Out of the Black by Lee Doty

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BONUS: This edition includes the first sample of Lee Doty's upcoming novel, "Hollow"

Editorial Reviews: "Doty's razor-sharp prose and impeccable sense of timing make this book difficult to put down... a fast-paced, highly entertaining thriller." --Kirkus

Awards: 2009 Independent Publisher Book Awards (IPPY) Thriller semifinalist

It is the year 2071:  The world is at peace; across the planet mankind has vanquished poverty, embraced technology, the gym, healthy cooking-- found balance.

In this world, Anne Kelley sticks out like a... well, like an under-employed, horribly insecure 260 pound woman might stick out in the year 2071.  She grits her teeth a lot; she averts her eyes a lot.

Then one night Anne makes a discovery: it's the end of the world.  Not the mushroom cloud end, not the machines rise to judge their makers end... the hungry, swarming apocalypse end.  Yeah, that one... well, sort of.

Now five damaged strangers must piece together the mystery and find the courage to stand together against an evil so ancient it predates written history.
Now they must become the heroes the world needs before the darkness falls forever.

Sometimes purpose falls into the most broken lives, like a careless stone fallen out of the clear black sky.

"Out of the Black is an amalgam of cop thriller, science fiction and magical fantasy. The mix is highly entertaining. The plot is taut, fast moving, and original. The prose is solidly crafted. Characters are fully realized, engaging and likable... The dialog is delicious; I often found myself laughing out loud." -- J. T. Thorleifson 

About Lee Doty

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Romance author Jayne Ann Krentz was born in Borrego Springs, California on March 28, 1948. She received a B.A. in history from the University of California at Santa Cruz and a Masters degree in library science from San Jose State University. Before becoming a full-time author, she worked as a librarian. Her novels include: Truth or Dare, All Night Long, and Copper Beach. She has written under seven different names: Jayne Bentley, Amanda Glass, Stephanie James, Jayne Taylor, Jayne Castle, Amanda Quick and Jayne Ann Krentz. Her first book, Gentle Pirate, was published in 1980 under the name Jayne Castle. She currently uses only three personas to represent her three specialties. She uses the name Jayne Ann Krentz for her contemporary pieces, Amanda Quick for her historical fiction pieces, and Jayne Castle for her futuristic pieces. She has received numerous awards for her work including the 1995 Romantic Times Reviewer's Choice Award for Trust Me, the 2004 Romantic Times Reviewer's Choice Award for Falling Awake, the Romantic Times Career Achievement Award, the Romantic Times Jane Austen Award, and the Susan Koppelman Award for Feminist Studies for Dangerous Men and Adventurous Women: Romance Writers on the Appeal of the Romance.
Published July 12, 2008 by Createspace. 548 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Humor & Entertainment, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure. Fiction

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Though not sufficiently fleshed out, the mythology of this world includes timeless Clans, powered by Savants, or wizards, and Torpedoes, magically-enhanced fighters, locked in a ceaseless struggle for power.

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