The Anon Duology has been released, and is available on Amazon only. You can pick up your copy for $4.99. The Anon Duology is a compilation of two complete novels by Peter Giglio and was released on April 29, 2013. You can purchase it here.
Two Complete Novels
Rory Ellison, victim of his own misdeeds, wallows in misery. Then a door opens. Now he’s got a new job, a dream assignment to rewrite the darkest mistake of his past, and a strange new companion in his head. Wielding powers beyond his comprehension and control, Rory returns to … … Faith. She possesses the perfect husband, kids, and home. But when Rory falls back into her world, old wounds open wide, shattering her ideal life. At the center of the mayhem stands Anon, a seemingly benevolent organization with a sinister past of its own. “Helping you realize your dreams sooner,” the company promises. But what do they stand to gain? How far will they go to get what they want? And if they make dreams a reality, what about nightmares? Only Michelle, a young girl with a strange gift, can defeat the evil threatening her family. But she must face fear, work with the ghosts of her enemy’s past, navigate a maze of terror, and make the tough choice to grow up too soon in a world filled with evil and indifference. Hold on tight! Anon—a tale of corporate and familial terror—is unlike anything you’ve ever read.
BEYOND ANON is the long-awaited sequel to last year’s smash-hit, ANON. As Michelle Breedlove travels home from Dexter Ridge, Wyoming, in constant wait for the next wave of terror, she discovers a message from Reggie Ellison. She is safe for now, the communication tells her, but there will come a time when she’ll be needed. Six years later, Michelle is once more drawn into a timeless game between dominions known as The Land of Light and The Land of Shadow. Torn between budding emotions and fighting for a world that has alienated and abused her, Michelle must face her fears for the final showdown with Anon. “Bravo to Peter Giglio—a bright, disarming, and downright scary new voice in horror.” —Amy Wallace, #1 New York Times Bestselling author and Bram Stoker nominee “An invigorating new hand with the poise, polish, and prevision of an established old hand. Peter Giglio arrives on the genre fiction scene with force and vitality. He’s a natural, a keeper, a clean shot of oxygen.” —Eric Shapiro, author of The Devoted and Stories for the End of the World
Title: Bargain with Fate
By Marian Allen
Published by Hydra Publications
Rating: Not yet rated.
Published: May 01, 2013
Words: 63,736 (approximate)
Usurper. Lost Heir. Runaway bride. Land on the brink of civil war. All so familiar, until Tortoise — the Divine Creature who ignores the rules of right and wrong — challenges his fellow divinities to meddle. Suddenly, children targeted for murder are adopted, swordsmen turn into blacksmiths, and none are reliably who or what they seem. The four Divine Animals are afoot: Tortoise, Dragon, Unicorn, and Phoenix. Hold on tight.
Book 2: Bargain With Fate
In the second book of the SAGE trilogy, memories, people, and items of power are recovered. The mighty are helpless, the weak are strong, and a little girl clutches creatures of terror to her ragged heart.
Available now on smashwords
and coming soon to Amazon kindle!
The last installment of the Ian’s Realm is here! Pick up your copy of Rubies and Robbers today! It’s only $3.99!
Ian has proven his abilities as a warrior and now the most dangerous battle begins, the battle against the power of evil. Ian must unravel the secrets of the mountain and discern whom his real enemy is, the enemy both without and within. He tackles with the twelve-year-old boy who seems to hold the fate of the entire Realm in his hands, and yet the pressing Songs of Wisdom call for compassion in his dealings. Ian leads his men in the fight against the powers of darkness. But he must also be willing to sacrifice everything he ever hoped to have in order to save those he loves.
Available now in ebook on smashwords and amazon kindle
Author: Kathy Watness
Genre: Science Fiction/Fantasy/Mythology
Can one love too much? In this alternate take on the story of Medusa, Aegeus believes not, as he searches for a way to be re-united with his love who has been sent to guard the gates to the Underworld with Cerberus.
You can purchase Devotion from Smashwords, Amazon kindle, and barnes and noble nook
Into the Spiral by Erin Danzer got a cover makeover. What do you think?
Fifteen-year-old Veronica “Ronnie” Lambert wants to get out from under her older brother’s shadow. When Ronnie gets a tattoo and then is struck by lightning, she suddenly finds herself able to see and hear things in shadows that don’t appear to others. Then Ronnie meets Gavin Clearwater, the hot new guy in all of her classes and finds out he can see and hear the same things she can.
Gavin tells her about the Spiral Defenders, a group of warriors that travels through space and time to defend the planets of the Spiral. After meeting the Commander of the Spiral Defenders and realizing his intentions might not be pure, Ronnie struggles between following her destiny to become a Spiral Defender and trying to regain the life she had before being struck by lightning.
Add it to your Goodreads TBR list!
About the Author:
Erin Danzer wrote her first book at 10-years-old for a Young Authors competition, where she was awarded an Honorable Mention and discovered a passion for the written word. She’s written several novels and short stories since that spark ignited. Into the Spiral is the first of a four book series. In addition to her novels, Erin writes a monthly short story serial, The Cassandra Serafin Chronicles, posting alternately on her blog and in Literary Lunes bi-monthly online magazine. Erin resides in Racine, Wisconsin, with her husband, two children, and their cat.
Social Media Links
Facebook Fan Page: http://www.facebook.com/ErinDanzerYAAuthor
The airwaves are buzzing with the recent announcement by Random House that they have launched several new digital-only imprints, including one called “Hydra.” Their logo looks like this and covers science fiction and fantasy novellas and novels.
They have also received some notoriously bad press, like the following story by John Scalzi (http://whatever.scalzi.com/2013/03/06/note-to-sff-writers-random-houses-hydra-imprint-has-appallingly-bad-contract-terms/) and here, and here http://www.digitalbookworld.com/2013/sci-fi-and-fantasy-writers-group-condemns-random-house-hydra-digital-imprint/ where the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers Association (SFWA) condemns the imprint because it “fails to pay authors an advance against royalties, as SFWA requires, and has contract terms that are onerous and unconscionable.”
However, HYDRA PUBLICATIONS is NOT in any way affiliated with Random House or with this firestorm of criticism. HYDRA PUBLICATIONS has a logo that looks like one of the ones below. HYDRA PUBLICATIONS began in November 2010 and has a completely different stable of authors who are quite content with their contracts and the support they receive from the company.
LET US REPEAT THIS: WE ARE NOT AFFILIATED WITH RANDOM HOUSE OR THEIR DIGITAL IMPRINT IN ANY WAY. WE NEGOTIATE OUR OWN CONTRACTS WITH OUR AUTHORS. THESE ARE TWO SEPARATE BUSINESS ENTITIES. IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS, please contact Frank or Kim Hall at email@example.com.
For complete information on this kickstarter project, please go to the kickstarter page which can be found here.
There are five books in all at the moment, with more to come. The first three books are being published by a small press, Hydra Publications. The publisher is doing everything possible to get the word out.
So what’s the story about? How is it different than any other adventure fantasy and why would I want to support it?
Without giving you a ton of spoilers here, let’s just say that this story has a different twist to conquering evil than anything you have ever read. It’s that message that just might help the world, one person at a time! It’s a coming-of-age tale about a boy becoming a man and learning some really important lessons along the way.
Money earned for this project will be spent on:
Art supplies for the illustrations and book covers for the series. Even with the author doing her own illustration there are costs involved. Canvas, paints, studio expenses.
Formatting, editing and all the costs involved in bringing six books to the reader.
Trailers for the forthcoming books.
Whereas some really great people have been working to bring this story alive, there’s more to do. We need props, technicians, costumes and much more.
We’re hoping to make a trailer for each of these five sequels:
Rubies and Robbers, book 3 of the Ian’s Realm Saga
Cassandra’s Castle book 4
Abbott book 5
Diary of a Conjurer book 6
Untitled, book 7
Flyers, posters, bookmarks and other marketing materials.
Recording an album with Lexa Rose who sings The Ballad of The Dragon Shield for our book trailer above. We have a vision to put other poems in the stories to music, to offer a multi-media experience that will reinforce the message of the Ian’s Realm saga.
What we’re offering (a complete list of items can be found on the kickstarter page)
Not only do we have autographed copies of the books that are already in print, and book three that is getting ready to come out, but we have artwork.
Dianne Lynn Gardner is an established, award-winning professional portrait and plein air artist. Her work is owned by both national and international collectors of fine art. She is the artist of wine labels for an estate winery in Washington. Her book covers and illustrations are unique oil paintings you’ll not find anywhere else. And now you have a chance to own, not just one of her signed prints, but one of the original oil paintings used as an illustration in this series. You can chose which one you want as a reward on the right.
OUT NOW FROM HYDRA PUBLICATIONS
Title: Gunpowder and Lead
Author: Amy McCorkle
Release Date: February 25, 2013
About: Coming home to bury the mother who betrayed him years ago Daniel Walker is a man without friends in Craft’s Collie. But when a chance encounter with a woman from his past resets his course he is forced to take a stand. And come to terms with a life that he realizes wants him as much as he wants it.
Available through the following sales channels: Amazon and Smashwords for all other versions including Nook and Ipad
In honor of his up and coming release of Reality Check by Hydra Publications, Eric Garrison is giving away a copy of his self published title, Blue Spirit on Amazon on both Thursday and Friday this week!
About Blue Spirit:
Skye can see into another world with her Second Sight… but only when she’s tipsy. Otherworldly creatures wreak havoc in her job, home, and relationships. Soon, she finds herself and her friends in danger, and Skye knows she’s the only one who can save them.
You can download it for free by going to Amazon.
To find out more about Blue Spirit, you can check out this blog post by Eric himself here,
Remember, if you DO download the book, please be sure to share the love and tell your friends about it and leave Mr. Garrison a review (I hear authors LOVE reviews!)
It hasn’t even been a full 24 hours since the SAGE kickstarter campaign went live, and not only have we met our goal, but we have also exceeded it! We are presently at $355 and our original goal was $200. Marian Allen and Frank Hall and the staff at Hydra Publications would like to thank each and every one of you for their support! If they can make it to $400, they will be able to make a trailer in addition to all the other things mentioned here.