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New On The Shelf At Fiction Books This Week … Plus Great Introductory Offer!

This week’s new addition to the shelf here at Fiction Books, comes courtesy of an author whose work I have admired and been reading for some time now and who I know will always have a story to tell, which will keep me turning the pages faster and faster as I get closer to the final climax and which always has the power to surprise and horrify me!

For his latest adventure, Layton has left his regular characters of Dominic and Viktor (‘The Dominic Grey’ series) behind, instead introducing a stand alone story which sounds every bit as exciting and has the added advantage of a great opening price for all his loyal fans.

Picture of an English red post boxMailbox Monday is a gathering place for readers to share the books that came into their house during the last week. Be warned that Mailbox Monday can lead to envy toppling TBR piles and humongous wish lists.

Mailbox Monday now has a permanent home, where links may be added each week. So why not stop by, leave a link to your own Mailbox Monday post, oh! and don’t forget to leave a comment for our three new joint administrators, after all, we all like to receive them … ‘Mailbox Monday’

 Leslie of ‘Under My Apple Tree’

 Serena of ‘Savvy Verse & Wit’

 Vicki of ‘I’d Rather Be At The Beach’

 This is a great way to plan out your reading week and see what others are currently reading as well… you never know where that next “must read” book will come from!

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THE METAXY PROJECT

Rising above a hardscrabble childhood to become a star at one of Atlanta’s most prestigious law firms, Derek Miller is reliving The Great Gatsby in his own backyard. The spell is broken, however, when Derek’s investigation into the death of his mentor, a prominent psychologist, runs afoul of a mysterious government project involving research into psychic phenomena.

As Derek digs deeper, convinced his mentor was murdered, he is plunged into a rabbit hole of government experiments, clandestine figures, and supposed paranormal events. His investigation also puts him at odds with shadowy forces deep within the corridors of power — including those on the top floor of his own law firm.

With his career in shambles, a warrant out for his arrest, and his life in jeopardy, Derek is running out of time to unravel the secrets surrounding his mentor’s research. And if he fails, it’s not just his own life that will be at risk, but the lives of those he holds most dear.

From a theoretical physicist to a clairvoyant housewife to the charismatic pastor of a mega-church, from lavish Southern mansions to desperate urban wasteland, Derek’s investigation turns into a race for survival that hinges on one thing alone: finding, and stopping, the most powerful psychic the world has ever seen.

LAYTON GREEN

Photograph of author Layton Green In addition to writing, Layton Green attended law school in New Orleans   and was a practicing attorney for the better part of a decade (even though he still resents having cut his hair for that first interview). He has also been an intern for the United Nations, an ESL teacher in Central America, a bartender in London, a seller of cheap knives on the streets of Brixton, a door-to-door phone book deliverer, and the list goes downhill from there.

He has travelled to more than fifty countries, lived in a number of them, and has a burning desire to see every country, city, beach, moor, castle, cemetery, twisted street and far flung dot on the map. Religion and cults, as well as all things spiritual and supernatural, have also been a lifelong interest.

INTRODUCTORY OFFER

“Here’s the deal: the novel drops on Friday, May 9, and there will be an opening weekend promotional price of $.99 for two days only (May 9-10) . Then it’s going up. I wanted to try something different by giving my core readers a chance to buy early, at a ridiculously low price. I won’t be able to do this with every book . . . but I’m doing it with this one.”

Layton has also assured me that he will doing everything possible to afford the equivalent great deal, for his loyal readers outside of the USA.

I shall return to update any necessary links, or additional information, so that everyone who wants a copy of ‘The Metaxy Project’, gets it!

I am looking forward to sharing some of your great ‘new finds’ this week, and for all you fans of a good murder /thriller, at this great offer price, why not share my ‘new find’.

Written by
Yvonne

I can’t remember a time, even as a child, when I haven’t been passionate about books and reading.
I began blogging, when I realised just how many other people out there shared my passion for the written word and I have been continually amazed at the wealth of books that are available and the amount of great new friends I have made, from literally 'The Four Corners Of The World'.

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24 comments
    • Hi Cheryl,

      Layton’s usual cast of characters and storyline genres, are generally quite a lot darker and more sinister, so the diversity of characters in this stand alone novel, will be quite interesting to check out, as will the psychic storyline.

      Thanks for stopping by and I hope that you will have a good week.

  • I’m not a fan of murder/thrilllers but I know many readers are. I hope you enjoy it, Yvonne.
    Have a good week. It seems spring will arrive in my area in a few days. Finally!

    • Hi Mary,

      I have to say that murder / mystery and thriller / suspense, are my favourite genres, but that’s not to say that I don’t like the odd romance from time to time. Basically, I will read just about anything that comes my way, with the possible exception of science fiction, which I confess that I don’t really understand!

      Although there are many out there who will disagree with me, Spring has definitely sprung, here in my small corner of the UK. Our garden is awash with the vibrant multi colours of assorted Rhododendrons and Azaleas, which are in bloom a full two weeks early, thus putting the opening plans of many of the specialist gardens in complete disarray.

      Spring and Autumn are definitely my favourite times of the year (notwithstanding the Spring tree pollen), as I am not much of a one for the really hot weather, or sitting out in the sun.

      Thanks for stopping by and i hope that you enjoy your taste of Spring very soon!

    • Hi Kathy,

      Layton hasn’t really taken the reader too far away from the genre he is most passionate about, that of the occult, cults, spiritualism and Satanism. Certainly psychic phenomenon the way Layton deals with it, isn’t going to be a ‘walk in the park’, that’s for sure and this storyline definitely sounds most intriguing and more than a little scary!

      Thanks for taking the time to stop by and comment, I appreciate it.

  • Well, that’s certainly an impressive list of characters and as well written, interesting characters are just as important to me as a well thought out plot this is good news.

    • Hi Tracy,

      Layton always makes his characters interesting, to say the least! I have always been amply able to visualise any of his characters, simply by reading his very descriptive and in depth assessment of each individual.

      Similarly, his plot building techniques and ability to immerse the reader in the storyline right from the off, have never let him down so far. Therefore, at what is such a short step from matters of the occult, to those of psychic phenomena, I am expecting nothing less than those same high standards from ‘The Metaxy Project’

      Thanks for taking the time to comment and I hope that you are enjoying the Bank Hoilday long weekend.

    • Hi Kelly,

      I have read and reviewed all of Layton’s books to date and having used this biography portrait on several occasions, this is the first time that anyone has chosen to comment upon it.

      For reference, I totally agree with you about Layton’s interesting and varied past, you couldn’t make up such a diverse and eclectic biography if you were to try! He obviously has something of the wanderlust about him, although I am not too convinced about his obvious compulsion with all things spiritual and supernatural. I think I much prefer the persona of him as a lawyer or teacher! although then his ‘Dominic Grey’ series of books might not be quite as frightening, yet fascinating, as they are.

      This is one author who definitely writes where his passions lie and he does it very well, I might add!

      Thanks for the interesting perspective on the post, you threw me well off balance for a moment!! LOL

    • Hi Serena,

      Layton is one of those authors who is still very much in the minority, when it comes to recognising the worth of having a loyal following of bloggers, which speaking personally, makes me much more receptive to providing promotional posts whenever possible, alongside any review.

      It also helps when the stories are as good as those Layton writes, which keep the reader guessing right up until the final page and being on tenterhooks until they get there!

      Thanks for stopping by, your comment is appreciated and I hope that you have a good week.

    • Hi Anna,

      Layton’s strong sense of the occult is certainly not to everyone’s taste, however he does know how to weave a good storyline and although it would appear that he may have ‘toned things down a little’, with this stand alone story, I am sure that ‘The Metaxy’ will be showcasing psychic phenomenon quite unlike any other.

      Thanks for taking the time to leave a comment, despite this not being a book for you, I appreciate it.

    • Hi Lucy,

      If this genre of writing appeals to you, then it would certainly pay to take advantage of this great deal on the price.

      If Layton has fashioned his most powerful psychic in a similar vein to many of his other, more spiritual and dare I say Satanic characters, then the forces at work will certainly set your pulse racing whilst you read.

      Thanks for taking the time to visit, I always appreciate your comments.

    • Hi Mary Ann,

      I think that everyone of us dreams of exploring as many new countries as we can, taking in as many of the sights, sounds and experiences as possible, yet it will only be a certain type of person who will actually take the ‘bull by the horns’ and go off and do it.

      To then combine fact with fiction to create the spine tingling stories that Layton comes up with, must be the stuff of dreams!

      Layton must have some fantastic true accounts of his journeys to tell, who knows, maybe even enough to fill a book all of their own, one day!

      Thanks for taking the time to comment, it is always great to have you visit.

    • Hi Elizabeth,

      I am so pleased that I have found another confirmed Layton Green fan.

      It has to be time for the classic author in the genre of spiritual writing and all things macabre, Dennis Wheatley, to have his positioned challenged by such an exciting and dynamic talent, such as Layton’s. A great new voice to carry the genre through into the 21st Century.

      Great to hear from you, thanks for the comment and I hope that all is well.

    • Hi Vicki,

      I have to say that I wouldn’t even try and recommend this book to you, nor any other of Layton’s books, as I just know that they are not your thing and you wouldn’t enjoy them.

      On the other hand, I absolutely love the suspense and even terror which his stories evoke and the edge-of-the-seat finales which hold me mesmerised.

      Thank you so much for leaving a comment and taking the time to check out this week’s post, despite it not being a book for you.

    • Hi Naida,

      This will be another of those ‘leap of faith’ books for me, as I have never read anything with psychic connotations before. However, after enjoying Layton’s writing in the occult and and spirtiual space so much, I have complete faith that I shall enjoy this slight change in direction he has taken with his work, for this one off, stand alone story.

      Layton is definitely an intriguing character, he must have so many great stories to tell about all his various travel exploits ….. probably more than enough to fill a book all of their own!

      Thanks for the comments, I always appreciate them.

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