The Unraveling of the Past
Reverse Chronicles, Book One
Author: Jonas Park
Genre: Time Travel/Alternate History/Fantasy
Length: Short novel
Price: 2.99 USD
Cover art: Jonas Park
In a realm between life and death, in a place that human beings have no idea exists, is the Time Continent. Unbeknownst to humankind, the Time Continent is where a select group of disembodied souls spend their afterlife, dictating the course of human events throughout history. It is the inhabitants of the Time Continent who are responsible over much of the lives and deaths on Earth…
One such soul, Pastool Logan, once powerful committee head of Past Events, stands trial. In an act of desperation to find out who he was and where he came from while alive, Logan broke protocol, causing the deaths of hundreds and has been condemned to eternity in a Time Dungeon. When a dear friend visits him in the dungeon, Logan recounts the course of events that led up to his crime and draws his friend into a world of deception, violence, beauty and miraculous connections in his search for identity. Little does he know that one mysterious woman holds the answers he seeks.
Reverse Chronicles is an exploration of the deepest connections between human beings and of the harrowing issue that plagues all humanity, from the mightiest nation down to the smallest individual: the issue of power over weakness and the struggle to define what real strength truly is. Read an excerpt/Buy e-book
Author: David Gonzalez
Series: Boys Club, Book One
Genre: Noir, LGBT, Social Issues
Word count: 46329
e-book page count: 99
price: 2.99 USD
Cover art: Melody Pond
From filmmaker and author, David Gonzalez, director of the award-winning short film, “The Choice is Yours,” comes the first volume in his Boys Club series, now in English.
When Adrian is seventeen, his younger brother Max is kidnapped from their home. A masked stranger knocks Adrian unconscious as he tries to save his brother. Life goes from difficult but relatively normal to nightmarish overnight. Adrian’s only driving need is to find Max who, he learns, has been trafficked. Into the horrors of sex slavery where perverted clients can fulfill their most lurid, exploitive fantasies with beautiful young men who are helpless to stop them. Adrian must find Max before it’s too late. The odyssey into darkness has just begun…
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Cries of the Forgotten
A Murder Mystery of Postapartheid South Africa
Author: Percy Makhuba
Genre: Murder mystery; Paranormal
Price: 0.99 USD
Cover art: Louca Matheo
John Burdett, internationally best-selling mystery author of Bangkok 8 (Sonchai Jitpleecheep Series), The Last Six Million Seconds and A Personal History of Thirst calls Cries of the Forgotten, “A moving insight into Zulu shamanism and Christian forgiveness in today’s troubled South Africa.”
From a new, powerful voice in the post-apartheid South African canon of authors, comes Cries of the Forgotten, a murder mystery that explores the scars left by the inner war of a nation.
A seemingly ordinary man with an extraordinary secret…
One day, Tshepo Nonyane, a mild-mannered government statistician walks into the Johannesburg Metro Police Department and confesses to the brutal rapes and murders of several women. He describes his crimes in grisly detail, even as his clean-cut, sincere appearance completely belies the violent man he claims to be.
As Detective Eloff Mueller and her police partner, Joseph Langa, investigate Nonyane’s horrifying confessions, they find themselves pulled into a world where appearance and reality are blurred beyond recognition. They could never have prepared for what is uncovered along with the skeletons of the long-dead and forgotten victims of South Africa’s epidemic violence against women.
Tshepo, the son of one of the country’s most powerful sangomas (medicine men), has long-denied his heritage and believes he has gone mad from refusing to follow his ancestral calling. His madness has led him to murder and brutality…or so he believes. Along with the visions of his unthinkable crimes, the act of confession opens up long-forgotten wounds and secrets he has been keeping from himself. Unlocking the depths of his soul leads to consequences he, and everyone else in his beloved South Africa, could never have imagined in a million lifetimes.
Part murder mystery, part social statement and part spiritual journey, Cries of the Forgotten is one man’s odyssey to protect and heal the nation he loves from its self-inflicted wounds. With a cast of characters who yearn for justice in a nation where men and women have long been at war against themselves and each other, Cries of the Forgotten explores the pressing question of what it will take for the violence to end, once and for all.
Author: John Burdett
Genre: Dark comedy; Short stories; Noir
Length: Short story
Word count: 3237
e-book page count: 13
Price: 0.99 USD
Cover art: Louca Matheo
Doing very bad things for very good reasons…
A noir short story from John Burdett, international best-selling author of The Bangkok Asset, the most recent novel in the critically-acclaimed Bangkok mystery series.
Sheriff Jack Gatt is the least eligible (read: least desirable) bachelor in Etowah County, Alabama, especially to Medical Examiner Bethany Lee Brown, who has done all she can to avoid his slobbering desire for her. That is, until he makes her a proposal…or two…she really can’t refuse. What is it that has Bethany shift in an instant from repulsion for the unshaven, lout Gatt to irresistible lust for him and…a darkly odd partnership that neither of them could resist if their very lives and careers depended on it? Read an excerpt
In The Master’s Eyes
Author: Sedonia Jacobs
Genre: Fiction; Spirituality
Length: Short story
Cover design: Sue Swift
Photograph courtesy of the Ramana Maharshi Ashrama
Lakshmi the cow lived at the Ramana Maharshi ashram at the base of the holy mountain Arunachala. Believed to be the reincarnation of one of Sri Bhagavan’s most devoted disciples, Lakshmi was noted for her human-like attachment to the sage who held a special affection for her in return. It is said that at the moment of Lakshmi’s death, Ramana Maharshi helped her to attain her final “Samadhi” so that she realized the truth of the one Self. Told from Lakshmi’s point of view, In the Master’s Eyes is the author’s heartfelt tribute to this most poignant relationship in human existence – that of spiritual aspirant to his or her guru. Buy e-book|Read an excerpt
The Sushi Chef (A Novel)
Author: David De Bacco
Genre: LGBT; Contemporary Fiction
ebook MSRP: 7.79
You pay: 5.79
“In order to receive love, we must first love ourselves.” Every self-help book on love and relationship tells us this basic principle. Intellectually we know it’s true, but what happens when one man embraces it with his heart and soul, attempting to make it a real, living force in his life? This first novel by acclaimed West Hollywood food columnist and restauranteur, David De Bacco, has the power to touch lives. Sometimes it’s not about the…More