Hidden in Blood & Shadows

The Erinyes came from the Godblood that spilled from the sky in the Endless War. They were born of blood and darkness and knew only fury…Or so the humans say. The gods are long gone, but their cursed children still walk the earth. Harper had never felt like she belonged anywhere. She was an outsider among her own kind and hated by the humans. Now, someone was killing Erinyes and leaving behind strange ritualistic markings. If Harper ever hoped to follow in her father’s footsteps, she needed to figure out who was doing the killing and why. She wasn’t the only one investigating the murders. Gage was looking for justice, or vengeance. He wasn’t sure he knew the difference anymore. Someone was targeting his family, and if he couldn’t let go of his anger, he would lose even more than he already had. Together, they were caught in a mystery that had been hidden for a long time. How exactly did the Endless War end? Some secrets were better left forgotten, as they may not survive the answers they find. An urban fantasy series about the family we choose, the secrets we keep, and how far we would go to protect them both.

Meet K. D. Edley

K. D. Edley is an Australian author who recently found a story she wrote when she was six. It involved a prince and princess who lived in a castle that collapsed, and they were never seen again. Apparently she has always preferred stories a little bit on the darker side. She also enjoys drinking tea, reading and daydreaming.

Wanderlust: Ballads of a Bard’s Journey

Discover a world of adventure and wisdom in “Wanderlust” This unique collection features original artwork accompanying each poem, bringing the words of the bard to life. Follow the bard on their journeys through a fantasy world filled with mythical creatures, legendary heroes, and ancient wisdom. Each poem is a tale of adventure and the lessons learned along the way. Perfect for fans of fantasy poetry and mythology.

Meet Adam Gooch

Adam Gooch is a skilled blacksmith by day and a creative force by night. In his free time, he indulges in his passions for poetry and gaming. As a fantasy genre enthusiast, he can often be found lost in the pages of mystical adventure novels or watching anime. With a strong appreciation for both the physical and imaginative worlds, Gooch brings a unique perspective to his craft.

Islanders: The Pacific Chronicles

“I loved the combination of history, lore, education, entertainment…and I absolutely loved Eleu and Molawa.” -Tara Lewis, former Director, Disney Publishing Worldwide
“Islanders comes steeped in Hawaiian culture, mythology, and legends.” -D. Donovan, Senior Reviewer for Midwest Book Review
“Enormously entertaining, [the] tale deeply respects the myths that have inspired it.” -Reviewed by Vincent Dublado for Readers’ Favorite
“Islanders is clearly a product of love… love of nature, love of Hawaii, and love of good storytelling.” -Reviewed by Jake Vander Ark, author of Put the Cat In the Oven Before You Describe the Kitchen: A Concise, No-Bull Guide To Writing Fiction

When eleven-year-old Kilikina and her brother, fourteen-year-old Kaimana, are unknowingly given access to a hidden and legendary world in their native O’ahu in the Hawaiian islands, they are also gifted with an unexpected set of magical abilities. Soon, they find themselves on an adventure, one in which they experience the interconnectedness of the world around them and begin to learn firsthand about the islands’ vast history and traditions.

Guided by a quirky and silly duo from a mythical race of tiny people, the siblings soon learn they have been chosen to help protect their island and way of life from a great evil. Are they up to the challenge?


Meet James Eldridge

Children’s book author James Eldridge and his illustrator brother Richard Eldridge were raised in Hawaii and were inspired to bring the beauty and mythology of their homeland to young readers with their middle-grade fantasy novel, Islanders, the first installment in The Pacific Chronicles series. James is married to the lovely, real-life Kilikina and together they have four children. Richard is married to his childhood friend, and together they have their own island girl.

After a near-fatal experience with COVID in 2021, including forty-five days on a ventilator in the ICU, multiple blood transfusions, being in an induced coma and having several live-saving surgeries, James’s road to recovery was both mentally and physically challenging. He and his brother worked together to bring this story to life, using their home as a background, as a way to focus on something creative and inspiring to help James put the nightmare of COVID behind him.

James and Richard explain that there is a fascinating concept of duality in the animal world in Hawaii: there are native species and invasive species, yet many people (especially visitors) cannot tell the difference. For their series, they enjoy using the idea that these species are secretly at war with each other for control of the island and nearly no humans are aware of it except for a chosen few.

The brothers hope their young readers come away from their stories having tasted a small part of the beautiful Hawaiian language, the soft strength and humor of its culture, a respect for its history, and a desire to visit. James now lives in Bentonville, Arkansas, while Richard lives in Honolulu, Hawaii. Islanders, book one in The Pacific Chronicles series, is their debut novel.

The Tome of Syyx

Ancient evils stir. Deals must be brokered. But who can be trusted? On the fringes of civilization, the town of Sanctuary embarks on a mission to legitimize its existence and that of its half-breed inhabitants. Tasked with helping secure the future of the town, four young adventurers soon discover that armies of orcs and hobgoblins are far from the only threats to peace on the frontier. Dragons are rumored to once again fly, and an imprisoned god returns to plague the world. What hopes do they have in the face of such foes? Unlikely alliances must be forged and rivalries put aside. But not all friends are what they seem …

Meet Stavros Saristavros

Stavros Saristavros is a Greek-Australian world-building extraordinaire who creates elaborate fantasy realms based on his vast experience as a Dungeons and Dragons Dungeon Master. When he’s not enthralling his readers and D&D party members with his twisting plots and surprising character development, he shares free role-playing game (RPG) battle maps and resources on his website for tabletop gamers. As an avid MMA fan, he trains extensively in boxing, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and is a Black Belt in karate – all of which helps him write realistic fight sequences in his action-packed novels. Don’t miss The Tome of Syyx, the first novel in The Fateful Force series today!

Larkspur Academy: Complete Series

Larkspur Academy is a five book young adult paranormal mystery series featuring a smart teen heroine, powerful friendships, and sweet romance along with magical secrets. This bundle includes all five books, which must be read in order as each installment moves the story forward. Join Mina and her new friends as they discover the life-altering secrets hidden within the walls of Larkspur Academy. 1. Mirror: Mina must adjust to her new life at Larkspur Academy, but her mean cousin and frightening secrets make her wish she was back home. 2. Illusion: Sweet, popular Gavin comes to Mina’s rescue, but she wants to save herself. Can she deal with the knowledge she must save everyone? 3. Spiral: Mina no longer knows who to trust after a shocking revelation and a devastating confession. Which secret, she wonders, will be the one to cause her downfall? 4. Mirage: The summer semester class trip promises adventure as well as an escape from Larkspur’s walls, but the dangers of Moon Lake prove all too real. 5. Glow: Will Mina’s time at Larkspur Academy end in triumph or tragedy?

Meet Molly Lavenza

I love my home state of Ohio, where I live with my family and attend Kent State University. I couldn’t live without my cats, potato chips, and my boyfriend, whose dark curly hair and obsession with Converse sneakers was the inspiration for The Changeling Covenant hero, Declan.

Virgil Team

Free ebook Jan 1 – 3 2023, All reviews are greatly appreciated! Kia Santor is desperately trying to do what her mother wanted, to stay hidden and safe. That means that she has to hide her extraordinary abilities to heal and connect to others telepathically. But when she breaks her vow to keep her abilities a secret to save a man’s life, she finds herself thrust into the shadowy world that surrounds the new military organization called Black Branch. She must now help herself and her new team uncover what hunts her and seeks revenge against them. Kale Reyes wasn’t prepared for a woman to be brought onto his elite special operations team. After losing his sister and a team member in the incident years ago he had harden his heart and operated like a true operator; unthinking and unfeeling. Until Kia came to the team and turned what they thought they knew about the world upside down. Now he has to not only protect the single person in the world that could make him feel again, but he has to do so while facing an old enemy that has him and Kia in its sites.

Meet Bonnie Blevins

Your reviews are important and valuable! Born and raised in a small Virginia town Bonnie’s aspirations were to serve her country. At seventeen she joined the US Army as a Military Police officer. After suffering from a hip injury she had to end her service earlier than planned but found new goals. Bonnie then collected the short stories that she wrote throughout her military career and created her first novel: Virgil Team. Now she is pursuing what she enjoys as a writer and photographer

Doomsday for the Disco Goblin

When an unexpected school trip takes an unscheduled detour, Angelica finds herself in a hidden world buried deep beneath the streets of London. Here she will face terrifying dangers and encounter many bizarre and nightmarish creatures. However, none could be stranger than Plopbottle, a tiny goblin who dreams about escaping to the surface whilst enjoying his secret collection of topsider dance movies and disco memorabilia.

With her unlikely ally, Angelica will have to take on a ruthless Underkingdom boss and try to stop a colossal machine, which threatens to engulf the world in a planet-wide conflict. But will she ever get used to her little friend’s taste in music?

DOOMSDAY FOR THE DISCO GOBLIN: Get ready for . . . FANTASY . . . ADVENTURE . . . and . . . DAZZLING-WHITE SUITS with HANG-GLIDER LAPELS!


Meet Jonathan Culverhouse

Hi, I live in rural Wiltshire, not far from Stonehenge. During the pandemic I reworked an earlier version of Doomsday for the Disco Goblin and then published it along with two further books in the Underkingdom series.
As well as writing, I also enjoy knitting and knitting design. I have recently uploaded a free Disco Goblin pattern on the Ravelry website to go with book one. Further fun free patterns are planned.

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.

Sabrina and The Lady

Sabrina was just trying to bring coffee to her best friend. She didn’t think she’d discover magic was real. But there she was, dripping in spilled latte, watching a woman she’d known for years somehow use vines and dirt to create a protective wall around them, blocking the advances of three magical beings. The same beings who were calling her BFF their sister and saying her name was Nin, not Nina. Even more surprising, they were throwing around the title “Princess.”

Sabrina’s in shock. Nin has to confront family expectations and her abusive ex-turned-tyrant. And both must rely on their strength, loyalty, and, oddly enough, all that academic knowledge of John Milton Sabrina has floating around in her head. If the pair can’t get it together, these two friends, and the rest of Fae, may be doomed.

Find out what happens when you mix Milton with fantasy, magic, and a little Kentucky sass.


A Leap into Darkness

Magic stirs and a little dog speaks: the kingdom will fall. But will humans listen?

Jake is a fluffy little dog who just happens to be one of the Sculptor’s “wise ones” . . . but nobody’s told him. He’s certain he’s ordinary, and he knows he doesn’t deserve living in a rags to riches fairy tale where he’s been rescued from his hardscrabble life by the King of Gorseland and pampered and loved by his two royal children, Janice and James.

But the good life is threatened with the arrival of the sorcerer, Beezeldorn, and his raven. Beezeldorn is a seeming charlatan: a crowd-pleaser with his sleight-of-hand and cheap spectacle. But his power from dark magic runs deep, on display in town when he heals a leper.

The queen senses the danger and pays for her instincts with her life.

Jake knows something is wrong, but what can he do? Beezeldorn is always one step ahead, moving into the castle, earning the king’s confidence, and befriending James. Even Janice is drawn to him.

Now it’s up to Jake to protect his family . . . before it’s too late . . . for the king . . . and his kingdom.

A Leap into Darkness is an unforgettable, epic fantasy that will capture the hearts and imaginations of middle grade readers, teens, young adults, and adults alike, encouraging them to embrace hope and leap into life.

The book is perfect for fans of C.S. Lewis’s The Chronicles of Narnia and S.D. Smith’s The Green Ember and those who love uplifting fantasy and adventure stories that celebrate courage, honor, virtue, loyalty, sacrifice, friendship, and family. Still on the fence? Well, then consider this: dogs, cats, horses, hedgehogs, house sparrows, tortoises, squirrels…a veritable parade of talking beasts…and they all have something to say. Don’t miss a word…buy the book today!

Based on the same-named award-winning screenplay, a recipient of several script competition accolades:
—Two-time Coverfly Redlist Fantasy Feature Top 20
—Semifinalist, StoryPros 14th Annual Awards Screenplay Contest (2021)
—Quarterfinalist, Stage 32 – New Voices in Animation Screenwriting Contest (2021)
—Quarterfinalist, ScreenCraft Sci-Fi & Fantasy Screenwriting Competition (2021)
—Quarterfinalist, Emerging Screenwriters – Genre Screenplay Competition (2020)
—Top 100 (Feature or TV Pilot), Table Read My Screenplay Genre Screenplay Competition (2021)
—Quarterfinalist, Creative Screenwriting Animation Screenplay Competition (2021)


Meet Ray Petrolino

Ray Petrolino lives in North Carolina with his wife and family and their dog Jake (not just any dog, but a talking bichon with an unfulfilled set of demands). When Ray is not writing, he’s listening to his dog (and sometimes his wife); or he can be found working on film sets, playing drums at his house, or playing drums at someone else’s house.