Ash and Scale (Bargain Book)

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Meet Dex Long, the last of the dragon shifters.

Or so he thought…

His curiosity piqued when the High Council of the Supernatural summoned him to the quaint little coastal town of Pyreshore, New Hampshire. The secret letter held more than just an offer to become a Keeper of Knowledge, a prestigious title, it held the hope that Dex might finally be able to find others like him. And in turn, a mate.

Being a bachelor wasn’t all that bad on the outside, but it was all a show. With the Council dangling an opportunity for him to learn more about his race, it was hard to ignore. Never did he imagine his journey would lead him to the one woman who could unravel everything, every secret, every hidden treasure, all within her grasp.

In the end he will have to make a choice, hold the secrets, or claim her as his own.

After all, every secret needs a Keeper.

The Keepers of Knowledge Series

10 books, 10 authors, 10 keepers, 1 shared world


Meet M.R. Polish

M.R. Polish has been writing since she was a young girl. She would tell her stories to anyone who would listen until she discovered she could put them onto paper.

Out on the ocean is her favorite place to be and would live on a cruise ship if she could, traveling the world, but alas, adulting and responsibilities keep her grounded.

M.R. is happily married to someone who would gladly follow her onto a ship and sail away. They have four kids, who might be more adventurous jet-setters than their mother.

“Life is too short to stand by and watch everyone else live your dreams. The bigger the dream, the bigger the adventure!” ~ M.R. Polish

A Single Round : A collection of short stories from a HARD PLACE

A SINGLE ROUND, is a collection of short stories from a HARD PLACE. Stories of moonshine and shotguns, obsession and transcendence, love and darkness, and the blindness of human desire. Each tale follows a painful path to one ultimate realization: the devil’s deal always ends badly, often with a single round.

The head that was found on the blacktop tells a tale in Johnny Fucking Carson.
Tommy watches his dream love become a nightmare in Together Forever.
Fame has a dark side, Becoming Famous echoes the age old warning, ‘Be Careful what you wish for’.
A story of realization, loss, and transformation takes flight in Redwing.
Never judge a book by its cover, even one with fangs, as a surprise awaits in Doc’s Choice.
The Grounded, sometimes the dream of escape should remain a dream.
A tale of a man who fell in love with a woman who forgot him in The Dog Walker.
The Ride will make you second guess what you thought you were sure of.


Meet R A Jacobson

After leaving the north forests and farmland of Saskatchewan, Rick headed to Calgary and the Alberta College of Art. After 4 years of hard work, he came out confused and somewhat lost. Now what?

Rick has been a bouncer (1 week), he has been a radio switcher (1 night) he worked at the CBC (1 month) he was a stuntman (2 action movies that he never saw but he’s not alone in that) he modeled briefly (he was the Jolly Green Giant for a time). Rick has built houses, packed groceries, cut grass, he has written children’s books (4) illustrated children’s books (19). He has worked as an illustrator, a writer, a designer and a painter.
Rick has won awards for his work in advertising and publishing including the Ruth Schwartz Award, the Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Award and numerous national and international awards including the Toronto Art Directors’ Awards, Communication Arts Magazine’s Award of Excellence, American Illustration Award of Excellence, and the New York Art Directors’ Award of Excellence. He has been featured in Smithsonian magazine and in The Artist’s Magazine. His commissioned portraits include Margaret Atwood, Robertson Davies, Christopher Ondaatje, and David Thomson.

Rick will be releasing his first collection of stories from a HARD PLACE, ’A Single Round’ on October 24th
He is currently working on the soon to be released “Hard Place” novel.
Both the novel and the graphic novel are scheduled for release in 2021 as well as another collection of short stories, “A Lead Pill”.
For Hard Place updates, sign up at deadcatstud.io.

War of Destiny Book 1: Lost Soul

Julia is the daughter of a wealthy family living in 16th-century London. She falls in love with Adam, a servant’s son, and is heartbroken when her family forces her into an arranged marriage. Her husband is neither kind nor merciful, and Julia struggles to keep safe those she cares about. When tragedy strikes, a stranger arrives and offers her a deal that could forever alter her destiny. Agreement would give her what she has been denied and grant her fondest wishes: the freedom to do as she pleases and a reunion with her one true love.There’s only one catch. Accepting would also mean joining the Vampire Resistance to fight the King.


Meet Theresa Van Spankeren

Theresa Van Spankeren lives in the suburbs of Chicago, Illinois. She got her bachelor’s degree from Elmhurst College, in Elmhurst Illinois. She still hasn’t figured out if the degree was worth it. She graduated right before the Great Recession and has found temporary work which included ghost-writing self help articles for online sites and has spent the last several years grading standardized tests.

She has been writing since an early age and wrote the first draft of this book back in high school. After several unsuccessful attempts at publishing through major publishing houses, she seized the opportunity to bring her story to the public through self-publishing. The writers who have had a large influence and inspiration include Christopher Pike, Karen Robards, L.J. Smith, and Stephen King. She was also inspired by “The X-Files”, “Witch Hunter Robin” and “Buffy, the Vampire Slayer”.

When she isn’t writing she enjoys hiking and swimming, and also loves checking out local haunted places.

Elizabeth the Demon Hunter

It’s prom night! A night of laughs, music, dancing, and a… talent show? A once in a lifetime event to be cherished forever. For Elizabeth Scott, it’s anything but when she learns demons are real, and there’s one vampire in particular who wants her head. The night gets stranger from there when Elizabeth discovers she is a demon hunter after being saved by a man thought to be dead. She must train with him if she has any hope of staying alive. Happy birthday Lizzie!


Meet Justin Ketter

Justin Ketter is just a guy roping himself along the entangled pulley system of authorhood. An introvert who loves gaming, reading, and binge watching, Justin also writes as a means of escapism, and by writing, he hopes to offer readers the same chance to lose themselves in a different world and allow their problems to fade away, at least for a while. He enjoys cooking but not quite as much as eating. When he’s not writing or working, he’s probably lounging around the house playing with his bestest boy, Roo.

Reign of Tarot 2-book boxed set

The Reign of Tarot Duology, A two-book Gothic fantasy (w/ Romance) set concerning a family fleeing revolutionary France, rebuilding their life outside the troubled capital, and a supernatural debt they find they owe.

Book 1: Lady of the Tarot (A Reign of Tarot novel):

WHAT THE CARDS FORETELL MAY BE REAL, AFTER ALL

1793: Having escaped the Reign of Terror, Emilie Maigny took refuge in England, trying to come to grips with the life and loss she left behind. When her brother, Sinjon, returns, a terrifying evil swoops down upon her. Nightmares plague her now, providing strange clues … but to what?

Scottish-born Linton Morrison spent his entire life in luxury, whiling away the hours in intense study of the tarot and the cards’ hidden meanings, but until he met the lovely Emilie Maigny, he would never have guessed how important his study might be–to his life and Emilie’s survival when terrible evil strikes.

A Cypher is all Emilie needs, but what is it? Is Linton the key? He may charm her heart–and he may be her only salvation.

Book 2: House of Cards:

Can you gamble with Fate?

As a young nobleman, Sinjon Maigny escapes the Reign of Terror in 18th century France to find himself dragged into an even worse fate–a hellish underworld wherein he is cajoled and put on trial by a demon tribunal for crimes he never committed. Can he thwart his fate, one worse than the guillotine?

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