Literature & Fiction

July 12, 2018

AIcalypto

"AIcalypto: Seven days of Artificial Intelligence" by Roopendra Bhargaw, Rachel Neubauer 

An AI so powerful that it derived thousands of years of human knowledge of the game before inventing better moves of its own, all in the space of 7 days and destroys the planet. Since the eighties, we have been told that the professional field to be in is technology because it is growing so quickly that there will always be an opportunity to exploit it in some way and make a good living from it. But what if technology grew so quickly and so powerfully that it could no longer be controlled and, in fact, began to control the human race?

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July 11, 2018

The Kingdom to Come

"The Kingdom to Come: Book One ~ A Great Light" by Jennifer Ball

| Website | War isn’t coming. It’s already here. Prepare for the final battle. In a kingdom ruled by a powerful monarchy focused on dominion, an opposition develops from the king’s own son, Prince Karhiad. While the ruthless King Vilsig envisions conquest of all kingdoms, his son’s own heart has a different direction. Prince Karhiad is more focused on the humanity of the citizens than he is his father’s instructions on how to one day lead the Kingdom of Merrhius with power.  All the while, the threat of wickedness from a dark sinister force from the past erupts and bleeds over into the present and future times. This ancient sinister beast is orchestrating the moral decay, corruption and down fall of every kingdom. It commands an army of supernatural menacing soldiers bent on serving this evil until each living being is destroyed or absorbed in their own vile image. On the night of Prince Karhiad’s 17th birthday, he is mesmerized by a radiant light and makes a decision to learn of its origin. That choice will bring him answers to questions he didn't know he had, and will separate him further from being in allegiance with his father. The future king of Merrhius will learn things about the past and future that will force him head on in battling the most evil entity of all time. 

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July 10, 2018

Dragon Envy

"Dragon Envy, Dragonfire Series Book 3" by Kelly Armenta

| Website | Facebook | Twitter |  I am Lexi Helyanwe and soon I must decide if I will take up the mantle of Princess to the Seelie, or become the Queen of Dragons. My Grandmother has called me home to court. A place I’ve never been and a welcome that isn’t guaranteed. Should I wish to keep my beloved guard at my side, I must go and plead my case before the Queen of Air and Light. I pray to the Goddess that Sidhee politics are not the end of me. There are many who want what I have, and they will stop at nothing to take it.  With several new potential mates joining her band of men, Lexi must navigate dangerous territory while being forced ever closer to fulfilling her destiny. Yet duty and its pursuit are not often good bedfellows. And Lexi soon finds herself caught up in adventure much larger than merely saving the Dragon race. 

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July 5, 2018

The Freedom Broker

"The Freedom Broker" by K.J. Howe 

There are twenty-five elite kidnap negotiators in the world and only one of them is a woman. Thea Paris faces the toughest case of her career, for a very special client, her father. “Razor sharp and full of you-are-there authenticity—a superb thriller.” #1 NYT Bestseller Lee Child “She’s tough. She’s smart. She’s diabetic. The best scene involves bungee jumping over the Zambezi River. It’s worth the price of the book. A spectacular start to what promises to be a great Thea Paris series.” Kirkus, Starred Review “Non-stop suspense, commanding attention from the start and never letting go…a must for thriller fans.” Booklist, Starred Review "Unparalleled storytelling by KJ Howe filled with excitement that never stops. THE FREEDOM BROKER is a plot loaded with surprises and intrigue. Her characters are memorable and realistic. She has a great talent for the description of landscapes, action, and an unerring detail for stealth from the beginning to the climatic end. I wish I could write as well." Clive Cussler, #1 NYT Bestseller "KJ Howe’s debut novel is a high stakes geo-political thriller that is truly a page turner. THE FREEDOM BROKER explores and illuminates the exotic world of elite Delta Force-type professionals who make a dangerous and deadly living rescuing kidnap victims all over the world. And we are along for the ride of our lives. Incredibly well-researched and expertly written, this is a behind-the-scenes story of how some hostage victims come home safely and why some do not." Nelson DeMille, #1 NYT Bestseller

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