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Uncharted

The world can be funny or terrifying depending on your outlook. Join our hero as he navigates the daily grind, experiencing life so you don't have to.

The Solomon Passages

Passion, betrayal, and obsession catapult Dr. David Solomon, his wife Shoshanah, and their best friend, her boss, John Balfour, across turbulent seas, continents, and history. The Solomon Passages is the three-novel saga of an unconditional love that transcends the pain, anger, and bitterness of the hearts, trust, and faith broken by tragic loss, selfishness, and pride. It is an epic journey of revelation, redemption, and restoration for the Solomons and Balfours through the resulting chain reaction of consequences. 


The series begins with the first novel, Cries in the Storm, which tells of Shoshanah's flight from David and John, betrayed and humiliated, to find peace and direction from God. During her flight, she falls captive to a charismatic rogue who plays a high-stakes game for her mind and heart.


Regardless of his adulterous affair, David doggedly pursues his runaway wife but his desperate chase leads to a deadly encounter and two thousand years of mystery from which he is given the key to reconciliation if his pride does not sabotage everything. 

Meanwhile, John wrestles with his desire for Shoshanah while striving to help David reconcile with her. However, the two-thousand-year-old mystery reveals a bond between him and Shoshanah that changes their history.

The IT Girl

What’s it like for a woman working in IT? Kay has been struggling to answer that question for years. Does it mean that she’s often the only woman in the room? Yes. Does it mean she offers a perspective that no one else has? Yes. Does it mean she’s listened to because of her unique take on things? -- hold that thought. As Kay navigates her career and figures out what feminism truly looks like in the workplace - aka do NOT ask her to plan that potluck because she’s the only chick there - Kay also finds humor, inspiration, and friendship along the way. Follow along each week to read stories from her life in the world of Information Technology - and all of the oddities and wonders that a career in tech can bring.

Sera Storme

Eight years ago, Sera Storme was forced to give up her baby daughter, Lani, for safekeeping. On the run from the Trillium criminal organization, she became a bounty hunter and mercenary for hire, taking jobs where she could, staying low-key. 

On her most dangerous assignment yet, she and Lani are reunited. Sera Storme is a hotheaded bounty hunter, a crack shot and a master of unarmed combat. Being a mother was not something she was prepared for. 

Now Sera must track down and defeat Xane Mori, a dangerous psychic from Mars, in the Sol system, while keeping eight-year-old Lani safe from the Trillium soldiers hunting them. Her only ally is the icy Sabian Delain. Sera’s mission will force her to confront her past, and to find a way to forge a bond with the daughter she left behind.

Ghosts of Eagle Valley

Ask anyone in Eagle Valley, Virginia, and they’ll be happy to tell you the history of their little town. After all, it’s a fascinating story. Way back in the 1700s, some of the town’s bravest young men marched off to fight in the Revolutionary War. Later, Eagle Valley’s mill brought the American Dream right to their doorsteps. During the Civil War, families were split between staying loyal to Virginia or re-joining the Union. Even as recently as World War II, Eagle Valley locals fought for victory half a world away. The town of Eagle Valley is proud of its long history, and even more proud of the ancestors that built their town.

Of course, if you ask the ghosts that still haunt Eagle Valley’s streets, you just might hear another side of the story. In this four-story collection, the ghosts of Eagle Valley set the record straight. Every town has its secrets, and these skeletons are ready to come out of their closets.

Ghosts of Eagle Valley is the companion short story collection to Ellen Smith’s debut novel, Reluctant Cassandra. Available only on Channillo for Charity, proceeds from Ghosts of Eagle Valley will benefit the Alzheimer’s Association. 

The Blossom of the Soul

The year is 1615. In a Benedictine convent in Northern France a woman named Mary Seton, who was once lady-in-waiting to Mary, Queen of Scots is nearing the end of her life. 

She wants to tell you her story. 

 

Death at Delphi

Whose bones lie in Caroline’s grave?

A mysterious drowning. A dead person seen alive. A secret society reviving ancient rites. Rumours of smuggling, espionage and betrayal.

When a handsome stranger asks Jayne for help, her quest takes her to Greece where a web of lies, intrigue, and jealousy is soon laid bare. 

But how can Jayne unravel the intrigue of her friend’s death, when no one will believe her? 

And where is Caroline now?

2015 Short Story Contest Finalists

This is a monthly series featuring the 12 finalists of our 2015 Channillo Short Story Contest. The stories will be released in random order as follows.

"Green Means Stop" by Opher Goodwin    

"Under the Cover of Dreams" by Lynn Forest

"Beverage Therapy" by Eliza Leone

"The Scar" by Tom Farr

"The Slush Pile" by Ryan Lackey

"Gas Station Flowers" by C.E. Stokes (3rd Place)

"Monster Mash" by Julia Patt (1st Place)

"New Age Digital Hero" by Joe Prosit (2nd Place)

"Hair Dying" by Melissa Algood

"Visitation" by Devan Burton

"The Cricket Breeder" by Justin Overton

"The Children of Muspell" by Katie Drake

**Subscribing to this series will not count toward your subscription limit. This is a bonus series created by Channillo.com

Chrysalis and Clan

This series is the complete first part of a novel, Chrysalis and Clan, that is due to be published in March 2017.

*This series contains explicit content, and some trigger warnings. Please be aware it is not for everyone.*

 

There is a war festering that threatens life as we know it, but it is a war we will never see. It is cloaked beneath the skin of our loved ones, our neighbors, and the strangers on the corner. And it is all consuming.

 

Beth is successful, grounded, and happy. That is until a disasterous visit with her mother, Ava, who is suffering from dementia. This visit, the final visit with her mother, plants seeds of doubt in Beth's mind about who she really is or, rather, what she really is. Beth chooses to indulge her doubt and curiosity by entertaining her mother's ludicrous claims.

 

But there is another side to the story. A side that not only believes Ava's tales of lineage, but is hell-bent on stopping them.

 

Chrysalis and Clan is a tapestry of ghosts, of extraterrestrial creatures, and of demons that will make you shudder each time you see the back of your eyelids.

 

Which side are you rooting for?

The Final Straw

An only child, unloved and unwanted by his parents, Colin Bailey is a bitter, emotionally damaged young man, hell bent on exacting revenge on anyone who has stopped him becoming the person he believes he was destined to be. What sets Colin apart is his intellect and meticulous planning. Detective Phil Hounsell pursues his man relentlessly, while trying to avoid the small town in which he works sliding further and further into the grip of two rival gangs.

A devastating event in Colin’s life provides the final straw that herald’s a bloodbath. Can Phil prevent it happening or will he too be a victim?’

This tale of revenge spans almost two decades, yet the police are chasing shadows; it builds in pace and tension to a thrilling climax against the backdrop of a seemingly quiet West Country town.

December Dead

From an amazing discovery in the jungles of the Amazon, to the serene mountain village of Hogsback in South Africa, something deadly has been unleashed, and the responsibility of ensuring humanity survives this unbelievable event has been placed in the unprepared hands of single parent Amanda Hoyer and her twelve year old son, Jimmy. Lost in the unforgiving mountains of the Amatola, and up against a relentless military force led by the cold-hearted General Peterson, Amanda and Jimmy will have to dig deeper than ever before in order to find the courage to overcome the mounting odds! With Jimmy possibly the only thing standing between the world as we know it and total annihilation, Amanda has no choice but to ensure she protects him - at whatever cost! This December may be the last...

Temperate Zone

Temperate Zone is an edgy collection of poetry that takes a gritty look at the journey of personal growth. Likened to the development and aging of trees, each poem is woven together to take readers through the stages of Missing Rings, Whorls, Growth Rings. The journey continues on through Tea Leaves. Charged up and penned to stir the soul, these poems are far from the “sip a cup of tea” norm. Now that I have your attention, pull up a seat and settle in for an exhilarating journey through the Temperate Zone.

 

 

Stolen Moments

A series of short stories composed over the years, ranging from horror, to character studies, speculative fiction and a lot in between. ;-)

After the Flesh

Pursuing a serial killer becomes a life altering experience for Detective Veronica Sykes when it leads to the revelation of her cambion bloodline and plunges her into the world of dragons and demons. 

 

Demons are real. The revelation tilts the world of Chicago's homicide detective, Veronica Sykes. Learning she is a cambion, demon born, knocks it right off its axis.

 

Things go from bad to sideways when the demon she pursues turns the tables on her. With the help of Lachlan, a dragon liaison with the Predator Crime Unit, she uncovers the demon's purpose… break his master out of hell.

 

To stop the demon, Veronica makes a bold move, but will her bravery force her into embracing her demon lineage or save her soul from the darkness within.

A Twin Story

Lori and Laurie are identical twins, who accidentally meet for the first time twenty-two years after being separated at birth. Upon making this shocking discovery, they make a decision that will alter the course of their destinies forever.

"A Twin Story" is an unconventional tale of sisterhood, secrets, and the outrageous consequences of one impulsive choice.

The Resurrection of Gideon

Vampire Gideon Gower was a monster. Ruthless, bloodthirsty, and violent. A swift and brutal death awaiting anyone who happened to cross his path. He existed this way for centuries, until a shocking encounter in the 1930s left him reliving heartbreaking memories of loved ones long dead, touching on a pain that he hadn't allowed himself to feel for three hundred and seventy years.

 

Fast forward to 2018.

 

Eighty-five years have now passed and Gideon hasn't preyed on a single human since that night, instead choosing to feed off of animals in the Everglades and hiding away in a small house in Miami. But the quiet of his self-imposed isolation is shattered by the unexpected appearance of Meegan, a beautiful woman from his grisly past who's determined to return him to the fiend he once was. As Meegan attempts to drag him back down into bloody temptation, Gideon has to decide. With the man and the raging beast within pulling him in two different directions at once, does he continue to fight his instincts or allow the baser, darker part to take over once again, the latter tremendously more appealing.

Eventually Gideon finds purpose in newly forged friendship and rediscovered family, but when a gruesome murder committed by Meegan during Prohibition comes back to haunt her ninety years later, threatening not only exposure for Gideon and herself, but the safety of his family as well, Gideon must do everything he can to protect them. Even if it means unleashing the side that he's tried to keep caged for eight and a half decades.

The question is, can he close that door again once it's opened? Gideon is willing to take that chance. For them. But at what cost to himself?

Tortum: A Modernization of Old World Fables

Tales of the old world brought back to life. Tortum gathers a series of short stories that explore fables and legends from around the world. From Czechoslovakia to Japan, Norway to Nepal, rediscover the mysteries of fables from every corner of the world as they are brought back to modern society with dark and horrifying new twists.

And I Remembered

The suicide attempt was supposed to be the end for Elisabeth. Instead, it was yet another beginning for her, but it forced her to look back at every event in the previous five years that had brought her to this point.

Miami was a light, carefree, airy place where Elisabeth thought she had found herself, and found someone else, a professional hockey player who was starting his own adult life - just like she was. Until it took a grave turn.

Chicago was dark and lonely, a place where Elisabeth wanted to find herself, but lost herself. 

Jumping into the ocean forced her to consider what direction she decided to go in next. But it also helped Elisabeth understand how she grew, struggled and nearly gave up. And how she had to put it all back together.

The Gulmohur Tales

East meets west in these tales of honor, intrigue and humor as the lives of everyday characters intersect only to become inextricably intertwined. The result is a tapestry celebrating one humanity.

1. Hooghly's Child
A young member of a growing Indian resistance finds himself and his toddler stalked by assassins in 1876 Calcutta as a Swedish couple seeks distraction from a sorrow that unites them.

2. The Appointment
It is 1987 and seven-year-old Niyaz has the chance to emigrate to America. The future holds endless possibilities.

3. Bus To Triplicane
John Perry and his local guide, Asif, take a bus ride in the Madras metropolis of South India. John runs into a spot of trouble.

4. A Mall Encounter
Vinod Belchada sees the killer of his parents in a shopping mall, or so he imagines.

5. Lunch On Lower Wacker
Little Zeenat makes a trip to the mosque downtown to join her Girl Scout troop in packing lunches for the homeless. She has a heart-warming experience as she gives away the last of the lunches.

6. The Wager
Young India is finding its voice in this little story set in 1904. William Mortimer makes a wager with his wife, but the Indian boys he engages to win his bet have a wager of their own.

7. A Change Of Heart
A suicide bomber in a Chicago cafe has a change of heart, but his plan is set in motion and his body is trained to execute. 

8. Living
Age and mental illness have taken their toll on a veteran, but he still recognizes love and service when he sees it.

9. The Sound Of Bangles
Matthew Lambton is robbed of his merchandise and left wounded on a dirt road in 1763 Agra, India. A sweet village girl takes him to her home where Lambton matches wits with the girl's grandmother and finds himself at a loss for words.

10. For Here Or To Go
A young and bright programmer experiences the stresses of American acculturation on his first day in the States.

The Wild Silk

Evangeline Ever had little say in her life. Even at 24, her overbearing father, Evander Ever also known as Valiant, the leader of the Core Alliance, a group of superheroes set to protect Wonder City, crosses her boundaries in the name of protecting her. A celebrity, and icon, Evangeline played the part of the Alliance's darling and the tabloids ate it up.

When her father is kidnapped, Evan receives a message her father previously recorded message meant for his former protege Sebastian Steel, known as the most calculating Aberrant in Wonder City. The message said if Valiant was taken, Sebastian would know by whom. There was just one problem. 

Sebastian Steel wanted Valiant dead. 

What's a girl to do? Kidnap a dangerous villian, of course.

Sebastian Steel wanted Valiant dead. But not yet. Not without his amplifier. It'd been stripped from him when Valiant betrayed him. No one gets amplifiers in the Coliseum. Tucked safely inside the Vault where overpowered weapons were caged, he knew the only way to get it was during the Vault party, an extravagant event held yearly when they opened the Vault (after the party of course).

If he could just find an invitation. Crashing it would just cause a fight with some very high supers, least of all Valiant. 

Melony Mooney just wanted freedom. Aberrant Alliance, call her allergic instead. When a Forcer catches her in North Wonder after curfew, she's thrown into the Coliseum, a macabre entertainment center. She's gifted a 5 days sentence for unlawful use of her power. After training, they'd throw a Noose around her neck and control her every move, her every action.

Her greatest fear come to life. 

Adrian Alec needed to disappear. After his father causes a traumatic event trying to unlock Adrian's power, Adrian fakes his death to hide from his father. He had to protect himself. He had to protect her. So he takes a job as a Forcer at the Coliseum with a masterful healing device unlike any other used to heal performers after their acts. Things got... messy sometimes. 

When Adrian sees Melony fighting the Forcers, her overcharge power making her more aggressive, more powerful, he feared he wouldn't stay dead much longer. 

Ghost

Life was simple, until I kidnapped her.

Ghost. The name of a man who is known for his ability to do the impossible. Of course, a hitman of his caliber is hard to find and his skills do not come cheap. Ghost has trained himself to be cold. A necessity when eliminating his victims. Take a job, complete it, get paid. Nothing more. Do as you're told. He has been successful with every hit he was assigned. When living in this hellhole some call a town, a man finds him and asks Ghost for his services. Accepted. First target, a girl. Heiress to the White family. Easy. A simple hit. This girl, that when he puts the gun to her head, intrigues him more than she should. He hesitates. What to do? Follow orders? Or take the first step down a road that could destroy him?

*If you do not wish to wait for the full story, "Ghost" is available for sale at your favorite eBook retailer

2017 Short Story Contest Finalists

This is a monthly series featuring the finalists of our 2017 Channillo Short Story Contest. The stories will be released in random order as follows.

"Last Man to Die" by Rudy Koshar

"The Trail" by Melissa Algood

"Versions of You" by Joe Prosit (3rd Place)

"The County Fair" by Sasha Lauren (1st Place)

"Draw the Other One" by Adam Cook

"Presence" by Rudy Koshar

"The Wish" by Jae Mazer (2nd Place)

"Seconds" by Chance Webb

"Bacia" by Isabelle Reid

"Rum and Tears" by Simon A.C. Martin

"Reunion" by Melissa Algood

The Last Minuters

When recent divorcee Margaret Ayinger decides to end her life, she wants to go out in style.  For those who have done their homework and for whom money is no object there is only one place for that: The Precipice Hotel.  Like a hospice for the terminally eccentric, it has stood for over a hundred years in a region plagued by yearly forest fires.  Upon arrival, Margaret finds the old place nothing like what was advertised. 

Oh sure, the staff are friendly.  And the food?  Positively four star!  Something about it though just doesn't sit well with her.  For instance, the people who randomly swan dive from their balconies late at night, the impossible thing living in her bedroom, and the automatons in black body stockings roaming the halls.  Oh, and the purple monster named Fred who lives in the gorge.  

Code of Silence

Uncle Louie thinks he is a gangster and his rare visits are punctuated with his infamous “let me tell you a story.”   For most families Thanksgiving Dinner is about family and the food, maybe a game of football in the front yard and of course pumpkin pie. When Uncle Louie and Dad get together it’s all about tales of their dysfunctional family history. This visit he gets drunk and I am recruited to cart him over to Jersey to pick up his girlfriend and get both of them back to New York City in his 1967 Camaro affectionately known as Betty.  

Can You Hear Me Now?

Can You Hear Me Now?

They call it The Rocket, this streetcar, but nothing could be further from the truth. It’s a slow boat, a barge on its way down the Limpopo, steamy in summer; in winter, gritty underfoot and rank with the smell of wet wool. On rainy days the windows blur and water from boots and umbrellas pools on the dirty floor.

On this long, long journey across the city I’m with you, though you don’t know me. You’re talking on your phone. About your mother, your date last night, what you want for dinner. Or maybe you’re talking about your next court date, your drug problem, your divorce. Your recent sexual enlightenment, the pain in your leg (or your heart) that won’t go away. Can you hear me now, you ask, when your phone cuts out for a second. You’re not talking to me.

But I hear you. I’m listening. Here are some of the stories you’ve told me.

 

Moon House

Moon House reveals the deadly legacy of the CIA's MK Ultra mind control experiments. The story follows the determined and demented exploits of two sociopathic CIA agents: Robert Grady and Adam Holybear. In their mad quest to realize the agency's goal of perfecting mind control, they stop at nothing to succeed—even if it means defying orders to cease and desist.

We also meet the people who Grady and Holybear use as subjects for their unfettered experimentation. These unfortunate souls are ripped away from their regular lives, to be plunged into a distorted nightmare world where reality means nothing.

Some victims of MK Ultra may survive by pure luck or sheer force of will, while the minds of others break under the strain. All of them will struggle to escape from a top-secret facility hidden under a rundown shack in the West Virginia mountains...a place so removed from the outside world that it might as well be on the moon...

Warning: this series contains adult content.

The Last First Date

Beth Mulligan is single and kinda, maybe, possibly, ready to mingle. The recently divorced English teacher is all set to spend her summer relaxing and repairing her broken heart, but her friends and family have other plans. Her best friend Jen sets her up on one awkward blind date after another. Her well-meaning brother tries to hook her up with some of his friends. Even her dad suggests she sign up for a dating app.

As Beth spends the summer meeting and going out with new guys, her dates don’t always go as planned. In fact, most of the dates are awkward, comical, and downright disappointing. Still, once Beth gets back into the dating game, she’s hopeful that the next guy is the right guy and that their first date… will be her last first date.

The Moon is Crying

What monsters lurk in your mind? Why does The Hollow One wait? Who made the stars dance?

The Moon is Crying is a collection of contemplative microfiction with a touch of magic. Stories are bite-sized (under 1,000 words) and aim to explore the depths of human nature. Elements of fantasy and horror may be included.

The Moon is Crying is a Channillo for Charity series.

Standup

Erin’s sister has been kidnapped on the eve of her wedding. Her estranged parents accuse her, her relatives harass her, her best friend is acting weird. The only person she can trust is the groom’s young brother. Together they search for the missing couple… and now the kidnappers are targeting her.

Everyday Adventures

What if you could be a different person every day? A sister with a ghost for a brother, the last human left on Earth, or a fugitive on the run from boarding school. Everyday Adventures is a collection of micro fiction and short stories that explore multiple genres and the art of story telling. 

Legend of Alrum

Since he was a child, Alex Sith has vowed to one day slay the king of Alrum and avenge the death of his father. Now as a young man Alex leads a group of outlaws as he exacts his revenge by raiding villages and attacking innocent people, all in an attempt to force King Mana off of the throne. After years of evading capture, and taking his revenge out on the citizens of the kingdom, Alex finally meets his match in the form of a new type of challenge. A challenge he's not prepared for, the heart, of princess Kiaya.

The Billionaire Heartbreaker

An island in the Caribbean Sea, is home for Mia, who lives and works as her ancestors did on the Mangrove Mills estate. Abandoned as a baby by her mother, the scars refuse to heal. Secretly designing displays of the island’s flora for the high society, her success could be compromised by the new boss of the estate.

Luke Taylor or ‘The Billionaire Heartbreaker’ as he’s known in the media, is not all that he portrays. Emotionally crippled by his parent’s death, like Mia, he has to learn to face loss and pain and open up to love.

NB; New chapters are added on the 14th and 28th of each month. 

Champion's Rising

An epic coming of age fantasy filled with action, adventure and magic, set in a world filled with dragons, demons, and all sorts of epic creatures of legend.

“Prince Snarmis is a giant of a man, one of the strongest in the kingdom of Psykoria. But although he towers above his peers, Snarmis’s skill at fighting fails to impress his father, whose approval he seeks. His close friend Celtor, leader of a mysterious and hermetic group of forest-dwellers, advises him to seek help from werewolves. Before he sets off, Serenity, a young, enthusiastic and naïve member of the tribe, pleads with him to take her with him to give her a taste of life beyond the forest.

He is giving Serenity a tour of Psykoria’s capital, when the country is invaded by the daemons – terrifying, blood-thirsty monsters set only on death and destruction. Snarmis realises he must become a great warrior or die in the attempt, and accept help from anyone willing to offer it – including Serenity.”

The Extra-Terrestrial Toilet

Larry and his alien buddy, Nittix, travel through the universe in a time-travelling bathroom going from one misadventure to the next.

But, what mysterious power had put these two unlikely travelers together, and what is the purpose of the tests they endure?

Written in the humorous style of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.

There are currently 25 chapters in this series to date.

This series is COMPLETE.

Cover design by Melody Simmons.

 

 

LILY'S SECOND CHANCE

As her dementia symptoms progress, Jenna Kiely begins writing letters from her bed in a nursing home to her niece Lily Robinson, relaying the tales of her harsh life growing up on the South Side of Chicago during the thirties and forties.

Jenna recounts the deaths of many loved ones including the racially motivated murder of her boyfriend. Later she must watch as her sister slowly becomes controlled by her fiancé. In her attempts to avenge the crimes committed against her loved ones, Jenna commits a crime so heinous, she begs for Lily’s forgiveness before she dies.

Seventeen years later, Jaymi Robinson has just moved from Los Angeles to Chicopee, California after the deaths of her Grandma Lily and her father. During the move, she discovers her Great-Great-Aunt Jenna Kiely's letters and quickly sees the parallels between the life of her aunt and her own. With the help of her best friend, Jaymi discovers that she is her Great-Great-Aunt reincarnated. She then realizes that she must use the letters if she is to stop tragic past events from reoccurring in her lifetime. Problem is, while they share the same soul, their lifetimes couldn't be more different.

The Days Beyond

When Lionel Hesse awakes next to the body of his dead wife, Jackie, bleeding profusely from a knife wound, he has no idea how he got there or what happened! Accused of her murder, and suffering from amnesia which covers a two and a half year period, he escapes from police custody after an assassination attempt on his life goes wrong! On the run from both the law and an unknown and sinister enemy, he finds himself teaming up with a strange woman. He has to prove his innocence and find those guilty of his wife's murder! He soon discovers that everyone he cares about is in danger, and when they start dying around him, he realizes he has to fight back! However time is running out, and as the truth about his missing past is slowly uncovered, he soon realizes that time, and a strange metal object he nicknames "The Eye" may be his only ally! Set in modern day South Africa, this rollercoaster of an adventure will entertain, frighten and have you cheering the unlikely hero as he transcends the boundaries of time in an effort to clear his name and save his loved ones!

Baby's Breath

     A sadistic madman has taken over a daycare.

     In one classroom, a single mom, wounded, goes into labor, so afraid her baby will be born before the police can rescue them.  Then, the gunman will know she, and her precious, unborn child, are alive.  In hard labor, she is trying to be as still, and as quiet, as she can be.

     Another teacher, who has ties to the gunman, hopes, and prays, she can talk him down before he hurts anyone else, especially their son, also in the daycare.  

     The last other surviving adult, a fellow teacher, is held hostage with the rest of the surviving children, in the common room, holding out hope she, and the children, will survive, with no more bloodshed.

     As the small, close-knit town hears of all this, parents, family, and friends gather outside, with police, and SWAT teams, to pray, and comfort each other, wondering, and hoping their loved ones are not among the dead inside.

*Contains graphic language and violence.  

Machinery of Man

Explore this exciting new story by the author of The Everything Factor (2014)

 Everything we've known is wrong! ​Prepare for a truth that will shake humanity to its core!

Machinery of Man follows Doug Vasiter's visit to the hamlet of Bandigan Bay as he oversees the production of a new Denathynol plant. Denathynol is a revolutionary new fuel source mixing minimal amounts of oil with natural materials found in the soils surrounding meteor impact zones.

Though the project can provide much needed employment to Bandigan Bay residents, while also serving as the first step in extending mankind's warranty on Earth amid our impending energy crisis, there also exists a sect of people aggressively  and strangely opposed to any new development.

A series of seemingly odd, "abort" messages across modern day technological devices, peculiar acts of vandalism and mysteriously cold, detached people all culminate in a mind bending truth.

Everything that people have regarded as facts about who and what we are as a species, where we come from, and the evolution of life itself, will be completely rewritten.

The truth will either set everyone free, or destroy everything in the process.

One man's passionate project, designed to be socially and environmentally responsible, will end up being the very thing that the fate of our entire universe rest upon.

The Vice Sutra

The Vice Sutra is the story of Alex, a young man whose lies and base drives lead him on a journey through hidden sub-cultures and the world of day spa hopefuls searching for beauty. Along the way he must confront his father’s con-man legacy, shifting moral philosophy, a young woman who sparkles with new-age belief, and Dolly Harness, a self-styled Desire Educator who pushes him to follow his desires to an end. His story examines the constructs of belief and want, the power of words, and whether it is possible to emerge as a new creature through a drastic physical change.

Throughout the novel the reader must answer whether or not Alex will go through with his rebirth, if secrets are the only true power in the world, and if the words they hold dear deserve their devotion. It is a story of loss and redemption.

This novel is meant for readers interested in the existential questions raised by an increasingly impersonal world, and those who want to explore where desire and reality intersect. As this novel moves from the serious to the absurd often, the ideal reader for this book would be one who appreciates both Foucault and John Waters equally.

Friday the Furteenth

Michael Myers. Jason Voorhees. Leatherface. Freddy Krueger. The pantheon of slashers is getting a new member: The Beaver. 

She's rabid, angry, and loose in an over-65 community. Who will live? Who will die? Come back next month to find out. 

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Passion, betrayal, and obsession catapult Dr. David Solomon, his wife Shoshanah, and their best friend, her boss, John Balfour, across turbulent seas, continents, and history. The Solomon Passages is the three-novel saga of an unconditional love that transcends the pain, anger, and bitterness of the hearts, trust, and faith broken by tragic loss, selfishness, and pride. It is an epic journey of revelation,...View Series


What’s it like for a woman working in IT? Kay has been struggling to answer that question for years. Does it mean that she’s often the only woman in the room? Yes. Does it mean she offers a perspective that no one else has? Yes. Does it mean she’s listened to because of her unique take on things? -- hold that thought. As Kay navigates her career and figures out what feminism truly looks...View Series


Eight years ago, Sera Storme was forced to give up her baby daughter, Lani, for safekeeping. On the run from the Trillium criminal organization, she became a bounty hunter and mercenary for hire, taking jobs where she could, staying low-key. 

On her most dangerous assignment yet, she and Lani are reunited. Sera Storme is a hotheaded bounty hunter, a crack shot and a master of unarmed combat....View Series



Ask anyone in Eagle Valley, Virginia, and they’ll be happy to tell you the history of their little town. After all, it’s a fascinating story. Way back in the 1700s, some of the town’s bravest young men marched off to fight in the Revolutionary War. Later, Eagle Valley’s mill brought the American Dream right to their doorsteps. During the Civil War, families were split between staying...View Series


The year is 1615. In a Benedictine convent in Northern France a woman named Mary Seton, who was once lady-in-waiting to Mary, Queen of Scots is nearing the end of her life. 

She wants to tell you her story. 

 

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Whose bones lie in Caroline’s grave?

A mysterious drowning. A dead person seen alive. A secret society reviving ancient rites. Rumours of smuggling, espionage and betrayal.

When a handsome stranger asks Jayne for help, her quest takes her to Greece where a web of lies, intrigue, and jealousy is soon laid bare. 

But how can Jayne unravel the intrigue of her...View Series



This is a monthly series featuring the 12 finalists of our 2015 Channillo Short Story Contest. The stories will be released in random order as follows.

"Green Means Stop" by Opher Goodwin    

"Under the Cover of Dreams" by Lynn Forest

"Beverage Therapy" by Eliza Leone

"The Scar" by Tom Farr

"The Slush...View Series



This series is the complete first part of a novel, Chrysalis and Clan, that is due to be published in March 2017.

*This series contains explicit content, and some trigger warnings. Please be aware it is not for everyone.*

 

There is a war festering that threatens life as we know it, but it is a war we will never see. It is cloaked beneath the skin of our loved ones,...View Series



An only child, unloved and unwanted by his parents, Colin Bailey is a bitter, emotionally damaged young man, hell bent on exacting revenge on anyone who has stopped him becoming the person he believes he was destined to be. What sets Colin apart is his intellect and meticulous planning. Detective Phil Hounsell pursues his man relentlessly, while trying to avoid the small town in which he works sliding further...View Series


From an amazing discovery in the jungles of the Amazon, to the serene mountain village of Hogsback in South Africa, something deadly has been unleashed, and the responsibility of ensuring humanity survives this unbelievable event has been placed in the unprepared hands of single parent Amanda Hoyer and her twelve year old son, Jimmy. Lost in the unforgiving mountains of the Amatola, and up against a relentless...View Series


Temperate Zone is an edgy collection of poetry that takes a gritty look at the journey of personal growth. Likened to the development and aging of trees, each poem is woven together to take readers through the stages of Missing Rings, Whorls, Growth Rings. The journey continues on through Tea Leaves. Charged up and penned to stir the soul, these poems are far from the “sip a...View Series


A series of short stories composed over the years, ranging from horror, to character studies, speculative fiction and a lot in between. ;-)

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Pursuing a serial killer becomes a life altering experience for Detective Veronica Sykes when it leads to the revelation of her cambion bloodline and plunges her into the world of dragons and demons. 

 

Demons are real. The revelation tilts the world of Chicago's homicide detective, Veronica Sykes. Learning she is a cambion, demon born, knocks it right...View Series



Lori and Laurie are identical twins, who accidentally meet for the first time twenty-two years after being separated at birth. Upon making this shocking discovery, they make a decision that will alter the course of their destinies forever.

"A Twin Story" is an unconventional tale of sisterhood, secrets, and the outrageous consequences of one impulsive choice.

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Vampire Gideon Gower was a monster. Ruthless, bloodthirsty, and violent. A swift and brutal death awaiting anyone who happened to cross his path. He existed this way for centuries, until a shocking encounter in the 1930s left him reliving heartbreaking memories of loved ones long dead, touching on a pain that he hadn't allowed himself to feel for three hundred and seventy years.

 

Fast...View Series



Tales of the old world brought back to life. Tortum gathers a series of short stories that explore fables and legends from around the world. From Czechoslovakia to Japan, Norway to Nepal, rediscover the mysteries of fables from every corner of the world as they are brought back to modern society with dark and horrifying new twists.

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The suicide attempt was supposed to be the end for Elisabeth. Instead, it was yet another beginning for her, but it forced her to look back at every event in the previous five years that had brought her to this point.

Miami was a light, carefree, airy place where Elisabeth thought she had found herself, and found someone else, a professional hockey player who was starting his own...View Series



East meets west in these tales of honor, intrigue and humor as the lives of everyday characters intersect only to become inextricably intertwined. The result is a tapestry celebrating one humanity.

1. Hooghly's Child
A young member of a growing Indian resistance finds himself and his toddler stalked by assassins in 1876 Calcutta as a Swedish couple seeks distraction...View Series



Evangeline Ever had little say in her life. Even at 24, her overbearing father, Evander Ever also known as Valiant, the leader of the Core Alliance, a group of superheroes set to protect Wonder City, crosses her boundaries in the name of protecting her. A celebrity, and icon, Evangeline played the part of the Alliance's darling and the tabloids ate it up.

When her father is kidnapped,...View Series



Life was simple, until I kidnapped her.

Ghost. The name of a man who is known for his ability to do the impossible. Of course, a hitman of his caliber is hard to find and his skills do not come cheap. Ghost has trained himself to be cold. A necessity when eliminating his victims. Take a job, complete it, get paid. Nothing more. Do as you're told. He has been successful with every hit he was...View Series



This is a monthly series featuring the finalists of our 2017 Channillo Short Story Contest. The stories will be released in random order as follows.

"Last Man to Die" by Rudy Koshar

"The Trail" by Melissa Algood

"Versions of You" by Joe Prosit (3rd Place)

"The County Fair" by Sasha Lauren (1st Place)

"Draw...View Series



When recent divorcee Margaret Ayinger decides to end her life, she wants to go out in style.  For those who have done their homework and for whom money is no object there is only one place for that: The Precipice Hotel.  Like a hospice for the terminally eccentric, it has stood for over a hundred years in a region plagued by yearly forest fires.  Upon arrival, Margaret finds the old place...View Series


Uncle Louie thinks he is a gangster and his rare visits are punctuated with his infamous “let me tell you a story.”   For most families Thanksgiving Dinner is about family and the food, maybe a game of football in the front yard and of course pumpkin pie. When Uncle Louie and Dad get together it’s all about tales of their dysfunctional family history. This visit he gets drunk...View Series


Can You Hear Me Now?

They call it The Rocket, this streetcar, but nothing could be further from the truth. It’s a slow boat, a barge on its way down the Limpopo, steamy in summer; in winter, gritty underfoot and rank with the smell of wet wool. On rainy days the windows blur and water from boots and umbrellas pools on the dirty floor.

On this long, long...View Series



Moon House reveals the deadly legacy of the CIA's MK Ultra mind control experiments. The story follows the determined and demented exploits of two sociopathic CIA agents: Robert Grady and Adam Holybear. In their mad quest to realize the agency's goal of perfecting mind control, they stop at nothing to succeed—even if it means defying orders to cease and desist.

We...View Series



Beth Mulligan is single and kinda, maybe, possibly, ready to mingle. The recently divorced English teacher is all set to spend her summer relaxing and repairing her broken heart, but her friends and family have other plans. Her best friend Jen sets her up on one awkward blind date after another. Her well-meaning brother tries to hook her up with some of his friends. Even her dad suggests she sign up for...View Series




Erin’s sister has been kidnapped on the eve of her wedding. Her estranged parents accuse her, her relatives harass her, her best friend is acting weird. The only person she can trust is the groom’s young brother. Together they search for the missing couple… and now the kidnappers are targeting her.

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What if you could be a different person every day? A sister with a ghost for a brother, the last human left on Earth, or a fugitive on the run from boarding school. Everyday Adventures is a collection of micro fiction and short stories that explore multiple genres and the art of story telling. 

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Since he was a child, Alex Sith has vowed to one day slay the king of Alrum and avenge the death of his father. Now as a young man Alex leads a group of outlaws as he exacts his revenge by raiding villages and attacking innocent people, all in an attempt to force King Mana off of the throne. After years of evading capture, and taking his revenge out on the citizens of the kingdom, Alex finally meets his...View Series


An island in the Caribbean Sea, is home for Mia, who lives and works as her ancestors did on the Mangrove Mills estate. Abandoned as a baby by her mother, the scars refuse to heal. Secretly designing displays of the island’s flora for the high society, her success could be compromised by the new boss of the estate.

Luke Taylor or ‘The Billionaire Heartbreaker’ as he’s known...View Series



An epic coming of age fantasy filled with action, adventure and magic, set in a world filled with dragons, demons, and all sorts of epic creatures of legend.

“Prince Snarmis is a giant of a man, one of the strongest in the kingdom of Psykoria. But although he towers above his peers, Snarmis’s skill at fighting fails to impress his father, whose approval he seeks. His...View Series



Larry and his alien buddy, Nittix, travel through the universe in a time-travelling bathroom going from one misadventure to the next.

But, what mysterious power had put these two unlikely travelers together, and what is the purpose of the tests they endure?

Written in the humorous style of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.

There are currently 25 chapters in this series...View Series



As her dementia symptoms progress, Jenna Kiely begins writing letters from her bed in a nursing home to her niece Lily Robinson, relaying the tales of her harsh life growing up on the South Side of Chicago during the thirties and forties.

Jenna recounts the deaths of many loved ones including the racially motivated murder of her boyfriend. Later she must watch as her sister slowly becomes...View Series



When Lionel Hesse awakes next to the body of his dead wife, Jackie, bleeding profusely from a knife wound, he has no idea how he got there or what happened! Accused of her murder, and suffering from amnesia which covers a two and a half year period, he escapes from police custody after an assassination attempt on his life goes wrong! On the run from both the law and an unknown and sinister enemy, he finds...View Series


     A sadistic madman has taken over a daycare.

     In one classroom, a single mom, wounded, goes into labor, so afraid her baby will be born before the police can rescue them.  Then, the gunman will know she, and her precious, unborn child, are alive.  In hard labor, she is trying to be as still, and as quiet, as she can be.

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​Explore this exciting new story by the author of The Everything Factor (2014)

 Everything we've known is wrong! ​Prepare for a truth that will shake humanity to its core!

Machinery of Man follows Doug Vasiter's visit to the hamlet of Bandigan Bay as he oversees the production of a new...View Series



The Vice Sutra is the story of Alex, a young man whose lies and base drives lead him on a journey through hidden sub-cultures and the world of day spa hopefuls searching for beauty. Along the way he must confront his father’s con-man legacy, shifting moral philosophy, a young woman who sparkles with new-age belief, and Dolly Harness, a self-styled Desire Educator who pushes him to follow his desires...View Series


Michael Myers. Jason Voorhees. Leatherface. Freddy Krueger. The pantheon of slashers is getting a new member: The Beaver. 

She's rabid, angry, and loose in an over-65 community. Who will live? Who will die? Come back next month to find out. 

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