The Superhero Chronicles: Birth of Moonlight

Tell Your Kids a Cool Bedtime Story!

Deep down every kid loves bedtime stories, but sometimes at the end of the day you just don't have the energy. That's where the Tell Me A Story series of books can help. Each nightly episode takes 5-10 minutes to read out loud and ends in a gripping cliffhanger. Imagine your child hanging on your every word and captivating them every night with an easy to tell bedtime story.

For less time than it takes to watch the start of a sit-com, you can spend quality time with your kids and make memories they will never forget.

About The Superhero Chronicles: Birth of Moonlight

Billy was just your average kid with a big heart, until one day something extraordinary happened to him. After a freak accident, suddenly Billy has the powerful ability to read and change emotions. Before he has time to fully understand his powers, a dark force threatens to destroy his city and only Billy can combat its evil. Will he prevail in time?

Look for Other Titles in the Tell Me A Story Series:

Sean Ryanis & The Impossible Chase
The Tales of Big and Little - Doom of the Three Stones
The Superhero Chronicles - Birth of Moonlight
The Lost Princess in Winter's Grip

OR Buy All Four First Stories for One Low Price!

Look for Other Titles By Josh Kilen:

Walking the Narrow Road: Weekly Inspiration for Christians in Business


Morgan Abbey's life is about to change.

Just weeks before her senior year is set to begin, a mysterious stranger approaches Morgan with information that has far-reaching ramifications. First, the psychic ability she believes she has just been pretending to have since middle school might actually be real.

Second, her mother, who disappeared abruptly and completely almost a decade ago, might still be alive.

Morgan finds herself in the drawn into a centuries-old struggle involving a group of people who quietly coexist alongside the common people of the world. This shadowy group believes it is time for them to reclaim their former positions of power—and they believe Morgan is the key.

But when the time comes, will Morgan be able to do what it takes to reunite with her mother and fulfill her destiny?


Rick Rivoire is flush with money, women, and prospects. He protects his country as one of the Rainguns, an elite regiment of spellcasting cavalry.

But national policy drifts ominously into slavery and religious persecution, sparking rebellion. Joining the rebels could land Rick on a prison ship, in slave-irons --- or atop the same gallows where he watched his father hang.

The alternative looks no brighter. The status quo imperils Rick's hard-won self-respect. Supporting tyranny would doom his dream to emulate the valiant swordswoman who braved a den of monsters to rescue the lonely, terrified nine-year-old boy he once was.

Rick can't stay above the fray forever. He must either defend a government whose actions disgust him --- or risk everything he has.

This story unfolds in a world of bloodthirsty pirates, brave musketeers, and vile monsters. Its target audience is anyone who has ever wrestled with questions of whether, and how, to risk opposing the actions of their country.

This book contains graphic violence and some explicit sex. It is intended for adults only.
The author, John Blackport, has pledged half of Raingun's e-book royalties to the Scleroderma Research Foundation --- a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization whose mission it is to fund and facilitate teh most promising medical research aimed at improved therapies and, ultimately, a cure for scleroderma.
Thank You
Joe Unfried (my pen name is John Blackport)

Wolf's-head, Rogues of Bindar Book I

Welcome to Bindar: a world of scoundrels, opportunists and glib talkers.

A conniving fisherman/adventurer discovers a new meaning for the words mischief and scandal when he falls on the wrong side of a macabre magician, propelling him and his jokester poet friend into outlandish adventures. All illusions of a just and fair world are shattered!

First it is prison, then it is the precarious life of outlaws. To meet a dazzling shapeshifter, shrunken and imprisoned in the magician's bottle of brine, and then liberate her is not enough. Harried across the land, accompanied by a rebellious sea captain, they encounter the formidable Dakkaw, an ogreish creature of questionable repute. Can they win free of Bisiguth, and the Dakkaw's sinister agenda?

Journey to new reaches of faraway Bindar with these unlikely heroes. They must trust their instincts, survive by wits and bravado against lords, lawgivers, enchanting damsels and fey creatures . . .

Book I of the epic 3-book saga.

Harbingers of Mortality

It was supposed to be a simple mission.

When an assassination attempt goes awry, Jeshu is forced into the service of the empire he was sworn to destroy. His target: a woman searching for ancient knowledge that would save her people, but throw the world's balance of power into chaos. He must travel to the land of the sorcerers, where unlimited magic reigns and a bloodthirsty goddess lurks in the shadows, waiting for a chance to strike.

Pale Queen's Courtyard

Kamvar, a soldier, has lost his way. Leonine, a thief and sorcerer, has forgotten that he had one to lose.

When the daughter of a High Priest finds herself exiled and hunted across the entirety of conquered Ekka, both men will remember who they are, and the country's invaders will learn that memories, unlike temples, are not so easily torn down.

Pale Queen's Courtyard is the first novel by Canadian author Marcin Wrona, and a finalist in SciFiNow's 2009 War of the Words.

Golden Feathers Falling

Alit is a girl like any other.

By night, she wards off clumsy advances from boring scribes and functionaries, and dreams of other lives she could have led.

By day, she carries letters across dangerous Numush to add coins to her dowry, and awaits with some trepidation the day when her brother is finally old enough to sign her over to another man.

Her world shatters when her tablet house is attacked, for the second time, by men with knives. They want to know more about her father, who disappeared six years ago.

So does she.

Alit hires a band of mercenaries to chase after the only lead she has, and is drawn into an Ekka she has only glimpsed: a land built on vengeance, crime for coin, and simmering revolution.

Haunted on Bourbon Street, A Paranormal Romance (Jade Calhoun Series Book 1)

Jade loves her new apartment--until a ghost joins her in the shower.

When empath Jade Calhoun moves into an apartment above a strip bar on Bourbon Street, she expects life to get interesting. What she doesn't count on is making friends with an exotic dancer, attracting a powerful spirit, and developing feelings for Kane, her sexy landlord.

Being an empath has never been easy on Jade's relationships. It's no wonder she keeps her gift a secret. But when the ghost moves from spooking Jade to terrorizing Pyper, the dancer, it's up to Jade to use her unique ability to save her. Except she'll need Kane's help--and he's betrayed her with a secret of his own--to do it. Can she find a way to trust him and herself before Pyper is lost?

The Kult

People are predictable. That's what makes them easy to kill.

Out of misguided loyalty, police officer Prosper Snow is goaded into helping his friends perform a copycat killing, but when the real killer comes after him, it's not only his life on the line, but his family's too. Now if he goes to his colleagues for help, he risks being arrested for murder. If he doesn't, he risks being killed.

The Wind and The Sea

From Publishers Weekly
 In this action-packed historical romance, the only time people rest is when they're downed with fever or knocked unconscious. Nineteen-year-old Courtney Farrow, daughter of Duncan Farrow, the most feared pirate on North Africa's Barbary Coast, can fight, swear and think as well as, if not better than, most men. But the time is 1804 and the U.S. Navy is attacking and destroying pirate strongholds. In battle, Courtney, disguised as a boy, is captured and forced to become cabin boy to Lt. Adrian Ballantine, proud, handsome, and the only man who can tame her spirit. He has other things on his mind, though, namely discovering who is selling secrets to the pirates; she, meanwhile, suspects a traitor in the pirate ranks also. Packed with well-drawn characters, fiery sea battles...this book is a good read. 

Copyright 1986 Reed Business Information, Inc.


Girl Over the Edge

It started with a bad decision and ended with an obsession.

Seventeen-year-old best friends Beckett Smith and Chloe Baker can't shake their reputations after taking risqué photos at a college party. The pictures are distributed to the North Lake High School student body sending the best friends to the bottom rung of the social ladder right before senior year. When Beckett and Chloe return to school, they find themselves ill prepared for the harassment and bullying that follows.

Beckett has an easier time being reaccepted than Chloe. And she'll do anything to be part of her old clique and to get a second chance at a relationship with her ex-boyfriend, star running back Kale Fenton. But Beckett's attempts at a normal senior year are at odds with Chloe's increasingly anti-social behavior. As Chloe's life spirals out of control she becomes obsessed with the Aurora Bridge in Seattle, also known as Suicide Bridge, a place known for the jumpers. And after everyone's abandoned Chloe, Beckett is the only person who can prevent Chloe from making the jump.

GIRL OVER THE EDGE is a novel about best friends, damaged relationships, and the help that sometimes comes from unexpected places. 

Echo Falls

Running from a nightmare stalking her every move, Phoebe Martin arrives in Echo Falls hoping she has finally found a safe place to stop. But trouble has a way of catching up and soon the signs are there.

After a vicious attack in an alley, policeman Aidan O'Bryan is left with Phoebe as his only path to understanding why the Echo Falls werewolf pack - his pack - is being attacked. When another pack member is killed, Phoebe is forced to confront her past before she loses Aidan and everything she has come to love.

Love and duty become one as Aidan strives to prevent Phoebe from becoming the next victim. But with Phoebe just as determined to protect Aidan and her new home, secrets from her past threaten to tear them apart.

Will love give Phoebe the strength to trust Aidan and face her fears, or will her past destroy her future? 

DEATH MATCH: A Spar Battersea Wrestling Thriller


A friend's death at a pro wrestling show sends gutter journalist and punk rock hasbeen Spar Battersea back to the underground of the city to find the killer. Along the way he rams into a washed up grappler deadlier than a snake bite, a dominatrix who dresses like June Cleaver, and the freak of nature who may be the killer, the mime known as Johnny Silent. To get to the truth, Spar will have to contend with each and then survive his very own . . . Death Match! 

Jason S. Ridler, Ph.D.
Visiting Scholar
Office for the History of Science and Technology
University of California, Berkeley

Learn Me Good

Jack Woodson was a thermal design engineer for four years until he was laid off from his job. Now, as a teacher, he faces new challenges. Conference calls have been replaced with parent conferences. Product testing has given way to standardized testing. Instead of business cards, Jack now passes out report cards. The only thing that hasn't changed noticeably is the maturity level of the people surrounding him all day. Learn Me Good is a hilarious first-person account, inspired by real life experiences. Through a series of emails to Fred Bommerson, his buddy who still works at Heat Pumps Unlimited, Jack chronicles a year-in-the-life of a brand new teacher. With subject lines such as "Irritable Vowel Syndrome," "In math class, no one can hear you scream," and "I love the smell of Lysol in the morning," Jack writes each email with a dash of sarcasm and plenty of irreverent wit.

Learn Me Gooder

In this sequel to Learn Me Good, Jack Woodson (no longer a green behind the ears teacher) returns to recount another school year's worth of challenges, triumphs, and mishaps with a brand new cast of wild and crazy students.
Six years have passed, and this time around, Jack gets a talking monkey sidekick, a beautiful love interest, and a top-secret undercover CIA assignment to Uranus. (Well, ONE of those things is true, anyway.) There are witty quotes, riotous stories, and more twists and turns than M. Night Shyamalan's small intestine.
Through email correspondence with Fred Bommerson, Jack talks about PTA fundraisers gone awry, unnatural food chains, and how any action can be made acceptable as long as "it's for science." With subject lines such as "Diarrhea of a Wimpy Kid," "Green Eggs and Math," and "Houston, we have a word problem," it's perfect for reading in small chunks or one long session.

Splatterism: The Tragic Recollections of A Minotaur Assailant (An Upbuilding Edifying Discourse)

A failed suicide attempt unites the last living minotaur, Evander, with the eminent sorcerer and perfidious rake Scammander, who might have lost all of his magical knowledge or might have just stashed it elsewhere to make room for his biggest plot yet.

Bonded by suffering and a special antipathy for humanity, the two set out to do what all villains dream of: destroying the world, one civilization at a time.

But how can two creatures annihilate the world?

This is the pathos-filled recollection of the Beginning of the End, narrated, against his will, by the murderer Evander. It is by turns pithy, lyrical, and harrowing, and best when read in solitude, perhaps under a full moon.

Kindly "eliciting" the tale from Evander is Tristan D'Mure, who loved the world the way it was, and will do all that he must to make sure he obtains the truth of how the world was nearly destroyed—and find Scammander, who is once again mysteriously missing…

Pars Prima is a blood soaked novella of 21,000 words, constituting a grizzly, inclement prelude which is to be succeeded by two novel length entries.



At CIA headquarters, a young officer discovers that terrorists may have commandeered their computer systems to launch an unauthorized mission. Elsewhere, conspirators abduct nine people to manipulate the rules of their game. Two disparate ambitions — Clint Masters becomes the reluctant link in the chain of danger.


Ever since Clint’s almost ex-wife dumped him, he bobs along the Massachusetts coast in a sailboat with his black lab for company. He avoids all forms of technology, a counterintuitive effort for the burned-out founder of CatSat Laboratories. Tired of clutching the brass ring, he needed to untether, step off the corporate treadmill, and smell a flower. Fortunately, he met one, a beautiful, unspoiled woman who doesn’t treat him like a commodity. His relationship with Beth offers more promise than his marriage ever did, even if she is on dialysis for her recovering kidneys, until she disappears.


In spite of the evidence, her family refuses to admit she’s in danger. Without routine dialysis, she won’t survive. As Clint realizes that he loves Beth, damn-near ex-wife Paige sashays back into his life with disturbing news.


While the CIA young gun tracks his quarry, Clint enlists the help of two men to find Beth, a blithe Brit named Merlin, and Todd, his playboy partner-in-tech. But Clint must find Beth before her kidneys fail. And before someone unloads a bullet in his head.

Rubies and Other Gems - the Novel

Lily's life isn't going well. Her husband is clueless; her children are rudderless. It's little wonder she seeks comfort in her dreams, unaware that grandmother's rubies have transported her back through time to a safer, saner existence.


When she learns that her dream lover is not a dream after all, but a real man who lived and died years before she was born, family problems mount. Because she can't repair the damage from the past, she vows to stay in the here and now. She almost succeeds when she accidentally sends herself back in time without her return ticket, the rubies.


Available at Amazon.

The Tales of Big and Little - Doom of the Three Stones (TMAS)

Tell Your Kids a Cool Bedtime Story!

Deep down every kid loves bedtime stories, but sometimes at the end of the day you just don't have the energy. That's where the Tell Me A Story series of books can help. Each nightly episode takes 5-10 minutes to read out loud and ends in a gripping cliffhanger. Imagine your child hanging on your every word and captivating them every night with an easy to tell bedtime story.

For less time than it takes to watch the start of a sit-com, you can spend quality time with your kids and make memories they will never forget.
About The Tales of Big and Little - Doom of the Three Stones:

Big and Little are two dogs who love cheese. They would never have imagined that this love would take them to another world, to do battle with the ferocious feline, Shirlee, and his army of animated Pizza Crusts! Follow Big and Little as they try to foil Shirlee's plans to take over the worlds!

Look for Other Titles in the Tell Me A Story Series:
Sean Ryanis & The Impossible Chase
The Superhero Chronicles: Birth of Moonlight
The Lost Princess in Winter's Grip

OR Buy All Four First Stories for One Low Price!

Buy now! For only $2.99, less than the cost of a value meal, you can make memories that will last a lifetime --->

The Crimson-Eyed Dragon

Thanks for the opportunity to add books to your blog!
School is over for the summer! All Jared wants to do is sleep, swim, and play as many computer and video games as possible. Life has other plans for him, however, and everything transforms one fateful afternoon when Jared accompanies his mom to an antique shop.
He is inexplicably attracted to a magnificent silver dragon statue with eyes that glow like precious rubies. When Jared brings the statue home, he initiates a chain of events that catapults him and his friends Griffin and Chase into a great adventure solving the mystery of the crimson-eyed dragon. Joined by Chase's sister Amber, the teens discover that the statue holds a vital clue to the previous owner's life. They embark on an innocent quest, but the secrets that unfold lead them into unimaginable danger that could ultimately destroy all of their lives.
A totally engaging and suspenseful tale!, December 30, 2010
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"When I started reading The Crimson Eyed Dragon, I frankly wasn't sure what to expect. However, from almost the beginning the story pulled me in and I could easily picture the capers of these teenagers. I feel that it is so well-written, that readers of almost any age will enjoy this story. The author did a great job of 'tying up' all lose ends and made the reader feel good with all the various twists and turns."

Multiples of Six

An old woman gunned down in her home in Texas. A hunted man tired of running. A retiree out to right the wrongs of his past. An assassin with a kill list. An FBI agent done playing by the rules. And a young man whose simple life is about to be shattered.

With the death of his mother just days prior, James Masterson is only scratching the surface when he discovers the assailant on his back porch is his brother...a twin brother he never knew he had. Now, he must gather all of the pieces to the unraveling puzzle that is his life, discover the truth about his past, and save his brothers. All five of them.

Available in ebook and paperback, Multiples of Six is a suspense/thriller and the first book in a trilogy. Look for the second book in the series, Divisible by Six, in late 2011!

The Violet Line

The Violet Line

Does love have the power to overcome a battle that has raged for centuries?

Jade Snow, tries to be just an ordinary young woman but when you have the power to make others feel death, it can get a little difficult. Not only that, but the love of her life Sam happens to be a Vampire.

What Jade doesn't realise is that she is being watched. The Vampire Council have discovered a fey prophecy and Jade is the key to reigniting a war between the Fey and the Vampires. In an attempt to get Jade on their side Sam is taken as leverage by the vampires. However fate sends her help in the form of a gorgeous and mysterious man by the name of Lorcan. He holds the key to her past and possibly even her future.

Can Jade beat the odds and face such a formidable foe, or will she lose everything?

Review by Erin Danzer

"THE VIOLET LINE is an edgy, fast paced novel that keeps you one the edge of your seat until the very end. Every time you think you know what's going to happen, the author throws in something that makes you realize you know nothing at all about what's going on. Personally, I constantly had to see what was going to happen next. Bilinda is an amazing storyteller, weaving the magical world of vampires and fey with the mundane. It's definitely a book I will recommend to all of my friends."

"Bilinda has created a world that lovers of Charlaine Harris and Stephenie Meyer's books will adore!" Germaine Corcoran (Reviewer)


The Spaces Between

The Spaces Between

An off-beat fantasy story

Let us travel down a well-worn road, but take a few diversions. The Spaces Between may start off down a familiar path, but it quickly spins out of control, and we find ourselves engrossed in a captivating series of events that end quite unexpectedly. The ending is by far one of the most surreal and unique in the genre.

The land is Belden, and it is a small, peninsular nation, bordered by the mountainous and rugged Welcfer to the north. It is seemingly flat and meaningless and full of flat and meaningless people. Magic is wielded by those who show ability at a young age. While there are spells with names, the actual working of magic harkens more to the use of atomic energy or quantum physics--it is all in the spaces between the particles. The energy is not created, and there is no flow of magical power, but mages and warlocks harness energy already that is omnipresent, string it together, and create their magical spells (basically they are harnessing subatomic power, but they have no clue that is what they are doing).

A drunken lout (Zhy) meets a traveling mercenary (Qainur) who somehow convinces him to go on a great quest to the north to learn magic from a warlock stationed there. Along the way they meet a mage (Torplug) who is strangely without a horse. He agrees to follow for a short distance, but ends up staying with them as they have a few run-ins with trained assassins, an exotic liqueur, and the requisite demons.

When the travelers reach a large city, the story introduces a simple-minded individual (Bimb). In modern terminology, he would have Asperger's syndrome, or mild autism. In the fantasy land of Belden, he's "simple-minded". This perspective is told from the first person, in order to view the world through the eyes of someone simple and naïve. While he lacks basic skills, he is a talented musician and is good with complex numbers. And when he plays music, the dead can sometimes talk to him. One such deceased person visits him, and happens to be the father of the main drunk character. Enter another major cliché. But the first-person POV of Bimb is quite unique as we see how the world works through his eyes.

The Wizard Takes a Holiday

A much-loved wizard takes a vacation to rural, fantastical Indiana, where he finds getting away from his work is harder than he thinks.   "Cracking little read, with plenty of laughs and knowing nudges to fans of fantasy, that really shows the author's light tough with the genre. A great way to while away a few minutes." 

The Book of Elizabeth

History as we know it has been erased.
In its place, a new story of humanity has emerged, a story without the complications and twists we all know; a story without the Cold War, or Shakespeare. Without Christ. But there are echoes of our world - lone souls from all ages of our former history, shipwrecked in the new. Each and every one of them represents a living threat against the validity of this new, virgin history, none more so than the mysterious author of a subversive book passed in secret, and spoken of only in whisper.  Elizabeth writes of England, of Israel and Egypt, all countries that never existed. She writes of a garden, and genesis. She writes of a promised land and a chosen people.  Of revelation.

The Book of Elizabeth is the moving journey of England's greatest monarch, Elizabeth I, who liberated from the constraints of her time, seeks a life free from the turmoil and strife that plagued it. In doing so, she opens a Pandora's Box she never could have anticipated, and can never hope to contain.

Link to Kindle.


Darby Harn

The Restoration Man

One man's obsession with the restoration of a near-mythical car is thrown into
sharp perspective following the death of his wife as his life becomes haunted
by her echo. A poignant exploration of the bitterness of loss.

"The strongest writing is like the male half of a dancing duo: his job is to
display the female. The writing's job is to display the content, without
calling attention to itself. In 'The Restoration Man,' Simon John Cox does this
with subtle precision and evocative imagery. He composes sentences that flow so
well they disguise the skill with which they were crafted. Every clause, every
syllable, is placed so purposefully that the brain floats through the narrative
uninterrupted by a shade of doubt, oblivious to the emotional osmosis that
occurs between the lines.

And does it ever occur. Call me cold-hearted, but I'm not often "moved" by the
weak attempts at poignancy that litter contemporary literature. But this story
is not a weak attempt; it is a powerful success. This guy has got it."
- Christina M. Grey

Dead Dudes and Vampire Chicks

Take a little trip into a sleazy world of kinky sex and politics.

When private investigator Sebastian Ajax gets involved in a missing person investigation that turns into a murder, he is thrown into a dark world of fetish sex, intrigue, and betrayal.

Along the way he meets...

Alexis deBain, professional dominatrix, and sadistic man hater.

Senator Hobart Calhoun, who will do anything to be allowed to crawl around on the floor dressed in women's lingerie... and to further his political career.

Natasha Erickson, high priced kinky escort, and protege of deBain.

Can Sebastian solve the murder before he becomes the next victim?
Come along for the ride and find out.

Approx. 9,200 words
Note: This is not erotica. It does contain adult content not suitable for children under 17.

A smile of fortune - Adam Kisiel

A story of minstrels, mages, murderers and debt collectors!

Carefree bard Crispin coming back home from his parsimonious uncle's funeral does not expect that soon he will be mixed up in a murky intrigue involving magic, fear and a dwarf working as a debt-collector.

A full of adventure, humour and mystery classic fantasy story. First book of the "Bard Crispin stories" series.

Published in Poland, Katowice, 1998.
English edition © 2011
Soon on amazon:

Damned inheritance (Bard Crispin stories)

The Lonely Mile

When struggling hardware store owner Bill Ferguson stumbles upon a kidnapping in progress, he does what we all like to believe we would do - he steps in and breaks up the crime, saving a young girl from a horrific fate.
The perpetrator, a serial kidnapper/murderer known as the I-90 Killer, escapes and vows revenge, focusing his twisted obsession on Ferguson's family. When Bill's daughter disappears soon after, the frantic father forms an uneasy alliance with a beautiful FBI investigator leading the search for the I-90 Killer.
But forces are at play which go much deeper than Ferguson realizes, and the danger may go far beyond one kidnapped girl. Bill Ferguson knows he must risk everything to save his child - the question is, will he be too late?

Blood Sisters

Blood Sisters, a YA vampire romance


Starla had always imagined that becoming a vampire would make her popular, glamorous and wealthy. But after she and her best friend, Jordan, become undead, Starla realizes one thing: a vampire's life sucks.
Since there's no turning back, she tries to make the best of her situation, but it isn't easy. Especially not after her friend abandons her to serve the oldest, most powerful vampire in the city. Or when she gets on the bad side of a gang of vampires who've taken over the zoo. Or when she meets a really cute boy and ends up falling in love, only to find out that there's a major problem...she's a vampire, and he's a vampire killer.

“This is a quick and hypnotic read. More gritty and much more thoughtful than most books in the vampire genre.” –



Guarding the Healer

When Silas Walker is endowed with the power to heal, he soon discovers that no gift comes without a price.

A man possessed by an ancient evil is taunting the healer with photos of victims brutally murdered and marked with the crude image of an angel, and for Silas the slain are growing more familiar.

After he is given an ominous warning and an unbearable ultimatum, Silas sets out to draw his enemy away from those he loves, and discover the true purpose of his gift, which leads him inexplicably to a troubled young drifter named Tommy.

The Stalker is close on the healer's trail, bringing with him an army of demons. Silas's only hope rests in the hands of a guardian angel he doesn't even know exists.

The Guardian is doing all within his power to save the healer, but he is certain Silas is heading into a trap. Time is running out. War is at hand.

But there is no turning back. For even an angel can't alter a man's destiny.

95,000 words

Talon of the Unnamed Goddess

Novel Description: 

Alisha is the newest Talon of the Raptor Clan, mercenaries prized by rulers, nobles, and the wealthy as elite bodyguards. Like all Talons, she survived five Ordeals and ten years of grueling training.

Alisha is not the strongest mercenary in the Raptor Clan, but she is the craftiest. Only tricking her opponents into underestimating her got her through the long years of Clan training. Those years honed her weapon skills, but not as much as her sharp wits. Even the ability she gets from the rune she was given by the Unknown Goddess depends on her guile.

Her first assignment for the Clan, to guard a young princess, requires all Alisha's skill, wit, and her newly acquired rune to keep the young heir to the kingdom alive.

Heavy Metal Thunder

"The Invader has taken everything from us… except our free will."
- Admiral Franks, "Transmissions from Black Heaven"

Remember the Choose Your Own Adventure books? Remember playing the lead role, making choices and influencing the story, and either surviving or dying based on your choices? Solo-gaming books used to be everywhere – and then they disappeared for no good reason.

Now, they're back.

In Heavy Metal Thunder, our solar system has been overrun by extraterrestrial invaders. You play as a soldier in the human resistance. While cut off from your unit, you find out that your allies in the resistance are being tracked down by the alien invaders and will be ruthlessly crushed… unless you can find them and warn them before it's too late.

On your journey you'll meet the wild dregs of the solar system, and it will be up to you to choose how to deal with them. Do you help out those who have given up the fight against the invaders, or do you take shortcuts and gun down anyone in your way? As you learn how to fight the invaders you'll gain levels and new skills, but limited resources will make it impossible to save everyone.

Heavy Metal Thunder is the first book in an epic series that chronicles your role in humanity's war against the mysterious and overpowering invaders. In later installments you can lead other soldiers, join an elite special forces unit, and even command your own battleship. All sections are hyperlinked, so you won't have to worry about flipping through dozens of sections after making a choice. No dice are required, but you can keep track of your stats and equipment if you're down with RPGs and nerd culture.

For more info on Heavy Metal Thunder, check out the Amazon kindle page at

Beyond the Snows of the Andes

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In The Name Of The Father

Product Description

Time won't quell a killer's instinct and there is no place to find solace, not even in His house.
Liz's best friend rode off on the back of a motorcycle when she was 16 years old. Her body parts washed up on the shores of a Virginia beach community days later, prompting Liz's parents to sequester her away to Richmond, far away from the vicious murder. Now on her own, Liz returns to take back that part of her life and make peace with the events of her 16th summer.

John Williams' heart broke when, after being questioned in the grisly murder, Liz's parents spirited her away for good, leaving him grieving for his forsaken love. With the guidance of his father, the community preacher, John moves on with a clear understanding of his life's mission. 

When another body turns up, savagely hacked-up on the side of the road, safety becomes elusive, even in the small community church where the answers are hidden. Liz and John have to face the truth that the killer is still out there. Watching. Waiting for them.

The Journey by Laura Lond

Book title: The Journey by Laura Lond

Description: His father killed in war before he was three, his mother unexpectedly dying when he was eight, Jecosan Tarres is young and poor, yet he has something not many men have: a faithful heart, a strong spirit, and the knowledge of truth taught to him by his mother and Priest Shaledan. Alone for a year, but later befriended by Dalian the blacksmith, he has already beaten the odds of being destitute and forgotten, but clearly something or someone is at work in his life. With his faithful dog Gart and his friend Dalian, he sets out on a life defining journey after a messenger visits him with a commission to go to Kanavar, the ancient capital of Meoria, where he is to enter the king's service and somehow prevent the war that is about to break out in his country. There are powerful forces interested in his journey, both to fail and succeed. Join young Jecosan as he struggles along, escaping sudden traps, facing prison and captivity, fighting pain and despair, losing and making friends.

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Nothing Stays In Vegas

Lexi Titan has mastered the art of pretending everything's fine. After all, how else could she ignore the fact that her husband is never home, her son barely knows him and the last time she had sex, well, who can remember? With her life crumbling, the last thing she wants to do is go on a trip, especially back to Vegas; a city full of glitz, excess, and Leo, the man she's spent the last six years trying to forget. But when her best friend announces she's getting married, Lexi doesn't have a choice. Besides, it's ridiculous to avoid an entire city because of one guy. Even if he is the father of your child.

Face to face with memories of the past and the gorgeous man who started it all, Lexi can no longer deny the truth to anyone, especially Leo. But honesty will come at a price, and Lexi must decide if she's wiling to take that risk. And what exactly will she tell her husband? Because as she now knows, NOTHING STAYS IN VEGAS.

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Chasing Power

When business student Samantha Gibson finds herself cornered by a euro-trash Darth Vader wannabe in a dark alley, it's a nightmare end to a terrible week. Of course super powers aren't real--until someone's using theirs to bash your head in. 

It turns out that a one-in-a-million accident has caused her to catch the attention of the Talents, a group of humans with amazing abilities. And a surprising number would rather have her dead than competing with them. Sam's happy to tell anyone who'll listen to her that she doesn't actually have super powers. The problem is getting anyone to listen to her. 

Enter Lane, Al, and Harry, three nerdy (though Lane's kind of a cute type of nerd) best friends and Talents. While their powers may not be glamorous, or even all that super, they're determined to do the right thing. They politely kidnap Samantha and hit the road, racing cross-country towards a group offering protection. To independent Sam, each minute of being a damsel in distress is like an iron-spike in her foot. It's possible that friendship, and love aren't the liability she thought they were, but it's also possible that she may not live to find out. Because with stronger and stranger opposition barring their way, safe haven may be just a pipe dream in a world where everyone is chasing power...

Trinity of the Sun: Book I

Did master Renaissance artists imbed a secret code into their finest
works? What were artists like Da Vinci, Poussin, and Raphael whispering
to us through their enigmatic symbols? Trinity of the Sun is a fictional
reflection on these and many other questions. It is the first book in a
scintillating and thought-provoking series of creative novels by author
Darik Brooks. It is an inspired retelling of the traditional story of
Jesus the Christ, John the Baptist, and Mary Magdalene, uncovered
through the eyes, ears, and imaginations of Sophie and Carmen Leon.
Carmen leads us down a path of discovery, systematically unraveling the
mysterious foundations of belief-systems that have dominated European
and other western cultures for two millennia. Through the eyes of these
amateur art history connoisseurs, readers will discover a hidden code of
symbols within High Renaissance artworks hinting at an entirely
alternative story about the formation of Christianity.
Join Carmen and Sophie as they shed light on the mysterious obelisks of
Rome, explore hidden catacombs under the Vatican, and decode unsolved
secrets left by the greatest artists of all time, all while illuminating
the formative lives of Jesus, John, and Mary. Decorated with stunning
and illustrative images, this novel is a must have for art and religious
history enthusiasts, open-minded skeptics, and conspiracy theorists,
alike. Inspired by a survey of modern scholarly works concerning the
origins of Christianity, Trinity of the Sun skillfully assimilates many
erudite facts within a crafty, seamless, two-fold tale of intrigue.


Eon's Door should not be open.

Two thousand years after three clans flee the world of humans through Eon's Door to find sanctuary in a realm called Erla, a prophecy left to them by the ancient race that created the tree portal is coming true. A trusted sage has stolen the portal's key and is using the awesome power that separated the worlds to tear apart the very soul of Nature. The key must be taken back and Eon's Door closed--before it's too late.

Hope lies with a "child of doubt" from the world the clans left behind and the courageous young Erlan who's been sent to find him. Together they must retrieve the key and close Eon's Door. It won't be easy. Abominations of beasts and trees stand between them and their goal. Even worse, the sage knows the prophecy and is expecting them.

The LL Book Review said: "If there's a thing that stands out in this book it's the depth...I recommend this book to everyone who's a fan of fantasy and wants something different...a brilliant addition to my extensive collection."

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Timeless Trilogy, Book Two, Spellbound

   What would you do if you discovered that you're a witch? Not just any witch, but a powerful enchantress descended from a line of impressive magickal healers. Roni Myers, beautiful, talented and passionate about finding natural remedies from herbal mixtures hides her insecurities behind a charming, gregarious façade.

     Follow Roni's journey as she learns secrets that she never before imagined were possible and finds love in the most unexpected place.

     Can she learn to trust the magick of her birthright before evil claims it as its own? Will she open her mind and her spirit to the power of three in time to save her legacy and her life? Acceptance, faith and love are the keys to her salvation, if she can only believe.


     The Timeless Trilogy heroines, Kristina, Veronica and Cassandra, each deal with paranormal abilities as they discover and rediscover eternal love.

Timeless Trilogy, Book One, Fate

Is precognition a prescription for happiness or disaster? 

The good things in life are coming together for Kristina Collins. She's found her ideal home, her career is on track for mega success and the man of her dreams has finally come back into her life. 

In Fate, the first installment of the Timeless Trilogy, Kris Collins discovers the benefits and risks of having precognitive visions while being stalked by a serial killer. Her friends can't help her, the FBI can't save her; she must save herself. 

The Timeless Trilogy heroines, Kristina, Veronica and Cassandra, each deal with paranormal abilities as they discover and rediscover eternal love.


Jinn Nation

Once, the vampire Dylan had feared nothing and no one. He'd rampaged throughout the world on a seemingly never ending quest to fill his eternal years with the finest, most outrageous extravagances; with exquisite, soft-limbed young women and copious amounts of rich, vibrating blood. But life, however full of joy, inevitably changes.

Finding himself alone for the first time in his long unlife, Dylan turns to the preternatural race of savage creatures called the jinn - a path that inevitably leads him to Christa, a strangely childlike woman with the power to control minds and read thoughts. Mutually intrigued by each other, they set out on a blood-soaked road trip that crosses the United States and the Atlantic Ocean, finally leading them beyond the world itself to the mysterious fae kingdoms of the Inbetween.
Review by Donna Simmonds of Donna's Blog Home:
For anyone that is a fan of vampire literature this is a book not to miss. I was intrigued when I first read about it and am glad I decided to read it. I was hooked almost instantly and didnt want to put it down once I started.

The main characters are Dylan - a vampire and Christa - who is what you could call a witch, but her origins are somewhat mysterious. They meet in the unlikely location of a Jinn bar one night and end up traveling together.

The character progression is very well done as well. The book is broken up into parts. In part one I liked Dylan and didn't really know what to make of Christa. Part two I liked Christa and was not at all happy with what Dylan had become. Part three brought it all back together and really showed how the characters had grown and evolved over the course of the story.

Its a fast paced interesting story that keeps you involved, interested and wondering what could possibly happen next. While also addressing issues of good vs evil and even ideas as basic as friendship and how one treats the people they love and meet along the way though their life.

If you are looking for a well written, entertaining novel about vampires to pick up. You wont be sorry if it is this one. And right now you can get it at a great deal.
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The Bull Years

What would your 20-year-old self think of the 40-year-old you've become?

For Steve, Sophia, Dave, and Brooke, life hasn't turned out as planned. Rather than easy fame and fortune, these happy-go-lucky teenagers of the 1980's found young adulthood a mystifying series of dead-end jobs, failed relationships, family scandal, and surging frustration.

Now approaching middle age, all they want is to reverse their gradual alienation from life and one another, reconnecting with their earlier, innocent selves.

But there's a catch. Before any of them can move forward, they must collectively confront the outrageous night back in college that first drove them apart, revealing secrets potentially shattering everything they ever were.

Phil Stern's groundbreaking novel explodes the traditional paradigm of success and failure in modern-day life, exposing the churning emotional turmoil of middle-class America at the dawn of the new millennium. Nothing is out of bounds in this stunning, often hilarious, and ultimately uplifting look within the secret lives of what is surely America's Most Disillusioned Generation.


If you could hear the thoughts of every person for three blocks around–the regrets, rationalizations, commercial jingles, the lies that hide what they can't bear to think—how could you ever trust anyone? And if you could make them believe anything you wanted, how could you ever trust yourself?

Max Renn is a legend of the Soviet mind control program, a genetic experiment, the product of three generations of psychics bred by the state for their power. Before his first mission, the Soviet Union collapses and he disappears.

We meet him twenty years later in the Everglades, keeping as far from people as he can get, until his best friend–his only friend–is murdered and he is forced to assemble a team of people like him to fight the international conspiracy behind the murder.

"A dead-on thriller for the decade . . . . I can't imagine anyone reading this and not wanting more" — Thomas F. Monteleone, author of the NY Times bestseller The Blood of the Lamb and The Complete Idiot's Guide to Writing a Novel

"Ted Krever has been a writer to watch, now he's a writer to read. Do not miss MINDBENDERS." -F. Paul Wilson, author of the NY Times bestseller The Keep and the Repairman Jack novels.

Misty Black - The Beginning

"His face. It was his face that made her want to tell it all. How, she was born to avenge the greed and the evil of men. That maybe his faith in a better world will one day come to fruition because that's all she's been working on since the day she breathed this toxic, polluted, manmade air. She wanted to give him hope in fallible creatures that were maybe God inspired, maybe."


This is Misty Black's first real world mission and it's not going as easy as she thought.

She's falling in love with the boy she's been tasked to save while figuring out how to push the long held love she has for her best friend and comrade in arms Jack Diamond further out of heart. Her brother Max Black and leader of their cell isn't helping matters by constantly changing the plans mid mission, and now she's losing faith in him. But when their cell suffers a direct hit, Misty and her brother Max find themselves being fueled by revenge which results in them questioning whether they'll ever find the will to recover and complete the ultimate task they were born for.

The Seventh Sister

"He's watching me with wide eyes; I know he felt it too. What do these physical reactions mean? The vampire fills me with warmth but the Wek makes my soul flutter."

Zillael, the seventh sister, finds herself falling for two very different supernatural beings, a Wek and a Selell (better known as a vampire). Plus she's learning that she too is a supernatural creature. A complicated love triangle forms and threatens to turn deadly the day the fog rolls in.


(Book 1 of the Parched novel series) Clarity Parker thought she'd never see Baron Ford again. Five years ago, they shared the date all girls dream of. Both agreed they were soul mates yet their magical night ended abruptly. Since then, he's been gone--but now he's back, and not only does she learn he's a vampire but he's brought danger upon her.

Death Before Swine

Greed. Betrayal. Murder. Just another week in Diamond Alley, Arizona...

Ben Hart is a high school chemistry teacher who thought his biggest problems were test scores and lunch room politics. That was before he lost his job, discovered his colleague murdered, and found himself with a new assignment—catch the killer. Now, as he navigates Diamond Alley's backstreets, his questions are no longer multiple choice: Who can he trust? Will he ever get back to a simple life of worksheets and lab reports? And will he uncover the truth before the killer slips away?

Hamelin's Child

Michael Redford died on his seventeenth birthday – the night Eddie picked him up off the street, shot him full of heroin and assaulted him.


Now he’s Mikey and he works for Joss. With streaked blond hair and a cute smile, he sleeps by day and services clients at night. Sometimes he remembers his old life, but with what he’s become now, he knows there is no return to his comfortable middle-class background.


Then he makes a friend in Lee. A child of the streets, Lee demands more from friendship than Mikey is prepared to give. But the police are closing in on them now and Mikey’s not sure anymore who he really is – streetwise Mikey or plain Michael Redford.


Time’s running out and Michael has to find some answers …

A thriller set in the seedy world of London's drug rings, this book contains strong scenes and adult material.


The Huntsman's Tale

After accidentally wandering onto the King's private hunting grounds one cold winter's day, Gaard, a poor huntsman, meets the Lady Vala, the future wife of the King. But instead of turning him in, she takes him for a lover, changing the course of Gaard's life forever. The Huntsman's Tale is a dark fairytale about obsession and consequences.

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