Christine Hughes Announces New Release

TORN by Christine HughesAuthor Christine Hughes is pleased to announce the release of her new young adult paranormal book, Torn.

With the sudden, mysterious death of her father, Samantha discovers her life isn’t what it seems. She isn’t the normal teenage girl she thought she was and must now take her father’s place in the fight between two groups of fallen angels, the Faithful and the Exiled. While dealing with a devastating betrayal—and having feelings for someone she’s forbidden to love—Sam must fight the growing darkness within her as she struggles to make a choice between fighting alongside the Faithful or succumbing to the temptation of the Exiled. Both require sacrifices Sam isn’t sure she can make.

Torn was released on June 9, 2012 by Black Opal Books. It is available from, Smashwords, and Barnes & Noble.

Sneak Peek: Outside of Space by Timothy Burns

Today, we feature a sneak peek of Timothy Burns’ science fiction novel, Outside of Space.
In the depths of interstellar space, the ancient mile-long starship Zaspar’s Pride encounters a massive and enigmatic alien artifact. What could have constructed an object larger than the average star, and more importantly, why? Tobar Rus, the technician whose blunder causes the Pride to become stranded far beyond any hope of rescue, must find out if he and his crew-mates are ever to leave. Outside of Space is available from

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The feedback we received on the new super-duper comment system was overwhelmingly negative. It was
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After careful consideration and much rending of garments, we have decided to return to the previous comment system. We had hoped to bring new interactive dimensions to the commenting system, but there were simply too many hurdles for commenters to clear. Thanks to everyone who participated and provided us with input.

Book Brief: The Dragon Gem

The Dragon Gem
by Brian Beam
142,000 words

With nothing to go on but a vague dream which may or may not be memory, Korinalis Karell has traveled Amirand for three years in search of his birth parents. With a magical Contract to fund his journey and a magic talking wizard cat named Max to keep him out of trouble, Korin has made his way through the world with no success in finding them.

However, what starts out as a seemingly simple Contract job to find a stolen gem for a count quickly turns into a fight for survival that brings about revelations about Korin’s life that turn his world inside-out and upside-down.

With the aid of a mediocre wizard who happens to be the daughter of the most powerful wizard in Amirand, a chatterbox Kolarin, and Max, Korin sets out to discover the secrets of his past so that he may live to see his future.

This is a firsthand account of Korin’s journey as he chases down thieves, is chased down by a dragon and gods-forsaken creatures of death, and finds out that life just never seems to get easier.

This title is available from Amazon and Barnes and Noble. Continue reading “Book Brief: The Dragon Gem”