My name is Michael Lopez, and my book is Zoey Le Mar and the Veil of fear.
Here's the pitch.
Not prepared for the reality that she had inherited her father’s curse, sassy, eleven-year-old Zoey Le Mar denies her familial responsibility and endangers everyone around her. She knows of the bizarre bedtime fairy tale—a millennia old—and has experienced the recurring dreams. She scoffs it all off, until the monsters return and her younger brother pays for her defiance. To make matters worse, she accidently involves her best friends and two fellow classmates, and one by one, they cross over into a pocket realm ridden with hidden traps and horrors beyond imagination. Old forgotten magic aids Zoey as each experience inches her closer to saving her brother and her friends, all in the hope of ending her responsibility and finding a way home alive.
In this full-fledged fantasy infused with preteen drama, Zoey drifts aimlessly on a self-made river of denial until she clashes into the reality of monsters, magic, and mayhem. She finally comes to understand how her veil of secrets is unhealthy and dangerous and how reacting without thinking puts her friends and family in grave danger. This story endears young readers with Zoey as she takes her journey of self-awareness and redemption.
Although this story is the first in a five-book series, it easily stands alone as its own work. Zoey Le Mar and the Veil of Fear is a 73,000-word young adult novel.
Scuttlejack: A Damon Quinn Mystery, by Bruce Obee (Kindle)
When the Ocean Raider vanishes in the Salish Sea, investigative crime writer Damon Quinn isn’t convinced it’s a hijacking. But his skepticism is dispelled by an intensive air-sea search from Alaska to Oregon that turns up nothing—no flotsam, no oil slick, no crew. Four researchers and a fishboat converted to a high-tech science lab are gone without a trace. Then two teenaged sailors are attacked in the night by an unseen boat, and a luxury yacht is torched by an arsonist. Are these crimes tied to the Ocean Raider’s disappearance? Quinn’s answer lies on the bottom of a Gulf Island channel—a Japanese cash-buyer ship, scuttled on the herring grounds nearly 40 years ago. But locating the wreck of the Kochi Maru is no guarantee that Quinn can prevent the murders of the kidnapped crew.
It’s deja vu on the Pacific coast. Harley Bowen, the fisherman-turned-immigrant-smuggler, is back with the infamous fishing magnate Uriki Kamamoto. And the sleepy Gulf Islanders are blissfully ignorant of the monstrous crimes going down in the ocean around them. www.bruceobee.com
It is a brutal and disturbing horror novella. Reading this will counterbalance the sun on a warm day of park reading leading to a general feeling of discomfort. Or add an extra layer depression and self-hatred to a despair filled day. Enjoy!
Price of a Bounty pitch: Keira Maddock lives in a dark future in which the Elite have everything, and everyone else suffers. She is a survivor. Out of necessity, she has become a skilled seductress, thief and bounty hunter – a Freelancer. When a typical job goes awry, it changes everything. Alliances are formed, long kept secrets are revealed and lives are forever changed.
Here's the pitch for Canvas Skies which is finished and just waiting for a great cover. It should be published by mid March at the latest.
Greed. Power. Class division. Resistance.
While Guy and Keira navigate their way through a Terenian society that enforces the separation of classes and Scott builds an alliance with Mediterra, April is haunted by her past. Now known as Aimee LaFleur, she returns to Tkaron to open an art gallery. Everything seems to be going so well, except for the nightmares.
Will Keira, Guy and Scott be able to close the Divide and rid their society of a severely corrupt Gov? Will Aimee ever be free? And who can be trusted?
In book two of the Reliance on Citizens trilogy, S.L. Wallace delves deeper into political intrigue as we examine the bonds that make us human, blending the genres of action, sci-fi, romance and political suspense.
Here's the pitch for my fantasy novel Dragon Fire.
At nineteen, Delcan wants nothing more than to break the bonds of what the world expects of him; winning the tournament at the Flarian Festival and earning a place as a squire is the only way he knows how. When he discovers his own father's secret past and his role in the kingdom's history, Delcan's life as a squire suddenly becomes complicated; when he falls in love with the princess, Aria, it becomes dangerous.
Dragon Fire is the story of a farmer's son and a princess who dreamed of becoming a knight. It is a coming-of-age tale set in a world where the young have no hope and the old no longer believe in magic. With compelling characters and vivid language, it is an action-packed story of romance, hope, sacrifice, and the most unlikely of heroes.
Everyone has something to hide. Everyone is pretending to be the person they project to the rest of the world. In the privacy of our own minds, though, we all know the nasty, ugly truth about our guilt, shame, vices and lusts that we hope no one will ever know about.
But the Fear Maker knows.
He can see into a person's mind and find that deep, dark secret that they are hiding from themself and the world and he makes them face it with devastating results.
The Fear Maker is a dark, warped character that people will hate themselves for liking.
The FMC does not fit into any traditional genre. It is hard to define but if you like people watching, this book will put a whole new twist on it for you
My ebook is about detail explanation of destination hot spots in Malaysia.
Malaysia is a beautiful country located in South East Asia. The first edition of Travel Destinations in Malaysia ebook shows 6 states that are worth for travelling. Geographically, Malaysia is as diverse as its culture.Malaysia is divided into 13 states and 3 Federal Territories, separated by the South China Sea with 11 states and 2 federal territories (Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya) in Peninsular Malaysia and two states and 1 federal territory (Labuan) in East Malaysia.
My name is John Paul Catton, and my book is "Moonlight, Murder & Machinery", a Gothic Steampunk Romance.
"Mary Godwin has a recurring dream of a young man and falls in love with him. She eventually meets him in real life. It sounds perfect – but the young man is one of His Majesty’s Geomancers, and in the dream, she sees him shot dead in the line of duty.
This is the year 1814 in the nation of Nova Albion, a land governed by Druidic law, powered by telluric energy from the national grid of standing stones, and under constant threat from the forces of the Thermidorian Convention across the Channel. Master Shelley is the youngest recruit to HMG, King James IV’s counter-intelligence unit, and now the object of Mary’s affections. He wants her to stay out of danger, but she wants him to stay alive - as he faces enemies of the Crown such as the highwayman Billy Barebones, the grotesque experiments of Dr. Andrew Ravenhill, and the shadowy agents of the Dodecahedron. Can Mary stop the events foretold in her nightmare from happening?
Moonlight, Murder & Machinery is a Gothic re-imagining of the Frankenstein story, set in a Steampunk Regency England - where Steam has been outlawed ..."
I was hoping to find someone else with a book in this age group who is interested in 'trading' honest reviews and offering feed back. I was especially hoping to find someone who has a child in this age group to get their opinion.
I 'liked' your book on your page as it sounds interesting.
My book is 'The Firestone Crystal' aimed at the 9-12 year market, but suitable for all ages (in my opinion). The story is as follows:
Agathea Fulstropp is looking forward to a luxury break in the Caribbean with her parents, but is livid when they announce that the trip has to be cancelled due to work commitments! So instead of spending six weeks sunning herself on a tropical beach, Thea – as she insists on being called – finds herself unceremoniously packed up, and sent off to stay with a grandfather she barely knows for the entire summer! But it turns out to be the best summer of her life when her grandfather has a strange reunion with a mysterious childhood friend, and she is given the opportunity of a lifetime.
To visit a world beyond the stars, and become Earth’s first student to be enrolled in an experimental Inter-Planetary Education Programme at the Firestone Academy, where lessons in telepathy, mind-reading and astral projection are the norm.
Things, however, are not as straightforward as they seem. One of her fellow students makes no secret of the fact that he despises her, and will stop at nothing to make her leave…she is having increasingly disturbing, vivid dreams…and just who is that hideously deformed cave creature, and more to the point, what does it want with her? http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Firestone-Crystal-ebook/dp/B006R72MNS
Centuries ago, when Earth was not under the control of God, it was controlled by a cruel and heartless creature, called Neuron. Coming to our planet, God saw, how Neuron treated as his subordinates. God and Satan decided to take to hands the authority on Earth. It was very difficult mission. God and Satan adapted all the people and their feelings.
In XXI century a young man from a wealthy family found new potentials, that ancestors of humanity and Neuron had. It becomes to him what had happened centuries ago and behind it hunting of angels has begun.
Originally published in 1999, this highly acclaimed memoir of a family's seven-year struggle with breast cancer (LJ starred review, PW rave review) languished in obscurity while the publisher spiraled into bankruptcy.
The author, David Tillman, was labeled "non-commercial" by the industry when "In the Failing Light" failed to garner expected sales numbers.
Fortunately Mr. Tillman kept his day job. But he did continue writing. A sequel, "After All", went on to be nominated for the Pushcart Editor's Choice Award, an award made to books of literary merit with little perceived commercial value.
Proudly flaunting the cachet of "non-commercial", he is now offering [i]In the Failing Light[/i] for free.