Book Brief: Pure Vision

Pure VisionPure Vision: The Magdalene Revelation
by Perri Birney
Genre: Action & Adventure, Visionary & Metaphysical
Word count: 171,000 words

“A spellbinding, international cloak-and-dagger thriller . . . Visionary!”

New York Times investigative reporter Maggie Seline disappears suddenly after uncovering a radical energy scheme that threatens the oil industry. A clandestine underground society based in Rome, Propaganda Due, is at the heart of the sinister plot which leads to an unlikely door — the president of the European Commission.

Forced into hiding, Seline secretly teams up with history scholar and writer, Michael Sonada, and the two track clues which ultimately lead to a powerful ancient blueprint, one tied to a global energy conspiracy. Their discovery catapults them on a dangerous, heart-pounding adventure to unravel the mysterious code, all the while dodging P2’s malicious assaults. As Seline and Sonada race to thwart the ominous plan, their journey drives them into the forbidden regions of Nepal to make an earth-shattering discovery.

Pure Vision forges ancient myths and contemporary challenges in this provocative and thrilling epic adventure. At every turn, Perri Birney’s intriguing scenario encourages a closer look at the spiritual forces that infuse the world’s political battles.

This book is available from Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Continue reading “Book Brief: Pure Vision”

Choose the Next Flash Fiction Champ!

Champ1Let the contest begin! It’s time once again to make your choice for the flash fiction challenge.

Remember, the winning entries will all be included in the next edition of the IU Flash Fiction Anthology.

Check out this week’s entries here. Make your decision, then use those share buttons at the bottom of the post to spread the word.

Voting polls close Thursday at 5 PM Pacific time.

Which author do you think submitted the best flash fiction story this week?

  • Laurie Boris (37%, 61 Votes)
  • kenyonledford (33%, 54 Votes)
  • Dick C Waters (9%, 14 Votes)
  • Author Mandy White (6%, 10 Votes)
  • Lois Nelsen Lewandowski (4%, 7 Votes)
  • T.D. McKinnon (3%, 5 Votes)
  • AL Kaplan (2%, 4 Votes)
  • Jon Jefferson (2%, 3 Votes)
  • MathoSkaCikala (1%, 2 Votes)
  • Leanne Abraham (1%, 2 Votes)
  • Michael Seese (1%, 2 Votes)
  • Morgan Winters (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 164

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NOTE: Entrants whose submissions exceed the 250 word limit are eliminated from the poll. ONE VOTE PER PERSON, please. Duplicate votes will be deleted. The results displayed above are unofficial until verified by administration.

Booktastik Hopes to Spread the Word about Good Books

booktastik_black_250x250There’s a new book promotion site out there attempting to reach readers with great books from authors. Booktastik has been around since January of this year, with the goal of being both an author- and reader-friendly site. Unlike many of the other daily subscriber email sites, Booktastik features shorter works (so long as they’re more than 20,000 words). IU chatted with Booktastik’s Dionne Lister about what separates Booktastik from the pack and how the first five months of book sharing has been going. Continue reading “Booktastik Hopes to Spread the Word about Good Books”