Saturday, January 12, 2013

Talking about Brandon Hale and Brian Dockins

Time to introduce a couple more new author favorites of mine. First is Brandon Hale, author of the Day Soldiers series. Day Soldiers is book one of a trilogy that has received great reviews. With a strong female lead and a cinematic style of story-telling, Brandon's books appeal to a wide range of readers. Lily Baxter joins the Day Soldiers to fight against an apocalypse of vampires and werewolves. These monsters don't twinkle! Appropriate for YA and up. If it were a movie, it'd likely be rated PG-13.
Day Soldiers


Book One in the Day Soldiers Trilogy.

A legion of vampires and werewolves has declared war on the human race.

For ten years now, humanity has been at war with the creatures of darkness. The war has changed the world. The day now belongs to humanity and the night belongs to things once thought to exist only in myths and legends... but there is hope. This new enemy has united humanity and an army has stepped forward to protect the light from the darkness. An army of heroes.

The Day Soldiers.

Eighteen year old Lily Baxter always knew the Day Soldiers would be a major part of her life. She had been preparing for it since she was eight. She was ready to go to war. The one thing she wasn't prepared for was the day the war came to her.

Part horror, part comedy, part adventure, Day Soldiers will take you on an exciting ride through a world where monsters are monsters and the only thing they fall in love with is the taste of human blood.

Contact the Author: Amazon ~ Facebook ~ Twitter ~ Website




Brian Dockins has published more than a dozen books. Today's book is Betrayal of Magic (DOMA: Department of Magic Book 1)

Cadan Johnson lived a seemingly ordinary life. He was on the soccer and cross country teams and had a loving family. But one thing about the Johnsons made them very unordinary- they could perform magic.

When a mysterious spell on his school counselor backfires, Cadan is faced with the realization that everything he thought he knew about his family has been a lie. He leaves his home to search out the identities of his real parents, but before he can discover the truth, he is tracked down by another group of magic-wielders, this time sent by the government.

The top-secret Department of Magic was set up in the 1930s when the U.S. government became aware of the existence of mages and fantastical creatures. For the last eighty years, the agency has been commissioned with searching out and detaining these magical beings, and making sure everyone else believes they are no more than myth.

Now a detainee within the Department, Cadan quickly realizes the truth - that not everything in this world is quite as it seems. The Femme Fatales, a world famous all-female pop group is actually a troupe of fairies. And Tyler Knox, the teen heartthrob, is secretly an elf who has had to alter his ears before appearing in movies.

Now a rookie agent, Cadan begins to train with his new team of misfit operatives, among them one boy with four arms who is afraid of the dark, another with black wings, and an elf with anger management issues. The group fights constantly, their training sessions are disasters, and to top it off, the leader of the team hates him. But when one of the leaders initiates a plan to destroy the Department, the only thing that stands in his way is Cadan and his ragtag band. With the fate of the Department at stake, will they be able to stop the rogue agent and his forces?

The DOMA book series includes:
Book 1: Betrayal of Magic
Book 2: Shrouded Island
Book 3: Rise of the Witch
Book 4: Magic of Heroes
Book 5: Hounds of the Himalayas
Book 6: Second Exodus (Forthcoming)

The companion short stories in the DOMA Origins series include:
Winged Demon: Natalie & Darius
Circus Freak: Bryce
Brujeria: Rafe
Deviant Behavior: Jude & Madison
Secrets in Stone: Gabe (Forthcoming)

Contact the Author: Amazon ~ Facebook ~ Twitter ~ Goodreads

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