So fair warning this is a promo post on some novels that I think you might like to dip your toe in and inhale. Of course I am starting with my newly released fantasy novel.
Hero of Corsindor – Revised and Updated
A little history of this book. It was the first book I ever completed. I went back to it this year to revise and rewrite most of it, leaving the story intact.
Here is a snippet from a review from Pat Patterson:
“A wicked, wicked queen hatches a wicked, wicked plot, and we hates her, yes we does, my precious…EXCEPT you might want to hold on to your horses there. Seems that an even MORE wicked demon has been having an undue effect on her. Is she really wicked? Or weak? Or both? And yet, she sits by the dying king, and strokes his face…”
You can read the full review here.
Plus the book launch party on Jan 4 on Facebook was a blast.
If you are more interested in a colonization sci-fi you might want to try Rimworld – Militia Up. by JL Curtis.
It was supposed to be a simple contract for a couple of months of security services off world, but the devil’s in the details.
Tight Bridge Technologies hired Ethan Fargo and his militia to guard their power stations on the planet Endine against mob unrest and sabotage. When they arrive, they find the planetary authorities don’t want outsiders around to uncover their dirty secrets, and the Galactic Patrol’s not interested in providing backup. They all but order him to stop making waves, kicking asses, and taking names. The harder Fargo works to keep his people safe, the more troubles he finds. Dragoons and pirates are stalking the outer system, while the planet itself is a snakepit of treachery, tyranny, rebellion, and corruption. Everyone wants him to fail, while taking the blame.
They made one mistake: they underestimated Ethan Fargo. After the locals kills two of his Ghorkas, and kidnap his lady, he’s out for blood, and to hell with anything in his way…
Then if you’d like to try a dystopia fantasy you might like to try Shadow Lands by Lloyd Behm II.
A universe out of time…a land of no return…
Jesse Salazar is a priest of the Church Militant, who spends his days—and nights—hunting and re-inhuming the monsters that bump humanity in the night. He’s good at his job and gets paid very well to do it. But when the skies go gray, he wakes up to find himself in the Shadow Lands—the world an ancient Akkadian god uses to feed his minions their favorite food…humans.
Stalked by Abzu, the lord of the realm, and all his minions—including his wife, Tiamat—Salazar must figure out a way to stay out of Abzu’s clutches while assembling a team of survivors and putting together the clues to find a way home. With only limited weapons to protect themselves and no visible means of returning home, Salazar will have to use all of his God-given talents to keep everyone alive.
Especially if there’s no way back.
This is a little break from my usual– Typhoon Time in Audibles by Ron S. Friedman and narrated by Charles Kahlenberg.
Audibles are not the future any more.
This particular story fits into time travel and alternative history.
The Hunt for Red October meets Timeline!
Martin Richter, a pacifist history professor specializing in pre-WWII Germany, has two passions in his life: history…and opposing nuclear weapons.
Eric Sobol, a terminally ill Holocaust survivor billionaire, learns of a wormhole that leads back in time to 1938, and he decides to do everything within his power to change the past.
Thanks to their efforts, a modernized Russian Typhoon-class nuclear submarine jumps the time barrier and appears in 1938, manned by 21st-century multinational experts and equipped with the best technology money can buy. But when a saboteur steals a nuclear warhead and delivers it to the German navy, all of history is at stake.
As the crippled Typhoon is ambushed by a U-boat wolf pack, Hitler contemplates how to use his newly acquired weapon to make all of Europe fall to the Third Reich….
Hope you enjoy reading and listening to these writers. (Yep, mine as well). I keep my reading list full of a lot of wonderful indie writers.