Fireflies: A Celtic Romance Series (Book 1) (Bargain Read)

In my frenzy, I ran into something without realizing it. Big hands closed over my shoulders as I gripped the chest they belonged to. Under other circumstances, I’d be elated. Green eyes stared back at me, his reddish hair hidden beneath a baseball cap, huge frame swallowing mine easily

Bridget had never considered herself special, odd definitely. But nothing worth looking at twice. And she had never cared to be looked at twice either.

Until Declan, that is.

Then one night Bridget is approached by a strange (and large) dog. Rescued by Declan, he reveals that Bridget may be special after all, a goddess even. And the dog has been sent to protect her.

Does she have the strength to defeat a powerful witch and her three sons? Why is Declan involved in magic and mystery anyway? And can she save Ruad, her handsome mentor and the God of Knowledge into this new world? As they dig deeper, they uncover that they all have more in common than just their troubled pasts.

The Ulster Cycles are a part of Irish mythology, and this novel depicts characters from the old stories in a new and creative light. While much is taken from these oral stories, this novel is a historical romance loosely based on them.

With magic, mystery, and romance involved this is a novel about discovering your hidden potential and breaking past limiting beliefs.

Meet Shea Hulse

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.

The Old Souls Club

Haunted by nightmares of World War One Soldiers and a murder since childhood, Henry is desperate for a solution. By chance he encounters Winter, who hands him a flyer to The Old Souls Club. While attending his first midnight gathering at The Ninth Circle Bar, Henry is introduced to Dan, who feels they have met before. The men form a friendship and it becomes clear that Dan is caught up in an antique smuggling ring. Dan asks Henry and Winter, who are now romantically linked, to help prove his innocence. But the more Henry gets involved, the worse the nightmares get. But why?

Meet Sandra Hennig

Sandra Hennig was raised in a military family and traveled extensively through out the world. She loves a good mystery and includes a bit of the paranormal in her stories. She lives in the southern woods with her husband and several rescue pets.

Crescent Marked

StarHaven Sanctuary is full of secrets, and some of them are deadly. Strange books fill the attic. The crumbling temple hides a darkness clamoring to be released. Even the wolves the sanctuary was created to protect are far more than meets the eye. Leah must discover the cause of her aunts death before she suffers the same fate, all while coming to terms with her own newly-discovered magic. As she races to learn all that is hidden within the sanctuary boundaries she stumbles upon some dangerous enemies, but also meets some new friends… Together, can they beat back the evil waiting to consume them all?

Meet Tera Lyn Cortez

Tera Lyn Cortez made the leap from voracious reader to author in 2019. In addition to books of every kind, she is a lover of coffee, the ocean, and all things chocolate. Her home life consists of being a wife and mother to five in the lovely Pacific Northwest, although she admits to being consumed with Wanderlust. Life as a writer allows her to indulge in traveling both our world and those that live only in our imagination when she can’t leave her office. Her stories are mainly written in the fantasy/paranormal genres, although you’ll find some women’s fiction & romance sprinkled in as well. She even has a coloring book for readers available! There’s something for everybody and “Everybody needs a little TLC!”

Reluctantly Lycan

The Dakota pack has lived secretly in a town in the Great Smoky Mountains for years. Marala Dakota ran away from the safety of this world as a heartbroken, pregnant teenager. She’s made a life for herself and her son without having anything to do with the wolves. Seventeen years have passed since that fateful decision. She’s struggling with two jobs and trying to keep the wolf within her at bay as it’s longing for escape intensifies. A handsome man named Taylor comes into her life at exactly the wrong time. Then her son’s father and leader of the Dakota pack, Kaden, shows up unexpectedly. Old wounds are torn open anew and events are set in motion that will change all of their lives forever.

Meet Jez Strider

Jez Strider (1983-Present) is a native of Tennessee. For as long as she can remember, reading has been a big part of her life, taking her out of a sometimes harsh reality to wonderful new worlds. When she was in high school, writing became more prevalent. She worked for three years on the newspaper staff as the Arts and Entertainment editor. After graduation and a few bumps in the road, she enrolled at Penn Foster College with a focus in freelance writing. It took several years before she realized she wanted to give writing a book a shot. In 2011, she was diagnosed with cancer. That fight and becoming a survivor gave her new insight and motivations toward her goals. With the realization that none of us are guaranteed tomorrow, she started work on that elusive book. Vampire’s Eve is her first publication.

The Echo of Time: Awakening

It is the first day of spring. Seventeen-year-old Vivienne Polanska wakes up with a strong feeling that something is changing. Later that day, while walking in the forest, she encounters a group of medieval horsemen. The riders appear to be a strange phenomenon on the forest road, but paradoxically, it is Vivienne who feels like she’s found herself in the wrong place. And at the wrong time… After the encounter, Vivienne is left with the feeling that she has experienced something extraordinary and an image of beautiful blue eyes with a delicate hint of green imprinted on her mind. Vivienne cannot resist the impression that she has seen those eyes somewhere before … Soon, it turns out that those beautiful eyes exist in reality, and the medieval events start pulling her in more and more. The Echo if Time. Awakening is a multidimensional and breathtaking novel. There are the main characters with whom the reader falls in love, medieval castles, forests, and time travels. There are magical descriptions and brilliant dialogues, but above all, lots of emotions. There is passion and romance but also action and adventure. Isn’t that too much? Definitely not! Everything is balanced and connected in an absolutely masterful way. The story unfolds at a peaceful pace. It flows, but suddenly, the readers find themselves inside it. And they don’t want to leave… Powerfully emotional and subtle, but at the same time humorous and surprising. A truly captivating story of love and self-discovery. The book contains QR codes leading to external sources that allow readers see the places and interesting items mentioned in the novel.

Meet Sophia Wietrzna

Sophia Wietrzna is a debuting Polish author and painter. Her writing is a reflection of her path of self-discovery and personal development. In her novels, fiction and personal experiences blend into a powerfully emotional, authentic, and engaging story. What might seem to be fiction on the surface might be a real-life experience, even though it looks like a product of imagination. Impossible? Well, the world is more complex than we are normally told it is. If you look for answers, quantum physics may be very enlightening. Sophia has developed a completely new category in literature, which she calls energetic novels. The events in her books rarely have just one meaning and usually come with a deeper message that is underneath. They are also humorous and surprising. This is not a typical romantic fiction but a blend of magical, paranormal, and spiritual experiences that lead to a transformation of the main characters. Sophia was born and brought up in Poland. She graduated from the Jagiellonian University in Krakow with a master’s degree in English Philology. Apart from writing and painting, she loves traveling and looking for answers beyond the obvious. And she loves Nature. She currently lives in the Caribbean with her husband, two sons, three fairies, and a forest spirit.

Daggers and Daisies

Destrui is dying, the world crumbling beneath their feet. Scarlett has only ever wanted the commoners outside her court to be healthy and fed, but a group of females that have dubbed themselves The Daughters of the Queen have radical ideas for equality. Females are meant to be bedded and bred, never seen or heard among the Dragon Clans of Destrui. That is until Scarlett’s ascension to the throne is announced. With gifts from the gods, she’s believed to be the savior of their world, at least according to The Master of Realms. Her family believes no female should ever lead and insists her fated mate should be crowned king in her stead, but Maxim stands behind his Queen, in awe of her power and desires. Scarlett just has to stay alive long enough to break tradition.

Meet Arlin Creed

Arlin Creed cultivated her passion for writing as a young girl in Southeast Louisiana where books were an escape from the tragedy of Earth into extraordinary realms where life was always beautiful. She believed stories in all forms and genres could open portals to the imagination and heal weary souls. Arlin Creed is a published fantasy novelist whose books include The Dragons of Destrui Series. She is currently working on the standalone series starring some of our favorite side characters – The Fate of Demons and Dragons.

October’s Gone

On October 15, Elizabeth Coombs wakes up from one nightmare to find herself in another … Her husband and son have gone on a midnight fishing trip and the world outside has changed in subtle but unmistakable ways. There’s a freak storm, strange lights in the sky, sounds that don’t seem right, and something lurking outside her rental cabin — something that should not be. At first, Liz tries to tell herself it’s all in her head, symptoms of her mental illness, symptoms she tries to treat with pills. The same pills her abusive husband derides her for taking. Maybe she’s just on edge because, in two days, she secretly plans to take her son and leave with her best friend, going far away where her husband can never hurt them again. Everything will be okay, she tells herself. But then her son returns home alone with no idea where his father is. Just one problem, she knows her son is lying. The boy KNOWS what happened. Why isn’t he telling her? October’s Gone is a new stand alone book written within the multi-dimensional, post-apocalyptic world of Yesterday’s Gone. Read it today!

Meet Sean Platt and David W. Wright

David Wright is a suspense thriller writer and co-author of the bestselling #1 horror and #1 sci-fi series, “Yesterday’s Gone.” David writes about the monsters that haunt us and the people who fight them. Whether supernatural or human, Wright’s character-driven thrillers are the love child of King, Koontz, Abrams, and other genre-blending masters. Characters matter, and Wright specializes in flawed heroes, even more flawed anti-heroes, and misunderstood people trying to find their place in the world. He is also one third of The Story Studio Podcast with authors Sean Platt and Johnny B. Truant. He currently lives on the east coast with his wife, his young son, and the world’s most poopingest cat.

Terror in Brief: Volume II

Another collection of 200 frightening horror stories that are just two sentences long. These tales may be extremely short, but they can still induce fear and panic. Meet the deranged and murderous, witness what beasts and spirits can do and watch as terrifying incidents wreck people’s lives.

Meet D. T. Adams

D. T. Adams is a British writer, poet and author of the novel No Going Back. His writing varies from poetry and rants about modern society, to two-sentence stories, horror stories and more. He’s particularly interested in the complexities of 21st-century life and complains about these a lot in some of his e-books. You won’t find any photos of him since he prefers to remain anonymous. However, he’s prepared to reveal that he enjoys reading, travelling and walking up hills – the more exhausting the climb, the better!

The Legacy

The planet will only continue to host our species as long as we remain respectful guests. The Legacy is a suspenseful thriller with a glimpse into the world of the paranormal. In The Legacy, Ellen, Clayton and Johanna are related to one another in the most unique way, the way of saving the human race from itself.

Meet Mark Snyder Jr

Mark Snyder Jr is an author, teacher, actor and animal-rights activist currently living in Halifax, Nova Scotia, CanadaMark enjoys teaching all things writing and literature, and he has taught middle grade and high school English classes as well as Composition and Literature courses on the university level since 2008.