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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. 

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?

I'm changed the frequency to once a month, and I will be adding a new short each month until I get back to working on the next book.

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

Short Fiction by Dragon Authors

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- 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

Unfixed Timelines

Secrets buried under the sands of Turkey, the murder of a small-town sheriff, zombies at Vicksburg, otherworldly entities recruiting at a high society ball, and a daring escape from pirates. Sometimes truth is stranger than fiction, and in these five stories, the two are blended into tales of alternate history. Short stories appear every other week, and essays on the historical events related to stories are posted in the intervening weeks.

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.

The Spell of No’an (KIRINS: Book One)

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 Girl Who Walked Through Fire

One girl. One epic destiny.

In a world of magic and dragons, peace can only last so long. The ruthless King Angus uses his order of Grey Knights as a means to oppress the powerful dragons and witches, and they retaliate by destroying human cities.

When one young woman appears with the mark of both a dragon and a witch, she becomes a symbol of hope for the dragons and witches – and a symbol of fear for the King, who believes she'll only bring doom upon humanity.

She's the only one who can save us. She is The Girl Who Walked Through Fire.

Book One of The Dragonwitch Chronicles

Titus Fogg

Titus Fogg hates magic, and with good reason. Born into a murderous family of cruel and powerful casters in modern Massachusetts, magic has contributed to every bad thing that has happened to him since birth. After finally managing to banish the most likely evil (but definitely dirty-minded) entity called Shade from his body to the sidelines as his shadow, Titus has the chance to have a normal, magic free, high school life. But, when Tess Roe, his classmate, neighbor and model of justice at their school realizes she can see the creatures Titus calls the Wyrd too, Titus must return to the world of the strange to help her. Soon Titus's dark past comes to light as he must prove that he isn't responsible for the death of one of Tess's friends, and the theft of a magical book that could lead to the destruction of Arkham.

The Resurrection of Gideon

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

 

Fast forward to 2018.

 

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

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

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

Bang to Begin.

Bang to Begin is a collection of short stories unrestricted by time, place or genre.

Each tale will be unique, themed only by their outsets and by subtle associations, spread finely throughout the series.

They may begin with a bang, but will they end with one too?

Destroyer of Darkness

When her world starts to fall apart and half the people in her community start inexplicably dying off or going missing, Kathryn encounters a mysterious stranger and a learns of a birthright she knew nothing about.  She learns monsters are real and that evil runs rampant.  With the help of this mysterious stranger, Kathryn has to seek out these monsters and destroy them, before they find her.  Without her, the darkness will prevail.  Without her, there will be no light. 

The Extra-Terrestrial Toilet

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

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

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

There are currently 25 chapters in this series to date.

Cover design by Melody Simmons.

 

 

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.  

Thirteen Moons

Thirteen moons is a collection of short stories portraying a side of life that is at times inexplicable, and at times remains unspoken. Embracing the magic of everyday life, these stories show the world from my personal perspective, grounded in reality but healthily skewed by fantasy. I hope you enjoy them.

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 Bright One

On a sunny fall day in the park, 18-year-old Alexa Baxter stumbles across the impossible; a unicorn trapped in the women's bathroom. The unicorn, Una, never meant to end up in the realm of Earth and is on the run from a monster who wants to destroy it. Alexa, unsure what to do with a unicorn, takes the beautiful but surly beast home and with the help of her best friend Mateo tries to figure out what to do.

What do you do with a unicorn?

When the monster shows up on her doorstep Alexa, Mateo, Una and Alexa's crush, Sid, have no other choice but to run for their lives.

The Bright One is a wild journey across the American Midwest as three teenagers and a bad-tempered unicorn in a Honda Civic attempt to outrun a monster bent on their destruction. 

Tania Of Acona: The Chronicles Of Arith

Tania Hanaldi is a young assassin on her first assignment when she meets a Knight Of Creation intent on preventing her from finishing her mission. As the continent of Acona is torn apart by civil war, Tania knows that her role may decide the fate of the rebel army... or her own death. There is no turning back as she is swept up in a conflict that threatens to engulf the entire world. Will she survive long enough to avenge her past?

Between/Spaces

An anarchist with forbidden magic is terrorizing the city of Rotan, striking from the shadows of the Slipzone, the space between spaces. Soren the gutter rat, Aury the wide-eyed apprentice, and Prima the celebrity wizardess are all affected personally. Not one of them can end the threat alone, but the chasm of their disparate classes might be too wide and deep to overcome.

Between/Spaces is a story about staying true to one's convictions, while being willing to set aside personal preconceptions that stand in the way of progress and peace.

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.

Blood Transcendent

Five young people are the modern incarnations of beings who, to the rest of us, are myth and legend: the gill-man, the mummy, Frankenstein's monster, a werewolf and a vampire.

Their lives are broken in different ways, but they will come together to face evils that threaten their lives and the entire world. 

With the aid of Abraham van Helsing's great-grandchildren, our heroes quest to stop the return of a Great Old One and an unending era of horror.

 

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

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 …

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?

Champion's Rising

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

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

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

The 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?
 

Vlad the Conqueror

*** Runner-Up 2017 Best Historical Fiction 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 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 37 chapters in this series to date.

Cover design by Melody Simmons.

 

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.

An Opera In Space

The year is 2157, and the crew of ASC Fermata has, like so many others following the destruction of Earth, taken to the stars in search of work. Follow this ragtag crew of singers and musicians (and a kitsune) on their quest to stage their original opera, The Y2K Chronicles, while repeatedly finding themselves in baffling, humorous situations among colorful worlds.

This series updates on Fridays. Be sure to drop by the Discussion page and share your thoughts and ideas!

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.

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.

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.

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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This is the first chapter and a short story of Lore. The book manuscript is being worked on now and I'll share where you can buy the book once complete!

Thanks for reading.

Mark J Diez

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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.

 

View a complete list of ongoing and completed series here.



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


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


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



Secrets buried under the sands of Turkey, the murder of a small-town sheriff, zombies at Vicksburg, otherworldly entities recruiting at a high society ball, and a daring escape from pirates. Sometimes truth is stranger than fiction, and in these five stories, the two are blended into tales of alternate history. Short stories appear every other week, and essays on the historical events related to stories...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



One girl. One epic destiny.

In a world of magic and dragons, peace can only last so long. The ruthless King Angus uses his order of Grey Knights as a means to oppress the powerful dragons and witches, and they retaliate by destroying human cities.

When one young woman appears with the mark of both a dragon and a witch, she becomes a symbol of hope for the dragons and...View Series



Titus Fogg hates magic, and with good reason. Born into a murderous family of cruel and powerful casters in modern Massachusetts, magic has contributed to every bad thing that has happened to him since birth. After finally managing to banish the most likely evil (but definitely dirty-minded) entity called Shade from his body to the sidelines as his shadow, Titus has the chance to have a normal, magic free,...View Series


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

 

Fast...View Series



Bang to Begin is a collection of short stories unrestricted by time, place or genre.

Each tale will be unique, themed only by their outsets and by subtle associations, spread finely throughout the series.

They may begin with a bang, but will they end with one too?

 View Series


When her world starts to fall apart and half the people in her community start inexplicably dying off or going missing, Kathryn encounters a mysterious stranger and a learns of a birthright she knew nothing about.  She learns monsters are real and that evil runs rampant.  With the help of this mysterious stranger, Kathryn has to seek out these monsters and destroy them, before they find her. ...View Series


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

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

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

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



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


style="margin-left:0cm; margin-right:0cm">Thirteen moons is a collection of short stories portraying a side of life that is at times inexplicable, and at times remains unspoken. Embracing the magic of everyday life, these stories show the world from my personal perspective, grounded in reality but healthily skewed by fantasy. I hope you enjoy them.

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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


On a sunny fall day in the park, 18-year-old Alexa Baxter stumbles across the impossible; a unicorn trapped in the women's bathroom. The unicorn, Una, never meant to end up in the realm of Earth and is on the run from a monster who wants to destroy it. Alexa, unsure what to do with a unicorn, takes the beautiful but surly beast home and with the help of her best friend Mateo tries to...View Series


Tania Hanaldi is a young assassin on her first assignment when she meets a Knight Of Creation intent on preventing her from finishing her mission. As the continent of Acona is torn apart by civil war, Tania knows that her role may decide the fate of the rebel army... or her own death. There is no turning back as she is swept up in a conflict that threatens to engulf the entire world. Will she survive long...View Series


An anarchist with forbidden magic is terrorizing the city of Rotan, striking from the shadows of the Slipzone, the space between spaces. Soren the gutter rat, Aury the wide-eyed apprentice, and Prima the celebrity wizardess are all affected personally. Not one of them can end the threat alone, but the chasm of their disparate classes might be too wide and deep to overcome.

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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


Five young people are the modern incarnations of beings who, to the rest of us, are myth and legend: the gill-man, the mummy, Frankenstein's monster, a werewolf and a vampire.

Their lives are broken in different ways, but they will come together to face evils that threaten their lives and the entire world. 

With the aid of Abraham van Helsing's great-grandchildren, our heroes...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.

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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



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



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



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

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



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


*** Runner-Up 2017 Best Historical Fiction 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...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


The year is 2157, and the crew of ASC Fermata has, like so many others following the destruction of Earth, taken to the stars in search of work. Follow this ragtag crew of singers and musicians (and a kitsune) on their quest to stage their original opera, The Y2K Chronicles, while repeatedly finding themselves in baffling, humorous situations among colorful worlds.

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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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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?

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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



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

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