Wednesday, 13 June 2018

The Isk Rider and more SFF...

A great selection of book picks this week. Many fantasy, adventure, sword and sorcery, science fiction, thriller, horror titles and more!

First up is, is Legacy of Mars

It is a time of peace...The quiet before the storm...War is coming, and nobody can prevent it...

Following a successful rebellion against a ruthless despot, Martians struggle to rebuild their world. On Earth, the unification wars have finally ended, and Terra is united under one supreme leader for the first time in history. But the planet is no longer capable of supporting humanity's exploding population, and covetous eyes have fallen on the newly terraformed Mars, perceived as weak and ripe for the picking...

The Isk Rider of Bazuur

Treasure-seeking drifter Risgan falls afoul of a winged menace at the market town of Bazuur.

Risgan’s picaresque adventures take him far across the lands of Upper Fandria where he battles living stone giants, monster isks and warring tribes, where nothing is at it seems, and everything is ruled by the law of the jungle.

Read it free with a movie style soundtrack here. On amazon here.

Windwalker: Forbidden Flight

To save her people, she must first defy them.

Sixteen-year-old Kiva Fariq has always dreamed of soaring on the four-winged raptors that scour the desert skies. But the windwalker sect is closed off to women. Undeterred, Kiva attempts the deadly trials in secret. Should she survive, she will face an even greater challenge: bonding a raptor of her own. But when signs of an ancient enemy appear upon the plains, a threat awakens that will bury her people in a tomb of sand and stone—unless she can stop it...

The Paradisi Exodus Boxed Set - Books 1 and 2

In near future 2094, Earth is on the brink of nuclear winter. A secret evacuation is already underway, and Solomon Reach and his crew have guaranteed passage on the last ship to leave for colonization and exploration of a new planet in the Andromeda galaxy. When Solomon learns of a betrayal that will have catastrophic consequences, he is faced with an impossible choice: who will live and who will die?

Saving Paludis

When interstellar war threatens, three strangers must band together to save their world …

Police agent Stefan Lattanzis never expected his planet to become a battlefield, nor Earth for that matter. But when scientists from Paludis share a technological breakthrough with Earth authorities, peace escalates to the brink of war in a hurry. It doesn’t help that the local aliens have a dangerous and mystifying agenda of their own. Meanwhile, a desperate human cult has its own plans to exploit the powerful new technology…

Project Genesis

Global terrorism. The declining population. An uncertain future.

Does the Sphinx hold the answers?

The leaders of the world have failed. War is spreading and no amount of negotiation will prevent what’s coming. Instead, the United States President turns his eye toward the find of the century...

The Ares Initiative

Endangered by an alien adversary

Archaeologist Eliana Fisk helped expose a false god and end his reign of terror.
Now, he’s coming for the people of Earth.
And he’s hungry for revenge...

Mr Sugar

A gripping psychological thriller with a disturbingly dark twist.

"Three can keep a secret. If two are dead." Benjamin Franklin

A seductress hunting for her sugar daddy strikes gold with Mr. Sugar. But he has a closet full of skeletons...

Gutshot: The Catastrophe

This is how the world ends. For one man, this is how it begins.

What does it have to take to change who you are?
Donald Kerston's life up to now could only be described as a nightmare. But what he wakes up to suddenly becomes much worse.

Struggling for his very survival, for the first time he finds friends and a future - only to be confronted with the one thing he didn't ever want to face: his own terrible past...


Pope Gregoire XVII was last seen waving to the crowd at Saint Peter's square from the famous Apostolic Palace window. Despite several layers of tight security, neither the Gendarmerie nor The Entity (the Vatican's secret service) or the Swiss Guards claimed to know anything about his sudden mysterious disappearance...

The Silver Horn Echoes: Song of Roland

The Dark Ages—a time of great turmoil and the collision of empires!

As the Frank kingdom prepares for war, Roland, young heir to the Breton March, has been relegated to guard duty until a foreign emissary entrusts him with vital word of a new threat to the kingdom. Now Roland must embark on a risky journey to save all he loves from swift destruction.

Dragonclaw Dare

ARC copies of Dragonclaw Dare, a new release in The Dragon Sea Chronicles, will be available for download in July. Sign up here!

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Friday, 8 June 2018

Saving Paludis by Clayton Graham

I am happy to host Clayton Graham's blog tour for his latest SF novel, released today! Saving Paludis

It's light years away from his debut novel  'Milijun', but it occupies the same fascinating space between Science Fiction and the paranormal...

Over one hundred and forty light years from Earth, Paludis sits in the Pisces constellation, on the frontier of human exploration. It is verdant and beautiful – a world to be treasured. It has also been scarred by wars of colonization.

In the year AD 3989, human invaders control the planet and have done so for hundreds of years. Paludis is the planet's Earth name; the indigenous population, reptilian in nature, call their home Musk.

The Muskans are now restricted to a remote peninsula in the north-east of the main continent. The humans have taught the aliens their language and some of their ways, but the Muskans prefer the traditions of their ancestors. Or do they?

So what can go wrong? Well, quite a lot actually.

Mankind maintains a tentative footprint on this world, surviving on the proceeds of bauxite mining, with most living a hand-to-mouth existence. But when scientists from Paludis share a technological breakthrough with the Earth authorities, peace swiftly escalates to conflict.

Stefan Lattanzis never expected Paludis to become a battlefield, nor Earth for that matter. To try and save his home world, Stefan must team with two strangers, a botanist, Clare Cavanna, and mysterious seer Serpentine. As embattled factions vie for control of the universe, the trio must trust in each other to keep the new technology from ripping time and space apart.

‘Saving Paludis’ is not just an interstellar war novel. It reflects human nature in all its extremes: hate, jealousy, control, love and sacrifice. And what about the aliens – do they share these traits? In some ways yes, in others no. They are, after all, alien. But retribution is high on their agenda; an overwhelming desire to regain their planet. Quite how they attempt to do that must remain a secret!

If you like futuristic technology, alien political intrigue, and high-octane, paranormal action, then you’ll love this electrifying interstellar adventure!

I invite you to enter deep space, use the Einstein-Rosen bridges, and touch down on Paludis. Join Stefan and his friends to help save their world. You’ll love it!

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Sunday, 3 June 2018

A Graveyard Visible - by Steve Conoboy

I am happy to host Steve Conoboy's blog tour for his latest book, A Graveyard Visible.

Have a look. Steve writes with an interesting and engaging style...

There's a graveyard visible from Caleb's bedroom window, and it grows a little bigger every day. He sees funerals there each evening, but nobody's dying. He investigates, he measures. Misha, the strange girl who lives there with her grandfather, takes an unwanted interest in Caleb, and he can't shake her off. But he's sure those peculiar mourners, the same ones at each graveside every time, are forcing her into rituals against her will. He finds himself deep in a world of the dead, and it may be too late to climb back out.

This is a shivery story that takes a fresh look at a very familiar location - the graveyard. No mere zombies or vampires here. These revenants are being ripped from their final resting place, and all will be punished.

We meet Caleb, thirteen and still reeling from the death of his mother. He deals with this grief alone - his father is shut off in a world of work, and his grandfather is sinking rapidly into dementia. Misha, outcast by the other kids, could be his last chance at a friend - how far will he go for a shot at friendship? She is not easy for him to deal with. Misha has no love for a world that has labelled her as victim. Caleb, then, is in for a big shock when he expects her help in saving the town. These kids, already struggling to find their place in the world, will be tested to their limits as the horrors escalate...


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A Graveyard Visible

Friday, 25 May 2018

Curse of the Kraken and other SFF

Some new books and giveaways this week! First up is some sword and sorcery...

Curse of the Kraken

“Caves of old where krakens and gold,
Lie in darkness and dream, so it’s been told.”

This is a Lord of the Rings type fantasy...a tale of headstrong heroes and a larger-than-life creature, vying for lordship in an age where light and darkness walk a blurry line...

Here's what one booktrack reviewer wrote:

Wow! This is good... I mean REAL good. What else can I say to describe it? I highly recommend that every adventure/fantasy lover like me read this and see what I mean.

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Next up is the Auriga Project by Matt Herron. A mix of Stargate, survival against all odds and alien mystery. Fans of Stargate Atlantis and John Scalzi's works and character-driven fiction will like this.

Ripped from Earth in a horrifying teleportation accident, archaeologist Eliana Fisk finds herself stranded on a strange planet whose denizens want her as a human sacrifice.

Can she stay out from under the knife long enough to find her way home? Or will the desperate natives and their bloodthirsty gods get to her first?

Next up is Coilhunter

An imaginative, alternate-history SF Western adventure by Dean Wilson. Follow badass bounty-hunter Nox in a futuristic world.

Welcome to the Wild North, a desolate wasteland where criminals go to hide—if they can outlast the drought and the dangers of the desert. Or the dangers of something else.

Meet Nox, the Coilhunter. A mechanic and toymaker by trade, a bounty hunter by circumstance. He isn't in it for the money. He's in it for justice, and there's a lot of justice that needs to be paid...

Lastly, don't miss more May giveaways!

Saturday, 19 May 2018

The Timelost series + other SFF

A list of riveting SFF this week: alien technothriller, space adventure, dark fantasy, dystopian, steampunk, and paranormal romance. First up is the next technothriller in the Timelost series:

The Dim Zone

Mercenary Yul Vrean is hired by billionaire CEO Mathias of Cybercore to bring back alien samples from a remote planet in the Dim Zone. It’s a region rife with murderous space pirates and slavers, the warlike Zikri and Mentera. Yul and his space thugs suspect Mathias is not on the up-and-up as he expands his techno-empire...

I had fun creating the alien effects for this one: a combo of modulated synth tones and various animal sounds. Contains space battles, extreme action, a touch of the bizarre and fantastic...

Read it free with a soundtrack here. On Amazon here.

Refuge : The Minder's War

Sometime during their thousand-year voyage, the invaders perished. But their slaves, the minders, survived to finish the journey to Earth. Deanne doesn’t believe any of the news about visiting aliens. She’s a felon serving time in a California youth detention center. As the lights go out and the world falls down around Deanne and her fellow inmates, she discovers something that might hold the key to their survival. Saving Earth will mean risking not only her life, but what makes her human… Free on amazon

The Knight's Secret : The Mage Conspiracy

Sir Corbin, retired Hero of Jerkum Pass, rides for honor, glory, and his pension with the aid of a magic ring. The knight’s mission takes him to the capital of the Iron Empire. The city is in an uproar. The emperor has been slain by rogue mages. The new empress is livid. Soon all mages are suspect... including Corbin’s daughter... 

Cytress Vee - A Dog Squad Story - A SF Military series

Across the void formed by two galactic spiral arms, vast forces face each other. The tenuous Alliance, sixty civilizations united only by fear of invasion, prepare to resist the encroachment of their as-yet unseen enemy, known only as the Creeps...

 The Fall : The Mutant Rain Series

New Hampton is bloodthirsty. The streets are a cesspool. Greed and corporate necessity rule the overcrowded city. A mysterious doctor, his young protégé and a monstrous enforcer are playing gods, their wanton destruction going unchecked. The city’s Mayor seeks vengeance and believes the doctor’s work is the key to achieving redemption. These men will change the city forever... Kickstarter + rewards!...

Nighthawks : Children of Nostradamus

New England is a walled off radioactive prison. People exhibiting extraordinary abilities are hunted for experiments. The only talent twenty-six-year-old Conthan has in life is his art and knack for sarcasm. When a cop threatens his life, Conthan discovers he has the ability to teleport...

Star Crusader : Hero of the Alliance

Nate has a talent for space combat after hundreds of victories in the Star Crusader videogame simulation. His skills are unique, enough to gain him a rare privilege. The chance to join five other Alliance cadets and escape the dull routine of the classroom. They will enter a fierce competition light-years away in the ancient Byotai Empire. Yet days after their arrival a rebellious faction begins a bloody mutiny that spreads like wildfire. The time for competition has ended; the time of war has begun...

The Untold Tales of Dolly Williamson : An Occult Steampunk Thriller

Not your typical guns and gears steampunk. Sherlock meets the Dresden Files, in a steam-powered alternate history thriller. The woman on the cover is not Dolly. Her name is Sister Rose Caldwell. That man in the shadows is Dolly, and without the help of Sister Rose, all of London is in danger. Well maybe not all London, just the social elite that are having their souls stolen...

The Coven Princess

Your blood does not define you.
Harley Torrance's parents were killed in a home invasion when she was three. Adopted by a nice couple, Harley begins to develop strange powers. At fourteen she brews a potion so strong it gains the attention of the Coven King, and changes her world forever...

Venus Rising

After a string of brutal murders rips her planet apart, Empress Nadira is the only councilwoman left standing. Unable to calm the civil war brewing on Venus, her only hope lies in a reclusive but powerful magistrate, who sends Nadira on a dangerous mission to Earth in exchange for her help...

Re:Camelot: Part One: The Descendant of the King

In an inaccessible solar system, on the planet Avalon, darkness spreads across the continent, consuming all. But through the blackness, a small light emanates, signaling hope. Merlin awakes from her realistic dream in a cold sweat. She recalls an ancient prophecy. She must find the descendant of King Arthur who will draw Excalibur and save them...

Nailed by the Bear: A Billionaire Romance

The naïve and lovable Clarissa Carr is not looking for love, only looking for another paycheck. Another day another dollar. Another month of a roof under over her head so she can focus on her passion. Her one true love, Painting.
She meets a handsome, mysterious man when he walks into the Art Museum she works at one day. Taking an instant liking to her, she is suspicious of this Damian Holt. Nobody can be that perfect. Werebear or not…

Many thanks for those of you who reviewed The Dim Zone! For readers still reviewing, be sure to mention you received an arc copy.

Don't miss May's giveaways! Scroll down and click the image links below.

Wednesday, 9 May 2018

The Dim Zone - How far is too far?

Mercenary Yul Vrean is hired by billionaire CEO Mathias of Cybercore to bring back alien samples from a remote planet in the Dim Zone. It’s a region rife with murderous space pirates and slavers, the warlike Zikri and Mentera.

This alien technothriller is full of deadly space battles, extreme action, bio-mechanical fusion, killer aliens, a touch of the bizarre and fantastic… it will certainly intrigue fans of Alien, Predator and The Matrix.

In a race for mechnobot technology, genius Sigmund Hresh has engineered a prototype for what may be the holy grail of AI. The uses of such technology vary from the sinister to the saintly. Yul and his space thugs may be the only link preventing the next galactic war and saving the human colonies from hostile aliens.

The Making of The Dim Zone...

The booktrack audio component was based on many space classics with similar textures to Alien Covenant and Life. I created composite alien effects from mixes of digital samples and animals, using pitch effects and warping. All in all, an eerie backdrop to the alien planet Xeses, and later, the corridors inside the starship Orb of the Zikri hunters.

Enjoy The Dim Zone, the next book in The Timelost series:

Sunday, 6 May 2018

The Jisil-ou-az-lar and other SFF

An exciting collection of SFF this week: space adventures, technothrillers, sword and sorcery, fantasy and mystery. First up is Niel Bushnell's space war saga!

Arkship Obsidian (The Arkship Saga Book 1)

Earth has been destroyed, the entire solar system turned to dust by a cataclysmic event known as the Fracture. Now, the last survivors of humanity live on vast arkships drifting through the Cluster, fighting for survival in this hostile, ever-changing environment...

Struggling with newfound sentience and desperately trying to repair itself, The Indescribable Joy of Destruction is a ship trying to find a new home. In a galaxy torn apart by generations of civil war, that isn't an easy task. Tired of being used as a killing machine, it has a huge decision to make: hide and save itself, or help other artificial intelligences achieve freedom...

Humanity has fallen from its once majestic place amongst the stars. Desperate for more resources and colonizable planets, humans wage xenocidal war on the peaceful Enthos...
Book III in the series releases May 4!

The Infinet
Imagine a few short years from now…
...a quantum computer more powerful than all other computers ever created...combined...a madman seeking to destroy civilization with a computer virus targeting the Internet of Things...a brilliant but reclusive geneticist determined to solve one of the great mysteries of all time...
Download 'The Infinet' free here:

Battle Beyond Earth: Resurrection
The first instalment in an epic new series that tells of humanity's desperate struggle to survive in an uncertain and war-torn future. Four centuries have passed since the end of the alien invasion that almost destroyed humanity. The surviving races, human and alien, now live in peace as allies. But when a terrifying new enemy cuts a path of destruction through the Alliance, there seems little hope of resistance...

The Tube Riders Trilogy Boxed Set
Beneath the dark streets of London they played a dangerous game with trains. Now it is their only chance for survival...
Britain in 2075 is a dangerous place. A man known only as the Governor rules the country with an iron hand, but within the towering perimeter walls of London Greater Urban Area anarchy spreads unchecked through the streets...

Storms of Fate & fury: An Anthology of Ten Epic Fantasy, Myths and Legends, and Sword & Sorcery Novel

Beware the storm that brings magic, for there is no magic more powerful than love…Storms of Fate and Fury is a unique multi-genre anthology that brings together the best of epic fantasy, fairy tales, mythology, and more. Let the winds of magic, legends, and shadows sweep you away to worlds where impossible quests clash with forbidden love. Destiny can be a dark gift when the fate of all that you love rests on a sword's edge and every choice is marked by sorrow or sacrifice...

I Dream of Fire
In a not-so-distant future, Dreams really do come true...
When the world ignores a warning of total destruction, it rebuilds itself around the Dreamers that can predict and prevent another catastrophe. Revered, rich, and powerful, Dreamers are protected from all the dangers this new world presents...

Ambassador Series:
The bundled edition of the first three books in the popular Ambassador series. This series will appeal to readers who like alien societies that are familiar and disturbingly different at the same time, dangerous political intrigue, edge-of-seat action and characters who are never entirely good or entirely bad...
Free with Audible trial...

The Jisil-ou-az-lar
In a far future earth of melted polar ice, cities are gone; continents are flooded and humankind must fend its way by sea.  Only a handful of individuals survive on ships, invariably in competition with each other.  Can one man make a difference to the lives of a few?
 Read it free with a soundtrack here. Full anthology on Amazon here.

For those of you who signed up for the ARC, The Dim Zone, many thanks! The story is finished. ARC's are available and the book will be released May 10th. Sign up for a free review copy here.

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