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Fans of Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes will recall the public outcry when the famous detective fell off the waterfall – but what if the ending were different? What if, instead of laying low, Holmes was instead propelled through a portal. A portal that led to our time! Welcome to The Displaced Detective Series by Stephanie Osborn from Twilight Times Books!

From Amazon.com:

Displaced Detective is a science fiction mystery in which brilliant hyperspatial physicist, Dr. Skye Chadwick, discovers there are alternate realities, often populated by those we consider only literary characters. Her pet research, Project: Tesseract, hidden deep under Schriever AFB, finds Continuum 114, where Sherlock Holmes was to have died along with Moriarty at the Reichenbach Falls. Knee-jerking, Skye rescues Holmes, who inadvertently flies through the wormhole to our universe, while his enemy plunges to his death. Unable to go back without causing devastating continuum collapse, Holmes must stay in our world and adapt.

Meanwhile, the Schriever AFB Dept of Security discovers a spy ring working to dig out the details of – and possibly sabotage – Project: Tesseract.

Can Chadwick help Holmes come up to speed in modern investigative techniques in time to stop the spies? Will Holmes be able to thrive in our modern world? Is Chadwick now Holmes’ new “Watson” – or more?

And what happens next?

Get a FREE copy from Twilight Times eBooks from 3/3/2013-3/9/2013 by going here:

http://twilighttimesbooks.com/ttb_free_ebooks.html

“[The] books are wonderful. They go a step beyond what we think of as Holmes and take him into the modern day, seamlessly transitioning from Victorian to modern.”
~ Dellani Oakes, author of The Ninja Tattoo

About the author:

Novelist Stephanie Osborn is a former payload flight controller, a veteran of over twenty years of working in the civilian space program, as well as various military space defense programs.

Stephanie holds graduate and undergraduate degrees in four sciences: Astronomy, Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics, and she is “fluent” in several more, including Geology and Anatomy. She obtained her various degrees from Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, TN and Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN.

Stephanie Osborn has worked on numerous Space Shuttle flights and the International Space Station, and counts the training of astronauts on her resume. Of those astronauts she trained, one was Kalpana Chawla, or “K.C.,” a member of the crew lost in the Columbia disaster.

Stephanie is currently retired from space work. She now happily “passes it forward, ” teaching math and science via numerous media including radio, podcasting, and public speaking, as well as working with SIGMA, the science fiction think tank, while writing science fiction mysteries based on her knowledge, experience, and travels.

((from amazon.com))

You have heard the saying of ‘having a Guardian Angel’, well what if it were true? Furthermore, what if their job was not only to watch over you, but also to be vigilant in the celestial battle that continues just beyond our perception. Welcome to The Elysian Chronicles by M. B. Weston!

From Amazon.com:

When Major Davian, the most decorated soldier in the guardian angel
military, is sent to earth to guard seven-year-old Tommy O’Connor, he thinks
the assignment is beneath him. However, he soon discovers three alarming and critical facts.

*The fate of both Davian’s world and Earth is tied to Tommy’s life.
*The demonic forces his people have been fighting are intent on possessing
the boy.
*A prophecy most of Davian’s people have forgotten indicates that the
existence of the child will coincide with the rise of a traitor who will
take over Davian’s homeland.

Davian is torn between protecting Tommy at all costs and preventing the
conspiracy of his fellow soldiers to seize power.

The spiritual forces of legend are massing for war. The elite warriors of
the Guardian Angels must act quickly to save those they protect and prepare
for combat with their demonic enemies in the third great Battle for the City
of Ezzer.

Get a FREE copy from Dark Oak Press from 3/4/2013-3/6/2013 by going here:

http://www.amazon.com/Prophecy-Forgotten-Elysian-Chronicl…

About the author:

M. B. Weston is an award-winning fantasy, young adult, steampunk, and paranormal author. Her fantasy series about guardian angel warfare and treason, has been referred to as “…filling a big part of the void that will be left by the final Harry Potter,” by award-winning author, Vincent O’Neil. Weston’s writing attracts both fantasy and non-fantasy readers, and her audience ranges from upper-elementary students to adults. The Elysian Chronicles is being adapted into a graphic novel, and her newest book, The Sword of the Vanir (working title), is due out in Fall 2013.

Weston’s first paranormal thriller, Unleashed (working title), is slated for release in Summer 2013. Also in Winter 2013, two of her short stories will be featured in both a paranormal and a Steam Punk anthology.

A gifted orator, Weston has been invited as a guest speaker to numerous writing and science fiction/fantasy panels at conventions across the US, including DragonCon, BabelCon, NecronomiCon, and ImagiCon. She has served on panels with such authors as Sherrilyn Kenyon, J. F. Lewis, Todd McCaffrey, and Jonathan Maberry. Weston has spoken to thousands of students and adults about the craft of writing and has been invited as the keynote speaker at youth camps and at several schools throughout the US.

((from her website at mbweston.com))

Seventh Star Press proudly announces the Between Dark and Light Virtual Tour featuring author D.A. Adams from February 18th to March 16th.  The tour will feature a wide range of activities at a number of great speculative fiction blog sites, including guest posts, interviews, character interviews, excerpts, promotional spotlights, and many reviews.

Between Dark and Light is the fourth book in the increasingly popular and highly-acclaimed Brotherhood of Dwarves Series.  The latest installment in the YA fantasy series is now available in eBook and softcover formats, and a special limited hardcover edition is going to be announced and made available for ordering during the tour!

Between Dark and Light also brought back the talents of award-winning artist Bonnie Wasson, who created the cover and new interior illustrations.  Her artwork for the series landed an  Artist Choice Award for Best Warrior in the 2012 Dragon*Con Art Show, for the cover artwork of the first book, The Brotherhood of Dwarves.

Below is the schedule of dates, blog sites, and activities for the Between Dark and Light Tour:

((from website http://seventhstarpress.blogspot.com/2013/02/announcing-da-adams-between-dark-and.html))
For dates and locations of the 2013 Between Dark and Light Virtual Tour, please see website!

Mystery Romance writer Melanie Atkins has a new tale for you!

Originally a short story, Atkins thought it would be better as a novella:

Nikki Brooks never thought she’d ever see her childhood nemesis again after high school, when he played a heartless trick on her that got her kicked off the school paper staff and made her a laughing stock. Until now, twelve years later, when she’s forced to trust her life to Marc Trapani, the strong-willed detective assigned to guard her when a murderer threatens her life — and he lays siege to her heart.

Excerpt care of Desert Breeze Publishing:

“Mr. Dawson.” Nikki’s plaintive tone dug its claws into Marc’s skin.

He turned to find her stalking toward them across the lobby, and his jaw dropped. Damn. Gone was the lanky tomboy he’d known way back when, and in her place was a gorgeous, full-blooded, all American woman with kinky red hair, a furious expression, and flashing green eyes. A lioness after her prey.

Those eyes locked on his face, and she lifted her chin. “Well, I see my valiant protector has finally decided to grace us with his presence.”

“Hi, Nikki.” Marc offered her his hand. “Good to see you.”

She ignored his gesture and focused on the AUSA. “How long until the Internet connection is restored in our room?”

“Not for some time, I’m afraid,” he said. “The clerk said they’re lucky to have electricity in the bridal suite. The cable in that section is out right now, and he can’t do anything about it — so don’t ask.”

“The bridal suite?” Marc and Nikki chorused together.

Marc narrowed his eyes. “You’ve got to be kidding.”

“You can say that again,” Nikki snapped. “We can’t stay in there.”

“Come on, Dawson,” Marc said. “See if they can’t give us another room. Please.”

“I’m sorry, Marshal, but I’ve already tried. A group of workmen is staying at the hotel to get a jump on repairs, and with the entire east wing out of commission…”

Nikki gulped back another denial. Marc looked too handsome for words. The idea of spending the weekend locked away with him in any hotel room, much less the bridal suite of this upscale lodge, sent her pulse racing out of control, and desire blindsided her. She jerked her gaze back to the perplexed Mr. Dawson. “Is there no place else we can go? Another hotel with an Internet connection?”

“No. We chose this lodge for its remoteness. You and Marshal Trapani should be safe here. I’m sorry, but you’ll just have to deal with the inconvenience.”

Inconvenience? Being offline for a long period of time was more like a catastrophe. Nikki clenched her hands. She’d rather have been smothered in the avalanche that had destroyed the other half of the building.

“Fine. We’ll endure each other somehow,” Marc said. “Where do we go?”

Dawson nodded briskly. “Follow me.”

About Melanie Atkins:
Melanie Atkins a multi-published author of romantic suspense, a fan of crime dramas, and an avid reader. Writing is more than an escape for her—it’s a way of life. She grew up in the Deep South listening to tall tales and penning stories about her cats. Now she writes gripping stories of love, suspense, and mystery with the help of her furry little feline muses.

Her books are mostly available at Desert Breeze, but if you would like a list of her books and read some of her musings, please visit her website at http://www.melanieatkins.com/

You are invited to join S. H. Roddey as she celebrates her newest release!

(following Excerpt care of Sugar and Spice Press)

Unemployed museum curator Lily Redway responds to an advertisement in the newspaper, thinking she is applying for a job. On the other side of that small, black-and-white box awaits two things: a fantasy world come to life, and a man named Rowan Keir.

Rowan is a man with many secrets. He is a shape-shifter, a descendent of old world mythology, and the guardian of a rare and valuable Nordic artifact. He is also being hunted by the god Loki and has spent the last six-hundred years outsmarting and outrunning him.

With the fury of Asgard on Rowan’s trail, Lily finds herself caught up in a real-life fantasy story, a love triangle, and an ages-old war that pitches her into a different world and one very hard truth:

All is fair in love and war.

About S. H. Roddey

Before she could read, Roddey liked to make up stories.  To hear her mother talk, those little squiggles all over every scrap of paper in the house were real words, and she could tell anyone who asked exactly what they said.  She has always lived in another dimension, far apart from the real world and the boredom it holds.

From a very early age she found herself drawn into dark worlds filled with mystery and intrigue.  By age ten she was reading every horror novel she could steal from her brothers, and in high school she was rarely the life of the party with her terrifying tales that left her peers sleeping with the lights on for weeks at a time.

And not much has changed since then.  Left to her own devices, she plots interesting ways to seduce, frighten, and destroy.  She writes other things under other names, but those names choose to keep themselves anonymous for fear that bad things might befall them.

For more information on Roddey, her imagination, and the things she writes, look for her in these places:

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/#%21/draickinphoenix
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/draickinphoenix
Facebook Author Page: http://www.facebook.com/AuthorSHRoddey
Punk You Horror Blog: http://splatterpunkyou.blogspot.com

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