Destiny of Coins

Destiny of Coins

Aiden James

Fiction / Science Fiction & Fantasy / Mystery & Thrillers

Uploaded by [StormRG]In this third installment of The Judas Chronicles, William Barrow (AKA Judas Iscariot) is faced with recovering the silver coin he dreads above all others. Known as the "Singing Coin" among the ancients, this shekel was originally lost long ago...on the very night of Jesus Christ's arrest in Jerusalem. Hoping to save it for last, until after the other twenty-nine coins are recovered, Viktor Kaslow's recent designs for the coin thwart William's plan. A new murder spree has begun for the ruthless Kaslow, who races against William and the immortal Roderick Cooley to obtain the coin from a reclusive Essene sect residing in the Bolivian Andes. But unlike William and Kaslow's previous confrontations, this one involves many more outside interests, since this coin contains unusual properties. If it falls into the wrong hands, the entire world will be brought to its trembling knees....The stakes have never been higher for William, his family, and the welfare of mankind. To stop Kaslow, William must rely on the help of Roderick, Alistair, and a host of others, both mortal and immortal, to have any hope of reclaiming blood coin number twenty-four before time runs out. Acclaim for the novels of Aiden James:"The intense writing style of Aiden James kept my eyes glued to the story and the pages seemed to fly by at warp speed. ...Twists, turns, and surprises pop up at random times to keep the reader off balance. It all blends together to create one of the best stories I have read all year."--Detra Fitch, Huntress Reviews for "The Devil's Paradise""Aiden James has written a deeply psychological, gripping tale that keeps the readers hooked from page one."--Bookfinds review for "The Forgotten Eden""Not only is Aiden James a storyteller par excellence, but his material for his story is riveting."--Huntress Reviews for "The Forgotten Eden""The hook to this excellent suspense thriller is the twists that will keep readers wondering what is going on as nothing is quite what it seems. Adding to the excitement is that the audience will wonder whether the terror is an evil supernatural creature or an amoral human...Aiden James provides a dark thriller that grips fans from the opening."--Harriet Klausner for "The Forgotten Eden""Aiden James writing style flows very easily and I found that "Cades Cove" snowballed into a very gripping tale. Clearly the strengths in the piece were as the spirit's interaction became prevalent with the family... The Indian lore and ceremonies and the flashbacks to Allie Mae's (earthly) demise were very powerful. I think those aspects separated the work from what we've seen before in horror and ghost tales."--Evelyn Klebert, author of "A Ghost of a Chance" and "Dragonflies""Aiden James has a keen eye for detail and an uncanny knack for scaring the hell out of me. We are watching a master at work. "The Raven Mocker" is a nearly perfect thriller. Ghost stories don't get any better than this."--J.R. Rain, Bestselling author of the "Vampire for Hire" series"As with the previous titles I have read by this author, I found the author's writing style to be silky smooth and the main plot line to be extremely creative. The fertile imagination of Aiden James definitely knows what today's readers want to see in their stories."--Detra Fitch, Huntress Reviews for "The Vampires' Last Lover"About the AuthorAn author fascinated by Gothic history and the supernatural, Aiden James presently has written thirteen novels and eight co-authored books with many more to follow--including one more solo effort (Judas Chronicles)and four more co-authored books by the end of 2013. He resides in Tennessee with his lovely wife, Fiona, and their two sons, Christopher and Tyler. An avid researcher of all things paranormal, Aiden still spends time investigating haunted locales throughout the Deep South.To learn more about Aiden James and his latest books, please visit his website: aidenjamesfiction.com. You can also follow him on Facebook and Twitter.
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Reign of Coins

Reign of Coins

Aiden James

Fiction / Science Fiction & Fantasy / Mystery & Thrillers

Uploaded by [StormRG]For William Barrow, two thousand years is a very long time…too long, when it is a perpetual punishment for betraying Jesus Christ.The man originally known as Judas Iscariot is on a mission to recover thirty silver shekels once paid to him for his ultimate treachery. Twenty-two coins have been recovered, leaving just eight to go. But when his Russian nemesis, Viktor Kaslow, also becomes immortal, the stakes are immediately raised. Kaslow has followed William and his son, Alistair, to Hong Kong in search of a ‘blood coin’ passed down through Genghis Khan. The coin presently belongs to an esteemed Chinese collection. But along with the coin are other cursed items from the famed Mongol Emperor. William soon learns he can’t have the ‘one’ without the others.William has waited eight hundred years for a second chance to reclaim this particular coin that inspired the Mongolian Empire’s bloody violence it was once famous for. While Kaslow closes in, seeking his own vengeance, William and Alistair race against the CIA and an unscrupulous American businessman intent on reaching the cursed ‘treasure trove’ before them.Much is at stake for the Barrows and the world, as a deadly weapon unseen for centuries lies in wait alongside blood coin number twenty-three….*This new edition of Reign of Coins comes to you after a thorough tightening of the story, following constructive feedback during the past year. I would like to thank Alisa Gus, of Curiosity Quills Press, for her invaluable editing assistance in preparing this book for re-release. Peace to all, Aiden James ~ April 16th, 2013*Acclaim for the novels of Aiden James:“The intense writing style of Aiden James kept my eyes glued to the story and the pages seemed to fly by at warp speed. …Twists, turns, and surprises pop up at random times to keep the reader off balance. It all blends together to create one of the best stories I have read all year.”—Detra Fitch, Huntress Reviews for “The Devil’s Paradise”“Aiden James has written a deeply psychological, gripping tale that keeps the readers hooked from page one.”—Bookfinds review for “The Forgotten Eden”“Not only is Aiden James a storyteller par excellence, but his material for his story is riveting.”—Huntress Reviews for “The Forgotten Eden”“The hook to this excellent suspense thriller is the twists that will keep readers wondering what is going on as nothing is quite what it seems. Adding to the excitement is that the audience will wonder whether the terror is an evil supernatural creature or an amoral human…Aiden James provides a dark thriller that grips fans from the opening.”—Harriet Klausner for “The Forgotten Eden”“Aiden James writing style flows very easily and I found that “Cades Cove” snowballed into a very gripping tale. Clearly the strengths in the piece were as the spirit’s interaction became prevalent with the family… The Indian lore and ceremonies and the flashbacks to Allie Mae’s (earthly) demise were very powerful. I think those aspects separated the work from what we’ve seen before in horror and ghost tales.”—Evelyn Klebert, author of “A Ghost of a Chance” and “Dragonflies”“Aiden James has a keen eye for detail and an uncanny knack for scaring the hell out of me. We are watching a master at work. “The Raven Mocker” is a nearly perfect thriller. Ghost stories don't get any better than this.”—J.R. Rain, Bestselling author of the “Vampire for Hire” series“As with the previous titles I have read by this author, I found the author's writing style to be silky smooth and the main plot line to be extremely creative. The fertile imagination of Aiden James definitely knows what today's readers want to see in their stories.”—Detra Fitch, Huntress Reviews for “The Vampires’ Last Lover”About the AuthorAn author fascinated by Gothic history and the supernatural, Aiden James presently has written thirteen novels and eight co-authored books with many more to follow--including one more solo effort (Judas Chronicles)and four more co-authored books by the end of 2013. He resides in Tennessee with his lovely wife, Fiona, and their two sons, Christopher and Tyler. An avid researcher of all things paranormal, Aiden still spends time investigating haunted locales throughout the Deep South.To learn more about Aiden James and his latest books, please visit his website: aidenjamesfiction.com. You can also follow him on Facebook and Twitter.
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Murder in Whitechapel (The Judas Reflections)

Murder in Whitechapel (The Judas Reflections)

Aiden James

Fiction / Science Fiction & Fantasy / Mystery & Thrillers

Emmanuel Ortiz holds an ancient and dark secret…His real name is Judas Iscariot.Forced to walk the earth as a cursed immortal, Judas’ disguise as Emmanuel does little to ease his eternal loneliness. Having recovered nine of his thirty blood coins, his focus is not yet on redemption for his treacherous role in the betrayal of Jesus Christ. Distractions come easily for the rich entrepreneur and sometimes sleuth who presently resides in England, 1888. Fascinated by the spate of murders in London’s poverty stricken Whitechapel, Emmanuel soon realizes the killings resemble others he is familiar with, and the bloody signature of killing and taunts speaks to the unholy talents of yet another immortal…an enemy from long ago.This knowledge fuels his determination to track and apprehend the infamous Jack the Ripper at any cost.With the backdrop of a Victorian Society, rigid and moralistic, along with the plight of those less fortunate, Emmanuel seeks to align himself with Scotland Yard. With the help of his immortal pal, Roderick Cooley, and by pretending to be an American private investigator interested in the horrific prostitute killings, he sets out to stop the senseless bloodshed. But, has he bitten off more than he can chew, by immersing himself in the slums and disease of the Ripper’s hunting grounds? As the mystery unfolds it becomes the ultimate test…not only of his abilities as an immortal, but also of his very soul.
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Secret of the Loch

Secret of the Loch

Aiden James

Fiction / Science Fiction & Fantasy / Mystery & Thrillers

After briefly eluding Yassir Ali’s ruthless assassins in England, Nick, Marie, and Ishi have fled north, where they hope to track down a forgotten cavern in the Highlands of Scotland. The cavern is linked to the Ambrosius Amulet, and is said to contain the greatest treasure of gold, jewels, and other artifacts ever amassed by the ancient druids…. Finding this sacred place won’t be easy—especially when those trying to kill the forlorn trio are hot on the trail again. Meanwhile, Nick and his cohorts’ search is limited to details from a conversation Marie had with her father prior to his murder a year earlier. Complicating matters is that the Ambrosius Amulet can only tell them when they have found the right location—not how. Relying on Marie’s memory of landmarks and coordinates given by her father, the task of searching Loch Ness, Loch Lomond, and Loch Morar quickly becomes a hazardous affair. Will one of these famed locations prove to be home to this fabled treasure of the early Brits? Or, will this be one myth that can’t be solved, either by fate or bullets from a ruthless enemy closing in? These questions, and more, are waiting to be answered in the Secret of the Loch…. Acclaim for the novels of Aiden James: "The intense writing style of Aiden James kept my eyes glued to the story and the pages seemed to fly by at warp speed. ...Twists, turns, and surprises pop up at random times to keep the reader off balance. It all blends together to create one of the best stories I have read all year." --Detra Fitch, Huntress Reviews for "The Devil's Paradise" "Aiden James has written a deeply psychological, gripping tale that keeps the readers hooked from page one." --Bookfinds review for "The Forgotten Eden" "Aiden James writing style flows very easily and I found that "Cades Cove" snowballed into a very gripping tale. Clearly the strengths in the piece were as the spirit's interaction became prevalent with the family... The Indian lore and ceremonies and the flashbacks to Allie Mae's (earthly) demise were very powerful. I think those aspects separated the work from what we've seen before in horror and ghost tales." --Evelyn Klebert, author of "A Ghost of a Chance" and "Dragonflies" "Aiden James has a keen eye for detail and an uncanny knack for scaring the hell out of me. We are watching a master at work. "The Raven Mocker" is a nearly perfect thriller. Ghost stories don't get any better than this." --J.R. Rain, Bestselling author of the "Vampire for Hire" series "As with the previous titles I have read by this author, I found the author's writing style to be silky smooth and the main plot line to be extremely creative. The fertile imagination of Aiden James definitely knows what today's readers want to see in their stories." --Detra Fitch, Huntress Reviews for "The Vampires' Last Lover"**
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Curse of the Druids

Curse of the Druids

Aiden James

Fiction / Science Fiction & Fantasy / Mystery & Thrillers

Long ago, before the myth of Merlin the Magician took root in the annals of time, a sacred amulet named after King Aurelius Ambrosius was said to bridge the mystical chasm between mankind and a race of gods and goddesses residing in the very heart of Britain.... According to legend, the Ambrosius Amulet lays hidden amid the ruins of a predecessor to the inner circle of Stonehenge, known as Bluehenge. Located a mile south of its more famous brother, the remains of Bluehenge sit near the winding course of the River Avon. As luck would have it, a map leading to this sacred amulet has fallen into the hands of Nick Caine. Belonging to Nick's lovely cohort, Marie Da Vinci, her deceased father entrusted the map to her shortly before he died. His final wish was to lay claim to the priceless relic he spent much of his life looking for. His dream--and now Marie's quest--is for her to locate and procure it for a prestigious museum in Los Angeles. But there is a problem. Nick and Ishi want to forego the expedition and leave Europe for the United States. Yassir Ali has issued a death warrant for all three, after they decided not to share the gold recovered from Sekhmet's tomb in Egypt. After being chased across Europe by hired assassins, Nick feels they have already outlasted their welcome, and the reprieve they've gained in England will only last so long. In the end, the lure of finding this rare amulet--one long believed to be merely mythical--proves impossible to resist. As Yassir Ali's men close in for the kill, Nick, Marie, and Ishi soon learn whether tempting fate to pursue a cursed item is worth it. Or, should they have left the Ambrosius Amulet alone?**
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Deadly Night

Deadly Night

Aiden James

Fiction / Science Fiction & Fantasy / Mystery & Thrillers

When Country singer Candi Starr is found dead along with two close associates in Nashville's esteemed West End, it proves to be just the beginning of a murder spree involving anyone close to the music superstar. This includes ghost hunter and psychic, Fiona Alea, who, along with her handsome rock n' roll husband, Jimmy, head up a local paranormal investigative team known as NVP, or Nash-Vegas Paranormal. Soon Jimmy and Fiona find themselves on a roller-coaster thrill ride through some of Nashville's most renowned historic sites and famous haunts, where a gruesome discovery lies buried in the past. As horrifying revelations come to light, Jimmy and Fiona close in on an enemy both powerful and merciless—and the chilling truth behind Nashville’s darkest secret.
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Curse of Stigmata (The Judas Reflections)

Curse of Stigmata (The Judas Reflections)

Aiden James

Fiction / Science Fiction & Fantasy / Mystery & Thrillers

In this second serving of The Judas Reflections, the immortal Judas Iscariot (known by his alias of Emmanuel Ortiz) is hot on the trail of two precious coins believed to be part of the bounty once paid to him for betraying Jesus Christ. The coins are rumored to be in the possession of a Pyrenean mountain Shepherd, who’s beautiful, but disturbed daughter, Rachel is purported to be something even more rare than a Judas blood coin: a genuine stigmatic. It turns out to be a deadly combination for Emmanuel. With blood on his hands and a failed mission to retrieve what is rightfully his, finding his second coin becomes a race against time.What once looked like a quick journey to hasten his soul’s redemption turns into a tense series of events. Traveling thousands of miles across the world’s grand open waters with fellow immortal, Juan Garcia de Moguer, the captivating Rachel, and a ruthless Dutch pirate/slave trader named Captain Dirk Chivers teaches Emmanuel an important lesson about himself.How far is he willing to go to get what he wants?
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The Dragon Coin

The Dragon Coin

Aiden James

Fiction / Science Fiction & Fantasy / Mystery & Thrillers

Free of the threat of Viktor Kaslow, William Barrow (aka Judas Iscariot) is tantalizingly close to finally having the life he has dreamed of with Beatrice and Alistair. A life blessed with youthful optimism and renewed companionship--things he once feared were forever lost. But such optimism is short lived. An ancient menace far worse than Kaslow has successfully tracked William and Roderick to Virginia, after hunting the pair for nearly five hundred years. Hailing from the older kingdoms of Europe, this new threat once gained notoriety as the cruelest tyrant in recorded history. Vlad Tepes. Better known as Vlad the Impaler, and the inspiration for Bram Stoker's Dracula, this ruthlessly cruel immortal carries an unquenchable thirst for torture, slavery, and bloodletting--in addition to a longstanding grudge against William and Roderick. Yet, vengeance is not what spurs the wicked vampire to force this reunion. Instead, the lure of eternal youth and freedom from the sun's blistering rays are what pull the real Dracul from his secluded island castle in the Adriatic Sea. Dracul's lifeline to immortality is tied to a blood coin--one that William is reluctant to pursue. However, once faced with dire alternatives between long-standing friendships, the welfare of his family, and the threat of bondage upon the entire world, there is no other choice. Find the Dragon Coin...or pay the ultimate price.Acclaim for the novels of Aiden James:"The intense writing style of Aiden James kept my eyes glued to the story and the pages seemed to fly by at warp speed. ...Twists, turns, and surprises pop up at random times to keep the reader off balance. It all blends together to create one of the best stories I have read all year."--Detra Fitch, Huntress Reviews for "The Devil's Paradise""Aiden James has written a deeply psychological, gripping tale that keeps the readers hooked from page one."--Bookfinds review for "The Forgotten Eden""Not only is Aiden James a storyteller par excellence, but his material for his story is riveting."--Huntress Reviews for "The Forgotten Eden""The hook to this excellent suspense thriller is the twists that will keep readers wondering what is going on as nothing is quite what it seems. Adding to the excitement is that the audience will wonder whether the terror is an evil supernatural creature or an amoral human...Aiden James provides a dark thriller that grips fans from the opening."--Harriet Klausner for "The Forgotten Eden""Aiden James writing style flows very easily and I found that "Cades Cove" snowballed into a very gripping tale. Clearly the strengths in the piece were as the spirit's interaction became prevalent with the family... The Indian lore and ceremonies and the flashbacks to Allie Mae's (earthly) demise were very powerful. I think those aspects separated the work from what we've seen before in horror and ghost tales."--Evelyn Klebert, author of "A Ghost of a Chance" and "Dragonflies""Aiden James has a keen eye for detail and an uncanny knack for scaring the hell out of me. We are watching a master at work. "The Raven Mocker" is a nearly perfect thriller. Ghost stories don't get any better than this."--J.R. Rain, Bestselling author of the "Vampire for Hire" series"As with the previous titles I have read by this author, I found the author's writing style to be silky smooth and the main plot line to be extremely creative. The fertile imagination of Aiden James definitely knows what today's readers want to see in their stories."--Detra Fitch, Huntress Reviews for "The Vampires' Last Lover"
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