The Shadow of Woodmyst (The Woodmyst Chronicles Book 6)

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The Shadow of Woodmyst, by Robert E. Kreig

Alice Warde is a young lady who has recently discovered powers she didn’t know she had. And she needs them as her home and world are being threatened by multiple enemies. The Shadow of Woodmyst is the sixth volume in The Woodmyst Chronicles. Author Robert E. Kreig has written an intriguing and absorbing a fantasy epic that is hard to put down.
“And now the colours have appeared again.” Gruloch looked to the travellers. “The Black Witch rules from Woodmyst.” Alice felt her stomach tighten. “How do you know this?” she asked. “The words on the wind speak frequently to one another,” he told her. “I listen to their tales. I listened to how a young girl with strange abilities was shunned by her own and sent into exile. I listened to how that young girl became a leader of a nation and willingly opened her homeland to others seeking refuge. I listened to how she defeated my warriors and frightened my dragons with sorcery. “I so wanted to meet this girl. I needed to see this one the shadows talked about. I must admit that I knew far more about you than I originally led you to believe, Alice.”
Oh yes, there are dragons! In an unexpected event, Alice is given the gift of a baby dragon.
Alice breathed a deep sigh as she looked upon her gift. The dragon inched towards her, lowering its head submissively as it chirped. She placed her hands upon its snout again and rubbed the scales above its nostrils. A soft, soothing rattle resonated from its chest as it fell into a deep sleep. “I have a dragon,” Alice said to herself.

Recommended for those who love fantasy and for those on the fence with this genre, try it. It’s a well-written action adventure by a gifted writer who knows how to write dialogue. He also is a master at descriptions that pull you in and won’t let you out. You’ll be thinking about this story and the well-developed characters long after you’ve finished this book. You could read this book as a standalone, but you will be eager to read the rest of the story. I didn’t want it to end and eagerly await the next installment.

Spy School     

Can an undercover nerd become a superstar agent? Ben Ripley sure hopes so—and his life may depend on it!

Ben Ripley may only be in middle school, but he’s already pegged his dream job: C.I.A. or bust. Unfortunately for him, his personality doesn’t exactly scream “secret agent.” In fact, Ben is so awkward, he can barely get to school and back without a mishap. Because of his innate nerdiness, Ben is not surprised when he is recruited for a magnet school with a focus on science—but he’s entirely shocked to discover that the school is actually a front for a junior C.I.A. academy. Could the C.I.A. really want him?

Actually, no. There’s been a case of mistaken identity—but that doesn’t stop Ben from trying to morph into a supercool undercover agent, the kind that always gets the girl. And through a series of hilarious misadventures, Ben realizes he might actually be a halfway decent spy…if he can survive all the attempts being made on his life!

Willow of Ashes: NecroSeam Chronicles | Book One     

A Reaper's Creed. An ancient Prophecy. And a soul trapped in the wrong body.

Just as a young necromancer named Xavier began his Reaper Knight training, he was flung off a cliff by an assassin sent to kill the Princess of Death. Xavier vanished into the ocean, but his NecroSeam somehow stitched itself to another living vessel, connecting his soul to someone who shared half his necromantic ability... his twin brother.

The coexisting twins journey to a foreign Realm in search of Xavier’s missing body, unexpectedly crossing paths with a sister Reaper sent by a mysterious Oracle who believes the twins have a role to play in the world’s future. But before they can return to normal again, the Reapers must battle colossal dragons and legions of soul-eating, undead creatures controlled by an ancient Demon Queen. The quest for Xavier’s body is put on hold when things escalate into full-out war with the demons. As Death Knights-in-training they took an oath, and now there’s more than one soul to save.

On The Fault

For those who bring war without necessity
From those who forevermore
Bear it.
A necessary war, what would that be? doubtfully one waged by the most powerful nation on earth against one of the tiniest and poorest; and for some ten years.
We Americans are always acutely aware of our own casualty counts. We have not, however, shown the same concern regarding the Vietnamese, both civilian and uniformed, killed or wounded or driven insane, in the conflagration. One million, two, three millions? 
The opinions and emotions the war triggered divided the American citizenry as few things have.
But On The Fault was not written to address any of these matters. It is simply an attempt to afford the willing reader an opportunity to feel what those who fought in that war felt, in the simple hope that America’s involvement in Vietnam would be properly remembered, so that a future gang of reckless fools at the top might be deterred from repeating the horror of a war that need not happen.
Even wars waged with the noblest of causes breed a kind of free-floating hatred – the trickle-down poison that can pollute and saturate even the most high-minded of nations. What of one fought without even the slightest justification? 
All that killing and mayhem; where does it go?
Whether all-volunteer or conscripted, isn’t it always the little people who carry water for the rich and the powerful? Are you of draft age? Are you registered with Selective Service? Do you have a child or a grandchild of draft age? Do you ever think about the worthiness of our recent wars – these undeclared, unconstitutional military actions? Or do you care? Beware, there could very well be another draft should our adventurism slide completely out of control.

Author Bio

Ronald J. Wichers was born in Lake Ronkonkoma New York in 1947. He attended Catholic School until 1965, studied History and literature at the University of Nevada at Las Vegas until being drafted into the United States Army in 1970. He was assigned to a rifle company in the 25th Infantry Division in Vietnam and, after sustaining severe wounds in a gun battle, including the loss of his left am, was awarded the Purple Heart Medal, the Army Commendation Medal for Heroism and the Bronze Star Medal.

Karma's Envoy (Publication Review)

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Karma’s Envoy by Kevan Houser

Todd is a grown man living in San Francisco in 2013, in love, getting by, just a regular guy. He goes to sleep one night and wakes up as an 8-year-old boy, Peter. It is now 1962 and he’s found himself living in a trailer in Oregon. He tries to make the best of the sudden change, going to school, coping with his new chain-smoking, depressed mother and the strange new world he’s in. Just when he is becoming familiar with the new people and time, he’s whisked back to 2013.
A woman, breathless, burst into the room. Apparently having just stepped out of a fifties TV show. A plainer version of June Lockhart, circa Timmy and Lassie maybe, with permed chestnut hair, plaid Gingham dress, white apron. Unlike Timmy’s TV mother, this woman sported emerald green cat-eye glasses and carried a lit cigarette. I took a good look, then my eyes slammed shut and my head hit the pillow.
He hires a private detective to get any information on the people he had met in Oregon to see what happened to them and if it’s possible to contact anyone. One evening, the detective calls to say he has lots of information on them and Todd would be getting a package the next morning with all the facts. However, when the morning comes, Todd is Peter again.
I surreptitiously studied this vintage mom-bot as I wolfed down my decidedly nonvegetarian breakfast. Who eats bacon and eggs and hash browns for breakfast anymore? Who has time to do all that cooking? She kept fussing over me with her mom patter like I was a fragile snowflake. Reminding me that I was her big boy now. Either she really was my mother, or she was as good an actress as the June Lockhart she vaguely resembled. How could I not know her, not even recognize her? Maybe I’d suffered a weird little-kid stroke that gave me amnesia?
And so goes a back and forth mystery for Todd/Peter who begins to suspect there’s a reason this is happening. There is something evil in young Peter’s life and Todd is the only one who sees it and the only one who could do anything about it. The parts that are in the 1960s are so well depicted that you feel disoriented yourself when he pops back into the modern world.
The condo felt magically big and quiet and clean and neat after living in that dumpy little trailer for three months. And the food! Fresh produce, real coffee, real bread, real cheese, real chocolate. I kept sacking the refrigerator, plundering more and more goodies to shove in my face, stretching breakfast into brunch. Finally stuffed, I poured myself one more cup of Peet’s French roast and stretched out on the sofa facing the floor-to-ceiling window. After so much time away, the view was surreal. I’d honestly thought I’d never see it again.
Author Kevan Houser has written a book with an original concept and a very thorough depiction of a person trying to make sense of madness.  Karma’s Envoy is a book that grabs you from the very start and is genuinely hard to put down.

Recommended for readers of mystery and fantasy. Not recommended for younger readers as there are some graphic depictions of a sexual nature which might be disturbing to some. 

Horror Stories: Terrifyingly Real Stories of Unsolved Cases – True Horror and Chilling Murders        

Discover disturbing and bizarre murders and disappearances that still remain unsolved!

Warning: All of the stories in this book have been verified as TRUE! These are not hoaxes – they are backed up by FACTS. Warning: may be disturbing for some!

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Discover freakish, unsolved cases in Hannah J. Tidy’s Horror Stories: Terrifyingly Real Stories ofUnsolved Cases.  All of these cases remain unsolved mysteries that continue to intrigue and perplex us.
In this new edition, Horror Stories by Hannah J. Tidy, you’ll discover a very disturbing incident that occurred in a girl scout camp.

Here’s an excerpt from the book:

Girl Scout Slayings- Most will agree that nothing is quite as horrific as when grievous harm comes to children. Unfortunately, we are all too aware that there are some individuals out there who make it their mission in life to hurt the little ones.
These inhuman deeds are made even worse when the culprit remains beyond the reach of justice. One such tragedy shocked Mayes County, Oklahoma on June 13, 1977. The girls were staying at camp along with many other children and camp personnel. One night, a counselor was suddenly awakened by strange screams, the likes of which she had never heard before. The counselor later described the sound as an unidentified animal resembling some kind of a cross between a bullhorn and a frog. The woman proceeded outside to investigate with a flashlight. The low, disturbing sound continued, stopping only when she would flash the light. After the noise stopped and nothing out of the ordinary could be seen, the counselor decided to go back to sleep. What she discovered the next morning would change her life forever.  As she approached the children’s tents… Download to get the whole story!

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Smoothen Silky: Demon Fighting Pimp (Grindhouse Chronicles Book 1)     

Pimps. Demons. Midgets with Chainsaws

Demon fighting never looked this good. Smoothen Silky and his rag tag band of Agents gear up to fight their most intense adversary yet; a Legendary Demon hell bent on destroying the human race.

Smoothen Silky: Demon Fighting Pimp is the first volume in the Grindhouse Chronicles series. These books are heavily inspired by Grindhouse Cinema and are filled with eclectic heroes, unique villains and over the top violence. If you love those movies then you’ll love the Grindhouse Chronicles.

Brooklyn's Song     

--Tied for 1st runner up for a 2016 Swirl award.--

"Brooklyn Peirce has just witnessed an attempted assassination, and Detective Song Kai and his partner, Detective Mattice Blake, are on the case.

But as the story progresses, sparks begin to develop between Brooklyn and Song, providing the reader with a storyline overflowing with sensuality, compassion and romance amidst the onset of drama, tension, suspicion, deception and murder and an explosive ending, which you will never see coming."

Author Vivienne Diane Neal

Phoenyx in Flames     

Book one in a brand new series by Author Daisy St. James.

"Any last words?" She asked, almost sweetly.

"Phoenyx," the vampire hissed.

There weren’t any second chances for the undead in situations like these, at least not by her standards. Especially not after having the audacity to try and take her out. That was the biggest no-no of all. When that happened, you paid with your life––or un-life, so to speak. Silently, she pulled the pin and launched the grenade at his feet. It exploded on impact, sending the living corpse in every direction but South.

Phoenyx smiled coldly. "I love it when they say my name."

As a child, Jane heard voices. Felt what others could feel. 

She was witness to the things that went bump in the night and could tell a person's deepest, darkest thoughts with only a touch. Until tragedy changed her life completely, thrusting her into the care of Hutton Grimshaw.

Esteemed chair member of The Order of the Flame, Hutton does what he must. Training young Jane to be the one thing the shadows feared. Now, at the age of twenty-five, she is known as Phoenyx, the world's deadliest supernatural assassin. 


Samantha Mishra opens her eyes and discovers she's alone and injured in the thick of a jungle. She has no idea where she is, or what happened to the plane taking her and the rest of the Drake Rosemont fencing team across the Pacific for a tournament. Once Sam connects with her best friend, Mel, and they find the others, they set up shelter and hope for rescue. But as the days pass, the teens realize they're on their own, stranded on an island with a mysterious presence that taunts and threatens them. Soon Sam and her companions discover they need to survive more than the jungle... they need to survive each other.

This taut novel, with a setting evocative of Lord of the Flies, is by turns cinematic and intimate, and always thought-provoking.


I’m thrilled to introduce my first YA novel, Damselfly, published by Scholastic in 2018. A longtime author, I’ve also written a number of award-winning novels for adults. These include On Borrowed Wings, a historical drama set in early 20th century Yale University; Breathe the Sky, a fictionalized account of Amelia Earhart’s last days; and Death of a Circus, which Booklist calls “Richly textured [and] packed with glamour and grit.”

I’m the originator and editor of, and a contributor to Mixed, an anthology of short stories on the multiracial experience, which was published to international acclaim by W.W. Norton. Today, in our irrefutably diverse country, Mixed is used in many high school and college English classes.

My shorter works, including poems and nonfiction, have appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The New York Times Magazine, The Week, the official magazine of The U.S. Department of State, Teen Voices, and numerous literary and arts magazines. I also have a short story in Amy Bloom’s terrific anthology New Haven Noir.

I’m currently working on additional YA novels. I’ve realized that YA is my favorite genre—an appealing cross between the most ambitious children’s fiction and the most absorbing adult lit.