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First Published: March 2013
Genre: Science Fiction/ Fantasy
“A high-flying adventure of a novel, filled with ambitious ideas and a breathtaking conclusion.” — The Leighgendarium
In the SciFi/Fantasy spirit of Firefly, Buck Rogers, Flash Gordon, Stargate, and Escape from New York…
Hotdog pilot Marcus Powell has been selected to test Taurus Enterprises’ Crossline prototype craft and its newly developed warp thrusters, which, if successful, will revolutionize space travel as we know it.
But during his jaunt across the stars, Powell is forced into a parallel universe — including a parallel Earth — where he finds himself at the center of an epic battle he may have been destined for all along.
Meanwhile, back home, reclusive oil tycoon and Taurus CEO Buddy Rheams Jr. — who sent Powell on that very mission — has a mysterious past and a secret agenda, one that could prevent Powell from ever making it back to his wife and little girl.
From author Russ Colchamiro, Crossline is a psychedelic, action-packed romp across time, space, and dimension that asks the question: once you cross the line, can you ever really go back?
The Birth of Gemini (The Signs of the Stars #1)
Publication Date: July 2018
Genre: Manga/ Graphic Novel
Length: 42 Pages
Years and light-years away, one father must find the courage to do whatever it takes to protect his children …
As a surgeon for the Mercy Interplanetary Alliance, Micheel Reshi is no stranger to difficult choices. But when his wife, Nabelle, gives brith to their twins, Micheel is horrified to find Callox and Pasher bare the Sign of Gemini on their arms. The bright constellation marks them as carriers of the hidden code Earth’s last generation had engineered into human DNA—and marks them as targets by the Collectors, a group of people determined to wipe out all memory of Old Earth and its existence.
When Count Lux, Nabelle’s cousin and a member of the Collectors, arrives on their starship, Micheel knows he must do something to save his family—even if it means breaking them apart.
THIS IS THE SHORT STORY GRAPHIC NOVEL VERSION OF THE PREQUEL TO “THE SIGNS OF THE STARS”, A SPACE OPERA ADVENTURE SERIES FROM C. S. JOHNSON.
The Space Between Time (June 3rd to June 28th)
Expected Publication Date: June 20th, 2019
Genre: Contemporary Fiction/ Dark Comedy
The Space Between Time is a dark comedy about love and loss. It’s also about memory and how a childhood remembered can years later falsely distort what we feel about those closest to us.
Emma Maria Rossini appears to be the luckiest girl in the world. She’s the daughter of a beautiful and loving mother and her father is one of the most famous film actors of his generation. Tom Cruise is almost an adopted uncle.
She’s also the granddaughter of a rather eccentric and obscure Italian astrophysicist whose theories on the universe have been much ridiculed.
The story centres on Emma’s childhood in Edinburgh and East Lothian, and the overpowering event of her mother’s death, apparently in a freak lighting strike.
However, the secret that only Emma knows is that her mother’s death was no accident. It precipitates a suicide attempt, and estrangement from her father.
Emma stumbles through university and finds work as a journalist in Edinburgh, although she is once more becoming mentally unstable and, following the death of her father, again tries to commit suicide.
It’s while she’s in a mental institution that her psychiatrist suggests she writes a memoir of her life, to help her make sense of everything that’s happened to her, and The Space Between Time is the story she writes.
The tragic-comic story, aimed at both male and female readers, has heart, humour and warmth. Its central message is that, even at the worst of times, a second chance can often be just around the corner.
In coming to terms with her life and the deaths of her parents, Emma finds ultimate solace in her once-derided grandfather’s Theorem on the universe – which offers the metaphor that we are all connected, even to those we have loved and not quite lost.
From the author of The Things We Learn When We’re Dead.
The Keeper (The Underground Defenders Book 1) June 24th to June 28th
Expected Publication Date: May 28th, 2019
Genre: Mystery/ Suspense
Page Count: 230 Pages
Publisher: Liminal Books (Between the Lines Publishing)
When the Ericksons move home to care for their ailing grandmother, they’re told a stranger has taken up residence in the attic of the sprawling mansion. Upon investigation, the family isn’t sure the tenant is anything more than a figment of old Mrs. Erickson’s imagination—until a mysterious young woman begins to show herself to the family in fleeting, uncanny visits.
When unexplained things start happening under the mansion’s roof, suspicions arise as to just who—or what—she is. In the chaos that ensues, the family is forced to make a decision: trust the stranger or band together as a family against her—and their grandmother who’s protecting her.
Haunted Ends (June 3rd to June 7th)
Expected Publication Date: June
Genre: Paranormal Mystery/ Ghosts
Publisher: Between the Lines Publishing
Sam spent the last five years of his boring life transporting diamonds up and down the coast from Los Angeles to San Francisco. One evening things go terribly wrong for Sam when a mugger shoots him in the chest. Sam escapes fleeing to his hotel, the Juniper, only to die moments later in the lobby.
Weeks later, Rocky, a psychic paranormal investigator, receives a phone call that will forever change his life. His producer gained approval to shoot a segment of their “Dead Inns” cable program inside the paranormally active Juniper hotel.
During filming, Rocky encounters a newly “spirited” Sam haunting the Juniper. Sam latches onto to Rocky, convincing him to search for his killer and to find his diamonds. Sam believes that he must deliver the diamonds to their rightful owner before he can pass. The two team up for an adventure that leads both Rocky and the crew of the Dead Inns show into unusual and deadly situations.
The Costumier’s Gift (July 8th to July 12th)
Expected Publication Date: Late May
Genre: Historical Fiction
Why does a stranger hold the key to unlocking Katie’s family secrets?
1903 – Jane is the talented principal costumier at Auckland’s Opera House in its Edwardian heyday. She thrives in this place where she can hide from her pain and keep her skeletons to herself – until the past comes back to haunt her. Brigid, her beloved foster mother, and her best friend Gwenna are anchors in her solitary yet rewarding life. As the decades go by, the burden of carrying secrets becomes too great, and Jane must pass on the hidden truths.
Today – Katie seeks refuge from her crumbling personal life with her grandmother, who lives in past with the people in her cherished photographs. All too soon, Katie learns she must identify the people behind the gentle smiles – including the Edwardian woman to whom she bears a remarkable resemblance – and reveal generations of secrets before she can claim her inheritance. She meets the intriguing Jared, who stirs her interest, but she’s not ready for any sort of romance, so is shocked when she learns that he holds the key to discovering her past.
Bloodlust (Kill or Cure #2) July 8th to July 12th
Publication Date: February 21st, 2019
Genre: YA Sci-Fi/ Dystopian/ Zombies
He could save the world, or destroy it…
The virus that has swept the Earth hasn’t consumed Tommy, yet, but as his hunger for human flesh takes hold, his humanity vanishes behind the bloodlust of an infected. It’s up to seventeen year old Alyx and her friends to find answers. But saving her little brother isn’t their only problem. Lurking in the shadows of Alhena is the formidable General Sinter, hell-bent on capturing the boy with unrivalled superhuman strength for his own personal gains. With limited options, Alyx has no choice but to risk everything to protect him. A choice that she could live to regret
Kill or Cure Bloodlust is the second book in the Kill or Cure series. Brimming with suspense, romance and heart pumping action
*Book 1 Kill or Cure is available upon request!
Station Fosaan: Torch World #1 (Aug. 12th to Aug. 16th)
Publication Date: February 14th, 2017
Genre: YA Sci-Fi/ Post-Apocalyptic
Scientists and their families stationed on the remote planet of Fosaan were promised a tropical vacation-like experience. But Fosaan, devastated from an apocalyptic event nearly 300 years ago, is full of lethal predators and dangerous terrain. Earthers are forbidden to go beyond the safety zone of their settlement and must not engage the remaining reclusive Fosaanians, native to the planet. 16-year-old Quinn Neen is about to do both of those things.
During an unsanctioned exploration of the planet, Quinn discovers a Fosaanian girl named Mira stealing food from his family’s living unit. But before he can convince her to show him around, scientists are taken captive, leaving Quinn and the other young Earthers at the mercy of space raiders.
Quinn must go from renegade to leader and convince Mira to become an ally in a fight against an enemy whose very existence threatens their lives and the future of Earthers stuck on Fosaan and at home.
Walking with Ghosts on Ward’s Pond (July 1st to July 5th)
Expected Publication Date: July
A hundred-year-old unsolved mystery resurfaces when journalist Charlie Baxter becomes consumed with finding out the truth. After discovering his bloodline includes a potential murderer, Charlie sets out to clear his family’s name—only to find that everyone has an opinion, but does anyone have answers?
In 1906, Chester Gillette took Grace Brown on a secret trip in the Adirondacks, but only he returned. Grace and her unborn child drowned in the lake, and Chester was convicted of murder. Now, his distant relative Charlie Baxter is retracing the steps of that fateful trip in hopes of laying it to rest once and for all.
However, a mysterious guest at the bed and breakfast on Ward’s Pond is drawn into the cold case—not by Charlie, but by the ghost of Grace Brown. When Charlie learns that the guest’s name is Katherine Grace Brown, he can’t deny the connection. Despite running from her own past, Katherine agrees to help Charlie in his quest for the truth.
The true tale of the Gillette-Brown murder has been the subject of many a story, and it continues to intrigue. What really happened at that lake? Was Chester Gillette truly guilty of murder, or was he sent to the electric chair innocent? Perhaps with the help of their ghosts, Charlie and Katherine can find out.
Should I go to College? What About Student Loan Debt? (July 15th to July 19th)
Publication Date: March 14th, 2019
If you’re a high school student, chances are you’ve been thinking about where you will go to college. Or if you will go to college at all.
I’ve been there. And as a former teacher, I’ve seen thousands of students there, too. So I wrote this book to help you.
This book offers sound advice about deciding whether or not you want to go to college, and, if you decide to go, how you can save time and money along the way.
“This is the book about college I wish I had read when I was younger.” – My 30-year-old self
SHOULD I GO TO COLLEGE? WHAT ABOUT STUDENT LOAN DEBT?
•Describes what college is
•Promotes thoughtful self-reflection
•Outlines your options post-high school
•Offers tragically hilarious truths about teaching
•Reaffirms the code of personal responsibility
•Likens student loans to dragons that need to be slain
ALL PROCEEDS OF THIS BOOK GO TOWARD
HELPING STUDENTS PAY OFF THEIR
STUDENT LOAN DEBT.
The Serpent-Bearer and the Prince of Stars (July 22nd to July 26th)
Publication Date: November 7th, 2018
Length: 30 Pages
A tiresome task.
A deceptive dragon.
A prince that changes everything.
Ophiuchus is a celebrated warrior of the Celestial Kingdom and a warrior among the Stars. He has been always been a dutiful servant of the Prince of Stars. So when the prince asks him to watch over the crafty serpent, Naga, Ophiuchus agrees. But as time passes and discouragement—both from Naga and others—Ophiuchus wonders if the Prince of Stars was right in asking him to take on the burdens of his task.
Will Ophiuchus honor his duty, or give into his heart’s weariness?
Kendall (The Lonely Spinsters Club Books
Publication Date: May 2018
Genre: Women’s Fiction/ Romantic Comedy
Length: 267 Pages
She doesn’t have time for a relationship, but maybe she could swing a one-night stand. After all, he’s just a stripper, so no need to worry about the future… or a broken heart.
Kendall has it all: a soaring law career, a bank account filled with cash, and an apartment overlooking the Chicago River. Her life couldn’t get any better; at least that’s what she thinks before she hosts a bachelorette party for her younger cousin, Ruthie.
What start’s out as a low-key soiree quickly turns into an evening of debauchery when two strippers show up unexpectedly. During their act, Kendall can’t keep her eyes off the dark and stoic Giovanni. Fueled by too many Moscow Mules and ignited by the male form, her suppressed desire smolders.
With the prodding of her older cousin Freya, Kendall pursues a one-night stand with Gio. But when she realizes she wants more, Kendall is forced to reexamine her priorities as well as her lifelong definition of success.
Kendall’s story is the first installment of the five-book romantic comedy series THE LONELY SPINSTERS CLUB.
*Can be read as standalone
Willow (The Lonely Spinster’s Club Books)
Publication Date: February 27th, 2019
Genre: Women’s Fiction/ Romantic Comedy
Length: 256 Pages
How does a woman enjoy the company of a man without committing to a long-term relationship? Easy, love him for ninety days and leave him.
Willow gave up on love a long time ago, but she hasn’t given up on sex. So, to keep her chakras aligned and life force flowing, she abides by her tried-and-true rule: love him for ninety days and leave him. Consequently, she can feed her body while protecting her heart.
Willow’s practice of purposeful detachment serves her well until she sets her sights on Kendall’s friend Josh. Even though Josh expresses interest in Willow, he wants a more traditional relationship than she’s willing to give.
Despite their apparent differences, the universe seems to have other plans for the couple as their lives become increasingly intertwined. When Willow finally decides to follow the universe’s lead, she’s betrayed by her ninety-day rule and must rethink her life plan or face the future alone.
Willow’s story is the second installment of the five-book romantic comedy series THE LONELY SPINSTERS CLUB
*Can be read as standalone
A Slave of the Shadows (Book #1)
Publication Date: March 15th, 2018
Genre: Historical Fiction
2018 Readers’ Favorite Book Awards, Gold Medal Winner, Historical Fiction Mystery
In 1850 Charleston, South Carolina, brutality and cruelty simmer just under the genteel surface of Southern society. Beautiful and headstrong Willow Hendricks lives in an era where ladies are considered nothing more than property.
Her father rules her life, filling it with turmoil, secrets, and lies. She finds a kindred spirit in spunky, outspoken Whitney Barry, a northerner from Boston. Together these Charleston belles are driven to take control of their own lives as they are plunged into fear and chaos on their quest to fight for the rights of slaves. Against all odds, these feisty women fight to secure freedom and equality for those made powerless and persecuted by a supposedly superior race.
Only when they’ve lost it all do they find a new beginning.
Book 1 presents Willow and Whitney—and the reader—with the hardships the slaves endure at the hands of their white masters.
A Guardian of Slaves (A Slave of the Shadows Book #2)
Publication Date: February 5th, 2019
Genre: Historical Fiction
Willow Hendricks is now the Lady of Livingston. She manages this plantation with her father and best friend Whitney Barry. The two women continue her parents’ secret abolitionist mission. They use the family’s ships and estates to transport escaped slaves along the channels to freedom. Willow’s love for Bowden Armstrong is as strong as ever, but she is not ready to marry and have a family because of her attention to these noble pursuits. Torn by her love for him, can their bond survive his reluctance to support her efforts with the Underground Railroad?Meanwhile, whispers among the quarters sing praises of a mysterious man in the swamps helping slaves escape. He is called the Guardian. They believe he will save them from brutal slave catchers and deliver them to the promised land. Masked bandits roam the countryside, but the Guardian and the criminals evade capture. A series of accidents and mysterious disappearances raise alarm throughout the region. Who can Willow and Whitney trust? One false move or slip could endanger the lives of everyone they love and bring ruin to the Livingston Plantation.
It’s not every day you get the opportunity to review an entire series. Well, to celebrate the release of book #5, Stones, all 5 books are available for review. This is not part of a tour so you read and review on your schedule, however, each book requires a review and I ask that you please cross-post to Amazon, Goodreads etc… These books are available in PDF and you have till the end of August to read them.
Choose one, choose two, choose the whole series!
The world is still new and the war between Order and Chaos is reaching its breaking point. But Order has a plan. The One True Child is born to two of Order’s Sentinels and hidden in the secret valley which guards the way to the most sacred of spots, the standing stones. Brought up by the Guardian of the Stones and her family, Carling does not know who she is and why she was born. Until she turns thirteen. The truth is revealed and she comes into her abilities which are beyond the normal for one of The People. And her story begins, setting her on the path to meet Chaos.
The second book in the One True Child Series. Carling is only six when her family is slain by invading Romans. She is taken back to their fort as slave to the commander’s wife. There she clings to her memories and her hatred. Carling discovers unexpected friends while avoiding the attentive eye of the commander’s son. When her abilities start to emerge, she is swiftly sent away. Just as she begins to settle into herself, her life again is upended. She is forced to leave her new found love, Galen, and return to the Roman fort. Once again no longer free, she uncovers secrets, discovers her own strength, and battles evil foretold generations before.
By the age of 17, Claire thought she knew where her life was heading. She had her best friend, Adam, at her side and the sage guidance of her great-uncle.
Until one fateful night when everything changed.
Spirited away to save her life, Claire is thrust into the unknown and hidden from all she knows. Life for her had changed forever, and never again could she look at the world the same way. Now she has to ferret out the secrets that she finds herself surrounded by and quickly learn who she can trust and how to use her new found talents.
She must do all this before it is too late and Adam’s father, Marcus, finds her.
Six years have passed since Claire discovered her unique ancestry and special gifts. Now, her once simple life grows ever-more complicated. An opportunity to escape for the summer reveals itself by way of an archaeological dig in Scotland. Claire jumps at the chance and gets more than artifacts and evidence of a past society. The ancient world of her ancestors opens to her and she finds her self facing an ancient darkness. Can she prevail and protect the sacred lands of the Guardians or will this be her final battle?
Stones #5 (Brand New!)
Deep within the New Zealand bush, lies a plateau with a clearing, covered in the many years of fallen leaves, it is damp and dark. Hidden just under the surface are the stones, green and still polished, placed by the Guardians of this land. There is power in them still and they are about to bear witness to a great battle between light and darkness. Claire Drummond is in danger, her very life depends on the actions and help of her husband and family. Also, the man she thought had left her life for good, Tony Benning. Caught up once more in the heavy turmoil of good vs evil, Claire has much more to fight for than just a set of stones in the highlands of Scotland. This time it’s personal. This time he has her daughter
Justice for Belle
Expected Publication Date: May 15th, 2018
Genre: Psychological Thriller
Ahnia has a very dicey past – one that is scratching under the surface, just dying to get out.
She’s hit rock bottom, broke and desperate to be on top again. When she finds herself partnering up with man she hardly knows, and who’s utterly untouchable, she’s forced out of her comfort zone and left to question her own sanity.
Will Ahnia and Mac’s dangerous decision be a success, or will she find herself in the clutches of an unforgiving force, brought about by her childhood sin?
In this nail-biting thrill ride, no one is as they seem… and no one is truly safe with those they trust.
Expected Publication Date: June 2019
Genre: YA Thriller/ Psychological Thriller
When the body of the local girl, Misty Crawl, is found dismembered in an underground bunker, the town is thrown into a whirlwind of panic and speculation. Times aren’t exactly smooth sailing with a depression in full swing. The spaced out community of farmers pull together as one, trying to uncover the guilty party.
Thrown smack in the middle of such chaos, is a group of teens. They’re known troublemakers, but have good hearts. Although they’re innocent, the local law enforcers believe otherwise, and the true killer is lurking far too close for comfort. Will the four be able to uncover the truth before one of them pays the price for Misty’s death? Or will the brutal killer strike again, attacking the heart of the four?
*Sketch is a young adult psychological thriller. It’s a quick easy read, appropriate and gripping for mid-teens and up, with no sexual content and some bloody gore. Parent’s be advised.
Legends of the Exiles
Publication Date: April 15th, 2019
Genre: Fantasy/ Adventure
Length: 454 Pages
The isolated barbarians of Neather have deep ancestry and strict traditions. Four resilient women defy tribal customs as they fight to overcome their own tragedies. Abuse. Addiction. Assault. Grief. What struggles can they endure to defend their hopes and their hearts?
Helena seeks a love as bold as she, yet finds the men of her village lacking.
Jocelyn fears her strange visions and sacrifices a life with the man she loves for the one her destiny demands.
Torn apart by abuse and grief, Ellen is a brilliant woman who must focus her intellect on finding reasons to persevere.
Rachel, a brash girl of noble heritage, dares all men to challenge her and longs for one who will.
In this set of four interwoven novellas, award-winning author Jesse Teller challenges assumptions and showcases the strength of feminine resolve.