Adventure

Pathogens

Pathogens
Title: Pathogens
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Published: August 9, 2016
Author's Twitter: @JamesSchannep
Soldier, High Schooler, Martial Arts Instructor, Convict, Bank Teller, Mechanic. What do these six people have in common? When you step into their shoes, they're going to survive the zombie apocalypse. Pick from six characters and play 100 possible endings in this choose your own path style adventure. A spinoff of the bestselling Click Your Poison book, INFECTED, PATHOGENS is the ultimate Zombie Apocalypse gamebook! At the end of each chapter, click your choice and the story automatically evolves around your decisions. Zombocalypse, you say? That's right. Science has finally cracked the code on eternal life with the wonderdrug Gligazyme ®, but that advance came with a terrible price--the immortal living dead are coming to feed on human flesh. And that's not all you'll have to contend with... As civilization's fire goes out, the darkness creeps back in. Who will survive the zombie apocalypse? YOU decide in PATHOGENS!

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The Tale Of Findo Gask

The Tale Of Findo Gask
Title: The Tale Of Findo Gask
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Published: December 9, 2013
From stealing cigarettes to an armed raid on a security firm… from saving drowning dogs to snatching an opera diva’s tiara, ‘Findo Gask’ tells the story of a rollercoaster life in the underbelly of modern Britain. It’s also the story of a lonely boy trying to find love and earn respect from the few people that he does trust. Findo Gask is born into poverty. His mother is a drug addict and he grows up surrounded by the worst kind of underworld lowlifes. But Findo is someone special and determined to make sure his name isn’t forgotten. Growing up as an unregistered child with no official identity, Findo learns early on how to keep his head down, slip in and out of places unobserved, and run from trouble - perfect talents for a thief. Initially, Findo steals to survive but - as he gets older and his exploits more audacious - theft becomes a form of self-expression, a way of asserting his identity and shouting out his name to anyone who will listen… including Abby McGee, the girl who steals his heart. ‘The Tale Of Findo Gask’ is a story about a boy with no official identity but a burning desire to prove himself; someone who does what others would love to do if they had no morals… or weren’t frightened of getting caught.

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The Codex Lacrimæ, Part II

The Codex Lacrimæ, Part II: The Book of Tears (The Artifacts of Destiny)
Title: The Codex Lacrimæ, Part II: The Book of Tears (The Artifacts of Destiny)
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Published: November 5, 2013
ON THE FJORDS OF ASGARD, SERVIUS AURELIUS SANTINI CONFRONTS A HORROR FROM THE DEEPS… …But he lost the words as his mind filled with a blinding light cast by the aquamarine brilliance of the Codex Lacrimae, and a last, fleeting vision of Clarinda — no! It couldn’t be a real image, could it? Were nixies taking her from Skíðblaðnir and back to the battle? God, please. Where are you? He saw the faint aquamarine glow on his braces beneath the fjord’s surface. In that sinister tome were the words that he needed at this moment. Words apparently more immediate, more powerful, and more responsive than the silent God who had cast him to this fate! He wouldn’t die here. So be it: The Book of Revelations it is, God. Guide my arm, and let me throw down this dragon! Then the thinking was over, and Jormungand was upon him. Aurelius had an instant to register the shriek of Mjöllnir as he swung upward to make a last strike at the serpent. Then his vision filled with green scales, crimson eyes, and fanged maw as the leviathan became a blur before him — oblivion followed in a rushing gyre of flaming dragon’s breath, blue-green Codex Light, and black sea water… THE CONTINUATION OF AN EPIC FANTASY, WHERE NOTHING IS AS IT SEEMS… ______________________________________

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Listed on the previous Awesome Indies Website in the “Rough Cuts” Category.

This was a special page for fiction in the rough and included uncut diamonds found during the assessment process. These books did not receive “Awesome Indies Approval”  but were considered to have a spark of brilliance, perhaps in their ideas, world-building, or some new approach. The issues that kept them from the “Approved” list are things that most readers would not notice as the good qualities overshadow any inadequacies. Awesome Indies stated: (quote) “Rough Cuts are here because the author cannot afford the cost of the line editor needed to tidy it up, and we don’t want genius to be missed because the author hasn’t a huge budget.”

 

The Seeds of Time

The Seeds of Time
Title: The Seeds of Time
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Published: June 10, 2012
Author's Twitter: @FaithMortimer
Englishman, Richard Barker, has everything he needs - a beautiful yacht, plenty of money, and an exciting occupation. When disaster strikes he is shattered and struggles to come to terms with his feelings of guilt and grief. At his darkest hour, help arrives from two unexpected and completely opposite sources. Into his life walk beautiful, serene Sorrel and the tempestuous and wilful Miranda. While Richard is battling with his raw and confused emotional state, he discovers secrets about his dead father’s past life during the Second World War. It is this intriguing news that helps bring Richard to his senses.

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Dark Under the Cover of Night

Dark Under the Cover of Night
Title: Dark Under the Cover of Night
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Published: August 29, 2012
This first instalment in Jayne Castel's THE KINGDOM OF THE EAST ANGLES series is for fans of Historical Fiction, Historical Romance and Adventure. Readers who love Diana Gabaldon, Bernard Cornwell and Elizabeth Chadwick should enjoy this epic romance adventure set in Dark Ages Britain. Although each novel follows on historically, this series can be read as separate, standalone, romances.

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