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David Winter Mysteries – Recluse

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David Winter Mysteries – Recluse Kindle Edition

David Winter’s law firm is doing well, and he enjoys the business the tourist season brings until Recluse raises his ugly head. Dave finds himself in the middle of murder, sex trafficking, and hunted by the Arab mafia. Explosions rock Sarasota Florida as Dave and his small group of investigators, run for their lives in this second book of David Winter Hard Boiled Detective Mystery.

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New release from Saxon Andrew

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The Unknown Enemy Will Kill You (The Death Prophecies Book 3) Kindle Edition

From the bestselling Science Fiction Author, Saxon Andrew, comes the third book in the Death Prophecies Series, The Unknown Enemy Will Kill You. The Bosrean and Earth Alliance has finally gained control over the threats in the Milky Way and they are now turning their attention to the aggressive civilizations on the other side of the black hole in the center of the galaxy. Poul has warned them that the civilization that originally built the Prophet’s Eyes was under attack from an advanced aggressive species.
Earth is not going to wait to see if that species will send warships though the black hole to attack the Alliance. A pilot has been chosen and he will be the first to attempt to pass through the singularity. If he fails, then more will be selected to follow him. Fleet Leader Steve Connor expects the worst but hopes for the best. He is also frightened by the defenses the Darkness Civilization has built around the black hole in the Andromeda Galaxy. The evidence is clear that something came through their black hole and attacked the dangerous civilization that rules Andromeda. Whatever it was, it clearly frightened them to build the massive defenses around the event horizon.
The Darkness must be scouted and that task falls to the Prophet’s Eyes and his sister, Stella. What they find will turn Earth’s attention away from its black hole to the threat in Andromeda. This new enemy to mankind is beyond anything they imagined.
The Traugh are gone but a new more powerful civilization is coming and there’s not much time to stop them. Buckle in and enjoy the ride. This one will keep you turning pages well into the night.
Excerpt: The Unknown Enemy Will Kill You.
“How many ships do you wish to send through the black hole?”
“As many as you will allow. You should know that the ships we would send through would not be capable of defeating your warships. They will pose no threat to you.”
“Will you give us the technology you use to penetrate the black hole?”
“If you will give me your promise that you will accept us as an ally and not attack us in the future, I will.”
“That cannot be decided quickly. However, we can approve your proposal to scout what’s happening on the other side.”
“I have a question.”
“What is that?”
“Why have you forced all intelligent civilizations to leave this galaxy?”
There was a long pause and then the voice said, “You were right about a ship coming through the black hole long ago. We lost more than three hundred thousand warships before we defeated it and we determined that if we’re forced to use our towers to defend us against a future incursion, then no planet would be safe in the interior of this galaxy if the conflict expanded away from the black hole. Our towers would destroy many of the stars they orbit. It was in the best interests of those civilizations to move outside the galaxy and out of range of our weapons. We then made sure that none of them would violate our space.”
“I wondered why you allowed them to live in the Halo.”
“That tells me you’re not from the Halo.”
“That’s an issue that isn’t important at the moment. What lies on the other side of the black hole is what we should concern ourselves with now.”
“You are right. We will allow a thousand of your ships access to the black hole.”
“When?”
“Seven days from now.”

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Chilling New Release, Bedeviled – Ellsinore Springs

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Bedeviled – Ellsinore Springs Kindle Edition

New Release – Horror Set

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The Edge Of Madness: 15 Complete Novels & Novellas From Your Favorite Thriller & Horror AuthorsKindle Edition

Sci-Fi/Fantasy Featured Author – Linda Acaster

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Interview with Linda Acaster

  1. Tell us a little bit about yourself.

I’m a born and bred Brit, living in a sleepy seaside English town sitting atop clay cliffs. That may sound beyond dull, but Stone Age spear and axe heads occasionally get washed from the cliffs, there’s an Anglo-Saxon burial ground just off my street, not far from the town is a motte and bailey earthwork from a 1068 Norman castle, and within an hour’s drive there is medieval York (once Jorvik, the Viking capital of northern England, and Roman Eboracum built by the Ninth Legion before they faded into historic obscurity and from where Emperor Constantine decreed the Empire would embrace Christianity), the sites of Celtic chariot burials, and the tallest Neolithic monolith in the country. If you gain the impression that landscape and history might impact my fiction, you could be right.

  1. Who are your favorite authors?

I don’t have any. Yes, I know that’s odd, but there is no single author whose new books I rabidly devour. I pick and choose not on the strength of the author’s name but on the content of their fiction. I enjoy reading Stephen King, as long as he’s not being too wordy, for the way he develops the ordinary into the extraordinary; the late Robert Holdstock for the believable way he ran with British myths; Ian Rankin for his contemporary Scottish noir Crime; Lindsey Davies for her accessible Roman lifestyles; Martin Cruz Smith in particular for the thriller “Wolves Eat Dogs”, the late Tony Hillerman for his accessible depiction of modern Navajo life; the ghost stories of MR James and Charles Dickens… and on it goes. When I’m not reading for research I like to dip into the work of indie authors. Occasionally I’m disappointed, but very often I’m not.  That’s the beauty of “Read Inside” as a taster.

  1. Tell us a little about your books. I see you like to delve into many different genres.

Maybe my answer to (2) is the reason – LOL! I started by writing short fiction, for women’s magazines to help pay the bills, for SF/F/Horror start-ups for the enjoyment. I’ve always liked history (yeah, tell ’em something they don’t know…) and won a competition which needed to be loosely in the Women’s Historical sub-genre. That gained a publisher for what became the medieval Hostage of the Heart. Unfortunately it also pigeonholed me beneath the Romance umbrella.

Publishers at the time held their authors in what I can only describe as The Vulcan Death Grip. We compromised with the Native American Beneath The Shining Mountains under an appalling title of the publisher’s choosing – I was a Northern Plains re-enactor at the time; the Brits are nothing if not eccentric. The publisher wanted more panting bosoms (oh pleez...) and less historical detail, but the title remains my biggest seller, mostly because of the historical detail and the multi-viewpoints. I disengaged myself by gaining a contract for a Fantasy, which the new publisher reneged on, and my agent wouldn’t fight for, but that’s life.

When indie authoring via ebooks finally opened to the UK I grasped it with both hands; a sharp learning curve but a worthwhile one. I decided to write for myself at last and the Torc of Moonlight script, which had gained great comments but no contract, was revived and re-written as *I* wanted it to appear. There is nothing so demoralizing for an author as re-writing to a publisher’s agenda and then having that publisher go meh…

The trilogy is themed on the resurrection of a Celtic water deity – my part of England has more natural springs named Lady Well than anywhere in the UK – and I follow through the Celtic marker number Three with a contemporary storyline over-arcing the novels, another placing each novel, and a historical storyline mirroring the individual novel’s theme. Book 1 is Celtic, Book 2 is Roman set in York/Eboracum, Book 3, still being written, is set in and around medieval monastic life in Durham. All the places mentioned in the historical sections can still be walked, as can the contemporary. The books could be used as guides in their university cities. History – all of it – isn’t just inches beneath our feet, it’s the backbeat to our lives. Even in the USA.

My latest, The Paintings, is as different as it could be: first person, female protagonist, a ghost story without the ghost. After all, what is a ghost? It’s an essence, and an essence can be… I enjoy thinking aspects through and turning them on their head. Writing a captivating story is all about the prep.

  1. If you could travel back in time to any place and period in the past where and when would you go?

You want a list? Celt, Roman, Norse… but in truth I think I’d chicken out. People can have a starry-eyed view of history. Can you really imagine yourself in a shield-wall? Watch swellings rise on your lover’s skin and know that you, too, are soon going to end in an agonizing death? Be carried off into slavery, or abused by those supposed to protect you? I’d be terrified I couldn’t get back. To say, nothing of the smell and being sozzled all the time from drinking ale because the water’s foul. Yes, it’s all very well studying history, but actually being there…! Perhaps my imagination is locked too closely into the reality.

  1. What attracts you to writing in your various genres?

The prep. Asking endless questions of a scenario and not accepting the first answer, studying those answers from an oblique angle. Very often it is at this stage that the genre, and sub-genre, become apparent.

  1. Are you planning to participate in any anthologies? Any hints about your story?

I re-started writing short fiction a few months ago after a long lay off. Contribution to Mankind and other stories of the Dark is currently being revitalized (I needed to up the cover, but why stop there?) One story I was going to add to it I’ve instead offered to an anthology and I’m currently waiting to hear. It’s a creeping Horror centred on a 19th century explorer. Using first-person viewpoint I could convey the arrogance and short-sightedness of the age. My readers tend to have to work, at least a little; I don’t lay it all out on a plate, they need to read between the lines and pick up inferences.

  1. What do you like to do to relax?

Reading mostly, and most of that is research material. When I just want to flop I go for the TV. Don’t start thinking Soaps. In the UK our television companies do some cracking documentaries, so I go for titles like ‘Digging for Britain’ (latest archaeological finds), ‘Medieval Dead’ (never opt for being buried; in the future some fresh-faced child with a college degree and a trowel will upset your expected rest), or one of the host of non-ancient history programs available. It’s amazing what odd piece of information can spark an idea for a story or a character or research. I choose my movies: too often I’m picking holes in the plot.

  1. What are you currently working on?

A series of blogposts on a recent trip to Orkney and Faroe, archipelagos in the Atlantic north of the UK. If at all possible I like to walk landscapes I’m going to write about, and next year I may well try my hand at an adventure aimed at early teen boys. There’s nothing like setting myself a challenge, and why would anyone want to write the same sort of fiction all the time? Speculative, certainly; Horror, it’ll have its moments. Which young lad doesn’t like to be frightened? I have on the go a speculative short about an auction find: I used to go to a lot of auctions and it’s amazing what can be picked up. And to bring the final in the Torc of Moonlight trilogy to fruition.

  1. How can readers connect with you?

I’d welcome them!

Website: http://www.lindaacaster.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lindaacasterUK

Twitter: https://twitter.com/LindaAcaster

Amazon.com page: http://www.amazon.com/Linda-Acaster/e/B002TNCOQE/

or for world-wide stores: http://Author.to/LindaAcaster

Thanks for the chat; I’ve enjoyed it. I hope your readers have, too.