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by Lyman DitsonDesert Angels is a thought-provoking adventure that takes place in the New Mexico desert. It is about a man and his dog who encounter unique characters and situations. The style is in the vein of The Little Prince.
by J.D. MitchellHaskell wants to be a legend, loved by all and rich beyond measure. A hero like his grandfather, who broke the orcish hordes. But the old world is gone, its remnants left to rot in the borderlands far away. Froba wants to be free from hunger and privation; free from a brutal master forcing her to steal from men and women vainly chasing glory. She knows what they don't: that the deck is stacked against them, and there are no heroes left in the world. To survive, Haskell must forget tales o... more
by Morgan SmithAn unnamed and mutilated corpse in a windswept field. Some street kids gone missing. Vampires and hellhounds appearing where they should not be, and a woman whose witchcraft has gone out of control. Someone is trying to destroy all of Elfhame, and is using the Human world to do it. One young Fae girl is determined to stop them.
by Isaac ThorneIn the twilight of March 21, 1955, eight people take cover in their local general store while a thundering torrent and flash flooding threatens life and livelihood alike. None of the eight are everything they claim to be. But only one of them hungers for human souls, flesh, and blood. An overflowing waterway destroys their only path of escape. The tiny band of survivors is forced to confront themselves and each other when a peculiar stranger with a famous face tries to pick them off one by on... more
by frank mcmanus
Frankly Savannah is a marvelous romp through space, time, and oddball characters. The story centers around a Father/Daughter satellite repair company, a job they take investigating a gold coin, and a lost WWI pilot who discovers a time portal. The US Government dissolves; the Earth shifts on its access; an AI known as Elon Musk wants to create a race of super Tesla bots, and Amazon Alexa runs us all. Mix all that with a touch of female domination, quirky characters, unique restaurants... more
by K.N. Salustro
Nate is a magic user with a very bleak future. His magic is not strong enough to adequately serve the Solkyrian Empire, and he is cast aside. When he's picked up by a pirate captain with a special interest in his magic, he thinks that he may have found a way to prove himself to the empire after all. The captain wants Nate's help tracking something dangerous over the open ocean, however, and Nate needs to survive his new life long enough to return home. But as Nate learns how to live a... more
by Ann Greyson
Gillian and Lance Wincoff travel from Watchung, New Jersey to spend a week in a cabin in East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, an idyllic setting in the Poconos. It’s the perfect vacation with their 12-year-old daughter, Abby, an avid birdwatcher. When Abby suddenly disappears from the cabin, Monroe County Sheriff Andy Kirkman and his team of deputies begin the search.
There are no signs of Abby, the facts in this case are hard to find. With the election approaching,... more
by Ian ButnerGreed, monotony, and self-preservation was the life Ben lived. His life was consumed with money and moving up the corporate ladder. One day, however, he learns the true meaning of life after waking up in a foreign location. After a short time there, he realizes that everything there is trying to hunt him. Even worse... The greatest threat to mankind exists in this world- man itself.
by Deek RhewShai was born to die. Genetically designed to recall everything in perfect detail, Shai’s sole purpose is to gather new memories for the AI that has ruled the Earth since the fall of civilization. Though, unlike her friends who’d been bred to remember passion, exhilaration, or love, her unfortunate specialty is near-death feats of terror. And every day, as she's being forced to jump off the world’s largest towers and drive trucks over cliffs, she's also secretly plotting the demise of the AI ... more
by Loren RhoadsThere’s something magical about that sense of terror that grips you in the middle of sleep, when your heart pounds, you can’t catch your breath, and you know the monster is seconds away from grabbing you. While this anthology occasionally records the odd hallucination or vision from beyond, you’ll find no dream sequences here. These nine stories are designed to induce nightmares. In “La Japonesa” by Lisa Morton, a college professor chasing tenure comes face to face with something with sharp c... more
by Omara WilliamsIt is the end of the twenty-first century. Droughts and floods have left Earth on the brink of collapse, with limited resources and habitable land. Erin Lobart, a bright young student living on the remote island of Tinian with her adoptive parents, is partnering with rescue teams to deliver food and medicine that is barely keeping civilisation afloat. On her sixteenth birthday, Erin and her best friend, Sam, make a startling discovery.
by AJ Pagan IVWithin a four foot stainless steel cube, a bodiless brain is awake, thinking, computing, knowing. Brian was created by genetic engineer Dr. Ellie Parsons, and neuroscientist Tom Marshall, at biotechnology company Dipol Inc., in San Diego, CA. Ethical questions abound as they hide Brian's true identity from him and the world around. To Brian, he's merely artificial intelligence, tasked with creating even more intelligent systems. To Ellie and her company, he's a means to an end, to create true ar... more
by Lee J. KellerIn 2142, a new movement promises freedom and inclusion to humans and machines. The sweeping persecution of its followers by governments will lead to the unraveling of a worldwide system of surveillance and control. Who is responsible? Is it an AI, terrorist group, or spiritual movement? As the leader of the new movement is about to be revealed, groups of followers, pursuing authorities, and kindred robots converge in one place. When the leader identifies herself as a woman, at a time when human ... more
by Mark HavilandYoung man wizard meets girl wizard, and they fall in love. The young man, Ben Troon, is required to go far away to continue his studies. He then finds he has lost his girl, and becomes distraught. His mentor, wizard and bookseller Ailsa Bleakwill, takes him to see the Archmage, Caerlugh, who introduces him to the mysterious Motria, and sends the pair of them on a mission to tour his whole world of Anoone and write about what he sees in a journal, the Book.
by Cass KayComing from a long line of murderous witches hasn’t exactly been sunshine and rainbows for Vianna Roots. When she inherits the family’s haunted house after her mother dies, she decides flipping the rundown dump is her smartest move—but the ghosts that haunt her have a different plan. When Vianna finds the ghost of her childhood friend Nancy, she’s drawn into the mystery surrounding her friend’s death. Her meddling attracts the attention of the oldest coven in Salem. In order to get her out of... more
by Vera NazarianPrince, soldier, hero of Atlantis. Haunted by death and the blue eyes of a stranger. Faced with an impossible choice. Love or Duty. Aeson Kassiopei, Imperial Crown Prince, survived his fiery death at Ae-Leiterra, saved the Fleet, and became the man we know today. Filled with alien knowledge he cannot understand and prescient memories of the blue-eyed girl who would change his life and save everything, he must make the most important decision of his life. Aeson has lived and died doing w... more