Human

A dystopian wasteland. A community built on lies. The strength to right wrongs and overthrow regimes. An action-packed love story told from the perspective of two people who could save what is left of humanity or destroy it.

Meet Antionette van der Gryp

Born in apartheid South Africa, I grew up in a country torn apart by political conflict. The dangers were present and real, but it either broke you or it tempered you like steel in fire. From my childhood experiences and heavily influenced by life in the wilds of Africa I soon developed an adventurous nature. This is very evident in my books. I hope you enjoy them.

The Mental Health Nurse

Slick, sexy, and thrilling…A page-turner that will keep you awake until the small hours. A DYSFUNCTIONAL FAMILY HARBOURING DARK SECRETS A LIFE-CHANGING PARTY A DEADLY OBSESSION Twenty-three-year-old Ellie has it all. She’s beautiful, working in her dream nursing job, and is liked and respected by her colleagues. But, can you trust her? Ellie’s life begins to spiral out of control when she rebuffs an unwanted admirer’s sexual advances at her best friend’s birthday party. Despite the disturbing events that unfold, Ellie is empowered and surprised by her need for vengeance. She knows her actions are wrong, but serving up justice feels oh-so-good. When her Mum suggests she join a dating app, to find a ‘nice’ man, Ellie is reluctant. After all, the men on these apps are only after one thing…However, Ellie decides she can use the app to her advantage, weeding out the bad men who don’t realise that sometimes the hunter can become the prey… But then she meets Lee. Finding love was never part of the plan. Lee is everything that Ellie feels has been missing from her life. There’s only one problem. Lee isn’t the man he appears to be either…is he safe now Ellie has seen his true colours? After all, there is no such thing as a dangerous woman, there are only susceptible men …

Meet April E Swan

April E Swan is from Birmingham, England. The Mental Health Nurse is her third book. April’s short story ‘It’s Hard to say goodbye’ has been selected by the Anansi Archive to be published in their seventh anthology.

Oathbreaker

If you like Bernard Cornwell, Ken Follett, David Gemmell, John Gwynne and Conn Iggulden you will love this medieval adventure packed with battles, betrayals and swords.

Oathbreaker continues the thrilling historical fiction series which began with Award Winning Author Dimitar Gyopsaliev’ debut novel Longsword: Edward and the Assassin.


★★★★★
“Oathbreaker is a captivating tale that immediately seized my attention and kept me engrossed. I enjoyed every aspect of this book, from its alluring cover to its fascinating characters and thrilling action sequences. Overall, this is great work.” —Doreen Chombu for Readers’ Favorite

“A man is only as good as his sword”


Experience the thrilling historical fiction novel Oathbreaker, set in the aftermath of the Second Battle of Ayn Jalut during the Crusades. Follow the gripping journey of Peter Longsword, a hero wracked with guilt after his friend’s death and on a quest for revenge. Struggling to find his place in a tumultuous world, Peter must confront both external threats and internal demons as he navigates through political intrigue and historical conflicts between Christians and Mamluks. Along the way, he develops relationships with Lady Eleanor, Princess Shajar al-Durr, Lord Broca, and Ivar as he seeks to uncover the secrets behind mysterious shipwrecks and his father’s legacy of honor versus betrayal. With powerful emotions and a strong conflict at every turn, will Peter be able to protect those he loves and find the truth before it is too late? If you enjoyed books such as Ken Follet’s Pillars of the Earth, then you’ll love Oathbreaker. Buy now before the price changes!


Meet Dimitar Gyopsaliev

Dimitar Gyopsaliev, an award-winning and internationally bestselling author, is devoted to giving his readers fast-paced and plot-twisted adventures. He doesn’t live in a castle with his family and doesn’t possess shining armor. He loves history and uses his imagination to tell good stories. By day, he’s an engineer supporting others to build their projects. By night, he is helping princesses and knights achieve their dreams. He tries to be a doting father, as his children inspired him to create stories for them

TEAM AVENGING ANGEL: Love & Rough Justice in Brooklyn

A kick-ass female anti-hero spreads her wings, delivering justice for victimized girls and women.

She is an African-American survivor of a racially-charged childhood rape, who grows into a strikingly beautiful assassin. He is the Italian-American private eye with Mafia connections who loves her. Together, they take on serial killers, sex traffickers, kidnappers, child molesters, rapists, wife-beaters, predators and exploiters.

Along the way, women they’ve protected join them in their quest. Frustrated and threatened by a corrupt criminal justice system, though, the team is forced to work outside, and often against, the law.

When she finds herself pitted against a unit of the Haitian secret police, and he finds out why he is being framed for a series of murders, the stakes could not be higher.


Meet Charles S. Isaacs

Charles S. Isaacs has been a schoolteacher, a college professor, a community organizer, a Congressional consultant, a social activist, a gambler and an occasional journalist. He has written opinion columns and feature stories for numerous newspapers and magazines, including The New York Times Magazine. During recent decades, he has been a consultant to dozens of non-profit organizations operating in the social justice arena. His recent published work includes fiction, poetry and award-winning non-fiction.

AVENGING ANGEL: Love and Death in Old Brooklyn

A riveting tale of revenge, survival and redemption, wrapped around an unlikely love story and set against an urban backdrop corrupted by violence against women and racism.

Following a racially motivated rape by three Ku Klux Klansmen, 12-year-old Cassandra Monroe vows revenge. After eight years of training, now a strikingly beautiful assassin, she accomplishes her mission.

Her campaign continues with solitary walks through dark city streets, hoping to be assaulted by men with bad intentions. Those entrapped by her spider’s web pay dearly for their efforts.

Surrounded by white men one night, she’s rescued by Mike Borelli, an Italian-American passerby. A stormy up-and-down relationship ensues. Ultimately, as her rage matures into purposeful action, and as he begins to see the world through her eyes, they become a team.

Along the way, they encounter serial killers, wife-beaters, actual and would-be rapists, gangsters, crooked cops, a kidnapper and a pedophile priest, as well as numerous women in desperate need of their help. Beneath all the action, though, is the blossoming of a most unusual love story.


Meet Charles S. Isaacs

Charles S. Isaacs has been a schoolteacher, a college professor, a community organizer, a Congressional consultant, a social activist, a gambler and an occasional journalist. He has written opinion columns and feature stories for numerous newspapers and magazines. During recent decades, he has been a consultant to dozens of non-profit organizations operating in the social justice arena. His published work includes fiction, poetry and award-winning non-fiction.

The Mentor

What if someone you love is a serial killer? While investigating a series of murders, DCI Eric Shaw, leading a forensic team at Scotland Yard, notices a possible relation to a cold case involving a person very close to him. What he ignores is that the details of similar crimes are described in a blog whose author signs herself as Mina, like the nickname that person used as a child, when she witnessed the massacre of her family.

Meet Rita Carla Francesca Monticelli

Rita Carla Francesca Monticelli is an Italian science fiction and thriller author. She has lived in Cagliari (Sardinia, Italy) since 1993, earning a degree in biology and working as an independent author, scientific and literary translator, educator, and science communicator. In the past she also worked as researcher, tutor and professor’s assistant in the field of ecology at “Dipartimento di Biologia Animale ed Ecologia” of the University of Cagliari. She has written original fiction since 2009. Between 2012-2013 she wrote and published a hard science fiction series set on Mars, “Deserto rosso”, whose omnibus hit No. 1 on the Italian Kindle Store in November 2014. The series was published in English, with the title “Red Desert”, between 2014 and 2015, and includes four books. She also authored three crime thrillers in the Detective Eric Shaw Trilogy, an action thriller “Kindred Intentions” (2016), five more science fiction novels – “L’isola di Gaia” (2014), “Per caso” (2015), “Ophir. Codice vivente” (2016), “Sirius. In caduta libera” (2018), and “Nave stellare Aurora” (2020) – and a non-fiction book titled “Self-publishing lab. Il mestiere dell’autoeditore” (2020). This is a new edition of her crime thriller “The Mentor” that was first published in English by AmazonCrossing in 2015 and became an international bestseller, hitting No. 1 on the Kindle Store in the USA, UK, and Australia in October 2015. The other two books in the trilogy are “Syndrome” and “Beyond the Limit” (2023). She is also a member of the International Thriller Writers Organization. She is often a guest both in Italy and abroad during book fairs, including Salone Internazionale del Libro di Torino (Turin Book Fair), Frankfurter Buchmesse (Frankfurt Book Fair) and Più Libri Più Liberi (Rome Book Fair), local publishing events, university conventions as well as classes (University of Insubria), where she gives speeches or conducts workshops about self-publishing and genre fiction writing.

Heart Wreck

Two damaged hearts. One tropical vacation. That’s where our story starts… Four years ago, a tragedy left me shattered, and my life has sucked since. So, when a guy I met online suggested we meet in Hawaii for a first date, I agreed to go. It sounded like an exciting adventure. But upon arriving, my date said he couldn’t make it. As an apology, he paid for my room and said to enjoy the resort on him. Though a nice offer, it meant I’d experience paradise alone. Or would I? Somehow, I’ve met someone interesting. Cillian is a handsome and mysterious fellow resort guest. He’s also on his own for the week. I’m drawn in by the questions he asks and how he listens and wants to learn about my life. Though I like him, I sense something has Cillian stuck in his past, giving him reservations about me. Can I see what’s happening between us in just six days? I’ll soon find out…

Meet Melinda Hazen

I was born and raised in Tucson, Arizona. I have a B.S. in family studies with an emphasis in child development. For most of my life, I’ve worked with students of all ages, from pre-k through high school. Photography, genealogy (especially helping adoptees find their birth parents), and Betsey Johnson accessories are a few of my many interests. Work on my novels has been done in my spare time—often late into the night. I enjoy writing romance because I can create the perfect couple who are striving to achieve their happily ever after. Everyone loves to be in love. And, to put it simply, I write books I want to read. My mornings always begin with a homemade iced latte. The remainders of my weekdays are spent either substitute teaching, going out to lunch, or working on my novels. My weekends are spent at soccer fields of varying location (I’m a soccer mom and love it), listening to psychological thrillers while on road trips, and binge-watching shows with the love of my life. Disneyland will forever be my favorite place on Earth and has provided many of my best memories with my son.

The Girl with a Porcelain Face

October 28, 1985

A hellacious thunderstorm rages over the small tin mining town of Bleddington, waking reclusive teenager, Willard Jennings, from his sleep. As the fleeting flashes of light illuminate the room, he sees brief and taunting glimpses of a broken figure standing at the foot of his bed.

Who is she?
How did she die?
Who will she kill next?

The Girl with a Porcelain Face

Dare you say her name?


Meet Steve McElhenny

Steve McElhenny is short, Welsh and hairy.

Born at a very young age in South Wales, as well as writing several novels, Steve is an avid fan of 80s horror and action movies.

He is also a father and fiance extraordinaire.

DESIREE’S REVENGE: A Romance

A riveting tale of revenge, survival and redemption, wrapped around an unlikely love story and set against an urban backdrop corrupted by bigotry and misogyny.

Following a racially motivated rape by three Ku Klux Klansmen, 12-year-old Desiree Devine vows revenge. After eight years of training, now a strikingly beautiful assassin, she accomplishes her mission.

Her campaign continues with solitary walks through dark city streets, hoping to be assaulted by men with bad intentions. Those entrapped by her spider’s web pay dearly for their efforts.

Surrounded by three white men one night, she’s rescued by Tony Marino, an Italian-American passerby. A stormy, up-and-down relationship ensues. Ultimately, as her rage matures into purposeful action, and as he begins to see the world through her eyes, they become a team.

Along the way, they encounter serial killers, wife-beaters, actual and would-be rapists, gangsters, crooked cops, a kidnapper and a pedophile priest, as well as numerous women in desperate need of their help. Beneath all the action, though, is the blossoming of a most unusual love story.

The Hungry Deep

Some places are abandoned for a reason. When newlywed Rachel Corrigan agrees to accompany her husband, Tom, to his family estate before starting their lives together in the city, it is an opportunity to get to know him and to explore the manor where he grew up. But when Rachel arrives she finds Corrigan House strange, the nearby town empty, and her husband’s sudden cold demeanor increasingly frightening. She soon learns that one year ago, Tom’s first wife, Lavinia, took her own life in the twisted forest behind Corrigan House. The servants claim that her spirit resides there still, calling out from the wood, her voice as clear as the day she died. In an abandoned town where everyone harbors a secret, Rachel finds herself a prisoner in a place which is becoming increasingly treacherous. When the village priest is found savagely stabbed and on the edge of death, it becomes clear that the remaining townsfolk – witnesses to Lavinia’s demise – are being hunted down one by one. But Lavinia Corrigan is dead. Isn’t she?

Meet J.L. Murray

J.L. Murray is the author of the Niki Slobodian series (Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea, The Devil Is a Gentleman, Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead, The Devil Was an Angel, and The Devil’s Backbone), The Thirteen series (Jenny Undead and Eat the Ones You Love), After the Fire, Blood Day, Blood of the Stars, the Blood of Cain series (Monstrous, Hoarfrost), and the Gothic Folk series (The Hungry Deep). Murray is a firm believer that horror can be beautiful, and that good and evil are very far from black and white. She lives with her family in Eugene, Oregon and can be reached on Facebook at facebook.com/jlmurraywriter and through her website jlmurraywriter.com.