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Alpha list of titles:
Bad City (#2 of the HOLMES & STORM Mysteries)
Bad Lands (#1 of the HOLMES & STORM Mysteries)
Chains of Freedom (#1)
Chains of Redemption (#3)
Fright Eater (#2 of THE HOST SERIES)
Gang Approval (#3 of THE HOST SERIES)
The Host (#1 of THE HOST SERIES)
Jabone's Sword (#2 in the SM Series)
Queen of Denial (#1 in the Queen Series)
Recycled (#2 in the Queen Series)
Sword Masters (#1 in the SM Series)
Jabone's Sword by Selina Rosen (The Sequel to SWORD MASTERS) -- Available now!
Yes, it's true! We finally have it in our hands. Another awesome cover by John Kaufmann. Don't have SWORD MASTERS yet? Then get both now and save $3.00--that's right! S/H is just $3.00 to all the 50 states and territories, regardless of how many books you buy!
Sword Masters by Selina Rosen -- Available now!
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"Sword Masters is an engaging fantasy full of memorable characters. Tarius is a strong but flawed [hero], and the novel is as much about ... emotional maturation as it is about the clash of armies and cultures between the Jethriks, Karthiks, and Amalites." -- Dru Pagliassotti, Reviewer for TheHarrow.com
$17.00 + S/H
Bad Lands, co-authored by Selina Rosen and Laura J. Underwood -- Now coming in Trade Paperback with a great Jon Kalin cover! Order now to be delivered as soon as we have it!
$14.00 + S/H
Bad City, the long-awaited sequel to Bad Lands available now in Trade Paperback with a great Jon Kalin cover! Order now to be delivered as soon as we have it!
The following titles were printed by Meisha/Merlin Publishing, Inc., which is no longer in business. Therefore, the only way to get them is by using the cart buttons or by ordering from Amazon.com, from my company, Yard Dog Press, or directly from me!
CHAINS OF REDEMPTION -- That's right! Meisha Merlin went under, but Yard Dog Press obtained the rights both to the book and to the awesome cover art by Charles Keegan. This, the long-awaited third book in this trilogy is finally available. $14.00 + S/H
THE HOST -- The first in THE HOST SERIES. These novels address vampirism and spiritual strength from a different point of view. The vampires are TRUELY EVIL, and you will cheer on the rare occasions that they are killed. They aren't afraid of the sun, crosses, garlic, holy water -- they even go to church! The "heros" are a band of medieval reconstructionist "stick-jocks," led by a lesbian rabbi -- yep, and she wields the Kabbalah as well as her sword. $12.00 + S/H
FRIGHT EATER -- The second in THE HOST SERIES. A few years later. Our rabbi and her partner have broken up, leaving her wounded and drained emotionally and spiritually -- not a good place for a Kabbalistic Adept to be. Now a large and powerful neo-Nazi group is gaining power in the city where our rabbi's estranged family live. She must either stand by and watch as her family is terrorized by the neo-Nazis, or do battle with an enemy that is stronger than any she has ever conceived of before. And she is virtually unarmed. $12.00 + S/H
GANG APPROVAL -- The third (and last so far) in THE HOST SERIES. Several years later, our rabbi, her partner, their son, and their faithful companion journey across the country to visit a long-lost relative and run smack into their past -- and a nasty nest of the undead. $12.00 + S/H
THE BUBBA CHRONICLES -- In these tales a whole host of beer swilling, hard living characters spring to life. Explore the strange and interesting lives of ordinary bubbas as they deal with aliens, witches, ghosts, zombies and a serial killer. Naturally, there is the mandatory Elvis sighting. $12.00 + S/H
THE BOAT MAN -- A novella that examines what happens when over half the population of the U.S. is over 65 and voting. This vision of the future is alarming -- largely because it's based on fact and govenment projections -- and only gets worse when the "brain-dead" population of the nursing homes begins to get up and DANCE!! $5.00 + S/H
FIRE & ICE -- A not-so far futuristic sci/fi, police proceedural.... well, just read it and decide for yourself. "In Fire & Ice, Selina Rosen reveals the subtle evil of a segregated society, while showing the metamorphosis of an intelligent, loving relationship between two people. In view of the pathetic compromise of Dont ask; dont tell, this novels near-future premise of carding gays and lesbians like illegal aliens suggests a sinister but believable possibility. This should be a warning to anyone who thinks that anything less than total civil rights for everyone would be an acceptable compromise." Mark Shepherd, Author of BLACKROSE AVENUE and LAZER WARZ $12.00 + S/H
HAMMER TOWN -- Conner, "the Hammer," McVee has a score to settle and enough spare parts in her body to build a small car. Tarent Powers destroyed her life, but even her enhanced abilities and her job as a police agent couldn't get her close enough to the corporate mob boss to bring him down. Now the key to his unraveling has fallen into her lap. But can she do what's necessary to make him pay even it if means destorying the life of an innocent young woman? Come along for a ride in this future that corporate take-overs, plague and automation have makde. A world where everything from crime, to central government, to the police are run by the corporations, and where a "mad" cult has sprung up whose members want to remake the world using hand tools and good hard work. $12.00 + S/H
RERUNS -- Over and Over and Over again Terry North had once been on the Hollywood A-list playing a crime-fighting super hero on one of the highest rated shows on television. But the show was canceled, and for years she has spent most of her time watching old videos of Dark Avenger. In the videos time has frozen. She's young, shes vital, she's super human.
Reality bites, though, and her friend's advice to "stop living in the past" is easier said then done since Terry's present mostly sucks on ice.
But Terry's life takes a radical turn when an old friend from the past offers her an opportunity to live out her dream and a remarkable new costume.
In Reruns Selina Rosen introduces us to a world where one woman
and her convictions, along with a bit of help from some friends, do make a difference.
Weve all wanted to be, or even pretended to be, a superhero sometime in our life.
Terry was lucky enough to play one on television, Dark Avenger, for seven seasons. Years
after the series was canceled someone approached her to actually become what she portrayed
on TV and Vigilance was born
Selina has a certain natural gift of taking the reader
and immersing them into a novel so that the reality of the novel mixes seamlessly with the
reality of the readers life and they become one. In Reruns we find out what it is
like to be a true super hero in a world thats losing faith, without ever having to
actually risk our own necks! Stephen Pagel, co-editor of the multiple
award winning anthology series; Bending the Landscape
MATERIAL THINGS -- ICU Psychosis. Something is very badly wrong in the Hospital ICU where Donna's father is supposedly convalescing. Nurses disappear and never return, necessary treatments are delayed without cause, and she can't get a straight answer out of anyone... except the dead guy who keeps talking to her post-op crazy father. $5.00 + S/H
Congrats to Selina & Laura on this Library
Journal review - in their 5/1/07 issue.
Spending a week on an island where multiple murders have been committed is heaven to Maggie Holmes, a forensic scientist and author of a book dealing with paranormal activity at crime scenes. All she and friend Vivian Storm, who actually sees murders through the eyes of the victims, have to do is survive the week while they are being filmed for a reality TV show. To boot, they must pretend to be a lesbian couple. The authors add a great dollop of humor to what is the basic plot of Agatha Christie's classic And Then There Were None. For collections where paranormal mysteries are popular.
Two members of the Shea City police force must find a rampaging killer armed with a deadly weapon in Selina Rosen's Strange Robby, a near-future science fiction novel about crime, cover-ups, and friendship. The twist? Agents Spider Webb and Tommy Chan are more than happy to let the killer run free since he's dishing out vigilante justice to the wicked of Shea City.
Webb and Chan's cover-up is not easy, however, as two flavors of federal spooks are keenly interested in the case: the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Special Weapons Task Force (SWTF). There is also hot lesbian love as DA Carrie Long throws her better instincts aside to pursue the edgy, dangerous Spider Webb.
just-around-the-corner world Selina Rosen has built in
But the SWTF doesn't have much choice. Turns out that Webb is a bit of a weapon herselfan empath. Is Strange Robby yet another book about cops with special powers? Yes, it is. And it's a good one. How good? Shades of Lance Henrikson's Frank Black from Millennium.
The very skills that make Webb such a great detective ensure she leads a life of bitter alienation. Being able to understand what people feel has its disadvantages. We lie all the time. Normal people learn how to hide their dislike and distrust of strangers, but Webb sees right through that and can tell how weirded out people are by her. Hers is a lonely life, punctuated by sudden violence, empty affairs, and psychological demons the likes of which you and I are lucky not to know! In fact, her only two good relationships are with in-the-trenches partner Chan, and a man in a coma. Oh, and being a gay ex-marine who rarely thinks before she acts and is too stubborn to back down (much less change the name "Spider Webb") doesn't help Webb's situation that much, either.
That's the hand she's dealt; that's the hand she plays. The romance angles, be they between Webb and Carrie Long, or Tommy Chan and his wife Laura, are some of the best of the book, and make a nice break from the shadowy goings-on, while simultaneously upping the stakes by showing what Webb and Chan stand to lose should they fail to keep a step ahead of the game.
Selina Rosen does an outstanding job of conveying the claustrophobic confines of maintaining a cover-up while investigating a cover-up. She handles secondary characters with respect as well, moving them up in priority and forcing the reader to invest in these most vulnerable characters. Tommy Chan is especially well done. As long-suffering friend of Spider Webb, he's seen her come through "in the shit" as the kids say, and they've formed bonds. But then, he's not an empath. He's just a regular second-generation Asian-American struggling with his interracial marriage and putting himself out there on the edge against the Man, his spooks, and things much worse than empaths. Robby Strange, low-income handyman and terrible swift sword of justice, also stands out. Take your brooding anti-hero, make him a bit on the slow side, then give him a lot of familial responsibility and you've got Robby Strange. He handles it all well, considering.
In many ways I was reminded of M. Night Shyamalan's in its examination of the burdens of having any kind of special power. Especially something like knowing who the bad guys are and having to decide what to do now.
One of the things about realistic characters is that, like real people, they are infuriatingly self-centered at times, and often their own worst enemies. This makes for some very tense reading at times, as the reader is forced to wonder who will winthe villains, the protagonist, or the protagonist's self-destructive traits.
And that's a nice problem for a reader to have.
Morgan Ploutz, April, 2006
Morgan Ploutz, April, 2006
by Selina Rosen
Strange Robby is
many things -- a love story, a sci-fi tale, a murder mystery, a dark comedy -- all rolled
into one. Really, its just a good read. The book focuses on a police detective named
Spider Webb (the unusual moniker was a gift from her eccentric late mother) and her
partner Tommy Chan, set sometime in the not too distant future. Spider and Tommy are
working one of the biggest cases in the history of
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