Originally published in
Asimov's Science Fiction, May 1996
1997 Hugo Award Finalist
Imagine you're a little boy, living a life straight out of "Leave It to Beaver," back in October 1962. That would be a good description of a boy named Alan Burke, usually called Burke the Jerk by his friends. Alan likes to play in the woods and hang out with those friends, drink Cokes at the drugstore and read paperback fantasy novels. Sometimes young Alan wonders what life will be like, when he grows up, wonders if he'll manage to ...
A monster wants to tell you a story; are you brave enough to listen?
Marcus Roga is the heir to the Earl of Szatmar, and as such he considers himself blessed with a mother and father he respects, and younger twin siblings he adores.
In the 17th Century, Marcus Roga is content with his life as an Earl-in-waiting until his parents arrange a match for him with the daughter of the Marquis D' Embry; a pairing that is destined to become a match made in Hell.
This monstrous coupling--and the course of events it sets in motion--are ...
The current King of Tilfalle achieved his throne after the death of his father. Soon after the new king took power, new laws were written and the once welcoming kingdom has become one of xenophobia and terror. Elves, Dwarves, and all other non-humans were exiled. Kale and Freya's father and sister had been killed for their defiance of the King. Kale and Freya must prove their loyalty or face punishment. This test leads them to an elf named Ären, who had spent the better part of a century working from the shadows to protect ordinary ...
The new 2020 edition with special content!
The story of a prince who fell from grace, only to become the savior of his race.
The story of Eron Eagelsword, a weak-hearted and young prince, overcoming his fears and facing countless dangers as he does the impossible to stop a civil war from happening while preparing for war against the ruthless Lycans and Vladirians.
The price of failure is the extinction of his race.
This 2020 edition has special content including a sneak-peak into the second installment of the The War of Howls ...
/ Length: 303 Pages (2,881 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Jul 6th, 2020
THE ONLY THING WORSE THAN LOSING EVERYTHING...
IS FORGETTING WHAT YOU LOST.
author of Seeking Incandescence and The Museum, pens a riveting adult romance with a poignant examination of love, identity, and forgiveness.
Once the powerful prince of Renol, William is a shell of the man he once was. Living under the curse of a powerful witch, William has spent 100 years making deals on her behalf and mourning the loss of his first love.
Belle has spent her life confined within the limits of ...
I used to not believe in witches.
Until I enrolled in Dr. Alondra Johansen's metaphysical history class. Bryce, Alondra's super cute teaching assistant, told me my element sign is Earth. I am, in fact, a pragmatic sort of girl. My name is Cadence Hawthorne, but you can call me Katie.
Darkness fell over me and my family during my sophomore year. I thought maybe Alondra could help me with my grief and visions of ghosts. But there was this guy working with her, with a goatee and sardonic smile, who looked more like the devil than a ...
Just outside of the big city limits of Lexington, Kentucky, the small and mysterious town of Shady Oaks exists. With a eerily welcoming presence, it offers its residents charm, beauty, and secrets. Surrounded by a large forest and rivers, this secluded town provides the perfect scene for supernatural and paranormal events to occur. Only, the humans haven't learned of the secrets their alluring town holds. Or have they?
Fall into the first story of this Adult twisted tale of your favorite fairy tale story.
My life was almost perfect ...
I didn't mean to cross over into Faerie. It was an accident. And now... now I'm in trouble.
Have you ever had a really bad day? Like the type where you want to just pull the blanket over your head, go back to sleep, and wake up when it's all over?
Yeah. Me, too.
It all started with a stupid fight. Honestly, I was probably looking for a reason to storm out of the apartment and get away from my boyfriend's disappointed sighs for a few minutes. A walk in the nearest park was just what I needed.
What I didn't need? To impulsively ...
Midnight in New California combines relatable larger than life characters, a dreamy atmospheric setting, and a unique, insightful voice into an approachably intellectual page-turner.
Cora Broussard finds herself restless in utopian 2030's New California until a seemingly chance meeting with Ashley Doral, a sultry free spirit from the Jobber underclass.
Ashley has what Cora wants: fire, agency, and the ability to express unfettered desire. Despite the dizzying bliss of a new romance with Ashley, Cora can't shake the feeling that ...
The gods are at war. The game is their chessboard.
But Sean Marrow is no pawn.
The Everlands, the first immersive reality game, has just launched into open beta, and gamers everywhere are paying out the nose to get in. But though Sean Marrow is frothing at the bit for his own chance, there's one small problem: only those 21 and older are allowed in, and he's just 17.
But Marrow doesn't take no for an answer. Risking a lifelong ban, he sneaks into a gaming parlor and, with no one the wiser, logs in.
The Everlands is everything he'd ...
"The three magic keys", the story of a young girl who has never seen her face in her life and has to face rejection, discrimination, and bullying for being considered different from other people. She has to leave her humble village of Calabazas to request the help of the King for the villagers. Thanks to the "Three magic keys", she has the courage to persued her goals despite the difficulties and obstacles that arise
Monsters aren't real.
In Summerset, Kentucky, the McKenzie brothers have a reputation for hard work, good looks, and a fun-loving nature. Before they vanished, that is.
Cole would soon have his driver's license, Seth was leaving for a football scholarship, and Liam dreamed of becoming a firefighter and marrying his high school sweetheart. That was the plan...
Fate or chance has a funny way of throwing a wrench into the best-laid plans. And the McKenzie brothers will soon realize that their family history had secrets and a deadly ...
Book 2: Rise of the Deathbringer now available!
Karl wants to go home, but he doesn't know where home is.
Karl floats through life. He does nothing well and a lot badly. He hasn't found his purpose, but it's fine, because he lives in Flowforn where nobody has to do anything, so most beings choose to drink.
Sadly, things change when a tyrant, Arazod, invades Flowforn and Karl finds something else he's bad at - heroism. He's imprisoned and sentenced to death, but his friend, Princess Sabrinia, frees him.
When on the run from the ...
Craftsman's son Ashe is fascinated by magic and mages. So when a mage offers him a job, he can't resist. All he has to do is help the mage's beautiful daughter Maia recover treasure from an ancient tomb. It sounds simple. Only one problem: mages lie.
Marric Norst, a sixteen-year-old fletcher's son is frustrated by his simple life. That changes when he meets Janis, an experienced assassin who has been hired by different parties to both protect and kill him. Soon, Marric learns of his potential as a Lightbearer -- and the wide range of Light powers, including some that frighten him. Janis finds herself drawn to Marric as he discovers his new powers, but he won't come into them until his awakening, an event which could prove fatal to him and those around him. To protect those he ...