Butterflies Lost Within The Crooked Moonlight
Rife with existential ponderings, lyrical flights of fancy, comic situations, socio-political commentary, and striking imagery, the poems offer a wide range of styles and subject matters. They also comment on the way even the most delicate and majestic of us tend to be drawn, willy-nilly, towards the crooked moonlight. The collection is obtaining great reviews at Amazon.com, where readers have referred to the book as “a truly impressive collection,” “a fascinating example of the whimsy & folly of the Human Literary Condition,” and “Edgar Allen Poe with balls.”
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.
David J. Naiman
Jake, Lucid Dreamer
12-year-old Jake has been suppressing his heartbreak over the loss of his mother for the past four years. But his emotions have a way of haunting his dreams and bubbling to the surface when he least expects it. When Jake learns how to take control in his dreams, he becomes a lucid dreamer, and that’s when the battle really heats up. Using his wits to dodge bullies by day and a nefarious kangaroo hopping ever closer by night, Jake learns about loss, bravery, the power of love, and how you cannot fully heal until you face your greatest fear. This uncompromising novel is a magical yet honest exploration of emotional healing after a devastating loss.
L. D. Nash
L. D. Nash was born early one stormy November morning. A warrior at heart, she’s only killed people on paper and dreams of becoming a ninja; an idea her husband will tell you is impossible considering her severe clumsiness. She began her writing career at the age of 14 and hasn’t stopped since. Never tell her that she can’t do something, because she will do it twice and take pictures. She lives in the piney woods of Northern Louisiana with her goegeous husband, two rowdy grandsons and entirely too many dogs. Once a month she turns furry and chases her tail, but otherwise, she can be found firmly rooted on her sofa, watching Supernatural, drinking Cherry Dr. Pepper, and living vicariously through her many female heroines. She’s also sort of obsessed with all things supernatural/paranormal, western, scottish, and pirates
William B. Naylor (Will)
As a younger man, Will lived in Sri Lanka, the Maldive Islands, (Indian Ocean) and in Surinam and French Guiana (South America). This led to his completing a B.A. in Sociology/ Anthropology upon his return to Canada. At present, he calls Eskasoni, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia home. He thrives with his wife Francine, (his ideal first reader) serves as a tutor and group facilitator, writes and spends as much time as he can with his grandchildren who also appreciate the value of a tale well told.
Who Got the Meat Came Off Them Bones?
Do you like riddles? Ones that pit will against skill? Looking for an off-beat ‘said the Spider-to-the-Fly’ tale? One peppered with colorful characters and more twists than a ram’s horn? Featuring a family that jealously guards its ugly secrets while enjoying the protection of a community that simply doesn’t want to know. Can any of us be as dumb as all of us? Welcome to Millicent’s mirrored palace of crazy wisdom.
See also – My ‘Flash’ Abcedery, A Sampler of the Wit, Wisdom and Waggery of William B. Naylor, Concisely Conveyed in 26 Fifty-five Word Stories. Please Note: Flash fiction is not to everyone’s taste. If you haven’t read or tried haiku you may not like the conciseness and brief beauty of Flash. and Things That I Carry “Things That I Carry” is a wide ranging collection of 55 previously unpublished flash fiction tales each comprised of 55 carefully selected words.
Years ago Brandon Frye was bitten, cursed to transform into a primal killing machine under the light of the full moon… until he met Celine, who introduced him to experimental pills meant to suppress the turning.
Now, after a terrible tragedy has taken Celine’s life, Brandon boards a cruise ship bound for Alaska, intending to venture into the cold white north and never return.
But when Brandon meets Ginny, he gains a second chance at love. Nevertheless, circumstances align against him: a storm is building, a hunter is on his trail, and the pills that are meant to prevent the turning…
Are about to trigger it.
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.
Rebel Without a Clue (Planet Hy Man series)
Mex had been looking forward to a well-earned retirement after saving planet Hy Man from men. But now, thanks to Beryl, she has been sent on a mission that will ruin her career with a robot who rubs her up the wrong way… Beryl is the leader of planet Hy Man and fighting to remain so. Beryl is desperate, the planet’s energy is on its last legs and chapping at her heels to take over is the ruthless Hilda. A woman with a personality as bad her haircut and will do anything to get her way…
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!
Alternative Investing and Money Manager. Realistic fiction novel writer. Four books published, two of them made into Audio-Books by professional actors/producers. Latest released book in Dec. 2017 – Audio-Book-“The American Deluge”-a Political Espionage novel.
RUSSIAN ELECTION MEDDLING! For the past year, there’s been a non-stop barrage of this headline. Everyone has heard or seen it. Surprisingly, there was no need for the meddling. It’s been going on much longer than most people realize. There are no coincidences! There are no twists of fate! And there is nothing that just happens…, without someone orchestrating the outcome!
I started writing fiction one day when I was sick of my PhD. Friends told me they likes my stories, so I am sharing them with the world! So far I have tackled Australian legends.
If anyone is interested in reading early copies of books for review/to give me feedback, please let me know.
The universe is larger than I ever could have imagined… For her whole life, Aliya Rathburn thought life only existed on Earth. But after nearly dying in a car crash, Aliya wakes up on Callais – a planet that she never knew existed. In order to save her life, Doctor Gydyon Givray had to reconstruct Aliya with materials that were strange and advanced to her, and Aliya finds out that she now has strength and speed beyond her wildest imagination. Determined to hide her new abilities, Aliya tries to fly under the radar when she’s sent to the Protective Forces, the galaxy’s military. As Aliya struggles to accept herself after these incredible yet unwanted changes, a sinister force emerges to threaten the galaxy’s peace. When lives are on the line, will Aliya face her inner demons or will the rising darkness win?