A new series about the Elementals, the four Elements join together to defeat the dark magic that is destroying the Earth. This series opens the gateways within the Earth to the different Realms to venture between. With the Earth in Danger all the reams are at risk, Earth is the last gateway. Terra and Wyatt start the journey to find the Elementals and battle the dark witches. They find truth, love, and pain through the journey and it is just the beginning or it could be the end.
In a world where everyone can sense and use the Power, a young tavern entertainer inherits the memories of a dying man. She finds that she is a pawn in an ancient battle between two immortal mages.
Stuart is published in fantasy (A Seared Sky, an epic trilogy; Joinings, Partings, Convergence), science fiction (his most recent book, [title yet to be revealed!] is the 3rd in his Generation Mars series and due to be launched 1st September at Fantasticon 2018 in Cleethorpes, UK. The Methuselah Strain, Blood Red Dust, War Over Dust) romantic thriller (Breaking Faith), medical memoir (M.E and me), horror (Heir to Death’s Folly), speculative (Ten Tales for Tomorrow), romance (Ten Love Tales) as well as some anthologies. He lives in the UK and also donates a portion of his profits to charity.
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Alma Alexander’s life so far has prepared her very well for her chosen career. She was born in a country which no longer exists on the maps, has lived and worked in seven countries on four continents (and in cyberspace!), has climbed mountains, dived in coral reefs, flown small planes, swum with dolphins, touched two-thousand-year-old tiles in a gate out of Babylon. She is a novelist, anthologist and short story writer who currently shares her life between the Pacific Northwest of the USA (where she lives with her husband and two cats) and the wonderful fantasy worlds of her own imagination. You can find out more about Alma on her website (www.AlmaAlexander.org), her Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/AuthorAlmaAlexander/), on Twitter (https://twitter.com/AlmaAlexander) or at her Patreon page (https://www.patreon.com/AlmaAlexander)
David T Applegate
Crisis. The Elven Empire has been ruled by the Thirteen Great Elven Houses since fleeing their home world. The richest and most powerful of which is House Hashimoto. The Great Exodus started thousands of years ago, and is nearing competition. In that time the empire has grown and flourished, but now the empire is in crisis. Pirates are attacking the Last Exodus fleet. They are after an ancient artefact and will kill anyone who gets in their way.
A swashbuckling, saber-wielding, fantasy adventure.
Five years ago she would have run him though with her saber. Now she must trust Kapitan Maximillian Jaeger with her life. The two mercenaries’ are thrown together on a simple job, but to retrieve the mysterious Alchemist’s Box from the Duchy of Pella they must learn to trust each other with their lives.
Now the curse of a thousand years has resurfaced, and now the dangers of the icy passes and arid deserts are nothing to battling the creatures of the Queen of the Night. Can they overcome their hatred and work together to save everyone in the city? Is the secret of the Alchemist’s Box worth killing, or dying, for?
Amira Awaad is an author and academic dean. She enjoys reading crime, mystery, fantasy and sci-fi. As a product of international upbringing, Awaad’s writing is inspired by the diverse languages and peoples of the world. They intertwine with her ancient soul and pour out in her ebooks, “Silently Yours, Lucienne”, “Living in the Shadows of the Pyramids”, “The Ankhs” series, and the “Asha Renu” series. In them, Awaad carefully folds a piece of herself, opened for readers to see.
An African fantasy based on the Angola folklore of the kishi! The Kishi—shape-shifting demons who lure young women to gruesome deaths. They can’t be real, can they? Something has slain a villager, and the locals point their fingers at Amana, a pacifist monk running from his dark past. But Amana knows there’s something else, something much darker, lurking in the village. Can he save the village, his name, and his principles? To save one would mean the sacrifice of the others, if he has the strength.
I’ve been writing for years, before I even had any dreams of somehow publishing books. I probably have more ideas than I can ever put to paper (I calculated, it would take longer than my lifetime). I love writing science fiction, fantasy, light-hearted mysteries, and sometimes things that are a little of each. I have parallel dimensions (In Dreams), dark forests permeated by magical creatures and a world where death isn’t an immediate end (Grace), and “fake” magicians just hiding in plain sight (Cameras Tell No Lies). The stories and their characters are usually a little bit weird, a little bit dark, and a little bit hopeful, and anyone who can relate to that probably will find a kindred spirit somewhere in those pages.
Alpha 9 – In order to defend the world against an impending alien invasion, global government agencies created soldiers, clones made to be stronger, faster and loyal to the cause. Is Alpha 9 the leader the resistance needs or will the secrets of humanity’s past lead them all to their ultimate destruction?
About me – I love writing sci-fi and fantasy while I await an adequate plan for world domination.
Light’s Rise-Book One of the Light in the Darkness Series Darian was a young scout in the Imperial Austrian Army when Napoleon Bonaparte started his campaign across Europe. It isn’t until Darian’s hometown is threatened that he discovers an insidious evil lurking behind enemy lines; taking advantage of the chaos of war. A mysterious man named Raphael provides two choices: stay and fight against the French, or join the Council of Light in the struggle to save Europe from an evil mastermind intent on conquering humanity with his army of demons. Darian’s choice leads him into a new war, where victory lies in the hands of an unusual group of warriors with supernatural abilities whose sole purpose is to protect humanity from an unending tide of evil. Light’s Eyes-Book Two will be released February 2018
Jonathan J Bowerman
The Secret Realms of the Hidden Elves: The Beginning, is book one in the Hidden Elves Series. Stepping into her new home, Jasper had no idea her life would change forever. Being a typical 12-year-old girl with a typical 12-year-old imagination, she is never short of new adventures. Although the adventure she would soon embark on would change her more than she knew. Join Jasper and her team of majestic elves as they seek to save Whisper-Feet from the treacherous villain Veranon. High flying excitement, dark and dangerous caves, magical weapons, and beautiful realms all await her the moment she touches the Great Willow tree. The Secret Realms of the Hidden Elves: The Beginning is sure to keep your heart pumping and your mind racing!
Grady P. Brown
Grady P. Brown is a science fiction author who is diagnosed with high functioning autism. He is a connoisseur of the science fiction, fantasy, and superhero genres. In addition, he is an autism ambassador, hoping to demonstrate the potential benefits one can gain from being autistic. As a writer, Grady P. Brown utilizes his autism to visualize the story taking place inside of his head like a movie. Also, he has a very strong memory, allowing him to store information about his characters and stories in his brain as though it were a computer hard-drive. He is also a passionate pit bull lover and owns a pair of sweet and loving pit bull named Wally and Fitch.
Daccari Buchelli is a British born Author, who first stumbled upon the world of Fantasy during his childhood years. He soon found himself won over by the genre and now spends his time exploring his own magical wonderlands. Daccari focuses on the darker side of human nature, with just a sprinkle of old school magic. When away from his trusty ball point pen, Daccari enjoys art and music, as well as curling up with a good book and a cup of tea.
William D. Burt
William D. Burt’s 7-title fantasy series for pre-teens, teens and young adults especially appeals to C.S. Lewis and Tolkien fans. Series titles are listed on our website and are available for purchase at a discount. Book I—The King of the Trees—won the 2014 Readers’ Favorite silver medal for Christian Fantasy/Sci-Fi. Synopsis of Book I: What do an old wooden box, a jeweled pendant and some mysterious, green-garbed strangers share in common? When Rolin son of Gannon sets out to solve this riddle, his adventures take him worlds beyond the walls of his little log cabin in the mountains. With the help of some fierce griffins and a long-lost prophecy, Rolin and his friends battle batwolves, a dragon and other mythological creatures as they embark upon a perilous quest for the fabled Isle of Luralin and the Tree of Life.
In 2017, William Burt’s publishing company, Creation Way Books, released The Lake Lights. This title is also available on Burt’s website. A synopsis follows. “What are the mysterious lights flitting above Oswego Lake on moonlit nights? Marsh gas? Ball lightning? Or holdovers from the dawn of Creation? When Jonathan Oliver tries to track down the source of the lights, his search leads him to Iron Mountain’s abandoned Prosser Mine. After his physicist father goes missing in Afghanistan, Jon is left to decode a cryptic message leading to yet more mysteries and a remarkable, game-changing invention. With his grandfather’s help, Jon matches wits with an unscrupulous scientist who will stop at nothing to steal the device and sell it to a shadowy criminal organization. Jon’s dual discoveries not only help him to deliver his city from total annihilation but also ultimately rock the scientific world to its very foundations.”
He’s reckless, impulsive, and barely eighteen, but Flynn Arcturus is the best damn pilot on the ocean floor. In his short lifetime, he’s dealt with angry sea dragons and seductive mermaids, but nothing could have prepared him for the death of his parents.
Flynn’s parents aren’t the first to die under mysterious circumstances. Many residents of Seahaven, the domed underwater city where he lives, are getting killed by seemingly random acts of misfortune. When he investigates, he discovers an ancient threat, imprisoned for centuries, that once again endangers Seahaven.
Equipped with superb piloting skills and an extraordinary ship built by his genius brother, Flynn may be the only one who can save Seahaven. But when he discovers what he’s up against, he realizes he’s out of his depth.
Astin Fell lives the life of a struggling barista until he inexplicably sprouts wings and horns. Now, he’s the last servant of an unknown power, conscripted into a war with the Taint–a horrific evil devouring the world one tiny piece at a time.
He’ll have help: Nemesis, the shotgun-toting Goddess of Vengeance; Claudia Fischer, a woman with three different souls bonded inside her; his nightmarish vampyre ex-girlfriend; and his telepathic housecat. But if Astin and his new allies can’t unravel the vast conspiracy lurking in the city’s shadows, there will be no one left to stop the Taint’s spread… and it will consume everyone and everything in its path.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Little is known of H.C. Cavall except that he is a fantasy writer and author of the “Astin Fell” series. Some say he is a dark occultist that weaves the very fabric of reality into his books. Others say he enjoys mythology, coffee, and spending time with his cats. The world may never know for sure.
CeDany is a former Document Specialist who became a full-time mother, then turned to full-time writing. Became Indie Writer/Author from the beginning, as her writings did not copy anyone’s styles. It’s never been done in this fashion, so, unique!
She lives in a wee village by the Clyde in beautiful leafy Scotland with her husband and four children (2 Humans and 2 Kittens – smile!). On 21 January 2017, her beloved son and youngest passed away, aged 26, after spending 3 months and 20 days in hospital. Gone too young, too soon, sadly missed Sonshine called Georges. An aggressive cancer that couldn’t be beaten…
When not writing, she can be found enjoying reading copiously and correcting/editing grammar and perfecting the Epub format, playing virtual farming games, Archery in the back garden, and wondering when she’ll get noticed according to her lucky stars.
Her signature lets you know her favourite subjects – Witches and Vampires as follows: BB, V-V!
CeDany is her pen name as she is a very private person. She would love to hear from readers. Drop her a note on her contact page.
Shakira had never felt at home growing up in Surrey, but as soon as she entered the quaint Welsh village she knew she belonged. Maybe it was because of the welcoming villagers. Or perhaps it was the presence of the others whom she sensed nearby; the ones she saw in her dreams, with their strange glowing eyes.
Fate is not always kind. It gives with one hand and takes with the other. There is a reason she didn’t grow up with her own kind.
A rich tale of witchcraft, fae, sorcery, elinefae and dragons; this is a story for all who dare to believe.
YouTube of me reading a bit from this book (marvel at my native British accent!?): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UHZmwg7pgUc
C. Craig Coleman
C. Craig Coleman grew up in the small Eastern North Carolina town of Kinston in the golden age of youth. Back then, kids dashed out the door on Saturday morning, took to bicycles, and explored the world around them unrestrained, only returning home for dinner in the late afternoon. He scampered over fields and swampy low grounds, investigating and collecting anything that moved and half the flora he came across. That gave him the knowledge of the natural world that backgrounds histories. He attended college at the University of North Carolina atChapel Hill and graduated with a BA degree in Ancient and European history. He served his country in the Vietnam War, repairing the display computers on the Air Force’s F111D aircraft, though not in the Vietnam theater. Then he audited agriculture courses at North Carolina StateUniversity for a year before returning to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, graduating with a Masters of BusinessAdministration. A long career in the textile industry ended with a company buyout in the imploding industry. Finding himself looking’outside the box’ for future options, a seed suggestion to write down some stories, planted by a professor of literature in his youth, germinated. He decided to write a fantasy story, with no inkling it would lead on to the greatest adventure of his life. With the success of his six-book Neuyokkasinian Arc of Empire epic fantasy series, Coleman decided to expand his writing repertoire and begins here with TheRattling Crate.
Justin Coogle is a medical student by day but author by night. Saving lives and curing boredom were two callings he could never ignore. A dedicated Christian and passionate storyteller, he hopes to instill wonder and excitement in all his readers by wringing out the deep love of stories everyone has deep inside them.
My novel, Kingdom Come, also has a complementary short story collection available for free on my website if you type in your email. The story is complete without them, but they add some extra spice if you find the world engaging.
One evening a rift in the cosmos upsets the flow of spacetime, and a beautiful young scientist is changed into a Siamese cat. A kindly old man rescues her from an alley, takes her to his apartment above the book shop he owns, and introduces her to the mutt who lives with him. Max is upset to have an interloper share his living space and affection with Mr. Cavaliere. The cat soon realizes that she doesn’t belong in this feline body and will need dog’s help to solve the problem. Max decides that the cat is the problem and the sooner he gets rid of her, the better. Using ancient books and powerful magic, Sophie and Max travel across space and time into another dimension where they are transformed into humans. Through their magical adventures and mishaps, they meet a helpful wizard and learn the true meaning of friendship.
When Kristi isn’t riding her Harley or working her day job, you can find her in front of her computer, hammering out exciting stories with a bit of romance and a lot of action and suspense. Although she has honed her writing craft for 30+ years, she only published her first book in 2012. Her strange and varied work history – from hotel housekeeper, car wash attendant, insurance underwriter, electronics assembly line worker, data entry tech, blueberry nursery shipping coordinator, local delivery driver, and truck driver/owner of her own trucking company – gives her a broad base from which to build characters and storylines. Now a billing specialist for The Arc of Lane County, she supports those who care for people with disabilities while she pursues her writing career in earnest. She got married for the first time at 38, wisely skipped being a mommy and went straight to Grandma.
Hetty Crane & P.J. Merchant
P.J. and I have self published two books in our fantasy series, Tales from Taihandria. Information about us and our books is available on our website. We are finding it difficult to connect with readers and your Diabolic Shrimp community seems like a great idea. We are willing to do reviews of books by independent authors featured in your community. We look forward to participating! cheers! Hetty Crane
William Bradshaw, King of the Goblins
Desperate for work, Will Bradshaw makes the mistake of accepting a job as manager offered by the law firm of Cickam, Wender and Downe. Too late he learns his job is to ‘manage’ the goblins on the world of Other Place as their king. His goblins are short, stupid and a little crazy, and they consider his orders helpful suggestions.
As if that wasn’t enough, Will accidentally starts a war with the fashion obsessed human monarch Kervol Ket. Goblins haven’t won a war in recorded history and have no intention of starting now. In spite of this Will isn’t giving up. It’s going to take stealth, subterfuge and a seemingly endless supply of detonating outhouses, but Will Bradshaw is determined to win.
She is the author of Trust (Children of Chiron series Vol 1) to be released in August 31 2017.
Life and career
She is wife to a robot builder and mom to a toddler. By day, she is a barefoot farrier, horse trainer, and riding instructor. She lives in Texas, with her husband, toddler, three horses, three hens, three geese, and three doves.
When centaurs return to Earth, they are dying. In the hopes that humanity can help, war breaks out instead. The last infant must be saved! As one centaur, Ieang struggles to keep the infant girl alive, he finds himself not only trapped on this planet but on the run. Both are caught in the middle. Desperate, he and his companion capture one of the enemy humans, but will she will care for the infant?! Every day the baby lives is precious!
How the Magic Began ~ The Star, is about a boy named Riley living an ordinary life . . . until something extraordinary happens. One morning, just like any other, Riley wakes up, begins to get ready for school, looks in the mirror and . . . he sees the image of a star around his eye! Why has he been marked with this symbol and for what purpose? Everything begins to change soon after as he and his friend, Kelly, stumble upon a door in the forest which leads to a fantastical world, a world inhabited by very unusual beings.
David M. Donachie
Hi there! My name is David Donachie. I’m a writer, artist, games designer, and programmer, living in Edinburgh, Scotland, in a garret I share with my wife, two cats, and a lot of reptiles. I’ve been writing since I was old enough to hold a pencil, but I’ve only had a few stories published. Recently I released my first book of short stories, The Night Alphabet. Angels become refugees after a war in heaven; a man discovers a gap to another world in a house he is renovating; memories wash up an island shore as seaweed leaves; a Detective is hired to search for himself. The Night Alphabet brings you twenty-six stories from the edge of night.
Abby, Toby, and Billy are ordinary detectives with extraordinary clients: G-G-Ghosts! It’s just another summer day of hunting frogs for twelve-year-old Billy, Abby, and Toby, when they stumble upon a deserted lake cabin and meet Mary, a real live ghost, searching for her lost locket. The trio offer to help her find it and the Fantastic Phantasmic Detective Agency is launched. But when the youthful sleuths enlist the help of the grumpy medium, Mr. Monsento, to help them with their second case, locating a ghost’s missing ghost brother, a mysterious visitor from the UnderWorld appears…
I have books in Fantasy, Science Fiction, Thriller, Romantic Suspense, and a short fairy tale.
My name is Katie Epstein, and I’m an author of urban fantasy, fantasy and paranormal romance novels, waiting for the day that the mythical becomes real once more! Death Be Blue is the first book in the Terra Vane series that follows the story of Enforcer Field Agent, Terra Vane, who is a psychic and the only human on a force full of shifters. Determined to be seen as their equal, Terra throws herself into each case that crosses her path alongside her wolf-shifter partner, Kaleb Cipher. In Death Be Blue, they follow the case of a serial killer that opens a whole can of worms leading to corruption and a blue pill that has hit the streets again. Hopefully, between Terra’s psychic visions and Kaleb’s street smarts, they can find out who is behind all of this before it’s too late.
Death Be Charmed, book two in the series, is out now. It continues on from book one but where Terra has to go undercover in Darkwood where the vampires live.
“What if?” Those two words all too easily send Devorah Fox spinning into flights of fancy. Best-selling author of award-winning books including The Bewildering Adventures of King Bewilliam literary historical fantasy series and several thrillers, she also penned Fantasy/Science Fiction and Mystery Mini Short Reads and contributed short stories to popular fantasy anthologies. Born in Brooklyn, New York, she now lives on the Texas Gulf Coast with rescued tabby cats … and a dragon named Inky. Visit the “Dee-Scoveries” blog at http://devorahfox.com.
Harry James Fox
Harry James Fox was born in the mountains of western Colorado, an area featured in his novels. He has worked as a cowboy, an intelligence officer with the US Army, and had a career in natural resource management with the Bureau of Land Management, US Department of the Interior. He served a wartime tour of duty in Vietnam, working closely with Australian forces there. His training in the biology of natural wild-lands is reflected in the imagery of his writings. In fact, the landscape of his books have been likened to a major character in its own right.
He enjoys horses, the outdoors, elk hunting, long walks in the desert, and story-telling. He loves the local cuisine, particularly green chiles. He likes a cup of hot tea with friends. patriotic parades and bluegrass music. He dislikes chocolate, long speeches, and the need to wear reading glasses.
Hello I have 1 published book, one due for publishing this month and one I am nearly finished. The books are all apart of a series: Meridian Chronicles Series “Hall of Souls & The Book of the Fairies” “Black Widow Curse & The Coven”
Leslie W P Garland
The Norwegian philosopher Arne Ness said, “The best aspect of a book is not the thoughts it contains, but the thoughts it unleashes.” So yes, my stories contain thoughts, but I hope they also unleash the thoughts of my readers. “The Red Grouse Tales” are four tales told in the Red Grouse Inn. They have similar themes running through them – good and evil, philosophy and religion, a sprinkling of fantasy and a good dash of mystery (something like; C S Lewis meets Jostein Gaarder and Henry James? – though comparisons are hard to make) – but are all very different and so should provide something for everyone who likes to think about what they are reading.
The four tales are:- The Little Dog – a story of good and evil, and retribution. The Crow – a poignant tale of misunderstanding, dying, blame and bitterness. The Golden Tup – a dreadful tale of paradise being cruelly taken by latent evil. The White Hart – a happy ghost story, if there can be such a thing! I usually say my stories are for adult readers because they do contain occasional references to sex, sometimes a tiny bit of bad language, and are not “all action” from page 1. However, they ought to be suitable for NA and quite possibly YA as well. Available from Amazon.
My extensive career in the motion picture and television industries provided a solid foundation for my novel “Littluns: And the Book of Darkness” My full bio can be found at http://www.littluns.net/pages/about.html?osCsid=781f1bb5d1b5f7544379b463… With the award winning “Littluns” you will discover a very different reading experience; an allegorical story that takes readers from a fantasy to reality and truth. I also color illustrated the novel and printed it on Kodak paper in an epic adventure for all seasons and all reasons for all readers. For “Young Adult” and grown-up reading, but also family friendly, “Littluns” is a book, that is in many ways like experiencing a motion picture, but is a novel that can only be read, and where only READERS can go on this adventure of chance, thrill ride in uncertainty, but hope, where you will also find “Littluns” impossible to predict and full of surprises, while stirring your every emotion. So, experience it for yourself by visiting my BLOG at http://www.littlunsblog.com BLOG: http://www.littlunsblog.com SEE TABS at top of page. This has the most information including buying options, awards, reviews, and articles. WEBSITE: http://www.littluns.net See sample chapter, video, and merchandising, and for purchasing the book. Also on the website you will see why this novel is like experiencing a motion picture, but is a novel that can only be read, and where only READERS can go to experience this one-of-a-kind book. 1. Click on the MAP TAB. 2. Click on any one of the RED stars and it will take you into the map to characters and locations. 3. Return to MAP and repeat steps two and three to see this one-of-a-kind novel that takes readers from fantasy to reality and truth. For young adult and grown-up readers of all ages, finally a novel has come that is more than just a novel – it’s a present-tense journey, adventure, and personal experience like watching a movie, with the reader imagining what things look like between the illustrations. For all seasons and all reasons, Littluns is a most different reading experience.
Each night, the devil disguises himself as a crow with one hundred dead horsemen at his command. A man takes a walk around the world with Chance, Fate and Time. Upon his death, a father leaves his murderous son a cursed goblet in his will. A woman must seek the help of a sorcerer, an eagle, a gardener and a witch in order to find the only sword in the world that can slay a king. Blending the magical and the macabre, this collection of stories transports the reader to the worlds of sorcerers, kelpies, wraiths and changelings.
Kathryn Gossow has been writing and publishing short stories and flash fiction in a variety of genres since 2006. Her debut novel Cassandra was published by Odyssey Books in 2017 and has been shortlisted for the Aurealis Award for Best Fantasy Novel.
On a remote farm in Queensland, Cassie Shultz feels useless. Her perfect brother Alex has an uncanny ability to predict the weather and the fortunes of the entire family hinge upon his forecasts. However, her own gift for prophecy remains frustratingly obscure. Attempts to help her family usually result in failure. After meeting with her new, genius neighbour Athena, Cassie thinks she has unlocked the secret of her powers. But as her visions grow more vivid, she learns that the cost of honing her gift may be her sanity. With her family breaking apart, the future hurtles towards Cassie faster than she can comprehend it.
When you can no longer run away from your destiny, you have only one choice……face it! Xian with the help of Michael, an angel sent to be her trainer, finally learns what the dreams and visions were preparing her for. Now with the ability to see behind the veil separating the physical from spiritual world, she learns how to hone her given skills to fight the demons that are out for blood. Question is, does she have what it takes and can she not be distracted by the undeniable attraction to Michael? Could he be attracted to her too?
I’m a stay at home dad and science fiction/fantasy/horror writer. My contemporary fantasy novel, ‘Legend and Lore: In Human Skin’, is the first in a trilogy about a company called ‘Lore’, which sells mythological creatures to the elite. It’s told from the point of view of damaged young recruit Lincoln Sayer, and follows his discovery of the company’s darkest secrets. As a writer I love to walk the line between fear and wonder- something I think Stephen King does especially well.
Abdelouahab Hammoudi is a writer,screenwriter and filmmaker. He has several works to his credit.
In 1994, his whole film production won “the town of Brussels International Medal.”
In 2007, his script ” La lune ne se lève que la nuit” was made into film.
He writes both in English and French.
– The golden nightingale (Thriller)
-Lamalif and the toad skin hat (Epic fantasy)
-STONY I (Horror)
Books in french:
– La Nuit des Blachangas 2006(novel in French) Editions Le Manuscrit Paris (France)
– Le Rossignol doré 2007 (novel in French) Editions Le Manuscrit Paris (France)
– Le Trésor de L’Amenokal 2008 (novel in French) Editions Le Manuscrit Paris (France)
– La Lanterne de l’Espoir 2007 (Essay in French) Editions Le Manuscrit Paris (France)
Ashlie Harris 30 years old and a Stay-at-Home mother of four homeschooled children. She and her husband live in the heart of the Midwest, USA, in a place Ashlie likes to call, “The Land of Corn and Beans”. She has lived there all her life but may plan to move North in the near future.
In addition to The Witches of Andar series (Book 1- available for pre-order on Amazon/Kindle), Ashlie is also the author of one anthology, Extra Life, and one VERY short story, Midnight Monster- both of which are available on Amazon/Kindle for only 0.99.!
Book 2 in The Witches of Andar series will be coming late 2018!
L.E. Harrison is the author of the contemporary fantasy trilogy the Children Of Corvus, as well as a collection of previously published poems and short stories. A lifelong avid reader and lover of genre fiction—from science fiction to paranormal romance, and everything in between—she’s inspired by stories that blur boundaries, and by the authors who manage to do it exceptionally well. She lives in an hundred-sixty-year-old farmhouse in rural Pennsylvania, where she is busy working on the next chapter in the universe of Soluna’s children.
Jessica Hernandez was born and raised in the beautiful, sunny state of Florida. She attended the University of Miami, where she spent more time than she cares to admit daydreaming of a faraway land called Acu. Upon graduating with a degree in English and Political Science in 2014, Jessica put pen to paper and brought Acu to life—so was born the Hawk of Stone duology.
Benjamin Hope is the author of Victorian gothic-steampunk crossover novel, The Procurement of Souls, about the exploits of two opposing bio-alchemists, one of whom seeks the power to stop time; the other, mass mind-control. He is currently working on a collection of gothic short stories, one of which is due for publication in the inaugural edition of the Kyanite Press Journal of Science Fiction and Fantasy this September. He offers up speculative and gothic fiction recommendations and ponderings on the writing process on his website, www.benjamin-hope.com.
S. K. Inkslinger
A start up writer from Bangkok, Thailand. S. K. speaks three languages, fluent in Thai and English while being moderate to novice in Mandarin. He currently studies as a second year medical student in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. His many passions lie in tales of fantasy, action, and thriller. His love of reading and writing stemmed from the fantastical tales and stories he had been exposed to over the years, and his desire to craft one of those stories by his own hands.
Gerald de Yefrem is commander of the mighty Bestia, a legendary band of sell swords whose ferocity in battle is feared throughout all of Eosium. After the death of his father, Gerald finds himself thrust into a world of wonder where nothing is familiar to him. In this strange environment, he must fulfill the prophecy bestowed upon him and wage war against the evil Tainted Ones and their legion of blood thirsty demons. Edited and prepared by Ronin Publications
Ed Ireland was born in Philadelphia on September 29, 1954. In January of 1955, the hospital he was born in was torn down. Presumably, they didn’t want anything like that happening again. His adolescence was shaped in Catholic school where the proper use of the common language was the only thing that mattered to the short but strong nuns. In 1972 he joined the military where his wanderlust surfaced. He has since called many places home such as Texas, California, Nevada, Colorado, Pennsylvania New Jersey, New York and North Carolina while on his way to his current home in Miami, Florida. He claims his penchant for wandering is now at an end here in the shadows of Hemingway. Along this great and wondrous trip, he has collected memories of some of the most beautiful scenery this country has to offer. He has also met a veritable kaleidoscope of colorful characters that make up the tapestry of his work. Along with his scenic visions, each character in his works carries some part of people he has known in his life, both good and bad. On the personal side of his life, he is the proud father of two, a rabid Philadelphia Eagles fan, a self-confessed video game addict and a proud supporter of wildlife issues. His particular issue is support for the wolf programs across the country. He encourages support for these magnificent animals and donates a portion of each sale to Runningwiththewolves.org.
For fans of the Hunger Games (Stephanie Myer), A Court of Thorns and Roses (Sarah J Maas), Graceling (Kristin Cashore), Divergent (Veronica Roth) and Red Queen (Victoria Aveyard).
“Gorgeous, fresh writing and a feisty heroine exploring a darkly magical world where nothing is as it first seems. Change of Chaos is perfect for YA fans who want to trek through a beautifully described world alongside a cast of compelling, fiercely likable characters. Jacinta Jade is a master of writing fast-paced, authentic action scenes.” (Michelle Hope, editor to top tier authors such as George R. R. Martin)
CHANGE OF CHAOS
Change – and become who you were meant to be. The prophecy foretells that a warrior will rise to defeat one of Kaslon’s greatest threats. Young Siray is about to experience the most important moment of her life – the Change ceremony – where she will transform into her chosen animal form and take her place in Kaslonian hierarchy. It is all she has ever wanted – to live a normal life amongst her people. But when she is forced into the middle of an emerging war, she realises that sometimes, destiny is its own master. She has been chosen. And she will fight. But will she survive?
I initially wanted to write a story for my children where they were the main characters, with no intentions of it being published. Since then though I have published another book on Kindle and there will be two more in the Time Travelling Clock series soon.
I’m 62 years young and started my first fantasy book in April 2017. I went to college with an intent to write full time, but became a Firefighter instead, eventually retiring as a Deputy Firs Chief. (Life got in the way.) Now I’m doing what I genuinely love, writing traditional fantasy. When not rewriting and editing, I also am writing fantasy-based short stories, usually a bit on the dark side. (Well, sometimes more than just a bit.) My NIP is the first book in a planned four-part series. If I live through the first four, maybe more, lol.
JC Kang’s unhealthy obsession with Fantasy and Sci-Fi began at an early age when his brother introduced him to The Chronicles of Narnia, The Hobbit, Star Trek and Star Wars. As an adult, he combines his geek roots with his professional experiences as a Chinese Medicine doctor, martial arts instructor and technical writer to pen epic fantasy stories.
Songs of Insurrection https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0192DPDR0/
Twin girls discover a mystical world contained within a crumbling mosaic, and they must restore it before an evil witch seizes its power, even if doing so could tear their family apart. Secrets. It all started while looking for secret passages. Chloe Tozier’s impulsive twin, Zoe, insisted that all old mansions had them. Grandma denied the existence of any here. Except for the boarded-up service elevator that she conveniently forgot to mention before the girls discovered it, the elevator that didn’t seem to go anywhere. They had been living in this private museum with their grandparents since the death of their parents during an archaeology trip to Egypt. Mysteries. Why have a museum in a tiny town in the middle of Kansas when what’s on display is nothing unusual? Sometimes packages arrived wrapped in plain brown paper that the girls never saw again. Grandpa disappeared overnight and they haven’t heard from him since. And before going to Egypt their parents had mentioned something about a mysterious mosaic. Maybe Zoe was right about family secrets. Maybe it was time to dig further.
Proud author responsible for Dead by Morning and The Council, fascinated by the dark and macabre. Stephen King is her all time inspiration mixed in with a little bit of Eminem and some faint remnants of the works of Edgar Allen Poe. When she began writing, she started in horror but it somehow drifted into thriller. She loves the 1988 movie Heathers. She was born and raised in Michigan but traveled across the country to where she currently resides in Texas.
She has ideas for books in many genres that she hopes to write and publish in the future.
The Council is the governing Coven over the Land of Five, a region entirely inhabited—and split apart—by witches with varying powers. Lilith Lace, a witch thought to be born powerless, happily resides in Ignis, the Coven of Fire, until she suddenly develops telekinesis, an ability only seen in some witches born in Mentis, the Coven of the Mind. When The Council finds out about her odd development, she’s taken under their wing and is finally told the truth—everything she’s learned about the Land of Five, herself included, have been nothing but lies.
My name is David Kummer, and I live in Madison, Indiana, which is a small town on the Ohio River. There’s lots of history and creepy places, which have influenced my writings. In my book SHE, most of the places and buildings are based off similar settings here in my home town, although I’ve changed them so you wouldn’t know really if I didn’t tell you.
I would love to get to know you better, so email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or check out my blog at davidkummer.com. I’m always glad to give out review copies (always most of the time), but love it even more if you pick up a copy to buy. They’re all cheap. Reviews are super appreciated.
For real, message me either on there or here. I love getting to know people and talking books, sports, favorite foods (mmmm) or whatever your area of interest is.
You can’t hide from magic when it’s in your blood ….
When Allaigna was seven she almost sang her baby brother to sleep — forever. She may be heir to neither her mother’s titles nor her secrets, but she has inherited her grandmother’s dangerous talent for singing music into magic.
Allaigna’s Song: Overture is a love story, a family saga, and a coming-of-age novel that braids together the stories of daughter, mother, and grandmother into a rich and deftly-woven narrative.
“Magically unputdownable” – C.C. Humphreys
JM Landels is an equestrian swordswoman, artist, and editor based out of Richmond BC.
The Lion of Ackbarr
A girl fights to contain her inner beast. “Primal forest, dim light and the muscular grace of a large predator sliding through the undergrowth. Mika twitched, caught up in her dream. Gnats swarmed above the moss coated pools. The crashing of beasts in the distance and the humming of bees. She threaded her way through, blinking in the green light.” Fifteen year old Mika is to be married to a foreign boy she has only met once, despite her family mourning the recent disappearance of her twin brother, Kaylan. Forced to live in a strange land far from her home in Cassai, she is resigned to her life as a lady until the day she discovers her new family dead around her. Mika escapes and disguises herself to travel to Ackbarr, struggling to deal with her strange changing as she attempts to find her brother.
hi, I am Leo. I am 50 years of age and live in Bristol in the UK with my girlfriend of 30 years and our cat Archimedes. I don’t eat meat and adore all animals especially the feline of the species. I suffer with extreme emotional distress disorder and rapid cycling bipolar disorder and find my writing/drawing/reading very therapeutic. I write Fantasy and Fiction novels. The genre is very much Fighting Fantasy and Dungeons and Dragons but, novels not RPG’s. Kandor The Warrior is the first in a saga I am working on. The sequel is half done. In his quest for justice and peace, faced with incredible odds and with time running out, only Kandor has the ability to stop Morgana’s plan to take Cerminian for herself and bring with it the Kingdom’s inevitable destruction. I also write poetry and currently working on an illustrated poetry book. I love nature and strongly believe that All life is precious. All humans; all life; are connected regardless of nationality, religion, colour, creed or persuasion. I also believe that all chaos is by design.
Have you ever had a dream you couldn’t shake? It got under you skin and followed you through the rest of your day. Maybe it returned the next night, or even years later. That’s the story of my writing career. Literature has always been an important part of my life, whether as a reader or a writer. I particularly love clean young adult stories with at least a touch (or more) of magic and romance, which also happens to be what I write. Between writing and chasing kids, I enjoy doing all things book. You can find out more at: www.AngeLeya.com
My first novel, The Demon Sonatas, Book One, takes place in a reality where angels and demons live fairly normal lives here on earth. A power hungry demon impregnates a human and sires a Nephilim. Reputed to have special powers far in excess of a normal demon this child becomes the focus of a nationwide search by the angels, the demons, a special unit of the FBI and a secret society within the Vatican. Also interested is his uncle, a Catholic priest and professor who is aided in his quest by a demon princess./ Along the way the unlikely pair fall in love and risk all to save the child and to stay together.
I sincerely hope that anyone who reads my book enjoys themselves and I look forward to feedback both positive and negative.
My name is Jennifer and I am a young fantasy author. I’ve always loved to read and a bit over a year ago, after I finished school, I started writing myself. In the beginning of July I published my first book called ‘The Gifted: The four Kingdoms’ on Amazon which was one of the most exciting moments for me. I love fantasy, scifi, romance and thrillers and am open to new genres as well.
Michelle E. Lowe
I’m a Georgia born native who spent most my life near the Atlanta area before pulling up stakes and moving clear across the country with husband, Ben, and our two daughters. History piques my interests, especially European history. I’m a big nerd at heart. I love reading science-fiction and fantasy stories, and I enjoy old B horror films. I also get a kick out of playing classic Atari video games and I do oil painting as a hobby. My works included The Warning, Atlantic Pyramid, Cherished Thief, Legacy, and Legacy-The Reunion, children’s books, Poe’s Haunted House Tour, and the three-part adventure children’s series, The Hex Hunt. Currently, I’m working on my next series, The Age of the Machine.
Blurb: A thief, a lover and a toymaker; drawn together by fate, unlikely champions against a powerful and remorseless enemy. When not fighting each other, they must confront a powerful lord and end his plan to unleash global violence. No problem. But behind the scenes, the immortal trickster is manipulating men like puppets, changing history for his own amusement. And as an ancient plan is set into motion, the trio are faced with events they do not understand and may not survive.
I have recently published my first novel ‘The Relics of Aiden’ on amazon. It is a magical adventure story about four friends with magical abilities.
Justin has been burden by his dead mother with a task that will endanger his life – to vanquish the evil power of the Morgwiths family. But when a new line appears in his mother’s final letter, he embarks on a quest to search for clues and go on an adventure with his three best friends. After a mysterious vision, the death of a student and betrayal from a close person, what would be the fate of Justin and his friends? Justin must confront and face his destiny with the help of the Relics of Aiden.
Erin MacMichael is a science fantasy author and artist, creator of the T’nari Renegades–Pleiadian Cycle series of novellas, novels, covers, and artwork. Her cross-genre fiction infuses far-reaching concepts, vivid characters, and elements of the so-called fantastic into emotionally charged interplanetary drama.
The T’nari series follows a renegade family that specializes in the infiltration of worlds taken down or threatened by ancient reptilian clans addicted to violence. In the face of crippling pain and anger, the T’nari game masters weave their magic to open up and reclaim realities lost to the repetitive nightmare.
As an avid reader, writer, listener, and designer, Erin’s lifelong quest has been to explore past the boundaries of conventional thinking and figure out what really has transpired on this planet. She has traveled extensively throughout the United States, Europe and the British Isles, and ventured into the ancient sites of Egypt, Bali, Java, Peru, Bolivia, and Mexico. She lives in the Pacific Northwest with her marvelous offspring and the magnificent Douglas Firs.
Find Erin’s books on the Reality Raiders Press website at http://realityraiders.com/ and visit her blog “Fringewalker” at http://realityraiders.com/fringewalker/ to take part in discussions on out-of-the-box thinking, big concept fiction, movies, anime, games, art, and trailblazing researchers and visionaries.
Currently living in colorful Colorado, Aurora is working hard at getting all of her ideas out to the public. With the aid of music, reading, some art, and friends, she’s going to get this done. Yes, there are many genres she plans to be under, but that’s because those stories are still in the writing process, along with every other story that needs work. Happy reading!!
Lela Markham is an Alaska-based multi-genre author delving into speculative realms with a high-fantasy series and an apocalyptic series and other standalones.
I’ve been writing seriously since I was 15 and publishing my own work since 2012. I started with ‘zines and the moved on to do a pulp fiction action adventure crime novel series called The Bartender. The books take the titular character and explore a world of genres. I have another series called Lazlo, which follows the exploits of globe trotting super operative Lazlo. I’ve finally built a body of work that I feel comfortable presenting to the world so check it out!
James Maxstadt lives in Burlington, NC, with his lovely wife Barbara, and their dog Manny. They own an old home, built in 1937, which they are slowly renovating room by room. James is doing all of the work, thanks to his father William, a home builder in upstate NY, who taught him the necessary skills. In addition to home renovation, James loves to read, with a particular fondness for fantasy and science-fiction, and counts Terry Pratchett, Glenn Cook, and of course, JRR Tolkien as major influences. He writes fun, fast-paced fantasy, and is the creator of the Duke Grandfather Saga, of which the first two are currently published.
Blurb: A senator’s son is found dead in his bed, with a look of extreme agony on his face and strange tattoos all over his body. Enter Felix the Fox: neither a traditional detective nor a traditional magician – but something in between.
This is a story of Togas, Daggers and Magic – for lovers of Murder Mysteries, Ancient Rome and Urban Fantasy.
Bio: Assaph has had his nose in a book since he was five, and had to yell at the librarian that he can read already so he could get a card. With a rather diverse taste in reading – from fantasy to philosophy, from ancient times to the far future – his first novel Murder In Absentia is an “historically-themed urban high-fantasy hardboiled murder mystery, with just a dash of horror”.
Assaph now lives in Sydney, Australia with his wife Julia, four kids and two cats. By day he is a software product manager, bridging the gap between developers and users, and by night he’s writing – he seems to do his best writing after midnight.
Sarah R. Molder
I’m a first time author. Proud Hufflepuff. I love dogs, playing video games and watching a lot of movies and tv shows. I also have a YouTube channel, Timeknights. Which I make video of my favorite shows and games.
Summary of my book. At the start of the story, in the land of Avera, Princess Cassandra becomes Queen in a painful and heartbreaking moment. She loses both of her brothers on the battlefield and now was the Queen of Gardondra, home of the Dragons. Unknown to her, her brothers were alive and taken prisoner by their enemy, the Magi’s. A race of magic wielding creatures whose appearance changes if they harm another. Cataclysmic Ascension is a story about adventure and friendship and the hardships of war and the love you share for one another. If you love Dragons and castles, magic and swordfights, then this is the story for you.
Hi, I am an author, my book is fantasy, based on ancient India, it is the first part of a trilogy.
I am a 16-year veteran in the US Army. I’m an Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) officer. I began writing during my second deployment after seeing so many stories that were derivatives of other stories. I decided I should try and do something different. My first book series, Bystanders, is about a city with a growing superhero population. The main hero’s identity isn’t known by the characters nor the readers. The story is told from the perspective of the various “innocent” bystanders, including cops, paramedics, surgeons, media, drug dealers, mob bosses, and fanboys. I’m a father of three and a husband of 12 years. My other hobbies include movies, video games, and adrenaline-inducing activities such as roller coasters and skydiving.
Ethan Nahté has professionally worked in television, film and radio, not to mention he is a musician, journalist, photographer, and author. He has approximately 30 published stories & poems in anthologies by a variety of publishers. He has two published story collections: OF MONSTERS & MADMEN and THE UNDEAD ATE MY HEAD. He is the author of the novellas THE SAVAGE CAGED and WINGS OF MERCURY. In his spare time, when not out hiking in the mountains or on the lakes & rivers, he attempts to get an hour or two of sleep.
Ruth Nestvold has published widely in science fiction and fantasy, her fiction appearing in such markets as Asimov’s, F&SF, Baen’s Universe, Strange Horizons, Realms of Fantasy, and Gardner Dozois’s Year’s Best Science Fiction. Her work has been nominated for the Nebula, Tiptree, and Sturgeon Awards. In 2007, the Italian translation of her novella “Looking Through Lace” won the “Premio Italia” award for best international work. Since 2012, she’s been concentrating her efforts on self-publishing rather than traditional publishing, although she does still occasionally sell a story the old-fashioned way. She maintains a web site at http://www.ruthnestvold.com and blogs at https://ruthnestvold.wordpress.com.
Yseult: A Tale of Tragedy in the Age of King Arthur
Seven years ago, reeling from a curse in the wake of battle, Gael sought sanctuary and found it in a most perilous place. The citadel of a troll warlord—haunt of the desperate and violent—proves a harsh refuge for a civilized mage. But Gael wields power enough to create an oasis of order amidst the chaos. Now master of the metals that flow to the citadel’s weapon forges, Gael rules his tally room unchallenged, until he discovers a theft within its vaults. Gael loves the quiet certainty of black ink tally marks on smooth parchment, but his search for the thief leads to a maze of unexpected answers, putting his hard-won sanctuary—and his life—at risk. Set in the Bronze Age of J.M. Ney-Grimm’s North-lands, THE TALLY MASTER brings mystery and secrets to epic fantasy in a suspenseful tale of betrayal and redemption.
Crossroads of Draston
Featuring stories from: Joel Norden, Aaron Wulf, Anna Warkentin
In the Age of the Dracon-esti, darkness and war ravage the continent of Draston. The dragons that once ruled the skies have died off and other horrors have since taken their place. To the south, dark rumors have surfaced of armies being massed, led by the Wicked Eye. The elves are slowly dying off, refusing to change with the winds of time. The dwarves have sealed themselves beneath their mountain, battling creatures from the depths. In this broken land, with the oncoming tides of evil, adventurers still search for lost treasures, companionship and a chance for their names to be put into songs of legend.
These untold tales will introduce you to the bright and vibrant world of Harthx and it’s adventurers: a curious gnome reads a forbidden book; a nord endangers himself in an attempt to unite the five clans; a vampire searches for a way to regain his soul; two sisters search for a murderer in a forgotten city.
Eleven exciting short stories, four talented young authors, one epic start to the Dragonband Saga!
How I Magically Messed Up My Life in Four Freakin’ Days
All I wanted was a girlfriend. Now my mom is a cocoon, half of Manhattan wants me dead, and apparently I’m a wizard.
In the middle of the war between two powerful species that revealed the supernatural world to Humans, two people try to find their place among their kind and with each other while battling not only the circumstances, but their own nature too. Konstantina likes to think her writing skills are diverse as she jumps from author to playwright with ease. Her debut novel “WolfHeart”, a new adult, paranormal romance, was published on November 2017. She was born in 1988 in Korinthos, Greece and soon after her family moved to Lefkada where she grew up until 2006, when she relocated to Athens for her studies. She has a BSc in Physics, a MSc in Materials Science and currently she is studying for her PhD. In 2013, she got her Diploma in Scriptwriting for TV, Film, Stage, Radio.
Patricia Mather Parker
THE ABODE, a middle-grade fantasy, is my debut book. I launched on Amazon (Kindle, KU, and PB) in November 2017. So far, adults are enjoying this book as much as kids. Much to my surprise!
THE ABODE Fel is the only child who has ever escaped from the Abode, a workhouse for chidren, hidden from the world inside thick, swirling mists. Fel finds a home with a family of reformed pirates, but the discovery of a magical object from her former life sends her back to the Abode to rescue her friend Molly. Fel’s reappearance sets in motion an adventure that goes far beyond saving one girl. A coming-of-age story for anyone 8 or older, The Abode offers readers a complex fantasy complete with pirates, dragons, and the Abode’s children, who discover who and what they really are.
I’ve always been afraid of the dark. As a child, I was certain I knew where the monsters in my closet hid, so I didn’t go in there after sunset. Nothing much has changed over the years. I don’t have the same closet anymore, but there are always new closets, shower curtains hiding whatever’s lurking in the tub, dark hallways, noises in the night, and, well, darkness. Maybe that’s why I’ve always been drawn to fantasy. All of that braving of the darkness in spite of monsters, evil wizards, huge dark chasms … and the heroes almost always start out as regular folks (Harry and Hermione, Frodo, Katniss Everdeen, Buffy). Fantasy stories scare me, thrill me, teach me, and give me hope. Most importantly they entertain me. I hope The Abode will entertain you as well. Perhaps, if you’re like me, some of your fear of the dark will dissipate after reading this book. I hope so.
Sara Beth Parker
The Battle for Liberty is a fantasy novel.
Following in the footsteps of a thirteen-year-old girl, The Battle for Liberty explores the world of Whenua – a land based loosely upon New Zealand. The titular Liberty, a half-human daughter of a Phantom, grows up with the wilderness as her guide and Whenua’s creatures as her friends. She learns difficult lessons as she grows, but none so great as the discovery of herself. Whilst an ancient evil threatens to overtake her world, Liberty strives to overcome her weaknesses that she might have a fighting chance against the greatest enemy her world has ever seen.
I am a Military Spouse and mother of two gorgeous girls. Currently, I write Fantasy and Paranormal Romance books.
Vampire Mage- My name is Sora. I was born into this world to a highly respected Mage family. All was well as a child; most children receive their magic at puberty… I was not that fortunate. Shunned by my family, I was cast out on my twenty-first birthday; a failure and disappointment to those who were supposed to love me. One night, I decided to walk to a dive bar near my home to drown my sorrows. That was where I met him, the Master Vampire of the SoCal Clutch. It was either the biggest mistake of my life… or the best decision in the world. Want to become a member of the Clutch? Signup here! http://eepurl.com/cYZlBf Or, follow on facebook! https://m.facebook.com/clutchmistress/
I’m a DARK FANTASY author, and you can find me on my website (http://andypeloquin.com/)
I am, first and foremost, a storyteller and an artist–words are my palette. Fantasy is my genre of choice, and I love to explore the darker side of human nature through the filter of fantasy heroes, villains, and everything in between. I’m also a freelance writer, a book lover, and a guy who just loves to meet new people and spend hours talking about my fascination for the worlds I encounter in the pages of fantasy novels.
Fantasy provides us with an escape, a way to forget about our mundane problems and step into worlds where anything is possible. It transcends age, gender, religion, race, or lifestyle–it is our way of believing what cannot be, delving into the unknowable, and discovering hidden truths about ourselves and our world in a brand new way. Fiction at its very best!
Vicious, ruthless criminals are made, not born. Child of the Night Guild—an insight into the transformation from innocent child to thief and killer.
Child of the Night Guild (Queen of Thieves Book 1)
“They killed my parents. They took my name. They imprisoned me in darkness. I would not be broken.”
Viola, a child sold to pay her father’s debts, has lost everything: her mother, her home, and her identity. Thrown into a life among criminals, she has no time for grief as she endures the brutal training of an apprentice thief. The Night Guild molds an innocent waif into a cunning, agile outlaw skilled in the thieves’ trade. She has only one choice: steal enough to pay her debts.
The cutthroat streets of Praamis will test her mettle, and she must learn to dodge the City Guards or swing from a hangman’s rope. But a more dangerous foe lurks within the guild walls. A sadistic rival apprentice, threatened by her strength, is out for blood.
What hope does one girl have in a world of ruthless men?
Hello. I am an author of fantasy (mostly) and have several books out. The link I provided will take you to my Amazon author page, which showcases all my books. The primary book I want to bring to your attention is Legacy of Dragonwand, a trilogy. Here is a description of the first book.
Over 1000 years ago, nearly all the ancient wizards were destroyed after the Wizard Wars. However, the one who started the War still remains, having worked his will in secret. If he can find the last Dragonwand, he will regain his powers as the dark dragon. Unaware of the Dragonwand or the betrayer, sixteen-year-old Markus is looking for a wizard who will give him a letter of recommendation for the College of Wizardry. During his journey, he stumbles upon Tolen the Wise, who sends Markus on a quest to end the darkness and find the Dragonwand before it gets into the wrong hands.
My name is Alexander Pink and the first book of the series is Bennu Strand: The World inside Book One. The Bennu Bird is the progenitor of the mythological Phoenix and a key element in the Kemetic Story of Creation. One of the components I explore is the idea humanity, in ages long past, may have attained heights of technological achievement that was lost to cataclysm and evidence concealed by the hands of time. I guarantee avid readers of sci-fi/fantasy will find a unique and original work with concepts rarely found in the Science Fiction/Fantasy genre, if at all. While the majority of science fiction which tends to have limits with writers adhering to long-held, commonplace sci-fi elements, my story explores alternative scientific theories and social concepts based on an ancient mythology recently rediscovered and currently being explored by society.
“Paint things with words. A good story is a mean to escape reality and enter a world of pure imagination.”
Stella Purple™ is a freelance creative writer, head of her own one-man company group, and a Smashwords bestselling author. She writes from originals to fanfictions in day to day basis, and holds a world-record writing speed with 300,000 words per month, earning an unofficial title as “The Flash” by folks on social media. So far, she has received over 100 custom commissions and written over 1,000,000 words of stories (not including her personal projects). Her hobbies, aside from doing her job, are world building, watching movies reading, and singing. Funnily, she reads more fanfictions than original stories. Aside from that, she also has a Bachelor degree in Graphic Design.
Stephen Reeves was born in 1980 in Huntsville, Alabama, but grew up in a small community just on the edge called Madison. His writing career began during a boring math class in college and has blossomed over the last couple of decades into something decidedly not boring. His works have been published in numerous zines including The Blotter, Chantwood, Yellow Chair Review, and The Writers Drawer. Stephen has also reviewed books for Oxford University Press, including Micheal Newtons Victorian Fairy Tales.
D J Reid
Shadowfest is a dark epic fantasy thriller set in an imagined ancient Celtic world. It’s suitable for adults both young and old. It’s Summer’s End in the Holy City, where nobody and nothing are quite what they seem. The border with the Otherworld is razor thin. Brona the Apothecary and Aurelian the Investigator set out to hunt down a malevolent spirit. But darker forces are plotting to seize power. Morven the Mage’s quest for revenge nine years earlier will come back to haunt everyone. And Death may be the least of their worries … Brona the Apothecary is a suspect. Someone has murdered a Temple Guard in the Holy City. Someone who looks like her. She sets out to hunt down the culprit. It’s nine days till Shadowfest – the Night of the Spirits. Not the best time to be tracking a malevolent ghost. But who can match her secret powers in a City where Mages are banned? She’s about to find out.
G. A. Renteria
Hello, my name is Gabriel Renteria. I’m a debut author trying to get some traction in the whole self-published world and I’m hoping that you’ll help me. Right now I’m a fantasy author, but I plan to branch out into other genres of fiction once I finish my first series.
The Kingdom of Candrama has but one fatal flaw and after Sehren makes a grave mistake it is threatened to be revealed in full. Suddenly, he’s backed against a wall with a hard choice before him: Either succumb to the insidious machinations of the underworld of Isle or break free of the webs woven around him.
In Sophie’s world, those born with one power are superior, those born with none are inferior, and she is the one destined to save them all. Sophie’s ability to have multiple powers makes her an anomaly, at the age of 23 she has six powers and has yet to master each one. At the order of her father, the Governor, those powers are kept secret in order to protect her from those who may want to exploit them. So when she meets Oliver, the Imitatore who possesses the gift of using her powers, her once peaceful world is shattered. Suddenly, Sophie is forced to face who she is, who she is destined to be, and learn who she is no longer able to trust. Oliver and Sophie are targets for The Society, a group of supernatural beings bent on destroying her world by eradicating humans and crowning a new queen. She must stop the evil group before they kill the Imitatore and force her to be the Queen of their new world.
The Master and the Sorceress
Desperate sorceress, Katrine Aranati, no longer knows how to deal with the woman she has become. She runs headlong into a man whose heart’s desire is order and control. James Tomel, master jeweler, is outwardly a pillar of society but he hides more than one dangerous secret. When they are thrown together on a trip to Brightcastle, fierce creatures from legend pursue them but even more dangerous are the feelings swirling between them. When their hearts and bodies come together, one will flee while the other demands an accounting. Can they find common ground where their love will flourish or will secrets and betrayal kill all hope of a life together? Find out if love and chaos can defeat order and control in the fourth exciting instalment of the Wildecoast Saga.
M.L.Ruscsak is a fantasy author who started writing as a way to communicate after a traumatic medical emergency. The first book “The New reign” is a bit rough around the edges as it is designed to be. With grammar , spelling and proper word use getting better throughout the series leading to the ending which explains not only the story as a whole but the use of the miss- used words. As such there are two ways to read the series (A which is recommended) Read according to publication date. or (B) Read book two “The Fallen” Book three “Secrets, Lies and Betrayal” then “The New Reign” but be warned the “Secrets, Lies and Betrayal” won’t be out until around Easter 2018.
Charlie Hong is on the run from both sides of the law. He’s spent the last year in hiding, cultivating one last hair-brained scheme to escape his troubles: a clandestine marijuana operation. Just as he’s about to cash in, his cash crop is stolen by a bright light appearing in the night sky. After catching a ride with one of his plants, he finds himself thrown into a world far stranger than anything he could have possibly imagined. Does the stoned stowaway have what it takes to free the Starseed, a massive living spaceship overflowing with bizarre life forms, from the clutches of a mysterious force field trapping it in Earth’s orbit? More importantly, before he decides anything, does he have time to light one up?
S. T. Sanchez
The Portal Keeper
A mysterious portal, which opens at dawn and closes again at dusk, is located deep in the woods and kept secret from the vast majority of the people who inhabit the kingdom of Rastella. Only a few are aware of its existence and fewer understand the confusing prophecy that accompanies it. Now, Ajax Maxwell, who is approaching his 14th birthday and has been in training for the past 2 years, is preparing to fulfill his family’s legacy by becoming the next keeper. But Ajax is afraid. He’s worried that he won’t live up to the expectations placed upon him and will let down his family, like his brother Axel did when he took over from their father and then promptly disappeared. When the prince of Rastella comes to visit for the first time, accompanied by Ajax’s childhood friend Nivara, it doesn’t take long for things to go wrong. In an accident, the prince falls into the portal and Ajax knows that it’s up to him to go and get him back. With the knowledge that nobody who has entered it has ever returned, Ajax and Nivara go through the portal to try to save the prince. But what Ajax finds inside, and what he discovers about the prophecy, will test him to his limits.
The Fist Chronicle of Hirem Bantazzar
Follow the exploits of Hirem Bantazzar as he struggles to control his newfound magical abilities. From the desert battlefields of the southern continent to the cursed summit of Alcazzor Mountain, Hirem comes to grips with an ancient power that will some day rule his destiny. Along the way he gains many stalwart allies and vanquishes many powerful foes.
I started writing full time in 2012 after years of denying my desire to be creative. I’m a military wife so it’s always a question of what city will I move to next? To keep active I participate in 5km races and hope to graduate to marathons and possibly Spartans one day. I adore immortals, magic, and dragons, I enjoy TV entirely to much, and video games just the right amount. My adoration for magic and dragons can be seen clearly in my Mechanical Dragons series and my love for immortals in my Guardians books.
Melissa Willis Sell
I am a novelist born and raised in the Derby City of Kentucky. I am a mother of four, wife and major Doctor Who fan. Major fan. Okay, I’m an obsessed Whovian and major nerd for the sci-fi world. Don’t judge 🙂 . Peace, love and reading!
The Chronicles of Fey Trilogy
Two sisters embark on a road trip that will lead them to a destiny they never knew existed. A royal heritage they never imagined and an ancient prophecy that could lead to their demise.
Novelist, Ann Montgomery, uncovers a sinister plot that leads her to a secluded island. An island owned by a madman who will stop at nothing to get his next murderous story.
My name is Raja and I am a first time author from India. I have just released my first fantasy novel, Age of Azmoq: The Valantian Imperium, which is the first of a 5 part Age of Azmoq series.
Azmoq is the rarest and most coveted metal on the planet. It’s the ultimate source and symbol of real power, and the Valantian Imperium controls it all. Or so they thought… For the first time in generations, the Valantian Imperium, masters of the Valantian continent glimpse the first tremors of fear. There are rumors abound. Rumors of legends. Legends of both ancient Azmoqian weapons and men of godly powers, long thought to be myths. As these rumors grow, a small group of people, from various walks of life, some commoners, some within the mighty Valantian Imperium itself, by pure coincidence, have set in motion a chain of events. The legends, if true, along with these set of events, might reignite the flames of a revolution. A revolution the Imperium had long suppressed. A revolution that might alter the balance of power in the continent, and eventually the entire world…
Originally from the United Kingdom, I now reside in Germany, although I freely admit to having part of my heart left in Wales. I am the author of the fantasy series, World of Wraidd Elfennol, and also the contemporary, women’s fiction novella, Disjointed Lives. Whilst a writer mainly in the fantasy genre, I am more than happy to share my love of reading amongst the many different genres out there, and can always be found with a book close by. As well as reading and writing, I spend my time looking after my family and trying to learn German. Unfortunately, a natural aptitude for languages doesn’t appear to be one of my strong points. However, stubbornness is, so I continue to persevere. So far, I am confident enough to order a beer and a pretzel. Feel free to email me at MorganJSheppard@gmail.com or stalk me online on Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr.
Guardian of the Gauntlet (Book I) is about two sister princesses, Camari and Mila, who meet Prince Denir. Denir has a special gauntlet which only works if one believes in a higher power. When the Prince uses this gauntlet to turn Camari invisible and he goes off to war, Camari is left in the predicament of being invisible. Camari must overcome obstacles, including outwitting two wicked villains in order to become visible again.
Lenita Sheridan grew up in the Goldstream Valley outside of Fairbanks, Alaska. With six and a half acres of woods as her playground, she had plenty of inspiration to write. Lenita Sheridan went on to receive a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from the University of Washington. Guardian of the Gauntlet was her master’s thesis.
Paris Singer was born in Brussels, Belgium. He has lived in the U.K. and in various places in Spain, where he currently resides. He has far too many interests, he’s told, a few of which being sports, playing his old guitar, learning Japanese, painting, reading and cooking. Not a day goes by, however, where he doesn’t write something, be it under a palm tree or on a bench at a bus stop somewhere. I’ve two books released: The Sky Drifter (Science Fantasy), and The Skull Collector (Dark Fantasy), both of which you’ll find on the site.
The Sky Drifter: A dark secret lurks aboard the Sky Drifter… Seven is a popular student, gifted in strategy and the brutal sport of Sphere. Wandering the vastness of space, his home is the Sky Drifter: an academy for the best students in the universe. With his friends, Iris and Pi, Seven takes on rivals and visits planets for exploration and competition. Everything is the way Seven likes it, until he sees a mysterious girl who reveals a secret that brings everything he thought he knew crashing down around him. A secret that will rip him from his reality into a dark new world. Will Seven be able to escape the Sky Drifter before it’s too late?
The Skull Collector: How far would you go to get your parents back? In a world in which children are exploited, monsters are saviors, and dark magic is constantly at play, a little girl will go to any lengths to be reunited with her lost ones. After the disappearance of her parents, a heartbroken child is sold to the Doll-Maker who promises to revive them. In return, she is to travel from cemetery to cemetery, unearthing graves and collecting skulls. While doing so, she must avoid the Violinist and his crows, who are determined to steal the skulls she has painstakingly gathered. As she travels across the province, with her life in constant peril from vengeful policemen to strange creatures, the little girl must use her wits to succeed in her macabre mission.
Cameron Wayne Smith
Hailing from the land where people wrestle crocodiles for sport and utilise kangaroos for transport, Cameron Wayne Smith is the author you’ve been searching for—possibly your entire life, or perhaps a few clicks before you found this page. Cameron has spent his adult life travelling and learning about the world while working in a huge variety of jobs. Seriously, at just over 30, Cameron has worked in libraries and fighter jets, been a tour guide in Central Australia and North Queensland, and engaged in all sorts of miscellaneous employment. Best known for his Holtur series, Cameron writes fast-paced action stories set in fantasy worlds. His stories are garnished with a hint of horror and a modest sprinkling of hilarity. Cameron’s hobbies include travel, skydiving, snorkelling, bush-walking, pet-sitting, and brewing his own beer. He also loves the geeky, fantasy, and science fiction stuff that you can find in books, games, and on screen.
Flirting with a pretty girl takes another turn when Jake discovers she’s a shackled spirit. Irene was raised in the voodoo faith by her Haitian grandmother, but never expected to become trapped in the spirit world she grew up believing in. When Jake encounters her captor, he is forced into that same spirit world. Jake learns that the girl he’s falling for is fading away because she has been trapped by the sorcerer for too long. Armand has no plans to release Irene and intends to use her soul to help him capture Baron Samedi, the voodoo loa of death, and releasing the dead themselves. But doing so would ravage both worlds. When several of the loa fall under the sorcerer’s control, the spirit world becomes chaotic and unsafe. And as Armand’s plan succeeds, the battle being fought in the spirit world makes its way to Jake and Irene’s home.
W L Snowden
A blue moon has appeared, threatening an ancient way of life, forcing the custodians of paradise to confront nature’s greatest nemesis, humanity. A fantastical tale, rich in history and myth. Meet Padma, an unlikely champion of hope, and George, a man tormented by the cruel deeds of his past. Carried from ancient days to distant constellations, a captivating and extraordinary journey unfolds in pursuit of a destiny they must claim. Beginning in Ceylon in the 1830’s, ‘Padma and the Elephant Sutra’ follows their epic struggle to fulfil an ancient covenant, agreed in a time beyond recollection, to save a fragile world. The price of success will be great, but the cost of failure, unimaginable.
Hi there, I’m an author looking for more reviews and exposure. I have one book (Codex of Light) already available on Amazon, the first of my series “Exile of Lumin.” The sequel (book 2, “Codex of Darkness”) should be available next week. And I have a third book, “The Dreamchest” which is a stand-alone (so far) that my publisher should release later this spring. I’d be glad to work together with you on these and forthcoming books. The Exile of Lumin series takes place in the fantasy world of Codytha, and features the adventures of Dallet and Torak. Dallet is neophyte of the Luminean Exiles, a literate but oppressed people. Dallet spent his whole life at the study of wisdom and virtue, which does little when he is enslaved by Torak the Drakin. Drakin are a violent race of half-man / half-dragon hybrids, whose culture is more geared towards conquest and domination. Dallet has to not only survive and complete his errand — but also try to keep his conscious intact.
Codex of Darkness
When you and your best friend each have acquired an elicit power from a sacred book, do you retire in shame, or look for the next book?
Dallet and his friend Malvin have different ideas about what to do with their unexpected ability to look across the timescape, but difficult times among their people force even Dallet’s cautious hand. Meanwhile, Torak grapples to understand his role following the political upset that has taken place among the Dragonkin tribes, where his treacherous uncle has seemingly discovered the mystery of dragon flight and dragon fire.
Whether it comes from the Dragon god Boragh, the military might of a sprawling empire, the magic imparted by elemental spirits, or the gifts bestowed by the Divine of the Lumineans, there is power that calls to Dallet, his former Drakin captor Torak, and the friends they will meet along the way.
Her Secret Friend
Kaya James doesn’t think like every other culmin. In her cold, hard world, she is not looking to get married. Her overbearing mother has other plans…and so does an unexpected secret admirer. Men are not romantic, at least that’s what Kaya always thought. But the gifts keep coming and for the first time, she is wrapped up in the idea of romance. With each note received more enthralling than the next, and a little help from the Paragons watching from afar, Kaya’s heart may not be as safe from love as she once believed. (This is first in a series, but the story is standalone)
Barbara G. Tarn
I write mostly SFF. And I’m very prolific. Please check my series pages (Silvery Earth or Star Minds) and if you’d like to try one of the books, I’d suggest you pick from the newest releases (they appear on the landing page, but you can scroll down on the “Books” page).
Author of Moon Affirmations as well as poetry, novels, and short stories, Eileen enjoys telling a good story or expressing a heartfelt emotion. She’s been published in The American Tarot Association’s Quarterly Journal, What’s Cooking America, Children, Churches and Daddies, and many other publications. In addition to her work, she loves to read, crochet, crafting, research genealogy, and spend time with family. She has three adult daughters and has been married to her husband for 36 years.
Erik Henry Vick
Erik Henry Vick is an indie author who happens to be disabled by an autoimmune disease (also known as his personal monster). He writes to hang on to the few remaining shreds of his sanity. His current favorite genres to write are dark fantasy and horror. He is currently finishing a collection of short stories titled Devils, and his second novel.
He lives in Western New York with his wife, Supergirl, their son, a Rottweiler named after a god of thunder, and two extremely psychotic cats. He will eventually get around to taking and posting an actual photo of himself. Probably soon. Maybe.
In the meantime, he’d like to invite you to check out his blog: erikhenryvick.com, twitter: https://bit.ly/4ehvt his Amazon author pages (USA: https://bit.ly/4ehvusa or UK: https://bit.ly/4ehvuk), on Goodreads: bit.ly/4ehvgr or on Facebook: https//bit.ly/4ehvfb. He’d love to hear from you.
Allan Walsh is a writer and artist, born in sun-scorched Australia and raised in the grungy suburbs of West London. He is a keen martial arts fan, lover of fantasy and movie buff. Allan has been influenced by cult Asian film directors such as Jacki Chan and Stephen Chow, Spec Fiction novelists the like of Joe Abercrombie and graphic novelists such as Wendy and Richard Pini. Allan currently resides in Brisbane, where he enjoys creating new worlds through his writing.
M P WARD
Sam to the Ends of the Earth is the third book in The Sea Witch Series by Mike Ward, a wonderful meld of young adult fantasy and adventure. This is the story of a brave young girl, sixteen-year-old Jenny, who is upset by the sudden kidnapping of her best friend, Sam, by a powerful witch. She can’t find peace with Sam away and vows to do everything she can to rescue him. But where has the wicked witch taken him, and does she have what it takes to put up a good fight against one so powerful and merciless? As she begins her search, aided by Johnny, one of Sam’s closest friends, Jenny uncovers another deadly plan: the witch intends to destroy Cornwall. The challenges mount with each step she takes, and what complicates things even more is that Johnny is falling for her and she fears sharing the same feelings. Mike Ward is a good storyteller and he has created characters that are real and that readers can relate to easily. Jenny is tough and still so genuinely flawed, which is a great element in her character development arc. Ward weaves a lot of suspense into the story, getting readers interested in finding out what might happen between Johnny and Jenny. I enjoyed the role Johnny plays in the story; he comes in to complicate things and raise the emotional impact of the story. Sam to the Ends of the Earth is a rare gem and I loved it the way I loved Stephenie Meyer’s writing, but there is more realism in this one than in Meyer’s. It is a delightful read.
Set in Stone is a multi-part fantasy/comedy series that tells the tale of Jonas and Maiko, two friends that travel to the icy North is search of Maiko’s father. It’s an epic adventure that doesn’t take itself too seriously, but with a nice and tight story element. This is the first part of the story. The story is going to be free for the next three days as a promotion. Otherwise it costs 2.99$.
Ember of the Planet
The planet Otera has been struck a killing blow by the Pathfinder, an evil man set on ruling the world. But the planet has chosen a savior in eighteen-year-old Ember Oheada. Thrust into a world she doesn’t yet understand and separated from all those she loves, Ember must learn to wield the planet’s energy so when the final battle with the Pathfinder comes, she’ll be ready. However, she must first take a journey to discover who she is and what she must do to end the Pathfinder’s reign forever. Accompanied by the Pathfinder’s personal guard, Aaron, and meeting new friends along the way, Ember will travel to a distant land to seek out the answers to her questions and save the planet–if she can make it in time.
“Through Button Eyes” is a multi-genre compilation of fifteen previously unpublished short stories that will most assuredly take readers on a thrilling emotional roller-coaster ride of excitement, fear, laughter and tears. The stories range from tender coming of age to sci-fi adventure; romantic moments to brutal murder; magical fantasy to family tragedy… and one humorous zombie. This exciting anthology embraces a spectrum of genres where the seven authors skillfully integrated one seemingly innocuous plot point into every story, a button! (Genre Blends: Science-Fiction, Thriller, Dystopia, Fantasy, Horror-Comedy, Speculative-Fiction, Swashbuckler, Action/Adventure, Tragedy, Literary Fiction, Romantic Suspense, Memoir, Coming of Age, LGBT). “Through Button Eyes” was selected from thousands of national and international entries as one of the five medal finalists in the Anthology Division of the 2017 Next Generation Indie Book Awards (NGIBA). Authors: Patrick Witz, Annemarie Olsen, David Loofbourrow, Davin L. Kent, Jane Haworth, Evelina Dunn, Kathleen Coleman
Patrick Witz has from his youth always been fascinated with science, strange discoveries, technology, earth and other worldly places presented in National Geographic and Popular Mechanics. He is a steadfast believer that knowledge and imagination are a powerful combination and readily admits he will forever be a student of the arts, be it creative writing, photograph, or any other artistic interest or endeavor. In his writing, Patrick likes to blend genres and his eclectic nature leads him into a labyrinth of fictional paths. Patrick’s writing goal is to bring his written words to life in reader’s minds… therein to strum emotional cords; sculpt intriguing characters; create captivating dialogue; and paint intricate colorful settings. One can say Patrick’s diversity is the spice of his writing – sometimes sweet, every now and again bitter, often mixed with a sprinkle of humor, a pinch of peculiar flavor, and finished off with an unsuspecting or emotional twist.
S. L. WYLLIE
The Canadian author with a passion for reading, writing, music, and sports who enjoys long walks on the Hollywood Broadwalk. My interests also include coffee, dogs, and a solid book that involves sword and sorcery.
The Legacy of King Jasteroth Vol. 1
Ariella Ostragorion has been targeted by the Black Magic Sorcerers since her youth because of her connection to King Jasteroth which runs deeper than the sinister ice-power they both possess.
Grims’ Truth’s multiverse is a slow burn with a pitfall of unexpected twists, existential horror, and magical realism in a mystifying epic fantasy.
K I Zachopoulos participated in Popgun (Volume 3 & 4), the Eisner award winning, comics anthology published by Image Comics. He is the script writer of Mister Universe (Image Comics). He worked as a script writer for the series of the “Misery City” comic books by Markosia Enterprises (English Edition) and Jemma Press (Greek Edition). After the end of Misery City, he created and scripted ‘The Fang’ (Markosia), which was also published in french by Wetta publishing. Together with Vincenzo Balzano created the Dwayne McDuffie Award for Kids’ Comics nominated fantasy graphic novel, ”The Cloud” (Archaia). His new graphic novel ”Run wild” (Archaia) will be released this July.
Latest graphic Novel: Run Wild (https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/36664365-run-wild) When all of civilization begins turning into animals, only two people remain–young siblings Ava and Flynn. On a desperate search for their mother and safety, they’ll traverse a wild and unruly landscape, make friends and foes of all species, and discover what really makes them human.