Tuesday, December 8, 2015

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The Seekers: The Children of Darkness (Dystopian Sci-Fi - Book 1), by David Litwack. (Still free?)

"I thought the story line was excellent, the plot was laid out very smoothly, the story of these young kids fighting their inner sense of self against a brainwashed society to believe in one way of thinking is similar to what some modern societies try to do.The characters are well defined, and I could not put this book down. I will definitely be reading the next books in the series! I'm actually waiting to see what happens next, as the story seemed to have two climax points, one in the story, and another coming at the beginning of the next book. I love when writers do that!" -- Amazon Reviewer


WINNER: Pinnacle Book Achievement Award, Summer 2015 - Best Book in SCIENCE FICTION
WINNER: Awesome Indies: Seal of Excellence

The Children of Darkness by David Litwack

Evolved Publishing presents the first book in the new dystopian series The Seekers. [DRM-Free]

[Dystopian, Science Fiction, Post-Apocalyptic, Religion]

“But what are we without dreams?”
A thousand years ago the Darkness came—a terrible time of violence, fear, and social collapse when technology ran rampant. But the vicars of the Temple of Light brought peace, ushering in an era of blessed simplicity. For ten centuries they have kept the madness at bay with “temple magic,” and by eliminating forever the rush of progress that nearly caused the destruction of everything.
Childhood friends, Orah and Nathaniel, have always lived in the tiny village of Little Pond, longing for more from life but unwilling to challenge the rigid status quo. When their friend Thomas returns from the Temple after his “teaching”—the secret coming-of-age ritual that binds young men and women eternally to the Light—they barely recognize the broken and brooding young man the boy has become. Then when Orah is summoned as well, Nathaniel follows in a foolhardy attempt to save her.
In the prisons of Temple City, they discover a terrible secret that launches the three on a journey to find the forbidden keep, placing their lives in jeopardy, for a truth from the past awaits that threatens the foundation of the Temple. If they reveal that truth, they might once again release the potential of their people.
Yet they would also incur the Temple’s wrath as it is written: “If there comes among you a prophet saying, ‘Let us return to the darkness,’ you shall stone him, because he has sought to thrust you away from the Light.”
Be sure to read the second book in this series, The Stuff of Stars, due to release November 30, 2015. And don't miss David's multiple award-winning speculative literary saga, The Daughter of the Sea and the Sky



318 pages, with a 4.4-star rating from 61 reviews.

                     



Shroud of Eden (Panhelion Chronicles Book 1), by Marlin Desault. (Still 0.99?)

"So interesting I had a hard time putting it down. Excellent plot, interesting characters, believable science and edge of your seat action make this a great read. A true sci-fi fan delight, this book has a strong "Star Trek" feeling to it. Mystery and deception unfold throughout this novel, you wont want to put it down until you discover the "truth"." -- Amazon Reviewer


An adventure across space and time!

Shroud of Eden by Marlin Desault

Evolved Publishing presents the first book in the Panhelion Chronicles. This military science fiction series features space travel, time warps, alien species, and war on a grand galaxy scale. [DRM-Free]

[Science Fiction: Hard, Military, Time Travel, Alien Contact, Adventure]

While on maneuvers as part of the Panhelion Defense Command fleet near the moons of Jove, Scott Drumond, captain of the Strike Cruiser Targelion, finds his promising career unexpectedly blighted by events that nearly destroy his starship and dramatically change his fortunes.
Scott’s nemesis arranges his court martial on trumped-up charges, and the court finds him guilty. They order him demoted with the stipulation that he is forbidden to hold a command assignment. His one chance for redemption comes when a sympathetic admiral transfers him to Exploration Command, and offers him a seemingly trivial mission to investigate an anomaly in the Hyades star cluster.
Scott accepts temporary captaincy of the scout corvette Pegasus with the hope of restoring his honor and permanent rank. His assignment turns out to be anything but routine when, upon reaching the anomaly, he and his crew encounter a startling distortion in space-time that creates a barrier to material objects. With the first part of his mission complete, he opens sealed orders and learns of scheming and deception in the highest levels of the Panhelion.
By means of a clever gambit, Scott finds an opening in the barrier and chances passage to the far side, where he uncovers the truth about a legendary ghost ship and a lost colony of humans. As he comes to know more about this society of refugees, their strange customs intrigue and baffle him. But his most important find comes when he discovers they hold the secret to a long forgotten weapon, which can defeat a despot at home and turn the tide in battle against alien invaders swarming out of the Coma Bernices star cluster.
Be sure to watch for the rest of the Panhelion Chronicles, coming in 2016 and 2017.



340 pages, with a 4.6-star rating from 14 reviews.

                     



Duncan Cochrane: They Tell Me You Are Wicked (Political Thriller and Murder Mystery), by David Hagerty. (Still 0.99?)

"For fans of mystery series, Chicago history, political thrillers, and literature, this is an exciting new voice. Hagerty's first novel is rich in character and prose without loosing the drama of a traditional murder mystery. I am already hoping book 2 will be released soon." -- Amazon Reviewer


They Tell Me You Are Wicked by David Hagerty

Evolved Publishing presents the first book in the Duncan Cochrane series of crime mysteries set in the seedy underbelly of Chicago politics. [DRM-Free]

[Crime Thriller, Political Thriller, Murder Mystery]

Duncan Cochrane is set on being the next governor of Illinois, until his daughter is murdered six weeks before the election. Then the candidate can only focus on finding her killer.
As the police investigation follows a trio of unlikely leads, Duncan realizes that his best shot at justice is the bully pulpit of the campaign trail, so he returns to the race and makes crime fighting his mantra.
Soon he discovers that his own ambitions may have caused her death, yet by then he knows that he must win the election or risk political and personal failure.
They Tell Me You Are Wicked is the first in a trio of novels detailing Duncan’s rise to prominence and the personal cost of his public ambitions.



246 pages, with a 5-star rating from 10 reviews.

                     



Shadow Swarm (Epic Fantasy Adventure Novel), by D. Robert Pease. (Still 0.99?)

"The writing is solid with clear with clean action. There is something compelling about how the character development is delivered. I really enjoy learning about Aberthol and his journey. Each character is unique and enjoyable." -- Amazon Reviewer


Shadow Swarm (An Epic Fantasy Adventure Novel)

From Evolved Publishing and D. Robert Pease, award-winning author of the Noah Zarc series and Dream Warriors, comes Shadow Swarm — an Epic Fantasy Adventure novel spanning millennia, set in a world full of magic and dark forces where creatures of legend come alive. (Great for readers 15 and up.)

Discover a New World:

Born to Rule. Lived to Heal. Died to Save. Born Again.
Aberthol Nauile doesn’t know that he beheld the creation of the world, ravaged by a war of the gods, and began anew; or that he led legions in a war that had raged since the dawn of time; or that he once rode on a dragon with his father. All he knows is that he awoke in a coffin deep within a tomb, hearing voices in his head, and now the whole world thinks he is their savior.

Praise:

“Shadow Swarm sucked me in….” — Michelle Isenhoff, Amazon reviewer
“Great action adventure!” — AllisonBurres, Amazon reviewer
“Bravo, well done….” — usafe7ret, Amazon reviewer
“It’s extremely poetic and something I haven’t seen done in any other book that I’ve read.” — Tara Lee, Amazon reviewer
“D. has a way of spinning a story that engrosses you from the moment you begin reading.” — LizzieBeth, Amazon reviewer
“Shadow Swarm is a new novel that goes beyond touching the surface of fantasy and takes the reader into a whole new level of fiction.” — Lois Ann, reviewer

Awards and Bonus Offer:

- Gold Medal Winner, Mom’s Choice Awards — Fantasy & Science Fiction
- For a limited time you can download a FREE book here: www.drobertpease.com/MailingList (just copy and paste into your browser.)

Interview with the Author

Q: What made you want to write epic fantasy novels?
A: I grew up on this stuff: J.R.R. Tolkien, Stephen R. Donaldson, Roger Zelazny... I could go on and on, but it was this kind of epic fantasy with dragons, and magic and fantastical worlds that filled my imagination as a kid. So the question is more like how could I not write an epic fantasy?
Q: Do you consider Shadow Swarm a Sword & Sorcery type epic?
A: There are certainly elements of sword and sorcery in the novel. With big sweeping battles and magic I poured all that I love into this story. I also worked to create a world with a rich history, political machinations and fantastical creatures of every kind. Again, this is the stuff I love. Shadow Swarm is also clean without the language and sex found in many books today, so it can be a great epic fantasy book for teens to read as well.
Q: Why publish Shadow Swarm as an eBook?
A: I love the new world we are living in, which allows us to publish Shadow Swarm in paperback, hardback and eBook format, giving you the option to read it in the way you prefer. And with Kindle Unlimited, this epic fantasy can be downloaded to your reader as a part of your KU subscription. It’s a great time to be a reader.



350 pages, with a 4.4-star rating from 17 reviews.

                     



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