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THE CHOSEN ONES are about to start their second year in senior high school. The whole summer break they have held their breaths waiting for the demons' next move. But the threat shows up from another direction, somewhere they could never have foreseen.
It becomes more and more obvious that something is very, very wrong in Engelsfors. The past is woven together with the present. The living meet the dead. THE CHOSEN ONES are tied even closer together and are once again ... [read more]
- Seregil of Rhiminee (Tuesday, 19 March 2013 2:40 pm)
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Zachary Jernigan's debut novel, No Return, was published by Night Shade Books in March 2013.
Information about Zachary Jernigan:
Zachary Jernigan lives in Arizona, where the weather is nice and the political decisions are horrifying. He writes science fiction and fantasy, both in the short and the long form. His first novel, No Return, came out from Night Shade Books in the spring of 2013. He wants you to know that he loves Mario Bros. games, riding around in a wheelchair as long as it doesn't insult a handicapped person, and ma po tofu.
Information about No Return:
On Jeroun, there is no question as to whether God exists - only what his intentions are.
Under the looming judgment of Adrash and his ultimate weapon - a string of spinning spheres beside the moon known as The Needle - warring factions of white and black suits prove their opposition to the orbiting god with the great fighting tournament of Danoor, on the far side of Jeroun's only inhabitable continent.
From the Thirteenth Order of Black Suits comes Vedas, a young master of martial arts, laden with guilt over the death of one of his students. Traveling with him are Churls, a warrior woman and mercenary haunted by the ghost of her daughter, and Berun, a constructed man made of modular spheres possessed by the foul spirit of his creator. Together they must brave their own demons, as well as thieves, mages, beasts, dearth, and hardship on the perilous road to Danoor, and the bloody sectarian battle that is sure to follow.
On the other side of the world, unbeknownst to the travelers, Ebn and Pol of the Royal Outbound Mages (astronauts using Alchemical magic to achieve space flight) have formed a plan to appease Adrash and bring peace to the planet. But Ebn and Pol each have their own clandestine agendas - which may call down the wrath of the very god they hope to woo.
Who may know the mind of God? And who in their right mind would seek to defy him? Gritty, erotic, and fast-paced, author Zachary Jernigan takes you on a sensuous ride through a world at the knife-edge of salvation and destruction, in one of the year's most exciting fantasy epics.
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- Seregil of Rhiminee (Sunday, 17 March 2013 10:46 am)
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Joel Lane's Where Furnaces Burn was published by PS Publishing in October 2012.
Information Joel Lane:
Joel Lane is the author of three other collections of supernatural horror stories, The Earth Wire, The Lost District and The Terrible Changes; a weird novella, The Witnesses Are Gone; three collections of poems, The Edge of the Screen, Trouble in the Heartland and The Autumn Myth; a booklet of crime stories, Do Not Pass Go; a chapbook, Black Country; and a pamphlet of erotic poems, Instinct.
He has also edited an anthology of subterranean horror tales, Beneath the Ground, and co-edited an anthology of urban crime and suspense stories, Birmingham Noir (with Steve Bishop) and an anthology of weird and speculative fiction stories against racism and fascism, Never Again (with Allyson Bird).
Information about Where Furnaces Burn:
Episodes from the casebook of a police officer in the West Midlands:
A young woman needs help in finding the buried pieces of her lover... so he can return to waking life.
Pale-faced thieves gather by a disused railway to watch a puppet theatre of love and violence.
Why do local youths keep starting fires in the ash woods around a disused mine in the Black Country?
A series of inexplicable deaths lead the police to uncover a secret cult of machine worship.
When a migrant worker disappears, the key suspect is a boy driven mad by memories that are not his own.
Among the derelict factories and warehouses at the heart of the city, an archaic god seeks out his willing victims.
Blurring the occult detective story with urban noir fiction, Where Furnaces Burn offers a glimpse of the myths and terrors buried within the industrial landscape.
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- Seregil of Rhiminee (Saturday, 16 March 2013 1:52 pm)
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Sean Benham's debut novel, Blope, was published in September 2012.
Information about Sean Benham:
Sean Benham is a Toronto-based entertainment industry professional who has worked as an art director, graphic animator, writer and producer on everything from Emmy award-winning children's television programming to heavy metal music videos. Blope is his first novel.
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Son of Satan and Grandson of the Messiah, Billy Lopez was born with a sordid lineage, an ancestry that has been veiled since birth. Now, he's a wanted man, forced to flee the only life he has ever known... and where he's headed isn't pretty.
Born into The United Prefectures of America, a colony doubling as an experiment in severe racial segregation, Billy was destined for a life of state-controlled mediocrity until he let the most benign element of his forbidden heritage slip. As a white teenager surreptitiously raised in an all-brown Prefecture, his cover has been blown. He has to leave the upper crust privileges of F Prefecture behind and make his escape into M, a dirt poor, bone white Prefecture. One that isn't listed on any map.
Forced into a harrowing new world of extreme plastic surgery, black market pornography and organized religion gone horribly awry, Billy has to keep his wits about him in order to keep his head on his neck. M Prefecture is best known for two things: cheap life and grisly death. Driven by the mix of divine and profane blood that courses through his veins, he strives to learn the truth about himself and his new surroundings, truths his sheltered upbringing kept hidden. What Billy finds out about M Prefecture is ugly. What he finds out about himself is downright disgusting.
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- Seregil of Rhiminee (Thursday, 14 March 2013 5:30 pm)
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Christopher Barzak's Before and Afterlives will be published by Lethe Press in March 2013.
Information about Christopher Barzak:
Christopher Barzak is an American author. He is the author of the novels One for Sorrow and The Love We Share Without Knowing, and the short story collection Birds and Birthdays.
Click here to visit Christopher Barzak's official website.
Information about Before and Afterlives:
Discover the haunting stories of Crawford Award-winning author Christopher Barzak in his new collection Before and Afterlives. These are tales of relationships with unearthly domesticity and eeriness: a woman falls in love with a haunted house; a beached mermaid is substituted for a disappeared daughter; the imaginary friend of a murdered young woman stalks the streets of her small town; a mother's teenage son is afflicted with a disease that causes him to vanish; a father exploits his daughter's talent for calling ghosts to her; and a wife leaves her husband and children to fulfill her obligations in the world from which she escaped.
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- Seregil of Rhiminee (Friday, 01 March 2013 1:26 pm)
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Bradley P. Beaulieu's The Flames of Shadam Khoreh will be published in April 2013.
Information about Bradley P. Beaulieu:
Bradley P. Beaulieu is the author of the epic fantasy trilogy The Lays of Anuskaya. The first two books, The Winds of Khalakovo and The Straits of Galahesh were released to critical acclaim.
Click here to visit Bradley P. Beaulieu's official website.
Information about The Flames of Shadam Khoreh:
The Flames of Shadam Khoreh begins nearly two years after the events of The Straits of Galahesh. In it, Atiana and Nikandr continue their long search for Nasim, which has taken them to the desert wastes of the Gaji, where the fabled valley of Shadam Khoreh lies. But all is not well.
War has moved from the islands to the mainland, and the Grand Duchy knows its time may be limited if Yrstanla rallies its forces. And the wasting disease and the rifts grow ever wider, threatening places that once thought themselves safe. The Dukes believe that their only hope may be to treat with the Haelish warriors to the west of Yrstanla, but Nikandr knows that the key is to find Nasim and a lost artifact known as the Atalayina.
Will Nikandr succeed and close the rifts once and for all? The answer lies deep within the Flames of Shadam Khoreh.
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