The Heart of War

Bitten by Books 4 Stars– “It was fascinating watching their romance and self discovery (kind of funny for immortals) and was very well written. While extremely violent at times, I really enjoyed the two working together during the battle between the druids and Ares.” Rhonda, Reviewer BTS Emag 5 Stars–“Ares, the God of War, captures the imagination as a complex and charismatic protagonist. Darling masterfully blends his Greek God of War traits–strong, dominant, violent, and moody–with an incredibly sexy and passionate lover. In the end, she creates a hero to die for. The author provides the perfect complement to Ares with the strong-willed and compassionate Alena. Their chemistry is explosive, dramatic, and passionate. This couple will haunt you long after you have finished reading their tale.” Lori Z., Reviewer Inside the Heart of every Warrior breathes the Soul of a Hero. Ares God of War is the greatest Warrior the world has ever known. He’s moody, grumpy, dominant, ravenously sexual, and above all, built like a Greek God. The solitude of Ares’ island is interrupted when Magdalena MacLeod a brash and sometimes manipulative Fey washes up on Ares’ shore. It’s not mere fate that has brought the unlikely couple together yet it may be what tears them apart. Get lost in this sweeping dark saga of betrayal, secrets, love, lust, rage, and redemption. Ares God of War and Alena MacLeod share a love that will rock the world from the heights of Olympus to the Celtic moors.

Meet Lisa Beth Darling

With her unique perspective on life, Lisa Beth Darling is unafraid to delve into darker places other may fear to tread. In doing so, she masterfully shines glorious light on the stormy events that shape, test, & define human character. Ranging from dark & thrilling to heartwarming & inspirational, Lisa’s stories are rich with secrets, lust, betrayal, and sometimes rage. They may keep you awake into the wee hours of the morning cheering, weeping, and trapped in suspense as her heroes and heroines have their love tested by demons who reside within and without. Lisa Beth Darling is 56 years-old, the mother of two adult daughters, grandmother to one–with another due in December 2022–and wife to her husband, Roy, for the last 36 years. She lives and writes in her hometown of New London, CT. Early influences were Stephen King, Mary Higgins Clark, Harold Robins, Jacqueline Susan and VC Andrews.

Connections

Glynn Young-These stories are all jarring, slightly offbeat, and sometimes disturbing. They invite you to reconsider the reality you know while they rather poetically ask, “What if?”

Meet Mihai Brinas

I like to enter sometimes the town library. To stroke, the books with my look, to touch them with my hand. At the same time, I walked among the shelves to feel their smell and read one book or another. I leave-taking with me the sadness of so many books left unread. Mihai keeps on writing while believing in the power of honesty, goodness, and love.

Setsuko & the Seven Samurai

Good Tales For Bad Dreams invites you to take a journey back to 16th century Japan for a wicked interpretation of a classic fairy tale. This is the story of love, honour and revenge. This is your samurai Snow White. Jealous of Setsuko’s beauty, the wicked geisha Izanami orchestrates the murder of her father, the daimyo of a mountaintop castle. After an assassination attempt leads to a coup, Setsuko suffers a catastrophic injury and is forced to flee the only place she’s ever called home and take refuge in the woods with a group of exiled samurai. Orphaned, abandoned, and disabled, Setsuko must learn the truth of what it means to be a samurai, if she ever hopes to reclaim her family’s honour and take her revenge. Welcome to Good Tales For Bad Dreams, a short-fiction series of re-imagined fairy tales. Each story is set in a different time and place. Some will be familiar, others will not. So strip bare your assumptions, open your mind, and see these tales told like never before.

Meet V.M. Sawh

V.M. Sawh was born in South America and grew up in Toronto, Canada. He’s been writing since he was six and completed his first trilogy of novels while still a teen. After a chance encounter with Academy Award-Winning director, Guillermo Del Toro persuaded him to publish his first short story “Cinders”, V.M. Sawh never looked back. His short fiction has gone on to reach the #1 spot on Amazon’s lists in each of their genres. V.M. Sawh is a proud supporter of independent artists and authors. His “Good Tales For Bad Dreams” series of dark fairy tales is currently available on Amazon. He currently resides in Ontario, Canada with his lovely wife Kristin and three devoted cats.

Loose Mind Vol. 1

The downfall of human nature. In the author’s debut project, a contemporary anthology of purpose, join the author as he takes you on a journey through his mind. Through 33 short stories, you will decipher through right and wrong, all while your psyche is at stake. You will be tested to see whether you will remain with sanity or decent to madness. The author goes through this paradoxical narrative with you, figuring out if being an author is his calling, or more so, whether it is calling him. Go through stories of psychological drama, horror, scifi, fantasy, and more. See where a loose mind might take you.

Meet M. Moran

Mad Moran’s love for arts has no margin. His favorite genre of books include philosophy, history, adventure fiction and political satire, but he has built his overall enjoyment of storytelling. As a political science major, writing fiction was never a profession he saw coming, but upon writing his first piece of literature he fell in love with the process. Now he makes it his mission to draw emotion from readers as he uses fiction to tell them the story of himself, life and a primal way of thought. He hopes his writing brings his readers a sense of perspective that is different from anything they have read before, constantly looking to surprise people by bringing them to find a new love for fiction. One that feels relatable, yet a story so distant, they can enjoy it without feeling attacked. A critique in the way of the mind. Throughout his journey to tell his story, Mad Moran lets his mind stray into a constant search for a perfect form of written expression, only to go mad realizing there is none. Instead he takes his own mind and creates an imaginary world the readers can fall in love with. M. Moran invites you to read his work, questioning your definition of sanity and what it truly means to think. Enter his world and see the horrors of the sane mind, until you see their true identity.

Psychos Anonymous

A serial killer thinks he overstepped his bounds on his last murder. He attempts to seek help on the serial killer website REDRUM. A psychiatrist who believes he can help psychotic killers through counseling sets up a group therapy meeting dubbed Psychos Anonymous. Six masked murderers attend the meeting but one of them is not there to be counseled. 


Meet Cedrick E. Wilson

Cedrick was in love with writing before he even realized it. It started first with his love of film. With movies like Flash Gordon, Star Wars, Cooley High and The Warriors. Those films opened up his creativity. There were times when visiting his Grandmother or his great Aunts on their secluded farms in the state of Texas when his imagination was all he had.

As a teen, he moved to Florida and that’s where his creativity took off. In his first couple of days in a new school, he was approached by a classmate who asked did he know how to rap? He answered no, but the classmate replied by saying I’ll show you. Cedrick began to write raps which back in the eighties was more like stories and much different than it is today. He wrote the story and the classmate rearranged the words and organized them into rap lyrics and from there he just couldn’t put the pen down. After the classmate moved away, Cedrick kept on writing stories and turned them into rap lyrics even though he couldn’t rap to save his life.

After high school, he kept writing but a discovery in a magazine helped him go in a different direction. He came across an advertisement for writers, a store that sold books that taught you how to write screenplays. His love for movies and writing came together.

Life happened and he put away his pen to provide for his family but the stories swimming around in his head wouldn’t go away. Even though he was busy with work and taking care of his family, he made sure that he made time to write. He wrote a ton of scripts and entered a few screenwriting contests, but he realized to make it in Hollywood you’d more than likely would have to move there and would be a lot more difficult to get in the door. His wife kept telling him for years to write books instead but he didn’t think he was cut out to be an author in that capacity.

A life altering event plus the fact that he’s not getting any younger finally caused him to take the plunge.

He published his first book in January 2018 with more to come.

Rising from the Ash: After the Fall Book 2

The ashes of the fallen world have settled on the broken remnants of humanity. The survivors work to carve out some semblance of a life in what remains.

James awakens to a group of new faces. Their friendly demeanor and collective skills convince him to bring them home to his friends. He soon finds that new people mean new complications.

Charlotte rises from the brink of death and faces a whole new set of challenges. She fights through one obstacle after the next, all while doing the best she can for those who have chosen to follow her–old and new.

These survivors struggle to find a safe haven in the natural world, away from the crumbling civilization where terrible and desperate people run rampant. They learn, however, that nature can be far deadlier than the terrors they have fled. As winter draws near, forces beyond their control pit them against a danger beyond any they have faced.

Old ways disintegrate as this group adapts to what life has become after the Fall and rise together from the ashes of what once was.


Meet Jordan Crestwood

Jordan Crestwood is a fiction author from the southeastern United States. He is the author of the After the Fall series.

We Don’t Die (Bargain Book)

A cocky police detective, Dallas Scott and his best friend and partner, Ray Davis chase after a notorious hit-man, McNeil, and a bad decision by Scott lead to Davis’ death.
Scott is haunted by his choice and it leads him to become a bad cop and a horrible husband.
Now partnered with a new young detective, John Crawford, they finally get a lead on the killer only to come up short.
Days later, they find McNeil dead on the street and this still leaves Scott unhappy because he didn’t kill the man responsible for his partner’s death himself. 
McNeil’s wife asks Scott for help but he refuses and this is a huge mistake which leads to her and her child’s death. This incident brings McNeil’s ghost to come back and haunt Scott and causes him to have a car accident.
Now in the afterlife, the chase is on again with Scott having to go after McNeil for bringing chaos to the people who murdered him and his family.
The Stakes are higher than ever in purgatory with Scott having to stop McNeil and having to prevent his soul from getting in the hands of the devil due to his own sins.


Meet Cedrick E. Wilson

Cedrick Wilson is an author of We Don’t Die and Psychos Anonymous.

The Desperation of Harry

In this amazing anti-mystery loaded with dark humor, twenty-three-year-old Monty Hill leaves his Midwestern roots for 1977 Hollywood with dreams of becoming a major film screenwriter. He meets Harry, an unpredictable yet endearing man who in hopes to assist Monty financially, steers him to an apparently dangerous producer of pornographic movies, just as an unidentified pedophile looms in the background, inexplicably relating his own brief narratives. There are shocks and secrets aplenty buried in this intelligent story based on actual events, but it’s up to the reader to figure out where they are hidden before they crash-land with thoroughly unexpected explosions.

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The Devil’s Pit: Dark Paranormal Reverse Harem Prison Romance

The Devil’s Pit: Dark Supernatural Paranormal Prison Romance - ASIN B0896SJDRZ

A Vampire, a Shifter, and an Elemental walk into a bar…

Okay, I’m kidding. This isn’t the set up for some bad joke. This is the set up for my life in a world that has gone mad.

After my parents were murdered in cold blood, I took to the streets alone. I hid in fear of my life, keeping my head down and harnessing my powers. That only worked for so long. Eventually, I was caught and brought to the worst place on Earth…The Devil’s Pit.

It’s a supernatural prison camp with one purpose – to take advantage of and experiment on those gifted with supernatural abilities. Prisoners are nothing more than fleshy guinea pigs that are victims of assault, inhumane testing, psychological abuse, and eventually… execution.

If I’m going to survive this genocide, I’ll need help…And that’s where the Vampire, Shifter, and Elemental come in.

Zane, Gray, and Elliot are 3 bad and ruggedly handsome supernatural beings. They unlock something within me that I’ve never felt before and our bond is only growing stronger. With all four of us together, I think we have a fighting chance at surviving…

My name is Raven, and this is my story.

(LOCK DOWN ?: This 100,000 word supernatural prison reverse harem romance contains sizzling hot scenes, a 5-star story line, an HEA ending, and a stronger-than-life female protagonist.) 

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