GtPGKogPYT4p61R1biicqBXsUzo" /> Google+ I Smell Sheep

Friday, August 12, 2022

Urban Fantasy Author Gail Z. Martin talks Vampires, Werewolves, and Casinos

Vampires, Werewolves, and Casinos
By Gail Z. Martin

Our newest Spells, Salt and Steel book House of Cards takes mechanic/monster hunter Mark Wojcik into new territory, busting an illicit casino and cryptid fight club run by supernatural bosses. Of course there’s more to the problem than underground betting, and that puts Mark and his friends up to their asses in alligators as they sort out the web of dangerous dealings.

This is the eighth Mark Wojcik book (co-written with Larry N. Martin), and along the way we’ve gotten to see Mark and his companions grow and change as individuals even as they also gain new fighting skills, paranormal abilities, and supernatural allies. We’ve also explored plenty of Pennsylvania urban legends, ghost stories and lore from the part of the state where Larry and I grew up. We never run out of weird, spooky stuff to stoke the next story!

We’ve signed a contract with Falstaff Books for Season 3–four more novellas of action-packed paranormal adventure with plenty of snarky humor, so stay tuned!

by Gail Z. Martin, Larry N. Martin 
July 17, 2022
115 pages
Genre: paranormal, urban fantasy, comedy/horror
Gotta know when to fake ‘em, know when to stake them, know when to burn it down—and know when to let all hell break loose.

Some days, mechanic and monster hunter Mark Wojcik thinks that if it weren’t for bad luck, he’d have no luck at all.

His corner of rural Pennsylvania used to be relatively quiet—except for the ghosts, trolls, gnomes, and snallygasters. But when people start disappearing and bodies pile up, Mark and his friends realize that big city problems have come to town, with deadly consequences.

Necromancer narcos, a monster trafficking ring, and mafia witches would give anyone heartburn. It’s just Mark’s luck they all converge in his territory, along with an underground cryptid fight club and a secret casino catering to witches, werewolves, and the unwary.

The fight gets personal when Mark’s friends go missing, and all bets are off when he and Father Leo bring in a ringer to even the odds.

They say the house always wins. Mark’s betting the farm that he and his friends can save the day. He’s got a couple of cards up his sleeve—but unless luck and magic go his way, they might turn out to be aces and eights.

The eighth book in the Spells, Salt, & Steel series brings Season Two to a close in explosive fashion!

Check out book 1

About the Authors:
Gail Z. Martin writes urban fantasy, epic fantasy, steampunk and more for Solaris Books, Orbit Books, Falstaff Books, SOL Publishing and Darkwind Press. Urban fantasy series include Deadly Curiosities and the Night Vigil (Sons of Darkness). Epic fantasy series include Darkhurst, the Chronicles Of The Necromancer, the Fallen Kings Cycle, the Ascendant Kingdoms Saga, and the Assassins of Landria.

Together with Larry N. Martin, she is the co-author of Iron & Blood, Storm & Fury (both Steampunk/alternate history), the Spells Salt and Steel comedic horror series, the Joe Mack Shadow Council series, and the Wasteland Marshals near-future post-apocalyptic series. As Morgan Brice, she writes urban fantasy MM paranormal romance, with the Witchbane, Badlands, Treasure Trail, Kings of the Mountain and Fox Hollow series. Gail is also a con-runner for ConTinual, the online, ongoing multi-genre convention that never ends.

Join our Facebook group, the Shadow Alliance

Gail’s Supernatural Group is Supernatural TFW-NC:

And get a free complete short story, Catspaw, here:

New Release: The Legacy: a new adult Wolf Moons novel by Linda Thomas-Sundstrom


The Legacy: a new adult Wolf Moons novel
by Linda Thomas-Sundstrom
August 12, 2022
Half wolf. Half Fae…and all trouble.

Humans were a fickle, dangerous species. Some were even werewolf Michael Hunter’s enemies. Yet here he was, protecting one of them from things that went bump in the night.

Honor dictated that he save Kaitlin Davies’s life. The only way to do that was to make her one of his own kind. And yet…was Kaitlin completely human to begin with?

Kaitlin Davies had never given a thought to being human. Who would? Until an alpha werewolf saved her life with an infusion of wolf blood, and things changed in directions no one could have foreseen.

Seems her parents had left a few things out about her background. She's Fae? And now that she has a foot in both Fae and Were worlds, the race is on to hunt the predators that are killing students on her college campus, and that nearly killed her. She has to help Michael, the alpha she has fallen hard for, and ultimately decide which world she will choose…if she survives.

If anyone survives

Linda Thomas-Sundstrom is an award-winning author of over 40 books in the realms of Paranormal romance, urban fantasy, and fantasy. She has been published by Kensington Publishing, HarperCollins/Harlequin Nocturne and Desire, and GothicScapes.

Thursday, August 11, 2022

New Release: Short Stories for the Long Haul by John T. Buckley

Welcome to the tour for this new collection of short stories called, Short Stories for the Long Haul by John T. Buckley.

Short Stories for the Long Haul
by John T. Buckley
August 12th, 2022
Genre: Anthology/ Fantasy/ Sci-Fi/ Crime Fiction & More
Hi this is a book of 10 short stories. It runs the gamut from humor to SciFi to Fantasy as well as Crime Fiction and LGBTQ. It’s a back pocket book. It’s perfect for trips to the beach or on a fishing trip. There are unique stories from a wannabe quarterback who gets Tom Brady’s starting spot, to a pair of detectives hunting a serial killer. These are timeless stories you'll love sharing with friends and family. The first thing you'll notice is the originality of each story. No one has written stories like these before.
Purchase Here!

About the Author

John T. Buckley is a 47-year-old writer from Maine who’s been writing most of his life. He also loves to paint and seeing the world. He studied at University of Southern Maine as well as at SMTC in Cape Elizabeth. Fun fact, John T. Buckley was once the lead singer in a band called Mammyth.

Twitter Tags: @johnbuckley111 @RRBookTours1 #RRBookTours #Anthology

Book Tour Organized By:
R&R Book Tours

Comic Review: Judas Complex (2022) from Dauntless Stories

Campy 90s horror comic about vampires and werewolves and mad scientists and football

Judas Complex
Creator: Son M. (Animalheads on Tapas, Harper Collins “Thief of the Heights”)
Artwork: Dri Gomez
Letters: Toben Racicot
Release: late August 2022
Genre: queer horror fantasy mystery
Pages: 77 vel. 
It was a massacre.
In the 19902, a college football team, the Red Wolves, suddenly went mad during a packed game, slaughtering the competition and innocent bystanders alike. No one knows what truly happened that night.

No one except the long survivor: Desmond.

A handful of years later, Desmond finds himself working as a temp for a private investigator. The man, Constantine, seems a little strange--covering up in the summer heat, always drinking out of a canister, never makes eye contact--but nice overall. 

He's settled in, moving on from his traumatic past and never looking back. Only, people have started going missing. And bodies, torn apart, are floating to the surface. The same pattern to what happened all those years ago. Except now, with Constantine at his side, he has a chance to stop it.

This is a mature audience's title.

Me, when I first heard about and saw the artwork for Judas Complex on Son M.'s Twitter in Oct 2021. I pre-ordered it then and just got my digital copy. The print copy is coming soon.

[Sexy] Vampires
[Sexy] Werewolves
Mad scientist
Graphic novel
Look at all my boxes it checks! I'm not a fan of football...but I am a fan of men in football pants...just saying. And even if the two main protags weren't sexy (which they are), I still would have been all over this story. I don't know if they will be a romance between Constantine and Desmond, there is a fondness between them, but it isn't touched on in this issue, but a girl can hope...
Was it worth the wait? Oh, yeah. I've read Son M.'s webcomic on Tapas, Animalheads. And she is an excellent storyteller. So I had no doubt this would be too.

The artwork is amazing. The colors, panel composition, and layouts set the mood. And all those werewolves' action scenes...RAWR! The backstory is woven into the current plotline flawlessly. There were no info dumps or long narration. Just a few panels strategically dropped here and there. They never use the word vampire, but we know Constantine is one. It might seem like a small thing, but I'm a big fan of show not tell. I love that they gave a 77-page first issue. It kick-starts the story and gets the reader invested. Well worth the money. I'm all in with the Judas Complex.

Check out this awesome artwork!
You can see large, full-page preview HERE

5 "Pick the green pill" Sheep


Our mission:
Publishing the boldest stories in fantasy, sci-fi, and more by some of the most fearless creators in the industry
Be brave. Be bold. Be dauntless.

Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Book Review: Saint’s Passage: (Elemental Covenant Book 1) by Elizabeth Hunter

Saint’s Passage: (Elemental Covenant Book 1)
by Elizabeth Hunter
March 23, 2021
Pages: 278
Carwyn ap Bryn and Brigid Connor are two elemental vampires finding the lost, righting wrongs, and searching for meaning in the endless stretch of immortality they’ve been granted.

And trying not to blow things up, but that might be more aspirational.

Everyone said that Lupe Martínez was a good kid. She listened to her mom, she helped at the homeless shelter, she got good grades, and she had a bright future ahead of her.

Until she disappeared.

Now no one knows what to think. The police are sure she ran away; her mother is sure she didn’t. Days have passed and no one knows what to do until her family priest suggests they call in an old friend.

A very old friend.

Saint’s Passage is the first book in the paranormal mystery series Elemental Covenant by Elizabeth Hunter, USA Today best-selling author of the Elemental Legacy series, the Glimmer Lake Series, and the Irin Chronicles.

Carwyn, an earth vampire, and Brigid, a fire vampire, are a mated couple who work at righting wrongs amongst other things in their life of immortality. Carwyn is a huge loveable guy who was a priest in a former life, and Brigid is a temperamental woman who can stand on her own two feet and accomplish whatever she sets her mind to.

When Lupe goes missing, Carwyn and Brigid are hired to locate her. Everyone they talk to says that Lupe is a good kid with a heart of gold who wouldn’t run away, but each time they find a lead on her whereabouts, it seems they just missed her. Hoping that she didn’t meet with a terrible fate, the couple continues to exhaust every lead, including hunting down the man she supposedly disappeared with.

Hunter’s books are so easy to read, with good storylines, romance, and the supernatural to keep you returning time and time again. If you are looking for another series to read of hers, this is the one.

Getting 5 sheep 

Denise B

About the Author:
Elizabeth Hunter is a contemporary fantasy, paranormal romance, and contemporary romance writer. She is a graduate of the University of Houston Honors College and a former English teacher. She once substitute taught a kindergarten class, but decided that middle school was far less frightening. Thankfully, people now pay her to write books and eighth-graders everywhere rejoice.

She currently lives in Central California with her son, two dogs, many plants, and a sadly dwindling fish tank. She is the author of the Elemental Mysteries and Elemental World series, the Cambio Springs series, the Irin Chronicles, and other works of fiction.