The Conservative Libertarian Fiction Alliance (CLFA) recently announced their finalists for the 2019 Book of the Year Award. To qualify for entry in the CLFA Book of the Year 2019 contest, books had to be over 50k words and first published in any form in 2018. With eleven candidates nominated by CLFA members, the public may help select the final winner by voting here before midnight on May 15th.
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You’ll find some of the best in contemporary fiction by checking out the finalists, below the break.
Night’s Black Agents (Paxton Locke Book 2) by Daniel Humphreys.
Paxton got the crap kicked out of him foiling his mother’s plans.
Even that isn’t enough to keep him in one place. Mother is still on the loose after all, and there’s no telling what that evil witch is up to. With his new partner (don’t call her a sidekick!) Cassie, Paxton heads to Arizona to help an old police friend with a supernatural murder problem.
But Mother isn’t content to lay low now that she’s out of jail. She’s got a brand new coven, and she wants her grimoire back. Now. Nothing will stop her from getting her spellbook back, not even her son. Or the ancient stirring in its sleep in the Valley of the Sun.
Paxton’s faced witches, ghosts, and shadow demons, but can he handle an ancient god? With the lives of two young boys hanging in the balance, he can’t back down.
Daniel Humphreys continues the Paxton Locke series out in the desert, taking all the magic, intrigue and adventure from Book One and turning it up to eleven. Readers will love the return of old characters, and love the new additions as Paxton continues his supernatural road trip.
Find out if Paxton can save the day and face Mother again. Read Night’s Black Agents today!
Appalling Stories 2: More Appalling Tales of Social Injustice by David Dubrow, Paul Hair, et al.
“The dystopian counterpart to Amazing Stories, Appalling Stories 2 takes a grim, hilarious and no-holds-barred dive into the terrible social justice future and its even more terrible present.” –Daniel Greenfield, editor of Sultan Knish
The virulent disease of political correctness has infected the body politic from nose to toes, and even the field of literature isn’t immune. The best way to inoculate yourself against this Social Justice Warrior-carried malady is to read entertaining, old-school fiction that neither pulls punches nor takes prisoners.
Amy Lynn, Hatchet by Jack July
200 miles from Amy’s country home, 14-year-old Susie Delany falls for a dangerous and seductive man’s promises of fame and fortune. Whisked away to a viper’s nest masquerading as a tropical paradise, Susie hurtles toward a fate worse than death. A senator and a scheming CIA director recruit Amy for an ‘off the books’ mission, leading a rag-tag mercenary group out to end a vile billionaire’s dark fantasy and rescue the teen victims of sex trafficking. Amy’s instincts and her husband warn that this mission could jeopardize everything she loves. In Amy’s absence, tragedy befalls her family, and Amy is confronted by a secret that two generations took to the grave. Now she must question everything she thought she knew about the Braxton clan. A new president authorizes a covert military operation to rescue a big donor’s family from the vicious Nigerian terror group Boko Haram. Amy finds herself in charge of her largest military operation to date. When she pushes beyond the mission’s parameters, she lands on the brink of capture and violent death. Amy grapples with a new-found demon and experiences an epiphany that might just end her career…if she survives. After years of grueling fieldwork, Amy faces her biggest challenge yet: learning to let go.
Making Peace by Adam Lane Smith
Explosions, swordfights, psychology, and humor combine in this unique sci-fi/fantasy blend!
Interstellar romance author Belkan Candor has had a string of bestsellers, and his latest hit, My Mech, My Love, is flying off store shelves. When he takes a job as an embedded journalist with a peacekeeping organization, he expects a plush assignment with a big payout. What he gets is an exposé into human trauma and psychological pain, and a twisted conspiracy on an entire planet looking to stay off the grid. Swords are swinging and magic is flinging, and Belkan is right in the center of it. Assassins, serial killers, prostitutes, and obsessed romance novel fans collide in a web of intrigue and violence which threatens to tear his world apart. Will he survive, or will this novel be the death of him?
Praise for Making Peace:
“Brilliantly conceived. Deftly executed. This smacked me hard from the start and made me think we’ve just found a Futuristic version of the classic Thieves’ World series. This is a new writer to watch with a breakout hit in the making.” – Nick Cole, bestselling author of Soda Pop Soldier and the Galaxy’s Edge series.
“Clever, inventive sci-fantasy. An astounding debut that hooked me from the first few pages.” – Daniel Humphreys, author of A Place Outside The Wild, and Fade.
“A high-action, thrilling tale.” – Jon Del Arroz, award-nominated author of For Steam And Country.
“A worthy debut novel with a captivating voice. Adam Smith seamlessly blends genres like he’s been doing it forever.” – Rhett C Bruno, bestselling author of the Circuit Trilogy.
About the author:
Adam Smith is an all-American husband and father. He has lived in the North, South, East, and West of the United States. He spends his days on a farm in Wisconsin telling bad jokes to his patient wife and kids who have a secret love for bad jokes. He believes that the Oxford comma is worth fistfighting over. In his spare time, he studies psychology and is a student of the human spirit. He wanted to grow up someday to become a productive member of society, but became an author instead.
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Eating and Disorder by Wyatt Myshkin
The burgers made him fat.
The diet made him a monster.
Morbidly obese Tubbs is living large on settlement cash from a fast food corporation until he becomes the tragic victim of their weight loss experiment-gone-horribly-wrong.
While on the run, he develops a taste for human flesh… and little by little, while stalking the inhabitants of a Bronx slum, he metamorphosizes from irresponsible victim into an unrepentant vampire. But, the urban jungle is not without predators, and more than one will rise up to set things right.
EATING AND DISORDER takes on the sacred cow of blameless irresponsibility and grinds it into mystery meat. It’s a one of a kind trip that will traumatize you into becoming a more responsible and skinnier adult.
Overrun by enemy forces…
…Rislandia has no hope for survival…
…unless Zaira can pull off a miracle.
The Wyranth army has pressed all the way to Rislandia’s capital. No one’s been able to slow their advance.
Zaira can’t believe how far the war escalated in a few short months. She took her airship to a foreign continent when her country needed her the most, all because the conniving enemy emperor sold her on a pack of lies.
She has no time for regrets. The King needs to be air-lifted to safety. Bombs need to be dropped on the advancing enemy army. Civilians need supplies and food before they die of sickness and starvation.
It’s a lot to ask of one girl.
Can Zaira regain her confidence in her leadership and save the kingdom?
Readers will be gripped by non-stop action in the third book of this epic steampunk trilogy.
Read it today!
The Thread of Reason by Michael Isenberg
For thirty years, Nizam al-Mulk ruled the Seljuq Empire, wielding more power than the sultans he served—until the fall night in 1092 when an assassin’s blade struck him down on the road to Baghdad. Among the papers he left behind, an unpublished manuscript warned that “damaging and odious enemies” had infiltrated the government. “One will not know the extent of their intrigues and their ruses until I am gone.”
Determined to learn who was behind the murder of his chief minister, but unable to trust his officials, the sultan turns to one of the smartest people he knows: Omar Khayyam—astronomer, mathematician, poet, scholar of Hadith, and lover of wine.
With little experience navigating the dangerous waters of court politics, Omar must race to solve the mystery against the background of a Muslim world in conflict between science and shari’ah—and on the brink of fundamental change.
The Broken Return: The Lonesome George Chronicles Book 3 by Roy M. Griffis
The action picks up right where it left off in The Broken Return , volume three of the Lonesome George Chronicles. Follow the leaders of the rising Resistance as they struggle to survive in what remains of a USA shattered by nuclear attack and a Jihadist invasion in the last year of George W. Bush’s presidency.
In the Arizona desert, Whistler and his tiny band of isolated fighters link up with other patriots to attack the soldiers of the Caliphate.
In Washington, congressional aides Karen and Kevin watch as an unelected government arises on the ashes of the old one and makes a secret deal with America’s enemies.
And, in California, ex-media celebrities Molly Ivins and Alec Baldwin find the will to organize and fight back against the invaders who have brutally murdered their loved ones.
Meanwhile the former president known as Lonesome George – still unsure of his missing wife’s status or whereabouts – prepares to emerge from hiding and lead the battle to take back our nation.
Don’t miss this action-packed installment of the four-part adventure by Roy M. Griffis, set in an alternate timeline where Americans must once again fight for their freedom against the forces of foreign oppression and corruption from within.
Redcaps Rising: A Walter Bailey Misadventure by P.A. Piatt
“Murder most foul,
And evil in the air.
Seek the Red Dwarf,
Only brave may dare.”
When Walter Bailey arrived in Mississippi, he discovered the murder of his estranged grandmother was not the random and senseless crime it was reported to be. Accompanied by an unlikely group of heroes, guided by the words of a mad little hermit, opposed by evil beyond his wildest imagination, Walter embarks on an epic quest through an unfamiliar and often hilarious world of magic. As the stakes go up, the price of failure becomes the future of magic on Earth itself. Are Walter and his intrepid companions up to the challenge in a world where anything goes and the truth isn’t always what it seems?
Hell Spawn (Saint Tommy, NYPD Book 1) by Declan Finn
My name is Officer Thomas Nolan, and I am a saint.
I can smell evil. I show mercy to the lesser criminals – the desperate. Even those I’ve put behind bars seem to like me. But now there’s a serial killer bringing darkness beyond imagination to my city. I can smell his stench a mile away. But how can I prove it?
How do you do forensics on a killer possessed by a demon?
From Declan Finn, author of the Dragon Award nominated horror series Love at First Bite.
The Narrative by Deplora Boule
She’s plucky, she’s ambitious, and she’s determined to climb to the top of the broadcast journalism world! … She’s just what entertainment news is looking for, gifted with good looks, an elite journalism degree, and uncanny reporter senses that tingle when news is about to break. From selectively editing footage of injustices to dressing in her finest vaginery at the historic Million Muff March, there’s nothing she won’t do to get her story!
Follow a young woman’s rise from lowly local journalist to pool reporter at global media giant NEWS 24/7’s swanky Manhattan headquarters. She sacrifices true love for a shot at the coveted prime-time feminist anchor slot and uses her impeccable social justice credentials to keep climbing. Will she break the scoop of the century? Or will the scoop break her? Just follow “The Narrative” and find out.
“A satirical glitter-bomb masterpiece!” – Book Horde
“A hilarious criticism of the American press and the machinations that happen behind the scenes.” – The Daily Wire