Free eBook Giveaway : Rectifier – The Electric Man by Brian D Howard

Free eBook Giveaway : Rectifier – The Electric Man by Brian D Howard

Free eBook Giveaway : Rectifier – The Electric Man

by Brian D Howard

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Genre:

Science Fiction, Action and Adventure 

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A secret lab is abducting the homeless for experiments, the few who survive gain super powers or become monsters.

Oliver Stewart was a software engineer before watching his fiancee waste away of cancer. His grief drove a string of bad decisions: Drug addiction, losing his job, losing his home. Now he just wants to be left alone, surviving day to day on the streets, just another of the invisible homeless.

He never expected to be kidnapped and experimented on, wake up in a mass grave, left for dead as a failed experiment. Except it wasn’t a failure. Now he can control electricity.

But when the two teenage girls he feels most responsible for are taken he can’t stand by anymore. Everybody has to draw a line somewhere…

Rectifier – The Electric Man is a gritty, street-level, urban superhero adventure fans of Marvel or DC comics shouldn’t miss.

 

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Rectifier – The Electric Man is my second superhero novel. My first, Simon Rising, introduces a telekinetic superhero with no shortage of problems. Rectifier is a standalone story in the same setting, where an alien ship crashed several years ago. Since then people have been developing super powers. Rectifier reveals an important part of how that’s happening, and hints at more to come.

 

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Free Book Dilemma (Book 2 Steve Regan Undercover Cop) by Stephen Bentley

Free Book Dilemma (Book 2 Steve Regan Undercover Cop) by Stephen Bentley

Free Book:  Dilemma (Book 2 Steve Regan Undercover Cop)

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 Action and Adventure, Novella 

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Book 2 of Steve Regan Undercover Cop Series of crime fiction novellas, written by a former undercover cop, and author of bestselling memoir ‘Undercover: Operation Julie – The Inside Story.’

Steve Regan is back and this time he’s alone and undercover in a seedy area of Thailand on the trail of a Texan expatriate, Les Watkins, the biggest drug smuggler in South East Asia.
Using himself as the bait, Regan attempts to score a $50,000 deal with the Thai mafia in an effort to get closer to his target.
As he finds himself embroiled deeper into the operation, Regan suspects Watkins may be connected to Regan’s nemesis, ruthless Mafia boss Carlo Vitale, who has fled the United States following a triple bombing and assassination of three crime family heads.
Besides staying alive, Regan has other problems when he suddenly finds himself facing the worst dilemma an undercover cop can face.

Dilemma is an edgy, suspenseful tale with twists and turns plus a sprinkle of romance. If you like hard-boiled crime fiction, there is nothing earthier or more realistic than the Steve Regan series. Crime fiction about an undercover cop, written by a former undercover cop!

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Book Review –  The Carnival Keepers  by Amber Gulley

Book Review – The Carnival Keepers by Amber Gulley

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The Carnival Keepers

by Amber Gulley

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A Solid Book With a Promise of Something Special

The Carnival Keepers by Amber Gulley follows the misadventures of James over the course of one day, as he seeks to complete a series of random bets made with his friend.  At least they seem random to James, but just like the carnival that has set up next to the river, there is more than meets the eye in this story.

This was a tricky book to read.  Early on in the story a character is brutally murdered by an unseen creature and things looked like they were heading down one path, only to take strange and unexpected turns along the way.  This isn’t a bad thing, but it means The Carnival Keepers is a book you need to focus on when reading, as it cuts between sets of characters, and between first and third person POV, quite a bit.

There were some very well written passages in the book, especially the action sequences, where the author lets things flow and everything moves along at a cracking pace.  It’s the other parts where the story fell down for me.  It was a little like death by adjective in places, with it not uncommon to find sentences containing three or four of them.  The over abundance of descriptions serves to slow the story down.  The second concern I had with the story is that there never seemed to be a clear idea of where it was going.  It ducked and weaved so much it was difficult to see where the author was going, which is a shame because the premise and the early stages of the story held such promise.

As I said Gulley writes extremely well in places and I will be interested to look at some of her other work to see what evolves, but for me this was a solid book with a hint of what could have been special.


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Book Review – No More Heroes by Roo I. MacLeod

Book Review – No More Heroes by Roo I. MacLeod

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No More Heroes

by Roo I. MacLeod

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Difficult to get into but picks up the pace nicely…

No More Hereos is a dystopian thriller set in some unknown time where society is governed by the Man, and various factions fight against each other. In the middle of all this is Ben, the protagonist who really just wants to keep his head down and drift through life. He’s run away from the draft, not interested in fighting in the Man’s war, and now dodges the Army, amongst others. His life is drinking and smoking and hanging out with friends. Until one day an old friend shows up asking him to deliver a bag to his mother for him. Before Ben can answer chaos erupts and the friend is killed and the bag disappears. The only trouble is alot of people seem to think Ben still has the bag. And thus the plot develops.

I liked the character of Ben. At first he seems a little one dimensional, but as the book goes on we begin to see different deeps to his personality. Likewise some of the secondary characters are well formed and in varying stages of likeability (You’re not supposed to like them all, which means the author has done their job right).

The plot does wear thin in spots and there are some scenes that seem to be there for padding, not really adding to the main story, but the description of the action is done well, and there’s plenty of it.

I did find the first 40-50 pages difficult to get into though. There was a lot of overwriting in the beginning, with almost wall to wall adjectives for a bit. However the author settled into their work nicely, and the story really started to flow.

I would read more work from this author, and the ending of the book sets up a sequel, so it will be interesting to see where Ben goes next.


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Free eBook Giveaway : The Carnival Keepers by Amber Gulley

Free eBook Giveaway : The Carnival Keepers by Amber Gulley

Free eBook Giveaway : The Carnival Keepers

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Fantasy, Action and Adventure, Horror

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It’s 1879, and James, a time-wasting escapist, is trying to win a bet. His challenges include purchasing a lighthouse, hosting a séance, and spending the night with his father’s prize-winning stallion in a notoriously haunted attic. But the Carnival is in town for the All Hallows’ Eve celebrations, and the London fog has other ideas for James. Something vicious is waiting to pounce and lead him unwittingly towards a destiny he could never have imagined.

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To celebrate the May release of The Carnival Keepers’ sequel: Murder At The Scrambling Dragon, I am giving away 20 copies of The Carnival Keepers!

 

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Free eBook Giveaway : The Sky Drifter by Paris Singer

Free eBook Giveaway : The Sky Drifter by Paris Singer

Free eBook Giveaway : The Sky Drifter

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Something is very wrong aboard the Sky Drifter…

Seven is a brilliant student, gifted in strategy and the sport of Sphere. Wandering the vastness of space, his home is the Sky Drifter: an academy for the best students in the known universe. With his friends, Iris and Pi, Seven takes on rivals and visits planets for exploration and competition.

Everything is the way Seven likes it, until he sees a mysterious girl in a red coat who will reveal a dark secret that will bring everything he thought he knew crashing down around him.

Will Seven be able to escape the Sky Drifter?

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Dear, reader;  Thank you for your interest in The Sky Drifter, which I hope you’ll enjoy. Feel free to visit the Paris Singer website for more information on the various species within the novel. You can also join the mailing list, where you will be sent a copy of The Sky Drifter 2 pre-publication when it’s finished and ready, as well as the occasional competition, concept art, etc.

 

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Free eBook : Who The F*ck Am I?  by Stephen Bentley

Free eBook : Who The F*ck Am I? by Stephen Bentley

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Free eBook : Who The F*ck Am I?

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This surely has to be a first? Crime fiction about an undercover cop written by a former undercover cop! From author, Stephen Bentley, comes a fictional undercover cop, Steve Regan, following on the success of his true crime undercover cop memoir ‘Undercover: Operation Julie – The Inside Story.’ Steve Regan, undercover detective, is tempted by the riches of drug smuggling so he can be free of debt, police bureaucracy, and help a loved one. He wonders whether he can go ‘rogue’ and cross the line. Regan gets involved in one deal with a Miami-based drug lord. But is everyone who they say they are? Short, fast-paced, high-impact entertainment, from a writer who knows how to suck you into a story. The series is likely to appeal to fans of the British TV series ‘Life on Mars,’ ‘Spooks,’ and ‘Mad Dogs.’

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Free Book Giveaway : Absence of Blade by Caitlin Demaris McKenna

Free Book Giveaway : Absence of Blade by Caitlin Demaris McKenna

Free Book Giveaway : Absence of Blade (The Expansion Series Vol 1)

by Caitlin Demaris McKenna

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Action and Adventure, Science fiction

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This isn’t about victory. This is about survival.

Mose Attarish isn’t used to making mistakes. As an intelligence agent on the contested world Olios 3, he gathers the intel to direct the Osk’s operatives into every chink in the Terran forces’ armor. Through sabotage, espionage, and assassinations, the Osk have held their own in the war for Olios 3 – barely. Every failed mission brings the war’s end nearer, and when faulty intel nearly kills one of his operatives, Mose takes it hard.

Gau Shesharrim doesn’t blame Mose for what happened. Bad intel is one of the risks of the job, and it’s a job Gau wouldn’t trade for any other. But his latest brush with death has made even this seasoned assassin consider the merits of early retirement. Too bad the top brass don’t care what Gau wants.

Shomoro Lacharoksa follows a mission apart from the rest of the colony. In a lonely base, she researches the technologies that give the Terrans their invisible edge, hoping to bolster the Osk’s foundering campaign.

It might not be enough. The Terrans are doing research of their own, and no one—not even the Terrans themselves—is prepared for what they will unleash.

 

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“Absence of Blade” marks the start of a new space opera series set against a background of interstellar strife. Recommended for readers who enjoy complex Sci-Fi and stories with grit.

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Book Review – The Cuban Affair  by Nelson DeMille

Book Review – The Cuban Affair by Nelson DeMille

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Book Review – The Cuban Affair

by Nelson DeMille

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Book Review by Joni Dee

A Predictable Yet Enjoyable New DeMille

I’m having a hard time deciding whether I liked “The Cuban Affair” more than I was disappointed by it. On one hand, it’s a brand-new Nelson DeMille, an author I grew up reading his novels, and full of action. Moreover, its free from the over-exhausted John Corey (thanks g-d!); On the other hand, it’s cliché-stricken, and unsophisticated.

Daniel MacCormick, Mac, is a veteran US Army officer, who nearly lost his life in Afghanistan, now running his own charter boat and wasting his life away in Key-West. He is approached by the lovely Sara Ortega, along with her compatriots, a Cuban-American bunch, who are asking him to lead a mission to retrieve Sara’s grandfather long lost bank money (60 mil dollars – aren’t the notes old and revoked??) along with deeds to communist-confiscated Cuban property. All this is set to take place while his first mate, Jack (another veteran only from Vietnam), is to wait for them at sea with their boat, symbolically named the Maine. The Maine has been chartered to participate in a “Fish for Peace” tournament which takes place in light of the warmer US-Cuba relations, labelled “the Cuban Thaw”.

So just like it sounds, this is a typical head-on mission, in a head-on combustive situation. Mac is a regular “no-bullshit” DeMille protagonist. They all drink all the time, and we in for a treat, 80s/90s at their best (only set in 2017).

I can’t say I didn’t enjoy “The Cuban Affair”. It’s “what you see is what you get” adventure novel. No sophistications and no innovations. You like Mac, you root for him, you hate the Cuban guide/chivito (informant) and you laugh from Richard Neville, the DeMille-like author (also with a pretty younger wife) who joins the group in Cuba, probably like DeMille and his wife did a couple of years ago (I saw the photos on his website, not a stalker!)

But the first few chapters of “The Cuban Affair” really had me expecting more – maybe something that will live up to “By the Rivers of Babylon” or “Charm School” which were DeMille’s golden novels. The more “The Cuban Affair” dragged-on, the more it became predictable, with a predictable action scene at the end a predictable conclusion. Issues that surfaced during the novel were tied loosely and a few (microscopical) plot-holes were recognisable.

I enjoyed the novel, but I set myself up for more. I’d recommend it only if (like me) you are a Nelson DeMille fan. ***½