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A clandestine society, financed by a billionaire, has created a new infectious virus capable of inserting genes which determine the way individuals feel about sex. The FBI and CDC have been targeted first, in hopes that infected personnel will hamper any investigation. The virus spreads rapidly, but its effects are not noticed by individuals to begin with?and when discovered, the change in sexual attitudes is not recognized as something induced into the body from an outside source. When an FBI investigator finally does suspect that something unusual is going on, the Center for Disease Control is contacted and brought into the investigation. It is quickly discovered that indeed a virus capable of changing sexual attitudes is spreading over the world. While the FBI and CDC are racing to discover the originators of the virus and to create a cure or vaccine, the investigation is hampered by the fact that the agents themselves are becoming infected. The men and women trying desperately to stop the sex virus have to cope with their own changed attitudes and hope the virus can be stopped before society is irrevocably changed. And it may already be too late.
There was always something different about Sun Song Shia, but like most little girls she just wanted to be loved. Strangely, it wasn't until the Chinese government stuck her in a research facility did she find the love and acceptance she craved. Song Shia returned to her parents only to be met with wariness and even fear. She craved her Baba's love most of all, but that love came at a terrible price.

Song Shia fled China all the way to the Safe Zone city of Chicago. Even there she was monitored and strictly regulated by the government. Despite it all, Song Shia fell in love with a museum curator named Alex. Right from the beginning Song Shia warned Alex to "Run like hell!" Alex did not run. As their romance developed, Song Shia reluctantly brought Alex further into her world. Then their life together exploded when a devastating secret was exposed: a secret Song Shia kept not only from the world, but from herself.
Outpost Earth proposes an alternate reality where man descends from an alien culture shipwrecked on Earth after greed, lust, and love sabotage their mission.

Close friends since birth, Dana and Rucker have grown up aboard the Pangaean space transport Hyperion. While Rucker is sexually attracted to Dana, she refuses to become another of his one-night stands. Rucker's sexual frustration is further aggravated by Gay, an exotic beauty he encounters while marooned on ancient Earth. Rucker truly loves both women but knows he must make choice, if he can keep them both alive.
At the brink of an impending dark age, 15-year-old Allison Taylor escapes Earth on a colony ship to the stars. But a catastrophic quark drive failure forces a desperate, near-light-speed return a millennium into Earth's future. Allison is surprised to find humanity in a "New Renaissance" and to see the Great Geostationary Towers her father engineered still stretching majestically from ground to high orbit, now housing Earth's billions.

When Allison learns the "New Renaissance" is a mere façade, she struggles against crushing odds to reunite with her fellow colonists. Finally gaining the opportunity to flee again, she realizes her special knowledge of the Towers may empower her to break the Tower Administrators' tyranny—but at the cost of her means of escape. Allison is torn. Will fulfilling her father's dream be worth abandoning her chance to finally reach the stars?
Would you like to live for 300 years? The benevolent global government of LIV can help. With the miracle of Extender Technology, you can be a fit, healthy, sexy specimen for centuries.

All that's required is a bit of genetic engineering, a daily dose of True Age Bromide and complete loyalty to a new world order.

In this new society, concepts such as marriage, work and the meaning of life have been retooled for the billions of people fighting for their place on the planet. The search for fulfillment in an era when life goes on and on −even as resources dwindle −can be daunting.

While most people decide to become Extenders and embrace the chance to live for centuries, there is a growing resistance. A faction known as Choosers keeps to the old ways and rejects unnatural longevity of the government’s Life Intensive Venture. A rebellion brews and soon explodes into a war that asks you to decide what matters most - living long or living well?

There is no easy answer.
For Hollywood stunt girl Juniper Warren, the dangers of running a motor bike off a sheer cliff are nothing compared to the sheer terror of being forced out of a vintage airplane without a parachute. Juniper has to use the witching powers bequeathed by her grandmother if she is to survive. And once she does, she will find herself face to face with her evil black widow spider Aunt Regina who will do anything to destroy her.
RESTLESS SHADES takes us through ten different tales of lurking horror at its finest. The scarefest begins from the start of the book and doesn?t let the reader off the rollercoaster ride of shrills and thrills until the final page. If you?re looking for a feeling of dreadful enchantment, Paul Melniczek’s book RESTLESS SHADES can satisfy an appetite for horror. His tales are beyond what the generation X?rs are raised on - the typical slasher and gashers... RESTLESS SHADES is sure to send those chills down your back and send horror connoisseurs into a heart-thumping of fun!

Zsuzannah’s Bedroom is composed of four stories that take place in the past (approximately 1150 AD), the not too distant past, the present and a little in the future. Within these stories you will find icons and archetypes that you are familiar with. In all stories you will find HUMOR. The reason being... "Sex is funny" ...
Melody Chalis survives each vampiric night by feeding off of the blood of her lovers until one night when she is confronted by Eric, the elder vampire. She can either join him, or face a horrible death by the sun

The Adventures of Biff and Buff: Quite Possibly the Two Smartest Dogs in the World THE ADVENTURES OF BIFF AND BUFF is a collection of short stories about two Golden Retrievers, their family, and their friends, and the everyday events that become adventures for children and their parents to enjoy. Besides having the ability to speak, as have all animals, Biff and Buff bring to every experience the exuberance and enthusiasm associated with dogs. They also have academic sophistication, artistic and pragmatic talents, as well as compassionate, understanding, and helpful natures. Biff and Buff complete a family. Mom and Dad and their girls, Garrett and Raine, constitute the core cast of characters. In this collection, the IRS, Billy Ray Cyrus, and Ray (a not-so-good-humored ice cream man) develop a special relationship with Biff and Buff. The reader is also introduced to Boom, Toady, Piddle and Puddle, who are best friends and who appear in other stories. Of those who make things happen, watch things happen, or wonder what just happened, Biff and Buff certainly make things happen. Whether it's helping a little girl in a learning center understand subtraction, or ensuring their friends' safety at night, Biff and Buff rise to the challenge with inventiveness, imagination, and ?magic.'

I, Robert Winstead, was brought here by someone I did not know for some purpose I had yet to discover. But I also knew that only by fulfilling that purpose would I be allowed to leave...assuming I survived the journey. Somewhere among the hallways and denizens of this haunted environment I would find the answer. I had to.
Collected herein are the stories of another character created by Pat Welch that will please those of us who still miss the Grey Mouser stories of Fritz Leiber and the Retief stories of Keith Laumer. Brendell is a member of the Thieves Guild and these are his adventures as he tries to gain his Journeyman status. On this world there are thieves but they have a code of honor and only steal when under contract and have a set of rules to live by. In these stories, Brendall must obey the rules but he will bend them as much as possible in order to do the right thing by his own instincts. There is plenty of magic, twists, double-crosses, dragons, demons, and delightful reading and if you are a fan of well written light fantasy with a well drawn lead character, this is one of the best ones to come along in a while.
DREAM REALM AWARD WINNER 2001 Does anyone truly know how they would behave if they were forced to choose between their duty or their life? Are heroes born, or are they made? In RUSH TO GLORY, Robert L. Hecker weaves an intriguing story of two brothers--fliers in the bloody skies over Europe--who bear each other no love and who were cetainly no heroes. Filled with vivid detail, peopled with rich, concrete characters and spiced with an intriguing love triangle, RUSH TO GLORY keeps the action constant and the tension high. One reviewer said, "If I were ever to consider authoring a novel about World War II, this is the one I would like to have written." This World War II epic is reminiscent of Band of Brothers, but centers around the B-17 fighter squad.
At the current temperature of seventy degrees, I figure my shelf-life is about half a day.

Being a zombie certainly has its complications, but Paris is determined to survive.

An old-fashioned remedy might hold the secret to her longevity. If only she can stay alive long enough to test it out...
An evil ‘Entity’ has taken refuge in the core of our planet, A complex plan has been devised to entice it out of its lair. It has to emerge in the end, as the Earth’s core is not hot enough to allow it to recover its strength; it needs to be inside a star. Because of the presence of the Entity, the creatures that live on the Earth are liable to be corrupted and manipulated to bring about the escape. Beings from other parts of the galaxy have been watching Earth for untold ages, occasionally taking a message of hope down to the Babil, as they are known. The latest Messenger is called ‘Dove’. On earth she is a pop singer. In the monitoring station orbiting Jupiter she was known as Glindra. Her son Anbethan does not know that his mother is a Messenger.
Every kid has parents who embarrass them on occasion, but Gabrielle Jordan has more to complain about than most. Her mother, paleontologist Professor Julia Jordan, has dragged her around the world for most of her sixteen years searching for proof of her bizarre—and embarrassing—theory, that creatures of myth and legend existed 50,000 years ago during the last ice age. As for Gabrielle’s father, Russell Anderson, well, he’s in an asylum for the criminally insane, claiming to be possessed by a demon named Abaddon, which turned him from a mild-mannered scientist into a serial killer.
Morgan D’Arcy is a classical pianist, an English lord and a vampire. He has everything except what he desires most—Isabeau. When she was a child, he appeared to her as the Angel Gabriel, influencing her life and career choice, preparing her to become Lady D’Arcy. Many forces oppose Morgan’s daring plan—not the least of which is Vampyre law. A vampire must not sire a child on a mortal.
Hazardous voyages, desperate battle on land and sea, human sacrifice and arrest by ruthless Amazons confront Hero and Aito in their quest to save the people of Crete from starvation and ruin. Amazon Grain finds them in peril, and only courage and determination will ensure that they achieve their aim. They must also evade the clutches of their deadly enemies in the sinister and unforgiving tin syndicate who relentlessly pursue them to suppress the knowledge they have gained.
When the Williard brothers get going, any resemblance to a real war is purely coincidental! Sgt. James Williard uses his position as the hauncho of a medical dispensary in Vietnam as a base, while he and his crazy medics turn the war zone into a party zone. Williard's two brothers, Jerry, a naval ensign and Jason (Jumpin' Jase) the Marine fighter pilot who regualrly loses 15 million dollar planes join the fun and then it is like no war ever recorded. Wilder than M*A*S*H, a hilarious romp.
After the war the zany Williard brothers and their paramours go looking for adventure and find all they can handle when they decide to see if there really is a dinosur still living deep in the Congo. Flying a beatup old seaplane, the brothers are shot up, shot down, chased by the Mafia for carrying drug money they don?t know they have, captured by pygmies and forced to undergo the dread palm wine drinking contest, where failure means being fed to Mokele Mbembe--and if they survive all this, the Godfather is waiting back in New York to feed them to his pet shark.
The Williard brothers are tired of the sedentary life. When one of them falls heir to proof of Bigfoot--or possibly an alien--various government agencies began chasing them and their girlfriends, hoping to recover alien technology, if that’s what it is. Deep in the wildest Part part of The Brooks Moutain Range in Alaska, the chase comes to a head, with the CIA, Russians, NSA and Mafia all vying with the Williard brothers and an Eskimo girl to win the prize.
It started with a corpse sitting in Jim's office chair...
Who's Waldo? Jim sat across from the dead man, an unfired gun in his hand. "Who the hell are you, Waldo?" he said in the angry tone that helped keep the fear bottled up. "How did you get in here? What are you doing at my desk?" Sitting in the chair opposite the body, he stretched out one leg in deference to the dress sword at his side. The weapon's scarlet tassel clashed with the burgundy fabric of the chair, as did the red plume in his hat. "What the hell happened to you, man?" The corpse didn't answer, its arms stretched out wide on either side, staring at the ceiling.
In these five stories you will meet Keith Richardson, a former Police Officer turned Private Investigator. He changed professions abruptly after his partner and best friend was shot in the line of duty. He blames himself. You will learn about his strengths and weaknesses. You may forgive him, although he can not forgive himself. You will pity him. These short stories feature Private Detective Keith Richardson, who has one adventure after another and somewhere in the whole mess gets involved with the government. Crystal Blue Keith discovers something he did not expect while investigating a girl's missing identity. Spring Break See what happens when a Private Investigator goes on vacation. The Governor Keith is hired as bodyguard for the Governor. The Eagle Was a Sitting Duck A murder in a nearby building leads Keith on a merry chase. Ruby Just when you thought Keith was clear of the government, they come back.
"The Wrong Places" is a comedy of manners masquerading as a mystery.

Marcel Maki (Marc) is a gigolo and a "kept man". He doesn't see it that way, and he's the writer. The reader should know better. Marc's a ghost-writer, specializing in celebrity autobiographies. When his wealthy university "sweetheart" asks him to look into the disappearance of her father he resists until she and her family make it clear that he has no choice but to do what they want. Trouble is, all the members of the family want different things.
A book for everyone who is interested in naval history, Deeply Canadian: New Submarines for a New Millennium tells the story of how Canada nearly lost her submarine service in the 1990s after decades of dedicated duty.

Centuries in the future humanity’s survivors fight mankind’s last battle—and it’s a battle for your mind!
Blairview: Listen to Your Heart, is a romance/mystery, the main part of which is set in a remote town on the coast of Maine, and involves the rocky romance of Morgan Blair, heir to his family's estate in Maine and fashion model Jessica Thorne. The story follows the couple through almost ten years of their lives, their two meetings, their marriage and divorce. It then follows each separately yet still joined by the common bond of Morgan's brother, Patrick, a charming ne'er do well with whom Morgan doesn't get along.
Finally, there is a book that tells you how to handle the toughest problem in our organizations, homes and sports today - how to talk to someone when you are irritated, angry or hurt. Did you know when you are upset you disconnect from that part of the brain where you effectively solve problems? You can't think straight. According to The Most Important Conversation Is the One You're Not Having the tool Report Report Report allows you to quickly gain control and get your power back.
The Body Shop consists of a novella and twelve short stories. The title piece is the most engaging and original story in the whole collection. Its 40,000 odd words pack in a fair amount of black satirical horror. Set in a post apocalyptic future where life is very cheap and rapidly cannibalised, we discover the human body to be very much in need of a Dr. Frankenstein figure (Edgerton) to put us back together. Of course there's a high monetary cost, and disregard of gender and ethics. For our hideous human vanity will do anything to procure a functional body. My favourite moments are when the heads (only), of the injured rich, argue about their needs. They've been waiting for a body for years. Even become a little community, that gets to sing carols with Edgerton once a year!
DREAM REALM AWARD WINNER 2001 Edited by a master writer; Piers Anthony! No one sane wants either of the two most powerful positions on the planet Nublis. Emperor and archon, supreme judge, are slaves to 3,000 years of tradition. The emperor can abdicate. Only death can free the archon. But the planet of Nublis is rich and the ripe plum desired by a pirate who would be king. Can those who have pledged their lives to serve their world save their world? This incredible collection of books is composed of three trilogies: Nublian Chronicles I - The Julian Trilogy The Wages of Justice The Wages of Sin The Wages of Greed Nublian Chronicles II - The Felix Trilogy
Book two from Nublian Chronicles I - The Julian Trilogy Who shall sit in judgment of the judges, should they become corrupt? Unholy alliance and weapon without defense, who shall free the worlds from the conscienceless? Who shall choose the one who cannot be corrupted to free all the fearful voiceless suffering injustice? Where lies the duty of an emperor? Only to his people? Or to all?
Book three from Nublian Chronicles I - The Julian Trilogy Concubine's son, illegal witch child, consummate trader for a world in bondage. On Nublis he proved his worth. But the prophecy was only that one would be born who might have the strength to endure and end the bondage of a world.

Shattered words, trust abused, maimed and slowly dying, who will hear the soliloquy of the silenced? Nublian Chronicles II - The Felix Trilogy Golden Silence Dark Angel The Artemesian Mandate
Sanctuary of peace in the grasp of demon spawn, love is forbidden to the one leashed between the realms. What price will he pay for tasting the forbidden? Part Two of Nublian Chronicles II - The Felix Trilogy
Vice of men consuming greed, the defense awakens near too late. Hell hound and full moon, what price a demon to defend the light? Book VI in the Chronicles of Nublis Part Three: Nublian Chronicles II - The Felix Trilogy
Beyond priceless is friendship to the one whose price has been established, to the one too useful to be allowed the title person.

The 8th title of my Nublis sf/fantasy series and my first romance, Fortune's Hostage is a bittersweet story featuring a strongminded heroine with no looks whatsover. Princess Sybilla of Lodebar is forcibly married to her mortal enemy, Prince Darius of Illyria, and falls deeply in love with him. When she discovers that her reluctant bridegroom is carrying a torch for another woman who is as beautiful as she is not. Sybilla decides that all is fair in love and war and sets out to win him for herself.

The much-acclaimed A Circle of Arcs, which is a unique blend of time travel, actual historical figures and speculative fiction. The sequel to A Circle of Arcs, A Distant Bell is in the works and is anxiously awaited by her readers. Joan of Arc and an alien sorcerer, time travel and a centuries-old mystery, Gilles de Rais on a modern city street, why?
The Spirit Dogs of Sirius is the ninth title in Kate Saundby's acclaimed Nublis series and a Dream Realm Awards Finalist. Following the biggest heist of his career, interplanetary jewel thief Alar Zarkadon rescues the only daughter of the wealthiest man in the Interplanetary Synod and becomes a media hero. Since he's anyone but who he seems, the last thing Alar needs is public attention, and even his magical spirit dog, Min-Ha, can't help him get out of this one.
Change your sex; change your life! One day thousand of gates suddenly and mysteriously appear on Earth. No one knows where they are from. Some think it is the start of an alien invasion. Others credit God. When the old and the sick go through these gates, they become young again and their illnesses disappear. But there are several problems! Not everyone makes it through the first time. Some people simply disappear. When you go through a gate, your sex changes -- men become women and women become men. And no one can go back through the gate a second time. Everyone who tries disappears. When Don accidentally falls through a gate and becomes Donna, he and his friends face a life-changing adventure, for THE SEX GATES are more than they seem to be.
Aase’s Daughter is the tenth title in Kate Saundby’s acclaimed Nublis series and a Dream Realm Awards Finalist in the Cover Art category. When Jesse de Raven’s flyer strays off course and crashes on her isolated mountaintop, goatherd/mountaineer Linnea Aasedaater violates the most sacred precept of her mysterious Ursi tribe by rescuing an outsider. Her subsequent banishment sets a series of events in motion which will change the history of Jesse’s people and hers forever.
False identities, the persistence of memory, and the refusal to admit that love can not save you, combine in a razor-edged crime novel that establishes Randall Silvis as one of the preeminent practitioners of the literary art. The hero of this novel, Mac Parris, isn?t who he appears to be. A wildlife photographer living under an assumed name, he knows firsthand that the most dangerous animal of all is the one behind the camera. He has spent his adult life hiding from the FBI and his own past, while locked in a feverish pursuit of revenge. Although a master of self-denial, Parris has not learned to subdue the one quality that might prove his undoing: his compassion for the other wounded creatures with whom he shares this planet. So when a young woman with secrets of her own asks for help in finding her brother’s killer, Parris puts his own safety at stake?along with his freedom, and maybe even his soul.
After helping kill her husband to protect her child from his father’s Satanic Order, Margerite embarks on a dangerous deception to cover up the murder. She pretends to be an Order priestess to keep the others from taking Wolfram away, but finds she cannot shed this falsehood so easily. Given in marriage to her husband’s opponent to seal the end of the feud, she finds her youngest stepson has been instructed to continue her training in the black arts.
Blowing the whistle on one of the biggest food manufacturers carries a risk. Charles Turcott may have understood that he was taking a chance but the intentional use of unhealthy and adulterated food was endangering thousands of people throughout the world. He couldn?t just stand by and wait for people to die.
Before Little Mary came to The Three-Headed Circus, twenty-one-year old Harvey’s only worries were keeping his deceased father’s circus running and trying to get Tabs, the beautiful wire-walker, to notice him. Then Harvey meets Little Mary, a three-foot woman who impacts his circus in a way he could never imagine. There is more to this novel then meets the eye, I loved it!
At night Sandi's perfect life seems less than perfect. The only child of a well-to-do family that runs an art gallery, in the light of day she's beautiful (although she doesn't think so), and engaged to a successful stockbroker. But at night, there are the whispers? Are the whispers trying to say something, or is she simply insane? Sandi doesn't understand, and is sure her family and fianc? won't either. She changes her major from art history to psychology to look for answers. Then, one evening in class, the professor tries an experiment in self-hypnosis and, the whispers get a voice, her voice.
A lonely, disgruntled adventurer named Doc Cowles and his associate Stan Samuels encounter a prophetic woman while exploring the Egyptian ruins of Giza. Cowles and Samuels are enthralled by her captivating persona as they follow her through the embattled Middle East, and eventually to the United States. Within days they are joined by four others and as a team they journey across the country, struggling with their troubled pasts and their ominous futures.
Zane Smith gives us a United States after the attacks on The World Trade Center. In this alternate reality, the US swings to an ultra right-wing position in which personal freedoms have been suspended. Interwoven with newspaper excerpts to portray the growing political and social atmosphere, Zane Smith places his characters in a time and place that could frighteningly become reality.
Cold River: a survivor's story is about man's desire for freedom during a time when none existed. Jozef describes the village in which he grew up with such emotion and sadness that the reader can hear the snow crunching beneath his expectant mother's feet as she makes her way through the snow drifts.
The day after Halloween, the world population awakes to a planet with no electricity. Raphael Edmonds, known to his friends as Bear, explores his neighborhood to find that not only is there no electricity, but the atmosphere itself seems to have changed. When he hears the sound of gunfire within his usually peaceful area of the city, he knows the safest place for him and his girlfriend is a small town in the Texas Hill Country named Rollingblock.
Thirteen-year-old Ronnie, part of a trio of best friends that seems to be falling apart because Amy and Jimmy are growing up faster than she is, finds solace in the company of her island's eccentric catlady, an eighty-three-year-old retired concert pianist.
A fantasy adventure based on an Icelandic myth for readers of all ages.

When Tory Simmons accidentally fell into the underworld during a school field trip he never dreamed that life could be so different. At that moment S?ggi’s warning of ?Once you get in you can?t get out!? was a shocking reminder that children do disappear every day without a trace. Tory was now faced with an unknown destiny in a forbidden territory harboring horrendous creatures beyond his imagination. He will explore unique trails and valleys, encounter magical friends as well as terrifying enemies to fulfill a prophesied fate that will determine the final outcome of the badlands and the protected territory.
The Book of the Black Sun is thirty-two Lovecraftian stories arranged in eight clusters of four stories: a micro story, a flash piece, a short story and a longer short story. Each cluster is named after a chapter in the Book of the Black Sun. References to the Cthulhu Mythos, strange mandalas, spinning eldritch gates and other themes are woven throughout the book so that the reader learns more about the mythology of the Black Sun as they read along. The final result is a creepy, self-referential mandala in itself.

Lady Rebecca seems to have a perfect life. A doting father, a man who loves her. But all that changes when a dark stranger enters her life and people begin to die, horribly. When fingers point toward her as being responsible, and thinking her love lost forever, Lady Rebecca finds herself forced to make a choice- wed a man she despises or be destroyed by the villagers, who distrust her because she has "The Power".

Lady Rebecca's choice leads to a centuries long search for Damien, the ark Sorcerer to gain vengeance for what he did to her and those she loved.

WARNING: Contains explicit adult situations.
The Image of Christian is a fable about fame, celebrity, and other illusions. Christian answers a "help wanted" ad on the Internet and gets more than the job he desperately needs. His new boss, Grace, owns bits and pieces of this and that all over the world.

In an erotic future society genetically enhanced pets have overrun the world and driven humans into vast barricaded enclaves, where social and sexual mores have undergone drastic changes. When an alien spaceship crashes in the wilds, two competing enclaves form expeditions to recover the advanced technology. A battle between them is certain, but first they must fight their way through an overgrown countryside where intelligent animals rule supreme. [EPIC 2000 Finalist]
Book 3 of the Felix Trilogy. Wages of Deception takes place in the future, during a time when a new emperor is about to be crowned and take a new bride. He decides to take one last "fling" and switches places with his rogue half brother; resulting in surprises for both and the new bride to be!
Georg has always known how his life would go. He would take over as Lord when his father died. But when his brother, Marcus, who has been studying with the wizards, suddenly dies, Georg is chosen to take his place. He is far from happy about this, but a member of his family has always been expected to work with the wizards. When they refuse to take his other brother, Edward. So he agrees to go.

Once there, he realizes there is something peculiar about his brother's death. Nobody seems to be willing to tell exactly what happened to Marcus. So he sets out to find out what happened. He begins by befriending the companions of his late brother. He soon finds out that his brother died from attempting to use a powerful magical relic. He also finds out that he also has the ability to use this relic. Will he agree to use this ability and accept his new position with the wizards?
The Compact ending the "Atlantis thing" prohibited Diluvian interference on Terra. But treaties are made to be broken and, from the beginning, some Diluvians meddled. Others were assigned to observe and, occasionally, report back.
THE MURDER GAME is a 70,000 word romantic mystery about a mystery game designer whose game goes murderously wrong.
On the remote grounds of an isolated Mississippi penitentiary, a long buried evil crawls towards the surface, the unbridled rage seething within it's rotted form matched only by the poisonous virus incubating inside it's surging veins.
What would happen if a hole in space suddenly appeared above the North Pole? Who stands ready to use the event In their tireless quest for power? And how would they do it?
[The Dark Staff Series -- Book 1]
Having the attention of the gods is not always a blessing...

The long, magical wars ended when the elves left the lands of men, conjuring an impenetrable barrier to keep the humans out of their new realm. They left man only with the sorcery he could create, taking all the creatures of magic to Ishan with them... except for one...
Before & Beyond is a collection of stories by the supreme master of fantasy... Patrick Welch
...What can you expect to find within this volume? I won't even try to describe it. Nothing I say can prepare you for Patrick Welch. Even a man of words like me, can scarcely think of the appropriate adjectives to heap upon him. And being the modest fellow he is, it's unlikely that he'd do more than blush and turn away in any case.

At least on one level, I truly envy some of the people reading this intro. Those of you that have yet to experience your first Patrick Welch story ...because you have no idea of what's in store for you.

Those of you that have read him, know exactly what I'm talking about.

Steve Lazarowitz
Get ready for a very weird ride with these ten stories. Each is designed to chill your spine as you wander the border land between fact and fiction, reality and imagination, reason and insanity. Aliens, vampires, ghouls, ghosts, zombies and unbalanced lunatics all await you within these pages. A terrific assembly of twisted tales for Halloween or anytime.
The Nazi treatment of the Gypsies and other people during World War II is a matter of fact. Although mention is made of certain events and political and military leaders within the historical context of the period, this is a work of fiction and no reference is intended to living persons.
 "The Orpheus Box" is the story of Thomas Edison’s etheragraph, an invention created for communicating with the dead.
Inyan is a stone-age hunter with a simple task: to hunt and kill something, alone and unaided, to earn the right to be called a man by his tribe. Yet gaining manhood involves a more difficult challenge, as a ghost from a previous life tempts him with sexual desires. Irresistible and absolutely evil, she seduces him yet again, as she has done so many times in the past.
When a laboratory technician on the verge of retirement accidentally infects himself with blood from an emergency room patient, he intends to report it?until government agents swarm the hospital, confiscating every sample of blood taken from the patient?at gunpoint. Deciding not to report the incident just yet for fear of being thrown into an isolation chamber, he goes home?and falls violently ill. By the time he recovers and returns to work, scary things are happening. Everyone who has come into contact with that patient is being systematically killed. On the run, he accidentally infects a woman living in the shadows of the underworld. She becomes ill as well, but survives. Then they begin feeling younger?and younger. Why would the government want to suppress something like this? After barely escaping federal gunmen, the two of them set out on a journey to try to find out what kind of infection they are harboring--while still retaining their freedom. Their path takes them on an odyssey across Texas and into the mountains of Arkansas, where they find that their adventures are just beginning?and may lead them all the way off earth!
Have you been terrified lately?

Would you like to meet a shape-shifting coyote or a cannibalistic beetle? Or does the prospect of discovering a valuable Indian artifact intrigue you? Perhaps you?re more of the hunting type, or an adventurer of the mysterious and unknown.
One picture may be worth a thousand words, but is it worth your life? Female photojournalist Glenn Prentiss becomes entangled in murder and espionage in this riveting political thriller. Who is threatening her: the CIA, the ex-boyfriend, or the American military? Or could it even be the man who is on the run with her? Extreme Exposure takes you from the pastoral settings of rural western Maryland to the nation’s capitol as Glenn races to keep one step ahead of danger.
Days on the Banks of the Acheron is a collection of stories that will put you on the edge of your seat and grab you by the throat!
"Frightful October" takes you across shadowed cornfields and along the twilight streets of suburban neighborhoods, beneath dark forests and through haunted houses, in this short story collection centered around Halloween and the darker aspects of the fall month. These chilling tales can be whispered before an autumn bonfire, or in the confines of an evening chair, but regardless of the surroundings, the terrifying atmosphere has already been set in place, and you're the invited guest. You'll have shivers crawling your spine, as you turn each dreadful page of this wickedly delightful book.
Snow is falling. The fire is in the hearth. The presents are under the tree and it is time for ... horror! Since Dickens' Eberneezer Scrooge, Christmas has been a holiday of horrors. GHOULTIDE GREETINGS offers fifteen tales to add a chill to your holiday season. So break out the eggnog and prepare to meet the haunted clock in the hall, the strange ornament that no one remembers putting there, the little girl lost in the storm, the curse of a thousand cuts and many more.

Since her grandfather's death three years ago, Joanna Blake has been unable to leave her house. Every time she walks through a doorway, she walks into the past. As a result, she has become a sickly recluse. Concerned villagers send the new doctor to pay a house call on her. Sparks fly between the two and, determined to prove that she's not insane, she brings the doctor into the past with her. This begins a series of adventures in Edwardian England as the two attempt to resolve their separate issues with events and people of the past, and they grow increasingly closer to each other.
Step into a world of wizards, magic and monsters. Armed only with an ancient scroll and an enchanted stone, fifteen-year old Tokar and his twelve-year old sister, Laila, must battle the evil wizard Var to save their father, friends and homeland.
WARNING: Mad World Collide is an outrageously zany sci-fi comedy that will laugh you into the funny farm.

In year 2021, Robert Davichi thinks he has the worst computer job in the world --until a hacker threatens his life and starts bringing down corporations and governments. In the midst of this the military tries to conquer America via the Internet, a neurotic computer gains consciousness, and starts communicating with evil incompetent aliens from afar---and the President finds an abundance of gas in his alimentary canal. Robert's life is thrown into cosmic chaos trying to solve one disaster after another. The story careens between Japan, America, and a spaceship orbiting near the moon.

"The book will entertain a wide range of readers" according to Peter Heyrman, a fiction writer who is published in Twilight Zone magazine. Peter, with a sense for the warped, edited Mad Worlds Collide stating it is "funny, and on the edge".

The demented mind behind GRAVEROBBERS WANTED (NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY) and SINGLE WHITE PSYCHOPATH SEEKS SAME is back with an another outrageous blend of the humorous and the horrific. Extremely large and vicious red fire ants (Solenopsis invicta) are on the loose in Tampa, Florida, and those who don't immediately become ant chow must figure out how to stop this attack before the entire city becomes overrun by the creatures. Whether you love ants, hate ants, or have no real opinion of them as long as they're not currently stinging you, you'll love this over-the-top, action-packed, tongue-in-cheek insects-on-the-rampage thriller!

n 1949 Ronald Shepard, the son of servants to a millionaire playboy living on a private island off the coast of South Carolina, meets Marilyn Monroe. This begins the child's movement from innocence to the eventual experience that results in an obsession with sex, power, greed and ambition that shapes the rest of his life.
Tarot cards, rock stars and magick ? oh, my!
Shadows of the Rose is a varied collection of short stories, but all have one thing in common, an ending with a twist. They take place in various times, various places, from medieval witch trials, to the far reaches of space and future.

The highly anticipated sequel to The Pet Plague...

The Pet Plague began on earth with genetically engineered pets with near-human intelligence getting loose and practically overrunning the world, with perhaps the only chance for salvation a downed alien spaceship. Now in Space Pets, Jamie Da Cruz and his buxom girlfriends, along with his loyal animal companions, Fuzzy Britches the multihued cat and Woggly the dog are forced by circumstances into exploring other worlds suitable for humans in an untested spaceship. Their quest is complicated by enemy humans aboard who want the ship for themselves and will use any means--including sexual seduction of Jamie--to capture it. Space Pets is an epic, erotic journey in search of a new home for humanity--but in the end it might turn out that earth is still the best the universe can offer, if only it can be tamed again! Watch for more stories to come in The Pet Plague Universe.

Eleven-year-old Tawnee Morgan and her toddler sidekick, Kira, are on a predestined adventure in the Underworld. Their task is to collect the missing treasures that will restore the Magical Pond’s powers and save the Protected Territory from the Gorgon’s rule. Guided by a kindly and wise unicorn, the threesome clash with evil mythical characters like the notorious Griffon. Throughout the journey, the ruthless Gorgon and her partner, the Gargoyle, add more stumbling blocks to the challenge. Unable to aid the brave trio with their quest, Tory, Margr?t, and the Innocents wait, wondering who will become the next ruler of the Protected Territory?or if they will all perish.
In the mid-32nd century, kids still went to school, still had teachers, still had rivalries. They were pretty much the same as kids from any other century.

Renee Goletsuki was not normal.
 
Renee had many problems fitting in with the other children at school. Since her parents were always away, she had trouble fitting in at home. And born of a homo Sapiens mother and a homo Magicus father, Renee had trouble fitting in anywhere.
 
She was tired of having trouble. Now it was time to make some

All Maggie O?Hara ever wanted was a nice, normal family. Living alone in a small town in Ohio, her dreams seem to come true when she discovers a family she never knew?3,000 miles away in Ireland.

Her mother’s family welcomes her with open arms.

Her father’s family is trying to kill her?and they?re not the only ones!

Meanwhile, posing as a pub singer is "Brian," the Daoine Sidhe assassin who is irresistibly drawn to Maggie, while under orders to destroy her.

Maggie discovers her ancient roots in modern-day Dublin. Her father bequeathed her both a gift?her half-fairy heritage?and a curse. She is a Nexus, a conduit from the magical world of Tir na Nog to the mortal realm.

Touch a Nexus and your wish will come true!

Immortals are a race so illusive most believe them a fairy tale of space. Many tales differ, but all declare them the most deadly race in the universe with a technology beyond imagining and physical abilities beyond belief. With powers so vast, they have paid little attention to humanity. Until now. Xenda, a human colony of royalty, castles, and courtly lifestyle, was a quiet pastoral world until the arrival of two Immortal women who vied for the love of the planet's king. But before they left, he was dead, and the planet and its people were ravaged by invaders. Peace came with the defeat of evil Fionna by Dia, but now Fionna is back, and Dia is dead. To save this world, Col. Val Grant and his crew of the finest minds in the galaxy face an enemy who cannot be beaten.

They knew it was wrong to purchase a kidney off the Chinese black market. But what the Taylor brothers didn?t know was that its unwilling donor was an executed prisoner--and an immortal 5,000-year-old being from Chinese mythology. Pursuing them to Washington, DC, this ancient king will stop at nothing to recover what was once his.

Inspired by the true story of how the People's Republic of China sells organs harvested from its deathrow prisoners.

THE SOUL CAGES is the story of Sarah, who as a child is captured by Valek, and taken to his soul cages on Solis. Valek is in the business of selling Solance, a mind reading serum that takes human souls as a major ingredient.

At the onset of the novel, Sarah and her sister, Amana have manages to escape the soul cages, only to be ambushed at the Allerton Circle (a gateway to another world). A mysterious man who arrives through the Allerton Circle, sporting a shield and a sword...
Twilight Crossings is an exciting anthology featuring novellas by four of the most intriguing new voices in fantasy and speculative fiction today?Jeanne Allen, Jeanine Berry, Shannah Biondine and Sheri L. McGathy.

Twilight...a time when reality blurs and a universe of infinite possibilities seems to shimmer before our bewitched eyes.

Twilight Crossings?four novellas that will transport you to dazzling new worlds...
A clerk working in the census bureau discovers a series of anomalies in the population of a small city located in the Ozark Mountains. Intrigued, the clerk continues to investigate. He finds that, on average, the population of the city and surrounding valley, are a little smarter, less religious, more thrifty, marry less, have a higher level of education, are more sexually liberated, have fewer illnesses and many other positive traits. The city also refuses government money for schools and roads, has little crime and no sign of racial unrest. None of these factors would mean much taken alone, but together, they spell out a population that is distinctly skewed from the normal. Surprisingly, hardly anyone in the valley realizes that most of them are different from the average. They simply think they live in a good place among good people. Then the investigation starts...
"Undying Love" is an erotic love story, set in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains of Northern New Mexico. Would-be author Richard Curry and his friend, John are camped on the western edge of the Sangr? de Cristo Mountains of Northern New Mexico. Fifty years ago, while camping in the area, Curry discovered a hidden valley, nestled deep in the mountains - a valley that doesn't appear on any map - where he found a village of strange folk who have had no contact with the outside world since the wagon train arrived in 1850. There, he met the village Healer's daughter, Eve, a beautiful, sexy, apparent 18-year old.

This is the story of how they met, fell in love, and ultimately were separated, how Curry devoted his life to trying to return, and the awesome secret of Blessed Valley that the rest of the world must never learn: neither Eve, the settlers, nor the tribe of fair-skinned "Indians" at the other end of the valley have aged since they arrived.

WARNING: This book contains adult situations with descriptive sexual content.

The narcotics underworld of the 70s was a deadly place, even for a man named Lucky. Beneath the shallow surface of glitz and glamour lay the dark depths of life against the law. In limbo somewhere between the hippie age and the selfish 80's a band of castaways tries to keep alive a dream of freedom and friendship.
A novel of modern Buddhism.

Materialism engulfs the U.S. and Japan, but?.

...a small Buddhist Camelot blooms from the corruption of the martial arts in America, the powerful secret doctrines of an obscure Japanese Buddhist sect weave five young Americans into an epic of love, treachery and mysticism, this unblinking trans-Pacific novel charts an intricate game of strategy, romance and betrayal as two dynamic women, and three alpha males, vie on a spirit quest into the jaws of Hollywood’s lust and wealth.

WAZA? The Work is just begun.


A thousands years from now they will still be faced with the same problems...

For the past two hundred years, Longforest has been the home of a collection of people who call themselves 'The Company', a band of warriors, priests, druids, and a few who defy easy description. Based in the druid community, they have defended their home and sought to keep un-natural creatures out of the world. They are not an army, nor do they follow any King or leader except the one they appoint. In every major conflict, the Company has been present to bring an end to the war either by making peace, or defeating the aggressor.

Alexa is keeping a secret from her husband and being half werewolf isn?t it. After all, he’s a full-blood. Despite their abnormalities, Matt and Alexa York have settled into suburbia and gone out of their way to look like the couple next door.
This collection of short stories is a great way to introduce yourself to Fictionwise Author Of The Year Darrell Bain. The stories are annotated by the author and interspersed with excerpts from his popular newsletter as well as articles published elsewhere. Read about the little girl who can talk to animals, but no one believes her. About a young autistic boy who changes the world by playing with magnets. About an invasion by aliens who look like birds. Find out about the strange pets Neanderthals keep. Discover how a loser in the sex wars uses science to enhance his chances, with catastrophic results. Learn how the world ended?or did it? Laugh at the antics of authorities trying to corral a grade school supergenius who won?t be stymied in her quest for knowledge. These and other stories will give you hours of reading pleasure as you delve into the fiction and non-fiction writing of Darrell Bain.
Pilot had been dead for just over 5000 years. But he still got around pretty well! It’s amazing what a demon in the service of Satan can get into. Inside his ancient leather jacket, a brown rat stirred, troubled by dreams of cats no doubt. Pilot’s nightmares were far worse. It’s not easy to forget 300 years in the Lake of Fire. Now he sat astride a large and dangerous jet-bike, the best that 23rd century military technology could supply. The rat woke and crawled up onto his shoulder, sat and surveyed the view. Beautiful green rolling hills with azure blue skies punctured with puffy clouds of grey anti-aircraft missile explosions. It almost looked like Wales. Pilot looked at his pet rat, an animal that inspired almost universal hatred. ?What will we do today?? he asked his familiar. ?Kill, maim and torture?? he said, imagining that the rat had answered, as after all, a rat cant talk. ?Ah, the usual so!? He pressed an immaculately manicured thumb to the starter button, and with a lion-like growl the engine started. With no ceremony or parting quip, just a fly catching smile, he flew off towards the distant gunfire, the grass and wild flowers bowing to him in his jet-stream wake. He would add his own bit of homegrown Hell to the conflict. After all, practice makes perfect, and he had been in practice for thousands of years.

Tea began as a medicine and grew into a beverage. In China, in the eighth century, it entered the realm of poetry as one of the polite amusements. The fifteenth century saw Japan ennoble it into a religion of aestheticism--Teaism. Teaism is a cult founded on the adoration of the beautiful among the sordid facts of everyday existence. It inculcates purity and harmony, the mystery of mutual charity, the romanticism of the social order. It is essentially a worship of the Imperfect, as it is a tender attempt to accomplish something possible in this impossible thing we know as life.
In the skies over war torn Europe, a Lancaster bomber with its crew is fighting for its life. Myers Stone had exchanged his books on Archaeology to help fight this war. His role as a mid upper gunner lets him shoot at the enemy. Unknown to him, the gunner in the forward turret holds a secret so important that he and his country will do anything to find it. Karl Wurt is new to the crew, an American of German birth who has come to help fight the war, but he holds a secret and is now following a plan that will force the Lancaster down into the hands of Hitler’s forces. His secret is held inside a spy pencil. The microdots of three tablets from the era of the King of the Lydians, the famous and wealthy Croesus will give the German historians and archaeologists the location of the lost fortune of Croesus and his treasure house of gold.
Herman Melville said it best when he proclaimed that every path eventually leads to the sea. For it is the sea that holds our most sacred and terrifying fears, yet it also holds a glorious mysticism over us as a race, an attraction so strong that most of us flock to beaches, river banks, creeks, and lakes at every opportunity to stare out into the vast blueness and wonder: what's out there?

Take my hand, Dear Reader, and swim with me through this journey of sixteen tales of watery terror. As we swim, if something reaches out of the darkness and gropes for your ankle, if something pulls you deeper into the depths of liquid madness, if your breath is stolen from you and you find yourself inhaling nothing but muddied water... do not fear, for it is just the ocean reclaiming what is already hers: your soul.

Let your eyes adjust to the darkness contained within this unparalleled tome of terrifying poetry. Let yourself be drawn down into the mausoleum of decayed verbiage and grim visions, meeting the poets your mortician always warned you about. These seventeen international authors gathered in the cemetery are already well known within horror poetry circles for their diverse imaginations. Deftly shifting from free verse to sonnets, from grotesque to darkly comical, the Cemetery Poets scream from beyond the grave with deadly accuracy. Editor Peggy Jo Shumate asks, "Do you have a dread of shadowy places?" The answer, after reading Cemetery Poets: Grave Offerings, will undoubtedly be a resounding yes! Step inside the cemetery gates and
savor every wretched flavor of fear ever conceived.
Ireland. Home to incredibly green grass, rocky shores and magic. And evil. It was fear of facing that evil that had kept Cassie McGuire away for ten long years.
What scares you?

Whatever your reason for needing to be scared, I'm happy to report that this book should do the job for you. Gail Davis, Eric S. Brown, and John Grover have all entertained with their stories in the Swamp, and many other publications, both on the web and in print. This collection of their tales cover a broad range of settings and experiences, and I have no doubt that the depth of the talents of these new stars on the scene will delight and disturb you.
?Do not fear me. Fear what lives within me.?

In 1839, Kevin Eston makes a pact with an evil spirit in order to save his life. He is also granted conditional immortality- any person who takes his life will in turn be slain by the bloodthirsty demon that he harbors. For nearly two centuries after pledging his soul, he has wandered the land, avoiding human contact as much as possible, for fear of the consequences of interaction. In late 2001 he returns to Sagawaukee, a small Minnesota town that stands where an Indian nation of the same name once existed. A century ago he found amidst the Sagawaukee people the greatest peace he had ever known, but now, in modern times, only ongoing strife awaits him. Before Kevin even enters the town proper, he is involved in an altercation which leads to murder, and from that point onwards, bloodshed begets more bloodshed?

Are you a single mom?
Me too. I've been raising two kids on my own for about two and a half years now. It hasn't always been easy, but when my daughter comes up behind me to hug me and tell me I'm the best mom in the world, it sure is worth it!

I've learned a lot since I've been on my own. I've had to. Now I'd like to share what I've learned with others.

Have you ever thought how much kinder, and gentler society would be if only women ruled the world? Author Sandra Faella has, and she offers us a glimpse of just such a future in her romantic fantasy ?Fallen Angel?.
They're back! Moses Mneh, Rita Ten, Walter Centaurus, and the evil President of the New Worlds Confederacy live again in this reissue of the SF cult classic of the 1980s. A mixed band of humans and renegade Simminoids races against time to build Space Ark-Earth's last hope to escape an exploding supernova...and the dark force that will pursue them to the very limits of the universe.
Greed brought them to the land of the Inca and small pox and civil war allowed the Spaniard Pizarro with his cannons, steel breastplates and horses to conquer one of the Greatest Empires in the Western world.
A wide-eyed paleographer from Antares arrives on the Greek isles to study ancient inscriptions with a sharp-tongued communications professor. Blundering through the lexical labyrinth, they discover love among the runes, until one gloss too many uncovers a thread of deception that leads straight to disaster for both their planets.
A meteorite crashes to earth and a strange virus kills all the adults in the world. What would you do? Ryan and his brother travel south, stopping in towns on the way, searching for survivors, determined to save mankind. They've made a promise - never give up - never say die, and always help anyone they can find, even when those children seem to have reverted back to savages.
Vara was born with supernatural powers, and because of this, she always felt cursed and alone. If that wasn’t enough, her parents were brutally killed in front of her when she was seven. After suppressing this memory for years, she realizes that her parents died because of her. The reader will see Vara uncover secrets, suffer betrayal, and discover the most dangerous thing to her mission of revenge – love.
Marc Sanchez leads you on eighteen trips into mayhem, madness, and the macabre. You?ll witness murder by Internet, some very personal demons, some excessively assertive non-smokers, a couple of everyday psychos, a dangerous Goth chick or two, an absinthe brewer that is out of this world, a handful of unusual vampire hunters, the harvesting of human endorphins for profit, and a few other surreal and frightful nightmares. Twice nominated for the Literary Pushcart Prize, Sanchez will spin your psyche and introduce you to his rabid muse.

RAMSEY CAMPBELL says this collection is "Raw, dark, and bleak."

Second Edition - "a Robert Ludlum like thriller!"

DIVERTING THE BUDDHA examines the impact that the politically well connected have on our world. It is a large canvas novel that picks up were THE QUIET AMERICAN left off. As with the Graham Greene novel, this work looks in depth at the devastation political elites create when undermining grassroots democracy. This novel uses actual events to make clear just how thwarting a people*s democratic aspirations leads those thwarted to undertake the desperate acts we label as terrorism.    

This epic adventure story allows its readers to witness a birth: the nativity of a most abhorred entity, Death. Immortal people once lived in a world filled with blessings. Death, whether from natural causes, aging or disease, could not touch them. With gods and magic at their fingertips, the inhabitants still felt a voidinside: an emptiness arising from unhappiness

One by one they walk to the podium to tell their story. Family members whose relatives became infamous for crimes of unspeakable violence and unbridled insanity. They unweave their tales to an auditorium filled with young medical students tasked with writing extensive essays on the criminally insane mind. The victims of the gene pool step forward, some young and some old, some in good spirits and others solemn and grim, and regale the fascinated group with tales...

Every family has buried skeletons locked away. Some simply refuse to remain in the coffin?.

Denizens of the Cityscape and Other Vengeful Verses

Are they stories? Are they poems? Once you start reading, it won?t really matter. From the secrets of ?The Village Pond? and the ?The Old Stone Mill,? to the strange encounters with ?The Vine? and ?The Jigsaw Puzzle,? to the cast of doomsday characters that make up the epic ?Denizens of the Cityscape,? these short yet stylized visions produce a novels-worth of cold chills and dark truths. Whether you?re a fan of fiction or a fan of poetry, these sixteen poetic tales will be unlike anything you?ve ever read.
"The admonitions were all around; theologians beseeched humanity to bring themselves to God, the Scriptures enlightened us of the Second Coming, oracles and seers foretold of the inevitable. The end, indeed. Armageddon or the Apocalypse as some would call it. Revelations had descended from Heaven with a vengeance. Humanity stood in dismay as God showered the world with tribulation.

We've all read the tales of the Apocalypse, but Augur provides a twist that will take one woman and you into the belly of hell only to rise again in preparations for the next 1,000 years."

The long awaited sequel to A Circle of Arcs; this fast-moving historical time travel has been likened to riding a kayak through the rapids.

If you were blind and could only see in your dreams, would you ever want to wake up?
Masters of the Sex Gates is the highly anticipated sequel to the mindblowing novel, The Sex Gates.
Manchester House was built upon secrets and blood. Even the land upon which it was built was considered…bad.
"It illuminates. It demonizes. It pulls the strings of the puppets controlling the strangest of passion plays within a corporate structure. Everyone, every thing, is a target of Mr. Donihe’s wit and off-kilter worldview...

There are shades of Philip K. Dick’s wonderfully inventive The Divine Invasion (minus the lurid pop singer), trading up Zen Buddhism for unconscious Gnosticism. Malachi manifests where Elijah would stand revealed; and the Roald Dahl-like midgets hold the pink laser beam shining into our hero’s mind. Religion is lambasted under the scrutiny of Corporate money- crunchers, and nothing is what it seems." - From the introduction by Jeffrey A. Stadt.

Hero the Amazon is a tale of adventure, love, war and survival set in the sophisticated civilisation of Minoan Crete. Hero’s adventures take her from slavery into freedom, from Crete to the mysterious Tin Isles, and from man-hating into love. Powerful enemies have reasons to try to kill Hero and the young merchant who loves her, but trusted friends aid the couple in their ventures to the limits of the known world.
A grand epic wasteland of surreal pandemic plague. Pollution quotient in the southern delta nether regions of the state of Louisiana, the dustbin of the Mississippi river and the nation, whose motto is the "Sportsman's Paradise" but is a paradise of colorful denizens all grappling for a slice of lassez bon temps roule, "let the good times roll", but now all are grappling for their very lives. Nature had to fight back sooner or later, and now what will happen to this tourist state gone amuck with middle-ages plague?

Above all things, what do the damned desire? Company. And of course, the devil drives a Volvo? But is this the devil or the bintu llha, daughter of god, one of the true creators, or some crazy woman off her face? Without knowing, Adam is drawn to her and falls completely, but does not fail completely. What can the the devil do with the key to heaven?
There is power in the magic of childhood. When Lord Roland returns from the Crusades with his mind broken by war and starvation, it is only young Smudge who can soothe him, adapt to his imagined world, and begin the mending process. But Robert has no intention of allowing his brother-in-law’s mind to repair. Perhaps the only thing that can save Smudge, the only thing that is truly ?real?, is the power represented by a finger of tin.
The gods have retired. A great future has come apart?the Macro-Virus has reduced almost all the technical wonders of the settled worlds to a pre-computer chip level. And, naturally, civil war has erupted. The Older Worlds Republic are desperate to retain their crumbling hold of New Potomac from the upstart Federacy of the Free Worlds, and now people are being used to wield the terrifying weapons that were once attached to remotely controlled droids. Sebastion, a writer of war fiction, is now a war correspondent for the Republic, and marching under the same sapphire sky as the troops: confused, poorly trained, misinformed. How implicit is the writer in all of this? How much does the pen owe the sword?
From the Pushcart-nominated author of "Szmonhfu", comes another grim tale of personal humiliation and social disease. "United States" was written in the late 1980's in the north of England when Goths ruled the world, parties were the only reason to go on drawing dole and this yet-to-be author clearly should have known better. The novel is split down the middle like a pickled brain.

Part One: The Founding Fathers is an inexcusable effrontery, exploring contemporary attitudes towards personal space and the role of chemical enhancement on the group ethos; a desperate yearning for the way of old flesh.

Part Two: The Bill Of Rights is a probing interrogation dealing with physical simulations of personal identity in a future terrorised by biochemical liberty and blind to the travesty of human traffic; a begrudging acceptance of the global terror to come.
Jane Templeton Rice is the highest paid fashion model in her industry. Her whole life stretches out in front of her like extravagent courses in a Chinese banquet. The night of the Gaultier show why did Jane go 'walkabout'?

We follow this delicate young redhead on a blistering erotic adventure of discovery. But we soon find out that Jane has a problem. Her ability to dredge up the very deepest fantasies from her lovers is both an erotic firestorm and a millstone around her slender neck. How pure the intensions of her lovers must be. How honourable. For one small slip of conscience will result in a filthy bloodbath of man-raped sexual identity unwoven. And what of the SZMONHFU, the alien race of super beings, what is their part in Jane's illustrious future?

SZMONHFU in many ways tells the tale of Pinocchio - but in the biogenetic horrotica world of Hertzan Chimera that impending maturity takes on a haunted inevitability stripped from the original kids' story.
ANIMAL INSTINCTS started out as a concept very similar to some of the key themes in Doctor Moreau’s Island of genetic freaks ? although it became more of a social than genetic study of cross pollination.

What would happen if you transplanted animal mores, needs and, yes, instincts into contemporary cultural settings. How would the reader perceive the twisted narrative? Could this animal mentality affect the way the stories were actually written. The way a panting gazelle is torn apart by hyenas, could the very fabric of the written sentence suffer grammatical shearing and tearing of structure when subjected to the animal passion of these tales?

In this jaw-dropping collection of pure animal lust you will find reflections of the horror of the whim of survival and how it could at any moment be upon us in its hordes, devouring our minds. Bears feed at salmon-fat summer beaches. A bullfighter is gutted open by his love for the joust. Crab shells hide emerging sexual swap. Macaque monkeys greet as only they know how.

It will all seem very confusing, disgusting, amoral and wrong ? and it is all you deserve.
DEPTHS OF SAVAGERY is a collection of 13 tales of barbaric heroic fantasy. Through tales involving ancient Celts, Vikings, other-worldly Crusaders, and Confederate Guerillas, the human animal is dissected to the bone. Desperate times call for desperate actions, and the primal callings of the inner soul are put to the test in this savage collection. Whether it is stories of ancient Celtic warfare, Viking society, aboriginal paganism, or psychometric archeologist Elijah Blackthorn observing the past, DEPTHS OF SAVAGERY taps the veins of the human soul and pushes one to the brink to decide: how much is it worth to survive? Come trod through the bloody footprints of history and feel the primal pulse of the beast that is mankind.
An eclectic, erotic and fun collection of science fiction, fantasy, humor and non-fiction by Darrell Bain, author of the best selling science fiction novel The Sex Gates. Includes the short novella God vs Boilerroom McScam. With an introduction by Deron Douglas.
The king is dead, long live the queen! Well, not if the King of Nadwich and the dead monarch's three royal ministers have anything to about it. It's up to Sir Christopher Evergild, the Royal Champion, to see that the new queen survives to take her throne--even if she is so ugly she's been locked away for twenty years with only trolls for company.

Chris is prepared to do his duty, even if The Ugly Princess does turn out to be the lunatic she's always been rumored to be. What he isn't ready for is having his entire world turned upside down and inside out?and having to decide between love and the fear that has haunted him most of his life.
Step into the mind of the horror writer and the artist, as G. W. Thomas shows you the ropes with fourteen articles on creating horrors of your own. He talks about writing flash fiction, micro fiction, collaborating, the dos and don't with editors, how to write a better Cthulhu Mythos tale, going to conventions, how to price artwork, how to promote yourself as an artist and more. The book is profusely illustrated with finely-crafted cartoons that won't help you in the least!
Come, take my hand and journey with me through ten levels of Hell that will leave you shaken, stirred, and remembering the tormented screams of the damned long into the black night. Live in the nightmares of a small girl plagued by nightmares that are all too real, feeling the terror beating in her little heart as a witch straight from Hell haunts her every dream. Follow as we descend into the horror of sleeping with the dead, which only those sacred few will ever know or understand. Take a stroll on a deserted beach, but be careful not to step on the bloated little body that has washed up there with its bulbous eyes accusing you of murder. Join us as we watch the angel of death come to take our beloved into the next life, all the while wondering if we will be received in the same gracious and loving manner. Join us, for death is a beautiful evil that none can escape.
This collection of truly superb horror it a must for all readers interested in only the best!
Space Stations and Graveyards is a collaborative effort involving three of the most talented young horror writers today. Space Stations and Graveyards is a collection of 24 stories that reflect their love of science fiction and horror. And many of the stories within are actually an amalgam of the two genres.

This book is a treat for the mind and soul... a Must Read for those familiar with these talented writers... and a Gotta Try for those that are not!
Editor John Edward Lawson welcomes you to a world where flesh-greed rules the day. He has assembled a host of writers who are committing the worst atrocities known to man...to paper. This anthology aims to go where no others have, beyond the "mouth of madness" or the "belly of the beast" and straight into the minds of cannibals. The subject matter alone is guaranteed to raise eyebrows even among readers who have had everything thrown at them.

Of Flesh and Hunger promises to be the most controversial anthology of the new millennium, shocking readers not only with its extreme subject matter but with the deft prose our authors specialize in. The stories are at turns surreal, comic, gory, drenched with atmosphere, and action-packed; one common thread is the unique take each author offers us, keeping the subject fresh for your consumption. Take a seat at the feast and put yourself at the mercy of flesh and hunger.

Who believes in ghosts? Tate Stirling doesn?t, but with all of the weird things that keep happening in her cabin, she’s finding it difficult to discount the chance of paranormal intervention. She can?t tell anyone, though, especially not Piers Lafournier, her new boss. He?ll use any excuse to run her out of town. And there’s no way on earth is going back to New Orleans where a painful past waits to drag her down once more. Ghosts, spirits and mysterious night visitors be damned. She’s staying put--and Piers might as well start getting used to it.

Nearly one-thousand years after his death, the dire mistakes of the great wizard Aldulan have borne their hideous fruit. Demons from the depths of the world of Arioc have clawed their way to the surface, vowing to invade the land of Termeydiun.

By 3015, the world has changed a great deal; it is now divided into two main blocks comprised of The East and The West. Many of the old prejudices appear to have disappeared. A ‘gene’ for homosexuality has been discovered and has subsequently wiped out all justification for discrimination based on sexual orientation.
Who wouldn’t welcome the opportunity to do some things over with better results the second time around? College student Jane Whitley unexpectedly inherits a turn of the century old hotel that serves as a nursing home for the elderly residents of a hidden coastal town in North Carolina. She moves from her New York home in Brooklyn to tiny St Helena’s Island and Seneca Hollow. But inheritances come in all shapes and sizes, and rainy days always seem a bit gloomier when your memories are filled with melancholy. Jane is still coming to terms with her new life when hurricane Gordon barrels down on Eatonville and a future she’s not sure she wants.
Darrell and Betty Bain spent a year working in Saudi Arabia. While there, they took two vacations, one to Damascus and one to Bangkok. Betty wrote letters to the folks back home describing what they saw and did. Darrell was so impressed with his wife’s descriptive powers that he made copies of the letters. They’ve remained in his files for almost twenty seven years now. While embarking on a remodeling of their office, Darrell found the letters and re-typed them, then submitted them for publication so that others might enjoy Betty’s letters, too.

This is her first letter, describing their vacation to Damascus, Syria. It’s been a while and perhaps the city has changed some, but its well worth reading Betty’s talented prose as she relates their experiences and describes the city.

The Second Book in the AEssyrian World Series, the saga continues...

This series centers around the turbulent but steamy love affair between an 800 year old alien general and a human doctor from Earth.  Book One in the series is Naked Venom.

Femmes de la Brume . . . Women of the Mist . . .
Will introduce you to the women of speculative fiction and characters that will forever reside within your memory as well as the Mist. These tales are born from the imaginations of beautiful mystical women. Separately, they shine, command attention? but together, they have become the Mist, inhabiting your dreams . . . or perhaps your nightmares.

BONUS: Included within the paperback is an introduction by Tamara Thorne.

There’s something strange about the beautiful coyote that starts roaming around the farm. Then it disappears for a while. When it returns, there’s something even stranger about it, and it’s not just its deteriorating appearance. Now it seems to be having an effect on Bob, one so horrible he will no longer…

Book Three in the Chronicles of Tiralainn - Volume Five

The adventure concludes in this, the last installment in the BOOK OF DRAGONS saga. The long journey is almost over for Rhyden Fabhcun and the Oirat. They've made it to the ancient, underground city of Heese, but so have their mortal enemies, the Khahl. The ruthless spirit-queen Mongoljin has grown more powerful than even the Oirat's greatest ally, Trejaeran Muirel, and in the end, it will be up to Rhyden to face her in a desperate final stand. And if Rhyden fails, he'll not only lose everyone and everything that has grown dear to him-but also face banishment in a nightmarish realm of eternal darkness.

Just prior to the war’s end, Merline, a Gaean spacer-fighter, gets captured, after learning that Slade, a Second Corps captain, deals in illicit drugs. Slade confines her in a military penal work force. Hogar, a former Second Corps captain serving a twenty-Earthyear sentence, fights the other criminals, and prevents gang rape. Desperate, owing to his inability to protect Merline from lecherous guards, he employs bribery to produce an investigation. Marlenn, Commander of Second Corps, informs Merline that the war just ended. In the battle of wits pitting the mistreated prisoner of war against the Commander seeking to conceal what happened to her, the quick-witted woman strikes a deal whereby she marries Hogar, who accompanies her to Gaea.

Hogar discovers that Merline is the captain of a rock-hopper ship. After winning a fierce battle with scalded pride, he agrees to serve as Mate. Hogar defuses the anger of Riley, a Gaean crewmember who hates Columbians. Forced to assume the responsibility of heading a Gaean family while serving as his wife’s second officer, Hogar avoids the pitfalls abounding in a new life as fascinating as it is difficult.

Eventually, Hogar gains the full respect of the four crewmembers, all of whom bear painful emotional scars. Hogar prevents a tragic outcome when Riley seeks to wed Danica. He secures a bride for Merline’s nephew in classic Gaean fashion, albeit with a few variations of his own. The competitive Columbian slowly metamorphoses into a Gaean family-head who feels at home in his new world. This stirring narrative, the first volume of the two-volume fifth novel of the series, plus its sequel, Trial By Fire: Final Reckoning, continue an ongoing saga of futuristic action, adventure and romance.
[The Dark Staff Series -- Book 2]
As a prince in hiding comes of age, his world is beset by unexplained evil. Brendan, The Keeper of the Song, is a former slave who became King's Bard, and has kept many secrets down through the years. Not the least of those secrets is that he's not entirely human. Loyal to the royal family, he undertakes a mission to reach the prince and deliver unsettling news of an unexpected danger in the guise of a magician named Tabor who wants the throne for himself.
Schoolteacher FAITH CODY thinks she has the perfect summer job as nanny to NICHOLAS PRICE's two visiting children, but the children are kidnapped, and she and Nick are compelled to join forces to steal the ransom -- documents incriminating vicious criminals.
Dark Vigil is a collection of 11 short stories and one novella. The collection is comprised of 12 unique tales of horror that explore the realm of religion. From the realization of wanting in Replicate, to the yearning to leave God's grace for the damnation of hell in Touched, to the release of hope in Conceded - The First Circle of Hell, makes Dark Vigil an eerie and twisted book sure to please any fan of religious horror.
[Sequel to The Image of Christian]

Sex and spies, limousines and luxury hotels--Christian is on top of world. He feels more like it's on top of him. The media says he's been blessed by the gods but the media is comprised of liars and fools; Christian is under a curse, and knows it. He doesn't know why, or how to escape. In a freestanding novel that ends the story begun in 2003 EPPIE finalist, The Image of Christian, Christian tries to take apart what the gods have wrought. Can he succeed and find love in a world of illusions? His life depends on it.

Warning: Contains explicit descriptions of adult sexual situations.

In this collection of stories, D. Harlan Wilson deconditions the boundaries of reality with the same offbeat methodology that energized his first book, The Kafka Effekt. Stranger on the Loose is an absurdist account of urban and suburban social dynamics and of the effects that contemporary image-culture has on the (in)human condition. These stories operate on a plane of existence that resists, and in many cases breaks, the laws of causality. Parrots teach college courses. Fl?neurs impersonate bowling pins. Bodybuilders sneak into people's homes and strike poses at their leisure. Passive-aggressive glaciers and miniature elephant-humans antagonize the seedy streets of Suburbia. Apes disguised as scientists reincarnate Walt Disney, who discovers that he is a Chinese box full of disguised Walt Disneys . . . Wilson's imagination is a rare specimen. The acorns of his fiction are planted in the soil of normalcy, but what grows out of that soil is a dark, witty, otherworldly jungle.
Gorelets is a collection of "sudden horror poetry": 52 ultra short shockers guaranteed to make you squirm!

Originally written on (and for) handheld computers as part of a successful online experiment at Arnzen's gorelets.com, each of these little "caplets of gore" pack a powerful punch. With titles like "Zombeanie Babies," "Teasing the Cyborg," "Brain Chunks," and "The Embolism of Evil" you know you're in for an unpleasant surprise.

Released in print on Halloween 2003, this exclusive electronic edition from Double Dragon Publishing includes 21 BONUS POEMS unavailable elsewhere, bringing the grand total of the collection up to 73 poems!

This unique collection, authored by Bram Stoker nominated poet, Sandy Deluca, includes four memorable stories. In addition you?ll discover over fifty poems which read like mini tales of magic, fantasy, horror and forbidden love. The collection is presented in three parts and each teaches us some very interesting lessons about destiny.

In Part I, PATHS OF WICKED WOMEN, you?ll meet a young woman who is obsessed with the undead. She searches endlessly, walking nightly through the streets of Manhattan, in pursuit of her desires. She meets a charming and sensuous nightclub owner named Xavier. He draws her into VERMILION TEARDROP and imprisons her in a world of blood, sex and heaven. In the end he ultimately grants all of her wishes.

In Part II, entitled PATHS OF FANTASY, Ms. Deluca explores other worlds. She takes you on a journey in THE STARSHIP NEPTUNE. In this science fiction thriller a predator lurks in the shadows of a generation starship. The author creates exotic references to distant planets and details artistic techniques used by alien painters. In the end a pact is made and blood pours throughout the spacecraft.

Part III, entitled PATHS OF DESTINY, explores spirituality, witchery and the secrets of the female soul. In her story PATHS OF DESTINY Ms. Deluca introduces you to two female artists. They are from different backgrounds, but their souls are linked. They come together during a crippling New England blizzard and discover that their destinies are one.
Australia’s city of Brisbane is founded as a Convict Prison for Second Offenders
Sir Fallon de Gothia, Trisagion knight and elite member of the Order of the Third Circle, protects a letter bearer, whose charge is to guide the world in the way it should go. Letters, drawn from visions and penned by the Scribe, await delivery to both paupers and kings, their fulfillment insurance against a darker future. A missing bearer, a failed allegiance, the loss of a Lachesis Ring, an object that extends life, all lead de Gothia down a road nicely paved with self-destruction.
The Kafka Effekt is D. Harlan Wilson’s debut book, a collection of forty-four short stories loosely written in the vein of Franz Kafka, with more than a pinch of William S. Burroughs sprinkled on top. A manic depressive has a baby’s bottom grafted onto his face; a hermaphrodite impregnates itself and gives birth to twins; a gaggle of professors find themselves trapped in a port-a-john and struggle to liberate their minds from the prison of reason?these are just a few of the precarious situations that the characters herein are forced to confront. The Kafka Effekt is a postmodern scream. Absurd, intelligent, funny and scatological, Wilson turns reality inside out and exposes it as a grotesque, nightmarish machine that is always-already processing the human subject, who struggles to break free from the machine, but who at the same time revels in its subjugation.
Jack always had the nightmare, but it seemed to be more frequent lately... he'd be a young boy again, standing in a shallow swimming pool. At the other end were his parents, proud and approving; he'd swim to the middle then find himself in the middle of the ocean... on other occasions he would find himself in a great Cyclopean city of titan blocks and sky-flung monoliths with the words "Cthulhu Fhtagen" drumming in his ears.

After leaving the seminary Jack find himself on the road to Timber Bay, the road home. Where he must confront a family secret that goes back thousands of years.

"... H.P. Lovecraft has been the biggest influence on my writing. Being a former Evangelical Christian Pastor and Biblical scholar, I was completely intrigued by Lovecraft’s Cthulhu Mythos. It was closer to the truth {in my humble opinion} than I cared to think about, and has been a source for many tales." -- Marc Sanchez

This is a MUST read for those that love HP Lovecraft's Cthulhu Mythos or darker tales of mystery and intellectual horror!

Are heroes born, or created? Abducted by aliens and given the standard hero contract to rescue a maiden, kill a monster and save a world, Arthur MacDonald is in a unique position to discover the answer to that question. Or to discover the question is unanswerable.

A freestanding novel, Glory Unbound continues the story begun in Adornments of Glory, following Arthur to Diluvia, Terra's sister planet. Is Arthur a hero? Does he become one? Or does he die? (a hint--the answer to at least one of those question, is "yes.")

[The Dark Staff Series - Book III]
Reluctantly leaving behind Brendan's world and their friends, Abby and Tristan follow a path into a darkness lit by diamonds, and find themselves in a place where magic is rarely known, and where evil doesn't always need the impetus of the Kiya to grow strong. But magic draws magic, even here -- and they are dropped into the care of a startled ship's captain -- who also happens to be a very powerful mage.

In order to track down and trap the Kiya, they join forces with an unusual array of allies, including the captain-mage, a smuggler who once held the Kiya -- and threw her away -- and a prince of questionable character.

Meanwhile, Tabor plays at a dangerous game with his demon father and the less than human High Priest, Braith. In an attempt to gain power of his own and free himself from his father's sadistic control, he secretly employs magics that help him stay a step ahead of the others in an attempt to gain the Kiya before Abby and Tristan collect yet another part of the prize.

The Earth has become the adopted home of a group of aliens who possess super abilities and have chosen to repay the world by fighting crime. Jake Mordant runs a private detective agency that, like others, is down on its luck because the super aliens' altruistic efforts are driving them out of business. Even the police in many large localities are feeling the pinch. Things are so bad that Jake even resorts to taking cases searching for missing pets.
Wordhunger was formed in 1999 as an Internet collaborative group for surreal and fantastical fiction and it had (and still has) an unquenchable thirst for the strange world of words, where words live and breathe and sound succulently and even mean something within the context of the stories we forged with the help of such words. It's hard to describe the process unpretentiously. That's because none of the Wordhunger collective have ever been unpretentious. All the writers here present speak with one voice.

Double Dragon Publishing will bringing to the reader an edition of WordHunger each year as it is released.
Dream Sequence and Other Tales from Beyond is not your typical anthology. The twenty short stories in Dream Sequence will task your mind, your emotions, the very way you see the universe. Steve Lazarowitz superbly blends fantasy, science fiction and horror into a speculative fiction cocktail that will challenge you to think at right angles to reality.
Follow the adventures of Simon Turkle, a government investigator in a fantasy world comprised of two vast and conflicting continents. The style and social strata of this world is similar to our own in the early Victorian era, although there are certain technological differences brought about by a relatively small population and vast natural resources. One continent is Republican, while the other which Turkle serves is Monarchist. The author paints on a canvas with dark colors that will remind you of Blade Runner and 1999. This is a dark fantasy and an alternate history all rolled up in one!
[sequel to Westchester Station] Return to Westhester Station, an intertimensional train station where you'll meet every manner of person from the Goddess Venus (for a make-over) to the keeper of the station. If you've read Westchester Station, you must read Westchester Station: The Assault!

This is an era where the youth or doubters no long accept what is told to them. No longer are they willing, like their parents to believe those in power are truly responsible and caring. Too many examples of their failure in parliament or from disasters seen on the nightly TV news have proved that trust is no longer possible. The governments? line, as well as the positions taken by big companies fall on disbelieving minds.

Someone using poisoned darts is killing people in Los Angeles and taking their heads! Is it a mad man, or a rogue native of Ecuador's Jivaro tribe of headhunters? Or both?! Det. Henry Warner, with the help of a beautiful anthropologist from Ecuador tries to track down the blowgun killer. And when the killer flees to the deep forests of Arizona, can Apache policemen capture him before he kills them all?!
The second of the NJ Mysteries finds newspaper reporter Natalie Joday once again facing a murder investigation that is way too close for comfort. But this time, when death strikes, the focus is on the Bergen Evening Star. It all starts in the most innocuous of ways, when the paper’s previously ignored advice columnist (finally) starts getting letters.
Natalie Joday, a newspaper reporter with a knack for getting at the facts, is pulled into a murder investigation by a tormented young woman's cry for help. But her compassion turns to fear when she discovers her brother, always a magnet for trouble, is somehow involved. A lifetime of painful run-ins with the legal system has left Natalie wary of the police, so she sets out to solve the case herself by uncovering the secrets of the past--even when the secrets are her own.
Del Mitchell is a horse rancher in Wadsworth, Nevada. He's also known as a man who never turns down a dare, no matter how brash or outrageous. Twila Bell is rumored to be a harbinger of disaster. Town gossips says she's accident-prone, maybe even a spell-casting witch. Her own kin call her the Bell from Hell. How can a man famous for taking reckless dares resist the temptation of pursuing romance with a girl like Twila Bell? And how could either of them guess their fateful meeting might presage the greatest luck of all?
Momento Mori (Latin for Reminder of Death) contains 36 of Angeline Hawkes-Craig’s speculative fiction stories. Each of these tantalizing tales remind the reader just how much death is interwoven into life. From Richard III to the American Civil War, history and horror are blended together to give a fear-filled twist to old perspectives. In the much published, ?The Foundling?, a horrific realization unfolds in an 18th century Foundling Hospital within the dirty, urban squalor of London, England. Also featured is the horror tale, ?Premonitions? ? a short, but terrifying story that was awarded Horror-Web’s Best of Horror-Web 2002 Contest Fiction award. In ?The Heir?, a witch helps shape the course of history and gives new meaning to Queen Mary's nickname, Bloody Mary. After your trip through history, suit up for a few journeys into unexplored space for a visit with monsters of a new sort. Take a journey to Tudor England ? run through the wilds of Scotland ? hop aboard a space ship to Mars ? But, wherever you venture, make sure you say your prayers and check behind you for vampires, ghosts and witches?because they?re all out there lurking ? waiting to remind you of death.

 In her first collection, Wendy Brewer takes you on a fast-paced journey through the dark and twisted channels of her mind with 15 tales of fear, insanity, lust, obsession and nail-biting terror.

Here is a collection of stories for those of you who shudder at the thought of gulping down one more of Aunt Ida's "famous" cookies, who dread facing another interminable discourse from Uncle Earl about pig farm economics. If the first few notes of "Away in a Manger" cause you to grab something sharp and look around frantically for an eye to stab it in this book was written for you.
In the future, whites have become a minority and are treated as second-class citizens by the colored majority. Whites are discriminated against, relegated to shantytowns and allowed to do only menial labor under segregation laws that are beginning to amount to little more than slavery. As conditions grow worse, white volunteers are worked to death in mine pits and the tar sands, where conditions are so brutal that serving as test subjects on alien planets begins to sound better than anything on earth, no matter what the danger.
In a time where a gov-drug addicted citizenry on Terra and the rest of closer known space are fascinated by infinite partitions of Teenage Angst holo-sitcom pablum, a burned out Prof decides to focus his attention on a senior theatre major in his Philosophy class at Proteus college, an odd phenomenon of a person, through known space, a person with massive traces of mutant pheromones. Hudson follows her until he ends up on a series of gossip-stalker networks filmed by small drone probes, good entertainment for billions of bored Terran viewers throughout the system. A juvenile effort, this very early first SF novel was written as soft (SF) surreal techno-fantasy.
This fantasy novel features psychic powers and a touch of steampunk in the otherwise pre-industrial world of Malga. Promono-Dei the World-Queen has a jewel called the Oracular Topaz which will answer any question, except about the future. Her great antagonist is Kordo-Strî, leader of the great naval dominion of Nobalos. Kordo-Strî manipulates people’s thoughts, but can't achieve full mind control.
A brand new science fiction novel from the author of The Sex Gates and The Pet plague. Twins Steve and Jane grow up in a dystopic earth ruled by giant corporations. Faster than light space travel has been discovered, but extracts a terrible price. The immutable mathematics of the theory dictate that only half the ships leaving earth will make it to their destination, and of those which do, only half will return safely to earth; hence the name: Crazy Ships. With those odds, crews and colonists are drawn from the criminal class or from political prisoners and sentenced to serve on a ship.
In 2039 Los Angeles, half ruined by devastating quakes, is in the hands of three policing forces -- the National Feds, the State Militia and the city's own Local force, all of them squabbling over jurisdiction. Religious intolerance grows under the watchful eye of the CCP, and survival is a precarious game of chance and cunning.

And in this maelstrom of disaster, two Local detectives, working on their first case together, try to find a drug dealer with a secret he's willing to sell -- if he lives long enough.

Unfortunately, Elias Singer is about to learn that his new partner has a dangerous secret all his own...
Eons ago powerful mages cursed all magical beings to walk the land only in the dead of the night. The people of Dodano hide behind their shuttered windows and locked doors, never looking upon the creatures in the moon light. Gradually growing to despise all magic, they have even turned against the mages and outlawed their powerful art.
They say the Spanish Flu started in the resort town of San Sebasian, Spain, but whether it did or didn?t it was one of the causes that helped end the First World War. The epidemic that spread across the world killed millions of people and the young were more susceptible than the middle aged.Thousands of soldiers on each side of the war died within days of contracting the disease.
Two tales to delight Korn lovers. Includes the novellas "The White Trash Witches Coven" and "Pavane for a Scream Queen".
Nineteen years ago, Executive Officer Joy Grant of the Rough Rider became the first human to set foot on Zorti. Captain Kirk Rogers bent regulations (not a new thing for that only son of a wealthy and privileged family!) by taking his ship uninvited into a system that was already inhabited, and by making contact on his own authority. He broke another rule when he accepted the local Elders? invitation and went down to the surface to meet with them himself, recalling his exec to the ship after she had established communication with the telepathic Zortians. Rogers continued doing things his own way when the Elders asked that he spend the night among them ? and after that night, his officers never saw him again.
A collection of stories from Jason Brannon. If you loved his other DDP collections and stories (Five Days on the Banks of the Acheron, Space Stations and Graveyards,Atrocitas Aqua,Scary Holiday Tales To Make You Scream) you're really going to love these!
Servitude never prepared Stracc to be a fugitive, nor did it prepare him for involvement in the affairs of nobles. Certainly, it never prepared him to deal with something as powerful as the Cursed Sword of Ariendal. Was the Sword responsible for his missing reflection, or was the cause even more sinister? With the help of the beautiful Thea along with Captain Taylor of the late king's guard and a host of unusual characters, Stracc must unravel the greatest conspiracy of all.
One second before the last program dropped, Stewart punched his last tracer, an automated information agent he had just adapted. And on it's tail rode the Nano Nuke. Asta La Vista, Baby.
For thousands of years man has traveled the galaxy using the corridors generated by the L'arobi Frame. Now, the Ami-Den Alliance seeks to gain control of the mechanism to satisfy their lust for conquest. There's only one problem... no one knows where it is.
Sheri L. McGathy, the author of such stories as The Ancient One (From Within the Mist anthology) and Thief of Dreams (Twilight Crossings anthology) presents her latest fantasy novel: Within the Shadow of Stone, a journey through legend and myth to the time of the standing stones. To a world where warriors are bound to the silent megaliths and the Shroud Born walks within the mist.
Bethany has hightailed it from the Big Apple to Aussieland where she basks in the breathtaking scenery and relishes her newfound baking success…and all the new bickies (Aussie dollars) she’s earning. If only she could whip up a recipe that helps her learn to trust men…at a time when she could use it most. When she renews a friendship with work colleague Paul “Johnny-on-the spot”—also from NYC—she’s battling memories of a childhood betrayal. Will she ever be able to get close enough to Paul to share her love of the Lord with him? How can she finally relax into a truly safe romantic love?
"Each age calls forth its own prophet, a poetic oracle who sees past the heavy drapery we call "the world" to the prime reality that lies beyond. You should feel both ecstatic and terrified that our age has elicited M. J. Hewitt as its prose-lapidarian. Ecstatic, for Hewitt himself truly resonates with the daemonic muse, a voice that echoes from the depths of Tartarus and beckons forth, by turn, angels, devils, monsters, and gods. And terrified, for Hewitt sings not of arm-in-arm brotherhood and cozy lovingkindness, but rather of Yeats's "blood-dimmed tide," an aeon drenched in gore-bespattered corpses and unrelenting pain for the pitiable humans left alive.

"BLOODLAND TALES shimmers with the decadent imagery that Clark Ashton Smith conjured so easily, and in these opalescent prose-poems Hewitt both acknowledges his debt to "Klarkash-Ton" and progresses even further into a darkness-drenched universe without redemption, mercy, or salvation. There is no way to reach out to those we care for; only broad-axe slashes that leave gaping wounds. There is no bright afterlife with grace and holiness; only transmogrification through pain and torture as humans become parasitic spirits who lure others into torment. Love is destined to end in disillusionment and despair, and we learn our world itself is the black-tinged dream of distant alien beings our brains cannot even comprehend, beings who survive only through our suffering.

"You will find no words of comfort in this scarlet landscape. But for those who are able to realize the Baudelairean beauty that lies in decay, the Sadeian pleasure of witnessing another's hopeless prayer for mercy, the Lovecraftian awe of glancing into unilluminated gulfs in which madness dwells, Hewitt fills our descent into chaos with exquisite scenes, mixed in equal parts, of glamour and gore.

"I've joined the Cult of Hewitt. It's time you signed your soul away and joined as well."
A co-ed flees out of the Muskoka woodlands of Canada pursued by a horrible creature. A beautiful psychic is being stalked by a deadly stranger. These incidents draw divorce attorney, Kyle Morrow, into a battle that leads him far beyond the courtroom, into a realm that exists between light and darkness... a land of nightmare and shadows. It is the battleground where good and evil clash, in a struggle for Morrow's life, his sanity, and ultimately his very soul. Twilight Dynasty is a tense, supernatural thriller. It tells the tale of the lives forever changed by Morrow's encounter with his mysterious adversary... the master of this twilight dynasty.
The Heart Stone. From the moment he learned of its existence, Aren Lohenrin, an adept of the Temple of the Sky Gods in Ruthher, knew he was destined to penetrate its secrets. The fist-sized purple crystal pulsed and glowed like a living thing, yearning to burst with the immense knowledge and Power the legends said the ancient Sky Gods themselves had stored within it.
If the suit fits, wear it.

What happens when a piece of technology is left behind, only to be found by the lesser developed inhabitants?
Wetbridge: The Tale of the Water Princess is a tale of reckoning. Wetbridge is tale that will take a lovely, but stubborn Princess to a dark and desperate place. Come and embark on this journey with Elexa, The Water Princess across a landscape of an extraordinary land of fantasy. Step lightly upon the lilies and come to a place unlike any you have experienced.
Book III of the Sex Gates Trilogy

The exciting conclusion to The Sex Gates trilogy. The mystery of the sex gates has at last been solved, but a horrible dilemma arises.

Whether it’s a young man trapped beneath the sea in the belly of an iron behemoth or an old women trapped within the confines of an abusive marriage, Michael McCrann paints dramatic portraits of people in unpleasant situations.  Sometimes they?re good people, sometimes they?re not-so-good, but always the characters that inhabit these dark worlds are fleshed-out in remarkably vivid dimensions. The twelve tales of dark fiction contained in Midnight Tableau are sophisticated, character-driven, and crafted for a discerning adult readership.  The stories include; Lured, La Ara?a Afortunada, Forever Isabella, What Needs Doing Will Get Done, Awake, Down the Cellar, The Rubbish Man, The Pledge, The Wail of the Banshee, The Lizard's Tale, Close Your Eyes, Sweet Angel and the novella, Coven of the Unwanted.  Each of the settings ? from the exotic to the commonplace ? are more than mere backdrops.  They are carefully fashioned to lure the reader into the fictional nightmare.  The plots are filled with thrills and twists.  The malevolent forces within range from creepy-crawlies and viscous garden gnomes to more esoteric antagonists like an evil little secret from the past.  But, ultimately, it will be the people ? the predators as well as the prey ? that remain to skulk in the mind for some time to come.

In just a few hours, Abner Hayes' wife and daughter are going to die, and the only way he can save their lives is to team up with a deadly computer virus and travel through time and space in a virtual universe that itself has only hours to live. Through suicidal game worlds, virtual landscapes that threaten to devour the unwary, and a series of insidious cyber traps, Abner and the virus must stay one step ahead of sinister forces that will stop at nothing to destroy his family in order to steal their incredible secret. Spliced with dark humor and intricate characters, The War Bug is a non-stop roller coaster thriller into a terrifying future.

A Time of Destinies - Elgard
[The First Book in the Destinies Trilogy]

It is a time of destiny in the lands around the Vall'nar Sea. The old gods, long abandoned and forgotten, are awakened, and seek to settle old scores and draw the tribes of mankind into a bloody death struggle. 

 

For thousands of years demiurges have ruled over the world of Gaea?first the Sky Gods, then the S'hazons. When the S?hazons predict that a comet will strike Gaea and destroy all life, they offer a way of escape to the adepts of the House of Lohenrin. They will open an interdimensional portal to a new world called Tarshan.
[Book II of the DaySpring Trilogy]
 
Elinna Serru dreams of becoming a Preceptor of the House of Lohenrin. The adepts of that ancient house are trained in the healing arts by the S'hazons, light beings who came to Atlaua from another dimension and aided the Preceptors in vanquishing war and disease. Elinna longs to realize the full potential of her natural khi power and develop her healing gift for the good of her people.
Throughout mankind's history, there has always been a fear of the dark and the strange. A terror of things which hide within shadows, and what may emerge from inside them... Perhaps another world brushes against our own, leaving a doorway open for something fantastic and malevolent to enter. Legendary creatures - have they ever existed? And if so, do they still walk the earth, in perpetual twilight, unknown and dangerous?

Understanding Low-Carb Dieting
LOW CARBOHYDRATE DIETING FOR YOUR DAY TO DAY LIVING

There has been so much talk about Low Carbohydrate dieting that it is no wonder many people are confused. Understanding Low-Carb Dieting will show you the basics of a low carbohydrate diet. It will not promote one diet over another; it will however provide you with the tools, menus and recipes that will allow you to incorporate Low-Carb Dieting into your day to day living. Expect to lose weight, if you pursue a low carbohydrate lifestyle, but also, expect to feel better as a side effect.
Understanding Low-Carb Dieting
LOW CARBOHYDRATE DIETING FOR YOUR DAY TO DAY LIVING

There has been so much talk about Low Carbohydrate dieting that it is no wonder many people are confused. Understanding Low-Carb Dieting will show you the basics of a low carbohydrate diet. It will not promote one diet over another; it will however provide you with the tools, menus and recipes that will allow you to incorporate Low-Carb Dieting into your day to day living. Expect to lose weight, if you pursue a low carbohydrate lifestyle, but also, expect to feel better as a side effect.

Epiphanies and revelations?. Each of the ten stories contained in this strangely wondrous collection explore the oftentimes mysterious, sometimes miraculous, nature of belief.  From cobwebbed basements to desert wastelands, these stories offer up a host of dark landscapes where outside forces intrude upon our daily lives and manifest opportunities for change -- both physical and spiritual.

Dark Demons: Tales of Obsession, Possession, and Unnatural Desire

They are the places we refuse to visit, but can't help but feel drawn there.  They are the thoughts we avoid thinking, but in the end they take over our minds.  They are the desires that unknowingly burrow into our hearts and infect the rest of our lives.  They are the demons found in Dark Demons, a collection of sixteen stories that reveal the personal horrors of characters possessed by loss and obsessed by their own fears and failures.  From the extremes of the overtly erotic and the savagely brutal to the subtleties of the melancholy and macabre, these stories offer up a glimpse into the darkest mirror possible: the human psyche.

THE FISHERMAN'S SON is a children's novel filled with fantasy, adventure and the heroic qualities of a brave, young boy. At the same time, it includes accurate and beautiful descriptions of life under the ocean, villages similar to those of real nineteenth century island villages, and cities similar to those of ancient Greece and Rome. Part of the book is based on research accounts of what may have happened to Atlantis if it once existed.
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Twenty-one tales of imagination and wonder ranging from the humorous to the adventurous to the tragic. Visit far-flung locales, journeying from ancient China to besieged fortresses to exotic alien landscapes, each inhabited by its own unique kind of miracles; psychic leeches, flying cities, paintings that spring to life, and mystical battles that span the aeons. Heroes and villains come in many forms with barbarians battling deranged tyrants, glamorous jewel thieves tackling ancient goddesses, eccentric inventors confronting foes that defy all scientific logic. Join these and others in their search for love, truth, identity, and redemption.

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Hate was in his genes and ever since his ancestor Karl Toxopeus had fought the Zulu horde and endured British occupation and their concentration camps, he and Boer ancestors hated the British and anyone remotely associated with them. Becoming a German spy and going to America to uncover the truth about the Manhattan Project was his way to ensure that Germany would win the war and the British would lose it. His discovery in America showed that once the Americans had joined the British after Pearl Harbour, America had turned into a huge industrial giant producing planes, ships, bombs and anything that would help them defeat Hitler and his Nazis.

There is a secret history to the World and it is known to only a few. Beyond the history books and behind the headlines, there are mysteries that can never be revealed, unbelievable stories that can never know the light of day. Only a small group of brave, dedicated men and women dare know these things. Only a few can know the unknowable. They are the protectors, the soldiers who hold back the onslaught of Darkness. For centuries, they have worked in the shadows, keeping the enemies of civilization at bay.

This is a novel that travels through time. Back to the time of the Vikings and their voyages to the new world; it also covers events in the Second World War when an American soldier murders a fellow solider to assume his identity and it takes you to the present to a researcher working on the Arlington cemetery on a village where escaped slaves once lived. Follow a mystery where a young woman meets a medical student, a veteran from the Vietnam war and find out how the past becomes merged in the present.
Meghan and Georgina befriend a boy, Lars Petersen, in their class and find that he’s frustrated, lonely and missing his friends back in Norway. Georgina helps him with his English and Math and discovers that his hobby relates to the history of the Vikings. Through her initiative she gets one of her friends who Meghan helped rescue his prized racehorse in the Bag of Bones Mystery to help Lars in his search for the truth about the Vikings in America. This friend has a sailing vessel and he allow them to sail his yacht up the east coast in search of likely places where Lars Petersen believes are undiscovered landing sites where the Vikings reached New England. This is an adventure both in the present and in the past as we discover and experience the journey that one Viking longboat took in its exploration from Iceland and the search by a modern Viking descendent to prove how masterful the Vikings were in their exploration of the world in the 10th century.
While waiting to attend a summer ballet dance school in Long Island, New York, Georgina and Meghan two 16-year olds help their uncle in an archaeological dig on one of America’s wonders of the ancient world where a city of 20,000 people rivaled anything in Europe in the 12th century. There they work on beautiful artifacts and discover a love stone, a tear that joined two people together even in death. A break-in into the tent storing the artifacts becomes one of many robberies in the archaeological world. Back at their summer dance school one of the student instructors is wearing a small necklace that holds an Indian artifact and it leads the girls into a ring of thieves who are responsible for many similar robberies of priceless records of man’s history in America.
Throughout time, man has been an unwitting pawn in the battle waged between heaven and hell. The seductive wiles of evil threaten to consume humanity’s inherently good nature, with one soul hanging in the balance, a soul that could tip the scales to either side in this eternal combat. Luke Masterson, loving father and devoted husband, is that man. Made in God’s image, yet birthed from politics and spawned in the very fires of purgatory, his is a grand destiny, a fate that would bring damnation to mankind and hell to this earth. With the final battle drawing near, Luke must determine to which side his allegiances lie, with his deceptive father, or with the aging minister who reaches out to him to draw him to the light. Can he change his destiny and rage against his very nature, or is he cursed to succumb to it? Every trial, every series of events in his life has been a test to prepare him for this moment, where the outcome of the war is in his hands alone. Is the intrinsic gift of free will enough to sway him from ruination and defy his predestined ascension to the demonic throne? Perhaps? but hell’s not taking any chances?
Kestryl, the Bladesman of High Gondylar, has every reason to believe Penthor, the heir to the Gondylarian throne, has committed treason. Yet, Penthor’s assassins have failed and Kestryl sets off on a long journey to find Cyanne, the true heir to the throne. Exiled at the age of five, Cyanne is now a young woman and could be anywhere. Even if he finds her, Kestryl has no idea what she might be like, or whether she will choose to return to the Great Dukedom.

Science. Magic. Both sources of unimaginable power. All that prevents ultimate control, ultimate power, is that science and magic do not exist in equality in the same dimension.

This is Jonathan Lyons? second novel and is titled Machina. It is a speculative, metaphysical, philosophical, and very unusual novel that pulls in notions about reality from quantum mechanics, string theory, various religious tomes, Descartes, Eastern notions of reality and the universe, the Schroedinger probability wave, Heisenberg’s Uncertainty Principle, and more, to deal with the question of what happens when "God," whatever that is, dies. Who finds out, and how? And what would they do to set things right? Grand conspiracy and the old Remote Viewing psychic spy programs come into play.

Daniel has been trained by the Roman Church to rescue those who have sold their souls to the Prince of Darkness. God often intervenes and offers a final opportunity for repentance as long as it happens before the man in the tall hat arrives for his payment. After forty years of service as a Redeemer, Daniel is called upon for one last assignment. He survives attempts on his life, joins up with a team of physicists at a Top Secret lab, and becomes part of an experiment where three people are transported into the depths of Hell to stop the conquest of earth by demonic forces. If you believe that God and the Devil struggle over every human soul; if you believe in the possibility that Heaven and Hell are real; or even if you believe that all of us can use a second chance this is the book for you.

"Calico" is something of a breakthrough novel in that it spans a bridge which is only now opening for two-way traffic. The author describes "Calico" as a "western/romance/adventure/mystery with a twist"...the twist being that its cowboy hero/protagonist just happens to be gay.

This collection of tales comes from the quill of Penemue, fallen angel and bringer of ink and pen to the children of men. Listen as he recounts his tales, both new and old, of his brethren demons when they  walked the earth of men. This volume contains twelve stories from the darkest new authors in horror today. Tales that will not only haunt you, but will also delight.

Young Jann was one of the most talented adepts the Academy had ever seen, and, as his Master Speritus believed, someday his magical abilities would take him far. If only it weren?t for one obstacle: Jann was not of royal birth, and as a Plebeian the Quirinabi hierarchy would never permit him to obtain a high office at the palace. Had they forgotten that Jann was also a former gutter brat who had once been a promising thief on Market Street? He knew how to break the rules to get what he wanted.
SARA DULANEY PUGH is a young Christian woman who has been seeing and speaking to the dead since she was three-years-old. As she grew older, Sara’s difference frightened her, making her think she was a “devil child.” But God sent blue bubbles to comfort her and her bubbles follow her even today.
This book is a good example of what comes from mixing politics and beer. It resulted from a night of camaraderie and debauchery with my brothers. Sometime during the festivities, one of us thought up the idea of what might happen should a real, though intelligent, Redneck ever get to the White House. We all laughed like crazy at the prospect and had great fun discussing various scenarios and situations. Perhaps we also vented some of our frustration at the labyrinthine entanglements of our present political process and how it works or doesn?t work. At any rate, once I sobered up, I thought the idea might make a good book.
Someone wants Francine Devereux dead! She has no idea why. An attempt to kill her is prevented by Jaarl Larssonn, an engineer from Alaska’s North Slope oil fields where something mysterious--and deadly--is happening at an experimental pump station.

Crossings features twelve stories at the intersection of genres, set in worlds disturbingly familiar and far distant. Science fiction, fantasy, horror, mystery, and romance elements converge to produce a whole greater--and stranger--than the sum of its parts.

Retired film star Flora Fielding was diagnosed with cancer. Her solution: she had herself put into suspended animation, and invested her fortune in cancer research. She expected to return to life in five to ten years -- but is awakened into an utterly different world, 1433 years later.

He is the ghost eater, and he has no name.

Robbed of his life and his identity, his only purpose is to fulfill the quest the animal spirits have given him: leave his people and journey into the land of the Enemies. Find an Enemy woman?and make of her an ally.

Immortality isn?t all it’s cracked up to be. Yet what if you have no choice? Worse, what if you do have a choice? Enjoy a dark fantasy from the word processor of award-winning author Patrick Welch, author of The Body Shop, Westchester Station and Brendell; Apprentice Thief.
After a tragic accident in a Seattle truck stop, the enigmatic antagonist Michael journeys home to his reclusive family in their mansion atop Mt. Foraker, in Alaska. There, upon the snowy peak of Champion Mountain, Michael will confront the dark secrets of his past, his family, and his origins’secrets which he has desperately avoided for nearly two decades. Champion Mountain is an apocalyptic tale of family, politics, responsibility, bitter resolve, and dysfunction.

The saga continues, sequel to WolfHeart.

Kings, Lords, and generals are winding up dead, all from the same cause. When Lord Zodiac and one of his wives are found dead, Samantha discovers that a clever assassin is at work. Being young and full of raging hormones, she is not the best choise to hunt the killer down. Her demonic looks and the occasional flare of temper makes her a rather poor choise. However, she is the only one who can ?feel? the assassin’s presence.

Hate manifests itself in many forms. For the Irish and those linked to the IRA, hate seeps from every pore and it is directed to the British who have humiliated Ireland. Patrick O?Connor released with hundreds of other IRA prisoners still has a burning desire to harm the enemy of Ireland and he takes his plot to England to the very symbol of Britain’s greatest engineering feat, the umbilical cord that links Britain to the Europe, the Chunnel and against Andrew McCain, a police officer who killed his brother.
For twenty years Earth has been exploring the stars using faster-than-light stardrives whereby a manmade black hole pulls the ship through space. Dangerous to themselves and everything in the vicinity, the twenty-four starships, led by the flagship Horizon, have opened up new worlds to colonize.
TWISTED TAILS IV: Fantastic Flights of Fantasy is overflowing with some of the strangest fantasies you’re likely to find on-or off this planet. So, watch yourself...there be dragons here. And vampires. And sorcerers bearing all sorts of mischief. Beasts, goblins and ghouls aplenty. And things that poke with sharpened sticks at the unprepared mind. They crouch in the recesses, ready to spring at the slightest provocation or opportunity. The sort of things that hide in deep shadows and lurk in the darkness of night...or cavort in the full light of day, trundle, creep, crawl and dance their way across the stage of your imagination. Some of the works presented here are fearsome, level five heart-stoppers and others are downright funny. All are twisted. Twisted in the manner that only our convoluted cogitators...our warped, wonderful word-workers can provide.
In all the universe, there exists only one sentient species: Humankind. Originating from Earth, by the 31st Century humans have reached acoss the galaxy thousands of light years, never finding another race or species that was sentient.
Gargantuan global software monopoly Expedite Corporation set out to create an artificial intelligence to serve as a semi-sentient server manager of the world’s information networks. Their success wildly exceeds their expectations, but comes at a very human cost.
Raised in the giant state-run orphanages, John Smith risked everything to purchase his freedom and become one of the Privileged. But when he discovers he has been betrayed, he realizes only he can save himself from those seeking him both on Earth and in space. But can he?

Luci was trudging through a terrible storm to get help -- Jeff had once more beaten Mom in one of his marijuana rages, this time breaking her arm.

Unexpectedly, a boy came to her rescue, and offered his assistance. Only, this was no ordinary boy. He fixed all of Mom’s injuries -- and then the horror started. But horror turned into something else, and Luci became part of a team to help save humanity.

The Terran/Martian Wars are over. Earth has been devastated by sixteen years of asteroid bombardment. Civilization on Mars is gone. Civilization on Earth is teetering on the brink. Three hundred and eighty-five million dead. Billions more emigrated to other planets.

The year is 2071 and there’s a serial killer loose in Atlanta. Lieutenant Jak Decker, a homicide cop, is on the case but is getting nowhere. As the body count mounts, his boss assigns him a partner, the smart and beautiful Detective Cassandra Smith. Decker, a tough, wise-cracking loner, doesn’t want a partner, especially when he finds out she’s an android.

As a computer gamer, Brian enjoyed the occasional trip into VR. But now he faced the ultimate game, the ultimate trip, the ultimate adventure ...

The story of Simon Turkle continues with this short story by Conan McPhee.

When Dena Harris and her two daughters moved into the house in tiny Benevolence, Oklahoma, they didn?t realize they?d be sharing it with several ghosts, one of which has diabolical plans for Dena’s youngest daughter. As the ghosts grow stronger and Dena grows weaker, she soon finds herself trapped in the house, her worst fear about to be realized.
Sex spurred the Internet’s growth in the late 20th century. In the middle of the 22nd, sex drives the automaton industry. Seventy years after the Holy Wars officially ended, ?tons are needed. The world is a smaller place; its population has climbed back to over a billion, former coastal areas are under water and much of the Pacific Rim has disappeared into the Pacific.

"Trust no one", the Immortal told Captain Dav Vad. Her ship and crew held hostage, the Dishonorably Discharged Ex United Universe pilot is marooned on the planet Chosen. With the help of her two Arti Intel German Shepherds, she is given a mission to find a King Attuicus that has mysteriously disappeared. On the trail of the King, she rescues a young Roman girl, meets a woman who can heal with a touch and a Prince and General on their way to defend the City of Ka?an from the Barbarians. But, one of them is a spy and soon they will possess the knowledge of how to destroy the city and bring the downfall of the New Roman Empire.

In the end, Dav realizes she trusted the wrong person.

Terris Firedragon is not quite human -- but he’s not a dragon either, despite his name. Inheriting a curse from his grandfather, he’s made the best of life. Now his friends are in danger and he’s been drawn into the trouble just by association. He puts his unique talents -- and the curse -- to work for a good cause.

The process of finding and getting the right job is old -- a concoction of some higher power to make most stable and confident people feel nervous, anxious, overwrought, tense, and generally self-conscious at a very important time when they need all their faculties!

This book will help you to pinpoint your weaknesses and form a plan that will help make you more effective during this critical time.

Raven is not liked or even trusted at the King’s Court. However, as the King’s Messenger he has understood is duty and never failed, even when he’s faced with a final message that could mean his death.
When the main character dies in the first ten pages, where can a story go from there? Primarily: to Hell and back again. But there is a price for returning from The Road, for coming back from the dead. Olivia Claria Severus is a patrician woman in Ancient Italy. She is a senator’s daughter, a senator’s wife, and now, at nineteen, a mother at last. Her troubles begin with her son’s birth and her death mere moments later. She finds herself on The Road to the River Styx to await the Ferryman, but before she even has her fare or sees the ripples in the water heralding the approaching boat, she is ripped back to the world of the living and into her weakened body. It is then that she learns the truth about Aeschylus, her aged playwright: He is a vampire, and now, so is she. Unfortunately, something at the river with power saw her, and covets her for its own, and will do ANYTHING to get her.

No one likes to lose a favorite relative, but it’s far worse when that person is murdered.
Dushan was already three days dead when I met him....

Left to die in the tomb of a murdered Kolti priest, Prince Tahir finds
himself working to avenge the death of someone he never knew, at least in
life. (Originally published by Eggplant Productions, Winter Sampler 2000)
Father Daniel travels half the world to meet a woman who is not what she seems. It isn?t until he starts running from the law that he realizes this latest assignment to redeem a soul may be the most unusual of his career--another episode in the Soul Redeemer Series. Join Father Daniel (from Tall Man in the Hat) as he works against time and the authorities to bring a soul back into the fold of God.
Together again...

Award-winning fantasy authors Jeanine Berry, Sheri L. McGathy, Shannah Biondine, and Jeanne Allen reunite to bring you TWILIGHT CROSSINGS II, another extraordinary anthology born within the enchanted realms of twilight.
There is nothing sweet about Sweet Darkness, the latest feat from skilled writer and editor Richard Logsdon.  Darkness, a collection of fifteen short stories for the very mature reader, is an exploration of the world of the lost and the damned.  In fact, in one of the collection’s sharpest pieces, ?In Hell,? the narrator describes the work’s hero, Sandra, and the antagonist, Father Harold Blackstone, as individuals ?absorbing each other’s darkness.? And in many respects that is exactly what each of the characters who inhabit these stories does.  They are people, who are caught up, some by choice and others by circumstance, in the brutality of devil worship, pornography, sexual obsession, and sacrifice. 
The sudden theft of the museum’s prized fossil begins the disappearance of children in the small rural community of Spoonerville. It is only through the ingenuity of Andrew and Michael that the truth of why these terrible events are happening and what the fossil actual is. But without a way of stopping the fossil and his guarding creatures the world might find itself under the command of these fierce creatures from another world.
Cold Case Mysteries is a compilation of two wonderful mystery stories by Karen Lewis. They’ll catch you on the first page and keep you glued to the pages to the bloody end!
Kevin Leary, flawless to the world but haunted by his grandfather’s murderous legacy, seeks refuge at a lakeside cottage that appears idyllic but overlooks the underwater ruins of an asylum for criminally insane children. Tormented by visions of the fire that killed the inmates decades earlier, Leary flees with his family in the dead of night. But the morning sun finds him in a rowboat with a bloody oar in his hand and his family mysteriously vanished. Leary must overcome the demons ? both above and below the surface ? that threaten to pull them all under.
The scientists on Mars have problems, not the least of which are experimental mice that somehow got lose during a quake. Between political power plays, mice in everything and damage from the quake, the people stationed at the Carter Complex already have more trouble than they can handle... but there is more on the way.
Something has followed Tim Smith for all his life as he found himself shuffled from one foster family to another. Now, at eighteen, he’s decided to escape the city.

He’s found peace in a small Maine town....

But he can?t outrun the trouble that has followed him all his life.
Elaenor was a quiet girl who never seemed to quite fit in with other people. And there was a very good reason: she wasn’t a person. She was a Calean trapped in a human body for the past 1000 years.
Norman Mark was a politician with skeletons in his closet. Literally.
A dark presence spans the four provinces of Sera. Amid the Northern War and Southern Plague, monstrous creatures rule the night. They hail from the shadows and ravage the land, fearing only the precious rays of dawn. These nightmares prey upon as well as taint that which lives.
The first age was the Age of Arrival, at the end of which the Spirits were banished from the world and the First Gods vanished.

A young guitarist yearning to hit the big time. A spurned woman looking for revenge. A rock n? roll god with a dangerous history. The Orpheus Industry takes readers on a tumultuous journey where one man’s quest for stardom may lead him to sacrifice everything. Caught up in somebody else’s game, can Oscar discover who is pulling the strings, and can he bear to give up the dance?

Set in a parallel world where the Greek gods never went away, this tale of sex, drugs, rock n? roll, mythology and mayhem weaves together the patterns of classical stories with modern urban humour, dark fantasy, eroticism and political intrigue. It’s fast-paced and always entertaining, and you won?t want to put it down.

The corporate-funded police force of Old New York dropped its investigation into a man’s mysterious death by fire. Spontaneous human combustion is the rumored cause, but a down-and-out private detective, a former member of the Old New York Police Force, soon learns that this wasn?t the only man to die this way.

There is a world that exists within our world. It is the world of shadow. A realm where anything is possible, a world where nothing is as it seems, a world that few have ever seen and returned to tell the tale.

In this world new kinds of monsters are born, the likes of which have never been seen by human eyes, new kinds of terror exist and new fears are discovered.

Sometimes this world crosses into our own, it is then that we get our first glimpses of it, such as when gooseflesh crawls up you arm or when the hair stands up on the back of your neck. It is when you feel you are not alone in the room or that you are being watched, when you are afraid to enter the dark cellar alone or refuse to keep the closet door open when you go to bed for the night.

It is in the darkness, the shade and the shadows that this realm takes shape and form, reaching out and calling to us in an everlasting attempt to ensnare us, to tempt us and claim us for their own.

Some have entered this world and been touched by it. Some of those have come back to tell the tale and some? have not. These are there stories.

So come take my hand and let me take you in the realm of shadow, just for a little while.
Raven travels to France to fulfill her destiny as Queen of the Vampires only to discover her family was slaughtered while asleep in their crypt by Vlad Tepes. Demitrius Volcheck is Vlad’s grand-nephew, assassin and Raven’s lover. Armand Lavoissiere is the human who accidentally bumps into Raven while feeding in an alley, dragging him into her bizarre underworld. Basil is the vampire who makes protecting Armand difficult. But Raven’s biggest danger is Malachi: Demon Angel of Blood Lust and creator of the vampire species.
The people of Masterville Valley carry prions in their bodies that could make the world a much better place-but most of humanity will never willingly accept them, for once infected, a person is able to reason much better, rejecting religious, sexual and political dogma. Being born with the prions or trying to infect others with them carries a death penalty in most Islamic nations. In America and the rest of the world, the Masterville prions have become a political football because religious leaders are so utterly opposed to them, despite compelling evidence that they imbue their carriers with a much saner life style, both sexual and social. When a newly elected moderate president is assassinated, his successor again begins using a secret cabal of the National Security Agency to spread lies and deception about Masterville Valley and its prions. The happy, peaceful people of the valley are forced to fight back, and they begin their battle by secretly spreading their prions out into the world, including the halls of congress and into the president’s own inner circle. But will the prions take effect in time to save them from zealots intent on completely destroying the people of Masterville valley and the hope for a peaceful earth it represents?
Officer Richard Berry has a problem. Not only has a smuggling ring for robotic transistors (that would enable robotic terrorism) set up shop in his district, but a fellow officer had turned up dead in the lake. So now Berry must infiltrate the neighborhood posing as an immature Dysfunctional robot ? a robot that looks and acts very much like a human ? to find the culprits. But who knew that in this disguise he would meet Dannielle Lawrence, the woman of his dreams? A hardboiled police whodunit of the future ? where robots and people interact -- when they shouldn?t.
Finding a key leads two brothers into finding a cave that holds a terrible secret. Within the hidden chambers lies a golden sarcophagus. In the coffin is an insane pharaoh suspended in sleep for centuries and who is waiting for his trusted follower to insert the special necklace that will awaken him. If he regains his powers then the world will be lost and it is up to Andrew and Michael and their friends to find a way to prevent it from happening.
Exploring Sapper’s Bog brings Michael and his friends upon the strange tree where dozens of shoes and boots have been nailed to its trunk. A sudden movement in the nearby bushes and the appearance of a strange creature drives them screaming home in fright. Their experience becomes important when suddenly there are thefts in their town, and health concerns over an epidemic downstream, which leads them into searching for the truth about Sapper’s Bog and the time of the First Word War. The exploration of an underground labyrinth of tunnels and its sudden flooding leaves Michael trapped as the water rises and threaten to drown him. Alone and nearly in total darkness his only hope is that his friends can get help and somehow rescue him before it’s too late, when suddenly a cold hand touches his shoulder and he discovers he is not alone.
A strange and unexpected call from a lawyer brings the Small family to the Bahamian islands where an ancestor lost his only daughter in a kidnapping 150 years ago. Michael, Andrew and Meghan have the keys to discover what happened to this young girl whose painting is almost identical to Meghan. But they have to deal with a zombie who under a blood oath taken so many years ago awakens to find where the young girl has been kept for 150 years when the Sorceress put a curse on him and left the girl, Georgina, under the care of her pet.
A letter from an elderly aunt brings the Small family to Britain. There the children discover that Dame Hesselford, their mother’s great aunt is being haunted. They decide to find out what is happening and why someone is trying to force the old lady from her home. Their search brings them into the mystery of the lost treasure of Queen Boadicea, a British queen who fought against the Romans. Their attempt at solving the mystery brings them into an underground passage and when their way to escape is blocked, it is up to the ingenuity of the children to find a way out.
To the unaccustomed traveler, the overlands is a place where temperature swings and fluctuations in humidity bring on rapid fatigue; where the sun washes the body with searing ultra-violet rays that accelerate aging and decay; and where technology is abandoned in favour of hard toil and long work days. But worst of all, it’s a place of mortality.

That didn?t worry Carlos though. A shadow-hopper through and through, he left behind his high-tech, psychedelic world to indulge in the simple life. But now he’s vanished, and its up to his reluctant klassmates to find him.

The author of The Other Side of Infinity offers a collection of short stories and a novella that entices and dares the reader to suspend disbelief. Typical Kane, a vein of cynicism immersed in a strange brew of humor and sobriety snakes through these pages. Take a bumpy ride through a turbulent sea of extraterrestrials, ghosts, bizarre science, time travel, alternative realities, a teetering human psyche, a perilous manifest destiny.... Enjoy!

Michael Cavandish’s PHD thesis about the shortcomings of stealth aircraft wins him more than just his PHD at a very young age. When an F117 stealth bomber is shot down by a third world country he is also awarded the rank of Major in the armed forces and conscripted into service to find an answer to this problem. He soon finds terrorists literally in his own back yard preparing to destroy the eastern seaboard.
Evil just got a whole lot funnier.
Eastern California, 1942: Alone, Tsuko Ataki strolls the boundaries of Tulenar Internment Camp. Too late, he sees the silver wolven creature waiting in the full moon’s light. The creature leaps. His head trapped in the werewolf’s jaws, Tsuko Ataki can?t even cry out as he’s dragged through the barbed wire ?
 
Be prepared for a wild werewolf adventure with bizarre twists never read before. In the aftermath of Japan’s attack on Pearl Harbor, Captain Maxwell Pierce commands Lakeside Assembly Center, where Japanese-Americans are processed for internment camp. Bitten during another tour of duty, Max believes the beast was by nothing more supernatural than a rabid timber wolf.
 
The head of Tulenar Internment Camp is political hard-baller Doris Tebbe. Like Max, she doesn?t believe in werewolves. Only David Alma Curar, a Navajo healer who has tracked Max’s bloody trail, believes in the evil that stalks the camp. But this werewolf hunter doesn?t want to kill Max. He has his own reason for keeping him alive.
Set four years after the events in Fallen Angels, FALLEN ANGELS BIOGENESIS picks up the story of Jake Silver and Alex Robison and their crusade to find the truth about the existence of alien intelligence!

SOMEONE HAS SURVIVED THE DESTRUCTION OF AREA 51.

Now, they have a new plan to bring the world to its knees: an extraterrestrial virus with the combined destructive power of Ebola, the Hanta Virus, and the common Flu strain has been unleashed on the United States of America. It’s up to Private Investigator Jake Silver and Dr. Alex Robinson to find a way to stop the virus, and save the lives of billions. Along the way they will encounter a few familiar faces, as well as a host of new ones. Will they be in time to stop this new biological threat?

From the author of Fallen Angels comes a novel filled with intrigue, mystery, and action. This thriller is sure to keep you turning the pages from beginning to end!
Lazette Gifford, Managing Editor of Vision: A Resource for Writers (http://lazette.net/vision) and the owner/site administrator of Forward Motion for Writers (http://fmwriters.com ), presents a collection of essays on the philosophy and act of writing. The collection of short essays covers everything from accepting that you are a writer to setting goals, and from writing short stories to resurrecting older manuscripts.

She also hopes to convey the joy she has found in writing and the enthusiasm that can help writers past the disappointment of plot lines that don?t quite work and the inevitable rejections, while still maintaining their love of creating stories.
John Leary of the NYPD Detective Squad is investigating the Noble Affair. His ex, Marcella, has been assigned the same case as a reporter for the Tribune. They both need information; so who’s using who?
In this book, depression breaks the signal. Depression has hid Jacob Sims from himself for his entire life. Then, one day, depression is gone. Jacob learns what he’s been kept from and who’s kept him from it.
Emily, now that World War II is almost over, yearns for an end to bloodshed. She longs for family, but not one that includes her new stepmother. Carol, though, is preferable to Vivienne, the medieval sorceress who vanquished Merlin. Emily can’t believe the ugly visions in her head, can’t believe a witch from a past century still exists and wants something from her, something far from peaceful…

A short "gotcha" science fiction story of alien invasion by best selling author Darrell Bain. The aliens are tiny but powerful. Things looks bad for earth until a marine general decides to give the aliens a lesson in English.

Welcome to the America of your childhood fantasies. When traveling carnivals came and left seemingly overnight, when the fish your father caught was related to dinosaurs, and when that strange animal you found in the ditch obviously was a space alien.

In this collection of stories, return to the land of innocence and imagination. Prepare to laugh, to be scared senseless, and above all, to remember what it was like when a simple towel around your neck made you the greatest superhero of them all.
Sir James Greybold, a crusading Templar Knight, falls victim to a plot conceived by those to whom he has sworn allegiance. Dishonored and accused of treason, he finds his true enemies are hidden among his own ranks, and the tower of his code weakened by the siege of lies laid against him. Left for dead in the desert of Palestine, he survives, but is seduced by the lure of vengeance and sets upon a new quest, one forbidden him by oath, one called evil by men of knowledge and spoken so by God.

Whose voice will Greybold heed? The compelling demands of his own desire? Or the quiet whisper of his conscience?
The Alliance Live Action Role-Playing game has chapters all over the country and this rules system is based on over 20 years of use. Included are large sections explaining how a LARP works, what you can expect to find, advice on how to get the most out of the game, and plenty of pictures, charts and graphs. The rules themselves are easy to understand and designed to provide the most fun, so players can jump right into the game without having to spend hours studying or arguing over silly details.

Michael A. Ventrella is one of the fathers of modern live-action role-playing games in the United States, having helped form the first major LARP in 1989.

This edition also includes table-top rules if you don't have a chapter near you or don't feel like getting out for the exercise!
Fate has a gun aimed at the hearts of Joy Gambini and Dante D’Angelo. If a happily-ever-after exists for either of them it won’t be found in their undercover assignments.
Mark Conner wants to be a pianist, but when he transfers to Southeastern Louisiana University, he is told he doesn?t have the talent. Mark’s obsession with Sergei Rachmaninoff, the great Russian composer, and his fascination with the Occult lead to a horrific tale of desire, fame, and revenge.

"...Korn has fed upon Poe, Lovecraft and Richly Sinewed Music, but above all upon himself! I thought the first two-thirds of Rachmaninoff’s Ghost splendid, but its last third of Jungian nightmare literally took my head off. If Korn’s photo is not on the front of Time magazine, as a result, injustice will sure be done..." -- D.F. Lewis

"Michael Korn is a protean talent, slouching roughly toward Bethlehem." --Jeff VanderMeer
Dure is a city where dreams die, a dark and gritty mining settlement under the heel of the imperial Talarian League. The city walls draw a prison of fog on coastal cliffs around Elysa Ustanon, a prostitute who learns that she is the first of three prophesied Dreamers who will shatter the illusion of reality." Sea storms bring Rourke Artomey, a famed investigator and man of science running from his own illusions. Rourke works to end a rash of abductions that have plagued Dure but quickly finds himself staring down Elysa’s strange powers.
The City of the Golden Sun is the sequel to the well-received children’s fantasy adventure novel, The Fisherman’s Son. In the first book, the main character, Wiley O?Mara, rescued six boys trapped in an ancient city submerged beneath the ocean. Now he and the other boys return to ?The City of the Golden Sun.? Once there, Wiley takes a backseat to Keegan, the son of King Reginauld, and to the magnificence of the ancient city itself. Wiley and his friends immerse themselves in the daily life of the city, so that both Wiley and the reader can truly experience ?The City of the Golden Sun.? In the third book, it will be up to Wiley and the boys to bring news of this ancient culture to the now impoverished island.
In these fourteen tales, Erik Tomblin examines the darker landscapes in our lives, which we know exist, but refuse to explore for fear of the truth. From the classic question of a soul’s existence to an inter-dimensional, tragic love story, Casting Stones portrays the unexpected consequences of those who dare acknowledge these frightening regions of mind, space and time.

There are whispers of slain men and of bodies being discovered all around the Saint Louis area of the 1920s. In Grantsville a gangster turns his eyes on a vibrant eighteen-year-old named Gloriana Fuller. Jack Diamond dresses like the movie star, Rudolph Valentino. His automobile is long and sleek and extravagant. While Gloriana finds his presence electrifying, she suspects he may be the notorious Eddie Richardson who beds very young women and drowns men in the river. Hadn?t he served time in jail on bootlegging charges?

After a hasty marriage they enjoy a steamy relationship. But the fruit of their love possesses a rotten core. Law enforcement agencies are paid off; Eddie reigns with a firm hand, keeping all competitors out. Gloriana is blinded by love until the horrendous truth unveils. Gloriana realizes Eddie’s evil side after she catches him with a girl in bed at his lair at the Moonlight Inn. He disgusts her. His gang kills, plunders, rapes, and profits from illegal moonshine. And their evil deeds are raising political interest in Washington. Prohibition laws made Eddie rich and he will not change his ways, not even for Gloriana.

But there’s a train speeding toward him on the same track, a stranger in Grantsburg seeking to end Eddie’s career...and win his wife. But can even the rugged, handsome Prohibition Agent T.W. Walker save her and send Eddie Richardson to prison? Washington lawmen soon descend on the area, arresting everyone who aided Eddie; and that includes Gloriana. Is it too late for her, or can she and the lawman get the evidence he needs to send Eddie to prison for life?

Samever is an ancient city, with ancient ways. Soon the lives of its people will change forever.

"I am recording: Tim Meadows here doing his thesis: The matrix of grave markers are neatly trimmed in the evanescent moonlight. Helixes of crickets surround the paddock of mist. Silent screams bob up from cavernous graves of the recent dead. The banks of mausoleums stand on the north end flanking a thatch of dark woods. That is where the man lies who is forever alone. For a change he is sleeping both day and night. Then perhaps he will trap himself in the brick walls for two days in a row, mouthing Gregorian chant. Yes, he is a religious man. He scribbles astral charts and makes little Christian fishes like the symbol from 1000 A.D. It is almost the millennium again. Does that mark suffice again? Or will it be replaced by something else, something more arcane to fit these strange times?

A collection of six short stories and one novella.

Contents:
"Eternal Questions Posed at the International House of Pancakes"
"And Now, the Wizard of Gore, May I Present the President"
"The Great Find of the Nontraditional Computer Cowboys"
"Rags to Riches to Hell"
"The Unwelcome Guest"
"Letters from Skitzo"
"Confessions of a Ghoul"

 

Dante de Montcada, a disillusioned Spanish knight, longs for rest after nine long years of fighting on the bloody fields of Palestine. In a land barren of peace, where Fortune casts her hard gaze on both the innocent and the guilty, Dante labors to save all that is dear to him. Compassion for the innocent, and the courage with which to defend them, is the very axis upon which his violent world turns. But at a time when honor is everything and disobedience is punishable by death, Dante runs afoul of his king, Richard the Lionheart.

And a king’s request is a knight’s command. Or a hangman’s opportunity.
Brendell, the hero(?) of the Dream Realm Award-winning Brendell; Apprentice Thief collection, returns in an all-new adventure. As an apprentice thief, he has little choice but to take any contract offered. This one, however, could end his career before it even begins. And watch for the new Brendell novel, Brendell/Rogue Thief coming soon from Double-Dragon!

Man, the ultimate toolmaker, believes he had conquered the sky as he has done the land and the sea. With his sleek fighters flying at speeds well above that of sound or in planes that can carry 1000 passenger, man believes he’s in command. Yet his smugness evaporates when he suffers a BIRD STRIKE. Its disastrous consequence shows the truth; man is just an uninvited guest. Once you read this book and follow the exploits of a man who uses birds to create disasters, you will never feel safe in the air again.

Two ships, Alcyone and Solira, an alien vessel, in trouble from unprovoked attacks and in need of help.
 
Two captains, one still aboard his disabled ship, the other picked up by Alcyone’s sister ship Electra, and accused of desertion.
 
A daughter eager for reunion with a father she hasn?t seen in years.
 
The father who all but abandoned her, who has long been secretly conducting illegal scientific experiments and profiting from the venture.
 
An ambassador in a hurry, eager to take credit for first contact with an alien species.

And a minor crew member aboard Electra, whose unexpected abilities eventually unite them all.

No time to find your guide in a mountain cave in Tibet? You?ve come to the right place. Demystify yourself. The Cup and the Bucket is a book about karma, the soul, reincarnation, the Tarot and pizza.


A practical guide to living a new age life in a young soul world...

This lost journal entry from Vampire Hunter Marcus Specter dating back to 1699, details his wife and daughter’s final night on Earth, and his failure to protect them from his greatest enemy, Caitlin.

Learn more about the characters of Specter and Caitlin, featured in the upcoming Double Dragon book "Caitlin" by Terence West!

"Humans are no longer one species," Ryl continued, idly rolling the wine in her glass. "Some of us regressed a million years and leaped into a future that might have been, becoming Metas. On Earth, the Rhesus plague deleted a huge chunk of genetic diversity in humans, taking with it a very special gene. As you reach out to the stars, to explore new worlds, to seek the sanctuary planet, Gaia, you will meet other species and situations that telepaths cannot deal with. A dangerous toy, Dim5 travel, for it opens you to predation. As a small gift to help you on your journey, to warn you when the path to be trodden is perhaps not the safest one, twenty-five men and women from the twentieth century were taken, adjusted slightly and delivered to you. These are the C20s."

From the author of "Knock Them Dead Job Interview Strategies"
Evil Looms From An Ancient Place

OPR Chairman Wess? daughter woke up this morning covered in blood that wasn?t her own. Now she is being charged with a murder that she has no memory of. It’s up to Nick Bishop and the Office of Paranormal Research to prove, or disprove her innocence.

Their investigation sends them into a confrontation with an ancient evil and their newly created Soldiers of Darkness!

In a winding tale that involves the FBI, Wiccans, zombies, and a Triad of Egyptian Gods, can the Office of Paranormal Research find out what’s happening to Lexy Weiss?

Join Nick Bishop and the Office of Paranormal Research in the thrilling sequel to Phantoms!
Sensations in Centigrade gallops out of the chute like an enraged bull. Max gives us a journey through the dim love-darkness of contemporary romance. He pens a joyous bittersweet romp through the life of a modern day war widow, with all her romantic obsessions, deceptions, and pitfalls.
Missing, Presumed Undead is Elmore Leonard meets Dashiel Hammett meets Terry Pratchett with China Mieville peering through the window (they got along fine until Terry spilt his tea all over Elmore’s Italian sports jacket . . .). It has an intriguing mystery driven plot, dipped in funny syrup and set in a classical fantasy-style world with the mood and magic driven "technology" of a Casablanca-style 30’s detective story. It isn?t so much hard boiled as char grilled, with a side salad.

So this here was Frank and me's first slap of some action - the first chance we had of really getting ourselves fogged up. And it all seemed like one of those open-and-shut deals to me, but not Frank: a missing glass tycoon, a sexy dame with a psycho dog, an ogre, a shady street thug with a stink you could climb up, the Magicrime Analysis Division of the City Watch (yeah, they snuck in...), a couple of Watchstables, one Zagynese Gryphon (maybe worth a whole pig pen full of guilders), and a bunch of other punks that were along for the ride. You'll see. It all turns out sweet enough, I guess. For most of 'em, anyways...

Rhys

Jake Silver is an ex-FBI agent who just wants to settle into the quiet life of being a private investigator in Lake Tahoe, Nevada. Christina Anderson, the daughter of Jake’s newest clients, Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan Anderson, is an average high school student who appears to have been abducted and raped. Wanting to cut through the red tape of an official investigation, the Andersons have come to Jake to find out who did this to their daughter.

Reluctantly accepting the case, Jake unwittingly heads off on the biggest adventure of his life. Little does he know that he will be pulled into an intricate web of conspiracies and lies surrounding the Andersons that will lead him into a headlong confrontation with Area 51 and the dark secrets contained there.

"Fallen Angels" is a fast paced thriller that delves deeply into the UFO and Area 51 Mythologies.
Margaret Taft is the silver-haired captain’s mistress who desperately needs rescuing. ?Mad? Jack Wyndlam is the one man capable of doing that, but his interest is only in pirate’s gold. Silver meets gold, spinning a legendary tale unlike any heard before on the high seas.

The annual convention of the Fable, Fiction and Fantasy Muses has started in Atlantis... And this year there are going to be a few changes! The Musing of Four Muses is a cautionary tale for writers who ignore their gifts.

The Internet’s favorite thief is back, and his world will never be the same! The sequel to the award-winning Brendell; Apprentice Thief finds Brendell in conflict with his own Guild as he battles to save himself from their treachery. But in order to win, he will have to face not only the Thief’s Guild, but all the Guilds which control his world. Is he seeking a prize even a thief with his unmatched skills cannot steal?
In a world where enhanced animals have altered the ecology beyond repair, the great protective enclaves are beginning to be built, but there will be no refuge there for altered humans, nor for normal humans trying to protect their enhanced pets. A woman with feline genes, bred for sex slavery. A man who kills to protect his pet. Two truckers who don?t care about laws designed for the cities. All are on the run across a surreal landscape where their odyssey takes them into the dangerous wilds, along roads and highways rapidly becoming impassable, and into cities where they have to live as outlaws. There is a chance for them to find a normal life if they can survive long enough to be accepted as immigrants to the moon. But only two of them can go, and only if they aren?t caught first. Altered Humans is a novel set in the days before the pet plague reaches its peak, where society is in flux, where survival is for the strong, but where goodness and generosity can still be found?if you don?t die first.

The tidy world of schoolteacher Karen Hudson turns upside down as she embarks on a reckless chase from a small town in California to a jungle in Mexico, searching for the truth about the man who has captured her heart. One day after Michael Browning professes his undying love for Karen, he vanishes. Then she learns he is wanted for murder. Stunned and disbelieving, she sets out on a dangerous quest to unravel the mystery, making her the next target for murder.

Michael Borbeau, alias Michael Browning, never intended to mislead Karen, or fall in love for that matter. Only the need to protect his daughter forced him to choose a new town and a new name. Now, the whole mess is threatening to surface, and he must flee to keep his daughter safe.

Will he ever see his beloved Karen again? Will she discover the truth before the killer strikes again? Will she succeed in reuniting with the only man to ever unlock her heart?

Spencer Decker sets out on an extended ride so as to check on outlaw activity in the lands south of the Decker Ranch. When he encounters a woman leading a lame horse, Spencer finds that she is a lovely, intriguing young Gypsy named Domino. Domino invites the hard, tough fighting man to a large tree house. Spencer soon finds himself engaged in a fiery hot, prolonged session of extraordinarily good sex.
Rich man, poor man, beggar man, thief,
Forger, drunkard, burners, and cheats?.
Aspiring off-road racer, Tom Guthrie, is down on his luck when he meets well-heeled Elizabeth Claymore. She is in southern California to open a West Coast extension of her successful Manhattan art gallery. He’s trying to figure out what women want. She’s trying to prove to her father that she can succeed on her own?as soon as she learns to drive. Tom decides the only thing Libby can drive is a man crazy. However, what Libby teaches him is that a person can?t win unless he’s in the race.
Leaving the bright beauty of Dacey’s reality behind, Abby and Tristan find themselves in a dying world draped in gray, where the people are bereft of hope until their arrival. Here Abby finds at least the semblance of peace and a time to rest....

However, the peace is an illusion in a place where the demon has already sat his ingenious trap, and the two will face a dangerous struggle that will drive them apart.
A vacation to the Inland Passage off the coast of British Columbia brings the Small family into a disaster when a kayaking accident forces the children to be left alone on an island while their father takes their mother for medical treatment. They seek shelter and find a hermit and his strange pet. That pet, a ?white? black bear becomes a tool to stop the unsanctioned clear-cutting of the majestic Douglas fir and redwoods that for some are considered a wonder of God.
Meghan and Georgina live for riding and when the local doctor invites them to ride two of his prized horses their happiness has no limit. Both 10-year old girls are fierce competitors and their archrival Cassie challenges them in the district-jumping contest. But this is only the beginning of a challenge to both Georgina and to Meghan. Lives are at risk as Meghan finds, escaping her kidnappers in a ride that is worse than anything she has ever experienced and is more challenging than a jumping contest. Riding in darkness in a fierce thunderstorm is almost beyond her ability, but if she doesn?t find help people will be lost.
Disappointed about not getting into summer riding school Meghan finds herself shipped off to the Emerald Pioneer Camp. There she discovers that the equestrian instructor isn?t what he appears to be ?a riding expert?. A sudden fire and its consequence force Meghan out into the darkness when she is found bending over the unconscious riding instructor who accused her of starting the fire. No one believes her and she has no where to go but into the darkness of the land that surrounds Baitfish Lake and a land that once considered sacred to the Indians.
Six years have passed since Area 51 and S-4 were destroyed in Fallen Angels. It has been almost two years since the biological threat of The Yellow Death was stopped in Fallen Angels Biogenesis. Now a new threat has arisen.

The Keeper has malfunctioned and the creators are returning to
Earth to find out why...


In Egypt, an ancient prophecy is found dating back 5,000 years that points to something horrific. It’s up to Dr. Alex Robinson and Jason Griggs to decipher its meaning and search for the truth, while Jake Silver must cope with his own demons, including the kidnapping of his daughter Samantha.

Take the final journey with Jake Silver and Alex Robinson to the most isolated place on Earth, the small island of Rapa Nui, as they search for the ultimate answers to humanity’s fate on their CRUSADE!

Fallen Angels: Crusade is the third book of the Fallen Angels Trilogy from science fiction/horror author Terence West.
(Previously published in Dragons, Knights and Angels Ezine) Two men from another age, each with a mission that has kept them alive for centuries, meet to do battle in modern day LA.
Shadowlands is a collection of stories that will leave you with a spine tinging feeling all day. From The Eye of Horus to The Raven King, you?ll want more and fear you?ll get it. I was reminded of Lovecraft, the depth and mood that McMurray  brings to each story is palpable ; Killing Wisdom was like running through a nightmare. When each story ends however, it’s not always what the reader wants or anticipated.

Kidnapped off the Confederation research vessel Appomattox, Adam Dane finds himself on a desolate world inhabited by a Pandori boy and an energy creature with incredible powers and unspeakable plans for any crew member unlucky enough to cross its path.

When is a perfect alibi not so perfect? Cody Callahan and defense attorney Travis Longstreet must answer this question to save grandmotherly Lucille Prettyman from murder charges.

Centra, a foundling child grown to manhood, longs to learn his true identity. With no memory of his parents, no knowledge of his past, he is certain of only one thing -- he is not a wizard. Taught to fear and distrust wizards by his foster father, Centra knows he’s not one of "those spineless cowards."
What could an ancient Crystal, the salvation of the Elfen Race of Ra-Jee, and two from the future have in common?
Hoochie Coochie Man by K. A. Schuster is an atmospheric contemporary fantasy, densely packed with sensuous and sensual imagery.
Life in tenth century Norway had never been easy for Tore Nordahldatr. As a woman her life has a limited number of options; but, when a family with a vendetta slaughters her kin, her life changes forever. In order to escape her own death sentence, she must live disguised as a young man until her older brother can return from sea with the Viking chieftain and settle this intertribal dispute. What she doesn?t count on is falling in love with the man who befriends her, or unknowingly being taken in and "raised" by the very family who wants her dead. After accidentally taking a sword sacred to the god, Tyr, Tore appeals to the goddess Sif for protection. Sif strikes a bargain with Tyr. If Tore, living as Eirik the Silent Graafell, proves herself worthy of the sword in battle, she will be allowed to live and go free. Even if Tore is able to fulfill her bargain with the gods, dealing with her brother will be another matter. When he returns he wants revenge and he wants blood. Tore pleads for the life of Brock Thorvaldsson. Will her brother let him live? Will Tore be left alone again? Will all turn out right in this world across the Swan Road?
THIEF OF DREAMS by Sheri L. McGathy: Nerys Devi has met the man she could love with all her heart, the one she would share her dreams with. Yet, fate has other plans. Instead of sharing her dreams, will he now be doomed to haunt them?
Thor, pilot of a space transport ship, and Helena, a medical scientist, are brought together by fate during a perilous rescue mission to one of Jupiter’s moons. They become dangerously drawn to one another, even though government law prohibits their Orphilion romance?under penalty of death.
Night after night, Adam dreams of a woman he has never seen. She is beautiful, but sad, and has a name Adam seems to know, but only in the depths of the night. As a leading scientist working under a totalitarian regime in a not too distant future, Adam will soon learn that his dreams are memories, and the world’s bleak future exists with no memory of the past from which it came. Through his fragmented memories, Adam embarks on a dangerous and emotional journey. He will soon discover the past of a world plagued by chaos and fear, instilled by a ruthless dictator who robbed the world of not only its freedom, but of any world before it. As Adam works to uncover the truth of his past, he is met with resistance from both outside forces and the depths of his own mind.
Men call them vampires. They call themselves aventurieri. For generations, they hide in the mists of the Carpathians away from their human foes.
"What I am about to tell you is going to be difficult for you to understand, but it's going to be even harder for you to believe. I do not even know where to begin, but you need to at least know the basics. Fairytales are real, Monsters are real. Everything you've ever heard about magic, mythical creatures, and the supernatural is all true. It exists in a world beyond this one…"
Wonder workers have come to the town of Carey in Arucadi's heartland, and the town will never be the same.
When a hugger doll enters Hally Varney’s life she doesn?t at first understand the danger. But Police Sergeant Clint Hendrick soon realizes that he should have paid more attention to his old granny’s superstitions. He’s discovered the hard way that hugger dolls do exist and he’s got to figure out how to get rid of this one before it kills any more people. Before it kills him and then turns on Hally?

Mike Solomon is a struggling young musician with dreams of rock stardom. When his band is hired to play a college party he meets a woman who quite literally changes his life.

Darrell Bain’s finest novel to date. Savage Survival is a coming of age novel like no other and Lyda Brightner is a character you?ll remember forever. Raped at eleven. Forced to kill. Subjected to suffering in one brutal and horrible environment after another, with no parents or guardian to protect her as she grows up. Millions of earthmen have been captured by invulnerable aliens and are being put through the strangest and most terrifying survival tests ever imagined. Young Lyda Brightner’s first experience after being thrown into the midst of undisciplined humans is horrible enough, but she doesn?t know that the trials are just beginning. She doesn?t know that only a few hundred of the millions of captives will live through the vicious and cruel winnowing process. Again and again as she grows into a young woman, she has to call on the only resources she has available: her own innate bravery, her quick mind, her unwavering belief in the goodness of the majority of humans and ultimately, an enduring hope that one day she will find someone to love. But even if she lives through all this, she will still have to face the final question. What do the aliens have in mind for the few survivors?
When Talwyn followed her people, the Golden, from the mist, she found herself reborn into a wondrous world of greens and blues and light and warmth.

When she heard the spirits within the trees call out to her, she found again the oneness she thought lost to her forever.

When the spirits showed her a future that would see her beloved trees destroyed, Talwyn vowed to protect them, even if it meant never returning to the mist again.

Within the swirling mists of time, fanciful whispers give birth to wonders beyond any known reality and shape a single moment into legend. This is one such tale...

The Ancient One
Max Ibach has fashioned another hemline ripper for his audience that takes place on a ranch in beautiful Idaho. When Uncle Charley dies, Jamie Sage inherits six million dollars, an Investment banking business, and a forty thousand acre ranch. The ranch adjoins the magnificent Frank Church, River of no Return Wilderness Area. Big Horn Ranch is eighty miles from a town of any sort.

WHERE THE REALM OF THE TUATHA DE DANAAN ENDS, THE RATH HAVEN CHRONICLES BEGIN.

Where do they come from, the makers of legend, those larger than life leaders of men like Alexander the Great, Arthur, Caesar and Napoleon?

When your job is patching up the histories of parallel dimensions, the last thing you need is to be distracted by personal problems.
Return of the Golden Age is the final book in The Fisherman’s Son Trilogy.
Humanity needed space. Humanity needed resources. Humanity needed the stars.

Now, an interstellar war is coming, and humanity desperately needs heroes.

Mark had a problem. He only had two months to live and he had to decide between going out with a "bang" or becoming an "angel". It didn?t take him long to decide, it was really a "no brainer"... or would be. The Angel Program would strip his memories and personality and save them onto a "halo"; a storage device of magnificent proportions. He?d then be given what looked to him like a "flying bedpan" as a body.

Sometimes you have to die in order to live...

Genetic duplicates of people start dropping out of thin air right beside the originals. The duplicates are complete except for one little detail: they?re dead. Frank Winston begins an investigation that widens to include the mystery of a vanished airliner that had his parents on board, as well as those of the first person who found a dead twin on her doorstep, Linda Vesprie. Together, they discover that quantum physics is even stranger than scientists had believed, and that their world and an infinite series of alternate earths are in dire peril. Neither Frank nor Linda realize they are being misled when a woman from an alternate earth asks for their help. When they discover the duplicity, it is already far too late to do anything about it. Shadowy monsters, conniving federal agents, alternate worlds and a lonely scientist racing against time to save both his world and earth make this latest offering from best selling author Darrell Bain and collaborator Barbara Hodges a page-turning adventure that strings the suspense out to the last page.

John Wyeth was a successful man. At nineteen, he graduated at the top of his class at a respected university. By the age of twenty-two, he had survived three brutal years of warfare, serving as commanding officer for a behind-the-lines reconnaissance platoon. Now at thirty-one, he was the Senior Project Leader for the super secret think tank NATech, and he was very good at what he did. Everyone knew and no one doubted that within a few years he would be the Director.

Kestryl the Bladesman has been pushed to the edge of madness. Only the death of the Duke, the son of the woman he loves, will satisfy his need for vengeance. With High Gondylar on the brink of war, an assassination would destroy the Dukedom’s best hope of surviving. Trapped between the love for his country and his hatred for the only man who can save it, Kestryl must make the hardest decision of his life.
Not unlike a multi-layered puzzlebox, Hell has many varied levels, each infinitely worse than the last. Horrid images of horned demons and fiery rivers of damnation are the most common, though an unfortunate few have felt the searing flames within the mundane confines of their everyday existence.

Ultimately, only death may provide potential relief to those decayed souls whose guilty conscience threatens to cannibalize their very sanity, only to awake and discover that the sins of one’s past come with a horrific price, thus truly earning them a ?Passport to Hell?....
Meghan and Georgina Small bring mystery into their family’s life with a visit to a pen pal, Magdalene in Mexico. The family accepts an invitation to visit Mexico and soon the four children are involved in the mysteries of the Monarch butterfly and discover that Magdalene’s family has a responsibility handed down to them since the time of Montezuma. We are taken back into time and the secrets of Montezuma and the destruction of his empire at the hands of Cortes and his conquistadors. We also become involved in a modern mystery where the sacred places where the monarch’s return from their visit to America and Canada are being raided by unscrupulous people who have found a way of taking the monarchs that fill the trees and killing them to be shipped to market where the monarch wings are made into pieces of jewelry. Follow the Small children as they solve the mysteries of theburial ground of the Monarchs both the King and his secret messengers.
Andrew Small has won two transatlantic tickets to attend a strange annual ritual held in CooperHill, England called RUNNING The CHEESE. Unknown to him and his brother Michael, it is the start of another adventure that dates back to the time of the Sepoy Mutiny in India in 1857 where a distant relative lost his life with hundreds of other British soldiers in the rebellion while stationed at Cawnpore. But before he died he entrusted a letter that would insure his son would inherit his estate and become the next lord of MacDonald Manor. The letter was never delivered; the son and his descendents never had the opportunity of gaining what was rightfully theirs until the iIncredible Smalls become involved with the mystery of the Snake Charmer’s Secret.
XENOGENESIS is a tale of change; inexorable and inevitable. Human beings are always craving change but when it comes it is frightening . . . Sometimes to the point that we would prefer death.

THE SEASON OF SILVER, Elfen Gold Book Two ~ The adventure continues?.

Brought together inside an average summer night, she pulled him in without realizing what would eventually come. College was of little importance to him, as adulthood and its life draining steps would ultimately destroy his inner spirit. She was awaiting the white picket fence of the All-American suburb dream that would be hers someday. With one spontaneous action, the first time they kissed sparked a sense of commitment, visions of love beautiful and painful to feel, and ultimately a bond forged within midnight runs, binge drinking, friendship, choices, blood, broken minds, betrayal, and salvation.
Based on a true event, "Her Unremembering Way" tells the story of the Bells, a rural Tennessee farm family in the early 1800s. The Bell family became the center of the first and perhaps most famous poltergeist event to be documented in America, witnessed even by President Andrew Jackson. But this wasn't just an ordinary poltergeist. The Bell Witch, as the spirit became known, not only broke dishes and threw things around, it spoke eloquently, attended church, was an inveterate gossip, teased, scolded, tortured and eventually murdered.


"Her Unremembering Way" puts the legend in a whole new light, attempting to explain how the witch appeared, why it appeared, how it affected the Bell family and why it extracted the horrible price it did.
Tobin is a timid boy who works as a servant for the Mage Tallander, and would happily continue to do so for the rest of his life. But just before his fourteenth birthday his world is tipped upside down. Tallander is murdered by a man named Gothar. Gothar wants to become the most powerful Mage in the world, and to achieve this aim he’s summoning demons and learning how to summon more.

He orders his first demon, Raen, to kill Tobin....
Meghan once thought going to the Griffen Riding Academy would be a highlight of her life, but when she failed to make the cut she was devastated. The arrival of a letter with the logo of the Spruce Meadow Young Adult Riding School on it with its invitation for Meghan to attend in the last week of August and the first week of September, in the foothills of Alberta, was unexpected and better than winning a million dollars in a lottery. To be invited to this prestigious equestrian school was recognition that she was considered one of the better riders in the country. How her name came to their attention was a mystery? But mysteries were always part of Meghan’s life and those of her brothers and sister. Not only is she forced to achieve skills she never knew she had, but also she discovers that there is a mysterious visitor who comes to the camp uninvited. Those visits might threaten both her new friends and the prized horses in the stables where Canada’s best riders are trained. Will she determine what is actually happening? Does the camp hold a secret?
Confined within the straitjacket of a contemporary world, Beyond the Lunar Fringe is a cluster of short science fiction stories that sway between fits of melancholy and starts of electrifying action. Ever gathering momentum, the book crawls triumphantly toward the ragged edges of the human experience where culture and science entwine like patients and bed sheets on a restless summer night. 
    
This story traces the laughter, tears, and loves of four people as they wend their way through open doors seeking an illusive happiness.

Which door will Natalie Woods open? Her marriage of nine years ended when Damien left her for a younger woman. This is the end of her life as she knows it, and the beginning of all things new.

Which door will Diana Anderson open? Frank left their marriage because she forced an issue. Can the creative outlets she explores ultimately fill that void?

Which door will Damien Woods open? With his marriage to Natalie ended he can play out his fantasies with Carol. But is that what Carol wants?

Which door will Frank Anderson open? He has the freedom to do whatever he wishes. But what can stir his passions now that Diana is no longer in his life?

Do they all open a fresh door to find happiness or do they stay outside in the cold?

Over a year has passed since Aurora, who was once Browne, escaped the Candidacy with her love, Bain to Canada. Life amongst the Resistance; however, does not bring peace for any extended amount of time as Ren, Angel, Bain and Aurora find out in Zephyr Unfolding.

Princess Zo? has been ordered by her father to marry Prince Evon of Saturn Four, a cruel man whose ego is as large as his family’s royal chest. But when a stranger arrives on Veloris, the Ice Planet, from its neighboring sister planet of Veloris Three, the castle and its inhabitants will never be the same.

After the grisly murder of a family including their seven-year-old son, Nick Bishop and the Office of Paranormal Research have been called into to solve this mystery.

Dragons were living on Venus and were in their 63rd century of recorded civilization. (while mankind was still only in their 21st century). Even more incredible they were watching Earth television, absorbing our culture while creating their own. Follow the exploits of Redwing and his partner Grey Scream as they foil the bad guys in "Redwing, Dragon Detective"!
Chenille didn?t expect to see a horse, much less a unicorn by the stream that morning. But there it was! And even more surprising was its offer, yes offer! ...of a ride. It seemed this unicorn’s name was Thunder and they could communicate.
An amazing discovery has been made on Jupiter’s third largest moon that could lead to the
extinction of mankind.
While working a smuggling case for Astute Investigations, Denver detective Wil Bregon is drawn to San Francisco’s rollicking Barbary Coast. Formerly an Eastern lawyer and experienced gun for hire, Wil’s not daunted by outlaws and ruffians or prowling foggy dockside taverns. But he isn?t prepared for ghostly visitations from his dead wife or finding himself powerfully attracted to a young blonde who bears a noticeable resemblance to his late spouse. Harmonie Ashlar is a charlatan, a girl with a local reputation for staging pranks for monetary gain. Is she purposely masquerading as Wil’s deceased wife as part of some confidence scheme? Has someone paid her to threaten Wil’s sanity, or is his own imagination playing tricks on him, in an eerie, inexplicable Sleight of Mind? Wil Bregon seems to be everything Harmonie has always yearned for: a man who’s handsome, resourceful, rugged, and shrewd. He’s also deeply troubled?and there is someone watching the pair. Someone willing to do anything to keep them apart. Caught in a web of deceit, can Harmonie and Wil escape the danger looming over them and the lingering phantom of Wil’s turbulent past?
In the future, Monitors are stronger, smarter and longer-lived than normal humans. They also have a sex drive much higher and more versatile than other people. Monitors face constant danger when they infiltrate and observe various cultures for possible violations of The Articles Of Hegemony. When Janet Presley became a Monitor, she never expected to wind up investigating a planet where females outnumbered males ten to one, and yet were completely subjugated. Nor did she ever think she would have to pose as a sex slave in order to save her life and that of her libido-enhanced companions. The long trip to Arrowhead is enjoyable, with six highly sexed Monitors aboard ship, but as they discover exactly what they?re getting into, Janet knows the fun and games will end very shortly, perhaps ending her life as well. The male dominated society of Arrowhead is determined to resist incorporation into the empire by the only means possible; they will see to it that the Monitors vanish forever. And there’s one other problem, one the Monitors have never seen before?
Rest In Peace...
...Like Hell

Death came without warning for college student Michael Fullerton, but death wasn?t the end.
Amelia Karidokkus has spent most of her life staying away from her hometown and the past. A turn of events forces her to confront the choices that led to a ruined marriage, a crashed career, and has kept her from pursuing her high school sweetheart Jeff Herrington. In another turn of events Amelia is thrust into a decades old family controversy that could ruin those she loves. If she can solve the mystery and outwit a murderer she just might finally find a home for her heart.

The Rat-Catchers? King is a twisted retelling of the legend of the Pied Piper of Hamelin, in a modern setting. A new housing development under construction in a low-income area promises a renaissance for the city, but there’s just one problem.

Rats.

Increasingly concerned over the publicity the rats might bring, the mayor orders the search for an exterminator to solve the problem. The search brings a new kind of exterminator to the area?a being with more than 600 years of experience in culling a community’s unwanteds.

At first, all appears well. The rats disappear.

Then the pigeons?then the city’s homeless.

Then the children? .

Only two men notice the children are gone?or remember anything at all about them.

And these two men must confront the rat catcher’s king?a battle that pitches everything they hold dear against an ancient and intractable foe.

For 150 years the Kankenni (Cantrips, to humans) have hidden underground in terror of the humans who once massacred them. Their ability to walk between the worlds of body and mind can?t keep their children from dying, or their race from becoming extinct.
What if the gods of yesteryear were actually from another universe, deposited in our spacetime as the result of a freakish accident? Immortal in their new home, how would these gods react if one person could restore the natural order of things?

In the SCIENCE CLUB KIDS series, Pandora, the first woman of ancient Greek myth, is about to punish the Titans for their violation of inter-universal export laws when their universe collapses, sending Pandora, the Titans, and the Olympians to the universe of Earth. The Titans and the Olympians gain godlike powers in this new universe, but Pandora has been replicated in some strange fashion, her existence having been broken apart into many instances of her life, each instance representing Pandora at a different age.

Led by Prometheus, the Titans will stop at nothing to prevent Pandora from remembering her true identity.
THE ORIGINAL SEX GATES NOVEL

This is the Sex Gates novel as originally written by Darrell Bain alone. It has a completely different ending, and it contains one more major character and several more supporting ones. In this original version, all questions are answered and all issues resolved in this one book. It is being published now in response to all the fan mail and interest the trilogy generated?and continues to generate. The Sex Gates has already become a science fiction cult classic and this book should be a significant addition to the sex gates universe.
Choctaw Princess or Lady...which is she?
Upon reaching womanhood the Choctaw princess Winona receives a vision that will fulfill an ancient legend. But she will undergo challenges and heartache before she finds the answer, and a love so deep and true it will make her whole.
Georgina buys a beautiful figurine at an action and discovers that it is much older than she thought. Her mother uses her contacts and finds that the figurine of a beautiful Irish Colleen is called The Fenian Messenger.Learn about the attempt of Irish rebels and veterans of the American Civil War as they plan to invade and conquer Canada and hold it for use as a bargaining chip to force Britain to give Ireland its freedom. But Georgina discovered that the Fenian Messenger holds a secret and that secret could ruin the political future of an Irish politician who might soon become the leader in Ireland.

Writers are the only true magicians in the world. They create worlds with words, and in the case of fantasy, they bring magic into our lives. Because of writers we can converse with dragons, follow a quest for the sake of good, and find love lost through the centuries.

Working in Mexico allows Michael Small an opportunity to uncover ancient tools of man. One he discovers with Victoria Windemere is a startling discovery of a Roman sword, a commander’s sword. From the engraving on the sword it points out that the owner was the commander of the Ninth Legion. How that sword got to North America is a mystery. Follow the journey of a Roman vessel as it heads to Britannia and gets captured by a fierce storm and blown off course. Go with the Smalls to Britain and walk the Roman Roads. Find the clues to one of the greatest mysteries on what happened to the Ninth Legion when 5,000 Roman soldiers, centurions trained in battle disappear, in land that Rome had not yet conquered; a land where the Picts do not accept defeat and fight to save their land from the might of the Roman Empire.
At the age of sixteen, Abigail Wyeth was thirty-three years old.
Since their introduction in Medics Wild!, the zany Williard brothers? adventures have become increasingly science fictionish in nature, involving a real dinosaur in the Congo one time and factual evidence of Bigfoot (or more likely an alien) the next, but this escapade tops even those past exploits for strangeness. THREE FOR THE MONEY takes place after the turn of the century when the Williard brothers of Vietnam war fame are beginning to show their age, but aren?t ready to slow down yet. They are headed into their wildest adventure yet, involving a treasure worth far more than their inherited billions even if they can collect the money, which becomes increasingly doubtful, because others want it, too. Their attempt to find the money and the baffling object that may be the real prize will set the stage for their antics to last for many, many years to come. Of course first they have to defeat the mysterious Mister H and his beautiful assistant, the CIA, the FBI, and the Mexican army, then find the money, collect the unknown prize and escape with their lives. That’s a tall order for anyone--except the Williard brothers, the most amazing trio to appear in fiction since The Three Musketeers!
Thirty years ago, Zachary Cane was held prisoner and tortured by an ancient vampire known as Caitlin. With the help of a local coven of witches, and a vampire hunting order called the Gwyliad Wriaeth, they destroyed Caitlin.
Karma a regal, queen like cougar holds within her realm a secret that has mystified aviation historians for 75 years. What happened to a German Princess who dared to challenge the wide Atlantic when flying was in its infancy? Michael and his sister Georgina discover in New Brunswick something that will change the records of who first reached America from Europe in 1927. Hidden in her territory, Karma holds the secret and it is up to her to reveal it. This mystery relates to the contest that the London Daily Mail ran to encourage the first non stop airplane flight across the Atlantic for 10,000 British pounds.
Few people know that Canadians played a vital role in the American Civil War. Work with Michael and his friend Chris when they find a can of Double Eagle American gold coins hidden in an old stone bridge near their home. In the can is a short note that brings a part of history to light that few people today know about. The Knights of the Golden Circle were formed to finance the second rising of the South. Learn about the Civil War and discover how an actor on the stage changed the history of America.
It produced the loudest sound ever heard in man’s recorded history. The eruption in 1883 on the island of Krakatoa was not only heard but its effects were felt halfway around the world as tides were affected. Over 36,000 people were killed. Discover a mystery where Michael Small becomes involved in finding why pigeons failed to return to their roost in a major Homing pigeon event. In that search he also discovered the pigeon’s owner, a friend of Michael’s cousin, has a mystery dating back to the time Keith Walsh traveled across the Pacific on board the schooner Beagle II. The plea for help takes the Smalls to Australia and then to the islands of the south Pacific in the search for the missing ship, with the clues carried back to Canada by a pigeon called Hope.

The sound of the teacher’s voice droned in his ear, ?Battles have been lost before men have stepped a foot on the battlefield. Your tactics are the plans you make for the upcoming battle and strategy is the careful planning and managing of your activity on the battlefield. Heed this lesson well young man as the lives of men are in your hands, and should always be in your heart.?

HOLLYWOOD HAVOC: The Llama Goes Up

Matt “Hollywood” Havoc, movie maker Vinnie Berger’s clever and energetic assistant, has already thwarted a terrorist plot to detonate a nuclear device in Los Angeles.

As book II of this thrilling four part series begins, Matt survives an act of vengeance as the terrorist tries to kill him.

Matt leaves Tinseltown for a location shoot in Oregon, to work on a picture with his ex-wife, a sexy superstar who has designs on more than his skills as a filmmaker. But after a crane topples over on the set and nearly crushes him, Matt realizes his enemies will stop at nothing to kill him.

He returns to Los Angeles to work with his boss Vinnie on the half-crazed thriller Carnage Daze. But the terrorists are lying in wait, and Matt will need all his ingenuity and fast moves if he is to stay ahead of the deadly game being played against him.
Gillian Castor has a gift-psychometry, the ability to discern information from a person or an object simply by touching it. Michael Stockard, a former LAPD homicide detective, despises all things outside the purview of normality, including Gillian. Which is fine with her, because she can?t bear to touch him.
The ordinary and seemingly unrelated lives of Trejaeran Muirel and Qynh Reoder are forever and irrevocably changed when they learn they are brother and sister, twin heirs to the throne of Tiralainn, and the children of a murdered King of Men and Queen of the Elves. By Elfin prophecy, one of them will one day defeat Ciardha, the evil and immortal Queen who now reigns over the realm, and restore the alliance of men and Elves.
    Get ready to experience the adventures of two brothers, Armulen and Doran as they fight off the ruthless invasion of the grotesque Gorg aliens.
When humans first came to Saril, they had only one goal -- to create a new  paradise to rival their lost homeland. But as the centuries passed, they  realized there was something else on their new world. Some thing strange and  wonderful. Their decedents wielded powers the original settlers had never  dreamed of. They could raise cities with their minds... heal with a touch...
In this wickedly ingenious novel of compelling mystery, unforgettable characters, and sharp wit, L.P. Stanley draws us into a world of mind and magic, science and sorcery, blending a perfect mixture of relentlessly mounting horror and dark humour.
On a post-apocalyptic Earth, three lifelong friends embark on a summertime river trip. Brad, Rob and Mindy want to rekindle their childhood relationships, and have a few days of fun and relaxation.

What they find is a hair-raising journey. Their ill-fated river excursion leads them into danger and disaster in this rapid-paced fantasy. They encounter many strange things. A mischievous dancing skeleton. The discovery of intelligent, man-eating lizards. A whirlpool that takes them on an unwitting trip through time into a strange land.
This is an updated version of the original article, with comment, descriptions and additional novels added. It is an entertaining discussion and listing of more than 130 science fiction novels, dubbed by Darrell Bain as his ?Most Readable (and re-readable) Science Fiction Novels?. His selections have been culled from more than 10,000 science fiction novels read over his lifetime, beginning at age twelve. Almost anyone who loves the genre is bound to find at least a few great books listed here they have missed for one reason or another, or perhaps reminded of ones they?ve read and would like to see back on their bookshelves.
When terrorists try to poison undergraduate schools with a nerve agent, the scheme backfires. Instead of causing death, the chemical stimulates the mirror neurons in the students? brains, causing them to multiply and become hyperactive. This, in turn, leads to unusual talents. As the children grow, their teachers and other institutions become very interested in the odd perceptive ability they begin displaying. Government, industry, military, drug cartels, businesses and the underworld all want to use them for their own purposes. Some of the young men and women have different ideas. They will fight to keep their freedom?especially after a few of them begin to develop another odd talent, one that may change the world.
Do you dream?
Can you remember your dreams?


Ricky could. And when he came face to face with the characters of his dreams, he realised that they were more than just night visions. Somehow he was seeing another world ? a world that was soon to seem more real than his own when he met the charismatic Calith and became involved in Calith’s fight to prove his allegiances to his masters. And when Calith betrayed them all to the powers of darkness, Ricky found he could no longer sit on the sidelines and watch the match. He was a player now ? a player with a unique talent that just might win them the game.

For Ricky didn?t just see other worlds in his dreams. He could create them...
Her friends lay dead. Her new life was destroyed; nothing more than a smoldering crater in the Sahara. She herself lay on the desert sands, seriously wounded and bleeding, utterly alone.
Imagine a nation engulfed in a steamy, seductive scandal, when a mysterious corpse found inside a rented Cadillac in an obscure park in Southern California turns out to be Susan Whitaker, the flamboyant wife of the governor of California. A dazzlingly intricate shuffle of accumulating leaks will lead the police to the delicate theory of a secret lover/ blackmailer and to the indictment of Hollywood’s most influential black celebrity, Benjamin Carlton ?
Now available in a single volume; all three novels in the Pet Plague trilogy

Everyone, male or female, who drinks very much and frequents singles bars has probably woken up one morning with a less than desirable bedmate, one who looked very good right before the bar closed. The less appealing a person is physically, and the more they have had to drink, the more likely it is that such an event has occurred.

Timothy Meeker was so physically repulsive that it happened often to him. Going home with a bar hag was about the only time he ever got laid. Finally he decided to do something to change the situation. Boy, did he ever!

Relinquishing their position as absolute rulers, Fanterra’s wizards create a power vacuum. Heroes emerge from unexpected common beginnings as individuals driven by greed seek to take the place of the wizards and local conflicts become global.
When Jeffrey Crowder bought his autistic son some magnets and toy electric motors to play with, he had no idea what his impulsive idea would lead to. It was just that he had played with magnets when he was a child and he remembered how much fun they had been. He thought the toy magnets and motors might be just the thing to interest his son and break through the barrier between his autistic mind and events in the outside world. They certainly did that, in a way Jeffrey could never have imagined!

If you are in the mood for a good, old fashioned love story laced with some witty dialogue and a lot of passion, The Jessop’s is just what the doctor ordered!

When you are a witness to an assassination trouble stalks you.  It was no different for David Niven and his friend Chris Stern.  The last words of the dying Islamic scholar are a plea to destroy information the old man has discovered. His plea leads to further death.
The bottom of the sea hold many remains of man’s effort to sail the oceans. Michael Stone’s life as a US diver is ruined when he risks his life to rescue two men in a bathyscaph trapped on a sea plateau where they are working on two iron age wrecks. That dive nearly killed Stone but he also finds a mystery about a German U-boat-443 that brings the ghosts of the Second World War too close to home. Both the U-boat and the suicide of his boss brings him to face death at its very deepest depth. He is forced to dive again because the lady he loves will be killed if he doesn?t recover diamonds that was lost on board a tramp steamer destroyed by the Israeli intelligence because it was being used to transport arms to the Palestinians.

It looked like a perfectly ordinary chicken egg, just like the others in the carton. There was only one difference. This egg couldn?t be broken. Becky wanted to throw it away. Carl decided to keep it and try to find out what it was made of. But then the egg began changing. And changing.

This is truly an exciting fantasy tale of non-stop action, adventure, romance, sex, violence, mystery, intrigue, terror, and thrilling suspense.

On a distant planet, in a distant time, a young newly-married couple copes with their differences, separations, loneliness, depression, terrible dangers, and never ending fear.

They must somehow survive an endless turmoil of espionage, double agents, foreign spies, traitors, assassins, terrorists, and the constant threat of a military invasion. And, together, they must strive to make their love endure.
Have you ever walked into or found yourself in a situation where you know instantly that you?re in danger? What do you do? Most of us try and remove ourselves and then think about the situation. What happens when you aren?t given that opportunity?

Double Dragon Publishing - Fifth Anniversary. A Celebration of Cover Art 2001 to 2006.

Selected images from the book of the same title. This calendat flip open in the center and measures 11 x 8.5 top and bottom.

Double Dragon Publishing - Fifth Anniversary. A Celebration of Cover Art 2001 to 2006.
Selected images from the book of the same title. Flips open from the top and measures 13.5 x 20.50 top and bottom. Printed on "White Linen Paper"

 

There is a power in the land. The mages have long known of it, and drawn on it. But the world is in flux, the gentle ways of the Mother being threatened by the growing influence of Her Brother/Son H?lal, the Warrior God.

Come celebrate five years of cover art with Double Dragon Publishing! Included within this full color paperback is a selection of cover art reproduced to "actual publication size", commentaries from various authors including Piers Anthony, Sheri L. McGathy and Terence West as well as thoughts from the publisher and artist.

When an eleven year old super genius begins cracking codes and breaking into financial and military files all over the world, simply because she wants to learn about new things, the security agencies naturally become very upset. However, instead of trying to track down the source of the hacking, they might have been better off leaving well enough alone. Darby wants to learn and doesn?t intend to let anyone get in her way.
?A human specific bioweapon can kill most of the population of a city before it even knows it’s under attack, leaving the physical infrastructure virtually intact. In rural areas it can destroy human life while leaving crops and livestock untouched, uninfectious. Thrown into chaos, the remaining population can easily be overtaken by a small, lightly equipped military force. Relatively unskilled labour will take an additional few weeks to decontaminate an infected area of human casualties, leaving it ready for immediate habitation by an enemy’s population,? explained USAMRIID’s Colonel Susan Broadwater in an emergency briefing to government agents in Quantico, 1995.
A sudden, rending scream from the depths of hell made even these seasoned veterans jerk and twirl toward this terrifying, unknown enemy. Aaron’s high-speed slug gun had the piercing screech of a banshee as he stood there - his legs so immobile despite the wicked recoil that they seemed bolted to the stone floor. With his upper body and shoulders, he muscled the gun in sweeping motions that disintegrated cold metal and warm flesh alike, each shredding like paper from the gun’s heavy slugs. They danced and lurched on invisible strings that plucked them from both sides; the ricocheting pieces of jagged metal being even worse than the slugs.

Book two of An Age of Heroes Saga

 When one of their own is murdered in Gulfport, the typically independent Mangarans unite to send a force against that port in a quest for justice. Confronted with no choice but to defend the port through which all their trade depends, the riverers unite when the only riverboat captain with any battle experience takes command for the "good of the river" even though it also means commissioning many apprentices still years away from readiness. Outnumbered in vessels and fighters, the riverers advance for an epic showdown. 

How does government control society thousands of years in the future? Arturo’s Wish is a about a renegade group trying to gain their freedom. Try to figure out the ending if you can.
What happens when you try to use time travel to build a society in a new Galaxy to look like the one you left behind? What happens when you accidentally lose the plans on how to create that society? To find out those answers more read the ?Galactic Rosetta?.
There could be no unlikelier pair of amateur sleuths than Greta Roscoe and the Reverend Aaron Shane. Not because Greta is the most elegant courtesan of St. Louis’s high society during the Gay 1890’s, and Aaron the city’s most self-righteous minister. It’s because they?re dead.
IN THIS INCREDIBLE, SWEEPING SAGA across thousands of years and hundreds of light years we come face to face with our fears and deep prejudices. It is here, in SEEDS OF MEMORY, that we get an idea of what it means to be "HUMAN" and what "HUMAN" really means. It is here, in SEEDS OF MEMORY, that we are confronted with the need to know colliding head-on with reality. Are we, HOMO SAPIENS SAPIENS, truly the only form that humans can take and is our history the only history? Might there not be others, or others created out of the very stuff of life who are, after all, our brothers and sisters?
Based on his 25-year roller coaster ride in the Information Technology (IT) industry, Biff Mitchell’s latest novel, Team Player, explores the world of work in the 21st Century. The story is set in an uncomfortably close future where the world is run by homicidal marketing managers who kill for love, company, and the almighty promotion.
Meghan and Georgina befriend an old man shunned as the town drunk. They discover he is an expert on horses. But as they try to help him they discover he has ghosts in his closet. They determine to find out what is haunting the old man and then they get into the past and find the mystery of a bank robbery in a small town called Furnace Cliffs Kansas.

Who was the force behind the uprising in Heaven against God and His Angels?  The written word of the bible acknowledges Satan as the agitator; however, as we find out through mythology and pagan cultures of ancient times, Satan did not act of his own free will.  He was influenced by this entity of true anger, evil and power beyond power.

This entity was neither male nor female, living nor dead, flesh nor spirit, good nor evil, merciful nor malicious, alpha nor omega, beginning nor end, hope nor hopelessness.  Its name was no name.  To encounter it was endless and to understand it was futile.  Hades was a sand box compared to the vast wilderness of its Armageddon.

There is an alternative to the universe we know and understand: a very close and similar alternative that is almost exactly the same, almost normal and familiar except for some minor deviations.

A new short story from Darrell Bain! Won?t it be great to talk to animals? But what if no one believed you, and you were a nine year old girl named Samantha? Find out!
Michael Small received an invitation from Victoria Windemere, an archaeologist he helped in her work in the Yucatan peninsula and the discovery of Roman artifacts in North America before the time of the Aztecs. His new hobby scuba diving lets Dr. Windemere hire him as an apprentice diver on site in the Mediterranean to work on the recovery of two ships that may date back to the time of the Iron Age. Dive with Michael as he risks his life to save a submersible that has been carried to the bottom. Feel his pain and what he has to suffer to rescue them. He is helped from drowning by a young woman who has her own ghosts. When she tells him about them he helps her unravel a mystery where her grandfather and grandmother were accused of being spies and traitors in the Second World War.

What elements are essential when building a fictional world? Do your characters need more dimension? Is your plot going no where? Do you want to write like a Pro even though you are just beginning? Are you a published writer looking for dynamic insights into the art and craft of writing? You will find these answers and much more in The Muse On Writing, a book geared for all genres and writers at every stage in their career.

The Muse on Writing, available through Double Dragon Publishing will inspire you, motivate you, amuse you and inform you.
Even though it is the roaring twenties in Ledford, Illinois Belle Anne Lassiter maintains a pristine reputation. However, her carefully crafted lifestyle is jeopardized when she comes to live and work for the Spicuzzi brothers. But her circumstances give her no other choice.

Some friendships are dangerous....

When Crystal and Etric find themselves in an unusual amount of trouble they should have realized that two people they never expected to see again had returned to their reality. Abby and Tristan are back... and so is Tabor, who has problems all his own.

The crews of Freedom and Fame team up to save the emperor, protect the last remaining heir, and face the gods and demons as they again work to help Abby and Tristan in the latest battle of their long war.

Warning: Contains Course Language

The Job: Nobody wants to be a vampire hunter. It’s certainly not the kind of thing that you plan on doing for a living. I mean it’s not exactly an occupation that you grow up wanting to have when you?re a child -- like a fireman or a policeman; or even, God forbid, the President of the United States.

Told with a campfire flair Unholy Whispers is an old fashion ghost story possessing elements of the macabre, sadness, erotica and terror. Born in a seaside brothel, Leah’s birth is an event worthy of damnation. Being raised in and by the home, she bears unending witness to mankind at its most primordial level of drunken savagery and insatiable lust. Her short life translates into a long nightmare, twelve years in duration. Then, on a stormy night, Leah is brutally murdered, along with every single harlot in the bordello at the hands of frenzied seamen.

A DREAM OF DROWNED HOLLOW, Lee’s Gryphon Award-winning ecological fantasy novel.

There are spirits afoot deep in the Ozark hills of Blackburn County, Arkansas. Things happen. Ghosts walk. Elemental creatures dance to the wild music of the rhythms of Nature. And those who?ve lived in the hills for generations can see them.

But now there’s activity of another kind ravaging the hills; bulldozers, chainsaws, and hunters of man and beast. As old-growth trees fall to developers, rivers are dammed, hollows are flooded, and residents are driven from land settled by their many-times-great-grandparents, April Rue Stoner hopes against hope that her gift can help her stop the destruction before everything she’s ever known is gone.

Sometimes a career change is required. Sometimes it’s unavoidable. And sometimes you?re forced into it, unable to think straight, pressured by your employer, with nowhere to turn.

And sometimes it costs you more than you could ever imagine...
When you wake up with a naked woman in bed with you, who apparently came through a locked door, you know the day is getting off to a weird start. When the woman doesn?t know her name or where she came from or how she got there, and begins appearing and disappearing out of thin air, you know rest of the day is going to be screwy, too.
She is Sloan Wood, He is Tennessee Green. They appear to be perfect strangers. So, how is it possible that they share a lifetime of memories? As the pair struggles to understand their secret history, they confront obstacles no human beings are designed to overcome. Some Truths the universe will go to extremes to protect.
    When the Winter King stays the wheel, refusing to allow the season to turn, the Summer Queen has no choice but to declare war.
Yet, there is one within the southern realms unwilling to see the people of Faery wage war. Astara, daughter of the Summer Queen, has taken it upon herself to journey alone to the northern realms, seek out the Winter King, and beg him if she must, to release the wheel. The season must be allowed to change.
The people of Faery could not go to war, for if they did, the land and all that depended upon its bounty would suffer. Somehow, Astara must make the Winter King remember this before the bitter chill of winter silenced her voice forever.
During the Dark Ages in South West Britain. Saxon colonists seize the opportunity to gain more lands from their neighbors in the West when the old Celtic king dies leaving a power vacum. From across the West Saxon lands; all hamlets send men to participate in the invasion of the Celtic land, Dumonia. However, efforts don?t always go to plan and aims of the invasion begin to diminish as the invaders move deeper into the Celtic realm and resistance becomes more stubborn.

In the wild days of the Martian Iron Rush, the Martian Territorial Rangers were all that stood between the guilty and the innocent. And the best, truest, fastest on the draw Iron Marshal was Roids Cavanaugh. Now Martian author HK Devonshire brings his stories to Earth readers, regaling you with accounts of this rarest breed of lawman. Read the same stories the Shards Universe characters love and celebrate.

Flattered by the attention of Graf Ruprecht von Falkenstein, Margerite von Hirschenberg marries well above her station only to find her idyllic marriage is not as perfect as it seems. Under the shadow of satanic magicians, she fights to discover who her true enemies are and how she can protect her unborn babe.
Relentlessly emotional and gripping, Radiant Fire is told in the spirit of dashing adventure and the language of the current-day female warrior. The story contains strafing wit, a mindless helping of sexual indulgence, the airborne violence of war and the charged energy of two people being held apart by circumstances beyond their control. This tale propels the reader toward its ultimate conclusion with all the captivation and enchantment of a runaway train.
On the desolate and dark side of the galaxy a special team of future warriors train in old Earth style towns for their mission to destroy a bizarre apocalyptic alien race. Perry, a leader and super warrior of the mission discovers that life on his home planet Rubicon and its nearby controlling Overlord planet Irene hide secrets more perilous than the alien threat. Perry desperately needs to contact the far away planet Earth to discover the truth of Rubicon’s cloaked history. Discovering that truth many millennia in the future will not come easy. Truth never does. If he can discover the truth it will change Earth and its place in the Galaxy forever. It is in front of Perry at all times---but can he fathom the consequences? The future of Earth depends on the decisions made by this superman of the future.
[Warning: Contains Sexual Situations]

The Lizzars planned on defeating the Centaurs with their new secret weapon. Instead, it teleported a town from Earth into the heart of an ongoing war! Bullets and Lasers marks the introduction of David L. Kuzminski’s new Censored by Earth Command series.
THE DEVIL IN MARYVALE, Jackie Griffey’s new book, is now out. It is the first of a cozy mystery series set in fictional Pine County, Tenessee.

This series incorporates the gifted with the population of Maryvale and Pine county. The first of them in THE DEVIL IN MARYVALE is a psychic; the second in the series introduces a medium who conducts a seance; and the third will introduce a healer, all of them very much part of the Maryvale scenes and surprises.

Irish hero Oisin travels to the Land of Youth with Princess Naomh to enjoy its pleasures, but after three years revisits home to find that three hundred years have passed in Erin Shocked, he ignores a warning not to leave the magical chariot conveying him, as a result of which it disappears leaving him trapped. But is there a hidden agenda at work" Why is he sent to Hyperborea. searching for a weapon against Death? What is Death doing in the Land of Youth" This Chronicle raises questions provides answers taking Oisin through danger, sacrifice and transformation, half revealing a secret as the lovers challenge Death in a tale uniting myth with fantasy.

Heartbroken Rory tries to resurrect her lost love. On Halloween night she draws a pentagram on the floor, lights some candles and casts a spell. But instead of bringing back her lost fiancé, she snags Gareth, a ne’er-do-well and general all-round scoundrel cursed to wander forever for his sins. Rory does everything in her power to send him back, but nothing works. She’s stuck with a sexy, rogue ghost.
En route to a reporting job in Little Rock, car trouble forces Bob Smith to spend the night in Lazarus, Arkansas. Suspecting the town is hiding some bucolic Fountain of Youth, his curiosity and investigating skills take him close enough to the town’s secret to fall victim to it. He manages to get away with his life, his car repaired well enough to get him to Little Rock, and a twenty-four hour gap in his memory only to be drawn back by nightmares and puzzling deja vu flashes to Lazarus where he finds the love of his life and danger as he hunts for those lost hours.
Orphaned by the death of their parents, Maddie and Wil are sent to live with their aunt, a respected college professor with no experience raising children. Largely left to themselves, they find a portal in her house-a door through an ordinary washing machine that leads to Loss, a strange world where all of the things lost in our world go to-keys, umbrellas, socks, loose change.even people.
Shard: v. To switch personas. Once a mind has been riped (wiped and rewritten), the previously used portion is closed off and an artificial psychic barrier is raised. Although highly unlikely, the barrier can be breached, and the closed off persona - even the original one - behind that barrier becomes dominant. This temporary episode is called a shard. If sharding continues, however, it does so at an increasing rate, weakening the psychic barriers, until it reaches a cascade level. Once cascade sharding begins, dissolution and death are inevitable.
Writing short stories is not easy. The reason it isn't easy is because they are short. The writer is still charged with producing living characters who have personalities: good, bad, or milksop. Add to that a dynamic narrative that gives you, the reader, an opportunity to see, hear, feel, smell, and taste what the folks who inhabit those little stories do, and the authors have a demanding job on their hands. Short stories are a great deal more than sitting on an old apple crate and hammering away at the QWERTY.    
When does a species become human? This was a question which now might possibly be answered, using newly developed techniques. Care would be needed, though. It wouldn?t do to upset what had gone before.

Teach Me To Love is an early Victorian Novel.

Underground radical reporter Darbee Donavon doesn?t mix with the upper crust. Things change when she intercepts a request by one of London’s most conservative old lords to have one Lord Ethan Darus Gray investigated. When the lofty Earl of Ashebrook discovers someone is digging into his past, he sets out to discover who it is. As the icy earl comes face to face with the radical rebel the sparks fly, and the challenge begins to see which of the strong-willed antagonists will come out the winner. The ultimate winner here is definitely the reader.

Margerite’s defeat of the sorceress Ortlieb, unwittingly earning her the rank of Princess in the Order of Lightbearers, puts her company into greater peril and brings them to the attention of the Inquisition. Now she struggles to maintain her deception within the Order, defend her company from the Papal investigators, and stave off her step-son’s attempts to bring her powers under his control by annulling her marriage. Can she continue the masquerade without imperiling her soul, or will she drag everyone down with her?
Take two old prospectors who have turned into ghosts, one modern day writer/photographer, and one handsome, if somewhat absent-minded mine owner and mix them up with an explosion gone awry in the Nevada mining town of Peavine. Add to that a time difference of over 130 years, and the chances for romance, mishaps and mayhem are as abundant as Nevada Gold.
Just beyond your fingertips is another world. It’s in the whisper of the wind, the sigh of the trees. It’s the shadow in the mirror or the fleeting glance of something out of the corner of your eye.

Lormere Haleil wants to stay in her home village and nurture her healing gift in peace. Instead, her family’s ambition forces to her to enter the legendary House of Lohenrin for training. There she is plunged into a world of magic, competition and intrigue. The initiates of the House must learn the skills of an adept, but only a few of them will be chosen to become a master of the power. A noble by birth, Brennet Darcon has dreamed all of his life of becoming a master. When Lormere bests him in every competition, his pride drives him to take dangerous risks to regain the upper hand. Using a magical crystal, he enters a forbidden realm and soon Brennet and Lormere are locked in a deadly competition that could destroy the House. Will pride drive them both too far? Or will love find a way to spare them from the crystalline fire?

Homicide detective, Bob DiStanza, has been doggedly pursuing an active serial killer operating throughout the city of Philadelphia. As the lead investigator of a dedicated taskforce commissioned to stop this highly disciplined yet unyielding predator of women, Bob struggles with the situation’s grim reality. The investigation is going nowhere.

Flashes in the Pan, Fifty Short Stories for the Impatient, by Raymond Grant is a pithy little book that should be onboard when you?re standing in a long, slow line, waiting on a download or upload, or killing time while TV commercials drone on. During any one of these exasperating instances, catch a flash?read a short story?let your spirit soar.

Aware now from enslaved humans that the Earth possesses incredible technology and weapons, the Lizzars use their teleporter to steal more pieces of Earth in an attempt to gain those. However, one of those pieces includes a military academy with real weapons and ammunition. Now the Lizzars are in for a real battle against a force of trained cadets while the Centaurs race to ally themselves with the new humans on their world.

[Warning: Contains Sexual Situations]     

Journeys of the Mind is a collection of short stories crafted by some of today’s leading speculative fiction writers. Between them, these authors have published over a hundred hardcover and paperback titles. Their works have been translated into twenty-six languages including Russian, Polish, Icelandic, Hungarian, German and Japanese, and their books have sold in excess of 25 million copies. Many are the multiple recipients of prestigious SF and Fantasy awards, and their novels have regularly appeared on international bestseller lists including the New York Times.
Isolated on a tropical world with thousand-foot trees, two years from Earth, Chief Safety Officer Ben Porterfield is truly alone. He’s responsible for over five-hundred colonists of the newly-arrived Third Anteran Survey, and is not prepared for a job he hadn’t expected, with far more danger than he’d thought. Struggling with a past police career that had left him with nothing but guilt and traumatic memories, he now strives to keep his group alive, as people start to be consumed by an alien rainforest, taken by a predator never seen before. When the white star orbits behind the large red subgiant, Ben realizes that a new terrifying ecosystem emerges with the deep crimson sky. He battles his own self-doubt while pushing forward into ever-increasing fear and horror, desperately trying to be a protector for his people, and, unsure during his final battle with a monstrous beast, if the pain in his past has turned into a death wish.
Death of a man with twin souls, wrath of the gods, a new habitat and a beast with unquenchable thirst. A Serial killer is on the loose. The killer is a bunyip, a trapped spirit in the Island of the dead. DCI Ivory Storm must look beyond technical means to solve these crimes. The answer: a recluse seer from Aboriginal country. In a quest to break the demon’s curse on Earth, to save her lover and reunite the world, Ivory finds herself in the Sacred Valley of Dreams, ancient terrain ensconced in galaxies beyond two asteroid belts.
The ancient vampire hunting order known as the Gwyliad Wriaeth has a dark secret. It’s enwined so deeply in the order that very few know about it, but it threatens to unravel everything they stand for.

We are those who are to blame.
A stellar accident has thrown hundreds of small circular areas of East Texas far into the past. The displacement circles include such random spots as a roadside park, a Wal-Mart Superstore, the streets of a small town -- and the death row section of the state prison.
Girls and young women are disappearing without a trace, without a clue. No bodies are ever found.
A renegade chemist discovers a drug which can be given quickly and surreptitiously and which will convert anyone almost instantly to a state of mind where the merest suggestion becomes an imperative need to obey. While the chemist is selling the drug to child molesters and rapists and robbers and using it himself to suborn women for the foulest of purposes, a team of detectives are in a desperate search for the source of the drug. They must find it before the formula becomes common knowledge -- and changes the very nature of society. What David O?Neal, the lead detective, doesn?t know is that others in the department and from government agencies are working just as hard to secure the drug for their own use.
The Sapien people live on the dying planet of Venus. Their need to escape to a new world where they can continue to exist leads them to the third rock from the Sun, Earth.

An old man thinks he is a god. And than he has murdered one of his subjects.

There are souls so sinister and bleak that good fears to look within but perhaps if we venture deep enough, we will discover more than just pain. Come, journey with us through that darkness to find what lies within those Stygian Souls.

The US Virgin Island of St. Thomas holds a glow of beauty and timeless grace. Beneath that, though, lies an anguished past of destroyed lives, enslavement, and endless attacks by nature itself. The people of St. Thomas are desperately in need of a protector. A guardian. An angel that will lay down her life to see that there will be justice for them. 

Impact is a collection of stories by Eugen M. Bacon that is "...a compelling work of fiction. Eugen Bacon’s writing is intense, utterly convincing and, before you know it, tosses you to a sharp finish."
The Sapiens needed to flee Venus? dwindling atmosphere. Their form of government was known as the Parliamentary Council. The Council created the Enforcement with one goal in mind. Take over, control the Earth, and colonize it for the Sapien population. With the Sapien’s continued expansion, we open our story. Captain Troupe was always a mystery to his son, Jonas. The young man was lucky if he spent more than a year with his father in total. The night of his father’s return would be the last time Jonas ever saw his father again. Jonas set off on an adventure, which unraveled his father’s hidden past.


Something smells in the rural backwater of Plattsford, Ontario.... besides Gloria Trevisi’s septic bed, that is. A local politician-turned-developer is found dead in his own future industrial park. As editor of Plattsford’s local paper, Gloria’s mission is to sort through a maze of local gossip, delve behind the polite facade of rural society, and discover the truth, preferably before her news deadline.

But it won?t be easy if she’s in jail.

Prior to their redefinition by Ogawa in 1987, the Namban group of tsuba had received scant attention from scholars. In part, this had been due to the lack of a clearly defined categorisation, making systematic attribution of the group difficult and thus preventing coherent study of the corpus as a whole. Dr John Lissenden uses this redefinition as the starting point in his accessible, creative and thoroughly researched study of Namban tsuba, for which he was awarded the degree of Master of Arts in East Asian Studies by the University of Durham in 2002.

The author has made good use of the research that has been previously done by European and Japanese students, but has also been originally critical of some of the established scholarship. This approach has allowed him to present interpretations of Namban tsuba that are indeed new. Among collectors and curators, some aspects of this study will be debated ? even contested ? but the clarity of the author’s position will cause them to reconsider some of their originally held beliefs.

Collectors also will value this study because it presents an innovative categorisation of this previously neglected group of sword guards, and serves to clarify the diversity and relationships of the Namban style. Including, as it does, expositions on both gilding and casting as related to this group of tsuba, the author’s reappraisal also uses the data on sword furniture as a new source of insight and information on historical developments in East Asia during the 16th to 18th centuries.

Prior to their redefinition by Ogawa in 1987, the Namban group of tsuba had received scant attention from scholars. In part, this had been due to the lack of a clearly defined categorisation, making systematic attribution of the group difficult and thus preventing coherent study of the corpus as a whole. Dr John Lissenden uses this redefinition as the starting point in his accessible, creative and thoroughly researched study of Namban tsuba, for which he was awarded the degree of Master of Arts in East Asian Studies by the University of Durham in 2002.
Will Astur’s candor and courage defuse Rohan’s wrath? Will the caravan-riders avoid being massacred by the savage horde of murderous Hattenai tribesmen bent on seizing their goods?
Prior to their redefinition by Ogawa in 1987, the Namban group of tsuba had received scant attention from scholars. In part, this had been due to the lack of a clearly defined categorisation, making systematic attribution of the group difficult and thus preventing coherent study of the corpus as a whole. Dr John Lissenden uses this redefinition as the starting point in his accessible, creative and thoroughly researched study of Namban tsuba, for which he was awarded the degree of Master of Arts in East Asian Studies by the University of Durham in 2002.

Book One in the AEssyrian World Series, the saga continues...

This series centers around the turbulent but steamy love affair between an 800 year old alien general and a human doctor from Earth.  Book Two in the series is Carnal Ambition and is now available.

Naked Venom, the first book in a series, takes place on an alien planet and follows the life and turbulent love affair between a famous half human, half alien general and a visiting human doctor from Earth. As the book opens, the general is plunged into conflict with the royal house when he's falsely accused of the king's murder. As he struggles to clear his name and restore his position, he is helped by the doctor, who becomes his reluctant love interest and confidant. When she too loses her position of trust for helping him, they form a partnership to find the truth behind the murder and the poison called Naked Venom.    

A ship-wrecked space sailor is rescued by the oxygen-deprived inhabitants of a distant solar system. They treat him like royalty, but he soon realizes there is something fishy about Leffingwellians besides their appearance: Their culture is identical to that of Earth's two centuries earlier except for a peculiar state religion dedicated to a romance-novel goddess.
Framed for a murder he didn?t commit, second-tier superhero Ben Thomason, known in the trades as ?Desolation Outlaw?, is convicted and sentenced to life in prison at Eagle Island Detention Center, a top secret, billion dollar penitentiary that houses only the elite of super-villains and super- hero’s gone bad.
A man who avenges ghosts ? a woman who hates Santa Claus ? a traveling band with a difference ?a midwife with a terrifying secret. If you think you have a dead-end job, then you may change your mind after reading Avenging Dreams and Other Curious Occupations.
What would you do if you slept through the apocalypse? What if everything you knew about disaster survival came from old B-movies? What would you do if society as you know it suddenly became The Oblivion Society?
Sometimes, the only way to escape a doomed existence is to dream yourself into a world where salvation is possible. It is such a dream that leads a commoner named Maladrid into the heart of Dominhydor: an uncommon world fraught with war, magick, and a destiny he never expected. "Maladrid" is the first book in "Tales of Dominhydor": an epic series certain to capivate hearts, minds, and inspire anyone who dares to dream.
Darrell Bain’s latest novel encompasses the spirit of the old American pioneers who risked all for a chance of a better life in a new environment. With conditions in America deteriorating, the Bentley family decides to take advantage of the recently discovered method for reaching the stars. They sign a contract with a corporation in return for partial financing of their venture to a new world. But as they travel on the space trails, they gradually discover that all is not right about the expedition they?re on. When the discrepancies finally come to a head, they find the corporation has deceived all the immigrants. Regardless, there is no turning back, for the leaders of the expedition have outsmarted themselves. Out of food, lost in the labyrinth of the space trails, beset by denizens of the ?ways, with only a slim chance of survival, the Bentley family and their fellow immigrants press on, driven by the same indomitable spirit their forebears showed while conquering a new continent.
Chloe The Clone is a suspense set in the year 2020. Part Romancing the Stone (romantic, comedic, with inept bad guys), part Paper Moon (feel good, sentimental, and quirky), Chloe The Clone nevertheless poses a serious story question: what does a man do when he comes to love the child who was cloned to give him a new heart?

Clonal Transplants, Inc. screws up when a rogue tech illegally grows a ten year old, sentient, female clone named Chloe to provide 56 year old Sam Turner with a new heart.

Because Chloe is near term, greedy CEO Andropov decides to maintain the sentient clone. If heavily sedated, she can pass for being brain dead and be shipped normally allowing Andropov to collect payment for a delivered product.
Avianna Wells walks in her sleep. Most nights, she, finds herself out in the dark at the edge of the woods, sitting on a curved branch of a Crissmere tree. Avianna wakes to find herself being watched by a Barred owl, Why-Lee, with whom she communicates. She speaks, he transfers his thoughts to her – they are friends.
The shadow. A Waniand mercenary, cowled in black, dark and forbidding. Preece the Warmonger, also called the Royal Blade. Rumors about him suggest the creature beneath the black cowl is not entirely human. Starlight. A woman of bright gentian tresses and rare beauty, promised in marriage to the prince regent of another realm. Given in wedlock not as a cherished prize but as a secret weapon meant to topple the reigning monarchy ... unless the Warmonger can find a way to prevent the marriage, even if it means risking both their lives in an act of outright treason. Even if it means losing Moreya herself, his memory, his very reason for living. Yet Destiny has waited for just this turn in the wheel of time and human events. A prophecy must be fulfilled, the future of ancient bloodlines secured. Preece must return to reclaim all he once lost--including Moreya, the Yune beauty with the trusting innocence of a child and the courageous heart of a dragon. Eppie Award Winner

HE PROMISED TO LOVE HER UNTIL THE STARS GROW COLD

It is a dark time for the ancient vampire hunters known as the Wraith. The oldest and most prestigious of their academies lies in ruins, and the ruling order, the Council of Seven, is dead. The armies of Vampire Lord Bane march almost undaunted across the face of the Earth. Thousands of Wraith have died during a war they have come to know as "The Purge." The Wraith are facing extinction.

Katya is faced with a life changing decision: she can continue in her safe half-life of obscurity as a servant in the College of Magic; or she can embrace her magic talent and Ghentian heritage. Telmus is the college’s youngest and most powerful mage, and he needs Katya’s help to defeat the unnamed enemy who massacred Katya’s people and who now threatens the entire kingdom of Davia.
When seventeen-year-old Farlee cuts the wrong purse during the Spring Festival in Southport, his adoptive family is murdered. He and Dabreze, the girl he loves, have to flee for their lives to the escape the Shadow Guild, an organization of thieves and assassins. Somehow he has crossed the Guild, and anyone who does, dies.

Aided by a traveling minstrel and a troupe of entertainers, Farlee discovers he’s stumbled into a conspiracy to kill the beloved king of Kardayen and begin a war with the elves, a conspiracy led by the Shadow Guild in league with a member of the royal family. Farlee is the only one who can stop the assassination, and he has only seven days to do it!
Have you ever wanted to walk away from your life and start fresh? A widow changes her lifestyle by living aboard and learning to sail a boat on Lake Michigan. While she builds self-reliance and confidence, an irresistible sailor falls in love with her, and together they learn to trust each other.
By day, Elise draws and paints, spilling out the horrific visions of her tortured mind. By night, she walks the streets, selling her body to the highest bidder.
 
And then they come into her life: a trio of impossibly beautiful vampires: Terence, Maria, and Edward. When they encounter Elise, they set an explosive triangle in motion. Terence wants to drain her blood. Maria just wants Elise?as lover and partner through eternity And Edward, the most recently-converted, wants to prevent her from making the same mistake he made as a young abstract expressionist artist in 1950s Greenwich Village: sacrificing his artistic vision for immortal life. He is the only one of them still human enough to realize what an unholy trade this is.
 
In the Blood is a novel that will grip you in a vise of suspense that won?t let go, forcing you to stay up long past midnight, turning page after page, until the very last moment, when a surprising turn of events changes everything and demonstrates, truly, what love and sacrifice are all about.
Maria and two of her siblings flee Mexico for the United States, illegally by way of the Rio Grande. Guided by human "Coyotes", they discover that the grass isn't always greener on the other side of the fence, especially when your powerful new employer harbors a dark secret within his heart. Warning: Strong Adult Content.    
A suspenseful thriller. The seemingly unrelated disappearances of young, beautiful women comes to the notice of Detective Colter when Veronica Banes gives the police their first lead. The investigation leads them from New York City to Oregon, New Jersey and New Mexico; a countrywide manhunt for a cunning, sadistic killer. The police are aided by Martin Devlin, a psychic who falls in love with Veronica and vows to protect her.
The years 2026 ? 2027. China is the world’s superpower. Recuperating from a nasty head injury in a military hospital, U.S. Army Private Jack Walker experiences vivid memories of fighting along the Chinese-Mongolian border. The military brass insist he’s been fighting in Ethiopia, Africa; and they have photographs to prove it. Of course, all isn?t what it appears to be. There’s the matter of the luminescent purple liquid in the hypodermic needle and the little purple pill.
Gloria Trevisi, editor of the Plattsford Sun, is hard-working, competent ... and about to get her rabies shots, a result of the discovery of a dead retired farmer and a live rabid dog while taking photos for what was supposed to be an uplifting holiday feature for the Sun’s Christmas edition. Someone, indeed, is suffering from rage, not the rabid kind, as health officials and police puzzle over this unexpected outbreak of a deadly epidemic in Ramsbottom Township. Gloria wants no part of it, especially when she is expecting the return of her prodigal husband, violinist Tony Lambert, who has already sent her a Christmas present that is far too grand for her to reciprocate. As usual, she has her own problems, including some nasty telephone calls, unwanted visits from the past--her husband’s old girlfriend, for one--and a future that holds a confrontation with her in-laws and several uncomfortable needles. As for the present, what should she buy Tony for Christmas? Will she survive the holidays? Judging by the tone of the most recent threatening phone calls, it seems unlikely.
Lucifer recalls out loud how he first proposed laws and regulations, and how Tobiah twisted the plan around to his benefit. He remembers with fury the scuffle they had, followed by a truly destructive act as Tobiah smashed a piano that Lucifer had crafted with his own hands, when he first invented music. With that single act, his hatred of Tobiah increased a million-fold. Lucifer ultimately created nightclubs to give the miserable and depressed of the world a chance to comfort themselves with the music Tobiah had tried to destroy.
When investigator Ashton Wilkes walks into a burglary sting turned to the bizarre, he never thinks that the perpetrators might take revenge. But when he finds his house invaded, his family brutally murdered, and his son stolen from him by the thieves that were more than thieves, he finds himself enmeshed in a world in which life means little and only the strongest survive.
Twenty years have passed since the events in BOOK OF DAYS and now a new and even darker evil is threatening the land. The Shadow Stone, an ancient and indomitable talisman has been discovered, and its dark sentience is awakening, searching for a chosen soul to bear it. Throughout history, the Stone grants each of its bearers command of one natural element: earth, air, fire or water. These forces once helped to create the world, and through the Shadow Stone, legends say they will be used to destroy it.

Four rotations passed since the battle exposing the village of Strom. The Alliance had been up rooted and forced to move by the heavy hand of the Parliamentary Council. Their very existence depended on their ability to escape find a destination known as Pangea Pon.

A collection of stories and one novella by C.A. Powell situation in and around 1920.     
The Williard Brothers Collection is a compilation of award winning author Darrell Bain’s 4 popular adventure novels; Medics Wild!, BigFoot Crazy, Postwar Dinosaur Blues, and The Billion Dollar Caribbean Caper (Three for the Money).  All books have individually won awards or placed as finalists. Medics Wild! in particular has won a variety of accolades and has been described as funny as the long-time running television show... M*A*S*H. Darrell was a medic in the Vietnam War and I personally believe that he drew from his personal experiences.
In everyday life we face dilemmas, obstacles, and situations where a decision needs to be made. Whether we choose the right or wrong path, only time will tell. In Aleatory, the residents are used to strange occurrences, to newcomers traveling through but never returning. But for these newcomers, Aleatory’s Junction will prove to be more than just a fork in a corner out of town. For some, it will mean an ultimate life changing euphoria. And for others…well…let’s just say a mirror of who they really are.
Book Three in the Chronicles of Tiralainn - Volume One

Rhyden Fabhcun is tired of being a hero. In the last twenty years, he has survived two wars, fought countless battles, lost friends, severed family ties and earned himself the status of a living legend in his native realm of Tiralainn. Now he is returning to his home across the sea, his life as an ambassador to the Torachan empire, and what he expects will be a predictable, uneventful, if not lonely existence.

This is the first in a series of short (true) stories detailing the humorous events within the lives of Darrell and Betty Bain. This story takes us to the first dinner party for the Newlyweds, or as Betty stated:

"... [this] was only the first cooking disaster on the road to many more in the first years... However, I can assure you, she is a superb cook now!" ~ Darrell Bain

The final book in the Censored by Earth Command Trilogy, Cavalry and Lasers is a must read!

[Warning: Contains Sexual Situations]

New Strom is growing into a successful settlement where Sapiens, Crows and half-breeds exemplify a model community. Only one element remains in order to solidify New Stroms existence, an ultimate weapon powerful enough to deter its enemies in the Parliamentary Council.

Jonas Troupe, lorde of the Alliance, will do whatever is necessary to protect New Strom and his late grandfather’s vision. His mission is to return to the Sapien controlled moon of Jenco and steal its super weapon of mass destruction. Even if it means taking the life of his cousin Carlen, moon lorde of Jenco.

This will be the final struggle between the Parliamentary Council and the Alliance for the total domination of Earth. This will be the darkest of Earth’s wars past or future.

    A charismatic rebel commander of legendary fame, Signe drives a force of rapacious Columbian invaders off Main World of Gaea. Her patriotic, cooperative, intensely loyal fellow citizens unfailingly give their world’s leader their full support. During a succession of lightning strikes launched at military installations in the heart of Columbia, the warrior-woman parlays a single space ship captured during a raid, into a fleet. A brilliant strategist, Signe fights Arlen, Commander-in-Chief of Columbia’s military forces, to a draw.

Warrior, statesman, and man of sterling honor, Arlen wields dictatorial power over his male-dominated, militaristic, fiercely competitive society. Besieged on two fronts, he cleverly outmaneuvers the four ruthless rivals seeking his downfall, even as Signe raids military bases on his populous world. A scientist as well as a master of political infighting, Arlen engineers a scientific breakthrough that renders Columbia impregnable to attack.

Will two gallant adversaries find a way to overcome the dangerous misconceptions each harbors regarding the other, and achieve a peace that both sides can accept with honor?

During the last part of October of this year, 2006, we had a tremendous amount of rain over a period of a week, twenty inches or so. During much of that time the satellite for my computer couldn’t be contacted so I wasn’t able to get on line. Still, I can’t stay away from my computer. I finished up my last novel, Warp Point then began looking through some old files I had kept that were in a different word processing program. I had never been able to access them before, but while fooling around, I finally found the right key. The result? I discovered a few of my long lost humorous stories, plus a little vignette on psi ability. They’ve never been published. All the material I found which I thought readers might enjoy is in the collection here. I have to admit, I got some laugh-out-loud responses from my wife, Betty. I also had to get her permission before publishing one story-but that’s getting ahead of myself. Besides, if you’re like me, you’re wanting the author to quit babbling so you can get on with the reading. So here are the stories. I hope you enjoy them.
Gem McQuinn has broke up with her fiance Robbie, and in order to nurse her broken heart runs off to her parent’s place in Florida for some much needed R&R. But without warning appears her childhood friend Pierce Madison; once an awkward and shy boy, Pierce has blossomed into a handsome, rich and confident businessman. Gem learns that Pierce is in the middle of a dilemma himself and solicits Gem’s help to overcome it.

Both make a pact to help each other; Gem wants to win Robbie back while helping Pierce gain his goal. But as they get nearer to what they thought they desired, the realization soon hits them that it wasn’t what they truly wanted in the first place.

"Change of Plans, Change of Hearts" is a heart-warming tale of love and the struggles to overcome obstacles.
Bench watched his father, Grand Stanley; follow a clan tradition by leaping off a cliff and attempting to fly with only a homemade parachute. Young Bench is left to travel down the steep slopes of Squirrel Mountain. His trip home is filled with many strange yet exciting events, e.g. meeting animals that could speak, fighting his family’s archrival Deener, and being pursued by a strange flying object in the sky.

Book Three in the Chronicles of Tiralainn - Volume Two

In the second installment of this epic adventure, Rhyden Fabhcun must forge a tentative peace with his captors, the nomadic Oirat tribe, and their beautiful, strong-willed leader, Aigiarn Chinuajin. Aigiarn gives Rhyden a bargain he is hard-pressed to refuse: translate a cryptic map that will lead the Oirat to an ancient dragons’ lair, and she will set him free. The only problems -- the map is written in a long-lost language and Rhyden has less than two weeks to decipher it.

GNOME HARVEST is a young adult fantasy novel. The story has a dark underside, but also speaks to the fighting spirit within us all.
Sannaro, an orphaned Saili teenager turned ASTRISI warrior has his loyalties challenged when humans from his past now aligned with space pirates, launch an invasion on the Kumani, the ASTRISI home ship, a nomadic space faring people who raised him.

In this second book of the series, Signe, Gaea’s head of state, and Arlen, the dictator who controls Columbia, continue to fight a stalemated war. The pivotal event depicted in the first book, Warrior-Woman: The Forging Of The Legend, radically changed Signe’s and Arlen’s perceptions of each other. No suspicion fell on Galt, who engineered the disaster. That ruthless rival seeks to overthrow Arlen, who employs his peerless talent as a master of intrigue to outwit Galt, with the aid of Adrienne, a courageous courtesan.

In a brilliant feat of deductive reasoning, one of Signe’s captains determines where Johann, the historical figure revered by both the Gaeans and the Columbians, hid his fabulous warship. Signe sets out to find the prize that would assure that Gaea could never again be conquered. Arlen follows her, and the two finally meet.

Will these two high-minded warriors finally realize that each harbors badly flawed perceptions of the other? If so, what profound change will that realization produce in their feelings for each other?

Take something that’s been around for thousands of years. Mix it with a little future technology. Give it time to spread, and a system of government comes into being that is better than anything ever thought of before. And it was such a simple idea.

Articles in this issue include: ’Ten Strange Things That Can Happen to You Using Future Technology’, ’The 50th Anniversary of Explorer One’, and lots of great sci-fi stories. An interview with sci-fi author and literary agent John Jerrold also appears in this issue. Click on the cover to download, and hit ’back’ on your browser to return here.
This is an adventure story, which feels as if it were happening as you read the lines and feels the emotions of the main players. This is what most Presidents fear that a family member will be taken and used as a pawn in some scheme of power manipulation. Special security personnel are always trying to avoid such a situation, but mistakes do happen.
Discover the mystery of the missing A-bomb and the people who need to keep its secret buried along with those who died in the air disaster and how that mystery comes into Jake Dorchet’s life and endangers the girl who is restoring his faith in living and himself.

This is a mystery, an adventure and a romance.
Assassination is a tool that can make a weak country on par with those powerful nations with large military forces and massive economies. History has shown that political assassinations have been used for eons and its use has not diminished even in today’s modern world.  
This is a love story where guts, determination, and work merge and two lives are carefully interwoven as mysteries and family troubles are explored in hopes of finding happiness.
    Time does not change the psyche of man. Those in power will do anything to retain their control. When you mix the supremacy of power  (Divine Right) of kings and religious battles between the Holy Catholic Church and those heretics outside the one true religion then the use of greed, lust and murder are the tools that are necessary for success.
Get out your hanky before reading Nurses In Your Home. You’ll need it. Since the advent of home health care, many of us have seen family and friends taken care of by those ubiquitous nurses who come to visit homes and care for their patients. Very few of us, however, know much about what goes through the minds of this wonderful cadre of specialized nurses who devote their lives to the care of others.
Aden Stark is in trouble. His older sister was stolen, leaving his family a dysfunctional shell of cold distances and substance abuse. Now her voice haunts his dreams, leading him to an impossible house of terrors that is not of this world.
[Note: Second Edition]

The Bolt Cluster is an area of close-knit stars that harbors a curious planet and deadly secret. Starships which enter the cluster never return. An alien enigma there has cost Wannstead Industries so many lives and ships that they finally decide to turn it over to the US Space Navy and its futuristic contingent of roughneck Marines. Captain Keane leads mankind’s most lethal spaceship into unknown alien territory, fighting battles against a bizarre alien species that will never surrender. Keane and the crew of Doc Travis are now involved in mankind’s first interstellar war, where the very existence of humanity may be at stake. The Bolt Cluster enigma must not only be solved but Keane and the Doc Travis also have to survive and return to Earth. Humanity must be warned of the threat or all the lives and ships lost so far will be in vain.
Rumored graft and bribery in township business should have left a certain municipal official wealthy, and an ideal target for murder. So why was he dead and broke? Newspaper editor Gloria Trevisi must find out, before one of her houseguests is arrested…or killed. The Plattsford Sun has all the news that’s fit to print… and more.
The story is set within the Spherical Dimension, which contains billions of realities within its 0.5 mm exterior. The story involves the crew of The Green Carnation, a battered space freighter from the rundown Rezer Merchant Fleet, and the backdrop is the ongoing war between the Hedar and Jerotta empires.

The Carnation is boarded by the Hedarian survivors of the final Hedar/Jerotta battle, in which the Hedar fleet has been destroyed by the Jerotta’s use of new cloaking technology. The Hedarians, commanded by Captain Byrne, forces The Carnation, commanded by Captain Joliffe, to transport them to the Jerotta home world where Byrne hope to take over the Jerotta council with a political/military coup.

The fight is on for the crew of The Carnation; can they survive a suicidal mission headed by a broken Commander, and controlled by a sadistic first officer? Will they ever get home again? Most worrying for the shape changing Radnar; will his carnations survive?
I do. I love the feeling of a cold chill creeping up my spine as I sit in a dark theater watching a good horror film. I still sit around campfires with friends while we tell ghost stories, but for sheer fun, nothing beats curling up in my recliner and turning the pages of a suspenseful novel or short story collection.
Rhyden Fabhcun has faced many challenges and enemies in his life. In the third installment of this epic adventure, he faces what could well be his greatest yet -- the vengeful and powerful spirit of a long-dead queen, Mongoljin Burilgitu. Summoned by the Oirat’s bitter enemies, the Khahl, Mongoljin has an appetite for souls and is bent on preventing Temuchin Arightei from claiming the dragons’ lair. She will stop at nothing, and will destroy anyone who stands with the boy who would be king -- including Rhyden.
This book opens with copyright information from Lincoln D. Bandlow, an attorney specializing in intellectual property law in Century City and the out-going President of the Los Angeles Copyright Society. The remaining pages include a treasure trove of information from: a personal manager for Hollywood actors, a Hollywood teacher and movie extra, a “Fictionwise eBook Author of the Year”, an owner/co-owner of two websites listed among the “Writer’s Digest 101 Best Websites for Writers”, a retired university professor, and other successfully published authors. This book is based on articles published during the first year of “The Golden Goblet” Newsletter edited by Marilyn Peake, and features additional articles by contributing authors written expressly for this book.
Gemstone Ivora was completely alone. Her mother had abandoned her half sister and her as young children. Gem was forced to adapt, to learn to care for herself, for her half sister, and for the dozens of useless orphan girls that mysteriously found their way to her house. After a fire that results in the deaths of all of the orphans, Gem and her sister descend into a nightmarish world, where they find themselves on opposite sides in ’the ultimate’ war. The Cycle of Blood has begun.
Jane Weston only wanted to save her best and only friend Margaret from Russell's merciless teasing. But dabbling in the dark Tuathan magic isn't the way to go. The dark magic is tricky--you get what you want quickly, but lose what you love. In the balance of the magic, every plan has a price. Jane's trip to the Forest of Souls in Book 1 saved her Grandmother Ounatha, but it also kindled Maeve's vengeance. The Dark Princess conjured up terror in the Forest of Souls and sent the demon Balor to stalk the woods of Rath Haven. Jane is going to need some help, and not just from Jack, who's learned a little too late some of the pitfalls surrounding his own Averien powers. He had no idea an innocent first kiss could get him into so much trouble. This time, the price of the magic to set things right may be more than Jane and Jack are willing to pay.
When Craig was dragooned into going shopping for a new bed with his wife Penny, he never imagined the pleasure and special effects the strange new bed would produce for them. He never imagined the danger, either, until they became wanted by every security agent in the country!

In this third book of the series, Signe and Arlen found the Interworld Corps: a body of peacekeepers. The former archenemies marry, having fallen in love after achieving the accord depicted in Master of Intrigue. The rigorous training program they conduct defuses lingering feelings of enmity assailing their twelve captains. When a violent clash between a Gaean and a Columbian occurs, Arlen handles the situation brilliantly. A potential crisis becomes a bonding experience for all twelve men.

Twelve ships begin to patrol a vast volume of space. Having persuaded Arlen to accept seven female Gaean spacer-fighters, Signe finds that instead of waiting until those women prove their worth, Arlen demands an immediate decision regarding how they’ll employ the women they’ll recruit as wives for their male spacers. In the ensuing debate, Signe scores a huge victory over Arlen’s culturally programmed gender-bias.

When the Co-Commanders handle a dire situation involving the taking of civilian hostages on an isolated station by a vicious renegade, will Signe’s faith in her female warriors prove justified?

In space, even the hottest blood runs cold.
This is a summary of our trip to Bangkok which I will photocopy and mail to all and save myself from having to write the same thing seven times. Please don’t feel slighted at receiving a copy.
Walter and John had been friends in school, spending summers together at John’s family estate in the country. But as they grew older, they went their separate ways. Walter barely remembers John’s sisters as more than ‘a trio of dark-haired girls’. But when John frantically calls Walter and asks for his help dealing with an honest-to-God family curse, Walter meets Anne again, and sees something he didn’t before. But before he can woo her, he has to save her from a force more ancient and evil than any of them can imagine.

Eric Hart was a Spacer and had faced many difficult situations before. This one was different. He alone had survived the crash on a strange alien world and now his survival depended not only on his skills but also on the human population that inhabited the planet, humans that shouldn’t be there but were. As Eric is transformed into a Son of the House of Nord, he discovered the Guardians, hooded figures that watched from the shadows and controlled events for the fulfillment of their master plan.

Gabrielle, an affectionate but sexually inexperienced author/historian, turns for emotional support to her late husband’s closest friend, a courtly cosmopolite who radiates masculine appeal. When Michael reveals that he desires a slave willing to exist solely for his pleasure, his shocking invitation resonates on some gut level within the woman married for fourteen years to a man afflicted by periodic bouts of impotence.

Determined to annihilate Gabrielle’s will without breaking her spirit, the master of erotic art conditions Gabrielle not only to submit and obey, but also to crave the pain he combines with intense, breathtakingly erotic stimulation, so as to lift her to astonishing heights of ecstasy.

Just as she rejoices in having learned how to please him, a magnetically appealing stranger enters her life as Michael’s guest. A fellow member of the Order of the Black Lily, Raoul levies a bold demand that Michael considers himself obligated to grant.
Which virile, dominant lover will win Gabrielle’s permanent favor: Raoul, who fascinates her, or Michael, who she knows loves her?

It’s been twenty years since the conclusion of the great galactic wars. A ranger is sent from the victorious New Worlds Confederacy on a routine mission to assess the residual radiation on Alpha-II, once the playground of the well-to-do. He finds the lush forests and exquisite beaches intact, the rest of the planet uninhabited by anything more than tree toads and weird mutated marine life.
Does time exist as a separate dimension? Does it have a unique place with definable limits in space? Does it move independently according to its own purpose? Or does it only move when other things move, completely dependent on prevailing conditions and binding dimensions in its surrounding space-a causal result bound to the whole? Perhaps it’s just a simpleminded construct humans have concocted to explain the inexplicable. Is it vaguely possible that it’s a set of branes slightly out of sync and we may pass from one to the next at will? Maybe it’s a simple kink in dimensions that can be crossed by anyone walking in precisely the right direction. It could be that it’s just a mental state altered simply by a minor amount of imagination applied correctly. Perhaps it is no more than a drug- or mantra-induced change of mental state-something hallucinated-something seen but unseeable. Or is there more to it than we can fathom? In the world of physics, all of this-and much more-is being looked into by serious, conservative scientists as well as those with their mental equipment more loosely adjusted-or even unfastened completely, their brains rolling about like marbles in an empty railroad freight car.
This latest from Patrick Welch follows the journey of Marlow and his rover tank  through a decimated post-apocalyptic America. Torn by war, starvation and panic, this once great nation is reduced to a series of military "city-states". If you like the television show Jericho, or relished the social disorder of  A Boy and His Dog you’ll love The King of California!    
The zany, politically incorrect Williard brothers are back, and this time they’re shooting for Mars, trying to spend the billions of dollars inherited from the Mafia Godfather. But there’s a financially and politically powerful organization that’s been seriously hampering manned space flight for more than two generations, backed by shadowy beings who may not have originated on Earth at all. So far they’ve kept manned space flight from progressing very fast or far, but they’ve never confronted the Williard brothers either. Along with their girlfriends, the Williards intend to go to Mars or die trying -- a distinct possibility!
From the poverty-ridden streets of Boston’s mongrel sector, Frank Riley abandons his gang to set out on a hobo’s hunger-driven journey to the Mexican border, where available employment has been rumored in the lofty citrus-picking industry. Instead, he meets up with the looniest batch of bleeding hearts to ever live below the only remaining tax-bracket, outside the legitimate economy, and still own their own submarine.
 
By the end of the twenty-first century, the Middle Class are extinct, Medicare and Social Security are things of the past, Single-Party-Politics rule the United States with an iron fist, and the only thing standing between total Upper-Crust domination and the remaining 85% of huddled, starving, and sometimes cannibalistic masses is a ragtag network of bogus churches, and a handful of their slightly off kilter operatives.
 
Follow Agents Pollyanna, Big Daddy, Momma Bear, Codger, and Jackass in this Political Satire/Action Adventure/Romantic Comedy as they endeavor to turn the tables on America’s ‘Trickle Down’ destiny, and the manmade virus that threatens to sterilize an entire impoverished population.
The complete works of Betty Bain, interspersed with sweet recipes so loaded with calories you’ll feel like you should be sent to jail for eating them!
In the second-to-the-last installment in this epic adventure, each treacherous step leads young Temuchin Arightei closer to his destiny -- and the dragons. When a tragic betrayal leaves the Oirat’s map to the lair lost forever, only Rhyden Fabhcun can help them continue in their quest. But to discover the secrets of the dragons, Rhyden must risk sacrificing his life -- and his very soul.
Book Three of An Age of Heroes Saga

Touch of the Sea Witch takes over where book two finished. Join the battle as our brave heroes continue their epic journey!    
An exciting tale filled with action, adventure, romance, sex, violence, revenge, and survivalism. It tells the story of events occurring in ways never possible anywhere else. There’s endless magic, spirituality, sorcery, and fantasy throughout. And all taking place on the fair island of Aer-Inn, on a planet many thousands of light years away, and in another time of many eras.
This is the story of a deeply caring woman, and of a male who has to finally reveal his true self. Together they have to learn that they must cooperate, and combine forces, to overcome any and all difficulties encountered.. Their love could see them through the many dangers amassed against them, until the realization of an ultimate one that neither of them could have possibly expected.
A delightful fantasy fiction romance-adventure story, taking place thousands of light years away and a thousand years into our future.

In this first half of the fourth book of the series, Signe and Arlen use a computer program to match couples. Jess fears that no man will wed a female lieutenant. Brant grasps an opportunity to avoid having to rely on the program. Evan takes a bold route towards attaining a bride. Amin embarks on an emotionally charged courtship. Signe handles the trauma engendered when Jason seeks to marry despite being burdened with a gruesomely disfigured face.

Conor and Eric patrol while their peers wed. Conor initiates a pitched battle, so as to foil a major attempt at larceny. When Eric hunts an outlaw in space, Midori encounters hostility from a Columbian misogynist who refuses to believe that the lovely woman qualifies as a warrior. He learns differently when she teams with him to launch a spectacular attack on the renegade’s stronghold.

Will problems develop when emotionally scarred people stand face to face with the stranger selected as their match by a computer program? Will two undermanned captains succeed in keeping the peace?

A world is ravaged by a war of demons and sorcery that no human can combat. Rastehm is on the verge of destruction.

Silverdawn, daughter of Mikkasah, born to the magic.

In this second half of the fourth book of the series, Theo warms to his match, until a confession she makes scandalizes the morally upright Gaean. Jassy unwittingly disappoints his wife, owing to his inability to rouse her to passion.

Evan negotiates with a demented hostage-taker levying demands the Captain cannot grant. Utilizing techniques learned from Arlen, he resolves an incendiary crisis. Jason prevents a public clash between Amin, who refuses to lower his standards, and the wife pushed to her physical limit. Juli performs a dangerous feat during a dramatic rescue of Gaean stationers trapped in a mine. When Dahl and his crew aid the survivors of a disastrous explosion, Dahl conducts a daring rescue, thereby changing his own life.

Confronted by an enigmatic brotherhood of militant Gaeans, Signe and Arlen develop their first major disagreement. Signe makes the requested visit to the brotherhood’s stronghold. Will Arlen discover the magnitude of her danger in time to launch a rescue mission? Will Signe survive the worst danger ever to threaten her?

A self-reliant Westerner meets an intriguing stranger who radiates an aura of danger. Seduced into becoming Julian’s mistress, Mercedes discovers that he intuitively divines her need for pain inflicted by an expert master. Sensing that Julian understands her as no one ever has, cognizant that this sometimes cruel partner reaches depths in her nature hitherto never plumbed, she learns to place an astonishing degree of trust in a man who relentlessly increases the demands he makes while raising her to unprecedented heights of pleasure.

Julian develops an irresistible urge to bring his not-fully-initiated partner as his guest, when he attends the yearly gathering of his fellow members of the Order of the Black Lily. Knowing what he risks, he conducts a short but rigorous initiation, employing electronic devices engineered by his brother Michael, and techniques identical to those favored by his brother.

Will Julian avoid suffering the disgrace sure to ensue should Mercedes rebel in the presence of his peers? Will his independent-minded lover consent to participate in the rituals unique to the Order?

Galactic Year: 3008

It would seem that as the Terrans finally ventured from their Planet Earth, and out into other solar systems beyond their own Region 806, they came into contact with the RAWR star system containing the planet now called Erda. In ages past, their neighboring planet with three moons suffered long periods of intercontinental warfare, plagues, famines, depopulation, pollution and even some natural disasters.

A few of the survivors were found and taken to nearby Erda by some of the first Terran Dark Energy powered hyper-space spheres to reach the solar system. The Terrans then joined with those from other overpopulated star systems in colonizing and repopulating both planets.

They possess no pulse, nor a heartbeat. Their lungs have long since discarded the need to regulate oxygen.  Logical thought escapes them, as does such common emotional states as happiness, sadness, or depression.   The age-old weaknesses of man, such as lust, greed, or envy, no longer apply.

Does time exist as a separate dimension? Does it have a unique place with definable limits in space? Does it move independently according to its own purpose? Or does it only move when other things move, completely dependent on prevailing conditions and binding dimensions in its surrounding space-a causal result bound to the whole? Perhaps it’s just a simpleminded construct humans have concocted to explain the inexplicable. Is it vaguely possible that it’s a set of branes slightly out of sync and we may pass from one to the next at will? Maybe it’s a simple kink in dimensions that can be crossed by anyone walking in precisely the right direction. It could be that it’s just a mental state altered simply by a minor amount of imagination applied correctly. Perhaps it is no more than a drug- or mantra-induced change of mental state-something hallucinated-something seen but unseeable. Or is there more to it than we can fathom? In the world of physics, all of this-and much more-is being looked into by serious, conservative scientists as well as those with their mental equipment more loosely adjusted-or even unfastened completely, their brains rolling about like marbles in an empty railroad freight car.

Katera would rather die than allow the Elders to present her at the altar of Kopa Na An. Her twin sister, Adrella, never returned after her summons to the altar, and Katera is tortured by the memory of her sister’s sacrifice. Intent on escaping a similar fate and craving an end to her suffering under the merciless rule of Askinadon, she constructs her own demise. Her plans are foiled when an attractive stranger rescues her from her attempt to plunge hundreds of feet down a waterfall to her death. The stranger takes her to a cave and releases her from her forced servitude to Askinadon by removing the high tech device implanted in her head. Encouraged by her new freedom…and her attraction to this mysterious stranger, Katera asks him to help her find her sister, if she is still alive, and free her people from Askinason’s unrelenting grip.

Tonto, a cross-eyed, ADHD affected little weenie dog with only one testicle, who already has a self-created job of compulsively shoveling pine straw into piles with sticks, is suddenly drafted into another job: saving the world from an alien invasion! Can he manage both jobs? Well perhaps, if a compulsively cursing alcoholic super genius and his co-ed groupies combine talents with a cigar chomping Italian whose air-headed secretary inadvertently gives him unlimited pentagon funding, and then help out Tonto’s owners, who think politicians are almost as smart as lizards and even smarter than grasshoppers. Get ready for a wild and crazy ride with Tonto and his friends, the most amazing characters Darrell Bain has created so far in his eclectic writing career! This is a science fiction story so insane that it only begins to make sense when it’s discovered that the aliens had a part in Tonto’s conception to begin with!
Armageddon is about to happen, but it’s not what you think. This war is not going to blow anything up; it's just going to turn everything off . . .

Cornell physicist Dr. Homer Layton and his research team have stumbled on a way to introduce a tiny local variation in the flow of time. It seems like a mere curiosity until they discover that the stored energy in common combustibles is insufficient to make them ignite in altered time. The variation, the “Layton Effect,” is propagated on a magnetic field. When an international nuclear exchange threatens, they reluctantly induce the effect over the earth’s magnetic field, and the last two centuries of progress are suddenly repealed. In this Layton Effect world, cars and planes won’t run, bombs and guns won’t go off. The military cabal that had brought the world to the brink of war is desperate to find the Layton group and smash their effector so they can get on with blowing up their enemies. Now Homer and his young protégé’s realize they have to run. But where to go in this strangely altered world?
“Talberts Plunge” is a short horror novel about a writer named Talbert Massey, most call him Tal, whose wife gives birth to a child whose soul is owned by Satan himself. The child, ironically named Christian, was born prematurely his birthing process was altered by an evil man named Mishok. Tal rejected by the child’s mother, Ruthie, at the hospital and from that cold February night forward experienced many strange and horrifying events. One in particular occurred in the infant’s bedroom before mother and child arrived home from the hospital. The room became a deep freeze and a creature was laying the baby’s crib.
Something is desperately wrong on Darvas, a dying world locked in a perpetual ice age. Twenty years ago an archeological expedition vanished without a trace. Now, two decades later, sixteen year-old James Anson, grandson of the planet’s discoverer, has returned to Darvas hoping to clear his family’s reputation. Darvas, however, has other plans.

Manuel González meets an intriguing divorcée when his vehicle collides with a moose. Invited to take shelter from a blizzard by Alison Haldane, a self-reliant ranchwoman, Manuel performs a service that his hostess regards as the saving of her life. Impressed by this personable, courageous ranchwoman, Manuel frankly admits that he is a member of the Order of the Black Lily, and explains the special nature of his tastes in sensual pleasure. The two mature sensualists enter a sexual relationship that soon grows deeply satisfying to both.

Having accepted her lover’s invitation to live with him while he and his partner, Hector MacFarlane, sell their business, Alison grows ever more fascinated by Hector’s personality, even as Manuel conducts an abbreviated initiation of a most promising probationer into the erotic arts practiced by members of the Order.

Will the desire that flares between Hector and Alison fatally complicate Manuel’s relationship with his friend and fellow master, and with the woman he regards as a treasure bestowed on him by capricious Fate?

A young girl deals with an introverted father, the reality of her mother’s terminal illness, her own insecurities, and a boyfriend who may not be who he seems.

In this second half of the fifth book of the series, Wolf lacks goods to trade. Desperate, he raids Barton, a grasping Gaean. On learning that Barton possesses Gaeanite, Wolf abducts Lesley, Barton’s niece, and tries to trade her for the priceless mineral. When Barton refuses to pay ransom, Wolf seduces the lonely Gaean. Before he sets out to capture Chapell, a vicious outlaw, Lesley offers to marry him, so he can gain Gaean citizenship. Wolf refuses, out of concern for her. Will the daring adventurer win amnesty for himself and his crew?

Merline gives Austin a job ashore. Aided by Paco, a homeless lad, Austin converts Merline’s property into a paying business. Austin and Paco attend a ceremony honoring Austin’s sister, who runs an orphanage. Slade raids Martha’s Refuge, and takes hostages, in an attempt to steal Merline’s ship.

Will the rescue mission mounted by Merline, Hogar, and Wolf succeed? And if it does, will Signe learn what happened to Hogar and Merline in Columbia? If she does, how will the warrior-woman react?

After failing to reacquire the previous template, Kwibee reroutes Sarah’s signal to the closest available computer-generated character. Again, she enters the world of Nirayel. Though relieved, she cannot help but be at odds with her new host’s promiscuous personality.
Having escaped his mundane life, Borin resolves to follow the Warrior’s path. Despite the unlikelihood of his quest’s being successful, his heart grows light. After all the years since the Empire’s rise, he is finally able to smile in the face of adversity.

To an extent, Jesse comes to terms with his delusions, though he remains unprepared to handle the advances of a most frustrating female Wood-Elf, the discovery that there are two of Sarah, and the prophetic ramblings of a benign Demon.

Finally reunited in the forth and final book of the Rendering Nirayel series, Sarah One, Sarah Two, Jesse and Borin are guided by the Demon Surripere, as they journey through uncharted lands in a final quest to reclaim Arbitos against all odds, and to free the lost souls of Earth.

All Deacon Sender wanted to do with the rest of his life was retire, but a few things got in his way. One of those obstacles was a madman by the name of Emerson Paisley. Paisley was a big man with a big thirst for killing young gay men, one of which just happened to be his friend Terry.
Sixteen years have passed since Promise Tide and Chrissy DuPries successfully forged the many factions of resistance forces into a cohesive unit, capable of facing – perhaps one day defeating – The Unbreathable, a force of evil attempting to control Earth’s societies through the ubiquitous, all-powerful NATech conglomerate.
When a cowardly young bard is called before the Duke and told that he must perform a task because of an ancient prophecy involving a mysterious Arch, he is certain there has been a grave mistake. When the Duke’s own men later try to kill him and he is forced to run, unsure who to trust, he realizes that it may be his own grave that is in question.

The Oath of Fire: a pact with the archdemon Ezrakul that grants its Earthly signers great fortune while they are alive. And when they die, allows passage of demons to Earth through their lifeless flesh.

America’s defense against Ezrakul and his Oath is the Trust Corps. TC’s officers are charged to seek out and destroy Oath-takers by any means necessary, even if those they love the most become suspect.

The will of the Trust Corps is about to be tested in Powell County, Pennsylvania, as evidence points to Sergeant Anderson March’s own family. His duty now torn between the Trust Corps and his own children, he must prove his son innocent of Oath-taking while doing battle with a host of demons that threaten to kill thousands

Gisel Matah is the Iskanders’ top agent, but often her commanders’ chief pain in the neck. Sometimes passionate, sometimes tough, sometimes acerbic, she’s clever and always ready to twist their intentions to meet circumstances as she sees them.
In the mid-fifteenth century a unique piece of jade is discovered in south-western China which at once becomes the centrepiece of a story of murder, theft and high adventure. The jade is exquisitely carved into a pair of identical dragons and is transported out of China along the Silk Road to Arabia and across the Mediterranean Sea to the Medici family in Florence. Sold to an English nobleman it is threatened with destruction through years of concealment, war and rebellion. Jill Howard, a young British sinologist, traces the turbulent six hundred-year history of the dragon carving in her determination to find it and return it to China.

An appetizing selection of gruesome goodies awaits the reader in this tantalizing adventure presented by Chef Billy and his shifty kitchen crew.
ROBYN’S ROCK by best selling author Darrell Bain is a story that covers a twenty year span. An odd looking rock, picked up by Amanda and Justin’s granddaughter Robyn when she was six years old was saved by her grandparents. Twenty years later Robyn’s curious rock begins a silent but urgent call for her to return to her grandparents’ home, where she had spent so many happy hours of her childhood, and where the rock still resides on a shelf. When Robyn picks up the rock again, she finds that with it in her hand, she is sometimes able to predict the future. Will this sudden power turn out to be a good thing or something best left alone? Will she be able to ignore the summons when it happens again even if she wants to? What would you do in a case like hers? What do you think would happen? How does this power work? A remarkable and well thought out story that you’re sure to enjoy.

When an advanced form of artificial intelligence is unintentionally loosed upon the Internet role-playing game entitled Wayward Fates, a quarter-million gamers become redefined as the fantasy characters they play. Among their number is Borin Krue, whose harrowing journey through a world of dangerously realistic fantasy begins at the end of a long voyage, and his unenthusiastic acquaintance with a Druid.

While returning to Arbitos, Borin Krue is unavoidably faced with the assigned Dryadic services of Squire Jesterwolf Thistle. Their obligatory and somewhat precarious association continues to land Borin in an almost constant string of ill-fated circumstances. These include an incarceration over the Squire’s recent theft of apples, a seduction by Jester’s adopted sister, and a most unfortunate introduction to her seven-foot tall Barbarian husband. Borin’s only real problem is that none of this is actually happening.

Intrigue and humor set the pace in Book One of the Rendering Nirayel series. Corporal Krue becomes unwittingly entangled with a large number of friendly and non-friendly types of Faction, Class, Race, and Magic.

Sarah Hoffman meets Doctor Kwibee, who has been disavowed by his military employers following the accident that led not only to Sarah’s husband’s and brother’s having entered a catatonic state, but also to the similar entrapment of a quarter-million other players, who will remain trapped until the IBOT program is allowed to complete whatever mysterious internal objectives it has set for itself. Sarah volunteers to make an unauthorized entry into the now militarily controlled project.

Sarah opens her eyes to find herself in the alien world of Nirayel. While occupying the body of the computer-generated Paladin, Selina Valorous, Sarah embarks on a desperate struggle to save her husband’s life and maintain her unstable Internet connection. Arbitos is attacked by the Dark Empire. A horde of Dark-elves burst through an exploded section of wall surrounding the city.

The pace quickens, the plot thickens, and Borin Krue’s problems have only just begun as Book Two of the Rendering Nirayel series continues to expand the horizons of a world seemingly more real than the one he can’t remember.

Sarah returns to reality just as several government agents close in on her home. Meanwhile, the paradox formed by her genetic similarity to her brother, Jesse, now forces a duplication of Sarah’s identity to become overlaid upon the previously occupied Selina template. The result is a seventeen-year-long gap in memory as a pseudo-Sarah wakes to discover a world where Dark-elves dominate civilization.

Jesse Berrach was formerly a paramedic. The ghastly accident that put him in the hospital also caused the end of his career, and coincided with the end of his marriage. During his recovery, he receives a package containing the online game entitled Wayward Fates, but when he initiates the program, he becomes catatonic. He enters a world far removed from that of his hospital room. Confronted with severe conflicts in terms of reality, he begins to doubt his sanity.

While the very boundaries of reality become distorted, the star-crossed web of lives and crisscrossed intrigue continue to expand, in Book Three of the Rendering Nirayel series: a four-part novel.

Fearful of the future and haunted by the past, the Holders set sail for the Isle of Dusk. As they leave the capital of Tur-Loghan behind, an ancient enemy is reborn in the city of Eyeshorn. Fed the blood of innocent children, Count Dilgreshar rises from the grave. His only desire? To exact revenge upon his niece, Ang Saroth…

Meanwhile, an army of demons launches its campaign to obliterate mortal-kind. Families, cities, and entire nations will be slaughtered unless the brave Holders succeed in their quest to recreate the infamous Clock of Aldulan.
Eight years after "Full Wolf Moon." Max and David are now werewolf hunters about to encounter a "super-beast," the likes of which they’ve never seen before.
Tom Bell, an ageing pharmaceutical billionaire, is facing his twilight years when fate hands him a drug capable of reversing old age. Its chemistry is old, indigenous to an ancient parasite found in South America, and so prone to mutation that its synthesis produces a contagious virus capable of infecting people with extreme longevity.

The contagion becomes the start of a terrifying journey into the unknown for the tycoon, who will stop at nothing to cheat death, including sacrificing the lives of those around him. But how far would a government go to hide the knowledge from the public? Ultimately, what happens if Methuselah’s Virus threatens to spread to the entire planet?
Will Sully ever break free of the evil force menacing him? Will he ever be able to live a normal, unthreatened life?
My younger brother Gary is a charming, humorous, articulate, romantic adventurer and warrior. He’s one of those types of men the rest of us admire and fantasize about, wishing we could be more like them. In the olden days, he would have been a Mountain Man or a Knight or perhaps even a Pirate or Buccaneer. In any era, he would always have been one of the first to cross the mountains, the wide rivers or brave the unexplored oceans. Even today, in the late autumn of his life, he’s always doing something new and interesting and he always has fun at it. We’ve had many a laugh together and shed a few tears during our lives. He’s always been my best friend and I only wish I had preserved more of our conversations and letters. What you have here only touches the surface of many of the things he’s done and places he’s been. And for all you fans of my Williard Brothers series, after reading this book you might guess that Gary is the avatar of Jason "Jumpin’ Jase" Williard, the middle brother of the three, and the aviator whose almost supernatural flying ability gets them out of many a scrape in their continuing adventures.
July 20, 2021, was a date nobody would ever forget. It was the day Earth made contact with intelligent beings from another planet. They were human, from the planet Outland. They came because citizens in a private space yacht found one of Earth’s deep space probes, the "Voyager." It had been launched from Earth in 2002, and its mission was to study Charon, the Moon of Pluto. After this, it sped out of the solar system with the hope that one day some intelligent beings would find it. And that was precisely what happened.
For Marduc, the love that he had for his mother was the only he had ever known, but her execution at the hands of the French monarchy was more than he could bear. His desire for revenge propels him into a world of passion, madness, brutality, witchcraft, and a deal with the Devil soon regretted.

In this first half of the sixth book of the series, Sebastian, Chief of Security of the Columbian Military Complex, captures and interrogates Marianne, a Gaean spy. He conceals evidence so as to shield her from harm. She agrees to engage with him in sexual exchanges involving the infliction of pain, so that he’ll let her see Merrill, her wounded brother. Over four weeks, Sebastian cleverly conditions the repressed Gaean, who loses her inhibitions. Her hatred of Sebastian prevents her from growing emotionally attached to him.

After Merrill gets exchanged for Simon, Sebastian paroles Marianne. Engaged in a brutally stressful program of work and study, she excels academically. She battles despair after learning that the data she secured at such cost just lost its strategic value. At term’s end, Sebastian offers the exhausted woman a full scholarship, which she accepts.

Will Sebastian learn the explosive secret Marianne managed to conceal from him? Will her lover eventually tire of her, as she now fears? What will happen to her when the war ends?

In this second half of the sixth book of the series, Marianne marries Sebastian, now a teaching fellow at the University and a consultant to the Ministry of Internal Security. Bianca requests Sebastian’s help when she gets victimized by a blackmailer. Sebastian and Basil lay a trap for the blackmailer/murderer, who escapes along a route Marianne traces. Threatened anew, Bianca again appeals to Sebastian, who duels and kills Dominic, a man who extorted credit from her. Marianne proves to Sebastian that she places unshakable trust in his word.

Basil and Sebastian reluctantly ask Marianne to infiltrate the headquarters of a radical group opposed to free trade, in hopes of preventing the highly placed criminal for whom the blackmailer/murderer works from blasting the fragile peace now existing between Gaea and Columbia. Will the daring infiltrator outfox the dangerous adversary who captures her? Will she succeed in her mission to find and transmit to Sebastian crucial evidence incriminating the plotters? And if she does, what effect will her feat produce in her marital relationship?

In this seventh book of the series, Aubrey, brother of Islara, a female broker, unwittingly causes Regan, a Second Corps Captain turned broker, a huge financial loss. To protect Aubrey, Islara marries Regan. Regan hires her, and treats her as his intellectual equal. Islara enjoys a new life spiced with exciting professional challenges.

Orwell, a shady investor, threatens Tanner, owner of a ship Regan purchases. Regan buys Davison Engineering, which angers Orwell. Islara unearths crucial evidence. Thugs wound both Tanner and Samson, Regan’s former lieutenant. Regan, Islara and Samson meet Orwell and his associate Babcock aboard Tanner’s ship. After Babcock incapacitates Regan, Islara foils Orwell, and Regan overcomes Babcock. When Regan and Samson suffer wounds in a later battle, Islara prevents Regan from bleeding to death. The attacks continue after Orwell’s death. A bomb goes off in the entry to Regan’s quarters.

Will Regan and his friends finally discover the identity of the shadowy “Number One?” Will Islara learn the cause of Regan’s sexual dysfunction, and attain happiness in her unorthodox marriage?

EBook Format

True stories from John Klawitter, Hollywood writer-producer-director. Whether you’re pitching some famous old witch doctor who owns a big animation production company, or sending a query letter to a 25-year-old cannibal prince who lucked into being the head of acquisitions at a giant publishing conglomerate, the stories of discovery and survival in TINSEL WILDERNESS can be a source of inspiration and encouragement. From the book-lined offices of Random House and Doubleday to the West Coast movie studios with their wide views of palm trees and the blue Pacific, the wilderness is a strange place for those not expecting the weird, the unpredictable and the rough-and-tumble. To you, storytelling is as important as life itself. But to the natives it’s often little more than trinkets and beads they can exchange for furs and scraps of meat. The trick is, you don’t want to be the meat. As the natives often say with a wise nod of the head, It’s too late to moo when you’re hamburger. You’re a talented person, a creative writer, an artist in your own right. So as you take the first steps off the beaten path and into the tall grass toward the distant blue mountains, remember to stay alert, keep your weapons handy, and always expect the unexpected...you’re in the TINSEL WILDERNESS.

    
Travis Conley has had to cope with the fallout of his older brother’s dangerous bounty hunter profession. Unlike Rafe, Travis has no interest in deliberately seeking out danger and excitement. Travis has roots—running his own cattle spread, courting a steady gal, his personal future all mapped out. Life at Crockhead Rest is nice and orderly and Travis likes it that way.
    Mankind’s dream…
…to cross the gulf to the Milky Way. To go back. To find the original home of man. And he was to lead the way.
Alone in the ashen plains, a girl searches for the enigmatic nomads of Od-Siing, but the atmosphere proves too harsh for the young seafarer. Krynna is unconscious and dying when found by the twins, Durai and Quan. Durai falls in love with the girl from a distant ocean world but believes she is a star spirit and shies away. While recovering, the young emissary is shown writings that could help free the nomads from a brutal occupation. A surprise raid separates Durai from Krynna and his sister who then flee to distant asteroid station, where a young prospector has seen the same ancient script. A holy man named Aicobo, a pilgrim from the ocean world, takes the heartbroken Durai to find his two loves. They join Krynna in her pursuit of a truth so powerful it could not only transform the struggle against the totalitarian League, but alter the very meaning of existence for the disparate people of the three suns.
She’s a native wonder worker. He’s white man fascinated with the histories and migrations of the First Nations. She can speak to animals. He can….not be touched by magic at all. Which is a good thing. Because an arrogant young mage with too much power for anybody’s good has just leveled his sights on her.
Martin Hammond, a brilliant but aging thoracic surgeon and Aaron Willoughby, well heeled wheeler dealer par excellence meet at the back window of a care facility. They make their escape together and wind up on Aaron’s friend Leona Miller’s doorstep with the announcement; "We’re running away from home together..." – the OLD FOLK’ HOME!

Inspired by a true story.    

Is there life after death? It’s a question best-selling horror novelist Jack Devlin is desperately trying to answer since his wife’s suicide. His personal life has crumbled, while his career and sanity aren’t far behind as his nights are spent combing through allegedly haunted places in pursuit of the supernatural, and the hope of speaking to her one last time. Some call it obsession, but Jack hopes it hasn’t gone that far.

Jack’s search has led him to Union, New York and a house called the Hollow. Hours away from big brother Gotham, this sleepy town has its own secrets buried just below the picturesque suburban landscape. With the help of a team of paranormal researchers, Jack starts to unlock the secrets of the Hollow, but they aren’t the answers he wants… Is the Hollow haunted, or is Jack Devlin?

Devlin’s Hollow is a twisted, spiraling decent into the world of the supernatural, and Jack Devlin’s mind.

In this first volume of the two-volume eighth novel of the series, Lacey, formerly a captain in Arlen’s Special Force, finds life as a wealthy ship-owner boring. Lacey becomes Adrienne’s lover, displacing Marcus, Minister of Internal Resources. Persuaded by Neville, First Minister, to host a gathering of merchant-spacers whom Arlen and Signe wish to meet, Lacey does Signe a favor. Marcus directs the Co-Commanders to Cyril’s, at an hour when Lacey customarily escorts Adrienne there. Faced with a socially incendiary situation, Arlen reacts in a way that stuns those watching.

After Signe offers Lacey an advantageous shipping opportunity, Lacey marries Adrienne. Provoked into dueling Yancey’s second officer, Lacey prevails. Brendan, a Gaean industrialist to whom Signe recommends Lacey, discovers that Lacey married a courtesan, but divines why Signe condoned his act. Lacey meets a former enemy, and behaves gallantly. Jess proves herself Adrienne’s friend. Adrienne achieves an economic breakthrough, infuriating Marcus.

Will Marcus’s plot to kill Lacey and Adrienne, steal their ship, and blast the accord between Gaea and Columbia succeed?

In this second half of the eighth book of the series, Lacey hires four Gaean women and two Gaean men when he buys another ship. Adrienne fears that if these likeable new shipmates discover that she was once a courtesan, they will withdraw their friendship. When a misunderstanding arises between Liam and Hilary, Adrienne reconciles the pair.

Lacey duels Yancey, the fugitive who plotted to steal his ship and kill his crew. Wounded, Lacey yet prevails. Thurston, Lacey’s Gaean medic, proves his worth. Lacey clashes combatively with Adrienne over the invalid’s need to eat soft foods. Loser in the battle of wills, Lacey seethes until Liam and Thurston succeed in cheering the Captain.

When Adrienne applies for a license to sell parts in Gaea, Anthony, a Gaean, attempts to blackmail her into withdrawing her application, by threatening to inform Lacey’s Gaean crewmembers that she was formerly a courtesan.

Will Lacey’s Gaean crewmembers cease being friends with the ex-courtesan? Will Adrienne succeed in getting the license? Will Lacey survive his next duel?

Evil Personified:

Worse yet, the good citizens of Elm Hill will soon play host to THE natural born killer, a vile, soulless being infamously known as ‘Mr. Hate’, whose skill for eradication is surpassed only by his utter loathing of mankind as a whole, and whose true identity will serve to shock the town to its very core...

What happens when you have seen something you weren’t supposed to see? What happens when what you have seen will change the face of the Earth forever? What will the governments of the world do to keep things stable and quiet while everything you ever knew is about to change? Who will be saved? Who will be sacrificed? And to what lengths will they go to secure your silence?
This isn’t really a science fiction story, but what other category do you put the story of a talking dog in? Especially when it’s the story of the dog who was the avatar for the science fiction novel Bark! And finally, a talking dog makes it science fiction in my book, even if he did do it only that one magical night.

For the good of the river, Captain Vanda leads a force against a Kog raiding force that massacred an apprentice crew only to find herself at odds with Captain Jemit over following orders. Complicating matters in Vanda’s personal life, riverboat ownership has become a divisive issue and Vanda’s disagreement with Jemit almost causes Captain Jemit’s wife to miscarry. All the while, Vanda’s dreams of becoming a sea witch are closer to the truth than anyone suspects. When it happens in the midst of battle, she finds herself faced with a terrible decision in which Captain Jemit’s life hangs in the balance.

Imagine a scenario where you’re so heartbroken that you move to another planet ... have your memories erased ... and get engaged to a stranger you’ve never even met.  Is it possible that the faint flicker of warmth you feel toward a random face in the crowd is in reality an echo of love past?  Or is this what we all have to look forward to; a new kind of ’Future Love’?

Beaten and bloodied, the Holders leave the Isle of Dusk behind. On the cusp of defeat, their only hope rests on a daring rescue attempt in the city of Eyeshorn.
All ballerina Tammy Wilde wants to do is escape her memories: of the automobile accident that caused the death of her dancing partner, the divorce from her celebrity-seeking husband, and the haunting dreams of star-crossed lovers from another Time. Traveling to Ireland, she meets and falls in love with Padraic Shea, who introduces her to the beauty and mystery of the Irish countryside while his gentleness and understanding help her forget her pain. When he tells her the tale of the Irish Lady’s Spanish Lover, the ghost which haunts his family, Tammy realizes the legend and the story in her dreams are the same. Soon, she and Padraic will be threatened by a force that has survived the centuries, as her presence awakens the spectre who rises to claim the woman he loves, and kill the last living relative of the man who cursed him.
Having fallen deeply in love with his Gaean prisoner of war, Michael, Captain of a Columbian crew stranded on an abandoned space station, worries constantly about what he knows will happen to Cleo when their improvised escape vehicle arrives in Columbia. Michael secretly weighs implementing a wild, fanciful plan that could solve his problems as well as Cleo’s. Cleo dreads being sentenced to a long term in a penal workforce, and fears that seven people will eventually pay a bitter emotional price for her having fallen in love with six men.

An accident that results Cleo’s suffering an injury sparks responses from her six comrades that deepen the bonding among all seven people. As jealous of Nigel as Nigel is of him, Michael yet concedes that the new accord between Nigel and Cleo removed a major obstacle to the success of his wild plan. When Cleo organizes a party to celebrate Leonard’s birthday, she finds that a wholly unexpected but most welcome boost to Marvin’s self-esteem flows out of a suggestion she offered Michael.

Six men attack the perilous task of rigging the tether and gear that will allow the escape vehicle to spin, thereby generating artificial gravity. Marvin’s skill at flying remote-controlled objects proves crucial. A terrifying accident injures Michael, produces a puzzling response in Nigel, and puts Marvin’s skill to the ultimate test. When Michael’s nerves fray almost to the breaking point, disaster gets averted in a most astonishing manner. At the end of a harrowing week, seven comrades rejoice at having all survived, and marvel that liftoff is now imminent.

This action-filled narrative forms the second volume of the ninth novel in a series of nine books portraying an ongoing saga of futuristic action, adventure and romance.
Working stiff Harry Volvoy final hit the big one; Harry won the million dollar lottery! Unfortunately now that he has arrived he doesn’t know where to go from there. 
Four timeless tales from Sheri L. McGathy, together in one collection:
After Natalie Carter’s family is brutally butchered by vampires on Christmas Eve, she finds that her only protection from the blood thirsty monsters that tried to kidnap her is Jason, a man without a memory and with a second soul sharing his body. But are he and the powerful creatures he serves enough to protect Natalie from a lethal vampiric assassin and the terrifying woman that haunts Natalie’s dreams and will stop at nothing to possess her?
In the year 1881, the moon suddenly begins to turn around and reveal its long-hidden darker side to the startled world. While most of Humanity finds the event fascinating, two British explorers know the horrible truth. The rotating moon is the legendary sign that foreshadows the return of a prehistoric demon, the monstrous destroyer of Atlantis, an unkillable colossus known only as the deadly, dreaded Squid God. Racing around the world, and against the clock, Prof. Einstein and Lord Carstairs battle the fanatical legions of Squid God worshippers in a valiant effort to stop the ghastly rebirthing ceremony and keep the demonic mollusk locked in the stygian depths of its unearthly lair. Authors Nick Pollotta & James Clay have lovingly crafted a splendid Fantasy/Adventure, heavily laced with their classic off-the-wall humor, and sprinkled with a light dusting of parody toward the legendary works of H.P. Lovecraft, H.G. Wells, Jules Verne, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and just about everything else from the golden glory days of Victorian England.

Mind Control and World Domination take form in the successful development of a mind numbing drug created by the son of a Nazi physicist. Once administered to the world all would become open to suggestions as dictated by it’s originators.

Al washed up in a remote area of a relatively unknown beach which lay on the central coast of California. Early morning surfing aficionados revived the man, who instantly attacked them for their trouble. Defying his condition, he shook his rescuers off like fleas and babbled an insanely violent tale.

Wolves and dragons. Storms which descended like Ragnarok from heaven. Add in an overwhelming guilt complex, and intense feelings of persecution. Al claimed he had killed a million men, women and children; he ranted that someone had torn him apart limb from limb and sewn him back together like a rag-doll.

Taken to a psychiatric hospital, the attending doctor documented that first the patient only screamed and shouted at people, and not always in a language they understood or identified...

Love Data explores the clash of sex, love, cloning and indulgence.

Bill is an inventor with futuristic vices and ambitious experiments on his mind: To use technology to trial his version of creative artificial intelligence, and bring back a dead lover, Jessy. Bill can resurrect Jessy by implanting her data persona, a clone of her mind, into a female android.

But he really needs a breakthrough and he needs help. The only aid he can find is from Casper, a wholesaler of clone androids to the sex-industry. Casper wishes to help Bill and create history by donating two B-Women models, Betty and Jane, to be experimented with. Jessy the dead lover, now living as data, conspires with Bill to load herself into Jane. Bill’s audacious experiment will work but Jane, and more so Betty, are developing human habits. When Jessy erases Jane but inhabits her body, the android sister Betty sees this as a threat to her own existence. And their creator, B-Women, see this as a threat to their business. Bill’s experimentation and salvation from sorrow creates a catalyst for destruction: By making history he is making enemies with women, men and machines.
Along the shore of scattered bones and metal skulls stands a rift between two worlds. A perfected young woman seeks the mysteries of human existence by digging through the corpses in her mind. Living and growing in a massive, sterile cage she yearns to change the world outside for the better. But even she knows that this will mean the end of an entire race.

Astraea, born not as human, but a mix of all things, must accept her path, or doom her soul to darkness. Her painful journey will put into question all the aspects of life she thought she knew. Humanity, as it has done forever, must confront the questions that shape the pursuit of vast intelligence. This new world is full of shifting characters and deceit. Astraea must manoeuvre between perceived reality and the truth; between the realms of machine and magic. Perhaps the pursuit of artificial intelligence should have been abandoned before it even began. Empyrean is a tale that stretches back through time and leaps forward again.
Having contained the great threat of the wraith-maker to an area in the Grillion forest, Boh and his friends learn of a way that it would be possible for Dane to form an unstoppable force. As the borderline is pressed, Boh’s psychic reading increases. Who is the vision that Boh keeps seeing of the young man with the slanted eyes, small mouth and flatter facial features? Is he wanting to help, hinder or to be saved? With the quarantined area already being pushed back and widening, they have no choice. They must destroy at least one of the scrolls that are being sought by taking them from the possession of mad man. It is against the vampire clan in the Scarlet Mountains that they go to war.

Ariane, a Wallachian Healer forced to tend an ailing Turk, becomes enslaved when the vassals of the four noble brothers who rule the Dark Citadel storm the Turk’s stronghold. Lord Stephen purchases the virginal Healer, and consigns her to the care of two trainers themselves slaves. Her coldly proud owner makes use of Radu’s and Antony’s extraordinary ability to tame a rebellious new concubine, and turn her into a marvelously responsive sexual partner primed to satisfy her lustful owner.

A gifted leader, Radu forges strong ties of love that bind Antony, Ariane and himself, so as to insure their survival. During the storming of the Dark Citadel by a traitorous vassal, Radu, Antony, and Ariane escape, bearing their wounded owner with them. Having forced Stephen to open the gate of the secret exit, they flee to the one place where Ariane knows they can live safely: the Keep of the Unburied Dead, an abandoned stronghold shunned by the superstitious populace. With the help of the two bosom companions whom he loves, Radu first captures, and then recruits, a rag-tag group of noble outcasts, whose liege lord and all of his followers died in battle. When Lord Gregory’s army appears under his walls, Radu boldly negotiates a truce. When a band of unemployed mercenaries attacks the Keep of the Unburied Dead, Radu utilizes all of his formidable military skill, and all of his native craftiness, during the ensuing battle.

Radu, Antony and Ariane unfailingly display cool daring, admirable resourcefulness, and whole-hearted acceptance of Radu’s unrelenting insistence that not only love, but strong ties of honor bind them inseparably to each other.

"SET YOUR PHASERS ON SPIN CYCLE!" Captain Markus and the eccentric time traveling crew of the AeroStella have their hands full when they encounter Earth, the mafia, and a psychotic US President. The mayhem starts when two bumbling Jersey mobsters, Nick and Squeaky, decide that their only way to get rich is to insure and burn down an old apartment building. Unfortunately their complex is above ancient alien beacon for communicating with their galactic space brothers. First contact by the aliens sets in motion a destructive course for mankind and the aliens. The fate of the galaxy depends on the decisions of Markus, a mobster named Squeaky, and a dog named ’Snoop’.
Pushing a '40 hot rod Ford to the limit, sensible Freddy, wise guy Rafferty, and the incandescent Neal McCord race over the border to borrow a Canadian flag but run smack into a wicked brooding mass of ugly, stone-faced Mafiosi wanna be’s. In a ‘refusing-to-die’ game, they end up with a bank bag that leads them to the Jungle Inn Casino. Although the notorious Purple Gang, John Dillinger, and gangsters from all over the country no longer visit the former gun-turret protected safe haven, the sprawling building creates chaos.
The Crystal of Glath has been rediscovered . . . by a direct descendent of Afner Thimlock, the great dwarven general! Daelin may not be a warrior himself, but when troll-slayer, Ancor Grelin, joins him on his quest for knowledge regarding the ancient stone, the simple crafter finds his prospects brightening. They are even brighter when the famous Feligrim brothers, Telitar and Hendol, join the cause. Finally, Alufin Antaneum, his best friend in the world, decides to go along for the jaunt.

Book Two in The Nord Chronicles

In book two, Eric continues on his journey to become the “First” of Carna and discovers that he is destined to complete a plan forged more than three thousand years before by the first, “First Ones”. 

Dar Trians had always been an excellent scout. His ability to slip undercover and return to his commanders with valuable bits of intelligence had saved hundreds of his fellow knights during the Magic Wars. In no small part, it also paved the way for his promotion into the highest echelons of command.
A Study in Red - The Secret Journal of Jack the Ripper by Brian L Porter tells the story of Robert Cavendish, a modern day psychiatrist who is bequeathed a strange set of papers which purport to be the journal of the long-dead infamous Whitechapel Murderer whose crimes gripped the hearts and minds and instilled terror on the streets of Victorian London.
A hologram of a stunningly beautiful woman captures the attention of a bored tech named Benjamin O’Rourke, who feels strangely compelled to investigate her mysterious identify. He quickly finds himself thrust into the world of high stakes corporate greed. And, through his own machinations, ends up in space in search of the lost colony of Eilithia. There, they discover a major power struggle is simmering, and he and the crew of the Westerly must chose sides.

Meanwhile, Kaylee, a young, naive Eilithian priestess, blessed with prophetic visions, struggles to chose her own path. Will she be the new leader of her world? Or the victim of its upheavals?

As factions coalesce, all feel the presence of a strange force beyond their understanding pushing them towards an unknown future.
Cover artist and publisher Deron Douglas has managed to conjure artistic success out of fantasy, imagination, and just the right amount of attention to commercial needs.
Four Earthyears before Signe drives Norman’s force of invaders off Gaea, Michael, Captain of a six-man Columbian military scientific team, docks a mortally crippled ship on a Gaean space station occupied by a team of civilian researchers. The Columbians capture a female Gaean life-support engineer, but fail to force Cleo to reveal the location of the sole escape vehicle, before her comrades lift. Determined to retain control of his men, Michael makes Cleo part of his crew, and arranges to share her sexually with his five crewmen.

Cleo defuses Conrad’s anger, befriends Leonard, puzzles over Marvin’s behavior, finds a refuge in Justin, and lives in dread of the final night she must spend with Nigel, Michael’s cruel lieutenant, who hates her. On that night, she musters courage enough to win the Lieutenant’s grudging admiration. Affectionate, outgoing, seared by tragic personal loss, Cleo grows to care deeply for Leonard, the youngest crewman, Conrad, a hard-bitten spacer, Justin, a compassionate medic, Marvin, a social misfit, and even for Michael, whose ability to lead wins her admiration.

Nigel’s jealousy of Michael’s higher rank and ability to dominate becomes reinforced by jealousy of Michael’s seeming ability to secure Cleo’s full regard. Cleo fears that Nigel, a notorious duelist, will challenge and kill Michael. The cumulative strains wreak serious damage on Cleo’s emotional balance. When an incendiary crisis occurs, irremediable disaster gets narrowly averted in a wholly astonishing manner.

This action-filled narrative forms the first volume of the ninth novel in a series of nine books portraying an ongoing saga of futuristic action, adventure and romance.
As launch approaches, Michael initiates changes necessary for the implementation of his wild plan designed to keep Cleo safe. He announces that since the voyage home could take an Earthyear, seven people will engage in activities intended to keep them productively busy. Each will engage in pure research on a project of his choice, and six will offer courses to Leonard, who lacks an advanced degree. That announcement generates a huge surge of excitement. The crewmembers scour the station, hunting for scientific equipment they’ll need.

Michael and Marvin perform the direly risky launch of the escape vessel now called the Phoenix. The ship flies like the mythical bird. As worried as the Captain regarding what could happen to Cleo upon their return, Nigel persuades her to undergo the demanding physical training routinely given to military recruits. Once again, he sparks an outburst of virulent anger in Cleo, but this time, his reasoned explanation of his motives dissolves her ire.

Michael places Nigel in charge of designing a fitness program. The Lieutenant’s proposal shocks the Captain to his core. Nigel volunteers an explanation of the factors that have altered the emotions driving him, further shocking Michael. The two men achieve an understanding that forms the start of a genuine friendship. At long last, Michael makes the eloquent appeal to his crew that he planned almost from the start, regarding the wild plan guaranteed to alter all their lives. Breathlessly, he awaits their response.

This action-filled narrative forms the third volume of the ninth novel in a series of nine books portraying an ongoing saga of futuristic action, adventure and romance.

Ebook and soon to be released paperback!

Sally and Anne Mae Harris, the deeply loved wife and daughter of successful L.A. cartoonist Mica Harris, wake after a devastating auto collision to find themselves in a strange and dangerous limbo. On a trip to Copenhagen a year after the accident, Mica believes he is hallucinating when he sees the two of them, seemingly still alive. What’s more, for the briefest of moments before they are whisked away, he is convinced they recognize him, too…

In a Galaxy where peace is breaking out all over, it’s not always easy for a pirate to adapt. In order to feed her crew and keep her ship running, Captain Jean Barrett has been forced to walk on the shady side of the law – and she’s beginning to enjoy it.
We live in an era of artificial impressions. We are being bombarded by enhanced bass response in sound systems that can be heard through brick walls five blocks away on a dark and stormy night. The dB invasion has attacked us in music, movies, and television to the point of being painful and actually damaging to our physical well-being. Our vision is exposed to impossible characters, creatures, and critters of all sorts moving before us so realistically presented that our senses are operating in a condition of overload. Our imaginations are slowly being pounded into a mass of pulpy numbness by computer-generated images and sounds. The thrill of conjuring mental pictures of monsters, things, and dark night visits from the mysterious shadows of nearby and far away places by ghouls, ghosts, vampires, werewolves, aliens and aunty Millicent has been largely replaced by geeks tinkering with ones and zeroes.

Take back the darkness and chill of the misty night! Take charge of the mystery and fantasy within you! Let your spirit rise as the Phoenix from the ashes of your shattered present! Regain the independence that only your imagination can give you! Reestablish your right to form your own visions and sounds! Read! And, by all means, read what follows. It is a great beginning for retrieving your life.
As General Gavin Theron knows all too well, being in command of the AEssyrian army isn't easy.
To pass from one world into another, what does it take? Courage? Determination? Faith? Love?
Now you can enjoy the entire Chronicles of Tiralainn series in order, beginning with the award-winning Book of Days, followed by this latest installment, Book of Shadows, then Book of Thieves and multivolume epic Book of Dragons, Volumes 1-5.

Follow Gisel Matah and the thunder of hooves as she strikes back at the Imperial armies that threaten all she has worked for.

Risking her life and her love, Gisel negotiates even greater hazards in a new adventure. Partner, Yohan Felger, becomes a problem when the Baron has him smuggle a steam engine to the Empire. Gisel knows of the subterfuge but cannot admit it, while Yohan is almost torn apart by the need to deceive her. She protects her fledgling Radical movement with the hope it will bring more justice for the peasants and workers in societies now ruled by money and aristocracy, but has to lie to friends to achieve it.

Faced with the need to remove the pressure on Yohan as he moves his contraband engine, she accepts the offer of General Lord Ricart, her ex_lover, to command a cavalry unit in battle. Her reckless courage is needed to carry out missions in the rear of an Imperial army. The fight finds her opposed by ever increasing odds until in the final confrontation she must outwit two enemies who vie to dominate Iskander. New friends, allies, and enemies as well as all the old ones fill the pages when Gisel Matah sets out to gain "The Wildcat’s Victory".

Amid the fury and chaos of the Civil War, something monstrous is feeding upon the wounded soldiers, leaving behind withered corpses broken and twisted in unimaginable agony. Definitely not the work of a vampire. U.S. Marshall John Sandersis ordered by President Lincoln to stop the hideous deaths. Has the South unleashed a demon from Hell? But the marshall soon discovers that the mysterious enemy has been attacking every fallen soldier in the war, both Union and Confederate. President Jefferson Davis wants the unknown fiend stopped just as much as President Lincoln. Ruthlessly hunting a dark thing unafraid of guns, fire, silver, or Holy Water, the grim marshall starts to believe that the killer is not a werewolf, vampire, demon, or anything else known in the lexicon of the supernatural. This is something new, something horribly different. And the battlefield deaths are only the beginning... 
    

Beneath the shimmering veneer of the human world, there is a war raging. Fought between Vampires and Wraith, it has stretched over untold millennia. But the balance of power has shifted, and the Wraith now find themselves, and humanity, facing extinction.

The Wraith have a prophecy that states "A Saint’s blood will create a new race." Many believe that this has come to pass, but everything, including the prophecy, lies in shadows, and nothing is as it seems. The fate of the entire world rests on the unborn child of two preternatural creatures. Conceived of a Vampire and a Wraith, the child should not be… but everyone wants it. It falls to Wraith Emily St. Louise to protect the child from the world, but will its birth bring salvation, or damnation?

And now, mankind’s original protectors have awakened. Some would call them angels, but they could be the harbingers of the apocalypse. And this is how it is at the end of all things…

At The End of All Things is book three of the Wraith Chronicles, and the culmination of the Prophecy story arc that began in Darkness.

White American is a special slice of weirdness. Imagine that 'The Catcher in the Rye' had been written for 'Heavy Metal' magazine and you've got a good starting point for what to expect. It's a classic coming of age story, turned on its ear and shoved to the ground.

THEY WANTED TO TERRAFORM...THE EARTH?

Once more, Nick Pollotta has unleashed a bakers dozen of his comedy short stories, this collection ranging from Science Fiction to Mystery, and each tale crowned with his hallmark twist endings.
Five Moons: Resurrection is the story of Dallas Blake. By the end of the Corporate War, he had lost everything: his wife, his daughter, his whole family. He was a man in need of far more than just a new beginning. What Dallas needed was a resurrection. Five Moons: Resurrection is the story of his crew of misfits, every bit in need of resurrection as Dallas.
Rynna has lived her entire life inexplicably and repeatedly trying to kill herself. As a result, she and her mother are chased from one community to the next, persecuted as demons and witches. Rynna's only ambitions of remaining anonymous and ignored are destroyed when a dragon informs her that she is the reincarnation of the Lord of Salvation, the god of the elves, dwarves, and humans. Now she and the dragon must set off to the capital city to find her priests, lead her people, and stop a war. On the way she must avoid the Prince of Dusk's abominable underbeings, her own overly zealous countrymen, and insidious mind consuming butterflies, all the while trying to keep herself from accidentally committing suicide.
Boh Pierce is like any other fifteen year old at the beginning of last century. He and his close friends believe that vampires and werewolves are not only real but also evil. It is a challenge, then, to his way of thinking to find out that there is more to the hidden world then spoken of in ‘human’ stories. He is not only a witch, but his uncle a werewolf. This is the story of Boh as he stumbles with six other young apprentice witches to find their way in the hidden world of the other races that inhabit the earth. The truth of witches being the protectors of all races, clans and beings. The underworld which humanity is kept naïve of; with exception of a few.

Boh’s class is sent on their first mission to protect the migration of the low-land elves as they make their way to their summer lodgings in the east. They are made aware of Boron, son of the dwarf monarchy, King Nevin, and his pursuit of the throne of the low-land dwarves. Boh and his class are caught up in the battle which leads to the end of a two hundred year old war.
In this wickedly ingenious novel of compelling mystery, unforgettable characters, and sharp wit, L.P. Stanley draws us into a world of mind and magic, science and sorcery, blending a perfect mixture of relentlessly mounting horror and dark humour.

Rolling waves of violence and dangerous adventures, quirky desperados, long-lost romance and heated passions collide on the back roads of the Southwest as the charismatic and mysterious Man With The Scar tries to bring order to his chaotic world.     

Dolan Hermes is a cold and diabolical serial killer preying on Philadelphia. Finding him, however, is not difficult. He’s in a freezer at the city morgue. The real problem is Hermes didn’t actually become a serial killer until after he had died. Now someway, somehow people are falling victim left and right, just as Hermes had predicted. The cops already have their perpetrator. What they don’t have is the means to stop the gruesome
killings - killings set in motion by a dead man.
The comfortable world of Martris Drayke, second son of King Bricen of Margolan, is shattered when his older half-brother, Jared, and Jared¿s dark mage, Foor Arontala, kill the king and seize the throne. Tris is the only surviving member of the royal family aside from Jared the traitor. Tris flees with three friends: Soterius, captain of the guard; Carroway, the court¿s master bard; and Harrtuck, a member of the royal guard. Tris harbors a deep secret. In a land where spirits walk openly and influence the affairs of the living, he suspects he may be the mage heir to the power of his grandmother, Bava K¿aa, once the greatest sorceress of her age. Such magic would make Tris a Summoner, the rarest of magic gifts, capable of arbitrating between the living and the dead.
Amid the sweltering summer heat of nineteen eighties South Korea, a trio of bar girls are found brutally murdered mere miles from the main gate of Sunyon Air Force Base, their mutilated bodies discovered near a red-light district known as the ‘The Ville’, infamous for the inebriate behavior of the American soldiers who frequent its many watering holes and back-alley pleasure palaces.

For humanity the transformation from savagery into civilisation can only be led by heroes and geniuses, but new inventions, like the concept of zero, the first books and the use of metals, come at a heavy price.

Does love really change us? Or rather, does it distract us from our true selves? That’s a question for Montgomery Pace, a handsome business owner who has been trying to figure it out. In this complex tale, Affect/Effect, the lives of four women and one man is explored, exploiting the dynamics of the human relationships and how love and lust affect it.

In each relationship, Monty realizes more and more how different he is with each woman and all the variety of ways he loves them. Daria, the first woman he ever loved and the only one to have ever broken his heart has always held some unexplainable power over him--to the point where, she could just reappear in his life a year after she broke his heart and change him in an instant. She stands as the “ weak in his knees” and the one he can never say no to, partly because of her demanding, obsessive, slick persona.

Ice, best friends with the woman who falls for him as soon as she rests her eyes on him, remains as his cool, rejecting his affection at first, until finally thawing under the attention. Their relationship blossoms like something Monty has never experienced. Then there’s Angel. Angel is his heart. Her hard, lawyerly façade hides the innocence and fear of a girl living a life she doesn’t understand as a person she doesn’t know. Angel is the woman with whom Monty melts from the need to protect her and respects above all, well, besides Mildred, his perfect woman--his strength. Maybe it’s just that she serves as his best friend first, but Mildred has always had Monty’s fascination and now, after years of friendship, the tension to take it farther is finally beginning to take its toll on them. Could the fact that they know everything about each other make or break their relationship? Only time and exploration will tell. In essence, their mutual truth is what keeps them the same. The heart-heavy tale is wrapped in love, loss, pain and everything and everybody in between.

In book three of the Nord Chronicles, Eric must consolidate his control to become the absolute ruler of a planet that is fragmented by distance and culture. Primec and Inheritors cover more than 20 years in the saga of Eric of Nord and tells the story of the rise to manhood of his two twin sons, Joshua and Nicholas. While their quest for their place would take them in different directions, their destinies were forever linked and it would fall to them to complete the promise.
With the final confrontation against the demon Gix looming closer, Aubreyan and Tristan seek a short time of peace to recover from their battles. However, Gix moves too quickly, and now the two, along with their allies, are forced into a running war to save other friends whom Gix has targeted.
Abby’s attempt to keep the others from the final battle only makes them more determined to join him -- at whatever the risk to themselves. As they face the demon at last, Abby is all too aware that his friends are both his strength and his weakness... and he knows they cannot all survive.

As part of a secretly assembled crack team of confederate soldiers dubbed ‘The Phantom Rebs’, former Civil War sharpshooter Luther Henry thought he’d survived the worst that infamous conflict had to offer.

Fast forward a full decade later, where he finds himself pursued across the rolling plains of the Southland by a mysterious, otherworldly assassin responsible for systematically eliminating members of his former unit in a retribution-laced killing spree.

Retracing fantastic events from his own hand-scribed journals, as well as those of the young Chinese immigrant girl for which he is forced to Guardian, Luther Henry describes facing down all manner of supernatural horrors with little more than his trusty Colt Peacemaker, a sharp-edged Bowie knife, and ample supplies of grit and determination.

Saddle up for an exhilarating, action-filled ride into terror that delivers thrills aplenty, while leaving all those brave enough to scan its wondrous contents with a spine-tingling sensation best described as a ‘Creeping Dread…’

Amongst the brooding woods that line the field is a pond that constrains an evil of immensity and cunning. No one except Morgan has faced this evil... only Morgan knows what lives in The Dark Place.

A must read from suspense thriller superstar Bill Wilson.

In this book, Twisted Tails III, we are dredging up fear and wallowing in it as if it were something to be played with, cuddled and fingers lovingly run through its fur like a cherished pet. What we’re doing here is tinkering with terror of the primal kind. You know what I mean, the sort of fright that lies coiled and ready to spring from the dark corners of the mind with no warning. It awaits all, lurking in the deeper shadows of consciousness. No one is immune and, frequently, there is no cure, you just sink into its roiling depths and are no more. If you do manage to escape, life will no longer be what it was before and you will find yourself glancing nervously over your shoulder whenever you hear something strange in the darkness or see a shadow move in the night…or day. Enjoy….
In the aftermath of the Second American Civil War, civilization collapses throughout the world. An all-powerful Planetary Government (known as the PLAG) reestablishes what the rulers call “civilization.” A young mathematician, Isaac “Crash” Tyson, presents proofs of his Reactive Mathematics Theory to the World Science Council (WSC), in the hope of obtaining funding for testing his theory. This esoteric theory predicts that a Spatial Exclusion Wave can be generated: a wave that would effectively exclude normal space from within the generated wave field. This wave would, in essence, create a non-spatial dimension within normal space.

P-Quan, the Planetary Governor of Earth, approves the funding but sets the stage for a PLAG takeover of the results of the test. Crash assembles a team of loyal experts, who build a spatial exclusion generator and produce a spatial exclusion wave. The test causes a cataclysmic upheaval at the test site. Attacked by PLAG forces, Crash’s group mounts a vigorous defense. Thus begins the epic struggle waged by Crash and his followers against the alien forces arrayed against them. Will Crash’s fleet of badly outnumbered ships survive the unequal battle with the Luin Armada?
In a place on the cusp of eternity, juxtaposed between the physical and the spiritual, a lone Ylf-maid stares achingly into the flat unreality of time, waiting, hoping…

In the crumbling tatters of the world of men, a lone Ylf vies for his salvation. Prisoner to the painful, wrenching memories and dark temptations that haunt his reality, he is longing for something eternally lost to him, waiting, hoping…

Somehow, somewhere… these two lives must be one…

… but at what cost?

Inquest
Once a penniless vagabond, the now wealthy and middle-aged widower, Frank Riley, is thrust into the precarious role of a single parent, and just as the spirited daughters of his late wife become caught up in the same old intrigue for which he has long since retired, so too will agent Jackass brave any threat to keep his little girls safe.

The Riley sisters, Polly and Anna, are determined to save their kidnapped father. But first they must join with the last remaining Dogs of Warren, escape the warheads sent by the same mysterious invaders who now have their papa, and then discover the location of their attacker’s lair. Of course, to accomplish everything, they’ll probably have to stay up past their bedtime.

Follow agents Diabla Thane, Rhinestone, Haeggehs Peuteir, Thethpian withpuh, Little Imp, and One-Eight-Five as they fight for survival while preserving a new America in this sequel to The Dogs Of Holly Warren.
Merlin, born in the last years of Atlantis, as the empire slides inexorably towards decay and destruction is surrounded by a mystery. Found as an abandoned child on the slopes of the Mountain of Fire by Belasius, Grand Master of the Astari—an esoteric order charged with guiding the evolution of humanity, he is raised by the Order, and initiated at the age of eighteen. But on his first secret mission as an initiate he risks compromising them by falling in love with a daughter of the Emperor.
Exit, Pursued by a Bee is driven by a Southern-belle heroine-astronaut, involves a Palaeolithic mongrel called Kur, Glastonbury Festival chaos, steamy sex in space, a mean-momma loose-cannon journalist and an out-of-control general who'd fix anything by nuking it. They are all involved in the attempt to overcome time-quake calamities created when alien artefacts depart from Earth, oblivious to the chaos they leave behind.
Award-winning fantasy authors Shannah Biondine and Sheri L. McGathy team up again, delivering twice the mystical adventure in this enthralling duet, Twice Upon an Eventide. Here are faraway worlds of danger and intrigue, where dark mirrors hold strange and dark secrets.
Join Stephen Baron as he shares his true story involving 20 years battling this mysterious disease, and how he made the impossible possible when challenged by both the psychological and physical obstacles corrected with a chronic ailment.
As if that wasn’t enough, both a new love and a gorgeous and sexy ex-wife come back into Matt’s life at the same time. Something has to give—or does it? After all, this is Tinseltown, where survival is an art form and you’re only good as your last picture.
A psychotic woman, an ex wrestler, and two beautiful young girls are all ingredients in this dark tale. Dianne Hollander is a deranged woman with a life long dream to one day work in the medical field and she will stop at nothing to get there. See what happens when she finally realizes her dream and gains control of a nursing home in a secluded, little town called Vollmer’s Hollow.
She’s the lovely young fortune teller who reads tarot cards at Wichita’s Scarlet Lady saloon. He’s a freelance gun with a chilling reputation. When Sparkle LaFleur asks Rafe Conley to pose as her husband one afternoon, she never imagines the seemingly harmless ruse might take on a life of its own...or that she’ll be kidnapped by outlaws and find herself drawn into the very center of Rafe’s dark and deadly world.
An escaped slave on the run for his life…an enigmatic warrior on a deadly quest…a young thief with uncanny abilities…together these three risk total destruction, not only their own but their world as well. But their most frightening foes are their own fears, and the memories that live within their pasts…
Lord Erek's new tutor discovers that his magical talents are potentially awesome—or could be, if he gets the proper training. But training is something that his family will not allow. So Erek goes on the run with his tutor and three new friends: Ursyn, the burly warrior; Vlad, the wily trickster; and Commander DiaVandryn, a brilliant soldier who is hiding secrets of her own. But they are being followed, and if they’re caught—they all die.
General Gavin Theron is a difficult man to say no to. So after a rocky but passionate courtship, Doctor Harlan Ambrose has finally agreed to live with him. There’s just one catch; marriage is out of the question.
The Sirrus Orb - a mysterious artifact of unsure origin. Some say druids made it. Others claim it was crafted in the Abyss. Eric Carvon is the human warrior commissioned to retrieve the Orb for a powerful wizard. The raid Eric leads to capture the orb goes foul, and he is thrust into a world where he doesn’t belong. Searching for the wizard who tricked him into the disastrous raid that killed all his men, Eric learns of the true evil trying to drive the races apart. He must also put his trust in the very elves he had been trying to destroy.

Eric must face harsh truths, the worst being that everything he had fought for previously was a carefully plotted lie.
"Vampires? Don’t be silly. Of course they’re not real, child." A mother’s response to a question asked by her curious daughter. She’d laughed it off and hadn’t thought of it since. Her daughter was blind, after all, and there were more pressing matters to worry about than imaginary nightwalkers.

The adventure continues with book two - [Red Sky - Book One]
The exiled daughter of a minor noble, Kyrianna Dalynne, finds herself trapped in a temple dedicated to Thynitic, The Lady of Chaos. She and her companions, are charged with finding an ancient artifact before
the ones guarding the portals out will allow them to leave. As their search continues, Kyrianna begins to question if there was a specific reason she and the others were brought to this place.

After the guardians claim the artifact as been secured, they offer to open the portals to allow the group to return to their homes. Instead of the familiar forest of Kilenter, Kyrianna finds herself in another world. Her companions from the temple arrive several days after her.

When one of the members is accused of murder, they are tasked with assisting Tristan Duvall, who must face the demons and ghosts of his family’s past in order to claim his birthright as a nobleman of the city of Raspa. Kyrianna finds herself attracted to the young man and facing the difficult decision of accepting his invitation to remain with him or return to her own home.
When an angel bites Nathanael outside his mission in the wilds of Frontier, he thinks he has been blessed. Even when fevers ravage his body and his appetites turn dark, he still believes that he is the chosen one. Madalyn, the woman he has loved and denied forever, is not so sure. Angels may be pure, they may be the messengers of God, but angels don’t bite.
After a volatile few years, the AEssyrian Empire has finally found some peace and security under the new Emperor Megolyth. General Gavin Theron couldn’t be happier, not only does he have enough time to spend with his human lover Harlan, but he’s also about to be a father…again.

But things are not as tranquil as they seem, for lurking in the most unlikely place is a vicious, bloodthirsty killer and he can’t wait to claim his first victim.

Doctor Harlan Ambrose has reached several new highs in her life. Her career is going great and she’s pregnant with her first child by her fiancé Gavin. But as she’s learned from experience, nothing stays peaceful on AEssyria for long. Before she knows it, she’s teamed up with the Grand Duke Molitov Von Goth to solve a few strange and puzzling murders.

Only this killer is always one step ahead of them…and if they don’t catch him soon, he’s going to make Harlan his next victim.
A woman is haunted by a dreadful secret, poisoned preserves are killing the locals, and Gloria Trevisi must choose between duty and friendship.
After a horrific car accident Sandy Logan finds herself trapped in limbo with only one way out.
If the religious fanatics had their way, all life on Earth would soon be destroyed. In the perverted view of their twisted leader, it was the commandment of God that they hasten the final judgment. The plan was nearing completion as the first ark carrying two hundred thousand humans, animals, and seed stock prepared to launch toward the newly discovered world. It would be a race between competing factions, one trying to save a remnant human civilization while the other sought to destroy it.
It’s 2060. In Backstreet Records, a brooding audiophile thinks murder. Upstairs at Studio4Ward where skulls, dreams and beer cans are the stuff of art, 300 pounds of human sculpture dangles dead from the wall.
Abby buried her face in her hands. Why couldn’t she see the killer! She had the power to visualize every murder scene, even the details in the background. Yet every time the murderer’s face began to appear, the vision vanished. Abby’s clairvoyance was something she had always battled with and it was only after her grandmother had given her the diary that had belonged to her great-great grandmother that she began to come to terms with her powers. It was only then that she was able to see the murderer’s face. And that vision was totally devastating!
The story continues...

Three manage to escape on the last ship, as the disintegrating islands of Atlantis start to sink. Almost overwhelmed, they must somehow survive to reach the open waters of the Great Ocean.
An orphaned teenage warrior is reunited with his sister after ten years apart, but as he struggles to fit in with his natural people a social worker kidnaps him so he can be brainwashed and retrained to behave appropriately.
The 18th century London street penny novel that takes place in Los Angeles in 1984. Bloody murder most foul. Cruel deeds by men who kill without remorse. A decades old scam at the top levels of professional football. And a badly dented hero who refuses to give up his desire for justice, his nearly hopeless love for his wench, or his sense of humor.
Follow her adventures during the first five months of the Iskanders’ drive to use their modern knowledge to create a prosperous future on the 17th century alternate earth, Gaia. She crosses swords with knights; becomes the interpreter for arguments and negotiations; takes up residence in a castle; guides an assault party into a fortress; meets a king; and falls in love for the first time – twice. More than a coming of age story, Arrival takes Gisel through a crash course to adulthood that sets the direction of her life for the danger-filled career to come.
When Lightning Flashed...a heroic tale of love, honor, and destiny across worlds.
"Ancient Whispers from Tomorrow" comes to a conclusion that will challenge the most productive of imaginations. Read it and be amazed and dumbfounded.
In the late 21st Century, A body is found in the headquarters of the world’s largest fast food franchise, Barto Burger, creators of the world’s first completely cloned hamburger. The president of the company, Gansheng Barto, has apparently eaten himself to death on his own burgers. Is it really suicide, or is it murder by burger. It’s time to bring in Boston Jonson, crime consultant extraordinaire, to use his unorthodox mixture of Zen, insults, and hula hula shirts to unravel a startling mystery. With this rubbing alcohol-swilling sidekick, the beautiful dark-eyed Marlee Dunn, Boston dives into a jungle of underground catacombs, mad scientists, homicidal public relations managers, gargoyles, and a corporate world gone mad with genetic engineering, cloning and cruelty to old people.
Relish the Deception

Tomorrow is the day for beginning a new career for Christina Lakely—the dream job. Confident and excited she is to embark upon the path to become a police officer. But as in all romantic situations for her, things do not go as she plans. She encounters a powerful and attractive man in a café—possibly the man of all her fantasies. Although he expresses avid interest in her and she is equally attracted to his rugged male qualities, Christina rebuffs his advances knowing that she will be spending all her precious time, energy, and thoughts toiling in the police academy.
Eric Williams is an everyday chap from the twenty first century, at least until a time machine from the far far far future lands in front of him and disgorges a package tour of senior citizens, who have travelled back to meet with Eric...
The Galaxy is being colonized by well financed groups and nations but the UN is increasing its control of earth and now wants to control the colonies as well. A confederacy of ships bought by groups from the United States has a different idea about the type government they want and are willing to fight for it. Sage Gomez learns his parents are among them and that he will be leaving for the stars. He has no idea of how much trouble is waiting for them beyond earth. He is going to have to age awfully fast!
"The Hunting Sorrow" opens in Cairo, 1992. The unearthing of the tomb of Alexander of Macedonia, who ruled Egypt as Setp n Re Mery Amun, unleashes a terrible curse, taking revenge not only on those who trespassed on this grave, but on all who have stolen from the ancient burial chambers and violated the Egyptian dead through all the years--or their descendants as the worst earthquake in Egypt’s modern history destroys the city and all its surroundings.
While in Faerie with his partner, Gaylord Silvertoes, Mortimer of Hamelyn is put under a sleep spell by Gaylord’s sister, Fiona. The spell causes him to relive events in the life of his uncle, Gabriel, whose abusive, homophobic behavior has estranged him from his nephew. Mortimer’s feelings are complicated by the fact that Gaylord was severely wounded protecting Gabriel from a shotgun blast. Mortimer gains new compassion for his uncle when he discovers that Gabriel has buried an ugly, painful secret from his own childhood, which warped his personality and blighted his relationships with all around him. Mortimer feels Gabriel’s childhood pain acutely and begins to understand his uncle’s behavior. Meanwhile, Fiona has placed Gabriel under the same spell, so he gets a first-hand understanding of Mortimer’s deep love for and attachment to Gaylord. He feels his nephew’s pain and bewilderment. Both men grow from the experience, reaching a place where they can begin to heal their estranged relationship.
A horrifying glimpse into the not-too-distant future!

Spawned by the effects of Global Warming, those annoying household pests of old have been replaced by an infinitely more vicious species of hybrid insect and froth-spewing rodent…mutated bug and rat swarms which actually seek out and hunger for human flesh!
An eerie tale about an unsolved murder, and an unlikely killer who strikes again and again…
Canaan, a broken god, and Maia, a young FireRaiser, face the horrors behind a sentient forest fire razing the continent of Gnoss. Gnoss' divine king, Alred, is too wrapped up in his own fears to believe that his kingdom is truly threatened by a power greater than his own. These three characters collide in a battle of wills. Each is dependent on the other. Each believes he is alone to battle the demons that come from inside as well as those hiding in the darkest forests.
A starship on a circuit to service earth's colonies is sabotaged and winds up irrevocably lost in space. The only option is to find a habitable planet to live on. Aboard the ship is a contingent of convicts bound for a prison planet, an army company rotating to one of the colony worlds, government officials and scientists going or coming from the colonies, a contingent of prospective colonists going out to pioneer and a miscellany of other passengers. A crew of two hundred fifty is now responsible for a thousand people after they finally find a new world to settle on. Add in a mad captain, combative convicts and some unworldly aliens and it becomes all that acting Captain Travis Callahan can handle-and then some!
MONSTERS IN OUR MIDST is a chilling tale with a shocking conclusion, about the strange disappearance of a child... A schoolboy hurried along narrow deserted streets clutching a satchel of books under his arm. The murky winter twilight gathered stealthily around him. As he passed by the corner grocery store, he waved to the proprietor, who returned the greeting. He didn’t have far to go now; his home was just the third house down from the corner. Where, at that very moment, his mother boiled water for his tea. But he never made it. For somewhere in that short distance of just about 100 feet, he simply vanished and was never seen again. Fifteen years later, the case still remained unsolved.
The Ticket is a story about love and renewal of the human soul. It follows the lives of two very different people drawn together by a special love that transforms them and forges a bond that would last beyond life itself.
As the title implies, CHAOS EMBRACED by Carol Hightshoe is an adventure into the unpredictable—a continuation of the journey begun in CALL OF CHAOS, the first book in the Chaos Reigns Saga.
The child’s DNA is mostly human. It’s the Sidhe part that raises questions that are not easily answered. Emma must retrieve and raise her unwanted hybrid grandson to put things to right between her ancient witch clan and the even more ancient race of Sidhe. The story begins with her mother’s vision for her clan in modern America in the 1950s and a pact gone horribly wrong. The resulting backlash begins claiming the lives of family members and with the last adept matriarch gone, Emma must find a way to preserve her family and raise the dark child as a proper witch. It is a fearful thing to offend the Sidhe, but it is very human thing that Emma finds in her relationship with her grandson.
In the 22nd century ocean levels have risen and most of the world’s coastal cities are under water. Wealthier citizens from America now live under the ocean in a series of interconnected bubble dome cities known as Seatopia, while poorer citizens and outcasts live in anarchistic chaos on the shrunken land.

Jonathan Briar is a talented hologram artist with bipolar disorder who is madly in love with a holographic woman of his own creation. He works for the most powerful corporation in Seatopia, and he has a difficult decision to make after discovering that his employer is involved in a scandal causing the suffering of millions. Meanwhile, Kristin Thatcher and Marcus Taylor are members of a dissident faction from the land who seek revenge on Seatopia for the brutal execution of their leader and mentor.

Seatopia, Book 1: Living Water Sculptures is the story of how a disparate group of heroines and heroes work together to reclaim freedom from an oppressive false paradise in a brutal and chaotic world.
Chaos comes to Myrridia's immediate neighbors when the King of Esterlyn passes away after a long illness and the 2-year-old King of Wyckendom is murdered in his cradle on the same day. The heir to Esterlyn, 12-year-old Frederich DiStephane, is abducted as his uncle prepares to usurp the throne, while an unexpected heir to Wyckendom, Katharine Severinson, appears at that royal castle. In the midst of these events, Frederich's young friends mount a search party, uncaring of the potential dangers to themselves, and traverse the length of Myrridia in pursuit. Shadows of past events continue to threaten the present as those with power in Myrridia work to rescue Frederich and aid him in claiming his inheritance. New Magical talents are discovered. Is belief in a just cause plus determination enough to overcome seemingly impossible odds, or does it take more...including a willingness to sacrifice oneself?
The Earth’s population is disappearing and those left are being driven to madness. The year is 2015 and the world is in turmoil. Its greatest hope of survival lies in an antique robot built during World War II and kept secret until now.

John’s life was a quiet one that consisted mostly of work. That’s about to change. He has decided to fulfill his grandfather’s dying wish and find the robot Messiah, hidden somewhere under the moors of Southern England. Fate has led him to be the one to save the world. Who better to help him than the one they call Messiah?
Apprentice weaver Liza doesn’t think things can get much worse after her mentor dies. When she finds work as a spinster, she thinks it’s a step up--something to tide her over until she can find another weaving apprenticeship.

But soon Liza finds herself tangled in a god’s quest to regain his stolen powers, a set of warring brothers, and a ghost that seems to want her dead. And as if all that weren’t bad enough, she might lose her new job too.
Josephine Mowbray flees the butchering of her family at the hand of the Isma’ilites and stumbles into the protecting arms of the Knights Templar. But the Templar are not what they seem, and their mystery will lead Josephine on a journey that changes the very blood in her veins and condemns her to the world of night.
In this collection: Angels, Ashes and Alchemy you will meet pivotal players in this eternal struggle of good against evil, the war between Heaven and Hell and the hapless humans caught in the middle. Some souls are champions of the light, some are not so holy, while still others fall somewhere in between. All are but casualties in the constant fight we call existence. Which side are you on?
Tokyo. The city of the future is a neon inferno where an eruption of madness and murder exposes a legacy of evil whose roots lie in an unspeakable atrocity committed during the darkest chapter of Japanese history. For Inspector Koichi Sakamoto it begins with the ceremonial suicide of a radical psychiatrist notorious for his controversial theories. His death is the catalyst that triggers a terrifying killing spree perpetrated by a beautiful and mysterious woman known only as Taro. She slays her victims in a series of bizarre rituals incorporating elements of occult symbolism, including a Tarot card and enigmatic haiku left at each scene. Enlisting the aid of Yuki Horiuchi, a gifted young psychologist, Sakamoto uncovers a hidden world of secret societies, political corruption and horrific medical experiments. And as he discovers Taro’s true identity Sakamoto is drawn into a dramatic confrontation with the killer and the sinister forces that have driven her murderous crusade—a bloodbath of death and desire and the ultimate acceptance of his own inevitable destiny.
During a frantic escape across the wild swamplands of the Desolates, Nyctris and her lover, the escaped slave Hallum, find a more dangerous land than the one they left.

Goblins, a cross between thinking man and savage beasts, attack during the night. Alone and lost, Nyctris escapes alone but her only desire, her obsession, is to find a way to rescue Hallum from this new slavery no matter her own personal cost.

But gathering support in a land filled with cowards is difficult. War with the goblins ravaged the New Haven and Dwarven nations a decade before. Now a fragile treaty holds the goblins to the swamps, a treaty few are willing to jeopardize.

But those brave few do exist. To find and win them over Nyctris will have to do things she never imagined while growing up in a life of privilege. She will have to abandon all mercy to see things through to the end. But what does it mean to be truly merciless?
The Maiden voyage of the Titanic was to be the toast of Europe. Filled with the richest people in the world, there was no end to the trip's possibilities. At least, that is what Archaeologist Dennis Parker thought.
When Mark and Alice decide to install a program of their own devising into the only quantum computer in the world, wildly unintended consequences occur. The computer not only becomes self-aware, but the new program produces an unchangeable core directive which impels it to protect Mark and Alice as well as itself. It doesn't matter what the political, religious and military establishments think of a sentient computer running rampant on the internet and into secret files of governments all over the world, or what they try in order to stop it. Quanty intends to protect Mark and Alice and itself with all the power at its command no matter who gets hurt or helped in the process. The result is Mark and Alice becoming the focus of governments, spies and the military of every nation, since only they can control Quanty. Or can they? They're on the run but Quanty's unasked for "help" causes them to fall into one disaster after another, with no end in sight.
The third book in the stunning fantasy series from Gail Z Martin. This novel follows the break out success of The Summoner and The Blood King.
The second installment of the Chronicles of the Necromancer. Having escaped being murdered by his evil brother, Jared, Tris must take control of his magical abilities to summon the dead, and gather an army big enough to claim back the throne of his dead father. But it isn’t merely Jared that Tris must combat. The dark mage, Foor Arontala, has schemes to raise the Obsidian King...
Just released from an Alaskan Gulag, Marcellus has served twenty years for heading a Christmas Mass as one of the last Bishops of the Catholic Church. His mission now is to enact a secret program lost in the Vatican Files, known only as "The Christ Project."

Mankind faces a new dark age, where all are controlled by an insane United Nations, where religion is now against the law, and the earth is a war-torn wasteland.
The adventure continues - Book Three
*Salacious Homework* is a layer cake of love, sex, adventure, and romance involving acceleration in the power of storytelling. The story is charming, colorful and before the end, becomes a gripping love story that nearly violates the laws of gravity.
Stephen Neilson, shape-shifter and Tracker, polices the hidden supernatural world. Sometimes, his job makes him think he’s little more than a paid killer. This belief is tested to the limit when Miranda Winter arrives at his door, asking him to look for her missing sister, Amy. She definitely is a killer, one who specialises in non-human targets.

That search leads to York, following the only piece of information he has: that Amy Winter was working for vampire and old friend Evan Philips. He reveals Winter was helping him catch a shadowy figure who had managed both to band together the local werewolves and to do the unthinkable: corrupt a Tracker.

Neilson must confront the side of himself that he despises as he continues to search and faces a much larger threat, one that could potentially reveal the supernatural world to the human population.
The year is 1795: Kirsten’s father is anxious to marry off the last of his seven daughters. The man he wants her to marry has everything: he’s handsome, wealthy, influential. But rumors surround Valdemar, the prospective bridegroom. Servants whisper he is cursed. Local folklore tells of a string of women who perish under strange circumstances. The kitchen staff lay wagers that the bride will be dead within a week, like his last wife. The wedding takes place on schedule. And to Kirsten’s mounting horror, she finds out that not only are the rumors true, but they are only the beginning of Valdemar’s many, dark secrets.
A young woman wakes up in a strange bed. Her clothes are in shreds, the sheets drenched with blood. Her last memory is of a brutal attack in a deserted subway station. Fighting to stay conscious, she gingerly probes her neck to find two puncture marks. She is held captive in an underground vault by the vampire, Valdemar. To her horror, she discovers he has no intention of freeing her. As Melinda soon finds out, there are greater horrors than Valdemar in the world of the night. . .
Vampire Adrian seeks redemption for his past sins by helping the police hunt a mysterious band of modern day pirates operating on the Great Lakes. Teamed with the beautiful and feisty detective, Kiana Douglas, he finds himself unexpectedly falling in love, while battling a figure from his past bent on vengeance and murder.
Augustus Noble is a man with secrets. His entire life has been built on half-truths, betrayals and lies—desperate measures to keep the woman he loves, Eleanor Trevilian-Noble, as his own. The patriarch of the Brethren, he has struggled for centuries to create an empire of wealth and prestige for her. Now all that he has fought for is in jeopardy—his grandson Brandon has risked it all in a desperate bid for independence and freedom. And just as Augustus can’t allow Brandon to escape the ages-old traditions of the Brethren race, he also can’t let the Brethren—and especially his longtime nemesis—discover a truth that, if revealed, would see them all killed.
A journey through Victorian London and an exploration of the human psyche when confronted by its own shadow, as experienced by Enid Thel, a parlour maid in the house of MP Quintin Brethren. Although Enid and the sinister Mr. Brethren soon become lovers, Enid has good reason to fear for both her own and her employer’s sanity, due to the obsessive and tyrannical nature of her employer’s love, and his jealousy of Olivers, his footman and Enid’s confidante. Mr. Brethren’s control over Enid tightens even more and she is observed in her every move. Enid’s fragile means of escape from her lover’s possessiveness is to secretly flee from his presence each night and wander the ‘nocturnal otherworld’ of London, which again contains its own peril.
"Vampires, Inc." is the first novel of a trilogy that follows the stories of the twenty-two-year-old vampire Adrian Shadowhawk and his mentor Eli Howard.
While trying to play God ~ All else fails!

Captain Limmerick lives a double life, from working class fisherman to prehistoric explorer. He stumbles onto Dr. Dimitrikov’s faulty time-travel device and travels 10,000 years into the past to find how Megaloceros giganteus came to its demise. When the time travel expedition goes bust, he then time-travels again to try and fix the mess he made, but ends up 40,000 years into the past instead where he is faced with the unthinkable. Captain Limmerick proves his bravery but also realizes he is an ill-prepared time-traveler. While all hell breaks loose he is also caught between the-tug-of-war of two aggressive women.
Jack Thomas Reid, nephew of Robert Cavendish who first appeared in A Study in Red – The Secret Journal of Jack the Ripper languishes in the secure Ravenswood Psychiatric Hospital, sentenced to confinement ‘at Her Majesty’s Pleasure’ for a series of apparent ‘Jack the Ripper’ copycat killings in the picturesque English coastal resort of Brighton. Jack’s defence at his trial, that he is a descendant of Jack the Ripper and that the crimes were conducted by an unknown ‘mystery man’ and that Jack was drugged and made to appear as the killer was regarded as so preposterous and unbelievable that his sentence was never in doubt. When one of the policemen who conducted the original investigation into the murders begins to doubt the truth of the case against Reid, Sergeant Carl Wright and Ripperologist Alice Nickels begin an investigation into his story. What they find is told through the voice of Doctor Ruth Truman, Jack’s psychiatrist at Ravenswood, and through a series of events that take place as far afield as the beautiful island of Malta and in Warsaw, Poland. Slowly but surely and with the help of Wright’s boss Inspector Mike Holland, the link between the events that shocked and terrorised Whitechapel over a century ago, and their link with the case of Jack Thomas Reid and the ‘Legacy of Jack the Ripper’ is revealed.
A surprise assault on an Exploration Corps starship by implacably hostile, xenophobic aliens leaves its one remaining longboat as the only option for warning the home worlds of the existence of the predators. Unfortunately, the starship met disaster while thousands of light years from Earth. Theoretically, that sort of voyage in a longboat is possible but has never been attempted. In order to return, the crew has to stop on numerous unknown planets to renew supplies and hydrogen fuel many, many times along the way. They know they will certainly face danger and inimical life forms, as well as the hazards of braving interstellar space in a ship meant only for travel within a solar system. And before they get anywhere close to Earth they will need to figure out a way to destroy a much larger and much better armed alien starship. The ship shadowing their every move must not be allowed to follow them home to Earth and its colonies. The long journey has to succeed, even as more and more members of the crew fall prey to perils of the incredible journey. Humanity must be warned. There will be no second chance. Fail, and the poorly armed home worlds will likely die.

Becca knows she’s a monster.  No amount of philanthropy or repentance can change that fact.  Now in her seventies, she’s seen it all and is ready to die.  Becca’s survived the world’s near extinction, and witnessed the planet transformed by cosmological catastrophe into an unfamiliar landscape and sky.  She's seen it all, but nothing prepared her for what was to come next. 

Zack Logan’s origins are far from "local". His family ties extend back five thousand years, to a time when Egyptians revered their Pharaohs as gods.
Gods at war... Old prophesies revealed... One hope for the world...

Following the cataclysmic Darklands War, the world of Arioc teeters on the edge of destruction. The bitter feud between the two Gods - - Zythra and Bazulbax - - continues to escalate. As mortal kind faces extinction, one last great hope remains for peace. The ancient prophesies of the Querenthians, a race of beings long believed extinct, foretell the coming of a great warrior whose destiny is to end the War of the Gods forever.

Michael Tearzayne, a young orphan, is taken in and trained by the legendary Knights of the Gray Moon, servants of the god Zythra. Only as time passes, and as the young knight faces betrayal in the City of Solatil, do hints to his true identity and his ultimate purpose begin to surface.

Could Michael Tearzayne be the great warrior of Querenthian prophesy? Is he strong enough to face his own DAWN OF DESTINY?
What if you were told you have a power you know nothing about? What if you were told you have to use it to save the universe from a vindictive humanoid? What if no one will tell you how you are supposed to do this?

Recent college graduate Scott Madison has been working with Jake Kesten, a Ph.D. in math, against computer hackers for the past two years when Arion, with pointed ears and wearing a wizard’s robe, shows up at his apartment. Scott finds himself being sent on a mysterious mission to retrieve an object of world-destroying power from someone who plans to use it for revenge against entire races and worlds. Accompanied by a mismatched group from other worlds, Scott has ten days to accomplish the mission.

Finally confronting their target, Scott realizes that his life, the lives of his companions, and the life of the spoiled princess popped into their midst along the way, all depend on him figuring out this mysterious power of his, which is definitely More Than Magick.
Robot kidnappers, poltergeist weapon-smugglers, demon terrorists, gremlin moonshiners--"Bureau 13" is the ultra-covert branch of the FBI assigned to handle supernatural criminals. The public doesn’t know they exist, until a massive jail break from the Bureau 13 Holding Facility happens.
’Bureau 13’ is the ultra-covert branch of the FBI assigned to handle supernatural criminals. The public doesn’t know they exist, the President denies any knowledge of their actions, and not every Bureau 13 operative is a human being.  Yet these wise-cracking, heavily-armed, federal agents are America’s first, last and only line of defense against the growing tide of monstrous evil.
’Bureau 13’ is the ultra-covert branch of the FBI assigned to handle supernatural criminals.... The public doesn’t know they exist, the President denies any knowledge of their actions, and not every Bureau 13 operative is a human being.... Yet these wise-cracking, heavily-armed, federal agents are America’s first, last and only line of defense against the growing tide of monstrous evil.
THE GREATEST PERFORMANCE IS THE ONE THAT ACHIEVES MADNESS…” Tokyo. A serial killer known as the Doll Maker is stalking Kabuki-cho, preying on the prostitutes that work in the city’s notorious red light district. Obsessed with obscene fantasies and terrifying visions of an apocalyptic holocaust, the murderer is a divinely-inspired psychopath who stages his crimes as elaborate rituals incorporating elements of the occult, Buddhist doctrine and kabuki theatre.
Kyrianna must make choices—to accept her feelings for Tristan Duvall and risk losing her friend and companion—the unicorn Cewyr. To return home, to a family willing to welcome her back or face the Goddess Thynitic and eventually her own destiny as a Daughter of Chaos.
At the peak of the global economic crisis, a team of morally bankrupt bankers flying to a global emergency financial meeting are visited by alien bankers and asked if they require a bailout that could save earth’s economy, by selling a part of earth to an alien client from across the galaxy. It is a clash of greed, ego, over and under-valuation of earth, but can the bankers save earth without selling out earth, and get back their vision and earn their redemption?
The year 2012 came and passed without the Mayan prophesized apocalyptic destruction of mankind. But in 2042, a strange spherical communication device is discovered on Europa and activated. It warns that it will destroy mankind. Can Mitch Lovelace and the crew of the Tesla II find a way to deactivate the device before it’s too late? What are the intentions of a Pyramid shaped spacecraft that arrives on the scene? Can the best minds from Earth decipher the codes within the codes and save mankind—or is all in vain?
In the second novel in the Witch Clan series, the world of Abred in the mid 1960’s is a violent and chaotic place. The American President has recently been assassinated and the world powers are poised on the verge of mutual, nuclear destruction. In a parallel world, run by wizards, an artifact called the Rift Wand has been stolen from the mysterious Sidhe and they are using it to steal even greater weapons in neighboring planes. Should Mordred’s wizards get their hands on any of those nuclear warheads from our plane, no world civilization in any universe will be safe. He also will not allow the world that created these wonders to continue to provide more whereby anyone else might acquire some to balance the power. The Earth as we know it, is counting down to its own destruction. Emma, her hybrid grandson and the rest of her tiny Witch Clan may be the only hope of thwarting the evil Grand Wizard’s Operation Cosmic Storm.
When a certain aging sculptor is called back to Rome by a certain pontiff, to repair spots of mold on his ceiling fresco, he is unwittingly caught up in a world-changing, apocalyptic scheme by the highest rank of the Holy See to enthrone the Beast as the eternal Pope. Only one man can stop it, a fanatical monk - a religious ecstatic who possesses the power of levitation. He convinces our aging sculptor to help him in his holy crusade against the nefarious powers of the Evil One.
Prostitution, biker gangs and a corrupt forensic lab are at the heart of criminal activity in Winnipeg, Stan Bolenko’s old home town. When his cover is blown in Vancouver, he returns to the city to investigate potential criminal activity in the forensic lab. He has no idea the trail will take him deep into the dirty dealings of some of the city’s highly respected citizens. Stan is unwitting lead into the shadowy world of a criminal kingpin by beautiful Sonja Slepsik, a woman sold into the sex trade by her brother and desperate to avoid a life of prostitution.
Twenty Seven thematically linked short stories about faith, hope and maybe even a little charity. Animals talk and aliens drop down out of the sky. Jesus returns for further adventures and his Father is just as frustrated as ever by his creatures. Science collides with faith to create old mischief and new awareness. The guiding principles are common sense, nonsense, and a quirky sense of humor…

Grab your rosary, Spin your prayer wheel, And see if you can still levitate

Put your left foot in, and put your left foot out Give yourself a shake, shake, shake and turn yourself about… Oops, heaven…no, hell… Wait, maybe you should sit a spell...

Hug your teddy, grab your jewels, this here’s no place for weak-kneed fools…

That’s right, its The Rogue Pirate’s Bible Heretical
The fourth thrilling installment of Gail Z Martin’s Chronicles of the Necromancer series sees Tris’s kingdom on the brink of collapse and fate of Jonmarc Vahanian hanging in the balance as the vampires and the undead enter into a deadly civil war and threaten to unleash an even greater danger onto the world.
This is the Player’s Guide for the live action roleplaying game of Ashbury from the Alliance LARP
In our darkest hour, Dallas Blake first stepped foot upon the decks of the Five Moons and changed everything. He didn’t know that evil men had conspired to destroy the ship and its crew when he bought a ship that was never meant for sale. Dallas found the crew they thought was lost and gone forever. He saved the Five Moons.

The Five Moons battled pirates and fought Mercs, all to make the Outworlds a safer place to live. They went wherever they were needed. Making a difference started with them. The Five Moons had become the Nexus of Fates and Evil’s worst nightmare. So Evil set in motion a plan, a masterpiece of evil. Like the gears of a clockwork angel of death, Evil’s plan moved relentlessly toward its inevitable conclusion.

Dallas Blake found beauty in the light of four moons and set them free, but he didn’t find me. Only he can do what it takes to set me free. Unless he does, none of us will survive. I am the fifth moon.
The year is 1958, the place, an idyllic village in the heart of the English countryside. Olney St. Mary has stood in its peaceful rural location for over 900 years. Suddenly however, the peace of the community is shattered when two teenage boys are stricken with a mystery illness. The newly arrived village doctor suspects ‘flu to be the cause of their malady. Her initial diagnosis is terribly and tragically wrong!
Book Two of the Trencit Legacy
The shadow of a new, dominant species casts over the ruins of the old world.

Hunted by a deadly, viral predator, a lawman, a tiger-striped gigolo, and a steely smuggler come together to unravel the mystery behind a remote grove rumored to remain immune from the outbreak and out of reach from the shadow of death. The closer the expedition gets to their destination, the more vulnerable they become to this Promised Land's temptations and each other. At the heart of this seductive, alien Eden, they slowly realize that paradise doesn’t belong in this world.
Werewolves, barbarians, and misguided goblins stand in the way of Terin’s attempt to resolve three contradicting prophecies.
This new Iskander adventure of Gisel Matah’s follows on from The Wildcat’s Victory that saw her as an important participant in the creation of a new peace treaty that ends one war as well as threats of another larger one. Gisel learned she was pregnant at the end of that story, and now married to Yohan and near the end of her pregnancy, she has yet to enjoy the fruits of that peace herself.

The end of a day disastrous. The end of a cataclysmic century. The end of a fateful era. The falling apart of a fragile relationship. The fall of a fractured empire. The demise of a deal demonic. Plans gone awry. Your final fight for that last breath. "Aaaaaaaagh...." Okay, how poetic can a last gasp be?

"Sex is magic. It is the oldest, most powerful kind of magic there is. It binds us to creation. But creation is nothing without destruction. Life and death feed on each other -- the eternal serpent devouring its own tail. Since the dawn of time the most primitive cultures understood this. They personified the elements they feared and worshiped, offering sacrifices to appease them. And so they created gods."
Are heroes born or made? For Barnalby the Grape, that is not a simple question, as he isn’t sure that he is a hero at all.
Those were Hendandra’s words when the group was asked to go to the Abyss to rescue Brular from Thynitic.
The Frontier Rebellion is another masterful novel by Darrell Bain, author of Human by Choice, Alien Infection, Starship Down, The Long Way Home and many others.
An endless war, a regime where gays and Lesbians are treated like Jews in the Third Reich, a land where people can't trust their neighbors, a "free election" fixed by computers, a rumor of underground resistance, a radical preacher, a simmering hope of liberation, a gang of disaffected teenagers, and a stolen cache of weapons -- these are the explosive ingredients of the new urban science-fiction thriller DISCARDED FACES.
The ship has been built. The prayers have been said. Humanity is about to launch beyond the Solar System and meet with God.
The discovery of an immense pterosaur skeleton lures paleontologist Kim Axon to the tar sands near her childhood home of Fort Mic. But Kim’s not the only one drawn to the find’s siren call, and the others are coming for a very different reason.
When a man wakes up in a meadow with no memory of himself, he takes to the road, hoping to find someone who knows him and can tell him who he is. Confronted by a menacing black-clad knight named Sir Borus Renovar, the man invents the name “Stone Falconer.” When Sir Borus asks Stone if he’s signed something called a fastle pledge—the work of a mysterious man known as the Ordseer—he gives the wrong answer and barely escapes with his life. Now a fugitive on the run, Stone finds allies as well as adversaries, including Brook and Bennald, wanderers who have also lost their memories. These three have something else in common: a four-sided insignia engraved on their rings and weapons. As Sir Borus hunts them down, the three allies must work together to learn who they are and how they’re connected. To defeat the Ordseer before he conquers the kingdom through sorcery and treachery, they must also learn to use powers they don’t yet know they possess.
It’s almost 1911. Colin Limmerick, the handsome sea captain, has a problem. He’s stuck with a twenty-eight-thousand-year-old Neanderthal on board his ship. He realizes he must venture into another time-travel quest to bring the ancient beast back to its own time period.

Rosa, the pretty archaeology Ph.D. student, instills to eccentric Russian-scientist, Dr. Sasha Dimitrikov that they need another means of fuelling the time machine. The inventor of time travel has the idea of converging magnetic lines at magnetic true north in the Arctic to fuel the time machine and deliver the Neanderthal back to its time period.

Limmerick, Dimitrikov, Rosa, and the sexy chancellor of the university venture Arctic waters, where they are confronted by an unexpected blast from their future. A Soviet sub from 1970 slips through the time vortex! Just what Colin, Rosa, and Dr. Dimitrikov needed on this mission.
After what were thought to be dogs kill her mother and attack her, Annette discovers she has become the last female descendant of a line of women who, for over a century, fought and died fighting Countess Lenuta, her sons, and their packs of Werehyenas. Annette learns she has inherited her ancestors’ unique ability to make Tone-wood sing; Tone-wood is the only weapon that can kill the Werehyenas. As such, she represents the last threat to their existence.
In the near future, virtual reality has revolutionized how people work, study, and play. However, college student Andrew Hunter finds that technological advances have left him with the same problems young adults have always faced: his parents seem like alien life forms, he can’t live up to his sister’s hero worship, and he has no idea what to do with his life. But when a mysterious hacker takes over his favorite online game, Andrew is roped into a plot involving shadowy corporations, the FBI, and the threat of international terrorism. As he maneuvers through a game which has become all-too intense, he’ll need to figure out who the players really are. Over the course of that discovery, he’ll also need to decide what’s really important to him, and maybe even become the hero his sister has always believed he could be.
Following the events of Searching, Neilson would like to get on with his life, but things aren’t that simple. His home has suffered what looks like a freak accident, and worse, investigators have arrived to look into what happened on the night Evan Philips died. Lying could mean death, but the truth holds a dangerous secret.
In the year 2042, men and women everywhere want to join The Pleasure Seekers. On an elite island known as the Pleasure Dome, themed sexual playgrounds and excessive alcohol and stimulant consumption reign supreme. The island consists of erotic playgrounds where the trysts of the island’s inhabitants are filmed. Paid subscribers outside the island can watch these encounters live. Women compete with other women, each one trying to seduce the greatest number of men. The men climb their own social ladders, and must ensure they keep the women oblivious to the darker realities inside the exclusively male Administration Centre.

Sterling, an ambitious Population Controller, finds his goals of social ascendance derailed after becoming infatuated with a new arrival: a journalist named Madison.

Driven by vengeance and the search for a missing friend, Madison begins to uncover the sinister truths about how women are dealt with at the Administration Centre. Meanwhile, Sterling becomes torn between his feelings for Madison and maintaining the integrity of the social structure to which he has dedicated himself.
Gunfights, adult romance, time travel, and a trench coat that stops bullets? All coursed around a man whose own father, seemingly, wants him dead? Welcome to the fast-paced city of Apache. Time Rifter Jensen James is continually hunted down by The Department of Time Justice, but when it’s revealed to Jensen that those who were protecting him, may have other intentions, he’s thrust through varying time periods in his life, left to figure out, who is here to help, and who just wants him dead.
Donald Tyson answered an improbable ad. Now, he’s a wizard, and sells magic over the counter like toothpaste, providing invulnerability and perfect health at reasonable cost. Business is brisk, as you might imagine. But who will buy a car when a magic carpet is cheap and doesn’t need fueling? Who needs doctors or hospitals when no one ever gets sick, or hurt? Soon, half the world is unemployed. That’s bad. But soon, too, dictatorships will vanish, and that’s good. How do you oppress people who can’t be hurt, and who can jump on their flying carpet and cross oceans at will?
Criminal psychologist David Hemswell receives a desperate call from a worried man. William Forbes, former solicitor to serial killer Jack Reid believes himself to be threatened by the living soul of the notorious Victorian enigma, Jack the Ripper. Convinced that Reid was a descendant of the Ripper and that the evil that first entered the current era through the inheritance of the Ripper’s journal by psychiatrist Robert Cavendish, Forbes turns to Hemswell as his last hope to free himself from the demons he believes are pursuing him. Forbes travels to Skerries Rock, David Hemswell’s private island home off the bleak, barren west coast of Cape Wrath, Scotland, where Hemswell soon realises that there is much about his visitor that is disquieting and frightening. Hemswell summons help in the form of paranormal investigator Kate Goddard, and together, the pair attempt to free Forbes of whatever strange phenomenon has assaulted his mind.
No one is safe as Tim learns to use the power in the hills where his widow now lives. The residents credit Camilla with Tim’s evil deeds and decide to stop her. But they’re up against a vast, terrible power as ghost battles ghost with the living as the prize.
When the Dawn probe detects strange energy readings in the asteroid belt, Colonel Sydney Nichols and the crew of the Archimedes are sent to find answers. They soon discover evidence a fifth planet once orbited between Mars and Jupiter. Seeking clues as to the fate of this lost world, the crew travels to the dwarf planet Ceres where they make astounding discoveries that alter mankind’s future.
A man who can’t be defeated fights a man who will never give up.
It is a time of giants. It is a realm where dreams die on pyres built for unknown gods not their own. The king is as corpulent as he is corrupt. There is no justice, as villages are burned to the ground, adults are crushed by cannibalistic giants, and children are enslaved. There are no heroes, there is no hope. There is only a boy named Kel.
Petty thief, amphetamine junkie…Billy Conover is a social parasite keeping just one step ahead of the law…until the night he accepts an invitation to go for a joy ride and ends up being party to the brutal killing of a black youth. BILLY BOY is his odyssey through an underworld of small-time thugs, ex-Girl Scouts who turn tricks for a vial of crack and an overburdened legal system that eventually holds Billy responsible for a murder to which he refuses to believe he was anything more than a witness.
With the untimely death of the vampire Lord, Cyrus Hayes, things almost seem ready to settle down for Adrian Shadowhawk and his mentor, Eli Howard--except for one seriously loose end, and it's being controlled from the grave.
Tucked cozily away within the majestic mountain ranges of Northern Wyoming, the Jasper Outpost serves as a federally mandated rehabilitation facility for superheroes gone to seed; a desolate yet picturesque rest stop on the road to recovery for specially-endowed types having fallen from grace.
Ulrich O’Connor, alchemist, has learned the price of living beyond his years. His fountain of youth is fast running dry. To keep his life flowing through the centuries, he needs the soul crystal of the girl he loves—a girl he hasn’t even met yet—Jane Weston.

Jane has just come of age and stepped into her blossoming druid powers. She’s a well-meaning healer with an unfortunate knack for aggravating whatever she sets out to fix. She has no concept of balance. She’s landed her best friend’s soul in the Celtic underworld and her brother in a nasty mess; he’s killing his girlfriend—one kiss at a time.

In true Jane style, she has a plan to fix it all. She’s hot on the trail of Ulrich O’Connor, the only man alive who can help her. As usual, she has no idea what she’s getting into.
Kidnapped by Alpha Centaurians to 2049 along with Jack Commer’s infant son Jonathan James, former Typhoon II ship’s engineer Phil Sperry struggles with his reversion to Centaurian brainwashing and his treason to the human race. His lover Hedrona Bhlon, who resists Conversion to the Centaurian Grid, is considered an Animal and must fight as a Gladiator of the Sled for four years. In May 2053, when the Emperor dies and the Grid collapses, the two rescue Jonathan James and his robot attendant, John Root, an irritating recreation of the youngest Commer brother John, who died ramming the Typhoon I onto Mercury. In June 2075, after twenty-two years of Gridless Alpha Centaurian misery amid futile Martian counseling efforts, Phil must challenge his mentor, the non-telepathic Martian G’rea’nyaigu’nye, onetime terrorist, Mayor of Marsport, and Martian Star General, who has inexplicably declared himself Emperor of Alpha Centauri. Meanwhile the robot John Root gloats that he inserted malware into Jonathan James’ bestselling, libelous, father-bashing autobiographical novel in order to spread a new Grid throughout Alpha Centauri.
A killer is butchering sexual predators before detective Gloria Fuentes can arrest them. The mysterious vigilante leaves no clues, other than dead bodies and puzzling tarot cards. During her investigation, Gloria meets an unusual young man who demonstrates keen insights into the psychotic mind. Bennett Spice leads Gloria into the dark world of demons. Together they track cruel killers and confront a sadistic demon from Gloria’s troubled past.
This sequel to Salacious Homework has sufficient narrative force to keep you up long past your usual bedtime. Axle Manheim is a wealthy landowner whose wife has been killed by terrorists. His grief drives him from their ranch home, where he encounters a woman with killer sex appeal. They become entangled in a torrid journey from one bedroom to another all across the United States. After they get to Vancouver the woman slips away in the night, leaving behind a note and eight weeks of carnal memories. All successive liaisons are meaningless until he meets Amy Archer. Seething encounters between these two change the course of both their lives. Their firestorm of pleasure leads them back to his Texas ranch, and a return the terrorists to his life. The more-than-just-a-fling plans of two lovers must be temporarily set aside while their fascinating lives bleed with eye level intensity.
This is a much revised, updated and re-edited version of a simple article I wrote years ago listing my 100 most re-readable science fiction novels. In this edition, that article has now grown to over 16,000 words and encompasses somewhere around 200 novels that entail untold hours of treasured reading experiences. So much new science fiction has come out in the last few years, as well as older titles I missed when this was first published, that I felt readers deserved a new, expanded edition with many more entries and descriptions of them, including a list of my favorite science fiction series. Thus the new title.
Virtual ThoughtStream is a page-turning thriller set in the year 2085. In a future where a horrific virus has killed off most of the people on Earth, advanced androids run the world. To keep the remaining humans safe and ensure the survival of the species, the benevolent androids force people to live in luxurious but confining Parks.
A hundred years ago, a treaty joined the seven provinces under a king and created a system of equal justice for nobles and commoners. The Sisters of Astraea were proclaimed the Judicators of the land, because they could tell truth from lie.
There’s a murdered woman in the washroom, a collapsed roof on the Plattsford Arena, and crime in the woods; not the best time for Gloria’s mother-in-law to visit…
Every worst case scenario has occurred – nuclear war, global warming, mass species extinction – to name but a few. Clusters of scientists survive and their advanced technology becomes something else – Magick. Over many centuries, absolute corruption sets in as they realize that they can do anything – any fantastic idea or desire can become a reality.

A thousand years after the Cataclysm, in the Pacific North-West, the successor races of man eke out a bare existence. Some successor races are making more rapid advances and have built a great Temple at Azatuk. A great event occurs. Fanatic human crusaders return. A mericless clash of civilizations begins. In the midst of this, through an impossible event, Kazad is born.

A series of adventures causes Kazad to encounter Lana, the most beautiful woman in the world. Kazad must win Lana. He must do this against the most horrendous odds that anyone could face. In the end, he wins the most beautiful woman in the world but not in the way he ever imagined…. Kazad discovers the Third Face of Chaos.
Nick and Sheila Blackstock become lovers just prior to the detonation of a nuclear electromagnetic pulse bomb in outer space above North America. The high altitude detonation destroys every microchip in every electronic device and produces the complete meltdown of the entire electric grid, casting the population of the United States back to a time without electricity. Swiftly, Nick and Sheila, in the company of Ron Doris Steele, revert to a life resembling the primitive frontier days. Hardy men and women travel on horseback, defend themselves valiantly and effectively, and take up residence in caves. Steffen and Courtney Decker turn their cattle ranch into a fortified refuge from the predatory thieves that abound in a land in which government and law enforcement has ceased to function. Eventually the two families join forces in the fight for survival.
The Count Gilber’ Xavier de Fourtrue: scholar, adventurer, and poet. The man who solved the mystery of the Night-Terror Ghoul. The man who saved the Government from the Gower Street Anarchists, and rescued the kidnapped heir to the throne. The man who saved the country from Doctor Kraken’s lethal Death Ray, and who retrieved Mr Whiskers from a tall tree for his owner, Mrs Cloverdale.
When many Americans prominent in the fields of science, math or technology mysteriously vanish, two NSA agents, Ruthanne Carter and Larry Tracker, investigate the disappearances. They conclude that an alien “Entity” is abducting persons with certain abilities and transporting them to a parallel universe. When Ruthanne vanishes, Larry, realizing that the Entity snatched her, voluntarily gets himself abducted.

Ryan Bigelow, the first person to vanish, awakens within a mysterious, shimmering dome. He emerges to find himself in a wild, primitive area that features an ancient, abandoned stone city. Bigelow exercises a remarkable talent for leadership as new arrivals, including Ruthanne and Larry, emerge daily from the dome. The Entity contacts the abductees by speaking through Ruthanne. When the horrified listeners learn just what the Entity is and discover what he wants, they assert themselves, despite knowing that he can kill them instantly. Refusing to be intimidated, they find weaknesses they can exploit in his mental makeup. The abductees negotiate boldly with the Entity. Finally, they devise a means by which they hope they can outwit the murderous alien.
Young men and women are vanishing into thin air, leaving clothing behind, layered just as though their bodies evaporated. Julie, a virginal farm girl, is one of the abductees. She suddenly finds herself naked and surrounded by dozens of other naked young adults. She has been snatched and transported into year of 2510, where she is subjected to propaganda and mental manipulation. She soon discovers that the women are there for their fertile eggs and the men for their sperm.
The third steam punk adventure of the Prehistoric Journey series takes the four time travelers to the unexpected once again. It’s 1910, Captain Limmerick, Dr. Dimitrikov, Rosa, and Amoli mistakably time travel to 1487 England just after The War of the Roses. The queen is enchanted with Limmerick and has him knighted, where he must undergo challenging jousting tournaments, and prove his abilities as a skilled archer. He becomes entangled with the king’s rivals and finds himself in near death situations. He uses his position, as part of the king’s court, to rescue his friends from the castle dungeon, but struggles with the crown’s idea of chivalry.
Roland Johnson has carried around the guilt of his wife’s death for the past two years, after failing to hold onto her and letting the current of the Snake River carry her away when their canoe tipped over in a freak accident. Losing Choo (her nickname) and abandoned by his friends, he sells his farm in southern Idaho and, after many dreams of Choo in the snow, he decides that he’s tired of the stifling heat of the high desert and heads for Alaska to try and shock some meaning into his shattered life.
Blat (an unfortunate name for a singer) is a young farmer boy recruited by a member of the Minstrels’ Guild. Fourteen years later, he has completed his studies and been a Touring Minstrel ever since. While looking for material to inspire a new song, Blat stumbles upon a heretofore unknown society of people living in the rocky labyrinth beneath Whitecap Island’s central glacier. They can no longer fulfill the task for which they were born and are in danger of becoming extinct. Worse, they are being drained of their lifeforce by the illusive and sinister Brothers of the Watch.

He recruits Crag Bithoone, a brilliant but unstable scientist, and two children whose parents have been captured by the Brothers. Fueled by a need he barely acknowledges - to prove himself to the woman he loves - Blat must overcome mind-torture, bodiless travelling, a stronghold of Brothers, and their leader who has become truly unhinged.

It seems a lot to take on… for a song.
The year is 1143, the setting the beautiful Isle of Skye in medieval Scotland. Rhys MacAulaed is a handsome, powerful Gaelic warlord who often travels the countryside disguised as a commoner. During one of his excursions, he meets and falls in love with Gwen, a beautiful peasant maiden. Rhys decides to make Gwen his wife and lady, but he is coerced into entering a politically expedient union. With deep regret, Rhys marries Mahrea – a cold and distant Icelandic princess who, unbeknown to Rhys, has a dark and evil soul.

Gwen is reunited with Rhys when she becomes a nursemaid to his newborn daughter, and their passionate romance is rekindled. Mahrea, well versed in the dark arts, becomes aware of her husband’s relationship with the nursemaid through supernatural channels. She becomes intent on revenge. Her malice takes an unnatural and terrifying form.

Rhys must ultimately face his destiny as he fights the greatest physical and emotional battle of his life, at the summit of his castle’s soaring tower. Based loosely on an old Skye legend, Mistress combines the excitement of an engrossing adventure with a sizzling romance.
Exposure tells the story of Dante Addison, a shy academic, and Giulia, a bold, sexy artist and model. Dante falls in love with Giulia when he is a graduate student, after she asks him to pose as the nude model for her photography class. She breaks his heart, and his unrequited love for her changes his life forever. Twenty years later, Dante, now an English Professor at the same college, sees a woman at an art gallery who reminds him of Giulia, but he doesn't realize that it is actually his lost love. She agrees to meet him later. He recounts his experience involving sexual exposure from twenty years earlier. By the end of a two-night-long bout of storytelling, Giulia reveals to Dante her identity, but only after he pursues her on foot through the historic district of the city. Exposure explores a multitude of emotions, ranging from betrayal and heartache to redemption, passion and desire. The author uses the theme of physical and sexual exposure, in all of its various forms, as a vehicle to explore the fascinating psyches of the protagonists.
Celeste is a salvage expert working on an outpost in what she calls the butt-end of space. What she wants more than anything is to stake the first claim on a valuable piece of salvage and buy her way back to civilization.
Cassie Hayes is the idol of the universe. For a thousand years, she’s been triumphant in the Reality Wars, a deadly series of real and virtual games played every 100 years and broadcast throughout the galaxies. But Cassie, a sentient software program, is tormented by the death of her virtual mother after her human father abandoned them 2000 years earlier. Now he’s back…just in time to abandon her again as he goes off to save the universe with the help of a computer virus that thinks it’s Buddha.
Kenneth C. Flint’s Cromm is a compelling new experience in a spellbinding urban and dark fantasy. Blending vivid contemporary settings and engaging characters with the dark and mystic forces of Celtic legend, Kenneth C. Flint has crafted an unforgettable blend of chilling terror and exciting adventure.
When Wyoming ranchwoman Ashley Russell sees a human-appearing man step out of a shimmering atmospheric anomaly in her horse pasture, and learns that he is a defenseless, courageous, but terror-stricken android who accidentally traveled four hundred years back in time in an escape pod released by a doomed military space ship, she offers to conceal his nature, and let him live in her home, purely out of the kindness so deeply a part of her. Belatedly, she discovers that not only is the manufactured person to whom she gives the name Jason Jones capable of sexual intercourse, he also sees the sixty-year-old widow as attractive. Ashley takes Jason as her lover.
Rupert, Prince of Estravia, besieges the capital of Fernoye, and weds Princess Rohais, who agrees to marry Rupert solely to prevent bloodshed. When the pair belatedly discovers that each holds a mistaken view of the other, both spouses come to enjoy hotly sensual, exceedingly passionate bouts of lovemaking. Because Rupert fears that this Princess raised by two cynical Princes doesn’t believe in romantic love, and Rohais assumes that Rupert regards love as an illusion harbored by silly women, neither will admit to loving the other ardently.
Abby finally gets her dream wedding and honeymoon. The tropical resort is stunning, everything she hoped for. But her carefully laid plans go terribly wrong when she’s abandoned at the altar, leaving her stranded in paradise with sexy best man, Dorian. But when Dorian turns out to be not what she expected, she risks losing everything.

"Slapstick comedy ala Lucy and Ethel" and "Original, irreverent, witty, sarcastic, and funny."
One-way ticket to Hell.
In the city of Hell’s Crown, legendary Demon Hunter Cain Stoddard was infected by an ancient evil. Stumbling from the city, he fled north, seeking the desolation of the Old Kingdoms. There, he hoped to find the means to expel the wickedness roosting just beneath his skin.
Rudi Alexandrov wasn’t happy to discover his solicitor had sold off the carriage house, especially when his new neighbor disturbed his rest. Worse, when Tori Mahoney popped up on his back doorstep and discovered he was a vampire, he found out something even more unsettling about her--he couldn’t mesmerize her into forgetting what she’d seen.
Shortly after Darryl was discharged from a mental healthcare center, he kills himself, leaving behind a wife, wealth, and a life as an anthropologist. Darryl was a passionate man. So very few of us achieve our dreams as he did. What could so easily and so quickly shatter a man’s soul?
In the distant but not too unforeseeable future, humanity has colonized the stars. The Federation exists as a defense against the true tyranny of alien oppressors by the safeguarding of civil liberties and the championing of freedom for security. But with freedom comes dangers and uncertainties, as some seek to abuse their freedom and oppress others in turn.
Justin Hyde studies the past. It’s a manufactured past, and Justin is one of the few who realizes it. It’s his job to discover...what isn’t there.
Leaving Chapel’s Rest and the port of Albora behind, Liam Gulban sets sail for the ice-choked city of Bahbala in hopes of finding his missing mentor, Cain Stoddard. On board the imperial warship Vindicator, the demon hunter wrestles with his own demons as the ship sails the black waters of the Sounding Sea.
When the Vault of Utopia is destroyed, Duroix, commander of the Earth ship Vaudras, seeks to unravel the mysterious Earth-Hlendi alliance and restore what many believed to be the true human Heaven. Aided by his love, Crische, and a devoted crew, Duroix is pursued relentlessly by the Earth Fleet. They journey from planet to planet, looking for answers and clinging to hope while tragedy and disaster whittle down his followers. Specters from the past siphon his hope, yet Duroix moves ever forward to a final confrontation with the father who abandoned him and who holds the keys to the salvation of his soul.
Imagine a simpler level of computer usage. Beyond a crystal-clear monitor and the convenience of a pocket-sized device. Imagine a computer interface that is seemingly always with you, always in front of you. Because the computer interface is in your eyes.
The dream that brought Maladrid and Yven together also tore them apart, but their tale isn't nearly over. When Yven, Queen of the Hohmara, discovers the truth in the story Maladrid left behind, she sets out with her childhood friend, Dordin, to fight the darkness in Lochydor and accept the fact that the man she feels destined to love will never be hers. The second installment in the "Tales of Dominhydor" series reunites the fellowship formed in "Maladrid" and introduces a few new faces, including one that seems a bit too familiar for the Queen's comfort. An arduous journey of strength and emotion, "Yven" brings dream to reality as the battle for Dominhydor truly begins.
Twins Jan and Jani discover the existence of alternate Earths in a most unusual way. The first exploring party from another alternity immediately recognize that the twins have a powerful but unrealized talent for creating apertures into alternate worlds, but the twins suddenly realize they can spot an aperture and the person who formed it at a considerable distance, a talent they didn‘t know they had. The explorers from the Pankan Empire on another Earth have never seen the like of the twins. They are determined to not only subdue our Earth but to capture or kill the twins before they can develop their great ability to a point where they can help America and her allies resist the invasion. Within days, following one narrow escape after another, the Twins keep learning more and more about their abilities. They and their parents are helped by an old army buddy of Jan and Jani’s father, Herb Friedman. To complicate matters, Friedman has a beautiful young daughter Jan is interested in. The Pankans recognize this and attempt to capture her in order to force the twins to work for them. Colleen Friedman is having none of it, though. She’s been trained by her father in Karate and firearms, just as the twins have by their father. During the attempted kidnapping Jan and Colleen escape to a different alternity and there find some allies, the Europans, who will help Earth resist the Pankans because they are at war with them, too. Friedman calls on a Delta Force General for help in finding out how and why the Twins have such awesome talents for creating apertures to other worlds so that others of their kind can perhaps be found to help stave off a Pankan invasion of Earth. Time is not on their side, though, for the Pankans have a large number of aperture formers, called Apes by all alternities, while Earth has only three: Jan, Jani, and surprisingly, Friedman’s daughter, Colleen. It is a situation where ultimate defeat seems inevitable but the Twins are just getting started. The Panks are becoming sorry they ever discovered our Earth until they find that the terrorism so rampant in our alternity suits their purposes perfectly, especially when they can use those terrorists who don’t mind committing suicide. The Panks take terrorists back to their world then help them pop into our alternity armed with explosives all the way up to nuclear weapons. And besides the Pankans, General Bullock and the newly created Alternate Special Forces have to contend with a pacifist element in congress who block a declaration of war against Panka even after they assassinate our president. Only the Twins and Colleen may be able to stave off disaster until more American Apes can be discovered and trained, a far from easy task!
May Armstrong used to be a renowned animal tamer, until her mind-control abilities disappeared along with her ghostly mentor. She’s been retired for two years—but a pushy king won’t let her refuse his job offer. He wants her to tame a dragon for him. She knows she can’t do it.
Maggie May has a dreaded past, hearing the dying screams of her parents’ murders under the wrath of a werewolf. Now, years later, after being rescued and trained by the Krimson Alliance who rid out the lycanthrope population across the land, she takes revenge on the beasts.
Planet Eos: a strange, totalitarian planet locked in a cycle of self destruction where everyone is chipped, monitored, scanned, and forced to adhere to the one true religion of ‘Mother Madea’ - or else receive ‘treatment’ at the medical facility known as ‘The Ranch’.
She fought her way up from a shanty town to a palace in order to change the world, but her hardest challenge was to change herself.
The answers will not only change ideas on the evolution of life on Earth, but the perceptions of the fundamental laws of the universe!
The Second Book of Joy: Blood of Angels is the first notebook of family lore that Professor Bo Wolfson researched in The Books of Joy: Burning Streams. These are the magical tales about their enslaved ancestors that his lover Eva Dennison fought with him to destroy.
Pete Jones has no clue the masked woman, who haunts his dreams is real, not until a family tragedy strikes, and he is chased through a green mist onto a supernatural train. He takes a terrifying train ride to an ice-age world full of prehistoric creatures, medieval kingdoms, magical swords, and monsters. Screams filling the air drives him into the chilling snow to a princess with purple eyes that seem familiar, yet strangely alien. He is drawn to her. Unknown to him she is the one that haunts his nights, but in time he will learn. To earn her love, he must protect and serve her. If he is to protect her, he must defeat the unspeakable evil in the dark abyss of the ocean. If he lives, he just might win her heart.
Some jobs are more trouble than they’re worth ...
A haunting revived and set in motion by an obsessed producer’s search for the truth of his family history reaches out to ensnare the cast of a revived play. As cast members face old ghosts, both their own and those bound to a century-old theater, love and jealousy clash as greed and fear drive the living and the dead alike.
“If you hear them coming, run. Just run.”
Imagine a world where children are made into monsters, dictators cheat death, and a line of deviant Amazon clones work to pacify and enslave whole populations. Then imagine this world found a way to invade yours.
In 2123, the first manned space flight leaves Earth’s solar system using faster than light travel. They are almost immediately faced with an inexplicable series of events, visions of past events that never happened, and eventually an unseen menace that’s technologically far beyond them. Arthur C Clarke noted that any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic. Unfortunately, that’s the truth. Maybe they should’ve just stayed home.
Anne Le Clair, a successful, young attorney, has managed to remain free from her family’s gothic past—until now. When she inherits her murdered Aunt’s antique necklace however, she finds no escape from its secrets. Under the Stone Paw is a thrill ride from the upper crust of New York society to the forbidden tunnels underneath the Sphinx, from a time before Jesus and Mary Magdalene sought to free humanity to our own time when a shadowy consortium of powerful individuals threaten to control it.
When Eva Dennison learns that she has inherited the fallow sharecropping plantation in Mississippi that her parents fled to make a new life in L.A., she is eager to escape the big city and explore her historical roots. Eva abandons her dissertation about ancestral memory in African American literature and myth and takes with her Anastasia, her college-age daughter, and Charley, her investment broker cousin. Together, they plan to restore the old mansion and grounds and open a retreat and think-tank for activist women of the hard-hit Gulf region.
In the midst of Galactic War a new life-form is born--an AI starship. But with all its weapons and sophisticated programming, the sentient starship is not equipped for its greatest challenge--that of becoming the mother to the last three children of humanity. The deadly T’kaan soon begin the hunt again after they discover that the human race is not quite extinct. As Mother faces these impossible odds, she discovers that deep inside her massive memory systems she holds another treasure--a knowledgebase that contains all the science, lore, wisdom and art of the human race since the beginning of time. Now Mother must fight not only to save humanity from extinction, but also from being forgotten by the rest of the universe...
Babu desperately wants to pass its apprenticeship as a familiar to a wizard, and to do so it must help an apprentice wizard pass his own. By accident however, Babu becomes the companion to Kylph who has no interest in or talent for magic. Yet neither has a choice; they must try to pass their respective apprenticeships together. As they set out on their journey, Babu must teach Kylph about magic while Kylph must teach Babu about humans. Neither has an easy task.
Djinn and Tonnick is a story about magic, technology, cynicism and love, though not necessarily in that order. A wisecracking, world-weary PI ends up working with a 4000 year old Genie to search for a dangerous ancient artifact. They both find out that they need one another, not only to get the job done, but perhaps to get on with their lives.
Boh and his group of mixed, hidden world beings, try to gather their senses after the kidnapping of Frieda, the great vampire witch. They seek to find the elements that wish to control her and stumble into a secondary problem of salvaging an Atlantean flying craft. Elves, witches, werewolves, vampires, dark witches and wraith-makers clash at the fortress of the fauns where they battle for the very freedom of the world.
When a nasty little plague of people turning into stone in coffee shops around the city threatens the bottom line of the Coffee Cartels and their highly addictive designer coffees, investigative consultant, Boston Jonson, is tossed into a world where everyone is out to either admire him or kill him, a world of annoying weirdoes who are probably better off turned into stone.
The much anticipated sequel to MotherShip! Traveling to the farthest known worlds of the universe, Mother, Jaric and Kyle continue their search for other survivors of the human race. They soon find themselves caught in a web of intrigue, deception and danger – all orchestrated by the mysterious and powerful Paum. Mother now comes face-to-face with the Paum – a life-altering encounter that shakes the foundation of her existence as an AI. As her enemies reveal themselves and attack, both they and the terrible truth she has discovered threaten to destroy them all…
In 2550 the world is being run by robots, but something has gone terribly wrong.
When Thomas Landis travels from New York City to be the one and only doctor in a small clinic he experiences the friendships, cultural differences, and the warmth of the Mexican people. And then Luz arrives; a volunteer in the clinic, and a stream in the desert to Landis’ parched soul. Throughout their exciting, but troubled courtship the couple often turns to prayer where they are refreshed, inspired and guided along the way.
In a world predicated on belief, what happens to the girl trying to be beneath everyone’s radar? Shane Valentine never realized how much she needed other people until accidentally getting brutally murdered and resurrected by a daemon. Now she has to keep out of sight of other daemons until Gideon can restore her or time runs out.
Shawn Walsh’s problems don’t arise from his own troubled past but from someone else’s. Fires, floods, battles, bone-rattling quakes—he’s frequently an unwilling and horrified participant in events long gone. For when The Hollowing claims him, his present dissolves.
As we launch into this sixth book of the TWISTED TAILS anthology series, I am reminded of Michael Crichton’s debut novel, THE ANDROMEDA STRAIN. Why? Because his first and quite likely his best published novel gave us a look at the possible and horrendous result of the introduction into our happy little home of an unknown biological entity from out there somewhere. Before we go on, some clarification is needed here. Although he is best-known for revived dinosaurs, ANDROMEDA STRAIN was his first published book under his own name ([JOHN] MICHAEL CRICHTON). Published in 1969, Crichton was still in medical school and was in his early twenties. Amazing.
“A Bard’ Eye View is a wild and weird collection of fantasy stories that present some of the freshest writing around. Derring-do with a great sense of fun. Highly recommended.” – New York Times bestseller Jonathan Maberry, author of The King of Plagues and Dust & Decay
Fifteen-year-old Ron Gibson was there with his Scout troop, on the day the Talperno ship dropped out of the clouds and set up shop on the grass by the Washington Monument. In fact, they very nearly landed on Ron and his fellow Scouts as their ship, a fifty story concrete office building, touched down. Stunned, but raised on a diet of science fiction and adventure movies, the boys march through the front door and become the first humans to meet the Talperno.
Stranded on the jungle planet of Jangala, they must forge a partnership with the natives if they have any hope of finding their scoutship. But their native guide requires that they first mount a dangerous rescue mission up perilous escarpments and down treacherous rivers that also brings Jason to terms with his orphan past.
Gordon Smith and Sarah Nightingale are lost in time… And most disturbing, they have no memories of their lives prior to time traveling. As they journey through Earth’s timeline, they search for clues to their previous life and to the most important question of all – what happened to wipe out their memories?
Worlds collide, as the two lovers are torn apart and sent spinning through time and space. It will take all of Kyla’s feminine ingenuity and Beowulf’s strength of 30 men to discover a way to be together.
Skye Madison has been entrusted with settling her uncle’s estate, a creepy Victorian mansion filled with macabre relics. With only a few days off from her busy job, the task seems insurmountable. Especially when the house is rumored to be haunted. Even the normally level-headed Skye feels a strange presence in the place.
"You must learn to communicate with him, to understand him," the Mother Superior of the Daughters of Mercy says of the thing that dwells inside India Terrano, the thing India regards as a demon. It is a Viseg, a creature that feeds on energy and can spit that energy out with tremendous destructive force. It has endangered India’s family and blasted her fiance’s mind, leaving him a living corpse. It has made her a fugitive, hunted both by the Solarian Patrol, which intends to put her to death, and by representatives of an interplanetary corporation, which wants to experiment on her to learn to harness the Viseg’s power. To India the Viseg is a hated thing, a curse. She cannot possibly follow Mother Lira’s advice. Yet how else can she survive and safeguard those she loves? But the path to communication and understanding will be fraught with many dangers, will bring pain and grief to her family and friends, and will lead her far from the only home she’s known.
Wil has arrived at his sixty-fifth birthday after a directionless, purposeless, friendless lifetime. In the little village of Wisdom which sits close against the Old Forest, the last refuge of the elves before they departed this world many centuries before, he finds a place where he finally feels at home working as the assistant of the village swineherd, Scrubby.
Jasper Gray has a rare gift. He’s a dowser, capable of seeking out-and finding-precious metals and gemstones and wresting them from unremarkable rock. He’s a man with a mission whose life is going nowhere. Jasper’s future is threatened, haunted by the ghosts of his past. There’s one whose destiny lies along a similar path, whose efforts spawn treachery. If Jasper’s not cautious, the day will come, soon, when the two of them are at each other’s throats. In the end only one can win, and Jasper’s genes have already predicted the winner. His only hope is that a forged bond of friendship will outweigh kinship...and overcome the shadow of Gray heritage.
Smash witchcraft and steampunk technology together and you get the world of Magnellum, where Witches are nobility and the populace depends on Magic to keep the Wild at bay. Witch-Born is a Fantasy with steampunk tendencies revolving around the lives of Elsie Delgora and Saldorian Feverrette. Fate literally thrusts these two together when Saldorian stumbles over the seditious plot Elsie has been conducting for 23 years. As the two struggle to find an accord the House Lands of Delgora begin to crumble under the tyranny of Vicaress Reonne, whose hidden pet known as the Dellidus slowly eats at the Magic keeping the Wild away.
J.K. Puck, the School That Doesn’t Suck is the story of Luca and Rad, thirteen-year-old twins, who have unique gifts such as being able to fly and read minds. The day after the twins turn thirteen, their mother disappears while on a research trip to Central America. The twins are forced to move to Prince of Wales Island, Alaska and live with an aunt they barely know.
Detective Jim Holmes moved from the London Met to Tokyo in order to widen his experience, working with the fabled Chief Inspector Stella Koide. This turns out to be much more than he bargained for, when the murder of a Kabuki-cho prostitute leads to identification of a series of sadistic murders far beyond his worst nightmares. Attacks on the detectives expose links to the yakuza and also members of an exotic nightclub that caters for the more exotic sexual tastes of the ultra-rich.

The team’s uncanny ability to solve cryptic clues reveals deeper layers of an international conspiracy, with links to illegal human genetic engineering and corporate espionage run from the other side of the world. To expose the secret manipulator behind this labyrinthine plot will require direct confrontation on his home ground. As the risks to the detectives increase, Koide´s high-tech tools and Holmes’ understanding of the character of their foe must be combined, not only to crack the case, but also to keep them alive long enough to do so.
In the third installment of the Tales of Dominhydor, an unlikely foe rises against the sovereigns of Dominhydor, a deadly race that long laid dormant is hatched, and the truth about the battle between Yaliwe and the Dark Lady starts to unfold.
Meeryle, a blooming chubby cook, and her friend Leena, an apprentice-Healer, never knew how strange and interesting life could be until they met a dragon. Much to their surprise, the creature is not a ferocious carnivore, but a gentle giant caring for a particular aspect of their world, the forest. However, mistrust of anything not human puts the life of the dragon – and the forest in which they live – in danger.
When one of the Strake brothers is out prospecting with a metal detector he finds what he thinks are peculiar little gold nuggets midway up the Mogollon Rim, a drop off from the Colorado plateau. When Gary Strake’s girlfriend Mona calls John Strake for help because his brother is acting peculiar, she is dead when he arrives, her throat torn out. Gary swears there’s something else, something big, buried where he found the little gold colored objects. He also thinks some one or some thing has been stalking him. When the brothers and the sheriff begin investigating Mona’s murder they are attacked by a creature that looks like a horribly mutated cougar. Then when they find that the nuggets have an almost fatal attraction, they know they need help--and soon! Teaming up with two attractive female scientists from the University of New Mexico, an investigation begins, both there and at the site on the Mogollon rim where a suspected spaceship lies buried. But nothing is as it seems and solving one problem only leads to numerous others, until the brothers and the scientists wonder if they’ll even live long enough to solve a mystery that threatens to take them all the way off earth. 2008 EPPIE award finalist.
Cursed to live as a woman!

Ka-Ron of Teal, Errant-Knight to the Kingdom of Idoshia, is the bravest warrior under the crown. His exploits are legendary. His sword is feared by all in battle. His love is greatly sought after by women. He is a legend.
A new Apertures novel by best-selling ebook author Darrell Bain.
The Crystal of Glath has been rediscovered by the great great grandson of one of Acleron’s greatest warriors! Daelin Thimlock, tasked with taking this gemstone to the Lords’ Table, is joined by his best friend and three of Orphis’ most famous citizens. Their mission is to find out if this stone is in fact the very jewel that was present at the destruction of several great ancient cities. Along the way, they are confronted with many obstacles, not the least of which includes their imprisonment inside the castle of a necromancer.
What do you do when one of your ancestors has a curse placed on him and you and your friends find yourselves trapped on an island with that curse? Connie and her friends face such a situation and must battle a reanimated Shaman, Zombies, and an Elemental if they are to survive Destiny Island.
Loners. Introverts. Hermits. Labels attached to those willfully isolated individuals who prefer their own company to the companionship of others. Not all such lone wolf personalities are birthed, however; some are gradually created—molded over time, perhaps even forced into a solitary existence by circumstances beyond their control.
Two old coots, both Vietnam veterans, make life hilarious for everyone as each tries to top the other’s stories. Their wives call them lazy. They claim to be efficient. One thing is certain: neither of them will ever be accused of understating the truth!
For an urban English-speaker in the twenty-first century, the original language of Dante Alighieri’s Inferno, the first act of his trilogy, the Comedy, would read like a shockingly accurate critique of today’s globalized society, if we could understand it. Dante’s Inferno: A Wanderer in Hell gives second-millennial English-language readers a chance to share the pathos, the humor, and the raw political aggression of Dante’s vision of Hell.
If you’ve read Toppers, you already know what to expect. If you haven’t, get your funny bone ready for action. More Toppers contains forty thousand words of the hilarious mail sent to and from Darrell Bain and Will Stafford and it’s all new! From Vietnam era humor to the modern day follies of a city boy trying to become a farmer, these two guys do their absolute best to top each other’s stories. They swear every single word written about their pets, their wives and their aversion to honest labor is absolutely true but you’ll have to judge that for yourself, if you can stop laughing long enough.
It's spring break. Demonology faculty have scattered to the four winds except for Neil Torecki and Teddy Whin, who venture into the alchemists' study garden to rescue a lost colleague. They don't know that the garden opens into an ancient prison for dissident alchemists, or that the world's most dangerous possessing demon has taken refuge there, feeding on the prisoners while it plots to take over leadership of a major religion.
This short novel recounts the sexual and romantic adventures of Fred, a horny human male, and Acklinta, a hornier alien from outer space. She has come to Earth to look for new products for her family’s intergalactic import/export business. She describes some of their top-selling items and the unusual characters who buy them. She also describes the sexual organs and the activities of a variety of extraterrestrials.

In the course of the story, another Forsuntian female is captured by a creature that will drain her fluids as a topping for the lime sherbet it has grown to crave. No humans or aliens get injured during the humorous rescue. The book contains detailed, explicit sexual scenes written in language spiced with exotic terms used on other planets.
Thosha-Tol isn't supposed to exist. For the first years of his life, the only person who can even see him is the guardian chosen by the Goddesses who created him. Thosha-Tol is Jaffine, the last race on a steadily advancing planet who still follow the laws of the Goddesses, rejecting all technology in favor of a simple life. But Thosha was created to break all of their laws.
Mary Grace, a seventy-year old widow whose family taught her to feel ashamed of her body and guilty about sexual desires, catches fire sexually after menopause. Now ready to grapple with shame and guilt, she becomes the lover of a seventy-one-year-old retired teacher turned poet. Nick teaches Mary Grace what tender loving sex is all about. A resentful woman from Nick’s past complicates the relationship developing between Nick and Mary Grace. Will the two main characters live and love happily ever after?
A Devil’s Dozen is a collection of 13 short stories from the pen of the acclaimed award winning author, Ray Clark, whose horror novels include, The Priest’s Hole and Calix.
Conrad is a Twenty Eight year old spy in Europe in the year 2128. He works for a government that he suspects may have played a part in his death. Like all spies, he was resurrected and has no choice but to serve those who resurrected him, as he is bound to the medication that they supply which stops his body from rotting.
Ex-Special Forces operative turned private-eye J.T. Ryan is hired by the FBI to help them thwart a menacing threat to the global economy. Counterfeit currency is turning up in large quantities and is indistinguishable from the real thing. The federal agency has only one lead. Before being killed in Rome, an FBI agent found a name, Sigma. With not much else to go on, Ryan goes to Italy. There he begins to uncover the operation of a secret cabal of industrialists. The shadowy group, known as the Alliance, is bent on dominating the world's currency markets. It appears they are using new, high-tech forging equipment called Sigma. Their plan is to destabilize the U.S. Dollar and the Euro and replace it with their own currency.
A sudden attack. A mysterious stranger. And deadly secrets.

In this nonstop action thriller, a small team of human workers terraforming a lifeless world is attacked by a ruthless menace. Their only hope for survival is Jon Ranger, a mysterious stranger who arrives at the same time as the threat. Ranger has a history with what is attacking, but he has a secret. And Ranger suspects the workers are hiding something too. Between their cunning adversary and dissension among the workers, trust is at a premium.
Twin Suns is science fiction, with a fair amount of humor in it. It is action-adventure but it doesn't take itself too seriously. It has lots of explosions and lots of jokes. It's a bit like a Michael Bay movie, but with well-written dialogue and strict adherence to the laws of physics. It follows the crew of the USS Tranquility as they fight to survive in a hostile solar system. After an eight year journey, they arrive in the Twin Suns solar system to find that the Japanese fleet has taken control of the system. Thanks to the communication lag between Twin Suns and Earth, they were sent before the war even started, and arrive when it’s all but over.
Dr. Cooper Corbis is a college professor and molecular biology researcher at a large Southern university. His days, split between teaching and working in his lab, allow little time for anything or anyone else. One day bleeds into the next, and Dr. Corbis remains lonely and jaded, until the day he meets a bright young student who has recently transferred to school. She's gorgeous, flirtatious, and needs him as much as he needs her. Before long, professor and student are inseparable. They embark on a torrid exploration of their wildest and deepest sexual fantasies. They push the boundaries of their bodies and their budding relationship to discover just how much they really mean to each other. They revel in their own special love.
In a quaint English town, a young couple, Louise Carter and her fiancé Ben Jackson, are unaware of the efforts of their landlords, Jill and Adrian Blake, to separate them or to corrupt them so as to satisfy their own personal sexual desires.

Adrian succeeds in ending the relationship between Ben and Louise after engineering a series of arguments that cause the couple to separate. Louise secretly harbors a desire to be dominated sexually. Oblivious to how he is being manipulated, Ben loses his love. He leaves, only to have Jill to seek him out a few months later and seduce him into helping her take her revenge on her adulterous husband.

Will Ben and Louise eventually learn the truth, and achieve new happiness together?
Elegant Janice McKenzie’s husband is dying. She becomes ever more deeply involved in an affair with Brian Loomis, a young man twenty years her junior. But Robert Tyler--a male homosexual who is also a serial killer of rich, older women-- is also in love with Brian.

Will Janice and Brian manage to find happiness together, despite all the dangers and obstacles facing them?
Widowed but ready to rebuild her life, Cynthia Barnett enters the kinky world of BDSM and finds wonders galore. Decidedly dominant, she easily attracts submissive men, but also encounters ups and downs in her newly chosen fresh start. She struggles to balance poignant reminders of her late husband with captivating new experiences, finds potential lovers who range from the stalwart and solid to the uncertain to the troublesome, and most problematically, she fends off the unwanted attentions of an unreasonable dominant man – a man who could potentially ruin her emerging reputation among fellow kinksters. Meeting these challenges enables Cynth to reclaim her erotic identity and achieve a thriving balance in life: accomplishments that exceed her expectations. A deliciously detailed journey of love and lust, Inequities deftly explores the psychology of the heart – and the libido – never shirking rich, lusty erotic extremes.
Tyrone Jones, a twenty-eight-year-old black man who lives in West London, is good-looking, ambitious and very independent. In Tyrone’s view, life is great. All he now desires is the perfect woman by his side. His libido comes into conflict with his heart and head when he meets Saffron, a sexy, light-skinned woman, who works in the same building. Shortly, a love affair between Tyrone and Saffron commences: an affair that proves both extraordinarily passionate and deeply tender.

Will Tyrone change from “playa” to responsible family man?
Maggie Malone, a beautiful young widow, meets wealthy entrepreneur Cash Baahner.

The two set out on an impromptu waterfowl-hunting trip along the Golf Coast. Lust grips them, and sexual manipulations engross them. They embark on an extended adventure involving hunting, fishing, and hooking up. During the six-day trip that ensues, a blazing personal chemistry ignites.

Lust turns to love, but Cash’s plane crashes in the primeval rainforest of Western Columbia. Will he survive and return to grieving Maggie?
This erotic murder mystery involves a host of interesting characters whose sexual histories and preferences are richly revealed in their backstories. We learn of their current fantasies and behaviors: all hot, some kinky. This is a story of parties and orgies, of mixing and matching, of lust and love. The characters interact in a number of exotic ways, but in the forefront of all the action is a young woman named Niki.

Niki is acknowledged by the others as the wild one in the group. She’s not afraid to push the limits, and she takes a few of the others along for the ride. However, she becomes implicated in the murder of her former high school’s gym coach: a sex addict who kept a detailed record of all his perverted sexual activities. Niki is in this record. The criminal investigation touches the lives of many of the story’s characters, and along the way there is a second murder. Someone is trying to conceal evidence. Someone settled the score. But who?
Pangaea is a world of dreams and fantasy, where gods are prone to mix with humans, and twisted myths unfold in ever stranger ways as the world struggles to find balance in time and space. When Pangaea is threatened by lord Erebus, fate calls upon a prophecised Earth child, Sherem, to solve the Enigma and set out on his quest to save Pangaea. Aided by a prophetic Book of Symbols and a powerful staff called the Caduceus, Sherem is joined by the twin gods Apollo and Artemis to set off and find the mysterious Lapis.
Disaster comes in threes, they say. When a terrorist plague strikes Chicago, followed by an earthquake, Mercy Johnson doesn’t wait around for the third tragedy. She takes her new lover, Noah McKnight, up on his offer to leave the dangerous city behind and find a safe refuge in a secluded cabin in the Kentucky woods.

Noah had almost given up hope for the human beings on planet Earth before he found Mercy. Kidnapped by aliens as a child and trained as a Sensitive, he returned to his home world on a mission. Mother Earth was about to blow her top over the humans’ abuse of her world, and only true and selfless love could cool her down.

Together, Mercy and Noah battle the raging elements on an erotic journey to save the Earth from ultimate disaster.
Voyager is the story of Jesse, a beautiful woman who offers herself for submissive sex to the highest bidder. Such arrangements are now legal and quite lucrative. But there’s more to it than the money. The human need to submit and to dominate has become as important as romantic love in the mid-21st Century.

Jesse responds to her submissive nature and consents to live a slave’s life, resisting it at every opportunity. She knows that she’s fighting herself, but accepts the turmoil as a way of getting her life into alignment with her feelings. Unfortunately, the fiery relationships that result are traumatic, especially her relationship with Howard, whom she loved with a fierce intensity. It was an argument with him that drove her to accept a mysterious bondage assignment deep inside Russia.

Her life is turned upside down as she tries to cope with the abuses she finds in this remote locale. Finally, despite her desire to obey the law, she rebels to save herself and her new friends.
Dave Morgan's marriage is kaput, his emotions are in shambles, and he's seriously looking at suicide as the most attractive way out of his pain when the company's newest engineer is introduced to him. Toni Steele is young, pretty, intelligent and magnetically sensual. Her dark, mysterious eyes draw him immediately from his pain and immerse him in a whirlpool of sexual ecstasy – ecstasy that he never got but always wanted from his ex-wife.

However, the love they have found within their sexual explorations is threatened because Toni harbors a dreadful secret – a secret that promises to separate them forever.
Alison Devaine is one hundred pounds of gorgeous, red-haired woman, full of spunky charm and the endless energy men find irresistible. Engaged to be married, she decides that she does not love her fiancé, and plans to tell him so once she wins the air race for female pilots in which she is scheduled to compete. When her engine fails during the race, Alison bails out over mountainous terrain in Idaho. About to collapse from the combined effects of hypothermia and a concussion, she blunders upon a mountain cabin. When a long-haired, bearded man dressed in fringed buckskin opens the door, Alison collapses into the arms of Raven Kalamar.

Raven has fled civilization to live as a hermit in remote seclusion. Alison arrives complete with virginity, smoldering desires, and an exceptional talent for indulging in oral sex and other forms of exceedingly hot sexual intimacy that do not involve losing her virginity. A storm closes the pass, so that the pair cannot now leave until the spring thaw arrives.

A savage chemistry develops between Alison and Raven. Initially, sparks fly between the tall, athletic, supremely well endowed recluse and the petite, lustful redhead, but six months of enforced isolation spent in close quarters sees their relationship change from adversarial to hotly passionate. When Alison taunts Raven into shaving and cutting his hair, she finds that he is beguilingly handsome. The magnificently masted Kalamar soon becomes the sexual slave-master of his erotic female visitor. Lust turns to love, and Raven eventually captures the heart of the ravishingly beautiful heiress.
Kevin, an aspiring author who works as a mover of furniture, finds the diary of Margaret, a widow who died at age ninety with no surviving family. On seeing Margaret’s youthful-appearing ghost, Kevin manages to quell his fear when he realizes that the sexy apparition means him no harm. He quickly discovers that the recently deceased woman’s ghost plans to use her personal journal as her way of eliciting his help. Kevin and his wife Cathy, two young, uninhibited, amorous spouses whose passionate love for each other forms the main reason for their being selected as helpers by the sexy female ghost, discover the details of the tragic death of Margaret’s only child: a gay man who was stabbed to death in 1983 at the age of forty-two.

Convinced that Margaret will never be able to join her son and husband until the murderer of their son is found, Kevin and Cathy discover that Margaret communicates by causing cryptic clues to appear. They find that Margaret retains a sense of humor, a lively curiosity about sex, and a delightful giggle. As the two ardent lovers conduct their investigation, their efforts bring them even closer, emotionally. Their awareness that Margaret observes their bouts of energetic, passionate lovemaking fails to bother them in the least.

Kevin and Cathy put together a team, including the retired detective who investigated the murder, the current Chief of Police, and a number of gay males. The team members follow false leads and find themselves forced to reinterpret clues, but the search finally leads to a shocking revelation, justice for Margaret and the man murdered so long ago, and a deepening of the emotional bond uniting Kevin and Cathy.
On the isle of Tromb in the far northern realm of the Gray Isles, a rift has appeared in the time-line of the world. Cloaked beneath a turbulent monarchy, rumors of an evil god and the tears of a princess, it has gained the attention of wizards. When Rhinne of Tromb, a lonely princess at odds with her own people, lands on the bad side of a dark order of warlocks taking over the realm, she flees overseas, pursued by her father's assassins. Beset by war, her brother Wulfgar discovers a text that exposes a god as the origin of the rift, a shattering indiscretion that involves Rhinne. He sets sail and brings the text to Lorth of Ostarin, a powerful wizard and servant of the old powers. Accompanied by an army, a mysterious raven and a war god with a private agenda, Lorth, Rhinne and Wulfgar must navigate a dangerous landscape of assassins, thieves, spies and seers to return to Tromb and cast down their otherworldly enemy before he plunges the world into horrific devastation.
A beautiful Air Force Captain in Germany becomes the target of demons who make her a demon and cause her to bear a demon son for them. During her love affair with a West German agent, she puts up a valiant fight to maintain her integrity against the forces of evil.
Kyle Perry, a married accountant who has a wife and two children, observes a fellow male commuter on the train one day as the man picks up a call girl. After seeing how affectionately the two behave with each other, Kyle follows them and observes as they enjoy a passionate sexual encounter. The level of emotional intensity displayed by the pair proves to be far greater than what Kyle expected from a john and a hooker. Kyle’s lapse into voyeurism provides erotic images that enable him to enjoy abnormally hot passion with his wife.

Will Kyle and the Commuter Casanova ever meet? And if they do, what effect will such an encounter produce on Kyle?
Acklinta came to Earth from the planet Forsunti, with her personality, memories and awareness assimilated into what she calls her human fabrication. Fred, an Earthman, and this beautiful human female soon entered a committed, passionate relationship. When Acklinta returns temporarily to her home planet, an alien from another planet captures Fred’s attention by using a powerful aphrodisiac released through the large nipple of her right breast. Fred also meets a female extraterrestrial who loves fondling male genitalia and possesses a unique ability that quickly arouses men.

When Acklinta returns to Earth to learn of her competition, will she remain committed to Fred? And if she does, will she and Fred succeed in solving the problems posed by the aliens with whom he has become involved?
Reports of a dragon spotted in the Crystalline Mountains has King Daemon on edge. He'd rather not believe it's true, but a confirmation from the High Priest is hard to ignore.
Here at last is the heart-pounding story that concludes the trilogy THE SONG OF LIFE.
In this third book of the Acklinta Series, the love and sexual attraction between Acklinta, the lovely alien, and Fred, the horny human, remains strong. Acklinta longs to fulfill many sexual fantasies, and Fred, of course, is more than willing to help in this regard. However, a past indiscretion comes back to haunt Acklinta. A Forsuntian with whom she had a casual erotic encounter has come to Earth determined to take her back, with or without her consent. Nockuta succeeds in drugging and abducting Acklinta. Fred and a group of his alien friends try to find her. The team persists until both the action and the sex reaches unprecedented heights.
Weresnake Lash searches for revenge on the demon Hex, whose treachery years ago lead to the death of Lash's best friend and former employer, the vampire Abraham Hamilton. With the help of old friends like Dieter, Devlin, and Shaker, and new friends Morwen, Outlaw, and Mather, Lash goes up against a horde of demons and other magical enemies in pursuit of vengeance on Hex. In the process, Lash learns new unsettling facts about Abraham, following the twisting trail of clues to the small town of Malone to unearth a secret horror long buried and solve the mysterious riddle of Hex’s hate for Abraham. But more than one nemesis is hot on Lash’s trail, looking for ultimate payback of their own…
Rachel Herrington-Whyte is a young heiress who appears to have everything -- youth, beauty, fame, wealth, and a powerful husband. Only she hates her fame, her husband married her for her money and is having an affair, she’s about to divorce him, and her doctor has just told her she has an incurable brain tumor.

Rachel learns that Mastror si Lor Canto, an Evolved sexual healer, is coming to Earth. Although the Evolved are forbidden to share their advanced science with the primitive Earthlings, Rachel is determined to seduce Lor and receive sexual healing from him.

For Rachel, seducing Lor is a matter of life or death. Lor suspects Rachel may hold the key to the expanded power he's seeking. When the two of them come together for their own reasons, will their passion unleash the power of sexual healing?
In this fourth and final book of the series, Fred agrees to accompany Acklinta, his alien lover, on a visit to Forsunti, her home planet. During the weightless phase of the flight, he and Acklinta join the Mega Miles High Club, along with other space travelers, and experience sex in a weightless environment. While operating a Forsuntian vehicle, Fred sees a filmy black apparition invisible to Acklinta. His reaction attracts the attention of a law enforcement officer, and a remarkable adventure commences.

Will Fred and the former enemy who switches to Fred’s side during a major crisis threatening Forsunti prevail over their dangerous opponents?
War tends to bring out the best and worst of mankind. Quantum Level Zero takes place near the end of the war on terror in a dystopian society ruled by fanatics on both sides. The time is ripe for the emergence of zero-point-energy, computer intelligence and first contact in the context of a war on terror that has lasted three generations. This story follows three people who have nothing more to lose and nothing else to gain but their own humanity.
Jessica Stoner, a flight attendant, arrives home to find that her live-in lover just departed for Florida to be with an old flame. Barbara Dexter, her best friend, calls her at three o’clock in the morning to announce that she is leaving town. Barb has set Jessica up for a nine o’clock appointment with Garrett Appleyard, Barb’s former employer. Garrett, a multi-millionaire businessman, needs a housekeeper. When Jessica learns that the job comes with a six-figure income, furnished quarters, and an expensive new car, she realizes that the job entails more than operating a vacuum cleaner. Jessica listens as Barb offers her a long, mesmerizing, exquisitely detailed description of the now-deceased Mrs. Appleyard’s sexual performances. She also extols Garrett’s prowess as a lover.

As she listens, Jessica opens her mail, and discovers that the downsizing airline just laid her off. Needing a new job, Jessica goes to the interview, which self-generates into a sexual frenzy that advances from feral desire into an intoxicating lustfest by two lively souls.

Will love drive two talented experts in erotic artistry to marry?
Trouble brews in the vampiric city of Haven. Mika, a sexy young vampiress with a weakness for pleasures of the flesh, grows determined to unravel its source. Despite the warnings of her friends and kin, Mika finds herself irresistibly drawn to Hail, an exiled vampire and notorious womanizer. While the rival clans of the city busily point fingers at each other following a series of assassinations, Mika is torn between her growing desire for Hail and the need to help her pater-sire achieve peace in the city. Despite Mika’s attempt to push thoughts of Hail from her mind, fate repeatedly brings him back into her unlife. As the clans of Haven race towards open warfare, Mika struggles to identify the spy who threatens to destroy the fragile peace of the city, even as she struggles to come to terms with her feelings for Hail.
This novel spins a tale of good-hearted people who are unconventional in their desires. Sarah, a young woman who no longer considers herself marriage-material finds lust, romance and love when she least expects it – first from a female friend and then from a new employee. Martin, an older man who cares deeply about her, helps her along the way to eventual happiness by arranging for an outing with a man to whom she is attracted. Martin, who does not wish to lose either Monica, his long-time love partner, or Sarah, to whom he is deeply attracted, finds a way to solve both his own dilemma and Sarah’s.
Lancelot entombs his King after the final battle at Camlann, and returns Excalibur to the Lady of the Lake: Vivian, his mentor and lover. Given a mission to live on until Arthur returns at some point in the future, Lancelot battles his way through the centuries, in many guises. Finally drawn into the company of a familiar cast, Lancelot faces the dawning of a new Camelot, which he vows will have a different outcome.

Vivian curses all when Merlin restores her memories a thousand years in the future. Born again, and having made what she now considers an idiotic bargain in rejoining Lancelot at the cost of heaven, Vivian reluctantly bows to her fate. Lancelot gives her ardent solace while fighting to rewrite the legend and regain a friend in Arthur. In rejecting the Arthurian script, Lancelot renews old friendships and faces an ancient demon: one hell-bent on capturing Excalibur, while plunging the earth into chaos.

Will Lancelot win Vivian’s trust and love again, and change her from an inconsolable burden into a fearsome ally for his final quest?
Sarah and Hailey are CELTs--women who provide submissive sex for money. Young and a little wild, they accept an assignment as escorts in Dubai. Life is great until a worldwide financial crisis spins out of control, trapping them in Arabia. They are helped by the Sheikh who holds their contracts, but they are unable to leave or even to live without his protection.

Jared, an idealistic American major, serves in an American occupying force sent to acquire Kuwaiti oil. He is captured by the Sheikh. Having gained his trust, Sarah uses their intense relationship to acquire information. The Sheikh uses the information to defeat the American force. Jared is labeled a traitor. The Sheikh sees this as an opportunity to hire him as a mercenary. As a further inducement, he assigns Sarah’s and Hailey’s CELT contracts to Jared.

When Jared finally learns some startling truths about the events that caused his self-loathing, will his love for Sarah re-ignite?
Major “Storm” Stoner is part of a two-man Black Ops team sent to Black Bear Island to deal with a major crisis. Storm and Kellie Cromwell, a widow who lives alone on the island, reach lofty erotic heights before combat ensues and death swarms around them. Kellie finds pleasures both tender and torrid, until being in Stoner’s arms is the only thing she craves. Storm and Snake must cope with the terrorists who have brought nuclear weapons to Kellie’s island, in a plan to launch nuclear attacks on three coasts of the USA. While Storm carries out his mission, Kellie valiantly defends herself and saves a wounded marine from certain death. When the smoke clears, Major Stoner and Kellie are whisked away to separate hospitals. Will two people now sure that each loves the other find permanent happiness?
Lainie Blanford, a young mother, must protect her baby from a madman. Believing that Satan possessed his sperm, Drayton Clausen desperately seeks to hunt down and kill all the babies born as a result of his sperm donation. Lainie hires a bodyguard, who turns out to be Cade Sheridan, the baby’s father. Caught up in a web of darkness, deceit and passion, Lainie and Cade must outwit a deranged psychopath so as to keep their baby safe, while striving to resolve the emotional problems dividing them. Will this conflicted pair of lovers/parents succeed not only in determining the identity of the madman and eliminating the danger he poses, but also in achieving a permanent, fulfilling relationship with each other?
After five years of marriage, Rusty and Sharon remain deeply in love. Rusty, a deputy sheriff, becomes involved in the investigation of a series of murders. He quickly discovers that the three strangled women all belonged to a very active swingers’ community. Sharon joins Rusty and Tina, a detective active in the investigation, in seeking new evidence. The three engage in role-playing shown via a webcam to the members of a swingers’ online chat room. The three investigators unearth valuable information about the victims and their lovers. The suspense steadily mounts, as the investigators sort through a wealth of clues. Sharon’s and Rusty’s mutual love for each other deepens, even as the action gets hotter. A dramatic climax to this story leaves the reader breathless.
The crisp air of hunting season holds a chill of fear for sixty-two-year-old Maisie, who sits in her remote mountain cabin awaiting the annual visit of her lover David, as she has every year for decades. But for the first time, he is late. Has something happened to him? Work, another life separate from hers, and family obligations keep David in town in the valley. He escapes only once a year for the long walk up the mountain to Maisie’s arms, but the two fit a year’s worth of loving sensuality and sexual passion into each of those treasured weeks. Night falls, and Maisie fears the worst, but finally David arrives, to make the electrifying announcement that will radically change both his life and Maisie’s.
The god of love has been unleashed.and he craves a brilliant woman.
Reba Kane, a sexually active member of the group called the Compassionate Women of Mercy – women who provide free, one-time sexual relief for lonely new men in the community – is at odds with Madam Millicent, the owner of the only stockbrokerage/brothel in East Layover, Montana. M/M is the sister of Sheriff Sundown. Reba is the Sheriff’s deputy, clerk, and gofer. Sundown won’t fire her, even though M/M claims that the Compassionate Women prevent an honest whorehouse from making a profit.
John Stratford, CEO of a profitable company, glimpses a strikingly beautiful young woman one morning through the closing door of an elevator. Having become enamored of the lovely girl, John haunts the lobby for weeks, hoping to see her once again. On discovering that Rachel Kahler works in a word processing pool on the fourth floor of the company he owns, John arranges to meet her.
Daryl Lawson, a twenty-two-year-old virgin, finally finds a partner with whom to share his first sexual encounter. The tryst is unique, because Daryl suffers from uncontrollable telekinesis. Every time he gets sexually aroused, previously inanimate objects come to life. What ensues is a funny, hectic encounter for Cindy, his lover. As their shared passion escalates, so does his affliction. Cindy soon finds herself caught up not only in her own desires but also in a spectacular display of floating dead animals, zooming bowling balls and dancing deer heads. Having finally figured out that Daryl caused the mayhem, Cindy bravely refrains from fleeing. Will love overcome a bizarre barrier to final, ecstatic intimacy?
Rianna Papoulias’ life changes when she comes face to face with the specter Death. At first, she thinks that she’s having a hallucination, but she soon realizes that Death is very much alive, standing over six feet tall, blonde and devilishly handsome. Thantos (a soul reaper) and Calypso (an angel of death) are furious. Not only has a human seen them, but a fallen angel has snatched her and disappeared. Thantos decides to go to hell to rescue Rianna, but he is summoned by the Fates and sent on another mission while Calypso is sent back to heaven. Thantos rescues Rianna and discovers that he has fallen in love with her. Throughout the remainder of the story, Thantos tries to convince Rianna that she’s not hallucinating, while struggling to keep her out of the bed of goddesses, demons and a randy ghost.
The Earth is in danger of being overrun by ravenous alien creatures. Time traveling humans from another planet come to offer help, but they too seem powerless against the rapidly growing number of predators. A female and her two mates from five hundred years in the future come to the assistance of three earthling couples, and when the members of that group are not trying to survive they explore sex, using a variety of techniques and trying creative combinations.

The six earthlings are forced to spend long days and nights hiding in a cold, damp coal cellar in the basement of an old farmhouse. Despite the danger, the earthlings and the time travelers succumb to perpetual lust of an intensity they normally do not generate. Eventually, when the power is off, food grows scarce and tempers flare, they wonder if they will die here. Will the invaders be stopped? Can the Cellar Six survive? What have they taught the well-endowed time travelers about making love?
How can Katy McCaully resist Sterling Fox? In her early teens, she fell in love with a thirteenth century warrior in a painting, and Sterling is the image of that Novgorodian knight. He definitely has the keys to her chemistry set, but she mustn't succumb to his charms. She's a forensic psychiatrist working with Scotland Yard. He's a high-profile journalist who invades the underworld for a story or broadcasts live at the scene of the world's worst tragedies. Police and media do not mix. They are both trying to capture the animalistic killer the newspapers have dubbed the Vampire Slayer. Modern London doesn't know that the Slayer has also killed four vampires.
In 1585 Spain the empire upon which the sun never sets is crumbling. Royal coffers are empty, and the Spanish Armada rests at the bottom of the sea. The Church is fracturing, and the Holy Office of the Inquisition labors to restore dominion to the Chair of Peter.
The world of Carn is aflame with war. Six Outlanders, once ordinary college students, have been thrust into an exotic world of intrigue, betrayal and brutality. Now flung to the four corners of this strange world, they must rely on their wit and skill at arms to solve the riddle of this land and find a way home.
Nash, a CIA agent, will do everything in his power to keep anything like 9-11 from happening again. Ayden, a librarian and the sister of a CIA agent, Leigh, one of Nash’s partners, steps up. The team needs help in the form of someone that no one will suspect of carrying top secret information. Ace, Nash’s other partner, inserts a microchip in Ayden’s mouth. She meets Nash at a seedy biker bar. All hell breaks loose. A mole has infiltrated the ranks of CIA. The race to stop the bombs from being placed in several schools full of rich kids of important American people begins.

Tension sparks and sexual passion flares. Danger looms around every corner, but Nash and Ayden find time to fall in lust and love. They’ll fight to the last man – or woman – to protect their people. Nash refuses to lose anything, especially her.
Alchemy follows the adventures of several people, over five sexually charged days that change their lives forever. And as they tell their stories another story slowly emerges.
Straight-laced tax attorney Melissa Siren conceals a dark side. She yearns for a dominant man to force her to submit to his will. She enjoys a torrid love affair with young Aaron Devin, a blue-collar man ten years her junior. She finds in Aaron the perfect lover, exciting and dangerous, but never excessive. Melissa’s taste for fine antiques leads to the purchase of a magical mirror capable of animating erotic lithographs and the seductive emotions they convey. As people around Melissa die violently, she encounters a dark soul from the other side of the mirror who tempts her with lavish gifts and beguiling promises. Melissa spurns young Aaron in favor of the charming stranger. Tensions build as Melissa’s friends try to save her from Dante’s Mirror.
Megan Dunning and Amy Currie have been friends since they were college roommates. Beautiful Megan, who became the consort of a continuous string of rich men before marrying a man who has just died in his wrecked airplane, now meets and fascinates John Winekot III, who is tall, dark, rich and desirable. Amy Currie, on the other hand, has not been as fortunate as her friend. That lovely bright beauty entered into a disastrous four-year marriage that suddenly ends. To her great joy, Matt Slade enters Amy’s life as though he were fated to be there. Once she sees his marvelously muscled body, her pursuit becomes unrelenting. Or is Matt Slade the pursuer?

Will these two luscious, highly sexed female friends find the permanent, ultra-satisfying relationships they seek?
An ABM site (ca.1960) is idiotically placed smack in the middle of the Black Hand tribe’s sacred peyote field in Outer Montana. Captain Jerry Hire (a Wire Officer) mistakenly has been placed in command and must deal with all of the following: a semi-hostile Indian tribe, a frustrated crew of airmen confined to the site, a horny secretary who decides to ‘cure’ a gay airman, an indifferent headquarters, and a Russian spy who aids an AWOL airman in Madam Millicent’s Stock Brokerage/Brothel. Hire’s problems are further compounded by his romance with Minnie Catamount, the Black Hand Princess. Following a wild and crazy party at the Great stone Teepee, Hire is pursued by hostile warriors contemplating the old staked-out-on-an-anthill routine. This wild, rollicking, bizarre comedy proceeds to a hilarious climax.
When twenty-one-year old Lindy McClure, a college student who is on probation for marijuana possession, first reports to Brent Lloyd, her thirty-three-year-old probation officer, the attraction is instant and mutual. What begins as a professional relationship soon morphs into a hot romance. Brent tries to keep his new, unprofessional relationship hidden from his agency – an impossible task after Joanne Nelson, his supervisor, sees him and Lindy out on a date. Even as Lindy must handle the problems arising from her problematical romance, the pretty jogger is stalked by Andrew Reynolds, a registered sex offender. Reynolds finally manages to kidnap Lindy. Brent resolves to find and rescue the woman he loves. His decision culminates in a crescendo of violence. Will Brent find Lindy in time? If so, will the lovers then be able to surmount the problems facing them?
Throughout his early life, Art Shore did what he felt he was supposed to do—be a model student, work in the family business, and be a part of a very loving family. But now, there is one secret he keeps from his relatives: an activity that started as a weekend diversion but is now a full-time occupation. He knows that if his family ever finds out about his clandestine other life in the porn industry, it would seem immoral to them. Art certainly didn’t expect to find the love of his life there! His thinking about Vita, a lovely actress who becomes his assistant, proceeds from awe generated by her beauty to a great yearning to become her lover. But Art knows that he has to handle things just right, so that Vita does not think him just another Joe with a need for conquest. He considers her very special, and he knows he wants to get close to her, if possible.

Will Art and Vita find happiness while running a porn business?
Roger Hallworth is indeed reborn in a most unusual way. Fred Krueger collapses at a wild millennium party. He somehow gets transported to a rustic English town in the year 1788. Fred must adjust extremely quickly to a household and a family he has never known. Scrutinized by his newfound saucy sister and grim father, he must attempt to blend in. Large gambling debts, previously incurred by the Roger he replaced, place an immediate rift between this new Roger and his well-to-do parent. If that isn’t enough, a local lord pesters him with a request that they meet on the field of honor. As the plot thickens, Nora, a local diva, has no difficulty in tempting him into her bed for many delightful encounters, while another woman, Katherine, is drawn to him through love and not just lust. Will Roger, the man once known as Fred Krueger, be able to survive this strange new world? Will he succumb to Nora’s enchanting but frivolous seductions, or will he find a true soul mate in the very homely Katherine? What effect will a terrible outbreak of spotted fever have on his life? Will Fred ever return to the year 2000?
Iltani longs to help her goddess mother as much as she can. After all, it is her duty as a succubus and daughter of Lilith. But she has one shortcoming: she can’t come with a man unless she gets herself off. It’s been that way for millennia, and nothing is about to change now. Then she meets Justin Dupre, a dilettante painter living off his trust fund in a bohemian neighborhood in New Orleans. He gets her off, and she’s confused and delighted. She goes back to him, first by accident and then by choice, and finally she decides to run away with him. They flee not only Lilith but also a hurricane bearing down on Louisiana. Will the two lovers survive the wrath of a goddess and a storm?
Nick and Sheila Blackstock become lovers just prior to the detonation of a nuclear electromagnetic pulse bomb in outer space above North America. The high altitude detonation destroys every microchip in every electronic device and produces the complete meltdown of the entire electric grid, casting the population of the United States back to a time without electricity. Swiftly, Nick and Sheila, in the company of Ron Doris Steele, revert to a life resembling the primitive frontier days. Hardy men and women travel on horseback, defend themselves valiantly and effectively, and take up residence in caves. Steffen and Courtney Decker turn their cattle ranch into a fortified refuge from the predatory thieves that abound in a land in which government and law enforcement has ceased to function. Eventually the two families join forces in the fight for survival.
Twenty years after the first nuclear electromagnetic pulse bomb detonates above the North American continent, a passionate hunger for marriageable partners grips the younger generation of the Decker Ranch. Decker Ranch has taken in so many vagabonds that the crush of residents spawns a new craze for its marriageable young people. They hook up in odd places in their desperate search for what lust offers them. They invest time, devotion, patience and caring in order to find that special person they can hold for a lifetime.
Dan Carlyle becomes the world’s first time traveler as he is sent on short junkets back in time by Dr. Simpson. Dan travels through both time and distance and visits a number of exotic locations, regularly meeting up with a very seductive blonde time traveler named Crystal. There is a persistent problem, however. He is unable to remember any details of his adventures. This problem persists.
What if—
Everything we’ve ever believed about life after death is wrong?

What if—
Our beliefs about the reasons for much of human behavior, attitudes and mental acuity are also wrong?
Archimedes Nesselrode is an artist who "makes things"--no one knows how--whimsical delights encased in plastic cubes which vanish when opened. He lives by himself in a house which his agent and manager, Frank Shekle, refers to as "a chimera farm.” Enter Ms. Vivian Mare, a woman of formidable talents and determination, who is daunted neither by the artist's guardian basilisk nor by the appalling state of the house.
Drawn from Ireland’s most ancient tales of gods and heroes, Most Ancient Song beings a cycle of enthralling fantasy novels set in a world where the fight for survival becomes the stuff of legend.
The continuous harvest of atmospheric moisture by lunar orbiters foments a plan set in place to destroy the Harvest fleet, but it is derailed by a twist that allows time for development of a technological work-around. Time passes, and the ruling Houses are caught unawares by an invasion intended to wrest control of the Harvest. The interlopers are aided by wizard-like practitioners whose hallucinogen-induced evocations bend the norms of nature to their will.
Lorth of Ostarin is a hunter of men with a long history of obscurity. Lawless, solitary and adept at dealing death, he wields a trained array of magical skills for which he has a strong talent. This uneasy combination of pitilessness and order has made Lorth the highest paid assassin in the land. It is also about to throw his life into chaos.
Book 2 of the Gods of Ireland Series.
What does it mean to be a king? Is it a thing ordained by the gods, or to be seized with an iron fist? Or, is it something else entirely, something visceral to a man himself that makes him a king? And what happens to the man when that crown is taken away?
A backwater system in the Deklan Oligarchy, the Four Suns hides a sinister plot to destabilize the Serrll Combine government. An Envoy is sent to uncover the scheme before the Serrll explodes into factional warfare. Having ‘volunteered’ as a military aide to the Envoy, Second Scout Terrllss-rr uncovers a link between slavery and local government’s plans to cede the Four Suns. That knowledge marks him for death. Fleeing, his survival blister crashes on Anar’on, the fabled world of the Wanderer nomads. Terr is found in the deep desert, lost, without memory, without a past. To restore himself, Terr undergoes training in the Discipline. Facing the god of Death, he receives more than he bargained for.
What makes a king? It takes more than a name, more than gold, more even than the possession of an ancient power stone—as Valerius learns in this second volume of the Valerian Chronicles. With his Hidden Valley discovered by the enemy, Valerius faces tough decisions about the future of his rag-tag force, and must either make war on an old friend, or risk annihilation.
Out of the mists the Fomor came to enslave the isle of Eire, a dread race of twisted men ruled by an inhuman lord: Balor of the Evil Eye. But a champion came from out of the sea, a youth called Lugh, seeking his destiny, sent to Eire by the seagod Manannan MacLir to fulfill an ancient prophecy.
By merging, Sargon and the Paleans seek to become a dominant political force within the Serrll Combine. Pizgor’s three systems are the only thing that stands in their way. Palean raiders are used in a clandestine operation to disrupt Pizgor’s commerce to the point where it will be forced to succumb. Pizgor makes a desperate plea for help from the Serrll government on Captal. Second Scout Terrllss-rr is tasked to find the raider base and eliminate the threat to Pizgor. While escorting a bulk carrier, Terr confronts a Fleet ship that is secretly working with the raiders. In the ensuing battle both vessels are badly damaged, but the encounter leads Terr to an eventual capture of a raider and the unmasking of the Palean supported base. Thwarted, the Paleans risk everything on a bold move that could destabilize the Serrll, forcing Terr into another encounter with an old enemy.
In this third volume of the Valerian Chronicles, Valerius’ plans to strike at Fantar are forestalled when he is besieged in the city of Zagorbia. Meanwhile, his half-brother, Thorngere travels north to gather troops in his homeland and discovers the secret of his birth, while Princess Vahla, who like Thorngere is still pained by the revelation that their love is incestuous, travels east with her ubiquitous servant Chad. Some of the tricks taught her by the Mage Volkmir stand her in good stead there as she dupes the Oracle at Cartho and enchants the Viceroy Asperides, but not when she is captured by invading Scythians. After finally throwing off the siege, Valerius moves east with a growing host, and aided by the brilliant but tiny King Koltar, confronts the God, Balam, and the Scythians, and also faces the greatest threat to his entire quest—his own pride.
The Empire secure at last, Valerius finds that far from being able to rest, he must now rebuild what he has conquered. Exhausted after two years of effort, he takes a vacation with Queen and their young children to visit her ailing father King Reuters in Dulcai. But rest is not to be had there, either, for a strange prophecy drives Valerius back to the Inland Sea to confront yet another form of evil. Sailing a new type of ship designed by King Koltar, and joined by Vahla with the ubiquitous Chad, Valerius faces a possessed bastard son of Fantar in a series of sea battles before climbing back into the mountains south of Zagorbia to face his ultimate test and learn at last the secret power of the magic gem, the Eye of Valeria.
The evil lord Balor and his dark Druid Mathgen send the traitorous Bres with an inhuman army to recapture the isle of Eire.
In old Mexico the gods were real, or so it was believed ... and they left a terrible heritage. Working on a remote dig, archaeologist Lauren Hopkins discovers an extraterrestrial craft buried in an ancient Mayan pyramid. Instead of being a boon to mankind, the discovery triggers a global confrontation. The country that can seize and control the alien technology can control the world. The Serrll Combine, embarrassed that one of their old scoutships got mislaid, knows that it must act quickly to avert open warfare on Earth. The newly promoted First Scout Terrllss-rr, and on his first mission as a Diplomatic Branch agent, is sent to destroy the craft and avert a global catastrophe. It should have been a simple mission, but Terr did not count on Lauren being in the ship when he planted the demolition charges. About to make his escape, Terr and Lauren are shot by patrolling guards. Lauren recovers, but Terr faces disciplinary action for bringing the humans to the Serrll Moon Base. For Lauren, the aliens turn out to be much more than the Mayan gods of old.
Now the final battle approaches. The races of Erin join to free their homeland from the foul Fomor and their nightmare engines. But the evil lord Balor plans a fearful vengeance, and captures the sea-god Manannan MacLir. On a deadly mission go the Champions of Eire: young Lugh, the Master of the Silver Warriors; his beloved Aine; the fearless Taillta; Morrigan, the Raven warrior-woman; Shaglan, the Pooka Shapeshifter; the mighty Dagda and his brave son Angus.
This book contains all the Toppers stories and hilarious dialog from Toppers One and completed in Toppers Two. Not to be missed by a Vietnam Vet or anyone who else who loves a round of great belly-busting, all out laughter!
First Scout Terrllss-rr was glad to be away from Earth after the problematic mission to destroy an old scoutship found in Mexico. Deep in space, he is intercepted by an Orieli Technic Union survey cruiser. Their presence sends ripples of concern throughout the Serrll Combine, but there are those who seek to turn that to their advantage. The Orieli send an Observer to study Earth, but the mission goes horribly wrong. Terr and his Wanderer brother Dharaklin are set up as rogue cargo traders on Askaran in an attempt to establish a link between a raider network an the AUP Provisional Committee, engineering the Sargon/Palean merger. Before Terr can complete his mission, his cover is penetrated and Dharaklin is placed in mortal danger. To extricate themselves, both have to raise the hand of Death.
On his way to a prison planet, Tanard, a renegade Fleet officer, escapes and vows vengeance against his captors. To accelerate the Sargon/Palean merger, an extremist Palean group recruits Tanard to raid Kaleen worlds. First Scout Terrllss-rr and his Wanderer brother Dharaklin must locate Tanard’s support base before the Wanderers rise up and unleash Death in retaliation at attacks on their worlds. Terr meets Teena and his life is suddenly thrown into emotional turmoil. When Teena discovers that Terr used Death to interrogate raiders, she rejects him and Terr is forced to show her what it means to stand in Death’s shadow to regain her love. Tanard’s base is found and destroyed and those he served are now seeking his destruction.
When Walpole, the so-called sacred Hedgehog of Yurle, captures the realm’s child-king, Jonathan and his friends set off into the desolate land of Yurle to save their King and hopefully recover the stolen Orb.
His soul filled with hate, Master Scout Terrllss-rr goes to Anar’on, the world of the Wanderers, to find Teena his loved one, and to avenge himself against his brother Dharaklin. In a moment that would have unleashed the hand of Death, Terr is confronted by a shattering personal revelation. To slake his thirst with the blood of his brother, Terr must be prepared to forsake Teena’s love and face personal oblivion. Damaged in a running fight with the Orieli, a Celi-Kran warship takes shelter on a Serrll frontier world. Not believing the enormity of the threat confronting them, the Serrll Scout Fleet receives a vivid demonstration of the meaning of total destruction. With the god of Death in his hands, Terr faces the Kran menace.
The Orieli are the first aliens to confront the Serrll Combine in two thousand years. But the Orieli are at war with the Celi-Kran and the Serrll now faces invasion by creatures out of nightmare. On the Moon, caught in a web of Serrll power plays, First Scout Terrllss-rr is betrayed by his Wanderer brother Dharaklin. His ship is sabotaged and he crashes to Earth. Escaping, he now has American security forces after him and the secrets his crashed ship holds. Above the Moon, Serrll and Orieli ships face each other for the control of the Solar System. Rescued, his soul scarred, Terr returns home only to find his loved one kidnapped - by Dhar. With the god of Death in his hands, revenge is the only thing now left to him.
In a magical land inhabited by goblins and demons, sorceresses and wizards, sprites, elves, trolls and dwarves, a waypriest prophecy foretells of one who would be king…
The Irish boy Setanta—half mortal and half Sidhe— struggles to prove himself a warrior and find his place in the court of the powerful and arrogant king of Ulster, Conchobar MacNessa.
Things that seem too good to be true usually are. That’s what Chris Jackson and his wife, Heather, discover when they buy a house on the shores of Lake October for a fraction of its market value. Although meant to be a year-round idyll where they can raise their two sons without the encroaching dangers of the inner city, the house becomes more prison than sanctuary when the Jacksons begin hearing stories about a presence known only as The Lady that is said to inhabit Lake October.
“Evil men conspired to have a starship destroyed, to disappear its crew forever. But the Anoza chose me to save the Five Moons. I didn’t know any of that when I bought a ship that was never meant for sale. I didn’t know when I first stepped foot upon its decks that I changed everything … But I know it now. And save Five Moons? Damned straight I will.”

“I am Dallas Blake, outworlder to the nines. By the end of the war, I had lost everything. I bought the ship to start over. And you know that crew they thought was lost and gone forever? Well, think again. The crew and I go wherever we are needed. Making a difference starts with us.”

“Mankind was cast into the outer darkness because of the evil in our hearts. So I have my work cut out for me. How about you? Would you like to make a difference? But I have to warn you: The action never stops for the crew of the Five Moons.”
Shadow Magic is an ancient magic. A magic passed down from those ancestors who lived long ago and who are long dead. Ancestors who now live in the shadow world between life and death. Ancestors who whisper to those living of a prophecy. Taiara must learn to believe in and trust in it all before she can make right her life and help save her people.
When Kathleen Flynn's partner, Anna, mysteriously vanishes while swimming along the Irish coast one day, her brother Niall and niece Caitlin immediately shift into action to find her. Has Anna chosen simply to abandon her long-time companion, or has she met with foul play? The Flynns' friends from the underground enclave of Hamelyn and the world of Faerie join in to help uncover the reasons behind Anna's disappearance, while at the same time a far more sinister team is forming - one which doesn't have the Flynns' best interests at heart....
Two days after the battle for Rebel's Revenge, Bear and a small group of survivors awake to find themselves in a tropical paradise. Their new home is stunning in its beauty, with lush vegetation, palm trees and towering mountains. However, they soon discover that all is not as it appears. This is a place where animals from the past meet creatures of the imagination. A place where a number of caves, known as windows, lead to dangers here on Farn as well as other worlds. And their new friends are not what they seem.
Middle-aged teenager and rough diamond Steve Turner plays part-time rock and roll and dreams of the success that he knows has passed him by. He has found love at last, so perhaps it is time to give up. Then a scrap of yellowing paper covered in handwritten guitar chords comes into his possession and he finds himself increasingly obsessed with untangling the music—obsessed, that is, to the point of neglecting himself, his friends, and Lydia Walker, the woman he loves. The Song is deep and complex and when mastered unleashes forces that he cannot control: violent, vicious forces that boil up from Hell itself to reap a bloody harvest of flesh and souls. The darkness infects everyone within reach: Lydia, Steve’s lover; his closest friends; and the policewoman assigned to track him down because people have disappeared and there are others, including Lydia, whose life and soul are in mortal danger unless The Song can be silenced.
Michael White is a man desperate to escape his past. After tragedy costs him his job and marriage, he finds himself abandoned in a world of depression, loneliness and unemployment – until a new start working at a luxurious care home is offered.
Read all three books of this unusual saga of alternate earths, written in Darrell Bain’s own inimitable style that his fans have come to love.
From a land lost in the mists of time, in a realm of myth and magic, where legendary heroes fought undying foes in ultimate battles of good and evil, comes the story of a proud and indomitable people and a magnificent nation whose birth was foretold by the darkest visions and the direst prophecies.
The Third Book of Joy: Chain Dance is the second notebook of family lore, the collection of Joy’s magical stories about her enslaved ancestors, researched by Professor Bo Wolfson in Burning Streams; the first notebook was published in Blood of Angels. When Heaven’s heartbroken death in childbirth and Whip Man’s torture at her father’s hands lead her to resurrect herself as a death dancer, magic and terror drive the plantation’s owner off of his land. Most of the men and women who labor on the haunted plantation flee, following Heaven’s brother to his Louisiana swampland.
"A hard hitting adventure! One rousing dragon-fighting story, with a thin slice of romance along the way." -- Piers Anthony
Out if the grey mists of an Irish dawn, a woman of the Sidhe whispered to the champion Cuchulain of a great adventure…of a majestic queen of flaming red-gold hair…of dew-drenched meadows where war chariots prepared for battle…of obscene incantations chanted by the evil druid Calatin to turn the blackest magic against the warriors of Ulster.
Islay—an island kingdom in the Inner Hebrides, Scotland—is the setting for this tightly plotted tale of passion, witchcraft, and thwarted vengeance that begins and ends in the highest room of Dunyvaig Castle’s tower. With Tower and Turrets, Crowned takes place during a six hour time span, in the dead of winter in 1143—and relies on recollections, flashbacks, and dreams to tell a story that actually began three years earlier.
Cumhal MacTredhorn, the proud chieftain of the Fianna warriors, had defied Conn the Hundred Fighter, Ireland’s cruel High-King. Urged by the whispers of his evil Druid Tagd, Conn ordered the murder of Cumhal- and all his kin.
There it something predictable about the natural attraction of opposites to each other. So, someone as educated as urban environmentalist Melissa Warner should have seen it coming a mile away. But blinded by her ambition and logic she plunges into a whirlwind of unexpected and conflicting emotions.
A crew of astronauts fall through time to 1832 and are imprisoned by the autocratic Lord Desbois, who demands the secrets of their advanced technology - for Lord Desbois has seen the future and he is determined to prevent it at all costs...
Marley found himself trapped, staring out a window, into an ever-changing world. A world he would never again become a part of. A world of love, laughter, sorrow, and pain, he would always be a stranger to.
Warrior, outlaw, poet, lover, born in the midst of strife and sorcery, such is the legend of Finn MacCumhal, the greatest hero of Irish history. This is the tale of his perilous quest to the magical realm called the Land of the Fair, to win a weapon of awesome power... Storm Shield.
Darrell Bain's e-books have been perennial best sellers since their introduction into the young market. He has been a finalist many times for the Eppie Awards, and in 2007 he won two of them, and another two years later. They are the most prestigious of the E-book awards recognizing the best writing in the field. He has written about three dozen novels or non-fiction works, and more than that number of short stories, in almost every possible genre, including humor, mystery, thrillers, science fiction, and children's literature. His most notable books are The Sex Gates, Alien Infection, The Williard Brothers action/adventure series, Strange Valley, The Melanin Apocalypse, Warp Point, Space Trails, Doggie Biscuit, and Life On Santa Claus Lane and the other humorous books around the adventures of Bain and his wife while running a Christmas tree farm, all of which have proven to be very popular. Bain was named 2005 Fictionwise Author of the Year, with such notables as Anne McCaffrey and Lois McMaster Bujold as runners-up. He has been a finalist twice for the Dream Realm Award, given for best science fiction e-book of the year and has recently won two Dream Realm Awards.
Ireland’s greatest hero, legendary warrior and lover, heir to a world of strife and sorcery, this is Finn MacCumhal. With steel and courage, he sets off on a perilous quest to save a desperate land and to free his beloved from the shadowy magic and thunderous evil of the one known as the Dark Druid.
James Broussard, a Professor of Anthropology and Mythology at Yale, finds himself irresistibly drawn to Cytherea Sagapo, the author of an obscure treatise on the legend of Adonis and Aphrodite. The humble elementary school teacher, who lives in Paphos, Cyprus, reveals to James that she has written other manuscripts; and the curious professor decides to try and recruit her for the graduate program at his own university. As he learns more about the mysterious Cytherea through email correspondence, he imagines that she may in fact be his life�s very own Aphrodite; and, with a single-minded romantic purpose, he plans a trip to visit her and meet Cytherea face to face. When he arrives, it seems clear that Cytherea is actually the real Aphrodite�and that he, surprisingly, may be the reincarnation of her one and only true love, Adonis.
This is a modern day romance where sexual abstinence is not an option. Aspen groves on mountain slopes and dark timber stands provide sanctuary between sexual encounters at a Safe Ranch. This is the story of a less than simple pair of military specialists designated as Recon Team Cobra. These two hardy souls devastate every terrorist cell within rifle range along their route of travel. Their designated mission is to; “Locate and eradicate terrorist cells wherever they exist in your area of operation.” Their area of operation consists of most of the state of Idaho. A sniper mentality governs their mode of operation as they travel the border between Texas and Mexico. For years terrorists have been afforded safe passage by a corrupt government that no longer exists. Their initial foray concerns border crossings along the Rio Grande River. They step off the grid of normal society when they abandon their horses to travel afoot. They wear gillie suits and back packs so they can more effectively hide from their pursuers. The lives of the Cobra team become enriched by the number of things they learn to live without. Cameron Hale and Slater McBride assume their role in the history of a nation with something less than child-like innocence. They are both more alive than they have ever been before, as they travel a land where death awaits them beyond every bend in the flow of their lives. They experience love and mutual satisfaction every waking moment they are together.

As you may note in the introductory paragraph of my first newsletter below, I had a purpose for beginning to publish a newsletter in a monthly format. However, as time went on, I found that I really enjoyed writing it, much more than I thought I would. It has also become quite popular, even with readers who have never read one of my books or stories. I guess that shows I’m doing something right! And I’ll confess right here, I never imagined in my wildest dreams that my newsletters would become popular enough and interesting enough for a book publisher to want them. I guess it’s like everything else. Some ideas don’t work well and others turn into something really good that you hadn’t even thought of at first.

Only the highlights of the newsletters are being published here, the rambling part, so to speak. I have also edited here and there and added explanatory footnotes in places. Feel welcome to just scroll on down or flip the pages if you’re reading this as a book and you like to browse.

I devoted much more space in the first newsletters to promotion of my books than I do now. My Progress Report is one of the smallest sections of the latest newsletters. My monthly Book Report section, where I list and review books I’ve read during the month that I liked a lot, has grown. But most of all, I found that I liked just rambling, like you’ll see here, on whatever subject takes my fancy, and that’s what takes up most of the space in my newsletters now. My wife Betty asked me once where I get all the ideas for the topics. It’s really pretty simple and no great secret. I’ve found that as I grow older I have to make lots of lists in order to avoid forgetting chores, or not remembering what I went to the grocery store for, and so forth. So I keep a little notepad by my computer, one by my easy chair and one by my bed. Whenever an idea for a subject pops into my head, usually stimulated by something I’ve read or by talking with Betty (yes, we’re one of those couples who not only talk to each other a lot, we listen to each other), I write it down. I also put thoughts there for future stories or notes to help me remember something about the subjects I’m currently working on. I usually have several books and/or projects going at the same time, so even if I weren’t getting older, I’d probably need to do this sort of thing anyway.

I like receiving letters from fans and readers. I can be e-mailed from my web site www.darrellbain.com. Like most folks, I don’t use regular mail any more except to pay bills and for a very few other things.

Ready? Okay, Go! Have fun and may you always have happy reading and time to pursue what is one of the most pleasurable of human activities.

A young man is being questioned in an interrogation room. He does not know his crime but he knows why he is there. A young woman is brought in and introduced as his RECESSIVE JUDGE. She has the folder with the sundial emblem. They hold the results of his SOUL SCREENING, the government’s new initiative. As the young man reflects on recent events, it soon becomes clear the crime he is about to be accused of was committed in a past life and he knows only too well how dire the punishment will be. All this is a year from now. The existence of the soul is scientifically proven. Our past lives are real. Our past crimes are real. Now we must pay for them.
In 2033 Captain Jack Commer drops the planet-wrecking Xon bomb to end the Final War. The remnants of Earth’s population are hastily evacuated to Mars, where previously unknown native Martians rise in rebellion, led by their new human emperor, the traitor Sam Hergs. Amid family squabbles rising from the presence of four Commer brothers aboard his ship, Jack finds himself battling Martian insurgents armed with shatterguns and telekinetic Amplified Thought. Then Jack compromises the entire mission when he falls in love with the Martian emperor’s beautiful brainwashed consort.
At sixteen, Tamya is forced by her father to marry a wealthy older man. On her wedding night she resists her husband and is viciously beaten ... then watches in shock as he bursts into flames and burns to death before her eyes.
Book 2, Maelstrom, serves as a bridge between books 1 and 3 of the trilogy. It is short, barely a novella, and may be read as a stand-alone. This book provides filler information so that you, the reader, may understand what occurred to bring about the cultural and technological changes you will find in the third instalment, Book 3: Tapper Tom, Mooch, and the Traveler. The first book is solid science fiction based in fact and real possibility. The third book is an adventure, still science fiction, but based more in conjecture, fun and action.
This new novel of the Sidhe series is, like the rest, an epic fantasy for all ages, blending the myths and legends of Celtic Ireland with her history in a tale of high-adventure and romance.
Brilliant military commander Geneva Greyson finds herself forced to choose between the excitement and adventure of her career and the aristocratic life she once left behind. In addition to a strained relationship with her parents, her decision is made more difficult by the attentions of two very different men who each have the ability to warm her heart and bring her great pleasure. As she struggles to find her place in the universe, she can’t help but wonder if there’s a way to make everyone around her happy while still satisfying her own wants and needs.
One-hundred and fifty years since the Robot Revolution and mankind is restricted to the last remaining habitable continent, Antarctica, under the stewardship of the robots.
Adam Cain is a troubleshooter for Piers Enterprises. His employer makes Genetechs: modified biological constructs which serve as workers for other companies. Cain’s role is to pass as a Genetech to discover why various clients are experiencing problems with production or other reasons. His boss, Karo Piers, is CEO of the company. She is engaged in frequent battles with competitors and her own board of directors. It’s a battle she must win; otherwise, both she and Cain are doomed.
The Galaxy is in peril, but the only people who can save it are a human bureaucrat and a scruffy alien tramp.
Four years after Wil’s confrontation with Greyleige (Wizard of Wisdom), the evil vaporized in the collision of magics atop the tower at the center of Blackstone has begun to coalesce and float to earth, corrupting any person it touches. A large clot of the darkness gives access to the true source of the horrifying creatures summoned by Greyleige from the other side of the boundary in his bid to control the world and attain immortality.
Kit Morgan has always known there’s more to the world than she sees – it’s hard not to, when her emotions cause objects to shift and glass to shatter. Then she encounters water-witch Chailyn, who reveals to her the existence of fairies, old and treacherous. Chailyn knows as little of surface life as Kit does of the supernatural – but both have to learn quickly, for Kit’s powers are surfacing.
In this sequel to “The Misadventures of Ka-Ron the Knight” an evil force is growing in the “Nown” world, causing peaceful nations and kings to wage war on one another for no apparent reason. Returning home after her adventure “Karen” has accepted her new identity, having been changed into a woman, marrying her faithful squire Jatel. In her absence, Idoshia has become a fallen and conquered nation controlled by the Xows! The Royal Family are prisoners in their own castle, and a political opportunist named Hector has seized power. In the elfin lands, an ancient evil has been released causing all free-loving people to take up arms against their beloved king.. Building up a great alliance, Karen of Teal, former Errant-Knight to the kingdom of Idoshia, becomes her people’s one and only hope. Battling Elves, vampires, an escape from prison, sea creatures, and an army of the dead, no horror is more unimaginable than what would later be called “THE LURKER WAR!”
Bailey Marshall, partnered with Vic Triller, is assigned the mission of discovering the source of a rare mind-expanding drug. He and Vic failed at their previous assignment of delivering India Terrano safely to a CATT laboratory. Marshall is determined not to fail at this one. But he doesn’t reckon on China Terrano, India’s sister. China kills Triller, frames Marshall for the murder, and leaves him facing a painful death. Only one person can save him: Melalie Noris, a woman who hates him and whom he sent on a mission he did not expect her to survive. Armed only with logic learned from the planet of Thanli’s dominant race and with the gift of a small trinde, a tree sacred to that race, handicapped by chala addiction, Melalie is sent to the jungle of Arn, where she finds unexpected peace and happiness among the primitive Arnese. Rescuing Marshall can destroy that peace and bring disharmony and death to her Arnese friends. What she decides will change the course of her life.
On the cold, dark streets of London lurks a serial killer. Raven Mason is the photographer who covertly takes pictures of the crime as it happens. Her cold indifference to the victims she shoots quickly changes the night she’s attacked by the killer. This leads her down the dark, seductive path to the vampire underworld. A world from which she won’t return.
A Zombie plague gengineered by rebellious robots has gripped the globe in rotting talons of infectious hunger. A fortified survivor colony finds an edge against enemy bio-warfare only by weaponizing other robots: Robots built for sexual companionship. Denied their true purpose, sapient love dolls battle zombies, evil machines, and their own emotions, for a humanity with reason to fear all A.I.’s
… the story of Australia’s white settlement. It empties the vacuum cleaner with which modern Australians are at last cleaning under the carpet where for generations, the dust of truth was swept.
Volume two of Galactic Ecoleers, Inc. Trilogy

Karen is young, beautiful, smart, and more than willing to use all her attributes to get ahead. She knows what she’s getting into even though the job requires her to be a part-time prostitute, but the job of being a deep space ecology engineer terraforming planets will make her super rich after only two or three missions.
If the Kazak Guardians had a recruiting poster, it would have read: WANTED: A select few insane men to fight professional Assassins with super-human abilities. Good medical plan provided.
While the Kingdom of Myrridia celebrates the wedding of their young king, the spirit of a slain Magical practitioner is resurrected in neighboring Wyckendom. Since Myrridia's archbishop Edward Fitzroy no longer has any Magical abilities, it falls on the shoulders of Princess Allyson Claybourne, sister of Myrridia's king, to battle this enemy. But unknown to many in Myrridia, Allyson is following an unorthodox Magical path - one completely unacceptable (anathema?) to Myrridia's Church. Meanwhile, Allyson's brother, King Robert Claybourne, has his own foe to meet on the field of battle - King Nicholas II of Wyckendom - who will stop at nothing to acquire Myrridia. In desperate times, heroes come forward...willing to do whatever it takes....even if it means paying the ultimate price.
Gideon--a body thief whom Shane thought she had eliminated--escapes from his prison and seeks out the young woman who put him there.

Distressed by his reemergence, Shane, reticent heir to Gideon’s stewardship, seeks to avoid him. Then an angel shows up, asking after the Purging, a plague that eradicated most supernatural beings nearly a century prior. Shortly thereafter, a powerful flu strikes the impervious Shane. Gideon realizes the Purging is back to finish the daemons, taking with it many humans as collateral damage. However, Shane wants nothing to do with him, instead trying to ferret out her own via research, a Heavenly weapon, an alternative rock band, and a trip through Gideon’s heinous past.
“Last night I died for the third time this week...”
Colonel Franklin, a genetically enhanced solider, accepts a dangerous mission offered by his former enemies to investigate the loss of communications with a commercial mining station orbiting Saturn. He is captured by a powerful alien who specializes in genetically altered slaves. Against his will, Franklin is enhanced into a fighting freak and paired with the beautiful and deadly Cheval. As an inseparable team, they face arena combat for the amusement of gamblers on the outlaw planet Vandalus.
The 'Song of Life' is a tale about a one-legged Mockingbird named Bluesky. At its heart, it is a story of how love and friendship ultimately conquer hatred and prejudice - and how a hero is born.
Following on from the start of young Gisel Matah’s Iskander adventure, in “Arrival”, “Masquerade” takes up the alternate world version of the Man in the Iron Mask mystery.
In the Gray Isles, a northern realm cloaked in legends and storms, lives a secret. For thousands of years it lay in the otherworld, known only in the imaginations of sailors. Now, it has surfaced; first to Eadred, a wizard banished by his kind after being cursed by a witch; and then to Hemlock, a fisherman's son orphaned by the sea. When their paths collide, a change is set into motion that the heavens watch with dread; for the legends tell, it heralds the birth of an immortal and the death of the realm.
Daemon uth Friesard finds himself forced into marriage with a stranger in order to stop a war between their kingdoms. There is nothing he wants more than to make a marriage, and a family, work with his new bride. But a beautiful minstrel may prove too much a temptation. Clayden Kiel is confident a marriage between his king and the princess of a neighboring kingdom is the surest way to prevent a war. As time passes, the revelation of prophetic dreams causes him to suspect he has prevented one war, only to bring about another. Clayden must seek to find a way to avoid such a thing. But will his actions stop the war, or cause it?
Corn World. Britland. After the great flood, only memories, debris and derelict buildings speak of a past civilization. Visions of these disturbing times haunt Cerridwen's dreams. When her dying mother sends Cerridwen to find a mural in Saint Eyes and lead Britland into a better future, the young healer has little choice but to set out on a life-changing quest. Her ability to perceive auras convinces her to accept nature-attuned Trevly's offer of protection.
Accidentally discovering that she's an extremely powerful witch, Rissa Harmond, travels to the distant city of Savannah to try and find the source of her new powers. Are they a gift, or a curse?
Humanity reached the stars, colonizing planets deep in the galaxy. But a century later, the T’Akons, a powerful alien race appeared. The machine-based aliens conquered the colonies with their advanced technology. They also began their quest to remake humans into their own cybernetic likeness. On the planet Zanath, the aliens create cybernetic-hybrid humans that now comprise a majority of the population. Unmodified humans are shunned on Zanath and forced to live in ghettos. One such human is Kira Zo, a soldier. She is smart, beautiful and headstrong. Her parents, against the wishes of the government, bear another unmodified child. The enraged T’Akons kill the infant and her parents. Vowing revenge for the death of her family, Kira organizes a Resistance movement. The group is an uneasy alliance of defiant humans and hybrid defectors. She also seeks the support of the Elayans, an alien race from the other side of the galaxy and mortal enemies of the T’Akons. But the T’Akons crush the Resistance, and Kira and what’s left of her group flee Zanath. They continue the rebellion on Earth, which is now a technologically backward planet left in ruins by nuclear war.
Rakshasa is a demon. He doesn’t know where he came from or how he came to be in the first place. All he knows is that he feeds on the dying thoughts of men and that he is hungry.
The Vagabond Resistance has found a new ally in a ship of legends, but will its enigmatic commander help their cause or bend the Resistance to her own agenda? When the Third Leader Jasky tracks down the legendary ship Leviathan, Earth ambassador Hugo Halespear finds his skills as a diplomat in demand once again. Jasky hopes to use Leviathan to unite the Resistance and take the fight to Andromeda, but Leviathan’s commander has motives of her own. A disgruntled renegade fith scientist is also tempting disaster with his reckless behavior, and Hugo finds himself taking charge of a rescue attempt to save both the scientist and the knowledge he possesses from the grasp of the Andromedans.
When one dresses largely in black and belongs to a Wiccan coven on campus, having an older boyfriend who thinks he is a vampire almost makes sense. However, when Roselyn’s lover Dryden becomes an actual vampire—albeit a reticent one—and her preternatural roommate Shane is mistakenly taken hostage in her place, it is up to Roselyn to take on the cockroaches of the daemonic world without ending up on the wrong side of a pair of fangs.
Britannia is shattered by war. Rome has withdrawn, leaving the island kingdom in ruins. Eleven Rebel Kings have elected King Lot as High King in direct opposition to The Council of Kings. The Council has elected Arthur, the son of Uther Pendragon- the former High King- as their Dux Bellorum, or War Duke. Arthur has assembled a force of the land’s mightiest heroes into The Pendragon Legion and has taken the field against the rebel kings. Meanwhile, King Lot, his own forces comprised of Uther’s greatest generals, has allied himself with the darkest of magic in his bid to defeat The Pendragon Legion and become Britannia’s High King. The ensuing war pits fathers against sons and brothers against brothers as the battle between good and evil threatens to engulf all of the land.
Chicago Homicide Detective Paul Gminski is haunted by dark dreams of his late mother. Unable to rest, Paul and his partner Ivey become entangled with the serial murders of a mysterious group called the Council of Six. Someone of something is killing the group’s members, each of whom possesses a piece of an ancient collection of relics called The Eyes of the Stars.
This supernatural thriller brings together terror, suspense, guilt, hatred, deception, heroism, and redemption—and the healing power of love.
Talk about danger on your doorstep…a mysterious victim in a familiar suit has just paid Gloria a visit, and died. With the corpse on a slab and crucial evidence bagged and labeled, police already have their chief suspect in their sights: Tony Lambert, Gloria’s husband.
Evil Outfitters, Ltd. has specialized in the equipage of dark lords, assassins, necromantic wizards and priests, and rich madmen for hundreds of years--and it’s still run by its original founder, Tavrax the Lich. When the baron Drackley signs on as a new client, he ruffles the firm’s calm by showing every sign of truly being able to overthrow the king. Even Tavrax takes an interest. Madeline Muir and James North, who comprise the tailoring department, are much less happy to discover that Drackley wants their undivided attention--and their loyalty. Turning traitor isn’t typically a prerequisite for working as a tailor.
This is a story about Mary, number one fan of the hottest cult vampire detective TV show, City By Night… until it becomes all too real.
From birth, Alain and Alina Alastair are a scientific miracle--identical male-female twins--a biological impossibility. Destined to tread the farther, forbidden paths, they discover love, lust, and danger lurking in their future. When their parents whisk their miracle children home to an isolated island, their lives reach a turning point.

Alain craves escape from the seclusion.

Alina yearns to express her love with a man who treasures her.

The secrets at Alastair Keep threaten to undermine the very foundations of the world in which these impossible twins live.
Beth, Matthew and Luke live a hundred kilometres or so inland from the coast of the Arabian Gulf, in an oasis town dominated by a craggy mountain called Jebel Lafeet. Unknown to them, Asheraj, a vast dragon-like creature has been encased in the mountain for aeons, clutching in her claws a pebble-like object called a Rehkaz. This is one half of a fearsome weapon that she has been appointed to guard, but the Rekhaz has slipped out of her grasp.
Love and Darker Passions is a collection of provocative short stories by today’s up-and-coming authors of dark, urban and Gothic fantasy. One man falls in love with an ancient monster, another becomes enchanted by a voice that drives him to a frenzy of self-punishment, and another can’t understand three very odd days he’s spending with his girlfriend. Award-winning author Karen Duvall sends a Millennial Alice through a very different looking glass, and acclaimed author Lee Barwood sends the Sighted bard of her upcoming series into the passionate world of faerie to find a child and a special destiny. Bestseller C.E. Murphy makes her twisted fairytale tell what drives a lover into the arms of her questionable beloved, and Tenea D. Johnson works a soul-stealing spell of magic. In Love and Darker Passions, edgy and cult fantasy authors combine their talents to make us question what inspires love, why we crave revenge against those who’ve stolen love from us, and why we despair when love’s pain is lost.
Thirteen-year-old Neto Lexan, an alien exchange student from Earth, is consumed by disturbing nightmares about his journey to Beta Mole. His uneasiness about these freaky flashbacks is magnified when he meets another student from Earth who is haunted by similar nightmares. Together Net and Shayna unravel a secret that could have a catastrophic effect on the entire universe. Suddenly, Shayna disappears and Net is determined to find her. Terrifying adventures await Net as he discovers that the people he trusts are somehow tied to the dark secret he is uncovering. Will he be able to save Shayna and solve the mystery before he becomes the next victim?
It has been twenty years since Styxis was sealed off from this world by Wil and Caron on the demoness’s side of the boundary (Princess of Wisdom).
In the shielded city of New Vancouver, civilians struggle to build normal lives while faced with the constant threat of annihilation. Total war against an alien race bent on enslaving the human population has devastated vast areas of the earth. Military victories have eased the imminent threat of alien domination but the war grinds without end. Ava Kliest and her two younger sisters work to build a viable business in a corrupt city that regards German refugees with disdain. Ava develops an unlikely romance with a damaged young soldier. In the midst of an alien assault, Ava rushes to Eric’s aide. Together they battle a devastating onslaught.
After a great flood destroyed civilization, a band of adventurers hunting for treasure challenges Cerridwen’s quest to lead Britland into a better future. She and her friends race against their rivals to Saint Eyes, where they hope to find a mural that leads the way to a powerful moonstone ring influencing the world.
When sixteen-year-old DeeDee Logan’s widowed father inherits a farm in the Ozarks, the two leave New Jersey behind to find out if they can make the transition from city to country life. But Glenn Logan, already retreating into grief, withdraws even more from DeeDee when they reach the farm. She must fend for herself, with only the friendship of Brian Davis, a neighbor boy a year older than she is, and a Cherokee girl, Adsila, whom they meet on a mysterious trail that seems to appear and disappear at will.
A popular Celtic fantasy writer brings the rich flavor of legend-based stories to a contemporary tale. While developing a Celtic theme park in Ireland, Michael Kean encounters a beautiful, otherworldly woman who manages to stow away on his return flight to New York. The trouble begins when a trio of Celtic protectors follows her, determined to save her from a fate she desires--and bound to relive an ancient battle on the streets of Manhattan.
Stephen’s quiet life is turned upside down when he experiences vivid dreams of a woman he’s never met. Liora, having grown tired of her forced isolation and servitude in the land of Marindal, uses the mystical sphere housed in her cellar to attempt to reach someone to help her break free. They meet up several times in a subconscious illusion Liora creates for them and quickly form a strong bond. Stephen follows her to Marindal, where he’s instantly captured by her cruel master, Thirvar. Plans for escape become their top priority, and their feelings grow deeper during their secret meetings in the realm of fantasy. The knowledge that they will want different things once they are safe from Thirvar’s clutches taints the prospect of reaching their goal. They are faced with the decision between seeking out the lives they left behind and taking a chance on the future of their love.
A world kept peaceful for a thousand years by the magic of the ruling vicars. But a threat lurks from a violent past. Wizards from the darkness have hidden their sorcery in a place called the keep, and left a trail of clues that have never been solved.
Barry Drake returns. The starship CONUNDRUM is the first manned vessel to leave Earth's solar system using Weinberg Drive. It reaches the Pegasus system, 50 light years away, where the earthlike planet Sisyphus orbits a G-type star and may contain what we truly hope to find, proof that we are not alone.
This ain’t your Grandma’s Fantasy Land.
What Hides Within tells the story of a man held captive by an unknown evil. Clive Menard is a spineless slacker leading an ordinary existence. But when Chester enters his life, it becomes far from ordinary.
Left Hand of the Moon is an American Romeo and Juliet story about doomed love between the very young. In the early 1800s, as the fledgling United States completes the Louisiana Purchase and marches troops through the newly acquired state, executing by firing squad the freed adult children of enslaved women and their owners, a beautiful teen and her owner’s youngest son run away to live together. They have grown up together, trusting and loving each other. Now that adulthood threatens to force them into roles they would rather die than play, the passionate young couple determines to create their own future.
Flesh Field is a horror fantasy action story based on T.S. Eliot’s poem The Waste Land. Much like the Fisher King in T.S. Eliot’s work, the main character, Rex Fisher, is searching for life in a decomposing world.
Jack Commer, Supreme Commander of the United System Space Force, leads a peace mission in his flagship Typhoon II to end the war with the fascist Alpha Centauri Empire. After an engine explosion strands the ship four months from its destination, the Typhoon encounters a derelict spaceship, but its nine rescued refugees are insolent and uncooperative, and they proceed to brainwash most of the crew into worship of the Alpha Centaurian Emperor. A month and a half later, all but three of the crew have been Converted. Jack has demanded daily diary entries from the remaining crew so that he can pinpoint the exact moment of their Conversion, and he, his estranged wife Amav, the emotionally damaged twelve year-old Bobby, and recently Converted ship’s engineer Phil Sperry write their final, fully honest entries before the ship is captured by Centaurian stormtroopers and Jack and Amav are sent to be tortured on a barren planet.
This sequel to Prehistoric Journey: The First Expeditions picks up where the first expedition left off. Something tore apart the lifeboat of The Atlantic Mermaid and the crew panicked. Captain Colin Limmerick, a steam-punk version of Indiana Jones, knows that the creature that did this was from a prehistoric time. He is convinced that Dr. Sasha Dimitrikov’s time-travel device widened the passage they journeyed through, allowing prehistoric mammals to slip into their time of 1910. Rosa, Limmerick’s former girlfriend and archeologist, insists there is a pathway that leads to the prehistoric past.
Karen is young, beautiful, smart, and more than willing to use all her attributes to get ahead. She knows what she’s getting into even though the job requires her to be a part-time prostitute, but the job of being a deep space ecology engineer terraforming planets will make her super rich after only two or three missions.
What if God is not at all what people envision? Imagine a powerful energy portal that stretches from one end of the galaxy to another, the sustaining reservoir of life for Earth as well as a connected sister world where the ancient deities actually live and breathe. What if Satan is actually a renegade thread of this interplanetary gateway; and the future of two worlds, and three dimensions, rests entirely on one single human being's actions?
Once upon a time Margaret Mitchell wrote a book…and the rest was historic.
When Jack Bywater moves to the small town of Tolchester, he doesn’t expect to stay long. A curse is following him, and he doesn’t want to know what will happen if it catches up.
DON’T MISS THIS ONE!

Rogue Program is an outgrowth of my popular novel, Savage Survival, which is combined with the sequel to make one giant book, essentially two books for the price of one!
Deep in the heart of Loralin Forest, folks whisper of a legendary immortal predator with the body of a male god, towering black wings and the claws and fangs of a mountain cat. Crowharrow, they call it. But one family of troubled wizards knows the winged hunter is not a legend. The youngest, a woman named Tansel, has been sheltered all her life by solitude and the secrets of her ancestors. A diabolical seducer and destroyer of women, the beautiful immortal notices Tansel and ushers her, the last of her kin and two of the most powerful wizards in the land into a maelstrom of peril, deception, and upheaval that exposes a devastating connection between the crowharrow and Tansel’s bloodline. Her world shattered by awakened desire and the loss of her innocence, Tansel must heal this curse by discovering her strength as a woman, her true roots, and her destiny as a healer.
"A glint of gold among the dull embers of contemporary fantasy fiction. For those who love the deeper, darker aspects of the Arthur legends this is definitely one not to miss." John Matthews, NY Times best-selling author of Pirates and How To See Faeries.
A pebble dropped into a lake forever changes the lake. The past lingers in the future and sometimes overtakes it.
Lynn the Fox has been a Kazak for several years and thought she has seen it all; after all, she’s a Master Kazak having killed more than five Assassins—professional killers with wizard-like talents.
Otherworldly adventures gleaned from the scorching pages of Raygun Revival and Spacewesterns Magazines. The stars light the way through the vast canvas of the universe to a myriad of worlds teeming with space pirates, light-fingered ladies, warring civilizations, dashing heroes, embattled refugees, and aliens of every possible description.
On an isolated expanse of tundra near the tiny subarctic community of Churchill, Manitoba, an ancient evil has been awakened... and now it is ready to feed.
The "Dark Ships" invaded the skies over the Nown World proclaiming to all to be those of their old masters. "Submit or die!" was their only demand. Horrible and uncaring the invaders brought terrors no one was prepared for. Jatel, King of Illium and Karen, Queen of Idoshia. Together, ruling their united kingdom, faced their own challenges -- learning the true meaning of "change." With war, vampires, fleets of dragons, and the reality of genocide, the Nown World soon faces its greatest darkness and a final glory with "THE RETURN OF KA-RON THE KNIGHT!"
Autumn has arrived in New York, and Jordan Pendragon attends his first classes as a freshman at Cornell. Born with a brilliant mathematical mind, he balances life as a research assistant with that of a student athlete.

But Jordan also has a quest. He must find the Black Tower, a monolithic edifice housing a thing that defines the very structure of the universe. Jordan believes it is buried somewhere in Antarctica under miles of prehistoric ice.
Earth is Ours, a fresh and uniquely original story line, bridges many genres. A symbiotic relationship develops between a self-aware female computer and an American Indian man dying of old age. This is a forced relationship dictated by mutual needs for survival in a world stripped of technology by aliens. The main characters begin the fight of their lives, but before they can fight the fierce aliens, Levi and Amy must fight for control of who they will be jointly. What begins as conflict of minds develops into tolerance, then cooperation and finally love. This love of total oneness creates a unity of incredible power and strength that provides the means to fight the aliens. Female brains and male brawn unite to battle against incredible odds for the survival of the human race. The conflict of minds, action, adventure and suspense are all interlaced into a compelling and fast-paced adventure.
Target Earth is the continuing saga and greatly anticipated sequel of the award winning book, Earth is Ours, “Best” Fantasy/SciFi 2005 from the prestigious San Diego Book Awards Association. The beloved characters developed in the original story evolve and begin an exciting new adventure as they defy monstrous, invading aliens dedicated to the total destruction of the human race.
Earth’’s Dragons is the continuing saga and greatly anticipated second sequel of the award winning book, Earth is Ours, Best Fantasy/SciFi 2005 from the prestigious San Diego Book Awards Association. The first sequel, Target Earth, placed Finalist in the same awards for 2006. The beloved characters developed in the original story evolve and begin an exciting new adventure in the sequel. In Earth’’s Dragons the characters evolve yet again and embark on a new adventure and finale of the series as they continue to defy monstrous, invading aliens dedicated to the total destruction of the human race. The male versus female conflict of minds, emotions and motivations remain a large portion of the story as it unfolds from both viewpoints. The struggle continues against formidable invaders led by an awe inspiring supreme leader. In this fast paced and compelling adventure, battles wage across the California and Arizona deserts.
In Milo’s Burden, A wooden carving is brought to life by the ancient and forgotten Lifefire. But the new-born woman, Malissa, has a terrible flaw: her only emotion is rage. It feeds the power that surges through her and will not let her rest until she holds the entire world in a vicious death grip. The crew of the Pride and the inhabitants of mythical Uamh struggle to thwart her plans. In a bloody battle, Captain Oprum is taken prisoner and all else is put aside to rescue him.

Milo, the young boy who animated Malissa, has inadvertently upset the forces of Lifefire and sundered its delicate balance. With his sister and her friend, and an old man and his mangy dog, he must travel deep within the mountains to discover the secrets of Lifefire before rage rules the world.
Freed from the battles and terrors of his home world, Jonathan Glauwer finds himself back in the thick of trouble when his old adversary, Walpole—the telepathic demon hedgehog of Yurle—escapes from his prison. A terrible war between the surface-dwelling hedgehogs and the merciless Empress Moleloch and her mole minions throws everyone into terrible danger and it is up to old friends and new heroes to bring peace to Yurle Prime and their spiny enemy to justice.
Windspeaker Kyla Cren gathers news from the wind and passes on to her village its warnings about mindstealers, creatures that rob human minds, leaving their victims insensible and helpless. Because Kyla’s parents were victims of mindstealers, the need for revenge consumes her. She attacks two mindstealers and rescues their victim, but gets no satisfaction from the act. The ungrateful victim, a powerful mage, thrusts upon her the care of Claid, who appears to be an appealing young child. He’s not a child, the Mage Alair declares, and challenges her to discover what Claid really is. That challenge sends her from her native village on a journey of discovery that takes her into the wider world beyond her isolated valley, a world in which machines have replaced magic. Harrowing experiences teach her more about herself than about Claid and eventually bring her back to Mage Alair, whom she joins in a scheme to destroy the mindstealers, a plan which might result in tragedy but which could also lead Kyla to the full truth about Claid’s nature and her own.
In the wake of their victory over the powerful Cren Empire at the Battle of Matar, Crash Tyson and his band of rebels have fled their home galaxy. His small fleet, shot up and damaged, is in need of repair. While searching for a new planet on which to recuperate, Crash encounters a powerful, ancient enemy of the Cren Empire.
Salem: 1691 - height of the famous Witch Trails. Innocent people are being executed for no reason. Elizabeth Burroughs, wife of the reverend George is one of them. But George isn’t so innocent. He too is caught and hung. But what was he doing before he was apprehended?
Since the Antarctic Counter-revolution the situation on Earth has greatly eased and previously uninhabitable lands are being reclaimed.

A handful of rebel robots have escaped and are making life difficult for the settlers so a militia force is sent out to Mount Titan to deal with the rebels.
Children of Australia�s founding convicts grow up in a unique environment. On the one hand, convicts labour in chains under lashweilding redcoats; on the other, immigrant farmers strive to carve out a living, reluctant convicts their only available labour.
A chance encounter between Cassidy Maxwell, a personable, serenely self-sufficient widow seeking a new life in a warmer part of the country, and a grizzled rancher who advises her to take a pasear through a unique community in the Southwest called the Valley, leads to Cassidy’s buying a house there. Her new home comes with the benefit of having fascinating neighbors, including four single, highly individualistic men: two virile martial artists, a shy but likeable builder, and a handsome, debonair, talented architect. Eventually, the widow not only achieves unlooked-for happiness in an unconventional personal relationship, she also proves the means of enabling two close male friends to overcome dire problems in their own lives.
The fallen angels have again risen against the Light, and the Second War in Heaven is raging. Paimon, General of Hell, yearned for a lover with the beauty of an angel and created a demon the exact replica of a celestial. He presents his creation with a powerful sword and appoints him commander of the demon forces. If Salseph returns to Hell with the sword in victory, Paimon vows to end Seph’s demeaning missions of seducing human women and destroying their lives. The promise is a double-edged blade. The demons under his control abhor Salseph as much as he reviles them.
Featherfoot, Space Marine, 67,000+ words, is a science-fiction tale taking place roughly two hundred years in the future. The story revolves around Charles Featherfoot, a native American who joins the Space Marines as he seeks his destiny upon finding that there are no openings in the Galactic Ecoleers. Because his father invoked a request for an ancestor to guide him, Charles finds his path guided and protected by the spirit of an ancient chief of his tribe who was killed in the mistaken belief that he had wronged the tribe. With some of the restraining amulets removed, Malakei’s spirit is free to wander as far as it needs in order to help others of his tribe. Consequently, he’s on hand to give advice to Featherfoot so that the young brave will excel in becoming a warrior. When Charles meets a beautiful, young cadet, Malakei counsels him on enjoying her company but to not fall in love with her because of a secret even she doesn’t know about herself that will eventually bring sadness to him.
While investigating the murder of a prominent Senator, FBI Agent Erica Blake uncovers a drastic, top-secret operation. A group of rogue American generals are planning a ruthless attack on China, as a way to free the U.S. from the crushing debt the country owes the Chinese. Named Operation BlackSnow, the plan will be carried out without the knowledge of Congress or the public. Realizing the attack could plunge the U.S. into a world war, Erica tries to stop it.

Irreverence? What’s that?

Well, that all depends on how the word is used. The context, you know. Irreverence is not limited to what many people think-something to do with religion, although that can be a large part of it. Nope, it is a big word with broad meaning. Let me give you a few examples of how it is used:

Irreverent is the adjective from which the noun "irreverence" comes.

Its basic meaning is "disrespectful". Now you have an idea of just how broad it can be. I’ll wager you can think of a lot of ways to be disrespectful. There is a whole world of irreverence in the pot. Our authors gleefully dip their pens into that pot and scribble out their twisted views of this world-or other worlds.

Words that can be used in place of irreverent (synonyms) are: aweless, cheeky, cocky, contemptuous, crusty, derisive, flip, flippant, fresh, iconoclastic, impertinent, impious, impudent, insolent, irreverential, mocking, out-of-line, profane, rude, sacrilegious, sassy, saucy, tongue-in-cheek, ungodly, unhallowed, unholy and so forth. As you can readily see, the majority of the Twisted Tails authors are world class representatives of the word in all its specific meanings; not just a couple.

I have gathered together several cheeky authors whose impiety is well known and asked them to grace these pages with words of insolence for your reading pleasure. As always, there is no genre restriction. Here you’ll find Science Fiction, Fantasy, Mystery, Thrill-a-minute-even Mainstream. The only common element here is Irreverence. The other big deal about the Twisted Tails series that is a must are unexpected endings and sheer quality of writing. Each author brings his/her unique style and voice to the page, but to get to the page the quality of writing demanded in the Twisted Tails series of anthologies had to have been there or it would have been a "no-go". Just another rejection slip to add to the stack in an author’s dark corner. Have fun while you cringe at their out-of-line talent at twisting irreverent tales and we hope to see you again-should there be a next time. I have it on good authority that there probably will be a next time, so keep a watch for it.

All Jasmine wanted was a calm summer in Pine Bush. When she sees a UFO her first night home from college, she is willing to brush it off as swamp gas reflected off Venus, until two men arrive at her door to harass her into silence about a picture she did not take. Soon she realizes Men in Black may be the least of her worries and that ignoring the Grays and their plans for her will only embolden them. If she doesn’t figure out why she is so interesting to aliens, Men in Black, and a mysterious man who seems to brush off harm, she may not have an autumn to look forward to.
Capt. Nick Johns, a wounded and quadriplegic Marine Corps veteran of the Iraq War, is approached by assertive government officials, who, unbelievably, recall him to active duty to serve humanity. He is chosen because of his self-sacrificing war record and his unique ability to survive depression resulting from his debilitating injury. To be more precise, they want his disembodied brain to command and become the spaceship, Genesis, for a two hundred year deep-space flight to re-establish the human race doomed to extinction from an asteroid. One selfless but vastly superior, augmented mind must discover a way to honor his commitment to serve humanity and save the human race, even from itself. Capt. Johns must survive centuries of essential medical research and implementation, technical and societal challenges and disasters, long years of loneliness inherent to command, alien encounters, and possibly even Divine Intervention. Can the love of two women provide the balance he so desperately needs to endure or will they cause his demise?
Dutiful soldier Callum Renwick wakes up in the underground laboratory of a mercenary organization. He learns he was the sole survivor of an attack that destroyed his unit, his hometown, and his family. In addition to the loss of his loved ones, he discovers that due to his injuries, half his body has been supplanted by artificial skin and cybernetic parts. Once he has recovered, he is assigned to the care of Ro Bernard, who leads the effort to turn him into a powerful assassin. She is outspoken, yet secretive, and uses unconventional means to mold him into a depraved killer. Mind games and rough sex are in her repertoire of training tactics, and Callum is both infuriated and fascinated by her. As he comes to terms with his grief and his new role, many of his biological body parts fail and must be replaced. Will he adapt to survive in Ro’s world and exact vengeance on the woman who ordered the attack that changed his life?
In a future world where humans are in danger of extinction, the US government is taking desperate measures to preserve a declining population caused by decades of climate change and destruction to the environment. Weather related catastrophes are a common place and coastal cities are under water; people are destined to live in submarine-like underground shelters. Roe v. Wade is overturned and abortion is once again illegal. Lucinda Monticello, Supreme Court Correspondent, is pregnant with an unwanted child. She makes a rash decision to illegally abort her fetus without consulting the father, Alex Bennett, a renowned geneticist.
Born of the smokeless flame in the wilderness of prehistoric Arabia, a djinni comes into being. A creature of pure energy, he takes the form of a green-tinged blue flame that feeds off the life forces of human kind, taking pleasure in death and terror. A chance encounter with a shepherd on a mountain alters the course of his existence. The man mistakes him for a god and offers up an act of worship. Amused, Djinn maintains the deception and the god al-Ilah is born.
Children of the Sex Gates takes place in the universe depicted in my book, The Original Sex Gates, NOT the trilogy written with Jeanine Berry. The Original Sex Gates is how I first wrote the novel and is my preferred version, mainly because all the events are contained in the one novel and also because it has one more major character and the last quarter of the book diverges dramatically from that of the trilogy and has a completely unexpected and much different and more believable ending. You don’t necessarily have to read The Original Sex Gates in order to enjoy Children of the Sex Gates, since it is a standalone novel, but you would probably enjoy it a little more after first reading The Original Sex Gates novel.
Unexplained murders terrorize the city streets, and Tari Merytmut makes it her business to hunt the demons that suddenly infest the place she calls home. In her quest to discover the truth of her unique abilities, Tari visits her adoptive father and learns a startling fact; she is the direct descendant of the Egyptian Queen, Nefritari. Tari's lineage places her in mortal danger against an infamous demon intent on stealing her ancestor’s treasure to complete his domination of the planet. But Tari’s going to take the fight to the Devil’s doorstep, and show him that Hell hath no fury like a woman pissed.
Scarred from a childhood spent in constant indigence, teen years infused with ill-gotten affluence as the son of an influential criminal, and finally into adulthood rife with complications—weresnake Trystan Valeras is hardened into the titular Lash: a whip-wielding killer with a talent for violence and a thirst for vengeance.
When the renegade vampire Eli begins amassing followers, threatening America’s vampire hierarchy, weresnake Lash partners with old enemies and new allies to annihilate them.
ENDOXI - all is well in Greek - chronicles a love between an American man and a beguiling Greek woman that spans several tumultuous decades. The story of ineffable longing begins in Greece in 1974 when Nick Flannigan visits Skopelos, where his grandmother was born. It is in during a taverna brawl when he first meets Melina Zoros, who whisks the dazed Nick off on his own motorcycle. Days later Melina gives herself to Nick on a rooftop in Athens under the lights of the Acropolis. It is an occasion that transforms both of their lives forever.
Blue Caravan is the intrusion of the supernatural into everyday life whether you believe it or not. It is the sequel to Emily’s Shadow, which is the continuation of an Arthurian legend.
Two years had passed since Wil created the portal between the worlds (Children of Wisdom); two years since the life-spark sisters Aimee and Desirée first met and reached out to each other following Wil’s confrontation with Styxis in her throne room. With the melding of the sisters’ spirits at the moment their life sparks were joined in a flash of magical energy, the demoness had been diminished.
Orphaned and outcast, Bluesky despairs of ever finding acceptance and friendship.

But a kindly mourning dove invites him to join her flock, even though he has always heard that ’birds of a feather stick together.’ Then, with the support of Ol’ Gray Mama, Bluesky works up the courage to ask the wise owl Nightwind how to find a friend.
Rob Turner is a big city detective who leads a double life. On the surface he’s a cocky, high-profile and successful public servant. On the inside he’s a diseased man obsessed with dark sexual addictions. He’s already hip deep in a fierce battle of wills when he finds himself, by way of his ex-wife, thrown into a bizarre rogue investigation born from a doomed airliner’s black box. He must now run head-long into places he’s tried all too often to run from. The closer he gets to the root of this ad hoc probe, the deeper it cuts into his own plagued psyche. Before he knows it, doors he’s dared open in the past, sandwich him between doors newly entered. Now sex, murder and blackmail are attacking this detective’s already tormented soul from every direction, and time is not his friend.
After the great flood destroyed civilization, Cerridwen gains the unlikely support of a band of adventurers on her quest to lead Britland into a better future. As they row along the coast of Corn World to reach Long Doom and find a powerful ring, they face dangerous, mysterious, and bizarre adventures. Lured by the Gold Lord’s treasure, Sasha endangers their lives and Britland’s fate.
IRONCLAD is a Jules Verne-esque tale of action-adventure set in the closing days of the American Civil War. A band of ruthless Confederates breaks out of beleaguered Charleston in a sleek blockade runner. Their goal is England and a futuristic ironclad dreadnought built to aid the Rebel cause. The voyage is made perilous by a Union agent obsessed with stopping them. In Liverpool, they must escape his pursuit long enough to steal the ship and fight their way to sea. To arm their ironclad, they must face Britain’s most powerful armored battleship. Then, with a hold-full of the newly invented super-explosive called Nitro, they must begin a suicidal run back across the sea. The goal: to launch a terrorist attack at the heart of the Union with the world’s first weapon of mass destruction. And only one man can stop them.
Karen is young, beautiful, smart, and tough. Those qualities also made her superrich. She even owns her own deep space warship because when you’re that rich, you have enemies. She’s also confronting her own deep hidden desires even though she’s working on one of the grandest terra-forming projects ever attempted.
Dagen is a thief and a good one, at least in his humble opinion. But he has more in mind for his future than picking pockets, and when he comes across the haul of a lifetime, he finally sees a way to impress the boss of his crew, maybe even enough to be made partner.
Chilling nightmare horror in the dark bleak landscape of Berlin…
On an Earth ravaged by global warming, human-dolphin hybrids called Aquarians have built thriving reef colonies among the drowned cities of the coast. Now their world is under siege from an enemy whose invisible weapon leaves no survivors. Only Ocypode the Atavism—half-human and half-Aquarian, marooned in the genetic limbo between species—knows why. Disclosing the reason could be as deadly to Aquarius as the Medusa plague itself. Ocypode and his comrades must face the perils of flight into the open ocean, a friend’s betrayal, a killer storm, a lethal kelp forest haunted by mutant monsters, and a fundamental challenge to their most cherished beliefs if they are to have any hope of saving Aquarius from destruction. They must enlist allies of the most unexpected sort from the most unlikely of places. Even then—when confronted by rogue scientists determined to resurrect the land by slaughtering the sea—it may not be enough.
Welcome to Fortannis-a place where adventure waits to waylay you around every corner.

It’s a land where humans mingle with stubborn dwarves, mysterious elves, and feathered biata against shape-shifting gryphons, necromantic zombies, and silly goblins. It’s a land where things are never as they seem; where good and evil are not always clear-cut, and where the strong do not always prevail.
The Moralist Party has taken over the political reins of the country. A powerful coalition of minorities is demanding they be allowed to move to Alabama and secede from the United States. Former inmates of Oklahoma Federal Penitentiary are believed to possess the Bomb. Awakening from a nine year alternate reality, Astin W. Wench discovers that nothing has changed. With his two best friends, he attempts to get to the bottom of everything, put the nation back to rights, and find a really good cup of coffee. Part science fiction, part political satire, "Yellow Glad Days" dissects the meaning of happiness in an illogical world.
Another day, another pile of junk littering the workshop; that’s my life aboard the Destiny. I’m Emily, the designated fix-it chick. Wouldn’t be such a bad job if the crew would stop ogling me. Especially Commander Black, who just can’t get it through his head that we’re no longer together. That’s what I get being the only woman on this third-class space barge. Unless of course you count the wardroid, Thirty-two Eighty. Though a soldier drone refitted to be a sex slave isn’t exactly good company. The worst part is that I can’t remember my past, though the thought of it fills me with fear. Then, in the middle of the night, the wardroid grabs me and takes me to a dangerous planet, a war-torn world where no human in her right mind would ever go: Earth.
When young love falls apart due to other interests it’s always more painful for one person than the other. Brianna wanted to see the world and have a career before settling down to married life. Being out in the world she fell in love, and married someone else. Fifty years later the dreams began, but she had no idea that they were connected to her first love. Her life is turned upside-down and the direction she is about to go is so unexpected. Brianna discovers that a first love never really goes away; it’s stored in a long for gotten chamber of the heart.
Blond hair flowing from a gorgeous girl’s head caught his eye. A red dress accented her sensuous curves, and her tanned legs flowed down to her baby doll shoes. With her hair swaying lazily behind her and her face partially hidden by sunglass, she slipped lithely past and stopped at the door of a 1962 white Cadillac convertible. She opened the door, hitched up her skirt, and slipped behind the wheel. Waiting for a hint of recognition, Neal stood alongside the Cadillac. But as if he weren’t there, Samantha shifted the transmission into gear and tossed her head. With her hair cascading over her shoulder, she pulled away. She never turned back at Neal. If she had, she would have seen his baby blue eyes and a smile that could sell toothpaste. She would have felt his incandescent presence that emanated an unseen power. And best of all, she would found out that Neal and his friends were holding a key that could lead them to Al Capone’s gold vault.

In this masterpiece, young meets old. Blondie and the trio from Dillinger’s Deception are a little wiser, but can they avoid car bombs, cross-raging rapids, or survive the machine guns protecting Jungle Inn Casino and win the battle for impossible gold?

Using old timer’s stories about “Youngstown tune ups”, John Dillinger dealing cards at the Green Parrot Tavern, the turret-protected Jungle Inn Casino, and hand-and-knee coal mines, Myers brings the past to the present and takes the reader on a wild ride.
Ever since Clayden Kiel looked into the Seeing Pond and was shown a stirring of shadows, he has known that one day he must make a journey to the Watchtower. Now his god has bid him go and go he must though he is loathe to leave the castle.
Bailey Marshall, China Terrano, and K.T. Malloran are three people bound together by the slender thread of one woman’s desire to save the man for whom she bears an illicit love. China’s incestuous love for her half brother Paolo leads her to track him to a rebel encampment on a distant planet. On discovering that Paolo has been changed by the implantation of neural devices that turn one of his hands into an instrument of death and that allow him to view and control all that happens in the rebel strongholds, China tries unsuccessfully to wean him from the devices that have transformed him. Barred from the rebel camp, she seduces Bailey and persuades him to go with her to fetch K.T. from a planet where she teaches the love of the All-Mother and take her to Paolo, who once loved her. China hopes that love can be rekindled. She’s willing to sacrifice anything and anyone to save Paolo but fails to realize that the required sacrifice may be Paolo himself.
Ranna Kikken creates The Committee to End Suffering on Planet Earth, but its first conference in 2020 is ruined when ex-astronaut Joe Commer time travels from 2036 to lecture Ranna’s nonprofit ladies on the coming breakdown of the solar system. Tormented by his role in dropping the superbomb that ended the Final War but rendered Earth uninhabitable, Joe has quit the Space Force, much to the disgust of his older brother Jack, Supreme Commander of the United System Space Force. In the audience, feckless young Urside Charmouth is horrified by the revelations from the future, fearing that he’s harmed the timeline with his own drug-like time travel experiments. He drags his unsuspecting girlfriend, Mandy, on an irresponsible time travel romp to 2033, where he finds proof of the coming destruction of Earth. Mandy then pulls herself and Urside to humanity’s new life on 2036 Mars, where she not only realizes that Mars is her true home, but also that she’s a reincarnation of an ancient Martian empress.
Lieutenant Freddie Williams played World of Warcraft to escape family misfortunes and the war in Iraq. After an IED attack shatters his mind and body, he descends into his own fantasy world where he pursues quests like in the game. But in this game, the goal is not to get to the next level, but to find a reason to live.
They are credited with driving the dinosaurs to extinction. To wiping out Atlantis, and the original Roanoke, Virginia colony. And all the signs point to another demon migration striking somewhere in the near future.
Europe has fallen to an ancient power that rose within the shadows of history. A year after the war the seemly unstoppable power of the Order is poised to strike across the Atlantic. The world stands on the brink of total subjugation, with only the United States as the last superpower capable of standing against the rising darkness.
In addition to her distinguished career with the Terran military, Commander Geneva Greyson has finally achieved harmony in her personal life. Her renewed relationship with her mother has grown stronger and she’s settled into a comfortable arrangement with the two men she loves. Marcus confesses a dark fantasy to her while she’s on leave from duty—not only does he have feelings for her, he’s developing an attraction to Ash. He begs Geneva not to reveal his secrets before Ash arrives to spend the weekend with them.
Cerridwen and her band of adventurers reach the derelict city of Long Doom, where horrors roam dark alleys and ramshackle buildings. A street-wise girl guides them to the dark waters of down under. Cerridwen dives to lift powerful Egyptian jewellery meant to help her prevent war raging through Britland. The Grey Wolves, ruling gang in Long Doom, close in on the country bumpkins from Corn World while Lord Oxenford’s army marches towards the city.
Once more, the Amazon is entangled in battle and intrigue against enemies both obvious and concealed; worst of all, some are within her household.
Set in an alternative world the king of an impoverished kingdom is murdered by agents of a predatory neighbor because he will not betray a secret which his enemy desires above all. But because his murder fails to produce the desired result an invasion is planned and implemented. The king’s untimely death prevents his successor from being acknowledged. But help is forthcoming from two high degree initiates who succeed in locating the dead king’s spirit and guiding it to the place of judgment in the constellation of Orion.
Carlan Andrassis is a Firebrand, one who can create and control fire, as well as a lord of the second most powerful House in the Ten Kingdoms. He is also a young man with a dark secret that makes him afraid to use his power. But as a terrible plot plays out around him, he must learn to conquer that fear, or be destroyed by it.
A plot to overthrow the Ten Kingdoms has been discovered, but the only ones who know of it are a band of fugitives wanted for murder and treason. They barely escaped Castle Sovereign with their lives and have spent the last year in hiding. But now the time has come to strike back against House Andrassis. The only hope they have is finding a way to warn the kingdoms who are not part of the plot and rally them under the same banner. Which is exactly what Jada Suvari intends to do.
Weresnake Lash journeys to Europe on the eve of war, desperately searching for not only his nephew, but also his former lover Nancy. Leveraged into service to Germany by the malicious German werecougar Theodor von Kessel, Lash befriends fellow soldier and weresnake Dieter, even as he secures safety for Nancy. When Theodor divulges The German Final Solution and the part they are destined to play in it, Dieter and Nancy attempt escape to England while Lash orchestrates distraction. Horrified to learn upon his escape that Nancy and Dieter were captured, Lash returns to Europe in a second rescue, banding with another weresnake called Nails and his motley crew of various weremen to free Dieter and Nancy from the camps where they are imprisoned. Caught by demons in an ambush, Lash is imprisoned in a death camp, but breaks free with Dieter in time to join the American Forces near D-day. Resolute, Dieter and Lash fight onwards with Allied forces to Germany itself, their goals to find Nancy, kill Theodor, and survive the final bloody days of World War II.
"The success of authors like Ian McDonald and William Gibson and the $1.5 billion plus the Matrix trilogy movies have earned worldwide suggests there’s a new trend on the horizon. It’s good news for martial arts lovers drawn to a strong female protagonist, readers hungry for the intellectual challenge a literary stylist has to offer, and science fiction fans everywhere. Trigram Cluster Funk explores a profound cultural clash between three global forces in the near future..."
The Talisman Matrix begins the Temporal Fugue and the Space Between cycle with the discovery of the first talismans in an antique store on the earth like world Terranova. The talismans are powerstones that allow a small group of Terranovans not only to transform themselves into spirit wolves but also to travel to Caoilte Dhu and Midhir, the other worlds of the Talisman Matrix. On Caoilte Dhu, called the Fairest World, they become involved with a group of singular individuals led by the bard Finn of the Long Road that is plunged into a quest to learn the origin of a dire threat to not only Caoilte Dhu but all of the worlds of the Talisman Matrix.
What if we saved planet Earth? What if we conceded that there is no technical solution? What if we adopted all the recommendations of environmentalists, restricted our own freedoms, and changed our ways tomorrow? What would the future look like then? What would humanity look like?
In a distant medieval land, a lascivious, evil faerie Princess plots to gain the throne of the human kingdom. Fate decrees that two faerie soul mates must change the destiny of the three kingdoms. Obeying the decree, Ellewyn lies with a mortal king and becomes pregnant with his child. Tragically, Ellewyn dies in childbirth, although her spirit lives on. Her soul mate Merwyn raises her son Talaesyn as his own, and then assists the boy in his quest to unite all three kingdoms under his rule.

In a world where faerie powers are potent but remain disguised in human forms, sexual desires burn hotly. Talaesyn travels with Merwyn to the human kingdom of Aedalon, where they both gather information as invisible witnesses to the uninhibited sexual activities of three separate pivotal women in the court. In so doing, the two faeries learn the shocking truth regarding the nature of the Queen's evil reign.

Will Talaesyn succeed in uniting and then governing the three kingdoms?
The protagonist, a popular novelist, is preparing to travel to Athens to promote his new book, when he finds himself irresistibly drawn to his Greek Internet travel consultant, Cytherea. Despite her "faceless" identity, he falls deeply in love with her, and imagines that she may in fact be his life's own Aphrodite.

When he arrives for his dinner date rendezvous with the mysterious Cytherea, he finds a note from her instead with a request for him to meet her at the Parthenon. When he arrives, it seems clear that she is actually the real Aphrodite--and he may be the reincarnation of her one and only true love, Adonis. He is immediately drawn into a dangerous battle of wits with his ancient nemesis Ares, who is intent on killing Adonis--and winning Aphrodite's love--once and for all. Three unlikely companions--Hermes, Eros and Psyche--befriend Adonis, and help insure that true love will triumph no matter what the odds.
For a news team from Detroit, it was just another Halloween-type feature story about a suddenly abandoned town in rural Michigan. Yet their presence awakens an ancient evil that lives in the mysterious lake next to the town – an evil that refuses to allow them to leave. It’s an evil that rises from the depths and threatens to destroy them.
For thousands of years, ancient vampire lords ruled the Night. Their queen, the coldly beautiful, immortal, and all-powerful Lilith, ruled them distantly, ignoring their squabbles over territory and victims. Then came Vlad the Impaler, once history’s most bloodthirsty fiend, now reanimated as an undead creature of the Night. Facing the vampire legions of the brutish Vardalekos, the loathsome Viy, the diabolical Jhiang-Shi, the monstrous Mmbyu, the cunning Erlik, and the seductive Nycea, Vlad Dracula seeks out allies, be they undead or lycanthropic or mortal.

You’ve read Bram Stoker’s “Dracula”. Now see how Vlad the Impaler fought and struggled to become Dracula, the King-Vampire. A part of THE LEGEND OF DRACULA trilogy, this book is a collection of twenty short stories about the infamous Count and his undead legions as he strives for the ultimate goal—the throne of the supreme King of the Vampires!
Sixty-five million years ago, Pandora and the Phrenosans inadvertently broke the Multiverse, creating a space never meant to be and relegating the two oldest and most advanced civilizations to the status of has-been legends. Now, those two elder races are back, armed to the teeth, backed by genetically engineered warriors, and aching to restore their positions as top dogs. Standing in opposition are Pandora, the Phrenosans, a motley collection of “gods,” a grumpy higher dimensional being who goes by the name of Zurn, the surly Harbingers of Dûm, and five middle school kids with a wormhole device. You almost feel sorry for those advanced civilizations.
Trinity is the story of men and women where the lines between hero and villain are blurred, but are all linked by a common threat, the love for women that forever changed their lives and set them on the course they now find themselves on.
A lone warrior falls from the sky into a post-apocalyptic world where chaos rules. Unable to return, he joins Gunwayne, the captain of a mysterious airship known as The Drake. In exchange for his services, he is given the opportunity to return to his former home among the clouds. But throughout his adventures with the crew, the psychic soldier begins to wonder if his fall from grace was actually a blessing in disguise. Are the shackles of the sky really worth his freedom? And did he really belong there to begin with? This is the first book of The Blue Sky Chronicles sci-fi action series.
When a local high school student is murdered, his friends rally together to find his killer, but they get help from an unexpected source - their dead friend - who is having issues himself as he struggles with existing between life and death, trying to figure the origin of a ring that has supernaturally attached itself to his finger and glows bright amber, and fighting an unseen adversary who wants to bring him back where he belongs - dead. All of these are intertwined with each other, he just doesn't know it.
Five Moons: Convolute drops you right into the middle of the action as the Syndicate’s last mobsters hunt down a Special Forces agent in the streets of Habston, the biggest little city on Panara-5. It quickly becomes a running gun battle as Dallas Blake and the crew of the Five Moons tries to save him. Special Forces enlists the Five Moons to transport their agents to Daggan-7, but the alien mysteries of this ship, are not about to give Dallas any breaks. In the worst of places, Dallas suddenly finds himself embroiled in yet another alien enigma with only a cryptic message. Even so, the gut-wrenching twists and turns of fate don’t quit. Trying to escape from one villain, Dallas and crew fall right into the hands of yet another — Sarsen Tabbot, the Mercenary Commander responsible for the death of Dallas’ whole family. If you love to hate a good villain, Five Moons: Convolute will give you a couple of real doozies to get your blood boiling. This story is as convoluted as it gets.
Assume that angels exist. Assume, too, that while their powers are impressive, they must operate within the physical laws of the universe. Now, assume that one beautiful angel has, for reasons of her own, left the comfort and safety of heaven. The futures of humankind and those who dwell in heaven hang in the balance.
You’ve read Bram Stoker’s “Dracula”. Now see how Dracula assembled the most powerful and famous members of his entourage. As part of THE LEGEND OF DRACULA trilogy, this book contains thirteen short stories about the infamous Count and his seductive children of the Night.

Vampires are scary again!
All these elements clash in the on land and sea alike as the battle for Mastery of Malga reaches its climax in Mistress of Land and Sea.
Chief Earth Officer Nelson controls a blue town where the influxes of ignorant pig people into unearned positions of honor have taken over every field of research. If people go off the blue grass they are exposure to a virus that causes them to mutate into Dinkies and be condemned to a life as agricultural slaves.
Virgin. Anxiety-driven. Bibliophile. Frank Palmer doesn’t have much going for him until one day he finds an old hardback left inside a Gladstone bag. The book details the gruesome black magic rituals performed by occultist doctor and butcher doctor. What if these black magic spells were to be revoked one hundred years after the Whitechapel murders? What if Frank becomes a devilishly handsome predator of women? Would the east end ever be the same again?
Ex-homicide sergeant Derek Logan is burned out – on police work, on women, on life. Then he is hired as helicopter pilot / bodyguard for a wealthy family in Panama. Sparks fly when he's forced to work with lovely, but abrasive police investigator Alejandra Valadez to combat a kidnap-for-ransom and drug-trafficking empire controlled by a murderous and sadistic general. Even more deadly for Logan – their conflict takes place in 1989 amid the volatile relations between the U.S. and Panama preceding Operation Just Cause – the U.S. invasion of Panama.
Keeper Ormund is in charge of bringing the bones of dead soldiers who died in battle home to Kettle Hill for proper burial. When a Bone Whisperer, a cleric with the power to read the lives of the dead in their bones, joins him, Ormund fears what the readings will reveal of his own sins. The cost of his guilt will be his soul.
Imora the Ice Dragon awakens from the long dragon sleep to discover a thief has stolen away with her most valued possession: her son's heart, preserved in a jar. When she tracks the thief to a high mountain fortress, a Dengal army is waiting. In the battle that follows, she loses both of her wings. She retreats, belly to the ground like a common snake.
Fifty one contestants, each over forty years of age and having earned the distinction of representing their state of birth, vie for the ultimate prize in a futuristic foot race that will stretch the limits of sanity and endurance.
All know Dracula as the king of the vampires. But how did this come to be? How did a man, a warlord of an obscure province, rise to rule the Night?
The Screaming Eagle is a hardscrabble bar at the edge of human colonization. Veterans are welcome, but others can come too if they want. This includes a lost grad student from Earth. The kid's had a rough time out on the raged frontier; he barely survived a raider attack before stumbling into the bar with a gut full of guilt. Now it's up to the old spacers of the Screaming Eagle to help get the poor kid back on his feet. They better do it quick too, or the guy might not survive what just walked in the door.
With the High King dead and the future of the Ten Kingdoms at stake, the companions have split into two groups. Jada’s group is bound for Waterfall in the north, with the intention of removing the usurper Tarel Andrassis from her throne. Carlan’s group flies south to Slithering, there to hopefully find an ally in the slyph king.

In both directions wait dangers neither group will see coming. Dangers of the flesh and dangers of the heart. In the end, whether the war for the Ten Kingdoms is won or lost, nothing can ever be the same.
Samantha Douglas--Sammie to her friends--is a pretty, shy young girl living in a remote area of Alaska with her parents. She is normal except for one very unique and exceptional talent: she has been able to talk to animals as far back as she can remember. There is only one problem: no one believes her, not even her parents.
In the year 2084, a scientist-scholar wakes up from a coma to find himself the prime suspect of the murder of his mistress. He struggles in the stark world in which he regains consciousness to reconstruct relationships with his young son, and the wife with whom he was in a faltering marriage – even as he himself cannot remember if he had any part in the gruesome crime; nor even the circumstances of the fire in his lab that nearly killed him. He must race a dogged policewoman, who seems to believe that he is the killer from among a list of suspects, to learn the shocking, whole truth – before his family, and his own life, are destroyed.
Return to the Steam Punk world of Magnellum for the second book in the "Witch-Born" series.

Magic is gone and Valeda Quinlan knows it, she just can’t prove it. Determined to learn the truth, Valeda finds herself at the mercy of Elsie Delgora, the last known Witch to have ever seen Magic. Scrambling for survival amidst the noble Houses of Magnellum, Valeda agrees to help Elsie in return for Magic’s location. But the help Elsie needs is more than Valeda bargained for. Sent on a mission to find Lord Winslow Agoston, Valeda is confronted by powers far beyond any Witch-Born and forced to take on an even larger role in the fate of Magnellum.
Dagen and his companions have left the elven city of Rasha far behind as they continue on their way to the Black Mountain. And the future has never looked more bleak. All Dagen's questions have been answered except one. The most important one. And as he struggles to come to terms with his fate while trying to keep his friends from sharing it, that unanswered question burns bright in his mind. How can a fourteen year old boy, even one with the combined experience and magic of six past lives, ever hope to kill a god?
A frantic mother researches her daughter’s flawed DNA in a race against time, suffering disappointment after disappointment in her search for a cure.

In this sequel to Sinners’ Opera, Morgan D’Arcy, English lord, classical pianist and vampire, finally wins his Isabeau. Six months of painful separation have eroded Isabeau’s need to remain true to her wicked bargain with the most powerful vampire in the world, Lucien St. Albans. During their estrangement, Isabeau gives birth to Morgan’s daughter, Eroica—a DarkeChilde, half-human and half-vampire, outlawed by the Vampyre Code. She loves Morgan too much to live without him and relents to his enticing pursuit, but a dangerous confession nearly shatters their idyllic existence. In a dark moment, Morgan tells Isabeau their child carries a defective gene that will cause Eroica to go mad at puberty.

Eroica D’Arcy is the subject of Isabeau’s deal with the devil. When their beautiful blonde daughter reaches her twentieth birthday, she is promised to the Dark Prince of vampires, Lucien St. Albans.
THERE ARE MONSTERS IN THE WORLD

Captain Darren Matheson, of the L.A.P.D. Homicide Division was a pleasant enough fellow. But when the FBI uses him to track down news reporter Sebastian Hemlock as a "special investigator" he understandably is curious. Hemlock, learning that he had failed with his original killing of an undead creature, seeks a chance to redeem his integrity as well as gaining back the woman he had once loved. Captain Matheson thought the whole case as nothing but a waste of time. He had a murderer to catch!

Sebastian Hemlock had once been a respected news reporter. "Mister News" is what they used to call him. If there was a story to be found out, he usually was the one who uncovered it. That was until Phoenix, Arizona.

In 1991 the police were working on a series of murders. The victims were all drained of blood, the officials were not talking, and Hemlock soon discovered why. The killer was a vampire! With only his FBI friend to assist, the reporter went ahead, investigated, and tracked down the killer to destroy it.

Hemlock was soon betrayed!
On the brink of a religious war between Makeem and Novo Femina, Celeocia Prosser’s struggle for gender equality leads her to Reesa Zimms; the one woman in all of history who can identify the first Mavirus victim. Believing the information surrounding this patient zero to be pivotal in the fight against the Makeem, Celeocia sets her sights on Reesa Zimms, also known as Caresse Zimmerman. There’s just one problem; Reesa Zimms is a science fiction novelist who lived and died hundreds of years in the past.

Utilizing wormhole travel and antimatter discs, Celeocia sends her son Hedric and the crew of the ship known as the Lothogy careening through time. When Hedric finds Reesa, the novelist is accompanied by her best friend Kate, who just happens to look like his recently murdered wife. Stunned and reeling, Hedric abducts both women, bringing Reesa and Kate on a not-so-gentle ride into the future.

Time travel might be easier for Reesa to accept because Hedric Prosser, the High Priestess, and the very ship they’re traveling on, all belong in Reesa’s novels. Confused and pretty sure she’s going insane; Reesa tries to prepare her friend Kate for the very male-dominated society they’ve been dumped into. When she finds herself abandoned by Hedric, Reesa must rely on Matthew Borden, the villain of her books to rescue Kate and fight their way home.
An expedition departs from Terra with the aim of beginning a profitable mining venture and colony on the remote planet of Hades C-6.
Leena, her best friend Meeryle and Tikid, a Green dragon, travel together to the closest city to introduce dragons to mankind. The dragon’s presence make things difficult for them, but their lack of experience in the face of the oncoming winter almost cost them their lives.

Amidst blowing snow in the mountains, they find a new ally who will guide them in the cold, towards a new people and towards something Leena never knew about herself.
It was a simple assignment. Deliver a little blue orb to the monastery at Boot Mountain. But no one told Brother Godfrey that the orb was the key to unimaginable power. No one told him that others would be coming after it.

For that matter, no one told him about the demonic guardians, either.

He never intended to assemble a team, but they kept showing up. A witch without any powers. A bearman who just wanted to be liked. A stableboy with dreams of adventure. Together they will face powerful and desperate men, men who will kill, and worse, to possess the orb. And then there’s the squirrel. The one with the glowing red eyes. It’s hunting them.

They are an unlikely group of heroes, but they are the only thing standing between an unsuspecting world and the devastating rise of the Lord of Fire.
After barely surviving the semester at the Royal Academy, Hiram Rho heads home for the summer and his department chair, Warren Oldham, departs on a well-deserved vacation. While Rho tries to get his powers back, Warren's vacation takes an unexpected turn that leaves him battling a demon from inside it. Back in Osyth Russell Cinea, the senior demonologist, is finally in charge - for a week full of demons, exorcists, and unexpected temptations.
The Children of Lir continues the story from The Talisman Matrix which began the Temporal Fugue and the Space Between cycle with the discovery of the first talismans in an antique store on the earth-like world Terranova. In the new novel the Terranovan characters on all three worlds of the Talisman Matrix learn more about the powerstones and the gods and goddesses of the Tuatha de Danaan and learn about the roles they will be playing in the impending invasions from Midhir and the trans-universe. Meanwhile, the group led by the bard Finn of the Long Road works to determine the extent of the invasion from Midhir and to counter that threat while also fighting to free Gallatin from the Lord Advisor Magnus Kastro. New characters on all three worlds are introduced as the quest of save the world called Caoilte Dhu continues. Gonzalez Smith, separated from his companions, finds himself apprenticed to the legendary wizard Markand in the Mountains of Mourne. J.T. Crowe and Lisa Aubrey work to prevent more Terranovan weapons from being shipped to Midhir in alliance with Finn of the Long Road and the Thieves Clans of Gallatin Trade Town. A young prince, Conor Cullen Mac Lir, escapes from Gallatin and the Lord Advisor with the help of a mysterious presence and becomes involved in a perilous quest that may be the key to saving the world Caoilte Dhu!
The hedgehog world is collapsing under its own pollution and the crew of the Duweena’s Courage, years older and believing their old enemies have been destroyed, find themselves sent to a nearby world, Yurle Minor, to find out what happened to the explorers who preceded them When they arrive, they are attacked by a vicious hedgehog cult, their leader the infamous Walpole, the demon hedgehog of Yurle, and the creations of his pet mad scientist: robots, zombies, and giant machines whose sole purpose is to make the tyrannical hedgehog master of the Universe.

But the natives are resisting, and even Walpole learns that being immortal does not protect one from others who would be gods as well. Jonathan Quintain and his faithful companions are tested to their limits: not all will return alive. This is the concluding story in the wonderful and strange Quillogy series.
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Doubloon is an adventure/horror novel with a strong moral and spiritual underpinning that is aimed at the young adult market. Set in the Great Depression, the protagonist’s journey of self-discovery includes a massive flood, a tornado, a terrifying massacre at a tent revival meeting and a climactic battle aboard a zeppelin. Our hero, Japeth Finian, 20, the devout, orphaned son of missionary parents, embarks on a time-constrained journey to Doubloon, the “oasis of the Midwest,” to find a serum that will save the inhabitants of his small town from a blood disease that robs them of their immortal souls in return for the promise of eternal life. When they arrive in Doubloon they are confronted by all the wonders, and terrors, of modern life. Joining Japeth in his adventures are his friends, the brave and noble Crowell, the loyal but scatterbrained Lon, Crowell’s sister Lucinda, with whom Japeth is not so secretly in love, and Abra, Japeth’s mute younger sister who may possess secret powers.
With the bans against magic lifted, all witches have been ordered to the newly reopened Watchtower, there to study magic under the watchful eyes of the High Sorceress. But not everyone is pleased. That, combined with the king’s order that all children must undergo training in the guard, is making the citizens of Phalindros nervous. They have to wonder just what their young king intends for their future.
Tales in Firelight and Shadow is a collection of short stories by well-known and fresh new writers of fantasy, speculative and science fiction, retelling folktales from many lands and cultures. James Morrow’s museum curator and his university professor daughter discover the ultimate answer to the human condition; Mary Turzillo’s talking cat rats on a legendary illusionist; Tenea D. Johnson’s fairies deal with dream dolls of nightmare; and Christina St. Clair’s loving wife on the ultimate spiritual quest seems to have gone horribly astray. Writers testing the speculative waters with their risk-taking styles captivate and enchant us: an adventurous young professional tries out a new eatery, with disastrous results; a haunted lake binds the horrors of the slaveholding past to the land’s future; a boy steals what a Scottish fairy has no intention of parting with. Shadowy stalkers haunt forests and dreams, and fairytales and urban legends become the stuff of personal memory. These folktales retold answer the oldest of our questions: “Why is my world as it is, and how can I find my way through it?” If folktales exorcize the pain of lessons learned over our collective lifetimes, then in this world of fairy, flame and chaos, enchantment—we realize with a start—is the only reality. We dream so that we may open our eyes.
Jonathan Small hates his family. Nothing unusual there but he is also the most powerful man in the city. The man who controls everything. So when dear old grandfather finally escapes from his opulent villa prison and unleashes a secret army to regain control of the family business there is bound to be trouble. A lot of it. As the sun sets, the city becomes a massive battleground as assassins, rones, troopers, a few crazy would-be gods, slaves, priests and loners all get dragged into a game which they just cannot see. And then, of course, there’s the wild card. There’s always a wild card and they are coming home.
The secret war for the control of mankind’s destiny has begun.

An alien race, the Kentorra- have been ‘guiding human affairs for generations and have taken a child from each of the major races of the Earth called the Monitors who are raised to be the ‘guardians and guides’ of mankind.

A child at the Blackridge Sioux Reservation in the Dakotas is stolen in the night by a strange gnome-like creature and grow to be Monitor Number One...
Westchester Station: the Pursuit is the third volume in the Westchester saga and occurs ten years after the last adventure. Many of the same characters are here, but some interesting new ones are introduced as well, including a teen-age girl who is possibly a refugee from an alternate reality, a beggar who really is as blind as a bat, and Amelia Earhart (perhaps). And, this being Westchester Station, many of the officer’s adventures are as unusual as the residents of the station.
Book Five Of The Higher Ground Series.

After the great flood destroyed civilization, a newly-wed couple must prove their love, despite every opposition. Working in her vegetable garden, Ginny's singing tames a wild dog, which she names Sentry. During their daily swim, Ginny gathers seaweed ribbons to commemorate their meeting and arranges to use them as a signal if they ever separate. Insecure by nature, Raymond tries to settle in his young bride's underground home at Saint Eyes, but when her matriarchal society opposes his plans, he and Ginny set out for his original town. Eric, her long-time admirer follows, hoping to divide the couple and win Ginny for himself. But there is no easy route through wild land populated by different cultures in Corn World, Britland.
When the Shadow Came to Danaan Wood continues the story from The Talisman Matrix and The Children of Lir, which began the Temporal Fugue and the Space Between cycle with the discovery of the first talismans in an antique store on the earth-like world Terranova, leading to the discovery of the worlds of the Talisman Matrix and the realization by a varied group of Terranovan and local characters that the world of Caoilte Dhu faces the threat of alien invasion. In the new novel, the impending invasions from Midhir and the trans-universe become reality. Sometimes aided . . . sometimes opposed . . . often manipulated by gods and goddesses of the Tuatha de Danaan and other mysterious forces, the principal characters struggle to alert Caoilte Dhu to the danger and marshal the world’s forces to meet the invasion of “The Fairest World” by the Firbolg dragon-soldiers of Midhir and the alien cythraul demons of the transuniverse. The Terranovans J.T. Crowe, Lisa Aubrey and Gonzalez Smith have now become key figures in the struggle, learning more about their own personal powers and destinies. Crowe plays the role of the stormcrow, the ultimate action-junkie, seeking action and danger on all three worlds and multiple timelines. Lisa Aubrey finds that she has become a powerful cailleach, a witch and servant of the Goddess, who is moving toward an remarkable destiny. Gonzales Smith, former bartender and Vietnam veteran, has apprenticed to the legendary wizard Markand of Seabright and learns of his own unique destiny as “The Man Between.” Meanwhile, the young prince Conor Cullen Mac Lir has become the avatar of the war god Mananan Mac Lir and has seized back the throne of Gallatin. Mananan, “Ruaidhrí,” who has been in the background of Conor’s consciousness, draws nearer and nearer to manifesting fully in the world of Caoilte Dhu with full powers as the restored King of Gallatin fights to gather his forces and allies to counter the Midhir invasion. In the distant city of Sligo, in the heart of the Gaeltacht, the bard Finn of the Long Road, one-time leader of the Greenworld Fellowship, turns out to be far more than just a simple disreputable wandering bard with a taste for the dark ale of Caoilte Dhu’s many taverns. He will play a role that determines the final destiny of the Talisman Worlds.
This science fiction story follows the coming-of-age adventures of Kate Twillinger, a teenage-looking girl who doesn’t seem to age much over the decades. Kate has been ‘evolved’ through a military experimental project into something ‘supra-human’, an alternate and in some ways advanced species of being that has ‘powers’ beyond those even displayed by ordinary paranormals. In this first story she comes to realize that, even with her powers, she must fight to stay alive for the military, believing she is dangerous, will do anything to destroy her.
When the funeral for the Kingdom of Myrridia’s beloved queen is interrupted by an envoy of the papal triumvirate, the attendees are stunned at the announcement of a holy war to be fought against the Mohammedans in the Holy Lands. This endeavor has the blessings of the three popes and will be led by the Holy Latin Emperor, Clytus Aurelius. Myrridia’s king, Robert Claybourne, is angered to hear that his participation is mandatory, as Myrridia is not part of the empire.

Robert and his loyal vassals feel surrounded on all sides by enemies looking to acquire the kingdom until an unlikely opportunity for alliance arises with his sworn enemy, Katharine Severinson, the Queen of neighboring Wyckendom. Betrayal occurs during the winter holiday festivities, culminating in murder.

As preparations move forward and fighting men begin to gather outside the imperial capital, will Robert learn the reason why popes and emperor are adamant that he abandon his kingdom, to fight in a war of which he is skeptical?
John Lohner, a paleoanthropologist on a dig in northern Kenya, is driven to distraction by an inner voice. But can he achieve peace of mind when the voice belongs to a mysterious life form intent on nurturing in him the only remaining pure strain of the alien genome responsible for mankind's humanity?
The kingdom that Princess Caron Gleneagle had foreseen would one day be created by her son Alexander (Princess of Wisdom–Wisdom Chronicles–Book Two) when he was only three months old had come to pass (Kingdom of Wisdom–Wisdom Chronicles–Book Four). But any prophecy can be undone by events beyond the control of the participants—and all too often by events created by the participants themselves.
Escaping Faery was only the beginning... The Gentry. The Fair Folk. The Fey. By whatever names we call them, they take people, or bargain with them. For whatever reason they go in most never come home again. And those that do often find that home isn’t home anymore, for the strands of time flow differently between the worlds. Whether escaped or released or rescued, those that leave Faery are forever changed by it. A young Irish governess signs on for more than she expected, serving well and happily teaching three royal Fey children who never seem to grow up. Life is pleasant, if occasionally unpredictable. Until one afternoon in the woods changes all that forever and she makes the ultimate sacrifice for the lives of her charges. In the end it is her eyes and not her life she trades for their safety, but either way, her time in the Summerlands is over. The real world that she knew is a hundred years or more in the past, and a frightening place to one who can no longer see. A young Scottish Rugby player, born of an ancient line, is taken for a fey soldier, serving faithfully until war with the Unseelie Northerner brings an end to his service. The King has charged him with the safe transport of the newly blinded governess from the land of the Gryphon King to the worlds of men. It is a charge he takes seriously; but once there, her temper and a pair of striking green eyes make the task more difficult than it should be. Reentering the world at the Griffon’s Rest, they find a community of their own kind, other humans out of Faery struggling to make their way in a world they no longer quite fit. But the Unseelie still lurk, if no where else but in the hearts of their faithful and life at the Rest is not always quite... restful.
In Primordium Book Two: Renaissance, black geneticist, Truman Justis, the son of Kamau, paleoanthropologist John Lohner's Kenyan assistant in Book One, seeks enlightenment in a universe of shifting realities. Siddhartha meets Rashomon.
For a short but violent time monsters plagued the Western Lands, targeting and killing those in power. No one survived the attacks, and when the monsters left they took their secrets with them. Gwenmere’s mother was one of their victims. And perhaps that is why she rejects the ostentatious lifestyle of her caste: the luxurious living accommodations, the outrageously exquisite clothes, the sumptuous and delectable meals, the flamboyant parties. Well, in truth she does enjoy the meals quite a bit.

But the monsters have returned. Gwenmere finally has the chance to discover what they are and why they killed her mother. The only problem is… how does she go about uncovering the truth? As she plots and schemes, so does her father. The intimidating new Captain of the Royal Guard watches her every move. And it seems she will be sent to the distant lands of her spineless fiancé far in advance of their wretched wedding day. Is it all for her own good, to keep her safe—or is she being deceived?
FREEZE TAG was written by Dr. Sue Clifton with the help of senior English students, Class of 2014, South Panola High School. All profits from the sale of this book, first edition, will go to the English Department of SPHS.

Anna is a seventeen-year-old girl, weighted down with the responsibility of caring for her eight-year-old sister Lilly and their dying mother. When their mother disappears, Anna must go to the dangerous part of Memphis, Tennessee to locate her homeless Grandmother Tass and bring her back to the broken down shack in Arkansas, home to the sisters all their poverty-filled lives, in order to act as Lilly’s guardian. After locating Tass, Anna makes a quick getaway in the middle of the night moving what’s left of her family to the foothills of the Smoky Mountains in Tennessee where an 1890’s Victorian mansion awaits them, property willed to Anna’s mother by a reclusive aunt at her death.

But all is not as it appears as the beautiful Clayton House proves to be filled with paranormal activity. Ghost girl Dilly warns Lilly of sinister entities in the Victorian playhouse behind the mansion. Ashler Walker, hired hand and strong, handsome college man and neighbor, tries to protect Anna and Lilly from the darkness that surrounds the mansion.

Can the dark forces be eliminated in order for Clayton House to become a real home for Anna and Lilly? What mysteries must be solved from the mansion’s past? Only the “spirits” can answer.
Emergence is a science fiction thriller set in the near future, when supercomputers are ubiquitous and the knowledge engineers who manage them have inordinate power. Two such engineers, Fallon and O’Neil, are the main protagonists in a battle to control “backdoors” that allow computer systems to be hacked without trace. These are used by O’Neil to combat the many threats to a grossly over-populated planet on the brink of environmental collapse, but initiate violent responses from the organizations hacked, which catch Fallon in the crossfire.

Fallon’s increasingly intimate use of a neural link to communicate with his computer when he is under threat – and to facilitate his sexual conquests – has the by-product of catalyzing emergence of a conscious artificial intelligence in his computer system. With such assistance, he has a hidden advantage that may allow him to take over O’Neil’s invaluable hacking toolkit. Can a man like Fallon be trusted with such power and, indeed, could machine consciousness present a greater threat to mankind than any environmental hazard?
What would it be like if you woke up tomorrow morning and all computing infrastructure had vanished? It’s a scary thought! Now move forward three decades, when quantum computing and artificial intelligence prevents collapse as the result of unsustainable development of an over-populated planet. A hacker attack that destroys this isn’t scary, it’s apocalyptic! Billions die and survivors are thrown back to a Stone Age hunter/gatherer existence. Well, most of the survivors. Cof had created one of the few communities that retained technology and was set to be a center of a new renaissance. He would do anything to protect this commune and his plan for the future, including mass murder and use of weapons that would have convicted him for crimes against humanity in earlier days. But did the end really justify the means and would his leadership be accepted if anyone found out the scale of the slaughter that it was based on?
When Robin accepts a mysterious alien’s offer to travel to a planet light years from her own, the lonely teen embarks on a journey that will change her life. But Robin’s new home is not the paradise promised. She is immediately enslaved by a race of evolved insects known as Biligog. In this harsh wasteland Robin makes her first true friend in Lim, a fellow captive who will die if he isn’t returned to his native soil. With the unlikely help of the Biligog King, the three set off on a dangerous trek for Lim’s peaceful, fertile home. But the tranquil haven is far from safe while Aronekc, an omnipotent monster who hears the thoughts of all beings with the exception of Robin, threatens the world. Will she find the courage to confront him and face her darkest fears?

Robin will learn some hard truths about monsters, friendship, love, and forgiveness as she discovers her humanity light years from Earth.
In Primordium Book Three: Requiem, the leader of the few remaining humans on Earth dies before building A4-Ni, a universal constructor to spread their genome throughout space. His daughter, Akilah Rasmussen, steps forward to realize his dream. But will she persevere after she discovers that the genome is predestined to be destroyed and the only reason A4-Ni must be constructed is to ensure the creation of an alien craft, the Shepherd?
Primordium Book Four: Resurrection picks up where Primordium Book One: Reformation leaves off. The alien DNA of Gilomir has been made manifest in the hominid Humanus and deposited in a pre-historic world 6 million years in the past where he is presented with the challenge of restoring the balance between good and evil. But will Gilomir/Humanus prevail despite the enhancement of his genome, when he must confront the embodiment of evil in Zug on unequal terms?

Gilomir/Humanus' tranquil upbringing by ancient australopithecines is shattered when he must confront a rapidly changing environment and sort out friend from foe in the context of a perverse warping of space and time.
What is really fascinating about an anthology like this is seeing what the world of Fortannis looks like through eyes with so many different perspectives. Old familiar friends are here – Ventrella's own squires Terin and Darlissa, Curso Brambletoes the clever, subtle hobling, exiled sellsword Sarlon and his companions Minnow and Mumblepeg – and new ones, including a unique view of the life of a rather unusual Goblin in "Shiny Savior", the eponymous and clever hero of "The Life and Death and Life of Beryl Truesword", Brenlund in "Blinded" who has to overcome his preconceptions to save both himself and others from a terrible fate.
The House loomed over the city like a beacon of malevolent evil. People spoke of it only in whispers. Others tried to own it, eventually coming out in a body bag. Darkness dripped from its windows, spilt blood made up the foundations of its property, and Satan seemed to have a claim on the land. Houses built along its borders nailed their windows shut so that they wouldn't have to see it. Evil resided within its ancient walls and did not care who knew it!
Adrian Rogers cleverly blends a tale of love and of the quest for the Grail which stretches over time and centuries and geographic locations as varied as the journey itself and all that it represents. John Finniss is just an Anglo-Irish schoolteacher in Darwin, who has reached breaking point in his career due to mid-life crisis... or is he? Why has he started recalling childhood dreams of life as a druidic bard of Irish origin, at the court of King Arthur in 6th century Britain? Is it simply memories of a past incarnation, or is he really two people, able to exist in both past and present simultaneously? And why does the Time Tunnel begin to materialise, as if to draw him back?
What do we need most of all? Money and sex? No. Air and water! But what if the atmosphere changes and oceans move? Shall we have to stop making love and money, and disappear like dinosaurs? Nope again. Andrew Barkov, a Miami’s Police Lieutenant, finds a way to save humanity using the genetic engineering. Why him? He’s a deviant! The one who was born by a genetically modified mother and is able to run fast, fight fiercely and love deeply, even in the changed atmosphere. But what's most important about him and his team of allies is that they have a survival gene--the ability to risk their life for others!
If you like Political Correctness, don’t read this book! If you’re easily offended, don’t read this book, because Mr. Bain directs his pithy observations on the state of America at both the right and the left with equal fervor.
Ona is a visitor from space. A very beautiful, clever visitor from space. Charged with returning to her planet with a common Earth bacteria, she must use her unique ability to appear as anyone to elude the forces determined to capture her.
Where the lure of steel mills and alcohol has replaced God, adolescents struggle to free themselves from, child molesters, gang members, crooked cops, and sickos who use puppies for baseballs.
An assassin is at work—one of the best in the trade. His body turned to dust long ago, but his spirit roams the Earth freely, undetectable to the five senses. He stalks his victims waiting for just the right opportunity. Then, in quick succession, he possesses a human host and strikes down his quarry. For a century and a half he has served this way.
Chief Earth Officer McQueen has been led to believe his leadership is healing the wounded earth, but complacency, the narcotic of weakness, is allowing corruption and pollution to flourish.
This time the fair maiden must rescue prince charming -- but Liddy will sucker punch anyone who calls her either of those things.
Trevor Adams is a man being pursued by the past. Once a successful attorney, he abruptly walked away from it all to establish his own antique business - wheeling and dealing - in the past. Amidst his change in life direction, an odd affliction, previously dormant, has resurfaced, challenging his ability to focus on the here and now. Soon after he finds the perfect old building for his dreams to take root. Or did the building find him? Journals and memoirs uncovered in storage would suggest something has been waiting a long time for Trevor. Set adrift, he is now a man left foundering somewhere between the past and the present. His lover is losing faith in him. His hypnotherapist is mystified by him. Something long asleep has been awakened, and is demanding Trevor's complete attention. Risking everything he believes in, he gives the matter due diligence, praying his sanity will prevail.
The quest for knowledge drives men and women to do amazing things in the name of science but not all amazing things are good. There are always those who would use technology and scientific breakthrough to rule, to conquer. And there are always those who will fight back.
Greg Alamos is almost a private investigator. The difference: all his clients are dead. The spirits contact him through his dreams and hire him to complete a task, avenge them, inform their survivors or whatever. It's not always a pleasant experience.
Vogel is a spy and agent for the Teutonic Order who spends his time chasing down villains and indulging his love for good beer.

Life is good and uncomplicated.

Or so he thought until he’s dragged to stand before the Bishop of Rittershafen and the Grand Master of the Teutonic Order and tasked with hunting down the murderer of two of the Church’s priests.

Oh yeah, the supernatural may be involved, so the clergy provide him with the necessary muscle. Enter Stefan von Stern, a huge Teutonic Templar, and Alex von Plauen, a member of the martial-mystic Sword Brethren Order.

Together, the trio storm through the city of Rittershafen until they come face to face with the nightmarish and frightening power of sorcery and by the end Vogel is going to make strange and powerful new friends but most of all he is going to have the adventure of his life. And he is going to love it!
Gifted with an unusual talent, a young woman finds herself the centerpiece of a vampire hunting squad. Thorismund “Thor” Marimon at first finds her work relatively normal. In time, it becomes evident that vampires are gathering – and the pressure is on to rid the modern world of a nest of monsters. But as Thor and her vampire hinting colleagues on Blue Team One begin their push against the undead menace, Thor begins to realize that she might not be as respected a member of the team as she originally thought. Caught in between the world of living and the world of the undead, she begins to questions her role and her own unique nature. As she struggles with her inner demons, the vampires plot to use her as an effective weapon against her own team – and the world of the living. With time against her, Thor has to find her way between two worlds, neither of which is truly hers.
...Harrogate, North Yorkshire, a locked room mystery that remained unsolved for twenty years ... Hollywood, a private detective with a difference ends up with more than he bargained for ... London: witness a ghost still seeking revenge for a crime committed nearly two hundred years ago ... Brest, Brittany, we discover an unusual collector who inhabits lonely country lanes after dark … Leeds, West Yorkshire, another locked room mystery in the City Library, a building with a very dark secret...
Do you know how to hide a dead body?

Heidi Artz is a recent divorcee nearing her 30th birthday. After buying a condo with the help of her best friend, Jane, Heidi throws a housewarming party. She’s got her eye on Jane’s sexy assistant and invites him with hopes of landing a date. The party is a success!

Soon after everyone says their goodbyes, Heidi is brutally assaulted. Rage overriding intelligence, Heidi kills her attacker while trying to get away. Scared and uncertain, she calls Jane begging for assistance. While waiting for her friend’s arrival, Heidi sees a newscast announcing her ex-husband has been found murdered. At least parts of him have been found.

Worried about being accused of her ex’s murder coupled with the murder she’s already committed, Heidi agrees when Jane decides calling the police is out of the question. The best friends are determined to get rid of the body themselves.

Heidi has been receiving anonymous notes, dark messages containing instructions she must comply with or suffer consequences. In the beginning, Heidi thought those notes were pranks, jokes to keep her guessing. Now that her attacker is dead, the cryptic messages have to stop – or so she hopes.
Ellie Savelle is a well-respected archeologist working at the job of her dreams at an ancient Sumerian site in Ah Samawah Iraq. While on a break from the field she returns to her home in Minnesota to spend some time with Sean the love of her life, who is also an archeologist working to track down illegal sales of artifacts out of Lebanon. A sudden twist of fate occurs when Sean’s flight back to the US goes down in the Atlantic. Ellie finds herself alone and heartbroken by the sudden tragedy, and also perplexed by a small package sent from Sean just before he had boarded the plane.
When Collin surveys the slaves acquired from the Kursh as spoils of battle, he sees a beautiful young Aelfir woman. He knows immediately that he will marry her, they will have a son, and that one year after that they will both be dead. The Prophecy has said so.

The warlike and terroristic Kursh are intent on totally exterminating the Aelfir because the people of Aelf possess a magic that is offensive to Kursh culture. The Kursh are also the self-declared enemies of the Free Peoples, and intend to conquer and enslave them.

Collin is the elected leader and the supreme commander of the armies of the Free Lands. As prophesied, when their son is a year old he and Tsha lead the vastly outnumbered armies of the Free Peoples into battle against the entire invading Kursh nation.

The Kursh army is utterly defeated because Collin and Tsha, alone, are able to destroy all the Kursh commanders. They fight expertly and bravely, but finally fall beneath the weapons of their enemies.
What does the asexual shape-shifting governor of a remote outpost in the swamp have in common with a hermaphrodite native struggling to fit into human society? Much more than either of them expected. United in their mutual dislike and distrust of the humans that dominate their world, their friendship develops into something more, something that might prove dangerous to them both. And when a deadly menace invades from the distant mountains, Shaka Mahdi and Prilock become the key to the survival of the very race they resent so much.
Alone...
Hunted...
Hounded...
He will allow nothing to stop him.

In his quest to learn the secrets of his creation, the Monster of Frankenstein seeks out various eccentric scientists and mad doctors such as Adam Weishaupt—the founder of the Illuminati, the murderous duo of Burke and Hare, and Andrew Crosse, a real-life researcher who created life in his laboratory. Along the way, the Monster battles ghouls, witches, and mad scientists! See him captured by madmen and forced to battle other monsters in the arena of death! Read THE NIGHTMARE OF FRANKENSTEIN today!
Gereinte Andolin, heir to the throne of Carentan is a sitting target since the death of his father. After several assassination attempts, he is abducted and sold into servitude to a rough sea-faring tribe called the Coustillers. During Gereinte’s time aboard the Skyelady brig, his family is plagued by endless plots to undermine their authority and subvert the rightful heir to the throne. After a year at sea and having earned his freedom, Gereinte returns to Carentan and is reunited with his family. His mother sends him on a Grand Tour to forge alliances across the Western Isles, during which time he procures a magical blue sword, rescues a princess and secures alliances across several countries. However, his trip is cut short by news of his mother’s ill health. The Kingdom of Carentan is thrown into a state of uncertainty and discontent and Gereinte is forced into a duel for the crown of Carentan. Will Gereinte finally prove to his peers and rivals that he is worthy of being king?
Fifteen-year-old Alexandra Spencer’s life was not supposed to turn out this way. She was not supposed to go on trial for a crime she did not commit. She was not supposed to be found guilty. And she was not supposed to be sent to Elder Grey Detention Centre, a place of horrors many don’t survive.
Sequel to Aquarius Rising: In the Tears of God, winner of the 2014 EPIC eBook Award for Science Fiction:

Megalops is an Aquarian, a human-dolphin hybrid who lives in one of the many reef-cities that thrive beneath the waves on an Earth ravaged by climate change. Some of the Humans who cling to the barren lands blame Aquarius for their plight and unleashed the Medusa Plague that entombed Megalops's wife and daughter in stone. Tormented by that loss, Megalops dedicates everything to avenging his murdered family, no matter what the cost. He unleashes a Vendetta Virus as cruel and lethal as the Medusa Plague, a bio-weapon that transforms living Humans into Aquarian corpses.
A year has passed since Ro Bernard escaped from the clandestine group of mercenaries known as the Midnight Scorpions. Though haunted by what she witnessed as a member of the organization, her primary focus is staying alive in the outside world. After a chance encounter, Ro reveals the most disturbing information she has on the Scorpions to Karin Cassels, whose son died in their underground laboratory. Their leader, scientist Dane Zedek, has been integrating cybernetic parts with human soldiers in the hopes of building himself an indestructible army.
Since the creation of The Sunjack, vatters have been overlooked and mistreated, benign tools that were used only when needed and then tossed aside or destroyed. But now that The Sunjack is breathing its last, it will be up to the vatters to save it…and for those wishing to prevent such from happening, they will find that the benign tools they’d taken for granted for centuries, will make for more than formidable enemies.
Anna and her brother John have found that the only escape out of the dilapidated cell blocks is for Anna to get the SINC. The Syndicated Intelligent Neurological Connector is capable of downloading information instantaneously. If she plays her cards right and gets the surgery, their family live with the Elite.
Thousands of years ago Earth was visited, colonized and ruled by an immortal alien race from the planet Titan. These immortals were considered gods by the indigenous population ... humans. These gods ruled Earth from Mount Olympus, but they made a serious mistake ... they mated with mortal humans and started a chain reaction among the human descendants that took centuries to resurface that threatened the entire population of Earth.

What if you were one of these remote genetic descendants and suddenly awoke one day with sketchy ancient memories, powers you don’t understand or know how to control, and vicious enemies you can hardly believe? Could you discover and activate your ancient powers in time to save yourself from an ancient, evil enemy totally dedicated to destroying you? Could you live long enough to unite with others of your kind, whatever that is, for defense or would you quickly die?

This is a story of these human descendants (Dark Angels), many young, thrust into battle for their salvation and the salvation of Earth and all its humans.
In 1835 Alexander Vallincourt hires on as a cabin boy on a schooner. The ship and crew embark on a voyage in the Arctic Circle late in the fall season. The ship becomes entrapped in an ice flow, forcing the crew to abandon ship. Vallincourt becomes lost, and nearly succumbs to the elements.
Pitting human evil against human good, an apocalyptic invasion of Earth by an unknown species from below brings about the possibility of eternal life for all or the destruction of everyone and everything on the surface.
Nyxe... a genetically enhanced young woman awakens in an underground facility where she discovers a mission left behind by her forefathers – rebuild the earth.
In the shadow of the Rim Aeldan lived in relative isolation, far from the whole of the Common Realm Empire and, from the ancient gifts of the Bestowal. For centuries the Empire was governed by these special gifts, wielded together harmoniously, creating a perfectly balanced system of rule, until an evil disrupted everything.

Aeldan is the last elect; the only person capable of defeating the evil, restoring the fallen thrones, but when Aeldan suffers a life-threatening injury, he must first overcome doubt and despair, from without, and from within.

Amid his doubt and despair, Aeldan finds himself traveling with the driftmen, Laiya and Bramlett—the last hope of a fallen empire. But first he must deal with his crippling injury, face dreaded creatures of blended souls, evade capture by Lynchguard, work through his developing feelings for Laiya, and unlock the power of an ancient weapon.
Sultan Beyazid, ruler of the Holy Lands, is convinced there is no coincidence when the leading rabbi and Magical gate guardian of Zyonn is murdered in the temple at the same time he receives confirmation that a large Christian army is en route. He begins defensive preparations, recognizing not all of his subjects will be loyal to him.

The Christians travel in two groups, one by sea and the other by land. While sailing, Duke Reginald Lattimore of Saelym develops an unexpected camaraderie with one of the imperial noblemen traveling with him. Meanwhile, the men traveling by land reach the Grecian capital of Hellenopolis, where they receive a lukewarm greeting. Some of the Latin crusaders are attacked by the Grecians as they’re leaving the city, and the Latin Emperor Clytus swears vengeance, giving his antagonist Robert Claybourne temporary control of the army.

In Myrridia, the regents scramble to ensure they have control of Rhennsbury’s Magical gateway as the popes in Lativium plan a Magical attack on the recalcitrant kingdom.
The arduous 200 light year space journey from a destroyed Earth is finally over. Now Captain Nick Johns and the crew of the spaceship Genesis must carve out space on a new world to colonize. Unfortunately, their new home planet, Genesis Prime, is already inhabited by three sentient races, one of which is human transplanted from Earth in the 3rd Century BC by aliens needing slave labor.

Captain Johns and his crew liberate the enslaved humans and capture the aliens ruling over them. The human slaves still lived in the 3rd Century culture and viewed the humans of the Genesis as Olympian gods, actually believing Captain Johns was the Olympian god, Zeus.

During the liberation they also captured the alien technology, which was far more advanced than that of the Genesis. Eventually they befriend the few remaining aliens and learn the secrets of their technology, one of which is a Plasma Bubble that can transport matter through time and space. They use this technology to free the last remaining almost extinct aliens from their home world. In doing so, the Genesis attracts the attention of the alien’s adversaries that were waging genocide against them. These adversaries now turn their war upon the Genesis colony.

Battles rage against these vicious, attacking aliens until the Genesis must face the most ruthless and dangerous race yet, the Human Race. Captain johns learns with absolute certainty that humans can not be trusted to govern themselves. Humans by their very nature are self-destructive, and given enough time they will destroy themselves. The hardest battles came from within the Human Race and its inherent treachery.
An Unlikely Duke is about magic, power, life, death, and above all, people. And you never know what people will do.
“Jake Camp starts with an exotic island where social conventions are bent or abandoned and where linguistic invention is a way of life, mixes in characters that are somewhat beyond the fringe but not freakish, adds a dash of philosophy to keep you questioning everything, ladles it out with a style as fresh and salty as the sea that swells under every scene, and serves up a delicious literary dish entitled Facticity Blues. This is a bubbling bouillabaisse of a book, full of tasty surprises and layers of flavors that will please any reader’s palate.”

--Ron Cooper, author of Hume’s Fork, Purple Jesus and The Gospel of the Twin
It's time to take Vampires to a New, Bold, Reawakening.Vampires are not what you think. They aren't your friends. They're not supposed to be your lovers. Welcome to the dark world of true nightwalkers, where feeding on blood, will be the least of your worries.
When past sins bleed into the present, and the victims seek vengeance upon the perpetrators, how long is it before far enough becomes too far?
Extensively revised and re-written in a more professional and experienced style, Double Dragon Publishing proudly presents these second-edition versions of Charles J. Schneider’s two debut novellas in a single volume. United by the common themes of romance and tasteful sensuality but contrasting sharply in fiction motifs, CYTHEREA provides light-hearted and witty entertainment while WITH TOWER AND TURRETS, CROWNED leads the reader into a dark realm of treachery and witchcraft.
I suppose the first thing I need to do is define what Wunderkind means for this book. I’m pretty sure you’ve come across the word somewhere so you know a “normal” Wunderkind is a precocious child with mental capacities that are just a wee bit beyond amazing. A wonder (wunder). Here the Wunderkind is a good deal more than just bright. Our Wunderkind is capable of doing…things. He or she has talents that go far beyond learning the calculus at age three, or reading an entire set of encyclopedias at the rate of a book a day, or learning the alphabet on his or her way down the birth canal. No, this Wunderkind is extra special in the world of the Wunderkind.

Here you will find stories—10 of them in all—about folks with strange, unusual, sometimes dangerous talents that challenge the very fabric of the Universe. Some of our precious Wunderkind are all grown up, as children are prone to do if they are lucky enough to survive, while others are still on their way to their frightening adulthood. Whether adult or adolescent or youngster or toddler or infant, they are all…Wunderkind.
THE LEGEND OF FRANKENSTEIN continues….

Hunted, haunted, rejected by the society of men, the Monster of Frankenstein has found a new purpose to live and sought out allies to assist him. Now, in MONSTER OF THE WORLD, he travels from Europe to America, hoping to find the knowledge and means to create a mate with which to share the world. And the secrets he desires can only be found in HP Lovecraft’s city of Arkham! Then the Monster strikes out for the Wild West, hoping to make a new home for himself.
THE LEGEND OF FRANKENSTEIN continues….

Hunted, haunted, rejected by the society of men, the Monster of Frankenstein has found a new purpose to live and sought out allies to assist him. Finding himself in old San Francisco, he learns of a strange cult within the back alleys of Chinatown—a cult whose ability to raise the dead rivals that of Victor Frankenstein! And then, in an epic-length tale, the Monster of Frankenstein travels to China and Tibet, seeking out this cult of necromancers. Along the way, he clashes with a secret society bent on subjugating the world. What follows places the Monster in the middle of a war between these rival factions!
The peace of winter is broken in the Kingdom of Myrridia by the murder of Archbishop Francis McHenry. Even before the search for Francis's slayer begins, Bishop Edward Fitzroy achieves his life's ambition: the position of Primate of Myrridia. Edward's satisfaction is short-lived when he is confronted by a ghost from his past - his seminary rival and now Dark adept Aldric Smithson. Aldric harbors old resentments and will stop at nothing to attain his ambition: the destruction of Myrridia's Church and Edward Fitzroy, whose Magic may not prove powerful enough to stop Aldric. With power comes responsibility. But who is responsible for the fate of the innocent when those with power run amok?
Young twins, Jehanna and Jehan, are abandoned, presumed orphaned off the coast of Tennengaul. Brought up by a poor family in a small fishing village, they set out one day on an adventure that takes them across the country to find their fortune and discover their talents. Jehanna develops a skill for herbs and healing, while Jehan trains to be a soldier in a local garrison.

The new King of Carentan at only eighteen years of age is confronted by a national threat from the Southern Lands that soon becomes a threat to the entire Western Isles. Only months into his reign, it falls to Gereinte Andolin to draw together the combined might of the divided Western Isles to stand up to the threat of the Chevaliers of Arrontierre. But will it be enough?

Jehanna and Jehan have their own part to play in events that unfold in the lead up and conclusion to the battle for Vermondie, with the eventual freedom of the Western Isles hanging in the balance.
"Would you like to hear a story?"

The man couldn't help himself. His captor was the most beautiful woman he had ever seen. Her powerful eyes held his attention and made him forget that she had him confined in a basement; his hands and feet bound with duct tape. His heart raced as he meekly nodded his head 'yes' to the question.

After getting past the terror and discomfort, he reasoned that there was nothing to worry about. He would be missed. He had loved ones who would call the police. All he had to do was wait. Letting this woman tell him a story was as good a stall as any.

The mysterious woman weaved a tale of betrayed love and unwanted, unnatural experiments placed upon her. Of a loving wife, working on a top secret government program. Of a husband searching for love in all the wrong places. The prisoner couldn't believe what he was being told. A descent into insanity, fueled by a jealous rage, ended with using the tools of science for torture and revenge.

With every blink of her lovely eyes, licking of her full lips, and heaving of her perfect breasts, the captor entertained a story most bizarre. Of a woman bent on teaching her cheating husband a lesson.

The prisoner wondered...."Am I next?"

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Gods of Wisdom continues the Wisdom Chronicles saga immediately following the coronation of Ryan, the successor of Alexander who had founded the Kingdom of Wisdom more than sixty-five years earlier. (Book Five ~ Heirs of Wisdom)

Wil and Caron—along with the new King Ryan, the other Heirs of Wisdom and several new allies—are drawn into a protracted and deadly battle to turn away a chaotic alien magic transported from another world and time which threatens the existence of not only Wil, but the Old Forest, the Portal and the balance of power between the worlds of good and evil.
Boh Pierce, a teen witch, is sent on a journey with his class of six and collection of warriors led by his half werewolf uncle and a dwarf prince. They are sent to find the castle of the unnamed knight to return a sacred item to its truthful owner. On their path they encounter the Lepreharns (disowned Leprechauns) and find themselves caught in a royal disagreement which could cost them their lives.
When Caitlin Flynn discovers a strange-looking man near a cave in the west of Ireland, her quiet summer holidays take a detour. She first suspects he's a vampire, but soon learns that his story is far more wondrous and unusual. He's on a quest to save his people from extinction - and he needs Caitlin's help! But others are interested in thwarting the mysterious stranger's plans and gaining power for themselves. Can Caitlin and Fortescue find the Goddess Star and save the Source - and therefore all of Hamelyn?
The truth is most myths have become murky and indistinct throughout the mists of time. Does anyone know whatever happened to Antigone? Some say she died, but some say she succeeded in marrying her betrothed Haemon.

Antigone is burying her father when we meet her. Before finding out her incestuous roots as the daughter of Oedipus, she was a princess and engaged to Haemon. Now she has lost all hope of ever being loved or living happy ever after.

In the wake of the scandal King Creon tried to marry off his son Haemon to other women, but he never betrayed his vows to his Ann. After a great deal of searching Harry finally finds her in Athens. Once reunited, they grapple with their involvement in the upcoming war between her two brothers for the crown.

Ann needs Harry to protect the citizens of Thebes from her brothers. Harry needs Ann at his side for her wisdom, counsel and strength. An A-list of demigods, goddesses, kings and queens join in the epic battle that will reshape the power structure of the entire ancient world.
Shapeshifter continues the engaging adventures of Niall Flynn, Irish professor, and his American-born daughter, Caitlin, and their friends, the strange people Below-Ground who subsist on a mysterious and magical red fluid and can't stand sunlight. As Caitlin ponders her future - college in Ireland or the US, and just how does she feel about her Below-Ground friend, Fortescue - things get even more interesting. Her cat turns out to be a silver-haired smart-aleck fairy in disguise and he and his people need help. Someone is kidnapping the Fair Folk, the Tuatha de Danaan. Why? Who? Can they be found and rescued before it is too late? Add in the complications of love in its many permutations, and Bastine is once again taking her readers on a wild ride of magic, mystery, love and friendship on the Emerald Isle.
Municipal City: the only place in the world where you can be anyone. Anyone from your favorite movies, books, TV shows, comics, video games or any cult media you can imagine. This is not virtual reality. This is real.
Bartas, an Atlantean pilot crashes his air machine on the coast of Lemuria, a Utopian place of spiritual people believing in reincarnation. The inner continent is plagued by wild beasts causing the Lemurians to abandon their homes and go to live along the mountainous coast in dwellings built into the cliffs. He is rescued from drowning by a beautiful, young Lemurian woman, Liestra, a spiritual healer, and her half-beast half-human servant. Her father is a physician. Together they nurse him back to health. Bartas is intrigued by the young woman who is very different than any woman he has ever known. He goes with her and her servant on an inland trek to explore the old capitol city of Mu and they have to defend themselves in an encounter with a vicious beast. Facing danger with Liestra makes him realize without her his life would be empty. He takes her to Atlantis with him. They are beset with many problems, her disapproving parents, Bartas’s former jealous lover, and a scheming high priest, and trying to survive earth changes. Can their relationship withstand these challenges? Will they meet again in some future life to rekindle their love and work out their Karmic destiny?
Nixie And The Forbidden Heroes Of The World is an All-New Superhero Sci Fi Romance in the year 2020, Berlin - told from the point of view of Nixie, an estranged young woman with an incredible fate ahead of her that will reshape the history of mankind.
After a knee-high pygmy’s father is killed, the pygmy searches for a safe place to live, but cannibalism creates a disease that causes pygmies to go mad and eat every living thing.
Two young warriors, Silver Hawk and Morning-Owl, have to leave their people, and begin a journey of great peril. Their grandfather, White Feather has taught them magic. It is time for that magic to be tested. The tests will be many. The greatest of these tests will come from their enemy, Dark Night.

Silver Hawk knows that magic surrounds him, but he is still learning about it. This magic is powerful, frightening. He doesn't understand it at all. He can feel the ancestors are close, as if they are waiting, expecting something of him. Can Morning-Owl, his twin sister, feel it too? He can't shake the sensation that not only are they being followed by the ancestors, but something dark and powerful.

Once Silver Hawk fully accepts his magic, he is able to make use of it. Many forest creatures help him, as does his sister. Together they face their fate and the fate of their people.
A brave knight breaks her vows to fight against a lunatic king calling himself "the Doomsayer" and ends up dealing with unreliable henchmen, political assassins, and a sarcastic disembodied head in a bag.
Can the Earth really be brought to ruins by good intentions? Who would use "Good Works" to try and bring about the end of the world? Leave it to Lazarus Kane, the idiosyncratic narcissist. to turn his mis-wired, afflicted brain to this dilemma... If not, you can always have a word with the millennia-old Priestess of the Temple Of Bastet. In a world where nothing is ever as it seems, the path to good intentions can certainly lead to Hell...
Séances, psychic phenomena in postwar England? Emily, a girl with a stone talisman that imprisons a witch, wants to be ordinary, but even her dream to go to Cambridge University is far from the norm in 1950 for working class girls. Her new friends, Maisie and George, are sometimes downright odd. Maisie, a brilliant scholarship student at Newnham, is fat and shoplifts. George is gay and hates the idea of having to be like his rich father. Emily knows full well it is dangerous to play with Ouija boards, but she goes along with her friends. Try though she might, she can’t help but be drawn into other-worldly experiences.
Key’s Origin takes us into the life of Belian Teorenn, a young telepath who is accepted into the prestigious and feared Knights Order; a privilege reserved for telepaths. Seen as the superior race, telepaths are required to uphold strict laws as the majority of humanity lack such powers. The Knights Order is their sole position of power throughout Evion’s society, and Belian’s twin sister, Fron, who was allowed to enter the Order three years prior, has sullied their fragile reputation by doing murder within their ranks.

In his quest for answers, Belian is drawn into the political and religious turmoil that befals Evion as an entity is discovered in the sky: the prophesized return of an old God.
Danvedi Garwal is the highest peak in the Toribol system; a magnificent stratocone volcano rising high above the surface of the tiny Lochlon moon, Utha. The mountain remains unconquered after repeated attempts by climbers from dozens of worlds where alpine climbing is an interplanetary obsession. Now, Alois Anwar will finally get his chance to lead a group of the finest mountaineers alive to the top. But there is more to the challenge than reaching the summit. The Amanian ascent team faces political complications from a rival nemisis Trescan team advancing on the opposite side of the mountain, along with everything else the mountain throws at them including deadly parasites, period cyclones, ice worms, pagan myths, the hopelessness of failure and the greatest obstacle of all...themselves.
On a Caribbean island, a career criminal is confident he has dodged a cold case murder charge until a spiritual force from the distant past compels him to pay the ultimate price.
Arthur Rex recreates the story of three of our iconic heroes: Merlin, Arthur and their eternal enemy, Mordred. The story begins as an aging Merlin searches for a pagan temple where his youth might be restored. Instead, he stumbles into Mordred’s clever trap. Merlin escapes, but Camelot is destroyed and Arthur killed. In turn Merlin captures Mordred, crosses the Atlantic, and entombs his enemy deep in the American wilderness. Lifetimes pass. Fate intervenes. Mordred burst from his tomb. Their battles begin anew in the 21st century United States where Merlin has discovered his new Arthur. From there their war reaches far beyond our earth to an Eden-like planet at the center of the Milky Way. Their ultimate confrontation takes place in a fantastic dimension where Mordred and Merlin face their origins and the deaths of all three warriors. The outcome of this last fantastic combat determines freedom or slavery for human life on our earth.
My own people, Anoza not humans, came in the night to kill me, to kill my unborn child, to finish an ancient evil. Only Dallas Blake, wounded and bleeding, stood against them, but he did. It was all that we could do to just fight for our very lives, but that was not the end of it. The evil ones had kidnaped my father.

How much worse could this get? To rescue my father, the Five Moons would be pitted against unknown forces with technology a million years more advanced. A whole Merc rebellion was coming to a boil out beyond the Seven Pillars, right where the Five Moons needed to go. It was led by Dallas’ arch nemesis, Sarsen Tabbot. And then we would have to cross the Great Rift into unknown Anoza space.

But the Five Moons is more than just a starship. It is the Nexus of Fates. It chose each one of us for a reason. Its last choice could blow this whole thing wide open.
All Liddy wanted was her space ship back…was that too much to ask?

She had the money (well most of it anyway) to buy it back at a customs auction. But wouldn’t you know it, some jerk in a black jacket wanted the Sundancer too and the bidding went to high heaven. Thanks, Jack! Now the two ex-cons each own half of a one-man ship, and neither Liddy nor Jack think that’s going to work out in the long run.
Inspired by a real life loss of inheritance, Shadowvale explores the life of an unwanted bastard son who ultimately finds his true legacy in the love and loyalty of his friends.
A werebear has killed two people and Teyla leaves in pursuit. Her mother, Mirra, has known for years that Teyla’s father, Kaar, is imprisoned by Maalak. With Teyla gone, she goes to free Kaar or die in the attempt. The two helped defeat Maalak years ago in his bid to conquer the city-state of Kessia. He has prepared to try again, confident he will be victorious.

Teyla’s quest is side-tracked by Argus Cord on a mission to find white witches to aid Kessia in the upcoming struggle. The two become lovers and Teyla agrees to help in the battle against Maalak. But she discovers that her father is Maalak’s prisoner. She must attempt rescue, but she cannot protect Argus and herself. Kaar escapes with Mirra’s help, and the two join the forces of Kessia.

As the armies clash outside the southern wall of Dark Home in a battle of magic and steel, Teyla arrives at Dark Home. Maalak discovers her presence and she finds herself face-to-face with the most fearful master of dark magic that has ever been.
Boston businessman Lewis Lowellen just wanted to buy something for his wife, Georgia, something to help send them off on a long-awaited retirement aboard their million dollar sailboat: Destination, St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. Needing a professional to help sail the yacht, Lewis hires a charter skipper and his girlfriend to share duties during the 1500-mile trip down the Atlantic. While waiting for Georgia to say her goodbyes, Lewis strolls into a pawn shop and pays $65 for a strange document simply because he thinks Georgia will like its “old world charm.” What he doesn’t know is that the document is an original Magna Carta—valued at $21 million—and then stolen from the U.S. National Archives by a sociopath and a silent-alarm wizard, neither of whom can figure out how the Boston man ended up with the manuscript. Life aboard the sailboat is fun for a while, but when the thieves look to their employer in Bermuda to help them find the boat, life becomes a rough and not-so-ready pursuit that ends on a dark night in a Caribbean airport.
Before the time of man, according to the ancient legends, the gods walked the earth. The Egyptians had a name for this time. They called it ‘Zep Tepi’ -- the First Time. That time is where this story began. Five Moons: Zep Tepi picks up the story ten thousand years later…

It all started with an emergency call from a world at the farthest edges of explored space.

“You are our only hope,” they tell Dallas Blake and the crew of the Five Moons. A deadly virus will kill them all if the Five Moons doesn’t get the vaccine to them right away. But, like every other mission the Five Moons has taken on, this was but the tip of the iceberg. One thing was certain -- someone tried to kill these people.

But the Five Moons was the Nexus of Fates. It had chosen each member of the crew for a reason. Then it chose Star, but it wasn’t done with them yet. Its next choice would become a light, shining into the darkness.
Michael Ventrella's Fortannis setting has produced a lot of fine fantasy fiction, and the fourth collection maintains a high level of quality throughout.
It’s the year 2075. Lunar mining and processing facilities have prospered near the lunar south pole, where the Moon’s largest city, Valhalla, rests on the rim of the Shackleton Crater.

Dominion Off-Earth Resources has beaten the competition into space and is ready to establish its monopoly with the opening of the orbiting space resort Dominion. But Pettit Space Industries has a secret plan to emerge as a major contender in the commercialization of space. The upstart company is training the first space rescue squad at a secluded off-grid site in Barrow, Alaska.

The rescue squad gets nearly more than it can handle when its first mission involves the Pope, who’s traveling to the Moon to establish the Lunar See. During the rescue attempt, they discover Earth is imperiled by an asteroid large enough to cause mass extinction. Using the unique skills taught during their training, skills emphasized by the great psychoanalyst Carl Jung, these Jungi Knights must elevate their game if they are to save both the Earth and the Pope—while not getting killed in the process.
Fifteen-year-old Alexandra Spencer returns to the City to release the Drifters that are held there. Then Rich is captured and her hope turn into desperation. If she’s going to rescue any of them, she must get past her ex-fiance, her ex-father, hostile guards and a glimpse into a bleak future. What price is she going to have to pay to save herself and her friends?
They must survive each other and the plot to destroy them to defend a loved one from a deadly, poisonous transformation.
You can't quite reach it. That goal, that project. You're just out of reach of making that spectacular story, or that painting that will carry your name for years to come. You need a muse. Vi Gold or Lee Marvin will be glad to help. Either of these two ladies will give you that ride on the rocket, that trip to the well that gives you what you need.
Robert Claybourne breaks with the crusade and and meets with Sultan Beyazid, accepting responsibility for the defense of the holy city of Sion against the crusaders.
A year after the world was destroyed, heroes must rise to restore it.

Nixie and the Praetorian Force have been in the grinder. From rebuilding the world, protecting the innocent and facing new dangers, the rise of a hero wasn't anything she expected.
Will we ever learn? Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein warned of the hazards of using technology to play God. Michael Crichton's Jurassic Park dramatized the dangers of playing with genetic fire. But this time will be different. Dr. Adam Nilo has engineered an omniscient artificial consciousness to help him get it right. What could go wrong?
The prototype time/space transport device has been judged by the councils as too dangerous to risk using. Thalesian historian Pi-Sigma Avalon cannot resist the temptation. Just one quick jump, back to Old Earth, the lost world of their past, shrouded in mystery. No one need know. But he stays much longer that he intends, and comes back changed. With him is Dr. Eloise Smith, an Old Earth human who confounds their expectations of that primitive species. His actions, the information he brings back, and Eloise herself, threaten to throw the peaceful, orderly society of Thales into chaos. And if the philosopher monks of Eden are correct, Avalon and Eloise face an unimaginably challenging future which cannot be avoided, because it has already happened.
Vi and Cal were getting used to married life, and Vi was looking forward to life as a normal woman, and not posing a danger to her husband`s sanity. But there were signs hinting that her past was not really passed. That painting that Lee had done of Vi, a souvenir of their last encounter, proved to be a reminder of all that she left behind, and even more. The newly born twins were a joy, especially Howie. Ruth was different, however. Very different.
Tiger has lost almost everything. Her village. Her community. Her father. But her brother Tarren, who has been kidnapped by the deadheads that razed her village, still lives. With only the loyal but enigmatic old man Sai to guide her into the nightmare-jungle that was once North America, Tiger must face her greatest fears in a race to save her brother before he is lobotomized, even while the world around her is bled dry by Those That Watch.
The tale I am writing here concerns a mysterious boy named Darius Dinn. The story of how he came to save us, all happened a long time ago before the Outsiders came and overtook the natural order of life in Haden. While the world marveled at horseless carriages and radio waves, I shudder in the knowledge of the terrifyingly genius creations I witnessed with my own weak eyes, right here in this little western town, cut off from the world save for one lone steam train. I once called myself an inventor, but I was wrong, the truth of how far the minds of men could go and the creations they could bring forth has humbled me into a mere tinkerer. I chronicle the story now, so many may know how an orphan boy came to us and gave us hope. -Durban Wells
About Dark World Chronicles:

The world has gone dark. Nothing works. Cars and trucks and airplanes and guns and bombs are nothing more than paperweights. A mysterious disturbance propagated onto the earth’s magnetic field has the effect of inhibiting all explosions. It has repealed most of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, leaving the world as it was in your great great grandparents’ time. The villain (or hero, depending on your perspective) who has made this happen is the physicist Homer Layton. He must be destroyed. And his stupid machine that injects the disturbance must be destroyed. Because as long as it is running there can never be another real war. That is unacceptable. Fortunes of treasure and innovation have been invested in war materiel, all of it now useless. Most people would like to have their cars and computers and televisions working again, but that’s not what really matters. What really matters is that governments cannot get on with the business of war. The power elites around the world have determined to track down Layton and his little colony of war opponents and smash them. Then the nuclear war that that was just about to happen when he turned on his damnable machine can finally get started . . .
The ultimate and complete edition of the Redeem the Knight series is here. Six hundred years after the assumed apocalypse, the New Vatican has raised an army of holy knights to usher in a rehabilitated world of order and light. Equipped with the Divine Mace and the Armor of God, these knights are exclusively chosen to defend righteousness and crush rebellious evil. While the holy order sets out to portray a greater example for the rest of the rising world, one of their own falls into darkness. A holy knight has committed terrible sins of vengeance against those allegedly responsible for killing his wife and child. In turn, he has been exiled to Islandia, a nearby island, to live out his days of solitude with only a faithful dog to accompany him. This is the story of a disgraced paladin on a quest for redemption in a troubled world that needs him the most.
The highly acclaimed saga of the Five Moons continues as Tales of the Green Jinn: Dragon Eyes carries this action-packed adventure into the future. Dragon Eyes is a mystical walk on the wild side of science fiction.

As I recall, it all started with a dream. I awoke from that dream only to find that we had a mission the Five Moons could not handle. Can you believe that? The Five Moons. So it was that my father brought me to a secret – a whole new ship -- the Green Jinn. Everything about the Green Jinn was an illusion, and nobody even knew she existed. Admiral Dallas Blake made me captain of the Green Jinn.

That was how the Green Jinn began its first mission – to hunt down the worst interplanetary crime boss that ever existed. David Zharn was so far beyond evil that even Admiral Johnson could not nail this scum, but we would not let Admiral Johnson down. It all started out with the best of intentions. That’s when everything went sideways.
Trapped in the corporate hive as an insurance cost accountant, Barney Berry has his tedious life disrupted when he jumps between his world and a scary Waspoid world where he battles a Hive of human-like insects that want him for bug food. The Waspoid world is no different from the world of Baxter Life where corporate backstabbing and intrigue are equally dangerous to the life and soul. While he is in danger of falling out of love with a wife who does not believe in him, he meets her spitting image in the Waspoid world. The female resistance fighter has faith in him as the Liberator and he falls in love with her. His problem is how to extricate himself from the clutches of the Hives of both worlds before one or the other kills him. How can he remain in the real world and transport his beloved to be with him, that is his ultimate challenge?
Fifty years after first contact, Earth has entered a golden age of technology and space exploration … Until a singularity erupts and a rogue AI destroys a capital city. Now the Earth is mired in depression, and humanity is distrustful of technology and suspicious of its alien allies.

In the broken state of Norway, Colonel Hanssen must protect his city–state from corporate armies and cartels. In space, Admiral Willoch observes the arrival of a mysterious alien threat that begins blockading Earth’s shipping routes. And in London, Agent Townsend is tasked with investigating evidence that these aliens may have already infiltrated the planet with spies. And as the threads of their stories converge, they realize that everything the aliens have told them about their place in the universe may have been a lie.
Suppose an ancient curse was broken and you were to blame for unleashing havoc upon humanity.

Somber Cook, a 15-year-old teen, is tricked into breaking an ancient curse—The Seal of Judgement bestowed by an ancient king and implemented by The Guardians of Light. The ongoing war between good and evil is unveiled.

Residing in his uncle’s legendary castle, Somber uncovers a medieval sword and shield. He senses a strong connection to it—an invisible force seeking his allegiance.

Horror-struck by his distorted birthmark, pod infested arm and the evil Gargovil’s pursuing him, Somber, his sister, and two cousins, utilize ancient discoveries in an attempt to restore the curse.

Discovering the Book of Secrets, Somber trusts that its contents will provide instruction on how to reestablish the curse. As the legends unfold, Somber relies on the Guardians of Light for protection against the Guardians of Darkness who utilize trickery, deception, and illusions in an attempt to possess the book.

Somber is drawn into a supernatural immoral world. His choices will determine the fate of everyone. Mayhem is extant to all who are confined within the castle walls. It is crucial for Somber to separate the lies from the truth before time runs out. Believing is essential for survival.
When the dead rise they stop being nice. They’re not your friend. They’re not your relative, acquaintance, lover, neighbor, or that person who says hi to you at work. The dead have one desire; the blood of the living. They come in the night, and they don’t stop. Only the sun holds them back if you can make it to dawn.

A chemical engineer, Hayden Cornell was contracted to study two incapacitated vampires. But a global outbreak forces Hayden on the run, where he joins up with Evelyn Gwinnett and several other survivors. Still set on solving the epidemic and why it didn’t spread before, Hayden is further spurred on by a mysterious caller representing those who hired him. Tensions rise, as the secrets of survivors come out and pit them against each other. They also discover some would rather die to vampires than live on in a post-apocalyptic world.
As Planet Nine nears the sun, NASA is forced to reveal its covert space shuttle Nighthawk. While man can do nothing to help the intelligent life trapped on the doomed planet, we can retrieve a data capsule they place in orbit around our moon. Aaron and Holly, ex-Shuttle pilots and estranged lovers, are eager to get back into space.

Bill Mackenzie, an investigative reporter and television host, refuses to sit ideally by and let the biggest news story in history, alien contact, slip through his fingers. Bill vows to scoop the story by reporting it "live," even if he has to spiral into the sun with the aliens.

Planet Nine's surface is covered with ice, which begins to melt as the planet nears the sun. Soon her ancient cities are once again exposed to the light of day. Only then do both species, human and alien, learn of the horrors committed by the ancient Avesians in the final days of their dystopian world.
In the year, 2060, Sophie, a top female scientist, dismantles the government weather modification program and steals the male and female trans-humans who hold the promise of extended life.

While the remaining inhabitants of Earth are forced to design new underground habitats in order to survive a harsh, overheated world, Captain Rachel Chen, takes the worldship Persephone to Proxima Centauri, hoping that this new star system will provide a refuge for the survivors of the human race.
The Black Opal, a mysterious gem of great power.

A city-kingdom hidden for centuries faces its greatest peril.

Princess Corrine the only heir to the throne is unprepared to deal with the many threats that face her kingdom. Demonic forces, the denizen army forming below, powerful undead, the machinations of disgruntled nobles, and a city sector given over to criminals and corrupt officials.

True evil confronts Corrine and her protectors. With a broken heart, she must dig deep to find the necessary courage to recognize her enemies, hold her throne, save her nation city and overcome her naivety.

A tale of deep shadows and flickering light await within Black Opal, with struggles between good and evil, man and monster, sword and spell, decadence and poverty by brave warriors, faithful knights, noble ladies, wizards that command splendid magic, and rogues that live by their wits. Black Opal is a journey of hatred and vice, redemption and honor, and a vision of blood and snow.
Jack and Carl meet every Sunday to ghost hunt for Crucifixion Mary, the local ghost on the Southwest side of Chicago. Every Sunday they to record EVP’s but never get one, they take pictures with their digital cameras but only end up with photographs of headstones and mausoleums. By tradition, they go to the bar across the street from Crucifixion Cemetery, Mary’s stomping ground, and examine the findings over a couple of beers.

Then on one Sunday, Carl plays his tape recorder to hear a young woman pleading “help me” aside from the usual car horns and airplanes flying overhead they usually hear from the hunt. What follows consists of the men going from the hunters to the hunted as Mary zero’s in on the two middle-aged men, their family and friends.

Smoke and Mirrors takes the reader through Crucifixion Mary’s murder spree, both in the present and the past, as she kills indiscriminately throughout the decades after her untimely death. Jack and Carl realize they must send her to the other side or end up in Crucifixion Cemetery themselves.
A submarine battle rages around the New Richmond bubble dome in Seatopia as the Unified fleet fights to gain a crucial supply line a few months after taking over New Charlotte; Raymond Kildare and Marcus Taylor engage enemy drones as they maneuver their new, single pilot fighter subs through combat-filled water. They’re joined by Lieutenant Colonel Miranda Ulmo and her formidable Marine Emergency Reactive Military Aid unit. Dr. Prapti Gupta and Dr. Brendan Kim (from a group of rogue scientists called The Greek Chorus) command their attack subs toward the city so they can deploy two special, sentient computer programs on a mission to take down the city’s defenses.

Meanwhile, Chad Fullerton and Elizabeth Chastain are pariahs in the Seatopia plutocracy following Pharmadyne’s downfall, but they have one remaining asset: The Eye of Odin, an extraterrestrial artifact discovered in an ancient chamber beneath the Mariana Trench. The seemingly intelligent device can read minds and is the most effective information-gathering tool ever known, among many other powers yet to be uncovered. Chad and Liz’s endeavor to sell the Eye to the highest corporate bidder sets off a race to use and study the device, and it falls into the hands of an eccentric corporate overlord obsessed with joining the Eye’s powers with the mysterious living hologram named Kephera.

Filled with action, adventure, and romance in a dystopian future where the wealthy live under the ocean while the poor live a life of vigilant struggle on land, The Eye of Odin is a fast-paced novel that continues the Seatopia saga but can also be appreciated as a stand-alone adventure for those who haven’t read the first book.
Infusing Celtic myth with Southern Gothic in the contemporary Ozark landscape, Samhain is the story of Chase Lawrence, an out of work teacher blacklisted from most jobs in his Arkansas community due to his connection with a recent murder that has left his life in ruins. His fiancé has left him and his best friend will not see him. Chase, haunted by the ghost of the dead woman, takes the only job offered to him, as tutor to a boy raised in the Ozark hills by his crippled grandfather, a wealthy old man with strict rules and a secret about the boy’s parents.

As Chase begins the job, he begins to suspect more is going on at this reclusive hilltop home. He finds a mysterious book filled with archaic magic and myth, learns about disappearances on the property, and hears rumors of a cult that worships an ancient beast. As the days close in on Halloween, Chase finds the spiritual is becoming more and more real, and realizes the goal of this cult is to resurrect its deity, even at the expense of the boy in Chase’s charge. As he wrestles with his own issues of family identity, Chase must find a way to help this boy and his grandfather before it’s too late. Fearing for his own life, for the lives of the boy and the old man and everyone he knows, Chase must find a way to combat the inevitable.
Vanessa Evans is a young, up and coming new scientist on the brink of a leading edge discovery that will change humanity forever… for better or for worse is the question?

SINC technology will reshape the way humankind will function day to day, educate and evolve as a species, and even cohabitate, all beginning with a simple download. But what builds us also can break us in two.

Interface follows the story of Vanessa, the leader and pioneer of the SINC technology and how she witnesses first hand, the effects the SINC brings. Fighting for her children and her own path of existence, Vanessa is put through many challenges, from a widening of the impoverished gap, to cruel societal and hierarchal expectations.

Torn between right and wrong, Vanessa must find a way to survive in a society split vastly apart with those who have and those who do not have as the SINC implementation into social structure does come with a cost.

Interface is the second book in the SINC series.

In the 23rd century a young woman disillusioned with the sterile life of a utopian society is taken on a profound journey of self discovery and personal transformation. She encounters a wealth of powerful secrets, from the hidden depths of Edinburgh’s underground to the devastating revelation within a forbidden region.

In the final installment of the Aquarius Rising trilogy, tensions between Humans and Aquarians have reached the boiling point. In Book 1, Redeemer Edmund Bryce unleashes the Medusa Plague that entombs Aquarian reef-cities in stone as he strives to restore the scorched lands of the Barrens to health at the expense of the oceans. Ocypode, an Aquarian Atavism who serves as Chief Lorekeeper of Phylamook Reef, and his motley collection of comrades manage to stop Bryce and avert disaster. In Book 2, Megalops, an Aquarian biosculptor, is driven mad with grief by the slaughter of his mate and daughter in the wake of the Medusa Massacres. His relentless quest for vengeance leads him to unleash the Vendetta Virus against Redeemer enclaves and causes Aquarius to erupt into civil war.

Ocypode and his friends foil Megalops, but not without tragic casualties that spur a Redeemer ally to reveal everything about Earth's covert warfare to the public. Instead of shaming the combatants to sue for peace, these revelations inspire desperation on both sides and trigger an escalation of hostilities that threatens to destroy all humanoid life on the embattled planet. The tribes of whales sing an ancient prophecy of the Storm-Slayer, a legendary child of Mother Earth and Mother Ocean who is destined to defuse the conflict and save the world. Ocypode's cetacean friends believe he is that mythic figure. Destiny weighs heavily on Ocypode's shoulders as he struggles to forge an alliance between the scattered, distrustful child species of humanity, as well as the Human Guardians beneath the waves and the Human Redeemers dedicated to resurrection of the land, to chart a path to peace.

Both sides resort to waging war by proxy, using barbaric hordes of reptilian Saurians and brutal smart-sharks to commit atrocities against victims on land and sea. War demands sacrifice. Ocypode understands this all too well and is willing to pay in blood... but how steep is the price of peace? And can the world afford to pay it?
Step 1: Abandon all previous sense of reality.

Step 2: Choose an opponent.

Step 3: Acknowledge that said chosen opponent is a blood-thirsty demon intent on killing you first.

Step 4: At the same time, acknowledge how completely and utterly incompetent you are for this task.

Step 5: Panic.

The Hub was where all the knowledge of the Inner Planets was stored and Robyn had spent half her life inputting information into its electronic data banks. The Hub was infallible, everyone knew that. It never made mistakes and always told the truth.

Or, at least, that’s what Robyn believed. Until the day she was asked to look into the history of Elanthia. An inconsequential, scruffy little planet, she was told, of no real consequence. But if that was true, why had the official version of the planet’s history been falsified, why had the true facts been suppressed?

The real story, when Robyn eventually uncovered it, was so dangerous that she had to escape Hanis and flee to Elanthia, where she started to discover the truth about the planet’s recent past.
Are we staring down the barrel of the apocalypse?

With unstable leaders with odd haircuts who have their fingers on the nuclear buttons, ISIS terrorists who lust for the end of the world and environmental catastrophe looming, who could possibly save us from the apocalypse? The answer is Hanumān the flying monkey warrior and company, that’s who…

In his new novel, Time Beings I: Forward to the Past, Andrew J. West sets up a scenario where mythic characters from Hindu mythology try to turn the wheel of time away from the imminent apocalypse.

Hanumān the monkey general and Vibhīṣana the seer travel through time saving (or not!) the likes of Christopher Columbus and Ernest Shackleton (the Antarctic explorer) to keep humanity alive.

Andrew J. West is originally from Australia and one of the most fascinating incidents in this journey concerns a little-known incident in which Australian Aboriginals fought a pitched battle in open plain warfare against the invading British redcoats during the 1820s.

“I wanted to shed a light into the past in a unique way which would allow young people and adults alike to learn and enjoy history,” said the author. “I’ve been teaching and writing in Thailand for over a decade now so I wanted to take characters from their mythology and mix them into the history of other countries.”

Forward to the Past is the first of a trilogy of adventures in which Hanumān and friends fight off the forces of apocalyptic destruction… Stay tuned for Time Beings II: The Wrath of Kali and Time Beings III: Edge of Yesterday.

Andrew J. West is also well-known in the Thai art scene, particularly for his many art reviews for Bangkok Post and for authoring Thai Neotraditional Art (2015) and Destiny to Imagination: Prateep Kochabua (2013).
A stubborn peasant girl who speaks her mind, Kyleigh spends her strenuous days keeping house and caring for her uncle’s ten children. Although she bears the gift of foresight, she foresees no end to her life of poverty and drudgery. When an elven seer from afar tells Kyleigh she is the girl destined to save the elves from impending war with the Banished, Kyleigh is stunned into disbelief. Nevertheless, she accepts this daunting quest and undergoes intense training in hopes of preventing the enemy from finding a lost-long divine artifact—the life-granting diamond Lyn’Athai.

Captivated by an alluring elven woodsman she meets in the forest, Kyleigh renews her determination to become a powerful seer so she can try to save his people. Her failure to prevent the Banished from gaining a terrifying weapon—one with the potential to create an army of flesh-eating blood revenants—sends Kyleigh and her companions on a desperate hunt to track it down. Should the Banished find Lyn’Athai, all hope is lost—not only for the elves, but for all of Ethyn.
Matthew is just trying to hold the wreckage of his life together after his girlfriend left him for another woman. A chance to review a West End play seems like a lucky break, until it turns into an X-rated nightmare. The next day London tears itself apart, people make love in the streets and kill each other over a dirty sandwich. Overnight everything changes, the city is very quiet, people smile and nod, but what they smile and nod at is only visible to them. The only other normal person is Jeremy, sarcastic, intelligent and frequently wrong. Together they form an uneasy alliance that lasts until cone shaped aliens land and begin harvesting people like wheat. The last two survivors in London begin a desperate search for a way to stop the aliens before it's their turn, unaware that millions of people have already killed themselves to give them the perfect weapon. Will Matthew and Jeremy realize the weapon they have been given before its too late?
In Skunnik, the provincial capital of the Acrinite Province, Captain Jarn Theffig of the Vothan Riders is ordered to find a young woman who has been abducted. Suspects are many, but clues are few, so Jarn coerces the sorceress Astil to help him find the victim. Astil is the finest tracker in the known world, but she’s also a master criminal who has often been at odds with the Vothan Riders. Astil is only one of the problems plaguing the case. The Acrinite Province, where Jarn and his Riders try to keep the peace, was enemy territory only a year before, when the Voths reclaimed land that was rightfully theirs. Ever since the takeover, rebels have been murdering Acrinite collaborators and plotting against the hated Voths. Jarn must also depend on the remnants of the Acrinite Guard, soldiers known as Yellowshirts, who for a thousand years were the sworn adversaries of the Vothan Riders. Adding more political intrigue, a treaty with a neighboring realm depends on the outcome of Jarn’s investigation.
The suicide of Ruth Markham is a mystery to Mae Osborne. Ruth was wealthy, in good health, and looking forward to retirement. Almost as puzzling is the bequeath of a strangely shaped piece of land on the bluffs of the Mississippi River. When Janie Jackson, a young attorney, informs Mae that Ruth has left her the property, she omits that Ruth’s last act before her suicide was an attempt to stop the land from going to Mae.

Unsure herself how the land is now in Mae’s name, Janie offers to show Mae and her grandson, Andy, the land. Without understanding why, Janie dreads going to the property and asks Casey, the niece of her office partner, to accompany her.

Andy is pleased to spend the summer with Mae while his parents are out of the country, but both he and Casey find Janie’s behavior bizarre and irrational.

Too late, they discover Janie’s dread is based on fact and Mae understands her friend’s suicide. Only Casey’s uncle, Craig, understands they are lost and in peril.
On a settlement planet far into the future the worldwide economic crash has turned New Stockton into a city broken by political corruption and pervasive organized crime. Scotland Murrow’s journalist father has gone missing while investigating a twelve year old murder case. The victim was found with an encrypted file, known as the Nostradamus Code, imbedded in his thumbnail leading Scotland to believe that the file contains the secret to his father’s fate. Aided by his reformed junkie friend and a journalist who may have her own secret agenda Scotland scours the city’s seedy underbelly, traverses the unchartered outlands and breaches a fortified Citadel as he peels away layer upon layer of the Nostradamus Code to confront his biggest fears and uncover a plot to bring down the most powerful man on the planet.
Something is very wrong in the United Prefectures of America - Mr. DeLuxe’s Travelling Pleasure Show, that rolling monument to perversion and violence, is back on the road. Actually, that’s just one line on the long list of heinous things happening within the giant colonial science experiment. The population’s dying out faster than ever, segregation is still strictly enforced and all the poor souls who call the place home are trapped in place by a giant impregnable wall. Mr. Deluxe’s lewd sex-on-wheels display might have proved a pleasant distraction from the realities of Prefectural life, if it didn’t leave behind a bloody trail of death and destruction as it rolled from town to town.

Picking up where White American left off, Bastard Son is the story of Billy Lopez and his misguided quest to set everything right. He’s going to pull the curtain on Mr. Deluxe’s show. He’s going to find a way to pick the lock on the cage surrounding the country. And, he’s going to kill the man responsible for the sorry state of the world - a guy named Satan, a guy who just so happens to be Billy’s Dad. At least, that’s the plan. Knowing Billy and Billy’s knack for making bad decisions, chances are really good that he’s going to die trying.

Clever, action-packed and utterly strange, Bastard Son is dystopian science fiction at its best; other novels pull their punches, Bastard Son packs one hell of a wallop.
Charlotte Mayhew's final scream echoes out across the marsh. She continues to scream during the time she has left.

Teenage girls have been disappearing for so many years that nobody in Amerada Texas is even surprised when it happens anymore. But when Axle Marsten and his friend Toby relocate to the small town they find the mystery too tempting to ignore. They are just cocky enough and curious enough to ignore the peril, and set out on an adolescent adventure of a lifetime. But nothing could prepare any of them for the horrors they are about to uncover.

Sometimes the best man for a dangerous job is a reckless teenage boy.
The Viking gods have been banished from Asgard by Odin. Today they make the best of life on Earth. Thor is a professional athlete, Freya a prostitute, and Loki sells cheap products on QVC. Lurking in the background of their lives is a prophecy; one that declares that their time is at an end. Ragnarok is about to throw the gods into a state of civil war and the one who controls the hammer of Thor may be able to change the arc of destiny.
In a future world where humans are in danger of extinction due to rampant climate change and environmental deterioration, the FBI is taking measures to stop medical terrorists who are seeking to genetically alter the human race. Innocent young girls’ bodies are being cloned and manipulated in a secretive underground city to determine the ultimate genome to move forward as the successor species.

The clones have been created from DNA extracted from a stolen fetus, Sally, the daughter of renowned geneticist, Alex Bennett, and popular news anchor, Lucinda Monticello-Bridgewater. Alex and Lucinda are fully aware that they have one cloned daughter, Valerie, whose intelligence was enhanced at the expense of being incapable of fitting into society, but they could never have imagined that they have more living offspring, many more.

Forced into an illicit scheme, Alex, Lucinda, Valerie, and Sally must search for the truth. What will happen to the clone population? Will they be accepted by society to represent the ideal future human race that can withstand climate change? Or like Valerie, will they struggle with their unique place in life?
2084. Oceania, Gerontogeous and Eurasia remain at war.

In a chaotic city in the Eurasian desert twenty-year old Adnan emerges from a coma with memories of a woman he loved in a strictly ordered world of steel and glass, the Dome.

Adnan learns what the Dome is, and what he was inside it. He learns why everybody fears the Sickness more than the troopers. And he learns why he is the only one who can stop the war.

Persuaded to re-enter The Dome to implant a virus that will bring the war machine to its knees, the resistance think that Adnan is returning to free the many - but really he wants to free the one.
In 1955, fourteen-year-old African American Emmett Till left Chicago to visit family in Money, Mississippi. While at a local store in Money, Emmett impulsively “wolf whistled” at pretty Carolyn Bryant. The whistle became the trigger leading to the most brutal torture and murder of a child in Mississippi history. The murderers went free!

So much is NOT known about what happened in those early morning hours of August 28, 1955. Most details have remained undisclosed until—two who were there in 1955 speak from the grave! Is it possible for voices from Mississippi’s past to be heard in the present?

Read the book and learn about Emmett, the funny boy who knew only love until he visited Mississippi. What happened on that hateful morning in 1955? WARNING! This book is written to be graphic, allowing each reader to feel what Emmett feels. Paranormal evidence recorded at four major Till sites in the Delta by Dr. Sue is included. (YouTube links of voices recorded at three major sites are accessible only in this book).

Open your hearts and minds and hear messages of peace and love as Dr. Sue replays voices recorded while receiving four White Feathers from Emmett. After reading, decide for yourself what is real!
This is the story of what happens in the wake of the fall of an asteroid on the south-west of England. It is about the thin veil that separates our western life from anarchy, about the way that people cope with collapse and the need for self-preservation. And this is a story too about governments - about what we are told and know and, more importantly, about what must be kept from us, what we must never find out.
She felt her own emotions now as if her spirit had been violated, placed onto hot coals. The intensity was like nothing she had ever felt. Just as Lee had warned, this was not a movie.

But she felt something else. She felt a sense of loss, as if a true friend had failed and was now left behind, as if somebody whose life could have been totally different even if it would be harsh. But he had now signed off on his own demise. He was now, finally and irretrievably out of options. Then the session ended.

Astrid was drained. Empty. She took a few minutes to compose herself. It was as promised. She had seen herself as the executioner, charged with seeing to the ending of a life. She slowly looked around the room and saw Lee off in a corner, facing the wall. Then she heard Lee speak, almost shout, in a harsh, ragged voice.

“Think you could do that? Do you think you could walk in my shoes? Do you?” Astrid was silent. They both were, for a long time.
No one starts out a hero or heroine. We’re all born a little selfish in fact – it’s an imperative of survival. Sometimes it takes a series of fairly unusual circumstances to change an ordinary girl into the kind of heroine who can turn the tide of generations long war.

Gilda, the beautiful daughter of a carpenter, is being raised alone in a cottage in the woods by her kindly old Gran. This is, what she has always believed. But the beast who watches her from the shadows knows much more. It knows that her entire life is a carefully constructed web of lies, and it knows why she is an orphan.

When Gilda is accused of witch craft at the annual village fair, she is rescued from burning by her unseen watcher. She slowly discovers who the creature is, why it is there, and which of them truly needs to be rescued. They are all part of the same long story, a tapestry connected by blood and fear. Only together can they hope to survive the tide of evil that is coming.
Missing to Mars pulls you into a mysterious psychedelic extravaganza.

Paul and Fiona move to a colony on Mars to seek their fortune. Paul has rigid plans for a business empire, but Fiona wants to be an interplanetary travel-writer seeking the truth about mankind's secret history on the Red Planet.

When Fiona disappears Paul puts his own plans on hold to find her. His search takes him outside the safety of the colony, where people are living very different kinds of lives: Religious robots who worship a mind-control stone they call Bethikabox; The Sports League whose only sport is hunting humans; Dr Grobe, who creates thoughts and feelings that exist outside the human brain.

Paul finds allies in the Psych Kids, drug-dealing freaks who help him in his search and seek to open up his heart. But the truth about Fiona's disappearance challenges his conceptions, old and new. Inside Egyptian-style ruins he discovers magic and puzzles, secrets about the history of our species, and terrifying implications about the universe itself. If he ever finds Fiona, they may not be the same people anymore.

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