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Neiko Adventure Saga

1Title: Neiko’s Five Land Adventure
Series: The Neiko Adventure Saga (Book #1)
By: A. K. Taylor
Publisher: Soaring Eagle Books (www.soaringeaglebooks.org)
Publication Date: September 1, 2010
Genre: Teen/YA Fantasy/Science Fiction Action Adventure (ages 12-17)

 

 

 

Book Excerpt:

Neiko plummeted into unknown darkness and slid in an abyssal joyride. Suddenly the ride stopped, and she toppled on a floor, rolled, and collided with a wall. She then heard Quickstrike hit the floor just a few feet away. “Neiko, are you here?” he asked.

“Yeah, what a rush,” she replied.

“Where are we anyway?”

“I dunno.”

“Turn on the light, will ya? I can’t see a thing.”

“Sure thing, just as soon as I can find my flashlight,” she said as she groped in her backpack. Neiko found it and turned it on. The wall behind her was a low platform and she used it to hoist herself; her fingers brushed something hard and dry. “Man, what stinks?” she said as she turned around and was face to face with a skeleton; she jumped.

“What or who is that?”

“It’s Rumi, and Xerxes is right beside him,” she said as she read the names engraved in the stone and filled with golds and jewels, “We found their tomb!”

The two just lay there in their garb and they had their swords and shields placed on them just like the others. Neiko whipped her flashlight in the tomb and she found a passageway. She found a torch on the wall. She got it down, dug out the matches, lit it, and put the flashlight and matches back into her backpack. With her newfound and better light, she explored the walls of the tomb. She found pictures that showed the life of the two, but in the midst of the pictures was a picture of a shadowy form. She walked over to it to get a better look and Quickstrike followed her. “What on earth is that?” he asked.

She examined it closely, and saw the familiar shape; the red eyes came out of the figure’s terrible stance. “It’s the Dark Pharaoh. So this is what people saw, and you can tell it’s Ramses. See, you can tell. Paint black on his armor and what do you see?”

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A.K. Taylor grew up in the backwoods of Georgia where she learned about nature. She enjoys hunting and fishing, beekeeping, gardening, archery, shooting, hiking, and has various collections. She also has interest in music, Native American history and heritage, Egyptian history, and the natural sciences. A.K. Taylor has been writing and drawing since the age of 16. A.K. Taylor has graduated from the University of Georgia with a biology degree, and she shares an interest in herpetology with her husband.

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One Way Ticket to the Past

escapefromancientegypt-3_zpssbf7mwqeTitle: Escape from Ancient Egypt, Neiko Adventure Saga, Book Two
By: A. K. Taylor
Publisher: Soaring Eagle Books 
Publication Date: December 19, 2012
Genre: Teen/YA, Fantasy/Science Fiction, Action Adventure (ages 12-17)
Paperback ISBN:
     13: 978-1-943326-05-1
 IBSN 10: 1-943326-05-3
LCCN: 2016902746
ASIN: B00AR3G4MS
Number of pages: 314 in paperback/hardcover

Book Excerpt:

Chapter 2

The other five tribes came to the battle site and bailed out of the cars. The Crackedskulls were running amok, destroying homes, cars, buildings, property, and chasing the Mohicans and Sparras and terrorizing them. Great Spirit knows what could happen next, and the chieftains weren’t going to sit around and find out before sounding the alarm. The remaining five tribes let out a shrill war call to let them know of their presence and charged under Neiko’s direction. The small force of plundering Crackedskulls tried to retreat, but the Indians smashed into them. The Crackedskulls fought savagely, but the angry Indians’ hunger for retribution was greater. The Indians wounded quite a few and killed a couple with clubs, slings, bows, spears, and tomahawks—they used native weapons to keep things quiet and not draw attention from Outsider authorities. The Crackedskulls answered back and Indians were injured.

“Neiko, go and find Eagle Claw while we hold off these goons!” said Pike as he hit a Crackedskull across his eyes with the handle of his tomahawk.

“Righto, Pikey boy,” Neiko said with a salute and knocking out a two Crackedskulls as she broke through and headed to Eagle Claw’s house which was in the center of the territory.

The house was on fire, and Eagle Claw and his family were screaming as the flames got dangerously close to them; they were tied up and lying in the floor.

“Neiko, call for help. You can’t do this alone!” Eagle Claw screamed from within as he wriggled.

Neiko looked and saw that they were fairly close to the entrance, and she saw a way to get to them. There wasn’t much time. If she left to get help, they would be dead in a few minutes.

A few burns and some soot on my skin is a small price to pay for helping out a comrade. I’ll just take another shower, she thought as she balled her fists and swung her arms like she was preparing for a long jump as she psyched herself up for what she was about to do.

She put her dagger in its sheath, took a deep breath to prepare for the risky operation, and ran into the burning house. She jumped over and ran around the flames. She crouched low to stay below the smoke and hot, toxic gases overhead. She made it to them and freed them from their bonds, leading them to safety as they dodged falling pieces of the smoldering roof. All of them heard the roof beginning to crackle and sag. They jumped out of the door, and the roof caved in just behind them, sending embers and sparks flying. They scrambled off the covered front porch before it decided to crash down upon them too.

“Well, at least you’re safe–but, I’m not so sure about your house,” said Neiko, helping them to their feet and brushing off the ashes and soot from her clothes, hair, and skin. The black grime seemed to smear and mix with her sweat and war paint.

“Never mind the house. I’m glad you came because that could’ve been us in there!” Eagle Claw said trembling at his close call. “I am certainly glad you didn’t listen to me and were stubborn just like always,” he added with a good-natured and grateful smile.

Neiko looked around as more Crackedskulls came out of the woods, closing in on them. “Oh great. This is nice,” she grumbled as she saw one hundred armed Crackedskulls with Karo, the General and supreme commander of the ground force in the lead. “Don’t look now—we’re not outa the woods yet. I think this situation just got a whole lot worse,” Neiko said gripping her quarterstaff tightly with both hands.

Eagle Claw looked around as the Crackedskulls closed in.

Eagle Claw’s wife began to panic and gather her young kids around her like a mother hen as the older ones prepared to fight regardless if they are only armed with fists and courage.

Deatheagle, the high commander of the Winged Warriors, and his two subordinate commanders surrounded them in the back.

 

“Well, well. I expected to find you here, Neiko. You are so brave and heroic that you are predictable. Well, the trap worked. Get them,” Karo said with fiendish and conquering grin.

“What do we do with them, sir?” asked one Crackedskull.

“Take Neiko to Prince Bloodhawk. But, as for these other rats, take them away and kill them like we intended to do in the first place,” Karo ordered.

“I don’t think so, stinkweed!” said Pike with an insulting jeer that was just like he also said “Surprise!”.

He had two hundred Indians behind him with their bows drawn and clubs raised. They fired on the Crackedskulls further from the apprehended hostages and wounded thirty-five. The Indians came from behind them, and the ground-force Crackedskulls were surrounded. The winged warriors flew away, and some of the infantry retreated. They then closed in and knocked out all the Crackedskulls that remained except for Karo.

“All right, pig dung, you go tell Raven if he tries another cheap trick like this again, then we will visit it back on him one thousand fold. Get outa here before we change our mind,” Pike menaced as he thrust his spear at the general, and Karo ran off. The Indians raised their weapons in triumph as they shouted and trilled their voices in victory calls. To everyone’s surprise this battle was over just as quickly as it started. Raven must be getting sloppy.

“Everyone, let’s return home. We will celebrate this victory tomorrow night!” said Xartna, and everyone chanted as they left. The Mohicans and Sparras left with the other tribes so that they could find a place to stay the night and begin the preparations for rebuilding.

 

Neiko returned home late that night and went to her front door. She took her dirty tennis shoes off. The wood of her new front deck felt good to her tired feet. “Ohhh, that shower is calling my name and will feel sooo good,” she said closing her eyes and craning her head to stretch her neck and thinking about that hot, steamy water hitting against her tired muscles. She was glad she specifically asked for a massaging showerhead for her shower when the Tribes built her house.

She dug around in her pocket for the key. She had to get into the house first before she could get into that shower. She finally found the key, but then she dropped it on the mat.

“Aww, darn it!” Neiko grumbled as she bent over to pick it up with a grunt.

“Nice evening, isn’t it?” came a familiar voice from behind her.

Neiko looked around, and Francesco was standing on her porch, smirking.

“Why are you here and what are you so happy about? We kicked your butts so bad tonight,” Neiko said with cynical tone and a sideways grin. “Go away. You’re not wanted. If you’re still here after I get outa that shower, then your carcass is toast,” she said with an ominous tone. She was tired and cranky and totally not in the mood for his antics or whatever messed-up scheme he was cooking up or whatever his purpose was for being here.

“I wouldn’t be so satisfied about that victory tonight. And you are still painted for war–how nice. This will be the last battle you will win against us because you won’t be here any longer,” Francesco said still smirking. The smirk became more dark and sinister by the second. “Second of all you’re shower will have to wait—permanently. You won’t be enjoying another hot shower ever again where you’re going. You’ll have plenty of the ‘hot’ part.”

Neiko looked at him like he was mad. “What is that supposed to mean? What are you gonna do–kill me?” she asked with a sarcastic snort. “They probably have showers in heaven, but where you’re going they don’t.You’ll stink like rotten eggs, burning sulfur, and soot in hell,” she shot back. “In about two seconds I’ll send you on your one way ticket if you don’t beat it.”

Francesco snorted and grinned like he had become Satan himself. “No. Remember when I said I would get you back for my humiliation and your sorrows would be one hundred fold? Here is that moment—your time has now come, Admiral. Don’t tell me you honestly think you’re that self righteous.”

Neiko burst out laughing. “Just you being here makes me sorrowful,” she slandered. “Why are you here anyway? I could beat you up with one hand tied behind my back! I’m not self righteous at all for your information. I think Karo and Deatheagle have more honor than a traitorous scum like you any day. Since you won’t get lost, let’s have at it—mano y mano,” she said dropping her key back into her pocket and putting up her fists like she was in the mixed martial arts octagon.

Francesco looked at her like she was nothing more than a Neanderthal that solved everything by hitting it with a club. “I’m not here to fight you! I’ll let you figure this out on your own. And there is no way back,” Francesco said as he pulled out a green crystal from his pocket. “It will be the same for you as it was for them…”

Neiko looked at it with surprise and raised her right eyebrow quizzically that asked “Hey, neat—what’s that?”. “Oh, are you gonna frame me like last time? Ha! That won’t fly this go ’round. And what do you mean there’s no way back…and who is the ‘them’ you’re talking about? What kind of new toy is that anyway?”

Francesco said nothing as he rubbed the crystal. It began to glow. He mumbled chants, and it glowed brighter and brighter. Then he thrust his hands up and waved the crystal toward her. A green light surrounded her, and she disappeared.

 

 

aktaylor_zps686ba214About the Author

A.K. Taylor grew up in the backwoods of Georgia where she learned about nature. She enjoys hunting and fishing, beekeeping, gardening, archery, shooting, hiking, and has various collections. She also has interest in music, Native American history and heritage, Egyptian history, and the natural sciences. A.K. Taylor has been writing and drawing since the age of 16. A.K. Taylor has graduated from the University of Georgia with a biology degree, and she shares an interest in herpetology with her husband.

 

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B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/escape-from-ancient-egypt-ak-taylor/1020754284?ean=2940153173535

Kobo: https://store.kobobooks.com/en-us/ebook/escape-from-ancient-egypt-1

Apple: https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/book/escape-from-ancient-egypt/id1118835472

Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/books/details?id=BMRADAAAQBAJ

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Author Site: http://www.backwoodsauthor.com/books/the-neiko-adventure-saga/

 

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American Book Awards Program

From the website of – Before Columbus Foundation

The American Book Awards Program is not associated with any industry group or trade organization. The American Book Awards offer no cash prize nor do they require any financial commitments from the authors or their publishers. The Award winners are nominated and selected by a panel of writers, editors, and publishers who also represent the diversity of American literary culture.

Submissions

There are no application forms, fees, or any other restrictions for submissions, nominations, or recommendations to the panel. The book is what matters, not the procedure. The only requirement is that two copies of the book must be mailed to the Before Columbus Foundation by December 31st for consideration for the following year’s Awards. Anyone may make a submission (it does not have to be the publisher). There is no limit on the number of titles that may be submitted. All genres are accepted (including anthologies, children’s books, and multimedia). You may include reviews, publicity, or other informational material with your submission if you wish.

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Myrddin’s Heir Series

The  books in Myrddin’s Heir series are written by Robin Chambers “for bright children between the ages of 10 and 110.” They challenge as well as entertain.
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A Wizard of Dreams, Book 1
Author and Publisher: Robin Chambers
Publication Date: April 28, 2013

“Gordon Bennett was born on 7th August 1999 with extraordinary powers. Where have those powers come from? Who – or what – is “Zack”…? His mother begins to notice that Gordon is different when he speaks his first words at just 5 months old and that’s before the really strange things begin to happen!
Fun, refreshing and certainly different, A Wizard Of Dreams is Book 1 in The Myrddin’s Heir series by author Robin Chambers.

 

 

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Amazing Grace, Book 2

Publication Date: April 28, 2013

Amazing Grace chronicles the way in which a girl born on 25th December 1998 plays an increasingly important part in Gordon’s life (and he in hers). Grace can read minds, and she has healing hands…

Could her father really have been a God? How can she have two mums? And what has the most powerful wizard our world has ever known to do with all this?

The answer lies in the Land of the Forever Young (and of the Dead); but they can only get there by leaving their bodies behind…

How will Gordon’s parents react when he tells them the whole truth? How important in the scheme of things are their best friends Nick and Miranda? And quite importantly: how can the four of them help YOU to write really good stories…?

Can the clock be turned both backwards and forwards? And can their guardian angels help Gordon’s dad catch a serial killer…?

Book 2 ends on 27th March 2011 (so they are still in year 7) in a “magical” dell in Wales: where Gordon and Grace aren’t – though their bodies are. And what has Nick just found at the end of a rainbow…?
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The Quality of Mercy, Book 3

Publication Date: April 28, 2013

The Quality of Mercy picks the story up precisely where Book 2 left off. Where were Gordon and Grace, while their bodies were in that dell in Wales…?

How do fairies cope with growing old…? And what has that to do with the wedding of William Wales and Catherine Myddleton…?

Can Gordon and Grace take on the combined might of wicked wizardry and witchcraft in Chester? And what very interesting discovery about Miranda and Nick does Gordon make along the way…?

Why is someone trying to kill them all? And what do Nick’s father and Miranda’s mother have in common…?

How do The Fantastic Four sidestep The Famous Five to become The Super Six? And who do Gordon and Grace find themselves rescuing…?

 

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Gifts from the GodsBook 4

Publication Date: December 31, 2013

Gifts from the Gods  will give you some idea of what can happen when “gods” decide to show themselves…

How on earth can Gordon help hominids on a planet many light years away…?

When is a pony not a pony? And what is Groc the Knocker up to now…?

They need to team up; but how can they when the girls are in the grounds of a haunted stately home in Scotland and the boys are in the dungeons of a mediaeval Castle in Ireland? The answer has a lot to do with Lucifer’s rod…

What has the evil Goddess Morrigan LaFaye kept screaming for centuries at the top of a tall tower, where the walls ooze oil and look eerily like skin? And why does the God of the Sea feel the need to get involved?

And if that wasn’t enough, this is the part of the story where The Super Six become The Eight Team. What are Gordon’s sixteen greats grandmother and a lost soul from the sixth century doing getting in on the act?

What “gifts” might the gods be disposed to give: to help in the fight to make the world a better place…?

 

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When the Cat’s Away, Book 5

Publication Date: April 24, 2014

Book 5 begins on the same evening that Book 3 ends. It tells you a lot more about the Council of Thirteen and how its members react to Octavius Mortlake’s death.

What plans does Adolfo Aragon have to inherit Mortlake’s crown? And how much help might he get from the Capo dei Capi in London – the infamous Enzo Potenza? Just how evil ARE some of the other members of the ruling clique?

Carmen, Goddess of The Damned, does not take the loss of her daughter lying down. How will she be revenged? And how next will she seek to destroy the children who were born to heal the world?

Gordon and Grace return from holiday and find out their houses have been bugged while they were away. Soon after that they find out what happens when you don’t fight back.
They are left with no choice. They have to go to war…

 

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In the Nick of Time, Book 6

Publication Date: July 17, 2016

What will Ado Aragon do next? Where is Carman breeding an army of monsters for an all-out war? What happens when Groc the Knocker goes on trial for treason? Can the Eight Team secure the release of all Consortium slaves?

What happens when four criminal wizard-overlords try to snatch the children’s mothers? Who will win the battle to become the Consortium’s new capo di tutti capi? What happens when Gordon plays by the enemies’ rules?

Who does Nick meet in Avalon on his 12th birthday? What is he given, and what does his future hold? Who does he rescue in the nick of time?

A lot happens between 24th August and 9th September 2011. Hang on to your hats – it’s a roller-coaster ride!

 

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About the Author:

Once upon a time –a long time ago – I was born in Bootle (Liverpool 20) in the UK. There was a war on, but I ignored it and got on with the business of growing up in challenging circumstances. Later, I wanted to follow in the footsteps of J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis but instead was plunged into the maelstrom of inner city education as a teacher of English, then as a headteacher. I had a brief go at writing for children in the 1970s and was published by Penguin and Granada. I promised myself I would write something really good when I retired and had the time to do it properly.

It was only after I narrowly survived a murder attempt in Belize at the age of 69 that I realised how easy it is to die without accomplishing a cherished ambition. So I set to work on “Myrddin’s Heir”: the epic story I will leave behind. The first six books are now in the Kindle Store and on Smashwords. Book 1 is called “A Wizard of Dreams”. It’s free on Smashwords and price-matched on Amazon…

This is a long story for bright children from 10–110 years of age. That isn’t everybody.

 

**Note** these books have been included in my Holiday Blog series because some of the action takes place during the holidays.

Take a close look at the cover of A Wizard of Dreams, then look at this face. Does it look familiar to you?r-chambers

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Spotlight – Author, Robert Kimbrell

Rave Review Book Club’s Spotlight Author Blog Tour – Author, Robert Kimbrell

She Wanted My Advice?

So a female friend recently asked me for advice on writing and self-publishing a book. I am always happy to talk about writing! She wants to self-publish her first book and wanted to know some things that will help. While not an expert by any stretch, I have published works and read the works of others and therefore had some things to share with her. I am happy to pass on these things to you too.

Self-publishing is not, as most know, a reason to settle for less. Self-publishing, while bypassing traditional publishers, does not and should not mean a book is less professional.

When someone reads any sizable amount of Indie books, sooner or later a book will appear before them that is amateur-ish. Perhaps that sounds judgmental, but readers want to know they are not wasting their time with misspells, bad formatting, repetitive sections and the like. These all add to a bad experience in which the reader loses faith in your story. The person you hope will read and enjoy your book has every reason to then put down your work and move on to something else. Even the casual reader can tell when the story has, “been worked hard on”, when it rises to a level of class and professionalism; or when it doesn’t deserve their late, sleepless nights from reading your intriguing story.

So when I say self-publishing is not a reason to settle for less, I mean that we as authors and self-publishers need to be sure the end product is top notch. This goes without saying, but how sad it is when some turn to self-publishing as an easy way to churn out books. This waters down the perceived talent among those who self publish. What can you do to put out quality work?

  1. When entertaining your idea for a story, think about it A LOT. Think about possible plot issue, characters and so forth and write everything down, no matter how trivial it may seem to you.
  2. Write everyday. Author Janet Evanovich has a great audiobook titled, HOW I WRITE. In it she suggests writing every day as if it were your job. Among other reasons, it keeps the juices flowing.
  3. Don’t bother family/friends for their opinions.
  4. Read it, read it, read it.
  5. Self edit. Then rewrite and self edit some more. Do this many times, then reread everything to be sure there are no plot issues.
  6. Get a professional editor/proofreader. For the record, having someone to go over your work with a fine-toothed comb is perhaps the best thing you can do.
  7. Get a professional cover design.
  8. Whether paperback or ebook, get a pro to format the interior for you. This will make all the difference.

There are people that know more about writing than I, and surely they can give you some words of wisdom. But if you want to put your work out there, if you want it to have a level of professionalism so that readers won’t put it down and move on, these tips will help you.

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Because Annie has no recollection of her birth parents, her life is full of unknowns. Still, she seems relatively content with her simple existence in Washington, DC. Marcus, her new Italian boyfriend, adds much desired spice to her life despite secrecy about his position at SecureVest. But when Annie becomes mysteriously ill, it is the catalyst for a life far from simple.

Seemingly by luck, Annie discovers that she is maturing into a dhampir (a vampire/human hybrid), and to survive she must feed on fresh human blood. With Marcus fully aware of Annie’s predicament, they concoct a scheme: find the evil living among us and act where justice does not.

Vigilante Annie is born.

 

Amazon Link:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01A7BHIU6

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Author Bio:

An only child, (in the seventies, mind you), little Robert could be seen running in the backyard playing superhero, with a bed sheet serving as his cape. He also spent many hours drawing or writing in his mid-sized Ohio town. Having also battled depression earlier in life, Robert now sees how his low points have brought him to a more creative, stronger sense of being. Now he is where he wants to be, and is telling the stories he is meant to tell. His other interests include reading, motorcycle touring, fitness and classic movies.

 

Twitter:  @VAAuthor

Website:  www.VigilanteAnnie.com

 

 

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What if your “soul mate” was a monster?

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Girl from Jussara
By: Hettie Ivers
Genre:  Urban Fantasy, Paranormal RomanceGIRL_FROM_JUSSARA_FINAL

What if your “soul mate” was a monster?  Would you embrace your destiny?  Or chop his head off in his sleep?

After escaping the supernatural beast who claimed to be her fated mate, a pregnant, 16-year-old Lupe finds refuge with the Reinoso werelock pack, forging a complicated love-friendship with both the pack’s charming, former Alpha, Alcaeus, and the dark and enigmatic pack doctor, Kai.

This is the story of Lupe and of how she managed to get Alcaeus and the rest of the Reinoso male werelocks so well wrapped around her little finger.

Prequel to “Slip of Fate.”  May be read as a standalone or as part of the Werelock Evolution series.

**Mature Content Warning** – This story contains violence, dark subject matter, strong language, and sexual situations and is intended for adult readers.

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Hettie Ivers loves to tell stories—the more twisty, darkly humorous and smutty, the better!  A workaholic insomniac with an overly active imagination, Hettie began writing as a distraction from the real life corporate mergers that were giving her nightmares.

As a dog lover and lover of hot men, she thought it’d be fun to write about both—combined into one paranormal package.  Hettie favors stories in which realistic, relatable characters must navigate fantastical, larger-than-life circumstances. She’s a sucker for sexy antiheroes, underdogs, and flawed protagonists, and she enjoys fresh spins on classic tropes with a sprinkling of satire.

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On Amazon: http://amzn.to/29H0SmT

 

 

 

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Do you write Sci-Fi, Fantasy, or Horror Fiction?

cropped-red-sun-logo-2-5Red Sun Magazine
https://redsunmagazine.wordpress.com/guidelines/

Red Sun publishes science-fiction, fantasy, and horror fiction between 3-5k words, up to 17k words; 3-5k is preferred, but  will consider works up to 17k. They also will consider serializing longer works up to 80k.

Pay – $100 for stories; $150 for stories 15-17k; and $300 for serializations.

For art and comics they will pay $20 per piece; $50 for a cover.

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Otherworldly Creatures

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Beneath the Chapter 

by Jessica Walsh and Briana Lawrence

http://www.sewntogetherreflections.com/books
Jessica Walsh: snowtigra@yahoo.com
Briana Lawrence: brichibi@yahoo.com

 

 

 

 

 

Blurb:
Was this why? Was this the reason he’d told her to be quiet, because this needed to happen?

The middle of winter has given the residents of the warehouse plenty of time to mull over their last adventure. The Storyteller has been found, but has left behind only more questions and no real answers. Just when the group exhausts all of their resources, a new organization comes to the surface that could tie up all the loose threads.

Unfortunately, the Chapter isn’t what it appears to be, and the Hunters are now left to deal with a new threat that hits a little too close to home. What secrets is the Chapter hiding, and is it worth uncovering the truth?

The Hunters series is an urban supernatural adventure with several diverse characters that introduces a world hidden in the shadows of the Midwest.  Otherworldly creatures walk among us, and lives and stories will be changed with just the turn of a page.  The book is 340 pages and is due to be released on April 30th, 2016.  

Preorder Beneath the Chapter at:
http://www.amazon.com/Beneath-Chapter-Hunters-Book-2-ebook/dp/B01DW7MCFI

 

Purchase Seeking the Storyteller, the first book in the series at:

http://www.amazon.com/Seeking-Storyteller-Hunters-Jessica-Walsh/dp/1508901147/

 

Read a sample chapter of “Seeking the Storyteller”:

http://snowtigra.wix.com/jessicawalsh#!hunters-1-preview/c1ier

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