May 22nd, 2013 by Evo
Paul J. Joseph has just finished the fourth installment in his Through the Fold series. If you’re all caught up, please enjoy Splashdown! (And if not, get that way…)
Sally’s life on Earth becomes boring when she turns to politics, but not for long. As UN space commissioner, Sally finds herself presiding over the aftermath of Earth’s first colonial war. Baltan City, Earth’s greatest achievement, tries to declare independence, which creates a violent and polarizing conflict. In the midst of this new cold war, an Earth ship from the future is entering the system and appears to be approaching Baltan. Sally and Ian must call a truce with the colonists long enough to investigate. The ill-fated mission launched 20 years after the day Sally Buds sets foot on Baltan involves the testing of an engine capable of creating its own fold. The results were disastrous. The crew of the Alliance ship Ultrablitz is still alive, technically, but they’ve been in transit for 1300 years in an attempt to stop their own mission. But, on further investigation, it becomes clear that there is yet more at stake and than one ship, and it falls upon Sally to decide the fate of thousands of people across the centuries.
May 10th, 2013 by Evo
We’ve got new audio fiction going up today by Marc Vale. Check out Strigoaie The Romanian Witch, the first book in a new series:
Marie Fatan always wanted to know the truth about her father who died in the war. It took a trip to Romania for her to unveil his side of the family’s secrets, it took a kidnapping to find out her father was still alive.
In Strigoaie: The Romanian Witch, Marie takes a trip through Europe with her grandmother she barely knows. During their travels, Granna Lee tells a story of her childhood. Marie questions if her grandmother’s extravagant story, as it involves witches, is truthful, or made up to pass the time. After Marie’s returns from her travels in Romania, she settles in to her new home only to be kidnapped. The family secrets, once guarded from Marie (being related to a family of witches and the possibility of being one herself, the Fatan family’s long term membership with a secluded cult titled, The Society, and the dark secret that Marie’s dead father is alive) may be the only leverage she has to survive.
Join Marie Fatan as she is thrown into turmoil trying to understand who she is, and what her father knows that could kill her and her entire family.
May 7th, 2013 by Evo
A new mysterious scifi audio book is live on the site. And as a bonus, it’s narrated by Matthew Ebel. Interested? Here’s what you’ll find inside The Phoenix Conspiracy, written by Richard L Sanders:
Calvin, an intelligence operative, is sent to eliminate a dangerous traitor. But as he chases his prey across the stars, he realizes they are both pawns in a shadowy chess game–one that threatens humankind everywhere.
If he is to uncover the conspiracy he must confront–and embrace–the darkest elements of the galaxy. And throw himself, his career, and everyone he loves into the line of fire.
April 17th, 2013 by Evo
Katharina Bordet & Mick Bordet are at it again, with the fourth compilation in their series. If you’re caught up, enjoy Every Photo Tells… Book 4!
A voice from the future changes far more than just one man’s life.A young boy must say a final farewell to his faithful companion.Dr Simon has a lab full of pixies, but they don’t take kindly to his experiments. Visit Jacques’ Bistro, where love blooms over the seafood.Is one of Father Ian’s parishioners really being visited by a giant?
These subjects and many more are visited in this fourth collection of stories from ‘Every Photo Tells…’, showing that every picture can tell more than just one story, by presenting a range of tales inspired by ten unique photographs.
Read by hosts Mick and Katharina Bordet, and featuring the writing talents of several guest authors, the stories cover a wide range of themes and genres. Whether your taste is for zombies or giants, modern thriller or period adventure, time-travel or lost love, there is sure to be something for you in this anthology.
The contributors are: Cole Grinnell, Richard D. Asplund Jr., R. Taylor, Scott Roche, Hugh J. O’Donnell, Odin1Eye, Dan Absalonson, Tibbi Scott, Nobilis Reed, Jeffrey Hite, J.R. Murdock, A.F. Grappin, Michell Plested, Jeri Howitt, Val Griswold-Ford and Vincent van der Zee.
April 7th, 2013 by Evo
A new fantasy audio book by R. Moses can be yours in only four episodes! Check out Demon Draw:
A city old in prestige and hate…
A woman torn between duty and love…
And a plague of demons with no end to the horror in sight…
Valena is a prostitute working for the Holy Church as a demon draw. Her deadly mission is luring demons to her bed so she can collar them and send them back to the pit from which they came. Her lover, also a demon draw, is sent on an assignment to lure a succubi-without any weapons. The church refuses to allow her to help her lover. Valena suspects the church wants them both dead…
Does Valena save her lover or obey the church?
“Demon Draw” is a short dark fantasy of roughly 8,000 words.
March 22nd, 2013 by Evo
Not just zombies, but funny zombies. Check out Zombie Critters by Jesse O’Brien:
Tom, Zack, and Gary were working on a formula to complete their thesis to save humanity and earn their doctorates degree. This formula was intended to sustain life of a human being long enough to give the doctors enough time to work their magic to save the patient. Something happens along the way causing things to go horribly wrong that can only be described as insanity at best.
March 21st, 2013 by Evo
Mike Bennett is a well-known voice on our site. He’s lent his voice to a classic novella by H. P. Lovecraft, The Shadow Over Innsmouth. Not familiar with the tale? Read on…
Rumours abound of sinister goings-on in the ancient Massachusetts seaport of Innsmouth. The once prosperous town, which has fallen into a state of decrepitude and decay, is a stopover destination for Robert Olmstead, a young historian on a tour of the region. Despite hearing ominous tales of the town and its grotesque inhabitants, Olmstead feels compelled to explore Innsmouth. He finds the place almost deserted, except for a few inhospitable locals with strange, unblinking eyes – the so-called, Innsmouth Look. He meets the town drunk, Zadok Allen, who tells him the terrifying history of the town, about Devil Reef and mutant humanoids, sea gods, gold, and human sacrifice.
The deranged ramblings of a madman? As night falls on Innsmouth, Olmstead soon has cause to wonder.
The Shadow Over Innsmouth (1931) is an integral part of what has become known as H.P. Lovecraft’s Cthulhu Mythos. The novella was published in 1935, and at some 26,000 words, is one of the author’s longest works.
March 20th, 2013 by Evo
The description for Bedtime Tales: Stories for the Wayward and Churlish says it all:
Stumble into the dark imagination of Dar Qwynd with these quirky shorts that thrill, chill, and mildly titillate-if you are in that sort of mood, of course.
The bites and bits of oddity include:
“The Sitter” – An obnoxious suburban princess is called by the darkness that bulges beyond the world to claim her terrible birthright. Does she answer the call?
“Blankie” – A delightfully morbid tale of a boy-child and his favorite blankie from the void that would drive grown men mad.
“The Bayou” – A story of a bayou rumored to capture lost souls that finally peaks the curiosity of a roving band of miscreant youths. Pulled by strings of happen-such and circumstance, the band’s fate will leave you wondering…
March 17th, 2013 by Evo
Need a little horror in your life? Check out Where Evil Grows, the latest by S. Lawrence Parrish:
Where Evil Grows: Sex, drugs, and rock ‘n’ roll… from Hell.
It’s 1976. The rock group KISS is cool. Every teenager alive wishes they could be so cool. So what would you be willing to do to hang around with the cool kids? Pretty much anything….
Justin Foley has cool new friends; they smoke dope and everything. And now that Justin is just as cool as his friends, an evil and malignant entity as old as time and space also wants to be his friend. And more than that, while it gestates in the service tunnels beneath Justin’s school, the thing wants Justin to be its mentor. It wants Justin to teach it all about life and what it takes to be a success in this world.
What better place to learn than in a school? And what better measure of success than in taking control of your own destiny? Of course, along the way you might also learn how to assume control of everybody else’s destiny….
Where Evil Grows: When fantasy becomes reality… you’ll suffer.
March 16th, 2013 by Evo
This may sound a little strange, so bear with us. Alibi Jones and The Sunrise Of Hur, the 2nd book in The Adventures of Alibi Jones series is now live. Yes, there are already two other Alibi Jones books on the site. And yes, they are all written and narrated by Mike Luoma. We’re renumbering everything to reference the “proper” release. Here’s what you’re in for:
Mediator for the Solar Alliance, Alibi Jones searches for a stolen Dakhur artifact, a golden tiara with a blood red gem – The Sunrise of Hur – a cultural treasure, property and pride of the Dakhur race. But Alibi isn’t supposed to land on the planet he most wants to investigate – Kismet, home of the crime lord Rene Laveillur, who’s claimed Alibi’s on-and-off girlfriend Katerina Ramsey as his own property. Alibi’s been warned – if he lands on Kismet, he’s a dead man!