Saturday Einstein! – With a bit of Bacon

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Book Review – The Red King by Nick Cole

The Red KingNB: I received The Red King as an Advance Review Copy

The Cast

  • Holiday, an out of work actor who has a liking for alcohol and tobacco.
  • Frank, a Vietnam Vet and Holiday’s Neighbor
  • Ash, a woman with more on her mind than guns and survival
  • The (now) undead population of Los Angeles
  • Other shadowy figures involved with global conspiracies

 

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First off, I would just like to say that I am not a fan of anything ‘Zombie’ related.  But Nick Cole’s writing style and voice makes this book a must read for me.

I want to read the next book in the series Now to see what happens to Holiday and the rest of the group of survivors.

This book gives me the ‘Dusk ‘til Dawn’ feeling – where you think the story is leading you in one direction, before switching gears and taking a sudden turn through ‘What the?’ junction and finishing in ‘Wowville’

Takeaway

Being a binge drinking loner on a bender can have some advantages when the Zombie Apocalypse hits.

End Thought

I wish I could write like Nick Cole.  I love his writing style and descriptions.  And anyone who puts gum trees (eucalyptus trees) in their landscapes is great with me 🙂

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I agree with this – People would call my desk cluttered, but I know where everything is on it. 🙂

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Help Lilo get to #1 on Amazon on November 20th!

Hello Everyone

My fellow author, Lilo Abernathy’s book, The Light Who Shines is going to be featured as a Kindle Daily Deal on Amazon!

This is HUGE!

It will be reduced to: $1.99 for ONE DAY ONLY!
When: Thursday, 11/20/2014

From Lilo:

My friend Brandt Legg (author of the Inner Movement Series) had a Kindle Daily Deal and sold 3000 copies on one day. He made it to #38. I checked and it is possible to get to #1 starting at around 3500 book sales in one day. It will be so close! I couldn’t help but try to get to #1. But I really need help from you, the book community, to get there.

How You Can Help
If you have been considering buying it . . .
Thursday is the day to do it! get it here

If you read it already and loved it . . .
Please recommend it to your friends on Thursday.
1. Go to this page: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2…
2. Click the “Recommend It” link in the upper right hand corner and select friends who you think might like it.

If you want to help more . . .
Join my Facebook event where authors, bloggers, and readers are galvanizing into action to help push this book to #1. I have all the material you need to promote it there. It is wonderful to see the book community in action.
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The Dream Thief is here!

The Dream Thief 3DHello Everyone 🙂

Book two of the Way to Freedom Series, The Dream Thief, is now out on Amazon

 

Book Blurb

The Empire is on the verge of war.

The ancient enemy has returned and betrayal is thick in the air.

Eight years after Kalena became a Flyer, she is being sent North with her wing to garrison the mountainous Northern Pass. They are the first line of defense against unknown enemy numbers.

But what she encounters there, no one could have foreseen and is more dangerous than what the Empire faces to the North.

The Dream Thief is available now here

Book One: The Kalarthri is available here

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Here is this week’s Einstein offering 🙂

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Made to Forget by Samantha LaFantasie – Bloggers Book Fair & Giveaway

Made to Forget by Samantha LaFantasie

IMG_3842.33A Kansas native, Samantha LaFantasie spends her free time with her spouse and three kids. Writing has always been a passion of hers, forgoing all other desires to devote to this one obsession, even though she often finds herself arguing with her characters through much of the process. She’s primarily a fantasy writer but often feels pulled to genres such as sci-fi, romance, and others.

Samantha became a bestselling author with the Pandora Boxed Set (which includes Made to Forget: Nepherium Novella series–Part One) on both Amazon and USA Today.

Samantha loves to take time to enjoy other activities such as photography and playing her favorite game of all time, Guild Wars 2.

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Made to Forget (Nepherium Novella Series – Part One)

Science Fiction | New Adult

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There’s something that lies within my memory. Hidden in the dark. Something that can kill me and those that I love. But I was in an accident, covered in mystery and deception. And my memory…was lost. There are those who want me to remember. I don’t trust them. And those I do trust…are fighting for me to forget.

Elsabetha Ellery wants to get her memory back, even if it kills her.

After waking up in a hospital with no memory, Elsabetha quickly learns those who claim to be her friend are anything but. And those who are her true friends keep themselves unseen.

Stuck with piecing together her broken memories alone, Elsa struggles with having faith in those she trusts and heeding the warnings of the dangers in recovering her memory. Ignoring them, she faces heavy consequences. Ones she doesn’t see until it’s too late, and a life is lost.

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Short Stories From The Dreaming by Gina Briganti

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GinaShort Stories From The Dreaming is available now in both Kindle and paperback editions from Amazon.com.

The stories in the novella are:

Jenny and Cat Sing Karaoke, or what happened at the Carapelli house while Dana and Joe were enjoying their first official date.

How Meredith and George Got Together is how Joe learns the story of how his fiancées parents started their lifelong romance.

The morning after the last day in The Dreaming is When Dana Met Joe’s Family on a holiday camping trip.

If you’re new to my Natural Gifts series of Uplifting Paranormal Romances, I recommend that you read them in this order:

The Dreaming (Natural Gifts, book 1)

Short Stories From The Dreaming (Natural Gifts Novella 1.1)

Desert Sunrise (Natural Gifts, book 2)

Thank you to all who have supported my writing.  It means so much more to me, when I am able to share it with you.

And guess what?  I’m busy writing Saunders’ Choice, where Velvet (The Dreaming) has her chance at love.

As always. thank you for everything!

Gina

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2 Books by Jessica E. Subject – Bloggers Book Fair & Giveaway

2 Books by Jessica E. Subject

Jessica E. SubjectJessica E. Subject is the author of contemporary and science fiction romance, ranging from sweet to sexy. In her stories, you could meet clones, or a sexy alien or two. You may even be transported to another planet for a romantic rendezvous.

When Jessica isn’t reading, writing, or doing dreaded housework, she likes to get out and walk. Fast. But she just may slow down if there is a waterfall nearby.

Jessica lives in Ontario, Canada with her husband and two energetic children. And she loves to hear from her readers. You can find her at jessicasubject.com and on twitter @jsubject.

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When did you start writing?

I’ve been writing stories here and there for most of my life, but it was when I was on maternity leave with my second child that I started writing with the intention of submitting my work to publishers.

What inspires your writing?

Everyday life. I watch the news, read articles, people watch, and stare up at the night sky, always asking “what if?”

What is the best part about being a writer?

I absolutely love hearing from my readers. Finding out that someone has enjoyed something you wrote is simply wonderful. And I look forward to meeting my readers at the Romancing the Capital Convention in Ottawa, Canada in April 2015.

Is there something special or unique about you or your book you’d like to tell us about?

In the Underground series, not only are the rebels fighting against the oppression of the corporation, they are also fighting for their right to love whomever they choose.

All the stories in the Alien Next Door series are about learning that your next door neighbor is really an alien.

 

Never Gonna Let You Go (The Underground #1)

Science Fiction | Adult

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Caught in a tangle of lies, Calla Jacobs must sort through the truth to discover where she truly belongs. A biologist for Planet Core, she finds herself ensnared in a web of deceit. Sent to Airondelle, she must work with a team to prepare the newly discovered planet for colonists from Earth. But the mission does not go as she expected. Her former lover, Erik Edwards, shuns her, sending Calla into the arms of Melina Holloway, their commander, for the attention she craves and more. A confrontation among the trio leaves her with a broken heart, and fleeing from the two people she trusted most.

Attempting to break free from the lies that bind her, she discovers Planet Core has deceived everyone. And when she returns to Earth, Calla learns just how far Planet Core’s control reaches.

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She needed to focus on the mission. The rapat. She’d been observing the creatures during daylight hours—two more than she’d grown used to on Earth—for a week now, yet she found herself no closer to figuring out a way to capture one without using Earth tranquilizers. With no idea how the drugs would react with one of these creatures, she refused to take the risk. If the rapat were to be tested as a viable food source for the people of Earth who would one day settle

here, she needed to capture one by indigenous means.

The thought of killing and preparing one of the fascinating creatures for consumption repulsed her, but she’d already collected samples of all of the vegetation. The berries, leaves, and bark of the crancait all proved to contain toxins that, when consumed over time, would kill a human. Perhaps the rapat avoided them for the same reason. She’d tested the dry, pink-flowered vegetation the rapat fed on, but found it lacked too many of the vitamins and minerals necessary for human life. Until the next crew arrived to survey another part of the planet, the rapat remained their only option. She had to capture one, test it, skin it, and then prepare its meat for freezing. Planet Core would process the meat for consumption when they returned to Earth, if the rapat proved viable. Thank goodness I don’t have to eat one because I don’t think I could.

Tired of waiting for one to approach her, Calla decided to take action. She needed something to focus on to keep her mind from drifting to inappropriate thoughts about her commander. With only a week left on Airondelle, she needed positive results to be considered for any future missions. She pulled out the dagger she kept sheathed in her boot for defense against any yet undiscovered creatures on the planet. Creeping through the grass, she spotted her target—a young rapat, brown with pink spots, just old enough to begin wandering away from its mother. Ready to attack, she gasped as the herd snuffled out a warning cry and then bolted in front of her. Shit! Every one of them took off, bounding across the fields, and she couldn’t come up with any reason why. She hadn’t moved an inch.

Vegetation rustled behind her. The sound grew closer. She spun around to face a possible attacker, her knife held high.

“Whoa, Jacobs. Put the knife down.” Holloway stood before her, arms raised in submission. Even dressed in her camo uniform, her chestnut-colored hair pulled back in a severe ponytail, she still eclipsed any model from any of the fashion emagazines.

Beautiful.

Calla struggled to keep her hands by her sides and cursed under her breath. Anger was better than revealing her other feelings. “You scared my herd away.”

Her commander smirked as if she’d done it on purpose. “It’s a good thing, too. You were about to kill one.”

Alien Admirer (Alien Next Door #2)

Science Fiction | Adult

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He fills her with forbidden longing…

Widowed for over a year, Sera longs for the company of her younger, sexier neighbor, the one man she can never have—unless she plans to rob the cradle. It’s too dangerous…

She’s the only one for him…

Adam never wanted to settle down…until Sera. But even when her children give him the green light, he must prove age is an alien concept…

Will Sera give him a chance, or will Adam be left in the cold, never more than her alien admirer?

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Staring out the window at his next door neighbor, Adam cringed. His buddies had already left for Morty’s Pub, needing a break from a week of twelve hour days to finish building another house. He was the only licensed carpenter among them, though they all put in the same effort. Instead of spending his Friday night with them, he’d chosen to lounge in nothing but boxer briefs, and pine over the woman of his desires, but not his reality. Not because one of his parents came from a planet many light years away—a part of his life that he kept secret from everyone.

Neither did their eight-year difference in age weigh into his decision to stay away from her.

No, Sera’s husband had died about a year ago and she’d refused to start dating again, saying her kids didn’t want a replacement for their father.

Adam longed for a way to convince her to take a chance on him. Her children, Melody and Zach, clung to him every time he offered to take them swimming in the lake, or treated them to ice cream from the convenience store up the road, or any other time they spotted him outside.

He adored them.

Sure, Sera needed time to grieve. He understood that, but his mental comprehension didn’t stop his dick from stiffening every time he had her in his sight. No woman had left his body humming with one simple glance in her direction. Except Sera.

He yearned to read her thoughts, sense more than her emotions. Her sadness and grief he empathized with, but nothing explained the confusion he sensed around her. In the few moments alone he’d had with her, she always changed the subject when asked if she’d considered dating again. Sure, she trusted him with her kids, but that trust didn’t extend enough to open up to him. She remained a mystery, one he desperately wanted to solve.

Adam groaned, grabbing a shirt. I’m going out. He’d been through all of this before. No point waiting forever for her to change her mind. So what if his dad said his ability to read her emotions pointed to Sera as his soul mate. She’d probably never view him as anything more than a handy sitter.

Pulling on a pair of jeans, he considered a trip to the local pub. The same women always frequented the place, but at least he’d be guaranteed some action. His fist, and fantasies of the woman next door, no longer brought him much satisfaction. He craved the real thing.

Not going to happen.

After a quick spray of cologne, he peeked out his window one last time. And froze. His neighbor stood naked on the dock, her luscious body glowing in the moonlight. That image ingrained in his mind, his cock stiffened. Screw going to the bar. He either finished the job based on the recent sighting, or acted fast to get even closer to her.

No harm in trying. He rushed down the stairs.

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Friends with Wings by Michelle Murrain – Bloggers Book Fair & Giveaway

Friends with Wings by Michelle Murrain

Avatar0408I have been writing science fiction since 2006, and have been an avid reader and fan of science fiction since I started to read. Since I have been both a scientist and a technologist by trade, and as a polymath, my interests span a wide range of topics, including science, technology, history, culture, politics, race, gender, sexuality, philosophy, spirituality, and religion. I bring all of these to bear in my science fiction writing, which has strong elements of exploration of all of these topics. I specialize in stories of culture clash and/or first contact, and has numerous strong female protagonists and characters, as well as a lot of diverse characters. I have a philosophical approach to publishing my work – everything is licensed via Creative Commons – freely sharable and modifiable. Learn more at http://author.murrain.net

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Friends with Wings

Science Fiction | Adult

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The year is 2102, the earth is in crisis, and Trina, a gutsy young woman from a poor family, is forced to sell herself into slavery to pay off her family’s debt. To her surprise, she ends up being sent into space to help colonize a star. Her future seems bright until crisis strikes the colony – leaving Trina the only human being left alive on Planet Johannes. Another spaceship is slated to arrive in a decade, but how will Trina survive alone for ten years? And even if she does, how can she keep the next colony from meeting the same fate? The answers to these questions show up in the form of “friends with wings.” Once Trina meets the Eeriv, nothing will ever be the same.

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Interview

When did you start writing?

In 2006. I had gone back to school, and decided to take a summer off. The novel that had been kicking around in my head for years decided to make its way out into the world.

What inspires your writing?

The past, the present, the possible future.

What is the best part about being a writer?

Getting to tell intriguing, inspiring stories.

Is there something special or unique about you or your book you’d like to tell us about?

I love to write strong diverse characters. I love to explore assumptions of our culture and science. And I love to explore the intersections of science and spirituality.

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