Featured Book: Shepherds by J Drew Brumbaugh

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In the future, with the oceans dying, Olga is engineered from birth to live at sea and work for a giant seafood company. She is lonely and jealous of her married shipmates, thinking that she’ll never meet a man in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. Fate has other plans and will drop an industrious, independent fisherman in her lap. That would be great except there are people looking to kill them both. How will they survive long enough to know if they are the perfect match?
Toivo, is struggling trying to make a living catching what few wild tuna are left in the ocean and even though he has the help of two dolphins, things are not going so well. If he only knew the danger he was sailing into and what the fates had in store.
Action, adventure and romance wrapped up in a near-future science fiction account that might be possible and suggests one way that seafood can remain plentiful in the face of rising over-fishing.

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Featured Book: Earth & Sky by Megan Crewe

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Seventeen-year-old Skylar has been haunted for as long as she can remember by fleeting yet powerful sensations that something is horribly wrong. But despite the visions of disaster that torment her, nothing ever happens, and Sky’s beginning to think she’s crazy. Then she meets a mysterious, otherworldly boy named Win and discovers the shocking truth her premonitions have tapped into: that our world no longer belongs to us. For thousands of years, life on Earth has been at the mercy of alien scientists who care nothing for humans and are using us as the unwitting subjects of their time-manipulating experiments. Win belongs to a rebel faction seeking to put a stop to it, and he needs Skylar’s help to save the world and keep the very fabric of reality together. Megan Crewe’s latest tale takes readers on a mind-bending journey through time with a cast of unforgettable characters.

“Earth & Sky will sweep you away on an unputdownable adventure.” -Morgan Rhodes, New York Times bestselling author of Falling Kingdoms

An OLA Young Adult Best Bet for 2014

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Featured Book: The Vanguard by SJ Griffin

VanguardCover-329x500“a genuinely original and genre-busting novel combining speculative, fantasy and science fiction writing to great effect” The Bookbag

‘And so a time will come to pass when the vanguard will emerge from the underground to battle the forces of darkness for the first of the final times. There will be five to face these foes. One to speak in tongues, one to cleanse in flame, one to stand beyond sight, one to read beyond the veil and one to move the earth.’
In the city that will not drown but cannot swim, Sorcha Blades keeps her head above water by wheeling, dealing and stealing. But when an accident gifts her and four friends with talents their world has never seen, they must take a stand against the angels and their acolytes before everything they never knew they cared about is swept away.

The Vanguard is the first book in The Vanguard Trilogy. Books two and three are also available now.

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Featured Book: Veil of Secrecy by RM Alexander

veilofsecrecy_500-1Rachel Brackett arrives in Sullivan, Montana with simple goals: relocate, settle an estate, and manage her own antique store. Her parents and friends back home called it running away. That’s just fine with her.

Rachel’s curiosity leads her into the forest, and she finds creatures who know more about her ominous heritage than she does. The creatures only exist in nightmares – grotesque mutants and shapeshifters. They seek vengeance for hideous crimes in genetic engineering, and Rachel is the prime target for retribution. While Rachel searches for the truth behind the family she never knew, a bounty hunter stalks her every move. Only Leonardo, a figure shrouded in the shadows, offers protection. A were lion with the perfect blend of human and feline features. Terrifying. Impossible. Alluring.

When Rachel’s home is ripped apart and a friend attacked, it’s clear there is no safe haven. She is no longer running from her past, but trying to survive to make it to her future.

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Featured Book: Vaporized by Simon Rosser

content-4394559-DIGITAL_BOOK_THUMBNAILAN INEXPLICABLE CELESTIAL EVENT…
EARTH’S WATER VAPORIZED…
CIVILIZATION IN RUINS…

For Amber Lee, a lawyer working in London, the thought of the approaching long bank holiday weekend fills her with joy. A chance to catch up with friends, and generally relax. But as the weekend gets underway, news starts filtering through of unidentified objects entering Earth’s atmosphere. As Saturday morning unfolds, Amber will soon wish that the long weekend never arrived…

An Inexplicable Celestial Event…

When the two unidentified objects are tracked heading towards Earth’s polar regions, NORAD, launches interceptor ballistic missiles to neutralize the threat. The incoming objects appear to take evasive action however, and ground-based seismographs confirm that the objects have actually landed at the poles.

Earth’s Water Vaporized…

Amber awakes in the middle of the night following a disturbing dream. The next morning, she, along with the rest of the world, hears about the strange, and unique, celestial event that occurred during the early hours of the morning.

Civilization In Ruins…

24 hours after the event, things take a sinister turn. Amber notices weird phenomena occurring in the luxury apartment building she is renting from her absent uncle. Water seems to be defying gravity, and the building appears to be abandoned. Amber quickly realizes that a cataclysm of immeasurable proportion has struck London, and she sets off on a quest to reach home, and to find out what has happened. She soon discovers however, that the world may have changed forever, and her journey home soon turns into a fight for her very survival…

Vaporized, is for anyone who enjoys a mix of science fiction, adventure, thrills and horror. Suspend your disbelief for a while, jump into Amber’s shoes and enjoy the ride…!

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Featured Book: The Stone Thread First Chronicle by J.R. Evangelisti

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About The Stone Thread First Chronicle by J.R. Evangelisti

Dr. Elizabeth Wellstrom risks everything, her career, her life, and her love in an attempt to uncover the truth about a murderer who appears to transcend time.

In 1980 her scientific study becomes a fight between good and evil, and a struggle between sanity and falling into madness. A harrowing suspenseful story unfolds. This is a fast paced intricate plot with many discussion points that will intrigue book club members or the individual reader.
This is part one of a series that takes place in 1980 A.D. and continues far into the future. The second novel (The Stone Thread Second Chronicle) in the series takes place in the year 3000 A.D.

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The Atomic Sea: Part One by Jack Conner

TheAtomicSea_1563x2500-FIFTY-PERCENTImagine the epic fantasy adventure of “Lord of the Rings” blended with the cosmic strangeness of China Mieville or Jeff Vandermeer, and you’ll have some idea of the wonders and delights awaiting you in “The Atomic Sea”, a brand-new series by bestselling author Jack Conner.

A thousand years ago, the sea changed, becoming strange and unnatural, and in the process transforming the world. Now, with the Empire of Octung plunging the world into a terrible war, only one man — Dr. Francis Avery — and his rag-tag band have a hope of ending the chaos and, once and for a all, uncovering the mystery of the Atomic Sea.

Dr. Avery is out on the sea serving as the doctor aboard a whaling ship when a most curious patient is brought to him — a beautiful woman fished out of the Atomic Se, who has survived the horrors and poisons of the water, and who carries a secret that could either save the world or damn it. At the same time, murders have been occurring aboard the ship — there’s a spy for Octung aboard. If Avery doesn’t save the woman from the killer and help her achieve her ends, the whole world will be plunged into nightmare.

This is just the beginning of the incredible adventure waiting in “The Atomic Sea: Part One”.

Targeted Age Group:: adults

What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
I’m a huge fan of both H. P. Lovecraft and Star Wars. What to do? Create a giant, action-packed epic fantasy / science fiction adventure series featuring (in the dim, barely-glimpsed background) looming horrors from other dimensions.

How is writing SciFi different from other genres?
SciFi must be mind-blowing. Otherwise, what’s the point?
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Featured SciFi Book: Silo Saga: Hoarder in the Down Deep by Marilyn Peake

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About Silo Saga: Hoarder in the Down Deep by Marilyn Peake

It’s against the law to have children without winning the lottery. Implanted with a birth control device as required by law, Evangeline Hubbard, a dirt farmer in the down deep, discovers that implants sometimes fail. But in a world strictly controlled by the authorities, one pays a terrible price for tampering with the established order. Consumed by fear and madness after things go horribly wrong, Evangeline hoards in order to hang onto things. She adds them to the nest she’s building in the down deep.

HOARDER IN THE DOWN DEEP is a novelette based on the best-selling WOOL series by Hugh Howey, and was written with his permission. It’s set in the time when Sheriff Holston and his wife Allison had won the lottery, giving them one year to conceive a child. Investigating the case of Evangeline Hubbard, Sheriff Holston and Mayor Jahns are unprepared for what they find. HOARDER IN THE DOWN DEEP explores how psychological issues and emotional pain can lead to hoarding. It also explores the mental strain placed on women who have lost control over their own reproductive processes.

When Marilyn Peake emailed Hugh Howey about writing a fan fiction story that would introduce a hoarder into the silo world of his WOOL universe, he quickly wrote back: “Love the idea!” That made her entire day. It still makes her smile. Marilyn is a serious fan of Hugh Howey’s writing. She’s in awe of his writing skills and the incredible science fiction world he developed in the WOOL, SHIFT, and DUST books of his SILO SAGA.

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Featured Book: H.A.L.F.: The Deep Beneath by Natalie Wright

HALFTheDeepBeneath_cover_final-500x800H.A.L.F. 9 has taken his first breath of desert air and his first steps in the human world. Created to be a weapon, he proved too powerful for his makers, hidden from humans and sedated. But H.A.L.F. 9 has escaped the underground lab he called home, and the sedation has worn off. He has never been more alive. More powerful. Or more deadly.

Erika Holt longs to ride her motorcycle east until pavement gives way to shore. She bides her time until graduation when she’ll escape the trailer she shares with her alcoholic mother and memories of her dead father. But a typical night in the desert with friends thrusts Erika into a situation more dangerous than she ever imagined.

Circumstances push the two together, and each must make a fateful choice. Will Erika help H.A.L.F. 9 despite her “don’t get involved” rule? And will H.A.L.F. 9 let Erika live even though he was trained to kill?

The two may need to forget their rules and training if either is to survive the dangers of the deep beneath them.

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Joseph and the Mutant Killers by John Martinez Hulsey

JandMk-Cover-RGB-01As the Earth struggles to survive, the first genetically enhanced humans are born to help search the cosmos for new resources, but soon cloned man and the humans spawn a new species, one that is physically and mentally stronger than either of their creators – the Neosapiens. Not all of these “mutants” seek peace and soon a brutal, bloody war wages across interstellar space. The only ones who can stop them are Joseph and the Mutant Killers.

Targeted Age Group:: 15-99

What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
Watching sci-fi and fantasy movies, and anime of the 1980’s and 90’s was a huge inspiration. I also remember running home after school and putting the needle on the record of 2001: A Space Odyssey’s soundtrack and thinking of cool sci-fi scenarios and characters.

How is writing SciFi different from other genres?
Science fiction is something that hasn’t happened yet… so it’s up to the narrator to display it to the readers.
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