Cursed Lands Anthology
Genre: Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Romance, DystopianMysterious strangers. Hidden abilities. Inescapable darkness…
Join our courageous heroines and heroes as they battle demons, governments, and secret organizations in worlds where fae, vampires, angels, witches, humans, and more fight for survival.
Cursed Lands will lead you through one doomed world after another in this haunting dystopian, urban fantasy, and paranormal romance boxed set. Inside, you’ll find 22 exclusive, page-turning tales from today’s bestselling and award-winning authors.
Do you dare venture into Cursed Lands, where magic, danger, and romance lurk between the shadows and the light?
One-click today to indulge in over 100 hours of bewitching young adult and new adult reads in this epic limited time collection.With stories by:
RWA Award Winners Kim Cresswell and M.K. Chester
Angela Kulig and Taylor Haiden
USA Today Bestselling Author B. Kristin McMichael
S K Gregory
Michael J. Allen
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Cursed Lands Anthology Do you dare venture into Cursed Lands, where magic, danger, and romance lurk between the shadows and the light?Friday, April 12th, 2019
in poverty with his abusive father, Adam Judson never considered
himself special. Not even when the authoritative American government
abducted him to be part of its secretive weapons program. But
becoming a highly-trained child soldier was just the start of Adam’s
journey. After being condemned to undergo the program’s most brutal
procedure, Adam became a super human of unimaginable power. Now he
faces the burden of deciding if his newfound abilities make him a god
or just another weapon.
writer and author that is not as crazy as his work makes him out to
career began he’s had multiple short stories published in horror
anthologies by both Burning Willow Press and Stitched Smile
Publications. Frank has also had comic shorts appear in the
“fluff noir” anthology series Torsobear and the
all-ages horror anthology Cthulhu is Hard to Spell.
produced the comic anthology series Modern Testament, which featured
a wide ensemble of artists throughout its four volumes. Frank’s
novels include the YA sci-fi thriller Predestiny published by
Crossroads Press and the zombie horror Mountain Sickness published by
lives in New York with his wife and three kids.
She’s a legend at 17, but only Henrietta knows the price she paid for her fame … and it was much too highTuesday, March 26th, 2019
the Dragon Slayer
the Dragon Slayer Book 1
YA Fantasy Adventure
a legend at 17, but only Henrietta knows the price she paid for her
fame … and it was much too high.
the Winner of the California Fiction Writer’s Book Contest comes this
thrilling adventure of a young warrior on one final quest … against
an opponent she swore never to face again.
the legendary Dragon Slayer of Bleuve, can’t face the thought of
another kill. She’s lost family, friends and home on her rocky road
to fame. But when the young warrior is summoned by a King to retrieve
the Dragon Stone from the last dragon in existence, she can’t re
fuse–her mentor lies dying, and the healing stone is all that can
save him. This quest will be her most harrowing of all, for it means
facing mysterious assassins, the dreaded choppy sea, and all with a
misfit band–a young witch, a jester and a surly knight. And at
journey’s end, someone must die … the dragon, or
for fans of Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings, Collins’ The Hunger Games,
McKinley’s Hero & the Crown, and Paolini’s Eragon. Get your copy
of Henrietta the Dragon Slayer today!
and the Dragon Stone
the Dragon Slayer Book 2
if all those you loved were threatened by a force you couldn’t see or
the legendary ass kicking dragon slayer wants to return to her
village for a heroes’ welcome. But an unknown sorcerer rides after
her and her Dragon Stone, and aims to destroy everyone she cares
about. Can she claim her newfound powers sparked by the Dragon Stone
and keep her loved ones safe, especially her more-than-friend, and
her stalwart bodyguard, before the sorcerer destroys her and
everything in his path?
medieval-set world with magic and magical creatures.
Barany empowers young women to be the heroes of their own lives.
and the Battle of the Horse Mesa
the Dragon Slayer Book 3
the sweeping conclusion to the Henrietta The Dragon Slayer trilogy!
by destiny, the four friends struggle to rejoin forces and face for a
final time, the ruthless sorcerer intent on destroying them all.
the biggest challenge of her life, Henrietta the legendary Dragon
Slayer of Bleuve must lead her people into a battle that may end life
as they know it. For they face no ordinary army, but the dark forces
of a powerful sorcerer bent on overtaking all five kingdoms. And
unless she can rescue her dauntless knight Franc, she must do it
without his support.
will follow Henrietta anywhere. But on a mission to find allies among
the Horse People, he is kidnapped and taken by minions of the evil
sorcerer Eyvindir. Will he find the strength and courage to survive,
and fight again at Henrietta’s side?
the young fire witch, must stand trial for a murder committed out of
desperation. In despair at her imprisonment by forces acting against
her dearest friend, Jaxter, she escapes and flees to the frigid,
forbidden land of Varangia to find a witch powerful enough to help
her finally master fire. But what must she give up to gain the power
to aid her friends?
now a king, must come to terms with the heavy responsibilities of
ruling the Oro Islands, newly emerged from over 75 years of evil
rule. This means doing right, even when it means going against
ancient customs and protocols. Worse, the marauding Varangians press
at his borders. He must find a way to defend his home, or none of
them will survive.
Henrietta and her friends be able to stop the ruthless sorcerer from
obliterating her, claiming the Dragon Stone, and ruling over the Five
winning author, Beth Barany writes in several genres including young
adult adventure fantasy and paranormal romance.
by living abroad in France and Quebec, she loves creating magical
tales of romance, mystery, and adventure that empower women and girls
to be the heroes of their own lives.
fun, Beth walks, gardens, and watched movies and travels with her
husband, author Ezra Barany. They live in Oakland, California with a
piano, their cats, and over 1,000 books.
not writing or playing, Beth runs an online school, BARANY SCHOOL OF
FICTION. helping novelists to write, market, and publish their books
to the delight of their readers.
YA Dystopian Adventure
Jennifer Dash leaves her Louisiana home in search of the key to life.
Her quest begins humbly enough amidst the swamps of the Pelican
state, but forces beyond her control will propel her past many
nations, oceans, cultures, and fairy tales… to the very limits of
reason and myth itself. Written as an adventure saga, what begins in
a whimper is destined to end with a bang.
Part One, you’ll be submerged into a maelstrom of underground mobs,
charming love interests, mythical sea monsters, religious theme
parks, and relentless adventure.
yourself. It’s going to be a bumpy ride.
the Pied Piper.
Jennifer Dash left her home with ambition. She wanted to discover the
purpose of life. Big stuff. But a crazy truck driver, an underground
homeless society, and a Catholic theme park with a secret kept Jenn
distracted. Now she’s finally on the right path. She’s joined the
crew of the adventure schooner Orion, a ship of scientific geniuses
bent on discovering the deepest truths of reality.
Jenn find what she’s looking for? Or will the madness of a few turn
her world upside down?
is the way and hard, that out of darkness, leads into
the journey. Beware the Pied Piper.
world is broken. Can we unbreak it?
Dash is hunting for a way to fix the world, and herself. From
Fox-masks, to secret orphan bunkers, to a New Zealand skyscraper
culling, to a ravenous Wendigo, this third part of Jenn’s harrowing
adventure takes her past the boundaries of science, and straight into
the dragon’s lair of mythological nightmares. Can Jenn solve the
world before Leviathan awakes?
the Pied Piper.
has lived in multiple places. In each of those places, he has read to
his dog. She doesn’t seem to mind, but Dante is suspicious that she’s
not actually very interested in what he has to say. You have to
understand, Dante’s dog can’t read. So he has to read aloud to her.
He hopes that you can read for yourself, and that maybe you’ll read
the things that he’s read aloud to his dog. Maybe you’ll be more
interested in the things Dante has written and read aloud than the
Healthy foods and exercise didn’t make you fat and they won’t make you thin UNTIL you face the emotional issues underneath the weightSunday, February 24th, 2019
That’s Just Stupid: Weight, What?
F-Word: A three letter word that carries the greatest impact to the
deepest void inside the soul…Fat there I said it.Just the word
alone makes every hurt, pain, failure or haunting memory rise to the
surface and food is the only thing that will quiet the storm.You
don’t have a problem with food! You have problems, issues,
behaviors and you go to food. There is a big difference!WEIGHT, What?
is the third release in the Now That’s Just Stupid, Inc. book
series. It’s a journey through real weight loss using regular,
every day foods only this time you will solve the issues and keep the
food. No one should tell you what to eat, what not to eat or how much
to eat. YOU know how to do that! What you don’t know is how to
solve the reasons why you overeat. Healthy foods and exercise didn’t
make you fat and they won’t make you thin UNTIL you face the
emotional issues underneath the weight. This book will show you how
to use your food to guide you toward your C.O.R.E. issues and take
the steps to solve them.
Debra Taylor has battled obesity since childhood topping out at
almost 400 pounds before learning to manage her adiction to food. She
now holds a Masters of Science with an emphasis in Applied Behavioral
Analysis and a Ph.D. In Psychology, with an emphasis in addiction.
Her specialty is working with clients who struggle with behavioral or
emotional eating before, during and after their weight loss. She has
traveled nationally and internationally as a motivational speaker and
was Director over several hospital surgical and non-surgical weight
loss programs. While working with tousands of obese individuals she
designed the meaning behind food groups that explain and solve
emotional eating while teaching people to lose weight eating
regular every day foods.
Gems Book 1
E. Kaiser Writes
YA Fantasy Adventure
her first visit to the palace, sixteen-year-old Fia stumbles upon a
court intrigue. To keep the secret safe, the Chancellor sends her off
as apprentice to a famous, reclusive, mountain jeweler…
straight into adventure.
new friends with the same, Fia learns a whole lot more than just
making jewelry: when to trust a stranger, and when not to, why not to
try stealing from gem thieves; what heroism is; what royalty ought to
be; and that the mountains themselves can sometimes be the greatest
danger of all.
peace ever come to the war-torn neighboring kingdom?
the stable boy hiding…?
Gems Book 2
Sabotage. Murder. With Olayin House temporarily turned into a weapons
factory, Fia is confronted with the care of three refugee children,
an ill-timed visitor, a perplexingly brash messenger that she isn’t
quite sure what to think of, all while trying to keep her friend’s
secrets safe. But when dangerous accidents start to happen, the young
apprentice begins to tread a fine line of suspicion. Are saboteurs
out to nix the weapons works… and is the incognito crown prince in
mortal peril? Winter in the mountain house isn’t as cozy as her
apprenticeship was expected to be.
Gems Book 3
her wealth of loyalist secrets, Fia’s position at Olayin House is
compromised. Now a potential danger to two countries, she is made a
ward of the king and sent away yet again; this time into the
grassland kingdom of Erlandia, but
her journey amongst the horse folk takes unexpected turns.
under siege, she faces two men from her past… one she fears might
murder her, and the other may die of plague unless she wins the
battle for his life.
with the Sunlight Stone traded for troops, how long will Erlandia’s
Kaiser Writes was born into a family of readers, and got started on
storytelling around the age of four when her older siblings prompted
her into recounting an absolutely ridiculous account of a parallel
childhood. It was good for the family’s general entertainment, and
she discovered the thrill of making people laugh.
the age of seven her mother read the Hobbit aloud, and a fascination
with beautiful fantasy was born. At nine she came to the decision
that she wanted to be a writer, and set to reading rabidly to learn
the art. At thirteen she attempted her first novel, and it was eaten
in a computer’s demise.
during her teenage years she tried very hard at various times to stop
writing all together.
succeeding, she at last gave in to her addiction, and wrote “for
first novel, Jeweler’s Apprentice, is a light-fantasy adventure for
teens. The shy, bookish heroine is thrust out on the first step
toward the adventure that awaits, and growing up. More books in this
series are expected.
tech like a giant parasite. It cajoled her along the way with its icy Shadow
success. Die, waste our training in you and we will reclaim our Shadow tech and
cast your soul to Hell where it will be devoured for the remainder of eternity
… Do not die!” —Kat, along with a
tormenting demon, confined within an atmosphere suit.
In the Midst of Winter shares ways to cope for those suffering from misunderstood chronic illnesses, and a glimpse into our daily lives for those who wish to understand. It also testifies of the Savior’s ability to reach into each heart and bring hope and renewal.
One night, as I watched a Christian channel, I heard some intriguing ideas about different ways of healing. A doctor pointed out that Jesus heals in different ways. In Mark the blind man was healed by Jesus’ word. In John 9 the people thought that the man was blind due to sin. But Jesus said that it was so “that the works of God should be made manifest in him,” (verse 3). Then Jesus anointed the man’s eyes with clay and spittle and told him to go wash in the pool of Siloam. And the man “went his way therefore, and washed, and came seeing,” (verse 7).
The doctor pointed out that our pathway to healing can be through a single miracle or it can come through our own pathway that Jesus can show to us: whether through vitamins and medicines or some other way. We don’t have to feel guilty when people claim that we must not have enough faith if we aren’t instantly healed. It takes faith to follow Jesus’ plan for us. “With his stripes we are healed,” Mosiah 14:5.
lettuce on his sandwich. “I’d do anything for my grandma. Besides, I love it
here, and I was ready for a change. A complete change.” He’d been dragging
around trying to paint post-Janet. This was a fresh start in many ways.
were hesitant, as though she wanted to ask, but didn’t want to pry.
though he didn’t know why. He went with the impulse. “I was dating someone
seriously. When it ended, I found I could only paint dark stuff. Stuff I
wouldn’t buy or hang, and definitely wouldn’t sell. I tried working through it,
but I tried so hard to paint things I wasn’t feeling that I ended up not being
able to paint at all. Nothing remotely good, anyway. Technically correct, but
not emotionally true at all, so I had to stop. The gallery is sort of my backup
plan.” It had taken a long time for him to admit it was what he had to do.
He needs this job to honor his late wife. She needs to complete her late fiancé’s bucket list to be freeFriday, December 21st, 2018
But, what about Jacob Marley? And why hadn’t he been given the same final chance of redemption as Ebenezer Scrooge?Thursday, December 20th, 2018
to Scrooge, Marley’s spirit has accompanied Scrooge and the Ghost of
Christmas Present to the marketplace:
down at her. He took his cornucopia torch and tipped it above her head, which
caused a soundless waterfall of glistening sparkles, like a thousand miniature
sprites, that seemed to flow into the girl as they touched her.
fear or selfishness or greed. Her heart is innocent, and her eyes are an
extension of that heart. My mission is the goodness of man in this season, and
I cannot keep it from her.”
kinds. “I do, Spirit. So much that to feed this little one even all she could
swallow would not make a noticeable scratch on this abundance.”
around her and even bumping her at times, looking down only to see what
inconvenience they had stepped on and, upon finding it to be only an urchin
girl, looking back up to continue their conversations, never missing a word.
“None,” Jacob confessed. “Not one seems to notice her.”
a little to give her what they may not.”
needs. But if I were to give her food and clothing and a home, what would be
required of you?”
of Life Trilogy Book 3
Parker’s fate had always been controlled by others—who she loved
and who she lost. Five years after the tragic murder of her
daughter’s father, she’s done everything in her power to protect
her little girl from the outside world. But she’s rebelled against
fate in the past and no act of defiance goes unpunished in the
ultimate power wants to correct the damage done by Jae and the only
way they can do that is by getting rid of her special child—a child
destined to replace all branches of Enchanter magic one day.
Leah isn’t willing to go down without a fight. She will do anything
to save what Jae died to protect, even if she must turn against the
Circle of Elders. But when her first love, Brandon Morris walks back
into her life, Leah knows nothing will ever be the same again.
must confront her past, before she and her daughter are erased from
her family line. She must get over her guilt and rely on Brandon to
ensure her daughter’s survival. But will the pain from their past
destroy their friendship forever? Or will their old bond hold them
together and carry them through what’s ahead?
A risk that leads down a dangerous path once Emma begins to discover a secret about the Alexanders that no human should ever knowSaturday, November 24th, 2018
Series Book 2
YA Paranormal Romance
the attack that almost took her life, Emma Morgan has accepted the
risk that comes from being in love with an immortal like Liam
continuing to seek the approval of her older brother is a whole
different struggle, and when tensions finally reach a breaking point
between the siblings, looming enemies take advantage of the
Series Book 1
fate leads Emma Morgan back to her small hometown of Washington, she
learns that the life she knew three years ago has changed once she
meets the charmingly, mysterious Liam Alexander. But when her brother
Sean, voices his disapproval, Emma finds her loyalty in the way of
her newfound curiosity of the youngest Alexander. Only the more she
tries to avoid Liam the more she finds him in her constant
risk that leads down a dangerous path once Emma begins to discover a
secret about the Alexanders that no human should ever know.
was never that child you found in the corner reading. In fact, I
loathed the idea of picking up a book. The activity seemed more of a
chore than a past time.
when my brother began talking to me about the newest novel he was
Potter and The Order of the Phoenix. Before
I knew it, my curiosity got the better of me, luring me to try the
series. It didn’t take long for my mindset of reading to turn on its
hobby discovered it wasn’t until my junior year of college that I
developed a hidden desire for writing stories. And when I found
myself writing scenes instead of paying attention to my professors, I
knew becoming a writer was the career path I was meant to follow.
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VII: Egypt’s Last Pharaoh
Legendary Women of World History 9
Laurel A. Rockefeller
exciting true story of Egypt’s most famous queen!
Thea Philopator refused to do what she was told. In an age where
patriarchy denied full citizenship to even the most elite of Roman
women, Cleopatra ruled her Egypt determined to keep it independent
and free from Roman control — at any price necessary. Demonized as a
simple seductress by Gaius Julius Caesar Octavianus (the future
Caesar Augustus) and his political allies, Cleopatra VII proved
herself the equal to three of the most powerful men of the Roman
world: Gaius Julius Caesar, Marcus Antonius, and Octavian Caesar.
a detailed timeline, suggested reading list/bibliography, and a
special Easter egg for Doctor Who fans.
.99 cents on Amazon!**
raised, and educated in Lincoln, Nebraska USA Laurel A. Rockefeller
is author of over twenty books published and self-published since
August, 2012 and in languages ranging from Welsh to Spanish to
Chinese and everything in between. A dedicated scholar and
biographical historian, Ms. Rockefeller is passionate about education
and improving history literacy worldwide.
her lyrical writing style, Laurel’s books are as beautiful to read as
they are informative.
her spare time, Laurel enjoys spending time with her cockatiels,
attending living history activities, travelling to historic places in
both the United States and United Kingdom, and watching classic
motion pictures and classic television series.
Jen shows up looking for her friend and Georgia learns that that person is actually Sid the skeleton…Wednesday, November 21st, 2018
Skeleton Makes a Friend
Family Skeleton Mystery #5
Thackery is feeling pretty good about her summer job teaching at
prestigious Overfeld College, and she’s renting a rustic cabin
right by a lake for herself, her daughter, Madison, and her best
friend, Sid the Skeleton. Together again, the trio are enjoying the
quiet when a teenager named Jen shows up looking for her friend.
Georgia doesn’t recognize the name, but she learns that the person
Jen was looking for is actually Sid.
reveals that he and Jen are part of a regular online gaming group
that formed locally, and one of their members has gone missing. Sid
admits that he might have bragged about his investigative prowess,
enough so that Jen wants him to find their missing player. Given that
Sid doesn’t have many friends offline—none, really, unless you
count the Thackery family—Georgia agrees to help him search. They
manage to discreetly enlist Jen, who lives in town, and follow the
clues to… a dead buddy.
they’ve got a killer on their hands. Probing the life of Sid’s
friend, they realize a lot is wrong both on campus and in the
seemingly quaint town, and someone doesn’t want them looking
Leigh Perry was born in Pensacola, FL and raised in Charlotte,
NC, she has been living north of Boston, MA for 26 years or so. She
shares the house with her husband, two daughters, two guinea pigs,
and a ludicrous selection of books. While the population of people
and guinea pigs stays constant, the number of books is on an
ever-rising curve. Under the name Toni L.P. Kelner, she’s published
eleven novels and twenty-something short stories, as well as
co-edited six urban fantasy anthologies with New York Times
bestseller Charlaine Harris.
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“Berlin Butterfly” series, is a story of life, love, survival and the struggle of living through the dark early years of the Berlin WallMonday, November 19th, 2018