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by Angel Brynner“Within your children lay my judgment against you.” Even in specially crafted hells there can be respite…asylums crammed full of\tAWOLs [Adaptives, Awares, Latents], POWs and Moles struggling with the dawning reality that things that happened “to” you can also end “through” you. You may be broken and buried underground but you are freed by a dawning truth: The new, numbed out normal\texists in no light. How do you fight what is designed to blank while it baby-sits? Eradicate the virus v... more
by Angel Brynner
Artyo Jaymes is one of them.
In the near future, one of the walking wounded (the so-called ‘survivors’ of a 21st century media induced child abuse epidemic that cannibalized her generation) that barely escaped familial madness is dragged back home to settle the score once and for all, come hell or supernatural high water.
When an established order prospers due to things done to its weakest
in the dark, getting away will not be enough.
Time for the Override.<... more
by Emma ShelfordSea monsters have no place in modern science. Try telling them that. Corrie loves being a marine biologist, even if research money is a constant struggle. But studying sea anemones isn’t as ground-breaking as the mermaid she saw. She can’t tell anyone—one slip of her overactive tongue, and Corrie’s career would tank faster than a submarine. When mysterious free diver Zeballos offers her his ship to collect samples, cash-strapped Corrie eagerly sets sail. A bizarre fish jumps over the bow, ... more
by Jay S. WillisThree thousand years of tradition torn asunder. When the truth comes out, will a hero emerge to pick up the pieces? Dashira Eisenheart takes ultimate comfort in her community. So she’s thrilled when her brother ascends to the coveted order chosen to protect the world from safely sealed-away, millennia-old, dangerous magic. But her faith in her beloved parents’ loyalty cracks after she spies her mother sneaking about town to meet with the enemy. Striving to stay focused on her own academic ... more
by Cory WilcoxJake Hemlock was bounced out of the Bureau of Investigations on Earth so hard he ended up in orbit. Now aboard space station Orbital 4 he makes his living as a private investigator finding lost things and helping those who have nowhere else to turn. A beautiful woman hired Jake and his side kick Maud a centuries old digital construct to find her little sister, an easy case. But before he knows it Jake is in trouble with the mob, the cops and is chasing down the bad guys through the guts of ... more
by Eric P. CaillibotMasc Blackheart, a bloodthirsty warlord, invades Kiynan. The only person standing in his way is Hendrik Stoneworth, a young naïve King. Will he be shrewd enough to repel the attack and save his kingdom? Meanwhile Daimin the Mauve, an ancient Conjurer, escapes from his imprisonment in the spirit world. He raises an army with the intention of taking revenge and conquering the people of Ornland. In a desperate bid to defeat their enemy, the magic Houses of Ornland seek help from their alienat... more
by Philinna WoodAvalan is a hunter in a cage. In the village of Hydrus, a fastness secluded from the Stone Lands, Avalan was born. He swam its warm waters, hunted through its blackwood forest, played the goat games on its white shore. Now, he watches the chief erect a mighty palisade to keep his tribe contained, forbid the magic of the birthstones, exile his childhood friend, and punish the tribe of Hydrus for daring to love, hope, dream … As the chief’s madness grows, so does Avalan’s longing to lead the... more
by C. L. KagmiWe all evolve. Our abilities, our bodies, and our opinions change. For the people in these stories, some changes are more radical than others. Would you end one life to make way for another? Would you leave the world you know for one more beautiful and dangerous? If you could give humans immortality—and the dangerous powers that go with it—would you? This collection of six stories spans three fictional universes whose citizens have solved the problem of mortality in different ways. ... more
by Dustin HollowayKrista Kinsley is a girl genius. Abused by her family. Subjected to experimental surgery. Locked up for defending herself. The computer implanted in her mind is starting to malfunction, and Krista discovers that she has frightening abilities that make her a danger to herself and to the people trying to exploit her. Can she control her own mind before it destroys her? Girl Malfunctioned is a stunning techno and medical thriller that weaves together the latest advancements in artificial in... more
by N. C. Scrimgeour
A dying planet. A desperate mission. A crew facing impossible odds.
Humanity’s last hope lies with them…
Time is running out for the people of New Pallas. Nobody knows that better than Alvera Renata, a tenacious captain determined to scout past the stars with nothing but a handpicked crew and the promise she made: to find a new home for humanity.
But between navigating the treacherous chasm of dark space and first contact politics with a galacti... more
by Carmenn Alexander King Kocznur
Part I - Science-Fiction A lonely space miner with the antidote for a plague sweeping the galaxy must reach the last outpost-world before humanity becomes extinct. An alien creature experiences a terrifying vision of impending doom for her species. The cosmos sing a collective lament for a weeping star. Part II - Speculative A newly engaged couple are horrified to learn nuclear war is on the horizon. Two outlaws and a talking coyote encounter a mysterious stranger in tatters. A boy runs ... more
by Kyle NolandIt’s the summer of 3129, one thousand years after meteors destroyed most of life on Earth. The city of Akhet endures in the barren desert landscape of what remains. Ethos, an artist living in poverty within the gilded city, renders commission work for the families of missing girls. When his best friend reveals she and the vanishing citizens are all witches, they discover the horrifying link between the disappearances and a godlike elite named Ra. Their investigation abruptly ends in the tragic d... more
by Fred YuThe Orchid Farmer’s Sacrifice is a plot driven Asian fantasy, Martial Arts epic, taking place in ancient China, about Feng, a spoiled son of a general still realizing his own military genius, suddenly hunted by the entire world because of a symbol on his body, known as the Red Crest. Feng is chased from his home, his sister is abducted, his friends are slaughtered, and there’s a huge reward out there for his head. Feng learns that civil war is imminent in Ancient China. The enemy, only known as... more
by T.R. TothHow many times do we drive through small towns? We pass through, stay a few nights at a hotel, eat at a restaurant, or visit a local tourist destination. We take them at face value because we want to find the next small town that is a true hidden gem. Their beautiful lampposts and perfectly potted flowers don't give a true picture the residents either want to keep quiet or don't know themselves. After all, we are just guests. However, we trust these towns to be safe and enjoyable. We trust the p... more
by Whitney HillBook 1 of Otherside Heat, the paranormal romance spin-off to the Shadows of Otherside series. Sparks fly when the hunter becomes the hunted. Half-elven bounty hunter Lya Desmarais is living in exile in North Carolina after getting into trouble back home. When her boss makes it clear he's got a target on her back, she seeks dangerous allies to regain control of her future. Vampire vagabond Cade is running from his past and thirsty for more powerful blood than mundanes can offer. Most of Others... more
by Daniel P. DouglasIn Resurgence, while on a mission of discovery about an extinct reptilian alien species at the fringe of human existence, Second Lieutenant Jerod Eastaway confronts his inexperience and insecurities when he battles a horrible foe with traumatic ties to his family and childhood. On a deadly collision course with destiny, Eastaway struggles to survive and prevent evil’s power and strength from advancing against humanity.