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When Jen moves to the small town of Livonia after her divorce, all she want’s is a drama-free fresh start. The last thing she expects is for the ghost of a man whose been dead for over 100 years to appear in her new home. While Miles Hampton has scared away every other resident that has moved into his house, Jen is not so easy to be deterred. Jen finds that Miles is not going anywhere, and Miles realizes that Jen won’t be leaving anytime soon. They come to a mutual agreement on how to coexist in the home they both love. Throw in a few mysterious crimes and Jen’s blooming fling with Lee, the town Detective, and Miles is fit to be tied. When strange things start happening around the town, Miles realizes his purpose is to figure out what is going on. In a fight against Evil, he knows his spirit can’t move on until he completes his mission on Earth. Together, Jen and Miles help each other figure out the cause before it’s too late.

The budding romance between Jen and Lee was sweet. Lee was very patient with Jen and all of her quirks and antics. Jen using Miles’s paranormal powers in order to help Lee solve an ongoing case was amusing to say the least. While he didn’t believe the truth, it was a joke that she was psychic with all that she should have had no way of knowing. It was enjoyable and even humorous as Miles learned about the modern-day world and how much things had changed since he died. It seemed he was in a constant inner battle of the modest way life was in the 1800’s and the looser ways of today. For example, television and how women are ‘supposed’ to act. The way of the world had changed a lot, and Miles was always learning something new.

I appreciated the humor that the author used at times in the banter between Jen and her ex, Keith. He really wasn’t giving up trying to win her back, and she was having none of it. Her conflict between her newly gained independence versus her conflicted feelings for both Miles and Lee brought a smile to my face several times.

It was interesting reading about the paranormal happenings and the fight to restore the balance of Livonia back to good. I like how Miles worked with Brad and how each grew stronger as they learned what was needed around them to help others. As Miles was ‘promoted’ in a sense, he was around less and less, however it was evident how strongly he and Jen felt about one another despite the obvious obstacles of their relationship.

I would have liked to have had more closure between Jen and Miles, but I feel that the ending wrapped everything up nicely. I will admit that I wasn’t quite sure how the ending would go. None of my theories turned out to be correct, and I was pleasantly surprised.

The main characters were likeable while remaining relatable and realistic. The plot was unlike anything I’ve read, making every twist and turn an adventure in itself. Small Town Spirit is a suspenseful paranormal novel that smartly adds a little bit of humor to spice up a charming romance story.

A Little Bit of Drama

Author Interview
Albert Scott Author Interview

Broken Revelations: Calamity of the Gods follows a Nephal and his wives through time into the past and to the land of the Gods to search for a thief. What was your inspiration for the wild journey you take readers on in this novel?

I wanted to play with how the gods of various pantheons would interact with each other and shine some light on some lesser-known gods that I think are pretty cool.

Was there anything from your own life that you put into the characters in your novel?

Yes. I put a little bit of drama from my life into each novel but I won’t say what bits I write about I’ll leave that for my readers to have fun figuring out.

What was your favorite character to write for and why? Was there a scene you felt captured the character’s essence?

I love writing for Sun Wukong! He’s my favorite pagan god his mythology is full of things that I can write about and play with like I did when Adrian and the gang went to Diyu in Calamity of the Gods.

Will there be a follow-up novel to this story? If so, what aspects of the story will the next book cover?

Yes, I am planning a follow up novel as we speak it will focus on Adrian being stuck in the Nexus and how he will go about saving his wives from the hands Kar’ma and Erlking.

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Adrian Grey just can’t catch a break.

He united the angelic factions with his marriage just in time for the Dominess to give him the task of investigating a series of thefts of relics that has the pagan pantheons preparing to go to war with one another, he discovers that one of the stolen items were the only thing containing terrible beings known as the Calamities and the trail of the thieves leads Adrian and his wives from the top of Mount Olympus to the depths of Tartarus , into the halls of Valhalla through the lands of Duat and the courts of Diyu into a portal where they found themselves eons in the past in the land of Mu: the land of the gods!
With the help of Wukong and Ezriel , Adrian and his wives learn the untold story of the gods and their homeland while searching for a way to stop the thieves , the Calamities and return to their own time before they too become ancient history.

Literary Titan Book Awards May 2022

The Literary Titan Book Awards are awarded to books that have astounded and amazed us with unique writing styles, vivid worlds, complex characters, and original ideas. These books deserve extraordinary praise and we are proud to acknowledge the hard work, dedication, and writing talent of these brilliant authors.

Gold Award Winners

Poems for the End of the Age by Hanz Peter Zell

Literary Titan Silver Book Award

Silver Award Winners

Bible, God and Free Will by Vasile Ghiuta

On a Fallen Wave by Benjamin Anderson

Visit the Literary Titan Book Awards page to see award information.

The Tempest in Glass

The Tempest In Glass by Dirk Eichhorst begins rather prosaically, Marvin is drinking his morning coffee and taking in his surroundings outside of a coffeehouse before he tackles the day. He then receives a text from an unknown person; which propels the story in unexpected and ethereal directions. Mystified by this text and who it came from, a woman named Ruby asks Marvin to pray for her. Confused, Marvin prays for her but what he does not expect is for her to get into a traffic accident and die. This startling sequence of events sends Marvin on a riveting supernatural quest for answers.  

The author has written a creative and unpredictable story. The book explores a variety of topics from various types of religion, to death, the supernatural and loss. Marvin’s character is one that I disliked at first, because of his seemingly shallow nature, but I grew fond of his character by the end because of the interesting evolution he goes through as a character in this story. He seemed sad, lost, and materialistic in the beginning of this novel, but after his journey, readers can see that he is caring, kind, and has a new outlook on faith.

Amina’s character is one that I was immediately fond of. Her knowledge of almost every religion and her profound mediumship is deeply intriguing. Amina is intelligent, a natural beauty, and her character brought much needed depth to this surreal paranormal story. When she described things, she makes readers feel like they are in the story.

Eichhorst does a fantastic job of showing the reader rather than telling them what is happening. The author does this well with Marvin’s wife who had passed away years ago and Marvin is still grieving from his loss.

While I enjoyed the book, I felt like there is a lot of time spent describing people, places and scenarios. The ideas and scenes are fantastic and I think the story would benefit from being a bit more succinct. But if you are a reader who enjoys being immersed in a fully realized world, then author Dirk Eichhorst has a richly imagined world for you to inhabit. Besides that, there are many thought-provoking connections to religion, much of which I believe makes this book much more enticing and intellectually deeper for me.

The Tempest in Glass is a rare work of supernatural fiction that will entertain readers looking for a thoughtfully constructed story with a provocative character on a compelling journey that will consistently surprise you.

Pages: 478 | ISBN: 9780578351230

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A Perfect Night 

A Perfect Night by Joseph Stone is a fantastically thrilling story that will keep every reader glued to the page until the end. Frances Tarantino is just a girl, and at a young age, she had to endure and witness her mother’s death. It isn’t long until she notices that her mom never truly left her. She’s still with her in spirit, making sure that no harm comes her way. When she’s upset or sad, her mom brings her ladybugs, her favorite, to make her feel better. Even though Fran never gets to see her directly, she feels her and understands her intentions. Sometimes, her mom leaves her gifts under her pillow, so she never feels completely alone. But Fran soon notices that it’s not all good, her mom is also willing to punish her every time she misbehaves, and as she is always with her, she sees it all.

Joseph Stone knows how to build the tension of a story so well that the reader is always on edge looking for the next clue. Readers will wonder what’s going on from the first chapter and be immediately interested. The plot structure is expertly formed, with every chapter leaving readers wanting to know more. Throughout the novel, readers will find twits and turns, leaving them thrilled and excited.

After her mother’s death, Fran has to move in with her aunt and cousins, and there she starts to wonder if she is the only person in the family with this strange gift that sometimes feels more like a curse. This introduces many supporting characters that enhance the storyline. With the help of her family, Fran navigates the paranormal world she has been thrust into and discovers herself and the dark history behind her family’s past.

There is so much intrigue surrounding the story. It’s hard to guess or know what to expect. Fran’s story presents itself as an enigma that slowly turns dangerous and makes readers worry about the characters’ safety. There are paranormal elements in the story, but it still feels real. The other characters that interact with Fran are also interesting, each possessing an intriguing storyline that differs from everyone else’s, which consistently offers new and refreshing points of view.

A Perfect Night is an immersive and compelling novel. This is the first book in The Haunted Women paranormal mystery book series that promises not to disappoint fans of thriller and suspense stories.

ASIN: B09TZ98R7J

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I’ve Always Felt Empathetic Toward Others

Author Interview Michael J. Bowler

Shifter has the two main characters grappling with some big moral decisions. What was the inspiration for putting them into this position?

I like stories where characters, especially teenagers, have to grapple with more than just who to ask to prom because it’s when we’re faced with serious issues of right vs wrong that we show what we’re made of and who we are inside, and most of us will face tough choices throughout our lives. As a reader, I can ask myself the same questions I pose to my characters and consider which way I might go. My hope is that other readers will do the same. I’ve also thought about the ramifications of having such a power that I could decide who lives and who dies. As pointed out in the book, would it have been moral to kill Hitler before he got very far in his bid to take over the world? Even now, with what we know of history, some people would still argue no and others would say yes.

Are there any emotions or memories from your own life that you put into your characters of Alex and Andy?

I’ve always felt very empathetic toward the pain of others, even as a child and a teen, and wanted to “cure” those people of what ailed them, so I created this character of Alex to do that for me. I just don’t like seeing people unhappy or suffering, which is one reason I could never have become a doctor. Alex’s skills with his wheelchair and his innate tenacity were based on a boy I taught in high school. Despite his wheelchair, that boy could do whatever he put his mind to, sometimes with help from his friends, but mostly by himself. For Andy, I used much of the pain I absorbed from incarcerated kids I worked with who told me horrific stories of being locked in closets for years on end or about how some despicable adult slaughtered their pets in front of them. I sought to depict how hard it might be for such a child to accept love and friendship once released from such an evil upbringing, and I hope Andy comes across as believable in the minds of the readers.

What do you think were some of the defining moments in the development of Alex and Andy’s relationship?

Neither knew of the other’s existence until shortly before they met at the conclusion of Spinner (The Healer Chronicles 1), so I tried to imagine what it would feel like to meet a twin brother I never knew I had. Given the respective backgrounds of the two boys, I felt they could relate as outcasts and that might be the beginning of a friendship and even familial ties. The small moments they shared—when Andy would learn something new from Alex, or when they were washing dishes or working out in the fitness center—these moments helped cement their relationship. Learning how to combine their power and work together defined the growing connection between them, not just because their minds were linked, but because they needed to trust each other, and that must’ve been hard.

Will the next book conclude the story of Alex and Andy or is there more to tell? When will the next book be available?

The next book will conclude this particular storyline, but I have opened enough doors to tell other tales involving these characters and hope to return to them in the future. Spoiler (The Healer Chronicles 3) releases on July 12, 2022.

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Fifteen-year-old Alex and his learning-disabled friends barely survived the events of Spinner, but their nightmare has only just begun.

Alex’s wheelchair has never stopped him from doing what he wants, but his supernatural power to heal every human ailment known to science has put him in the crosshairs of a dangerous doomsday cult that will stop at nothing to capture him and his long-lost twin, Andy, who can shift illness from one person to another. When the boys combine their “gifts,” they unleash the power to control life and death.

Now Alex, Andy, and the others have been kidnapped by the U.S. military. On a creepy Air Force base in the remote Nevada desert, they must decide who to trust and who to fear while uncovering secrets this base wants to hide from the world. Who is the young boy with unusual abilities who’s treated like a soldier? What is hidden in an ultra-secret hangar that no one can access? And what unnatural experiments are conducted in that closed-off laboratory?

As Alex unravels these mysteries, he strives to bond with his twin, but Andy is distant and detached, trusting no one. He’s also more attracted to the dangerous power they wield than Alex would like. When misplaced faith in science ignites a hidden lust for supremacy, rescue can only come from the most unlikely source, and Alex must confront a terrible truth.

The Healer Chronicles continue…

Silvano’s Redemption 

Tessa wakes up and finds herself in a strange ship surrounded by robots and lizards. When Silvano, a cyborg commander of the space vessel Freedom, rescues her, tension quickly builds between them. Follow these star-struck lovers as they go on a thrilling adventure in space.

For thousands of years, the human alliance has held cyborgs like Silvano as enslaved people. Now they are trying to hunt Silvano down. While on the run, Silvano and Tessa develop a relationship despite their differences. The alliance wants the cyborgs under their control and will stop at nothing to ensure humans are in control. Will Silvano and Tessa be able to defeat the alliance and live happily ever after?

Silvano’s Redemption by Denna Holm is a steamy, action-filled, suspenseful novel that you will not want to miss. Holm’s work immerses the reader completely into this cyborg-filled futuristic world. This well-written book does contain some graphic scenes between the characters in a few parts, but they do not overrun the story.

Holm’s worldbuilding skills are fantastic, giving readers a look at our possible future. The details of the physical environments and the social and political climate make this world highly believable. The characters are exceptionally well written, and the tension between Tessa and Silvano grows as the reader learns more about them. I definitely found myself attracted to the commander at one point or another.

As for the ending, I would have liked to of known more about what happens with Tessa and Silvano. I felt the author left a lot of loose ends; perhaps there is a second novel in the works. I feel like there were characters on the Freedom that have a story of their own to tell.

Silvano’s Redemption is an imaginative cyberpunk science fiction novel that will take readers into a reality that is not entirely improbable. The fact that this reality could happen will have readers on edge with the action and adventure of an intergalactic chase. As the main characters struggle with figuring out the budding romance between them, questions of morality and the direction of the future will have to be answered.

Pages: 440 | ASIN : B09V8919CB

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This Story Has Been Years In The Making

Marieke Lexmond Author Interview

The Dagger follows a young detective who is also a witch, as she uncovers secrets that her family has kept hidden for generations. What was the inspiration for the setup to your story?

They always say you should write about something you know. I love tarot cards, magic and family.

When I grew up I was the youngest of five, a quiet child that loved observing others. I kept myself entertained with the family dynamics. Some people love their family and it’s a safe heaven, while others feel like aliens in their family. It’s something you can endlessly dissect!

I was fascinated by the idea that a each family member would represent the qualities of one of the major arcana cards in the tarot deck. That’s what the whole Madigan family does, even literately in Book 2 “The Magical Tarot Deck.” This story has been years in the making. It took me a long time, before it found its present form.

Last but not least, the magic! I enjoy using real life witch practices and spice it up with a healthy dose of fantasy. It’s so much fun.

These three things combined is how the Madigan Chronicles started.

Bridget tried to separate herself from her family’s magical abilities but ends up reconnecting with her family and her powers. What were some driving ideals behind your character’s development?

Bridget made a choice to leave her family and her gifts behind. What happens if you deny your true self? As it turns out,Bridget unconsciously still used some of her magic.

How do you find out who you are? It’s something most of us struggle with growing up, and even later in life. Through Bridget and her magic I get to explore that. To find out who and what she is and finding the courage to be yourself. That’s one of the joys of writing. You get to be all these characters. You learn a lot!

What were some themes that were important for you to explore in this book?

Consequences is one of the themes I explore in Book 1. Most of the time we make choices or do things that effect other people, it’s not something you can avoid. But I think it’s important to realize some actions can have enormous ripple effects.

Tara is confronted with the consequences of her secrets. Bridget, she cut herself off from her family to protect herself from emotional stress, but forgot the immense hurt she causes her twin with that.

Another one is Balance. Nobody is all good or bad, there’s always a balance! It’s something that I explore throughout the series.

What can you tell readers about the second book in the series, and when will it be available?

​The second book: “The Magical Tarot Deck” is available! The Madigans thought they could relax after they retrieved the Dagger of Consciousness, but malicious Lucy takes possession of the family’s Magical Tarot Deck. Now they must get it back in time before she will use it against them. Lucy sees her chance not only for revenge but also to pressure the Madigans to return the Dagger. More family secrets are forced into the open and magical talents emerge.

The third installment is also available: “The Wand” The struggle to keep the elemental powers safe continues, and the family dramas deepen.

As “The Wand” begins, Ceri has a hard time finding the balance as the Keeper of the Land in Fairy and being human – alienating her daughter, who finds a dangerous friend in Mab, the Queen of Fairy.

In the meantime, Maeve must face up to her teenage trauma and wrestles with accepting her true self. Bridget does her best to help her twin, and make up for some of the pain she had caused by leaving her behind all those years ago. At the same time, she is forced to take on a responsibility she never wanted and upsets the entire family in the process.

I’m currently working on book 4 “The Cup”, which I hope will be published before the end of the year.

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“The Dagger” is the first in a mystical, magical series featuring three generations of powerful, headstrong witches from the Madigan family. The family struggles to work together to keep a centuries-old promise. One leg in the real world, one in the magical, Bridget Madigan is a young detective working in Boston. Even though she has sworn never to use magic again, she caves to watch a flashback from the murder. She never dreamed her findings would implicate her own blood.

This unstoppable magical rollercoaster unearths long-kept family secrets. The Madigan family bond is pushed to the limit. Will they be strong enough to keep that century-old promise and protect the elemental power objects from a dark witch?
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