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Word Count: 40000

Summary: A Lycan descendant of Gilgamesh and Enkidu, Tristan is not as extraordinary as his ancestors. He is an average warrior, unremarkable throughout. But this fact does not trouble him because he has found his Twin Flame, the one person destined to be his, who will love him unconditionally, life after life. Then his Flame betrays him, leaving him shattered and dying. Brokenhearted, Tristan dissolves the sacred bond and leaves. His best friend, Ushna, accompanies him, vowing to guard and protect him, and Tristan slowly comes to realize that love does not require a sacred bond. But if he hopes to keep the love he chooses, they will first have to survive ancient secrets, lies, mythical creatures, and the return of absent gods...

Twin Flames - Lexi Ander - Sumeria's Sons
Twin Flames

Lexi Ander ...

August 19, 2019

Word Count: 36000

Summary: MI-GRA-TION (Noun) 1) Seasonal movement of animals from one region to another. 2) Movement of people to a new area or country in order to find work or better living conditions. 3) Movement from one part of something to another. Three definitions to inspire writers around the world and an unlimited number of possible stories to tell. Here are 120 of our favorites. Migration feaures 300-word speculative flash fiction stories from across the rainbow spectrum, from the minds of the writers of Queer Sci Fi.

Migration
Migration

July 24, 2019

Word Count: 82290

Summary: Merlin has devised a test. All of the petty kings have gathered in Londinium to see who will be the next High King. Arthur and his retinue travel to the city in secret, but they are not the only ones with an interest in the Sword in the Stone. Morgana, Arthur's half-sister and the renegade queen of Rheged, has journeyed there with her Saxon lover, and petty kings have come with no kind welcome for the young High King. Arthur pulls the sword, but the kings will not accept him. He is given the temporary title of Dux Bellorum, and with Merlin at his side, he sets out to unite the tribes of Britannia as the Saxon threat grows more menacing on their eastern shore. Some battles are easy. Others are carried out in secret. It is the secret battles that Arthur will need to fear. "Arthur Rex: Ex Lapis" is the second installment of an epic retelling of the Arthurian legend. You only think you know the story.

Ex Lapis - J.A. Cummings - Arthur Rex
Arthur Rex: Ex Lapis

J.A. Cummings ...

July 20, 2019

Word Count: Information not available

Summary:

A long forgotten god. An abandoned Temple full of undead. Can the Favor of Isadon really bring the dead back to life?

The Age of Mortals temporarily forgotten, Elise Bresch and Ragan Ermolt regroup to focus on returning their friend and companion, Athala Dohn, from the Nether. Or wherever Meodryt's fateful bite sent her. Following instructions that are little more than campfire tales leads them to Marska, a long-abandoned city full of rumors - and bandits. Finding the fabled Temple of Isadon - a relic of centuries past - is easy, but getting inside proves to be a bit tougher. Elise and Ermolt refuse to leave empty handed; their goal is to retrieve the Favor of Isadon, a magic relic of the forgotten God of Death, and use it to bring Athala back. But the guardians of the Temple - including the fearsome Champion - refuse to just let them take it. Will Elise and Ermolt overcome the trials of Isadon's Temple, or will the long-dead God of Death gain two new servants? Crossroad is the fourth book in the Heroes by Necessity saga of sword and sorcery fantasy novels. If you like magical Dungeons and Dragons inspired worlds, multifaceted and diverse characters, and pulse-pounding action, then you’ll love Riley S. Keene’s epic tale.

Crossroad - Riley S. Keene - Heroes by Necessity
Crossroad

Riley S. Keene ...

March 31, 2019

Word Count: 100260

Summary: The High King is dead. While royal bastards and petty kings squabble for the power to take the vacant throne, only the druid Merlin and his succubus mother know where to find the late king’s only legal heir. Arthur is young, idealistic, and living a quiet life at Caer Gai, protected by his foster father. Merlin put him there, and he will take him back out when the time is right, but first he has to set the stage and sweep away distractions… like the boy that Arthur loves. Merlin and his mother have plans for the hidden king, and they will stop at nothing to get him where they want him to go. But Arthur is no mere pawn, and though Merlin is a master manipulator, Arthur has ideas of his own about how his life should be. “ARTHUR REX: In Principio” is the first installment of an epic retelling of the Arthurian legend. You only think you know the story.

In Principio - J.A. Cummings - Arthur Rex
Arthur Rex: In Principio

J.A. Cummings ...

March 16, 2019

Word Count: 49000

Summary: Thrust into the role of Prince of the Lycans, Tristan strives to find his footing in a life suddenly rife with secrets and lies—and danger. Betrayed by a Goddess meant to safeguard him, desperate to protect his consort and their growing tribe, he can only prepare for the worst and struggle to hope. And then the worst comes to kill them...

Songs of the Earth audio - Lexi Ander
Songs of the Earth (Audiobook)

Lexi Ander ...

December 3, 2018

Word Count: 84610

Summary:

Praise for Daughter of Maat:

“Sandy Esene has written a real page-turner. It's Dan Brown goes to Egypt with a delightful dash of Harry Potter thrown in. A wonderful read and she's got the Egyptology right!"—Bob Brier, Author of The Murder of Tutankhamen “If you like Egyptian Mythology and the excitement of Indiana Jones adventures, this book is for you!”— Pat Remler, Author of Egyptian Mythology A to Z Alex Philothea’s quiet life as a research archeologist changes forever when she is tracked down by a secret society, the Keepers of the Holy and Noble Maat. Alex’s father died years ago during an excavation in the remote Egyptian desert. The circumstances of his death have always been shrouded in mystery. Now the leader of this obscure organization promises to unlock the answers she has been searching for; the only thing she must do is save humankind. Follow Alex into a world of myth and magic where the lines of reality blur at every turn.

Daughter of Maat - Sandy Esene
Daughter of Maat

Sandy Esene ...

November 18, 2018

Word Count: 40000

Summary: A Lycan descendant of Gilgamesh and Enkidu, Tristan is not as extraordinary as his ancestors. He is an average warrior, unremarkable throughout. But this fact does not trouble him because he has found his Twin Flame, the one person destined to be his, who will love him unconditionally, life after life. Then his Flame betrays him, leaving him shattered and dying. Brokenhearted, Tristan dissolves the sacred bond and leaves. His best friend, Ushna, accompanies him, vowing to guard and protect him, and Tristan slowly comes to realize that love does not require a sacred bond. But if he hopes to keep the love he chooses, they will first have to survive ancient secrets, lies, mythical creatures, and the return of absent gods...

Twin Flames Audio - Lexi Ander - Sumeria's Sons
Twin Flames (Audiobook)

Lexi Ander ...

November 8, 2018

Word Count: 20000

Summary: Their love has defeated death. Can it defeat malice and madness? Serrai and Madan sacrificed their lives for each other, but the quiet afterlife they’d imagined doesn’t exist. The Shadow Realm is at war and when the conflict threatens the human world, the Fates demand their help. Hunting down four renegade Shades and surviving on different sides of the veil between worlds needs courage, stubbornness and strength of will. Can Madan triumph over hunger, madness, and his own compassion to make it back to Serrai? Can Serrai vanquish jealousy and doubt to hold the gate long enough for Madan to return? Or will they end forever parted?

Shadow Realm - Jackie Keswick - Dornost Saga
Shadow Realm: A Dornost Saga Tale (Shades #2)

Jackie Keswick ...

October 31, 2018

Word Count: 116000

Summary: Kyri has known her share of loss in the two decades that she has been alive. She never expected to find herself a slave in Roman lands, nor did she think she had the heart to become a gladiatrix. But with her soul shattered she must fight to see her way back home again. Will she win her freedom and return to all that she has known, or will she become another kind of slave to the killer that has taken over her mind? The only thing that is certain through it all is her love and devotion to Queen Orianna.

The Sagittarius - K. Aten - Arrow of Artemis
The Sagittarius

K. Aten ...

August 31, 2018

Word Count: 9000

Summary: Can love and a promise triumph over death? I’ll die for you, or with you. When Madan swore a sword oath to Serrai he was eight years old. He kept his promise while they grew to manhood and took their respective positions as king and general, even when it seemed that he was the only one fated to love, deeply and devotedly. Serrai never declared his feelings, but his love for Madan was just as fierce. And quietly, in his heart, he swore his own sword oath: to die with Madan. Until a battlefield death leaves both oaths broken, and two men fighting for a future that doesn’t see them forever parted. An m/m fantasy short story proving that love can win an argument with fate.

Sword Oath - Jackie Keswick - Dornost Saga
Sword Oath: A Dornost Saga Tale (Shades #1)

Jackie Keswick ...

August 14, 2018

Word Count: Information not available

Summary: To fulfill her destiny, Athala Dohn must slay the dragon of the God of Night. There's just one small problem: everyone is trying to stop her. The city of Jirda is under the control of an interloper known as the Prophet. They have convinced the people of Jirda that Athala and her companions are the enemy, and they've sworn to stop Elise, Ermolt, and Athala from carrying out Ydia's plans to bring about the Age of Mortals. Athala has never heard of the Prophet before coming to Jirda. But she has a sinking suspicion she knows who they are. With a whole city against them, will Athala and her companions have any chance of taking on the dragon Undyt, or will the Prophet's darkest desires be filled? Destiny is the third book in the epic Heroes by Necessity series, a Dungeons-and-Dragons inspired take on the fantasy genre, overflowing with rich world building, diverse characters, and heart-pounding adventure

Destiny - Riley S. Keene - Heroes by Necessity
Destiny

Riley S. Keene ...

July 31, 2018

Word Count: 47,000

Summary: A collection of tales filled with monsters, be they human or beast, ranging in setting from dystopia to pitch black noir and even general silliness. From the ludicrous to the frighteningly plausible; from deep space to after the end of the world. There are clumsy werewolves and bloody revenge, monster sleep overs and a dieting fad sure to kill your appetite. Whether looking into the past or the future, you're sure to find that stuff gets really weird.

Shotgun Bastards and Other Stories - Andrea Speed
Shotgun Bastards and Other Stories

Andrea Speed ...

July 18, 2018

Word Count: 82000

Summary: Callie, a Classics major, flees home to protect her family from a monster straight out of mythology. Visions lead her to Nectar and Ambrosia: the weirdest pub on Earth, where inter-dimensional travelers with attention seeking issues get drunk in between the A-list celebrity lives they create. They can't pretend to be gods anymore—not since a treaty with the current Supreme Deity promising they won't intervene in human affairs. The Doorkeeper of this threshold, Florian, rides herd on the rowdy Amaranthine and offers her shelter and a job. Callie likes the lonely, mysterious bartender more than she should. For Florian, her presence is a ray of light in the gray monotony of his sentence behind the bar, but he keeps a cautious distance—the truth of how he became Doorkeeper could change Callie's perception of him forever. When angels show up for a war council over Zeus's irrational mutters about a comeback, Callie has uncontrolled visions of an apocalypse. Ex-gods realize she’s the first Oracle Priestess in generations. All Callie wanted was keep her parents safe, and now it seems she must sacrifice her future to keep the rest of humanity safe, too. Ambrosia could be the key to harnessing her visions— or it could cost her life. War is coming. The threshold between worlds has never been more fragile. Callie must discover who is pulling Zeus's strings and avert the final battle—before the immortal vying to become the next Supreme Deity kills her first.

Nectar and Ambrosia - E.M. Hamill
Nectar and Ambrosia

E.M. Hamill ...

June 30, 2018

Word Count: 84000

Summary: Kyri was raised a fletcher but after finding a new home and family with the Telequire Amazons, she discovers a desire to take on more responsibility within the tribe. She has skills they desperately need and she is called to action to protect those around her. But Kyri's path is ever-changing even as she finds herself altered by love, loyalty, and grief. Far away from home, the new Amazon is forced to decide what to sacrifice and who to become in order to get back to all that she has left behind. And she wonders what is worse, losing everyone she's ever loved or having those people lose her?

The Archer - K. Aten - Arrow of Artemis
The Archer

K. Aten ...

May 1, 2018

Word Count: Information not available

Summary: On a parallel Earth called Kale-Ra, humans born under "star signs" are blessed with magical powers. Two factions exist: the Star Guardians, and the Shadow Guardians. Clarabelle Stewart is your average teenage girl. She doesn't have any hobbies, and manages a C+ average in most of her classes. At least, she would be average, if not for her late father. He betrayed the government while attempting to steal a treasure for a Shadow Guardian terrorist organization, the Penumbra. Ever since his death, her family has been scorned and marginalized. But when the Starlite Academy--a prestigious military school for aspiring Star Guardians--grants Clarabelle a full-ride scholarship, she realizes that this is her opportunity to turn her life around. She eagerly sets off for school, and meets a wonderful group of friends. Yet, some things are still... off. Her teacher, Slade, and her roommate, Wulfgar, claim that they know her from their past, but she doesn't remember them. And Ursula, the bubbly senior student who welcomed her into their friend group, is hiding her own set of dark, tumultuous secrets. Unbeknownst to them all, weaving backwards through the years, a sinister plot has taken hold, setting the course for each of their lives. And suddenly, the world turned upside down. Nothing is what it seems.

Legend of the White Nova - Chloe Spencer - Star Guardians
Star Guardians: Legend of the White Nova Volume 1

Chloe Spencer ...

April 22, 2018

Word Count: 95877

Summary: A bargain must be struck before the Age of Mortals can be truly realized. For Elise, Ermolt, and Athala, the price is high. Not only do they have to find the dragons that have been hidden for centuries, but they have to kill them. ​ Their first stop is Jalova, home of Teis, God of the Sky, and their enemies the overseers, a group of thieves led by Merylle Callac, former High Priest of Teis. ​ Merylle wants help them, and her terms are simple - she wants revenge of her former God. Elise and her companions are more than willing to comply. ​Will Elise, Athala, and Ermolt be able to slay Sirur with Merylle's help, or will they face the wrath of Meodryt for their failure?

Bargain - Riley S. Keane - Heroes by Necessity
Bargain

Riley S. Keene ...

March 31, 2018

Word Count: 136000

Summary: With his career firmly established and his reputation as a successful PI growing, Hades should have the perfect life with his human lover, his faithful ferryman, his dogs and the parts of his family still speaking to him. But murder and chaos are never far away for death lords as his nephew Dionysus and his oldest friend Charon are drawn into the maelstrom. Includes: Books, Bulls & Bacchanals: Brandywine Investigations #4 Midwinter Dancing: Brandywine Investigations #4.5 Pack Up The Moon: Brandywine Investigations #5 Please note: Books, Bulls & Bacchanals has been re-edited for this edition.

Brandywine Investigations: Family Matters - Angel Martinez
Brandywine Investigations: Family Matters

Angel Martinez ...

February 28, 2018

Word Count: 86700

Summary: Kyri is a fletcher, following in the footsteps of her father, and his father before him. However, fate is a fickle mistress, and six years after the death of her mother, she's faced with the fact that her father is dying as well. Forced to leave her sheltered little homestead in the woods, Kyri discovers that there is more to life than just hunting and making master quality arrows. During her journey to find a new home and happiness, she struggles with the path that seems to take her away from the quiet life of a fletcher. She learns that sometimes the hardest part of growing up is reconciling who we were, with who we will become.

The Fletcher - K. Aten - Arrow of Artemis
The Fletcher

K. Aten ...

January 1, 2018

Word Count: 97,641

Summary:

A quest for power. A growing evil. Can a scholar of magic keep an incredible discovery from the forces of chaos?

Wizard and bookworm Athala Dohn pursues her research with a fiery passion. So when she uncovers evidence of an ancient spell buried deep within the city, she won’t rest until she’s the one who makes the find. Determined to outwit potentially-deadly magical protections, Athala brings help: a Conscript, Elise Bresch, and a barbarian, Ragan Ermolt. Together they enter the sewers completely unprepared for what awaits… With undead skeletons, giant rats, and even a dragon in their path, Athala never expected a set of metal bars to thwart her. But when a corrupt man imprisons and tortures her and her friends, the scholar realizes her curiosity may have unleashed destruction upon all of Neuges. Athala has one chance to escape captivity and claim the spell before the Age of Mortals slips from humanity's grasp. Ancients is the first book in the Heroes by Necessity saga of sword and sorcery fantasy novels. If you like magical Dungeons and Dragons inspired worlds, multifaceted and diverse characters, and pulse-pounding action, then you’ll love Riley S. Keene’s epic tale.

Buy Ancients today!

Ancients - Riley S. Keene - Heroes by Necessity
Ancients

Riley S. Keene ...

November 30, 2017