Father of Storms by Dean Jones

Imagine losing everything you loved as well as the future you’d wished for so long to come true.Seth was born with the gift to manipulate energy, unfortunately his skills mark him as a target for one who wishes to control everything. So began a life running from those who would seek to command him, a life that spans over a thousand years waiting for the day when all will be once again as it was.Captured in modern day London, Seth needs the help of his companions, the Mara, to show him who he is through dreams of his past, so he can save the family he has waited so long to have.A warrior bred for battle must fight once more but this time the battlefield is his mind. Can Seth win, or will he finally lose who he is and become the weapon of the man who started his nightmare all those years ago?Father of Storms is a story told through time, a tale of love and hope where there seems to be none and above all it is a reminder that if you believe, truly believe then even from the darkest places, good things come to those who wait.

Author: Dean Jones

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

Ink Stains, Volume 11: A Dark Fiction Literary Journal by Katherine Peck

Betrayal. Revenge. Death.When all trust is gone, what is left is a dark, festering hole in one’s soul.For some, this paralyzes them. They are caught in a loop of regret and fear to the point they are unable to function, leaving them with a shell of their previous life. For others, the darkness grows until it renders them unrecognizable, and their actions become unconscionable. Authors Ben Gamblin, Lynda Greenfield, David O’Hanlon, Katherine Peck, Patrick Roesle, Vincent Stoia, and Nicole Tanquary take readers on a journey down a path of fear to both the known and unknown, as their characters struggle with what they are willing to do to preserve their everyday lives and what happens when betrayal threatens to unravel it all.INK STAINS, a quarterly anthology published by Dark Alley Press, is about shining a stark light on the shadows of life, exploring those dimly lit corridors, and unearthing those long-buried secrets. We don’t believe good will always triumph over evil or that someone will always be around to save the day. Sometimes all we have is ourselves. And the stories that keep us turning the page.

Author: Katherine Peck

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

The Shadow Path: Deep City Book 2 by E. G. Jensen

The Shadow Path novel was selected to receive a Book Readers Appreciation Group Medallion on February 15th, 2019. You can find it featured on the B.R.A.G. website.                                                                        The Shadow Path is continuation of a story about Oliver Archer — a rich, handsome New Yorker who is shrunken down to two inches tall by a molecular black hole. All Oliver really wants is to return to his beloved girlfriend, Samantha, and resume his privileged normal life. But that reality is no longer an option. Now Oliver must join forces with the Alfar, a secret race of techno-elves in present day New York City. Together they must defeat a nanite invasion that will affect the entire human race if it succeeds. As before, the fate of humanity depends upon one lost young man who must learn to forget his past, and reach down and find the inner strength and courage he didn’t know he had.

Author: E. G. Jensen

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

Cinne of Dragonia (The Queens of Dragonia Book 3) by Earl Brigham

High fantasy, horror and mythology intertwine in Cinne of Dragonia. The action-packed concluding volume in The Queens of Dragonia trilogy follows the life of the title character, Cinne, in a world where the number of dragons is much-reduced and magic is waning.On the map, Cinne takes the reader from the already-familiar places of the two earlier books. The story moves away from England, Wales and Brittany and on into Scotland, Denmark, Sweden, and Poland. As in the earlier books, the vast majority of locations reflect real places that can yet be seen. The novel is an interwoven tale filled with both original characters and several historical competing pagan gods, dragons, mermaids, humans, a myriad of monsters, werewolves, vampires, dwarfs, evil spirits, faeries and valkyries, with numerous shape-shifters among them. Cinne, as a character, is part human, part dragon, part mermaid and part dwarf, the inheritor of several royal lineages. Although just a child, there are the greatest of expectations, the highest of hopes, placed upon her.There are heroes and evil creatures, but there are are also several characters that neither purely good nor purely evil, but something in-between, many drawn from ancient myths, religions and legends.What would Dragonia be without dragons? Several existing dragons and myths surrounding them are woven into the novel. (Najciemniesky, Niddhogg, Balaur, Vishap, the Zduhaci, Azdaja, and the myths of Zmey Tugarin, as well as the dragon of Wawel Hill.)Part of the mermaid stories come for existing mythology, including the character Jurate, who is, in the Baltic, considered the queen of the mermaids, and the unnamed mermaid who is considered to be the defender of Warsaw, Poland, an inland city.The mythical elements draw from several sources. There are some Viking-era elements, particularly some lesser-know myths, with gods and giants presented more true to their original forms than is usually done in modern fantasy. (Thor, Odin, Tyr, dwarfs, the once-and-always warriors, several giants and valkyries.) There are also several Slavic gods and a reconstructed myth from the Baltic. (Perun, Praamhius, Svetovid, the Mother of War, the Grave Mother, the Mother of Wraiths, and others.) Parts of two rather famous Russian tales are central to the story. (Kosciej the Deathless and The Maid of the Copper Mountain) A few Celtic characters from earlier in the story reappear (Arianrhod and Belatucadors among them,) along with individuals not previously involved in the story. WARNING! Cinne of Dragonia recaptures some ancient tales that are sometimes quite brutal, with certain characters that are not intended to be likable. Certain parts of the story are about very violent creatures involved in horrible events, and fantasy war. Portions of this novel contain graphic violence. As a whole, Cinne of Dragonia is a story of impossible hope, love, growth and daring, set in a world of the undead and blood-thirsty gods gone amok, while the end of magic grows nigh.There is much more information on each individual book, including Cinne, and the series as a whole on the website https://thequeensofdragonia.com/.

Author: Earl Brigham

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

Dread: A Series of Short Horror Stories for Adults by Marina Somma

For those of you who grew up on Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, you will understand how sometimes horror sticks with you. It follows you home and hides beneath your bed, or lurks in your closet with shining black eyes that you can never quite spot. But when you grow up, true horror becomes something else entirely. Dread is an illustrated series of short horror stories for those adults. It finds the tiny cracks in your psyche and worms its way in, chilling you to your core. Because when it comes down to it, what are you most afraid of as an adult? Is it still the idea that a monster is hiding under your bed? Or is it the reality that the monster is actually in your own head? Each story in the anthology will disturb, haunt, and unsettle you. Warning: The content in this book might be particularly disturbing to some readers. It contains themes of violence and mental illness.

Author: Marina Somma

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
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The King’s Knight (Royal Blood Book 5) by Kristen Gupton

Every man’s loyalty has a breaking point, and Sir Jerris Steiner has finally reached his.As tensions mount between King Keiran Sipesh and Lord Athan Vercilla, it is those close to the Tordanian vampire who will suffer the consequences. As Keiran’s closest confidant, Jerris will find his life forever changed after Athan’s next visit.The King’s Knight will question the life he’s been destined to lead since birth. Following in his father’s footsteps may prove too painful, and Jerris will need to learn who he really is, and what he is willing to lose to see an end to Athan’s tyranny.

Author: Kristen Gupton

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
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Apocalypse-a-Day Desk Calendar, Volume 1 by Norman Prentiss

Destroying the World, One Day at a Time… In this eclectic assortment of flash fiction, Bram Stoker Award-winner Norman Prentiss concocts a different end-of-the-world scenario for each calendar day (Volume 1 covers January through March). The stories range from humorous to bizarre to unsettling, commemorating holiday and observance days (New Year’s or Valentine’s Day, National Pig Day), famous birthdays (Robert Frost, Charles Dickens), or notable historical events (the first computer…and the first computer virus). Other daily entries include a riff on the first (and only) golf game on the moon; and “The Milking of Elm Farm Ollie,” which reinvigorates an in-flight publicity stunt by adding apocalyptic results. Volume 1 includes more than 40,000 words of doomsday fiction, ready to be sampled in small doses just like the pages of those desk calendars you buy for 50%-off in February…or available all at once for your immediate binge-reading pleasure!

Author: Norman Prentiss

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

Cowgirl & Creature (Part Two) (The Laura Pepper Series Book 2) by Tim O’Rourke

***This book was previously published as ‘Vampires of Fogmin Moor’ (The Laura Pepper Trilogy) but at the request of fans is now published again here in its original serialized format and with original cover art. ***From Tim O’Rourke, #1 bestselling author of ‘The Kiera Hudson Series’, comes ‘Cowgirl & Creature’ a paranormal romance serial. On her death bed, Laura Pepper’s mother squeezed her daughters hand and told her not to return to England where her father had once lived. Laura’s father had kept secrets – secrets that were best left buried along with the dead.Ignoring her mother’s advice, Laura leaves America and returns home to England not only in search of the truth about her father, but to rekindle a secret love she once shared.But her home town has changed and so has the man she once loved. Dead bodies are being discovered on the moors close to where Laura lives and the secrets her father once kept are now creeping out of the shadows, forcing her to confront her past, future and the man she loves.’Cowgirl & Creature’ (The Laura Pepper Series) is an eight part serial. Each part is approx. 20,000 words in length.Note: This ends on an unbearable cliff-hanger. Part Three is now available!

Author: Tim O’Rourke

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews