Thursday, September 25, 2014

Mysterious Islands! The Island Builders by Steve Peek #amreading #apocalypticfiction

A friend of mine posted something about this book on Facebook (jeez, I've been talking about Facebook a lot lately), and I was so intrigued by the premise that I begged the author for a review copy, which he graciously gave me.

Get this. You wake up one morning, and all of a sudden, along every coastline in the world, there are new islands that appeared overnight. Cool idea right? What in the world is going on!?!?

I was so intrigued that I have been more excited to start this book than any I've read in a a long time. So that's what hooked me. I'm so into ideas of the unexpected and unexplained. I LOVED this concept.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Australian zombies! Metanoia by Rachel Tsoumbakos #amreading #zombies


I belong to a Facebook group for Australian authors. I like to support independent authors and although I am technically not Australian, I also like to support Australian authors. It's hard to get recognized down under, yo.

So a few weeks ago I was jonesing for something dystopian to read, and I went to my group and said, "Hey, pitch me your dystopian novels!"

Several were pitched and I did purchase a few that night. This is one of them. It is a kind of different take on the whole zombie story theme. I liked the author's creativity and how she set up her dystopian world. I liked that it was set in Australia. I liked that the main character was an assassin who had been sent to kill her ex-husband.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Lifeboat by A.B. Shepherd is on sale for just $.99 for a limited time!

If you haven't gotten your hands on Lifeboat yet, now is your chance to get it at a 75% discount!

For a limited time it is only $.99 for your Kindle or Kindle app. Pick up your copy today! (Price is correct at time of post - please verify before purchase.)

Just click here to find it on Amazon.

A science fiction/suspense tale with heart. Climb aboard the Lifeboat. You will be swept away.


Cass has lost everything; her husband, her son, and her will to live. She walks in the dark when sleep eludes her. One sleepless summer night she spies a UFO and discovers a new obsession.
It gives much-needed focus to her empty life.

When natural disasters destroy the Earth, Cass and other survivors are rescued and taken to a new world where the human race can begin anew. But something is wrong here. This may not be the paradise they've been promised. Survivors are vanishing without a trace.

Can Cass unravel the riddle in time to save herself?

Friday, September 12, 2014

Where does sci-fi author Taylor Hohulin get his story ideas? #guestpost #themarian

Taylor Hohulin is a DJ at a Christian rock radio station in Dallas. He lives in Arlington with his wife, two cats, and a dog. He is the least attractive member of the household. (His words, not mine.) :)

He is also the author of the sci-fi novels Alpha (you can read my review of Alpha here) and the soon-to-be released book, The Marian.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Jesse Sullivan is back with a giveaway! Dying by the Hour by @koryshrum #giveaway #amreading #bookreview


I enjoyed Dying for a Living (you can read my review for that here) so much that when Kory Shrum  asked me if I wanted an advanced review copy of its sequal - Dying by the Hour - I said, "F**K YEAH!" Literally.

Then, as most of you know, I had a couple of personal crises and I had real trouble reading for awhile. Sadly, it took me over a month to read this book and that is NOT a reflection on the book itself. I really did enjoy it. It's a great story and I am a fan.

Kory is generously giving away copies of her books and you can enter to win by following these Rafflecopter instructions!

a Rafflecopter giveaway



Jesse is still dying for a living and the Church is still set on killing off the NRDs. All of our favorite characters the first book return in this sequel - Brinkly, Lane, Gloria and last, but not least, Allie. Oh! And Winston the pug is back too.

Dying by the Hour is slightly darker than Dying for a Living. There is more danger here, and more intrigue as well. It's hard to know who to trust, but as far as stories go that is a good thing because it keeps you guessing.

My only complaint about Dying for the Hour is that I was hoping for a bit more of a show-down at the end, but maybe that will come in book three of this awesome series.

If you haven't read Dying for a Living, you should. And if you have, you definitely want to read Dying by the Hour. Kory M. Shrum is a great and very imaginative writer. I interviewed her shortly after the release of her first book, Dying for a Living. You can read that interview here.

Don't want to wait to get your hands on these books? Click here to find Dying for a Living and here to find Dying by the Hour on Amazon.

Book Blurb:
After 83 deaths, Jesse Sullivan knows how to die. As a Necronite, she is one of the population’s rare 2% who can serve as a death replacement agent, dying so others don’t have to. But using her NRD to save lives is why she’s being hunted.

For Ally Gallagher, death is permanent. If she fails to protect Jesse again, there will be no third attempt. After a quiet year the signs of serious danger have returned. People connected to Jesse are disappearing. Her home is vandalized and threatening messages are turning up in the safest of places.

Then Jesse is taken and Ally has only hours to get her back. But no salvation comes without its price.


About the author:Kory M. Shrum lives in Michigan with her partner and a ferocious guard pug. She has dabbled in everything from fortune telling to martial arts and when not reading or writing, she can be found teaching, traveling, and wearing a gi. She is author of the urban fantasy novels Dying for a Living and Dying by the Hour. She'd love to hear from you on Facebook, Twitter, or her blog: www.korymshrum.com