New release! From the Flames by Trisha M. Wilson

April 13th, 2014 by Evo

Trisha and Colbytrax are on a tear. Her latest, a fantasy work called From the Flames, clocks in at 94 episodes. Talk about epic. Here’s what you’re in for:

The people of the Fire, the Blesa, led by their Queens, have ruled the Island of Alfeyju and oppressed the Driva, the people of the Ice, for more than sixteen generations.

With the Drivian King in hiding, and little hope on the horizon, the Driva look to one person to save them from the vile Blesa: the Diviana.

According to legend, the divinely gifted Diviana will one day overthrow the Blesa and restore the Drivian King to his rightful throne.

But with the search having lasted for more than four hundred years, will the Diviana ever come to light?

Willow is the slave of the Raskpil family. Bought at the age of four, twenty years have passed since her life irrevocably changed. Her existence is no worse than any other slave, but within, Willow wonders if there isn’t something more she should be doing with her life other than serving the ungrateful.

Ordered to travel with her master’s family to Sondertoft so her master’s adult children can take part in an ancient rite of passage, Willow is shocked when she learns that she too must participate.

Will she fail as all before her have?

Will she rise to the challenge and become stronger after passing through the flames?

First Serialized on Colbyjack.net.


Hall of Mirrors – The Collected Stories by Mike Bennett

March 30th, 2014 by Evo

Over the years, Mike Bennett has done various things with his Hall of Mirrors stories. Now, he’s consolidated everything in audio, releasing Hall of Mirrors – The Collected Stories on our site today. Enjoy the horror from one of our master producers!

From award-winning author, Mike Bennett, comes Hall of Mirrors: Tales of Horror and the Grotesque. Here you will find stories of Hell and damnation, ghosts, madness, murder, vampires, bizarre hair restoration disasters, and … pigeons, among other things.
Hall of Mirrors is a collection of modern gothic tales with a nail of dark humour hammered through its heart; horrible, grotesque and hilarious. So roll up, ladies and gentlemen, and enter the Hall of Mirrors – if you dare.

A modern master of horror, dark comedy, and creepy psychological thrillers. I won’t compare him to anyone else because quite frankly, in my humble opinion, he’s head and shoulders above them all.
Daniel Shaurette. Out of the Coffin Podcast.

Hall of Mirrors – The Collected Stories, is a combination of the two previously available Podiobooks podcasts, Hall of Mirrors Volumes One and Two.


New release! The Mystery Of Faith – What Jesus Saw by Rick Hoover

March 25th, 2014 by Evo

Is mystery blended with spirituality your thing? Check out The Mystery Of Faith – What Jesus Saw by Rick Hoover:

Jesus made some startling snap judgements. “You have great faith!” or “Your faith has healed you!” or “Why is your faith so weak?” What did he see? Was it a supernatural gift he had? Or was there something dirt simple that anyone could see even today? Rick Hoover treats it all like a mystery story and he cracks the case wide open. Grab this book and find out if you can start to recognize the clues for yourself!


New release! The Secret Beneath the Ice by Andrew M. Crusoe

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.

 


New release! Dead Beautiful by Melanie Dugan

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.


New release! Infinity Machine by Paul J. Joseph

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.


New release! Fat Vampire by Johnny B. Truant

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.


New release! Firmware: Proxy by Colbytrax

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.


New release! Unicorn Western by Johnny B. Truant & Sean Platt

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.”


New release! The Merchant Adventurer by Patrick E. McLean

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.