|‘The blood is the life! The blood is the life!’ is all a mysterious bullied teenage dropout, Patient K, will say.
Possessed by Dracula during a hallucinogenic trip, he embarks a quest to find his immortal beloved.
Learn about his romantic misadventures as a dishwasher in Bavaria and how difficult life can be for the would-be vampire in the 21st century, and how dangerous it is for those who try to help them.
Can his psychiatrist save him from his delusions or will the Dublin underworld consume them both?
Published December 2014
|Second book in the Internet Tough Guys series by Bernard Maestas
Gwen Kane, estranged daughter of a Forbes millionaire and bearer of a horrifying secret is lured into a dangerous international cult. It falls to Alex Kirwan and Ted Reagan to rescue her. What should be easy money for the mercenary team of a freerunning ex-commando and his computer hacking partner proves to be anything but as they find themselves doggedly pursued across Europe, Canada and the United States by highly trained forces with resources vastly disproportionate to the recapture of one missing acolyte.
Can they unravel the mystery of Gwen’s importance in time to survive?
Published November 2014
|The second book in the Varangian series by Stuart G. Yates
The mad Emperor Michael V now deposed, blinded and banished, and Zoe restored to Constantinople, Hardrada turns his attentions to his destiny ‒ to Norway and his desire to be its king.
General Maniakes has different ideas. His schemes and plots continue, using Hardrada as an instrument of death and betrayal. But others seek the same end ‒ to rule Byzantium.
Bishops lie, soldiers fight, assassins stalk the streets, and lovers lament … and all lose their lives. Hardrada needs his treasure to win his crown, and the Empress Zoe has it. With time pressing, difficult choices face him, with the threat of death never far away.
Published November 2014
|Isabel, Matriarch of the Clan Montenegro-McCann, wants her missing daughter Raine to claim her Vampire heritage. Hharme, Isobel’s finest Defender is dispatched to bring the girl, brought up as human, back to the clan. Cain, son of Adam and brother to Abel, has other plans for the girl: he wants Raine and her special powers for himself.
Despite Hharme’s belligerence toward his task and Raine, he rescues her from the clutches of Salvatore Demarco, Cain’s Chief Solin, bringing the Clans to the brink of paranormal war.
The mutual attraction and energy between Raine and Hharme is electric, undeniable and unstoppable ‒ but can she make the decision to transition, to give up all that she has known? Is the promise of a lifetime of love enough?
Awakening is the first in The Defenders series by Cat Cervantes.
Published November 2014
|Sixth book in the series by Cat Connor
When information becomes misinformation, how much of what you see should you believe?
Wanted for a murder she didn’t commit and on the run from the FBI and Metro, Special Agent Ellie Conway has to protect an actor with close ties to Delta A from a serious threat as well as trying to clear her name.
Unwittingly, whilst staying off the grid, Ellie stumbles upon a syndicate which has alarming connections to her daughter’s death – and which abducts her team, with the intent of killing them, and Ellie.
Cat Connor’s Databyte, a techno-thriller cum murder mystery, hits the spot and then some. Even if we’d never heard of the NSA, Eric Snowden, and Julian Assange, this book would be worth the price of admission just to eavesdrop on the internal dialogue of Supervisory Special Agent Ellie Conway.
Published June 2014
|The third book in the Danny Roth series by Ray Wenck
When Danny and Tony come to the aid of a beautiful woman, they are surprised to find she is an undercover cop. Danny is more amazed when Tony decides she may be the “one”.
When Marissa fails to show up for their first date Tony is devastated, until he discovers she has been kidnapped by Ruiz, a vicious drug lord moving in on the local drug trade. Danny and Tony must call upon all their resources, putting their lives and the lives of their loved ones in jeopardy, to rescue Marissa, take down Ruiz and intercept a massive incoming drug shipment.
Published May 2014
The first book in the Excess Baggage series by Andrene Low
Samantha’s life is perfect – great clothes, great job, great boyfriend – until she finds her boss wants to shag her and her boyfriend is shagging someone else. But at least the clothes are still fabulous – and even more so if you’re a dog. Leaving town after dispensing some well-deserved revenge, Sam carves out a new career for herself in canine haute couture. Sam thinks she’s invincible, until she runs into a macho Italian with a penchant for garlic and an appendage named after a popular luncheon meat. By the time she’s finished with him, he’s only good for sandwiches.
Set in Melbourne, Australia, in the late 70s, before email, mobile phones, FaceBook and Twitter, and before platform shoes and flares became retro, it was the time when The Pill became freely available to single women who took up the challenge of a changing world with gusto but not a lot of forethought. Samantha takes up this challenge with more gusto and a lot less forethought than most.
A mix of comedy, romance, sex and violence, This Girl’s Abroad also covers the correct technique for defrosting a dead pug.
Published May 2014
|When lives collide, and time runs out, will there be one final chance for redemption?
Damaged by childhood trauma and a series of tragedies and disappointments, Aden Cassalotti finds solace in a crack pipe. The marijuana and magic mushroom operations in his fertile hometown no longer rakes in enough to sustain him. Aden’s neglect and detachment has a profound effect on his lifelong friend and business partner, Noel Schuurman. Noel, a brooding recluse becomes dangerously deluded and volatile. He has killed before and, with escalating pressures, not even his mother and sister are safe on their isolated plot.
Published April 2014
|Scientific testing has determined that thirteen-year-old Ezekiel Emanuel is destined for a long but loveless life. Too bad even the fragrance of a female sends a shock wave straight to his underpants.
In the face of this sexual tsunami, his self-obsessed mother discovers the Zimbalist Holistic Recliner, which gives refuge in an oasis of improved rememories. His distant father and stepmother, a former dominatrix who becomes the target of his awkward affection, add to Ezekiel’s confusion.
Will Ezekiel, obsessed with Charlotte, find the proof that his life will not be empty of affection?
Jenny Drummey spins a magical, slip-stream tale of intrigue and divination, obsession and destiny.
Published April 2014
|How would a world populated by superheroes differ from our own?
Instead of fighting evil on a cosmic scale, Orville Ortley, Mucus-Man, whose snot has the explosive power of a howitzer shell, Kevin Kiley, Count Karma, invincible wonder of the ethereal plane who’s utterly useless on earth and Mindy Maguire, Supermodel, upon whom the goddesses bestowed the most unwelcome power a Smith College women’s studies major could imagine guard St. Louis’s Chesterfield Mall. That is, until the day the villains’ lobby, the American Malevolence Institute, sets its sights on this ordinary shopping center. If the Institute should defeat this discount-bin collection of mall cops, it would mean the end of all life on earth.
Battling these villains would be an epic struggle in itself but, along the way, our heroes must also contend with the headline-grabbing super-group The Crusaders, a once-peaceable young woman who has been transformed into a chaotic beast after having been bitten by a radioactive badger, stifling government bureaucracy, the capriciousness of deities and, of course, their own personal shortcomings and that of their teammates. Who will survive? Who will prevail? Who will prove themselves mighty?
Available only at Amazon.
|Children of the Canyon tells the story of David, a boy growing up in LA’s fabled Laurel Canyon neighborhood as the 1960s counterculture is coming to an end.
David’s record producer father works with the reclusive former leader of a surf music band on an album that promises to elevate the legacies of both men to immortal status. His distant, peripatetic mother rides the waves of activism and feminism in and out of David’s life. The elusive Topanga, named for the city’s last remaining Eden, whom David meets on the beach the night of his parents’ separation continues to elude his futile attempts to reconnect with her throughout the decade.
Through David’s eyes, we bear witness to the fallout from the California Dream’s malfunction: the ruined families, failed revolutionaries, curdled musical idealism, and, ultimately, the rise of the conservatism that put the country on its present path.
Published February 2014