A young professional in Chicago discovers the nebulous power of style, which subsequently threatens to consume him as he propels himself towards the American Dream. . . .
A frantic scramble to kill their mother drives four grownup siblings crazy. A dysfunctional family that puts yours to shame. Let your mom read it if she complains that you don’t treat her right. . . .
SIMON COLTRAINE is a professional songwriter and musician. His brother GILES, trader, rogue and amiable bully, is a crook. When Giles is killed in a car accident Simon returns to their childhood home to confront his memories and his own complicity in his brother’s schemes. . . .
Akačehennyi on a Diet of Dreams is an epistolary science fiction novel that follows Salus, an ambitious woman who dreams of political achievement. She has moved to the capital to work for one of the founders of the Progressive Movement, a party known for its controversial attitudes about technology and interstellar travel. Her chance for recognition comes one evening . . .
Divination from the spirit world. Con artistry. Cats and mirrors. The implications of Freudian psychology. Death. Life. Birth. Murder. And ice cream. . . . Charlotte Rowe has been cast in the role of medium from childhood, and studied under a clever fraud. But does Charlotte have a real vision into the spirit world? . . .
A novella about Ty, Furball, Bourbon, and their friends in Java, Missouri, and their very busy week before Thanksgiving. Bourbon risks losing his boyfriend over a bad choice at a party, Ty struggles against the tide of rumors at school, and Furball’s friends try to pull him out of his own potentially destructive slump. . . .
Match wits with Jake, Stella and the gang by using the Internet to solve the mystery of Aunt Miriam’s treasures. A family vacation to New York City turns into a wacky Internet treasure hunt adventure when Jake, Stella, Stanley and Marcus Bonds meet their oddball ancient Aunt Miriam for the first time. Mysterious, confused and irritable, Aunt Miriam is . . .
We all know Nala, is the associate of the Champion Standing, Shui, but why is she always at Shui’s side? How does a Nubian end up so revered in the Han Dynasty? . . .
Iron is a web serial written by Mario J. Lucero. It’s about an ex-buffalo soldier turned treasure hunter. The story is told in serial format. . . .
Many: The Blog of a Space Probe is an experimental web serial written by Mario J. Lucero. It’s about a space-faring computer’s lonesome journey, and more importantly, his ramblings about everything. The story is told through Many’s perspective, in blog format. . . .
Shannon isn’t the best advocate for the salvation of mankind. Misanthropic, rebellious and a teenage heiress to a natural resourse corp, she joins the Earth Libertaion Front (E.L.F.) in the pacific northwest to become an eco-terrorist and save the world from mankind’s wanton nature, but when captured by the FBI she discovers the true protectors of the Earth (real elves) . . .
Wrongly believing that his infant daughter Socorro has died, Raymond kills himself on Earth, only to be brought back to life on Alnos by the child’s mother, his Alnese lover Leila of Pallas. During his recovery, Raymond’s preternatural visions about Alnos’ frozen past bring him to the attention of the planet’s ruler, Lady Ciani, who asks him to become her . . .
Nov 22, 2015: What if the most intelligent, infrastructure building species wasn’t humans? What if humans merely served as the helpers for these other people? The Earth Tigers poses and answers these questions, and I found the outcome, in story form, to be a gripping read.
The story follows two main protagonists. Horatch, a T’rant, or a spider probably about the size of a small dog, has been given a quest to find a human to help his race rebuild some of their crumbling [more . . .]
Sep 20, 2016: Meet Carson, irreverent, unreliable, and often incoherent narrator who survived the end of the world. Perhaps.
No, seriously, he may or may not be schizophrenic and this whole story might be taking place in his head in an asylum.
The backstory, if the main character can be believed (and he can’t), is pretty much a Lovecraftian apocalypse. With fish-people and possibly homicidal houses, and a pet eyeball with spider legs. If it’s [more . . .]