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Jerry Kaczmarowski released his latest thriller Sapient in April 2015. It is available for sale on Amazon in eBook and paperback.

Book Excerpt

Chapter 1

A young research assistant poked his head through the laboratory door and said, “We’re heading out to grab some beers. Want to join us?”

Dr. Jane Dixon brushed aside a strand of dark hair that had fallen from her ponytail. She waved the offer off without turning to face him and gave a curt, “Too much work.” I need to get out of here at a decent time to see Robbie, or I’m going to need to find a new nanny.

“Come on, Dr. Dixon. One quick drink. It’s Friday.”

She sighed and faced him, removing her dark-rimmed glasses. “How about a rain check?” She gave the younger man her best smile, but Jane knew she sounded insincere.

“Sure, a rain check.” The research assistant gave a perfunctory nod and let the door swing shut. Jane wouldn’t receive another invitation anytime soon, which was fine with her.

She put her hands in the small of her back and stretched, yielding a satisfying pop. Not for the first time, she congratulated herself on the regularity of her yoga workouts. They were one of the few distractions she permitted herself. With forty in the not-too- distant future, it was one distraction she couldn’t afford to forgo. She pulled her stool closer to her computer and checked her maze for the final time. She chuckled to herself. After all her years of education, she was reduced to playing video games with rodents. Using a virtual maze allowed her to create a level of complexity unrealistic with traditional animal intelligence testing.

Jane walked into an adjoining room with rows of cages where her subjects spent most of their day. She approached a cage adorned with a garish blue first-place ribbon. Her assistant had put it on the door as a joke. At first, it migrated back and forth as different rats outperformed others. For the past two months, it hadn’t moved.

She opened the cage and made a coaxing motion. “Come here, Einstein.” A fat, white rat dashed out the door onto her hand and scrambled up her right shoulder. His neon-blue eyes gave off an icy intelligence. The change in eye color was one of many side effects of her tests Jane still couldn’t explain. The rat whipped its tail into her hair for balance, hopping from paw to paw.

“Settle down, boy,” she said. She carried Einstein back into the lab with its virtual maze and extended her hand. He raced down her arm to the large trackball and made little jumps in anticipation of the race. As Jane clamped him gently into the metal rig that held him in place, he stopped jumping. Einstein differed from the other rats—he never struggled when Jane locked him in place. The other rats fought against the harness, making it difficult to complete the test preparations.

A two-dimensional overview of a simple maze flashed on the screen. Without hesitating, Einstein rolled through the maze on his trackball, completing the challenge in seconds.

“Too easy,” Jane said. “You don’t even deserve a prize.” Despite this, she stroked the rat’s head and gave him a small piece of cheese. Einstein snapped it up in his front paws. As soon as he devoured it, he pulled against his harness and chattered at Jane.

“Relax, big fella.” She tapped on her keyboard to reconfigure the course before bending down to eye level with Einstein. “Now the real challenge begins.” He stared into her sea- green eyes. The small rodent had the intense focus of a fighter about to get in the ring.

A second maze flashed on the screen. There was a straightforward solution that was long and twisting. A second solution existed, but so far, none of the rats had figured it out. The second path had two tiny virtual teleportation pads. If the rats stepped onto one of the pads, they were transported to a corresponding location in a different part of the maze. For this test, the pads would save precious seconds.

“Go,” Jane shouted, starting the timer. Einstein didn’t budge. Instead, he looked back and forth between the obvious path and the first teleportation pad.

“Clock’s ticking,” Jane said to herself in frustration.

Einstein shrieked as he noticed the decreasing progress bar. A tentative paw step forward cleared the maze overview and put him in a six-inch-high virtual hallway. He waddled straight to the teleportation pad but stopped short. He turned his gaze to Jane as his whiskers moved back and forth, up and down. Jane stared back, willing him to make the right move.

The rat rolled forward on his trackball across the pad. The screen flashed, and he teleported to within a few steps of the exit. With a final glance at Jane, he spun through the gate with twenty seconds left on the clock.

Jane clapped her hands. “You did it.” She reached toward him. He clambered up her arm, slower now that he was out of the virtual world. She gave him a piece of cheese and returned him to the steel table.

“Impressive,” she said to the empty room. At times like this she wished someone could appreciate her triumphs. Her coworkers were at the bar. And Robbie? Robbie is Robbie. The warm smile of a mother flitted across her face as she thought about her son.

Einstein broke her reverie as he scratched and clawed at an iPad on the table. “It’s like having a second child,” Jane sighed to herself. She obliged Einstein’s pestering by starting an old episode of Sesame Street. The classic show was his favorite. Most other children’s programming bored him. His second-favorite genre was as far from the Children’s Television Workshop gang as you could get. One of Jane’s more unsavory assistants had decided to play Rated R comedies on the screen in the evening when the animals were alone in their cages. The crass movies entertained Einstein for hours despite the fact he couldn’t understand any of them.

Jane’s mobile phone vibrated. A message from her nanny read, “WHERE R U!!!” She glanced at the time in the lower right of her screen and gave a sharp intake of breath. I did it again, she chided herself.

“Leaving now. Sorry.” She almost typed a sad face emoticon but caught herself. It wouldn’t be well received. She pushed Send and dropped the phone on the lab table. She pounded the results of today’s tests into her computer, not bothering to correct spelling errors as she raced to enter her observations while they were still fresh.

The phone buzzed again. Jane gritted her teeth at the unnecessary back-and-forth. These nastygrams would only delay her departure. She reached for the phone in frustration, but Einstein was perched over it, staring at the screen. She nudged the little rodent back and set her jaw as she read the text.

The screen read, “Who is Einstein?” As she struggled to make sense of the nanny’s text, her eyes scanned back to the previous outbound message. She juggled her phone, almost dropping it on the floor.

The screen read, “I am Einstein.”


About the Book

Sapient Book CoverAbandoned by her husband after the birth of their child, Jane Dixon’s world is defined by her autistic son and the research she does to find a cure for his condition. She knows her work on animal intelligence may hold the key. She also knows that the research will take decades to complete. None of it will ultimately benefit her son.

All that changes when a lab rat named Einstein demonstrates that he can read and write. Just as her research yields results, the U.S. government discovers her program. The army wants to harness her research for its military potential.  The CDC wants to shut her down completely.  The implications of animal intelligence are too dangerous, particularly when the previously inert virus proves to be highly contagious.

She steals the virus to cure her son, but the government discovers the theft. She must now escape to Canada before the authorities can replace her son’s mental prison with a physical one.

Praise for Sapient:

“A timely, winning adventure that brings up serious questions about technology and medical research.” – Reviewed by Kirkus

“The plot is fast-paced, thought provoking, funny at times, and kept me reading to find out what would happen next. I think that the YA audience will love it.” – Reviewed by Dana Bjornstad

“”Sapient by Jerry Kaczmarowski is an intense, action-packed, suspenseful and thrilling read! The storyline is definitely unique and pulls readers in right away… The book was fast-paced, flowed nicely and provided a thought provoking message. I believe Sapient will really make readers wonder just how far and to what lengths they would go to save someone they love.” – Reviewed by Charity Tober for Readers’ Favorite

“I loved this story and I especially liked its animal characters – Einstein the lab rat with the keen sense of humor and Bear, the one-eyed German Shepherd dog who seems to always be the butt of Einstein’s jokes. And the human characters aren’t half bad either.” – Reviewed by Cheryl Stout

“A timeless, engrossing and perfectly-paced techno thriller about the promise – and fear – of modern medical science.” – Reviewed by Best Thrillers

About Jerry Kaczmarowski

Jerry Kaczmarowski 15Jerry Kaczmarowski lives in Seattle with his family. He writes techno-thrillers that explore the benefits and dangers of mankind’s scientific advancement. His first book, Moon Rising, was released in June 2014.  His second book, Sapient, was published in April 2015.

Jerry spent the first twenty years of his professional life in the consulting industry on the West Coast. His fascination with technology is matched only by his love of stories. His books intertwine action with a keen insight into how technology will shape our lives in the coming years.

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Waiting on Wednesday (32)


Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill from Breaking The Spine that spotlights upcoming releases bloggers are eagerley anticipating. These can be debut novels, sequels, eBooks,…as long as they aren’t released yet.

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I’m waiting for…

Title: Forbidden Darkness
Author: Alec John Belle
Genre: YA Paranormal

Being a sixteen year old Monster Hunter sucks.

That’s what Heather Hawkins learns just days before her sixteenth birthday. After dealing with her best friend, Kristen’s, attempted suicide, the last thing Heather wants is any more drama. When the realistic dreams of Heather being haunted by a guy named Kadin begin, she learns the truth. She is a Monster Hunter, and on her birthday, she will undergo a change that will make her stronger, more powerful, and nearly invincible to Monsters. Along with having a hot new trainer named Philip, she believes that this will be a new beginning for herself.
Unfortunately, Monsters aren’t the only thing Heather needs to worry about. With someone stalking her dreams, she realizes there may be more than just Monsters in the world, and that Kadin will do anything to stop her from helping the Monster Hunters. Even if that means unleashing an entity that was locked away by his people thousands of years ago.
In this all-new paranormal young adult series, romances will be formed, evil becomes unleashed, and everyone Heather loves will soon be at risk. Because in a world where Monsters walk the earth, anything is possible.

This book sounds like a fun read! What are you waiting for this week?

Release Day Party Reflected (Mirrorland #2)


About the Book

ReflectedTitle: Reflected (Mirrorland #2)

Author: Majanka Verstraete

Genre: Young Adult, Paranormal Mystery, Romance, Dark Fantasy

When Alison was stuck in Mirrorland, all she wanted was to be alive again. Now she’s gotten her revenge by inhabiting Piper’s body and trapping her behind the mirror. But pretending to be Piper is more difficult than she imagined it would be.

On top of that, the borders between Mirrorland and the real world are crumbling. Danger abounds, demons appear in high school, and if wasn’t for the help of a new mysterious guy, Alison might not have escaped. But there’s more to this guy than meets the eye, and she’s determined to find out what, especially since it might be related to her own supernatural problems.
Meanwhile, Piper tries to convince the Horseman of Death to help her return to her own world, but he’s got his own hidden agenda, which may cause more serious risks. Can Piper find a way to restore the balance before both worlds collide?


Author Bio

Majanka VerstraeteMajanka Verstraete begged her Mom to teach her how to read while she was still in kindergarten. By the time she finished fifth grade, she had read through the entire children’s section of her hometown library.

She wrote her first story when she was seven years old, and hasn’t stopped writing since. With an imagination that never sleeps, and hundreds of possible book characters screaming for her attention, writing is more than a passion for her.

She writes about all things supernatural for children of all ages. She’s tried to write contemporary novels before, but something paranormal always manages to crawl in.

Majanka is currently studying for her Master of Laws degree, and hopes one day to be able to combine her passions for law and writing. When she’s not writing, reading or studying, she likes watching “The Vampire Diaries” and “Game of Thrones,” spending time with her friends, or playing “World of Warcraft.”






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Book Review: A Shrill Keening

23199486Title: A Shrill Keening
Author: Ronald Malfi

Age Group: Adult (18+)
Rating: 4 stars

Purchase: Amazon

Review copy provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

Carl Thompson spends his days confined to a psychiatric ward for a gruesome murder he can’t remember committing. But his nights are spent elsewhere, patrolling an evacuated stretch of beach for some purpose that is not readily apparent.

During the day, he struggles to decipher which part of his existence is real and which is not. At night, he tries to uncover the mystery to a numbered code, a silver key, and a band of people who have given him his cryptic instructions.
Are these two realities linked? Could the answers to the mysteries in one reality be found within the other? Carl must find out before time runs out, and the sound of a shrill keening threatens to destroy both realities.

In A Shrill Keening, author Ronald Malfi does it again. Using excellent prose, he crafts an interesting Lovecraftian story. Protagonist Carl Thompson spends his days in a psychiatric ward – apparently he killed someone. Except, he doesn’t remember it at all. In the psych ward, he’s been having dreams, strange dreams about standing Watch on a beach, gazing at the sea and waiting for something, only he has no idea what.

The more time he spends trying to uncover the truth of these strange dreams, the farther he drifts from reality. Soon enough, he can’t keep the realities apart anymore, and while something is approaching him in the dream world, he finds it might be linked to something happening in the real world…

As usual, Malfi crafts interesting characters. Carl Thompson is a dynamic character, enigmatic yet strange, and one instantly wants to find out more about him. The lead character carries most of the book, turning a story that, at its core is perhaps not the author’s most original work, into an enjoyable read with a few unpredictable twists.

This story packed a lot, and since it’s only a short novella, somethings happened a little too fast for my liking, especially the end scene. As I’ve come to expect, the author delivers beautiful prose znf a haunting narrative.

Teaser Tuesdays (30)

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly meme hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. In this meme, we grab our current read, open it to a random page and share two teaser sentences from somewhere on that page with our readers.

Click HERE to view all my ‘Teaser Tuesdays‘ posts.

Here is my teaser:

“What happened to her?”
He looked away, uncomfortable. “I’m not sure it’s our business
to speak of the late Mrs. Sutton.”
“I’m sorry,” I said, and I was. “I didn’t mean to step out of line.
Forgive me.”

~ p. 73, Wishing Cross Station by February Grace

Book Tours: Starter Day Party for Friends’ Experience


I’m hosting the starter day party today for the book tour for erotic romance “Friends’ Experience”. The tour runs from May 26 to June 26.

Tour Schedule

May 26th: Starter Day Party @  I Heart Reading

May 27th: Book Excerpt @ Indy Book Fairy

May 29th: Book Excerpt @ Bookaholic Ramblings

May 31st: Promo Post @ Bleeding Heart Book Blog

June 1st: Promo Post @ Nat’s Book Nook

June 3rd: Book Excerpt @ I’m an Eclectic Reader

June 5th: Promo Post @ The Reading Guru

June 6th: Book Review @ I Heart Reading

June 8th: Promo Post @ The Single Librarian

June 10th: Book Excerpt @ Rebecca Moore

June 12th: Promo Post @ Bookish Madness

June 14th: Book Review @ Books are Forever

June 16th: Book Excerpt @ Editor Charlene’s Blog

June 18th: Book Review @ Romantic Fanatic

June 20th: Promo Post @ Cassidy Crimson’s Blog

June 22nd: Book Excerpt @ Bedazzled Reading

June 24th: Promo Post @ The Book Daily

June 26th: Book Excerpt and Book Review @ Boundless Book Reviews

About The Book

Cover Friends FRONT 150509Title: Friends’ Experience

Author: Simone Freier

Genre: Erotic Romance

Beyond 50 Shades … Way Beyond!

FRIENDS’ EXPERIENCE is an intimate exploration of kinks and fetishes by an unlikely couple, with thoughtful and philosophical discussion by the characters, and graphic descriptions of their erotic adventures.

Kelly’s open-minded friends are receptive to her suggestion of getting into the ‘scene’. But first they must be trained, in an introductory session that Kelly and Sam have designed. The wildest of the bunch is quickly brought to her knees – both figuratively and literally, as Sam begins the indoctrination. The friends bring their own spirit and enthusiasm to the session, surprising Sam and Kelly with their openness. Events nearly spiral out of control, as the friends demonstrate their ability to cope with more and more outrageous experiences. Sam and Kelly learn that each of Kelly’s friends has her limits.

The Experiences series is an epic love story of erotic relationships and sexual desires. Written in a ‘literary realism’ style, the series introduces Sam in the prequel, and the blossoming of his intimate relationship with Kelly as the series progresses. Fantasies and real-world adventures coalesce to mold a unique bond between unlikely lovers. Where needs are mutually satisfied in an open, creative and trusting environment. Where physical and mental boundaries are pushed. Where the concepts of love and sex are never confused, but sometimes confusing. Where openness is required and intimacy is expected. And where fair-is-fair, regarding the punishment of transgressions.

Contemporary erotic romance: Suitable for mature readers, aged 18+ years.

Experiences: Book 5 is 120,000 words, 15 chapters, 390 print pages


Acclaim for Simone Freier and the EXPERIENCES series of Intelligent Erotic Romance novels:

“Fun, intense, sexually erotic”

“It is quite a tale and a very good read that explores an intimate topic”

“The characters are rich & believable, while the eroticism is thick & lush”

“Freier writes some incredibly powerful scenes”

“I have enjoyed this whole series and don’t want it to end”

“The desire crawls out of the pages and into my mind”

“Steams up the pages – very sensual and erotic”

“Unexpectedly thoughtful and intensely passionate”

“Simone Freier has an intoxicating way with words”

“Fifty shades greyer in this deep look at sexual explorations”


This work contains mature content, including graphic sexual descriptions and scenes, and is provided for adults only. The Experiences series contains scenes of psychological and physical submission, discipline, and medical fetish. The characters explore various fetishes, which evolve throughout the series. ALL CHARACTERS IN THE BOOK ARE 21 YEARS OLD OR OLDER, and all activities are consensual.


About The Author

An adventuress and traveler, Simone is a sensual being who loves to read stories that excite her.  She takes exception to authors who promote their works as ‘dirty’, ‘filthy’, or ‘smutty’:  She believes that sex is wonderful in all of its incarnations, and doesn’t shy away from graphic descriptions of realistic sexual experiences, no matter how messy.  Her writing is mainly in the ‘literary realism’ style – i.e., it is wild (even outrageous) … but could really happen to you!  She values openness in relationships, and demonstrates this through her characters.

Prior to becoming an author, Simone was a nurse.  One of her pet peeves is reading erotica that gets simple anatomy wrong!  She is continually bewildered by women who haven’t explored their own bodies.  Another pet peeve is the mostly hung-up Victorian society prevalent in the U.S. and U.K., and she tries to do her part to change that by introducing people to new sexual and sensual experiences through her erotic writing.  The activities in Simone’s books are quite realistic, as she has participated in most of these in ‘real life’, as surreal as it may seem.

Simone is currently completing the Experiences series, which will run an estimated 1,000,000 words!  That is why she refers to it as an ‘epic’ romance, although each volume is intended to stand on its own, with a ‘happy for now’ ending.  Experiences combines literary style and philosophical discussion by the characters with graphic portrayal of sex in all of its kinks and fetishes.  You may not like all of the things Simone’s characters do … but neither do they.  Their exploration of new experiences will hopefully motivate some readers to explore their own sexuality to a greater extent.

Simone loves to hear from her readers, so feel free to contact her.   In fact, she hopes you will feel ‘free’ sexually and spiritually, as well.  Please follow her on social media and her blog.  On her website, you may interact directly with the main characters in her books, including asking them questions in order to understand their perspectives in more depth.

You can sign up to her mailing list to learn about new releases, and take advantage of promotions.  All readers on the mailing list will be sent an excerpt from each of her next novels, prior to publication.

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Book Tours: Starter Day Party for Earclaw and Eddie


I’m hosting the starter day party today for the book tour for children’s picture book “Earclaw and Eddie”. The tour runs from May 25 to June 25.

I’ll review the book on June 12. Stay tuned for the review and, in the mean time, visit the other tour stops.

Tour Schedule

May 25th: Starter Day Party @ I Heart Reading

May 26th: Promo Post @ Indy Book Fairy

May 28th: Promo Post @ Domestic Chanteuse

May 30th: Promo Post @ Nat’s Book Nook

June 2nd: Author Interview @ Majanka’s Blog

June 4th: Promo Post @ Editor Charlene’s Blog

June 6th: Promo Post @ I’m an Eclectic Reader

June 8th: Author Interview @ Bedazzled Reading

June 10th: Promo Post @ The Single Librarian

June 12th: Book Review @ I Heart Reading

June 14th: Promo Post @ Cassidy Crimson’s Blog

June 16th: Promo Post @ Bookworm for Kids

June 18th: Book Review and Author Interview @ A Virtual Hobby Store and Coffee Haus

June 20th: Book Review @ Parakeet Reviews

June 22nd: Promo Post @ 365 Days of Reading

June 23rd: Author Interview @ You Interviewed

June 25th: Book Review @ Books, Books and More Books

About the Book

CoverTitle: Earclaw and Eddie

Author: Daniel Jude Miller

Genre: Children’s Books

Eddie is just a regular guy trying to get by in his boring life, when out of nowhere he finds himself underneath a very unwelcome visitor. Earclaw is the unwelcome visitor and exists as nothing more than a crushing weight on Eddie’s head. Faced with this permanent guest, Eddie must learn to endure, accept and possibly trick Earclaw in leaving once and for all.

Author Bio

Dan’s story is a simple story. He grew up in a rugged logging camp of the great northwest. His father wished him to be a skilled tree-splitter but Dan didn’t have the stomach for it. Instead he headed east at age 9 with a pad of paper and 12,000 fresh, wooden pencils. The next 30 some odd years were mostly uneventful, filled with family, growth and other uninteresting stuff. Then, recently, those 12,000 pencils finally started getting put to good use.





Book Tours: Starter Day Party for Two Princes: The Biker and The Billionaire

I’m hosting the starter day party for the tour for contemporary romance “Two Princes: The Biker and The Billionaire”. The tour runs from May 25 to June 25. There’s also a tour-wide giveaway for a $25 Amazon gift card. Scroll down to participate!

Tour Schedule

May 25th: Starter Day Party @ I Heart Reading

May 25th: Book Excerpt @ Indy Book Fairy

May 27th: Book Excerpt @ Cassidy Crimson’s Blog

May 29th: Promo Post @ Nat’s Book Nook

May 31st: Book Excerpt @ Books are Forever

June 2nd: Promo Post @ Editor Charlene’s Blog

June 4th: Book Excerpt @ I’m an Ecvlectic Reader

June 6th: Book Excerpt @ Evelyn Shepherd’s Blog

June 8th: Promo Post @ Undercover Book Reviews

June 10th: Book Excerpt @ Bookaholic Ramblings

June 12th: Book Excerpt @ Daniel Riding’s Blog 

June 14th: Promo Post @ Bedazzled Reading

June 16th: Book Excerpt @ The Single Librarian

June 18th: Book Review @ Romantic Fanatic

June 20th: Promo Post @ The Book Daily

June 23rd: Book Excerpt @ Karen Writes Stuff

June 24th: Book Excerpt @ The Reading Head

June 24th: Promo Post @ Blogs and Coffee

About The Book

fronttwoprincesTitle: TWO PRINCES: The Biker and The Billionaire

Author: Victoria Danann

Genre: Contemporary Romance

TWO PRINCES: The Biker and The Billionaire

Sons of Sanctuary MC, Book 1 

Two brothers, one a player, one a playboy, are on a collision course with destiny and a woman who thought she won a prize when she was allowed a look inside the Sons of Sanctuary MC.

Brigid Roan is a graduate student at the University of Texas. She had no trouble getting her thesis approved, but finding a Hill Country motorcycle club willing to give her access to their lifestyle was looking impossible. Then she got a lead. A friend of a friend had a cousin with family ties to The Sons of Sanctuary.

What Brigid wanted was information to prove a proposition. The last thing she had in mind was falling for one of the members of the club. Especially since she was a feminist academic out to prove that motorcycle clubs are organized according to the same structure as primitive tribal society.

Brash Fornight was standing in line at the H.E.B. Market when his world tipped on its axis. While waiting his turn to check out, his gaze had wandered to the magazine display and settled on the new issue of “NOW”. The image on the cover, although GQ’d up in an insanely urbane way, was… him.

After reading the article, Brash threw some stuff in a duffle and left his only home, a room at The Sons of Sanctuary clubhouse, with a vague explanation about needing a couple of days away. He left his truck at the Austin airport and caught a plane for New York, on a mission to find a mysterious guy walking around with his face.

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Book Tours: Starter Day Party for B is for Broken

I’m hosting the starter day party today for the book tour for speculative fiction anthology “B is for Broken”. The tour runs from May 25 to June 1.

Tour Schedule

May 25th: Starter Day Party @ I Heart Reading

May 28th: Book Excerpt @ Books and Tales

May 29th: Author Interview @ Women of Badassery

May 30th: Book Excerpt @ Cajun Book Lover

May 31st: Book Excerpt @ Indy Book Fairy

June 1st: Book Excerpt @ Fangirl Moments and My Two Cents

June 1st: Book Review @ PRATR

About the Book

BisforBroken_CoverTitle: B is for Broken

Author: Rhonda Parrish (editor)

Genre: Speculative Fiction (Horror, Science-Fiction and Fantasy)

Broken people, broken promises, broken dreams and broken objects are just some of the ways these 26 fantastic stories interpret the theme of ‘Broken’. From science fiction to fantasy, horror to superheroes the stories within these pages cover a vast swath of the genres under the speculative fiction umbrella.

Featuring original fiction by:

~ Brittany Warman ~ Milo James Fowler ~ C.S. MacCath ~ Sara Cleto ~ Samantha Kymmell-Harvey ~ Megan Arkenberg ~ Gary B. Phillips ~ Alexandra Seidel ~ Jonathan C. Parrish ~ Simon Kewin ~ Beth Cato ~ Cory Cone ~ Cindy James ~ Alexis A. Hunter ~ Michael M. Jones ~ Steve Bornstein ~ BD Wilson ~ Michael Kellar ~ Damien Angelica Walters ~ Marge Simon ~ Michael Fosburg ~ Suzanne van Rooyen ~ L.S. Johnson ~ Pete Aldin ~ Gabrielle Harbowy ~ Lilah Wild ~ KV Taylor ~

Anthologist Bio

MoiRhonda Parrish is driven by a desire to do All The Things. She has been the publisher and editor-in-chief of Niteblade Magazine since 2007 (which is like 30 years in internet time) and is the editor of several anthologies including (most recently) Fae and B is for Broken.

In addition, Rhonda is a writer whose work has been in publications such as Tesseracts 17: Speculating Canada from Coast to Coast, Imaginarium: The Best Canadian Speculative Writing (2012) and Mythic Delirium.

Her website, updated weekly, is at


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Book Tours: Starter Day Party for Falling Hard

I’m hosting the starter day party today for the book tour for “Falling Hard”, a new adult anthology. The book releases on May 31 and will have a huge release day party on Facebook!
What are you waiting for? Go sign up for the Facebook event! It looks like it’ll be a blast. And in the mean time, if you’d like to know more about the book, read the rest of this post.

Tour Schedule

May 24th: Starter Day Party @ I Heart Reading

May 24th: Book Excerpt @ Indy Book Fairy

May 25th: Promo Post @ Nat’s Book Nook

May 27th: Promo Post @ Bleeding Heart Book Blog

May 29th: Book Excerpt @ The Single Librarian

May 31st: Book Excerpt @ 100 Pages A Day

June 1st: Promo Post @ Undercover Book Reviews

June 3rd: Book Excerpt @ BB’s Book Reviews

June 4th: Promo Post @ Books are Forever

June 5th: Book Excerpt @ Bedazzled Reading

June 6th: Promo Post @ Lynn Stevens’ Blog

About the Book

received_10204513707937451.jpegTitle: Falling Hard

Authors: Aliza Mann and Heather Novak

Genre: Paranormal  (New Adult Anthology)

From sweet & heartfelt to steamy & spicy, FIVE brand new college campus novellas filled with alpha heroes and tenacious heroines for every romance reader.

This anthology is intended for mature readers, 18 years of age and older.

FORBIDDEN: FRESHMAN YEAR (An Erotic Suspense Novella) by Shelly Bell

A BDSM romance between a professor and his student turns deadly…

It was only supposed to have been one night of passion, but when Professor Tristan Kelley and freshman Isabella Larsen meet again in the classroom, they’ll jeopardize everything to be together…including their lives.

TIN MAN’S DANCE (A New Adult Novella) by MK Schiller

If he only had a heart…

Former marine James Hutchinson thought they might have amputated his heart right along with his right leg. That is, until he sees Lilly Franklin dance. In a crazy ploy to meet her, he steals her front row concert seat… but it’s only fair since she stole his heart first.

DARK HEARTS (A Paranormal New Adult Novella) by Aliza Mann

Dark secrets, hidden lives…

While struggling to contain the beast within, Mitchell Rowland imprints on the beautiful and mysterious Aurora Tanner. With Mitch’s dangerous lycan secret and Aurora’s demon father out to kill her, they must band together to fight against the very things that could ultimately keep them apart.


HIGH STAKES (A New Adult Novella) by Sage Spelling

Betting on Seduction . . .

When rich boy, college jock Blake Holland wagers to seduce the sexy librarian Catalina Vega, he never anticipated the gamble would cost not only his pride… but also his heart.


When the person you must destroy is your soul mate…

Witch hunter Grayson Lynch must make the devastating choice between condemning his brother to death or destroying the forbidden love of his life: a witch.


Author Bios

SONY DSCAliza Mann

 Aliza Mann has always known she wanted to be an author. It wasn’t until she was two business degrees in and enjoying a long career in healthcare that she realized she wanted to do it for a living. With submission of a historical paranormal short story to an online journal, and the subsequent publication, she hasn’t stopped spinning tales and being carried away on wings fueled by her imagination since.

 These days, she writes paranormal, urban fantasy and contemporary romance. Most days, she has no idea of what may end up on the blank pages in front of her. What she does know is she wouldn’t trade it for a thing.

 Residing in Michigan with her two children and dear beau, she enjoys reimagining all of her friends’ lives, spouting Hemingway quotes because it makes her feel smart, and visiting local distilleries. Otherwise, you’ll find her writing.

Heather Novak

Heather Novak Press photo 1Young Adult and New Adult author Heather Novak is in an open relationship…with the love of her life and the fictional characters in her head. After deciding her expensive film/screenwriting degree from Wayne State University should be used to make the world smile, she started writing Happily Ever Afters with a preternatural twist! (Don’t worry, she had to look up that word, too). Focusing on powerful imagery and emotional storytelling – you’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll laugh so hard you’ll cry.

 Heather resides in Metro Detroit with the love of her life and several imaginary (and hypoallergenic) pets. She strongly supports the use of sarcasm and the Oxford Comma.








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