The Oxbow Kingdom Trilogy: Complete Series

Evil lurks in the Underbelly, and that’s the least of Jetsam’s worries. What must the aspiring wizard do once magic is outlawed and his parents are murdered? Can the teen survive an infamous bounty hunter, fugitive king slayer, enigmatic dragon, and legendary evil warlock? Find out in The Oxbow Kingdom Trilogy, a classic epic fantasy adventure.

Meet C. M. Skiera

C. M. Skiera currently lives in the American Southwest, a long way from Michigan, where he grew up, graduated from Michigan State University, and started a career as an environmental engineer. He and his wife are devoted dog-lovers who share their home with rescue Chihuahuas. Crimson & Cream is C. M. Skiera’s debut epic fantasy novel. He started writing Crimson & Cream in 1999, and after many twists and turns, 13 drafts, plenty of rejections, the arrival of the 21st Century and the advent of online self-publishing, the ebook was self-published in 2012. After that, Mirrors & Mist (2015) and then Warlock & Wyrm (2017) followed as the second and third books of The Oxbow Kingdom Trilogy.

Jordyn

In her senior year at Coleman High School, Jordyn Williams embarks on a crash course in the unforgiving world of adulthood. Juggling the hectic demands of school, sports, and work, Jordyn often finds herself at her wits’ end.

These challenges intensify as Jordyn befriends Tamera, a new schoolmate who finds herself the target of a ruthless bully. Bent on helping, Jordyn comes to Tamera’s aid and takes the younger girl under her wing. Her act of kindness and bravery radiates through the school. Seen as a beacon of trust, Jordyn quickly finds herself a confidant among her peers. Inundated by a bully, a callous principal, and an egocentric coach, Jordyn wages an uphill battle for those she holds dear.

Despite her committed diligence, Jordyn’s valiant efforts are ignored. In the face of overwhelming adversity, she must summon every ounce of courage and resilience to navigate the rocky path forward. And if the trials of adolescence weren’t enough, the merciless final exam delivers a shattering blow that will forever alter her life.


Meet K. L. Bedwell

Kevin was born in Ft. Myers, Florida, and now calls Pennsylvania home. He can be found on a mountain bike, shredding the trails when not working or writing. The woods are the best therapy. One of his biggest laughs in life is watching people cross the street as he walks his Rottweiler/English Mastiff rescue. He’s a hundred-and-forty-pound baby. Kevin’s works include Not In All My…, Hand of Retribution, and Jordyn.

Demon’s Vow

He never should have saved that girl.
He certainly shouldn’t have befriended her.
He knew better. But after years of being the village’s invisible protector, sixteen-year-old Zade couldn’t stop himself.
Now the villagers are hunting him down…
…and they have a right to.
After all, if the demon inside him breaks free, they’re all dead.

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Meet R. W. Hert

Bios are BORING.

I never know what to write or what people want to know about me. So let’s go with the basics. I LOVE Fantasy. Especially dragons! I used to dream about having a dragon. Unfortunately, the closest I’ve been able to get is to write them into my books, and make those books as alive as possible.

I think books should transport you. I mean who doesn’t want to go flying through the clouds, or swimming with the mermaids and get so involved with the words that you actually feel like you are there. When I think of good books, that’s what it does for me, and that’s what I try to make happen with the books I write.

Action! Action is a must. In books and in life, I want something to be happening which is probably why I daylight as a mom of 8 kids (4 of which were adopted through foster care, and let me tell you, if you’re looking for a crazy rollercoaster that is definitely one.)

I also like to get to know people. I want to understand them, and see where they’re coming from. Connection is key.

The Force of Magic

As long as anyone can remember, the Dominion has held the land of Cairn within its iron grasp. Using overwhelming force and powerful magic, they are seemingly unbeatable. Now the Overlord, ruler of all, is failing. He has ordered the Guild of the Helm, powerful sorcerers and magic users, to find a cure for his wasting health. A young soldier…desperate to return home to help his mother on their family farm, volunteers for their experiments, with unexpected results. A young girl…taken from her family, abused, and handed over for a life of servitude is called to join the experiments. Can these two young heroes overcome their fears to stand against such a great evil? Read The Force of Magic to find out. Blending magical fantasy adventure, with super heroes and villains, this is a fantasy story unlike anything you’ve ever read.

Meet Hunter Chadwick

As a lifelong lover of books, I’ve always had a great appreciation for writers and their craft. Over the course of my 50+ years living in different places around the world, I’ve written a few things, but never took the time to sit down and try to write down any of the books I’ve dreamed up. In 2021 that changed. A new opportunity to share stories, one episode at a time, prompted me to try my hand at it. I never could have imagined the positive response my writing received and now I’m happy to expand those stories to a wider audience to build upon what I’ve already written. Nothing would make me happier than to know that you enjoy my stories. Please find me on social media @HunterCAuthor to send me your feedback. About me: I grew up in the Midwest and went to a big state school known as much for their football team as anything else. I studied English Literature and History. It was there that I met my wife and we fell in love. We were married when I was in graduate school and during our first few years working after graduation, God showed us the opportunities to be involved in His work around the world. Since 2000, we’ve lived outside of the United States, having many amazing experiences and meeting people from around the globe. My experiences traveling and my background in counseling are highly influential in my writing.

Do Not Go Gentle

To send souls off requires a spirit seeker to choke the ambition out of them… Lazarus curses the power he was born with. The power of a spirit seeker. And he curses the memories that haunt him – his sister rising from her grave due to his magic. Now, his mentor tasks him with sending off souls on his own for the first time. But his memories cause him to question why the spirits linger… And why his mentor deals with them so violently. There has to be a better way, and Lazarus intends to find it.

Meet Alexa Grave

Alexa Grave loves to tell stories – it just so happens her characters occasionally take her on an unexpected ride. All of her fantasy, humor and romance included, embodies a bit of darkness. Alexa’s life isn’t filled with writing alone. In her spare time, she enjoys gaming with her husband. Reading and thinking up large, impossible projects to work on also top her list of fun things to do. Most importantly, she has two beautiful daughters who don’t give her much spare time to do any of the above.

Juxtapositions from the Good Vibe Lounge – Volume One: The Paradise We Create

JUXTAPOSITION: The act or an instance of placing two or more things side by side, often to compare or contrast or… to create an interesting effect.

Set in Central New Jersey, the Good Vibe Trilogy is a coming-of-age story following the lives of two young people raised in diverse yet dysfunctional environments during the late 1970s. When their lives connect, it impacts the destinies of their friends and family over a forty-year span.

Volume One, The Paradise We Create, introduces Andrew ‘Drew’ Reubens. As a teen, he is a girl-crazy, self-involved kid at the center of a clique of performing arts geeks. One of the many females in his sphere is unfiltered and misunderstood Alyona ‘Yoyo’ Zalenkov, being raised in a rural cult environment with warped family values.

The result of their unlikely relationship is represented in the modern-day events of the story, as Andrew hosts a celebration at his Central Jersey establishment, The Good Vibe Lounge. When the younger generation of his family expresses a desire to understand more about their back story, Andrew pivots, between modern times and 1977, his climactic senior year of High School to weave the story of Drew and Yoyo… and a collection of characterful events and relationships along the way.

With the help of some of his oldest friends, Andrew takes a tour of the often comedic, sometimes tragic.. but all-so-typical journey of adolescents faced with the transition to life as adults in the real world.

The Good Vibe saga is a forty-year history of characters who navigate thru the wonders, challenges, and destiny of human interplay. Along the way, they take on these dynamics, with juxtaposed tales of adolescent frivolity, dysfunctional family, enduring friendship, the depth of romance and sensuous love, criminal behavior, deception, success, failure, the thrill of knowledge, personal progression, and… a good dose of recovering from regrets.

And ultimately seeking to balance ‘what might have been’ with everything happening at the place where reality meets up with all of it… for a reason.


Meet Kaycee Evans

Diversity has been the center of Kaycee Evan’s life. His experiences have spanned from being a Musician, Composer, Actor, and Teacher to working as a Social Services Professional and in the Hospitality Industry. In the late 1980s, after transitioning to life in the Sunshine State, Kaycee became an activist for local anti-censorship organizations and a public speaker on social justice and homeless issues. He has authored three stage plays, ‘On the Air,’ ‘Frostproof Blues,’ and ‘But.. Who’s Counting’, the latter serving as the inspiration to author the stories of the Good Vibe Trilogy, his first offering as a novelist.

Born at the tail-end of the Baby Boomers, Kaycee is a Father and Grandfather who has always been amused and taken pride in his diverse interests.

“I can wake up to Jazz, walk the dogs, argue politics, analyze science fiction movies, scream at my Fantasy Football lineup, create a new cocktail and enjoy a bawdy Broadway Musical all in the same day.”

Opal’s Ruby

As young children, Opal and Ruby Stenberg were in a life-altering car accident with their father. It was up to the sisters to survive on their own. Now, Opal is seventeen and struggles with her mental health but receives support from her loving mother, Desi. Ruby refuses to live at home, but Opal desperately wants her fractured family to be whole. After a harrowing camping trip with her best friend, Casey, Opal falls into despair. Casey has become cruel and someone Opal no longer recognizes. With a series of violent behavior surrounding her, Opal becomes paralyzed with anxiety and grief. Suddenly, the walls are closing in. As Ruby stays away, Casey acts irrationally, and her well-intentioned mother continues to infuriate her, Opal plunges into a pit of darkness. Who can she trust? Can she even trust herself? Opal needs to face the truth about Casey and her family’s past, and that hiding from darkness may not be the only option to survive.

Meet Megan Bushree

Ned Bear and The Dirty Whisker Curse

In a world where magic is gone…

Ned is a grizzly bear trained for fighting wars. But he doesn’t want to fight anymore. He’d much rather live a life of exploration and leisure. So one day he ventures out beyond his village to the city of Wexlin.

The world is a wondrous place and he soon happens upon a group of pirates searching for a great treasure lost at sea. Maybe Ned can find fulfillment in joining them on their quest. It certainly sounds fun. The only problem is Ned is afraid of the ocean.

That’s actually the least of his worries. Many deadly trials and troubles await aboard the Ironwill, the pirates’ ship. As it turns out, maybe Ned isn’t quite done fighting. And what will he do when a method to restore the world’s magic is discovered?

Find out in Ned Bear and the Dirty Whisker Curse.

Featuring a main character who is a bear, this fantasy read is perfect for kids and adults who like animals. And don’t forget pirates. Follow Ned’s adventure as he strives to be the unwitting hero of the Land.


Meet A.B. Roveen

A.B. Roveen, a former social studies teacher, is a history nerd with a degree from CSUCI. He was born and raised on the coast of southern California where he spent the majority of his adult life. In 2020 he traded in burritos for BBQ, and moved with his family to Missouri. He currently lives there with his wife, their three kids and three dogs. He’s an avid baseball and soccer fan and hopes someday he’ll see the Angels win another World Series. Like other SoCal natives, he grew up with a fascination for film. He wrote and directed three short films before turning his passion for storytelling and world building into his debut novel.

Wounded Wisteria

Cleo is a spirit suffering from her own destructive thoughts. Yearning for something to feed her hunger, she stumbles across those who are detrimental to her. The Great Peet’s influence is no different. When he asks, ”Why is it you feel you have no choice?” she is quick to reply: ”I hear your touch and feel your voice.” When the story continues in the eyes of Peet, we meet the alluring Violet, for whom his love flourishes. Drawn to Violet’s grace, yet pulled by Cleo’s heartache, Peet grapples between purity and substance. Presented entirely in verse, each character in Wounded Wisteria embodies a different earthly element, while the story becomes a study of the power of perspective, and a testament to the youthful essence of craving and vulnerability inside the heart of us all.

Meet Maithy Vu

Vietnamese American writer of surrealism and poetry

Vita Aeterna

With the fate of the world in the balance, one outlier could tip the scales towards salvation or disaster. Alex Barret lives in ‘the Quarters’, a set of broken-down slums surrounding a glittering walled-off city called the First Circle. Like all kids his age, on his sixteenth birthday Alex is scheduled for Appraisal, an unpredictable medical procedure with the potential to extend his lifespan. In a world where everything else costs, for some reason Appraisal is free. But no Appraisal scenario Alex has ever heard of has prepared him for his own experience – he’s abducted, imprisoned, and subjected to brutal medical experiments in a high-tech lab. He escapes and goes on the run, a heartbeat ahead of a ruthless army led by the most powerful man in the world. Piecing together the clues behind his kidnapping, he uncovers a treacherous plot that only he can derail. But to succeed, he must penetrate the First Circle, the forbidden abode of the ruling class.

Meet Jay Allan Storey

Jay Allan Storey is a musician, international traveler, and author. Jay has traveled the world, passing through many places in the news today, including Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, and the Swat valley in Pakistan. He has worked at an amazing variety of jobs, from cab driver to land surveyor to accordion salesman to software developer. Jay is the author of THE ARX, the BLACK HEART series, the VITA AETERNA series, and ELDORADO, and a number of short stories and screenplays. Two new novels are in the works for 2023. His stories always skirt close to the edge of believability (but hopefully never cross over). He is attracted to characters who are able to break out of their stereotypes and transform themselves. He loves both reading and writing, both listening to and playing music, and working with animals. He’s crazy for any activity relating to the water, including swimming, surfing, wind-surfing, sailing, snorkeling, and scuba diving. Jay is married and lives in Vancouver, BC, Canada.