Preface Melina is the fifth book in the series. Then again, she is technically the 4th, but I decided to split Ahi in two. As of now, you may have noticed the order I take with my books. The Melina story has some magical elements here and there. The dragons only play a bit role in this story. The book focuses on Melina's adventures as a courtesan. She was bought as a slave, by the figurehead of Sassari to play court politics. This book also focuses on the religion of the people of Saturnastra. Most fantasy books tend to avoid the ...
Does the human spirit bend to the shape of dark confinements?
What remains in human mind, when all memories are purged from it?
The author is not exactly craving to find out, but is still curious.
And so, the story is about that.
On the 16th June 2026 war was declared between America and Russia. The majority of the western nations sided with America. Russian counted China, North Korea and Iran as her friends. The war lasted for 262 days until an English bio-chemist called Solomon Johnson unleashed his deadly Ephium virus on the west's enemies.
The Ephium virus was designed to do nothing more than scare the Russians and its allies into submission with its Ebola-like symptoms. But what happened on the day the bombs were dropped changed humanity for ever.
Preface I think this is the eight book in the series. When you write so much, you tend to lose track at a certain point. Then again, I think I should number the books. The reason I have not done so is because you can read the books in any particular order. Only Ahi has a true sequel. The rest are parallel novels. They take place in the same world, but at different times and places. Monkey King takes place 4 years after the main stories. He has returned to Saturnastra for reasons he does not want to get into. The first time he visited ...
The village of Klemeth, Oregon has stood abandoned for almost two decades, a victim of a terrible disaster which befell the close-knit community one fateful summer night in June of 1966, a disaster which wiped out the village's entire population and left it a ghost town. The rest of the country moved on and has long since forgotten about the horrors which took place there, but the storm which was supposed to have passed years before yet lingers in Lane County.
In the winter of 1982, Ethan Wade takes up residence in an old mansion on ...
Falling from nobility, Zen Luo became a humble slave and served as a human punchbag for his former cousins. Inadvertently, he found a way to refine himself into a weapon and a legend started because of that. With a strong belief in never surrender, he strove for revenges and pursued big dreams. Warriors from various clans contended for hegemony and the world was stirred. Relying on the body that was comparable to a powerful weapon, Zen beat his numerous enemies on his way to the immortality. Would he succeed eventually?
With the coronation fast approaching, the Cathedral of St. George the Dragonslayer cannot afford trouble. But come it does, while the cathedral choir director is at the Dragon's Breath Organ, practicing the anthem he wrote at King William's own request. While explaining some technical terms to his understudy, the choir director decides to show off a little.
In the process, he releases an ancient menace from long before humanity came through the worldgate to this place. An entity that strikes him blind, and threatens further harm to ...
After the horrific disappearance of a young girl while chalking on her drive, we journey into a troubled mind, but not that of the madman: enter a young boy destined for revenge, hell-bent on righting a wrong, and the only thing standing in his way: father time.
A terrorist attack of monumental proportions has struck Britain, destroying homes and taking tens of thousands of lives.
And now there is another threat.
Following a downpour of red rain, the dead have begun to rise and attack the living.
With hope fading and survivors dwindling, what future remains for those who can only ever be... Prey for the Dead
YOU'VE LOST A LOVED ONE. A MOTHER. A FATHER. A BROTHER OR SISTER. HAVE YOU EVER WONDERED IF THEY'RE STILL WATCHING?
Robert Lieber lost his mother to cancer when he was a child... and now he's been diagnosed with what is now a family legacy.
Even though he can't sleep, he can't stop dreaming... of a woman... white as light... and a little girl riding into a desert frontier town... her parents cut down on the steps of an inn, screams of "Witch" rising into the air...
They were legends... some lived for centuries... they held the ...
Not once in her life did farm girl Renee Crocker, imagine she would encounter a world found only in the minds of myth-seeking men. Although what they sought were not always unheard of in other parts of the world, those very things they found would all be a complete mystery to the town folk of Burkett, Texas.
Renee's life changed late one evening during supper, when a handsome stranger came knocking on the door of the Crocker family farm house... and was invited inside. It didn't take long for Renee to discover a great number of ...
Bugs. Crawling in the dark. At the edges of his vision. Stan Montgomery sees them everywhere. Are the bugs real, or is Stan on the verge of a mental breakdown? Read this Twilight-Zone inspired short story to find out... but not alone at night.
Selected Short Stories Featuring Cry Wolf features fifteen diverse short stories, subject matter including space travel, werewolves, cannibalism, and commitment issues. It includes The Dread Wolf's Bane, an exclusive short story set in the world of The Necromancer's Gambit.
The Gambit: The Dread Wolf's Bane: Knight, a magical detective, intervenes when a young werewolf unable to remember who or what he is, is detained in juvenile hall on the night of a full moon.
Canary: Miners struggle to maintain calm after a cave in.
Lost In ...
It's been said that sometimes the darkness can show you the light. But, for Armani Belvedere, this has not been the case. Tragedy struck him and his fiancee, Simone. He was put in a forced coma. When he wakes, he finds out she was murdered and he vows undying vengeance to the ones responsible for taking the only person he ever loved.
The Dark Ones, a group of Vigilante Vampires approach Armani and promise to help him find the murderers. But, under one condition. Armani must die to himself, become a vampire and join The Dark Ones in ...
From the wastelands of a hopeless future to the slums of today, the Black Gods' power and influence cannot be ignored. Helping anyone no matter which side of the law they are, these powerful beings have the power to shape or destroy worlds.
Follow eleven men and women as they use, or be used, by the Black Gods. Using their power to make their dreams come true.
Or their lives, and their love ones, an endless nightmare.
Stella is three years into the apocalypse and there are still too many zombies to kill. Three years since the crash and the fall of the angels; three years since she was the Cynosure, champion of the Games and the most famous person in the world; three years of living with Hook and Gregor; three years without a proper bed; three years without television; three years without the internet; three years since mobile phones. But now she's found a mobile that works and there is a signal...
Stella the Zombie Killer Volume One contains the ...
It's the full moon, and our werewolf has been invited to dinner with the local vicar by his widowed neighbor. A home-cooked meal for this bachelor sounds pretty good. He's starting to get very hungry...
Max is an LA native with a troubled and mysterious past. His attempt at a new start is interrupted when a natural disaster unleashes a hellish and ancient epidemic that alters those infected in unspeakable ways. Along with his best friend and the girl they both love he must survive both the night and the journey home to the only family he has left. Can he reconcile his past with his present and find the strength he needs to survive? Will his dark secret destroy any chance he has to claim the love he so desires? Join our trio on a ...
Doyle Cerberus has never loved anyone.
But a chance encounter with a beautiful woman sets his cold dead heart on fire. He can't help but watch her every move.
Lana Whitlock's happiness is ripped away from her when a violent attack proves fatal for her girlfriend, Francine, as they celebrate their engagement.
Ever watchful, Doyle sees his opportunity.
Not to be the hero, but to save Lana and satisfy his own needs.
But he has misjudged her.
Instead of being grateful, all she craves is vengeance.
Her nightmare began with him. Now ...
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From the creators of the #1 bestseller The Box Under The Bed horror anthology comes Dark Visions, 34 horror stories from 27 authors.
Tag along on a con man's New Orleans vacation where he gets more than he bargained for from a mysterious voodoo shop. A collection of family photos reveals an eerie secret about a beloved grandmother's true nature. A child's horrifying memories haunt her into adulthood. A new camp counselor learns that the camp has secrets she might not live to ...
Heroes don't always walk in the light.
The fate of the world is balanced on a knife's edge. Despite everything Madden and Eva have been through to prevent it, the ARC Council is in disarray and demons roam the Earth.
The Apocalypse is closer than ever, and the solution couldn't be further from her grasp. Eva has to throw off the yolk of personal tragedy and follow her destiny to the one place she doesn't want to go.
The one place she cannot hope to avoid.
Jane Callahan is a reclusive, seventeen-year-old high school student dealing with the death of her beloved brother. Her home in Southern California with her mother is a constant reminder of her loss and pain. In hopes of escaping her past she moves to North Bend Oregon to live with her father, where she meets a beautiful boy named Aidan Summers.
Jane is intrigued by his looks as well as his unusual ways of attempting to get her attention. After months of uncommon conversation and frustration, an uncertain romance brews between Jane ...
Jasken can see the future. His Dreams come true. But he's not the only one.
The Obscurate holds over a hundred dreamers. They watch over the Empire of the Seven Winds, guarding its future -- protecting its citizens from murder and preventing dissidence against the emperor.
Jasken has accepted his duty, until he Dreams of someone he loves committing a crime. But how can he save them, when everyone around him can see the future too?
What would perfect darkness look like? And what would happen if you saw it?
When Pavlik becomes obsessed with the idea of seeing perfect darkness, it becomes a distraction from the pod's duty as asteroid miners. Little does he know that danger lies in opening one's mind to the things that lurk in perfect darkness. Things that endanger his pod-brothers, even all of Briar's Children.
In Stalin's Soviet Union, Tikhon Grigoriev lives a precarious life. He knows too much. He's seen too much. A single misstep could destroy him, and if he stumbles, he will take his family down with him. With Leningrad besieged by Nazi armies, the danger has only increased.
He's not a man who wants to come to the notice of those in high places. But when he solved a murder that seemed supernatural, impossible, he attracted the attention of Leningrad's First Party Secretary.
So when a plot of land grows vegetables of unusual size and ...
Who is the child Reza can hear crying every time she goes to the new addition to the Royal Library? Her boss insists there is no child, that it is nothing more than her uncanny sensitivity to the unseen world making a nuisance of itself.
Worse, searching for answers gets her angry rebukes about respect for the dead. The further Reza goes, the more certain she becomes that someone is hiding an ugly secret.
It's a secret that traces back two generations, to a dark period in this land's history. A time most people would prefer to ...
Why sell your soul when you can rent it?
Mark Vedis is an average cop. Average for a mage in the Paranormal Police Department (PPD), anyway. After years of doing the jobs nobody else wanted, his career, and life, seemed to be on hold.
Then he met a foul-mouthed demon who filled him with power, turned him into a warlock, and dumped him into a world of wealth and debauchery that was disturbing at best.
When an enemy strikes who is far beyond what the cops in the PPD have ever seen, Mark is forced to travel to Thailand and face ...
When fifteen year old, Beth Ashford inherits an expensive key pendant from her missing Aunt Elizabeth's jewelry, her life changes dramatically as the necklace starts to guide her on a quest to find out more about her Aunt's disappearance. The Key possesses mysterious powers that increase as Beth searches for answers about her Aunt's fate. From the author of Clara's Haunted Violin and The Mysterious Fantasy Cube Series, Celeste L. Hessler tells a tale about the importance of family, love, and friendship.
On your deathbed, would you trade all your life's work for a one in a thousand chance to become Immortal?
Out of every 1000 people that enter an Amaranthine pod, only one survives. The survivor achieves immortality, and with it, peculiar DNA mutations. These immortal human survivors of Amaranthine therapy are called Eternals.
When an extinction event hits the earth in a distant future, the Eternals, who rule the planet, prepare to leave the planet behind. The only way to save humanity is to let the masses starve to death, and save ...
Sometimes I would pretend the space under the table was the entrance to an intricate system of pneumatic tubing. When I pushed aside the tablecloth in just the right way, I could be sucked into a long tube, fly upside down and sideways for a while, through a series of other tubes, and land under a different table in any of the other apartments in the building. The other apartments could have gold in them, or piles of trash. I never knew what I would encounter after flying through those tubes.
The space could be an igloo or a tepee. ...
Beneath a dead, forgotten city in North Central Texas, an ancient evil strengthens. Guarded by a collection of monsters, demons, and freaks of nature, Gate 4 is our only defense. As long as its dark keepers remain on our side.
GATE 4: VOLUME ONE EPISODES collects the full first season of GATE 4, an ongoing horror serial. This collection features an introduction from the author. The episodes have been polished and are followed by extensive episode notes.
Calling Jackie psychic makes her cringe. But Jackie's no normal seventeen-year-old. She picks up emotions from people and objects like a freak. The emotions make her sick, and the guilt she feels for lying to her church when she was twelve causes her to deny her psychic abilities.But when her jealous friend Trish invites a demon to help her steal Jason's love for Jackie, Jackie must learn how to use her gift to protect Jason and herself and to heal the negative energies around them. To do so means she must overcome her guilt and ...
"The Dead Show" is an anthology building on the zombie lore as established by classics such as "Night of the Living Dead," and expanded upon by "World War Z" and "The Walking Dead."
Like the aforementioned tales, these shorts are not really about zombies. Instead, they're an exploration of survival and the human condition.
Ready yourself for an international array of zombie-ness, to include:
Big hearted Cal, a former tanker truck driver, decides to use his skills to help those in need during a Zombie Apocalypse. Delivering much needed hope in desperate deadly times.
Bonus Story: Devil at the Wheel
A Joyride in a Chevy Chevelle. The car was just sitting there for the taking. What could possibly go wrong? Vinnie and Mike are about to find out what can and will go wrong once they turn the key. Evil awaits. Ride shotgun if you dare.
Bonus Story: The Dragon
A simple machine. Able to answer requests. Able to play music. ...
Dawn of Adventure (Book 6): The Empire Under the Sun
The Dungeon Master's Quests: Journey into Glory (A LitRPG Series)
When apprentice adventurer Ceres discovers his physical and mental attributes are far above normal for someone his age, he suspects there must be a reason. Despite his inability to discern the forces at work in his life, he manages to recruit companions also searching for a way to make their mark in the world. Their colorful personalities are a challenge for the young leader, but his vision still inspires them ...