"We created this blog as a hub; the nerve center of our collective social-networking, homepages, books and distribution.

This is a place for our unyielding, genuine selves to pool together as many badass books and as much information about as many rock-star writers as we can.

We've done this to give readers, fans, players, and watchers of badass entertainment the badass material they need...

We do not fit the stereotypical author profiles.
We like heavy metal, epic movies, video games, and high octane, in-your-face, full throttle materials.
Many of us have a dark mindset, others are just wild and scattered, and some may or may not need an attitude adjustment.
But that's just the way we like it.
Raw, real, harsh to some, but an epic home for our ilk.

Some of us you may not have discovered until the moment you set your digital foot into this space, but we have bound together a group to prove that quality writing isn't restricted to genre-favoritism and big-publishing.

Our philosophy:
If you like a Thriller written by a badass, chances are, if that badass wrote a Fantasy, you'd like it too. So, if another badass with similar a mindset wrote a fantasy, we believe you may just enjoy that too.

Genre is now irrelevant in this new publishing world.

Instead, we take a good long look at the people behind these stories, and suggest you read them based on who they are; not what genre they write.
Because a badass book is a badass book no matter where it lands on the shelves!
This is because their authors share badass interests and have similar mindsets...Mindsets like your own!

Many of us aren't even "just writers," but artists in a variety of forms.

Here, you fans of the badass slice of life we all thoroughly enjoy, will have a source for new and unexpected originality, and a powerful, ever-expanding collection of soulful stories by badass people.

But more than just books; you will find more about the artists themselves than you might find in other blogs.
We give you their social media, home pages, distribution and the like, so you can connect with some of the most accessible, badass writers out there."
~M. P. and all the Badasses

...Welcome to our second home...

Monday, December 28, 2015

Badass Author's Amazon Pages!

Tis a share-fest of all the current Badass Author's Amazon Author Pages!
So everyone can follow everyone else, and so that you readers can find and follow all your favorite authors with one easy stop in here.
Everyone's Amazon Author Pages have also been added to the Social Media collection at the lower right of the blog for future reference.

Following Amazon Author Pages is a good way to stay up to date with your favorite writers' (and for writers, with your friends) goings-ons...and can really streamline that process. It can also help your favorite authors succeed and be seen and makes for very easy sharing of their profile/work with your own friends!

So please take the time to follow!
Your authors will appreciate it!

*~This is also an opportunity to familiarize yourself with the faces behind this collection of work (if you weren't already familiar).

:Amazon Author Pages:

Charlie Flowers

Marie Frances

J.L. Hickey

Richard B. Knight

Michael Loring

Rachael L. Macintosh

M.P. Ness

Justin Osborne

R.K. Pavia

Pauline A. Ramsey

C.A. Sanders

Joshua Brann Thornbrugh

N.A. Wentzel

Monday, December 21, 2015

Been a While - So Much Badassery Has Passed!

My sincere apologies for failing to keep this blog up to date. I plan to rectify that today.
So much has happened with all these writers in the time this blog has lapsed. Everything from Cover Art, Cover Art Revamps, DEBUT Releases and NEW releases to series' you've already fallen in love with, to General News an goings on around the Team's board.
I'll also be making an effort to file everything into the assorted libraries on the blog periphery.

I'm going to make an attempt to catch you all up to date, in short a hand as I can write, because they all deserve it!

Without further adieu, here we go.

New Releases:(In no particular order)

J.L. Hickey's - Secret Seeker's Society (#3)
"Wrath of the Wendigo"
-YA Fantasy

-The third book in J.L.Hickey's best selling YA Paranormal adventure the Secret Seekers Society. Follow Hunter and Elly as they prepare for their second year in their Enlightenment classes which includes a dangerous field trip alongside their parental Seekers deep into the Michigan wilderness to investigate the recent sightings of one of the most vicious cryptids they've ever encountered, a Wendigo. Elly struggles with her new "curse" stemming from her run in with Solomon's Seal, and Hunter attempts to come to an understanding over his true feelings for Olivia.

R.K. Pavia's -
"The Sanctum of Souls" Her DEBUT Novel!


-Marcus Ryan is a mage – with an aversion to magic. For the last twenty years, he’s done everything possible to steer clear of spells and the tutors employed to instruct in their usage.
All the cheerful young noble wants is to be left in peace to be the oddball everyone thinks he is.
However, a brief meeting with an emotionless stranger, and an evening when events spiral out of his control, changes everything – past, present, and future.
Called upon to put right an ancient injustice, Marcus will have no choice but to arm himself with the one thing he hates most.

R.K. Pavia's - The Story of the Snowman
-Children's Book

-Created with reading to children in mind, this book tells the rhyming tale of where snowmen came from. For interactive fun, Sam the squirrel is waiting to be discovered at every turn of the page. How did snowmen come to be? Turn the pages, then you'll see, That once upon a winter's night, A lonely star made men so white.

Rachael L. Macintosh's - Security Through Absurdity Books 2 & 3
-Contemporary Fiction
(She's been busy!)

"Bubbles Will Pop"

-Jocelyn McLaren, a former defense contractor, is now a new mother to twins! As she struggles to maintain what she imagines to be a normal family during the economic turmoil of the US housing collapse, she becomes involved in a political campaign and encounters troubling remnants of her life working for the military-industrial complex. These interactions haunt her, as well as the father of her children, and are ultimately interlinked with the most nefarious psychopaths on the planet.
Divided into three books, SECURITY THROUGH ABSURDITY is the story of corporate shenanigans, an uneasy home life, and a quixotic presidential campaign. These situations propel Jocelyn through a believably bizarre journey and into dangerous psychological territory. In a matrix of life-threatening situations, she is forced to question the very fabric of her Gen-X American upbringing.
Bubbles Will Pop is the second book in Jocelyn's journey.


"The Big Show"

-“The Big Show,” chronicles Jocelyn McLaren’s involvement with a presidential election. As her history of working for a US defense conglomerate collides with global finance and murder her future becomes increasingly unstable. Will she survive?

Charlie Flowers' - Rizwan Sabir Mystery series books 4, 5, & The Riz Omnibus!
(he's been quite busy as well!)

"Battle Come Down"

-Rizwan Sabir and Holly “Bang-Bang” Kirpachi return from their honeymoon to find London in uproar...
Tottenham is burning.
Gangs are running riot and calls for an anarchist action are ringing through the city.
They have just one message to go by…
M Day is coming.
Outnumbered ten to one, Riz and Holly are under orders to find the gang leader 3Dogs and his slimy cousin, Mega Rapist, a twelve year old who lives up to his nickname.
It is up to Riz and the Black-eyed girls to extract the gang leaders from the chaos before the movement gains too much momentum.
But as the team learn more about the pair and their shocking hobbies, their desire for vengeance hits breaking point.
Can Riz keep Bang Bang and the rest of the gang in check?
Will they find the pair before it’s too late?
And will they figure out what M Day stands for before London burns to the ground?
Or will they be among the casualties when the battle comes down....


"Murder Most Rural"

-Meet Riz and Bang-Bang. British Intelligence troubleshooters by trade, their work normally involves covert ops and counterterrorism. A routine exercise with the SAS takes them to a sleepy Essex village, where not only do they stick out somewhat as a British Pakistani couple, but there has also been a mysterious suicide.
Or have they stumbled across the perfect murder?


"Locked and Loaded"(The Riz Sabir Omnibus)

-Meet Rizwan Sabir.

A former al-Qaeda operative, he was lifted by Counter-Terrorism Command - and now battles his old comrades.

In ‘Locked and Loaded’, the first three best-selling Riz Sabir thrillers are collected together for the first time.
Contains: "Hard Kill" - "Danger Close" - "Kill Order"

Justin Osborne's - newest Anthology of Short stories
- Horror
"Antholocaust" - A Collection

-A collection of new and previously released short stories from Justin Osborne

Richard B. Knight has been incredibly busy this past year. He's released two novels and 3 shorts most of which are free! $0.00 on amazon!

"A Boy and His Corpse"
-YA Horror

-Teenage necromancer, Alan Chandler, wants to start an undead wrestling federation with his pet corpse, Mort, but his strict father wants him to raise corpses for the military instead. What's a boy to do? When a mad dictator threatens to start World War 3, Alan doesn't have much of a choice. It's either follow his dreams, or become the necromancer his father always wanted him to be. Either way, there's going to be some dead men walking.

"The Interdimensional Subwoofer"

-What would the world be like if it was run by women?

College student, Ernie Gutierrez, wants nothing more than to open a commercial Filipino restaurant in memory of his late aunt. His brother, Carlos, wants nothing more that to get drunk and rack of the tally of girls he's slept with. But when a mysterious stranger comes along and offers to install a subwoofer in Ernie's hatchback, things take a turn for the weird. Because this isn't just any subwoofer. No, no. This is an INTERDIMENSIONAL SUBWOOFER. And it takes the brothers to a world very different from our own--This is a world run entirely by women.

Now on the other side, Ernie and Carlos must find a way to fit in to this alternate dimension or risk subjugation for being the aliens they truly are. Will Ernie and Carlos ever get back home to see their dreams come true, or will they be trapped forever in a world where the roles of gender inequality are reversed, and women are in control?

Find out in this time traveling, dimension hopping, science fiction novel!

"Clean Hands"(Darkness of the Womb prequel #1)
- YA/Fantasy

-Acting as a prequel to the events of The Darkness of the Womb, this standalone free short story centers around the Archetype, Instinct. His mission is to journey inside the mind of a dreamer in order to influence them to make a crucial decision that will affect the rest of history. But dreams are unpredictable, and Instinct finds himself on shaky ground once he enters the dream world. Will he survive his mission, or will he find that even he, the embodiment of mankind's Instinct, can't even handle the world of the subconscious?

"A Father's Fears" - (Darkness of the Womb prequel #2

-The second prequel to The Darkness of the Womb (The first being "Clean Hands"), this short story follows Jeffrey Haunt, the father of the future messiah, Aiden, through a series of terrible dreams. Each one is a representation of the anxieties that come attached to being a future father. Will Jeff Haunt be able to come to an understanding and acceptance of fatherhood in his dreams, or will doubt both linger and plague him? Find out in this metaphysical quest through the mind of a future father.

"Q. Are we not Human? A. We are corpses!"(A Boy and his Corpse Sequel)

-Acting as a sequel to A Boy and His Corpse, this free standalone short story concerns teenage necromancer, Alan Chandler, as he wrestles (No pun intended) with the possibility of his undead federation including living wrestlers in its stable of combatants. But Alan and his band of corpses won't go down without a fight! Will the Undead Wrestling Federation become half corpse/half living wrestlers, or will Alan get his way and keep the UWF just that--undead. Find out in this short story of guts, glory, and braaaaains.

Joshua Brann Thornbrugh's - "The Sixth Seal" His DEBUT Novel!
-Contemporary Fantasy/Action/Adventure

-Anastasie Eloise Bertrand has spent the better part of fifteen years in a state mental hospital convinced that she is the reincarnated protector of an ancient and powerful book. After an unsuccessful escape attempt, she befriends her new psychologist who begins to suspect that Ana is not as crazy as everyone thinks.
Ana is soon torn between the good doctor, and escaping the confines of the hospital to seek out the book and discover the truth about her destiny.
But time is quickly running out. A dark and secret society assembles to take control of the great book even as Ana struggles to understand who she is. She must find her fellow protectors and prevent the terrible power of the book from being unleashed upon mankind.

C.A. Sanders' - "The Watchmage of Old New York"
-Historical Fantasy

-It is 1855, and Nathaniel Hood walks between two worlds.
As the Watchmage of New York City, Nathaniel is charged with protecting, regulating, and administering justice to the myriad supernatural beings immigrating to the city. When his policeman son, Jonas, is brutally beaten by Veil Dwellers while investigating a kidnapping, Nathaniel breaks his vow not to interfere with mundane society and joins the search.
Together and apart, the father and son uncover the secret lives of the supernatural and the broken lives on the Bowery, only to find a terrible secret.
The Watchmage of Old New York–Book 1 of The Watchmage Chronicles–is an expansion of the award-winning serial of the same name. It’s a blend of fantasy, history, humor, and mystery, wrapped in a vivid mid-19th century New York.

M.P. Ness' - E.L.F. Vol.3 "Gray Leaves"
-Contemporary Fantasy

-The Lady White Leaves' most powerful, trusted, and beloved ally has fallen!

Deh Leccend, the mighty Black Leaf, has become the mystical fence of Llaerth in a bizarre twist of the Elvine magic that forged it. Now the embodiment of the magic he stole from the Elvine, he is both more powerful and more vulnerable than he has ever been before, as is the entire Elvine race.

But his struggle is not the only thing threatening the post-Cataclysmic world. The plans of the forgotten sect of Men, the Gray Leaves, have rekindled an age-old battle against the Elvine that has spanned millions of years. Determined to retake their place as the leaders of mankind, they have unleashed upon the earth a weapon so terrible, no Powers can stand in their way.

Other News:

M.P. Ness' E.L.F. saga has a new editor at the helm with his aforementioned release of Book 3 "Gray Leaves", the same editor who oversaw the great projects of Richard B. Knight's "The Darkness of the Womb" (found in the BA Library), and Joshua Brann Thornbrugh's aforementioned debut novel release, "The Sixth Seal", both of which were excellent books! This bodes well for both the future and the past of the E.L.F. saga!

Justin Osborne's "EPIC: Legacy" got a cover art revamp! (Executed by yours truly)
Check it!

J.L. Hickey's Secret Seeker's Society has also had a total revamp of the cover art for the series, as you could see from the aforementioned new release of the Wrath of the Wendigo(above)!

Check them all out Here!

Beast of Bladenboro

Solomon's Seal

Wrath of the Wendigo

Friday, June 13, 2014

New Release from Badass Author, Bex Pavia!

This marks Bex's 3rd Poetry release as we await her forthcoming debut novel publication!

The Dark Ones:
a Collection of Rhyming Poetry

by Bex Pavia

~A book of poetry that often lingers in the darker corners of rhyme, this collection offers everything from the slightly twisted, to the nonsensical with a few 'shady' stops in between.

Fantasy, myth, and legend bring a touch of light to the morbid and the morose.

The Dark Ones revisits a selection of poems published in the Soul Bearer, and the Moon Queen, edited and slotting in perfectly with many newly written and never seen before poems from Bex Pavia.

Step inside and rest a time,
Enjoy the darker side of rhyme.
Betwixt the pages of this tome,
Within the shadows, you will roam.

Lyrical, no? 
Bex's third release is available in the BA library at right, both in eBook and Paperback, through Amazon/Kindle!

Friday, June 6, 2014

New Release from Badass Author M.P. Ness!

The Blight has begun!
BA Author and Admin, M.P. Ness' second novel, "E.L.F. Vol.2 Blighted Leaves", is now LIVE to the world (on CreateSpace and Kindle already)!
But, the Contest to win a Nook Color($140 value) has begun as well!

Blighted Leaves

~Against all odds, Shannon Hunter, the Lady White Leaves, has vanquished the interminable Powers that be, and spared mankind total genocide at the hands of the elves...
Yet the Cataclysm brought on by the Elvine proved unstoppable. The world has awakened to a potential utopia, and the Tree of Life has charged Shannon with the impossible task of achieving world peace.
But the Tree is changing; true Demons are rising as a new bough bearing Blighted Leaves arises; and a sect of Men has returned from the forgotten annals of history to resurrect the E.L.F. banner and dethrone the Elvine.
An unending Faewar looms on the horizon. 
Peace never comes without a price.
Sometimes the cost may be all that we cherish. 
Sometimes it is the one we love.
And to fight for it...is to be alone.

Oh, and for this, his second novel release, M.P. Ness has something special planned. 
Prize: Nook Color ($140 Value)

Here's the skinny:
Easy as 1, 2, 3!
1: eBook purchase of E.L.F.: White Leaves and/or E.L.F. Blighted Leaves gets you 1 entry to raffle (each)!
2: Paperback purchase of White Leaves and/or Blighted Leaves gets you 3 entries to raffle (each)!
3: Leaving a Review of either book on Amazon, gets you an additional 2 entries (each)!

Simply do screen grabs of your proof of purchase pages, and send them to M.P. Ness @ www.facebook.com/authormpness or to email michaelpness@gmail.com and you will be entered with the appropriate number of entries.
Available here first! - https://www.createspace.com/4696862
(More links coming as soon as Amazon gets it together.)
(*Prize available to US residents only*)
(*Contest Ends July 30th 2014!*)
(*Winner to be chosen At Random draw from a good ol' fashioned hat*)

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

New Release from Badass Author, Rachael L. McIntosh!

The long awaited debut release from Rachael L. McIntosh, is finally here!

In actuality, it's been out for days, I'm just a little behind.

But who cares! It's finally released! (And doing quite well already, from what I hear!)
Let's take a gander!

Security Through Absurdity
Book One
"Little Yellow Stickies"

~Jocelyn McLaren is a beautiful, hard working, yet naive visual artist who, through a twist of fate, ends up working for a major US defense contractor during the lead up to the Iraq War. 

She unknowingly witnesses and unwittingly participates in crimes that haunt her, and are ultimately interlinked with the most nefarious psychopaths on the planet.

Divided into three books, Security Through Absurdity, is the story of corporate shenanigans, an unstable home life, and a quixotic presidential campaign. These situations propel Jocelyn through a believably bizarre journey, and into dangerous psychological territory. 

In a matrix of life threatening situations, she is forced to question the very fabric of her GenX American upbringing.~

Little Yellow Stickies is available in all three formats, eBook, Paperbacks, AND Hard Cover!

Friday, May 9, 2014

A Badass Reviews - "Say My Name"

Resident Badass Author, Justin Osborne, author of the EPIC series(Legacy/Exodus) among many other shorts, has taken in Badass Author, Michael Loring's newest short, "Say My Name."

~"Michael Loring does it again!

Matthew Hatcher is tormented by nightmares every night, nightmares of a beautiful woman who makes one seemingly simple request, "Say My Name." Matthew, as will you, begins to question his sanity as his nightmares spill out into the real world; culminating in a satisfyingly ambiguous finale.

Descriptive narrative was spot on; I could see every nuance and detail in vivid colours in my mind. The dialogue, which some authors struggle with, was natural and flowing. This story is nearly flawless. if there were any flaws, they got past me. A great read, and receives my honest endorsement. I look forward to more great work from this young Author, a young Author far more talented than many others far older and experienced.

Well worth the price of admission. Pick it up!"

Five out of Five Stars!


Wednesday, April 23, 2014

A Badass Reviews - "Song of Simon"

Badass Authors Admin, and author of "E.L.F. Vol. 1 White Leaves," M. P. Ness has read, and enjoyed, Badass Author, C. A. Sanders' "Song of Simon"

~"Song of Simon," very much caught me by surprise in a variety of ways. It has a power and subtlety laced within a story comprised of some familiar, and common plot devices. This makes it all the more evoking. Sanders manages to create something decidedly 'his own' using these familiar strokes. And that, from me, is saying a great deal.

Simon, our hero, is an unfortunate youth, living an unfortunate life; but it is a life with which many may feel connected to. Musically gifted, Simon is a meek one; pestered by bullies, both in his home and at school. I found him sympathetic immediately.

He is transported to another world, rife with magic. This is a common mechanism for contemporary fantasy. However, the world building and system Sanders executed in his alternate world, are unique in a number of ways. I will not spoil anything, but I must say it was a refreshing twist on religious powers belonging to a different world all its own. Not at all tied to our own, oft poorly conceived and surely misguided, religious systems.
Not saying its anti-religious, exactly, but it doesn't pull any punches; which leads me into my favorite remark to make.

Sanders' writing style is familiar to me. In his execution of his Serial Fiction, "The Watchmage of Old New York" available at JukePopSerials.com, I could tell he had chops...and the intangible inventive something that makes a great writer. He debuts in novel publication with Song of Simon and exhibits not only the same chops, but more of them. By holding nothing back and writing honestly, Sanders puts together a series of dynamic characters and a fantastic world, and absolutely takes no prisoners.
It's just a Badass story.

I love saying that.

It has a few twists, which I didn't see coming, and a few moments of exposure a lesser author might have shied away from...if not entirely...then at least in some marginal way that would have left the scenes in question with less impact than they struck me with.

I seriously recommend giving it a read. You'll be pleasantly surprised what can be done with a stranger-in-a-strange land, coming of age, magical story. The commentaries in the subtext target a variety of topics, and I encourage you to look for them.

The Cons?
Editing. Only editing. Which is somewhat confusing/amusing for a book released by a house, Damnation Books. This isn't a bash on the book, and it takes very little away from the story or the writing style. I just thought a house would have better representation in the Editing department.

Now, I'm also not saying there are so many editorial mistakes as to be troublesome. In fact, there were only just enough for me not to ignore them entirely, and omit them from my review.

However, there is a bright side.

Sanders has since gone through and re-edited, and the house has taken a new look. Happily, I get to tell you, its going to be even better, and is re-releasing.

Overall, this is a five-star fantasy.

But, given the editorial issues, I had to dock it just a lil bit in the form which I got the privilege to read it."

Four-and-a-Half out of Five stars!

(Five Stars, very likely, after re-release/re-edits)

Sunday, April 6, 2014

New Cover Arts for Two Badass Books!

A lot going on today here, it seems.
That's what happens when you're playing catch up.

So, I'm pleased to announce the revamping of a pair of Badasses books.
Truth be told, for one of them, this is a long-overdue notice to the Badass Authors public.
The other, is freshly remade, and not yet reflected in the distribution databases where it is respectively sold. 

So, for the first book and its new cover art; check it out! 
If you haven't gotten this book, you really should, especially now that its cover is remade!

I (M.P. Ness) personally liked the old, original rendition of Rich B. Knight's "The Darkness of the Womb" cover art. It was simple and beautiful, and had a certain feel to it that I really appreciated with its simplistic black and white design.
And when I was told it was being revamped, I had suffered some small amount of woe. 
The new cover art for Rich Knight's "The Darkness of the Womb," still has a unique, striking, and simplistic two-tone artistic design. Perhaps more impactful for the book's recognition amongst the sea of book-covers out there in the publishing world.
As a visual artist as well as an author, I'm as much a critic of book covers as I am of the books themselves. Yes, yes, we all know the adage; "Do not judge a book by its cover." And you know, the statement is true. We should absolutely not forget it.
That being said, you have to understand, a cover helps a book stand out and get noticed. This is just fact. A good looking, sharp, impactful, or perhaps most importantly; a style-appropriate cover for the respective book's overall feel, Does Not Hurt.
And though I was sad to see the old cover go, I think artist, John Dylewski created something just right for "The Darkness of the Womb".

"The Darkness of the Womb"
by Richard B. Knight
(eBook Cover)
by John Dylewski

Second on the list of to-do cover-art revamping notification is Badass Author, Pauline A. Ramsey's "The Memoirs of Katherine deRion."

As I said before, I'm also an artist, and Pauline decided to hire me for her reworking.
My initial thoughts were to go with a similar look and design as she had done for "The Memoirs of Katherine deRion" the first time.
But, after a quick consideration, I scrapped that idea. 
As a critic, I did not like the original cover art. As an artist, I could see that the creator, who shall remain nameless, was a complete hack.
*Insert my artistic professional's rant here*
I cannot believe some artists these days...or "So-Called" artists. 
I mean, I get it, aspiring artists need to consider themselves artists, and work to get better as they go.
But to charge someone their hard earned money disproportionate to the quality of the product they are even capable of putting out....? That is absolute bullshit.

I see this happening ALL the time in the indie art, and more importantly, in the Indie Author world.
Poor, fledgling authors are paying WAY too much money for inferior works of art by people who are simply taking advantage of their ignorance. This PISSES me off!
How dare some amateur aspiring artist walk around portraying themselves as someone an unexperienced art-commissioner can trust?! Worse, how can they even promise something at least satisfactory, at the prices they charge, when they know damn good and well, how inadequate their skills are.
Artists, of all forms and mediums...are their own worst critics. So I KNOW they KNOW exactly what their work is worth.
Also: NEWS FLASH art world. This is not the Renaissance, and you are no daVinci! Your work is not worth what it might have been in the days of yore...even if you're GOOD! But most of these wannabes, charging far more than their skill level warrants, are out there sucking the life blood out of their clients.
It is maddening, infuriating, and despicable.

As I said above, a good cover helps you to get noticed as an author. Perhaps indirectly. But it can certainly help a work you release get noticed, and that bleeds over into your name going farther than it might with an inferior cover.

I will leave the actual monetary figures out of this mess and rant altogether. Suffice it to say, Pauline was ripped off, and executing a revamp for her personally, was a matter of pride for me.

"The Memoirs of Katherine deRion - Book One: The Beginning" was a book I personally read and reviewed here on the BA blog. (I gave it 4 stars, despite it not being my usual fare.) It was a good book, and deserved a good cover. 
So, while the distribution sites have not yet been revamped; I urge you to take a look at the cover, and take an interest in this story.
Keep your eyes open for when the distribution channels are updated, so you can get this book with it's fancy new cover.

Thank you, 
M.P. Ness

"The Memoirs of Katherine deRion - Book One: The Beginning"
by Pauline A. Ramsey
(eBook Cover)
by M. P. Ness

"The Memoirs of Katherine deRion - Book One: The Beginning"
by Pauline A. Ramsey
(Full Paperback Cover)
by M. P. Ness

A Badass Reviews - "E.L.F. Vol. 1 White Leaves"

Resident Badass, english teacher, and author of "The Darkness of the Womb," Rich B. Knight, gives us his take on Badass Author and Admin, M.P. Ness' "E.L.F." series debut, "White Leaves."

~"Let me just start this off by saying that I'm not a big fantasy guy. 
I mean, I can enjoy fantasy if it's light on the fantasy and more on the realistic side of things, but I've never been a guy who's into elves or sorcery. 

E.L.F. starts off on a realistic note, given that it's about eco-terrorists, but then it goes off into a different territory involving elves and stuff like that. That's where it threw me a little. That said, I am probably one of the only people who cannot get through the "Lord of the Rings" books, and I did get through this book, so that's definitely saying something. 

M.P. Ness shines when he's writing action scenes, as I know another critic noted. 

The story of the Black Leaves and Lady White Leaves is intriguing in that there is a good central female character in Shannon Hunter, who it takes a little while to like, but once you do, you're with her all the way. The writing is good, even though I feel there could have been more description with setting scenes, and the pacing goes quickly once you get to about to page 50 or so. 

Overall, if you dig fantasy, give this book one more star to my review. 

It's a good book. 
It's just not my thing."


Three out of Five Stars


Four out of Five Stars (if you're predisposed to fantasy to begin with, says Rich.)

Saturday, April 5, 2014

New Release from Badass Author, Natasha Wetzel!

Natasha Wetzel has done it again!
She's given us a huge fantasy to enjoy!

"The Blessings of Zinaith : End of Ashbringer" is a true epic Fantasy @ a healthy 664 delightfully immersing pages!

Fans of Fantasy and Big books of escape from your daily toil and long hours of entertainment,...rejoice!

"The Blessings of Zinaith : End of Ashbringer"
by Natasha Wetzel

~"Elves, Fairies, Goblins, Trolls and a world of new and exhilarating creatures, plants and places, collide in an epic battle and fight for a nation that is dying under the rule of a tyrant king. 

It would seem one would need the blessings of a god... 

When the kingdom is being eroded away by a twisted king that is quickly losing his mind, the kingdom cries out for help.... the answer is louder than any yell and it comes from a 17 year old girl on the verge of her 18th birthday, Satya Divya. She knows nothing more than the simple life she has always had in her village as a farmer, and medicine woman. Moved by the speech of a stranger, Satya finds herself compelled to stand up for what she believes is right. 

Damir Lorencrost is an ex military soldier to the king's army and bent on finding fellow men to join in his uprising. But in a nation that is crying out for help, all are too afraid to rise up and fight. Soon he will see that help comes in all shapes and sizes. 

Satya and Damir struggle to save the races facing extermination and bring peace to their land before it's too late. They will find help along the way from unlikely friends and bring together unlikely allies. An unexpected rise to the throne and battle await them as they bring about the end of the Ashbringer."

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-M.P. Ness