Ragnarök Unwound

Prophecies don't untangle themselves.

Just ask Ikepela Ives, whose estranged mother left her with the power to unravel the binding threads of fate. Stuck with immortal power in a mortal body, Ives has turned her back on the duty she never wanted.

But it turns out she can’t run from her fate forever, not now that Ragnarok has been set in motion and the god at the center of that tangled mess has gone missing. With a ragtag group of companions—including a brownie, a Valkyrie, and the goddess of death herself—Ives embarks on her first official mission as Fate Cipher—to save the world from doomsday.

Nothing she can't handle. Right?

Sky Forest Press                                 January 8th, 2019

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Marrow Charm

As Above, So Below

'In his pursuit of the occult, the Third Reich opened the Gate to a realm of magic and brought the world to ruin. The Gate was eventually closed, but They were already in our world and They were hungry.'

-The Lost History, Library of Avergard

Azure ‘Azzy’ Brimvine lives in a world decimated by magic, where humans have retreated underground from the overwhelming dangers of the surface. But Below is no safer than Above.

Magic borne plagues continue to eat away at the remaining human cities, a sickness that doesn’t merely kill, but creates aberrations from the stricken: people twisted by magic into something dark, dangerous, and powerful. It is an existence of fear and constant dread. When Azzy’s brother, Armin, is infected and cast out into the Above, she sets out after him, determined to be there for him no matter what he becomes.

The world Above is full of monsters, both wild and cunning, some more human than Azzy was lead to believe. Armin is captured and bound for the Auction block of Avergard, a ruthless city of inhuman lords and twisted creatures. To reach him, Azzy must brave the perils of the Above and the chaotic life forms created by the Gate. To reach him, she must find allies and forge new bonds in this broken world.

And Azzy must reach him, before Armin’s new power is used to open the Gate once more.

Parliament House Press                               October 1st 2019

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Serial Fiction

Vitae Primus

A bio-punk space thriller, Vitae Primus follows the story of Asa, a bio-enhanced human thrust into a plot to sabotage her home, the colony space station currently terraforming a planet. Time traveling corpses, invisible saboteurs, and slow burn mutiny comprise this space twister.

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Cursed, Charmed, and Uninsured

Part of the Wattpad Paid Stories Program

After an epic fall out at her last job, and a bad breakup with the Jerk, Kay moves in with an old college buddy. The job search is tough in this economy, so when Kay gets a call back from the mysterious Fantasy Land INC, she's hard pressed to say anything but yes. The company skill assessment test lands her in the basement with the Care & Handling department, where Kay meets her charges. Fairy tale creatures are real. From dragons, to unicorns, to pixies, and Kay is now a card carrying member of their upkeep team. Magical beings aren't so great when you're knee deep in pixie poop, but there is another occupant in Kay's corner of the Grid, who takes her tea with 10 sugars and talks to birds like she understands them. This prisoner might be a real Fairy Tale Princess, and Kay might be falling in love with her.

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Vices and Virtues

An Anthology of the Seven Deadly Sins

& Seven Dark Virtues

Sins will weave you into their webs. They become the Vice you’re unable to shake. There are the values, taught from birth, which ride a razor’s edge. They turn into Dark Virtues, a twisted mockery of their true meaning.

Pride, envy, lust, gluttony, anger, greed and sloth all have their place in the tapestry of life. They are the Vices who lost sight of the Virtues: charity, temperance, forgiveness, humility, kindness, chastity and diligence.

Enter the worlds where the tales of the most sinful of Vices and the darkest of Virtues will entice and intrigue you…

…for even among the most devout there is a dark side.

Witching Hour: Sinister Legends

An Anthology of Twisted Urban Legends

Bloody Mary...

Bloody Mary...

Bloody...maybe we shouldn’t test that just yet.

Urban legends, fact or fiction, at the end of the day they’re all stories. We know not to spin around the room in the dark whispering her name. We've heard about the man with the hook and the terror that stalks the babysitter while she's home alone.

But there are other tales told around the fire at night. The man finding the steps into hell and sanity flickering away. Mind control experiments by governments, big and small. The woman married to the man of peculiar tastes. There are the haunted hospitals, sleep trials in Russia and more.

Slenderman and Bigfoot are nowhere within these stories; these are only the unusual and dark ones, slanted into truth.

In every legend, there is a seed of truth. Welcome to the Witching Hour.

Carnival of Fear

A Horror Anthology

Ladies and gentlemen! Boys and girls!

Step right up to the darkest carnival you’ve ever seen.

Do you like puppets? Well, we have a marvelous one. This poor little thing was left all alone to die, only to wake up with a taste for revenge.

If smiling, red-nosed clowns bore you, you’ve come to the right place. Just follow the bloody path of mutilated clowns, and it will lead you to a room filled with gruesome revelations.

But that’s not all.

Ready for a mind-bending experience? Wonderful! Our contortionist won’t just showcase her extreme flexibility, she’ll also shock you with her insatiable appetite. Want to know her secret?

She’s cursed—but shhhhhh, don’t tell.

So grab your friends and join us as we create the most bone-chilling atmosphere.

Because we’re coming to your town…

…and we’re bringing the Carnival of Fear.

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13: Night Terrors

A Horror Anthology

They’re watching you. They see the way you clutch your blanket. They smell the sweat trickling down your back. They hear the fear pulsing through your veins…and they love it.

This is a collection of stories about what really hides beneath your bed, watching, waiting, listening to every breath you take. It’s about the creatures that come out to play on the full moon, and the things that wake at the devil’s hour.

Are you ready to find out what really goes bump in the night? The true reason behind your midnight tremors?

You’d better be.

13 is back—and it’s brought Night Terrors.

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Outliers of Speculative Fiction

A Science Fiction Anthology

The best speculative fiction stories end in surprising ways.

Here are 17 that not only end well, but began in ways as wide ranging and surprising as the best twist endings.

The Outliers are 17 authors who view the fantastic through very different lenses of personal experience and imagination.

They are well known and unpublished, they are men and women, they are straight and LGBTQ, they come from seven different nations and several races and distinct cultures.

They all bring you stories from outside speculative fiction's mainstream with voices as compelling as any and visions daring and unique.

From forgotten gods to downtrodden superheroes, from visions of imperfect futures to new mythologies for the modern age, these are The Outliers of Speculative Fiction.

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A Science Fiction Anthology

Kristin Jacques

Moll's street rat family is betrayed by one of their own and slain by the unyielding enforcers of law. Left for dead, Moll's pleas for vengeance are answered by a forgotten goddess.

All of the science fiction stories included in this anthology

were inspired by the prompt  ‘nemesis’.

Craving: One Night

A Romance Anthology

There’s something about the hours between dusk and dawn. It seduces us to give in to temptation—to let all our inhibitions go.

It’s liberating to allow your fantasies to take control, even if it’s only for one night. To know that when dawn breaks, the sinful hours spent in the dark will be hidden forever.

But everything isn’t always quite so simple. Ask the guy who spent a few hours between the sheets with a woman who turns out to be someone he didn’t expect. Or the woman who signs up for cooking classes, but ends up getting an entirely different lesson in the kitchen.

At that moment, it may not seem too dangerous…or too risky.

But be careful.

In hindsight, you might realize that a lot can happen in just…

One Night

Craving Christmas

A Holiday Romance Anthology

Have you ever hoped your Christmas stocking had something other than a holiday card and a candy cane? Maybe something a little sweeter, sexier, like silk and champagne.

Imagine mistletoe kisses while love and laughter deck the halls. As you stare at presents stacked under the tree, you know the best gifts are given under satin sheets while the snow falls.

This is a collection of stories that will show you the naughtier side of Christmas. Whether it’s Scrooge who finally meets his angel, or the man who finds a beautiful reason to keep on living—in the end, romance is the only gift that keeps on giving.

Get ready for Santa to check his list twice…

You’re about to find out who’s been naughty and nice.

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Undeath by Chocolate

A Fantastical Anthology

Have you ever met a necromancer with dreams of being a mariachi player? Have you ever mixed a potion with dragonfly tears, or made a deadly wish on a cake and had it come true? Did you ever visit a voodoo shop that only opens after midnight or kissed a corpse to life? Come and join ten specially selected authors for a sweet combination of paranormal and horror stories--tales which have both the undead and chocolate as their special ingredients.

All stories in this anthology revolved around the themes of undead and chocolate.

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