A group of women have a dark and forbidding goal in mind.
They want to raise hell. And they are murdering witches and sacrificing their unborn babies in the name of their deadly beliefs.
General Lucas Drake leads a unit of elite vampire warriors known as the Faction, tasked with safeguarding the apprised human population against anything immorally supernatural. So when Lucas gets the call that pregnant women are being murdered in a manner suggesting witchcraft he enlists the help of paranormally -adept DCI Amelia Ellis and her team.
Together they discover a horror with frightening complications involving black magic, death and sacrifice, but to what end? How do they find who is committing such brutal atrocities with no leads and time running out?
About the Author:
Lindsey lives in Derby, England with her partner, Simon and their Bedlington Terrier, Huxley
While she loves to read and write, she also likes to shop for expensive luxuries she likely doesn’t need, with money she definitely does not have! In order to fund her addiction, she works full time as a Recruitment Consultant.
When she isn’t indulging in a spot of retail therapy, she can be found glued to some form of computer playing one ‘shoot ’em up’ game or another! She also likes painting, photography, interior design and psychology.
She is not a complete hermit, though. She also loves to spend time with her family, friends and loved ones doing any number of socially acceptable (most of the time) things.
She is a huge fan of paranormal, thrillers and erotic fiction. And if all three are combined, she is in heaven. Especially when it comes to Alpha males!!!
Microsoft and Barnes & Noble ended a deal in December, 2014, between them. According to numerous reports, B&N has been losing money on their Nook readers for some time, over $1 billion lost since the eReader hit the market. Microsoft entered the picture in an effort to help boost the eBook Nook reader. Now that partnership is over.
What went wrong? My experience with the Nook hasn’t been a bubble fest. When the Nook made its debut, it caught my attention and I purchased it after a really great demonstration by an employee at Barnes & Noble. But, over time, the thing was not used — I am a devout book fan — so the Nook often could be found on a desk covered by clutter, or tucked in a drawer for months. I then got a Kindle, the first generation. It did not impress me but rather than end my relationship with the Kindle readers, I purchased a Kindle Fire. No regrets, no looking back. And the Nook — it remains where it’s left with a dead battery that is charged when it’s found. Why do I prefer the Kindle? Perhaps it’s Amazon’s prices, or that the selection is better because they allow Indie writers to post books on their site and because Amazon, itself, is a publisher. That is not to say the Nook wasn’t a good device to read books, but there were, in my mind, limitations within the Barnes & Noble structure. They are sellers of books, not publishers. Amazon struck gold, IMO, by stretching itself into the publishing world.
If a guess had to be ventured, the end of eBooks formatted for Nooks is not on the horizon. Too many people have these devices and the cry of “foul” would be loud and angry. Then again, it’s been proven large corporations believe in money, profits and are not supportive of customers loyal to their products. Here’s to hoping for the best with respect to those who love the Nook, that they will not be left with a paperweight like those who purchased high definition over blue ray format.
With so few choices left for people to choose from with respect to actual book store chains — I still shed a tear over the loss of Borders — let’s hope this isn’t a smoke screen, that Barnes and Noble is not at the point of, or hovering near, folding. On the other hand, I must be honest about one thing. I can’t recall when I last went inside a Barnes & Noble store. Or that I have plans to. I never connected with that chain and can’t explain why.
A young dragon faces a cooking challenge from his father, but will a family of carnivorous beasts appreciate his gourmet cuisine? Tortellini is a 2,500 word color illustrated children’s book, written on roughly a 4th/5th grade reading level (Lexile score: 840L), but suitable for reading to young children.
About the Author
Lauren Orbison is an independent author residing in Chattanooga, Tennessee with her husband and four ridiculous cats. She is missing a small portion of her 22nd chromosome and offers a $50 reward if you find it. Her mutant superpowers include befriending dragons, writing down her observations, and talking until people’s ears fall off. Tortellini is her first published book, though she plans to have more out shortly.
Author’s website http://www.laurenorbison.com
– Legend, Commander, Hero, Directive, Allies, Foes, Balance, Warrior, Defiant, Emissary, Salvation, Endgame
– Enigma, Nemesis, Vengeance
– Spectre, Outland, Intrepid, Valiant
– Black Nova: Parts 1-6, Hostile Intent: Parts 1 & 2, Prelude To War: Parts 1-3
There is also a prequel series, Operation Chimera, co-written with Matt Cox and published by Curiosity Quills. It is set during the heyday of the Human-Draxx war.
About the Author:
Tony Healey is a best-selling independent author based in the city of Brighton & Hove in the UK. His writing has been published alongside science-fiction legends Harlan Ellison and Alan Dean Foster. He has also had work appear with Piers Anthony, Scott Nicholson and J.R. Rain.
Most of his works are bestsellers, including his smash-hit science-fiction series Far From Home and his gritty fantasy series The Fallen Crown.
Tony is married and has three daughters.
Here is the first edition of Darkness Within Ezine.The creator, Jodie Pierce, has gotten together authors and columnists to bring stories of the paranormal to you. In this edition, my contribution is listed under Lore’s Corner, the topic: Zombies. Here is the link:
Would love for you to check out the link, have a look. This ezine has something for everyone.