Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Keith Edward English ~ 2nd guest post and his novel Game of Gods (The Ruination Gods Series)

 TITLE: Game of Gods (The Ruination Gods Series)
RELEASE DATE: June 5, 2017
AUTHOR: Keith Edward English
ISBN: 978-1546361718
IMPRINT: Chimera
CATEGORIES: Fantasy/Action & Adventure

KEYWORDS: fantasy saga, epic fantasy, sword & sorcery, ruination gods, magic, demons, invasion

The universe trembles as the gods that preside over it begin bending it to their will, destroying those unfortunate souls caught in their wake.

Phalax has become a puppet of a god and is forced to obey his demented will, laying waste to the very people he once protected. As Baronfall struggles to recover from the demonic invasion, another threat appears from the mountains, Phalax acting as its spearhead. Stuck inside his steel prison, Phalax watches, helpless and withering, as he demolishes everything in his path. The gods think themselves untouchable, but they are not the only ones who hunt. If the cosmos is going to burn, so too will the gods that pull its strings.

Guest Post:
Two of the characters from the first thing I wrote became the protagonist and the antagonist for my book, Thoughts of Steel. I finished the book as a freshman in college and sent it out to publishers in all its horrible glory. I felt goddamn good for completing the book, but overlooked the whole part where it was supposed to be good.

Rejection after rejection led me to think that maybe something was wrong. I gave up on the book and moved on to other things. In the meantime, I discovered a project called Dargonzine.org. I joined and have published a handful of stories with them thus far. One day, something possessed me to go back to Thoughts of Steel. I found that I liked the story, despite it being poorly written and without much character depth. I must have had a soft spot for it. I sent it to my mentor for Dargonzine.org and he tore it to pieces like he does with everything I write. And it did both the book and me a whole hell of a lot of good.

I spent weeks revising the book, filling my cardboard characters with flesh and bone, restructuring the plot so that it actually worked. Eventually, I had something that I not only liked, but respected as a cohesive work.

I do know that I came up with Phalax and Zeraskyr first, then just needed some kind of conflict, so I found one. It all started with those two, then it morphed into Thoughts of Steel.

I did have a real defining moment for the story though. I was working at Panera, a freshman in college. Dishes, hundreds of them, came back to my sinks dirty then went up to the servers clean… okay, just somewhat clean. I had gotten stuck in a way. I still had more to write, but I didn’t know where I was going. Suddenly, as I was rinsing a bowl, it hit me. I understood why I was writing the book in the direction it was going and what was supposed to happen next. The series was born after that, paving the way for two more books following Thoughts of Steel.

I write in revelations, having that “ah-ha” moment well before I really need it, allowing me to never really get stuck. I think I’m gifted that way, and am sure that gift has paid off in Thoughts of Steel.

Keith lives in Stockton, CA, teaching Krav Maga at American Martial Arts Academy. He enjoys a nice cigar on rare occasions but cannot exist long without good beer. He absolutely loves metal and rock, In Flames and Lamb of God his musical bread and butter. Besides teaching Krav and headbanging to metal, Keith also enjoys the outdoors, its furry and feathery inhabitants, drawing, and spending time with his loved ones.

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Monday, January 22, 2018

JD Glass ~ presents ~ X

RELEASE DATE: September 2017
CATEGORIES: LGBTQ/Thriller/Cyber-Punk
ISBN: 978-1976436000
IMPRINT: Black Hawk

KEYWORDS: thriller, techno, cyber, GenX, LGBTQ, Gay, Transgender, racy, psychic, conspiracy, pulp, suspense, sex, naughty

In the fast-paced cyberpunk world of political intrigue and betrayal, sex and surfing, two people must decide to live by the code, even if it requires the ultimate sacrifice. Can Charli and Anna solve for X in time?

In the fast-paced cyberpunk world of political intrigue and betrayal, sex and surfing, two people must decide to live by the code, even if it requires the ultimate sacrifice.

Charli Riven works and plays hard. She’s known as CharliX to the Consortium, a community of coders, hackers, and crackers. When she's leading the code-jockeys, Charli turns her relentless focus to surfing—and to Anna Pendleton, her brilliant colleague: the only person Charli's ever trusted, in or out of bed.

But unknown to Charli is that Anna is a CIA plant, hot on the trail of rogue agent, John Romello. And neither of them knows that Charli is the object of Romello's quest: he believes she and other Gen-Xers hold the genetic key to his new world order. When the system is breached and the waves begin to collapse around them, will Charli and Anna solve for X in time?

JD Glass is the author of American Library Association (Stonewall) and Lambda Literary Award (Literature) finalist Punk Like Me, Punk And Zen, Lambda Literary and Ben Franklin Award finalist Red Light, GCLS finalist American Goth, and X; selection editor of GCLS Award winning anthology Outsiders, and listed on the Advocate's Top 100 (2011) for CORE, Vol.1 Iss.1. JD's latest releases are Nocturnes (an erotic collection), Glass Lions, Punk & Zen Pt.1: The ReMix (Extended DJ Cut), Interludes, First Blood, and the forthcoming Punk & Zen Pt. 2: The ReMaster (Deep DJ Cut). Called by some the voice of a generation and the erotic philosopher by others, JD works in often familiar-seeming worlds, with people we know, people like ourselves, people we’d like to meet, and provides powerful stories that allow the reader to rejoice and wonder, stumble and fall, then rejoice victoriously again at the amazing experience of being human.

EMAIL: jdglassbooks@gmail.com


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Friday, January 19, 2018

Cory Piette ~ presents ~ The Demeter Initiave

TITLE: The Demeter Initiative
RELEASE DATE: July 15, 2017
AUTHOR: Cory Piette
CATEGORIES: Thriller/Detective/Suspense
ISBN: 978-1548804633
IMPRINT: Black Hawk

KEYWORDS: detective, crime, organized crime, conspiracy, mystery, unsolved cases, cold case

Always the odd man out, Christian Michaels longs for the day to get a case he can really sink his teeth into. A burglary at John Hopkins Hospital is just the beginning to a mystery he never saw coming.

Christian Michaels is a talented yet jaded Baltimore city detective. His indifference towards his job, disdain for his colleagues, and general unreliability over the prior year have both alienated him from fellow officers at the precinct and garnered the wrath of his abrasive and hard-headed captain. Unaware of the circumstances surrounding Christian's odd behavior, the captain has generally dismissed Christian as a liability, assigning him to low-level cases and preventing the detective from contributing to meaningful investigations.

One morning, Sergeant James Davis, Christian’s last remaining ally, is ordered to escort Christian to Johns Hopkins Hospital, where the two officers are assigned to investigate what their captain believes to be an otherwise benign and dead-end burglary on a research laboratory floor. Christian discovers quickly that the break-in is anything but a minor routine annoyance, and he finds himself involved in a murder, kidnapping, and potential global conspiracy of the highest order - one that threatens the lives of everyone around him.

Going against his captain’s orders to drop the case, and with only James and a Johns Hopkins research scientist as his support, Christian sets out to discover the truth, requiring him to put aside his apathetic nature and cold personality, and to revisit a previously unsolved case from a year earlier.

Cory J. Piette graduated from Johns Hopkins University with a BS in Biomedical Engineering, and is currently enrolled in the MBA program at Penn State University. Cory has spent the majority of his post-college career working in the financial industry, primarily in fixed income and derivative securities. Originally from the Baltimore area, Cory combined his experiences in biotechnology, finance, and the city of Baltimore to generate the idea for his first novel, The Demeter Initiative, which is the first book in the Demeter Trilogy.

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