Friday, December 29, 2017

Max Kahl ~ guest post and his novel The King of Eiselorn: Elwendur (Book One)

TITLE: “The King of Eiselorn: Elwendur (Book One)
RELEASE DATE: June 10, 2017
AUTHOR: Max Kahl
CATEGORIES: High Fantasy/Epic Fantasy
ISBN: 978-1544887098 1544887094
IMPRINT: Chimera


KEYWORDS: George R.R. Martin, J.R.R. Tolkien, Kingdom, Epic Fantasy, High Fantasy, Adventure, Battle War

A story of war, death, love, heroism, loyalty and lost values, in a world of constant struggle, unexpected treasons and a renewed hope despite uncertainty.

After the invasion of the Kingdom of the Mountain, an era of darkness hovered for years over the Continent of Imnavel. Only a few, decimated after decades of war, resisted the attacks.

But the Hordes of the East finally conquered the Elevated Mountain of Iver Osterith, last bastion of defence of the inhabitants of Imnavel. This last act forced the survivors to regroup in order to repel the invasions or perish forever.

New armies rose. New weapons were wielded. New steels were forged. Forests and lakes died. Even the Ancient heard once again the rumour of war - that old rumour which hadn’t been heard since the First Eras.

From then on, the Hermehrs waited for their revenge, one which would return to them their past and history, their ancient lands and their old songs of honourable kings and noble lords. Only one warrior could do that. And his name is reflected in old prophecies.

The Golden Eras and the Wise Eras had come to an end to give way to the Era of the Elwendur - the Migration of the Peoples.

The writing process of this book was an adventure. After reading Tolkien’s Book and old epic literature I decided to write my own story. Every night, during two years, I traveled to another world, one of fantasy and magic. While I was writing, more ideas came to my mind to immortalize them: heroes, beasts, music, poetry, peoples and so on. All mixed with spectacular battles, magnificent wars, but also stories of love and friendship, ideals and loyalty, treasons and evil deeds, even a little bit of science fiction and psychological components. I wanted to remember old visions of a legendary past in my imagination. The main character, Alanvel, is the typical warrior and remind us of Aragorn from the Lord of the Rings, Sigfried of the Nibelungenlied and Alaric the Goth. Diverse facts occurred for him to make important decisions and change his entire life. And even more, his name appeared in ancient prophecies of old books. When the enemies from the past reborn again, he felt suddenly that he had to raise his sword again. But he was not alone. From there on, time passed by and the war began until his name was remembered in the future generations.

I can add that this book is destined to young and adult readers, lovers of J.R.R. Tolkien or George R.R. Martin, who like complex mixed stories, large variety of characters with variable personality, supported by additional elements such as epic poems, songs, invented languages and symbology, calendars of the diverse facts, genealogies of the peoples, geographical maps, cosmogonies and a huge amount of battles and action. In addition, these two books contain some science fiction components (overlapped realities, notions of space, time, matter and energy, etc.) and psychological contents too (fears, dreams, wishes, promises, premonitions, visions beyond reality, time and life, etc.). This work has a great basis of classical, but it also encloses different concepts of psychology, physics, astronomy, metaphysic, and of course, a great quantity of honor, values and ideals so forgotten in all those times (and in these days too). And in my vision, the most original lines can be discovered in the end of the Second Book, where everything was not as it seemed, specially some characters and their treasons beyond comprehension that will shock the reader and make him want to read the final of the finals, in order to see how everything ends. 

Max Kahl was born on April 12th, 1976, in the city of Rosario, Argentine Republic. He is married and has two children. He is a German, English and Music teacher. At an early age, he developed a keen interest in the literature of novels, especially in historical novels. In his adolescence, his interest focused on the history of ancient European peoples and on renowned authors. Tacitus, Strabo, Sturluson, Borges, Goethe and all the historical and literary Germanic collection, such as the Nibelungenlied, the Runes or the Norse Eddas have been and continue being his genuine passion.

The King of Eiselorn, in its two parts - Elwendur and Iddinthad -, is his first epic fantasy novel. He intends to put to the test heroism, mysticism, lost values, the returning to the sources of Nature, family, loyalty and love, in a world where struggle is constant, pain is quotidian, treason is unexpected and hope is renewed despite uncertainty.


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Thursday, December 28, 2017

Lucy Felthouse ~ presents ~ Mia's Men

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Mia’s Men
 Book 1 in a Brand-new Reverse Harem Series
by Lucy Felthouse
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The Heiress’s Harem: Book One

Mia Harrington’s father just lost his brave battle with cancer. Naturally, she’s devastated. With her mother long-since dead, and no siblings, Mia has a great deal of responsibility to shoulder. She’s also the sole beneficiary of her father’s estate. Or so she thinks.

Unbeknownst to Mia, her father made a change to his will. She can still inherit, but only if she marries a suitable man within twelve months. If she doesn’t, her vile cousin will get everything. Determined not to lose her beloved childhood home, she resolves to find someone that fits the bill. What she isn’t expecting, however, is for that someone to be into sharing women with his best friend. In the meantime, Mia’s friendship with the estate gardener has blossomed into so much more.

She can’t possibly plan to marry one man, while also being involved with two others …or can she?

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Lucy Felthouse is the award-winning author of erotic romance novels Stately Pleasures (named in the top 5 of’s 100 Modern Erotic Classics That You’ve Never Heard Of, and an Amazon bestseller), Eyes Wide Open (winner of the Love Romances Café’s Best Ménage Book 2015 award, and an Amazon bestseller), The Persecution of the Wolves, Hiding in Plain Sight and Mia’s Men (The Heiress’s Harem Book 1). Including novels, short stories and novellas, she has over 160 publications to her name. She owns Erotica For All, and is one eighth of The Brit Babes. Find out more about her writing at, or on Twitter or Facebook. Sign up for automatic updates on Amazon or BookBub. Subscribe to her newsletter and get a free eBook:

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Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Warren Chazan ~ an interview and his novel ~ the Waterhole

Warren Chazan

TITLE: The Waterhole
RELEASE DATE: April 10, 2017
AUTHOR: Warren Chazan
CATEGORIES: Science Fiction/Fantasy
ISBN: 978-1543044768
IMPRINT: Devil’s Tower

My name is Warren Chazan. I was born and raised in South Africa, emigrating to Sydney, Australia in 2005, where I obtained my qualification as an anesthetist. I am very fortunate to live in a beautiful beachside town called Terrigal. I took to writing late in life, when I decided about eight years ago that although medicine was a good career choice, it was not where my ultimate passion lay. It was then that I began to write, submerging myself in creative writing courses, workshops, seminars and fairs. The “Waterhole” is my debut novel that blends together three of my pet interests; astronomy, the possibility that we are not alone in the universe, and humanity’s quest for knowledge (which could ultimately be used for both good and evil).

I hope that with this novel, readers will enjoy what I’ve written, just as much as I have enjoyed writing it. Being an amateur astronomer myself, and the proud owner of a 9.25 inch Cassegrain telescope, I have tried as much as possible to remain true to real Science, while still trying to capture the attention of the average reader, who is simply seeking a fast paced story that they can immerse themselves in and escape the reality of life for a while.

I am now working on my second novel, "Lucifer's Pill,"(a medical thriller) which is in the final stages of editing. I hope to publish this in the near future.


Q: Are you a morning person, or a midnight candle burner?
A: Definitely not a morning person. Don’t talk to me before 9am and a good strong coffee. I’ve been known to bark louder than a dog!

Q: Bedtime, relaxing so you can sleep sounds. Is your preference, white noise, TV, soft music, ocean waves, forest or meadow sounds, babbling brook, or something else?
 A: I like to sleep with the TV on. It drives my partner crazy! I guess the soft background voices allow me to relax.

Q: What kind of music do you listen to? Do you have an all time favorite song?
A: I’m stuck in the 80’s. I enjoy soft rock, and easy listening music. I’m a huge Elton John and Billy Joel fan, and enjoy anything from Madonna to Manilow.

Q: If your life were a movie, would it be considered an action film, comedy, drama, romance, fantasy or a combination?
A: I would say a drama for sure. I seem to manage to create a lot of that in my life. Every now and again though, I complement that with a touch of comedy and romance.

Q: How do you feel about exercise?
A: I hate it and force myself to do it, because I know it's good for me. Used to go to the gym, now I'm planning to get a dog, which will force me to take long walks! To be honest, I’m a lazy couch potato.


Q: Where do you get your ideas?
A: I’d love to say that they just miraculously come to me, but the truth is I’ve stolen a couple from my brother! (he’s okay with that because he has no intention of writing himself) Others come to me after life changing events, ie 911, a death in a family, or something bizarre that I may read about.

Q: Which element of book writing is the most difficult for you?
A: Definitely the voice of a character, and dialogue. It’s what makes the character truly believable as a person, rather than a cardboard cutout.

Q: What is your favorite part of writing?
A: Revising, and redrafting, when you finally see it all come together as a finished story.

Q: Who's your favorite author?
A: Stephen King. I love the way he creates such a plausible yet completely screwed up metaphysical scene. He truly is a creative genius.

Q: Do you always know how a story will end when you begin writing it?
A: No, definitely  not. I have a good idea of how I want the plot lines to intertwine, but sometimes an even better idea will come to me while I’m writing a scene.


Q: What are you working on now? Would you like to share anything about it?
A: Lucifer’s pill (name may  still change) It’s a medical thriller about a man in search of his biological origins set against the ruthless world of the pharmaceutical industry. I’ve been told that it has a Dan Brown flavor to it.

Q: Do you have a new book coming out soon? Tell us about it.
A: Lucifer’s pill will hopefully be released by year's end, or 2018.

Q: How can we find you? Do you have a web page, FaceBook page or any buy links?
A:  Yes, I do. Here are the links.

KEYWORDS: Alien, Physics, Parallel universe, Cataclysmic, Apocalyptic, frequency, decryption, thriller

Will our technology and quest for knowledge ultimately result in our destruction?

The year is 2051 and NASA, the US military and Australia have launched EMB, an incredible machine that can compress the fabric of space-time, providing us with previously unimaginable detail of the Big Bang and Janine Fuller, a pushy, headstrong anchor for CNNA has just been given the momentous story to break.

Following the launch, an alien internet signal is located coming through the wormhole in an electromagnetic region known as the “Waterhole”. Baffling NASA scientists, the source of the signal does not even appear to emanate from within the known boundaries of our universe.

Concurrent to this, animal migration patterns change, satellites malfunction and a reversal of the magnetic poles takes place. EMB is blamed, but despite official denial from General Smith, a brutal psychopath, with a frightening agenda of his own, Janine is unconvinced. In a world, where escalating mechanical failures, huge tidal surges and mass extinctions are becoming commonplace, Janine, using all resources known to her, goes into espionage mode in search of the truth.

What she discovers is a new reality more terrifying than she could possibly ever have imagined.

 September 17 13:15 Eastern Daylight Time, New York City

255 Wall Street

Lionel Walker brushed the dust off his Ralph Lauren pinstriped suit, straightened his necktie and waited for the elevator to arrive at the twenty-seventh floor of the Trump Building. He glanced at his gold-plated Rolex watch. He was late for his meeting with Edward Bryant, the CEO of the company, and Ed was not one to be kept waiting. He looked at the floor numbers above the four elevators. Two of them were now on the ground floor and stationary, one was on the fifteenth floor and going down, and only one was on the way down from the thirty-fifth floor toward them.

“Damn it!” he exclaimed, looking again at his watch, certain now that he would be even later than he had anticipated.

One would have thought that an office block as busy and important as the Trump Building would have by now had the elevators upgraded to the standard “dynamo express” technology, a much more efficient, safer and reliable system. Lionel knew he wouldn’t be standing here waiting if the upgrade had taken place. The building was like a museum, and required serious refurbishment.

He watched the numbers above the elevator decrease slowly until finally the bell chimed and the door opened. Two smartly dressed women were already inside and the younger, more attractive woman smiled at him. “Going down?” she asked politely. She was wearing a bright-red dress and had a large green broach pinned onto the shoulder. It looked ridiculous.

“Yes thanks.”

The door closed.

“Going down,” said the smooth female voice of the elevator.

Lionel looked around and found a mirror opposite him. He couldn’t help but admire himself surreptitiously out of the corner of his eye, making sure the two women would not notice. He prided himself on his impeccable appearance, and he wanted to be certain there were no creases or stains on his suit jacket. His hair was always neatly combed and his teeth had recently been whitened.

The elevator began to move, but something was not quite right, and Lionel was jolted back into reality. “Hey, didn’t you say this elevator was going down?” he asked the two women.

The older woman frowned, lowered her bifocal glasses and studied the electronic panel. The elevator was in fact going up. Not only that, but it appeared to be accelerating rather quickly.

The three of them nervously watched the numbers increase, as the car accelerated upward. Annoyance had slowly given way to anxiety and by the fortieth floor a sense of panic had set in. There were only sixty floors, and as they sped past the fiftieth, the elevator began to violently shake and Lionel was overcome by a sense of impending doom. All three looked at each other with dread, yet no one spoke. The older woman was now frantically pressing buttons at random, desperately trying to stop the elevator, but to no avail. They all knew what was about to eventuate. As they whizzed past the fifty-fifth floor, the younger woman let out a deathly scream, her eyes as large as golf balls, flicking around the narrow confines of her destined-to-be coffin. Lionel briefly thought about his eight-year-old daughter, who would soon become an orphan. A tear came to his eye just as the car impacted into the ceiling of the sixtieth floor at forty-nine miles per hour, crushing the elevator and all of its contents with such force that it practically disintegrated on impact.



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