New and Notable Audiobook Releases for the Week of December 17th on Brian’s Book Blog

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Space Academy Washouts by C.T. Phipps, Michael Suttkus

Space Academy Washouts by C.T. Phipps, Michael Suttkus
Narrated by Jeffrey Kafer
Podium Audio

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“These are the voyages of the starship…something-something.”

Captain Vance Turbo has been struggling for the past few years, his reputation in tatters and most of his allies having turned against him. Offered a chance to go after a sinister crime syndicate at a peace treaty in Notha Space, he jumps at it. However, no sooner does he do so that he discovers that a malevolent AI and even more powerful forces are at work…ones that threaten everyone and everything in the galaxy. Will Vance somehow stumble his way into saving the universe again or will his luck finally run out?

Space Academy is an all-new series from the hilarious duo of C.T. Phipps (Supervillainy Saga, Agent G) and Michael Suttkus (I Was a Teenage Weredeer, Lucifer’s Star) that lampoons the space opera as well as military science fiction genres.


Hard Fire by J. B. Turner

Hard Fire by J. B. Turner
Narrated by Jeffrey Kafer
Brilliance Audio

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From bestselling author J. B. Turner comes the next chapter in Jon Reznick’s story—revenge for a murdered friend.

Jon Reznick is not a man to cross. A brutally effective black-ops veteran, Reznick has a history of taking the law into his own hands. So when a group of masked men murders his closest friend, he swears to exact vengeance. The now-deceased Bill Eastland had been Reznick’s last living tie to his father, leaving him devastated…and furious. Whether or not the FBI approves, he swears to hunt down whoever issued the hit on his friend.

With the help of hacker Trevelle Williams, Reznick tracks the masked murderers from Maine to Texas to New York, quickly becoming embroiled in the shadowy world of the Aryan Brotherhood and the Mafia. As Reznick’s own body count begins to climb, clues lead him to one of the most dangerous crime families in New York, headed by the infamous Paul Moretti. But FBI Assistant Director Martha Meyerstein has just learned a crucial secret that could derail Reznick’s quest for revenge—Moretti is a high-level FBI informant.

Reznick faces a stark choice: take on the FBI and risk severing ties with Martha, or inflict his own form of rigorous justice no matter the possible fallout. How far will he go—and how many government agencies will he undermine—to get retribution for his best friend’s death? He might just have to create his own set of rules.


Khaos by Jeremy Robinson

Khaos by Jeremy Robinson
Narrated by R.C. Bray
Podium Audio

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To save mankind…they must raise the gods.

Several months after his neighborhood was cloaked in darkness and invaded by the demon-like denizens of a hellish world, life has returned to normal for Miah Gray, a.k.a. Laser Chicken. No longer burdened by PTSD, he is free to enjoy his family and to help pick up the pieces of a pillaged world.

At night, he trains with his eight-year-old companion, Bree, a.k.a. Demon Dog, and their neighbors Henry and Sarah, the god-like descendants of Helen of Sparta and the mythological Zeus.

All is calm…until new neighbors move in across the street and shatter the peace. Jonas, a.k.a. Mind Bullet, a telekinetic assassin, and his artificial intelligence, Bubbles, are pursued by strange and powerful enemies. The neighborhood is rocked by sudden violence, but the unlikely heroes band together to save the residents once more.

However, their victory is short-lived when it’s interrupted by the appearance of a superhuman figure who has been influencing their lives for years—Linda, a.k.a. Zeus.

In classic mythology fashion, Zeus, supreme god of Olympus, sends them on an urgent quest: descend into the underworld; travel through the realm between worlds, Khaos; face whatever trials await; find the gate to Tartarus; and summon the gods and Titans residing there to war. A grave evil is coming, and only Earth’s oldest and most powerful heroes can stop it.

With his unique brand of madness, New York Times and #1 Audible bestseller Jeremy Robinson descends into the underworld and puts a new spin on Greek mythology. Laying the final puzzle piece for the Infinite Timeline, Khaos is an epic crossover novel that is equal parts character, myth, humor, and poetic action.


The Olympus Project by Zoë Routh

The Olympus Project by Zoë Routh
Narrated by Christina Percival
Self Published

Kindle Edition Currently Available with Kindle Unlimited

They are the best. The brightest. The hope of humanity.

And they might destroy us all….

The future. Climate change has rendered much of the world desolate. Crops are failing. Rising seas have flooded coastal communities. The earth is dying, and humanity careens toward extinction.

Enter the Olympus Project—a plan to colonise the moon, building on the fledgling Artemis base, led by three of humankind’s best and brightest: Troy Bruin, Xavier Consus, and Xanthe Waters.

But even the best and brightest can fall prey to humanity’s failing. Soon Xavier, Troy, and Xanthe are at war—with the arduous process of creating a new home on a hostile moon, with meddling corporations jockeying for control, with the new recruits battling for open positions on their team…and with themselves.

The future looks grim—and it’s about to get worse. Because even as the crew searches for a way to reconcile their differences and work together, a secret organisation is planning to destroy what they’ve accomplished, and finish off what Mother Nature has begun.

The Earth is dying. The end draws near. Only the Olympus Project can save us—if they can just figure out how to save themselves….

***

Fans of Margaret Atwood and Emily St. John Mandel will love the first book in the most thrilling dystopian science fiction series to come along in years.


Purgatory by Mike Schuhler

Purgatory by Mike Schuhler
Narrated by Robert “Rein” Ramsay
Self Published

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Grant Radburn has been here before, this island they call Purgatory, and he never wanted to go back.

When Devon MacArthur and his son, Peter, knock on his door, looking for his assistance getting rid of a…problem…Grant finds himself once again navigating the choppy, frigid waters of Lake Superior, toward the towering mountain and the dense forests that haunt his dreams.

But something is different this time….

Something is wrong. And it has something to do with the tolling of the bells. The island isn’t as uninhabited as it seems.

Will any of them make it out alive?


Steel Fear: A Thriller by Brandon Webb, John David Mann

Steel Fear: A Thriller by Brandon Webb, John David Mann
Narrated by Aaron Radl
Self Published

The moment Navy SEAL sniper Finn sets foot on the USS Abraham Lincolnto hitch a ride home from the Persian Gulf, it’s clear something is deeply wrong. Leadership is weak. Morale is low. And when crew members start disappearing one by one, what at first seems like a random string of suicides soon reveals something far more sinister: There’s a serial killer on board. Suspicion falls on Finn, the newcomer to the ship. After all, he’s being sent home in disgrace, recalled from the field under the dark cloud of a mission gone horribly wrong. He’s also a lone wolf, haunted by gaps in his memory and the elusive sense that something he missed may have contributed to civilian deaths on his last assignment. Finding the killer offers a chance at redemption . . . if he can stay alive long enough to prove it isn’t him.


The Wait Is Over by Nicole Pyland

The Wait Is Over by Nicole Pyland
Narrated by Carolyn Eve
Self Published

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This is book six in the Holiday series.

Scarlet Campbell’s friends had all coupled off, and it had happened this year. All five of them had found love while Scarlet had continued to go back and forth about coming out to her family, and on top of that, she still couldn’t talk to women. Every time she tried, she choked. She got nervous. She said something stupid. As a result, she was still a single nerd who worked as a data analyst and did coding on the side.

Dakota Wagner was new to the marketing team of a software company, tasked with building a customer community. To do that, though, she needed data. When Dakota was sent Scarlet’s way, she found the woman endlessly adorable, so she wanted to get to know more about her other than her fascination with sugar and numbers. In Scarlet’s eyes, Dakota was sexy, smart, and would have no problem finding a girlfriend easily, so Scarlet didn’t think she’d have a chance. Little did she know that Dakota was exactly who she needed in her life to get the courage to be more herself, conquer her fears, and finally come out to her family.


The Missus by Natasha West

The Missus by Natasha West
Narrated by Lynn Harris
Tantor Audio

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Keira Evans likes an easy existence. She’s happy to remain single and wants every woman she takes to bed to know exactly what the deal is. Keira doesn’t want to hurt anyone’s feelings, nor does she want to have to take out restraining orders every week.

But when Keira is trying to pry yet another lovesick woman out the door, her next-door neighbor, Alanna Hall, decides to come to her rescue—pretending to be Keira’s serious girlfriend. Keira’s amazed by the effectiveness of the charade and becomes convinced that a fake girlfriend could be the solution to all her woes. But how the hell can she convince Alanna to take on the position of phony girlfriend full time?

With spectacular timing, Alanna finds herself abruptly homeless when her relationship implodes. And look who happens to have a bed going spare in exchange for a little quid pro quo? Alanna’s uncertain about repeating her spontaneous performance for her philandering neighbor.

Keira thinks she’s got it made now that Alanna’s ready to chase off every casual sex partner who doesn’t know when it’s time to leave. But living with Alanna creates more chaos in Keira’s perfect little world than she’s expecting.

Contains mature themes.


Up To Snow Good by Charlie Novak

Up To Snow Good by Charlie Novak
Narrated by Dan Calley
Self Published

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This christmas, trouble tastes like chocolate.

Maximillian Arthur Felstead is up to no good.

Having taken it upon himself to plan an anniversary surprise for his brother and his fiancé during their annual December ski trip, Max realises nothing happens quickly this close to Christmas. Deciding chocolate is the answer, Max accidentally incurs the wrath of chocolatier, Luca, who’s having a pre-Christmas nightmare of his own.

Luca is short staffed and short on patience, and he isn’t enamoured with Max’s clueless demands, even if he is utterly gorgeous. So when Max reaches out to apologize, Luca can’t help but be drawn in by his charm and Max’s offer of help, especially when their chemistry is hot enough to melt the ice on Mont Blanc.

With their time together running out, can a little Christmas magic help Max and Luca find what they’ve been searching for?

Up to Snow Good is a 49,000-word, low-angst MM contemporary Christmas romance featuring snow-topped mountains, Christmas market cuteness, delicious chocolate, and plenty of sweet, steamy moments.


Future Apocalypse: Beginnings by Barbara Gilbert

Future Apocalypse: Beginnings by Barbara Gilbert
Narrated by Krista Nicely
Self Published

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Second Edition, with new and updated material

Looking for a different twist to the Apocalypse?

In eighth grade she knew one thing….

…science was awesome.

Would her future self change the world?

At 24, Paulette’s got a dream, but it’s going to take a lot of money. The best solution is to start her own bionics company and then she can fund her real vision.

When she confides in a friend, he’s not sure it will work.

But he believes in her.

Greg is working on his bachelor’s in engineering and he’s got dreams of his own, but there’s always the friend from high school on his mind. He loves how smart Paulette is and treasures their friendship, but could there be more?

How would he get her attention?

When Paulette had her breakthrough and the pod worked, she desperately wanted to go back in time and save her father, but she knew that messing with the past could be devastating to the world.

But time travel goes backward and forward.

Could she learn from the year 2280 and make a difference now?

The future isn’t what she imagined.

Get it now!

“Barbara Gilbert takes us on a creative, thought-provoking journey through time and a not-so-far-off apocalyptic world.” (Tom Abrahams, Author of the Traveler’s Series)


Point of Impact by Lisa Phillips

Point of Impact by Lisa Phillips
Narrated by Rachel Dulude
Podium Audio

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An old haunt. A deadly killer at work.

Fifteen years after a serial killer tormented them, Addie and Jacob are living very different lives.

As an FBI Profiler, Addie is on the edge of burnout. When she returns home, she has to face down every nightmare she’s ever had. Is the resurgence of a series of all too familiar deadly crimes the work of a former ally, or a mastermind who has been pulling her strings all along?

Recluse and artist Jacob likes his life. It’s how he’s managed to cope with who he became all those years ago. But he can’t avoid the past any longer. Not when Addie walks back into town, and right back into his life.

The past returns in a wave of unexplained crimes. Addie and Jacob find themselves at the heart of it all, at the place where their lives were torn apart.

Point of Impact is a Christian romantic suspense standalone novel that’s part of the accountant’s office series, Last Chance Downrange. It takes place in an all-new setting with an all-new set of characters.


Brian

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