Oblivion’s Cloak

First Lieutenant Shaara was dead this morning.

Her captain is furious at her. She wasted company resources getting herself killed, and it’s coming out of her paycheck. Now, she’s sitting across from the first other human being she’s seen in six years. His name is Adnan. He claims to come from Earth—but that’s impossible. Earth died a long time ago. If Adnan’s telling the truth, he and the decaying ship the captain pulled him off are nearly a thousand years old.

Wherever he’s from, he’s Shaara’s responsibility now. Which is the last thing she needs. But it’s either that, or the captain sells Adnan into slavery. Shaara knows what that would mean. Most humans do. And something inside her won’t let her abandon Adnan to it: revenant memories, stabbed awake by the look in his eyes.

Facing those memories won’t be easy. It’d be far easier to ignore the feeling driving her forward. Far easier to let it all go to hell, and drift back to sleep.

Until a shadowy new faction starts stoking the fires of war. They’re looking for Adnan; Earth’s last survivor holds the key to unleash a terrible, indiscriminate vengeance on the galaxy that wronged them. Who they are is a mystery—to everyone but Shaara. Hard as she’s tried to forget, she knows them all too well. Which means she’s the only one who can stop them.

The question is: does she want to? Maybe the galaxy’s earned a little vengeance.


Meet Dylan McFadyen

Dylan has been writing science fiction stories since he was old enough to write. He’s been writing original science fiction stories—discounting admittedly awesome fully illustrated Star Trek and Star Wars fan fiction—since he was twelve.

Other than sci-fi and storytelling, Dylan loves history (which is just another form of storytelling, if you think about it). He has a master’s degree in international relations and conflict, and to this day spends as much time reading history as anything else.

When not reading or writing, Dylan enjoys spending time with his lovely wife, Victoria, particularly watching yet more stories, from brilliant favorites like Battlestar Galactica and The Expanse, to joyously terrible films like Miami Connection and Samurai Cop. He also enjoys long walks with their dog, El Doggo, who is the fabled Goodest Boy.

Finally, Dylan enjoys shooting sports, and like all good children of the 90s, video games. He’s played more hours of modded XCOM 2 than some babies have been alive.

He also has a Lord of the Rings tattoo, which in a way tells you everything else you need to know.

A Cold Hand

“Any deal is better than no deal.”
When the desperate reach out and shake A Cold Hand at the crossroads, their lives are no longer their own. Frank, like so many near him, has made a deal, but when he shook that Cold Hand, he never thought the day would come when his bill would come due. Now that it has, he has a choice to make in Frank.
“It’s going to be fine, my love. It’s all going to be fine. Don’t worry, my love. It’s going to be fine.” Chris knew every facet of every deal he made, but when the biggest deal he ever made was coming to its conclusion, he had to find a way to renegotiate the terms in Out of Road.
Steven was positive who was responsible for his parents’ deaths and he was determined to make him pay in The Ride.
A night out turned strange, so strange it still haunts all who were there in The Strange Disappearance of John Whitey Burnett.
All he wanted was an escape, but how he went out about it will stay with him in Repeater.
Finding love in the strangest places can lead to some strange results in Passing it Forward.
Sometimes you owe even though you didn’t agree to the price in A Question of Payment. An obsession grew from a single night out in I Hate the Blues.
What Allen finds as he looks into his partner’s apparent mental break challenges his own stability in Man of Flies.
A bad day can seem to go on forever in One of those Mornings.
A Cold Hand is the third collection of short stories from a HARD PLACE.


Meet R A Jacobson

Three years ago Rick began writing a series of adult paranormal fantasy stories resulting in three collections of short stories, a podcast, a graphic novel and a novel. The rabbit hole goes deep, and the joy he found in recording the podcast, bringing the stories to life with his voice, resulting in as of this August over 100 episodes of the podcast Stories from a Hard Place.

Kiss da Wolf: A Novel

Alien invaders plunge earth into a post-apocalyptic world of shapeshifters and alternate realities. Below the surface of everyday life, humans are being used in dramas that help the alien civilization find a new god for their society. Strange new gods appear on earth.

Young college student Kristen-Kate McCutchan and biomedical engineer Stephen D. Spiros are on separate quests to expose the alien threat. Both are subverted by strange controlling forces and find themselves merging minds with a mysterious other. They team up and try to put a face on this other, the fate of the human race in the balance.

The Seven Magnificent Mind-sets of Success: Adventures with the Magnificent Mind-set Man

The adventure story of a geologist, Roger Hunt, who bemoans and lives with the loss of his family, which resulted from a fatefully lengthy battle with his devils, and of a chance reunion with an old acquaintance and alter ego that eventually leads him back to the Alaskan wilderness, ten years ago during his excursion, is told in “The Seven Magnificent Mind-Sets of Success: Adventures With The Magnificent Mind-Man.” by Russ Hamblin. One of several things that makes this book valuable and a must-read is Mr. Hamblin’s superb and comprehensive storytelling. It offers a fresh perspective on motivating literature.

It takes readers on a journey from inspirational messages to thrilling experiences, replete with all the elements people would expect to find in a book. He leads the audience on perilous and exhilarating journeys of soul-searching in quest of achievement. The tale follows a deep journey of human fragility, self-discovery, confrontation, truth, redemption, forgiveness, and betterment – as well as techniques for achieving and surpassing all of these goals, in the form of the Seven Magnificent Mind-Sets of Success.

The message is more than a fictional story about motivational and success principles. Rather, the message is all about second chances in life; that it is never too late to make changes. One of the most important ideas discussed is that the roads that lead to the greatest successes in life are often paved with the foundational stones of many setbacks, disappointments, and failures that one must experience in order to gain the perspective needed to grow and attain sustainable joy and happiness.


Meet Russell Hamblin

Russell D. Hamblin was born in 1957 in Preston, Idaho, and grew up in Visalia, California. He has a Bachelor’s Degree from Oregon State (Geology, 1983) and a Master’s Degree from Brigham Young University (Geology 1985). He is a highly successful professional scientist and businessman with over 37 years of professional experience in the industry of environmental management and consulting. He has managed thousands of environmental projects throughout the globe and has worked and traveled in all 50 US states, seven Canadian provinces, and in over 45 countries on six continents.

Witherpools: A Story Collection

We see a man who must face his day of reckoning (“Captive”); tourists who head into the wilderness looking for wild tigers (“Tiger Walk”); tiny children who select victims and then reveal their every nuance of thought, of behavior (“Human”); butchered beings who prey insidiously on humans (“Witherpools”); a psychologist and his disturbed patient who head into backcountry and are stalked by a grizzly bear (“Yellowstone”); a disturbed man who plans to gun down four people (“Johnny Apple”); three men who attempt to save an eight-year-old girl from alien invaders (“Green Smoke”); a man who discovers he is no longer earthly, no longer mortal (“Dark Running”); and many more tales of dark pleasures and strange enchantments.


Meet Jason Durant

Jason Durant is the author of fantasy and paranormal novels. He has written Witherpools: A Story Collection, Kiss da Wolf: A Novel, and A Wound in the Earth: A Novel. These titles are available in eBook and paperback on Amazon. He has found inspiration from writers as diverse as Hemingway, Hawthorne, Poe, and Twain.

From The Emptiness: The Austere Time of The Crystal

In these fantasy tales, we see a convergence between multiple dimensions where the world of two different existences faces adversaries that challenge their continued future. The book tells the story ‘From the Emptiness’ where entities were more drawn to the dark than the light. Light, in its highest authorities, summons time to seize it from existence. Also told is the story of ‘The Austere Time of the Crystal’ where the lives of young mortals are rattled and attacked by a greater power.


Meet O.T. Babalola

O.T. Babalola is a young creative with a gift of bringing his imagination to life. He started working on the book ‘From the Emptiness’ at a very young age in the early 2000’s. His dream was to publish the book and provide his audience with a fun escape that is both entertaining and interesting.

Escape From Zero

Zero point zero. He was officially dead.

To Them, he was worth nothing.

But he had everything to lose.

Jason has earned enough rewards to secure a beautiful girlfriend and lavish lifestyle.

Until his unforgivable mistake.

Now they’re trying to kill him.

In a world where a person’s worth is measured by points and evil lurks around every corner, who will win the game of survival?


Meet Cassandra Finnerty

Cassandra is the author of fantasy, science fiction, and romance.
She has a passion for magical settings, and loves to transport her readers to unexpected places.
She enjoys creating bold, untamed and endearing characters who struggle to overcome their flaws.
Her novel Escape From Zero was inspired by a fascination with the future.

Dark Gate Angels Complete Series Omnibus

Meet the Dark Gate Angels! Just be sure you don’t tick them off, or you might lose your head!

Grab this action-packed boxed set of all ten books in this exciting series today!

A battle-elf, gladiator and super genius walk into a bar… Actually, there’s no punch line.

But you can guarantee someone’s getting decapitated.

Anabella is a supermodel with a secret. She’s really an elf. And she’s bored, bored, bored. Born and bred as a warrior, Anabella wants nothing more than to trade her tiara for a dagger and a gun.

Careful what you wish for…

When orcs invade Earth, will Anabella have her chance?

Abby is a robotics engineer and certifiable genius (as well as simply certifiable). When Abby’s father is killed by the orcs, she plans on using her intellect to avenge him.

Terra is the toughest person in Kansas. Too bad she’s not in Kansas anymore. She was kidnapped by orcs to fight in their sick and twisted battle games.

Both Abby and Terra want revenge in the form of gloopy, green orc blood. Will the blood be green, or red?

Alone, none of them stand a chance. But together they just might be enough to bring evil to its knees.

These three warriors didn’t start the war…but you can be damn sure they’re going to try to finish it. Will they succeed?

This boxed set of almost 1800 pages of action, adventure, and plenty of snark!

Join Anabella, Abby and Terra as they kick ass … no name-taking necessary. 

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Deadlock


He’ll get her home safe…or he’ll die trying…

Honey Honig is used to infiltrating the most dangerous places on Earth and thwarting kidnappers. But he never expected to end up in Tanzania, at the wrong end of a hostage situation with the most intriguing doctor he’s ever met. Now, he’ll do anything to get them out of the deadly web they’ve landed in—and keep the woman of his dreams safe. Should be easy for an ex-Delta Force operator, right? He wishes…

No one kidnaps animal migration specialists. Or so Meg Finley thought—until she found herself in the clutches of terrorists, that is. She needs to keep her wits about her now more than ever. She can’t let herself be distracted by an untimely attraction to her ridiculously appealing protector. But…she is…

It will take all of Meg and Honey’s combined strength, knowledge, and skill to survive. But when all is said and done, will it be enough to get them to happily ever after? 

Deadlock is an intense, action adventure military romance suspense thriller filled with spies, conspiracies, and international terror. 

Grab your copy, and let’s go!

Meet Fiona Quinn

USA Today Bestselling Author, Fiona Quinn is rooted in the Old Dominion outside of D.C. with her husband and children. There, she pops chocolates, devours books, and taps continuously on her laptop.

Quinn writes military romantic suspense with a psychic twist. Her library of series include: LYNX, UNCOMMON ENEMIES, STRIKE FORCE, KATE HAMILTON mysteries, Cerberus Tactical K-9 series, and the Delta Force Echo series with more to come. All are part of the Iniquus World of high stakes national security.

A Wound in the Earth: A Novel

Hubert, Angela, and Ralph Barney are riding horses in the grasslands when they discover an enormous egg. To the palms of their eager hands, the egg communicates a message of life, of a heart ticking. To their rapt ears, pressed against the shell, it speaks of something deep, something primeval. They do a reconnaissance, frightful thoughts chugging through their minds: What kind of monster laid it? What danger does this portend?

The Brit, Malcolm Moreland, totes a large-caliber rifle and all the ammo he can fit on his web belt. The Brit is full of cautionary tales for the Barneys as he and they take cover and wait for the egg to hatch. Before long, eggshell begins to chip away and something frightful pokes its head out. The Barneys leave their idyllic childhoods behind when they and the Brit follow the giant hatchling into another world.

Thirteen-year-old Chad Garrick lives in the shadows of the Barneys, and within his own special kind of darkness. Secretly, he follows the Barneys and the Brit into the land of giant birds, unaware of the peril that awaits them and all of humanity, for the giant birds are a former earth species driven to extinction at the hands of thoughtless humans, and want nothing more than to exterminate the human race.


Meet Jason Durant

Jason Durant is the author of fantasy and paranormal novels. He has written two novels: Kiss da Wolf: A Novel and A Wound in the Earth: A Novel. These titles are available in eBook and paperback on Amazon. He has found inspiration from writers as diverse as Hemingway, Hawthorne, Poe, and Twain.