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The Green Memory of Fear by B.A. Chepaitis

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Join B.A. Chepaitis, author of The Green Memory of Fear as she virtually tours the blogosphere in 2012 on her third tour with Pump Up Your Book!

About B.A. Chepaitis

barbaraBARBARA CHEPAITIS is author of 8 published novels, including the critically acclaimed Feeding Christine and These Dreams, as well as the sci-fi series featuring Jaguar Addams. The fourth novel in that series, A Lunatic Fear was a nominee for a Romantic Times Bookclub award.

Her scripts have placed semifinalist with Niccholl’s Fellowship and finalist with Sundance Screenwriter’s award.

She is founder and director of the storytelling trio The Snickering Witches, host of WAMC Writer’s Forum, a Teaching Artist with the Lincoln Center-based Aesthetic education program, and concentration direction in fiction at Western State College of Colorado’s graduate program in creative writing.

You can visit her website at Wild Reads and her blog at M&C Literary Lunch

You can also follower her on Twitter and Facebook

About The Green Memory of Fear

Green Memory of Fear by BA Chepaitis On Prison Planetoid Three, Jaguar Addams uses her empathic gifts to make criminals face the fears that drive their heinous acts. Very few escape the telepathic web she weaves around them. . . . until now.

When Jaguar takes on an assignment investigating a psychiatrist on trial for abuse of a little boy, she finds a killer unlike any she’s faced before. Dr. Senci’s psi skills are a match for her own, and unless she consents to do as he wants, he’ll use them to kill everyone she loves.

Once she realizes who and what he really is, she leaves the Planetoid to go after him. But Supervisor Alex Dzarny isn’t about to let her go it alone, even if it means losing his own life to save hers.

What Reviewers Are Saying

…this is SF at its realistic best.

~Harriet Klausner

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Tour Schedule

Monday, March 5
Guest Post at Alchemy of Scrawl

Tuesday, March 6
Guest Post at The Book Bin

Wednesday, March 7
Guest Post at Inkyblots

Thursday, March 8
Guest Post at Coffee and a Keyboard

Friday, March 9
Review at The Hot Author Report

Monday, March 12
Guest Post at KellyMcClymer.com

Wednesday, March 14
Guest Post at Literarily Speaking

Thursday, March 15
Live interview at A Book and a Chat

Monday, March 19
Guest Post at Writing and Other Ways…

Wednesday, March 21
Interview at American Chronicle

Friday, March 23
Review at The Hot Author Report

Monday, March 26
Guest Post at Pump Up Your Book

Tuesday, March 27
Interview at Broowaha
Guest Post at Celtic Lady’s Book Reviews

Thursday, March 29
Review at Working for the Mandroid

Friday, March 30
Review at The Hot Author Report

Monday, April 2
Spotlight at The Plot

Tuesday, April 3
Character Interview at The Plot

Thursday, April 5
Review at Working for the Mandroid

Friday, April 6
Review at The Hot Author Report

Monday, April 9
Guest Post at The Top Shelf

Wednesday, April 11
Guest Post at The Book Vortex

Thursday, April 12
Review at Working for the Mandroid

Friday, April 13
Review at Minding Spot

Saturday, April 14
Review at Minding Spot

Sunday, April 15
Review at The Minding Spot

Monday, April 16
Review at The Hot Author Report

Tuesday, April 17
Interview at The Examiner

Thursday, April 19
Review at Working for the Mandroid

Friday, April 20
Excerpt at Between the Covers

Monday, April 23
Guest Post at Between the Covers

Tuesday, April 24
Guest Post at TBF Reviews

Thursday, April 26
Review at Working for the Mandroid

Friday, April 27
Guest Post & Giveaway at Darlene’s Book Nook

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B.A. Chepaitis’ THE GREEN MEMORY OF FEAR ONLINE BOOK TOUR 2012 will officially begin March 2nd and end April 27th. Thank you for your support!

The Canker Death by James R. Bottino

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Join James Bottino, author of the fantasy and science fiction novel The Canker Death as he virtually tours the blogosphere in February 2012 on his first tour with Pump Up Your Book!

About James Bottino

James R. Bottino’s life-long interests mix esoteric and disparate fields of study. By day, his foremost influences have been the study of literature and the art of writing. Following these pursuits led him to read anything he could in these areas and to complete every under-graduate and graduate course available to him in the field of creative writing. Following this line, he taught high school English throughout the 1990’s, focusing on the teaching of writing.

By night, when no one was looking, he studied computer systems / networks, computer languages, and operating systems, learning anything he could in these areas, first as a hobby, and, finally, as a career. This mixture of literature and technology served as the inspiration for the The Canker Death’s protagonist, Petor.

James currently lives in a suburb of Chicago, with his wife, daughter, two Australian cattle dogs and far, far too many books and abstruse computers.

You can visit his website at TheCankerDeath.com

About The Canker Death

The Canker Death by James R. BottinoWhen the reclusive, cynical systems administrator, Petor Fidelistro, discovers that one of his own servers has been cracked late one night, he makes it his personal business to track down the perpetrator. What his search uncovers thrusts him, unaware, into a mad shifting between worlds, time and alien minds.

Fighting to keep his grip on reality, and forcing him to cope with his past, Petor finds himself uncontrollably transitioning between sentient minds that range from semi-conscious to dominant, from beings whose bodies and identities he can control, to those who control him so fully as to be unaware of his presence.

As the story unfolds, Petor gathers clues in a twisting mystery that sends him shifting between the mourning child Nanzicwital; the golem giant Faskin; the lascivious, female ambassador Desidia; and Nokinis, an insane prisoner with whom Petor battles for mastery of his own memories. As he struggles to make sense of what is happening to him, Petor finds himself embroiled in the tumultuous upheaval of a ubiquitous society that transcends life, itself.

What Reviewers Are Saying

5.0 out of 5 stars Cliffhanger after cliffhanger! I couldn’t put it down!, September 3, 2011

This review is from: The Canker Death (Kindle Edition)

The Canker Death by James R. Bottino is a mystery, a spiritual awakening, a suspenseful and funny book with complex characters and worlds. This book reminds me a bit of Roger Zelazny’s Chronicles of Amber series and also reminds me that good ideas are still out there amidst the plethora of over-worked, tired concepts prevalent in our world today.

How did the author slip in symbolism and deep themes all the while entertaining us with the “full monty” of sex, drugs, rock ‘n roll and stuff that explodes? I’m not sure, but by the time I’d finished The Canker Death, it made me laugh, cry, hang on by the seat of my pants, and shout “SEQUEL!!!” (although the book does stand well on its own.)

Also, while reading, I found the Vitruvian Man map full of symbols, character names and concepts to be a provocative and neat little extra feature. I highly recommend this original tome!

- Amazon Reviewer RIBH

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The Canker Death Tour Schedule

Monday, February 6
Interview at Book Marketing Buzz

Tuesday, February 7
Guest Post at As the Pages Turn

Wednesday, February 8
Interview at Pump Up Your Book

Thursday, February 9
Guest Post at The Book Connection

Friday, February 10
Interview at Paperback Writer

Monday, February 13
Guest Post at Literarily Speaking

Tuesday, February 14
Guest Post at The Story Behind the Book

Thursday, February 16
Spotlight at The Plot

Friday, February 17
Character Interview at The Plot

Monday, February 20
Interview at Beyond the Books

Tuesday, February 21
Interview at The Writer’s Life

Wednesday, February 22
Spotlight at Celtic Lady’s Book Reviews

Thursday, February 23
Review at Martha’s Bookshelf

Friday, February 24
Guest Post at Everyday Adventure

Monday, February 27
Spotlight at Blurbs N’ Bytes

Wednesday, February 29
Guest Post at InkyBlots

March Coming Soon!

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James Bottino’s THE CANKER DEATH ONLINE BOOK TOUR 2012 will officially begin February 6th and end March 23rd. Thank you for your support!

The Fear of God by B.A. Chepaitis

Join B.A. Chepaitis, author of the sci-fi mystery with romantic elements The Fear of God as she virtually tours the blogosphere in July 2011 on her second tour with Pump Up Your Book!

About B.A. Chepaitis

barbaraBARBARA CHEPAITIS is author of 7 published novels, including the critically acclaimed Feeding Christine and These Dreams, as well as the sci-fi series featuring Jaguar Addams. The fourth novel in that series, A Lunatic Fear was a finalist for a Romantic Times Bookclub award. Her first nonfiction book, Feathers of Hope, came out through SUNY Press in July.

She has optioned two scripts, and has recently been awarded a seed grant to develop a documentary titled Making Peace.

She is founder and director of the storytelling trio The Snickering Witches, and faculty with Western College of Colorado’s MFA program in creative writing.

You can visit B.A. Chepatis’ Facebook page and the Facebook page for Jaguar Addams and the Fear Series.

About The Fear of God

The Fear of GodOn Prison Planetoid Three, Jaguar Addams enters the minds of criminals, chasing the shadow of their fears into the light. Her current case is Cult Leader Sardis Malocco, who used the children of her sect as living bombs. The testers say her fear is God, and she must face it in a Virtual Reality Heaven.

Alex assigns Jaguar to the case because he suspects that Sardis has real plans to bring on the Apocalypse, and only Jaguar can stop her. But Jaguar is enraged when Sardis critically wounds her best friend Rachel, and the interference of a holodemon on the VR site make the job almost impossible.

As the clock ticks toward the End of Days, Jaguar must utilize a Death Walk – one of the most dangerous empathic tricks in the book – to reveal the truth in this place of illusions.

Read an Excerpt

He grabbed her arm roughly and shook it. “Jaguar, what’re you doing?” he asked.“Sardis—she’s gone over the edge. I have to bring her back. Show her something real. I have to bring her in to Rachel.”

“What? Empathic contact between Rachel and Sardis? But in Rachel’s condition, it’ll kill her.”

“Don’t tell me what I already know.” She jerked her arm away from his hold. “I need help. You said you did this before, right? Death Walk?”

She couldn’t mean it. A Death Walk? With Rachel?” He couldn’t comprehend it. “Jaguar,” he said, dropping three words like stones into her belly, “she’s your friend.”

“You think I’ve forgotten that?” she said with ice in her voice. She turned feral eyes to him and let him look. “What you see here, that’s the kind of woman I am. If you’ve been nurturing fantasies to the con¬trary, you’d better dispel them. Now.”

Accept it. That’s who she was. That’s why he gave her this assignment in the first place. She’d stop Sardis or die trying. But Death Walk was dangerous, and they had no margin for error here. Jaguar had to learn quickly and well. He put his hands on her face and called her wild eyes to his. Saw her shudder with relief at his touch. It would go faster this way.

Hush. Listen. This is how it’s done. Down into the darkness, naked. No protection. Entirely open. The motion is a wave. It’ll feel like falling a long way. Don’t try to stop the fall. Trust me without reservation. I’ll know when to call you back. And don’t hold on to Rachel. Do not attempt to bring her back.

He showed her the feeling of pull, when to let go. The texture of the space she’d be walking in. He put her hand on his chest so she could feel the beating of his heart.

Follow this, Jaguar. I’ll lead you back.

Then he looked at her hard. She was al¬ready exhausted, and the Death Walk took so much. There must be something else he could do. He touched her face, her lips, warm and alive.

Kiss of Life. As an antidote to death, there was only this. An exchange of passion. The transfer of his energy to her, life flowing from his body, his spirit, to hers. Would she misunderstand the gesture? Or was there any-thing to misunderstand? No. Nothing. It would be clear to both of them. It would have to be.

He put his hand on her face and pulled her close. Then he pressed his lips against hers, kissing her with more thoroughness than he had ever kissed a woman in his life.

Disturb me, Jaguar. Anytime. Under any circumstances.

She accepted it, straining her mouth to his, drinking him, tangling her hands in his hair, her body pressed hungrily against his like seeds deep in the earth, their bright leaves reaching up toward sun while their roots crawled deeper and deeper down toward the always burning center. They swam together, down and down, and he held her as if they would never touch again. They spiraled through waters that grew increasingly thick, increasingly se¬cret and dim.

Then he let her go, moving up and away toward light, while she remained deep, under the dark dome of what it meant to attempt a Death Walk.

What Reviewers Are Saying

Good news! Jaguar Addams — teacher, empath, and loose cannon — is back. Okay, that’s good news for readers and extremely bad news for criminals. But the heroine of B.A. Chepaitis’ sizzling debut novel, The Fear Principle, isn’t the kind of person to remain silent for long; we all knew a return engagement had to be on the way. Luckily for you and me, it’s here at last.

Planetoid Three isn’t much of a vacation spot, in fact, it’s a prison. Not a prison like you’ve seen in movies (or, just possibly, spent an involuntary, extended stay in), but the prison of the future, where Teachers like Jaguar force criminals to face their deepest fears. If everything goes well, the prisoner is rehabilitated, able to return to society. If things don’t work out as planned, the prisoner is locked away or terminated. Either way: no recidivism.

Works for me.

Jaguar is the best Teacher in the system, even if she is constantly ruffling feathers. Only her track record and the support of Alex Dzarny, her supervisor and strongest proponent, have kept her from ejection on numerous occasions. Maybe it’s her strong psi capabilities, her fierce loyalty, or her practice of not bucking the system, really, but failing to even acknowledge its existent. She is a renegade more dangerous than her namesakes.

She’ll need every bit of that explosive potential to survive her latest case. The danger in The Fear of God is a painfully familiar one: the lethal madness of a religious cult. The Revelation Sect have organized to help the world on to apocalypse. You know, just to give us a hand. That would be very considerate if Earth had not already been exposed to a bloody example of the cult’s idea of positive action. No one believes the worst has happened yet; it is up to Jaguar to discover the truth about Revelation’s plan.

Sardis Malocco is the only hope to head off the tragedy, but getting the facts from her maybe beyond even Jaguar’s talents. Sardis, Mother of the cult, is living in a fantasy world of biblical proportions. There may not be enough sanity left in her twisted mind to extract the details. And time is running out for everyone.

Chepaitis builds on an already extraordinary creation to create another enthralling adventure in the legend that is Jaguar. No heroine on the scene today approaches the complexity of this enigmatic, feral woman. She astounds, offends, and defies classification. Jaguar inspires the saviour in friends and readers, even as she forces the outside world as far away as possible without slowing down to survey her adversaries.

How do you top an opening act like The Fear Principle? Grab an even tighter hold on the audience with a thriller like The Fear Of God. Chepaitis’ writing is just too strong a weapon for us mere mortals. It would take a force as strong as Jaguar to break the spell Chepaitis weaves.

I, for one, am no match for her power. And have no desire to struggle. Just assure me a steady supply of that magic.

-THE FEAR OF GOD – Lisa DuMond SFSite.com

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The Fear of God Tour Schedule

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Tuesday, July 5th
Guest Post at Coffee and a Keyboard

Wednesday, July 6th
Review at Coffee and a Keyboard

Friday, July 8th
Review at Minding Spot

Monday, July 11th
Review at Minding Spot

Tuesday, July 12th
Interview at BlogCritics

Wednesday, July 13th
Review at Community Bookstop

Thursday, July 14th
Review at Community Bookstop

Friday, July 15th
Guest Post at Community Bookstop
Book Panel at Literarily Speaking

Monday, July 18th
Interview at Beyond the Books
Spotlight at The Plot

Tuesday, July 19th
Character Interview at at The Plot

Wednesday, July 20th
Review at Life In Review

Friday, July 22nd
Spotlight at Blurbs N’ Bytes

Monday, July 25th
Guest Post at Books, Products and More

Tuesday, July 26th
Excerpt at Between the Covers

Thursday, July 28th
Review at Martha’s Bookshelf

Friday, July 29th
Review at Martha’s Bookshelf

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B.A. Chepaitis’s THE FEAR OF GOD ONLINE BOOK TOUR will officially begin on July 5th 2011 and end on July 29th.

The Fear Principle by B.A. Chepaitis

The Fear Principle

Join B.A. Chepaitis, author of the sci-fi mystery with romantic elements The Fear Principle as she virtually tours the blogosphere in May 2011 on her first tour with Pump Up Your Book!

About B.A. Chepaitis

barbaraBARBARA CHEPAITIS is author of 7 published novels, including the critically acclaimed Feeding Christine and These Dreams, as well as the sci-fi series featuring Jaguar Addams. The fourth novel in that series, A Lunatic Fear was a finalist for a Romantic Times Bookclub award. Her first nonfiction book, Feathers of Hope, came out through SUNY Press in July.

She has optioned two scripts, and has recently been awarded a seed grant to develop a documentary titled Making Peace.

She is founder and director of the storytelling trio The Snickering Witches, and faculty with Western College of Colorado’s MFA program in creative writing.

About The Fear Principle

The Fear Principle FrontOn Prison Planetoid Three, Jaguar Addams and Alex Dzarny rehab the worst criminals by telepathically making them face their fears. Their current case is hitwoman Clare Rilasco, emotionless, beautiful, and part of a death machine plot that threatens to take over the world.

Jaguar can’t tell who the bad guys are anymore, as she’s dragged into her own terrifying past by Clare’s telepathic tricks. While the search for the man behind the mirror continues, Jaguar and Clare are enmeshed in a relationship of seduction and trickery that makes Jaguar face her own deepest fears.

Buy The Fear Principle at Wildside Press
Buy The Fear Principle at Amazon.com

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“You’re way out of line, Dr. Addams,” he said coldly. “Whatever Nick’s doing, I’ll handle. You better keep track of yourself.”

“Oh, I can track myself. Don’t you worry.” She put her hands on his desk and her face level with his, leaning forward.

“I can track a cat under a new moon, or the smallest scent of death in open air. I can track last week’s eagle in a cloudy sky. And I can track you, Supervisor. Even you. So keep Nick away from me, or I’ll take care of him myself. My way.” She shifted her wrist deliberately, letting him see the tip of her glass knife, gleaming red at her wrist. She gave it a second, two seconds. Then she turned on her heel and left.

What Reviewers Are Saying

The Fear Principle is the first in it’s series. The main character, Jaguar Addams is very alluring and intriguing. In a futuristic world, having survived what was known as the Killing times, Jaguar Addams is working on Planetoid Three. The planetoids are a new system put in place for convicted criminals. With a new spin on telepathy, it shows a very new, very scary way of getting into peoples minds. This book captures you from the very first chapter and keeps you until the very last. Jaguar will always keep you wanting more.

- Meghan Sickles, Amazon Reviewer

The good news: in the future, the world will discover a way to end prison overcrowding, and almost wipe out recidivism. The bad news: we have to survive a period of serial murder of epidemic proportions. And you guessed it — not that many of us are going to survive the Killing Times. Come to think of it, overcrowding may not be that much of a problem.

Meet Jaguar Addams, survivor, doctor, and one of the caring “Teachers” on Planetoid Three.

You’ve been shipped to one of the Planetoids, you’re in for a rough rehab, and you’ve been assigned to the toughest Teacher on the payroll. Your Teacher is going to reach into your mind and find what really motivates you; you’re about to face your greatest, deepest fears.

Inmates have two ways out of the program: see the light and come out straight, or come out in a strait jacket. And, a few fall through the cracks. They come out feet first. Not everyone takes well to having their minds touched, their fears brought out into the open.

No one knows how their newest inmate will fare, only that this is the most difficult and sensitive case the staff has faced. In the aftermath of the Year of the Serials, Clare Rilasco remains the most-feared and the most unfathomable of murderers. It is Jaguar’s job to get inside her mind, learn what pushes her to kill. And who.

As Jaguar is about to find out, not everyone wants that information made public knowledge. Not everyone wanted Clare taken alive.
Chepaitis’ debut novel crackles with tension from every side. It is a rough world where only the toughest and the most ruthless have endured. And nobody is going down easy, now.

The settings are grim and brutal, with few bright spots, and even fewer safe havens. It is the product of a civilization that dragged itself into the gutter and isn’t sure how to get out again. Or if it even wants to. Too many of the characters seem content to accept life at this level, so long as they don’t sink too much lower down the food chain. With few descriptions, Chepaitis has created a world of dark streets and darker denizens. And that’s before they return to the ruin that is their home planet.

And, if the surroundings are bleak, the people forced to live their are darker still. Everyone has secrets, and, on a planetoid of empaths, no one is willing to share. The combination makes for some of the edgiest relationships in recent memory.

For a debut novel, The Fear Principle falls into few of the traps waiting in fiction. True, the “loose cannon” character is a simple one to create and drive through a story. Everyone else is either wholly good or irredeemably wicked. And readers may spot some of the revelations from chapters away, but not all, and not most. There are as many surprises lying in wait as assassins.

And Planetoid Three is lousy with assassins; apparently no one checks references in the future. Let that be a lesson to us.

- Copyright © 1998 Lisa DuMond, SFsite.com

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The Fear Principle Tour Schedule

Monday, May 2nd
Interview at Paperback Writer

Tuesday, May 3rd
Guest Post at The Story Behind the Book

Wednesday, May 4th
Guest Post at Writers on the Move

Thursday, May 5th
Interview at The Writer’s Life
Spotlight at The Plot

Friday, May 6th
Character Interview at The Plot

Monday, May 9th
Guest Post at Book Marketing Buzz

Tuesday, May 10th
Podcast at A Book and a Chat

Wednesday, May 11th
Interview at The Examiner

Thursday, May 12th
Interview at Pump Up Your Book
Guest Post at Professional Writers Connect

Friday, May 13th
Guest Post at The Book Connection

Monday, May 16th
Interview at As the Pages Turn

Tuesday, May 17th
Guest Post at One Day at a Time

Wednesday, May 18th
Review at One Day at a Time

Thursday, May 19th
Review at Coffee and a Keyboard
Guest Post at Fantasy Cafe
Review at A Bookish Libraria

Friday, May 20th
Review at Fantasy Cafe
Review at Life in Review

Monday, May 23rd
Review at Melange of Cultures

Tuesday, May 24th
Guest Post at Life in Review
Spotlight at The Hot Author Report

Wednesday, May 25th
Interview at The Hot Author Report

Thursday, May 26th
Guest Post at The Hot Author Report

Friday, May 27th
Five Things Guest Post at The Hot Author Report
Guest Post at TBF Reviews

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Another World by Phillip Stott

About Philip Stott

Phillip StottPhilip Stott was born in England in 1943. He studied at Manchester University, where he obtained B.S. (with honours) and M.S. degrees in Civil Engineering. He lectured at universities in Nigeria and South Africa and carried out research in the analysis of geometrically nonlinear structures. He shared the Henry Adams Award for outstanding research in 1969. While lecturing at the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa, he studied biology.

After leaving Wits he joined an engineering consulting firm. His ongoing interest in all aspects of science led to studies in mathematics and astronomy with the University of South Africa and, later, to four years of part-time research with the Applied Mathematics Department of the University of the Orange Free State in Bloemfontein, South Africa.

After many years as a firm atheist, he was converted to Christianity in 1976. Following several years of studying the conflicting claims of secular science and Scripture, he actively entered the Creation/Evolution debate in 1989.

In 1992, he was invited to address a conference in Russia and since then has lectured, addressed conferences, and taken part in debates in eastern and western Europe, America, Canada, and southern Africa. Venues have included the European Centre for Nuclear Research (CERN), a UNESCO International Conference on the Teaching of Physics, and the Russian Academy of Sciences.

Philip Stott is married to Margaret (born Lloyd). They have two children, Robert and Angela; and two grandchildren, Sean and Julie. They live in Bloemfontein, South Africa.

You can read more about Philip and his novel, Another World at http://nordskogpublishing.com/book-another-world.shtml

About Another World

Another World coverScientist, educator, and author Philip Stott takes us on a harrowing journey back to the future.  The time: a few thousand years ago.  The place: a world we can barely imagine—and may not want to.  Here there is much to amaze, but there is also much to appall.  Here, all but a few have forgotten God; here, note but a few realize what is coming—terrifyingly—from above and beneath.  To enter that world is to risk seeing our own.  But enter it you should—the better to prepare yourself for another world that is soon to come.

Read the Excerpt!

After he had splattered his son’s brains out all over the sledway, it was all he could do to stop himself from burying his head in his hands and weeping in front of his men.  He hated himself for striking that blow, but he’d had to do it.  Couldn’t let him suffer for hours—no chance he could live with his guts torn and spilling out, not even if they could have got him to a doctor.  Shouldn’t let anyone else finish him off, either.

But he’d had to put on a show of indifference.  In a gang like this, the first sign of weakness would mean a knife in the back before the day was out.

Here’s what critics are saying about Another World!

“An action-filled novel that combines Biblical and scientific themes.”

–My Favorite Things

Synarchy Book 2: The Ascension by DCS

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About DCS

DCS was born in Alexandria, Virginia. She graduated high school in Huntersville, NC and attended the University of North Carolina at Charlotte intent on earning a degree in Political Science and becoming a lawyer.

She instead eventually turned to writing. DCS is currently attending the American Institute of Holistic Theology to earn her PhD in Metaphysical Spirituality.

You can also hear her live every Saturday evening on BlogTalkRadio’s In the Mind of DCS. Show starts at 7pm Central Standard Time.

Synarchy Book 2: The Ascension is her second novel, and four more are scheduled for release.

Synarchy Book 3: SVT and Synarchy Book 4: The Black Widow are the next in the series due out in 2011.

About Synarchy Book 2: The Ascension

DCS BOOK COVER_v5A lifetime ago, Stefano Vasco Terenzio saw one way to maneuver his family into a game of betrayal against an unbeatable enemy; walking into a bullet.

A generation later, what started with one man’s ego will determine the fate of the whole word.

For centuries The Brotherhood and their Gods, the Anunnaki have hidden in plain sight among us. For centuries they have lied, sacrificed man by the thousands, and manipulated humanity into their service.

As the clock ticks closer to December 21st, 2012, they will stop at nothing to keep their control of planet Earth.

In the thrilling sequel to Synarchy Book 1: The Awakening, the end is only the beginning. Secrets emerge that will challenge the core of everything you think you believe.

All the while a team of scientists must make sense out of the fantastical, and the tenuous link holding together the one family that can save humankind, shatters.

Read an Excerpt

“We’re villains, as much as we are capable of being heroes. When the moments come that we can we soften the blow of our sins, we’ve got to take them.”
-Stefano Vasco TerenzioPrologue

December 20, 2012- 11:44 PM
Vacherie, Louisiana
Oak Alley Plantation

It came down in thick heavy sheets, bulleting from the sky, drenching the ground that could only absorb so much before it leaked up from the grass, and quickly became the swamp that was so common in the area. The glare of headlights cut through the rain, illuminating the porch of the antebellum mansion that was now empty.

Caesar climbed out of the car, whistling. He snapped open the trunk and stared with vicious glee down at Vasco, whose hands Caesar had taped behind his back. Caesar reached inside and hauled the other man out, half dragging him through the puddles of water, and shoved him in front of the stairs, facing the house. “I thought you‘d want to see it one more time before you died.”

Vasco’s eyes traveled slowly over the elegant, old fashioned structure. It had once been her home, before she—

His jaw hardened. A lifetime ago, he had made love to her against those columns, often after he’d shot a few people out among the centuries-old oaks. For a fleeting moment, his eyes softened at the phantom images.

“You know, she and I had some good times here after you got popped.” Caesar grinned at his own memories.

Vasco’s eyes narrowed, jealousy and fury coiling hotly in his gut. His fingers fisted around the piece of glass hidden in his palm, and sharp edges cut into the tape and his skin, the blood washing away with the force of the rain.

Caesar turned him around so they were facing each other. “I don’t get you, Vasco.” He took a step back, pulling the gun out from the waistband of his pants. “Why? Out of all of them, I never thought you would choose this.”

The hatred in the depths of Vasco’s eyes was unhidden as he regarded Caesar. It was their destiny to be enemies, their agreement for this lifetime. He was fully committed to honoring that agreement. “Choice, Caesar,” Vasco said over the noise of the storm. “I never made anyone do anything. They always had a choice. You—Them—you take the fun out of the game when you take that choice away. But the better, less noble reason is I just don’t like you. Or your masters. I never have.”

Caesar shook his head. “I’ll never understand you Terenzios. I won’t miss you, either.” The thunder growled, a flash of lighting exposing the malevolent gleam in Caesar‘s eyes as he pressed the muzzle of the gun against Vasco’s temple.

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