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Book Excerpt Cursed Heroes: The Beginnings


About The Book

beggins-cover-kendleTitle: Cursed Heroes: Beginnings

Author: WilliamD.  Ollivierre

Genre: Science-Fiction / Fantasy

In a universe where technology and the bad guys have gotten out of control, and a place where the destruction of a planet filled with people to test a weapon is the best way to show its power. Something must keep the balance of power, so the universe doesn’t fall into chaos. But when all forms of police and law keepers fail these heroes known as the Brothers Will stand tall.

Cursed by faith or maybe something much more powerful. Theses heroes fight risking everything in order to protect the universe they live in. Asking for nothing in return not even recognition, or so it may seem. These cursed souls are cursed to wander the universe forever protecting it against their own will.

Come see where they came from in this epic telling of just a few of their stories.

Author Bio

authorpicAuthor William D. Ollivierre, was created to write science fiction. With an imagination, that takes him out of this universe, to one of the wondrous worlds, heroes, and adventures. Then with his captivating voice, he takes you by the hand taking you for a ride in these worlds, pulling you deeper and deeper with each word.

He has published four books to date, one book of poems (The will of the heart, the love within) and three Science fiction works. Two short story collection and one novel, all as part of his Cursed Heroes saga that has only just began.




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Book Excerpt

I closed my eyes taking a deep breath, as I did I tried not to think about anything, but all I could think was this must be a dream it’s too crazy not to be. After all the first time I saw him, it was a dream and there is no way this was really happening I might as well go with it.

“Now what do I do now?” I asked. “Nothing you’re doing good just try to keep your mind clear.” He said as I opened my eyes, he put his hands together and spoke softly and seriously. As if what he was saying was of grave importance. “Run imprint program 777, subject Human, male, age twelve. Begin imprint process at ten present.” As his words finished I felt something moving through the hand he had poured the liquid in first, then the second hand. At first it was just my hands, then it began to spread throughout my whole body. “Increase imprint rate to fifty present.” He spoke once more as he did, I could feel my body heat up. It started to burn; it was as if my blood was boiling. A few minutes passed like this before he spoke again. “Active all systems, complete imprint now.” He said and as he did the pain grew, I felt as if I was on fire. I screamed out as the pain grew more and more it was like nothing I had ever felt before, I could feel every inch of my body, and it was in pain that just kept getting worst and worst. I could feel my heart beat; with every beat, it felt as if it was, pushing red-hot knives through my vines.

My cries echoed through the darkness but there was nothing and no one to help me I was lost in a world of pain, I soon lost track of time. It seemed as if I was in pain for day’s maybe weeks my screams eventually grew weak as my lungs gave way to the pain.

It was now completely silence, the pain pushed my mind to it limit as my body tried to shut itself down. My lungs gave way, I stopped breathing, I felt my heart slow and come to a stop. Somehow, I was still alive, the pain grew still, I reach my limit after what seemed like weeks, and then my mind gave way.

I woke up sweating in my bed. I jumped up and looked around my room. “Did I just have a bad dream? It must have been but it felt so real.” I said as I began to stand, I stood up then unbelievable pain shot up my spine into my head and knock me back down. “Oh no it was real? No it couldn’t be it was just a dream and it was over now.” I slowly made my way to my feet and got something to drink as I returned I looked in the mirror in my room.

There seem to be something written on it, it took a while for me to be able to read what it said. “I will see you in three years to complete the imprint.”


Book Excerpt for Project Firebird


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Chris unlocked the door to a long, narrow hall. A tall girl was there already, busy in one corner. At the far end stood three man-shaped placards with ring targets over their chests.

            Mason cheered. ‘A firing range!’

            ‘Shooting range.’ Summer Dartington turned to face them. She didn’t smile, only flicked her brown ponytail. Behind her stood a rack of slender pistols with yellow grips. Leo itched to try one.

            ‘Hi, Summer.’ Paige was being polite.

            ‘Hello. Hi.’ Even after three weeks, Summer hadn’t learned all their names.

            ‘Summer will be your firearms mentor,’ said Chris.

            ‘No.’ Andrew stood in the doorway. ‘The judo stuff, I’m fine with that. But guns, no.’

            ‘Don’t get your knickers in a twist.’ Summer stirred a tub of black pellets with her finger. ‘These are air pistols.’

            ‘You’ll become proficient with these practice weapons first,’ said Chris. Leo swapped a grin with Mason – it sounded as if proper guns would come later. Summer donned wraparound orange glasses, then opened a pistol to tip in a caterpillar of lead shot.

            ‘I’m not shooting a gun,’ said Andrew. ‘My Pa would be mad if he ever knew.’

            ‘Understand this, Andrew.’ Chris drew himself up, becoming every inch Major Bacchus. ‘If people threaten you, they threaten the Project. And the Project is about saving humanity. So anyone who threatens it is an enemy of humanity. So you stop them.’

            As if on cue, Summer raised her pistol and fired four times, recocking rapidly between each shot. The noise was like two sets of popping balloons at either end of the hall. The centre target, shaped like a man wielding a knife, wobbled on its hanger. Andrew’s eyebrows switched his face to sad.

‘Count me out.’

‘Okay.’ Chris let it go, easy as that.

‘That’s all right, then, isn’t it?’ said Summer. ‘Anyone can say they won’t fire a gun when they know someone else will do it for them.’

‘Enough.’ Chris glanced at her. ‘No problem, Andrew. It’s your decision. Go and join Maddison. She’ll be at the Seed Banks. You can help her lead tomorrow’s farming class.’

‘Thanks, Chris.’ Andrew left them, smiling in relief. Summer watched him go with an odd twinkle in her eyes. Amusement, scorn, or some secret thought? It passed too quickly for Leo to decide, and he might have forgotten ever seeing it.


About The Book

Project Firebird coverTitle: Project Firebird

Author: Nick Green

Genre: Young Adult Science Fiction

How do you save the world when it’s already too late?

Don’t ask Leo Lloyd-Jones. Ask him how to steal a car, or why he got excluded from every school in Salford, but don’t come to him for help. This whole thing must be a daft mistake – and if anyone finds out, he’s done for.

Earth is on a deadly collision course that nothing can prevent. The only real hope is Project Firebird, deep inside a blast-proof bunker that shelters the brightest and bravest young people. Leo has got mixed up with the likes of Rhys Carnarvon, the celebrated teenage polar explorer, and other child prodigies chosen to keep the flame of civilisation.

Among them is the streetwise Paige Harris, a girl Leo likes a lot (but not in that way). Paige is desperate to rescue her little sister from London before the catastrophe strikes. But no-one is crazy enough to try that. Almost no-one.

Leo is about to find out why he’s here.


Author Bio

Nick Green Author Portrait_A2ZoomNick Green lives in the UK. He is the author of seven fiction books to date, including the middle-grade CAT KIN trilogy published by Strident. His other books include THE STORM BOTTLE, a fantasy adventure about the dolphins of Bermuda, and most recently the FIREBIRD trilogy, a YA science fiction epic.


Website:  www.nickgreenbooks.com

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VZPz24jbJaQ

 Amazon: http://amzn.to/1lsUNyt


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Book Excerpt Earth Cell: The Ux-Blood Trilogy (Book One)


We love science-fiction, so of course we wanted to host “Earth Cell”, the first book in the Ux-Blood Trilogy by author Charles Brass.

We hope you enjoy the excerpt as much as we did!

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I paused long enough to swallow a mouthful of water through my suddenly dry throat. This is going to be the most painful moment of your life, I thought. Brace yourself. Don’t stop.

Another thought crossed my mind. All in.

I pinched the base of the claw in the fingers of my right hand. With my left, I curled my bottom lip out and down. The pain sent paralyzing shocks through my body. I screamed. After a few breaths, the pain relented somewhat and I could move my right arm. I positioned the claw’s tip against the right knot after several shaky efforts. I clenched my teeth, closed my eyes, then pulled the claw through the inside of my lip.

When I regained consciousness, I reached down with trembling fingers, picked up the claw. The insect cloud around my bloody clothing seemed denser. I felt bugs walking across my face, along my lips. I cried out again when I curled my lip. The pain was just as fierce. I took me a lot longer to position the claw’s tip. My fingers trembled so hard that I took out a hunk of my gum in the process, but I barely felt the pain.

When I woke again, I sobbed and reached for the claw. I must have thrashed, because water now soaked my bloody clothing. While a good number of bugs lay motionless or struggling in the wetness, even more swarmed about my head. I switched hands, holding my lip with my right this time while I bounced the tip against my lip trying to get it into position.

I spat vomit from my mouth when I recovered a fourth time. The remnants of my lunch mixed with the blood pattering from my lip. A lot of blood covered the bile, which meant I’d been out for some time. Crawling insects had joined the bug swarm, gathering at the edges of my vomit. Hands trembling ever harder now, I grabbed the claw, pulled out my lip. I gave up on the hope I might be numbed to the pain after a while.

Regaining consciousness, spitting insects from my mouth, I reached for the claw again…

And again…

Earth Cell

Earth_Cell_cover_frontTitle: Earth Cell: The Ux-Blood Trillogy (Book One)

Author: Charles Brass

Genre: Science Fiction

For centuries, the League of Cells and the Witches Guild have worked together to maintain order and stability across the overweb’s countless worlds.

Walking the pash of a warden for the League of Cells requires dedication, sacrifice, and devotion, as young Maels Raptori, the last of his kind, has learned. But he’s embraced these hardships, for serving as a warden represents the highest honor one might achieve in his lifetime. For six years under the tutelage of his adopted father and the wardens of Earth Cell, he has prepared to fulfill this dream.

When a powerful intruder nearly seizes control of Earth Cell, Maels is tested beyond anything he has experienced. He finds the strength to defeat the invader, but his trials have only begun. Chaos is spreading across the overweb, engulfing all who stand in its way. The conflict soon breaches Earth Cell. Alone on a world of violence, at the mercy of ruthless captors, Maels discovers his years of dedication and devotion may not be enough. To save Earth, he may be called upon to male the ultimate sacrifice…

Author Bio

03-4x5-300dpi-ColorCharles Brass works as a CT/MRI technologist in a new stand-alone 24-hour emergency clinic in a small town south of where he lives, some thirty miles west of Minnesota’s Twin Cities. During his six years of active duty service in the United States Navy, he served five months in Bahrain during the first Gulf War. Now, with a BS in Animation under his belt, he has visions of a successful patient education video business filling his days while CT and MRI scans on sick and injured people visiting the local Emergency Center fills his nights.

For more information, visit his blog at http://seabrassproductions.com or his Author Information page at http://clear­viewpressinc.com. Additionally, he can be reached via email at seabrass@seabrassproductions.com.

Charles plans to devote time to a few shorter works that have been brewing in his brain juices for some time, then resume writing novels. He expects to publish his next novel by the end of 2015.


This book is available in softcover and Kindle formats at amazon.com.





Book Excerpt from Made in Bionia


We’re hosting an excerpt from science-fiction / techno-thriller “Made in Bionia”. We hope you enjoy the excerpt!

Book Excerpt

Excerpt 2 Finch is guessing about William’s intentions

‘Guys, do you like borscht?’ Welka asked, and immediately saw them nodding silently in agreement. ‘Still playing “fish”? Nice. I’ll go get some dill and parsley.’

Finch and William kept pinching each other’s noses. Finch boasted he could hold his breath for three minutes. It was the second minute when they approved Welka’s lunch menu with nods, and Finch was already losing the rosiness in his cheeks. He gave up first, on the 174th second. William still looked completely serene.

‘Wow, you’re good, even Welka can’t do this. Should I let you breathe?’ Finch asked.

William shook his head in disagreement. Another minute passed.

‘Please, can I let go?’ Finch asked. ‘Holding it for long is bad for your heart.’

‘Why are we playing then?’ William asked in a funny voice, which startled Finch. He giggled and released William’s nose from his clasping fingers.

He lowered his gaze and studied William’s muscular arms, streaked with bulging veins. He wondered if William was in a relationship with someone.

Finch couldn’t remember the last time he was alone in the room with another guy outside work. And now, sitting next to a handsome man, he started musing on how William perceived his relationship with Welka. Had she told William anything intimate about him?

‘Mitya, do you think Welka ever gets worried? She didn’t seem even slightly concerned about our break-in business when she got out to the shop.’

‘Of course she does,’ Finch replied. ‘She just doesn’t show it. Buries it deeply, like a mole. Welka has a woman’s inborn wisdom. All those accumulated stresses she then dumps with adrenalin when she competes at mad rallies, when she makes her endless jokes or works out in the gym. You shouldn’t think that a girl with a doctorate in phycology is perfectly ordinary. She’s very skilful at using people’s emotions to her benefit.’

‘Does she have a boyfriend?’

‘Well,’ Finch looked down again, thinking about how to explain it better.

‘Oh sorry! You and her…?’

‘Of course not!’ Finch replied.

This question caught him off-guard. Was William asking about potential competitors?

Does he really think I’m one of them?


Made in Bionia

MADE IN BIONIA BOOK COVER MOCK UP web 2Title: Made in Bionia

Author: Grigory Ryzhakov

Genre: Science Fiction, Satirical Techno-Thriller

Official release date: 14.04.2014

Length in print: 252 pages

Published by Flower Book

Kindle regular price : $3.99; Paperback – $11.99

Book Blurb:
Why does Rasa A, the world’s most secret society, want William Carrot dead? And who is William Carrot? He has to figure this out before it’s too late.

In a world very much like ours, the Third Great War is over and the ocean is dying. Scientists in the country of Bionia invent a new technology to stop an ecological catastrophe. Can William get it before it is seized and destroyed by terrorists? With love, betrayal and marine virology standing in his way, it will be hard to call, especially when his own life is at stake.

A novel in the best traditions of science fiction, Made In Bionia has it all: love, mystery, cutting edge science and alternate history.

Your journey begins in Bionia.

Author Bio

GrigoryRyzhakov-authorpicGrigory (a.k.a Grisha) Ryzhakov grew up in the Siberian Far East, bathing in the icy waters of Seas of Okhotsk and Japan and playing hide-and-seek in the snowdrifts that carpeted his native Sakhalin Island. He later travelled thousands of miles to vibrant London, on the way collecting his MSc degree in biochemistry at Moscow State and PhD in molecular biology at Cambridge University. Meanwhile, Grigory has been ceaselessly creating poems, songs and prose until eventually he wrote his debut novel “Mr Right & Mr Wrong”. “Usher Syndrome” was his first published story, also adapted for the stage and performed at London’s Barons Court Theatre in 2010.


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