Four teens dive into a wormhole and discover more than they ever wanted to about themselves, the nature of love, what some will do for power. Lives are at stake and perils abound in Zoe Hauser’s debut novel!
The dramatic premise explored in a new novel, Insynnium, is a wild, immersive leap into a world-changing (but fictional) drug. In other hands, what could be a dystopian thriller goes one step further in author Tim Cole’s capable hands. He focuses on the humans who first discover and use the drug and weaves his story with a devilish charm. This is somewhat Bill Murray/“Groundhog Day” territory, a film exploring one man’s reliving a day in his life over and over until he learned new behaviors, new skills and came out of it a better man. Unlike “Groundhog,” Max McVista takes multiple doses of the drug against all advice, then somehow expands time itself in what he calls an “AUE” or “Alternative Universe Experience,” enabling him to spend months and sometimes years becoming or experiencing whatever he wishes. When returning real-time, he’s only missed a day or two. (For E=MC squared fans, it’s basically reverse engineering of Einsteinian physics.) For a man with few basic skills, a drunk who all but abandons his wife and sons, he returns to his family with outsized skills as a musician, entrepreneur, carpenter, medical savant, pilot. Skills he could not have learned in any traditional manner. He lies about how he learned everything, tracing it back to an accident, choosing to bury his drug-induced years of time-traveling across the world, spending concentrated periods exploring whatever he fancies with no time “penalty” in the real world. Of course, it’s not all happy stories [...]
SOLSTICE SHADOWS: A VanOps Thriller, Book 2 by Avanti Centrae – Espionage Thriller/Suspense, Historical Thriller,
The second High-Stakes Thriller in the VanOps series does not disappoint! Highly recommended.
Looking for a fast-paced, rooting-tooting, page-turning Western? Look no further. Hansen delivers in spades. Highly recommended.
Welcome to a brave new world with weird and wonderful beings, unique destinations, strong characters, and a good feel for life at the top of a galactic empire with a remarkable level of detail, very much in the spirit of Isaac Asimov’s famed Foundation trilogy. The first Space Opera from the creative-duo of V & D Povall, and one that's sure to be a hit. Highly recommended!
BISHOP’S LAW by Rafael Amadeus Hines – African American Urban Fiction, War Fiction, Thriller/Suspense
A thriller that will enthrall, with a hero in an impossible situation, against impossible odds. How will Bishop resolve the situation this time? Readers will be glad they picked this one up! Highly recommended!
When you think you know the verdict, watch out! A literary masterpiece complete with courtroom drama and a strong dose of what it means to be human. Highly recommended!
Putting More Character into Your Characters – by Skip Ferderber – a Chanticleer Writer’s Toolbox Post
Character development will help you elevate your story and make for a more enjoyable experience for your reader and hopefully increase your readership. (As stated by one of Chanticleer's most ardent professional book reviewers, Skip Ferderber)
SOLAR REBOOT by Matthew D. Hunt – Post-Apocalyptic Science Fiction, Action/Thriller, Dystopian Fiction
What happens when the sun sets out to destroy us? One family finds out the hard way as they fight against elements, distance, and villains while attempting to reunite in the relative safety of their mountain compound. Thrilling and terrifying - and one of our favorites. Highly recommended!
A FEMALE DOCTOR in the CIVIL WAR by Richard Alan – US Historical Fiction, Civil War Fiction, Female Doctors Civil War
Any soldier in the Civil War would be lucky to have Dr. Abbey Kaplan as their surgeon. Fascinating storytelling. Recommended.