The Darkness All Around Us

A fiercely solitary scientist who sees dead people. A quirky teen with a knack for climbing skyscrapers. A mysterious stranger shrouded in secrets. And a company that will stop at nothing to spread its influence.

It’s the end of the world—but it’s not too late to save it.

On the verge of being captured by a bloodthirsty gang in a post-disaster America, a scientist on the run must abandon her safe haven and surrender to the trust of a man who might as well wear a “danger” sign on his forehead.

But when she discovers the unthinkable truth behind the country’s downfall, she must decide if she’s willing to team up with the very people who want her dead in order to rescue her kidnapped best friend and destroy a nefarious company before it unleashes a nightmare army of feral creatures.

And time is running out. The company’s plans are nearly complete…

The first installment in a duology of science fiction thrillers, this gripping post-apocalyptic dystopian book is perfect for fans of The Walking Dead, Resident Evil, Zombieland, Aeon Flux, Mad Max, and The Last of Us.

This is not a romance book, but there are two steamy, slow burn romance enemies-to-allies-to-lovers *subplots.* No sex on the page. The sequel will have more steam than the first book. This book is intended for mature readers ages 18+. TWs include addiction, violence, blood and gore, death, and swearing and adult language.


Meet Megan Boley

Megan Boley is a dystopian and urban fantasy author. She loves writing stories with badass women and a healthy dose of plot twists. If she’s not plotting the triumph (or demise) of her next set of characters, you’ll find her at jiu jitsu or reading on the beach.

The Munich Girl

Anna Dahlberg grew up eating dinner under her father’s war-trophy portrait of Eva Braun.
Fifty years after the war, she discovers what he never did—that her mother and Hitler’s mistress were friends.

The secret surfaces with a mysterious monogrammed handkerchief, and a man, Hannes Ritter, whose Third Reich family history is entwined with Anna’s.

Plunged into the world of the “ordinary” Munich girl who was her mother’s confidante—and a tyrant’s lover—Anna finds her every belief about right and wrong challenged. With Hannes’s help, she retraces the path of two women who met as teenagers, shared a friendship that spanned the years that Eva Braun was Hitler’s mistress, yet never knew that the men they loved had opposing ambitions.

Eva’s story reveals that she never joined the Nazi party, had Jewish friends, and was credited at the Nuremberg Trials with saving 35,000 Allied lives. As Anna’s journey leads back through the treacherous years in wartime Germany, it uncovers long-buried secrets and unknown reaches of her heart to reveal the enduring power of love in the legacies that always outlast war.


Meet Phyllis Edgerly Ring

Phyllis Edgerly Ring’s novel, The Munich Girl: A Novel of the Legacies
That Outlast War, explores the enduring effects of a woman’s secret
friendship with Hitler’s mistress, Eva Braun. Phyllis is also the author
of the novel, Snow Fence Road, and of the nonfiction works, Life at
First Sight: Finding the Divine in the Details and With Thine Own Eyes:
Why Imitate the Past When We Can Investigate Reality? She studied plant
sciences and ecology, worked as a nurse, taught English to
kindergartners in China, coordinated programs at a Baha’i conference
center, and returns as often as she can to her childhood home of
Germany.

Elsewhere: A Long Lakes Thriller

Behind the gates lies a secluded community with secrets to die for . . .

The idyllic gated community of Long Lakes, Tennessee, is the perfect location for Italian-born Valentina Bianco to start over after her painful divorce. Except the town isn’t the quiet refuge she thinks it is.

Undercover FBI agent Jack Erikson doesn’t know what to make of the fiery, outspoken beauty he encounters at the general store. He can’t afford to get on the wrong side of the locals while he’s investigating a suspected fraud and is determined to win Valentina over.

Valentina can’t deny the spark between her and Jack, but she senses there’s more to Jack than his easy-going nature. Together, they’re in danger of exposing a dark underbelly of lies and deceit running deep beneath the entire community that’s far deadlier than fraud.

And whoever is behind those secrets is prepared to kill to keep them quiet . . .


Meet Antonella L.M. Rivalta

Antonella L.M. Rivalta is a full-time translator and localization specialist but, as soon as she clocks out of her day job, she shifts gears and writes gripping romantic suspense novels.
Born and raised in Milano, Italy, in 2017 Antonella decided to take the leap from Italy to the United States, along with her perplexed husband, culture-shocked daughter, two stoic dogs and a very sullen cat. After settling in a beautiful gated community in the Tennessee woods, she immediately decided to follow her heart’s pull and start writing the action-packed thriller novels that slowly but steadily take shape in her head during her long hikes. Her own experiences in adjusting to such a vastly different culture are a constant source of inspiration for the Long Lakes series’ main character, Valentina.
When she is not burning the midnight oil writing her next novel, Antonella spends her free time reading, looking for hard-to-find ingredients for her Italian dishes, walking her two Collies and traveling the USA in her RV. An outdoor enthusiast, she enjoys mountain biking and hiking in the Smokies.

Lies and Love

Drea hoped to only see her tiny tourist town in her rear view mirror, but now she’s back to take over the family store. Grandpa insisted and no one says no to Grandpa. When a newcomer arrives in town, Drea is immediately smitten. She knows her old high school friend has a crush on her, but she only has eyes for the mysterious stranger. Just one problem – he’s a bit too mysterious.

Meet April Tompkins

April Tompkins grew up on the prairies of North Dakota and now lives in Minnesota with her husband and her cat Sasha. She is the mother of two strong men. She is not only an author, but an accomplished songwriter and singer, whose independent albums have garnered thousands of plays on Spotify and are featured in music libraries. She is also the creator and editor of a digital music magazine and has been a music blogger since 2007. In her writing universe, April’s characters are not as uncomplicated as they seem. Everyone has a story, but it may take some coaxing to get them to tell it.

Look Up!

Lee escapes her small town for a life do-over in Washington, DC. The problem? New experience overload! The traffic. The Metro. So many different cultures. That cute guy across the street. No. Not him. After what she’s been through? She’s had it with men! Matt’s a jazz guitarist with a dream, and if it means he’s got to give up his daddy’s credit card to busk on street corners by day and bus tables at night, so be it. No time to think about a strange woman’s brazen overtures or that new girl on the street. But think he does – about them both. Lee and Matt’s friendship blooms as they explore Washington, their own racial ignorance, and what they could be to each other. But do they have the guts to rise above a dose of sleaze and old wounds that test their newfound trust?

Meet Sally Crosiar

The fiction bug bit Sally Crosiar (rhymes with closure) hard. Though she’s written two self-help and one children’s book, making stuff up is what she loves most. LOOK UP is Sally’s third novel, book two of connected stories about women from the made-up town of Freedom, Iowa where her debut novel COME BACK was set. When not making stuff up or reading fiction by other authors, Sally she also loves making stuff – mostly wearable art. A farm kid who got her Masters from American University in DC, Sally now lives in the lovely Finger Lakes region of upstate New York where she also loves playing in, on, and near the water.

The Desk & Mountain Escape: Two Clean Romances

THE DESK: When Rachelle Jackson and her brother prepare their father’s house for sale, they discover an old letter stuck in the back of a desk drawer. The letter takes Rachelle on a search that will lead her to all kinds of discoveries, including meeting a man who might change her life. A grown up fairy-tale story of mystical, magical happenings. MOUNTAIN ESCAPE: She planned her escape perfectly. She would hike far into the mountains and disappear, somewhere where her abusive boyfriend would never find her. Of course, that was before a late spring snowstorm in the mountains came up out of nowhere and threatened her life. Then a strange man rescues her. As time passes, Kathryn comes to the realization that all is not as it should be in this place where she finds herself. Eventually, she discovers she is no longer in the 21st century. This is a story of a love that transcends time.

Meet C.M. Morgan

C. M. Morgan is the pseudonym of an author popular in another genre. His stories are paranormal romances–without all the gratuitous sex scenes found in so many others. Just good, clean enjoyable reading!

The Broken Road

Kri’s running from a lot of things. Thankfully, she’s got a plan. She’s moving to DC, issuing a moratorium on dating, and burying herself in work. Air Force Captain Kadyn Rand derails Kri’s plan with hurricane force. He’s determined to win her heart, but someone from her dark past refuses to be ignored. Can Kadyn save Kri from her past or will she remain forever broken?

Meet K.S. Ruff

I live in Northern Virginia with my football-crazed husband, two beautiful daughters, and two psychotic Shih Tzus. I teach courses in international relations, foreign policy, peacekeeping, and human security at the American Military University. What can I say? I still love school. I’ve written six romantic suspense novels in the Broken Series, a middle-grade fantasy novel entitled Saving Tir na nOg, and a children’s book entitled Brave Just Like Me. I’m addicted to coffee, dark chocolate, reading, and writing; although not necessarily in that order. Reading will always be my first love. Writing appears to be edging out coffee for second place, unless it’s morning. In the morning, it’s coffee.

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 Rosey View Of The World

Rosey had a front-row seat in a changing world, but she soon left her seat to push for change, real change. In doing this, Rosey showed her son, the author, the courage needed to fight the obstacles holding him back in his own life. Her life became his greatest story, the story he had to tell.
As she told her soldier husband, the man who broke her heart, “the point is, husband of mine, I never cheated on you, even though you and the Army left me alone for all those years. I spent more than half our marriage being more married to an idea than a man. I think you should say to me, thank you for your service, isn’t that what some people say to you, who respect what you went through in Vietnam? Well, I went through a lot here at home, and I think I deserve the same consideration.”
See history through a new set of eyes in The Rosey View Of The World, the new historical drama written by Andrew Scott Bassett. It’s a history lesson for our time as we witness the events of the twentieth century that shaped our world today. From the beginning of World War II, the Cold War that soon followed, and the war that tore our nation apart, the Vietnam War, it’s all here in this exciting new tale of one woman’s journey to empowerment. Rosey lived the civil rights movement of the 50s and ’60s, as well as the battle for women’s equality that came next, she did this all with her moral compass intact and her stiff British upper lip for the world to see. From the birth of Beatlemania to the king of rock and roll, to the dignity of Martin Luther King Jr., and even the hope of Kennedy’s Camelot, it’s all here in one amazing story.


Meet Andrew Scott Bassett

ANDREW SCOTT BASSETT

Was born to a British mother and an American soldier father. Much of his writing comes from real-life family stories and experiences. In this, his second novel, The Rosey View of the World, he shares the inspiring life of his mother, the real Rosey. Through true stories, tall tales, and creative imagination, he remembers her love passion, humor, and of course, her British stiff upper lip.

I Think I Hate My Friends

Hazel’s a soon-to-be-divorced mother of three who moved to Los Angeles to be near her college friends and start a new chapter. Nicole married her college sweetheart, the surgeon and all-around perfect husband, Harry, but is terrified of losing him forever if she admits to him she doesn’t want children. Ida is the child star who can’t seem to give up on her dream of being an A-list actress. Dinah is the enigmatic poet with a tragic past who remains a puzzle to everyone, even her oldest friends. When one of them is murdered, the remaining friends deal with the aftermath in varied ways, questioning how much they truly know each other. Told through three separate time periods in the lives of these women, I Think I Hate My Friends captures the sometimes toxic, often complex, but ultimately rewarding dynamic of female friendship and the ceaseless search for contentment.

Meet Megan Bushree