Call of the Herald by Brian Rathbone

Echoes of the ancients’ power are distant memories, tattered and faded by the passage of eons, but that is about to change. A new dawn has arrived. Latent abilities, harbored in mankind’s deepest fibers, wait to be unleashed. Ancient evils awaken, and old fears ignite the fires of war. In times such as these, ordinary people have the power to save the world . . . or destroy it.

Call of the Herald is Book One of The Dawning of Power trilogy. A World of Godsland Novel.

Book Two is: Inherited Danger and book Three is: Dragon Ore

TRUCKER RICH SAYS: Brian Rathbone does a great and compelling job telling this intriguing story. I enjoyed the characters and the trials they endured. I am looking forward to listening to the others two stories in this series. This story and series is complete.



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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

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Jack Wakes Up by Seth Harwood

What does a movie-star one-hit-wonder and ex-drug-addict do when he’s cleaned up, down on his luck, and running out of money?

In the three years since Jack Palms went clean – no drugs, no drinking, no life – he’s added fourteen pounds of muscle, read 83 books, and played it as straight as anyone can ask him. Now, when an old friend from L.A. calls, he signs on to help a set of Eastern Europeans score enough coke to settle down and set up shop. All Jack has to do is keep them entertained and get them through their purchase.

But when the plan runs into a few problems, and Jack starts getting phone calls from an old friend on the police force, he realizes that this business will take a lot more acting than he first assumed.

TruckerRich Says:  Seth has written an action packed, fast paced novel that will keep you on the edge of your seat. Jack Wakes Up is a true crime drama that plays out like an action movie. Warning this novel contains adult language and violence, not safe for the mini-van.

Visit Seth Harwood at: sethharwood.com , Podiobooks or iTunes

Jake Wakes Up by Seth Harwood comes out in paperback in May 5th, 2009

Nina Kimberly the Merciless by Christiana Ellis

 

She’s on a mission… To kill the man who loves her…

Why?

Because he’s an idiot.

Nina Kimberly The Merciless is the story of a teenage barbarian princess who must rid herself of an obnoxious royal suitor, replace him with a hero, and then grow into her destiny as a…


What are people saying about Nina Kimberly The Merciless?

“This is the Princess Bride… if The Princess Bride had been written by Monty Python’s Flying Circus. It’s madcap fun, with plenty of charm, tenderness, and heart to make this a delightful story and a Podiobook favorite!” — Tee Morris, author of Legacy of Morevi and co-author of Podcasting for Dummies

“A fantasy novel about a teenage barbarian princess who’s not going to let anyone else control her. Look out world she’s got a sword and knows how to use it!” — SFFAudio

“This is one of the most enjoyable and unpredictable books I’ve found on Podiobooks.com. Brave Men Run set the standard for sci-fi. Nina Kimberly does the same for fantasy.” — Jim from LARP Radio

TruckerRich Says: Christiana has written a very imaginative story. There is some minor violence or I would recommend it for young adults. This is a coming of age story in which Nina faces a kind of love triangle between a dashing knight and a dragon. She has to decide who she can trust. Come and listen to this magic journey, as Nina and her friend travel to find a wizard.

Visit Christiana Ellis at:  http://christianaellis.com/ , Podiobooks or iTunes

Click the iTunes link above to download the free audio or click the link below to purchase the book.

Nina Kimberly The Merciless Is coming out in paperback on May 15th, 2009

Grey by Jon Armstrong

High fashion, corporate malfeasance, celebrity culture, and an obsessed media collide with exuberant violence and volatile intensity in Grey, the explosive debut novel by Jon Armstrong.

For Michael Rivers, life is perfect. Michael has everything; tall, handsome, and famous, he is worshipped by billions of fans around the globe. He is wealthy beyond measure, the heir apparent to RiverGroup, one of the handful of high-tech corporations that controls the world. He is fashionable, setting trends with his wardrobe of immaculate designer suits, each a unique and celebrated work of art. And Michael is in love, perfect love, sharing a private language based entirely on quotes from the latest fashion magazine advertisements, with Nora, his beautiful, witty, and equally perfect fiance, the only woman with whom he can see surgically-altered monochromatic eye to eye.

When an assassin’s bullets pierce Michael’s body before the unblinking eyes of cameras, reporters, and viewers at a press junket, everything changes, forcing Michael to question everything about his previously perfect world. Illusions shattered and forcibly separated from Nora, Michael seeks to uncover the reasons behind the attempted assassination, embarking on a quest that leads him to question his relationships with his loud, profane, and narcissistically Ultra father; his estranged mother; and the perilous, contaminated, neo-feudalistic world that lies beyond the safe and protected bubble of corporate family life.

Michael must delve deep into his past, finding that all paths he uncovers seem to lead to the now-closed PartyHaus, and to a time when he was the golden boy, dancing furiously to the beat of notorious all-night Rage parties thrown by his father.

TruckerRich Says: Jon Armstrong writes one heck of a Futuristic Psychedelic Fantasy. I might think Mr. Armstrong may have been on acid when writing this tale. His Future world is very detailed and the story was a very believable love story. Come along for the wild ride

This story is strong recommended for mature audiences.

Find Grey at  Podiobooks or www.jonarmstrong.com

The Mark of a Druid by Rhonda Carpenter

When twenty-six-year-old Eve McCormick awakes, the images from her nightmare are indelible. The dream feels so real she must force herself to get a grip. This experience is just the beginning for Eve, a Los Angeles clinical hypnotherapist and researcher investigating whether reincarnation is fact or fiction.

Unstoppable visions of an ancient lifetime steal days from her. The danger escalates when she wakes up physically injured and marked with a strange symbol. While Eve battles the past to maintain her sanity and safety, her project is jeopardized as another researcher’s attempts to take over. One partner dies and another is accused of inappropriate conduct. Eve and her friend, Dr. Andrea McMurray, don’t believe in coincidence and probe their shared visions for answers.

On the other side of the Atlantic, Welshman Ryerson Sanders is haunted by his dreams and believes Eve’s research project can help him. For both of them, an ancient Celtic prophecy and long-sought revenge entangles the past with the present. A druidess and a shape-shifter must join to save the druid way of life, while a queen conspires to kill Erin’s only high king. Will the oaths and agendas of the past reach across the centuries to strengthen or to destroy?

Warning recommended for mature audiences.

TruckerRich Says: Rhonda has done a wonderful job with this Celtic fantasy novel.  Although I don’t believe in reincarnation, it makes for a great story.  The story unwinds as characters discover there past lives and how they are connected in there present lives.  Throw in a crime drama and thing get real interesting. I found myself sitting on the edge of my seat waiting for what would happen next. Well done Rhonda, thanks for the awesome adventure!

Find Rhonda R Carpenter at: rhondacarpeter.coms or themarkofadruid.com

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If you like this story you will also like The Fox by Arlene Radasky

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.



Karl’s Last Flight by Basil Sands

Karl Alexander had been an adrenaline junky for twenty five years. Whether flying Harriers in the Marines, piloting the shuttle for NASA, or as the chief astronaut for StrataCorp Space Flight his happiness was only found when he hit five Gs. But when a series of minor mishaps sends his ship crashing into the desert of an unknown country, Karl finds a new kind of adrenaline rush as he is swept into a raging torrent of the world at the edge of war. Spies, insurgents, secret police, and an infamous Saudi millionaire terrorist all threaten to make his next flight, his last.

Come and get your fix of hardcore, adrenaline laced action that’ll make your heart race and your muscles tense. Basil Sands brings you the podcast novel that started it all.

When you listen, be sure to put your tray table in the upright and locked position and fasten your safety belt… it’s going to be a wild ride.

Warning recommended for mature audiences.

Find Basil Sands at: www.basilsands.com and Podiobooks.com or iTunes

TruckerRich Says: I listened to this wonderfully entertaining story in one day. The characters were believable and kept me on the edge of my seat. Basil Sands does a great job reading this Military style story. His character voices are smooth and entertaining. I highly recommend this story and look forward to the next books from Basil: 65 Below,  In the Shadows and Faithful Warrior.