Flame Book Blitz

Title: FlameFlame

Series: The Bionics #5

Author:  Alicia Michaels

Published:  June 27th, 2014 by Crimson Tree Publishing

Word Count:  39,000

Genre:  NA Sci-Fi Romance

Content Warning:  Minor violence, coarse language, and mild sexual content

Recommended Age:  16+


War has come to the United States. It’s been brewing for years as the government and Military Police wage war on the outcasts known as the Bionics. It’s spilling out into the streets as the militant Rejects continue to wage war against the ‘inferior’ humans, the M.P.s are raiding neighborhoods and putting Bionics to death, and I am fighting alongside the Resistance to save our kind from extinction. To top it all off, the president has now declared martial law, and the rights of American citizens are being stripped away one by one.

Together, with the vigilante known as The Patriot, and my Resistance family, I am prepared to fight the impossible fight, to stand up for what’s right. From a single spark, our little rebellion has grown into a revolution, a roaring fire that will envelop the nation. At the same time, things in my personal life are finally turning around. I’m in love with a beautiful girl who loves me back, and we might have a shot at a real future … unless the enemy manages to snatch away from me everything that I hold dear.


Be sure to grab your copy of book one, The Bionics, on Amazon for FREE!! Continue reading “Flame Book Blitz”

Wednesday Briefs: June 25, 2014

This week Avery is taking a break from writing on Bad Blood. From the suggestions she’s had, the story is going to be much longer than originally anticipated. This is not a bad thing, but she prefers to share shorter pieces of fiction here. In fact, she’s been practicing the art of flash fiction. With any luck, it will get easier the more she does it!!

Photo courtesy of Kevin Mitnak
Photo courtesy of Kevin Mitnak

This week’s story is titled Riding Lessons. Please note that this story is NSFW!! To give you a clue, the prompt for this story was “Spread ’em.” Continue reading “Wednesday Briefs: June 25, 2014”

Wednesday Briefs: June 18, 2014

Photo courtesy of Kevin Mitnak
Photo courtesy of Kevin Mitnak

The prompt Avery picked for this story is “Get on with it.” What you are about to read is the second installment of Bad Blood. If you recall from last time, we learned that Victor (a vampire) had been arrested for killing several sorority girls. Judd is mortified and not sure what to make of the news, given the awesome time he had with Victor. Chapter 2 gives us insight into Victor’s current situation.

 Bad Blood

Chapter 2

by Avery Dawes

Victor paced the confines of his small cell. The Paranormal Police Force had quickly discovered they couldn’t house vampires in human jails without retrofitting them for beings that had superior strength and senses. Giving into his frustration, Victor lashed out at the cement wall, which did nothing more than break some bones in his hand and scrape his knuckles. Before long, though, they would be back to normal. He cursed at the camera mounted in the far corner of the room before flipping off whoever kept watch over him. The bastards had turned the multitude of lights up to their highest setting, which caused a throbbing sensation behind his eyes. He turned his back to the camera before massaging his temples. Victor didn’t want to give the arrogant Detective Finan the satisfaction of knowing his tactics caused Victor distress. Although, the squirrely detective was probably hard at work – practicing his creative writing skills as he prepared the charges against Victor. Cause there’s no way he can have proof I killed those girls!

As a nearly 248 year old vampire, Victor had impeccable control of his thirst. Unlike the young vamps in the main holding area of the jail. That thought caused him to chuckle; one of the newbie vamps tried to get the best of Victor. When the “old fart” ignored the newbie’s taunts – “how much gel did it take to spike your hair” or “you really need to dress your age”, the guy tried some martial arts spinning move – much to his own detriment, of course. Now, Victor just wished for a shower to wash the young vamp’s blood out of his designer jeans. Sad to say, his punishment meant a transfer to the solitary confinement wing. Continue reading “Wednesday Briefs: June 18, 2014”

Wednesday Briefs: June 11, 2014

The prompt that I used for Avery’s flash fiction is “What kind of blood do you have, I think you’re my type.” I hope that you enjoy the below story. It is the first chapter in what will be either a short story or novella. Happy reading!

Photo courtesy of Kevin Mitnak
Photo courtesy of Kevin Mitnak

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Bad Blood by Avery Dawes

Chapter 1

Judd rolled over, kicking at the twisted bed sheets as his head pounded to the beat of the school’s drum line.

A groan escaped his cotton-filled mouth while he rubbed at his eyes, trying to recall what he’d done last night that left him feeling like he’d endured one too many spin cycles in the washer.

 Think, Judd, think. Blow the lint out of whatever brain cells you have left.

Slowly, details of last night’s escapade came to him. Yesterday was Friday, the last day of the spring semester. Once he and his friends had completed their final exams, they headed out to Starry Nightz, the local gay club – a club that was conveniently in walking distance to Judd’s tiny studio apartment. Continue reading “Wednesday Briefs: June 11, 2014”