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Wolf's Empire: Gladiator

Pre-Order “Wolf’s Empire: Gladiator” Now!

The reviews are already starting to pour in for Claudia and Morgan Grant Buchanan’s new sci-fi historical fantasy novel, “Wolf’s Empire.”

Synopsis courtesy of Amazon.com:

In the Galactic Roman Empire, eight noble houses fight for power. One gladiator fights for justice. This is Wolf’s Empire: Gladiator, by Claudia Christian’s and Morgan Grant Buchanan.

When her mother and brother are murdered, young noblewoman Accala Viridius cries out for vengeance. But the empire is being torn apart by a galactic civil war, and her demands fall on deaf ears. Undeterred, Accala sacrifices privilege and status to train as a common gladiator. Mastering the one weapon available to her―a razor-sharp discus that always returns when thrown–she enters the deadly imperial games, the only arena where she can face her enemies.

But Fortune’s wheel grants Accala no favors―the emperor decrees that the games will be used to settle the civil war, the indigenous lifeforms of the arena-world are staging a violent revolt, and Accala finds herself drugged, cast into slavery and forced to fight on the side of the men she set out to kill.

Set in a future Rome that never fell, but instead expanded to become a galaxy-spanning empire, Accala’s struggle to survive and exact her revenge will take her on a dark journey that will cost her more than she ever imagined.

Pre-order “Wolf’s Empire: Gladiator” now via Amazon.com.

Reviews

“Space empires and the Roman Empire go together like peanut butter and chocolate. Claudia Christian and Morgan Grant Buchanan have created a rich, enjoyable tale based on history, liberally seasoned with imagination and pulsating with adventure.” — Kevin J. Anderson, #1 bestselling author of “The Dark Between the Stars.”

“Combines the violent excesses of gladiatorial combat, alien biotech, the heights of cruelty, and the terrible cost of triumph.” — L.E. Modesitt,, Jr., New York Times bestselling author of “The Heritage of Cyador.”

“A big, fascinating book — and it needed every last page to accommodate the vast canvas on which this exciting gladiatorial and high-tech epic is played out.” — Mike Resnick, 5-time Hugo Award winner.

“If the Roman Empire had never fallen, this would be its science fiction. The empire has expanded into space, powerful families are fighting for power, justice and entertainment are brutal, and Rome is definitely not a democracy. A sweeping vision of a very alien future for humanity.” — Sean McMullen, Hugo Award nominee and author of “Souls in the Great Machine.”

“An epic, brutal, bloody work of imagination that thrillingly melds the classical traditions of Ancient Rome with Space Age technology.” -— Cecilia Dart-Thornton, bestselling author of the “Bitterbynde” series.

“Fascinating . . . We now know that Ancient Rome never died but went on to become a vast galactic empire.  This mesmerizing new novel brings its passions and grandeur gloriously back to life.” —Thomas Fleming, New York Times bestselling author of “The Secret Trial of Robert E. Lee” and winner of the Lincoln Prize for Lifetime Achievement in History.

“The story starts big and then keeps opening up, expanding until a galaxy isn’t big enough. I stayed up way too late reading it.” — Larry Bond, New York Times bestselling author of “Fatal Thunder.”

“What if Rome never fell, instead conquering the Earth, and expanding its empire to the stars?   Awash with political intrigue and breakneck hand-to-hand combat, Wolf’s Empire: Gladiator wastes no time, giving us a running start to a lushly-written new alternate history series.” — Steven Barnes, co-author of the “Dream Park” series.

Babylon Confidential Coming Soon in a Dutch Language Format

Check out Babylon Confidential’s (aka Babylon Vertrouwelijk in Dutch) new Dutch Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Babylon-vertrouwelijk-165955290415002/

Claudia will also be signing copies of “Babylon Vertrouwelijk” at Boekhandel Dominicanen, Thursday, April 21, 2016.  Time to be determined. For more information about the info, please see the Event page: http://claudiachristian.net/event/babylon-confidential-book-signing-boekhandel-dominicanen/

Babylon Vertrouwelijk

Babylon Confidential to be released in a Dutch language version

“Anne Manx and the Blood Chase” Now Available

Anne Manx and the Blood Chase Anne Manx and the Blood Chase, the latest adventure in the Anne Manx radio drama series, is now available for purchase via the Radio Repertory Company of America’s (RRCA.com) website.  You can download it immediately to listen to or order a physical CD copy to add to your collection.

Claudia is back as Anne Manx as is Patricial Tallman as Jean Richmond.  Joining the adventure is Moira Kelly as Brighid.

Summary courtesy of RRCA.com:

Anne Manx is dying!  In the spellbinding sixth installment, Anne (Claudia Christian, Babylon 5), the galaxy’s finest P.I., trails a cryptic clue to Balduria seeking to save her life. Hot on her tail, the flame-haired fiend, Jean Richmond (Patricia Tallman, Babylon 5, Night of the Living Dead 1990) is going to steal the secret to multiple lives for herself.

Jam-packed with fast-paced dialog and two-fisted double entendres, Anne Manx and the darkly duplicitous Brighid (Moira Kelly, One Tree Hill, West Wing, The Lion King) spiral into danger as they try to outwit Chief Arum (Jerry Robbins, Powder River, Beacon Hill) and the entire planet who are literally out for their blood.

Laughs at the edge of your seat, with a hard-boiled and scandalous plot wrapped in a cinematic sound design and music score that brings out the best in the powerhouse performances of this stellar cast. Anne Manx and the Blood Chase will make you believe in scream therapy! – Jack Ward

Produced by Radio Repertory Company of America and written by Larry Weiner.  Original orchestral score, sound design, editing, and mixing by Angelo Panetta.

“The Original: The Trials of Sara Larkin” is now available in the store

TheOriginalFrontCover_300pxClaudia’s new book, “The Original: The Trials of Sara Larkin,” is now available for immediate download exclusively in the Official Claudia Christian Store.

You won’t be able to find it anywhere else and 100% of proceeds go to support the C Three Foundation.

 

 

Coming Soon! The Original – An Exclusive E-Book Only Available on CC.net

Coming Soon exclusively to the Official Claudia Christian Website and Store!

THE ORIGINAL
by Claudia Christian

Description:

THE ORIGINAL is about movies and acting, but touches on high fashion, martial arts, science fiction, and emergency medical procedures. It is a fast-moving and compelling thriller, with flashes of comedy set against desperate and deadly struggles between the Klassnys and Overlords. It has an appeal to a very wide audience, and contains some rare and honest insights into the real Hollywood.

Synopsis:

THE ORIGINAL is the story of Sara Larkin, an actress who thought her career in Hollywood was on the slide. Then she kills herself, some mysterious people dispose of the body, and she gets on with life as someone else. At first everything improves. She gets a good role in a major movie, Assassinelle, and soon she is on the way to becoming a superstar.

All the while she is becoming less human… people called the Overlords are still trying to kill her, but the Klassnys have sent the deadly and psychopathic Doctor Svetlana to protect her. It is vital to the Klassnys that both Assassinelle and Sara become major hits. As the movie nears completion, a shadowy war between the Klassnys and Overlords erupts. Sara is caught in the middle, and neither side seems to be the good guys.

The Original: The Trials of Sara LarkinThe Original will be available for purchase and download ONLY in the Official Claudia Christian Website Store in November 2014.  All proceeds go to support the C Three Foundation.