Brilliant author, Mariana Thorn, is telling us about her upcoming release! Paranormal Investigation Bureau Files: Volume 1, coming this October!
Available on Amazon October 11, 2013!
never dreamed of publishing until much later. Mariana participates yearly in the international event called NANOWRIMO. She has even been known as a Municipal Liaison for that crazy event. There is nothing like the feeling of encouraging other writers, she would say.
Outside of writing one of her favorite places to sit and read are the sunny beaches of Florida. At home in Washington State her favorite activity is riding horses up on the mountain trails. She has an awesome group of family and friends that keep her in coffee and encouragement. Then there is her best buddy Tony, her little dog. She suspects he will try and take over the world someday.
Mariana is also the author of Seizing Darkness: Book 1 of the Fur, Fangs, and Fairies series!
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My fellow author, Travis K. Sharpe, decided to share the blurb for his book with us! Coded for Assassination is the first of a wonderfully chilling thriller series!
Back Cover Blurb:
When a close friend betrays Dr. Barrett Maples’ dedication to the Human Genome Project, Barrett, along with Dr. Drake Bell, are forced to shield their discovery of a previously unknown genetic marker unique to each individual on the planet and Dr. Maples is eventually driven from the field and abandons his work.
Twenty years later, Special Agent Trent Foster barges back into Barrett’s life asking for his help. The CIA twisted Barrett’s work into a weapon that uses the codon he and Drake discovered as a guidance system to deliver the human form of mad cow disease to anyone they choose. The weapon enters the target through the victim’s nostril, causing only a sneeze. Over the next several months, the target slowly loses their mind, slips into a coma, and dies. Better yet, the weapon leaves no evidence of the CIA’s involvement.
Whisked to Washington with the task of developing a cure for the biological weapon the CIA let slip out of their control, Dr. Maples knows failure means worldwide breakdown of government and complete anarchy. When the team finds a sale of the weapon has taken place right under their noses, their new directive is to mitigate the damage done by this ruthlessly efficient biological weapon before the world falls into the dark ages following a pandemic of fear-driven civil disobedience.
You can find Travis on Facebook or on his website.
Coded for Assassination is available in print and electronic versions:
Barnes & Noble
Thanks for sharing with us Travis!
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“What’s your name?”
She looked up from the drink she was pouring, analyzing the owner of the voice critically. The voice had been deep and rich, totally at odds with its owner. He was tall, of the golden boy image: the high school jock that everyone loves, but is usually the biggest wimp known to man. On the danger meter, he rated “Harmless.”
“I asked you what your name is,” he growled, grabbing her wrist when she didn't respond. Beer sloshed from the mug she held as he ground her bones together. New estimate: “Harmless to immortals.”
Just as she was about to send electricity down her arm to zap the boy, rough hands landed on his shoulders and jerked him away from the bar. She couldn’t really see who her “rescuer” was through the crowd, but she knew that he would be back. Human men usually wanted females to acknowledge their prowess in protecting the “weaker sex.” She shrugged, unworried. This happened sometimes. It didn’t bother her anymore. She continued to take orders and flirt with the customers as the situation warranted.
“Are you all right?” The voice was deep, rather rough, and made her jerk hard enough to slosh cold beer down her front. She didn’t turn, hoping, and praying to all the Gods of all the Pantheons she knew that the person behind her wasn’t whom she thought it was… that it wasn’t him.
“Atty?” The voice deepened further with his concern. Slowly, she turned…and stared into the hunter green eyes of the man she hated. The stupid part was that her heart actually stopped beating for a moment when her eyes caught on his tall, muscled physique. He wore a glamour so the humans couldn’t see his antlers, but he was still gorgeous. Danger meter rating: “Get the hell outta there! Fast!”
She couldn’t, of course. That would show weakness, as if he had power over her. No, this was her place, her job. She would not be chased away from it by some sun-loving, lying, gorgeous, dastardly, lily-sniffing, sexy, innocence-stealing bastard! She noticed that the glasses on the shelves above her were shaking slightly, so she took a deep breath to calm herself. She didn’t need to cause another disaster because of this man. She really didn’t.
“What do you want, Phaunos?” Her voice and face were carefully blank; she made sure by glancing sideways at the mirror behind the bar. No way in hell was she going to give this rainbow-bright dew-sucker a single emotion to prey on.