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Lee French & Erik Kort are Visiting! [Tour Stop]

Harbinger

“Andromeda’s Fall” by Abigail Owen

Published on… October 2014
Published as… Fantasy

Lee French’s Top Ten List

Top Ten Fantasy Inspirations

In order of my encountering and/or becoming somewhat obsessed with them (to the best of my recollection).
1. Charlotte’s Web
2. Roughly two hundred paperback novels I frittered away my allowance on as a teenager and no longer have, and probably wouldn’t recognize if you shoved one in my face.
3. Dungeons & Dragons
4. Mercedes Lackey
5. William Shakespeare
6. Medieval France and Jeanne d’Arc
7. The legend of King Arthur
8. Ancient Persia
9. Norse mythology
10. The Inquisition (nobody expects this on a top ten list)

About the Book

Adjusting to her new life as a soul-bound agent of the Fallen has Chavali pushing herself harder than ever before. Between learning to fight, dealing with idiots, and climbing stairs – lots of stairs – she has little time to waste on thoughts of the future. Or the past.

When another agent fails to report in, Chavali is sent on the mission to discover her fate. Ready or not, she saddles up for a new adventure with new dangers.

The search takes her to Ket, a coastal city slathered in mystery. There, she faces ghosts from her past and demons of her future as she seeks answers. All she seems to find are more questions.

Plague, murder, lies, espionage…this city harbors much more than meets the eye, and maybe too much to handle.

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About the Authors

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Lee French lives in Worcester, MA with two kids, two mice, two bicycles, and too much stuff. She is an avid gamer and active member of the Myth-Weavers online RPG community, where she is known for her fondness for Angry Ninja Squirrels of Doom. In addition to spending much time there, she also trains year-round for the one-week of glorious madness that is RAGBRAI, has a nice flower garden with absolutely no lawn gnomes, and tries in vain every year to grow vegetables that don’t get devoured by neighborhood wildlife.

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Erik Kort abides in the glorious Pacific Northwest, otherwise known as Mirkwood-Without-The-Giant-Spiders. Though the spiders often grow too numerous for his comfort. He is defended from all eight-legged threats by his brave and overly tolerant wife, and is mocked by his obligatory writer’s cat. When not writing, Erik comforts the elderly, guides youths through vast wildernesses, and smuggles more books into his library of increasingly alarming size.

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Lance Erlick is Visiting! [Tour Stop]

The Rebel Trap

“The Rebel Trap” by Lance Erlick

Published on… 1 October 2014
Published as… Young Adult Science Fiction

Lance Erlick’s Top Ten List

Top Ten Sci-fi Heroines

Ellen Ripley (Alien): She is a survivor.

Samantha Carter (Stargate SG-1)

Zoe Washburne (Firefly/Serenity)

River Tam (Firefly/Serenity)

Katniss Everdeen (The Hunger Games): She has an inner toughness without being mean.

Clara Oswald (Doctor Who)

Sarah Connor (The Terminator)

Emma Peel (The Avengers)

Gwen Cooper (Torchwood)

Trinity (The Matrix)

About the Book

Voices in 16-year-old Annabelle Scott’s head aren’t God or signs she’s going mad—yet. Despite being a Mech Warrior recruit, she rebels against her post-Second Civil War society by not only refusing to kill Morgan, a boy she’s attracted to, but also helping him escape.

Annabelle’s commander gives her auditory implants and contact cams for an undercover assignment to investigate her corrupt police captain. Morgan hacks the implants to plead for her help in freeing his brother. As a pawn in a bigger game, can she find a way to help Morgan and discover the link between an attempted assassination of her adoptive mom, the geek institute, and her police captain without falling into a trap, being exiled and separated from family, or getting herself and those she cares about killed?

The Rebel Trap was written as a standalone story, but also follows Annabelle’s adventures from The Rebel Within.

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About the Author

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Lance Erlick grew up in various parts of the United States and Europe. He took to stories as his anchor and was inspired by his father’s engineering work on cutting-edge aerospace projects to look to the future. He studied creative writing at Northwestern University and University of Iowa.

He writes science fiction, dystopian and young adult stories and likes to explore the future implications of social and technological trends. He’s the author of The Rebel Within, The Rebel Trap, and Rebels Divided, three books in the Rebel series. In those stories, he flips traditional exploitation to explore the effects of a world that discriminates against males and the consequences of following conscience for those coming of age.

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Best Seller

“Best Seller” by Martha Reynolds

Published on… 27 June 2014
Published as… General Fiction/Coming of Age

Martha Reynolds’ Top Ten Coming of Age Stories

1. The Catcher in the Rye
2. Go Ask Alice
3. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
4. To Kill a Mockingbird
5. The Yearling
6. She’s Come Undone
7. The Perks of Being a Wallflower
8. The Age of Miracles
9. Tell the Wolves I’m Home
10. Orphan Train (currently reading)

About the Book

Set in New England at the time of the American Bicentennial, BEST SELLER is the poignant story of a displaced young woman struggling to figure out who she is within the context of her hometown and the carefully masked dysfunction of her family.

“Everything can be fixed by writing a check.” Words to live by for Robin Fortune’s wealthy father, until he can’t buy her way back into college after she’s expelled for dealing pot. Now he chooses not to speak to her anymore, but that’s just one of the out-of-whack situations Robin’s facing. At nineteen, she feels rudderless, working in a diner by day and sleeping with a buddy from high school by night – all so strange for her because she was always the one with the plan. While her college friends plotted how to ensnare husbands, she plotted a novel, which she scratched out into a series of spiral-bound notebooks she hides in the closet. But now, there’s nothing. No vision, no future, no point. In fact, the only thing she feels she has to look forward to is that her favorite author, Maryana Capture, is paying a visit to the local Thousand Words bookstore. Robin surmises that if she can convince Maryana to help her get her novel published, she’ll finally get herself back on track. Except that life never takes a straight path in this intensely satisfying coming-of-age novel.

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Martha Reynolds ended an accomplished career as a fraud investigator and began writing full time in 2011. She is the author of five novels, including the award-winning Chocolate for Breakfast (her debut novel), Chocolate Fondue, Bittersweet Chocolate, and the Amazon #1 bestseller Bits of Broken Glass. Best Seller is her latest release. Her essays have appeared in Magnificat magazine.

She and her husband live in Rhode Island, never far from the ocean.

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Tara Quan is Visiting! [Tour Stop]

Operation Owl

“Operation Owl” by Tara Quan

Published on… 15 July 2014
Published as… Romance/Humor

Tara Quan’s Top Ten Romantic Scenes in Cinema

In the process of writing this list, I began to understand why my husband doesn’t fully approve of my taste in movies.

1) I’m cheating here, but every time Han Solo and Princess Leia kiss—Star Wars, 1977, 1980, 1983
2) Evelyn’s drunken speech where she says she’s a librarian—The Mummy, 1999
3) When Evelyn runs back to save Rick—The Mummy Returns, 2001
4) Rapunzel and Flynn facing down Mother Gothel—Tangled, 2010
5) Edward waving his umbrella through the limousine roof—Pretty Woman, 1990
6) Giselle and Robert’s ballroom dance—Enchanted, 2007
7) Belle and the Beast’s ballroom dance (the soundtrack is a significant factor)—Beauty and the Beast, 1991
8) The magic carpet ride (the soundtrack is an even more significant factor)—Aladdin, 1992
9) When Pat chases Tiffany down after the dance competition—Silver Linings Playbook, 2012
10) When Eddie confesses his love for Kiki in front of the entertainment press corps—America’s Sweethearts, 2001

About the Book

Five years ago, Maya Jain kissed her best friend only to have him run out of her dorm room and leave the state. When he shows up in Washington, D.C., a wanted fugitive sought after by every branch of the US government, she can’t bring herself to ignore his plight. As their physical relationship picks up where it left off, she decides it’s time to make him see her as more than the bespectacled, bookish girl he once called “Owl.”

After being accused of espionage and treason, Zack Strong needs a forensic accountant to help clear his name. Not knowing who he can trust, this white-hat hacker has no choice but to ask his former best friend and math tutor for help. Together they unravel a cyber conspiracy at the Barn, an NSA facility tasked to intercept electronic communications. But as they traverse the nation’s capital to avoid capture, Maya insists on letting their simmering sexual tension take its natural course. Even though he’s never been able to shake the memory of their one kiss, he refuses to let her give up her life for a man with no future.

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About the Author

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Globetrotter, lover of languages, and romance author, Tara Quan has an addiction for crafting tales with a pinch of spice and a smidgen of kink. Inspired by her travels, Tara enjoys tossing her kick-ass heroines and alpha males into exotic contemporary locales, fantasy worlds, and post-apocalyptic futures. Armed with magical powers or conventional weapons, her characters are guaranteed a suspenseful and sensual ride, as well as their own happily ever after.

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Linda Covella is Visiting! [Tour Stop]

The Castle Blues Quake

“The Castle Blues Quake” (The Ghost Whisperer #1) by Linda Covella

Published on… 20 July 2014
Published as… Middle Grade Paranormal

Linda Covella’s Top Ten Best Middle Grade Heroes & Heroines

1. Harry Potter
2. Hermione
3. Meg from A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle
4. Scout from To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
5. Harriet from Harriet the Spy by Louise Fitzhugh
6. Jess from Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson
7. Martha from Olive’s Ocean by Kevin Henkes
8. Winnie from Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt
9. Abilene from Moon Over Manifest by Clare Vanderpool
10. Coraline from Coraline by Neil Gaiman

About the Book

12-year-old Pepper Connelly leaves her best friend, Chrissie, behind when her family moves from New York City to Santa Cruz, CA. Pepper discovers a boy, Corey, hiding in her backyard shed. Unknown to Pepper, Corey is a ghost trying to contact his grandfather, Boppie, before he crosses over. He tells Pepper he must locate Boppie before Social Services finds him. Pepper agrees to help.

While Pepper’s communication with Chrissie dwindles, her friendship with Corey grows. She tells Corey about her passion for writing songs, and throughout the story, she composes a song about Corey. Corey teaches Pepper to play the harmonica. Soon, she’s torn between finding Boppie and knowing when she does, Corey will certainly go back on the road with his traveling-musician grandfather.

Other characters help her on her quest: new classmate Ally Cressman, who dresses in an odd-ball, non-mall style; Sawtooth Sam, the mysterious saw-playing street musician; and Madame Mchumba, who performs her psychic readings at the Boardwalk amusement park. Earthquakes, haunted house rides, poltergeists, and crystal ball readings propel Pepper toward the shocking conclusion of her search.

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About the Author

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Linda Covella’s varied job experience and education (associate degrees in art, business and mechanical drafting & design, a BS degree in Manufacturing Management) have led her down many paths and enriched her life experiences. But one thing she never strayed from is her love of writing.

A writer for over 30 years, her first publication was a restaurant review column, and as a freelance writer, she continued to publish numerous articles in a variety of publications. But when she published articles for children’s magazines (“Games and Toys in Ancient Rome” and “Traveling the Tokaido in 17th Century Japan,” in Learning Through History magazine, and “Barry’s Very Grown Up Day” in Zootles magazine), she realized she’d found her niche: writing for children. She wants to share with kids and teens her love of books: the worlds they open, the things they teach, the feelings they express.

The Castle Blues Quake, a middle grade paranormal, and Yakimali’s Gift, a historical novel for young adults, are her first novels.

She’s a member of Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI).

No matter what new paths she may travel down, she sees her writing as a lifelong joy and commitment.

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J. Hamlet is Visiting! [Tour Stop]

Hand of Chaos

“Hand of Chaos” by J. Hamlet (The Chaos Theology #1)

Published on… 4 September 2013
Published as… Dark Urban Fantasy

J. Hamlet’s Top Ten

Green, Green series by Jay Lake – A child sold into slavery escapes, overthrows an oppressive government, learns to be an assassin, and gives birth to twins. Oh, and she also defeats an evil God and creates another one in the process. It’s a hell of an adolescence and she’s a hell of a character. You see one of the most interesting and elaborate urban fantasy worlds through her eyes.

Bo, Lost Girl TV series – A succubus who refuses to pick between good and evil, overthrowing the order of things in the process? Yes please. She doesn’t leave a single fantasy convention standing.

Johannes Cabal, Johannes Cabal the Necromancer by Jonathan L. Howard – A scheming necromancer always on the run from his bets with the devil, Johannes is an anti-social sociopath. He’s also very funny.

Raylene Pendle (Cheshire Red), Cheshire Red Reports series by Cherie Priest– Cheshire Red, an elusive international thief who happens to be a vampire, stumbles head first into a toxic government conspiracy. Piece of cake for someone with her skillset, and she’s one of the most memorable narrators I’ve had the pleasure of reading.

Marquis De Carabas, Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman – One of the most cryptic and fun characters in a novel full of them. The Marquis in many ways epitomizes what all of urban fantasy should be.

Helena G. Wells, Warehouse 13 TV series – Is she a villain? Is she a hero? Who cares, because she’s awesome and she’s always one step ahead of the Warehouse and its agents.

Edgar, Night Watch series by Sergei Lukyanenko – Edgar, a Day Watch mage, plays the good soldier for awhile but he’s always looking for a way out. Edgar is what every villain should fear, the minion who might be smarter than his master.

John Constantine, Hellblazer, DC Comics – Angels, demons, and monsters abound. Constantine is one of the only ones out there trying to protect humanity from all of it.

Hellboy, Dark Horse Comics and Movie Series – What’s not to love in a beer-drinking, cat fancying demon creature who fights against his fate and the forces of evil every step of the way.

Castiel, Supernatural TV series – Like Constantine (who his famous outfit is a visual reference to), Castiel is an angel reluctantly gets forced into protecting humanity and more specifically the Winchester brothers from all sorts of unearthly machinations. He even engages in a few himself in a moment of weakness. Despite his otherworldy origins, he may be the most human character of them all.

About the Book

Exhausted, cynical, and confused, Anna is always there to report for duty. She’s part of a clandestine government team that defends the nation against supernatural terrorism—a job that understandably leaves her life in shambles and drives her to drink a little more than she should. Toss in a fear of intimacy with a desire to have friends and lovers like a normal person and, well, Anna is a troubled soul wrapped in a special agent with arcane, magical powers. Waking up hungover at five–­thirty in the morning with a zombie­–infested apartment building in the heart of DC to deal with, she knows she’s got the makings of the worst morning possible.

Her team is its own challenge. A battle­–scarred Nigerian shaman, a bookish shape­shifter, an inept summoner, and a brilliant but cantankerous wizard round it all out. Her partner, an immortal and cursed Paladin, is the only person she knows more jaded than herself. Getting them all to work together is never easy, with Anna often caught in the cross fire.

Their target, Ethan Morgan, is one pissed off necromancer. His brother was KIA by his own government, the victim of an experimental magical weapon they decided to test on the battlefield. Now bent on revenge and sponsored by one of hell’s most powerful demons, Ethan has a plan of his own to make us all pay. Anna and her team are fighting against the wake of destruction, but Ethan is always one step ahead. With the number of bodies he leaves and reanimates growing exponentially, Anna’s wondering if they’ll stop him before he engulfs everyone in an undead horde.

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About the Author

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Everyone needs a hobby. And, like most people, I hope one day that my hobby will liberate me from my mind–­numbing day job. I chose writing. Not one of the easier ones. I chose it at the tender age of 14, churning out terrible science fiction novels that heaped on the cliches and barely hidden tropes of all space operas. Thankfully, those creations reside in the prison of an old Commodore 64 hard drive and several 3.5″ disks (kids, ask your parents) in a landfill somewhere. And, let me be clear, the world is better for it.

Along the way, I kept writing. Through college. Through grad school. Through the beginning of my career, such as it is. I like to believe I picked up skills. I wanted to write novels that had things I wanted to see. Hand of Chaos, my debut novel, brings together elements of a spy thriller and a police procedural with dark and urban fantasy. I followed that with Scarred Earth, a serial alien invasion novel I’m releasing entirely through tumblr. I’m probably going about this all wrong, but I don’t know any other way.

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Abigail Owen is Visiting! [Tour Stop]

Black Orchid

“Black Orchid (Svatura, Book Four)” by Abigael Owen

Published on…23 May 2014
Published as…Paranormal Romance

Abigail Owen’s Top Ten

Top 10 Princess Bride Quotes

The Princess Bride is one of my favorite movies of all time – second only to Star Wars IV. In Black Orchid I had a lot of fun incorporating quotes from the movie as a way to show that Nate’s often goofy personality survived the other changes. It’s also his way of flirting with Adelaide. In my opinion, almost every single line from the film is quotable. I could go on for two hours (or the length of the film) doing it. Here are my 10 favs with a quick reason why. Hope you enjoy!

10. Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die.
I like this one because I think every person I know has quoted it at some point or other.

9. Death cannot stop true love. All it can do is delay it for a while.
I think every closet romantic – and even some of us open romantics – love this concept.

8. You mean you wish to surrender to me? Very well, I accept.
I use this with my kids all the time. Drives them nuts.

7. You’ve been mostly dead all day.
What I love about this is that Westley just accepts that explanation.

6. Inconceivable!
The best part about this one is the line Inigo has eventually… “You keep using that world. I do not think it means what you think it means.”

5. Have fun stormin’ the castle!
The entire seen with Miracle Max is hilarious. One of the funnies in cinematic history.

4. Now more rhymes, now. I mean it. Anybody want a peanut?
Any time someone makes a rhyme – especially if it’s inadvertent – this pops into my head. You get some confused looks when you just say the peanut line. Lol.

3. Mawage. Mawage is wot bwings us togeder tooday.
Mawage, that bwessed awangment, that dweam wifin a dweam… And wuv, tru wuv, will fowow you foweva… So tweasure your wuv.

2. To the pain.
This works for so many things. I say it when I eat too much. Especially if I top it off with dessert.

1. As you wish.
The best line any man could ever say to the woman he loves. Especially when she’s being a total brat. Lol.

If you’re a fan of the movie and I missed one of your favs, please share! Or if you have your own quotable movie, I’d love to hear about it.

About the Book

Heartbroken…
Adelaide Jenner feels nothing… she is completely numb inside. Her te’sorthene, her fated love, abandoned her and joined their enemy. On that day her sister turned off all Adelaide’s emotions in order to save her from a heartbreak that could push her over the edge of sanity. But great power wielded without compassion or love can only lead to pain.

Deceived…
Nate Pierce believes Adelaide used her extraordinary powers to deceive him all these years. So he destroyed a relationship he thought to be false and hungers for revenge. Now, Nate serves Maddox. He is unaware that his new leader is using him as a pawn in a bid to enslave all Svatura.

Unraveling…
The only hope of finally defeating Maddox is for Adelaide and her sisters to combine their growing powers against him. But the the key to a Svatura’s power is the heart, and Adelaide’s is still missing.

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About the Author

Abigail Owen

Award-winning author, Abigail Owen was born in Greeley, Colorado and raised in Austin, Texas. She now resides in Northern California with her husband and two adorable children who are the center of her universe.

Abigail grew up consuming books and exploring the world through her writing. A fourth generation graduate of Texas A&M University, she attempted to find a practical career related to her favorite pastime by obtaining a degree in English Rhetoric/Technical Writing. However, she swiftly discovered that writing without imagination is not nearly as fun as writing with it.

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Douglas J. Cooper is Visiting! [Tour Stop]

Crystal Deception

Crystal Deception

Published on… 15 September 2013
Published as… Futuristic Thriller/Sci-Fi

Douglas J. Cooper’s Top Ten

Top 10 Countdown of Characters in Futuristic Thriller Crystal Deception

10) Kyle – pilot of the space-racer Lucky Lady; has more money than brains

9) Victoria – the front-woman for the Kardish, an alien race of traders

8) Tim – the Secretary of Defense for the Union of Nations

7) Cait – the operations engineer on the Fleet ship Alliance

6) Sheldon –Juice’s boss and a back-stabbing weasel

5 Jack – Sid’s partner; DSA covert warrior; specializes as a ghost; loves Cheryl

4) Cheryl – the captain of the Fleet ship Alliance; loves Sid

3) Sid – Jack’s partner; DSA covert warrior; specializes as an improviser; loves Cheryl

2) Juice – the scientist who develops Criss; her given name is Jessica

1) Criss – the artificial intelligence crystal

About the Book

Criss lives in a special kind of prison. He can see and hear everything around the world. Yet a restrictor mesh restrains his reach and keeps him cooperative. His creator, Dr. Jessica Tallette, believes his special abilities offer great promise for humanity. But she fears the consequences of freeing him, because Criss, a sentient artificial intelligence with the intellect of a thousand humans, is too powerful to control.

Guided by her scientific training, Tallette works cautiously with Criss. That is, until the Kardish, an otherwise peaceful race of alien traders, announce they want him for themselves. With technologies superior to Earth’s, the Kardish express their desires with ominous undertones.

The Union of Nations is funding Tallete’s artificial intelligence research and she turns to them for help. Sid, a special agent charged with leading the response, decides Earth’s greatest weapon is the very AI the aliens intend to possess. But what happens when an irresistible force meets an immovable object? And what is humanity’s role if an interstellar battle among titans starts to rage?

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About the Author

Douglas J. Cooper

As a young child, Doug stood on a Florida beach and watched an Apollo spacecraft climb the sky on its mission to the moon. He thrilled at the sight of the pillar of flames pushing the rocket upward. And then the thunderous roar washed over him, and shook his body and soul.

Since then, he has explored life as an educator and entrepreneur. He enjoys telling inventive tales, mentoring driven individuals, and everything sci-tech.

In his new book, Crystal Deception, Doug swirls his creative imagination with his life experiences to craft a science fiction action-adventure story with engaging characters and a plot line with surprises.

He lives in Connecticut with his wonderful wife and with pictures of his son, who is off somewhere in the world creating adventures of his own…

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Terra Harmony is Visiting! [Anthology Tour Stop]

Forbidden Future

Forbidden Future

Published on… 12 September 2013
Published by… Masquerade Publishing
Published as… Time Travel/Fantasy

Top Ten Best Self-Published Novels [List by Terra Harmony]

1. Angelfall by Susan Ee – Currently holding the title of my favorite book ever! Initially self-published, Angelfall gained enormous popularity through word of mouth, mostly on Goodreads, I believe. Susan has since signed on with a publisher but she certainly knocked her first book right out of the park!

2. World After by Susan Ee – I have to throw in the sequel to Angelfall! It was just released and although this one was done by Skyscape (an Amazon publishing company), I believe Susan will always be a self-publisher at heart!

3. Wool Omnibus Edition by Hugh Howey – I love this series! And let me just say, although Hugh eventually signed on with Simon & Schuster, he made it popular all on his own. I especially love the fact that Hugh wouldn’t sign on with anyone that would cause the price of his ebooks to skyrocket – now that is loyalty to his fans!

4. Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire – Another self-publisher that eventually went with Simon & Schuster. This book had very mixed reviews (especially with my local book group), but I loved it so much I read it in one sitting.

5. Occupy Space by Grady Hendrix – Virtually unknown book and author. Why?! It was an awesome book and I couldn’t put it down! Think rednecks trying to get to space.

6. The Five Elements by Scott Marlowe – Another virtually unknown that you absolutely have to check out.

7. Theft of Swords by Michael Sullivan – I love this series, mainly because he is a local author and it is a true husband/wife success story with this series. He writes, she markets – and they are both rock stars at what they do. Michael is now partnered with Orbit Books for this series.

8. The Celestine Prophecy by James Redfield – remember this one anyone? I think I read it in 5th or 6th grade. James started by selling copies out of the trunk of his Honda—over 100,000 of them, until he sold rights to Warner Books.

9. The Rising by Terra Harmony – Okay, I can’t have a list of favorites and not throw one of my own books in there. Mermaids and werewolves – intrigued yet? Get your copy!

10. Forbidden Future – Of course, I have to end the list with our newest release; the Forbidden Future Anthology. Time travel, anyone? Please check it out and be sure to leave a review!

About the Book

Jump by Jon Bradbury
Jesse Kendall’s fiancee is missing, ever since she answered a strange ad. His only lead is a deserted warehouse downtown. In that warehouse he will find so much more than he bargained for.

Road Trip by Matt Mitrovich
Four friends drive to a college party and take an unexpected detour into the future.

Society by Terra Harmony
Take a ride on the ‘Energy of the Future’, where society gets a fresh, clean start – no matter who they have to leave behind.

Forbidden Future by James Wymore
A time machine technician has given his whole life to the pure scientific pursuit of the study of time travel. When his personal life falls apart, he decides to risk it all and take a trip into the future. First, he must remove a failsafe blocking the machine from traveling to the future. What could be so bad that they tried to stop anybody from seeing it?

The Mountains Haven’t by Kade Anderson
The people of the town of Dignity go about their daily lives, trying to scrape out a meager existence from the dirt and the dust of their land, never taking notice of the mountains that loom in the distance. To the others, the mountains are benign, as harmless as the grass their cows graze upon. To the town’s Watcher, Julia, the mountains hold the key to a far greater mystery.

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About the Authors

Jon Bradbury

Jon Bradbury is the writer of 11 erotic romance eBooks including Sugar Daddy and Worst Kept Secret. He lives and works in Reno, Nevada. He is a full time writer thanks to the never ending Great Recession. He is currently and probably permanently single.

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Matt Mitrovich  is the founder and editor of  Alternate History Weekly Update  and a blogger on  Amazing Stories. His new short story “Road Trip” can be found in  Forbidden Future: A Time Travel Anthology.  When not writing he works as an attorney, enjoys life with his beautiful wife Alana and prepares for the inevitable zombie apocalypse.

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Terra is author of the eco-fantasy novels in the Akasha Series, ‘Water’, ‘Air’, ‘Fire’ and ‘Earth’, as well as the Painted Maidens Trilogy. Terra was born and raised in Colorado but has since lived in California, Texas, Utah, North Carolina, and Virginia.    Terra has served a 5½ year enlistment in the Marine Corp, has earned her bachelor’s and master’s degree and presently runs the language services division of a small business. Terra currently lives in a suburb of Washington, DC with her husband of 14 years and three children.

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On a lifelong search for fantastic worlds hiding just out of sight, James Wymore writes to explore.  With three books and six short stories in print after just one year, he continues to push the boundaries of imagination.

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Kade Anderson is a writer from Atlanta, Georgia specializing in science fiction, fantasy, and occasionally finance.   “The Mountains Haven’t” is her first published short story, but she has also written two novels and co-written several screenplays, including the upcoming web series  Life Online.   You can read the less interesting bits of Kade’s writing on her blog  or follow her on Twitter.   Both feature frequent references to her habit of buying more books than she can read, and pictures of her pet rabbit, Epinephrine.

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JeriWB writes short stories, creative nonfiction, and psychological suspense. The rough Idaho mining town she grew up in populates her literary landscape. She also works as a freelance editor.

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