Kronos by Jeremy Robinson

Two years after his wife’s death, oceanographer and former navy SEAL, Atticus Young, attempts to reconcile with his rebellious daughter, Giona, by taking her on the scuba dive of a lifetime-swimming with a pod of peaceful humpback whales in the Gulf of Maine.  But the beauty of the sea belies a terror from the deep-a horrific creature as immense as it is ancient. There is no blood, no scream, no fight. Giona is swallowed whole by the massive jaws. Only Atticus remains to suffer the shame of the survivor and his inconsolable grief turns to an unquenchable thirst for revenge.

Drawn by the spectacle, Trevor Manfred, a ruthless billionaire, approaches Atticus with a proposition: Trevor will make available all the advanced technology of his heavily armed mega-yacht, the Titan, to aid Atticus in his death-quest. In return, Trevor is to receive the beast’s corpse as the ultimate hunting trophy.  But in the midst of the hunt, Atticus makes a terrifying discovery that changes the way he sees the ocean’s creatures and begs the question: what is Kronos? The answer sets him on a new and much more deadly course.

Produced and narrated by Jeffrey Kafer

TruckerRich Says: I really enjoyed Jeremy’s story, great twist on the story of Jonah and the Whale. Loved the characters and the story kept me on the edge of my truck seat, as I listened to it in 2 days. This book is complete and ready for download.

Get it from PodioBooks.com or from iTunes

Visit Jeremy Robinson’s site at jeremyrobinsononline

 

Down From Ten by J Daniel Sawyer

In early January, a group of friends get together for an annual retreat; eight artists, scientists, and authors cloistered together in a mansion in the mountains above Redding, California for ten days of games, conversation, exhibition, and hedonism, while isolated from the outside world. It might all have been quite pleasant, if it weren’t for the biggest California snowstorm in over twenty years. When the storm hits, the house is buried in an avalanche, leaving our heroes with no way to hike out. Instead, they must find a way to survive and stay sane while waiting for rescue – which becomes difficult when they all start having the same dream.

A comedy in the tradition of The Shining and A Clockwork Orange, a romance in the tradition of Clue and Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency, and a mystery in the tradition of Paint Your Wagon and Time Enough For Love, Down From Ten winds its way through genre like a worm tripping on LSD. It will thrill you a little, chill you a little, and tickle your fancy in ways you wouldn’t want your children to see.

Intended for adult audiences, this book contains strong language, sexual situations, bizarre humor, and discussions involving Klingons. Listener discretion is advised.

TRUCKERRICH SAYS: J Daniel Sawyer has created another masterpiece. Not only is the story great but the production value is Awesome. Daniel has truly mastered the art of audio production and taken it to the next level. Add in all the top notch voice actors to complete the total package. I really did not see that ending coming. Don’t miss this great tale.

Down From Ten is available from iTunes  and http://downfromten.jdsawyer.net/

For more information on J. Daniel Sawyer visit:  jdsawyer.net/  and http://truckerrich.com/2009/01/24/antithesis-book-i-by-j-daniel-sawyer/

Traitor by Mark Eller

 

BOOK ONE OF THE TURNER CHRONICLES

Last Chance – a small town set on the edge of the far frontier. It is a place of gentle manners and common civility. After all, it should be since more than three quarters of its residents are women. However times change when a Talent Master runs rampant, savages threaten war, and an illegal militia from an alternate universe plans invasion and empire. A hero is needed. A Savior. Meet Aaron Turner, the small unassuming man who runs the Last Chance General Store. He is this town’s–this world’s–only hope. Unfortunately for the town, Aaron also happens to be a soldier and Militia spy whose job is to prepare the ground for the Militia’s invasion. To help him with this task, he has a cellar filled with advanced weaponry and the unique ability to teleport between the two worlds. However after a year of living within Last Chance, Aaron is no longer sure in which direction his loyalties lie.

TruckerRich Says: Mark did a really great job on this story. I love stories were people jump to different lands or times. Reminded me a little of Steven King’s The Talisman. Mark created a believable alternate universe with some very interesting characters. I hope there are more stories to come in this series. Warning contains some minor adult situations and violence. This story is complete.

Visit Mark Eller at these links by clicking on them: www.hellholetavern.com, Podiobooks or iTunes.

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Beautiful Red by M. Darusha Wehn

The future is boring. Technology has solved the world’s most pressing problems, leaving people with tedious work and mundane play. Jack is a Security Officer Class 5, which sounds important, but isn’t. However, her banal life as a cubicle worker by day and tinkerer by night is interrupted when she discovers that her employer’s computer system has been invaded.
Jack enlists the help of her only friends – her co-worker, Gilles and Adrian, an online friend she’s never met – to help her track down the source of the invasion. Her investigation leads her to a shadowy group called the Red, where Jack learns that not everyone lives a life of quiet servitude.
Even though she believes that the Red are responsible for a series of gruesome attacks, Jack begins to become attracted to their worldview. In her search for the people responsible for the attacks, she confronts the leaders of the group as well as her own burgeoning sense of self-awareness.

TruckerRich Says:  Great story and characters. Darusha did a great job telling this story. At the end of each Episode she had me wanting more. The Episode are short, under 20 minutes. Great if you have a short commute. Warning this progam contains grown up themes and laungage that the FCC doesn’t like. This novel is complete.

Visit Darusha at these links by clicking on them: darusha.ca/beautifulredPodiobooks or iTunes.

 

Fractured Horizon by H. E. Roulo

Katherine Downs sets off to find her mysterious father—and awakens hundreds of years later into a world guided by visionary Royals. But Kay inadvertently blinds their power.

Hunted, she joins the rebel Adams, bio-engineered warriors who rely on banned technology for a precarious foothold on the fading world. Will they destroy Kay for being only human, or will revelations about her own unnatural origins cause Kay to help them in their ongoing war?

Greeted by a high-tech horde, courted by visionary royalty, and always steps away from her goals, Kay must master her own abilities before humanity is destroyed on Earth and the colonies in space.

Envision a world ready to collapse– and then watch it tip over the edge.

TruckerRich Says: I liked the story and the premise. I have to admit that I had a hard time following this story. I’m not sure if it was because I was driving and other wise distracted while I listened.All that said, I do recommend that you listen and post a comment to let other know what you thing.

Visit Heather at: www.fracturedhorizonnovel.com, Podiobooks or iTunes

Click the iTunes or Podiobooks link above to download and listen.


Eden by Phil Rossi

The tree is beautiful and they call her Eden. Her branches reach for the stars. She is like all other trees on planet Earth save for her enormous size. Still, she has leaves and she has bark. She turns sunlight into life. But this tree does not sprout from the dirt. Eden fills the sky, high in orbit above the blue expanse of Uranus. There she changes humanity’s very concept of extraterrestrial life. Dr. Malcolm Green is sent to Eden to audit a science team studying this extraordinary tree from the dark confines of space station Lola. But with unexplainable accidents plaguing the team, tensions are mounting between scientists and custodial staff. Is there a future for this project and Lola? Only Malcolm Green can make that call. From the second he sets foot on Lola, Malcolm’s own future becomes at stake. He soon finds that love, friendship, and his own mortality tremble like a leaf at the sound of Eden’s call.

Eden is the latest podcast fiction offering from Phil Rossi, author of Crescent and Notes from the Vault.

Warning recommended for mature audiences.

TruckerRich Says: Leave the lights on… Here is another story from Phil Rossi… His last story Crescent, was guaranteed to make the hair on your neck stand up and scream! (Yes, your hair will scream!)  I’m sure this one will do the same.  Phil is truly a master storyteller.  This novella is now complete.

Visit Phil Rossi at: crescentstation.net or  Podiobooks and  iTunes

Coming soon “Crescent” the book pre-order now.



Antithesis, Book I by J. Daniel Sawyer

 

Antithesis, Book I

 

Predestination and Other Games of Chance

A new thriller from the author of Sculpting God
Now podcasting

A man walks into a bar…

In the Port of Call bar on Space Station Sidon a man sits at a card game. He’s ruthless, he’s unforgiving, he terrifies his opponents into submission, and he almost never loses. His name is Alex Hart, and he is waiting for someone.

Reuben Briggs never could play nice with others. As a professor he couldn’t stay out of trouble. As the National Security Advisor he couldn’t resist using other people’s secrets to leverage his agenda. He always attracted the wrong kind of attention, and in 2125 that attention turned deadly. A Lunar judge wants his secrets. A corrupt senator wants him dead. The Green Lady wants his fealty.

For three years he’s been one jump ahead of the bounty hunters as he fought his way through the underworld of South America. Living by his wits and the fall of the cards, he’s stolen a new name, bought a new face, and scammed a seat on a shuttle to Space Station Sidon. He’s a man used to micromanaging destiny, and he doesn’t know that he’s walking into a trap more dangerous than anything he’s faced before.

Alex Hart wants to play cards with him.

Walking into the Port of Call, Briggs thinks he’s left all the hunters behind him. But in the looking-glass world above the gravity well, he’s about to discover that survival, like poker, is just another sport.

And in this contest, it’s not whether you win or lose. It’s how you rig the game.

Predestination and Other Games of Chance is a full-cast audio production of the first book in J. Daniel Sawyer’s Antithesis series. New episodes appear every Thursday. If sufficient interest develops, Predestination will be followed by the remaining volumes in the story:

Book 1 Predestination (and Other Games of Chance)
Book 2 Free Will (and Other Compulsions)
Book 3 Predation (and Other Acts of Mercy)
Book 4 Anarchy (and Other Forms of Government)
Book 5 Forgiveness (and Other Forms of Violence)

Warning Harsh language, graphic violence, sexual themes and situations.

TruckerRich Says: I am totally blown away by the brilliance of the authors I post on my site. Dan Sawyer’s story has  me floored with awe!  He has been developing his stories since he was a teenager.  Refining them as he has aged and gained worldly knowledge.  Amazing characters and plot mixed together with a talented voice cast.  Dan showed his brilliance again, in putting it all together with music and sound effects. Altogether a wonderful work of art that I will be waiting for each week to drop into my iTunes feed.

Find J. Daniel Sawyer at jdsawyer.net and iTunes

Other works by J. Daniel Sawyer: Sculpting God – iTunes
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Black Shadow by Steve Saylor

In a world where evil walks the earth, where super villains are taken over by demonic beings . They all want one thing, and one thing only. To take over the world. There is only one man who can stop them. One man with the powers and abilities to kick some serious demon ass. In a race against time to stop a portal that opens to Hell itself. One man, one hero, one sonofabitch you don’t want to mess with.

He is faceless,

He is fearless,

He is… Black Shadow.

From the mind of debut podiobook author Steve Saylor comes a story where the super powers meets the Supernatural.

TruckerRich says: A great new Super Hero fighting the evil out there in the world. I really enjoyed Steve’s story.

Find him on iTunes, Podiobooks or on his sight http://stevesaylor.net/

Escape Pod hosted by Steve Eley

EscapePod.org Every week, Steve Eley and a revolving cast of narrators deliver some of the best in science fiction short fiction. The stories come from established masters like Robert Silverberg and Nancy Kress to new voices like Mur Laffery and David Barr Kirtley. So you can hear how a small town mishandles the miracle of nanotechnology or how someone can hire an escort for a romantic rendezvous in the client’s past. From the heights of space opera to the depths of cyberpunk and everything in between, this podcast will take you out of your mundane world for a little while.

Get it EscapePod.org and at iTunes

Also Check out PsuedoPod and PodCastle

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Playing For Keeps by Mur Lafferty

Playing for Keeps tells the story of Keepsie Branson, a bar owner in the shining metropolis of Seventh City: birthplace of super powers. Keepsie and her friends live among egotistical heroes and manipulative villains, and manage to fall directly in the middle as people with powers, but who just aren’t strong enough to make a difference. Or that’s what they’ve been told. As the city begins to melt down, it’s hard to tell who are the good guys and who are the bad.

My Take: MightyMur has written a wonder adventure of lower level superhero’s with odd powers. Mur’s narration is very smooth and easy on the ears. I have listened to some of Mur’s other works and have been very entertained.

Get PFK at Podiobooks, iTunes or visit Mur’s site at Murverse.com or www.playingforkeepsnovel.com

Also check out Mur’s Heaven series and other stories at Podiobooks or the sites above. Mur also does “I should be writing 2.0″ “Tips of the podcasting Masters” at Amazon and also “The Takeover”

We’re showing Amazon how the small press does it, hero-style. Please go to Amazon.com on August 25 and purchase Playing For Keeps. If everyone does it on the same day, strange and wonderful things can happen. It’s true, I’ve seen it.