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by Mark TapperWhen a magic ritual goes awry at the end of the First Crusade, a group of Knights Hospitaller are mistakenly made immortal, doomed to be reborn after each death. The knights fight with sword and magic, and, like the Hospitallers they once were, they care for the sick and dying. Their foes are the Returned, banished mages who form a corporation in another dimension that’s hell-bent on destroying beauty, diversity, and tolerance in our world as completely as it has in their own. Paul, senesc... more
by Juri Pill
by Marc R. Micciola
The long-standing peace in the continent of Midstad is disrupted by a cult called The Black Light after a number of assassinations. The goal is to cause enough chaos to distract the good people of Midstad from their secret mission. Sadly for The Black Light, and its leaders Iver and Otti, their enemies are not so easily fooled. Suspicions arise when the old name of Kemryr is uttered, and the King of Hestferd, Bryntyr, decides to investigate further. Einar, Bryntyr's son, goes with hi... more
by e rathke“My name is Ineluki. I come from past the mountains and ice. It took me many days to reach here. All I know are dead. Will you take me in?” And so begins a calamitous year at the edge of the world. Chief for the year, Aukul's life has never been better. His people respect him, he spends his nights with the love of his life, and his skills as a butcher and chef improve every day. Then Ineluki, a young stranger, wanders into town with nothing but an empty book. He begins telling stories of t... more
by Catherine RaphaelIn the beginning, the Goddess danced the world into existence. Peace reigned for generations through matriarchal rule within the Minca, Dute, and Carroo tribes. But then one man’s lust for power destroyed this balance: Vestor assassinated his sister, Mother of the Minca tribe. His army ravaged the Dute and Carroo tribes. A once-idyllic world was thrust into war, famine, and despair. Yet today, there is hope. Vestor’s niece, Cora, has a vision: if she can convince an emissary from each tribe t... more
by Alicia JeanneHave you ever wanted something so bad you could taste it? The past traumas of your life seem to have all led you to this one moment, and one opportunity. While you thought you would be taking this journey alone, somehow, you found the most amazing friends to take the risks, and gain the rewards with you. That is how all four of them felt when they started their journey. For Pria, exiled from her traditionalist family of nomadic warriors, the GoulCrest Games are a chance to prove she is th... more
by Anna VarleseIn a world that barely survived the nuclear attack, two deadliest enemies, Karm and Drell, begin another war. Drell, a proud nation of warriors, attacks Karm after a hundred years of fragile peace. This time Karm is unprepared and about to become the Drellian colony. Rhea is a well-trained progeny of a special operations Karmian general. Destined to become one of the elite warriors, she goes against her father’s will and enrolls as a regular private with her best friend. After he is brutally mu... more
by Scott BurtnessShapeshifter August Shade will get your favorite whatever back from your ex after a messy breakup. A huldra hires August to repo an unusual book from her vampire ex-lover. The book grants the power to write your own horoscope and create your own future. Unfortunately, trying to read it will drive you insane, and August isn't the only one that wants the book. Meanwhile, an oracle is having visions of the end of the world, and August is popping up in all of them.
by Robert BoneBauldane awakens to find himself a living skeleton with a terrible curse residing in his hands. Whatever he touches that has life, turns to dust. With no memory of what transformed him or who he was before waking, he goes in search for the one responsible. With the help of newfound companions, Bauldane tracks down an evil ex-wizard who may have the answers he seeks. But can Bauldane regain what was lost while keeping his companions alive?
by Austin DragonHumanity is on the brink of becoming a multi-planet species at last! The military is leading the way in Earth’s transformational new era with its flagship vessel the NCS Neil deGrasse Tyson under joint command of the Army (the soldiers) and Navy (the scientists). For Captain Joshua Halley, commanding the Tyson’s soldiers, the “Titan Mission” began even before he was born. He will be among the first humans to help terraform a planetary body for off-world human colonization. But is the “... more
by Lou Wilham
What’s a little necromancy between family?
For the Crow Witch, Icarus "Rus" Ashthorne, Moondale seemed the perfect hiding place. But like they always say, you can't go home again, and Rus finds out quickly that nothing is how she remembered, while at the same time very little has changed. Then she comes face to face with the only woman she's ever loved, Az Elwood, and... well, things get messier than she thought they ever could.
by Zoe Tasia
As Becca Shaw puts down roots in Scotland, she juggles witch-in-training lessons, being mother to two teens, and falling in love. Then something or someone plays vicious pranks on the villagers and this time, it isn’t fae. Worse, Becca’s crazy relatives arrive from the States with a get-rich-quick scheme. With the attacks worsening, Becca must discover and stop the malicious pranksters. Bagpipes and Basil is a cozy fantasy with generous doses of humor about a family, a courtship, ... more
by Sloane LeongDeath in the Mouth is a collection of horror stories and art showcasing BIPOC and ethnically marginalized storytellers from around the world. You’ll read stories featuring grotesque manifestations of dread, the enveloping sludge of grief, and the insectoid itch of deep-seated fear. Embodiments of mania and displacements of faith. Harrowing ecstasy and debilitating hope. Transgressions of the body, the spirit, and the community. Unique and terrifying alien mythology from the future. Quiet, creepi... more
by Devon Lee SoiferIn a land where female purity is prized, Bel has always had with a rebellious streak. Breaking the rules takes a dire turn when she accidentally speaks to a handsome red-haired Aldar in her father’s tavern. Tall, elf-like beings from the north, the Aldar are considered vile sorcerers and seducers. The prejudices of Bel’s village forbid her from even making eye-contact with them. Bel’s slip-up is overlooked, and before she can think more of it, she’s preparing for the Fete of Choosing, a ball ... more
by Sharon Anderson or S. D. AndersonSomething Sinister is happening in the Angelic Realm! Archangel Michael insists the situation be handled immediately and in secret. So, he gives the assignment to his best Agents. Angels and Witches pit their skills and spells against warlocks, wizards, coffee thieves, and an evil sorceress. Fly with them as they follow the clues to apprehend vandalous villains and rid the Angelic Kingdom of some sinister schemes.
by Benjamin J. RyanThe only life Santha Lathagin has ever known has become her prison. Vicious gossip is everywhere. Whispers of a scandal have turned to accusations of murder, and fingers are pointing her way. Feeling powerless and alone, she yearns for escape. When Santha stumbles upon a small, rusted key in the forest near her home, it seems her silent pleas have been answered. Awakened by her touch, the key demands to be heard—and she is not the only one to heed its call. Thrust into a world only glimpse... more