I reviewed Shadow Stalker 1 and am in the process of reading Shadow Stalker 2. I like both books, and although I have several books in the queue ahead of it, I fully intend to read Shadow Stalker 3 now that its out. If you are interested in paranormal fantasy books with a strong female heroine, I recommend you check out the series.
I just completed this book and used it to improve the book blurbs for my Hell Holes novels. If you are an indie author and want to improve your book sale, this is a great little book to have.
I have just finished a first draft of the book cover and description of Hell Holes: To Hell And Back, the exciting third book in the Hell Holes series of paranormal fantasy and apocalyptic science fiction novels that I am currently writing:
The beautiful young photojournalist, Aileen O’Shannon, is not who she seems. For centuries, she has been a demon hunter, a sorceress who has tracked and killed small bands of demons that occasionally crossed into our world. But that changed when she joined Dr. Jack Oswald’s expedition to study one of hundreds of huge holes that mysteriously appeared overnight in the frozen tundra north of the Arctic Circle.
Instead of small sporadic incursions, hordes of demons now pour from these hell holes like water from a sieve. With bombing little more than a losing game of whack-a-mole, Earth’s armies are unable to destroy the portals. When Jack suggests a desperate plan, he is drafted to join Aileen and a team of other sorcerers and Army Rangers to travel to the demon homeworld. Once there, they will unleash a plague virus and set off a nuclear bomb to destroy the portal complex. It’s a suicide mission. But Aileen has given the Jack’s wife her word to bring him back safely, and the demons have already killed three men under her protection. Just how far will Aileen go to avoid losing another?
Check out my post on researching in support of writing fiction on the blog, The Sinister Scribblings of Sarah E. Glenn, the editor-in-chief of Mystery and Horror, LLC.
Now that I have become an authorized Amazon affiliate seller, you can buy autographed copies of my books on Amazon. Here is how you find the autographed versions of my books:
- Go to the Amazon webpage of the book:
- Click on the new book link under the paperback’s button.
- Scroll down the list of sellers of new copies until you see the seller “Donald Firesmith – Author”.
- Finally click on the associated “Add to Cart” button.
Sorry it takes that many steps. The Amazon aStore does not yet support products from affiliate sellers. If it did, you could just go to my store webpage on my author website and buy an autographed copy as easily as a regular paperback or kindle ebook.
Please join my upcoming book tour of Hell Holes: What Lurks Below, organized by the Ultimate Fantasy Books this December 5-19. If you have a book blog or similar website, please consider hosting a book spotlight, book review, author interview, blog post, book excerpt, book giveaway, etc. Sign up at http://www.ultimatefantasybooks.com/booktours.php
Please nominate my book, Hell Holes: Demons on the Dalton, as one of Read Freely’s 50 best indie books of 2016. Click on the following link: http://www.readfree.ly/50-best-indie-books-2016/
All you have to do is fill in the following fields:
Book Title: Hell Holes: Demons on the Dalton
Author: Donald Firesmith
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I recently had the pleasure of meeting Fred at a local library and traded books with him. I have just finished reading his book, Dragonfly, and it turned out to be an excellent book to read in the weeks leading up to Halloween. It tells the adventures of Dragonfly, a young girl who discovers a phantasmagorical underground realm beneath the basement of her Uncle’s funeral home. Sam Hain (as in Samhain, the Celtic Halloween), its evil leader, sends monsters up to steal children and poison the dreams of humanity. It is one of the most original tales I have read in ages, and it stands out from the other fantasy books I have read during the past decade in terms of the author’s descriptions of this subterranean world. While the author’s vision is highly creative and fascinating, it is his descriptions that stand out. He is as much an artist as he is an author; he paints with words, and I find myself somewhat grateful that I read the book in paperback rather than on my usual tablet because I would otherwise have found myself constantly highlighting beautifully crafted phrases, sentences, and paragraphs for future contemplation and enjoyment rather than simply enjoying being immersed in such a wonderful world. Although the heroine of the book is an adolescent girl, readers of all ages should find this a wonderfully fantastic, if frighteningly evil, world in which to while away one’s autumn evenings. This book is a rare Halloween treat best savored wrapped in a warm blanket when the moon is full, the naked branches of trees tap upon the windows, and the crackle of the fire competes with the creaks of aging joists and settling staircases. Grab a mug of hot chocolate, settle back in your chair, and enjoy your trip to the dark world of Harvest Moon.