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by C. A. PackOh, no! Johanna Charette and Jackson Roth have allowed a sneaky shapeshifter to slip right through their fingers. The good news is that he’s now trapped between the layers of time and space with their Terrorian nemesis, Nero 51. The bad news is the Terrorian wants to control all the Libraries of Illumination, while the shapeshifter wants to control everything else. Who knows how long the Illumini system will remain safe? It’s taking a toll on Johanna and Jackson, who are smack in the center of e... more
by Terri SquiresWhen her friend is picked on, thirteen-year-old Marin thinks nothing of standing up to a bully who outweighs her by fifty pounds. Her twin brother Josh has ADHD and can’t resist a dare. During a family beach outing, Josh is goaded into racing against one of his swim team members. But when a riptide ensnares him and starts to sweep him out to sea, he panics and begins to drown. In a frantic effort to help her brother, Marin dives under, but a dolphin saves him instead! With the help of the in... more
by Tania GiguereAldo is an old and wise dragon that came to nest upon a rock overlooking a small village. Aldo being of great kindness sees the need of the villagers and their children. So Aldo begins caring for them and teaching the men how to become more excellent hunters. For when the cold wind sets in food will be plenty and their families will not go hungry. Aldo also teaches the women of the village how to grow their gardens in all types of weather and how to love the seed and mother earth. The childre... more
by David PatneaudeIn this compilation of ten stories—some completely new, some mined from an earlier collection and newly told—David Patneaude explores the in-between, the spaces and places and people and remnants of people that we instinctively know (and sometimes fear) are there. Somewhere. Not far away. A predawn shadow moving through a fallow field. The chill of bigotry in a human heart. A clown whose mission transcends laughter. Two damaged individuals coming together to create something beyond whole, somet... more
by P.A. WikoffTalia is a mysterious woman with a complicated past. She is a fighter who keeps her thoughts and feelings well guarded. While fulfilling her destiny, she meets Hark—a man whom she is inexplicably drawn to. Little does she know, her life will play out before his eyes during the very moment he intends to destroy her. Hark develops a deeper understanding of Talia's past as her secrets are revealed to him. Will Hark choose his feelings over the fate of the world, or is it much too late? In this p... more
by Tom FallwellThe Ranger Baric travels toward a destiny revealed to him in a dream. It all begins with but a whisper. His journey takes him across the Lands of Hir and into other realms as he battles to save his world and the soul of the woman he loves, and discovers ancient secrets about the world in which he lives.
by Tom FallwellThe Rangers continue to seek a way to destroy the horrific dragon Doomrage, and Baric begins a quest to search for an artifact from a previous era that might help them end Doomrage's threat. Meanwhile, war is coming to Hir, as the demonic Manenase gather their armies to conquer all of Hir.
by Tom Fallwell
While the Rangers struggle to find a way to stop the attacks by the dragon Doomrage upon the people of Hir, a secret dragon cult begins a campaign of terror and choas throughtout the land. The Rangers discover the deepest of betrayals from within, and Baric must travel to The World Between Worlds in an attempt to save the soul of Whisper and stop the deadly Doomrage.
by J. A. CaselbergDeep beneath the temple, young Tarith makes a discovery, one that will take her on a journey of learning and danger. The Dreaming God is waking, and it is only Tarith who holds the balance of power within her hands. Tarith's journey will take her across vast lands and numerous encounters to try to restore the balance of power that keeps the world safe.
by Brett ArmstrongIn A.D. 2039, a prodigious seventeen year old, Elliott, is assigned to work on a global software initiative his deceased grandfather helped found. Project Alexandria is intended to provide the entire world secure and equal access to all accumulated human knowledge. All forms of print are destroyed in good faith, to ensure everyone has equal footing, and Elliott knows he must soon part with his final treasure: a book of Shakespeare’s complete works gifted him by his grandfather. Before it is ... more
by Mallory McCartneyThe end of an Empire, The rise of a Queen Emory Fae enjoys leading a quiet, normal life. That is until two mysterious, and handsome soldiers show up at her apartment, and the life she knew is instantly whisked away. Memphis Carter and Brokk Foster come from the magical and war ridden world of Kiero, and upon Emory's arrival she will discover she is the long lost heir to the Royal Line and is thrown into the Black Dawn Rebellion with a dynamic role to ignite the rebels and reclaim her throne. ... more
by C.R. Fladmark
Family expectations. Japanese girl-warriors. Alternate worlds. Shape-shifting lizard-men. Epic sword fights. It’s all a day in the life of Junya Thompson.
It’s been months since sixteen-year-old Junya survived his savage battle with the Evil Ones, but now he’s back in San Francisco he's still feeling the effects. His limp is slow to heal, his shoulder aches from the bite that should have killed him, and black poison lingers in his blood, tainting ... more
by Anjenique Hughes"I used to think I knew all the answers; now I no longer even know the questions" -Goro Under the totalitarian reign of the 23rd century's world government-the Sovereign Regime-control is made possible by the identity chip implanted in every human being, recording everything that is seen, done, and experienced. No more bank accounts. No more smart phones. No more secrets. When Goro inadvertently overhears an exchange of sensitive information, causing him to confront the truth about his ... more
by Peter Gulgowski
Aneta Industries is the creator of the Network — a smart-learning operating system that runs the updates for humans who have bought upgrades for their bodies. But when a computer virus shuts down the Network, all those with an upgrade also shut down. For days, those without try to figure out what happened. Then, the Network returns.
But things aren’t as they seem. It is quickly learned that the Network has programmed its users to begin the extermination of the human race.... more
by Peter Gulgowski
For a century, the town of Rosecrest has been surrounded by walls that are not of human origins. Entrance and exit points to the outside world are heavily guarded by military soldiers who are fully prepared to use lethal force upon anyone who tries to learn the truth of what lies beyond.
Then, one day, seventeen-year-old Blaze Davies finds another exit point.
by Carolee Russell“A Wish for Algie” is about a fish named Algie who seemingly has a perfect life but believes he would be much happier as a bird. His wish is fulfilled, but the consequences of trying to adapting to such a different life makes Algie realize he has made a mistake in leaving the good life he had as a fish and now he regrets having wished at all. With the guidance of a wise owl who befriended him, Algie regains his life as a fish with greater appreciation of that life. I have also created the i... more