The Clone Empire by Steven L. Kent

Title: The Clone Empire

Author: Steven L. Kent

Publisher: Ace

Release Date: October 26, 2010

ISBN: 978-0441019588

Size: 368 pages, 4×6″, softcover

Genre: Science Fiction

Series: The Clone Republic (bk 1), Rogue Clone (bk 2), The Clone Alliance (bk 3), The Clone Elite (bk 4), The Clone Betrayal (bk 5)

After a blistering defeat by alien forces, clone soldier Lt. Wayson Harris and his brethren have been exiled to the far reaches of the galaxy where the Unified Authority intends to use them as targets for live-fire training exercises. But the clones they created and trained to fight have founded their own empire. Now, Harris will unleash his rage against the might of the U.A. Fleet, leading an army with everything to fight for, and one thing to die for—revenge.

My Gift to You by Lori Nawyn

Title: My Gift to You

Author: Lori Nawyn

Publisher: Covenant

Release Date: October, 2010

ISBN: 978-1-60861-101-0

Size: 200 pages, 5×7, softcover

Genre: General

Trish Ingram works hard to maintain the perfect suburban household— or, at least, the appearance of one. By managing her outer world with lavish attention and rigid control, she’s able to ignore and conceal the darkness of her inner world, which is plagued by traumatic childhood memories of loss.

Her terminally ill sister-in-law, Jamie, sees through the façade and reaches out in love to Trish, inspiring her to seek a more meaningful life and a more authentic self. But the childhood scars run deep, and despite Trish’s best efforts, she’s unable to be the wife and mother her family needs.

Devastated by the departure of her husband and daughter, Trish faces the challenge and opportunity of a lifetime. She desires to move forward in faith, but this desire alone cannot mend her family’s shattered trust. The hollow realm of denial and fear has been her safe haven. To confront pain and transcend the shadows of her past will require a level of courage she’s not sure she possesses.

This gripping and hopeful story of familial love and conflict tenderly reminds us that forgiveness—of self and others—is both a difficult choice and a precious gift.

The Water is Wide by Marianne Monson

Title: The Water Is Wide (Mima Journals, book 1)

Author: Marianne Monson

Publisher: Deseret Book

Release Date: October 15, 2010


Size: 224 pages, 5×7.5, softcover

Genre: YA Historical

The Water Is Wide begins the beautifully written story of fourteen-year-old Jemima “Mima” Hough.

After her mother meets a pair of Latter-day Saint missionaries in the small English town of Wooden Box in 1845, Mima hopes that her life won’t change that much. Then her mother decides to emigrate to America.

Mima faces some tough decisions. Should she stay in Liverpool with her brother, or face the journey with her mother?

Mima’s story is one of courage and self-discovery, of heartache and love.

Book 1 of a three-book series, The Water Is Wide begins the epic adventure of a girl who experiences the life of a pioneer as an outsider.

Chasing Pirates in Never Land by R.L. Tyler

Title: Chasing Pirates in Never Land

Author: R.L. Tyler (aka Rebecca Shelley)

Publisher: Wonder Realms

Release Date: October 19, 2010


Size: ebook; 12, 345 words

Genre: Suspense

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Short story. Not eligible for a Whitney Award.

An agent in forced retirement investigates a string of brutal murders while coming to terms with his wife’s death.

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The Dragon’s Apprentice by James A. Owen

Title: The Dragon’s Apprentice (Chronicles of the Imaginarium Geographica, v5)

Author: James A. Owen

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing

Release Date: October 19, 2010

ISBN: 978-1416958970

Size: 384 pages, hardcover

Genre: YA Fantasy

Series: Here There Be Dragons (v. 1), The Search for the Red Dragon (v. 2), The Indigo King (v. 3), The Shadow Dragons (v4)

Seven years after the events of The Shadow Dragons, John, Jack and Charles are finally able to return to their beloved Archipelago of Dreams. But even as their return is celebrated by old friends, new concerns shadow the reunion: the threat of Ecthroi, primordial Shadow. And perhaps even worse, the apparent splintering of Time itself.

Now, the Caretakers must fight against their most fearsome enemy ever and attempt to restore Time. They must journey through a forgotten Door from the destroyed Keep of Time in order to seek out the Dragon’s Apprentice. If they fail, it will mean the end of both of the worlds. But success will carry its own price–a price that may be too high even for the Caretakers to bear.

Chest of Souls by Michelle Erickson

Title: Chest of Souls (Book 1)

Author: M. Erickson


Release Date: October 18, 2010

ISBN: 978-0557680023

Size: 334 pages, 6×9, softcover

Genre: YA Speculative

When do you tell children they are destined to bring down the wickedest city in the world? That they’ve been hunted their entire lives by the very evil they must destroy? And when they finally meet that evil, they may not win?

You don’t.

Brenna is safe because she’s oblivious to everything but Talon. She doesn’t know that her mother is Hi-Sha of Eyes, or that her father was an assassin and he’s supposed to be dead. She doesn’t even know her pet is the Queen of all Shee’s.

Talon felt safe until he met Brenna. Once he is ordered to protect her, he’s had to fight monsters he never knew existed, run away from an assassin, and escape a forest full of carnivores. His father burned down their cottage and left him with people he just met and he isn’t sure who to trust.

In the meantime the Chest of Souls waits to be powered and neither child can guess the price.

Crescendo by Becca Fitzpatrick

Title: Crescendo

Author: Becca Fitzpatrick

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing

Release Date: October 19, 2010

ISBN: 978-1416989431

Size: 432 pages, hardcover

Genre: YA Fantasy

Series: Hush, Hush

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Nora should have know her life was far from perfect. Despite starting a relationship with her guardian angel, Patch (who, title aside, can be described anything but angelic), and surviving an attempt on her life, things are not looking up. Patch is starting to pull away and Nora can’t figure out if it’s for her best interest or if his interest has shifted to her arch-enemy Marcie Millar. Not to mention that Nora is haunted by images of her father and she becomes obsessed with finding out what really happened to him that night he left for Portland and never came home.

The farther Nora delves into the mystery of her father’s death, the more she comes to question if her Nephilim blood line has something to do with it as well as why she seems to be in danger more than the average girl. Since Patch isn’t answering her questions and seems to be standing in her way, she has to start finding the answers on her own. Relying too heavily on the fact that she has a guardian angel puts Nora at risk again and again. But can she really count on Patch or is he hiding secrets darker than she can even imagine?

Secondhand Charm by Julie Berry

Title: Secondhand Charm

Author: Julie Berry

Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Children’s Books

Release Date: October 12, 2010

ISBN: 978-1599905112

Size: 320 pages, 5×8, hardcover

Genre: Young Adult Fantasy

In a secluded village, magic sparkles on the edges of the forest. There, a young girl named Evie possesses unusually strong powers as a healer. A gypsy’s charms—no more than trinkets when worn by others—are remarkably potent when Evie ties them around her neck. Her talents, and charms, have not escaped the notice of the shy stonemason’s apprentice. But Evie wants more than a quiet village and the boy next-door. When the young king’s carriage arrives one day, and his footman has fallen ill, Evie might just get her chance after all . . .

The Scorch Trials by James Dashner

Title: The Scorch Trials

Author: James Dashner

Publisher: Delacorte

Release Date: October 12, 2010

ISBN: 978-0385738750

Size: 368 pages, Hardcover

Genre: YA Fantasy

Series: The Maze Runner

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Solving the Maze was supposed to be the end. No more puzzles. No more variables. And no more running. Thomas was sure that escape meant he and the Gladers would get their lives back. But no one really knew what sort of life they were going back to. In the Maze, life was easy. They had food, and shelter, and safety . . . until Teresa triggered the end. In the world outside the Maze, however, the end was triggered long ago.

Burned by sun flares and baked by a new, brutal climate, the earth is a wasteland. Government has disintegrated—and with it, order—and now Cranks, people covered in festering wounds and driven to murderous insanity by the infectious disease known as the Flare, roam the crumbling cities hunting for their next victim . . . and meal.

The Gladers are far from finished with running. Instead of freedom, they find themselves faced with another trial. They must cross the Scorch, the most burned-out section of the world, and arrive at a safe haven in two weeks. And WICKED has made sure to adjust the variables and stack the odds against them.

Thomas can only wonder—does he hold the secret of freedom somewhere in his mind? Or will he forever be at the mercy of WICKED?

The Clockwork Three by Matthew J. Kirby

Title: The Clockwork Three

Author: Matthew J. Kirby

Publisher: Scholastic Press

Release Date: October 1, 2010

ISBN: 978-0545203371

Size: 400 pages, 6×8″, hardcover

Genre: Middle Grade Fantasy

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Three ordinary children are brought together by extraordinary events. . .

Giuseppe is an orphaned street musician from Italy, who was sold by his uncle to work as a slave for an evil padrone in the U.S. But when a mysterious green violin enters his life he begins to imagine a life of freedom.

Hannah is a soft-hearted, strong-willed girl from the tenements, who supports her family as a hotel maid when tragedy strikes and her father can no longer work. She learns about a hidden treasure, which she knows will save her family — if she can find it.

And Frederick, the talented and intense clockmaker’s apprentice, seeks to learn the truth about his mother while trying to forget the nightmares of the orphanage where she left him. He is determined to build an automaton and enter the clockmakers’ guild — if only he can create a working head.

Together, the three discover they have phenomenal power when they team up as friends, and that they can overcome even the darkest of fears.

The Seventeen Second Miracle by Jason F. Wright

Title: The Seventeen Second Miracle

Author: Jason F. Wright

Publisher: Berkley Trade

Release Date: September 28, 2010

ISBN: 978-0425237946

Size: 304 pages, 5.5×7.5, softcover

Genre: General, Inspirational

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From the New York Times bestselling author of The Wednesday Letters and The Cross Gardener, a story of small kindnesses — and life-changing miracles.

Seventeen seconds can change a life forever. This is what Rex Connor learned on a gorgeous summer afternoon in 1970 when, as a lifeguard, he diverted his gaze for seventeen seconds and tragedy occurred. Forty years later the waves of that day still ripple through the lives of countless people, including his son, Cole.

Cole Connor has become a patient teacher, and now he has invited three struggling teenagers to visit him on his front porch to learn about Rex Connor — and the Seventeen Second Miracle. Together they will learn how Rex Connor could have allowed seventeen seconds to destroy him, but instead he chose to live every day believing the smallest of acts could change the world for good. And the students, each with their own secrets and private pains, will begin to understand that even tragedy brings lessons. Even pain brings comfort. Even death brings miracles. A seventeen second miracle can change a life — if you let it.

City Limits by Sherilyn Pratt

Title: City Limits (Rhea Jensen Series, Book 3)

Author: Sheralyn Pratt

Publisher: Cedar Fort/Bonneville

Release Date: October 8, 2010

ISBN: 978-1599554235

Size: 224 pages, 5.5×8.5, paperback

Genre: Suspense

Series: City of Angels (bk 1), Welcome to Stalk Lake City (bk 2)

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Not eligible for Whitney Award. Previously published.

In the third installment of the Rhea Jensen series, Rhea’s best friend Kay McCoy moves to Salt Lake City to keep a closer eye on Rhea, and Rhea worries that Kay wants things to go back to the way they were in Los Angeles – clubbing, dancing, and men. But when Rhea agrees to do a simple, harmless favor for Kay, she unwittingly sets off a series of events that ends up with a secret society appearing right at her door. The stakes are higher than ever – solving the case means more than just collecting her weekly paycheck. This time, it’s a matter of life and death.

Elliot and the Goblin War by Jennifer A. Nielsen

Title: Elliot and the Goblin War

Author: Jennifer A. Nielsen

Illustrator: Gideon Kendall

Publisher: Sourcebooks Jabberwocky

Release Date: October 1, 2010

ISBN: 978-1402240195

Size: 208 pages, 6×7″, hardcover

Genre: Middle Grade Fantasy

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As of today, there are only 7 CHILDREN who have ever read this book and lived to tell about it. 95 CHILDREN successfully read the first chapter, but upon beginning chapter 2, they started BLABBERING in some language known only as “flibberish.” 38 CHILDREN made it halfway through this wretched book before they began SUCKING THEIR THUMBS THROUGH THEIR NOSES.

If you’re VERY BRAVE, perhaps you are willing to TAKE YOUR CHANCES. Be sure that you have told your family who gets your favorite toys if you DO NOT SURVIVE this book. Read it now, IF YOU DARE. But don’t say you haven’t been warned, for this is the story that unfolds the MYSTERIES OF THE UNDERWORLD.

Trespass by Sandra Grey

Title: Trespass

Author: Sandra Grey

Publisher: Covenant

Release Date: October 1, 2010

ISBN: 978-1608610525

Size: 384 pages, 6×9, softcover

Genre: Historical Romance

Series: Traitor, Tribunal

Lieutenant Viktor Rostov warned them not to cross him. If Hans Brenner had listened, Natalie Allred might not have disappeared — and Hans might not be lying mortally wounded, his life forfeit to the Soviet MGB. All Hans wanted was to marry his sweetheart in America. But that was before an agreement between Hans and U.S. intelligence goes horribly wrong.

Lieutenant Rostov has no choice; with his daughter, Lucya, sentenced to a Siberian death camp in a governmental power play, he must deliver Hans or risk losing Lucya forever. To preserve Lucya’s life, Hans must help the Soviets build a bomb, and Natalie must swear allegiance to the motherland and to Rostov himself. Escape seems impossible within the iron grip of the secret police. And when the MGB begins to suspect betrayal, Hans and Natalie’s survival will hinge on two people. One must trespass against the laws of a nation that gave him a second chance, and the other must make a heart-wrenching choice: trespass against his country or against his heart.

Promise Me by Richard Paul Evans

Title: Promise Me

Author: Richard Paul Evans

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Release Date: October 5, 2010

ISBN: 978-1439150030

Size: 352 pages, 5×7, hardcover

Genre: General

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Beth Cardall has a secret. For eighteen years, she has had no choice but to keep it to herself, but on Christmas Eve 2008, all that is about to change.

For Beth, 1989 was a year marked by tragedy. Her life was falling apart: her six-year-old daughter, Charlotte, was suffering from an unidentifiable illness; her marriage transformed from a seemingly happy and loving relationship to one full of betrayal and pain; her job at the dry cleaners was increasingly at risk; and she had lost any ability to trust, to hope, or to believe in herself. Then, on Christmas Day, as she rushed through a blizzard to the nearest 7-Eleven, Beth encountered Matthew, a strikingly handsome, mysterious stranger, who would single-handedly change the course of her life.

Who is this man, and how does he seem to know so much about her? He pursues her relentlessly, and only after she’s fallen deeply in love with him does she learn his incredible secret, changing the world as she knows it, as well as her own destiny.

Everlasting Desire by Amanda Ashley

Title: Everlasting Desire

Author: Amanda Ashley

Publisher: Zebra

Release Date: October 1, 2010

ISBN: 978-1420104448

Size: 320 pages, 4×6, softcover

Genre: Paranormal Romance

(Caution: May contain objectionable content)

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The clientele at Shore’s clothing store includes some of L.A.’s sexiest bachelors. But none of them affects Megan DeLacey as deeply as the dark-eyed stranger who strides into her boutique one evening – and keeps returning, night after night. Megan is drawn to Rhys Costain even as she fears him. Because his reason for being there is clear -he wants Megan, with an intensity that’s both tempting and terrifying…

For almost five centuries, Rhys has lived alone, using women as it pleased him and never wanting more. As Master of the West Coast vampires, it’s his duty to eliminate the ancient vampire who’s draining humans on his turf, putting all of their kind at risk. But Megan’s lush beauty and vibrant warmth is blinding him to a danger that will soon engulf them both – and tear him from the only woman who can satisfy his darkest hunger.

Murder by Design by Betsy Brannon Green

Title: Murder by Design

Author: Betsy Brannon Green

Publisher: Covenant

Release Date: October 1, 2010

ISBN: 978-1608610990

Size: pages, 6” X 9”, softcover

Genre: Suspense

Series: Murder by the Book

After cracking Foster Scoggins’s murder case, Kennedy Killingsworth figured life in Midway, Georgia, would settle back to normal (meaning desperately dull). But that thought goes right out the window when a black-clad man climbs in her window — the one in her bedroom, that is. As she’s startled awake by a hand clamped across her mouth, Kennedy’s heart pounds even faster when she realizes the hand belongs to Sloan, the gorgeous and somewhat terrifying construction worker who reveals a surprising alter ego. Given the fact that he once saved her life, Kennedy doesn’t protest as Sloan stows federally classified information in her not-quite antique Tiffany lamp.

But then the sun comes up and things get even more complicated. Amidst gossip about her ex-husband shopping for engagement rings, Kennedy heads to the cemetery for Midway’s annual Decoration Day, when residents beautify the graves and then picnic among the dead. Tragically, transient artist Jarrard Dupree soon joins the dead when he’s accidentally run over by a bunch of college kids. Yet when JD’s terrible paintings suddenly begin drawing dazzling offers from New York art dealers, Kennedy knows at least one of her neighbors has blood on his hands. Intrigue builds in high Southern style as Kennedy’s investigation reveals which townsfolk are foes, which are friends—and which may become more than a friend.

California Gold: Ben by Dorothy J. Varney

Title: California Gold: Ben (Book 2)

Author: Dorothy J. Varney

Publisher: Jorlan Publishing

Release Date: October 2, 2010

ISBN: 978-1933830094

Size: 212 pages, 5×8, softcover

Genre: Historical

Series: California Gold: Benjamin

Ben continues the saga of the Varney family when he sails from California to the South Paicific as a youth of eighteen to act as agent for a San Francisco trading company. His father, Benjamin, gives him the painting, California Gold, to remind him of home.The Marquesas Islands hold him captive with their haunting beauty and mystery, despite the urgings of his family to return to California. He falls in love with the exotic Maruata, with whom he is forbidden marriage by their opposing religions. They compose their own rites and their union is blessed with several children. Ben prospers as a trader throughout the South Pacific. His store in Atuona, Marquesas, satisfies the needs and appetites of his friend and neighbor, the painter, Paul Gauguin. As Ben’s father struggled between his loyalty to home in New England and his fascination for California, so Ben is torn between his love of home and the allure of the islands. The California Gold painting aquires new value and significance.

Cross My Heart by Julie Wright

Title: Cross My Heart

Author: Julie Wright

Publisher: Covenant

Release Date: October 1, 2010


Size: 240 pages, 6×9, softcover

Genre: Romance

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The first man is Geoffrey—in Boston, which is Jillian’s hometown. Hazel-eyed Geoffrey, the brilliant ad exec who Jillian would’ve married if he hadn’t stolen some of her best work (and gotten her promotion as a result).

The second man is Jack in Los Angeles. Insecure Jack, who signs Jillian up for a love study at a local university “just for fun” but secretly intends to find out if she still loves Geoffrey. Flaky Jack, who splits as soon as her brain neurons fire an emphatic yes.

The third man is Nathan on the airplane from L.A. to Boston, where Jillian’s boss has ordered her to investigate the underhanded dealings of a competing agency (and where Jillian’s crazy parents still live). Nathan, the electric-blue-eyed dentist who hates the advertising industry because his ex-girlfriend, Nicole, recently dumped him for some hotshot ad exec.

Head spinning yet? Just wait until Nathan’s nemesis, Nicole’s fiancé, and Jillian’s target turn out to be the same guy: Geoffrey. Yes, that Geoffrey. Forget about love triangles— this is a full-blown love quadrangle that quickly becomes a high-stakes game with savvy players, snappy dialogue, and a plot that won’t stop twisting . . . until another love study delivers surprising results.

A Cold Creek Baby by RaeAnne Thayne

Title: A Cold Creek Baby

Author: RaeAnne Thayne

Publisher: Silhouette

Release Date: October 1, 2010

ISBN: 978-0373655533

Size: 224 pages, 4×6, softcover

Genre: Romance

Series: A Cold Creek Homecoming, A Cold Creek Holiday, A Cold Creek Secret

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She’d often dreamed about him coming back, with a baby in his arms. And now, Cisco del Norte was home. But the baby he carried couldn’t possibly be theirs.

Still, Easton Springhill got part of her wish. The man she could never stop loving was back, even for just a little while—with a serious injury, a beautiful baby girl and an explanation about them both that was as flimsy as his excuse for leaving years before. And after five long years of trying to forget him, Easton was faced with a choice: love him—and that little girl—while she had them, or save herself and get away while the getting was good.

Because there was no way she’d be able to escape with her heart a second time…

Mr. Monster by Dan Wells (U.S.)

Title: Mr. Monster (US release)

Author: Dan Wells

Publisher: TOR

Release Date: September 28, 2010

ISBN: 978-0765322487

Size: 288 pages, 5.5×8″, hardcover

Genre: Speculative/Horror

Series: I Am Not a Serial Killer (v1)

John Wayne Cleaver has always known he has a dark side but he’s fought hard to oppress it and live a normal life – separating John from Mr Monster to survive. But after confronting and destroying the vicious killer that was terrorizing his town, his inner monster is getting stronger and harder to contain.

And now more bodies are being discovered…

With the police failing to catch Clayton County’s second serial killer John is going to have to use his secret knowledge of the first demon-killer to trap the second…but will he be able to avoid suspicion falling on him, and, in the face of extreme horrors, will he be able to restrain Mr Monster?

Killer Heat by Brenda Novak

Title: Killer Heat

Author: Brenda Novak

Publisher: Mira

Release Date: September 28, 2010

ISBN: 978-0778328315

Size: 400 pages, 4×6″ mass market paperback

Genre: Romantic Thriller

Series: White Heat (1), Body Heat (2)

Caution: This book may contain objectionable content.

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Too hot to handle….

The bodies of seven women have been discovered in Skull Valley, Arizona. Jonah Young, a private security operative from Department 6, has been hired by the Yavapai County Sheriff to assist in solving these murders. But Jonah’s not prepared for the complications that arise when he’s forced to work with a woman from his past, private investigator Francesca Moretti.

Jonah betrayed Francesca ten years ago. She hasn’t forgiven him and she’s pretty sure she never will. But the woman she was hired to find has been murdered in exactly the same way as the seven in Skull Valley, so like it or not, Francesca has to work with Jonah. They quickly zero in on the most likely suspect–but questions remain. Questions they have to answer. Because if they bet on the wrong man, it might be the last thing they ever do…

Monster Hunter Vendetta by Larry Correia

Title: Monster Hunter Vendetta

Author: Larry Correia

Publisher: Baen

Release Date: September 28, 2010

ISBN: 978-1439133910

Size: 656 pages, 4×7″, softcover

Genre: Military Science Fiction

Series: Monster Hunter International

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Accountant turned professional monster hunter, Owen Zastava Pitt, managed to stop the nefarious Old One’s invasion plans last year, but as a result made an enemy out of one of the most powerful beings in the universe. Now an evil death cult known as the Church of the Temporary Mortal Condition wants to capture Owen in order to gain the favor of the great Old Ones.

The Condition is led by a fanatical necromancer known as the Shadow Man. The government wants to capture the Shadow Man and has assigned the enigmatic Agent Franks to be Owen’s full time bodyguard, which is a polite way of saying that Owen is monster bait.

With supernatural assassins targeting his family, a spy in their midst, and horrific beasties lurking around every corner, Owen and the staff of Monster Hunter International don’t need to go hunting, because this time the monsters are hunting them. Fortunately, this bait is armed and very dangerous . . .

Into the Dark: Escape of the Nomad by Bill Housley

Title: Into the Dark: Escape of the Nomad

Author: Bill Housley

Publisher: Cowboy Logic Press

Release Date: September, 2010

ISBN: 978-0981685311

Size: 350 pages, 6×9, softcover

Genre: Speculative

Former astronaut Stan McPherson, frustrated by the sudden and inexplicable liquidation of NASA just as humankind stood on the threshold of interstellar Space, uses his own funding to begin building the starship prototype that the public didn’t want.

But when he discovers that his work has placed him across purposes with, and in the crosshairs of, an alien superpower bent on enslaving a helpless, grounded Earth, his ship building project suddenly becomes a hide-and-seek, cloak-and-dagger race against time.