Category Archives: Luft Books

Presenting ETHAN WEISS AND THE CITY BETWEEN TWO RIVERS

Ethan_Weiss_Front_Cover copyOn April 15th, 2015, Luft Books will release R. Diskin Black’s ETHAN WEISS AND THE CITY BETWEEN TWO RIVERS. Pre-order your Kindle copy today for only $2.99.

This world is far, far from all there is. Ethan Weiss knows that. At the age of ten, Ethan enjoys imagining the endless possibilities of infinite parallel universes—worlds with one moon or maybe three moons instead of two, or worlds where dinosaurs survived the Great Plague of the Middle Ages and continue to roam the land. Even worlds where his father is still alive.

Ethan lives on Jane Street with his mother and grandfather in a neighborhood called West Bohemia. In Ethan’s world, people fondly recall the first woman president, Eleanor Roosevelt. Peafowl roam everywhere, causing a nuisance. Marvelous winged flying machines called pterosoars dock at the mast of the Empire State Building. And a rare and wondrous yellow-naped Amazon parrot named Churchill squawks an ominous phrase: “Enslave the city! Enslave the city!” Where did Churchill learn this, and what exactly does it mean?

As darkness approaches and evil spreads through the streets, Ethan finds himself smack in the middle of a war nobody saw coming, and the liberation of his city ultimately rests with him. While history unfolds around him, Ethan slowly comes to terms with the death of his father. The journey he takes proves greater than his personal grief as he learns that, like all fatherless boys, he can grow beyond his own heartbreaking loss.

ETHAN WEISS is geared toward sophisticated middle-grade readers, though there’s a lot that adults will be able to get out of it as well. As in his wonderful debut novel, Zombie Scout: The Diary of Jack Sullivan, R. Diskin Black once again gives us a precocious, empathetic hero who shows great courage and growth when placed in a dangerous predicament.

Evan Allen’s FOUR EMPERORS is almost here!

Four Emperors  cover copyOn January 16th, 2015, Luft Books will release Evan Allen’s steamy urban fantasy/gay romance, FOUR EMPERORS. Pre-order it now for Kindle for only $2.99.

Contains graphic sexual content. For mature readers only. Murder, mayhem, and sexy supernatural shenanigans take center stage in FOUR EMPERORS, Evan Allen’s witty, steamy tale of intrigue in the Emerald City. 

When a young waiter at Seattle’s hottest nightclub vanishes, Alex Lin—private eye by day, reckless party boy by night—goes undercover to find him. After Alex clashes with the club’s sinister yet seductive owner, Daniel Bitter, he gets swept into a tangled tale that began two thousand years ago in ancient China, then finds himself caught in the middle of a no-holds-barred grudge match between a quartet of super-powered siblings and their shadowy foe. As Alex starts to fall hard for prime suspect Daniel, his increasingly messy and chaotic personal life threatens to bring his entire investigation crashing down around him.

This book is sheer fun. It’s sharp, funny, and sleazy in the best kind of way.  Check it out — I have a hunch this one is going to be big.

Introducing DEMON CITY

Demon_City_KindleLuft Books is thrilled to announce the release of Morgan Richter’s DEMON CITY.

In her follow-up to WRONG CITY, Morgan Richter once again takes readers inside a treacherous, alluring version of Los Angeles, where enigmatic supernatural forces manipulate the oblivious inhabitants from behind the scenes.

Felix Dockweiler—former model, current entertainment reporter, and the star of such films as “Frat Party USA”—yearns for fame at any cost. A callow young Omaha native struggling to make an impact in image-obsessed, celebrity-driven Hollywood, Felix torments, exhausts, and starves himself while chasing after a goal that always lies just out of his grasp.

Felix’s fragile status quo is disrupted when a seductive yet violent pair of fire demons blaze into town and rack up a body count while hunting down his troubled younger brother, Michael. As the temperature rises and out-of-control wildfires threaten the city, Felix’s own search for Michael takes him from Hollywood parties to Skid Row flophouses and all points in between. To save Michael, Felix pursues a dangerous alliance with Sparky Mother, a charismatic and unfathomably powerful entertainment mogul with more than a few skeletons in his closet. Meanwhile, Felix’s attempts to secure the job of his dreams begin to look more and more like a negotiation for his mortal soul.

DEMON CITY is available in paperback for $11.00 and as a Kindle-formatted ebook for $2.99.

Read a new chapter of BIAS CUT

Bias Cut low resBack in January, the official Luft Books Twitter feed tweeted out a brand-new chapter-length epilogue to Morgan Richter’s award-winning novel BIAS CUT. This chapter also serves as something of a bridge between BIAS CUT and its alternate-timeline post-apocalyptic counterpart, LONELY SATELLITE, in that original characters from LONELY SATELLITE who were not featured in BIAS CUT appear in the new material.

The new chapter is now available below as a PDF. Click the link to discover the further adventures of Laurie Sparks and Nicola Strozyk.

Read the BIAS CUT missing chapter as a PDF.

Introducing Morgan Richter’s PREPPIES OF THE APOCALYPSE

preppies of the apocalypse eMorgan Richter’s young-adult fantasy novel PREPPIES OF THE APOCALYPSE is now available exclusively as a Kindle-format ebook for the special price of $0.99.

Still reeling from a devastating tragedy, Kit Garrett struggles to adjust to his fancy new prep school. When his estranged older sister Ivy starts undergoing a frightening physical transformation, Kit embarks upon a quest to save her. He follows Ivy into a cave near his school and finds himself stranded twenty years in the future, after a mysterious catastrophe has obliterated almost all traces of human life. 

Accompanied by his nemesis Ashley, the star of the school’s lacrosse team, Kit makes his way across a destroyed land in search of his sister. Defenseless and in way over their heads, Kit and Ashley face off against a succession of dangerous and bizarre creatures: vicious imps with a taste for human flesh, telepathic cockroaches, and a gorgeous but lethal glass dragon. While Ivy struggles to come to terms with her ghastly birthright, Kit unearths the long-buried secrets of his own dark past. Kit’s mission becomes clear: rescue Ivy, find a way back to his own time… and save the world, if he can.

Introducing A.K. Adler’s HOOKED

HookedJess has some difficulties to deal with. She’s still coming to terms with the death of her father. She has an ex-boyfriend she can’t get out of her life. She has a mother who disapproves of all her life choices. 

And, with the aid of her flatmate, she’s about to ‘hook’ Niccolo Machiavelli out of the 16th Century and into the 21st to star on her reality TV show. 

The last may not have been her finest idea.

A.K. Adler’s HOOKED is now available as an ebook. Look for the paperback version in the coming weeks.

LONELY SATELLITE and WRONG CITY are now available in softcover.

LONELY SATELLITE and WRONG CITY, both by Morgan Richter, are now both available in softcover.

Lonely SatelliteLONELY SATELLITE – In 1984, a global nuclear catastrophe almost destroyed the world. Thirty years later, American society struggles to rebuild in the face of widespread fear, sickness and paranoia, as the chasm between the haves and the have-nots continues to grow. While fleeing from a gang of marauders, Laurie Sparks, a beautiful young monk with an appetite for the good life and a knack for finding trouble, seeks refuge within a sinister subterranean church and inadvertently exposes the dangerous secrets of his past. Laurie’s adventures take him from desert wastelands to the decaying ruins of once-great cities, from seedy strip clubs and casinos to glamorous yachts on the Pacific and luxurious Park Avenue penthouses. In between nursing a whopping crush on his handsome traveling companion, Jonathan, and dodging the attentions of lechers, miscreants and murderers, Laurie yearns for clean sheets and room service and dreams of becoming the first television star of the post-apocalyptic age.

An alternate-timeline reimagining of Morgan Richter’s award-winning novel BIAS CUT, LONELY SATELLITE is a story about how hope may be found in the middle of desolation, how allies pop up in the unlikeliest of places, and how the apocalypse is easier to face with liberal doses of champagne and frequent bubble baths.

Wrong City 9780985976828WRONG CITY – While serving hors d’oeuvres to the beautiful people at a glittery Hollywood party, an aspiring young screenwriter named Vish meets Sparky, a charismatic stranger who claims to be able to do amazing things for Vish’s career. Vish’s attempts to find out more about Sparky set in motion a string of bizarre events, leading to a cushy writing gig on a hit TV series and a too-good-to-be-true romance with Troy, a sweet-natured starlet with a dangerous alter ego. After Troy dumps him without explanation, a heartbroken Vish tries to uncover what went wrong in their relationship. His quest for answers leads him deep into Los Angeles’ seedy, supernatural underbelly, where struggling artists are a disposable commodity and fame often comes at a mortal cost. Vish finds himself at the center of a high-stakes battle between ancient forces for dominance in the entertainment industry. With a foul creature living in the earth beneath his apartment complex, a vicious coterie of murderous surf bums dogging his every move, and a disturbing lack of trustworthy allies, Vish’s best chance for survival lies with the mysterious and powerful Sparky. Vish must track down Sparky before he becomes the latest victim of Hollywood’s deadly allure.

WRONG CITY retails for $11.00; LONELY SATELLITE is $12.00. Both books are also available as Kindle-formatted ebooks from Amazon.

Buy LONELY SATELLITE in paperback

Buy WRONG CITY in paperback

LONELY SATELLITE is now available for Kindle

Lonely Satellite on Kindle

Morgan Richter’s LONELY SATELLITE is now available as a Kindle-format ebook from Luft Books. A paperback version will be available for purchase wherever books are sold within the next couple of weeks; we’ll post information about the official release date as soon as it becomes available.

In 1984, a global nuclear catastrophe almost destroyed the world. Thirty years later, American society struggles to rebuild in the face of widespread fear, sickness and paranoia, as the chasm between the haves and the have-nots continues to grow.

While fleeing from a gang of marauders, Laurie Sparks, a beautiful young monk with an appetite for the good life and a knack for finding trouble, seeks refuge within a sinister subterranean church and inadvertently exposes the dangerous secrets of his past. Laurie’s adventures take him from desert wastelands to the decaying ruins of once-great cities, from seedy strip clubs and casinos to glamorous yachts on the Pacific and luxurious Park Avenue penthouses. In between nursing a whopping crush on his handsome traveling companion, Jonathan, and dodging the attentions of lechers, miscreants and murderers, Laurie yearns for clean sheets and room service and dreams of becoming the first television star of the post-apocalyptic age.

An alternate-timeline reimagining of Morgan Richter’s award-winning novel BIAS CUT, LONELY SATELLITE is a story about how hope may be found in the middle of desolation, how allies pop up in the unlikeliest of places, and how the apocalypse is easier to face with liberal doses of champagne and frequent bubble baths.

Purchase the ebook version of LONELY SATELLITE for $4.99 here.