In these three dark and brooding short stories, set in and around the US state of Nevada, a cast of disparate characters struggle with greed and temptation, and the cursed lure of easy money… an old man goes in search of his son in the aftermath of a terrible storm, a couple down on their luck make a life-changing discovery and an ex-cop has one last impossible decision to make…
There’s a fine line between innocence and guilt. An even finer line between justice and revenge.
Shy and sensible Laura prefers the company of her books to the real world – let alone that cesspit online. But when her best friend Emily becomes the victim of horrific cyberbullying, she makes it her all-engulfing mission to track down the worst culprits using her finely-tuned data skills.
Petite corporate financier Suki is about to outshine the stupid boys at her firm: she’s leading the acquisition of Edinburgh’s most exciting start-up. If only she could get its brilliant, but distracted, co-founder Laura to engage.
Event planner Claire is left to salvage the start-up’s annual conference after her colleague Emily fails to return to work. She’s determined to get a promotion out of it, but her boss isn’t playing ball.
As the women’s paths intertwine, the insidious discrimination they each face comes to light. Emboldened by Emily’s tragic experience, they join forces to plot the downfall of all those who’ve wronged them.
But with emotions running high, will the punishments fit the crimes?
Red Dog Press
Before THE ANTONIDES LEGACY came the tale of Mortan Ranger, a man who risked everything to save his country and his heart…
Guilty over the inability to save his family, Mortan Ranger sets out to destroy the dragons who slaughtered them.
While hunting for his next kill, Mortan meets Elys Aulandri, the princess of an Agmantian tribe, intent on avenging those who have wronged her. When Mortan and Elys discover they are working toward the same goal, they band together to evade the forces of the evil necromancer Vargrim Nix and purge the last remaining dragons from their world.
Set a thousand years before the events of THE ANTONIDES LEGACY, finally uncover how dragons disappeared from the world and the prophecy set in motion to bring them back.
1) Stay inside between dusk and dawn.
2) Close and lock the copper and silver screens.
3) Report anyone suspected of infection immediately
This volume contains all three books in the beloved Half-Pocalypse young adult series, “Wilders.” This series follows the world through the outbreak of a blood based virus, and looks at how the world changes – and how humans adapt. Filled with strong, likeable female characters and the coolest cat in fiction – the Wilders trilogy will keep you on the edge of your seat.
The Wire crosses the pond.
Ed is a detective who handles informants. He recruits Ben, a young man, who is treading a dangerous path into the criminal underworld.Ben’s unsure of where his loyalties lie. They have to find a way to work together despite their differences. Both men are drawn into the world of Troy, a ruthless and brutal leader of an Organised Criminal Network.
Ben is torn between two worlds as he tries to walk the impossible line between criminality and helping Ed combat crime. He lives in fear of discovery. When your life is thrown upside down who do you turn to in order to survive? Set against the backdrop of the 2012 Olympic Games, How the Wired Weep is a fast paced urban thriller where time is against both men as they attempt to serve their own agendas.
Publisher: Fahrenheit Press
A young orphan on the run from the King. A warlock with the power to protect her. And, the fighter holding them together.
The Rive, a realm ruled by the iron grip of a war-hungry King, is on the brink of rebellion and Lyvanne, a young girl who has witnessed a vision of his downfall, is the key to victory, whether she wants to be involved or not. Forced to leave her loved ones behind, her life becomes a deadly game of cat and mouse. With the King willing to stop at nothing if it means finding the one who threatens his reign. But when a defiant insurgent group known as The Spring takes her into their protection, Lyvanne is offered something she never could have dreamed of before. The chance to fight back, the chance to make a difference.
Embark on a journey of self-discovery and political upheaval as a common street rat takes the first steps of her great journey along the paths of love, magic, and war.
Anchorage, Alaska. A place where people don’t care if someone goes missing. A place where Leia Walker tries her hardest to hide from the world, wanting a normal life without anxiety and OCD.
But Leia’s bubble pops when an old friend is back in town and twists Leia’s reality . A bloody event proves what Leia is scared to learn—Sophie Gardner, her old high school friend and saviour from the bullies, is a vampire.Forced to run away with Sophie, Leia’s life takes a terrifying turn when vampires and hunters come after them.The only thing preventing them from losing themselves is their friendship..
But will it be enough to escape the inevitable blood bath?
Imagine being a dhampir, then waking as a vampire.
Ivy just began her journey as a dhampir and now she has to face her newest task: learning the ways of a newborn vampire. As each twist and turn weave in and out of Ivy’s life, so do the mystery and betrayal of the ones around her. Jackson was caught in a lie, Theodore is nowhere to be found, and the mysterious boy has left her with more questions than answers.
The Imperium Council has been hiding secrets, secrets that Ivy is now beginning to understand as she tries to uncover the truth of the dead girls in the basement. Who are they really? Why do they keep showing up at the mansion? Are Ivy’s memories the clues to all the missing pieces?
With everything overflowing around her, she is faced with more hard choices, especially when it comes to love. Can she trust Trent? Can she learn to forgive Jackson? Hearts will be broken and lines will be crossed.
When Heather was born, everyone thought she would die due to her weak heart. Upon her mother’s callings, a demon showed up and saved her life by sharing his heart with hers. There was only one condition; she would live until the demon’s powers ran out. Not knowing anything about the mark she had on her chest from the day she remembers herself, she falls in love with the demon, marking the start of a forbidden love…
What happens when she finds out the secrets her aunt and the demon have been keeping deeply hidden from her?
From the author of EVERGREEN, THE BEAR: a dark psychological epic, and THUNDER SNOW.
FRAGMENTS is a collection of literary short stories and flash fiction from Thomas J. Torrington. The eclectic stories in this anthology range from thought-provoking, to dark and disturbing, to heartwarming, to edge-of-your-seat suspenseful and will challenge beliefs, awaken the soul, and speak to the spark of divine humanity within every reader.
12 short stories, 33 works of flash fiction, 1 incredible collection.
They made her the perfect superhuman. She was never meant to be a hero. Talents are inhumanly fast, and incredibly strong. Each one wields a unique ability, but together, they are the Talented. As a team of 10 superhumans, they watch over the frail and the innocent. The military wants to control them. Crowds adore them. But perfection comes at a cost: their memories.
Cameran Monroe is the strongest of the Talents, but she soon discovers how different she really is.
To find the truth about what she is, Cameran must fight against the abilities taking over her body. But with each truth she uncovers, she grows weaker and must race against the unreliability of her own mind.
Trauma, mental illness, attention-deficiency, aches, ailments, and sentimental bearings:
Cerulean is the poetry book that takes it all the way there and doesn’t beg for forgiveness along the way. It trudges both onward and backwards without apologizing, the author launching herself and her readers into pain, despair, bewilderment, blood, gore, self-imprisonment, mental battlegrounds, and her own, demonic undertakings in a way she never has before.
This collection represents the twistings and turnings which arose from the author’s attempt to finally release her early adulthood into her haunted past, only to discover that the latter is, and always will be, among the most inevitable parts of her existence.
John Wilander finds himself reluctantly drawn to an ambitious investigation of a clandestine theory–lured into the rabbit hole by his enigmatic new friend from Stockholm University, the privileged William Milton. William is intensely determined to exhume the mother of all conspiracy theories from its dormancy and usher in the renaissance of a notorious worldview that has been dead and buried for five hundred years…until now.As John’s pleas for sanity fall on deaf ears, a decision is made. With the aid of astrophysicist Dr. Celeste Wood, the table is set for a voyage to Antarctica that, if successful, could re-shape the world as we know it for all the years to come–with or without him.
In Gareth L. Powell’s Ragged Alice a detective in a small Welsh town can literally see the evil in people’s souls.
Orphaned at an early age, DCI Holly Craig grew up in the small Welsh coastal town of Pontyrhudd. As soon as she was old enough, she ran away to London and joined the police. Now, fifteen years later, she’s back in her old hometown to investigate what seems at first to be a simple hit-and-run, but which soon escalates into something far deadlier and unexpectedly personal—something that will take all of her peculiar talents to solve.
At the Publisher’s request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
It’s 1988, and four women have gone missing from a small town. When one of the bodies is discovered in a shallow grave by the lake, Alice Foster goes to dangerous lengths to find out who is responsible. After all, she’s next on his list.
In search of closure after her grandmother’s mysterious death, Alice moves to Wintersburg, completely unaware of the missing women. While shopping at the local grocery store, she sees a Missing Person’s poster on a bulletin board. She examines the photographs and names of the four women listed, but one thing in particular stands out — they all look eerily similar to each other, and to her.
What if there was a power like no other? What if one drunken slouch happened to stumble where nobody has stumbled before and discovered the ability to teleport!
Before he can think about saving the day, Wiseman must endure a journey of self-reflection by earning the trust of his friends and overcoming his greatest weakness, booze. Even if the path is filled with comic book cliché, inappropriate one liners and genre busting fourth wall action.
Not all heroes in this world are the same and with great power comes the possibility to go viral! This is a story that will unite humanity…
Kurt Wiseman is the Teleporter!
“A room without books is like a body without a soul.”
― Marcus Tullius Cicero