Rayna of Nightwind by R.A. Baker

August 19, 2009 at 12:33 pm (scifi, Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )


Synopsis:
raynaofnightwindIn the troubled land of Taren rules a bitter, oppressive regent named Nephredom, who alone maintains the Gate a Psi-magical barrier that contains thousands of mutated beasts, that were once men. However, the strain of keeping the Gate has pushed Nephredom to the edge of madness, and it is only a matter of time before the Gate opens.

Into this world comes an outsider. Following a bizarre lightning storm, college student Rayna Powell finds herself lost and alone in Taren with only her stubborn instincts and logical mind to guide her. She is a student of science, but what she experiences in Taren defies science, and forces her to come to terms with the unknown powers growing inside her. Many of the people of Taren believe Rayna to be a Power –the greatest kind of mage, who holds wields the legendary magic chaotic. Treachery and political strife run rampant as opposing factions clash, with Rayna caught in the middle.

She reluctantly joins forces with a mysterious woman with a bounty (imposed by Nephredom himself) on her head, who in exchange for Rayna’s help promises to help Rayna in her quest to return home. However, as they flee and hide from Nephredom’s red-robed minions, the price of the stranger’s help may be higher than what Rayna is willing to pay.
Come, brave souls…the world of Taren beckons.

Category: Sci-fi/Fantasy
Hardcover: 328 pages
Publisher: Apollo House Press
ISBN-10: 0978751876
ISBN-13: 978-0978751876

rabakerAuthor Bio:
R.A. Baker is the author of the new fantasy novel “Rayna of Nightwind. He was born in a small town in North Carolina, before his family moved to Virginia. He grew up watching TV shows like “Star Trek” and “The Twighlight Zone”, which sparked an interest in sci-fi and fantasy at an early age. R.A. Baker went on to write stories throughout school and college, winning several writing awards and competitions. Soon after college, the author began work on the novel “Rayna of Nightwind” and finished it a few years later. He is now working on the second novel in the series tentatively titled, “Beyond The Band Of Death”. In addition to writing, R. A. Baker enjoys art, reading, and listening to jazz. He lives with his wife and two children in Virginia.

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The Voice of Anton Bouchard by Brian L. Porter

August 4, 2009 at 9:17 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )


TheVoicePrintfront_mdThe Voice of Anton Bouchard

As the city of Paris swelters in the grip of a summer heat wave, a serial killer dubbed “The Butcher Beast” stalks the dark streets of the great metropolis, dispatching his victims with increasing brutality and savagery. Author Brian L. Porter goes deep into the mind of multiple murderer Anton Bouchard, revealing the thoughts and the events that have shaped the life of that most heinous of society’s misfits, the serial killer! This definitive collection of tales from the pen of the author includes a second tale of multiple murder in “Breathing to Death,” and also takes the reader beneath the ocean, beyond the stars, and deep into the cellars of an English country mansion. Finally, we are treated to a four chapter preview of Porter’s latest novel Under Mexican Skies. A truly remarkable journey through the mind of an extremely talented author!

Reviews:

 5.0 out of 5 stars Award Winning Material!!, June 28, 2009
By Barbara Watkins “Barbara Watkins” (Missouri)

What can I say about Brian L. Porter and his latest literary work known as ‘The Voice of Anton Bouchard’ other than to say in my opinion, it was a work of excellence! His works are known to provoke emotions of horror, terror and intrigue…and through ‘The Voice of Anton Bouchard’ {and other stories} the author managed to do just that.

I visited Paris in its darkest hour and traveled along side a psychopathic serial killer.

Aboard a submarine miles below the Pacific waves, I witnessed the destruction of the earth and mankind. I then took a journey along side detectives and participated in solving a murder.

I traveled through the Transylvanian Alps and ended up with ‘Bodies in the Cellar,’ only to find I had been abducted by Alien creatures no less!

Bravo to the author, Brian L. Porter, for giving his readers’ yet another five star experience!

Author/Writer/Reviewer: Barbara Watkins

      
5.0 out of 5 stars Very Clever., June 26, 2009
By Ralph R. Deluca Jr. (USA)

The Voice of Anton Bouchard is a book of short, well written, and entertaining storys. I blew through the book in one short afternoon. The storys contain horror, brotherly love, natural disasters and more. You owe it to yourself to read it. Mr Porter has got me hooked.

     
5.0 out of 5 stars Get Ready to Enter the Twilight Zone, June 7, 2009
By     Martha A. Cheves (Charlotte, NC)

Short story “Red Sky in the Morning”… ‘Prior to surfacing completely, the submarine’s commander, Captain Simon Merrick had ordered the periscope raised, and he knew as soon as he put his eye to the scope that something wasn’t right. Although the submarine’s chronometer showed the time as eleven o’clock in the morning it appeared quite dark on the surface. There appeared to be an incredible red tinge to the outside world. While he tried to make some sense of what he saw his communications officer, Mike Regan had been trying without success, to make contact with the base at Rosyth.’

What Merrick and his crew didn’t know as their submarine surfaced from the deep waters was that they were about to “Enter the Twilight Zone.”

Enter the Twilight Zone yourself as you read “The Voice of Anton Bouchard” which will have you wondering why a serial killer suddenly stopped killing. Read “Breathing to Death” to see how and why women with medical problems are being killed. “The Sound of Silence” will have you traveling with a young lady, who after a wreck, is carried off to what could be nothing less than the castle of Dracula. These stories and many more that make up this book will carry you into the “Zone.”

Purchase links:

http://www.amazon.com/Voice-Anton-Bouchard-Other-Stories/dp/190710805X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1249381013&sr=8-1

http://mythicapublishing.com/astore/


From Author Brian L Porter
Author of, The Preditors & Editors Best Thriller Novel 2008 and The Preditors & Editors Best Poet of 2008 (as Juan Pablo Jalisco)
Brian L. Porter Web: www.freewebs.com/brianlp
A Study in Red Web: www.freewebs.com/astudyinred
Juan Pablo Jalisco Web: www.freewebs.com/juanpablojalisco
Harry Porter Web: http://harry-porter.webs.com

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