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Thursday, March 03, 2016

What Should I Read Next?

Is your TBR pile dwindling? And, come on, is the TBR pile ever NOT in need of a few more books?

I humbly submit the Bat Book Collection, all the titles I've written and published over the last 12 years. Enjoy!




CLICK on the Links to Explore Other Books by Wayne Thomas Batson…


The Door Within
A secret hidden in his Grandfather’s basement sends teenager Aidan Thomas on the adventure of a lifetime. *Dragons Included.

Rise of the Wyrm Lord
Antoinette Lynn Reed is headstrong, bright, and ridiculously good at martial arts. But will it be enough to overcome a legendary, shapeshifting creature? *Knights Assembly Required.

The Final Storm
Aidan, Antoinette, and Robby discover that there are some enemies that even the stone walls of Alleble cannot protect against. If anyone will survive the final storm, the cost will be great. *Believe Only As Directed.


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Isle of Swords
Three clues: a sparkling green jewel, a rusty iron cross, and a lock of red hair lead a young man and a feared pirate’s daughter on a quest for his identity, as well as, a legendary treasure. *For Piratical Use Only.


Isle of Fire
What happens when bloodthirsty pirates and flame- throwing Vikings join forces? Declan Ross, his fiery daughter Anne, and her friend Griffin “Cat” Thorne will find out in this high seas adventure. *May Explode If Read Improperly.


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Curse of the Spider King
Tommy, Kat, and a cast of five other teenagers have two things in common: 1) they all seem to be developing superhuman powers and 2) they are all being stalked by dark, trenchcoated figures with fiery eyes. One wrong move and any of the teens could be caught in the web of The Spider King. *Drefids May Be Closer Than They Appear.

Venom and Song
The Seven Elven teens are whisked away to Whitehall Castle where they’ll be trained as elite Vexbane soldiers. But without learning the secret of the Rainsong, they have no hope against the Spider King. *Elven Personnel Only.

The Tide of Unmaking
Seven years have passed since the Lords of Berinfell - Tommy, Kat, Jimmy, Johnny, Autumn and Kiri Lee - watched the horror of Vesper Crag wash away, as well as their fallen kinsman, Jett Green. But with Grimwarden in exile, the realm of Berinfell finds itself ill-equipped to weather the coming storms. A consuming terror appears on the horizon: an unstoppable force that threatens to devour all creation and all hope. Nations will crumble, loyalties will be tested, and even the might of Berinfell’s Lords may not be enough to stem The Tide of Unmaking. *No Admittance Except on World-Saving Business


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Sword in the Stars (Fall 2016)
The wise and powerful Shepherds of Myriad are hearing dangerous voices on the wind. A washed up former assassin and the legend he believes may not be enough to stop a jealous king from unleashing a world-ending war. *Sword Where Prohibited.

The Errant King (Fall 2016)
Ariana wants nothing more than to escape the nightmares of her past. High King Lochlan wants nothing more than to escape the dreary prospects of his future. But when ancient, legendary creatures attack from east and west, trapping Ariana and Lochlan in the middle, the past and future are in jeopardy for all. *Side Effects Include: Insomnia, Bouts of Dread, and Spontaneous Dueling.

Mirror of Souls (Fall 2016)
King Lochlan is in exile. Heroes of Myriad’s past are presumed dead. A scattered remnant army must evade Morlan’s overwhelming Dark Shepherds and Cythraul’s Bone Ministers. And, as the Convergence ticks closer, all will come to fear and dread. For something else is about to return from across the Dark Sea. *Do Not Disturb Things Worse Than Dragons.

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Dreamtreaders
Fourteen-year-old Archer Keaton discovers that dreams are much more than they seem. And nightmares? Worse still. Called upon to join the powerful Dreamtreader Order, Archer must face not just his own fears but those of every man, woman, and child living on earth. *Dreamtread for a Limited Time Only.

Search for the Shadow Key
Betrayed by a friend, Archer Keaton must confront a new Lord of Nightmares. The fabric of the Dream Realm is fraying, and a breach is imminent. Two worlds threatening to collide, Archer makes an ill-advised deal with Bezeal, launching a series of devastating consequences.  *Do Not Feed the Nightmare Hounds.

War for the Waking World
When the Dream and Waking Realms merge, the chaos of unbridled imagination begins to tear everything apart. Archer Keaton is arrested and due to stand trial before the Master of All Dreamtreaders. The fate of worlds rests in the hands of Archer’s prodigy little sister, Kaylie and the Nick Bushman, the Dreamtreader from Down Under. The secret of the Wind Maiden is exposed at last, and there are subtle hints that a mischievous little rogue might turn out to be the most perilous villain of all. *Don’t Drink the Water, Especially if it Contains Gort.

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GHOST
John Spector, aka GHOST, isn’t your ordinary investigator.

He carries a shiny badge, a billfold ID, and a mysterious silver suitcase. His mission? Seek the forgotten ones, the abandoned ones, the ones no one else can or will help. Visit blunt force trauma upon the world’s blackest souls and deny the devil his day by any means necessary. And never stop. Never.

For more than a decade, the "Smiling Jack" killer has been posting photos of his victims on the Web, daring anyone to catch him, daring anyone to care. But when no missing person files match and no victims are ever found, the FBI closes the case.

Years later, a digital camera washes up on shore, and GHOST finds it. Each macabre photo becomes a clue that will lead GHOST and FBI Special Agent Deanna Rezvani on the trail of one of the most diabolical killers of this world…or beyond.

"No one gets away with murder. Not for long."

NOTE: This book is intended for mature reading audiences. The appropriate reader age is: 16+ *Warning: this product may contain traces of terror, death, and hope.







Short Reads (10,000 to 25,000 words) by Wayne Thomas Batson…

• The Blackwood (a Door Within Tale)
Nock and Mallik are on the trail of something wicked lurking in Yewland’s famed forest. *Authorized Door Within Readers Only

• The Misadventures of Strylun and Xerk
What happens when Myriad’s two most famous bounty hunters are each given the charge to arrest the other? Bad things. And funny. *War Hammer Included.

• Forget Me Not
If a strange old man warns you not to enter a certain part of his vast garden, you should stay far away. But Lisa and her college friends don’t listen, tumbling into the war between the Hemlocks and the Broadleaves. *Forests Subject to Change

• Law of the Land
Do this. Don't do that.
Twelve-year-old Jeremy Townsend is sick of rules. Sick of being told what to do. Sick of being punished. But that's his life. That is until Jeremy follows a seldom trodden path in the woods and plummets into the world of Y'Chrana. In Y'Chrana, there are no rules. Stay up all night. Sleep all day. Eat whatever you want…all the time. It's a dream come true. But Jeremy's Y'Chranian friend Neil is hiding something. And everything isn't as it seems. *Living in a Lawless Land Can be Hazardous to Your Health

• Storms Captured
Before he wrote fantasy and adventure novels, he was a poet. Into each person’s lifetime, storms will come. Through wit and verse, the author explores the vital issued of heart and mind. *For a Limited Rhyme Only

• The Dragon in My Closet
When 16 year-old Cassandra McKellen brings a special keepsake home from the Renaissance Festival, she has no idea how special it is indeed. Awakened in the middle of the night by scratching sounds and eerie flickers of light, Cassandra realizes something fantastic is alive and living in her closet. She tries to feed the creature: cat food, lunch meat, and even steak, but discovers that this beast requires a diet of a very different kind.  *Crystal Ball Sold Separately.

• The Skeleton Project
Mysterious circumstances lead the FBI to form The Skeleton Project. The most secretive branch of the Bureau, the Skeleton Project searches out the paranormal and supernatural cases that are far beyond the means of regular law enforcement. In these four episodes, you'll meet two of the Skeleton Project's finest agents: obsessive, bend-the-rules Special Agent Oswald "Oz" Pershing and his trigger-happy new partner, Agent Rachel Minnis. Join them as they investigate things that go bump in the night. *No Aliens, No Creatures, No Service.

5 comments:

Tracey Dyck said...

I take it you have a new release date for the Dark Sea Annals? How exciting! I can't wait till fall. :)

Mary Horton said...

Aahhh, I'm thrilled to see that you're re-releasing the Dark Sea Annals! And it looks as if Mirror of Souls may be published this fall as well! So exciting :)

S. G. Roen said...

I've been waiting years for Mirror of Souls and further Dark Sea Annals titles. I hope book 4 is sooner in coming.

Ruth Nauta said...

I really want to read the blackwood book but I can't find it is paper back form. Where can I get it?

Anonymous said...

How many volumes are in there in The Dark Sea Annals? I only have 1 and 2.