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Word Count: 93700

Summary:

Keola is a mermaid – and bound for marriage to a foreign human prince. Unable to face a life cut off from the ocean with a man she despises, she chooses freedom at a terrible cost. Posing as a human wavesinger to remain hidden from her pursuers, she finds work on the ship of the dashing captain Anaar Kahlani. Anaar is searching for a mythical treasure and believes that Keola is the key to finding it. Amidst the hunt for fame and fortune, Anaar begins to fall for the mysterious wavesinger. Confronted with a secret and a dangerous revelation, she must decide what price she is willing to pay for untold riches – and for love. When Keola’s past catches up with her, can they survive the oncoming storm together, or will the trials ahead demand more of them than they are willing to sacrifice?

A Melody in the Deep - Cara N. Delaney
A Melody in the Deep

Cara N. Delaney ...

July 20, 2021

Word Count: 4500

Summary: In love, time is relative, until they run out… Regulations limit time digger Ish and time cop Kabal, born years and worlds apart, to two dates a year, making every date precious. But when Kabal announces his retirement at their tenth anniversary, what should have been a happy occasion might be their last night together. Previously appeared in Storm Moon Press' Sweethearts & Seduction anthology

A Time Traveler's Valentine - Blaine D. Arden
A Time Traveler's Valentine

Blaine D. Arden ...

February 14, 2017

Word Count: 94000

Summary:

To have a future, they must face their past. Magda, Ascara, and Lucinda must draw upon the strength of their trinity to seek out the truths of the past that hold the key to their future. They travel north, to Magda’s place of birth amongst the Oceanics. For Magda, this is an unwelcoming place, a reminder that she was banished and dealt a cruel fate. Named Stoner and landlocked, for an Oceanic this is a dishonour and a fate worse than death. To return to the float again would place her life, and those with her, at risk. In the freezing waters of the far north, Magda finds herself defending her honour and birthright.  She must succeed as their fate depends upon it. Failure is not an option, the costs are too high. Will Magda allow the past to hold her back, or will she find her destiny? A Touch of Ice is the fourth book in the Towers of the Earth fantasy adventure series.

A Touch of Ice - Nita Round - The Towers of the Earth
A Touch of Ice

Nita Round ...

June 9, 2020

Word Count: 95900

Summary: “There is always a way.” Kelnaht, Taruif, and Ianys are meant to be together, but old promises and the decree of the elders prevent them from claiming each other openly at Solstice. Kelnaht can investigate murder and foul play, but he can’t see how he can keep both his lovers without breaking the rules. But if he believes in the guide’s words and trusts his faith in Ma’terra, they will find a way to clear the fog and puddles from their paths. The Forester Kelnaht, a cloud elf, is a truth seeker caught between love and faith, when a murder reveals an illicit affair between two tree elves he desires more than he can admit. Kelnaht’s former lover Ianys once betrayed him, and the shunned forester Taruif is not allowed to talk to anyone but the guide, their spiritual pathfinder. Lost and Found A stripling goes missing from the tribe, and heavy rainfall hides all traces of his whereabouts. With days creeping by without a lead, it’s hard to keep the tribe’s spirits up, more so when Kelnaht’s own future depends on the elders. Taruif has been shunned for almost twenty turns, but now that a possible forester’s apprentice is coming of age, the elders consider reducing his sentence. Taruif could be set free. Full Circle When several children fall ill with more than a summer bug, truth seeker Kelnaht is assigned to investigate. What he finds is deadly and threatens the life of every underage child in the tribe, including Ianys’ daughter Atèn. Then a wounded traveller is found in the forest, left to die after a vicious attack.

A Triad in Three Acts - Blaine D. Arden - The Forester
A Triad in Three Acts

Blaine D. Arden ...

August 15, 2016

Word Count: 15500

Summary: When Dominick has to attend a six-day dragon mating ceremony, he wants to avoid speaking to anyone for fear his severe stutter will send possible suitors running. However, Lysander and Zachary, both from different cultures with a thing for redheads, refuse to let him hide. Worse, they actively pursue him, even after Dominick mucks up their first encounter. Against the backdrop of a ceremony that takes testing endurance, strength, and acoustics to new heights, differences between languages, customs, and expectations create an obstacle course where any misstep could send the men home… alone.

An Invitation To Love - Blaine D. Arden
An Invitation To Love

Blaine D. Arden ...

February 13, 2020

Word Count: 127000

Summary: For fans of Blade Runner, Ghost in the Shell and Altered Carbon! Welcome to the year 2095. Killer cyborgs hunt down anyone who disagrees with the perfection that is society. Nephilim is the best operator in these elite death squads. Genetically and cybernetically enhanced, she and her team strike terror wherever they go. Knowing nothing besides this lifestyle, Nephilim believes that she's part of a righteous cause. Then a system glitch changes everything. Separated from the grid, for the first time, Nephilim begins doubting the world she lives in. Things get even more complicated when she meets Jake, a 100% bio-human, who opens her neon-blue eyes to the lies she had been exposed to all her life. Nephilim decides to take a stand against her creators. But in this brave new world, can one person beat an all-powerful system of oppression? Soon, Nephilim finds herself hunted by her own people... Corporate megacities, dystopian themes, cyborg assassins, badass heroines, charismatic villains - an adrenaline ride that never stops. If you love action-driven cyberpunk full of unexpected plot-twists, you don't want to miss this! "Sexy, violent and absolutely intriguing!" -Review

Behind Blue Eyes - Anna Mocikat
Behind Blue Eyes

Anna Mocikat ...

May 20, 2020

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Summary: Once upon a time in a world where magic and technology collide with unexpected consequences… Bellarosa sleeps, her previous life forgotten. As she dreams, she can but observe the world she sees in her mind and wonders if it is real. But one day, Tolliver stumbles into a tunnel leading to her resting place, and he can hear her. As she becomes part of his life, her dreams fill with budding love. But is Tolliver a figment of her imagination or a real human being? Can Bellarosa find her memories and learn the truth about her long sleep before she loses Tolliver and her own life? What if the Brothers Grimm had taken the dreams of "Sleeping Beauty" into account? The book includes a bonus story and the original fairy tale.

Bellarosa - Katharina Gerlach - Tales Retold
Bellarosa

Katharina Gerlach ...

June 14, 2016

Word Count: 7700

Summary: A lion sleeps in the hearts of brave men. When Prince Theodorin refuses to wed the general's youngest son because he loves another, he is trapped on a cursed island. He spends his days trying to escape, his nights listening to his lover’s soothing voice echoing through the forest. His attempts to escape only lead back to where he started… until an encounter with a lion reveals a crack in the illusion. Theo has to believe, or he may never find his way home. Previously appeared in Wilde City Press' Bedtime Stories anthology

Click Your Heels - Blaine D. Arden
Click Your Heels

Blaine D. Arden ...

February 14, 2018

Word Count: Information not available

Summary: Eclectic, imaginative, and unexpected, Community of Magic Pens features forty genre-spanning flash and short stories--including fantasy, humor, science fiction, romance, historical fiction, satire, and mystery--bringing together a rich group of diverse voices from a wide range of backgrounds and intersections. Fountain pens, markers and ink, charcoals, spy pens, a braille writer, a printing press, virtual reality, and a supernatural pizza: whether revealing unspoken truths, fighting injustice, or finding friendship and love, our pens have power. Join us as a recent graduate of superhero school struggles to understand her gift, a disabled android interviews for a job, a queen’s conscripted artist must pull reality from illustrations on parchment, and a grandmother’s secret room is…better kept a secret. Tales of struggle and triumph, compassion and hope: Community of Magic Pens is a celebration of our shared story.

COMING SOON
Community of Magic Pens anthology
Community of Magic Pens

Word Count: 100000

Summary: Jove Hendricks wishes he had never moved to Shangbei: it’s too hot and humid and the religious conflicts are even more intense than in his hometown Hamberwa. Soon war looms in this post-robot-apocalypse world of church politics and intrigue. Jove’s boss, the Grand Priestess of the Good Faith sect, teams up with her allies against the Mukol doomsday faith, which promises relief from worldly misery by destroying the cause of all human suffering: the earth itself. On top of the political bickering, Jove suffers from a recurring nightmare in which he sees a place he dubbed the “Dome of Souls” – a giant hall where he lies immobile and suspended in thin air among billions of people. One night, the Dome gives Jove a four-word message that can save the world. Trouble is, he doesn’t understand what “Lenny escaped and survived” means. The only one who does is Grand Priest Shavendra, the head of the Mukol doomsday cult that wants to destroy the planet.

Dome Child - Regina Glei
Dome Child

Regina Glei ...

October 17, 2011

Word Count: Information not available

Summary: Once upon a time in a world where magic and technology collide with unexpected consequences… Ember Ash toils in the family's clockwork shop under her stepfather's watchful eye and dreams of magic. When she buys a fairy in a cage, her life takes a turn for the weird even though the fairy's magic is but weak. Can Ember outwit her jealous stepsister and find a magic of her own? What if the Brother's Grimm hadn't realized how capable „Cinderella“ really was? The book includes a bonus story and the original fairy tale.

Ember Ash - Katharina Gerlach - Tales Retold
Ember Ash

Katharina Gerlach ...

August 2, 2017

Word Count: 85000

Summary: ALSO AVAILABLE FROM INGRAM FOR BOOKSTORES We’re a world beset by crises. Climate change, income inequality, racism, pandemics, an almost unmanageable tangle of issues. Sometimes it’s hard to look ahead and see a hopeful future. We asked sci-fi writers to send us stories about ways to fix what’s wrong with the world. From the sixty-five stories we received, we chose twelve most amazing (and hopefully prescient) tales. Dive in and find out how we might mitigate climate change, make war obsolete, switch to alternative forms of energy, and restructure the very foundations of our society, The future’s not going to fix itself.

Fix the World Anthology
Fix the World Anthology

April 10, 2021

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Summary:I have great responsibilities, but my path ahead is as foggy and blurred as the path behind me.” With forester Taruif freed, Kelnaht has claimed him openly at Solstice before tribe and Ma’terra as his partner, but with their third, Ianys, bound by an old promise, their triad is still incomplete. Sneaking around puts the most strain on Ianys. He and Kelnaht must keep their relationship a secret or he will lose his daughter, Atèn. When several children fall ill with more than a summer bug, truth seeker Kelnaht is assigned once more to investigate. What he finds is deadly and threatens the life of every underage child in the tribe, including Atèn. Then a wounded traveller is found in the forest, left to die after a vicious attack. With Taruif and his apprentice on the hunt for a cure, Kelnaht focusses on the attacks, but the clues are few and more children are infected. Nothing seems to connect until both the traveller and Atèn dream of the same grey-haired elf. Driven by fear for his daughter, Ianys pulls away from his lovers. Kelnaht can only pray Ma’terra will guide him to a solution that brings them all together and keeps Atèn safe from harm.

Full Circle - Blaine D. Arden - The Forester
Full Circle

Blaine D. Arden ...

August 15, 2016

Word Count: 28000

Summary: Derek Herman is living a nightmare. Long before he was born, the planet was taken over by a mind-controlling alien race, and everyone is affected except for him. Derek does his best not to draw attention to himself, but it’s not going well. Ocren Starburst is obsessed with his human neighbor. Every time he sees Derek, he wants nothing more than to grab him, hold him, and keep him forever. And four years of chasing him up the stairs in their apartment building has resulted in Derek refusing to even acknowledge his existence. That is, until Derek accuses Ocren of breaking into his apartment. Derek found a button on his living room floor, the same kind of button Ocren wears on his police uniform. And while Ocren hasn’t broken in, he knows the button means someone has. Ocren’s race has kept their shape-shifting abilities secret for years, but now his other form wants out to slaughter everyone that dares to get too close to Derek. And staying in control proves hard when threats toward Derek increase. Will they be able to keep Derek safe without Ocren losing control of his dragon self?

How to Soothe a Dragon - Holly Day
How to Soothe a Dragon

Holly Day ...

November 13, 2021

Word Count: 100000

Summary: Born in the northern wastes of Kaleva in the middle of a devastating war between light and darkness, Rikko’ has found his way south to the warm shores of the Circled Sea, the first elver to ever turn pirate. Forbidden by the rules of the Andalouan court to pursue such an ungentlemanly career, Gael can only dream of ever becoming a doctor, and his medical studies remain unfinished until his aunt the Queen sends him on a covert mission to the pirate city of Beyas’kahl. And here, after one night with Rikko’, all his loyalties are put to the test. Queen Amata has reigned for three decades, and she always used her men cunningly. But even the best player can miscalculate, and her blunder places Gael first in slavery, then in a naval battle, and finally, worst of all, face to face with Rikko’s darkest and deadliest side. From such darkness, is there any coming back? Is there any hope of love for Gael, or redemption for Rikko’?

In the Eye of the Wind - Katherine Wyvern
In the Eye of the Wind

Katherine Wyvern ...

January 18, 2019

Word Count: 90000

Summary:

From the ashes of the Times of Anarchy, after the near destruction of Earth, rose the system of Jeronimo. It gives the people food, shelter and stability, but keeps them under tight control, erasing everyone who does not conform with the system.

Jiro strove to become one of the 72 Keepers of Earth after he received a “Dome” revelation, keeping secret what the “Dome of Souls” -- an entity bestowing revelations both personal and powerful -- showed him. Now that he is a Keeper, he has the power to change things.

Never did the Keepers of Jeronimo think that one of their own would turn against them. They do not understand why Jiro revolts. A Keeper already has everything. Except for one thing: freedom.

Jeronimo - Regina Glei - Jeronimo
Jeronimo

Regina Glei ...

August 19, 2017

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Summary: Once upon a time in a world where magic and technology collide with unexpected consequences… When Marge and her father enter the town to sell charcoal, the young smith John falls for her immediately. However, beautiful girls vanish overnight in town, and he has no idea where Marge is staying. Can he find her despite the curfew before the kidnappers will? What if the Brothers Grimm didn't notice that "Hänsel und Gretel" weren't siblings at all? The book includes a bonus story and the original fairy tale.

John and Marge - Katharina Gerlach - Tales Retold
John and Marge

Katharina Gerlach ...

February 11, 2016

Word Count: 35000

Summary: The guide mentioned puddles, but I envisioned lakes, deep treacherous lakes, and I was drowning. One turn has passed, another Solstice is just around the corner, and having an illicit affair with not one but two lovers—smith Ianys and shunned forester Taruif—is taking its toll on truth seeker Kelnaht. A stripling has gone missing from the tribe, and heavy rainfall hides all traces of his whereabouts. With days creeping by without a lead, it’s hard to keep the tribe’s spirits up, more so when Kelnaht’s own future depends on the elders. Taruif has been shunned for almost twenty turns, but now that a possible forester’s apprentice is coming of age, the elders consider reducing his sentence. Taruif could be set free. In gaining one lover, Kelnaht may lose another. Ianys seems to be pulling away from them both. He doesn’t want to hinder Taruif’s happiness while an old promise keeps Ianys from loving Kelnaht openly. But Taruif needs Kelnaht and Ianys’ support more than ever. If they lose faith in each other, the puddles in their paths will swallow them all.

Lost and Found - The Forester
Lost and Found

Blaine D. Arden ...

August 15, 2016

Word Count: 4800

Summary: Tahl promised Enfys ice bears for Midwinter, but ey neglected to tell him that ey and eir kin were the ice bears. Written for the Rainbow Advent Calendar 2018

Midwinter Bears - Blaine D. Arden
Midwinter Bears

Blaine D. Arden ...

December 22, 2018

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Summary: Once upon a time in a world where magic and technology collide with unexpected consequences… Despite the disabilities a curse has caused, tsarevna Rivka fights for her independence. Why can't her father, the tsar, understand that burning witches isn't the answer to her and her sisters' heart problems? She only learns how badly the curse affects the three princesses when she meets glass blower Nikolaj who seems to be tied to her in some strange way. Can she get her father to see reason before her heart drags her to hell? What if Richard von Volkmann-Leander hadn't known that “The Sisters with the Glass Hearts” were far more capable than you'd expect? The book includes a bonus story and the original fairy tale. And since it's the last book in the series, it is longer than the other volumes.

Obsidian Heart - Katharina Gerlach - Tales Retold
Obsidian Heart

Katharina Gerlach ...

February 6, 2019

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