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Sci fi / Fantasy
Date Published: February 17, 2018
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Humanity is put on trial by the aliens who seeded life on Earth.
After 3.8 billion years, the alien creators of life on Earth return to evaluate the results of their experiment. One species is found to be an extreme danger to itself and others – Humanity. Evidence for the continuation of the species hangs by a thread.
Jake Connolly, talented up and coming LA lawyer, has a hidden psychic side long suppressed. When a series of intense visionary experiences threaten to derail his life, he is dragged unwillingly towards mysterious events deep in the Mojave Desert. What he discovers there changes him forever, and will affect the lives of everyone on the planet.
As the world watches its destiny unfold, humanity is forced to fight for its survival in a Galactic court and justify its existence to far superior beings.
An innovative, intelligent, and mystical novel that asks the biggest questions of all.
Where are we from…where are we going…how much have we truly evolved?…
About the Author

C.J. Odle is an author and ayahuascero (works with medicinal plants) living in a small conservation and healing center in the Peruvian amazon.
Born in 1961, from an early age he developed an interest in science fiction and fantasy. Around the age of 17 he began to study divination, which led to a career of over 35 years working as an astrologer and psychic. He has written four previous books, all non-fiction and mind body spirit titles.
In his early forties he experienced a psychic crisis, which led him to Peru to complete a 6 year apprenticeship in Amazonian shamanism. He still lives in the jungle in Peru with his wife. Startoucher is his first novel.
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The Grey Eyed Storm
The Occuli Series Book 1
by Christie M. Stenzel
Genre: YA Urban Fantasy
In the tradition of HARRY POTTER AND TWILIGHT, comes a captivating
fantasy tale that will have you on the edge of your seat and keep you
reading late into the night as you go along on an unpredictable
journey with the Occuli!!!
Have you ever received shocking news that changes everything?
Imagine being eighteen-year-old Remy Verbetta, and finding out that
you are not ‘human” and are not from this world.
Remy’s entire life has been a lie. Another world is living and
breathing beside our own, an alternate dimension.
On her eighteenth birthday, Remy finds out that she is a member of an
ancient and almost extinct race called the Occuli. Each Occuli has
different magical powers, based solely on their eye color.
This 7 time award-winning, supernatural fantasy novel, follows Remy on a
journey of self-discovery, magic, romance and betrayal, as she learns
about her new powers and tries to figure out a way not only to
survive, but also how to get back to her true home while saving the
Occuli from extinction!


(Recommended for ages 16+)
**2017 Readers’ Favorite BRONZE MEDAL WINNER for
**2017 Book Excellence Awards FINALIST for BEST FANTASY BOOK!!
**OFFICIAL FANTASY SELECTION – 2016 New Apple Book Awards for
Excellence in Independent Publishing!!!
**2016 The Wishing Shelf Book Awards FINALIST for
**2016 Readers’ Favorite BRONZE MEDAL WINNER for
2015 New Apple Book Awards for Excellence in
Independent Publishing!!!
**Awarded 2016 BOOK OF THE YEAR from Books Go Social!!
Through Golden Eyes
The Occuli, Book 2
GOLD MEDAL WINNER – 2016 AUTHORSdb.com Book Cover Contest!
“FIVE STARS!” by Ellie and AJSW
by DJS
The first short story in the Occuli series is here!
A Golden-Eyed, or “Aureus”, has one sole purpose in life: to
protect. Raised from children to be bodyguards, these Occuli are both
the fastest and strongest and are commonly used as fierce
Frequently they are not what they seem however, as they can be tempted
by too much power and control over those they protect. This can lead them
down a dark and dangerous path.
This supplement to Book One of the Occuli series, gives the reader a more
intimate look at the character of Zias. In this story the reader is
taken through Zias’ personal journal, giving his perspective on the
journey so far with Remy and the other Occuli. He tells the story
through his eyes about his struggle to remember his past and break
from traditions and curses, while putting it all on the line for the
love of his life, Remy Verbetta.
The Violet Eyed
The Occuli Series Book 3
“Christie Stenzel’s incredible writing style is intoxicating, drawing the
reader into a magical world where anything and everything is
possible… I thoroughly enjoyed The Violet Eyed, and wholeheartedly
recommend it to readers aged over 15 years, who are fans of the
paranormal, mystery, drama, romance, and finding oneself through it
all…” Excerpt from the 5 STAR review from Readers’ Favorite,
March 2017
This tale of mystery, romance, intrigue and deceit, follows Remy’s sister
Violet through her tragic life.
As we delve into secrets of the past, present and future and explore
Violet’s relationships, we learn about her struggle against the
darkness as she learns who and what she truly is and that her entire
life has also been a lie.
A unique breed of Occuli, Violet’s eyes match her namesake. Being
cursed from birth, will she find the strength to defeat the darkness
within, or will she succumb to the darkness that is her nature?
Irresolute Amber Eyes
The Occuli Series Book 4
***Voted one of the “50 BEST INDIE BOOKS of 2017” by
Book Cover Contest!
Book Three of the Occuli Series picks up where Book One left off!
Remy and the other Occuli have just discovered that they were able to go
back in time and are trying to determine exactly what the
consequences of those actions are.
As the book progresses, it becomes apparent that a Golden-Eyed has now
“turned Amber” and the Occuli family and friends must come
to terms with what this means and what the end result will be….
Writing and reading are my passions! My dream to be a writer began, when as a
five year old child I would ask my mother to write down the stories I
would make up about talking dogs.
Since growing up and becoming further educated with a Bachelor’s Degree in
English (I have an affinity for classic literature), a Master’s
Degree in Leadership, and a degree in Ultrasound, I have begun to
pursue that dream in hopes of one day making it my career. I have
many interests and ideas so my ultimate goal is to release works of
fiction in multiple genres. Fantasy will always be my first love
however, as I have always had an intense imagination that threatens
to inundate me if not expelled onto paper.
I currently have six published books: an ongoing fantasy series with
four installments so far (and a fifth one coming soon!), a fantasy
short story, and a suspense/thriller short story. Several of my books
have won awards, but the first book in my fantasy series, The Grey
Eyed Storm: The Occuli, Book One, has now won 7 wonderful awards
which is very exciting!
Aside from writing, I enjoy physical activities like running and yoga. I am
blessed to have an amazing family, close friends and two beloved
canine companions.
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The Hunt for the Dingo by PJ Nash

In the arid expanses of Australia’s red deserts, a killer is preying on British female backpackers. Dubbed ‘The Dingo’ by the media, he stalks his prey then disappears without a trace.

In a bid to catch the man responsible, the local police call on the talents of Melbourne’s finest, ex British cop, Lawrence James and leading criminal psychologist Jesse Sandersen.

Meanwhile, James has unfinished business with Melbourne crime kingpin, Cyrus Bain, a gangster who will do whatever it takes to stay out of jail.

When another young girl disappears, it is a race against time to catch the killer.

Can James bring The Dingo to justice?

Will he escape with his life intact?

In their hunt for the murderer, James and Sandersen unearth some disturbing secrets that many would rather remain buried.

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Author’s Bio

P.J Nash was born in Nuneaton, Warwickshire, the birthplace of George Eliot and Shakespeare, respectively. Not surprisingly he decided he’d like to be a writer too.

After studying history and working in PR for a few years, he was running a second hand bookshop, when wanderlust and destiny in the form of his future wife took him to Prague.

During his time behind the counter in the shop and travelling on trams between English lessons he wrote his first crime novel, The Hunt for the Dingo featuring maverick British expat cop , Lawrence James and and his hunt for a serial killer in Australia. On his return to the UK, he drew on his Bohemian adventures to write his second crime novel featuring Lawrence James and his co-investigator, Dr Jessie Sandersen.  He currently lives on a narrowboat with his wife Clare and grumpy cat, Lulu.

In his past life P.J. Nash was a Special Constable for the Warkwickshire police.

Nash is also a member of the CWA and International Thriller Writers.


My Review

4 stars

Lawrence James is a Melbourne police office that has run up against crime boss Cyrus Bain. James is a witness that Bain is determined to make disappear. To keep James safe he is sent to the New Territory. He is put to work with criminal psychologist Jessie Sandersen to stop The Dingo killer. The Dingo killer targets English backpackers.

James and Sandersen are a great team and are playing cat and mouse with a man that went dormant fifteen years prior and is back. This was quite a ride with short chapters, multiple views, and a story that is hard to put down. James has his charm but I do wish there was more to Jessie. Hopefully in the next book she will have more to her character.

This is a great story and one I recommend mystery lovers check out. I think it was a great story and can’t wait for the second book.

I received a complimentary copy of this book. I voluntarily chose to read and post an honest review.

I would like to thank Bloodhound Books for the opportunity to review and share this book.

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