Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Husker (Zombie) Appreciation

My recent work, The Raven Falconer Chronicles: Operation Z-Day, is starting to pick up steam with new readers and reviewers finding a new twist on an old theme refreshing.  Goodreads.com reviewers are 8 for 8 with 5 Star reviews and ratings.  I am finding that people are hesitant to purchase book one of a series that promises more.  Perhaps they've been burned in the past with long delays or non-existent second books but that will not be the case here.  Book two is near completion and will be available mid January 2014.  The next installment brings new players into the fight for survival and more despair and tragedy as well.
This is unlike any 'Zombie' novel you've ever read.  Take a look at what readers are saying:

HM Jones: Goodreads.com Reviews

"Raven and her friends are fun, interesting and well fleshed out. Pun intended (you'll get it when you read the books). Their dreadful adventure is fast paced, thrilling and keeps you guessing. This is like no other apocalyptic work. Larsen knows what came before him, and he plays with well known themes while making his own unique story. His first book is a fun take on themes that needed a new, interesting voice. Well paced, interesting read that this reader really enjoyed."

Brandon: 10/10 on IABookReviews.com

"One anagram will cover this review: O.M.G. This book is probably one of the best Zombie genre books I've read! The way the author keeps the real world in tact while the deadly virus ravages the world was amazing. As an author of a zombie series, I've got a lot I could learn from this author, and I plan to! I will recommend this to ALL zombie fans, period!"

 Book 1, Operation Z-Day, is available on Amazon, Smashwords and all other online retailers.  $0.99 with a promise that all episodes will be the same.  This episode is 40,000 words and episode 2 is shaping up to be about the same.  Click the cover below for a quick look on Amazon.com.

Amazon.com Rated 5.0 Stars $0.99

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Heather A. Buchman's Cowboys, Rodeos and Romance

Author Heather A. Buchman has crafted a series of romance novels that will appeal to a wide range of readers.  She writes from the heart about things that she's well acquainted with and bring her joy.  The story is set in the beautiful state of Colorado, amongst majestic landscapes and rugged, honest people.
The first in the series, And Then You Fall, introduces the characters and paints a picture for the balance of the books.  Readers have been taken in with her writing style and incredible descriptions.  As one reader has said: "Made me laugh. Made me cry. Put your jammies on, pour a glass of wine, light a fire, and immerse yourself in the world of Ben and Liv!"

Book #1 $4.99

Heather A. Buchman
Book #2, And Then You Dance, picks up where 'Fall' leaves off with And Then You Kiss due for release in 2014.  I'm not much of a romance reader but this series really caught my attention.  I'll confess, it was the covers that got me, but once I looked into the author's reviews and the storyline I contacted her for this highlight feature.  You can read more about her with multiple links at www.eReaderRecon.com.
We're betting these 'Cowboy Romance Novels' are set for success.

Book #2 $4.99

Monday, December 23, 2013

eReaderRecon's 'In the Crosshairs' Feature

I happened upon a book and author this past week that I wanted to share with you.  Her name is Elyse Salpeter and her most recent title is The Hunt for Xanadu.  Ms. Salpeter has been writing for years, with her works published via mainstream publishing services but most recently, she has taken to self publishing.  To learn more about her, please visit her site at www.ElyseSalpeter.com; once there, you can read more about her and her collection of entertaining works.

The Hunt for Xanadu is receiving wonderful, 5 Star reviews and is attracting a wide range of readers including young adults.  The writing style is lively and the story compelling as one reviewer, Frank Tuttle, states:

"In this modern-day thriller slash fantasy epic slash romance novel, heroine Kelsey Porter's motivations seem simple enough, at first. Kelsey sets out to murder the man who killed her parents and brutalized her when she was a child.

But along the way, Kelsey comes face to face with beings from Buddhist mythology, and it's then that the novel really takes off.

Finding fantasy elements based on a real-world belief system is a refreshing change from the usual recycled vamps-n-demons trappings. Salpeter weaves these elements into the narrative skillfully, giving the tale a truly unique tone and making for some surprising twists.

I thoroughly enjoyed this book! More Kelsey Porter, please"

I'm sure I'll be reading and recommending her books for some time to come.  Please take a minute to see what she's created: Amazon  -  eReaderRecon  -  Facebook

Amazon $4.02

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Book Blast Special Promotion $0.99 Sale

A Book Blast Promo has pushed The Living Hunger into Amazon's Top 100 in both the War and Apocalyptic Genres.  Thanks to everyone who has helped the novel finish the year strong.  I look forward to the release of Book #2 in the series...watch here for more information.

Click Above for Link to Amazon

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Author Alliance Book Review

Joseph Spuckler, an Author Alliance Reviewer, recently read and reviewed The Living Hunger.  You can read his review below or follow the link to their main page for verification and other helpful reviews:

The Living Hunger by Dennis Larsen is a post apocalyptic novel. Larsen grew up in the shadow of Hill Air Force Base. He has worked as an optometrist for the past twenty-six years. This is his third novel.
The Living Hunger is a realistic post-apocalypse adventure, meaning no zombies which is a refreshing change of pace. War was worldwide and complete. Nuclear, biological, and chemical weapons were used. People now live in little pocket communities scraping together and trying to survive. Some people have not settled into communities and look to join or just continue on their way. Most communities are out for their survival and hope to peacefully exist with others. In Utah, one community in particular run by Don Bullock is out for more. He wants control and supplies and will stop at nothing to get them. Bullock has a professional killer in Solomon, an African who has been killing since he was a teen, and a group of soldiers who, for a rather gruesome reason, earned the title of “Harvesters”. The good guys are lead by army veteran Sergeant Farrell Jenson a veteran of the next Korean conflict, and he provides the leadership example for the people of Bear River High School community. Jenson’s brother Rodney, Mel Ghostkeeper their medic, Clayton and Cory, who provide some comic relief, and remains of the Allen family make up the core characters.
The effects of the war have caused problems for the survivors. One of the biggest problems they face is the future survival of mankind. There have been no live, or rather survivable births in the last three years. There is hope from a lab in Colorado that the aftereffects of the chemical and biological warfare might be cured. Now it becomes a matter of which side will get the cure and which side will prevail in the war for freedom or for power.
Larsen writes a believable story of a possible future war. The effects of the warfare seem plausible. Most readers will not have a problem with suspension of disbelief in the story. As a Marine veteran, I did find a detail or two caught my attention, but they either worked well in the story or were not important enough to effect the story. The characters work well together and are all very well developed. The reader may not like the character, but the reader will understand the character and the reason for his actions. The times are grim and there is no “off time”. If you let your guard down, you may not live to regret it. The survivors face real world problems and have real world setbacks. There are no Deus ex machina in this novel.
There are plenty of action novels on the market and most try to go over the top or create super human heroes to carry out the story. Here the people are all very human and all have their failings. Some actions may be seen as heroic, but nothing that is unbelievable. The story is well written and flows smoothly without any jumps in logic. The Living Hunger has all that you would expect in this type of novel. There is plenty of action, strategy, and twists. There is also the day to day dealings of the characters that help keep the story realistic and interesting. A very good read for fans of realistic post-apocalyptic novels.
Book Review by Joseph Spuckler

The Living Hunger is on sale for a few more days before it returns to its regular price of $2.99.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

A Dead Body, Black Magic, and a Vampire Enforcer...

Could you ask for anything more?  This series, The Guardian Witch, is growing in popularity and has been very well received by readers around the world.  The author, Ally Shields, strikes a chord with so many lovers of Urban Fantasy and we are pleased to host her newest title as the 'In The Crosshairs' featured book for the next few days.

Blood and Fire, #4 in the series, is Amazon Rated 4.5 stars with readers reporting the following:

"Just as good as the ones before! I love the series. The characters are so strong,even the secondary characters like the weretigers are believable and interesting. I can't wait for more of about Aly and Andreas story and the fight to come against the 0 Seven! Hurry Ally I can't wait" --Tracy LeVieux (Amazon Reader)

Another 5 Star Amazon Reviewer:
"Blood and Fire was a very enjoyable story. I loved the characters the author created and the world in which they lived. Ari is a guardian and a witch who is romantically involved with the vampire prince Andreas. Together they have great chemistry and magic to help them protect their people. Ari is working with a human cop named Ryan to investigate the murder of a TV personality looking for some kind of artifact. Not only does Ari need to find the murderer but she needs to figure out what type of artifact was being sought after in order to bring peace to her community. Because she is not the only one looking for this artifact. On top of all that she is involved with Andreas and his battle to figure out why the O-Seven has sent an enforcer to Canada and to put things in place to protect his people. The story has everything a reader needs to keep them interested from the very beginning. All the secondary characters are well developed and play an important role in the story. Ally Shields does a great job with this book. I haven't read any of the first ones in this series and I never had any problems with following the story or characters. I enjoyed this world Ally created and will definitely be looking to read more of her work. Highly recommend" --Dsaraceni

 Visit our main page for more information and links to this exciting series!

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Author Interview by Su Williams

I recently did an interview with fellow author, Su Williams.  She was kind enough to post the exchange on her blog.  In the coming days I will be posting some information about her latest release, Dream Weaver, which I'm sure many of you will find entertaining and interesting.

Interview Link

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Christmas Sale - Goodreads Giveaway - Free Bonus

I am sponsoring a giveaway on Goodreads.com this coming week.  Sign up with the link below to win an Autographed Copy of the novel.  In conjunction with the giveaway I am also offering the digital version for just $0.99, a $2.00 savings, and there's more.  Purchase a copy of The Living Hunger and use the Smashwords' Coupon Code Link, located to the right on this blog, to download a FREE copy of The Raven Falconer Chronicles: Operation Z-Day.  Enter the code at checkout for your free copy.
This is our way of saying thank you to the many supporters who have helped make 2013 a successful year for our sites, our books and our new friendships.
(We are testing out the honor system: Please do not download the free bonus if you have not purchased The Living Hunger. Thanks)

Goodreads Book Giveaway

The Living Hunger by Dennis F. Larsen

The Living Hunger

by Dennis F. Larsen

Giveaway ends December 19, 2013.
See the giveaway details at Goodreads.
Enter to win

Monday, December 9, 2013

Aftermath of an Incurable Virus - Hope's Legacy #1

I recently came across a writer who must share my brain.  She has produced a novel, After the End, which speaks to my heart and explores many of the avenues that I find so thrilling to write about.  She is creative in her own right and writes with a flow that I know you'll enjoy.  The book is currently only available in paperback but I'm confident it will also be downloadable in the near future for your Kindle or Kobo.
This is one I will certainly be adding to my collection of post-viral thrillers.  You can visit her Amazon sale's page below or her Facebook site, as well.  We are also hosting her as our Administrator's Choice on eReaderRecon for the next few days.  Watch for great things from this young writer.



Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Murder is a Family Affair - True Story

At the present time I have a very interesting book featured on eReaderRecon.com.  A true story of a family's involvement in murder through the generations and not told by some third party but a family member, Donalie Beltran.  This is the stuff movies are made of and you have a chance to read this gripping story for only a few dollars.  Click the link below to go directly to Amazon or follow the highlighted text above to see more links and information about this 5.0 Star Rated Indie Author Success Story.

Amazon $6.92

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Karynne Summars' Gripping Suspense Novel

A friend of mine has recently published a first rate novel entitled Desperate Pursuit in Venice.  I wanted to give a shout out to Karynne today and wish her the best on the heels of this excellent new release.  I have it featured on my sister site, eReaderRecon and you can read the synopsis there or go directly to Amazon with the pictured link below.  I'm currently reading this one myself and will post a review once I've completed the manuscript.

Amazon $2.99

Friday, November 29, 2013

O Come, Emmanuel - Christmas Version - ThePianoGuys

I was trying to hold off until December before posting any Christmas material but I saw this video tonight and had to post it.  Very moving and beautiful rendition of the classic, O Come, Emmanuel.
The Piano Guys are truly one of my favorite performing groups.  I love their dedication to their craft and the high-res videos.  They have some incredible releases and you can visit their site here.

Black Friday - Freebie

eReaderRecon.com posts the top 10 Free Amazon downloads every day.  This the top of 10 most read genres.  It's a quick and easy way to get a smattering of what's available for easy download.  One page - ten titles, but today we have one of our Indie Authors, Lake Lopez, with his book also going FREE and it's a winner.  Visit the download page and view all of the titles and grab up a few for yourself.

FREE - Click Image

Thursday, November 28, 2013

e-Book Cover Designer, Brandi Doane McCann

I recently ran across a new designer that has impressed me with her work.  She offers a number of services but it was her eBook Covers that caught my attention.  Her portfolio is full of imaginative, successful covers and she has pre-made options to choose from, starting at $60.  Custom made Book and eBook covers are also available.  She is certainly creative and gifted but for many Indie Authors, working on a shoestring budget, she is also affordable.  Take a look at her work with her link below:


For additional author resources and helpful links catch up with us below:

Author Resources

Monday, November 25, 2013

What Do a Curse and Vampires Have in Common?

And the answer is . . . Arousing the Legacy!  My wife is so involved in The Vampire Diaries right now that I was pleased to see AJ Raven list his book on my site, eReaderRecon.com.  This YA Tale looks very engaging.  I'll download a copy for my wife.  This Colville Mystery is a new release and is rated 5.0 Stars on Barnes and Noble but is waiting for a first review on Amazon.  Share this link with the vampire lover in your life.  It appears you won't be sorry.

Amazon, B&N $2.99

Friday, November 22, 2013

A Plethora of New-Release Titles

I've recently hooked up with a writer's social networking site, www.Marsocial.com.  There are a great bunch of writing enthusiasts, poets, journalists, etc to mingle with and it's opened up a door for new authors to utilize my website, eReaderRecon.com.  Visit the site and browse the dozens of new authors with new release titles.  Some will surprise and delight you with their talent and inspiration.

Below are a few covers from the past few days:


I've also started an Author's Resource Section to provide helpful links and suggestions for Indie Authors and others who may be interested.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

And Now Something for our Young Adult Readers

Finding Kaden, a novel by Jean Reinhardt, is the first in her The Finding Trilogy.  It has everything I look for in a book that I can read over a weekend and feel totally satisfied.  Please take a minute to read the short synopsis below and then visit her amazon site for more information.  Here is your opportunity to enjoy new talent and help an Indie Author navigate the world of writing and publishing.  I do appreciate all the views and support from those that travel in these circles.

A vicious attack leaves seventeen year old Kaden suffering from amnesia. He finds himself caught up in a world of abduction, conspiracy, exploitation and murder. Detective Jake Matthews must convince the young man's family that their son is dead in order to keep him alive. Meanwhile, six missing teenagers cause problems for a sinister organization, led by a dangerous man who considers himself to be above the law

Amazon $0.99
Amazon $0.99

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Zombies . . . and a Cure!

I've not personally run across many writers who are exploring some of the same topics I feel inclined to pursue, but in Deirdre Gould I may have found a kindred spirit.  Her latest novel, After the Cure, is an interesting departure from the normal Zombie theme.  She explores the end game of a zombie apocalypse and what would happen if there were a cure and the social implications for those that lived through the event.
The book is highly praised and rated.  It was released in August of this year and has done well to climb the Amazon charts.  If you like a good zombie or horror type novel, this is for you.  Follow the link below to Amazon.

Amazon $2.99

Friday, November 15, 2013

What are Readers Saying?

I find the most difficult aspect to writing, then finishing a novel to be the promotional side of things.  It somehow seems arrogant to constantly beat a drum, sounding to the world your accomplishment.  Over the past year I've discovered that many Indie Authors struggle with the same thing.  They write a thought provoking novel, invest countless hours in preparing it for the public and it falls flat because they fail to navigate the millions of books and dozens of websites that stand in their way.
I'm still trying to sort it all out but I'm making headway.  At this point, I'm happy to be writing for the simple joy of the 'creative experience' and not counting sales to pay my bills.  My heart goes out to the hundreds and perhaps thousand of would-be authors that find themselves in that situation.
The Living Hunger continues to do well especially in the UK but this past week it has ranked in Amazon's top 100 for post-apocalyptic novels in both the USA and UK.  Thanks to followers and readers for making the book a success  -- well over a thousand copies have been sold worldwide.

I'll let some readers do the rest of the talking today:

"The characters are believable and the story frighteningly possible. This is well-worth the time invested, and he's definitely on my list of author's to follow in the future... if we have on."  USA Reader, aerodrome 5 Stars

" This book had it all, it kept you turning pages as fast as you could read them from page 1. Very suspenseful. A must read book."  USA Reader, Carla 5 Stars

"Review: Where do I start with this review? This book will have you laughing, crying, loving, and learning. When I started reading this book I was very happy that the book was a post-apocalyptical story without zombies. The book was VERY well planned out and the descriptions of everything was utterly amazing. The characters in the books were flawed, and it made them so much more realistic because of it. The amount of action in the book was perfect with the amount of necessary information to understand the book in it's entirety. I recommend this book for ANY post-apocalyptic genre fan. I know I'll be re-reading this a few times!"  USA Reader & IA Reviewer, Brandon 5 Stars

"A bloody good read.  I really enjoyed this book and its characters. It held me from page one right to the last page. It deals with a post war earth that has all but died from chemical and biological war. The few survivors try to live off the land and this is the story of their lives. Well worth the read!"  UK Reader, Goodread 5 Stars

"The Living Hunger - wow! What a story! Exciting... chillingly realistic, full of interesting characters that struggle to become tougher as the battle to survive ramps up. I've read quite a few apocalyptic stories, but this one grabs your emotions and pulls you in."  UK Reader, Chris 5 Stars

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

S.L. Stacker's Romance with a Dangerous Twist

I'm not one much for romance novels but I do enjoy an intriguing novel with some larceny or an underlying current of danger.  That's what Macyn's Letter appears to deliver.  The reviews are outstanding with an overall Amazon rating of 5.0 stars.  I've already downloaded and started to read this novel and I'd encourage you to do the same.  It's currently $2.99 on Amazon but with a price match to Smashwords of $0.00 you can get this title for FREE.  Use the links below to start this talented new author's series.



Barnes and Noble

Pleasant Surprise!

I'm generally not a morning person but was pleased when I awoke this morning to find The Living Hunger in the Top 20 for both War and Post-Apocalyptic genre on the Amazon.com site.  As most aspiring authors, I've sifted through my share of promotional material and used several serviced to get the word out about my novels, but I keep coming back to eReaderNewsToday.com.  They consistently deliver to an audience of readers that helps to boost my sales.  The thing I love about their promotions is you only pay for books sold: no $250 upfront cost with no guarantee of sales.

November 13, 2013 - The Living Hunger Status

Then, another wonderful bit of news before I headed off to work -- NO WORK TODAY.  I'd forgotten that I worked an extra day last week and had scheduled today free.  Perhaps I should buy a lottery ticket today!

Well Raven and Nathan, I guess it's just you and me today, 5000 words and I'll be able to relax.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

The Wrath of the Orphans

Hot, New Fantasy Title from Chris Philbrook -- Rated 5.0 Stars on Amazon with enough reviews to give the reader a good idea of the writing/story quality.  I see a lot of new releases due to the eReaderRecon.com site but this one impresses more than most.  If you enjoy a good plot with a dark side I think you'll enjoy this trilogy.  The author reports that it will be on sale this week for a few days at only $0.99.


Attention Authors!

It's been awhile since I've invited more new releases to be added to my site, www.eReaderRecon.com, so I wanted to extend an invitation to anyone reading this with a new release to contact me through the site's submit page.  Get more exposure for your title for free, no gimmicks, just an opportunity to show your work on a different venue.  I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Opportunity for New Authors and New Releases

Sale Hosted by eReaderNewsToday - $0.99 Sale

The Living Hunger Sale $0.99
One of my favorite sites is hosting a sale today for The Living Hunger.  Pick up your digital copy today for just $0.99 -- sale ends Nov. 13th at midnight.

Direct link to Amazon, if you prefer.

Monday, November 11, 2013

UK Top 100

Amazon.com $0.99 Reg Price
I was so very pleased to see that both The Living Hunger and Operation Z-Day have moved into the UK Top 100 Post-Apocalyptic Novels today.  Tomorrow had been scheduled to start a sales promo with eReaderNewToday.com in celebration of the release of book one in The Raven Falconer Chronicles: Operation Z-Day.  For a limited time both books will be available for just $0.99.
Goodreads reviews and ratings put The Living Hunger at 4.87 stars and Operation Z-Day at 5.0.  Please take a minute to view each with the links below for Amazon and Smashwords:

Amazon.com $0.99 Sale

     The Living Hunger

     The Raven Falconer Chronicles: Operation Z-Day

Remembrance Day 2013

Sir Winston Churchill is famous for saying,

"Never was so much owed by so many to so few."

 Share in a moment of silence with us on this special dedicated day; remember the lives lost and the sacrifices made for you and for me.  Truly, many have laid their very lives on the alter of freedom that we might live in free lands and pursue happiness unrestrained.  My hat comes off and my heart goes out to these courageous men and women who have given us so much. -- Dennis F. Larsen

The Living Hunger - Amazon 4.7 Stars

The Living Hunger has been out just over four months and I'm pleased with the way it's been received.  UK sales continue to outperform the USA, can't explain that one, but I'm not complaining.  Below is a recent review from Ryan, a Goodreads reader:

"In general, I don't post reviews of books I've read. I find books to be an extremely personal experience and I would hate for my review to alter someone's in any way.

That said, I do find it appropriate to encourage the writing and reading of exceptional stories; The Living Hunger being a prime example. As many have wrote before me, this story, with it's familiar characters and breakneck pace, keeps you glued from the outset. I would be lying if I didn't suspect that the premise would become predictable. I was happy to find however that the writer chose not to go this route; though it does lead to some reader heart ache. Finally, I find that my overall takeaway is what convinced me to comment; be the light in whatever shade of darkness dares come your way."

Thanks Ryan

Visit Goodreads for more insightful reviews (Rated 4.87).

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Signed Perfect Bound Copy Giveaway

Enter to win a signed copy of the post-apocalyptic novel, The Living Hunger.  Highly rated and a top seller in the UK, take this opportunity to win a free copy.

Goodreads Book Giveaway

The Living Hunger by Dennis F. Larsen

The Living Hunger

by Dennis F. Larsen

Giveaway ends November 15, 2013.
See the giveaway details at Goodreads.
Enter to win

Monday, October 28, 2013

Operation Z-Day Released Today

The Raven Falconer Chronicles: Operation Z-Day was released today on Amazon and will be available over the next week on all of the distribution channels including Kobo, iBooks, Barnes and Noble, and more.

Short Synopsis:
A vicious, viral invader launches a deadly assault, beginning in Canada but quickly spreading to all parts of the globe.  Raven Falconer, a would-be author, struggles to survive along with a trio of roommates in a land succumbing to death and transformation.  Fast paced and ultimately a terror ride, shedding light on a realistic scenario in a world destroyed by microscopic assailants.

Episode One Available NOW -- $0.99

Monday, October 14, 2013

New Outlets

After much consideration and watching the advantages of Amazon's KDP program dropping off, I have decided to expand the distribution of The Living Hunger to include the following sites with more being added soon:

Will be activated in the next few days.

Available Now

Available Now
Thanks for helping to make this title a success.

Operation Z-Day: Episode One

Episode one of The Raven Falconer Chronicles will be released prior to Halloween 2013.  Final edits are underway and awaiting editorial reviews to assist with the launch.  The cover, as with all my titles is the work of Sean Strong of the UK.  Each episode (~40,000 words) of this Canadian tale will be priced at just $0.99 and available on Amazon, Smashwords, Kobo, iBooks and others.  Check back here for direct links and release date:

Copyright 2013 Dennis F. Larsen

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Operation Z-Day: The Beginning


The year is 2019 and the world is ripe for the next great pandemic.  Viral genomes mutate on the fly, casual intimacy is common and travel is easy.  These factors and others allow the spread of a caustic invader to overwhelm, then overcome their host organism -- us.  Calgary, Alberta, known to the world for The Stampede and 1988 Winter Olympics, is home to Raven Falconer, an aspiring author, and her three roommates.  The women, fun-loving and educated, are intent on furthering their careers and life's circumstances.  Soon their lives will be tested to the very limits of friendship and human endurance.

The planet's history is put on hold as Canada suffers the devastating effects of an out-of-control virus, spawning a worldwide epidemic.  Travel, commerce, all day-to-day activities are suspended, but it's too late.  Thousands, then millions fall victim to the infection.  The elderly and weak succumb while the survivors lose brain function and ultimately their identity, spiraling into a zombie-like state where only carnal instincts prevail.

Seeing the writing on the wall, the friends retreat to the mountains of Banff in search of peace and shelter, hoping the worst will pass.  They emerge from a secluded cabin to find marshal law instituted and a world turned upside down, where kill or be killed is rampant.  Join Raven, her best friends Mick, Bobi, and Hannah for the ride of their lives.  Throw in an Olympic Biathlon competitor, Nathan Edwards, infected with the transforming virus and nowhere is safe.

Episode One traces the roommates’ flight from the city and their face-to-face encounters with an emerging, deadly threat, the Huskers: animalistic post-viral humans that will do anything to survive.


The cover design is in the works.  Will post more soon!
Looking for a release date prior to Halloween.

The Raven Falconer Chronicles: Episode One

First off, let me say congratulations to Emily of Lincolnshire, GB for winning the latest Goodreads Giveaway for The Living Hunger.  Watch in the coming weeks for your chance to win an autographed copy of the novel.

I have just put my latest project through its first edit and am anxious to get it released prior to Halloween.  It is a Viral Pandemic episodic novel, book one in the series (Operation Z-Day: The Beginning).  The story is set in Canada, this episode winding its way to beautiful Banff where four roommates struggle to survive and understand the changes taking place in the world.

I am looking for a handful of readers that would like to be the first to read the episode and offer suggestions, insights, plot holes, editorial reviews, etc.  If you are interested and would like a first look, drop me a note and I'll endeavor to get a PDF version out to you.  The material is copyrighted and I would appreciate the manuscript not being circulated.


Friday, September 13, 2013

Fantascize.com Review

A huge Sci Fi website has posted a nice, positive review of The Living Hunger.
Take a look!

or read it below by rmframe Sept 2013:

Living Hunger by Dennis Larsen, paints a picture of a post-apocalyptic world set in 2020. The global war that knocked out the infrastructure, and caused the breakdown of the governments and military of the world, also led to chemicals in the atmosphere for the survivors, causing medical issues on top of the daily struggle to rebuild their lives.

The story follows two brothers, Farrell and Rod Jensen. Farrell is ex-military, and officer who managed to make it home to find no one left in his family other than Rod. They find the Allens, their neighbors from before the war. Together, they and other survivors from their pre-war town, take refuge in a school, and become the Bear River community. But their peaceful yet difficult life, is disrupted by Don Bullock, a selfish man for whom survival and community are not enough.

The focus on community and their day-to-day solutions is interesting. These people do not have major issues falling back on previous technology; they make due with what they could find. Their major issues are medical, caused by a lack of ability to absorb the nutrients needed. This primarily results in a lack of fertility and children who don't survive birth, especially in a devastating world they're trying to rebuild.
Rod's interest Alison, a young widow, is a significant character. Her experience in facing the death of her newborn, illustrates these issues in a way that wrenches the heart.

The book does an excellent job showing the hardship of a world with a lot of deaths, both medical and through violence. In Don and Solomon, his assassin, the book shows the depths of human depravity, brought out in crisis, but this is contrasted to the supporting environment of the Bear River community. It portrays a black and white view of human nature.

It is thorough and has a plenty of description of both action and non-action scenes, so the reader can imagine themselves in the world. The dialogue is amusing at times and harsh when it needed to be and was appropriate to the rural community. One example of the author’s style is this paragraph:

A thinning morning fog hung loosely in the air that was dissipating rapidly as the warmth of the sun heated the moisture and sent it skyward. A collection of men milled about, drinking their morning coffee and hot chocolate just outside Old Main. To the casual spectator it was obvious they were not preparing for a picnic. Each man carried multiple weapons and enough ammunition to start a small revolution. The theme for the day would be ‘terminate with extreme prejudice’.
The resiliency of the human spirit, community, and faith are some of the themes examined in the book. It shows hope after the tragedy of war. The characters are the type of people who not only survive, but also ensure that their neighbors and families do, without losing their humanity along the way. These characters are not pinning for a world that passed, nor are they reduced to accepting the end of humanity.

The epilogue is an excellent snapshot of these characters that points towards the next book in the series. If you love to see human beings who respond well in realistic situations, even in the darkest of times, and manage to push back against the evil in the world, then this book is highly-recommended for you.

Saturday, August 31, 2013

J. Farrell Larsen Born 82 Years Ago Today

My father, Farrell Larsen, would have turned 82 years today had it not been for a tragic horse-riding accident seven years ago.  I've thought a lot about him today and over the past few months, as I've written and published The Living Hunger.  The novel is dedicated to his memory and he is, in fact, the man behind the book's main character, Farrell Jenson.  Many of the things that happen to Farrell along the way in the story are, in fact, real-life events that were changed only slightly to fit the story's narrative.
As in the book, he did serve in Korea as a tank mechanic and did, on more than one occasion, venture into enemy territory to recover equipment as depicted in the novel.  Over the next few months, I hope to acquaint the book's followers with more details from his life that are injected into the story.  He was a strong man with faults and frailties, like us all, but he loved his family and in his later years tried to make up for years lost to personal challenges.  Today, I missed him a little more than I usually do and wish I could hear him say one more time, "Well my boy, I love and miss you."  Me too, Dad - me too.

J. Farrell Larsen (1931-2006)

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

A Pair of Romance Novels

Newly published authors, Tanya Watt and Mindy Larsen, offer a pair of unique and well written stories for you reading pleasure.  If you enjoy romance writing with a bit of twist or something a bit out of the ordinary, then these are right down your alley.  Please take a look at the Amazon links below or browse and assortment of new releases at www.eReaderRecon.com.  Like the Facebook.com/eReaderRecon and get the latest updates as they are posted.

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Something Imaginative for Your Sunday - The Returns

I recently posted the details of a rather ingenious novel to my website, www.eReaderRecon.com, that I wanted to share here.  M.K. Clinton has written a unique novel which is fun and easy to read.  Highly rated on both Amazon and Goodreads, the novel should tickle your funny-bone and entertain you to the last page.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Amazon Top 100 in Post-Apocalyptic and Action & Adventure

My novel, The Living Hunger, made some major headway yesterday with the help of eReaderNewsToday.com.  The novel climbed the ranks yesterday to finish at #12 in the Post-Apocalyptic genre but this morning has continued to climb to #5 and is also sitting at #14 in the Action & Adventure category.  I could not be more pleased with the book's performance and the reviews that it's received.  Thanks to those that have shown interest and those that have helped to make the book a success.

Work is progressing with Book 2 in the series and I look forward to its release later this year or early in 2014.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

eBook Sale Items: 3 Books @ $0.99 Limited Offer

For the next couple of days pick up my novel, The Living Hunger, along with a couple of friends books for less than a buck.  Amazon and Goodreads links are located below, along with current ratings:

The Living HungerAmazon.com 4.8 Stars, Goodreads.com 5.0 Stars

The Griffin CryerAmazon.com 4.7 Stars, Goodreads.com 4.27 Stars
(A novel by Julia Hughes)

Letters I Wish I Had SentAmazon.com 4.6 Stars, Goodreads.com 3.86 Stars
(A Collection of Humorous Letters by Preston Randall)

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Awesome Facebook Page

Another author told me about a Facebook page dedicated to Sci Fi and Fantasy 'everything'.  I was amazed at the content and the following.  Take a look with the link below and have some fun.  Unique content, tons of contributions and fun, fun, fun.

Friday, August 16, 2013

New Fantasy Novel by Deborah Jay

Deborah Jay has published her debut novel recently and if you're a fan of the Fantasy Genre, then this is for you.  Book one will have you looking for more.  For a host of locations to download her work, please visit www.eReaderRecon.com.

Sunday, August 11, 2013

A Canadian Zombie Storm is Coming . . .

I'm just putting the finishing touches on a new serial publication that will be available before the end of the month.  A new spin on the 'Zombie' theme: more realism, putting the reader into a plausible, horrifying scenario.  Watch for the release in the coming weeks and join Raven and her friends as they battle for survival!

Two new releases today by a couple of new authors:
Science Fiction or Humorous; Take your Pick!