These are authors I’ve shared with my readership for promotional purposes, to help another author along the way. This does not mean I have read or reviewed their works. My reviews are located elsewhere on this website.
OCTOBER 22, 2018
Amir Lane – Panther Queen
Release Date: Monday, October 22, 2018
Format: Paperback, eBook
Story Type: Novel, 55000 apx. words
Cover Artist: Covers by Combs
Genres: Urban fantasy, supernatural fantasy
Keywords/Categories: trans, lesbian, jaguar, mythology
Series Title: Morrighan House Witches
Position (Number) in Series: 3
Book Blurb: When cattle rancher Lenna Alvarez rescues a black jaguar, she discovers there’s more to the animal that meets the eye. Bonding with a centuries-old Aztec Warrior wasn’t part of her plans. Then again, neither was simultaneously facing off against an American businessman and poachers encroaching on her family lands.
October 8, 2019
Natsuya Uesugi – grydscaen: beginnings
Genres: sci-fi, cyberpunk, tech-noir, dystopian, post-apocalyptic
Keywords/Categories: bisexual, transgender, gay, nonbinary, asexual
Publisher: PageTurner Press and Media
Release Date: Tuesday, September 25, 2018
Word Count: 80,675
Cover Artist: Natsuya Uesugi
Series Title: grydscaen
Position (Number) in Series: First
Necessary to Read Previous Books: No
Buy Link: Amazon
October 1, 2018
The Summer Between by Anne G’Fellers-Mason
Cover Design: Jeanne G’Fellers
Paperback: 280 pages
Publisher: Mountain Gap Books (October 1, 2018)
Genre: Young Adult
Blurb: When I was eighteen years old, I knew everything there was to know about anything ever in the history of the entire world. I thought I was a genuine, Stephen Hawking-level genius. My entire life stretched ahead of me, and everything I’d ever wanted was going to be handed to me on a silver platter carried by admiring angels who’d ask, in dulcet tones, “Brendon, how’d you get to be so cool?”
I also thought I was immortal.
Thank God for summer break, for those ten weeks between high school and college when life took me roughly by the collar, shook me hard, and said with a deep, guttural laugh, “Buckle up, kid, ’cause I’m drivin’, and you don’t know squat.”
AUGUST 30, 2018
STORYPENNY’S SUMMER FAIR ANTHOLOGY
Storypenny’s Summer Fair anthology, a fundraiser for RAINN (Rape, Abuse, & Incest National Network) is now available in ebook and print formats. This is a great cause, folks, so please give them a little love.
Note: I am promoting this anthology because of the cause involved, because of RAINN. If there is erotic content in this anthology (which there may or may not be based on the authors involved) please know that I do not promote such content on my site. I am promoting the charity involved. (Secondary Note: I have not read this anthology.)
Included Authors: Harley Easton, Annabeth Leong, Gregory L. Norris, R.L. Merrill, CM Peters, Marie Piper, Sienna Saint-Cyr, Arden de Winter
July 29, 2018
QUEER SCI FI (QSF) IMPACT ANTHOLOGY
Queer Sci Fi ‘s Impact anthology is now available in ebook and print formats. (Make certain you read to the end to find a great giveaway opportunity)
Paperback version available at Amazon
Book Blurb: IM * PACT (noun)
1) One object colliding with another
GRYDSCAEN: DARK BY NATSUYA UESUGI
Natsuya Uesugi’s newest release, grydscaen:dark, is now available from Page Turner in both print and ebook formats. (Make certain you read to the end to find a great giveaway opportunity)
Book Blurb: A clandestine meet occurs in the Echelons under cover of darkness where Top Secret intel on the stock market changes hands. The insider tip gets the gothic hacker Jester engaged in a high tech game. Parliament votes to lower harsh stock market regulations fueling the Corporation’s bottom line, a payoff from ministers who were propped up by illegal corporate campaign donations. Ordered by Jester, the teenage hacker Rom infiltrates the largest high volume brokerage house causing wild gyrations in trading. When Jester triggers an insidious stock market payload, all hell breaks loose threatening the pristine City. Will Zoon, the leader of the Triumvirate, get roped into the fray? Can Raven, the government hacker, put the cryptic clues together before the market crashes? Find out in grydscaen:dark. Whose side are you on?
Available at: Page Turner Press and Media
July 8, 2018
MY DREAM WOMAN – GUILD OF DREAM WARRIORS BOOK ONE BY C. H. CLEPITT
C. H. Clepitt’s newest release, My Dream Woman – Guild of Dream Warriors Book One is now available.
Andi is just holding it together. Working two jobs means she doesn’t need to rely on anyone but doesn’t have much of a life. In her dreams, however, she is a hero: battling monsters and saving innocents. When her dream woman turns out to be very real, Andi’s life begins to spiral out of control.
Step into an exciting urban fantasy that will have you on the edge of your seat. Think The Book of Abisan, only sexier!
Available at: Amazon
July 3, 2018
THE STOKER CONNECTION BY JACKSON MARSH
Jackon Marsh’s novel, The Stoker Connection, is now available in both ebook and print formats.
Blurb: What if you could prove that the greatest Gothic horror novel of all time was a true story?
Dexter and Morgan meet on their eighteenth birthday. The attraction is instant but confusing. As they deal with coming out, they are bound together by more than first love.
Both keep diaries, and each has the same goal – to prove that Stoker didn’t write ‘Dracula’. They are convinced that Harker, Van Helsing and the others existed and wrote the novel’s journals themselves. If Dex and Morgan can prove it, they will blow the lid off the vampire myth: Dracula existed.
As the two teenagers fall in love, so they fall into an adventure as thrilling as it is dangerous. They are being watched, and someone is willing to kill to stop them from making ‘The Stoker Connection.’
The Stoker Connection is an MM Romance treasure hunt thriller. It draws on the original text of ‘Dracula’, but it is not a story about vampires. It is a story of first love and the power of friendship. Sometimes funny, it is an intriguing and honest account compiled from Dex and Morgan’s original diaries.
July 2, 2018
COVER REVEAL – CALEDONIA DESTINY BY LEXI ANDER
Check out the cover for Lexi Ander’s upcoming MM Fantasy novel Caledonia Destiny, book one in the Blessed Bane series!
The novel will be released on July 11th in both ebook and formats.
Genres: Paranormal, Alternate World, Alternate History, Historical, Fantasy
Book Blurb: A twist of fate changed both their destinies.
The wyrbears, once a long-lived species, were being lost to the forest in their prime. A people borne of a curse, their abilities not a gift but something wrongly taken, they nonetheless live in harmony with their animal spirits. But over time the curse they lived under changed, mutated, and now what once was a refuge from the world when they became too weary is culling mathan in their prime.
Ewen mhic Friscalach, the leader of his peoples, lost his father too early and is now a widower with four children. The vow he made as a youth to break the curse afflicting wyrbears has been buried by grief and responsibility.
Roi mhic Alric, a priest of Cerridwen and seer, watched his fellow priests slaughtered and his temple desecrated. The only thing that kept him going the last three horror-filled years was the vision Cerridwen had granted him of his emancipation. If freedom came at the cost of his life, well, he was more than ready for the Otherworld.
A fated meeting upon a bloody field of battle. A wrong done long ago. Their choices could save a people… or send them into extinction. Either way, their love will be legend.
JUNE 11, 2018
J. SCOTT COATSWORTH: THE RIVER CITY CHRONICLES
J. Scott Coatsworth’s The River City Chronicles is now available from Other Worlds Ink in both ebook and print formats.
Blurb: A group of strangers meets at Ragazzi, an Italian restaurant, for a cooking lesson that will change them all. They quickly become intertwined in each other’s lives, and a bit of magic touches each of them.
Meet Dave, the consultant who lost his partner; Matteo and Diego, the couple who run the restaurant; recently-widowed Carmelina; Marcos, a web designer getting too old for hook-ups; Ben, a trans author writing the Great American Novel; teenager Marissa, kicked out for being bi; and Sam and Brad, a May-September couple who would never have gotten together without a little magic of their own.
Everyone in the River City has a secret, and sooner or later secrets always come out.
JUNE 1, 2018
CINDY SUTHERLAND: LOVE AGGRESSION
Cindy Sutherland’s Fantasy/ Paranormal/ Shifter Romance novel Love Aggression is now available from Purple Horn Press in both print and ebook formats.
Blurb: Tyler Calvano knew his ex-wife’s boyfriend was bad news from the way the little hairs on the back of his neck stood on end, from a smell of danger, from an animal instinct his ex had once appreciated. He wished she’d listened to him. Custody exchanges were hard enough on Jesse, now Ty had to wonder—did Jesse have enough wolf bursting inside him yet to have heard his mother’s pleas as she was gunned down? He couldn’t trust the police to protect them. He took Jesse and he fled across the continent, as far as he could go.
Ty and Jesse became Tanner and Jason—different names, different lives. The nightmares still woke Jesse. Ty kept looking over his shoulder. The only spot of light was a man at the daycare, Kelan, a shifter like Ty—a wolf in human guise, ready to change, ready to protect. The daycare was safe. But another shifter was something Ty hadn’t counted on. With it came the complications of pack rivalries, of shifter brothers who tormented Kelan, of the unreasoned animal want that grew every time Ty caught scent of him.
And every day, the killers kept looking for them, the only people who might identify them. Ty couldn’t take risks. Ty couldn’t open his heart. Ty had to keep Jesse safe. Nothing else mattered.
MAY 22, 2018
J. S. FIELD: ARDULUM SERIES
J. S. Fields’ Ardulum Series (FF Hard Science Fiction/ Space Opera with romantic subplots) is now available from Ninestar Press in both ebook and audiobook formats. There are three books in the set: First Don, Second Don, and Third Don. The Ardulum series blends space opera and hard science into a story about two women persistently bound to their past, and a sentient planet determined to shape their future.
Cover art: Natasha Snow First Don (book one)
Blurb: The planet that vanishes. The planet that sleeps.
When Ardulum first appeared, the inhabitants brought agriculture, art and interstellar technology to the Neek people before vanishing back into space. Two hundred years later, Neek has joined the Charted Systems, a group of planets bound together through commerce and wormhole routes, where violence is nonexistent and technology has been built around the malleability of cellulose.
When the tramp transport Mercy’s Pledge accidentally stumbles into an armed confrontation between the Charted System sheriffs and an unknown species, the crew learns the high cost of peace—the enslavement and genetic manipulation of the Ardulan people. Now a young Neek, outcast from her world for refusal to worship ancient Ardulans as gods, must reconcile her planet’s religion with the slave child whom she has chosen to protect—a child whose ability to manipulate cellulose is reminiscent of the ancient myths of Ardulum. But protecting the child comes at a cost—the cultural destruction of her world and the deaths of billions of Charted System inhabitants.
Audiobook coming soon!
C. H. CLEPITT: CURTAIN CALL
Fellow author C.H. Clepitt has a new novella titled Curtain Call, and it looks to be ever-so good. Here’s what C.H. Clepitt has to say about her new work.
“This started as a short story, prompted by an anthology call by friend and colleague A.M. Leibowitz. I was at the maximum word limit, and felt the characters still had more to say, so, when it turned out my submission was 4 times longer than all of the other submissions, I withdrew it, expanded it and this novella was born. I am really proud of what I have achieved here, and think it might be some of my best writing to date. I really hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it.”
Sounds, good, doesn’t it? Well, here’s the official blurb to further your interest.
When an assistant to the director role turns into P.A. to her favourite film star, Jen can’t believe her luck. Eleanor Francis is charming, kind and funny, but she has a secret, and when tragedy strikes, things threaten to unravel at an uncontrollable pace. Despite being out of her depth Jen has to adapt to her new role quickly, to protect Eleanor, with whom she is rapidly falling in love.
This is a sweet, understated story that will have you laughing and crying in equal measure. If you’ve enjoyed C H Clepitt’s other books then this is not to be missed.
Now, if that doesn’t have you scrambling to order, then here’s what others have to say about Curtain Call.
“The story is very well written and flows nicely… I would love to read more about the two main characters in future books.” – Simon Leonard – Black Books Blog
“Love blossoms in an unexpected place in this emotional short story. A change of direction for Clepitt but delicately written and heartfelt.” – Claire Buss – Author of The Rose Thief and other novels
“The story’s optimism that makes it such a joy to read and leaves one feeling there must be hope after all.” – A.M. Leibowitz – Author of Keeping the Faith and other novels.
Oh, and happy reading!