Annunciation

In Bethlehem 2,000 years ago, nothing happened. In modern-day Memphis, Tennessee, 19-year-old gas station employee Belle Carter is visited by the archangel Gabriel and given the task of bearing the Son of God. After she agrees, Belle attempts to keep her new status between her, her mother, and her angelic new friend. However, thanks to a sinister influence, she finds herself thrust into the spotlight after witnessing a crime committed by the son of the state governor. Her new infamy attracts the attention of local mega preacher Brother Abel – convinced she is, at best, lying, and at worst, trying to corrupt all of humanity. Forced to face up to her unwanted fame and protect herself and her unborn son against the hatred of those who don’t believe her, Belle finds herself learning in the hardest way possible what it means to be a mother, and so much more besides.

Meet Ciara Houghton Ruane

I’m a Manchester-based author who began storytelling at a young age. As a kid in my hometown of Widnes, I used to create my own picture books. I continued to pursue writing throughout school and went on to study Creative Writing and Film at the University of Hull, where I first wrote Annunciation as a short story.

Moonsleep and Other Stories

Prepare to be disturbed… A private investigator hunts for his client’s missing stepdaughter in a dieselpunk Los Angeles while keeping secrets of his own… A middle-aged recluse has a phobia about teenage girls… In a medieval England, what do the women get up to when all men and boys fall asleep every full moon? A young boy and his alchemist master try to find out… Will Charlotte Bronte be tempted by the devil…? All this and more as dark, quirky fantasy and wonderfully disturbing horror mix seamlessly in this collection of short stories from British writer, Liz Tuckwell.

Meet Liz Tuckwell

Liz Tuckwell lives in London and shares her house with a husband and too many books. She enjoys reading and writing all types of fantasy, science fiction and horror. Liz also enjoys travelling when there isn’t a pandemic. She’s a member of the Clockhouse London Writers group and the British Fantasy Society. Liz has had stories published in anthologies such as MCSI: Magical Crime Scene Investigation, Fairytales Punk’d, and in several of the Harvey Duckman Presents anthologies. She’s also published two short story collections.

Under the Cold Sun

An imaginative, suspenseful, and fast-paced adventure thriller featuring international conspiracy, political uprising, and a remarkable world you never knew existed. “It’s like Dan Brown meets Michael Crichton meets Lee Child: imagination, adventure, and non-stop action.” (Gwen D.) “One hell of a ride. Everything you would want from a novel. I highly recommend it!” (Dillon R.) State Department anthropologist Matt Moro jumps at the chance to research an enigmatic civilization living secretly in the most remote inhabited place on earth: a cold, windswept island in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. Everything goes sideways, though, when an international conspiracy rekindles an ancient civil war as a gambit to gain control over the island’s bountiful diamond mine. To stop this secretive kingdom from destroying itself and killing him in the process, Moro and a native translator—who has plenty of secrets of her own—must endure an ever-worsening crucible of ordeals that will batter their bodies, challenge their beliefs, and change their lives forever. The Vibe: moody, suspenseful, exciting, dark, fast-paced, atmospheric, personal, intimate, melancholy, violent, mysterious, exotic, stormy, imaginative, enigmatic, lonesome. Story elements: action, adventure, thriller, suspense, strong female characters, mercenaries, military, world-building, lost civilization, conspiracy, war, revolution, lost at sea, insurgency, sea adventure, royalty, travel, alternative history, anthropology, Gough Island, Tristan da Cunha

Meet Tagg West

Tagg West writes imaginative, suspenseful, & fast-paced adventure stories.

Witchmarked

At what cost victory?

Milo Volkohne, orphan, criminal, conscript, and unwilling warlock could tell you but you might not like the answer.

It is 1936 and the Great War still rages on, with no armistice in 1918 when the Russian Empire crumbled in the fire and blood of stillborn revolution.

The hellish no man’s land has spread like a blight over Europe as grim, unyielding leaders promise a resolve of iron and no mercy, no peace, no hope.

It would take a miracle to save humanity, but as Milo would tell you: be careful what you wish for.

Plunging into a world of sorcery, treachery, and madness the world’s first wizard will bargain with monsters, human or otherwise, fight for his life, and dare to hope that he’s selling his soul for something worthwhile.

But is any price too high to end the War to end all Wars?

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