Hunted: On the Run (New Age of Hunters Book 1) by S. Roberts

“The day I learned that the supernatural world was real was the day that changed my life forever.”
On the way home from the library, seventeen-year old Sean Sharpe is attacked by a junkie that wants to drink his blood. He survives the attack, and is eager to excuse the strange confrontation; to pass it off as the ranting of a crack-head that ‘suffered from an addiction to Anne Rice novels and bad television.’
But then Sean is approached by a mysterious stranger that lets him know that the world isn’t as average as he’d originally thought. Vampires are a real and present danger in the world; they are the Nephilim, half human spawn of fallen angels and man, who have taken the form of creatures of the night.
The few that stand between the Nephilim and man are the Hunters. Offered a place among them, Sean is faced with a bitter reality; the world may not be average, but he is. There is nothing special about him. If he is going to survive, he will have to learn to be more than average.
He will have to learn to fight.
But will it be enough?

Author: S. Roberts

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

Cloning the Devil: The Guilt of Mediocrity by Jok U. Lair

Jok U. Lair’s topic is fascism, its hotbeds, and its implications, including criminality and moral hazard. In his family saga, the author identifies the German Gemütlichkeit (coziness) as one of the cauldrons of Hitlerism and modern times’ emergence of neo-fascism. He acquaints us with protagonists of three generations of German families from the Roaring Twenties in Berlin until today. Numerous bourgeois philistines, regular citizens, and self-proclaimed artists of questionable caliber populate the author’s ninety-one anecdotal episodes. The occurrences the author describes unmask fascism not only as the subtle sublimation of psychic derailments but also as the externalization of incestuous narcissism. His thesis is: Wherever xenophobic ideas emerge from the shit of the bulwark mentality of the harmful mediocrity of feel-thinking, hypertrophic inclusions paired with extreme tendencies of exclusion are prone to discarding into violence. Jok U. Lair drags the skeletons out of the closets of the cozy homes of a handful of German families. The revelations are as shocking as they are typical for the hidden fascism among German people from all walks of life. Suicide as a gratuitous act is by far the least immoral escape from taking responsibility for one’s life. The moral balances of the characters with whom the author acquaints us are a shame, to say the least. The allusiveness of the pen name paired with the book’s title and subtitle laced with innuendo, mirror the sarcastic and cynical attitude with which the author distances himself from the mostly weird content of this challenging book. The ninety-one anecdotal episodes complemented by a handful of poems and an appendix of high political topicality do not let the reader breathe calmly. They do not allow him or her to enjoy the flow of the language. Worse than that, they forbid them to evade being fascinated or, at least, captured by the unfolding of perverse sexual, political, and artistic preferences. The obscene biases of the petty bourgeois, the stereotypical members of fascist societies, are ubiquitous. The staccato of ninety-one pieces of literature will exhaust the reader, will challenge her or him to oppose. The chain of episodes, covering almost one hundred years of German history, held together by the red thread of incest and narcissism, the igniter and combustion agents of fascism and violence, keep the reader busy to follow the questionable characters through the decades of disasters of horrible dimensions. The reader will have to endure Jok U. Lair’s defying attitude and his self-torturing, masochistic lust, and intellectual desire for witnessing the decline and fall of societies and the morbidity of the decay and decomposition of his anti-heroes.

Author: Jok U. Lair

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
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Infixion (Mesmeris Book 2) by K E Coles

‘You miss it, don’t you?’ he said. ‘The excitement – the stuff that gets your blood jumping.’

‘The stuff that gets you dead,’ I said.

Pearl and Spicer have one thing in common. Both have lost loved ones to violent religious sect, Mesmeris. While Pearl moves away to escape her past, Spicer decides to do the opposite. He infiltrates the cult, going deep undercover into their shadowy world of violence, coercion and sacrilegious ceremonies. When the cult relocates to London, Pearl discovers that leaving your past behind is not as easy as she thought.

Author: K E Coles

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

A SoCal Story by Ben Coulter

What do you do when you fall for your best friend’s girl? Your best friend who just happens to be an international film star and a girl who just happens to be a drug-crazed supermodel? Can an introverted London author really handle the heat of L.A. and all its wicked ways? Find out in A SoCal Story…

Ben Coulter’s fourth novel sees him climb out from the grungy pool of the urban crime thriller and aspire to the lofty heights of contemporary literary fiction, while continuing to employ the same grit, addictive mystery and relentless tension he has become known for.

Tony Lowe is an internationally published author, achieving the aspiration of so many. But Tony isn’t one of the many, Tony is one of the few. The 1 in 4 few who suffer the torment of a noxious mind. His collapsing mental health will not allow him to appreciate his literary achievement and his self-doubt threatens to turn to self-sabotage.

When he receives a call from his university room-mate, Marley George, asking him to come to L.A. to adapt his novel to film, he doesn’t hesitate in saying yes. Marley is now a fully fledged Hollywood heart-throb, garnering international fame and vast wealth.

Soothed by warm winter sunshine and laid-back Malibu living, Tony settles into the L.A. lifestyle, calming his dependency on prescription drugs and limiting time spent with poisonous memories. He feels his frosty mental health begin to thaw in the warm SoCal sun.

But he soon finds himself swapping one addiction for another as he spends more time with Abi Hart, Marley’s supermodel partner. The celebrity couple’s relationship is on the rocks and Tony falls for her New York charms like a struggling actress for the Hollywood casting couch. She welcomes him into her world without limitation. A world of A-list celebrity and class A narcotics.

He quickly discovers that the reality of life in LaLa Land is profoundly different from the one portrayed on the silver screen. Racked with feelings of guilt for betraying his friend, and an immoral fear of losing his movie deal, he struggles to resist Abi and all the libertine lust she dispenses.

Southern California is the land where fantasy can come true, but just as soon be slung onto Skid Row, discarded, broken and bruised with a hundred dollar a day habit.

Will Tony live the dream, or suffer the nightmare? One thing is sure, just because it sparkles, doesn’t mean it shines.

Author: Ben Coulter

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

Death Trap by Patrice Chaplin

‘Powerful romantic fiction in the tradition of Emily Bronte.’ – GuardianElle is not yet thirty and she is already bored with her life… Drawn in by Elle’s mysterious charms and effortless grace, Catherine feels herself slipping into a whirlwind romance.But as the cracks in Elle’s façade appear, Catherine grows anxious and disturbed.When things start to go downhill and the glamourous life they’ve built together seems more and more like an illusion, Catherine begins to doubt her own reality.Who is Elle?Where does her money come from?What is she saying when she’s on the phone for hours speaking languages Catherine doesn’t understand?As Elle is revealed to be less and less what she seems, Catherine becomes fixated on the strange hollowness that has appeared in Elle’s eyes.Perhaps Elle is not a charming socialite after all, but something far more sinister.Half love story, half thriller, Death Trap is the gripping tale of Catherine and the mysterious Elle.Praise for Patrice Chaplin‘ … a surging intensity that keeps the reader glued to the page.’ – New York TimesPatrice Chaplin is an author, playwright, journalist and the producer of the BBC radio documentary on The Cabala in Spain. In addition to seven novels, including Harriet Hunter, Having it Away and The Unforgotten, she has written many short stories and plays for radio and television. She is the author of From the Balcony written for the National Theatre and Radio 3. Her novel Siesta is based on the years described in her volume of autobiography, Albany Park, and has been filmed.

Author: Patrice Chaplin

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

My Husband’s Amnesia: A coma victim, Hal, awakens, but remembers nothing past the age of 17, not even his wife. (Twisted Tale – Short Story Book 6) by C. A. Hewitson

When Hal awoke from his coma, he remembered nothing past the age of seventeen, not even his wife.

Author: C. A. Hewitson

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

Flags of Vengeance: Secrets of State (Alan Ramsey Novel Series Book 2) by Kenneth Wash

The second book in the popular Alan Ramsey Series and a direct sequel to The Final defense.

Flags of Vengeance – Secrets of State

Bosnian born Nikki Sidorova, a sexy and deadly freelance operative, is on a mission to find the remains of her father and brother, missing since the 1995 Srebrenica Massacre, but her search leads to something much more sinister when she uncovers clues to a failed U.S. led clandestine operation.

As the curtain surrounding the decades-old conspiracy unravels, Nikki embarks on a modern day manhunt to find and kill anyone who may have been involved. Alan Ramsey and Paul Jackson race to stop her before she places America’s political leaders in her sights. But Ramsey’s own investigation reveals more dark political secrets best left uncovered, making Ramsey and his team targets.

In this follow on book to the first in the Alan Ramsey series, The Final Defense, Alan Ramsey finds himself in Moscow following the leads to a possible weapons cache and arms dealer, expatriated Soviet General, Dmitry Gregorov, when his investigation takes an unexpected turn causing him and his team to refocus their efforts on Nikki Sidorova, a skilled operative and assassin who is on a mission of her own.

The story begins in the Drina Valley of Bosnia in 1995 and follows the march of about 10,000 refugees as they flee the bombing of Srebrenica by the ruthless Serbian Army, giving an historical perspective of the frightening actual account, the march to the U.N. safe zone at Potocari Base, and a look at the horrors and the realities of the Srebrenica Massacre.

This book reintroduces Paul Jackson and Gabe Anderson, and delves into the life of Nikki Sidorova from The Final Defense. It also introduces several new and exciting characters into the story as well as reaches into the past for others.

Author: Kenneth Wash

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

Tattoo: A disturbing and gripping psychological thriller (Sutton Mills Book 1) by JG Alva

Within the city of Bristol, a man is targeting beautiful young women and murdering them in the most brutal way: he is torturing them, and then cutting off their heads. Seven days later he disposes of the bodies, leaving the police with only one clue as to his identity: a tattoo.
In desperation, Detective Sean Bocksham and Dr Robin Sails enlist the help of Sutton Mills to find Andrea, the killer’s latest victim and Robin’s sister.
Tall, dark and handsome, Sutton Mills is not a detective, a private eye, or a vigilante. When the police can do no more, when there is no one else to turn to, then people go to Sutton. He is a lover of puzzles and a diligent student of Art; a man living off the grid; a man with an uncanny ability to find things.
Calling on all his resources, Sutton must chase this cunning and intelligent psychopath through the streets of Bristol and find Andrea…before her time runs out.

Author: JG Alva

Rating: Rating: 4.30 / 5
4 reviews

Dead Center: A Chilling Crime Thriller (Rookie Club Book 1) by Danielle Girard

** Author’s Cut Edition **

Fifteen years ago, the Rookie Club began as a tight-knit band of female cops struggling for respect from their male peers. Jamie Vail was one of them. So was Natasha Devlin, the woman Jamie caught in bed with her husband.

When Natasha Devlin turns up dead, Jamie wants nothing to do with the investigation. As a seasoned inspector in the sex crimes department, Jamie is facing her own terrifying case—female officers are being brutalized by a stranger leaving no clues. The Rookie Club is under attack, possibly by one of their own.

Now, Jamie must confront her past and solve the murder of her ex-husband’s lover before she becomes the killer’s ultimate prize.

Previously titled: The Rookie Club

“….will keep you guessing and anxiously waiting for more.” ~Lisa Gardner, New York Times bestselling author

“Compelling and compassionate, with three of the strongest female characters to have graced the genre in years.” ~John Connolly, New York Times bestselling author

THE ROOKIE CLUB, in series order
Dead Center
One Clean Shot
Dark Passage
Everything to Lose

Chasing Darkness
Savage Art
Ruthless Game
Cold Silence

Author: Danielle Girard

Rating: Rating: 4.30 / 5
4 reviews