Free eBook Friday: World Literary Cafe, April 26, 2013

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Book 1

Daimones by Massimo Marino (COUPON CODE: JT98D)

Dan and his family awake one day in a world where everybody is dead but nothing points to a cause. Initial searches for survivors give nothing and, in panic, the family turns their house into a stronghold. Acting as in a war zone, they find Laura. She manages to win the hearts of everyone and Dan’s too. Dan’s child hallucinations provide the answers to the humankind extermination: An older power controls the fate of men, and a few selected face the ultimate quest: a painful genetic transformation and work toward the rebirth of a new human race, or the oblivion and death in isolation.

PA novels are often about cataclysmic events, survivors fending off dangers at every page, zombie attacks, aliens destroying everything for inscrutable reasons, or as a fulfillment of one latest religious prophecy. “Daimones” is nothing of the sort.

The novel puts a few survivors in a world having experienced a planetary culling of humankind, but there is no immediate cause to be pointed at. The Apocalypse has arrived, why and how remains unknown in a frustrating and fearful reality for Dan Amenta and his family.

The exploration of human relationships and their importance, of personalities and memories, moral and emotional issues, as well as the mechanics of everyday survival for this family, are at the heart of the tale.

Confusion, sadness, and fear mix into Dan’ mind. Death is all around the globe, yet Dan and his family remain untouched. All evidences point for them to be the only people left alive on Earth, they are not.

We are led to feel the disbelief, the anguish, the grief, the frantic search for other survivors through his eyes and the 1st person narration.

Efforts to survive and make contact with others reveal disturbing truths about the human extermination. Dan finds Laura who discloses even more. Her presence – a young, sexy, disruptive girl – adds questions about what is moral and ethical in this new reality.

Supernatural experiences reported by other survivors force Dan to seek explanations from his own past. Memories of childhood hallucinations strike him with sledgehammer force, bringing him face-to-face with a secret millions of years old. Planet Earth is in the hands of an older power, one Dan never envisioned and dares not disobey…

Book 2

Untraceable by S.R. Johannes (COUPON CODE: VY43R)

Grace has lived in the Smokies all her life, patrolling with her forest ranger father who taught her about wildlife, tracking, and wilderness survival.

When her dad goes missing on a routine patrol, Grace refuses to believe he’s dead and fights the town authorities, tribal officials, and nature to find him.

One day, while out tracking clues, Grace is rescued from danger by Mo, a hot guy with an intoxicating accent and a secret. As her feelings between him and her ex-boyfriend get muddled, Grace travels deep into the wilderness to escape and find her father.
Along the way, Grace learns terrible secrets that sever relationships and lives. Soon she’s enmeshed in a web of conspiracy, deception, and murder. And it’s going to take a lot more than a compass and a motorcycle (named Lucifer) for this kick-butting heroine to save everything she loves.



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