Thursday, 26 October 2017

Halloween giveaways

This Halloween has lots of free books! I would like to introduce two fellow authors: Colby Rice, who is offering her post-apocalyptic novel, The Given, free:

Also Lincoln Cole, whose book launch for The Everett Exorcism started this week (99c). Check them out!

Other free giveaways this month include Freebooter (sea adventure) and Dragon Lords (sword and sorcery), plus many others by various authors. Click the image links below:

Featured this Halloween is Farling's Wall, a fantasy tale with multi-layered soundtrack. Click free preview to read and listen.

"I love this book" ... "wow, could not stop reading"

And Halloween wouldn't be complete without a really scary one, Ahrion's Minions, if you like sword and sorcery, werewolves, zombies, and evil wizards. Read and listen at your own peril.

Monday, 23 October 2017

The Cost of Survival by J. L. Stowers Blog Tour

Today on Fantastic Realms I have the privilege of hosting one of the first stops on the blog tour for The Cost of Survival, Book I of Genesis Rising by J. L. Stowers (released October 1, 2017)! 

Behind The Cost of Survival

The Cost of Survival is a science fiction thriller exploring the dark side of human nature from a world on the brink of destruction. Author J. L. Stowers asks the question, “What if humankind could no longer reproduce?” The answer is shockingly disturbing, but perhaps not too far from the truth if our dark history repeats itself. 

The main character, Walt Marshall, is cynical and distrustful of the very government who hired him. Yet he can’t say no to a once in a lifetime mission to a remote area devoid of the masses and their overwhelming use of technology. He makes his new home outside a military camp in a war-torn valley in hopes to restore the area to its once fruitful nature. However, Walt quickly realizes things aren’t what they seem. 

Walt stumbles upon an unspeakable secret regarding the truth as to why this valley was selected for colonization. Readers are emerged in Walt’s journey and internal conflict. The closer he gets to finding answers, the more he’s reminded of the emotional anguish he tried to leave behind.  His path to the truth leads through espionage and treason all while forcing Walt out of his comfort zone. The long time loner is forced to trust and rely on the people around him in order to uncover the facts.

This story is filled with twists, turns, and symbolism to keep readers on their toes. However, the best thing the first book in the Genesis Rising series has to offer is a glimpse at the lore fueling the trilogy. In the short story prequel, Project Genesis, we witness the discovery of the Genesis documents and the formation of the secret organization behind the translation. In The Cost of Survival, Walt Marshall experiences the mysterious language once more. We learn some of the information uncovered in the Genesis documents and more will be revealed throughout the series.

This incredible journey will take readers beyond what they’ve expected and it all starts with learning the secrets within The Cost of Survival.