NERD BLAST: THE VAULT OF HORROR Audiobook


Audible Audiobook
Listening Length: 8 hours and 17 minutes
Program Type: Audiobook
Version: Original recording
Publisher: The AudioComics Company
Audible.com Release Date: October 25, 2019
Language: English, English
ASIN: B07ZL1C9YD


Director: WILLIAM DUFRIS
Sound Design: DAVID CHEN & CARLOS RODRIGUEZ SOUND 
O’SHEA CREATIVE MEDIA
Additional Post Production: MIND’S EYE PRODUCTIONS
Composers/Arrangements: FRANK SCHULMEYER
Cover Art: GEORGES JEANTY
Recorded at: MIND’S EYE PRODUCTIONS , PORTLAND, ME and INVISIBLE STUDIOS, LOS ANGELES, CA

When the history of horror comics was written, one name stood and still stands above the rest: EC Comics. With equal parts suspense, gore, camp, and morality tale, the triumvirate of EC’s horror output laid the groundwork for what was to come from many of the genre’s greatest writers and directors.

Now, AudioComics (a division of Pocket Universe Productions) presents EC COMICS PRESENTS… THE VAULT OF HORROR, its stories adapted and presented in an audio-rich fully immersive setting complete with a full cast, scoring, and soundscapes. This ghastly grimoire adapts issues #12 to #17 of the classic horror series, with werewolves, vampires, cutthroats, and numerous ne’er-do-wells!

Starring Kevin Grevioux (creator of the Underworld film franchise) as the Vault Keeper, and special guests Phil Proctor of the Firesign Theatre and Denise Poirier (MTV’s Æon Flux), the first season of VAULT is going to chill your spine and clam your palms! So put your headphones on and enter THE VAULT OF HORROR! It’s a real scream!

 



MEET THE CASTS

FEATURING KEVIN GREVIOUX AS YOUR HORRIFYING HOST, THE VAULT KEEPER!

  • Portrait in Wax! features the voices of Lance Roger Axt, Mariah Bergeron, Peter Berkrot, Rob Cameron, Steven Jay Cohen, and Hannah Daly.
  • The Werewolf Legend features the voices of Joseph Bearor, William Dufris, Emily Grotz, Philip Hobby, Paul Hodgson, and Charlie Marenghi.
  • Horror in the Night features the voices of Lance Roger Axt, Hannah Daly, Michael Rafkin, Lisa Stathoplos, and Jennywren Walker.
  • Terror Train features the voices of William Dufris, Paul Haley, James Herrera, Denise Poirier, Ashanti Williams, and Janay Woodruff.
  • The Dead Will Return! features the voices of Brent Askari, Barry Dodd, William Dufris, Christine Marshall, Casey Turner, and Jonathan Woodward.
  • The Curse of Harkley Heath features the voices of Joseph Bearor, Moira Driscoll, Emily Grotz, Paul Hodgson, Charlie Marenghi, Lisa Muller-Jones, and Marjolaine Whittlesey.
  • Doctor of Horror features the voices of Lance Roger Axt, Peter Berkrot, Steven Jay Cohen, Matt Delamater, William Dufris, and Dalton Kimball.
  • Island of Death features the voices of William Dufris, Charlie Marenghi, Michael Rafkin, and Lisa Stathoplos.
  • Voodoo Vengeance! features the voices of Veeva Banga, Burke Brimmer, Thomas Ian Campbell, William Dufris, Sarah Kennedy, and Mark Winkworth.
  • Werewolf features the voices of Brent Askari, Barry Dodd, William Dufris, Isabella Etro, Charlie Marenghi, Christine Marshall, Nic Robes, Casey Turner, and Jonathan Woodward.
  • The Strange Couple! features the voices of Brittany Burke, William Dufris, Sarah Kennedy, Kerryann Loomis, Erik Moody, and Harold Withee.
  • Rats Have Sharp Teeth! stars Phil Proctor.
  • Horror House! features the voices of Phil del Vecchio, Barry Dodd, Isabella Etro, Christine Marshall, Nic Robes, Casey Turner, and Jonathan Woodward.
  • Terror in the Swamp! features the voices of Rob Cameron, William Dufris, Emily Grotz, Philip Hobby, Paul Hodgson, Marjolaine Whittlesey, and Collin Young.
  • Report from the Grave features the voices of Hudson Christie, Jack Kelley, Maiya Koloski, Aidan Lee, Owen Lee, Andrew Lyndlaker, Mike MacKenzie, Owen McAnuff, Ryan Strack, and Robbie Trowbridge.
  • Buried Alive! features the voices of Brittany Burke, William Dufris, Paul Haley, James Herrera, Maiya Koloski, Denise Poirier, Ashanti Williams, and Janay Woodruff.
  • Werewolf Concerto features the voices of Rob Cameron, William Dufris, Philip Hobby, Paul Hodgson, Dalton Kimball, Lisa Muller-Jones, and Marjolaine Whittlesey.
  • Fitting Punishment features the voices of Lance Roger Axt, William Dufris, Ed Romanoff, Jennywren Walker, and Collin Young.
  • The Grave Wager features the voices of Gabriel Beury-Moore, Karen Bombaro, Thomas Ian Campbell, William Dufris, Jackson Harris, Dalton Kimball, and Alexander Merrill.
  • Escape! features the voices of Lance Roger Axt, Peter Berkrot, Steven Jay Cohen, Matt Delamater, William Dufris, Dalton Kimball, Karen Lundh, and Michael Rafkin.
  • Terror on the Moors! features the voices of William Dufris, Charlie Marenghi, and Lisa Stathoplos.
  • Baby… it’s Cold Inside! features the voices of Lance Roger Axt, Mariah Bergeron, Peter Berkrot, Steven Jay Cohen, William Dufris, Karen Lundh, and Michael Rafkin.
  • The Beast of the Full Moon! features the voices of Brent Askari, Barry Dodd, William Dufris, Christine Marshall, Nic Robes, Casey Turner, and Jonathan Woodward.
  • Voodoo Horror! Features the voices of Karen Bombaro, William Dufris, Paul Haley, James Herrera, Denise Poirier, Ashanti Williams, and Janay Woodruff.
You can purchase The Vault of Horror at the following Retailer:
Photo Content from Pocket Universe Productions
Pictured: Lance Roger Axt, Phil Proctor and William Dufris



Lance Roger Axt (Co-Founder) was the creator/Producing Director of the audio theatre production company Play it by Ear Productions, through which he produced world-premiere radio one-acts for the award-winning anthology series “We Have Ignition,” and produced and co-directed a festival of original five-minute radio plays, You Have Five Minutes… before a live audience in Albuquerque, NM in 2009.

In addition, he produced a live re-creation of Norman Corwin’s legendary audio essay We Hold These Truths at the Canterbury Woods Auditorium in Pacific Grove, CA (2005), followed by a series of old-time radio re-creations on the Central Coast, “Those Thrilling Days of Yesteryear” (2007 – 2010)

Lance is the former Vice President of the National Audio Theatre Festivals, Inc., an organization dedicated to the education and promotion of contemporary audio theatre, and was a six-time attendee at the Festivals’ Audio Theatre Workshop in Missouri, where he directed the world premiere of Knocking on Heaven’s Door, written by comics legend JM DeMatteis (2011). He also produced the NATF’s “Audio Art of Animation” workshop in Hollywood, and is one of the co-creators of the Norman Corwin Award for Excellence in Audio Theatre, the only award of its kind in America honoring life achievement in audio theatre/radio drama. He has also narrated over two-dozen audiobooks for Audible Studios and Audible ACX.

A classically-trained actor (MFA, Trinity Rep Conservatory in Rhode Island) who has performed off-Broadway and with regional theatres in New England, Lance is also a produced playwright (Chasing Dragons), and has been commissioned to write a screenplay for a new production company in Los Angeles. Short fiction published by 01 Publishing and Pro Se Press (forthcoming). He is currently working on both full-length play and screenplay #2; on a graphic novel set in 1930’s Hollywood; and on his first YA prose trilogy.

AUDIOCOMICS COMPANY CREDITS:
Actor: NORM (Starstruck); Alec Killian (Titanium Rain, Episode One); Howard Deutchman (Honey West: Murder on Mars); Mayor Percy J. Benbough (The Domino Lady: Welcome to San Diego…); General Todd McAlister (Battle for LA); Sgt. Brian Mulcahy (The Perhapanauts: Monsters Among Us, or Chimaera Wanna Tellya Somethin’); Medulla (Molly Danger, Episode One: Mighty); Det. Donoghue/Timothy Lathrop (The Starling Project); Al Grubb and Ensemble (Locke and Key)

Director: The Domino Lady: All’s Fair in War (2012); Battle for LA (2013);
Co-Producer on all AudioComics Company productions (except HorrorScopes). Adapted Battle for LA for audio, and co-adapted Molly Danger, Episode One: Mighty.

William Dufris (Co-Founder) began his audio career in London (radio plays, audio books, film/animation dubbing, language tapes), where he resided for 13 years. During this time, he had the privilege of sharing the microphone in a number of BBC Radio plays with Kathleen Turner, Sharon Gless, Stockard Channing, and Helena Bonham-Carter. He worked with legendary director Dirk Maggs (of Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy fame) on his audio drama productions of The Amazing Spider-Man (where he voiced the title role of Peter Parker), Judge Dredd, Voyage, and An American Werewolf in London. He is best known as the original voice of Bob the Builder in the popular children’s show Bob The Builder for the US and Canada (series 1-9).

These experiences led Dufris to co-found the audio production company The Story Circle, Ltd in the UK, which produced audio theatre programs for numerous publishers. Upon returning to the US, Dufris founded Mind’s Eye Productions, and co-founded AudioComics, for which he has been producer, director, actor and engineer. He was also a guest artist at the National Audio Theatre Festival’s 2005, 2006, and 2007 Workshops, appearing in the world premiere works The Best Place to Grow Pumpkins, Rewind, Extra-Ordinary, and Histories, and directed Arigon Starr’s audio comedy Super Indian for Native Voices at the Autry Center in Los Angeles.
With over a thousand audiobooks to his credit, Bill is a multiple finalist for the APA’s prestigious Audie Award (winning in 2012 for The Murder of the Century), has garnered numerous Golden Earphones Awards through AudioFile Magazine, and was named by AudioFile as “One Of The Best Voices At The End Of The Century.”AUDIOCOMICS COMPANY CREDITS:
Director: Starstruck (2010); HorrorScopes (2011); Honey West: Murder on Mars; Titanium Rain, Episode One (2012); Gamadin: Word of Honor; Molly Danger, Episode One: Mighty; The Perhapanauts: Monsters Among Us, or Chimaera Wanna Tellya Somethin’ (2013); The Starling Project (2014); Locke & Key (2015)

Actor: Dwannyun of Griivarr and Orga the Killer Cyborg (Starstruck); Ensemble roles (HorrorScopes); Lt. Mark Storm (Honey West: Murder on Mars); Austin Briggs (Molly Danger, Episode One: Mighty); and Karl the Mothman (The Perhapanauts: Monsters Among Us, or Chimaera Wanna Tellya Somethin’)

Co-Producer on all AudioComics productions.

FACEBOOK | INSTAGRAM | TWITTER | WEBSITE | IMDBABOUT POCKET UNIVERSE PRODUCTIONS
Pocket Universe Productions creates fully immersive “audio movies”, adapted from science fiction, fantasy, horror, and thriller prose, as well as from stage plays and graphic novels.Founded by Lance Roger Axt and William Dufris, Pocket Universe elevates audio fiction to a whole new level by offering the best stories from the best writers and utilizing professional voice actors and richly layered soundscapes and music in order to provide stellar audio entertainment.

Pocket Universe is also one of very few production companies that brings a unique collaborative approach to the medium by working in partnership with independent creators and writers, guiding them through the process of adapting their stories for audio, all the while ensuring no unwelcome viewpoint is foisted onto their creations. Pocket Universe offers a second life for any creator’s story, via a medium that promises to present that creation to an entirely new audience.

Pocket Universe plans to expand our reach into the worlds of video games and animation, bringing the same quality found in our full-cast productions to the audio components of these forms of entertainment. Pocket Universe is also developing an original line of creator-owned properties for trans-media options and sales to the entertainment industry, including Mr. Dufris’ Twice Upon a Time, and Mr. Axt’s Plunder and Sight Unseen.

 
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BOOK RELEASE: ASYLUM by Perfectly Poisoned Anthologies

ASYLUM

Published: January 20, 2020 by Perfectly Poisoned Anthologies

Historical Fiction

 

 

 

Synopsis:

 

The year is 1890. The Barrow Haven Asylum is a private facility in rural England housing some of the country’s wealthiest insane. Some inmates are truly insane, some banished by family members, others perhaps feigning insanity and with questionable agendas.

Ten stories of shock and suspense brought to you by ten of your favorite authors.

 

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ASYLUM

 

💉 The new historical anthology from Perfectly Poisoned Anthologies

 

🤩 Release date: January 20, 2020

 

🎉 Already a #1 Best Seller at Amazon.com

 

The year is 1890. The Barrow Haven Asylum is a private facility in rural England housing some of the country’s wealthiest insane. Some inmates are truly insane, some banished by family members, others perhaps feigning insanity and with questionable agendas.

 

📖 Ten stories of shock and suspense brought to you by ten of your favorite authors.

 

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INTRODUCING LILY SNOW

Natalie-Nicole Bates

Doctor Jonathan Marsh is a professional success, but a personal failure. As lead physician at

Barrow Haven Asylum, he is admired by many, but he resents the position was thrust upon him by his father and grandfather.

 

Desperate to strike out on his own, but burdened by family guilt, he remains at Barrow Haven year after year.

 

When a nameless mute woman arrives at the asylum, Jonathan fills himself being pulled in by the mysterious beauty. Suddenly, the doctor/patient relationship reverses itself. But who is the woman and what is her plan?

 

 

CONFESSION

Marie Sterling

 

Sarah Malone is sent to Barrow Haven Asylum for the murder of her husband, to live however long in privileged imprisonment. A series of patient deaths soon follows after her arrival, but surely that’s just coincidence.

Isn’t it?

 

 

THE HARLOT SPY ESCAPES

Terri A. Wilson

 

After years of dedication to the Queen, England turned its back on Charlotte Jane Abercromby. Now she is taking her secrets and returning the favor. Her life as a Harlot Spy provided a lifestyle among the most elite of aristocracy. After years of gathering secrets for the Crown, some that may affect the queen herself, Queen Victoria will not let her easily escape. Hidden away in Barrow Haven Asylum, Charlotte must do the unthinkable or lose her mind forever.

 

STOLEN IDENTITY

Amanda J. Evans

 

Two girls
Two different lives
Fated to help each other
But will they both survive?

Seventeen-year olds Emily Brown and Clara Brunsworth are from different worlds. One rich. One poor. While Emily is scouring the streets looking for a way to help feed her family, their two worlds collide.

 

As their friendship blossoms, Emily agrees to swap places with Clara for one evening. Unfortunately, fate has other plans and Emily ends up imprisoned in Barrow Haven Asylum where secrets and dark family history is revealed.

Can Emily uncover the truth before it’s too late?

Can she become the girl she loathes, or will Barrow Haven and its tortures trap her forever?

Find out in this prince and the pauper style retelling from award winning author Amanda J Evans.

 

 

 

GRAVE CORRESPONDENCE

Lisa Acerbo

 

Committed to Barrow Haven Asylum after a falling out with his well-to-do family, Harry William’s only escape is to write letters. But he’s not sure if he controls what ends up on the page or the pen commands him. Does the devil own his soul?

 

ADELINE’S ADMISSION

Sheri Lynn

 

As a teen, Adeline Shaw’s morbid fascination with suspected murderer and radical scientist, Edgar Walker, his companion, Louisa Becker, and the investigating detective, Stanley Price, led her down a path of grief, denial, and self-destruction.

Residing almost half of her five and thirty years in asylums since, along with her vivid imagination, and victim to experimental, atrocious procedures, Adeline can’t distinguish reality from fantasy.

 

Does she learn she never endured the worst alone?

 

Some individuals live within their own set of boundaries. “We do what we must for those we love.”

 

FALLEN

J.A. Cummings

 

When a viscount’s daughter is admitted to Barrow Haven Asylum, only twelve years old but pregnant and raving about fallen angels, matron Catherine Mills suspects that more is at play than a teenager’s guilty delusions.

 

CLANDESTINE

Jennie L. Morris

 

Luella Carey isn’t crazy, not really, not that anyone believes her. Sent to Barrow Haven Asylum for a melancholic nature, she’s locked away at the behest of her father and his new wife.

 

Grieving for her mother’s death, Luella finds comfortable solitude in the asylum until several anonymous letters appear. Mr. Winifred Carey’s new wife intends murder. She plans to claim the Carey fortune as her own.

 

Mere days to escape the asylum and warn her father, Luella turns to a new friend, Mr. Isaac McEwen. The clock ticking down the hour, Luella fears her final decision. A grave mistake, perhaps? But who can she trust?

 

THE VOICES OF REASON

J.V. Stanley

 

Arabella Evans loved to read. So much so that it affected her ability to determine fantasy from reality. It was a means to escape the confines of her own mind that foraged a means where she could exist freely in this world and the other…or were they just the voices clouding her mind in madness? She arrived at Barrow Haven Asylum on behest of her husband, whose political ties would be tarnished by a mad wife. Two weeks in, she realizes a malevolent force was at play within the asylum. Determined to find the connection between a large blood stain hidden beneath a carpet in the common room with another oddity that struck her—Silas Brentwood a man with the mind of a child associated with every clue.

 

Voices lurk within the walls of the asylum, just as they had in her home—seemingly an integral piece to the puzzle of the asylum, Arabella finds herself face-to-face with a murderer who walks freely, to which the voices in her head concur—something sinister lay in wait for her, the voices warn, but is she the only one that can heed their warning? Will the voices lead to reason? Can her own mind help her uncover the truth or is the intrigue nothing but a fabrication of her mind?

 

THE FASCINATION OF JEREMY FAIRWEATHER

Jo Seysener

 

Jeremy Fairweather’s ennui is killing him. The state of his country, or what little empathy men have for each other has almost broken him. The first son of a wealthy Viscount, Jeremy is both swathed in luxury and, thanks to his father’s influence, fettered to do anything about the world of poverty surrounding them. Needing a distraction, Jeremy concocts a mad idea to get himself committed for a few months. What could be madder than staying with the lions themselves? In seeking a cure for his ennui, the young lord discovers a new meaning for family, and the bonds of friendship that can’t be broken even by the greatest of sacrifices.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE AUTHORS OF ASYLUM

 

Natalie-Nicole Bates

Natalie-Nicole Bates has worn all the hats in the publishing world – reader, reviewer, author, and now small publisher with Perfectly Poisoned Press. She has the ability to see the point of view of everyone involved with the love of books.

With a taste for the darker side, Natalie-Nicole’s favorite genres are Dark Victorian, Steampunk, and Dark Paranormal. Her interests include collecting Victorian-era photographs, Frozen Charlotte Dolls (her latest batch was just delivered from a German excavation site after being buried underground since about 1860), and antique poison bottles. She loves exploring and photographing cemeteries – the older, the better!

 

Lisa Acerbo

Lisa Acerbo loves to stay up late reading scary stories. She is a high school teacher and adjunct faculty at a local community college. She lives in Connecticut with her husband, daughters, and two rescue dogs. When not writing, she hikes and helps foster dogs find their forever homes.

 

Jennie L. Morris

As a self-proclaimed Anglophile and research geek, it’s no wonder Jennie L. Morris writes Romance and Historical Fiction with a flair for realism. Her love for learning led her to obtain degrees in Anthropology and Biology, which she often relies on during her writing process. Coming from NE Ohio, and raised on a small beef cattle farm, life was anything but ordinary growing up.

Jennie now resides in rural Kentucky, among the bluegrass and dazzling horse farms, with her amazing husband and their boxer Archie. When she isn’t reading or writing, she is feeding her tea obsession or perfume addiction, letting the scents and flavors fuel her creative fires.

 

Marie Sterling

Marie is a native Midwesterner who now resides in Florida. Her family and friends would probably describe her as sarcastic, but that’s not completely true. Sometimes she’s sleeping. Marie spent a good chunk of her life in the United States Army, several of those years working in Military Intelligence. She could tell you more but then she’d have to kill you. Marie is also a member of RomVets, a group of military women who have turned the sword to pen.

Asylum is the fourth anthology that Marie’s writing has appeared in, and the third with Perfectly Poisoned Anthologies. She has stories in Grave Importance and Devious Ingénues (with PPA) and in Order Up: A Menu of Lesbian Romance and Erotica.

 

Terri A. Wilson

 

Terri considers herself a professional liar. That’s right, she tells stories for a living. She creates worlds and brings dreams to life. She writes paranormal romance and contemporary romance with the hope that she will make others enjoy reading as much as she has. When she’s not writing, she’s staying connected to her inner hippie and searching the internet for funny memes. Her tribe includes a dog, two daughters, a ton of imaginary friends, and an incredible man who keeps her tethered to the ground while she flies.

 

Amanda J. Evans

Amanda J Evans is an award-winning Irish author of YA and Adult romance in paranormal and fantasy genres. Growing up with heroes like Luke Skywalker and Indiana Jones, her stories centre on good versus evil with a splice of love and magic thrown in too. Her books have all won awards and her latest novella, Hear Me Cry, won the Book of the Year Award at the Dublin Writers Conference 2018. Amanda has been featured in a number of poetry anthologies in 2017 and 2018 including A Bowl of Irish Stew, a charity anthology for Pieta House and her short story Moonlight Magic was included in the Owl Hollow Press Anthology, Under the Full Moon’s Light, published in October 2018. Amanda’s latest novel, Winterland, is currently on submission with agents and she is working on a number of anthology stories at present which will publish in 2019 and 2020. Amanda is also the author of Surviving Suicide: A Memoir from Those Death Left Behind, published in 2012.

 

J.V. Stanley

  1. V. Stanley is an award-winning author and holds a BA in English and Communication. Her debut novel, “Faces In Still Waters” and poetry collection, “Chasing The Red” won first and second place in the 2016 Summer Indie Book Awards by Metamorph Publishing. Some of her publication credits include “The Library”, “Siren’s Lullaby” by Enchanted Anthologies, “Devious Ingenues”by Perfectly Poisoned, Anthologies, and Crazy Ink Publishing’s “Beyond Atlantis” among others. She is an IDPA Nationally Ranked Pistol Competitor—thus making her a warrior poet. She loves to bake, knit, read, and study herbalism. She currently lives in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan with her son and daughter (who’s also a writer) and spends copious amounts of time drinking over-sugared coffee while daydreaming on her keyboard.

 

Jo Seysener

Jo Seysener is a mum of three crazy kids and a rambunctious, 32kg lapdog. When she’s not exposing her kids to cult stories from her childhood, she can be found attempting to re-life browning herbs and tortured orchids. She writes picture books for children through Library for All – a non-profit organisation encouraging literacy in third world nations. She also writes speculative fiction for adults, collecting a growing number in anthologies. Jo lives with her husband near Brisbane, Australia. She adores alpacas.

 

J.A. Cummings

  1. A. Cummings was born in Flint, Michigan and was raised in a nearby town called Clio. Appropriately enough for someone growing up in a place named for the Muse of history, she developed a passion for reading and the past that continues to this day. Her love of poetry and storytelling quickly followed.

    Her life has been one of numerous false starts, unexpected endings and fascinating side trips that lasted far too long. All of that chaos has informed her writing and improved her understanding of what it means to be human, both the sorrow and the glory.

    She still resides in Michigan and pays the bills by working as a paralegal and ghostwriter.

 

Sheri Lynn

Sheri Lynn also writes as Sheridan Knight.
I grew up an Army brat, so my childhood involved moving every three years. However, truly a southern gal, I currently split my time in Alabama and Florida with my husband, two Chihuahuas, two Golden Retrievers, a mean cat, and a turtle. I have two sons, who live on their own, a daughter in college, and a stepson and stepdaughter.
Romance novels have always been my first reading choice. I’m a hopeless romantic, and that trait materializes in every aspect of my life. “Wearing your heart on your sleeve” has been a common phrase repeatedly heard throughout my life. Writing romance and happily ever afters comes naturally.
Whether a result of my childhood, or not, I love to travel. Warm weather and beautiful beaches are always my choice destination.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CONNECT WITH THE AUTHORS

 

Natalie-Nicole Bates

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BatesNatalie

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NNBates/

Blog: www.natalienicolebates.com

Natalie-Nicole’s Nation: https://www.facebook.com/groups/Natalienicolesnation

 

Lisa Acerbo

 

Blog: Lisaacerbo.com

Blog: dakotastarauthor.wordpress.com

Twitter: @Apocalipstick_

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/laft100/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lisa.acerbo.5

 

Marie Sterling

 

Twitter: https://twitter.com/MarieSterling20

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/marie.sterling76

 

Jennie L. Morris

 

Instagram: www.instagram.com/authorjennielmorris/

Facebook: www.facebook.com/AuthorJennieL.Morris/

Facebook Readers Group: www.facebook.com/groups/JLMTeaAndBooks

 

Terri A. Wilson

 

Newsletter- https://dl.bookfunnel.com/454s3hvn1
Website- http://www.terriawilson.com
Twitter- http://twitter.com/terriawilson
Facebook- http://www.facebook.com/wilsonterria/

 

Amanda J. Evans

 

Website: http://www.amandajevans.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/amandajevanswriter
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/amandajevans
LinkedIn: http://ie.linkedin.com/in/amandajevans/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ajevanswriter/

 

 

 

 

 

J.V. Stanley

 

Link to my group Julie’s Jewels
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https://www.facebook.com/jvstanleyWB/

Twitter https://twitter.com/jvstanleyWB

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/writerzblock007

 

Jo Seysener

 

www.joseysener.com

www.facebook.com/joseysener

www.instagram.com/fancynancyer

www.twitter.com/jseysener

Jo’s Gems

https://www.facebook.com/groups/780573025677486/?ref=share

 

J.A. Cummings

 

website: www.authorjacummings.com
FB page: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000272403310
FB Reader Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/224474201619690

 

Sheri Lynn

 

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https://www.facebook.com/groups/SexyScintillatingRomancebySheriandSheridan/

COVER REVEAL: UNLEASHED by Celia McMahon

Unleashed is the third installment to Celia McMahon’s Unspoken trilogy. AND HERE IS THE GORGEOUS COVER!

“I will claim my victory with claws and teeth and steel.”

In the wake of her battle to protect the Den, Izzy has crossed back into Stormwall to enact her plan with the former prince, Ashe, to retake the kingdom from within. Only weeks go by with no word from the prince and Izzy is faced once again with Ashe’s betrayal. She is forced to make alternate plans with a group of rebels to kill both king and prince.

But the world has always bent at odd angles for the wolf-princess. On the day of their battle, things don’t go as planned and Izzy finds herself once again fighting for her life and friends. In the chaos that follows, Izzy and her rebels lose Stormwall into the hands of the Gwylis.

When Izzy discovers that the king had been turning children into wolves, she embarks on a journey that will take her deeper into Mirosa to both save innocent lives and continue her brother Henry’s take of breaking the Gwylis curse. While battling her own demons, her friends have continued the path of their own destinies, each weaving together for one final battle. With the Uncanny’s power growing stronger there is more at stake than ever. Amidst demons and gods, Izzy must aim to break apart the world she knew, to build something even better in its place. A kingdom without demons or wolves. A new kingdom.

Be sure to put it in your TBR shelf on GoodReads HERE.

You can also follow Celia McMahon:

Instagram: @celiamcmahon_author
Twitter: @CeliaMWrites

HAPPY NEW YEAR! (Please read because new things are to come!)

Goodbye, 2019 and hello, 2020! It is the year of perfect sight and we should all be more observant.

Okay, that sounded better in my head. But, honestly, this is definitely going to be a good year. Why? Well, I’m here, aren’t I?

I honestly don’t remember what my resolutions were for 2019 and I’m sure I’ll forget this year’s. But, I like making lists and the one thing everyone can definitely agree on, I love sharing and boy do I share. I quite possibly overshare.

And this year, I’ll be sharing.

For organization sake, I have divided the resolutions into two groups: HOME and WORK.

HOME

I really have only one thing. Everyone has a junk drawer. Maybe even a junk room. If you visit my home, you’ll find a junk floor. No, I don’t technically live in hoarding status chaos, but if it’s the basement you only get to see, you will think I do. And so, for this year, starting today (after I eat and record a YouTube video for Friday), I will be filling out a bag of trash from the basement.

I will continue to do this for every day I am home. I know there will be days I won’t be able to and that is fine. I’m just ready to get the bulk of the trash out.

WORK

This one is a longer one. I want to focus on more solo works. I plan on releasing more things under just my name and my erotica pen name, Eliza Jensen. Yep, I’m even just going to announce it.

I WRITE EROTICA.

On the side. Shush. I like it. Live with it.

I’m also going to be more marketing/branding forward. This means more blog posts that aren’t just reviews or book spotlights. I will be talking about your favorite person of all time (next to you and your loved ones because I will never try to get past that) .  . . anyways it’s me. In case you were wondering.

This means you will see me mention my YouTube channel more and possibly be directed to see some of the videos. I have three months planned out and there is a Friday filled for each one. If you haven’t checked it out, please do. Do the regular like, subscribe, and comment thing while you’re at it. I’d love you forever if you do.

Aside from those things, I think I’m pretty good on . . . OH! Yeah, I want to do more editing stuff too. And graphic designing for my book covers (FUN FACT. I actually make the book covers for my erotic fiction).

As for the normal reading thing, I’m going small in book number. I’ll be happy if I get 26 books read this year. I made my goal last year and I know I could make 26 this year, I just have been in a reading rut. It is what it is.

HAPPY NEW YEAR and I’ll see you Friday when I write some random post about me lamenting over my writing or something and shoving the link to my YouTube video.

Thank you so much for being here and sticking with me. Let’s make this year an amazing one!

BLOG TOUR (REVIEW): THE CHANGELING KING by Ethan M. Aldridge

Series: Estranged (Book 2)
Paperback: 256 pages
Publisher: HarperCollins (October 1, 2019)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 006265389X
ISBN-13: 978-0062653895

Praise for ESTRANGED Series
“A splendid tale of faery magic and adventurous siblings, all told in gorgeously rendered watercolor panels: this is exactly my kind of thing.” —Ben Hatke, author and illustrator of the New York Times bestselling Zita the Spacegirl trilogy
“It’s got dragons. It’s got drama. It’s got depth. And it’s got me impatiently awaiting Ethan M. Aldridge’s next eye-popping adventure.” —Tim Federle, award-winning author of Better Nate Than Ever and Five, Six, Seven, Nate!
“A compelling story about finding identity in a world where magic dangers lurk just around the corner. I loved Estranged!” —Molly Ostertag, author-illustrator of The Witch Boy
“As richly imagined in the full-color illustrations, the worldbuilding is both accessible and as familiar as those genre stalwarts… this should easily resonate with preteen and teen fans of both Holly Black and Neil Gaiman.” —Kirkus Reviews
“Worthy of inclusion in any fantasy collection.” —School Library Journal
“[F]un, daring, and dark…with themes and art that fall into the realm of Neil Gaiman, Michael Ende, and Jim Henson. Coupled with the beautifully toned watercolor art, the interdependence of and tension between the two protagonists makes this book stand out.” —Publishers Weekly
“The deliciously captivating start to this adventure series will leave readers hungry for more.” —Booklist

Enter a world of faerie magic and epic adventure in this spellbinding sequel to Estranged—a rich fantasy graphic novel perfect for fans of Amulet.
After years of pretending to be human, the changeling Edmund Carter has assumed his rightful role as Cinder, king of the World Below. But not everyone at the royal palace is happy about his return.
Meanwhile, Ed is adjusting to human life in the World Above. His birth family treats him with a kindness he never knew growing up in the Fay court, but Ed misses the sense of purpose he had as a knight.
When a mysterious new threat emerges in the World Below, Cinder must call on Ed and their older sister, Alexis, for help. But nothing can prepare them for the family secret that awaits at the end of their perilous quest.
With over two hundred pages of gorgeous watercolor paintings, The Changeling King invites readers on an epic journey through a magical world—one they will not soon forget.

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MY REVIEW
I received a copy of The Changeling King for an honest review. What follows is my opinion and mine alone. There was no compensation for this review.
I found this book to be a solid sequel. It begins shortly after the events of book one. Though the reader doesn’t get to see the human Parents’ reactions to Ed/Cinder’s truth, you do see that here is a set of parents who are fairly understanding. There is a part where you may want to say something about them, but honestly, I can see where the stress is coming from.

Where the first book questions who is really family, the second book brings out the issues of family duty and where you may fall in that spectrum. Each character isn’t sure about where they stand and it is interesting to see that in a life threatening way.

The art is still beautiful, probably even more so. You get more of the world, the world lore, and the book ends with a string cliffhanger that not only changes the Underworld, but the world of humans too.

Like with the first book, I gave this one to my son. He was super excited to have it in his hands and has theorized again on what will happen. For him, this book is an all star book and one he will love for a long time to come.

Likewise, I found the story enjoyable and the artwork is great. I still recommend this for all ages and it may lead to some interesting conversations about acceptance, love, and what is expected of family.

Final rating: 4/5

Photo Content from Ethan M. Aldridge

Ethan M. Aldridge is a bestselling author and illustrator. He is the creator of the fantasy graphic novel ESTRANGED (a Junior Library Guild selection, Indie Bestseller, and YALSA Great Graphic Novel For Teens), and it’s follow up THE CHANGELING KING (coming fall 2019).
Ethan was raised in a small town in Utah. Growing up, Ethan’s favorite things to draw were monsters and whatever dinosaur he liked that week. He now does more or less the same thing for a living. Ethan lives in New York City with his husband, Matthew, and their dog, Kitsune.
Ethan has had the pleasure to create work for HarperCollins Publishers, Penguin Random House, and EA Games.

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BLOG TOUR (REVIEW): ANYONE by Charles Soule

Imprint: Harper Perennial
On Sale: 12/03/2019
Pages: 432
List Price: 21.99 USD

ISBN: 9780062890634
ISBN 10: 0062890638

Praise for ANYONE
“(Anyone) is fast-paced and suspenseful. Soule’s uncomfortable vision of the future will please readers of cutting-edge speculative fiction. ” —Publishers Weekly
“With his second novel, Anyone, Charles Soule establishes himself as an author that readers of speculative fiction will love for years to come. The book will leave you thinking about gender, power, and what it means to be human for long after the final chapter.” —Jennifer Wright, author of Get Well Soon: History’s Worst Plagues and the Heroes That Fought Them
“Soule has wrapped a sharp, prescient investigation of the human mind inside a breakneck thriller that will have you riveted until the very last twist. Anyone is truly a book for everyone.” —Peng Shepherd, author of The Book of M
“I spent much of my childhood inside DARPA, where my father was Deputy Director, and this book captures the imagination and double-edged sword of our greatest scientific leaps. The same technology that can cure the world’s ills might also cause us to spiral into our own greed, selfishness, and vanity. Charles Soule’s Anyone is a remarkable, consequential novel and a terrifying wake-up call.” —Susan Henderson, author of The Flicker of Old Dreams
“Anyone is an intense, superbly crafted, edge of your seat thrill ride. I loved the two slowly converging storylines, not to mention the most dedicated, hardcore character I’ve read in a long, long time. Who would you be if you could be anyone? I’d really like to be Charles Soule and have written this book.” —Sylvain Neuvel, author of Sleeping Giants
“An imaginative, time-fragmented thriller about the bitter and potentially deadly consequences of body-snatching. Readers won’t feel that they’re on the edge of their seats as much as they’re on a balance beam above a pit of lava while trying to solve a Rubik’s Cube.” —Kirkus Reviews

Charles Soule brings his signature knowledge—and wariness–of technology to his sophomore novel set in a realistic future about a brilliant female scientist who creates a technology that allows for the transfer of human consciousness between bodies, and the transformations this process wreaks upon the world.

Inside a barn in Ann Arbor, Michigan, a scientist searching for an Alzheimer’s cure throws a switch—and finds herself mysteriously transported into her husband’s body. What begins as a botched experiment will change her life—and the world—forever…

Over two decades later, all across the planet, “flash” technology allows individuals the ability to transfer their consciousness into other bodies for specified periods, paid, registered and legal. Society has been utterly transformed by the process, from travel to warfare to entertainment; “Be anyone with Anyone” the tagline of the company offering this ultimate out-of-body experience. But beyond the reach of the law and government regulators is a sordid black market called the darkshare, where desperate “vessels” anonymously rent out their bodies, no questions asked for any purpose – sex, drugs, crime… or worse.

Anyone masterfully interweaves the present-day story of the discovery and development of the flash with the gritty tale of one woman’s crusade to put an end to the darkness it has brought to the world twenty-five years after its creation. Like Blade Runner crossed with Get Out, Charles Soule’s thought-provoking work of speculative fiction takes us to a world where identity, morality, and technology collide.

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MY REVIEW

I received a copy for an honest review. What follows is my opinion and mine alone. There was no compensation for this review.

I’m actually not a huge scifi fan, but I do like thrillers. Because of that, I wanted to try ANYONE out. To be honest, it was hard for me to get into it in the beginning. The writing is well done and the science isn’t too wordy, but the characters didn’t grab me right away.

That said, it does pick up and eventually grabs you and leaves you in an ending you may or may not have expected. For me? I didn’t expect it.

Soule weaves an interesting concept where a possible Alzheimers cure turns into something bigger. The idea of being sucked into another body is horrifying in itself, but to do it with capitalism in mind, that is just bone chilling.

Overall, for my first Soule book, it wasn’t bad. I would try another one of his works. I wouldn’t say this was a favorite, but overall the story wasn’t bad.

Would I continue trying scifi thrillers? Yes. I would.

Final Rating: 3/5

Photo Credit: Marc Lemoine

Charles Soule is a Brooklyn, New York-based novelist, comic book writer, musician, and attorney. While he has worked for DC and other publishers, he is best known for writing Daredevil, She-Hulk, Death of Wolverine, and various Star Wars comics from Marvel Comics (Darth Vader, Poe Dameron, Lando and more), and his creator-owned series Curse Words from Image Comics (with Ryan Browne) and Letter 44 from Oni Press (with Alberto Jimenez Alburquerque.)
His first novel, The Oracle Year, about a man who can see the future and way this ability changes the world, will be released in April 2018 by the Harper Perennial imprint of HarperCollins.

 

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BLOG TOUR (REVIEW): BETWEEN WILD & RUIN by Jennifer G. Edelson

Paperback: 414 pages
Publisher: Bad Apple Books (October 6, 2019)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1733514007
ISBN-13: 978-1733514002

Praise for BETWEEN WILD & RUIN
“What could be a corny premise turns into an exhilarating, fun ride in Edelson’s adept hands. Her characters are smartly drawn, and readers will easily identify with Ruby, a strong yet insecure young artist on the verge of adulthood, who is still recovering from her tragic past . . . Fans of Twilight and modern fairy tales will fall in love with Ruby and root for her eventual romance.” — Blue Ink Review (Starred Review)
“Between Wild and Ruin is a stunning story of legends, romance, and destiny with themes of starting over, small towns, beauty, and community . . . Edelson perfectly breathes new life in mythology by honoring the oral tradition of a small community and the ruins that bring to life Ruby’s destiny.” — Manhattan Book Review
“Highly recommended to mature teens through new adult and adult audiences, this is a story that lingers in the mind long after its final revelation.” — Midwest Book Review
“A great addition to young adult urban fantasy.” — Seattle Book Review
“Descriptions of the New Mexico landscape are rich and atmospheric, arousing the senses with references to the scent of smoke and juniper, the predatory roar of mountain lions, and the brilliant dazzle of stars in the desert sky . . . The writing conveys a sense of timelessness, making it easy to believe Ruby’s sense that the land is spirit-haunted and that Leo, the handsome young man she encounters near the ruins, is somehow connected to it all.” — Clarion Forward
“An intriguing historical tale and an over-the-top love-quadrangle romance.” — Kirkus Reviews
“The paranormal aspects of the tale are credible and richly steeped in traditional lore, and the plot is finely crafted . . . Between Wild and Ruin is most highly recommended.” — Reader’s Favorite (5-Star Review)


Truth, like love, isn’t always obvious.

Seventeen-year-old Ruby Brooks has never had a boyfriend. After moving to small-town La Luna, New Mexico following her mother’s untimely death, boys aren’t even on her radar. Ruby just wants to forget the last horrible year and blend in. But when she discovers an ancient pueblo ruin in the forest behind her house, and meets Ezra, a bitter recluse whose once-perfect face was destroyed in an accident he won’t talk about; Angel, La Luna’s handsome sheriff’s deputy, and Leo, a stranger who only appears near the ruin, Ruby finds herself teetering between love, mystery, and other worlds. What happened to Ezra’s face? And why is she so attracted to the one boy in town everyone despises? As Ruby unravels her own connections to both Ezra and the pueblo ruin, she’ll learn surfaces are deceiving. Especially in the heart of New Mexico, where spirits and legends aren’t always just campfire stories.


Set against a Northern New Mexico backdrop, Between Wild and Ruin is a young adult coming-of-age story that captures the wild and whimsical pulse of New Mexico through the eyes of teens Ruby Brooks, Angel Ruiz, and Ezra Lucero. The first book in the Wild and Ruin series, Between Wild and Ruin explores the time-tested credo ‘never judge a book by its cover’ through a paranormal lens, weaving Puebloan and Hispanic folklore and Southwest cultural narratives into tightly written, high-concept fiction ‘brimming with mystery, intrigue,’ and as Kirkus Reviews puts it, an “intriguing historical drama and an over-the top quadrangle romance.”

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MY REVIEW
I received a copy of BETWEEN WILD & RUIN for an honest review. What follows is my opinion and mine alone. There was no compensation made for this review.

Talk about nostalgia! For some reason, this book brought TWILIGHT back to mind. I’m not entirely sure aside from the genre, but the feeling was strong with this one.

BETWEEN WILD & RUIN is filled with Native American folklore, magic, and brings out the hard questions about death and what makes a person beautiful. It is very much a Beauty and the Beast mashup with the paranormal romance. I may not have known where it was going at times, but the rich historical and folkloric setting really set the tone and helped the story move.

The writing was well done. Each of the main cast were well rounded. Their chemistry together was well done and played well with the setting. The story was a bit slow, but I like what Edelson decided to focus on. And really, I feel the character interaction and the rich background made up for the moments where I was hoping for more action.

I did find myself theorizing about what was happening. And though you do get some answers, there are plenty of questions for a future book.

Overall, I enjoyed reading this book. I found myself smiling and loving the boys for different reasons. For the young adult paranormal romance reader, I suggest picking this up.

Final Rating: 3/5

Photo Credit: Shoshanna Bettencourt

Jennifer G. Edelson is a writer, trained artist, former attorney, pizza lover, and hard-core Bollywood fan. She has a BFA in Sculpture and a J.D. in law and has taught both creative writing and legal research and writing at several fine institutions, including the University of Minnesota. Originally a California native, she currently resides in Santa Fe, New Mexico with her husband, kids, and dog, Hubble after surviving years in the Minnesota tundra. Other than writing, Jennifer loves hiking, traveling, Albert Camus, Dr. Seuss, dark chocolate, coffee, exploring mysterious places, and meeting new people—if you’re human (or otherwise), odds are she’ll probably love you.

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COVER REVEAL: Children of the Fifth Sun by Gareth Worthington

Series: Children of the Fifth Sun (Book 1)
Paperback: 414 pages
Publisher: Vesuvian Books (July 25, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1944109404


Praise for CHILDREN OF THE FIFTH SUN

“An action-packed, globe-hopping science fiction thriller… pedal-to-the-metal pacing and relentless action make it easy to turn pages…” ―Kirkus Reviews

“Insane! What Gareth did here was incredible! This author took a global look at America, China, and Russia, and added a species from another era into the mix, to create a well-researched novel of suspense, intrigue, with dashing individuals. The characters travel the world on a unique mission while trying to stay out of the line of fire as rogue government agencies from several different countries try to stop them. It’s a wild ride from California to Peru, from Egypt to Siberia. The amount of research put into this novel is on par with a Michael Crichton novel. The main character, Kelly Graham, reminded me of Dirk Pitt from Clive Cussler’s novels. Overall, an incredible read and a book I’m recommending.” ―Jonas Saul, Best-selling author of the Sarah Roberts Series, April 2017

Suspend disbelief and let yourself travel on a downriver, undersea, and overland adventure in this well-constructed novel. The author takes you on a fast paced journey full of intrigue, government secrets, unusual creatures and just a tad of romance. Superlatives abound and the literary illumination paints an image so clear you feel you are there with the characters. For those who know the author, there are bit of his personality revealed which makes reading the novel even more enjoyable. A bit Tom Clancy, a hint of Dan Brown — authentically Gareth in his debut work. ―Charity Scripture

“Scientist Worthington’s understanding of the complexities and possibilities of marine biology and endocrinology are evident.” ―Publishers Weekly, May 2017l

AWARDS
WINNER 2017 LONDON BOOK FESTIVAL — SCIENCE FICTION
FINALIST 2018 SILVER FALCHION AWARD — SCI-FI/FANTASY/HORROR

Genre: “Science Faction” – science fiction, action and adventure with fact-based science, theories and mythology

IN ALMOST EVERY BELIEF SYSTEM ON EARTH, there exists a single unifying mythos: thousands of years ago a great flood devastated the Earth’s inhabitants. From the ruins of this cataclysm, a race of beings emerged from the sea bestowing knowledge and culture upon humanity, saving us from our selfish drive toward extinction. Some say this race were “ancient aliens” who came to assist our evolution.

But what if they weren’t alien at all? What if they evolved right here on Earth, alongside humans . . . and they are still here? And, what if the World’s governments already know?


Kelly Graham is a narcissistic self-assured freelance photographer specializing in underwater assignments. While on a project in the Amazon with his best friend, Chris D’Souza, a mysterious and beautiful government official, Freya Nilsson, enters Kelly’s life and turns it upside down. Her simple request to retrieve a strange object from deep underwater puts him in the middle of an international conspiracy. A conspiracy that threatens to change the course of human history.

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Photo Content from Gareth Worthington
Gareth Worthington is a trained marine biologist and also holds a doctorate in comparative endocrinology. Currently, Gareth works full time for the Pharmaceutical industry helping to educate the World’s doctors on new cancer therapies. In his spare time Gareth has a number of passions, including: martial arts – he trained in Muay Thai at the prestigious EVOLVE MMA gym in Singapore and currently trains in MMA at Phoenix Sportkampf, Switzerland; playing acoustic guitar; studying ancient history; drawing; and most of all writing fiction.
An award winning author, he hopes to one day hang up the pharma hat and write full time.
You can visit his author page and blog at www.garethworthington.com
 
        

 

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BLOG TOUR (INTERVIEW): ISAN by Mary Ting

Series: International Sensory Assassin Network (Book 1)
Paperback: 331 pages
Publisher: Vesuvian Books (May 1, 2018)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1944109560
ISBN-13: 978-1944109561


 

Praise for ISAN Series“Addictive and impossible to put it down!” —Addison Moore, New York Times Bestselling Author

“Captivating from the very beginning, this sci-fi novel explores issues of autonomy and survival in a world where there are few remaining citizens after meteors crashed into Earth … this thrilling dystopian drama has a splash of romance and tons of action. The fast-paced chapters will engage reluctant readers and fans of postapocalyptic scenarios.” —School Library Journal

“ISAN will leave readers breathless with anticipation as they race through each exciting page.” —Tiffany King, USA Today Bestselling Author

 
AWARDS
2019 WINNER BENJAMIN FRANKLIN AWARDS IN SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
2018 WINNER AMERICAN FICTION AWARDS IN SCIENCE FICTION: POST-APOCALYPTIC
2018 WINNER INTERNATIONAL BOOK AWARDS IN SCIENCE FICTION
2018 WINNER READERS’ FAVORITE AWARDS IN YOUNG ADULT ACTION
The world has changed.Scientists warned it would happen.

Meteors devastated the Earth. World Governments developed plans to help surviving citizens. The United States disbanded and salvageable land was divided into four quadrants—North, South, East, and West—governed by The Remnant Council.

Struggling to survive, seventeen-year-old Ava ends up in juvenile detention, until she is selected for a new life—with a catch. She must be injected with an experimental serum. The results will be life changing. The serum will make her better. To receive the serum Ava agrees to join a program controlled by ISAN, the International Sensory Assassin Network.

While on a mission, she is abducted by a rebel group led by Rhett and told that not only does she have a history with him, but her entire past is a lie perpetuated by ISAN to ensure her compliance. Unsure of who to trust, Ava must decide if her strangely familiar and handsome captor is her enemy or her savior—and time is running out.


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AN INTERVIEW WITH THE AUTHOR, MARY TING
  1. What inspired you to write ISAN?

I wish I could live in a time where there are flying cars and technology more advance than I can comprehend. For that reason, I created a world I thought what our future might look like. Also, wouldn’t it be cool if what destroyed us, gave us a gift? What if the meteor gave us supernatural powers? And that is how ISAN began.

  1. Did you always want to be an author?

I never wanted to be an author. I didn’t fall in love with books until I became a teacher. I’d taught kindergarten for almost 20 years until my passion shifted to writing. I started writing after my grandmother passed away. It was a way for me to heal the loss of her. I based my story, Crossroads, from dreams and events from my senior year in high school. I can’t believe I’ve written 30 books within the past eight years.

3.I have read some of your other books and they have strong female characters. Is there a woman in your life who inspired your characters?  

No, no one in particular. I didn’t have a strong female role model growing up. Times are different now. I want to show that women can be brave and strong.

  1. If you could describe ISAN in four words, what would they be? Captivating. Assassins. Tons of action. Splash of romance.
  2. Some authors have playlists for their books. Do you have one for ISAN?

Yes, I do.

Billie Eilish-Bad Guy –especially for action chapters.

Ed Sheeran- Thinking Out Loud and Perfect

Calum Scott, Leona Lewis—You Are The Reason

  1. Do you have a writing ritual? If so, what is it?

I don’t outline like most authors. I have my main characters, a setting, an idea for beginning, and then I start writing. I have a general idea for what will happen next, but I just let the story unfold. I also engage what my middle point should be and lead my characters to that point. So, for example, if I need my characters to be in the mountain by the middle of the book, I think about what I want the characters to experience or do before they get there.

  1. What is your advice to new authors out there in reaching their dreams?

Read many books. Know your audience, who your targets are. Make sure your book is in tip top shape before you send it to an agent. Be prepare for rejections. AND don’t ever give up.

Photo Credit: Michelle England Delavara

Mary Ting is an international bestselling, award-winning author. She writes soulful, spellbinding stories that excite the imagination and captivate readers around the world. Her books span a wide range of genres, and her storytelling talents have earned a devoted legion of fans, as well as garnered critical praise.

Becoming an author happened by chance. It was a way to grieve the death of her beloved grandmother, and inspired by a dream she had in high school. After realizing she wanted to become a full-time author, Mary retired from teaching after twenty years. She also had the privilege of touring with the Magic Johnson Foundation to promote literacy and her children’s chapter book: No Bullies Allowed.

Mary resides in Southern California with her husband, two children, and two little dogs, Mochi and Mocha. She enjoys oil painting and making jewelry. Being a huge Twilight fan, Mary was inspired to make book-themed jewelry and occasionally gives it away as prizes to her fans.

       

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BLOG TOUR (SPOTLIGHT): THE BEIJING MEMORANDUM by JB Morris

Join us for this tour from Nov 25 to Dec 20, 2019!

Book Details:
Book Title:  The Beijing Memorandum by JB Morris
Category:  Adult Fiction, 538 pages
Genre:  Thriller
Publisher:  JB Morris
Release date:   November 25, 2019
Tour dates: November 25 to December 20, 2019
Content Rating:  PG-13 (There is violence and profanity including f-word. There is no explicit sex.)

Book Description:

The headlines read:

U. S. Bolstering Pacific Military Forces to Counter ‘Massive’ Beijing Buildup.
Pentagon Acknowledges Beijing Seeks Global Supremacy.


This is what the news media is saying. But what exactly is happening behind closed doors?


The Beijing Memorandum takes reader on a
thrill ride from the heavily guarded Zhongnanhai compound in Beijing to
the FBI Headquarters in the Nation’s Capital to the White House’s
Situation Room to the Palacio Nacional in Mexico City.



Former Marine Gunnery Sergeant Moses Remington knew terror firsthand. He
saw it during his combat deployments in Fallujah, Iraq and in the
Helmand Province, Afghanistan. He saw it again in Mexico when he
stumbled across China’s secret plan.

Now, he must dodge Chinese assassins and an FBI dragnet to save
Consulate General Gao Quan and his family from certain execution to
disclose China’s secret plans to the world.

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Meet the author:    JB Morris is an international bestselling thriller author with a unique
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