Monday, August 29, 2016

Liana Brooks shares Decoherence, A Time & Shadow Mystery



Multiverse. Alternate realities. The Many-Worlds Interpretation of quantum theory… they’re all names for the idea that there is more than one version of reality. More than one version of you. It’s a fun idea that’s been played with more times than I can count.

In the Time & Shadows series I played with this idea; we know who Jane Doe is, but not which reality she came from.



In the first book, THE DAY BEFORE, the reader only sees a momentary glimpse of one other possible iteration of time. In CONVERGENCE POINT the readers get to see two. In DECOHERENCE the narrative weaves between several different interlacing realities. There’s not only more than one possible version of history, but there are multiple variations of the main character, Samantha Rose.

Genetically identical, each Sam is a unique individual. Being able to play with the multiverse theory and examine what happens when one person makes a different choice in each iteration of time was one of the joys of writing these series. Characters are so often stuck in their choices, with a plot driven by consequence, that they don’t get a chance to think What If?

DECOHERENCE comes out in e-book on September 13th, with the print edition to follow in October.


Before you run off to buy the books and get started reading, tell me, what’s one life changing choice you made?  



Readers of Blake Crouch's DARK MATTER and Wesely Chu's TIME SALVAGER will love Liana Brooks' DECOHERENCE--the thrilling, time-bending conclusion to the Time & Shadow series!





Samantha Rose and Linsey MacKenzie have established an idyllic life of married bliss in Australia, away from the Commonwealth Bureau of Investigation, away from mysterious corpses, and—most of all—away from Dr. Emir’s multiverse machine.
But Sam is a detective at heart, and even on the other side of the world, she can’t help wonder if a series of unsolved killings she reads about are related—not just to each other, but to the only unsolved case of her short career.
She knows Jane Doe’s true name, but Sam never discovered who killed the woman found in an empty Alabama field in spring of 2069. She doesn’t even know which version of herself she buried under a plain headstone.

When Mac suddenly disappears, Sam realizes she is going to once more be caught up in a silent war she still doesn’t fully understand. Every step she takes to save Mac puts the world she knows at risk, and moves her one step closer to becoming the girl in the grave.






Liana Brooks write sci-fi and crime fiction for people who like happy endings. She believes in time travel to the future, even if it takes a good book and all night to get there. When she isn’t writing, Liana hikes the mountains of Alaska with her family and giant dog. Find her at LianaBrooks.com or on Twitter as @LianaBrooks





Friday, August 26, 2016

Check out the Secret Supers series by Aurora Springer, Bk 2 recently out.



Starrella Falls, Book 2 of the Secret Supers

College freshman Estelle Wright has it all: a superpower, a flying horse, and a hunky boyfriend. All is threatened when her old enemy swears revenge, ruthless killers target Atalanta, and Toby is under pressure to dump her. But, Estelle’s knack of finding trouble scuttles his plans. With their lives at stake, they face agonizing decisions where the wrong choice leads to disaster. 

If you enjoy superhero adventures with quirky animals, thrilling chases and a rollercoaster romance, read this fun story.


 It’s non-stop action from beginning to end. This time, the giant creatures threatening humans are reptiles…far larger than they are supposed to be. The romance between Toby and Starrella looks shaky through much of the book, but love always finds a way.

I give this a 4.5 rounding up due to so much action. I lost count of all the attacks…seriously.


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Excerpt
Their meals arrived and Toby tackled the burger with his usual gusto. While he was occupied with the food, Estelle chewed slowly and stared around the pub. A man entering drew her attention by his formal attire of a dark suit and tie, unlike the regular customers in their casual clothes. A short beard and dark glasses hid the stranger’s expression. He strolled to the bar and stared at the rows of bottles on the mirrored wall.

Estelle nudged Toby. “Don’t look yet. He just came in.”

“Who?” Toby mumbled through a mouthful of fries.

She hissed in his ear, “I think it’s Croaker in disguise. Imagine him with a beard.”

“Blast! He’s seen my photo from those kidnappers.” Toby swallowed his fries too fast, and smothered a cough with his hand. Examining his half empty glass of beer, he looked around as if in search of the waitress with a refill. “Reckon you’re right,” he whispered. “He’s seen us. Watch out! Croaker’s dangerous. Uses poison darts.”

Squeezing his fingers, Estelle hissed, “Okay. What’ll we do?”

“Finish our food, pay up and walk out like we’re cool.”

“Sure. My hands are itching to flame.”

“See what he does first,” Toby advised. “Don’t want to create a scene.” He beckoned to the waitress and asked for the check. While they waited to pay, he asked, “Where’s the mare?”

“Not far. We’re in contact.”

They eased out of the booth. Toby slipped his arm around Estelle’s waist and they strolled to the rear exit leading to the parking lot. Estelle glanced back before they reached the door. Croaker stood facing them.

“He’s watching,” she murmured.

“Call Rockette,” Toby whispered. When they stepped outside, Toby gestured for Estelle to wait where she would be concealed behind the door. “Let him spot me first.” He walked to his motorcycle and bent on one knee, pretending to examine the front tire.

The man came out and focused on Toby. His face twisted in an evil smirk and he raised his hand. A needle point glinted. Estelle blazed at his fingers.

He dropped the dart, cried a Zarnoth curse and lunged at Estelle.

Racing across the parking lot, Toby grabbed Croaker’s arm and swung him round. In a blur of motion, a second dart shone in Croaker’s hand. Toby punched his fist into Croaker’s chin.

Croaker crumpled. Catching him under the arms, Toby eased him to the ground.

Brakes squealed and a man yelled, “Hey!” Mark Copper jumped out of his white sedan and Diane slid out of the passenger side. “What’s going on?” Mark called.

Straightening and gazing at Mark, Toby drawled, “It’s that guy who’s wanted for murder.”

“What guy?” Mark strode over and stared at the body.

“Croaker, the man wanted for murder,” Estelle explained. “We recognized him when we were in the pub. He followed us out here.”








Books by Aurora Springer

Atrapako on Eden 
Feisty scientist solves puzzle of scaly aliens on the remote planet of Eden.

Grand Master’s Trilogy 
Super psychics in space: One young woman challenges the super psychics ruling the galaxy, and finds an impossible love
Grand Master’s Cat, Short Prequel

Secret Supers
Teen superhero, Starrella, and her flying horse combat vicious killers in Atalanta, a sunnier, southern Gotham City.

Standalone Novel
For refugees from an overcrowded Earth, dreams of a better life on an alien planet transform into a terrifying battle for survival.

Novellas and Short Stories
Captured by the Hawk A space operetta, fun and fast-paced.
Rosemary’s Quest Young adult fantasy: teenage witch meets demon king and white wizard.
Gifts of Jangalore Short story set in the Grand Masters’ universe.
Lonely Hearts on Mars Short story set on Mars in the near future.


Author Bio
Aurora Springer is a scientist morphing into a novelist. She has a PhD in molecular biophysics and discovers science facts in her day job. She has invented adventures in weird worlds for as long as she can remember. In 2014, Aurora achieved her life-long ambition to publish her stories. Her works are character-driven romances set in weird worlds described with a sprinkle of humor. Some of the stories were composed thirty years ago. She was born in the UK and lives in Atlanta with her husband, a dog and two cats to sit on the keyboard. Her hobbies, besides reading and writing, include outdoor activities like gardening, watching wildlife, hiking and canoeing.

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