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|Poison and Mercy: A Girls' Adventure by E.C. Elvedeane|
It's 1885, and the people of London suffer under clouds of acid while the Thames burns.
Who can save the day?
Poison and Mercy d’Avalon, a pair of notorious adventuresses with a talent for the amoral and profitable sidelines in extortion, assassination, and every other vice imaginable (as well as quite a few others for good measure), are hired to eliminate a blackmail threat to a Very Important Person.
A bawdy and fun Steampunk adventure, Poison and Mercy is an alternative history Steampunk spoof that evokes the underground erotica of the Victorian era.
* Mature Audiences Only!
|Genre: Erotic Steampunk|
|The Shadows of Tarnside Hall by Van Andrew|
Escaping from her drab life in post-war Manchester, Eleanor Barfield questions her instincts when she first sets eyes on Tarnside Hall. Brooding over its secrets, the home of Dr. Levens stands remote and forbidding on the Coniston Fells, warning Eleanor to come no further.
An exciting new job and luxurious living prove too much of a temptation: Eleanor embarks on her role as the doctor’s secretary.
Winter closes in. The shadows of Tarnside Hall decide it’s time to play with the new arrival.
|Genre: Gothic Horror|
|Ink Stains Anthology, Volume 4 |
Death. He plays a cunning role in our lives. Sometimes he uses us to do his bidding; other times, we can elude him, play him for a fool. But in the end, he always wins.
In this volume of the Ink Stains anthology, our authors examine both Death and death and the power and pain that can accompany it.
Mackenzie Cox, Layla DeGroff, Miranda Forman, S.D. Hintz, Anna Mavromati, Bekki Pate, Holly Saiki, and Jon Steinhagen lead us through a journey of eight tales exploring our connection with death in both the mundane and supernatural realms.
|Genre: Horror & Dark Fiction Anthology|
|Dark Siren by Eden Ashley|
A tale of love, betrayal, and heartbreaking secrets between Kalista, a teenager who largely lacks understanding of the powerful creature contained within her, and Rhane, the mysterious man from her forgotten past.
Dark Siren’s fresh paranormal elements and its unique take on siren mythology will keep readers guessing until the end.
|Wormfood Island by Ken La Salle|
You thought zombies could just eat you…
Wormfood Island is the story of a family on the verge of collapse. When they win a trip to a hedonism resort out of the country, Kevin Miller hopes this is the chance they need to save their marriage.
But instead, they find themselves quickly facing a quest for survival against an infestation of parasitic worms that cause the infected to gain monstrous sexual appetites…which quickly turns to an appetite for living flesh.
|Genre: Horror Comedy|
|In the Service of the Boyar by Jason Graff|
In the land of the Boyar, a boy will fall in love and become much more than a man.
In this fantasy romance for all ages, a boy catches a glimpse of Fifika, as he flees with his family from danger, traveling with his clan with haste to the lands of the boyar, a mysterious benefactor. Smitten, the boy becomes her playmate there in the Carpathians where the boyar resides and whose hillsides are filled with enchanted beasts. The boyar assures the clan that the beasts are harmless unless provoked, but some of the members are not so sure.
When tragedy visits Fifika’s family, the boyar invites her and the boy into his castle to learn from his English tutor, a lazy and fearful man. The boy, now almost a man, falls deeply in love under Fifika’s tutelage.
When he finally learns Fifika’s secret, he must choose between his family and the only life he knows and the uncertain dangers of life with her in the mountainous lands of the boyar with a very different kind of family.
|Flight of the Gazebo by Kent Silverhill|
When an entire village is accidentally transported to an alien world, things are bound to get messy. The villagers grapple with the reality of life without phones, television and, heaven forbid, Facebook and descend into a destructive, backstabbing power struggle.
Meanwhile, one of the villagers, a cyclist called Drome, gets abducted by aliens intent on laying their hands on the device that brought the village to their world.
Caught between his abductors who want the device and the emperor’s ex-adviser who wants to destroy everything and everyone to do with it, Drome is assisted to escape. He flees through the palace sewers and runs into a fellow human - well, someone who would be human if they hadn’t fallen foul of a sorcerer - who helps him get away. With the murderous adviser on their heels, the pair head to Drome’s village to warn of the disaster heading their way.
|Knight Prisoner by Mark J. Mitchell|
A hilarious romp through an alternative 15th century, where two great literary minds meet and pull off a jailbreak of legend.
In 1470, in the great City of London, the great French poet, François Villon, was in trouble. He had a talent for it. Carted off to Newgate prison, he is thrown into the company of that master of English crime and prose, Sir Thomas Malory.
This humorous medieval alternative history tale is told by Fremin—Villon’s put-upon secretary -- who has never had an adventure of his own. He tells the story of the meeting of these two masters of writing and crime, while looking back at their early criminal adventures. Both men’s lives curiously echo their literary work. It also becomes the story of Fremin himself, as he grows from being the servant of two great men, into his own manhood.
|Genre: Humorous Alternative History|
|EMBATTLED by Darlene Jones|
Gifted with superpowers she can’t refuse, her life spirals out of control.
Bounced from a jungle battle, to an Islamist stronghold, to a corrupt Colombian trial, Em Roberts, your average school principal, knows that something is dreadfully wrong.
Now she must challenge “the voice” in her head— the voice that transports her around the world, forces her to face unbelievable danger, and insists she can stop wars.
Will she outwit that voice and end the nightmare, or will she die trying?
|Genre: Science Fiction|
|Soldier of Fortune: A Gideon Quinn Adventure by Kathleen McClure|
Wrongly convicted of treason, Gideon Quinn has spent six years harvesting crystal under the killing suns of the Morton Barrens, until the day a general of the Colonial Corps arrives with an offer of freedom, and the chance to clear his name.
Gideon doesn’t have to think twice, and with his pet draco Elvis on his shoulder he takes 'ship for the city of Nike in search of revenge—and justice. But mostly, revenge.
What he finds is a dodger named Mia, a city steeped in corruption, and a menace at the heart of the Corps which could bring Fortune's new and fragile peace to an explosive end.
And that’s just his first night in town.
|Genre: Science Fiction|
|Trouble Brewing by Paul Abercrombie|
With the help of his buddy, John, Preston scores a gig at the same struggling Tampa microbrewery where John and wunderkind brewer Waldie work. Preston soon replaces Waldie as brewmaster and devises a secret scheme to use the job to pry loose $5 million of his father’s inheritance.
In Trouble Brewing, Paul Abercrombie takes a satirical look at just how far some ambitious microbrewers are willing to go to make a name for themselves and their company. With tongue firmly in cheek, Abercrombie delves deftly into murder, blackmail, and cover ups, all fine ingredients for an award-winning ale, and a great read.
|Genre: Black Comedy, Dark Humor|
|Contact: The Encounter Series by Joanna Homer|
All Eliza Anderson wants to do is get through her last year at school with as little drama as possible. From cheating exes, to nightmare parents, she has enough problems to keep her busy.
Unlike the rest of the school, she is happy to overlook Jack, the mysterious new boy everyone is talking about. A difficult task however, when he seems be around every corner she turns. And yeah, he might be gorgeous but he is also annoying, rude, and constantly blows hot and cold.
But when the pair are caught up in a bank raid, Jack is forced to reveal the secrets he has been hiding.
Tangled up in the hunt for a powerful artefact, Eliza discovers her connection to this hidden world maybe more than just chance, but exactly how far will their enemies go to get what they want?
|Genre: Young Adult Science Fiction|
|Gale's Gift by Beth Alvarez|
There’s nothing Morghram hates more than storms, but when he sees a woman trapped in the sea with a wild storm fast approaching, fear of foul weather must be pushed aside.
But saving Eona’s life means getting tangled in her business. Shipwrecked in pursuit of the thief who ruined her life, her escort is lost, leaving her to pursue justice alone.
Adventure isn’t high on the list of things Morghram is looking for, but Eona’s promise of rich rewards could change his life, restoring the comfortable lifestyle stolen by the wartime injury that forced him to forsake his career.
Though tired and past his prime, his sword is king’s steel, and the scars on his body prove his skill was hard won. Together, they may just stand a chance.
|Dracones Awakening by Sheri-Lynn Marean|
Cursed and hunted for years by druid witches, the Dracones fight for survival.
After their village was massacred, Tierney and friends fled to Earth. Only you can’t run from the past, twenty-one-year-old Tierney realizes when she gazes into eyes of the man she loves.
His failure to protect his brother left Jax broken. If he survives the emergence of his dragon, he fears he will endanger the one he loves—Tierney.
Their past catches up when Tierney has a brutal vision. The Ilyium have found them. Now Tierney and Jax must overcome their legacy and learn to trust in themselves in order to avoid the Ilyium’s sinister plans.
|Genre: Paranormal/Fantasy Romance|
|Curse Breaker: Enchanted by Melinda Kucsera|
Evil rises in the enchanted forest. One untrained mage and his son must stop it, if they can.
|Knot in Time by Alan Tucker|
My name is Darius Arthur Heisenberg, but most people call me Dare.
I work for a group, called the Keepers, that label themselves the custodians of time. And, believe me, time is a mess. It needs all the custodians it can get. Which is, of course, why the Keepers selected me, a nineteen-year-old high school dropout, to join them. I recently worked as a janitor for a couple months. Perfect fit, right?
Okay, it didn’t make much sense to me either, but I wasn’t in a position to turn down a steady job and a roof over my head. Besides, all I’m supposed to do is travel through time and save the universe as we know it, how hard could it be?
Yeah, better hold on. This could get ugly.
|Genre: Science Fiction|
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