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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Free Books SILVER SKIN and COLD IRON, Book 2 and Book 1 by D.L. McDermott



Free Books  SILVER SKIN and COLD IRON, Book 2 and Book 1 by D.L. McDermott

Book 1

Book 2
SILVER SKIN, the second book in D.L. McDermott’s sexy paranormal series, comes out Monday, April 14th. To celebrate the publication,  you are offered promo codes for free downloads of both SILVER SKIN and COLD IRON (Book 1) for a limited time.

Helene Whitney has been losing time. Not losing track of time—but finding whole blank spaces, hours, in her day she can’t account for. A year ago she would have written it off as overwork and exhaustion, but that was before she found out about the Good Neighbors, the Fair Folk, the Beautiful People, the Fae. 

Ancient, immortal, tricksy, and cruel, these creatures out of myth and legend rule the Irish enclaves of South Boston and Charlestown, and one of them has been using magic to abduct and control Helene for hours every day. That’s because the collection at her museum contains ancient objects of Fae power, and the Fae want access to this magic for their own ends. Now, Helene’s only hope of escaping this unknown assailant lies with the Fae sorcerer Miach MacCecht, a man she knows she can never trust—and who may prove impossible to resist.

D.L. McDermott is an author and screenwriter whose credits include episodes of the animated series Tron: Uprising. Her short fiction has appeared in Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine and Albedo One. The director of several award-winning short films, her most recent project, The Night Caller, aired on WNET Channel 13 and was featured on Ain’t It Cool News. She is married with one cat and divides her time between Los Angeles and Salem.

If you are interested in these two exciting free eBooks fill out the form below. I will forward all names and email addresses to the publicist for these books.  They will send you the promo codes directly. 


This book may have been received free of charge from a publisher or a publicist. That will NEVER have a bearing on my recommendations.

Seventh Star Press Signs Anderson O’Donnell


Seventh Star Press is proud to announce that Anderson O’Donnell is coming aboard with his highly-acclaimed dystopian/noir novel Kingdom and future books featuring Tiber City!   See my review of Kingdom.

Kingdom will be released as a second edition by Seventh Star Press during the summer of 2014, with future Tiber City novels to follow!  It will be issued in trade paperback in all eBook formats.

 Kingdom became an indie book sensation in 2012, when Kirkus Reviews made it one of their top 25 Indie Books of 2012, saying this about the novel: “A taut, brilliantly conceived thriller with impeccable pacing bursting with ideas…For fans of noir-laden science fiction in the vein of Philip K. Dick that is in equal measures suspenseful, gripping, darkly funny and philosophically challenging.”

Kingdom takes the reader into a secret laboratory hidden under the desert, where a covert bioengineering project—codename “Exodus”—has discovered the gene responsible for the human soul.

Somewhere in the neon sprawl outside the nation’s collapsing economic core, a group of renegade monks are on the verge of uncovering a secret that has eluded mankind for centuries.

In a glittering tower high above the urban decay, an ascendant U.S. Senator is found dead—an apparent, yet inexplicable, suicide.

And in the streets below, a young man races through an ultra modern metropolis on the verge of a violent revolution….closing in on the terrible truth behind Exodus—and one man’s dark vision for the future of mankind.

Welcome to Tiber City.

Obsessed with Dystopian/noir fiction, the Clash, and his two sons, Anderson O’Donnell holds an undergraduate degree in English from the College of the Holy Cross. He has studied creative writing extensively with biopunk genre master Jack O’Connell and poet Robert Cording, whose work influenced Kingdom’s high/low culture dynamic. Anderson lives in Washington, DC, with his family.


This book may have been received free of charge from a publisher or a publicist. That will NEVER have a bearing on my recommendations.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Spectral Delivery (A Road Ghosts Story) FREE 4/11/14 and a few more days!

Meet Enid, a pizza delivery trainee who's stuck riding along with ghost-geek Brett on Valentine's Day night. Her boyfriend begs her to try to get off early, but things get weirder and weirder as she and Brett find paranormal activity at every stop. Fascinated, Enid finds herself pulled into Brett's shadowy world as they race to get hot pizza to their final destination, and see that love is a tie that binds spirits long after death. 

Spectral Delivery is a Road Ghosts Story, part of the world that includes the Road Ghost Trilogy books such as Four 'til Late and Sinking Down.

Pick up a free paranormal thriller today with Eric Garrison's Spectal Delivery, a Road Ghosts tale, absolutely free on Kindle, Kobo, and iBooks. If you enjoy it, check out Four 'Til Late and Sinking Down, the first 2 books of the Road Ghosts Trilogy! 
Get it Here FREE!

This book may have been received free of charge from a publisher or a publicist. That will NEVER have a bearing on my recommendations.

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Dragon Weather by Lawrence Watt-Evans



This is book one of the Obsidian Chronicles.   It starts with a bang and keeps moving at a fast pace.   A totalitarian government may be being manipulated by a secret society.   The dragons are all dead or are they.   A young boy finds out the hard way and his life is dedicated to finding justice.

Arlian grows from a child to an adult through the course of the book.   The deprivations he faces are all character building and determines who he is and the challenges he must face.   He has unusual teachers, to say the least.  

His monochrome ideas of justice begin to mutate as he deals his own justice to those who have tormented him and those around him.   You can see a character shift that results from the experiences he has that alter his monomaniacal viewpoint.   In that way it is a coming of age story as well as a fantasy adventure.

I look forward to reading the ensuing volumes in the trilogy.

I recommend it.

web site:  http://www.watt-evans.com/

This book may have been received free of charge from a publisher or a publicist. That will NEVER have a bearing on my recommendations.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Peace Warrior by Steven L. Hawk



Sergeant Grant Justice was the best soldier his commander had ever met.  Sacrificed for a political goal he met a cruel demise or did he?   Centuries later Grant Justice lived up to his name.

An implacable enemy foe invades the peaceable kingdom and stagnation and fear result.  The author carries the political correct movement to a all together too reasonable (or unreasonable) conclusion.   A less than subtle commentary on the down side of the PC movement, the book has a reasonable plot and good execution.   The main protagonist is the stereotypical sergeant that some of us have actually met.  He  embodied the attributes we all want to see in our fighting men.  

The extra large foe was a little too stupid to believe but then complacency is hardly limited to fiction, just read the news. 

A good action/adventure, I hope to read the sequels.

web site:  http://www.stevehawk.com/

This book may have been received free of charge from a publisher or a publicist. That will NEVER have a bearing on my recommendations.

Friday, March 28, 2014

Wild Cards I by George R. R. Martin


This book is edited by Martin, although he has one story in it.   This is the book to read prior to reading any of the other Wild Card books.  This details how and what made the Wild Cards.

An alien virus genetically alters a percentage of Earth's population.   The results are grotesque disfigurement for some and enormously enhanced abilities for others.   The people with enhanced telekinesis, invisibility and other enhanced abilities while maintaining a reasonably normal body are called Aces.  The deformed, the grotesque, the severely impaired are called Jokers.  

This book is a compilation of short stories detailing who released and created the virus and the initial results of that release.

As in all collections of short stories, there will be some you love and others you wonder how did they get in with such exalted company.

web site:  http://www.tor.com/features/series/wild-cards


This book may have been received free of charge from a publisher or a publicist. That will NEVER have a bearing on my recommendations.