Coldren’s Prison

Had it not been the worst f*cking day of my life, I would have woken up to the smell of fresh-roasted coffee, warm bread straight out of the oven, and birds chirping as if I were living in one of those nauseating happily-ever-after fairy tales. Instead, I woke up in some prison, with my arms chained to a wall and blood gushing down my face. Stained clothes and an immense pounding in my head caused concern for my longevity. I had no idea who put me there, nor why they left me in this state. The only way I had a chance to get out was to pull myself together and consider who hated my guts enough to lock me up like this. Admittedly, I made a couple dozen enemies in my life who wouldn’t mourn my death and one of them has made this eerily personal. The big question is, who?

Meet Kevin Gen

Born and raised in the Netherlands to a Dutch father and a New Zealand mother, I have always appreciated a good story. I read young adult mystery books throughout my childhood and soon began writing my own. At age 11, I finished my first book. Five more would follow in the next seven years. As these were written for a hobby rather than for publishing purposes, none of them were made available online or in bookstores. In my University years and my years of travel after, the inner author was put on a hiatus because life got ‘too busy’. Writing was moved to the back burner, where it stayed for fifteen years, long enough for even water to burn. Eventually, the itch to write down the stories that roamed around in my head became too strong to ignore. My writing style and themes switched to darker, heavier topics. A good three years after typing the words ‘Chapter One’, the psychological thriller Coldren’s Prison was printed on paper worldwide.

Father Garbage

What concerns me is whether you rise to shine down from our sky, pushing forward light for my darkest hour, or if you are attempting to drive me away, push me towards something that I don’t even know if I want yet. You are an intimidating presence stamped far above and far away. Pulling the waves inside my body closer to shore until its walls become structurally unsound. All of what makes me, me, will be forced to evacuate. Whatever your intentions may be friend…will you please lend me your company just for tonight? I promise it will be the last time I ask.

Meet Christopher Landry

The Sisters

In a web of deceit, escape is just the beginning.

Ava Cressman’s life takes a twisted turn after her divorce from Spencer. Seeking comfort, she falls into the arms of a mysterious man named Joel Carney, a former college acquaintance. However, when Joel meets Ava’s sister, Tanya, an unsettling connection sparks between them.
Tanya, seemingly innocent, invites Ava and her twin sister, Belle, on a secluded trip to a remote lodge. From the moment they arrive, an ominous atmosphere hangs in the air, hinting at a hidden darkness beneath the surface.
As shocking truths emerge, will Ava find a way to expose the tangled labyrinth of secrets before it’s too late?
The Sisters is a gripping psychological thriller that delves into the depths of manipulation, betrayal, and the darkest corners of the human mind. As Ava fights for her freedom and tries to untangle the lies, she also must face her own demons and find the strength to outsmart those who want to control her life.


Meet Ruth O’Neill

Ruth O’Neill grew up in the ancient Roman city of Bath England, a beautiful peaceful city whose locations are often referred to in her first book Sunshine & Tears. Ruth has always enjoyed helping others and is very committed to her job as a Teaching Assistant for literacy, where she supports young people with Special Educational Needs & Disabilities at the City Academy Bristol. Ruth has three children as well as three young grandchildren who now take up a big part of her life. She lives with her long-term partner Brendan, in the southwest part of the country.

The Icehouse: A Lancashire Detective Mystery (DCI Walker Crime Thrillers Book 1)

After a body turns up in the sleepy village of Rufford, DCI Jonathan Walker returns from leave early. But when the crime is linked to a decades old cold case involving the murder of his sister, the crime becomes personal. “A moody, enveloping crime thriller.” (SPR Editorial Review)

Meet JJ Richards

JJ Richards lives in Lancashire, England, with his wife and young son. Although his works of fiction are exactly that – made up stories – there are times when he wonders where the line between fiction and reality exactly lies. He has yet to definitively find it, stick a flag in it, and map it out for future reference. Sign up to his newsletter at J-J-Richards.com for news of future releases and more.

Journey to the Hopewell Star

★★★★★ GOLD MEDAL WINNER, 2021 READERS’ FAVORITE INTERNATIONAL BOOK AWARDS (Young Adult – Sci-Fi)
A mysterious star could bring stability to her world…or lead her to a blistering end.

Quiet and introverted twelve-year-old Sam Sanderson is comfortable living a simple life on her family’s peaceful farm. That is, until a mysterious visitor arrives one night, thrusting her on a formidable and dangerous journey across galaxies.

With little direction and no training manual, her mission is to find the elusive Hopewell Star to save a dying planet. But with time running out, a destructive business mogul tracking her every move, and deadly disasters threatening her community, she’ll have to rely on her wits, courage, and friends to make things right and restore peace to both worlds…all while surviving seventh grade.

From discovering the secret of the Hopewell Star to locating a lost civilization, this book has it all: exhilarating adventures, mystery and intrigue, and fascinating characters—you won’t be able to put it down!

Praise for Journey to the Hopewell Star:

GOLD MEDAL WINNER, 2021 Readers’ Favorite International Book Awards
WINNER of the Literary Titan Gold Award (December 2020)
GOLD AWARD RECIPIENT, MOM’S CHOICE AWARDS®
“A RED RIBBON WINNER and highly recommended” – The Wishing Shelf
Book Awards 2020 (UK)
A Must-Have New Brunswick Book of 2020 – Atlantic Books Today
LONGLISTED for The Miramichi Reader’s “The Very Best!” Book Awards 2021

“[A] spellbinding story that is impossible to put down.” – Readers’ Favorite

“A well thought out, entertaining fantasy adventure that works on several levels.” – Kirkus Reviews

“Young adult author Hannah D. State effortlessly blends science fiction and fantasy in Journey to the Hopewell Star, an engaging story featuring an alien culture and a destructive megacorporation that is as enjoyable as it is timely.” – IndieReader (starred review)

“Wonderfully imaginative!” – Cary Caffrey, bestselling author of The Girls From Alcyone

“Five stars for a fine debut novel!” – The Miramichi Reader

“A wonderfully engaging fantasy adventure for YA. Cleverly plotted and totally unique, I’d highly recommend it.” – A ‘Wishing Shelf’ Book Review

“Refreshing…well-written and thoughtful.” – Literary Titan

“A page-turner full of surprises.” – The Prairies Book Review

Meet Hannah D. State

Hannah D. State is an award-winning Canadian author. She graduated from McGill University with a BA and earned her MPL from Queen’s University. Hannah is bothered by inequality, violence, greed, complacency, snakes, entering a dark room, and not getting enough sleep. She enjoys writing about strong-willed characters who don’t fit the norm and who overcome great obstacles with perseverance, self-discovery, and help from others. Sometimes Hannah can’t keep up with her characters’ ideas and plans, so she takes breaks, drinks coffee, does yoga and tai chi, and takes nature walks to calm her mind and really listen.

Escape to Osprey Cove


Meet Luisa Marietta Gold

Luisa Marietta Gold was born and educated in Pennsylvania, where she spent a large part of her adult life and worked for a large corporation. After her only daughter was born, she relocated to North Carolina, where she worked as a Realtor and began running a recreational business with her husband. She currently resides on eleven acres near a lake reminiscent of the Rideau lake chain that provides the setting for The Osprey Cove Lodge Series. The series was born from her love of that region of Canada, the outdoors, and lake life. Many years were spent enjoying the Rideau, staying in lodges, and for a time, her privately-owned cottage. Among her many interests are painting, gardening, and cooking.. And, of course, writing and storytelling. But it’s the simple things of life that bring the most enjoyment — the beauty of the trees outside the window of her writing room as they change with the seasons and watching her kitties interact and play. Nearly all of these interests and life experiences are reflected in her books.

Would You Rather

A teacher, a student, a scandal. Thursday morning, Oliver Sager is the popular quarterback of his high school football team. Thursday night, he’s the prime suspect in the disappearance of his history teacher, Mr. Lewis. In an instant, his life is turned upside down. But trying to convince the police he’s innocent is just the beginning of his problems. As a deadly match of cat-and-mouse plays out, the only thing that’s clear is that everyone has something to hide, and before the game is over, more victims will be claimed. Three people know the truth about what happened between Oliver and Mr. Lewis—and one of them will pay. An explosive thriller that packs a punch, with an ending that will leave you reeling.

Meet Shannon Hollinger

With degrees in Crime Scene Technology & Physical Anthropology, Florida author Shannon Hollinger hasn’t just seen the dark side of humanity – she’s been elbow-deep inside of it! She deals with the psychological trauma by torturing others… on the page. In her psychological thrillers, she enjoys writing characters readers love to hate and twists that pack a visceral punch. In her Chief Maggie Riley series, everyone in the small town of Coyote Cove, Maine has a secret – some darker than others. (Her editor insists that the series isn’t about the dogs, but the dogs would disagree.) Her short fiction has appeared in Suspense Magazine, Mystery Weekly, and The Saturday Evening Post, among a number of other magazines and anthologies. To see where you can find more of her work, check out www.shannonhollinger.com.

The Girl He Loves

A married woman discovers a photo of a young woman, and suspects her husband of infidelity. She embarks on an obsessive quest to discover the truth, which leads her to unexpected discoveries. Suspense steamy romance.

Meet Roya Carmen

Roya Carmen is a mom of three, chocoholic, author of romance, fashionista and hopeless romantic. She is the author of the bestselling trilogy The Ground Rules, as well as many other romance series.

A Journey Beyond the Veil

Embark on an extraordinary odyssey that transcends the ordinary in “A Journey Beyond The Veil,” a spellbinding narrative that melds the mystical with human resilience. Prepare to be captivated by a story that ventures into uncharted territories of cosmic mysteries, spiritual enlightenment, and the intricate tapestry of family dynamics. Dive into the Unknown: In the opening pages, you’re beckoned into a world where the supernatural intertwines with the familiar. As the Society of Light’s prophecy unfolds, Cindy Badley’s tragic death becomes the linchpin propelling her son Mark into a destiny beyond imagination. Portals to Forgotten Realms: Traverse the portals to forgotten realms as Mark and Vernor embark on a transcendent journey to ancient Babylon. Celestial beings known as the Watchers guide humanity, but their benevolent facade conceals a sinister plan. The duo’s quest for purpose and connection after Cindy’s death unravels a plot to corrupt and destroy humanity, setting the stage for a saga that promises revelations beyond the veil. Intricacies of Family Dynamics: Delve into the intricacies of family dynamics as secrets unravel and forbidden desires come to light. Peter Badley’s clandestine affair with Luisa unravels hidden truths, pushing Mark to navigate the tumultuous waters of forgiveness amidst family turmoil and concealed revelations. The weight of choices becomes a recurring theme as characters grapple with trust, betrayal, and the quest for redemption. Spiritual Awakening and Enlightenment: Mark’s transformative quest for enlightenment unfolds against the backdrop of the Society of Light. Guided by mentors like Darius and Raum, he forges connections, encounters fallen angels, and discovers a hidden agenda that threatens to plunge the world into darkness. The narrative promises a unique exploration of spiritual awakening, celestial clashes, and the delicate dance between light and shadows. Navigating Cosmic Battles: Journey with Mark and his steadfast friends as they stand against malevolent forces, invoking divine strength and witnessing the haunting retreat of the demonic abyss. The narrative unfolds with vivid imagery, cosmic battles, and a relentless pursuit of justice that promises an immersive experience beyond the realms of conventional storytelling. Promise of Redemption Through Sacrifice: As Mark confronts Lucifer’s beguilement and faces unintended fatal consequences, the promise of redemption emerges through sacrificial visions. The narrative weaves a tapestry of celestial intervention, transformative redemption, and the inexorable pursuit of purpose, challenging the conventions of storytelling and offering readers an unparalleled and emotionally resonant experience. Healing Through Forgiveness: Join Kate and Mark on a soulful quest for forgiveness as they confront past mistakes, rebuild shattered trust, and embrace the potential for a stronger future. Remorse and hope become the building blocks for healing, promising readers a cathartic journey of renewal and emotional depth. Invitation to Transformation: Mark extends an invitation to Kate and Peter, leading them to the Church of Hope. Doubts dissipate in the wake of a sermon on divine love, and baptism becomes a symbol of profound transformation—a shared commitment to a journey of faith and love. The narrative promises an exploration of spiritual metamorphosis and a fresh perspective on the intersection of faith and personal growth. In “A Journey Beyond The Veil,” prepare to be hooked from the very beginning as the narrative unfolds with a promise of cosmic mysteries, revelations, and emotional depth that transcend the conventions of storytelling. This is more than a tale; it’s an immersive experience, an exploration of the unknown, and a promise of something entirely new in the realm of fiction.

Meet Dawid Marczak

I’m a historian and writer from Poland’s Tuchola region, now live in Iceland after extensive travels. My faith and familial bonds remain central to my life. A profound encounter with the supernatural during my youth shaped my distinct perspective, inspiring a unique lifelong interest. My global explorations exposed me to diverse cultures, shaping my understanding of beliefs, traditions, and human stories. Through my writing, I endeavor to share messages of hope and redemption.