- by Christina Hamlett
Since the 16th century, the Russians have had a secret weapon, an elite military brigade which strikes terror in the hearts of its enemies each time the moon is full. As the modern war in the Middle East continues to draw world criticism, American intelligence officer Lucy MacDonald and her aide, Captain David Armstrong, are sent to Moscow to engage Soviet assistance in wresting nuclear weapons from Islamic fundamentalists.
Lucy's forbidden attraction to Dmitri Volkov, charismatic leader of the Tsar's brigade, challenges her modern sensibilities against a backdrop of double-dealing terrorists, chauvinistic superiors, and a media that's literally out for blood. Compounding the unexplained presence of supernatural forces interfering with Allied maneuvers at the Pakistan borders is the legend that the brigade answers only to the man they recognize as their Tsar.
Lucy's endeavors to uncover the truth regarding the 1918 survival - and subsequent birth - of an unacknowledged Romanov heir put her in jeopardy at the hands of the brooding officer with whom she feels an inexplicable bond.
- DSNG CHRONICLES 1 (THE PRINCE'S PRIDE)
- by Chidi Okonkwo
Within the vibrant Beta sector at the heart of the Makuran Galaxy lies planet Avera; a monarchy led neo-roman society of humanoids that is close to the outstanding pinnacle of ultra-modernization. The tangible products of nanotechnology tied to applied quantum physics and radical biomedical advancements have produced a world that constantly adapts to the needs of its sentient inhabitants.
Like his cousin the King, the protagonist Prince Azzar Omenus is also a superhuman being and he holds the rank of Senior Commanding Officer within the Centura, the notarized military force of planet Avera. Gravity defiance, energy shield generation, and the projection of a variety of blazing fireballs from his epidermal layers are amongst the amazing feats that he can flawlessly accomplish, per his uniquely inherited genetics. He is a strong-willed mortal man of few words, and he possesses an immense ego, tied to his distinguished pedigree and his phenomenal abilities. He is not without flaws, but he is definitely without fear. And he is always more than ready to rise to a challenge.
Often silently viewed as eccentric and defiant, Azzar constantly strives to balance his formal responsibilities and intimate relationships, while he battles the condescending voices in his head that belittle his existence. But as a trained Alpha Senturi Black-Ops operative, he knows how to filter his thoughts and focus on the eye of the storm—and this process keeps him ready to resiliently combat the unknown.
While the unified nation of Avera rejoices after the recent victory in the conflict tagged as the War of Marvus, a dark cloud looms over the horizon. The infamous interplanetary terrorist faction known as the Gorilla Rebel Militia have set a diabolical scheme in motion, which commences off world upon one of the satellites of planet Macur, located in the Gamma sector. A bloody covert attack upon a Starline cruiser by a masked, 7-foot tall, eldritch, Scalatan male triggers a stark chain of events, as a man linked to the Averan Ministries Executive Board is viciously apprehended.
That clandestine event marks the birth of Operation Black Rain, a diabolical scheme to eclipse the seven major planets of the Makuran Galaxy in an explosive welter of endless violence and chaos. And the Overlord, the secretive supreme leader of the Gorillas, has sworn to rain down death upon all who dare to oppose his sadistic will. The Overlord has militant cells on every planet of the Makuran Galaxy, and he supplies them with the intel and armaments to execute his vehement objectives. He is far more ruthless than a space pirate commanding a near-infinite bloodthirsty horde. And his influence is as limitless as the bands of cyberspace. He is a man that many believe to be a fable, while others have tagged him as a reactive conglomerate of evolving heuristic algorithms birthed from a sentient mind that went mad eons ago, before fusing with a gullible life-form that served as his submissive host. But regardless of the mysterious web of lies that engulf his near-intangible persona, even the Centura are aware of the Overlord’s dark existence.
More destructive events soon unfold on a festive night within the capital mega state of Avera, when Prince Azzar’s best friend, Commander Vince, is almost assassinated by a peculiar stealth hunter. And in response to the attack, the brave hearted Prince abandons his beautiful date and rockets like a missile into the night in order to confront the mysterious invader. Yet Azzar has no idea of what truly awaits him, and neither is he aware of the price that many will pay in the days to come on account of his pride…
- Roots of Life
- by Sidney Decker
Roots of Life combines a sweeping historical epic with a hunt for a wonder drug lost for over a century. From Boston Harbor in 1838, to the Amazon, and Civil War battlefields the adventures and romances, victories and defeats of a brilliant southern surgeon unfold. The auction of a Civil War era chest leads a young man on an adventure of a lifetime as he follows the surgeon’s trail to find a medicine that could change the world. At every step he is met with intrigue and deception. This novel marries fiction with the actual historic events of a turbulent time.
- Ami Writes a Letter
- by Rosalinda Vargas
A kindergarten girl writes a letter to her mother serving in Iraq.
- White, Red, Black & Blue
- by Chuck Fair
Against a background of revolution and counter-revolution, a love that should never be burns in war torn Nicaragua. The new revolutionary government wants to pick up the pieces and build a better future for its people, but the newly elected president in Washington D.C. is not about to let a ragtag bunch of communists supported by Fidel Castro exist, let alone flourish. He orders the CIA to get in there and get it right this time, no more screw-ups like in Vietnam, send in American veterans to retrain the fragmented Guardia Nacional driven from the country.
Battered by economic woes and loss of his family to another man, decorated veteran Danny Blaine can find no other way to reclaim his dignity than to accept the CIA offer to train the Guardia Nacional, now euphemistically called Freedom Fighters.
The first woman to join the Sandinista rebels in mountains attempting to overthrow the tyrannical president of Nicaragua, Violet Chavera becomes the highest ranking woman in the post-revolutionary army, locked in never-ending battles against an enemy crossing her country’s borders. Now mentally harden by the death of her infant and the execution of her lover, the female fighter routinely defeats undisciplined Freedom Fighters north of Managua. That is, until the ex-marine Danny Blaine arrives at the border, then events turn against her.
Facing a treason charge after the total destruction of her troops by the American mercenary, the disgraced heroine becomes the perfect scapegoat for political enemies. Sickened by the endless carnage in the border war and disillusioned by contra deceit, the American veteran defects to the Sandinistas.
When the communist commander and the capitalist mercenary find themselves pushed together by an explosion of events, they resist the passion they feel for each other, but are unable to contain it.