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Author Giveaway Bulletin

Who doesn’t LOVE a giveaway?  Ken Lange is celebrating a sale on Amazon and we all get to benefit!

Details on the giveaway starting November 22, 2017 is here and the winner will receive:

First prize will be a signed copy of the second edition of The Accession of the Stone Born, Vigiles Urbani Chronicles #1 and a very cool coin to go along with it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Second and third places will get a free audio book.

One Book Two’s review

Title: Accession of the Stone Born
Author: Ken Lange
Series: The Vigiles Urbani Chronicles Book 01
Publish Date: May 16, 2016 (original)
Genre:  Urban Fantasy/Military

Publisher’s Description: Former DOD operative Gavin Randall is coming home after twenty-eight years of war. Dismissed by the government he spent his life fighting for, his only solace is knowing that the life waiting for him is one of peace.

Unfortunately, Gavin stumbles upon a secret underworld that exists alongside ours, one populated by vampires, mages, and bloodthirsty werebeasts.

Now, Gavin finds himself recruited by the Biblical Lazarus, leader of this hidden community. He must track down those who seek to disrupt the fragile peace keeping these nightmare horrors at bay. If he fails, more than his life will be forfeit.

Book 2 will be called Dust Walkers and details will be coming soon…

If you’ve read Accession of the Stone Born already and want to experience more of Ken’s writing, check out the following books in the Warden Global series:

Wanderer Awakens review by One Book Two

Title: The Wanderer Awakens
Author: Ken Lange
Series: Warden Global, Book 01
Publish Date: November 15, 2016
Genre: Urban Fantasy
CoverDanielle Fine
Publisher’s Description: My name is Viktor Engel Warden, and I’m here to tell you that there’s more to this world than you might suspect.

 There are things that slither and pass unseen through the night, and it’s my job to stop them. But sometimes that’s easier said than done. Twenty years ago, I ended a nightmare that would’ve brought the world to its knees. I thought it was over . . . but I was wrong.

 The Cult of Fenrir has returned, and they’re stronger than ever. Now I’m in a race to find the survivors of that day so I can stop them again. Permanently. If I get things wrong . . . which I won’t . . . but if I do . . . it might just bring about the apocalypse. But, hey, no pain, no gain, and all that BS. Right? Yeah, I’m not buying it either.

Sleipnir’s Heart Review by One Book Two

Title: Sleipnir’s Heart
Author: Ken Lange
SeriesWarden Global
Publish Date: March 18, 2017
Genre: Science Fiction/Action Adventure

Publisher’s Description: When I crashed on this planet fifteen thousand years ago, I thought that my friend—the living spaceship Sleipnir—was destroyed. But it turns out the mysterious signal I’ve been receiving for the past nine years is his cry for help. It’s led me back to Romania, back to the mountain I almost died on, and—just maybe—back to the legendary being who once saved my life.

 

 

One Book Two’s review of the Rise of the Storm Bringer

Title: Rise of the Storm Bringer
Author: Ken Lange
Series: Warden Global #2
Publish Date: April 4, 2017
Genre: Science Fiction
Source: Reviewer purchased

Publisher’s DescriptionFor most people, a visit from their former in-laws is unpleasant at most. If only I were that lucky.

Mine have unexpectedly dropped by, leaving a couple of bodies in little bits and a message in blood as their way of saying hi.

Which is just great. Now I can add one more group to the growing list of nut-bags who want to tuck me in for a dirt nap. Simply put, if the in-laws don’t get me, a dead woman, the Loki, or any one of a legion of mythological beasties just might.

To top it off, I’ve learned that there’s a cosmic war that’s been raging since the dawn of creation, and somehow, I’ve found myself at the very center of it all. I know it’s gonna be a hell of a day when death might be the least of my problems.

 

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Nell’s Delicious Book Description Spotlight on Ruby Callaway

On a book hunt what do you look for?  The cover? The description?  I look for the cover, the description and then the price!  Love all three in this pick for Delicious Sounding Books!

This book is on sale for “free” right now on Amazon.  The cover looks super and the description sounds fab! What puts the frosting on the cake?  It’s a trilogy! A series! AND if you work it right, you can get the prequel for free too! (Gotta visit author’s page for that)

Title:  Lightning Blade
Author: D.N. Erikson
Series:  Ruby Callaway #1
Released: January 20, 2017
Book Description:  After twenty years inside a supernatural internment camp, bounty hunter Ruby Callaway is granted a temporary release by FBI Agent Colton Roark to help capture a necromancer publicly killing high ranking government officials. Each year, on the same day, the necromancer kills. And today marks the eighth anniversary.

But after dying at the killer’s hand, Ruby discovers something strange: the day repeats over and over, in an endless time loop starting at midnight.

The killer has something much bigger planned for today. And Ruby, as the only one capable of seeing the necromancer’s endless time loop, must stop the psychotic necromancer from obtaining unlimited power.

But the world outside the fence has changed, the supernatural forced to live in sprawling slums lying just outside gleaming cities. And in this uneasy new world, there might be threats even greater than serial killers lurking in the shadows…

  • Bone Realm, Ruby Callaway #.5
    When a gravely wounded half-demon stumbles into Ruby Callaway’s print shop seeking medical assistance for a werewolf bite, Ruby quickly finds herself assuming an unfamiliar mantle: werewolf huntress. But killing a 1,300 year-old alpha werewolf as the full moon approaches might be the least of her problems… Bone Realm is a standalone prequel novella to the upcoming Ruby Callaway urban fantasy series.

  • Shadow Flare, Ruby Callaway #2
    Magical cults are better left alone. Especially when they’ve got friends in high places.When twenty-three bodies are discovered on the edge of the Fallout Zone, the FBI calls in Ruby Callaway and Colton Roark to investigate. From the powerful dark magic branded into the bodies, Ruby quickly determines those responsible: the Crusaders of Paradisum. Which is impossible, considering Ruby killed their Crusading Prophet, scattering the cult to the wind over a century ago.But some people just don’t know when to stay dead – especially when they’ve made new friends in powerful places. And that’s a problem Ruby needs to fix.Before it kills her first.
  • Blood River #3 (end of Ruby Callaway trilogy)
    For her journey to end, Ruby must return to the beginning.After bounty hunter Ruby Callaway receives a cryptic note from an old nemesis, she sets out on a journey for the Tributary, a Realm long believed to be just a myth. Legends say that the Tributary is the source of all magical life – powerful enough to end MagiTekk’s rule. And now Ruby has just twelve hours until the supposed entrance is sealed off forever.But MagiTekk has heard rumors of the Tributary’s legendary magic as well. And they have some secrets lurking in the shadows that will ensure the Realm’s power winds up in their hands instead…Blood River is the thrilling conclusion to The Ruby Callaway Trilogy, which blends urban fantasy with dashes of cyberpunk, dystopian, and sci-fi into an explosive, original cocktail.

 

 

 

 

Author Announcements and Book News

Listen up! New Author News right here! Right NOW!  Come on in, grab a cup of coffee and read the announcements!

 

Yesterday was the last day for the sale price of Blue Curse by Brad Magnarella.  If you missed it, sad face.  If you really aren’t into reading and rather into listening, have I got news for you!!

Blue Curse will be in negotiation for an audiobook that could be released as early as January 2018!  That is so exciting!  I have it straight from the author that Patrick Cronin, Prof Croft‘s voice in his own series, could possibly be the voice of Captain Jason Wolfe!  Why is it so exciting? Because this narrator is fab, that’s why.  Prof Croft’s narration was on the money.  I always look for narrators that add something to the book they are working with instead of just reading it.  Patrick Cronin IS Prof Croft in these books.  So, with that said, I will be sure to be on the lookout for news announcing the release of the audio.

Here’s the book description for Blue Curse:

ELITE SOLDIER TURNED DRAGON HUNTER

Cursed by a blind witch in a remote corner of Waristan, Special Ops Captain Jason Wolfe finds himself transforming into a creature of local legend, a lupine referred to in fearful whispers as Blue Wolf.

Faster, stronger, and more lethal, he’s the perfect soldier – but not for the U.S. military. To break the curse, Jason must join a war between ancient tribal foes: blue werewolves and the formidable White Dragon.

In a battle spanning from the peaks of Central Asia to the valleys of Manhattan, and with the help of a bookish wizard named Prof Croft, Jason will push himself to the breaking point. Because with the curse now spreading to his mind, he’s running out of time – and the stakes couldn’t be higher:

Win and he returns home to his fiancé, his family, and a future.

Lose and he dies a bloodthirsty beast…

 

 

 

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Blue Curse by Brad Magnarella last day on sale!

New series from a great author.  Brad Magnarella drops us into the world of a hunter.  A dragon hunter.  Last day for the .99 pricepoint on Amazon.  I got mine. You got yours?  Amazon.com link to Blue Curse by Brad Magnarella.

 

Title: Blue Curse
Author:  Brad Magnarella
Series:  Blue Wolf #1
Release date: November 12, 2017
Publisher’s Description:  “I was leading my final mission when everything went to hell…”

Cursed by a blind witch in a remote corner of Waristan, Special Ops Captain Jason Wolfe finds himself changing into a horrid creature of local legend: a lupine referred to in fearful whispers as Blue Wolf.

Faster, stronger, and more lethal, he’s the perfect soldier – but not for the U.S. military. To break the curse, Jason must lead a war between ancient tribal foes: blue werewolves and white dragons.

In a battle spanning from the icy peaks of Central Asia to the valleys of Manhattan, and with the help of a bookish wizard named Prof Croft, Jason will push himself to the breaking point. Because with the curse now spreading to his mind, he’s running out of time – and the stakes are everything.

Win and he returns home to a fiancé to whom he’s pledged a family and future.

Lose and he dies a blood-thirsty beast.

Apprentice in Death by J.D. Robb

Eerily similar to the Las Vegas tragedy.  In the mind of a killer.  In the mind of a cop.  The cop that takes down the killer, with prejudice.

Title: Apprentice in Death
Author: J.D. Robb
Series: In Death #43
Publish Date: September 6,2016
Genre: Mystery/Romance/Futuristic
Narrator: Susan Erickson
Source: Purchased

Publisher’s DescriptionNature versus nurture…

The shots came quickly, silently, and with deadly accuracy. Within seconds, three people were dead at Central Park’s ice skating rink. The victims: a talented young skater, a doctor, and a teacher. As random as random can be.

Eve Dallas has seen a lot of killers during her time with the NYPSD, but never one like this. After reviewing security videos, it becomes clear that the victims were killed by a sniper firing a tactical laser rifle, who could have been miles away when the trigger was pulled. And though the locations where the shooter could have set up seem endless, the list of people with that particular skill set is finite: police, military, professional killer.

Eve’s husband, Roarke, has unlimited resources—and genius—at his disposal. And when his computer program leads Eve to the location of the sniper, she learns a shocking fact: There were two—one older, one younger. Someone is being trained by an expert in the science of killing, and they have an agenda. Central Park was just a warm-up. And as another sniper attack shakes the city to its core, Eve realizes that though we’re all shaped by the people around us, there are those who are just born evil…

Nervous Nellie’s nervousness necessitates knowledge of the novel. In other words…spoilers.  *BEWARE*


Nervous Nellie says…

This book freaked me out.  As I was listening, the Las Vegas shootings became clear as day.  This story has nothing to do with that tragic event and it’s not even like the event itself, but it was eerily similar to what the killer could have been thinking in Las Vegas on that unsuspecting crowd on October 1, 2017.  This gave me chills on more than one occasion.  The callousness of a killer was brought into focus as the killer used the mentor to further their agenda as a killing machine.  The killer never even gave a thought to the pain and misery the victim’s families would go through after the death of their loved one.  I don’t think that ever crosses their minds.  They just like to be all powerful and hold someone’s life in their hands.  That kind of person exists in real life as well in pages of books, and I hope I never ever meet that kind of person.

I love the In Death series books because the format never changes.  The lives of the characters change, but the format of the investigation stays the course.  I think that sometimes authors need to “freshen up” their books or maybe “advance” their characters.  Sure, that’s fine, but I really enjoy the In Death books because I can always guarantee a win at the end.  I can always guarantee living vicariously through the pages and for a few hours be a kick ass, no nonsense Eve Dallas.  The books have all the elements that puts this series firmly in the romance genre, but it is not only romance.  It is mystery, too.  It’s a study of people.  The romance between Eve and Roarke is something to revel in because of his thoughtfulness and angelic features – fallen angelic features.  He’s rich, smart, sexy, and understanding.  He cherishes Eve and what reader doesn’t like to have that feeling while reading?

I know that I’m not talking about Apprentice in Death like I normally review other books.  That’s because if you are a fan, you already know what will happen inasmuch there will be romance that knocks our socks off and a nice juicy murder investigation too.  The scary part of the whole book is the possible insight the reader might receive from reading about a killer that strikes close to home.

Five stars, like always.