New characters and new mysteries change Sanctuary forever. The immortalized cavalry commander, Tempus, leaves Sanctuary in the hands of Straton, the witch-cursed Stepson; his partner Critias; Sync of the Rankan 3rd Commando, and Kama, Tempus’s daughter. Each feels that being left behind is punishment, and may be correct. Sanctuary goes from bad to worse with the arrival of the ominous Shepherd and a disturbing god. Meanwhile two local girls, Shawme and Merricat, find arcane articles on the Downwind beach that few understand but which the Stepsons’ mage believes will shape the fate of the Sacred Band.
This classic Sacred Band of Stepsons story, from the 2012 Perseid Publishing anthology “the Fish the Fighters and the Song-girl, is newly revised and expanded by the author and first appeared in somewhat different form in Thieves’ World(R), the million-copy bestselling fantasy series.
2012: NASA’s Curiosity Rover lands on Mars to search for signs of whether microbial life existed on the planet.
2018: The first alien lifeform, a simple wormlike creature is discovered, gripping the world’s imagination.
2022: The first manned mission to Mars begins the longest and most dangerous journey ever undertaken by humankind.
From hundreds of potential candidates, six astronauts from countries around the world are selected to crew the historic mission. Led by Commander Samantha Collins, they must travel across the gulf of interplanetary space, over 150 million miles from home and help. Their mission is to investigate alien life, but what they discover is far beyond what anyone ever imagined…
Darkness. The absence of light, hope, and direction. It is a word that is as pervasive in our language as its consequence is on society. A shot in the dark. To be in the dark. The darkest hour is before dawn. Darkness is the foil for all we consider good in the world––the natural enemy of good, and the virtues of the human spirit.
Peter Benenson once said that it was better to light a candle than curse the darkness. Darkly Never After, a diverse collection of dark fairy tales and fiction, chooses to light the world with its very mission statement. All proceeds from this international volume will benefit children in need.
From classical reimaginings of old classics, to brand new tales of adventure and deceit, Darkly Never After has fairy tales for the sophisticated and worldly mind. Visit the fantastical worlds your childhood books introduced you to, with a touch of maturity for the older reader.
Light a path in the darkness. Become the candle for the lost.
The death of the evil Alistair has brought a measure of peace and calm to those at P.A.W.S., but his silver charm remains in Miri’s possession and it seems to almost have a life of its own.
Nightmares and questions torment Miri until the charm mysteriously disappears and Jessamyn seeks help from Quentin, who claims to have repented his past association with Alistair. But can he be trusted?
And Jenna, the sweet, young girl once held captive by Alistair, is carrying a terrible secret—a secret that could determine the future of P.A.W.S.
Return to Northstar, Montana, where love and friendship triumph, with the HAMMOND BROTHERS, a new series of Northstar Romances.
Nick Hammond and Beth Carlyle have been friends since birth but have always been content to obey the rule that friends shouldn’t be lovers. During their final year of college, when Beth’s boyfriend does the unthinkable, Nick jumps in to protect her and finds himself in a war between his loyalty and his integrity. As boundaries shift, feelings long ignored rise to the surface, jeopardizing Nick’s relationship with his girlfriend, his college education, and his future. Those aren’t the only consequences of that traumatic night, however, and before Beth can figure out if it’s simple gratitude or something much more she feels for Nick, she’ll have to overcome her fears in order to keep him out of trouble.
NORTHSTAR ROMANCES (by series):
First Instinct (Book 1)
Twice Shy (Book 2)
Once Burned (Book 3) – Forthcoming