Sally’s Cafe and Bookstore Author update – Nicholas C. Rossis, Lori Lopez and Fiona Tarr

Sally's Cafe and Bookstore Update

Welcome to the Cafe and Bookstore update and the first author is Nicholas Rossis whose five books in the Pearseus series are bundled together at the terrific offer price of $3.99.

bundle-oneAbout the Pearseus Bundle

Sci-fi fantasy filled with intrigue, murder, and betrayal. Fans of Game of Thrones and Dune have an exciting new fantasy series to devour.

Terrified of an ominous prophecy and spurred on by a shadowy advisor, a cruel ruler sends the young son of her favorite General to be executed. Soon, however, she must beg the grieving father to save the country from an invading army. Now, the General faces a stark choice between revenge and honoring his vows, unaware that his son’s fate and that of the entire planet are inextricably linked.

This bundle includes all books from the best-selling sci-fi fantasy series plus bonus material.

“A creative and unforgettable series that will one day become a gem among sci-fi fantasy books.”
~ Janice Spina

One of the reviews for the Pearseus series

Note: I was given a free copy by the author. This review reflects my own views and opinions.

To say I have enjoyed the Pearseus books from the very beginning is an understatement – they have the whole package as far as I’m concerned. Endgame, like the preceeding books in the Pearseus series, is full of exciting adventure on a grand scale and truly deserves the apellation, epic. The mythos of this story begins millenia ago when the first humans arrived to terra-form the planet that would later be known as Pearseus – they, because of the greedy desire for acclaim by the Arcitect (the person in charge of the terra-forming project), make a fatal decision that impacts the future of later human colonists who come to live on Pearseus.

Endgame resolves a lot of the story-lines, but I am kinda hoping Nicholas has a few more stories yet in the Pearseus universe. I love the way the author utilises elements of Greek history – city states warring, love, revenge, hate and tragedy – as a back-drop to his vision of Pearseus. It contributes to the mythology and legend of the story itself, as good and evil battle it out using their human allies (Cyrus and David) or pawns as is the case of High Priest Alexander and Teo Altman.

At the beginning of the book things are looking bleak for the inhabitants of Pearseus as Alexander leads what amounts to a crusade against non-believers (those who do not believe in Themis). Meanwhile, Teo Altman, the Regent of Capitol, prepares his armies to destroy the troublesome island state of Athena. Endgame pulled me into the story and I just couldn’t put it down – at one point things were so bad, I thought ‘good’ would not going to overcome evil. The characters are well drawn and the bad-guys are nicely diabolical. I highly recommend this story that has so enthralled from the first pages of Schism, the prequel to the Pearseus novels 🙂

Buy the Pearseus bundle of all five books at the special offer price:

A selection of other books by Nicholas Rossis

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Find out more information and buy all the books:


Connect to Nicholas via his Blog:

Sally's Cafe and Bookstore Update

Up next is author Lori Lopez whose latest book, The Strange Tail of Oddzilla is in two formats. A fully illustrated print edition and the unillustrated e-version. Links to both a little later.

But first a look at the book.


This is a story about being Odd.

A monster named Oddzilla, to be precise, who dreams of being normal. Even worse, he crawled from a pot of Anything Soup. It’s his first day of being monstrous, and he has been rejected both by people and the other monsters. He converses with the Moon and a Library, who further reject him. While trying to find his place in the world, he gets kicked out of Welcome for being too weird. Then things really get odd!

A gang of pirates nab Oddzilla for their traveling Monster Carnival. He thought he had problems, but that’s where his troubles truly begin . . . with the evil Captain Snydely Wick and Morris Crudd, as well as his fellow oddballs and oddities who compete to be the oddest. Until he meets his Number One Fan.

Lori R. Lopez — author of THE DARK MISTER SNARK, THE FAIRY FLY, AN ILL WIND BLOWS and more — has created a classic of wordplay and wit for all ages. THE STRANGE TAIL OF ODDZILLA presents an absurdly whimsical fable bursting with cleverness and nonsense and puns. In fact, the main character is practically a pun, isn’t he? There probably isn’t a sensible word in it.

This Illustrated Print Edition features very unusual artwork by the author.

Two early reviews for the book

on January 8, 2017

Lori Lopez brings zany humor with a bit of spook to her novels. She gets the balance right. It is a wonderful story with a great message for all ages to hear. Read it and enjoy her illustrations! She is one of those rare writers with a great literary voice that we will one day all hear about.

Excellent imagination and writing!

Link to the unillustrated Kindle version of the book:

A selection of the books by Lori Lopez

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Discover all of Lori’s books and anthologies she has contributed to and buy the books:

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The final update today is for Legacy of Power: Epic Heroic Fantasy Series which is the third book in the Covenant of Grace series by Fiona Tarr.

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A failed assassination draws general Martinez deeper into a political power struggle.

Martinez’s son has been missing from birth. Unbeknownst to the General, the boy’s life now hangs in the balance.

The children of prophecy have been revealed; as the forces of darkness begin the hunt.

A new enemy is rising and it will take more than magic to save them this time…

Buy the book:

The other books in the series.

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What the readers are saying about the series so far.

Read all the reviews and buy the books:

Find out more about Fiona Tarr and connect via her Website/blog:

Sally's Cafe and Bookstore Update

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My name is Sally Cronin and I am doing what I love.. Writing. Books, short stories, Haiku and blog posts. My previous jobs are only relevant in as much as they have gifted me with a wonderful filing cabinet of memories and experiences which are very useful when putting pen to paper. I move between non-fiction health books and posts and fairy stories, romance and humour. I love variety which is why I called my blog Smorgasbord Invitation and you will find a wide range of subjects. You can find the whole story here. Find out more at

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