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Word Count: 85000

Summary: With the world clinging to a fragile peace forced on the Fae by humanity after the Faerie Wars, metalsmith Alex Blackwood is plunged into the world of the half-fae who traffick in illegal magical artifacts. Her best friend’s murder and his cryptic last message place her in the crosshairs of a scheme to reignite the decade-old war between humans and fae. Worse, violent attacks against her and the arrival of a fae knight on a mission force Alex to face a devastating revelation of who and what she is. To catch a killer, retrieve a dangerous artifact, and stop a war, Alex will have to accept that she’s an unregistered fae “halfer” with a unique magical talent—a talent that would change everything she believes about her past, her art, and her future. Her world is crumbling around her, and Alex will have to decide who to trust if she and the world are going to survive.

A Drop of Magic - L. R. Braden
A Drop of Magic

L.R. Braden ...

July 31, 2019

Word Count: 11500

Summary: A dark fairy tale in a modern Welsh setting. The lives of a diver and a reclusive mermaid collide. Will one be the death of the other? When Erin comes to the aid of a sea creature caught in fishing nets, she's shocked to discover she's rescued an injured mermaid. Though it quickly disappears, Erin is determined to find the creature again. A twist of circumstance finds her trapped in the mermaid's lair, wrestling with her own conscience and the instinct to survive... This is a standalone novelette of about 11,500 words, and is the third installment in the Dark Folklore series.

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Across Screaming Seas - Georgina Jeffrey
Across Screaming Seas

Georgina Jeffery ...

August 1, 2022

Word Count: 73,151

Summary: Time travel. For mages, it violates their number one rule: what the Mother has written, let no one unwrite. The Mother writes the destinies of the creatures on the world of Karishian. If her writings were undone, it is feared that Creation itself could be undone. The dark mage Morgorth takes this rule to heart, but there are others who do not. Morgorth is about to claim a stone of power when it is stolen from him by a female mage he hasn't seen in decades. As they struggle for the stone, she activates it, and Morgorth is unwillingly plunged into another time and another place. It isn't long before he realizes what time he's found himself in and there are a few familiar faces. Most notable is a much younger version of Aishe. His mate. Living with a tribe who will be massacred, caring for a young lad who will become his mate, and fighting a battle against a mage who can travel from past to future at a whim—Morgorth's life has never been easy but now he must contend with the will of the Mother. Unable to change the future and the tragedies of Aishe's life, he must decide what his role in his mate's past will be, and ask himself one vital question: how does one defeat time?

Agate: Then and Now - M.D. Grimm - The Stones of Power
Agate: Then and Now

M.D. Grimm ...

May 2, 2017

Word Count: 65000

Summary: Loner, bumpkin, self-destructive teenager, Matina thought her life’s adventures would reach no further than paddling under night cypress or falling through the parchment of a good book. But she owns a great secret, one coming with her approaching womanhood like the mouths of gnashing teeth. Boraor Rehton, the inept shaman, would love nothing more than to leave this wretched town, continuously appointing him their spiritual leader. He knows little about the earthly arts, but the same cannot be said for black magic; tools he uses, which, if caught, would earn him a place on Amden’s impaling stakes. Add Pauthor Quithot, recluse, Grubilius Motty, lowlife drunkard, and other malcontents all involved with a mysterious force let loose upon the bog. As the force’s mystery wanes, old feuds are inflamed, murder is ready to run rampant, and the threshold separating the living from the dead is hopped over with wicked glee. The second book to expose the grim world of Mulgara: Alluring, unpredictable, dripping with idiosyncratic folk, AMDEN BOG is dark fantasy where beauty and brutality often hang from the same sagging vine.

Amden Bog - David Rose
Amden Bog: A Novel in Stories

David Rose ...

October 6, 2020

Word Count: 70,034

Summary: Every story has more than one point of view. As the mate to the dark mage Morgorth, Aishe has learned a lot about magick, love, and himself. He tries to find a home with Morgorth, to be accepted into his world; to survive in a world full of magick, treachery, and deception. But all the while he struggles to keep a secret about his past and their intertwined destinies. Despite all the obstacles thrown at both of them, Aishe is determined to stay by Morgorth’s side, no matter what the future brings—even if that future turns dark with death should Morgorth embrace his grim destiny. But when Morgorth leaves with his mentor to collect another stone of power, Aishe is left behind. It is then a surprise attack comes and Aishe, determined to protect and defend his new home, decides to take the invaders on by himself. It might prove too much for him to handle...especially when he learns the one who leads the invaders is a mage. This book allows us a glimpse inside the mind of Lord Morgorth’s better half, a dialen named Aishe: his motivations, his personal sorrows, and his struggle to find a place to call home.

Amethyst Bow and Arrow - M.D. Grimm - Stones of Power
Amethyst: Bow and Arrow

M.D. Grimm ...

April 2, 2017

Word Count: 171995

Summary: There will be time to crown a king, but first a warlord must rise. Arthur’s battle summer is upon him, and he must be victorious if he is to claim his throne and rid the land of Saxon invaders. The teenage king has pulled the sword from the stone, but still the petty kings will not accept his rule. The Saxons are invading, Lot and Uriens are united against him, and he still has to prove himself to the common folk of the land. Next stop: the mysterious standing stones of the Giants’ Dance and the Beltane ritual. Warfare does not wait for Arthur to catch his breath. Battle follows battle. Love is lost and found. Allies fall, enemies rise, and betrayals come to the young High King. If he stays strong, he can lead his people through a bloody summer. If not, all of Britannia will fall. Arthur alone will be responsible for the glory or ruin to come. Merlin will help him to see it through. But what secrets is the druid keeping? Arthur Rex: Dux Bellorum is the third installment in an epic retelling of the King Arthur legend. You only think you know the story.

Dux Bellorum - J.A. Cummings - Arthur Rex
Arthur Rex: Dux Bellorum

J.A. Cummings ...

September 15, 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: 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: 125,000

Summary: For the past few years Yarroway L’Estrella has lived in exile, gathering arcane power.  But that power came at a price, and he carries the scars to prove it. Now he must do his duty: his uncle, the king, needs him to escort Prince Garith to his wedding, a union that will create an alliance between the two strongest countries in the known world. But Yarrow isn’t the prince’s only guard. A whole company of knights is assigned to the mission, and Yarrow’s not sure he trusts their leader. Knight Duncan Purefroy isn't sure he trusts Yarrow either, but after a bizarre occurrence during their travels, they have no choice but to work together—especially since the incident also reveals a disturbing secret, one that might threaten the entire kingdom. The precarious alliance is strained further when a third member joins the cause for reasons of his own—reasons that may not be in the best interests of the prince or the kingdom. With enemies at every turn, no one left to trust, and the dark power within Yarrow pulling dangerously away from his control, the fragile bond the three of them have built may be all that stands between them and destruction.

Ash and Echoes - Augustus Li - Blessed Epoch
Ash and Echoes

August Li ...

June 15, 2012

Word Count: 8700

Summary: A dark fairy tale in a modern Norwegian setting. Ida, a young girl grieving the loss of her mother, is wandering in the snowy wilderness when she meets the mysterious Maja - a huldra from myth and legend. Taking comfort in Maja's kind arms, Ida makes a desperate wish for her family to be whole again... and gets far more than she bargained for. With the huldra's meddling, Ida finds her Pappa's life is suddenly at stake. To save him, she must battle against the wild valley she calls home and find the strength to confront the huldra before time runs out. This is a standalone short story of about 8,700 words, and is the first installment in the Dark Folklore series.

Beyond Thundering Waters - Georgina Jeffrey - Dark Folklore
Beyond Thundering Waters

Georgina Jeffery ...

May 3, 2022

Word Count: Information not available

Summary: Billy Ninefingers knows three things. First, the feud that cost him the use of his sword hand is not over. Second, if he doesn’t pull himself together and become the leader the Rowdies need, he’ll lose everything his father left him. Third, despite Bastard John’s best efforts, there’s no way he’ll ever take up farming. All he needs is a plan, a mountain of luck, and the love of a good woman. Well, she doesn’t have to be good, but a few scruples would make a nice change. A plan would be nice too, since luck is never on Billy’s side. Billy Ninefingers knows one thing. He’s doomed.

Billy Ninefingers - Connie J. Jasperson - Billy's Revenge
Billy Ninefingers

Connie J. Jasperson ...

February 22, 2018

Word Count: 135000

Summary: I am the dark foreigner among pale-skinned mercenaries, crossing exposed grasslands. My only ally is a sinister scholar hiding scars from past rituals. He alone knows I carry a child. Each day assaults my senses and leads me farther away from home. Inevitably, my mission will lead out of isolation to the first Human settlement in my path. With few watching my back and more tempted to exploit it, I wade into an unforgiving test of my training and vigilance, determined not to be pulled down. Twisted portents and pious zealotry expose danger in every direction, while new, threatening dreams of distant sands muddle my Queen's past with my present. As all close in around me, I must find a way to serve the Valsharess and slip free of man-made chains which would enslave me. In Black Witch, Death Mage, far-reaching threads and mystical visions constrict to bind those within it, pulling the tales of present and past closer than they've been in thousands of years.

Black Witch Death Mage - A.S. Etaski - Sister Seekers
Black Witch, Death Mage: Sister Seekers 5

A.S. Etaski ...

December 6, 2020

Word Count: 75000

Summary: Sleepwalking may be the death of me… again. I thought things would get better now that I no longer had assassins after my head. Although it’s fun eating people who misgender me, I’m just so thirsty all the time. And until I improve, I’m barred from seeing Jack, my were-jackal boyfriend. My babysitter, I mean ‘vampire mentor,’ isn’t much help either. As if things weren’t bad enough, the amulet that started this mess is whispering to me. Calling me somewhere. I think it might be my mysterious maker. Judging by the trail of bodies they’re leaving across the globe, I don’t want to know what will happen if I can’t keep resisting.

Bloodline of the Ancients - Roan Roser - Changing Bodies
Bloodline of the Ancients

Roan Rosser ...

July 13, 2022

Word Count: 73,667

Summary: Lord Morgorth is haunted by dreams of his father. Though Morgorth killed him, his father's presence and brutality won't completely die. But now he has more to worry about—in the form of the Council of Mages' inquiry into the duel between Morgorth and an elder of the council. Morgorth expects sabotage and prepares accordingly. He fears for Aishe's life, knowing that the best way to sabotage the inquiry is to eliminate the witnesses. He sets into motion a desperate plan that, though it will protect Aishe, could put a strain on their relationship not easily removed. Yet the true danger lurks unseen, and it will take all of Morgorth's skill, strength, and devotion to Aishe, to save his mate from the hold of a foe Morgorth has yet to tangle with: a dream demon. Now Morgorth must throw aside caution, restraint, and fear if he is to save the one most dear to him. He must call upon the power of the one thing he hates more than even his father: a stone of power. But even if he manages to save Aishe, his mate's experiences in Dreamworld—at the mercy of the dream demon—have changed him forever and could shatter their bond irrevocably.

Carnelian: Dreams and Visions - M.D. Grimm - The Stones of Power
Carnelian: Dreams and Visions

M.D. Grimm ...

July 3, 2017

Word Count: Information not available

Summary: I didn't think things could get worse… …but people started dying, and it was my fault. At first, I thought someone was playing a cruel trick on me, but that didn't explain the bizarre truth that defied scientific explanation: I had unwillingly become part of something ominous and evil. I'm not the kind of guy who cries often, and I'm certainly not a killer. I wouldn't even wish death upon my worst enemy, if I had one. But after losing two of my closest friends, I questioned my morals and beliefs: could I kill to survive? I didn't have time to mourn because I needed to discover where I fit in the supernatural world of Vampires, Lycan, and Spellcasters. If the crazy old priest and the Fae were right, then my place is second only to Lucifer Morningstar himself. Children of the Sun is the third book of The Snakeheart Series (Season 1), a supernatural novella series about Dante Coranguis and the ancient prophecy of the End Times.

Children of the Sun - Damien Benoit-Ledoux - The Snakeheart Series
Children of the Sun

Damien Benoit-Ledoux ...

June 30, 2020

Word Count: Information not available

Summary: Lucifer has been waiting for me to awaken… …and now I welcome the growing darkness inside me as I become who I’m meant to be. The Vampires are afraid of me, the Lycan want to disembowel me, the Spellcasters want to harvest my power, the Fae want to control me, and the Roman Catholic Church wants to murder me. The Soul Hunters… well, who knows what they want with me. I’ve never been on the run from anyone before, but after I started running from the Devil, I decided the only way to survive was to run back to him and embrace the evil power within and claim my destiny. My name is Dante Coranguis, but you might know me as The One, the Herald of Satan, or the Antichrist. From here on out, you can call me Snakeheart, the most feared man throughout the ages. Darkness Awakens is the sixth book of The Snakeheart Series (Season 1), a supernatural novelette series about Dante Coranguis and the ancient prophecy of the End Times. Get it now.

Darkness Awakens - Damien Benoit-Ledoux - The Snakeheart Series
Darkness Awakens

Damien Benoit-Ledoux ...

October 31, 2020

Word Count: 109000

Summary: Everyone knows the story of Joan of Arc, a peasant girl who put Charles VII on the throne and spearheaded France's victory over Britain before being burned by the English as a heretic and witch. But things are not always as they appear. Jeanne d'Arc was only five when three angels and saints first came to her. Shrouded by a halo of heavenly light, she believed their claim to be holy. The Archangel Michael and Saint Margaret told her she was the foretold Warrior Maid of Lorraine, fated to free France and put a king upon his throne. Saint Catherine made her promise to obey their commands and embrace her destiny; the three saints would guide her every step. Jeanne bound herself to these creatures without knowing what she'd done. As she got older, Jeanne grew to mistrust and fear the voices, and they didn't hesitate to punish her cruelly for disobedience. She quickly learned that their cherished prophecy was more important than the girl expected to make it come true. Jeanne is only a shepherd's daughter, not the Warrior Maid of the prophecy, but she is stubborn and rebellious, and finds ways to avoid doing - and being - what these creatures want. Resistance has a terrifying price, but Jeanne is determined to fight for the life she wants. But when the cost grows too high, Jeanne will risk everything to save her brother, her one true friend and the man she loves. Not everyone is destined to be a hero. Sometimes you have no choice.

Divine Heretic - Jaime Lee Moyer
Divine Heretic by Jaime Lee Moyer

Jaime Moyer ...

August 20, 2020

Word Count: 51700

Summary: The Mythric Kingdom has raided the Five Cities. Sebastian has been rescued and Christopher is now the one in chains. The leader of the rescue team, the ice dragon Prince Azanel, says that Sebastian is his Mate. The face Sebastian dreamed while he was in captivity belongs to Azanel, but he still loves Christopher – but is that love real, or is it only conditioning? A soldier named Cavan claims to be Sebastian’s closest friend, and the King of Mythria, Goxtli, has sent him and a strange creature named Kliyo to bring Sebastian home. Nothing feels familiar, and Sebastian knows that he’s surrounded by lies. His time in the Countess’s custody is over, but the battle for Sebastian’s soul is just beginning. And the Countess and Lord Ashmar cast a very long shadow... This is a dark LGBT science fiction/fantasy romance not suitable for anyone under 18 years of age. Contains dark, adult themes, graphic gay sex and BDSM elements.

Dragon's Gambit - Tiegan Clyne - Cryptomorphs
Dragon's Gambit

Tiegan Clyne ...

April 25, 2020

Word Count: 51200

Summary: Sebastian is a cryptomorph, a lab-created creature blending the DNA of man and beast. He is not a man. He is an object. A pet. A product. This is the story he’s been told, but his heart tells him it’s a lie. The truth is out there somewhere, and if he can escape from the Countess and the Community that wants to breed more golden dragonels like him, he might be able to find it. Christopher is a veterinarian tasked with the care of the dragonel, and he’s not supposed to see the man behind the dragon. Sebastian calls to a part of him that he thought was long dead, and he would do anything for him now. Anything but tell him the truth. "Dragonel" is a M/M dystopian science fantasy intended for mature audiences. Not suitable for anyone under 18 years old.

Dragonel - Tiegan Clyne - Cryptomorphs
Dragonel

Tiegan Clyne ...

November 15, 2019

Word Count: 80435

Summary: A modern-day knight in shining armor is a man with a secret. He’s an immortal direwolf shifter. A man who can trace at will into a lethally dangerous canine who holds the ability to step into the stillness and achieve any goal. When he finds himself without a career after retiring disabled from his last mission in the military, he has to rethink the direction of his life. He needs to reinvent himself before anyone realizes that he stopped aging at the age of thirty-five. He’s learned just enough to make his existence a bit dangerous. The sexy high school teacher neighbor he’s been near stalking has her own secret. She feels like everything and claiming her is all he can focus on. He’s determined to win her as his own until a shadowy evil attacks her and reveals a situation that forces him to be the man of action that he’s always been. To keep the woman he loves safe, he’ll become the alpha pack leader he was born to be. A Pack Forms is the first volume in the steamy paranormal romance saga of Draoithe.

Draoithe A Pack Forms - Ophelia Kee
Draoithe: A Pack Forms

Ophelia Kee ...

May 28, 2018

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