Tag: Adventure

Pit of Bones by J.C.Redmond

Posted May 14, 2016

Battling Neanderthals in a struggle for the existence of humanity in a time and place that shouldn’t exist was the last thing Jack and Rene imagined when they promised the Professor they would document the existence of ancient human remains – but there they were.

The story: In 1976 a group of cavers discover the location of an ancient pit in a remote cave site – the legendary pit of bones rumored to be filled with ancient human remains that could forever change the story of the initial occupation of North America. A flash flood disrupts the expedition and forces the group to flee before any evidence is gathered. The leader of the expedition is lost and the pit’s contents falls back into mystery. The Professor was part of that expedition, and he knows now, nearly forty years later, it’s time to uncover the truth.

The protagonist: Jack Landry is an investigative specialist with a passion for the past. From his early exposure on how to process an archaeological dig by his anthropologist uncle, to his studies with the eminent Professor Warren Ladell, Jack is knowledgeable, capable and, even more, a skilled outdoorsman use to working in extreme conditions – he’s just the person for the job.

The truth? The truth is that the pit is a portal to a forgotten time, and the life that was lost in the original expedition not only survived, but emerges as a dominate force in an ancient time and place. With a personality bordering on the sociopathic, the villain Scar becomes leader of the fierce Haltook (Neanderthals) and uses their power – and his modern day knowledge – to pursue a twisted idea of payback. Now, they must stop him – in the past, so they can live in the future.

Ultimately, Jack must navigate the strange, lush land of the past, filled with exotic animals of North America’s past, to overcome the corrupt morals and out of control ego of Scar as he schemes to destroy everything humans ever created. By forging alliances with the ancient shaman Dulkuve and the warrior Quantahan of the Ashtakee tribe, Jack, and his modern counterparts Rene, Professor Laddel, and Trip devise a plan to save the future – if there’s time.

Pit of Bones is a sci-fi tale of mystery and excitement that digs through the layers of time revealing dialectics between past and present. Food, pollution, nature, spirituality, and ego are all pulled between past and present. The pit of bones is a story of our beginnings in a new land that informs us about who we are today.

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Home: Interstellar by Ray Strong

Posted December 15, 2015

No one believed Meriel when she said the attack on her home ship, the Princess, was piracy: there had not been a reported piracy in a century, and she was just a twelve year-old kid. But Meriel knew that pirates slaughtered her parents and friends and only she could find a safe home for her sister and the surviving orphans.

Ten years later, Meriel still suffers from PTSD symptoms and struggles to carve out a normal life for herself on a new ship with a new job, a new crew, and a new romance. With brains, courage, and a few well-placed friends, she uncovers the galaxy-wide conspiracy behind the carnage on the Princess: knowledge that can get them all killed.

That same conspiracy now plots to enslave an entire sector of space to control a frontier planet, the only earthlike body humans have found outside the solar system and the place Meriel calls home.

But first they must silence her.

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Minder Rising by Carol Van Natta

Posted November 4, 2015

Injured agent Lièrén Sòng should want to return to interrogating criminals for his covert unit for the Citizen Protection Service, but being sidelined gains new appeal when he makes friends with a woman and her son. Imara Sesay, road crew chief and part-time bartender, breaks her ironclad rule never to get close to customers when she asks Lièrén to teach her son how to control his growing telepathic talents. Can Lièrén stay alive long enough to save Imara and her prodigy son from the agency that wants them?

Covert agent Lièrén Sòng is recovering from a near-fatal crash. He should want nothing more than to get back to using his talents to interrogate criminals for the Citizen Protection Service, but he’s making unexpected new friends with a woman and her son. Imara Sesay, road-crew chief and part-time bartender, breaks her ironclad rule never to get close to customers when she asks Lièrén to teach her son how to control his growing minder talents.

Unexpected deaths in his covert unit make Lièrén suspect he isn’t a lucky survivor, he’s a loose end. He should pull away from Imara and Derrit to keep them safe, but when the local CPS Testing Center is entirely too interested in Derrit’s talents, Lièrén must make an impossible choice. Can he stay alive long enough to save Imara and her prodigy son?

Buy Minder Rising today and come along for the ride! Includes a free sample of Overload Flux.

Minder Rising is the second of the new Central Galactic Concordance series. They can be read in any order, though Minder Rising takes place after the events in Overload Flux.

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The Central Galactic Concordance series:

—-Overload Flux (Book 1) – standalone

—-Minder Rising (Book 2) – standalone

—-Zero Flux (Novella 2.5) – sequel to Overload Flux

 

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