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Ubermensch

As a college student in Atlanta, Andrew Patel discovered Friedrich Nietzsche during a late-night study session. In the decade since, he has striven to live by the philosopher’s principles, upgrading his body with cybernetics to transcend the merely human and using the local underworld as his scaffolding to join a more select race of beings. Life is good.

But the superhero Silverbolt threatens all this with his war against the gangs employing Patel’s expertise in merging man and machine. Cornered in a gang safe-house one night, Patel must fight to protect this threat to his lifestyle, but he may not be the only übermensch in Atlanta…

The good guys get all the glory. Time to see things from a different point of view.

Needs Must

Two months ago, cyborg and Nietzsche enthusiast Andrew Patel defeated Atlanta superhero Silverbolt in battle but chose to spare his life. An evening at a charity gala with his girlfriend turns awkward when Patel discovers his host is none other than Silverbolt.

Then a gang of armed robbers attacks the party. Now superhero and supervillain must join forces to protect those they hold dear.

Lord Giovanni’s Daughter

Scholarly John Fiore has long sought to preserve the literary heritage of the fallen Empire in a library, a library funded by the proceeds of his life as a mercenary, assassin, and adventurer. His most recent assignment is to rescue Adriana Cimino, daughter of a lord of the Narrow Sea, from the lecherous Talassos, prince of the serpentine Naga.

But Talassos, guarded by both human and Naga soldiers in an oceanic fortress and a fierce warrior in his own right, will not be easy prey.

Paul Leone, author of the Vatican Vampire Hunters series, describes this short fantasy story as a fun blend of Robert E. Howard’s sword-and-sorcery and Renaissance fantasy in the vein of John Whitbourn’s novel POPES AND PHANTOMS

Lord of the Dolorous Tower

Andhun and Eric, two young men from Eastvillage, leave during the long, boring months of winter to seek out the legendary Dolorous Tower, tomb of a fallen Dark Lord. Andhun is a true believer, while Eric tags along to humor his friend and keep him out of trouble.

Little do they know that the Dolorous Tower is very real and that they might not be coming back from it alive…

The Beast of the Bosporus

The Battle of Lepanto left the Ottoman Empire’s navy in ruins. Although Grand Vizier Sokollu Mehmed Pasha has overseen the replacement of every lost ship, he fears economic trends are against the Empire. 

Seeking an advantage over his Latin foes, the pasha seeks knowledge man was not meant to have, a quest that brings him face to face with the Great Old Ones . . .

The Salamander’s Smile

Book two in the bestselling fantasy series Three Wells of the Sea . . .

Six years have passed since the druid Lyleth resurrected Nechtan, won back his throne, and held him as he died once more. But now his murderous nephew, Talan, is king of the Five Quarters. He wants more than the throne, he wants Lyleth’s six-year-old daughter, whispered to be the fabled “Child of Death.” When Talan’s warships anchor at the Isle of Glass, Lyleth knows he’s come for his little cousin, and Lyleth will do anything to get her daughter back.

Six years have passed since the English teacher, Hugh Cavendish, journeyed to the Five Quarters and returned to our world, paralyzed and broken. When he discovers his ailing Aunt Merryn has not only been to the Five Quarters, but has found a way back, Dish vows to follow her.

He’d best hurry, for an ancient god-king stirs in his stony tomb and whispers in Talan’s ear, “None but ye can set me free.”

Crown Thief

Meet Easie Damasco: Thief, swindler and lately, reluctant hero.

But whatever good intentions Damasco may have are about to be tested to their limits, as the most valuable – and dangerous – object in the land comes within his light-fingered grasp.

Add in some suicidally stubborn giants, an old enemy with dreams of empire and the deadliest killers in two kingdoms on his heels, and Damasco’s chances of staying honest – or even just surviving – are getting slimmer by the hour.

Giant Thief

Meet Easie Damasco, rogue, thieving swine and total charmer.

Even the wicked can’t rest when a vicious warlord and the force of enslaved giants he commands invade their homeland.  Damasco might get away in one piece, but he’s going to need help.

Big time.

Prince Thief

Altapasaeda, capital of the Castoval, is about to be besieged by its own king – and where else would luckless, somewhat reformed thief Easie Damasco be but trapped within the city’s walls?  Faced with a war they can’t win and a populace too busy fighting amongst itself to even try, the Castovalian defenders are left with one desperate option.  Far in the northern lands of Shoan, rebels have set up the young prince Malekrin as a figurehead in their own quest to throw off the king’s tyrannical rule.  One way or another, the prince must be persuaded to join forces.

Once again, all hope lies with Damasco and his sticky-fingered approach to problem solving, along with his long suffering partner, the gentle giant Saltlick.  But this time it’s a human being that needs stealing, with his own desires and opinions, and events only grow more complicated as Damasco realises that he and the rebellious young prince have more in common that either would admit.

Patchwerk

Fleeing the city of New York on the TransContinental atmospheric transport, Dran Florrian is traveling with Palimpsest: the ultimate proof of a lifetime of scientific theorizing.

When a rogue organization attempts to steal the device, however, Dran takes drastic action.

But his invention threatens to destroy the very fabric of this and all other possible universes, unless Dran – or someone very much like him – can shut down the machine and reverse the process.