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by H. Dawn HunterThe Present: After an abduction left them without memories of their childhood, Lily and Liam Howell have led a quiet life. For twenty years, they’ve avoided the topic of their disappearance, carefully tiptoeing around each other in fear of what they might expose or discover. Until Lily remembers something. Then she’s willing to do anything to recover their lost year. But there’s a reason they were made to forget. The Past: Jasper Behrtram has a task to complete, and through the use o... more
by Nick StitleAuris is a land of storms and chaos, where seven violent Tempests rule the continent. Different energies are pulled from the Tempests themselves, forming the seven Sects of Summoners who channel their power through Crystals. But when a Summoner of a long-extinct sect—a Blood Sorcerer—shows up in the throne room of Arvendon, the world begins spinning on a new path toward an unknown future. Auris has two classes of citizens. The upper class are all from seven different Sects of Summoners with m... more
by Tim NovarIn an alternate timeline where the Roman Empire never existed, Asterius, a transhuman bouncer working on the Greek island of Mikonos, is plagued by terrifying nightmares. In his quest to find the source, he becomes entangled in a conspiracy involving buried temples and sleeping gods. Can he unravel the layers of deception before his world descends into madness?
by Trenton Hamm
The Watchers: Home World is the first of a three-part series that tells the story of the Elohim largely from the perspective of Uri, a "sage of his people". The Elohim home world is dying, and the Elohim along with it. Uri has worked since primary school to become a part of the salvation of his world: to arrest the runaway greenhouse effect that threatens them. But now he finds that his life's work is pointless, and there may be no way to change this futu... more
by Jerry F. Westinger"There is no bigger bastard than a man who thinks he's a hero." Thessa is a young noblewoman who has an unfortunate run-in with a werewolf on her engagement night. Lokenn is a fugitive necromancer, out to restore the reputation of his maligned art. Corlis is an innkeeper nursing a dying aunt amidst rapidly mounting debts. And around them all, a dirty city hides a web of even dirtier secrets. In a string of bad luck and worse decisions, the three of them end up getting arrested and neck dee... more
by Ashton AbbottAt the end, we only have ourselves to blame. We focused on pride and what reality should be. No one could see it until it was too late. In the end, the darkness didn't have to do much. We were more than capable of destroying the world ourselves. Now evil roams the earth, killing what's left of us. I don't know why it bothers. We are fallen. After the world fell survivors banded together in an attempt to thrive amongst the chaos that evil had unleashed. The only way to make it, ... more
by M.K. WilliamsImagine waking up one morning to a better life: a beautifully stylized home, an elevated position at your job, and a cleaner society. Oh, there’s a catch – your boyfriend may be a murderer with access to the most powerful invention in human history. This is exactly how Nina Marks woke on August 8th. Kidnapped across the multiverse, Nina has to navigate her way home. An action-packed journey that will transport readers across several stops in the multiverse, this is a thrilling read for fans o... more
by M.K. WilliamsThe one question no one is asking in the current climate crisis is, “how does this affect the vampire population?“ Scoring an exclusive interview with Peter and Ursula, the now internet-famous influencers and #vanlifers, our narrator details their evening in Yosemite National Park with a pair of vampires. In this satirical short story, we will learn about Peter and Ursula’s experience as vampires, their unique risks as the climate continues to change, and how they plan to use their celebr... more
by Patrick CumbyIN A LAVISH VIRTUAL UNIVERSE OF EMPIRES AND ALIENS, THINGS JUST GOT REAL. FAR TOO REAL. The QARMA supercomputer at Stanford University hosts the most vivid and realistic metaverse ever envisioned. But now a malicious cyberattack has cut the metaverse off from its creators and users. Behind an unbreakable firewall, time in the machine has begun to speed a million times faster than it should. As days and weeks tick by in the real world, centuries and millennia pass in the evolving metaverse.... more
by E.L. LyonsAxly, the Starlight Company's premier seductress-thief and assassin, will do whatever it takes to keep her human brother hidden. The secrets of his origin could tear their world apart, and keeping them has driven her to lies and murder. Her people, the sprygan-human hybrids that live under the city of Minalav, aren't keen on allowing their most skilled asset to roam free. A job with a human offers a chance to get her brother out of danger, but it comes at a price. Divided loyalties, duty, romanc... more
by TallieFrom an unexpected meeting at the great Japanese mountain to endless comparisons in an almost magical baker's academy. From the timeless retreat of the abandoned to the hectic life of the Korean idol of the future. Each story in this album is invariably filled with atmosphere, mood, and ideas for reflection. In small but vivid stories, Tallie shares musings on music, the modern age, and life.
by MJ Pankey
When a madman seized the throne, the gods on Olympus fell silent, and the island of Helinthia withered into decay...
Dargon is sure these events are no coincidence and convinces Kelric and Gadnor to join him in a rebellion against the king, hoping to incur favor with the gods and restore prosperity to their ravaged lands. Confident of their purpose, they embark on a journey to rally support for war, leaving Dargon's sister Gonivein safe behind the walls of Shallinat... more
by Derrick McCartneywo photographs taken on a spring evening in 1950 that seem to show the impossible-we are not alone. A thirteen-year-old girl disappears the same evening, but returns thirty years later without aging a day. A dying detective on the hunt for the answers to one mystery falls afoul of a more profound mystery that calls into question all of human history and the science on which the universe is based. McMinnville is the story of one man's coming to terms with his mortality and the inconceivable, whil... more
by Madonna de la NocheI’ve been bit. I was a little Mexican girl and now I'm a cosmopolitan, Manhattanite vampire. A naïve little girl became a brutal vampire but now that little girl haunts me. I’ve written other vampire books, but this is the first truthful one. My previous books made lots of money, lying about what we are, what we do. But I’ve become ashamed of the lies. I'm writing something truthful. That’s why I went back to learn about my human self before the bite. I wanted to write something with just... more
by Marc LaytonYou’re right to be scared of the dark… Professor Aldous Crane, paranormal expert and ghost hunter, knows all too well the things that lurk beyond the thin veil of our reality. Dark spirits hide just beyond our reach, waiting for their chance to strike – and when disturbed, vengeful ghosts will stop at nothing to exact their revenge on the living. In these five haunting and horrifying tales, you’ll delve into the darkest depths of the supernatural, discovering the shocking and macabre cases th... more
by David WaltonTHE PAST TURNS DEADLY in this sequel to the globe-spanning paleontology thriller Living Memory. Ancient genetic technology drives world politics as China and the US vie for the power contained in Thailand’s fossil deposits. Deep in an underground CIA facility, Samira studies an unprecedented find but fears her discoveries will be used as a weapon. Meanwhile, from the depths of the ocean, a killer organism surfaces that hasn’t been seen in two hundred and fifty million years. Will world powers sh... more