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Science Fiction/Urban Fantasy Book Feature: Mage Catalyst by Christopher George @CGNovels


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Urban Fantasy, Science Fiction, Paranormal


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Devon had always just assumed that he was normal, just like everyone else. It wasn’t until he met Renee that he realized that he was something different – something dangerous. He is a Mage.

Led into a world of corruption and temptation Devon soon learns that there is always a price for power.

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Excerpt:

I’m not sure when I became the villain of my story. But I’m now quite certain that this is exactly what I’ve become. It is no more clear to me as I stand atop a destroyed car park looking over my home. The smoke from still smouldering buildings billow off into the distance, almost writing my name into the skyline, but I do not care. It is no more than a grim signature of the suffering that I’ve caused to those around me. My name is Devon Wills and I am a mage.


About the Author:

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As an avid science fiction and fantasy reader Christopher George has been immersing himself in books from a young age. In 2004 Christopher completed his Bachelor of Multimedia at Monash University and has been working as an IT professional ever since. He currently lives in Melbourne with his partner, her daughter and three cats.
Mage Catalyst is his first completed novel and was written in a variety of hotel rooms and airports across Australia. Catalyst is his first non-technical piece and he finds it much easier to write fiction than software documentation.
It’s also very recently come to light that he is simply awful at talking about himself in the third person.

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Other Books In This Series:

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Mage Accession is the much awaited sequel to the best seller Mage Catalyst.

Devon, sick with guilt, has fled from his home and into the Victorian high country, afraid that his actions would bring harm to those he cares for. Hurt and betrayed by Renee’s disappearance, Devon has made a vow to never use the magic again. It’s not that simple – It’s never that simple. Powerful enemies are seeking him out and Devon must determine who he wants to be. Can he have a life of peace that he desires? Or must he forsake his vow and turn to the magic once again. As he comes to terms with his power he realizes that he still has much to lose.

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Third in the series that Started with Mage Catalyst and then followed by Mage Accession.

Lost in rage and haunted by the death of his father, Devon vowed to avenge himself against his former Master and rescue Allie from his manipulations before he can corrupt her.

With his power increasing every day Devon has become a very real threat to those in power. Lost in obsession, Devon
doesn’t care who gets caught up in his wake as he takes his vengeance on those who wronged him.

As powerful forces begin to move against him, Devon is forced to recognize that while he is indeed powerful. He is not a Master yet.

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Make sure to read our interviews with Author Christopher George here and here!

Contemporary Fiction Feature: Five Nights in Harlem by Ron Lewis


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Religion & Spirituality/Atheism, Fiction


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Five Nights in Harlem will keep you entertained from beginning to end. Very interesting read about all the characters and their close proximity that they are all unaware of. Worth your time!!!!! –from Authors Reading website.

Karl Rowland was forced to make a split-second decision walking home one night when he saw that his friend was in danger. He hadn’t even been back to his favorite city for very long and already things were starting to go wrong. As a direct result of his intervening to save a friend, there are now two homicide detectives who are rapidly closing in on not only where he is, but what he is, a secret that he has kept hidden for a very long time. Forced to take extreme measures to survive, he decides to step up his game, but ardently refuses to leave behind the little criminal empire that he has just started build.

While attempting to keep a low profile at a local bar that he frequents, Karl overhears some of his fellow patrons discussing current events such as the refugee crisis in Europe, Islam, problems inherent with the mainstream news media, and how a politically incorrect screenwriter sitting nearby is planning on making a documentary regarding these issues; all the while they remain utterly clueless and unsuspecting of the extremely dangerous man sitting next to them. Feeling out of touch and isolated, Karl keeps his head down and tries to remain unnoticed, which is getting harder and harder for him to do as the years go by.

With the detectives rapidly starting to understand just who and what he really is, they are beginning to learn how he operates. And this time, the lead detective is both smarter and far more capable than anyone that he has ever gone up against before.

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Excerpt:

He turned to his right after hearing a familiar voice and the unmistakable laughter that could only come from a young woman. Altman remains quiet for a few moments while reveling in hearing his favorite fellow patron delivering one absurd and hilarious line after the next. He vaguely recognized the extremely attractive young blond woman who appeared to be quite tall, but thin like a model. A moment later he remembered who the woman was. “Pardon me my dear, but I have to congratulate you on your remarkable performance in your last play. It was quite brilliant I understand.”

Clarice Starling immediately recognizes Richard and smiles exhibiting her pearly whites in the process. “You saw my play! Didn’t see you in the audience.”

“Unfortunately my dear Clarice, I wasn’t able to attend for various reasons, but I did read a most positive review. Your role as Pony in ‘The Realistic Joneses’ was performed admirably by all accounts, not to mention that as I understand it, the whole cast did a remarkable job as well.”

Nathan Brown cuts in and yells a bit too loudly, “Richard my man, how is it hanging! Still keeping up with all that science and math stuff?”

“If I didn’t I would be out of a job Mr. Brown.”

“Hadn’t thought of that.”

“I know.”

Clarice busts up laughing and pokes Nathan in the ribs. “Now that is what I call a zinger!” She then turns to Richard and says, “Nathan here has been teaching me all about evolution, and how us Australian ladies share around ninety-eight percent of our DNA with chimps. So, is that a scientifically correct assessment?”

Altman pauses for a moment to gather his thoughts and replies, “Yes and no. There are genes and then there are genes.”

Nathan immediately interjects. “That doesn’t make any damn sense.”

Clarice punches Nathan playfully on the arm to get him to be quiet.

“There are junk genes which for the most part lay dormant, and then there are the active genes which comprise the majority of our neural networks and resulting cognitive behaviors. So therefore you could share an overwhelmingly high percentage of your DNA with say a chimpanzee, and at the same time have a much greater separation in both appearance, behavior, and cognitive processing capabilities than otherwise could be inferred from the total amount of shared genes would imply.”

Nathan adds almost in a cynical manner, “Sounds complicated. I don’t get it.”

Clarice looks up at her longtime friend and screenwriter Nathan Brown. “That’s a shocker.”

Altman then adds with yet another wry smile, “Think of it this way: humans and bananas share around fifty percent of the same DNA, and yet no one will be accused of being half banana, or thereby claim that a banana is essentially half human.”


Mystery Feature: In the Graveyard Antemortem by Stephen Stromp @StephenStromp


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Mystery, Suspense, Horror, Young Adult


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“An engaging, creepy mystery packed with emotion and heart. A fun novel with just the right amount of darkness.” - Scream Magazine

Winner of Amazon’s reader-powered Kindle Scout program. Seventeen-year-old Lisa Jacobs is determined to solve her father’s gruesome murder. But before she can investigate in her own small town, she is forced to spend the summer with her Uncle Clayton, the owner of Grand Hallow–a massive funeral and mortuary operation the size of a small city. Her move to Grand Hallow only deepens the mystery as she begins to suspect the strange and chilling occurrences there are linked to her father’s death. With the help of her acid-tongued best friend and deadbeat brother, Lisa must unravel the secrets of Grand Hallow–before it’s too late. In the Graveyard Antemortem is a mystery/suspense novel with a healthy dash of horror.

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Without warning, I felt a hand grasp my shoulder. “It’s the morgue,” said a deep voice directly behind me. Startled, I spun around to see a man who looked remarkably like my dad. The resemblance took my breath away. He smiled cautiously. It was my dad’s smile, the one that formed into a mischievous smirk no matter if any mischief was in fact intended. He had his same soft facial features, his salt-and-pepper hair, and his hazel eyes. It was uncanny. It was as if I were looking at my father all spruced up for a graduation or wedding, wearing a suit and clean-shaven. Only it wasn’t him. Just some pieces of his DNA. He held out his hand. And as I shook it, life came back to my stunned lungs. “Hello, Lisa. I’m Clayton.” He cleared his throat apprehensively. “Your Uncle Clayton.”
“Hello,” I replied meekly. “Thank you for all of this. I mean, taking care of my dad’s funeral.”
“It’s the least I could do,” he said while wringing his hands.
“You’re telling me,” snapped Tina. “A room next to the morgue?”
“I do apologize about that. If you and your friend would be more comfortable—”
“It’s fine,” I assured him. He adjusted his collar and looked down the hall behind him as if someone were watching from the shadows. He was pleasant, yet seemed preoccupied, his eyes shifting every which way. It could’ve just been his nerves. I imagined he was just as nervous meeting me as I was meeting him. Yet it also could’ve been because he was simply incredibly busy with the responsibilities that came with running such an enormous and complex place.
“So.” Tina couldn’t help herself. “Why did you want Lisa here so bad? She was just fine in Ruthsford, ya know.”
“Tina!” I protested, secretly wanting to hear his answer.


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About the Author:

stephen-stromp

My stories tend to have a dark twist. And I like to mix different genres depending on where the story takes me. I wrote a short novel titled ‘Cracking Grace,’ a dark fantasy that explores relationships, loss and spirituality. ‘In the Graveyard Antemortem’ is a mix of mystery, suspense and horror. Join my email list at www.stephenstromp.com to keep up-to-date on my new releases.

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Fantasy Romance Feature and Interview: The Door to Forever by Shirley Martin @mshirley1496


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Fantasy Romance


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The Land of Magic Book 2

Release Date: November 9, 2016

As a teenager, Kaylee suffered an attempted sexual assault. Now a woman, she remains fearful of men. She vows she’ll avoid the opposite sex.

When her dreams take her to an alternate world, a land of peace and harmony, she wishes she could stay in this world. There, a psychic with a crystal ball tells her she will find love, for he sees a man reaching out to her. He tells her she must learn to trust men.

Kaylee has no idea who this man is, and she knows she can never put her faith in a man. The memory from her teenage years is too painful.

Then she meets Logan. Will he be the man to change her mind? World-weary and cynical, Logan declares a respite from women. When he meets Kaylee, he knows she is a woman like no other. His head tells him to stay away from her, but his heart refuses to listen.

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Excerpt:

At the bottom of the steps, Logan looked down at her, desire mirrored in his eyes. He eased her to him and pressed her close to his chest, his body warm and strong against hers.
:”Kaylee!”
Ah, to be held in his arms, , his heart beating next to hers. They remained that way for countless seconds. Then he kissed her, long and passionately, a kiss like nothing she’d ever imagined, no, not in a million years Warmth spread throughout her body, such a new and wonderful sensation. Tempted to cling to him, she ached for him to hold her the rest of the night.
Too soon he released her, a look of longing in his eyes.


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About the Author:

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Born near Pittsburgh, Shirley Martin attended the University of Pittsburgh. After graduating from “Pitt”, she taught school for one year, then obtained a position as a flight attendant with Eastern Airlines. Based in Miami, she met her future husband there.  After raising three sons, she devoted her time to writing, something she had always wanted to do.

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 Interview:

How many books do you currently have published? 15

What has been your favorite book to write so far? Why? “The Door to Forever”. It blends a contemporary romance with a magical land. My heroine is strong and spunky. It’s a beautiful love story with action and adventure.

Are you currently working on a book? Will this be your next release? Not now, but I have ideas about what I want to write, which will be part of this series, Land of Magic.

What do you enjoy most about writing? Developing the characters.

Do you ever get writer’s block? If so, how do you deal with it? Yes. Usually a long walk in the fresh air will give me the answer I’m seeking.

Have you ever had one of your characters to take a twist you weren’t expecting and surprise you? All the time. My characters have a mind of their own. I figure they know best.

Which of your characters is your personal favorite? Least favorite? Why? My favorite character is Owen in “Forbidden Love” because he has so many obstacles to conquer before he can have the woman he loves.

So far, what has been your favorite scene to write? I’ve enjoyed writing all the scenes in “The Door to Forever.”

What lessons have you learned since becoming a writer? Do you have any tips for new writers? You have to keep to a schedule, barring illness or emergency. Pick a time of the day that is most convenient for you and stick to it. Write one book at a time.

If you were to recommend your books to a stranger, which book would you advise them to start with? Why? “Magic Mountain” is Book 1 in this series, Land of Magic. I’d suggest a reader start with that, then read “The Door to Forever” although you can read the latter without first reading “Magic Mountain.”

Do you have any extras you’d like to share, like a teaser about an upcoming new release, a summary of a deleted scene, or a teaser about a surprising plot twist or character? I’m planning another fantasy romance in the Land of Magic series. I might create a heroine who is a spy.

Let’s get to know you! What are some of your favorite books to read? I enjoy reading books by my fellow authors at Books We Love and enjoy reading books by Dean Koontz and Terry Brooks.

What about television shows? Movies? Mostly I watch the news on TV. As for movies, my favorites are the LOTR series, also “The Last of the Mohicans.”

Is there a book that you have read that you feel has made a big impact on your life? Why? Too many to name.

Can readers find you at any live events, such as book signings or conventions? I hope to attend the Romantic Times convention in Atlanta in May.

If you had to sum up your life as a writer in ten words, what would you say? A writer who loves to write. (less than ten,but that sums it up.)

Do you have anything else you’d like to share with readers? Would love to have them go to Amazon and click on Books, then type in Shirley Martin.. My website is http://shirleymartinauthor.com/


Science Fiction Book Feature: Tumbleweeds by Louis Psaltiras


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Science Fiction/Horror/Apocalyptic/Science Fiction Horror


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Release Date: October 5, 2016

In 1960, an alien object crashes from space to a remote rural farm in a sparsely populated town of Yarrawonga, Australia. Strange and macabre unexplained incidents begin occurring amongst the town’s population— murders, humans undergoing alien mutations, and zombie attacks are frequent, then the incidents abruptly stop!
Decades later the macabre murders and alien mutations resurface. The Pappas siblings Olivia, a forensic coroner; Daniel, a physics professor; and Addison, a law enforcement officer begin to investigate. They suspect an alien conspiracy involving innocuous looking Tumbleweeds.
Is the alien object the catalyst for all this evil? Or is this part of an invasion involving a sophisticated alien race? Who will believe Olivia, Daniel and Addison? Who will stop this evil? Government super powers are alerted around the world, to do battle against the annihilation of the human race…

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