This month marks the halfway point for 2012. Already this year, we have introduced you to a variety of wonderful books that have joined the Medallion collection—and we have many more great titles coming the rest of the year!
July brings us a new author, Simon West-Bulford, who invites readers to travel to the far distant future, where death is no more. Join Salem Ben as he tries to figure out what lies beyond in The Soul Consortium.
In a future so distant that time is almost without meaning, death is defeated and immortality has been made reality through instantaneous cloning and synaptic transfer. But mankind, frustrated by the futility of timeless existence, chooses extinction. All but one man.
Far removed from the known universe with only one companion, an AI named Qod, Salem Ben watches the cosmos from afar. Wearied by the endlessly repeating cycle of creation and destruction but afraid to pass beyond the veil, he relives the digitally reproduced lives of countless souls archived in the Soul Consortium by means of a neuroimmersive device known as the WOOM. His hope is to discover the answer to the ultimate question: What lies beyond?
But at the birth of the next universe, billions of years before the pattern of life repeats its design, Salem’s quest takes a disturbing turn. Unexplained aberrations appear among the digital souls. To hunt down their source and to continue his search for evidence of life after death, Salem endures four very different lives: Orson Roth, a serial killer in twentieth-century Britain; Dominique Mancini, a spiritual medium from sixteenth-century Lombardy; Plantagenet Soome, a monk sent to the far distant Castor’s World; and Queen Oluvia Wade, the creator of the Soul Consortium.
As the mystery unfolds, Salem is confronted by a malevolent entity, a being of unknown origin woven into the memories of the dead. Prepared to corrupt the laws of physics themselves in order to break free, the entity threatens the future of humanity before it can begin again—and only Salem stands in its way.
This new author is already garnering accolades. Check out the reviews for this new release:
“This story is pure science fiction with enough plot twists and turns to keep the reader busy.” ~ Candy Bezner, Single Titles
“This . . . mind-bending tale challenges our assumptions about life, death, and the fragility of our eternal spirit.” ~ Richard Thomas, author of Transubstantiate
“Readers will relish journeying with Salem Ben. . . . What grips the reader is the mystery of the malevolent being who is changing humanity’s future.” ~ Harriet Klausner, Alternative Words
Also this month we have a rerelease of one of our timeless historical romances, By Honor Bound by Helen A Rosburg. This version will be available exclusively in e-book with its stunning new cover designed by award-winning artist Sam Spratt. (Find out more about the artist here.)
Bound by fate. Bound by love. Bound by honor . . .
Honneure Mansart, orphaned child of a lowly servant, never dreamed that she would one day find herself at the glittering palace of Versailles as a servant to the young and lovely Marie Antoinette, future Queen of France. Nor could she have imagined the love of her life would turn out to be her beloved foster brother Phillipe, who also served the young princess. Their lives were golden.
But the young princess, Antoinette, has a mortal enemy in Madame du Barry, the aging king’s mistress. And Honneure has a rival for Phillipe, a servant in du Barry’s entourage. Together the women scheme to destroy both Antoinette and Honneure. Then Louis XV dies, and his grandson inherits the throne. Marie Antoinette becomes the Queen of France.
Honneure and Phillipe, their lives inextricably entwined with those of the king and queen, find a second chance together. Yet as France’s political climate overheats, sadness and tragedy stalk both couples once again . . . and a terrible secret that might lead Honneure to the guillotine in the footsteps of her queen.
Look at the fantastic reviews By Honor Bound has received:
“In my opinion, By Honor Bound is a must read for any romance fiction fan and assuredly deserves the distinction of a Perfect 10. It’s just that good!” ~ Romance Reviews Today
“Ms. Rosburg has written a wonderful historical novel that adds a new dimension to the life of Marie Antoinette. Honneure’s tale was enchanting. This is definitely a book I will read again!” ~ Affaire de Coeur Magazine
“A gripping saga, heavy with historical details.” ~ Romantic Times BOOKclub Magazine
Be sure to come back next month as we dive into the madness of Hollywood with Phil Brody’s The Holden Age of Hollywood. Also, take a journey down the track of the unending love between a mother and her child in the inspiring true story of Ollie Tibbles: The Boy Who Became a Train by Debi Tibbles. Finally, take a trip to Scotland in the historical romance e-book exclusive The Viking’s Witch by Kelli A. Wilkins.
Until next time. . .
We wish you all a safe and happy Independence Day! God bless America!
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