The #Thrilling #Anthology #Series: Journeys of Wonder


Genre:  Adult Speculative FictionSynopsis:Journeys of Wonder is a new anthology of genre fiction. We’ve assembled three talented writers to bring you five chilling tales that are guaranteed to keep you up at night – or at least make you turn on the lights.

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Featured in the First Volume:
The Door: Six people are stuck in a room with no memory of how they got there while a fear of the unknown keeps them from opening the only exit they have.

Blackout: A terrifying tale of a young woman whose memory is shattered and a creepy neighbor who is not all that he seems.

Infinity: Two brothers, forced to travel through time to save the world from an unspeakable evil, have little idea of what they have actually gotten themselves into.

Eye of the Wolf: A young girl struggles against the power of the full moon as she tries to hide her deadly secret from her family.

Afterdeath: In a future where our journey beyond death is no longer a mystery, the promise of eternal love waits, unless you break the rules.

Add Journeys of Wonder – Volume 1 to your Goodreads Shelf

Author Links:
Ian Kezsbom
Lisa Gail Green
Leslie S. Rose
Deborah D. Pasachoff
Matt Filer

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Featured in the Second Volume:

CAL: A young man challenges his father after falling in love with a cybernetic life form.

The Terrible, Perfect Duet: Cicadas, insomnia, and high school. What could possibly be more horrifying?

Helios: As humanity flees the wrath of Earth’s dying Sun, a daughter’s quest to claim her birthright jeopardizes the chance to escape.

Encrypted: Spies. Codes. Murder. A thriller about a man on the run – hiding a secret that others would kill for.

Lighting the Sacred Way: Set during the time of the Roman Empire, a woman tries to vanquish the evil spirit residing within her. One that arrived on the day her husband was murdered.

Add Journeys of Wonder – Volume 2 to your Goodreads Shelf

Author Links:
Ian Kezsbom
Lisa Gail Green
Leslie S. Rose
Deborah D. Pasachoff
Trysta A. Bissett
S.P. Sipal
Suzanne O’Dell

Featured in this volume are:

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Tooth and Nail, by Trysta A. Bissett:  “I yanked off my last remaining fingernail, crying out. My ragged toothless gums, my bruised fingertips, the calloused ends of my toes ached in response. There was nothing left to give. This would be the last time.”

Downstage, by Leslie S. Rose:  “I would sell my soul to the hot angel of freakin’ death to have Bonita back here next to me in the dark. Another chance to push her. I’ll show her real acting when I weep and scream as she drops.”

The Edge of Insanity, by Ian Kezsbom:  “We tried to fight, but how can you fight something with no form, with no body? We tried to run, but there was nowhere to go. All we could do was hide.”

Skin on Skin, by Lisa Gail Green:  “A split second to him becomes a lifetime for me. The first thing that comes clear is the rage. Intense. Consuming. My body shakes with it. My vision blurs.”

Transformations, by Martina A. Boone:  “The more he considered the odd shafts of light, the more he was sure it wasn’t coincidence that he was seeing them on the equinox. And if that was the case, they meant something. Pointed to something.”

Add Journeys of Wonder – Volume 3 to your Goodreads Shelf

Author Links:
Trysta A. Bissett
Ian Kezsbom
Lisa Gail Green
Leslie S. Rose
Deborah D. Pasachoff
Martina A. Boone
Jenny Ceja Lee

Buy the Journeys of Wonder Volumes:
Amazon:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0088Q0YC2
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B009SNLA3G
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00DPN1NN2

Website: http://www.journeysofwonder.com
Twitter: @journeyswonder
Blog: http://www.journeysofwonder.com/blog
Fuzzbom Publishing Profile
Fuzzbom Publishing was started by Ian Kezsbom and his wife, Deborah Pasachoff. Their first books were the Journeys of Wonders anthologies, which came to life with the help of their writing partners Lisa Gail Green and Leslie S. Rose. Their first novel, The Binding Stone by Lisa Gail Green – a YA Paranormal, was published this past year to excellent reviews (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00CRFBA7I).

Phew!! That was a LOONG introduction to the books I am reading!! But this is a packet review and I am so glad I noticed this blog tour email in time!!

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I’d been craving for a good book of horror or the unexplained for a long time. I have always loved stories of horror and those which end in a question mark. For someone who always wanted to be an author, I guess I enjoyed the process of creating my own story or even alternate stories from where the stories ended.

Right, when I got the email for a blog tour I was already late in signing up and I said I am going to at least try. So here I am with the review.

Volume 1: This was the first step, the first collection of short stories and WOW!! These short stories all ended in the big question mark and made me speculate and even put myself in the character’s places. My favorites were Door, Infinity and Blackout and they still stay with me long after I completed the book. That’s what an author really wants, I guess, to have his/her story stay long after it’s been read. I was mighty impressed with the level of writing. Tge stories were short and impacting. I knew this series would be a gem.

Volume 2: After the first story, CAL, I was just blown away. I knew that it had somehow set the bar very high for the rest of the book. I enjoyed all stories from this volume. These leaned towards sci-fi and dystopia. This was a great sequel to the first book. When I read the story Helios, I could really feel for the protagonist. It also made me wonder about how the world would be once everything was destroyed. Of what use were your laurels when the sun itself was destroying you and your world? It rang an ominous note saying that we had better change our unsustainable consumption patterns or else it would bite us very soon. Even though this was grim, I did get inspired to take the plunge and do something for the environment and I really hope every reader feels that too. I’m not sure that was the writer’s intent, just my afterthought about the story.

Volume 3: This felt like the popular saying, Best for the Last!! This volume ventured into horror and it was really scary. The stories were what I’d expect from an R.L Stine and I loved it. The first story was enough to put me in a world of my own. Wow!! This book really finished things off in style for me.

I loved this anthology which is evidenced by how quickly I finished reading it. It inspired me to write my own short story and perhaps have a go at an anthology like this. And that was the highlight for me.

My Rating: 4.5/5

I have had the most amazing week taking time out to read this book and I hope you pick this series up ASAP!!

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5 thoughts on “The #Thrilling #Anthology #Series: Journeys of Wonder

  1. Pingback: One Final Review | Journeys of Wonder

  2. Wow, thank you so much for your kind words. I’m so glad Helios had that effect on you. Yes, I’m in a constant state of worry about what we are doing to the Earth. It astounds me how many people do ignore the scary truths that face our environment this very minute.

    • Thank you for writing!! Yes we are extremely blasé about the consequences of our actions and I’d hate it to be fatal
      I figure we should all do our bit to protect the environment, home compost, plant trees and save electricity. The need of the hour is both awareness and action.

      PS: Maybe we should do an anthology of dystopia related to the environment 😉

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