Near Dark

After the Vampire Magician’s attempt to free Lucifer in Chicago, the Ancients are on their way to Thermopolis, Wyoming, to hold the Vampire Sheriff accountable. During the battle of Chicago, the demon Legion escaped from Hell and is determined to open Hell’s Gates. Sam Harlan and Callie Calahane will have to call upon every friend and ally if they want to get out of Thermopolis alive.

Meet Kevin Lee Swaim

Kevin Lee Swaim studied creative writing with David Foster Wallace at Illinois State University. He’s currently the Subject Matter Expert for Intrusion Prevention Systems for a Fortune 50 insurance company located in the Midwest. He holds the CISSP certification from ISC2. When he’s not writing, he’s busy repairing guitars for the working bands of Central Illinois.

Damned Cold

“Vampires. They’re everywhere. It’s my job to stop them. A woman is missing. Hell, isn’t there always? The church thinks a vampire is involved, but it’s much worse than that. Much worse. Witches. Why did it have to be witches?”-Sam Harlan

Meet Kevin Lee Swaim

Kevin Lee Swaim studied creative writing with David Foster Wallace at Illinois State University.

Hard Times

Six weeks since discovering the truth behind his family legacy, Sam Harlan has worked with Sister Callie Calahane to learn how to kill vampires, desperate to make them pay.

The woman’s voice on the answering machine was intriguing. “Jack, it’s Mary Kate. I’ve got your newest order and … I need to talk.” Jack Harlan, the legendary vampire killer, was Sam’s distant relative, but Jack Harlan was dead. Sam had seen to it himself.

Will investigating the source of the message push Sam and Sister Callie beyond their limit, or will they survive the hard times?

Meet Kevin Lee Swaim

Kevin Lee Swaim studied creative writing with David Foster Wallace at Illinois State University.

Thorfinn and the Witch’s Curse

THE 2020 WISHING SHELF BRONZE MEDAL WINNER! Viking legends, unforgettable characters and authentic history combine in an exciting series starter! Vikings and Saxons, ghostly curses, witches and soothsayers, dangerous were-creatures and a young boy who must find his courage! 

Danelaw life is good! Practicing martial skills, grumbling over chores, listening to scary stories and shadowing his brothers everywhere, Finn is a normal boy of ten in the Viking Kingdoms of ninth century England. A bit timid, his father plots his apprenticeship while the family prepares a grand wedding. Off to the North, his uncle sails home after years of exile. And unbeknownst to all, the ghost of an ancient mage sits sentinel over his clan freehold. But when a witch’s curse comes alive, a mishap turns young Finn into a vardoger, haunted by his own forerunner ghost. 

Suddenly thrust into a new realm beyond Midgard, Finn struggles to be a boy by day and a ghost at night. His own clan fears him, he overhears murder plots, he learns the truth of giants and the hidden folk, and the witch still hunts revenge… 

Will Finn find the courage to defeat his enemies, save his uncle, and accept his new half-ghostly existence?

Don’t miss Thorfinn and the Witch’s Curse, first book of The Forerunner Series by Jay Veloso Batista.


Meet Jay Veloso Batista

Author of the Forerunner Series, an Epic Viking Age Historical Fantasy, Jay has also penned RPG games and non-fiction. Jay lives on the shore in Delaware where he can kayak and eat bluefin crabs.

Cursed Wolf

For a shifter……being stuck in wolf form is torture.

The moment I shifted; my life changed.

After witnessing a traumatic event at a young age, nine-year-old Forrest shifted into her wolf form – and was unable to shift back. Years later and suffering at the hands of her malicious step-brothers, she stubbornly clings to the hope that she’ll turn back into the girl she once was.

But when her magic returns at the moment she needs it most, Forrest is thrust back into the world of humans. There’s only one problem. Her pack is out to kill her.

Struggling to learn how to walk and talk again, Forrest finds herself on the run from the cold-blooded shifter council. But hidden deep within her human form lies a secret – a powerful magic that has the potential to set her free.

If only she can stay alive long enough to master it…

If you love high-octane Urban Fantasy with shifters, suspense, and one young woman fighting for her independence amid a dangerous patriarchal world, then you won’t want to miss Cursed Wolf. This thrilling novel strikes the perfect balance between humour, friendship, and slow-burn romance. Grab your copy now!

Written in British English.


Meet Brogan Thomas

Brogan lives in Ireland with her husband and their eleven furry children: five furry minions of darkness (aka the cats), four hellhounds (the dogs), and two traditional unicorns (fat, hairy Irish cobs).

In 2019 she decided to embrace her craziness by writing about the imaginary people that live in her head. Her first love is her husband then number-one favourite furry child Bob the cob, then reading. When not reading or writing, she can be found knee-deep in horse poo and fur while blissfully ignoring all adult responsibilities.

CORA

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Cora has it all—wealth, loveliness—but she doesn’t have a man. They just keep dying on her.

She is the immortal Greek goddess Persephone, living in a Malibu beach house in the twenty-first century. And no matter how much therapy she undergoes, nothing can ease her pain after the recent murder of her husband.

Until she meets Mr. Gabriel Cartwright, a prim and proper young East Coast realtor who’s hired to arrange transfer of her things to her new home in Toronto. Cora likes him. He’s tall, dark and yummy.

But Gabe holds a secret. He has Napean nymph blood, an ancestry that Imada, a despicable secret society of gods and goddesses, has been hunting for centuries. Cora knows this. That’s why she hired him. She wants to be close to him. She wants to care for him. But Imada cares about him too—they want him dead.

Cora can heal wounds and move clouds, but she can’t bring back her husband. Can her attraction to this new guy help her forget her loss? She has her ancient brutish lover Hades, the God of the Underworld, on her side. And Gabe has such a kind, sweet heart and is so handsome. Yeah, she’ll keep her man or tear Imada apart trying.