Here are some specials and new releases by Brandie June, SI CLARKE , Kevin M. Penelerick, D.W. Patterson, Brittany M. Willows, Shelley Russell Nolan, Mike Mollman, Christine Schulz, Frasier Armitage and Dave Walsh.
by Brandie June
If Nor can’t spin gold, she can always spin lies.
When seventeen-year-old Nor rescues a captured faerie in the woods, he gifts her with a magical golden thread she can use to summon him for a favor. Instead, Nor uses it for a con—to convince villagers to buy straw that can be transformed into gold. Her trick works a little too well, attracting the suspicion of Prince Casper, who hates nobody more than a liar. Intent on punishing Nor, he demands that she spin a room of straw into gold and as her reward, he will marry her. Should she refuse or fail, the consequences will be dire. Desperate for help, Nor summons the faerie’s aid, launching a complicated dance as she must navigate between her growing feelings for both the prince and faerie boy and who she herself wishes to become.
The Left Hand of Dog
by SI CLARKE
Escaping intergalactic kidnappers has never been quite so ridiculous.
When Lem and her faithful dog, Spock, retreat from the city for a few days of hiking in Algonquin Park, the last thing they expect is to be kidnapped by aliens. No, scratch that. The last thing they expect is to be kidnapped by a bunch of strangely adorable intergalactic bounty hunters aboard a ship called the Teapot.
After Lem falls in with an unlikely group of allies – including a talking horse, a sarcastic robot, an overly anxious giant parrot, and a cloud of sentient glitter gas – the gang must devise a cunning plan to escape their captors and make it back home safely.
But things won’t be as easy as they first seem. Lost in deep space and running out of fuel, this chaotic crew are faced with the daunting task of navigating an alien planet, breaking into a space station, and discovering the real reason they’re all there…
Packed with preposterous scenarios, quirky characters, and oodles of humour, The Left Hand of Dog tackles complex subjects such as gender, the need to belong, and the importance of honest communication. Perfect for fans of Charlie Jane Anders’ Victories Greater than Death and The Long Way to a Small by Becky Chambers – especially ones who enjoy endless references to Red Dwarf, Star Trek, and Doctor Who. This book will show you that the universe is a very strange place indeed.
The Division: Ember’s Quest
by Kevin M. Penelerick
A young girl is all that stands between elemental forces trying to destroy her world.
Sent on a mysterious quest by her poisoned father, she is left to face the threat alone!
Will she find the answers she seeks?
Will they help her stop their enemies?
Will she find a cure for her father?
Find out in The Division: The World Between Worlds!
Book 1 – Ember’s Quest
The Lattice Of Space
by D.W. Patterson
Even with Robot Planet in ruins and the deaths of hundreds of their robotic compatriots the four robots Dag, Sigmund, Walker and Hanson were working hard to save humanity from possible extinction. All they have to do is restart the Big Bang to prevent the quickly decaying lattice of spacetime from destroying all.
If they can.
“The Lattice of Space” is a novel set in the future (2600s) and is the thirtieth tale in the Future Chron Universe. Next story in the series is the novel “Time Wars”. Hard Science Fiction – Old School.
See the author’s blog dwarrpatt.blogspot.com for more information.
by Brittany M. Willows
A girl full of heart
A thief touched by darkness
A boy with a fiery temper
An unwitting servant of evil
The era of magic was once thought to be a myth, but after the Reemergence ushered forces both dark and light into the mundane world, it has since become a harsh reality. Now those affected by this strange power—a specialized group of Empowered called Jokers, known collectively as Cardplay—must protect their world from the darkness that threatens to consume it, all the while fighting for equality in a society clinging to normalcy.
But the Reemergence was only the beginning.
When another influx occurs on the seventh anniversary of that fateful event, an unfortunate encounter at ground zero lands Iori Ryone, a teenage boy in possession of a corrupt and legendary magic, in the care of recent Joker graduate Ellen Amelia Jane. From him, she learns the Reemergence may not have been the inevitable natural disaster it first seemed.
Someone is trying to tear down the barrier that separates the magical realms from the mundane. The question is, can Cardplay stop them before it’s too late
Bloody Spade is the first installment in an urban fantasy duology that follows a cat-eared thief and a spirited girl as they try to navigate his wild magic, her hotheaded brother, a sinister plot, and the feelings they’re developing for each other.
Arcane Awakenings The Collection
by Shelley Russell Nolan
Extraordinary abilities. Ruthless adversaries. Handsome allies.
All six novellas in one collection.
Six young women discover hidden powers that make them the target of unscrupulous adversaries. Only by learning to harness their newfound abilities and work together will they be able to gain their freedom. As they fight to break free, they soon learn that more is at stake than just their lives.
Arcane Awakenings – a fast-paced paranormal fantasy novella series
Becoming A Druid
by Mike Mollman
A simple quest becomes a life and death struggle. A headstrong acolyte’s quest collides with a despotic, mage’s plans for domination. Turning to his order, he finds hostility and intrigue within the druid ranks. Haggard, hunted and alone he must fulfill his quest . . . or die trying.
Dawn of a Demon
by Christine Schulz
The fight to save my city and everyone in it has only just begun. It’s time to sharpen the cat claws and unleash the spider fangs because this half shifter always catches her prey.
When a toxic memory-warping drug starts breaking the minds of everyone in the city, it becomes my mission as a military soldier to hunt down the criminal mastermind responsible before its deadly magic claims any more lives. But when the target I’m pursuing attacks my father and I watch helplessly as a good friend perishes before my eyes, things get personal. Now, I’ll bend every rule to bring down the savage who dragged my family and friends into this mess.
Unfortunately, saving the city and the people I care about comes at a cost. When I discover the true reason this magic has infested my home, I’m forced to make an impossible choice: do I protect the people I love or put an end to this catastrophe once and for all to stop more minds from being destroyed ever again?
Rememory: A Science Fiction Novelette
by Frasier Armitage
In the future, memory is currency. Felix is broke, on the run, with nothing in his head but a combination of numbers.
Someone robbed him of his mind. Now it’s time he took it back.
by Dave Walsh
The Emperor of the galaxy has fallen, slain at the hands of his own son.
Forced into exile, Katrijn was tasked with a mission sent to her by her father from beyond the grave: free the people of the Andlios Republic. Her biggest hurdle? First it’s the assassins sent after her by the emperor. After years alone on the fringes of the galaxy, who will be there to help her dethrone the mad emperor and reclaim the throne. Then, it’s dealing with her brother…
The Mad Emperor himself.
Katrijn must carve her own path forward, forging new alliances and swallowing her pride to take whatever help she can find along the way, no matter how… unconventional that help seems, even from sworn enemies.
If dethroning her deranged brother isn’t hard enough, she’s not the only one gunning for the throne, making it a deadly race to save the people of Andlios in this action-packed space epic.