In 2014, author Jessica “Jess” Alter published the third and final installment in an epic social science fiction trilogy filled with sex, tech, and firearms. Her new Cryptid Series was published on multiple ebook platforms starting in 2015. The first book in the series, ‘Til Undeath Do Us Part, brings cryptid lore and legend into the modern scientific world with unexpected and thrilling results.
When she’s not writing, she enjoys collecting folktales from around the world, adapting dessert recipes, baking homemade breads, and crocheting little monsters. You can find her web journal at http://www.indieimprint.com/alteredstates and find her on Twitter as @Jess_Alter.
Volume I of the Cryptid Series, ‘Til Undeath Do Us Part, launches an amazing journey into a world where all is not as it seems, and danger lurks for the unwary.
Volume II, Man and Brother, follows crypto-biologist Kalyani Sharma on her race to preserve endangered cryptid species while negotiating the perils of a newly awakened world.
Protecting and preserving cryptid species is the life's work of crypto-biologist Kalyani Sharma. Things get complicated in the forests of the Pacific Northwest after she's discovered by a legend.
When the tables turn, who will protect her?
Forced from the shadows and into the Solaray light . . .
On Level One, every citizen wants to see the face of the most envied woman in the Dome world; UnderDome, two factions prepare for a war which will determine control of Central Computer and humanity’s future.
Psychologist Maggie Glass, Psychic Medium Edward Case, and Biologist Kalyani Sharma have a big problem.
In the real world, vampires don’t exist. Tell that to the one who’s looking for love in the Valley of the Sun and won’t be stopped until he bites the girl.
Never mind the chupacabra in the freezer at home.
Things just went from weird to paranormal.
Fleeing from her lifelong home with a Freedomer terrorist into an unknown future, Remy arrives in Prime Settlement to find her dream of being an exalted and adored leader has suddenly come true.
In the second novel of the Dome Trilogy, Remy is glorified as the long-awaited messianic leader of a devoutly religious populace and promises them the Dome above their heads as a homeland
In search of a place to call home . . .
Ten years after child prodigy Remy had an accident which robbed her of a prestigious future, she walks the edge between life on Solaray-lit Level One and the gloom of the UnderDome, waiting for an opportunity to return to her place among the elite ruling class and put the nightmare of living as a sub-human behind her.
on March 21, 2015
A gritty urban fantasy thick with occult, suspense, horror themes, Junior Inquisitor is an edge-of-your-seat novel that keeps a person up at night reading. It was not only the suspense and terror which had me reading it overnight; I could not put this book down once I started reading it.
The novel is written in first person narrative, so we are right there with the novel’s main character as he slides deeper and deeper into situations he cannot control. I really appreciate that when things go from bad to worse for Brother Sebastian, he wants to be part of a team even as he is forced to be a lone wolf.
Farish’s paranormal creatures (like ogres and werewolves) are innovative; these are not the monsters of legend readers have come to expect in fantasy novels. Junior Inquisitor‘s characters are fleshed-out and interesting, the world is dark and real, and the conflicts are riveting and captivating. One could almost believe this is happening around us, obfuscated by both sinister and benevolent forces. While I did feel the absence of empowered female characters, the tale is gripping and compelling precisely as it is.
Lincoln S. Farish is an author to read and watch, and he and Junior Inquisitors are discoveries worth making today.