The Mists of Arathia

NPCs aren’t supposed to gain skills. They don’t go on monster-slaying adventures. But levelling up is their only chance of escaping the Mists…

Three years ago, the Mists devoured Arathia and killed two-thirds of the population. Those like Rey who survived the mysterious fog were permanently branded and thrown into a new world with monsters, levels, and skills.

Returning to their way of life seems impossible until Arathia’s resident crazy homeless guy proposes a plan that just might get Rey and his friends out of their dead-end village.

When they leave their safe zone, they find that the truth about the Mists is far closer to home than they ever could have believed.

And wait, what do you mean they’re not real people, but non-player characters in a new full-dive role-playing game?

Meet J.N. Ward

To bring my friends together during the pandemic, I got really into being a Dungeon Master. I looked up youtube videos, spent a disproportionate amount of time catering to my players, building a world in which they’d fall in love with. One in which they could escape from their woes and worries and engage in a fantasy, if for a little while.

But then my creativity took me further. I wanted to tell a story. I wanted to create a story that mattered to my players, but we could never do it at the pace I wanted.

Then I saw a meme “What if I wanted to play Dungeons and Dragons by myself, what if I wanted to create stories and play through them by myself?” The response was “That’s called writing a book.” I imagined a Key and Peele sketch, about robbing a bank. “That’s called getting a job.”

Basically, if you want to tell a story, tell the story.

I have a passion for narrative and telling the story of the everyman. Here we follow Reynar who struggles with a world, not too much unlike our own, in which we attempt to break through the barriers between nature and humanity. Reality is shaped by forces which we cannot control. What if, instead of being dragged along by the current, we take control?

Welcome to Arathia, the world where every person can build the fantasy life of their dreams from the ground up.

Daughter of the Antediluvian World: An Atlantis Origin Story

The key to the survival of an entire race lies in her genes, and she doesn’t know it.

Ryan Jones is a gifted archeologist plagued by questions about her past and lucid dreams about Atlantis, the ancient civilization lost to history. When a mysterious gift arrives from her long-dead parents, Ryan abandons the stable life she has fought to create to cross the globe in search of answers. Fierce secrecy is literally in her DNA, but she must place her trust in strangers and her unique abilities to find her way home.

Her quest leads her deep into the heart of darkness, where the centuries-long search for the lost city finally ends. There, she finds that the secrets hidden in her genetic code could save an entire race from the brink of extinction – but there is a cost.

Ryan must choose between her past and her future, her family and the man she loves, and the next great leap in evolution or the destruction of the human race.

Meet A. L. Hooke

A. L. Hooke spent years as a journalist and copywriter before lacing up her hiking boots and venturing into the dense jungle of fiction writing. She developed her first character in the third grade and spent much of her young (and not so young) life dreaming of ancient civilizations and lost treasures. An avid outdoor enthusiast with an unquenchable wanderlust, many of Hooke’s own travels and bucket list locations are the inspiration for her stories.

Her debut science fiction action-adventure novel, Daughter of the Antediluvian World: An Atlantis Origin Story, seeks the source of one of her favorite myths: The Lost City of Atlantis. After dipping her toes into the wilds of fiction, Hooke is now working on her first series as well as her own copy and content consulting business alongside her very tolerant husband in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Beyond Temptation

It’s time to give in…
A 10 Book Box Set of Amazon Best Selling Romance Novels that are Beyond Temptation!

Packed full of gorgeous alpha males and plenty of heat to keep the reading pleasure going all night long.

Book 1 – Dirty Ella
Inspired by Cinderella. Ella’s been living in hell with her stepmother, but things are about to change when her evil twin stepbrothers come home. Will they play nice with her?

Book 2 – Two Dirty Bosses
Victoria is a mess and everyone in her life, including her family, hates her. Except her two new bosses, who seem to have taken a shine to her for less than professional reasons.

Book 3 – Dirty Doc Next Door
Abby isn’t as nice as she seems. She had planned all along to steal from her new doctor neighbor. But after meeting him, she has a new plan in mind—one that involves less of his things and much more of his body.

Book 4 – Kidnapped By 2 Men
Taking Lily wasn’t part of their plan and it was definitely a mistake. They lose all control when they’re around her—all they want is to give her pleasure.

Book 5 – Dirty Cops Next Door
They’re in her dreams, every single night—perhaps the two hottest cops on Earth! But what happens when naughty dreams alone are not enough? 

Book 6 – Mountain Lumberjack
When things quickly spin out of control and rumors start to circulate the resort, she knew she shouldn’t have come to the mountain. Luckily for Lilian, a handsome lumberjack is coming to the rescue. 

Book 7 – F Buddy
Scarlett needs an F buddy for the night, so he does her the honor. The only problem is she’s his dream woman and she’s not normally one for one night stands. No-strings is never as easy as it sounds.

Book 8 – Jocked Up
Years ago he left town, to run away from her. Now Drake’s back and wanting more. But Bethany’s not going to give him another chance to hurt her again. She can not afford to make another mistake like that. Not now that she has him—her son, her only joy.

Book 9 – Boxer Next Door
There’s no one since her husband left. There isn’t space for anyone in her heart except her child. Then Ken from next door came knocking and everything changed. But there’s no way it could work, surely he’s too young for her, isn’t he?

Book 10 – Hot New Neighbor
Ellie writes about men with hard bodies, chiseled jaws and incredible charm in her novels. But never did she imagine that such a man actually existed. Then a gorgeous actor moves across the hall—maybe dreams really can come true.

Author’s Note: The stories in this anthology contain mature language and adult scenes that will make you blush! Intended for adults only.


Meet Summer Cooper

Besides her love of chocolate, dogs and music… reading and writing is Summer’s number one route to escape from crazy friends, family and the in-laws!
She found her own happily ever after with a martial arts fighter who also happens to be an adorable IT geek! Now, she loves to write about hot alpha males that come with a pretty face and covered in tough-as-nails muscle… who are secretly looking for their true soul mate (shhh…)!