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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?

Thank you everyone who has been reading. If you're new to the series, know that it is going on hiatus. The current book is complete, so you won't be left hanging, but I'm not certain when I will start updating with a new book.

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.

A King's Burden

The king of Selnor is on his deathbed, leaving his son, Prince Veigt, to lead in his stead until he can be formally crowned. Veigt's greatest challenge; the war between the mortal races and the dragons. As it was Veigt's great grandfather who initiated the conflict that quickly engulfed Selnor and the surrounding elven and dwarven nations, he feels it is his responsibility to bring a close to the seemingly endless war.

He has called upon his closest advisors from his elven allies in Highbough and the dwarves of Navrina to convene with him and the dragon elders, the Ancients. His goal is to reach an accord with the creatures in order to cease the fighting that has wrought death and destruction upon the land and all the races. To do so, he has a plan, one that would require the aid of the dragons and secrets that would have to be kept from history.

In Selnor, Veigt's wife and the future queen, Claire, works to maintain order and some semblance of peace in the country all while raising their children and preparing for the birth of their third. Her task of governing is becoming more and more difficult. Whispers of a rebellion against the would-be king and queen are brewing in the shadows, calling for continued war unto the eradication of all dragons. While her husband travels East to meet with the Ancients, Claire is left trying to rein in control of thier kingdom. 

The dragons eagerly await Veigt's arrival, hoping to find a peaceful solution and stop their looming extinction from becoming a reality. Unknown to Veigt, the dragons have their own terms prepared for the meeting. Terms which they are steadfast in holding the young king and his allies to.

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 33 chapters in this series to date.

Cover design by Melody Simmons.

 

Short Fiction by Dragon Authors

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- 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?

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 robot & Roy: and the Big, Kosher, Dinner: Chapter One

If you have to know more than the title tells...

Let's just say the dinner isn't so much 'Kosher;' by either definition, as it is... not really a part of Chapter One anyway... directly, anyhow.

It's really more about an arcane relationship in a world not necessarily too far away from our own and the philosophical minutia that lies therein, ‘Pseudo-(Philia)sophically speaking;’ if you were worried the kids would be getting into some sort of romp through a Robo-Socratic-love based story.

Which they won’t.

There’s like- Blade Runner and Japanese Anime for that.

So, I guess you could say, it's the human conception of mundane science fiction at it's most mundane. So, you probably won't like it.

I know Roy isn't too 'the human conception of' keen on what he gets put through.

Bound in Thought

There is only one rule everyone follows. Without choice or knowledge. One rule that everyone accepts to live and love by. You have a soulmate. Simple yet life-altering. You are connected in thought, with the ability to look inside each other's mind at any time. But you will only gain this ability at 21 years old, and only if you choose to activate the bond. Should you choose not to then you will live your life knowing that your soulmate is out there but you will never find them. What would you choose? Follow several people as they learn to live with the consequences of their choice.

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. 

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?
 

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."

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.

Cross and Circle

Evie and Carlotta are expecting the imminent arrival of their first child when an unusual group of men claims to have come for their son. Building off of a pendant that one of the men wears and her own research into pecked crosses across the world, Evie uncovers secrets related to the organization the men serve, pecked crosses, and her wife's family history.

White Stag Trials

Finch Wulfkin is a hunter from a small village who encounters the White Stag, legend to all hunters. He pursues and kills the creature only to find it was an invitation to the White Stag Trials held by the Royal family to find a hunting teacher for the Prince. Now Fin is hunting legendary beasts with killer instincts along side his fellow hunters who may be even deadlier, one of which shouldn't even be there. But what does this mystery hunter want? And who is he willing to kill to get it?

Viola Hood (Children of Old #1)

The first time I saw Robin Hood, I was a little girl and he was a teenager. It was a cold day in all of England, winter was coming early. It was also my mother’s first day working for his father, shortly after Papa died. She had to work to feed us both. Robin became as dear as a brother to me, and he loved me like a sister. A few years later, my mother left me, too. Robin’s father had also died and Robin had become Lord of Locksley.

We were both orphans, so Robin took me in, treated me as his own child and gave me everything he could.

A few years later, men were needed to fight the war and Robin went. He left me with Marian, the love of his life. She took care of my education and making a lady out the mess I was. One good thing came of that: I could shoot anything while wearing a dress.

I decided to prove to Robin that I was smart and could be useful for the cause. He eventually gave in and I became one of the only two women among the merry men.

My name is Viola Hood, and if you’re going to know my present, I thought you should first know a bit about my past.

The Vox Humana

The Vox Humana series spans six books with a final seventh in the works. The books follow the fortunes of nurse Reece Meyers as he meets tragedy working famine relief in rural Ethiopia in the village of Godo (Book One). While there he falls for fellow nurse, Emma, although he is engaged to another woman back in Alabama. After returning home in what appears to be a coma (Book Two), Reece makes a stellar recovery but must choose between Emma and his fiancee Kristin. When Emma returns home (Book Three), having suffered a brutal attack, things get even more complicated, as she only lives an hour south of Reece and has her sights on him. Reece is able to go back to work as a nurse, and his relationship with Kristin deteriorates as a new woman, Cindy, is introduced into the mix (Book Four). More tragedy follows as Emma learns devastating news that draws her even closer to Reece, which brings us to Book Five and a new twist where the story turns toward an alternate universe where Reece is back in Ethiopia, in the small town of Gwar, which is a mirror of Godo, but this time working with an Icelandic medical team. Their work takes place under the scornful eye of the town administrator known as the Snake and violence and discord erupt. The story begins to layer over the previous four novels, and it becomes evident that Reece is trying to create an alternate world where Emma is not harmed and where he and she can pursue their destiny. The mysterious finding of a little girl named Mia puzzles everyone and brings us to Book Six, in which we find Reece as a raving madman who has been incarcerated, after murdering his daughter Mia, in a secret mental facility for those like him who have the ability to transfer from one universe to another. In his delirium, he seeks a world where everyone wins, being taken to a futuristic version of Godo/Gwar where he searches for his lost daughter Mia and battles the evil force he knows only as Dahlia. In the end, Dahlia descends, trying to wrest the secrets of the universe from Reece as he escapes back to a sane reality. But the real work has only just begun, leading to Book Seven.

The King of the Fae & the Demons of Shadow

On the brink of death, Michael Logan is swept away from his mundane life on Earth and given a second chance by the fae—the chance to live a life he could only have dreamed of. As the age-old pact with his ancestors is fulfilled, an ancient evil stirs in the world of shadows. They’ve broken the seal and war is on the horizon.

What would you do to protect your second chance?

Can Michael overcome his doubts and become the king they deserve? Does he stand a chance against the demons of shadow? Discover the answers in this epic fantasy adventure.

Ardent's Contract

Man is bound by it. The world is fed by it.

The grand Contract pulses until the day it expires and man dies.

The Ardent of legend must decide for all.

 

Tyrants rule while their vassals wield gun and sword. Magic exists that gifts body and mind. Buildings sprout from nothing while men summon destructive elements. Technology is given, for a price that is not quite clear.

All is given by the contract. 

Emilyn and Izhan may have shared a womb but their view of the world could not be any more different. The twin brothers have been placed onto the center stage of the city, gifted with the ability to determine its fate. 

An undeveloped society gifted with the technology of the future. Vurosis is a paradise to the content, an opportunity to the ruthless and a prison to the disenfranchised. All is granted by the contract, binding agreements that citizens enter into for power and prestige within the city. There is a new revolution being born below the streets. Can an unlikely hero destroy paradise and end the contract forever?

Ardent’s Contract is a story of love, friendship and brotherhood amidst a revolution. It combines high fantasy with strong elements of science fiction. Action, magic, adventure, intrigue, and romance are all present. The culture of Vurosis is explored heavily, bringing its vivid imagery to life. 

Firewalkers

Firewalkers are feared by everyone. Powerful and destructive, they have spent the last few centuries in isolation from the rest of the world. But recently they've started emerging from the walls of their cities. 

People around the world fear them, cults worship them, and no one knows what they want.

Adelynn Wardrop, the only person rumored to have ever succeeded in killing a Firewalker, sets out to find answers and pay back an overdue debt. In her efforts to help put the world right, she becomes two things things she never wanted to be: a legend and a killer.

Sparx and Arrows

Cobalt City is home to super heroes and villains. And trouble follows the heroes even when they aren't at home. Kara Sparx and three different incarnations of the Huntsman battle killer Ferris wheels, mecha, clockwork ex-presidents, and Russian communists in five different stories of daring and adventure!

 

The Rise of Al'daer

Al'daer, the model student and scribe to his father, the Master of Navigation in the port city of Trebarra, has come of age.

Al'daer arrives on the island of Sháelarn just as the Talghaern hordes conquer the Northern Drenland and cast their eyes west. A mysterious stranger sees the fulfilment of prophecy and a secret cabal draws our traveler into a greater adventure than he could have ever desired and a destiny beyond his boldest dreams.

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The Devil, You Say

Thomas Carlton, wealthy man about town, and his faithful companion, Grace Glass, don masks to fight crime in 1930s Cobalt City as Devil Cat and Imp. 

This book collects together three tales of pulp heroism, pitting the Diabolical Duo against threats that are out of this world.

Fractured Fairy Tales

Fairy tales, that staple of childhood imagination, have always been filled with excess – fairy godmothers, magical pumpkins, talking mirrors, and the usual assortment of woodland creatures that tend to follow princesses about.

In Fractured Fairy Tales magical excess is pushed right over the edge – with often darkly humorous results.

In Cinderella and the Probate Will, plain and simple Cinderella earns the equivalent of a law degree, reclaims her family estate, and then deals with her ‘Sweet Prince’ in a truly twisted manner.

And Snow White and the Miner’s Union end up restructuring the entire economy of ‘a land far away’ while finally resolving unhealthy stepmother-stepdaughter relationships – all with a bang.

And in Little Red Riding Hood, well, you don’t want to know what happened to that wolf.

Enjoy these, and other short stories, in the series Fractured Fairy Tales.

 

Middler's Pride

After a humiliating dinner with a suitor, Meredydd sees only a dull life ahead, destined to crush her heroic spirit--that is, until she's accepted into the Shield Maidens. Surely nothing but glory and adventure await, right? And they do...if Mer can first overcome the most dangerous enemy of all: herself.

 

Middler's Pride ​is a labor of love inspired by my all-time favorite author, Diana Wynne Jones. Her tenacious young heroes, hilarious dialogue, and fascinating worlds have always been a source of joy as a reader.

Two years ago, fellow fantasy writer Michael Dellert challenged me to write some epic fantasy with a young heroine. What began as a little fanfic set in his Matter of Manred universe grew into Middler's Pride ​set in its very own land, Idana, named for, of course, Diana Wynne Jones.

Would you like to meet Meredydd before her adventures begin? Come share my dialogue with her on Wattpad.
https://www.wattpad.com/story/87554862-middler%27s-pride

​Thank you so much for selecting this story. I hope you enjoy meeting Mer, her fellow Shield Maiden recruits, and all those tangled up in Mer's quest to be a legend.

Cheers

​-Jean Lee

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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. 

 View Series


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



The king of Selnor is on his deathbed, leaving his son, Prince Veigt, to lead in his stead until he can be formally crowned. Veigt's greatest challenge; the war between the mortal races and the dragons. As it was Veigt's great grandfather who initiated the conflict that quickly engulfed Selnor and the surrounding elven and dwarven nations, he feels it is his responsibility to bring a close to the...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



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!)

For our most current news and publications, visit our website at http://dragonauthors.com,...View Series



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



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


If you have to know more than the title tells...

Let's just say the dinner isn't so much 'Kosher;' by either definition, as it is... not really a part of Chapter One anyway... directly, anyhow.

It's really more about an arcane relationship in a world not necessarily too far away from our own and the philosophical minutia that lies therein, ‘Pseudo-(Philia)sophically...View Series



There is only one rule everyone follows. Without choice or knowledge. One rule that everyone accepts to live and love by. You have a soulmate. Simple yet life-altering. You are connected in thought, with the ability to look inside each other's mind at any time. But you will only gain this ability at 21 years old, and only if you choose to activate the bond. Should you choose not to then you will live...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


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


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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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


Evie and Carlotta are expecting the imminent arrival of their first child when an unusual group of men claims to have come for their son. Building off of a pendant that one of the men wears and her own research into pecked crosses across the world, Evie uncovers secrets related to the organization the men serve, pecked crosses, and her wife's family history.

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Finch Wulfkin is a hunter from a small village who encounters the White Stag, legend to all hunters. He pursues and kills the creature only to find it was an invitation to the White Stag Trials held by the Royal family to find a hunting teacher for the Prince. Now Fin is hunting legendary beasts with killer instincts along side his fellow hunters who may be even deadlier, one of which shouldn't even...View Series


The first time I saw Robin Hood, I was a little girl and he was a teenager. It was a cold day in all of England, winter was coming early. It was also my mother’s first day working for his father, shortly after Papa died. She had to work to feed us both. Robin became as dear as a brother to me, and he loved me like a sister. A few years later, my mother left me, too. Robin’s father had also died...View Series


The Vox Humana series spans six books with a final seventh in the works. The books follow the fortunes of nurse Reece Meyers as he meets tragedy working famine relief in rural Ethiopia in the village of Godo (Book One). While there he falls for fellow nurse, Emma, although he is engaged to another woman back in Alabama. After returning home in what appears to be a coma (Book Two), Reece makes a stellar...View Series


On the brink of death, Michael Logan is swept away from his mundane life on Earth and given a second chance by the fae—the chance to live a life he could only have dreamed of. As the age-old pact with his ancestors is fulfilled, an ancient evil stirs in the world of shadows. They’ve broken the seal and war is on the horizon.

What would you do to protect your second chance?

Can...View Series



Man is bound by it. The world is fed by it.

The grand Contract pulses until the day it expires and man dies.

The Ardent of legend must decide for all.

 

Tyrants rule while their vassals wield gun and sword. Magic exists that gifts body and mind. Buildings sprout from nothing while men summon destructive elements....View Series



Firewalkers are feared by everyone. Powerful and destructive, they have spent the last few centuries in isolation from the rest of the world. But recently they've started emerging from the walls of their cities. 

People around the world fear them, cults worship them, and no one knows what they want.

Adelynn Wardrop, the only person rumored to have ever succeeded...View Series



Cobalt City is home to super heroes and villains. And trouble follows the heroes even when they aren't at home. Kara Sparx and three different incarnations of the Huntsman battle killer Ferris wheels, mecha, clockwork ex-presidents, and Russian communists in five different stories of daring and adventure!

 

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Al'daer, the model student and scribe to his father, the Master of Navigation in the port city of Trebarra, has come of age.

Al'daer arrives on the island of Sháelarn just as the Talghaern hordes conquer the Northern Drenland and cast their eyes west. A mysterious stranger sees the fulfilment of prophecy and a secret cabal draws our traveler into a greater adventure than...View Series



Thomas Carlton, wealthy man about town, and his faithful companion, Grace Glass, don masks to fight crime in 1930s Cobalt City as Devil Cat and Imp. 

This book collects together three tales of pulp heroism, pitting the Diabolical Duo against threats that are out of this world.

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Fairy tales, that staple of childhood imagination, have always been filled with excess – fairy godmothers, magical pumpkins, talking mirrors, and the usual assortment of woodland creatures that tend to follow princesses about.

In Fractured Fairy Tales magical excess is pushed right over the edge – with often darkly humorous results.

In Cinderella...View Series



After a humiliating dinner with a suitor, Meredydd sees only a dull life ahead, destined to crush her heroic spirit--that is, until she's accepted into the Shield Maidens. Surely nothing but glory and adventure await, right? And they do...if Mer can first overcome the most dangerous enemy of all: herself.

 

Middler's Pride ​is a labor of love...View Series

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