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.
December 22nd, 2013 by Evo
Crusade, Book 4 of The Turner Chronicles by Mark Eller is now available:
Three years after being named the Chin emperor Aaron Turner is busy building a new capital city and hiring archeologists, two endeavors he could happily pursue for the next several years. Unfortunately, his divided empire is close to war, assassins are trying to kill him, entire nations want his head, and a Talented prophet has declared a multinational religious crusade against him. Offsetting these threats are Aaron’s ill prepared army, inferior weapons, questionable generalship, and the insight of Delmac, a Clan savage who has wanted Aaron dead for nearly twenty years.
What his enemies don’t know is that Aaron Turner really is The One God’s Chosen, called Bringer, known as Death, and he is righteously pissed off.
December 8th, 2013 by Evo
A Brief History of Carthage is a new history book by Joshua Jared Scott , and it’s live on the site.
November 30th, 2013 by Evo
Here’s a quick, three-part fantasy tale by J. K. Swift. Check out Healer:
Why would anyone try to kill a healer?
Deenah’s quiet life as an apprentice healer in the remote village of Brae’s Creek is shattered when a stranger gravely wounds her master and flees into the wild. For all her skills, Deenah is unable to identify the strange forces at work on the injury. To save her master’s life, Deenah must join the young Warder for the area, and an aging veteran tracker, as they set out on a manhunt into hostile lands.
Healer was written by J. K. Swift and Performed by Brad Wills of Spellbound Audio.
About the author: J. K. Swift lives in a log house well off the beaten path in central B.C., Canada. He is the author of “The Forest Knights” novels (http://theforestknights.com), which are set in medieval Switzerland. He has worked as a school teacher, jailhouse guard, Japanese translator, log peeler, accountant, martial arts instructor, massage therapist, technical editor, and has called a few Bingo games. He gets his story ideas while traveling in Europe, feeding his chickens, and cutting wood. Please visit jkswift.com for more info.
November 28th, 2013 by Evo
Check out the star-studded cast helping Dan Shaurette on his free serialized audio book, Black Magic:
BLACK MAGIC, is a new short story by Dan Shaurette, a prequel to his upcoming novel, BLACK CITY.
Capt. Matt Black and Dr. Andrew MacGillivray are a pair of paranormal private eyes hot on the trail of someone — or something — killing women during the raucous 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago. Stranger things are afoot however when their friend, L. Frank Baum, finds a man who was brutally attacked not far from the Fair.
Featuring the voice talents of Mat Weller, Murdo Morrison, Marc Vale, Jack Mangan, Jack Hosley, Dani Cutler, Emerian Rich, Kinsey Swartz, and Brandon Ferris.This story was originally serialized on the HorrorAddicts.net podcast.
The theme music for Black Magic is “Wine” by Jack Mangan. All other music and sound effects were provided by the Free Sound Project, at FreeSound.org.
November 26th, 2013 by Evo
It’s been a few years since we’ve had a new Arbiter book, but Steve Wilson has come through again! Please enjoy Unfriendly Persuasion – A Tale from the Arbiter Chronicles:
“Everything Is Going To Be All Right…” That’s what Lieutenant Terry Metcalfe keeps telling his friends and co-workers. A hero to the public, just months ago he successfully prevented the veritable destruction of human civilization at the hands of terrorists from the warlike Qraitian Empire. But Metcalfe has changed, grown unhappy with his role as an officer in the Confederate Navy. Distancing himself from his friends, he’s decided to join a religious sect which believes it’s literally found God living beneath the surface of the far-off planet Eleusis. And to be sure, there’s something there: an alien intelligence which reaches out to the young Lieutenant and offers him the power to protect everything he loves. But is Metcalfe finding the spiritual fulfilment he’s sought so long, or is he falling under the spell of a malevolent new enemy?
Steven H. Wilson’s original science fiction audio series, The Arbiter Chronicles, has captured the imaginations of audiences for over a decade. Winner of the Mark Time Silver Award and the Parsec Award for Best Speculative Fiction Audio Drama, it’s character-driven space opera in the tradition of Heinlein’s The Rolling Stones and Joss Whedon’s Firefly. Drenched in adventure, humor and sexuality, Unfriendly Persuasion joins its predecessor, Taken Liberty, in bringing new depth to the popular audio drama series.
November 10th, 2013 by Evo
Book 5 in Gillian Andrews’ series The Ammonite Galaxy is now available. Please enjoy The Lost Animas:
Six and Diva need time to get used to the changes in their relationship, but it looks as if everything will have to wait, because the two trimorphs have disappeared. Only the canths can dimly sense where they are, and what they see appears to greatly distress the animals.
Even so, two of the canths insist on accompanying Six and Diva on an insanely suicidal rescue mission, one which will take them right into the heart of the galaxy and the supermassive black hole which lurks there.
November 4th, 2013 by Evo
If you’re not familiar with Scott Sigler’s stuff… what? Fix that and listen to Bones are White.
A collection of nine horror stories created by New York Times best-selling novelist Scott Sigler, author of NOCTURNAL, INFECTED, CONTAGIOUS and ANCESTOR.
This eBook- and audiobook-only collection brings you more of Scott’s thought-provoking short stories from his five years of weekly storytelling, as well as a brand-new HUNTER HUNTERSON & SONS story and a brand-new KISSYMAN tale.