J C Steel – Through the Hostage
About the Author
Born in Gibraltar and raised on a yacht around the coasts of the Atlantic, I’m a writer, martial artist and introvert. In between the necessary making of money to allow the writing of more books, I can usually be found halfway to the next galaxy. I write sci-fi adventure set in an interstellar mercenary cult, and occasionally, urban fantasy, which means I class the martial arts as research.
Knives, spaceships, and dirty fighting – who says a mercenary cult can’t be fun?
Through the Hostage (Book 1 in the Cortii series)
Khyria Ilan is a commander in the Cortii, the most elite mercenary organisation in known space. With a past she can’t remember, and commanders who would love to see her dead, her future is likely to be short: her command faces their ultimate test to prove their right to survive.
When the odds are impossible, sometimes the only thing to do is play the game…
Nathan Bush – Root of Evil
About the Author
Nathan Bush is the author of The Foley Chronicles: Files from the 8th District, a Christian-based crime series.
His childhood love of reading readily turned into a passion for writing, which he has been following since middle school. He has written in multiple genres, to include fantasy, sci-fi, horror, poetry and songs, but found his preferred niche in the crime family of Christian fiction. He self-published his first novel (Written in Blood) in 2016 and shortly followed it up with his 2nd offering in 2017. He is currently working on the 3rd installment in The Foley Chronicles, as well as book 1 in a side series, The Dark Side of Foley.
Some people think money will bring them happiness, but what they don’t realize is that misery always comes along for the ride. See what happiness costs in Root of Evil, Book 2 in the Christian-crime series,The Foley Chronicles: Files from the 8th District.
Detective Quin Butler is the new guy in the Homicide Division of Foley’s 8th District. He isn’t in town long when he and his partner, Senior Detective John Filcher, draw their first case together. A man is found bludgeoned to death and his motel room ransacked. Nothing at the scene suggests what the killer was after. To add to the mystery, his body is riddled with odd-shaped markings. As they work the investigation, new evidence in a cold case comes to light and makes life even more hectic for the pair.
Trouble abounds for Quin in his personal life when he meets a beautiful woman, who happens to be an old friend (old flame?) of John’s. Why is John so protective of her? What circumstances caused her to leave Foley in the first place? When the answers come, will Quin second guess his decision to pursue her against John’s wishes?
Kathryn Meyer Griffith – Christmas Magic 1959
Have you ever wondered what a writer’s early years were like and how it affected their future writing and the stories they would tell later in their lives? Have you ever wondered what their childhood Christmases, their early holidays, were like? Well, wonder no longer. This story is about one of my most cherished childhood Christmases…in 1959 when I was nine years old. After my beloved musician/singer/songwriter brother Jim passed away in 2015 from cancer I felt an intense need to write this short story about that special Christmas Eve I shared with him, my other siblings, mother, father and grandparents, and put it out there for everyone to read as a tribute to him and my family. This is my story, part of my childhood, and some of my fondest memories. Note: in the late 1970’s I did a series of illustrated (by me, because I’m an artist, too) short stories for my local newspaper and I’ve used one of my old drawings from 1978 for the first page of this short story.