Discovery Tour – The Trouble with Rane

f7bff-discoverauthors

Discover Authors: The Trouble With Rane by Robert Beacham

The Trouble With RaneThe Trouble With Rane is an adventure-packed, humorous, science fiction enovella from Robert Beacham. At 18,000 words it’s long enough to get your teeth into but short enough not to demand too much of your time.

Although there’s an earlier short story (available for free here) this is our first proper introduction to Ranger extraordinaire, Ceras Rane – a highly-trained individual whose skills and deductive abilities are only surpassed by his remarkable luck.

Going “Outside” on Earth provides more dangers than just the toxic atmosphere – but that’s just the start of Ceras’ problems. There’s intrigue, deceit, secretive departments within law enforcement, androids, corruption, gun battles, aliens, a huge space station, a moon colony, drug smuggling… even a cat or two.

Oh, and it’s only 99¢ – how can you lose?

Download now for Kindle

Download now for Nook, iPad, Kobo, Sony Reader, etc.

Original post here: http://cerasrane.com/discover-authors-the-trouble-with-rane-by-robert-beacham

Discovery 4: Inertia: Book 1

 

We’re quite proud to be a part of Discover Authors blog hop event, where several authors share each other’s works.  It’s a fun trip from one blog to the next over the next ten days where I’ll be sharing posts by the other authors who are participating.

The book I am taking on this tour of the virtual world is Inertia: Book One, the latest installment in the Parliament of Twilight world. Inertia is best described as a Yaoi-inspired M/M erotic romance with elements of horror, paranormal and a dash of sci-fi, all rolled up into a delicious, twisted adventure.  There is a warning we post on the Parliament of Twilight books and it goes something like this:

Warning: The books set in the Parliament of Twilight world are often more than the average person can handle. Contents may include but are not limited to: beast form sex, angst, spanking, inappropriate use of showers and/or bathtubs, elements of horror in erotic settings, implied m/f incest, outright m/m twincest, dubious consent, cliffhangers, tentacles, cheating, bad decisions, BDSM, bondage, campy humor, threesomes & more-somes, supernatural creatures, May/December romances, eternal love, blood play, murder, animated corpse sex

If that hasn’t scared you away, then let me tell you about the story of Inertia.  This series is going to focus mainly on the developing relationship between Skye Crestal, a bad boy shifter and RT Wilmont, a washed up Broadway composer.  They meet in Book One at an out of the way bar where Skye is working his last night before leaving the small desert town for Hollywood and the opportunity of a lifetime.  The rest of the series will follow their adventures in Hollywood and beyond, as well as give glimpses into the stories of the characters around them.

RT is in a downward spiral, at the lowest point of his life.  He is playing at the dive bar as an impersonator of himself, because no one in their right mind would hire the actual RT Wilmont, notorious drunkard and seducer of young men.  Once, playing like this, connecting with the people in the intimate way only a dimly lit bar could provide, was an amazing experience.  But no longer.  RT is ready to end it all.  He intends for this performance to be his last, ever.

But before he can go through with it, two things happen to the older man.  He gets a call from the organization known as the Parliament of Twilight ordering him back to duty after years of quasi-retirement.  And he meets Skye, the bartender who he was hired to play for.

Book One follows Skye and RT on their wild night that starts at the bar and ends in a cheap motel room.  They are irrevocably connected by the end of that first night together, but the world has other plans.  RT is being followed by another Agent of the Parliament and Skye’s master is calling him back to California.  They are torn apart by the promises they made long before met.

But fate just might have a happy ending in store for these star-crossed lovers.

View rest of post here: http://wanderingstarspress.wordpress.com/2013/08/08/author-discovery-inertia-book-one/

Book Discovery: Prince of Alasia

Post by Annie Douglass Lima, Author of Prince of Alasia

From August 9th-19th, my blog and I are participating in a “Discovery” through DiscoverAuthors.wordpress.com.  Each day, I’ll be featuring a different author and one of their books; the other authors will also be featuring me and each other on their blogs at the same time.  Check in every day to find out about great new reads!
Remember, you can subscribe or follow my blog (at the sidebar on the right) to make sure you don’t miss any posts.
Disclaimer: I haven’t actually read any of the books beside my own.  While they look good to me, I can’t guarantee their quality or content.
Prince of Alasia by Annie Douglass Lima
       Prince Jaymin, heir to the throne of Alasia, barely escapes with his life when invaders from neighboring Malorn attack.  Accompanied by his young bodyguard, Jaymin flees to a nearby town to live in hiding.  There, surrounded by the enemy soldiers searching for him, his life depends on his ability to maintain his disguise.
       As the danger intensifies and the Malornians’ suspicions grow, Jaymin seeks desperately for a way to save his kingdom and himself.  Then he stumbles upon a startling discovery that will challenge his assumptions and forever change his view of Malorn and the events that altered his life.

Book Discovery, Day 1: Prince of Alasia.

Penumbra – a Dark Modern Fairy Tale

Discover Authors - Great books from the source

Penumbra by Kat Micari cover art

 

An urban fantasy story that will grip you and leave you wanting more.

Fed up with the dirty city and a disenchanting life as a fashion model, Beauty’s world is at least safe.  But the illusion of safety shatters the night that she frees herself from her self-imposed fears only to be thrust into the magical underbelly of the city, where forces that want to save humanity and evil beings that want to feed off humanity’s despair fight for balance and power.

Driven from both the comforts and the trappings of her old life, now hunted by a cadre of sinister, rat-faced business men, Beauty’s only hope is to join with a strange magical ally. Together, with the help of fae creatures in unlikely guises, they must seek out an enchanted, improbable artifact that can heal the city before evil tips the balance, once and for all.

This powerful coming-of-age fairy tale follows the path of a young heroine who chooses to take fate into her own hands for the first time in her life, and of the consequences that her choice has on the magical beings of the city.

Why This Story?

Penumbra started as a short story years ago, but the main character got into my head.  Beauty is my response against the many young heroines popular today that rely solely on other’s for their strength and happiness.  In this story, on this journey, Beauty is finding herself.  It’s as much an inner journey for her as it is a traditional fairy tale.

I also had lots of fun creating my own creatures of magic and fantasy and playing with traditional fairy tale tropes in a modern setting.  Part of the joy of being an independent author, for me, is being able to write a story the way it wants to be written, serving the characters and the plot rather than a preconceived market put on me by an outside person.  The result, in this case, is positive, and I have high hopes for my future work as well.

The Giveaway

In celebration of Discovery 4 at Discover Authors being my first round robin blog tour, and as it is my birthday month, I will be giving away three (3) ebooks.  You can enter in many ways, up to three times.  First – comment on this blog.  Second – link to either the Amazon or Smashwords page via social media, and either comment here or email or tweet at me that you have done so with the link to your site so I can follow you.  I’ll count two social media links as separate entries.  On August 20th (the day after this blog tour ends), I will do a drawing and announce the winners!

Penumbra is available at Smashwords and Amazon.