Thursday, October 09, 2014

LASR: 4.5 Star Review for The Late, Great Benjamin Bale!


Congratulations to John Joseph Doody

A Four and a Half Star Review for The Late, Great Benjamin Bale from Long and Short Reviews!

 

This book continues the story of The Wonk Decelerator and this time Captain Maggie Thorn is the leading character. Maggie is a feisty lady who rules her ship in a fair but strict manner. Charged with murder, rescued and sent on a suicide mission to retrieve the scientist who knows most about the Wonk Decelerator from a planet he is unable to leave, her mission seems doomed to failure. Failure is not in Maggie’s vocabulary and she has to return to see if the man she loves, Thad Cochran, still lives.
I met Captain Maggie in the first book of this series and thought her a hard hitting woman who didn’t allow her emotions to interfere with her job. This time round I found her slightly weak at the beginning, but growing in strength and determination as the story evolved.
When Benjamin Bale agrees to help the Captain it seems that failure is almost a certainty, but Benjamin has hidden depths as does his alien companion, Snot. Technology plays a big part in this universe, but only a small part in the actual story. Maggie prefers martial arts instead of hand weapons.
I liked the way the story switched from one planet to another, but each scene was as long as necessary to involve me. I have to admit I might have missed something here as I still have no idea what a Wonk is. They inhabit a different space to the Earth universe, but where they come from or what they do is still a mystery to me.
On the whole a good idea developed in an unusual way. It’s stronger than the first book and leaves questions to be answered by any future novels in the series.


And don't miss the first book in the Guild Saga

 


For Earthers dwelling in Guild space, it is a one-hundred year journey back to Earth. An unimaginable voyage, until now.

When Guild commander and crack pilot, Thad Cochran boards the shuttle destined for the casinos of Timmerus, finding a way back to Earth is not on his radar. He wants the five-percent finder's fee the Guild is offering for a black box held by the lizard-like Yazz. Thad has a dream: With the loot he will get for stealing the Wonk Decelerator, he can buy a ranch on Beta Prime.

But things begin to fall apart for him in the dark caverns of Timmerus, and Thad must reconsider his priorities in life. Has he discovered a cause greater than his dream? Are there actually more important things to life than money and his dream? What about the woman who is waiting for him? What about freedom in the galaxy? And what about his discovery, fashioned by the gnarled hands of a brilliant, old Yazz, that could change everything?

Thad Cochran has a choice to make. He can fulfill his quest, escape with his life and be rich. Or he can fly with the Wonks ... one more time

And look for book three in the Guild Saga soon - The Return of the Crimson Witch

 


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Thursday, September 11, 2014

The Spaces Between Your Screams by Christopher Hivner

 

Real fear lives in the spaces between your screams.

 

The moment twilight becomes darkness, they are alive again. Whispered doubts, overfed lies, indistinct dreams; these crowd into your mind to create the monsters.
Your fear unleashes demons.
Your desire attracts blood seekers.
Your frailty makes you werewolf prey.
Your trust makes you vulnerable to the obscenity of the human soul.
When you scream we will hear only the silence between your breaths.
And we will know you are doomed. 

Please join us in congratulating Christopher Hivner on the long-awaited re-release of The Spaces Between Your Scream


Genres: Horror, Paranormal, Thriller
Pages:  408, Anthology

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Monday, July 14, 2014

Happy Release Day!! The Long Hour Before Light by Ronald Scala

I've been trying to get this to post all day and am hoping to goes through on another computer.

Please join me in congratulating Ronald Joseph Scala on the long-awaited rerelease of his horror anthology, The Long Hour Before Light. It's been refreshed and even includes a brand new story. Like to read about things that go bump in the night? Then this thrillfest is for you. I know he had me hooked from the first story--which is also my favorite. I also found the hungry plants quite creepy. So much to enjoy!

Congrats Ron!



The Long Hour Before Light
Dare to venture into darkness. Dare to step into the unknown. If you have the courage, you will find horrors beyond your imagination. In this nightmare world, you will find punishment doled out from the grave, an art gallery whose painted horrors call out to you, and a portal to the fires of perdition. You will meet Old Gods who crave human flesh and visit terrifying forests where the greenery hungers for flesh and blood and an old barn where people familiar to you by day become monsters at night. Dare to read The Long Hour Before Light, a collection of the most terrifying short stories yet from author Ronald Joseph Scala.

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Thursday, February 13, 2014

Chandler Riggs with Life After the Undead and Death to the Undead by Pembroke Sinclair



Congratulations to Pembroke Sinclair!


This is a picture of Chandler Riggs from The Walking Dead. This was taken at a convention in Atlanta last weekend when Jerrod Brown gifted him with two of her books, Life After the Undead and Death to the Undead. Be sure to pick up your own copy in eBook or Print!




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Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Happy Release Day! Chapter and Verse by Barri Bryan

Chapter and Verse
by
Barri Bryan

Chapter and Verse has one theme—love. Poetry is the language of love. Since human beings first discovered words, men and women have composed lyrical love poems about love's enchantment, love's mystery, love's drama, love's ecstasy, and love's pain.
 The poems in Chapter and Verse were inspired by the poet's search for truth coupled with her pursuit of a personal reality. Truth once revealed can be recognized and accepted. Reality's markers are never fixed or sure. What points to reality today, may by tomorrow be no more than a broken milestone covered by a tangled growth of illusions.
These two abstractions share the same landscape. Their landmarks are different. Truth's signs point to the ageless verities of an outer world. They consistently appear to guide us toward external actualities of life. The search for reality requires a constant pursuit of meaning through that wild and untamed territory of the inner self.
The name Chapter and Verse was chosen because many poems in the book contain allusions to or imagery relating to, scenes and incidents that are derived from biblical events and actions.
These poems have their roots in the poet's long and sometimes tempestuous marriage to her husband, Herb, whom she readily admits is the love of her life.
Genre: Poetry
Pages: 104

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