2013 Releases

First book in the Internet Tough Guys series by Bernard Maestas

Alex is a throwaway teenager in New York, pitfighting for scraps. Ted is a bored suburban high schooler in Illinois making a profit on changing grades and pirating movies.Together they become international mercenaries, battling for their own profit, occasionally stumbling on doing the right thing, and taking sarcastic jabs at each other along the way.

Using their collective talents, they rob a crooked bank president, rescue the kidnapped daughter of an oil tycoon and hunt high value insurgents in Iraq for the bounties on their head. They train government troops in one African country to crush the tribal government of a neighboring country and then train the tribal militia opponents of the adjacent country. In Russia they hunt down a wanted war criminal on the run from the UN, exposing a human trafficking operation.

Realizing that they are at their best together, they go into business for themselves, picking the jobs they want, when they want, and reaping all the profits.

Published November 2013
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The second book in the Danny Roth series by Ray Wenck

Road rage turns fatal when Danny Roth steps in to save his friend Tony from a deadly knife attack. His quick response proves fatal for the assailant, Denver Miller. Absolved of blame by the justice system, Danny is not so lucky with the Miller family who are intent on delivering a more decisive and permanent justice of their own.

As Danny fights off the Miller’s assassination attempts, he discovers the family’s automotive business is a front for illegal activities, including theft and murder. To silence Danny, the Millers resort to kidnapping those who Danny holds dearest – his mother and his best friend Tony.

Realizing the only way to save them is to sacrifice himself, Danny unites with Detective Morrisey and Tony’s ex-special forces friends. In a confrontation that could become a fierce and lethal gunfight, Danny’s only hope is his new team will be in time to save those he loves, even if it may be too late to save him.

Published November 2013
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Book one in the Varangian series by Stuart G. Yates

In the middle part of the Eleventh century, the Byzantine Empire dominated the world. The surviving part of the old Roman Empire, its position as the greatest known civilisation remained undisputed. Within the walls of its great capital city, Constantinople, treachery, debauchery and power politics dominated the lives of the ruling elite, as it had in the glory days of Rome.

Thrust inside this heady mix, the Viking adventurer Harald Hardrada struggles to survive. A new emperor, the deranged Michael V, means danger for him as he becomes a pawn in the jostling for power of the various factions. Can he survive, and in so doing, turn his mind to the regaining what is rightfully his – the throne of Norway?

Published October 2013
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Strange things are happening in a bohemian section of Richmond, Virginia. The eternal war between good and evil is facing off over the next jump in human evolution, universal bliss, the end of terrorism, road rage, and fighting over the remote control. Welcome to “Perilous” Parkwood Avenue where Angel has a mission to ensure the pieces of the cosmic puzzle come together.

Meet Kali Sen, an exotic dancer and potential savior of humanity; Eve Savage, whose basement laboratory is the source of earth-shaking explosions; Eric and Ted, life-partners whose Christian Adult Book Store – Heavenly Pleasure – sells such items as the OGOD orgasmatron, and John Wye, designated chronicler of the next paradigm of mankind.

So why is Reverend Roberts so hellbent on shutting down Heavenly Pleasure, that he will enlist any force in his objective, including the Devil himself and his reluctant protégée Clay, with a knack for controlling energy? Why does the Ice Cream Man peddle such flavors as Wicca Wild Berry, Holy Mary Cherry and Spanish Inquisition Surprise, that do much more than satisfy your sweet tooth?

Heavenly Pleasure, a darkly hilarious novel, takes the reader on a fabulous ride up in Richmond’s Fan District, from Vlad’s Continental Lounge to Hollywood Cemetery and the tomb of Richmond’s most famous Vampire, from the folklore of its past to the metaphysical awakening of its future.

Published October 2013
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The Twin Towers are still smoldering when those odd little anthrax letters show up, killing a few people here and there. Some nutcase, everyone thinks, but it’s not – it’s a setup, a precursor to a massive biological attack that leaves the Northeast a quarantined wasteland.

Campus policeman John Rashkil, trapped inside the Zone, chooses to keep doing his job, adding judge and executioner to his resume. He builds a jury-rigged life from what he can salvage and tries to help his teenage son survive this new, Byzantine America.

But a growing sense of futility shatters his confidence, and he is unprepared when a rabble army seeks to break quarantine and pour into the uninfected lands.

Based on an Irish legend of the same name, Partholon is a brutal look at how the just and the civilized respond to anarchy.

Published September 2013
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Shy, indecisive Steph Andrian and assertive, handsome Nick Hallis, have been best friends since childhood. Nick taught Steph all the social skills and sports while Steph helped Nick with his schoolwork. They are a team and their lives are full of promise.

After university, Nick marries Olivia, and Steph marries his boss’s daughter, Sabine, both delighted with their good fortune.

A freak accident ravages Steph’s life. Then, in a vividly lucid dream, Steph makes love to Nick’s wife, the goddess-like Olivia. The uncanny outcome devastates Steph and his confusion intensifies with this seeming betrayal of his life-long friend.

Against a backdrop of rapid social and political change, love and loss, Steph reflects on how fate has juggled his life, and how life’s lottery provides a serendipitous opportunity to repay his indebtedness to Nick.

Published September 2013
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The problem with being reborn from the ashes is, you have to die first.

After the loss of his wife and child in a plane crash, former NYC firefighter Sebastian Martin is nearing alcoholic oblivion when his brother offers him a last-chance job opportunity as an insurance fraud investigator. Despite his reservations, he soon discovers he has an instinct for the job.

A move to Dallas, where he learns it’s okay to be alive, proves to be his salvation. Investigating fraudulent claims for a dead child and another for a missing husband, in Honduras, leads him to murders, international car thieves, and torture at the hands of a former KGB agent.

Published September 2013
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In space, the expansion of the universe exceeds the speed of light. In a jail cell the speed of light slows, time ages and deteriorates slowly to a crawl.

Jack Joseph understands physics. He understands the nature of quarks, leptons, dark matter and the desire to find the God particle. What Jack doesn’t understand is Jack.

He has a Masters degree in particle physics, an ex-wife, a sugar mama, a passion for cooking and chronic dependencies he needs to feed. He cleans pools to maintain this chaotic lifestyle.

Spinning about in a Large Hadron Collider of his own making, the particle known as Jack is about to collide with a particle known as Sarah.

Published July 2013
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What if you could peep into an analyst’s exchanges with intriguing people such as Benjamin Franklin, King James, Lilith, Leonardo da Vinci, Brahms, Hemingway, Cleopatra and many others who made great impact on the world? The poet Keats so obviously needed sex therapy and was Napoleon truly a eunuch as Josephine declared?

Bernard Levinson, using modern techniques and great empathy, invites intriguing and memorable individuals to his psychiatric couch to discuss their lives and loves and sexual problems.

Honouring the framework and facts of their lives, Bernard conjures the joy, pain, humour, loneliness and uniqueness of heroes of our culture.

Published July 2013
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After the 1994 general election which brought democracy to South Africa and swept Nelson Mandela’s ANC into power, South Africans were intoxicated by euphoria. The widely predicted civil war had not happened. The crushing burden of apartheid had gone. Black and white celebrated together.

But the slate of hate had not been wiped clean. Under the sunny surface was a layer of white extremists utterly opposed to blacks in power. They were unseen but everyone suspected they were there: the Third Force, the Hidden Third.

This is a story of what could have happened after the election.

Published April 2013
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Fifth book in the byte series by Cat Connor

How unlucky can the Bleich family be? Four out of five murdered on the same day … the obvious link being the Heathcote Diamonds, reputed to be cursed.

SSA Conway is not having a great time either: she is shot when all she wanted was a good cup of coffee.

NCIS Director Doyle’s sister is abducted by an international hitman who proves to have intriguing connections. The appearance of Mac’s doppelganger is a profound shock and Mac’s ghost resurrects Elllie’s smothered rage. CIA Agent Jonathan Tierney surfaces too often for peace of mind and then her daughter, Carla, raises the teenage stakes causing Ellie’s psycho-prophetic alarms to go into overdrive.

When FBI Director O’Hare, NCIS Director Doyle and NCIS Agent Noel Gerrard go missing at the same time, Ellie recognizes there are malign and subversive forces behind these ‘random’ events.

Published April 2013
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Something is rotten in the Ministry of Mammals.

S. Fox, a recent recruit, finds that his new life in the office block is every bit as dangerous as in his native forest. In a set of letters written to his cousin, Arctic Fox, we follow his trials, as he tries to navigate a way through the forests of bureaucracy. Before his eyes, factions tear the office world apart. S. Fox must keep his head off the paper guillotine, when waves of oppression, revolution and counter-revolution engulf the ministry.

His world is complicated further by messengers from another. The un-dead headless chicken, a transdimensional cat and a phantom Afghan hound, stalk the sleepless fox. All call on him to avenge them, and to grab power for himself.

This satire of everything from political history to corporate management is witty and entertaining, making Letters from the Ministry the Animal Farm for the 21st century.

Published March 2013
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Age of Certainty gives ten authors’ answers to the question, “What if God existed?”

Suppose the theory is true that we’re biologically hardwired to believe in God – Brandon H. Bell wonders if that’s evidence enough that He is objectively real. … Imagine the traditional, Western version of God – now imagine along with Patrick Evans if the God revealed tomorrow has absolutely nothing to do with any of that. … David J. Fielding introduces a character who wouldn’t hesitate to kill God for the evil He has brought to bear, even if the result is just another form of an absence of good. … and Nebula Award laureate James Morrow asks if God would exist in the absence of misleading proof planted by a talking, time-traveling cyborg tortoise who shoots lasers out his eyes.

Featuring: Jennifer Rachel Baumer, Brandon H. Bell, Patrick Evans, David J. Fielding, William Freedman, Ron S. Friedman, James Hartley, Brian K. Lowe, James Morrow, Élena Nazzaro, Ian R. Thorpe, Jeffrey Witthauer.

Published March 2013
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Eyes, Lies, Analyse is a must on the bookshelves of writers, editors, journalists, interviewers, employers, employees, parents and teachers.

It is powerful knowledge to know when you are being lied to and by whom – and to understand the connection between external expressions and the internal nature of men and women.

One of the most outstanding characteristics of Man is his ability to lie, meaning we need to constantly text the veracity of virtually all information related to political, employment, and business decisions.

Truth of course is subjective: it is a matter of perception and is the ‘reality’ held in the mind of the individual. With some learned observation and analysis techniques, you can identify the everyday lies told to you by politicians, spin doctors, lawyers, financial houses, journalists, tradespeople, the custodians of our welfare, family and friends.

Published March 2013
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