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, scifi (his most recent book, War Over Dust, is due out 2nd September), romantic thriller, medical memoir and horror, as well as a few anthologies. He lives in the UK and also donates a portion of his profits to charity.
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?
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.
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.
The Defender of Rebel Falls
The pen may be mightier than the sword, but William Whitehall knows which one feels better in his hand. As a librarian—a reluctant one—his reports catch the eyes of a powerful nobleman, who selects William for an important mission. As he faces danger after danger, he soon realizes that having the right weapon is one thing, but having the wits to use it is quite another. Because when he faces his ultimate challenge, it’s more than just his own life at stake.
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
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!
Secrets of Ravenstone: Keeper of La Tecla (The Key) Book One
It all begins at 666 West Alchemy Road…
Secrets of Ravenstone follows the story of Yzavela; a young woman of demonic origins, who unexpectedly travels to Ravenstone where she’s thrust into the supernatural and paranormal world. When she’s chosen by an ancient orbstone, she’s put through rigorous training while falling in love with the dangerously sexy vampire, Erik Sheng-su; a man who balances her fiery spirit.
Secrets of Ravenstone; an Urban Fantasy, Pararnormal Romance and Young Adult novel part of the Keeper of La Tecla series.
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.
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?
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)
L.E. Harrison is the author of the contemporary fantasy series, The Children Of Corvus. Her poems and short stories have appeared in numerous publications, and are featured in the compilation, “From the Uncollected Thoughts Of: L.E. Harrison.” She lives in rural Pennsylvania, where she is hard at work on the next book in The Children Of Corvus Series.
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.
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/
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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’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.
“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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.