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Paranormal

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 is currently on hiatus as my chronicler finishes writing up my next adventure. She's a good writer and gets me but said something about a "day job that gets in the way of writing." Sigh.

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

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.

Ghosts of Eagle Valley

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

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

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

The Girl in the Hidden Room

On starry nights, Cuthbert Longmire sees a captivating girl on the rooftop of the library next to his flat. Except... this night, instead of the girl, a shocking discovery emerges in the cold.

Detective Inspector Sarah Brooks is usually unkempt, a chronic smoker and a frazzled mum. She is also the best shot at the Met Police.

Detective Lucas Bell, soon-to-be MI-5 agent, is uncompromising and exacting.

Together they will uncover a different kind of criminal; centuries old creatures and products of folklore wreaking havoc all over London.

 

Chrysalis and Clan

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Which side are you rooting for?

Allie's Choice

Allie comes home when her grandmother dies to finish the B&B that her grandmother had planned. While working on the house she finds a wooden box and opens a door to the past which changes her family in ways she could never imagine.

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.  

Lot 149

“It’s just a light flickering, must be faulty wiring or something – isn’t it?”

Lot 149 is a paranormal story about Keira, a recently divorced woman who purchases a decaying old farmhouse with a truly spectacular history. Country living, a tidy divorce settlement and a job promotion that allowed telecommuting – this farmhouse would be a fresh start for both Keira and her son Tad, a break they so badly needed.

"Sure it needs work -- but don't we all?"

Leaving a big city job behind, Kiera embraces country living and is intent on raising pasture-fed pork and free-range chickens and the latest developments in organic farming; however, she soon realizes how much work is involved in restoring the farmhouse. To help with repairs, she calls in Frank, a local handyman and pest control guy.

“It’s a house with a history, that’s all. Plays tricks with your mind. Most old houses are like that.”

As Keira and Frank work on the house, several unnerving things begin to happen, and the secrets of the house begin to revel themselves. One of the locals, Joe Adams, fills Keira in on the previous owners:

They had two boys, long time ago, one of them had fits or somethin’.

Ain’t nobody seen that boy for decades. Most of us though they put him away –

He had a thing for cattle – bit of a freak, strange things always happened when he was around.

Ol’ Johnston down the way said he did in his whole herd, but nobody could prove nothing. And then there was the Smith child –

Now, decades later, Keira is the full owner in possession of the old farmhouse on Lot 149.

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.

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

Whispers in the Spanish Moss

Strange tales abound in the steamy south when the full moon casts lacy shadows through the spanish moss and the owl calls from deep in the swamp. Sit back and enjoy six chilling tales of phantoms and some decidedly more earthly creatures guaranteed to raise the hairs on the back of your neck.

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). 

I Was a Teenage Ghost Hunter

Moody sixteen-year-old barista Devin Mulwray is doing his best to ignore bizarre manifestations at his job in the chilly Northern California town of Arcata. Already teased about his recurrent ‘phase-outs’, the last thing he needs is to get pegged as a guy who sees ghosts. It doesn’t help his state of mind that his boss is a sarcastic slacker, his single dad is always on the road with clients and local occult fan girl Nayra is spreading ‘ghost boy’ rumors about him online.

But when violent paranormal activity badly spooks teens at an abandoned estate, Devin’s pushed into investigating by his eccentric friends Clive, a budding composer, and Rex, a tech head excited by ghost hunting gadgetry. At first reluctant to get involved, Devin’s encouraged when Emily, one of the more empathetic girls at Grey Bluff High, is impressed with his daring.

Together the friends explore the creepy Rousten manor. But as the only person able to perceive the manifestations, Devin soon finds himself going one-on-one against a powerful spirit who attacks the locals and infiltrates Devin’s own dreams.

Devin must face his fear of confronting the spirit world and get to the bottom of the hauntings before the specter unleashes more havoc on him and his friends.

[Cover art by Christopher Park of Plant Monster Studios http://www.plantmonsterstudios.com]

A Week in the Death of Tim Davis

After dying in a car accident, Alex meets Tim Davis, a fellow ghost who has no idea why he was murdered.

As he learns more than he wanted to know about the afterlife, Alex discovers that Tim's death might have been a part of something large and sinister.

This story is the first tale in the Ghost Mysteries Series. One chapter will be published each weekday until the entire story is up.

Friday the Furteenth

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

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

Haunted

Follow this series as strange and unexplainable encounters are shared.   

Many of these happenings are true, however, events are creatively embelleshed for entertaining fiction.

The Dream Dilemma - Reflections of EL - Book 2

Deidre wishes nothing but the best for her sister Kelly and her new husband Dyllon but nightly, Deidre has disturbing dreams that the couple are having problems. At times, her dreams appear to be visions of the future and her nighttime excursions always revolve around the new groom. Is there a dark force directing Deidre's dreams for its own agenda? Are Deidre's efforts to help Kelly and Dyllon, motivated by an insidious evil or perhaps by Deidre's own selfish needs?

Things are not always what they seem in this story of love and hope, which picks up where book one left off.

(Reflections of EL: In Search of Self is book one in the Reflections of EL series, which is also available on Channillo).

Ghosts I Have Met and Some Others

This series contains an amusing collection of ghost stories by the American author and satirist John Kendrick Bangs.

**Subscribing to this series will not count toward your subscription limit. This is a bonus series created by Channillo.com and uses content that is in the public domain.

Lightning Strikes Twice

Jason Arnan is a confused spiritual seeker, prone to depression, who engages in astral projection. Abaddon Enfer, a restless demon, schemes to posses Jason's body by exploiting these openings. While Jason's spirit is in an idyllic dream world, Enfer dives toward the void his spirit has left in hopes of possessing a human form. Michael Santi, an angel, rushes to intercept Enfer. During the great struggle that ensues, bolts of lightning infused with otherworldly particles from the combatants strike Jason's body. He is imbued with both the angelic power of healing and the demonic power of manipulative control as well as other surprising characteristics that threaten to pull him apart as he seeks opportunities for doing good deeds while fighting dark urges.

Krishna's Counsel (The Moksha Trilogy #2)

KRISHNA'S COUNSEL sweeps you back to sleepy south India in the 1960s, right into the tumultuous life of Pia, a brilliant and defiant teenager whose world disintegrates under the brutal sword-thrust of an eerie death. It is the loving gift of the magnificent view of eastern philosophy - particularly a poignant scene in the Bhagavad Gita, when Lord Krishna advises the quailing warrior Prince Arjuna to pick up his great bow Gandiva and forever rout the corrupt foe, regardless of the consequences - that saves her from certain self-annihilation.

Many years later, now a gorgeous woman living in frenetic New York City, Pia is tracked down and coaxed to return to India to deal with an insistent throng of old ghosts. But horror strikes yet again - and she is compelled by supernatural agents to heed Lord Krishna's timeless advice as she finds herself on the trail of a charming psychopath who will stop at nothing to kill her.

Intrepid

In the early days, four of the Paragons, the beings of the Infinite, created a race from each of the elements in the physical realm- Fire, Water, Earth, and Air. These races became the ancestors of the Pyran, Deryn, Jordan, and Soren lands. A few within the Paragons were angered that they were not chosen to create their own beings that would honor and worship them, so a Paragon named Valen Ral, the essence of Order, attempted to create beings from those already in existence. Their essences were torn in the process, creating the Banished Races- Basts, Abyssals, Nyx, and Vega- monstrous cousins to the creations of the Elemental Paragons who stalked the outer reaches of the realms.

Over thousands of years, each race developed from hunters and gatherers into a complex, industrial society. Once they began to introduce technology their dependence on the Paragons waned, and eventually they only continued to worship those Paragons whose secrets they could not unravel yet, like the Paragon of Magic.

Angered over mortal’s impudence towards the Paragons, Valen Ral leads a revolt against the mortals to punish them for forsaking their gods and instead depending on machines. But, much to his suprise, not all the Paragons support him. Many Paragons still support man, and believe that technology will never be the answer to all the mortal’s needs The Paragons that follow Valen Ral abandon the mortals, reaching out to their monstrous creations. Those who do not support Valen Ral by turning away from the mortals are cast out of the Infinite Realm in a fiery expulsion.

The story that follows is the struggle of several characters who now live in the fallout, including a capricious Imperatrix who is the progeny of the realm's most famous fairytale romance, a cursed mermaid forced to live on land for treachery against her kind, a desert born pirate who escaped to the high seas with his bound genie companion, and a street urchin con artist pulled out of prison to serve as the sentinel to the new Paragon of Magic.

Strickland

Mattie Strickland is just starting her junior year in high school.  Her life is transformed when she and her parents suddenly move to a new town bearing her family's name. There she discovers that one of the students at her new school has recently disappeared.  Mattie, with the help of her new friend Mark, begins to unravel the threads of her connection to the missing girl and the circumstances of the disappearance.  This leads her toward a frightening descent into the dark and strange secrets of her new environment.

Starting December 15, 2016

The Devil's Got Dirt

"Blix just cheated death. After an accident, she was supposed to open her eyes in hell. She's been given a second chance, and the devil can’t stand it.

He’s sending his best missionaries to right the wrongs and will use all the dirt on her that he's got to put her under the ground—for good."

 

View a complete list of ongoing and completed series here.



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


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



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


On starry nights, Cuthbert Longmire sees a captivating girl on the rooftop of the library next to his flat. Except... this night, instead of the girl, a shocking discovery emerges in the cold.

Detective Inspector Sarah Brooks is usually unkempt, a chronic smoker and a frazzled mum. She is also the best shot at the Met Police.

Detective Lucas Bell, soon-to-be MI-5...View Series



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

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

 

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



Allie comes home when her grandmother dies to finish the B&B that her grandmother had planned. While working on the house she finds a wooden box and opens a door to the past which changes her family in ways she could never imagine.

 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


“It’s just a light flickering, must be faulty wiring or something – isn’t it?”

Lot 149 is a paranormal story about Keira, a recently divorced woman who purchases a decaying old farmhouse with a truly spectacular history. Country living, a tidy divorce settlement and a job promotion that allowed telecommuting – this...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


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



Strange tales abound in the steamy south when the full moon casts lacy shadows through the spanish moss and the owl calls from deep in the swamp. Sit back and enjoy six chilling tales of phantoms and some decidedly more earthly creatures guaranteed to raise the hairs on the back of your neck.

 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



Moody sixteen-year-old barista Devin Mulwray is doing his best to ignore bizarre manifestations at his job in the chilly Northern California town of Arcata. Already teased about his recurrent ‘phase-outs’, the last thing he needs is to get pegged as a guy who sees ghosts. It doesn’t help his state of mind that his boss is a sarcastic slacker, his single dad is always on the road with clients...View Series


After dying in a car accident, Alex meets Tim Davis, a fellow ghost who has no idea why he was murdered.

As he learns more than he wanted to know about the afterlife, Alex discovers that Tim's death might have been a part of something large and sinister.

This story is the first tale in the Ghost Mysteries Series. One chapter will...View Series


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

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

 View Series


Follow this series as strange and unexplainable encounters are shared.   

Many of these happenings are true, however, events are creatively embelleshed for entertaining fiction.

 View Series


Deidre wishes nothing but the best for her sister Kelly and her new husband Dyllon but nightly, Deidre has disturbing dreams that the couple are having problems. At times, her dreams appear to be visions of the future and her nighttime excursions always revolve around the new groom. Is there a dark force directing Deidre's dreams for its own agenda? Are Deidre's efforts...View Series


This series contains an amusing collection of ghost stories by the American author and satirist John Kendrick Bangs.

**Subscribing to this series will not count toward your subscription limit. This is a bonus series created by Channillo.com and uses content that is in the public domain.

 View Series


Jason Arnan is a confused spiritual seeker, prone to depression, who engages in astral projection. Abaddon Enfer, a restless demon, schemes to posses Jason's body by exploiting these openings. While Jason's spirit is in an idyllic dream world, Enfer dives toward the void his spirit has left in hopes of possessing a human form. Michael Santi, an angel, rushes to intercept Enfer. During the great...View Series


KRISHNA'S COUNSEL sweeps you back to sleepy south India in the 1960s, right into the tumultuous life of Pia, a brilliant and defiant teenager whose world disintegrates under the brutal sword-thrust of an eerie death. It is the loving gift of the magnificent view of eastern philosophy - particularly a poignant scene in the Bhagavad Gita, when Lord Krishna advises the quailing warrior Prince Arjuna to...View Series


In the early days, four of the Paragons, the beings of the Infinite, created a race from each of the elements in the physical realm- Fire, Water, Earth, and Air. These races became the ancestors of the Pyran, Deryn, Jordan, and Soren lands. A few within the Paragons were angered that they were not chosen to create their own beings that would honor and worship them, so a Paragon named Valen Ral, the essence...View Series


Mattie Strickland is just starting her junior year in high school.  Her life is transformed when she and her parents suddenly move to a new town bearing her family's name. There she discovers that one of the students at her new school has recently disappeared.  Mattie, with the help of her new friend Mark, begins to unravel the threads of her connection to the missing girl and the...View Series


"Blix just cheated death. After an accident, she was supposed to open her eyes in hell. She's been given a second chance, and the devil can’t stand it.

He’s sending his best missionaries to right the wrongs and will use all the dirt on her that he's got to put her under the ground—for good."

 

 View Series

View a complete list of ongoing and completed series here.