Saturday, January 25, 2014

Rise of the Huskers

The Raven Falconer Chronicles: Operation Z-Day has been a hit today on Amazon, ranking as high as #2 on the Canadian Horror Genre and #3 in the USA and UK for Post-Apocalyptic Novels.  To help keep the momentum and interest going, I am releasing book two in the series tonight!
Rise of the Huskers as show below is available NOW!  $0.99

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The quaint, little resort town of Banff, Alberta, set against the backdrop of majestic mountains and glacier lakes, is being torn apart by Huskers: virally altered humans acting on deep, carnal instincts.  The surviving populace, including Raven Falconer, her roommates, and RCMP Officer Zygmunt Nowicki, battle for resources, their lives, and a safe place to call their own.

Nathan Edwards, self-appointed leader of the Husker band, aggressively leads his group on horrific death-and-devour missions throughout the community, instilling fear among the healthy, and destroying any hope of rescue or survival.  Episode Two looks inside the murderous horde, their thoughts, actions and the sense of ‘pack’ that develops, as their numbers grow.  The once peaceful Biathlon Olympian controls the egregious Huskers with overblown aggression and a gift for carnage.  He rules, trying to fill an insatiable void, temporarily satisfying vulgar urges, while dominating the mob – simply because he can.

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As if the girls and Ziggy didn’t have enough to cope with, a new threat emerges, extending an olive branch, tainted with arsenic.  Darwin Gladue, visionary and self-anointed chief of a local native tribe, violently takes control of his people and leads them on a desperate errand to restore their tribal lands.

Diminishing supplies, greed, lust and an unstoppable will to survive will pit the three parties against one another, culminating in a spectacular climax of death and ruination, but for whom?

Operation Z-Day: Free Download January 25-27

Episode Two of The Raven Falconer Chronicles will be released later today and in celebration we are giving away Episode One: Operation Z-Day for the next three days.  Amazon and Goodreads Rated 5 Stars!

Anne F's Review:
"Zombies, vampires and apocalyptic tales are my favorite, so I looked forward to reading this zombie story. I was not disappointed and now have a new series to follow. The characters are real, the writing is gripping, and the story line takes a road not yet traveled in this genre (not that I have read). Even if you're not into zombies this is a great tale that is about more than just zombies. There were several points in the story where I was on the edge of my seat while reading. I intended to read this over the weekend, in between thousands of other things I had to do, but once I started I couldn't stop until the end. I love when an author's writing has the ability to make time disappear as Mr. Larsen did with Z-Day. Can't wait for The Huskers."

Episode One

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Hannah's Picks is pleased to welcome Author H.M. Jones to our team.  She is the author of Monochrome, a dark journey through an incredible alter universe with Abigail and Ishmael.  I recently read this novel and gave it a 5 star review:

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"I have two copies of this wonderful book: the first was given to me in exchange for a fair and honest review, the second I paid for seconds after finishing the first.  I believe exceptional literature should be appreciated and paid for.  Ms. Jones has written a dark, Alice in Wonderland styled story that will touch your heart with the characters plight and perhaps, if you're like me, have you start your own journey of introspection.  Once I began this unique exploration I could not stop, reading the book in only a couple of sittings.  I believe any reader would find it difficult to do otherwise.
The main characters, Abigail and Ishmael, were very well developed, making me feel as if I'd known them for years, and I probably have in the cluster of people I associate with.  I loved the way they were flawed with real problems but different points of view.  The challenge, a woman's battle with depression following the birth of a child, is written by an author who obviously knows what she is talking about, however, I will not speculate if she is speaking from personal experience or not, but there is truth to her words.  This reader found himself thinking about the story and the pair's trials well after putting the novel aside.
The place, Monochrome, is so one-of-a-kind that any description I might give it will pale by comparison.  Suffice it to say that the descriptive writing is done, as if by a veteran novelist and not the debut workings of a self-published author.  The Traders, Nightmares and other characters Abigail and Ishmael meet along their way, add depth to an already deep story and made it one that I will likely read again, for me, a rarity.
Who should read this?  It's certainly too much for children, but young adults, adults and anyone who loves a well-written story with a blend of fantasy should read this novel.  As other reviewers have suggested, if you have ever been touched by depression or just need a bit of soul searching yourself, this is a literary adventure that is calling your name."

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