Books from my friends (I have talented friends and it ROCKS).
For all ages:
MER: The Captain’s Secret
By Jade M. Phillips
In a land where the sea grows restless, the summer breeze turns to ice and sleet, and Mother Nature has plans of another sort, dark and supernatural forces begin to unfold, fighting to unite the broken prophecy. In the midst of a tangled web lie the Castlecrays, a family with deep tragedy and mysterious secrets, who are torn apart and forced on a treacherous journey.
Coming from a time when kings rule the realm, knights fight for honor, and eminence is power, the children of Castlecray are thrown into an unknown magical ambiance where nothing is as it seems, and bedtime stories come alive right before their eyes. Sweeping from a land of severe and savage seas to the sparkling underwater spires of a magical unknown world, this is a tale of lords and ladies, knights and nobility, traitors and trolls, who are all intertwined in a weaving maze of conspiracy and deception.
Amidst gallantry and guilt, love and loss, the Castlecrays find their fate to be in the hands of their enemies, of each other, and of their new mysterious allies, the Wavekeepers—all vying to keep the balance between good and evil, land and sea, in a fight for the ultimate desire; the power of MER.MER: The Captain’s Secret (is the 1st book in the MER series. Next one is MER: Falling Kingdom, due to come out this fall.)
Amazon link: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00AVKVPY4
Book trailer link: http://youtu.be/-qUquvld1Vk
MER’s fb fan page: www.facebook.com/merbook1
Jade’s author fan page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Jade-M-Phillips/227166404087086?ref=hl
Jade’s blog. http://www.jademphillips.com
About the Author
Jade M. Phillips, aside from being an author, can play guitar, do a frighteningly accurate portrayal of a spider monkey, and has the unique and magical ability to vanquish entire armies of snarling trolls with a flick of her pen. When she is not writing about mystical creatures and lovable characters, she’s having nightly dance parties with her kids, blogging about whatever tickles her fancy at the moment, and testing new recipes on the stove (which coincidentally, usually ends up testing her smoke detectors as well.) Jade M. Phillips resides in Arizona with her husband, two children, and her crazy cat, William Wallace Braveheart Fuzzy McFarland the Third.
For Grown Ups Only
by Mandy White
Victims horribly mutilated, with parts missing and inserted in their mouths…
An aspiring actress-turned-prostitute falls victim to the killer, leaving behind a grieving twin obsessed with revenge.
Graphic violence and scenes of mutilation. Some readers may find the content of this book offensive. Read at your own discretion.
This book is DRM free – can be read on non-Kindle devices.
Mandy White is a Canadian author who resides on Vancouver Island, British Columbia where she is living her dream of being one of those weird, reclusive writer types. She primarily writes fiction in the horror genre, often featuring Canadian characters and locations. She is founder of the WPaD group (Writers, Poets and Deviants), best known for their charity anthologies.
Published works include:
The Jealousy Game
Non-fiction – A guide to dysfunctional relationships where excessive jealousy is present.
Fiction – A thriller about a distraught father who seeks revenge on his daughter’s abductor.
Dysfictional: Short Stories for Twisted Minds
Fiction – A collection of Mandy White’s short stories, including the novelettes, A Feast Not So Fancy and The Immigrant.
The Feeder (April, 2013 release)
Fiction – A thriller told from the point of view of an individual whose twin sister is brutally murdered, sparking a gruesome and bloody vendetta.
Creepies: Twisted Tales from Beneath the Bed by WPaD
Fiction – A horror anthology featuring two of Mandy White’s stories along with a collection of chilling tales from the talented writers of WPaD.
Passion’s Prisms: Tales of Love and Romance by WPaD
Fiction – A romance anthology featuring two of Mandy White’s stories along with a collection of romantic tales from the talented writers of WPaD
Fiction – A Sci-fi/comedy novelette about an alien with extremely poor hygiene who comes to Earth to genetically engineer a new food source. (Featured in Dysfictional)
A Feast Not So Fancy
Fiction – A horror novelette about a loner who finds himself paralyzed and at the mercy of his hungry house cats. (Featured in Dysfictional)
Fiction – A short story told from the point of view of a zombie who encounters a lost love in her search for sustenance. (Featured in Dysfictional and Creepies)
The Creators by M.W. Sharpe and Mandy White
Fiction – An alternative origin of the species story based on various metaphysical theories.
Discovery (Chronicles of Man – The First Age)
By Robert Betz
It’s the year 2174…
A stunning discovery in the outer reaches of the solar system promises to change the course of human history and usher in a new era.
The task of unlocking its secrets falls on Dr. David Moravian, a brilliant but arrogant scientist mired in the trappings of his own success.
But before Moravian can help mankind, he must first come to terms with his own humanity.
From the Author
I hope you enjoy “Discovery”! It is the first of over forty stories in the “Chronicles of Man” series, which will be broken into three “Ages”. With this story, I’ve created a universe which will hopefully enthrall you and keep you coming back for more of the stories I’ll be writing.
Please take a moment to write a review. It doesn’t matter if you loved or hated the story, your feedback as a reader is invaluable to me!
By Nathan Tackett
JOHN SCHMIDT is a loser.
He’s an overweight mall cop plagued with nightmares. His only joy in life comes from singing karaoke at the local dive bar.
Feeling adventurous, John goes out to a trendy Goth club to see an old friend perform – an old friend that died five years ago.
A few days later John wakes up to find the naked dead body of a missing co-worker on his kitchen floor.
Then things gets really weird…
John soon discovers that he comes from a long line of losers cursed to save the world from an unknown evil-an evil so absolutely terrible that it threatens to destroy the universe with its own nightmares.
Armed with absolutely nothing other than his father’s notebook and a beat up Buick, John must ultimately decide if this world is even worth saving-saving from the evil that is only known by one word…THE.
Follow this link: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00BACVPHE/ref=pd_lpo_k2_dp_sr_2?pf_rd_p=1532201582&pf_rd_s=lpo-top-stripe-1&pf_rd_t=201&pf_rd_i=B004W84DLI&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_r=07DG5557F3PFA5C703RF
About the Author
Nathan Tackett wrote some words once. He then wrote some more words. Wash, rinse,repeat, until the day he can make a living off this or he dies -whichever comes first. He is most comfortable in the realms of dark humor, science fiction, and booze soaked literature. You could call him a genre-hopper. He’s been called worse. He is best known for his collections of short stories and poetry. Tackett’s writing has been called “…the bastard child of Charles Bukowski and Chuck Palahniuk.” It has also been called pure crap. Currently, he lives somewhere he doesn’t really want to. He would personally like to thank you for stopping by.
A note from Juliette: I love this group of authors as fellow members of the WPaD group. But I have to tell you up front that I would not be recommending these books if I didn’t know they were good. I’ve read big chunks of most of these books before they were published and I am impressed and inspired. Without Mandy and Nathan I doubt if I’d even be writing this blog.
More spring/summer reading to come on Vampire Maman!
~ Juliette aka Vampire Maman