Free fantasy Kindle books for 25 Dec 13

The Sword of Light: Book One of the Veredor Chronicles

by E J Gilmour

The Sword of Light: Book One of the Veredor Chronicles. A mysterious shadow has been cast over the Kingdom of Ortaria. A young man leaves his village to search for answers. His adventure takes him across a dangerous land of magic, monsters, wizards and warriors.



Saint Nicholas

by Bryan James

If you thought you knew Saint Nicholas, you thought wrong.

The origin of one of history’s most iconic figures is not a fairy tale. It is not a story for children, to be told by the fire on a cold night. It is a story of pain and fear, of death and rebirth. But most of all, it is a story from a nightmare.

Nicholas was a farmer before the war, when he lost everything he ever loved. Now, riddled with the emotional consequences of his own actions, and the remorse of a father who failed his child, he exists from drink to drink, making his way through life in a small village in Prussia. Every day, he regrets his life and wishes for a death he cannot accept.

Until death came for him.

As mythical creatures spring forth from legend, Nicholas is thrust into the middle of a nightmare of death and destruction as he battles the legendary Draugar, and struggles to find a purpose for living amongst the undead. 

**All proceeds from sales of this title during the month of December will be donated to a 501(c)(3) charity specializing in a continuing education program for special needs adults.**



Once Broken (Dove Creek Chronicles)

by H. Henry

Demon hunter Remington ‘Remi’ Hart likes to think she’s seen a thing or two. That’s what happens when you live in a town like Dove Creek, where the supernatural world abounds and the townsfolk are willfully ignorant of it. But when the Triple Six show up — flesh and blood human beings with powerful, superhuman abilities — Remi and the rest of her allies, the Amasai, are thrown for a loop. Old and new enemies alike come at them head on, forcing the Amasai to recognize that they are outnumbered and outgunned. Before Dove Creek is overrun, they have to find a way to solve the mystery of the new dark power and quell its source.

During all of this, Remi is still coming to grips with the death of her husband three years ago, dealing with her barely understood feelings for the werewolf who saved her life, and flirting with the smoking hot cowboy of the Amasai who is currently pursuing her. Remi will set her personal feelings aside, though, when the bodies start piling up and her own family is threatened. What started out as a quest for vengeance soon becomes a fight for survival.

From Chapter Two: Dove Creek has long been a hub of supernatural activity. Back during the oil boom of the 1970’s, the town population swelled to its all-time high. Almost overnight, it became larger than anyone ever thought possible. The oil gushed and the money flowed. Talk started up about how Dove Creek could come to rival Westview, the city on the other side of the lake. This tiny town was moving up in the world.

Then the murders started.

At first, people believed there was a serial killer on the loose. A body here, a disappearance there . . . They could find a way to justify the rising death toll. The local law enforcement even found a suspect: Wilson C. Scott. He was tried and convicted, framed for murders he didn’t commit and got a middle initial in his name just like every other notorious killer.

And the murders didn’t stop.

People fled Dove Creek just as fast as they had flocked in. Coupled with waning oil prices, the dark mark of death overshadowed any hope the town had of becoming a full-fledged city. The only people left were the ones whose families had been here for generations; my family and Gabriel’s family were among them.

There were a few people who decided to stand up and do something rather than cower in the church pews and pray like the rest of Dove Creek did – and still does. People in this town know that there are abnormal occurrences and creatures that by all accounts shouldn’t exist, but they don’t acknowledge them. Not out loud. There’s a church on every corner. There are enough seats in the pews for every man, woman, and child, and that’s not counting the choir lofts. It leaves little doubt that people know something isn’t right about this town.

Why this town? A long time ago – no one knows how long exactly – a Crossroads settled in right around Dove Creek. This is a supernatural Crossroads I’m talking about, not a place where two roads intersect and people pause and stare at each other over their steering wheels at a four-way stop. Don’t think of a crossroads as a fixed, tangible thing. It’s fluid. It’s a place where the various planes of existence blur together ever so slightly, where the veil between them is at its thinnest.

Demons figured out a way to crawl out of the Plane of Perdition to torment the Mortal Plane. It’s been Old Testament around here ever since.

(Approximately 67,000 words.)



Witch: The Secret of the Leaves (The Witch Series)

by L.S. Gagnon

The Adventure continues as Thea finds herself faced with losing it all. In the third istallment of the series, Thea must venture into a magical world to save her friends. What she learns will turn her life upside down. She will have to look deep inside her soul to find the courage to face her worst enemy…herself.



The Crow Nest

by Jac Van Wyk

A collection of ballads, sonnets and other poems. Some of the ballads are dark tales of fantasy and adventure.

The Beast tells the story of a poet banished from his country to hunt down a monster but to beat the monster he must become a monster.

The Ballad for a dying knight tells the story of a knight desperately trying to right past wrongs before it is too late.



Fossils: Everyone Chase the Dinosaur

by Craig Birchfield

Professor Henry J. Fossils is the very model of a gentlemanly but distracted old southern scholar. Ironically, he may soon be arrested for embezzlement, international smuggling and grand theft dinosaur. His hole card is he has hidden the most valuable and exotic animal in the world: a living four foot tall, one hundred and twelve pound green dinosaur with hot rod speed and a great natural talent for creating trouble. Henry broke a few rules in acquiring his unprecedented specimen and the bill is about to come due. He can validate a lifetime of work and set the scientific community on its ear if he can raise fifteen thousand dollars before the auditors descend on his science department’s books or before he is apprehended by Sergeant John Tumi, an ominous seven foot tall officer of the Cameroon National Police or before his good-natured but slightly ditsy African born veloxsaur absurdus can escape to reek havoc on an unsuspecting southern university and the surrounding town. The clock is ticking as Henry tries to flee the swirling vortex of prehistoric chaos that is poised to overwhelm both him and the university he loves.

Rounding out the eclectic troop of characters that orbit Henry’s looking glass world are a a ten year old savvy hustler named Billy Speaks, a gothic teenage grandniece with visions of world fame, three aging but mischievous science professors, a girl scout leader with an anarchist bent and a museum robotic dinosaur exhibit gone terribly, terribly wrong. Jurassic Park was a Sunday picnic compared to all this.

Fossilsâ?¦Everyone Chase the Dinosaur is a science fiction and fantasy novel filled with humor, heart and literal cliff-hanging adventure. It is all about what can happen when something unimaginable and amazing invades a mundane world and transforms it. This is the rare tale that can entertain young people and older adults while winking wryly at its readers. In the end we discover Dr. Henry Fossil’s veloxsaur may indeed be braver, more resourceful and smarter than the average dinosaur.



Tales From Camelot Series 1: PENDRAGON

by Paul Green

Dark times before Camelot.

The origins of British kings and House Pendragon. Uther and Igraine who bore a son named Arthur. The origins of the Knighthood and Camelot and those who lived within. It was a time of power and greed, murder and betrayal, abusive exploitation of women and children and the lower castes.

Fortunately, things change. Times change. And rules change.

Behold the dawn of Camelot.
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About the Series

The style of this series is light and fun, adventure/fantasy, filled with wonder and just a dash of romance. It is first and foremost character driven and as such, there will oftentimes be considerable dialogue as opposed to descriptive imagery. Requirements for reading will be a sense of adventure and a sense of humor, a willingness to laugh and cry, and you must be one who enjoys getting to know memorable characters. This is not hardcore Arthurian, so be forewarned: if you are a more serious student of King Arthur legend and lore, then this probably isn’t for you, as there are better books and series out there in that regard. Chances are, you will hate it. However, if you are the type who likes to kick back and enjoy a warm, feel-good read, then this series will be right up your alley.
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Tales From Camelot Series

Part One (2012)

Book 1: PENDRAGON
Book 2: CAMELOT
Book 3: CHAMPION
Book 4: SORCERESS

Part Two (2013)
Book 5: ROYALS
Book 6: EXCALIBUR
Book 7: CURSED
Book 8: LADY

Part Three (2014)
Book 9: WARLORD
Book 10: MIRROR
Book 11: WYVERN
Book 12: QUEST

Grand Finale (2014)
Book 13: LEGEND

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Due to the unique subject matter, this series will appeal to a very broad audience: teen to elderly, male and female. Although some parts may be considered to be too intense for pre-teen or younger readers. Ages 13 and up recommended.



Secret Seekers Society and Solomon’s Seal

by J.L. Hickey

Get ready for another epic adventure as we follow Hunter, Elly and all of their friends as their journey continues into the world of the supernatural and unknown.

Following directly after the events of the first book, the children start their new lives as future members of the Secret Seekers Society! But first, the children have to go through six years of training, known only as the ‘Enlightenment’.

What will the children learn about in their first year? What new friends will they meet?

The story delves deeper into the spiritual realm of the paranormal. Learning about a magical and ancient ring known as Solomon’s Seal, (known to grant its wearer the ability to speak to animals and spirits) the children must decide if playing with the spiritual realm, and potentially speaking to their parents one last time is worth the risk of putting their souls in danger.

With rumor’s spreading that their parents were “double agents” and working with the evil Aten Corp. the children our desperate for answers. Is the ring real? Does it truly grant its wearer such powers? Or does Solomon’s seal hide a deeper evil?

Get ready for the ride of your life, as nothing is ever as it seems inside of the Belmonte Estate. If you thought there were secrets abound in the first book, just wait until the children unravel even more about the Mansion’s history, the origin of Professor Calenstine, his relationship with the evil Aten, and the truth about the mysteries of the world.

…Its called the ‘enlightenment’ for a reason.



Social Media Holocaust

by Brian Krogstad

Social Media Holocaust brings you to the precipice and keeps you there, contemplating  whether or not you have the courage to log in again!  A gritty technothriller, engineered by Brian Krogstad and Damien Darby, it makes you think twice about using the net.  Billions of people access social media sites across the digital sphere every day, and yet they stayed fairly harmless; until now. What if these pixilated parts of our lives weren’t risk-free anymore, but matters of life and death? What if the secret unprecedented threat they represent simply went largely unnoticed?
 
Murder, horror, tyranny, and marshal law… What evil lurks behind the likes, tags, shares, and the mask?  Killers begin to come after us at random from Facebook, and before you know it, our cultures are unraveling. For no apparent reason at all, you receive a friend request from a mysterious masked stranger. Do you accept it, or ignore and deny it? You’d better think hard because in this story, the consequences for you and your friends list can be grisly. Advanced readers are already likening this dark fantasy to the heavy hitters in the genre, dripping with creepy paranoid overtones that thrill and terrify.
 
Explore a scenario where Social Media becomes a vehicle for apocalyptic scenarios, globalized murder, and the potential demise of civil society. Social Media Holocaust is the follow-up to Krogstad’s stunning first novel Dark  Application: ONE (which debuted with comparisons to Michael Crichton, Lincoln and Child, and Robert Ludlum); is certain to please the most discerning technothriller fan. The latest of Damien’s ventures into the realm of ebooks, this work definitely shows he’s growing as an author by leaps and bounds, stretching into more genres than even he expected when his journey began.



Strike: The Returning Sunrise (Book 3 of the STRIKE Trilogy)

by Charlie Wood

Book Three of the STRIKE Trilogy

Tobin Lloyd has discovered the identity of the Daybreaker.

And it has shaken him to his very core.

Everything that Tobin knew has been destroyed. Boston, Massachusetts is under the control of super-villains. The world thinks he is a monster. And he can no longer even trust himself.

Now, Tobin and his friends–Orion, Keplar, and Scatterbolt–only have one chance at stopping Rigel and the Daybreaker: they must infiltrate the Daybreaker’s skyscraper and discover the next two phases of Rigel’s plan for the invasion of Earth. If they don’t, the entire universe is doomed.

No more questions. No more secrets. No holds barred.

It has all led to this.

STRIKE: THE RETURNING SUNRISE is the epic conclusion to the STRIKE Trilogy.



Science and Sorcery

by Christopher Nuttall

Years ago, the magic faded away and was gone. Now, it is back … and the nightmare is following close behind.

Strange events are being reported all over the globe. Werewolves and vampires, magicians and sorcerers … ordinary people are becoming monsters, or developing strange inhuman powers. But as the government, the military and religions struggles to come to terms with a radically reshaped reality, a dark force from the days before science is slowly working its way back into the world. If science fails to come to grips with sorcery, the world will plunge into a nightmare without end.

And time is already running out …

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Kindred: The Alexa Raines Chronicles

by J.L. Masters

**Warning: — This eBook contains language, F/F relationships and graphic scenes of content for adults age 18 or over. This title contains 25,000 words. **

Book 2 of the Alexa Raines Chronicles.

THEN:

4000 years ago she was sold by her parents to serve as a temple maiden. The priests forced her into a sacred ritual which painfully transformed her into a human phoenix. A creature that cannot ever die.

After rebirth, she was furious and murdered the priests with her new powers and ran away. Wandering for years, she was found by a “wizard”, someone well versed in the arcane magical arts, and she taught her what she truly was, gave her a secret name, and taught her magic over the course of decades.

Eventually civilization found them and burned them both at the stake. She recovered, and began wandering eternally again.

NOW:

Alexa Raines died saving her lover, Felicia Grant, from the deviant creatures who tortured and abused so many hapless women in search of power and pleasure.

Alexa has resurrected now and is looking for serious payback against those demons.

She will travel across worlds to exact her special blend of bloody justice and woe unto any who stand in her way!

**Warning: — This eBook contains language, F/F relationships and graphic scenes of content for adults age 18 or over. This title contains 25,000 words. **



Dark Application: ONE (The Dark Application Series)

by Brian Krogstad

Dark Application: ONE is the new technothriller fans are already comparing to the genre’s greats.  From the creative genius of the Pendergast books from Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child to the techno savvy of Michael Crichton; readers can’t get enough.  The fast pacing and tight plot control has some comparing it to the Bourne books from Robert Ludlum.

What is it about this novel that has fans already clamoring for the sequel?Perhaps it’s the plausibility of the technology, the conspiracy, and above all, the unlikely hero. At the center of this new technothriller is Luke Jeffers, a regular guy about to become extraordinary.A college student in Virginia, he finds himself caught up in a technological conspiracy beyond his understanding. 

Almost overnight, he transforms from starving student to an unwitting pawn in a web of murder, lies, and conspiracy when he discovers the Department of Defense Application for Remote Kinetics, a simple application accidentally downloaded onto his smart phone and almost immediately in control of his life. 

In a style reminiscent of the best technothrillers of the last three decades, Dark Application: ONE is filled with dark conspiracy, cyperpunk overtones, and above all a mystery at its core critical to Luke’s escape from the cycle of destruction.  Volume One of the new Dark Application technothriller series by  Brian Krogstad and Lindsey Waterman will leave you breathless and desperate for more, grateful that “Volume One” certainly means that more are coming 😉

Dark Application: ONE  – Available Now on Amazon.com
Dark Application: TWO – Available Now on Amazon.com
Dark Application: THREE – Coming to Amazon.com — Spring 2014



Urban Explorers & The Underwater Teenage Zombies

by W.S. Olsen

What would you do if your town was overtaken by aliens and your parents and friends were turning into zombies?

Simple.

CALL THE URBAN EXPLORERS

â?¨A group of bored, teenage Army brats begin Urban Exploring and discover an underwater munitions dump inhabited by extraterrestrials.

When the town’s teenagers mysteriously disappear and return carrying pieces of alien technology, the Urban Explorers realize they may be the only hope of delivering a magnificent gift from the stars to all of humanity. The obstacles and challenges are many: a frantic race against time, grotesque life-threatening teen zombies, a crazy jilted boyfriend, and the far from perfect Urban Explorers themselves.

BOOK ONE IN THE URBAN EXPLORERS ADVENTURES SERIES

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The Prowl of the Jaguar ((The Ta’sono Totems))

by Tim Ernst

In this second book of the series, the young jungle boy, Brii, finds himself in the dilemma of having to escort eleven young girls through the wilds of the jungle. The young man has to ask himself where his allegiances lie, to the young girl he has left behind in order to rescue the eleven maidens, or perhaps instead to choose a new girlfriend from the group.

Follow Brii’s new adventures as he seeks to discover where his true loyalties lie and how far he is willing to go in order to secure those loyalties.

A uniquely new perspective on the age-old predicament of morals versus convenience. This book is the sequel to “The Python Steps”, also found on Amazon.com at this location: “http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00DQH4AZK”



The Warrior’s Journey

by Edward Drake

THE WARRIOR’S JOURNEY
by Edward Drake

The Warrior’s Journey is an epic fantasy set in a mystical dark age where monsters roam the plains, mages wield powerful sorcery and arguments are settled by the honour of the blade.

In the land of Castille, Garrick Chilver is a soldier trained in combat by his honourable father, Sir Nickholi. The tale follows Garrick and his companions, an enslaved pair of outcasts, an old knight returning home to his family, an imprisoned murderer, a young innocent marked for great power, and a mysterious sorcerer – as their land is struck by a series of terrible and catastrophic disasters. As demons and dark sorcerers roam the lands wreaking terror, chaos and death, Garrick and his companions find a common goal in their struggles against the corrupt Brotherhood of Guardians and the evil Paladins of the Gods.

When the person closest to Garrick is slaughtered by the leader of the Paladins, Garrick’s journey of vengeance brings him to the capital of Castille where, alongside its rulers, he will face the true evil that stalks the world…

The Warrior’s Journey is an epic tale of champions and honour, showing what it truly means to be a hero – a shining example of a bright flame ranged against the darkness of chaos!

THE WARRIOR’S JOURNEY
by Edward Drake

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Writing began as a pastime for Edward, using it over the years as something to avoid real work and study. From this interest a website was created to display his short stories and previews of larger tales; http://edwarddrakefiction.com/

Living in the Norfolk countryside, Edward Drake returned to a story he had written several years previously during his studies, a tale of honourable knights, despised kings and beautiful, heroic princesses. Rewriting the novel almost from scratch, Destiny was created as the first in The Warrior’s Journey series.

After a brief stint with another publisher, Destiny was rewritten and retitled THE WARRIOR’S JOURNEY – to be published by ANARCHY BOOKS in 2013. This will be followed soon after by DARKNESS, Book 2 of THE WARRIOR’S JOURNEY, also in 2013, with Books 3 and 4 slated for a 2014 release.

Edward Drake has also had a short story, The Cost of Glory, published in the anthology Day of Demons. The Cost of Glory is a fantasy tale set in the world of The Warrior’s Journey, following a sell-sword’s final quest in defeating the demon that plagued him all his life. The success of The Cost of Glory led to the creation of two novelettes focused on the central character, entitled Stormheart:Legend and Stormheart:Myth.
You can read more about Edward Drake at http://edwarddrakefiction.com/



The Smoke Riders (Otherside Tales)

by S. W. Heaton III

Addi is cornered. She fights back a tear. Kevin and his goons have her trapped in Goller’s Alley, and there’s no hope of her escaping with her shiny black shoes unscuffed, no hope of her absentee father coming to her rescue. The bullies snatch her up and dangle her over a dumpster filled with rotten meat. The shoestraps snap, and Addi plummets into Otherside, a world of twig-warriors, underwater libraries, and out-of-work dragons. Always the optimist, Addi sees this strange new world as an opportunity to track down her dad. But Otherside has different plans for her. Rumors roll over the land about an evil group from the north that plans to infiltrate the coastal kingdom of Brathia. The group calls themselves the Smoke Riders. Addi and her companions trek through wood and water on the way to warn the Old King of Brathia of the impending attack. Will Addi learn to stand up to her bullies in time to save Brathia? Or will all of Otherside be lost in smoke? And who exactly is the Old King?



The Black Knife

by Christopher Nuttall

The most dangerous form of magic on Touched – a world where those born with magic wield political power – is necromancy, the art of drawing magical power from the act of murder. It has long been banned and rightfully so, yet the ambitious and power-hungry Duke Herod – intent on placing his posterior upon the Golden Throne – has resurrected the art, planning to use it to destroy the Royal Family and take the Throne for himself.

On the eve of their wedding, Prince Eric and Mistress Hind are forced to flee the Palace as Herod’s forces launch a coup against the Emperor. As they make their way to the only safety left in a world touched by necromancy and darkest magic, they are pursued by Herod’s men, while behind them Herod sinks further into madness. If the necromancer cannot be stopped, the entire world is in terrible dangerâ?¦

â?¦And may be destroyed.

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Bokur

by Dan Conover

In award-winning writer Dan Conover’s modern fantasy novel “Bokur,” three adult couples face the magikal question: If you could take possession of another person’s body, and no one else would ever know, what would you do with that power? 

For Bonnie Wright, a precariously wealthy woman at a mid-life crossroads, her answers bring her face-to-face with a sly Haitain voudousant named Hector Savain. Savain is a bokur, a freelance voodoo practitioner who operates beyond the official sanction of the community’s religious leaders, doing the dirty work that upstanding houngan priests would rather avoid.

All bokurs walk the shadowlands at the boundary between right and wrong, but Savain is an aging trickster whose unique initiation into both Haitian voodoo and Western high magik gave him the freedom to grant dark powers his traditional voodoo peers cannot match. For while the voodoo faithful are routinely “ridden” by spirits, Savain has learned to harness that power on behalf of mortals.

All of which was bound to cause trouble with the Haitian secret societies… and to attract the attention of mysterious North American clients with money and curiosity…

Bonnie’s accidental discovery of the powers bestowed on her by the bokur sends her on a series of seemingly harmless erotic explorations. But when one of her fellow participants in the bokur’s ritual commits a seemingly senseless murder, fascination turns to fear.  

Plus, if we’re truly nothing more than the sum of our choices, then what is Bonnie Wright about to become?



Prelude (The Rhapsody Quartet)

by A.M. Hodgson

Sarah Mills is an endangered speciesâ?? she just doesn’t know it.

Then she turns sixteen and â??transitions.’ One magical hangover later, she’s awakened as a gorgeous adult sirenâ?? a species the other magical races thought went extinct thirteen years ago. Most girls might adore the attention Sarah’s suddenly getting, but all she wants to do is become invisible for the remainder of her high school career.

Unfortunately, Sarah can’t seem to turn off her siren compulsion. People hang on her every word. They do whatever she asks them to. The best looking guy in school wants to date her. Sarah just wants to go unnoticed, but it seems all she can do is make mistakes.

After she shatters the minds of her foster parents with her first siren song, Sarah has no choice but to move in with the class diva. It’s the foster system all over again, but this time her host is a mermaid princess, backed by a council of magical creatures.

The council claims to have her best interests at heart. They even assigned her a stoic elf bodyguard just to keep her safe. Because unfortunately for Sarah, there’s a reason the sirens all died off over a decade ago. Someone isn’t happy that she survived. Someone wants her dead.

The first attack was a wraith. The second attack played on Sarah’s greatest fears. The third attack might succeed.



Dark Indiscretions

by Shakuita Johnson

What happens when your whole family is scarier than any nightmare and you have no desire to be anything like them? Do you stay and go along with the family plans or do you rebel and have them possibly turn their viciousness on you?

Jennifer Johnston experiences first hand why whispers are spoken in the dark about her species’ being evil when she was just a century old. What should have been another family dinner spent arguing over why she didn’t want to keep the bloodlines “pure” by being married off to her older brother turned into a nightmare and left her with more than tortured memories.

Jackson Dawls and Taylor Durham had been pack mates, best friends, and the other’s mate for as long as they could remember. They were a deadly species all their own but even they feared the Mystics and their overly cruel and barbaric ways, but unforeseen circumstances bring them face to face with not one but a few. Will there lives be in danger or is something great and unexpected awaiting them?

They also have to stay under the radar of the human society that is set out to destroy those they believe to be “Tarnished” and a danger to mankind.

When the three meet long ago secrets are brought to the light. Secrets no one but Jennifer knew. Not only do they have to learn to get along with each other because they are fated, someone is also stalking Jennifer and preforming sinister acts without her being any the wiser.

Jennifer must seek guidance from old acquaintances and form alliances with those she never thought she would. She is met with riddles and startling revelations that she never would have imagined possible.

Will they accept their fates and work together or will old fears destroy their lives? Will Jennifer be able to reclaim what was taken from her right from under her nose?



Villainous

by Jessica S. Carter

Do not let Them find you.

Do not let Them see your truth.

Do not reveal yourself to anyone you love, because they will be the first to die.

Protect yourself from Them at any cost.

If you are discovered, never, ever stop running.

Henriette Andrews is an Anomaly, and she knows the rules by heart. But if she is going to run, she is going to do so with a purposeâ??she is going to live on terms solely her own. And, somewhere along the way, Henri is going to meld the gift imparted to her by her mother’s genetic code into a weapon. Her weapon will be as brutal and relentless as those They use against her people; as cunning and wise as every Agent and Anomaly she comes across, and as loving and as hateful in equal measure as the experiences that craft her into the person she wakes up as each morning.

But are lines so easily drawn? Are good and evil so easily distinguishable as black from white? Henri must find the truth, and she must manage to stay aliveâ??and somehow preserve her humanityâ??while doing so.

Brought together by a connection deeper than blood and bone, born from soul-permeating likeness that is both blessing and curse, Anomalies are beginning to riseâ?¦ And nothing can ever be the same again.



Soul Reunion (Soul Takers)

by Lorraine Sears

Immortal lovers, reunited after two centuries, struggle to overcome that which kept them apart. Unexpected enemies will conspire against them, as old foes reveal a surprise.



The Goblin Wars Part One: Siege of Talonrend

by Stuart Thaman

A river, a handful of farming villages, and a few miles of open plains are all that separate the frontier city of Talonrend from the wilderness that lies in the shadow of Kanebullar Mountain, the home of the goblins. King Lucius Firesbane has disappeared without an heir and goblins have been seen on the horizon.

In the face of chaos, a disgruntled paladin sets out to find his king.



The Mermaid Story: Epyphany

by Don “Sev” Severance

In the first year of the new millennium, a real mermaid is bornâ??her name is Epyphany and she is the last hope for a suffering planet. 
Placed in the not-too-distant future, The Mermaid Story: Epyphany is not just the story of our planet’s first real mermaid, it is a sensuous story of love, mindfulness, and vision. Epyphany is a highly evolved creature of exceptional beauty and power, blessed with a superior intellect, a mesmerizing voice and enhanced psychic abilities. Born on the secret island of Oojai and raised by an ageless wise-woman named Blyss, Epyphany and her small tribe of gifted friends live an idyllic life, until the day she is forced to choose between anonymity or saving the life of a drowning man-the internationally renown multi-millionaire inventor named Thurrow.
One fateful decision changes the course of her life and plunges Epyphany into a world of technology and high finance. Epyphany struggles to understand a society steeped in greed, corruption and cruelty and is forced to deal with the immediate threat to her ocean home, the mystery of her origin and the conflicts of a love triangle between herself and Thurrow’s ruthless girlfriend, Sadjah. Whatever her origin may be, there is no doubt Epyphany has been charged with the thankless task of guiding humankind through the Transition and into a new era of unprecedented diversity. 



Poison Oak Summer Part One

by AK Dawson

Eighteen-year-old Lucy came to California to have fun. But within hours of arriving at the summer camp where she is supposed to work, she discovers the body of a boy floating in a nearby river. At least that’s what she thinks she sees. The body disappears down a waterfall and no-one will believe her that it existed in the first place – not even the police. Lucy decides to find out the truth for herself. Along the way, she discovers that life is stranger than she thought possible and death stranger still.

*****

Poison Oak Summer is a YA mystery in three parts. This is part one.

*****

Please note: If you would prefer not to read it as a serial, Poison Oak Summer is also available as a single novel for Kindle containing all three parts.



Magic Meld (Book Four of the Ways of Magic (The Conclusion, but not the End))

by Ako Emanuel

In the Totality of All, all possibilities are One…

Mina has had enough. Enough of obligations, enough of betrayal, enough of Control. When her hand is forced, that something which arises in times of stress takes her over and makes her vicious. So who would dare?

Bingh. Bingh Conjur has cast the final straw. He threatens all and All, and he does it with a smile. And he dares threaten Mina, in a way she can’t ignore, and with glee, forces her hand.

So now Mina has decided to act, instead of react. She is ready to fight. And in defense of her loved ones, she is ready to let others die.

So she must now take the unholy meld of the ways of Magic and the stays of Science that Bingh has wrought, and save All that there is, even at the cost of her own soul. But is her soul, even, payment enough?

Magic Meld



People Of The Crystal

by A. B. King

Revised edition – Apr 2013

Neil Anders last moments should have come when he was involved in a high speed head-on smash with another car, but when he opens his eyes he is surprised to discover that he is lying on the ground surrounded by trees. This is the first of many strange events that befall him, for he soon discovers that everything is different, his clothes, his speech, his appearance, and the biggest shock of all is to discover that he is not even in his own body! But matters become stranger still when he meets a creature from a nightmare called a Rykor, and then in turn he meets a people of the forest called the Oromenii, and then yet more strange people called Horgers, and their masters, the Xurons. But when he meets Tara, he realises that she is different from everyone, and that they have a mission to fulfil, the recovery of a strange and powerful crystal. Behind it all, there is the mysterious Aledi. As Neil struggles to find answers to all the questions that keep piling up in front of him he has to face ever increasing dangers, until at last the full understanding of all his questions comes to him when at last he meets Aledi, a creature without form, the arbiter of his destiny, a being that gives him a choice such has never been given to any man on earth before.

Extract

…….The reason for the filed teeth was not hard to seek. A quick glance sufficed to show him something he had suspected but had not been able to pick out when he had made his earlier reconnaissance; around the fire were a series of roasting spits. Several of these contained the remains of human beings, and scattered here and there were bones and joints of crudely roasted flesh, unquestionably human in origin. It was a sight enough to turn the strongest stomach. The air was heavy with the stench of burnt flesh, and some of the Horgers were still stuffing themselves with it as they gazed at the prisoners who had disrupted their festivities………



Crazy Girl Problems

by Sionna Cailey

Crazy Girl Problems
© 2012 by Sionna Cailey
All Ferguson Duffy wants from her cold, distant mother is to know the identity of her real father. She hasn’t seen him since she was four years old, and he’s the only person she can remember who ever really wanted her around. Besides, he may the reason that weird things happen whenever Ferg gets mad. How weird? Weird enough that they locked her up. How can she make them believe that they were all just … accidents? Maybe she really is just a crazy girl.

When she meets Karen, another crazy girl, she finds the strength to escape the nut house. But when they find themselves in the middle of the nowhere with the Daylight Folk, a whole village of crazy people that can make weird things happen, they want her to free them from a 4,000 year old curse.

Ferguson Duffy has a serious case of Crazy Girl Problems.



No Gods of Conscience (Unlife Legend)

by Jason Bilicic

Raben, a thief and murderer, steals his way into a holy quest, unknowingly taking possession of a sword that grants immortality if the bearer can kill the innocent. The powerful Guild directs him through their beautiful elven handler, who appears to share his fate. He is ordered to subvert a holy quest and to steal its prize. He is opposed by the pure, the noble and the gods



Lost in the Slapout Forest (Shinar)

by Lee Timotheos

Three children from a small town called Slapout thought they wanted an exciting life; but when they accidentally stumble across an artifact from ancient Babylon, the kids are given more excitement than they could have wanted. Hunted by demons from the kingdom of Shinar, all hope seems lost for Kaden, Kayla and Robin: until a mysterious hero from the past is sent to rescue them. Join Triachan and the children of Slapout in the adventure of their lives as they discover God’s plan for them and what it means to overcome fear, to forgive, and to be a family.

The story is a metaphor of our walk with God, and the battle with each supernatural foe represents the spiritual warfare that we encounter with our enemy, the devil. An author’s commentary is included at the end of the book to describe the intended parallels of the story.



Sophomore Sucks (Fanged School Series)

by Heather Anne Richards

Kristy is alive. I was sure of it. Deryk and I had relocated to a place called Briarcliffe, a really small town, with a really small school. I wasn’t looking forward to starting my sophomore year in a new environment, especially without my family or my best friend. Thankfully, I had Deryk, who became my rock.

Friending some unlikely people – they helped us on my quest to prove that my bestie was still alive and kicking.



Becoming The Chateran

by S. J. Aisling

When Princess Rhea’s actions inadvertently condemn two innocent knights to death, she wakes to the hard reality that not even nobility is above the law. All her attempts to remedy the situation only complicate it, however, until she finds herself a fugitive in her own kingdom, having dragged her best friend into the trouble, as well. Their only hope for pardon? To accompany Sir Paladin and Sir Zephen in their sentence:

Slay, or be slain by, the Dragons of Sama-Ael-Fen.

Travelling incognito, they meet with more malicious Phoenixes than could be coincidental, discover the mysterious disappearance of numerous citizens, and come face to face with a reawakened evil power. With the kingdom oblivious to the connection of these dangers, it’s up to Rhea and her outlaw companions to stop the rising threat and redeem their names – if they can survive their quest.

About the Author

Stacia Joy has always loved to tell stories and invent fictional lands and characters. But she never considered becoming a writer herself until age thirteen, when, inspired by a pretend play she invented with a friend, she wrote the first draft of Becoming the Chateran. The story has since expanded into what will become The Chateran Series. Stacia Joy also writes in several other genres, including steampunk and paranormal/science fiction, and occasionally writes poems about buffalo.

Wanting to be able to show others what her imagined universe looks like, Stacia Joy taught herself to draw by studying the work of illustrators like Alphonse Mucha, Arthur Rackham, Kate Seredy, and Jan Brett. She also received training in illustration and graphic design at Madison Area Technical College, and plans to become a full-fledged freelance illustrator before long.

When not immersed in writing or art, Stacia Joy spends her time playing the piano and folk harp, composing music, Irish dancing, singing at the top of her lungs, and learning new things. She also enjoys helping with children’s ministry at her church, and currently resides in the Madison, Wisconsin area with a kitten named Lord Peter Whimsey.



Warrior Queen of Ha-Ran-Fel : Book 1 of the Dark Lords of Epthelion

by Sandra Kopp

Unabridged version. Darkness. Misery. Death. Her family and countrymen slaughtered by her own cousin, Mordarius, and his ilk, followers of the Dark Lord, Ryadok. Beaten down but fueled by hatred, heroine Merewyn Havalseth stubbornly survives years of brutal slavery before making a daring escape. Aided by four men she doesn’t entirely trust, she directs her steps toward Ha-Ran-Fel, land of the savage Horse Lords, where she hopes to gain the strength to return for Mordarius’s head. But complications arise. Her new companions hunt Lord Ryadok’s beast, the Baugonril, born of magic, indestructible, and capable of destroying every kingdom still fighting Ryadok’s yoke. Merewyn must look beyond her personal quest for vengeance to the salvation of her world, but her broken heart holds little else but hate for her cousin and suspicion of her companions. Dogged by Mordarius’s soldiers and her own inner demons, she survives maelstroms, near starvation, the dangerous crossing of the raging Ashgard River, and a nearly-fatal encounter with Baugonril before reaching her destination, only to meet suspicion and contempt. She must prove herself worthy of the right to avenge her family and save her world as the Warrior Queen of Ha-Ran-Fel.



Amber Sparkle and the Highland King (The Sparkle Trilogy)

by Nathan Davey

The Second Volume of the Sparkle Trilogy.

After a busy year of violence and darkness, seventeen year-old Sorcerer Amber Sparkle is finally ready to have a quiet life in the English Countryside. The once anti-Magik Town of Brumington, has now become a serene home for Amber and her family. Those who once hated her are now eternally grateful. They now see her as a hero for stopping the Demon-Uprising. Now Amber can carry on living her life, with her loving boyfriend Ryan Morrison and her best friend Jennifer Berrysome. She’s convinced that her adventures are over . . . but they’ve only just begun.

Up in the Scottish Highlands, on the shores of Castle McGruff, the famed Loch Ness Monster has taken a dark turn for the worst. This once peaceful creature has suddenly become violent for unknown reasons. The number of casualties is rising, as more people are slaughtered viscously by the Monster. Just when all hope is lost, news of Amber’s story finally reaches Scotland. William McGruff (otherwise known as the Highland King, ruler over Scotland’s Magik Folk) and his brother Broderick, leave the Castle and travel to Brumington in England. Once there, they hope to persuade Amber Sparkle and her friends to help them . . . by killing the Loch Ness Monster.

Starting from where the previous instalment left off, “Amber Sparkle and the Highland King” is the considerably more darker second act of this Teen Fantasy Trilogy.



The Six Lost Islands (The Scrolls of Chaos)

by Tyson McLelland

The Prophecy is Fulfilled

In the darkest hour of the reign of Shadows

Strangers shall arrive

And through their combined strength

Quorantalthien shall survive

This is the Prophecy that is revealed to Atanorkaritan, King of the Land Elves. Darkness encompasses the land of Quorantalthien, and the three kingdoms of the elves are being threatened by the Demon Mages. Trolls are constantly attempting to besiege the fortresses of Land, Sky, and Water.

But the Prophecy is about to be fulfilled, and the Warriors of the Elements will vanquish the tyranny of the Demon Mages. But there seems to be a greater evil at work…



Hunted (Devon Hurst)

by Pippa DaCosta

Devon Hurst thought he had escaped his past…

Subsisting among the ruins of a world torn apart by a vampire virus, Devon wants to forget the man he once was and focus on protecting his wife and child from the wretched vampires that stalk them. The struggle for survival is relentless, but together they have hope.

That is until a vampire like no other comes hunting. Having harnessed the virus running through his veins, Lucas is different from the pitiful infected that roam the abandoned towns. Far more deadly, he has Devon’s family in his sights and it’s not blood he wants, but revenge.

(UK Edition)

‘Hunted’ is approximately 40 pages (1 hr read time) – perfect if you have an hour to spare.

UK – Reviews:

“I can’t remember ever reading a short story with such deep characters and vivid environments.” Dec 9th 2013

“I love a good vampire story and this one didn’t disappoint! It’s a great read and written so well that the characters really came alive on the page for me.” Dec 9th 2013

“If you enjoyed ‘I am Legend’ (another great read) and the recent ‘World War Z’ you will love this.” Dec 9th 2013

“Can’t wait for the next book! Love it!” Nov 16th 2013



The Horrible Cripple of Toothpick Palace

by David Warkentin

Since the first prayer drifted quietly up into the skies, humanity has done business with the gods. The faithful pay for godly protection with prayer and supplication, while the gods live in the skies like benevolent kings. Over time, this agreement has become so firmly entrenched that it is honoured without question.

While humanity and its gods enjoy the stagnant comfort of their respective routines, a hate-filled man is planning revenge on both of them. He skillfully evades the gaze of the gods while amassing worldly influence and reinventing himself as a super villain. With the aid of a fortune made through the exploitation of humanity’s greed and vanity, the evil genius builds and empire to rival that of the holy protectors in the sky.

In the small town of Luxury Plains — a factory town that unwittingly serves the terrible little man — the citizens are too preoccupied with a heavily publicized military action against an evil that lurks across the ocean to realize that they are to be the fuel in a fire with which he plans to consume the world.

An examination of the perils of blind faith and conformity, “The Horrible Cripple of Toothpick Palace,” is a modern fable that follows a world’s descent into unholy chaos when a mere mortal manages to get a bitter stranglehold on the gods through manipulation of their followers.

What happens when the complex systems of faith and power that support modern societies catch fire? Can humanity and their gods survive the attack of a twisted mortal demon who knows every weak point in the foundation that supports their way of life? Could this be the end of the world?

Written as a fairy tale for adults, “The Horrible Cripple of Toothpick Palace” examines all these questions through a sprawling story that spans two continents.



The God of Lost Dreams

by Will Griffith

A knock at the door, three days go by, then a flash of light and you were never born.
This is how it ends for all changelings, men and women born with the gift of magic in a world that cannot believe that they are real.

This is how it will end for Michael. So Alice tells him, and she should know. She’s watched changelings burn from our world for most of her life. Hannah says the same, and her mother was among the first changelings to vanish from the earth some thousand years ago.

Changelings are the victims of a spell, one denies their existence so strongly that they are pushed out of this world and into another, a mirror place called Sbas Yul.

Last night, Sbas Yul pushed back.

Five Emim, dark wizards who rule the mirror world, have arrived. And they want Michael.

It is up to Michael to learn their intentions as he learns to control the magic rising inside of him, a power of than level cities, raise the dead, and erase history. The chase will take him around the world, through history, and into the mind of God. He will learn that what builds families can build worlds, that power must be given, and that there is no such thing as alone.

In three days Michael Blake will never have existed. Just time enough to save the world.



Cafe Insomniac

by Mark Capell

 “Spellbinding”… “Pretty Spectacular”… “Like nothing I’ve ever read”… “A classic in the making”… “A modern Murakami”… (reviews) Twenty-five-year-old insomniac Justin Brooks opens an all-night café for something to do, to fill the long nights. But soon after opening, one of his customers is found murdered in a side street. What Justin doesn’t know is that his insomnia is connected to the murder. Even before the murder, inexplicable things were starting to happen in Justin’s life. But after it, life becomes very strange indeed… His eyes stream when it rains outside….. Another café appears, out of the fog, out of nowhere….. Footsteps follow him everywhere….. The dead person talks to him, though it’s not a ghost….. And a magician waits for him, perched on a high wire, high up in the night sky…..
 
But it’s these strange events that will lead to the untangling of the mystery. Twists and turns lead to an ending that will set you thinking for days afterwards. Café Insomniac is a hypnotic journey through the fantastical life of a chronic insomniac. It’s a highly imaginative, page-turning mix of crime, fantasy and romance from a unique voice — Amazon bestselling author Mark Capell. Nobody who visits Café Insomniac can ever look at the world in the same way again. 



Warp World

by Jacob H Ramm

Ethan Stroud is a normal eighteen year old who is suddenly thrust into the immensity of the universe when he inherits reality warping: a god-like superpower that allows the user to create, change, or destroy anything in reality. Food, buildings, planets, even people. In short time he meets Kris Abdel-Rumos, another warper interested in quickly bringing Ethan into the warper fold. But life as a warper has surprising difficulties. The measure of reality is so problematic to find, because everything can be changed.

Among the many new adjustments Ethan needs to reconcile with himself is his relationship with his boyfriend, Peter Sanville. Ethan struggles to hold on to his familiar surroundings even as the growing new reality bears down on them both.

The other four warpers offer slight help when not wrapped up in their own matters. They are preoccupied with events that began unfolding years ago, chief among them being certain questionable affairs with a group of Humans now known as the Rurrians. They have discovered truths about the universe and have become aware of the existence of reality warpers. These Rurrians refuse to be changed and refuse to be subjected to any warper’s will.

The entirety of the universe holds a great deal of strange, wonderful, and dangerous manifestations. At every turn Ethan is confronted with something new, and now finds himself pulled between two lives: an uneventful existence or godhood.



Amber Sparkle and the Anti-Magicians (The Sparkle Trilogy)

by Nathan Davey

The Third and Final Volume of the Sparkle Trilogy.

The time has come for teenage Sorcerer Amber Sparkle to fight for what is right, in a world of pure insanity and hatred. The Anti-Magicians, a group created by the Demons of the Underworld, have brainwashed Mankind into making them the head of the British Government. Damien, the Prince of Darkness’ only son, has now become the Prime Minister. Using his powers of darkness to sway the minds of ordinary people, he convinces the world to go against everyone of Magik descent. Only the Sorcerers, Elves, Druids and Magikal Creatures have the ability to stop them. Amber’s world is slowly being broken apart. She and her best friend, Jennifer Berrysome, are now on the run and trying desperately to stay alive.

After being chased from the Town of Brumington, they travel across England to find out what can be done to stop the Anti-Magicians. Destruction follows them wherever they go. They cause a war to break out on the streets of Cambridge. They are chased in the night by Biker-Demons. They take a ride in a Magikally altered Austin A30. They find the home of their deceased friend, Second World War veteran Baron Blunder. It’s there that they find something which could help them bring down the Anti-Magicians . . .



The Diary of a Celestial Social Worker

by P J Nash

One of the best urban fantasies you’ll read this year

Retired headmaster Ronnie Hannigan is an ordinary man who finds himself in extraordinary circumstances. The victim of a bomb attack in Northern Ireland, he is left literally hanging between life and death. Ronnie finds himself facing an afterlife version of Catch 22, where only by helping those in trouble to help themselves can he reach his final destination and, finally find some peace.

This novel will inspire you and touch your heart. Download it now.



The Fly Guild

by Todd Shryock

Star Gleam City was once the destination for thousands of immigrants from the eastern lands looking for a promising future. But the only promise the city holds now is of oppression and death as the opportunities for a better life are long since past.

The city is now divided by a great wall. On one side, the working class toils under the brutal reign of The Fly Guild, headed up by a common criminal by the name of Fist, while on the other side, the wealthy enjoy the safety and protection of Lord Wren and his soldiers. An uneasy truce exists between the two as both Wren and Fist profit from the illicit trade that goes on between both sides.

But when Quinton, a young member of the guild, secretly stabs Wren’s son in an act of revenge, the truce is broken and the city is plunged into violence as both sides fight for control.

Now Quinton is on the run from both the guild and Wren’s soldiers, longing to be free of his indentured life of crime. As both sides close in on his identity as the attacker, Quinton must make a desperate attempt to break free of the city and the guild once and for all.



Goldie – The walking, talking goldfish.

by Neil V. Taylor

Neil V. Taylor’s “Goldie – the walking, talking Goldfish”.

A “Fastbook Series” title.

“Goldie” is a “walking, talking goldfish” who wants to help someone in life. He comes across a young boy and wants to help him overcome a bully in this panto styled adventure story.

Neil V. Taylor’s “Goldie – the walking, talking goldfish” is part of his “Fastbook series” which are quick reads covering Action, Adventure, Sci Fi, Horror and more.
Current titles are :-

Neil V. Taylor’s “Alternate Cops” ©
Neil V. Taylor’s “Blood House” ©
Neil V. Taylor’s “Frocks!” ©
Neil V. Taylor’s “Goldie” ©
Neil V. Taylor’s “Ouch!” ©
Neil V. Taylor’s “The Ambition” ©
Neil V. Taylor’s “The Gunslinger” ©
Neil V. Taylor’s “The Parasite” ©
Neil V. Taylor’s “The Wanted Man” ©
Neil V. Taylor’s “The Warm Sun” ©

Check out more appearing in the future!



Fragile

by Louise Roberts

Isabella lives in a quaint little village in the York countryside, desperately trying to forget her past and bury a part of her life she doesn’t want to surface. Not only does Isabella have the fact that she is the direct descendent of Salem witches to deal with, but also the prospect of losing her best friend Liam. Isabella’s estranged elder sister Chrissie now lives in South Africa, and is also trying to forget her dark past while struggling to keep her highly normal fiancé happy. When both women receive puzzling notes they realise that their past may be catching up with them, and that they can never truly forget their ancestors. Chrissie and Isabella must once more reunite, but when Isabella realises Chrissie is still wearing “the” ring, she doesn’t know whether she can truly trust her sister after all.

A tale of loyalty, tragedy, betrayal, family, love and loss.



Hidden Earth Series Volume 2: Planet Land – The Adventures of Cub and Nash

by Janet Beasley

It’s a fast-paced, rootin’-tootin’ adventure that will have you laughing, crying, and cheering all the way – no matter your age. Jump into this inspirational fairy tale western adventure where cowboys aren’t always nice, horses aren’t quite what you’re used to, and time is off kilter. The wild-west action starts at the Copper Junction Function. A group of country boys heads for their underground clubhouse to help their friend avoid being kissed by a girl. But a large hole magically explodes in the dirt wall of their hideout and reveals a secret land that has long been forgotten. From there, the race is on, and it’s up to Cub and Nash to do their part for the sake of Good.



Melting Hearts (Men of Snow)

by Judy Dawn

Ultimate happiness depends on the acceptance of possibility. Men of Snow represent confidence, charisma, love and devotion with a dash of something special. Created in the image of man, these magical beings search for Believers to trust beyond reality and logic. Fear or close-mindedness will melt the immediate future, the cherished dream, the perfect man.

This compilation of short stories features the men of snow from the full length novel A Secret Gift.



Grimaldi – the angry little fairy (2nd edition)

by Alp Mortal

“… if you find such a place and plant the acorn and make such arrangements for the care of the site for the next six hundred years, then you may return, and I will crown you prince of all fairies in all Kingdoms to become King after I dieâ?¦”

Grimaldi is an angry little fairy, unhappy and surly, with little devotion for his duties. He leaves Fairydom for the grey place on a quest to save fairy wisdom and save the glen.

If he succeeds then he will be made King, but the grey place is dead and no living green thing thrives.

A fairytale that reminds us that we should do the right thing for the right reason and honor our gifts.

The second edition includes no new text but I hope all the punctuation errors have now been removed, no promises though 🙂

Alp

Energy follows intention
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Astrid, The Dragonslayer’s Blacksmith: a mini novel

by Resa Nelson

Astrid constantly worries about her place in the village of Guell. She loves being the apprentice of Guell’s blacksmith, Temple. But Temple bought her from a childseller many years ago, which means Astrid has no blood kin in Guell. If anything should happen to Temple she’s likely to lose her home, her work, and her sweetheart, DiStephan, the dragonslayer’s son.

One day Astrid’s worst fear comes true when Temple and DiStephan fail to return from a short journey to a nearby village. A teenage boy named Finehurst arrives in Guell, claiming to be Temple’s nephew and rightful heir – and insisting that he saw Temple and DiStephan killed by a dragon. The villagers are divided in their opinion of Finehurst, but Astrid is soon thrown out of her own home, desperate to find a way to regain it. Before the dragonslayer goes in search of his missing son DiStephan and Astrid’s mentor Temple, he sets forth a challenge for Finehurst and Astrid to prove their blacksmithing skills by forging a dagger. Normally, Astrid would be confident, but the village’s iron supplies are so low that she doesn’t know how she can possibly make a dagger that can prove her worth.

Astrid, The Dragonslayer’s Blacksmith is an all new mini novel that takes place in Resa Nelson’s Dragonslayer world (the 4-book series includes The Dragonslayer’s Sword, The Iron Maiden, The Stone of Darkness, and The Dragon’s Egg). Appropriate for adults and teens, ages 14 and up.

Visit Resa Nelson’s website at www.resanelson.com. Follow her on Twitter @ResaNelson.



Alternate Cops

by Neil V. Taylor

Neil V. Taylor’s “Alternate Cops”.

A “Fastbook Series” title.

An Alternate Cop is aware that his division is to be outsourced and not to the best team. Also, his wife might not be who he thinks she is.

Neil V. Taylor’s “Alternate Cops” is part of his “Fastbook series” which are quick reads covering Action, Adventure, Sci Fi, Horror and more. Current titles are :-

Neil V. Taylor’s “Alternate Cops” ©
Neil V. Taylor’s “Blood House” ©
Neil V. Taylor’s “Frocks!” ©
Neil V. Taylor’s “Goldie” ©
Neil V. Taylor’s “Ouch!” ©
Neil V. Taylor’s “The Ambition” ©
Neil V. Taylor’s “The Gunslinger” ©
Neil V. Taylor’s “The Parasite” ©
Neil V. Taylor’s “The Wanted Man” ©
Neil V. Taylor’s “The Warm Sun” ©

Check out more appearing in the future!



Elder Blood (The Epimetheus Trial)

by E. A. Setser

Occupy ArcNos!

Elder Blood chronicles a military superpower’s quest for autonomy by driving its neighbors into obsolescence. This ambitious pursuit is enabled and empowered by The Avatars of Fate, an obscure organization with technological offerings beyond the most advanced civilizations. In the shadows of their ascent, federal officials are left blind to the rebellion building around their feet as splinter groups — including some unsuspected persons of interest — converge under a common purpose.

Casual mentions of gods and deities by The Avatars of Fate raise suspicions in an otherwise agnostic world. Equally suspicious is the fact that their emergence coincides with the reappearance of an alternate line of hominids thought to have met with extinction several centuries ago. These Hybrids are imbued with inhuman traits and capabilities, perhaps a driving force behind the vendetta issued against them. Every move is awash in possibility, and every new answer brings a wealth of intrigue in this heady epic.



Eternal Life

by Louise Roberts

What if the real reason Tutankhamun’s head was ripped from his body wasn’t during a botched scientific investigation but because there was something more sinister at work? What if the real reason Tutankhamun’s tomb was left undisturbed wasn’t because of debris from an older tomb, but deliberate cover up and a superstitious awareness from tomb robbers? What if Howard Carter knew exactly what he was doing by leaving Tutankhamun’s body undisturbed in the tomb, never allowing the body to leave again? What if Akhenaten didn’t drastically worship the sun god Aten to move away from the rich Amun priesthood, but instead did it because he sought protection from the sun against the darkness? What would you think then?

Sarah Green, a brilliant, yet still somewhat unappreciated young Egyptologist research assistant at the British Museum is thrown in to a world she didn’t even know existed when her mom sends her a necklace, claiming it to have been found in Tutankhamun’s tomb only weeks before. With the help of the charming and friendly colleague of her mom’s, Craig Keller, she delves in to the world of the night, and unravels a secret kept hidden for thousands of years.

This is a short novella.



Moonspear To Cometfall

by A. B. King

Revised edition – Aug 2013

After the tragedy that deprives him of his much loved fiancé, Garnet travels the world looking for something, yet not quite knowing what it is. Tiring of his travelling, he returns to the family home to live with his sister Crystal following the death of their parents. There is a strong bond between the pair of them, and she is hopeful that he will cease his wanderings and settle down at last. But a terrible accident leaves him in a coma, and Crystal sits by his bedside in the hospital, desperately hoping that he will recover, and then a year after the accident he speaks to her. Speaking in halting whispers he tells her a tale of a strange world where people he had dreamed of as a child existed. A story of love and hate, of suffering and deliverance, and a story of search for a love that was denied that leads him to the ends of the Earth and the ultimate sacrifice .His story is so extraordinary that it seems impossible to believe, and yet Crystal starts to wonder if perhaps it might after all be true. But the tragedy that has been hanging over her finally happens, for as Garnet finishes his tale he finally dies. But that is both the end and the beginning, for as Crystal fights the despair that threatens to engulf her, it happens one night that Garnet once again calls to his sister, a call she can no longer deny.

Excerpt.

(taken from chapter twenty nine.)

“I am frightened,” she whispered suddenly after quite a long silence.

“Frightened?” I echoed in surprise, “whatever of?”

“I am frightened that when you go away, something dreadful will happen, just like it happened to my mother and father, and then I shall never see you again!”

I hugged her to me. “Nothing is going to happen to me,” I assured her confidently, “I have no end of people looking after me who will make certain of that! I promise you; I have just one more place to look for Theena, and if she isn’t there, I shall come home, and then we will be together for as long as you want.”

“But what about the man?”

“What man?”

“The man with the scar on his face.”

A sudden cold shiver went down my spine, but I forced my voice to remain unaffected. “I don’t know what you are talking about,” I said, but her words evoked within me the stark memory of the day that Virgon had struck down her parents.

“He is a terrible man. He has a scar on his face like this.” With her finger she traced out an ‘S’ shaped scar on my cheek, and it was exactly like the one I knew marred the face of Virgon. “I can never forget him; I can never forget what he did.” She looked at me round-eyed. “He’s out there somewhere Garnet, I know he is. I dreamed he is still alive, even though you have taken the airship Moonspear away from him. I am frightened he will kill you like he killed my mother and my father!”



A Date with Death

by Eric Aguilar

In this short story, George, a 42 year old, bank teller has been having vivid hallucinations of seeing his old dead girlfriend, Gentry. He visits a psychic and finds out his old girlfriend’s spirit cannot rest until he stops her dad from unleashing dark forces into our world.



Magic and the Heart

by McCamy Taylor

Sammual is an elde-mage, a member of an immortal race of magic users. Centuries old, he can control the element of earth using the power of his third eye. Like all elde-mages, he can become either or a man or a woman depending upon the gender of the person whom he currently loves. Two decades ago, the female Sammuelle met Morgany. The magician fell in love and transformed into Sammual, a man. However, Morgany left him and married the King of Suunland. Since then, Sammual has lived alone in a cave, nursing a broken heart. For while magic comes easily to him, matters of the heart are much more complicated.

Marc is Morgany’s older son and heir to the throne of Suunland. His younger brother has disappeared, the victim of a supernatural abduction. Marc is suspected of having some part in the kidnapping. He turns to his mother’s former lover, Sammual for help in locating the missing prince and clearing his own name. In the process, he sets into motion events that will change his life and Sammual’s life. For while Sammual has complete mastery over all forms of earth magic, he cannot control his own heart. Soon, he finds himself falling in love with his former lover’s son—-which would not be a problem, except that Marc prefers men to women, and elde-mages always assume the gender most pleasing to their beloved. In addition, Marc comes to realize that he has magic powers of his own. However, the kings of Suunland are forbidden to practice magic. Which will he choose? The throne or magic and a elde-mage lover? And why is there a demon princess with tremendous magic power of her own but with no memory of her past life wandering through rural Suunland, lost and alone?

Excerpt:

The world outside appeared to be made of quicksilver. Moonlight illuminated water droplets on leaves. Puddles shimmered like freshly polished mirrors. His senses told him that the air was cold, but things like chill and damp were irrelevant to an elde-mage, even one who was barefoot and lightly dressed. When he reached the boy, he stooped and lifted him as easily as a kitten. Weight was a function of the earth’s gravity, and elde-mages of the earth were not constrained by natural forces.

Marc stirred. His eyes opened. “What–? Where—?”

“Sleep until first light,” the earth mage murmured. It was a simple but effective spell. Marc closed his eyes. He would not wake again until dawn.

Online review: “Both the main heroes take the whole gender/sexuality aspect to a new and fascinating level. The characters were believable, flawed, unsure and trying very hard to do the right thing. It was very well done and completely consistent. Even many of the minor players were fleshed-out to an unusually high degree. I was amazed at how realistically certain amoral creatures such as sand sprites and Darkhall denizens seemed to have been developed… It was perfectly played with each ‘race’ or society exhibiting a discernable difference in their social/ethical mores. This kind of worldbuilding takes time, effort and plain old hard work.”



Claws of Rock

by Neil V. Taylor

Neil V. Taylor’s “Claws of Rock”.

A “Fastbook Series” title.

Crag wanders the wilderness looking for a cause. He comes across Steel who can show him the power of fire and saves his life. Steel needs to get his kingdom back and Crag can help him.

Neil V. Taylor’s “Claws of Rock” is part of his “Fastbook series” which are quick reads covering Action, Adventure, Sci Fi, Horror and more. Current titles are :-

Neil V. Taylor’s “Alternate Cops” ©
Neil V. Taylor’s “Blood House” ©
Neil V. Taylor’s “Frocks!” ©
Neil V. Taylor’s “Goldie” ©
Neil V. Taylor’s “Ouch!” ©
Neil V. Taylor’s “The Ambition” ©
Neil V. Taylor’s “The Gunslinger” ©
Neil V. Taylor’s “The Parasite” ©
Neil V. Taylor’s “The Wanted Man” ©
Neil V. Taylor’s “The Warm Sun” ©
Neil V. Taylor’s “Claws of Rock” ©

Check out more appearing in the future!



Rise Of The Dragons (The Seth Stories)

by Joshua Smith

In the land of Agnos, a great war is brewing between the King of Noth and his loyal Nothings and the rest of the land he says belongs to him. The democratic city of Ebony vows to stop him at any cost, as they have been doing for years. No matter how many puppies they have to throw at their enemies.

Elsewhere, a young boy named Seth and his pet and friend Drake encounter a girl named Jewel and her pet, Scratch. Jewel likes to talk… A LOT.

Seth and Jewel and their trusty companions end up on an unintended adventure across the land finding themselves continually in harms way. Can they escape the impending doom of war? Will Jewel stop talking so Seth can speak?

Fueled by humor, sprinkled with moments of racism and segregation, and dusted with tense situations and family friendly wordplay, this Young Adult Comedic Fantasy is sure to be a hit with the whole family.



The Darkness Within (The Drakus Mage)

by Eric Aguilar

Cyrus Boris a school teacher from a small village takes a journey to the royal magistrate to investigate the murders of his students. On his way to the city, he learns he inherited uncontrollable magic capable of unfathomable power. Yet, dark forces are at work in the kingdom and he will need to navigate away from beasts and bandits to enter the capital. This is just the beginning of his adventure. He realizes in order to solve the mystery of his students deaths, he must confront his own demons in order to defeat his own darkness growing within him.



Blood Red Rose and Other Tales of Dracula’s Brother

by McCamy Taylor

The real life Vlad Tepes, Prince of Wallachia was the inspiration for Bram Stoker’s Dracula. In this series of stories, Vlad’s brother is the hero.

Radu/Stefan/Virgil is a very different type of vampire from his brother. While Vlad is drawn to the young and healthy, Stefan is attracted to the weak and desperate. While Vlad steals his victim’s life force, Stefan feeds in order to restore life and health.

The settings of these stories range from the Thirty Years War to Georgian England to the near Future.



Frogs in Aspic

by Keith Graham

16 Strange Stories of Frogs, Fires and Hurricanes by Keith P. Graham, author of Error Message Eyes: A Programmer’s Guide to the Digital Soul.

Stories:
Click Clack, Click Clack – A widow misses the sound of her husband’s artificial heart.
The Last Big Herd – Cowboys find an ancient herd in north Texas.
Gremlins Over Normandy – Strange events in an airplane during the Normandy invasion.
A Familiar Christmas – A witch, a cat, Christmas, and a lost love.
Rise – What is holding you down?
A Nest of Flames – The ashes of love between fire eaters.
The Perfect Gold – Elementals ease a dying man.
Everything but the Oink – Escape from the organ farm.
You Can’t Think About It – Vietnam memories.
Don’t feed the Cat – Murder and the cat.
Grow Fins – Escape from high wind and water.
The Field of the Beasts – Animal spirits and possession in 19th century New Orleans.
Please Leave a Message – A phone line to the dead.
Note to Self – Time travel redux.
Farewell Tour – Rock and Roll Spirit.
Frogs in Aspic – A recipe for frogs and love.



Who’s Afraid of Christabel and Other Faux Modernist Tales of Magic and Fantasy

by McCamy Taylor

A collection of “fan fiction” fantasy stories that pays homage to some of the great writers of Modernist fiction, including Virginia Woolf, James Joyce, William Faulkner and Joseph Conrad, as well as such standards of fantasy fan fiction as King Arthur, Sherlock Holmes and Frankenstein’s Monster. With a few poets thrown in for good measure. Read about how young Virginia Stephens summons her mother’s ghost to help protect her from an abusive older brother, how Joyce’s Molly goes on her own epic journey, how Conrad’s Kurtz’s “Intended” goes to Africa to finds out for herself what lies in the heart of darkness, how Sherlock Holmes cracks the case of Jack the Ripper (and why Watson could not write about it). These stories have appeared online at Aphelion over the last 15 or so years.



Baron Sabbath

by McCamy Taylor

On the tropical island of Boymere, the dead walk the earth. The original inhabitants had a simple solution–the dead were always buried at sea. However, the colonials who now control the island have their own religious burial beliefs. Since a body interred in the earth may return as a ghost to haunt the living, different forms of magic have been developed by the cemetery guardians to keep the dead in their graves.

One man has ultimate control over the dead on Boymere. His name is Baron Sabbath. He is a skin changer–he can strip off his own skin and wear that of another. He can bring the dead back to life and send the undead back to their graves. However, even the Baron has his weaknesses and one of them is women. When he falls in with the wrong woman, he is robbed of his magic tools, his power and even his own face. Now, he must get them back.



Shrouded in Night (Robert Benoit Series, Book 1)

by Curtis Hoffmeister

What if the police were confronted with a grisly string of supernatural murders that make Jack the Ripper look like an amateur? The St. Louis County Police Department has never seen anything like it, and the lead detective on the case knows there’s only one person they can call for help. Ex-cop Robert Benoit currently works as a private investigator, handling cases of infidelity instead of solving murders. Fired from the Department on a trumped-up charge of police brutality, he’d be the first to admit he holds a grudge. After all, it wasn’t his fault he was mauled by a werewolf and now grows furry when the moon is full.

Benoit infiltrates a local werewolf pack as he searches for clues and suspects. He meets and falls in love with the alpha female of the pack, Felicia de la Rosa. Felicia is at odds with the alpha male, Joseph Sutherland. She knows Joseph is somehow involved in the killing spree. Yet Felicia has a dark secret of her own: like her parents before her, she serves Desirée Le Gallienne, a centuries-old master vampire.

Working with Detective Kimberly Hawkins, Benoit determines this is actually a dual case, perpetrated by two different serial killers. One is a werewolf whose gang shakes down local business owners for “protection” money. The other murderer is an ancient, evil master vampire. While stopping the gang is a relatively straightforward, if bloody task, taking down the rogue vampire proves to be another matter altogether. Can Benoit stop him in time? And will he retain his freedom, or will he end up belonging to Desirée, like Felicia?



The Four Realms

by Adrian Faulkner

Half-vampire Darwin stumbles across a corpse on the streets of London, and in a pocket discovers a notebook in a mysterious language. Divided between human ethics and vampire bloodlust, Darwin finds himself both condemner and saviour of a race who’ve never considered him one of their own. Now, he must try and lead the survivors to sanctuary in New Salisbury before Mr West completes his genocide of the vampires in his quest to obtain the bookâ?¦

Maureen Summerglass is eighty-two years old, and a prisoner in her ramshackle home. She is afraid to let people enter in case they discover the oak door in her cellar. Threatened with homelessness and retirement from her job as a gatekeeper between worlds, Maureen breaks protocol when the death of a close friend is covered upâ?¦ and enters the city of New Salisbury to search for his missing notebook. There, she discovers a world unlike the one of myth and fairy tale she imagined, and instead one of black market economies, brand names and tuk tuks. As she investigates, not only is she in extreme danger, but discovers she may be the first human female able to use magicâ?¦

“An imaginative foray into a dark world of danger and adventure. Hang onto your hat!” – Gail Z. Martin, author of The Dread

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Adrian Faulkner has been writing stories since he was 7 and has never really stopped making things up. He spent a decade as a leading pop culture journalist and geek culture commentator, before focusing on fiction. The Four Realms is his debut novel. Adrian lives in Berkshire, England and in his spare time is one of the country’s leading geocachers.

You can read more about Adrian at: www.adrianfaulkner.com



Lost (Blood and Fire)

by Lyn Lowe

A collection of short stories related to the world of Blood and Fire. None of them are essential to the series and it’s not necessary to have read the others to follow the stories.

Five souls stand at a precipice. Life and death, victory and defeat, humanity and savagery. In the end, it’s all one and the same. When faced with the choice between themselves and everything they care about, who can say which path they will walk?



Ovid’s Valley (The Recruiters)

by Eric Patrick Clayton

Ovid’s Valley used to be a sleepy mountain townâ?¦

Aaron Mitchell has lived there his entire life, waiting for a rare storm to arrive. He just never wanted to admit it until now.

Mocked as a child for his odd aroma and affliction with electrical devices, he turned to nature as a means to escape the derision. Now an adult, Aaron is a trail guide for hikers and horseback riders at Wickline Lodge. When his special quirks start to amplify and evolve, the delusion that he is normalâ??held by himself and those around himâ??hangs on by a thread.

The opening of a government building along the outskirts of town shakes the residents out of their collective slumber. Members of the strange organization housed within begin to reach out to him.

Aaron must choose between continuing his comfortable, humble existence or step out into the unknown, willing to embrace what he has worked so hard to cover up.

OVID’S VALLEY: Book One of The Recruiters



Thorns of Truth; Blood Bonds (Thorns of Truth 3)

by Vivienne M Maxwell

Blood kinships bound the realm together.

Blood feuds tore it apart.

Spring finds Ranulf de Rogé intent on fulfilling his self-imposed task to keep his one-time mistress and her son – possibly his son too – out of his brother Joffroi’s bloodstained hands and deliver them to Valéntien. Though Juliène and the cub have been promised a welcome and refuge there, the long-running blood-feud between Rogé and Valenne means that Ranulf’s own fate under falcon law is likely to be altogether more brutal.

At the same time he must also deal with the bitter knowledge that Juliène’s sister, Rowène – the woman he once misused and now cannot forget – is dead, and will no longer haunt his dreams, condemned as she is to walk alone for all eternity through the white-flowered meadows beyond the moon.

That is, until a bloody confrontation with his elder brother leads to an unexpected meeting with her wraith on the shores of Taneth-Rath Tarn and causes him to question what suddenly appears to be a singularly convenient truth.



A Tale Better Left Untold

by Mike Dukk

Seven adventurers that don’t like each other embark on a quest. Written from the perspective of an obnoxious narrator and based on a group of people that have been playing role-playing games for years, A Tale Better Left Untold is written for the fantasy enthusiast and meant to make you laugh while following the ridiculous story of these not-so-seasoned adventurers.



The Prince of Shadows (The Versovian Empire)

by L.E. Parin

He knows what he was born to be.

Seventeen-year old Kesan is both an illegitimate prince and a rare golemist–an Elemage that can call golems of fire, water, earth, and air. However, instead of accepting his status and honing his gifts, he’d rather live his life as a normal villager, spending his days with Isa, the girl he loves. 

Now he must choose who he is meant to be.

When a malevolent spirit gives Isa what she wants most, Kesan will have to call upon the two things he’d rather deny to save his village and all he loves.

Genre: young adult, dark fantasyâ?¨
Word count: ~24,300 (novella)



The Year of Approaching Storms

by Paul Parteau

A country wracked by the continual arrival of storms. A college committee preparing a disastrous Convocation. A sorcerer, in love with a girl who will never grow up. A two-tailed mermaidâ??the melusineâ??and her effects on a series of lonely alchemists, fishermen, and the sorcerer himself. A full-length novel by the author of The Grottoâ??a book made up of many books, each nested into the other (the door between them? an episode of The Twilight Zone). This is Paul Parteau’s ambitious, comic, multi-genre experiment, which marks the first appearance of the world he would later call Aquitaine.



Blood For Culture: Part 2

by Mitul Mistry

With the Northern provinces in ruin, the mercenary Gideon Greythorne embarks on an epic adventure to save the world – only his adventure is being written by Joseph Anderson, a college dropout who packs boxes in the suburbs. With lofty aspirations but cynical expectations, Joseph tries to reconcile his vision with his reality as he works at a hobby shop, penning the epic fantasy of his dreams. In the ‘fictional’ world, Gideon pursues a dark and brutal conspiracy in well-paced fashion, while in the ‘real’ world, Joseph plods through the cyclical days, trying to find humor and passion in the bleakness of the post-holiday season.

A work equal parts literary, imaginative, and satirical, Blood For Culture is two novels layered into one, a juxtaposition that explores the relationship between reality and the abstraction of fiction in a way that bridges the gap between modern entertainment and classical literature. With a strong cast of memorable characters and a deep interplay between its disparate worlds, Blood For Culture weaves a distinctly contemporary narrative rich with humor and pathos.

The second in a three part series, Blood for Culture: Part 2 is followed by Part 3, now available. They are available as one volume as Blood For Culture: Complete, and in print.

This is more than a book. This is blood on your Kindle.



Stormy (Ring Series 3)

by Ben Rhodes

This story differs from the previous two in the series, in that the construction is different, Scott moves into the background a little, and, of course, I add new characters.
The chapters resemble short stories each with their own plot.  However, most add to one or more of the three major plots.  The plots weave their way through the story, sometimes seeming to disappear, only to show up in a latter chapter.
Be careful.  Some of my titles can be deceitful.  As the chapter opens, the title seams to mean one thing, but at the end, you’ll see it means something else.
One of the plots involves organized crime and they have big plans to make a large fortune.  Then again what’s new?  They are always after every dime they can get, no matter who suffers for it.  The second plot involves a juvenile gang.  One of them is highly armed and they don’t care whose toes they step on to have a little fun.  Well, actually, they do more than step on toes.  The third plot…  I’ll let you figure that one out on your own.
You’ll want to look for little surprises as you read.  It adds to the fun.  Then again, some of the surprises aren’t so little.  Well, I guess the intended surprises won’t surprise some of you.  Some people can figure things out well in advance regardless of how hard I try.  Still, you might have fun seeing the plots develop and weave into a story of…  Well, I don’t want to spoil it for you.
Oh, I might mention.  This story takes place in a real city, though in most cases, the actual location is very vague.



Captain Delightable’s Magical Tales (Time Travel Historical Romance)

by Val Edward Simone

In the genre of Dan Millman’s “The Way of the Peaceful Warrior”, join Captain Delightable on a gentle journey â?? a story that traverses Space-Time and tells of a love that grows through the ages â?? to discover what is real while searching for the answer to one amazing question: What is possible if one truly believes?

Former Ship’s Captain, Cornelius Alexander Delightable, claims he is a 150-year-old Minchon Warrior. Personally trained in Universal Truths and Values by the High Priest on the mystical island of Minchon, he declares himself to be in possession of special magical powers.

While his granddaughter worries the old man is suffering from the ravaging effects of senility, she tries to manage her life and the lives of her children without the aid of her father and husband who were both killed in World War I.

The captain’s great-grandchildren, Robert and Wendy, however, are convinced the captain’s every word is true.



22 (The Beast)

by d. emerson eddy

22 is a novella about the descent into a man crumbling apart. In trying to find the essence of himself, he escapes into a world of fantasy and magick, of memory and regret, trying to escape the beast that haunts him.



The Black Lake Michigan

by Andrew M. Bartlett

Dave, Dustin, and Andrew discover a secret behind the seemingly serene waters of Lake Michigan. A dark secret that has been asleep for millennia, until now. The black water is rising…



The Christmas Chimes

by Sam Shooter

The Christmas Chimes is a heart warming story following the journey of Harmony Hart, the lady with the childhood dream of becoming a princess, will she need a fairy or will destiny intervene.

25 year old Harmony Hart has ever since childhood been wishing she could be a princess. One day she meets a nice man called Christopher on a bus.

Through chance and fate they fall in love.

A spark of magic sends the pair off on a magical adventure, but when a mortal battle ensues, putting both their lives and love in danger will the magic stop?

Can this dream be real or will the fairy tale be broken?



Fire-scape

by Patricia Srigley

FIRE-SCAPE by P. Srigley

Of all things born, a flame has the most fleeting life, and the quickest death.

The heir son of the Rainlord is hunting a flock of firefish when he comes face-to-filthy-face with a northern wildling. Every southerner knows their reputation as dragon-spawned savages and the girl Flynn meets certainly proves it is justified. When he ends up robbed and beaten bloody, he has no choice but to drag her back to his sire’s ever-changing maze of a prison and sentence her to suffer.

It is only the beginning of his trials, not the end. Saffire earns her freedom and his best friend disappears as if in a puff of smoke. The wildling is either the culprit responsible or the only one who can track Dale and bring him safely home again. Flynn wants to believe she can perform the miracle, but it is hard to have faith in any wildling, especially one who stabs him while he lies sleeping. And naming herself the legendary fire-master of the north, well, that is every bit as ludicrous as her claim that the true villain is as insubstantial as a shadow’s shadow.

When the threat escalates to endanger both sides of the Dis’Gorge, Saffire and Flynn must set aside a lifetime of prejudice and band together if man’s world is to endure – although trusting each other may prove even harder than defeating the evil whose power is growing all out of control, rather like its unbelievable new sidekick.

A beautifully written fantasy with a historic flavor, none-stop adventure, and romance.

Recommended for older teens and adults.

353 pages in printed book format.



First Scent (Sunbreak)

by Rachelle Ciulla

Stavos had spent so many years alone. He didn’t think that he could ever love again. Arianna came into his life and that all changed. He fell in love with her. She was his life. He finds that his past will play a big part in his destiny. His master returns for revenge. Rayne who he thought he had killed so many years ago, comes back and kidnaps Arianna for himself. This crushes Stavos. He doesn’t know what to do. She is his life and without her he is nothing. He comes across Molly one night. She wants a new life. A new start. Stavos gives that to her, but there is a catch. Before he will turn her, she must help him get Arianna back. During this time Molly falls in love with Stavos. The only thing he is concerned about is getting Arianna back. What Arianna comes to learn is that Rayne loves her and is willing to let her make her own decisions. She decides after a year that she loves them both and just doesn’t know what to do. Rayne tells her that she can leave at any time. She decides to stay. Stavos finds out and feels betrayed. He finally realizes that he loves Molly. He lets Arianna go. He will always love her and there bond will always be strong but she made her choice. She chose Rayne over him. He could never forgive that type of betrayal. He has a destiny and has to figure out what it is and what part Molly plays in it. He is willing to find out. Love has found its way back to him.



The Forgotten Tale of The King In Yellow

by Simon O’Hanlon

“Somewhat hesitantly she put her body against the weighty wooden door and pushed it open, flooding soft light from the room into the gloomy passageway. Although she had been in the dark for just a few minutes, it had seemed longer and her eyes took a little while to adjust to the light. After a few seconds, however, Charlotte Lively could see that she was in a library.”

When a young author is invited to meet the renowned novelist Chester Addingail, she finds herself brought by secret passageway to the Alexandria Library, a collection of lost and forgotten books buried deep within the Hellfire Caves. Chester has a tale to tell which he cannot write himself.

His story is set in an unfamiliar New York where the US government has built a macabre Lethal Chamber. Here, the troubled artist Hildred Castaigne seeks counsel from a deformed eccentric called Mr Wilde, who is a Repairer of Reputations.

Hildred desires to read a banned play called The King In Yellow, which has driven readers to the edges of insanity and beyond. As Charlotte learns of Hildred’s fate, she realises there is far more to discover about this dark tale, and the horrifying entity that inspired the play…

“Oh what wickedness; the hopeless damnation of a soul who could fascinate and paralyse human creatures with such words, words understood by the ignorant and wise alike, words which are more precious than jewels, more soothing than heavenly music, more awful than death itself.”



Leviathan (War of the Heavens)

by Charbel Tadros

Nigel survives a car crash, while his whole family perishes in the accident. With the help of his later-to-become girlfriend Vicky, he overcomes the tragedy and makes his way to college. As they are about to graduate, Vicky convinces him to embark on a strange project involving crystals and magick, with a “k” (meaning real magic). Little did they know that this project would open for them the gates of other dimensions including the world of the gods, the world of the muses and the demons, the world of the dead and many more. But why were they called there?



The rise of Jyckle (A child of Heaven and one of Hell)

by Lonnie Raymond Smith

The story is three days in the south side of Heaven, through the back gates into the Fields of Woe, and down into Hell Mountain. Book 1 is first and foremost, a love story. A young couple is killed in a home invasion. They both appear over night in the Fields of Woe. He gets up and walks into Hell for killing the invader and the next morning she gets escorted to Heaven. The story starts ten years after their deaths. Not Heaven or Hell can stop them from being together. Jyckle is suicidal in Hell, but he cannot find anyone bad enough to put him out of his misery, although many try. He becomes in charge of collecting the Hell-bound, in the Fields of Woe. Lorisa is a tortured soul for ten years, until she takes a job collecting the Heaven-bound from the Fields of Woe. Both of their afterlives are about to change, drastically.



The Secret Garden of Earthly Delights (Punk Tectonics)

by McCamy Taylor

The fourth volume in the Punk Tectonics series is also a speculative sequel to the novel, The Secret Garden. In a parallel 1900, described in the prequel novel, “The Idea of Good and Evil in Diablo, California”, Albert Einstein solved the riddle of the Hamburg Codex and unsealed magic. Now, wars are fought by sorcerers. Wealth and power can be had by those who are able to harness the earth’s power. Vampires, werewolves and other monsters exist. And even the fabric of reality can be changed with the use of magic. In a world where wishing something can make it true, characters from fiction can become real, and real people can find themselves lost in imaginary worlds, like the one contained in Hieronymus Bosch’s The Garden of Earthly Delights.

In this parallel world, Mary Lennox, her cousin, Colin and their friend Dickon are young mages in training in Yorkshire, England. As she approaches adulthood, Mary is torn by her feelings for her three suitors, Colin, Dickon and her uncle Archibald. The coming war with Germany will tear the friends apart, and it will be up to Mary to bring them back together again. Her journey will take her halfway around the globe—and into a painting. She will encounter a dragon that dreams the world and another that devours dreams. She will discover that she possesses a secret power that is also a curse. She will be courted by Death, himself. Other characters from literature will show up: Poe’s Auguste Dupin, the first detective and Melville’s Ishmael from Moby Dick, along with characters from “The Idea of Good and Evil in Diablo, California”. Adam, the Neanderthal clone from the first two volumes of the series, “Naked Neanderthal” and “The Marriage Hearse” also appears.



Shade From Trees

by Jonathan Bouldin

A story about a young man searching for his sister and material wealth.



Snowball

by Jonathan Bouldin

A guy and his buddies have themselves a crazy couple of days.



The Tail of the Assassin (The Society of Ta’sono)

by Tim Ernst

Ka’tal has been trained to withstand pain. At the same time, she has been trained to captivate men’s attention. But what happens when the young beauty catches men’s attention only to snub them to their face? Will she ever find true love? Will she survive the pain that she inflicts upon herself when anyone tries to get near enough to her to fall in love with her?

In the fascinating flip-side of the story of Lamaru seeking a wife, we learn about Ka’tal, the beautiful girl who receives Lamaru as her husband.

Read more about Ka’tal and Lamaru in the book, “Lamaru Pays a Price …and finds a wife” on Amazon at: http://amzn.to/187S2d8, BUT then be sure to read this book as a followup. This story will tug at your heartstrings as you experience the difficulty of a young girl falling in love for the very first time.



The Voice: A Mythological Guide to Mankind’s Ascension

by Maurice Turmel

Lightworkers everywhere are meeting online and gathering in groups to share the latest on their emerging life purpose and personal development efforts. You need not be a lightworker to enjoy the full benefits of The Voice. Personal growth enthusiasts of all types will appreciate the exploits of these characters whose sci-fi adventure requires them to deal with psychological and spiritual issues as part of their training for service on Earth in this new millennium.

For lightworkers, this story relates to their promise to actualize their life mission at this point in mankind’s evolution and help us all return to the Sacred. For those who identify with this mythical story, they will find a tale of personal development that reveals how being true to one’s inner nature is necessary to actualize one’s full potential. The Voice is both a guidebook and training manual for lightworkers and personal growth enthusiasts of all stripes. Ascension Earth is what’s at stake in mankind’s next evolutionary step, and The Voice teaches that the path to true inner freedom is engaged through Conscious Evolution.



The World Turned Upside Down

by J. D. Buchanan

The World Turned Upside Down is a gritty crime thriller wrapped within a dystopian version of history where the Russians won the cold war.

In this alternate reality tale, Buchanan creates a compelling and fast paced who-done-it set in a grimy, post capitalist Los Angeles, California of the Pan Pacific Soviet.



Regents of the Deep ~ Book One ~ The Beginning

by Patrick James Blair

The Great God Poseidon called his beloved Regents of the Deep to gather. As he moved amongst them, he revealed the future and told of the many tasks he would undertake. He spoke of how and why Atlantis was to be no more, and gave hint of a great journey the Regents would embark upon â?¦

It was with a sorrow laden voice that Poseidon spoke: “I am to destroy this place you have called home for all of known time; for those who dwell therein have turned against me. But be not afraid, for I, your only God, will help you find the new world that is to be your new home.”

This is an epic tale of both fact and fiction woven in a history that has its beginnings at the birth of time, a story of great love and hardship that crosses the divide and yet endures: a story that will take the reader to the depths of despair where only the very hardened will be left with dry eyes. Then, in counterpoint, the author sweeps the sadness away with a brilliant flight of fantasy as he progressively draws the reader into the realms he has created. One page at a time, the story of a history that predates the books of the Bible, the Vedas, and the Koran is rewritten in a style that is so chilling it will call into question your very deepest beliefs â?? fact or fiction?

Only you can be the judge.



Skaters, Trekkies and Cool Dudes

by Derek Lawrence

When God and Lucifer go missing and Heaven and Hell start to descend into chaos, the Joint Darkness & Light Emergency Committee decides that urgent action is needed. They send a search party to Earth, comprising an Archangel and a demon gargoyle accompanied by the outspoken head of a Heavenly cherub and a three-headed hell-hound. Their mission is to find their respective leaders and bring them home.

So it is that a punk rocker and a teenage skateboarder arrive in Worcester in the English Midlands. But things are not quite as they seem, and their mission is thrown into disarray by the appearance of one of Hell’s most secret weapons. And why is Worcester so full of pop-star and Star Trek look-alikes?



My Boyfriend is a Monster

by J.H. Coates

Her ex-boyfriend beat on her.

The new guy might literally eat her.

Boy can Lily pick them.

After fleeing her abusive boyfriend, Lily tries to salvage what’s left of her hopes by attempting to create the life she has always dreamed of. With the help of her friends she starts to put the pieces of her old self back together. However, she still can’t shake the feeling that a “Monster” is out there. But the people we label today as Monsters are nothing compared to what is in store for Lily. Because she is right, there is something out there with the makings of childhood nightmares. Question is does it want her for love, or does it want her for dinner?



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