January 8th, 2017 by Evo
S. Lawrence Parrish is known for some rather interesting approaches to horror and science fiction. He’s done it again, with At the Mountains of Madness: Requiem.
“Through ageless eons, the Dreamer sleeps
In lost R’lyeh, where Shoggoths creep
Where every moment they serve in dread
Of what dreams convulse the sleeping head. . .”
Research scientists in Antarctica find no evidence of global warming. Instead, they discover a truth truly terrifying. Frozen secrets. An ancient evil. A new religion. A clash of skeptics and believers.
January 3rd, 2017 by Evo
Grizzly Smith has narrated another classic from Gilbert Keith Chesterton. Give The Everlasting Man a listen and see why he’s such a fan.
In this book, Gilbert Keith Chesterton contends that in the context of Evolution, the rise of Mankind is a surprise, not just a higher sort of Ape, because we try to understand the universe. And likewise, in the context of Mythology, Christianity is a surprise. The religions to which Christianity is compared have founders who at best are offered as prophets, holy men, wise men. But Christ is not presented as another Prophet. Christ is presented as Emmanuel — God With Us.
Per G.K.C.: “There is more of the wisdom that is one with surprise in any simple person, full of the sensitiveness of simplicity, who should expect the grass to wither and the birds to drop dead out of the air, when a strolling carpenter’s apprentice said calmly and almost carelessly, like one looking over his shoulder: ‘Before Abraham was, I am.’ … It is the one great startling statement that man has made since he spoke his first articulate word, instead of barking like a dog. Its unique character can be used as an argument against it as well as for it. It would be easy to concentrate on it as a case of isolated insanity; but it makes nothing but dust and nonsense of comparative religion.”
This is the only book I’ve recorded at the request of fans; I’d never been asked before. I recorded each hour-long chapter straight through, usually without having read the chapter before. Might have sounded a bit strained and tired at the end of some chapters, but I wanted each to sound like a cohesive whole. I hope I’ve done Mr Chesterton’s work justice here. Let me know.
Book Theme “Deliberate Thought” from Kevin MacLeod of Incompetech.com.
December 7th, 2016 by Evo
Are you ready for some FOOTBALL?! With some gigantic alien MONSTERS?! Then you’ll love The Reporter, a novella in the Galactic Football League series by Scott Sigler. The Reporter was co-written with Mur Lafferty. Here’s what you’re in for:
Yolanda Davenport, star reporter for Galaxy Sports Magazine, is searching for the truth about Ju Tweedy’s involvement with the murder of Grace McDermot. Ju, a former star running back for the OS1 Orbiting Death, had to flee Orbital System One following the murder accusation. That incident let him to join Ionath Krakens, but Ju still claims innocence. Are the Krakens knowingly employing a murderer, or is there truth to Ju’s side of the story?
The story takes place between Week Three and Week Six of the 2684 GFL season, the season that encompasses THE ALL-PRO.
December 7th, 2016 by Evo
Falling is the first book in The Sleep of Reason series by Nicholas Lim. If you fancy a thriller in that’s complete in nine episodes, check it out!
“Every epidemic begins with a first infection, a first death”
A doctor is investigating three unusual deaths on the south coast of England. In finding the source of a hidden plague, she is faced with terrible choices. How much loyalty does a mother owe to her son? And how does a doctor choose between faith and her science?
November 15th, 2016 by Evo
Ready for the continuation of the Generations Trilogy? Check out Alight, our latest Scott Sigler title:
M. Savage – or Em, as she is called – has made a bewildering and ominous discovery. She and the other young people she was chosen to lead awoke in strange coffins with no memory of their names or their pasts. They faced an empty, unknown place of twisting tunnels and human bones. With only one another to depend on, they searched for answers and found the truth about their terrifying fate. Confronted by a monstrous enemy, they vowed never to surrender – and, by any means, to survive.
The planet Omeyocan may be the sanctuary Em and her comrades seek. But the planet for which they were created turns out not to be a pristine, virgin world. Vestiges of a lost civilization testify to a horrifying past that may yet repeat itself. And when a new enemy creeps from the jungle shadows, Em and her young refugees learn there’s nowhere left to run. They face a simple choice: fight or die.
In the midst of this desperate struggle, their unity is compromised from within – and a dangerous zealot devoted to a bloodthirsty god moves to usurp Em’s command, threatening to lead them all down a path to violent doom.
September 28th, 2016 by Evo
Thomas is quickly becoming a oft-published author with us. This time he offers up a non-fiction title for those who like their humor dark and writing… questionable. I’ll let Writing Wrongly speak for itself:
When the worst writer in history self-publishes his books, the world of literature is decimated overnight. Illiteracy becomes something to aspire to and book burnings become rife. The publishing industry is left hemorrhaging credibility and verges on collapse. But its recovery not a matter of removing said books, or even destroying them, the same must be done to the mind responsible.
Thomas may be the worst writer to have ever lived, but if he’s not careful, he won’t be doing much of that, either.
Written with little regard for spelling, punctuation or even words, this Sortabiography is the story of one writer against the entire publishing industry. There’s lots of swearing and temper tantrums, as well as a brand new psychiatric illness. There’s also an excellent café scene, which although short, is worth mentioning.
September 28th, 2016 by Evo
If you like your Christian fiction with some super hero action at the teen-level, our newest young adult title by Kelly Clous may be just what you’re looking for. Check out Lift Off ! and find out:
Lift Off is the ultimate game – a game of strength, speed, strategy, and teamwork! After several intense competitions, a seventh grader, Kyle, earns a position on the Guardian’s Lift Off team. Now Kyle and five other students will go head to head with six members of their rival school, the Protector Academy. Sometimes they will be able to use their supernatural powers. For other contests, they must relay on their non-Enhanced physical and mental skills. It all takes place with the idyllic backdrop of the beautiful Smoky Mountains of North Carolina. At first it seems like just a game. Then things changed and the outcome of the game may make the difference between life and death. Now Kyle must decide exactly how important it is to win. Is winning more important than doing what is right? This is a superhero fiction for the independent reader to young adult (or young at heart) crowd.
September 28th, 2016 by Evo
Kristine Rudolph adds to our growing collection of romance titles with the free serialized audiobook version of her work, The Myth of Jake:
When Southern golden boy and heir-apparent to a multigenerational legacy Jake Goodloe dies tragically, his best friend Maggie Carlton does what she always does in the face of pain – she writes. But Maggie’s effort to define Jake’s past has unintended consequences that force Maggie to re-evaluate their friendship as well as her most closely-held values.
Jake and Maggie have been best friends their whole lives and lovers from time-to-time. Growing up in the small town of Tempelton, Tennessee, they recognize in one another an inquisitiveness most of their fellow Tempeltonians seem to lack. Jake, the golden boy heir-apparent to an upstanding family’s legacy, struggles to reconcile his family and social demands with his innate curiosity and desire to leave the small town he finds so stifling. His friendship with Maggie offers a respite and provides an opportunity for honesty his everyday life does not. Though firmly plot-driven, The Myth of Jake is highly thematic and engages the reader in explorations of loss, religion, commitment, honesty, and authenticity.
September 8th, 2016 by Evo
The third book in Thomas Corfield’s The Velvet Paws of Asquith Novels series is out. Please enjoy The Alchemists Of Vra:
Consider a world inhabited with only cats and dogs: a society recognizable as our own, but with its eccentricities being the norm, rather than the exception. A world where the charm of Kenneth Grahame’s Wind In the Willows meets the exotic world of Ian Fleming’s Bond. A world where fluffy just got dangerous. These are the Velvet Paw of Asquith Novels, also known as the Dooven Books: welcome to the genre of New Fable.
When Oscar stumbles across an arrogant bard named the Dodosette and the beautiful cat Vaasi-Vee, he unearths a plot to plunge the world into darkness. After some begging, a lot of snow and an industrial-sized vat of soup, the three animals argue all the way to the infamous land of Vra to do something about it.
They did not, however, anticipate having to fight invisible Rottweilers, smash kitchens to pieces, lick frozen cars or fund taxi drivers’ sisters’ eye operations. Although, for Oscar Teabag-Dooven, such things are not unusual.
August 7th, 2016 by Evo
David Wood has a new title narrated by Jeffrey Kafer. It’s called Primitive, and here’s what it’s all about:
Some legends are true.
It is a myth out of history, spawned by Native American lore and the stories of Spanish Explorers. But what if the legends are true? Former Navy SEAL turned treasure hunter Uriah “Bones” Bonebrake sets off on his first solo adventure in this action-packed novella.
When television host Joanna Slater hires bones to help investigate one of Florida’s oldest and best-known legends, their crew gets more than they bargained for. Mystery and thrills abound in PRIMITIVE!