YA Science Fiction novel. 76 thousand words/approx. 300 pages
Chrystalla Thoma is a fantastic writer. Her prose borders on poetry, with lovely description and a wonderful way with words. I love her characters, and the fact that she doesn't shy away from letting them be who they are. Her books Rex Rising and Rex Cresting are tremendous and I highly recommend them.
Rex Rising - $2.99 - Available at Amazon
Rex Cresting - $3.99 - Available at Amazon
There's only one thing that pretty, popular TV reporter Nadia Velasquez is missing: her memory from before the explosion that killed everyone else in the room, including the President of Nigeria. But from the moment she meets FBI agent Jon Daniels, all hell breaks loose. Friends turn into deadly enemies overnight, and no one can be truly trusted.
When Jon and Nadia investigate further, they discover the living terror that is the truth behind Nadia's existence, a truth that could mean the death of millions.
Cyrus Keith is another really awesome writer, with a vary down-to-earth and practical style. His current series, starting with Becoming Nadia and continuing with Unalive, is great, fast-paced read with a lot of characters to get to know and love.
Becoming Nadia - $5.95 - Available at MuseItUp
Unalive - $5.95 - Available at MuseItUp
Emma Jameson's Ice Blue is a cozy mystery, which is not always the first thing I pick up off the shelf. However, I really enjoyed her writing, and her characters. She writes some of the best character interaction I've read, with good banter and I wonderful feel for their personalities. I couldn't book this book down and I can't wait for the next in the series!
Ice Blue - $3.99 - Available at Amazon
Being an ex-teen vigilante comes with its own set of problems.
Housewife, ex-teen vigilante…and shape-shifting wolf…Jan Xu has enough problems without adding her sister's to the mix. Marianne is returning to Singapore and she's filled with strange ideas. She's also not alone. She's coming home with a new boyfriend who has a dark agenda of his own.
With sibling rivalry threatening the inevitable: a battle-to-the-death with fang and claw, Jan and Marianne must overcome their issues if they're ever going to find peace within their troubled relationship.
Content warning: Violence, fang-and-claw fighting.
J Damask writes with an understated beauty that really drew me into the world she created. Her characters are real and interesting with subtleties and quirks. I absolutely loved Wolf at the Door, and I need to snatch up the next in the series, Obsidian Moon, Obsidian Eye!
Wolf at the Door - $4.50 - Available at Lyrical Press
Obsidian Moon, Obsidian Eye - $4.50 - Available at Lyrical Press
Her father-king wants war.
Her messianic brother wants peace.
The black god wants his due.
She suffers all the consequences.
King Vieri is losing his war against the lands of Pawelon. Feeling abandoned by his god, he forces his son Caio, the kingdom's holy savior, to lead his army. Victory ought to come soon.
To counter Caio's powers, Pawelon's prince enters the conflict. Rao is a gifted sage, a master of spiritual laws. He joins the rajah to defend their citadel against the invaders. But Rao's ideals soon clash with his army's general.
The Black One tortures Lucia nightly with visions promising another ten years of bloodshed. She can no longer tell the difference between the waking world and her nightmares. Lucia knows the black god too well. He entered her bed and dreams when she was ten.
The Black One watches, waiting to see Lucia confront an impossible decision over the fates of two men--and two lands.
Moses Siregar III has done a wonderful job with his fantasy novel The Black God's War. It's full of allusions to classical Greek writing (namely Homer's Iliad), but with a spin and world that is wholly the author's own. I very much enjoyed this tale and found it quite lyrical.
The Black God's War - $.99 - Available at Amazon