Out of Time (The Time Travel Diaries of James Urquhart and Elizabeth Bicester Book 1) by Bruce Macfarlane

It’s 2015 and the Martians are about to invade Earth. They have hacked into the Earth’s social media companies and absorbed them into the media site ComsMesh to manipulate the human race and weaken its defences. Up to now no one on Earth suspects a thing.
Then, one of ComsMesh staff finds the 2015 diary of a James Urquhart, and the 1873 diary of Elizabeth Bicester bound together in a copper chest and concludes they are actually time travellers. He flags this up to his director as he believes such technology in the wrong hands could reveal his Company’s plans to socially engineer the world.
So here are the diaries of the adventures of James Urquhart, minor science lecturer and sometime rambler, living in 2015 and Elizabeth Bicester, lady of leisure, of Hamgreen Lodge whom he stumbles upon at a cricket match in 1873. Despite much banter regarding each other’s etiquette and manners it seems they manage (through incredible feats of illogical deduction, with not a little help from James Maxwell, H. G. Wells and some strange time devices) to save the world.

Author: Bruce Macfarlane

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

Male Power Fantasy Vol. One: Dino-Storm by Demetri Armitage

Two tough talking street smart professional wrestlers are earth’s only hope against an invasion of dinosaurs from outer space.
Ages ago Earth’s last surviving dinosaurs boarded an enormous space arc and ascended to the heavens in order to escape the impending ice age, now they’re back and they want their planet back! America’s only hope lies in the muscular hands of professional wrestlers turned super scientists, Archer Ass-kick, and “Bad” Rock-Hard. Join them as they face off against the evil Cesar-Saurus and the evil Dinosaur Empire in this prehistoric action packed thrill ride of finders-keepers!

Author: Demetri Armitage

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

A Shot at the Big Time (Maxima City Talent Book 1) by Christina McMullen

Lisa Raskin is a woman with big aspirations. Sure, there are worse things than being the second in command to Maxima City’s one and only female supervillain and Lisa knows she has a pretty sweet gig. But no one ever dreams of being second banana, so when she’s given the opportunity to join the Coalition of Evil, Maxima City’s who’s-who of A-lister Malevolents, Lisa jumps at the chance. Especially since this means she can finally have her revenge against Magnificent Man, the hero responsible for the tragedy that turned her to the dark side. But becoming a household name isn’t all evil plans and underground lairs. There are hoops to jump through, brand consultation meetings, damages to pay for, and diva costume designers to deal with. Worst of all, Magnificent Man has made himself scarcer than pockets on women’s clothing. Add in an antagonistic ex, a clueless rival, and a taxing day job, and it’s no wonder this ice talent is about to lose her cool.

Author: Christina McMullen

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

Scrolls of the Fallen (Adam and Eve Book 1) by Chris W Lee

Adam and Eve destroyed paradise. The Creator drove them from the Garden of Eden where the Tree of Life grows. They must survive in a young world where few plants grow and only the first pairs of creatures roam. Angels scorn them and no longer obey their commands. Animals that they spoke with and ruled over in paradise are now wild and deaf to human words. Some creatures find their teeth suited to eating meat. The first two humans suffer hunger and starvation, injury and pain. Death teaches them fear and grief. They call on the God they walked and talked with in Eden Garden, but the Creator remains silent. Adam invents a way of scratching his words onto the wall of a cave. He hopes the Creator might consider his petitions. Later, Eve invents her own script.This is their story.

Author: Chris W Lee

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

Battlefield Z by Chris Lowry

Fans of post-apocalyptic science fiction and zombie movies are going to love this sci fi comedy with a little bit of heart.After the world collapses when a zombie plague sweeps the nation, a three time father has two choices. Stay hiding in his house or go hunt for his children with their mother and step-father just to make sure they’re safe.How tragic would it be if you had no idea what happened to your kids when a disaster occurred? No amount of survivalist training can prepare you for a break down in society when all the tools we use to stay in touch are no longer available.When Dad decides to take off from Florida to Arkansas to check on the safety of his children, he discovers Z aren’t the only awful things left in the world. The survivors are just as ruthless, just as deadly and the only way to really survive is with off the cuff gallows humor.Fast paced with laugh out loud moments and maybe even a sniffle or two this book would be good for fans of Harry Dresden, even if there are walking dead involved.This is the first in a series of six books about a Dad’s hunt for his kids and answers after the end of the world. If you head over to Chrislowrybooks.com, you can sign up for a free sci fi novel and get all the latest release details

Author: Chris Lowry

Rating: Rating: 4.60 / 5
5 reviews

Who Has a Death Ray!?!! by G.B. Brulte

Walter is a comedy writer. He has a big crush on Rhapsody, who is a rising star on the internet. An explosive bout of diarrhea results in an out-of-body experience… an out-of-body experience where Walter meets Mark Twain.
Thanks to mouth-to-mouth resuscitation by Rhapsody, her co-worker returns to the world of the living.
Does CPR count as a first kiss?
Walter thinks it does.
He also thinks that plans for a death ray may be out there, somewhere. That’s the take-home message from ‘the other side’. When Rhapsody sees Mark Twain… along with his electrical genius friend, Nikola Tesla… for herself, she begins to believe that Walter’s episode of diarrhea may have inadvertently saved the world.

Author: G.B. Brulte

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

Happy Hour at Casa Dracula by Marta Acosta

BookSense Pick – Fresh Fiction Fresh Pick – Latinidad’s Chick Lit Book of the Year – Romantic Times Top Rated

Funny, sexy, bright Milagro de Los Santos doesn’t quite fit in anywhere, but still manages to have fun in her haphazard city life of temp jobs, nightclubbing, and arty boyfriends. She writes political horror stories about zombies and hopes to be published. Then one night, at a book party for her pretentious ex-boyfriend, she meets Oswald, a fabulous man who tells her he’s interested in her writing. A mad kissing session leads to cut lips and an accidental exchange of blood.

Then for the first time in Milagro’s life, she becomes sick and develops strange cravings for raw meat. When her ex-boyfriend kidnaps her, accusing her of being a vampire, Oswald’s family comes to her rescue and hides her away to recover at their wine country estate.

The family thinks she’s a trashy gold-digger. She thinks they’re terrible snobs. Can they learn to tolerate one another long enough to defeat their mutual enemies and make it home for cocktail hour?

Author: Marta Acosta

Rating: Rating: 4.30 / 5
142 reviews

Molly Miranda: Thief for Hire (Book 1) Action Adventure Comedy by Jillianne Hamilton

Shortlisted for the 2016 Prince Edward Island Book Award for fiction.Join Molly on her hilarious adventures as she dodges bullets, trespasses, wears disguises, and steals her way into trouble.Professional, experienced contract burglar.It’s not exactly something you can put on a business card.Molly Miranda has made a successful living from “acquiring” valuables and delivering them to clients who pay buckets of cash for her unique services.So what if she has to lie about her lavish lifestyle in Manhattan and her frequent trips out of the country? Molly has everything under control.Things go astray when she knocks boots with her charming roommate right before taking off to Scotland with an untrustworthy wildcard on a job assignment that doesn’t go quite as planned.It doesn’t help that this new partner-in-crime is super annoying. And attractive…The sequel, Molly Miranda: Thick as Thieves, out now!Perfect for fans of Janet Evanovich’s Stephanie Plum series or comedies by Meg Cabot. Recently reached #3 in Women’s Adventure and #4 in Humor & Satire (American) on Amazon!Praise for Molly Miranda”How much fun is this? I’m loving the debut from Hamilton–now I need more about her sassy, sometimes awkward and always brave heroine, Molly Miranda. Stealing other people’s stuff has never been so charming. Bravo!”- Patti Larsen, award-winning author of the Hayle Coven series”It’s tense and smart-alecky. It’s likeable without being sweet. It’s sexy and tough, and as apt to kick you in the pants as to kiss you on the cheek.”- Award-winning author Leo McKay Jr.”Molly Miranda is a fun read with some good messages of self awareness and identity laced through the humour and suspense.”- Author Natalie Corbett SampsonAuthor Q&ATell us about Molly Miranda. What makes her tick?Molly Miranda is in her early twenties and has a pretty average life- except for the fact that she makes her living by stealing big ticket items like art, jewelry and the odd historical artifact. She doesn’t really consider herself good at anything else and gets twitchy when she’s not out on assignment. She feels safest when she’s just acquired a hefty amount of cash as money equals stability. For Molly, financial security equals happiness. Have you always been interested in thieves in fiction? If not, why now?Not specifically. I knew I wanted to make Molly a criminal. I initially considered making her a hired assassin but thought it might be easier to make her a likeable character if her crime didn’t physically hurt anyone so I made her a burglar who steals items from people who can afford to have things stolen from them. Plus, my book is a comedy. Much easier to make a book funny and light-hearted if nobody is being murdered. Once I decided to make her a thief, I did some research and became fascinated. Obsessed, even. I think I could pull of a decent heist if the opportunity ever came up. What sort of research went into Thief For Hire?I basically inhaled Confessions of a Master Jewel Thief by Bill Mason. Such a fantastic read. Unbelievable. I also read Catch Me If You Can by Frank Abagnale, The Rescue Artist by Edward Dolnick, The Thefts of the Mona Lisa by Noah Charney (Charney is a fantastic wealth of art theft information) and The Gardner Heist by Ulrich Boser. I’ve also watched a lot of documentaries on art forgeries, art thefts and famous thieves like Bonnie and Clyde.(Courtesy of author John L. Monk)

Author: Jillianne Hamilton

Rating: Rating: 4.40 / 5
103 reviews

Wanna Get Lucky? (The Lucky O’Toole Vegas Adventure Series Book 1) by Deborah Coonts

A young woman plunges from a Las Vegas sightseeing helicopter, landing in the Pirate Lagoon in front of the Treasure Island Hotel in the middle of the 8:30 Pirate Show. Almost everyone writes her off as another Vegas victim. But, Lucky O’Toole, head of customer relations at the Babylon megacasino, smell a rat, though she’s got a lot on her plate: the adult film industry’s annual awards banquet, a spouse-swapping convention, sex-toy purveyors preying on the pocket-protector crowd attending ElectroniCon… Still Lucky can’t resist turning over a few stones.

When a former flame is one of the snakes she uncovers, Lucky is certain the woman’s death was no Sin City suicide. To top it all off, Lucky’s best friend, Teddie—Las Vegas’s finest female impersonator—presses to take their relationship to the next level. Leave it to Lucky to attract a man who looks better in a dress than she does.

Lucky must manage the Babylon’s outrageous festivities, solve the crime, and struggle to keep her life and libido from spinning out of control.

PRAISE FOR WANNA GET LUCKY?

As the first in a series, Wanna Get Lucky? hits the proverbial jackpot. Booklist

When it comes to the crunch (something for a sullen teenager, hostile neighbor, unbearably saintly mother-in-law), the secret is to make them laugh. Deborah Coonts’sWANNA GET LUCKY? (Forge/Tom Doherty, $24.99), set at the “most over-the-top megacasino/resort on the Las Vegas Strip,” entrusts the sleuthing to a brainy beauty who sees the lighter side of human folly. Marilyn Stassio, NYT Book Review, choosing Wanna Get Lucky? As a Notable Crime Novel for 2010.

“Deliciously raunchy, with humorous takes on sexual proclivities, Vegas glitz and love, though Agatha Christie is probably spinning in her grave.”–Kirkus Reviews

“Complete with designer duds, porn conventions, partner-swapping parties, and clever repartee, this is chick-lit gone wild and sexy, lightly wrapped in mystery and tied up with a brilliantly flashing neon bow. As the first in a series, Wanna Get Lucky? hits the proverbial jackpot.” –Booklist

“Wanna Get Lucky? is a winner on every level. Deborah Coonts has crafted a first-class murder mystery coupled with a touching and unexpected love story. Against a flawlessly-rendered Las Vegas backdrop, Lucky’s story is funny, fast-paced, exuberant and brilliantly realized.”–Susan Wiggs, New York Times bestselling author
“Get ready to win big–with a novel that will keep you glued to the pages all the way to the end. Wanna Get Lucky? is as entertaining as the city in which it’s set.”
–Brenda Novak, New York Times bestselling author of Trust me, Stop Me, and Watch Me

More fun than a winning streak in Vegas. Diane Mott Davidson author of Fatally Flakey

Wanna Get Lucky goes down faster than an ice-cold Bombay martini—very dry, of course, and with a twist. Douglas Preston, New York times bestselling author of Impact.

Wanna Get Lucky? Is an amazing debut novel, a mile-a-minute read, with fantastic characters, dry wit, and the gritty neon feel of Las Vegas. Bravo to Deborah Coonts—I see a great future ahead. Heather Graham, New York Times bestselling author of Night of the Wolves.

Wanna Get Lucky sizzles. It beguiles and surprises. It’s belly-laugh funny. Add in unforgettable characters, crimes to die for, the ka-ching of high-stakes casinos, and Laura Ashley-decorated bordellos, and you have a read that’s utterly irresistible from first page to last. Watch out, Janet Evanovich. The new hot number is Deborah Coonts. Gayle Lynds, New York Times bestselling author of the Book of Spies.

Author: Deborah Coonts

Rating: Rating: 4.40 / 5
703 reviews