Category Archives: Fantasy

The Rules for Lying

Magic isn’t for sissies.

No good comes from a book with magic, mayhem, theft, murder, sass talk, demons, animals committing felonies, gleeful revenge, and bad things happening to good people for no particular reason. This story won’t encourage good habits and probably fine tune bad ones. The only lesson learned is don’t lie unless you know the rules.

Teenager Peter Whistler lives at the Little Angels Home for Orphan Boys. Life in New Jersey is harsh in the Great Depression, but Peter has an exceptional ability to lie. He hones his talent, convinced it’s the ticket to easy fortune. He certainly doesn’t foresee the arrival of a murderous conjurer with mysterious designs on a little blind girl named Esther. Drawn into a nefarious plot to unleash a demon, Peter leads Esther and an enchanted terrier on a desperate escape to New Orleans and meets Amelie Marchand. Like all well-bred southern girls she’s trained in deadly martial arts, but with a murderous stepmother, Amelie has troubles of her own. Peter and Amelie’s one chance for survival is to head deep into the bayou and seek help from a mad shaman known as the Frog King.

Welcome to an alternate 1930s where both jazz and magic fill New Orleans’ air. Can a little luck, mystical lies, and a dash of Cajun crazy help Peter harness the power to kill an immortal demon? If not, the Depression will be a picnic by comparison when hell arrives on Earth.

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The Night People

Quarter Finalist for The BookLife Prize in Young Adult fiction

“Cross Harry Potter and the gang at Hogwart’s with the gifted mutants at the Xavier Institute for Higher Learning from X-Men, and you get something like The Night People…This entertaining science fiction book for young adults addresses themes of loneliness, bullying, acceptance, and first love…The narrative also includes light touches of humor that its young audience will appreciate…” BlueInk Review

“A supernatural tale with engaging characters and psychic powers…Alexander builds a solid foundation for his psychic-teen tale by concentrating on his fictional universe’s more relatable qualities…a fine setup for a sequel.” Kirkus Reviews

“Alexander’s novel will have fans of horror and sci-fi squirming in their seats with both enjoyment and fear…the plot rapidly unfolds, hooking readers and not letting go…Alexander’s prose is clear, concise, and beautifully eloquent during the most nightmarish scenes…deftly provides creative backstories for each of the major players, which helps readers engage with them.” The BookLife Prize

“Compelling…a rare offering that successfully merges hard-driving action and arresting insight.” Foreword Clarion Reviews

The Night People, creatures from a parallel dimension, have individually preyed on human beings for centuries.

Now it’s only a matter of time until millions of them arrive and wipe out all life on Earth. Sixteen-year-old Kyle Tanner and a small group of uniquely gifted teenagers may be able to stop them before it’s too late. But someone–or something–is determined to kill them first.

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Insane by H.G. Lynch

Something evil is going on in the Montgomery Psychiatric Hospital; every time there is an unexplainable blackout, a patient dies.
Callie isn’t insane – she sees the ghost of her dead best friend only because he really is there. It’s just that nobody believes her.
Casey is scarred after a horrific attack during which he killed someone. Temporary insanity was his plea, and the asylum is his prison.
With fear and death lurking everywhere, and no way to escape, Callie is certain it’s only a matter of time before she or Casey, the odd boy she has an inexplicable link with, becomes the next victim of the creature in the shadows.

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Call of the Morrigú

Life isn’t easy in 1798 Ireland. Rebellions are rising across the countryside, and the English can be cruel overlords. However, this brutality hasn’t reached the country estate of Strokestown.

Theodosia Latimer and her grandfather Reginald are on a mission to discover the past. They’re determined to excavate some ancient mounds on the Strokestown estate. But when they discover an imprisoned goddess straight out of Ireland’s rich mythological history, they’re both amazed and frightened.

Tasked with integrating this primeval warrior woman into polite society, they develop both respect and fear for the powerful goddess. Will they be able to tame her lust for violence in the upcoming rebellion? Or will they fall victim to it?

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Troy Ounce

Troy Lopez isn’t just a vampire. He’s the man selected by the council to be the first openly dead member of human law enforcement. The thing is, it isn’t supposed to be a real job. Just something to pass the time while he avoids his far less than evil ex-girlfriend, The Vampire Barb. As usual, nothing goes as planned and a certain dead guy finds himself knee deep in demons, mages and worst of all, political intrigue.

Can he survive his new life of public service? Possibly. Should he be there? The answer to that is totally different than anyone would suspect.

FREE eBook from October 26 – 30, 2017

Facade

An ordinary undercover assignment on Sector Port 8 goes critical for Galactic Intelligence Agents Hunter and Trash when a peculiar encounter ends with a woman becoming deathly ill. Hunter, an experimental Human and Trash, his long-eared, horned partner, realize she is not one of the known species. When her condition worsens, they take her to the Alleviators of Clouded Vale, the galaxy-renown healers who raised Hunter. Things get even stranger when his adopted family promptly shuts them out.

Coming back to his childhood home as an experienced agent has Hunter seeing things he’d never noticed before. Their latest patient causes a dramatic shift in everything he had thought to be true. The ancient buildings and dusty libraries of Clouded Vale may hold the answer to centuries-old questions. Hunter is determined to find those answers without endangering the people he calls family.

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The Beauty in Darkness: A Vampire Story

Estranged sisters, Edrea and Rena, are soon to learn that secrets lie within their ancestral tree. When Edrea is murdered and made vampire, she inherits a strange mind ability, which makes her desirable to dangerous immortals. When Rena goes in search of her “missing” sister, convinced Edrea is alive, she too puts herself in grave danger. In the world of the undead, the sisters not only must face their own inner darkness, but they are also caught amid an ancient vampire war, one they may never escape from.

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Sensation: A Superhero Novel

Like millions of other kids, Jim grew up wanting to be a superhero. Unlike most, however, Jim actually had the goods: a plethora of super powers that would have been the envy of any meta on the planet. But when his tryout with the Alpha League – the world’s premier group of supers – goes disastrously wrong, Jim basically becomes an outcast.

Two years later, Jim is still bitter about what happened to him when an odd turn of events gives him a second chance at his dream. But nothing is as easy as it sounds, as Jim soon discovers. Among other things, he’s made an enemy of a prospective super teammate, he’s being stalked by an unknown pursuer, and a shadowy cabal bent on world domination has identified him as the only obstacle to their plans.

It’s a lot for one super to handle, even with a smorgasbord of abilities. But if saving the world were easy, everyone would do it…

FREE eBook from October 15 – 19, 2017

Urban Mystics: A Paranormal Fantasy Box Set

When vampires and dark gods rise against humanity, these heroines take up their magic and fight back…

An urban shaman on the hunt for a shadow monster who’s stolen her father’s soul. An apprentice Alchemist on a mission against vampires in Nazi-occupied France. And, a Sin Eater desperate to unravel the secrets of a murder before she’s stuck with the blame and ignites a deadly rift between humans and preternaturals.

This six-book collection of full length paranormal fantasies is brought to you by Alesha Escobar (Top 100 bestselling author of The Gray Tower Trilogy) and USA Today bestselling author Samantha LaFantasie:

The Tower’s Alchemist (now being adapted to screenplay!)
Dark Rift
Circadian Circle
Sin Eater
Revelations
House of Diviners

If you love magic slinging, kickass heroines, unforgettable characters and addictive stories, then grab your copy of Urban Mystics!

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Hero in a Halfling

Magic is outlawed.

Epik isn’t like the other halflings. Adventure. Excitement. He craves those things. He would rather learn magic, not follow a wizard on some fool’s adventure.

Or so he thinks.

After setting out for the city what Epik finds in Dune All-En isn’t at all what he’d hoped. No magic. And few wizards.

But luck is on his side. The halfling meets Gabby, a wizard who is kind enough to rent him a room, or rather, a closet, at his now defunct magical supply store. And as a group of mountain trolls threatens the city, Epik sees the opportunity to do something, well, epic.

If only the halfling inside him would stop peeking out.

Featuring halflings, dwarves, elves, and a ranger or two, Hero in a Halfling is perfect for fans of both Discworld and Middle-earth. Join Epik as he goes from halfling to hero, who just also happens to (still) be a halfling.

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The Matriarch Matrix

“Lyrical and Riveting” * “Most thought provoking”
“Suspenseful, mysterious tale” * “Complex and intriguing and will keep you guessing”
Words from reviewers of The Matriarch Matrix – a intricately woven, plot driven, speculative fiction epic chronicling the words of wisdom passed down from a matriarch in 9000 BCE to her genetic heirs in 2021. Paying a debt to her oligarch patron, Zara Khatum, a Sufi Kurd, reluctantly takes up arms again to escort a former Jesuit priest, Father Sobiros, and a California alien loving atheist, Peter to search for an artifact that will save the world at Gobekli Tepe — a 12,000 year old temple in the middle of the impending next world war. Unbeknownst to her and Peter, the most unlikely of the unlikely to be a couple, their union as “man and woman” is essential to solving the mystery of the artifact. Will they be able to overcome their cultural, emotional, and spiritual differences and biases in time to save us all?

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Drakon Book I: The Sieve

“The Sieve” is Book I of the epic fantasy novel Drakon.

“I am here to redeem the lives of my wife and daughter. I’ve brought the offering.”

Thus said Da-Ren, the Devil’s First Blade at the gates of the Castlemonastery; His only offering, a jar of honey.

This is his story, as transcribed by the monk Eusebius, as ordered by the Emperor himself.

Book I chronicles Da-Ren’s early years, growing up in a tribe of archers and pagan witches. He enters the Sieve, the forty-day initiation trial that determines the fate of every boy and girl. Many of his comrades will fall, the strong will join the warriors, an elite few will be marked for leadership.

Da-Ren learns to obey the Truths, to hate all other tribes, and to conquer fear. And yet there is one trial that will bring him to his knees. The Goddess’s favorite daughter. “Brown-haired, brown-eyed. Brown was the first color of the day.”

South of the Blackvein River, a young Sarah survives the horror of the barbaric raids and devotes her life to acquiring knowledge and wisdom. She will talk to the witches, the priests and the rag dolls, she will learn the tales and the songspells, she will give birth and demand death. Revenge is her only mission.

Not even ten thousand warriors will be able to stand against her, when she delivers her vengeance of wine and song.

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The King’s Ward

Out of sight out of mind. Hard to notice and easily forgotten, Calista makes her way in the world as best she can while searching for answers. Why don’t people see her unless she makes a fuss? Why do people forget her as soon as she is out of sight? The answers plunge her into wild adventure in a perilous world of fantasy and magic. A world that will come to an violent end unless she can find a way save it.

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The Millennium Malevolence

In the medieval times, there was an immortal that was the perceived scourge who rivaled the Black Death plague in the Renaissance.. Chorlisr Remmik, a Protector from the Ktaldeik (Tal-DEEK) had to defend the village against the eternal. He had to use witchcraft in order to damage him.

The immortal, Gavis, was just sitting by a fire with his eternal mate in a cottage outside the village when Chorlisr attacked them without provocation.

FREE eBook from September 8 – 9, 2017

The Dragon’s Slave

Woman. Virgin. Sex slave. Three words that describe Gayriel on the day she is to be sold into service. But words could be deceiving, and so could she. Because there was nothing she wouldn’t do to walk the world free, never to suffer a touch she did not desire. She expected it would be difficult, and she expected it would be dangerous-the very act of escape would forfeit her life if she was caught. What she didn’t expect was him.

Dynarys Firestriker, general of the Amber Aerie guard. Dragon Lord. Half Breed. His very blood is a legacy he must fight to overcome, and slipping a female spy into his enemy’s midst is the easiest way to prove himself. But the slave he chooses for the task is anything but easy. Worse, she tempts his beast, a complication he definitely doesn’t need. Not with a traitor in his Aerie and one in his delegation. Can he rein in control long enough to salvage his mission? Does he even want to? They say a dragon’s mate is the pinnacle of what it means to love…what of a dragon’s slave?

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The Holly & the Ivy

Greta’s daughter Holly has gone missing, and a terrible storm has eradicated all traces of her. Greta despairs but just when everything seems at its blackest, hope comes in the shape of a hare. At a loss for other options, Greta follows when it leads her into the mountains. But is it more than an animal? Where has Holly been taken? And what is the significance of the odd little tree-root doll?

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Drakon Book I: The Sieve

“The Sieve” is Book I of the epic fantasy novel Drakon.

“I am here to redeem the lives of my wife and daughter. I’ve brought the offering.”

Da-Ren, an infidel barbarian, arrives at the Castlemonastery, his only offering a jar of honey.

Baagh, the Cross Sorcerer, follows him there under orders of the Emperor, demanding from the monks to transcribe the warrior’s story.

Book I chronicles Da-Ren’s early years, growing up in a tribe of archer riders and pagan witches, camped north of the Blackvein River. He enters the Sieve, the forty-day initiation trial that determines the fate of every boy and girl. Many of his comrades will fall, the strong will join the warriors, and an elite few will be marked for leadership. Da-Ren learns to endure the elements, to obey the Truths, to keep standing when all hope is lost. He swallows the legends of the Ouna-Ma witches, learns to hate all other tribes, and conquers fear.

And yet there is one trial that will bring him to his knees. The Goddess’s favorite daughter. “Brown-haired, brown-eyed. Brown was the first color of the day.”

The journey begins for the man who will become the First Blade of the Devil.

A brutal, poetic, first-person narrative of war, death, and love.

FREE eBook from July 20 – 24, 2017

Marked by Fate: Origins

Beginnings. Secrets. Deleted Scenes.

Transport yourself to other worlds with 15 Marked by Fate teen warriors…

…encounter shadows, queens, witches, and wizards who battle against immortals, angels, vampires, demons, genetically engineered soldiers, robots and gods. Let yourself be swept away by adventures in magical fantasy worlds, mind-blowing dystopian lands, space stations, galaxies, and alternate timelines.

The short stories and deleted scenes in Marked by Fate: Origins are exclusive to this collection and they go away-some of them forever-when the Marked by Fate full box set releases in October 2017.

Gain a glimpse of where the action begins, including a deeper look into some of your favorite characters! Get the Marked by Fate: Origins collection today to join these teen warriors in their adventures.

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The Beacons I See

Vanessa is a highly sensitive person on the Autism Spectrum. Like the other women in her family, she can see promises. Anywhere a promise has been made by people, she sees spheres of colored light she calls beacons. Mostly she overlooks them, and mostly she prefers her solitude.

One day on a much needed vacation to the family cabin, Vanessa sees the impossible: a beacon high above the trees, where no normal person could possibly promise anything.

Torn between investigating the woods with the help of strangers, and following her original plan to withdraw from the stresses of the world, Vanessa spends the summer learning more about her gift, herself, and her relationship with other people.

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