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Wrong Place, Wrong Time #1 The existence of superheroes is revealed when an argument between two superheroes boils over into chaos at the downtown plaza during late night Christmas shopping. The raging battle tears the area apart and terrorifies the shoppers. Nothing can stop them until they make a terrible mistake!Sci Fi & Fantasy

 

 

2nd Edition, revised and edited, April 2013

 

“Fast paced and full of energy” —Adrian Tchaikovsky, author of the Shadows of the Apt

“This manuscript is full of highly crafted detail that will make readers shiver at times with fear and delight … a familiar yet highly original fantasy that is a worthwhile read.” — Publishers Weekly

It is the Sixteenth Year of Queen Victoria. In the powerful empire of Dracaland, Bran, a young dragon rider, joins his father on a military expedition to the mysterious lands of the Orient. In the reclusive Yamato, Sato, a tomboy samurai girl, strives to prove her right to inherit her father’s school of western magic. Nagomi, a timid shrine apprentice, is haunted by the visions of dark future she must keep secret even from her best friend. They don’t know it yet, but their paths will cross… And when they do, nothing will ever be the same again. Welcome to The Shadow of Black Wings, a steam-powered romp across the land of dragons, wizards and samurai. It’s big, it’s fast, it’s been compared to Tolkien in terms of world-building, it has strong female characters and lots of carefully researched detail. You will meet the Royal Marines sailing mighty ironclads and Chinese walking machines; mysterious warlords and crazy inventors; you will discover dark prophecies, family secrets and blood-thirsty demons. And all that in just the first volume!

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We do not know where the Forgetting had come from, what causes it and how exactly does it work… all we know is that nobody is safe from its dark touch, nobody knows where and when it will strike. A prince, a pauper, a wizard, a child… it can happen to anybody and there is no way to prevent it. Duke Ayaris is a dragon slayer. He’s the only one left in the world, and he is hunting after the last of the dragons. He is about to fulfil his life’s destiny. A dying old man asks him to take care of his beautiful daughter. But the girl has a secret – a secret that will cause him to set sail where no man has willingly sailed before: to the Dragon North, in search of the fabled city of Eden. This special edition also includes “Crown of the Abyss”, a short story from the same fantasy universe.Sci Fi & Fantasy

 

 

~ AWARD-WINNING YA Urban Fantasy ~ BOOK 1 in the Feyland Trilogy ~ Faeries. Computer gaming. Can a hero from the wrong side of the tracks and the rich girl he’s afraid to love defeat the treacherous fey? What if a high-tech computer game was a gateway to the dangerous Realm of Faerie… WHEN A GAME Feyland is the most immersive computer game ever designed, and Jennet Carter is the first to play the prototype. But she doesn’t suspect the virtual world is close enough to touch — or that she’ll be battling for her life against the Dark Queen of the faeries. TURNS REAL Tam Linn is the perfect hero — in-game. Too bad the rest of his life is seriously flawed. The last thing he needs is rich-girl Jennet prying into his secrets, insisting he’s the only one who can help her. WINNING IS EVERYTHING Together, Jennet and Tam enter the Dark Realm of Feyland, only to discover that the entire human world is in danger. Pushed to the limit of their abilities, they must defeat the Dark Queen… before it’s too late.Sci Fi & Fantasy

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My name is Sumto, and everyone thinks I am a gambling, lazy, good-for-nothing drunk. Frankly, I think they have a point. Right now I may have to join the army and fight in a war I am frankly too corpulent to cope with. Still, it looks like being a small, short war. So that’s got to be as bad as things get. Am I right?Sci Fi & Fantasy

 

 

Colleen is a normal girl. She loves shoes, chick flicks, and cute clothes. The only thing abnormal about her is that she’s just become a magician; not the disappearing bunny kind, but the power-shooting-out-of-your-hands kind of magician. Her problem now is that she doesn’t believe in magic. Well, she believes in it. She’s seen it shoot out of her own hands, but she opposes it in a moral sense; no hexes, no spells, no incantations, no potions, no amulets, no tomes, no casting circles, no eye of newt, none of that. She has to be very clear because people pressure her about it. Whatever they say about “how it’s done,” this is a morality issue for her and she will not cave in to their pressure. Join Colleen at Seattle Pacific Regional University, where she becomes a part of The Convergence. She’ll learn the freaky side of Work Study, Financial Aid, and Vyxhepiocht. Seriously, she’s never seen so many hot guys. It’s going to be wild!Sci Fi & Fantasy

 

 

SPECIAL PRE-ORDER OFFER FLASH VIRUS OMNIBUS will be released on June 7, 2013. If you pre-order you will save TWO WHOLE DOLLARS! So what is it about? This is the story of the end of the world – as told by a teenager. “So as near as I could tell the end of the world began roughly about the time that Billy Carver’s butt rang – about halfway through the War of 1812.” Sixteen year old Briar Gamble is having a bad day. It started with the cell phones singing for Santa Claus. Then came the tanks and the storm troopers. The Black Masks, in their black fish bowl sunglasses. And then along came Captain Albino. That’s how it all started back in October 2012 when I released the FIRST episode of FLASH VIRUS. What you are looking at now is the first FIVE episodes of FLASH VIRUS – and the first full length novel in the series. SO – in all honesty – if you have already read those first five episodes of FLASH VIRUS you can probably get away with not purchasing this volume. But, if you haven’t read those first five episodes – then what are you waiting for? Santa Claus?Sci Fi & Fantasy

 

 

Clarkesworld is a Hugo Award-winning science fiction and fantasy magazine. Each month they bring you a mix of fiction (new and classic works), articles, interviews and art. Our May Issue contains: Original Fiction by James Patrick Kelly (“Soulcatcher”), Andy Dudak (“Tachy Psyche”) and E. Catherine Tobler (“(R + D) / I = M”). Classic stories by Liz Williams (“The Banquet of the Lords of Night”) and Michael Swanwick (“From Babel’s Fall’n Glory We Fled . . .”). Non-fiction by Maggie Clark (When the Alien Is Us: Science Fictional Documentaries), an interview with Yoon Ha Lee, an Another Word column on the Singularity by Craig DeLancey, and an editorial by Neil Clarke.Sci Fi & Fantasy

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HE WANDERS THE STARS IN SEARCH OF A HOME. INSTEAD, HE GOT A GIRL WITHOUT ONE. When Jeremiah arrived at Megiddo Station, all he wanted was to make some trades and resupply his starship. He never thought he’d come away with a wife. Before he knows it, he’s back on his ship, alone with his accidental bride. Since neither of them speak the same language, he has no way to tell her that there’s been a terrible mistake. And because of the deadly famine ravaging her home, there’s no going back. She’s entirely at his mercy, and that terrifies him more than anything. Jeremiah isn’t ready to take responsibility for anyone. He’s a star wanderer, roaming the Outworld frontier in search of his fortune. Someday he’ll settle down, but for now, he just wants to drop the girl off at the next port and move on. As he soon finds out, though, she has other plans. STAR WANDERERS: OUTWORLDER is a 15,000 word (40-60 page) novelette set in the Gaia Nova universe one thousand years before the events of BRINGING STELLA HOME. It is the first part in the STAR WANDERERS series, which includes: OUTWORLDER FIDELITY SACRIFICE HOMEWORLD DREAMWEAVER BENEFACTORSci Fi & Fantasy

 

 

Imperial law enforcer Amaranthe Lokdon is good at her job: she can deter thieves and pacify thugs, if not with a blade, then by toppling an eight-foot pile of coffee canisters onto their heads. But when ravaged bodies show up on the waterfront, an arson covers up human sacrifices, and a powerful business coalition plots to kill the emperor, she feels a tad overwhelmed. Worse, Sicarius, the empire’s most notorious assassin is in town. He’s tied in with the chaos somehow, but Amaranthe would be a fool to cross his path. Unfortunately, her superiors order her to hunt him down. Either they have an unprecedented belief in her skills… or someone wants her dead.Sci Fi & Fantasy

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The premiere issue of Azure Keep Quarterly contains six stories of great fantasy and science fiction from authors: Ariel Belanger, Michael Haynes, J. A. Wilkins, Robert J. McCarter, Jeremy Terry, and Ken Hoover. Azure Keep Quarterly is an imprint of Azure Keep, a 21st century publisher, and is released four times per year.Sci Fi & Fantasy

 

 

Technology exists in human history. The gun has fallen. The sword has arisen. The world grows wild and dangerous. An ancient evil bridges the earth plane and the abyss, bringing a massive horde of the most feared monsters in all the five hells. The Children of the Gene: Warriors blessed by the Gods. Kenyatta and his friends stand against the denizens of the abyss while on the path to discovering their unique abilities. Through light and darkness, destruction and chaos, the Children of the Gene battle towering demons to defend their world against everlasting darkness.Sci Fi & Fantasy

 

 

Amid a cacophony of cranking sprockets and cogs, in chuffs of steam and soot, comes the expansion of classic literature into alternative Steampunk masterpieces. Follow nine skilled authors as they lead old friends and new acquaintances through Jamaica, Singapore, Cape Town, Denmark, Paris, London, and Geneva on a phantasmagorical Steampunk World Tour. Tropic of Cancer: Edward Rochester battles the elements and Bertha Mason to save his brother and his own soul. Sense and Cyborgs: Privateer Margaret Dashwood makes port at Singapore to get her husband back on his feet. Micawber and Copperfield: Wilkins Micawber and David Copperfield create a legacy of loyalty in the Royal Dirigible Corps. Little Boiler Girl: Power has a price, and one city unwittingly demands an enslaved child pay it. The Clockwork Ballet: At the Palais Garnier, the Phantom trips the light fantastic with Meg Giry, the prima ballerina of his mechanical troupe. His Frozen Heart: Jacob Marley saves Ebenezer Scrooge from robbing his wife’s grave and selling his soul. Our Man Fred: Scrooge’s nephew, Fred, and his fiancé, Mary, protect the Empire from mechanized malfeasance. Lavenza, or the Modern Galatea: Victor Frankenstein’s bride discovers more than his horrific experiments on her wedding day.Sci Fi & Fantasy

 

 

In the Northern Pass stands the city of Elowen, the glittering guardian between the Empire of Aloquis and the Kingdoms of Immra. It exists proud and prosperous, never dreaming its dark past was coming to call… On a bright winter’s day a stranger arrives in Elowen, bearing a secret. From this man a dark blight of ruin descends over the great city and henceforth the day becomes known as Winter’s Bane. The day the world changed for the people of Elowen. The day their existence turned into a recurring nightmare. Read of the aftermath of revenge through the eyes of a shopkeeper, a child, ghosts, a blacksmith, a guardsman, an innkeeper, and even a King. Twelve Stories, One Evil.Sci Fi & Fantasy

 

 

Gothic romance meets Gothic horror inside a paranormal carnival and beyond… Meet Althea, a desperate woman running from a secretive and miserable past. She encounters Byron, a mysterious and handsome man with secrets of his own. He brings her to his home, the Masquerade Carnivale, and into the midst of his family. There Althea begins to feel safe, to trust, and to love. She finds friends, laughter and with Byron, romance. She thinks she has found a home, trusts she is protected, until the night Byron and his Family betray her. But do they? There is more beneath the surface at the Masquerade Carnivale, more to Althea’s past and to her future than she believes. One event puts Althea on a path for her reckoning, a path full of pain, fear and ultimately, revenge. A choice is coming for her, one that will change everything. The Masquerade Carnivale is beckoning… will she answer?Sci Fi & Fantasy

 

 

 

A promise to save her brother’s soul unearths a conspiracy she was not prepared for… Arieana’s brother has been murdered by her own people in a world not their own. Forced into breaking ancient law, she ventures into the human realm in search of her brother’s soul. Once she steps through the Veil, she realizes the renegades are up to more than just punishing a few humans. They want to destroy the race itself. Forced to forge an unlikely alliance with the very race responsible for the storms tearing her world apart, she finds out more of her past than the elders want. With the war started, each clue they uncover leads them closer to the first of the elemental relics, and a chance to save mankind. Together they must work side by side to stop the renegades… Before time runs out for both worlds.Sci Fi & Fantasy

 

 

Sergeant Troy Black goes on a routine mission, but a betrayal sends him crashing into an ambush, which gets his unit killed and leaves him the sole survivor. Stranded on a moon, with the military outpost a distance away and his oxygen almost depleted, he needs to find his way back to exact revenge on those that betrayed him, and find out what’s going on with the sudden bug infestation. Will Troy get to the base before his oxygen runs out and get his revenge?Sci Fi & Fantasy

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Seer’s Hope (Book One of The Seer Trilogy) Hope is snatched from her home and transported to a primitive world of magic and capricious gods. The Dayamari people believe she’s a Seer and their only hope of salvation, but she’s blind—she can’t see anything at all, let alone the future. She must accept her destiny and learn to wield the awe-inspiring powers the gods have bestowed upon her. And if she’s to save those she loves from the horrifying evil that lurks in the darkness, failure is not an option.Sci Fi & Fantasy

 

 

One need not die to know the pleasures of blood. Vampires stalk the night. The best way to shorten your lifespan? Stumble across a feeding vampire. When Jelani witnesses something he shouldn’t, his life becomes one escape from death after another. Pursued by their elite Hunters, and his best friend pulled into his troubles, Jelani’s problems seem to have no solution. With a creature of the night stalking his trail, can Jelani survive on his own, or must he depend upon the half-interested whims of a beautiful woman, more deadly than the vampire who hunts him?Sci Fi & Fantasy

 

 

New York Times bestselling series! It’s never a good day when an ancient demon shows up on your toilet bowl. For Lizzie Brown that’s just the beginning. Soon her hyperactive terrier starts talking and her long-lost biker witch Grandma is hurling Smuckers jars filled with magic. Just when she thinks she’s seen it all Lizzie learns she’s a demon slayer-and all hell is after her. Of course that’s not the only thing after her. Dimitri Kallinikos a devastatingly handsome shape-shifting griffin needs Lizzie to slay a demon of his own. But how do you talk a girl you’ve never met into going straight to the underworld? Lie. And if that doesn’t work how dangerous could a little seduction be…?Sci Fi & Fantasy

 

 

First installment of the best-selling, award-winning Soul Savers Series **** Alexis Ames has a life full of promise…but not all promises can be kept. **** Over 150,000 Soul Savers books sold! **** 1st Place – 2010 Royal Palm Literary Award – Fantasy (Published) by Florida Writers Association **** “An exciting and fascinating fantasy of demons and angels, highly recommended” – Midwest Book Review “This is an interesting story with no happily-ever-after, at least not yet…Tristan is a great tortured hero” 4 stars – RT Book Review “A page-turner that keeps the reader spell-bound to the end, eager to discover what comes next” – The Charlotte Sun **** When Alexis Ames is attacked by creatures that can’t be real, she decides it’s time she learns who she really is, with or without the help of her mother, who guards their family’s secrets closely. After meeting the inhumanly attractive, multi-talented Tristan Knight, however, Alexis retreats behind her façade of normalcy…until she discovers he’s not exactly normal either. Then their secrets begin to unravel. Their union brings hope and promise to her family’s secret society, the Angels’ army, and to the future of mankind. But it also incites a dangerous pursuit by the enemy – Satan’s minions and Tristan’s creators. After all, Alexis and Tristan are a match made in Heaven and in Hell. **** “It had me up late at night to ‘just read another chapter’” – Author Jessica Bell “I would recommend this to anyone who has read Christine Feehan’s Carpathian novels.” – P.A. Fleming “Promise is a book bursting at the seams – with an ending that’ll leave you wanting more.” – L. Reeves, A Life Bound by Books “…completely blown away by the writing, story line, and characters…” – Jessica, Total Bookaholic **** Mature Content Advisory–may not be suitable for younger readersSci Fi & Fantasy

 

 

Chosen is a fantasy adventure – location; Hell, Purgatory, the Demon’s Lair, and Hell is everything it’s cracked up to be – especially if you are sixteen and running for your soul. Dynan Telaerin finds himself on a corpse-strewn hillside, uncertain if he’s dead or alive, charged with saving the soul of his ancestor, the most powerful telepath to ever exist. Dynan has telepathic powers of his own, only he doesn’t know how to use them. With monsters and minions trying to eat his soul, the demon’s lair isn’t the place for learning anything – except how to run and how to hide. The running starts, and doesn’t stop to the end of this action packed adventure of a young man coming to terms with his life while he’s barely a spirit, through horrors he thought existed only in dreams. Chosen is the first book of the series, the Guardians of the Word.Sci Fi & Fantasy

 

 

What happens when reality alters and you can’t remember why? A time travel experiment goes awry, and one scientist must remember how to fix it. His problem? He’s losing his memories. A flash fiction short story.Sci Fi & Fantasy

 

 

I’m told the dead are all around us. I wouldn’t know about that, I see only the violently slain. They can be victims of hit-and-run, innocents caught in crossfire, the murdered. They whisper to me and they never, ever, forget the face of their killer. The departed aren’t the only supernaturals I see. No, they’re not vampires or werewolves or fae – those things don’t exist. We live side by side with what some call the Otherworldy. That’s too much of a mouthful for me, I call them demons. If you saw them as I do, you’d know why. Right now I’m trying to track down a missing boy whose mother was murdered. Or maybe she wasn’t. To further complicate the investigation, Clarion PD gave me a partner I’d rather shoot than work with. I can’t tell them he’s a demon. They’d think I’m crazy. I’m Tiff Banks. Welcome to my world. Whisperings: Paranormal mystery with a splash of humor and dash of romance.Sci Fi & Fantasy

 

 

Life and death are not that far apart… What happens when we die? Viki Dobos knows. Her job is to help people talk to their dearly departed. She draws the deceased, and they come to life on the page… briefly. When a rich Russian man hires her and whisks her away to Hawaii, everything changes. The rich man wants her to do the forbidden, and a handsome man she meets on the beach needs her more than he knows. Viki will have to confront her past, face her fears, and risk everything to help them. From the author of A Ghost’s Memoir series (Shuffled Off and To Be A Fool) comes an unforgettable story of life, death, and the strange places in between.Sci Fi & Fantasy

 

 

What we feared happened, World War III happened, Nuclear war happened. In its aftermath the world has been left in rubble, with pocket of resistance fighters still fighting the good fight against the invaders, the Sino-Russian Alliance. Nick and Tina, two rebels, just having escaped an ambush, need to find a way to escape the area cordoned of by the invaders. Will they get out? Will Nick and Tina, manage to do deal with the hopelessness of it all, surviving in a gone world? *(Gone World a story of 8,450 words, or 34 typical book pages.)Sci Fi & Fantasy

 

 

Bought as a child to slave at an inn, Lyneth suffers under a terrible curse. Her frightening transformations can only be stopped when a priest puts a silver collar around her neck. The collar stops the change, but makes her ill. Her dangers increase as she matures into a beautiful and desirable woman. When a mysetrious nobleman visits the inn,her life changes forever.Sci Fi & Fantasy

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My name is Darius Arthur Heisenberg, but most people call me Dare. If my last name sounds familiar, it’s probably because of my great-great uncle Werner Heisenberg. He was a physicist who came up with something called the Uncertainty Principle. But listen, Uncle Werner had no idea how uncertain things really are. I work for a group, called the Keepers, that label themselves the custodians of time. And, believe me, time is a mess. It needs all the custodians it can get. Which is, of course, why the Keepers selected me, a nineteen-year-old high school dropout, to join them. I recently worked as a janitor for a couple months. Perfect fit, right? Okay, it didn’t make much sense to me either, but I wasn’t in a position to turn down a steady job and a roof over my head. Besides, all I’m supposed to do is travel through time and save the universe as we know it, how hard could it be? Yeah, better hold on. This could get ugly.Sci Fi & Fantasy

 

 

Creep into the pages to greet terror. Killers and Demons is a collection of five horror stories where the gruesome murderers don’t get caught and evil triumphs. What happens if you awake, afraid, alone and in complete darkness? If you find someone wants your heart for Valentine’s, literally? Or if you come face to face with evil on the dark streets of historic London? You would end up dead, of course. Come spend some time with the homicidal and savour their kills, dance with demons as they hunt and watch the blood drip slowly, sweetly from their fingers. Killers and Demons will send chills down your spine.Sci Fi & Fantasy

 

 

Novella She is Sakai, a bloodsucker. He is Kaspian, her shapeshifting tiger mate. Can two enemies find safety within the other’s arms? After his incarceration and torture at the hands of a bloodthirsty Sakai female, Logan de Santiago wants nothing more than to find a warm, lazy, peaceful place in the sun where his troubles can melt away. All of his life Logan has been a wanderer – but that has changed. Now, Logan just wants a home. But Logan has three problems. First off, he is flat broke. Secondly, Rohe – the Sakai female who tortured him – wants him back. Or dead. Preferably dead. Logan’s third problem? Devika. When Devika first saw Logan in his cell, she knew he was her amati, her life-bonded mate. She loved him, aided him and protected him as best she could from that moment on…which was incredibly difficult. For most Sakai, the bond is a straightforward thing: a bite and bloodsharing, sex and the Marque. Not necessarily in that order. It is not so simple for Devika. For her, the problem is two-fold: to begin with, Logan hates Sakai. Also, Devika is crazy.Sci Fi & Fantasy

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Time travel. Every sober scientist thinks it’s utterly impossible. Of course, Phineas Templeton is no sober scientist in any sense of the word. A quirky English chap with a taste for fine scotch, Dr. Templeton builds a time machine at the behest of his mysterious Benefactor. His mission? To meet Jesus Christ Himself, and garner all of the fame, recognition, and accolades that writing an epic time travelogue would bring. Unfortunately for Finny, Jesus is actually a fellow time traveler, a hippie named Trent from Colorado. While He explains that the past is fixed and immutable (“What happened, like, HAPPENED, man…), Dr. Templeton realizes that he’s made a horrible oversight in his calculations, and can’t return to his own time period. The only way home is to follow a list of very specific instructions his Benefactor has hidden on the time machine, which sends him on a madcap, at times hilarious voyage from watching his hero, Sir Isaac Newton, be berated by a high school physics teacher, to hunting dinosaurs, to rescuing two colorful American soldiers and fighting Nazis hellbent on his destruction. All the while, Phineas is left to question his Benefactor’s true intentions. Just who is the shadowy person pulling the strings of a conspiracy thousands of years in the making? And why is Finny so key to their machinations? A novel that’s been called “equal parts The Da Vinci Code and Back to the Future,” Jesus Was a Time Traveler is a book that will please fans of Dan Brown and Douglas Adams alike with quirky humor, thought-provoking puzzles, cryptic clues, and a finicky universe that would like nothing more than to keep things as they are. HERE’S WHAT REVIEWERS ARE SAYING (In addition to the great reviews on Goodreads here!): “I have to say that it’s one of the funniest, most intriguing and entertaining books that I have read in quite a while. The further I got into the book, the harder it was to put down, sometimes causing me to stay up reading until the wee hours of the morning and dropping my [e-reader] as I finally dozed off…Overall, the book was unbelievably fun and a fantastic read.” -Dennis Berry, Reviews4Readers.com “A thoroughly enjoyable novel: equal parts ‘Da Vinci Code’ & ‘Back to the Future’ make it a novel you don’t want to put down! I thoroughly enjoyed this philosophical–and funny–adventure through the centuries!” -Review on Another Merchant Site “I found the book engrossing. The trip through history and our future was fun to take with the Doc!!” -Review on Another Merchant SiteSci Fi & Fantasy

 

 

Jake Bonner returns! After the events of EXPERT ASSISTANCE, Jake is comfortable at last. He’s also bored, as is Odin, the computer that controls his ship. Their boredom comes to a quick end when they stumble across a damaged starship, a woman hiding out from those who attacked the ship, and her mysterious red box. What is she hiding in the box? Who’s the fellow with a French accent who wants to hire Jake for a diplomatic jaunt? What does food have to do with any of this?Sci Fi & Fantasy

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Fire By: William Esmont Fire – Elements of the Undead, #1 Elements of the Undead By: William Esmont 1 2 3 4 5 Rate this book! ( 160 customer ratings) Average rating includes William Esmont, May 2011 #1778 in Fiction & Literature > Fiction > Horror #4216 in Mystery & Suspense > Thrillers #2495 in Sci Fi & Fantasy > Horror Synopsis It begins with the end… When Megan Pritchard clocks in for her late night shift in a Nevada brothel, she has no way of knowing it will be her last. Around the world, the dead are rising, and mankind is on the express train to extinction. As her coworkers turn into cannibalistic zombies, Megan is forced to flee into the desert with nothing but the clothes on her back and a vague plan to reach her sister in southern Arizona. Facing impossible odds, Megan embarks on a journey of self discovery, only to learn she may be the last, best hope for humanity.Sci Fi & Fantasy

 

 

A game to die for… First, they were soldiers. Then laborers. Now they’re Players in a live-action computer game. Welcome to GAMELAND. Set in the middle of Long Island’s forbidden wasteland, it’s where the rich and privileged pit cybernetically-controlled zombies against one another for all the world to watch. Most people buy their way into The Game. Others get in by dying. Some hack their way in. In a world drowning in contradictions, Jessica Daniels is struggling to make sense of it all. Her long-dead father is universally reviled for having invented Reanimation technology, yet the very beings he helped create are accepted by a society which is becoming increasingly dependent upon them. For security. For work. And now, for entertainment. As Jessica — a computer gamer and hacker herself — approaches her eighteenth birthday, all she wants is to escape her family’s dark past. She’s about to crash headlong into it. EPISODE 1: Deep Into The Game A reckless, end-of-summer plan leads Jessie and her friends onto Long Island hoping simply to catch an unlikely glimpse of the infected victims of a decades-old outbreak. But if they think breaking in was easy, they’ll soon discover that getting back out is a killer. Someone — or something — doesn’t want them to leave. Not alive, anyway. Five hackers. One game. Ten thousand Undead. Deep Into the Game is the first book in the hi-tech, dystopian thriller GAMELAND. Structured along the lines of television’s The Walking Dead and Law and Order, the nearly 400,000-word series consists of eight individual episodes, first published monthly between May and December 2012. All are available digitally in single and multi-episode packages, as well as in an omnibus edition. Also available in print. Not recommended for readers under age 15.Sci Fi & Fantasy

 

 

Call of the Herald is book one of The Dawning of Power trilogy. Echoes of the ancients’ power are distant memories, tattered and faded by the passage of eons, but that is about to change. A new dawn has arrived. Latent abilities, harbored in mankind’s deepest fibers, wait to be unleashed. Ancient evils awaken, and old fears ignite the fires of war.Sci Fi & Fantasy

 

 

ALTDORF (Book 1 of The Forest Knights Duology) A wild land too mountainous to be tamed by plows… A Duke of the Holy Roman Empire, his cunning overshadowed only by his ambition… A young Priestess of the Old Religion, together with a charismatic outlaw, sparking a rebellion from deep within the forests… And an ex-Hospitaller caught between them all. Re-imagining the William Tell legend–without William Tell At the end of the thirteenth century, five hundred orphans and second sons are rounded up from villages in the Alpine countryside and sold to the Hospitaller Knights of St John. Trained to serve as Soldiers of Christ, they fight in eastern lands they know nothing about, for a cause they do not understand. Thomas Schwyzer, released from his vows by the Grandmaster of the Hospitallers, returns to the land of his birth a stranger. Once a leader of men, and captain of the Order’s most famous war galley, he now settles into the simple life of a ferryman. He believes this new role to be God’s reward for years of faithful service fighting the Infidel in Outremer. Seraina, considered a witch by most, a healer by some, is a young woman with a purpose. A Priestess of the Old Religion, and the last Druid disciple of the Helvetii Celts, she has been gifted by the Great Weave to see what others cannot. Her people need her guidance and protection now more than ever. For Duke Leopold of Habsburg, in his efforts to control the St. Gotthard Pass, builds a great Austrian fortress in Altdorf. Once finished, the Habsburg occupation will be complete, but the atrocities visited upon her people will have just begun. Set in medieval Switzerland, ALTDORF, a novel of The Forest Knights, is the first book in a two-book series. 76,000 wordsSci Fi & Fantasy

 

 

Solitary CLAIRE BRINAWELL moves from place to place chased by the forces of darkness. Even in slumber when dreaming usually fills the mind and soul with beauty, a hateful hound from Hades finds his way in with deadly intentions. Claire isn’t safe anywhere. LEESON, Worthy Prince of Baderon in Annwn, lives Earthside of the magical Annwn veil. He has been sent to find Claire. Triumphant in his first skirmish with the darkside, they must return to San Francisco’s sacred pyramid. But Leeson discovers Claire has a mind of her own. Leeson’s stubbornness meets Claire’s feisty determination. Claire has just met the most infuriating man, but soon realizes Leeson is important to her safety. Adventurous lessons in magical power, new friends, and growing feelings for Leeson draw Claire into her future life. Novella – Word Count: 38,382 (174 Prints Pages)Sci Fi & Fantasy

 

 

Shah-een gathers plants to save her dying planet. When hunters capture her, clan leader Lutus is torn between his duty to his people or following his heart. And Shah-een finds herself risking all she holds dear to answer the call of true love. Only when they face the most danger, do they know for sure where loyalties really lie.Sci Fi & Fantasy

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Red to the elbows with the blood of his people, the Nameless Dwarf’s only desire is to save the ones that got away. The dwarves have gone! Thousands have been slaughtered in the blood-drenched streets of their ravine city by one of their own wielding a demonic axe. The survivors have fled beyond the mountains, heading into a realm haunted by the nightmares of a twisted god. When Nils Fargin, son of an underworld boss, is hired to find them, he travels with his client to seek the advice of a lowlife mage. With what he learns, he should have asked for more money. The trail leads them to the domain of the terrifying Ant-Man, who is rumored to eat the flesh of anyone refusing to pay his toll. And as if that wasn’t enough, it turns out Nils’s client is none other than the Nameless Dwarf, better known to his kind as the Ravine Butcher. The Nameless Dwarf is an epic tale of remorse and redemption that pits a whiskerless thief, a guilt-driven assassin, a consumptive wizard, and an amnesiac dwarf against the worst imaginings of a craven mind. But the companions bring troubles of their own, not least of which is an ancient grimoire that leads them inexorably towards a forest of tar and an evil that threatens the existence of an entire race. The last hope of the dwarves comes from the unlikeliest of sources: a mythical city beneath the waves, an axe from the age of heroes, and the Nameless Dwarf, in whose veins flows the blood of legends.Sci Fi & Fantasy

 

 

In ancient Anatolia, a young healer fights to reunite with her true love despite her father’s desire to profit from her gift. In Depression-era Seattle, the caretaker of the Persephone Music Hall finds inspiration for his art in the arms of a beautiful foreign violinist. A university professor in modern-day California struggles to keep his lab and his marriage from the clutches of his enthusiastic new grad student. A mysterious thread draws these lives together across the span of history and summons one of them toward an unspeakable fate. Follow the thread as mortal cares scatter with The Lightness of Dust.Sci Fi & Fantasy

 

 

**Winner 2013 IPPY Award — Silver Medal for Best Science Fiction / Fantasy / Horror E-Book** On a world where high school test scores determine your future, six students rebel. They’ll outrun society as fast as their questionably obtained spaceship will take them. Rhiannon doesn’t technically cheat the Test. She’s smarter than the computers that administer it, and she uses that to her advantage. She emerges from Test Day with the most prestigious future career possible: Hive Queen. Gwyn & Victor are madly in love, but their Test results will tear them apart. Good thing Rhiannon is Gwyn’s best friend. Rhiannon can fix this. Queens can do anything. Gavin is the wild card. Raised off-planet, he can’t wait to leave again… and he’s heard of an empty ship in orbit. The Ceridwen’s Cauldron. Both Luciano and Alan fit in the system. They don’t need to leave. Only their devotion to Rhiannon spurs them to join the Cauldron’s crew. Spaceships. Blackmail. Anywhere but here.Sci Fi & Fantasy