Stuff You Should Read

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John McGuire’s The Gilded Age


The Gilded Age by John McGuire

1877. The full dawn of Industrial Revolution has collided with the twilight of the age of magic and alchemy, leading to a most curious progeny: self-aware clockwork men. Man-made machines, with clockwork gears and steam-powered joints, serve man even as the followers of the old ways continue to nurse growing resentment of these new creations. Their continued development and growing self-awareness have pushed society to form the Mechanical Movement. This organization, led by Pope Engineer III, sees these creatures as little more than complex machinery geared toward particular tasks. In their view, any human who would defile their bodies with metal parts should no longer have any place amongst the purebloods. Opposing them are the Protechnicals, who push for coexistence with and equal rights for both the mechanical beings and the humans who have “polluted” their bodies with artificial limbs.

 

 

Trying to find its own way in this world, the Branning Troupe, made up of actors and carnival folk, moves throughout Europe performing its acts night in and night out. For some, the Troupe offers a direction to their lives; others seek the adoration of the crowds. For all, it represents a fragile, simple refuge from a world which has cast them out. They are a new family. And each member has their own desires and secrets…

 


101 Questions for Humanity – The only book you’ll ever need on your coffee table


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101-Questions-for-Humanity-333x500 101 Questions for Humanity – The supreme coffee table book for armchair philosophers. Designed to provoke, question, and challenge. Crack the cover open during big parties, small gatherings, or lonely nights on the couch. Once you taste one question, you’ll want to devour them all! Start answering questions right here.

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Eaters of the Light


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Darkness Between the Stars

Little Joff…always dreaming of the stars.
He knows something is out there, but he’s not sure what it is.
Because there IS something out there.
And one day, after all the dreams of his childhood fade, Joff will sit on a ship as it spirals through the void.
Alone.
With all the time in the world to count the stars.
And measure the darkness growing between them.

A free preview of Darkness Between the Stars is here.

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J Edward’s Shadow of Forever.

No one believes Joff Armstrong. No one understands the coming darkness. As humanity’s twilight nears, he will steal his way into the stars, one man against legions of star-killing undead.  Shadow of Forever is the sequel to sci-fi novel, Darkness Between the Stars.

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Eaters of the Light – Book 3 in the trilogy – Having waged war against the vampiric Strigoi for nearly a thousand years, the immortal Callista Lightbringer searches for a way to end the bitter conflict.

Read the first chapter here.

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A Door Never Dreamed Of


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A Door Never Dreamed Of – A thousand years from today, nearly all of humanity is jacked-In. We sleep, connected to machines, dreaming our lives away. For most people, it’s the perfect life. But for the few who never jacked-In, it’s exile. When the Door opens, two sides of humanity will meet…and only one way of life will survive. A free preview is here.

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Bouncing Between Bottles


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A Bounce Between Bottles – Write tipsy, edit sober! A compilation of Reality is Best Served with Red Wine AND Life & Dark Liquor, J Edward continues his true-life tales with a different bottle and philosophical topic in every chapter.

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Tyrants of the Dead


Soul Orb DDP Cover Slightly Brighter Down the Dark Path is book one in J Edward Neill’s Tyrants of the Dead trilogy. When a young woman leaves home in search of a better life, she plunges into a world-ending war. The deeper she falls, the more she senses dark powers rising within her, and the more she realizes she is not so different than the enemy.

For a free preview, go here.

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Dark Moon Daughter New Kindle Cover The chilling Dark Moon Daughter is book two in the Tyrants of the Dead trilogy. Three years have passed since the Furyon war, but the memories of her time in Malog haunt Andelusia every night. When an emissary from a distant land arrives in Graehelm to beg her aid, she sees a chance to uncover the meaning of her inner darkness…and learn the source of her unnatural powers. A free preview is here.

 

 

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NetherKingdomWebLg-331x500 Nether KingdomBook three in the Tyrants of the Dead trilogy. At the world’s edge, Andelusia awakens to the terrible realization that all her dreams have come to nothing. When the shadows in her heart cause the seasons to change and deadly storms to sweep across Thillria, she knows what will come. The Black Moon will descend. Grimwain will return. The Ur will rebuild their haunted civilization atop humanity’s graveyard. Unless she alone wages war against the nether kingdom, the world will burn. A free preview is here.

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At last, the epic tale is available in a single volume. From the desolate landscapes of Furyon to the rain-rattled fields of far and deadly Thillria, Tyrants of the Dead – The Complete Collection follows the heroes and villains of the mighty saga to the climactic end. Includes all three fantasy novels – Down the Dark Path, Dark Moon Daughter, and Nether Kingdom.

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12 3 4 Also available… The massive epic Down the Dark Path (Book One in the Tyrants of the Dead series) broken into four mini softcover novellas. At 200 pages each, these new editions are lighter and easier to consume than the original epic. Plus they ship with sexy matte black covers. Now it’s easier than ever to start your journey Down the Dark Path.

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Hollow Empire 


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In the aftermath of a horrific plague, the nation of Vhur teeters on utter annihilation. Its cities lie in ruin. Its king hides in his tower. Its people rot in their graves. Surrounded by death and suffering, four survivors struggle to live their separate lives. But the lords of Vhur have different plans in mind for them. For soon must come the Night of Knives. (Complete Season One – Episodes 1-6)
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Lys & the Heart Stopper (Episode 7) – Imprisoned as a little girl, Lys awakens in the world’s lowest prison. She’s to become a concubine to a faceless noble in a land far from her native home. But when fate intervenes, she seizes her only chance at freedom. She means to cross the wasteland of Vhur, in which the diseased Iritul have hunted humanity near to extinction.
No distance is too great.
She’ll do anything to rescue her friend.
Even if it means a confrontation with the deadliest man alive – The Heart Stopper.

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Nadya the Deathless (Episode 8) She’s mother to a slain child. She’s hunted across the wasteland. She’s feared, beloved, and she’s immortal. When the red & black armies come for Nadya, they have no idea what awaits them…

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The Hecatomb



 

The Hecatomb.  In a realm where one person vanishes every single night, humanity must find the cause or be extinguished forever. The Hecatomb is four terrifying stories set in the same world, including Old Man of Tessera, Let the Bodies, The Skeleton Sculptor, and the horrifying Circle Macabre. The catch: readers must decide in which order the stories happen…

A free preview is right here.

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Coffee Table Philosophy


 

It’s not just about the questions anymore. It’s about how deep you’re willing to go.

The Coffee Table Philosophy series is 15 books (and counting.) Each book includes at least 101 questions and situations that will challenge your morals, ethics, and humanity.

Topics include friendship, dating, single parenting, hard philosophy, soft philosophy, love, politics, science, and much, much more!

The conversation begins now…

 

 

 

 

Sci-Fi, Medieval Operas, & Anthologies


 

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UnCommon Evil – A Collection of Nightmares, Demonic Creatures, and Unimaginable Horrors – It’s twenty tales by twenty different horror specialists. J Edward’s tale – Let the Bodies – appears herein.

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Machina Obscurum – A Collection of Shadows. This dark anthology includes works by nine authors and contains more than 20 short stories. No matter what whets your appetite: sci-fi, horror, dark fantasy, or just straight-up hard & dark fiction, you’ll get all you can handle. With contributions by River Fairchild, Chad J Shonk, John R McGuire, Robert Jeffrey II…and more.

 

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SleepersImageForBlogging The Sleepers is J Edward’s latest sci-fi/horror short story. In the far distant future, a privileged young man dreams of traveling into deep space. But when his family asks him to perform a terrible act of vengeance, the world he knows crumbles around him.

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Chad J. Shonk


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Truth. Lies. Whatever… Dakota Skye (Eileen Boylan) has a super power. She is cursed with the ability to see the truth in any lie she hears. Now seventeen, Dakota has become apathetic towards life – until Jonah (Ian Nelson) arrives and shows her there’s more to the world than just lies. If only he wasn’t best friends with her boyfriend (J.B. Ghuman Jr.).

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Proxy by Chad J Shonk

A once-prominent American scientist is murdered on the cobblestone streets, dying in the arms of her husband of eighty-five years. The killer disappears into the night. On his trail is Virata Das. Exiled from her home, trapped working for criminals, she is desperate and dangerous, propelled by grief, driven by her memories of the dead. She will stop at nothing to have her revenge. But the grief she feels is not her own. The memories are not from her life. The vengeance she seeks is not her vengeance…

… she is just a proxy

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The Dark That Follows by John R McGuire

A disgraced former cop who possesses the ability to see the future… A college student whose life has become entangled in black magic… A girlfriend who is no longer sure who to trust… And a vision of the future, which shows only the darkness of the void… With a touch, Jason Mills’ mind is flooded with images of what may come. Am I going to fall in love… am I going to be rich… am I going to get that promotion… Until the reading that shows him absolute nothingness. Drawn into a web of secret societies, Black Masses, and beings of immense power, Jason races to determine the truth behind his visions in order to save the future from being wiped out completely.

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*Robert Jeffrey – Route 3 & other Fiction


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Sean Anderson’s greatest concern right now is surviving 10th grade. He has no idea that a series of events which began on a Virginia plantation in 1690, will lead him to gain the absolute power to set a fractured world on the right course.

That is, if he can survive 1st period.

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ROUTE32COVERA series of nerve-wracking nightmares continue to plague Sean.

His murder has been contracted to one of the city’s roughest gangs by a sinister benefactor.

A shadowy individual is stalking him.

And most of all, he’s got a date with one of the most awesome girls at his high school and he’s feeling sorely unprepared.

By the end of this arc, questions will be answered, nerves tested and a hero will rise… if he survives Route 3.

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RFA1COVERSet in 2020, Radio Free Amerika chronicles the story of DJ Mose B., a young African-American man living in a refugee camp along the Canadian border following the overthrow of the United States government by a coalition of communist and Arab nations.

“It’s Red Dawn meets The Wire. World War III from an urban perspective,” said creator B. Robert Bell. “After five years of occupation, the exiled U.S. forces are preparing to stage a second revolution. Mose operates a pirate radio operation, RADIO FREE AMERIKA, and passes information to the few remaining pockets of resistance fighters via the hip hop tracks he spins. He’s a young guy from Philly, completely out of his element, but doing what it takes to survive and help the cause.”

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RFA2COVERGlyph Award Nominated for Best Male Character in a Comic Book: Moses, RADIO FREE AMERIKA; created by B. Robert Bell, writer and penciller, Robert Jeffrey II, co-writer & Rising Star Award: B. Robert Bell & Robert Jeffrey II

As the war wages, Mose B finds himself presented with an important mission, which could possibly turn the tide for the embattled American forces. Will he and his team accept the call to arms? Can they be the change needed in an ever-grinding war? See how the chips fall in issue 2…

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After the Russians began signal jamming, Dj Mose B and a small team were tasked with the mission to establish small net­work of basement studios for the production and distribution of the Radio Free Amerika broadcast via mix tape. Now the team has entered war-torn Philadelphia. They must establish contact with the de-facto resistance leader, Moreno to begin the mission.

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