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Stuff you should Read

Eaters of the Light – A heart-stopping sci-fi trilogy!


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Darkness Between the Stars

Little Joff…always dreaming of the stars.
He knows something is out there, but he’s not sure what it is.
Because there IS something out there.
And one day, after all the dreams of his childhood fade, Joff will sit on a ship as it spirals through the void.
Alone.
With all the time in the world to count the stars.
And measure the darkness growing between them.

A free preview of Darkness Between the Stars is here.

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J Edward’s Shadow of Forever.

No one believes Joff Armstrong. No one understands the coming darkness. As humanity’s twilight nears, he will steal his way into the stars, one man against legions of star-killing undead.  Shadow of Forever is the sequel to sci-fi novel, Darkness Between the Stars.

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Eaters of the Light – Book 3 in the trilogy – Having waged war against the vampiric Strigoi for nearly a thousand years, the immortal Callista Lightbringer searches for a way to end the bitter conflict.

Read the first chapter here.

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101 Questions for Humanity – The only book you’ll ever need on your coffee table


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101-Questions-for-Humanity-333x500 101 Questions for Humanity – The supreme coffee table book for armchair philosophers. Designed to provoke, question, and challenge. Crack the cover open during big parties, small gatherings, or lonely nights on the couch. Once you taste one question, you’ll want to devour them all! Start answering questions right here.

 

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Lords of the Black Sands (Coming Soon)


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Lords of the Black Sands – To live is divine. To live forever is destiny. For centuries, Galen has fled from the Pharaoh and his immortal servant, the Nemesis. Not any more. Across the desolate wasteland of the ruined Kingdom of Earth, he marches toward his only chance at freedom.  Only he can live forever. Only he can defeat the Lords of the Black Sands. (Coming in early 2019)

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A Door Never Dreamed Of


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A Door Never Dreamed Of – A thousand years from today, nearly all of humanity is jacked-In. We sleep, connected to machines, dreaming our lives away. For most people, it’s the perfect life. But for the few who never jacked-In, it’s exile. When the Door opens, two sides of humanity will meet…and only one way of life will survive. A free preview is here.

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J Edward’s Memoirs (Bounce Between Bottles series)


 

Reality is Best Served with Red Wine – Available now!

In J Edward’s latest book, he promises to drain one bottle of red wine per chapter. And while deep in his cups, he takes readers on a sometimes funny, sometimes poignant journey.  Playful yet serious, funny yet honest, the bounce between bottles takes readers on a stroll through everything. The result is a unique, revealing look at the modern world.

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Life & Dark Liquor – Having survived winter in the Chicago suburbs, J Edward Neill descends to Atlanta, where summers are mercilessly hot and every evening invites new adventures. In the Deep South, he discovers new places, new friendships, and new cocktails. Life & Dark Liquor is both memoir and philosophical piece. It’s the spiritual ‘sequel’ to Reality is Best Served with Red Wine.

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Tyrants of the Dead trilogy


Soul Orb DDP Cover Slightly Brighter Down the Dark Path is book one in J Edward Neill’s Tyrants of the Dead trilogy. When a young woman leaves home in search of a better life, she plunges into a world-ending war. The deeper she falls, the more she senses dark powers rising within her, and the more she realizes she is not so different than the enemy.

For a free preview, go here.

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Dark Moon Daughter New Kindle Cover The chilling Dark Moon Daughter is book two in the Tyrants of the Dead trilogy. Three years have passed since the Furyon war, but the memories of her time in Malog haunt Andelusia every night. When an emissary from a distant land arrives in Graehelm to beg her aid, she sees a chance to uncover the meaning of her inner darkness…and learn the source of her unnatural powers. A free preview is here.

 

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NetherKingdomWebLg-331x500 Nether KingdomBook three in the Tyrants of the Dead trilogy. At the world’s edge, Andelusia awakens to the terrible realization that all her dreams have come to nothing. When the shadows in her heart cause the seasons to change and deadly storms to sweep across Thillria, she knows what will come. The Black Moon will descend. Grimwain will return. The Ur will rebuild their haunted civilization atop humanity’s graveyard. Unless she alone wages war against the nether kingdom, the world will burn. A free preview is here.

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At last, the epic tale is available in a single volume. From the desolate landscapes of Furyon to the rain-rattled fields of far and deadly Thillria, Tyrants of the Dead – The Complete Collection follows the heroes and villains of the mighty saga to the climactic end. Includes all three fantasy novels – Down the Dark Path, Dark Moon Daughter, and Nether Kingdom.

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Also available… The massive epic Down the Dark Path (Book One in the Tyrants of the Dead series) broken into four mini softcover novellas. At 200 pages each, these new editions are lighter and easier to consume than the original epic. Plus they ship with sexy matte black covers. Now it’s easier than ever to start your journey Down the Dark Path.

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Hollow Empire series


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In the aftermath of a horrific plague, the nation of Vhur teeters on utter annihilation. Its cities lie in ruin. Its king hides in his tower. Its people rot in their graves. Surrounded by death and suffering, four survivors struggle to live their separate lives. But the lords of Vhur have different plans in mind for them. For soon must come the Night of Knives. (Complete Season One – Episodes 1-6)
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Lys & the Heart Stopper (Episode 7) – Imprisoned as a little girl, Lys awakens in the world’s lowest prison. She’s to become a concubine to a faceless noble in a land far from her native home. But when fate intervenes, she seizes her only chance at freedom. She means to cross the wasteland of Vhur, in which the diseased Iritul have hunted humanity near to extinction.
No distance is too great.
She’ll do anything to rescue her friend.
Even if it means a confrontation with the deadliest man alive – The Heart Stopper.

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Nadya the Deathless (Episode 8) She’s mother to a slain child. She’s hunted across the wasteland. She’s feared, beloved, and she’s immortal. When the red & black armies come for Nadya, they have no idea what awaits them…

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The Hecatomb



 

The Hecatomb.  In a realm where one person vanishes every single night, humanity must find the cause or be extinguished forever. The Hecatomb is four terrifying stories set in the same world, including Old Man of Tessera, Let the Bodies, The Skeleton Sculptor, and the horrifying Circle Macabre. The catch: readers must decide in which order the stories happen…

A free preview is right here.

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Coffee Table Philosophy


It’s not just about the questions anymore. It’s about how deep you’re willing to go.

The Coffee Table Philosophy series is 15 books (and counting.) Each book includes at least 101 questions and situations that will challenge your morals, ethics, and humanity.

Topics include friendship, dating, single parenting, hard philosophy, soft philosophy, love, politics, science, and much, much more!

The conversation begins now…

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The Ultimate Get to Know Someone Quiz – it’s the most entertainment you can squeeze into 101 pages. Pass it around to friends and family. Bring a copy to your breakroom at work. Crash a party with a few copies in hand. Inside you’ll find a ton of fun, quick questions designed to shine a light on your friends’ and loved ones’ hearts and minds. Now available!

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In this unique take on dating and relationships, dozens of real-life strangers sit down for interviews, and all of them provide the true-life tales of their craziest, most unusual break-ups.  Sample breakups are right here.

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Who wants to debate politics? With this easy (and inflammatory) guide, friends, frenemies, and partisan warriors alike can leap right in to a modern political argument. Includes 101 prompts on everything from social welfare, military spending, feminism, racism, and much more. Start the fight today! Ten sample questions are right here.

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The Little Book of BIG Questions contains more than two-hundred unique conversation starters and thought igniters, all in the form of fun questions.  We all want to know the origin of the universe, the reasons why life exists, and the driving forces behind humanity. Use this book to light the fire in your mind. The little book of BIG questions is a compilation of two books in the Coffee Table Philosophy series. It includes the complete volumes 101 Deeper, Darker Questions for Humanity and 101 Questions for the End of the World. A free preview is here.

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444 Questions for the Universe

444 Questions for the Universe is the only book you’ll ever need on your coffee table.  Use it as a party book, a quiz book, or a stay-up-late-under-the-stars book. Have friends over, crack 444 Questions open, and watch your conversations ignite. Includes the first four books from the Coffee Table Philosophy series plus 40 bonus Questions from Beyond. Once you answer one Question, you’ll want to answer them ALL. A free preview is here.

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101 Questions for the End of the World – Previous entries in the Coffee Table Philosophy series have focused on humanity, relationships, love, sex, and the meaning of life. Not this one. In his deepest look at philosophy yet, J Edward Neill embraces the dark beauty of science, deep space physics, and theories that have yet to be proven. So let’s cross the event horizon together. Let’s ask what the meaning of EVERYTHING might be. It’s 101 pages with 101 mind-bending questions. Once you read one, you’ll want to devour them all!

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Sci-Fi, Medieval Operas, & Anthologies


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UnCommon Evil – A Collection of Nightmares, Demonic Creatures, and Unimaginable Horrors – It’s twenty tales by twenty different horror specialists. J Edward’s tale – Let the Bodies – appears herein.

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Machina Obscurum – A Collection of Shadows. This dark anthology includes works by nine authors and contains more than 20 short stories. No matter what whets your appetite: sci-fi, horror, dark fantasy, or just straight-up hard & dark fiction, you’ll get all you can handle. With contributions by River Fairchild, Chad J Shonk, John R McGuire, Robert Jeffrey II…and more.

 

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SleepersImageForBlogging The Sleepers is J Edward’s latest sci-fi/horror short story. In the far distant future, a privileged young man dreams of traveling into deep space. But when his family asks him to perform a terrible act of vengeance, the world he knows crumbles around him.

 

 

 

 

 

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