June 2017Diamond LakeMartha Lynn CarrollA stubborn peasant girl who speaks her mind, Kyleigh spends her strenuous days keeping house and caring for her uncle’s ten children. Although she bears the gift of foresight, she foresees no end to her life of poverty and drudgery. When an elven seer from afar tells Kyleigh she is the girl destined to save the elves from impending war with the Banished, Kyleigh is stunned into disbelief. Nevertheless, she accepts this daunting quest and undergoes intense training in hopes of preventing the enemy from finding a lost-long divine artifact—the life-granting diamond Lyn’Athai.

Captivated by an alluring elven woodsman she meets in the forest, Kyleigh renews her determination to become a powerful seer so she can try to save his people. Her failure to prevent the Banished from gaining a terrifying weapon—one with the potential to create an army of flesh-eating blood revenants—sends Kyleigh and her companions on a desperate hunt to track it down. Should the Banished find Lyn’Athai, all hope is lost—not only for the elves, but for all of Ethyn.
June 2017Forward To The PastAndrew J. WestAre we staring down the barrel of the apocalypse?

With unstable leaders with odd haircuts who have their fingers on the nuclear buttons, ISIS terrorists who lust for the end of the world and environmental catastrophe looming, who could possibly save us from the apocalypse? The answer is Hanumān the flying monkey warrior and company, that’s who…

In his new novel, Time Beings I: Forward to the Past, Andrew J. West sets up a scenario where mythic characters from Hindu mythology try to turn the wheel of time away from the imminent apocalypse.

Hanumān the monkey general and Vibhīṣana the seer travel through time saving (or not!) the likes of Christopher Columbus and Ernest Shackleton (the Antarctic explorer) to keep humanity alive.

Andrew J. West is originally from Australia and one of the most fascinating incidents in this journey concerns a little-known incident in which Australian Aboriginals fought a pitched battle in open plain warfare against the invading British redcoats during the 1820s.

“I wanted to shed a light into the past in a unique way which would allow young people and adults alike to learn and enjoy history,” said the author. “I’ve been teaching and writing in Thailand for over a decade now so I wanted to take characters from their mythology and mix them into the history of other countries.”

Forward to the Past is the first of a trilogy of adventures in which Hanumān and friends fight off the forces of apocalyptic destruction… Stay tuned for Time Beings II: The Wrath of Kali and Time Beings III: Edge of Yesterday.

Andrew J. West is also well-known in the Thai art scene, particularly for his many art reviews for Bangkok Post and for authoring Thai Neotraditional Art (2015) and Destiny to Imagination: Prateep Kochabua (2013).
June 2017A Souvenir From ElanthiaDominic MilesThe Hub was where all the knowledge of the Inner Planets was stored and Robyn had spent half her life inputting information into its electronic data banks. The Hub was infallible, everyone knew that. It never made mistakes and always told the truth.

Or, at least, that’s what Robyn believed. Until the day she was asked to look into the history of Elanthia. An inconsequential, scruffy little planet, she was told, of no real consequence. But if that was true, why had the official version of the planet’s history been falsified, why had the true facts been suppressed?

The real story, when Robyn eventually uncovered it, was so dangerous that she had to escape Hanis and flee to Elanthia, where she started to discover the truth about the planet’s recent past.
June 2017How To Kill A DemonMoonie AllenStep 1: Abandon all previous sense of reality.

Step 2: Choose an opponent.

Step 3: Acknowledge that said chosen opponent is a blood-thirsty demon intent on killing you first.

Step 4: At the same time, acknowledge how completely and utterly incompetent you are for this task.

Step 5: Panic.

June 2017Price Of EdenBrian BurtIn the final installment of the Aquarius Rising trilogy, tensions between Humans and Aquarians have reached the boiling point. In Book 1, Redeemer Edmund Bryce unleashes the Medusa Plague that entombs Aquarian reef-cities in stone as he strives to restore the scorched lands of the Barrens to health at the expense of the oceans. Ocypode, an Aquarian Atavism who serves as Chief Lorekeeper of Phylamook Reef, and his motley collection of comrades manage to stop Bryce and avert disaster. In Book 2, Megalops, an Aquarian biosculptor, is driven mad with grief by the slaughter of his mate and daughter in the wake of the Medusa Massacres. His relentless quest for vengeance leads him to unleash the Vendetta Virus against Redeemer enclaves and causes Aquarius to erupt into civil war.

Ocypode and his friends foil Megalops, but not without tragic casualties that spur a Redeemer ally to reveal everything about Earth's covert warfare to the public. Instead of shaming the combatants to sue for peace, these revelations inspire desperation on both sides and trigger an escalation of hostilities that threatens to destroy all humanoid life on the embattled planet. The tribes of whales sing an ancient prophecy of the Storm-Slayer, a legendary child of Mother Earth and Mother Ocean who is destined to defuse the conflict and save the world. Ocypode's cetacean friends believe he is that mythic figure. Destiny weighs heavily on Ocypode's shoulders as he struggles to forge an alliance between the scattered, distrustful child species of humanity, as well as the Human Guardians beneath the waves and the Human Redeemers dedicated to resurrection of the land, to chart a path to peace.

Both sides resort to waging war by proxy, using barbaric hordes of reptilian Saurians and brutal smart-sharks to commit atrocities against victims on land and sea. War demands sacrifice. Ocypode understands this all too well and is willing to pay in blood... but how steep is the price of peace? And can the world afford to pay it?
May 2017OtherworldlyMark Halliday

In the 23rd century a young woman disillusioned with the sterile life of a utopian society is taken on a profound journey of self discovery and personal transformation. She encounters a wealth of powerful secrets, from the hidden depths of Edinburgh’s underground to the devastating revelation within a forbidden region.


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May 2017

A submarine battle rages around the New Richmond bubble dome in Seatopia as the Unified fleet fights to gain a crucial supply line a few months after taking over New Charlotte; Raymond Kildare and Marcus Taylor engage enemy drones as they maneuver their new, single pilot fighter subs through combat-filled water. They’re joined by Lieutenant Colonel Miranda Ulmo and her formidable Marine Emergency Reactive Military Aid unit. Dr. Prapti Gupta and Dr. Brendan Kim (from a group of rogue scientists called The Greek Chorus) command their attack subs toward the city so they can deploy two special, sentient computer programs on a mission to take down the city’s defenses.

Meanwhile, Chad Fullerton and Elizabeth Chastain are pariahs in the Seatopia plutocracy following Pharmadyne’s downfall, but they have one remaining asset: The Eye of Odin, an extraterrestrial artifact discovered in an ancient chamber beneath the Mariana Trench. The seemingly intelligent device can read minds and is the most effective information-gathering tool ever known, among many other powers yet to be uncovered. Chad and Liz’s endeavor to sell the Eye to the highest corporate bidder sets off a race to use and study the device, and it falls into the hands of an eccentric corporate overlord obsessed with joining the Eye’s powers with the mysterious living hologram named Kephera.

Filled with action, adventure, and romance in a dystopian future where the wealthy live under the ocean while the poor live a life of vigilant struggle on land, The Eye of Odin is a fast-paced novel that continues the Seatopia saga but can also be appreciated as a stand-alone adventure for those who haven’t read the first book.

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May 2017

Jack and Carl meet every Sunday to ghost hunt for Crucifixion Mary, the local ghost on the Southwest side of Chicago. Every Sunday they to record EVP’s but never get one, they take pictures with their digital cameras but only end up with photographs of headstones and mausoleums. By tradition, they go to the bar across the street from Crucifixion Cemetery, Mary’s stomping ground, and examine the findings over a couple of beers.

Then on one Sunday, Carl plays his tape recorder to hear a young woman pleading “help me” aside from the usual car horns and airplanes flying overhead they usually hear from the hunt. What follows consists of the men going from the hunters to the hunted as Mary zero’s in on the two middle-aged men, their family and friends.

Smoke and Mirrors takes the reader through Crucifixion Mary’s murder spree, both in the present and the past, as she kills indiscriminately throughout the decades after her untimely death. Jack and Carl realize they must send her to the other side or end up in Crucifixion Cemetery themselves.

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