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.
Forever and a Night
Nathan Davenport is being stalked by Isabella Ravini, the feral vampire who stole his
human life over a hundred and sixty years ago. She made him her fledging, a slave for
her dark, evil purposes—hunting humans. After a few years she released him, and
Nathan reluctantly learned to accept the cursed life she’d foisted upon him.
Over time he amassed a great fortune, which today has made him famous
worldwide. Isabella decides she wants to be a part of this world of fame and fortune
Nathan created for himself. She’s determined to marry him, and love has nothing to do
with it. His money is her primary target, and the fame and prestige attached to being
the wife of one of the richest men in the world wouldn’t be so bad either.
In an effort to evade her until he can figure out how to stop her, he hides at a safe
house he owns in New Orleans. One Saturday evening in NOLA, he decides to have
dinner in the city. He chooses a quiet little Italian bistro, never imagining this night
will change his life forever. The human woman who delivers his order isn’t a server,
but the restaurant’s sous chef, a beautiful ethnic woman possessing the most delicious
blood scent he’s ever encountered.
The moment Mia Peebles arrives at his table with his plate, tasting her becomes
an obsession. Mia wants nothing to do with him because of Nathan’s reputation as a
playboy. So Nathan enchants her, feeds from her, but his lusts for her blood and body
play havoc with his thinking.
Nathan finds a way to bring her into his life as his personal chef and quickly falls
in love with her. The trouble is Mia has no idea he’s a vampire because during the
enchanting episodes, Nathan blocked her memories of those sensual encounters.
How will Nathan tell her the truth without losing her and keep Isabella from
finding him? Or worst yet, will Isabella discover how much Mia has come to mean
The Dark Proposal
Claire McCormick has graduated from college and is eager for her childhood dreams to come true. She thought it would happen when she began dating Daniel Bertrand, who was everything she wanted in a boyfriend. But just as her dreams are about to happen, Claire’s life is turned upside down when Daniel reveals to be a bloodthirsty vampire, with the intent on making her his eternal companion. Frightened, Claire desperately tries to rid herself of him, but Daniel is too evil to defeat. She has to come to terms with reality, as she faces a vampire world fighting to survive in modern times, with many of them unaware of how devious Daniel can be.
The Dark Proposal is the first book in a trilogy that follows what becomes of Claire and the vampires.
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.
Angel M.B. Chadwick
Angel M.B. Chadwick is currently writing the sequel to the “Weeping Well” series, titled “Weeping Well: Shards to the Grave.” She’s also writing a twelve book cozy mysteries series, numerous plays, novels, short stories, among her other literary works, business ideas and inventions all while raising her ten year old son. She’s a multi-genre author who likes mixing genres in her works. She is also an inventor of business ideas. She has traveled all over the world starting in her teens and hopes to do it again soon. She currently lives in Mississippi, in a quaint little house on the corner, in a quiet neighborhood in the city, where she is constantly and relentlessly plagued by inspiration.
Rita Lee Chapman
Missing at Sea
Book 2 in the Anna Davies Mystery Series
Three years on from Egypt, Anna Davies embarks on her first cruise with best friend Sandra. A few days into the holiday they are woken by three blasts from the ship’s foghorn, indicating that someone has fallen overboard. A woman is lost at sea; the ship turns around to search for her, but she has disappeared into the night.
Was it suicide? Did she lose her balance and fall – or was there foul play involved? Did her husband push her? Would anyone be able to prove whether this was murder or an unfortunate accident?
What a perfect place to stage a murder!
Large Print: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1544735111/
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.
Crying, the Nightingale:
Love and the dark side of L.A collide in this noir inspired romance.
It’s 1950 and Warren Harlan’s father has died. Returning to his hometown in order to attend the funeral and comfort his grieving mother Warren is plagued by the recurring dream of a faceless woman. Lonely and seeking distraction from his loss Warren enters the Gilded Rose, a popular Los Angeles Nightclub hoping to find the phantom girl who inhabits his every thought. Just when it seems she will remain nothing but an illusion Warren lay’s eyes on the club’s star singer, a glamorous blonde called Moira Lily. And learns there is more to her than her stunning looks or angelic voice because Moira is a songbird trapped in a cage and only Warren… can set her free.
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
Ghosts, vampires, demons, serial killers, and other deadly denizens of the dark haunt this collection of chilling short stories by horror master Harvey Click.
•An unhappy and unloved boy summons a substitute mother—with sharp teeth.
•Two teenage boys learn it’s better to leave a spooky abandoned house alone.
•Can ghosts kill? Denise is about to find out the hard way.
•When her creative writing teacher offers to teach Kathy how to write a horror story, she finds herself trapped inside one.
•A man discovers he may be a killer, though he can’t remember the murders.
•A man with a terrible past, a wizard from the dark side of the moon, and a pitchfork perform a dark drama of murder and madness.
•A time traveler attempts to bring his dead fiancée back to life.
•Many people wish to be ageless, but what happens when an immortal woman begins to lose her mind?
•An artist literally draws a dead woman out of her grave.
•An elderly woman seeks to recover her forgotten past, but some things are better left forgotten.
•A petty swindler tries to buy good luck but ends up with the sort of luck nobody would want.
I am a science fiction, urban fantasy, and horror author who likes to write action packed stories. My favorite authors are Stephen King, George R.R. Martin, and Isaac Asimov. My two primary horror series are: World of Shadows and World on Fire. The World on Fire series is out and available now, and the World of Shadows series comes out starting October 24th, 2017 through early 2018.
Patsy Collins will write anywhere she can reach in her campervan. She’s the author of five novels; four contemporary romances and one coming of age story with a difference. Hundreds of her short stories have been published in magazines in the UK, Australia, Sweden, Ireland and South Africa. She’s also co-author of From Story Idea to Reader – an accessible guide to writing fiction.
Patsy blogs about free entry writing competitions – http://patsy-collins.blogspot.co.uk and runs the womagwriter blog http://womagwriter.blogspot.co.uk which is handy for magazine guidelines.
I have a small collection of short stories which is (nearly) always free, as a kind of taster. https://www.amazon.co.uk/Not-Drop-Drink-Patsy-Collins-ebook/dp/B009RX5MGS/ref=la_B004O08LRQ_1_4?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1503916533&sr=1-4
Joe Cosentino was voted Favorite LGBT Mystery and Humorous Author of 2015 by the readers of Divine Magazine for his popular Nicky and Noah mystery series beginning with Drama Queen with seven subsequent novels. He is also author of the heralded mainstream Jana Lane mystery series beginning with Paper Doll with four subsequent novels (The Wild Rose Press). Other LGBT offerings are the Cozzi Cove series beginning with Cozzi Cove: Bouncing Back (NineStar Press), the Bobby and Paolo Holiday Stories beginning with A Home for the Holidays (Dreamspinner Press), In My Heart/An Infatuation & A Shooting Star (Dreamspinner Press), and The Naked Prince and Other Tales from Fairyland (Dreamspinner Press). He was an actor on stage and screen appearing opposite stars like Rosie O’Donnell, Nathan Lane, Holland Taylor, Bruce Willis, and Charles Keating. He is currently a happily married college theatre professor, but his mother is still waiting for him to get a real job.
Everyday Is Like Sunday: A Memoir
After graduating high school in the early 1990s, Lonna finds herself trapped at her parents’ home in a tiny, muskrat-ridden, New Jersey town, enduring community college, cutting her split ends, and hoping for near death. All the while, an ominous black cloud and an obsessive best friend stalk her. Unlike her ex-boyfriend, she opts against a restraining order (although every second, she questions this decision).
Having recently sworn off all men, Andy enters Lonna’s chemistry class and lures her in with rubber gloves, lyrics from The Smiths, and the particles of life that radiate from his being. What happens next makes it hard for her to believe that her existence is not cursed. Destiny, coincidence, or a lesson in statistics—life has a sick sense of humor.
‘To Kill A Mocking Dog’ is the first novel in a series of mysteries aimed at adults/young adults with a daft and slightly dark sense of humour. Marty Hollis, recently deceased, is faced with the chance to live again – only now he must travel back in time and save lives.
As if the saving lives thing wasn’t bad enough, he is given a partner; a talking dog from Glasgow, Scotland, named Weedgie.
And they don’t exactly get along…
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