The Last Sage of Selvus

Matteo isn’t strong or fast or tough. He isn’t particularly popular among his peers. His grades are middling, at best. In fact, the only thing he’s very good at is idling. Out of all the 12-year-olds he knows, he’s memorized the most nursery rhymes, childhood superstitions, and fairy tales. ‘Til now, that skill has never won him favor in life. But when a mysterious, fairy-like stranger appears, he finally sees a chance to make good on all his latent talents. Her name is Vera. She offers a gift: sugar cubes of a magical variety. Vera promises that if the citizens of Matteo’s hometown eat them, all evil and malfeasance will be gone for good. But are her intentions for the city good or evil? And even if he did know, can a little boy convince his town of the truth?

Meet Daniel R. Jones

Daniel R. Jones is a writer from Indianapolis, IN. He received his Master of Fine Arts degree from Lindenwood University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from Bethel College. Previously, he’s had work published in over a dozen journals, newspapers, and magazines, including Aphelion, Black Rabbit Quarterly, Parody Poetry, the South Bend Tribune, In the Bend, The Drabble, Anxious Poets Society, StarLine, and Time of Singing. He was a 2017 nominee for the Rhysling Award with the Speculative Fiction Poetry Association and won an award for best poem in the 2013 edition of Crossings, Bethel College’s Literary Journal. Daniel R. Jones’ first poetry collection, The Wrenching of the Hip That Precedes the Blessing, is now available from Wipf and Stock. You can find it at the publisher’s website or at Amazon. You can find his Amazon Author Page here: https://www.amazon.com/author/danielrjones

The Devil To Pay

2019 RITA® Finalist. From #1 Bestselling author K. C. Bateman comes The Devil To Pay, a sexy, witty, romantic adventure. Italy, 1492. A ruthless mercenary skilled in the art of conquest. An heiress who refuses to be tamed. The Devil’s own bargain . . . Cara di Montessori’s uncle has murdered her father and seized her home. Her only hope of survival, and of regaining her birthright, is an alliance with her childhood nemesis, the infamous mercenary Il Diavolo; the most irritating—and seductive—man Cara’s ever met. The cost of Il Diavolo’s assistance is two weeks of Cara’s life. Cara must entertain his guests, relieve his boredom—and warm his bed. . . “A masterclass in smoking hot sexual tension.” – All About Romance

Meet K.C. Bateman

Kate Bateman / K.C. Bateman, is a #1 bestselling author of Regency and Renaissance historical romances, including the Secrets and Spies series, Bow Street Bachelors series and Ruthless Rivals series. Her books have received multiple starred reviews from Publishers Weekly and Library Journal, and have been translated into multiple languages, including French, Italian, Brazilian, Japanese, German, Romanian, Czech, and Croatian.

Dark Age Demons

Dark Age Demons – A Historical Horror Thriller. Britain, 540 AD. Britons, Saxons, Jutes and Angles war with each other for land. They have no idea they are all just meat to the monsters that dwell in the abandoned Roman city of Londinium. The monster’s leader, a former Roman soldier turned demon, sends his creatures across the land to forage for food and increase their numbers. When one of these creatures destroys their village, two brave Saxon sisters and their stubborn but determined brother form an unlikely team-up with a Briton bandit who has knowledge of the islands darkness. Saxon newcomers from the old country and a Briton-born slave, raised and abused by Saxons complete the fearless squad. Vampires, shapeshifters, and unnatural beasts chase and confront the heroes forcing them to turn their attention to the smoldering ruins of Londinium.

Meet Neil Kay

Neil Kay is a British teacher currently living in Yokohama, Japan. He has been interested in both history and creative writing for as long as he can remember. His favorite historical fiction novels are Shogun by James Clavell, Hawaii by James Michener, Hillary Mantel’s Cromwell trilogy and The Baroque Cycle by Neal Stephenson. Dark Age Demons is his first attempt at trying it for himself. Away from writing his interests include Indian food, Kirin beer and Crystal Palace FC.

Journeys: the Archers of Saint Sebastian

A barracks full of beautiful boys. A girl in disguise, living among them.

It’s the 14th century, and the longbow is king. But in the northern European principality of Ardennes, archery isn’t just the nation’s defense. It’s the national obsession.

MEET THE JOURNEYS
12 young Journeyman archers, the best in the country
2 years of public competitions, in which looks count almost as much as ability
6 will win a coveted membership in the Archers’ Guild of St. Sebastian
1 will become the prince’s new Guardsman

MEET MARIEKE
15-year-old Marieke is as obsessed with St. Sebastian’s as everyone else in Ardennes. Only it’s the middle ages, and girls just don’t become elite archers. Except Marieke’s prospects as a girl aren’t promising either, after a well-timed kick from a mule has left her with a face that’s badly scarred and ruined for marriage. But when circumstances force her to leave her old life behind and flee to the guild for refuge, there are only two things Marieke really knows about the place. One is that a mysterious accident ended her own father’s time as a Journey. The other?
There are no women allowed inside St. Sebastian’s.
Marieke knows disguising herself as a boy and infiltrating the guild means embarking on a dangerous deception. But it may be her only chance to find out the truth about her father’s past and to stop a murderous plot from coming to fruition. When the dashing young Journeyman Tristan takes her under his wing as his squire, she’s got to stay – at least long enough to help him beat out his brutal arch-rival to win the competitions.
Keeping her identity a secret will be hard. Living in close quarters with a pack of gorgeous boys? That will be harder still. But the hardest thing of all will be keeping the vow she makes for herself: to see Tristan become the next Guardsman, without ever letting him find out she’s a girl – a girl, who loves him.

Part Robin Hood and part Princess Bride, with a pinch of Mulan and a dash of Cyrano de Bergerac in the mix, TheArchers of St. Sebastian I: Journeys is a humorous action and adventure saga inspired by late medieval/early Renaissance Belgium and packed with romance, wit, and longbow archery. Perfect for adults who love young adult themes,Journeys is an escape into the past that reads more like romantic historical fantasy than pure historical fiction.

Unrequited love? Ugly heroines who stay ugly? Friendship, coming of age, romance, adventure, and plenty of archery competitions? A unique setting inspired by the glorious city of Bruges, with a richly imagined, immersive world set within the walls of a male-only archers’ guild?Journeys: The Archers of Saint Sebastianhas it all, so if you’re looking for a great escape, don your disguise and join Marieke as she enters the forbidden world of Saint Sebastian’s, and prepare to fall in love with the Journeys – that is, the twelve best and most beautiful archers in all of Ardennes, the Journeyman archers of St. Sebastian’s.


Meet Jeanne Roland

Roland hails from Davis, California, where she spent most of her youth lounging at the pool, soaking up the sun, and daydreaming. She had a key ring that read ‘I’m running away to join the circus,’ and her favorite moment of the day was when the local movie theater went dark, and the slogan ‘escape to the movies’ appeared on the screen. As an adult, her passions include all things melodramatic and beautiful — everything from classic movies, British romantic poetry, ancient tragedy and epic, to Italian opera. She is now a professor of Classics in a small midwestern town, where she lives with her Greek husband, her fraternal twins, and a Bernese mountain dog named Franco Corelli.

A Vacant Throne: Dreams Of The Sleeping Cat

Trueterra is a world of cats. One in which Puss in Boots would have been comfortable. This thoughtful fantasy novel follows Sunny, a typical housecat, through a picture frame into a medieval world that awaits him. He appears to fulfill a prophecy, but he must grow into the role of hero to perform the task that lay destined in his path. Ultimately, it is a story about purpose and new direction, discovery and consideration, life and death, with a little bit of fate thrown in.

Meet Charles B Kiernan

Storyteller Charles Kiernan, now retired from gainful employment, performs at theatres, listening clubs, schools, libraries, and arts festivals. He tells a wide variety of traditional tales. He is also coordinator for the Lehigh Valley Storytelling Guild. This, his first entry into the written world of fantasy, sprung from ‘car’ stories he told his children, which involved a litter of cats.

Confessions of a Janissary: An Epic Tale of Military Historical Fiction and Medieval Action Adventure

**RATED FIVE STARS BY READERS’ FAVORITE!** It is the late 14th Century. The young Ottoman Empire is on the rise. The Sultan’s secret weapons are his elite Janissary soldier-slaves: Christian boys taken from their families, forcibly converted to Islam, and conscripted into a lifetime of military service to the Empire. Confessions of a Janissary is the epic journey of a boy who will become a man, a slave who will become a legend, a sworn celibate searching for his long-lost love, and a wandering sheep in need of a worthy shepherd. “A modern-day classic… engaging, insightful, and full of unexpected twists. A meticulous blend of historical realism and an adventurous, epic journey.” – Karen Petikyan

Meet Nicholas Downing

Nicholas Jonathon Downing is a graduate of the United States Air Force Academy (Bachelor of Science, Military History), Regis University (Master of Business Administration), and Cornell University (Certificate in Executive Leadership). A combat veteran, Nick served with the 13th ASOS (USAF Special Warfare), commanded the 101st Airborne Division’s Joint MRT in Afghanistan, and deployed with CENTCOM to the Persian Gulf before completing his military service as a reservist assigned to NORAD/NORTHCOM. In late 2021, after a 4-year stint with Lockheed Martin as a senior division manager for space operations, Nick felt called to join the global ministry of Compassion International as senior director of enterprise execution. Happily married and a proud father of four beautiful children, Nick calls Colorado home and enjoys hiking, snowshoeing, rafting, martial arts, and biblical studies. In his own mind, he is considered one of the world’s leading experts in the art of telling really bad dad jokes.

Cedric the Demonic Knight: Adult Dark Fantasy Paranormal Romance Series

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A Fantasy Romance Series for Adults that is Percy Jackson all grown-up and a mixture of Vikings meets Trueblood!

“Dramatic, Lustful, and fantasy fulfilling.” Tiffany, TiDa Publishing

Known for hunting the supernatural, no mortal man realizes Lord Cedric is one of Sorceress Morrighan’s abominations. After competing in a tournament, he is wed to a Lady of the Court, Angeline. Cedric’s senses begin to overwhelm him and he struggles to decipher his feelings; Are they a creation of his incubine bloodline or truly heartfelt emotions for the girl who has lost it all to him? He finds himself forced to choose between falling in love or continuing his suicidal quest to kill his creator. Epic battles against all manners of beasts and demons fill this story with memorable antagonists such as Morrighan and her two sisters; Romasanta the Father of Werewolves; Succubus Queen Lillith and many more. Find yourself engulfed in lores and history long forgotten from the 12th Century and beyond.

“Intricate, engaging, & well written.” Jen, Behind Closed Doors Book Reviews

“It kidnaps you in a world full of darkness, blood and war and yet you don’t want to leave.” Gluckskind, 3 Degrees of Fiction

“A mix of Arthurian fantasy mixed with demons and witchcraft with a sprinkle of sex and romance.” Lulu, RoadsideReader

“The author weaves a deliciously complex and riveting tale.” Tera S., SuccuWiki

“A healthy dose of romance, battle, a mystery to solve and best of all it was very different from your usual paranormal book.” Ramona Plant, Book Reviewer

“Equal parts character building and action scenes, the intensity does not waver, nor do the love elements distract from the narrative.” Ross Ellison, Book Review & Blogger