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by Robert B Marcus JrWhat should you do if you find out your next-door neighbor is an alien? Richard Johnson, a college student, just spent his last dime on food, lost his wealthy girlfriend, and had his bike stolen. To add to his misery, he returns to his apartment where he runs into his strange neighbor. Convinced this bizarre man is more than he seems, Richard and his land lady's bulldog, Khan, sneak into his apartment where they find a timegate to the future. Along with his set theory teacher and her br... more
by John J SpearmanThe follow up to Pike's Passage, a Finalist in the 2021 BookLife Prize, and the third in the Sandy Pike series, Sandy rejoins the Alliance Navy as they look to recover planetary systems lost after their surrender to the Hegemony of United Worlds and the subsequent civil war in the hegemony. Alison Lynch recovers from her traumatic experience at the hands of the Graz Syndicate and finds herself in the middle of the hunt for an escaped psychopath.
by Charles DunnClaire's life on the farm didn't change much when the Martians conquered Earth, But when they kidnapped her favorite cow, the Martians went too far. Nothing will stop Claire from getting her pet back. She tries the police, the Mayor, even the Dairy Council, but they're powerless. Begging and threatening the Martians are no good. Battering rams, flame throwers, dynamite... Not for sale to the average 3rd Grader. Brokenhearted, he vows to make the Martians as miserable as she is. Claire leaves the... more
by James MacTavishA new empire is dawning in the United States of America as the sun sets on Britain. Lady Morgan Worthington - Morgan le Fay - begins the rise of a great nation through the Palladium, the birth of empires. Her six faithful White Dragon Knights seek to build on its success, but the ever-resilient Red Dragon, led by the bloodline of Sir Galahad and operating within the 'Secret Six', mobilise once more with the power of Excalibur to break the bloodshed. The wielder of the fabled King's Blade, the li... more
by Rebecca HenryAgent Van of the CIA is sent to an Australian underground military surveillance base called Pine Gap. Agent Van finds himself thrown in a conspiracy cover up of an ancient alien race known as species X. Agent Van falls in love with Annika, a mysterious and uncommon woman who displays unusual abilities, leading Van to question her own origin. Mystery and horror explode around Agent Van during a cave diving exhibition to search for a lost colleague referred to as Agent One. The only clue for Agent... more
by J. ClarkIn this modern Robin Hood retelling set in the American South, Robyn Carter can't stand her sister's boyfriend and for good reason. His mistreatment of her has Robyn’s patience wearing thin with each misstep. When her sister becomes impregnated, however, Robyn’s fight becomes more than just about her sister’s safety. She fights for her sister, other victims, and the less fortunate in her Black Southern community—vigilante style. Her Robin Hood days take her down a spiraling rabbit hole filled w... more
by Matty RobertsThe bonds of family go well beyond blood. But can those bonds hold when the blood itself carries a devastating secret? Fenlee’s opal necklace had always radiated a certain warmth since her mother’s death. But now, at sixteen, her world begins to unravel as the stone sparks to life, revealing itself to be an otherworldly artifact of untold power. Between her mechatronics studies at the academy and scavenging expeditions beneath the sprawling city of New Cascadia, Fenlee and her adopt... more
by Lisa Perskie Rodriguez“Surprises unfold in the predictable. . . . You can never fully foresee the foreseen.” Long ago, the four tribes of Aerizon lived as one people, but the time of unity has passed. Now, three of the tribes collectively called the Treedles inhabit the forest canopy. The fourth tribe, the Mergons, live on the ground and pose a constant threat to the Treedles. Laela is a young Treedle girl coming of age in the treetop realm of Aerizon. Her destiny, as yet unrevealed, will cast her in the role of cat... more
by Jo Allen AshSet on alien worlds, The Shadows We Make is the tale of Grace Irese, sixteen-year-old desert warrior with a chip on her shoulder and Duncan Oaks, a teenage boy fond of quoting his grandmother and also a member of the Grif-Drif, guild of con-artists. Remanded to an off-world juvenile facility for political prisoners they, along with their unlikely and unique companions from the prison, plot an escape in order to return to their war-torn world to save Duncan's sister.
by Ryan BerridgeSam lives in his father’s tavern with his mother and twin sister. His home is on an idyllic island in the middle of the ocean far from danger. Recently pirates have started using the island as a stop off point. On an excursion to the docks, against their father’s wishes, Sam and his sister encounter Junior, the son of the Captain of the Bone Rattler, and two of his henchmen. In saving his sister Sam is captured and taken aboard The Rattler. Sam must quickly learn to fit in aboard the ship to ... more
by Duane Poncy
Is Sweetland utopia or dystopia? Or something else?
In the minds of those left behind, the act of crossing over to Sweetland is, literally, no different than death. But is Sweetland really a new planet, ready to accept a humanity suffering from war, economic collapse, and environmental catastrophe-or is it another kind of escape entirely?
by Valeri StanoevichIt’s a collection of narrative short and flash tales. The short stories take place at different times (past, present, future) with different fantasy levels – from stories that are nearly real to phantasmagorias and New Gothic. The characters are also different: knights, anonymous people, dreamers, outsiders, crazy ones, technocrats, cockroaches, holders of secret knowledge. My idea is that all the horror is not outside of us but inside our mind and it is creeping from there.
by Oliver C. SenecaEvery school has a secret. After two beloved teachers pass away at St. Stephen’s Middle School, it’s up to Ian Evans & Michelle Thompson to fill their shoes. But their eager anticipation soon turns to terror. They are plagued with unexplainable nightmares and horrific visions: Students who aren’t really there; the school catching fire; scenes of their own deaths playing out before them. Uncovering what it all means could cost them their jobs, or their lives. With each other’s determi... more
by Marisa NoelleMATTHEW HAS ALWAYS PROTECTED LUNA’S SECRET. NOW HE MUST PROTECT HER LIFE. When his best friend Luna is found catatonic after a devastating house fire, Matthew begins to fall apart. “Take care of them, Matthew.” “Always.” “Protect my secret.” “Of course.” That’s the promise he made to her only three nights ago. A solemn vow to protect their large found family of humans and supernatural creatures alike. Fated to love her for the rest of his life, and unwilling to break his solemn ... more
by Krysten HarlowHe was born into a rare demon-hunting lineage... All his life, Max Damiano has trained with his family and waited for his arcane talent to awaken. On the morning of his fourteenth birthday, his wish is granted: he is a telekinetic. Now he can fully take part in the family’s Work of keeping the world safe from demons, remnants of a long-gone universe, the Qlippoth, whose very existence is inimical to our world’s reality. His first assignment? To investigate the disappearance of a dozen chil... more
by Tim Ruel
Writing in progress.