June 16th, 2013 by Evo
EDIT: All fixed up! Sorry for the trouble.
Yesterday we pushed a bunch of back-end code live to the site. And while we thought we had tested everything, we missed one tiny part. And now, none of the straight RSS feeds to the books are displaying on a book’s page.
Like I said: oops.
The good news is that the feed isn’t gone. Better news is that it probably won’t take us long to fix, but it is Father’s Day, so have a heart.
And the best news is, for those who can’t wait, there’s simple way to plug in the RSS feed manually. The all follow this format:
You can get the correct “name-of-the-book” by visiting any book page on the site. That’s it there at the end of the URL.
We’re sorry for the inconvenience and will try and get this fixed up in a Jiffy!
June 12th, 2013 by Evo
Here’s a special treat for the fans of John Meagher. (And if download numbers are to be believed, that’s quite a lot of you!) How about Book Two, just a week after Book One launched? That’s right. Here’s Tales of the Left Hand, Book Two. All of it.
The “swashbuckling, intrigue, and a dash of magic” continues in Book Two of Tales of the Left Hand, as the Duke of Kohaya gives Tesca and Kayrla a new mission, one that takes them outside the Quad: A search for the secret haven of the most legendary pirate to ever sail the Frees. But time is precious, for the Duke’s enemies are hot on their heels.
When the Duke arranges for the pair to escort the enigmatic Captain Grivus on his expedition to find the haven (and treasure) of the notorious pirate Praeditorus Rex, Kayrla is thrilled at the prospect of going to sea once more. But unbeknownst to her, the Duke has given Tesca a second mission of greater priority than the first, one that may propel the Quad into war if it is revealed. This extra wrinkle further complicates matters as their journey proceeds. As their ship is attacked by a wily foe, the pair devises a desperate plan to survive that pushes both Tesca’s swordsmanship and Kayrla’s spellcraft to their limits, but will it be enough to save them?
June 4th, 2013 by Evo
Need some new fantasy in your life? Tonight we’re releasing John Meagher opening offer, Tales of the Left Hand, Book One:
In the tropical-island region known as the Frees, magic is growing stronger, and gunpowder is becoming less reliable. Amid this world of “swashbuckling, intrigue, and a dash of magic,” two adventurers literally run into each other and are forced to fight together against pirates, sinister assassins and powerful merchant families, in the process developing a most unlikely friendship.
Tesca is the Left Hand, a spy and assassin serving the Duke of Kohaya, ruler of one of the independent realms within the Frees. Kayrla is a sailor and sometime pirate with a few magical tricks up her sleeve. While fleeing the wrath of her former captain, Kayrla collides with Tesca, who’s on a mission of his own, and her captain, assuming them to be partners, sics his crew on both of them. Cutting their way free of the pirates’ wrath, the pair come to realize that they make a very effective team, but will their combined talents be enough to stop an assassin seeking the Duke’s life, and who appears to be more than a match for either Tesca’s blades or Kayrla’s magic?
May 24th, 2013 by Evo
The Every Photo Tells series continues to grow. Here’s a new novella by Mick Bordet called Obscurities:
Del Fawmer is a solo musican with a blossoming career, but her life is turned upside down when her dying grandmother asks her to delve into the secrets of the past. Visiting the old woman’s house, Del comes across a box full of unusual musical instruments, each accompanied by a letter.
Join her as she learns about a homemade, pedal-powered organ, the different uses for a drainpipe and Bob Dylan’s unwanted harmonica. Each quirky instrument reveals a story from Del’s family history that lead her to a decision about her future.
This novella is accompanied by an album of music by Mick Bordet that includes all the instruments featured in the story as well as an illustrated colour booklet with photgraphs of everything used in creating the album.
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.