Sanctum: Blood Brothers Excerpt

An excerpt from Sanctum, Blood Brothers by Nos Jondi. Get your Backer copy on Kickstarter today!“Please tell me you haven’t screwed your sword, Darius,” Chikondi said. The others in the room laughed.  “Very funny,” Darius said, replacing his sword in the sheath attached to his back. ‘This is going to be all blood and guts, you [read more…]

LibertyCon 32 After Action Report

Morgon and I spent last weekend at LibertyCon 32 in Chattanooga, Tennesse. LibertyCon is an interesting convention. It’s quite different from any other con I’ve personally ever been to. The founder wanted to keep the small, personal, intimate con feel, so it’s limited by its charter to no more than 750 attendees. This year, it [read more…]

Liberty Con 2019

It’s that time of year again! This weekend (June 28 – 30)  is Liberty Con in Chattanooga, Tennessee and Silver Empire will be there! Make sure you come visit us. We’ll have signings and an author’s alley slot as well as our panels.   And best of all, loads of free ebooks!   Here are [read more…]

I couldn’t stop Hannah’s murder.

An excerpt from Woe for a Faerie by Bokerah Brumley Ailin     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. [read more…]

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

An excerpt from Heroes Fall by Morgon Newquist I The 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, [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. McPhail After 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 [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 Cheah Do 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 [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, [read more…]