A Look At... The Inheritance Series by A. K. Faulkner

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A queer adult urban fantasy series

Book 1 is free on Kindle!


Reviews for book 1:

“Effortlessly handling weighty issues of addiction, class, and sexuality, Faulkner keeps her heady mythology grounded in reality and lays a promising foundation for future installments. Readers will be eager for the next in the series.”

- Publishers Weekly, Starred Review


“Faulkner’s lustrous passages turn basic scenery into beautiful imagery.”

- Kirkus Reviews


“Written in an easy-to-read, conversational style, the story is first rate. It will keep fans of this sub-genre engaged from beginning to end.”

- BlueInk Reviews, Starred Review


“AK Faulkner thrusts together two deliciously flawed main characters (a former heroin addict and a mysterious member of British nobility), then weaves an empowering plot of destiny, inheritance, and self-improvement—all while letting the reader languor in the glow of a glorious slow burn romance.”

- Stephani Hren for IndieReader, Approved Review


“Will keep readers flipping pages well past the point where they probably should have gone to bed.”

- Stephani Hren for IndieReader, Approved Review

The books:


Jack of Thorns

Laurence Riley might be able to see the future, but he can't see a way to fix his messed-up life. He can't control anything—not his supernatural talents, not his drug addiction, and not his violent ex-boyfriend. Laurence needs help and he knows it. A lifelong pagan, he turns to his god... and he gets Jack. Jack can help Laurence tame his powers and take control of his life. But it comes at a price: Laurence will need to keep him fed with regular offerings of sex. For the old Laurence, that would've been a pleasure. Problem is, Laurence has met Quentin.

Quentin is devastatingly handsome, way out of Laurence's league (like British nobility levels of out-of-his-league), and unbearably chaste. If that weren’t enough to keep Laurence away, Quentin's wild telekinesis is even more uncontrollable than Laurence's precognition. But Laurence doesn't want anyone else, and Jack is getting hungry.

Then Laurence foresees a glimpse of Jack's true plan. It will leave a trail of death across San Diego--and Laurence has been helping him do it. The past has taught him that the future can't be changed. But if Laurence and Quentin can't stop Jack, there won't be any future at all.

Jack of Thorns is the first book in a dark urban fantasy series where X-Men meets The Magicians.

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Some men are forged in fire.

Quentin d’Arcy may have survived a showdown with a god, but now he faces something far more terrifying: falling in love. And the secret he’s hiding from Laurence could burn them both.

Kane Wilson says he wants to make a better world—one in which psychics are out and proud without fear of reprisal or hatred—but there’s a trail of bodies buried in his past. Kane’s power is his words. When he commands, everyone obeys. They have no choice.

Everyone except Quentin. As the only person in San Diego immune to Kane’s mind-control, he is the psychic community’s last line of defense against Wilson’s murderous schemes.

The fire has been foreseen.

Quentin’s survival hasn’t.


Hunter and prey. Which is which?

Laurence Riley believed that he was nothing. He couldn’t have been further from the truth. Descended from Herne the Hunter, his own need to seek prey has long gone unfulfilled. Now it’s out of control.

Something ancient is coming to take Quentin home: a creature of nightmare who feasts on the flesh of children. But Laurence has seen the real monster. The one who is pulling all their strings from afar.

Only Herne can prepare Laurence to face an evil which far outmatches him. Their enemy wields the most powerful weapon of all, and will destroy everyone Laurence loves unless he can master the same power.

He must learn magic.





Truth is a matter of perspective.

Frederick d’Arcy is determined to unearth the truth behind his mother’s untimely death, but the only witness is a man whose mind Frederick cannot read: his twin brother, Quentin. And Quentin is up to his neck in trouble half a world away.

That trouble’s name is Kane Wilson. As Wilson works to out psychics and kill anyone who gets in his way, Frederick enters into a deadly game of cat and mouse. He must outwit, outthink, and outmanipulate Wilson without revealing the extent of his own powers, or the vengeance he seeks could be snatched from his grasp.

This isn’t the Knight of Flames you remember.






There’s nowhere left to run.

Quentin d’Arcy has escaped his father’s clutches for six years, but the life he has built in San Diego is about to come crashing down. The skeletons in his closet won’t stay hidden.

The Duke of Oxford’s pawns are all in place. One move triggers a catastrophic chain of events: Freddy kidnaps Laurence, and Quentin is thrust into a race against time to save both his lover’s sanity and his own.

Every family has secrets, but the d’Arcy line is built on them.

Nothing will ever be the same again.






Let the Wild Hunt begin!

Tortured. Broken. Laurence and Quentin need time to heal. A layover in New York offers just that, but then Quentin vanishes in the worst blizzard the city has ever seen, and all Laurence’s Hunter gifts aren’t enough to track him down.

Two gods have warred for centuries. One is trapped in Manhattan, and needs Laurence’s aid if he’s to continue his vendetta. The other is confined to Annwn, the Land of the Dead. He needs Quentin’s help if he’s to win once and for all.

Unlike gods they’ve encountered before, these ones aren’t frail. Not even close. But there really can be only one, and Laurence must fight to save Quentin before they both get trampled into dust.

He can’t do it alone.



We all fall down.

When Quentin is accosted by YouTube ghost-hunters with a crackpot theory about his mother, he writes it off as nonsense — until they kidnap him right off the street in broad daylight. Not even his psychokinesis can save him, but Laurence will. He must.

Except Laurence can't find Quentin. His powers have never failed him like this before. There's only one hope left: a stranger called Angela is willing to teach him more magic than he currently knows. Normally he'd write her off as bad news, but Quentin is running out of time, and Laurence is all out of options.

He has less than 48 hours to save Quentin's life, and no price is too high.

The clock is ticking.



Learning magic doesn’t come cheap, and the bill is long overdue.

Rufus needs his student’s help to solve his parents' murder, and after a year of tuition, Laurence has run out of excuses to put off witnessing the gruesome secrets buried in the past. But his vision only raises more questions. The mystery isn’t how they died, but how Rufus survived.

The only clue is a teddy bear nobody remembers, and it holds magic powerful enough to hospitalize Freddy, entangle a god, and hide a murderer.

Maybe some secrets are better left buried.






Have you read this series? If not, would you like to?

Indie Witchy Book Recommendations!

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Do you like fantasy books? Here are some witchy/wizard/witchy vibes books by indie authors that you should check out! For more books, see my indie books page!


Mila hasn't spoken in the five years since she became an Onra, a first level Everfall witch. After failing the test to reclaim her voice and control her magic, her mentor sends eighteen-year-old Mila to Achten Tan – City of Dust – a dangerous desert town, built in the massive ribcage of an extinct leviathan.

To reclaim her power, Mila must steal a magical staff capable of releasing it, from Bone Master Opu Haku's sky-high lair.

Her only resources are the magical luminous elixirs of the cursed caverns where she grew up, and a band of unlikely allies; a quirky inventor, a giant-ant rider, a healer, a librarian's assistant, a Tar-tule rider and the chief's playboy son.

But in the City of Bones, enemies & friends are not who they seem and trusting the wrong person can be deadly.

If Mila fails, she will never speak again and her bones may be added to the desert.

This book includes a kick-ass female protagonist covered in tattoos, giant ants, first-person present-tense narration, magic, banter, lots of innuendoes, and cute boys kissing.  

Free on Kindle Unlimited


When Tom Fisher, a timid boy of eleven years and his cheeky best friend Jenny Summers meet Freya; a real-life witch she teaches them the ways of the forest. Kidnapped by the dark elves, the children must find a way to save her, but is Freya all that she seems?

The hedgewitch is keeping a powerful secret that will change Tom's life forever.

An exciting fantasy adventure for children aged 8-12, and their parents too. Full of folklore, magic myth, and legend, with a modern twist. Enid Blyton, meets the Sword and the Stone.









Arigale: Spite in the Spirit

Judith and Chit are called to the lonely tower outside their city with little explanation. The one who summoned them is an old Elven wizard named Maleth, who will send them on a quest to lower their floating city of Arigale to where it once resided. Maleth is intrigued by Judith's strange form of necromantic magic, yet he is also certain of the anxious young man training to be a spearman and scholar.

Judith, a bubbly yet mysterious young woman, is eager to accept. Chit remains withdrawn and cautious, a remnant of being raised by the Order that presides over their land. Soon, both discover their meeting with the wizard carried dire consequences. Can they accomplish what has been asked of them and save Arigale by exploring the land below, no matter the lengths they must go to?








As myths, legends, and ancient tales rise from the shadows, these heroes and heroines are left to face the darkest challenges of them all.

Life’s hard enough as a paranormal. Shifters, vampire, elementals, witches, fae… we all have our weakness, our curses, our wars to wage and battles to fight.
But being a hybrid or a halfling, things just get worse. We don’t fit in anywhere, our powers are thwarted or out of control, and everyone wants us dead.
Can we overcome these trials…or are the odds stacked too high against us? We’ll risk it all—even our lives—to find out. And hope we don’t die trying.
This paranormal and urban fantasy romance anthology includes 19 brand new, never before published novels from today’s bestselling authors and exciting up-and-coming talent!

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Book Spotlight: Mortal Angel by Daz James

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Book Title: Mortal Angel 
Genre: Urban Fantasy

Blurb: 
Her death was only the beginning. 


When 18-year-old Mickey, a crass veterinary student and nerd extraordinaire, unexpectedly gets in a serious car crash, she should, for all intents and purposes, be dead. 

She is certainly pronounced dead, and she is soon taken to the mortuary, like a normal dead person should. 

That’s exactly where she finds herself when she wakes up. 

Stuffed in a body bag while a British government agent searches her body for evidence. 

Using powers she never knew she had, Mickey fights back and tries to escape, only to be rescued by Elize, a Tribal Knight who vows to protect her. 


When they meet the rest of the team in a Tribal Knights safehouse, she is shocked to discover that she is now a fugitive hunted down by the Government. 

As she learns about her magical gifts, the secret cold war waged by the Government and The Six Tribes, a society of magic users banished to Earth over two centuries ago, and the high-profile assassinations that broke the fragile peace between them, Mickey realizes her life might never go back to normal. 

Not before the people behind the assassinations are brought to justice and this war comes to an end. 

Then again, maybe change is not a bad thing. Especially when it includes a sword fight or two 

Includes: 
✨Hard Magic System
🫂Found Family
🏳️‍🌈LGBTQ Characters
🐉Dragons and Magical Creatures
⭐️Anthropomorphic Creatures
🌆Modern Day Setting
🔎Mystery, Conspiracy and Action

Trigger Warnings: Gore, Violence and Swearing.

Book Spotlight: A Year at Honeybee Cottage by Alexandra Wholey

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Title: A Year at Honeybee Cottage
Author: Alexandra Wholey 
Description: Contemporary Friends to Lovers Romance 

Love can blossom when you least expect it… 

Jilted on her wedding day, a surprise inheritance of Honeybee Cottage, her late grandmother Marianne’s home in the Inner Hebrides, gives Eilidh the chance of a fresh start she so badly needs. 

Welcomed back with open arms into the tight knit community of Mossbrae, Eilidh reconnects with old friends, adjusts to village life again, and slowly learns to come to terms with her heartbreak through her reignited passion for her job as a beekeeper, all the while vowing that she is done with love. 

That is, until her meddling, matchmaking friends and the rest of the village get involved… with hilariously romantic consequences! 

Will Eilidh get the happily ever after she so badly deserves? 

Or will she receive a sting in the tail? 






Three Considerations For Your Small Business

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It's not easy to start a small business. There are numerous things to think about, from the beginning planning stages to the day-to-day running of the business. You could easily find yourself in over your head if you aren't prepared for the difficulties that come with it.

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This blog will talk about four important things you need to know before you start a small business.

Indie Books with Red on the Cover #2

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Hi everyone! Welcome back to a fun series on my blog where we look at indie books by their book covers. Pick a book and happy reading! 


When Tom Fisher, a timid boy of eleven years and his cheeky best friend Jenny Summers meet Freya; a real-life witch she teaches them the ways of the forest. Kidnapped by the dark elves, the children must find a way to save her, but is Freya all that she seems?

The hedgewitch is keeping a powerful secret that will change Tom's life forever.

An exciting fantasy adventure for children aged 8-12, and their parents too. Full of folklore, magic myth, and legend, with a modern twist. Enid Blyton, meets the Sword and the Stone.










Have you ever wanted to go on an adventure through the forest? Follow the fast little fox as he discovers more than he can imagine along the way! What will he learn? Can he make it home in time for supper? Read on to find out!

Free on Kindle Unlimited












The Shepherd and the Horned Girl

Ivas Sbarg has seen a monster...

In the small seaside Scottish town of Loch Lomond, an eerie fog rolls in. The locals know it. They know dark things hide in it. They know the fog is growing thicker...

When Ivas enters the fog to find a missing girl, he comes upon the knowledge that something much worse than the monster-filled mist is coming for them all.

And it hungers…









It’s more than a culture clash when an American tourist meets a Special Forces soldier at the British Museum.

Joel McIntyre’s life is going nowhere, fast. Since breaking up with his ex he’s oversleeping and always late. To top it all off now he’s in danger of losing his job.

All he wants to do is enjoy his European vacation with his family. He has no time for romance. But a missed flight and a layover at Heathrow with a handsome soldier upends his life.

After returning home for the first time in years, Freddie d’Pierrepont finds that it is a mixed bag. And when his brother reveals he’s ill, the familial pressure really mounts.

Having a vacation fling was one thing, but you don’t just turn your life upside-down for a guy you met on holiday. Especially when you’re keeping a royal secret.

Can Joel and Freddie excavate true love from the ruins of their complicated lives?

Free on Kindle Unlimited

Books and Blogs to Check Out: Monthly supporters showcase #7

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Hi everyone and welcome to another monthly supporters showcase! This is where I share the books and blogs of my Ko-Fi members. Please check out their amazing work!

A. K. Faulkner

AK Faulkner is the author of the Inheritance series of contemporary fantasy novels, which begins with Jack of Thorns.

AK lives just outside of London, England, with a charismatic Corgi. Together they fight crime and try not to light too many fires on the way.

Visit AK's website at http://akfaulkner.com/

Twitter, Instagram and TikTok: @poopraven

Jack of Thorns

Laurence Riley might be able to see the future, but he can't see a way to fix his messed-up life. He can't control anything—not his supernatural talents, not his drug addiction, and not his violent ex-boyfriend. Laurence needs help and he knows it. A lifelong pagan, he turns to his god... and he gets Jack. Jack can help Laurence tame his powers and take control of his life. But it comes at a price: Laurence will need to keep him fed with regular offerings of sex. For the old Laurence, that would've been a pleasure. Problem is, Laurence has met Quentin.

Quentin is devastatingly handsome, way out of Laurence's league (like British nobility levels of out-of-his-league), and unbearably chaste. If that weren’t enough to keep Laurence away, Quentin's wild telekinesis is even more uncontrollable than Laurence's precognition. But Laurence doesn't want anyone else, and Jack is getting hungry.

Then Laurence foresees a glimpse of Jack's true plan. It will leave a trail of death across San Diego--and Laurence has been helping him do it. The past has taught him that the future can't be changed. But if Laurence and Quentin can't stop Jack, there won't be any future at all.

Jack of Thorns is the first book in a dark urban fantasy series where X-Men meets The Magicians.

FREE on Kindle

Indie Fantasy Book Recommendations #3

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Do you like fantasy books? Here are some awesome fantasy books by indie authors that you should check out! For more books, see my indie books page!

Heroes Of the Shadow. Blue Scar Indeabinito

What would you do if you discovered another world inhabited by mythical beings?

Thomas McCartney is a soldier. When war strikes, he leaves London to fulfil his military duties. However, his mission cannot be accomplished after he finds himself in a different world.

Thomas stands face to face with dinosaurs, mythical creatures, and other humanoid races. Plus, an ancient prophecy that puts his life at risk. Thomas desperately tries to find his way back home, but he can’t succeed unless he learns how to survive and escape those who want to stop him.

Can he make it back home? Can he accept the destiny foreshadowed for him in the prophecy?

If you wish travelling between the worlds was possible, you will love this book. It’s for those who enjoy epic fantasy full of action, adventure, mystery and internal struggle. Beyond a tale about discovering different world, it’s a story of a man becoming a hero.

To explore this marvellous world, grab your copy now! This first book of ‘Heroes Of the Shadow’ series is your key to a universe you won’t be able to resist.


Book 1 of the Mages in the Mundane historical fantasy series.

He was a prince, forced into a new life as a pauper.

Luc, a poor but vain young man in 1775 Paris, is confused by his dreams of gilded ballrooms and unknown people in lace and jewels. What's more, everything before the past two years is a hazy fog in his mind, and Aunt Mathilde gives him few answers.

What he doesn't know is that 'Aunt Mathilde' is in fact his mother—a Sorceress. She keeps him captive under her magical veil, desperate to both protect him and to punish him for the evil deeds of his royal past.

When disease leaves Luc scarred and weakened, he feels his life is over. He pushes away his humble friends, including Emilie, a young housemaid with inner beauty.

Emilie, scarred from smallpox, is resigned to life as a spinster. Yet, she sees beauty and joy in life and understands Luc's despair beneath his bitter, beastly attitude.

Unless Luc can embrace his inner strength, care about others, and love unselfishly, he risks destroying himself once more.

An adult twist on Beauty and the Beast, with family drama, a secret underground society of Mages, and a sweet love story.

Free on Kindle Unlimited

The Ice Mage (Mages in the Mundane Book 2)

Sequel to The Reborn Prince.

He's a coachman— and a Cryomancien.

Marcel lives with one foot in each world. The first world feels as harsh and cold as the ice he casts from his fingertips. They want to use him as a bloodless and efficient weapon, nothing more. The second world is home to three friendly passengers who charter his coach for a journey.

Luc, Emilie, and Adelaide are happy to travel to a prince’s castle as retinue servants, while Marcel's heart sinks in guilt and dread with each step his horses take. Luc's amnesia spell is all that separates the good man he's become, from the evil killer within. The coachman is driving him to where his spell will be broken—and his true self will be unveiled.

Marcel is faced with a terrifying dilemma of his own. Either obey the orders of Le Conseil Suprême and become their henchman—or die a traitor. All the while, his feelings for a forbidden woman tempt him to risk it all.The second installment of Mages in the Mundane series, filled with 18th-century charm, bittersweet love, and classic fairytale themes for adult and new-adult audiences.

Free on Kindle Unlimited


Lust and love are such fickle things. One day you are pursued by one, the next day, the other pounces. Teagan dedicated her life to the care of the war orphans in her kingdom, thinking only of them until she is forced to do otherwise.
















A secret society of Druids. An ancient Reptilian foe. Earth teeters in the balance.

Bankrupt and broken, Emily Hester is in dire need of a safe place to hide. But when her long-lost Druid family tracks Emily down and offers her haven, she balks at the "Must Save Earth" clause.

Thinking life couldn’t possibly get any worse, Emily smacks into her witchy stalker. She flees the scene but now has only one option. Emily must accept the Druids' proposition—despite its blatantly outrageous terms.

At their headquarters in Atlanta, Emily learns several shocking secrets. She was kidnapped by the mother who raised her on the run. Her real father and his Druid followers believe Emily is Earth's only hope. And a dark, forgotten foe lurks beneath Humanity's feet.

As these Reptilians engineer a plan to breach Earth's unsuspecting borders, Emily desperately seeks to unleash the powers the Druids swear she possesses. But, can a sexy druid priest, his teenage nephew, and their animal Elders tilt the odds in Emily's favor?

Find out in Awen Rising, the first book in the Awen Trilogy. If you like compelling stories with a strong but believable female lead, quirky sidekicks, and worthy adversaries, read Barré's breakout urban fantasy. Or better yet, grab the whole series!

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Great Ways To Use Your Spare Time Better

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If you’ve found you’ve got quite a bit of spare time these days, you’re probably getting sick of using it to just watch Netflix and surf the internet. Sure, those are fun activities, but you can’t do them all the time. And hey, a bit of personal development never hurt anyone! So it’s time to think about new ways to spend your spare time, and maybe even get a little productivity out of those hours.

After all, why wouldn’t you want to fill your time with all kinds of fun things to do? Going on new adventures, giving back here and there - it can fill your life with all kinds of rich experiences! And if that sounds like something you want to get involved in, check out the ideas below to get you started. You can use your spare time in whatever way you like, but sometimes it can feel like you’re stagnating!


Watch an Exercise Tutorial

Spare time is great for working up a sweat! If you’re currently worried about a lack of activity in your life, exercise tutorials can be found completely for free through Youtube, so you don’t need a gym membership or to sign up to a paid class. And if you already know what you want to focus on, you can just tap that in and find a 20 minute workout that’ll be perfect.

Most fitness gurus who post on Youtube also do multi video workout programs; these will be arranged via playlist, so feel free to work your way through it at your own pace. You’ll never need to part with any money, and you’ve just put your spare time towards your health and wellness! Using these tutorials 3 times a week is a great target to aim for.

Meal Plan for the Week

Meal planning saves you a lot of time over the upcoming week - you don’t have to use the oven or stove at all when it’s already ready-made. If you’ve got a week’s worth of meals in the freezer, you just need to put them in a bowl in the microwave for dinner time tomorrow and the day after.

So sit down now and put some recipe ideas together, and then nip out to grab the ingredients and some tins to keep the finished product in. It’s also best to write the date of cooking on the top, to make sure you only keep your prepared dinners around for 6 months max. Most food tends to get a little frostbitten after this time period.

Start a Reading List

If you love books and getting lost in a story, this won’t be a hard one to pick up. But starting a reading list can be a great way to pass the time whilst allowing yourself to learn and pick up experience along the way.

Even a cheesy rom-com can have something to tell you! Many reading lists are already made online and can be followed along by page or by using audiobook subscriptions, if you’d prefer.

Maybe it’s time to read all the literary classics we studied in high school? Maybe you want to try some LGBT+ literature that you’ve never even heard of before? No matter what genres you like, or what type of fiction you’d love to get into, there’s a reading list out there that'll suggest some great titles and hidden gems to you.

Make a Little Extra Cash

Even if you’ve only got 15 to 20 minutes, you can use that time to make a bit of extra cash that’ll help pay for a night out (or in) with your loved ones. Many people turn to websites that offer paid surveys on a regular basis, but if you want to start your own blog or start selling ebooks, that’s also totally viable.

All you need is an internet connection and something to write about over the long term. Update your entries consistently and you’ll start gaining traction; active websites and authors go a lot further on search engines thanks to the way the algorithm trends.

But if you don’t want to write, you can even just boot up Vickers Casino and play a slots game here and there. The internet has many ways to generate a few extra pounds, and the more you do so, the better your gains will be.

Get Involved with Your Community

If you want to really put your time to good use, why not lend it to other people? Getting stuck in as part of your community is a great way to give back, and is one of the best ways to provide the kind of change you want to see first hand.

Doing an hour or two at your local soup kitchen, or running the till in a local charity shop, or simply clearing out your house to donate some items goes a long way to benefit. And you don’t need any formal qualifications to do any of these things!

You could also volunteer at charity events like local football games or museum days for families; as long as you’re out there and taking part, you’ve used your spare time very well.

Build Your Own Vegetable Garden

Building a vegetable garden takes a bit of time and effort, and you’ll need a few weeks to fully put one together, but it’s a worthy endeavour! After all, you’ll be growing your own food and be able to put together meals using your own produce - what could be more sustainable?

Head down the garden centre and get some seed packets or starter pots, prepare a space in the back garden for dedicated planting beds, and then follow directions on the packets to grow with the most success. Most of all you’ll need to pick your time right, unless you’ve got a greenhouse at your disposal.

You could also pick up a couple gardening magazines for some more in depth advice. But otherwise it’s not hard to cultivate a couple of plants, especially when there’s so much sunshine out there!

Learn to Do Something with Your Hands

This is especially good for people who spend a little too much time on the internet! If you learn to do something with your hands, you can redirect all of that energy you spend on the digital world into something more real.


It’s much easier to be proud of yourself when a finished product is sitting in hand! If you like to draw or paint, buy a sketchbook. Or perhaps you’d like to start baking cakes and perfect your icing skills? Maybe you could give wood whittling a go?

Crafty skills that require a good amount of technical knowledge help to give us a sense of self esteem, and we have real things to look at once we’re done. You don’t need an internet signal, and if the wifi ever drops, you won’t sit there bored.

Got Some Spare Time to Make Good Use of?


We all have a day to ourselves here and there, and we definitely have at least half an hour in the afternoon to put to good use! So when these free moments of time come around, use them wisely. Kick back and relax every so often, but then try out a new hobby or do some internet surveys to make some extra money. And if you’ve got an hour or two to spare, why not volunteer for a little while? It’s a great thing to add to your CV!

Indie Mystery Thriller Book Recommendations!

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Do you like mystery and or thriller books? Here are some mystery thriller books by indie authors that you should check out! For more books, see my indie books page!

The Only Way Out Is Death

From author Varun Gwalani comes a new escape room murder mystery perfect for fans of Korean survival drama Squid Game and Agatha Christie's And Then There Were None. The Only Way Out Is Death is a fast-paced suspense novel set in an empty hotel, where twelve people have to kill to survive.

Twelve powerful people are kidnapped and imprisoned in an empty hotel.

Each of them have three choices:

Live out the rest of their days peacefully in the hotel,

Die by suicide so the rest of their companions can go free,

Or murder one of their companions so they alone can go free.

The Only Way Out is Death follows the story of these twelve people from the perspective of a young lawyer, Kiriaki, told as the events unfold. She has to forge uneasy alliances, navigate complex relationships and feuds, and, above all, try to stay alive. Meanwhile, the mastermind of this death game is lurking just out of view, watching them closely, making sure they are primed for murder.

Room 119 – The Whitby Trader

High-flying trader Dean Harrison has it all – the London penthouse apartment; the fast car; the beautiful wife. But when the threads of Dean’s life start to unravel, they do so with alarming speed. Following the advice of a frail stranger,

Dean sets off for Welnetham Hall Hotel and is plunged into the mysterious world of Room 119 – a world where nothing makes sense. How does everyone in the hotel know his name? Why does he travel there on a train line that shut down over fifty years ago? And who is the sinister man in black who pursues him wherever he goes?

As he gradually pieces together the puzzle of Welnetham Hall, Dean is forced to re-evaluate his life and realises that nothing is more important to him than his wife and daughter. Desperate to get back to them, he vows he would lay down his life for the people he loves.

It’s a promise he may have to keep.

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Funicular – What is truth when the past is a lie

After his life is threatened, DI Bob Dixon leaves London hoping for the quiet life in the northern village of Saltburn-by-the-Sea. But when he takes on the case of young Lizzy Scraggs, missing since a huge tide hit Saltburn six years earlier, he embarks on an investigation that will push him to the very edge of reason.

Out on the beat, Bob learns the legend of the funicular car that left the top of Saltburn’s famous cliff lift many years ago carrying two passengers, and arrived at the bottom empty save for an abandoned ticket. And every big tide since has seen another local child disappear.

Feeling increasingly manipulated by a shadowy nemesis, Bob struggles to make sense of the seemingly impossible clues before him. How can the dead live again? Who is the tortured man haunting the churchyard in nearby Marske? And with the next massive tide just hours away, can Bob solve the puzzle and bring an end to the tragedy of Saltburn’s missing children?

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"I haven't forgotten what you did!"

Carson Bates ran away from Cypress Creek to hide from his dark and troubled past—his father was the serial killer known as “The Man in the Woods”. Twenty-two years later, a simple text message reveals that his secrets have caught up with him.

The freshly slain bodies of two teenage girls have been discovered in the woods of Cypress Creek, and the methods in which the girls were killed are identical to the those that were found nearly twenty-two years earlier. The now retired detective who worked the first case has long suspected that Carson Bates knew more than what he revealed during interrogations; Now is his chance to prove it.

Carson returns to Cypress Creek to finally face his past, but it is soon clear that Carson isn’t the only person in that small-town that is harboring dark secrets about that night in the woods.

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Indie Books with Red on the Cover #1

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Hi everyone! Welcome back to a fun series on my blog where we look at indie books by their book covers. Pick a book and happy reading!


If you could travel to different worlds, would you ever come back to this one?

Lyrica is the usual final year university student, except that she has the ability to see Rifts – portals to other worlds in this Universe. When her acquaintance Basil, a time-travelling archaeologist from the future shows up and needs her help, well, why would she resist the call of adventure? But what of these new aliens that have joined their group – will they draw Lyrica out of her self-justified, self-imposed loneliness? What will happen when the adventure turns more dangerous than anticipated?

In this first story of the Rift Runners Saga, find out what life is like when you can travel almost anywhere, and almost anything can happen!




In this latest volume of the best-selling Murder Tales series, H. N. Lloyd casts his eye to those who swore to preserve life, only to break their Hippocratic oath in the cruellest and most bizarre ways imaginable. In these bloodsoaked pages, you will be thrilled and horrified by the horrendous crimes committed by deranged doctors who put their medical knowledge to deadly use. You will meet Dr Robert George Clements whose wives had a habit of dying shortly after saying I do, Dr Marcel Petiot who used the confusion of the second world war to make himself rich via murder, and, of course, the most prolific serial killers the world has ever seen, Dr Harold Shipman. This truly is an anthology for true crime connoisseurs that will leave you turning the pages.

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A doctor with a gambling addiction poisoning his children and friends to cover his debts. A barrister cries out for help in the night, but was his death murder or suicide? A psychopath is imprisoned for trying to poison his family, only to be released from custody to kill and kill again.

In Murder Tales: The Poisoners, H. N. Lloyds looks at ten terrifying classic true crime cases where the killer's weapon of choice was a deadly poison. With the turn of each page, you will discover the fascinating facts of real-life cases that will chill your blood. Every victim, motive, trial and execution is detailed with H. N. Lloyd's eye for detail and macabre wit.

This much anticipated new instalment of the beloved Murder Tales series invites you to discover these classics from the annals of true crime, and lose yourself in tales of murder that the masters of fiction wouldn't dare to make up.

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Indie Fantasy Book Recommendations #2

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Do you like fantasy books? Here are some awesome fantasy books by indie authors that you should check out! For more books, see my indie books page!

Sea and Flame (adult fantasy)

Seraphina grew up listening to stories of the fae and the heroic Brethren who saved the world from being ripped apart by the faerie's magic. But those were children’s tales and Sera had bigger concerns, like figuring out how to open her own dress shop. But when her magic starts to misfire it draws the attention of Casmyn and his infuriating and beautiful best friend Shevard. They swear they’re fae, and they’ve been searching for someone like her. Soon, Seraphina finds herself drawn into a world of court machinations and immortal beings, and this time she might be the one who has to save the world.

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Scale and Smoke: Sea and Flame Book 2 (adult fantasy)


Seraphina has returned the fae to their homeland but she struggles to find her place.

Nilas has closed the path between the fae world and the humans. No one in the faerie lands of Amoria knows what has happened to those they left behind. They wait on Seraphina to reopen the path. Her powers have grown, strengthened by the magic in Amoria, though she has not yet learned to control them. But there are answers in the new world, books that speak of queens with fire powers. When Beston manages to make contact, begging her for help from Nilas' reign of terror she can no longer wait. It is time to act.

And Seraphina is not the only one who has changed. Shevard and Casmyn are Lords of this strange new world and while they wait on Seraphina they must prepare for battle against Nilas. They must find a way to save the faeries and humans alike.

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The odious Jeanette Sobriquet is dead and her granddaughter, Fizzy, is too relieved to grieve. Unfortunately for her, when Fizzy announces her refusal to attend the abusive woman's funeral, her life becomes a living nightmare. Now, she has demons, ghosts, and the threat of homelessness hunting her down, all demanding she caves into the dead woman's iron will.

Bar owner, Affidious Dixon, is forced to carry out Fizzy's dead grandmother's last requests; otherwise, the ghost of the Bosnian war criminal that is following him around will murder his mother.

The Grimy & the Greedy is a comedic paranormal thriller about one woman's fight to save herself from tyrannical death customs and one man's journey to save his mother from pure evil.



Tranquila Obiit is smart enough to save a stranger’s life. But when Tran’s salty, daytime-television-addicted grandmother tricks her into selling her soul to Hades, dodging near-death experiences becomes a daily ritual.

Now, as an employee of the Underworld, Tranquila seeks out her purpose in life while pet-sitting a three-headed dog that is hell-bent on destroying her.

She’s not alone. None of the Gods are any better off: Hades is battling negative Hollywood stereotypes. Persephone is trying to overcome her jealousy issues. Most importantly, Hera is trying to gain control of a domain that isn’t hers. Will their insanity be Tranquila’s demise?

Girl: Repurposed is a refreshing satire on the American Dream that’ll keep readers laughing all the way to the Underworld.






As a serial killer terrorizes the city, Detective Danny Roberts finds himself facing a nightmare of his own when he is thrown into a secret, macabre world of vampires and dark forces.

Awakening with an unquenchable thirst, Detective Roberts turns to the bottle, but discovers that now only blood will satisfy him. When a mysterious text message arrives, Danny finds himself face-to-face with Mistress, a vampire investigator known as a Wolf Hunter.

As her thrall, Danny is bound by blood to serve this enigmatic protector of humanity. Singular in his ability to maintain freewill despite the vampire's hold over him, Danny is offered a unique proposition— join Mistress in hunting down the serial killers of the world and keep humanity safe from these wolves that prey upon the vampire's flock.

But there are even darker forces at work who would threaten the ancient peace between humans and vampires. With time growing short, can these unlikely partners uncover the threat lurking in the shadows, or will the truce between humans and vampires be broken, leading to the extinction of them all?

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Books and Blogs to Check Out: Monthly supporters showcase #6

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Hi everyone and welcome to another monthly supporters showcase! This is where I share the books and blogs of my Ko-Fi members. Please check out their amazing work!

A. K. Faulkner

AK Faulkner is the author of the Inheritance series of contemporary fantasy novels, which begins with Jack of Thorns.

AK lives just outside of London, England, with a charismatic Corgi. Together they fight crime and try not to light too many fires on the way.

Visit AK's website at http://akfaulkner.com/

Twitter, Instagram and TikTok: @poopraven

Jack of Thorns

Laurence Riley might be able to see the future, but he can't see a way to fix his messed-up life. He can't control anything—not his supernatural talents, not his drug addiction, and not his violent ex-boyfriend. Laurence needs help and he knows it. A lifelong pagan, he turns to his god... and he gets Jack. Jack can help Laurence tame his powers and take control of his life. But it comes at a price: Laurence will need to keep him fed with regular offerings of sex. For the old Laurence, that would've been a pleasure. Problem is, Laurence has met Quentin.

Quentin is devastatingly handsome, way out of Laurence's league (like British nobility levels of out-of-his-league), and unbearably chaste. If that weren’t enough to keep Laurence away, Quentin's wild telekinesis is even more uncontrollable than Laurence's precognition. But Laurence doesn't want anyone else, and Jack is getting hungry.

Then Laurence foresees a glimpse of Jack's true plan. It will leave a trail of death across San Diego--and Laurence has been helping him do it. The past has taught him that the future can't be changed. But if Laurence and Quentin can't stop Jack, there won't be any future at all.

Jack of Thorns is the first book in a dark urban fantasy series where X-Men meets The Magicians.

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Indie Sci-Fi Book Recommendations

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Do you like science fiction books? Here are some awesome sci-fi books by indie authors that you should check out! For more books, see my indie books page!

Level One

Level One is the first book in the series of the same name.

Knights of Lectum promised to be the ultimate escape for players looking to dive into a unique, Fantasy world. However, not long after the game went online worldwide, a problem appeared with the NIM device that created the neural link that transports players into Lectum. In days, millions of players were trapped inside of the game, with only one hope for escape: Beat the Game.

One year later, a man going by the name Prakuza online and looking from the outside desperately reaches across illegal lines to abandon his mundane life to join the worry-free life inside of Knights of Lectum. Of course, even paradise has its own dark clouds and silver linings. In the case of Lectum, while the world is free of the responsibilities of the day-to-day, the reflection of reality is in several cases too accurate, most notably when it comes to pain. Death is something that human beings were never meant to live through, and the agony of it threatens to break Prakuza and the other players' minds.

In response to coming violently up against this truth that the rest of the world isn't aware of for those suffering inside of Knights of Lectum, Prakuza resolves to assist others in their quest for escape. To do this, he'll have to reach out, break through his own insecurities, and make friends along the long process towards victory.

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Once upon a time, inhabitants of another world tore a hole through the universe and came to Earth. They called themselves Suriias, and rivalled humans in knowledge and skill with one great exception: they had magic.

War followed. Humanity lost. And three hundred years later, humans are on the brink of extinction.

Orphans Thorn and Thistle live in hiding. They are the last of their families, the last of their friends. They scrape by, stealing to survive and living on the streets or hiding in sheds. But even under the brutal regime of the Suriias, there are places where humans can mingle in secret with magical sympathisers, and one night Thistle gets an unexpected offer of marriage from a Suriia with high standing and friends in all the right places. For Thistle, it’s a chance at safety and comfort; for Thorn, it’s a chance to find the ones who killed her parents.

And so the pair move into the capital city of Courtenz. An urban monstrosity of magic and might, false friends and flying cars, drones and death tolls, the new city promises a fresh start – and new love – for both.

But if there’s one thing Thorn knows for certain, it’s that dreams can swiftly turn into nightmares.

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A Touch of Death (The Outlands Pentalogy Book 1)

A thousand years in the future, the last of humanity live inside the walls of the totalitarian Kingdom of Cutta. The rich live in Anais, the capital city of Cutta, sheltered from the famine and disease which ravage the rest of the Kingdom. Yet riches and power only go so far, and even Anaitians can be executed. It is only by the will of the King that Nate Anteros, son of the King’s favourite, is spared from the gallows after openly dissenting. But when he’s released from prison, Nate disappears.

A stark contrast, Catherine Taenia has spent her entire life comfortable and content. The daughter of the King’s Hangman and in love with Thom, Nate’s younger brother, her life has always been easy, ordered and comfortable. That is, where it doesn’t concern Nate. His actions sullied not only his future, but theirs. And unlike Thom, Catherine has never forgiven him.

Two years pass without a word, and then one night Nate returns. But things with Nate are never simple, and when one wrong move turns their lives upside down, the only thing left to do is run where the King’s guards cannot find them – the Outlands. Those wild, untamed lands which stretch around the great walls of the Kingdom, filled with mutants and rabids.

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Dust & Lightning

In the near future, humans have gone beyond simple space travel. By the year 4054, multiple solar systems are inhabited, and taking a spaceship is as commonplace as taking an aeroplane.

Unfortunately, not everything about the future is so advanced. The central planets, led by Earth, have risen high at the expense of cheap labour on distant worlds. Dissent is widespread and arrests are common. Sometimes prisoners are released; sometimes they disappear without a trace, sent to labour camps in other solar systems.

When Ames Emerys receives a letter telling him that his brother Callum has died en route to the remote planet of Kilnin, he takes the first ship he can off Earth, desperate for answers. But the secrets Ames uncovers prove far more dangerous than he could have imagined.

And trouble isn’t far behind.

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The world is under invasion from the skycendelvins. The interdimensional beings are building gates, assimilating individuals, and preparing for a takeover. No one realizes this except specific individuals in the government.

The agency hasn't informed Ana of the planned invasion. She is a homeland security agent sent to Mr. And Mrs. Leonard Turner's house to investigate Mrs. Turner. Julianne Turner is a national security threat. Leo falls in love with Ana. His wife hasn't allowed him to touch her for two years and indecently visits other individuals. Leo Turner initiates a divorce and tells Ana he wants to be friends and eventually marry her.

Ana has a dream and later sees a vision of San Francisco exploding. She tells Leo she is an agent sent to watch Mrs turner. The next day they explore Mrs. Turner's quarters only to discover many strange objects and several dates marked in a calendar for September 20th "financial breakdown" and 28th "skyfel."

Two weeks later, Ana and Leo go to Williams to purchase Ana's childhood home. They come home to the letter stating Mrs. Turner is not human. It advises her to disengage immediately. Leo and Ana leave.

They visit the field office the next day, and Mr. Abbott discloses information about the skycendelvins and the plan to destroy the gates to save humanity from the takeover. The self-destruct mechanism is more potent than any bomb humanity has developed. Soon Leo and Ana are in a race against time to escape ground zero before the bomb flattens the San Francisco Bay Area.


Strive not for power, but for control. Power without control is nothing, control without power is a beginning. - First Book of Thelen, first stanza.

The civil war that has riven the Empire of the Thelenic Curriculum for five long years nears an end. Besieged in Manadar, their final fortress, the surviving twelve Royalist Magisters hatch a desperate plot- to break the walls of reality itself and turn the power of another universe against the Lily College.

Unknown to the Twelve, that universe is home to Operative Amanda Devereux, and the most highly-advanced dimensional research facility on Earth. When the Royalists’ magic touches the cutting-edge science of The Office, the results are apocalyptic. Of the Twelve and their bastion, there is no trace.

But in the crater that lies in the wake of Manadar, Amanda Devereux stirs, a cybernetic infiltration agent hurled into a world she could never have imagined- a world that has never seen anything like her.

Science-fiction and fantasy collide head-on in the first novel of the Thelenic Curriculum: The Wake of Manadar.

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Magic and technology entwine and clash in the sequel to The Wake of Manadar.

The sole survivor of a magical catastrophe that flung her into a strange new world and annihilated two cities, Operative Amanda Devereux is gradually finding a place for herself in the Empire of the Thelenic Curriculum. Unknown to her, the repercussions of the Disaster of the Wake are still unfolding.

The vast empire of the Daxalai schemes to bring the eastern lands under their benevolent dominion, the Dragons of the Parliament brood and plot, and the enigmatic Whales of the Blue Council deliver a cryptic warning.

Meanwhile, her devious new employer has a grudge against one of her few real friends and her own relationship may be nothing more than a magical side-effect. And still, the warning of the Whales persists.

“There was a third mirror....”

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The Flybown Crusade: The third novel of the Thelenic Curriculum

“My hand is open, as is my heart.”The traditional greeting of the people of the Dendaril Hegemony still holds true centuries after their realm was founded. But what was once a warm promise of friendship is now feared by those few who know the true nature of the Dendaril. To the Free Tribes, they are the Fly Lords, bearers of the affliction known only in ancient songs as The Woe. To the Magisters of the Lily College, they are the thralls of the Shrive-Ticks, symbiotic insects that bring health, strength and peace of mind to those they infest at the cost of their entire identity. Now, after a millennium of silence, the Dendaril are moving. To face them in battle unprotected is to become them, and there is nowhere to run. To Magister Thalia Daran, who fears herself responsible, falls the task of enlisting the aid of the Royal Knights of Abelia, whose sealed battle-armour and Golem automata are immune to the parasites. But the Abelians killed her father, and he himself was responsible for the death of the previous king, a fact Queen Tondarin II has not forgotten. Thalia's ally, the dimensionally-shifted Operative Amanda Devereux, searches for hidden secrets that may hinder her as much as they help. Meanwhile, the fiercely independent Free Tribes face a stark choice between allying with a hated enemy, or losing themselves to the Woe forever. And in the Empire of the Thelenic Curriculum, Arch-Chancellor Derelar Thane finds troubling questions about his spy-master that must be answered.Magic and technology, love and hate, the weight of history and the march of progress combine in the third novel of the Thelenic Curriculum, The Flyblown Crusade.

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“And for many years the new star shone just like the old one, until one day it started to go yellow, but that is another story.”
Legends of Thelen and the Patrons

It should be victory. It should be the dawn of a new age of peace and reconciliation. The Dendaril have fled in full retreat, the Winnowing Ague that has plagued the Kingdom of Abelia for centuries has been brought to an end, and Magister, Mighty One and Royal Knight have exchanged cordial words and bled in common cause for the first time since the Foundation Wars.

It is none of those things.

In ending the Ague, Amanda Devereux may have destroyed the Kingdom of Abelia. In repelling the Dendaril, the Free Tribes have been ripped apart, fully half their number lured into the service of an ancient, inscrutable Master. And concealed by it all, lurking unnoticed in the aftermath of war, a woman long-since discarded as worthless by the powerful wrestles to control a power none of them could possibly imagine. Some call it the Wild Burn. The Daxalai call it the heiran. But it falls to Delys Amaranth, the mute Swordmaster, to give it the only name that truly describes it.

The fire in the wind.

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Forty years ago, nuclear war devastated vast swathes of the world. Since then, the remaining countries strived to rebuild and grow stronger. Continents formed The Peace Accords, an agreement that cut all contact with each other to prevent such a war from ever happening again.

Three strangers—an art student in Paris, a Russian spy, and a South African programmer—find their lives intertwine as magic returns to Earth. Guided by the mysterious Celestials, they must choose how they use this force in a fight that will determine the fate of every single living thing on the planet.











World War III begins in an unexpected way. Commander Alex Coleman thought his career over when he got sent to Armistice Station, an underwater megastation where you can buy everything except success in the U.S. Navy. But when a French-Indian alliance tries to push the United States out of the Indian Ocean, he's right in their path. He never set out to be a hero, because heroes don't explode coffee creamer fireballs or hijack cruise ships--but hey, conventional submariners rarely make history.

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Cardinal Virtues (War of the Submarine Book 1)

The future is here—and war will follow.

2037: Underwater exploitation has changed the world. Every nation wants territory, and the race for resources on the ocean floor is on.

Commander Alex Coleman thought his career was over when he got sent to Armistice Station, an underwater megastation where you can buy everything except success in the U.S. Navy. Here, he waits for retirement, doling out sodas and supplies while keeping an eye out for and unruly sailors—hardly the things the Navy sends you to do when you’re a submariner on the fast track.

But things aren’t quiet in this underwater amusement park. French marines arrive with Indian Navy support. Both nations want the United States out of the Indian Ocean, and Alex, along with his eclectic band of castoff sailors, is the only one standing in their way.

Alex sure as hell doesn’t want to be a hero—because heroes don't explode coffee creamer fireballs or hijack cruise ships—but the shooting’s started, and he’s got a job to do.

Meanwhile, an American carrier strike group steams though the Straits of Malacca. Commander Nancy Coleman’s USS Fletcher (DDG 155) is on point, keeping an eye out for Chinese submarines that might stop her ships from arriving in time to aide Taiwan. But when a trigger-happy admiral shoots at the wrong nation’s submarine, she finds herself in the middle of a shootout that might be the first act of World War III.

Cardinal Virtues is first book in the series War of the Submarine, also published as Season 1 of the War of the Submarine serial on Kindle Vella.


TAKE AN ADVENTURE THROUGH TIME! Stephanie Drake and her three children were glad to be alive after a sudden storm slammed their boat onto an uncharted island, but it's not where they think. They found themselves in another world, frozen in time. For more than 3,000 years, the magical island of Avalon remained hidden from the outside world. It was a place of eternal magic, where the descendants of King Arthur ruled over a land filled with magical creatures, wizards, Elves, Dwarves and dragons. On Avalon, Stephanie and her children were being hunted by bounty hunters, thieves and brigands. They found themselves caught in a poweTh r struggle between Lord Kraven Darkholm, a powerful wizard descended from the sorceress Morgana le Fay, and Lord Bryan MoonDrake, the Gil-Gamesh of Avalon.

The people of this magical isle have been protected for centuries by the Gil-Gamesh, a descendant of Sir Percival Peredyr, the last Knight of the Round Table. But who is Lord MoonDrake and how does he know so much about Stephanie and her children? Now, it's a race against time as the Gil-Gamesh must protect these Outlanders—as they are called—and get them home to the outside world. All the while, Kraven Darkholm continued his schemes against the people of Avalon, vying to achieve his ultimate goal of becoming ruler of this enchanted island.

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Emma Castle, an eye implant techie, gets dumped into dealing with a corporate nightmare.

People depend on AI, including eyeGo, a visual implant installed from the age of nine. When an erratic illness known as Jobs Disease incapacitates millions, Emma, an eyeGo health technician, gets reassigned to investigate a possible link between the implant and the affliction. As the disease continues to spread on Earth at an alarming rate, Emma uncovers a potential conspiracy that could rock humankind and technology forever. Teaming up with a private investigator, a hacking guru, a senior member of The Milky Way Library, and a million-dollar AI assistant, Emma races to stop the devastation before it’s too late.

SHINY METAL BOXES, the first installment in The Wormholescope Chronicles, is a science fiction novel that falls into the abyss of technology addiction.

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Welcome to the Cassidyverse, the wider world of the Cassidy Chronicles, where life will take you in unexpected directions.

Kendra Cassidy’s dream was to drag humanity to the stars. Along the way she invested her fortune, her sweat, and her blood to make the Terran Federation real. But she wasn’t the only one; her crew struggled alongside her to bring it to life. These are their stories:

In “Recruiting Kendra, “ a younger Kendra learns first-hand what it takes to turn an actress into an assassin.

In “A Dream Made Flesh,” Diana, an AI and a leader of the Federation, wonders what it might be like to be human.

In “When ‘cats Fly,” Daniela is challenged to solve the problem of making a space fighter suitable for cat-sized sentients.

In “Murder on the Missouri,” a cadet is murdered, Alyssa calls in the only human who can solve the case.

In “Hell Hath No Fury,” A jealous, vengeful Admiral discovers that Ashley is the wrong Captain to exile to the frontier.

In “The Martian Gambit,” Mikall and the crew of the TFS Nike face a last-gasp attempt to overthrow the Terran Federation.

And in “Thrown For A Loop,” a story that spans centuries, Kendra and her wife, Aiyana, confront a threat to all of space and time.

In all, eleven tales of bravery, love, creativity, and…staplers?

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The year 2113 is a post-modern America, after decades of warfare and the near collapse of civilisation, America is shattered into a dozen nations. Aiyana Cassidy is a genius physicist who has stumbled upon a technology that will revolutionize the world. She makes contact with her old high school friend Kendra Foster-Briggs, who is an employee of a shadowy organization called OutLook. Cassidy's experiments at Heavy Lift Corporation (HLC) into teleportation cause many different players to begin tracking her down. Kendra and Cassidy set of on a cross-continental journey to find some answers.

In this steampunk novel, their travels take them on a continent spanning adventure as we are introduced to a world of advanced technology, strange and unfamiliar landscapes and new discoveries.








Eugene was only five years old when he burned his house down and nearly killed his mother. Fearing his powers were too volatile, his parents had the memories of his powers and their secret society of super humans erased.

Ten years later, that secret is revealed when a classmate goes crazy and makes Eugene’s whole school see their own nightmares. His classmate is only the beginning. His best friend Willow can heal all wounds, his father can turn invisible, and his brother can make things explode. Before Eugene can come to terms with having unusual abilities, Willow is kidnapped.

For thousands of years, Earth has been under siege by an alien named Isiro bent on enslaving the planet. Now, in need of a new host to carry his disembodied essence, Isiro has taken Willow. With no help from the Anyan’s Alliance and with powers he barely understands Eugene journeys across the States following her trail into the enemy base itself. He is determined to find her and find the answer to her kidnapping before she is turned into an alien host.

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Eugene has traveled across the United States and nothing went as expected. Now he’s stuck in China with a mentor he never asked for. Learning his powers, the conflicts ahead of him, and who he is are more important than he knows. Willow has come out the other side but now she feels more alone than ever before. She’s a target, on the run, and trying to figure out what to do next. It’s only with the help of a new friend that she’ll be able to navigate new world opening before her. Harry, Jack, Roy, and Logan are off trying to find Laura but nothing is certain and they might be opening a can of worms they aren’t ready to handle.

The war between the Anyan’s Alliance and Isiroan Legion is heating up and no one is prepared for what that means. There are forces at play in the world and Eugene, Willow, and the others are on paths to becoming leaders of a new generation.






A Twist in the Rift (Rift Runners Book 1)

If you could travel to different worlds, would you ever come back to this one?

Lyrica is the usual final year university student, except that she has the ability to see Rifts – portals to other worlds in this Universe. When her acquaintance Basil, a time-travelling archaeologist from the future shows up and needs her help, well, why would she resist the call of adventure? But what of these new aliens that have joined their group – will they draw Lyrica out of her self-justified, self-imposed loneliness? What will happen when the adventure turns more dangerous than anticipated?

In this first story of the Rift Runners Saga, find out what life is like when you can travel almost anywhere, and almost anything can happen!






Jill Andersen is one of Baltimore's best and brightest detectives, but she harbors a dark secret -- a secret that threatens to come out when the body of Dr. Trent Roberts is pulled out of the Chesapeake Bay. Dr. Roberts' connection to Jill reveals a past that involves a tour in Iraq, a secretive cybernetic experiment, and a conspiracy that involves a native son.

Can Jill solve the case while still keeping her secret? Will her partners at the Seventh Precinct find out what she's so desperate to hide? What was Dr. Roberts looking into that led to his murder? And perhaps the biggest question of all...

Who is Bounty?


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The future… is here. Gregory Simpson brings you "The Quantum Contingent", a globe-trotting, techno-spy thriller with pop-culture references and even its own Spotify playlist! This novel is set in richly detailed locations around the globe and features today's technologies extrapolated for tomorrow, including cryptocurrency, drones, and SpaceX rocket ships.

In 2028, a mysterious group known as The Quantum Contingent has achieved true quantum computing capabilities. The Quantum Contingent have their sights set on achieving immortality for a select few who will chart humanity's destiny. They are willing to hold the world's governments hostage to achieve their goals.

Jack and Sarah are sibling spies who work with Quotient, a mysterious, independent spy agency whose secret advantage is also quantum based. They find themselves taking on a desperate mission to race across the globe at a frenetic pace to stop this nefarious group and their anonymous founder!

Altar From Space

Talisha Martinson and her crew respond to the distress signal of the SS Revelation, only to discover that nobody is there. It quickly becomes apparent that something monstrous is lurking aboard the SS Revelation, and it's not going to let anyone leave with their life.










After escaping the nightmare aboard the SS Revelation, Talisha awakes on an unfamiliar medical station. She quickly realizes that something truly awful is happening based on the blood splattered walls and piles of viscera. It seems that Talisha escaped from one hell, only to be plunged into another.













The Shareholders

In the late 21st century, Earth has been ravaged by climate change. Seeing it was time for decisive action, the billionaires bioengineered immortality, purchased the last habitable biospheres on the planet as their personal shares, and fled to Mars. For everyone left behind, life on a dying planet isn't easy. The lucky ones live in enclosed cities eating bug protein and saving up for passage to Mars. The rest of humanity exists as climate refugees passing through worlds that are perpetually on the brink of ecological collapse.

Ian Gateman, one of Earth's last bureaucrats, works on the settlement of ecological refugees while he, his wife, Anne, and their son, Alex, look forward to life on Mars. When Anne becomes terminally ill, she decides to upload her consciousness and live forever in Lotus: a corporate-run virtual reality simulation. To keep up with the monthly payments for Anne's digital residency and stop Lotus from deleting her consciousness, Ian takes on a special assignment. Tasked with finding a buyer for a fledgling colony of newly settled ecological refugees, Ian travels to the estates of several visiting immortals. As Ian tries to flog the colony to a brooding class of bored immortals, it becomes clear they have their own plans for humanity's future.

Sugar Plum Tea

Humanity needed the Tahli to chase the invading Borie from Earth. The Tahli needed Earth since their dying sun was giving off radiation that sterilized most of their women. They can either make it work, or both go extinct.

At the age of seven, Winnie was pulled from the rubble of a dying world by Tahli soldiers. She became their reason to fight to protect the women and girls of Earth, even if it meant going against their people’s desperation to save their species.

In her adult years, Winnie wanted nothing more than to marry and have children after starting her successful tea and sweet shop in the colonies set up by the Tahli. Backstabbers, terrorists, and hate that still filled the rebuilding world always seemed to get in the way. That is until she has a chance meeting with a newly relocated Tahli on Kinship Day.

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Strange lights in the sky.
A Red Planet.
A catalyst to change the course of human history.

Commander James Fowler is an astronaut and the first officer of the Magnum Opus, the largest spacecraft ever built, on the first crewed expedition to Mars. The mission: to investigate the mysterious extrasolar object that went down on the Red Planet five years ago. James is living the dream: he gets to go to space and be one of the first to set foot on another world, with his girlfriend, Angela, cheering him on at home. Maybe after the mission, when he's returned a hero, he'll find the perfect moment to finally propose.

But his dreams shatter as the mission ends in disaster.

Returning to a world reeling from the revelation of what they found out there, James works to piece his life back together and come to terms with what happened. But the mission left him changed, and now he must fight to protect everything he holds dear from those who seek advancement at any cost; a process that makes him question his identity, his place in the world, and what it means to be human.

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The Re-Emergence: An Augment Saga Novella (The Augment Saga)

"It was just a myth. Just a damn legend passed down from corrupted databanks..."

A strange probe from a long-forgotten satellite network appears in the P’hori star system. Its message: a dire warning signalling the return of an ancient mythological evil. Imperator Da’kora Corasar and the crew of the Qesh’kal are sent to determine the probe’s origin, and find that the satellite is not as they had expected. Corasar trusts the satellite’s data, but not everyone aboard agrees. Tensions rise and loyalties are tested as they track down the source of the signal. Thrust into conflict, the crew of the Qesh’kal must chase their foe across the galactic arm and save their home from certain destruction.









Late in the twenty-second century, teams of Time Rangers travel back in history to capture Time Runners, renegade time travellers who endanger the future by changing the past. Kai Sawyer, son of a rear admiral who was a founding member of the Time Ranger unit, is a Spawn, a genetically enhanced human with powerful strength and abilities. But despite his advantages, he carries the burden of his father's cold and calculated plans for Kai's future.

As Kai rises through the ranks to become the Time Rangers' youngest commander ever, he must constantly prove himself to fend off perceptions, even from his own team, that nepotism is behind his meteoric rise. But when Kai and his team are sent to seventeenth-century France to capture a sadistic Time Runner altering the arc of medical advances, Kai finds his considerable strengths used against him. And he fears that he might be a pawn in a dark scheme concocted by mysterious forces even he can't defeat.


Escaping to far-off places of his imagination to forget about being bullied, is typical for sixth grader Oliver, until one afternoon he goes a bit too far. He switches places with Captain Maris, a tough-as-the-seas pirate from another dimension where space travel, tall ships, and wild adventure are the norm. Captain Maris may have survived space battles, but he’ll face his greatest challenge yet while walking in Oliver’s shoes. Meanwhile, Oliver is more lost than ever. When the truth comes to light, it is more than Captain Maris can bear. It shatters him and breaks Oliver, and now he has to come to terms with a whole new reality. In this middle-grade adventure about facing your fears and dealing with life-changing problems, author Fernando Bravo crafts an engaging tale that spans worlds.

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