Someone had to do it, and it makes way more sense than a Sharknado. Snakes are tons smaller. And more aerodynamic. Perfectly, perfectly logical.
Snake Typhoon! by Billie Jones. Amazon for $0.99.Move over Lara Croft, there’s a new action hero in town!
When unseasonable weather hits the sunshine city of Brisbane, a freak typhoon terrorizes the citizens. It’s not just any typhoon though, it’s a snake typhoon! And the deadliest snakes in Australia, with venomous fangs are flying straight for Kez.
Kez is the new girl in the office and she’s desperately fighting to prove herself, but what’s a girl to do when faced with a typhoon of snakes coming straight for her helicopter?
These flying diabolical snakes will stop at nothing to kill their victims and Kez only has one option: Figure out how to stop a snake typhoon and save the world… or die trying!
It’s Free Book Friday! So that means we’re all about romance for Valentine’s Day, right? Well, maybe not so much. This book may have hearts, but not that kind.
Zombie Nights by Tom Lichtenberg. FREE from Smashwords.com
Being a zombie, not so easy. That could have been Dave Connor’s six word memoir. “At first he couldn’t remember how he’d ended up in that shallow grave; he just knew it was hell to claw his way out, and that the taste of its dirt would remain in his mouth for the rest of his time on this earth” … Expect the unexpected in this existential resurrection thriller.
Just the title of The Atlantis Gene is evocative. And then you get to the premise, which may or may get you reading it before the end of this sentence. Well, probably after, just because you have to finish reading it to get to…Never mind.
THE GREATEST MYSTERY OF ALL TIME…
THE HISTORY OF HUMAN ORIGINS…
WILL BE REVEALED.
70,000 years ago, the human race almost went extinct.
We survived, but no one knows how.
The countdown to the next stage of human evolution is about to begin, and humanity might not survive this time.
Mafia and magic men mix in this urban fantasy from Vasileios Kalampakas. I don’t expect this dish to show up in the food court any time soon.
Bobby on a stick by Vasileios Kalampakas. $0.99 from Smashwords.com
A professional thief, Bobby Barhoe, has a problem with the Mafia: They want him to do a job which he can’t possibly pull off, because one of his most valuable associates, John Staikos, had just had a terrible accident involving an oxygen tank and a blowtorch. In his efforts, he will team up with a shaman, almost die a number of times, fight evil spirits, demons, and the forces of Hell itself.
How about a little mystery? There’s nothing for a Thursday like doing some vicarious murder-solving with the first in Lisa Bouchard’s Morrison Investigations series. And you know what they say. With things like murder-solving, vicariously is usually the best way to go.
The Shattered Door by Lisa Bouchard. $2.99 from Smashwords.com
When publicist Kathleen Harrison is executed in her suburban home, the obvious suspect is her client and lover George Wynton, a known telepath. Boston attorney Dan Stevens is hired to defend George, but he has no use for telepaths, and so hands the investigative reins to Morrison Investigations. Fledgling private investigators Darcy and Olivia Morrison reluctantly agree to help Dan with the case.
Terse thrilling drama isn’t limited to just earth. Take a trip to another world, without the space-shuttle-lag, a huge bonus, because I hear that the 17,000 hour time difference can be a real drag.
The Serrys Chronicles: Death Wish by Joseph Nicholson. $3.99 from Smashwords.com
When Khai’Xander Khail, a retired war veteran and hero of the Seryysan People, discovers a government plot to raze the megalopolis Seryys City, to for a large deposit of a precious metal beneath its sprawling streets, he’s ultimately forced into an adventure that takes him deep within Vyysarri Space. While there, he meets an aged Vyysarri with a message to deliver: an even deeper, darker secret.
This week’s Free Book Friday starts with a ghostly mystery. I don’t think this is what they meant by “Fake it ’till you make it.”
Nearly Departed by Max Patrick Schlienger. FREE from Smashwords.com
Con artists are a notoriously skeptical bunch, and Dennis Gufehautt is no exception. His scheme of masquerading as a paranormal investigator seems foolproof, until he encounters an actual ghost.
Now, having unwittingly become a witness to a decades-old murder, Dennis finds himself stumbling headfirst into bizarre and often hilarious situations as he tries to solve a legitimate paranormal mystery.
In this future landscape by Robert Tell, water is the ultimate prize. You’ll never appreciate your faucet more.
Thirsty Planet, A Novel by Robert Tell. $3.99 from Smashwords.com
In 2121 Moss Leder flees across Canada one heart-pounding step ahead of his enemies. Earth is in trouble. People kill for drinking water. Leder’s innovative time booth holds the key to the planet’s renewal. His enemies fear his scheme will destroy their black market water cartel and try to stop him. An epic battle in the ancient tunnel under the Detroit River determines his destiny, and Earth’s.
As past posts will attest, I’m intrigued by a literary mash-up, and this one is definitely mash-uppy. A spy thriller set in ancient Rome. Who’da thunk it? Apparently, author Q.V. Hunter.
The Back Gate to Hell, a Novel of the Late Roman Empire by Q. V. Hunter. $5.99 from Smashwords.com Roman agent Numidianus’ mission to spy on Caesar Gallus and his vicious consort Constantia tosses him into Antioch’s cesspool of corruption. This third adventure in the Embers of Empire pits Marcus against the warring heirs to the Constantine dynasty and the eunuchs who rule them. Can Marcus save the Empire? More important, can he save his son Leo from mutilation by the Chief Eunuch, Eusebius?