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Posts Tagged ‘Lachesis’

New Release – Quarantined

Posted by Dark Whisperer on June 5, 2009

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Author: Joe McKinney

Publisher: Lachesis Publishing

Release Date: May 29th, 2009

ISBN-10: 1897370652
ISBN-13: 978-1897370660

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Dying by the truckload from a deadly flu outbreak, the citizens of San Antonio, Texas have been quarantined by the U.S. Military. Inside the city, Detective Lily Harris is working burial statistics duty at the Scar, San Antonio’s mass graveyard, when she finds a brutally murdered young woman hidden among the plague dead.

A Tangled Web…

Lily’s investigation soon takes a dark turn. An even deadlier strain of the virus has emerged, and now she finds herself in the middle of a vicious battle between a corrupt local government, a beleaguered medical institution, and a population threatening to boil over into revolt at the quarantine.

No escape…

As the city erupts in violence, Lily is forced to do the unthinkable. With the clock ticking towards destruction, Lily must lead her family through the city to escape, and bring the truth to the world.

Whispers about Quarantined

“A crisply written police procedural set in the ravaged plague zone of a quarantined metropolis, rich in character and action, often brutal and sometimes touching, Joe McKinney’s latest is the kind of novel that may keep you up late into the night because it’s so hard to put down.” – Bruce Boston, author of The Guardener’s Tale

“McKinney has woven a taut whodunit, then ramped up the suspense and the stakes by spreading it across the backdrop of an apocalyptic plague. But as grisly as the murders and the disease are, the author wisely holds everything together with the powerful passion of a mother’s love for her daughter, thereby making his tale all the more satisfying and memorable.” – Kim Paffenroth, Bram Stoker Award-winning author of Dying to Live and Gospel of the Living Dead

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New Release – The Black Act

Posted by Dark Whisperer on March 8, 2009

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Author: Louise Bohmer

Publisher: Lachesis Publishing

Release Date: April 28th, 2009

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ISBN-13: 978-1897370164 (Print edition)
ISBN-13: 978-1897370172 (eBook edition)

The history of a curse is fraught with bloody battles, bitter hatred, and dark secrets.

Through five generations, ghosts of war haunt the Wise Women. When the Rebellion of Glenna ends, their curse sleeps bound in the Tunnels of the Dead, waiting for its chance to re-awaken the battle between the Wood People and Dalthwein Clans.

Claire, a distraught young Wise Woman born in the sacred valley of the fae, unwittingly helps it escape imprisonment. While her twin sister, Anna, receives psychic glimpses of ancient secrets she must unravel. With her scribe teacher, Rosalind, she also struggles to uncover the reasons behind Claire’s strange behavior, ever escalating since the death of their Guild Mother, Grianne.

The Age of the Wise Women will cease, if the curse does not end with Anna and Claire. Perhaps inheriting the mistakes of their ancestors, and learning the truths of their identities, will bring great suffering for these witch twins?

Whispers about The Black Act:

The Black Act blew me away. I don’t know what I was expecting, but I have to tell you, this far exceeded anything that was nestling in the cobwebbed recesses of my cranial dungeon. It was so magically charged, lyrical, and filled with such stark imagery. There were times when my breath was literally taken away. You’ve built a rich and beautiful world filled with wonder, excitement, and a darkness that is as visceral as darkness can be. Your depiction of the Fae was nothing short of brilliant, culminating in a dark and terrible feeling of loss and hopelessness that feeds the story so well. This is, in a very real sense, your coming out party.” – Bob Freeman, author of Shadows Over Somerset and Keepers of the Dead

The Black Act is a beautiful tale, beautifully written. Louise Bohmer places her pot squarely on the fire and begins cooking immediately. The aromas in her kitchen are familiar-a hint of J. R. R. Tolkien, a trace of George R. R. Martin, and a whiff of Ursula K. Le Guin – ah, but when you taste this delicious stew, you’ll find it’s a fresh recipe with plenty of meat and potatoes. There’s a new Chef in town, and I’ll be the first in line for seconds!” – Michael Knost

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New Release – Out of Time

Posted by Dark Whisperer on December 23, 2008

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Authors: Michael McCarty and Connie Corcoran-Wilson, M.S.

Publisher: Lachesis Publishing

Release Date: September 1st, 2008

ISBN-10: 9781897562
ISBN-13: 978-1897562017

Author Website

When a series of man-made and natural disasters strike the USA, altruistic rock star Dante Benedick (aka “The One”) must travel back through time to rescue the world and the love of his life. He will have 168 hours to attempt to stop the suicide of Isabella Bellwood, the President’s daughter, which may alter the course of history and prevent the Great Destruction.

Whispers about Out of Time

“Let me start right off by saying that Connie Wilson presents what I call ‘matter-of-fact’ horror. She writes solid, declarative sentences rife with dark undertones. No fancy description for Connie. No sentimental musings. No soft emotionalism. Just hard-edged documentary-style storytelling. Jolting objective sentences made all the more disturbing by their cool directness. Frankly – and I consider myself well-read in the shock genre – I have never encountered a style such as she displays. Connie Wilson’s dark talent is unique, and readers will stagger away from her icy tales, stunned and groggy.” – William F. Nolan, Author of Logan’s Run and Nightworlds

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