Robert's ambitions have rarely exceeded beyond being a paper pusher. Satisfied with his dull position, Robert would like nothing more than to spend his life unnoticed.
His world is soon flipped upside down when Kaoru marks him as her prey. When Robert discovers that Kaoru is a free-spirited woman with a history of taking what she wants, whether by force or fortune, he attempts to claw his way back to normalcy. Unfortunately, Kaoru could care less about his desires.
Love is crushing in the City of Angels.
Welcome to the page of Jin Okubo. There are few interesting things that can be said about his home town,a mildly racist country town in the Santa Barbara mountains, though he is hopeful that things have changed there. Having grown up during the great migrant issues of California during the 80’s and 90’s, he was able to experience some of the issues throughout his education all the way through his university education.
Upon finishing his university studies he moved to the beautiful country of Japan only to bounce back and forth between the U.S and Japan for a couple of years. Finally, he received his Japanese citizenship in the spring of 2014. Throughout his life he has been surrounded by many strong women which is one of the contributing factors for the protagonists in his novels tending to be women.
He loves classical literature. There is always the temptation to write easy to digest books that are made to sell, rather than books that are written for an experience reader and very few writers have mastered both. He works hard to continue to improve his craft. With every improvement he inches his way ever closer to that perfect balance of books that will satisfy the modern reader.
What he would love to say to all his readers: “I write to challenge my reader. As you face this challenge you will find that you will grow to love the characters I have created. This love will bring a deeper understanding to my writing and my characters more.”
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Jon Archer wants to get home to his comfortable bed. He’s on his way to it in fact when he suddenly and inexplicably finds himself standing in the middle of a desert. Life deals him three more strange hands in the form of a talking goat, a British-speaking spider, and when he thought things couldn’t get weirder, a space man. Life can be a bizarre ride sometimes, proof is in these three life forms wanting, desiring to get to their own home.
Meet JB Taylor
J.B Taylor has authored numerous short stories, and penned a novella. He lives to write and writes to live. His books span every genre, and his latest - Jon Archer - tackles one he was born to write: comedy.
J.B. Taylor lives in Indiana with his three dogs and rescue cat.
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The Dial Press
Simon and Schuster
The Opera Orchestra of NY
The New Bronx Children's Museum
Glen is an award winning book designer and art director, experienced with E Book design, interior book design and jacket/cover design of Trade, Hardcover and Mass Market books with special emphasis on conceptual design.
Glen was an Art Director for 9 years with Random House Inc. (the largest book publisher in the world). He was Senior Designer for Bantam Dell books, a division of Random House Inc., for 7 years. He has 27 years book cover design and book interior pagination experience. All of the books that he has designed can be found at Barnes and Nobles books stores, B & N.com, and Amazon.com. His books have been on Bestseller lists around the world.
You can find rave reviews of his work if you do an internet search of his name.
Glen is a designer of print publications, advertisements, posters, brochures and catalogs. Special emphasis on conceptual design, and sensitivity to client visions in a collaborative setting. He is the freelance art director for the Opera Orchestra of NY and his posters have displayed at Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center in NYC.
Glen provides high-level expertise. His projects are completed proficiently while reducing your time and costs associated with on-the-job training, coaching, reviewing and revising the work of less-experienced designers.
Hudson Valley Books is the pond in the middle of the indie publishing desert. After years of searching for a book cover and interior designer that brings a winner every single time, we found Glen. His work is excellent! He is quick, professional and won't allow a newbie author to sabatoge their own book by making amateur mistakes. He has a keen eye from his many years of making magic for the major publishing houses.
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Soon, she realizes something unusual about the strange man. After he leads Evelyn into a world of everlasting winter, a chain of events is set in motion, forever changing her life.
What she doesn't realize is that the greatest discovery of all lies within herself... something that has been slumbering inside her all along.
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Carter is formal, logical, detached and incredibly reserved. As team leader, he displays an unflagging commitment to duty, a keen sense of logic and strategy, and the poker face of a true champion. Despite his ardent desire to learn the secrets of the universe and its plan for us all, the introspective student of Zen demonstrates an extraordinary inability to understand himself or anyone else.
Seacrest, on the other hand, is a scientific steamroller, often intimidating even the most seasoned veteran agents. Possessing a strong and fiery personality, her determination to find the truth often clashes with a quick and sarcastic wit, a fiery personality, and the tendency to leap before she looks.
Together, they've made the tough decision to leave their home town of Boston to move to the Big Apple, where they have accepted new positions with the F.B.I. to help solve a string of murders.
When Shania Deeprose joins the team, the overly enthusiastic, down-to-earth rookie from Alabama provides a spark that forges the immediate and unbreakable bonds of heart, mind, and courage.
In this stand-alone mystery/thriller the team must break the biggest case of their careers while confronting personal and social truths that change them forever.
Will they be able to expose a secret so old and far reaching that it has already begun to impact the very fabric of society?
Meet Gary Starta
His love for science fiction compelled him to write his first novel What Are You Made Of? published in 2006. Inspired by Isaac Asimov, the science fiction novel focuses on intelligent artificial life and whether sentient androids should possess the same rights as humans. The androids in Starta's novel are created as hybrids - part machine, part human - further blurring the line between human and machine. Starta foresees a near future where humans will be forced to decide if intelligent machinery is indeed a life form. Possibly, in this near future, some humans will possess computer enhancements to overcome disabilities becoming hybrids themselves. The line between biological life form and mechanical life form continues to be examined in 2010's Gods of the Machines.
9 Incarnate, along with its preceding Caitlin Diggs (series) novels, Demon Inhibitions, Extreme Liquidation and Blood Web are reminiscent of the The X-files television/movie series. Contemporary authors Laurell K. Hamilton, Rachel Caine, Jim Butcher and Kelly Armstrong also fuel his aspiration to create paranormal suspense. Watch for Diggs and Shay books soon.
Starta's crime novella ' Murder By Association' blends mystery with forensic investigation. It is a departure from previous books because it contains no science fiction or paranormal elements. It is a prequel to the best selling books Kindred Killers and The Killing Collective. Additionally, Starta foresees his novella ' Alzabreah's Garden ' - a fantasy romance - as another out-of-the-box effort.
Coalescence begins a trilogy including forthcoming Time Wanderer and Obsolescence. If you like zombies, check out Dead Market, as a vice cop battles the evil machinations of Big Pharma. Look for more in 2017 and 2018!
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Slated for execution, shapeshifting assassin, Dahlia Nite, flees her world to hide in the human realm. As payment for the shelter they unknowingly provide, Dahlia dedicates herself to protecting humans from what truly lives in the shadows. Moving from town to town, she hunts the creatures that threaten an unsuspecting human race; burying the truth that could destroy them all.
A decade later, Ian is still haunted by the tragic aftermath of that day. Living as a bounty hunter in self-imposed exile, he curbs his addiction with wine and regret. But when a fateful encounter with a pretty assassin brings Ian's past crashing into the present, his addiction is awakened. The land he gave up everything to protect is once more in jeopardy, and denial is no longer an option. To save the realms, Ian must embrace the one thing he fears most: his own power. Magic-Price is the first installment in The Crown of Stones Trilogy
Meet C.L. Schneider
Born in a small Kansas town on the Missouri river, C.L. Schneider grew up in a house of avid readers and overflowing bookshelves. Her first full-length novel took shape while she was still in high school, on a typewriter in her parent's living room. While her main focus is adult epic and urban fantasy, she also pens the occasional science fiction or post-apocalyptic story.
Though she has been writing all of her life, Magic-Price (the first installment in The Crown of Stones Trilogy) was Schneider's first published novel. With the trilogy complete, she is excited to be embarking on a new path with her urban fantasy series, Nite Fire.
Learn more about C.L. Schneider and her work at clschneiderauthor.com, where you can read reviews, excerpts, sneak peeks and teasers, subscribe to her newsletter, and join her Street Team. Look for book reviews and guest posts, and follow her journey as an indie author, on her blog, "Heading Down The Yellow Brick Road". An active part of the online indie author community, you can connect with C.L. Schneider on Twitter, Facebook, Goodreads, and Google+, where she chats about books, zombies, coffee, and the wonderful roller coaster of a writer's life.
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Scientific Breakthrough...Or a Really Bad Idea?
Research geneticist and genetic engineer, Lionel Adams is onto something hot --the key to unlocking the vast reserves of the human mind. Everyone is interested in it. Bio Vita Tech, the genetics research lab he works for, is excited about the possibilities and the potential mega-profits. So are their foreign competitors who are counting on their inside man at Bio Vita to deliver Adam's secret into their hands.
In their wake, power and corruption spread out across the globe as their superhuman skills are tracked, desired, and targeted by those who would use them for evil. From their lonely cells at the Bio Vita lab to the edges of sun-swept Dubai, the Kindred must run as far and as fast as they can or else play a leading part in the Earth’s destruction.
In this captivating tale born from the cost of greed and the plight of the forgotten, the Kindred represent a new world order that arises in the name of fear, corruption, and the limits of the human spirit. Vibrant, gripping, and a non-stop thrill ride, The Kindred Series explores the darkest reaches of the human condition and tests the limits of the fantasy genre. Take off into the unknown as the Kindred embark on a harrowing journey into the depths of Earth’s depravity and seek out the meaning of their humanity...
Meet Brad Swift
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The Dark Victoriana Collection
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For thirty years, Elaina has sat in her tower, fingers caught in an eternal dance, cursed to weave the tapestry of life on her loom. Bound by an enchanted mirror whose magic shows her the distant lives of the people of Camelot, she must forever watch a land which remains ever beyond her reach. Elaina despairs that she will ever experience more than just the shadows of life, until one day a face appears in the mirror that will change her life, and possibly her fate, forever.
Guinevere is losing her mind. When a severe injury to her head nearly kills her and awakens alternate personalities suppressed from her past, Guinevere learns that one of them is plotting with a knight of the round table to murder King Arthur and take control of Camelot. In the midst of war, Guinevere fights to save both her own life and the man she loves, each day coming closer to succumbing to the violent personalities within her.
Inspired by Arthurian legend and Lord Alfred Tennyson’s ballad, “The Lady of Shalott”, Woven spins a tale of two women who must risk everything to save those they love most into an epic of enchantment, love, and madness.
Trigger Warning: Sexual Abuse and Rape
Meet Bree Moore
"Woven" is Bree's first published novel, the start of what she intends to be an epic writing career.
In real-life, Bree works as a birth doula and midwife's assistant, attending women in pregnancy and labor, which is huge inspiration for her writing.
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The Eternals Series
In the face of the perishing sun, some have accepted their fate while others are ready to fight for their future. But Jean's future changes when he commits the cardinal sin, and his bite takes the life of Princess Chantelle, of The New Europa Alliance.
Suddenly, he’s a man on the run, falling in love and rediscovering his humanity. With the sun's clock ticking, Jean tries to reconcile his sordid past... but instead stumbles into age-old conspiracies and beyond.
Richard M. Ankers was born in rural Yorkshire, England. After winning an Authonomy Gold Medal, Richard began to publish the writings he had squirrelled away for many years.
Author of The Eternals Trilogy, a dark fantasy extravaganza, Richard is lucky enough to have had his writing published in many anthologies and magazines of repute.
There will never be enough hours in his lifetime to put all the words he wishes down on paper.