Signal Boost: Path of Angels

YA novel by our own Dawn Witzke:

It is year 63 of the New Era. Nacerma has rid itself of society’s ills – homelessness, hunger, suffering and religious differences – becoming a country of peace.

Seventeen-year-old, Aadi, seeks something deeper than the life Nacerma offers. When her former boyfriend, turned priest, asks her to risk her life for her faith, she accepts the meaningful quest.

Mischa Llient is wanted by the Guard and needs to get out of town for awhile. When he’s asked to keep his best friend, Aadi, safe, he jumps at the chance.

Together, their faith and friendship are tested as they face thieves, highwaymen, the Red Guard and their own inner demons as their feelings for one another are revealed. Will their friendship survive the quest? Will they?

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Dawn Witzke is a freelance writer, graphic artist and master level procrastinator. Dawn can be found over at her blog, Books & Art, where she randomly posts artwork, book reviews and writing.http://dawnwitzke.com

Signal Boost: Style Is The Rocket

Yet another fantastic collection of essays on writing by Mr. Superversive himself, Mr. Tom Simon. My husband, John C. Wright, enjoyed this book so much that he read it a second time while we were on vacation last summer.

Fantasy writer, essayist and critic Tom Simon looks at some elements of successful and memorable fiction. What makes a story stand out and grab a reader’s interest, and how does it happen? What kind of imaginative elements are most likely to have enduring appeal? How important is prose style to a good story? In eleven essays, Simon investigates these and other questions, and his researches lead him to some surprising places.

Like all Bondwine books, this title is sold without DRM.

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Signal Boost: Cadáin’s Watch

Today’s signal boost featuers Daniella Bova’s Cadáin’s Watch

Michelle and Jason escaped the wreckage of their beloved hometown and are determined to live free. Though they are hunted by the totalitarian bureaucracy, they vow to resist oppression no matter the cost.

But insidious evil still threatens. Once proud Americans are hopeless and unwilling to fight, making it that much harder for the rebels in their quest for Liberty.

And so, God intervenes, and the angel-warrior Cadáin is sent to watch over those whose spirits are unbroken.

Also, Book 2 in this series, The Notice, will be Free from Wednesday 4/12- Friday 4/14.

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Signal Boost: Superheroes: The Crossover Alliance Anthology V3

New anthology which may be of interest to our readers:

Superheroes: The Crossover Alliance Anthology V3 by [Levigne, Michelle, Norman, Kristin L., Huguenin, Timothy G., Webb, Clayton, Finelli, Jen, Rzasa, Steve, Williams, D.A., Norman, Nathan James, Johnson, Rosemary E., Collings, Adam David, Cowan, JD]

Some pursue heroism, others are thrust into it.

Superheroes. They live among us, some hidden in plain sight, others as well-known celebrities. All carry a burden and a purpose: to destroy the evils of this world and keep the common man safe from harm.

But evil is a strong thread that refuses to be cut. How much sacrifice will be demanded to destroy that which seeks to destroy us, and are there enough heroes to do the job?

Experience a collection of short stories brimming with the struggles of heroism and the dark side of villainy, where real-world content merges with Christian fiction to produce a unique storytelling atmosphere.

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Signal Boost: Rocky Mountain Retribution!

Peter Grant’s Brings the Lighting just won CLFA Book of the Year! Now you can buy the sequel: Rocky Mountain Retribution! 

In the post-Civil War West, the railroads are expanding, the big money men are moving in, and the politicians they are buying make it difficult for a man to stand alone on his own. So, Walt Ames moves his wife, his home and his business from Denver to Pueblo. The railroads are bringing new opportunities to Colorado Territory, and he’s going to take full advantage of them.

Ambushed on their way south, Walt and his men uncover a web of corruption and crime to rival anything in the big city. And rough justice, Western-style, sparks a private war between Walt and some of the most dangerous killers he’s ever encountered, a deadly war in which neither friends nor family are spared.

Across the mountains and valleys of the southern Rocky Mountains, Walt and his men hunt for the ruthless man at the center of the web. Retribution won’t be long delayed… and it cannot be denied.

ROCKY MOUNTAIN RETRIBUTION is the second book in The Ames Archives, the classic Western series that began with BRINGS THE LIGHTNING. Author Peter Grant is a military veteran, a retired pastor, and the author of The Maxwell Saga and The Laredo Trilogy.

Excerpt:

He took out his notebook once more, tore out four pages from the back, and printed carefully in block letters on each one:

HORSE THIEF
MURDERER

He cut a small slit in each page, and eased one over a button on the shirt of the body on the ground; then, as the hanged men’s struggles slowed and ceased, he did the same to each of them. At last they hung still and silent, twisting slowly at the end of their ropes, labeled for what they were.

“What’re you gonna do with their guns, boss?” Sandy asked.
“Keep them, of course.” Walt sounded surprised that he needed to ask.

Signal Boost: Lord Talon’s Revenge

A Comedy of Greed, War, Hatred, Betrayal, and Other Desirable Things

A man with no name, no country, no face, has one simple desire: revenge on the tyrant who robbed him of everything. Just a few small obstacles stand in his way. . . .

Greed: Sagrendus the Golden, Prince of Dragons, has a good business: abduct princess, collect ransom, repeat until rich. He charges extra for taking sides.

War: General Griffin, ogre mercenary, always fights for his client — even if there is nobody to fight against.

Hatred: Princess Jacinth hates the man she will have to marry — whoever he is. She also hates kings, rescuers, men, women, and especially porcelain dolls.

Betrayal: What keeps King Talvos on the throne of Ilberion? He’s better at double-crossing than anyone who double-crosses him.

And then there is one young fool with a sword, who still believes in heroes. Revenge is about to get a lot more complicated.

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Signal Boost: Writing Down the Dragon

Another in our series of posts about the books of essayist extraordinaire, Mr. Superversive*, himself!

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‘This book is not for the Wise, but for my fellow beginners in the craft of Fantasy, who are trying to learn some of the master’s techniques and want to compare notes.’ — From the introduction

There are shelves full of books about the works of J. R. R. Tolkien, most written from the perspective of academics and literary critics. Here is one from the point of view of the working fantasy writer. How did Tolkien produce his effects, and what can we learn from his methods? In this collection, Tom Simon investigates topics from the uses of archaic language to the moral philosophy of Orcs.

The book contains eleven essays on Tolkien:

The Riddles of the Wise
The Tolkien Method
The Rhetoric of Middle-earth
Frodo’s Vaunt
The Method and the Morgoth
What Is Elf?
The Terminal Orc
Writing Down the Dragon
Moorcock, Saruman, and the Dragon’s Tail
The Abyss and the Critics
Lost Tales, Unattained Vistas

Some of these pieces have previously appeared on the author’s website in slightly different forms.

For more of Tom Simon’s writings, visit his blog.

* — For those who do not know the history of Superversive, Tom Simon is the one introduced the term Superversive to the rest of us.