Sorcerer of the Ancient Depths

Sorcerer of the Ancient DepthsTitle: Sorcerer of the Ancient Depths
Series: The Vanished #2
Published by: Rampant Publishing
Release Date: December 2022
Genre: ,
ISBN13: 9798367012408
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Danger surrounds them on all sides, but a more sinister threat may lurk below.

Hunted by the nation they were once forced to serve, Aiden and his companions are driven deep into the Frontier, an ancient land filled with vicious monsters and deadly secrets. With supplies dwindling and enemy patrols drawing near, Aiden leads an expedition through the heart of the Frontier to find a safety for his people. And, he hopes, a place that he might finally call home in this strange world so different from Earth.

What he finds may become his tomb.

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Queen of Monsters

Title: Queen of Monsters
Series: The Vanished #1
Release Date: 25 July 2022
Authors: Jay Barnson
Genre: ,
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Sometimes people vanish without a trace. Sometimes those people arrive… elsewhere.

As a teen, Aiden Holt studied stories of unexplained disappearances throughout history. He never dreamed he would become one of those disappearances.

Now trapped in an alien world, hunted for his non-functional “special abilities,” Aiden fights to survive against horrific creatures and determined enemies.

Somewhere between certain death and servitude, Aiden seeks an escape—if he can find other “vanished” who beat the odds and survived in this harsh magical world.

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Fantastic Schools Volume III

Faltastic Schools Volume 3Title: Fantastic Schools Volume 3
Short Story Title: Summoned
Published by: Wisecraft Publishing
Release Date: May 2021
Authors: Jay Barnson, Emily Sorensen, Christopher Nuttall, Roger D. Strahan, Denton Salle, Karina Fabian, Frank B. Luke, George Phillies, Aaron Van Treeck, Becky R. Jones, Peter Rhodan, Rhys Hughs, J.F. Posthumus, Barb Caffey
Editors: L. Jagi Lamplighter
ASIN: B095T3C7S7
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Have you ever wanted to go to magic school? To cast spells and brew potions and fly on broomsticks and - perhaps - battle threats both common and supernatural? Come with us into worlds of magic, where students become magicians and teachers do everything in their power to ensure the kids survive long enough to graduate. Welcome to ... Fantastic Schools.

Follow the daughter of a witch who wants to learn white—not black—magic, a trio of students sent on a mysterious task, a kidnapped student trying to escape, a troll who wants to study among the humans, and a magic-less boy with a chance to learn magic, if he survives his first month at a magical university.

Follow us into worlds different, magical ...

... And very human.

Summoned: A new, boutique VR system with a custom game lets you enjoy a world where you are a student in a strange school for young wizards. The game and graphics usually aren't very realistic... until it is, and the characters in this world expect the player to do their bidding.

Sidearm & Sorcery Volume One

Title: Sidearm & Sorcery Volume One
Short Story Title: Flight Response
Published by: Baby Katie Media
Release Date: December 2021
Authors: Jay Barnson, Bryce Beattie, Misha Burnett, Carlos Carrasco, JD Cowan, Michael DeCarolis, Dale W. Glaser, Jason J. McCuiston, Mark J. Schultis
Editors: Bryce Beattie
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In the modern world, paranormal dangers lurk all around. When there is no chosen one to be found, no altruistic half-vampire around, and no superheros flying overhead, it's up to average people to do the business of defeating evil. They have no powers, no prophecies, and all the odds are stacked against them.

In this short story collection, regular folk find themselves up against nightmare creatures, conniving warlocks, and all manner of supernatural dangers. All set in contemporary environments. Read these nine new tales of magic and adventure today.

This anthology contains the following stories:

Flight Response by Jay Barnson
An army helicopter pilot has a harrowing experience with a mind-controlling sorcerer in Vietnam. Several years later, the sorcerer has resurfaced, but will this wild chance at revenge end in tragedy?

Small Town Sorcery by Bryce Beattie
Supernatural terrors plague a child at night, and her father doesn't seem to be concerned. What nightmare is he trying to hide?

In The Forests Of The Night by Misha Burnett
Politics. Power always brought out the politicians, looking for an angle to drive in a wedge and gain some leverage. Magic was power, money was power, and this case was dripping with both. From the case files of Erik Rugar comes another tale of magic, mystery, and a detective who is always over his head.

La Bruja by Carlos Carrasco
A New Orleans Police Detective and an Exorcist join forces to rescue a young girl from the clutches of a demonic cult. The trail leads them into the bullet-riddled inner-city streets of the Big Easy where lives and souls are held cheap and rival gang-bangers wage a bloody race war.

Living Land by JD Cowan
After the show, a rockabilly drummer follows a girl who looks like she might be in trouble. The two are swept away into an unexplainable land, where existence turns in on itself.

Under a Mango Sun by Michael DeCarolis
An agent of Thailand's supernatural crime division must infiltrate Bangkok's seedy underbelly to get to the bottom of an enchanted animal smuggling ring, where she finds herself in over her head.

The Undying Past by Dale W. Glaser
A private investigator is coerced into tracking down the cause of a curse on an ancient manor. Will he find the answer before the curse claims his life?

Green Shadow by Jason J. McCuiston
Some New Age cults are fads. Some are nefarious. A rare few actually worship dark gods. When an Afghanistan vet is hired to bring back a runaway girl, he comes face-to-face with the latter.

Prey of the Hamadame by Mark J. Schultis
A mysterious beast is preying on factory workers. A pregnant woman's husband has disappeared. Can an outcast detective find him before it is too late?

Blood Creek Witch

Title: Blood Creek Witch
Series: Blood Creek Saga #1
Published by: Immortal Works
Release Date: March 2018
Authors: Jay Barnson
Genre: ,
ASIN: B07B293JT9
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A monstrous evil rising from the mountains. A teen witch who doesn’t believe in magic. The fate of Blood Creek rests in her hands.

Jenny Morgan wants nothing more than to grow hometown roots and make a few friends. But when she comes home to find her house halfway packed for yet another mysterious move, her hopes are crushed. Cursed with a fitful sleep, Jenny's strange dreams spill into reality when she awakens to the news of her parent's unexpected death.

Grieving and lost, Jenny travels to West Virginia to live with an aunt she’s never met. There, she discovers an unbelievable family heritage of witchcraft and magic, and meets three friends with dark secrets all their own. As deadly horrors straight out of myth and folklore threaten her new life, Jenny becomes the only one who stands a chance of stopping the growing evil. But embracing her heritage will attract the attention of an even greater evil—the same un-killable creature her parents died to protect her from.

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Planetary Anthology: MarsTitle: Planetary Anthology Series: Mars
Short Story Title: The Martian Princess
Published by: Tuscany Bay Books
Release Date: August 2020
Authors: Jay Barnson, Kevin J Anderson, Chuck Dixon, Lou Antonelli, James Pyles, A M Freeman, Brokera Brumley, Benjamin Wheeler, K M Carroll, Dana Bell, Kai Wai Cheah, Declan Finn, Julie Frost, Marie Gennesson, David Hallquist, Sean Patrick Hazlett, Avily Jerome, Jon Mollison, C T Phipps
Editors: Lucca Dejardins
ASIN: B085644DYV
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Mars. The Red Planet. Bringer of war, the God of war itself. The planet that gave birth to the modern era of science fiction when H.G. Wells gazed upon the red light in the night sky and envisioned an army gathering upon its plains to invade our world.

These are the stories of Mars. Stories of adventure, conflict and war.

The Martian Princess: A long-lost space luxury liner in pristine condition looks like the ultimate salvage for a down-on-their-luck crew. But what happened to the passengers and crew? And who is trailing them?

A Mighty Fortress

A Mighty FortressTitle: A Mighty Fortress
Short Story Title: The Tunnel
Series: Mormon Steampunk #4
Published by: Immortal Works
Release Date: February 2020
Authors: Michaelbrent Collings, Bryce Beatty, Berin Stephens, Elizabeth Mueller, Roy Hayward, Jenna Eatough, Kevin Folkman, James Pyles, Nate Givens, Carl Duzett, Lee Allred, Justin Riley, John D. Payne, Sean Smith, Christopher McAfee, Jay Barnson, David J. West
Editors: Holli Anderson
ASIN: B0844MVZ94
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In this fourth installment of the incredible Mormon Steampunk series by Immortal Works Press you’ll find seventeen different tales spun by seventeen different authors, having only “steampunk” and “Mormon” in common. Tales of semi-sentient temples that walk and fly, a missionary’s unfortunate encounter with hostile natives whose mechanical knowledge far exceeds his own, a hidden treasure trove and a kidnapped girl saved by Porter Rockwell, a magical trip back in time to an airship-seized Zarahemla, a giant lake monster attacking the machinery keeping a Mormon settlement afloat, and many equally amazing stories.

This anthology includes stories by award winning, bestselling, and premier authors—Michaelbrent Collings, Bryce Beatty, Berin Stephens, Elizabeth Mueller, Roy Hayward, Jenna Eatough, Kevin Folkman, James Pyles, Nate Givens, Carl Duzett, Lee Allred, Justin Riley, John D. Payne, Sean Smith, Christopher McAfee, Jay Barnson, and David J. West.
Edited by Holli Anderson

The Tunnel: Rumors around London in the late 1800s tell of Mormons kidnapping young women and transporting them via a giant tunnel under the Atlantic Ocean all the way to the land of Deseret. When journalist Ellie White's best friend vanishes shortly after joining their church, Ellie launches an investigation to discover the truth behind the rumors.

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Mirages and Speculations

Mirages and SpeculationsTitle: Mirages and Speculations: Science Fiction and Fantasy from the Desert
Short Story Title: Voices of the Dead
Published by: Kydala Publishing
Release Date: August 2017
Authors: D J Butler, Julie Frost, Jay Barnson, Julia West, Annie Reed, Paul Genesse, David J West, M Shayne Bell, Melva L Gifford, Johnny Worthen, Gama Ray Martinez, Susan Kroupa, Virginia E Baker, Leigh Saunders, Diann T Read, Mary Pletsch, Voss Foster
Editors: Lyn Worthen
ASIN: B074YK451D
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Is the glimmer on the horizon a lake, shimmering under the hot desert sun – or a flying saucer visiting from a distant planet? Are those swirling clouds dust devils or djinn? In Mirages and Speculations seventeen authors of science fiction and fantasy take you on journeys to high mountain deserts, scorching sands, and wind-swept plateaus. Their stories will make you laugh and make you cry, as you visit worlds both futuristic and fantastic, the products of imaginations baked under desert skies until only Mirages and Speculations remain.

Storyhack Issue 1

Title: Storyhack Issue 1
Short Story Title: Retrieving Abe
Published by: Baby Katie Media
Release Date: September 2017
Authors: Jay Barnson, Michael DeCarolis, Kevyn Winkless, John M Olsen, Julie Frost, Jon Del Arroz, David Skinner, Gene Moyers, Mike Adamson, David J West
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New Rules for Rocket Nauts by Michael DeCarolis. A recently dismissed recruit watches in horror as an alien race betrays and massacres his former classmates. Now he may be the only person capable of stopping the first wave of an interstellar war.

The Price of Hunger by Kevyn Winkless. A desperate chase through the woods leads to an occupied cabin. Has Fred Moose doomed everyone to be slaughtered by the wending outside?

Retrieving Abe by Jay Barnson. Lydia Madison is the daughter of a dragon hunter, and the second of three wives in a plural marriage in a tiny village in the Utah Territory. When her husband is abducted by a dragon, only Lydia can rescue him... even if it means trading her own life for his.

Protector of Newington by John M Olsen. A wealthy inventor has been secretly sponsoring do-gooders in steam-powered suits for years. When another of his heroes faces death, can he just stand by and watch a good man die?

Brave Day Sunk in Hideous Night by Julie Frost. Ben is a PI with PTSD who also just happens to be a werewolf. He is handed a repo job that seems too easy to be true. Of course things go awry and an accident flings him into a grim future. Will he be able to make it back to his wife and friends, or will he be doomed to die amongst total strangers?

Taking Control by Jon Del Arroz. What is a seasoned outlaw to do when she's too worn out to heist?

Some things Missing from Her Profile by David Skinner. His blind date was kidnapped by Martians. He had no idea why. But he wasn't about to let them keep her.

Dream Master by Gene Moyers. What strange power could cause wealthy men to suddenly give away their fortunes and commit suicide?

Under the Gun by David J. West. A young man with a possessed gun that can't miss collides with an aging gunslinger that can't be hit. Trouble and death can't be far behind.

Circus to Boulogne by Mike Adamson. A WWII pilot is shot down over enemy-held territory. Will he make it to safety, or will he spend the rest of the war in a POW camp?

All Made of Hinges

All Made of HingesTitle: All Made of Hinges
Short Story Title: The Pipes of Columbia
Series: Mormon Steampunk #1
Published by: Immortal Works
Release Date: November 2018
Authors: D. J. Butler, John M. Olsen, Steven L. Peck, Elizabeth Mueller, Scott E. Tarbet, Jay Barnson, Joe Monson, Amanda Hamblin, Christopher McAfee, Jace Killan, John D. Payne, Lee Allred
Editors: James Wymore
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Cheerful in the face of dark opposition. Innovative to improve a backward world. Industrial as a cure for oppressive conditions. Unyielding beneath all who seek to bind and control them. Faithful until they conquer the fear of death and rise to great acts of heroism and service. Mormons and Steampunks are two faces of the same coin.

Twelve authors spin tales of true believers facing impossible odds, risking this life in the hope of gaining something better after. Mormon Battalion soldiers fight an airship, a bounty hunter crosses Porter Rockwell, cultists attempt to reanimate Brigham Young, and missionaries run into Cthulhu. These are just a few of the amazing tales by award winning, bestselling, and premier authors--
D. J. Butler, John M. Olsen, Steven L. Peck, Elizabeth Mueller, Scott E. Tarbet, Jay Barnson, Joe Monson, Amanda Hamblin, Christopher McAfee, Jace Killan, John D. Payne, and Lee Allred.

All Made of Hinges is the first installment in the incredible four-part Mormon Steampunk series by Immortal Works Press. If you love these stories, look for more in Put Your Shoulder to the Wheel, Press Forward, Saints, and A Mighty Fortress.

The Pipes of Columbia: In the 1893 World's Fair, the Columbia Exposition, a strange set of organ pipes have been stolen. A former detective is commissioned by a woman from Salt Lake City to help find the stolen merchandise, only to discover that the pipes are capable of much more than simple music in the hands of a vengeful villain!

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