Epic Fantasy, Sci-fi Thriller – Black Mirrors of the Soul

Black Mirrors of the SoulBlack Mirrors of the Soul
By Charles W. McDonald Jr.
Publisher: A Throne of Souls
Published: April 2017
ASIN: B06Y5YT2C4
Genre: Epic Fantasy, Fantasy, SciFi, Sci-Fi, Sci-Fi Thriller, Speculative Fiction, Paranormal, Magical Realism, Military Fiction, Military, War & Military, Crossover, Thriller, Cerebral Thriller, Fiction, High Fantasy
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“We, the seeds of Humanity, are all the descendants of hardened criminals, fighting to survive the unmaking of A Throne of Souls.

Magic and technology have already met on a world far more advanced than our own only to dispense their most dangerous and hardened criminals, for magic has been outlawed.  Their descendants—us, here on Earth, along with the rest of Humanity—are now left to grapple with a Creation undone at the hands of an outlaw mage whose Master Plan affects the seeds of Humanity throughout the known Universe.  This outlaw—this Dark Knight of Magic—must accumulate immeasurable power to thwart the fork of consequences that brought forth the making of A Throne of Souls.  This story, this execution of his Master Plan originating centuries into the past, begins and ends with a triad of pivotal relationships and evolves through his understanding of his own soul.  Within the Master Plan, the dichotomy between hate and hope, across a landscape far beyond epic, is illustrated through vibrant characters developed over two-and-a-half decades.

While Black Mirrors of the Soul is the second installment in the series A Throne of Souls, it illustrates much of the beginning of the story, especially the back-story of The Cauldron of Hate that forged Damon. This is where you’ll read, see, and feel the fuel for the Fork of Consequences. This is the gut-wrenching, emotional journey that will have you screaming, crying, and cheering for more.  From the Monuments of Creation to the Seeds of Humanity to the making of A Throne of Souls, there are plot-lines and clues everywhere in this intricate mosaic for you to unravel.

I think my Proofreader summed it up best when she said, “I’m still trying to pick up the pieces of my emotions you just scattered all over the room.”

A Note from the Author:  This thought-provoking, epic, and cerebral thriller breaks all the rules crossing over Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Fiction, and Military-Fiction genres but as you start reading A Throne of Souls, it will become apparent why those rules had to be broken to tell this multi-world story of Humanity and Creation.  My goal in delivering this product to you was to be worthy of this inimitable story in the way that I tell it—to bring it to you in my voice, but to do so beautifully, elegantly, and intelligently.  There are several things that make this story unique including a flex-style narrative that changes with the scene and technology level available to those characters, a multi-perspective view within given scenes illustrating impactful moments upon a 360-degree axis, and a voice that is more consistent with real-world application.  Is it magical realism?  Sort of!  Is it complex?  Oh yeah!!  Think of it like a large mosaic with nuanced clues of information and disinformation that by themselves might appear to be something you recognize thought might not make sense, but when assembled with other clues provide shocking answers to questions you may never have considered.  It’s going to require a little effort for you to figure out what’s going on, but the plus side of that equation is that you’re in for a big surprise.

Now, if you’re used to stories that are your traditional ‘good’ vs ‘evil,’ single protagonist saves the world type of story, this isn’t that!  My protagonists are not always ‘good,’ and my antagonists are not always ‘bad.’  I believe characters should reflect the real-world, with real thoughts, emotions, and agendas.  I wanted to bring something entirely different to the market and this is about as different as literary fiction gets.  If it’s been a long time since you’ve read something that made you cry, scream, laugh, or cheer out loud, then A Throne of Souls was written for you.  Those are the kind of stories I like to read, and that’s why I wrote A Throne of Souls.  Please enjoy it with all my best hopes and wishes. – Charles W. McDonald Jr.”

 

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Sci-fi/Space Opera – A Jack By Any Other Name

A Jack By Any Other NameA Jack By Any Other Name
By Lesley L. Smith
Publisher: Quarky Media
Published: April 2017
ISBN: 978-0997313130  (print)
ISBN: 978-0997313123 (ebook)
ASIN: B01MR3QV6Z
Genre: Science Fiction, Space Opera
Formats Available For Review: pdf, mobi, epub

When interstellar singer spy Jack Jones has to solve his own murder on The Shakespeare things do not go smoothly.

First his clone body loses thirty years of memories, and then it starts experiencing strange urges and abilities. As he investigates he discovers brigands, space pirates and a secret faster-than-light drive, which could push the galaxy into war.

He would sing a song, solve the mystery, and save the day –if only he could remember how.

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Dystopian/Science Fiction – Kat Cubed

Kat CubedKat Cubed
By Lesley L. Smith
Publisher: Quarky Media
ISBN: 978-0986135064  (print)
ISBN: 978-0986135071 (ebook)
ASIN: B01HYT6242
Genre: Science Fiction, Dystopian
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How much does your world affect who you are?

In Kat Garcia’s world only the Rocky Mountains are above sea level and the sun is hot enough to kill. She goes through a mysterious window seeking weapons to keep her friends safe from the remnants of the decayed government.

In Kaitlin Garcia’s world the Unified States is constantly bombarded by severe storms. She goes through a mysterious portal to implement her climate mitigation strategy before her world becomes uninhabitable.

In Katherine Garcia’s world only draconian government control over the citizens has kept the droughts, floods, and diseases from killing everyone. She goes through a mysterious portal seeking nuclear fusion to throw off the oppressive governmental yoke.

When the actions of the three Kats start to destroy the universes, can they join forces and save them?

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Time Travel Sci-fi – Temporal Dreams

Temporal DreamsTemporal Dreams
By Lesley L. Smith
Publisher: Quarky Media
ISBN: 978-0986135002(print)
ISBN: 978-0986135019 (ebook)
ASIN: B01F1HBPTG
Genre: Science Fiction, Time Travel
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What if Dreamtime is real?

In Boulder, Colorado college student and former foster-kid Kairi Johnson’s dream is to start a family of her own but, instead, she ends up trapped twenty years in her past. She discovers she can time-travel but it’s not as simple as it first appears. Each successive time trip results in more and more people getting hurt: she loses her fiance and her best friend and discovers she’s the reason for her parents’ deaths. All seems lost until she meets a fascinating stranger, Kyle. Perhaps, he’s not a stranger at all?

In Sydney, Australia twenty-five-year-old Kyle Barada is heir to his clan’s Time Travel business. When his dad dies under suspicious circumstances, Kyle vows to find out what happened to him. He discovers a mysterious relative has been working against him, secretly foiling him at every turn. All seems lost until he tracks down missing clan member, Kairi.

Can Kairi and Kyle time-travel together and save everyone they love?

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Science Fiction – Reality Alternatives

Reality AlternativesReality Alternatives
By Lesley L. Smith
Publisher: Quarky Media
ISBN: 978-0986135088 (print)
ISBN: 978-0986135095 (ebook)
ASIN: B01G9KN3BW
Genre: Science Fiction
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What would you do if you found your perfect life?

When lonely physicist Chloe Carsen discovers a parallel world she becomes addicted to her life there with a perfect family and a perfect career. She doesn’t even care that her physical body in the real world is wasting away. But, then, in the alternative world her ideal life begins to fall apart. Her anti-gravity experiment unleashes a government manhunt for her and her family; they’ll do anything to get their hands on her tech. The lives of Chloe’s alternative-world husband and sons are endangered.

Chloe is torn away from them as her real-world brother finds her on the verge of death and destroys her equipment. Heartbroken and torn between two worlds, Chloe pushes her scientific expertise to the limit to find a way to reconcile her two lives. Can the husband and sons be saved? Can she build a life for herself in the real world?

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Sci-fi Murder Mystery – Quantum Murder

Quantum MurderQuantum Murder
By Lesley L. Smith
Publisher: Quarky Media
ISBN: 978-0986135040 (print)
ISBN: 978-0986135057 (ebook)
ASIN: B01GZ8YDPS
Genre: Science Fiction, Sci-fi Murder Mystery
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Can Quantum Mechanics kill?

When someone’s murdered, seemingly via her discovery, physicist Madison Martin knows it’s her responsibility to bring the killer to justice.

Madison resumes her quantum cop role to help the local cops and the F. B. I. investigate everything from quantum panty raids to impossible heists and increasingly bizarre murders. As the q-crimes increase, she worries that reality itself is a goner.

When Madison’s nearly obliterated in a quantum duel she realizes she can’t handle it by herself. But this leads to another problem: does her overworked task force include the very criminal she’s trying to catch? And if so, can she take him down before it’s too late?

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