The Darkwatch Assignment

Secrets, lies, and a dangerous mission await Selene, agent of The Darkwatch. Selene is tasked with infiltrating the central castle of Cresthaven to retrieve private scrolls belonging to the powerful Ascendant Mage Aelar. But with time ticking away and political tensions rising, Selene must tread carefully. As she enters the deeper reaches of the castle, she discovers that all is not as it should be. Selene uncovers shocking secrets that could not only jeopardize her mission but also endanger her life. Fans of high-stakes fantasy will not want to miss this thrilling adventure.

Meet James P. Croxley

James P. Croxley has always believed in the magic of storytelling, even as he navigated the structured world of construction by day. With a spirit more attuned to the mythical landscapes of fantasy realms than the rigid lines of blueprints and building sites, James found solace and inspiration in the rich tapestry of tales he would weave in his mind during long hours on the job. As a child, he was the architect of elaborate fantasies, constructing worlds far beyond the reaches of his reality. This penchant for creation followed him into adulthood, where the tangible act of building structures paled in comparison to the vibrant worlds burgeoning within him. James’s novels are more than mere escapism; they are a bridge between the ordinary and the extraordinary, and were often formulated when Hames found himself bored on construction sites. Welcome to the worlds of James P. Croxley, where fantasy is woven into the fabric of reality, and every story is a journey beyond the boundaries of imagination.

The Shadow’s Dragon

A cozy tavern on the edge of the empire holds a deadly secret. When Treylen’s mentor died, and his bonded dragon failed to grow like the others, he feared he’d be stuck forever at the mountain abbey where the queen’s assassins train. Fate has other plans for him. A message arrives ordering him and his dragon, Rime, on a dangerous mission to kill the glyph scribe who is enchanting weapons for the enemy army. Infiltrating the enemy city requires a mastery of disguise, deception, and interrogation. Treylen must learn these skills quickly from his new spymaster if he hopes to locate his target. But the comforts of the Dragon’s Hide Inn make it a favorite watering hole of enemy rangers and a deadly training ground. All his training may not be enough to stop the wizard intent on destroying everything Treylen cares about. The Dragon’s Hide is the start of an exciting new fantasy series!

Meet Dustin Porta and D.K. Holmberg

Dustin Porta is a writer, editor and artist. Born in rural Pennsylvania, he landed on the Gulf Coast when his boat broke down in Fairhope Alabama. There he lived in a marina and sold art from Pensacola to New Orleans, while writing science fiction and poetry. After that he lived in the Florida Keys and wrote nautical fantasy. Now he’s in the snowy north and the writing has never been better.

Dark Glass (Dominions I)

An assassin from the dark districts, a target in a perfect society. And secrets that could kill them both.

Killer-for-hire Rodin prides himself on his control. He trains hard. He keeps nobody close, has nothing anyone can use against him. He’s built his reputation, can pick and choose contracts.

Until now.

When others want to kill him, he’s forced to take a contract on a distinguished Councillor in the Dome, that idyllic, supposedly secure society beneath the glass. It’s a place where violence is unknown, where manners are everything. A place that will never accept Rodin.

So he must go undercover, be everything he isn’t. He must get close to the target without arousing suspicions.

But the target is protected. As enemies close in, pressure builds, and Rodin’s control starts to slip.

And if Rodin doesn’t remove his target, he’s a dead man.

Dark Glass is the start of Dominions, a series of dark Dystopian thrillers that are violent, intelligent and unexpected.


Meet TW Iain

Married, kids, job; the usual stuff. But there has to be more. Music, and books. Especially books. Fuel for the imagination, energy for the mind.
When I was younger, I’d go outside ‘to play’, but I’d take a book with me, find somewhere to sit, and read. I can recall holidays not through what happened, but through the books I read at the time.
But it’s never one-way. All those stories, all those ideas — they ferment. They build up, and they need a release.
TW Iain is the part of me that acts as a release valve, typing away, crafting tales to put out into the world. There are Dystopian thrillers (The Dominions series) and sci-fi horrors (Shadows). There’s also short stories, both in anthologies and on twiain.com.
It’s not enough, of course. Every story gives rise to more ideas that churn away, growing wings and demanding to be set free. It’s never-ending, this writing thing.
And I wouldn’t have it any other way.

Dominions Box Set: Books I-III

To confront the future, he must first conquer his past.

Rodin, an assassin for hire in the chaos of the districts, is no stranger to death. He has the scars to prove it, each one a lesson, a mistake he won’t make again. But some scars hide beneath the surface.
When Rodin takes a contract within the perfect society of the Dome, he is forced to confront threats that have lain dormant for over a decade. He might think of himself as a man with no past, but everyone has a history. And if Rodin isn’t careful, his past might be the death of him.

This collection contains the first three novels (Dark GlassDead Flesh and Deep Water) and the short story prologue (Gatekeeper) of the dark Dystopian series Dominions. Get it now to enter the world of the Dome and the districts, and discover if Rodin has a future.


Meet TW Iain

Married, kids, job; the usual stuff. But there has to be more. Music, and books. Especially books. Fuel for the imagination, energy for the mind.

When I was younger, I’d go outside ‘to play’, but I’d take a book with me, find somewhere to sit, and read. I can recall holidays not through what happened, but through the books I read at the time.

But it’s never one-way. All those stories, all those ideas – they ferment. They build up, and they need a release.

TW Iain is the part of me that acts as a release valve. TW types away, crafting tales to put out into the world. There are Dystopian thrillers (the Dominions series) and sci-fi horrors (the Shadows series). And then there’s the short fiction, in anthologies and here, on this website.

There are also musings on books, and anything related to them. But mainly, there’s the fiction‌—‌the stuff already out there, the stories in process, and the ideas that may, one day, grow to become new stories.

And all these stories (the ones I write and the ones I read) spawn new ideas, which ferment and grow into their own stories.

It’s never-ending, this writing thing. And I wouldn’t have it any other way.

COUNTDOWN AMERICA

“…a new political cyberespionage novel with a fierce female protagonist who also happens to be a single mom, providing a thrilling and relevant read that is also an inspiration to women everywhere.” – The Review Wire

Still grieving the loss of her husband, CIA Agent Isabella Bendel is excited about her promotion to Chief Supervisor. It will finally take her out of the field and allow her to spend more time with her young twins. However, the promotion put a giant target on her back and it’s clear someone wants her out of the way. When an attempted hit goes wrong followed by the kidnapping of her children and mother, Isabella’s world is completely shaken and she’s not sure who she can trust. With the full resources of the CIA looking for her family, Isabella must keep her calm and piece together a puzzle which points towards a Russian attack on the US. Time’s running out and Isabella must save her family and stop those hell-bent on destroying the United States before it’s too late.


Meet M.C. Fox

As a writer, I’ve long been fascinated by the world of espionage. Living in New York, I’m constantly inspired by the sights and sounds of a large city, and how that forms the perfect environment for a fast-paced thriller. Given our unstable political climate, as well as the Russian hacking of the election, I knew that it was the time for a spy story set in the world of political cyber-espionage, led by a fierce female protagonist.