Vancouver, WA, August 23, 2016 --(PR.com
)-- Barking Rain Press, a non-profit US publisher, announced the print and eBook release of the dark fantasy novel Dark Gods of Alter Telluria from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, author Barton Paul Levenson. A two-time winner of the Parsec Short Story Contest, Levenson’s other novels include "The Celibate Succubus," "Max & Me" and "Year of the Human."
Pittsburgh astrophysics professor Milo Stanford finally had it good for a change. A one-year sabbatical to teach in London and a beautiful new girlfriend. No worries to speak of—until the day he lost it all. Caught outside in a freak thunderstorm, Milo is struck by lightning and wakes up on the parallel world of Alter Telluria. Unable to return home, Milo must adjust to life on a new planet of nation-states that are ruled by supernatural beings, a strange, pseudo-Victorian culture, and a pantheon of dark gods who delight in wreaking havoc on the lives of the local denizens.
While struggling to adapt to his new situation, Milo is offered a position in the Scholar’s Tower by the vampire ruler Sania, Mistress of Lake Gulia. Despite his abrasive personality and lack of deference, he quickly rises to become one of her most trusted advisors. When the ruling wizard of neighboring Carthusia kidnaps Sania in an attempted coup, Milo is chosen to lead a hazardous rescue mission into the stronghold of the wizard’s indomitable magic—where the dark gods are certain to test his mettle. Can Milo rescue Sania and restore her as ruler of Lake Gulia, or do the dark gods of Alter Telluria have other plans?
Ask for "Dark Gods of Alter Telluria" at your favorite bookstore, or buy it online at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books-a-Million, Powells, Waterstones, and many other Internet bookstores, including the Barking Rain Press website. It is also available as an eBook through Amazon Kindle, Barnes & Noble Nook, iTunes iBooks, Google Play, Kobo, Content Reserve/Overdrive, the Barking Rain Press website and many other outlets worldwide.
Interested readers can preview the first four chapters for free by visiting the Barking Rain Press website at BarkingRainPress.org.
"Dark Gods of Alter Telluria"
BISAC Genre Codes:
FIC009050 — Fiction / Fantasy / Paranormal
FIC009070 — Fiction / Fantasy / Dark Fantasy
FIC042080 — Fiction / Christian / Fantasy
BIC Genre Codes:
FM — Fantasy
FJ — Adventure
Trade Paperback (216 pp)
Retail Price: $13.95 USD
Distributors: Ingram, Bertram Books, Gardners Books
eBook (ePub, Kindle, PDF)
Retail Price: $5.95 USD
Distributors: Content Reserve/Overdrive, Ingram
About Barking Rain Press
Barking Rain Press is an imprint of the BRP Publishing Group (BRP), which is a non-profit publisher located in the greater Portland/Vancouver metropolitan area—a thriving hub for independent publishers, writers, and literary venues. BRP currently operates three imprints, including Barking Rain Press, Virtual Tales, and Nitis Books. Find out more about the BRP Publishing Group at their website, BarkingRainPress.org.