Tuesday, October 18, 2016



Inside the Book:

Title: Altered Starscape
Author: Ian Douglas
Release Date: October 25, 2016
Publisher: Harper Voyager
Genre: Science Fiction/Fantasy
Format: Ebook

Galaxies collide in a thrilling new series from bestselling author Ian Douglas, as the last humans in the universe face off against a new threat 2162.

Thirty-eight years after first contact, Lord Commander Grayson St. Clair leads theTellus Ad Astra on an unprecedented expedition to the Galactic Core, carrying more than a million scientists, diplomats, soldiers, and AIs. Despite his reservations about their alien hosts, St. Clair is deeply committed to his people—especially after they're sucked into a black hole and spat out four billion years in the future.Civilizations have risen and fallen. The Andromeda Galaxy is drifting into the Milky Way. And Earth is most certainly a distant memory. All that matters now is survival. But as the ship's Marines search for allies amid ancient ruins and strange new planetary structures, St. Clair must wrap his mind around an enemy capable of harnessing a weapon of incomprehensible power: space itself.

Meet the Author:

Ian Douglas is one of the pseudonyms for William H. Keith, New York Times bestselling author of the popular military science fiction series The Heritage Trilogy, The Legacy Trilogy, The Inheritance Trilogy, Star Corpsman, and Star Carrier. A former naval corpsman, he lives in Pennsylvania.


Tour Schedule

 Monday, October 17 - Book featured at The Review From Here
Tuesday, October 18 - Book featured at Perfect at Midnight
Wednesday, October 19 - Interviewed at The Writer's Life
Thursday, October 20 - Guest Post at A Title Wave
Friday, October 21 - Interviewed at Harmonious Publicity
Monday, October 24 - Book featured at CBY Book Club
Tuesday, October 25 - Book featured at Bound 2 Escape
Wednesday, October 26 - Interviewed at Literal Exposure
Thursday, October 27 - Interviewed at As the Page Turns
Friday, October 28 - Book featured at Bent Over Bookwords
Monday, October 31 - Book featured at Voodoo Princess
Tuesday, November 1 - Interviewed at I'm Shelf-ish
Wednesday, November 2 - Book featured at Lover of Literature
Thursday, November 3 - Book featured at Confessions of an Eccentric Bookaholic
Friday, November 4 - Book featured at The Bookworm Lodge
Monday, November 7 - Guest blogging at Write and Take Flight
Tuesday, November 8 - Book featured at My Bookish Pleasures
Wednesday, November 9 - Interviewed at Deal Sharing Aunt
Thursday, November 10 - Guest blogging at The Dark Phantom
Friday, November 11 - Book featured at The Literary Nook

Thursday, October 13, 2016

BOOK TOUR: Of the Abyss by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes

Title: Of the Abyss
Author: Amelia Atwater-Rhodes
Release Date: September 27, 2016
Publisher: Harper Voyager Impulse
Genre: Dark Fantasy/Horror
Format: Ebook

After decades of strife, peace has finally been achieved in Kavet—but at a dark cost.  Sorcery is outlawed, and anyone convicted of consorting with the beings of the other realms—the Abyssi and the Numini—is put to death. The only people who can even discuss such topics legally are the scholars of the Order of the Napthol, who give counsel when questions regarding the supernatural planes arise.Hansa Viridian, a captain in the elite guard unit tasked with protecting Kavet from sorcery, has always led a respectable life. But when he is implicated in a sorcerer’s crimes, the only way to avoid execution is to turn to the Abyss for help—specifically, to a half-Abyssi man he’s sworn he hates, but whose physical attraction he cannot deny.Hansa is only the first victim in a plot that eventually drags him, a sorcerer named Xaz, and a Sister of the Napthol named Cadmia into the depths of the Abyss, where their only hope of escape is to complete an infernal task that might cost them their lives.

Meet the Author:

Amelia Atwater-Rhodes is the author of seventeen young adult novels and three short stories.  In addition to writing, she has a full-time job teaching high school special education English, and is the mother of a brilliant baby girl named Becks.
Yes, it is possible her daughter’s nickname came from a favorite zombie trilogy (Newsflesh, by Mira Grant).  That there probably tells you more about Amelia than anything else I have to say.
Amelia started publishing novels when she was a freshman in high school.  As she tells her students, she knows every excuse to get out of doing homework because she got away with them all.  These days she works a bit harder to balance her responsibilities, which means she is sometimes a terrible web-mistress, but she still loves to write.
The Atwater-Rhodes household also includes two cats, Chivas and Morgan, and some goldfish in an aquaponics system set up for book research and maintained for yummy indoor home-grown food.
If you want to chat with Amelia, you can reach her through Facebook or Twitter.  She maintains her social media and website herself, which means she’s currently writing in third person and isn’t that kind of odd?
What can I say – I’m an odd duck.
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Tuesday, October 11, 2016


A Turtle Roars In Texas
by Russ Hall
Series: Al Quinn, #2
Genre: Suspense/Thriller
Publisher: RedAdept Publishing
Release Date: December 8, 2015

Friday, October 7, 2016

Review of DEADSPEAK by Ruth Bainbridge

Mystery / Thriller / Paranormal
Date Published: October 1, 2016

DEADSPEAK. A chilling new mystery series
from the author of THE CURT SAVAGE MYSTERIES.

Things look different when you're dead.

Thirteen-year-old Griff Lindon is dead. Murdered. But she's determined to make the killer that stole her young life away pay. Her ghost forms an unlikely alliance with Kimberly Trent, the rookie detective assigned to her case. The problem is that Kimberly has troubles of her own.

Kim's sister was also thirteen when she was murdered by a serial killer who was never caught, and the similarity in ages is enough to stir up old memories that will forever haunt her. Even though it's been almost twenty years, an ominous feeling that the killer is still out there makes Kim fear he's not done.

With no clues, her sister's case has gone cold, but it just could be that a ghost of a girl will be the one to help her stop him once and for all.

This Haunting, Suspenseful Thriller Has Me Hooked!!!

DEADSPEAK by Ruth Bainbridge is AMAZING!!! I LOVED it! It’s some weird hybrid that’s part mystery, part thriller, part paranormal, part ghost story—and all gripping suspense. The end result is fascinating, and had me flipping pages until my fingers bled.

The homicide of a thirteen-year-old girl sets the stage for what is to come, and while I didn’t know Griff Lindon very long, her murder hit me hard. I don’t know why it shocked me so much. I was horrified and felt a real sense of loss. If I had to guess, I’d say it was because it was written so believably. Ms. Bainbridge did a brilliant job, and even though not particularly graphic, it was SO disturbing to me—as if it happened to someone I knew.

In terms of the story, it opens with Griff Lindon explaining what she’s going through. She’s confused and alone and we wonder why. The rest of the story fills in the why and, oh, what a beautiful story it is!!! Imaginative and full of surprises, there is not one place where I succeeded in guessing what was going to happen next. It’s extremely unusual, and I appreciated that Ms. Bainbridge took the path less traveled and made this absolutely unpredictable.

DEADSPEAK hinges on Griffin staying behind after death to help Detective Kimberly Trent solve her murder, BUT (and this is a big BUT), she doesn’t remember all the details. This complicates what should be pretty simple, but there’s more. The other problem is that Kimberly Trent is keeping some pretty devastating secrets of her own. What was done to her and her family is so overwhelming that my heart went out to her. I bonded with this rich, complex character which brings us to another point of why this story worked so beautifully. It’s because the characters are divine—most especially the two leads, Griff Lindon and Kimberly Trent.

I don’t know if Ms. Bainbridge has a degree in psychology or if she’s only a student of the human condition, but she pretty remarkably nails each and every one of her characters. As Detective Trent does the yeoman job of tracking down Griff’s killer, we’re treated to these vignettes that delve into what makes the people interviewed tick. It makes Trent solving the homicide downright intriguing because at its heart, DEADSPEAK is a taut mystery.

I applaud Ms. Bainbridge for taking a chance and doing something different. I double applaud that she did it so brilliantly. There was another reviewer that mentioned Mystic Woods was almost another character. Yes! It’s true. I put it down to Ms. Bainbridge being a meticulous and complete writer. Everything in DEADSPEAK is developed, including the woods!

I highly, highly, highly recommend this book to anyone who wants a gripping, unputdownable read! If your thing is superb writing, you will not be disappointed. DEADSPEAK has everything that a reader is looking for and more. DEADSPEAK is as good as it gets and I can’t wait to see what comes next!!!