Discoveries: Book 1 of The Magicium Series

In a post-apocalyptic future, humanity has been forced underground by Mythtakes, fantasy creatures created through the power of magicium. And when the Mythtakes rebelled, the secrets of manipulating magicium were lost. Carla is smothered in secrets. Logan obeys without thinking. Junior regrets every choice he makes. They all want one thing. All three are in a race to the broken city of Shanghai to recover a prized canister of the magical substance. Determined to brave the Open, each will discover about the lost science of magic on their quest – and will risk being torn apart by their mistakes, past and present. If you don’t know you’re in a race, how do you know when you’ve won?

Meet T N Baldwin

T.N. Baldwin is an Australian author who dreamed of writing a novel when he was a tiny boy in primary school. As a tiny man, he made several unsuccessful attempts over the years. Then, one fateful day (October 14th, 2018) he woke with THE IDEA. He began writing that day. Four months later, he completed his first draft. Seventeen drafts later, he had the first novel ready for release. And The Magicium Series was born… An English/Drama teacher in his previous life, he has lived and taught on three continents. These experiences have broadened the horizons of the boy who grew up in western NSW and Queensland in Australia. Today he lives in NSW with his wife and children – along with two dogs he pretends not to like. In his spare time he plays football and cricket, directs plays and listens to hard rock music. His first three novels, Discoveries, Disruptions and Disciples were all released in 2020. The fourth novel in The Magicium Series, Disintegration, came out in mid-August, 2021.

Death of the Grinderfish

The air is lethal in Altenbyrne. There is no escaping the poisonous fog within the kingdom’s walls. The river is infested with deadly grinderfish, and creatures beyond the walls prey on those who venture out. Without a lifemask, no one can survive. While the wealthy get all the lifemasks they need, people like Tristin and his sister, Makenna, only get one. After Tristin’s disastrous attempt to steal a new mask for their dying mother, he and Makenna are forced to flee or face the king’s Angel of Justice. They cross the treacherous river to where a ragtag group of outlaws live. Though they’ll be safe there, Tristin dreams of a better life for all of them, and he’s going to steal more masks from the rich to get it. But stealing lifemasks is punishable by death, and Tristin can’t hide forever. The Angel is coming …

Meet Douglas R. Brown

Douglas R. Brown runs into burning buildings for a living. He began writing as a cathartic way of dealing with the day-to-day stresses of life as a firefighter/paramedic in Columbus, Ohio. Now he focuses his writing on fantasy and horror where he can draw from his lifelong love of the genres. He has been married since 1996 and has a son and a few dogs. He has had four books published to date. Douglas has given his work a new home under his own imprint of Epertase Publishing.

Black Wren

Altered in the womb by a mystical creature’s jealous rage. Sentenced at birth to spend all the days of her life as a slave to a sadistic commander. She sails aboard the most warring ship in Essolia. She is of no kingdom, of no parents, and of no proper name. Black Wren becomes a firsthand witness to the cruelty of the world. She will be the central pawn of Mother, the uncompromising god of Essolia. “The ending will leave your jaw on the floor and dying for the next book to be released. The deeper you delve into the story, the more the author descends into blending dark-fantasy with philosophy, ideology, existence, and the nature of good versus evil.

Meet David Huffman

David E. Huffman is an aspiring author. For the time being, he wishes to keep this page as if it were the quiet surface of the lake he lives by…tucked away in the hushed hills and hollows of West Virginia. Perhaps in the future, he will invite you to dive in to see what lies below.​

Rising Wind

Kal has trained to enforce the rules and maintain the peace in the Governance. The system he serves clamps down on anyone who steps out of line, particularly elementals. When Kal encounters a young boy whom he suspects might be an illegal earthborn, he can’t bring himself to report him. Despite his training and the advice of friends, he decides to help him onto what he believes is the right path. This choice lands him in more trouble than he bargained for, and he soon discovers that the veneer of the Governance is built upon an ugly and crumbling foundation.

Meet Mary Evans

Mary Evans is an avid reader and passionate writer based in Canada. She enjoys musing about difficult philosophical topics and creating complex worlds in her head. In her debut series Windwalker she explores themes of antiheroes seeking redemption, marginalized groups struggling against authoritarian governments, and the social impact of institutionalized discrimination in an alternative world fantasy setting.

Sons of Brutality


Los Angeles is a city under siege.

When Detective Addison Mowbray begins investigating the murders of two young women in the Hollywood Hills, he can’t imagine where the case will lead. He suspects the crimes were inspired by an occult fascination, due to some missing body parts and the inverted Christian cross branded on the victims’ breasts. But apart from Addison’s temperamental partner, Jed, the only other person keen on them pursuing that line of investigation is Lilly Coniglio, a medical examiner from the Coroner’s Department. The LAPD is already under immense public pressure due to all the bad press another killer – a vigilante – has brought to their door: it’s been over a year since the first organized-crime figure showed up full of holes, with a plastic police badge beside his body.

As Addison and Jed navigate a murky, disturbing occult landscape in search of answers, they uncover something even more terrifying than a killer hiding in the shadows: an organization so vile and powerful that it changes their lives forever. These two troubled detectives are all that stand between this organization and a spectacular season of carnage.

Set against a backdrop of urban bleakness and social inequality, ‘Sons of Brutality’ combines deeply flawed protagonists with human monsters, integrating strong dialogue, violent action and gripping suspense.

Meet Daniel Jeudy

Daniel is a musician who has toured throughout Australia and America with various bands. Founder of Xcel Business Solutions, he lives in the Blue Mountains. Daniel has written and collaborated on many different musical projects and travelled extensively. His passion for music, off-beat stories, and the written word ensure he is always busy.

His first novel, Sons of Brutality, draws heavily on the situations he encountered inside smoke-filled spaces around the world throughout the 1990s and the underbelly culture he experienced while on tour in America.


Esmerelda Midnight. Not her true name, but the one she must bear. She is 12, shy, overweight, ungainly. Her destiny is to be a servant to the wealthy Snows and Midwinters, the chief worshippers of Our Lady of the Snows, whose sacred mountain overlooks the bay. Her teacher, the cruel Sestren Agrippa, is her bane, and also the mistress of the orphanage where Esme lives–the crumbling, mouldering manor where Bloody Bones lives in the cellar, eating bad kids. It seems life will never get better… Then Esme meets an old man, Reynard the Fox. Mr Reynard turns out to be a wizard, one of the very last.

Meet J.P. Reedman

I am the author of medieval historical fiction an d various types of fantasy. Interests include the Wars of the Roses, ghosts, legends and folklore and travel.

Mart of Darkness: When More Is Not Enough

A darkly-comic, dystopian/sci-fi-/thriller mashup. You’ll never look at a superstore the same way again. Ever. “Laugh-out-loud funny and one of the most refreshing novels to come along in years.” – Detroit Free Press, 5-Star review The CEO of AllMart, the world’s largest chain of discount stores, has become unhinged and the feds send a team of ultra-deep special forces to stop him. This delightful novel takes you on a hallucinogenic carnival ride through the company’s flagship store that covers an ever-expanding swath of southern Ohio. Told through the horrified eyes of K, an office temp who has accidentally been recruited for his “special skills,” Mart of Darkness pits the team against feral live-in shoppers, morality-free executives, and quantum technology that threatens to collapse the global economy. K is in way over his head and can’t find a way out. Join him as he crosses the Videocean, passes through the Great Gates of Giardiniera, and gains a lasting appreciation for early Native American hunting practices. Chug an energy drink, don’t expect cell phone service inside, and climb on for the ride!

Meet Phil Granchi

Phil Granchi has spent most of his life avoiding novel writing. His many distractions have included collecting fossils in Antarctica, performing a completely improvised university lecture at comedy festivals around the world, working as a freelance graphic artist in direct marketing agencies and producing online educational games for a now-defunct dotcom startup. Phil is currently a practicing radiologist and is the president of Mother Lode Diagnostic Imaging, a small private practice radiology group where he fills roles ranging from IT to HR. He earned BS and MS degrees in Geology from Purdue University. He later returned to school, achieving an MD from West Virginia University School of Medicine. Living in rural northern California, he enjoys spending time in the wilderness with his wife and favorite travel companion, Melissa Granchi. You can find out more about Phil Granchi at Order the book at:

First Spark

The City which was once a sanctuary to protect its inhabitants from a ravaging pandemic has become a prison. With unique ties to one of the Council members, Eason alone has a chance to set everyone free. But the forces that seek to hold The City captive will not be easy to outsmart and overcome.

Meet Melanie Tays

Melanie Tays is an award-winning 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 that keep life interesting.

When Babel Floods

A vast man-made resort island offers permanent relief to a drought-stricken continent. As corporate interests clash with archeological concerns, dangerous forces threaten the future of the island — and the globe. As a legendary deity seems to awaken, mankind’s hopes rest in the hands of a journalist, a janitor, and a travel agent.

Meet Daniel Mainwaring

Thirty years ago I cut my teeth in writing fiction and enjoyed both sci-fi and historical fiction.A strange combination right? I agree. As time went on I found myself drawn away from fiction and spent many years working on factual matters related to travel and business. It kept me very busy and I enjoyed the research and the writing. But in recent years, I’ve slowed down on the steady work of “fact” and slowly returned to my first love: fiction.

I must confess that I have a certain devilish very dry sense of humor. This manifests itself in my books. I don’t strive to write comedy — far from it — but if you’re seeking something absolutely dry and heavy on science then you’re looking in the wrong place. If you’re looking for something with an actual scientific basis, careful research and just a dash of dry humor then I may be your man.

I’m interested in concepts but fundamentally I am far more interested in people. If a volcano erupts, that is interesting. But I’m more interested in how people react to it. I’m fortunate in that I have travelled the world and seen the proverbial good, bad and ugly. That is what drives my stories.