Happy For You

Every seven years, Ciara takes part in a study of happiness, together with a group of people born on the same day… including the gorgeous Max. Meeting at the ages of seven, fourteen and twenty-one, Ciara forms increasingly intense relationships. Until it all falls tragically apart. Can Ciara ever be happy?

Meet Luci Beach

The Cursebound Thief

Six of Crows meets Heist Society in this new young adult fantasy series. The world wants a hero. The curse needs a thief. The party of the decade stands between Jerek Holden and saving the people he would do anything to protect. After twelve years, he’s finally found a way to break the curse that ripped all magic from the world and destroyed the peace that took generations to build. All he needs is one, simple artifact. But he can’t steal the heliostone alone. A girl with a soul of fire. A vampire bound by a vow. A werewolf bent on revenge. A knight torn between honor and duty. A hacker to keep them all alive. The fate of magic lies in their hands―if they can survive long enough to pull off the heist of the century.

Meet Megan O’Russell

The Cursebound Thief will be released on September 20th. I am running a special right now allowing readers who preorder to sign up to receive extra swag including character cards, signed book plates, and a map of the primary heist location. Readers can sign up for their swag by following this link: https://bit.ly/3OHvCXB

The Last Sage of Selvus

Matteo isn’t strong or fast or tough. He isn’t particularly popular among his peers. His grades are middling, at best. In fact, the only thing he’s very good at is idling. Out of all the 12-year-olds he knows, he’s memorized the most nursery rhymes, childhood superstitions, and fairy tales. ‘Til now, that skill has never won him favor in life. But when a mysterious, fairy-like stranger appears, he finally sees a chance to make good on all his latent talents. Her name is Vera. She offers a gift: sugar cubes of a magical variety. Vera promises that if the citizens of Matteo’s hometown eat them, all evil and malfeasance will be gone for good. But are her intentions for the city good or evil? And even if he did know, can a little boy convince his town of the truth?

Meet Daniel R. Jones

Daniel R. Jones is a writer from Indianapolis, IN. He received his Master of Fine Arts degree from Lindenwood University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from Bethel College. Previously, he’s had work published in over a dozen journals, newspapers, and magazines, including Aphelion, Black Rabbit Quarterly, Parody Poetry, the South Bend Tribune, In the Bend, The Drabble, Anxious Poets Society, StarLine, and Time of Singing. He was a 2017 nominee for the Rhysling Award with the Speculative Fiction Poetry Association and won an award for best poem in the 2013 edition of Crossings, Bethel College’s Literary Journal. Daniel R. Jones’ first poetry collection, The Wrenching of the Hip That Precedes the Blessing, is now available from Wipf and Stock. You can find it at the publisher’s website or at Amazon. You can find his Amazon Author Page here: https://www.amazon.com/author/danielrjones

Lessons for Broke Georgia

You need more than money to pay off your debts. You need…lessons? Money problems are the norm for Georgia Alfonso. She’s hit a new low after her unfaithful fiancé racked up her credit cards, dumped her, and left the country. With the help of Charlie, a successful (and sexy!) investor, Georgia explores wacky, unconventional ways to make extra money to pay off the debt. As she becomes more financially savvy and gains the confidence to date again, she unexpectedly finds herself caught in the middle of a money feud between the Bakers—a dangerous family—and her mother, who’s taken off without a word. Her real problems start with a threat. Then her cat disappears. While still trying to keep up with her debt payments, Georgia’s search for her mother sends her down a trail of shocking secrets surrounding her broken family’s past. As she gets closer to the truth behind her mother’s relationship to the Bakers, they become increasingly hostile. Charlie’s getting skittish at all this drama, and Georgia fears her family problems will ruin her shot at true love. Can Georgia find her mother soon—before the Bakers follow through with their promises to harm her and her loved ones…and ruin her whole life? Lessons for Broke Georgia is a hilarious, raunchy tale that boldly confronts the uncomfortable topic of personal debt and explores how our issues on love, family, and self-worth can determine whether we financially thrive—or flounder.

Meet Donna Fernandez

Donna Fernandez was born in Toronto and grew up in Vancouver. She received her BA at the University of British Columbia and earned her certification in Equities Trading through the Canadian Securities Institute. She is based out of Canada and Costa Rica.

Before

MIDWEST BOOK REVIEW “especially and unreservedly” recommends BEFORE, a Novel for community library General Fiction collections! “A deftly-crafted blending of coming-of-age and crime fiction…” Think you know the kids next door? Think again! The perfectly charming teens in this New Adult adventure are up to mischief that will make even a bad-boy biker blush! BEFORE, a Novel is a thoughtful and heart-warming blend of Coming-of-Age and Crime Fiction set in small-town America. With just the right mix of sweet and sordid, writer J. Kilburn builds a family, a town, and a tale that will stay in your thoughts long after you finish the book. BEFORE is a fun and edgy novel that follows the adventures and misadventures of Just Regular Kids as they come of age in a pastoral and peaceful college town. Buckle your seatbelts – all may not be as it seems. Events in a far-away Organized Crime empire lurk in the background as these teenagers take their first steps into adulthood. Adventurous readers will discover that two Sweet Sixteens have a lot more in common with hardened criminals than you – or the teens – might realize. Surprises are in store for everyone! Readers’ Favorite calls BEFORE a “hilarious” coming-of-age satire and awards it 5 stars! Independent Book Review recommends BEFORE and says: “… Kilburn weaves this teenage story with threads of secrets…. the tension is thick…. The relationships portrayed here are excellent. There’s an acute portrayal of parental abuse and how it shapes children; the love of a grandma who gives proper advice but gives enough space to make one’s own decision; and the struggle of a parent with a growing child…. Before nails the depiction of a small town with its gossip and rumors.” InD’tale Magazine awards BEFORE 3 stars calls J. Kilburn “a master at writing character development!”

Meet J. Kilburn

J. Kilburn’s narrative style has been compared to those of Joyce Carol Oates, Virginia Wolfe, D.H. Lawrence, Hunter S. Thompson, and Nell Zink. His subjects and almost cinematic descriptions of setting have earned his work comparison to movies and television shows like Sons of Anarchy, Tin Star, Twin Peaks, and Thelma and Louise. Prior to Heaven’s Door, a Novel and BEFORE, Kilburn’s other published work was a feature-length investigative news article that got the whole page in his community newspaper. Kilburn lives a quiet and private life on the shore of America’s sixth Great Lake. He has lived and worked in Vermont, Massachusetts, Illinois, and Minnesota. During these travels, Kilburn has dabbled in law enforcement, private security, emergency medicine, truck driving, and horse-logging. Other occupations have included at-risk youth mentor, big-city process server, park ranger, and industrial wastewater treatment operator. Along the way, he’s pedaled to 14,000 feet above sea-level in a major bicycle race, been marooned overnight on a deserted island, ridden a motorcycle from Chicago to Thunder Bay, and hiked Vermont’s highest peaks to watch sunsets on both the longest and coldest days of the year. He currently maintains plastics processing machinery for a major manufacturing company. When not at work he and his wife enjoy life around a little urban farm complete with greenhouse, garden, and mini-barn. Their current flock is composed of four chickens and a cat named Sierra Feral.

The Green Wyvern

Baron Theodus of Sursival arrives at the Green Wyvern Inn to tell his life story. Each night, he returns to regale the townspeople with tales of monsters, treasure, foes, and friends. And when his story is done, he says he will leave his subjects, never to return.

To most people, the baron’s name is Bull. He is a giant of a man. They say the great warrior has never been defeated in battle, but he will tell you those tales are lies. He has come to set the record straight and promises to tell the whole story of his life: victories and losses alike.

Tonight, he will tell the tale of his road to adventure. It starts with a goblin raid that leaves Bull, his sister, and his mother as penniless refugees on a perilous journey. The trials that follow push Bull to the very edge of human endurance.


Meet Matt Heppe

Matt Heppe lives in suburban Philadelphia with his wife and daughter. He teaches economics and military history, and in his free time plays as much Dungeons and Dragons as he can manage. He is a United States Army veteran, having served in Germany and the Middle East as a UH-60 pilot.

Cold Hands

Based on true events … After a lonely teenager from a dysfunctional family tries to kills himself, he meets a terminally ill girl and realises that suicide is not the only escape for a better life.

Meet Oliver Smuhar

My name is Oliver and I’m a twenty-one-year-old Australian writer. I have just finished a Bachelor’s in Communications Journalism, am a multi-award winning author, and was on Amazon’s #1 best-sellers list for contemporary fantasies in 2020.

The Epic of Glenda Mesh

The infamous Glenda Mesh will not be a monster any more, even if it kills her. Together with her ex-rival, Enkidu, she will take on a hero’s quest to save herself, her legacy, and her city.

Meet Christopher Fryer

Christopher Fryer is a teacher and busy father living with his wife in California.

The Sins of Others

1993. The war-torn Bosnian countryside. Jane Abbott, a seasoned English conflict zone photographer who is no longer easily surprised, is surprised. Stunned, in fact, to’ve come across the son of THE notorious Ingrid Heimlich—who, until her traceless disappearance twenty years ago, had been the world’s most infamous leftist terrorist. Ben Heimlich, the stranded German kid and wannabe reporter she has picked up by the roadside, is either fearless or incredibly naïve—though probably naïve—and were it not for the platoon of Serbian partisans who intercept them on their way, she’d pestered him incessantly with questions of his mother’s whereabouts.

1994. Still reeling from the horror he had seen in Bosnia—and, as ever, wondering where in the world his mother is—Ben Heimlich moves to the United States and settles in the sparkling local neighborhood and global allegory known as Hollywood. As he gets older and, eventually, more affluent, Ben realizes that, no matter how ostensibly successful he’s become, he can’t escape his lingering despair. When he meets Isabel, who’s left her own traumatic early life in Mexico behind to make a new beginning in Los Angeles, his life takes a dramatic upward turn.

Chapter after chapter, Ben and his mother’s backgrounds and personae are illuminated from a multitude of angles by, among others, a former student activist aboard a hijacked airplane on a dusty stretch of tarmac in the capital of Libya in 1971; an aging homeless actor in Los Angeles still waiting for his break in 1994; a young girl who stumbles through the smoldering ruins of Berlin in 1945; a US State Department operative who interferes with sovereign states all over South America; the involuntary teenage wife of an imperious Sinaloan drug lord who attempts to flee her gilded cage; and the ninety-something-year-old son of German immigrants who’d fought for the United States against his parents’ onetime countrymen in World War II.


Meet Florian Schneider

Born and raised in Germany, Florian Schneider is a former small-time photo journalist turned marginally less small-time advertising photographer. He lives in Southern California with his unbelievably impressive Mexican-American wife.

His latest novel, The Auctioneers, was featured on Reedsy’s Best New Book list with a five star-review in December 2020. In January 2021, Manybooks(dot)net featured The Auctioneers as Best Literary Fiction book of the month. In January 2022, his second novel, The Sins of Others, was named Best Literary Fiction book of the month by Manybooks(dot)net.

Journeys: the Archers of Saint Sebastian

A barracks full of beautiful boys. A girl in disguise, living among them.

It’s the 14th century, and the longbow is king. But in the northern European principality of Ardennes, archery isn’t just the nation’s defense. It’s the national obsession.

MEET THE JOURNEYS
12 young Journeyman archers, the best in the country
2 years of public competitions, in which looks count almost as much as ability
6 will win a coveted membership in the Archers’ Guild of St. Sebastian
1 will become the prince’s new Guardsman

MEET MARIEKE
15-year-old Marieke is as obsessed with St. Sebastian’s as everyone else in Ardennes. Only it’s the middle ages, and girls just don’t become elite archers. Except Marieke’s prospects as a girl aren’t promising either, after a well-timed kick from a mule has left her with a face that’s badly scarred and ruined for marriage. But when circumstances force her to leave her old life behind and flee to the guild for refuge, there are only two things Marieke really knows about the place. One is that a mysterious accident ended her own father’s time as a Journey. The other?
There are no women allowed inside St. Sebastian’s.
Marieke knows disguising herself as a boy and infiltrating the guild means embarking on a dangerous deception. But it may be her only chance to find out the truth about her father’s past and to stop a murderous plot from coming to fruition. When the dashing young Journeyman Tristan takes her under his wing as his squire, she’s got to stay – at least long enough to help him beat out his brutal arch-rival to win the competitions.
Keeping her identity a secret will be hard. Living in close quarters with a pack of gorgeous boys? That will be harder still. But the hardest thing of all will be keeping the vow she makes for herself: to see Tristan become the next Guardsman, without ever letting him find out she’s a girl – a girl, who loves him.

Part Robin Hood and part Princess Bride, with a pinch of Mulan and a dash of Cyrano de Bergerac in the mix, TheArchers of St. Sebastian I: Journeys is a humorous action and adventure saga inspired by late medieval/early Renaissance Belgium and packed with romance, wit, and longbow archery. Perfect for adults who love young adult themes,Journeys is an escape into the past that reads more like romantic historical fantasy than pure historical fiction.

Unrequited love? Ugly heroines who stay ugly? Friendship, coming of age, romance, adventure, and plenty of archery competitions? A unique setting inspired by the glorious city of Bruges, with a richly imagined, immersive world set within the walls of a male-only archers’ guild?Journeys: The Archers of Saint Sebastianhas it all, so if you’re looking for a great escape, don your disguise and join Marieke as she enters the forbidden world of Saint Sebastian’s, and prepare to fall in love with the Journeys – that is, the twelve best and most beautiful archers in all of Ardennes, the Journeyman archers of St. Sebastian’s.


Meet Jeanne Roland

Roland hails from Davis, California, where she spent most of her youth lounging at the pool, soaking up the sun, and daydreaming. She had a key ring that read ‘I’m running away to join the circus,’ and her favorite moment of the day was when the local movie theater went dark, and the slogan ‘escape to the movies’ appeared on the screen. As an adult, her passions include all things melodramatic and beautiful — everything from classic movies, British romantic poetry, ancient tragedy and epic, to Italian opera. She is now a professor of Classics in a small midwestern town, where she lives with her Greek husband, her fraternal twins, and a Bernese mountain dog named Franco Corelli.