One of my favorite things to do in this world (sad, I know) is to scour Amazon.com for new and exciting books to read. However, of late a lot of my discoveries have come via my friend's website. If after all this time you still haven't checked out Jeroen ten Berge, then make today the day you do!
Jeroen is doing incredible work. What he accomplishes is very simple (if no easy task). He takes your eyes hostage and says "This Book Will Kick Ass!".
Here is just a recent sample of some of the terrific work here's doing, along with links to Amazon.com where you can buy the books (because I know you will!):
Paris Is A Bitch -- A Rain/Delilah Short Story
For most couples, a quiet dinner for two at Auberge de la Reine Blanche on the Ile Saint Louis would be just the thing to smooth out the complications in a romance. But for gorgeous Mossad operative Delilah and trying-to-retire contract killer John Rain, nothing is ever easy, and when Rain sees a crew of hard-looking men setting up outside the restaurant, he realizes someone has been bringing her work home with her. Is it a hit -- or something even worse? When it comes to killing, business and pleasure are the most dangerous mix of all.
This short story is about 8500 words, or a little under 40 pages in paper. The download comes with the first three chapters of the new John Rain novel, The Detachment (available soon), plus an essay called Personal Safety Tips from Assassin John Rain, which includes information that will be at least as valuable to civilians as it has been to Rain.
The Dishonored Dead: A Zombie Novel
From the mind of Robert Swartwood comes a zombie novel like you've never seen before ...
In a not-so-distant future, the world has devolved and most of the population has become the animated dead. Those few that are living are called zombies. They are feared and must be hunted down and destroyed.
Conrad is one of the animated dead. A devoted husband, a loving father, he is the best zombie Hunter in the world. But when he hesitates one night in killing a living adult, his job is put in jeopardy. Instead of being outright dismissed, he is transferred to a program so secretive even the Government would deny its existence — and where Conrad soon learns a startling truth about how his own son might be in danger of becoming a zombie.
As living extremists become more emboldened and blow up a Hunter Headquarters, as a power-hungry Hunter becomes more enraged and will stop at nothing to gain absolute power, Conrad begins to question not just his profession, but his own existence. And before he knows it he is on a journey of self-discovery, remembering a past he was forced to forget, and soon finding himself not only a hunted man, but a man who must now save both his son and the entire world.
THE DISHONORED DEAD is a 100,000-word zombie thriller that includes the 3,000-word short story "In the Land of the Blind," which won 10th Annual Chiaroscuro Short Story Contest and was the inspiration for the novel.
The vengeful ghost of an aborted baby girl goes on a killing rampage. Highway drifter, day laborer, and world-renowned psychic medium John Rock tries to stop her.
FINAL DESTINATION meets THE EXORCIST.
With UNBORN, Wilder wades into the blood-soaked waters of the paranormal horror genre and knocks one straight out of the park. This one is sure to keep you up late while it chills your blood.
--Blake Crouch, author of RUN
Cross Stephen King with Lee Child and you get Carson Wilder’s UNBORN. This debut novella has the unrelenting pace of a thriller, and in one of the best traditions of horror, it satirizes a controversial issue of our day. John Rock is a troubled drifter who talks to the dead. Only now Rock's in contact with a vengeful spirit who was never born. Don't be surprised if you follow their duel from beginning to end in one sitting.
--Eric Christopherson, author of CRACK-UP
The Rift (Detectives and Demons)
If Stephen King, Sam Raimi, and Quentin Tarantino had an angry, three headed love child, it might look something like this novel...
New Orleans has a problem: An interdimensional rift opened up and dropped a section of Hell, demons included, right in the heart of The City That Care Forgot.
Matt Faustus has a problem: One of those demons got lost on the way, and was bound straight to his soul.
Now, he's a flat broke, burnt out, battle tested P.I hired by trailer park trash to find a little girl kidnapped by a wayward demon with motives that may not be as sinister as they seem.
His investigation will lead him to the arms of an old love, into conflict with an irritable friend, through the streets of New Orleans, where violent, vile, and evil attitudes will hinder his every move, and to the outlying marsh where bad deals with bad demons were bargained in blood and the soul of an innocent was lost forever.
Finally, behind the Wall itself into the Heart of the Bestiary, where he'll come face to face with one of the most powerful Hellspawn in existence, in a confrontation where he'll weigh the fate of his soul against the welfare of the city, and learn there are never easy answers to the most difficult of questions.
The Rift is Book One in the blood soaked, hard boiled, rock-n-roll violent Demons and Detectives Series.
Liar (Icarus Helix)
Marcus Tiller gambled away all of his money to the Bad Men. No sweat - they gave him more. But when his new bets went sour, he became desperate. He signed on with Icarus Consulting to inject newborns with an experimental compound.
Fourteen years later, Ellen discovers a startling ability - she can tell if people are lying. Not only that, but when they do, she can hear their true thoughts.
When a smooth-talking stranger hints at her powers, paranoia starts. Ellen finds herself drawn into best friend drama, tip-toeing around boys and fearing a divorce.
With the masks of people around her shattering, will Ellen learn to live with her power... or be struck down by it?
This is the second novella of the Icarus Helix series. It is approximately 20,000 words. These novellas are intended to stand alone and may be read in any order.
Other Episodes in Season 1:
There you have it Wormies. Eye candy, right? If you want to see more check out Jeroen's website.