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  • The Meridiem, Cedric Book 2

    by C. A. Lear
    After Cedric is rescued from the clutches of Lord Domitian’s henchmen, he travels north with his sibling rescuers. Along the way Cedric suspects that the two brothers are not who they appear to be, and their sister Adina is even more mysterious. As he learns of their magical lineage and guardian pact, his feelings for Adina grow—until one night, she changes his life forever. Meanwhile, Lord Domitian’s woes are mounting. While grieving over the death of his beloved countess, his castle is seized ... more
  • The Hover, Cedric Book 1

    by C. A. Lear
    From very different worlds, sixteen-year-old Cedric of Flanders and twenty-two-year-old Pierce of England have no reason to cross paths—until one fateful day, a powerful countess commands Cedric to escort her to England in search of Pierce. Unbeknownst to the boy, the countess is a scheming vampire and Pierce is prophesied to be the next master of her clan. She stands to gain untold influence and power were she to turn Pierce into a vampire and control him. But turning him proves easier than con... more
  • Dusgadh: Essence of Life: The Awakening Series Book One

    by Margaret A. Daly

    The coldness starts in... It's not just any coldness. It's the kind that takes my breath away. It makes my body hairs stand at attention as the goose pimples form on my skin. A prickly sensation, like a million needles made of ice, all plunging into me at once, slowly depressing the frozen liquid they contain under the surface of my translucent membranes.This is the inexplicable feeling of another's presence.You can't see them, but I can.

    Ember Malloch has always felt li... more

  • The Nothing Within

    by Andy Giesler

    What unforgivable sin would you commit to save the world?

    In 2161, the first chimera arose. A year later, twelve billion people were dead. The few who survived called it the Reckoning.

    Generations later, their descendants hide within the walls of small, rustic villages, cowering from chimeras. They revere tradition. They fear innovation. They mistrust anything that’s different.

    Root couldn’t be more different.

    Curious and i... more

  • Synth #1: An Anthology of Dark SF

    by CM Muller

    SYNTH is a new anthology series of dark SF published quarterly, with each issue containing eight thought-provoking visions of the future . . . tales of utopia and dystopia, of inner and outer space; tales that are bleak, tales that are bold . . .

    ISSUE #1 includes original fiction by Dan Stintzi, Steve Toase, Virginie Sélavy, Charles Wilkinson, Farah Rose Smith, Jeffrey Thomas, Christopher K. Miller, and Joanna Koch. It is edited by CM M... more

  • The Mer Part II: Transformation

    by M. Culler
    The Mer series follows the story of a woman who had it all together, a career about to start, a loving family, a bright future, and a yearly vacation that was a wonderful tradition. When tragedy strikes during a morning swim, she has the choice to enter eternity, going to an unknown resting place- or to throw away mortality and join a mythical race called the Mer. Once the choice is made, she discovers a beautiful place with hidden dangers, kind people, some of whom have deadly secrets. This i... more
  • More Fables and Fantasies

    by Dale T. Phillips
    In these five tales you'll read serious stories about dragons, swords, castles, people on quests, demons, witches, and also fairy-tale characters acting out in fun. So there's a little something for everyone. These are lands where the people may be like us, but the landscape is of the fantasy realms, and anything can happen. You may change upon this journey, like the characters themselves.
  • Fables and Fantasies

    by Dale T. Phillips
    This collection of five different tales gives some new takes on old stories. They are a mix of fear, fun, and fantastic elements. Some of these stories are humorous, some are scary, some end well, some badly, and some have mixed blessings for those involved. Kind of like life. Fable and fantasy blend to make a journey into other lands and times and magics. It's like following a familiar road, only to discover a new, unusual side path that takes you to an alternate destination. Here are new world... more
  • Strange Tales

    by Dale T. Phillips
    Here are five tales of people going off the beaten track of reality to experience something completely new and unworldly. Stories of individuals in pain who ride a rollercoaster of odd happenings that show life in a different perspective. People running to something or away from something. A young traveler who encounters a modern marvel in an ancient ruin. A group of youngsters in a Lewis Carroll-like tale, where language and logic are stretched and reshaped into a tongue-twisting, whimsical adv... more
  • Apocalypse Tango

    by Dale T. Phillips
    How does the world end? Self-launched bombs, asteroid from space, rain of fire, alien invasion, or virus and pandemic? Maybe none of those. Maybe it's giant lobsters. Or zombies. Here are five different takes on the end of the world-- as we know it. Some methods are long, drawn-out affairs, others threaten us in the blink of an eye. Even if our take on Mayan calendars was all misinterpretation, there are plenty of other terrors that we could fall prey to. Here are stories to make you think, and ... more
  • Halls of Horror

    by Dale T. Phillips
    This collection of ten tales of horror involves monsters, mayhem, and murder: everything from war to everyday homicide, to otherworldly terrors from hell dimensions. The horror may be internal or external, in your heart or in your cellar. Here are people making bad choices, and people reacting to terrible situations. These are stories to make you think, tremble, and shiver with fright-- and lock your doors at night-- even though it may not do any good... The author had Stephen King as a writi... more
  • Shadow of the Wendigo

    by Dale T. Phillips
    In the snowy Canadian wilderness, a terrifying legend springs to life, sparking a series of gruesome crimes. Government agent Sean Laporte is sent to investigate, and must contend with an obsessive, resourceful foe, a hostile environment, and an elusive search for the truth. He is soon pulled between worlds of myth and madness, a present haunted by the past, and a primitive world of mystery and power. In this book, the myths described by Joseph Campbell are crossed with a David Lynch-type wor... more
  • Hard Time: Books 1-6

    by Erec Stebbins

    A HARSH AND PUNISHING WORLD. Synths, Trunes, and the remnants of humanity battle each other and an unforgiving landscape. Survival is the meaning of life.

    "STEBBINS HAS A PENCHANT FOR THE UNEXPECTED, EVEN FOR THE GENRE" -Foreword Reviews, Daughter of Time trilogy

    The Complete Hard Time Series: A speculative fiction serial of adventure novellas. This omnibus contains all s... more

  • BLAnd

    by Michael Stephenson
    To become what you dream to be, the old you must DIE! Getting ahead takes sacrifice, commitment, and the ability to “integrate” into the company culture while abandoning your own culture. Alaminti Dranas has heard it all from her boss before. As one of only two black women in her office, even she’s starting to believe the one idea she has resisted. That idea? That the odds are stacked against blacks and other minorities, black women especially. This is no more evident to her than when the new... more
  • Retrospect

    by Bryan DeMinico

    A novus hit squad is chasing you, and they are getting closer...

    In the year 3421, human, novus, and alien races coexist through political strife perpetuated by daily United Planetary Congress interactions, the foundation of political theater.  An encrypted code, capable of crippling a newly developed artificial earth planet, is stolen from an atmospheric control outpost orbiting Atlas. 

    Agent Jonah, Galactic Interpol Society top-priority agent, must ... more

  • Things They Buried (A Thung Toh Jig Book 1)

    by Amanda K. King & Michael R. Swanson

    Under the dirty streets of Ismae's greatest port city, an old nightmare waits for Sylandair and Aliara, one that is stealing Dockhaven's children, one only they can end.

    When the pair escaped their owner and abuser years ago, they left him behind in a ball of blue flame, but as more children disappear near the city's desalinization plant, their suspicions turn to the predator they believed dead. Accompanied by their less-than-reliable puka scout Schmalch, they delve into the... more

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