The title is Oiorpata. It's actually two stories that intertwine into one book. The story of 57-J, a girl who is taken from her parents by the KGB and raised as one of the Oiorpata, women who are weapons for the State, and the story of Ben Gordon, CIA Station Chief in Moscow. The plot is sweeping, based on real events, and can be considered a warning of what could still happen today.
It's free right now. If you like action thrillers involving espionage, I think you might like Oiorpata.
The book's been out a month and has generated five reviews so far. I'd love to get more feedback on it as I work on the sequel.
By the way, I also review independently published ebooks on my blog, The Active Voice (go to http://the-active-voice.com and click on the Review Policy tab). I'm the sole reviewer, so I have to be selective, but I'm always happy to receive new submissions.
Mummies, myth and magic! Servant of the Gods - historical fantasy http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005XMAOP6
Orphaned as a child, Irisi became a mercenary to survive. Captured by the Egyptian army and made the spoils of war, she finds herself drawn to their commander. Though the attraction is mutual even he can't save her from enslavement and she's forced to fight in the ring for entertainment. In a desperate attempt to regain her freedom she throws herself on the mercy of the Gods, only to discover that her fate is written in prophecy...
Dark Resurrection is the first of a series of books about a vampire called Jesus Christ and his consort Mary Magdalene. Having been unjustly crucified at Golgotha, to his surprise Jesus finds he has risen from the grave as a member of the undead. A just man during his life, he realizes that his moral outlook has not changed and resolves to do his utmost to take only those deserving of such a fate - death at the hands of a vampire.
The following evening he finds a weeping Mary Magdalene standing outside the empty sepulchre. Having secretly loved her during the days of his ministry, he brings her to the realm of vampires as his consort, at first to her displeasure. Jesus finds that Mary Magdalene is contemptuous of his strict outlook with regard to suitable victims - only the fact that he is her master prevents her from killing anyone who crosses her path.
Not that Jesus has any personal compunctions about killing, though he only slaughters those he deems unjust. Exacting revenge upon his enemies, he and his consort enter Jerusalem and embark on a vicious killing spree, taking the lives of Pontius Pilate, Roman soldiers, various high priests of the Hebrew temple, and others who had condemned him to death.
Later they travel to Nazareth to the home of his parents Joseph and Mary, taking thieves and other criminals for sustenance along the way. His parents, though shocked at first, eventually accept the fact that their firstborn is a vampire. Joseph, having always had an adversarial relationship with Jesus, occasionally resorts to pointed insults with regard to his son's strange past life, his introspection, and apparent laziness when it came to physical work.
Slaughtering many in Nazareth who had wanted to stone him as a blasphemer when alive, he also takes to robbing the the homes of his victims. Realizing that they and his parents will have to leave Judaea, he explains to Mary that money will be needed for for their travels.
Dark Resurrection is a fast paced novel depicting a good and just man, Jesus Christ. In life he had only wished to preach of a personal relationship with God, which led to his execution at the behest of a wealthy and jealous hierarchy of priests who realized that if his message caught on - they would soon be out of easy jobs.
I just published a short story, The Artist and the Radical, that addresses this general issue in the art world. The short story occurs in a hotel room in New York City, and it starts with the radical feminist asking the artist: "Jason, do you like Jackson Pollock?" Jason is an art teacher from Buffalo, showing in NYC for the first time. The story is free beginning tomorrow for five days, and it is my small effort to understand how Kindle works for free novels and short stories. As you will find, I have little respect for the critics, who lack the courage and the skill to create anything on their own. It is hard to create. It is child's play to tear any creation down -- parents do it to their children constantly to reinforce their own need to feel superior. The critic is usually an inadequate human being who is too fearful to enter the fray of life with the rest of us. The story is under my own name, Gordon S. Black, in kindle ebooks. You might enjoy it, but it is a little on the erotic side -- just a warning for those who might be embarrassed.
Set in a not-too-distant future where the competition for resources on a crowded planet drives new world powers to dominance, Kiss the Son explodes with a fast-paced narrative that spans six continents and seventeen centuries of human history.
Ancient texts foretelling the end of the world seem to be playing out in the near future. But not everything is as it appears. Forces may be manipulating events to speak to fervent believers and push them to help bring about the end of the world. Who benefits if human society ends? Who will survive?
Plot twists, romance, a here-to-fore-unknown Native American language, a mathematics whiz-kid hero—this is ripe speculative fiction in the genre of authors Margaret Atwood and Neal Stephenson.
Letting Them: An Absurd Short Novel is about what happens when little is done to motivate apathetic students at a Texas High School. Over the years, the apathy deepens and becomes acedia. It affects not only the students, but the teachers as well. Administrators stand by and pretend this isn't happening, preferring to concentrate on attendance and achievement test scores. The two main characters, Calvin Sizemore and Emir Rubio use ridicule to defend themselves against the corruption, but in the end the disgrace forces Rubio to take a tumble and Sizemore to face up to his part in the story.
Right from primary to the highest educational levels our system of teaching and learning focuses on jargons to write exams and later to collect an income. Lessons upon lessons are piled upon us weighing us down with their heaviness. Sometimes I wonder if they teach us any quality stuff besides the tricks to accumulate wealth and ways in which to protect it. But everyday life has moments in it which teach us things better and if we are not attentive enough we miss out on those truly fine learning’s. Here I have made an attempt to gather in my little way lessons which life whispered to me as I have lived it.
Written in the first person, Escape Company. begins with two men bound together by the same experience. With both of their wives in prison, they are fired with the same idea—how to get their ladies out.
The idea becomes an obsession, with meticulous planning involving prison routines, deadlocks, and security cameras, not to mention razor wire and some very unfriendly dogs.
Our two heroes spring their wives successfully and the idea occurs to them to form a limited company—limited to certain prisoners who merit release. So Escape Company. is born, a dedicated team of lawbreakers whose services are provided to inmates with large amounts of cash.
There are rules of course. Terrorists, sex offenders, and psychos can stay where they are, but anybody else? Well, each case is decided on its own merits.
Could such a scenario possibly work? Of course not…oh, but there was that breakout from Parkhurst not so long ago.
Wasn’t there some incident at Barlinnie? Then, if you remember, there was all that hoohah at the Scrubs…. No, it couldn’t possibly work. Escape Company is pure fiction…isn’t it?
Archeologist, Melissa Ambers, can't resist the offer to excavate a newly discovered pyramid. Only this one isn’t just any pyramid. It’s the mysterious, Black Pyramid! She finds out there's more to the stone monument than meets the eye. And within hours of stepping inside the dark tomb, Melissa's on the war path with Siaak. An ancient being who will stop at nothing to keep the leader of the BloodSeekers imprisoned. Even if it means killing Melissa and all who seek the knowledge of THE ANCIENT BREEDS!
The story is about an ordinary guy named Chris Collins who gets caught up in an extraordinary world of flesh eating monsters, murderous hobos, a demented street thug and a mysterious hitman who may or may not be his friend.
I recently submitted my new book "Seeker of The Truth: Shades of Gray" on Amazon and am needing some reviews. If you are the type person who is seeking a deeper understand of how God works for ALL religions, I would love your feedback.
Fans of Tony Robbins, Wayne Dyer and Deepak Chopra will find this book interesting and adding to the teachings these individuals offer.