Lock Down

My superpower? I can’t die. You can imagine how much it hurts when they test that out… Phoebe Atkinson has always felt different, but in the typical angsty way most teenagers do. She had no idea just how different until that fateful day she died—and then came back to life. It appears that sort of thing is frowned upon because Phoebe awakens to find herself locked up in Leavenworth, a notorious prison that now holds teens with supernatural abilities. Behind bars, some are welcoming and others are… not. One group in particular seems determined to make the lives of Phoebe and her new friends as miserable as possible. Although Phoebe’s life before being imprisoned was far from perfect, she wants it back. And she will… if they don’t find a way to kill her first. Regardless, she’s no longer going to stand by and be the rule-follower she’s always been. Look where that got her.

Meet Aella Black

Aella Black is the new pen name for an author who may possibly have multiple personalities based on her predilection for a plethora of pseudonyms. She might also like alliteration but works very hard to limit it to her everyday conversations. She loves dogs–who doesn’t love dogs?–and wants to save the world one rescue at a time. When she’s not world-saving, Aella feeds her other obsession: books. Writing them, reading them, smelling their musty old pages or brand new out-of-the-box pages. She happens to love the electronic pages too, since a whole host of stories can be transported easily wherever she goes. Aella hopes you’ll want to take her stories with you wherever YOU go!

Wall of Fire (Bargain Read)

“A riveting tale of resistance, romance, and betrayal, […] a blistering rollercoaster ride from start to finish.” – Readers’ Favorite® Review

The final safe haven. A test of belonging. Deception of epic proportions.

Sheltered inside a dome city, Emery believes she’s safe from the worst danger imaginable: a ravaging pandemic. But when her beloved brother falls victim to a strange and deadly disease, she risks everything to save him, illegally crossing the Wall of Fire that divides their city in search of the medicine that will save his life. When her plan goes awry, she becomes an unwilling participant in a gauntlet of trials she must pass or be exiled forever.

While fighting for her life, she unexpectedly meets up with Eason, the guy she’s secretly loved forever and never dreamed she’d ever see again. Suddenly, everything she thought she knew is thrown into question, and trusting the wrong person could mean the difference between life and death—not only for Emery and her brother, but for everyone she’s ever known.

Could the one thing that was meant to protect her actually be her biggest threat?

For fans of the Hunger Games, Divergent, andDelirium series comes a gripping, fast-paced story of deception, intrigue, hope, and enduring loveWall of Fire is the first book in the young adult, post-apocalyptic, dystopian Wall of Fire Series.


Meet Melanie Tays

Melanie Tays is an author of young adult, speculative fiction. She loves stories with twists you don’t see coming, intriguing questions, and satisfying answers. She spends her days imagining how the world could be different and then takes readers along for a surprising and exciting ride.
Melanie lives in Arizona with her husband, Chris, and two brilliant daughters who keep life interesting.

The Black Heart of the Station

Delinquent or Prophet? Whichever one teenager Josh Driscoll is, he may be the Station’s only hope for survival. The Station is a city buried deep beneath the surface of a frozen, lifeless earth, its origins lost in the mists of time. Josh’s frequent rule-breaking exploits are focused on a single question – how did we get here? But Josh goes too far when he steals a space-suit and escapes to the surface to explore. As punishment, the governing Council, of which his father is a member,forcibly enrolls him as a novice monk at Saint Carmine’s, the Station’s resident monastery. At first desperate to escape, Josh finds himself drawn into the monastery’s ancient texts. Deciphering an encrypted journal hidden for centuries, Josh learns that the Black Heart, a computer complex sealed off after an ancient asteroid strike, may hold the answers he’s been seeking, and may be all that can save the city from certain annihilation. When the deranged head of the Council is determined to demolish the Black Heart and doom them all, Josh leads a desperate battle to stop him. But can Josh and his tiny band of followers prevail in time to avert catastrophe?

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 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 2022. 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.

Age of Madness Collection: Three Complete Series

Two hundred years ago the earth was destroyed by the World’s Worst Day Ever and civilization has fallen.

Life on Earth will never be the same.

Who will guide them through this period of madness into a new world that unfolds after apocalypses?

Three heroines rise to rebel, fight for justice and defend the helpless to secure humanity’s future as they head into a journey to the Age of Magic.

In this collection, get three complete series set in the Age of Madness, part of the massive Kurtherian Gambit Universe, and join these heroines on their adventures!

Birth of Magic Series:

In the brief pause between apocalypses, one woman standing for honor, courage, and commitment will bring the UnknownWorld back from the brink.

WWDE+210 – Earth is silent.

Sarah Jennifer Walton had turned her back on humanity after losing everything.

Now she’s their only hope.

Civilization has fallen in all but a few places as the Madness ravages Europe and Asia. America is the last holdout against the corruption causing nanocytes to malfunction.

Bethany Anne is far away fighting for the survival of the entire universe, unaware that her technology has turned on humanity.

Earth needs a protector from Bethany Anne’s line, and the Kurtherian Lilith has found her champion.

Sarah Jennifer might not be Bethany Anne’s last blood descendant on Earth, but she’s the only one with the ability to unite Salem’s Weres and magic users and shape them into a force capable of facing the Madness head on.

Live Free or Die Series:

Ryder has been held against her will for twenty years … Now it’s time for some payback!

Two hundred years ago the earth was destroyed by the World’s Worst Day Ever. Keeping his head down for the last few centuries, a mutated vampire has taken advantage of the new post-apocalyptic normal.

Now, Ryder is provided an opportunity to escape his tyrannical rule… But she won’t stand for simply disappearing, it’s time for justice.

Taking one mutated vampire down should be no problem, right?

Wrong!

Throw in a newly developed herd of zombies, and Ryder is facing a full recipe for disaster.

Get ready to enjoy the ride!

The Caitlin Chronicles:

The Governor she trusted to protect her wants her dead. The target she was sent to capture wants to help her live.

When Caitlin finally gets the chance to join her brother on a mission outside of the walls of the town she has been trapped inside all of her life, her entire reality is shaken.

Enemies appear in the strangest of places. The zombie-like ‘Mad’ roam the forests. Vampires and Werewolves from the fairy tales of her childhood become reality as Caitlin is forced to discover the truth of the Age of Madness and begin the fight for justice.

Can Caitlin lead the charge on freedom, and start the revolution that will change her world?

Set within the wonder of the Kurtherian Gambit Universe, discover the chaos and insanity of the Age of Madness—a time when the world turned on its head, and nothing is as it appears…

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NOTE: This boxed set contains cursing. Perhaps humorous cursing, but cursing nevertheless. If this offends you, we don’t suggest reading this book.

Dear District Collector

Anusiyaa is an 18 year old from Yavatmal village, India. An ordinary girl with extraordinary aspirations. She dreams of changing the lives of her people. Somewhere along this path of struggle she commits a mistake — a mistake that not only shatters her dreams but changes her destiny forever. Anusiyaa invites you to read her diary, to know about that blunder and her outcome.

Meet N.Lalit

After wrestling with myriad of jobs and experiencing several career landscapes N.Lalit finally settled in the world of media in the year 2003. It is here he got reintroduced to his childhood passion; writing, which incidentally has always been an integral part of his life.

The Circle King

Struggling to find the next book for your middle grade child? Or do you want a book that you and your child can read together that doesn’t make you worried about what kind of content will be on the next page? Look no further! The Circle King is a book that you will enjoy as much as your kid! Full of exciting twists and turns, The Circle King is sure to keep your child flipping page after page in this riveting read. Click to purchase now!

Meet Brooklyn Maelee

Brooklyn Maelee writes Christian fiction that applies Biblical truths to characters in an exciting and entertaining story. She hopes people can be entertained by her story while thinking deeply about the underlying message. Brooklyn published the first book of The Circle King series the year she graduated high school.

Mother Savant

2244. The all-female society of Arkite is on the brink of revolution. Supreme leader Elise Jackson has spent the last two years trying to repair her lover’s damaged body and mind, but the Savant Council has no interest in squandering the city’s resources for Elise’s personal gain. Only the return of the Mother Savant can hope to maintain order.

Meet A.L. Hawke

A.L. Hawke is the author of the internationally bestselling Hawthorne University Witch series. The author lives in Southern California torching the midnight candle over lovers against a backdrop of machines, nymphs, magic, spice and mayhem. A.L. Hawke writes fantasy and romance spanning four thousand years, from pre-civilization to contemporary and beyond.

The Shade of Night (The Fantasy Zombie Apocalypse Trilogy Book 1)

Could the darkness be coming back and is the old magic still alive? Ellen Knight wants to get over the loss of her ex-girlfriend and seeks comfort in the Gods. She prays to them for strength and they give her the biggest challenge of her liftetime. In the city of Selan, a mysterious disease is spreading, and the military has locked people into their apartments. After Ellen and her neighbor Greg find out people are turning into zombies, they flee for their lives to the mysterious north. The place where the only thing colder than the climate is the people. Ellen enters a new world in the old nation and soon she realizes the stories she has been told as a young girl might actually be real. The Gods have never really been on her side and now she starts to learn why. The Shade of Night is a fast-paced novel with magic, zombies, addiction and a touch of LGBTQ romance. This is the first book in The Fantasy Zombie Apocalypse Trilogy.

Meet Aster Marsh

Aster Marsh is a queer speculative fiction author who loves to write stories about complex themes and characters.

Katy’s Loss; A Jerry Springer Show Parody 2084

Welcome to the dystopian future of mass entertainment in 2084, where the Jerry Springer Show is the inspiration for a counselling show with a difference: Counselor and Client competing to win, against each other. Katy was fine with crocheting and needlepoint, but her past involved stitching of human parts. Katy is a sassy big bold black woman struggling with weight all her life, from size 6 to size 18, and this new TV show, “What’s your Problem?” promises a solution to anyone’s problems in 60 mins of counselling to ‘guess the secret of your past’. If she wins, she gets her dream aquarium bathtub. If she loses, ‘the forfeit is designed for maximum personal humiliation’. Enter Captain Stanislav Boglosovic from stage-left, a thin elderly former ‘translator’ wanted for war crimes, struggling in retirement in Brazil. If he wins, he gets his pension; If he loses, he calculates Prison, but he’s never lost; whatever it takes to win, there are no limits. But who will win? And is the prize worth the effort for one, and the forfeit for the other? Let the tournament commence, and all our hopes and fears begin.

Meet Maxwell Winshire

I was inspired to write the dystopian future ‘What’s your problem?’ series by trying to imagine the horror of what ‘The Jerry Springer Show’ would be like in 2084?

Below the Wall

In a male-dominated world, a few friends try to escape, to find a safe place. A place where your body is yours, a place based on principals. A place where men and women are seen as equals. While most people on earth are suffering, their little community seems to be thriving. Everyone lives together in peace, or so they thought.

Meet L. Bird