I couldn’t stop Hannah’s murder.

An excerpt from Woe for a Faerie by Bokerah BrumleyAilin   New Haven City   I couldn’t stop Hannah’s murder. Transforming took too long, and I already knew I wouldn’t arrive in time to save the little girl from her attacker. “Help me, Ailin,” she screeched, reaching across realms with her mind. “He’s killing me. I can’t breathe. His [read more…]

RAGE – Goddess, sing the rage of Peleus’ son Achilles…

An excerpt from Heroes Fall by Morgon NewquistIThe Rage of Achilles  RAGE — Goddess, sing the rage of Peleus’ son Achilles… Serenity City burned around him. His eyes watered from the smoke and his lungs burned from breathing it. The black cloud swallowed the sky above him. The sun, the skyscrapers, his coworkers’ news copters…it devoured everything. Portia screamed [read more…]

“Have you seen my Dyree? I have a ruby for her. This is the ruby she wanted.”

A Ruby for Dyree, A Dodrazeb Short Story by S.D. McPhailAfter weeks of walking, only a few stale crusts of bread remained. Rel yawned and crawled out from the rocky overhang. He slung the nearly empty sack over his shoulder and headed toward bushes near the river looking for anything edible. Dyree had stuffed as [read more…]

I wanted to soak in a bath for days, and cleanse myself of The Misters, of my life.

An excerpt from This Strange Engine by Philip Ligon This way he spoke set off the voice in my head, which said to run.  Their game grew tiresome. My arm throbbed, my head hurt, and I needed rest.  Yes, even more than wanting to feel the magic in my blood or drinking Branagh’s Ale to [read more…]

HOLLOW CITY: Chapter One

An excerpt from Hollow City by Kai Wai CheahDo Unto Others How do you take down someone who always hits what he shoots at? Take him before he gets his hands on a weapon. And if he does grab a gun, do unto him before he does unto you. I felt those thoughts percolating in the team’s heads. They were [read more…]

“Don’t tell a vampire ’Bite me.’”

An excerpt from Honor At Stake by Declan FinnMarco stared at her and said, “What’s wrong? Are you all right?” Amanda smiled weakly. “What makes you ask?” He took her arm and led her inside. “The guys on station in Astoria called in to tell me that you showed up to Lily’s house. Vega called me directly. However, [read more…]

But nobody argues with a half-orc to his face, if you know what I mean.

Edge by Russell Newquist​My motorcycle hung, thirty feet up the side of a brick wall, suspended only by luck and willpower – which is about how I managed to hold onto the katana, too. Motorcycles are different from cars. Cars, by their nature, want to stay upright. If you leave a car alone, it’ll stay upright. [read more…]

“You magically Xeroxed your boyfriend and turned him into a moron?”

An excerpt from Fade by Daniel Humphreys ​As good times went, I had to say that getting knocked out was not in any way an enjoyable experience. As I slowly returned to consciousness, the painful throbbing of my head competed with a tugging sensation on each wrist to see who would win the contest of pain. [read more…]

Of all the foolish acts, Ash…you are charging a dragon?

An excerpt from This Strange Engine by Philip Ligon​“Are you mad?” I asked as I tried to pry him off.And in that second, that seemingly insignificant moment of time, something sharp raked across my back.  It burned like a hot poker pressed hard against my skin.  I turned and saw a long shadow disappear behind [read more…]

Honor at Stake – Chapter One

A sample chapter from Honor at Stake – the Dragon Award nominated horror-romance novel from Declan Finn! Available now on Amazon.com. Chapter One: Love at First Bite September 22, Hudson University, New York City Amanda Colt looked across the college classroom and hesitated. Something was off. Something in the room felt extremely threatening. Amanda thought she [read more…]