Tuesday, May 17, 2016

EVENT: Doors to the Universe Book Signing at Copyleft Gallery (Photos)


Thanks to Diane Turnshek, Barb Carlson, and Parsec for throwing a lovely event at Copyleft Gallery in Pittsburgh. The Doors to the Universe exposition combined science fiction and fantasy art and literature for a fun evening of food and conversation. Among the writers who were signing their books were Timons Esaias, Heidi Ruby Miller, Jason Jack Miller, Ellen Roth, Henry T. Lund, Stephanie Keyes, and J.D. Barker.

Here are some more photos from the event.

Friday, May 13, 2016

CAST YOUR CHARACTERS: Sabotaged Desires by Rebecca Airies





Suz Lore thought she had everything she wanted, a job as an engineer and a position on a colony ship headed to another planet. That was before her arranged ménage marriage with Robert Smith and David Bradford turned into a disaster. She’d thought they were building more than a sizzling sexual relationship, but all they do is argue now. She isn't surprised when they're sequestered in a room in order to reignite the passion between them and learn to trust again.

Robert believes she betrayed him while David is stuck in the middle of their conflict. Getting Robert to talk about what made him angry is difficult, but they discover there's far more behind their problems than a message with misleading information. A virus has overtaken the ship's computers, put them on a different heading and cut them off from all communication. They must work together to find a way to survive and rebuild their relationship.

Emilia Clarke (specifically as she looks when playing Daenerys) as SUSANNE LORE
She’s the heroine of Sabotaged Desires and an engineer on the ship. She likes fixing things, but isn’t quite sure how to fix her marriage. She married both Robert Smith and David Bradford shortly before they left Earth on a mission to colonize another planet. But lately she and Robert have been at each other’s throats. She doesn’t like taking orders and demanding alpha personalities on a good day, but since Robert jumped to that conclusion, her nerves have been stretched taut.

Shemar Moore as ROBERT SMITH
Robert Smith is a Captain to the T. He’s in charge of the Heraste and ensuring the colonists get to Ahbell, their colony planet. He’s accustomed to giving orders and having them followed immediately. He also has a past that makes any perceived betrayal or cheating a hot button issue for him. There are some facets of the situation that he’s missed because he’s so angry about what Susanne did.

Michael Shanks as DAVID BRADFORD
David is a doctor, one of the medical officers aboard the Heraste. He’s normally calm and decisive and he’s not enjoying the tension surrounding him the last few days. He’s stuck in the middle between Robert and Susanne and realizes that they need to make Robert listen, because even he can see that everything isn’t as it seems.

Adrien Brody as JOSH DUNN
Josh Dunn is a communications specialist. He finds himself in the middle of a situation no one planned for when they discover their colony mission won’t go as planned.

Jessica Chastain as JENNY FOLEY
Jenny Foley is one of the navigation specialists on the Heraste.

Aaron Diaz as TYE LASH
Tye Lash is a data technician aboard the Heraste and one of the colonists eager to build a new society.

Anne Hathaway as MONICA HAMILTON
Monica Hamilton is a system tech and one of the people responsible for discover the sabotage aboard the Heraste

The man who sent the message to Robert that started the argument between them.

A voracious reader since childhood, Rebecca Airies has always enjoyed getting lost in the fantastic worlds of science fiction, horror, fantasy and romance. When she began to write her own stories, they always had a romantic edge.

Rebecca currently lives in Texas and writes with the help of a couple feline critics. She’s a multi-published author whose muse loves fantasy, sci-fi and the paranormal, as well as strong heroines who are sometimes as stubborn as their heroes. She loves to here from her readers. Email her at contactme@rebeccaairies.net.

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Wednesday, May 11, 2016

BOOK: The Curiosity Killers by K.W. Taylor



In the twenty-second century, a second Civil War is decades past. The states of the New British Empire have been reduced to working with Victorian-era technology—that is, except physicist Edward Vere, who invents time travel with a little help from aviation pioneer Wilbur Wright.

Vere partners with historian Ben Jonson to monetize the invention, founding the first time travel agency. Unbeknownst to them, a serial killer is using the technology to murder without detection. When Ben discovers the killer has targeted the woman he loves, the mild-mannered academic must become brave enough to change history rather than merely observing it.

What They’re Saying About The Curiosity Killers

“Taylor’s first foray into science-fiction borrows from her urban fantasy and horror background for a unique spin on the time travel novel. The Curiosity Killers is an exciting adventure set in a beautifully detailed alternate United States with enough serial killers, monsters, and mystery to keep readers on their toes.”
—J.L. Gribble, author of the Steel Empire series

“Wholly original and a hell of a lot of fun!”
—Tim Waggoner, author of the Nekropolis series

“From the moment you read that first paragraph, K.W. Taylor zaps you through time and space and alternate history at a thriller pace with some of the most engaging traveling companions anyone could ask for.”
—Heidi Ruby Miller, award-winning author of the Ambasadora series


K.W. Taylor is the author of the urban fantasy Sam Brody series, about a dragonslaying disc jockey (The Red Eye and The House on Concordia Drive, both 2014 from Alliteration Ink). She has an MFA from Seton Hill University. Taylor lives in a restored Victorian home in Ohio with her tech writer husband and—unlike every other novelist in the world—an insanely photogenic kitten. She teaches college English and Women’s Studies and blogs at kwtaylorwriter.com. The Curiosity Killers is her first science fiction novel.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

EVENT: Doors to the Universe Book Signing at Copyleft Gallery


As part of their awesome Popup Art Event: Doors to the Universe, Copyleft Gallery
is teaming up with PARSEC, Pittsburgh's premier speculative fiction organization, to host a multi-author book signing and party on Friday, May 13, 2016 from 6-10 PM.

Come see our world!

The event is free and open to the public. No registration or RSVP necessary.

Venue is wheelchair accessible at 127 Brownsville Rd, Pittsburgh PA 15210.

Featured authors include:
Timons Esaias
Heidi Ruby Miller
Jason Jack Miller
Ellen Roth
Henry T. Lund
Stephanie Keyes
J.D. Barker
Editor Barb Carlson with Parsec Ink books

Thank you to Diane Turnshek for coordinating this event!

Thursday, May 05, 2016

ARTICLE: The Dubai Betrayal by Jeremy Burns at The Big Thrill by Heidi Ruby Miller


Jeremy Burns travels…constantly, but right now he’s settling into his new office and celebrating the release of THE DUBAI BETRAYAL, a geopolitical spy thriller featuring Wayne Wilkins, a fan favorite from Burns’s acclaimed first novel, From the Ashes. As if providing the soundtrack to this fierce new book—in which Wilkins leads an elite group of black ops soldiers into Dubai to rescue the U.S. Ambassador to Israel—the adrenaline-pumping Celldweller comes up on Burns’s playlist while he sifts through photos and other mementos of his travels...

Read the entire interview in The Big Thrill Magazine.

And, check out more about Jeremy Burns and his books.