Tuesday, 30 May 2017

Review of Passengers movie

I finally got around to watching Passengers. Starring Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt.

The storyline:

The spaceship, Starship Avalon, in its 120-year voyage to a distant colony planet known as the "Homestead Colony" and transporting 5,258 people has a malfunction in one of its sleep chambers. As a result one hibernation pod opens prematurely and the one person that awakes, Jim Preston (Chris Pratt) is stranded on the spaceship, still 90 years from his destination. Written by Eirini

Jennifer Lawrence plays Aurora Lane, a writer.
Chris Pratt plays Jim Preston, a mechanic.

My Review:
It's tagged as Drama / Romance / Adventure / Sci-fi, and it's accurate, the movie contains all four genres.

The sci-fi is plausible and the storyline only works on a spaceship, though my author brain is just now coming up with another way I could do this. (Puts idea into idea bank).

This is not a quest movie, the adventure is present from the opening credits. They're on a spaceship to an unknown planet. You wouldn't be there if you weren't an adventurist. However, they do have to save the world, in this case the other passengers.

The drama is present from the opening scene all the way to the end. It slowly builds which might not appeal to people who want explosive action for ninety minutes, but this isn't that sort of movie. There is explosive action - it seems to follow the formula of right place right time but what Hollywood movie doesn't.

The romance is nicely done. I think this story is above all, a romance. This is the story of two people who would never have met under normal circumstances, but of course here is where the twist lies. If you took away this element, the movie wouldn't end well, not just for these two but for other 5000 people on board the spaceship. The romance is what makes you root for these characters. Forget the rest, you only care about these two. And the android Arthur is a loveable characters.

For me, Passengers is the epitome of speculative fiction.

I won't give away spoilers, even though the twist is revealed early on in the movie, but it truly does make you wonder, what would you do in this situation? That's what I look for when I read or watch sci-fi. 

I enjoyed it. It's on my "I'm glad I watched it and I'd watch it again" list. 4 stars.

Now for the bits that didn't detract from the movie but stuck in my mind : Warning, this contains spoilers though if you haven't watched it, it won't make sense.

One of the crew members makes a brief appearance. It seems as if this is done purely to get Aurora and Jim access to the bits they need for the part in the movie where they save everyone. A bit too convenient.

Aurora rescues Jim from outside the ship. She would have to drag him all the way to the medical centre (but we don't see this) and lift him onto the hospital bed (we don't see this). Now, I don't know about you, but I have trouble lifting a 20 KG bag of cement. This is one of those things I always notice in films and TV.

Why didn't they have any kids? This was just a question that stuck in my mind and when you get to the final scene you'll understand why.

I did enjoy it. It's worth the watch.

Monday, 22 May 2017

Extract from Book 2 in an exciting new sci-fi series

The countdown is on. June 8 is the release date for Welcome to the Apocalypse Book 2 - CyberNexis. This is my first series. Prior to this, my books have been snapshots of a moment in a character's life, all standalone novels or short stories. When I started writing the story of three characters, Kelly Lawrence, Jack Minnow, and Reis Anderson, who become trapped in a virtual reality game battling a new apocalypse every day, I knew it would take much longer to tell this story than one book. I'm planning to write 4 or 5 novels to tell this entire story. Because there was a reason the computer failed...



Getting out of the game used to be all that mattered. Now all that matters is getting back in.
In book one players were trapped in a virtual game. Finally rescued, they're taken to an offsite facility where they'll spend a few weeks recovering from muscle dystrophy and cyber sickness. But not everyone survived.
Not only do Kelly, Jack, and Reis have to cope with the deaths of players they've come to respect and love, they'll have to cope with the reason behind the computer malfunction. All the fingers are pointing at the game's creator, CyberNexis.
 If you like exciting twists and complex characters, and if fun and entertaining reads are what you're after, then you'll enjoy this second instalment in the Welcome to the Apocalypse series.

Why pre-order?
save $1 when you pre-order, special price $2.99 usd (normally $3.99
you get the ebook delivered on the day of release. So it's set and forget.
it helps with the rankings on amazon.
book one was top 5 hot new releases for 2 weeks.

 read an extract




 The internet always crashed at home. Without fail, a quick search for a recipe turned into an epic battle, lasting longer than the Napoleonic War. However long that was; Kelly Lawrence didn't actually know because the computer had crashed the day she'd tried to find out.

The cause of her aggravation was not the plastic box and silicone chips that housed the data. The culprit was a non-sentient thing, capable of wreaking more havoc than a sugared-up toddler in a china shop. The culprit was cyber space. Littered with viruses, worms, malwares, and Trojans.

Why had she placed her life in the hands of a something prone to collapse?

Because it was meant to be a game.

It was also meant to be fail proof.

Someone was whispering in her ear. "It's over. You're safe."

No such thing as safe, she told herself, tuning out the voice floating to her from a corridor that could only lead to her darkest nightmares. She'd had enough of nightmares that charged towards her with blind fury, sending fiery sparks that stung like ant bites and always heralded another battle with monsters that wanted her dead.

"She's slipping away," the faraway voice said. "Come on, Kelly. Fight it."

Some people were born fighters. Others learned the skill. But always, even when you won you lost something.

"Stay with me," the voice beckoned. "I'm not gonna lose you."

What was the point of fighting? Pandora was never going to let her go. Yes, they'd given their cybernetic nemesis a name. Over one hundred people had entered simulation pods to escape reality. When it'd gone horribly wrong, it'd made sense to name their enemy after a goddess who'd unleashed hell upon mankind. All they'd had left was hope.

Even that was gone now.

Kelly let the darkness drag her away.




Kelly opened her eyes and was taken aback for a second. Seated opposite her was her late husband, Matt. Her heart lifted a little. He'd found her. Or had she found him? It seemed she recalled, hazily as if under the influence of a drug, that she'd gone in search of him inside the game, and here he was. He looked exactly as she remembered, with his dirty-blond hair that refused to stay out of his eyes, wearing a green shirt that melded to his body with adoration. He'd be almost thirty-one if he was alive. She was on the downhill side of twenty-six. These details should have mattered.

Instead, something akin to fear grew inside her, building the way a tornado does until she knew that whatever was heading her way could only be dangerous. Like a shipwreck survivor adrift in the ocean, Kelly slapped at the surging darkness to grab hold of the faraway voice. It was gone. She was alone with the ghost of her dead husband.

"The pursuit of happiness is a sink," Matt said, stabbing a slice of toast into the runny yoke of a boiled egg. "You fill the bowl with things that make you happy; shopping, drinking, smoking, eating. Whatever. Then you wake up the next morning to discover that the sink has a hole in it and the bowl is empty. What do you do?"

Too tired to take the bait to an argument so old it could only be interpreted with a hieroglyphics manual, she let her shoulders slump. She cast her gaze around the cafe where she and Matt had spent most Sunday mornings. The rustic decor of copper pipes converted into bookshelves, wine barrels made into tables, old jam jars used as drink glasses...these decorative items had once fascinated her. Now they terrified her. Only Matt could have replicated this virtual world. A world that both touched and saddened her heart at the same time, for this world was a glimpse through a window. Memories were all that were on offer in this cafe.

And yet, the past could only haunt a person if they let it, so why was she?

"Kelly?" Matt was scowling at her with a furious look in his eyes. The real Matt only ever scowled in fierce concentration, never in anger. "What do you do?"

"My addled brain sports neither concern nor clue," she said, quoting her dead husband who'd once spent a month talking like a Shakespearean actor while working on a Mediaeval cosplay website. This version stared at her blankly. Proof that he wasn't real.

"I just want to go home," she said.

The moment the words left her mouth she felt the air shift. The cafe faded and in its place was a war zone. Buildings were on fire, guns were being fired, smoke filled her nostrils.

The window beside her smashed, glass flew into the plate of eggs, and someone - no something - jumped through the opening.

There wasn't anything human about this creature. It had matted hair that was encrusted with dirt and blood. It carried knives in both hands and the hide of a deer was wrapped around its back. Bones hung around its neck and when it caught Kelly's gaze, it growled. The spell was broken. Her reflexes sprang into action. She ran out of the cafe.

Whatever happens next, she told herself, just keep running.

The beast matched her pace, running beside her with its wild hair trailing like a horse's mane. It turned its head and smiled, revealing yellow teeth. In her head she heard a voice yelling at her to go left, and so she did. But she ran straight into another creature.

It held a knife above its head. Staring at it, she noticed it was too small to be knife. A syringe! The beast swung the syringe down into her neck.

Except it wasn't a syringe, it was a computer cable.

Enjoyed this extract? Why not buy the book? You can buy it here.
Haven't read Book 1 yet? No worries, you can buy it here.

Saturday, 20 May 2017

Favourite Author vs Favourite Book

Favourite author vs Favourite book

I have favourite authors and I have favourite books. And I think the two can be completely separate because you can like one piece of a collection or you can like the entire collection.
Just like we have favourite songs but we might not listen to the rest of the album. I'm thinking "More Than Words" by Extreme and "Foolish Games" by Jewel. I love these songs. I could listen to them over and over, but I don't listen to the rest of their music.
Just like my favourite songs, a favourite book for me is something that I read and absolutely loved. I own a copy, I will never part with a copy, I will re-read it once or twice in my lifetime. I will still cry, smile, root for the characters, and I may even discover things I didn’t pick up on the first read. Quite often it’s just that I haven’t bought any more books by these authors or that they haven’t written anything.

With a favourite book, the individual parts are worth more than the sum.
Some of my favourite books include:

"To Kill A Mockingbird"
"The Hobbit"
"Black Beauty"
"One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest"
"The Hunger Games" trilogy
"The Outsiders"

A favourite author is an author I wouldn’t necessarily claim have written the best books on the planet. But I like the writing style and so I purchase their other books.

These are books that I can buy and know I’ll read and keep in my collection, but I wouldn’t say that all of their books rock my world. They may have one or two in the collection that do.

With a favourite author, the sum is greater than the individual parts.

Some of my favourite authors include:
Dean Koontz
Stephen King
Anne Rice
Marian Keyes
Maeve Binchy
John le Carre

According to my logic, if I love a book but I have read no other books by this author then they fall into my Favourite Book category. Whereas if I have read a lot of books from a single author, they fall into my Favourite Author category. For example, Suzanne Collins, the author of the incredibly brilliant Hunger Games falls into Favourites Book category.  I haven‘t read her children’s book nor has she written anything else, yet. And Harper Lee only wrote one book so she can’t be my favourite author. And I own all of Marian Keyes books and when I checked I realized I have quite a few le Carre and Binchy novels, so they come into my Favourite Author category.

The key to becoming a Favourite author is writing lots of enjoyable books, and I suppose I’m talking standalone and multiple series. That’s probably why I’ve held off writing a series for a long while. By my own logic, I can’t become someone’s Favourite Author if I’ve only written one series. So I wrote standalone novels, and Welcome to the Apocalypse is my first series. Another series I’m writing is standalone horror novellas, sort of like Goosebumps for adults.

My aim is to become someone’s Favourite author one day. I hope it’s you.
Did you know:
Stephen King's favourite book is "Lord of the Flies" by William Golding. (I'm betting I know who his favourite author is LOL)
Anne Hathaway's favourite book is "The Secret Garden" by Frances Hodgson Burnett
John Travolta's favourite book is "Airport" by Arthur Hailey

Wednesday, 10 May 2017

My To Be Written pile is as huge as my To Be Read pile

I like tick lists. I think most authors do. They keep me on track. Given that 2017 is almost halfway through, I thought I'd write a quick list of the books I'd like finished by the end of this year.
98% complete
Title:       "Welcome to the Apocalypse - CyberNexis" (Book 2)
Genre:    Sci-fi
Length:   100K novel
Status:    almost finished and on track for release on June 8
50% complete
Genre:    Murder mystery
Length:   70K novel
Status:    57K words written and needs to have scenes added then an edit
Genre:   Romance
Length:  70-80K novel
Status:   100K written and needs to be edited
40% complete
Genre:    Women's fiction
Length:   70-80K novel
Status:    100K written and needs to be severely edited
Genre:    Science-Fiction
Length:   10-15K short story
Status:    15K written and needs to be edited
2% complete
Title:        "Evil in the Embers" - A Shivers novella
Genre:     Horror
Length:   30K novellas
Status:    Overview written and I've created a cover!!
0% complete
Title:        "Mayhem in the Morgue" - A Shivers novella
Genre:     Horror
Length:   30K novellas
Status:    I've created a cover!!"Mayhem in the Morgue"

Did you know...
The first story in the Shivers series "Poison in the Pond" started out as a novel. Not just any novel, but my first ever completed novel. I wrote this book in 1996 and then it was put into the drawer for many years until I finally dragged it out to submit to a horror anthology. When it came time to editing, my 100K word novel became a 30K word novella. That was one tough edit. I'd always planned more companion novellas, and I'm finally locking myself into writing them.

I think that's enough work on my plate for now. Some of these are books that I wrote prior to my first YA novel being published. Some are 100,000 word novels, so it'll be interesting to see how they end up after the edits. I honestly can't believe that I wrote 100K novels. Back then, they'd taken 3 years to write. Now they take much less.

I'll need to be writing every single day for the rest of the year to achieve this goal.

Wednesday, 3 May 2017

Huge multi-author sci-fi and fantasy event | May 2-5 | all books 99c ea

I'm taking part in my first multi-author event. It's a crazy event, 100+ ebooks are all on sale for 99c. All of them are science fiction or fantasy titles.

You can fill up your Kindle all from this one huge event.

Andrea Pearson is an award winning author of teen fantasy and paranormal romance. She has kindly invited authors to celebrate in a huge promotion event.

In celebration of her Spellbound box set, which features 20 novels from 20 fantastic urban fantasy and paranormal romance authors, the following authors and I are running a huge multi-author promotion! There are over 100 of us participating, so you're sure to find something you'll love.

All books only $0.99!

This promotion starts May 2, 2017 and ends May 5. Please verify prices before purchasing, and also note that the authors rated their own books.
Without further ado, here are the books!

Rating: G

What does Matt want most? A kit to make a dragon! What does he get? Read the book with your child to find out!
"Three dead witches, an unknown killer, and one big mistake: they left me alive."
After a young librarian inherits her grandmother's ring she is pushed from a cliff—landing splat in the middle of 19th Century Monaco, where a killer's plot to seize the throne could consume her entire future—past and present.
When Della's roommate is stupid enough to give away a ring that protects her from her birth-curse, Della is forced to reveal herself as a goldspinner in order to find her roommate's true love.
"Dragons have fur? Yep! Meet Mortugal, the furry dragon!"
In this illustrated chapter book, Janetta, an avid reader, is transported to the land of the book fairies where she must figure out the mystery behind the disappearance of her books' last chapters. Will she succeed or will books disappear forever?
"Forgotten lines of ancient magic and the power of the throne. One will make them both his own if his heart sees the true power. . . " so begins The Cremelino Prophecy. Borderline between G and PG.

Rating: PG

Five Eligium stones. One has been stolen. Now the balance of power holding the kingdom together is threatened.
Destined to die, Born to Rule
Eun Na is working hard to help her father pay off a debt to a merciless lord when she meets two very different men by chance. One is a well-meaning noble who doesn't believe in magic. The other: a mysterious stranger who is forced to take the ethereal form of a ghost each night.
In the future, humanity has devolved into rat-sized pests who stir up trouble in a civilization of super-sized poultry. Champion cockfighter Shad Lugo makes a living exterminating such pests, until this bad mother-clucker runs afoul of the wiliest pack of little people ever, turning routine pest control into a gut-wrenching grudge match.
Sole survivor of a Martian colony disaster battles to escape her past. Prequel to the 10-book space opera serial, Shadows of the Void.
Lobo Coronado is kidnapped by night shadows and transported to another realm where he meets a queen, a vampire scribe and a little angel with a big attitude problem. This Freaksome Threesome must work together to stop an enemy with a demon army and ties to Lobo's late father to prevent the annihilation of Earth and the Celestial Realms.
In a world where rogue necromancers control the dead and turn them against the living, The Independent Necromancers’ Bureau works to keep law and order.
Master Engineer Caelen Williams is the most sought-after contractor aboard the closed-system marathon-class vessel Endurance, a generation ship at least four hundred light years away from its destination. Captain Lakewood, leader of the space-faring city, demands she resolve a life-threatening issue—the ship is losing water.
Only an orphan half-elf spy can avert a rebellion before it starts.
Join Willow Grey on a YA Fantasy Adventure in the Narnia-inspired land of Tirlane!
To please her father, and encouraged by her older brothers, she goes to work in the emerald mines. Still, she dreams of a better life—and becoming Gilliam’s top axe-throwing champion just might be her ticket out. Mabel is torn between her love of the sport—and her love for the elf Aramis. But loving an elf is forbidden.
Chased by the mafia, a young boy is saved by an alien invasion
Enslaved until her debts are paid off, Katherine’s working for the Collectors. If she can’t close a deal, she’ll be decommissioned. Permanently.
Beauty met the Beast and there was...bloody murder?
He's a powerful Genie, trapped in a magic lamp. She's an ugly old witch. They'll fight the dark forces... together.
As Jez works with the insurgents and their plan to destroy the City, she learns that attacking the City might save thousands of lives, but it will destroy Sol, the man she knows she can’t live without.
A werewolf ER doctor- what could go wrong?

Rating: PG13

A sci-fi Cinderella tale of betrayal and love, extinction and hope.

Everyone in the world has to consume magical sustenance every day or succumb to the horrors of the Hunger. It's one man's quest to find out why.
He's dark and powerful, a magical anomaly. She's inexperienced and untrained. Can they set aside their differences in time to save themselves?

Elle seeks freedom in the plague-ravaged wasteland outside her doomsday bunker, but the true threat is still inside the dark tunnels she left behind.
Four years ago, crime beat reporter Riley O’Rourke changed the world. To be fair, it wasn’t entirely her fault.
"Press-ganged into a dangerous mission in the heart of Capital Military Corps territory, Aly Erikson is running out of time to get back everything she’s lost: her smuggling crew, her brother, and her options for survival. But no one is taking her gun."
From the day she turns 18 her life takes an unexpected turn. She finds out that some dangerous man are after her.Soon Amanda realizes that those men aren’t men at all. Amanda has no idea what’s going on and how close she is to uncovering the deep secrets of her life.
"Can a beaten man find salvation in the chaos of an apocalypse?"
Can a boy without magic and a dragon that can't fly save their world from destruction?
Adventure and romance await Kate Norton, a young woman from Texas who finds herself in a dangerous land brimming with political intrigue and magic. Will her instincts be enough for her to survive?
As the sun sets against the backdrop of the Free State veldt and living nightmares walk the streets in the shape of their loved one's bodies, humanity's last hope rests in the hands of ordinary men and women called to do extraordinary things.
Mystery, horror and humor collide in the gripping urban fantasy, Fresh Hell, featuring Jake Fletcher, ghost detective.
A retired Sleeper and human lie-detector, Detective Brennan now concerns himself with more mundane homicides. But a violent drug lord threatens his city, and dream-stalking assassins from Brennan’s past are coming for blood.
A college student discovers she's the daughter of a powerful mage when a panther shifter delivers the news of her mother's murder...and now the killer is after her.

She looked for someone to save her. She found monsters. Discover why readers have fallen in love with Khe.
For a thousand years, the orb held evil at bay. . .then someone shattered it.
Crowned king, engaged to marry his one true love, Aurelio awakes trapped in his dragon form. Now he must travel to the city of the undead to break the curse.
"CIA courier Lucy can see a cheater’s glimpse into the future if an innocent is about to be killed, and a firefighter’s touch traps her within his turbulent emotions while sending him tumbling into her world of premonition and death."
A group of campers fight to escape the Great Northwoods when their peaceful trip is swallowed up in a battle against mutated wildlife, flesh invading plants, and a vengeful demon plucking them off one by one.
What if the greatest deception comes from our own heart? Anessa will do whatever it takes, even if it means making Snow White sleep forever.
Pirates, dragons, mermaids. After being accused of a crime she didn't commit, Rowen is rescued by a stranger with magic greater than any she could conjure on her own.
Step into Caledan, a land of fantasy, magic and dragons, and discover the series described as 'Game of Thrones for teenagers'. Exiled Prince Soren must restore peace to Caledan, but is he worthy of kingship?
Darian Leigh was a brilliant accident with a lattice-augmented brain. When he invents the Reality Assertion device and alters the laws of physics, he sets ablaze the worlds of science, religion, and politics. Will Darian’s invention be a gift to humanity or will it bring about its demise?
"When Rachel Farran accepted her calling to become a new Beacon, a reborn Fate and weaver of ley magics, she barely understood the world she was diving into. Lost souls, poltergeists, an ancient magical journal, and more await her in her journey. She has to balance all of that with time for her girlfriend, training her magical ally Malcolm, and, oh yeah, finding a job to help make ends meet. It's enough to make a girl go crazy!
Two siblings go on a quest to save their people from destruction.
"It is the end of days, the Apocalypse of Revelations has begun and terrorists have effectively taken out the super powers cleansing the planet of the 'disease of civilisation'. ​Small bands of survivors are forced to confront the horrors of a psychopathic enemy. They fight back the only way they can - with sudden and savage violence."
Nothing can come between Penny and Lennon except clan warfare and the whims of an elusive dragon. Urban fantasy with a San Francisco twist.
A never-ending war. A deadly new threat. One woman’s courage is the world’s only hope… Ancient Enemies is the first book in a series of action-packed, magical fantasy novels.
"Fight evil with us," they said. "It will be fun," they said.
False witches were burned at the stake while actual witches stood by and watched in revery. The flames scratched the skies with horrendous height as the heart of man darkened.
Treena will do anything to prove her worth, even take a dangerous spy mission with a mysterious slave as her trainer. But whose side is he really on, and can she survive long enough to follow her heart?
GYPSY BLOOD rolls like an avalanche of skateboards building to a climactic battle royal e between Carnival, a two-timing lady vampire, a she-demon with a mother complex, a social-climbing blood god, the collective spirit of the city and a mercenary mariachi band riding in a rickshaw!
Before he was known as the man who toppled the Council, Don O'Hara was just a boy who dreamed he could be a Space Jumper.
Dark schemes. The ultimate betrayal. They can't afford to lose. Can The Four topple the robot military and navigate the treachery of those who would betray them before Preeminence destroys them?
19 year old Kes stumbles through the desert, barely alive, carrying a message no one wants to hear: a living god at the center of a war against mankind wants to defect to the human side. It is not known who the message is intended for, and the only person who can vouch for Kes, Lazden Dadario of the Prince's Guard, doesn't trust a word she says.
When Naomi breaks the number one rule of being a Grim, there's going to be hell to pay.
In a world of sorcery, politics, and romance, nothing is quite as it seems.
Readers are calling it an all-ages Game of Thrones. Enter a world of swashbuckling, intrigue, battle and romance in this exciting new fantasy series.
As if being a ghost whisperer in a trailer park isn’t weird enough, skinwalkers take things to a whole new level of strange. After Shade’s mother moves them to a trailer park on the outskirts of Roswell, New Mexico, Shade is introduced to shifters and skinwalkers and a whole lot of trouble.
Outcast from his village, Finn as the king's new representative, he must uphold all of the law regardless of the cost. Events force him to fight for his own life and for his friends against both the living and the dead.
Inheriting an ancient magic, Zaan Talabard finds himself caught in a battle centuries old. It's a tale of turbulent adventure, new love, youthful hope and bitter loss.
They were only meant to play one game. Then the computer malfunctioned trapping over 100 players in a never-ending cycle of apocalypses.
Through the dark perils that beset her on every side, Cara discovers her love for Chad while Chad’s heart is torn between two lovers. Will Cara eventually win Chad’s heart, even as she struggles to win the battle that will save his life?
For years, a small rural Ohio church has been Kevin's retreat from the affairs of the world. Now a stranger has come to drag him into a struggle for global domination...
A team of humans is willing to face almost insurmountable odds to save the human race from annihilation. But quite how safe from discovery and attack is the planet the research team has been secluded on?
What If You Woke Up In Someone Else's Life?
Everything you thought you knew about mermaids is wrong.
The Gov wants use innocent people to create a hive mind of destruction. How will Aria and Wisdom defeat them? Is freedom worth the sacrifice?
Dead planets litter the Alorian Galaxy in the wake of interstellar war. When everything is at stake, who will rise to challenge the strongest military force in the galaxy?
Sometimes, the truth begins with a lie...
Experimental cryostasis would cure her cancer. When Kat woke up 500 years later she knew that wasn’t all they did.
She's a rebel who's been revived to save the world. He's a soldier with a monster locked inside.
Sci-Fi Bridge is thrilled to present its first collection from bestselling authors and newly emerging writers. These stories span the near and far future.
Jace is determined to protect Laura, even if he must sacrifice himself.
Searon wanted revenge. What he got was a snarky wizard and a quest he never expected ...
Evil has won, and the heroes are dead. Raza, the hunted man, is the last hope against the smog of darkness that smothers the world.
In this “weird west” tale of grit and vengeance, an unconventional bounty hunter seeks the killer of his family.
They started with five hundred, but their numbers are decreasing every day. Exponentially.
A new weretiger comes to town and he's everything she's ever wanted. However, the lies and deceit are too great and she stands to lose all that she holds dear.

Rating: R

Being dead isn't easy, and it gets even more complicated when the bad guy owns your undead ass.
The descendants of fallen angels issue a mortal threat. The Angel of Death arrives to kick-start the apocalypse. Can Night Sanchez win a war against them all?
Half-angels battle demons and one evil teenage girl to save the world in this action-packed dark fantasy. Discover why readers are giving 5 STARS and saying, ""This book floors the accelerator from the very first page."
Like Orwell's "1984" but with Ronald McDonald as Big Brother!
He's investigating her people - so why can't she resist him?
Mafia, Magic and Murder: Dark Urban Fantasy set in the Russian Mafia underworld of New York City.
In a world gone mad, with enemies both dead and alive, Odium will take you on a nailbiting journey across a ravaged world.
A witch of the Light returns to her hometown of Copper Falls to find that the love of her life lives with a curse caused by Sophie's own ancestor... and she's the only one who can break it. But what will she have to give up to do it?
Shifting’s more than skin deep; terror goes to the bone. Weresnake Lindi Parker thought she was safe--she was wrong.
Getting him in handcuffs was the easy part... The secrets surrounding Treska's missing memories could bring down the entire star system, and her enemy is the only one she can trust.
As a call girl, Samantha never hoped for a happily ever after until she met Vincent. It didn’t matter that he was a mobster, for seven years their life was perfect – then he was betrayed and brutally gunned down by other members of the family. Now she’s on the run for her life, and the only thing she has to remember Vincent by is a silver locket with the phone number of a stranger folded inside – that leads her straight into the arms of Vincent’s werewolf ex-boyfriend.
Yanked from her life by the mysterious Revik, Allie discovers she’s the Bridge, meant to herald the evolution of humanity––or possibly its extinction. A psychic romance set in a gritty, alternate version of Earth.
Jaz has felt cursed her entire life, and now she’ll find out why. Time travel meets Norse Mythology in this fiery fantasy adventure.
"Awakened from death. Herself but no longer alone in her own body. Two lives merged into one. A mistake. An aberration. A miracle. And a company that wants her dead because she exists."
Simon Alliant will find his abducted partner, come Hell or high heels. He doesn't realize he's in for a bit of both.
You can't break someone who's already broken
"Can an Alpha Dragon Alien Warrior and a Curvy Human find their happily ever after?"
I don’t know when he’ll be back, or what he wants from me. But I know he’s coming.
Evy Rivera is a time traveler, as is her father and his father before. Now she has to save the world--Too bad she didn’t know until yesterday.
You know they've taken over; do you reveal the truth, or do you stay alive?
For Lisa and Dale, escape is a very bad idea. Staying is a worse one ... but Dale is going to be very hard to convince. Post-apocalyptic / dark SF romance by award-winning author TS Vale.
In a dystopian future where humans have foolishly squandered Earth’s natural resources, the few remaining people are becoming desperate. Crowded in huge underground cities, they’ve finally come to the end of the line and they must decide whether or not they will trade the only valuable resource Earth has left... Women.
The seductive sorceress played a hand in his incarceration and now she comes asking for help? Perhaps she should begin by begging for mercy...
Mankind looked for life in the stars… and found nothing- not a bug, not a plant, not even a protozoa, so scientists decided not to waste the space and loaded up 51 unmanned ships with seeds, eggs and robot gardeners and sent each to a different world. A century later Catalina Solaris Xao Mondragon and her crew of Interstellar Ecologists must keep the fragile and bizarre ecosystems healthy enough to support human life, and not kill each other in the process.
In a world where people have the choice between starving or getting paid to be experimented on, they are happy to choose the latter.


Rating: NC17

"An eccentric modern-day witch, accused of murder, must explore her past lives in order to keep her freedom -- and find her way back to magic."