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When the dragon changeling, Adom, discovers a child emerging from the flames of a house, he's left with an unsavory choice: take her back with him and incur the wrath of full-blooded dragons and his fiancee, or leave her there in the ashes of her former home to die.
This short story is set in the world of Slither, available April 2017.
by Melody Steiner
The Desert Raven
Maggie Tall Bear Sloan, is a retired criminologist who shapeshifts into the Pukkekwerek, the Yurok nation’s monster-killing raven. After she brings down a cannibalistic child murderer possessed by a Manitou, Maggie, and her lover, Jake Lubbock, a former sheriff, move from the mountains in Northern California to a desert town in southern California. Maggie and Jake settle into their new community; with one goal, an enjoyable retirement. She buys a pub, Jake writes a book, they both join the town's law enforcement reserves, spending Sundays with family. Then a new mystery finds them...
An ancient world of water is a seemingly idyllic home for the finned race, the Elamer, until a visitor from another world rocks their complacency. Evlian, a Gillimer from Terra Edelin, is on a mission to find a sacred object, the antigone. She'll stop at nothing to find what she needs, even if it means the end of the world her people once called their own. An origin story featuring the race of water people who live underneath Onyx Island.
A short story set in the world of Slither, set to release in April 2017. Includes a sneak peek at Slither.
Sand and Ink
In the Axis, there is a world of sand and simmering heat. There, Princess Neri waits patiently for her father to return from the southlands, a place, it is rumored, where dragons can turn into people. But when he returns, the king brings with him more than mere stories of his travels. He calls them inklets, and while they seem harmless enough, there is much more to them than meets the eye.
A Short Story set in the World of Slither, coming April 2017! Contains the first chapter of Slither.
The Splendid and Extraordinary Life of Beautimus Potamus
On the mystical green planet of Rendaz, devout Goddess worshiper and university professor, middle-aged Beautimus Potamus—who also happens to be a hippo plagued with hot flashes and poor self-esteem—forms an alliance with Samuel S. Goodwings, a younger womanizing, atheist praying mantis. When these two are together, life morphs from the mundane into the fantastic. Our unlikely duo solves mysteries, bring a murderer to justice, and even help end a war, while experiencing their own trials, triumphs, and tragedies. Often with humor, their situations and adventures parody Earth culture.
Long before dragon changelings roamed the world, a king finds a woman with unusual abilities. Years later, in the midst of a war, her daughter discovers that the very mention of the woman is powerful enough to invoke a rebellion.
A short story set in the World of Slither and includes the first chapter of Slither, coming April 2017.
Layela Delamores wants nothing more than to settle into a quiet, peaceful life, running a small flower shop with her twin sister, Yoma. But Layela is tormented each night by terrifying visions that she cannot remember when she wakes. When Yoma vanishes, Layela is certain that her nightly visions hold the key - but only her sister's thieving friend, one of the last survivors of the ether races, can unlock them. Ripped from the safety of her flower shop into a universe of smugglers and assassins, Layela must pursue her sister across space in a desperate bid to overcome the destiny of destruction foretold in her dreams. The fate of a whole world is on the line.
The Complete Guide To Writing for Young Adults
The Complete Guide to Writing for Young Adults
is an essential resource for the emerging YA author. Here you’ll find honest advice from award winners, international bestsellers, and industry professionals. If you’ve wondered why you need an agent, how to build your career, whether you should collaborate on that project, or how to write responsibly for a younger audience... it’s all here to get you started:
The Emergence of YA: Adrienne Kress
Age Considers, Youth Ventures: Defining YA: E.C. Myers
The Problem With Parents: Deby Fredericks
Writing YA Science Fiction as if Science Matters: Allen Steele
More Than Girl And Boy Books: Gender In YA: Leah Bobet
Creepy Or Romantic: Fanny Valentine Darling
Making Your Readers Team Players: Julie Kagawa
Trans 101 for YA Writers: Sassafras
Eyes of the Enemy (BlackMyst Trilogy Book 1)
When a rogue band of the dreaded Sorak attacks his village, twelve-year-old Beynn Firehand escapes into the darkness of BlackMyst Forest to find help. During his quest, Beynn discovers his own powerful magic abilities.
The Jigsaw and the Fan
How much trouble can one disgruntled ghost really make?
Albert Carter has died, and finds himself in the spirit world to get sorted out at St. Christopher’s gates. However, upon his arrival to St. Christopher’s Doomsday Ministry, an inspectors’ strike causes all spirits in transit to be temporarily relegated to Earth as ghosts until negotiations can be met. Albert’s ghostly assignment is his worst nightmare: a wealthy lord’s manor which operates on the hard-earned wages of his own class.
Watching him from the heavens is a host of guardian angels, elders, overlords, and scribes—all scrambling to undo the havoc that Albert is blunderingly creating in his short stint as a ghost.
A Place with Dragons
In a secret world of giants, Wisps, War Crows, and ancient magic, Nicolas Bennett discovers he is the heir to the throne of a fantastical Kingdom.
Nicolas is prophesied to become one of the greatest of all Dragon Nightfalls—but only if he can kill the recently awakened Overlord Dragon, Arnyek Tolvaj. Known as the Shadow Thief, Arnyek Tolvaj is the doom of Telluric Grand and a looming threat to Relic, the City with Seven Gates.
Joined by three new friends, Nicolas sets out on a dangerous journey, determined to accomplish the impossible. And when he finally comes face to face with the Shadow Thief, Nicolas truly understands the private agony of what it means to be a savior.
Vivid by Andrea Murray
When Vivian Cartwright was five years old, she witnessed her mother’s death. Now, sixteen-year-old Vivian only wants a normal life, hard to accomplish when you possess the power to control energy.
She has kept her ability a secret from everyone except her guardian, Charlotte, who has hidden Vivian from the man responsible for her mother’s murder. Her secret is safe until Vivian defends herself at school using her power.
In her desire to unlock her past, Vivian is forced to use her supernatural gift over and over. With each use, Vivian fears she is losing control and discovers her powers are growing—maybe too much—bringing her unknowingly closer to the man who murdered her mother.