Scott Bury: Author of The Children of the Seventh Son – OUT TODAY! WIN A FREE COPY!!

 

Aloha Gang! My da kine friend SCOTT BURY is one awesome author and he has a new book out, CHILDREN of the SEVENTH SON out today on Amazon!

Wanna free ebook? Just post a comment below and enter the draw to win! In fact, since this is Scott’s second book in his Dark Age series, I’ll give you a copy of the first one, INITITATION RITES,  too! https://www.amazon.com/Initiation-Rites-Bones-Earth-Part-ebook/dp/B006ARUEYE

How do I describe it? It’s historical yet current. It’s a fantastic read! Here’s a sample:

 

The Children of the Seventh Son

Excerpt: Man and woman in the ancient city

By Scott Bury

At the end of an especially hot summer day, Javor and Calanthe went to the rooftop of their domus, seeking whatever breeze could be found in the great city.

They lay together on a couch, sipping wine as they watched the last of the sunset fade. Beyond the city walls, the calm waters of the Propontis slowly turned from golden to black.

This wine is so good. Mauricius must have brought it in from Crete or somewhere like that, Javor thought.

“You know, Javor, I missed you very much,” Calanthe said.

“You did?”

She squirmed around a little to kiss him on the cheek. “Yes, of course, I missed my husband. Especially in the last days before Andrina’s birth. And when the first pains came, there was no one I wanted with me more than you.”

“Did you not want the midwife? Or your mother?”

Calanthe laughed a little. “Yes, of course. And they were with me. But I still wanted you with me.”

“But I could not have been with you when the baby was born. That is what your father explained to me.”

“Well, no,” Calanthe admitted. She rolled over so that she was looking down on Javor lying on the couch. “But after all, my condition was your fault.” She smiled and kissed him on the lips. Javor tried to pull her body against him, but she giggled and rolled away to pick up her own cup of wine. “Where were you, Javor? You were gone for weeks. Did you have to be so long? To miss the birth of your first child?”

Javor looked toward the Propontis again. The sun had set, leaving only fading blue and purple glows above the horizon. Another hot day tomorrow, he thought. He sighed. “I swore not to tell anyone about my mission,” Javor answered. “All that I can tell you is that it was for the Church and the Empire.”

“The Church and the Empire? Is there even a difference?” She cuddled up against him again, squirming to find a comfortable position lying against him.

He did not know how to answer that, so he looked at the sky. The first stars began to glimmer.

“Javor?” she asked after finishing her cup of wine. “Will you have to go away again?”

Taking care that his wife would not notice, Javor touched his amulet through his tunic. It was still, quiet. No danger.

“Not for now,” he answered. “There is nothing happening now that requires my … skills.”

“Which skills are those?” she asked, snuggling more.

He leaned forward and kissed her hair. He inhaled her scent, sweet and spicy at the same time. He kissed her cheek, and when she turned to him, her mouth.

“Ahem,” he heard.

Javor looked up to see Gaetan standing near the steps that led down to the courtyard. He held a jug in one hand. “Will my lord require more wine?”

Calanthe gasped and sat up quickly, her hand in front of her chest, even though she wore a gown that covered her from her neck to her ankles.

“Just leave the jug on the table,” Javor growled. “Then leave us alone, Gaetan.”

The senior servant bowed just a little and put the jug on the little table beside Javor. He bowed again and walked off the rooftop.

Is he mocking me? Javor wondered.

Javor refilled his wife’s cup with wine. When she had drunk, he leaned in for another kiss.

“Javor, not here,” she protested.

He leaned closer and kissed her deeply. He pulled her closer, feeling her resist, then relax against him. “Oh, Javor,” she sighed.

He kissed her neck, pulling at her gown. “No, Javor, not here,” she whispered.

“Why not? It is too hot in the bedroom.”

“We are outside, Javor.”

“No one can see us,” he answered, kissing her throat, then moving lower. “Besides, anyone else on their rooftop now is doing the same thing.”

About this book

The Children of the Seventh Son is the second novel in the Dark Age series, which began with The Bones of the Earth.

The year 600 of the Christian Era is the darkest time of the Dark Age. Young Javor the Sklavene has settled in Constantinople, the last bastion of civilization against dark forces that have shattered the Western Roman Empire.

Wielding two special weapons made from the Bones of the Earth, Javor has become the favourite monster-killer of the secret Gnostic Order. As his young family grows, he is sent to distant, exotic lands to eliminate threats and learn more about why the earth is intent on destroying humanity.

Every mission seems to bring more questions than answers—until he finds the greatest danger comes not from forces from beneath the surface of the world, but from the very civilization he has been defending.

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About the author

Scott Bury can’t stay in one genre. After a 20-year career in journalism, he turned to writing fiction. “Sam, the Strawb Part,” a children’s story, came out in 2011, with all the proceeds going to an autism charity. Next was a paranormal short story for grown-ups, “Dark Clouds.”

The Bones of the Earth, a historical fantasy, came out in 2012. It was followed in 2013 with One Shade of Red, an erotic romance.

He has several mysteries and thrillers, including Torn RootsPalm Trees & Snowflakes and Wildfire.

Scott’s articles have been published in newspapers and magazines in Canada, the US, UK and Australia.

He has two mighty sons, two pesky cats and a loving wife who puts up with a lot. He lives in Ottawa, Ontario.

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NEWS FLASH! Vampires Seen in LA’s Chinatown!

They’re back!

Those tortured vampires from BANPAIA are back in action!

https://www.extasybooks.com/banpaia/

Chinatown, Los Angeles. Young men are disappearing from their beds, sometimes vanishing as they cross the street with friends. The few witnesses who actually report a strange, mystical creature soon suffer memory lapses and die.

Yet the young men all return, one by one. They seem the same, but they are different. Strange things are happening all over Chinatown, as if an odd mist enshrouds it. None of the men who disappeared can say what happened to them.

Late at night, however, this legion of men, in love and lust with the one they call Banpaia, reach out for one another in the frenzy of their need. For Feng Li, a suicidal young man who feels he was saved by the legendary, centuries-old Japanese vampire, yearns for only him. For him, there can be only one to claim his body and his heart.

This book has been re-edited and re-released.

Merc’s Back! Catch him in the act in Mercury Blues, Mercury Jones, #1

 

Purchase Link:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08D3W7ZLW

 

Author’s Note! back by popular demand, Mercury Blues, which had been part of author Toby Neal’s Lei Crime series on Kindle Worlds has been revamped and re-released. And I’m stoked! Mercury Gold and Mercury Mojito will be republished soon and then I’ll be writing some new Merc adventures. Until then…

Can Mercury Jones outsmart a gun-happy hitman, or will he soon be singing the blues?

Former LAPD detective Mercury Jones moves to Maui to start afresh as a private investigator, but trouble follows him.

Somebody’s trying to kill him. He thinks he knows who but proving and preventing his own homicide seems impossible. That’s when he reaches out to Maui PD’s Detective Yolanda Nagato and tells her a bizarre tale.

Yolanda knows Mercury from the munitions course she took—and failed—with Merc, and she still blames him for her current position as a juvenile truant officer. In her mind, Merc somehow aced the class and beat all the other students, but she’s always felt the surfer-cop was a bit of a buffoon.

When he tells her his chilling tale, she wonders if Merc’s snapped his cap, until somebody takes potshots at them.

Merc worked undercover on a “virtual kidnapping” case for the LAPD’s Threat Management Unit, posing as a hitman for Alejandra Vasquez, a ruthless young woman running the scam across three mainland states. She not only killed the man Mercury loved but is responsible for the death of a girl kidnapped by one of her henchmen.

Though, caught and charged, Vasquez was allowed out on bail under home arrest, pending her trial. Now she’s vanished.

Merc, still traumatized by the events that unfolded, is being terrorized.

Somebody has tracked him down to his new upcountry ranch in Kokomo and is leaving ominous messages and strange “gifts.” Not only that, but he’s receiving daily texts with chilling photoshopped images of a freshly turned grave covered in rainbow daisies.

Can Yolanda and her partner, Detective Pinky Pratt help Merc? Or will he wind up as fertilizer for some fine-looking blooms?

DIURA: PHANTOM LOVER #11, OUT NOW!

 

 

Kimo Wilder, Hawaii’s top hula dancer, kahuna (high priest) and Keeper of Secrets, is at war with his husband Lopaka over their toddler son. Baby Kimo shows all the signs of being a gifted healer himself and now the Huna Council wants him. On the day of their wedding in California, an emotional celebration of same sex marriage, the couple realizes they must present a united front. To celebrate their wedding in style and to keep their family intact, the Wilders travel to a remote Scottish castle on the ancient, volcanic island of Diùra…but this is no holiday idyll. Now at war with the Huna Council, Kimo and Lopaka discover long dormant family secrets and unseen forces determined to both help and destroy them…and send them to an undetermined fate in search of the truth.

For My Italian Readers – With Love! Storia di un Drago OUT NOW!

Storia di un Drago: About a Dragon in Italian is OUT NOW!!!

Pick it up on Amazon today! Also available on Kindle Unlimited

Amazon Purchase Link: https://amzn.to/2UG0te1

Storia di un Drago

Lo sceneggiatore Teddy Greist pensa di aver incontrato l’uomo perfetto. Ha l’insolito nome di Song Smith, ed è talmente meraviglioso che Teddy non avrebbe saputo descriverlo meglio nelle sue sceneggiature. Song è sexy, appassionato, pieno di ambizione, e (come Teddy scoprirà presto) appena un po’ matto.

Proprio quando Teddy comincia ad abituarsi all’idea di essersi innamorato e che la sua serie Oahu P.D. venga trasmessa in TV, di punto in bianco Song gli parla di una strana maledizione che colpisce la sua famiglia e poi lo scarica più in fretta di un sacco d’immondizia.

Song è pazzo di Teddy, che sta cambiando la sua vita in moltissimi modi. Ma Teddy lo amerà ancora quando scoprirà quanto è demoniaca la famiglia di Song? La loro relazione appena nata può sopravvivere alla contorta storia della scomparsa di suo padre? E cosa dirà Teddy quando scoprirà che ha molto a che fare con corde, ceralacca e altri oggetti fantasiosi?

Senza dimenticare un’ultima cosa: c’entra anche un drago.

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The Vendetta – It’s Out Now!

 

Purchase Link:

https://www.extasybooks.com/the-vendetta/

 

The Vendetta Synopsis:

On Judgment day it is said the dead will rise, their sins forgiven…but can Garrick Cross ever forgive the person who stole his beloved Vendetta?

Garrick Cross is devastated when his house is ransacked in an online scam. Somebody posted his address on Craigslist and saying Free for all. They take everything, even his garden hose. He finds his rare, beloved Vendetta guitar on an online auction and bids on it, distraught when he loses the bid by a buck. The police are trying to help him locate his stolen property, but the auction is a done deal. His precious Vendetta is gone.

He emails the man who beat him to it, asking if he would consider selling the guitar to him, at a higher price. Micah Drake, a reclusive collector who won the auction says no and is quite rude…until they start emailing each other and discover they share the same unusual passions for obscure music and movies. They accidentally meet–or do they? –and Micah overcomes his shyness, telling Garrick he will give him the guitar if he spends a weekend in bed with him. How badly does he want the Vendetta? Garrick agrees, only in spite of their scorching lovemaking sessions, he finds some vendettas are so one-sided. He’s falling for Micah and learns that Micah wants him, too. Then Garrick discovers who was behind the theft and starts to falter.

Can he let go and trust love again?

Grab the Honeybone Bundle Today – three books for $6.50!

Extasy Books is having a HUGE spring sale. 35% off their titles…plus they have bundled the first three books in my Honeybone series into one swell package. For $6.50!

https://www.extasybooks.com/978-1-4874-2901-0-honeybone-bundle-1/

Titles Included: Honeybone, Creed and Bruny.

Honeybone Bundle 1

US Federal Marshal Dean Honeybone escorts extradited child killer Richard Stance to Australia when their plane crashes off the northeast coast of the island continent. The only survivors of the packed flight are Honeybone and four-year-old Kaia Pendleton. As Dean and Kaia recuperate in a Queensland hospital, questions swirl about what caused the accident…and what happened to Stance’s body, the only one not recovered from the wreckage.
As the Honeybone series progresses, Dean’s life is threatened. Has Stance has somehow survived the crash? Or does Dean have another enemy? Death and danger are as close as the next barrier reef…

Honeybone Book 1:

US Federal Marshal Dean Honeybone is accompanying extradited child killer Richard Stance to Australia when their plane crashes off the north-east coast of the island continent. The only survivors of the packed flight are Honeybone and four-year old Kaia Pendleton, whom Dean rescued during the crash. As Dean and Kaia recuperate in a Queensland hospital, questions swirl about what caused the accident…and what happened to Stance’s body, the only one not recovered from the crash site.

Unable to return to work due to his injuries and plagued by raging headaches and violent nightmares, Honeybone must rest. Convinced that Stance has survived and is out there somewhere, free to kill again, he’s reluctant to take the gift of a week-long dream vacation at Wilson Island, a remote, luxury island resort where only ten guests at a time are allowed to visit. Honeybone gives in however and falls hard and fast for Jean-Luc Sebastien, the French chef on the island…but discovers that death and danger are as close as the next barrier reef.

Murder, mayhem, hot man love…and madness. It’s all in a day’s work for US Federal Marshal, Dean Honeybone.

Creed: Honeybone Book 2:

Dean Honeybone has made great progress in his recovery from a plane crash in Queensland, Australia. Now in New Orleans with his lover, French chef Jean-Luc Sebastien, Honeybone is scheduled to get back to work except…he’s started receiving nasty notes. The sender claims to be watching him. The sender claims to be Richard Stance, the man he was accompanying on the plane to Australia when it crashed.

Unwilling to put his lover at risk, Honeybone wants to send Jean-Luc out of the country, he hopes, to safety and returns to work on a Louisiana murder case. Jean-Luc, unwilling to run, stays in New Orleans, putting a strain on the two men’s relationship. Meanwhile, Kaia Pendleton, the little girl Dean rescued in the crash, wants to visit Dean and Jean-Luc as promised. With the crazy letters and calls escalating, Honeybone fears the killer’s prophecy of fulfilling his creed.

Bruny: Honeybone Book 3:

US Marshal Dean Honeybone and his lover, Jean-Luc, are in Tasmania visiting Kaia Pendleton, the little girl who, along with Dean, is the only survivor of a plane crash off the coast of eastern Australia. Kaia, who now lives in Launceston, is not coping well with her new life with her strict grandmother, romance novelist, Kat Pendleton. Kat calls Honeybone and Jean-Luc, hoping a short visit from them will help Kaia settle down in school…however, it is soon clear neither man experiences the problems with Kaia that her grandmother does.

Both men long to take her home to the US with them, but Kat Pendleton refuses, citing Honeybone’s dangerous job. Meanwhile, Cho Paek, a beautiful young Korean immigrant student has vanished on a trip to remote Bruny Island. At the request of his boss, Honeybone, takes part in the search for Cho, leaving Jean-Luc to deal with Kaia…

 

 

 

Eivissa – an Erotic, Romantic Mystery set on the Spanish Island OUT NOW!

Hi Gang!

One of my favorite books, Eivissa (The Spanish language name for the island of Ibiza) is out NOW at Extasy Books!

Purchase Link: https://www.extasybooks.com/eivissa/

This truly is one of my favorite romances, and also one of my strangest mysteries! Based on a true story, I loved writing this and hope you enjoy reading it. And if you ever get a chance to go to Eivissa – GO!

Synopsis:

When an amnesiac man capsizes on the shores of Spain’s sun-kissed island of Eivissa, bar owner Demetrio Reyes thinks he’s found his someone…or has he?

Demetrio has found the good life, putting his devastating past behind him and investing his hard-earned money into a gay bar on the island of Ibiza, or as the locals insist on calling it, Eivissa. With celebrities and other stunning beautiful men roaming the hot-spot island, Demetrio thinks he’s found a slice of heaven. When a strange man’s small boat capsizes in the Mediterranean, once he’s rescued, he seems to be attracted to Demetrio.

The man, however, has amnesia. He has no memory of his name, his life and has no ID. His boat is registered to a Philip Gordon, but the handsome stranger says he doesn’t think it’s his name. After picking the name Océano, the Spanish word for the sea, he and Demetrio begin an impassioned affair that soon turns disastrous. Océano may not be amnesiac. He may not be the good guy he seems to be and…he may not even be gay.

This book was previously published and has been expanded.

Mirror Image – Formerly Mirrors – is out NOW!

Hey Gang!

Mirror Image – formerly published as Mirrors is OUT NOW at Extasy Books!

Purchase Linkhttps://www.extasybooks.com/978-1-4874-2910-2-mirror-image/
Synopsis:

Troy and Aaron Mayer, identical twins separated at the age of two, lived wildly different lives. Aaron struggled to take care of their alcoholic, gambling-addicted mother, while Troy, raised by their father, experienced a life of luxury.

After years of silence, Troy asks to see Aaron. When Aaron arrives at his brother’s boat, he finds a note instead and suspects suicide. In his farewell note, Troy offers Aaron his car, his money, and his life of riches.

On the run from loan sharks, Aaron slips easily into this mirrored life. But everywhere he turns he discovers somebody Troy devastated, including his handsome husband, Dave Alvarez. Pulled into his brother’s life of crime, Aaron is set up for a fall, but he’s too strong to shatter.

This book was previously published as Mirrors.

 

 

FREE EBOOK – HONEYBONE #1 GRAB YOUR COPY TODAY!

Hello groovy people!

Now that you are stuck at home, how about a free ebook? Honeybone, the first in my Honeybone US Marshal series is FREE until March 31. I loved, loved, loved writing this series. Book 6 is in the works! This twisty mystery is set in Australia. Grab it while it’s FREE! Please note: It says 4.99 on the listing until you add it to your cart! https://www.extasybooks.com/honeybone-1/

Synopsis:

Murder, mayhem, hot man-love…and madness. It’s all in a day’s work for US Federal Marshal Dean Honeybone…

Honeybone is accompanying extradited child killer Richard Stance to Australia when their plane crashes off the northeast coast of the island continent. The only survivors of the packed flight are Honeybone and four-year-old Kaia Pendleton, whom Dean rescues during the crash. As Dean and Kaia recuperate in a Queensland hospital, questions swirl about what caused the accident…and what happened to Stance’s body, the only one not recovered from the wreckage.

Unable to return to work due to his injuries and plagued by raging headaches and violent nightmares, Honeybone must rest. Convinced that Stance survived and is free to kill again, he’s reluctant to take the gift of a week-long dream vacation at Wilson Island, a remote, luxury resort where only ten guests at a time are allowed to visit. Honeybone gives in, pondering the prospect of rekindling his relationship with Rongo Davis, an Australian Security Intelligence operative. But then he meets Jean-Luc Sebastien, a French chef, and discovers the possibility of a different sort of life.

Yet all the while, death and danger are as close as the next barrier reef…

This book has been previously published and re-released.

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