by John Hampel (Goodreads Author)
Hyper-ambitious Richard has been offered an intriguing assignment: Get online via NEXSX and make e-time with the lovely, brilliant (and doomed) Chicagoan Christin Darrow. All to set a trap for the reclusive—and very deadly—computer genius, Norman Dunne, aka the Gnome.
Why? Three lovely young women dead in the streets of Chicago. And the Gnome, a former AlphaBanc employee, is the main suspect. But there just might be another AlphaBanc agenda in the works...
Little does clueless Richard know what is in store: a tangled, twisted—and very treacherous—journey through the AlphaBanc underground, but by the time he realizes it, he's in too deep to get out.
“This is where it all begins, ground zero, the beginning of the end—of privacy, freedom, dignity, perhaps civilization as we know it, the Dystopia Primeval.”
Following the precarious path illuminated by Messrs. Orwell and Huxley, Hampel, who has been enormously influenced by Thomas Pynchon, James Joyce, John Updike, William Gibson, Kurt Vonnegut, and Tom Robbins, to name a few, has written an exceptional crazy-great book.
Hampel's first book, Wherever You Go, There You Are, received excellent reviews in Publishers Weekly, Library Journal, ALA Booklist, to name a few.
"In his freewheeling debut novel, Hampel dexterously weaves seemingly unrelated strands into a plot that combines mystery, science fiction, and fantasy. Hampel ably blends metaphysics with magic in a highly enjoyable and fast-paced book."
—Publishers Weekly on Wherever You Go, There You Are [close]
by Joseph J. Gabriele (Goodreads Author)
Though the island of Manhattan presents no shortage of suspects—many of them capable of killing to satisfy their appetites—Eliot, a young economic historian and writer, soon becomes the prime suspect. As he draws closer to the truth behind the theft and murder, he also becomes the killer’s next target.
Irreverent, provocative, and utterly unpredictable, Dangerous Illusions is a weeklong polyrhythmic journey into contemporary New York that will keep readers guessing right up to its thrilling conclusion.
by Travis Hall (Goodreads Author)
Thousands of years ago, human civilizations were slaves to gods & titans. In truth, these beings were aliens from a world called Sonora. A war broke out that ended their rule on humanity, led by the famously known, so-called gods of ancient civilizations. Victorious, the gods of Earth established an order of Guardians, tasked to defend humans against the unauthorized passage of Sonoran invaders.
Many years later, the balance of power shifts, and the King of Sonora is murdered by a malevolent General who seeks ultimate power. As this new King’s power grows, evil forces takeover in Sonora, and eventually push that world toward the brink of war. The Guardians of Earth are now at a precipice, and their only hope is to protect the Sonoran rebellion and hope that they can find a way to defeat this new King before he amasses an army large enough to invade Earth.
Sasquatch, one of the most famous Guardians, monitors the gateway in North America where a group of Sonoran rebels have assimilated into the small mountain community of Sandy, Oregon. His task becomes even more complicated when he learns that he must protect the last bloodline of the rightful heir to the Sonoran throne.
Allora is unaware of her alien and royal heritage until she becomes the victim of a malicious prank. Embarrassed in front of her peers, her emotions become overwhelming, causing her hands to burst into flames. The sudden and public outburst projects an energy signature that attracts assassins to the small town.
Allora and her friends Tanner, Dax, and Katie must learn the ways of combat, master the art of the sword, and harness the ability to focus energized molecules, called hadrons, in order to meet their destiny and become true Sonoran warriors. Their only hope for survival is an ancient artifact, known as the Eye of the Titans.
To find it, Allora, Katie, Dax, and Tanner must solve complex riddles, fight mythical creatures, and navigate a magical cavern maze, all the while enduring advanced calculus, jealous cheerleading girlfriends, and the much anticipated prom. [close]
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