THE CYLINDER by Luke O’Boyle

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THE CYLINDER
Luke O’Boyle

Cover Copy: Humanity gathers on the edge of a vast continent. Past the remants of the Broken Wall lies an unexplored wilderness, where beasts rule the land. Gathered in the land of Echo, mankind is ravaged by infertility, and readies itself for the coming of the meteor Nior. One assassin has glimpsed beyond the fraying fabric of his world, but how can he find hope for mankind when he has lost his humanity?

Get the Book:

The book can be found at the following links:
https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/245106
http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Cylinder-Ezraeil-ebook/dp/B009QN3OEG/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1350747273&sr=1-1
http://www.amazon.com/The-Cylinder-Ezraeil-ebook/dp/B009QN3OEG/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1350747332&sr=1-1&keywords=the+cylinder

About the Author: I developed a passion for fantasy novels from a young age. I loved falling into a world where anything was possible, and where I could discover new cities, new cultures and new characters.

I particularly loved epic fantasy. Books which would carry me along for weeks or months, and where I felt excitement and awe at the turn of a page. Eventually I began to grow disappointed at the plethora of fantasy books set in the same time periods (medieval fantasy), and decided I would look at doing something different.

Only when finishing my book did I discover that urban fantasy was a thing… Nevermind! This has just opened the opportunity for me to find more books which I can immerse myself into.

About me. I’ve grown up living in the South of England, and currently live in London. I went to Oxford University, where I studied history due to the fact it was just, basically, studying stories. Now I work for a fantastic company in London, and am very lucky with how life has played out so far.

http://thecylinderbook.wordpress.com/

THE DARK PROPOSAL by Megan Cashman

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THE DARK PROPOSAL
Megan Cashman

Cover Copy: If your boyfriend suddenly reveals he’s a vampire, and also wants to make you one or else…what would you do?

That is the dilemma college graduate Claire McCormick faces. Her life is turned upside down when her boyfriend Daniel Bertrand reveals he is a vampire who wants her to be his companion forever. But when Claire hesitates at his proposal, her life spirals down into a nightmare. She learns the true, sinister reason why Daniel wants her to become a vampire and has to choose between becoming an bloodthirsty monster or having her and her loved ones suffer.

WARNING: contains graphic content and strong language

The Dark Proposal will be the first book in a trilogy that follows what becomes of Claire and Daniel, as well as the rest of the vampires.

Get the Book: Kindle: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B009AL4RKE

About the Author: Former freelance journalist Megan Cashman is the author of the newly released urban fantasy eBook, The Dark Proposal.

She has worked for cable news stations, both local and national, and has a master’s degree in journalism under her belt.

Born and raised on Staten Island, New York’s forgotten borough, Megan always had a love of reading and writing. Her favorite authors are Jacqueline Carey, Anne Rice, Khaled Hosseini, and Sarah Dunant. She enjoys books that take her to a different world and/or see her world differently. She hopes to do the same for her future readers.

http://megancashmanbooks.wordpress.com/

[Indie Sunday] OATH OF SERVITUDE by C.E. Wilson

Welcome to “Indie Sunday”! Each week Urban Fantasy Land features independent or small press published authors.

OATH OF SERVITUDE
C.E. Wilson

Cover Copy: For nearly twenty years, Teague had it all. Money. Looks. Intelligence. Popularity. He never questioned why. It wasn’t until he lost it all that he realized what he had. Now it’s gone. He’s trapped in the darkness.
Cailin is a pixi from a clan that wants nothing more than to control her. What she says, how she acts, even what she wears. When she rebels, the consequences are severe as well as surprising. A year living with a human family. Suddenly she is forced to coexist with Teague and his cryptic father. But why? Why would her clan allow this?
In a world he couldn’t see.
In a world she didn’t trust.
Teague and Cailin will have to learn to trust each other.
But at what cost?

Get the book:

Amazon:  http://www.amazon.com/Oath-Servitude-Punishment-Sequence-ebook/dp/B0098U8OZ6/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1350525536&sr=8-1&keywords=oath+of+servitude
Smashwords:  https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/236352

About the Author: C.E. Wilson is currently living in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with her husband and her two dogs and two cats. They are all the loves of her life. She grew up in Lancaster, PA and graduated from Millersville University in 2008 with a degree in English Education.
C.E. has been writing stories since she could hold a pen, and she often finds her inspirations for story ideas in images. When she’s not writing young adult fantasy novels, she enjoys writing short stories on her DeviantArt page. She loves to write stories involving giants and little people (also known as GT) and nothing helps her to write more than Coca-Cola and glazed doughnut holes.
When she isn’t writing, she enjoys reading shoujo manga and young adult fantasy and watching trashy TV shows.

Website: http://www.goodreads.com/CEWilson
Twitter: CEWilson1
Facebook: Facebook profile

[Indie Sunday] THE ARTIST’S INHERITANCE by Juli D. Revezzo

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THE ARTIST’S INHERITANCE
Juli D. Revezzo

Cover Copy: Settling into their new home in Gulf Breeze, Florida, Caitlin finds strange changes coming over her husband Trevor. He seems obsessed with a beautiful chair he’s carving.

When the nightmares deepen and ghosts begin lurking—she knows something’s not right, and not just her newfound precognitive abilities. It’s the damned chair, she’s sure. Could it be just what it seems: a mundane piece of furniture? If so, why is it attracting dark forces—the forces she suspects drove Trevor’s siblings to insanity and suicide?

Before the same happens to Trevor, Caitlin must convince him to sell his art. But armed with only a handful of allies, and little experience of the supernatural, she must proceed with caution against the hellish forces besieging her family. If she succeeds, she will break the ancestral curse. If she fails, she may lose forever the one thing she cares about most: her beloved Trevor.

The Artist’s Inheritance is available for Kindle:
http://www.amazon.com/Artists-Inheritance-Antique-Magic-ebook/dp/B008XL82IU/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1345040600&sr=1-1

and in paperback:
http://www.amazon.com/Artists-Inheritance-Antique-Magic/dp/1479188972/ref=la_B008AHVTLO_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1349117936&sr=1-3

for all other ebook formats:
http://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/jdrevezzo

About the Author: Juli D. Revezzo has long been in love with writing, a love built by devouring everything from the Arthurian legends, to the works of Michael Moorcock, and the classics and has a soft spot for classic the “Goths” of the 19th century, in love of which she received a Bachelor’s degree in literature from the University of South Florida. Her short fiction has been published in Dark Things II: Cat Crimes, The Scribing Ibis, Eternal Haunted Summer, Twisted Dreams Magazine and Luna Station Quarterly. She also has an article and book review or two out there. But her heart lies in the storytelling. She is a member of the Independent Author Network. The Artist’s Inheritance is her first novel.

Juli D. Revezzo’s site links:
http://julidrevezzo.com
on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Juli-D.-Revezzo/e/B008AHVTLO/
on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/JD-Revezzo/233193150037011
On Good Reads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5782712.Juli_D_Revezzo
on Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/0/111476709039805267272/posts
on Smashwords: http://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/jdrevezzo
on Twitter: http://twitter.com/julidrevezzo

[Indie Sunday] THE LEGEND OF RACHEL PETERSEN by J.T. Baroni

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THE LEGEND OF RACHEL PETERSEN
J.T. BARONI

Having experienced the life-changing benefits that leader dogs have brought his Brother, author JT Baroni today announces his spooky new ghost story. As with any good book, there is a twist; Baroni will be donating proceeds from the book to a Michigan leader dog charity.

Following a year and a half of diligent development and editing, JT Baroni is delighted to announce that his latest paranormal tale, The Legend of Rachel Petersen, has been released through Damnation Books.

However, unlike most authors, Baroni won’t be taking the profits directly to his own bank account. Instead, Baroni plans to donate a portion of the proceeds to The Leader Dogs for the Blind – a charity based in Rochester Hills, Michigan. This organization has been providing free leader dog training and placement since 1939, directly changing the lives of thousands along the way.

“Over the past few decades I’ve directly experienced both the generosity and the impact of the vital services The Leader Dogs for the Blind provide,” says Baroni, whose Brother, Gene, has been blind since birth.

He continues, “The visually impaired depend, trust and rely on their dogs each and every day. I was actually Gene’s first ‘leader dog’ as a kid; we were totally inseparable. Since Adulthood he has had three canine companions and I want to ensure that the charity can continue to do their great work.”

Baroni admits to being constantly impressed by the ability of his Brother’s leader dog; helping Gene navigate around his home city of Philadelphia. However, the inspiration for The Legend of Rachel Petersen came from an experience near his home in rural Johnstown, Pennsylvania.

“I am an avid outdoorsman. There are some fascinating places to explore within walking distance of my home. Last year I discovered a grave, deep in the woods. This gave me the inspiration for my book,” he adds.

The eerily enthralling book follows Christian Kane, a thirty nine year-old sports writer who becomes lividly outraged when The Pittsburgh Gazette overlooks him for a well-deserved and coveted promotion. After quitting his job and moving to the country to write fiction, he is inspired by a grave he stumbles upon in the woods.

This experience compels Kane to write ‘The Legend of Rachel Petersen’ – a story about the dead twelve year-old girl who is buried beneath the weathered tombstone. His release unexpectedly climbs the country’s Best Seller lists and is turned into a hugely successful Hollywood movie. With his newfound wealth and fame, Kane is dumbfounded when Rachel rises from the grave, seeking revenge on him for slandering her name.

….Or, does she?

“As with any timeless classic, there is a twist at the end. In fact, there are two twists!” Baroni explains.

Even though the book has been received into the literary world with critical acclaim, Baroni is conscious not to lose sight of its real purpose.

“Raising a puppy to Leader Dog status is extremely time consuming and expensive. In fact, it averages around forty thousand dollars per dog. I hope that this book will, in some way, relieve the financial burden to The Leader Dogs for the Blind and allow them to continue their great work well into the future,” he concludes.

The Legend of Rachel Petersen is available now in both paperback and e-Book formats from all good online bookstores.

More information can be found at the book’s Amazon Homepage or at JT Baroni’s Official Website.

For a movie trailer of the book, click here.

About the Author: JT Baroni lives in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, a small town east of Pittsburgh. As long as he can remember, he has been an avid outdoorsman, and has always had a fondness for word games and great story-telling literature. His older brother, who was born blind, taught him the game of chess at an early age; consequently, he plays a mean game.

Along with his wife Becky and Son Skyler, Baroni shares their cozy home with a psychotic dog, a full-blooded boxer they christened ‘Butkus’. When he is not on the job as a transformer repairman with the local electric company, you’ll find him either hunting, fishing, or rooting for the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Baroni has also penned several song lyrics, which have been professionally put to music and are currently signed with a music publisher.

GET THE BOOK:
Paperback and Download:
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-legend-of-rachel-petersen-jt-baroni/1107747868
http://www.amazon.com/Legend-Rachel-Petersen-J-T-Baroni/dp/1615725431
Download only:
http://www.damnationbooks.com/people.php?author=135

WHAT HIDES WITHIN by Jason Parent

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Author:  Jason Parent
Genre:  
Horror / Suspense / Dark Humor
Pages:  308
Publisher:  Double Dragon Publishing
Author Website:  http://authorjasonparent.com/
Goodreads Link:  http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/15828555-what-hides-within

Book Synopsis:

In all of us, there is darkness. In Clive, it’s tangible, and it’s aching to get out.

What Hides Within tells the story of a man held captive by an unknown evil. Clive Menard is a spineless slacker leading an ordinary existence. But when Chester enters his life, it becomes far from ordinary.

A disheveled Clive stands alone in a hospital waiting room. A series of incidences have led him to undergo unnecessary neurosurgery. A voice inside Clive’s head nags him to kill the doctor.

Weeks prior, a murder investigation and an unrelated kayaking excursion set the story’s interlocking events in motion. When a remorseful killer, a bomb-happy psychopath and a mysterious widow spider converge upon Clive, they bring with them destruction and death. Clive must discover who or what is steering his very existence before he, too, is consumed by the carnage around him.

With a driven detective following his every step and a vicious killer hiding within his circle of friends, Clive must walk a narrow and dangerous path, teetering between salvation and damnation. He must confront Chester and his own demons. But is he powerless to overcome them?”

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Character Interview – Clive Menard
JP: Greetings, folks. I’m Jason Parent, author of What Hides Within. Tonight, I will be interviewing the star of my novel, Clive Menard.

Great, I got like one guy to applaud. And really, Clive Menard? This guy looks like he hasn’t showered in days . . . smells like it, too. Is he the most interesting guy we could get to interview? Well, he’s seated. Better put on my phony smile.

JP: Welcome, Clive. May I call you Clive?

CM: Last time I checked, that was my name.

Punk.

JP: Do you have to check often? Just kidding. So tell me, Clive, what’s it like to be the leading man?

CM: In one of your novels? I don’t know. I never really thought about it. What’s Kato Kaelin doing these days? He might have some idea what kind of stardom you’ve brought me.

JP: Ouch! Surely being the protagonist in a novel has some perks.

CM: Yeah, I’m getting laid by supermodels every night.

Punk.

CM: And protagonist? Doesn’t that mean “good guy?” I never really thought of myself as one of those, either.

JP: Well, you must have done something good in your life, though by the looks of you, you probably don’t do much of anything.

CM: I am what you wrote me to be. Something good? Hmm . . . I’ve beaten all the Resident Evil video games.

JP: That’s something, I suppose. But you’re a little old for video games, aren’t you?

CM: You know what they say: thirty’s the new . . . Yes, he called me old. Yes, I know he’s like the same age as me.

JP: Clive? Who are you talking to?

CM: No, I won’t stab him with my pen. It’s technically not even my pen. I stole it from the green room. Besides, we’re on a national broadcast, for Christ’s sake.

JP: Um, are you okay? Stab who with your pen?

CM: I’m sorry, Jason. What were you saying?

JP: Who were you just talking to?

CM: Was that out loud? I’m sorry. I talk to myself sometimes, since the operation.

JP: Is that how you got that grotesque scar on your head? It looks like someone tried to patch you up the same way you’d mend a rip in your jeans.

CM: That’s not too far from the truth. The doctor said I had a tumor, but when he sawed upon my skull, he didn’t find anything.

I wonder if that includes a brain.

JP: That’s . . . unfortunate?

CM: At least I got a free meal out of it. Hold on a second . . . For the last time, I’m not going to kill him. Why do you always want me to kill people?

JP: I don’t want you to kill anyone.

CM: Did I say that out loud again? Let’s just chalk it up to Tourette’s.

JP: I don’t think that’s quite how Tourette’s works. Why are you standing? Ahhh! What the hell, man? Why the fuck would you stab me with your pen?

CM: I didn’t think you could say “fuck” on this broadcast. And technically, it’s not my pen.

JP: Get out! Just get the hell out of here.

CM: Fine. We’ll leave. We’ll see you later, though.

Why’s he smiling like that? Is that drool? And who’s “we?” Whoever it is, I’m fairly certain I don’t want to see them later.

[Indie Sunday] ARCANE SOLUTIONS by Gayla Drummond

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ARCANE SOLUTIONS
Gayla Drummond

Cover Copy: Rescuing under-aged vamp bait and retrieving stolen possessions is all in a day’s work for Discord Jones.

When a gorgeous, lying bastard of an elf hires her to find an ancient book, danger takes on a whole new meaning.

The book holds an unbelievably powerful spell, and ‘favored prey of demons’ becomes an unwelcome addition to her resume.

Paperback Amazon

Ebooks:

Amazon: US / UK / DE / ES / FR / IT / and Barnes & Noble / Smashwords

 

About the Author: A sword-toting alien with a fetish for fur and four-legged creatures, she writes fiction and spends entirely too much time distracted by shiny things online, like Twitter.

She prefers Netflix because there aren’t any commercials and she can ignore all the reality series. As a voracious reader, she enjoys both ebooks and physical books, though her Ebook collection doesn’t require regular dusting.

She writes scifi as G. L. Drummond, fantasy and other things as Gayla Drummond, and her author site is GLDrummond.com.