A destiny she won’t accept. A choice she must make.
Sofia must mate with Kris and birth a race superior to humans, but she cannot accept her fate. Can she create her own destiny?
A destiny she won’t accept. A choice she must make.
Sofia must mate with Kris and birth a race superior to humans, but she cannot accept her fate. Can she create her own destiny?
He isn’t supposed to even talk to a human, much less fall in love with one…
Ryann Carroll has just run into the guy who saved her life ten years ago. You might think she’d be happy to see him again. Not exactly. She’s a bit underdressed (as in skinny-dipping) and he’s not supposed to exist.
After her father’s affair, all Ryann wants is to escape the family implosion fallout and find a little peace. She also wouldn’t mind a first date that didn’t suck, but she’s determined not to end up like her mom: vulnerable, betrayed, destroyed. Ryann’s just moved into her grandma’s house in rural Mississippi, the same place where ten years earlier she became lost in the woods overnight and nearly died.
She’s still irresistibly drawn to those woods. There she encounters the boy who kept her from freezing to death that long ago winter night and was nowhere to be seen when rescuers arrived. He’s still mysterious, but now all grown-up and gorgeous, too. And the more she’s with him, the greater the threat he poses to Ryann’s strict policy– never want someone more than he wants you.
Lad knows the law of his people all too well: Don’t get careless and Don’t get caught.
It’s allowed his race to live undetected in this world for thousands of years, mentioned only in flawed and fading folklore. Lad’s never been able to forget about Ryann since that night ten years ago. When he sees her again, his fascination re-ignites and becomes a growing desire that tempts him to break all the rules. He’s not even supposed to talk to a human, much less fall in love with one.
And the timing is atrocious. The Assemblage is coming, the rift between the Light and Dark is widening. Lad may have to trade his own chance at happiness to keep the humans, especially Ryann, blissfully ignorant and safe.
Romantic and gripping, Hidden Deep will transport fans of urban fantasy sagas like The Mortal Instruments and paranormal romance series like Twilight to a fascinating world within our own, filled with suspense, danger, and desire. If you love Paranormal Romance, Urban Fantasy, and the Fae, Amy Patrick’s sexy, magical Hidden Saga will captivate you!
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Sherlock Holmes meets The X-Files in Book #1 of this paranormal mystery series!
It’s August 1888, just three weeks before Jack the Ripper will terrorize Whitechapel, and another murderer is stalking the streets of New York. His handiwork bears the hallmarks of a demonic possession—but amateur sleuth Harrison Fearing Pell is certain her quarry is a man of flesh and blood. And she hopes to make her reputation by solving the bizarre case before the man the press has dubbed Mr. Hyde strikes again.
From the squalor of the Five Points to the high-class gambling dens of the Tenderloin and the glittering mansions of Fifth Avenue, Harry follows the trail of a remorseless killer, uncovering a few embarrassing secrets of New York’s richest High Society families along the way. Are the murders a case of black magic—or simple blackmail? And will the trail lead closer to home than she ever imagined?
An evil queen, a dangerous man, and a witch, tangled together in a tale of Snow White…
Desperate to save the last of her family from the murderous Faery Queen, Trina Mac Elvy weaves a spell of entrapment. But instead of a common soldier, the queen has released the Dark Huntsman, a full blooded fae with lethal powers.
Caged for treason, Logan Ni Brennan, is ready to do anything to win free of the manipulative queen, even if it includes running a last errand for her…murdering a witch. The sight of Trina, ready to fight despite the odds, gives him another option: use the witch as a chess piece, put the queen’s son on the throne, and bring down the queen forever.
As the queen slides into insanity and her closest advisor makes plans to succeed to the throne, Logan secrets Trina away in the enchanted forest and makes a decisive move in his dangerous game of manipulation. But the gaming tables of fate turn on him, and when Trina’s life is threatened he discovers he risks more than his freedom…he risks his heart.
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What would you do if you discovered nothing was as you thought, and the fate of your friends, perhaps even the world was in your hands?
That’s the reality Peter must face in this award-winning middle Grade adventure, The Viking’s Apprentice.
Campbell’s Cove is a small town surrounded in mystery and intrigue. The history of the Cove tells us of dragons, trolls, goblins and the evil Master who stole children, livestock and, strangest of all, eggs from the Cove every year. Aided by the hideous monster, Tolldruck there seemed no stopping their evil plan.
That was until, centuries ago, a Viking warrior came to Campbell’s Cove and vowed to rid it of all evil, and claim the prize offered by the mysterious church elders. The Viking succeeded and everything returned to normal. The evil was gone, and Campbell’s Cove was safe again… Until now.
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When Peter and George visit Peter’s Granddad’s amazing mansion in Campbell’s Cove for the summer holidays they had no idea it would change their lives forever. Deep beneath them in the caves of the Cove an evil has returned, an evil which threatens to destroy everything they believed to be true about the world.
Peter must learn who he really is, and what he must do to save the children of the Cove. Together with George and his Granddad they go on an adventure that reveals secrets, test friendships and confronts their biggest fears. Can Peter save the children? Can the Master be stopped? Find out in The Viking’s Apprentice.
They are the light against the darkness.
The steel against the necromancy of the Druj.
And they use demons to hunt demons….
Nazafareen lives for revenge. A girl of the isolated Four-Legs Clan, all she knows about the King’s elite Water Dogs is that they leash wicked creatures called daevas to protect the empire from the Undead. But when scouts arrive to recruit young people with the gift, she leaps at the chance to join their ranks. To hunt the monsters that killed her sister.
Scarred by grief, she’s willing to pay any price, even if it requires linking with a daeva named Darius. Human in body, he’s possessed of a terrifying power, one that Nazafareen controls. But the golden cuffs that join them have an unwanted side effect. Each experiences the other’s emotions, and human and daeva start to grow dangerously close.
As they pursue a deadly foe across the arid waste of the Great Salt Plain to the glittering capital of Persepolae, unearthing the secrets of Darius’s past along the way, Nazafareen is forced to question his slavery—and her own loyalty to the empire. But with an ancient evil stirring in the north, and a young conqueror sweeping in from the west, the fate of an entire civilization may be at stake…
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Astrid assumed all dragons should be killed – until she met one that changed her mind.
In the medieval Northlands, a dangerous family seeks power.
They slaughter all who get in their way.
Children’s rhymes hint at what’s to come, but no one recognizes the danger at hand.
Astrid doesn’t know she holds the key to this power.
She’s just a blacksmith who makes swords for dragonslayers.
But Astrid has a dark secret …
A dragon once chewed her up and spit her out.
She hides the old scars covering her body through shapeshifting.
But the time for hiding is over.
I never heard him come after me and even as I climbed the slope and stumbled onto our shaded back lawn, I didn’t look back. It was like the day the gnomes chased me all over again, but this time I was not escaping some horrible little creatures, I was fleeing from an incredibly good-looking guy who could very well understand me completely. I was either saving myself from that serial killer I always imagined lived down in the swamp, or I had finally gone over the deep end . . .
Meghan Elam has been strange her entire life: her eyes have this odd habit of changing color and she sees and hears things no one else does. When the visions and voices in her head start to get worse, she is convinced that her parents will want to drag her off to another psychiatrist. That is, until the mysterious Cade MacRoich shows up out of nowhere with an explanation of his own.
Cade brings her news of another realm where goblins and gnomes are the norm, a place where whispering spirits exist in the very earth, and a world where Meghan just might find the answers she has always sought.
Meghan’s graduation gift is one that any eighteen-year-old would
dream of: traveling abroad to England. Her journey turns into more adventure
than expected when Meghan meets the mysterious Kiernan and accepts his
invitation to a secret club, hidden beneath the streets of London.
The eclectic dress of the club-goers is not the only unusual thing
she discovers in the Underground. Kiernan’s father has developed a warped set
of rituals, and he targets Meghan as his next victim. Instead of the fun date
she imagined, Meghan finds herself imprisoned and in a fight for her very
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Allie calls it her New York jinx. Already on this trip, obnoxious band groupies hang all over her boyfriend, a stalker leaves her cryptic and creepy notes, and she nearly gets arrested watching a Seer get tasered by cops who act like not-cops. One of them, a tall, black-haired guy with strangely colorless eyes, keeps showing up everywhere Allie goes.
But when a crazy religious cult targets Allie for an end of the world ritual, her visit goes from annoying to quite probably fatal.
A prequel novella in the Allie’s War series, an alternate history romance featuring a gritty, unique and modern day Earth with star-crossed telekinetic lovers, Allie Taylor and Dehgoies Revik.
About the Author
JC Andrijeski has published novels, novellas, serials, graphic novels and short stories, including new adult fantasy series, Allie’s War, the new adult science fiction series, The Slave Girl Chronicles, and the Gateshifter series, about a shape-shifting alien and a tough-girl PI from Seattle. She also writes nonfiction essays and articles, as well as some erotica. Her short works have been featured in anthologies, online literary, art and fiction magazines as well as print venues such as NY Press newspaper and holistic health magazines. JC travels extensively and has lived abroad in Europe, Australia and Asia, but currently lives and works full time as a writer in Portland, OR.
To learn more about JC and her writing, please visit www.jcandrijeski.com.
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“One of ten emerging fantasy authors you must read.” – Apple iBooks, Nov 2013
Ella and her brother Miro are orphans, their parents killed long ago in the ongoing struggle against the mad Emperor.
From the day Ella witnesses an enchanter use his talents to save Miro from drowning, she knows what she wants to be. But the elite Academy of Enchanters expects tuition fees and knowledge. Determined, Ella sells flowers and studies every book she can. Meanwhile, Miro dreams of becoming one of the world’s finest swordsmen, wielding his nation’s powerful enchanted weapons in defense of his homeland.
A dark force rises in the east, conquering all in its path, and Miro leaves for the front. When the void Miro left is filled by Killian, a charming stranger from another land, Ella finds herself in love. But Killian has a secret, and Ella’s actions will determine the fate of her brother, her homeland, and the world.
Book Two of the Evermen Saga (The Hidden Relic) – 4.7 / 5 stars on Amazon.com
Book Three of the Evermen Saga (The Path of the Storm) – 4.7 / 5 stars on Amazon.com
About the Author
James Maxwell is a fantasy writer, world builder, and self-confessed nomad.
James Maxwell was educated at the University of Queensland in Australia, where he studied engineering, computer science, philosophy, psychology, English and economics.
James Maxwell’s travels have led him to find inspiration in over forty countries in six continents. He wrote his first novel in Thailand, second in Mexico, third in Austria, and is currently typing away in Malta.
The rest of the time, James Maxwell lives in Highbury, North London, with his wife Alicia, where he enjoys walking, wine and French cooking, when he isn’t on one of his frequent expeditions worldwide.
James Maxwell published his debut epic fantasy novel, Enchantress, in 2012.
While investigating a mysterious fog and otherworldly howling, Claradon’s father, the lord of Dor Eotrus, went missing, along with all his men, heroes all. Now it’s up to Claradon to take up the banner of his noble house and hold back a tide of darkness that threatens to overrun Midgaard and destroy all that he holds dear.
PRAISE FOR GLENN G. THATER’S HARBINGER OF DOOM SAGA:
“… a masterfully crafted epic fantasy about the ages old struggle between good and evil.” —- Carol Marrs Phipps, author of Elf Killers
“I am not exaggerating when I say that excellence is in every part of this book – from the dialogue, the settings, the pacing, the plot, to the overall feel of the story… a classic in the making.” —– Rai Aren, co-author of Secret of the Sands.
“…a must read for all fans of classic sword and sorcery. A blend of Howard, Moorcock, Wagner, with a twist of Lovecraft. Well written and hugely entertaining.” —- Jimmyonly (an Amazon reviewer)
Link to buy book: Link to buy Gateway to Nifleheim by Glenn Thater
About the Author
I’ve done lots of things. I’ve gotten degrees and taken advanced courses in various fields: physics, engineering, religious studies, history. I’ve taught college courses, been a physicist, a licensed professional engineer, and I’ve investigated some of the most complex and high profile engineering disasters of the last twenty years. I’ve even testified as a forensic engineering expert before the supreme court of the State of New York. After reading the battle scenes in my books, some of my readers have asked me whether I also used to be a spy or a Special Forces operative. I can’t comment on that, I tell them. My non-fiction work has been read around the world. I write some of that every day, and I still enjoy it. But all my life, for fun, I’ve written fantasy stories. I started writing them before I did any of the things I mentioned above, and I’ll probably keep writing them for as long as I’m around. A few years ago, I decided to get them published so others can read them too.
Deep under the City of Glass in the frozen southern land, an age-old machine called the Heart of the City radiates a power which locals call icefire. Most citizens are immune to it, but a few, always born with physical disabilities, can bend it to their will. For fifty years, the ruling Eagle Knights, who fly on the back of giant birds, have killed these Imperfects, fearing the return of the old royal family, who used icefire to cut out people’s hearts, turning them into ghostly servitors.
The old king’s grandson Tandor only sees the good things icefire brought: power and technology now forgotten while the people of the south live in dire poverty. He’s had enough of seeing his fellow kinsfolk slaughtered by ignorant Knights, of Imperfect babies being abandoned on the ice floes to be eaten by wild animals. His grandfather’s diary tells him how to increase the beat of the Heart the first step to making the land glorious once more. Arrogant as he is, he sets the machine in motion. All he needs is an army of Imperfect servitors to control the resulting power.
Isandor is Imperfect, an ex-Knight apprentice, betrayed by his best friend and running for his life.
The queen Jevaithi is Imperfect, living like a prisoner amidst leering Knights, surviving only because the common people would rebel if their beloved queen were harmed.
Both are young and desperate and should be grateful that Tandor wants to rescue them from their hopeless situations. Or so he thinks. The youngsters, however, have no inclination to become heartless ghosts, but while they defy Tandor, the Heart beats, and he alone cannot control its power.
About the Author
Patty Jansen lives in Sydney, Australia, where she spends most of her time writing Science Fiction and Fantasy. Her story This Peaceful State of War placed first in the second quarter of the Writers of the Future contest and was published in their 27th anthology. She has also sold fiction to genre magazines such as Analog Science Fiction and Fact, Redstone SF and Aurealis.
Her novels (available at ebook venues) include Watcher’s Web (soft SF), The Far Horizon (middle grade SF), Charlotte’s Army (military SF) and Fire & Ice, Dust & Rain and Blood & Tears (Icefire Trilogy) (dark fantasy). Her novel Ambassador was published by Ticonderoga Publication in 2013.
When life gave Jane pointy teeth, she decided to make the most of them. In this 15,000-word novella, Jane takes you with her on one of her jobs and goes through the harrowing tale of how she fell in love and lost more than just her life.
This is the first part of a series of novellas.The novellas are not stand-alone and should be read in sequence, as each one builds upon the last. Books 2-4 are available in a bundle at half price. Look for Jane (Vampire Assassin Series) on Amazon.
About the Author
Samantha Warren is a fantasy author who spends her days immersed in dragons, spaceships, and vampires.
In the name of research, she enlisted the help of her pet dragon, Anethesis, and together they built a Noah’s Ark-like space ship. Three trips through a hole in the time-space continuum allowed the pair to explore the universe decades into the past and eons into the future. They discovered how life would be without Earth and were forced to run from alien law enforcement when their ship was deemed unspaceworthy. In the long run, the constant demands of space travel and repairs cut into Samantha’s sock fetish fund, so she was forced to sell her ark for half-price to a slimy creature that made Jabba the Hutt look like Brad Pitt.
After her years of traveling, she returned to her roots. When she isn’t writing or reading, she is milking cows or trying to feed them Pop-Tarts and FiberOne bars (they like neither). She also spends a lot of time in her weed patch (aka: garden), drinking lattes at the Village Cafe, collecting zombie gnomes, or watching any show featuring Gordon Ramsay. Anethesis remains by her side, sleeping away the day and hunting evil cat-eating coyotes by night.
Dragon Nemesis is the prequel to the series Dragons in the Mist.
The Palmir People teeter on the verge of utter destruction. They are loosing their long battle with the creatures from the north. The Volastoque devastate the Palmir population, destroying all in their path. To stop the Volastoque, it is time for desperate measures. Can any of the Palmir People or their dragon allies survive?
Readers of The Pern novels have given rave reviews of this series!
About the Author
B.J. is an avid reader of Fantasy and SF for almost four decades. She has numerous articles published in horse magazines, her latest being a column in The Western Horse UK.
An animal lover, she raises horses, has several dogs and cats. Also an ongoing love of turtles and tortoises. Although she does not own any, as she thinks are meant to be free. She has been known to stop on a highway to remove a turtle from the road, to the vast annoyance of passengers
Become a supernatural immortal?…Reluctantly.
Book one of this different fantasy series about reincarnated lovers.
Review by Danita Dyess for Readers’ Favorite
Author A.J. Aaron is a genius. I loved this book! Although it had fantastical images, the real story was about Sevilen accepting his power. I understood that everything is as it should be but the author’s depiction of this concept is exceptional. The laid-back dialogue and cool characters helped mix fantasy with what is usually considered a serious, esoteric subject. Leyna’s mindset and sexual exploits are tastefully done. Quotes from Einstein, Toffler and Drucker reinforced the message.
“Reluctant Gods” asks you to imagine waking up one Saturday morning and learning that you are literally a god with the power to save the world. Your grandmother, Aysel, is an ancient mystic who showed you the secrets behind the trap door. Well, this scenario happened to Sevilen, an engineer with a back problem. Within 24 hours of Aysel’s death, his health is restored. Then, he inherits $77 billion and learns he can telepathically transport to another dimension. He meets Alexander, a trusted servant and four new angels – Raphael, Michael, Gabriel and Auriel. Together, these super humans will help him reunite with his one great love, Leyna, a gorgeous narcissist who misused her power and died in her past lives. But there is one catch: Sevilen must accomplish this before Leyna’s next birthday and the proverbial clock is ticking.
Past lives and past mistakes echo themselves for over five hundred years until an ancient agreement with four archangels manifests itself to remind a witch and a wizard of their destiny. This is Leyna and Sevilen’s last chance to reunite and achieve the godlike powers meant for them.
Sevilen, a former engineer, reluctantly takes on his role to try to save his love Leyna from his past life, since in this life, as in her past lives, she will be dead in months if he doesn’t. In today’s life, he doesn’t even like her, and doesn’t care to save her.
Leyna, a powerful, cruel, and callus executive, runs from Sevilen and the thoughts of becoming a goddess, or falling in love with a man.
The two are dumped into a world of magic where they gain abilities to create and destroy universes, throw a bolt of lightning, change into another body, or use their psychic abilities.
What are the other characters like?
Laugh with the sexy great grandmother goddess, who keeps making passes at her great grandson. Marvel at the ancient, loving, manservant Alexander that makes Jeeve’s look like a houseboy. Love the angels, Michael (Mike), Gabriel (Gabby), Raphael (Rapper), and Auriel (Aurie), who look and act like no archangels you ever heard of.
What kind of a read will it be?
You will be engulfed in this tale of romance, denial, and disbelief, among an outrageous cast of characters. The comedic antics of the diverse and colorful characters will make you laugh while they become as familiar to you as your best friends, in this blend of fantasy, humor, mystery, and romance. Science, beliefs, and real life references will make you wonder, could this happen?
How is it written?
Detailed pictures are created in the reader’s mind as they flow through this tale, vividly told. Journey through Prague in the Czech republic and walk the streets of Mala Strana and Stare Mesto. Visit the fully restored mansion in Chardon, Ohio where they all live.
This witch and wizard series, fantasy romance is like no other you will ever read. Is it really fiction that they attained their psychic powers? Or any of their powers? It isn’t vanilla and some people may be offended by the twists the characters take since it is meant to break paradigms and create some interior thoughts as well. If you don’t like vanilla, and draw outside of the lines, this could be your kind of book.
Start reading this supernatural metaphysical fiction today.
About the Author
Interview with Vinny O’hare of Awesomegang.
Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I was schooled as a mechanical engineer and worked in manufacturing as a plant manager and various other positions. I have since started consulting in manufacturing part time and now write full time. The first book I wrote was called “A New Reality – A Wake up Call to Life’s Mysteries” which journaled a series of strange events that happened in my life. A producer director I knew told me I should write a script based on that book and helped me with it. In the process of writing the script for that book I found I really enjoyed the freedom of writing fiction since the script was only “based” on a true story versus being totally true like the book was.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
Reluctant Gods is the name of the series that followed after “A New Reality.” With the new knowledge I had from researching the first book, I thought I should write a fiction asking the question, “What if?” What if people could read minds and affect physical reality. Heck! They’d be like Gods! It was with the paranormal and scientific knowledge that I learned in writing the first book that the series, “Reluctant Gods”was written.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
Hmmm. I like writing the most when I can be outdoors. I watched a series of lectures on colors and there have been studies that prove the color green is very stimulating to creativity. Outdoors, with green all around me, is when the words seem to flow the best. Actually, sometimes twice as well as during the winter when I’m indoors.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
Oh my gosh. Where should I start? I guess Anne Rice really introduced me to loving fiction since at the time I only read nonfiction and strictly for information and knowledge. Being trained as an engineer I learned to not waste time not learning. (And later found out what I was missing.) Anne taught me the pleasure of fiction. Other’s I’ve loved were Richard Bach, Carlos Castaneda, Wayne Dyer, Evan Harris Walker’s “The Physics of Consciousness”, Shirley MacLaine’s books, and most recently Debra Harkness, “A Discovery of Witches” Steven Tyler’s Autobiography, “Does the Noise in my Head Bother you?”Michau Kaku’s books and of course, Brian Greene’s String Theory and right now, Ayn Rand’s, “Atlas Shrugged.”
What are you working on now?
I’ve started a novel about an empath and a sociopath in manufacturing. They of course have special abilities most people aren’t capable of having, or most people have paradigms that wouldn’t allow them to have the abilities. I’m not sure if it will become a series yet. I have also had requests to do more backstory on Reluctant Gods’ character Aysel and even Leyna and Sevilen in the 1400s. So we’ll see where the readers and my mind take me. Right now though, the Empath/Sociopath book set in an upper society, money making, manufacturing environment is the main focus.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
Word of mouth. Nothing beats it. Please talk up any authors books you love. It’s really the only way to slice through the pack today.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
1) Don’t quit. Writing is a job. You have to treat it as one. Get your words done everyday. Market some but don’t let it rule your time completely.
2) Read lots.
3) Continue to experience life or you’ll have nothing left to write about and your descriptions will be bland. You can’t just hole yourself up and work. Smell, feel, taste, see, hear etc. Notice peoples quirks and motions for your characters. Be a part of life.
4) Let the characters write for you. Set them free.
5) Lastly, edit, edit, edit and edit some more. Edit for flow, edit for theme, edit for grammar, edit for efficiency of words etc. Focus on something different on each edit or you’ll not have the gem your readers deserve.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
You can do anything you want. Focus and do it.
What are you reading now?
Ayn Rand’s “Atlas Shrugged.” She made quite the effort on it. Much different than today’s writing style but she has wonderful characters. Not a book for the feint of heart. It’s even hard to hold up when reading it.
What’s next for you as a writer?
To continue to read other fiction books as well as books on writing and style and continue to home my abilities in writing. Ultimately I want what I used to ask from my plant when I took a customer in it. That is, I wanted my customers to say, “Holy Shit! That’s incredible!” when they saw the plant because they were so impressed with the processes and the people. We gave tours to about 40 groups of people a month and they all said that to me. I want the same for my readers. Isn’t that what anyone providing a product wants their customers to say?
What is your favorite book of all time?
Has to be the one that started me on fiction. Anne Rice’s “Tales of the Body Thief” from her vampire series. I read it several times. After that, Evan Harris Walker’s, The Physics of Consciousness” for how it changed my paradigms of how the world is.
Thanks for doing this interview with me. It helped me answer some of my own questions I never asked myself.
A war has been waging for centuries; a magical and technological battle between good and evil. This conflict will affect life everywhere, but not everyone is aware it exists. When twelve-year old Max Rigdon is sent to stay with his grandfather for the summer, he unwillingly enters the fight.
The day Max steps off the bus he is marked with an evil curse and immediately becomes the target of evil men and creatures with designs on ruling the universe. Not only does this curse cause Max physical pain but it allows his enemies to track and find him. He soon learns that the reason for this unwanted attention is because his grandfather is the keeper of a gateway; a powerful machine that makes travel to hundreds of strange unknown worlds possible. The enemy will do anything to gain possession of this power in their quest to control all worlds.
With the help of his friend Cindy and others, Max must quickly learn the necessary skills to survive if he is to avoid the deadly trap that has been planned for him and his grandfather. A trap that has been decades in the making with Max as the missing piece. If successful it will change life as we know it.
About the Author
James Todd Cochrane was born in Fremont, California. He received his BA from Utah State University, where he majored in Business Information Systems with a minor in German.
A writer since elementary school, he published his first novel, Max and the Gatekeeper, in 2007. The sequels, The Hourglass of Souls and The Descendant and the Demon’s Fork, followed
He now lives in Madison, Wisconsin, where he writes part-time while working as a computer programmer.
His first novel, Max and the Gatekeeper, is on the Accelerated Readers List and was a 2010-2011 Alaska Battle Book.
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Now, a year later, he is running away from his disappointment, traveling north to fight against a mysterious warrior who has taken the hill-fort of the lady Ragnell.
But there is a mystery to Ragnell too, the beauty with the ravaged face. And Gawain learns he must solve both mysteries, that of the warrior and that of the lady …
About the Author
Ruth Nestvold’s short stories have appeared in numerous markets, including Asimov’s, F&SF, Baen’s Universe, Strange Horizons, Realms of Fantasy, and Gardner Dozois’s Year’s Best Science Fiction. Her fiction 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. Her novel Yseult appeared in German translation as Flamme und Harfe with Random House Germany and has since been translated into Dutch and Italian. It is now available as an ebook in the original English. She maintains a web site at http://www.ruthnestvold.com.
COBWEB BRIDE (Cobweb Bride Trilogy, Book One) by two-time Nebula Award Nominee Author Vera Nazarian is a history-flavored fantasy novel with romantic elements of the Persephone myth, about Death’s ultimatum to the world.
What if you killed someone and then fell in love with them?
In an alternate Renaissance world, somewhere in an imaginary “pocket” of Europe called the Kingdom of Lethe, Death comes, in the form of a grim Spaniard, to claim his Bride. Until she is found, in a single time-stopping moment all dying stops. There is no relief for the mortally wounded and the terminally ill….
Covered in white cobwebs of a thousand snow spiders she lies in the darkness… Her skin is cold as snow… Her eyes, frozen… Her gaze, fiercely alive…
While kings and emperors send expeditions to search for a suitable Bride for Death, armies of the undead wage an endless war… A black knight roams the forest at the command of his undead father… Spies and political treacheries abound at the imperial Silver Court…. Murdered lovers find themselves locked in the realm of the living…
Look closer–through the cobweb filaments of her hair and along each strand shine stars…
And one small village girl, Percy–an unwanted, ungainly middle daughter–is faced with the responsibility of granting her dying grandmother the desperate release she needs.
As a result, Percy joins the crowds of other young women of the land in a desperate quest to Death’s own mysterious holding in the deepest forests of the North…
And everyone is trying to stop her.
“… Nazarian writes clean and true prose …” –Publishers Weekly
About the Author
Vera Nazarian is a two-time Nebula Award Nominee, award-winning artist, and member of Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, a writer with a penchant for moral fables and stories of intense wonder, true love, and intricacy.
She immigrated to the USA from the former USSR as a kid, sold her first story at the age of 17, and since then has published numerous works in anthologies and magazines, and has seen her fiction translated into eight languages.
She is the author of critically acclaimed novels Dreams of the Compass Rose and Lords of Rainbow, as well as the outrageous parodies Mansfield Park and Mummies and Northanger Abbey and Angels and Dragons, and most recently, Pride and Platypus: Mr. Darcy’s Dreadful Secret in her humorous and surprisingly romantic Supernatural Jane Austen Series.
After many years in Los Angeles, Vera lives in a small town in Vermont, and uses her Armenian sense of humor and her Russian sense of suffering to bake conflicted pirozhki and make art.
Her official author website is www.veranazarian.com
The trap is set perfectly. Wolf Dasher of Her Majesty’s Shadow Service is the ideal agent to uncover who is leaking classified information from Urland’s consulate in Mensch to Phrygia. With his post-cognitive Shadow magic, Wolf can easily determine who has stolen the Darkline Protocol and fed its secrets to enemy spies.
But he doesn’t count on the traitor being an innocent victim. Nor does he realize that the Phrygians’ real mission is a sinister game of snatch-and-grab . . . and Wolf himself is the prize! A simple reconnaissance mission turns into a harrowing chase across Mensch’s perpetual-night skies as the hunter becomes the hunted!
“The Darkline Protocol” is a free short story that introduces Wolf Dasher — hero of John R. Phythyon, Jr.’s fantasy-thriller mash-up novels STATE OF GRACE and RED DRAGON FIVE. Wolf lives and works in a world of magic and mystery, of super-spies and suspense, of danger and daring. Combining the action and style of a James Bond thriller with the swords and sorcery of a traditional fantasy setting, the Wolf Dasher series delivers page-turning excitement that is both familiar and fantastic.
Download “The Darkline Protocol” for FREE, and check out Wolf’s other adventures, STATE OF GRACE and RED DRAGON FIVE!
About the Author
John R. Phythyon, Jr. wishes he were a superhero or a magician, but, since he has not yet been bitten by a radioactive spider or gotten his letter from Hogwarts, he writes adventure stories instead. He is the author of the Wolf Dasher series of fantasy-thriller mashup novels, as well as several short stories, a two-act comedy, and numerous game manuals. He won awards for the latter and hopes to make millions with the former.
In the meantime, he lives in Lawrence, Kansas with his wife, their children, a dog, and a cat. His current projects include the next novel in the Wolf Dasher series, world peace, and desperately wishing for the Cincinnati Bengals to win a Super Bowl before he dies.
Connect with John on his website, www.johnphythyon.com, and follow him on Twitter at @JohnRPhythyonJr.