Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Abraham's Bones
by Joe Prentis

"A routine negotiation session turns into an intricate web of murder, terror and doubt!"

As political conditions in the Middle East continue to deteriorate, archaeologists John Christopher and Julia Siedman seem to be the perfect candidates for high-level positions within the State Department in Washington, D.C. They have spent many years in Israel, speak the languages of the area, and are personally acquainted with many of the area’s leaders. During the next four years, they are actively involved in trying to preserve the fragile peace in the troubled region. When Julia suddenly breaks her engagement with Christopher as the result of a personal disagreement, he resigns his position with the State Department and returns to Israel and the work he loves so passionately. Now, a year later, the prospect of war is looming ominously, and government officials worry that everything they have accomplished in recent years will go careening hopelessly out of control.

While in Rome to attend an archaeological symposium, high ranking officials in the Vatican offer Christopher a position as Ambassador to the Middle East in the hope that he can bring the reluctant delegates back to the bargaining table. Politicians in Washington send Julia to assist him in this desperate bid for a lasting peace.

Before leaving Rome, representatives from three different groups with questionable motives, approach Christopher asking for his help and support. Dr. Rosen, a specialist in DNA research, heads the first group. He is convinced that radical elements in the Israeli army are intending to take control of the ancient temple complex in Jerusalem, now under the control of the Palestinian Authority. Andre Havran, who represents a multinational investment organization, wants to know why a terrorists group is monitoring Christopher’s every move. Keith Maitland, a desperate and unprincipled reporter, is convinced that a shadowy and secret organization controls the governments of the world by directing the decisions of elected officials.

Arriving back in Israel, Christopher discovers that what he thought would be just another routine negotiation session, is quickly deteriorating into chaos as various political groups fight for political supremacy— and if all of this is not trouble enough, Christopher has reasons to believe that Keith Maitland’s demented ramblings are frighteningly accurate.

Available at Amazon.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Transforming Realities
by R. L. Copple

The Reality Series is growing!

It all started with one short story called "Steamy Realities." Ideas arose for a series of short stories that were picked up by The Sword Review. The magazine publisher was interested in putting the stories into a novella, and it was so. Infinite Realities was born.

But, it didn't stop there! R. L. Copple wrote a novel-length sequel to Infinite Realities called Transforming Realities.

When Sisko refuses the demon Beltrid's request to use his miracle-producing ring for selfish purposes, Sisko's world is turned upside down. Trapping Sisko's wife, Gabrielle, inside the "Crystal of Virtues," Beltrid sends Sisko and his two teenage children, Nathan and Kaylee, on a journey to find seven virtues that will free her. Simple? Not when a demon is involved. The trip takes several twists and turns leading to a showdown at the steam house where it all started. They discover that the reality of the ring transcends healing sicknesses—they discover a transforming reality.

Available in paperback and Ebook format from the Author's store and Amazon.

But hold on…that's not all! R. L. Copple is currently working on the final installment of The Reality Series, to come out in early 2010. You don't want to miss this one!

Friday, April 3, 2009

Magic, Mensa & Mahem
by Karina Fabian

From the Case Files of Dragon Eye, PI

“Wisdom of the Ages, Knowledge of Eternity, and I end up a babysitter at the Smart Humans' Convention.” —Vern

It should have been a cushy job: Vern, the dragon detective, and his partner, the mage Sister Grace, are given an all-expense paid trip to Florida to chaperone a group of Magicals at a Mensa convention. Then the pixies start pranking, the Valkyrie starts vamping and a dwarf goes to Billy Beaver's Fantasyland hoping to be "discovered." Environmentalists protest Vern's "disrupting the ecosystem," while clueless tourists think he's animatronic. When the elves get high on artificial flavorings and declare war on Florida, it turns into the toughest case they aren't getting paid for. Based loosely on the award-winning serial mystery, Magic, Mensa and Mayhem will keep you laughing wherever you rank on the IQ scale.

Available from Amazon, and for Kindle, as well as direct from the publisher, Swimming Kangaroo Books. Contact Karina Fabian for an autographed bookplate.

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