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Enter the world of Dragonlands with the first three novels from this ongoing, bestselling epic fantasy series.


The mystery enshrouding Hutton’s Bridge is as impenetrable as the fog that descended at its borders eighty years ago. Each year, three villagers enter the mist searching for answers. No one ever returns.

Then a dragon falls from the sky to the town square, dead—the first glimpse of an outside world that has become nothing more than a fairy tale to Hutton’s Bridge. Except to Tressa.

Tressa grew up with Granna’s stories of the days before the fog fell. When Granna dies, leaving Tressa without any family, Tressa ventures into the fog herself, vowing to unravel the foul magic holding Hutton’s Bridge captive.

What she discovers beyond the fog endangers the lives of everyone she loves.

The fog that trapped the people of Hutton’s Bridge for eighty years has disappeared, but now so have the villagers.

Fearing the worst, Tressa and Bastian must navigate a new and dangerous world in search of their people. Among their allies are a healer, a warrior, and even a dragon–but their enemies are far greater.

Hutton’s Bridge has long protected a powerful secret, one the dragonlords will kill to control. As the realms rise, Tressa and Bastian risk everything to save their people, until one must make the ultimate sacrifice.

Tensions are mounting in the Dragonlands. The dragon hordes are mustering, each with its own agenda. But Tressa must conquer her personal demons before answering the call to war.

Gravely ill, her body undergoing mysterious and frightening changes, she travels to a distant land for the answers crucial to her survival. What she discovers rocks her to the core.

As the battle begins, a long-slumbering magic–dark, powerful, and brutal–awakens. And Tressa learns the ones you love most can become your greatest enemies of all.



We’re proud to announce that we’ll be releasing Daughters of the Witch Queen part 2 (our other project, a serialized novel) within three weeks, on the 2nd of May.

We gotta be honest, the last two months have been tiresome, frustrating, but ultimately fun months and we can’t wait to start on part 3 and get that out of the door too. Best part, like always, has been the interaction and dialogue with our newsletter-readers and advance copy reviewers who always know how to give us the best help, feedback, and cheering up just when we need it the most. We couldn’t have done it without you guys, and we hope you enjoy it. :)

So without further ado, have fun with the preview below and the first two chapters that are included!

Read the first two chapters!

Or get part one :)


Silver Saaremaeel and Kaija Rudkiewicz I published a story today

My short story called “Dollhouse”, to be exact. It’s available in the kindle store as of right now for $1.99. Before you freak out, it’s $1.99 for about 11,000 words. 

For any of you who have a Kindle (I don’t, ha), I’ve included a short description and link below. I will also be working on various other projects to publish, so hopefully if you like it, you’ll see more from me soon. For those of you that don’t own a Kindle (like me), just reblog it or whatever. Do what you do. This is like the only thing I know how to do and it’s kind of what I enjoy doing, so hopefully some of you like it. Thanks :] 

A short description:

An endless desert stretches towards every horizon, and the only thing in sight is a decaying mansion. Inside the mansion is a fun house of horrors, and a vindictive monster awaiting the arrival of a girl with no one around, no memories, and no shoes. Can this girl successfully navigate the deadly twists and turns of this strange world or will she fail to escape the dollhouse?


Late Afternoon Drive Reading

We went to my aunt’s house yesterday to visit her new baby. It was a long drive and I was stupid enough that I forgot to bring A Tale For The Time Being. So I took out my Kindle instead and started reading The Paper Magician.

Can we just stop and appreciate the cool lighting going on in the photo? This time, no edits were done except for the watermark. It was pretty amazing how the afternoon light played through the windshield. It’s magic on its own!

P.S. Yup. I am proud of my hairy thighs. Haha.

3.9 stars! Over 100 5 star reviews!

Sixteen year old Arelia LaRue lives in New Orleans where the music is loud, voodoo queens inhabit every street corner, and the ghosts are alive and well. Despite her surroundings, all she wants is to help her Grand-mere Bea pay the rent and save up for college.

When her best friend Sabrina convinces her to take a well-paying summer job at the infamous Darkwood plantation, owned by the wealthy LaPlante family, Arelia agrees.

However, at Darkwood nothing is what is seems. Arelia enters a world full of tricky spirits, strange characters and forbidden love.

In the intoxicating world of New Orleans Hoodoo/Voodoo expect the unexpected!

Come along for the ride…

Thanks everyone for your support!

I am so proud to have made this list in the Huffington Post of the 15 trans names you should know in 2015! (Thank you Sidney Chase Marie, you are amazing and talented!)

I would like your help! We need to keep our books ranking on Amazon! The Books of Belshalara are a dark fantasy series with horror elements. The stories contain many LGBT characters, and we think it is important to represent these characters in the fantasy genre. 

We are also independently published authors, so mine and my wife’s efforts are all grass roots.

For those who do not know me, I am a 31 year old trans guy and father of three. My wife is a cis-gendered woman, a talented artist, brilliant writer, and graphic designer. 

Book one of the Books of Belshalara, the Dog and the Serpent can be purchased here.

The Dog and the Serpent in paperback can be found here. 

Book two, The Moth and the Crow can be found here.

Moth and the Crow paperback here

You are also welcomed to follow us on Facebook!

Thank you guys so much again!

Sanitarium, Issue #32, edited by Barry Skelhorn, Eye Trauma Press, April 2015. Cover art by Kevin Spencer, info:

“We’re more than just a horror short story magazine, we are what the horror novels fear. If you are easily scared, afraid of the dark, or fear nightmares don’t enter the Sanitarium! When it comes to entertainment would you rather have one long book, or multiple short gripping stories? I think the latter is the best bet as well, and that is exactly what you’ll get with Sanitarium. Each short story is written by a different Independent author giving you, the reader, an experience you a horror experience that you will not want to escape… Even if you could. With the perfect mixture of suspense thriller, horror, dark horror, and other scary favorites you will instantly fall in love with these short horror stories. The short stories are carefully chosen and mixed with the right amount of dread, shrieks, and gasp inducing fear you’ve been seeking.”

Flesh or Fantasy by Gwendolyn Kiste
C.A.M.P. by Kent Rosenberger
Love Eternal by Pedro Iniguez
PERIPHERAL VISION by Julie McNeely-Kirwan
Grave Prodigies by Quinn Ramsay
Sick Love Potion by Justin Hamelin
Avoidance by Michael Shimek
Friends of Murder by Steven J. Anzalone
Little Mumbling Things by William J. Hugel
Dolly by HH Bond
Elizabeth by Colin Browen

In addition to these fear inflicting horror short stories and dark verse, you will also find:
News: We cover up and coming anthologies and collections awaiting your submissions
See who’s riding high in the US and UK Kindle charts.
We spend time in the Hope Spot with R. Donald James Gauvreau
We spend a moment with horror writers Benjamin Percy and James Herbert award winner Nick Cutter


“All your yesterdays will wither and fade in the land of fallen hopes, and all your tomorrows will beg and plead not to follow after them.”

Because it’s 33°C (around 91°F) outside, and I don’t think coffee would be an appropriate drink–with this scorching summer heat–while I’m reading Vicious by V.E. Schwab. So here’s what I got instead: chilled honey lemonade.

Oh and yeah, I’m reading this book on my Kindle because it isn’t fucking available in our country unless I get it on fucking special order, which costs way fucking more than the book’s original price. So, yay me!

And lastly, this book is amazeballs, okay?? I mean, I enjoyed reading The Archived but this one is entirely a different level of coolness. If I didn’t know that Victoria Schwab wrote this and The Archived, I would have thought that those books were written by two different authors. Now, I get what the rave was all about!

The ‘This Or That’ Tag


I was tagged by bookphile, I rather think some time ago, but I didn’t know I got tagged… 

Physical book or e-book? Both. Definitely both.

Audio or book in hand? Typically book in hand, but I’ve become more amused by audiobooks of late. Especially as I exercise more. 

Paperback or hardcover? It really depends on how I started the series.  

Adult or Young Adult? At the moment, a lot of YA, but I’m a big fan of adult as well.

Series or Standalone? Series. Yeah. Series. 

Dog ears or bookmarks? BOOKMARKS

Breaking the spine or barely opening the book? Honestly, it varies. But I’m not opposed to breaking the spine.

Borrow or buy? Buy, its a problem I have.

Bookstore or Online? Its a perfect mix.

Fiction or non-fiction? Fiction.

Fantasy world or real life issues? Fantasy.

Kindle, Ipad, or other? A multitude! 

Monster read or short and sweet? Somewhere in between please.

Starry eyed romance or full of action? Oh. I’m a huge romance fan, but starry eyed sometimes makes me gag.

Curl up in a Snuggie or bathe in the sun? Sun! I love the bright sunshiney spots. 

Read the review or decide for yourself?  I usually find the books through reviews, but I typically decide for myself after that.

Zombies or unicorns? Unicorns. Zombies are SO not my thing.

I’mma go ahead and tag smaugthebookhoarder octoberreads oracleanne maureensbooks boyishbookworm and any one else who wants to do it! 

Two Free Books and One Asteroid (Made of Dragons)

Both of my books are free this week on Kindle! And maybe you wanna help get the third one published too?

I’m giving my books away this week – in hope that you will think about helping me reach my dreams and pre-order my new book. I put out the first two all on my own – now I’m working with – a crowd-source publisher and their Sci-Fi / Fantasy Contest sponsored by Sword and Laser. Normally I would have to get 1000 pre-orders to get my book published – but in this contest the top 5…

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Book One of the Elementals Series

Loren Bramley was no one–at least, that was what she’d grown up believing. She was unimportant. Even having superpowers didn’t give her an edge.

Then Loren meets a hooded vigilante with superpowers of his own and ties to one of the richest families in the country.

“We’re going to save the world.”

Suddenly, Loren is pulled into their lives. She is the one they’ve been searching years to find, the last of the four Elements–and she is the key to saving the world… or destroying it.

Can she throw caution to the wind and dive headfirst into her new calling, or will she be the pawn in a mad quest for power?

She wanted to be important, but not like this. Never like this.

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LEGACY - Kindle edition by Elvis Noble, Gregory Isherwood.

Mike Smith, a retired detective from Los Angeles, decides to travel to small town in Ashland Colorado.  He decides to pursue the teachings of his aunt.  Mike’s parents in the past forbid him to communicate with her.  In the quaint town of Ashland, she had a reputation for practicing witchcraft and study of the occult.  After establishing a room in Ashland, he decides to take a hike of the mountain 

Book Meme

. Stolen from arcreactored

Physical book or e-book? Both. I mean e-books have their advances but sometimes it just has to be a physical copy

Audio or book in hand? Book in hand. I do love audio-books but choose them more for the narrator than the plot.

Paperback or hardcover? Both

Adult or Young Adult? Adult

Series or Standalone? standalones.

Dog ears or bookmarks? Bookmarks. You Heathen

Breaking the spine or barely opening the book? Like…normal? I try not to break the spine but I’m not sacrificing reading-comfortableness for it

Borrow or buy? buy.

Bookstore or Online? I try to buy any German books in bookstores and English ones wherever it is cheaper (aka online)

Fiction or non-fiction? Fiction.

Fantasy world or real life issues? Fantasy

Kindle, Ipad, or other? Kindle

Monster read or short and sweet? Depends on the book. If it’s good I’ll happily read 500+ pages. 

Starry eyed romance or full of action? Does action mean dead bodies?.Wait…that came out wrong and now kiwi will think I’m a serial-killer again. I just mean: crime novels. They don’t need to be full of action, I really like cozies and everything in the tradition of Agatha Christie

Curl up in a Snuggie or bathe in the sun? Snuggie. Sunbathing requires so much sun-screen

Read the review or decide for yourself? Read the review. I might not actually listen to it but if I want to read something by an author that’s totally new to me I see what others think, first

Zombies or unicorns? Unicorns. Everytime.