Dark Fantasy

The ELI Chronicles (3 book series)

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The One and Only (Book #1)

GENRE: Dark Fantasy

SERIES: Book 1 of The ELI Chronicles (ELI = Extinction Level Infection)

AGE GROUP: Adult

WORDCOUNT: 99,400 words

PAGES: 344

SETTING: Taiwan, Russia, and the United States (Year: 2032)

COMP MASH-UP: WORLD WAR Z (the movie) meets THE PASSAGE

COMPS: WORLD WAR Z, THE PASSAGE, and FLU

COVER DESIGN: Damonza (https://damonza.com/)

PUBLICATION DATE: April 24, 2018

FORMATS: Trade Paperback and eBook

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KIRKUS REVIEWS:

“And while the zombie action is exceptional, readers will likely find themselves rooting for the messy demise of Ox, whose lechery boils from the page.” — Kirkus Reviews

The Tether (Book #2)

GENRE: Dark Fantasy

SERIES: Book 2 of The ELI Chronicles (sequel to THE ONE AND ONLY)

AGE GROUP: Adult

WORDCOUNT: 91,500 words

PAGES: 332

SETTING: the United States, New Zealand, and two planets (Year: 2041)

COMP MASH-UP: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST retelling meets DRACULA

COVER DESIGN: Damonza (https://damonza.com/)

PUBLICATION DATE: April 23, 2019

FORMATS: Trade Paperback and eBook

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KIRKUS REVIEWS:

“In this bold sequel, Ash continues to deliver unexpected elements, such as the crash of a plane without passengers, and a trip to the Eden-like Great Island in New Zealand.” — Kirkus Reviews

THE BOOKLIFE PRIZE:

“It seems there is never a dull moment, with plenty of twists and cliffhanging chapters.” – The BookLife Prize

The Turning Point (Book #3)

GENRE: Dark Fantasy

SERIES: Book 3 of The ELI Chronicles

AGE GROUP: Adult

WORDCOUNT: 91,100 words

PAGES: 320

SETTING: the United States, Russia, and two planets (Year: 2041)

COMP MASH-UP: UNDERWORLD (the movie) meets ZOO

COVER DESIGN: Damonza (https://damonza.com/)

PUBLICATION DATE: May 31, 2020

FORMATS: Trade Paperback and eBook

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ACCOLADES:

  • 08/31/2021: Kirkus Reviews selected The Turning Point for its “25 Great Indie Books Worth Discovering” book list!
  • 01/15/2021: The Turning Point earned “Honorable Mention” from Writer’s Digest in its 2020 Self-Publishing E-Book Awards!
  • 12/30/2020: The staff of IndieReader included The Turning Point as one of the top books in their December list of reviews!
  • 12/16/202: With a 4.4 out of 5.0 score, The Turning Point was deemed “IndieReader approved.”
  • 10/23/2020: Advanced to “Semi Finalist” status in the BookLife Prize national fiction competition. (BookLife is the Indie arm of Publishers Weekly.)
  • 10/21/2020: Earned “Quarter Finalist” status in the BookLife Prize national fiction competition. (BookLife is the Indie arm of Publishers Weekly.)
  • 7/2020: BookLife selected The Turning Point’s first line as one of the best in July 2020.

STICKERS EARNED:

WRITER’S DIGEST:

“An incredibly original story I escaped into easily!” — Judge, 8th Annual Writer’s Digest Self-Published E-Book Awards, 2020

KIRKUS REVIEWS:

“Seasoned genre fans will be impressed by how the author balances action, gore, and heart in this volume.” — Kirkus Reviews

THE BOOKLIFE PRIZE:

“What sets Ash apart isn’t just the exciting ideas but the emotional weight the author finds in them. Because Ash’s characters (even the villains) have convincing inner lives, these scenes have power.” – The BookLife Prize

BOOKLIFE REVIEWS:

“Ultimately, Ash’s ability to weave together multiple genres into a well-paced synthesis of science fiction, fantasy, and horror (with appealing dialogue and welcome moments of humor) makes this futuristic series a genuinely one-of-a-kind experience.” – BookLife Reviews