A Cold Hand

“Any deal is better than no deal.”
When the desperate reach out and shake A Cold Hand at the crossroads, their lives are no longer their own. Frank, like so many near him, has made a deal, but when he shook that Cold Hand, he never thought the day would come when his bill would come due. Now that it has, he has a choice to make in Frank.
“It’s going to be fine, my love. It’s all going to be fine. Don’t worry, my love. It’s going to be fine.” Chris knew every facet of every deal he made, but when the biggest deal he ever made was coming to its conclusion, he had to find a way to renegotiate the terms in Out of Road.
Steven was positive who was responsible for his parents’ deaths and he was determined to make him pay in The Ride.
A night out turned strange, so strange it still haunts all who were there in The Strange Disappearance of John Whitey Burnett.
All he wanted was an escape, but how he went out about it will stay with him in Repeater.
Finding love in the strangest places can lead to some strange results in Passing it Forward.
Sometimes you owe even though you didn’t agree to the price in A Question of Payment. An obsession grew from a single night out in I Hate the Blues.
What Allen finds as he looks into his partner’s apparent mental break challenges his own stability in Man of Flies.
A bad day can seem to go on forever in One of those Mornings.
A Cold Hand is the third collection of short stories from a HARD PLACE.


Meet R A Jacobson

Three years ago Rick began writing a series of adult paranormal fantasy stories resulting in three collections of short stories, a podcast, a graphic novel and a novel. The rabbit hole goes deep, and the joy he found in recording the podcast, bringing the stories to life with his voice, resulting in as of this August over 100 episodes of the podcast Stories from a Hard Place.

Tompkin’s School (A Supernatural Academy Trilogy Book 1)

Welcome to hell—I mean, Tompkin’s Academy.Where students go missing, demons hunt freely, and the school does nothing to stop it. Oh, and dating the hot captain of the basketball team could be the deadliest mistake I’ve ever made.

I thought my life was over the moment my father sent me and my twin brother to this boarding school in the middle of nowhere. Turns out, I was right.

Now I’m surrounded by supernatural forces with a desire to kill and a demonic voice inside my head that wants to control me and force me to use my newfound powers for evil.

With darkness greeting me at every turn, I’m determined to fight it and bring down the monsters in this school even if it’s the last thing I do.

Get ready for a brooding, gothic paranormal adventure that will grip you from page one. Start the journey today and escape into a world of mystery, demonic magic, and an academy with a dark history. This series is perfect for fans of Supernatural Academy, Shadowspell Academy, and Ravencrest Academy.

Books in this supernatural academy trilogy:
1. Tompkin’s School: For The Extraordinarily Talented
2. Tompkin’s School: For The Dearly Departed
3. Tompkin’s School: For The Resurrected

MORE BOOKS OF THE TRANSITIONED UNIVERSE:
The Unforgivable Act (A Beaumont Bros. Circus Mystery #1)
The Detective’s Nightmare (A Beaumont Bros. Circus Mystery #2)
The Yuletide Killer (A Beaumont Bros. Circus Mystery #3)
Timur’s Escape


Meet Tabi Slick

Trial of Roses

Sinhar was a boy when the people of Sebel rose up in revolt against their former overlords. Through much bloodshed and strife, their lands truly became their own after a century of occupation. However, in this new era of peace and long sought freedom, tribulation rears its ugly head. Sinhar is finally old enough to join the Mystic Order, an ancient fighting force that teaches magic and molds the future protectors of the homeland. Sinhar has dreamed of joining their ranks all his life. It’s time to turn this dream into reality. In order to do so, he’ll have to overcome his enemies and own personal demons. Sinhar will be brought to his utmost limits, but the legacy of his family pushes him on. Their words will always be with him: “Suffering molds the strong.”

The Law of Might novella trilogy serves as a prequel to the Pantheon series but also stands entirely on its own. Fans of adventure, fantasy, and horror will rejoice. Check out the series that has readers enthralled and coming back for more:

“For anyone looking to delve into a rich and beautifully crafted world, complete with fascinating characters and a deep storyline, Pantheon, by Joshua Landeros, is well worth a read.” (Customer Review)

“It’s a balancing act between following orders and following a moral compass, and it is compelling within the pages of this book.” (Customer Review)


Meet Joshua Landeros

Joshua Landeros was born in Pomona, CA, but was raised in Perris of Riverside County for years uncountable now. Landeros grew up on anime, Japanese monster films, Batman the Animated Series, and Star Wars. Not to mention an infinite love for all movie monsters. He obsesses over novels and comic books, eating up the work of Stephen King, Alan Moore, Robert Kirkman, Clive Barker, Mike Mignolia, and Chris Hedges.

Elkadanu

As Lored attempts to investigate the truth of the charges brought against Rue, the herb woman, Tari tries to hide her insecurities and doubts behind a facade of serenity.

This is a fantastic read. The characters are all well drawn and the landscape through which the characters move is familiar and easily imaginable, yet quite magical as well.” W Thomas

Lored and Tari must keep the twins’ presence on the Isle of Kiros a secret, as the taku-kevir starts to question witnesses to events that happened over a year before.

But Lored’s investigations are hampered by the Kirridian fascination for horse-racing.

If Lored can’t free the herb woman from prison, he and Otta (who is in hiding) won’t be able to travel north to continue their pursuit of the kaerlings who have abducted Lally and Derri.

This fantasy tale will grip you from page one and won’t let you go until you’ve read every single volume in the series! If you enjoy Terry Brooks, David Eddings, Tad Williams and/or JRR Tolkien, you’ll love The Kaerling.


Meet Freya Pickard

Pushcart Prize nominee, Freya Pickard is the quirky, unusual author of The Kaerling series, an epic fantasy set in the strange and wonderful world of Nirunen. A cancer survivor, she writes mainly dark fantasy tales and creates expressive poetry in order to rest the prose side of her brain. Her aim in life is to enchant, entertain and engage with readers through her writing. She finds her inspiration in the ocean, the moors, beautifully written books and vinyl music (particularly heavy metal and rock). Her most recent relaxation techniques to get her through lockdown include hatha yoga and painting landscapes and monsters in watercolour.

The Awakening

It is written that once long ago, God became very angry with the inhabitants of this world. In his wrath, God sent a great flood to wash away the wicked people of this world. Or so the story tells us.

But is this what really happened?


Meet ryan sova

I have had a fascination with writing from a very young age. I never pursued this passion though until recent years. In March of 2015, I began work on my first novel, The Awakening.

After I had finished writing the first few chapters of this novel, I started sharing some of my work with family, friends, and colleagues from work. Not knowing what people would think of my work, I braced myself for the worst. To my surprise though, people actually loved what I had written. So I got serious about writing and now after almost four years of work, I have finally finished my first novel.

I am currently serving as a Technical Sergeant in the United States Air Force. I am happily married to a woman by the name of Ashleigh Easter-Sova and I have four children from a previous marriage. My wife and I are both active members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

Dark Gate Angels Complete Series Omnibus

Meet the Dark Gate Angels! Just be sure you don’t tick them off, or you might lose your head!

Grab this action-packed boxed set of all ten books in this exciting series today!

A battle-elf, gladiator and super genius walk into a bar… Actually, there’s no punch line.

But you can guarantee someone’s getting decapitated.

Anabella is a supermodel with a secret. She’s really an elf. And she’s bored, bored, bored. Born and bred as a warrior, Anabella wants nothing more than to trade her tiara for a dagger and a gun.

Careful what you wish for…

When orcs invade Earth, will Anabella have her chance?

Abby is a robotics engineer and certifiable genius (as well as simply certifiable). When Abby’s father is killed by the orcs, she plans on using her intellect to avenge him.

Terra is the toughest person in Kansas. Too bad she’s not in Kansas anymore. She was kidnapped by orcs to fight in their sick and twisted battle games.

Both Abby and Terra want revenge in the form of gloopy, green orc blood. Will the blood be green, or red?

Alone, none of them stand a chance. But together they just might be enough to bring evil to its knees.

These three warriors didn’t start the war…but you can be damn sure they’re going to try to finish it. Will they succeed?

This boxed set of almost 1800 pages of action, adventure, and plenty of snark!

Join Anabella, Abby and Terra as they kick ass … no name-taking necessary. 

Scroll UP and click Read Now or Read for Free to join the fight!

Pantheon

Athaliah Sowell is accustomed to the harsh winters and gentle springs of Sebel. She may be just a young farmhand, but a fire burns within her heart. Her father served in the infamous Hollow Wars, a war that bathed their fields in blood. All for the price of freedom. Even with the newfound peace, smoke is on the horizon. The delicate truce with the other nations teeters on the edge of collapse. As the eldest child of the Sowell family, Athaliah must now take up the mantle. Sebel is a land filled with beauty as well as monsters, but Athaliah has always wanted more. Beyond the shore, her destiny awaits.

In the South of Sebel, Yaphet stands on the edge of his clan. By divine law, he was forbidden to learn their sacred rights, cast aside for his abnormalities. However, a sign of providence could prove to be his steppingstone. For as long as he can remember, he’s wanted access to the vast knowledge of the Mystic Order. Before that dream can be grasped, he must be tested. The sacred hunt awaits.

Though they are at opposite ends of the continent, the fate of these two are inextricably intertwined. 
Fans of the adventure, fantasy, and horror will rejoice with Pantheon.


Meet Joshua Landeros

Joshua Landeros is an up-and-coming author. He lives in the small town of Perris and attended the University of California, Riverside with a BA in History Administrative Studies. He enjoys coffee, brewery exploration, quoting movies profusely, and reading comics.

The Sallow Scourge

On the cusp of becoming maidens, twin Queens Allison and Joie Wynpenny have spent the past year trapped inside their castle. The Sallow Scourge has their kingdom in its grip. Whether curse or contagion, the wisemen do not yet know. What is known is that it causes the afflicted to commit severe bodily harm, while disrupting the balance of magic throughout the realm.

Both queens decide that something drastic must be done, though each has a very different solution. Allison vows to seek out the culprit, be that witch, wizard or madman. Her sister Joie, always rebellious, would rather stir chaos. As the kingdom cracks in two, the Sallow Scourge may wind up the sole victor.


Meet E Stuart Marlowe

 

Legends Reborn

When a technologically superior army advances from the western sea, the mystical Light of Epertase determines that corrupt King Elijah is no longer fit to rule the kingdom. The Light determines his daughter, Princess Alina, is the kingdom’s only hope for salvation. Evil men plan to steal the Light from her soul. Epertase’s fall appears inevitable.
But all is not lost, for a long-banished warrior lurks in the outer mountains. His name is Rasi and he prepares for blood. Deadly men plan to sacrifice Alina for the Light of Epertase that lives within her soul. Rasi plans to kill all who try. The kingdom’s fate hangs in the balance.


Meet Douglas R. Brown

Douglas R. Brown runs into burning buildings for a living.
As a career firefighter in Columbus, Ohio, he rediscovered his love of writing as a cathartic way of dealing with the daily horrors of seeing people die.
After having four books published by a publishing company who ultimately closed their doors, he has since ventured out on his own.
And if risking his life, occasional soul-crushing book reviews, and being the father of a teen-aged boy isn’t enough of a beating, he’s also been learning jiujitsu for a few years. What the Hell is wrong with him? (The answer is probably Freudian of some kind.)
BTW, did he mention he’s been married since 1996. So, yeah, he’s pretty busy.

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?

Go up and Click ‘Buy Now’ or ‘Read for Free’ and enter the darkened world where so far, no one has won World War I and now dark monsters are choosing sides.