Monthly Archives: October 2016

Frankenstein – Mary Shelley

Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus, generally known as Frankenstein, is a novel written by the British author Mary Shelley. The title of the novel refers to a scientist, Victor Frankenstein, who learns how to create life and creates a being in the likeness of man, but larger than average and more powerful. In popular culture, people have tended to refer to the Creature as “Frankenstein”, despite this being the name of the scientist. Frankenstein is a novel infused with some elements of the Gothic novel ...

The Trailer Park Princess and the Middle Finger of Fate – Kim Hunt Harris

All Salem Grimes expects as she walks into the church is her regular Tuesday morning AA meeting, but when she encounters a dead body instead, she does what any self-respecting clueless amateur would do — she freaks completely out and shouts words good Christians aren’t even supposed to know. But when Salem learns that her ex-husband Tony is accused of the murder, she wonders if God might be steering her toward a chance of helping him and thereby redeeming herself — or at least a ...

Marzio’s Revenge – Barbra E Ross

What if you had to choose? Between existing, or losing the only reason you do exist? The provocative sequel to A Mortal Indiscretion. Justin must meet and defeat his enemy if only to save his vampire wife, Ambra. But, can he sustain the pain and torture to make it through the hardest test of his immortal life?

Britain Looks To The Future – Ian Pattinson

Edward M. Grant, J.J. Green, Graham Toseland, Ian Pattinson, Matthew Eliot, Garth Owen, Angeline Trevena and Felix R. Savage are some of the most promising British independent authors of speculative fiction. They have teamed up to deliver a collection of nine stories from the past to the far future. Take a trip from the 19th century to the far future, with eight of the best British independent authors of speculative fiction. From Victorian zombies to intergalactic comic capers, near future wars to the human colonisation ...

False Roads To Manhood: What Women Need to Know; What Men Need to Understand – Frank Chase Jr

False Roads to Manhood, subtitled, What Women Need To Know, What Men Need to Understand is the author’s seven journey of adventure, suspense and intrigue into the heart and soul of the secret life of manhood. This profound book invites those seeking wisdom, knowledge and understanding about the hidden truths of a lifetime to embark on a journey that answers questions about men that most people only think about but dare not ask. The journey will revolutionize the lives of men and women concerning the ...

Escape Clause – John Sandford

Whenever you hear the sky rumble, that usually means a storm. In Virgil Flowers’ case, make that two. The exceptional new thriller from the writer whose books are “pure reading pleasure” (Booklist).   The first storm comes from, of all places, the Minnesota zoo. Two large, and very rare, Amur tigers have vanished from their cage, and authorities are worried sick that they’ve been stolen for their body parts. Traditional Chinese medicine prizes those parts for home remedies, and people will do extreme things to ...

The Ugly Princess: The Legend of the Winnowwood – Henderson Smith

What would you give up to be beautiful? I don’t mean attractive, or pretty or any other term you could conjure up to describe that thing most women seek to be or most men seek to be with. I mean staggeringly beautiful, men falling at your feet with hopeless adoration as they gaze upon you dumbfounded. That beautiful. I could become that beautiful if I chose, but only with a steep price. Would you pay the price? Does that call to your heart? It doesn’t ...

Cyber Assassin – Jeff Begley

His sister Amber has been kidnapped and now they’re after him. Sean Bennett, a twenty-six year old computer genius and hacker extraordinaire, was naive to think he could keep his DECIPHER technology a secret; especially from a brutal influential mobster like Killian Collins. The mafia kingpin sends his goons to pursue Sean in a sadistic game of cat and mouse to forcibly take the prized technology potentially worth millions. In order to survive and get his sister back, Sean must become a killer himself by ...

Dracula: The Cradle of Evil – Las Lugosi

“The original is still the best. A vampire should be strong, brutal, conniving and blood thirsty and Lugosi’s Dracula is as original as they come Written by a real Transylvanian, Lugosi’s Dracula is a hark back to a time when vampires didn’t attend school, didn’t go into outer space, and did not worry about which girl liked them or didn’t like them. Dracula commands and Dracula takes whatever he fancies and when he is finished using someone, he discards them as trash. That is a ...

A Mortal Indiscretion; Author’s Cut – Barbra E. Ross

A man. A vampire. A love story….Justin Bertolli lived as any 29 year old bachelor would live his life, until a chance encounter with a woman unlike any other. Ambra Taylor was everything he had ever envisioned the perfect woman to be. Young, charming and sensual. But there was something puzzling about Ambra. Justin had questions that he could not answer. Nothing could prepare Justin for what he was about to experience. And nothing could prepare him for a love like no other.

Play Anything – Ian Bogost

How filling life with play—whether soccer or lawn mowing, counting sheep or tossing Angry Birds—forges a new path for creativity and joy in our impatient age.  Life is no game. It’s demanding, boring, and rarely fun. But what if we’ve got games wrong? Playing anything—whether an instrument, a sport, or a video game—takes hard work and makes absurd demands. Where’s the fun in that? In Play Anything, acclaimed philosopher and award-winning game designer Ian Bogost reveals that play isn’t a mindless escape from boring reality. ...

The Ascension – Lauren Hudson

Teen Author’s ‘The Ascension’ is Suspenseful Tale of Dark Secrets and World Domination On their 15th birthday, a brother and two sisters—Felix, Jinx and Desdemona—are having strange dreams. A nurse hands over a newborn baby to a mysterious woman, as the child’s frantic mother is injected with a sedative. A boy stumbles along a pathway, trapped beneath a giant dome, as ghostly relatives light candles on a floating birthday cake. A weird triangular object binds the triplets to each other in a thunderstorm. “The Ascension,” ...

Sovereign’s Wake – Lee LaCroix

A kingdom crumbles without its ruler. The people fall to misery and desperation in the shadow of an empty throne. A father does what he must to save his son and his homeland in the absence of kings. Enter Garreth, ranger and former royal bodyguard, who embarks from his woodland home after defending it from the encroaching loggers of the Blackwoods Company. “The King is dead!” they had screamed at Garreth and drove the man to the capital of Amatharsus to resolve the most troubling ...

Dragon’s Mate: A Scifi Alien Romance (Red Planet Dragons of Tajss Book 2) – Miranda Martin

Like being stranded on a desert alien planet wasn’t enough… All I ever wanted was someone to love. Now my best friend is knocked up by the only hunky alien-dragon available and I can’t tell anyone how totally jealous I am. The handful of humans who survived our ship’s crash are locked in a struggle to live in sweltering heat with dwindling supplies. The others are taking the life giving, addictive epis but if I take it that means I’m stuck here. Forever. Which also ...