Saturday, August 31, 2013

'The Underlighters' by Michelle Browne is OUT!!!

I previously posted that Ms Browne's latest book would shortly be available. Well, now it's available, folks!

See details below, and my five star review follows. SciFi/Dystopian/Horror brilliance!


The Dust is here! Now available exclusively on Kindle and in print—The Underlighters!

Buy from Michelle Browne’s author page here: http://www.amazon.com/Michelle-Browne/e/B00BGWZRCW



The Underlighters

Nightmares are bleeding into her waking world. Children are going missing. To save them, she must overcome her wreck of a personal life and a closet full of skeletons. She doesn’t know if the horrors in the shadows are real...or if she is going mad. 

18-year-old Janelle Cohen is an electrician in an underground city. The world above has been swal-lowed by mind-destroying Dust. Her small life changes forever when a dragon attacks her on the way home from work. 

Her friends worry that she has the Fever, Dust-induced insanity. As more monsters strike down citizens, they change their minds. A terrifying trip to the surface of the world, the ancient and abandoned Up, deepens the nightmare. With no world left above, she and the other Crows cannot afford to fail… 

5 stars: “…You will be rewarded with a dive into the depths of imagination that may leave you questioning, breathless and inspired.” –www.TracingTheStars.com

5 stars: “… Engaging, ground breaking prose that is not afraid to test the reader’s boundaries. “—Sara Celi

5 stars: “…A wonderful read that is full of life, nightmares, fear, and dreams.” –Casey Peeler


JD’s Review: “The Underlighters' is something of a crossover novel, containing elements of science fiction and horror, but with some underlying messages about politics and social justice. Ms Browne's characters live in an underground city, the surface of the planet having been taken over by The Dust - a dangerous and otherworldly entity from which the stuff of nightmares is fashioned.

Having read the author's previous offerings of `And the Stars Will Sing' and `The Stolen', I was anticipating something special, and was not disappointed. The writing feels even more assured than in her earlier works, and there is a delicious moral ambiguity which swirls about the story like The Dust itself. Her `world creation' is detailed and credible, her characters flawed and vulnerable. Ms Browne keeps us guessing where the story is going , and the ending pulls the various themes together nicely. Parts of the novel are very dark: just the way I like it, in fact.”

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

"HUNGRY GHOSTS" HITS THE SHELVES!


And ..... IT'S OUT!!!

Hungry Ghosts, the second instalment of the Time, Blood and Karma series, is now available worldwide on Amazon as a paperback or for Kindle.


"The spirits of the dead are all around us, but it is we, the living, that are the true hungry ghosts."

It is the spring of 2005 and the macabre 'burning murders' have ended. Life has apparently returned to normal on the Thai island of Samui. 
For private investigator David Braddock 'normal' means finding a missing drug smuggler, sleeping with the Police Chief's wife and ensuring his office manager's latest moneymaking scheme doesn't bankrupt him.
For Police Chief Charoenkul it means resuming his seemingly-endless wait for that elusive promotion to Bangkok.
However, the peace is destined to be short-lived. Unbeknown to both men, karmic storm clouds are gathering and murderous forces are about to be unleashed which could destroy them both ...

Hungry Ghosts is the second volume in the Time, Blood and Karma series. It marks the welcome return of David Braddock, the charismatic anti-hero from Everyone Burns.


To buy or to read a sample of Hungry Ghosts click on one of these links  Amazon US  Amazon UK

Note: also available at all other Amazon sites worldwide.

Want to win a paperpack copy of Hungry Ghosts? Sign up for the Goodreads Giveaway! Click HERE


To celebrate the launch, for a limited period, Everyone Burns, the first book in the series is available at 99c (or 79p if you're a Brit). But you'll have to be quick!
Click one of these links  Amazon US  Amazon UK




Saturday, August 3, 2013

Michelle Browne's Novel 'The Underlighters' - Heads Up for 30th August!


Mark this on your calendar or put a note on your fridge. If you don't have a fridge, buy one ...


The Underlighters

Nightmares are bleeding into her waking world. Children are going missing. To save them, she must overcome her wreck of a personal life and a closet full of skeletons. She doesn’t know if the horrors in the shadows are real...or if she is going mad. 

18-year-old Janelle Cohen is an electrician in an underground city. The world above has been swallowed by mind-destroying Dust. Her small life changes forever when a dragon attacks her on the way home from work. 

Her friends worry that she has the Fever, Dust-induced insanity. As more monsters strike down citizens, they change their minds. A terrifying trip to the surface of the world, the ancient and abandoned Up, deepens the nightmare. With no world left above, she and the other Crows cannot afford to fail… 

5 stars: “You will be rewarded with a dive into the depths of imagination that may leave you questioning, breathless and inspired.” –www.TracingTheStars.com

5 stars: “… Engaging, ground breaking prose that is not afraid to test the reader’s boundaries. “—Sara Celi

5 stars: “A wonderful read that is full of life, nightmares, fear, and dreams.” –Casey Peeler


Janelle’s world is about to get very, very dark. Are you ready? On August 30th, nightmares are going to become a little too real for comfort.