On the run from her old flame’s criminal family, Sara Jones hides in Billings, Montana. But when people around her start dying, she finds herself trapped between the crime family and a sinister group that uses poisonous spiders to paralyze their victims. Can she escape?
It’s a recipe for heartbreak.
In a war that divides the host of heaven, it’s a recipe for disaster.
Adryel and Ramael are young angels in love, bound together for eternity. Their plans are disrupted when God determines to create humans and Lucifer, one of the archangels, rebels.
Adryel casts her lot with Lucifer. Swayed by his arguments she wages war for his cause and, refusing to renounce him, is exiled in hell. From hell, she befriends the humans, and she accomplishes more to thwart God’s plans for humanity than do Lucifer and all of the other fallen angels combined.
Decades pass. Disillusioned, pursued by soldiers, and alone, Adryel yearns to tell Ramael her love has not dimmed. Punishment, hell’s lake of fire, not forgiveness, awaits her should she be found seeking him, but if Ramael will accept her, she could die in peace.
On the run from her old flame’s organized crime family, Sara Jones hides in Billings, Montana, and finds a new boyfriend. But when people around her start dying from poisonous spider bites after she receives a mysterious package with a spider concealed inside, she worries that the crime family has found her. Life takes an even more bizarre turn when she seems to be not only immune to the spider venom, but also surrounded by a sinister group of people using spiders to incapacitate their prey. Even her new boyfriend starts acting suspiciously. Just who can she trust?
Then to make matters worse Sara’s twenty-fifth birthday approaches, and her dark heritage begins to emerge. She is forced to make a life-or-death decision. And somehow, she must find a way to deal with the crime family.
Sophie Katz, a Jewish chemistry student, harrowingly escapes a Nazi concentration camp. By way of Prague and with the help of a golem and a magic stone, she is transported into the Tenth Realm, a magical dimension that parallels the world she left behind.
Logan MacLeod, a Scottish warrior, hunted for a crime he did not mean to commit, flees to the Bestiary, a forest so dangerous no man dares enter. Drawn by the haunting sound of his bagpipes, Sophie and Logan meet.
Even as love ensues, the dark evil of the Third Reich threatens the Tenth Realm, led by Gustaf Hissler, Adolph Hitler’s doppelganger.
Together they must join the forces against Hissler in the Tenth Realm and help stop Hitler from world domination in Sophie’s realm. Will they be able to stop the Third Reich before its evil conquers all of the realms?
Toltec Dawn (Book One of the Toltec Trilogy)
Fergus mac Ogma, a youthful Irish acolyte at the Toltec Temple of Cashel has a burning desire to survive, and become something more than a native underling in a land controlled by invaders from across the ocean.
Captain Mixcoatl is settling in with his wife as commander of the Toltec fort at St Albans when he is suddenly summoned to meet with the new governor in London and learns of the plan to invade the Continent.
Rowena, the young Saxon girl, is fleeing England with her uncle the monk and attempting to reach the Continent across the Channel. Their flight is interrupted by a band of outlaws who offer to guide them.
Set in the years after the Toltec conquest of Ireland and England, three lives become entwined as they face personal desires and challenges of an occupied land, religious tension, and threat of an invasion.
Love, lust, betrayal AND shifters
From New York Times Bestselling Author Laxmi Hariharan, comes book 2, in the bestselling paranormal action-romance Many Lives Series.
Three years ago Jai let the only woman he ever loved, walk out of his life, but Aria’s back now. Except she is in danger. And this time Jai will do anything, even break his vow to protect his city, to keep her safe. A second chance, paranormal action – romance featuring shifters
It’s the year 2150 and the exotically beautiful Chandra Jarvis is jogging in Golden Gate Park, when suddenly she is catapulted into a parallel universe to a bygone era: the Old West. Fortunately, her futuristic suit of special fibers and a personal computer chip implant come with her, as she will need every available advantage to survive on the Oregon Trail of 1850.
Leaving behind her somewhat labile, sheltered, electronic dream life, she is thrust into rash encounters with all the people, grit, and danger of that time. She experiences the gamut of emotions, from love to heartache, to comfort and fear, establishing true and lasting friendships along the way.
Will she ever be able to return home? Can she ultimately accustom herself to the ways of the west and find a new direction for her life?
Join Chandra in her quest for that answer and more in this first novel of the Parallel Past time travel series, a refreshing dip into other worlds and possibilities still to be explored.
A withc placed a curse on Annwn as a child. At first, the curse wasn’t obvious, but by the time Annwn became twenty,, nighttime would find her as a wolf. She fears she will never know happiness with a man and so stays away from men.
Briatn is a cit sentry, attracted to Annwn because of her beauty and her sweetness. He wonders why she shies away from him. He hopes that his love is strong enough to win her over, but she sees no chance of happiness for them.
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Song of the Oceanides is the story of how three quirky characters’ lives overlap one fateful summer. Emmylou is a Martian girl stranded in Blue Hill, Maine where the Pinkerton Detective Agency’s Extraterrestrial-Enigma Service constantly hounds her. Down the coast, Rory Slocum is a young lad forever taunted and tormented by a band of mean-spirited sea nymphs. Only one thing comforts both heroes: a freaky comic book entitled Sir Pilgarlic Guthrie’s Phantasy Retrospectacle authored by the mysterious Giacomo Venable.
Welcome the spring with a poignant suspenseful dreamlike tale about hope and art and rebirth.
Abandoned by her birth parents and ignored by her adoptive family, Maddy Page believes she is unlovable. She only allows herself to dream of falling in love. That changes when she meets MJ; handsome and kind, MJ penetrates Maddy’s defenses. Maddy soon finds herself confiding in MJ like she has with no one else, revealing secrets even her closest friends don’t know. He makes her feel safe–a feeling she’s never experienced except in her dreams.
When Maddy witnesses MJ disappear and reappear in thin air, she realizes she might have been wrong about him. He could be dangerous–maybe even a killer. Determined to uncover the truth of who–or what–MJ is, Maddy ignores her instinct to run. But she soon realizes that getting close to MJ could cost more than a broken heart–it could cost Maddy her soul.
Only a dragonblood, one who can transform into a mighty dragon, can again bring peace and justice to Almar, but all those of that mystical race have been murdered by the evil High Lord Kargoth who now rules the land. The Followers of the Blood oppose the High Lord, waiting for the fulfillment of a prophecy that a dragonblood will come and bring peace once again to Almar. Delina, a young elven girl who lives alone in the forest, wants nothing to do with men or even other elves, but now she has become the center of attention for the forces on both sides, and she must learn the truth of who and what she is before it is too late.
The Saints of the world are being hunted, betrayed by the Guardians who were sworn to protect them. Once every five hundred years a new Saint is chosen and gifted with tremendous power. After five hundred years of waiting Ayva intends for that power to be hers! No one will stop her this time. Not Michael, the son of the Saint, and certainly not some human girl.
In another world, Serenity is a singer whose dreams are about to come true, but a chance encounter with a little boy forever changes her destiny. After Serenity is injured protecting Michael’s son, Michael does the one thing he knows he shouldn’t do, he brings her home.
Serenity awakens to a world of magic, desire and danger. Legend tells of a time when the guardians will fall. A Queen will be chosen, gifted with power potent enough to protect both worlds. Her role is to ensure the safety of Michael’s family until a new Saint is chosen.
Is Serenity strong enough to return peace to Christmas?
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The only crop left … is human.
After genetically altered weeds devastate Earth’s croplands, Dr. Tula Macoby believes photosynthetic skin can save the human race. Her people single-mindedly embark on a mission to convert the cannibals roaming what’s left of Earth. But when Levi, a peaceful stranger, refuses alteration, Tula doesn’t think the only options should be conversion or death.
Levi Kraybill, a devout member of the Old Order, left his Holdout farmland to seek a cure for his terminally ill son. Genetic manipulation is a sin, but Levi will do almost anything for the life of his child. When he’s captured, he’s sure he’s damned, and his only escape will be death.
Tula’s superiors schedule Levi’s euthanization, and she risks everything to set the innocent man free. Now she and Levi are outlaws with her people, and she’s an abomination with his. Can they find sanctuary in a cannibal wasteland?
At fifteen, Kit Cavendish is one of the oldest evacuees to escape London at the start of the Second World War due to a long term illness that sees her stuck in a wheelchair most of the time. But Kit has an extraordinary psychic power: she can put herself into the minds of others, see through their eyes, feel their emotions, even talk to them – though she dares not speak out for fear of her secret ability being exposed.
As Kit settles into her new life in the North Wales village of Bryn Eira Bach, solitude and curiosity encourage her to gain better control of her gift. Until one day her search for information on the developing war leads her to the mind of Henri, a seventeen-year-old Norwegian boy witnessing the German occupation of his beloved city, Oslo. As Henri discovers more about the English girl occupying his mind, the psychic and emotional bonds between them strengthen and Kit guides him through an oppressive and dangerous time.
There are secrets to be uncovered, both at home and abroad, and it’s up to Kit and Henri to come together and fight their own battles in the depths of the world’s greatest war.
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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Khaya’s life, a life the Order say was never meant to be, is thrown into turmoil when she discovers she has a second ability. The Company who employs people like her – with rare and special abilities – insists that having more than one inevitably leads down a dark spiral into madness. So they are watching and waiting, ready to terminate her at the first sign of trouble.
Now, on the run from the Company’s agents while trying to prove her sanity, Khaya realises they are not the only ones she should fear. Angels are working towards her demise as well.
The question that haunts her is this: What did she do that was terrible enough to elicit the wrath of angels? And can she trust the mysterious Derrin, or is he the cause of all her tribulations?
He’s reached the end. Narrowly escaping certain imprisonment and possible death, his body seems unwilling to fight anymore. Perhaps, what he needs are the wings of an Angel. Can he have anything good in his life? Can he have true love again? How can he keep her from ending up like Amelia? Could it ever be worth the risk?
“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.
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
In Book 2 of the Transcender Trilogy, eighteen-year-old Jaden Beckett has thirty days to ultimately decide her own destiny. Which path will she choose? Her current life with her loving family in Connecticut? Life in an intriguing alternate world with the man she loves? Or the amazing life of a multi-universe Transcender?
Jaden and her mentor, Agent Ralston, of the Inter-Universal Guidance Agency return to Domerica, where she reunites with her mother and her fiancé, Ryder Blackthorn, experiences fantastic Transcender adventures in exotic parallel worlds, and narrowly escapes a hit squad of black knights. In the end, Jaden’s decision is anything but simple.
Targeted Age Group:
Teen to Adult
How is Writing In Your Genre Different from Others?
Fantasy must be absolutely the most fun genre to write in. We fantasy writers can let our imaginations run wild building new worlds, creating extraordinary creatures, and devising otherworldly adventures. As much as possible, I try to do my research and keep my creations believable, so as not to stretch the bounds of suspended disbelief to the breaking point, but for the most part, I just want the reader to have an awesome time in a completely unique environment.
What Advice Would You Give Aspiring Writers?
The best advice I ever received about writing was “just finish it.” I had several half-finished novels languishing in a drawer, and my current story seemed to be going nowhere. A local author visited my son’s school and over lunch she convinced me that finishing the first draft–no matter how ugly–was 80 percent of the battle. I took her advice and even though the story shifted and changed over the course of the drafting process, and I did about a million rewrites, I finally finished my first novel, TRANSCENDER. It felt great!
Prior to becoming an author and publisher of young adult fiction, Vicky Savage enjoyed many diverse occupations; flagman on a construction crew, trial lawyer, and healthcare company executive, to name a few. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Sociology from the University of Minnesota and a Juris Doctorate from the Florida State University College of Law. She has resided in seven different states and London, England.
Vicky currently lives on the west coast of Florida with her boyishly charming husband, her handsome son, and two effervescent dogs. She is diligently working on Illuminosity, Book 3 of the Transcender Trilogy.
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
I believe that, at some point, everyone wishes to possess magical powers of some kind! Don’t you? If I could choose my power, I’d choose to have the ability to travel among different dimensions and visit new and exotic worlds. Also, I think it would be fun to experience different lives simultaneously. Of course, if I could choose a life to experience, even temporarily, it would be that of a princess or queen (or, let’s face it, a rock star). So, I gave my protagonist this remarkable ability, and presto, she wound up in a parallel universe where she was a princess! How cool is that?