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Fantasy

The Warlock Case Files

It's tough being a warlock in Washington, DC. Magic doesn't pay the bills, and sometimes you have to take on other jobs. 

I'm Dafydd Smith, and I'm a warlock. No, not the "sold my soul to the devil" type warlock. The "male witch" kind. (Everyone gets those confused, so don't feel bad.) 

One day I'm minding my own business, heading out for a bite to eat after a hard day exorcising ghosts, when I run into a vampire. Yeah, you heard that right. A vampire. With his fangs in some guy's neck. It was kind of sexy and scary all at the same time. 

What did I do? Well, read on, and I'll tell you how I got rid of a ghost haunting a vampire. And if you enjoy that one, there will be more stories. Hanging around with a vampire appears bring on all sorts of supernatural stuff. Who would have thought it?

You might be wondering about this new book, Buried But Not Gone, that'e been posted recently. It's not about me, but it is about another warlock who lives in the DC area. He ends up being a buddy of mine, and I do have a guest starring role in his story. I hope you like him as much as you like me.

This series has been on haitus, but it's back. Apparently the woman who writes about me has figured out how to juggle writing and a day job. So check out my newest adventure, The Case of the Collapsing Building!

Apologies, reader, but I'm going to have to move to an every other week update schedule. I've been sick and just started grad school, which has messed with my writing schedule. Until I get back on track, I want to make things a bit easier on myself.

Cover Image Credit: Captblack76 | Dreamstime.com - Vampire Portrait Photo

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. 

Arcamira

When the elfin princess, Atalanta, is snatched from her palace and a vampire crashes a ball at the human castle, all of Arcamira is on high alert. 

To uphold their alliance with the elves and to satisfy their desire for adventure, the young human royals, Andromeda, Felicity, Michael, and Andrew, set out with a search party to find Atalanta.

The young warriors quickly find themselves facing down a monster unlike anything they've ever seen before. The vampires and werewolves they thought were nearly extinct are rising up under the banner of Tyrannus, a hybrid of the two fearsome species. He's raising an army in a campaign to rid Arcamira of humans and elves, and it's up to the young royals and the friends they meet along the way to stop him.

Vlad the Conqueror

Set in the majestic Carpathian Mountains, this epic features Wallachian Prince Vlad Tepes (Vlad the Impaler) as he defends Transylvania against the invading Ottoman Empire.  In the midst of the struggle, he meets the stunning Willomina, his future queen.

However, treachery abounds, from the wealthy merchants of his own kingdom to greedy former allies, and even Vlad's own family cannot be trusted.  Against overwhelming odds his small army begins to push back the invaders, only to have personal tragedy lead Vlad into a downward spiral that results in his damnation and begins his dark journey as the historic Count Dracula.

There are currently 32 chapters in this series to date.

Cover design by Melody Simmons.

Inside Samuel

Samuel's mother always knew there was something different about him. Now that he's getting a little older, the world is about to find out just how different he actually is. A tense and provocative page-turner, one child's story will challenge reality and threaten to up-end the lives of everyone who discovers what's Inside Samuel.

Short Fiction by Dragon Authors

Two of our short stories are now right here, in their entirety. Pop in, read them at your leisure, and then feel free to pop back out while we're away working on our full-length fiction, coming soon! (So that subscription is free again to try something else. Consider it our gift to you!)

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Enjoy!

- Erin Michelle Sky & Steven Brown, Dragon Authors
- August 22, 2015

Channillo Stories:

ON HOLY GROUND - Knowing the secret behind the magic changes everything...

MOOCHI'S LEGACY - Originally published in the Hugo-nominated Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine

Untested

On the day the riders came to town, they kidnapped Kella and brought her to Lord Perrin’s keep. To win her freedom, she must cure Perrin’s son from the magic poisoning his blood. Where Kella is from, it is dangerous if people find out that you are a magic-user. That’s why she and her mother had never settled in one spot for long—as soon as rumors started circulating about her abilities, she had to disappear fast. She never learned how to properly use her gifts. But at Perrin's keep she meets Taroy, who is tasked with guarding against her escape. He wants to protect her and keep her safe, but Kella is on her own when it comes to the magic that must be worked. In a race against time, Kella begins her journey to master the magic within and save Perrin's son—despite her fear that she is just not good enough to perform such complicated magic. Untested is a fantasy story for young adults that follows a young woman's journey of discovering that believing in yourself is a magic of its own.

Book One—KIRINS: The Spell of No’an

A race of tiny magical beings lives on Earth today. They dwell in elaborate tree homes and mysterious underground sanctuaries. Because of an ancient dispute, humans are unaware of their hidden civilization.

They are kirins. 

For thousands of years they have lived in peace, but a deadly menace now threatens their existence. A party of daring explorers, led by the wise magician, Speckarin, is sent to destroy the evil lurking a continent and an ocean away. Failure of this mission would mean death to the voyagers and the entire kirin race. But their success will depend on aid from a truly unexpected source—human beings. 

Fly with these adventurers and witness today’s world as it has never before been seen. You will find yourself looking to the skies for this mystical race of beings, because maybe, just maybe…

YouTube Trailer: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B_ZYI_wF-Vs

The Calamity

What if all the ancient stories about dragons were true?

Dauria was never one of the Elders, The Long Sleep wasn't her decision, but she stood by it as the best plan for the salvation of the Earth and its denizens. But when she's awakened from her millennia-long sleep by The Watchers, she has to make a choice:

If she lets The Watchers move forward with a plan to destroy humanity and take back their places in the world, she'll lose everything she once fought for. But she's only one dragon, and not even an Elder. What chance does she have of stopping them?

Moon's Heart: The Wayward Journey

Have you heard about the Heart of the Moon? About the immortal pirate? Or the murderer that saved the world? It’s the biggest story in Rediew, and it all started with a bottle...

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.  

Tales From Midhgardhur

Tales from Midhgardhur is a series that expands the stories of the world of Midhgardhur, setting of the novel The Saga of Asa Oathkeeper: A Midhgardhur Fantasy. The setting is a Norse fantasy world, and its stories are retellings of Norse mythology, or stories that put a fantasy spin on Norse history and legend and folktale, or completely original stories that share that setting. If you like fantasy, Vikings, shieldmaidens, Norse mythology, and the like, you'll love Tales of Midhgardhur!

New Orleans Supernatural Weekly

Following a series of unfathomable attacks, journalist Sayeva Reardon decides to publish a (bi)weekly news magazine revealing the true nature of New Orleans' less mundane community. She regularly reports on stories ranging from the best to the worst in the city's supernatural underground, covering every creature and species without prejudice. But not everyone appreciates Sayeva's efforts in bringing what had so long been hidden from human eyes to light, and she soon finds herself fighting and running from danger at every angle.

the nameless: book I

Creation. Betrayal. Immortality. WAR.

the nameless: book I
by Angelia Schultz

ABOUT THE SERIES

The thrilling YA Fantasy Fiction novel series prepares for the release of book II this fall, 2018. Now on Channillo.com

At the end of each chapter, leave your comments/notes/suggestions to the author, for the chance to influence the direction of this imaginative new novel series. Follow along to explore the origin of humankind's duality, and to ask yourself just how far you would go to reach either the epitome of revenge or the height of redemption.

ABOUT the nameless: book I

Have you ever felt as if you were meant for something more than your life has become? What if everything you thought you knew about who you are – and who your family is – vanished in an instant? Faced with options and unlimited power, who would you allow yourself to become?

This is Satya’s story. 

Until the morning of her 18th birthday, Satya lived a quiet, happy life nestled within the sheltering Redwoods of her childhood. After an unexpected admission from her father, a mysterious stranger comes to her door and offers her a gift she cannot refuse – the gift of her true identity and something completely unimaginable.

Thrust into the ageless battle between good and evil where no one is who they seem to be, Satya must choose between her life before and her future, between the one she loves and the one who loves her.  And she must face the truth about who she really is, no matter what it may cost her in the end.

Wilderhark Talettes

Spreading vast and ever watchful since before “once upon a time…”, the forest of Wilderhark has seen its share of magic, adventure, and truest love. Now, in these stories inspired by the reader-acclaimed Wilderhark Tales novellas, journey beyond the forest for tales never before told. Some faces and places may prove familiar. Others may be all-new.

The world of Wilderhark awaits. Go forth and be enchanted.

The Five Warriors

What if…

…your best friend started a rebellion in the middle of war?

…your lover awakened a deep evil and helped it grow?

…your people were too cowardly to face a battle?

…you stole an ancient power source?

…you gambled with the fate of the world?

Join the powerful warriors in the land for a fight to the death.

Now available on Amazon as an ebook and paperback. 

The Power Of Creatures

2168, the last human survivors have fled to a remote island in the Pacific Ocean. Jeffery Reid has received intel that a missile will end all human life tonight. As a last resort, Jeffery and his assistant Maria has sent futuristic items into the past to eight warriors, in the hope they can change the future.

Each warrior will come against a supernatural creature. It's down to them to change the future. Teamwork and communication are essential. They have the ability to pass items between time and space, but will this really help them?

A fight to save the world and the human race. Can changing the past really change the shape of the future? Or will the ending always remain the same? Fate is fate after all, right?

The Death of All Ghosts is set in 1692 during the Salem Witch Trials. Our main character, Lora, is a ghotamery (someone who can see, touch and talk to ghosts). The incantation to pass ghosts on to the other side no longer works, and ghosts are coming to her for help; but with the witch trials surrounding her, she'll have to be discreet and be careful of who she can trust.

Army of Zombies Dexteria is at war, her coven is severely outnumbered compared to the growing zombie army. How do you kill zombies on a mass scale?

Vampire Sovereign Vampire King, Callum Knight, has had the toughest few years, from being in the wrong place at the wrong time to learning vampire life to becoming the ruler of the UK & Ireland. Now people want his power, his reign. It's to kill or be killed. To be Vampire Sovereign he'll need to defeat Queen Rachelle of the USA & Canada. It's not as easy as it sounds.

The Hunt for the Truth James' wife and kids were murdered by werewolves, he is on the hunt to expose their existence. Is truth really worth it, especially when James and Rachel's test of friendship comes into play?

They Reap What They Sow is set on Ribald's home planet Beschala, three clans coexist in harmony. When fire and ice attack Beschala, it's down to Ribald to fight for his life and the future of humanity.

The Knowledge of Creatures It's been a long wait for Kate and Alex who has helped each hero with their mission, now it's their turn but are they up to the task? Can they really stop the extinction of the human race? 

Crossing the Streams

Non-human romance. Tarot-powered difference engines. The bureaucracy of the gate to Hell. These and more appear in this anthology of strange stories by Jeremy Zimmerman. This anthology collects five genre-bending tales from fantasy to steampunk to cyberpunk.

“I won’t spoil the ending, but I will offer that the imagery in this tale is so wonderful that the settings sometimes transported me away from the main character’s conflict. The scenes in this story, like Impressionist art, consist of ordinary subjects displayed in mesmerizingly vacillating light. Whereas I usually care most about plot and about character development, these descriptions were so robust that I would gladly read additional pages of Zimmerman’s work just to reimmerse myself in his language.”
– KJ Hannah Greenberg, Tangent, regarding “A Crazy Kind of Love”

“Unchained Melody is a sharp, beautiful blow to the heart. Zimmerman wrote a heroine who is recognizable; a woman who is defining herself, on her terms.”
– Lillian Cohen-Moore, author of The Imperial Companion, and Hatavat Chalom

Realms of Shadows

Most humans live their lives ignorant of the world around them, a world hidden within the shadows. The majority will live out their lives without ever catching a glimpse of this reality, but a few will find themselves waking up to it. In this world, mysterious creatures wonder about, fighting an ancient war from the dawn of time. Some of these beings seek to destroy humanity, others, seek to protect it. These are the stories of the few who find themselves thrown unwittingly into this new reality. 

Escaping the Hunt.

Escaping the Hunt is set amid a background of ongoing interspecies conflict.

Bali Sen is a Rataan, a small, rodent-like mammal living in a theocracy. For years, the Rataan have been at war with the Hooark, an avian race of hunters whose favored prey is Rataan. The war culminated in the Great Disasters: the flooding of an entire Rataan community and fires that consumed large numbers of Hooark nests and eggs and took the lives of adult Hooark.

Peace has recently been brokered between the two cultures, and the priesthoods of the deities worshipped by the Rataan and Hooark have been charged with maintaining and enforcing it. Bali has been chosen to become one of the enforcers, called Peacekeepers. To be accepted for this post, he must face a Hooark in single combat.

This is only the first of many hurdles Bali will face as he learns what is involved in serving as a Peacekeeper. Overcoming these hurdles will lead him to new friends, a mystery to solve, and a crisis of faith.

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.

Encounters

We all have secrets, but some of them are darker than others. Some of them have teeth.

There are hundreds carrying those secrets around us every day: a vampiric race living in the shadows, biding their time until the moment comes to make themselves known to the world. This race, the Silver, are as varied in their pleasures and vices as humanity. Through the millennia they colour our lives with fantasy, with romance, with wonder and with horror. 

So how well do you really know the people with whom you surround yourself? Your friends, your colleagues, acquaintances and lovers? And if you can't even be sure of them, then how can you ever trust a stranger to be what he appears?

Encounters is a series of short-story prequels to Josie Jaffrey's post-apocalyptic paranormal romance novels: the Solis Invicti quadrilogy (available on Amazon). 

Of Dragons, Trolls, and Fairytales

Albert Einstein wrote, "Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited, whereas imagination embraces the entire world..."

S. Thomas Summers, with poetry, teaches his reader how to access the imaginary world; he teaches us all to grasp the unseen magic that dwells within each of our shadows and the light that shines within the dark places between trees. Summers teaches us the importance of dragons and trolls and reminds us to walk through the world as children once again. 

The Hunter: Demonic uprising.

Azerius is a hunter. A slayer of those that lurk in the darkness. To those that know of him, he is the hunter. He is the thing that haunts the dreams of monsters and gods, alike. He is the ultimate protector of humanity, but to do so, comes at a price. Every battle is a fight for control… over himself.

In this particular hunt, Azerius is called to arms by his ally, Zero, to investigate an increase in demonic possession. The hunter finds himself in the frozen town of Terafal, where he must face a powerful evil in an unfamiliar environment.

To win this battle, Azerius must ally himself with an ancient species that he thought long extinct. Will a combined force of humanities protectors be able to stop the Demonic Uprising?

The Hunter- Demonic Uprising, is a tale of horror, action and survival, set in the same world as the now available novella: The Hunter- Monster within.

The Millennial Cycles: Menazia Reborn

HOSNAH, a powerful and magical woman from a mystical world, is birthing a child.  This child is fathered by a human, ABOA ELDAHAB, who was charmed and seduced by HOSNAH with her magical powers for this very purpose.  ABOA ELDAHAB since has died in an accident caused by a mysterious cult.  Once every thousand years, the protectors of earth must produce a human child to stand against evil.  If this child does not overcome the evil one, the earth will enter a thousand years of utter darkness and chaos ruled by the dark forces of evil from HOSNAH's mystical world.

That is the agreement between good and evil to keep the balance between them.  Earth holds many treasures of mystical qualities that are highly valueable to the evil races from HOSNAH's world.  While HOSNAH's people love earth because of the humans and animals which inhabit it, knowing their potential of good and qualities of love.  

Many thousands of years ago, good and evil lived on earth together.  While the evil forces desired to rule earth, the good only desired to protect the earth from them.  A war ensued and many magical beings were destroyed, both good and evil.  An agreement was made to keep the peace.  Once the conflict ended, either good or bad would inhabit earth and the other races would not be allowed on earth.  In earth's dark histories have been those few times that evil reigned.  Earth barely survived those dark days, with humanity suffering the most and nearly going extinct each time.

The end of the millennium has arrived and the time of conflict is at hand.  Not only is HOSNAH pregnant and bearing a son but another son is being born.  The evil one, MENAZIA, which HOSNAH'S son HADE will face.  

Kensei

Jamie Hattori’s alter ego, the masked hero Kensei, has been doing pretty well protecting her neighborhood from petty villains with her martial arts skills, her father’s katana, and a little help from the local spirits. But things get rough when the spirits start flaking out, the Goddess of Discord throws a few cursed apples, and an online gossip site siccs an angry football player on her. Then there’s her slipping grades, the vampire owls, and the cute roller derby chick looking for romance. And even worse, Jamie’s hero-hating mom is starting to get suspicious. Can Jamie defeat her mysterious nemesis without tearing her family apart? And more importantly, will she score her first kiss?
 

Kalika: Vol One

The streets are rough in O-Town, rougher for a woman than the places she grew up, but Kalika is no ordinary woman. At six foot five, schooled in martial arts and under the protection of a mysterious white wolf, she can handle herself.

Transformation.

Kalika has recreated herself. Minus a boyfriend and with a new name, she is ready for a new start, as the woman she was always meant to be.

Empowerment.

One night, self protection stops being the goal. Kalika makes a vow to take back the night for every woman in the city.

Destruction.

Kalika's desire for vengeance has grown out of control and out of proportion. She needs to stop before she endangers herself.

Artwork by Tori Boswell (2015)

We Take You Live to Moscow A Story of the Ark Project

A prequel of the Ark Project, discover how the Harbinger Plague from the novel "Wings of Silver and Blood" is discovered.

Walter Francis, news correspondent, is the first to break the story of the cybernetic smart virus calling itself Harbinger.  He will chase it half way around the world, following in its wake of murder and destruction to bring its message and warning to a species on the precipice of its own destruction.

Brutal Grace

When Rylee first wakes up to the fact that she has been repeating the same day over and over again with no memory of anything, she is certain of one thing; she wants out. But the world she escapes to is far from perfect. It's ruled by a nearly immortal race called the elohim, and their queen seems to be the cause of Rylee's memory loss and banishment. Rylee becomes convinced that she knows a secret about the queen and was silenced for her knowledge. With the help of her estranged husband, she only prays that she can remember the secret before its too late.

Redemption

Fierce and ruthless warriors, the Mé'Draak are revered throughout the land of Ilvania. But no one recognizes the truth. No one cares that they are slaves of the crown, sold to the College when they are young boys and tortured until the magic within them surges in retaliation.

Huddled in the shadows, Jae watches while one of the Mé'Draak brands his cellmate as a slave before viciously dragging him from the room. Feeling the weight of the metal collar around his neck, Jae is left alone to contemplate his own fate. Will the afternoon session finally Break him? Will it kill him? Or will he end up like the boy, a helpless pawn neither living nor dead?

Offensive Driving

Jamie Hattori, who fights crime as Kensei, is not the only superhero in her neighborhood. Traffic Enforcer is an obsessed vigilante with a grudge against vehicular crimes. When a demon-possessed car begins terrorizing her neighborhood, Jamie is torn between protecting her neighborhood, maintaining her school responsibilities, and protecting the neighborhood from the other "hero."

The Skyscar

After death, a condemned soul may find itself in a new form: as a demon on one of the many hells.

These dismal worlds are home to demonic overlords and other lurking horrors, all locked in a constant battle to gain power over the Skyscar, the mortal dimension and Earth itself.

Corruption and torture are common practice in the demonic worlds, even when there is little to be contested. However, when an item of real value becomes available, it is only a matter of time before war breaks out.

Alchemy

Leticia Sarabi is adjusting to being back at home after having left as a teen.  Time has not stood still in her absence. The boy she loved all her life is a grown man with a wife, and her own family is much smaller than it was after the death of her grandfather. Her childhood nightmares have returned to haunt her, and Leticia is realizing that all those that surround her are not as they seem.

Andalucia Rioux is madly in love for the first time, and imagines a life where her boyfriend will be welcomed into her small and cloistered town. When the Fates seemingly deliver her and her family a cruel blow that will resurface years of memories and pain, she has no choice but to follow the tradition that has been paved by those who came before her.  

Freefall

Adrenaline junky or free spirit? It depended on who you asked and when you had the privilege (or misfortune) of meeting her. 

When life is constantly being torn away in never ceasing twists and turns the need to take life and death into your own hands becomes a "must", a "thrill", or maybe an "addiction". Whatever it is, Lilly finds herself in a series of situations that push her to new limits and make her question the beliefs that have been instilled in her since birth. Small town life meets big secrets as she traverses through trials with long time best friend Gavin. 

Kensei 2: The Love of Danger

Jamie Hattori can't get a break. As the superhero Kensei, she defeated the goddess Eris and figured her life could just get back to normal. Or, at least, as normal as things can be when you fight crime and can talk to the spirit world. But now her girlfriend is flaking out on her, her parents have separated, and a World War Two supervillain has come back from the dead with plots to kill Jamie. 

As if that wasn't bad enough, she has to deal with two of her least favorite people: her grandparents.

Wayfarer League: Deadly Dispatch

Wayfarer League, a future fantasy-western following the exploits of express courier Duncan Blake and his unlikely mercenary partner Matsubara Sofia while they uncover the secrets of a world emerging from an ancient catastrophe. 

Deadly Dispatch

A highway robbery along a lone road sets in motion a series of events that could determine the fate of two kingdoms, and one person’s life. Duncan Blake is a Wayfarer courier thrust into an uneasy partnership with Matsubara Sofia, the thief who tried to rob him. Together they uncover a gang of hired killers, a murderous mastermind, and an assassination plot on a baron’s life. And that’s just where the trouble begins …

Proxy

Max Lucas only ever worried about one thing- how she was going to score her next bottle. She’s not proud, but it’s the only thing that ever gets the voices to shut up.

When a horrific murder lifts the veil on her mysterious ancestry, she finally learns the reason why she can hear the thoughts of an entire city and why she can move objects with her mind. She’s a Preternatural.

Now, the ancient Preternaturals who once ruled the world as gods need her help to keep safe the most precious of human resources: the human soul. The entirety of human history has been written on the back of a conflict between the Preternaturals and the Vapids, an enemy that could upset the natural balance by profiting from the removal of human souls. Max will learn that hard way that the version of history you read about in textbooks is always written by the winners, and until now, that has been the side she’s chosen.

To protect the human soul, Max agrees to become the only weapon that can fight against the Vapids. But, right now...she just needs a goddamn drink.

--- Reviews ---

"These characters are real! They're rounded, they talk like human beings and not TV drama characters, and they've got issues. Bigger issues than I can imagine, sounds like. I'm looking forward to reading the full book."

Zack Jordan, author of The Life Interstellar.

http://www.sfsignal.com/archives/2016/03/read-excerpt-space-opera-life-interstellar-zack-jordan/

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"Just when you think a female protagonist can't possibly be more badass or have more attitude than Jessica Jones, author Rebekka Leber rolls out Max Lucas to prove you wrong. The first three excerpts take you on a ride you can't possibly see coming, and leave you hanging with questions you're dying to have answered. All of Shiva's thumbs way up!"

Elayna Mae Darcy, author of They Are the Last.

https://www.inkshares.com/books/they-are-the-last-7039

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"It’s tricky to juxtapose different tones in any type of writing.  And Rebekka is doin’ it WELL.  This is a skillful blend of mythological dark fantasy with razor sharp contemporary wit.  The protagonist is realistically flawed, charming, and intriguing.  Rebekka crafts visceral and cinematic imagery in both modern and ancient settings.  She has a mastery of authentic, organic dialogue in both the present and the past.  You’ll be on the floor laughing at the effortless humor one minute, and in awe at the power of the gods in the next.  I’m going to enjoy watching it progress, and can’t wait until it’s finished.  Reading this is definitely worth your time.  Read it, recommend it, and show it some Inkshares love.  This one’s going to be a great ride. "

P.H. James, author of The Seventh Aspect

https://www.inkshares.com/books/the-seventh-aspect

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"This book has me giddy in all the right ways. It blends the real with the fantastical, while serving up a hefty dose of attitude. Delving into the territories of religion, mythology, alcoholism, and conspiracy is no easy task, but Leber handles them with ease. I've immensely enjoyed what I've read so far. The lead is especially a great joy to read, with her complexity and rawness, but also because of her humor! If you like strong women, complex characters, sarcasm, and grit, you're going to want this book."

C. Brennecke, author of Seven Shards: The Colors of Wine

https://www.inkshares.com/books/seven-shards-the-colors-of-wine

 

 

Harper's Hunt

Harper is a nineteen year old living in a post apocalyptic world, where a roaming mysterious guard is out kidnapping people to take to the City. When Harper's father is suddenly taken by the guard, she is left to care for her siblings. Harper goes after her father, meeting a cast of colorful characters en route and slowly uncovering the secrets behind who the guard are, what happens in the City, and why exactly the world ended. She is on a hunt - for her father's safety and for the truth.

THE RED AND THE GOLD

Part Two of THE RED AND THE GOLD takes us from the intrigues that inspired Shakespeare’s Henry’s through the Roses and to the English Civil War.  The victories and heartbreaks of the Reades, the Cornewalls, the Brocketts and Hoos are laced with intrigue, murder, and more than one Royal Banquet – menus included. 

Chapter V - BEYOND THE BROKEN BRIDGES

Chapter VI - A ROSE SO WHITE

Chapter VII - TO THE MANOR BORN

Chapter VIII - WE BRAVE PUBLIC MONUMENTS

Part One of THE RED AND THE GOLD is now available on paperback at Amazon.

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All illustrations, photos and cover art are by Douglas Black.   (c) 2016

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It's tough being a warlock in Washington, DC. Magic doesn't pay the bills, and sometimes you have to take on other jobs. 

I'm Dafydd Smith, and I'm a warlock. No, not the "sold my soul to the devil" type warlock. The "male witch" kind. (Everyone gets those confused, so don't feel bad.) 

One day I'm minding my own business,...View Series


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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When the elfin princess, Atalanta, is snatched from her palace and a vampire crashes a ball at the human castle, all of Arcamira is on high alert. 

To uphold their alliance with the elves and to satisfy their desire for adventure, the young human royals, Andromeda, Felicity, Michael, and Andrew, set out with a search party to find Atalanta.

The young warriors quickly find themselves...View Series



Set in the majestic Carpathian Mountains, this epic features Wallachian Prince Vlad Tepes (Vlad the Impaler) as he defends Transylvania against the invading Ottoman Empire.  In the midst of the struggle, he meets the stunning Willomina, his future queen.

However, treachery abounds, from the wealthy merchants of his own kingdom to greedy former allies, and even Vlad's own...View Series



Samuel's mother always knew there was something different about him. Now that he's getting a little older, the world is about to find out just how different he actually is. A tense and provocative page-turner, one child's story will challenge reality and threaten to up-end the lives of everyone who discovers what's Inside Samuel.

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Two of our short stories are now right here, in their entirety. Pop in, read them at your leisure, and then feel free to pop back out while we're away working on our full-length fiction, coming soon! (So that subscription is free again to try something else. Consider it our gift to you!)

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On the day the riders came to town, they kidnapped Kella and brought her to Lord Perrin’s keep. To win her freedom, she must cure Perrin’s son from the magic poisoning his blood. Where Kella is from, it is dangerous if people find out that you are a magic-user. That’s why she and her mother had never settled in one spot for long—as soon as rumors started circulating about...View Series


A race of tiny magical beings lives on Earth today. They dwell in elaborate tree homes and mysterious underground sanctuaries. Because of an ancient dispute, humans are unaware of their hidden civilization.

They are kirins. 

For thousands of years they have lived in peace, but a deadly menace now threatens their existence. A party of daring explorers, led by the wise magician, Speckarin,...View Series



What if all the ancient stories about dragons were true?

Dauria was never one of the Elders, The Long Sleep wasn't her decision, but she stood by it as the best plan for the salvation of the Earth and its denizens. But when she's awakened from her millennia-long sleep by The Watchers, she has to make a choice:

If she lets The Watchers move forward with a plan to destroy humanity...View Series



Have you heard about the Heart of the Moon? About the immortal pirate? Or the murderer that saved the world? It’s the biggest story in Rediew, and it all started with a bottle...

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The Avalora School of Magic is the most prestigious Mage School in North America. Those coming into their magic pray to see their golden envelope embossed with Avalora’s Crest and Creed. The dream has been realized for six teens whose lives are chronicled here.

Can they keep up with Avalora’s difficult curriculum? Can they cast aside their differences and become friends? Will their...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


Tales from Midhgardhur is a series that expands the stories of the world of Midhgardhur, setting of the novel The Saga of Asa Oathkeeper: A Midhgardhur Fantasy. The setting is a Norse fantasy world, and its stories are retellings of Norse mythology, or stories that put a fantasy spin on Norse history and legend and folktale, or completely original stories that share...View Series


Following a series of unfathomable attacks, journalist Sayeva Reardon decides to publish a (bi)weekly news magazine revealing the true nature of New Orleans' less mundane community. She regularly reports on stories ranging from the best to the worst in the city's supernatural underground, covering every creature and species without prejudice. But not everyone appreciates Sayeva's efforts in...View Series


Creation. Betrayal. Immortality. WAR.

the nameless: book I
by Angelia Schultz

ABOUT THE SERIES

The thrilling YA Fantasy Fiction novel series prepares for the release of book II this fall, 2018. Now on Channillo.com

At the end of each chapter, leave your comments/notes/suggestions to the author, for the chance to influence the direction...View Series



Spreading vast and ever watchful since before “once upon a time…”, the forest of Wilderhark has seen its share of magic, adventure, and truest love. Now, in these stories inspired by the reader-acclaimed Wilderhark Tales novellas, journey beyond the forest for tales never before told. Some faces and places may prove familiar. Others may be all-new.

The...View Series



What if…

…your best friend started a rebellion in the middle of war?

…your lover awakened a deep evil and helped it grow?

…your people were too cowardly to face a battle?

…you stole an ancient power source?

…you gambled with the fate of the world?

Join the powerful warriors in the land for a fight to the...View Series



2168, the last human survivors have fled to a remote island in the Pacific Ocean. Jeffery Reid has received intel that a missile will end all human life tonight. As a last resort, Jeffery and his assistant Maria has sent futuristic items into the past to eight warriors, in the hope they can change the future.

Each warrior will come against a supernatural creature. It's down to them to...View Series



Non-human romance. Tarot-powered difference engines. The bureaucracy of the gate to Hell. These and more appear in this anthology of strange stories by Jeremy Zimmerman. This anthology collects five genre-bending tales from fantasy to steampunk to cyberpunk.

“I won’t spoil the ending, but I will offer that the imagery in this tale is so wonderful that the settings sometimes transported...View Series



Most humans live their lives ignorant of the world around them, a world hidden within the shadows. The majority will live out their lives without ever catching a glimpse of this reality, but a few will find themselves waking up to it. In this world, mysterious creatures wonder about, fighting an ancient war from the dawn of time. Some of these beings seek to destroy humanity, others, seek to protect it....View Series


Escaping the Hunt is set amid a background of ongoing interspecies conflict.

Bali Sen is a Rataan, a small, rodent-like mammal living in a theocracy. For years, the Rataan have been at war with the Hooark, an avian race of hunters whose favored prey is Rataan. The war culminated in the Great Disasters: the flooding of an entire Rataan community and fires that consumed large numbers of Hooark...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



We all have secrets, but some of them are darker than others. Some of them have teeth.

There are hundreds carrying those secrets around us every day: a vampiric race living in the shadows, biding their time until the moment comes to make themselves known to the world. This race, the Silver, are as varied in their pleasures and vices as humanity. Through the millennia they colour...View Series



Albert Einstein wrote, "Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited, whereas imagination embraces the entire world..."

S. Thomas Summers, with poetry, teaches his reader how to access the imaginary world; he teaches us all to grasp the unseen magic that dwells within each of our shadows and the light that shines within the dark places between...View Series



Azerius is a hunter. A slayer of those that lurk in the darkness. To those that know of him, he is the hunter. He is the thing that haunts the dreams of monsters and gods, alike. He is the ultimate protector of humanity, but to do so, comes at a price. Every battle is a fight for control… over himself.

In this particular hunt, Azerius is called to arms by his ally, Zero, to investigate...View Series



HOSNAH, a powerful and magical woman from a mystical world, is birthing a child.  This child is fathered by a human, ABOA ELDAHAB, who was charmed and seduced by HOSNAH with her magical powers for this very purpose.  ABOA ELDAHAB since has died in an accident caused by a mysterious cult.  Once every thousand years, the protectors of earth must produce a human child to stand against evil....View Series


Jamie Hattori’s alter ego, the masked hero Kensei, has been doing pretty well protecting her neighborhood from petty villains with her martial arts skills, her father’s katana, and a little help from the local spirits. But things get rough when the spirits start flaking out, the Goddess of Discord throws a few cursed apples, and an online gossip site siccs an angry football player on her. Then...View Series


The streets are rough in O-Town, rougher for a woman than the places she grew up, but Kalika is no ordinary woman. At six foot five, schooled in martial arts and under the protection of a mysterious white wolf, she can handle herself.

Transformation.

Kalika has recreated herself. Minus a boyfriend and with a new name, she is ready for a new start, as the woman she...View Series



A prequel of the Ark Project, discover how the Harbinger Plague from the novel "Wings of Silver and Blood" is discovered.

Walter Francis, news correspondent, is the first to break the story of the cybernetic smart virus calling itself Harbinger.  He will chase it half way around the world, following in its wake of murder and destruction to bring its message and warning to a...View Series



When Rylee first wakes up to the fact that she has been repeating the same day over and over again with no memory of anything, she is certain of one thing; she wants out. But the world she escapes to is far from perfect. It's ruled by a nearly immortal race called the elohim, and their queen seems to be the cause of Rylee's memory loss and banishment. Rylee becomes convinced that she knows a secret...View Series


Fierce and ruthless warriors, the Mé'Draak are revered throughout the land of Ilvania. But no one recognizes the truth. No one cares that they are slaves of the crown, sold to the College when they are young boys and tortured until the magic within them surges in retaliation.

Huddled in the shadows, Jae watches while one of the Mé'Draak brands his cellmate as a slave before...View Series



Jamie Hattori, who fights crime as Kensei, is not the only superhero in her neighborhood. Traffic Enforcer is an obsessed vigilante with a grudge against vehicular crimes. When a demon-possessed car begins terrorizing her neighborhood, Jamie is torn between protecting her neighborhood, maintaining her school responsibilities, and protecting the neighborhood from the other "hero."

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After death, a condemned soul may find itself in a new form: as a demon on one of the many hells.

These dismal worlds are home to demonic overlords and other lurking horrors, all locked in a constant battle to gain power over the Skyscar, the mortal dimension and Earth itself.

Corruption and torture are common practice in the demonic worlds, even when there is little to be...View Series



Leticia Sarabi is adjusting to being back at home after having left as a teen.  Time has not stood still in her absence. The boy she loved all her life is a grown man with a wife, and her own family is much smaller than it was after the death of her grandfather. Her childhood nightmares have returned to haunt her, and Leticia is realizing that all those that surround her are not...View Series


Adrenaline junky or free spirit? It depended on who you asked and when you had the privilege (or misfortune) of meeting her. 

When life is constantly being torn away in never ceasing twists and turns the need to take life and death into your own hands becomes a "must", a "thrill", or maybe an "addiction". Whatever it is, Lilly finds herself...View Series


Jamie Hattori can't get a break. As the superhero Kensei, she defeated the goddess Eris and figured her life could just get back to normal. Or, at least, as normal as things can be when you fight crime and can talk to the spirit world. But now her girlfriend is flaking out on her, her parents have separated, and a World War Two supervillain has come back from the dead with plots to kill Jamie. ...View Series


Wayfarer League, a future fantasy-western following the exploits of express courier Duncan Blake and his unlikely mercenary partner Matsubara Sofia while they uncover the secrets of a world emerging from an ancient catastrophe. 

Deadly Dispatch

A highway robbery along a lone road sets in motion a series of events that could determine the fate of two kingdoms, and one...View Series



Max Lucas only ever worried about one thing- how she was going to score her next bottle. She’s not proud, but it’s the only thing that ever gets the voices to shut up.

When a horrific murder lifts the veil on her mysterious ancestry, she finally learns the reason why she can hear the thoughts of an entire city and why she can move objects with her mind. She’s a Preternatural.

Now,...View Series



Harper is a nineteen year old living in a post apocalyptic world, where a roaming mysterious guard is out kidnapping people to take to the City. When Harper's father is suddenly taken by the guard, she is left to care for her siblings. Harper goes after her father, meeting a cast of colorful characters en route and slowly uncovering the secrets behind who the guard are, what happens in the City, and...View Series


Part Two of THE RED AND THE GOLD takes us from the intrigues that inspired Shakespeare’s Henry’s through the Roses and to the English Civil War.  The victories and heartbreaks of the Reades, the Cornewalls, the Brocketts and Hoos are laced with intrigue, murder, and more than one Royal Banquet – menus included. 

Chapter V - BEYOND THE BROKEN BRIDGES

Chapter...View Series

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