From the bestselling author of The Silence comes a brand-new supernatural eco thriller. In large areas of the planet, nature is no longer humanity's friend...
In a time of global warming and spiralling damage to the environment, the Virgin Zones were established to help combat the change. Abandoned by humanity and given back to nature, these vast areas in a dozen remote locations across the planet were intended to become the lungs of the world.
But there are always those drawn to such places. Extreme sports enthusiasts and adventure racing teams target the dangerous, sometimes deadly zones for illicit races. Only the hardiest and most experienced dare undertake these expeditions. When one such team enters the oldest Zone, Eden, they aren't prepared for what confronts them. Nature has returned to Eden in an elemental, primeval way. And here, nature is no longer humanity's friend.
Risingshadow has the honour of featuring an excerpt from Alchemy's Air by Stacey L. Tucker.
About the author:
Stacey L. Tucker uses the action/adventure genre to bridge science and spirituality in her Equal Night series. Tucker's first book in the trilogy, Ocean's Fire, took gold at the Living Now Book Awards and she's looking to make magic again with Book 2, Alchemy's Air. She has written for Women's World, Working Mother, and PopSugar, and speaks to teen groups about self-empowerment and awareness in today's social media-saturated climate.
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About Alchemy's Air:
Skylar Southmartin is not the naïve girl she was a short year ago. She’s made some mistakes and learned a few secrets to life, all the while clinging to the faith her mother instilled in her as a child... in herself. And now that she has discovered her life’s purpose within the pages of the ancient Book of Sophia, she knows what she must do: restore a vital memory to the Akashic Library, located deep within the Underworld of Earth. This library is sought after by many who are aware of its existence, for they know the future of human potential rests at its core.
Meanwhile, Devlin Grayer has been elected as the 46th President of the United States and his wife, Milicent, is miserable in her new role as First Lady - especially because the Great Mothers have asked Milicent to use her new status to help their cause, and she has no interest in tackling that task.
With the help of friends in the unlikeliest of places, Skylar’s journey reveals the significance of the darkness within all of us, and its potential to save or destroy the most precious part of us all: our soul.
Publishing date: May 2019.
AN EXCERPT FROM ALCHEMY'S AIR BY STACEY L. TUCKER
Shannon Briwen's A Long Forgotten World was published in December 2018.
Information about Shannon Briwen:
Shannon J. Briwen was born in Austria, Bregenz and visited a university in Vienna, where he got a degree in Business Administration. He went to an acting school in L.A., lived in San Francisco and Texas. Right now he lives in Bregenz again.
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Information A Long Forgotten World:
Shaila, a young girl, discovers a new, magical world. This world is full of brixta. There are goblins, trolls and dragons. She experiences several adventures with her companion there. This world seems sweet and beautiful at first. However, there are dangers! In this world, she also meets a new friend. In her quest of helping him she even enters the realm of death, the Aneru. Can she leave this world alive?
Discover a dreamlike world. The first book of the Rebirth of Magic leads you to the Antumnos, a world full of unbelievable worlds. This is the beginning of an unimaginable story of young people who discover their dreams, brixta and the true face of the multiverse. Do you like magic, Gods and Goddesses, dragons, fairies and other magical beings? Then come along with Shaila into a new age of magic!
REVEW: A LONG FORGOTTEN WORLD BY SHANNON BRIWEN
Risingshadow has the honour of publishing a guest post by Koji Steven Sakai.
About Santa vs Zombies:
Meet Santa. He’s having a mid-life crisis. He hates his job and wishes he was doing anything else other than being Santa. He’s just going through the motions and that’s why he doesn’t notice the zombie apocalypse until it’s almost two late. Saved by two kids, he at first tries to get back to the North Pole only to discover that his reindeer have been eaten. On the run and just trying to survive, Santa befriends the kids and falls in love with their recently-divorced mother. Soon Santa rediscovers his Christmas spirit and does everything he can to save Christmas for the kids—even if it means his own death.
About co-author Koji Steven Sakai:
Koji Steven Sakai is the founder of Little Nalu Pictures LLC and the CEO of CHOPSO (www.CHOPSO.com), the first Asian English streaming video service. He has written five feature films that have been produced, including the indie hit, The People I’ve Slept With. He also produced three feature films, a one-hour comedy special currently on Netflix, and Comedy InvAsian, a live and filmed series featuring the nation’s top Asian American comedians. Koji’s debut novel, Romeo & Juliet Vs. Zombies, was released in paperback in 2015 and in audiobook in 2016; his graphic novel, 442, came out in 2017. In addition, he is currently an adjunct professor in screenwriting at International Technological University in San Jose.
About co-author John Mayer:
John Mayer is a well-published author both in fiction and non-fiction with three previous novels, two screenplays and a performed stage play. With over twenty non-fiction books published. His latest, Family Fit: Find Your Balance in Life, which was published by Healthy Learning, one of the world’s foremost publishers of instructional materials for health/wellness, fitness, exercise, sports medicine, and camp professionals.
Mayer’s day job as a clinical psychologist specializing in violent behavior has him consulting to law enforcement regularly. His 10,000 Twitter followers (@DrJohnMayer) (@jemayerbooks) look to his daily tweets for advice on psychological issues. He is an associate staff psychologist for Doctor on Demand (doctorondemand.com) as well as a provider (Telemedicine) on DoctoronDemand.
Mayer is also a writer for a cable TV series, The System, that is currently in production with the pilot episode completed.
About Outland Entertainment:
GUEST POST: Why Santa? by Koji Steven Sakai
Risingshadow has the honour of publishing a guest post by Elizabeth Vaughan.
About the author:
Elizabeth Vaughan is the USA TODAY Bestselling Author of Warprize, the first volume of The Chronicles of the Warlands. Her father introduced her to sci/fi and fantasy, and she’s never looked back. She loves fantasy and romance novels, and has played Dungeons and Dragons since 1981, both table-top and the online game. The Chronicles of the Warlands stretches over eight books, with more to come. The latest in the series is Warsong, 2018. Fate's Star, 2019, is a prequel to the series. Beth also has a number of short stories published in various anthologies.
Beth is owned by incredibly spoiled cats and lives in the Northwest Territory, on the outskirts of the Black Swamp, along Mad Anthony's Trail, on the banks of the Maumee River.
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About Fate's Star:
A prequel to the Chronicles of the Warlands.
Five years before the events in Warprize and Destiny’s Star....
Her family dead, her home destroyed, all she has left are her wits and her songs....
When the flames of civil war rage across the Kingdom of Palins, Warna of Farentell has no choice but to flee to the neighboring Barony of Tassinic. The daughter of a wealthy merchant, raised to run a noble house in the hope of a good marriage, she watches her future burn with the rest of her homeland.
Elven Lord of a human Barony, betrayed and attacked by those he thought to trust....
Verice of Tassinic has suffered the wounds of war, knowing loss and betrayal at the hands of those he trusted most. He buries himself in work and duty, behind emotional walls as high as those of his castle, rather than risk more pain. While dealing with a kingdom in political and economic turmoil, he 'rescues' Warna only to discover that the helpless human woman is anything but. Before he knows it, she is deep within the defenses of his heart, forcing him to confront his grief, his distrust, and the scars of his past... and maybe even steal his heart in the process.
Guest post: Writing a prequel by Elizabeth Vaughan
Risingshadow has the honour of being part of Toni Cox Birthday Special Blog Tour.