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Bond-Shattering, William Maltese

A tale of a human universe controlled by warriors and inhabited by barbarians, Bond-Shattering brings intrigue and mystery to a planet that isn't quite lifeless enough.

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Of Agony & Ecstasy, Vicki McElfresh

Being a slave to one's art is never easy, as the Poet in this novella discovers when he finds himself bound to a multifaceted Mistress.

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Vacuum-Packed, Robin Newbold

The worlds of Bangkok and London are contrasted through the lives of Craig and Jamie in this striking tale of redemption and damnation.

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Forthcoming Titles:

We've got a few books in the works, and we're pleased to share some details and more about them.

Next is Summer's End by John Noss. This sweet little coming-of-age tale, set in the 1960s, is as unforgettable as it is courageous. The book's out of galley and moving into electronic and physical prepress. Preview the cover art here, and keep coming back to look for its release!

At last there are two more by Warren Ockrassa. A Fire in Arcadia 2: Burning is in revision now. The book is the conclusion of Nik's story, set in Delphos's past, and promises to be as intense as the first. And in draft is The Seven-Year Mirror, set on Castor, co-orbiting a binary star system with its twin world Pollux. The Fisherfolk have learned a secret and Medi'im, known as Cock to his friends, harbors secrets of his own. Download a seven-page chapter excerpt in PDF format here.

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Fantasy

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Of Agony & Ecstasy, Vicki McElfresh

Being a slave to one's art is never easy, as the Poet in this novella discovers when he finds himself bound to a multifaceted Mistress.

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The Starsword, RR Lawrence

When a mysterious magician comes to the land of HaldÍlor it is up to Hulvan to decide if he will be apprenticed to him -- or if the magician is responsible for recent, horrifying demonic attacks.

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Fiction

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Vacuum-Packed, Robin Newbold

The worlds of Bangkok and London are contrasted through the lives of Craig and Jamie in this striking tale of redemption and damnation.

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Science Fiction

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Victor, Mark Fell

Mark Fell's tale of two lives in a near-future world is at once chaotic and focused, a story that leaves a resonance well after the final page is turned.

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Bond-Shattering, William Maltese

A tale of a human universe controlled by warriors and inhabited by barbarians, Bond-Shattering brings intrigue and mystery to a planet that isn't quite lifeless enough.

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Allasnu Nomu, Warren Ockrassa

This second tale of Delphos picks up a century after the events described in The Beasts of Delphos. Follow the adventures of Adessa Tetrostsionu as he explores Allahu'akhbar, a planet made of diamond.

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The Beasts of Delphos, Warren Ockrassa

This first tale of Delphos introduces us to Barris, a young salve at a mine, and tells the story of his life, loves and the tragedies that are a natural extension of living a life of complete indenture.

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A Fire in Arcadia 1: Kindling, Warren Ockrassa

The final tale of Delphos commences in this history of that world before the freemen and slavery. Arcadia is a richly forested world but hidden beneath the beauty of the trees is a mortal, ghastly struggle for existence.

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We welcome submissions of manuscripts of every variety — we do not specialize by genre, though we prefer titles of LGBT interest. We accept works of nonfiction and technical books as well, and will also consider collections of short stories, poems and more.

We purchase electronic and first-run hardcopy publication rights and offer a generous royalty package in exchange. We do not offer advances, but pay flat author royalties at fifty percent of the net publication price. This means if your title sells at ten dollars per copy (after electronic delivery expenses, which amount to 45% of the cover price), you will receive five dollars for every copy sold. We pay royalties in US dollars on a quarterly schedule.

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