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  • The Darkest Midnight

    by R. A. Finley

    'TIS THE SEASON FOR REVENGE

    If asked, Thia McDaniel would say she has more than enough trouble.

    One: She is the new owner of Eclectica, the most popular gift store in Granite Springs. If the advent of the winter holidays isn’t the busiest shopping time of the year, she doesn’t want to know what is.

    Two: Not only is magic real, but thanks to the powers she unwittingly received from the Stone of Shadows, it is inside her—and until she learns control, she&... more

  • The Stone of Shadows

    by R. A. Finley

    TROUBLE COMES THIS DAY

    When Thia McDaniel's great aunt Lettie sends her a polished crystal sphere and tells her to protect it at all costs, naturally she has some concerns...about the elderly woman's sanity. What else is she to think? Lettie is convinced the innocuous stone holds an otherworldly power which dangerous people will stop at nothing to get.

    Unfortunately, Lettie is perfectly sane, and Thia finds herself caught up in a world beyond her imagining. A world of myth... more

  • The Forgotten Knight

    by Emilie DeRitter
    Sir Christopher of Calidore has had better days. He has no kingdom to defend, he is locked in a curse, and then he found himself swimming a moat and battling a wizard - all to rescue the most spoiled princess in Christendom. Now, he and his companion, a mysterious sorceress who was once advisor to his former liege, are escorting the opinionated princess home. Along the way, they are forced to battle evil and help those they find in need. With a little assistance from some strange friends dur... more
  • Maat-ka-re: Memoirs of a Time Traveler

    by W. J. Cherf
    V. B. Gregorieva, a Russian temporal field agent who secretly works for the Russian and American Academies of Science, tells all in her memoir, Maatkare, Memoirs of a Time Traveler. She, in concert with her American colleague, is tasked to preserve our present reality. First in ancient Egypt as Maatkare, they executed a dangerously psychotic alien hybrid posing as a pharaoh. Then, in Philadelphia as Lieutenant Valerie Gregg, they failed to rescue four lost seamen in 1942. Finally, as Veer “the B... more
  • Imhotep: The Fourth Manuscript of the Richards' Trust

    by W. J. Cherf
    During the early 1990s, an Austrian Egyptologist found a hidden doorway beneath the Step Pyramid Complex at Sakkara. Little did he realize that he had discovered not only one of the greatest archaeological discoveries of Egyptology, but also an alien artifact that was meant to be shared with all mankind. And Egyptologist and temporal field agent Joseph Richards knows who gave it to us. Then, in 2010, an Iranian agent catches wind of a conversation at an international congress that led him to co... more
  • Children of Ptah: The Third Manuscript of the Richards' Trust

    by W. J. Cherf
    Egyptologist Joseph Richards stumbled across something that simply set his mind ablaze. His hypothesis was so contrary that if it became public his banishment from the academic world would be assured. Simultaneously, highly classified evidence lent credence to Richard’s position, which ultimately allowed him and his partner Gregorieva to venture back farther in time than any had ever attempted before – all in search of a man named Ptah. Meanwhile, there are others who secretly covet the Soap... more
  • Recovery: The Second Manuscript of the Richards' Trust

    by W. J. Cherf
    An emergency distress call was sent from Earth in 1359 B.C. Eventually, in A.D. 321 it was received. Then, in 1994 an asteroid was detected on an inbound course from deep space. But it wasn’t an asteroid. True enough the word “recovery” is one pregnant with meaning. But in the end one must ask: who is recovering what from whom?
  • Any Time Now

    by Chris Butler
    Kate Chapman lives alone now, the life she expected to live cruelly snatched away from her. When a stranger crashes into her life she thinks perhaps she might start to live again. But the stranger is more than he seems. He is displaced in time, manipulating forces he believes he can control. He knows that he is falling in love with her. But Kate, and those she loves the most, are in danger. And time is running out.
  • Dark the Night Descending

    by Jennifer Bresnick
    Arran Swinn knows a thing or two about nightmares. After all, they killed his father. When the sun goes down, the Siheldi come out, and surviving the onslaught until daybreak can be little more than a gamble without the right protection. Thanks to a dash of luck, a little daring, and an heirloom from his father, Arran can provide protection these days – for the right fee. Guiding seagoing merchants along the haunted trade routes is easy money…right up until he takes on a secretive passenger ... more
  • The Dragon's Egg (Relics of Mysticus Book 3)

    by H.B. Bolton
    Sure, the glass castle floating over Evan’s head's a little unsettling, but that’s the least of his worries. With each step inside the Dungeon of Dreadful Dreams, he must battle against his own worst nightmares. One after the other, bull sharks and sea sirens come at him … he must remember they are only illusions pulled from his imagination by shadow-like hands. If only the vengeful dragon circling above were also an illusion and didn’t have his mind set on destroying the one person who can cont... more
  • The Trickster's Totem (Relics of Mysticus Book 2)

    by H.B. Bolton
    Life has returned to normal for fourteen-year-old Evan and his older sister, Claire. That is until Dunkle, a clever but stinky little imp, pays an unexpected visit to their school. He has come to take the siblings back to Sagaas, the mythical realm of the gods. Once again, a Relic from the ancient Mysticus Orb has fallen into the wrong hands. Only Evan and Claire, with their unique mystical abilities, can help find it. Through the power of the Trickster’s Totem, a coyote trickster has escaped.... more
  • The Serpent's Ring (Relics of Mysticus Book 1)

    by H.B. Bolton
    Evan and Claire Jones are typical teenagers, forced to go with their parents to yet another boring museum ... that is, until something extraordinary happens to make their day a little more than interesting. After following a strange little creature into a closed exhibit, Evan and his older sister, Claire, discover the Serpent’s Ring, one of the magical relics formed from the shattered Mysticus Orb. Purely by accident, they have awakened its powers and opened a portal to Sagaas, land of ancient g... more
  • Explaining Cthulhu to Grandma and Other Stories

    by Alex Shvartsman

    40 short stories by Alex Shvartsman
    Winner of the 2014 WSFA Small Press Award for Short Fiction.

    * An elder god trapped in a pocket dimension turns up in the world's oldest magic pawn shop.
    * A cybernetically-enhanced assassin who can't feel pain faces a dangerous adversary.
    * A computer hacker and a mystic team up to break into the Book of Fate and change their futures.
    * Vatican investigators are called to examine a miracle on another planet.

    ... more

  • The Symbionts of Murkor

    by Gary Tarulli
    The animosity between Earth’s superpowers breached every boundary. And so, five thousand light years away, on a meteor-fractured planet with a hellish environment, Unión Latino and Coalition established opposing bases—and continued their unrelenting distrust and dislike of each other. At great sacrifice on the inhospitable planet Murkor, Coalition created Zenith, an opulent mining facility where a lucrative mineral is processed. That is, until an unexpected obstacle suddenly shut down operati... more
  • The Tale of Nottingswood

    by J. R. Young

    (A novelette in verse.)  

    Somewhere between the twisted worlds of Tim Burton and the bouncing meters of Dr. Seuss, you'll find the upside-down town of Nottingswood.

    Having cast out the majestic Guardian who was once their protector, Nottingswood built the Great Wall to block out the sun. Now, holed up in their houses, Nottingsfolk are content to let their town decay into a colorless wasteland.

    Until one day...

    A curious cry from the center of town catches the ... more

  • The Immortality Game

    by Ted Cross
    Moscow, 2138. With the world only beginning to recover from the complete societal collapse of the late 21st Century, Zoya scrapes by prepping corpses for funerals and dreams of saving enough money to have a child. When her brother forces her to bring him a mysterious package, she witnesses his murder and finds herself on the run from ruthless mobsters. Frantically trying to stay alive and save her loved ones, Zoya opens the package and discovers two unusual data cards, one that allows her to fig... more

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