Where do I begin? Well first I guess it's only fair to say that CP Bialois isn't my real name. It's a collaboration I made out of the three greatest pets anyone could ever want. My real name is Ed and I'm just an average person that has found a way to do what he loves.
For as long back as I can remember I loved to pretend. Whether it was with my Transformers, GI Joe, or He-Man toys I loved to create intricate plots and have them fight it out. As a fan of horror, science fiction, action, and comedy I dare say my taste in movies are well rounded. Some of my favorites were Star Wars, Star Trek, martial arts, and anything with Swarzenegger in them.
I'd write my own stories about the characters I saw in the theaters or TV or I'd just daydream about what I'd see myself as the hero of course. You can't have a daydream without beating the bad guys, getting the girl, etc. It's just not right to envision yourself as a flunky or sidekick.
As far as books I loved Sherlock Holmes, Treasure Island, Dracula, and the normal assortment. My early love was the Star Trek novels, I'd read them or the Hardy Boys relentlessly. For a time I could tell you the plot of over a hundred books not to mention comics.
I have to come clean and say that I learned to read because of comic books. I was bored, make that extremely bored when we started to read in school. Reading "the cat fell down" really didn't interest me. My dad, who continues to astound me with his insight to this day, figured comics would work. With that in mind he went to the newstand in town and bought issues of Donald Duck, Scrooge McDuck, Tales From the Crypt, and Spider-man. He patiently read through them with me until I picked it up. Whether it was him or the comics I learned to read in about two weeks and for a while few were as good as I was. For years after that whenever we'd go out he'd always spring for a couple of comic books for me.
While it wasn't exactly the perfect beginning everything I've ever read or have seen has influenced me in some way and now is the time I'd like to share some of the ideas I've had over the years with all of you. I hope you enjoy my stories, they're always fun to write and I don't see myself stopping anytime soon.
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by CP Bialois
After ten years of marriage, Joan Schmidt has found the perfect Christmas gift for her husband. She feels it's one he deserves and will enjoy.
The Last World
by CP Bialois
Franklin Bowen was an ordinary man with anger management issues until one day he finds himself drawn into something he never believed possible. Thinking he’s lost his mind, he resists the urging of a mysterious figure named Tanok who only appears to him in visions.
Stranger Passing: A Sword and the Flame Novella
by CP Bialois
Published: April 21, 2013.
Eron Lightheart has always been a dreamer. While thievery is the preferred and respected way of life for a Halfling to embark on, Eron has other plans. Facing a determined sister and mother wishing him to follow the path of his people, the young boy is determined to become a brave warrior.
The Sword and the Flame: The Purging
by CP Bialois
From the dawn of their world, dragons have fought to control all those they deemed beneath them. With Pyrain on the brink of destruction, peace was found and the dragons returned to their hidden burrows to sleep until the world was ready for them to return. One, a giant red dragon, has planned for his own release for hundreds of years.
The Sword and the Flame: The Forging
by CP Bialois
In a world where magic and the sword rule and dragons are forgotten, a band of friends find each other but can they overcome their own fears and trials in time to fulfill their destiny? Their adventure begins in The Sword and the Flame: The Forging. Before a weapon can be used, it must be forged in the fires of life.
by CP Bialois
From the imagination of C.P. Bialois, author of Call of Poseidon and The Sword and the Flame series, comes a collection of short stories filled with horror and suspense. Nothing is as it seems in the world around us. Join us as we step through the doorway and into the unseen workings of our world.
Call of Poseidon
by CP Bialois
An ancient artifact with the power to level cities lies dormant and on display in New York's Museum of Natural History. When the conch is stolen a disgruntled cop and rookie FBI agent must come together to find the mythical shell before s secret society at war within itself unleashes the fury of history's forgotten past.
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- Phantom Squad
on Sep. 14, 2012
I’m a fan of any good story out there, but I’ve always had a soft spot for mystery, suspense, and thrillers. I have taken some heat for this over the years but I’m a Dan Brown fan. His books are well paced and fun so when I met author J.M. Leduc at an author showcase a little over six month’s ago he caught my attention with his Trilogy of the Chosen where in each generation a single person is given the task of keeping the secret to eternal life safe. If anyone ingests the formula, the world will face a cataclysm worse than the Great Flood and this time humanity won’t be spared. Sounds exciting, right?
In the course of the first book, we meet the hero Brent Venturi, and through a series of flashbacks we’re shown the training he undertook to become one of the Phantom Squad including their final training session that nearly killed him and his comrades. That brings me to this week’s selection.
J.M. Leduc’s Phantom Squad is a novella that focused on Venturi’s final training mission and the reason for forming the Phantom Squad under the watchful eye of Seven. While it contains some of the same flashbacks seen in the first book of the trilogy and fleshes them out, I was disappointed due to my assumption it was going to focus on Venturi’s final mission in greater detail and delve deeper into the trauma he faced following it.
With that in mind, it was still a very entertaining story as I’ve always enjoyed characters similar to Venturi and Seven. Venturi keeps his emotions under control and buried, sometimes to his detriment, while Seven is your stereotypical instructor (think Lee Ermey in Full Metal Jacket without as much abuse. Beware the language for young viewers.:))
- Dr. Daedalus, The Devil's Army
on April 26, 2013
One of the things that stuck out to me was the liberal use of various characters from history and mythology. Characters and people like Varney the Vampire and Nicolas Flemal and his Philosopher’s Stone gave the story a comfortability for me and helped to pull me in. Even the main character, Dr. Daedalus, should be familiar to history/mythology fans.
My only issue is I would’ve liked to see the story become deeper. While a quick read, I wouldn’t mind it being a four hundred page novel, but that’s my own feeling. All in all, I really enjoyed it and recommend it for any fantasy fan looking for a new take on the genre.
- Moon's Easy Money
on April 24, 2015
This was written by an author I’ve been wanting to read for some time, and I finally worked my way through my TBR pile to get to him, and it was a fun and interesting read.
I don’t believe in spoilers, so I’ll try not to give any away. I’m a huge sci-fi fan, so I enjoyed the setting being on Mars in the distant future. The story itself seems straight forward and has a few moments scattered throughout that don’t seem to make sense or feel strange in that I couldn’t put my finger on what was wrong, but everything fell into place in the closing pages. I’m good at figuring out what’s going to happen, but this had enough twists that I couldn’t and that made it so much more enjoyable.
The thing that stuck out at me the most was the different style of writing. I don’t see too many books willing to break the third wall and speak to the reader. This not only did that, but speaks at us as well. By the end, the insults thrown out make sense and, depending on your point of view, you’ll cringe. In many ways it was refreshing to see a different and unique style, not to mention that it keeps you thinking (at least it did me) after it’s finished. I love when authors attempt something new and it works out! :)
As for the erotic portions, they didn’t have the verbose wordage many books use to describe the sex. Instead, it was kept to the minimum and a “real-time, real-life” style that moved the scenes at a brisk pace, but kept them interesting at the same time.
If you’re up for an interesting, intense, and fun ride, then this is the book for you.
- A New Dawning
on June 27, 2015
This has been a fun series to read. Like the other books in the series, A New Dawning follows the Free People as they struggle to maintain the peace between them and the other peoples. Add to it their Goddess helping to guide them and an old enemy resurfacing and things couldn’t get more exciting.
In the first book, the bigotry shown to the White Tiger Clan by the people of Banashar is hinted at, but we get to see it in full bloom when King Verimas dies. It would be easy to let such a topic sidetrack the story, and I enjoyed how the author handled it within the story. It does seem a little fast, but when you consider the indepth planning the main characters thrive on, it’s not surprising and left me with a satisfied feeling.
The wide range of characters were both entertaining and irritating, but I mean that in a good way. One constant in life is the impetuousness and uncertainty of youth. While I wanted to shake a couple of them at times, the grown children of the Tiger Clan found their way and took more responsibility. Their growth from babies in the previous books to taking over in parts of this book left hints at the possibility of future adventures.
Two of my favorites were Hellion and his wife, Fire. They were a perfect match in every way, but they weren’t infallible and they knew that. The uncertainty they carried, as did most of the characters, made them feel as rea as any flesh and blood person.
The story was a huge undertaking, but I feel it was done well. As with any story with so many characters and locations, there are a lot of shifts between scenes, but they were handled well. While this can be read as a standalone story, due to the many characters and places I recommend reading the first two books in the series to help keep track of everything.
I’m not going to give away any spoilers, but I loved the ending. It had a sad, yet satisfying feel to it as all the events from previous stories were brought to a close while planting seeds for future tales. Needless to say, this is a great addition to any fantasy fan’s library.
- Reah Leah the White: From Cat to Queen
on Aug. 28, 2015
This was a book I’ve had on my TBR (To Be Read) list for a while, and I’m happy I finally got to it. Not to mince words, but it was worth the wait.
First off, it’s fair to point out that the author’s writing technique is different than anything else I’ve read. The story is literally told to us by the characters as they fight among themselves over certain points and who gets to tell what. I really enjoy reading books with a different take. To me, it’s a good thing to see authors try something new, especially when it works out. It took me back to my childhood when we’d tell one another stories or listened to others at events.
The story flowed really well and kept me turning the pages to see what would happen next. I have to admit, I was also interested to see what the storytellers would accuse the others of. The characters were an interesting group. They kept it fresh while telling their story or interacting with one another.
I definitely look forward to reading the rest of the series and other works by the author.