knorr
Goodreads Synopsis:
What doesn't kill you, makes you stronger. Right? 

Saxony Cagney counts herself lucky when she wins a position as an au pair in Venice for the summer. It's her responsibility to take care of two young boys - speak to them in English, make sure they get to their swimming lessons on time. Piece of cake, right? She unexpectedly forms a strong bond with the youngest, Isaia, although its a mystery why. She also meets two Italian men... both are smart, successful, sexy. So far things are going her way. Who doesn't like options? 

When she discovers that Isaia is actually dying, and his mom is trying to keep it a secret from his dad, things get a violent shove into complicated...and then contagious. She'll never be the same again. Just when she's got more on her plate than she can handle, she accidentally gets tangled up with the most powerful crime family in Venezia.

Teeth of Gods by Sarah K. L. Wilson
Goodreads Synopsis:
My world is unraveling and it's all my fault. 

I'm alone in the world, my magic won't surface, my mother is dead, and everything I do just seems to make things worse. My father is planning to chain me to an enemy he defeated - literally. What should I do? I refuse to just give up my freedom! Is it really too much to ask that someone be on my side and that I get to have just a little bit of fun before my life ends?

Knights of Stone by Lisa Carlisle
Goodreads Synopsis:
Gargoyles, tree witches, and wolf shifters have divided the Isle of Stone after a great battle twenty-five years ago. When Kayla, a tree witch, hears about the unconventional rock concerts in the gargoyle’s territory, she sneaks from her coven and into their territory to see for herself. Night after night, she returns to see one in particular shift into human form and play guitar at these unconventional shows. 

For several nights, Mason has kept watch for the pixie-like female. He plans to seduce her, thinking she’s a visitor from another island. When he discovers she’s one of the tree witches, he retreats, attempting to keep his distance. The temptation is strong, but forbidden. 

Kayla and Mason attempt to meet in secret, but other elements on the isle command their attention. A magical cloak created by the three clans on the island is thinning, leading to repercussions for all the clans. Kayla and Mason are caught in the middle of it, and their actions may change the fate for all. 

This novella was originally releases as part of the Highland Shifters paranormal romance boxed set. 
18+ due to adult content.

Glitter and Gold by Sherry D. Ficklin
Goodreads Synopsis:
Set during the flamboyant anything-goes era of 1920's America, these three tales are filled with intriguing characters and rich imagery from the time period—with flappers, jazz music, gangsters, and lavish wealth. Escape to a different decade today with the compelling stories of the Canary Club Anthology.

Novelette 1- Gilded Cage
Masie, the flaxen-haired daughter of notorious bootlegger Dutch Schultz, returns home from boarding school to find her family in crisis. Her mother is dangerously unstable, her father's empire is on the brink of ruin, and the boy she once loved has become a ruthless killer for hire. To keep her family's dangerous secrets, Masie is forced into a lie that will change the course of her future—and leave her trapped in a gilded cage of her own making.

Novelette 2- All That Glitters
A dame with brains, moxie, and killer curves, June West isn't your average flapper. She's managed to endear herself to the son of one of the most powerful gangsters in New York, earning herself a spot in the limelight that she's always longed for. With the infamous playboy at her side, June has become accustomed to living the high life. Lavish parties, expensive clothes, sparkling jewels—nothing is beyond her reach. But when her carefully woven web of lies finally catches up with her, she must make an impossible choice… come clean about her past and risk losing everything, or find a way to bury her demons—once and for all. 

Novelette 3 - Nothing Gold
Dickey has been down on his luck since the day he was born. Flat broke and sick of being looked down on, he meets young socialite Lillian at a wild party. The connection is like a strike of lightning. From a wealthy New York family, this debutante is everything he's been told he can never have—and the only thing he wants. Determined to win her, he knows the only way to get her parents approval is with cold hard cash. So when a shot at the biggest score of his life comes around, he just can't refuse…

Complication by K.A. Salidas
Goodreads Synopsis:
Narrowly escaping death at the hands of the Magistrate, Mira travels west, toward the coast. With three weakened human fugitives accompanying her, she searches for the mythical land of Sanctuary. After encountering a pack of wolf shifters, headed by the charismatic-and brazen-Stryker, Mira learns that Sanctuary is real after all. Caldera Grove: home of the Otherkin. Hidden in the mouth of a dormant volcano, it has protected its residents from humans since the early days following the great cataclysm. For Mira- a vampire- Caldera Grove is a land of peace; an escape from the relentless persecution of the humans who once enslaved her, and an end to the daily struggle and bloodshed of being a gladiator. For the humans accompanying her, Caldera Grove means death. Humans, greedy and untrustworthy creatures, are destroyed before they can penetrate its borders. To plead her case for entry into Caldera, Mira must abandon her companions, albeit temporarily, and follow Stryker into the heart of the city. What she finds within Caldera Grove presents her with an unenviable decision between her own desires for freedom and peace, or honor and the human companions who risked it all for her.

The World Beneath by Rebecca Cantrell
Goodreads Synopsis:
Award-winning and New York Times bestselling author Rebecca Cantrell drops you into a vast, dark world: 100 miles of living, breathing, tunnels that is the New York City underground. This subterranean labyrinth inhales three million bustling commuters every day. And every day, it breathes them all out again... except for one. Software millionaire Joe Tesla is set to ring the bell on Wall Street the morning his company goes public. On what should be the brightest day in his life, he is instead struck with severe agoraphobia. The sudden dread of the outside is so debilitating, he can't leave his hotel at Grand Central Terminal, except to go underground. Bad luck for Joe, because in the tunnels lurk corpses and murderers, an underground Victorian mansion and a mysterious bricked-up 1940s presidential train car. Joe and his service dog, Edison, find themselves pursued by villains and police alike, their only salvation now is to unearth the mystery that started it all, a deadly, contagious madness on the brink of escaping The World Beneath.

Marked by Fate
Goodreads Synopsis:

Beginnings. Secrets. Deleted Scenes. 

Transport yourself to other worlds with 15 Marked by Fate teen warriors… 
…encounter shadows, queens, witches, and wizards who battle against immortals, angels, vampires, demons, genetically engineered soldiers, robots and gods. Let yourself be swept away by adventures in magical fantasy worlds, mind-blowing dystopian lands, space stations, galaxies, and alternate timelines. 

The short stories and deleted scenes in Marked by Fate: Origins are exclusive to this collection and they go away--some of them forever--when the Marked by Fate full box set releases in October 2017. 

Gain a glimpse of where the action begins, including a deeper look into some of your favorite characters! Get the Marked by Fate: Origins collection today to join these teen warriors in their adventures.

Charred Heart by Lizzy Ford
Goodreads Synopsis:
For a thousand years, Chace has searched for a way to break the curse placed on him by a jilted lover. He’s a dragon shifter, one who can’t control when the magic will force him into a different form. He’s already lost everyone he ever cared about a few times over and doesn’t know how much longer he’s meant to suffer.

At his wit’s end, he makes a deal with a mysterious figure that offers him what he wants most – an end to his misery – in exchange for everything that’s his: His life, his power. His heart.

The next day, he meets Skylar, a modern day dragon slayer whose mission is to cage him – or kill him. Sexy, witty and brave, she is the yin to his yang, the woman destined to break the curse, balance his magic and make his broken heart whole. 

Except it’s too late. Not only has he sealed his fate, but an innocent one-night-stand with Skylar has dragged her into the middle of a deal with the devil, one she won’t escape, if he can’t convince her that dragon shifters aren’t her enemies.

Project Nemesis by Jeremy Robinson
Goodreads Synopsis:
Jon Hudson, lead investigator for the Department of Homeland Security's Fusion Center-P, thinks his job is a joke. While other Fusion Centers focus on thwarting terrorist activity, Hudson's division is tasked with handling paranormal threats to national security, of which there have been zero during his years at the DHS. When yet another Sasquatch sighting leads to a research facility disguised as an abandoned Nike missile site in the back woods of Maine, Hudson's job becomes deadly serious.

Hudson and the local Sherriff, Ashley Collins, suddenly find themselves on the run from a ruthless ex-Special Forces security team, but the human threat is short-lived as something very much not-human destroys the facility and heads for civilization, leaving only a single clue behind--a name scrawled in blood: Nemesis. Working with his team at Fusion Center-P, Sherriff Collins and a surly helicopter pilot named Woodstock, Hudson pursues the creature known as Nemesis, attempts to uncover the corporate secrets behind its creation and accidental release and tries to comprehend why several clues lead to a murdered little girl named Maigo.

But as the body-count explodes, along with the monster's size, it quickly becomes clear that nothing short of a full military response can slow Nemesis's progress. Coordinating with every branch of the U.S. military, Hudson simultaneously searches for clues about Nemesis's origins and motivations, and leads the counterattack that will hopefully stop the monster before it reaches Boston and its one million residents.

Witness the birth of a legend as Jeremy Robinson, bestselling author of SecondWorld and Ragnarok, combines the pacing of Matthew Reilly with the mystery of James Rollins and creates the first iconic American Kaiju* story since King Kong. Includes original creature designs by legendary Godzilla artist, Matt Frank.

*Kaiju is Japanese for "strange beast." The genre includes classic monsters such as Godzilla, Gamera, Mothra, Rodan and King Ghidorah.

The Uncanny Collection by Jaye Wells
Goodreads Synopsis:
New short stories from USA Today Bestselling author Jaye Wells 
"When it comes to crafting outstanding dark urban fantasy, Wells is fast becoming a master!”―RT Book Reviews 

The Werewife One week after she is bitten by the dog-faced boy at a traveling carnival, a mild-mannered housewife gets a sudden, unrelenting craving for raw meat. She doesn’t remember eating the cat or running naked through the park under the full moon, but her husband’s getting strange calls from concerned neighbors. When he takes her back to the carnival a year later, looking for a cure, it’ll either get better…or a whole lot worse. 

The Bluest Hour A journalist travels to New Orleans to track down the mysterious “Soul Singers”--psychopomps who guide spirits into the afterlife. In this city known for music and its connection to death, a man can learn things he’s not ready to know. 

The Deadline An ambitious journalist opens an investigation into the decade’s old murder of a priest and a nun at a local Catholic college. She swears she’ll do anything to earn her big break, but the price could be her very soul.

Dark Mafia Prince by Annika Martin
Goodreads Synopsis:


Don’t look at me like that. So trusting.

Like you think I’m not a monster.

Like I won’t wrap your hair in my fist and bend you to my will.

Like I won’t sacrifice you, piece by piece, to save my brother.
I’m the most dangerous enemy you’ll ever have because every time you look at me, you see somebody good. That friend who died.
And when you look at me like that, I die again.

I spent years making myself invisible.
A good girl, apart from the noise.
Then you came back, beautiful and deadly in your Armani suit.

Don’t look at me like you still know me, you say.

But I remember your smile and those sunny days.
Before they lowered your small casket into the ground.

Before they told us the prince was dead.

Free Audio Books/Stories:

Reviews to Come:

Soulless by Skyla Dawn Cameron
The Sentinel by Chris Lester
The Muse by Chris Lester
Metamor City: Making the Cut by Chris Lester
Metamor City: Whispers in the Wood by Chris Lester
Lex Talionis by Starla Huchton
Spark by Starla Huchton
Heir to Kale by K.L. Bone
Tales from the Archives Vol 4 #5 - Old Sinner's Bones
The Death of Dulgath by Michael J. Sullivan
To Beat the Devil by M.K. Gibson