Important announcement!

Dear followers, readers, and fellow bloggers,

With regret, I want to announce that all my books, published with Crazy Ink Publishing, are currently unavailable on all platforms.

When one door closes, another opens, and great changes are inevitable…

I hope very soon I’ll find a new good home for my previously published books and works in progress.

Meanwhile, I’ll continue to entertain you with books’ reviews, articles, and posts, featuring works of my fellow authors, excerpts from my works in progress, and hosting books’ tours.

This place will never be boring.

Stay safe in this turbulent time and read a good book!

 

[Free read]: His Personal Reich is available for free

    We’re all stuck at home, we can’t travel, and our holidays’ plans are ruined for this season. Right? Perhaps, but we still can go on an adventure with a great book!

    My debut thriller/action novella, “His Personal Reich”,  with its plot set in England and snowy Iceland, is available now for free on Booksprout. Download it in exchange to your honest review.

 

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Genre: Thriller, Adventure

Publisher: Crazy Ink Publ.

Release day: 26th April 2018

 

Blurb 

 

Andrea Zissman was brought up by her strict grandmother and never knew the truth about her family. When her mother dies at a special care home, the only legacy she leaves her daughter is a mysterious envelope full of old photos.

Andrea finds out that her father, a scientist who studied the energy of Aurora Borealis, didn’t die in an avalanche in the French Alps, but was killed by members of some mysterious neo-Nazis’ colony somewhere on a remote Icelandic island. Moreover, she has an older brother she has never seen before.

Desperate to find her brother and bring to justice her father’s murderers, Andrea meets Leon Callais, a flamboyant, scandalous journalist, who is on the hunt for the Nazis’ super weapon “Nothung”, a device which can open a portal to other dimensions. He believes that death of Andrea’s father and “Nothung” are connected.

The investigation leads Andrea and Leon to Iceland where they are determined to discover the truth about the neo-Nazis’ colony, its secret weapon, and Andrea’s family. However, the colonists give them an extremely cold welcome. Now, they need to fight not only for the truth but also for their own lives.

 

Download an ARC for free: His Personal Reich by L. Salt

 

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[New release]: Calling all bloggers and fellow authors! I need your help.

Dear blogging friends and all thrillers’ fans,

I have a new release, coming out December, 11th.  It’s just over a month before the great day, and I need your help. The ebook is ready for pre-order on Amazon and all major platforms, the paperback is live.

“The Seeds of Stars” is a thriller/suspense novella with some historical references and the plot set in Scotland, Berlin, and the Adriatic coast of Montenegro. I would like to spread the word about it as much as possible by setting up a blog tour/blog feature with the full information about the book.

If you’re interested in participating, please contact me via email (saltandnovels@gmail.com) or comment under this post. In return, I can feature your book/business/etc. on my blog, Facebook page/in the group, on Pinterest board, etc.

Thank you all for supporting me!!

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Blurb:

The life doesn’t promise to be joyful for a “Chernobyl child” born straight after the nuclear disaster. True…but not for such an adventurer, adrenaline junkie, and popular extreme sports’ blogger like Yuliy Kobrin aka Kobra. Adopted by a British couple, Kobra spends his life in urban exploring and travels.

Skiing in the Scottish Highlands, Kobra meets a young German couple, Edel Baum and Kira Schneider. The new friends invite him to their luxurious house, where Kobra’s attention is drawn to Edel’s collection of World War II antiques and a mysterious Yugoslavian file which the couple asks to translate for them.

The file reveals classified underwater facilities from the Cold War times, hidden deeply in the Kotor Bay of Montenegro. Yuliy can’t miss an opportunity for such a discovery.

Six months earlier, a prominent scientist died in his apartment in central Berlin. The authorities believe it was a heart attack, but a police officer, Trina Stahl, thinks this case is far more dangerous and complicated.

All hell breaks loose for Kobra when he comes under attack in the Kotor Bay, when he realises his new German friends are not who they say they are, and his life now is of an interest for many parties. From Montenegro to Scotland, from Berlin to the Isle of Skye—Kobra is on the hunt for a mysterious alien object, the Seeds of Stars, but also for the truth about his own past.

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[New release]: “The Seeds of Stars” is on pre-order now. Paperback is live.

  My new thriller/sci-fi novel “The Seeds of Stars” is out in December.
You can get your paperback already now or pre-order an ebook on Amazon 
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Blurb:
         The life doesn’t promise to be joyful for a “Chernobyl child” born straight after the nuclear disaster. True…but not for such an adventurer, adrenaline junkie, and popular extreme sports’ blogger like Yuliy Kobrin, aka Kobra. Adopted by a British couple, Kobra spends his life in urban exploring and travels.
          Skiing in the Scottish Highlands, Kobra meets a young German couple, Edel Baum and Kira Schneider. The new friends invite him to their luxurious house, where Kobra’s attention is drawn to Edel’s collection of World War II antiques and a mysterious Yugoslavian file which the couple asks to translate for them.
           The file reveals classified underwater facilities from the Cold War times, hidden deeply in the Kotor Bay of Montenegro. Yuliy can’t miss an opportunity for such a discovery.
           Six months earlier, a prominent scientist died in his apartment in central Berlin. The authorities believe it was a heart attack, but a police officer, Trina Stahl, thinks this case is far more dangerous and complicated.
           All hell breaks loose for Kobra when he comes under attack in the Kotor Bay, when he realises his new German friends are not who they say they are, and his life now is of an interest for many parties. From Montenegro to Scotland, from Berlin to the Isle of Skye—Kobra is on the hunt for a mysterious alien object, the Seeds of Stars, but also for the truth about his own past.
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[New release]: Beyond Wonderland anthology. Now on pre-order.

This amazing Crazy Ink anthology features my new short story “Destination Wonderland” together with many other great Crazy Ink’s stories by my fellow authors.

“Destination Wonderland” is a dark, surrealistic retell of the well-known classics, set in rural Derbyshire and makes you wonder whether the world around is really what it seems to be…

 

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Blurb:

Even the Red Queen believed in as many as six impossible things before breakfast.
Adventure back and beyond Wonderland in this twisted retake of the classic Carroll tale.
What happened to Alice after she climbed her way out of the rabbit hole? Did Hatter ever find his sanity? Did he even want to? What about Cheshire Cat and White Rabbit? What really happened in that impossible world underground?
Join bestselling and award winning authors as they attempt to bring the craziness back to the magical place called Wonderland…

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Featuring:
Return to Hatter – LJC Fynn
Sessions with Madison Hatter – Erin Lee
Cut – Olivia Marie
This Kiss – Tracy Ball
Destination Wonderland – L. Salt
Mad Milliner – Rita Delude
The Cheshire’s Curse – Caitlin McCulloch
Right on Time – Yolanda Allard
Not Quite Wonderland – Lorah Jaiyn
Playing Hearts – J. V. Stanley
Her Name is Alice – Mary Duke

The book is available for pre-order on Amazon and all major platforms.

[Off The Ways series]: New release announcement. “Angels of Zion” (Book 2) is out today!

   The story of Laura Danco and friends continues today, thanks to Crazy Ink Publishing .  

    “Angels of Zion”(Book 2)  is available on Amazon and all major platforms. 

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Blurb:

Three years have passed since Laura Danco and her friends left St. Petersburg. Isaac and Dr. Levit continue to work together on their top secret project Angels of Zion. The main purpose being to create an army of ultimate soldiers—the kainomorphs—the clones whose physical abilities and strength exceeds humans.
When the project goes out of control, one of the kainomorphs goes rogue, Dr. Levit is attacked and subsequently dies, Isaac and Miri have no choice, but to follow the clues that the scientist left them to find the rogue clone and to stop a catastrophe. The investigation brings them back to St. Petersburg, where they meet Laura and Chris.
Daniel Polanskiy disappears without a trace. The friends suspect his life can be of an interest to many parties. With their own lives at stake, they should decide whether great victories require great sacrifices.

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[New release. Excerpt]: Angels of Zion (Book 2 Of f The Ways Duology)

 A military convoy moved slowly in a narrow canyon, like a huge, well-fed snake. Military jeeps, guns, armoured troop-carriers, captives—mostly men, but a few women as well. These guys had tried to get rid of the whole squad of kainomorphs a few days ago.

  Miri sat in one of jeeps with a couple of other human officers. Their car was third in line; there was a heavy armoured troop-carrier with kainomorphs soldiers and another jeep in front of the column.

  The heat was unbearable. The wind blew sizzling hot sand which stuck in the hair, eyes, even clogged under collars. The humans were exhausted and silent; the kainomorphs looked focused, determined, and indifferent to their own safety. The heat, the wind, the lack of water and food didn’t bother them at all. They could survive in much worse conditions. They didn’t complain, they never did, they were not allowed to, and they didn’t even know what it meant.

   The wind turned into a furious sandstorm. The visibility was close to zero, and it became almost impossible to move farther.

  The howl of the storm drowned in the thundering blast, and Miri saw the troop-carrier in front of the column start to flip upside down. In the same second, machine guns rumbled from all directions. Miri and her fellows-in-arms jumped out of the jeep just in time, because the next moment it was smashed into pieces. A blast wave threw her a few meters away, but she managed to crawl and hide behind a rock, preparing her gun. 

  The gunfire didn’t stop for a second. Miri witnessed a group of men running to the carrier with the captives as their peers covered them from the rocks around the canyon. The assailants were in a much better position, whereas Miri’s detachment had become trapped at the bottom of the canyon.

  She saw two kainomorphs running to the carrier, shooting without a break, and trying to stop the attackers. They managed to kill a couple of them, but the man who ran first broke into the carrier, trying to free the captives. Miri fired and the man fell down, but it was too late. She pointed her gun to the next target, but a sudden punch made her lose her balance, drop the weapon, and fall to the ground.

  A female figure dressed in all black, with a black scarf around her head which covered part of the woman’s face, jumped from the rock and picked up Miri’s gun.

 ‘That’s it.’ The only one thought ran through Miri’s mind. ‘This bitch won’t hesitate.’ She couldn’t see her face, hair or hands, but those eyes… like two massive black holes full of fury stared at her.

 ‘Protect your officer!’ The loud voice of her commander sounded from afar as he tried to shout down the gunfire and the storm.

  One of the kainomorphs jumped on her, pressing her to the ground. Like in a slow-motion video, Miri heard her attacker empty a full magazine at them. The kainomorph’s body jerked in convulsions but continued to squeeze Miri. She screamed, but she didn’t hear herself.

   The gunfire stopped, and Miri heard something heavy fall down next to her. She closed her eyes; she didn’t want to know what could happened next. She felt the weight move as somebody pulled the dead body from her, and she finally opened her eyes.

‘Please, Gveret.’ Another kainomorph gave her his hand, helping her to get up and handing her back her gun. In his other hand, he held a piece of a metal bar, covered in blood.

  The woman’s head lay next to Miri. Two massive black holes still stared at her…

  Miri’s heart sank, she felt out of breath, she tried to scream, but vomited instead…

 

‘Miri, Miri. Wake up, wake up! It’s only a bad dream.’

She finally broke through the heavy, sticky cover of her nightmare. It was dark in the bedroom. The snowstorm came down from the mountains and had been raging behind the huge chalet’s windows for several hours.  Isaac looked at her anxiously. ‘A nightmare again?’

‘Yes. The canyon.’ She got out of bed, putting on her dressing gown.

She stood in front of the window. The peaks had disappeared in the storm; there were no mountains, no ski slopes, no pine trees. The white, snowy haze had swallowed everything.

‘Forget this bitch.’ Isaac waved his hand. ‘She got what she deserved. It was a good lesson for her peers as well.’

‘I don’t bother about the woman. You know my concerns.’

Isaac sighed and leaned back on pillows. ‘They were created to protect us and the country,’ he started, staring at the ceiling. ‘No questions, no hesitations, no mercy. They will never turn against their creators.’

‘Why do you work on this new project?’

‘Miri.’ He got up as well and came to her. ‘You know I can’t discuss it with you, with anybody.’ His explanation was interrupted by a phone call.

‘Who’s that?’ Miri frowned.

‘Maybe it’s somebody from the lab.’

‘So late?’

Isaac only shrugged, putting on his clothes and pressing a button on a Surface.

A 3-D hologram appeared that wasn’t very clear, and there were multiple disruptions in the connection, however, Isaac recognized one of the mentor-officers.

‘Hey, Sara, what’s up? How are you doing?’ he started with a smile which covered his worry.

‘Isaac, thank God I got in touch with you.’ Sara started quickly. ‘I’m calling to let you know that the lab has been closed, and all the activities suspended.’

‘What? When? Who’s done it? Does Dr. Levit know?’

‘It is the order of our new Minister of Defence. They did it this long weekend. Just closed all premises, took all samples, tests results, all documents, equipment—everything.’

‘What’s happened to the personnel?’

‘Most of them have been transferred to other bases, a few people have been made redundant and given huge compensation packages.’

‘How can it be possible?’ Despair covered Isaac like the huge cumulus cloud covering the mountains. ‘I’d talked to the Advisor a couple of weeks before my vacation. He promised me to talk to her; he promised me to continue the project at least for another year, maybe longer.’

‘Isaac, please.’ Sara only sighed. ‘He’s not a soldier, not a scientist, he’s a politician. Do you really believe his promises?’

Isaac bowed his head. ‘What about Dr. Levit? Does he know?’

‘The doctor is in a hospital.’

‘What?’

‘He was found in his house a couple of days after the lab’s closure, lying on the floor in the living room unconscious. He’s in a coma now.’

‘God! I need to go back…immediately.’

‘You can’t do it, Isaac. This call may cost me my freedom. I don’t want to go to jail for treason.’ Sara was ready to burst into tears. ‘I’ve done this because I don’t want you to be caught unawares and because I do care about the project. At least you have some time to think it over and decide what to do next.’

‘They’ve chosen the right time.’ Isaac banged the table in helpless anger. ‘I’m on my leave; there was almost nobody at the base.’

‘Stay there till the end of your holiday, don’t show you know anything.’

‘What’s happened to the א-group?’

‘When I arrived at the lab, all rooms have already been emptied. They’ve taken them away.’ Sara bowed her head.

‘Where?’

The officer tried to explain something, but her words drowned into interferences. The image began to fade, and the sounds became lower and lower.

‘What did you say? I can’t hear you. There’s a storm here, and the signal is bad,’ Isaac shouted loudly, trying to break through.

‘I need to…need to go…I can’t talk any…long…longeeeeer,’ the sound continued to break and, finally, the call disrupted.

Miri had been witnessing the whole conversation from the sofa. She came to him and embraced his shoulders. He didn’t say a word.  Miri sighed heavily. Their long-expected holiday had been ruined.

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Release day: July, 8th

Available now on pre-order on Amazon  and all major platforms.

[New release]: Angels of Zion (Book 2 Off The Ways duology). Release day: July, 8th.

Just three weeks left until the official release of my second (and final) story about Laura Danco and friends. You can pre-order an eBook now on Amazon and all major platforms.

 Paperback is live already!!

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Blurb.

Three years have passed since Laura Danco and her friends left St. Petersburg. Isaac and Dr. Levit continue to work together on their top secret project Angels of Zion. The main purpose being to create an army of ultimate soldiers—the kainomorphs—the clones whose physical abilities and strength exceeds humans.
When the project goes out of control, one of the kainomorphs goes rogue, Dr. Levit is attacked and subsequently dies, Isaac and Miri have no choice, but to follow the clues that the scientist left them to find the rogue clone and to stop a catastrophe. The investigation brings them back to St. Petersburg, where they meet Laura and Chris.
Daniel Polanskiy disappears without a trace. The friends suspect his life can be of an interest to many parties. With their own lives at stake, they should decide whether great victories require great sacrifices.

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