Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Cover Reveal: A Change of Mind and Other Stories by Nick Wilford



Title: A Change of Mind and Other Stories
Author: Nick Wilford
Genre: Contemporary speculative fiction
Release Date: May 25th 2015

A Change of Mind and Other Stories consists of a novella, four short stories and one flash fiction piece. This collection puts the extremes of human behaviour under the microscope with the help of lashings of dark humour, and includes four pieces previously published in Writer’s Muse magazine.

In A Change of Mind, Reuben is an office worker so meek and mild he puts up with daily bullying from his boorish male colleagues as if it’s just a normal part of his day. But when a stranger points him in the direction of a surgeon offering a revolutionary new procedure, he can’t pass up the chance to turn his life around.

But this isn’t your average surgeon. For a start, he operates alone in a small room above a mechanic’s. And he promises to alter his patients’ personality so they can be anything they want to be…

In Marissa, a man who is determined to find evidence of his girlfriend’s infidelity ends up wondering if he should have left well alone.

The Dog God finds a chink in the armour of a man with a megalomaniacal desire to take over the world.

In The Insomniac, a man who leads an obsessively regimented lifestyle on one hour’s sleep a night finds a disruption to his routine doesn’t work for him.

Hole In One sees a dedicated golfer achieving a lifelong ambition.

The Loner ends the collection on a note of hope as two family members try to rebuild their lives after they are torn apart by jealousy.

Bio



Nick Wilford is a writer and stay-at-home dad. Once a journalist, he now makes use of those rare times when the house is quiet to explore the realms of fiction, with a little freelance editing and formatting thrown in. When not working, he can usually be found spending time with his family or cleaning something. Nick is also the editor of Overcoming Adversity: An Anthology for Andrew. You can find him hanging out on his blog or on Goodreads or Twitter.

Preorder Links: Amazon US, Amazon UK

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Shameless Promotion of My Fellow Authors: 2 New Releases I'm Excited About

I am just dropping in to tell you about these two books that just came out by two of my favorite authors. (Disclaimer: these authors also happen to be very good friends and wonderful human beings).

Carrie Butler's LOYALTY


AND

Michael Infinito's XXXTREME DISCRETION



Here's the skinny on these two books:

LOYALTY:

Rena Collins should be busy planning her happily-ever-after. Instead, she’s working for the enemy—or so they think. With the help of her fiancĂ© Wallace and his unscrupulous brother Cole, she’s been struggling to hone her powers in secret. If they can stop Faye, the leader of ERA, the prophesied end to their war could be within reach...

Too bad they don’t get the chance.

The human experimentation project has moved forward, thanks to the help of an outside group of supernaturals, and it’s about to explode across the country. With lives on the line and a violent clash of wills suddenly at hand, Rena, Wallace, and Cole must decide where their loyalties lie. Now. Is the future of humanity worth dying for, when they aren’t even a part of it? Just how far are they willing to go?

Note: This title is best enjoyed after Strength (Mark of Nexus #1), Courage (Mark of Nexus #2), & Honesty (Mark of Nexus #2.5)


XXXTREME DISCRETION:

In the dictionary, under the definition of the word “psychopath,” there should be a picture of Dwight Barnes, a self-made business man whose success was born out of his twisted desire to fulfill a secret promise to a lost loved one.

When Roxbury, New Jersey detectives, Monica Ross and Mike D’Tavio, discover their case involving a missing woman might be linked to three others in the nearby area, all traceable to a casual-affair dating site known as XXXtreme Discretion, they try to fit the puzzle pieces together with little success.

Aided by a mysterious child, and a lover from her past, Monica takes the lead in the investigation, trusting her instincts, along with a little cryptic help from a surprising source.

With strange twists bombarding her from all directions, she eventually finds herself on a collision course with Dwight Barnes, a cold-hearted monster born of a tragic childhood. Barnes, a serial kidnapper, will stop at nothing in order to claim his simple, yet elusive prize.

Attempting to rescue those who might still be alive, Monica spirals into what appears to be a hopeless situation of pain and suffering, leading to an unexpected ending that will keep everyone on the edge of their seats.

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Yes, they are very vastly different but they are both super awesome books. I loved them. You should CHECK THEM OUT! Click on the title to go to Amazon and buy them now!