March 8th, 2014 by Evo
Andrew M. Crusoe lives in Hawaii and offers up his short story, The Secret Beneath the Ice, as a serialized audiobook. Check it out!
When a thoughtship and its pilot finally reach Avani, the shimmering gem of the western spiral arm, they barely have a chance to marvel at its sapphire forests before they are ambushed by a mysterious enemy far beyond their understanding.
In the midst of the attack, a fragment is sliced off of the ship causing them to tumble out of control, down to the planet’s surface. An ice-covered continent to the south is the only viable landing site, and what hides beneath may give them the chance to escape before isolation drives them mad.
This short story is a prequel to the THE TRUTH BEYOND THE SKY, available now.
January 26th, 2014 by Evo
It’s new fiction time! Here’s Dead Beautiful by Melanie Dugan:
What if the man you love is the God of the Dead?
That’s the problem facing Persephone. Her mother, Demeter, is a Level-1 goddess who wants Persephone to marry Darryl, demi-god of home repairs, and stay close to home. Her father, Zeus, the top god on Mount Olympus, is a bit grumpy these days, fed-up with all the demands being made on him. And Hades, well, now that she’s getting to know him, Hades isn’t what Persephone expected at all — he’s handsome, smart, sensitive and witty — in a word, hot.
Beautiful, intelligent and strong-willed, Persephone’s in line to be a Level-1 goddess herself someday. The problem is … she’s dissatisfied and restless.
This new take on the classic myth is a smart, sexy, fast-moving read. Dead Beautiful explores the many faces of love, explains why there are four seasons, and reveals what really happens after death.
January 21st, 2014 by Evo
Paul J. Joseph is closing in on the end of his Through The Fold series. Infinity Machine is book 5:
Sally’s job as UN Space Commissioner gets quite interesting when a ship full of time-displaced people is discovered in the Atlantic. This also enables Sally to lead an all important peace mission to Baltan. The cold war with Baltan is finally showing signs of ending with the return of Mercy Collins, and Sally spends a year on the city trying to forge a new relationship with Earth. But now her associate commissioner arrives with a new problem. New Ontario, a planet Sally has visited before, is suddenly becoming important again. The cruel “masters” who rule the planet have apparently been displaced by a band of rebels with mysterious powers. Growing on the surface of this world is a massive structure that is generating enormous power. Earth wants answers, and Sally is being asked to help. But she won’t do it alone. No human is immune to the Masters’ influence, but perhaps non-humans would be. Sally accelerates another project she has been quietly overseeing. She contacts Ian, who has been tasked to make first contact with the Szzzyyyxx, a peaceful, if unusual species on the other side of a fold beyond the asteroid belt. Sally must put a strain on this new friendship to ask for help in what could easily deteriorate into a war. Because more is happening on New Ontario than just an insurrection. A band of former slaves now have the aid of a mysterious benefactor who is using them to build a machine that bends time. But who is this benefactor and what does he want? The answer is more terrifying than the question. Now Sally must work to prevent a disaster that could have implications throughout all of human history.
January 16th, 2014 by Evo
If you like your scary mixed with funny, check out Fat Vampire by Johnny B. Truant:
When overweight treadmill salesman Reginald Baskin finally meets a co-worker who doesn’t make fun of him, it’s just his own bad luck that tech guy Maurice turns out to be a two thousand-year-old vampire.
And when Maurice turns Reginald to save his life, it’s just Reginald’s own further bad luck that he wakes up to discover he’s become the slowest, weakest, most out-of-shape vampire ever born, doomed to “heal” to his corpulent self for all of eternity.
As Reginald struggles with the downsides of being a fat vampire — too slow to catch people to feed on, mocked by those he tries to glamour, assaulted by his intended prey and left for undead — he discovers in himself rare powers that few vampires have… and just in time too, because the Vampire Council might just want his head for being an inferior representative of their race.
Fat Vampire is the story of an unlikely hero who, after having an imperfect eternity shoved into his grease-stained hands, must learn to turn the afterlife’s lemons into tasty lemon danishes.
January 15th, 2014 by Evo
The second book is out! Please enjoy Firmware: Proxy by Colbytrax:
Isaac Sarason is a skilled hacker formerly employed by British Telecom-Sprint.
With his health failing, Isaac did the only thing he could think of: He ran.
He found a haven in a working class district of the City known as Little Russia.
There Isaac took on a new name: Ishmael.
Within hours of his arrival, he was embroiled in the affairs of a brutal member of the Lomidze organized crime family known as Leo.
Convinced by a longtime friend, Frankie, to flee from his commitments to the Lomidze family, Isaac found himself hunted by the ruthless Leo.
On a rooftop, far from witnesses, Leo murdered Frankie.
Only through the use of his skills as a hacker was Isaac able to drive Leo off.
Now wounded, alone, and far from help, Isaac depends of the kindness of strangers.
What do you do when the only way to save those you love is through the use of Proxies?
First Serialized by Colbyjack.net.
January 14th, 2014 by Evo
I think the description says it all:
Cast out from the magical kingdom of The Realm and into the dying desert of the Sands beyond, Marshal Clint Gulliver and his unicorn Edward have finally found peace in the small and dusty town of Solace. For the first time since leaving The Realm, Clint has dared to be happy, getting hitched to his bride to be, Mai. But when the town faces a deadly approaching enemy, the gunslinger feels compelled unholster his seven-shooters to face it… and the dark magic it brings with it.
From the creators of Yesterday’s Gone (Platt) and Fat Vampire (Truant) comes this reinvention of both the western genre and unicorn lore. Written for children and teens — but complex and awesome enough for adult readers — Unicorn Western is “Harry Potter without wizards, with gunslingers, with talking unicorns and epic unicorn fights, and with more turkey pie.”
January 10th, 2014 by Evo
If you need a little funny fantasy in your life, this gem by Patrick E. McLean should do the trick. Check out The Merchant Adventurer:
After countless heroes fail to overcome an evil Wizard, Boltac, humble shopkeeper, must answer the Call of Adventure and save his home and the woman he loves.
If you like the Princess Bride, if you’ve ever played a cRPG or if you like Terry Pratchett, then this is the audiobook for you.
January 1st, 2014 by Evo
Let’s ring in the new year with a new audio book by Brand Gamblin! Check out Invito Rex:
In a fantastic world not too far ahead of us, Victorian sensibilities have brought back the monarchy, with a caste system that is lethally enforced. Dizzy is a con man, a commoner who makes his living impersonating the nobility. But one wrong turn leaves him trapped in the most dangerous place of all, the palace of the king. Invito Rex is the futuristic steampunk sequel to “The Hidden Institute”.
December 28th, 2013 by Evo
There’s a new short story collection live. Please enjoy Cain’t Do Nothing With Love by Ellen Morris Prewitt:
Love is connecting with the man in the maroon Bonneville who killed your Big Naked Guy. Love is responding to grief by inviting the Devil into your home. Love is finding yourself sitting Zen in an Elk’s Lodge. Love is learning your mom is boinking a dude in a squirrel costume.
The quirky characters in Cain’t Do Nothing with Love get themselves in the worst pickles, thanks to love . . . can love get them out? Join them as they travel the wandering, unpredictable path of love.
Nine of the fourteen stories in Cain’t Do Nothing with Love have been previously published in literary journals, such as Arkansas Review, Gulf Coast Literary Journal, Southern Women’s Review. Several have won regional or national contests. You will note, the stories carry a Southern theme. Many are humorous.
The stories also carry a message—doesn’t all good writing? If the message resonates with you, or you just like the story, feel free to click on the Charities page and follow the accompanying links. Do not feel you must make a donation—this is purely optional, at your discretion, take it or leave it.
December 22nd, 2013 by Evo
Please welcome RMdeChazal to the site, and his tale Marry Me! Inc.
Marry Me! Inc. is the story of women and men who in 1898 were, in various ways – romantically, entrepreneurially, innocently, nefariously – involved in a scheme to ship unmarried women to the Yukon’s Klondike. There they were to be auctioned off to Dawson’s miners who were, by then, rich and hungry for them. Most were willing participants. One young and beautiful – and defiant – Scottish lass was not.