Hoarfrost to Roses

Hoarfrost to Roses is a mystery entangled with a touch of paranormal, history, and romance. Set in 1879, Adele is a young woman whose parents are murderers sentenced to hang. She is taken in by the charity of an aunt and uncle she barely knows in a society where she doesn’t belong, Grai Madison is on the verge of inheriting a fortune but is attacked, stabbed, and left for dead. His spirit, now detached, saves his life and takes him to the ruins of his deceased grandfathers’ estate – a property that borders Adele’s uncle’s home. When Adele stumbles upon Grai and his spirit, her curiosity, and compassion involve her in his healing, and in solving the mystery of his would-be killers.

Meet D.L. Gardner

D.L. Gardner is an award winning author, artist, filmmaker, and screenwriter with over 27 novels, novellas, and short stories to her credit. Writing and painting are her passions and fantasy her forte. “I believe a book should be memorable enough that it passes from one generation to the next.

Murder Under Redwood Moon

“I did like this thriller, and I loved the way you worked supernatural with a murder mystery, I haven’t quite seen it handled like this and I think you have all the right instincts for what goes where.” –Maddy D., Beta Reading and Editing, Star Reviewer on Fiverr

At the age of eight, Arista Kelly was frantically swept up by her parents and whisked off to an isolated town in the California redwoods. Two days later, her parents were gone.

Now at the age of twenty-three, she has settled quite nicely into an eclectic lifestyle, much like her great aunt, and guardian since childhood, Bethie. She enjoys the use of herbs and crystals to help her commune with the energy and nature around her and finds pleasure in the company of her beloved pet, Royal. Usually quite satisfied with her mundane life high in the Santa Cruz Mountains, life becomes unsettling when a new recurring vision of an ominous tattoo as well as increased activity from the ghostly presence within her own cottage invade her once-harmonious existence.

But life in this mountain sanctuary takes an even darker turn when the body of Arista’s former classmate is found in the nearby river. As other young women fall prey to a suspected serial killer, Arista realizes that the terror is coming to her.


Meet Sherri L Dodd

Raised in southeast Texas, Sherri grew up walking barefoot and catching crawdads as they swan the creek beds and had a love for all things free and natural. Her childhood also ran rampant with talk of ghosts, demons and back country folklore. This inspired her first short story for sale, about a poisonous flower that shot toxins onto children as they smelled it. Her classmate bought it for all the change in his pocket. A short while later, her mother packed the two of them up and headed to the central coast of California. She has ping-ponged throughout the area ever since. Her first real step into writing was the non-fiction fitness book, Mom Looks Great – The Fitness Program for Moms published in 2005, and its accompanying blog. Now, many years later, she transmutes the grief of her father’s passing in her easy-reading, debut novel–a Cozy, Paranormal, Murder Mystery with Magick Realism and a dash of Romance.

Witch Mirror

Bryce and I are trying to revive Alondra’s old metaphysical history class. We’re in college again, this time teaching. But It’s stressful under our former teacher’s shadow. Not only that, there’s a new demon-witch messing with my love life. So I’m going through that again. Well, at least this time I have Alondra’s magic to protect me. Actually, not only do I have her magic, her spirit is inside me, possessing me. But don’t worry, Alondra’s ghost is a positive force here to help Hawthorne. I mean…are you good, Alondra? A witch council is gathering at my house to reflect on ways to save us. They’re convinced Alondra is evil, but Alondra and I are unsure they know what they’re doing. Well, if I can’t hold things together—inside and outside of myself—I fear my plans of finishing graduate school at Hawthorne U. and starting a family are going to shatter.

Meet A.L. Hawke

A.L. Hawke is the author of the 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.

What They Choose

People die. So many illusions crumbled when death touched Eleanore Wright. She ran away from the ruins of one life toward the ruins of another. When she discovered that her husband and grandmother both died on the same day, maybe the same hour, a series of events were set in motion that would change her life forever. Nothing in the world was what it seemed. She didn’t believe in haunted houses or second chances. She ran to a place from her past and found a stranger there, with scars, a hammer in hand, and stains on his boots. Will she find peace within the house’s peeling paint, dusty rooms, and mysterious sounds? Maybe if the glowing eyes stay among the overgrown tombstones. Death has followed her, waited for her, and watched her from shadows and secret passages. Eleanore Wright soon discovered that she inherited more than just a house and a place to rest. But was she really sleeping?

Meet Cora Baker

Cora Baker was born in 1960 and she retired a year ago from her career as a computer programmer analyst. As a life long reader and lover of books, Cora has decided to try her hand at the craft of writing. Her love of genealogy, history, romance, and travel will serve her well in her creative efforts. She has started on the path to greater things with the help of an encouraging group of local writers. Cora is currently working on a novel and several short stories. She lives in Fredericksburg Virginia with her handsome husband, dog, and two cats.

Miss Knight and the Night in Lagos

Where African myth meets Victorian manners. The mission is simple: Travel to Lagos, save the Brownies, and don’t die in the process. Unfortunately for paranormal investigator Miss Beatrice Knight, her employer is a werewolf which means nothing is ever simple. Upon arrival, Miss Knight is insulted by the police, chased by a vampire, and visited by a talking chimp. Everything is going according to plan, just not her plan. At least they serve tea in the colonies, but will that be enough to survive the night? Miss Knight and the Night in Lagos is a prequel to the Society for Paranormals series, in which a paranormal detective refuses to let danger, death, and unsolicited suitors inconvenience her in colonial Kenya. Welcome to a cozy mystery series concerning Victorian etiquette, African mythology, and the search for a perfect spot of tea.

Meet Vered Ehsani

Vered Ehsani has been a writer since she could hold pen to paper, which is a lot longer than she cares to admit. She lives in Kenya with her family and various other animals. The monkeys in her backyard inspire Vered to create fun, upbeat adventures with a supernatural twist. She enjoys playing with quirky, witty characters who don’t quite fit the template for ‘normal’ despite their best efforts. She’s perfectly comfortable exploring the brighter side of human nature. Are you looking for a mind-refreshing dip into a charming, fanciful world? Then welcome. Sit down with a cup of tea and prepare to be reminded that life can be a delightful place.

The World of Adam Dunne

Adam Dunne is tormented. He has a secret locked inside of him and only he holds the key. Horrifying visions haunt him day and night. As Adam unravels the mystery surrounding his past, he discovers that the world around him isn’t what it seems.

Meet Tobor Eichmann

Crafting Worlds of Suspense, Science Fiction, and Controversy Tobor Eichmann was born in Pennsylvania and grew up in a middle-class suburb of Philadelphia and has lived in various places throughout the world. He is an author and self-proclaimed independent thinker. He writes fiction, non-fiction and general interest books. He has a passion for writing about social issues that relate to the inner workings of the human mind. He holds a Masters degree in IT. It was in Europe where Tobor began creating works of fiction and non-fiction in his spare time.

Crossroads

From Bestselling author, Chandler McGrew, a fantastic new tale about betrayal, suspense, horror, and the ultimate power of love.

Sheila Bright talks to the dead including the ghost of her mother who wants to move to California. Kira Graves produces money out of thin air and can transform people into monsters. The two of them, along with Shape Shifters, Pookas, Lost Boys and more all inhabit the Crossroads, where good and evil collide.When Kira’s family and everyone else in their carnival are murdered by unearthly creatures called Grigs, Kira and her constant companion, Jen, flee toward a half-mythical place of safety called Graves Island, but they fail to reach it when Kira is drawn through the looking glass into another world. The planet of the Creators is deteriorating from a land of dreamscapes into one of nightmares, and the only way to stop the Empty-Eyed Man from turning the entire universe into chaos is for Kira to destroy the tool he most desires. But what she must sacrifice to do so may be worth more to her than the prize.


Meet Chandler McGrew

Chandler McGrew abides in the mountains of Maine with his wife and two small very idiosyncratic dogs. For twenty years (all while continuing to write thrillers) he has lived a double life on the World of Arras. Now, after two decades, he announces that he will finally bring the journey to print.

Brian, His Granddad & the Cup of Ages

When eleven-year-old Brian Pankhurst has to stay with his grandparents, he’s not exactly enthusiastic. He barely knows them, after all, and they’re a little strange. They’re stranger than he realises, in fact. Very soon after he arrives at their ancient house, Brian starts to feel that something isn’t right. Why has someone sent his granddad a completely blank letter? Why don’t people who go in to the local bookshop ever seem to come out again? What does his granddad mean when he says Brian’s father wasn’t really an accountant? Then Brian wakes in the middle of the night and finds he’s going to have to adjust to three things very quickly: magic is real, monsters are real, and he and his family are in terrible danger…

Meet P.J. Taylor

P.J. Taylor was born in Kent in 1971. He was educated at Ramsden School for Boys, where he spent pretty much most of the time playing computer games, and watching movies. In 1994 he was diagnosed with Wegner’s Granulomatosis and became seriously ill. Five years later and after various treatments he successfully went into remission. Unfortunately, in 2004 he became seriously ill again and was diagnosed with an inoperable tumour caused by the same disease. It was whilst he was in hospital, receiving treatment, that he began working on his first novel ‘Brian, his Granddad & the Cup of Ages’. P.J. Taylor currently lives in Surrey where he spends most of his time still playing computer games, watching movies and writing children’s fantasy stories.

Paranormal Pest Control

A year ago, a series of earthquakes hit around the world. The damage and loss of life were devastating, and the world became weird but no more than in the quake zone known as Broken Brooklyn. Bugs became demonic, demons invaded, and people with psychic abilities grew stronger. Frank Carver and Hector Ramirez, two exterminators, and Jenny Blake, a woman who can talk to ghosts, have created a business to take out these new pests. And business is booming. When Frank, Jenny, and Hector come across a giant bug, things get even odder: friends go missing, a single female bedbug becomes a prized possession, and Jenny keeps finding bug-possessed people. Frank’s daughter, Angela, an unwilling participant, hears of the coming of the bug king. As Jenny, Frank, and Hector keep hunting for the female bug and missing friends, they wonder if they are getting closer to what or who caused the earthquake.

Meet Lara Frater

I’m your atypical fat gamer girl who loves to write: Horror, non-fiction, poems, paranormal suspense, non-fiction, and sci-fi. Although I prefer to write fiction, my first book was the non-fiction Fat Chicks Rule! A guidebook on being a big girl in a thin world and included information on how to find fat positive books, movies, and TV, where to find fashion, comfortable seating, and how to deal with fat hatred. Writing this book changed my life and perspective on dieting and fat bodies. I also wrote the essay “Fat Heroines in Chick Lit” for the Fat Studies Reader. (This essay from mentioned in the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal, so woohoo!) But my first love was fiction, which I returned to with the End of the Line series. Three zombie novels that take place in a world almost dead of the flu and having to deal with the zombies who rose from the ashes. End of the Line was followed by Stuck in the Middle and Full Circle (Coming 2024). And maybe more books to come. Changing gears I moved on to a more lighthearted paranormal suspense/ horror series Paranormal Pest Control. Where exterminators and paranormal investigators fight demonic bugs. The first book is out. The second book “Dark Thing in the Cemetery” is expected April 2024. I have also appeared in Tales from the Canyon of the Damned and Necrotic Tissues, and have essays about library science (my fun day job). I’m heavily influenced by Joe R. Lansdale, Stephen King, Toni Morrison, Octavia Butler and Richard Matheson. I live in New York City, married to fellow author Jon Frater and have lots of animals and people in my house. I’m in need of an exterminator or an obedient Dalek.

Even More Ghostly Mysteries: Haunted Everly After Books 1-3 (The Haunted Everly After Collection Book 1)

Even if you don’t believe in ghosts, sometimes they believe in you… When Everly Dupree found her husband in bed with her best friend, for a split second, she wanted to murder them both! Instead, she doused them with a bucket of cold water and then packed up and moved back home to the small, quirky town of Mooselick River. For the ridiculously low amount owed in back taxes, Everly purchases a house, sight unseen, only to discover everyone in town believes it’s haunted! But after a run-in with spiritual enthusiast Leandra Wade, it turns out the ghosts aren’t interested in Spooky Manor after all, but it’s new owner. Now, Everly is tasked with solving every murder, new and old, that happens in Mooselick River. Otherwise, she’s going to end up being haunted Everly after! If you like plucky heroines, lovable characters, and ghost mysteries set in Maine, you’ll love this cozy, paranormal series. Includes: Book 1. Ghost Mortem Book 2. Bargain Haunter Book 3. Christmas Presence

Meet ReGina Welling & Erin Lynn

ReGina Welling and Erin Lynn are a mother-daughter writing team. Together, they have penned four series, The Fate Weaver series, the Ponderosa Pines Cozy Mysteries, the Mag & Clara Balefire Mysteries, and the Haunted Everly After Mysteries. ReGina is also the author of the Psychic Seasons books and Earthbound series. They live in rural Maine.