January 2nd, 2015 by Evo
Check out D.C. Wood’s historical fantasy, Bear Spirit, now available as a free serialized audiobook!
Arti Ursella is a troubled, bed-tempered teenager from Congleton, Cheshire. One of millions of UK residents living on the dole, Arti’s only friends are cousin Jessica Forsyth and next-door neighbour, Aaron Fox.
As the trio contemplate their future in the summer holiday, the directionless Arti’s destiny is chosen FOR her; by the long-dormant amulet she’s worn ever since her eighth birthday. Now this seemingly mundane accessory will finally display its true prestige & power, and Arti will discover things she may not want to; about herself, her family and her hometown.
Join Arti, her family, friends and enemies in this quest for…Bear Spirit.
December 31st, 2014 by Evo
To celebrate the new year, we’re happy to bring back The Rookie, by Scott Sigler, to Podiobooks.com. You might recall that The Rookie, the first book in the Galactic Football League series, was originally written and published on Podiobooks.com before Scott decided to make the entire series YA-friendly. We took the original, not-YA-friendly version down a few years back, which left an obvious hole in our lineup. But we’re making up for lost time now!
Set in a lethal pro football league 700 years in the future, THE ROOKIE is a story that combines the intense gridiron action of “The Blindside” with the space opera style of “Star Wars” and the criminal underworld of “The Godfather.”
Aliens and humans alike play positions based on physiology, creating receivers that jump 25 feet into the air, linemen that bench-press 1,200 pounds, and linebackers that literally want to eat you. Organized crime runs every franchise, games are fixed and rival players are assassinated.
Follow the story of Quentin Barnes, a 19-year-old quarterback prodigy that has been raised all his life to hate, and kill, those aliens. Quentin must deal with his racism and learn to lead, or he’ll wind up just another stat in the column marked “killed on the field.”
December 22nd, 2014 by Evo
It strikes me that I should probably write this post in Italian… but I don’t speak or write in Italian. Regardless, Antonio Libertino speaks (and writes) both languages, and he’s helping language learners on both sides. This is his second book that teaches English to native Italian speakers: Il Blog di Awaken Your English – Volume 2.
Ti piacerebbe scoprire come andare oltre i tuoi obiettivi e parlare l’ inglese come una persona che lo parla bene gia’ da un sacco di tempo? Vuoi scoprire come far finta di parlare l’inglese come un madrelingua senza metterti nei guai? Vuoi essere in grado di interrompere degli schemi negativi che ti impediscono di parlare l’inglese molto bene? Cosa c’entra un sarchiapone con la Pnl? E cosa c’entra Siddharta con l’apprendimento della lingua inglese? Puoi scoprire tutto questo e molto altro ancora in questi audio che contengono la lettura integrale del volume 2 del Blog di Awaken Your English. Nota: Questi audio sono per lo più in italiano, anche se ogni tanto troverai qualche citazione in inglese con la relativa traduzione. Se invece vuoi leggere o ascoltare di più in inglese, allora non ti resta che (ri)leggere/(ri)ascoltare il libro Risveglia il tuo inglese! con cui potrai imparare le tecniche di allenamento mentale direttamente in inglese. Autore: Antonio Libertino. Musica: Kevin MacLeod.
December 19th, 2014 by Evo
Short stories that reinforce, ostensibly, that Guys Can Read by Dave Cornford:
GUYS can read? Hell yeah, and they can listen too.
You’ll love the eight stories in this collection because they each have something about them that appeals to male readers. Or might do. Not that females won’t like them, especially. Anyway, there’s no saccharine romance, no vampires and no soppy happy endings. But there are also no zombies, no dragons and no explosions.
There is humor, there is sport and there are cars. There’s sadness and reality, wives and girlfriends, mates, success and failure. There is one “Game of Thrones” reference. There’s a story about taking the trash out, and one set in a hardware store. There’s one set somewhere that I can’t say or it will give the twist away.
Some are short, a few of them will take about an hour to read – or in this case, listen to. You might have to concentrate just a little. It’ll do you good.
Dive in. You know you want to.
December 16th, 2014 by Evo
Seymour Hamilton is back with the second book in his young adult series, Astreya. Please enjoy The Men of the Sea:
In The Astreya Trilogy, Book 2: The Men of the Sea, Astreya learns from his grandfather Oron how to control his power over the shipstones aboard the great ship Cygnus. He still yearns for Lindey, left on shore against her will.
Trying to purge a nagging guilt, Roaring Jack sails the Mollie south again, and this time Astreya’s friend Cam is a stowaway.
Astreya’s cousin Adramin tries to make Astreya fail. At The City of the Sea, the lawful meeting place of the great ships, family politics turn violent, with tragic consequences. Astreya must hurry to protect Lindey from his marauding uncle Mufrid, who wants the stone Gar gave her.
A day-and-night sailing duel, a battle at sea, a shipwreck, a fight in a pub, escapes by sea and secret passage, help from unexpected allies and treachery from family all take their toll on Astreya and his friends.
Astreya and Lindey will face even more dangers and deceptions in the last book in The Astreya Trilogy, Book 3: The Wanderer’s Curse.
December 3rd, 2014 by Lucie Le Blanc
Our lord and master, Evo Terra, was able to achieve quite a feat: with all his bargaining and diplomatic talents, he was able to strike a deal with both Spreaker and Stitcher. Yes, people, as of today, all of Podiobooks’ feeds are now available through those platforms!
For the last weeks, our devoted minions (aka our interns) spent all their free time, and wore their little fingers raw, inputting every RSS Feed (all 689 of them!) into Spreaker and Stitcher. And we are glad to say that both platforms survived the attack: imagine having so much shows added in such a short time. If they could endure that, they probably can endure anything.
More good news? Way before all shows were in their systems, we began seeing activity on our feeds. This is great exposure for our authors! Long live Podiobooks!
December 1st, 2014 by Evo
It’s a new mystery book to kick off the final month of 2014! Check out The Sweetest One by Stephen L. Moss:
“Where Were You the Night Billy Reno Died?” Bass guitarist Paul Kingston didn’t kill his old friend Billy, but the cops say he did, and he’s got no alibi. He’s about to start the biggest recording gig he’s landed in years, and now he’s wanted by the law. Hounded by an overzealous police detective, stalked by a crazy homeless girl who claims Billy sent her, and struggling to make the recording sessions that can pull his music career out of limbo, can Paul find the real killer and clear his name before the cops haul him away? Set in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and told through the eyes of a veteran professional musician, The Sweetest One is a fast paced romp jam-packed with twists and turns that will keep you on the edge of your seat.
November 17th, 2014 by Evo
The Alibi Jones saga continues in this, the fourth book of the The Adventures of Alibi Jones series. Get ready for the four short stories that make up Alibi Jones and The Time War of The Devrizium:
A race of time travelers wants Alibi Jones’ time to come to an end! The Devrizium appear willing to alter time and space itself to remove him from both entirely. A connected Cycle of Four Short Stories: “About Time”, “Remember Two Things”, “Memory, Yet Green”, and “The Last Battle” – Alibi Jones and The Time War of The Devrizium.
October 31st, 2014 by Evo
Happy Halloween! Here’s something that’s safe for the kids by new (to us) author L. R. W. Lee: Blast of the Dragon’s Fury —
Ten-year-old, Andy Smithson believes he is merely a kid too often in trouble–until his destiny as the Chosen One to break a 500-year-old curse is revealed. Swept away to the land of Oomaldee of medieval times era, he discovers he must collect several ingredients for a magic potion to defeat the oppressive curse that plagues the land, the first of which is the scale of a red dragon, the fiercest of all dragon species. There’s just one tiny problem, he’s never battled dragons, except in video games. Armed with only his wits, an ancient sword and a magic key, he must overcome grave peril at every turn before he can even attempt the feat. No pressure, but it’s his skill alone that will save – or condemn – the kingdom forever.
October 29th, 2014 by Evo
New fiction for you as the end of the month approaches! Here’s a (very) brief blurb for Warm Honey:
Do you parents fill you up with their faults and add a few extra ones as a special bonus?
Rob meets Charis at the same time as he is making contact with is estranged father. Charis and her past are soon extra complications in a family tragedy that threatens to derail Rob’s plans for their future together.