Category Archives: Excerpts

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…]

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…]

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…]

“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 [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 [read more…]