This Saturday I’m taking part in the Stacking the Shelves Book Meme hosted by Tynga’s Reviews. Stacking the Shelves is about sharing books that you are adding to your to read list and can be paperbacks, hardbacks, ebooks or books you’ve borrowed from the library or friends. You can find out more about Stacking the Shelves and how to join in here.
I have so many books to choose from but here’s a selection of the ones that I have added to my to read list this week.
WIP: Demon’s Blood Sequel
My current work in progress is the sequel to my debut novel Demon’s Blood. Determined to save his lover from the demon Kurai’s possession, Thane returns to Japan and begins his search for Takata Koji; Taku’s sire and the only vampire who has the knowledge to save him.
Demon’s Blood was my debut novel and was originally written for the NaNoWriMo challenge.
Demon’s Blood Excerpt:
Purchase Link: Amazon: US / UK
Perfect World series
Perfect World began life as a side project to my novel Demon’s Blood which I was writing at the time. My preferred method of writing is to have a couple of projects on the go at once, this helps prevent me from getting writer’s block and if I do get it I can jump from one to another rather than not get any writing done at all. To begin with it was meant to be a standalone novel, but as I began to write it started to take on a life of its own and became the Perfect World series.
There are many themes running throughout the series. There are warnings over the manipulation of human genetics, the impact of climate change and what isolation can do to a nation. There is also the developing relationship between protagonist Eric Rawlins and Book 1 antagonist Adam Larimore. Eric worries that Adam is only using him whilst Adam, recognising that his feelings for Eric are genuine, fears that they’ll get in the way of his plans for revenge.
Today I’m the Featured Author on the Navigating Indie World Facebook group! Over the next couple of hours I will be sharing some posts there about me, my novels and also a giveaway! Please do join in if you can! I will also be using my blog for some of my larger posts so keep checking back here too 🙂
Title: Escaping Exile
Series: The Escape Trilogy, Book One
Author: Sara Dobie Bauer
Publisher: NineStar Press
Release Date: August 13, 2018
Heat Level: 3 – Some Sex
Genre: Paranormal, paranormal, historical, vampires, cannibals, gay, bisexual
Andrew is a vampire from New Orleans, exiled to a tropical island in the 1800s as punishment for his human bloodlust. During a storm, a ship crashes off shore. After rescuing a sailor from the cannibals native to the land, Andrew becomes fascinated with his brilliant, beautiful new companion, Edmund.
Edmund is a British naturalist who has sailed the world seeking new species. Intrigued by creatures that might kill him, immortal Andrew is this scientist’s dream-but so is making his way back home. Edmund will fight to survive, even while wrapped in the arms of a monster.
As light touches and laughter turn to something much more passionate, the cannibals creep ever closer to Edmund. Can the ancient vampire keep his human alive long enough to escape exile and explore their newfound love, or will Andrew’s bloodlust seal his own doom?
The Loss (Zombie Ocean 4) by Michael John Grist
A riveting zombie thriller like you’ve never read before.
Ten years after the zombie apocalypse destroyed civilization, ‘Last Mayor of America’ Amo faces the loss of everything he’s built.
He wants to be a good man. He wants to save his people. But what is good, and who are his people any more?
Now the demon is coming.
He will save or break the world.
‘The Stand’ meets the zombie apocalypse, packed with gore, twists and heart-stopping chills.
Where to Buy: Amazon.com
Goodreads: The Loss
Rating: 5 stars
*I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review*
The Loss is the fourth novel in the Zombie Ocean series. Set ten years after the zombie apocalypse that destroyed most of Earth’s human population, Amo and the other survivors face a new threat that could well be the end of them all.
I really enjoyed returning to Michael John Grist’s Zombie Ocean series. Ten years have passed in the series since the third novel and the survivors have been doing their best to rebuild New LA. Characters have grown and changed, gone from strength to strength and it was great to see just how even the minor players had developed. The action is as fast-paced as ever and the description used does a terrific job of immersing you into the world that the author has created. I very much liked how the zombies are still an integral part of the story and were not side-lined in the face of the new threat.
The Loss is an excellent continuation to the series and I very much look forward to reading the fifth novel.
Publication date: January 12th 2018
Genres: Adult, Horror, Psychological Thriller
The debut psychological-horror novel from author Marty Thornley is a page-turning ride, a front row seat to a clinical trial gone horribly wrong.
For Greg Owens, this was supposed to be a chance to end years of back pain and escape his reliance on pain pills. If it all worked out, he could maybe even get back the life he left behind as the pills took control.
Instead, as the patients are cured of their physical pain, they encounter a different sort of pain building inside them – obsessive thoughts, depression, self-destruction. The side-effects grow worse, and the suspense ratchets tighter. The patients want answers and violent revenge, setting them on a collision course with a crazed doctor, determined to protect his life’s obsession.
What readers are saying…
“…most definitely a recommended read, though it’s probably not the best choice for those with a weak stomach.”
“Gruesome and twisted. Awesome!!!”
“OMG this book. Holy heck the gruesome descriptions of blood and gore and guts was SO RAD. I found myself cringing and fidgeting and yes, even feeling a bit nauseous in some spots – but totally in a GOOD WAY! Painless was exactly what I wanted in a super-unique, creepy, shocking horror-thriller.”
Goodreads / Amazon