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First a few important announcements:

1. Wow! Due to the veritable avalanche of super-exciting features, interviews and posts that are still waiting in line, I am happy to announce that I’m extending THE EARTH SHIFTER Virtual Tour into May. Still to come: Real Russia Video Journey 2: Spectacular Moscow, new dramatic video/audio excerpts, new reviews & features! And of course, don’t miss our Mega-giveaway grand finale on May 31! There’s still time to enter!

Ray House 32. In the excitement of the launch, I somehow forgot to mention that I have started my own brand & publishing house dedicated to publishing and promoting literature with conscience, message and meaning. After a lot of deliberations, I’ve decided to call it RAY HOUSE. Going forward, all my books will carry the Ray House logo and designation.

3. YA Revolution is gaining momentum and I hope to have more activities going on soon. It is a grassroots movement, and all authors interested in literature with message & meaning are encouraged to join and network! Read more here.

And now, today’s feature:

Exciting and notable 2013 thriller releases for all ages! This is an article generously shared by author Joshua Lisec. Featured on his blog and syndicated to his publisher’s website, it includes the new releases by Dan Brown, Josh Lisec and yours truly. 

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2013: Year of the Thriller ~ Dan Brown, Lada Ray, Joshua Lisec, and More!

Thriller readers of all ages and tastes have plenty to look forward to this year. Veteran blockbuster authors James Rollins and Dan Brown are cranking out guaranteed hits, and up-and-comer’s of the genre Lada Ray and Joshua Lisec are making a splash of their own.

Without further ado, here are the authors who are making 2013 the Year of the Thriller

  • The Blood Gospel
  • James Rollins & Rebecca Cantrell
  • William Morrow and Company
  • January 8


2013 started off with a descent into an arcane underworld of ancient vampires with James Rollins’ and Rebecca Cantrell’s The Blood Gospel. The first of the their Order of the Sanguines series, The Blood Gospel treats readers to both the scientific breakthroughs and unveiled treasures that pepper Rollins’ SIGMA Force series as well as the gothic horror style of Cantrell.

Here’s the scoop on the novel from the official book trailer…

From crumbling tombs to splendorous churches, confront a past that traces back thousands of years, to a time when ungodly beasts hunted the dark spaces of the world, to a moment in history when Christ made a miraculous offer, a pact of salvation for those who were damned for eternity. Some books should never be found, never opened—until now.

Check out the authors websites: www.jamesrollins.com and www.rebeccacantrell.com. Get your copy of The Blood Gospel from Amazon.com today!

  • The Phoenix Reich & The Compass
  • Joshua Lisec
  • DonnaInk Publications
  • March 30


Spring ushers in the emergence of debut novelist Joshua Lisec’s first title in the Max Meyers Adventure series, The Phoenix Reich. A fast-paced thriller set against the backdrop of World War II mysteries and the reality of modern-day Nazi conspiracies, The Phoenix Reich introduces adventure hero-in-the-making Max Meyers.

Lisec is the Featured Author of publishing house DonnaInk Publications, a rising star in the 21st century’s publishing industry. Here’s a taste of the novel for interested readers…

 Find the killer, restore your father’s legacy, save the world…all before finals week.

When underachieving college student Max Meyers learns that the death of his father, a popular United States Senator, has been prematurely ruled a suicide, he sets out on a mission to learn the truth—a mission that leads him to uncover an international conspiracy dating back to the final days of Nazi Germany.

You can download The Compass, a Short Story Prequel to The Phoenix Reich, for FREE just by e-mailing a request to thecompass@donnaink.org. To get your copy of The Phoenix Reich at an exclusive discounted price from the publisher, click here.

You can follow Joshua’s journey as a wunderkind of thrillers at www.joshualisec.wordpress.com,www.goodreads.com/JoshuaLisec, and www.twitter.com/JoshuaLisec. Feel free to check out the assortment of DonnaInk Publications’ other talented authors at http://www.donnaink.org.

  • The Earth Shifter & Gold Train
  • Lada Ray
  • Ray House
  • Apil 10

Year of the thriller set

Lada Ray’s The Earth Shifter is a top-rated visionary fantasy/thriller set on Sacred Lake Baikal in Siberia, in Moscow and New York. Immerse yourself in global conspiracy and remote viewing, visit fantastic realms of Heaven and Earth, rub shoulders with shamans, shifters, psychic spies and Russian oligarchs. Grab onto and hold close the endearing and spectacular characters, and root for Time and Mind Shifter, Sasha, in her quest to find her destiny!

From the true story of Grigory Rasputin and Tunguska Meteorite explosion to secret Russian and US psychic spy programs, The Earth Shifter is a fantasy cleverly intertwined with true history and modern world events. Don’t look for sword fights or deadly lightning bolts; the powers described here are much more subtle, and therefore, infinitely more Earth Shifting!

You can get a hold of The Earth Shifter from Amazon (Amazon US & UK) or Barnes & Noble, (B&N)!

Begin your love affair with Russia! Lada Ray’s second 2013 novel, Gold Train,  is a gripping mystery/thriller based on true historic events.

1918: Civil War in Russia. The entire gold reserve of the Russian Empire vanishes without a trace. But what if it’s about to resurface? And what if it’s about to be used to shift the global balance of power?

Today: Jade Snow, international journalist and sexy super-sleuth turned spy extraordinaire, travels to Russia to reconnect with her heritage and investigate tantalizing mystery of the Gold Train. Instead, she lands in the middle of a deadly conspiracy threatening to change the fate of one of the world’s most powerful nations. Refusing to be a pawn in a struggle of forces beyond her control, she must choose between her worst friends and best enemies. She can trust only her exceptional wit, quick thinking, unwavering determination, and a generous dollop of psychic abilities to accomplish her impossible task and fulfill her destiny!

You can get a hold of Gold Train from Amazon (Amazon US & UK) or Barnes & Noble (B&N)!

Born in Russia, Lada Ray is a world traveler, linguist, financial consultant, Feng Shui Master, shaman, futurist, and metaphysics/spirituality researcher. Lada holds a Master’s Degree in comparative linguistics, is fluent in several languages and has traveled to over twenty six countries on most continents. She is the author of the Accidental Spy Adventure Series, including Gold Train (Accidental Spy Russia Adventure), Stepford USA (Accidental Spy Small Town Adventure), and Green Desert (Prequel). Lada has just released a visionary fantasy/thriller, The Earth Shifter. Coming soon: Earth Keepers Chronicles: Origins (Catharsis, Lemurian Crystal, Atlantis).

You can meet up with Lada on her official author site (LadaRay.com), her author blog (LadaRay.wordpress.com), her geopolitcs & predictions blog (futuristrendcast.wordpress.com), on Twitter (@LadaTweets), and on Goodreadsand Youtube.

  • Inferno
  • Dan Brown
  • Transworld Publishers
  • May 14


Four words. Dan Brown is back.

That says it all. Nearly three years after Dan Brown’s last novel, The Lost Symbol, the fourth adventure of symbologist Robert Langdon has arrived. The world’s greatest thriller author is taking readers back to Europe for an incredible mystery of Italian artwork, medieval puzzles, and ominous conspiracy, all based on Dante Alighieri’s Inferno. Check out the deets from www.danbrown.com

In Inferno, we have the added excitement of following Robert Langdon back to the heart of Europe, where he becomes entwined in a mystery that has global ramifications…tied to the ominous and truly mesmerizing details of Dante’s masterful work.

You can pre-order a hardcover or eBook version of Dan Brown’s Inferno from Amazon.com here.