An exciting sequel to the Captain Nemo adventures enjoyed by millions in Jules Verne's 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.
Sea monsters are sinking ships up and down the Atlantic Coast. Enraged that his navy is helpless against this onslaught and facing a possible World War as a result, President Ulysses S. Grant is forced to ask for assistance from the notorious Captain Nemo, in Federal prison for war crimes and scheduled for execution.
Grant returns Nemo’s submarine, the infamous Victorian Steampunk marvel Nautilus, and promises a full Presidential pardon if Nemo hunts down and destroys the source of the attacks. Accompanied by the beautiful niece of Grant’s chief advisor, Nemo sets off under the sea in search of answers. Unfortunately, the enemy may be closer than they realize...
Risingshadow has the honour of publishing a guest post by the debut fantasy author Korbin Voss.
Korbin Voss is the author of Revenant, which is the first book in The Terror of Trenon Trilogy.
Korbin Voss has spent his whole life dedicating himself to the art and craft of writing. With years of freelancing under his belt, he's proud to say that he made the switch to full time ghostwriter for 3 years before getting tired of hearing just the voices in his head. Now, he works full time at the feet of one of the premier marketing geniuses in the world while crafting his own stories and taking them to the world. You can follow his insights and information at his Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/KorbinVossWriting/
Information about Revenant:
The last good man in Trennon has been murdered in cold blood, his body left on horrific display and plummeting the city into terror as the killer remains at large. With the City Watch too corrupt to trust, Henry and Squire are hired by the City Council to hunt down the killer as quickly as possible and bring him to justice.
The only problem: the killer is already dead.
With the dead rising to take revenge upon the city, Henry begins the game of cat and mouse through the streets of Trennon, hunting a killer who has a vendetta against Henry and will not stop until Henry’s world is in ruins, even if that means the entire city must bleed. The hunt is on and Henry must face the demons of his past or risk those demons destroying everything.
Revenant is the first book in the Terror of Trennon Trilogy.
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Quentin S. Crisp's The Paris Notebooks was published by Snuggly Books in September 2017.
Information about Quentin S. Crisp:
Quentin S. Crisp was born in 1972, in North Devon, U.K. He studied Japanese at Durham University and graduated in 2000. He has had fiction published by Tartarus Press, PS Publishing, Eibonvale Press and others. He currently resides in Bexleyheath, and is editor for Chômu Press.
Information about The Paris Notebooks:
In 2007, Quentin S. Crisp visited Paris and kept a diary of his stay there and his return to Britain. An experiment in literary improvisation, the Notebooks are also a tribute to mood, moment, image and allusion. Making a virtue of pareidolia, the author sifts through the subjective impressions of cumulative duration in an attempt to distil beauty and truth from the everyday, and to reclaim first-person experience from the ravages of 21st century media saturation.
A REVIEW OF QUENTIN S. CRISP'S THE PARIS NOTEBOOKS
T.L. Branson's Midnight Blade was published in December 2017.
Information about T.L. Branson:
T.L. Branson is the author of the upcoming Soul Stones series. Branson started writing when he was eighteen and has contributed articles to several blogs and websites over the years. Soul Render is his debut novel in a planned trilogy. He finds his inspiration from the kings (and queen) of story, J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, George Lucas, and J.K. Rowling. Born in Pennsylvania, he currently lives in California with his wife and two children.
Click here to visit his official website.
Information about Midnight Blade:
A short story introducing the world of Soul Stones, an upcoming epic fantasy series.
Kingdoms rise and fall by the blade.
For Davion Callum, that blade is closer than he'd like. Ever the pawn in a scheme of epic proportions, he is given a choice to stand beside those who would wield him as a weapon or defend those who would call him friend.
When the lines blur between ally and enemy, all is not as it seems. Will he uncover the truth? And what will he do when he does?
A REVIEW OF T.L. BRANSON'S MIDNIGHT BLADE
Chris Keaton and Rick Taubold's The Mosaic was published in 2016.
Information about Chris Keaton and Rick Taubold:
Chris Keaton is an Air Force veteran living with his family in sunny Arizona. He began his writing journey as a screenwriter, but to reach a wider audience he's made the transition to prose. His main genre of choice is fantasy, from monsters to science fiction. To learn more about his projects check out his website, Chris-Keaton.com.
Rick serves on the board of directors of Silver Pen Writers (www.silverpenwriters.org), and he and his wife publish Fabula Argentea, a quarterly online fiction magazine. His weekly blog is Write Well, Write to Sell (www.writewell.silverpen.org). On his website (www.ricktaubold.com), you can delve into his past and read about his current projects and upcoming books.
Information about The Mosaic:
Twin girls discover a mystical world contained within a crumbling mosaic, and they must restore it before an evil witch seizes its power, even if doing so could tear their family apart.
Secrets. It all started while looking for secret passages. Chloe Tozier’s impulsive twin, Zoe, insisted that all old mansions had them. Grandma denied the existence of any here. Except for the boarded-up service elevator that she conveniently forgot to mention before the girls discovered it, the elevator that didn’t seem to go anywhere. They had been living in this private museum with their grandparents since the death of their parents during an archaeology trip to Egypt.
Mysteries. Why have a museum in a tiny town in the middle of Kansas when what’s on display is nothing unusual? Sometimes packages arrived wrapped in plain brown paper that the girls never saw again. Grandpa disappeared overnight and they haven’t heard from him since. And before going to Egypt their parents had mentioned something about a mysterious mosaic. Maybe Zoe was right about family secrets. Maybe it was time to dig further.
A REVIEW OF CHRIS KEATON AND RICK TAUBOLD'S THE MOSAIC
Catherine Lundoff's Out of This World: Queer Speculative Fiction Stories was published by Queen of Swords Press in January 2017.
Information about Catherine Lundoff:
Catherine is originally from Brooklyn, NYC, and currently lives in Minneapolis with her wife Jana, an amazingly talented book artist, and a couple of cats. When not writing, she works as a professional computer geek. In former lives, Catherine owned a feminist bookstore (Grassroots Books in Iowa City) and has lived in Nicaragua, El Salvador and Mexico. She was once a professional archaeologist and before that, worked at a bar in St. Louis that that claimed to have the world's largest collection of Elvis memorabilia outside Memphis. Catherine started writing professionally in 1996 while in law school. She sold the first story she ever wrote and quit law school a week or two later.
Catherine is a member of Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA), Broad Universe, GCLS and the Erotic Authors Association (EAA) - useful organizations to belong to at any stage of a writing career.
Catherine was also a member of the Arise! Bookstore Collective (now defunct). Arise! was one of a shrinking number of independent bookstores. As a former bookstore owner and frequent bookstore visitor, the survival of indies is near and dear to Catherine's heart. She asks that you please support your remaining local independent bookstores; their survival is essential for new writers and nonmainstream voices to be heard.
Click here to visit her official website.
Information about Out of This World: Queer Speculative Fiction Stories:
Eleven tales of the queer fantastic by award-winning author Catherine Lundoff. A bookstore clerk goes on a quest for the Norns while a couple of mercenaries wake up to some big surprises at their favorite inn. Shakespeare’s sister, Judith, forms an alliance with playwright Christopher Marlowe. A witch attempts the wrong love spell and a young prince meets an irresistible monster. Swordswomen, ghosts, the Queen of the Fay, the occasional gentleman of the evening and other unforgettable characters populate these stories rich and strange. Includes the Gaylactic Spectrum Award finalist “At the Roots of the World Tree” as well as several other stories not previously collected.
A REVIEW OF CATHERINE LUNDOFF'S OUT OF THIS WORLD: QUEER SPECULATIVE FICTION STORIES