Thursday, 6 June 2019

Book Spotlight: Intelligence Block

Today I have a book spotlight for you, on the sci-fi space opera novel, Intelligence Block by Kit Falbo. Enjoy.


Intelligence Block by Kit Falbo




Colonized planets, travel to amazing places, it is a grand future. Performers battle it out as Wizards, Magicians, and Warlocks, using advanced technology to accomplish amazing feats in order to gain fame and fortune. 

For Talos June being that technological master of magic is a dream he is living. Competing against his fellows, staging stunning feats with often dangerous technology, and working as hard as he can to never break character.

It's a not so quiet life of screaming kids, explosions, and acting. Trouble rips that away, and he finds himself searching for what is next and dealing with the puzzles that trouble has handed him. 
 


Intelligence Block is available on Amazon and Goodreads




About the Author



Kit Falbo lives a busy life in the pacific northwest. Juggling family and surprises all while trying to write fiction.  More than a decade married to his college sweetheart he still manages to keep his valueless baseball card collection of his youth. At one point he made top 5 in the world championships of the card game Legend of the Five Rings, and finds his gaming experiences feeding his writing.

You can find him on Twitter

 





Thursday, 16 May 2019

OWSCyCon Blog Tour: Horror, Vampires, and the Darkness Within




What if your neighbour was a vampire?



That is the premise that began the story I tell in my novella, Chronicles of the Undead. What if that charming, sophisticated pair next door hid evil secrets, did horrific things behind closed doors. What if they were killers?

How would you react? Would you reject the darkness or embrace it?

Those were the questions I posed to my three protagonists in the book, as the vampires they encounter become part of their social circle, reveal their secrets and make them all differing offers of alliance and friendship.

The novella explores not only the darkness of the vampires but the darkness in the hearts of the human characters as well. Temptations prove too much, choices are made in the name of obsession, and determination blooms to end the madness.

This inner turmoil is all set against the backdrop of Georgian England when superstition and old belief was giving way to modern science and yet the primal still called within souls...













For more of the Blog Tour, check out these authors.


Friday, 26 April 2019

A Book Spotlight And A Blog Tour: No Rest For The Wicked



Today the blog is part of the tour for No Rest for the Wicked by Phoebe Darqueling. 
So read on, and enjoy the spotlight for this terrific historical, urban fantasy novel.



No Rest for the Wicked by Phoebe Darqueling



Other people just think they’re “haunted by the past.” In Vi’s case, it’s true.

Clairvoyant Viola Thorne wants to forget about her days of grifting and running errands for ghosts. The problem? Playing it safe is dull. So when a dead stranger begs for her help, Vi jumps at the chance to dust off her hustling skills. The unlikely companions are soon tangling with bandits, cheating at cards, and loving every minute.

Then she finds out who referred him, and Vi has to face both a past and ex-partner that refuse to stay buried. Though she betrayed Peter, his spirit warns her of the plot that cost him his life. Vi’s guilty conscience won’t let her rest until she solves his murder. Though she’s spent her whole life fighting the pull of the paranormal, it holds the key to atoning for the only deception she’s ever regretted—breaking Peter’s heart.



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About the Author


Phoebe Darqueling is the pen name of a globe-trotting vagabond who currently hangs her hat in Freiburg, Germany. In her “real life” she writes curriculum for a creativity competition for kids and edits academic papers by non-native English speakers. She loves all things Steampunk and writes about her obsession on SteampunkJournal.org. She’s been part of several Collaborative Writing Challenge releases, including the collaborative novel she coordinated called Army of Brass. Her short stories can be found in Queen of Clocks and Other Steampunk Tales, Chasing Magic, and a new collection called Cogs, Crowns, and Carriages in November. Her solo novels, Riftmaker and No Rest for the Wicked, hit shelves Spring 2019.

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Thursday, 25 April 2019

Book Spotlight: Heavenfire

Today the blog is a part of a book tour, for the YA Urban Fantasy, Heavenfire by JK Allen. This is book two in the Angelborn series. Enjoy.


Heavenfire by JK Allen




A divine sword, magic tomes, and uncontrolled power. Can 16-year-old Ginny Gracehurst keep them from an obsessed half-demon?


After retrieving the only thing that could set Jacob’s demon father free, half-angel Ginny has a new mission. She and Aiden are charged with collecting the Eternal Tomes, which teach how to use sigils in the Angelic Tongue.

They are in a race against Jacob and his minions, who can travel anywhere in a matter of seconds. Allowing demonkind to learn those sigils would spell disaster for them all. In order to get what he wants, Jacob needs one more thing besides the Tomes—Ginny herself.




Heavenfire is available at ThreeFuriesPress
And at Amazon in Paperback

Book One, Angelborn is available at Amazon



About the Author



JK Allen wrote her first story when she first learned how to write and hasn’t looked back since. Common writing themes that can be found in her work address identity, everyday magic, and the type of strength that can be found in ordinary people. Several of her short stories and four poems are featured in anthologies.

Angelborn is her first novel in her debut series with Heavenfire continuing the journey. She is currently working on the trilogy as well as several shorts, while researching for a new series in the works. Her reading tastes are as varied as the genres she enjoys writing, from Jane Austen to J.K. Rowling. When she’s not writing, you can find her painting, drawing, or lost in another world between the pages of a book. Or on Facebook.

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Tuesday, 9 April 2019

Book Spotlight: The Death Chute

Today I have another book spotlight, this time for the ghostly horror novella, The Death Chute by Ambrose Stolliker. Enjoy.


The Death Chute by Ambrose Stolliker



When his mother, Sophia, is diagnosed with an aggressive form of dementia, 44-year-old reality television producer Jake Porter is forced to leave Hollywood and return to his native Vermont to look after her. His plan is to quickly set her up in a posh new retirement community in the Green Mountains and then head back to Los Angeles to revive his career, which is now in jeopardy after his last few projects bombed in spectacular fashion with TV audiences.

But when he learns that the retirement community was once a tuberculosis sanatorium where many patients died of the dreaded disease, Jake is uneasy at the prospect of leaving Sophia on her own. Only the assurances of the community's chief medical officer, Diane Barrett, convince Jake that his mother will be in good hands. Not long after she's moved in, however, Sophia has the first of many frightening experiences when she encounters the apparition of a little boy suffering from TB. At first, Jake dismisses her story as a symptom of her dementia, but as time goes on, it becomes clear the rest home houses dark secrets and is haunted by something strange and terrible. 

The Death Chute is available on Amazon




About the Author




Ambrose Stolliker lives in the Pacific Northwest with his wife and son. He is the author of two horror novellas, Old Hollow (2018) and The Death Chute (coming April 9, 2019), both from indie publisher Aurelia Leo LLC. His short stories can be seen in Stupefying Stories Magazine, WEIRD CITY, the Tales to Terrify podcast from District of Wonders, Creepy Campfire Quarterly, Ghostlight Magazine, Sex and Murder Magazine, Hungur Magazine, Sanitarium Magazine, The Tincture Journal, Charon Coin Press’ State of Horror: Louisiana, Volume II anthology and DAOwen Publications’ horror anthology Muffled Scream I: Corner of the Eye. Mr. Stolliker is a former newspaper and magazine journalist and currently works in digital marketing at a global technology company in Seattle.

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