Dead Cereus

When the rare night-blooming cereus plant is scheduled to open its petals at Shellesby College’s Night Lights Gala, Holly Jackson is there—and so is a killer. Events unfold that not only place her scholarship on the line, but also her life…and that of her rival.
Holly finds herself racing the clock to save her arch-nemesis, secure her scholarship, and catch a murderer…if she can! This is the ultimate escape book with an epic romance and a fantastic, unique mystery rolled into one hilarious story. In fact, it just might be the funniest book you’ve read all year!
Here is what The Prairies Book Review had to say about Dead Cereus:
“Seamon is a master at creating atmospheric settings, and cozy mystery lovers will find it easy to fall under her spell. An appealing, witty heroine, a gem of a leading man, and well-constructed setting and plot make this one a must-read for both mystery lovers and fans of chick-lit literature. Readers will look forward to more of Holly and William’s adventures.”
Enter the world of Dead Cereus; you’ll never want to leave. Pick up a copy of Dead Cereus today! Kira Seamon is the debut author with the killer imagination.


Meet Kira Seamon

Kira Kanani Seamon was born and raised in Hawaii. A polymath, Kira is a gold medal/state winner in piano performance and a National and two-time Regional Dance Champion. She’s also an award-winning photographer, and in 2020, she received the prestigious Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award, for which she appeared in the Wall Street Journal that same year.
Kira has been featured in the Writers and Readers’ Magazine, DRIFT Travel magazine, as well as fifty other newspaper features. Her horror short story, A Cereus Curse, is published in Terror Tract’s Hell-o-Ween 2021 anthology. Her debut novel, Dead Cereus, releases in January of 2022 and has already received a five-star review from Readers’ Favorite and the Royal Dragonfly Award in the romance category.

In Our Blood

THE FIRST TWIST WILL STUN YOU. THE SECOND AND THIRD WILL FLOOR YOU. A grieving detective on the edge. A best-selling author tormented by his past. A ruthless killer who will stop at nothing. All bound by one horrific secret. The most shocking case of Jake Hawksworth’s career has haunted him for years. Now it’s returned…with a vengeance.

Meet William J. Goyette

I’ve been a word nerd for as long as I can remember. My mind is always in the on position, with new stories and characters constantly brewing. Right now, I have about a half dozen ideas for future novels banging around in my head. I’m currently working on the second Jake Hawksworth mystery, entitled Phobia. When I’m not lost in my fictional world, I’m traveling the real world with my wife, spending quality time with my two daughters, or rolling around on the ground with my dog.

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. Ellen was born to suffer and watch those around her succumb to their misfortune. With the deaths of both of her natural parents, Ellen experiences more sadness, loss and tragedy than most people would endure during several lifetimes. Clayton, the hero of The Legacy, loses his father in a mysterious accident before he is old enough to remember him. The questions that surround the family tragedy follow Clayton, and his vivid dreams of others begin to move him closer to who he was always meant to be —even without his knowledge. Clayton flourishes professionally as a successful chef-entrepreneur and takes matters into his own hands to save the planet through innovation and cutting-edge technology. Johanna is a shut-in destined to endure a cycle of addiction and depression as she attempts to remember her life before her abduction. Shedding her former life, and being lost without ever claiming another, Johanna is forced outside of her zone of tolerated discomfort and directly into the middle of an ancient force of nature. Azra’s mysterious origins are revealed to show her complicated place in the Universe and how she, and only she, has the ultimate power to change everything. 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

The Legacy is Mark Snyder Jr’s debut novel. Mark Snyder Jr has spent most of his life as an English and Composition teacher, helping students grasp a greater understanding of research, literary criticism, and all other facets of academic writing.

I call him HIM

Reeling from the loss of his family, a lone warrior embarks across a post-apocalyptic wasteland on a quest for revenge. But his need for vengeance has consumed his soul and there is only one person who can save him from the call to darkness — a young girl with a mystical power. In a desperate battle of good vs. evil, can the duo defeat the ultimate darkness? Or will they both be doomed? Bestselling author Scott W Kimak takes the classic theme of good and evil and gives it a modern twist in this action-packed tale of the importance of keeping hope in the bleakest of circumstances.

Meet Scott W. Kimak

Scott Kimak is the bestselling author of the “I call him HIM trilogy. He is also a history teacher and Kung Fu master. He came up with the story “I call him – HIM” when he was a teenager but failed miserably to put pen to paper. It took nearly forty years for him to make a second attempt. This time the words flowed unrestrained. Mr. Kimak lives in Harlingen Texas with the love of his life Diana and their six annoying pets.

The Hunted

Talon pulled the note from her pocket, staring at it with dread, then forced herself to open it. An icy chill ran down her spine as she read, the words on the paper as cold as ice: “I am going to kill you, young assassin, but you will not die in peace. You will first suffer the horror of knowing that your death is imminent, but without knowing where or when you will die…” When the assassin’s guild made Talon an offer she was willing to kill for, she had to accept. Join them, and she would have the chance to hunt down the bandits who had brutally murdered her parents. Her life would never be the same, and a secret world of crossbows and daggers would become the norm, but it was a price she willingly paid for an opportunity she never thought possible. A death threat was never part of the bargain. She had always been the hunter, the one stalking her prey, but now the roles were reversed. Why did someone want her dead? How long did she have before they came for her? The clock was ticking, and questions went unanswered. Yet somehow, she had to uncover and stop her unknown assailant before time ran out. THE HUNTED is a low fantasy story with an unlikely and intoxicating mix of assassins, wizardry, and love that keeps you enthralled, chapter after chapter.

Meet Robert G. Schweiner

Rob was born and raised in the football-rich city of Green Bay, Wisconsin. And it’s where he continues to live, staying close to family and friends. His love of science fiction and fantasy spans decades – a craving that led to joining a Dungeons & Dragons group when the game was still in its infancy, and where he met his wife of over 30 years. During that span, he designed and ran some of his own campaigns, ultimately writing a novel based on one of his many D&D adventures. His enjoyment of that experience inspired The Hunted – his first original creation. When Rob isn’t writing, he enjoys fishing and golfing (“surf & turf”), softball and basketball, running and biking, and has dabbled in paintball, dirt biking, radio-controlled airplanes, and homebrewing (yes, he’s somewhat of a beer snob).

Cauldron

In legends, a witch’s cauldron brewed evil into reality through spells, rituals, and wicked power. Today’s Cauldron is little different. When evil men and women hunger for power the limits and constraints are set aside. The only issue is the goal. Control. Mike Trapper is faced with a string of murders on the streets of Washington, D.C. that raise threats to national security. The pursuit of those behind the wickedness unveils corruption of unimaginable levels in both society and government. Those in the midst of the sandal also hold the reins of power. How can they be challenged or exposed? And who has the courage to make that challenge?

Meet Stephen T Gerdel

Introducing the fifth book in my Oak Mountain series bringing familiar characters into the adventure once again. Please join me in the adventure as unknown persons seek to sell out the nation, and ultimately, bring the country to its knees. Our hero, Mike Trapper, faces the challenge only to discover the corruption reaches the highest levels of power in the land. Follow his quest to reveal the sinister plot.

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. Journey to the Hopewell Star is her first novel. You can find her author page on Facebook.

Sinfluenced

Bryan Hoenig has it all. A wardrobe full of the most fashionable and one of a kind clothes, millions of adoring social media followers skyrocketing him to full-blown influencer status and a future stake in a major European construction company. But beneath Bryan’s perfectly curated surface lies a shattered life crippled by depression and self-esteem issues. One just fragile enough that an outlandish comment from a digital stranger sends him spiraling out of control and into the intoxicating embrace of the New York City nightlife – drunk and ready for any trouble that comes his way. As Bryan gives himself to the music and gets lost in the sweaty sea of the dance floor, he crosses paths with Vic, a tall and incredibly sexy stranger who finds himself on the receiving end of Bryan’s drunken confessions. But what started as a loose-lipped tell all at the bar turns into something darker as the lives of the two men become more and more entangled. When Vic’s obsessive nature comes dangerously close to the surface, he immerses himself into Bryan’s life, desperate to protect him from everything and anyone – by any means necessary. But how far is too far? How far will Vic go to keep the sins of his past from derailing his carefully-laid plans for the future? Because you know what they say about the secrets we keep…the only way to truly get rid of them is to hit the kill switch.

Meet B.J. Irons

BJ Irons works in the field of education. Many of his personal experiences as a gay man, have contributed to his works. Being a part of the LGBTQIA+ community himself, BJ hopes to continue to bring more fun fictional works to his LGBTQIA+ readers. The world could always use a little more color and fun.