Thread of Souls

Thread of Souls is a sprawling eight-book epic fantasy series based off a TTRPG campaign. These stories weave a world of deep history, cultures, and lore with a fascinating pantheon of good and evil gods. Adventure across the vast world of Corventos while diving right into the heart and soul of a diverse and colorful cast of characters whose passions, strengths, and failures drive the story. In the first installment of this thrilling series aspiring Paladin Zok hopes the sleepy coastal village he traveled to will be his new home. A place to become a full-fledged Paladin of his dragon god away from large cities where his Half-Elven heritage is shameful. But his world is rocked when the temple High Priest, his beloved mentor, is murdered. Now Zok finds he can’t trust anyone in a place that once felt like a safe refuge. Seeking answers within the catacombs beneath the temple, a dark plot reveals itself. Zok teams up with old and new friends on a journey for answers and for justice. He discovers that if he is ever to become a Paladin, he will have to rise to a challenge that takes him further from home than he’s ever been, and against the most dangerous enemies he’s ever faced. Thread of Souls is a must-read fantasy epic that blends swords and sorcery, dragons and mythical creatures, and fully realized locations that take your breath away. From the desert wastelands of the Expanse, down the twisting caverns of the Deep Hollows, through the beautiful streets of the Elven capital city, and all the way to the icy tundra home of the Citadel. The books in Thread of Souls’ “Spider Octology” currently include: Book 1 – Phantom Five Book 2 – Ash & Thunder Book 3 – Path of the Spiders Book 4 – Asunder – set to be released December 2022 And more to come!

Meet Scott and Ashley Roepel

Scott and Ashley are a husband and wife team of co-authors, fantasy lovers, avid travelers, and video game narrative designers!

Fair Wind

Lored and his companions are on a rescue mission but first they have to endure a sea voyage. “I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. It’s a beautifully written story and I find all of the characters interesting. The descriptions, particularly of the sea voyage, were fabulous. I can feel myself being present in the places described. There are lots of hints of problems to come and foreshadowing which all adds to a sense of mystery.” E Baxter Lored and Otta are struck down with seasickness. Tari finds herself nursing a man she fears and a woman she hates. And Erl has worries of his own… Can the companions conceal Otta’s kaerling heritage when they land on the Isle of Kiros? And, how will Lored find the herb woman who has the remedy he and Otta will need when they set sail again in pursuit of the kaerlings? Thwarted at every turn, Lored finds himself agreeing to help the Kirridians without even knowing what needs to be done. Everything seems to be against the companions; how will they overcome the obstacles in their path? Fair Wind follows the travels of Lored, Tari, Otta and Erl as they seek to rescue two people who have been abducted by the evil kaerlings. This is the eighth volume in the epic fantasy saga that is 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.

Portrait of a King

Read the first entry, a prequel novella, in a new epic fantasy series! Lyara spends her days painting and publishing seditious periodicals, all while dreaming of the chance to do more. After she falls for a royal soldier, she suspects she’s found that chance. The crown belongs on his head. And maybe she can transfer that dream from her canvas to reality—after all, it takes an artist’s touch to paint the portrait of a king.

Meet L.A. Buck

A goat farmer, engineering graduate, first degree black belt, and medical school student, the one thing Lauren Buck always knew she wanted to be was an author. The first stories she ever wrote were about super heroes. But, raised on a steady diet of Lewis and Tolkien, it was only a matter of time before she set her sights on epic fantasy.

Bride of the Crimson Queen

Kami, a novice fire sorceress, never wanted to fight. She already lost her mother, the great fire sorceress Arkemi, to the forces of darkness. While the world sees a fallen hero, Kami is riddled with regret and bitterness—struggling to understand what she died for.
Although heroes may persevere, darkness never truly fades; it merely waits for a chance to return. The Crimson Queen, a powerful vampire that once laid claim to Kami’s town, Fortuna, is back. Struck with fear, the townspeople prepare to evacuate. Alice, Kami’s best friend and vampire hunter, urges her to follow suit. She warns her that the Queen’s power is too great for them to challenge on their own. The Crimson Queen’s formidable power is also augmented by the legions of minions who assist her in her dirty business. Kami refuses, unable to leave her home—the last remaining link she has to her late mother.
But danger travels fast. Alice is bitten by one of the Queen’s vampire minions. Unless that vampire is destroyed within seven days, Alice will become their mindless servant. Unwilling to lose someone else she loves, Kami decides to join a group of hunters hired by the town’s Mayor to eradicate the Queen for good.
These minions have powers Kami’s never seen before and the skills to match it. Will her unwavering determination and raw strength be enough to save her friend and town in the process? She may have less than seven days to find out.


Meet Keri Moore

Keri Moore is the author of “The Fox Demon’s Kiss.” She works for the city by day and writes novels during her spare time. She received a bachelor’s degree in English Language and Literature from Smith College and a master’s degree in International Affairs and Global Justice from Brooklyn College. She was born and raised in Brooklyn where she currently calls home. When she’s not writing, she can be found curled up in bed reading a book, cooking, taking walks through Prospect Park, watching Japanese animation, reading a manga, or taking a much needed catnap.

The Banner of the Broken Orc

When the Dark Lord rises blood will flow! Prince of men, lord of light, and champion of the weak, Jacob’s immense physical strength is matched only by his great kindness. Until an animal rage awakens, and he is born anew. Reborn like a warrior of old. A hero with skill unparalleled and a god-given power. He surrounds himself with loyal warriors, violent men with scarred faces and bloodied swords. When his true love is held prisoner by his sadistic uncle, nothing will stop his vengeance. He wades through the blood of friend and foe alike. He will murder men. He will slay orcs, goblins, and monsters far more horrific. But at the end, will he have the strength of heart to resist? Or will his actions bind him to the Darkness? Tired of the same old fantasy books, full of romance and people fighting evil with no one actually getting hurt? Want something gritty, where the bad guys do horrid things, and the good guys aren’t much better? Aiden L Turner brings Fast-paced, brutal battle scenes, and a rich plot with defined world building. Guts, gore, and glory!

Meet Aiden L Turner

My name is Aiden, and I am the author of ‘Banner of the Broken Orc.’ A Dark Epic Fantasy Adventure, set in a world of medieval age technology, Orcs, Elves, Ogres, Goblins and a whole bunch of evil monsters. I grew up on a council estate in Birmingham and never really settled into the school environment. I misbehaved, skipped class, and just generally found trouble wherever I could. At fifteen I left school before sitting any exams and started working in whichever job I could find. I worked in construction, warehouses and factories. I fell in with the wrong crowds and left home at the same age I left school. I always enjoyed reading, but when I was handed a copy of The Magician by Raymond E Feist, I was instantly hooked on how fantasy novels can capture and immerse the reader in a completely fictitious world. At around the age of twenty I started working on a steadier basis, mainly on the production line of automotive plants. I was bored. I mean mind-numbing tedium all day every day. I developed ideas, characters and worlds of my own, mainly to help pass the time. I moved to the Netherlands in 2017 where I met my wife. With her support and encouragement, I finally finished my first novel and published on 08-11-2020. I still live in the Netherlands and I still work on the production line of a factory where I spend my time thinking of my next book and submersing myself in the characters.

The Throne of Ice & Ash (The Runewar Saga, Book 1)

They stole their home. Their family. Their world. Now the Mad Jarl’s heirs seek to defend their throne against awakening legends and rising war… “The best in classic epic fantasy.” – Marie, Amazon reviewer. Read the Amazon bestselling saga today!

Meet J.D.L. Rosell

J.D.L. Rosell is the internationally bestselling author of Legend of Tal, Ranger of the Titan Wilds, The Runewar Saga, The Famine Cycle, and Godslayer Rising. He has earned an MA in creative writing and has previously written as a ghostwriter. Always drawn to the outdoors, he ventures out into nature whenever he can to indulge in his hobbies of hiking and photography. Most of the time, he can be found curled up with a delightful book at home with his wife and two cats, Zelda and Abenthy.

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.

The Cave of the Six Arrows

FINALIST, 2021 AMERICAN FICTION AWARDS When 15-year-old Rhynt, a disabled but fierce girl with magic skills, decides to run away from a powerful, demanding monk, the last thing she expects is to be taken under the wing of a legendary warrior. There’s just one problem. The warrior, Calax Halfhand, is being pursued by assassins. Worse, he’s now on a mission to find the man behind the assassins. What neither realizes as they begin their flight and their quest is that forces are already at work to bring them both to a mysterious gathering that will change their lives forever—or end them on the spot. To survive, they must fight through an unforgiving world of assassins, ancient myth, and forgotten gods to a mythical land where their fates await.

Meet Len Boswell

Len Boswell is the author of nine books, including the award-winning Simon Grave Mysteries and additional works of fiction and nonfiction. He lives in the mountains of West Virginia with his wife, Ruth, and their two dogs, Shadow and Cinder.

Knights of the Alliance

Ten years have passed and he has forgotten her. But Mirari would still do anything to save her childhood friend from the executioner’s sword.

Meanwhile, Fangbane has spent his life trying to end centuries of social and political hostility. As his fame spreads, brave Knights rally to his cause.

But to truly succeed, Fangbane must have two others: Gaven, the headstrong warrior he helped put on death row, and Mirari, a simple merchant with a past as secretive as her formidable magical ability. Their aid could be the difference between success and failure.

Can Gaven put aside his apathy to fully commit to the alliance?

Will Mirari become a worthy fighter and subdue her desire for revenge?

With the threat of a growing movement of underground vigilantes bent on tipping the system, the Knights must act quickly.

Time is running out to rid the world of evil.

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“The story picks up and scatters mysteries like breadcrumbsand I was really interested in following this trail to the end of the story and beyond.” -Reedsy Review

Actually original. No cliches or love triangles. Just a good fantasy read.” -Goodreads Review

“A really interesting and engaging read. This book is full ofwonderful world-building and the characters are all so different.” -Goodreads Review

If you thrive on quality action, humor, and political intrigue, then you’ll love this Young Adult / New Adult series. Leigh Bardugo meets Final Fantasy in this one-of-a-kind, modern-medieval world.

Immerse in this epic heroic tale today!


Meet Stefanie Chu

Stefanie is often seen swooning over birds, applying lemon on everything, and torturing herself with bad films. She took advantage of her MBA studies to live in Asia and Europe, and can currently be spotted in her hometown in Northern California.

The Elements of the Crown

She wasn’t supposed to become so powerful.
She wasn’t even supposed to survive.

In an empire divided into three rings, Talise is from the lowliest and most dangerous outer ring. To escape that life, she just has to do three things.

1) Attend an elite academy for manipulating the elements of water, air, earth, and fire.
2) Become the most powerful student in her year.
3) Prove her magic is the best in a competition in front of the emperor himself.

Everything goes according to plan until a handsome and rich young man shows up with just as much skill as her.

She has to win. She has to hate him.

But when the competition falls apart, the emperor forces them to work together instead. Their growing attraction only distracts them from dark truths that the empire has hidden for too long.

Secrets lurk in every shadow of the palace, hiding a conflict that sits on the brink of war. But Talise has secrets of her own. Secrets that could destroy her.

A war is coming. Talise can only hope she’s powerful enough to meet it.

If you like fierce females, enemies to lovers romance, royal intrigue, and shocking plot twists, you’ll love this complete epic fantasy series.

This book has exclusive content including a map of Kamdaria, character illustrations of Talise and Aaden, instructions to the game: Forces of Kamdaria, excerpt from the companion short story: Winds of Flame)

This series was originally published as short novellas. This book includes novellas 1-4 of The Elements of Kamdaria: Ice Crown, Wind Crown, Dust Crown, and Flame Crown. Don’t miss the other books in this breathtaking fantasy series!

#1: The Elements of the Crown
#2: The Elements of the Gate
#3: The Elements of the Storm

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Meet Kay L. Moody

Kay L. Moody is proud to be a young adult fantasy author. Her books feature exciting plots with a few magical elements. They have lots of adventure, compelling characters, and sweet romantic sub-plots. She believes that no matter how difficult life gets, a happy ending is never permanently out of reach.