#Inkshares Preview #27 – The Seventh Age: Dawn by Rick Heinz (@crankybolt)

Magic returns, bringing with it chaos and destruction in The Seventh Age by Rick Heinz

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The first in a planned series of urban fantasy novels, The Seventh Age: Dawn follows Mike Auburn as he deals with visions of the walking dead as he seeks evidence of the afterlife. He discovers a plot to bring magic back and demons and unleash them onto an unsuspecting world.

The tone is the best part right from the start – with the action set in Chicago and a darkly sardonic narrator, it’s hard not to compare it to the Dresden Files. The narrative quickly finds its own darkly comedic voice, though, as the story follows a twisted path into a dark conspiracy. Seventh Age: Dawn can be ordered at Inkshares or at Amazon now!

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#Inkshares Preview #17 – Crow’s Gambit by Patrick Tebbe

In Crow’s Gambit by Patrick Tebbe, aliens invade Earth and shut down all forms of flight – satellites, planes, and rockets.

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The premise of Crow’s Gambit is intriguing, with alien invaders blocking all flight on Earth. Airliners and anything that flies is destroyed, with no explanation from the mysterious Slyph aliens. The story follows Cassie, a drone pilot who flies low and fast to avoid human laws and alien weapons. Cassie is approached by an eccentric billionaire with a dream of reclaiming the skies. Hoever, there are forces on Earth that benefit from the status quo, and no one is certain how the aliens will react.

I thought the premise was really interesting as an examination of the impact of avionics on human history and culture. It sounds like it’ll be a thrilling read! You can preorder Crow’s Gambit at Inkshares here.

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#Inkshares Preview #16 – Sunshine is Forever by Kyle T. Cowan

Sunshine is Forever by Kyle T. Cowan is a darkly comic take on depression.

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How can an author handle the sensitive topics of teen depression and suicide? It’s a tough road to follow for any writer, but Cowan’s narrative strikes a balance between dark humor and deep respect for the tough issues facing teens. In a narrative reminiscent of The Catcher in the Rye, Hunter details his life in Camp Sunshine, a rehab center for depressed teens. He meets Corin, a beautiful and mysterious girl with a plan to break out of the camp. He has to choose between following Corin and escaping, or staying to finish the therapy he has begun.

I love the preview chapters a lot, as I found this book resonates with much of my memory of teenage years. Reviewers also appreciated the satire and brutal honesty of the tale. You can get Sunshine is Forever at Amazon or at its original Inkshares page.

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#Inkshares Preview #15 – It’s All Fun & Games by Dave Barett

It’s All Fun And Games by Dave Barett is a LARP session that becomes all too real.

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It’s All Fun and Games has 15-year-old Alison Duggan reluctantly agree to join her nerd friend’s gaming group. Shortly after the game begins, however, the group is transported to a world of nasty characters and real danger. Alison and her friends find themselves fighting for survival as they look for a way back home.

The preview chapters are fun and easy to read. This book proved so popular that it won the Nerdist contest in 2015, and there’s even a sequel in the works! You can grab It’s all Fun and Games at Amazon or at its original Inkshares page.

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#Inkshares Preview #13 – The Last Faoii by Tahani Nelson

The Last Faoii, an epic fantasy by Tahani Nelson, is due for release in September 2017!

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Kaiya is a member of the Faoii, an order of protectors who watch over Clearwall. When her monastary is attacked and her sisters are slaughtered, Kaiya must travel the country on a mission to avenge her sisters. She uncovers long-lost family secrets and meets a lost brother she never knew. Together, the siblings must face a dark army that is spreading across the land as Kaiya discovers her true heritage and powers.

Reviewers praise the engaging and vivid descriptions in the narrative, as well as the development of Kaiya as a strong female protagonist. Find The Last Faoii here!

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Inkshares Preview #11 – The Last Machine in the Solar System by Matthew Isaac Sobin

Author Matthew Isaac Sobin documents the future of our solar system and humanity’s legacy through the eyes of The Last Machine.

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The artificial intelligence known as Jonathan was created to outlive the solar system and extend the legacy of humanity beyond the inevitable expansion of our sun. He narrates a tale both proud and sad as he tells of his travels on Earth, and his journey as he outlives all of humanity.

I listened to the audiobook version of The Last Machine, and I appreciated the depth and care in the writing of this novella. It’s short, but it’s engaging and thoughtful, leaving the listener (or reader) with many deep questions at the end. Highly recommended for fans of sci-fi and deep thoughts about humanity’s legacy in an infinite cosmos.

The original Inkshares page is here, and click on the image above to find it on Amazon!

 

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Inkshares Preview #9 – Beyond the Code by Kelsey Rae

Beyond the Code by Kelsey Rae is an action-packed urban fantasy is in production on Inkshares!

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Beyond the Code follows Aurora, a member of a group of warriors with extraordinary abilities. The break away from The Order they once followed as they rise up against the Hand Council. The preview promises incredible superpowers, thrilling conspiracies, and great action sequences.

I found the preview fast-paced and easy to get drawn into. Check out Beyond the Code and pre-order now!

 

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Inkshares Preview #8 – Mushroom and Anchovy by KM Cooper

The delightfully absurd Mushroom and Anchovy by KM Cooper is currently in funding on Inkshares.

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Mushroom and Anchovy is a tongue-in-cheek steampunk fantasy with adventure and mystery. Patricia “Anchovy” Finnigan is an adventurer with the Panzerotti Group (!) who gets the chance to investigate an incredible treasure. When a fellow agent is murdered, however, she must work with the mysterious agent Vladimir “Mushroom” Kalkov to solve the case and find the treasure.

I enjoyed the preview immensely, and I just love the humorous narrative. Check out Mushroom and Anchovy and give this hilarious story your support!


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Inkshares Preview #7 – The Walls are Closing In by Jacqui Castle

I previewed The Walls are Closing In back when I first bought it. I found the preview quick and easy to read, and I was drawn in by the premise.

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The story follows Patch Evans as she investigates the truth within a nightmare surveillance state. As she discovers more about her closed-off country and her own family, she must decide who far she will go to spread the news to the masses.

Reviews praise the obvious allegories to the modern world, and the preview chapters offer a glance into a world both terrifying and plausible. Check out The Walls are Closing In here!


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Inkshares Preview #6 – Mission 51 by Ferd Crôtte

Ferd Crôtte entered Mission 51 in the Nerdist Contest and won big, and now this tale of an alien among us is in production.

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Mat is an alien who landed in Area 51 in 1954. Mat escapes from Area 51 on a cross-country adventure, and is forced to flee from several parties who want to recapture him. Mat does his best to fit in and discover what America is about as he seeks a way to return home.

Reviews for Mission 51 praise the allegory to the plights of immigrants to America, and the preview chapters promise an engaging read to come.  Check out Mission 51 on its Inkshares page here!


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