Mark Eller has been exiled to a dank basement cavern by his wife, Daneen, because that is the only way he can ignore the distractions of family and eight parrots enough to be able to write. While trapped within his cave, in addition to writing short stories and books, he has recorded and released two audio podcasts, God Wars, a dark fantasy trilogy found at The Hell Hole Tavern, and Mercy Bend, a compilation of twisted tales. Both podcasts can be found at i-tunes. God Wars was written and recorded with Mark's partner, Elizabeth Drapper.
Mark has been published by a number of magazines, both on-line and in print, discovering along the way that in certain segments he has been classified as a horror writer, much to his surprise. He enjoys reading fantasy, science fiction, and mystery, but also has a strong preference for reading about archeology and history.
on April 04, 2013 :
I don't want to add any spoilers here, but the simple premise is Aaron Turner can transfer worlds with a thought. He goes from a 22nd century world to a 19th century one with slightly different rules.
I've got to say that the concept of someone being able to transfer between worlds just with a thought was interesting, but this story doesn't stop there. I loved hearing how the protagonist uses his knowledge from the "old world" in his new one. You get wrapped up in his wishes, dreams and even his foibles and faults. I enjoyed the story via podcast so I was able to listen to the author give voice to his characters. If you listen the first episode or three are a little rough, but you can tell that Mark gets the hang of reading and recording quickly and things smooth out.
Give it a read or a listen (http://podiobooks.com/title/traitor-book-1-of-the-turner-chronicles/)
(review of free book)
on June 28, 2012 :
That was the fastest-seeming 967 page book ever. I loved it. It's sci-fi meets pioneer days with a twist of fantasy, and he did an excellent job combining the best of all things. The characters are flawed and wonderful and fascinating, and he evokes vivid imagery without being wordy or overly descriptive.
I can't believe this book was free, to be honest - I downloaded it from Barnes & Noble and I've already purchased the second one. Really well done. And, for some reason I cannot identify, it reminds me of Joss Whedon's work, particularly Firefly.
(review of free book)
on Dec. 16, 2011 :
This is a very well written book with an exciting plot and lots of intrigue and action! You won't want to put this one down. I highly recommend it for lovers of fantasy science fiction.
(reviewed 20 days after purchase)