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SFR Brigade Presents: "Rainer" in Far Worlds

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RAINER Enjoy some Science Fiction Adventure from the  AMBASADORA-VERSE . There's a story all about the man you love to hate, RAINER, in the third Bolthole anthology, FAR WORLDS . The story takes place right after Ambasadora Book 1: Marked by Light . Get a sneak peek of Manuel Mesones's awesome illustration of Rainer! CONTEST: This scene features an Easter egg for anyone who read Greenshift . You can turn that egg into a free paperback or ebook of Far Worlds if you're the first commenter to tell me who the unidentified assailants are that Rainer mentions. Remember to include an email address in your comment! Check out other wonderful Presents posts at the SFR Brigade . "Rainer" by Heidi Ruby Miller (FROM THE WORLD OF AMBASADORA and FAR WORLDS) "Rogues know how to drag out a celebration." Dahlia unholstered a cender. "How long has it been since the Corruption of Palomin? Three months?" "Corruption of Palomin?"

NEWS: Heidi Ruby Miller Steps Down from Dog Star Books

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NEWS It has been an incredible and fulfilling two years as the managing editor at RDSP's science fiction imprint, Dog Star Books , and now I'm ready to focus on new opportunities with my teaching at Seton Hill and my writing. I learned so much about the business while at DSB. Thank you to Jennifer Barnes and John Edward Lawson, owners of Raw Dog Screaming Press and all its imprints, for giving me this once in a lifetime opportunity to create and shape an entire line of books. I'm very proud of the imprint, the stories, my co-editor, Deanna Sjolander, my amazing cover artist, Bradley Sharp , and especially the wonderful authors, and I wish them all much success. I look forward to watching Dog Star shine bright into the future with all this hard-earned momentum behind them. Look out, 2015!

EVENT: PA LitFest Sponsorship

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Sponsorship Packages for the Pennsylvania Literary Festival When you support #PAlitFest, you are helping to bring visitors from across the region, state, and country to Fayette County.

SFR Brigade Presents: Starrie 3.3

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STARRIE 3.3 Enjoy some Science Fiction Adventure from the Ambasadora-verse! I'm posting excerpts of my novel Starrie in order starting from chapter one. This is the fourteenth post and we're into chapter three. It has been edited for content and space per the SFR Brigade Presents guidelines. Read the rest of the story (uncensored) so far on the Starrie page. And, check out other wonderful Presents posts at the SFR Brigade . STARRIE (FROM THE WORLD OF AMBASADORA) by Heidi Ruby Miller "What the hell?" came a voice behind her. Naela spun around to a battle rifle in her face. The Armadan holding it was the one barking orders during her escape. His age said he was a seasoned leader, but right now he was distracted by the chaos. Growing up the way she did, she learned quickly that distractions were just another type of enemy. She thrust the weapon's short barrel up into his cheek. A cender blast sizzled past from behind them. The Armadan snagged her by

ANTHOLOGY: Far Worlds Featuring "Rainer" from the Ambasadora Series by Heidi Ruby Miller

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Attention AMBASADORA-VERSE fans, there's a story all about the man you love to hate, RAINER, in the third Bolthole anthology, FAR WORLDS. The story takes place right after Ambasadora Book 1: Marked by Light .  And, there's an awesome illustration of Rainer by artist Manuel Mesones in the interior.   Get a sneak peek on Manuel's blog!! Below is the cool premise for the book and the table of contents. Pick up a copy on March 25 and visit the Facebook page for more information! The Premise: Out in the universe, there is predicted to be millions of planets harbouring sentient life, thousands of civilisations of sapient races, going about their lives; struggling, fighting, maybe loving, having adventures, maybe suffering under dystopian tyrants, or in societies of harmony and peace and complacency. These worlds, due to the nature of the speed of light and relativity, will never meet each other in person across the vast stretches of space, and any messages or

BOOK: Exiles of Kho by Christopher Paul Carey

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EXILES OF KHO by Christopher Paul Carey is now an e-book! Hundreds of years before the hero Hadon sailed forth from his shining city of gold and jewels upon his legendary adventures, the heroine-priestess Lupoeth set out upon the decree of the oracle to discover a new land upon the untamed shores of ancient Africa’s southern sea. But Lupoeth finds herself little prepared for the trials ahead, as well as those that follow upon her heels—for the jealous queen who wants her rival banished has appointed a worshiper of the sun god with a criminal past as the expedition’s priest, hoping to undermine the mission and seal its doom. Now, lost in the deep jungle, Lupoeth must fight to keep her ill-equipped band of followers alive in the face of deadly beasts, savage Neanderthals, and conspiring enemies. Soon she finds the most accursed deity of her people’s faith, exiled from the empire by the Great Goddess Kho Herself, may be her only ally in this wild land. But Sahhindar, the

CAST YOUR CHARACTERS: The Weredog Whisperer by Susan Abel Sullivan

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THE WEREDOG WHISPERER AUTHOR: SUSAN ABEL SULLIVAN PUBLISHER: WORLD WEAVER PRESS (2013) DESCRIPTION: The Tidwells are supposed to be on spring break on the Florida Gulf Coast, not up to their eyeballs in paranormal hijinks… again. Bertram wants a baby, but Cleo isn’t real keen on the idea. After all, her sister, Molly, has four of ’em—who needs more? Hoping to throw Bertram off the baby trail, they adopt Luna, a white pit bull terrier, and take her to Florida with them, along with Bertram’s mother and Cleo’s nieces. Everybody loves Luna, especially the goofy little dog at a tacky tourist trap touting something called a “weredog whisperer,” so much so that he puts the moves on Luna and gives her a love bite during the throes of puppy love.   But when Luna shape shifts into a teenage girl on the first night of the full moon, the Tidwells wind up with an instant were-daughter. Poof! Just add moonbeams. A video of Luna’s transformation goes viral and the Tid

COVER: The Man Who Loved Alien Landscapes by Albert Wendland

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PRE-ORDER YOUR COPY TODAY! A science fiction novel that begins as a murder mystery and is taken over by an interstellar treasure hunt. What could draw poet, explorer, loner and paranoid Mykol Ranglen away from the relative peace of his own ring-in-space habitat? He has no choice in the matter as one by one acquaintances are murdered or disappear altogether. Propelled by ever changing and deepening mysteries Mykol embarks to uncover secrets which could make people rich beyond their wildest dreams…or tear apart human civilization. The escalating quest takes him through worlds of many dangerous extremes, leading him to confront the deadly alien Fist of Thorns, extinct species refusing to give up their power over the future, and those racing against him to uncover the secret first. But in the course of his pursuit, he must also face his own secrets. And some of these are even more dangerous. The Man Who Loved Alien Landscapes by Albert Wendland Cover Art by

BOOK: Blood and Iron by Jon Sprunk

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Blood and Iron Part One of The Book of the Black Earth Jon Sprunk 445 pp • ISBN 978-1-61614-893-5  Paperback • $18.00 March 2014 Cover Illustration © Jason Chan   This action-heavy EPIC FANTASY SERIES OPENER is like a sword-and-sorcery Spartacus set in a richly-imagined world. It starts with a shipwreck following a magical storm at sea. Horace, a soldier from the west, had joined the Great Crusade against the heathens of Akeshia after the deaths of his wife and son from plague. When he washes ashore, he finds himself at the mercy of the very people he was sent to kill, who speak a language and have a culture and customs he doesn’t even begin to understand.  Not long after, Horace is pressed into service as a house slave. But this doesn’t last. The Akeshians discover that Horace was a latent sorcerer, and he is catapulted from the chains of a slave to the halls of power in the queen’s court. Together with Jirom,

EVENT: Pennsylvania Literary Festival

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PA LitFest welcomes John Dixon as Keynote Speaker. John’s debut novel,  Phoenix Island ,   inspired the  CBS TV series  Intelligence ,  starring Josh Holloway and Marge Helgenberger.