WRATH OF JUSTICE (Forsaken Ones Book 2)

WRATH OF JUSTICE

Sequel to the House of Pain.

Justice Kane considers himself lucky. The year is 3516. Most of the world has been destroyed. Food is scarce. Families are suffering. Parents are often forced to sell one child to ensure the survival of the rest. This is how Justice ends up inside Darkest Pleasures, a perverted brothel owned by an evil woman named Olemjessa. His life looks bleak until he finds a savior in Michael Santos, a bounty hunter. Michael takes him under his wing, teaches him to follow in his path, which includes fighting against demons who want to take over their world.

Two weeks shy of her eighteenth birthday, Cassie is placed in a special cell beneath their barn. It’s only then she learns her parents have made a deal with a demon. In return for raising her, they will receive protection from the elements and the desperate people who live outside their walls. All looks bleak until a handsome young man opens a seam in reality, holding his hand out to her, promising safety.

IMMORTAL WARRIORS BOXED SET: BOOKS 1-3

Soul of a Warrior
Kimi’s world is turned upside down when a handsome stranger shows up claiming to be her mate. But he also claims to be from another world. She does what any sane woman would do in her situation. She runs. Tagging along are her two best friends and a feisty tabby cat. They don’t realize they are setting themselves up to be abducted by a second alien, the enemy of Kimi’s mate. He transports them to a hostile world, where they are tortured, then abandoned. Now they must try to find their own way back home.

Neyvarre is an ancient vampire, a hunter of rogues from the planet Laizahlia. He long ago gave up hope of ever finding his fated mate, the one woman who carries half his soul inside her. He is shocked to find his mate in Kimi, a fragile human from Earth, and makes the mistake of allowing her to run. He will soon learn to regret this decision when an ancient enemy steps in to take her from him. Will he be able to find her again before the worst happens?

Ghost Warrior
Amanda Cross believes she’s put the worst behind her when she finally escapes the hostile world of Lavina. But instead of returning to Earth, she decides to build a new life for herself on Laizahlia with Tallyn, the wolf shapeshifter who helped rescue her. Not everything goes according to plan, especially when Tallyn’s father rejects their union and tries to have her killed.

Amanda is Tallyn’s fated mate, but he’s worried he might not be able to protect her from his own people. It doesn’t help when he learns there might be a connection between his new mate and a fire-born species of shapeshifters called Umi. Legend says a pure white wolf will bring about the destruction of their people. Is the Ghost Warrior fact or myth? Could Amanda, with her beautiful white hair, be this legendary beast?

A Warrior’s Nightmare
Jessica’s mother died under mysterious circumstances right after giving birth to her. Her dad refuses to speak about it, though his eyes grow haunted every time the subject comes up. All Jessica knows is that it was a violent death. Her answers will come from a stranger she meets while camping with her father at one of Oregon’s beautiful mountain lakes, a stranger who knows far more than he should.

Nethaniel is a Lycaeonian from the planet Laizahlia, a wolf shapeshifter. He is taking his first trip off world with his father when he runs across Jessica fly fishing at a lake. Though it shouldn’t be possible, he recognizes her immediately as his fated mate. Unfortunately, Nethaniel’s father has enemies, and three have followed them to Earth. Nethaniel is afraid he won’t be able to protect his young mate but knows he has no choice but to try.

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Samantha was only sixteen when her sister Abby took her on an exciting journey through space to live on a new planet. She couldn’t be happier, until her eighteenth birthday, when the king declares she must accept the claim of a Raiden warrior. No one will stand up for her right to choose a mate for herself, not even Abby, until a magnificent dragon shifter drops out of the sky, offering Sam sanctuary with his clan.

When Seraphym’s niece is abducted and claimed against her will by a sadistic Raiden prince, he vows to one day take vengeance against the House of Nekbet. Two years later, he witnesses another young female, this one human, fighting off the advances of a Raiden warrior. Seraphym can’t say no when Samantha begs him for help. He refuses to stand by and do nothing while another innocent life is ruined.

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HUMAN TRAFFICKING AWARENESS DAY

Human Trafficking Awareness Site HERE

National Human Trafficking Awareness Day on January 11 raises awareness of the persistent issue of human trafficking. Though the entire month of January has already been recognized as National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month, this day is specifically dedicated to awareness and prevention of the illegal practice.

National Awareness Day of Human Trafficking falls this year on the 11th of January. Its purpose is to draw attention to one of the most horrific crimes this world has to offer – Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery. Given its cruel and sadistic nature, and given that National Awareness Day for Human Trafficking is almost upon us, it is important to highlight some facts about this global atrocity.

Many forms of this abuse take place much closer to home than we might imagine. Human traffickers target and recruit vulnerable individuals by preying on their personal situations, using force or fraud, or sometimes targeting them more subtly through the use of social media and dating platforms. They often exploit these apps and websites to recruit victims through what appear to be legitimate job offers. They persuade victims to meet in person and, unfortunately, such meetings can frequently result in abduction and kidnapping.

There are over twenty million victims worldwide. Close to five million of these are young women trafficked into the sex trade. The others are adults and impoverished children, forced into many forms of slave labour, living in degrading and brutal conditions. With vast numbers like these, the industry is globally estimated to be worth about $750 billion a year to those who engage in it. 

These people operate in dark places and tend to have minimum visibility. One detective referred to this barbarity as, “a hidden crime … hidden in plain sight. People really do need to be made aware of it.” Maybe National Awareness Day will help open people’s eyes to it.

But what can any of us do? There will probably be all sorts of information available about this on the 11th of January, but initially we can:

  1. inform ourselves about Human Trafficking and learn the signs;
  2.  remain vigilant at all times;
  3. report any concerns we might have to the authorities;
  4. spread the word about the practice to friends;
  5. raise our voices where we can.

Go HERE for more information on Human Trafficking

Talented writer, Brian O’Hare recently released a perfect book for this day. The author cares about his work, his subject matter, and about people. He also cares about justice, and more importantly, injustice. His words matter to him, and if you give him a try, you will soon see that they’ll matter to you too.

The Trafficking Murders

Crimson Cloak Publishing is proud to announce the recent publication of The Trafficking Murders from one of our best-selling authors, an exciting mystery thriller which opens the lid on this dreadful practice. Readers’ Favorite, a major book awards organization, has this to say about it:

Well-researched novels like Brian O’Hare’s The Trafficking Murders need to be written and read. The truth about what happens to victims of trafficking is ugly indeed and explored excellently by this talented author. Just think: these are someone’s children. This could happen to your son or daughter. It is thanks to the concern and compassion with which Brian O’Hare creates his characters and writes his novel that readers get a thorough look at the emotional, physical, and psychological effects of trafficking on both victims and those who try to help them. O’Hare’s research and writing skills are top-notch.

The Trafficking Murders can now be purchased at the special introductory price of $1.99 from Amazon, or it can be read free through Amazon’s KU. (Kindle Unlimited)

Link to my review of The Trafficking Murders

Crimson Cloak Publishing interview of Author Brian O’Hare

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FIVE-STAR EDITORIAL REVIEW “RISE OF A WARRIOR”

AMAZON: RISE OF A WARRIOR

LITERARY TITAN: FIVE OUT OF FIVE STARS

“Carla Trystan has spent her life running from monsters. She never understood why she was different, or why she didn’t age. She just followed her instincts and ran whenever she encountered someone that wasn’t human. Vampires, shapeshifters, Djinn and Fae are all involved in this mystery. Azrael is tracking down rogue shifters, and in this hunt, he runs into Carla, he knows instantly she is his one true mate. Carla only knows she is surrounded by monsters and needs to get away but stays to save the young coworker of hers that the rogue has taken hostage. From this point Carla is now part of hunting party. Azrael introduces her to the many supernatural beings that become involved in this much deeper plot than he or the council of Laizahlia ever expected.

This is the second book by Denna Holm I have read, Rise of a Warrior did not disappoint me at all. The novel starts out with Carla telling readers that she has to run again. You can feel the fear she has, but at the same time, her deep desire to protect her friends in the diner. The desire to protect humans is a Laizahlia trait that she is unaware of in her genetic makeup. Over the first few chapters we learn just how strong Carla is. Her need to run isn’t just fear, it is survival. Azrael finds her and she starts handing everything he throws at her in stride. Going from knowing there are monsters out there, to learning you are one is intense, and Holm lets the reader experience all of it with her detailed and precise writing style.

You can find hundreds of books out there on shapeshifters, vampires, fae, and other creatures, but Holm’s version of these beings feels fresh and different. She isn’t taking the same old character sheets and giving them new names, she instead has taken traditional “knowns” about these beings and enhanced them. They come to life more and are relatable in their thoughts and actions. This book is hard to put down because the characters are so engaging, and you get attached and want to know how things turn out. The plot line is complex and layered. It isn’t just a simple story; it builds as it goes and you uncover more and more players all twisted together. There is the building romance of Carla and Azrael, but I wouldn’t classify this as a romance novel, the relationship is just part of the story and mystery, not the end all destination.

While Rise of a Warrior is book five in this series, it stands on it’s own but leaves you wanting more. With so many plot lines twisted you know there will be more to explore, more questions to answer, and even some more romance to build.” — Literary Titan

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**NEW RELEASE** RISE OF A WARRIOR

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Carla Trystan is a half-breed vampire who has spent her entire life running from powerful Hunters—aliens from another world. She is also plagued by nightmares, hearing the same deep, dark voice say night after night, ‘If you wish to live, child, take my hand.’ When she finally meets the man behind the terrifying voice, it is to discover he is one of the aliens she has spent her life running from.

Azrael, an ancient Hunter for the Laizahlian Council, is sent to Earth to track down three rogues from their world. What he doesn’t expect is to run into his lifemate. Azrael senses there is more than vampire blood running through Carla’s veins. He suspects a Djinn is involved, placing them both in great danger.

Their journey will thrust them both into the Fae realm, where Carla must rise up and fight the cruel queen who means to take Azrael as her own.

“One Intriguing Journey. Fantastic! Denna hits the ground running with this tough as nails 100% on point realism, delivering one action packed hard hitting, nail-biting, block busting bombshell, keeping you riveted on a razors edge and frozen to your seat, wrapping this baby up sleek shiny and tight…” —Kay (top 500 reviewer Amazon)

THE TRAFFICKING MURDERS by Brian O’Hare

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Lin Hui and Cheung Mingzhu win scholarships to study at Queen’s University in Belfast. Alina Balauru departs a poor farm in Romania for well paid work in Northern Ireland. Three lives harbouring long-cherished dreams. Three lives headed for tragedy.

Sheehan and his Serious Crimes Unit discover the body of one of the young women in the garden of an upmarket residence. Confronted with violent Chinese racketeers, brutal human-traffickers and a fiendishly clever killer called The Shadow, they are baffled by a case that seems to lead in two entirely different directions.

Can they find out who The Shadow is in time to save the other two victims?

“Thought-provoking, emotional and gut-wrenching. An exceptional crime-thriller and a must-read for any thriller lover.”
[Eric Praschan, Author of Blind Evil and The Burden of Silence]

“This is mystery writing of the highest quality by an author who deserves very wide recognition.” [Grady Harp, Hall of Fame Top 100 Reviewer]

“I am a fan of detective novels and this book reminds me pretty much of Stephen King’s or Jeffrey Deaver’s works.”
[Phg. Ngx., Online Book Club]

MY REVIEW: FIVE OUT OF FIVE STARS

The Trafficking Murders by Brian O’Hare is one of the best crime thrillers I’ve read in years. He managed to grab my attention right from the start and didn’t let go until I reached the end. I think I might have even held my breath through a few scenes. Trust me, you’ll be biting your nails too, and even shedding a few tears, as you follow not only Chief Inspector Sheehan and his crew in the story, but the trafficked victims as well. These characters became real in my mind, I cared about them, and I had to keep turning the pages to see what would happen to them.

As usual, police procedure was spot on, allowing me to try to guess who might be behind this mysterious Shadow as we followed along. The clues are there, but you need to be on your toes if you want a chance to put everything together.

I have always enjoyed Brian’s crime thrillers, but there was an emotional element to this one that really had a profound effect on me. Maybe it’s because it touches so close to home for a lot of us. Human traffickers are monsters. They exist. And none of us, or our kids and grandkids, are truly safe from them. Kudos to Brian O’Hare for writing an awesome story. Can’t wait to see what he comes up with next.

BRIAN O’HARE

Because of a debilitating illness, Dr. Brian O’Hare [B.A., ADCE(Hons.), M.A., Ph.D] took early retirement in 1998 from his post as Assistant Director of a large Regional College in Newry in Northern Ireland. It transpired that he had an irreversible liver disease (a childhood affliction) that required a liver transplant. Married with three children and ten grandchildren, he now enjoys full health, plays golf, and writes from time to time.

He is author of several academic works as well as two memoirs, and five award-winning fiction novels, including the Crimson Cloak’s Inspector Sheehan Mystery Series. Look for the first four award-winning books in the Sheehan series, The Doom Murders,The 11.05 MurdersThe Coven Murders, and The Dark Web Murders, available from a variety of distributors such as Amazon, Smashwords, Barnes and Noble and Ingram.

There are also three Crimson Short Stories featuring Inspector Sheehan: Murder at Loftus HouseMurder at the Roadside Cafe, and Murder at the Woodlands Care Home.

 Also by Brian O’Hare:

The Miracle Ship– award winning religious non-fiction.

Fallen Men – award winning contemporary fiction.

A Spiritual Odyssey– a spiritual/medical memoir.

Social Media Links

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THE BATTLE FOR IMPERIANA By Rick Stepp-Bolling

THE BATTLE FOR IMPERIANA: PATCH MAN III

With the war in Summia over, Imperiana becomes the new battlefield. Var arrives in Adriat hoping to convince President Gelfson to end his insane attempt to create an army of dead Imperialists and invade Summia to complete his plan of total genocide. Meesha, in an effort to save Ten, travels to Imperiana only to discover Moab has set a diabolical trap for her. Now she must choose between freeing Zefa, her adopted mother, or Ten, the love of her life. One will live and one will die.

 

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My Review:

Five out of Five Stars

I love this trilogy by Rick Stepp-Bolling. It’s been one of my favorite fantasy series. Though all three parts can be read as standalone novels, it’s best if you read them in order. We first learn to care about these characters, Var, Zefa, Ka, Meesha and Ten in Patch Man. Imperial High Command unleashes Ulan, a formidable assassin and mystic who chases the Patch Man and his ragged band of followers through a labyrinth peopled with powerful beings and monsters. Meesha, the one-armed little girl, is the secret key to ultimate victory and peace.

In The Battle for Summia, the second book, the war against Imperiana has reached the point of desperation. The Patch Man has been trapped inside the Source for seven years, unable to use its magic. He knows that Summia’s only hope for survival lies in their ability to recruit warriors from other domains. Meesha is a teenager now, and Ten is the leader of a rebel band. They travel to Haba-Yan in search of the Lore Mistress, Kerash, but find more than they bargained for in the attempt. Meanwhile, the former Imperial assassin, Ulan, has ventured back to the Chunee seeking redemption. What she finds instead may well turn the tide in the final battle for Summia.

With the war in Summia over, Imperiana becomes the new battlefield. Meesha and Ten are adults now. President Gelfson is attempting to create an army of dead Imperialists to invade Summia. His plan is for total genocide. When Ten is captured, Meesha travels to Imperiana to try to save him only to step into a diabolical trap set for her. Now she must choose between freeing Zefa, her adopted mother, or Ten, the love of her life. One will live and the other will die. How can she possibly choose?

Only rarely does a novel come along that has such an emotional effect that it makes me cry. The author managed to bring Var, Ka, Meesha and the rest of the crew to full, three-dimensional life. I felt like I was right there with them, sharing their pain, their determination, fighting their battles. The pace is kept fast from start to finish, tension kept high, and the world building in this series is top notch. I won’t give the ending away, but I can say you won’t be disappointed. I definitely recommend this series for all readers of fantasy/science fiction. If you enjoy gaming, you’ll also enjoy reading all three books in this Patch Man trilogy. Can’t wait to see what Rick comes up with next.

 

Rick Stepp-Bolling, a retired professor of writing from Mt San Antonio College, now resides in Ramona, California, with his wife, Francie, and their collection of rescued animals. He has published four books with a fifth on the way: SMOKE AND MIRRORS (a book of poetry), AUTOCIDE (a collection of short stories), ICARIAN, and his first novel in a fantasy/science fiction series, PATCH MAN, published by Crimson Cloak Publishers. He can be contacted at his website rickstepp-bolling.com.

https://www.facebook.com/RickSteppBolling/
https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/8424607.Rick_Stepp_Bolling
https://www.linkedin.com/in/rick.stepp.bolling.82796347

 

Patch Man

A prophecy declares a small child will decide the victory between two countries paralyzed by war…

An old man sells magical patches on the ruined streets of Hagra-Dis when a small, one-armed girl begs him to fix her doll. An Imperial missile blast kills the little girl, Meesha, but Var patches her back to life, and they flee marauding storm troopers. Imperial High Command unleashes Ulan, a formidable assassin and mystic who chases the Patch Man and his ragged band of followers through a labyrinth peopled with powerful beings and monsters. Both the pursued and pursuers find themselves in life or death situations when they encounter the Greeter, a mysterious being who controls the entrance to parallel worlds populating the labyrinth. It is in these domains they discover clues to end the war—with little Meesha as the secret key to ultimate victory and peace. Get your copy HERE

 

The Battle For Summia: PATCH MAN II

For Summia, the war against Imperiana has reached the point of desperation. President Gelfson vows to end the fight with the total annihilation of every Summian man, woman and child. Var, the Patch Man, has been trapped inside the Source for seven years, unable to use its magic until now. He knows that Summia’s only hope for survival lies in their ability to recruit warriors from other domains. Meesha, the one-armed teenager, and Ten, the leader of a rebel band, travel to Haba-Yan in search of the Lore Mistress, Kerash, but they find more than they bargained for in the attempt. Meanwhile, the former Imperial assassin, Ulan, has ventured back to the Chunee seeking redemption. What she finds instead may well turn the tide in the final battle for Summia.

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A prophecy declares a small child will decide the victory between two countries paralyzed by war…

An old man sells magical patches on the ruined streets of Hagra-Dis when a small, one-armed girl begs him to fix her doll. An Imperial missile blast kills the little girl, Meesha, but Var patches her back to life, and they flee marauding storm troopers.

Imperial High Command unleashes Ulan, a formidable assassin and mystic who chases the Patch Man and his ragged band of followers through a labyrinth peopled with powerful beings and monsters. Both the pursued and pursuers find themselves in life or death situations when they encounter the Greeter, a mysterious being who controls the entrance to parallel worlds populating the labyrinth. It is in these domains they discover clues to end the war—with little Meesha as the secret key to ultimate victory and peace.

What people are saying about Patch Man:

“After finishing the most current book in this series, I realized I should have written this review long ago, but here it is now. Patch Man almost defies categorization, it’s a rich mashup of fantasy, science fiction, fairy tale, war story, and quest. It’s chock full of fascinating characters each of which seems to have their own special talents. Var, the Patch Man, can use patches of his and his wife, Zefa’s fabrication for all sorts of things. They can open portals in solid rock, the close open doors, they can heal the sick and wounded, and much more. The one-armed girl, Meesha, they adopt in the middle of a battle for the subjection of their country Summia, by a neighboring and apparently natural enemy, Imperiana, has very powerful talents, only barely comprehended as the story begins. These three meet and gather others, Ka, a winged humanoid, Ten, a teenaged boy who captivates Meesha.

The brutal warfare between the countries forces them into a Quest to find the Source who can end the war, and the path is through an underground Labyrinth. where the fun really begins. There are rings of power, dragons, dwarves, grizzles, galgahans, avatars, and magic of every sort. In the Labyrinth are entryways to myriad domains, alternate universes controlled by Greeters These dimensional worlds comprise the Labyrinth Game Quest, which requires each player to solve an independent quest in that domain or face death. Add in Ulan, an assassin from Imperiana, and Ulan, a Lore Mistress, and many varied characters along the way, and you have a rich panoply of individuals striving for ascendency in the author’s world.

Fare for lovers of action and adventure in speculative worlds.” –Larry J. Dunlap (Amazon Reviewer)

“If you enjoy fantasy action genre, then this book is for you. We have magic, adventure and near death experiences mixed with the author’s subtle sense of humor. Within the first chapters, magic is revealed, a one armed child (who may be destined to save the world) is rescued and a flying winged hybrid warrior join forces with a husband and wife. This team is driven from their home into a vast wilderness and soon forced into underground tunnels. In these caverns, many adventures and quests must be faced. Both female and male characters are fully developed and empowered. Toward the end of this read, you will discover how a hundred years of conflict was caused by a culinary concern. I’m sure that all will enjoy this fast paced and well developed story.” —Stephen Hamilton (Amazon Reviewer)

My Review:

Five out of five stars:

Complex story and characters that had me sitting with anticipation on the edge of my seat from start to finish. It’s not often that I find a new author who captures my attention the way Rick Stepp-Bolling did with his Patch Man. He is now on my list of favorite authors and one to watch out for.

You won’t find perfect characters in a perfect world in this story. Meesha, the one-armed girl, is part of a prophecy involving two warring countries, and Var, the old man known as the Patch Man, is destined to help her. They are surrounded by a cast of intensely flawed but likeable characters. We get to watch them grow and step up to the many challenges facing them on a day to day basis.
The story drew me in right from the start when Meesha is almost killed and the Patch Man saves her, taking her back to his home. He has no idea where this will eventually lead or the part he must play in it. This scene and all those that follow are brought to life with vivid detail in setting and non-stop action. We have hybrid creatures, magic, and a strange labyrinth to maneuver through as individual quests are faced. To fail means to die.

I struggled to find areas to be critical of here. There are many characters to keep track of but each one is written in such a way that they become real right from the start. It was easy to move between one scene and the next, the story masterfully woven together for an exciting end. Though this is an obvious series, the story does not leave you hanging in an irritating way. We know more is to come but we’re left anticipating the next installment instead of being frustrated. Can’t wait to read more!

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Rick Stepp-Bolling, a retired professor of writing from Mt San Antonio College, now resides in Ramona, California, with his wife, Francie, and their collection of rescued animals. He has published four books with a fifth on the way: SMOKE AND MIRRORS (a book of poetry), AUTOCIDE (a collection of short stories), ICARIAN, and his first novel in a fantasy/science fiction series, PATCH MAN, published by Crimson Cloak Publishers. He can be contacted at his website rickstepp-bolling.com.

https://www.facebook.com/RickSteppBolling/

https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/8424607.Rick_Stepp_Bollin

https://www.linkedin.com/in/rick.stepp.bolling.82796347

Also by Rick:
Autocide: Tales From The Unknown Fork In The Road
Smoke and Mirrors
Patch Man

Books:
SMOKE AND MIRRORS  by Nuvein Press 2009
AUTOCIDE by Claremont Village Press 2014
Anthologies:
BEGGARS CROSSING by Coffee House Writers Group 2013
DARKNESS BREWING by Coffee House Writers Group 2015

Contests:
Urban Ocean Festival (Sponsored by Aquarium of the Pacific) First Place: 2011, 2012.
Whittier Poetry Contest: First Place, 2011

Poetry:

Published by Dirty Dog Press
Statement Magazine (published by CSULA)
Rostrum (published by CCC Academic Senate)

Nuvein on-line magazine
A variety of other small press magazines
Short Stories:
“Chameleon”
“Fire and Ice”
“The Sorcerer”
“Simon Says”
“Autocide”
Nuvein on-line magazine