ALex, Who Won His War

by Chester Aaron

Alex, Who Won His War

 

 

War comes to Connecticut

For 14-year-old Alex Kellar, the war can’t be over soon enough. His beloved older brother Oliver is with the 101st Airborne, right in the heart of Nazi Germany’s last-ditch battle for survival.

That battle is about to come closer to home, beginning with Alex and his friend Larry discovering a drowned man washed up on the beach. When the body is identified as a German spy, the boys bask for a brief time in the spotlight. It’s an exhilarating moment.

Except once the spotlight is gone, Alex discovers that spy was not alone, and the lives of two elderly women his brother made him promise to look after—not to mention Alex’s parents and older sister—are in great danger. Dare he tell the authorities the secret? If he doesn’t, will it betray all Oliver is fighting to protect?

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ISBN:    9781936144266

Print price:   $13.99, at 240 pages

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You can get a taste by reading the sample chapters below.
 

News

 

Artist Kim Antell had one of her photographs featured in the Spring 2015 literary journal, The Rio Review, at Austin Community College.

 

Artist Yehoshua Reyez shares more art from his creation Axsorg! – a time-faring, psychic, were-spider!

 

Cover Desginer Tamian Wood shares her Cover Design Portfolio Beyond Design International 2014 video featuring a ton of ZP titles. Another ZP Artist Cathy Helms created the video. It showcases both of their skills quite nicely!

 

Rajendra Kher signed a contract with Platinum Press (LeadStart Publishing group) for his non-fiction title EMPIRE OF THE GODS. The book will be available in print in 2016. Congrats!

 

Appearances

 

May 29-31, 2015 – Author Gloria Oliver will be at the FanExpoDallas/Dallas ComicCon in the artist alley section. Come on by and say “Howdy!”

 

Book Trailers

 

This month is a book trailer is for Dorien Grey’s mystery novel from ZP’s Boundless Imprint called – Dante’s Circle

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Crazy as a Quilt

by Arlene Sachitano

 

Family can be murder

A quilting conference brings Harriet Truman face-to-face with a past she had been happy to forget. Then she learns the quilter staying at Aiden Jalbert’s house is an old flame whose real agenda might not involve needle and thread.

Then the old flame is found dead in Aiden’s temporary living quarters, and all the evidence points to him. Unless Harriet and the Threads can track down the real killer, Harriet’s blooming romance may wither on the stem.

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ISBN:    9781612712826

Print price:   $13.99, at 228 pages

eBook price:   $6.99

 

 

 

News

Graphic Artist April Martinez is celebrating a birthday this month. Join us in wishing her a Happy Birthday!

The magic number 42. Douglas Adams would be proud. 😛

Artist Yehoshua Reyez has been busy working on his creation Axsorg! – a time-faring, psychic, were-spider!

He’s got more! So we’ll be sharing some more of Yehoshua’s cool concepts next month!

Cover Desginer Tamian Wood won an E-book Cover Design Gold Star Award! Fantastic!

  

Look at the beautiful art from artist Charles Bernard. A werewolf in love!

Rie Sheridan Rose’s short story collection RieTales from Mocha Memoirs will debut this month

Alana Lorens will be teaching a fiction writing course at the Corry Hi-Ed through the month of April, focusing on writing with diversity and creating interesting, sometimes out of this world settings.

Appearances

Apr 9-12, 2015 – Author Rie Sheridan Rose will be attending the Austin International Poetry Festival as well as participating in workshops and readings.

April 22-25, 2015 – Author Arlene Sachitano will be signing her new book, Crazy as a Quilt at the AQS Quilt week show in Paducah Kentucky. She’ll be in the Craftmans Touch Book Booth from 9-6 and Saturday 9-5.

Ma2 2, 2015 – Author Roberta Rogow will have a 15-minute “Author’s Alley” slot at Malice Domestic, the mystery convention in Bethesda MD, at 1 PM, talking about WorldBuilding, Real and Fanciful.

Book Trailers

This month is a book trailer is for Christine Marciniak’s young adult novel Honestly, Ali!

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News

Artist Kaolin Fire has a darling drawing app he originally created for his son called “Baby Paints” – Let your toddler or infant paint your screen with fingers and toes—a screenful of notes and colors will keep them entertained for hours, dragging their attention back if they stray.

 

Kim Baccellia received an OCCRWA Rose for signing her contract for Book 3 of the Goddesses series with ZP! Nice!

 

Here’s a sample of work by artist Bill Neagle – nice stuff!

 

Cover Desginer Tamian Wood is running a SPECIAL! 20% off a Book Cover design with 2 new clients and 10% off referrals.

 

Also send kind thoughts for Tamian and her dog Poppy. Poor thing has pneumonia and is keeping his parents very worried.

 

Artist Charles Bernard has New FREE art instruction videos! The free videos are a nice introduction to his Complete Illustration Art Course from Online Art Academy! A great way to get an art education without having to spend thousands of dollars going to a classroom art school.

 

Rie Sheridan Rose was the editor on Avast, Ye Airships, a new steampunk anthology. She also has a short story in Malice: Some Are Born Bad. On the ZP side, the second volume of the Conn-Mann Chronicles entitled “The Nearly Notorious Nun” is now in edits and will possibly be making its debut later this year!

 

Rajendra Kher has signed a contract with Leadstart Publshing House (Platinum Press), India for his English novel: ‘UDAYAN; The Musician King of Vatsa’. The novel will be available in Paperback and all electronic formats throughout India in 160 cities and also abroad. Congratulations!

 

Artist Brad Fraunfelter has been busy! Below is one of his newest cover creations. It was even picked as the Editor’s Choice at the Advanced Photoshop Magazine! Congrats!

 

Appearances

 

Mar 12-15, 2015 – Author Gloria Oliver andChibiChains will be in Addison in the Dealers Room during All-Con 2015.

 

Mar 12-15, 2015 – Author Rie Sheridan Rose and Elizabeth Burton will be in San Antonio for EPICon 2015.

 

Mar 21-22, 2015 – Author Roberta Rogow will be attending The Liberty State Writer’s Conference in Woodridge, NJ.

 

Book Trailers

 

This month is a book trailer is for Gloria Oliver’s fantasy novel The Price of Mercy

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News

 

ZP is still working to update our ebook store so we can get download links for your purchases and some other fancy capabilities. Feb-March we’re hoping will be our lucky months!

Greg Austin’s Sci-fi screenplay SIAN was a finalist at the Fantastic Planet Film Festival! The short story version, Morgan Jones and Greg Austin co-wrote with his brother, won a contest to be published in the 2015 Sci-fi anthology, Words in Future Tense. Super Congrats, guys!

Here’s a look at Tamian Wood’s lovely book cover work for another group.

 

 

Appearances

Feb 7-8, 2015 – Author Gloria Oliver andChibiChains will be at the Irving Convention Center as part of Dallas ComicCon Fan Days 2.0

Feb 13-16, 2015 – Author Roberta Rogow will be attending Boskone 52 in Boston, MA.

Fed 13-15, 2015 – Gloria Oliver andChibiChains will be at ConDFW in DallasElizabeth Burton and Rie Sheridan will also be there! Mini ZP Gathering! Woot!

Book Trailers

 

A new feature! We’ll try to post a different book trailer to the front page each month along with the news and monthly appearances.

This month is a book trailer for Christine Marciniak’s Honestly, Ali!.

 

December 2014

News

ZP is still working to update our ebook store so we can get download links for your purchases and some other fancy capabilities. Ran into a couple of issues, but they’re being worked out. This will happen! Soon!

Avalon Graphics aka Cathy Helms won the 2014 Rone Cover Award under the Mystery/Suspense catergory! Congrats!

See more of her cover work here.

Here is a poster artist Brad Fraunfelter made for a client. It includes the five main characters of the ongoing series. Isn’t it gorgeous?

Poster by Brad Fraunfelter

Each character was painted separately and then placed into the overall composite. The main character at center was created through the use of photography of a model in costume, and then was repainted in the computer. Also the Medusa character was created in a similar way. This was a model that was photographed in a studio setting, and was then manipulated and repainted over digitally to add the snake skin, snakes on the hair, jewelry, etc.


 

Appearances

Looks like all our authors are busy with their families this coming holiday season, so no appearance updates for Decemeber. But they do wish you and yours a wonderful set of holidays!

Book Trailers

 

A new feature! We’ll try to post a different book trailer to the front page each month along with the news and monthly appearances.

This month is a book trailer for Gloria Oliver’s Willing Sacrifice.

News

 

ZP is working to update our ebook store so we can get download links for your purchases and some other fancy capabilities. The looks is just about there, but there’s still lots to do. Keep checking back and we’ll let you know when it’s ready. This month we are even closer to ther reveal, but not quite there yet. Soon!

We are delighted to announce that JoSelle Vanderhooft’s Ebenezer is a finalist in the Lesbian Contemporary General Fiction category of the 2014 Rainbow Awards!

 

 

Appearances

 

Gloria Oliver will be at Roll 2 Play Nov 15 in Coppell, TX. She’ll be talking about her books, play Dungeons and Dragons, and stay for the showing of Wolf’s Children. She’ll be sharing the spotlight with the cast and crew of Tauiran Film’s webseries Party Girl.

On Nov 21-23, Roberta Rogow will be part at Philcon in Cherry Hill, NJ.

Roberta Rogow will also be participating at ChessieCon in Baltimore, MD on Nov 28-30.

 

 

Book Trailers

A new feature! We’ll try to post a different book trailer to the front page each month along with the news and monthly appearances.

This month is a book trailer for Dorien Grey’s Caesar’s Fall.

 

Some Enchanted Autumn

by Linda Andrews

Some Enchanted Autumn

 

Autumn leaves aren’t the only thing stirring in Pumpkin this Halloween

 

Avalon Lynch worked hard to escape the tarnish of her witching heritage. Everything she’s ever wanted is within her grasp, until a visit home and a mishap with a skeleton binds her to an offspring of The Dugan—Pumpkin’s equivalent of the Bogeyman.

Nicholas Dugan loves autumn—the changing leaves, the ripening harvest and the tricks played on their neighboring town. He’s content to watch the Halloween fun until a sinister prank reveals his family’s dark past and their cursed future.

Bound by their devotion to their families, Lonnie and Nick search for a mysterious prankster before his malicious tricks destroys both their futures.

Also at Kobo, Google Play, and All Romance eBooks

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ISBN: 9781936144761

 

You heard right!

 

Ebenezer by JoSelle Vanderhooft is a  finalist in the Lesbian Contemporary General Fiction category of the 2014 Rainbow Awards.

 

Finalist in the 2014 Rainbow Awards

 

 

 

 

It’s Christmas Eve in the city that never sleeps, but Ebenezer doesn’t feel like celebrating. Her girlfriend of ten years has just left her, her job as a debt collector is slowly killing her, and worst of all, she hasn’t truly acted in years.

But when three spirits representing the places and ambitions closest to her heart pay her a visit, Ebenezer just might find a reason to end her life???or a reason to keep going.

Set during the global recession, this retelling of Charles Dickens’s immortal classic A Christmas Carol explores the vagaries of growing up and exchanging old dreams for new meaning.

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