Brave Fortune

The Alchemist meets the Prince of Darkness… In a dark world where dreaming is forbidden, one man dares to dream the impossible.

When John Crowe, the jaded son of a fallen alchemist abandons his father’s mission to save the world, and instead risks all on a quest to find Solomon’s treasure, his dream turns into a nightmare.

The sorcerer Lord Leonard, the wicked Queen Nekbhet, and global financier Sir Wilbur, form an unholy trinity to cast a dark spell on Crowe’s soul and planet Maerdon to enslave the people.

Caught in a web of sorcery, treachery and deceit, Crowe learns of the trinity’s secret society, Sancta Calva (Order of the Holy Skull), and its sinister plot to use him as a pawn in a cosmic battle between the forces of good and evil to rule over heaven and hell.

With the help of Archangel Metatron, Crowe must now learn to summon the alchemical magic of Solomon he once scorned to defeat the triad and free his people, or risk becoming a shrunken skull on the Queen’s necklace of death, to serve the Dark Lord’s scheme.

Brave Fortune is a fantasy adventure novel that serves as an allegory of alchemy, transmuting base metal lead into gold, a transformational heroic journey through the trial-by-fire purification of suffering, struggle and sacrifice.

If you like dystopian fiction and epic action-adventure that blends dark fantasy, sorcery, magic and the supernatural in an imaginative world steeped with philosophy, psychology and myth, then you’ll love Sharif Khan’s ambitious debut.


Buy Brave Fortune to start a bold new adventure today!

Review

“In this epic fantasy sci-fi tale, Sharif uses plots and characterizations from a wealth of literary, scientific and cinematic sources. They include: Homer’s ‘Illiad’ and ‘Odyssey,’ Frank Herbert’s ‘Dune,’ Roman mythology, King Arthur, ‘Moby Dick,’ ‘Star Wars,’ Spain’s conquest of the Aztecs, the search for El Dorado, particle physics, among others. It is a manuscript rich with action, metaphor and philosophy… Brave Fortune offers the reader more than just a classic tale of valor, betrayal and vision. It is a fiction-based guidebook to overcoming obstacles and achieving a morally satisfying and pleasurable way of life.” – Allen Ginsberg Award-Winning poet and editor, Charles H. Johnson

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Assassin Reaper

A deadly female assassin. A mysterious stranger. And the secrets they’re about to uncover about the mortal realm.

Aulow is one of many Reapers of Veltuur. She was born from the underrealm itself, designed to serve out the will of the Councilspirits and kill anyone—or anything—they instruct her to slay.

But when a stranger from Aulow’s mortal past shows up during one of her assignments, Aulow’s left wondering what else the Councilspirits have kept from her, and just how far they’re willing to go to protect their secrets,

Assassin Reaper is the prequel to the Reapers of Veltuur series, a dark high fantasy adventure with reapers/assassins, bandits, prophets, and enough death magic to keep the entire mortal realm quaking with fear. If you loved Throne of Glass, The Nevernight ChroniclesThe Shadows Between UsReign of the Fallen, or books by Kel Carpenter, Jenna Moreci and Laura Thalassa, you will devour this gothic saga.

Books in the series:
Soul of the Crowreleases August 26th, 2020
Heart of the Sungemreleases October 26th, 2020
Fate of the Vulturereleases December 14th, 2020

What are readers saying:
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????? “Jessaca Willis has created a full new fantasy world, rich, dark, [and] gothic.”

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Curse Breaker

Sit back and enjoy this compelling dark fantasy novella by International Bestselling Author, Jaclyn Roche..

A reincarnated goddess…
An unrisen long-dead god…
Only she can bring him back to life.

Excerpt:

“You’re mine for now and eternity,” he rumbled against her.
She ignored the voice telling her this wasn’t real. The niggle of doubt reminding her she was crazy—certified and released—not because she no longer was a ward of the government that had happened quite a time ago at eighteen, but because she had served her time.
“Tell me you’re mine,” he demanded, ceasing his exploration of her.
His lust glazed eyes captured hers in their gaze. She could see the outline of the minotaur against his body. The beast simmered at the surface, a layering over Viktor’s form.
“I’m yours. All yours.” Kali’s words a panted whisper against his ear. That couldn’t be me. Her voice husky.
Viktor’s mouth reclaimed hers, beginning his feast with the flesh of her breast. His tongue darted out licking her hardened nipple and teasing her other nipple with the pad of his thumb. He tore off her clothing pausing only to consume her with his olive eyes. There was no one else in the world who looked at her the way he did as if she were the only woman he needed or wanted.
Kali moaned leaning into him. Her core became molten as their tongues intertwined. Her hips moved against his groin of their own accord. Tension wound with every draw of his mouth and flick of his thumb. Her fingertips traveled down the rippled plane of his back, tracing the Egyptian tattoos she’d seen covering his torso. Kali clutched Viktor to her as they tumbled to the inky ground of the between. Her hands entangled in the wild mop of chestnut waves atop his head. His body felt airy rather than solid as he removed the rest of their clothing. She fought to remain submerged in the between, unwilling to leave, as Viktor didn’t escape his beastly curse often.
“Don’t go,” she cried, wrapping her legs around his waist. “Please.”

Want to know what happens next? Buy it to find out.
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Curse Breaker is an Insta-Love Stand Alone Novella of the Dark Legends series. It includes dark themes and fated mates.

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The Butterfly Tree & other stories

The Butterfly Tree & other stories (Dragonscale Diffusions Book 2) - ASIN B087TW882Y

Five tales from the land of Nirunen. 

Five tales out of legend and ancient mythology.

Five tales of men and women who are not yet heroes.

Five tales of fabulous creatures and monsters.

Five tales from history in a world very different from our own.

Three women … Escaping from the harsh demands of society. Refusing to live their lives according to the rigid rules of narrow-minded villages and towns. Slipping out of the clutches of tyrannical men and discovering who they really are. These are tales of women who are not strong warriors or sexual predators. 

Spend a while with Eran, a man despised, who cannot lead the life he wants because of a disability. Meet Lored, a taku-kevir who experiences life as a series of tests …

Mermaids, monsters, unicorns and butterflies. Nirunen is a place to face your worst nightmares and to live your most delightful dreams.

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Pauper King

X Snow White is dead.
IX Someone has put a pickaxe through her head.
VIII Her father, the disgraced King Johannes Wynpenny, vows to hunt down her murderer.
VII But then others die—more beloved fairy tale characters—and now it’s clear that a deranged killer is on the loose.
VI Someone who leaves behind taunting clues and a cruel countdown.
V Someone seeking revenge.
IV As his town is swept by witch hunt hysteria, Johannes must stop the maniac before others fall victim…
III …including himself.
II E. Stuart Marlowe weaves a tale of magical realism and crime, where fantasy and horror bleed into historical fact.
I And where the fables from our past speak to us across the centuries.

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The Zi’veyn: The Devoted Trilogy, Book One

Magic is formed in the heart – specifically, in a fifth chamber tucked between the left ventricle and aorta. Like blood, it cannot form outside of a living body, and so the existence of magic loose in the world, raw and unshaped, is an absolute impossibility.

And so, when magic is discovered – raw and unshaped – loose in the forests of Turunda and tearing the land to shreds, the Order of Mages is accused of sabotage during an already tumultuous time.
With the Order under close scrutiny and wars raging all around them, only Rathen Koraaz, a banished mage and deceased by all official records, has the time and the expertise to handle it before the world collapses beneath itself. With the help of a renowned historian and an inquisitor of the Hall of the White Hammer, they set out on a search for answers and solutions, until desperation leads them to chase the legends of an extinct people and the original users of magic.

Harbouring secrets of faith, magic and vengeance, the group flee harpy attacks in the wilds, riots in the cities, and the eternal hunt of imperial assassins even into the harsh depths of the desert.
But is there any truth to the legend? And, if not, how far will their world crumble before they can find an alternative?

‘A compelling fantasy read filled with heart, drive, quirky humour and truly real characters. A must for any adult reader.’

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Vintrig’s Throne

Isu Magan, heir to Vintrig’s Throne, has fallen in love with Sama Conn, a travelling musician. Fearing to lose her promised inheritance, Isu is unwilling to show her true feelings for the man she loves. Terrified of her Counsellor Jya, Isu is forced to meet with Sama in secret.

Minah, Isu’s servant, is happy to aid the princess in her secret dancing lessons with Sama, for Minah is in love with Trom, the drummer. For the first time in her life, Minah tells someone what really happened the night her father died.

Helmgar, Isu’s steward, nurses a secret joy in his heart; he believes that Sama is the promised Summer King who will end Jya’s seemingly eternal winter rule.

Sprakleas, meanwhile, continues to work for Sama whilst in disguise as a kitchen hand.

When Isu takes the crown that is hers by right, it seems that everything will change for the better.

But Jya, always working in the shadows, has many plans and as the net draws around Isu and Sama, a violent blizzard once again holds Vintrig’s Kingdom its cruel grip. Isu finds herself on trial for her life and only one thing can rescue her; the Law of Substitution.

Will true love triumph over hatred and fear? Will the reign of winter end? Or will darkness spread its victorious wings over Vintrig’s Castle?

Vintrig’s Throne concludes the story that began in Vintrig’s Kingdom.

Dorothy in the Land of Monsters

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Shifters, Zombies, and Vampires? Oh my!

My name is Dorothy Gale, and I think I might be dead.

When my dog Toto and I got swept up in a twister, we landed in hell. A very colorful hell. Like a rainbow dripping in blood. Now it looks as though this dreadful underworld plagued with vampires, zombies, and shifters will be the site of my eternal damnation.

They say this terrifying land called Oz isn’t hell or purgatory and escape is possible, but first I must survive the journey down the blood-soaked yellow brick road to the only place in Oz where vampires dare not tread—The City of Emeralds.

With enchanted footwear and the help of my three new friends—a friendly zombie, a massive shifter lion, and a heartless axe murderer of evil night creatures (who also happens to be the hottest guy I’ve ever seen)—Toto and I have a chance to make it to the Vampire Free Zone. When we get there, I must convince the most powerful wizard in this magical land of monsters to send us out of this radiant nightmare and back to the world of the living. They say he’s just as frightening as this monstrous land, that he detests visitors, and even the most horrifying creatures cower in his presence. But I must seek him out. And when I find him, I’ll do whatever it takes to make him send me home.

Spellbound

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An enchanted Rose spellbound to a greenhouse prison. 


Cursed to live within the glass walls of a greenhouse for her entire life, sixteen-year old Rose has finally reached her breaking point. She had to escape before she lost her mind. But life outside the protective glass was filled with perils of its own.

When she met Gabriel, she thought she’d finally found a savior. But neither was aware of what lurked inside him. Someone was pulling the strings from the shadows. With darkness on the horizon and danger lurking around every corner, Rose must escape the greenhouse, but at what cost?

How hard could it be to break out of a glass cage?

If you like devious nymphs, bloodthirsty curses, and fairytales with a dark twist then check out “Spellbound,” the first in the Spellbound mini-series.

Trigger warning– The main character does deal with abuse in the book.

The Healing Glass

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“… a lot of action and tension. Hats off for introducing a plot point that left me with my mouth actually hanging open” — Liz Williams, SFF author.

Madness killed her mother. Now a plague is killing her father.
But no one believes that this snubbed academic has found a way to stop this plague. A plague so virulent it’s eating through the entire city.

Audra Academician lost the respect of her peers thanks to her radical theories. They call her mad. She hates that. And it means that no one believes her anymore.

The evidence to cure the plague is an ancient journal written by a Mage – a race of people that have been extinct now for hundreds of years. Only Audra can decode the archaic language. And the cure is an ancient magical artefact, the Healing Glass, hidden in a lost corner of the land. She has to convince her peers she’s right, or the Glass will stay lost and everyone in the city will die.

But when nightmarish visions start to haunt her, she fears that the same madness that claimed her mother is now coming for her.

Now, not only the lives of the citizens consume her thoughts. She has to get the Healing Glass before her mother’s madness kills her too.

The Healing Glass is the first book in an exciting new epic fantasy series.