Rachel Dacus is the author of The Renaissance Club, a time travel romantic novel involving the great Italian sculptor Gianlorenzo Bernini, has been called ““Enchanting, rich and romantic…a poetic journey through the folds of time.” Dacus’ book Gods of Water and Air is a collection of poetry, prose, and drama. Her other poetry collections are Earth Lessons and Femme au Chapeau. Dacus’ poetry and prose have appeared in Atlanta Review, Boulevard, Prairie Schooner, The Pedestal, and Valparaiso Poetry Review. Her fourth poetry collection, Arabesque, is forthcoming in August 2018 from FutureCycle Press.
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.
Don’t Look Away is a collection of 35 short horror stories by William Dalphin originally contributed to the NoSleep subreddit. Hauntings, psychopaths, murder and mayhem, bugs, beasts, and things unexplainable await. With frightening illustrations by Emily Holt and David Romero. Best enjoyed late at night.
Trishna Damodar is a Woman of the world. She has spent her life in various cities in India and abroad. Travelling, food and dance are her hobbies, and these reflect in her work.
She started her career off as a Hotelier. After parting ways with the industry, poetry and stories engulfed her world. From 2012 till date she has published two poetry books (Mind & Heart Speak Words Volume I and II) and a novel (Bag Exchange), and continues to write new stories.
The time that her words help people in a small manner, is when she will consider herself as a successful author.
About Bag Exchange:
It’s an exchange of emotions,
An understanding of oneself,
A journey of many,
Linked together to produce the titillating story, ‘Bag Exchange’.
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!
A secret hidden for years is revealed when Laura is found at the scene of a murder. Charged and taken into custody, she is found to be insane and admitted into the psychiatric ward of a local hospital. Dr. Marshall being an expert in her field, knows she will get Laura to confess. When she fails, her only option is to call in an hypnotist. Through hypnosis, they find out what is going on in Laura’s mind and trace back to the day that changed her life forever. She is tortured by a spirit she claims took over her mind and body. Dr. Marshall doesn’t believe her at first but Ms. Brown convinces her that Laura must be telling the truth after listening to her stories while under hypnosis. Now it is their job to either help Laura rid herself of her demons or is she the real murderer? Is she uncontrollable and should she be put away forever?
M.G. Darwish is an award nominated author who writes dark, twisted and action-packed fantasy. He tries his best not to base his characters on anyone he knows in real life to avoid that extra weird conversation about how they were brutalized and killed in the book. Oh and he’s terrified of a penguin uprising more than ghosts and demons.
He is best known for his Secret of the Moonlight which was featured on Wattpad.
My book is Secrets Of Greenoak Woods – historical romance.
In 1816 Cornwall, Benjamin is a young man tormented by a childhood trauma. He is misunderstood and scorned by the vilagers of St. Merryn, including Mary the woman he loves.
Passionate and vital, Mary will never break the promise made to her dying mother, to always protect her younger sister, but a series of dreadful events leave the sisters with a dark secret that will deliver them straight to the gallows if discovered.
Benjamin finds the courage to offer Mary the protection she needs, but how far will she go to keep her secret safe, marry a man she hates?
His battle for her affections have tragic consequences and everybody’s secrets and betrayals – not just Mary’s – are laid bare.
What is Planet Lazy? None of the scientists have heard of it, and there’s no record of it ever existing. Yet people swear that they’ve been there. One day, they vanished from Earth and wound up in a place where everything was free, and they didn’t have to, you know, do anything. Join the fat, socially awkward, will-probably-die-a-virgin Karturian as he navigates our strange universe of starving giants, nit-picky zombies, talking cats, a whole planet of women who have never seen a man before, and much much more on his voyage to the mythical Planet Lazy. – What is the answer to 7 + 7 ÷ 7 + 7 x 7 – 7 = ? – How do you hide cigarette smoke from your parents? – Does Cheese Whiz go better with pancakes or waffles? – What are cats really thinking? – How do you become the richest being in the universe by doing half of the work most people do and utilizing Facebook likes? – What do you do if you’re out in space and really have to use the bathroom? …just a few of life’s more pertinent questions that Karturian hopes to answer on his journey.
This is not your average science fiction story. Planet Lazy is a satire of the 2010s that takes place in the future. It has flying saucers, space gizmos, aliens, and all that good stuff, but really it’s a mirror reflection of the absurd world we live in today. Eating disorders, low birthrates, cell cryopreservation, patriarchal and matriarchal societies, intercultural relationships, global warming, unethical technological and medical advancements, volunteering in impoverished nations, free-range farming, the robot apocalypse, lazy entrepreneurship, everyone’s obsession with cats, Karturian encouters it all in his adventures! With a dry sense of humor and a pinch of the surreal, Kilgore Trout (Kurt Vonnegut) and Douglas Adams fans will find this a very fun read! Each chapter is its own mini-adventure complete with plenty of surprises and weirdness. Gulliver’s Travels in space!
Hi! My name is Ben Dedrick. I’m a Navy Vet, husband, father, and I love to tell stories. My stories usually revolve around conspiracies and humans with special gifts. Or do they?
And the Wolf Shall Dwell
John is a regular Joe, a foreigner professional working in the City of London, like many others. On a cold London morning, in a train station, a man bumps into him and later finds his death. This incident thrusts him into a world of espionage, politics and Jihadi terrorism, and sets him in an adventure which he did not choose.
A spy thriller as such, the novel is more than just action, but also a dive into the world of both British and International Politics. Aiding aretired MI6 agent, Adam Grey, John finds himself unraveling a political scheme that ranges out of the scope of his routine life and trails all the way up to the top of Westminster’s corridors.
The duo’s adventure would take them all around London, but will they manage to find those responsible in time?
Phyllis Delia is a Poet from Upstate NY and a member of NY Book editors and Creative Penn. Her works have been published in The Buffalo News, Poetic Voices of America, The Blush of Morning, and Glowing Embers. In addition to her passion for writing, Phyllis enjoys creating jewelry and painting with acrylics. Many of the life lessons explored in Joyful Bliss & Broken Hearts have led to her fulfilling current relationship, in which she and her partner enjoy walking hand in hand on park trails, and sharing common interests…but also cherishing the separateness that makes them each uniquely fascinating
Katherine Dell is a young adult fiction author fascinated by the supernatural and the stories that surround them. When she’s not writing, she can be found in cold hockey arenas sipping coffee, working on her tan at little league games, or trying to keep her dog out of her many gardens. She lives with her husband, two boys, and fur babies, in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
Genre: Harmless is a YA, Paranormal, Thriller (Suggested for 14+)
Book Synopsis: In isolated Hazelton, BC, high school senior Rachel Barnes hopes she’ll finally find closure after tragedy has torn her family apart. And an old spirit box offers her and her friends a chance to make their wishes come true. Rachel might be able to move on from the past—if she can learn to control the malevolent spirit who’s taken up residence in the enigmatic Mason Allen. But what began as a harmless game might be impossible to win.
Book 1 of the Harmless series.
11v11: An Oral History of the Two Greatest High School Soccer Teams That Never Actually Existed At high schools on opposite sides of town, two groups of girls showed up for the first day of soccer practice, and everyone thought they knew how the season would go. West Sycamore’s team had always been pretty average. No one expected that to change. East Sycamore’s team was the best in the state, with a lineup full of All-Stars. Anything less than a state championship would have been a disappointment. But in sports, things rarely go according to plan. There were new arrivals. There were injuries. There were red cards and penalties and fights in the locker room. Boyfriends and girlfriends and deaths in the family. Add it all together and you get a season people are still talking about 10 years later. This is the story of that season, the greatest girls soccer season that never actually happened, told through interviews with the young women who didn’t actually live it.
Sage Stone – The Magic Between the Worlds
Cross the veil – Awaken your inner Shaman
“Off in the distance, something caught his attention, he started moving towards it, leaving his lifeless body on the ground behind him. Looking down at his bare, muddy feet, he became mesmerized. His left foot was stepping on lush green grass while his right foot was creating puffs of dust in a red sandy soil. It’s like I’m walking in two different worlds.”
When eighty-five-year-old art professor Ludka Zeilonka’s grandson is among a group of gay teachers fired over concerns that they’re silencing Christian kids in the classroom, Ludka is drawn into the political firestorm—as both sides battle to preserve their respective rights to free speech, the hatred on display raises the specter of her WWII past, a past she’s spent a lifetime trying to forget.
Blair Denholm is a freelance writer and translator who has lived in Moscow, New York, Munich, Abu Dhabi and Australia. He has written content for commercial websites and done corporate voice-over work in English and Russian. His first novel in the Gary Braswell series, SOLD, was released by Clan Destine Press in November 2017 and is getting rave reviews. He is also working on a murder mystery based on a real event that occurred in Moscow in the late 1980s.
I started writing my first book after my daughter asked me how do sea shells get on the beach…..since then I have written 3 books working on a 4th childrens book a book of short stories and a novel.
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.
Traveling across the globe to work in an international school in Cairo, Egypt, was not exactly the glamorous lifestyle I thought it would be. I cherished my travels to the Red Sea, delighted in visiting the Pyramids, and appreciated the natural wonders of the Nile River. However, I also spent days without electricity or internet, was leered at by rude Egyptian men, breathed in Cairo’s cancerous black smog, and coaxed school work from rich, apathetic students. Why the heck did I do it? So I could experience the unexpected, explore the extraordinary, and bask in the thrill of adventure! Whether you’re a traveler or not, you will be astounded at this honest and riveting account of learning to live in an Islamic society, while confronting the daily challenges of being an educator in a Muslim school.
Retired, I write for a hobby, but hope to sell enough books to break even some day. THE STALLIONS OF HEAVEN, an adventure-romance. RETREATING WITH STINKY FEET, a book of short stories and poems. Both books are available on Amazon, Barnes Noble, Google, etc.
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.
I am a self-published author of nine books and counting. There’s my YA superhero trilogy: The Time I Saved the Day, The Time I Saved a Damsel in Distress, and The Time I Saved the World. Then there’s my YA paranormal trilogy: Wolf Claw, Wolf Curse, and Wolf Cure. I also have an NA spy duology: The Bachelor Missions and In the Rogue. Finally, I have a new YA adventure series beginning with Castaways. I am a homeschool graduate and Captain America (Steve Rogers) is my muse. That is all.
am an author, blogger and PA/PR. My books are paranormal/thrillers or mystery/suspense. The Owl of the Sipan Lord won first place for the cover in AuthorsDB and Midnight Owl (A Joe Leverette Mystery, Book 1) won first place in Writers After Dark Chapter competition. I am co-owner of Owl and Pussycat Book Promotions where we promote authors and their books.
Social Media and WordPress Consultant Barb Drozdowich has taught in colleges, universities and in the banking industry. More recently, she brings her 15+ years of teaching experience and a deep love of books to help authors develop the social media platform needed to succeed in today’s fast evolving publishing world. She delights in taking technical subjects and making them understandable by the average person. She owns Bakerview Consulting and manages the popular blog, Sugarbeat’s Books, where she talks about Romance novels.
She is the author of 15 books, over 40 YouTube videos, an online Goodreads course and an online WordPress course, all focused on helping authors and bloggers. Barb lives in the mountains of British Columbia with her family.
Raymond D’Silva was brought up in Mumbai. He studied mathematics and information systems when not immersing himself in the magical world of biographies, comic books, fantasy, fiction and drama. Raymond lives in London with his wife and children. PORT717 is his debut sci-fi novel.
2058. Some of the most intelligent across the globe are disappearing without a trace. Leaving behind painful memories in a society where pain and hurt are obsolete. A common thread links them all. They are Primo Gamers participating in the largest blended reality offering by the Si1N Corporation. Jane Forsyth and Terry Ong, elite officers of the PeaceKeepers, must team with Jack Talbot before another is lost.
R C Ducantlin
Six years ago, Corb Levi Johnson learned he could make interstellar travel possible. He promised the kind of space travel that would take weeks or days instead of years. To keep his vow required the help of an unlikely pair of Mayan Shaman. It was the Shaman that led him to the Others, who granted Corb the knowledge and ability to turn his pledge into a reality. Corb agreed to pay the Others’ price in exchange for the knowledge. Working with his team to complete the spaceship’s construction, he runs into overwhelming interference. With threats from inside and outside his team, events start to spin out of control. Corb decides to cut a new deal. A new deal with the Others represents his best chance to return sanity to Earth. What will the Others demand of him this time?
Janus — the man-made gateway to the stars, an immense, multilayered sphere orbiting the sun far out in the Solar System — the last hope for humankind seeking to escape a dying Earth, but only if they can afford to pay the price demanded by the Ultra-conglomerates, who own most things and control everything. Calder — college dropout, ex-military, freelance bounty hunter, part-time minder in Mamma Lou’s licensed bar & whorehouse and full-time cynic. For most of his life in the crowded, often lawless and always dangerous Outer Levels of Janus, he’s had to rely on his wits and his talent for violence simply to survive. When he’s offered an insane amount of money to find the missing son of one of the richest and most powerful women alive, he can’t resist. His life constantly in the balance, Calder discovers a deeply hidden secret — one which has shaped the very destiny of humanity.
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…
Wendy J. Dunn
Wendy J. Dunn is an Australian writer who has been obsessed by Anne Boleyn and Tudor History since she was ten-years-old. She is the author of three Tudor novels: Dear Heart, How Like You This?, the winner of the 2003 Glyph Fiction Award and 2004 runner up in the Eric Hoffer Award for Commercial Fiction, The Light in the Labyrinth, her first young adult novel, and Falling Pomegranate Seeds.
Falling Pomegranate Seeds: The Duty of Daughters
Dońa Beatriz Galindo.
Tutor to royalty.
Friend and advisor to Queen Isabel of Castile.
Beatriz is an uneasy witness to the Holy War of Queen Isabel and her husband, Ferdinand, King of Aragon. A Holy War seeing the Moors pushed out of territories ruled by them for centuries.
The road for women is a hard one. Beatriz must tutor the queen’s youngest child, Catalina, and equip her for a very different future life. She must teach her how to survive exile, an existence outside the protection of her mother. She must prepare Catalina to be England’s queen.
A tale of mothers and daughters, power, intrigue, death, love, and redemption, in the end, Falling Pomegranate Seeds sings a song of friendship and life.